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02-10-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,242
Posted By Kent T

Glad to know this, my fingers have arthritis and...

Glad to know this, my fingers have arthritis and finger muscles are a bit challenged.
02-10-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,242
Posted By Kent T

Thank you. I have a 2002 Trek 800 Sport I love,...

Thank you. I have a 2002 Trek 800 Sport I love, it's rear SRAM grip shift failed. I will replace with thumb shifters, learn how to use them, and adapt. Glad to know it is not me or how I cared for it.
02-10-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,580
Posted By Kent T

This thread is beautiful, so is this Green...

This thread is beautiful, so is this Green International. One problem exists in life, a 21" of this era in good nick is rare in Eastern Tennessee. And at affordable rates, I outgrew my 1969 Green...
02-10-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,321
Posted By Kent T

I use a Specialized floor pump, which I've had...

I use a Specialized floor pump, which I've had for 12 or 13 years. Worked great for wheelchairs and bicycles alike. Reliable thus far. I've been happy with it.
02-05-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,480
Posted By Kent T

Agreed highly, Campagnolo offered these, but they...

Agreed highly, Campagnolo offered these, but they weren't all that great either. Mediocre at best. That Shimano Crane was far better in terms of touring applications or the SunTour VxGT for...
02-01-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,480
Posted By Kent T

aka Shimano Crane GS. Long cage touring...

aka Shimano Crane GS. Long cage touring derailleur. Made sense on the Paramount 15 speed Touring model due to application, as Campagnolo didn't cater to the triple crankset crowd, and wide range...
02-01-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,326
Posted By Kent T

Every picture tells a story, don't it. This...

Every picture tells a story, don't it. This picture speaks loudly of UK strike and malaise era build quality. I wouldn't do an eBike conversion of this example. It needs to be really babied, those...
01-26-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7,746
Views: 3,966,046
Posted By Kent T

I am listening to John Lewis/Improvised...

I am listening to John Lewis/Improvised Meditations & Excursions. Japanese Atlantic LP pressing on my Technics SL-1500 turntable, Shure M 75 B cartridge, McIntosh MA 6100 integrated amplifier, and...
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By Kent T

Mine is part drop foot, I deal with Cerebral...

Mine is part drop foot, I deal with Cerebral Palsy and spina bifida, a leg length issue, hip issues, and spasticity issues. Makes some rides interesting and a nice 8 or 9 mile bike ride is nice...
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By Kent T

I wear Allard BlueRocker AFO's and wear my normal...

I wear Allard BlueRocker AFO's and wear my normal shoes I hop around in. Can't find cycling shoes which are 4E and fit a high arch. Definitely talk to your Orthotist, about adjustment and get his or...
01-13-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By Kent T

Reading these articles, and the advertising took...

Reading these articles, and the advertising took me back to 16 year old me, and riding lots of miles on the old Traveler, and enjoying the scenery around me and a more carefree way of life outside...
12-19-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 10,395
Posted By Kent T

I spent $60 on a nice, used, little ridden 2002...

I spent $60 on a nice, used, little ridden 2002 Trek 800 Sport singletrack. It had to have tires aired up (good for another year), new Brake pads, and a new rear shifter replacement is going to be...
12-13-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,451
Posted By Kent T

They are functionally OK, but the SRAM ones on my...

They are functionally OK, but the SRAM ones on my 800 Sport Singletrack aren't the most durable (bike otherwise is quite bombproof). I need to get replacements for my 3 x 7 Shimano Altus drivetrain.
Replies: 130
Views: 38,990
Posted By Kent T

I am Kent T, 55 years old. Have Cerebral Palsy...

I am Kent T, 55 years old. Have Cerebral Palsy (mixed spastic and athetoid, diplegic) and have spina bifida on top of it. Hip issues and different leg length. Was an avid cyclist up to 29 years ago....
Replies: 28
Views: 1,304
Posted By Kent T

Insurance won't pay for one of these, as it's...

Insurance won't pay for one of these, as it's considered sports/recreational equipment. An aluminum framed, light weight sports chair (a la TiLite Aero Z) is as fancy as most insurance will fund.
11-13-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 32,003
Posted By Kent T

For me, the best tune Linda Ronstadt recorded was...

