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09-08-20, 03:41 PM
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Posted By grayEZrider

oops- Puch pics

08-24-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 12,594
Posted By grayEZrider

good eye!

You are 100% correct. Stickers beat up but all there and legible. After some upgrade work I took it out for 8 miles today. I can FEEL why you wanted yours back. Wonderful ride. I will detail...
08-23-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 12,594
Posted By grayEZrider

pics to upgrade try

08-20-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,328
Posted By grayEZrider

100% agreement

He can be blunt at times, but I agree completely with him.
08-20-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,057
Posted By grayEZrider

gravel for real gravel..

A pic of my 35c shod KHS 223. A bit heavy with the gear but since the only southerly route starts two miles from home and runs eight miles with zero houses or anything (on the 8 mile dirt stretch)...
07-26-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,446
Posted By grayEZrider

4 is OK if this is your rookie year....

Got to eventually get to:
vintage steel (2- sport and touring)
vintage Al
Vintage carbon
current steel (gravel)
current Al (2- sport and touring)
haven't got to a current Carbon yet
06-10-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,897
Posted By grayEZrider

it all evens out...

Recall that time or two you obtained something at a 20% bargain and factor that into the equation.
There you go.
The New Normal (N+1) math !:lol:
06-08-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,379
Posted By grayEZrider

buy it on-line exception...

I do try and keep up with what my LBS stocks and avoid ordering through them anything costing less than $20 if they don't normally stock it. Not to save me anything, but I figure they can't be...
05-17-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By grayEZrider

test the wheel fit first

I upgraded my '84 Ironman to full Ultegra (except tor an FSA compact crank) and did no frame adjustments. Just removed a spacer on the cassette side of the axel and both fit and clearance were OK....
05-07-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By grayEZrider

i had a couple of those two years ago and never...

i had a couple of those two years ago and never did figure a way of getting them out without (what would have been) damage. But the good news is I simply overstuffed then with grease and they worked...
04-09-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 13,486
Posted By grayEZrider

follow the money

Magazine profits come from ad sales. How many (any?) ads were for steel bikes?
04-02-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,722
Posted By grayEZrider

tried a little trail and gravel ride today..

Mechanicmat- I am very envious of those tires after today's ride man...

A short trail ride (and back).
Followed by a gravel hill. Is it me or does every steep hill in Tennessee have a graveyard...
04-02-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,448
Posted By grayEZrider


..and worthy of an Ultegra upgrade!
04-01-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 118,080
Posted By grayEZrider


03-22-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,722
Posted By grayEZrider

day 4 with test on 5 (today)

Here is a late pic of the tire clearance and brakes. I had forgotten what a PITA those '70s quick release mechs were. I swapped out the seat, bars and (adjustable) stem for comfort. Which the 10 mile...
03-22-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,722
Posted By grayEZrider

day 3 update- the BB Bike

The carbon Trek was actually a wrecked/donated salvation army buy in Knoxville three years ago and was Campy Veloce equipped. So I was always a bit wary of unseen damage even though it was a great...
03-20-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,722
Posted By grayEZrider

day 2

Having done this and donated the bikes (twice last year) to clear out some parts and space I found out this is going to be tougher than I thought. I discovered the only tires I have on hand are 700c...
03-17-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,813
Posted By grayEZrider

New candidate for worst hunter green brush paint...

New candidate for worst hunter green brush paint job ever. My rarely used '82 Ross wet weather bike....
03-17-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By grayEZrider

I'm likely to be stuck, so count me in

I figure 90% of us will be exposed by tax day. So while retired and pushing 70 I think some loner time is inevitable and I will spend it in my (bike) workshop/man cave. Got the pictured '80s Trek 614...
02-25-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,324
Posted By grayEZrider

I currently use one with a shimano short cage dr...

I currently use one with a shimano short cage dr and a 14/34 5 speed freewheel. It works fine and I've also used it on a six speed 14/34 as well.
02-10-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,229
Posted By grayEZrider

Back in the '70s I worked in a motorcycle shop...

Back in the '70s I worked in a motorcycle shop where we sold bicycles as well. The crusty old dirt racer owner kept a bathroom scale for folks who expressed concerns about a bike's weight and offered...
02-10-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,085
Posted By grayEZrider

Any intact Ti frame (of correct size) is well...

Any intact Ti frame (of correct size) is well worth a rebuild. I would either reduce costs by going with 105 equipment or cheaper yet find another used bike and strip it for the needed parts. Just...
12-13-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,815
Posted By grayEZrider

new school selfie!

11-22-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,646
Posted By grayEZrider

Except for rare special fund raisers I only ride...

Except for rare special fund raisers I only ride the LBS twice a week beginner rides. They start in March at about 11 mph and end up in Nov running at 14+. I guess that would be called a C-level? I...
04-23-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 38,753
Posted By grayEZrider



A last quick ride down the mountain (and very slow climb...
05-31-17, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1,885
Views: 337,467
Posted By grayEZrider

fast but scary

My average speed is faster on my SC but the degree of flex (EVERYWHERE) approaching 30 mph keeps me nervous. I can confidently break 30 on my other 80s steel road bikes (Trek 614 and a Nishiki...
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