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08-23-20, 10:36 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

my last post for a while. time to take a break,...

my last post for a while.
time to take a break, (from posting, not riding)
I should backpack
a few nights this summer
in the Cascades, Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
Pratt Lake is a good base camp -...
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Wildwood

You need the advice of a specialist for such a...

You need the advice of a specialist for such a piece.

In UK try to contact Hilary Stone. I believe that's his name. Sorry I do not have a link, he buys&sells vintage bikes and has an online...
08-23-20, 10:06 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Rode the Falcon to meet for a CraigsList purchase...

Rode the Falcon to meet for a CraigsList purchase of a new used saddle.
...
08-23-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 164,487
Posted By Wildwood

jimmuller - on the Stan's - I use much less...

jimmuller -
on the Stan's - I use much less than recommended in new tires.
but on old tires i acquire in 'NOS' condition = a bunch. Repeat is always possibleAndy Antipas -i want to try the high end...
08-23-20, 05:42 PM
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Views: 1,668,122
Posted By Wildwood

Took a short ride on the Falcon this morning to...

Took a short ride on the Falcon this morning to pick up a new saddle. Got home and changed my opinion 2 times before reluctantly putting it on the DeRosa, when an idea popped! So the bike went from...
08-22-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,272
Posted By Wildwood

You just walk right in, it's around the back ...

You just walk right in, it's around the back
just 1/2 a mile from the RR track.
you can get anything you want
at Alice's restaurant
(excepting Alice)

And now In 3 part harmony...


Son,...
08-22-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,272
Posted By Wildwood

Don't think this has been mentioned I HATE...

Don't think this has been mentioned

I HATE all those "components" people attach to their handlebars that aren't brake levers.
You know - the bells and whistles and cameras and Garmins and mobile...
08-22-20, 04:06 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Rainy the last 2 days, & I took off. So a ride is...

Rainy the last 2 days, & I took off. So a ride is needed just for the smells. Then back to the yard work past due. Kill the Moss season in th PNW.

Condolences to my old riding areas in Santa Cruz...
08-22-20, 03:50 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Too nice not to ride. Except for long overdue...

Too nice not to ride.
Except for long overdue work.
So a 20 miler close to home.
after a dry spell, two rainy days make the next ride (today) about the smells.

You have seen the fields, but...
08-22-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 990
Posted By Wildwood

I'm a rider at 185lbs. 23mm tires have to be...

I'm a rider at 185lbs. 23mm tires have to be pumped pretty hard to be 'pinch flat free' on real roads at my weight.

I'm of the opinion that when narrow tires are pumped hard the ability to...
08-22-20, 07:03 AM
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Views: 6,272
Posted By Wildwood

What a bunch of picky rascals and primadonnas! ...

What a bunch of picky rascals and primadonnas! :innocent:

I better watch this thread from the sidelines. :thumb:
08-21-20, 11:22 PM
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Views: 164,487
Posted By Wildwood

Try mastik. Vittoria was the last i used. And...

Try mastik. Vittoria was the last i used. And back in the day we didn't use so much glue, unless a racer.

And yeah, i carry a tube of glue with my spare tubular. But also a small bottle of liquid...
Forum: Introductions
08-21-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome for a person with prior experience,...

Welcome

for a person with prior experience, catching up not too hard. But much is different in say 10 years.

Fewer standards, proprietary is dominant for top end bikes, lots of confusion over...
08-21-20, 10:40 PM
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Views: 164,487
Posted By Wildwood

Both. But never on the road. Or in public...

Both.
But never on the road.
Or in public view. (my workspace is private)

YMMV ;)
08-21-20, 04:54 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Thanks. Sorry for slow reply, missed the...

Thanks.
Sorry for slow reply, missed the mention.
Public Service Announcement = you have to type it out, not take the BF offered option for it to notify the person mentioned.

2000 Calfee...
08-21-20, 02:58 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Have we done this in a while - list your favorite...

Have we done this in a while - list your favorite (tubular) tire - within a given category. Then state the tire brands you have owned.

You make up the categories.

My favorite:

Cheap...
08-21-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By Wildwood

For what it is worth, I purchased this bike,...

For what it is worth, I purchased this bike, obviously a garage queen, virtually unused, then changed the handlebars and brake levers. Total expenditure = about $110.

If you are on relatively flat...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By Wildwood

Pulling this thread back up. Has anyone...

Pulling this thread back up.

Has anyone ridden one?
They seem to have sold out inventory.

If it is a decent Chinese made frame with SRAM, and a USA company finishes and ships for $1500 and...
08-20-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,224
Posted By Wildwood

Advertising - I can't not think of the current...

Advertising - I can't not think of the current Big Pharma push. Thank goodness they have to state possible side effects in ads, not buried in the small print. When a possible side effect is Death,...
08-19-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,722
Posted By Wildwood

My experience with a mid-80's Trek 600. ...

My experience with a mid-80's Trek 600.

edit: "...never really grew on me."
08-19-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,722
Posted By Wildwood

As I do not own a Trek nor a Japanese road bike,...

As I do not own a Trek nor a Japanese road bike, perhaps I'm an impartial voice.

So let's see....
Some Treks are good, some Japanese bikes are good.
In the 80's, the quality of workmanship lay...
08-19-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,398
Posted By Wildwood

Why won't they survive in the same percentages...

Why won't they survive in the same percentages that steel bikes do?

A carbon fibre bike can live as long as a steel one, IMHO.

I'm even betting on it....
Forum: Introductions
08-17-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome. See ya in C&V. Big touring group...

Welcome. See ya in C&V.