For me, the best tune Linda Ronstadt recorded was "Long, Long Time" though I love most everything she recorded. "Long, Long Time" also had Lee Hazen's superb engineering, Woodland Sound in...
11-12-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 32,003
Posted By Kent T

This set of records (mine is an early 1980's...

This set of records (mine is an early 1980's French Verve reissue LP set) is one of my most treasured possessions. It's what the newer songbirds wish they were, and Nelson Riddle in top form. Ella...
Forum: Foo
11-08-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,278
Posted By Kent T

Yanni= the audio equivalent of the Chinese water...

Yanni= the audio equivalent of the Chinese water torture. Or a bad anesthesia hangover. Outlawed by the Geneva Convention.
11-07-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,713
Posted By Kent T

That shift pattern is pure velo gold right there....

That shift pattern is pure velo gold right there. And distinctive.
11-07-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,309
Posted By Kent T

The creme de la creme of French constructeur...

The creme de la creme of French constructeur classics. French arte de velo at it's finest. And unmatched in pure Gallicness. To bikes what classic Citroens are to automobiles. Thanks for sharing this...
11-07-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,183
Posted By Kent T

Yes, bianchigirl1's "Ugly Betty" is perfect for...

Yes, bianchigirl1's "Ugly Betty" is perfect for this application. A build like that is pretty incognito and less tempting to a thief.
11-07-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 700
Posted By Kent T

As a Bridgestone owner, though of pre Peterson...

As a Bridgestone owner, though of pre Peterson era and lower middle of the line (But Bridgestone even then was like that on component choices), and a Pinarello steel era admirer, I would agree with...
Replies: 33
Views: 2,152
Posted By Kent T

Which has 3 or 4 generations of copy tapes the UK...

Which has 3 or 4 generations of copy tapes the UK "With The Beatles" does not have. Some variations of "Meet The Beatles" are worth more than others. For $1700, for me, it better be the USA original...
11-02-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By Kent T

Yes, I am closer to Knoxville most of the time.

Yes, I am closer to Knoxville most of the time.
11-01-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,035
Posted By Kent T

I was out riding on the MUP in Oak Ridge, TN, and...

I was out riding on the MUP in Oak Ridge, TN, and a window rolled down "Nice Atomic Legs" was yelled. I yelled back, "Thanks" The ultimate compliment physically challenged me ever gets when he rides.
10-31-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,210
Posted By Kent T

The Raleigh Professional or International was the...

The Raleigh Professional or International was the second most available high class road bike in that era. As Raleigh had the second best dealer network back then.
10-31-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,425
Posted By Kent T

I like Tange tubing as well as I like Reynolds...

I like Tange tubing as well as I like Reynolds tubing. And quite a few of my favorite bikes used it, including my present Bridgestone. I can't argue with this post of yours one bit. It's all in how...
10-31-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,425
Posted By Kent T

The 1981 Traveler was a lot of bike for the...

The 1981 Traveler was a lot of bike for the money. And mine was a reliable, faithful steed, who's frame outlasted several iterations of componentry, and never let me down with good maintenance. Got...
10-30-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,425
Posted By Kent T

In that era, I call these close to Paramounts,...

In that era, I call these close to Paramounts, nicer than the usual Schwinn models. I call these the Near Paramounts. Close enough to be worthy.
10-30-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,425
Posted By Kent T

All Chicago era until production was shut down....

All Chicago era until production was shut down. The last Superior was close in quality.
10-30-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,425
Posted By Kent T

Paramount of the Schwinns built in the USA, was...

Paramount of the Schwinns built in the USA, was the no holds barred top of the line.
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By Kent T

You scored a nice bike, pureskillz. I am a fan of...

You scored a nice bike, pureskillz. I am a fan of Bridgestone bicycles. And a 1983 Spica owner.
Forum: Foo
10-28-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By Kent T

Or using a Netbook PC for heavy audio processing...

