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10-16-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Andy_K

A guy I talked to at a swap meet a few years ago...

A guy I talked to at a swap meet a few years ago called that "the doorknob problem" -- you find a doorknob you really like and then you have to build a house to go with it. :thumb:

I've got a...
10-16-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,825
Posted By Andy_K

This is my closest point of entry into this...

This is my closest point of entry into this discussion. I use clinchers and am quite happy with them. High quality clinchers ride great. However, I do have a set of tubular wheels that I built for my...
10-15-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 180
Posted By Andy_K

I've got an Alivio and an SLX, both fairly modern...

I've got an Alivio and an SLX, both fairly modern (9 speed) and NOS. You'd need a shim for 31.8 but the SLX has one in the box.
10-15-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 635
Posted By Andy_K

I've seen people claim that a well-designed...

I've seen people claim that a well-designed carbon frame has better damping, etc., and so delays fatigue. It's a variation of the laterally stiff, vertically compliant claim, I think. Personally, I...
10-15-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 635
Posted By Andy_K

You should really stop thinking such morbid...

You should really stop thinking such morbid thoughts.
10-15-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By Andy_K

I think the Veloce shifters should index well...

I think the Veloce shifters should index well with any 8-speed Campy rear derailleur and the "old" 9-speed derailleurs (pre-2001). The thing to look for is a B-screw at the mounting bolt rather than...
10-14-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 635
Posted By Andy_K

Wow! Those two guys with red/orange gravel bikes...

Wow! Those two guys with red/orange gravel bikes must have felt like rebels in that sea of matte black.

What has the world come to when having a front derailleur marks you as a retrogrouch?
10-08-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,141
Posted By Andy_K

I like Campy Ergo stuff on nearly any bike, and...

I like Campy Ergo stuff on nearly any bike, and the second generation hood shape like you've got there is my favorite. I've got it on everything from a 197x Stella...
10-08-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,141
Posted By Andy_K

If I get just shifters and derailleurs can I call...

If I get just shifters and derailleurs can I call it a gruppetto?
10-08-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,105
Posted By Andy_K

I feel like showing Raleighs on this thread is a...

I feel like showing Raleighs on this thread is a bit mundane, but I'm going to do it anyway.

'69 Competition
https://live.staticflickr.com/4844/45417412464_73ac7b906d_b.jpg...
10-08-19, 12:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 889
Posted By Andy_K

I've got a few representative samples. From...

I've got a few representative samples.

From the Uptown Market, some taps.
https://live.staticflickr.com/1884/43880673634_916efaa44a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29RzVuw)

At the Cruise In Country...
10-01-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 732
Posted By Andy_K

There are few ways to do this, as others have...

There are few ways to do this, as others have described above. I've got experience with several different methods, so I'll chime in with my findings.

If you're going to just respace a Shimano...
10-01-19, 10:20 AM
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Posted By Andy_K

Very nice build. The white brakes are a great...

Very nice build. The white brakes are a great touch.
09-30-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By Andy_K

I did that on my Stella. Maybe I used the wrong...

I did that on my Stella. Maybe I used the wrong thickness of 3M trim tape, but it left a little more of a gap than I would have liked. You have to be looking for it, but I know it's there.

I've...
09-29-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 366
Posted By Andy_K

Nice! Those Ultegra+Open Pro wheels used to be...

Nice! Those Ultegra+Open Pro wheels used to be what everyone recommended on the road forum when you wanted a set of replacement wheels.
09-25-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By Andy_K

I don't know how you can argue that Perfect isn't...

I don't know how you can argue that Perfect isn't perfect. I mean, it's right there in the name. :innocent:
09-25-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 139,591
Posted By Andy_K

Did you find anything yet? While looking for a...

Did you find anything yet? While looking for a set of tires today I uncovered a box with a couple of cranksets that are pretty close to what you're describing. I've got a nice looking Origin8 crank...
09-25-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,882
Posted By Andy_K

For a more academic leaning explanation, I would...

