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10-17-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 8
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1980) RALEIGH Team 753

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10-16-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By SpeedofLite

Somebody here must know. Reminds me of an old...

Somebody here must know.
Reminds me of an old Kreitler Rollers ad, I think.
Same look and feel, if I recall correctly.
10-16-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By SpeedofLite

Yeah, but I'll bet the Colnago doesn't ride...

Yeah, but I'll bet the Colnago doesn't ride better on a roof. ;)
You're welcome.
10-16-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1980) WOODRUP Touring

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10-16-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 152,629
Posted By SpeedofLite

Bill Walton -- Tall in the Saddle (1980)

From Bicycling! in 1980. Bill Walton is a serious cyclist.
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10-16-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 52,429
Views: 7,074,148
Posted By SpeedofLite

Strange? Yes. Weird? Yes. But a real weirdo?...

Strange? Yes.
Weird? Yes.
But a real weirdo? Absolutely not.
This is the only REAL Weird-Oh. :)
(Hawk models from the 1960s)
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10-16-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1980) COLNAGO Super

The Specialized ad on the second page of this review is a real treat.
It has the look of a modern meme.
How did that ad ever get approved?!
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10-16-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 61
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1980) Bench Testing Shift Levers (friction/ratchet)

This is the final post of a series of 3 articles in which rear derailleurs, front derailleurs, and shift levers of the 5/6-speed era were subjected to bench testing and compared.
Previous posts were...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By SpeedofLite

My thinking too. Almost sounds like this has...

My thinking too. Almost sounds like this has been in works for a while now in order for all of this to happen so fast.
The whole Carson King talking points thing might just have been a smoke-screen...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By SpeedofLite

I don't know any of these people, so maybe that's...

I don't know any of these people, so maybe that's why it's easier for me to say this about their actions.
They say they have great respect for RAGBRAI, yet they announce their own gig immediately...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By SpeedofLite

I'd really like to understand why the organizers...

I'd really like to understand why the organizers felt that resigning en masse from organizing RAGBRAI is an appropriate response to being asked to discuss talking points about the Register's...
10-14-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 65
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1980) Bench Testing Front Derailleurs

This post presents the second in a series of 3 articles in which rear derailleurs, front derailleurs, and shift levers are subjected to bench testing and compared.
The first post covered rear...
10-13-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1980) Bench Testing Rear Derailleurs

This post presents the first in a series of 3 articles in which rear derailleurs, front derailleurs, and shift levers are subjected to bench testing and compared.
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10-11-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 80
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1978) All About 5/6-Speed Era Cranksets

This is the fourth of several articles examining 12-speed drivetrains and available components of the day.
The article was published over 3 issues. I don't know why that is any more than I know why...
Forum: Want To Buy
10-10-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 114
Posted By SpeedofLite

WTB: Ritchey Pedal 8mm Socket Tool

I'm looking for the Ritchey deep thin-wall 8mm socket tool to service some Ritchey Road Logic SPD-type pedals.
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10-09-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,983
Posted By SpeedofLite

The Geometry of Handling

I just happened to notice resurrection of this thread and thought this would be the perfect time and thread to post this Bicycling! 1980 article co-written by a frame builder and a mechanical...
10-09-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 82
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1978) All About Derailleurs

This is the third of several articles examining 12-speed drivetrains and available components of the day.
The previous articles were posted in the following threads:
Equipment/Product Review...
10-08-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By SpeedofLite

I was a freshman at Iowa State in Ames in 1974. ...

I was a freshman at Iowa State in Ames in 1974. I met Michael and did a couple of the shop rides. I was new to cycling and simply awed at how fast some people there could ride. I remember seeing...
10-08-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By SpeedofLite

Beautiful photo. I place my cursor arrow...

Beautiful photo.
I place my cursor arrow over the 39 box, but I can't see your Note. ;)
What's it mean?
10-08-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,970
Posted By SpeedofLite

Yes, this is much better advice for this bike. I...

Yes, this is much better advice for this bike. I have a history of being stupefied by curves.
10-08-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,970
Posted By SpeedofLite

Ya know, sometimes when you have an itch, ya just...

Ya know, sometimes when you have an itch, ya just gotta scratch it.
I've been in your shoes a couple of times, went for it, and happy I did.
Even though I bought high and will likely sell low, it...
10-08-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1978) All About Freewheels

This is the second of several articles examining 12-speed drivetrains and available components of the day. There's a train of good stuff a comin'.
The first article is here:...
10-07-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1978) All About Twelve Speeds

The first of a series of articles discussing the 12-speed drivetrain.
Future articles will review each part of the drivetrain, and include a comprehensive table of available components and...
10-07-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By SpeedofLite

I think I'll start reviewing the "Letters to the...

