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09-11-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 365
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Posted By klasse

yeah you will recognize my ride as it's a 62cm...

yeah you will recognize my ride as it's a 62cm RB-1. seen here with my sister's 54.5cm on Solvang Century years ago....
09-09-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 40,702
Posted By xiaoman1

It only takes 1 to start the movement...well...

It only takes 1 to start the movement...well maybe 2 :D...so find a friend and start inviting others to join in on the fun....Facebook cycling group?
Best, Ben
09-09-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 40,702
Posted By embankmentlb

I just love this! I wish there was interest in c...

I just love this! I wish there was interest in c & v here in north ga.
09-08-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 40,702
Posted By repechage

the 101 on Saturday was not killer Save Calabasas...

the 101 on Saturday was not killer Save Calabasas but 110 through most of the Valley... will ignore Woodland Hills... scary.
Sunday found me in Ventura in the AM
took the coast back South, So, so...
09-08-20, 09:05 PM
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Posted By dunkleosteus

Looks like a fun ride! I'll join some time! I...

Looks like a fun ride! I'll join some time! I think the PCC flea market is the same day of the month (though it's not happening right now because of the pandemic). Seems like a great combination. You...
09-08-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 40,702
Posted By Kabuki12

I really want to do this ride sometime. I am self...

I really want to do this ride sometime. I am self employed and Mondays are usually hectic and I go in super early. So after riding and then driving back to Santa Paula in L.A. traffic it is a bit...
09-08-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 40,702
Posted By malcala622

I would have taken my Tommasini Prestige with its...

I would have taken my Tommasini Prestige with its newly installed Concor America saddle. Also to test out the recently adjusted headset.

...
09-07-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 40,702
Posted By jackbombay

To juxtapose the heat you're dealing with I'll...

To juxtapose the heat you're dealing with I'll post a pic of my bike that I'd like to ride there posed in a bit of snow, pic from last winter in Idaho. 1973 Raleigh Super Course.
...
09-07-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 40,702
Posted By ooga-booga

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1493/c2900fe5_0bdc_4cb1_9bf7_daf007e30dea_757fd09d3737e42bfc769b624d1c2b9cebf805c5.jpeg
‘85 pinarello treviso...
09-07-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,160
Posted By cudak888

^ This is probably the wisest post in this...

^
This is probably the wisest post in this entire thread.

-Kurt
09-07-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,243
Posted By randyjawa

We will see what shows up after the Labor Day...

We will see what shows up after the Labor Day Weekend, a weekend that tends to produce a bit of increased flow to the land fill sites. Anyway, in the process of cleaning up the Bianchi Grizzly. The...
09-07-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,160
Posted By kunsunoke

This market is wildly inconsistent. Vintage...

This market is wildly inconsistent. Vintage stuff is overpriced (particularly on eBay) and nobody wants it. Cheap stuff is overpriced and nobody wants it. But if your bike is from one of the large...
09-06-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,245
Posted By 64Pete

Even with cleats I can get my feet out ok. When...

Even with cleats I can get my feet out ok. When my size 12's want out they come out.
It's just not necessary to tighten the straps that tight on a non-competitive ride. (my opinion of course)

Pete
09-06-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,160
Posted By rosefarts

Sometimes, the saltiest sellers have the sweetest...

Sometimes, the saltiest sellers have the sweetest stuff.

Not sure about this guy but I've seen it.

The idea that they don't care if it sells, and can spend another 20 years on a shelf is kinda...
09-06-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,160
Posted By tkamd73

Yup, and maybe some of the Far Side, and ...

Yup, and maybe some of the Far Side, and definitely more Calvin and Hobbs.
Tim
09-06-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,160
Posted By randyjawa

I don't know about most of the situations that...

I don't know about most of the situations that other BF members experience during this pandemic. My situation is near complete isolation, at my summer cottage on the shore of Loon Lake, Northwestern...
09-05-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,245
Posted By SewardRum

For the Eroica California, I used an old pair of...

