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03-04-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,995
Posted By bikingshearer

1978 Eisentraut "A." The cool pump peg is a...

1978 Eisentraut "A." The cool pump peg is a bonus. These photos are almost 10 years old. I still have and ride this beauty, although it isn't quite as pristine as this any more. But it still looks...
03-02-21, 01:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,995
Posted By bikingshearer

I saw that frame and met the owner at Ed Litton's...

I saw that frame and met the owner at Ed Litton's shop. The fleur de lys were not applied as a sheet with clear stuff then peeled away. No, the owner applied every one of those little buggers by...
03-01-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,105
Posted By bikingshearer

Shouldn't that be for three-quarters of a mouse?

Shouldn't that be for three-quarters of a mouse?
03-01-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,219
Posted By bikingshearer

I, too, marvel at the amount of venom GP and Riv...

I, too, marvel at the amount of venom GP and Riv seem to attract. Hey, if you don't like what their selling, yo don't have to come into or stay in the store.

I'm not sure I'd agree, though, that...
02-21-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,452
Posted By bikingshearer

But it's a dry heat. Dry and desiccating....

But it's a dry heat. Dry and desiccating. :rolleyes:

I grew up in Livermore. which is just over the hill from Tracy, so I know about inland California hot. Not as hot as Bakersfield or Redding,...
02-21-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,447
Posted By bikingshearer

Problem #1 is the shop letting that wheel go out...

Problem #1 is the shop letting that wheel go out the door in that condition. Use the right length of spokes or grind 'em down, but get those spokes flush with, or a thread or two shorter than, the...
02-19-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By bikingshearer

Cool. Many thanks. I had no idea. I...

Cool. Many thanks. I had no idea.

I searched "Randall Braun" on that website and they also have his other two guidebooks (Gold Country/High Sierra North and Delta Farm & Wine Country). The used...
02-19-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,452
Posted By bikingshearer

Couple of handsome guys there. And me, too . . . .

Couple of handsome guys there. And me, too . . . .
02-17-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By bikingshearer

Yeah, the seat cluster kind of screams "Windsor,"...

Yeah, the seat cluster kind of screams "Windsor," but I agree that the other lugs and the fork crown say "not a Windsor Pro." This is another partially-informed opinion, and it's worth exactly what...
02-17-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By bikingshearer

Columbus tubing of the 1960s is SL or. depending...

Columbus tubing of the 1960s is SL or. depending on the thickness, SP. They didn't differentiate between SL (thinner walls) and SP (thicker walls) on the stickers until later, but the tubes were the...
02-15-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,452
Posted By bikingshearer

Since I'm only 63:rolleyes:, I have no idea when...

Since I'm only 63:rolleyes:, I have no idea when the vaccine will be available to me. That's not a complaint, just a statement of reality. My turn will come, and most likely before September.

I...
02-06-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,218
Posted By bikingshearer

Not so much a warning as an object lesson that...

Not so much a warning as an object lesson that even top-drawer outfits can lose their way.
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02-06-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,218
Posted By bikingshearer

In the same vein: Every single article of...

In the same vein: Every single article of clothing worn by every single model in every single photo on every single page of every single Schwinn catalog from every single year from about 1965 to...
02-06-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,015
Posted By bikingshearer

Think nothing of it. In your heart of hearts,...

Think nothing of it. In your heart of hearts, you knew the answer. We just confirmed it. And by doing so, we freed you up to go buy something else. We love egging each other on to go buy...
02-05-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,015
Posted By bikingshearer

I wouldn't ride 'em. Of course, I wouldn't ride...

I wouldn't ride 'em. Of course, I wouldn't ride any CF wheels because I'm a luddite. But if I wasn't such a luddite I certainly would not trust a wheel that was (1) CF that is (2) old and (3) is...
02-04-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By bikingshearer

Get "Cycling the Pacific Coast" by Bill Thorness,...

Get "Cycling the Pacific Coast" by Bill Thorness, published by Mountaineers Books. It's a bit of overkill for your purpose (it covers the coast route all the way from Canada to Mexico) and it's a...
01-31-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,219
Posted By bikingshearer

This is a Grant Petersen thread, so in the...

