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Posted By Wildwood

Fork by Rodriguez? Haven’t seen this tandem on...

Fork by Rodriguez? Haven’t seen this tandem on Seattle Craig’s.

Pricing is tough.
Herse makes it valuable. Everything else works against that.

e-bay material.
that’s what it’s worth.
07-15-20, 06:42 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

The mileage is down, but the smileage is OK. ...

The mileage is down, but the smileage is OK.
Been nice riding weather around Puget Sound....
07-15-20, 06:29 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

At one time it was an Agricultural Corridor, but...

At one time it was an Agricultural Corridor, but I think Recreational is correct....
07-15-20, 05:58 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

In the past I have used soft leather pieces to...

In the past I have used soft leather pieces to make the old fashion ‘burrito wrap’ bag. The trick is in 3 good fasteners, have used everything from zip-ties to leather boot laces to nice toe straps....
07-15-20, 02:53 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Not off the bikes, but mileage is waaay down. ...

Not off the bikes, but mileage is waaay down.
Still riding nice steel - and 20 year young carbon.

...
Replies: 19
Views: 701
Posted By Wildwood

How about this one from Belgium? I do not have...

How about this one from Belgium? I do not have an image of the serial number.
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Posted By Wildwood

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07-15-20, 12:14 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

I rode a bike today that is 1/2 my age. Can...

I rode a bike today that is 1/2 my age. Can definitely outperform me on a hot (80*) day or any day. Final cockpit check with new bars (38ctc) & stem (12.0) before bar wrap. BUT, have decided the old...
07-14-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 373
Posted By Wildwood

Maybe I missed a comment but, my uneducated...

Maybe I missed a comment but, my uneducated guess about serial # = produced in 1971? [XXXX71]

Without the der hanger, and given its' green colour and chrome sox = kinda reminds me of a Raleigh...
Forum: Introductions
07-14-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By Wildwood

Have a mate who was employed both in, then north...

Have a mate who was employed both in, then north of Perth, LNG plant.
He is Texan, likes it warm.

As nice..... and expensive? as he says. I didn't make the trip to visit in his 6 years.
Forum: Introductions
07-14-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By Wildwood

Almost ready to advance to the 65 - 85+ Thread on...

Almost ready to advance to the 65 - 85+ Thread on the 50+ subForum.
Welcome, kiddo. ;)

I'm old, I'm old, but still ever so Bold.
Lycra and neon seem just off my mark
So for now,....I wear my...
Forum: Introductions
07-14-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 84
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome. :thumb: Back. Kids. You need...

Welcome. :thumb: Back.

Kids.
You need bikes, lotsa bikes.
C&V is the affordable place to start.

Even a Seussmobile
to take the kids (or pick-up) from kindergarten/elementary...
07-14-20, 12:23 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

One of my better witticisms for you of ancient...

One of my better witticisms for you of ancient years.....

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07-13-20, 08:05 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Compact double up front. :thumb: Plus I don't...

Compact double up front. :thumb: Plus I don't ride your miles jppe
A separate triple chainring bike for the serious hills and Cascade Mt roads

Thanks for the compliments on the Tallerico, over...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 240
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Posted By Wildwood

I have only read the 1st page, sorry if comment...

I have only read the 1st page, sorry if comment is a repeat.

i understand the drafting thing... good and possible bad.
And by bad, i mean from breach of someone's sensibilities - to a 'crash and...
07-13-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 815
Posted By Wildwood

69 yo, a committed roadie just over 35 years. ...

69 yo, a committed roadie just over 35 years. Vintage collection and ‘modern’ Campy10 Ergo bikes.

The frames are still the same size. Just now narrowing the handlebars back to 38cm. A couple...
07-13-20, 02:40 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Take a return to cycling from debilitating...

Take a return to cycling from debilitating medical problems slowly. It’s a sport best enjoyed for a lifetime. Ease in.

I would say say you need to find a physical therapist who cycles. Not my...
07-13-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 850
Posted By Wildwood

Nope. Mine are all European or American frames,...

Nope.
Mine are all European or American frames, nearly all Campy.

There are Asian sourced parts on a couple of bikes.
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Posted By Wildwood

'84 Centurion ProTour 15 came with triple and...

'84 Centurion ProTour 15 came with triple and LePree and the Suntour Symmetric shifters. Worked well in tough Santa Cruz Mts.

Sorry, no Nishiki input. But make sure the size fits!
07-12-20, 10:23 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

How do you ride your bike? Fast & racy or More...

How do you ride your bike? Fast & racy or More sedate & generally careful.

Where do you ride? Mountains or any hilly areas where speed and turns may be very fast.

As a minimum - one coat (not...
07-12-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 409
Posted By Wildwood

French fit on an Italian bike. :p Depends upon...

French fit on an Italian bike. :p Depends upon how much you like the ride.

Personally, my range of acceptable frame sizes runs 3cm (maybe 4cm on some bikes). 58 - 61/62cm, at 64cm I have no...
07-12-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 691
Posted By Wildwood

You need more bicycles to ride the same route...

You need more bicycles to ride the same route enthusiastically.
REALLY!!!

...
07-12-20, 07:13 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

it is one of a couple I have. Doable in the too...

it is one of a couple I have. Doable in the too kewl PNW,
when you have as many bikes as I do, both clincher/tubular, 23mm to 33mm, vintage/modern, etc/etc - it becomes impossible (for me) to have a...
07-12-20, 05:41 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

A few more miles than yesterday. A bit more sun...

A few more miles than yesterday.
A bit more sun than yesterday, about 70*f....
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Views: 701
Posted By Wildwood

Mine is an '85 Corsa Extra SLX. Original owner...

