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12-24-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Sometimes a bicycle just needs a hug.

Sometimes a bicycle just needs a hug.
11-19-20, 12:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,841
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

My best score is nowadays commonly known as Eine...

My best score is nowadays commonly known as Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, which that Mozart dude stole from me when he was playing keyboards in the rock band I was fronting in highschool, then he took back...
11-19-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,200
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I've never even thought of this question. ...

I've never even thought of this question. Someday I will, though. When I learn to ride a bike.
11-17-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure....

Nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

:)
10-23-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,192
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Stick with the barcons.

Stick with the barcons.
10-18-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19,967
Views: 3,320,046
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Or maybe a 'recoil' seat post, since it's a...

Or maybe a 'recoil' seat post, since it's a Mossberg?
10-10-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,096
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Another early 70s data point - 1973 Nishiki Semi...

Another early 70s data point - 1973 Nishiki Semi Pro, absolutely maxed out on 38mm tires, no fenders. The chainstays are the tight point, followed by the bridge for the rear brake.
...
10-07-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,350
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Only honest answer is "You ride it and tell us." ...

Only honest answer is "You ride it and tell us." One of my best riding bikes is an old, cheap Apollo that is made of God Knows What. Nothing super special about the vintage parts I put on it, but...
10-06-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16,635
Views: 1,756,502
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

33 miles on the Olympic Discovery Trail. Not a...

33 miles on the Olympic Discovery Trail. Not a lot climbing, but it took a lot out of me; I'm really out of shape. :( A nice section between Lake Crescent and Forks, WA. Forgot to put my water bottle...
10-03-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,618
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

If you see my doppelgänger out there, be very...

If you see my doppelgänger out there, be very careful. Karmic balance would suggest he's extremely evil, just to even things out. :D
09-23-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,618
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

OMG, thoughts n' prayers. I'm so relieved you...

OMG, thoughts n' prayers. I'm so relieved you made it back home alive. I understand Seattle is not just anarchy, but an Anarchy Jurisdiction.

If you'll excuse me now, I am going to eat a plate...
09-21-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Easy-Peasy-Cino-squeezy. It was in the one last...

Easy-Peasy-Cino-squeezy. It was in the one last year, anyway.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48845423107_ae0339fa93_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hqiyxn)

IIRC that's a 52-40-30 up front and...
09-20-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,156
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Because in the photo, it actually looks like the...

Because in the photo, it actually looks like the fork is bent? Like that blue and pink Miyata in post #11 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=11) . Or is it blue and...
09-20-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 639
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

For some reason, a lot of Elvis Costello tunes...

For some reason, a lot of Elvis Costello tunes from My Aim Is True through his Imperial Bedroom album, and songs of my own original compositions from when I was playing in bands. Early Squeeze, too....
09-19-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,821
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

She rides any damn bike she wants to, punk.

She rides any damn bike she wants to, punk.
09-18-20, 01:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 782
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

EXCEPT when he's riding sweep, to make sure the...

EXCEPT when he's riding sweep, to make sure the frail, broken bodies of us mere mortals don't die alone and forgotten out there somewhere on the blistering, dusty prairie. ;)

(Yes, I'm in that...
09-18-20, 01:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,574
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Find a nicely preserved '95 Nissan Skyline GTR...

Find a nicely preserved '95 Nissan Skyline GTR and bring it back home to me. Pretty please?
09-17-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Full-on tourer, unicrown fork suggests to me it's...

Full-on tourer, unicrown fork suggests to me it's l990s or late 80s. That serial number and the lug angle posted on the seat cluster is going to be a big hint to somebody. But not me.
09-16-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,131
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Very delayed answer, but the shifter that comes...

Very delayed answer, but the shifter that comes with the Alfine 8 hub is sized for the typical narrower diameter of a flat bar setup; won't work on most drop bars or other types with a bend involved....
09-16-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 695
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'd wax it and build it.

I'd wax it and build it.
09-15-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,067
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I had the great good fortune to spend my youthful...

I had the great good fortune to spend my youthful summers on a lake with first an old rowboat that my dad converted to a little sailboat (daggerboards fitted with plumbing parts), then an El Toro...
09-13-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,326
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

All the boys in the 60s and 70s were in love with...

All the boys in the 60s and 70s were in love with Emma Peel. And the 80s, if you were listening to the radio in Seattle back then:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kskwZW9iQNM
09-13-20, 01:16 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,320
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

1986 Univega Nuovo Sport. Dead, solid, minty...

1986 Univega Nuovo Sport. Dead, solid, minty perfect. I rode it about 150 miles over the six years I owned it and sold it this spring wearing the original 34-year-old tires still on it, in rideable...
09-12-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 745
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

And I always get conflicting directions on my way...

