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08-20-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 125,022
Posted By BFisher

joluja, That Zeus is a very attractive bike. Love...

joluja, That Zeus is a very attractive bike. Love the paint job.
08-19-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,184
Posted By BFisher

"What's the danger of cranking up hills on a...

"What's the danger of cranking up hills on a really tall gears?"

Your buddies may get jealous because you're too much man.

Jealousy can be dangerous.
08-19-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By BFisher

Kids! Just let them use their foot wedged against...

Kids! Just let them use their foot wedged against the back tire and chainstays if the brakes fail! Remember that? :lol:

Seriously, this is something that has always puzzled me. I've had crummy...
08-19-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14,008
Views: 1,258,825
Posted By BFisher

Nothing spectacular, just a nice 29 miles down by...

Nothing spectacular, just a nice 29 miles down by the river.

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08-19-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 584
Posted By BFisher

Beasts! Absolute beasts! Cap's off,...

Beasts!

Absolute beasts!

Cap's off, and cheers!
08-18-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By BFisher

I like cotton tape - run it on two bikes. ...

I like cotton tape - run it on two bikes.

While it doesn't offer much padding, with padded gloves it's fine for me.

Some people shellac their cotton tape. I prefer not to.

Why not give it a...
08-18-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 974
Posted By BFisher

My first vintage road bike - a Schwinn Le Tour...

My first vintage road bike - a Schwinn Le Tour III - was too big for me at 25", but I didn't know it. I'm 5'10" and had some nice rides on it.

I'm pretty adaptable with size, depending on...
08-18-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,517
Posted By BFisher

You know, I recently went through some of these...

You know, I recently went through some of these thoughts after a ride.

Some bikes do feel faster, and I'm not learned enough to really know why. What I can say is that some days I have "it" and...
08-18-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,758
Posted By BFisher

Finally got most of the stuff out of my garage...

Finally got most of the stuff out of my garage and into the almost finished shed. I get my work area back now! :)
...
08-18-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 396
Posted By BFisher

Sweet score! I've read good things about...

Sweet score!

I've read good things about these.

What tires are on there?
08-18-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 658
Posted By BFisher

Perhaps. The things that initially attracted...

Perhaps.

The things that initially attracted me to c&v bicycles are my frugality, and my love of fixing things. I don't care for cars or boats, but ever since I was a kid, bicycles always sparked...
08-18-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By BFisher

Welcome to the madness. Check out the late...

Welcome to the madness.

Check out the late Sheldon Brown's website. It is an invaluable resource.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com
08-18-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 42,822
Posted By BFisher

Neat idea. Let's see if it sticks. Here's a...

Neat idea. Let's see if it sticks.

Here's a link to bike tires directs 27 inch selection. They even carry Paselas in 27 x 1 1/4, as some were searching for a while back.
...
08-17-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 42,822
Posted By BFisher

Is this a new sticky?

Is this a new sticky?
08-17-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,906
Posted By BFisher

And I really enjoy the yellow on that Masi! That...

And I really enjoy the yellow on that Masi! That is very, very nice!
08-17-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,906
Posted By BFisher

Proof once and for all that dork discs are, in...

Proof once and for all that dork discs are, in fact, cool. Great bike!
08-17-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By BFisher

Nice lookin' bike. I'd take it for $30.

Nice lookin' bike.

I'd take it for $30.
08-17-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,212
Posted By BFisher

Ah, Schwinn bashing - the old pastime. Lots...

Ah, Schwinn bashing - the old pastime.

Lots of people rode lots of Schwinns of all types many, many miles. They work fine. They may not be one's cup of tea, and we all have preferences, but they...
08-16-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 541
Posted By BFisher

Nice score! Lots of these Bottecchias look...

Nice score!

Lots of these Bottecchias look great. I'd love to snag one some day.
08-16-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,770
Views: 141,650
Posted By BFisher

Thanks! He's in good shape, and gets along with...

Thanks! He's in good shape, and gets along with our dogs too.



That's funny. Apparently a fairly common thing?
08-16-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,558
Posted By BFisher

If you experiment with color on this, and end up...

If you experiment with color on this, and end up with something you like, will you still want a proper celeste Bianchi a year later?
08-16-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 884
Posted By BFisher

Another big fan of pearl orange here. What a...

Another big fan of pearl orange here. What a fantastic color!
08-16-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,430
Posted By BFisher

Perhaps low-flange hubs became dominant in the US...

Perhaps low-flange hubs became dominant in the US market around the time it became uncool to ride a Varsity?

No one wants to be caught dead on Dad's bike. High-flanges = Dad-flanges?
08-16-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,601
Posted By BFisher

I kind of agree with Mark, here. Options are...

I kind of agree with Mark, here.

Options are great and all, but I think the whole wide tire thing is a bit overblown. Don't get me wrong; everybody's got a preference. If you like wide, ride 'em...
08-14-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,601
Posted By BFisher

Best to not over think it. Lots and lots of old...

Best to not over think it. Lots and lots of old frames would make fine commuters. It's the fit and build that counts, and that's all personal.

