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01-20-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,684
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I'm with you. My bike is way too valuable to...

I'm with you. My bike is way too valuable to leave it out of sight. Even when I stop to eat somewhere, the bike is right outside the window of the restaurant in my plain view. I won't have it any...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 495
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Stop being a elitist. For short, I've heard it...

Stop being a elitist. For short, I've heard it called "Campy" a thousand times....
01-19-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 924
Posted By UKFan4Sure

1. Early Bird Gets the Worm 2. Sometimes You...

1. Early Bird Gets the Worm
2. Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose
01-19-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 776
Posted By UKFan4Sure

New build for me... ...

New build for me...


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01-18-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I liked everything about the old 80's Trek's...

I liked everything about the old 80's Trek's except for their relationship with Maillard and their use of the Helicomatic rear hub.
01-18-20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,831
Posted By UKFan4Sure

The down-tube demographic is getting older. I...

The down-tube demographic is getting older. I watched the same thing happen with the vintage car market. One can buy a Ford Model A for a song these days compared to post 50's cars. Newer generations...
01-17-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 561
Posted By UKFan4Sure

So SAD that that one is gone! Wow! What a...

So SAD that that one is gone! Wow! What a beautiful ride!!
01-17-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 561
Posted By UKFan4Sure

OK, I've updated the bike from triple RSX to 600...

OK, I've updated the bike from triple RSX to 600 Ultegra Tri-Color double. Replaced the bar tape also.

Just thought I'd update the photos for everyone to have a look:

...
01-15-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,085
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Glad you are OK. My Son-in-Law wasn't so lucky. ...

Glad you are OK. My Son-in-Law wasn't so lucky. He was riding last spring when a lady opened her door and her dog suddenly ran out of the car into his path. He had ZERO time to react and went over...
01-14-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 608
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I'm Celeste with envy!

I'm Celeste with envy!
01-12-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By UKFan4Sure

That's good to know. I've been debating on a...

That's good to know. I've been debating on a tail bag and it looks like the MTX DXB might have just won out due to your post.

In my opinion, there is nothing like good customer service, whether...
01-12-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Yeah, installing fenders can be a headache as I...

Yeah, installing fenders can be a headache as I recently discovered. You just have to do the best you can do, especially when there isn't ideal clearances between stays, mounts, and hardware.
Your...
01-11-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Red and silver are two of my favorite combos. I...

Red and silver are two of my favorite combos. I built this one up last year and gave it to a friend.

Nice job on your Miyata. I had no idea about using Oxalic Acid. Do you have a certain...
01-10-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 36,726
Posted By UKFan4Sure

And you and I, sir... Have a ride to do yet! :)

And you and I, sir... Have a ride to do yet! :)
01-09-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 36,726
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Well, I've been bragging on this one all over the...

Well, I've been bragging on this one all over the forums, but I was glad to find this thread. I found this on a CL posting for $60. It was a really bad ad with only one blurry photo showing the...
01-08-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By UKFan4Sure

For touch-ups on the paint, I used Rustoleum...

For touch-ups on the paint, I used Rustoleum 7738830 Hunter Green.
It is slightly lighter than the British Pine on these frames. So, spray some black beside the Hunter green and mix it in until...
01-08-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2,710
Views: 217,754
Posted By UKFan4Sure

My new Voyageur.... ...

My new Voyageur....


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Forum: Touring
01-08-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,052
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I'm finally wrapping this up today. Installed...

I'm finally wrapping this up today. Installed the VO Hammered fenders yesterday along with the Shimano SG 46/36/24 front rings (replacing 50/44/28 Biopace). The only thing I'd like to do is put a...
01-06-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 584
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I'm not sure where you buy your TriFlow, but...

I'm not sure where you buy your TriFlow, but around these parts, it's $2 an ounce. That ain't gonna be my degreaser! :O)

...
Forum: For Sale
01-05-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By UKFan4Sure

The location of those brifters seems odd to me. ...

The location of those brifters seems odd to me. Why are they so far down on the bars?
01-05-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,051
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Bill, mine is coming along nicely as well. I...

Bill, mine is coming along nicely as well. I have quite a bit to do yet with mounting the rear fender and putting on racks, but I'm in love with this voyageur. In fact, I culled a Trek 1500 I had...
01-05-20, 05:49 PM
01-03-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I'm gonna jump in here and sound like a jerk, but...

I'm gonna jump in here and sound like a jerk, but really? Take the bike down from the rafters and get some pics made. No one wants to stand on their head to figure out what you have here. It looks...
01-02-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I'm keeping the 27's on mine. I'm running...

I'm keeping the 27's on mine. I'm running Schwalbe Marathon in 1-1/4. They are about 31mm wide as mounted on this Wobler 58 Super Champion. The OEM spoke counts are 40 rear, 36 front.
01-02-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I cannot believe I'm seeing this. I am restoring...

I cannot believe I'm seeing this. I am restoring this exact bike right now. Just 15 minutes ago, I wrapped the bars and hooked up the canti's. These are well built bikes and I am so looking forward...
01-01-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By UKFan4Sure

My wife would have a cow.

