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04-03-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,307
Posted By davester

Wow, some pristine machines here! My...

Wow, some pristine machines here!

My japanese-built 1982 Raleigh International came with the original receipts for frame and components and was completely original, down to the Specialized tires....
04-03-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By davester

Not mentioned above is replacement, or at least...

Not mentioned above is replacement, or at least lubrication, of cable housings and possibly cables. There can be a lot of drag within the cable/housing system, which can radically decrease the amount...
03-26-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By davester

For some of us, all our rides are vintage rides.

For some of us, all our rides are vintage rides.
03-24-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 454
Posted By davester

I have one exactly like yours (except for the...

I have one exactly like yours (except for the components). Mine also came with both the receipt for the frame and Specialized headset from Michael's (see this thread:...
03-22-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,878
Posted By davester

Bike repair shops have also been deemed essential...

Bike repair shops have also been deemed essential in San Francisco https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/bike-repair-shops-open-during-sf-shelter-in-place-15143435.php and can stay open.
03-22-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,177
Posted By davester

Exactly what I was thinking. Perhaps a Moots...

Exactly what I was thinking. Perhaps a Moots Vamoots.
03-19-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By davester

'80s bikes, '80s rock 'n' roll, and dancing ladies dressed in white lace (what!?)

Check it out! This should snap you out of the coronavirus-i'm-not-going-to-Eroica blues.
The Style Council does vintage bikes
03-17-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,584
Posted By davester

For those of you who don't want to come to our...

For those of you who don't want to come to our great state and would rather insult us from afar, that's fine by me that you stay home. I love it here. Also, there's mucho misinformation in this...
03-15-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By davester

I have made NR derailleurs work on 28T rear...

I have made NR derailleurs work on 28T rear clusters on numerous bikes. The trick is playing with the chain length and position of the wheel in the dropouts to ensure that the cage is rotated far...
03-15-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 12,049
Posted By davester

FYI, Airbnb has just updated their cancellation...

FYI, Airbnb has just updated their cancellation policy to the following:



This is good news for those of us who were looking at a hefty cancellation fee for rental houses.
03-10-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 12,049
Posted By davester

... and descending Cypress Mountain on a...

... and descending Cypress Mountain on a 60-year-old bike!
02-24-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,039
Posted By davester

That's it right there. However, it doesn't need...

That's it right there. However, it doesn't need to have all three of those ingredients to be epic, especially if there is a surplus of one or two of them. For example, my most epic ride has been the...
02-21-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 744
Posted By davester

That is a well documented problem with roof...

That is a well documented problem with roof racks. Even bare bars left on the roof significantly impact gas mileage, especially on small cars. Don't get me started on rooftop boxes...might as well...
02-19-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,518
Posted By davester

What can I say but "me too". That movie coincides...

What can I say but "me too". That movie coincides roughly with my childhood living in England (yes, I'm old) just before we emigrated to America. I am totally attuned to the attitude and spirit...
02-19-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By davester

That's what it looks like to me. "It's dead,...

That's what it looks like to me. "It's dead, Jim".
02-19-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 894
Posted By davester

I tell myself that all the time. It works fine. ...

I tell myself that all the time. It works fine.

Oh, are you implying that we should actually DO that? Are you trying to get banned from the forum?
02-19-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,379
Posted By davester

If you are going with Campy or similar sidepulls...

If you are going with Campy or similar sidepulls rather than the more commonly specced Weinmann centerpulls, you may need to get a drop bolt for the rear brake because the clearance can be very high...
02-17-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,518
Posted By davester

Le Ride is pretty cool.

Le Ride is pretty cool.
02-13-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 54,990
Views: 7,814,460
Posted By davester

Late '70s Maruishi Emperor touring bike with...

Late '70s Maruishi Emperor touring bike with custom racks and luggage. This is unique, and a bargain at the asking price of $750 (SF Bay Area craigslist). Check out the stainless steel flask with...
02-11-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,827
Posted By davester

Definitely this one. My 1974 Cinelli Speciale...

Definitely this one. My 1974 Cinelli Speciale Corsa, which my friend's uncle bought new when he lived in Naples, Italy. When I asked him how much he wanted for it, he said that if I gave him a ride...
02-11-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,773
Posted By davester

I presume that you are familiar with the only...

I presume that you are familiar with the only independent helmet testing laboratory...

https://www.helmet.beam.vt.edu/bicycle-helmet-ratings.html
02-10-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 687
Posted By davester

The concave curve of the lever is facing away...

The concave curve of the lever is facing away from the wheel. This means that the quick release cam is open. The quick release can only be tightened incorrectly (i.e. by spinning the skewer using the...
02-09-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,572
Posted By davester

1. It is fairly common for the pivot pin to come...

1. It is fairly common for the pivot pin to come loose from its base, so that's what you may be experiencing. Pull the derailleur apart and try to wiggle the pin. I'm not sure how to fix that...
02-08-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 830
Posted By davester

The serial is definitely 1980 and there are a...

The serial is definitely 1980 and there are a couple of 1979s pictured on the net that have Nervex lugs like this one, so that would be my guess. It doesn't really matter though....there's no way...
02-04-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,101
Posted By davester

You young whippersnapper!

You young whippersnapper!
01-31-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,264
Posted By davester

True today, but it seems to me that black largely...

True today, but it seems to me that black largely replaced silver long before the advent of carbon fiber components. I actually like the look of carbon fiber components. I don't like plain old...
01-31-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,264
Posted By davester

Why are hifi components black? Why are so many...

