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Forum: Touring
10-23-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,142
Posted By stardognine

I'm starting to think I'm in the middle of a...

I'm starting to think I'm in the middle of a weird, if not scary story, that's not over yet. 🤔 As most of you know, I've been in the Southwest for a good while now, bumming around & collecting...
Forum: Touring
10-23-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 376
Posted By stardognine

Why do they call them overalls, anyways, when...

Why do they call them overalls, anyways, when clearly they're just cutoff jeans? 🤔 They could still call them Daisy Dukes, I have no problem with that, lol, but they sure aren't coveralls or overalls.
10-23-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 272
Posted By stardognine

Cool looking paint, and overall bike. 😎 Congrats!...

Cool looking paint, and overall bike. 😎 Congrats! 👍 So, are you changing your forum name to Bertonigirll now? 😁😉
Forum: Touring
10-22-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 376
Posted By stardognine

Meant to say, I'm a sucker for those "Fresh...

Meant to say, I'm a sucker for those "Fresh Honey" signs, they seem to always have some fresh fruit, too. 😍
Forum: Touring
10-22-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 376
Posted By stardognine

Perspective is everything, lol. It looks like...

Perspective is everything, lol. It looks like you'd need a bike trailer, for that creampuff. 😁
I'm too skinny to waste time counting calories. I just eat all the time, touring or not. 👍
Forum: Touring
10-22-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 918
Views: 121,677
Posted By stardognine

Good idea. 👍 I figure if someone ignores a fair...

Good idea. 👍 I figure if someone ignores a fair warning, they pretty much deserve what they get. 🤔😉

That's a nice pic, with the red sky, but it's the wrong time of day. 😉 I remember that saying...
10-21-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,134
Posted By stardognine

Yikes, that procedure doesn't sound like much...

Yikes, that procedure doesn't sound like much fun. 🙁 Best wishes on a full & speedy recovery. 👍

My mother had problems with diabetes and weight problems most of her life, and ended up having...
10-21-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,696
Views: 161,905
Posted By stardognine

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Forum: Touring
10-21-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 121,677
Posted By stardognine

Holy cow!!! That stuff's worse than peyote...

Holy cow!!! That stuff's worse than peyote buttons! 😳😁 I had no idea. It's literally all over the side of the road, but here & there, not in large groups.
Thanks for enlightening me, I spent...
Forum: Touring
10-21-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By stardognine

Dude, take a day or so off. Don't burn your...

Dude, take a day or so off. Don't burn your bridges for no reason. I noticed a recent thread of yours got closed, but that's because you put an ad in the forum, instead of the proper classified...
Forum: Touring
10-21-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By stardognine

Ha, I almost did that today. 😁 I took everything...

Ha, I almost did that today. 😁 I took everything off the bike, to adjust my saddle's angle a smidge, and when I tried getting on for a short test ride, I lifted the weight of the load, that wasn't...
10-21-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,657
Posted By stardognine

I see you guys' point, for sure, but you have to...

I see you guys' point, for sure, but you have to understand my terrible secret; all I have to do is LOOK at my bike, and it becomes scratched. 🙄 That's why I've settled on old used but decent bikes....
10-21-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,134
Posted By stardognine

I saw that too, but was trying to be polite. 😁😉

I saw that too, but was trying to be polite. 😁😉
Forum: Touring
10-21-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By stardognine

Definitely more stable, if you're a stringbean...

Definitely more stable, if you're a stringbean like me. 😁 I was amazed to see recently, that I weigh 155, exactly what I weighed when I graduated H.S. 🙄

I really noticed it yesterday, coming down...
10-21-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 508
Views: 40,342
Posted By stardognine

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This sign is at the rest area, just west of...
10-21-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,134
Posted By stardognine

I hope this is the case. 🙂 My BP has always been...

I hope this is the case. 🙂 My BP has always been lower than normal, to the point that nurses or doctors who've checked it, would often do it 2 or 3 times, to make sure. 🤔 Some joked that I was TOO...
10-21-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,107
Posted By stardognine

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Ha, this one's on the Phoenix cl now. 😁 The ad says...
Forum: Touring
10-20-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 121,677
Posted By stardognine

Ha! That kinda puts things back in perspective,...

Ha! That kinda puts things back in perspective, huh? 😁

I'm not really too paranoid about snakes, but I do try to be smart. Actually, an older Native American guy told me that 90% of snake bites...
Forum: Touring
10-20-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 121,677
Posted By stardognine

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Forum: Touring
10-20-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 419
Posted By stardognine

Though I'm new to touring with 26" wheels, I can...

Though I'm new to touring with 26" wheels, I can already see the wisdom in this post. I killed a couple 700c wheels, with 32 spokes, and said never again.

I might have gone to 29er wheels, but...
10-20-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 1,613,548
Posted By stardognine

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Here's my '88 Bianchi Forte (middle of the lineup...
10-20-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 129
Posted By stardognine

I didn't mean to imply they mixed brands in any...

I didn't mean to imply they mixed brands in any years either, sorry if I confused anyone. I just meant to refer to the way they changed between Ishiwata for one year, to Tange for another. Hopefully,...
10-20-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 129
Posted By stardognine

You're right, of course, and I "kind of" saw...

You're right, of course, and I "kind of" saw that, (about their suppliers), but my mind didn't fully accept it. I guess I just don't think like a "business man". 🙁😉
10-20-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By stardognine

"7576"? That first 7 might be a "1", but it looks...

"7576"? That first 7 might be a "1", but it looks more like the punch stamped it a little crooked. Or that 6 might be an 8, the more I look.🤔
10-20-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 129
Posted By stardognine

You're right, I mis-remembered that part. Or...

