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10-23-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14,311
Views: 1,314,568
Posted By DQRider

I think Leica are missing a marketing opportunity...

I think Leica are missing a marketing opportunity here. If they built a digital camera with the simple controls of the old film bricks, maybe throw in autofocus, aperture/shutter priority, and with...
10-22-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2,511
Views: 506,192
Posted By DQRider

Oh, man, the International has always been my...

Oh, man, the International has always been my Grail bike. I haven't found one within my financial reach yet. I suppose if I sold about four of my other bikes I could get there, but that's going to...
10-21-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 52,529
Views: 7,103,719
Posted By DQRider

Impulse Control Problem, or Excellent Bargain?

Lately I've been thinking about the lack of Italian bikes in my collection. I've read about their legendary ride quality and speed, but how much better than French, English, or even American bikes...
10-21-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14,311
Views: 1,314,568
Posted By DQRider

Autumn Leaves Ride Sunday

Now that I've got my camera working well in manual mode, I was able to get out there and shoot some local Fall Colors yesterday. The bike I chose for this ride is one that I thought would complement...
10-21-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2,511
Views: 506,192
Posted By DQRider

Finished Another One

I've just finished my 1981 Trek 412 resto-mod project:

https://i.imgur.com/rc5fQLA.png

The 1 x 9 Deore setup works really well around town and on the local trails.
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10-20-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14,311
Views: 1,314,568
Posted By DQRider

Ride `Round the `Hood

Yesterday I took my newly completed `81 Trek 412 out for its shakedown ride. Smooth and fast on those 700c x 35mm Panaracer T-Servs, it's like riding on a cloud.

https://i.imgur.com/tQz6nfi.png
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10-20-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2,405
Views: 181,322
Posted By DQRider

1981 Trek 412

Just finished my Trek build, and it rides beautifully. The 35mm tires make a huge difference.

https://i.imgur.com/rc5fQLA.png

I took it for a nice long ride around the neighborhood yesterday.
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 296,568
Posted By DQRider

This Just In!

I've finished building my 1981 Trek 412, and with the 700c x 35mm tires I was able to fit on there, it's like riding on a cloud.

https://i.imgur.com/7gqCAUd.png

It just floats over the...
10-20-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14,311
Views: 1,314,568
Posted By DQRider

Well, not exactly... When I want to work on a...

Well, not exactly... When I want to work on a bike in my shop, I have to put two or three of them outside, and that sucks on a rainy day. The main bay of the garage houses about a dozen whole bikes...
10-19-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14,311
Views: 1,314,568
Posted By DQRider

Hmmm... no, it's not "too much" for me. It's too...

Hmmm... no, it's not "too much" for me. It's too STUPID for me. But now that I've studied all 290 pages of its Owner's Manual, and figured out how to shut down all the "automatic" functions, and make...
10-19-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14,311
Views: 1,314,568
Posted By DQRider

Yup, Hastings Again...

Played hooky from work yesterday, and went here:

https://i.imgur.com/Plphcj3.png

Like I always do when I can't think of anywhere else I would rather ride. So I try to take photos with different...
10-16-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2,405
Views: 181,322
Posted By DQRider

Oh yeah, of course. I really enjoy this kind of...

Oh yeah, of course. I really enjoy this kind of back-and-forth. Baskets are the utilitarian reality of folks who actually use their bikes for transportation.
10-16-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 673,833
Posted By DQRider

Here's the bike in the photo, above: ...

Here's the bike in the photo, above:

https://i.imgur.com/WOrCYLk.png

You probably saw it in "What Have You Been Wrenching On Lately". I don't know if it would be considered a Touring Bike, ...
10-16-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 673,833
Posted By DQRider

Agreed. This is one of those cases where having...

Agreed. This is one of those cases where having the right tools for the job really pays dividends. I have found that the dropout alignment tool can also be used to spread the rear triangle with...
10-16-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,405
Views: 181,322
Posted By DQRider

Wow, I thought you were kidding! But...

Wow, I thought you were kidding!

But apparently somebody else here in the `States thinks the same way: https://www.bikeforums.net/21165842-post252.html

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10-16-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2,405
Views: 181,322
Posted By DQRider

Looks, or Performance?

The copper-ish fenders are just a bit too blingy on this bike, so I'm not using them. I've converted to all black hardware (except the RD), ordered another Woody's Chopped Chort mudguard for the...
10-15-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2,405
Views: 181,322
Posted By DQRider

Thanks! But it already looks better... read on. ...