For a more academic leaning explanation, I would suggest that what we have here is a gift culture (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gift_economy). I first heard about this concept in Eric Raymond's book...
09-25-19, 02:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,882
Posted By Andy_K

I knew it!

I knew it!
09-24-19, 11:12 PM
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Views: 3,882
Posted By Andy_K

It seems to me that for a lot of people here...

It seems to me that for a lot of people here their passion for vintage bikes isn't so much about possessing said bikes as it is about keeping those bikes alive and on the road. So if I've got a part...
09-24-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,157
Posted By Andy_K

I have to agree with RiddleOfSteel on this one....

I have to agree with RiddleOfSteel on this one. Portland has a strong bike culture, and some really good shops, but our market for C&V parts isn't as good as Seattle. Besides Recycled Cycles and Bike...
09-24-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,157
Posted By Andy_K

Yes, the dream of the 90's is alive in Portland. ...

Yes, the dream of the 90's is alive in Portland.

https://youtu.be/7KUSSIt4eaI
09-21-19, 01:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 761
Posted By Andy_K

I'd like to offer testimony as to the truth of...

I'd like to offer testimony as to the truth of what Mad Honk is saying. The man is a straight up wonder worker. I just got the hub he mentioned above. I saw a picture of it in the "as found" state,...
09-20-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,935
Posted By Andy_K

That is a sweet head badge. It's nice that they...

That is a sweet head badge. It's nice that they included lots of space to save the extra weight (at least 3 grams!) that a head badge that size would have otherwise added.

I'm am definitely a big...
09-20-19, 02:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,935
Posted By Andy_K

When I got my Stella its head badge was missing,...

When I got my Stella its head badge was missing, so I asked rhm to make one for me based on pictures we found online. A couple of months ago, the proper original Stella head badge came up on eBay so...
09-17-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 139,591
Posted By Andy_K

That looks fantastic! Very nice work! I'll be in...

That looks fantastic! Very nice work! I'll be in touch.
09-16-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By Andy_K

I'll offer a rather unconventional method that I...

I'll offer a rather unconventional method that I stumbled upon once. I recommend this only after trying the conventional tricks, but before resorting to destructive methods. The technique: leave the...
09-16-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,510
Posted By Andy_K

I like it! I'm a bit "recently obsoleted" myself...

I like it! I'm a bit "recently obsoleted" myself -- not yet vintage but definitely not state-of-the-art. :thumb:
09-16-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,510
Posted By Andy_K

Well, that's another can of worms on this board...

Well, that's another can of worms on this board -- whether a vintage bike should be restored to original specs or built in a way that makes it most useful to the current owner. I lean toward the...
09-16-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,510
Posted By Andy_K

I think the biggest problem here is that many of...

I think the biggest problem here is that many of the responders don't know you and so don't know whether you are serious or not.

To answer your question directly and honestly, 12 years old...
09-13-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By Andy_K

Seriously! I feel like there shouldn't be any way...

Seriously! I feel like there shouldn't be any way to have such terrible aesthetics on a freewheel that I wouldn't be willing to use it, but somehow Shimano has found a way. I don't even want one of...
09-10-19, 03:12 AM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 139,591
Posted By Andy_K

Also, I was looking for a trade, not a sale.

Also, I was looking for a trade, not a sale.
09-09-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14,274
Views: 1,307,623
Posted By Andy_K

No, it seems to be something sprayed directly...

No, it seems to be something sprayed directly over the original Celeste. I like it a lot too, but it’s going to be quite a job trying to touch up all the scrapes and chips.
09-09-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,751
Posted By Andy_K

Yet Another Pinarello...1987 Montello ...

Yet Another Pinarello...1987 Montello

https://live.staticflickr.com/780/31971595943_223b0f4d83_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QHdMAP)
09-09-19, 12:11 AM
Replies: 14,274
Views: 1,307,623
Posted By Andy_K

Too soon to tell much. The headset was loose --...

