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01-31-17, 01:20 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,513
Posted By modelmartin

How about mailboxes? Seen on a box in rural...

How about mailboxes? Seen on a box in rural western Wisconsin was this poor fellows name - Dick Putz. Why not Rich, Richard, etc?


In Minneapolis we have the intersection of Emerson and Lake. No...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-17, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,111
Posted By modelmartin

I grew up in the east Metro and don't know...

I grew up in the east Metro and don't know Bloomington too well. I have taken Cedar lake trail and LRT, Luce Line, etc. They are all great. I live near the U of M and can head out anywhere on trails...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-17, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,111
Posted By modelmartin

I hardly ride in Bloomington. The streets and...

I hardly ride in Bloomington. The streets and drivers don't impress me as bike friendly. My only suggestion is to get to American Boulevard which has real wide shoulders and then head north on...
01-18-17, 07:51 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 16,179
Posted By modelmartin

Sport can be approached many different ways. It...

Sport can be approached many different ways. It can be a lot of fun.:)
01-17-17, 09:06 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 16,179
Posted By modelmartin

Interesting thread. It seems obvious that every...

Interesting thread. It seems obvious that every body is different and it takes some adjusting to get things right. I must have the semi-golden butt because once I got padded bike shorts I could ride...
12-02-16, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,713
Posted By modelmartin

Ebay. Just search 700 28 blue.

Ebay. Just search 700 28 blue.
Forum: Foo
11-28-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 8,046
Posted By modelmartin

When I was a kid I never imagined that I would be...

When I was a kid I never imagined that I would be riding bikes as I approached 60 years old. In fact I would have never imagined anything that I have done 5 years before I did it!
Forum: Foo
11-28-16, 12:37 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 8,046
Posted By modelmartin

Disco is gone? Damn.

Disco is gone? Damn.
11-23-16, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,940
Posted By modelmartin

For that much money you did fine. It is a heavy...

For that much money you did fine. It is a heavy entry level bike from the late 70s, early 80s made by Bridgestone. I usually see those selling for $50 - $100. It is totally functional but not too...
11-20-16, 09:42 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 48,520
Posted By modelmartin

Penny Farthings didn't even need a sissy chain to...

Penny Farthings didn't even need a sissy chain to drive the wheel! THAT is a fixie. None of that safety frame sprocket laden garbage they drive now!
11-20-16, 04:31 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 48,520
Posted By modelmartin

I have always been so not trendy. In high school...

I have always been so not trendy. In high school in the 70s I refused to wear blue jeans!

I would never be seen on an "All-City". It is dumb name and is too hipster for my taste. Treks are four...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-16, 01:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,608
Posted By modelmartin

You are getting older. Me, too.

You are getting older. Me, too.
11-16-16, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,911
Posted By modelmartin

I would use a panhead screw with the head...

I would use a
panhead screw with the head inside the fender. Use an acorn nut on top to make it look purdy.


I have spread a narrow aluminum fender with a small glass jar (model paint from...
11-11-16, 08:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,486
Posted By modelmartin

In 2011 I bought a '89 Raleigh Technium PRE...

In 2011 I bought a '89 Raleigh Technium PRE aluminum main tubes with steel lugs, triangle and fork. It was $140.00!! I have upgraded all the mechanicals but still have the frame and fork. It comes in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-16, 08:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,712
Posted By modelmartin

Get a covered saddle. Being a weigtht weenie...

Get a covered saddle. Being a weigtht weenie isn't all it's cracked up to be!
09-01-16, 12:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,226
Posted By modelmartin

I was able to witness Bush visiting Minneapolis...

I was able to witness Bush visiting Minneapolis after the I-35W bridge fell. 2 747s, 4 helis including a couple of Super Stallions to ferry him, officials and press from airport to the site. Then...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,566
Posted By modelmartin

No one even mentioned that the trunk rack is not...

No one even mentioned that the trunk rack is not even mounted on the trunk lid! Window and bumper with straps going to the trunk lid!
07-31-16, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By modelmartin

Thanks for all the nice words, guys!

