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Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 12:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Wildwood

If Schwalbe still make a Marathon tire, try that...

If Schwalbe still make a Marathon tire, try that one for commuting. It is a tall tire so 35 should be adequate. Fenders for commuters in most regions.

edit: On my tandem = Schwalbe Marathon...
07-21-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 576
Posted By Wildwood

Look Deltas. Why??? Nice wide platform. The...

Look Deltas.
Why??? Nice wide platform. The earliest to 'grab' the market. The only true C&V roadie cleat; are the others even vintage yet? I don't follow component timelines.

edit: had Look...
07-20-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,188
Posted By Wildwood

Nice shot of Masi Row. I count 5 bikes, but I...

Nice shot of Masi Row.
I count 5 bikes, but I think I saw another on the ride.

I counted around 75 bikes, but I included some sleepers on the ground that were 2-tired and forgot their stands. ...
07-20-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13,868
Views: 1,232,219
Posted By Wildwood

What a fun day!!! ...

What a fun day!!!



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Rode with an experienced...
07-20-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3,224
Views: 396,171
Posted By Wildwood

When the temp is 60sF When the road is new and...

When the temp is 60sF
When the road is new and smooth
When the route is thru a PNW National Forest
When the auto traffic is mysterious absent

You will take it, eh!?!

...
07-20-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,188
Posted By Wildwood

Zeus ...

Zeus

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07-20-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,188
Posted By Wildwood

Random shorts without comments. the smiles...

Random shorts without comments.
the smiles speak for themselves.
...
07-20-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,188
Posted By Wildwood

Close-ups at the start. The 'sleeper'...

Close-ups at the start.


The 'sleeper' bike and rider on the road...
07-20-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,188
Posted By Wildwood

Here is what qualifies as a poor shot of the...

Here is what qualifies as a poor shot of the group before the rollout.
...
07-19-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13,868
Views: 1,232,219
Posted By Wildwood

I beg forgiveness, but I have no vintage yellow...

I beg forgiveness, but I have no vintage yellow bike.
Sometimes you just go with the flow.
But the vintage bikes still get ridden, as I feel faster mashing that 52X14, instead of an 11 cog. ...
07-19-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By Wildwood

No pillow is not epic, besides you went w - e...

No pillow is not epic, besides you went w - e with a tailwind.


I just wanna be.....like MP!
Always a road ahead
I just need to see
Lord gimme another chance and
Make me more like MP.
07-18-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13,868
Views: 1,232,219
Posted By Wildwood

Everyone knows the yellow bike is fastest in...

Everyone knows the yellow bike is fastest in July. Forgive brifters and 130 spacing. Almost 20 years old.
It does get regular use this month. And it works very hard to NEVER GET DROPPED....
07-18-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By Wildwood

My roadie top tubes run from 56.5cm to 59cm, with...

My roadie top tubes run from 56.5cm to 59cm, with stems from 11 - 13cm. The Batavus from NL has the 56.5 tt and with a 13cm stem it yields the most upright position. On this Frejus, I could use a...
07-18-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By Wildwood

Thanks for the suggestion and image. Maybe...

Thanks for the suggestion and image.
Maybe this short top tube and stubby tall stem has me overly concerned but I think I need bars with the primary hand position well forward of the stem. ...
07-18-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By Wildwood

I hear what you are saying. But. I have a...

I hear what you are saying. But. I have a dozen drop bar roadies and zero vintage city bikes. It's heavier than the other bikes I own. It came with a long, long, long Nitto Technomic stem for...
07-18-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 691
Posted By Wildwood

Clean and nice is fine..... ...

Clean and nice is fine.....

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..… but I prefer mine being...
07-18-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By Wildwood

I consider the internet a teaching opportunity....

I consider the internet a teaching opportunity. :rolleyes:

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I've never...
07-17-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By Wildwood

Handlebars...

Handlebars (http://www.bigandtallbike.com/Handlebars_c_61.html)

the above link was picked up from Leonard Zinn's website.


but what do I know? at 6'1", I prefer 38s.
07-17-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Wildwood

My folks had farms around there -- Ditto or...

