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10-14-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By rando_couche

TRUE bike snobs consider any Cinellis made after...

TRUE bike snobs consider any Cinellis made after the AL Colombo acquisition to be "lesser than". And they're right.
09-17-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3,340
Views: 428,736
Posted By rando_couche

About half the time when I've been there the...

About half the time when I've been there the water's been "turned off"!
09-09-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By rando_couche

The Shaklee team (Kent Bostick et al) rode Hooker...

The Shaklee team (Kent Bostick et al) rode Hooker bikes. I got passed by one in the Masters Nationals TT in '92. So they were at least USCF legal.
08-29-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By rando_couche

Someone may already have mentioned this, but it...

Someone may already have mentioned this, but it can come down to fiddly little stuff like:

Saddle tilt
Handlebar tilt
Brake lever position on handlebar
08-26-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By rando_couche

Nope. That's where it was welded at the factory,...

Nope. That's where it was welded at the factory, and the weld ground down.
08-26-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,608
Posted By rando_couche

You don't quit (whatever) because you get old,...

You don't quit (whatever) because you get old, you get old because you quit (whatever). Glad to hear you're back at it!
08-15-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,088
Posted By rando_couche

Kurt, that bike is flat-out GORGEOUS!!! If ever...

Kurt, that bike is flat-out GORGEOUS!!! If ever a bike could be described as "better than new", that is it.

SP
Nwpt, OR
08-08-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 2,022,971
Posted By rando_couche

30 years ago this was a cutting-edge xc bike...

30 years ago this was a cutting-edge xc bike (Tange Prestige road tubing, lugs, etc. Very light). Last weekend I built it up with stuff from the parts bin and the coop, thinking to use it as an...
07-19-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By rando_couche

If what I've heard is correct, the Merckx/Colnago...

If what I've heard is correct, the Merckx/Colnago relationship ended rather abruptly at the hour record ride.

Somebody from Acer-Mex showed up at the Mexico City velodrome with a handful of cash...
07-02-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,830
Posted By rando_couche

FWIW, a standard (32mm?) HS wrench works just...

FWIW, a standard (32mm?) HS wrench works just fine on these headsets. They're designed that way.
06-27-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,941
Posted By rando_couche

Road helmet? MTB helmet? I have one helmet at a...

Road helmet? MTB helmet? I have one helmet at a time, and I wear it for all cycling.
06-26-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,543
Posted By rando_couche

Been riding for 57 years now. When I was 8, some...

Been riding for 57 years now. When I was 8, some neighborhood kids put me on a bike and gave me a push, and I'm still going. :speedy:
Forum: Foo
06-26-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,629
Posted By rando_couche

I know I need coffee whenever I'm awake!...

I know I need coffee whenever I'm awake! :rolleyes:

SP
Newport OR
Just give me my coffee and nobody will get hurt!
Forum: Framebuilders
06-04-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,116
Posted By rando_couche

I had to replace the original fork on my Merckx...

I had to replace the original fork on my Merckx Team SC - previous owner had put a star nut in the carbon steerer. D'oh! Replaced it with another Merckx fork with 2mm more rake (45 vs 43) and it's...
06-04-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 883
Posted By rando_couche

And the rest are generic, bland,...

And the rest are generic, bland, indistinguishable.
06-04-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,345
Posted By rando_couche

I second that, but also because it is gorgeous in...

I second that, but also because it is gorgeous in its own quirky Gallic way.

But wait! What about the Spidel (Simplex/Stronglight/MAFAC) group in all its gold-anodized lusciousness?
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By rando_couche

SRC = Strawberry Racing Cycles, Portland OR.

SRC = Strawberry Racing Cycles, Portland OR.
05-14-19, 02:01 PM
05-13-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,233
Posted By rando_couche

Those poseurs are such fun to mess with!

Those poseurs are such fun to mess with!
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