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Stayton, Oregon
Club Affiliation: Bikeforums team
Road Category: Citizen
Member Since: March 2005 5 Year Distance Chart
2021 Miles Traveled: 0
2021 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 7,690 miles

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I'm a former daily Bicycle Commuter who averaged 4,000 miles yearly before retirement 4/1/06. I had commuted intermittently since the early 60s & this latest time, a co-worker, Brian List, got me started again in the year 2000. I have a fleet of vintage bikes which I enjoy maintaining almost as much as riding. I began recording miles at Bike Journal Jan 1, 2005. Personal image: 9/14/06
We moved to Stayton, OR Oct 07 & began building our new home January 16, 08. We progressing well until I fell on Memorial day with a tripartite radial fracture of my left humerus (upper arm). I suffered painful months of healing and physical therapy which still continues. I do short rides now & returned to building our house but I'm a long way from 100% & my cycling is severely limited until Spring. 
click to enlarge 2006 Titan Swiss/Italian #1 Sport
Touring Road bike
Description:  Titan of Switzerland had lugged steel frames built in Italy to their specs from 1988-1994. I put this one together on 12/21/2005: NOS Columbus Chromor fully chromed frame. My 1st build used an uncut Tange chrome fork and Bill Stevenson(a great local frame builder) made a spacer to put the bar up near saddle height to help a back problem I was having. In Feb 2006 I switched to a Faggin chromed fork with Cinelli bar & stem. The paint is metallic blue with a multi-color, linear design on the top & downtubes. Columbus forged dropouts, Maroon Brooks B17 saddle, Brooks leather bar tape, Athena Monoplanar brakes, Veloce derailleurs, Athena double crank, Mavic Cosmos wheelset. It has a smooth ride & is very stable at high speed. The picture shows the current build.

Lifetime Odometer: 603.1 miles

700 x 23C Hutchinson Carbon Comp, front, 835 miles
700 x 23C Hutchinson Carbon Comp, rear, 835 miles

click to enlarge 2006 Titan Swiss/Italian #2 lugged steel
Road bike
Description:  Built 2/23/2006: Unique NOS "pleated" Columbus SL & double butted Chromor frame tubing, Chorus 10 speed Brifters, Chorus double crank, Centaur derailleurs, Miche headset, NOS Titan/3T Podium stem & bar, Easton EC-30 Carbon fork, Chorus Monoplanar brakes, Campagnolo Sydney 2000 wheelset, Kalloy Aero seat post, Honey Brooks B17 Saddle.

Lifetime Odometer: 472.8 miles

700 x 23C Vredestein Ricorso, front, 481 miles
700 x 23C Vredestein Ricorso, rear, 481 miles

click to enlarge 2006 Titan Swiss/Italian #3 lugged steel
Road bike
Description:  Built March 06: Columbus SL frame, Triomphe crank, Sachs brifters, Chorus Monoplanar brakes, Athena derailleurs, Cinelli bar & stem, Honjo fenders, Brooks Champion Special B17 Saddle. Wheelset: Torelli Master rims on Chorus hubs. I also have a Campagnolo Scirocco 20 aero wheelset on Athena hubs.

Lifetime Odometer: 736.7 miles

700 x 23C Michelin Axial, flat at 622 miles, valve stem tear, front, 729 miles
700 x 23C Michelin Axial, flatted at 577 miles (glass), rear, 729 miles

click to enlarge 2004 Torelli Gran Sasso
Road bike
Description:  My first brand new bike in 20 years, on sale Fall 2004 at my LBS. This one had a Daytona/Centaur upgrade from the normal Mirage. Columbus Thron tubing and a classy paint job. It's well built too, with welds filed so smooth it resembles a fillet brazed bike. I just shellaced the bar tape & added a Union generator lightset and a Seculite LED tail light to reinforce the stock tail light.

Lifetime Odometer: 1,915.5 miles

700 x 23C Vredestein Fortezza, Flatted at 256 miles (glass), front, 589 miles
700 x 23C Hutchinson Reflex, rear, 589 miles

click to enlarge 1992 Bianchi Trofeo lugged steel
Road bike
Description:  The Celeste paint glows with a pearl gold clear coat. I got this Dedacciai DB Chrome-Moly steel frame at the 2004 Seattle Swap Meet. Built up with a Campagnolo NR/Triomphe drivetrain, SunTour barcons Cinelli stem, SR Randonneur bar & a Gipiemme Team saddle . I have 2 wheelsets: Campagnolo Omicron clincher rims/SunTour SL hubs or Victory Chrono sewups/high flange Normandy hubs.