Big touring group of vintage steel guys. Lotsa followers of the 1000.

i’m a steeper angles guy. And 42 on the stays is plenty of heel clearance.
Forum: Introductions
08-17-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Wildwood

There’s ABSOLUTELY nothing wrong w/ 70’s

Get a few more.

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Join us in C&V. 5 simple posts on...
08-17-20, 04:56 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Fall is coming - for me that frequently means...

Fall is coming - for me that frequently means handlebar re-wrap time. With maybe a slight relocation of the brake hoods, or even a new handlebar. :) But anyway, that always means a selection of...
08-17-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By Wildwood

https://velo-orange.com/collections/cranks/product...

https://velo-orange.com/collections/cranks/products/grand-cru-50-4bcd-crankset-mkii

$200 gets you a new 46/30 square taper crankset.
VeloOrange always have a Winter sale, usually between...
08-16-20, 07:48 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

And here is a good price for the frameset to...

And here is a good price for the frameset to match those hoods.

I swore off 58cmX57cm as too small.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bop/d/seattle-centurion-ironman-expert/7178182286.html
...
08-16-20, 01:40 PM
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Views: 1,940
Posted By Wildwood

Sounds like a cheapie, unless you are specific...

Sounds like a cheapie, unless you are specific with components. Huffy with a thru axle?
08-16-20, 12:54 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Seattle gets 2 months of good sun. We are in the...

Seattle gets 2 months of good sun. We are in the middle of it. :thumb: Tryin to make hay....
08-16-20, 12:43 PM
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Views: 1,211
Posted By Wildwood

That's the exact Raleigh I want, but put DT...

That's the exact Raleigh I want, but put DT shifters on mine.
No nostalgia for it, just love the color with bright silver components.


Lovely bike.
And a great photo.
08-16-20, 12:31 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

I mis-read your location as New South Wales, and...

I mis-read your location as New South Wales, and commented that it was ski season. DELETED.
Seeing southern Wales now. Change of reading glasses. Bob the Mech - work on some tan lines, brother....
08-16-20, 11:06 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

Thank you, but........Pass.

Thank you, but........Pass.
08-15-20, 10:45 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

To make those 17 miles less boring....

....you just need more bikes to mix it up.


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08-15-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,764
Posted By Wildwood

Sounds like you already have your answer from the...

Sounds like you already have your answer from the physical.

6 days X 17 mi/day = 102 miles per week. Switch to a road bike, 700c wheels, quality 28mm tires at a relatively high pressure and it's a...
08-15-20, 10:00 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

yeah, jppe - i agree that the sizes can be...

yeah, jppe - i agree that the sizes can be deceiving (especially in pics) and in how the are measured.

It looks so much larger than a bike with an 'old school' size 58cm -- as below.
...
08-15-20, 07:27 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Hot today - 88*. Stayed on ‘close to home’ roads....

Hot today - 88*. Stayed on ‘close to home’ roads.

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08-15-20, 07:12 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Hot - almost 90* so staying close to home. ...

Hot - almost 90* so staying close to home.

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Big...
08-14-20, 11:15 PM
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Views: 1,668,122
Posted By Wildwood

As a Harding, maybe I helped design or draw it...

As a Harding, maybe I helped design or draw it (in a former life)

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/harding_artsy_30766da866e06f0b2fea2ee5891901e1e84d4362.jpg

...
08-14-20, 11:57 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-13-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 25,507
Views: 2,522,950
Posted By Wildwood

That bike makes you smile so much, i have to ask...

That bike makes you smile so much, i have to ask - 61 or 63cm?
08-13-20, 09:32 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Spaghetti Legs the big nose makes me a...

Spaghetti Legs
the big nose makes me a possible relative.

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08-13-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,247
Posted By Wildwood

:thumb:

:thumb:
08-13-20, 04:41 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Nice rural-ish ride. 58* at the start of 22 mi. ...

Nice rural-ish ride. 58* at the start of 22 mi.
Same ride later today will be mid70s.

Nice.
Thank you Mother Nature, et al.
...
08-13-20, 03:45 PM
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Views: 1,668,122
Posted By Wildwood

I think I need a real camera for this thread

...... continuing the open spaces theme.....

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Not...
08-13-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,247
Posted By Wildwood

Well, all I can say is : there are photos of...

Well, all I can say is :
there are photos of noglider somewhere
on this board with .....
‘calves of steel’.
Were those singlespeed days?

My chapeau to 3 speed mtn men! :thumb:
(and SS and...
08-13-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By Wildwood

The 'butt muscles' also need time to adapt to...

The 'butt muscles' also need time to adapt to cycling's demands.
I have found as my fitness improves and legs strengthen I spend less time with my full weight on the saddle. Strong legs and a...
08-13-20, 01:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,247
Posted By Wildwood

Toe Clips & Straps allow you to spin a higher...

Toe Clips & Straps
allow you to spin a higher cadence with power,
pedal circles (less mashing) for better muscle balanced endurance,
enables that pull-up-power-stroke when needed
keeps a foot...
08-12-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,930
Posted By Wildwood

+1 :thumb: BUT, MMV (my mileage varies) ...

+1 :thumb:


BUT, MMV (my mileage varies)
I'm 70 next bday.
Been riding since very early '80s.
Upgraded from friction, thru indexed, and stopped at 10speed. And rode a lot.
Evaluated my...
08-12-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome, lurker. I say take it easy and keep...

Welcome, lurker.

I say take it easy and keep it fun.

Cycling is a Sport offering the best results when practiced for life.
Slow and steady, beats anything that results in burn-out and is...
08-12-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,790
Posted By Wildwood

oh, find a frame that takes recessed brake...

oh, find a frame that takes recessed brake mounting. That can be a pain.
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