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07-04-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 319
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Like some of my bike projects, our American...

Like some of my bike projects, our American republic is still very much a work in progress, with it's own strengths and flaws, but still worth doggedly chipping away at with a sense of cautious...
07-03-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 197,377
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Not really a huge Renee Zellweger fan, but man,...

Not really a huge Renee Zellweger fan, but man, she really hit a home run in that movie. (I guess it helps that I'm a big Judy Garland fan, but whatevevs.) :rolleyes:
07-03-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I can vouch for both the Cannondale ST and the...

I can vouch for both the Cannondale ST and the Voyageur, because I have one of each :)

But for the heaviest possible loads, The Cannondale; all day, every day. I ride big frames, so flex becomes...
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Yes, once they’ve been crudely repainted, bikes...

Yes, once they’ve been crudely repainted, bikes like this would have to be more of a “I want to learn to work on old bikes and have a hobby” thing than an “I can make some quick money” thing.
07-02-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 769
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Wow. Shiny! I'm hoping I get to the...

Wow. Shiny!



I'm hoping I get to the Peloton box before my wife sees it... :innocent: I mean, I've gotten rid of FOUR bikes in the last year, including two last month, but that's probably...
Replies: 25
Views: 541
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Yes. There may be an old Peugeot out there...

Yes.

There may be an old Peugeot out there that's worth that much, but I was mostly making a joke about trying to value a bike we had no info on; and especially no pics. (at the time)

I'm...
06-28-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,051
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I ain't even got a garage; you can call home and...

I ain't even got a garage; you can call home and ask my wife :(
06-27-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 74,075
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Grrr! Those #@*&%^% Bubbles!!! (Yeah, I...

Grrr! Those #@*&%^% Bubbles!!!

(Yeah, I guess that wasn't very convincing.)
06-23-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 769
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Looks like I've worked out a deal with jjames for...

Looks like I've worked out a deal with jjames for his nicely preserved Pelo, minus a few parts for shipping and general thriftiness. Thanks everyone for your inputs.

Anyone need a 25" 1987 Tempo...
06-21-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 337
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Got one daughter home from college and the other...

Got one daughter home from college and the other one went back to finish up her school teaching business for the year in nearby Seattle. She'd been home since March zooming her classes and I think...
06-21-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

A good day's work. Mazel tov!

A good day's work. Mazel tov!
06-19-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 34,185
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

https://live.staticflickr.com/4557/25144939498_523...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4557/25144939498_523b2357e3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EiYotC)
06-13-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,355
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Whew! At least she didn't say, "Sell your bikes,...

Whew! At least she didn't say, "Sell your bikes, Thumpy."
06-13-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2,791
Views: 242,450
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

jonwvara - Don't know if this is the one you're...

jonwvara - Don't know if this is the one you're looking for, but since it doesn't match the photos of others offered here, I figured I'd toss it out for a look-see. Doesn't appear to be a model...
06-12-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,362
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Because I see something crazy cheap (or free) and...

Because I see something crazy cheap (or free) and I have no impulse control (in those cases).
06-12-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Boy, I sure can't top that one! Yesterday I had...

Boy, I sure can't top that one! Yesterday I had to drive an extra 45 minutes to meet a buyer I made a date with because I forgot to pack the extra saddles I promised to bring along. (d-oh!) Happy...
06-12-20, 01:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 211
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Anyone else? Getting a little shorter with each...

Anyone else? Getting a little shorter with each post :)
06-11-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,337
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Funny you should ask; I moved this one out the...

Funny you should ask; I moved this one out the door today. Really nice bike, but I can't honestly say I'm going to miss it.

...
06-11-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,337
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I can't imagine wanting another bike. What would...

I can't imagine wanting another bike. What would I do with it? Throw it on top the the huge pile of my other mostly unused bikes? I'd rather cackle hysterically and burn hundred dollar bills in the...
06-09-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3,314
Views: 279,751
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Disassembled a diminutive 1976 Azuki Imperial...

Disassembled a diminutive 1976 Azuki Imperial gifted to me a while back by a fellow forumite. Trashed, bent, rusty wheels on that thing, but lots of good mid-70s SunTour swag on the bike to recycle,...
06-09-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 3,314
Views: 279,751
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Very small project this weekend: a vintage...

Very small project this weekend: a vintage chromed steel Cobra style bottle cage completely furry with rust. Photo is taken AFTER soaking in oxalic for a day and being sanded smooth. Still quite...
06-08-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 781
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Lol. Just vote blue. #blacksaddlesmatter...

Lol. Just vote blue.

#blacksaddlesmatter (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=blacksaddlesmatter)

[ducks]

;)
06-07-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,101
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

On a bike with a vertical dropout? Eh, not all...

On a bike with a vertical dropout? Eh, not all that tight. :shrug:

On a bike with a horizontal dropout? Actually, pretty darn tight. :thumb:

On my Merckx with the really hard, thick slippery...
06-07-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

You can have mine... ...

You can have mine...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4398/36396632631_65558b9f2e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XsffQP)

...WHEN YOU PRY IT FROM MY COLD, DEAD FINGERS!

But seriously, I hope you find...
06-05-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 857
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'm kinda 'meh' on pegboard myownself. But boy,...

