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10-19-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,958
Posted By Cougrrcj

Back in the '60s, on my JC Higgins 3-speed, it...

Back in the '60s, on my JC Higgins 3-speed, it was either the bottle generator against the tire, or a weak battery light...
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10-16-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,984
Posted By Cougrrcj

What can I say.... I LOVE the bikes from the...

What can I say.... I LOVE the bikes from the '70s!!!

Candy-painted frame with chrome 'socks' front and rear. That means a fully chromed frame, but socks polished. The rest of the frame can be...
10-03-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,285
Posted By Cougrrcj

A cheerleader? I gave one a ride home from...

A cheerleader?

I gave one a ride home from High School once - she sat on the seat as I stood and pedaled the 3/4-mile from school to her house... and yes, she must have been 'odd' because:

1....
09-29-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,095
Posted By Cougrrcj

Back 43+ years ago when I was 18 and living in...

Back 43+ years ago when I was 18 and living in the college dorm, my rooomates and I would sometimes over-indulge (alcohol), but first light the next morning I'd pull my bike frame from under the bed,...
09-23-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 753
Posted By Cougrrcj

That Azuki looks to be of the same vintage as my...

That Azuki looks to be of the same vintage as my mid-'70s Fuji. I've ridden mine quite a bit more than your old man... and as such, I've also converted it over the past 40+ years into a tourer...
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09-23-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 969
Posted By Cougrrcj

https://www.bicycleclothing.com/info/rain-gear.htm...

https://www.bicycleclothing.com/info/rain-gear.html

Nuff said.


I don't intentionally ride in the rain anymore... However, I do have a jacket/pants/helmet cover if I happen to be on an...
09-23-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,095
Posted By Cougrrcj

Dude, the Quad muscles in your thigh are the...

Dude, the Quad muscles in your thigh are the LARGEST muscle group in your body. Use them, and you'll use the most energy. Simple bio-mechanics!

Cycling is also one of the two BEST zero-impact...
09-23-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,042
Posted By Cougrrcj

Yes, it has been a GLORIOUS late-summer here in...

Yes, it has been a GLORIOUS late-summer here in Northern Ohio. Cool days, lots of Shine!

Yeah, but I find myself NOT wanting to ride in the dark/dusk/twilight now especially - more because of...
09-20-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,500
Posted By Cougrrcj

https://makeagif.com/gif/laugh-in-tricycle-rkSNl3

https://makeagif.com/gif/laugh-in-tricycle-rkSNl3
09-20-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By Cougrrcj

I commute with short-inseam hiking shorts...

I commute with short-inseam hiking shorts (pockets for wallet, knife, phone, keys), my regular brief-style underwear, a lime or orange high-vis wicking t-shirt, ankle socks, and my work shoes. ...
09-12-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 607
Posted By Cougrrcj

How about using a strap wrench? ...

How about using a strap wrench?
...
09-03-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By Cougrrcj

I did all of my AZ riding out in the East Valley....

I did all of my AZ riding out in the East Valley. My parents retired to wintering Apache Junction - and then what is now Gold Canyon. I Bought the Miyata 710 in Tempe five years ago from a...
09-03-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 618
Posted By Cougrrcj

While I went with yellow on my metallic gray '86...

While I went with yellow on my metallic gray '86 (steel blue according to miyata) 710, at least I had a yellow headtube and lettering, so I went with yellow housing/bartape and a saddle with a yellow...
09-03-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,243
Posted By Cougrrcj

Which is why I still ride bikes equipped with...

Which is why I still ride bikes equipped with BarCons - I don't have to reach/move to shift. Stealth, Baby! ;) /Sarcasm

Would I ever desire to ride one of these current TdF bikes? NOPE! Not...
09-02-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 58,626
Views: 8,592,953
Posted By Cougrrcj

How 'bout a 52cm Ironman? In Akron OH 10...

How 'bout a 52cm Ironman? In Akron OH

10 Speed Old School Bike 23.8#
$150 Centurion Expert Ironman, 10 Speed. Chrome moly Butted frame. Shimano components. New tubes. Made in Japan. 52 CM Frame....
08-31-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,505
Posted By Cougrrcj

And here I was thinking that my now-sub-23-pound...