I think I'll start reviewing the "Letters to the Editor" section an issue or two later to see if anyone else had similar questions about the author's comments or critique in an article.
I don't...
10-06-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By SpeedofLite

You're welcome. I enjoy contributing to BF this...

You're welcome. I enjoy contributing to BF this way. I have never seen a Rodriguez bike, so your last sentence prompted me to take a look at their ultralight steel bikes.
That Rodriguez Bandito is...
10-06-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1980) Top Rate Tandems (FUJI, BERTIN, RODRIGUEZ)

Note: Page navigation seems unnecessarily complex again. But I'm not a publishing guy, so what do I know.

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10-05-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 143
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1980) Two Quick Touring Bikes

This article reviews the WINDSOR AM-6T Touring Elite and the TAKARA Pro-Tour 990.
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10-05-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By SpeedofLite

Gorgeous bike! Looks comfy too.

Gorgeous bike! Looks comfy too.
10-05-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1980) Triple Chainwheelers

This article reviews the FUJI America, the MIYATA Gran Touring, the UNIVEGA Gran Turismo, and a custom MARIPOSA.

Note: Page navigation gets weird after page 84 where the first 3 bikes are...
10-05-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By SpeedofLite

Did you buy it new? Why did you buy it? I...

Did you buy it new? Why did you buy it?
I didn't have the time to ride much and didn't pay attention to cycling during the late 70s to early 80s, so I was surprised to learn Ross was a popular...
10-05-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By SpeedofLite

Right? I feel your pain. Next post later...

Right? I feel your pain.
Next post later today featuring triples should make it better.
10-04-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1979) Three Top American-Made Touring Bikes

This article reviews the SCHWINN Le Tour IV, the ROSS Super Gran Tour, and the TREK 714.
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10-03-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1979) Guide to $210 - $250 Bikes

This article adds 17 more bikes closer to $250 and reviews the drive trains in the $150 - $250 range.
Added bikes are listed below.

ATALA Gran Prix 104
AUSTRO-DAIMLER SE
BERTIN C-28...
10-03-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By SpeedofLite

Thanks for providing that link. I wasn't aware of...

Thanks for providing that link. I wasn't aware of it though it also looks like they have stopped posting.
Zebrakenko was a new one for me too before I came across it in an earlier issue.
The...
10-01-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1979) Guide to $150 - $250 Bikes

Same general information as the 1978 Guide to $100 - $150 bikes (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1184775-road-test-bike-review-1978-consumers-guide-100-150-bikes.html), but presented...
10-01-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By SpeedofLite

There were a number of interesting items in this...

There were a number of interesting items in this article for me. One was the internal routing of cables on the two Columbia bikes without "aero" being mentioned once, and that the site of the frame...
09-30-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1978) Consumers Guide to $100 - $150 Bikes

I wasn't sure this 12-page article on $100 - $150 bikes (circa 1978) was worth the effort to post, but I decided provide a brief description first so you know its potential value to you and is...
09-28-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By SpeedofLite

I've never seen a Belt Beacon outside of those...

I've never seen a Belt Beacon outside of those advertisements. In fact, I think yours is the first testimonial I've read.
I haven't ridden a bike with Shimano 600 Arabesque either, but I had a...
09-28-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By SpeedofLite

I stepped away from cycling during the late 70s...

I stepped away from cycling during the late 70s to early 80s and so I didn't know anything about the evolution of the speedometer.
I thought the Erisman Pacemeter was interesting and surprised that...
09-28-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1976) Speedometers

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09-28-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1976) SHIMANO 600 Series

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09-27-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 78
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1978) Four 3-Speed Commuting Bikes

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09-27-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 103
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1979) Eleven 3-Speeds

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09-27-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 39,191
Posted By SpeedofLite

Hey, that's like Thor riding his wheel in the...

Hey, that's like Thor riding his wheel in the comic B.C.!
09-25-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,890
Posted By SpeedofLite

And chicks. Don't forget the chicks.

And chicks. Don't forget the chicks.
09-24-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 52,429
Views: 7,074,148
Posted By SpeedofLite

There are a lot of C & V items to consider at...

There are a lot of C & V items to consider at this upcoming auction in Alpena, MI.

https://www.auctionzip.com/auction-catalog/Unique-Bicycles,-Riding-Gear,-Tools-More_WIS3MK2G3C/
09-24-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1978) BICKERTON Folding Bicycle

Note the small ad for the Bickerton on the last page of the article. Also, the bike made the front cover.
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09-24-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1978) Top Racing Bikes (Peugeot PY10E, Guerciotti, Masi)

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09-24-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1978) ZEBRAKENKO Record Tour and Country Road

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09-23-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By SpeedofLite

You're right! I forgot Quiring is a young...

You're right! I forgot Quiring is a young company.
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