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04-03-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25,051
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Posted By Wildwood

Excellent ride for LV. When I lived there...

Excellent ride for LV.

When I lived there many years ago, I converted from road rider to mostly off-road. Or at least something that could do all roads. No real dedicated trails or bike lanes back...
04-03-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,058
Posted By Wildwood

The place to make an inquiry might be: Craig...

The place to make an inquiry might be:

Craig Calfee
www.calfeedesign.com
i checked their site and 'live chat' is available, certain hours. But probably only product related.


a continuing...
04-03-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,058
Posted By Wildwood

Once around Cougar Mt on Mondia Special. Coulda...

Once around Cougar Mt on Mondia Special. Coulda used more gears out back, but that’s vintage gearing, can’t take a triple on every ride!
Out th door, Newcastle, Bellevue, Issaquah, back home.
...
04-03-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,058
Posted By Wildwood

Pics, or it didn't happen.

Pics, or it didn't happen.
04-02-20, 11:36 PM
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Views: 2,414,093
Posted By Wildwood

Out for a ride around Cougar Mt. Enough climbing...

Out for a ride around Cougar Mt. Enough climbing to make me sweat. Knees don’t really like out of saddle much. Anyway, on to the pics.

May Valley is still a bit waterlogged

...
04-02-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,058
Posted By Wildwood

Yellow to clear coat over fibre. This style...

Yellow to clear coat over fibre. This style frame goes back to Craig Calfee's experience with carbon fibre structures and his CarbonFrames designs. Refined over years. Raced by Greg Lemond at some...
04-02-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14,938
Views: 1,485,365
Posted By Wildwood

Part Two ’Bout this time I’ve climbed a...

Part Two

’Bout this time I’ve climbed a couple that made me sweat a bit. And I’m thinking (hallucinating?) this is my early season Ride Around Cougar Mt. in a Couple of Hours an early season Ride...
04-02-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14,938
Views: 1,485,365
Posted By Wildwood

Love the 2 tailed Beetle. ....and soap box derby...

Love the 2 tailed Beetle. ....and soap box derby rider?

anyway - glad to post this thread, as always.

Started late to let morning showers pass and also to get temp above 45*F ( 7*C). Out th...
04-02-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,058
Posted By Wildwood

maybe,......but even better if you have a dozen...

maybe,......but even better if you have a dozen or so bikes to ride on similar routes. A different one every fortnight would be good.
04-02-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,058
Posted By Wildwood

Calfee TetraPro - this particular one is 20years...

Calfee TetraPro - this particular one is 20years young this year. Wearing Campy10, rolling Spesh Turbo tubies.

...
04-02-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Wildwood

Contact - Go Huck Yourself, bike shop on Main...

Contact - Go Huck Yourself, bike shop on Main Steet in downtown Renton - 425-227-4825.

not sure if they box & ship, but for a fee they are the kinda place that would. Sometimes a young person...
04-02-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,015
Posted By Wildwood

32s at the right pressure make any road bike a...

32s at the right pressure make any road bike a smooth ride. Even the stiff as crap 80s-90s aluminum bikes, if they would fit.
So if smoothness tops the priorities, 32/35/38s (soft) are the solution...
04-02-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,058
Posted By Wildwood

Wet & cool (40*F) weather has kept me inside a...

Wet & cool (40*F) weather has kept me inside a couple of days but still getting out to ride much quieter roads.

...
04-02-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,041
Posted By Wildwood

^^^ Would love to see the final build. Very...

^^^ Would love to see the final build. Very nice.
04-01-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By Wildwood

Very nice Wheeler. Are the non-aero levers...

Very nice Wheeler. Are the non-aero levers original?

Here's a zero bike, that resides in Arkansas, that i've ridden on only 2 extended visits, maybe 50 riding days. This one is 58cm ctc and i...
04-01-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,219
Posted By Wildwood

Nice site, nice adventures. I wouldn't take a...

Nice site, nice adventures.
I wouldn't take a bike on adventures through India or Guatemala with a cracked jockey wheel, either!
I wonder what the inventory of 50tooth cassettes is in those...
04-01-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,219
Posted By Wildwood

I'll give good odds that there's not 1 cracked...

