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04-13-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 361
Posted By Wildwood

You guys got better memory than me. I have a...

You guys got better memory than me.
I have a hard time accounting just for the current bikes.

Does the number include bikes I have stashed around the country at friends and relatives houses for...
04-13-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 859
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Posted By Wildwood

Yeah treebound I hear 'ya about a rebuild that...

Yeah treebound I hear 'ya about a rebuild that goes over-budget - at least what I told myself it would be to justify the initial purchase.

Rules:
1. buy donor bikes in a size range that can fit,...
04-13-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 377
Posted By Wildwood

oxalic acid bath may not be needed at all. For...

oxalic acid bath may not be needed at all. For surface rust only - it can be neutralized without soaking the entire frame. When you pull the BB check for internal rust, if none is present, I would...
04-12-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By Wildwood

With all my older 'children', the cost of...

With all my older 'children', the cost of birthday cakes & candles is getting out of hand. And the fire danger of blowing out more than 40 candles.........:p
04-11-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Wildwood

If the bike doesn't fit you........ 1. List...

If the bike doesn't fit you........

1. List it in the BF threads for trading/selling :thumb:
2. Get a bike that fits :love:
3. Ignore threads advising otherwise :p



Who has the...
04-11-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 460
Posted By Wildwood

There are a ton of bikes available with relaxed...

There are a ton of bikes available with relaxed geometry and disc brakes - probably several models from nearly every bike manufacturer in business.

How much $$$ to spend?
04-11-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,303
Posted By Wildwood

Let's change the subject. Does Spesh make good...

Let's change the subject.
Does Spesh make good bikes?
edit: In China?
04-11-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,303
Posted By Wildwood

Does Trek make good bikes? edit: In China?

Does Trek make good bikes?
edit: In China?
04-11-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,268
Posted By Wildwood

Are you tracking the cost of this build? Love...

Are you tracking the cost of this build?
Love to see that at the end.
04-10-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Wildwood

As for the WD40 flush on the ShimaNo stuff = mine...

As for the WD40 flush on the ShimaNo stuff = mine were not like new after cleaning, but worked.

I had to sell a 90's Cannondale that would only take 23/24mm tires. Lived in an area with narrow,...
04-10-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Wildwood

I believe this is a C-Record from '85 (or '86?)...

I believe this is a C-Record from '85 (or '86?) friction - passed thru my collection for a while.
Please correct me if mis-identified....
04-10-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Wildwood

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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A regular rider ...
04-10-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Wildwood

The aluminum bike = the bike that could be put...

The aluminum bike = the bike that could be put away wet because.... well ....it won't rust.
I think I remember earlier Cannondales having relatively long top tubes on road bikes.

General comments...
04-09-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17,003
Views: 1,812,659
Posted By Wildwood

Glad to post this thread

First of many 2-a-days. 16.5 each way.
Hehe Hehe Hehe
A visit w/ a cutie in ‘da middle

Riding Ergo triple for early season legs.
Using winter shoes for 38* start & 48* finish.

A lotta road...
04-08-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,716
Posted By Wildwood

+1 ...

+1

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04-08-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,716
Posted By Wildwood

Sonofamechanic = :thumb: Thanks, have not been...

Sonofamechanic = :thumb: Thanks, have not been checking lately. My price range now, but.....
04-08-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,716
Posted By Wildwood

They came on a $300 bike. Galli components in...

They came on a $300 bike. Galli components in gold.
I bid on ebay not long ago for the matching crankset and rear derailleur - i bid more than the cost of the bike and lost out.
...
04-08-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,716
Posted By Wildwood

Actually I prefer the new tubulars for the Vent...

Actually I prefer the new tubulars for the Vent Noir.
...
04-08-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,716
Posted By Wildwood

i used to avoid black, .......but then Black...

i used to avoid black, .......but then Black happened.
...
04-08-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,716
Posted By Wildwood

You might be able to get square tubes in CF....

You might be able to get square tubes in CF. :thumb: That would be cool. :)


If you need proof that square tubes are more aero (or more sturdy) or that mondrian paint is faster, I know a CF &...
04-08-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,716
Posted By Wildwood

and neither Look nor hippy bus painters were...

and neither Look nor hippy bus painters were original with the concept.

Piet Mondrian | Biography, Paintings, Style, & Facts | Britannica (https://www.britannica.com/biography/Piet-Mondrian)...
04-08-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,423
Posted By Wildwood

Just read your referenced post. At 123 lbs rider...

Just read your referenced post. At 123 lbs rider weight you really don't have to run much pressure in the 1st place.
You would greatly benefit with any tire that has supple sidewalls. 320tpi...
04-08-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,423
Posted By Wildwood

The current belief that fat tires at low pressure...

The current belief that fat tires at low pressure have 'almost' the same rolling resistance as skinnier hard tires is 100%BS.
Yan is selling superb fat tires at high prices - you need alternative...
04-08-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,472
Posted By Wildwood

I just wondered why a TT bike is more work? Deep...

I just wondered why a TT bike is more work? Deep dish wheels or a rear disk?
04-08-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By Wildwood

Take pics please. I like to see places I have...

Take pics please.
I like to see places I have never been. :)
04-07-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,268
Posted By Wildwood

Nice family. The girls want their Daddy safe. ...

Nice family. The girls want their Daddy safe.

