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Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,745
Posted By Kent T

And for me, it's built really close to home....

And for me, it's built really close to home. Factory level support is nearby. As in 1 hour drive South.
07-18-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,560
Posted By Kent T

This would be practical. Position Fuji as one...

This would be practical. Position Fuji as one tier below Cannondale, sold in LBS who have Cannondale dealerships. A good line to sell as a lower end alternative to Cannondale, and get that customer....
07-18-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,218
Posted By Kent T

And no bag limits!!! Wonder which caliber is best...

And no bag limits!!! Wonder which caliber is best suited for this application.
07-17-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,959
Posted By Kent T

British craftsmanship in that era, was erratic at...

British craftsmanship in that era, was erratic at best. Raleigh bikes (and this is Worksop higher end offerings) were very much variable in workmanship and assembly quality. Some could be and were...
07-17-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,899
Posted By Kent T

Do that with some of these lowered floor handicap...

Do that with some of these lowered floor handicap conversion vans, and it's harmful to their suspension. And renting a replacement is like $600 a day. How about also mandating law enforcement radar...
07-15-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,896
Posted By Kent T

I like old Trek Singletracks without suspension,...

I like old Trek Singletracks without suspension, up to 2002 or so. I own a 2002 800 Sport Singletrack sans suspension. Love the bike, but sometimes wish it was friction shift friendly. I love the...
07-09-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,222
Posted By Kent T

I drive a 1999 Ford Taurus SE station wagon. A...

I drive a 1999 Ford Taurus SE station wagon. A dark metallic green. My wheelchair and velo hauler. Wish I had a Mercedes 300 TD Wagon or better Volvo wagon. Being that I have to have practical...
Forum: Foo
07-09-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 80,115
Posted By Kent T

A classy way to get some nice jazzy vocals into...

A classy way to get some nice jazzy vocals into this discussion and add class. I'll raise you Ella Fitzgerald singing the George & Ira Gershwin Song Book on Verve LP discs and add "Nice Work If You...
Forum: Foo
07-09-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,085
Posted By Kent T

One pedal doing the work of two, is my normal....

One pedal doing the work of two, is my normal. The right pedal does the work, the left follows it. Adaptive multiple physically challenged cyclist inside. Respect this. P.S. Clif Bars are my energy...
07-09-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By Kent T

I love Greg. He also volunteers with an adaptive...

I love Greg. He also volunteers with an adaptive sports organization I participate in. He's fun, interesting, and has interesting experiences to share. And a gentleman who is generous with his time...
07-09-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,149
Posted By Kent T

It's not blasphemy at all. And a saddle is...

It's not blasphemy at all. And a saddle is something that needs to fit you and be comfortable. Replace it if the original does not suit you. My survivor 1982 Bridgestone Spica will be getting a new...
07-09-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,333
Posted By Kent T

I was born in 1964 as a preemie. That Roma...

I was born in 1964 as a preemie. That Roma Olympiade is a nice bike built when I was a baby. A nice representative for 1964. Enjoy your one owner, original well cared for survivor with pride. I love...
07-09-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,222
Posted By Kent T

I feel for you. And care for you as a fellow BF...

I feel for you. And care for you as a fellow BF member and rider. Getting a bike stolen is never good, one feels violated. I have had 2 stolen over the years. I carry my bike inside my station wagon....
07-09-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,542
Posted By Kent T

Wish cramps were all I worried about. I put up...

Wish cramps were all I worried about. I put up with spasms, and muscles which do not have an off switch. It's called mixed Cerebral Palsy and part athetoid, part spastic. And I put up with spina...
07-07-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By Kent T

Got to meet the Paracyclists and ride with them...

Got to meet the Paracyclists and ride with them on training runs in Oak Ridge, TN. Many who were Facebook friends I have met the first time in person, Really enjoyed that, and still grinning meeting...
07-05-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,660
Posted By Kent T

And their newly hired junior partner, "And for...

And their newly hired junior partner, "And for how much"

Bicycles and helmets aren't the only thing I distrust CR on. HiFi past 1978 is another, camera gear another just to name some.
07-03-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Kent T

This is definitely not a Panasonic built Le Tour,...

This is definitely not a Panasonic built Le Tour, in 1985, they were built at Schwinn's Greenville, MS factory.
Replies: 16
Views: 1,841
Posted By Kent T

In this use case and application, and due to the...