I'll give good odds that there's not 1 cracked pulley wheel on any of your rideable vintage classics.
And that goes for most of you folks.
03-31-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,162
Posted By Wildwood

advertise, advertise, advertise maybe...

advertise, advertise, advertise

maybe seller is looking for that ‘special’ buyer.
03-31-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,219
Posted By Wildwood

It seems to me the size of the cassette dictates...

It seems to me the size of the cassette dictates the sliding drop-outs to keep the rd out of the cogs across any range of adjustment (and for disc brakes too)


I do agree with whoever said it's...
03-31-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,219
Posted By Wildwood

Are you attempting to imply it is a more...

Are you attempting to imply it is a more attractive drivetrain from a different angle?


I have no experience with 1X drivetrains except a 1X1 :p and 1X5 - definately not an upscale drivetrain....
03-31-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By Wildwood

Ride it again. :thumb:or confess the little...

Ride it again. :thumb:or confess the little tip-over/near crash you had. edit: i don't know cycling in Toronto, maybe that bad. Sometimes if the first few miles are intimidating the whole thing...
03-31-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,219
Posted By Wildwood

Give me a lever long enough and I can shift the...

Give me a lever long enough and I can shift the position of the Earth. Assuming the lever is sufficiently stiff and durable.:)
03-31-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,219
Posted By Wildwood

I'm sorry...some modern drivetrains are stupid

Not only ugly, but contrived, heavy and fragile.

Derailleur so far offset from axle looks like a poor engineering decision analysis effort, especially given gravel riding and the bumps and...
03-31-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,127
Posted By Wildwood

Why is it a bicycle? I checked every photo and...

Why is it a bicycle?
I checked every photo and saw no pedals.

Looks more like an underpowered Tesla than a bicycle.

4 wheels make it a quadcycle, if it pedals. Otherwise it is a car (of...
03-30-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 662
Posted By Wildwood

SunRace offer a very inexpensive 5 or 6 sp...

SunRace offer a very inexpensive 5 or 6 sp freewheel. 3 of 4 purchased over the years were OK, the other had an issue threading on the hub, i set it aside without determining if it is really a...
03-29-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14,938
Views: 1,485,365
Posted By Wildwood

Left on wet/damp/dry roads expecting showers if I...

Left on wet/damp/dry roads expecting showers if I stayed out long. Lower traffic made normally ‘bad’ routes enjoyable today. Over to Newcastle and some of the hills around Factoria, before heading...
03-29-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 21,313
Posted By Wildwood

In the “World Needs More Color” category

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Newcastle, WA almost April’s Fools Dazed, should be...
03-29-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6,036
Views: 514,439
Posted By Wildwood

Bikes for mountains. Mine use RacingT 9 on...

Bikes for mountains. Mine use RacingT 9 on vintage Batavus. CompTriple 10 on ti Macalu.

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Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By Wildwood

edit: 6 month old, single post by a newbie, and...

edit: 6 month old, single post by a newbie, and new Gitane owner - who then left us. :(


Hey GruppoCyclist - get a few more posts and put some detailed shots over on the C&V Forum.
...
03-28-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 475,038
Posted By Wildwood

When editing the post above, a bunch of text and...

When editing the post above, a bunch of text and pics were deleted - not sure what happened.

Anyway, here's the pics that fell out, the words are lost forever.......

Port Angeles, WA

Shoulda...
03-27-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 475,038
Posted By Wildwood

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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^^ always Olympus watching your ocean passage...
03-27-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6,036
Views: 514,439
Posted By Wildwood

I'm sure it will become a favorite. The Merckx...

I'm sure it will become a favorite.
The Merckx has a drivetrain with VO crank (which i love) that will be emulated on the Holdsworth.
48/34 drilled, but given the black frame the 'new' NR rd may...
03-27-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6,036
Views: 514,439
Posted By Wildwood

Looks perhaps to be a small box? I'm...

Looks perhaps to be a small box?

I'm guessing mini-velo? Either orange or black.
03-27-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,973
Posted By Wildwood

NO!!! You should finish that customized Bianchi...

NO!!!
You should finish that customized Bianchi Limited and show it off.

....or did I miss a thread?
03-27-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By Wildwood

Funky French fit on a time trial bike, that...