Lifetime Odometer: 2,806.6 miles

700 x 23C Michelin Dynamic, front, 682 miles
700 x 23C Michelin Dynamic, rear, 682 miles

click to enlarge 1988 Spalding Blade lugged steel
Hardtail XC Mountain bike
Description:  (Gave away)Turquoise/White Goodwill find. I added a Schwinn generator light set, Blumels fenders, some mountain slicks & replaced the steel double with a triple Sora crank. Good for recreational & off road rides with the grandkids & I rode it to work one frozen day when I was afraid of falling on the icy roads(Gave this bike to my son to replace his stolen commuter bike)

Lifetime Odometer: 1,831.9 miles

click to enlarge 1988 Motobecane Grand Record
Road bike
Description:  Probably the last of the Grand

Lifetime Odometer: 0.0 miles

click to enlarge 1986 Motobecane Grand Touring lugged steel
Touring Road bike
Description:  SOLD Blue/Vitus 888, SunTour Cyclone crank, Pivo bar & CT stem. Quite fast & nimble for a touring bike. Checkout the unusual Weinmann centerpull brakeset. Never seen another like it!SOLD

Lifetime Odometer: 302.7 miles

click to enlarge 1986 Nashbar Sport Tour RX lugged steel
Road bike
Description:  Originally Black with Zebra bar tape($10.00 Goodwill find): Nice Japanese bike as found: Double butted Chrome Moly steel, SunTour ARX derailleurs, Shimano brakes & hubs, tall SR stem. I added a Selle Italia "ECCO 105" leather saddle. The frame is 53.5 cm(a good fit). Overhauled then reassembled June 20, 2006 with a Tangerine respray & shellac bars to match.

Lifetime Odometer: 868.3 miles

click to enlarge 1986 Miyata Seven Ten lugged steel
Road bike
Description:  Dark Blue with a Yellow Head tube & decals: Triple butted chrome-moly steel with SunTour Cyclone derailleurs, Ukai 700c rims. I added Campy track pedals, a Pivo Randonneur bar, Gomitalia Targa tires & found a Koski Engineering leather saddle for $6 at the Seattle Swap Meet. The owner of our LBS sold me the old Giles Berthaud stainless steel fenders off his randonneur bike. This is a great commuter, fast too!

Lifetime Odometer: 961.4 miles

700 x 25C Panaracer Pasela, front, 17 miles
700 x 25C Panaracer Pasela, rear, 17 miles

click to enlarge 1984 Specialized Expedition lugged steel
Touring Road bike
Description:  Metallic Grey, 26/38/48 Triple crank, 40 spoke wheels, Soubitez bottom bracket generator set, Specialized rack & a really high level finish on pantographed alloy parts: Probably the best production touring bike ever made. I found a NOS set of brake levers,and NOS Sanyo generator at last year's Seattle swapmeet(yet to be installed) I just moved the B17 saddle to one of my Titans & put a vintage B72 saddle on Her Majesty, The Queen. I plan to pass this beauty on to my grandkids.

Lifetime Odometer: 6,784.9 miles

700 x 28C Continental Ultra Gatorskin, front, 306 miles
700 x 28C Continental Ultra Gatorskin, rear, 306 miles

click to enlarge 1983 Centurion Pro Tour lugged steel
Touring Road bike
Description:  SOLD! Blue/Silver Tange Champion #2 chrome plated steel frame, cantilever brakes, Sugino Aerox triple crank. A Sturmy Archer Dynohub powered the Halogen headlight. This vintage touring bike was my main ride for many years before it became a rain bike. I repaired the cracked fenders & gave it another general clean & lube in the Fall of 2005 & rode it my last Winter of commuting. I retired 4/1/2006! and sold the old girl on 11/15/06. No doubt she's still rolling along.

Lifetime Odometer: 39,235.6 miles

27 x 1-1/4 Continental Sport 1000, front, 2,246 miles
27 x 1-1/4 Continental Sport 1000, rear, 2,246 miles

click to enlarge 1983 Austro Daimler Olympian lugged steel
Road bike
Description:  SOLD 11/20/06 Reynolds 531 frame & fork, Nervar crank, Cinelli stem/bar, SunTour Superbe brake levers, Cyclone Fdr, VGTlux Rdr, SunTour barcons, Weinmann sidepull calipers, Normandy Competition hubs, Brooks Pro Special Edition saddle. It followed me home from a Seattle Swap meet! A nice riding Sports Touring Bike that I should have kept. SOLD