Mounting points for racks, bags, lights, bottles,...
08-14-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,906
Posted By BFisher

Wow! The "M" thread really blew up after...

Wow!

The "M" thread really blew up after hours!

Nice bikes, all!
08-13-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,770
Views: 141,650
Posted By BFisher

Hey, I have one of those... ...

Hey, I have one of those...

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Otto, the one-eyed cat

We rescued him from...
08-13-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By BFisher

Here are the instructions and 3 year guarantee...

Here are the instructions and 3 year guarantee that came in the box. It appeared that the little green and white label was a sticker that had been attached to the seat tube, but the glue has since...
08-13-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By BFisher

Thank you all kindly. As far as the rims, as...

Thank you all kindly.

As far as the rims, as a wheel set they ride really well. I like them a lot for that. But, their reputation for tire mounting difficulty is well deserved. The bike came with...
08-13-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By BFisher

Late 80s Puch Mistral Leader

I hesitated to create a thread for this bike as it's not really all that special. It's a mid-range model for sure. But, I have only seen two others like it online, and I did score it new in box. This...
08-13-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 770
Posted By BFisher

Prowler, yeah, we get the rock salt up here. With...

Prowler, yeah, we get the rock salt up here. With the way it is with school cancellations, they sometimes dump loads of it at the slightest threat of snow. We have a paved levee pathway here that's...
08-12-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,924
Posted By BFisher

Excellent ride report! Glad to hear the...

Excellent ride report!

Glad to hear the tires worked out.

Oh, and I dig those blue jockey wheels.
08-12-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 770
Posted By BFisher

Getting out of one's own head: I know the...

Getting out of one's own head: I know the struggle. It is real.
08-12-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 770
Posted By BFisher

Well, hopefully you check in with that summer...

Well, hopefully you check in with that summer touring build as it happens.

Those Blackborows look really cool! I imagine they are super stable loaded up.
08-12-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 770
Posted By BFisher

Interesting.

Interesting.
08-12-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 770
Posted By BFisher

scarlson, good post. Outside of really extreme...

scarlson, good post. Outside of really extreme conditions, I think what I've already got will do just fine.
08-12-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 770
Posted By BFisher

Encouraging responses, all. Kudos RobbieTunes...

Encouraging responses, all. Kudos RobbieTunes for adding running to the agenda. :thumb:

bikemig, I am leaning towards the Bridgestone here, but may also end up using the Pug on drier, milder...
08-11-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 770
Posted By BFisher

You know, this is true for much of the winters...

You know, this is true for much of the winters here too. I just need to convince the inner voices of that. :lol:

But we do get some vicious single-digit cold snaps with sub-zero wind chills. And...
08-11-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 770
Posted By BFisher

Winter bike plans?

I know! I know! Summer's still here!

It's a great time to not only ride, but also to put plans in motion for any winter bike builds, changes, etc.

Confession: I've not been much of a winter...
08-11-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 288,798
Posted By BFisher

Here's mine. '61 Schwinn with some changes. Puts...

Here's mine. '61 Schwinn with some changes. Puts a smile on my face.

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08-11-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By BFisher

As mentioned, Bicycle wheel warehouse has nice...

As mentioned, Bicycle wheel warehouse has nice sets. I put some in my cruiser.
Alienation Chrome Cruiser (http://bicyclewheelwarehouse.com/alienation-chrome-cruiser.html)

They also have them in...
08-11-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By BFisher

Sure, a well-designed piece of bike luggage with...

Sure, a well-designed piece of bike luggage with the hardware to match is great.

But successful improvisation with cheap stuff can be very rewarding.

$5 eBay bag with a piece of chrome plated...
08-11-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By BFisher

Really cool! Thanks for sharing.

Really cool!

Thanks for sharing.
08-11-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,852
Posted By BFisher

There are many days when I miss zipping around in...

There are many days when I miss zipping around in this, despite its quirks:
...
08-11-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,173
Posted By BFisher

Not a fan of the Delta's appearance. To me,...

Not a fan of the Delta's appearance.

To me, they stick out like a broken nose on most bikes. Just odd design choices.
08-11-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,771
Posted By BFisher

Great job! Looks like a fun ride. Agree, the...

Great job!

Looks like a fun ride. Agree, the blue is very nice.
08-11-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,924
Posted By BFisher

Congrats on getting the grail in tip-top shape! ...

Congrats on getting the grail in tip-top shape!

It's a stunner for sure. Interested to read more details.
08-10-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,762
Posted By BFisher

Yes! Lots of cool parts in this thread, but I...

Yes!
Lots of cool parts in this thread, but I was waiting for someone to post a jersey, cap, etc.
:thumb:
08-09-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 28,802
Posted By BFisher

Does the 600 Arabesque RD share the same plastic...

Does the 600 Arabesque RD share the same plastic cage pivot housing as many other Shimano units from back then? Like this one?...
08-09-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,852
Posted By BFisher

I have only owned two small hatchbacks, both VW...

I have only owned two small hatchbacks, both VW Golfs - a '97 and an '02.
The cargo capacity in those cars is surprisingly huge. Bikes, appliances, no problem. Both had electrical quirks. Sometimes...
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