Thanks! But it already looks better... read on.

Ahhh, there's nothing quite like Kiwi Logic. :D I'm not sure how much of your reply is serious, and how much is bollocks. As for the handlebar...
10-14-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2,405
Views: 181,322
Posted By DQRider

My First Trek

I picked up this 1981 Trek 412 (One of the Waterford bikes) from a local flipper. Here's the photo from the ad:

https://i.imgur.com/jbINVn9.png

It was in beautiful, original condition, nicely...
10-09-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2,405
Views: 181,322
Posted By DQRider

What HAVEN'T I Been Wrenching On Lately?

This is always a frantic time of year for me. Autumn is the most beautiful, yet turbulent season we have in Minnesota. So I tend to throw budget to the wind and make sure I have enough projects to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 296,568
Posted By DQRider

^^^ Beautiful... Thanks for sharing. .

^^^ Beautiful... Thanks for sharing.

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 296,568
Posted By DQRider

Venice? Or not?

I don't think I've posted this here before, but...

https://i.imgur.com/R5tyddY.png

I guess the pontoon boat sort of gives it away, though. This is actually in Stillwater, MN.


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09-28-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14,311
Views: 1,314,568
Posted By DQRider

Wow. I did that ride back in 1989 on a Diamond...

Wow. I did that ride back in 1989 on a Diamond Back Apex mountain bike with road tires. What a great time! Thanks for bringing back some fondmemories. :thumb:

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09-27-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2,405
Views: 181,322
Posted By DQRider

I hope you have a dropout alignment tool to...

I hope you have a dropout alignment tool to finish the job.

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09-27-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 673,833
Posted By DQRider

Speaking of Portages...

This just landed at my LBS:

https://i.imgur.com/eiEbxRj.png

I bought it from BF member nesteel, and have big plans for it. Basically, I am going to take the cockpit, racks, and bags from this...
09-27-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 508
Views: 40,319
Posted By DQRider

Be the Apex Predator in your environment; Ride...

Be the Apex Predator in your environment; Ride the sidewalk! :twitchy:


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09-26-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2,149
Views: 673,833
Posted By DQRider

Cross-Purposes?

I've always thought it was funny: you buy a nice, super-light, expensive bicycle, but then you have to carry a heavy lock to protect it if you stop somewhere. Kind of defeats the purpose, doesn't it?...
09-26-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 52,529
Views: 7,103,719
Posted By DQRider

If you like that Ironman at $180, what about this...

If you like that Ironman at $180, what about this one at $130? It's a little scratched up, but that's a perfect excuse to get rid of that hideous paint scheme and replace it with something less...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-24-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,849
Posted By DQRider

Hello, and welcome to the Bike Forums. Have you...

Hello, and welcome to the Bike Forums. Have you tried any of the trails out of Hastings old town, down along the river? Or the Vermillion River loop, leaving out of the same general location? There...
09-19-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14,311
Views: 1,314,568
Posted By DQRider

You know, if you were to play around with that in...

You know, if you were to play around with that in Photoshop or similar, bump the contrast a bit, you would have a great design for a t-shirt or jersey. Nice shot!


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09-17-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14,311
Views: 1,314,568
Posted By DQRider

More From My Morning Commute

Not the river again... This is at the top of the hill, before the fast descent down to the waterfront.

https://i.imgur.com/jap4otz.png

After work, this is where I claim my reward for climbing...
09-17-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 21,585
Views: 2,184,532
Posted By DQRider

That is a brilliant photograph, Johno59. :thumb: ...

That is a brilliant photograph, Johno59. :thumb:

Your use of lighting and a small aperture for depth-of-field turns a technical photograph into a work of art. Very nice!


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09-16-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21,585
Views: 2,184,532
Posted By DQRider

Wow, that was quite a day for you! Not only did...

Wow, that was quite a day for you! Not only did he score an awesome bicycle, but he triumphed in the "Gravity Race and Day-Old Pastry Joust", and his beautiful Bates won another award. Way to go,...
09-16-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 64,365
Posted By DQRider

A local flipper goes to a lot of estate sales,...

A local flipper goes to a lot of estate sales, and finds some real bargains on some rare bicycles. This was one such bike, but this time he didn't even know what he had. I got it in a straight-across...
09-16-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 64,365
Posted By DQRider

Thanks for the kind words. It's kind of an...