Mine is an '85 Corsa Extra SLX.
Original owner repainted it after many years. CyclArt did the paint, so well done.
Built with all Campi, except the crankset which is from VeloOrange w/ 48/34 rings....
07-12-20, 10:59 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

Nice day for a ride. Upper 60’s in the...

Nice day for a ride. Upper 60’s in the mid-afternoon and cloudy.
...
07-12-20, 10:49 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

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This kid still gets a big smile when on his bike.
07-11-20, 10:02 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

I have an '84 SL framed Pinarello Record and mine...

I have an '84 SL framed Pinarello Record and mine has fast steering. Handles beautifully and tracks straight, but don't lose concentration on a rough or cracked road. Wonder if the geometry is the...
07-10-20, 06:22 PM
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Views: 593
Posted By Wildwood

i've always been in the 'get it on the road...

i've always been in the 'get it on the road first' then worry about mods as riding time allows.

sometimes the technique quells N+1, for a period of time. for good or bad.
07-10-20, 05:13 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

+1 on more black bikes in the group. :thumb: ...

+1 on more black bikes in the group. :thumb:

Proteus is a beauty. How well does such a large frame ride with moustache bars?

i can't wait til Dec. but just a single pic - no waiting for St....
07-10-20, 01:46 PM
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Views: 1,015
Posted By Wildwood

‘78 Batavus Competition = 60X56 w/ 18cm head...

‘78 Batavus Competition = 60X56 w/ 18cm head tube. I made it work with a 13cm stem and Ergo 9sp (rounded tops 2nd gen hoods) which allow a long ramp to the hoods. The rounded tops are a palm position...
07-10-20, 01:37 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

If you could use a late 1960s, Italian bike,...

If you could use a late 1960s, Italian bike, 60X55cm with a headtube around 18-19cm located in Seattle let me know. Mid range frame. with a friend.
07-10-20, 12:50 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

Nice. Certainly not after '72 based on script...

Nice.
Certainly not after '72 based on script Raleigh on downtube.
07-10-20, 12:09 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

I also confess that within the last year or so ...

I also confess
that within the last year or so
the acqusition of nice (but bare) framesets
has exceeded the parts bins appropriate inventory.

And it's time to possibly strip a couple.
First...
07-09-20, 09:10 PM
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Views: 5,580
Posted By Wildwood

Guilt - Sometimes, I'm committed to riding...

Guilt -
Sometimes, I'm committed to riding every free hour and I feel guilty about not cleaning and wrenching the issues. :)

Sometimes I'm committed to wrenching and N+1 acquisitions - and the...
07-09-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,580
Posted By Wildwood

You're Welcome ...

You're Welcome
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'they tortured me endlessly, but....
i escaped.........
07-09-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,530
Posted By Wildwood

The one I had was very tall. 1972 if memory...

The one I had was very tall. 1972 if memory serves - script ‘Raleigh’ on down tube. And yes - on short top tubes for given seat tube length in larger sizes. I rode a 14cm stem on a 63cm frame!...
07-09-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By Wildwood

Someone please correct me if I’m wrong! ...

Someone please correct me if I’m wrong!

There are no (production) tubular tires larger than 700c (622). We are talking modern era - post-WWII.

edit: or tubular rims
07-09-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By Wildwood

Glad to hear a Frejus success story. It looks...

Glad to hear a Frejus success story. It looks beautiful.
I’ll have to read your earlier thread, musta missed it.

I have a much lower model -1960’s - that was (in a sense) gifted to me.
tall...
07-08-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,445
Posted By Wildwood

Actually, i chose these 2 bikes/builders based on...

Actually, i chose these 2 bikes/builders based on their close proximity to me. And i liked their knowledge, fitting technique, willingness to work with me. Nice guys both.
...
07-08-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,320
Posted By Wildwood

As an occasional tandem rider, and vintage fan =...

As an occasional tandem rider, and vintage fan = this project warms my heart. :love:

Eye too, have a heavy rear wheel w/ drum brake assisted 40 spoke tandem wheel.
Have not weighed it but my hub...
07-07-20, 10:33 PM
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Views: 606,074
Posted By Wildwood

Local vintage collector in PugetSound parted with...

Local vintage collector in PugetSound parted with this frameset, I'll add the bits.
Hugo Rickert touring frame from 1959. Originally sold from Ted Ernst's shop in S.Cal.
Hugo was a one man shop in...
07-07-20, 10:26 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Elegantly practical.

Elegantly practical.
07-07-20, 09:02 PM
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Views: 768
Posted By Wildwood

The after-ride pub app. Hopefully, this app...

The after-ride pub app.
Hopefully, this app will be back up and running soon.

Stay Safe.


Part of the environmentally responsible 'clear airwaves' movement.
07-07-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,597
Posted By Wildwood

Large tandem club. As a single. Where you can...

Large tandem club.
As a single.
Where you can sweat together in unison - and close proximity.

edit: used tandems can be purchased affordably.
07-07-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 497
Posted By Wildwood

Actually, store manager says 'another most...

Actually, store manager says 'another most confusing thing' is braking systems.
He wants a large poster to place in the store
that shows all the braking systems (within reason)
and compatible...
07-07-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,716
Posted By Wildwood

Density matters :thumb: - the very heavy,...

Density matters :thumb: - the very heavy, very skinny guys usually win @ downhill.
07-07-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 497
Posted By Wildwood

A local LBS, a bigger type dealer, mostly...

A local LBS, a bigger type dealer, mostly Specialized - has a large and very detailed poster that presents all the rim and tire sizes and what fits with what.

The manager said he did it to reduce...
07-07-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Wildwood

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The Old Man says "Too Bad”

Shame.

edit: Oops, read first Wildhead,...
07-07-20, 08:46 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

Writing in Chinese? sdrager, doowdliw

Writing in Chinese?

sdrager, doowdliw
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