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08-17-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By thumpism

Velo Classique in Purcellville VA is some...

Velo Classique in Purcellville VA is some distance west of DC but might be worth the drive.
08-17-19, 06:43 PM
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Posted By thumpism

Bull City Bicycles shop sticker. Fine old Durham...

Bull City Bicycles shop sticker. Fine old Durham NC bike shop.
08-17-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 436
Posted By thumpism

Serotta used that brake bridge and chainstay...

Serotta used that brake bridge and chainstay bridge.
08-17-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By thumpism

Yep, assembled and sold a few. Early '80s. Does...

Yep, assembled and sold a few. Early '80s. Does yours still have the factory rack and folding baskets? Rear locking kickstand? Frame is nothing fancy but the "camelback" design is interesting. ...
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,125
Posted By thumpism

Mild apprehension, usually. Three long tours. ...

Mild apprehension, usually. Three long tours. First in '74 the first time in Europe. Took my early Cannondale bags and a Pletscher rack to Amsterdam and bought a bike to hang them on. Biggest...
08-16-19, 07:57 PM
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Posted By thumpism

Fujita Professional saddle, a Brooks copy. The...

Fujita Professional saddle, a Brooks copy. The one I have came off a Fuji America just like that.
08-16-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21,071
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Posted By thumpism

Not much different from the procedure for an hour...

Not much different from the procedure for an hour record, just more of it.
08-16-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 21,003
Posted By thumpism

Asking is the polite approach. I did see...

Asking is the polite approach.

I did see two owls mating at a local park but was on foot.
08-16-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 21,071
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Posted By thumpism

Help yourself. ...

Help yourself.

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/d/midlothian-pair-of-dahon-folding-bikes/6956155061.html

Pair of dahon folding bikes - $100...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By thumpism

The show turned out to be about what I expected....

The show turned out to be about what I expected. Having ridden several sections of the C&O and none of the GAP I enjoyed seeing it, but overall it reminded me of an old travel film by the Wandering...
08-12-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 21,003
Posted By thumpism

I used to get that cool air effect riding in...

I used to get that cool air effect riding in Europe. You'd be cycling along and reach a stand of trees covering a hillside and feel the cool air pouring out across the road. Never felt that in the...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By thumpism

"The Great Ride" PBS show on the GAP/C&O

Airs tonight (Monday) at 8 p.m. on one of our PBS stations; not the main one that will have Antique Roadshow at that hour, but the alternate PBS station 57 in Richmond.

"More than 355...
08-10-19, 08:46 PM
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Views: 2,074,706
Posted By thumpism

The niece finally got her bike after a couple of...

The niece finally got her bike after a couple of weeks of missed connections. She had gone for a test ride and said it slips when pedaling so I adjusted the shift cable but further test rides...
08-07-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 21,003
Posted By thumpism

A street name in the neighborhood appears to be a...

A street name in the neighborhood appears to be a woman's name misspelled: Antionette (not Antoinette). Fortunately, they misspelled some of their own misspellings. Here are the five signs along the...
08-07-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,908
Posted By thumpism

I'd be hesitant to leave a bike on a car rack all...

I'd be hesitant to leave a bike on a car rack all day long, no matter where the car might be parked. I agree with the "inside" posse for security, but there are times when bike-on-rack is the way to...
08-06-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By thumpism

They used to put the indexing left shifters on...

They used to put the indexing left shifters on and I always swapped for the "friction" type with the dozen or so clicks. Trimming is a breeze with that.
08-05-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By thumpism

That front skewer is not closed correctly so...

That front skewer is not closed correctly so remedy that for safety's sake. If the frame size is correct for you then it is probably a decent buy. I'm always thrilled when a bike my size shows up...
08-05-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 105,419
Posted By thumpism

Here's a brand you don't see every day, and this...

Here's a brand you don't see every day, and this one was parked at a tree in no man's land between the two anchor stores in an L-shaped suburban shopping center. It's a Magneet, one of the Dutch...
08-03-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 21,071
Views: 2,074,706
Posted By thumpism

Not English but definitely Sturmey hubbed, I sold...

Not English but definitely Sturmey hubbed, I sold several of these and might have assembled this one (my initials would be on that Two Wheel Travel shop sticker). Wildly overpriced, especially for a...
08-02-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By thumpism

A 23" Sports in good shape can be pretty hard to...

A 23" Sports in good shape can be pretty hard to find. If you really want a 3-speed it might be worth it. I bought mine with an eye for returning to school and commuting on the bike, which I did for...
07-31-19, 06:52 PM
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Views: 6,837,098
Posted By thumpism

^No chrome stays so probably not a PX; maybe PRN.

^No chrome stays so probably not a PX; maybe PRN.
07-31-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13,507
Views: 2,711,661
Posted By thumpism

Condor made in Switzerland. I've posted this...

Condor made in Switzerland. I've posted this bike here before but after more than a year I finally put handlebars on it and rode it for the first time. Too small for me and overgeared, of course, so...
07-31-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21,071
Views: 2,074,706
Posted By thumpism

With the packing and stowing of that Sports I...

With the packing and stowing of that Sports I have the same number of bikes as I do hooks, so the floor is less cluttered than it has been in years. I decided to celebrate by adding bars to a...
07-31-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21,071
Views: 2,074,706
Posted By thumpism

Back on New Year's Day I rode all my bikes and...

Back on New Year's Day I rode all my bikes and made notes on what each of them needed. Decided to execute that command today after realizing I'm gaining hooks with the departure of bikes. I had this...
07-31-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 105,419
Posted By thumpism

^Trek 850. Their original MTB, I believe.