For the Eroica California, I used an old pair of leather lace-up MTB shoes and I ground off some of the composite lugs on the sole to make it easier to slide in and out of the toe-clips and pedal...
09-05-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,160
Posted By clubman

This is 4 minutes I won't get back. Make that...

This is 4 minutes I won't get back. Make that 4:10. Let's ride!
09-05-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 58,126
Views: 8,487,649
Posted By djkashuba

Vintage Raleigh Super Course Bicycle - $160 (mill...

Vintage Raleigh Super Course Bicycle - $160 (mill valley)https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik/d/mill-valley-vintage-raleigh-super/7190561136.html
...
09-04-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,058
Posted By rhm

"Is it dumb to buy a used leather saddle?" ...

"Is it dumb to buy a used leather saddle?"

That's like asking whether it's dumb to gamble. If you understand the risks and can evaluate the goods, maybe it's not gambling. If you don't know what...
09-03-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,058
Posted By gugie

I've heard the "never tighten the tension screw"...

I've heard the "never tighten the tension screw" so many times I thought for sure it was gospel. It can be too loose, however.
...
09-03-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,058
Posted By conspiratemus1

Recently purchased used ones are nice because it...

Recently purchased used ones are nice because it usually means the owner tried it, didn't like it, didn't ride it much, and is moving on to something else, rather than using it until it's totally...
09-03-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 58,126
Views: 8,487,649
Posted By xiaoman1

For 75.00 I would miss a few dinners....that is a...

For 75.00 I would miss a few dinners....that is a STEEL (steal) !
Barcons and twine on the tape, what's not to like?
If the garage is full already use the living room...that's what it's for....
08-30-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,095
Posted By daka

When I was in my teens in the late '60s early...

When I was in my teens in the late '60s early '70s there was a Sugden & Lynch bicycle shop in Menlo Park (about 30 miles south of San Francisco). It was run by two brothers - Nick and Martin Lynch...
08-30-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 58,126
Views: 8,487,649
Posted By NatusEstInSuht

Vintage Gitane Toilet Paper Roll Holder

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/FIGNON-LEMOND-HINAULT-GITANE-PRO-TEAM-DEROULEUR-rare-ET-unique/124314153786?hash=item1cf1b3733a:g:WSQAAOSw2AdfOO8~

RARE AND UNIQUE!
GITANE PRO TEAM TOILET / WC UNROLLER...
08-30-20, 02:07 PM
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Views: 323
Posted By iab

No. But tedious and time consuming. ...

No. But tedious and time consuming.



Your thinking is incorrect.
08-30-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 570
Posted By juvela

----- Thanks so much DCI Moss. ;) ...

-----

Thanks so much DCI Moss. ;)

Always knocks 'em clean out the ballpark he do! :thumb: :)


-----
08-30-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 570
Posted By MauriceMoss

tonyfourdogs - It would be great to see closeups...

tonyfourdogs - It would be great to see closeups of the brake bridge, seat stay caps (aka top eyes) and the frame number, if nothing else, for future reference.

From the details I can see in the...
08-29-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,245
Posted By conspiratemus1

While this may well be true for an individual it...

While this may well be true for an individual it is not necessarily generalizably true for all. It’s worth noting that Shimano in the package insert — yeah, I know, who reads them? — for its SPD...
08-29-20, 02:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 876
Posted By Andy_K

Thanks for the idea of looking through old...

Thanks for the idea of looking through old messages. I just did that, and now the mystery is solved.

I got this as part of a larger multi-component SunTour Superbe for Campy Super Record trade I...
08-29-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 755
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Oh, man. You bought a bunch of upside down...

Oh, man. You bought a bunch of upside down stuff. :(

Look, I'm your friend, so I'll take it off your hands and we'll never mention this to anyone.
08-28-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 876
Posted By Mad Honk

Andy, I kept wondering where I had misplaced...

Andy,
I kept wondering where I had misplaced that headset, now I know. It will work nicely on my newly acquired 89 paramount. Smiles, MH
08-28-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 876
Posted By Andy_K

Well, that's why it has taken two weeks to get to...

