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10-26-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 567
Posted By steelbikeguy

I was thinking about the tape too... My '74...

I was thinking about the tape too...
My '74 International has the original tape (and basically everything else), and the white tape goes so well with the brake hoods and cable housings!
...
10-24-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 490
Posted By steelbikeguy

I've had the same experience with the Ambrosio...

I've had the same experience with the Ambrosio rims.
I've got some Torelli Master rims that are about the same... lovely to look at, but will make life difficult when it comes time to mount a...
10-22-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 944
Views: 93,545
Posted By steelbikeguy

lovely sunny day today!! Lots of folks were...

lovely sunny day today!!
Lots of folks were enjoying the view atop the Illinois River bluffs, along Grandview Drive.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50518838247_2018ac6ab5_c_d.jpg
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10-19-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,175
Posted By steelbikeguy

yeah... that's what caused me to flinch and...

yeah... that's what caused me to flinch and shield my eyes too!

Smartwool still makes proper white socks, and they look fine with vintage shoes.
...
10-18-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By steelbikeguy

The cover reminds me that the era of toe clips...

The cover reminds me that the era of toe clips and down tube shifters lasted longer than I remember. I would have thought than Look clipless pedals had caught on by then. Of course, I was still...
10-12-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 93,545
Posted By steelbikeguy

yep, I always do what I can to not get in their...

yep, I always do what I can to not get in their way. They are busy at work, trying to feed the family, while I'm just out enjoying some recreation.

ah yes... the crop sprayers with the tall wheels...
10-12-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 93,545
Posted By steelbikeguy

Sunsets and sunrises are definitely the times of...

Sunsets and sunrises are definitely the times of day when you are likely to stop the bike and dig the camera out of the bag or pocket! The colors and the dramatic lighting just don't happen at...
10-12-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 93,545
Posted By steelbikeguy

.... and there's no question about who wins the...

.... and there's no question about who wins the game of chicken.....

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Steve in Peoria
10-09-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 93,545
Posted By steelbikeguy

The weather has been great lately, with sunny...

The weather has been great lately, with sunny skies, moderate temperatures and minimal wind. It seemed like an ideal time to get out for an evening ride and take a few photos.

There hasn't been...
10-07-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,849
Posted By steelbikeguy

Campagnolo did introduce a somewhat similar...

Campagnolo did introduce a somewhat similar chainrest device in the early 80's (or so). The Retrogrouch blog did a nice write-up of it....
The Retrogrouch: Campagnolo Portacatena: A Neat Idea...
10-05-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 982
Posted By steelbikeguy

diverging a bit into the subject of Raleigh-ish...

diverging a bit into the subject of Raleigh-ish water bottles... one of the best bike shops in the St. Louis area is Maplewood Bicycles. For some reason, they have a big collection of water...
10-05-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 982
Posted By steelbikeguy

boy.. I really don't know anything about that...

boy.. I really don't know anything about that period. If you are on the Classic Rendezvous google group, you might ask Scott Calhoun. When I wore the Levi's-Raleigh jersey at the 2016 CR event,...
10-05-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,849
Posted By steelbikeguy

Mark DiNucci is one of those guys who has been...

Mark DiNucci is one of those guys who has been producing great frames for decades, but hasn't gotten a lot of recognition.
One of his Strawberry frames was on display at the 2018 Classic Rendezvous...
10-04-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,849
Posted By steelbikeguy

Neat! I didn't realize that Gordon was building...

Neat! I didn't realize that Gordon was building frames that early. I'd guess he wasn't retired yet.

27" wheels were still common back then, but it's a shame that the frame wasn't tweaked to...
10-02-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 982
Posted By steelbikeguy

I love that the 753 sticker is all cracked and...

I love that the 753 sticker is all cracked and beat up... that's how you know that it is original! Well, at least that's been my experience with Reynolds decals of that era. :)

Seeing that...
10-01-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,849
Posted By steelbikeguy

I've posted my orange Borthwick previously, but...

