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Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 650
Posted By Cougrrcj

Of course, this past weekend gave the northern...

Of course, this past weekend gave the northern end of your trip over three inches of rain in 30 hours, so the Towpath section is closed and under water! The Cuyahoga River between Akron and...
03-30-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By Cougrrcj

I spent hours polishing the factory Ukai rims of...

I spent hours polishing the factory Ukai rims of my '75 Fuji S-10S with Simichrome polish until they absolutely gleamed! Then someone asked if my bike had chrome steel rims... (like the earlier...
03-30-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,273
Posted By Cougrrcj

We should start a thread for "Who here has...

We should start a thread for "Who here has personally ever had a bike stolen?..."

A shorter thread would be "...and has ever gotten it back"

Sad...


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03-29-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 463
Posted By Cougrrcj

Vintage = When bikes were lugged steel. Better...

Vintage = When bikes were lugged steel. Better ones were butted CrMo. End of discussion.
03-29-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,273
Posted By Cougrrcj

What? You're in Kentuck and you've never heard of...

What? You're in Kentuck and you've never heard of the '4S rule'? Shoot Shoplifter, Shovel, and Shut up. 'nuff said

...and if called to testify remember this: I can't remember... I don't recall.......
03-29-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By Cougrrcj

Every time someone posts a request for 'help...

Every time someone posts a request for 'help dating...' -- I wanna post a smart-ass remark like 'Get your own date!' or 'I've been out of the dating scene since 198x when I got married'


BTW, my...
03-29-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Cougrrcj

That'll teach me not to offer semi-informed...

That'll teach me not to offer semi-informed opinions from my phone! Hard to see a lot of the small details on my phone screen.

I was looking at some of the pics of my '86 Miyata 710 (spooned...
03-28-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Cougrrcj

I'm inclined to say NOT a Miyata. Seat stay caps...

I'm inclined to say NOT a Miyata. Seat stay caps look wrong, Miyata usually used a chain-slap hoop on the d/s chainstay, and (cant see from pics) a chain hanger on the inside of the driveside seat...
03-28-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,240
Posted By Cougrrcj

I had posted this in the 'Vintage Tourers'...

I had posted this in the 'Vintage Tourers' thread, but you asked for middle-ground, and that's what it is...

My '84 Miyata-built Univega Gran Tourismo. Pretty much the equivalent of a Miyata 610...
03-25-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 533
Posted By Cougrrcj

At 'only' 5'8" and cycled everywhere in my youth...

At 'only' 5'8" and cycled everywhere in my youth on heavy all-steel bikes, I had what I called 'Earl Campbell thighs' -- You older guys will catch the reference. VERY strong legs. I could do reps...
Forum: Touring
03-25-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,266
Posted By Cougrrcj

Those look like the normal Red-Winged Blackbird...

Those look like the normal Red-Winged Blackbird we have here in the Midwest.. BUT there is a sub-variation in Costal California called the Tri-colored Blackbird. ...
03-25-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,598
Posted By Cougrrcj

Sorry, just ain't gonna happen... Horizontal...

Sorry, just ain't gonna happen... Horizontal toptube and lugged steel are a must for this Luddite. So is friction shifting (classic three-speeds and early rigid MTBs excluded). I won't even look...
03-25-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,120
Posted By Cougrrcj

Snip /snip You DO realize that most of...

Snip

/snip

You DO realize that most of the bikes before 1970 were hi-ten (not CrMo), right? I STILL ride my '75 Fuji S-10S that has a high-ten frame... I bought it new back then, and at 26...
03-25-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 505
Posted By Cougrrcj

LBS (Local? none withing 10 miles of me here in...

LBS (Local? none withing 10 miles of me here in the sticks) no, a bike CoOp would be a better choice...
03-21-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,193
Posted By Cougrrcj

this ...

this
https://pics.me.me/thumb_he-doesnt-know-how-to-use-the-three-seashells-demolition-53797002.png
03-21-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,019
Posted By Cougrrcj

I'm digging the vintage frames from the 'chrome...

I'm digging the vintage frames from the 'chrome socks' era.
03-21-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,102
Posted By Cougrrcj

I haven't spent a lot in the last two years...

I haven't spent a lot in the last two years anyway. I bought all the parts for the bikes in the que...

Well, almost. I'm trying to decide if 'restoring' a '65 Schwinn Racer is worth it -- need...
03-21-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,019
Posted By Cougrrcj

I don't have a pic of the completed bike, but...