My folks had farms around there -- Ditto or Brown, mostly.
Not that you stroll gravesites.
Mama Brown had the first 'party-line' switchboard in Vine Grove off the lobby of her large boarding...
07-17-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 919
Posted By Wildwood

Never studied the differences, but I thought of...

Never studied the differences, but I thought of swaging as a form of forging. Not sure about the equipment used nor hot/cold processes. Guess that's another thing to check-out. The 2 cranks do have a...
07-17-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 662
Posted By Wildwood

I ride a trail regularly and see a bunch of...

I ride a trail regularly and see a bunch of serious cycling enthusiasts most every trip. Only one has identified, but I bet there are a lot of lurkers who know me by vintage bike!
07-17-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 662
Posted By Wildwood

SurferRosa on a roll. If you wanna chat up ...

SurferRosa on a roll.
If you wanna chat up Bianchigirll = it's a long bike ride away. Unless you've got ruby slippers and can endlessly repeat: There's no place like...FtWayne, There's no place...
07-17-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Wildwood

Those of us in mountainous or big hill country -...

Those of us in mountainous or big hill country - who are not Superman - share your need for appropriate gearing. I always have a triple at the ready.

edit: I was born in Louisville. What part of...
07-17-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 919
Posted By Wildwood

Here’s the Coronado crankset I acquired for a...

Here’s the Coronado crankset I acquired for a black bike I own.

Not to steal a thread, but anyone got info on this German component?
...
07-17-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Wildwood

Looks perfect for a "Texas dirt road".

Looks perfect for a "Texas dirt road".
07-17-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,283
Posted By Wildwood

Look Deltas on more than a dozen bikes. They...

Look Deltas on more than a dozen bikes. They work. Why change?
07-16-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By Wildwood

such bs - tubulars are not exotic, they have been...

such bs - tubulars are not exotic, they have been in use longer than modern clincher designs. Taping a tubular to a rim is easier than seating tubeless and more 'idiot proof' than a tubed clincher.
...
07-16-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By Wildwood

The saddle on it before the dead Brooks - is...

The saddle on it before the dead Brooks - is sitting on a bench in the pics. It had to come off first thing.

i want to try it with a mustache bar or something similar.

the ‘other projects’ are...
07-16-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,977
Posted By Wildwood

if you want tough you need a Frejus Mod F4 = this...

if you want tough you need a Frejus Mod F4 = this one's about 50years proven tough.

And guaranteed Made in Italy.

edit: just came to me yesterday, and I have no idea what it will be!?!
...
07-16-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By Wildwood

Bought a crankset, the lowly bike now intrigues! Vintage city rider???

Meat of the issue up front is:
The top tube on this 61cm frame is only 55cm !!! Really 55 on a 61 (ctc) frame.
And I don't need another drop handlebar road bike.

How about a city bike with...
07-15-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By Wildwood

I ride tubulars and prefer a lightweight wheel. ...

I ride tubulars and prefer a lightweight wheel. Tubular tape (in place of glue) makes things faster.

As to this Zipp wheelset, I don't know, condition is everything. How good of a 'friend' is...
07-15-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By Wildwood

Be sad for your brother but not too sad. You...

Be sad for your brother but not too sad. You introduced him to a sport he enjoyed.

I have a brother who I encouraged to get a bicycle when he retired. He bought an e-mtb with wide tires. It's...
07-15-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By Wildwood

Wool tights these days have a very limited...

Wool tights these days have a very limited selection.
07-14-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 893
Posted By Wildwood

We need to see the décor to pick a bike. ...

We need to see the décor to pick a bike.

track bikes convey simplicity
fancy city bikes for urban commuters
a suburban coffee shop might need a Schwinn, Stingray or Corvette depending on the...
07-14-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3,224
Views: 396,171
Posted By Wildwood

I used to live in Santa Cruz and Monterey...

I used to live in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties - the moss would get you there, too. Felton in the Redwoods celebrates thick moss.


edit: UC Santa Cruz uses the banana slug as a mascot....
07-14-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13,868
Views: 1,232,219
Posted By Wildwood

My favorite ride. Into Mt Rainier NP, Carbon...