I've posted my orange Borthwick previously, but since then I've tried wrapping the bars in the harlequin pattern using black and orange Tressostar tape.
Turns out that it's not easy to get that...
09-29-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,636
Posted By steelbikeguy

pretty cool! I kinda miss working on A-4's. ...

pretty cool!
I kinda miss working on A-4's.
The F-5's must have been somewhat similar.. i.e. it's a tiny airplane and all the stuff is crammed into inaccessible corners of the fuselage. :)
......
09-25-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,636
Posted By steelbikeguy

jeez.... I haven't thought about that in a long...

jeez.... I haven't thought about that in a long time!
I used it all the time when doing avionics work on A-4 Skyhawks in the Marines....
...
09-23-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,834
Posted By steelbikeguy

Mr. Chapman makes a nifty steel crankset. Not...

Mr. Chapman makes a nifty steel crankset.
Not sure if you can get it w/o buying a frame along with it (not that this would be a bad thing...)
...
09-19-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 141,253
Posted By steelbikeguy

The cool fall weather has arrived, giving me more...

The cool fall weather has arrived, giving me more opportunities to wear some of my old wool jerseys!
For this morning's ride with buddies, I had the pleasure of riding my '74 International and...
09-18-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,711
Posted By steelbikeguy

somewhat off-topic... I'm amazed that he could...

somewhat off-topic... I'm amazed that he could handle a camera on a stick well enough to pan around from the cranks to the derailleur, etc., without either sticking the camera into the spokes or...
09-17-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,711
Posted By steelbikeguy

I'm not going to lie... this thread is making me...

I'm not going to lie... this thread is making me feel even better about picking this up about 20 years ago....

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50282019198_327f5e56e0_c_d.jpg

It is nice...
09-15-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,041
Posted By steelbikeguy

I think this is the key... the grub screw that...

I think this is the key... the grub screw that sets the tilt eventually displaces some aluminum in the plate that it bears against. This causes a lack of tension in the main bolt, which allows it...
09-13-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,099
Posted By steelbikeguy

John, Julian, and Brian outside of Tanner's... ...

John, Julian, and Brian outside of Tanner's...
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50339575941_2f8090b41b_c_d.jpg

another shot of the gang relaxing outside of Tanner's......
09-13-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,099
Posted By steelbikeguy

John, Bob, and Julian on one of the many small...

John, Bob, and Julian on one of the many small paved roads that are typical of the area. With nearly no traffic, they make life pretty easy for cyclists....
09-13-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,099
Posted By steelbikeguy

after the usual chatting and gawking at shiny...

after the usual chatting and gawking at shiny bikes (and probably too many photos taken by some guy riding a Raleigh Team bike), the group gets underway!

Julian is in front as we head south on...
09-13-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,099
Posted By steelbikeguy

A new rider for this year is John, a rider from...

A new rider for this year is John, a rider from the outer edges of the Peoria area. I ran into him last year when he was riding a shiny steel Colnago at the bike club's invitational ride. We had a...
09-13-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,099
Posted By steelbikeguy

and back... the aforementioned Stronglight...

and back...

the aforementioned Stronglight crank with Zeus front derailleur and Atom 700 pedals
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50339160992_97b292be90_c_d.jpg

headtube and handlebars.......
09-13-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,099
Posted By steelbikeguy

Bernie, aka 76SLT here at Bike Forums, has also...

Bernie, aka 76SLT here at Bike Forums, has also had some fortune finding cool bikes! One of these is his 1971 Raleigh Competition. This is an unusual variation for those of us more familiar with...
09-13-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,099
Posted By steelbikeguy

...and back to Julian's Bruce Gordon touring...

...and back to Julian's Bruce Gordon touring bike...

the upper head tube lug...
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50338219548_dc6086a0fb_c_d.jpg

the lower head tube lug and fork crown.....
09-13-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,099
Posted By steelbikeguy

my ride report..... The weather on Saturday...

my ride report.....

The weather on Saturday was pretty awful, so it was delayed until today, Sunday. Springing this sort of change on people at the last minute is never good, so I wasn't really...
09-12-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 965
Posted By steelbikeguy

and approaching the problem from another...

and approaching the problem from another direction... have you verified that the rim is centered on the fork blades?