And here I was thinking that my now-sub-23-pound Miyata was light... and it was for a bike on clinchers 35 years ago! And being a borderline Clyde myself (196-203 pounds depending on my beer intake...
08-31-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,243
Posted By Cougrrcj

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/96x105/barf_e9d7ff7160b515a44cd3d2952e81c848f69eb71c.jpg +1
08-31-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,505
Posted By Cougrrcj

How much pasta or how many burgers did you have...

How much pasta or how many burgers did you have last night? You've got to remember that YOUR weight also factors in! If you're 200 pounds and riding a 30-pound bike, and looking to shave five pounds...
08-27-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've been using SunTour barcons since late '76. I...

I've been using SunTour barcons since late '76. I had been riding a bike with stem shifters previously, and I felt awkward reaching down to the downtube to shift when I bought my S-10S new in Oct...
08-27-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 930
Posted By Cougrrcj

Reeces Gu

Reeces Gu
08-14-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,226
Posted By Cougrrcj

That's PURDY!!! :thumb:

That's PURDY!!! :thumb:
08-13-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,700
Posted By Cougrrcj

My last bike was the grandfather of the...

My last bike was the grandfather of the Interceptors - how bout a '84 Honda V-65 Sabre? I guess they actually marketed the Sabre as a 'sport-tourer' Mine also had the full Hondaline fairing,...
08-13-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,700
Posted By Cougrrcj

My first bike - from '79-82. Still my favorite. ...

My first bike - from '79-82. Still my favorite.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/764x600/1976_yamaha_rd400_db8229fb480d30785919bea05d218f62c90c42ad.jpg
1976 Yamaha RD400C
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08-08-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,718
Posted By Cougrrcj

When is it too hot? When the asphalt or...

When is it too hot?

When the asphalt or chip/seal pavement softens to the point that you can see your tire imprint. BTDT, don't like it!
08-07-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,851
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've had a Zefal HP frame pump on my Fuji since...

I've had a Zefal HP frame pump on my Fuji since 1976. Well, technically I'm on my third one since the first two got bent bashing bad doggie noggins... But this current one is from 1979! Still works...
07-23-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,290
Posted By Cougrrcj

Even on my commute (12.5 mi each way ) I carry a...

Even on my commute (12.5 mi each way ) I carry a pump that will allow full riding pressure, a spare tube AND a patch kit (along with tire levers). I distrust the CO2 chargers, so i carry a pump. ...
07-20-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,366
Posted By Cougrrcj

Ali Express is like Amazon - things being sold on...

Ali Express is like Amazon - things being sold on the site are not necessarily being sold by Ali Express themselves. As such moste of the vendors are legit, others -- not-so-much.

Why like...
07-18-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,748
Posted By Cougrrcj

That 1000 looks to be a 60cm, which (thankfully)...

That 1000 looks to be a 60cm, which (thankfully) is too large for me or I'd be tempted - and if I already didn't have a dedicated touring bike in my size already (the Uni Gran Tourismo). Or my old...
07-15-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,748
Posted By Cougrrcj

Yep, total junk. I'll pick it up tomorrow so you...

Yep, total junk. I'll pick it up tomorrow so you don't waste your time on this one...


;)
07-13-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,577
Posted By Cougrrcj

Ummm... See post # 20 above ;)

Ummm... See post # 20 above ;)
07-11-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 58,626
Views: 8,592,953
Posted By Cougrrcj

Club Fuji, 12 speed road bike, 60 cm, made in...

Club Fuji, 12 speed road bike, 60 cm, made in Japan - $270 (Cleveland)
https://images.craigslist.org/00W0W_5odBXze4RSK_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg
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07-11-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,670
Posted By Cougrrcj

I personally don't have a bike with index...

I personally don't have a bike with index shifting, just this one that I picked up to give to my niece. Index shifting is foreign to me. I've just heard the horror stories of the different...
07-10-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,670
Posted By Cougrrcj

(Blushing) I'll have to update the photo of the...

(Blushing) I'll have to update the photo of the '84 Gran Tourismo one of these days - The '85 610 had them, why did they drop the mid-mounts later?

The '88 615 seems like a solid bike - but in the...
07-10-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,516
Posted By Cougrrcj

The proper term would would be 're-engineer',...

