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10-19-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,246
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: 1,021
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: 11,256
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: 1,159
Posted By Kent T

A steel late model Colnago.

A steel late model Colnago.
10-05-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
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: 494
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: 232
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: 872
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: 1,397
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: 4,593
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.
09-29-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 389
Posted By Kent T

Which don't fit abnormal me. I am shortish,...

Which don't fit abnormal me. I am shortish, slightly more legs than arms. And I'm off centered too.
09-29-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Kent T

SunTour VGT and VxGT and the Luxe version were...

SunTour VGT and VxGT and the Luxe version were the best derailleurs for most ordinary cyclists, and the best touring derailleurs available. They once adjusted and well maintained, just work. The...
09-29-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,973
Posted By Kent T

The members here are super friendly, and helpful...

The members here are super friendly, and helpful when one is trying to keep old steel we treasure on the roads, being enjoyed and ridden. And helpful. Fellow enthusiasts who love fine C&V steel are...
09-29-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 389
Posted By Kent T

In East Tennessee, I rarely see a road bike under...

In East Tennessee, I rarely see a road bike under $150 without some compromise on these rules. I will see bikes like the Schwinn World Sport, World Tourist, and old Ashtabula crank Schwinns or...
09-29-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,881
Posted By Kent T

Agreed highly. My old set was ex-radio station,...

Agreed highly. My old set was ex-radio station, well worn. I am planning on hunting down a near mint LP set. Love the performances, the recording is equally excellent.
09-27-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 751
Posted By Kent T

Finally, something from Huret which actually does...

Finally, something from Huret which actually does it's job. A Huret Dork Disc (Disque de Dorque).
09-26-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,535
Posted By Kent T

High performance cruiser bike, non suspension...

High performance cruiser bike, non suspension equipped Mountain Bike. As those bikes began as Schwinn Cruiser/Klunker type bikes.
09-25-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By Kent T

I am within an inch or two of your height....

I am within an inch or two of your height. Slightly more legs than arms. I ride a 21" road frame happily, and have since 1978 at 13 year old growth spurt. And I am now 55. Second the bike fitting you...
09-25-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17,919
Views: 2,809,865
Posted By Kent T

This one is Chinesium 666, makes a Varsinental...

This one is Chinesium 666, makes a Varsinental look lightweight. And makes the Varsinental look like a Colnago compared to this overpriced turd.
09-14-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,881
Posted By Kent T

Not all Radio Shack turntables are crap either....

Not all Radio Shack turntables are crap either. The Realistic/ELAC-Miracord, the LAB 300, LAB 400, LAB 420, and LAB 500 are fine by any standard (I am playing a LAB 300 with Realistic-Shure stock...
09-13-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1,887
Views: 158,022
Posted By Kent T

This one is to me "Zig-Zag" or "Ziggy" for short....

This one is to me "Zig-Zag" or "Ziggy" for short. Beautiful cat.
09-12-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,839
Posted By Kent T

My second bike then (a small framed Super Course,...

My second bike then (a small framed Super Course, bought one year old NOS leftover in 1974). I wound up upgrading the derailleurs to SunTour VGT-Luxe. My bike had TA Cotterless Alloy cranks from new....
09-12-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,548
Posted By Kent T

A Dynakit Stereo 70, PAS-3X, Dynaco A 25...

A Dynakit Stereo 70, PAS-3X, Dynaco A 25 loudspeakers (All for $120 on closeout in 1973 at an electrical wholesaler where stepdad bought his supplies) and a closeout $59 AR XA with Shure M 75 EJ...
09-12-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 830
Posted By Kent T

Highly agreed. That would have also been a way to...

Highly agreed. That would have also been a way to help sales, as it would have also helped it be less similar to a Varsity or Continental, and been more in line with what was appropriate for the...
09-12-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By Kent T

As a youngster who rode Raleighs (every one but...

As a youngster who rode Raleighs (every one but the first and the last with Sturmey-Archer AW3 3 speed hub gears) with physical challenges to get around, this thread makes me happy to see such an...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,329
Posted By Kent T

You likely can raise your stem upward and get...

You likely can raise your stem upward and get your handlebars where you're comfortable. Had to do this to my Trek 800 Sport Singletrack.
09-11-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By Kent T

I agree highly with these thoughts. And the Allez...

I agree highly with these thoughts. And the Allez is beautiful, well equipped, and in wonderful condition. For $75 a no brainer purchase for our OP. My favorite Color, Allez Red. Shimano RX 100 is...
09-11-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 20,892
Posted By Kent T

Beats Huret Allvit known as "It will sort of...

Beats Huret Allvit known as "It will sort of shift when it wants to sort of shift".
09-10-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 34,349
Posted By Kent T

Schwinn"asonic" not to mention Schwinn"stone" and...

Schwinn"asonic" not to mention Schwinn"stone" and Schwinn"yata" bikes are top notch. My 1980 something Traveler (dear departed old friend) was a superb bike, and lasted me many thousands of great...
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By Kent T

There is a USA Hiawatha Bicycle. It was sold by...

There is a USA Hiawatha Bicycle. It was sold by Gamble-Skogmo Department Stores. I have seen a 1950's example, it has the headbadge this one has. The USA Hiawathas look like they are Huffman built...
Forum: Foo
08-23-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By Kent T

Most folding wheelchairs are short lived when...

