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06-14-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By gugie

Since helmets are a safety feature only (who...

Since helmets are a safety feature only (who wears one just for the looks?) it's the one item I want modern every day of the week, and twice on Sundays.

I treat 'em like shoes: if they fit, I'll...
06-13-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By gugie

Here's his Flickr album...

Here's his Flickr album (https://www.flickr.com/photos/north_bend/albums/72157706677073121)
06-09-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,230
Posted By gugie

Before a big tour, it's wise to go over your bike...

Before a big tour, it's wise to go over your bike and make sure it's in tip top condition. For many C&V'ers the first question is which bike to ride. After some consideration I've decided to bring...
06-07-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,406
Posted By gugie

Good bump. That's a high quality mixte you've got...

Good bump. That's a high quality mixte you've got there - and I think I've seen it before on your garage bench, no?

I'd just have your daughter pick a color, paint it, and start riding it around...
05-28-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 31,291
Posted By gugie

I guess my feeling is: the right horse for the...

I guess my feeling is: the right horse for the right track. I want fatter tires for combined surface riding. If I can get that with 700c wheels on a particular frame, then I'll go that way. My...
05-24-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,190
Posted By gugie

Worst centerpull brakes: MAFACs set up poorly...

Worst centerpull brakes: MAFACs set up poorly with old pads
Best centerpull brakes: MAFACs set up properly with new salmon pads.
05-23-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 31,291
Posted By gugie

Which one? The Competition Mk II, probably not...

Which one? The Competition Mk II, probably not unless you've got one that has indented chain stays. The Gran Sport? Almost certainly will fit 650b x 42's, I've put 700c x 35's on one of mine and it...
05-17-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,148
Posted By gugie

Maybe I missed it in this thread, but what model...

Maybe I missed it in this thread, but what model of headset are you trying to install? VO sells several.

Some actual facts:

The proper milling of a fork crown is 0.1mm oversize for an...
05-14-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,542
Posted By gugie

Greatest custom bag ever! Waxwing Bags

My buddy Dave Cain makes custom bicycle bags under the Waxwing brand (http://www.waxwingbagco.com/). Panniers, saddlebags, tool bags, handlebar bags, you name it. His attention to detail is amazing,...
05-11-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,493
Posted By gugie

I'd do the ride again if it were exactly like...

I'd do the ride again if it were exactly like this year, because it's a great chance to meet a bunch of great people, the bikes will always be orgasmic, and the Central Coast of California is...
05-06-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,573
Posted By gugie

Bought it when I was 15. Sold it when I was 23. ...

Bought it when I was 15. Sold it when I was 23.

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Smacking...
05-05-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,564
Posted By gugie

Whenever I see a great deal in a 57cm frame or...

Whenever I see a great deal in a 57cm frame or bike, I buy it.
Andy_K still has room in his garage.

;)
05-04-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,564
Posted By gugie

I do not approve of this message.

I do not approve of this message.
04-30-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,927
Posted By gugie

Alright, this one from The Last Winter Tour of...

Alright, this one from The Last Winter Tour of the Willamette Valley...

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04-29-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By gugie

I was very tempted to yell out to Johnny, as he...

I was very tempted to yell out to Johnny, as he pulled us pass yet another group of plastic bikes, "hey, Johnny, how much you pay for that bike?", and he'd yell back, "Two-fiddy*, Gugie! Two-fiddy!"...
Forum: Touring
04-18-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By gugie

I haven't been north of Seattle, but I have done...

I haven't been north of Seattle, but I have done Seattle to Portland. Rather than going along the coast, consider heading inland to take in all of the great mountain ranges the state has to offer.
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05-31-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,269
Posted By gugie

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-30-18, 02:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,710
Posted By gugie

To be fair, there have been a few frames I've...

To be fair, there have been a few frames I've G'ed that were already low trail, and didn't require any reraking.

Heck, I've done a few frames that weren't low trail and didn't even get re-raked.
09-13-15, 10:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 30,585
Posted By gugie

Uh, you do know that you're posting on the C&V...

Uh, you do know that you're posting on the C&V forum, don't you?

Every single one of my bikes is "obsolete", and by your definition, most of the posters here. BTW, all the Japanese built bikes...
07-26-15, 10:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,689
Posted By gugie

Several posters suggested a shorter stem. Looking...

Several posters suggested a shorter stem. Looking at the pic from the OP, that stem looks reasonably short to start with, 60mm at most? With swept back bars with some rise to them, that might just do...
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