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10-22-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By Andy_K

This is what happens when you try to make a...

This is what happens when you try to make a non-Bianchi Celeste. You got off easy. I've seen far worse (https://www.flickr.com/photos/gugie/40745455655/in/album-72157691975495304/).
10-19-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By Andy_K

Vanduranduran

Vanduranduran
10-19-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 929
Posted By Andy_K

https://youtu.be/ibfykjinvh8

https://youtu.be/ibfykjinvh8
10-19-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 929
Posted By Andy_K

That does not agree with my memory of Mad Dog....

That does not agree with my memory of Mad Dog. Tolerable going down, quite unpleasant flavor coming back up. Not that that stopped me from repeating the process regularly in my younger days.
10-19-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By Andy_K

Very cool! gugie and I once passed Jelly Belly...

Very cool!
gugie and I once passed Jelly Belly racer Jacob Rathe on the road during a large group gravel ride. We started a couple of hours before he did and then he got a flat shortly after...
10-18-21, 01:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 527
Posted By Andy_K

It's curious that there would be so many similar...

It's curious that there would be so many similar elements, especially the graphics, across multiple builders unless there were some single controlling interest contracting them out.

Here's my...
10-16-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 728
Posted By Andy_K

While we're on the topic, when did rim brakes and...

While we're on the topic, when did rim brakes and QR axles become obsolete? Asking for people who are on the wrong forum. :innocent:
10-08-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,594
Posted By Andy_K

​​​​​​In a related anecdote, a couple of years...

​​​​​​In a related anecdote, a couple of years ago I bought a pair of vintage bike shorts. The confirmation email, which was sent to my wife's account, described them as "Eroica bike shorts." She...
10-07-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,594
Posted By Andy_K

Is there any part of that bike that isn't ugly?

Is there any part of that bike that isn't ugly?
10-07-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By Andy_K

I would classify that more as beausage than...

I would classify that more as beausage than patina. Still a good thing. There's a small chance I'm being pedantic.
10-07-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By Andy_K

I feel like this thread needs a trigger warning...

I feel like this thread needs a trigger warning in the title. Opening it up with the expectation of seeing a beautiful Masi and then the first thing you see is that bulge in the downtown is very...
10-07-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,594
Posted By Andy_K

This is the first thing on this thread that...

This is the first thing on this thread that actually made me wince to look at it. Definitely the front runner for my vote so far.
10-06-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,594
Posted By Andy_K

I think this might be one of those "ugly is in...

I think this might be one of those "ugly is in the eye of the beholder" things. Yes, that's hideous, but a lot of things that come out of the Italian fashion world are hideous. That's at least...
10-06-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 925
Views: 171,863
Posted By Andy_K

I rode with a group of vintage bike enthusiasts...

I rode with a group of vintage bike enthusiasts up Larch Mountain this weekend. While we were milling about in the scenic viewpoint area, a guy rolled up on this DiNucci.
...
10-06-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,594
Posted By Andy_K

I used to have a stem like the one SJX426 shared...

I used to have a stem like the one SJX426 shared that came with a LeMond. I was going to use it as my entry in this competition, but I seem to have given it to a local non-profit shop. I'm not sure...
10-04-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,909
Posted By Andy_K

I'm not sure ascribing intent to my actions is...

I'm not sure ascribing intent to my actions is ever a safe bet. Most of what I say, in forums or conversation or whatever, has more of the character of freestyle jazz. Like, when I started this I had...
10-01-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,468
Posted By Andy_K

I think you'd have to talk to the powder coater...

I think you'd have to talk to the powder coater and see what they're willing to do. My understanding is that the main thing is that the frame needs to be free of oils and grease, which they'd have to...
10-01-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,909
Posted By Andy_K

I hadn't seen it on eBay, but I followed his...

I hadn't seen it on eBay, but I followed his progress with it on his Flickr feed with great interest.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/8379107@N03/albums/72157714003460682/

I believe that bike...
10-01-21, 02:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By Andy_K

You need 10 posts before you can add pictures. If...

You need 10 posts before you can add pictures. If you add them to an album on your profile someone else can add them to the thread. Or you can just post five times complaining about the rule....
10-01-21, 02:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,005
Posted By Andy_K

At first glance I thought you just attached mud...

At first glance I thought you just attached mud flaps to your tires. Is it just a trick of the camera or are they really that close to your tires?
10-01-21, 01:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By Andy_K

I knew Jesus built hotrods...

I knew Jesus built hotrods (https://www.google.com/search?q=jesus+built+my+hotrod&oq=jesus+built+my+hotrod), but I didn't know he did bikes too.
10-01-21, 01:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,468
Posted By Andy_K

It depends on the tape and the saddle. I have a...

It depends on the tape and the saddle. I have a white Turbo saddle that's mottled to put it kindly, but I also have a couple of white modern Specialized saddles that, at least so far, aren't showing...
09-30-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,909
Posted By Andy_K

Your style is definitely "classic" which I think...

Your style is definitely "classic" which I think is closely related to what people mean when they use "basic" as if it were a bad thing. When I was a teenager I wouldn't listen to any band that was...
09-30-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,468
Posted By Andy_K

Why spend time checking for mechanical problems...

Why spend time checking for mechanical problems when you can just post pictures and have other people point them out? :lol: I hadn't noticed before you and DD pointed it out, but I haven't ridden yet...
09-30-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,468
Posted By Andy_K

You know, I've never used a frame pump, but the...

You know, I've never used a frame pump, but the price is right. If the color does match I'll take you up on that. Will you be able to linger long enough for a bike ride as you're passing through? In...
09-30-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 377
Posted By Andy_K

If not it's obviously a fake. I want to know...

