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03-28-18, 10:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,046
Posted By Alex Moll

I was devastated by this news. I only got to hang...

I was devastated by this news. I only got to hang out with Jon twice: once at the Bike Expo in Seattle, and then at the first Eroica California. I really enjoyed his company.

I got to know him a...
04-25-15, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6,998
Views: 702,647
Posted By Alex Moll

Looks like it was made for your bike - cuz it...

Looks like it was made for your bike - cuz it was! This one is made of oak, though. Matches your bar tape nicely, eh?

Glad you like it, Matt. It's the least I can do to thank you for schlepping my...
04-18-15, 08:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,315
Posted By Alex Moll

Thanks for the pics, Matt! I took plenty, but...

Thanks for the pics, Matt! I took plenty, but never thought to ask anybody to take a pic of me! Velocia happened to catch about half of me, but thankfully you captured a few good ones.

Matt also...
04-17-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 49,699
Posted By Alex Moll

Hey Dave! Yes. The Dugasts performed...

Hey Dave!

Yes. The Dugasts performed flawlessly for us. I think we both have a few hundred hard miles (including plenty of gravel) and they look new so far. I saw a number of FMBs on the ride that...
04-16-15, 01:02 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 49,699
Posted By Alex Moll

Well done! That's a strong ride. Too early in the...

Well done! That's a strong ride. Too early in the season for this Seattleite - but even later in the year, I wouldn't be anywhere near your time. Just wouldn't have suffered as much .
04-16-15, 08:39 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 49,699
Posted By Alex Moll

34mm tubulars: 60 psi rear, 50 psi front. Very...

34mm tubulars: 60 psi rear, 50 psi front. Very cushy in the rough stuff. The bike rode and handled wonderfully, and the original Weinmann sidepulls worked quite well with Koolstop pads. The only...
04-16-15, 07:11 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 49,699
Posted By Alex Moll

[QUOTE] We left the start @ 0545. The sun...

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We left the start @ 0545. The sun wasn't quite up yet @ Cass (Matt is a blur because the exposure is opened up.)

I did finish the long route, but it took me over 13 hours - I made a...
04-15-15, 09:36 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 49,699
Posted By Alex Moll

Hey Oldairhead - loved your moto and your bici,...

Hey Oldairhead - loved your moto and your bici, but afraid I did complete the long route on my 1956 Holdsworth Whirlwind.

Here's a pic of my bike @ Cass Winery, along with the blur aka Northbend...
12-06-14, 01:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,976
Posted By Alex Moll

Sounds good - where do you get it?

Sounds good - where do you get it?
12-06-14, 12:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,976
Posted By Alex Moll

Always interesting to read opinions about tires....

Always interesting to read opinions about tires. Lotsa folks can't stand to spend money on something that wears out relatively quickly. I'm in the other camp - I buy the best, because they are my...
09-15-14, 08:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,369
Posted By Alex Moll

Very cool bike - I love it (naturally.) Best...

Very cool bike - I love it (naturally.) Best guess for my bike is sometime around 1962. I suspect yours could be a few years older. The Lejeune brothers purchased the Sauvage brand, but I don't know...
09-09-14, 01:34 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,368
Posted By Alex Moll

Pretty sure I saw one of them on Day 2 - sounds...

Pretty sure I saw one of them on Day 2 - sounds delicious!
09-09-14, 08:46 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,368
Posted By Alex Moll

Yes - bucket list for sure! The route was "about...

Yes - bucket list for sure! The route was "about 60 miles" on day one. It's out and back course to Kila, MT, only the middle section is different on day 2. Day 2 might have been slightly shorter but...
09-08-14, 10:08 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,368
Posted By Alex Moll

Bet he's napping . . .

Bet he's napping . . .
09-08-14, 10:07 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,368
Posted By Alex Moll

Cool in the morning, 80 degrees in the afternoon....

Cool in the morning, 80 degrees in the afternoon. Almost perfect, but a bit hot on the big climb on Day 2.
09-08-14, 09:56 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,368
Posted By Alex Moll

Montana Porta-Potty: ...

Montana Porta-Potty:
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Vintage support vehicles:
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09-08-14, 09:51 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,368
Posted By Alex Moll

Pranza: ...

Pranza:

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Cino Vino.
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09-08-14, 09:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,368
Posted By Alex Moll

What a ride - challenging terrain and spectacular...

