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07-20-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 3,706
Posted By BoltBreaker

Indeed, it turned out looking pretty good. Good...

Indeed, it turned out looking pretty good. Good mechanical contact between seat stays and seat tube, and the double bolt approach has worked well - no broken bolts yet!
...
03-19-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,253
Posted By BoltBreaker

Mira-Lax... that's what we feed the cats when...

Mira-Lax... that's what we feed the cats when their poop chootz get all stopped up. Hey, whatever helps you get on down the road!
01-01-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,677
Posted By BoltBreaker

We feed him, and give him a bed to sleep on......

We feed him, and give him a bed to sleep on... but that's it. Actually, I think he rather likes the patina of mud mixed with cow manure and sheep dung covering the frame and cranks, reminds him of...
12-31-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,677
Posted By BoltBreaker

Home, and after a chit, chower, and chave... plus...

Home, and after a chit, chower, and chave... plus sleeping until 11:00, I feel fine. As the designated FNG on this ride, my thanks to the older and younger guys who rode with us. It was a tough route...
12-28-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,677
Posted By BoltBreaker

One flat? Or first flat?

It’s a tradition… when gugie and I ride, he gets a flat. Today’s was on River Road between Guerneville and Monte Rio, in the effing rain.
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12-24-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,701
Posted By BoltBreaker

Funny thing... when I connect the non-coaxial...

Funny thing... when I connect the non-coaxial tail light wire to my working Edelux light, powered by a SON hub, the headlight won't light up and I just hear a click-click sound. The tail light won't...
12-23-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,677
Posted By BoltBreaker

Very stealth of you to leave out any mention of...

Very stealth of you to leave out any mention of Wendy's Kitty "Boutique" over on Mound Street. Eh? Nudge nudge...
12-19-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 19,213
Views: 2,415,565
Posted By BoltBreaker

I like the weight up front... and Dave Cain at...

I like the weight up front... and Dave Cain at Waxwing Bag Co did me a real treat here. Thanks to gugie for pointing me in that direction.
12-19-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 959
Views: 111,804
Posted By BoltBreaker

Sorry, just have to say... ...

Sorry, just have to say...

https://youtu.be/N-aK6JnyFmk
12-19-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19,213
Views: 2,415,565
Posted By BoltBreaker

Out testing brakes, and I found myself in Jack...

Out testing brakes, and I found myself in Jack London district of Oakland. A powerful thirst fell upon me…

...
12-17-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,677
Posted By BoltBreaker

I hope the weather clears, it would be a shame to...

I hope the weather clears, it would be a shame to miss dinner & drinks at the William Tell House in Tomales:
...
12-16-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,677
Posted By BoltBreaker

Will the North Bay weather dump cats and dogs and...

Will the North Bay weather dump cats and dogs and frozen Slurpees? Will the gugie Decaleur survive the Bolt-breaking tube bender? This will be an epic TDMIL, assuming it all goes off and no...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 27,964
Posted By BoltBreaker

Yes to the inward rotation! I've been out dialing...

Yes to the inward rotation! I've been out dialing my 48cm Noodles with Tiagra levers, and my hands were "telling"me they wanted the levers rotated inwards. Somewhere between 5 and 10 degrees, feels...
12-02-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,677
Posted By BoltBreaker

Visions of Critical Mass… “we’re not blocking...

Visions of Critical Mass… “we’re not blocking traffic, we ARE traffic!”
12-01-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,677
Posted By BoltBreaker

Tomales, you say? Last time we were there, it was...

Tomales, you say? Last time we were there, it was a bit nippy...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-dJ2m9Kq/0/L/i-dJ2m9Kq-L.jpg

At least we always eat good on these rides.
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11-24-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19,213
Views: 2,415,565
Posted By BoltBreaker

See, your story went entirely in a different...

See, your story went entirely in a different direction than I thought you were leading up to, what with the mention of gugie 's greasy hands and his urgent supply of sterile wash solution close by....
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,302
Posted By BoltBreaker

My shifter is on the stem! And I plan to keep it...