The proper term would would be 're-engineer', 'refine' or 'build 2.0', although that '2.0' labeling convention might be too modern in nature... Let's just call it 'Reconstructeur'... ;)
07-10-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,670
Posted By Cougrrcj

While that 57cm frame would be the perfect size...

While that 57cm frame would be the perfect size for me, a couple of weeks ago I had picked up a slightly smaller same-year/color '88 54cm 615 from a fellow BF.net member for my shorter-of-stature...
07-04-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,297
Posted By Cougrrcj

I was born a decade earlier - and since I was...

I was born a decade earlier - and since I was riding my bike all over to cut grass for a few bucks from April - October, I didn't have time for sports - although I DID join the (wintertime high...
07-02-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,083
Posted By Cougrrcj

I'm the opposite I guess. I want to make my bike...

I'm the opposite I guess. I want to make my bike 'POP!' with some color if possible -- just make it unique in a sea of sameness. Call it personal expression. That's why I went yellow housing and tape...
06-29-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,072
Posted By Cougrrcj

Early or late '70's??? BIG difference!!!!

Early or late '70's??? BIG difference!!!!
06-27-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,814
Posted By Cougrrcj

Picked this burgundy '88 615 up for my niece from...

Picked this burgundy '88 615 up for my niece from a fellow BF member today...

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06-27-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By Cougrrcj

SOLD! I picked it up today for my niece when she...

SOLD! I picked it up today for my niece when she visits in a few weeks.. Seller and I went on a short ride, even though the 54cm 615 was a bit cramped for me. Of course Steve was riding his 'new'...
06-25-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,223
Posted By Cougrrcj

Not really bike related, but a dozen years or so...

Not really bike related, but a dozen years or so ago, when asked by my 'Primary Care Physician' about 'any pains' - I casually mentioned that 'I was fine other than the usual aches and pains of...
06-23-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,771
Posted By Cougrrcj

Got the new wheelset today, will take pics of...

Got the new wheelset today, will take pics of both old and new tomorrow! Just for schitts and giggles, I weighed both new wheels on a scale that measures down to grams... Bare wheelset is Front 770g,...
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By Cougrrcj

I still have my September '74-built '75-model...

I still have my September '74-built '75-model year S-10S that I bought new in '76.. K9I003xx Yours has steel rims, whereas later years were equipped with aluminum. You might want to check out a...
06-10-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By Cougrrcj

Back when I was only 16 in 1974(!) my LBS carried...

Back when I was only 16 in 1974(!) my LBS carried Fuji - that came in 19, 21, 23, and 25" frame sizes. At only 5'8", I felt cramped fore-aft on the suggested 21" size frame so I went 23" (58.4cm)...
06-10-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 706
Posted By Cougrrcj

OH, ABSO-FREAKING LOVELY! I really liked my...

OH, ABSO-FREAKING LOVELY! I really liked my Sears Free Spirit three-speed that i had from '70-74 -- why only four-five years? Because I rode it in the Rustbelt winters, too, with all of that nasty...
06-10-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,428
Posted By Cougrrcj

Y'know, if any BF member happens to need a bike...

Y'know, if any BF member happens to need a bike to ride for a visit to the West-side Cleveland OH/Lorain County area, I've got four to choose from. BUT they're all the same size, and outfitted the...
Forum: Touring
06-04-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,035
Posted By Cougrrcj

The last - and only - wheelset that I had ever...

The last - and only - wheelset that I had ever built myself was over 43 years ago! That wheelset lasted somewhere close to 30k miles before I was stupidly inattentive while riding and inadvertently...
05-30-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Cougrrcj

Like the others have said, any FD that will work...

Like the others have said, any FD that will work on a triple will handle 20+ tooth differences - although the larger the jump will decrease shifting smoothness. I'm running a 48-38-28 triple on my...
05-30-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,457
Posted By Cougrrcj

Most people do not look up past a few feet above...

Most people do not look up past a few feet above ground level. Put something even just 8' above ground level (arms reach) and most will not see it. Wheels, seat/seatpost are easily lifted to that...
05-25-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By Cougrrcj

N-3 Yesterday

I gave away three of my 'hoard' bikes yesterday. My niece and her dad (late sister's husband) needed 'beginner bikes' so they can start riding. She lives literally a stone-throw away from the...
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