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09-23-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By ascherer

1973 or 1974, my Zeus Pro and trusty 6"...

1973 or 1974, my Zeus Pro and trusty 6" adjustable wrench. I was 16 or 17.

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09-23-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 610
Posted By ascherer

I prefer Ride With GPS. SImple yet very complete...

I prefer Ride With GPS. SImple yet very complete features. After a few years I got the paid version.
09-23-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 138,582
Posted By ascherer

WHat size have you got on it? Some would say my...

WHat size have you got on it? Some would say my tires are not suited for gravel but so far so good. I've ridden far crazier tires on dirt and gravel when I was young and stupid. And sometimes when...
09-23-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 138,582
Posted By ascherer

Jolly good! It looks great, Tom. Is it fully...

Jolly good! It looks great, Tom. Is it fully together now? Are you loving it up?
09-22-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 308
Posted By ascherer

Looks great! I've had good results using these...

Looks great! I've had good results using these with Weinmann brakes, and I think they look sharp. No noise, good stopping power, curved washers for toe-in....
09-21-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,321
Posted By ascherer

I like to think she'd ride a Citibike. Practical,...

I like to think she'd ride a Citibike. Practical, available, equitable.
09-21-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 862
Views: 86,707
Posted By ascherer

On the glowing shores of Newtown Creek...

On the glowing shores of Newtown Creek (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newtown_Creek):
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09-20-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16,093
Views: 1,670,713
Posted By ascherer

30+ on my Mercian through Manhattan, Brooklyn and...

30+ on my Mercian through Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Perfect weather, from the ridiculous to the sublime.

...
09-19-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 82,574
Posted By ascherer

Harmony is the most important component!

Harmony is the most important component!
09-18-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 198
Posted By ascherer

I've wanted to join this ride but haven't been to...

I've wanted to join this ride but haven't been to the Cape this year, sadly. Maybe the first time in the last 5 years. VT for 2020 Columbus/Indigenous weekend.
09-18-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 58,189
Views: 8,500,872
Posted By ascherer

It sure does call me. If I had room it would be a...

It sure does call me. If I had room it would be a no-brainer. My overstuffed NYC apartment has 4 bikes in it right now. One of them spends too much time in my storage unit with the PX and another...
09-18-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 58,189
Views: 8,500,872
Posted By ascherer

That is sweet!

That is sweet!
09-18-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 58,189
Views: 8,500,872
Posted By ascherer

I've experienced the magic. When Don gave it to...

I've experienced the magic. When Don gave it to me it was crusty as hell. He commuted on it for at least two decades, logged 87,000 miles on it. Many components had been replaced multiple times so...
Replies: 0
Views: 165
Posted By ascherer

Acorn restocking 9/21

No affiliation, just a happy customer
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Hi everyone,
All our BROWN WAXED bags will be restocked—in limited quantities—this Monday, September 21, at roughly 9am Pacific...
09-18-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 101
Posted By ascherer

Acorn restocking 9/21

No affiliation, just a happy customer
------------------------------Hi everyone,All our BROWN WAXED bags will be restocked—in limited quantities—this Monday, September 21, at roughly 9am Pacific...
09-18-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 58,189
Views: 8,500,872
Posted By ascherer

DItto my comments about the Raleigh above. I have...

DItto my comments about the Raleigh above. I have a 71 PX-10E that is way too small for me, it belonged my cycling mentor - it was his bike back then that I admired so much and he gave it to me some...
09-18-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 58,189
Views: 8,500,872
Posted By ascherer

Ow Ow Ow! I don't need another Raleigh, I don't...

Ow Ow Ow! I don't need another Raleigh, I don't need another Raleigh....
09-17-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 82,574
Posted By ascherer

I didn’t wait. I was so impressed with mine I...

I didn’t wait. I was so impressed with mine I figured she deserved a set. However, mine are extra light casings and hers are standard. In the world of 27s I recently outfitted my sons bike with a set...
09-17-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,142
Posted By ascherer

I'll see your 62s and raise you a Mercian. ...

I'll see your 62s and raise you a Mercian.

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09-17-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 327
Posted By ascherer

That's interesting, why no to dynamo? Along the...

That's interesting, why no to dynamo?
Along the lines of spousal gear, the parts for the flat-ish bar setup should arrive tomorrow: VO Milano bars, Microshift 3x10 triggers, Avid brake levers and...
09-17-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 327
Posted By ascherer

This is for the SC? Looks good! If you want to...

This is for the SC? Looks good! If you want to diminish the look of the hose clamp a bit, spray 'em black. Have you been using those lights much? I had them on our bikes in VT last week. They're...
09-16-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,454
Posted By ascherer

Universal Cycles shipped me a package that...

Universal Cycles shipped me a package that disppeared inside the USPS, last seen in Portland OR on July 25 yet tracking is optimistic: "Your package will arrive later than expected, but is still on...
09-15-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16,093
Views: 1,670,713
Posted By ascherer

Hmm, not sure I've ridden Rupert Mountain. If I...

Hmm, not sure I've ridden Rupert Mountain. If I did it was over 35 years ago :50: I enjoy Battenkill Road/River Road. It's close to where we stay and it's a really pleasant ride, especially River...
09-15-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,040
Posted By ascherer

Hoping nature's pendulum swings soon and steady...

