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06-20-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By rando_couche

Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. But I always...

Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. But I always regret it when I don't.
06-20-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 999
Posted By rando_couche

If it fits, it fits. If it doesn't it doesn't. ...

If it fits, it fits. If it doesn't it doesn't. I have a "Brooks butt", and the B17 is my "perfect" saddle, straight out of the box, no break-in, no messing around. C17 is a close second. No other...
06-12-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 56,828
Views: 8,174,076
Posted By rando_couche

FWIW, the only difference between Tange 1 and 2...

FWIW, the only difference between Tange 1 and 2 is the wall thickness. 1 is .8/.5/.8 mm double butted main tubes and 2 is .9/.6/.9 mm (same as old Columbus SL). There is no difference in quality or...
06-12-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By rando_couche

BITD, production bikes came in 2" increments,...

BITD, production bikes came in 2" increments, typically 19, 21,23,25. Get a 23.
05-21-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,298
Posted By rando_couche

I'd be interested.

I'd be interested.
05-21-20, 09:15 PM
05-21-20, 10:37 AM
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Posted By rando_couche

"frame size: 60cm or 25" (seat tube)". Which is...

"frame size: 60cm or 25" (seat tube)". Which is it? 25" is 63.5 cm. More than a little difference. (FWIW it looks more like a 25")
05-21-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By rando_couche

BTW, the non-OEM fork and the bulge below the top...

BTW, the non-OEM fork and the bulge below the top head lug are both indicators of a frontal impact at some point in time.
05-21-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By rando_couche

In general, didn't the SC have Campy dropouts and...

In general, didn't the SC have Campy dropouts and the TdF have Simplex? (Yeah, I know it really depended on what was on hand at the time, but...)
05-19-20, 06:29 PM
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Posted By rando_couche

No, that was the standard logo for a period of...

No, that was the standard logo for a period of time. Mine looked just like this except for the color (mine was emerald...
05-18-20, 08:57 PM
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Views: 602,142
Posted By rando_couche

Not quite current, but close enough. Comfy, fun...

Not quite current, but close enough. Comfy, fun and just as fast (on average) as my "conventional" bikes.
...
05-18-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,007
Posted By rando_couche

Now that I live at the Oregon Coast, where it...

Now that I live at the Oregon Coast, where it rains a lot, I've come to realize that riding in the rain really doesn't bother me that much. As long as it's not raining when I start. Then I'll go do...
05-18-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,007
Posted By rando_couche

When we lived in Bend (OR), I'd take the winter...

When we lived in Bend (OR), I'd take the winter "off" and go xc skiing. The go-fast kind: groomed trails and carbon-fiber skis. Mercy, that was fun! And I'd get back on the bike rarin' to go and...
05-18-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,007
Posted By rando_couche

...and they'd call it football!

...and they'd call it football!
05-18-20, 07:51 PM
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Posted By rando_couche

And FWIW, I'd be willing to bet that frame WASN'T...

And FWIW, I'd be willing to bet that frame WASN'T made in Seattle. BITD, R&E had a "value" line of frames made in the UK. Still all 531db and nice enough quality but not "real" Rodreguezes. My...
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By rando_couche

That's definitely NOT a Reynolds decal, so it's...

That's definitely NOT a Reynolds decal, so it's unlikely that it's a Reynolds 531 frame. If I were a collector of esoteric stuff, I'd be inclined to buy it for its relative uniqueness and good...
05-18-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By rando_couche

Cane Creek Thudbuster. I used one for a few...

Cane Creek Thudbuster. I used one for a few years and was favorably impressed, but it didn't work as well as "real" rear suspension. Well engineered, well made, but as the OP said, an evolutionary...
02-17-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 659
Posted By rando_couche

On a French bike, French brakes! Aesthetically,...

On a French bike, French brakes! Aesthetically, I'd say CLB2.
01-04-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By rando_couche

My short term memory is terrible. So is my short...

My short term memory is terrible. So is my short term memory.
01-02-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By rando_couche

Enjoy!

Enjoy!
01-02-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By rando_couche

You aren't.

You aren't.
01-02-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By rando_couche

Nice rock.

Nice rock.
11-20-19, 01:54 PM
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Views: 2,466,399
Posted By rando_couche

Daily "wake up" ride. 14 miles out and back on...

Daily "wake up" ride. 14 miles out and back on the bay road. Got rained on yesterday, but not today!...
11-19-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,703
Posted By rando_couche

"Too old"? Not there yet at 65 yo. My stock...

"Too old"? Not there yet at 65 yo. My stock answer is "as long as I'm physically able to ride, I'm not too old." We'll see how that goes.

FWIW, I'm retiring in a couple weeks (but who's...
11-19-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,865
Posted By rando_couche

Not having access to a torch of any variety, my...