Steve in Peoria
09-10-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,321
Posted By steelbikeguy

cool stuff! Always fun to learn about stuff a...

cool stuff! Always fun to learn about stuff a few decades later! (I was so naive back then...)

here are some of the 7-11 details of my photos from the '82 Iron Horse. These are just from my...
09-10-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,321
Posted By steelbikeguy

just for fun... a couple of photos from the 1982...

just for fun... a couple of photos from the 1982 edition of the Iron Horse Classic race in Durango, Colorado. A buddy and some of his friends were racing as Cat 3's, and I was just along for the...
09-08-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,099
Posted By steelbikeguy

Glad to hear that you plan to attend! Now I...

Glad to hear that you plan to attend! Now I just have to cross a few more fingers and hope the weather doesn't end up nasty.

Also glad that you've gotten the 'dale that you were hoping for......
09-07-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,005
Posted By steelbikeguy

I've been retired for a few years and miss the...

I've been retired for a few years and miss the commute too. I even took a picture of the bike on the last day of bike commuting....

...
09-06-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,099
Posted By steelbikeguy

not directly related to the bike ride, but just a...

not directly related to the bike ride, but just a bit of interesting Peoria architecture......

This is the current Obed & Isaac's restaurant and microbrewery, formerly a Presbyterian church built...
09-02-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 828
Posted By steelbikeguy

So much space! Seems like a clear indication...

So much space!
Seems like a clear indication that the bike collection will be growing, eh?? Any planned acquisitions?

or... it would be a great venue for roller races in the winter! ...
08-29-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,099
Posted By steelbikeguy

I used to ride with a 68" gear, if memory serves....

I used to ride with a 68" gear, if memory serves. That's a pretty typical gear for riding on flat terrain, with some margin for grunting up hills and fast spinning down hills. 17mph was a nice...
08-29-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 575
Posted By steelbikeguy

there was a rather recent thread discussing the...

there was a rather recent thread discussing the perils of toe clips and straps.
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1210153-strap-pedals-eroica-how-much-pita.html

basically, just avoid...
08-29-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 925
Posted By steelbikeguy

I have to amend my earlier post... I've got some...

I have to amend my earlier post... I've got some earlier steel tire levers that I like better than my Eldi's. They are a bit smaller than the Eldi version.
...
08-29-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,099
Posted By steelbikeguy

only two weeks till the 2020 edition of the...

only two weeks till the 2020 edition of the Tanner's Orchard ride??!! Where does the time go?

okay, the weather has cooled off a bit and the wind was out of the north, so it's a good time to...
08-24-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 740
Posted By steelbikeguy

I've never actually used the endless band style...

I've never actually used the endless band style of clamp, but I did feel like it offered an improvement over the conventional clamp-on shift lever. ...and let me insert a shot of my trusty old...
08-23-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,345
Posted By steelbikeguy

why would you twist your foot when using slotted...

why would you twist your foot when using slotted cleats?
I still use slotted cleats, and just lift up very slightly and pull the foot back.

Steve in Peoria
08-21-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 434
Posted By steelbikeguy

Yep. It's a big metal shell, with carefully...

Yep.
It's a big metal shell, with carefully sealed entry and exit points (for both people and wires).
Part of the fun is that the testing tries to avoid reflections from the walls and ceiling, so...
08-21-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 434
Posted By steelbikeguy

pretty neat! Turbines are an amazing assembly...

pretty neat!
Turbines are an amazing assembly of airfoils going around and around (and some staying put). Lots of remarkable metallurgy too!

The last interesting lab that I worked in was this...
08-21-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 434
Posted By steelbikeguy

let's give this a try.... click on the...

let's give this a try....

click on the little "down" arrow in the lower right (next to the shopping cart)

...
08-18-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,227
Posted By steelbikeguy

I'm definitely a fan of looking at old bikes and...

I'm definitely a fan of looking at old bikes and wearing wool, but have never felt the urge to link it with riding crappy roads and suffering.
Dale's Classic Rendezvous gatherings have been a good...
08-15-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,099
Posted By steelbikeguy

it was a nice day with some winds expected from...

it was a nice day with some winds expected from the northwest, so it seemed like a good day to make a run up to Tanner's orchard to check the roads and the apple fritters (both are doing fine).

It...
08-12-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,345
Posted By steelbikeguy

Interesting question... I learned back in the...

Interesting question...
I learned back in the mid 70's as a teen age kid. I was wearing Adidas tennis shoes and learned to flip the pedal up and get into the toe clips. After a few years of this,...
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