If not it's obviously a fake.

I want to know how many people before opening the thread thought "It's probably not actually a Treviso...."
09-30-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,909
Posted By Andy_K

I have a Gitane like this -- 72 degree frame...

I have a Gitane like this -- 72 degree frame angles. Honestly, I'm not even sure how to set up a bike like that. Normally, I position saddle, pedals, and handlebars in the same relative position, but...
09-30-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,909
Posted By Andy_K

That seems to be a common story. As a teenager,...

That seems to be a common story. As a teenager, I'd have been thrilled with a mid-level Schwinn, but I never had anything that nice and didn't even know most of the bikes I own now existed.
09-30-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,909
Posted By Andy_K

You've got a particular affinity for Bianchi...

You've got a particular affinity for Bianchi bikes, and I can appreciate that. I guess I'm still searching for my identity as a bike collector. :)

There was a thread recently asking about the most...
09-30-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,909
Posted By Andy_K

The West Coast has had a lot of great builders....

The West Coast has had a lot of great builders. There was a beautiful Rodriguez for sale here for over a year. I was very tempted many times, but couldn't bring myself to accept the asking price.
09-30-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,909
Posted By Andy_K

Actually, I'm not sure there is. Bob is not...

Actually, I'm not sure there is. Bob is not basic. I spent a lot of time going through his bike sheds and shipping containers, and I don't remember seeing a De Rosa.




That's kind of where I...
09-30-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,468
Posted By Andy_K

I thought about white tape and saddle, but I was...

I thought about white tape and saddle, but I was having a hard time visualizing it. Celeste is a surprisingly difficult color to accessorize.

I bought the cables so long ago (early April) that...
09-30-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,909
Posted By Andy_K

Maybe I disguised my question too well. The...

Maybe I disguised my question too well. The question is, do you prefer well-known and respected brands like Colnago and Bianchi, or would you rather have some lesser known craftsman brand? Of course,...
09-30-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 20,446
Posted By Andy_K

Yellow bikes seem to be multiplying in my garage....

Yellow bikes seem to be multiplying in my garage.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50711362508_46302022fb_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kgbZjm)
09-30-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By Andy_K

https://i.imgur.com/CFHtbiU.jpeg ...

https://i.imgur.com/CFHtbiU.jpeg

https://forumfoto.mtbiker.sk/400/3378_vtipkar_5fc03a23194ea.jpeg
09-30-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,018
Posted By Andy_K

How do you pronounce "gugie"? Is it "goo-jee",...

How do you pronounce "gugie"? Is it "goo-jee", "gooey", or "ghoulie"?
09-30-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,909
Posted By Andy_K

What's in your collection?

Having just finished my Bianchi build, I was reflecting on the Italian bikes in my stable. I couldn't help but think this.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51535297717_572fab42fd_c.jpg...
09-30-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,468
Posted By Andy_K

Built and ready to ride! ...

Built and ready to ride!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51535162087_46e46438ae_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mvZben)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51536674094_1b5ea6b290_h.jpg...
09-30-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,468
Posted By Andy_K

Pics or it didn't happen.

Pics or it didn't happen.
09-30-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,468
Posted By Andy_K

I left this on the dining room table. Somehow it...

I left this on the dining room table. Somehow it got broken even further (I suspect my 18-month old grandson). I came into the room last night to find my wife and daughter sitting at the table...
09-30-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,018
Posted By Andy_K

BikeForums in 2070: "Has anyone heard of...

BikeForums in 2070: "Has anyone heard of Guglielmana bikes?" Someone will speak up and talk about the differences between this one, the North Trask model, and the various Gugificazione bikes.
09-29-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,468
Posted By Andy_K

I can't tell you how many times I've looked at...

I can't tell you how many times I've looked at that lower picture trying to figure out what I wanted to do with mine. Everything from color to decal placement to saddle, bar tape, cable, and bottle...
09-29-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,840
Posted By Andy_K

Buying frames online can be hit-or-miss. You...

Buying frames online can be hit-or-miss. You never really know how the seller measured the size. You don't know if they'll do a good job packing the bike. You don't know if there are hidden flaws...
09-29-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,468
Posted By Andy_K

I can't speak for gugie, but I could probably be...

I can't speak for gugie, but I could probably be talked into sneaking away for a mid-week ride if we plan ahead. If we start from West Beaverton instead of the Atelier, the beer and pizza is even...
09-29-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,468
Posted By Andy_K

Sky blue! I'm thinking about using sky gray...

Sky blue! I'm thinking about using sky gray saddle and bar tape.
09-29-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,468
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah, Iím very happy with that. I have a couple...

Yeah, Iím very happy with that. I have a couple of accessories (hoods, which Iím not going to use) and bar end plus) that donít quite Mach it, but they donít match each other either. Such is Celeste....
09-28-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,468
Posted By Andy_K

Yeah, that's what I would have responded. Because...

Yeah, that's what I would have responded. Because of the trouble with the layers of paint they charged me an extra $30 for chemical stripping, which is much less than I would have expected based on...
09-28-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,468
Posted By Andy_K

Yes! Pizza is one of the few things that would...

Yes! Pizza is one of the few things that would make this better. :)
09-28-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 924
Posted By Andy_K

Retro Bike Restorations (and other cycling...

Retro Bike Restorations (and other cycling musings): Eisentraut (http://retrobikerestorations.blogspot.com/2010/01/eisentraut.html)

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=143070

Edit:...
09-28-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 924
Posted By Andy_K

Did they work together somewhere? I know...

Did they work together somewhere? I know Eisentraut is kind of like the godfather of American framebuilders, so I could be mixing Newlands up with someone else, but I thought I read something about a...
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