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03-30-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By canklecat

Yup. I've been a prepper since the 1970s. I went...

Yup. I've been a prepper since the 1970s. I went through a late-Cold War survivalist phase but soon regained my sanity and resumed what my family considered normal preparedness.

So I've always...
01-13-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 799
Posted By squirtdad

I don't think it is black and white....especially...

I don't think it is black and white....especially with many people putting what IMHO the two best tech improvements in bike technolgy dual pivot brakes, and brifters on vintage bikes

Racing: as...
01-10-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 529
Views: 102,450
Posted By Smokinapankake

Donít think Iíve posted mine here; a 1985 Peugeot...

Donít think Iíve posted mine here; a 1985 Peugeot Canyon Express. Bought at a thrift store some 15 or so years ago, tried to sell it (thank goodness no one wanted it), been riding it since. Couple...
01-05-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,695
Posted By J.Higgins

I slept on it, and now I'm beginning to think you...

I slept on it, and now I'm beginning to think you are spot-on with your assessment. It IS rather flamboyant, but still has a bit of style. In my mind's eye, I can envision an Ultegra 11-speed on it,...
12-30-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,225
Posted By merziac

All of them, plus 2 or 3 more that are on their...

All of them, plus 2 or 3 more that are on their way. :innocent:
12-30-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By thinktubes

Too small, especially if you have long legs -...

Too small, especially if you have long legs - wait for something that fits.

Been down this road many times and the result will always be a compromise compared to a correctly-sized frame.
11-30-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,664
Posted By thinktubes

I'll always get a warmness in my heart when I see...

I'll always get a warmness in my heart when I see a red 1980s Allez.

Back in 1987, non-cycling me was sitting on my porch in Urbana. A guy pulled to the house across the street on a red Allez....
10-24-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,394
Posted By USAZorro

I love my Bob Jackson, and the Bob Jackson I had...

I love my Bob Jackson, and the Bob Jackson I had before it. I know Serotta only by their reputation. I wouldn't turn down either if they were offered. Here's the factor that I would consider the...
10-11-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 142,215
Posted By eom

I like your style.

I like your style.
10-10-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,712
Posted By jeirvine

And this is exactly why I prefer to take my...

And this is exactly why I prefer to take my chances on cheap used (nice) bikes, rather than being fitted for a bespoke custom frame. After paying $$$, it could just not feel or ride great.
06-08-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,160
Posted By crank_addict

No lightweight / race bicycles. Would be...

No lightweight / race bicycles. Would be foolishly inhaling motorcycles and cars.

As of late my daily no mercy, 30-35 mile mixed road loop consist of rotating the fleet. What a blast. Having a...
06-02-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By since6

Little Boys

Two brothers, 7 and 4, mom tells me “Grandpa they brought their bikes, they want to go for a ride.” A morning of yard work, the waiting, the worry of spine surgery recovery, lightens, of course...
05-29-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By JohnDThompson

"Keeper of the Flame," or someone whose modern...

"Keeper of the Flame," or someone whose modern production is in the tradtion of vintage production.
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