Thanks for all the nice words, guys!
07-26-16, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By modelmartin

Resto-Mod Hercules

Here is my recently completed Resto-Mod Hercules. It is all chrome and white and red metalflake! I repainted it and found some 1 inch Mylar tape to reproduce the stripes. I lost the AMF markings but...
07-26-16, 04:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,331
Posted By modelmartin

Twas a great ride and excellent company. Let's do...

Twas a great ride and excellent company. Let's do it again later this summer or in the fall.
07-26-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,943
Posted By modelmartin

Is that a stainless tubed Skway? I have C. Itoh...

Is that a stainless tubed Skway? I have C. Itoh and Kabuki Submariners. I would love to acquire a Skyway Submariner.

Skyway and C. Itoh also made Sting Ray bikes in 3spd IGH and 5 speed versions
...
06-06-16, 06:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,331
Posted By modelmartin

Works perfectly for me on the 16th. I will be...

Works perfectly for me on the 16th. I will be there. PM me about the gravel ride, too! I would love that. Maybe I will have my Kabuki Submariner gravel ride done. I just finished repainting the...
05-29-16, 06:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,418
Posted By modelmartin

My "collection" is mostly Raleigh. I wanted one...

My "collection" is mostly Raleigh. I wanted one Raleigh in each frame material, not each steel tubing type! I have an aluminum Technium, a Titanium SP1000, several steel frames from a gas pipe Sprite...
05-27-16, 07:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,898
Posted By modelmartin

I have a Titanium Technium or as Raleigh called...

I have a Titanium Technium or as Raleigh called it - SP1000. It has 531 fork and stays, aluminum lugs and Titanium for the main tubes. SP1000 was teh Ultegra 600 version and SP2000 was the Dura Ace. ...
05-26-16, 11:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,331
Posted By modelmartin

I am good for the 2nd, 16th and 30th. I could do...

I am good for the 2nd, 16th and 30th. I could do the other Saturdays in a pinc. Loved the ride last year and I have been looking forward to this year. We need to do a couple of these each summer. One...
05-12-16, 08:30 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,473
Posted By modelmartin

Don't know how you could ruin a screwdriver on...

Don't know how you could ruin a screwdriver on aluminum cups. I simply haven't had an issue. Maybe I do it artfully enough. :)
05-11-16, 06:43 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,473
Posted By modelmartin

Headset cup removal tool. Seriously? What's wrong...

Headset cup removal tool. Seriously? What's wrong with a hammer and screwdriver?
05-11-16, 06:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,514
Posted By modelmartin

Thanks for the tip. I have ordered the light and...

Thanks for the tip. I have ordered the light and lens. With these available I don't understand the need to pay hundreds for all the other lights out there. I do have a nice USB rechargable Cateye...
05-11-16, 07:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,093
Posted By modelmartin

Tres Belle! I have a 81 anodized in red waiting...

Tres Belle! I have a 81 anodized in red waiting for it's close-up on my work bench. I bought it off Ebay and it is in excellent original condition with just a few tiny nicks in he decals. I have all...
Forum: Foo
05-10-16, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,445
Posted By modelmartin

We sold my Mother's house - the old family home-...

We sold my Mother's house - the old family home- last summer. It is part 1880s farmhouse and has had additions and improvements over the years. I grew up in it, my parents lived in it for 50 years....
04-27-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,354
Posted By modelmartin

My "Old Faithful" isn't so old and I haven't...

My "Old Faithful" isn't so old and I haven't owned it long. It is an 89 Raleigh Technium PRE. I bought in 2012. I have put over 10,000 miles on it since then. It went from 12 speed index to 24 speed...
04-25-16, 09:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,514
Posted By modelmartin

Go to Ebay and check out the Cree LED lights from...

Go to Ebay and check out the Cree LED lights from China. There are many sellers for them. They are awesomely bright, come with battery packs and chargers. You can buy the battery packs separately so...
04-20-16, 10:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,838
Posted By modelmartin

Hate MUPs. Avoid at all costs.