This is a Grant Petersen thread, so in the interests of doing my bit to get it up to the requisite 10+ pages . . . . . :D

Yes, GP and Rivendell want people to buy their bikes. It would be the...
01-28-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By bikingshearer

Just took the survey. Thanks for posting this.

Just took the survey. Thanks for posting this.
01-27-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,219
Posted By bikingshearer

Why would I want studs in the saddle? Aren't I...

Why would I want studs in the saddle? Aren't I enough? :rolleyes:
01-25-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,552
Posted By bikingshearer

All my bikes have triples and they are all fast. ...

All my bikes have triples and they are all fast. Or at least they would with a better motor.
01-25-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,772
Posted By bikingshearer

As iab says, Cat 5 is the entry level/gateway...

As iab says, Cat 5 is the entry level/gateway drug to organized, officially sanctioned racing. If you have never experienced road rash before, Cat 5 is where you learn all about it. Think of a Cat 5...
01-25-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,772
Posted By bikingshearer

Related concept: Cat. 6 racing. That's when you...

Related concept: Cat. 6 racing. That's when you bust your backside to chase down, catch and unceremoniously pass another rider who was out enjoying their day and had no clue you existed. It's...
01-23-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,772
Posted By bikingshearer

"Bob's your uncle" dates back to the late 1800s...

"Bob's your uncle" dates back to the late 1800s and originated in the British Isles. Thus spake Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob's_your_uncle).
01-23-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,772
Posted By bikingshearer

Don't forget the related concept of s-1 for...

Don't forget the related concept of s-1 for determining the maximum quantity bikes you can possess, where s = [number of bikes at which your significant other boots your backside to the curb].
01-23-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,125
Posted By bikingshearer

100% agree. I have some nostalgic feelings for...

100% agree. I have some nostalgic feelings for Jacksons (my first good frame was a Bob Jackson). I like the idea of the Bob Jackson name living on as Woodrup-built frames, kind of like the Hetchins...
01-23-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,772
Posted By bikingshearer

This pretty well covers for "Drew." All I can add...

This pretty well covers for "Drew." All I can add is that it can be a verb, as in "don't drew that frame by hacksawing off the derailleur hanger") or a noun (as in " He hacksawed that derailleur...
01-22-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,125
Posted By bikingshearer

Note that Jobst's shoulders are not much wider...

Note that Jobst's shoulders are not much wider than the bars; the proportions look about right to my untrained eye.. He was quite tall and rather thin, hence the frame and bars. He is also one of...
01-20-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,939
Posted By bikingshearer

Did she press charges? :D

Did she press charges? :D
01-20-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By bikingshearer

PSA for large people - 67cm 1970s Cinelli SC on the 'Bay

Yep, you read right. A big ol' honkin' Cinelli Special Corsa is up on eBay. And somebody here who is even taller than I am needs to by it. merziac? riddle of Steel? Anyone? Buehller?

Here's the...
01-19-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By bikingshearer

Bump so I can ask a question. Is the cutout in...

Bump so I can ask a question. Is the cutout in the bottom bracket the give-away that it is Mondonico-built? Is there any other way to tell?

100% not a challenge, just me hoping to learn...
01-18-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,302
Posted By bikingshearer

British? You mean like this one? 1982ish Ron...

British? You mean like this one? 1982ish Ron Cooper. As pictured, Campy 10sp triple drivetrain.
...
01-15-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,208
Posted By bikingshearer

Set up that way, I bet that Gran Sport shifted...

Set up that way, I bet that Gran Sport shifted about as well as a Huret Alvitt. :rolleyes:
01-14-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,639
Posted By bikingshearer

Yeah, it's pretty. No, I don't want one. Other...

Yeah, it's pretty. No, I don't want one. Other than that, ride what you like. The fact that I or anyone else likes or does't like something you like to ride should not make any difference at all...
01-12-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,458
Posted By bikingshearer

Brent: Be careful with the crank puller. Yes,...