I don't have a pic of the completed bike, but just LOOK at the paint on this frost blue (they call it 'Silver Mist') '84 Univega... got shiny new wheels for it, too!...
03-18-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 756
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've never run the cables on any of my bikes with...

I've never run the cables on any of my bikes with SunTour barcons under the tape all the way to the handlebar stem. I attempted that method once, and there was just too much friction, so I unwrapped...
03-15-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Cougrrcj

Should I mention what I paid for a set of Phil...

Should I mention what I paid for a set of Phil Wood bubs back in '76-77? I built both wheels with those Phil hubs, narrow alloy 36h 27" clincher rims and stainless butted spokes for under $100... ...
03-15-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 184,432
Posted By Cougrrcj

here's a somewhat older pic of eight (of the 14...

here's a somewhat older pic of eight (of the 14 at the time) of our little fur factories on the couch at one time....
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03-15-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Cougrrcj

SunTour Cyclone rear derailleurs at $16.95, Compe...

SunTour Cyclone rear derailleurs at $16.95, Compe V for 4.95? - advertised as rear but must have been front... and ALLOY Winner freewheels for $13.95, custom freewheels for $15.95... Shoulda...
03-15-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By Cougrrcj

I have moderate-to-severe arthritis in my C3-C4,...

I have moderate-to-severe arthritis in my C3-C4, and actually retired from work because I had very limited ROM turning my head to the left to look for traffic. As a curbside mail carrier, it is hard...
03-15-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Cougrrcj

I will also say that I'm a SunTour loyalist, so...

I will also say that I'm a SunTour loyalist, so all of my road bikes have Winner Ultra-spaced 6-speeds. I DO have a 'new take-off' Shimano 14-28 TZ20 that came on one of my purchases that you are...
03-15-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Cougrrcj

Well, since you're in the glacially-scoured...

Well, since you're in the glacially-scoured flatlands of the southern Great Lakes like I am (Lorain County just west of the Cleveland area)... I personally don't need much beyond a 21t or 24t big...
03-15-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 637
Posted By Cougrrcj

I look for deals on consumables. I look for...

I look for deals on consumables. I look for clearance sales on lined brake housing in a color I think I might want... Same for bar tape... Sometimes tires...
03-15-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 958
Posted By Cougrrcj

I had that problem fitting 700x28s on my '86...

I had that problem fitting 700x28s on my '86 Miyata 710. Only 1mm of clearance - maybe...
...
03-15-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,193
Posted By Cougrrcj

Alcohol kills germs, so - Yeah, why not!

Alcohol kills germs, so - Yeah, why not!
03-13-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,028
Posted By Cougrrcj

Looking good Vic! I'd advise to not over-do it,...

Looking good Vic! I'd advise to not over-do it, but too late!!

Sorry to hear about the friend's bike theft. I'm sure you'll come up with some sort of work-around there...

Just keep plugging...
03-13-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,009
Posted By Cougrrcj

The LBS shop that packed my 57cm '86 Miyata 710...

The LBS shop that packed my 57cm '86 Miyata 710 for $75 packing fee did a piss-poor job, and it arrive with a bunch of new scratches from AZ to OH.

Conversely, the 25" '82 Miyata 1000that I...
03-08-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,489
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've kept my '75 Fuji S-10S bought new since...

I've kept my '75 Fuji S-10S bought new since 1976, so I guess that's a keeper...

My next 'best bike' is the '86 Miyata 710 for a road bike, but --

The '84 Univega Gran Tourismo is probably my...
03-08-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 176,113
Posted By Cougrrcj

By the time you see my 'war face' it is already...

By the time you see my 'war face' it is already too late for you! Or 'you don't want to see me when I'm angry'. Which do you prefer? ;)
03-08-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,815
Posted By Cougrrcj

I'll admit (now well-past the statute of...

I'll admit (now well-past the statute of limitations) that I literally took out such a doggie. I was riding home late one summer night after a few hours on the local tennis courts, playing against...
03-08-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,507
Posted By Cougrrcj

Bike, not Trike would have been the '50s-era...

Bike, not Trike would have been the '50s-era 24-inch balloon-tired Montgomery Ward 'Western Flyer' step through 'girls bike' that my folks bought used for my older sister in ~1960. The story is that...
03-07-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,815
Posted By Cougrrcj

It IS the rabbit! ...

