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05-17-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17,250
Views: 1,853,991
Posted By SurferRosa

Between some condos and a now defunct Elks Lodge,...

Between some condos and a now defunct Elks Lodge, there's a little path that leads to a small, private beach called Point Shilshole.
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05-16-21, 12:33 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 32,802
Posted By SurferRosa

Just took pics of my 1960. It's a repaint and...

Just took pics of my 1960. It's a repaint and nothing is original. Came to me as a fixed gear, so I scrapped everything except the headset and (maybe strangely) the Super Record brake levers.
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05-14-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 662
Posted By SurferRosa

No, you don't need any of that extra junk. I...

No, you don't need any of that extra junk. I don't ride in the rain nor apply anything to my Brooks saddles. They usually come with that little wrench.
05-14-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 19,659
Posted By SurferRosa

Black and silver! ...

Black and silver!

https://youtu.be/jUIELsVpv4M


:twitchy:
05-13-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 408,247
Posted By SurferRosa

Haven't posted anything in this thread for a...

Haven't posted anything in this thread for a while, but, sadly, I haven't really built anything. I was feeling this really annoying little tick or knock coming from the right crank or pedal on my...
05-13-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By SurferRosa

I built special shelves for all my vintage...

I built special shelves for all my vintage shop-vacs. When my post count is high enough, I'll post some pics.
05-12-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By SurferRosa

What you get when you cross '80s metal with '70s...

What you get when you cross '80s metal with '70s jazz...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/21/Carnac.jpg

sorry/not sorry?
05-11-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By SurferRosa

"La"? It's definitely a girl's bike. ...

"La"? It's definitely a girl's bike. :p
05-11-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,144
Posted By SurferRosa

Really? I've had very few problems with USPS....

Really? I've had very few problems with USPS. Only a few times in the past 12 years has a package been rerouted improperly. Only twice in that span have I not received the package, and I'm not sure...
05-10-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17,250
Views: 1,853,991
Posted By SurferRosa

First long (2 hr) ride with my new gloves. ...

First long (2 hr) ride with my new gloves. :thumb:

https://i.imgur.com/tiqtqTw.jpg
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05-04-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,112
Posted By SurferRosa

... for a typical entry into this thread: ...

... for a typical entry into this thread:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/530402-wacky-world-craigslist-ebay-ads-811.html
05-02-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 538
Posted By SurferRosa

The subforum title says, "this forum is to...

The subforum title says, "this forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and...
04-25-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By SurferRosa

Just don't place those 11 balls sideways like...

Just don't place those 11 balls sideways like your avatar. Make sure those balls are all right side up. :thumb:
04-24-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 701
Posted By SurferRosa

I'm not going to try to out-think the...

I'm not going to try to out-think the designer/builder of every single bike I have.
04-23-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,618
Posted By SurferRosa

Well, you're the expert.

Well, you're the expert.
04-22-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 776
Posted By SurferRosa

My recurring dreams follow one of two story...

My recurring dreams follow one of two story lines. Either I missed a ton of work, show up at the office, and can't find my desk ... Or I missed a ton of classes, show up for the final, and don't know...
04-22-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,747
Posted By SurferRosa

"Look! A Falcon, Ren. Oh joy of joys!" ...

"Look! A Falcon, Ren. Oh joy of joys!"

https://i.imgur.com/EIFflBH.jpg
Belltown alleyways
04-21-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By SurferRosa

Sand down the top tube, mask it off, and take it...

Sand down the top tube, mask it off, and take it (the frame only without the fork) to an auto body shop for paint.
04-21-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By SurferRosa

. https://youtu.be/Yt3p-F2x7rY.

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https://youtu.be/Yt3p-F2x7rY.
04-20-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By SurferRosa

. https://youtu.be/2PoLaX4IA_0 .

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https://youtu.be/2PoLaX4IA_0
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04-20-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 918
Posted By SurferRosa

https://youtu.be/CjnmjZtLVcM.

https://youtu.be/CjnmjZtLVcM.
04-19-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By SurferRosa

I like blue bar tape with a blue frame. ...

I like blue bar tape with a blue frame.

https://i.imgur.com/MZ1tZZR.jpg

For that Univega, I would go blue, black, grey or brown Newbaums cotton. Switch it up every few years. And definitely...
04-18-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,306
Posted By SurferRosa

Not for me. I buy Shimano brake cable kits (with...

Not for me. I buy Shimano brake cable kits (with grey housing) on eBay for under $10 shipped. And derailleur cables are $1/ea.
04-17-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17,250
Views: 1,853,991
Posted By SurferRosa

One of my favorite Silver Jews songs. ...

One of my favorite Silver Jews songs.

https://youtu.be/BoVoKBy-IE8.
Enjoyed your story about the rude litter protester.
04-15-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,784
Posted By SurferRosa

I search eBay's cycling category for "tube presta...

I search eBay's cycling category for "tube presta 32" (without the quotes).

The "32" is the stem height that my bikes require. They all hate really long stems. It's not me, it's the bikes.
04-15-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,303
Posted By SurferRosa

Fuhgeddaboudit! But come on. Change your bar...

Fuhgeddaboudit!