Most folding wheelchairs are short lived when used by active users. Most active users I know use rigid frame wheelchairs which don't get rickety inside under a year. Not to mention the folders tend...
08-19-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,548
Posted By Kent T

thinktubes and I are very much alike. C&V bicycle...

thinktubes and I are very much alike. C&V bicycle connection, I've hauled my fair share of audio gear and vinyl on the back of a bike and the panniers full of goodies.
08-19-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,624
Posted By Kent T

Beautiful constructeur a la Gugie. And from one...

Beautiful constructeur a la Gugie. And from one of the most famed constructuer builders. A coup de Gugie. Any Routens is a beautiful machine with loads of Gallic style and grace.
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By Kent T

Doable if one can stand to transfer. Or has super...

Doable if one can stand to transfer. Or has super upper body strength. I am used to lifting chairs in and out of various vehicles, including small cars.
08-17-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,470
Posted By Kent T

My dear, long gone, 1981 Traveler (Panasonic...

My dear, long gone, 1981 Traveler (Panasonic under an assumed name), wound up with 700c rims on the original Normandy large flange hubs (I used Wolber Gentleman rims). The Travelers of this era, are...
08-17-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,114
Posted By Kent T

My bike shop would rather help me keep my...

My bike shop would rather help me keep my favorite bike on the road, than to sell me a new bike. He also prefers selling his clientele the right bike for their desires and needs, and he's C&V...
08-13-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,552
Posted By Kent T

I got my first bike with Drop Bars, and Disraeli...

I got my first bike with Drop Bars, and Disraeli Gears in 1973. And it was a Raleigh, of the new old stock 1969 Green smallest framed International kind, from 3 speed Sturmey-Archer IGH, to Disreali...
08-13-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,103
Posted By Kent T

You're a top notch C&V cyclist, and the best...

You're a top notch C&V cyclist, and the best friend a C&V cyclist can be to a fellow enthusiast with a sick Serotta. You kept a friend riding when frustrated. And were a gentleman at his best. We...
Forum: Foo
08-11-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,877
Posted By Kent T

She's logical. I wish someone would build a...

She's logical. I wish someone would build a reliable CD transport mechanism again. Even broadcast models now are shorter lived than they used to be. Philips CDM-1 was the best CD transport ever.
Forum: Foo
08-09-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,767
Posted By Kent T

Big problem today. Most of the good flip phones...

Big problem today. Most of the good flip phones are 2G, which has been phased out, and 3G and 4G flip phones are nowhere near as good as what they were, and even my Mom, when we switched carriers...
Forum: Foo
08-09-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,877
Posted By Kent T

Then rip them to .wav or .flac lossless files at...

Then rip them to .wav or .flac lossless files at 16 bit, 44.1 KHz sampling rates. Same as a CD. Understand why you don't like lossy files, neither do I.
Forum: Foo
08-09-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,877
Posted By Kent T

Computer based music server or digital audio...

Computer based music server or digital audio player. CD mega changers are too flimsy, too much plastic, and those are not durable. Stick to 5 disc carousel changers for CD changing. The iPod, the...
08-09-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 30,814
Posted By Kent T

Simple cure to get the shifting on it right,...

Simple cure to get the shifting on it right, replace it with a SunTour VGT Luxe, adjust correctly, ride and enjoy it.
08-09-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 13,049
Posted By Kent T

Ford Transit Connect minivan. Basically a tall...

Ford Transit Connect minivan. Basically a tall small car. Enough room with a first generation to haul several bikes without issues, no removal of front wheels needed, and plenty of front seat room....
08-06-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 492
Posted By Kent T

Wasn't ridiculous for me, I needed it, and...

Wasn't ridiculous for me, I needed it, and installed one on my old Schwinn Traveler as an upgrade, complete with SunTour VxGT front and rear derailleurs. Once installed and adjusted correctly,...
08-05-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,573
Posted By Kent T

I am not a police officer, but agree bike should...

I am not a police officer, but agree bike should be well built, reasonable weight, built with durable rugged components, which is capable of being serviced locally, and non-proprietary. And designed...
08-05-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 492
Posted By Kent T

Of the vintage SunTour options, VxGT is best or...

Of the vintage SunTour options, VxGT is best or Shimano Crane GS. Both shift wider cogs more reliably, and smoother than Huret anything, Simplex anything, Campagnolo anything. My SunTour VxGT...
08-05-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Kent T

Enjoyed this article. On these cranks, I agree...

Enjoyed this article. On these cranks, I agree Campagnolo was the creme de la creme cranks. But 1973 was the beginning of noticeable inflation in the bicycle world. Japan is beginning to gain the...
08-05-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By Kent T

My own thoughts. Well written article overall. In...

My own thoughts. Well written article overall. In this era, for most of us here. Choices are very easy ones. Campagnolo Nuovo Record unless you are on a budget, or need wide range gearing. Then it's...
Forum: Foo
08-04-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,225
Posted By Kent T

Some Stereo equipment is 220/50 Hertz only (like...

Some Stereo equipment is 220/50 Hertz only (like most USA Stereo gear is 120/60 Hertz). Some has transformer taps for multiple voltages. AC motor equipment locked to the power grid (AC motored...
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