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02-25-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 287
Posted By Wildwood

Maybe a stretch of dry next week. Low 50s. I'm...

Maybe a stretch of dry next week. Low 50s.
I'm jazzed.
So are the bikes.
02-25-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 707
Posted By Wildwood

For some of us it seems to be 'in the blood'. I...

For some of us it seems to be 'in the blood'.
I have spent many days in the Wilderness, rangering and for fun.
Tho' I only day hike now - closer to home....
02-24-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 384
Posted By Wildwood

Not an appliance, but old cast iron skillets are...

Not an appliance, but old cast iron skillets are the most versatile and durable.

The regularly used bread maker is clearly vintage, but lacks chrome. :o
02-24-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By Wildwood

I've got one. Excellent condition. A...

I've got one.
Excellent condition.

A beautiful desk ornament.
Happy to trade (too many desk ornaments).

Pics shortly.
Ooooops, mine is Gran Turismo = sorry....
02-24-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Wildwood

An online Search showed only this type of...

An online Search showed only this type of external tension adjustment on the rear of a Look pedal.
Regardless of the Look style pedal, either red cleats with float or black cleats with no float,...
02-23-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 188,201
Posted By Wildwood

Pics of Yucatan Peninsula - or it didn't happen.

Pics of Yucatan Peninsula - or it didn't happen.
02-23-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Wildwood

I only run the original Look Deltas (and some...

I only run the original Look Deltas (and some compatible brands). I have never seen the tension adjustment as pictured, but not any expert on the brand - just a longtime user.

I know nothing about...
02-23-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,452
Posted By Wildwood

Thanks satkin55. Welcome to Bike Forums. ...

Thanks satkin55.

Welcome to Bike Forums.
post more.
love to see your ride pics.

i know Kent rather well.
a bit around Portsmouth
and the southeast coast.
But too long ago to be currently...
Forum: Touring
02-23-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,210
Posted By Wildwood

I would say, 'it depends on your shoes'.

I would say, 'it depends on your shoes'.
Forum: Touring
02-23-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 803
Posted By Wildwood

Is this a clothing optional question? Compass...

Is this a clothing optional question?
Compass and my Looks and I might make it, Southern Route but only if sagged with enough suntan lotion. What's the prize? = big money?
02-23-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 469
Posted By Wildwood

10 posts, 48 hrs. patience grasshopper. or...

10 posts, 48 hrs.
patience grasshopper.

or get creative.
02-23-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 469
Posted By Wildwood

obstando - you said Hetchins - post some...

obstando - you said Hetchins -
post some pics where you can.
We can link and pic assist.
Then you will get the experts.
Just a hack here, sometimes busy at it.
:roflmao2:
02-23-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 469
Posted By Wildwood

I should add. VeloBase.com...

I should add.

VeloBase.com (http://www.velobase.com) can be used to search components by decade. :)
Search feature near top left of page.
Pick your component,
scroll to bottom of search,...
02-23-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 469
Posted By Wildwood

I will soon be using Campa Gran Sport on a late...

I will soon be using Campa Gran Sport on a late 50’s Hugo Rickert. Universal brakes & levers. Ambrosio stem, bars are unmarked (but comfortable). Campa crank is not era appropriate, but appropriately...
02-23-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 797
Posted By Wildwood

Original paint + decals (or visible ghosts) make...

Original paint + decals (or visible ghosts) make it more attractive - for me.

The way I look, my bikes would have to be almost disintegrated to draw the attention from the rider.
...
02-23-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 519
Posted By Wildwood

downtube? maybe check your readers? Or screen...

downtube?
maybe check your readers?
Or screen size?


Militarily distracted.....? :p
Enamored by authority figures...? :o
02-23-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,452
Posted By Wildwood

Third time around, I get it. No Falcon in '06, no...

Third time around, I get it. No Falcon in '06, no Falcon in '10, but this one came home to my roost a couple years ago.
1989, 531c, bought as a frameset. Very quick handler.
I like it, a lot more...
02-23-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 423
Posted By Wildwood

Let me re-phrase = You massively overestimate...

Let me re-phrase = You massively overestimate Human Knowledge, but not Human Self-Pride.

Believing everything you can theorize, is the first step to delusion and entitlement.
02-23-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By Wildwood

My off-road is generally packed surfaces with...

My off-road is generally packed surfaces with varying amounts and sizes of gravel. And iím not racing.

Preferring narrow bars, I found Soma randonneur bars. 40cm ctc at the drops, 35cm at the...
02-23-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 423
Posted By Wildwood

To justinschulz9 What useful knowledge would a...

To justinschulz9
What useful knowledge would a new cyclist learn from schematics?

Rather than schematics, a book like this would be your best friend.
...
02-23-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 423
Posted By Wildwood

You hugely overestimate Human Knowledge.

You hugely overestimate Human Knowledge.
02-23-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 707
Posted By Wildwood

is hiking a substitute for jogging? My...

is hiking a substitute for jogging?

My boots are heavier than running shoes.
My hiking gear weighs more than a tshirt, nylon shorts, jock strap, sneakers.
I can hike longer.
The scenery is...
02-23-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,189
Posted By Wildwood

One rule I always try to follow above all others...

One rule I always try to follow above all others when riding -

Rubber side down. No exceptions.
02-23-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 423
Posted By Wildwood

Universe? - hardly.

Universe? - hardly.
02-23-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 423
Posted By Wildwood

mack_turtle you got a part number and...

mack_turtle you got a part number and compatibility chart for that hyperdrive core? I need one on every bike! Yesterday.
02-23-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 423
Posted By Wildwood

Bike frames are made of Aluminum, Titanium,...