But come on. Change your bar tape every leap year and look for corrosion.
04-15-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3,957
Views: 366,561
Posted By SurferRosa

Wish I had one for you. Wildwood?

Wish I had one for you. Wildwood?
04-11-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17,250
Views: 1,853,991
Posted By SurferRosa

Lake Forest Park Presbyterian is a very pretty...

Lake Forest Park Presbyterian is a very pretty church at the end of my favorite road in town, NE Perkins Way.

https://i.imgur.com/9Bnf5ph.jpg
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04-11-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,251
Posted By SurferRosa

I don't know about that, but it's definitely...

I don't know about that, but it's definitely expensive compared to how most of us usually build bikes. Old components can be overhauled and polished to look beautiful, period-correct, appropriate...
04-09-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,157
Posted By SurferRosa

That's a lot of tubes. I don't carry any,...

That's a lot of tubes.

I don't carry any, just a patch kit.
04-08-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 247,869
Posted By SurferRosa

Joey Santiago rocking the Pixies jersey. :thumb:...

Joey Santiago rocking the Pixies jersey. :thumb:

https://i.imgur.com/9jN1Dw3.jpg
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04-06-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,027
Posted By SurferRosa

I enjoy the ones when I'm standing in line at the...

I enjoy the ones when I'm standing in line at the grocery, behind the lady, with her kid staring at me. She looks at the kid and then back at me, then clutches her kid tightly. Yeah, I'm going to...
Replies: 33
Views: 1,089
Posted By SurferRosa

Unless the rims are pristine, I would dismantle....

Unless the rims are pristine, I would dismantle. I really enjoy overhauling and polishing hubs, an activity made so much easier when they're are not built up.

I sold a set of high flange Record...
04-02-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17,250
Views: 1,853,991
Posted By SurferRosa

Cedar River Trail, down in Wildwood's part of...

Cedar River Trail, down in Wildwood's part of the country (I think).

https://i.imgur.com/WhutgRL.jpg
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This was on the way home, before I caught the light rail as I was running out of light....
04-02-21, 01:05 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,740
Posted By SurferRosa

This doesn't make any sense.

This doesn't make any sense.
03-31-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 61,646
Views: 9,309,747
Posted By SurferRosa

Seller said he didn't know the tubeset, but...

Seller said he didn't know the tubeset, but thought it might be SLX. Any ideas?
03-31-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 695
Posted By SurferRosa

But who rides in those?

But who rides in those?
03-30-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17,250
Views: 1,853,991
Posted By SurferRosa

Since I keep going to the same ole places, maybe...

Since I keep going to the same ole places, maybe I should start a thread, "what did you ride today?" Today, it was the '72 Torpado.

https://i.imgur.com/H0pgseH.jpg
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03-30-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,759
Posted By SurferRosa

Yeah, but where you gonna put him? My hall...

Yeah, but where you gonna put him? My hall closet's full. And am I supposed to feed him too? Jail food is the absolute worst on the planet, and I don't even know where to buy it. I think pet food is...
03-29-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,956
Posted By SurferRosa

Modern consumers do not value classic beauty. :p

Modern consumers do not value classic beauty. :p
03-29-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 61,646
Views: 9,309,747
Posted By SurferRosa

$500 56cm Rossin (in Oly) ...

$500 56cm Rossin (in Oly)
https://images.craigslist.org/00909_cyq19Ogdry2z_0CI0hr_1200x900.jpg
https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/bik/d/olympia-bicycle-rossin-56-cm/7298468623.html
03-29-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20,289
Views: 3,433,125
Posted By SurferRosa

:lol: Maybe raise the seatpost? "Built this...

:lol: Maybe raise the seatpost?

"Built this vintage Raleigh with the intention of riding it to work. I’ve since come to realize it’s a bit too small for me (5’11). It’s a 57cm frame I believe... I...
03-29-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 993
Posted By SurferRosa

"Say hello to my little frien'!"

"Say hello to my little frien'!"
03-28-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,521
Posted By SurferRosa

Concerning the head injuries ... the good news is...

Concerning the head injuries ... the good news is your thread is perfectly coherent and well written. So you have that going for you.

Maybe post some pics of the problem child bike. People can...
03-28-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,195
Posted By SurferRosa

Submitting this for the Thread of the Year. ...

Submitting this for the Thread of the Year. :thumb:
03-27-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,918
Posted By SurferRosa

Sorry, but I don't find any of that to be true....

Sorry, but I don't find any of that to be true. All my brakes work great. I wouldn't consider any of my frames too "flexy." The late '80s 531c is actually a little bit too stiff. Period correct parts...
03-27-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,168
Posted By SurferRosa

I put big rig mirrors on my bikes. You know, the...

I put big rig mirrors on my bikes. You know, the type that semi tractor trailers use. They're a little heavy, but it allows me to see everything that I've passed, just in case I didn't see it the...
03-26-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By SurferRosa

Better than Christmas. Love the black pedal...

Better than Christmas. Love the black pedal clips.
03-25-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,345
Posted By SurferRosa

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
03-24-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By SurferRosa

"With the amount of grime that was on it, I...

"With the amount of grime that was on it, I suspect it saw many miles."

It will still outlive all of us and probably the next several generations of future Campy fanboys.
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