Too soon to tell much. The headset was loose -- like I forgot to adjust it at all after Gugie fixed a problem with the fork crown race fit -- so I didn't push it much. At this point I can say that...
09-08-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14,274
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Posted By Andy_K

The forecast was calling for a chance of rain all...

The forecast was calling for a chance of rain all weekend, but I found a brief window to squeeze in a shakedown ride of my newly built 1989 Bianchi Superlemondialeggeragiro on the Fanno Creek Trail....
09-02-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 177,312
Posted By Andy_K

No braze-ons for this one. Just some basic frame...

No braze-ons for this one. Just some basic frame work like chasing the bottom bracket threads and tapping the hole for the cable guide.
08-31-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 177,312
Posted By Andy_K

Maybe. I've got a TB14 wheelset that I could use...

Maybe. I've got a TB14 wheelset that I could use to give it a look. I'm not sure this finish would play nice with polished rims -- might be too much shine -- and the color feels a bit more modern to...
08-31-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 139,591
Posted By Andy_K

Looking for a late 90's/early 2000's Campagnolo...

Looking for a late 90's/early 2000's Campagnolo 32-hole front hub to go with this:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48656483638_14495a37b2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h8Bcqj)

As long as it...
08-31-19, 02:04 AM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 177,312
Posted By Andy_K

Thanks. My brain has been saying that to me...

Thanks. My brain has been saying that to me pretty much every time I got through the garage. I can't wait to get this on the road.



Thanks for the guidance. I'm afraid you're right about the...
08-30-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 177,312
Posted By Andy_K

I still need to find a way to convince gugie to...

I still need to find a way to convince gugie to let me cut to the head of the queue at the Atelier for some frame prep before the build, and I'm still waiting on a few parts to come in, but I hung...
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By Andy_K

On PDX Craigslist there are always a few of these...

On PDX Craigslist there are always a few of these for sale. Asking prices are anywhere from $100 to $350. I couldn't say what they sell for, but I expect it's closer to the $100 end of that range....
Forum: Commuting
08-26-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,099
Posted By Andy_K

My resto-modded 1975 Motobecane Grand Jubilé...

My resto-modded 1975 Motobecane Grand Jubilé required a suitably fancy bell.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33874552098_46b9dfaa79_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TBnWaG)
08-25-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,794
Posted By Andy_K

I knew this was coming, but it's always too soon....

I knew this was coming, but it's always too soon. I had hoped the old Downtown Hotel had one more metric century in her. :(

I made some good friends there. The pictures above bring back fond...
08-25-19, 02:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,819
Posted By Andy_K

Honestly, it's pretty similar in grade to the...

Honestly, it's pretty similar in grade to the ride we did up to Crown Point in the Gorge, except this one goes on like that five or six times as far. I didn’t even need to use my two lowest gears,...
08-25-19, 02:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,765
Posted By Andy_K

What he does isn't what's described here, but it...

What he does isn't what's described here, but it is a much better alternative IMO. Jon makes middle chainrings in 144 and 122 BCD that are customized to allow an inner ring to be bolted to them. No...
08-25-19, 02:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,819
Posted By Andy_K

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48615013676_90...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48615013676_90a368c297_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h4WDQY)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48615162042_e4912f4793_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h4XpX1)
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08-25-19, 02:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,819
Posted By Andy_K

Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions here,...

Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions here, especially mountaindave who I also pestered in PM for local knowledge. I didn't get in quite as much riding as I'd hoped because there was a lot to do...
08-19-19, 01:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,023
Posted By Andy_K

You really need to start obsessing about what...

You really need to start obsessing about what color bar tape to use, along with the color. What you ultimately decide isn’t nearly as important as having spent way too much time thinking about it. At...
08-19-19, 01:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By Andy_K

Post a close up of the rear derailleur when you...

Post a close up of the rear derailleur when you can. From your previous post I really thought it was this one: http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=297b3fcc-9e4e-4f8b-9d8f-a40871cd2403...
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