Thanks for the kind words. It's kind of an obsession of mine to build each bicycle into the best it can be. That gets to be expensive, and I have difficulty selling them for that reason. But my...
09-16-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 64,365
Posted By DQRider

I like Panaracer T-Serv for handling and...

I like Panaracer T-Serv for handling and performance, although I wish they came in a size larger than 26 x 1.75 inch. I've been looking at the "Ribmo" from the same manufacturer, which has tread...
09-16-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 64,365
Posted By DQRider

That's not ignorant at all. Those are Continental...

That's not ignorant at all. Those are Continental Retro-Ride tires. They look great, but are just average for grip and rolling resistance. I had a pair of Kenda Kiniptions on there that I think I...
09-11-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 52,529
Views: 7,103,719
Posted By DQRider

Looks like a pawn shop, doesn't it? .

Looks like a pawn shop, doesn't it?

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09-11-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 700,023
Posted By DQRider

It's easy to see why. That's a beauty. :thumb: ...

It's easy to see why. That's a beauty. :thumb:

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 296,568
Posted By DQRider

Oh, c'mon now. That's just showing off! Beautiful...

Oh, c'mon now. That's just showing off! Beautiful bike, beautiful location. Congratulations! You have found Shangri-La... But seriously, great photo. :thumb:
09-09-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 52,529
Views: 7,103,719
Posted By DQRider

That frame is lugged with what Bridgestone called...

That frame is lugged with what Bridgestone called their "Technart" process. Aluminum lugs were cast around the tubes, joining them together. They did this on the stainless and Hi-Ten frames back in...
09-08-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7,049
Views: 726,737
Posted By DQRider

Just Another Commute Shot

Some mornings are just so nice here that I bring my camera to work; just to capture some of the beauty I see during my morning commute. Here's a shot of my Peugeot commuter bike on the bridge to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 296,568
Posted By DQRider

At the Falls on the Vermillion River

My Pashley path racer took me down the Vermillion River on Sunday. It was a beautiful day for a ride, and the river is running high, so the falls were spectacular. Well, for Minnesota anyways......
09-03-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 52,529
Views: 7,103,719
Posted By DQRider

Oh, man. As they say down in Texas: "That's mah...

Oh, man. As they say down in Texas: "That's mah huckleberry right there!".

Can anyone here facilitate?

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08-17-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,648
Views: 590,935
Posted By DQRider

Well then, good thing you don't ride it. There...

Well then, good thing you don't ride it. There are good reasons why I can't ride drops. But I still enjoy a sporty ride. So I build my own solutions.

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08-17-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2,511
Views: 506,192
Posted By DQRider

https://i.imgur.com/keYxNks.png .

https://i.imgur.com/keYxNks.png

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08-17-19, 01:23 AM
Replies: 2,648
Views: 590,935
Posted By DQRider

Bianchi Sport SX 9-Speed Conversion

This bike was OK as a 6-Speed cruiser, but that upright riding position never felt quite right on it. Here's Before:

https://i.imgur.com/7uMd6Yc.png

So, after I finished my `49 Clubman and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 296,568
Posted By DQRider

Bianchi Sport SX City Speedster

Just completed, this is from our first commute together:

https://i.imgur.com/keYxNks.png

Note the Teak mudguard:

https://i.imgur.com/yWXLX5U.png

Art shot:
08-11-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14,311
Views: 1,314,568
Posted By DQRider

You know, it's so hard not to be jealous of your...

You know, it's so hard not to be jealous of your location there, I won't even try.

Thank you, Dude, for sharing these beautiful photos of a place I've just put on my bucket list to ride. I think I...
08-10-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,405
Views: 181,322
Posted By DQRider

Speaking of Bianchis...

Not quite finished yet, I have made significant progress on the Bianchi Sport SX I showed you last week. Here's a shot of it in current progress:

https://i.imgur.com/FQicCSl.png

I found out...
08-07-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 104,159
Posted By DQRider

1949 Raleigh Clubman on the Cannon Valley Trail

PREPARE TO LAUNCH...

https://i.imgur.com/7HwLRYK.png

LAUNCH!

https://i.imgur.com/IMhIr0P.png

ALL SYSTEMS NOMINAL, CRUISING SPEED ACHIEVED...
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