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02-24-21, 08:54 AM
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Posted By bikingshearer

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02-23-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By bikingshearer

^^^ That is a fantastic website. Many thanks for...

^^^ That is a fantastic website. Many thanks for sharing the link.
02-21-21, 06:16 PM
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Views: 2,278
Posted By bikingshearer

But it's a dry heat. Dry and desiccating....

But it's a dry heat. Dry and desiccating. :rolleyes:

I grew up in Livermore. which is just over the hill from Tracy, so I know about inland California hot. Not as hot as Bakersfield or Redding,...
02-21-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,747
Posted By bikingshearer

To be clear, "the person taking the wheel back"...

To be clear, "the person taking the wheel back" refers to the shop employee the OP talked to when he brought the wheel back to the shop. I did not mean that the OP was in any way at fault. I wasn't...
02-21-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,747
Posted By bikingshearer

Problem #1 is the shop letting that wheel go out...

Problem #1 is the shop letting that wheel go out the door in that condition. Use the right length of spokes or grind 'em down, but get those spokes flush with, or a thread or two shorter than, the...
02-20-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,278
Posted By bikingshearer

I'm at the outer extreme of their 2XL sizing, and...

I'm at the outer extreme of their 2XL sizing, and there are no more 2XLs of those, so I'm a no-go.
02-19-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By bikingshearer

Cool. Many thanks. I had no idea. I...

Cool. Many thanks. I had no idea.

I searched "Randall Braun" on that website and they also have his other two guidebooks (Gold Country/High Sierra North and Delta Farm & Wine Country). The used...
02-19-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,278
Posted By bikingshearer

Couple of handsome guys there. And me, too . . . .

Couple of handsome guys there. And me, too . . . .
02-17-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By bikingshearer

Yeah, the seat cluster kind of screams "Windsor,"...

Yeah, the seat cluster kind of screams "Windsor," but I agree that the other lugs and the fork crown say "not a Windsor Pro." This is another partially-informed opinion, and it's worth exactly what...
02-17-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By bikingshearer

Columbus tubing of the 1960s is SL or. depending...

Columbus tubing of the 1960s is SL or. depending on the thickness, SP. They didn't differentiate between SL (thinner walls) and SP (thicker walls) on the stickers until later, but the tubes were the...
02-17-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,152
Posted By bikingshearer

Luis Ocana rode a Speedwell on a few climbs in a...

Luis Ocana rode a Speedwell on a few climbs in a few stage of the 1973 TdF, the one he won by 15 minutes over Bernard Thevenet. He rode standard-issue steel for the vast majority of the miles...
02-17-21, 12:29 PM
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Views: 795
Posted By bikingshearer

Gotcha. Thanks. I don't mind the turn onto...

Gotcha. Thanks.

I don't mind the turn onto Alameda Diablo, so I go that way. Of course, on those rare occasions when I go up Diablo (once or twice a year max), I'm making that turn early, and...
02-16-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By bikingshearer

When I go up Diablo (admittedly not very often),...

When I go up Diablo (admittedly not very often), I use Alameda Diablo to get to the Hole in the Wall and have never had a problem. In fact, the only encounters with the natives I've had have been...
02-15-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,278
Posted By bikingshearer

Since I'm only 63:rolleyes:, I have no idea when...

Since I'm only 63:rolleyes:, I have no idea when the vaccine will be available to me. That's not a complaint, just a statement of reality. My turn will come, and most likely before September.

I...
02-14-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By bikingshearer

The one and only time I jumped the gate, no...

The one and only time I jumped the gate, no ranger caught me in the act, but I ran into one well up the mountain. By then, it was after 8:00 am. He knew that I probably jumped the gated based on...
02-12-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By bikingshearer

S'okay. Neither did anyone else.

S'okay. Neither did anyone else.
02-12-21, 12:40 PM
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Posted By bikingshearer

If you follow the link to the listing and enlarge...