Bike frames are made of
Aluminum, Titanium, Iron, Carbon (fibre), Magnesium, wood, or bamboo.
Maybe this helps...
02-22-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,515
Posted By Wildwood

thehammerdog - if it rides as well as you think...

thehammerdog - if it rides as well as you think it looks - you will appreciate it more with honest patina.
02-22-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By Wildwood

Here's the serial format from a Holdsworth...

Here's the serial format from a Holdsworth Special.
I have thought it from 1982....
02-22-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 650
Posted By Wildwood

Mine is a lesser model but authentic......and one...

Mine is a lesser model but authentic......and one of their standard (classic?) colorways.


Short top tube keeps it a progressive project. Upfront cost allows for experimentation without guilt....
02-22-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 650
Posted By Wildwood

I always like an older Frejus thread. And...

I always like an older Frejus thread.
And especially when BB, HS, drivetrain, etc are original, and branded.
That the frame is of a high order is the icing on the cake.

Congrats on acquisition....
02-22-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 861
Posted By Wildwood

Keep returning to this thread. :) For...

Keep returning to this thread. :)

For numerous reasons. :thumb:


One is, it makes me nostalgic.
For great memories...
02-21-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By Wildwood

Italian BB dictates an Italian theme in the...

Italian BB dictates an Italian theme in the 'name'.
Dropouts and fork ends Campagnolo?

'Columbus Campagnolo' on the downtube would not be copying anyone.

But do not give up so quickly.
02-21-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,018
Posted By Wildwood

Aren't the e-bike communities the upper middle...

Aren't the e-bike communities the upper middle class communities with a green social ethic? :foo:

Better than living in the poverty communities, where the family shares a single speed beater. And...
02-21-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,616
Posted By Wildwood

I have a swaged Thun (German) Coronado crank,...

I have a swaged Thun (German) Coronado crank, that I like aesthetically - especially for one of several black bikes.
After reading about them I never put it on a drop handlebar bike.
I now have a...
02-20-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By Wildwood

My '72 Bottecchia Giro 'd Italia (10sp) has the...

My '72 Bottecchia Giro 'd Italia (10sp) has the under-area between the fork legs painted. Had not noticed before, silver paint and chromed lug, but just checked it. Same on a 60's Frejus, paint...
02-20-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 861
Posted By Wildwood

First time i have heard a Merckx Century...

First time i have heard a Merckx Century described as squirrelly. Given the frame size relative to others pictured, seems it might just be too small.
02-20-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 861
Posted By Wildwood

.........and i thought utah people were mostly...

.........and i thought utah people were mostly skiers.
jamesdak - quite an assemblage. Nice photos, too.
If you were taller .... we could be better friends! :roflmao2:


On crappy weather...
02-20-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 80,805
Posted By Wildwood

Not me. I'm not a Pinarello expert (nor any...

Not me.
I'm not a Pinarello expert (nor any kind of an expert on any topic).

But i will be working to improve this one in the Spring....
02-19-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,063
Posted By Wildwood

Thanks, adjusted long ago. ...

Thanks, adjusted long ago.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1892x1953/89b09c3d_5936_4ab1_a054_0e82ff780b29_04e4d356c963f160b6c62940114c90a7fd8f68c3.jpeg
Yo, petty.
02-19-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 821
Posted By Wildwood

Ice shedding 'tread' feature......

Ice shedding 'tread' feature......
02-19-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,850
Posted By Wildwood

Heck - after 60 posts....... Let me be the...

Heck - after 60 posts.......
Let me be the first to say = Patina (to a point) RULES.
for several (indecisive?) reasons.

Show us the beef!
02-19-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,850
Posted By Wildwood

....or offer up a shade that's not vintage-ly...

....or offer up a shade that's not vintage-ly AndyK.


sometimes (as for me anyhooo)
Ya just gotta:
bite the bullet,
fish or cut bait,
belly up to the bar or move on,
face the music,
march...
02-19-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,850
Posted By Wildwood

Yeah -FacePlant as an information source will...

Yeah -FacePlant as an information source will have you putting a bell on an Italian race bike, after which someone will offer a plush pink panther to add to the handlebars to contrast/complement the...
02-19-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,850
Posted By Wildwood

Sure is reassuring to see that as cyclists - we...

Sure is reassuring to see that as cyclists - we don't overthink problems that have no incorrect solution. :D

being from Portland, maybe adopt Nike's 'marketing motto' for this decision.
02-18-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,850
Posted By Wildwood

This: ...

This:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/30df8a62_50a1_455a_848f_b0ba9ea059b0_080b718e4354f02868d68807a1a97ffa47b482e8.jpeg

Not this:
...
02-18-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By Wildwood

Assumes all the stickers are original. Also,...

Assumes all the stickers are original.

Also, a quick story -
Was at a vintage bike show a few years back. Talking with 1st owner who was displaying a "100% original" 70s track bike he had raced...
02-18-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 726
Posted By Wildwood

2nd Marylander - Hugely. If you want the most...

2nd Marylander - Hugely. If you want the most specifically informed opinion. (assuming they are any good)

As for me at age 70. When my longer and/or more intense rides required more than 1 night...
02-18-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 916
Posted By Wildwood

FWIW - i've been mulling the ways to possibly get...

FWIW - i've been mulling the ways to possibly get some paint on white shoes.
Comic theme would be great but hard.
Maybe a less detailed version of something like this....
02-18-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 688
Posted By Wildwood

Another satisfied customer, though my 2 or 3...

Another satisfied customer, though my 2 or 3 orders were all pre-Covid.
02-18-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By Wildwood

Doesn't look like the Carabela Semi-Pro I owned...

Doesn't look like the Carabela Semi-Pro I owned from the 70's.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/801x486/drive_side_a0015610b322b57a8211bd6933a246a545bf1b9a.jpg
i fell for the...
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