My wife would have a cow.
12-31-19, 11:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Suntour gets a bad wrap in their index shifting....

Suntour gets a bad wrap in their index shifting. Would we have kicked the Wright Brothers to the curb because their first attempt at flight failed? The Shimano/Suntour war was like a cage match where...
12-29-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,131
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I use a tackle box, the dual fold open kind.

I use a tackle box, the dual fold open kind.
12-29-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 211
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Once I get it all cleaned up and back together, I...

Once I get it all cleaned up and back together, I will. Currently, it's down for the count.

...
12-29-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By UKFan4Sure

1896 Punnett Double Bike -- Wheels Through Time Museum

A couple of buddies and me went down to Maggie Valley, NC for a week to ride the Blue Ridge Parkway. One rainy day, we decided to go to the Wheels Through Time museum. At one display was this 1896...
12-29-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 211
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Why do I always find the answer after posting? I...

Why do I always find the answer after posting? I did an exhaustive search beforehand with no luck. I changed my Google search slightly and BAM!! I found this PDF in my search finds:
...
12-29-19, 02:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By UKFan4Sure

They all need one thing; clean, controllable air...

They all need one thing; clean, controllable air flow. Get an air dryer and a regulator on a compressor big enough to handle the highest pressure and volume you anticipate ever needing. You'll be...
Forum: Touring
12-28-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,052
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Sorry, Robert. I've been in that position so...

Sorry, Robert. I've been in that position so many times I can't count. I do get lucky once in a while.
12-22-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 792
Posted By UKFan4Sure

You remind me of a girlfriend I had when I was a...

You remind me of a girlfriend I had when I was a teenager. She too, was such a tease.
12-20-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,339
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I hear a lot of people not liking CL. I get that...

I hear a lot of people not liking CL. I get that it can be a hassle, but when you find the right one, it's all worth it. I picked up a "nary a scratch" nice 86 Schwinn Voyageur Touring bike last week...
Forum: Touring
12-18-19, 02:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,052
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Nice rig, Bill! I love the hammered fenders and...

Nice rig, Bill! I love the hammered fenders and the bell.
Forum: Touring
12-17-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,052
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Schwinn Voyageur -- 1986 Pickup Today

UPDATE: Final Photos Added Jan 8 Starting at Post #19:

Hey all, I just picked up a Schwinn Voyageur today in what I believe is called Pine Green. From everything I've been reading, it looks to be...
12-02-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Free bump..

Free bump..
11-25-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,824
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I hear you, Brother! I retired (at 56) nearly 2...

I hear you, Brother! I retired (at 56) nearly 2 years ago. I get bored at times, and money does get tight(er), but I wouldn't change a thing. I found myself just hating people more and more every...
11-25-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I was at an automotive shop recently getting a...

I was at an automotive shop recently getting a slow leak fixed on a tire. I overheard a guy talking with the counter help. The service writer was telling him about how his brakes were all the way...
11-25-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Older Parts on a Newer Frame? Thoughts?

Just because I already have the frame, and the parts.....

Would it be silly to consider putting 8-speed 600 Ultegra TriColor on a 2003'ish Specialized Roubaix? It's a really nice Champagne...
11-21-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,936
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Both measure 57cm C to C. Peugeot uses the lowest...

Both measure 57cm C to C. Peugeot uses the lowest part of the seat tube's end for their measurement to arrive at 58cm. The bottom of the curve of the seat tube's end in other words.
11-14-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 29,836
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I am sorry for your loss. Seriously. Until you've...

I am sorry for your loss. Seriously. Until you've watched a spouse (and the family) go through hell with sickness no one can understand how it changes your life forever. I fortunately, have not. But...
11-10-19, 02:08 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 17,240
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I just don't allow anyone to dictate my pace....

I just don't allow anyone to dictate my pace. When going on group rides, I'm "drop" conscious. If the group isn't used to slower pacers (I'm at 14-15 mph), then I don't ride with that group. I also...
11-10-19, 02:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,059
Posted By UKFan4Sure

My friend struggled on his spouse rides for about...

My friend struggled on his spouse rides for about 5 years. Finally he purchased her an eBike and the rest is history. He now is challenged to keep up with her. For them, it's a win/win. She gets...
11-07-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,958
Posted By UKFan4Sure

Dad, do yourself a favor and go buy him a bike to...

Dad, do yourself a favor and go buy him a bike to take to college with him. Invest in a couple hundred and go get him something on CL or otherwise.

First, there is sentimental value to your bike....
10-30-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,081
Posted By UKFan4Sure

There certainly are advantages. It makes...

There certainly are advantages. It makes removing the bars a snap, adds versatility and adds ease to selecting a stem, especially when you want to raise the bars.
10-30-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,807
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I really like those, specifically the Schwinn...

I really like those, specifically the Schwinn font on the gray one...
10-30-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,807
Posted By UKFan4Sure

This is so gorgeous.... WOW!

This is so gorgeous.... WOW!
10-24-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 959
Posted By UKFan4Sure

I think as time goes on, all of the traditional...

I think as time goes on, all of the traditional thoughts of C&V will become muddied up a bit. Let's face it, even what us older folks would consider "modern" is getting older. An example would be my...
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