I'm kinda 'meh' on pegboard myownself. But boy, do I love magnetic strips! I've got a bunch of them lined along the window side of my shop:...
06-02-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 15,652
Views: 1,589,696
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I had a trestle moment myself yesterday. I was...

I had a trestle moment myself yesterday. I was hitching a ride east with my Seattle-bound daughter, just thinking of where I should have her drop me off to ride home. I thought about calling you to...
06-01-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 532
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Oh, man. The FIRST rule is: Don't let the wife...

Oh, man. The FIRST rule is: Don't let the wife see the new bike. She'll be happier that way.

Second rule is, of course: Always have enough bikes so if the wife does see a new one in there, she...
05-30-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 729
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Totes. Both his eyes are on the same side of his...

Totes. Both his eyes are on the same side of his head, too. ;)
05-30-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Sure, that's all true about a Schwinn Varsity,...

Sure, that's all true about a Schwinn Varsity, too. And I would rather have something a little ritzier when I'm done with my project. I suppose it all depends on how much effort and money you want...
05-30-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Actually, it will work with the VO crank. The...

Actually, it will work with the VO crank. The 14-tooth difference is the standard that all (most?) manufacturers list for their FDs intended for two-ring chain sets, but almost all FDs will will...
05-25-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 572
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I have never regretted selling a bike. I have...

I have never regretted selling a bike. I have also never regretted buying a bike. They're just bikes. Toys. Tools. Objects of amusement and/or utility. A hobby. There will always be other bikes. By...
05-24-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,785
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

jackbombay, that is all really impressive, and I...

jackbombay, that is all really impressive, and I hope you don't take this in the wrong way, but you are very stupid person. :lol:
05-24-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 9,961
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Completely tertiary aside: One of the Seattle...

Completely tertiary aside: One of the Seattle bands I played in, in the late 80's was called "More Than A Box." Apart from its cute conceptualness (maybe not a real word?) I thought it was kind of a...
05-19-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,378
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

My customs are a joke - literally. My VeloCheapo...

My customs are a joke - literally. My VeloCheapo Fake Legnano required some adornment so I went all out and opened MacPaint to make some decals, based on the original (photo 2)
...
05-19-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I like brifters; but I like downtube shifting...

I like brifters; but I like downtube shifting just as well. I guess what I like about brifters is mostly the complex gadgetry component of the whole deal. "Can I get all this persnickety stuff to...
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

The price is ridiculous as presented. If you...

The price is ridiculous as presented. If you could get a nice close look at it, maybe it would start to make sense, but otherwise - no way.
05-18-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,242
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I've gotten away with that, too. (Though not up...

I've gotten away with that, too. (Though not up to 100psi) If you get a tight-enough fitting tire (smallish for its nominal sizing) on a tight-enough fitting rim (largish for its nominal sizing),...
05-13-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,326
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Yes, Robbie. All of them.

Yes, Robbie. All of them.
05-12-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,329
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

ditosaur: All these guys above, though they do...

ditosaur: All these guys above, though they do mean well, are really overthinking this.

What you want is a red bike.
Forum: Foo
05-12-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,620
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Breathing sawdust (even sans mold) is bad enough....

Breathing sawdust (even sans mold) is bad enough. I've read the species of wood makes a difference, though. Also that long term exposure to high concentrations of any very fine solid particulate is...
Forum: Foo
05-10-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,692
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

More purty flowers; Trilliums growing about 40 ft...

More purty flowers; Trilliums growing about 40 ft from my front door. (My backyard is PNW rain forest, so they are native here) Maybe it's just that I'm spending more time in the woods around my...
05-09-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19,117
Views: 3,112,239
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

If you've ever ridden a recumbent trike with the...

If you've ever ridden a recumbent trike with the one little wheel up front and two big ones in back, you'll know that's exactly the case. Anything over 15 mph gets pretty squirrelly. NOT built for...
05-06-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,419
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Congrats on the weight; that's a very light (and...

Congrats on the weight; that's a very light (and probably fast) bike in that size.

But the stem, the vee rims, the saddle, crank and all the other modern running gear in all it's fine blackness...
05-03-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 415
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

If you're messing about with old bikes, this is...

If you're messing about with old bikes, this is essential advice. A brake cylinder hone should cost less than $20 at your neighborhood auto parts store and be usable for cleaning out the rusty old...
05-03-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 902
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Buying each one of these (slightly overpriced)...

Buying each one of these (slightly overpriced) bikes was the beginning of a beautiful relationship.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4342/36964182651_b229be44dd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Yjp6FZ)
...
05-02-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Facts not in evidence :) But yeah, I’d like...

Facts not in evidence :)

But yeah, I’d like to know what the backstory is on this.
05-02-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,823
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Why wait?

Why wait?
05-01-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 782
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

... but nothing has come up in 25 years that is a...

... but nothing has come up in 25 years that is a substitute for simply getting out there and riding. I'm no fan of Gatorskins and wouldn't have chosen them; but it sounds like you've got those bikes...
04-30-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 861
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Aww, sharing the Helicomatic love. That’s what I...

Aww, sharing the Helicomatic love. That’s what I want to see here.
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