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02-28-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,342
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I rode this route last Summer from East Portland...

I rode this route last Summer from East Portland to the locks and back. A highly scenic and worthwhile ride and that bike path part was a treat. The congested parts were limited to around the falls...
10-02-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 10,052
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Yes, thanks for organizing another good ride! We...

Yes, thanks for organizing another good ride! We had a good long discussion at the park halfway where I learned still more good bike stuff. It got a little warm toward the end there. November...
10-01-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 10,052
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I’m in, see you there. Alex

I’m in, see you there.
Alex
09-14-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 910
Posted By 73StellaSX76

OK, to close the loop I redid the offending pivot...

OK, to close the loop I redid the offending pivot by removing the upper pivot pin (rhs in the photo), drilling through for a 4mm BHCS, made a brass bushing to thread onto the screw, and secured the...
09-13-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,913
Posted By 73StellaSX76

It was a fun, but all too short ride for me...

It was a fun, but all too short ride for me joining the Touroica riders this morning (I had to get back to work). Such a fine group of comrades for a ride! Here is a photo of the long-termers at...
09-06-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,340
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Hold a Sharpie against the crank arm and swing an...

Hold a Sharpie against the crank arm and swing an arc on the blade at the depth you need.. Grind to the line, blend and polish both ends. 2 or 3 mm over the short length you need wonít affect...
09-06-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,340
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I’ve ground the lower profile of the outer blade...

I’ve ground the lower profile of the outer blade of an fd to match a ring radius better. Sounds like you only need a mm or so. That removes chrome so reduces rust resistance, but so much lube...
09-04-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By 73StellaSX76

We lucked out on the weather and relative lack of...

We lucked out on the weather and relative lack of smoke. Thanks for setting this ride up and I look forward to future ones.
Alex, on the Stella, far right in your photo.
08-24-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 28,710
Posted By 73StellaSX76

For the first 2-3 years when they started in Paso...

For the first 2-3 years when they started in Paso lights to be seen by were required as dictated by the CHP. I was even supplied a blinky light for the front on my first ride. I donít think itís...
08-21-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,008
Posted By 73StellaSX76

The air quality locally is just too unfit for me...

The air quality locally is just too unfit for me to ride this morning, I’m seeing readings over 100. It’s supposed to start clearing up this afternoon but I’ll pass on today’s ride. I look forward...
07-26-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,315
Posted By 73StellaSX76

All those suggested plus Mt Umunhum near San...

All those suggested plus Mt Umunhum near San Jose, the hardest of the local peak climbs.
https://pjammcycling.com/climb/445.Hicks%2520Road%2520to%2520Mt.%2520Umunhum%2520north
The pjamm site is...
07-23-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,615
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I stopped at the fire station drinking fountain...

I stopped at the fire station drinking fountain today, water is on. Not the nice bottle filler like the Temple has, but it will fill a bottle just fine.
07-20-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,615
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I haven’t ever used it so I don’t know if it is...

I haven’t ever used it so I don’t know if it is turned on, but there is a drinking fountain in front of the fire station a quarter mile west of Robert’s on 84. It is visible on google street view. ...
06-26-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,308
Posted By 73StellaSX76

The Milwaukee wrench I bought set me back about...

The Milwaukee wrench I bought set me back about $25. A larger size would allow easier torquing to higher values. As I said, this wrench performed acceptably. Iíve been servicing this bike for 44...
05-27-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,566
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Universal cone wrenches? if the square hole...

Universal cone wrenches?
if the square hole measures 3/8” or 1/4” it could be for a socket wrench extension.
05-08-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,662
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I just returned from a ride where we descended 92...

I just returned from a ride where we descended 92 eastbound down the hill from Skyline. There was a constant stream of cars as genejockey bets, I saw one cyclist climbing westbound. I’ll second his...
04-29-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,011
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I rode an ‘86 for about 5 years as a commuter,...

I rode an ‘86 for about 5 years as a commuter, lunch bike and general do-everything bike. I liked the frame a lot and felt it was worthy of better and lighter components, especially the wheels. The...
04-23-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,226
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I’m on my third pair of GKSKs, although the...

I’m on my third pair of GKSKs, although the latest are blue, all have been 32mm. I’ve seen no signs of dry rot or any other defect. I like these tires a lot for the price. It’s possible yours...
04-22-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 28,710
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I won't make the tour down the coast but plan to...

I won't make the tour down the coast but plan to head down Saturday or Sunday morning for the Eroica ride (I'm riding the LVDS route), heading back home Sunday after the ride. I can shuttle luggage...
04-20-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,341
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I was at Arastadero park yesterday on the gravel...

I was at Arastadero park yesterday on the gravel bike and it occurs to me there are a few steepish pitches of gravel road there to try. They just laid down some deep gravel on a couple stretches if...
04-18-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,341
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Hey tgot, Iíve ridden the last four Cal. events...

Hey tgot, Iíve ridden the last four Cal. events held and had to walk the last bit of Cypress Mtn twice. Iím running a 42/32 low gearing which I think is about 35 gear inches. Part of the challenge is...
04-11-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7,393
Views: 3,350,355
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Thanks, it is. Itís relatively light,...

Thanks, it is. Itís relatively light, comparatively simple, and the riding posture for mtb riding is a revelation to me.
04-04-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7,393
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Posted By 73StellaSX76

I recently converted my '97 Ibis Mojo from flat...

