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12-07-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,020
Posted By Andy_K

https://youtu.be/bwaqJOsm9Lk

https://youtu.be/bwaqJOsm9Lk
12-07-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,020
Posted By Andy_K

I think we're converging on a corrected...

I think we're converging on a corrected description of the "problem" here. Perhaps, "French cars sold in the U.S. market have not historically enjoyed a good reputation in the U.S."? I think this is...
12-05-21, 12:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 731
Posted By Andy_K

You totally got me me with that. It made me...

You totally got me me with that. It made me realize that when I bought my last bike of 2021 (the first week of March!) I didn't realize it was going to be the last. In fact, for a second I thought I...
11-23-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 18,217
Views: 2,093,343
Posted By Andy_K

gugie left out one of my favorite parts of the...

gugie left out one of my favorite parts of the story, so I'll have to pick it up and add some further embellishment along with one or two facts.

First, I'm not buying the part about a failed quick...
11-15-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By Andy_K

Once you know the size, you can find suitable...

Once you know the size, you can find suitable screws at your local Ace Hardware (or any place else with a similar offering of loose nuts and bolts). I got some with a hex end and acorn nuts. You can...
11-15-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 18,217
Views: 2,093,343
Posted By Andy_K

After quoting this bit of trivia, I realized it...

After quoting this bit of trivia, I realized it isnít true. Itís not even the only outdoor municipal elevator in the Portland area, as there is one on the Gibbs Street Pedestrian Bridge that opened...
11-14-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18,217
Views: 2,093,343
Posted By Andy_K

Dry days in November are rare in Oregon, so when...

Dry days in November are rare in Oregon, so when one comes along you've got to jump on it. This Saturday was such a day and gugie and I planned to ride the Historic Canby Ferry Loop...
11-10-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By Andy_K

Wait. Are you saying there are vintage seatposts...

Wait. Are you saying there are vintage seatposts that aren't scored like that?
11-09-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,297
Posted By Andy_K

At the risk of coming across as a Grant Petersen...

At the risk of coming across as a Grant Petersen fanboy, I've got to go with the 7 iron, my 1982 Specialized Sequoia:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4485/38095139211_b6fbd5e049_h.jpg...
11-03-21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By Andy_K

As others noted, this is a common number (and not...

As others noted, this is a common number (and not the serial number). I've got it on my 1972 Grand Record.

https://live.staticflickr.com/8086/29039462533_1f229293cc_c.jpg...
10-31-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 760
Posted By Andy_K

Not with that attitude...

Not with that attitude...
10-31-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By Andy_K

About 7 or 8 years ago, on my commute I ended up...

About 7 or 8 years ago, on my commute I ended up behind an older guy on an upright bike. He was going slightly slower than I would have on the flat road where I encountered him, but there was a lot...
10-30-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,381
Posted By Andy_K

It's true, though I wouldn't trust this if the...

It's true, though I wouldn't trust this if the other markers weren't there.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50584840642_d2bfdde2d6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2k51wLS)

The offset fork crown is...
10-30-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,381
Posted By Andy_K

Iím not suggesting that you should use spray...

Iím not suggesting that you should use spray paint, but when I got my Allez some previous owner had sanded the paint off of the lugs, the fork crown, and filed off most of the braze-ons. I found that...
10-30-21, 02:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,381
Posted By Andy_K

I've heard that some people find 3Rensho bikes to...

I've heard that some people find 3Rensho bikes to be too stiff. I don't think I've heard that specifically about the 3Rensho-built Allez, but I read it somewhere about 3Rensho bikes sold under their...
10-28-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By Andy_K

If it's chrome under the paint, then something...

If it's chrome under the paint, then something like CitriStrip will take it off with no problems. I used CitriStrip on an old Nishiki that had a chrome fork and non-chrome frame. Some parts of the...
10-22-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By Andy_K

This is what happens when you try to make a...