Not having access to a torch of any variety, my weapon of choice would also be a big-a$$ screwdriver and brute force judiciously applied. This "caveman tech" approach has served well for me.
11-19-19, 09:53 AM
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Posted By rando_couche

That's the first Paramount tandem I've seen with...

That's the first Paramount tandem I've seen with that kink in the top tube. It's always been a straight (and usually level) line from the headtube to the stoker's seattube.
11-19-19, 09:51 AM
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Posted By rando_couche

(Colnago tandem)

Agreed. But then Italian race-bike builders in general aren't known for their stellar tandems.
11-08-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By rando_couche

The details look like a Viner: star cutouts,...

The details look like a Viner: star cutouts, Prugnat lugs, double tapered seatstays, bb shell.
11-06-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,190
Posted By rando_couche

Yep. Riding in the snow is for people who don't...

Yep. Riding in the snow is for people who don't know how to (XC) ski!
...
11-06-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,190
Posted By rando_couche

Yep. Riding in the snow is for people who don't...

Yep. Riding in the snow is for people who don't know how to (XC) ski!
11-04-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 41,834
Posted By rando_couche

And amazingly nice-riding bikes for...

And amazingly nice-riding bikes for first-generation CF with aluminum forks!
11-04-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 501,896
Posted By rando_couche

After a few weeks of unseasonable sunshine, the...

After a few weeks of unseasonable sunshine, the "Marine Layer" (aka FOG)...
11-04-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 41,834
Posted By rando_couche

Not exactly "blue", more of a...

Not exactly "blue", more of a "blurple"...https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20191104_105839_bbab2f6d80923c7991e0fe629f045ba679fb8a5a.jpg
11-01-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,547
Posted By rando_couche

My "worst ever" road bike was also one of my...

My "worst ever" road bike was also one of my "best ever", but for one flaw. It was a Litespeed-made Eddy Merckx Ti AX (EX?). The fit, steering geometry, ride quality and climbing performance were...
10-31-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 912
Posted By rando_couche

No decorations to show off, did my ride this...

No decorations to show off, did my ride this morning:

https://ridewithgps.com/trips/full/41558943.png?secret_hash=1f8432ad0f7a4b933e89d11f345b2f0ed7690ab6

14 miles in 55 min rolling time. (On...
10-31-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 56,828
Views: 8,174,076
Posted By rando_couche

FWIW, that's a Semi-Pro, not a Super LeMans.

FWIW, that's a Semi-Pro, not a Super LeMans.
10-30-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By rando_couche

Vittoria or Challenge. MADE in Italy? Don't...

Vittoria or Challenge. MADE in Italy? Don't hold your breath.
10-30-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,856
Posted By rando_couche

Yes

Yes
10-29-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,419
Posted By rando_couche

:love: :love: :love:

:love: :love: :love:
10-29-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By rando_couche

I've used similar forks (labeled "Kinesis") on a...

I've used similar forks (labeled "Kinesis") on a couple of bikes. They work quite well in terms of "what a fork should do" (handling, ride quality, etc), but aerodynamics? Nah.

BTW, what size...
Replies: 93
Views: 8,297
Posted By rando_couche

Yes, I plan to ride some randonnees in 2020. ...

Yes, I plan to ride some randonnees in 2020. Maybe even a full SR, but we'll see. Life really got in the way this year, but I'm retiring in a few weeks and "should" have more time to ride. Wish me...
Replies: 93
Views: 8,297
Posted By rando_couche

Ooh! That looks like fun. Too bad it's 3k miles...

Ooh! That looks like fun. Too bad it's 3k miles away!
10-28-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By rando_couche

My favorite theme: "Ride Your Bike!"

My favorite theme: "Ride Your Bike!"
10-28-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,720
Posted By rando_couche

Ummmm….. No.

Ummmm….. No.
10-28-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,561
Posted By rando_couche

It is definitely a relabeled Limited. Hard to do...

It is definitely a relabeled Limited. Hard to do much better than that. Albert knows his stuff! (Yes, I know he didn't build it. But he DID design and spec the Limiteds.)
10-26-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,989
Posted By rando_couche

And...?

And...?
10-26-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,452
Posted By rando_couche

You've overcome more physically than most of us...

You've overcome more physically than most of us ever will. Chapeau! And keep on pedalling.
10-25-19, 08:33 AM
10-25-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,463
Posted By rando_couche

Not a fan of either marque, but for me the...

Not a fan of either marque, but for me the Jackson is the lesser of two "meh"s. True, it's probably not as well constructed as the Serotta but my experience riding Ben's bikes is "Ugh. Why would...
10-25-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By rando_couche

Isn't there a local coop where you can donate...

Isn't there a local coop where you can donate them? ;-)
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