In this use case and application, and due to the added weight of that hub gear assembly and the coaster brake, and the bike's form factor this is better served by an e-bike. A good thought here.
Replies: 16
Views: 1,841
Posted By Kent T

More practical option if you want lightweight....

More practical option if you want lightweight. The Alfine and coaster brakes, are no lighter weight than the Dutch bike you have now. Disc brakes of the hydraulic type might be easier for our...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,841
Posted By Kent T

Coaster Brake and Alfine hub gears= as a rule not...

Coaster Brake and Alfine hub gears= as a rule not lightweight. 40-50 pounds may be realistic weight at very lightest. Meaning in Schwinn Collegiate territory in the days of old. Single speed cruiser...
06-28-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,899
Posted By Kent T

Police Radar units can be and often are 30% off...

Police Radar units can be and often are 30% off from accurate. Do this in broadcasting with AM and FM commercial transmitters, the risk of considerable Federal Communications Commission fines is very...
06-27-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,944
Posted By Kent T

My favorite things: Getting grimy, dirty,...

My favorite things:

Getting grimy, dirty, unloved, good bikes looking nice.
Adjusting and fine tuning derailleurs (especially nice C&V ones)
Overhauling bottom brackets, hubs, headsets and their...
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By Kent T

Mixtes are not just for the ladies, those who...

Mixtes are not just for the ladies, those who need easy mounting on a bike, and older people, those with physical challenges, and even the urbane like Mixte frames, and they make ideal City bikes....
06-23-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By Kent T

Problem 1: Needs AutoTune, lots of it. Problem 2:...

Problem 1: Needs AutoTune, lots of it. Problem 2: The recording quality is poor enough to these trained ears, at least a fifth of Tequila is necessary for it to be listenable, Problem 3: Like most...
06-23-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,171
Posted By Kent T

Why not some same size Panaracer Paselas? The...

Why not some same size Panaracer Paselas? The original Schwinn tires, may well have been Panaracers on this bike.
06-23-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,463
Posted By Kent T

This is a Dynamite picture. Awesome C&V Dynamite...

This is a Dynamite picture. Awesome C&V Dynamite bike to pair with it. Both beautiful!!!
06-22-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,387
Posted By Kent T

I know my bikes error codes by sound, by feel, by...

I know my bikes error codes by sound, by feel, by tactile feedback, and by how it responds. In NPR lingo, Click and Clack codes.

"If It Fits, It Shifts, and I can mount it, I like to ride it" ...
06-21-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,898
Posted By Kent T

"Let's Call The Whole Thing Off", said George and...

"Let's Call The Whole Thing Off", said George and Ira Gershwin. This thread sounds like this song, with Velo References thrown in.
06-20-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7,063
Views: 598,603
Posted By Kent T

Originality and style do that to people,...

Originality and style do that to people, especially the female persuasion. I can see this!
06-20-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7,063
Views: 598,603
Posted By Kent T

As a cyclist with Cerebral Palsy and Spina...

As a cyclist with Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida, I have long called Campy, Crampy. Crampagnolo in long form. Love the over the top paint schemes on Ironman bikes. They dared to be different, which...
06-20-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,387
Posted By Kent T

Real bikes don't have batteries save for lights,...

Real bikes don't have batteries save for lights, they don't have firmware or error codes. I am a C&V person, I do just fine with C&V hardware. Steel is real!!! In Velo Veritas!!!
06-19-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By Kent T

Agreed highly. Panasonic and Miyata were hard to...

Agreed highly. Panasonic and Miyata were hard to beat as far as Japanese bikes went. I also tend to like Bridgestones in the fit and finish department a lot.
06-19-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,861
Posted By Kent T

If it fits you, clean it up, service it and...

If it fits you, clean it up, service it and replace the consumables. Fujis of that era, were very nice bikes, and rode great.
06-15-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,355
Posted By Kent T

When you feel like "Just Riding" the Trek, you...

When you feel like "Just Riding" the Trek, you know you have the Trek dialed in just right. Nothing makes you feel better, and brings you a balanced perspective about the world around you than a fine...
06-15-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,355
Posted By Kent T

That Shimano 600 Tri-Color gruppo and the Trek...