Hate MUPs. Avoid at all costs.
04-20-16, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By modelmartin

I have several and really like them.I get the...

I have several and really like them.I get the ones with the bracket mount. I get them on Ebay from China for cheap!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-16, 07:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,754
Posted By modelmartin

Park makes a pump with a bracket that mounts with...

Park makes a pump with a bracket that mounts with rubber straps. I put it in back of the seat tube. It was a good look. Of course some newer plastic frames won't work.
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By modelmartin

I have seen several Shoguns with that style frame...

I have seen several Shoguns with that style frame model called Katana.
04-07-16, 06:43 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,589
Posted By modelmartin

I thought everyone had a multiple matching kits...

I thought everyone had a multiple matching kits for every bike. I guess I am not normal.
04-07-16, 06:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,237
Posted By modelmartin

Back in college one morning we all came out to...

Back in college one morning we all came out to grab our bikes to ride to class. 30+ bikes that were locked up in the bike rack outside the Dorm were all mangled overnight like that including my...
04-04-16, 08:16 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 10,677
Posted By modelmartin

The thing I see at swap meets is some guy late in...

The thing I see at swap meets is some guy late in the day who wants your $20 item but says he spent all his money and only has $17.00 left. I have seen this so many times. Of course same guy still...
04-04-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 10,677
Posted By modelmartin

Lowballers are the worst! I have turned down...

Lowballers are the worst! I have turned down deals where we are $1.00 apart because they are so obnoxious. I will keep my stuff rather than give in to idiots.

I will not look a gifthorse in the...
04-02-16, 05:34 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,061
Posted By modelmartin

You make some good points. To me, bike snobbery...

You make some good points. To me, bike snobbery is looking down on other's choices. Aspiring to a higher standard for your own bikes and gear is not snobbery to my mind. If you can afford the latest...
03-30-16, 01:46 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,061
Posted By modelmartin

I have 1300 miles (about 250 on gravel rides!" on...

I have 1300 miles (about 250 on gravel rides!" on them so far and they still look good. I will watch the wear. They are Kenda tires.
03-30-16, 08:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,216
Posted By modelmartin

I have always wondered about the same thing. I am...

I have always wondered about the same thing. I am 5'9" and have been riding 58 cm bikes and been perfectly comfortable. I have also ridden down to 54 cm. With all the fore/aft, up/down adjustmenats...
03-30-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,061
Posted By modelmartin

I really get the looks when I wear my all yellow...

I really get the looks when I wear my all yellow and black kit riding it!!
03-30-16, 05:15 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,061
Posted By modelmartin

Oh.....OK. It has a yellow headbadge so I keyed...

Oh.....OK. It has a yellow headbadge so I keyed off of that for the tires and the bag.. As I said before, some dig it, but I have had a few "YELLOW TIRES?" from people. Since these pictures were...
03-29-16, 08:39 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,061
Posted By modelmartin

Bike lover here. I must not care if anyone thinks...

Bike lover here. I must not care if anyone thinks my one of my bikes looks weird. It has fenders, kickstand, mirror, bell, lights and yellow tires. It is seriously uncool to most people but I love it...
03-17-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,780
Posted By modelmartin

Mostly roadies for me from a 1981 aluminum Vitus...

Mostly roadies for me from a 1981 aluminum Vitus to a 2009 Plastic Raleigh Team Pro. I have one mountain bike '04 Gary Fisher Big Sur, and four Kabuki/Itoh Submariner stainless steel bikes - one is...
03-15-16, 10:55 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,844
Posted By modelmartin

Not for bicycle tires?WAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaa?

Not for bicycle tires?WAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaa?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,192
Posted By modelmartin

I can't tell if this is written in sarcasm font....

I can't tell if this is written in sarcasm font. If it was'nt I would have to say you were and still are. :)
03-08-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,844
Posted By modelmartin

Why is there air?

Why is there air?
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