My shifter is on the stem! And I plan to keep it there.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-fZV99Hj/0/X2/i-fZV99Hj-X2.jpg

Also, I have various Nitto stems to sort through any variations, but...
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,302
Posted By BoltBreaker

Getting in the miles as I break in the Rohloffer,...

Getting in the miles as I break in the Rohloffer, some observations:

0. The noises it makes while breaking in are weird. I guess people just get used to it?

1. If I shift across the 7-8 divide...
11-17-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By BoltBreaker

I just accept the worn paint as part of my bike's...

I just accept the worn paint as part of my bike's natural use and aging process. These aren't garage queens...
11-04-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 55,767
Posted By BoltBreaker

I just measured my three bicycles. There's a 66cm...

I just measured my three bicycles. There's a 66cm Rivendell QuickBeam, a 65cm Rivendell LongLow custom, and a 66cm gugie custom. Here's what I see, for chainstays and wheelbase (measured center of BB...
11-04-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 55,767
Posted By BoltBreaker

I think you mean chain stays... bicycles for...

I think you mean chain stays... bicycles for taller riders necessarily have longer seat stays, if they go up to the seatpost clamp.
11-03-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,229
Posted By BoltBreaker

Bump for a relevant thread... when gugie made my...

Bump for a relevant thread... when gugie made my new frame, he re-raked a tall Rivendell fork I sent him, for lower trail. We decided on this for the intended purpose of the bike - all-day credit...
09-30-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,188
Posted By BoltBreaker

The demand letters from gugie were near...

The demand letters from gugie were near relentless... "When you going to get that thing painted?" "Do I need to come down and press the headset bearings myself?" "That's not patina, it's rust!"...
09-29-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,188
Posted By BoltBreaker

And... almost done... a finishing touch. Every...

And... almost done... a finishing touch. Every bike should have a beautiful head badge.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-SHPWpzX/0/X2/i-SHPWpzX-X2.jpg
09-21-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,631
Posted By BoltBreaker

Say… one of those bikes is not like the others....

Say… one of those bikes is not like the others. But I guess disc brakes are faster down Tunitas, so it all balances out.
09-20-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,188
Posted By BoltBreaker

I think it wholly appropriate that gugie got to...

I think it wholly appropriate that gugie got to take his creation for a spin after his Coastal tramp to Cambria ('https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1238194-touroica-2021-a.html'). The look...
09-19-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,117
Posted By BoltBreaker

So... my new lugged steel bike with MAFAC RAID...

So... my new lugged steel bike with MAFAC RAID centerpulls *and* Rohloff IGH is what? Not vintage, not classic... yet, it's curiously similar to the C&V theme, no? I blame gugie
...
09-08-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By BoltBreaker

The sound of brake pads is pretty different than...

The sound of brake pads is pretty different than of the tire buzzing the fender. Also, the pads are on the steering axis, and I'm thinking the flex is at the point on the tire furthest from the...
09-07-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By BoltBreaker

Stealing this thread, I have new V.O. fenders on...

Stealing this thread, I have new V.O. fenders on a new bike, with lotsa clearance between tire and fender (& mounting nuts under the fender) and between tire and fender stays. Tires spin freely, no...
09-06-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By BoltBreaker

Wrenching. I'm regularly on that road on either...

Wrenching. I'm regularly on that road on either moto or bicycle. Hoping the perp is caught.
09-06-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 172,970
Posted By BoltBreaker

:lol:

:lol:
09-06-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,631
Posted By BoltBreaker

Zero Bike??? I got yer zero bike right here... ...

Zero Bike??? I got yer zero bike right here...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-NrNHH28/0/XL/i-NrNHH28-XL.jpg

Rear tire seems a bit flat, you might check on that.
09-06-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By BoltBreaker

And then tilt the seat back until you're not...

And then tilt the seat back until you're not slipping forward, and you'll find the right position for the saddle.
09-04-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By BoltBreaker

Everyone’s squishy parts (and bones) are...

Everyone’s squishy parts (and bones) are different, but I’m happiest on a Brooks leather saddle, nose slightly up, atop a Nitto S-83 seat post, the one that’s infinitely adjustable (two-bolt design)....
08-25-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,031
Posted By BoltBreaker

Well, I just solved my own issue, sometimes it...