Lifetime Odometer: 627.1 miles

700 x 23C Gommitalia Calypso, front, 1,232 miles
700 x 23C Gommitalia Calypso, rear, 1,232 miles

click to enlarge 1982 Centurion Le Mans lugged steel
Road bike
Description:  SOLD A $10.00, maroon Centurion. My bad weather/fog bike. "Home Brew" light system featuring 2 yellow strobe lights & a 55 watt halogen headlight. Always gets comments from my co-workers & other drivers. (Thumbs up from truck drivers)SOLD

Lifetime Odometer: 871.4 miles

click to enlarge 1978 Motobecane Grand Jubile
Road bike
Description:  Candy Red/Black, Vitus steel frame, Nervex lugs. I built up this well used e-Bay frame with parts I accumulated over time. Ornate Arabesque Shimano 600 group, Araya semi aero 700c rims on Mavic sealed bearing hubs, Giles Berthaud stainless steel fenders & leather flap, Belleri St Ettiene bar & stem. A Swallowized Honey B17 saddle replaces the maroon B17 pictured & I just added a Stronglight triple crankset, Lyotard pedals & Simplex seat post. I commuted on this bike & brought it along when we traveled. This bike was inspired by the memory of a Grand Jubile I saw in a Seattle shop back in the 70's.

Lifetime Odometer: 2,874.7 miles

700 x 23C Vredestein Ricorso, front, 952 miles
700 x 23C Vredestein Ricorso, rear, 952 miles

click to enlarge 1978 Colnago lugged steel
Cyclocross Road bike
Description:  I don't know the history of this inexpensive e-Bay find. It has 1980 Campy NR derailleurs, Campy cable guides & seatpost. It came with offroad sewups on Super Champion rims, Record hubs. I ride it on the road with clinchers & its scary fast with mushy brakes, needs some Kool Stops. The bare steel frame weighs only 4 pounds. It has Campy dropouts front & rear, Mafac cantilever brakes, Cinelli bar & stem, but it has a Shimano 600 crankset & Shimano barcons. There are no logos on the fork or stays & just circular openings on the lugs, no clubs cutouts. No serial #s anywhere. Several knowledgable folks have looked it over & say it's likely a Colnago because of the build quality, pinned brazing, seat stay treatment & the light weight but can't be sure because it lacks logos. I was told Colnago did build some similar bikes & there is one listed on a Colnago registry.

Lifetime Odometer: 507.0 miles

click to enlarge 1978 Raleigh SuperCourse Sport
Touring Road bike
Description:  Used frame built up with swap meet parts April 2007. Mavic 196 front, MA40 rear rims on Shimano 600 hubs, Honjo fenders, Armadillo tires. Sakae Randonneur bar, Weinmann brakes & levers, Campy Veloce triple crank, Wellgo pedals, Campy triple front derailleur, Suntour Cyclone 7000 rear derailleur & barcons, Brooks B17 Champion Special.

Lifetime Odometer: 270.2 miles

700 x 28C Specialized Armadillo, front, 1,170 miles
700 x 28C Specialized Armadillo, rear, 1,170 miles

click to enlarge 1976 Gitane lugged steel
Road bike
Description:  SOLD Green bike with elegant, long SunTour Stem shifters SOLD

Lifetime Odometer: 1,849.4 miles

click to enlarge 1976 Eisentraut Alpine
Road bike
Description:  Georgetown Cyclery of Washington D.C. sold a road frame built to their specs by several builders. A few (less than 30) were done by Albert Eisentraut. This 45cm example had an ornate early Shimano 600 group. I bought it in 2002 from a fellow who had the frame built up for his wife in 1978 but she seldom rode it. The bike was in pristine condition. When my grand daughter outgrew it, I traded it for my Specialized Expedition Touring bike. Recycled Cycles of Seattle then changed the bars back to drops & eventually sold it to some lucky owner. SOLD

Lifetime Odometer: 685.0 miles

click to enlarge 1963 Zeus Vintage
Road bike
Description:  I Found this for sale in my Olympia, WA neighborhood. It had been crashed & was missing the brakeset & derailleurs. Local frame builder Bill Stevenson straightened & aligned the frame, fork & rear triangle, aligned the fork ends & dropout ends, tapped the BB & faced the head tube. I cleaned off all the rust, touched up the paint, polished & relubed everything. I added NOS Galli levers, DiaCompe calipers, new yellow sheathing, NOS SunTour Superbe derailleurs, Campagnolo alloy toe clips & cable clamps. I rode it for a while until everything was adjusted & working but it was a bit to big for me. So, I gave it to my Son. First thing he did was remove the clips & straps! He loves the ride. Last Summer he commuted from Salem, OR to his workplace, Western Oregon College in Monmouth.(17 miles each way)

Lifetime Odometer: 396.6 miles
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