Funky French fit on a time trial bike, that clearly needs a handlebar adjustment. :foo:

but a nice ‘look at me’ bike thing. :thumb:

i keep a couple of thingies to look at near the desk.
...
03-27-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 130,361
Posted By Wildwood

Specialized has a sales price on the Hell of th...

Specialized has a sales price on the Hell of th North tubular. Still not cheap at $75USD

And the AllRounder still reduced.


I like my 3 year old Spesh cotton Turbos.
03-27-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6,036
Views: 514,439
Posted By Wildwood

Slipped to Page 3??? Maybe people are cutting...

Slipped to Page 3???
Maybe people are cutting back on non-essentials.

Anywhooo, to be a contrarian - as usual - I finally pulled the trigger on the PlanetX Holdsworth branded, vintage looking...
03-26-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25,051
Views: 2,414,093
Posted By Wildwood

Temp in high 40s and mostly dry roads by 4PM, so...

Temp in high 40s and mostly dry roads by 4PM, so I journeyed out. Kinda even more quiet since the Governor’s speech encouraging all non-essential activities be halted. He did say walking, hiking,...
03-26-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14,938
Views: 1,485,365
Posted By Wildwood

daviddavieboy - I love the Spesh tubular cotton...

daviddavieboy - I love the Spesh tubular cotton turbo. Hoping and waiting for theiir Hell of the North tubies to go on sale this Spring.
03-26-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14,938
Views: 1,485,365
Posted By Wildwood

I bought frame and fork from an individual. It...

I bought frame and fork from an individual. It had never been assembled. Fork is Real Design which i believe was a name used on Litespeed forks.

Macalu was a house brand for Excel Sports, out...
03-26-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Wildwood

Thanks TMar, 022 is the primary tubeset, a...

Thanks TMar, 022 is the primary tubeset, a heavier gauge downtube plus stays is what it felt/rode like and seems common for nice mid-range bikes, especially in larger frame sizes.
Bianchigirll i'm...
03-25-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14,938
Views: 1,485,365
Posted By Wildwood

Glad to be getting a few posts in this thread. ...

Glad to be getting a few posts in this thread.
Just a late afternoon ride around my Coalfield territory. Coal mines are most regularly in hilly, sometimes steep terrain. Hence, an almost vintage ti...
03-25-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By Wildwood

Some bikes surpass beautiful and gorgeous. ...

Some bikes surpass beautiful and gorgeous.

People who take these bikes/framesets and restore them nicely (and not necessarily 100% NOS original) are what I call phenomenal and historic in the...
03-25-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Wildwood

Bianchigirll , and all Bianchi knowledgeable, How...

Bianchigirll , and all Bianchi knowledgeable, How would the Ishiwata SuperSet compare to the Tange version???

let me find the pic.
Bianchi Limited - early/mid '80s. Not the lightest frameset, but...
03-24-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Wildwood

A look inside the Columbus Centenial exhibit of Cycling and Art

https://www.velonews.com/2020/03/culture/colombus-centennial-celebrates-cycling-as-art_508322

From Velonews a link

Here's a pic that may pique your interest
...
03-24-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 475,038
Posted By Wildwood

Just random shots, all kinda close to home. ...

Just random shots, all kinda close to home.


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03-24-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14,938
Views: 1,485,365
Posted By Wildwood

Rain, followed by an inch+ of icy sleet kept me...

Rain, followed by an inch+ of icy sleet kept me inside.

Typical, wild, early Spring weather at our Latitude, north of Minneapolis. About the same as Paris
03-24-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By Wildwood

Fake News Never happened and the Earth is...

Fake News
Never happened
and the Earth is flat.
What I choose to believe =
is real.
Science is fuzzy.
:innocent::innocent:


Civia? Leading a Space Race? Shirley, you jest!
03-24-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 145
Posted By Wildwood

Tyler Farrar - ProTour racer, now Kirland WA firefighter

Tyler Farrar, ProTour racer, recently retired, is now a firefighter in Kirkland, WA. According to Cyclingnews.com


How cool would it be for him to have a bike ride in Puget Sound?
Maybe to...
03-24-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 578
Posted By Wildwood

Could you weigh it, please. Sometime.

Could you weigh it, please.
Sometime.
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