^Trek 850. Their original MTB, I believe.
07-30-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 21,003
Posted By thumpism

Not far from the big basket is the big washboard...

Not far from the big basket is the big washboard in Logan OH. Near the pencil sharpener museum. We were driving that trip....
07-30-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 21,003
Posted By thumpism

There's a similar looking house nearby that...

There's a similar looking house nearby that frequently hosts dozens of buzzards. Haven't seen them lately so need to check again.
07-30-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By thumpism

I had a decent B72 on a Raleigh Sports 3-speed...

I had a decent B72 on a Raleigh Sports 3-speed and found it uncomfortable; no matter the adjustment I always seem to sit on the back edge. The Brooks Pro copy Fujita Pro on my Trek city bike is...
07-30-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By thumpism

The term "header" was coined to describe this...

The term "header" was coined to describe this situation.
07-29-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,020
Posted By thumpism

Raleigh GONE to a new home, given to my wife's...

Raleigh GONE to a new home, given to my wife's niece who wants a town bike.
07-29-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 21,071
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Posted By thumpism

This one is going to a new home, the smallest and...

This one is going to a new home, the smallest and newest of our three Sportses. One of the four of my wife's bikes currently for sale in C&V Sales, I found this one years ago for a neighbor who...
07-28-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13,507
Views: 2,711,661
Posted By thumpism

Well. it wasn't really a guess since we have one...

Well. it wasn't really a guess since we have one hanging in the garage. I was hedging my bets since I typed that without actually going out there to look at the bike before posting. This began as a...
07-26-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By thumpism

Start with a small one. They're weird. ...

Start with a small one. They're weird.
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07-26-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,094
Posted By thumpism

I can still stand up. Don't know how much longer...

I can still stand up. Don't know how much longer that will last.
Forum: Touring
07-26-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By thumpism

Season 18 of the show features an episode called...

Season 18 of the show features an episode called Breaking the Chain and revolves around a bicycle race. We watched it last night on DVDs rented from our library. Rival teams and rivalries among...
07-23-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 17,582
Views: 2,724,234
Posted By thumpism

Marked down to $175!!! Such a bargain. Bike...

Marked down to $175!!! Such a bargain.

Bike - $175 (Church Hill)
07-23-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 17,582
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Posted By thumpism

You'd be surprised how often this used to occur.

You'd be surprised how often this used to occur.
07-22-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,160
Posted By thumpism

Sounds like one version of the Shimano Positron...

Sounds like one version of the Shimano Positron but they were all stem shifters, I believe.
07-18-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21,071
Views: 2,074,706
Posted By thumpism

Getting rid of my wife's bikes at her behest. ...

Getting rid of my wife's bikes at her behest. Link below to the ad that includes a Sports in L19 that she won't be using. I wanted her to hang onto it but we have a different ladies' 3-speed...
07-18-19, 09:45 AM
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Views: 6,837,098
Posted By thumpism

I'm happy to learn that so many folks are able to...

I'm happy to learn that so many folks are able to pass on what would ordinarily be a must-have bike. I feel like I reached a real milestone in maturity when I became able to do that.
07-18-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 51,728
Views: 6,837,098
Posted By thumpism

Go tour on a Bianchi! ...

Go tour on a Bianchi!

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/d/richmond-bianchi-san-remo-size-58-cm/6936052081.htmlBianchi San Remo size 58 cm. Made in Italy - $160 (near west end)

...
07-17-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,020
Posted By thumpism

The wife sez, "Sell my bikes."

Age, some health problems and waning interest indicate that it's time to cut loose her share of the fleet. We've done this before but it's unlikely that we'll restock
for her in the future so, in no...
07-17-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,591
Posted By thumpism

This old Schwinn World was fighting the pile...

This old Schwinn World was fighting the pile today but is essentially doomed. There were several other junkers, some already smashed, but also a yellow Varsity that could have been saved. Employees...
07-17-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13,507
Views: 2,711,661
Posted By thumpism

It's not much, but it's the only thing I felt...

It's not much, but it's the only thing I felt comfortable removing from the scrap metal area of the county dump during today's run. I always check and there's always some poor discarded,...
07-16-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 21,003
Posted By thumpism

Seen during a ride in the neighborhood. The...

Seen during a ride in the neighborhood. The poncho was to protect the carving until a cover could be built....
07-16-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,265
Posted By thumpism

So what's "xl-sized" for you? I might need to...

So what's "xl-sized" for you? I might need to know when it comes time to thin the herd.
07-16-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By thumpism

Ross factory in Allentown PA ('70s). Cannondale...

Ross factory in Allentown PA ('70s). Cannondale factory in Bedford PA ('80s). Schwinn factory in Greenville MS ('80s). You should be able to search for pix from those.
07-15-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13,507
Views: 2,711,661
Posted By thumpism

Yes, 24" wheels but still single speed. Schwinn...

Yes, 24" wheels but still single speed. Schwinn Predator 24, for example. Neat bike if you can find one. Your BMX sticker was probably a fifty cent accessory stuck to the head tube.

I guess...
07-14-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By thumpism

Those do appear to be first-gen Grip Shift...

Those do appear to be first-gen Grip Shift shifters. Very unusual to see them on a road bike as they've always been more popular for use on MTB bars. I always thought that the shifting motion was...
07-12-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 21,003
Posted By thumpism

A selfie with cairns might be the ultimate...

A selfie with cairns might be the ultimate offense.
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