That Shimano 600 Tri-Color gruppo and the Trek water bottle are nice accents which add value and classy details to a superb vintage Trek. And in very fine and classy taste. One very nice Velo...
06-15-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,355
Posted By Kent T

That is one beautiful C&V Trek. Nice job on...

That is one beautiful C&V Trek. Nice job on getting it back in action, and ridden and enjoyed again. I have enjoyed seeing it. Asheville from what I understand, is a great town to be a cyclist in....
Replies: 17
Views: 1,382
Posted By Kent T

Common sense, well reasoned advice. That post has...

Common sense, well reasoned advice. That post has wise advice. With older French bikes, threaded items will be French thread. Which makes freewheel replacement a challenge, and the axles equally so....
06-14-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,173
Posted By Kent T

Which is very true. Cracks spread and propagate....

Which is very true. Cracks spread and propagate. Failure is on it's way. And especially if you have to pedal hard and fast to escape some dog, or keep up with the peloton. I'd just hunt down a...
06-13-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 373,688
Posted By Kent T

Tom, thank you for these excellent posts on Ben...

Tom, thank you for these excellent posts on Ben Lawee and Univega history. And Motobecane USA history. I have always regarded Ben Lawee as a man with an eye for detail, and a good pulse on the finger...
06-10-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,055
Posted By Kent T

Zeus 2000 is beautiful. Let's hear it for the...

Zeus 2000 is beautiful. Let's hear it for the Drillium. In deference to Shimano, the 600 Tri-Color and Arabesque is very nice as far as Gruppos go, and the first really awesome Shimano equipment.
06-04-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,055
Posted By Kent T

What is so bad, is Campagnolo Rally, got...

What is so bad, is Campagnolo Rally, got embarrassed performance wise by lowly SunTour VxGT derailleurs, for a small fraction of the cost in wide range, and touring applications, even the lesser...
06-03-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,621
Posted By Kent T

Fair way to insure eBikes, insure as MoPeds at 50...

Fair way to insure eBikes, insure as MoPeds at 50 cc, as motorcycles at 100 cc and beyond. At 40 cc and below, insure as a bicycle. Require license and insurance as HP and top speeds dictate at MoPed...
06-03-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,339
Posted By Kent T

Older equipment, pre indexing. In this case...

Older equipment, pre indexing. In this case SunTour VxGT.
06-01-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,339
Posted By Kent T

I have a musical ear/recording engineer...

I have a musical ear/recording engineer ear/trained ear. I have physical challenges, my cadence is very unusual, and I own one bike with indexing, one without. I listen to my body, my bikes. My legs...
06-01-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 34,466
Posted By Kent T

I do it Moe Bandy's way, "I Get ***** Tonk...

I do it Moe Bandy's way, "I Get ***** Tonk Amnesia, and sometimes it lasts all night long". It's a Southern thing. The song is on the old GRC Records label. One fine 45 RPM drinking song.
06-01-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 34,466
Posted By Kent T

Velo de France, Vino de France. Essential...

Velo de France, Vino de France. Essential together. Enjoy them to their finest. Nothing like Beaujolais when fresh and in season. And the Peugeot is a perfect foil de Velo. Pure art the two together,...
06-01-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2,002
Views: 135,919
Posted By Kent T

Wrenching on bikes, and cold hop based beverages,...

Wrenching on bikes, and cold hop based beverages, whether enjoyed at home or in Taverns, go hand in hand. Enjoy them in your day, wrenching on bikes is relaxing to me, is satisfying, and my bikes and...
06-01-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,257
Posted By Kent T

In my world, the lesser bikes from this haul, are...

In my world, the lesser bikes from this haul, are considered nice scores. You came home with nice vintage bikes. And that Litespeed is for me, a bike local to me (being that it's built in...
06-01-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,097
Posted By Kent T

His videos got me comfortable about wrenching on...

His videos got me comfortable about wrenching on bikes, after 29 years of not riding. And helped get my skills back to where they were. I hate this happening to RJ, he's a good guy, his videos are...
06-01-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 983
Posted By Kent T

Don't be too quick to condemn this one. They're...

Don't be too quick to condemn this one. They're very nice bikes, and outside of the derailleurs (I'd upgrade to Suntour VxGT) , this one is nicely equipped. And mixtes are becoming a bit chic. This...
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