Brent: Be careful with the crank puller. Yes, the Stronglight threading has an oh-so-slightly different diameter from that of TA cranks. The trouble is, Stronglight sometimes used the TA standard....
01-10-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,642
Posted By bikingshearer

+1. Also, I strongly recommend building it up...

+1. Also, I strongly recommend building it up and riding it as is for a while (a couple months at least) to see if you like it enough for it be a keeper. If you don't, no need to sink the $$$ into...
01-06-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,288
Posted By bikingshearer

FWIW, I would not want brifters on a loaded...

FWIW, I would not want brifters on a loaded touring bike. For me, the optimum solution on a loaded touring bike is indexed barcons with a friction option. That gives you two-hands-on-the-bars...
01-04-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,116
Posted By bikingshearer

In the late 1960s, racing bikes were, generally...

In the late 1960s, racing bikes were, generally speaking, still sporting longer wheelbases and longer seat stays than either the OP's or yours. Over the next few years, wheelbases and seat stays...
01-04-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,780
Posted By bikingshearer

Since it's going to be a Frankenbike, why not let...

Since it's going to be a Frankenbike, why not let it look like a Frankenbike? (And I use the term affectionately.)
01-01-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,303
Posted By bikingshearer

My bikes are all better looking than the horror...

My bikes are all better looking than the horror show riding them. :eek:
12-31-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,592
Posted By bikingshearer

Were you riding in or near Roswell NM? Did you...

Were you riding in or near Roswell NM? Did you see Rod Serling wearing a suit with a skinny tie talking in hushed tones? Those are the only two explanations I can come up with.
12-30-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By bikingshearer

Great report, Joe. I am delighted the Colnago is...

Great report, Joe. I am delighted the Colnago is working out so well for you. I look forward to seeing it in person some day.

You mentioned the covered Cinelli saddle. I'm not surprised you like...
12-30-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,175
Posted By bikingshearer

Do I get a pass if I'm wearing a team jersey for...

Do I get a pass if I'm wearing a team jersey for a team that hasn't existed for 30+ years?
12-30-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,175
Posted By bikingshearer

Colored socks are acceptable if (1) they are...

Colored socks are acceptable if (1) they are multi-colored with four or more different hues and (2) worn by Kabuki12. You've been rocking those socks pretty much forever, Joe, so you're...
12-29-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,175
Posted By bikingshearer

Most jersey graphics in the last 20 or 30 years. ...

Most jersey graphics in the last 20 or 30 years. Just because you can sublimate every color of the rainbow in any random pattern onto a single garment doesn't mean that you should.
Shorts that...
12-23-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 40,960
Posted By bikingshearer

The version of this that I concocted for myself...

The version of this that I concocted for myself based on a lower-grade version of what you went through is: It's amazing what you can do and what you deal with when you don't have a choice.

As...
12-23-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,387
Posted By bikingshearer

Apropos of nothing, I rode across the USA in 1980...

Apropos of nothing, I rode across the USA in 1980 with a pair of those blue Bikecology Class I rear panniers. I used them on a few other tours since and still have them in my basement. The...
12-21-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By bikingshearer

Fun film. In addition to Eddy, I recognized: ...

Fun film. In addition to Eddy, I recognized:

Herman van Springel. He lost the 1968 TdF by 38 seconds on the last stage time trial to Jan Jannsen, the closest TdF at the tie and only surpassed by...
12-20-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,497
Posted By bikingshearer

Not much love for Continental, huh? I have run...

Not much love for Continental, huh? I have run nothing else for years now, and the do me just fine. I have 5000 32s on the bikes that can fit them and 4000 25s on the bikes that can't. When the...
12-18-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 996
Posted By bikingshearer

To me, the uncertainty of the condition of the...

To me, the uncertainty of the condition of the wheel plus the certainty of injury, perhaps catastrophic injury, if it fails makes this a no brainer - ditch the wheel. Not a close call. Far too risky...
12-18-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7,948
Views: 2,411,273
Posted By bikingshearer

I'm glad I went back and scrolled through some of...

I'm glad I went back and scrolled through some of this thread. It makes me feel like I'm not alone or as much of a heretic as I had feared. And it gives me an excuse to repost this one. Sorry if it's...
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