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08-17-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By thumpism

Velo Classique in Purcellville VA is some...

Velo Classique in Purcellville VA is some distance west of DC but might be worth the drive.
08-10-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21,081
Views: 2,077,290
Posted By thumpism

The niece finally got her bike after a couple of...

The niece finally got her bike after a couple of weeks of missed connections. She had gone for a test ride and said it slips when pedaling so I adjusted the shift cable but further test rides...
07-31-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 689
Views: 105,801
Posted By thumpism

^Trek 850. Their original MTB, I believe.

^Trek 850. Their original MTB, I believe.
07-26-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,098
Posted By thumpism

I can still stand up. Don't know how much longer...

I can still stand up. Don't know how much longer that will last.
07-16-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 21,139
Posted By thumpism

Seen during a ride in the neighborhood. The...

Seen during a ride in the neighborhood. The poncho was to protect the carving until a cover could be built....
07-16-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,271
Posted By thumpism

So what's "xl-sized" for you? I might need to...

So what's "xl-sized" for you? I might need to know when it comes time to thin the herd.
07-11-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,902
Posted By thumpism

Not my photo, found on the web. However, I did...

Not my photo, found on the web. However, I did get a nice shot of a fetching stripes-and-plaid ensemble walking around in the hardware store the other day.
07-11-19, 02:29 AM
Replies: 17,582
Views: 2,725,178
Posted By thumpism

"As a vintage rebuilder hobbiest..." Hobbiest? ...

"As a vintage rebuilder hobbiest..." Hobbiest? As in hobby, hobbier, hobbiest?

And he really needs to read the specs on that frame. It's nice, but much basic-er than he makes it out to be.
06-26-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,637
Posted By thumpism

Rear mount such as a Greenfield is useful and...

Rear mount such as a Greenfield is useful and nearly universal. Newer bikes with disc brakes have frame fitting bosses that might interfere with mounting these....
06-26-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,673
Posted By thumpism

Does everyone park that far from the curb in your...

Does everyone park that far from the curb in your neighborhood?
06-16-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By thumpism

Most likely. The numbers usually refer to the...

Most likely. The numbers usually refer to the metallurgical mix in the tubing but that Asian bike might just have a sticker so it has something to proclaim. As we used to say about some bikes, "All...
06-08-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By thumpism

That's not a large. Probably a 21" frame, which...

That's not a large. Probably a 21" frame, which might have been the largest built that year but 23" was the largest commonly found Sports.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 980
Views: 214,211
Posted By thumpism

Not mine, but one that my neighbor brought home....

Not mine, but one that my neighbor brought home. He's an old retired guy, even older and retireder than I am, and he loves his auctions and estate sales. I was heading out to the library this...
05-29-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13,498
Views: 2,712,480
Posted By thumpism

Not mine, but one that my neighbor brought home....

Not mine, but one that my neighbor brought home. He's an old retired guy, even older and retireder than I am, and he loves his auctions and estate sales. I was heading out to the library this...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,697
Posted By thumpism

Jim Blackburn did a study in the '70s for his...

Jim Blackburn did a study in the '70s for his front lowriders and one of the configurations was with low rear bags that turned out to be not as stable as high (standard) rear mounted bags. However, I...
04-26-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,236
Posted By thumpism

Write your will. It's the smart way to be sure...

Write your will. It's the smart way to be sure your wishes will be honored. Bikes to friends, crappy bikes to enemies, tools and parts to a co-op. Whatever you want to happen to the stuff, there are...
02-11-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,576
Posted By thumpism

Something I wrote for a haiku thread on a VW...

Something I wrote for a haiku thread on a VW forum:

Old dog liked to camp.
New dog likes the Westy, too.
Patience, future dogs.
02-10-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,576
Posted By thumpism

Good on you for recognizing what too many dog...

Good on you for recognizing what too many dog owners do not.
02-04-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,346
Posted By thumpism

My packaging is not as pretty, but it's good to...

My packaging is not as pretty, but it's good to know what they can go for.
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