And I always get conflicting directions on my way from C-Record St to Croce d'Aune.
09-12-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 220,386
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

The proportions on that thing just look so...

The proportions on that thing just look so perfect. Bravo to both you and gugie.



Man, that is a long pull for those straddle cables. And I'm sure you told us all about it already, but that is...
09-05-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

"If you have the means, I highly recommend...

"If you have the means, I highly recommend them." :lol:
09-04-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Cool stag porn

Cool stag porn
09-04-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,751
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'm another 6400 series TriColor 8-speed guy....

I'm another 6400 series TriColor 8-speed guy. Dead solid reliable and no muss, no fuss. Coincidentally, so far, that's also the most modern group I've worked with. Perhaps the the 9-speed Ultegra...
09-01-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,172
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

^This^ It's the rings that are BioPace, not...

^This^

It's the rings that are BioPace, not the cranks. Use the rings, swap them out for round ones; doesn't matter. The cranks can stay. I have two late 80s Schwinns with BioPace rings. I forget...
09-01-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,735
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Looks like pretty much all racing RDs are...

Looks like pretty much all racing RDs are long-cage these days. I can get behind that. :thumb:
08-31-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,457
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Any old* bike will do. ...

Any old* bike will do.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48845423107_ae0339fa93_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hqiyxn)

* That is, old enough to have some big tire clearance. Early 70s Nishiki...
08-30-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,212
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

The worst bikes I have ever ridden were all made...

The worst bikes I have ever ridden were all made of steel.

Also the best bikes I have ever ridden.
08-30-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I was given two (1980ish?) Ross Super Grand Tour...

I was given two (1980ish?) Ross Super Grand Tour Professionals with the full Arabesque adornments. It was lipstick on a (two) pigs. The Ross Super Grand Tour Professionals were the heaviest feeling,...
08-29-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 989
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Oh, man. You bought a bunch of upside down...

Oh, man. You bought a bunch of upside down stuff. :(

Look, I'm your friend, so I'll take it off your hands and we'll never mention this to anyone.
08-29-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 982
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

If it was meant to be soft, they would have made...

If it was meant to be soft, they would have made it that way.

Grasshopper.
08-25-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,578
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Doesn't look too bad; I'd ride that. ;)

Doesn't look too bad; I'd ride that. ;)
08-21-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,511
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Hmmmm. I'm pretty fond of "gravel roads." They...

Hmmmm. I'm pretty fond of "gravel roads." They are most of the best riding around my neck of the woods. All my road and touring bikes like them.
08-21-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,511
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Campy Synchro shifters. Oh, wait a minute,...

Campy Synchro shifters. Oh, wait a minute, everybody hates those things. Because they suck. Never mind. :)
08-17-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,824
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

All kinds of plastic gets brittle over 30-40...

All kinds of plastic gets brittle over 30-40 years, in my experience.
08-17-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Oh dear. And I just bought an '86 Peloton I...

Oh dear. And I just bought an '86 Peloton I haven't built up yet.

Oh dear.
08-16-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,026
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Couple hundred 130bcd 50T listings on eBay right...

Couple hundred 130bcd 50T listings on eBay right now, most are between $12 and $30.
08-15-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,730
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Don't even think of changing anything on them;...

Don't even think of changing anything on them; interested parties for this type of bike would rather receive them in original condition and make any changes themselves.

Just my size. So you should...
08-14-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,414
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

This.

This.
08-14-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,384
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'll echo the late 80s Schwinn, late 80s Trek...

I'll echo the late 80s Schwinn, late 80s Trek mantra. Here's my 88 Trek 400, $25 for the frame, about another $300 in parts and powder coat; with its lowly (but stiff) True Temper frame it's...
08-13-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,413
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Hard pass.

Hard pass.
08-12-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 16,082
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Just a suggestion to anyone looking to get into...

Just a suggestion to anyone looking to get into this game: I've picked up quite a few legit free bikes by putting an ad on CL. Wording along the lines of "I want your unwanted bikes, any condition,...
08-10-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Meh. If I'm going to go to the bother of...

Meh. If I'm going to go to the bother of installing tensioner, I may as well just install a derailleur and get at least four more gears out of the deal. :troll:

I understand why people would...
08-10-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,679
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Pics or GTFO. :eek:

Pics or GTFO. :eek:
08-10-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Which makes it a lousy candidate for a single...

Which makes it a lousy candidate for a single speed in the first place 😕
08-08-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,679
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Red jockey wheels are so much faster that if you...

Red jockey wheels are so much faster that if you put them on a red bike with red ano rims, you will ride straight through into the day after tomorrow.

Be careful out there.
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