Hoping nature's pendulum swings soon and steady for y'all.
As an old friend posted yesterday, "I moved from NYC to California for the clean air. Who do I complain to?"
09-15-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16,093
Views: 1,670,713
Posted By ascherer

Sure did! We ride that route often as it's about...

Sure did! We ride that route often as it's about as flat as it gets in Vermont and my wife prefers it that way. The southern half of Dorset West Road has been repaved, smooth sailing! Can you...
09-14-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16,093
Views: 1,670,713
Posted By ascherer

We were back in Vermont and my wife and I did a...

We were back in Vermont and my wife and I did a slow roll of 15 miles from Manchester to Dorset and back. Last week my back went out so I was glad to get on the bike at all. Still a little creaky. No...
09-09-20, 04:48 PM
09-08-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 30,650
Posted By ascherer

The chromed Professional Mark I gets 'em every...

The chromed Professional Mark I gets 'em every time. So shiny...

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09-08-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 30,650
Posted By ascherer

Very cool to see these two together.

Very cool to see these two together.
09-08-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,915
Posted By ascherer

One day I was chatting with my mother towards the...

One day I was chatting with my mother towards the end of her life, and I said, "well, we get smarter with age." She replied, "No we don't. We just lose some of our dumb."
I'm not sure that I'm more...
09-08-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16,093
Views: 1,670,713
Posted By ascherer

A couple of days' riding in Vermont, mix of dirt...

A couple of days' riding in Vermont, mix of dirt and quiet paved back roads:
...
09-03-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,628
Posted By ascherer

Y'all are awesome.

Y'all are awesome.
09-02-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 898
Posted By ascherer

Well, if you played Europe '72, I recorded it off...

Well, if you played Europe '72, I recorded it off the air :-)
My coding buddy was Jim Nagy whose nom d'air was Freddy Garbo. I got my Class II license in 76-77 and had a Sunday show. My best friend...
09-02-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By ascherer

Good outcome!

Good outcome!
09-02-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 898
Posted By ascherer

Really, in Latham? I wonder where? I went to the...

Really, in Latham? I wonder where? I went to the Milne School which was part of SUNY, that's why we had access. Some of the other regional high schools had accounts too. RPI had an IBM 360, I used to...
09-01-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 898
Posted By ascherer

First system I used was a Univac 1108 at SUNY...

First system I used was a Univac 1108 at SUNY Albany starting around 1972-3. Learned Basic, Fortran and a smattering of Cobol. Played around with a PDP-8 in college, briefly. Can't remember a thing...
09-01-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By ascherer

I wonder if Larry's Freewheeling would take that...

I wonder if Larry's Freewheeling would take that kind of work on. The mechanics are good guys.
09-01-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,109
Posted By ascherer

Yup, that's tight.

Yup, that's tight.
08-31-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By ascherer

How about Springfield? :D

How about Springfield? :D
08-31-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,109
Posted By ascherer

Actually I bought two of the 5mm to for the...

Actually I bought two of the 5mm to for the headsets on my Mark I and International. They fit like a glove but I haven't ridden either bike since I put 'em on....
08-31-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By ascherer

Rudi, a couple of pieces for my small vise jaws...

Rudi, a couple of pieces for my small vise jaws is a great idea. If you could tuck away a few for the next time I see you that's appreciated!

Andy
08-30-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16,093
Views: 1,670,713
Posted By ascherer

My wife and I did 30 miles of rail trail from the...

My wife and I did 30 miles of rail trail from the Tarrytown Lakes up past the Croton Reservoir.. She took a spill unclipping about 7-8 miles from the end but rocketed back to make it to our car...
08-30-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,109
Posted By ascherer

Our friends at Rene Herse sell a washer that fits...

Our friends at Rene Herse sell a washer that fits the flat on the steerer tube for only 16 bucks a pop. :innocent:
08-30-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,109
Posted By ascherer

Lucky dog...

Lucky dog...
08-29-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,109
Posted By ascherer

Great score, JacobLee. You may have seen that I...

Great score, JacobLee. You may have seen that I picked up and lightly updated a 72 SC for my son, glamour shots here (https://www.bikeforums.net/21662747-post1805.html). I had a lot of fun with it,...
08-28-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,414
Posted By ascherer

Your Voyageur is so clean I'm embarrassed....

Your Voyageur is so clean I'm embarrassed. Stunning.
08-26-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,843
Views: 330,741
Posted By ascherer

Oh, I never put the final, as-delivered glamour...

Oh, I never put the final, as-delivered glamour shots here. My son is smitten with it.
...
08-26-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 49,091
Posted By ascherer

It's been a Pimm's Cup kinda late summer. I'm...

It's been a Pimm's Cup kinda late summer. I'm partial to Fevertree Ginger Beer and muddled berries, usually Blue- and Rasp-. Also been swigging espresso tonics. In a swing through Vermont last month...
08-26-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 890
Posted By ascherer

Holy merde!

Holy merde!
08-25-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 917
Posted By ascherer

Ya get what ya pay for

Ya get what ya pay for
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