If you follow the link to the listing and enlarge the photos, a number of the sizes can be seen on the boxes or on stickers to the shoes. Everything I saw was 38 or 40. That equates to 'Merican men's...
02-12-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By bikingshearer

The two most obvious candidates are Ward's Ferry...

The two most obvious candidates are Ward's Ferry Road and the Old Priest Grade. You can do both of them as a loop pretty much from your new front door. Go counter-clockwise to go up Old Priest.
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02-12-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,304
Posted By bikingshearer

:lol:

:lol:
02-11-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,304
Posted By bikingshearer

You are obviously a man of refinement and...

You are obviously a man of refinement and discerning taste, with an appreciation for a subtle turn of phrase. :innocent:
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Views: 899
Posted By bikingshearer

Depends on what the will (or trust) says. There...

Depends on what the will (or trust) says. There is rarely a provision that would cover the OP's situation in any detail. If it says "give the bikes to Joe," that's pretty clear. If it says "sell...
02-06-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,128
Posted By bikingshearer

Not so much a warning as an object lesson that...

Not so much a warning as an object lesson that even top-drawer outfits can lose their way.
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02-06-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,128
Posted By bikingshearer

In the same vein: Every single article of...

In the same vein: Every single article of clothing worn by every single model in every single photo on every single page of every single Schwinn catalog from every single year from about 1965 to...
02-06-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 976
Posted By bikingshearer

Think nothing of it. In your heart of hearts,...

Think nothing of it. In your heart of hearts, you knew the answer. We just confirmed it. And by doing so, we freed you up to go buy something else. We love egging each other on to go buy...
02-05-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 976
Posted By bikingshearer

I wouldn't ride 'em. Of course, I wouldn't ride...

I wouldn't ride 'em. Of course, I wouldn't ride any CF wheels because I'm a luddite. But if I wasn't such a luddite I certainly would not trust a wheel that was (1) CF that is (2) old and (3) is...
02-05-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,043
Posted By bikingshearer

Always good advice. It must be good - brilliant,...

Always good advice. It must be good - brilliant, even - because I given similar advice (and followed it) myself. :D
02-04-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,897
Posted By bikingshearer

If you did that, you'd be the hit of the hop at...

If you did that, you'd be the hit of the hop at this event (http://tourdedonut.org/) (if it is ever held again, of course).
02-04-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By bikingshearer

What he said. Only mine would be a vintage frame...

What he said. Only mine would be a vintage frame with a Campy 10sp triple drivetrain and good dual pivot brakes.
02-04-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By bikingshearer

Get "Cycling the Pacific Coast" by Bill Thorness,...

Get "Cycling the Pacific Coast" by Bill Thorness, published by Mountaineers Books. It's a bit of overkill for your purpose (it covers the coast route all the way from Canada to Mexico) and it's a...
02-03-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,897
Posted By bikingshearer

I voted paint the Bianchi. I was tempted to say...

I voted paint the Bianchi. I was tempted to say paint the Serotta because it looks like it has the measles (I had them as a kid - 104* fever - no fun at all), but in the end, rccardr's logic...
02-02-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,884
Posted By bikingshearer

I'm not in the market for another frame/bike....

I'm not in the market for another frame/bike. Really, I swear I'm not. But I'm hearing a very sweet siren song with this layout. I'd almost certainly run 700x32's instead of 42s. I sure hope to see...
Replies: 21
Views: 899
Posted By bikingshearer

Glad to hear it. Not surprised, but I wanted to...

Glad to hear it. Not surprised, but I wanted to make sure that you (and anyone else who might find themselves in a similar situation) didn't fall prey to that old legal truism, "no good deed goes...
Replies: 18
Views: 970
Posted By bikingshearer

Agree that $6,200 is too high for this by orders...

Agree that $6,200 is too high for this by orders of magnitude. It's a good bike, but it isn't that good. Basically, he's asking a Confente price for a Paramount. Just saying that should be enough...
Replies: 21
Views: 899
Posted By bikingshearer

Be careful about discounting the price of...