What a ride - challenging terrain and spectacular scenery make this TRULY epic. I carpooled over with DD. Enjoyed MountainDave's hospitality in Kalispel. HUGE thanks to Northbend for encouraging me...
09-02-14, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,063
Posted By Alex Moll

That could've only been Bob. Great guy, amazing...

That could've only been Bob. Great guy, amazing collection, wonderful shop. I'm very lucky I was able to spend so much time hanging out there. I'm sad, but thankful for all the great memories.
08-31-14, 12:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,807
Posted By Alex Moll

Indeed - DD and I are driving over on Friday, and...

Indeed - DD and I are driving over on Friday, and we're staying at the Motel 6.

I'm bringing this bike for the ride:
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1956...
06-13-14, 12:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,522
Posted By Alex Moll

Trails End Taphouse & Restaurant is very close to...

Trails End Taphouse & Restaurant is very close to the start/end of this ride (maybe that's obvious?) Lots of tasty brews on tap. Great food, too! Unfortunately, I won't be able to join you guys for...
06-13-14, 07:31 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,522
Posted By Alex Moll

They've extended the trail all the way into town,...

They've extended the trail all the way into town, now. (First Street, I think.) It runs behind the public library. Looks like there is a parking lot just off of 2nd street. The place Jeff mentioned...
06-06-14, 09:35 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,522
Posted By Alex Moll

What's the planned start time? I'm in Marysville,...

What's the planned start time? I'm in Marysville, and usually join the trail at the Machias trailhead. Might be fun to rendezvous in Arlington for a little show and chat. Still deciding what to ride...
03-03-14, 11:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,667
Posted By Alex Moll

Ric H, of Wheel Fanatyk, displayed this super...

Ric H, of Wheel Fanatyk, displayed this super cool rim drill, from 1897:

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03-03-14, 11:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,667
Posted By Alex Moll

'Twas nice to hang with Matt and Rob. Some...

'Twas nice to hang with Matt and Rob.

Some more eye candy follows.

This is the bike I will own someday - a pristine '64 Bianchi:
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02-24-14, 12:25 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 152,495
Posted By Alex Moll

Thanks Broid - your machine is quite a looker,...

Thanks Broid - your machine is quite a looker, too.

I believe I will put quite a few miles on this bike, this summer - won't ride it this time of year in the PNW. Have a few fender bikes and MTBs...
02-23-14, 06:19 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 152,495
Posted By Alex Moll

ca. 1982 Professional. Rims are a decade...

ca. 1982 Professional.

Rims are a decade younger, but the color match is quite good, so I'm not gonna change them out. I picked up the panto stem in Berlin last summer - Robert Schmidt of VeloCiao...
01-17-14, 08:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,021
Posted By Alex Moll

I purchased 5 gallons of Evaporust, and an...

I purchased 5 gallons of Evaporust, and an inflatable kiddie pool. Then displaced the liquid with random junk laying around the basement. Very large 65 cm campeur frame, and was also able to de-rust...
12-20-13, 08:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,537
Posted By Alex Moll

Great story, great bike. That lug style is new to...

Great story, great bike. That lug style is new to me - very unique, and I like it.

Reynolds 853 is tremendous tubing, and it was introduced in 1995, so DD's memory appears sharp as ever.

Merry...
12-17-13, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By Alex Moll

Very nice - you're going to love the way it...

Very nice - you're going to love the way it rides. Looks very clean - bet you did extremely well on that one.
12-12-13, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,257
Posted By Alex Moll

Correct - he imports them from Europe. The stands...

Correct - he imports them from Europe. The stands themselves are reasonably priced, but the shipping costs will make you hesitate. If you're ever in northern Virginia, swing by Wayne's place - well...
12-08-13, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By Alex Moll

Congratulations - what a find, what a bargain....

Congratulations - what a find, what a bargain. Nobilette is a top tier builder - one of the best.
11-23-13, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,855
Posted By Alex Moll

Beautiful big red bike, BigBlue. I agonized over...

Beautiful big red bike, BigBlue. I agonized over this bike - came really close to buying it myself. Even if the fork isn't correct, I think it was bargain priced. Low miles, Campy SR, cromovelato red...
11-22-13, 11:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,082
Posted By Alex Moll

Sweet ride - love it. I've got a similar bike,...

Sweet ride - love it. I've got a similar bike, but it's red, and doesn't have all the panto - just some of it.
11-15-13, 07:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,083
Posted By Alex Moll

That's funny, Jon. Jeff: Good news, brother....

That's funny, Jon.