Why are hifi components black? Why are so many cars black these days? I trace this whole "black is the new silver" thing back to Darth Vader. When he appeared, black suddenly became cool. I think...
01-29-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,975
Posted By davester

Count me in as another person who bought a new...

Count me in as another person who bought a new bike way back when and then it (and I) turned vintage with the passing of the years. The newer bikes just never appealed to me, though I did acquire an...
12-28-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,533
Posted By davester

OK, I'll play. This year I rode 2,700 miles and...

OK, I'll play. This year I rode 2,700 miles and did 275,000' of climbing. We have steep hills here...pretty much every ride I do has at least one 15+% grade. The granddaddy of them all is about a...
12-27-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,160
Posted By davester

Well, I didn't make it to 3,000 miles (only 2,706...

Well, I didn't make it to 3,000 miles (only 2,706 so far), but more importantly, I made it to well past 275,000 feet of climbing. Around here, climbing counts way more than mileage.
12-23-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,592
Posted By davester

YOB 1954. My performance was probably declining...

YOB 1954. My performance was probably declining until two years ago when I did two things: 1) I decided that I should ride the Markleeville Deathride (130 miles, 16,000' of climbing) before I got too...
12-20-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,030
Posted By davester

International travel Vintage cars and the tools...

International travel
Vintage cars and the tools to repair them (I have two British sports cars, one of which is even operational)
Woodworking tools and wood

I do have a nice guitar, but I don't...
12-17-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,210
Posted By davester

Rule # 9 man!* *...

Rule # 9 man!*






* http://www.velominati.com/comment-page-8/ and https://www.velominati.com/the-rules-cat/on-rule-9-the-badass-within/
12-10-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,343
Posted By davester

I think he'll also need a long reach front brake....

I think he'll also need a long reach front brake. It looks to me like someone threw a short reach front caliper on there that doesn't reach the rims. Also, don't forget handlebar tape and...
12-03-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,769
Posted By davester

One of my bikes is 45 years old and was given to...

One of my bikes is 45 years old and was given to me by an old guy who had quit riding it. It's a 1974 Cinelli......
11-10-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By davester

Well waddayaknow! I just measured, and surely...

Well waddayaknow! I just measured, and surely enough it is 126 mm. I was fooled because the receipt I have indicates that the freewheel is a New Winner Ultra-6, which is designed for a 120 mm OLD...
11-09-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,872
Posted By davester

Interesting thread. Living in Berkeley, I take...

Interesting thread. Living in Berkeley, I take many rides on the #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) Skyline on the list (and also on #2...
11-08-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By davester

My new 1982 Raleighsonic time capsule

Browsing for a touring bike to replace my long lost 1972 Raleigh International (destroyed in a car encounter of the flesh-rending kind decades ago), I happened upon a craigslist ad for a Raleigh...
11-01-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,829
Posted By davester

As evidenced by this thread, the best that you...

As evidenced by this thread, the best that you can get with a threadless stem is that it will be "not too fugly". There is no beauty in these things. The proportions are all wrong.
09-12-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By davester

It's not just your country. It always amazes me...

It's not just your country. It always amazes me that people trying to sell things seem unable to realize that they can't take photos in the dark or that it might be helpful if they didn't shake the...
09-08-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,581
Posted By davester

Well, if your wife feels like she's your...

Well, if your wife feels like she's your mistress, time's a-wasting. start making whoopee!
08-17-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,263
Posted By davester

This is my commute machine... ...

This is my commute machine...
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/img_2196_9a55685e081c77afb9ad4c7b611ddca528d3e5c1.jpg

My Miyata 710
08-15-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,916
Posted By davester

Don't know what advice I can give...you seem to...

Don't know what advice I can give...you seem to be doing OK. The only suggestion I might make is to get a touring bike or other road bike to replace the beach cruiser. That'll make the commute much...
08-13-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 16,783
Posted By davester

Nope, you don't need a roof rack. I still have my...

Nope, you don't need a roof rack. I still have my 1971 MGBGT. Some years ago two of us took it to the Davis Double Century with two bikes, two spare wheels, sleeping bags, change of clothes and...
08-08-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,581
Posted By davester

It's pretty certain that happened due to dropout...

It's pretty certain that happened due to dropout misalignment. When I took my frame in to have it painted a couple of years ago, the frame builder doing the painting pointed out that my dropout was...
07-23-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,501
Posted By davester

For myself and most others I ride with, the patch...

For myself and most others I ride with, the patch kit is there for occasions where you get multiple flats on one ride and don't have any spare tubes left.When you put in long distances this is a not...
07-22-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,501
Posted By davester

But why even bother with "glueless" patches? A...

But why even bother with "glueless" patches? A vulcanizing patch (e.g. Rema) will take just a couple of minutes longer than a glueless patch to install (i.e. the time to smear on the cement and wait...
07-19-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,281
Posted By davester

Hmmm. One end of my street has an 18% grade and...

Hmmm. One end of my street has an 18% grade and the other end has about a 15% grade. Most any ride I take will also have mile long stretches of around 6% to 8%. This and my 65 years sort of rules out...
07-15-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,369
Posted By davester

Great minds think alike!

Great minds think alike!
07-15-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,369
Posted By davester

I'm surprised that nobody has suggested the...

I'm surprised that nobody has suggested the obvious solution. Buy a helicoil or similar type stripped-thread repair kit of the appropriate size and follow the directions on the package.
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