Be careful about discounting the price of anything in the collection. You could be getting yourself into some hot water, legally speaking.

Are you the executor of the will/successor trustee of...
01-31-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,483
Posted By bikingshearer

This is a Grant Petersen thread, so in the...

This is a Grant Petersen thread, so in the interests of doing my bit to get it up to the requisite 10+ pages . . . . . :D

Yes, GP and Rivendell want people to buy their bikes. It would be the...
01-28-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By bikingshearer

FWIW, the Rolls Titanios I have had (5 or 6) have...

FWIW, the Rolls Titanios I have had (5 or 6) have had the silver back plate except for one it has the gold plate. They all have the "Titanio" badge on the back, though.
01-28-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By bikingshearer

Just took the survey. Thanks for posting this.

Just took the survey. Thanks for posting this.
01-27-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,483
Posted By bikingshearer

Why would I want studs in the saddle? Aren't I...

Why would I want studs in the saddle? Aren't I enough? :rolleyes:
01-27-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By bikingshearer

You can get a NOS black textured San Marcos Rolls...

You can get a NOS black textured San Marcos Rolls for $69 (plus shipping, I assume) from Bicycle Classics here (http://00eda5d.netsolhost.com/saddles.html) (scroll down past the Brooks offerings. Or...
01-27-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,710
Posted By bikingshearer

In my experience, "death fork" refers...

In my experience, "death fork" refers specifically to the original forks on the first Lamberts/Viscounts. The fork crown was attached to the steerer tube in a woefully inadequate fashion, leading to...
01-25-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,447
Posted By bikingshearer

All my bikes have triples and they are all fast. ...

All my bikes have triples and they are all fast. Or at least they would with a better motor.
01-25-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,710
Posted By bikingshearer

As iab says, Cat 5 is the entry level/gateway...

As iab says, Cat 5 is the entry level/gateway drug to organized, officially sanctioned racing. If you have never experienced road rash before, Cat 5 is where you learn all about it. Think of a Cat 5...
01-25-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,710
Posted By bikingshearer

Related concept: Cat. 6 racing. That's when you...

Related concept: Cat. 6 racing. That's when you bust your backside to chase down, catch and unceremoniously pass another rider who was out enjoying their day and had no clue you existed. It's...
01-25-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,710
Posted By bikingshearer

"Tiddly bits" are not the same as "naughty bits."...

"Tiddly bits" are not the same as "naughty bits." At least according to Monty Python.
01-25-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 720
Posted By bikingshearer

I have heard it said that, BITD, just about...

I have heard it said that, BITD, just about everyone, at least everyone in the US of A, tossed the fenders. You know, because fenders ain't cool.:rolleyes: That's why Cinelli fenders are so rare...
01-25-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 720
Posted By bikingshearer

That's not a bike, it's a time capsule. ...

That's not a bike, it's a time capsule. Absolutely gorgeous. :love:
01-23-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,710
Posted By bikingshearer

"Bob's your uncle" dates back to the late 1800s...

"Bob's your uncle" dates back to the late 1800s and originated in the British Isles. Thus spake Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob's_your_uncle).
01-23-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,710
Posted By bikingshearer

Don't forget the related concept of s-1 for...

Don't forget the related concept of s-1 for determining the maximum quantity bikes you can possess, where s = [number of bikes at which your significant other boots your backside to the curb].
01-23-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,082
Posted By bikingshearer

100% agree. I have some nostalgic feelings for...

100% agree. I have some nostalgic feelings for Jacksons (my first good frame was a Bob Jackson). I like the idea of the Bob Jackson name living on as Woodrup-built frames, kind of like the Hetchins...
01-23-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 635
Posted By bikingshearer

Winner, winner, chicken dinner. I wouldn't try...

Winner, winner, chicken dinner. I wouldn't try doing this unless I was experimenting on a frame that I don't really care about. If I was interested in keeping or selling it, I'd call the pros from...
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