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Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 891
Posted By ironwood

Cycle tourists in Europe might ride all sorts of...

Cycle tourists in Europe might ride all sorts of bikes. On flat ground you'll see a number of upright bikes. Someone might be touring with his city bike. But not so much in the mountains. Among...
Forum: Touring
08-17-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,608
Posted By ironwood

Doesn"t everyone go to Jiffylube when their chain...

Doesn"t everyone go to Jiffylube when their chain needs a lube?
08-17-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,030
Posted By ironwood

Maybe if you told us your location, another...

Maybe if you told us your location, another member might be able to direct to someone in your area who could help you, such as a small shop or a co-op. Or there might be bike maintenance classes...
08-16-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By ironwood

They used better leather in the old days, forty...

They used better leather in the old days, forty or so years ago. The saddles from the early 1990s used thinner leather and were were not so good. There has been some improvement since then.
08-15-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By ironwood

When the leather is torn. When the...

When the leather is torn.

When the tightening screw is bottommed out, and the saddle sags.

When tightening the nut only tightens the center ridge, but not the sides where your sitz bones should...
08-15-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,770
Posted By ironwood

There are so many variables involved. Some bars...

There are so many variables involved. Some bars might be perfect for one rider, but torture for another. Saddle height, bar height reach, width, type of handlebar wrap all play a role, along with...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 02:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,280
Posted By ironwood

You could have a framebuilder replace the top...

You could have a framebuilder replace the top tube.
08-14-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,759
Posted By ironwood

I buy Guernseys.

I buy Guernseys.
08-14-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,656
Posted By ironwood

Could it possibly be Kato Kaelin? Judge Lance...

Could it possibly be Kato Kaelin? Judge Lance Ito? Judge Judy? Justice Brett (I like beer) Kavagnaugh?
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,280
Posted By ironwood

There are a lot of posts on the C&V forum by...

There are a lot of posts on the C&V forum by folks who tour on their old vintage bikes. As long as the frame hasn't rusted or been damaged it should be okay. You don't have to spread the rear to...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 03:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 891
Posted By ironwood

The Cinelli Hobootleg looks like a nice bike from...

The Cinelli Hobootleg looks like a nice bike from what I see. I didn't know it existed, and wonder if it's available in the US.
08-14-19, 02:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By ironwood

Grant Petersen listed it as one of the top...

Grant Petersen listed it as one of the top production of that period.
08-14-19, 02:21 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,382
Posted By ironwood

Grand Bois and Sun XCD stil lsell them, so...

Grand Bois and Sun XCD stil lsell them, so they're not totally gone.
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,280
Posted By ironwood

I did in the late seventies and early eighties. ...

I did in the late seventies and early eighties. I could do so still, but I don't camp any more.
08-14-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,656
Posted By ironwood

Pee Wee Herman of Pee Wee's Fun House?

Pee Wee Herman of Pee Wee's Fun House?
08-13-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By ironwood

You might get more advice on the Classic and...

You might get more advice on the Classic and Vintage forum. Of course most people will advise you to restore.
08-13-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By ironwood

42mm tires like the Cmpass Babyshoe Pass or Gran...

42mm tires like the Cmpass Babyshoe Pass or Gran Bois Hetres,, help smooth things out.
08-13-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By ironwood

As I remember some Regina hubs were stamped with...

As I remember some Regina hubs were stamped with an I or an F., but did the I mean Italian or Inglese? I forget. The six speed fws tend to bend axels. Mike Kone at Boulder Bicycle might be a source...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,121
Posted By ironwood

I think that the original poster can delete the...

I think that the original poster can delete the entire thread.
08-13-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By ironwood

Well, they were more knowledgeable about the...

Well, they were more knowledgeable about the risks than you were.
08-13-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By ironwood

Which had the unintended consequence of...

Which had the unintended consequence of permitting and promoting automobiles which have marginalized cycling. So we are back on unpaved roads.
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,121
Posted By ironwood

You proobably will need a passport , passport...

You proobably will need a passport , passport card or NEXUS card to re-enter the US. I'm not sure whether a real ID driver's license would do.


It would be a good idea to have a passport in any...
08-12-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 788
Posted By ironwood

X/C skiing and snowshoeing when I can't ride and...

X/C skiing and snowshoeing when I can't ride and there is enough snow.
08-12-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By ironwood

You really should ask a Retinal -Vitreal...

You really should ask a Retinal -Vitreal specialist. I'm at some risk of a detachment and have been told to avoid all out efforts like lifting very heavy objects or running or biking at an all out...
08-12-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,983
Posted By ironwood

We "hope" they are civilized, whatever that...