Well, I just solved my own issue, sometimes it needs stating out loud for inspiration to come. I realized it might be easier to "steer" the derailleur cable from above if I put a nice bend in the...
08-25-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,031
Posted By BoltBreaker

Speaking of internal wiring, if I can squeeze in...

Speaking of internal wiring, if I can squeeze in here... how would you solve this problem? I need to get a coax lighting wire through both ends of a fork. The builder, a certain mumble-mumble bike...
08-23-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,485
Posted By BoltBreaker

Another favorite cycling stop is soon to close,...

Another favorite cycling stop is soon to close, sadly. The Jimtown Store just outside Healdsburg will shutter at the end of the year. They've been friendly to bicyclists since olden times, with...
08-22-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,485
Posted By BoltBreaker

And, too good not to share, my favorite local...

And, too good not to share, my favorite local Randonneurs Henry Wildeberry and Ms. Cools visit both Two Fish Bakery at Stewarts Point Store and Cafe Aquatica, on their recent ride. Come for the...
Forum: Touring
08-22-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,302
Posted By BoltBreaker

Something I haven't seen remarked on here much,...

Something I haven't seen remarked on here much, is the similarity between a Rohloff and a single-speed as regards not chainline, but chainring concentricity. I was fiddling with ratios today, and put...
08-20-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 172,970
Posted By BoltBreaker

Rather, his 35th trip down to the store to claim...

Rather, his 35th trip down to the store to claim yet another free refill... once a week. He was quite proud of his scheme, and the store's proprietors didn't seem to mind, since he bought plenty of...
08-20-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 172,970
Posted By BoltBreaker

See stuff, and see people. Always fun to stop and...

See stuff, and see people. Always fun to stop and chat with the locals. This young chap was milking his 35th free coffee refill at the Stewart's Point Store, from the cup he keeps in his truck when...
08-14-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,188
Posted By BoltBreaker

As mentioned elsewheres, gugie and I go back, way...

As mentioned elsewheres, gugie and I go back, way back, least 20 pounds ago (in my own case, can't speak to anyone else's degradation). And prior to his even starting in on drawings, let alone...
08-13-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,188
Posted By BoltBreaker

Indeed. I'm envisioning the next TdMIL and having...

Indeed. I'm envisioning the next TdMIL and having to endure the stories (longer than comments, longer even than considered responses) that will ensue when strangers ask us about the heritage of the...
Forum: Introductions
08-13-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By BoltBreaker

Berkeley is a great mix of flats, rolling...

Berkeley is a great mix of flats, rolling foothills, and steep climbs/fast descents.My favorite loop is still Grizzly Peak by way of Old Tunnel and then winging back down Euclid, but more often go...
08-12-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,188
Posted By BoltBreaker

Like I said above, it's been a LONG four years...

Like I said above, it's been a LONG four years since I drove up to Portlandia to fetch the frame, and help finish the project. I might have had some pictures from way long ago when we first met, when...
08-11-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,188
Posted By BoltBreaker

I'm curiously attracted to yoar analogy... I...

I'm curiously attracted to yoar analogy... I mean, a 50% bonus, what's not to like? :thumb:

As to the ride, I can already tell you that it's stiff where it needs to be, where would be flexing...
08-11-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,188
Posted By BoltBreaker

What a long strange trip it's been... something...

What a long strange trip it's been... something something about an election in 2016, and a four year period of distractions. As well as occasional trips to the basement to file brass from places...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-09-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,791
Posted By BoltBreaker

No, just enough for this bike, with a spare in...

No, just enough for this bike, with a spare in reserve. Thing is, these were turned to fit the particular set of brake arms, which were all loose with 10x10x8 bushings. They were a custom fit. What...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-09-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,791
Posted By BoltBreaker

Having a lathe and a mill is really handy, even...

Having a lathe and a mill is really handy, even if you're not building frames but just bringing components up to snuff. I recently made my own bronze bushing inserts for a set of MAFAC RAID brake...
08-09-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,275
Posted By BoltBreaker

And then finish with shellac for a long-lasting...

And then finish with shellac for a long-lasting waterproof coating that has better grip.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-tqC9ZGP/0/XL/i-tqC9ZGP-XL.jpg
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