It IS the rabbit!

https://youtu.be/XcxKIJTb3Hg
03-07-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,032
Posted By Cougrrcj

We're having the same problem at work --...

We're having the same problem at work -- shipments from the Far East are stalled. We NEED our photoresist coating compound to stay in business. No, there are no other sources of the specialty...
03-06-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 767
Posted By Cougrrcj

I used to walk for a living (carrying mail ~ 7-9...

I used to walk for a living (carrying mail ~ 7-9 miles/day) and I liked my shoes to stay tied tightly. Some styles of laces just don't like to stay tied, and I was not a fan of double-knotting those...
03-06-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,429
Posted By Cougrrcj

I carried mail for 33 years. I learned years ago...

I carried mail for 33 years. I learned years ago not to eat when it is cold outside. Your body's blood will go to your digestive system instead of the extremities (fingers/toes), and you'll only feel...
03-05-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,429
Posted By Cougrrcj

My local cycling club is having their annual...

My local cycling club is having their annual Chili Ride this Saturday. With snow possible tomorrow evening, and a forecast high temp of 45 on Saturday (25° at ride start) , I'm gonna pass on the...
03-05-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 767
Posted By Cougrrcj

I prefer flat athletic laces over round dress...

I prefer flat athletic laces over round dress laces simply because of knot-holding ability. I try to 'dress-up' my shoes a bit, so I'll try to find some sort of color (other than the usual...
03-05-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 760
Posted By Cougrrcj

The US Air Force Museum uses foam in the tires of...

The US Air Force Museum uses foam in the tires of display aircraft. A 50,000-pound plane needs to keep it's tires inflated, too. Your tandem should be just fine with the same...
03-04-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By Cougrrcj

I used to be 5'8-1/2" with only a 29-30" pants...

I used to be 5'8-1/2" with only a 29-30" pants inseam, but have shrunk over the years to barely 5'7". I am long of torso and arms (34" sleeve), so I prefer a longer frame. I can barely straddle a...
03-03-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By Cougrrcj

These two might look different since the stem on...

These two might look different since the stem on the Fuji is definitely taller, but look at the position of the drops - both are mid-headtube. The Fuji's bars have a LOT more drop than the Miyata.
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03-02-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,403
Posted By Cougrrcj

Car-related rant from a Senior Citizen -- ...

Car-related rant from a Senior Citizen --

From someone who learned to drive in Mom's '68 Olds Delta Custom 2-dr fastback 'Holiday Coupe' with a fire-breathing, Premium-fuel-only 455-cubic inch...
03-02-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2,231
Views: 723,687
Posted By Cougrrcj

Damn that Photobucket with it's 'hostage' ransom...

Damn that Photobucket with it's 'hostage' ransom demands... I had posted my 'vintage tourers' before, so here's a set of NON-hostage photos

All I have to offer today are these two that I still...
03-01-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,941
Posted By Cougrrcj

Hmmm, lemme put in my thoughts -- This...

Hmmm, lemme put in my thoughts --

This 'thing' started as the pages on the calendar kept changing. I bought my now-C&V Fuji new in October of 1976. I've been riding it ever since. 'It' didn't...
Forum: Touring
03-01-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,607
Posted By Cougrrcj

I guess you have to put in a restaurant location...

I guess you have to put in a restaurant location to see the menu first... Oh well...Lemme just say that like all drinks at a restaurant, it was waaaaay overpriced. $3 each!!
02-29-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,405
Posted By Cougrrcj

Glad you're mending as well as can be expected. ...

Glad you're mending as well as can be expected. Unexpected faceplants rarely turn out better - just be glad you DID have the helmet! That dent/scrape at the front of the helmet would have been your...
Forum: Touring
02-29-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,607
Posted By Cougrrcj

I had a 'Well, whaddya know' moment yesterday at...

I had a 'Well, whaddya know' moment yesterday at lunch. Chipotle Mexican Grille has Mexican Coke -- here in Northern Ohio! https://www.chipotle.com/order/build/sides-&-drinks I was shocked, to say...
02-27-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,403
Posted By Cougrrcj

During Ohio's all-too-short commuting season --...

During Ohio's all-too-short commuting season -- I won't commute in the dark-dark, adverse weather, or when the temps are below 45 in the morning -- hence I only commute from the first of May to...
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