We "hope" they are civilized, whatever that means. This sort of reminds me of Ghandi's response to someone who asked him what he thought of Western civilization, "I think it would be a good...
08-12-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 788
Posted By ironwood

I ride until they start applying salt, and the...

I ride until they start applying salt, and the roads get narrow because of the snow banks. Also, drivers who do not know how to handle winter conditions scare me. But, since I've got the clothing, ...
08-10-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 704
Posted By ironwood

At least you won't be called a hoarder.

At least you won't be called a hoarder.
08-09-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,308
Posted By ironwood

Entropy isn't what it used to be.

Entropy isn't what it used to be.
08-08-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,255
Posted By ironwood

Maybe he misspelled Eddie.

Maybe he misspelled Eddie.
08-08-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,255
Posted By ironwood

One thing you could do is to find someone in your...

One thing you could do is to find someone in your group ,about your size who has a modern steel bike that also fits you reasonably well, and switch bikes; then switch again. If you are...
08-08-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,255
Posted By ironwood

Sorry, I misspelled Merckx.

Sorry, I misspelled Merckx.
08-08-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,255
Posted By ironwood

"Fast" Eddy Merckx said the way to get fast is to...

"Fast" Eddy Merckx said the way to get fast is to "Ride lots.".
08-08-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,255
Posted By ironwood

Unfortunately, one of the best modern steel...

Unfortunately, one of the best modern steel tubing, True Temper XO Platinum, is no longer available. Some of the Japanese makers have moved production to Taiwan. Maybe someone on the Framebuilding...
08-06-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,483
Posted By ironwood

What's comfortable for one person might be...

What's comfortable for one person might be torture for another. The one bike I ride in an upright position has an old Brooks double railed B72. I got it off a bike I found in the metal pile at the...
Forum: Touring
08-06-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,890
Posted By ironwood

Where do you keep your bike collection ?

Where do you keep your bike collection ?
08-06-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,805
Posted By ironwood

I'd recommend the 650B option. A nice 650Bx38mm...

I'd recommend the 650B option. A nice 650Bx38mm tire like the Paris Moto or Compass (René Herse) Loup Loup pass would help smooth out our lousy, bumpy, pot holed, so-called streets. If you like the...
08-06-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,330
Posted By ironwood

A couple of years ago a newspaper, I think it was...

A couple of years ago a newspaper, I think it was the NYTimes, had an article on centenarians in which they asked a group of 100 year olds how they managed to stay alive for a hundred years. The...
08-06-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 959
Posted By ironwood

It's a forty year old crank, and if the previous...

It's a forty year old crank, and if the previous owners took good care of it, they may have overhauled the BB forty times or so if rhey did an annual overhaul. Forty tightenings might have bottomed...
08-05-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 978
Posted By ironwood

If you really want to improve centerpulls, braze...

If you really want to improve centerpulls, braze on some mounting studs; it costs and ruins the paint, but the brakes work better.
08-05-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,086
Posted By ironwood

Not completely sure, the other possibilities are...

Not completely sure, the other possibilities are it's a Carravaggio, Veronese or della Francesca.
08-05-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By ironwood

27.5 and 650B are the same.

27.5 and 650B are the same.
08-05-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,086
Posted By ironwood

Judging from the pictures and other information...

Judging from the pictures and other information you've provided, it looks like a 1968 Baccigalupi. Extremely rare, and worth thousands, but it could be a Modigliani, which is even rarer, and worth...
08-05-19, 01:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,334
Posted By ironwood

42mm wide tires are even better.

42mm wide tires are even better.
Forum: Touring
08-05-19, 01:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 978
Posted By ironwood

Handlebar bags go with drop bars best if they are...

Handlebar bags go with drop bars best if they are sitting on a rack like one made by Nitto or Velo_Orange. The rack and bag combo allows the load to sit a little lower, and possibly help handling. ...
Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By ironwood

I don't know exactly what you should do. I just...

I don't know exactly what you should do. I just know there is legislation concerning eagle parts. Find a Native American ancestor, perhaps?
Forum: Touring
08-03-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By ironwood

Check the law on owning eagle feathers or parts.

Check the law on owning eagle feathers or parts.
08-03-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By ironwood

There is a Classic and Vintage Forum and some...

There is a Classic and Vintage Forum and some Lambert:Viscount owners post there some times.
08-03-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,971
Posted By ironwood

There is another forum "Clydesdale/Athena"that...

There is another forum "Clydesdale/Athena"that is for people who are heavy or are trying to get healthy again by losing weight. Perhaps you can look through some of the posts there for advice...
08-02-19, 12:46 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,983
Posted By ironwood

The safest time to ride is when there is an NFL...

The safest time to ride is when there is an NFL game on television. However, the period before the game starts is dangerous because everyone is rushing to get beer, chips dip, and more beer, and the...
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