Or using a Netbook PC for heavy audio processing workflow. A Workstation class machine with a FirePro or a Quadro gets it done. Dell Precision anyone? Sometimes tools instead of toys are necessary....
Forum: Foo
10-28-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 955
Posted By Kent T

I'd avoid the STS, NorthStar V8 engines of the...

I'd avoid the STS, NorthStar V8 engines of the day loved to eat head bolts and head gaskets. Cadillac at it's worst if getting from A to B is at all important. The old Seville is at least reliable,...
10-26-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Kent T

I love Brooks Professionals of yore and Selle...

I love Brooks Professionals of yore and Selle Italia and Vetta saddles.
10-26-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,431
Posted By Kent T

For a Huret, get you a New Success for a...

For a Huret, get you a New Success for a derailleur. Which was one of their better ones.
10-25-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,490
Posted By Kent T

He needs at least two retro matching Peugeot Team...

He needs at least two retro matching Peugeot Team jersies. And a Peugeot 604 Station Wagon to haul the PX 10 in.
10-25-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 24,286
Posted By Kent T

A favorite of mine. Japanese velo art at it's...

A favorite of mine. Japanese velo art at it's best. The advertising and the components which are equally effective. They just work. Elegantly styled too.
10-23-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2,993
Views: 245,904
Posted By Kent T

This afternoon's wrenching was installing my new...

This afternoon's wrenching was installing my new Selle Italia saddle on the 1983 Bridgestone Spica, and fine tuning the fit. Still tweaking the fit, and it's better than the original medieval torture...
10-23-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,833
Posted By Kent T

This Paramount is stunning. Beautiful all around....

This Paramount is stunning. Beautiful all around. I prefer the older Paramount decals to the original ones. They look much better. Nicely crafted restoration. Velo Art at it's best.
10-19-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,117
Posted By Kent T

Yes, I'd bet he has a suitable freewheel for your...

Yes, I'd bet he has a suitable freewheel for your Paramount. And freshly serviced and overhauled, and looking like a new one. Pastor Bob is a fine artisan when it comes to freewheel restoration.
10-16-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,632
Posted By Kent T

Buying a new bike for him (and he deserves a...

Buying a new bike for him (and he deserves a bespoke ride for his Nobel laureate status) is only natural. Cycling to the lab for the commute, encourages thinking of the highest, and problem solving....
10-14-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,520
Posted By Kent T

If Campagnolo is Record, Super Record, or Nuovo...

If Campagnolo is Record, Super Record, or Nuovo Record, and it's shifting racing type gear clusters, it's top of the heap (Shimano Dura-Ace is the Japanese answer to Campy for Racing applications)....
10-06-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,649
Posted By Kent T

A steel late model Colnago.

A steel late model Colnago.
10-05-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Kent T

I seem to recall this was later badged Raleigh. I...

I seem to recall this was later badged Raleigh. I remember the later version as a Raleigh was my first trike as a little one. And from there a Mountie and then came 3 speed Choppers, a small junior...
10-05-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By Kent T

Yellow Jersey (with some shipping expense, and...

Yellow Jersey (with some shipping expense, and some fees, could make this frame like new). Worth some consideration. Might be cheaper than a comparable Rivendell (Grant Peterson's successor company).
10-04-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Kent T

I remember when these bikes were new. As I was at...

I remember when these bikes were new. As I was at the cusp of this model year when I outgrew my beloved 1969 NOS Raleigh International, Campy equipped Greenie which I'd had since 1973. And suffered...
10-04-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,304
Posted By Kent T

This is pure Japanese Velo art of the highest....

This is pure Japanese Velo art of the highest. And should be quite a lively ride, and enjoyed with passion.
10-04-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,975
Posted By Kent T

Ben, wonderful job on getting this bike looking...

Ben, wonderful job on getting this bike looking superb. Red is so very Italianate, full of Brio. Red is faster even standing still. Nice Bianchi classic. Thanks for posting photos.
10-01-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,110
Posted By Kent T

Mike's Hard Lemon Peeler is it's name. Good times...

Mike's Hard Lemon Peeler is it's name. Good times ahead. Should be fun.
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