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09-14-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,024
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: 1,836
Views: 150,669
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: 1,603
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: 1,443
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: 699
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: 511
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: 1,130
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: 326
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: 20,508
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: 33,373
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: 698
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: 552
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: 1,443
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: 7,399
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: 552
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: 1,375
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: 6,641
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: 1,485
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: 1,061
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: 1,762
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: 4,408
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: 1,762
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: 1,762
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: 29,826
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: 184
Views: 11,140
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: 480
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: 9,395
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: 480
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: 358
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: 217
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: 1,202
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...
08-04-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,090
Posted By Kent T

Your score is awesome, well arranged, well...

Your score is awesome, well arranged, well played, and interesting listening, dkatz1. I enjoyed hearing this. I hope this work makes it to Knoxville, at the next Big Ears Festival. It blows minds. It...
08-04-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,090
Posted By Kent T

I ride hearing music in various meters in my...

I ride hearing music in various meters in my head, as space and time move forward in unusual meter and time signatures, the left drags the right side, as legs move in spastic, out of synchronization,...
08-02-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,740
Posted By Kent T

My late, outgrown, beloved NOS 1969 International...

My late, outgrown, beloved NOS 1969 International greenie in 1973 was not "Ponderous" handling. It was lively, tracked straight, went where I pointed it unfailingly, athletic, but not too twitchy. My...
08-02-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By Kent T

This is an awesome, well reasoned, well thought...

This is an awesome, well reasoned, well thought out post. Bike Forums C&V logic at it's finest.
08-02-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By Kent T

On the 531 bike, lose the Huret dropout equipped...

On the 531 bike, lose the Huret dropout equipped models, please. Replace that with a nice Claud Butler, Jack Taylor or something like that. Huret will fail ye, and causeth much gnashing of teeth. Get...
08-01-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,295
Posted By Kent T

I favor older Campagnolo Athena myself. I dislike...

I favor older Campagnolo Athena myself. I dislike and despise what Shimano and SRAM have become as monopolies. And a Gallic bike needs Italian independent componentry anyway. Since there's little...
08-01-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,740
Posted By Kent T

I have a 1982 Bridgestone Spica which will have...

I have a 1982 Bridgestone Spica which will have one fitted ASAP, and a replacement for the medieval torture device aka seat on it. Which is the one originally fitted item on this bike which is of...
07-31-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,263
Posted By Kent T

Huret, durable, Hardly! Shifted with the...

Huret, durable, Hardly! Shifted with the precision of a Scud Missile. Good by the standards of say, 1963. Compare a $200 Motobecane, Gitane, Peugeot, or a Raleigh, of the day to a $200 Schwinn, the...
07-31-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,263
Posted By Kent T

Orange of this era, my favorite Schwinn color....

Orange of this era, my favorite Schwinn color. Thanks for the correction about the Sports Tourer. I like it. I wish in that era, that Schwinn had a small enough frame size for me to have ridden one.
07-30-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,263
Posted By Kent T

Should have been done in 1973, for all of the new...

Should have been done in 1973, for all of the new ones. Then Super Sport would have been justified. Schwinn's introduction of the LeTour made the Super Sport look dated, overpriced, and less of a buy...
07-30-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,360
Posted By Kent T

I wish my beater bikes had this nice of a frame,...

I wish my beater bikes had this nice of a frame, by the way. Reynolds 531, a touch of class. I have a motto in life, "If It Fits, It Shifts, and I can ride it, I give it a try, if possible" P.S. A...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,052
Posted By Kent T

I worked with a Speed-bag at an Adaptive Sports...

I worked with a Speed-bag at an Adaptive Sports festival.(the one which also got me back on a bike after 29 years of not riding one) I found this useful as a mental-muscular exercise to improve motor...
07-30-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,772
Posted By Kent T

And to add insult to injury, the Jubilees were...

And to add insult to injury, the Jubilees were anything but reliable. A Vx is a major upgrade in the reliability department, and a Vx in the rear adds to that reliability. Suntour works well, shifted...
07-27-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,504
Posted By Kent T

"We're All Bozos On This Bus"

"We're All Bozos On This Bus"
07-20-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 36,105
Posted By Kent T

I like Murphy's in Nitro cans when I can find...

I like Murphy's in Nitro cans when I can find some. A good Irish Stout. You need to play some The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem loudly when you drink them.
Replies: 2
Views: 2,334
Posted By Kent T

A Roho will keep your pressure sore issues at...

A Roho will keep your pressure sore issues at bay. A recommended purchase for you. A good thing if you are prone to this issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,004
Posted By Kent T

And for me, it's built really close to home....

And for me, it's built really close to home. Factory level support is nearby. As in 1 hour drive South.
07-18-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,792
Posted By Kent T

This would be practical. Position Fuji as one...

This would be practical. Position Fuji as one tier below Cannondale, sold in LBS who have Cannondale dealerships. A good line to sell as a lower end alternative to Cannondale, and get that customer....
07-18-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,060
Posted By Kent T

And no bag limits!!! Wonder which caliber is best...

And no bag limits!!! Wonder which caliber is best suited for this application.
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