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10-20-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,317
Posted By scarlson

I did one side of the crown - and then ran out of...

I did one side of the crown - and then ran out of silver!!

But, it was the side with the internal conduit. I rather like the way I did it, but it was somewhat hard to get everything to fit up...
10-18-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 21,495
Posted By johnnyace

Ditto. My biggest problems were an utter lack of...

Ditto. My biggest problems were an utter lack of confidence in my bike, gearing, and shifting. Finished the PX-10 the day before I left for Cino, so it was not properly vetted. Things that were known...
10-17-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 829
Posted By cb400bill

I'd like to nominate Cycles Gladiator ...

I'd like to nominate Cycles Gladiator

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10-16-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 704
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:
09-30-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,874
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,...
09-24-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,660
Posted By nlerner

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09-22-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,407
Posted By mgopack42

The Funny thing looking at the planned route, is...

The Funny thing looking at the planned route, is that day 3 almost did me in. even though I was the youngest guy on the tourocia, i was the slowest descender and the slowest climber, so I got to be...
09-21-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 21,030
Posted By mgopack42

For some reason the Tourica crew (along with a...

For some reason the Tourica crew (along with a couple of guests at the Palazzo) decided on a Saturday ride...I blame the ones that arrived by car... I would have never made a real Eroica! Thor...
09-11-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,362
Posted By Mr. 66

That's the fact Jack

Today's find at the "warehouse" 1972ish Jack Taylor unattended for years, left in an unheated storage my newest crusty critter. Campy, Stronglight, 3ttt, high flange, 5 speed, 144 bcd 175 strada,...
09-02-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 21,495
Posted By northbend

I didn’t take ANY photos this year having failed...

I didn’t take ANY photos this year having failed to pack my camera and I found it hard to write a cohesive story without the aid of my visual ‘crib notes” so I’ve taken the liberty to comment on the...
09-02-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 21,495
Posted By BenottoGuy

Would definitely like to echo this sentiment!...

Would definitely like to echo this sentiment! What a fantastic weekend, and the spirit of camaraderie amongst the group of riders and volunteers (you guys rock!!) really makes this event special....
08-30-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 21,495
Posted By Roger M

A little photo assist for Thomas. ...

A little photo assist for Thomas.

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We're still traveling home from...
08-29-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 21,495
Posted By mountaindave

I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my...

I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for joining - BF members were almost a third of the crew this year! It was a bit smaller group than last time, but a bit more intimate as a...
08-25-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 21,495
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

You boys and girls have fun; I look forward to...

You boys and girls have fun; I look forward to the pics and ride reports! We had our long scheduled family beach week last week which left no wiggle room for trading out of my upcoming work weekend....
08-21-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 21,495
Posted By mountaindave

It has been raining this week and is currently...

It has been raining this week and is currently raining in Kalispell which means the smoke is completely gone! This cold front is supposed to keep things cool throughout the week. Here are the Sat/Sun...
08-21-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 21,495
Posted By obrentharris

Cino Bound! My wife, Nanette, and I left home a...

Cino Bound!
My wife, Nanette, and I left home a week ago, meandering towards Hot Springs Montana, camping along the way.

First stop was Rock Creek on the eastern side of the Sierra to spend a...
08-21-21, 01:55 AM
Replies: 1,249
Views: 137,124
Posted By northbend

Irony on Olga Road, Orcas Island.. ...

Irony on Olga Road, Orcas Island..
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08-20-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,249
Views: 137,124
Posted By BoltBreaker

See stuff, and see people. Always fun to stop and...

See stuff, and see people. Always fun to stop and chat with the locals. This young chap was milking his 35th free coffee refill at the Stewart's Point Store, from the cup he keeps in his truck when...
08-12-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,010
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Heís cleaned up his credit card touring game over...

Heís cleaned up his credit card touring game over the years

...
08-10-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 21,495
Posted By northbend

My cousin's alma mater The Fight'n Artichokes...

My cousin's alma mater The Fight'n Artichokes (https://www.scottsdalecc.edu/about/history) deserves an honorable mention at least in that category.

Is everyone getting excited yet? I'm looking...
08-09-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 996
Posted By Doug Fattic

Braze-on front derailleurs vary a lot in where...

Braze-on front derailleurs vary a lot in where the attaching bolt is in height above the bottom bracket. This is one reason I gave up using front derailleur braze-ons (as well as the reason JDT...
08-09-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 996
Posted By JohnDThompson

I've never been a big fan of braze-on front...

I've never been a big fan of braze-on front derailleurs. Not only do they limit your chainring choices, they also are brazed on the thinnest part of the seat tube. I've seen cases where a chain jam...
08-04-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,317
Posted By bulgie

That's whay they call them drop outs. ...

That's whay they call them drop outs.
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07-31-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,033
Posted By Doug Fattic

There are some nice older British bikes that...

There are some nice older British bikes that might work for you. The Gillot and Ephgrave Mark mentioned are top quality and would command a premium price. However there were many builders in the UK...
07-27-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 33,590
Posted By nlerner

Well done, gents! Iím particularly impressed that...

Well done, gents! Iím particularly impressed that you conjured up the Takara baby for that last pic though having him chew on a tubular tire likely was out of the question.
07-25-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,495
Posted By Prowler

I wrench one day a week at an LBS and am, slowly,...