This is what happens when you try to make a non-Bianchi Celeste. You got off easy. I've seen far worse (https://www.flickr.com/photos/gugie/40745455655/in/album-72157691975495304/).
10-18-21, 01:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 794
Posted By Andy_K

It's curious that there would be so many similar...

It's curious that there would be so many similar elements, especially the graphics, across multiple builders unless there were some single controlling interest contracting them out.

Here's my...
10-16-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 967
Posted By Andy_K

While we're on the topic, when did rim brakes and...

While we're on the topic, when did rim brakes and QR axles become obsolete? Asking for people who are on the wrong forum. :innocent:
10-08-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,327
Posted By Andy_K

​​​​​​In a related anecdote, a couple of years...

​​​​​​In a related anecdote, a couple of years ago I bought a pair of vintage bike shorts. The confirmation email, which was sent to my wife's account, described them as "Eroica bike shorts." She...
10-07-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By Andy_K

I would classify that more as beausage than...

I would classify that more as beausage than patina. Still a good thing. There's a small chance I'm being pedantic.
10-07-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,327
Posted By Andy_K

This is the first thing on this thread that...

This is the first thing on this thread that actually made me wince to look at it. Definitely the front runner for my vote so far.
10-06-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,327
Posted By Andy_K

I think this might be one of those "ugly is in...

I think this might be one of those "ugly is in the eye of the beholder" things. Yes, that's hideous, but a lot of things that come out of the Italian fashion world are hideous. That's at least...
10-06-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 175,640
Posted By Andy_K

I rode with a group of vintage bike enthusiasts...

I rode with a group of vintage bike enthusiasts up Larch Mountain this weekend. While we were milling about in the scenic viewpoint area, a guy rolled up on this DiNucci.
...
10-06-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,327
Posted By Andy_K

I used to have a stem like the one SJX426 shared...

I used to have a stem like the one SJX426 shared that came with a LeMond. I was going to use it as my entry in this competition, but I seem to have given it to a local non-profit shop. I'm not sure...
10-01-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,327
Posted By Andy_K

I hadn't seen it on eBay, but I followed his...

I hadn't seen it on eBay, but I followed his progress with it on his Flickr feed with great interest.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/8379107@N03/albums/72157714003460682/

I believe that bike...
10-01-21, 02:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By Andy_K

You need 10 posts before you can add pictures. If...

You need 10 posts before you can add pictures. If you add them to an album on your profile someone else can add them to the thread. Or you can just post five times complaining about the rule....
09-30-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,327
Posted By Andy_K

Your style is definitely "classic" which I think...

Your style is definitely "classic" which I think is closely related to what people mean when they use "basic" as if it were a bad thing. When I was a teenager I wouldn't listen to any band that was...
09-30-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,585
Posted By Andy_K

Why spend time checking for mechanical problems...

Why spend time checking for mechanical problems when you can just post pictures and have other people point them out? :lol: I hadn't noticed before you and DD pointed it out, but I haven't ridden yet...
09-30-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By Andy_K

If not it's obviously a fake. I want to know...

If not it's obviously a fake.

I want to know how many people before opening the thread thought "It's probably not actually a Treviso...."
09-30-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,327
Posted By Andy_K

You've got a particular affinity for Bianchi...

You've got a particular affinity for Bianchi bikes, and I can appreciate that. I guess I'm still searching for my identity as a bike collector. :)

There was a thread recently asking about the most...
09-30-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,327
Posted By Andy_K

The West Coast has had a lot of great builders....

The West Coast has had a lot of great builders. There was a beautiful Rodriguez for sale here for over a year. I was very tempted many times, but couldn't bring myself to accept the asking price.
09-30-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,327
Posted By Andy_K

Actually, I'm not sure there is. Bob is not...

Actually, I'm not sure there is. Bob is not basic. I spent a lot of time going through his bike sheds and shipping containers, and I don't remember seeing a De Rosa.