Jeff: Good news, brother. Kicking that habit will make all your bikes feel 5 lbs. lighter on the hills. 'Spose I should quit drinking beer - but I keep reading about all the...
10-29-13, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,053
Posted By Alex Moll

I missed this thread in June - so very glad it...

I missed this thread in June - so very glad it was updated, and I'm catching it now. Some of you know I enjoy making wooden bike stands (for displaying bikes,) and in fact I'm in the middle of yet...
10-09-13, 09:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,958
Posted By Alex Moll

Good on ya. L'Erioca is on my bucket list, but...

Good on ya. L'Erioca is on my bucket list, but it's an impossible time of year for a schoolteacher. However, I'm seriously considering the inaugural eroicabrittania event in England next summer. That...
10-03-13, 08:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,843
Posted By Alex Moll

What fun you are having Dave. Thanks for bringing...

What fun you are having Dave. Thanks for bringing us along for the ride. I'm really enjoying both your photos of the bike, and the historical photos you've found. Keep 'em coming, please!

The...
10-02-13, 01:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,843
Posted By Alex Moll

Wow Dave! What a find. Would love to see more...

Wow Dave! What a find. Would love to see more pics.

Not sure this is true, but I've seen chain oilers like that on British bikes, and someone commented that the seat tube would've been filled to a...
09-26-13, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,822
Posted By Alex Moll

With SUPER Record, of course. The frame set came...

With SUPER Record, of course. The frame set came from Berlin. Most of the panto came from a complete donor bike - which became part of a big swap with Drillium Dude. He swapped some SR bits for the...
09-26-13, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,822
Posted By Alex Moll

I dunno. I'm 6'3", 200 lbs, and ride a...

I dunno. I'm 6'3", 200 lbs, and ride a 64cm(c-t-c) 1980ish Colnago Super. 27.2mm post, and the light weight of the large frameset suggests it's an SL tubeset. I LOVE the way it rides. I do wonder if...
09-24-13, 07:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,793
Posted By Alex Moll

How about an original Flam Green '63 Jack Taylor....

How about an original Flam Green '63 Jack Taylor. The original clear coat failed on this one (a yellow opaque mess.) So, it took a lot of elbow grease, various compounds (Scratch X, etc) and careful...
09-12-13, 09:49 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 103,998
Posted By Alex Moll

Agree that's a great frame, and I dig your build....

Agree that's a great frame, and I dig your build. Well done!
08-27-13, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,380
Posted By Alex Moll

They make two-tank mini torches, too - with...

They make two-tank mini torches, too - with disposable MAPP+OXYGEN bottles, and also rigs a bit larger (but still portable enough to hand carry) with refillable Acetylene and Oxygen bottles. MAPP+Oxy...
08-27-13, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,380
Posted By Alex Moll

Hey Bikedued - glad you dig my "Grand Campeur" so...

Hey Bikedued - glad you dig my "Grand Campeur" so much. I'm the guy that bought it from Rob, and did my best to preserve it. It's a very cool bike, and most people really dig it - especially tall...
08-26-13, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By Alex Moll

Yup - you're close. Embacher is an architect in...

Yup - you're close. Embacher is an architect in Vienna, and has amassed quite an amazing collection in less than a decade. I feel very lucky I was able to see this exhibit in Vienna earlier this...
08-20-13, 05:15 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,957
Posted By Alex Moll

My typical Wolber SL19s will serve for tires; I'm...

My typical Wolber SL19s will serve for tires; I'm doing something different with the bar tape, but that's a surprise ;)

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OK - I won't tell the forum that I sent you the "Off the...
07-29-13, 11:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,078
Posted By Alex Moll

That's a stunner, for sure. Jealous, and...

That's a stunner, for sure. Jealous, and disappointed that it escaped Seattle - must've slipped out under the cover of darkness. I wouldn't have let it out of town knowingly. Ah well - it's gone to a...
07-14-13, 07:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,613
Posted By Alex Moll

Nice bike - congrats on the find and the trade. ...

Nice bike - congrats on the find and the trade.

I agree - under appreciated. Bob Freeman of Elliott Bay Bicycles, in Seattle, has one and might have a little info for you:...
07-11-13, 09:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,420
Posted By Alex Moll

Sweet ride - really like it. Just thinking...

Sweet ride - really like it.

Just thinking out loud about the components. I really like both DA and Record, so don't have a strong opinion either way. Eddy obviously rode Campagnolo during his...
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