I wrench one day a week at an LBS and am, slowly, learning that I am NO ones target market and I cannot fathom what makes people tick. I rarely meet anyone who likes the old steel that we here do and...
07-21-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,155
Posted By nlerner

One of my riding buddies set up his Sequoia with...

One of my riding buddies set up his Sequoia with 650b x 42mm wheels plus fenders. No frame mods needed.
...
07-20-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 33,590
Posted By rustystrings61

I wasted no time in digging into the Sirrus,...

I wasted no time in digging into the Sirrus, working for a couple of hours last night and getting in 45 minutes this morning before breakfast - it was raining, so why not? The reports you have read...
07-16-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,812
Posted By northbend

I’ll be taking 2 bikes to Cino this year. ...

I’ll be taking 2 bikes to Cino this year.

Not quite as Heroic as some of the other bikes I've used at Cino in the past, I’ll put rat traps on to satisfy the spirit of Cino and ride the Holland.
...
07-14-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,812
Posted By davester

I will be bringing a finely crafted Italian...

I will be bringing a finely crafted Italian bicycle built by the one and only Cino Cinelli. The gearing is a little stiff for hillclimbing but Rule #5!
...
07-07-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 21,495
Posted By rccardr

Thatís a great idea. We could also Sharpie our...

Thatís a great idea. We could also Sharpie our screen names on the race number plates, would make it easier to ID each other as we come across BF members on the ride.
06-23-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,276
Posted By nlerner

President Madison is truly a sartorial...

President Madison is truly a sartorial inspiration to me.
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06-22-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,030
Posted By nazcalines

I solved this problem by removing the shimano...

I solved this problem by removing the shimano logo with acetone.
06-22-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 33,590
Posted By darnet

Green Super Course update

Only a couple of rides in the past 2 weeks. Wednesday before last rode to breakfast diner at the Nashua, NH airport, and back home (9.2 miles)....
06-20-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,249
Views: 137,124
Posted By Sir_Name

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06-16-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,276
Posted By billytwosheds

What a BLAST. I hate to be all soft and stuff but...

What a BLAST. I hate to be all soft and stuff but this kind of tour and write up are why I keep coming back to this community. Bikes are cool, the humans the ride them are better.

Cheers.
06-16-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,276
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

OK, my turn. Itís hard to express how excited I...

OK, my turn. Itís hard to express how excited I was to get together with friends and re-approximate bike life from the Before Times. I came up with the idea (as most of these ride ideas do) in the...
05-30-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17,989
Views: 2,034,080
Posted By northbend

I rode up the Iron Horse Trail to Snoqualmie Pass...

I rode up the Iron Horse Trail to Snoqualmie Pass yesterday.

Lunch along side Lake Keechelus

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05-24-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17,989
Views: 2,034,080
Posted By JacobLee

Spent the weekend at our favorite campground on...

Spent the weekend at our favorite campground on Lake Billy Chinook in Central Oregon. I always manage to get away for a quick ride, and this one is the most epic quick ride in existence! 7 miles,...
05-23-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By Insidious C.

That style frame and paint scheme is on the cover...

That style frame and paint scheme is on the cover of the 87 Daccordi catalog (can be found on bulgier,net). It is referred to in the catalog as "SL." Maybe a model name or maybe it was in reference...
05-19-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 264,422
Posted By hellojoben

Allez 650b Conversion

Well, I did it guys.
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05-18-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,546
Posted By iab

Sounds like a proper English 3 speed. Does...

Sounds like a proper English 3 speed.

Does he discriminate against a proper Italian 3 speed? It has more panache.

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05-17-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,402
Posted By johnnyace

Enjoy, these are great bikes! Here's my 1972 TdF,...

Enjoy, these are great bikes! Here's my 1972 TdF, which I regrettable no longer own. It was an eclectic mix of Simplex, Campy, Suntour Superbe, and a great ride.
...
05-16-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17,989
Views: 2,034,080
Posted By Andy_K

I went for a ride on Bald Peak yesterday with...

I went for a ride on Bald Peak yesterday with gugie. No pics from the ride (which is too bad, because it's a beautiful route). I did want to share a new addition to the place where I usually park...
05-16-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17,989
Views: 2,034,080
Posted By nlerner

Took a break from today’s ride to tame a wild...

Took a break from today’s ride to tame a wild steed:
...
05-15-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 33,590
Posted By Insidious C.

A clunker is born

Well I doubt this will score me favor with the judge(s) but just today I stumbled upon a free Raleigh on Portland CL. This particular model weighs about 150lbs. Other than that it's biggest flaw is...
05-13-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,861
Posted By Doug Fattic

A little bit about the history of us American...

A little bit about the history of us American builders to put this bicycle in context. When the bike boom of 1970/71 started, the craft had died out in the US. Americans that wanted a fine bicycle...
05-12-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 21,030
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Heaven- Greeted by the English, cooked for by the...

Heaven- Greeted by the English, cooked for by the French, entertained by the Italians, and scheduled by the Germans.

Hell- Greeted by the French, cooked for by the English, entertained by the...
05-05-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,096
Posted By Mad Honk

Gugie, I read it the same way and I have no...

Gugie,
I read it the same way and I have no interest in dating a Brook by any last name. I'm just glad I was not the only one who got a giggle out of the title. Smiles, MH
05-05-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,667
Posted By nlerner

A couple of years ago I was younger than I am now.

A couple of years ago I was younger than I am now.
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