My favorite ride. Into Mt Rainier NP, Carbon River entrance, north side of Park.

Was so nice, I rode it twice. On different bikes.
...
07-14-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3,224
Views: 396,171
Posted By Wildwood

My favorite ride that’s not too far away. North...

My favorite ride that’s not too far away.
North entrance to Mt Rainier NP. No great views of the mountain, no big visitors center. Just the Carbon River and trailheads. But the road getting there...
07-13-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,674
Posted By Wildwood

Maybe not mentioned yet —- I see more and hear...

Maybe not mentioned yet —-
I see more and hear more of the local surroundings if with only a friend or two or three. Or alone is just fine too.

Crowds of strangers is also not my favorite...
07-12-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,926
Posted By Wildwood

in my years I've gotten 1 warning. I called a...

in my years I've gotten 1 warning. I called a member a jerk for dissing a newbie (forget why the diss).

I don't apologize - the guy was a jerk!



edit: but then I would not wish to be a...
07-12-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,122
Posted By Wildwood

I know I have 1 bike under 20 pounds, including...

I know I have 1 bike under 20 pounds, including pedals & cage. Maybe 2.

I lose the weight weenie contest with a smile when descending rough pavement at speed.

My wheels have lots of spokes as...
07-12-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,697
Posted By Wildwood

I just love to bike and hike. Period. Out with...

I just love to bike and hike. Period. Out with Mother.
No special motivation or vague health promises needed.
Some winter skiing and kayaks help as fill-ins.

Feeling good almost every day is...
07-10-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,491
Posted By Wildwood

Close to home now, so familiar roads and my...

Close to home now, so familiar roads and my regular 'training trail' keep me rolling. Weather has been too good locally not to ride almost every day, 70s & not very wet.

And I've been rotating...
07-10-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,362
Posted By Wildwood

Maybe changing my birth year can justify a new...

Maybe changing my birth year can justify a new desirable bike.
Hmmmnn - which year should I choose?
Masi’s prime years?, 70s for a DeRosa? 60s Legnano?
Guess any year that makes me feel younger....
07-09-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,537
Posted By Wildwood

Gates Foundation is here in Seattle. If one wants...

Gates Foundation is here in Seattle. If one wants to know about many of their projects one should check out their website. Preventing worldwide diseases through inoculation, clean water and sanitary...
07-09-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,362
Posted By Wildwood

Buying birth year bike and modifying it seems...

Buying birth year bike and modifying it seems sorta cross-purposelessness and against the grain of having it in the first place. The effort of getting it close to original would be a much larger...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,213
Posted By Wildwood

Tires are cheaper. Fatter Lower PSI. Best...

Tires are cheaper.
Fatter
Lower PSI.
Best road buzz killer.
Best bang for buck.

edit: get the ones with supple sidewalls for more plush. Veloflex Vlaanderen = 28mm and nice.
07-09-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,926
Posted By Wildwood

+100 Descending = speed is not my friend. ...

+100
Descending = speed is not my friend. Things happen too fast, recovery takes too long, hospital bills become too expensive. These days I get more joy holding 25mph on the flats (for a bit)...
07-09-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Wildwood

An unridden bike is primarily an ornament. Old...

An unridden bike is primarily an ornament.
Old ladies like ornaments.
Now that she's passed, maybe the bike can live to its' potential,
And give the joy of flying to another (short) person. :)
...
07-09-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,362
Posted By Wildwood

A forum member is selling a 1951 bike, drop bars...

A forum member is selling a 1951 bike, drop bars and right size. Almost pulled the trigger about a year ago and again recently.

Then I think - I'm the only cyclist in my immediate family, my...
07-09-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,537
Posted By Wildwood

Many of today's billionaire's have committed the...

Many of today's billionaire's have committed the majority of their vast fortune to philanthropy. Gates, Buffett, Bezos and many others have taken the step, unfortunately none (to my knowledge) are...
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