I recently converted my '97 Ibis Mojo from flat bars to dirt drops. I'm not sure if it qualifies as Vintage or drop bar, but I hope it's close enough for inclusion.

1997 Ibis Mojo made with Tange...
02-15-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,916
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I just fitted a 46/30t bikingreen chainring set...

I just fitted a 46/30t bikingreen chainring set (look on eBay, about $85) on my compact crank for lower gearing. It uses proprietary rings. The quality is good, they pedal and shift smoothly. I do...
01-14-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,257
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Miles From Nowhere. a very fun read with a sad...

Miles From Nowhere. a very fun read with a sad epilogue. https://www.amazon.com/Miles-Nowhere-Round-Bicycle-Adventure/dp/0898861098

runner up : Bicycling Science....
01-04-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Anodizing will not degrade over time. It can be...

Anodizing will not degrade over time. It can be wear through if in sufficient contact with other parts. Anodizing is non-conductive where the aluminum below is. Take a continuity meter (DVM) and...
12-13-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,463
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Hereís a set I made a few years ago after seeing...

Hereís a set I made a few years ago after seeing Gevenalleís offerings. On theirs the levers generally aim down and the housings aim upward. On mine these are both reversed. I attached a machined...
09-07-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,318
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I had no idea bar tape is typically twill, so...

I had no idea bar tape is typically twill, so thanks for this info. I suspect a twill Is preferred as it is more forgiving and would conform to the hooks and top bends better than a straight weave. ...
09-05-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,293
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I made these in 1982. Used stainless steel and...

I made these in 1982. Used stainless steel and polished the working surfaces. I soon put them away in preference to tool-free tire changes and havenít needed them until recent years trying road...
05-18-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,633
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Does it have to be for a bike? I made one for my...

Does it have to be for a bike? I made one for my stitch and glue kayak. It's actually under the gf epoxy. If any of you are looking for a SIP project this kayak was one of the funnest things I've...
05-18-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,074
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I just re-rimmed a set of wheels with Sum m13ii...

I just re-rimmed a set of wheels with Sum m13ii rims. Build went well and they’ve held up straight. They really look the part but I had to wrap cloth on the ceiling hooks that I hang the bike from....
04-06-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,232
Posted By 73StellaSX76

From the website: ...

From the website:
https://www.openspace.org/content/novel-coronavirus-updates

”At this time, preserve access is for hiking and walking only, leave bicycles and horses at home. We ask for your...
04-03-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,232
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I think they are counting on the majority to...

I think they are counting on the majority to observe the spirit of the rule. I agree 5.2 miles isn’t going to make any difference, and it’s hard to see the harm in a run out to the coast. It’s also...
04-01-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,650
Posted By 73StellaSX76

If possible, spend some time with your dad,...

If possible, spend some time with your dad, remotely if necessary, and write down some of his memories of these bikes. It will serve a couple purposes: you’ll share some memories with him and also...
03-17-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,223
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Spanky O'Ibis

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01-26-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,772
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Orvis 50A, purchased at their hq in 1983. Itís...

Orvis 50A, purchased at their hq in 1983. Itís made in Italy. Very light, very simple. I added the silicone o-ring to hold the line end.
...
10-31-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,543
Posted By 73StellaSX76

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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10-21-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,257
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Not such a great shot but the best one I have on...

Not such a great shot but the best one I have on hand. Taken at a playground in Golden Gate Park. It has new tires & tubes, brake pads, pump, cables & housings, and sorta matching saddle bags. Other...
10-21-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,257
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I would say these and the pattern on my spoke...

I would say these and the pattern on my spoke heads are an exact match to the ones loosely identified by an "eight point star" about halfway down the Spoke Identification Chart that you provided a...
05-31-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 15,657
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Here is mine of 30 years. I chose the color to be...

Here is mine of 30 years. I chose the color to be close to Emma's. Used to do the track days some. When this car is running right there is nothing else quite like it.
When I retire I'm thinking of...
10-13-18, 12:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,603
Posted By 73StellaSX76

c. 1979

For broader reference, mine has been in weekly use for about 40 years, still my favorite pump to use. It has had 2 or 3 leather seal changes plus as many hose changes over the years. Only complaint...
05-01-18, 09:28 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 21,225
Posted By 73StellaSX76

1973 SX-75 or 76. Brochure says SX-76 comes with...

1973 SX-75 or 76. Brochure says SX-76 comes with full Columbus/Campagnolo and that's the way mine came. I bought it used in 1977, it had been raced on the peninsula. I had it repainted in 1978 the...
01-09-16, 08:40 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 26,531
Posted By 73StellaSX76

1969 Lotus Elan

I've owned since 1988. It's mostly stock, though not a stock color, it's close to Mrs. Peel's. It doesn't get out too much any more as driving in the Bay Area, even the outlying countryside, is...
11-08-15, 11:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,257
Posted By 73StellaSX76

Butted Spokes!

Anyone know how long butted spokes been around in common use? Both wheels on this bike have butted spokes, the ends are 2.0 mm diameter and the middle 1.7mm. The spoke heads have a trade mark which...
11-01-15, 10:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,257
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I'm still looking for clues as to the age of this...

I'm still looking for clues as to the age of this bike, I've stripped it down mostly and have yet to find any date stamps on any of the components.

From the catalog page shown here ...
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