That's kind of where I...
09-30-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,585
Posted By Andy_K

I thought about white tape and saddle, but I was...

I thought about white tape and saddle, but I was having a hard time visualizing it. Celeste is a surprisingly difficult color to accessorize.

I bought the cables so long ago (early April) that...
09-30-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,327
Posted By Andy_K

Maybe I disguised my question too well. The...

Maybe I disguised my question too well. The question is, do you prefer well-known and respected brands like Colnago and Bianchi, or would you rather have some lesser known craftsman brand? Of course,...
09-30-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By Andy_K

https://i.imgur.com/CFHtbiU.jpeg ...

https://i.imgur.com/CFHtbiU.jpeg

https://forumfoto.mtbiker.sk/400/3378_vtipkar_5fc03a23194ea.jpeg
09-30-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,216
Posted By Andy_K

How do you pronounce "gugie"? Is it "goo-jee",...

How do you pronounce "gugie"? Is it "goo-jee", "gooey", or "ghoulie"?
09-30-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,327
Posted By Andy_K

What's in your collection?

Having just finished my Bianchi build, I was reflecting on the Italian bikes in my stable. I couldn't help but think this.

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09-30-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,585
Posted By Andy_K

Built and ready to ride! ...

Built and ready to ride!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51535162087_46e46438ae_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mvZben)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51536674094_1b5ea6b290_h.jpg...
09-30-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,216
Posted By Andy_K

BikeForums in 2070: "Has anyone heard of...

BikeForums in 2070: "Has anyone heard of Guglielmana bikes?" Someone will speak up and talk about the differences between this one, the North Trask model, and the various Gugificazione bikes.
09-29-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,542
Posted By Andy_K

Buying frames online can be hit-or-miss. You...

Buying frames online can be hit-or-miss. You never really know how the seller measured the size. You don't know if they'll do a good job packing the bike. You don't know if there are hidden flaws...
09-28-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,585
Posted By Andy_K

Yes! Pizza is one of the few things that would...

Yes! Pizza is one of the few things that would make this better. :)
09-28-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,585
Posted By Andy_K

For those who don't remember this from previous...

For those who don't remember this from previous threads, here's what it looked like before I sent it off to be powder coated.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49076134072_f63cbcb362_b.jpg...
09-28-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,585
Posted By Andy_K

Restored bike day! (Bianchi content)

It took FedEx nearly three weeks to get this from Kansas to Oregon (I think one of their oxen died along the way), but today my freshly powder coated 1989 Bianchi Giro finally got dropped off at the...
09-23-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,009
Posted By Andy_K

I haven't seen that color combination on a...

I haven't seen that color combination on a Motobecane before. It's stunning!

RE: being more of an upright rider...I've found that a Nitto Tecnomic stem will fit with a minimal amount of sanding.
...
09-22-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By Andy_K

Here's one of my builds that's a bit of a...

Here's one of my builds that's a bit of a resto-mod but lacks indexed shifters. It's a 1969 (or maybe even '67) Raleigh Competition. This is the only bike I own that's as old as I am.

There's a...
09-22-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,918
Posted By Andy_K

So, when nlerner said that you had "grown a...

So, when nlerner said that you had "grown a beard" since he last saw you.... :roflmao:
09-16-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,682
Posted By Andy_K

Why so few pictures on this thread? I'm not...

Why so few pictures on this thread?

I'm not even sure others would agree with me about which are the top 5 bikes in my collection. I might disagree with my own list a week from now, but I'll take...
09-16-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 839
Posted By Andy_K

I have to go with the "too much work for what's...

I have to go with the "too much work for what's achieved" group here. To me, patina has to be natural to be of value. I can respect a vehicle with different color panels or patches of primer or...
09-15-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 502
Posted By Andy_K

I remember reading about this trick a few years...

I remember reading about this trick a few years ago when I was working on an old Nishiki, and there were some people saying that it's just an illusion because the aluminum foil flakes off onto the...
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