You relented on wheels than were not designed for the frame - I suggest you do the same on welding a disc tab on the fork. :thumb:

Sometimes...
04-07-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By Wildwood

Below is an article about heat treating Al frames...

Below is an article about heat treating Al frames after welding.
It took a few years for everyone to perfect the manufacturing technique in production.

Not just European aluminum frames, as...
04-07-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 499
Posted By Wildwood

A lot of people prefer high tire pressure on most...

A lot of people prefer high tire pressure on most pavement surfaces.
04-07-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 723
Posted By Wildwood

Some of us started as roadies before mountain...

Some of us started as roadies before mountain bikes or bmx.
Many of us still riding implemented 'rubber side down' techniques (at all times) when riding.
Maybe that's why some of us are still...
04-07-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,716
Posted By Wildwood

DangerousDanR - .....and a thresher or a tiller...

DangerousDanR - .....and a thresher or a tiller to pull behind. Carbon fiber of course.
04-07-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25,811
Views: 2,609,597
Posted By Wildwood

I don't want to give up my 37+ year old lugged...

I don't want to give up my 37+ year old lugged steel bikes, but for a change you can't beat CF and Ergo....
04-07-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,078
Posted By Wildwood

When will they make one I can slap on my shoe...

When will they make one I can slap on my shoe sole, or on all dozen or so of my old Look delta pedals?
Accuracy can be off by several %, if the price is low.

Strain gages have been around since...
04-07-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7,039
Views: 655,944
Posted By Wildwood

A small thing, but Mavic ‘decal’ for clamshell...

A small thing, but Mavic ‘decal’ for clamshell crankset will improve the recognizability factor - and it just looks better for a little cost. Ebay from Poland, and a perfect alignment with original...
04-07-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,716
Posted By Wildwood

Personally, i'm Looking for this colourway on...

Personally, i'm Looking for this colourway on this frame, 59 or 60cm. :love:...
04-07-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,716
Posted By Wildwood

And sometimes it is about so much more than paint...

And sometimes it is about so much more than paint or decals
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Or maybe the decals...
04-07-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 502
Posted By Wildwood

I carry a bunch of stuff for potential problems...

I carry a bunch of stuff for potential problems when well away from home.
Have helped a few others, but most - even in obvious need of something - wave me by.

Everybody's got a cell phone.

As...
04-07-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By Wildwood

Any bike frame ridden gently on the road or dirt...

Any bike frame ridden gently on the road or dirt (and stored dry) should last several lifetimes.

There were some manufacturing practices with early Al frames that led to failure. Corrected decades...
04-06-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By Wildwood

Is it too wide? hitting chainstays and/or fork...

Is it too wide? hitting chainstays and/or fork blades
or
Is it too tall? hitting brake&brake bridge and/or bottom of fork crown.

The reason i ask is that i have a pair of Marathons (probably not...
04-06-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17,003
Views: 1,812,659
Posted By Wildwood

Glad to post this thread

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Spring is Springing in the valley areas....
04-06-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17,003
Views: 1,812,659
Posted By Wildwood

Nope - I did not buy a bicycle from you.

Nope - I did not buy a bicycle from you.
04-06-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25,811
Views: 2,609,597
Posted By Wildwood

The ride above was yesterday. Today I was also...

The ride above was yesterday.
Today I was also just cruisin 'round.
JRA.
...
04-06-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 25,811
Views: 2,609,597
Posted By Wildwood

Glad, as always to post this thread

The lowest lands still a bit wet, but most Valley fields and bogs are drying. At least in the lower foothills east of Seattle. This valley is about 400’ in the Tiger/Cougar/Squak Mountain hill...
04-06-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,128
Posted By Wildwood

Sometimes the captain objects - in a strong...

Sometimes the captain objects - in a strong tailwind; or, if I engage the rear drum brake a little bit on the climbs.... just for giggles & skits. :roflmao2:
04-06-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,128
Posted By Wildwood

Would it count..... on a tandem..... if your...

Would it count.....
on a tandem.....
if your stoker....
was a toker?

Inquiring minds :foo:, want to know! :thumb:
...
04-06-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Wildwood

a mad honkin' project. :innocent:

a mad honkin' project. :innocent:
04-06-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,716
Posted By Wildwood

With customs = you choose. I've done a...

With customs = you choose.

I've done a few...
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Grey with cream...
04-05-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,128
Posted By Wildwood

:50: Sing it Willie, On the road again, ...

:50: Sing it Willie,

On the road again,
like a band of gypsies we go down the highway.....
...
04-05-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,128
Posted By Wildwood

Rotgut with 2 posts hit a 50+ nerve. More posts...

Rotgut with 2 posts hit a 50+ nerve.
More posts quickly than just about any other thread

Wonder if it's for a PostGraduate Thesis??? :foo:

Otherwise, sounds like a troll more than anything. :p...
04-05-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By Wildwood

I should be inspired (or shamed) into finishing...

I should be inspired (or shamed) into finishing the last few 'new' bikes for Spring riding.

Congrats on the bikes, exquisite as usual.

I had access to a Softride beam bike one summer. As much...
04-05-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 17,003
Views: 1,812,659
Posted By Wildwood

Newcastle, Washington? Did you sell me a bike...

Newcastle, Washington?
Did you sell me a bike recently?
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