You're right, I mis-remembered that part. Or mis-typed it, one or the other. 🤔 Maybe I can just blame Sheldon's glossary. 😁😉

I understand that Bianchi would have been interested in getting the...
10-20-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 129
Posted By stardognine

Bianchi Superset trivia.

This has been bugging me since I got my '88 Forte, and I finally found the answer, in Sheldon Brown's glossary.
The difference between Superset & Superset 2 is, original Superset from the '80s used...
10-20-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,107
Posted By stardognine

I can remember seeing a couple of those...

I can remember seeing a couple of those double-decker bikes, back in the early 70s. This was in the Pittsburgh, PA area, where there were plenty of crazy people, some with tools. 😁 I guess I just...
10-20-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 756
Posted By stardognine

Good eye. 👍 You think it might be a 720? 🤔

Good eye. 👍 You think it might be a 720? 🤔
10-20-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 183
Posted By stardognine

Ha! You must be an old geezer (like me, lol). I...

Ha! You must be an old geezer (like me, lol). I haven't heard Paul Harvey in a long, long time. 😁

I bought one of these Schwinn Suburbans around 10 years ago, just because it was so cheap,...
10-20-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By stardognine

I like that blue, and the bike wearing it. 👍 ...

I like that blue, and the bike wearing it. 👍
If you're not in Worshington state, you might have to move there. That's obviously the Singer gathering place. 😁😉
Forum: Touring
10-20-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 918
Views: 121,677
Posted By stardognine

Exactly. 😎

Exactly. 😎
10-20-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 866
Posted By stardognine

Same here. I'm usually looking for a taller stem,...

Same here. I'm usually looking for a taller stem, but this one's just TOO goofy-looking. 😁😉 Plus there's no forward extension, that would get old quick. 🙄
10-20-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,657
Posted By stardognine

Very cool stuff there! 👍 Like most of us here, I...

Very cool stuff there! 👍 Like most of us here, I probably wouldn't even ride it, it deserves special treatment, way beyond my capabilities. 😉
10-20-19, 03:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By stardognine

Well, yeah, but when you're riding alone, you're...

Well, yeah, but when you're riding alone, you're kinda stuck with yourself. 😁😉
Forum: Touring
10-19-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,061
Posted By stardognine

Too late, this zombie's alive! 😁😉 I'm currently...

Too late, this zombie's alive! 😁😉 I'm currently touring on a 1988 Bianchi Forte (in the middle of that year's MTB lineup), and love it. 😎 One of the best things about it, you can cruise right over...
Forum: Touring
10-19-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 121,677
Posted By stardognine

Yep, but it's not nearly as heavy as it looks. I...

Yep, but it's not nearly as heavy as it looks. I have a down sleeping bag & down parka in the bottom, so it's like 10 or 15 pounds altogether. 😁 Plus it's perfect for light food, like tater chips &...
Forum: Touring
10-19-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 121,677
Posted By stardognine

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Forum: Touring
10-19-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 121,677
Posted By stardognine

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Forum: Touring
10-19-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By stardognine

They'd never let you on the freeway with that...

They'd never let you on the freeway with that thing. They barely tolerate bicycles, sometimes. 😉
Forum: Touring
10-19-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,418
Posted By stardognine

^^^ teacherlady, if this were a competition,...

^^^ teacherlady, if this were a competition, you'd win. 👍 Cool story, thanks for posting. 😎
10-16-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By stardognine

I just grabbed an old pair of 7-speed...

I just grabbed an old pair of 7-speed Grip-Shifters recently, because they're like new, and they were basically free, came on a bike I bought for parts. 🙂 I never really used this type of shifters...
10-16-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By stardognine

Very nice! 👍 No criticism from here, just enjoy...

Very nice! 👍 No criticism from here, just enjoy it. 😉 I'm not gonna talk too much about it, & jinx myself, lol, but I think I have another 'dale in my future. 😎😉
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 121,677
Posted By stardognine

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How about a pair of raccoons? I seem to have an...
10-15-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,730
Posted By stardognine

Congrats on the score, and I'll remember the...

Congrats on the score, and I'll remember the previous owner, at the proper time. 😉

I was actually gonna call dibs on that roller cam brake, before I finished reading that first post, lol. 😁😉 I...
10-15-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,038
Posted By stardognine

Aha, so I'm finally ahead of the curve, with my...

Aha, so I'm finally ahead of the curve, with my '88 Bianchi MTB. 😁 All I need now, is some of those fancy discus brakes, to upgrade my rear U-Brake. 🤔😉
10-15-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 520
Posted By stardognine

Looking good there. 👍 I guess I misunderstood you...

Looking good there. 👍 I guess I misunderstood you before, I thought you bought both bikes. Not to worry, you chose the right one, in my opinion. And don't feel pressured about going back for the...
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 918
Views: 121,677
Posted By stardognine

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Good stuff there, about chocolate. 👍 I like,...
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,550
Posted By stardognine

That still happens to me on the road. All the...

That still happens to me on the road. All the time. 🙄😉 Just this morning, I hit the grocery store and a thrift store, and added about 10 pounds! 😮 But the extra large yogurt is gone now, and I'll...
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,148
Posted By stardognine

Why not? They apparently tax everything else. 😉 ...

Why not? They apparently tax everything else. 😉

But I get cougrr's point. I should just shuddup & be glad things aren't worser. 🙄😁😉
10-14-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 181,446
Posted By stardognine

I like the looks of that Trek, mostly. You did...

I like the looks of that Trek, mostly. You did say it's still a work in progress, so final judgement is still pending. 😉

For wrenching, I repacked my front hub this morning, and my headset...
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