Well, that's why it has taken two weeks to get to this point. I've been shifting things back and forth, throwing out trash and putting a few things in their proper place as I go. Here was the other...
08-28-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By madpogue

Show of hands, who has one in the closet? ...

Show of hands, who has one in the closet?


Okay, I don't really want to know.....
08-28-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 876
Posted By natterberry

Thats clearly a rag hanger with fancy decals.

Thats clearly a rag hanger with fancy decals.
08-28-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,060
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, winter in New England is just another...

Yeah, winter in New England is just another excuse for n+1, but one you can trash.
...
08-27-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By Slightspeed

Good and hopeful thoughts to all those affected....

Good and hopeful thoughts to all those affected. We've been in our house going on 46 years, thru countless fires, even seen flames from our front yard. Scarry deal. Last year it got within 1.5 miles...
08-27-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,060
Posted By rccardr

I enjoy riding everywhere I go. And I go...

I enjoy riding everywhere I go.

And I go everywhere a lot.
08-27-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By oneclick

https://www.bikeforums.net/sale/1211489-ta-tandem-...

https://www.bikeforums.net/sale/1211489-ta-tandem-triple-28-42-52-crossover.html

the pretty pic:

...
08-27-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,060
Posted By randyjawa

I spend half the year riding in Canada and the...

I spend half the year riding in Canada and the other half riding in Jamaica. Lots and lots of hills in both places. Really rough roads in Jamaica and only a couple on not so bad rough ones in the...
08-27-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,060
Posted By rhm

There are just so many different kinds of...

There are just so many different kinds of topography! I'd love to see them all, ride them all, at least enough to get bored with each. But i can't.

My daily commute takes me through suburban...
08-27-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,060
Posted By iab

Ummmm... Isn't that the point? I'd rather...

Ummmm... Isn't that the point?

I'd rather spend my money on a different riding experience than doing the same thing day in and day out. My hero in this regard is Doc. He is galavanting across...
08-27-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,060
Posted By BFisher

I feel for those who routinely put up with...

I feel for those who routinely put up with goatheads, harsh headwinds, loads and loads of rain.

I am a solo rider and live in a valley. Down the river and back is flatish, and I can get an...
08-27-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,060
Posted By squirtdad

sounds dumb but weight and bike tires make for...

sounds dumb but weight and bike tires make for really different what works for me PSI setups I find my self thinking why in the world would that person ride so low a pressure..... me 244 them 160...
08-27-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 58,126
Views: 8,487,649
Posted By sheddle

https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/bik/d/sammamish...

https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/bik/d/sammamish-54cm-davidson-challenge/7185379248.html

54cm Davidson Challenge - $550 (Redmond)
...
08-27-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,060
Posted By scozim

As one from the rural PNW I can't relate to the...

As one from the rural PNW I can't relate to the flat lands or city riding. I'm so used the variation you find here between mountains, hills, farm country, miles and miles of back roads, paved MUP's,...
08-27-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,060
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

It's why I always qualify my riding scenario when...

It's why I always qualify my riding scenario when discussing brakes or anything else vintage that may be "just fine" to many but aren't in an area with steep hills (mountain roads or in the city);...
08-27-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,060
Posted By nlerner

Here's a pretty typical weekend ride for me,...

Here's a pretty typical weekend ride for me, usually with one or two others with one stop for food along the way. It starts in a fairly urban environment in the Boston area, but in no more than 10...
08-27-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,060
Posted By Murray Missile

What part of the state do you live in? The...

What part of the state do you live in? The Southern tip and NW corner most definitely have hills. Not on the order of some places but big enough they'll make you hurt. The Shawnee National Forest in...
08-27-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,060
Posted By Erzulis Boat

The Campagnolo Delta brake discussion. I...

The Campagnolo Delta brake discussion.

I live/ride in a very mountainous area, and brakes are super critical. We regularly do descents that push the limits of even modern disc setups. One of my...
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