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10-30-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By ascherer

PSA - Acorn Bags restocking Monday 11/2

No affiliation, just a fan. Note the mention of a new Cordera Musette bag. If you're shopping, good luck!"Hi everyone,All of our X-Pac bags (and new Cordura musettes) will be restocked—in limited...
10-29-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,816
Posted By ascherer

I checked these guys. The International weighs...

I checked these guys. The International weighs about 32, 4 of which is the 8-speed SA hub.
...
10-28-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,816
Posted By ascherer

I never weighed any of my bikes. I figured at...

I never weighed any of my bikes. I figured at 62cm or bigger I'd just be disappointed. But I recently checked out my Mercian, Pretty much 10kg/22 lbs without seat bag, bottle or pump. I was...
10-26-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,927
Posted By ascherer

Yeah, a bike you ride on gravel is a... Maybe...

Yeah, a bike you ride on gravel is a...
Maybe so. As a young man with limited resources (and limited experience) I rode sewups on miles of unpaved Vermont roads. Sat up late some nights sewing. I've...
10-23-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 942
Posted By ascherer

TFW you put Compass tires on her bike (she...

TFW you put Compass tires on her bike (she doesn't know what that means) and as soon as she starts rolling, she says "Wow these tires feel smooth!"
10-23-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 942
Posted By ascherer

Halloween 2019, I spy a stunning frame on a list....

Halloween 2019, I spy a stunning frame on a list. I think, I don't really need it, but it's a rare bird and it's so beautiful...

Me: "Honey, I'm looking at a really nice bike frame. It's just...
10-18-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16,258
Views: 1,693,221
Posted By ascherer

51 and change today on the Old Croton Aqueduct...

51 and change today on the Old Croton Aqueduct trail. This image captures the feeling for me:
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10-18-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 746
Posted By ascherer

Me three.

Me three.
10-11-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16,258
Views: 1,693,221
Posted By ascherer

Back to the Shires of Vermont for Virtual French...

Back to the Shires of Vermont for Virtual French Fender Day/Weekend. Saturday with my wife and today solo chasing dirt roads. Autumn in full glory.
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10-09-20, 05:31 PM
10-08-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 847
Posted By ascherer

I've used both and prefer the leather. The...

I've used both and prefer the leather. The microfiber is a bit thicker than the leather and a bit squishier than I like but I'm not displeased - just a small preference. I like the aesthetics of the...
10-06-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,181
Posted By ascherer

Grandest! Sportiest!

Grandest! Sportiest!
10-05-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By ascherer

noglider In the phone's App Store each app has a...

noglider In the phone's App Store each app has a version history. According to RWGPS the new release (2.2.2) only lists "Location permission bug fix". 2.2.1, one week ago, had actual changes but no...
10-05-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,130
Posted By ascherer

Sometimes the old guys will surprise you. I'm...

Sometimes the old guys will surprise you. I'm soon due to achieve a level of impending maturity that the Beatles once alluded to in a song...y'all can do the math.

2 seasons back I was on a trail...
10-05-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,130
Posted By ascherer

That'll do ya. Great choice!

That'll do ya. Great choice!
10-04-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16,258
Views: 1,693,221
Posted By ascherer

Back in NYC this weekend, I rode through upper...

Back in NYC this weekend, I rode through upper Manhattan and the Bronx to Van Cortland Park and up the South County Trail almost as far as Tarrytown and back. I took the Hudson River Greenway home...
10-02-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6,637
Views: 601,153
Posted By ascherer

That's a nice mod!

That's a nice mod!
10-01-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By ascherer

My Professional. Pardon the beausage. That's...

My Professional. Pardon the beausage. That's French for "crust".

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09-30-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,130
Posted By ascherer

The photos look closer to the 24.5" size. I'm...

The photos look closer to the 24.5" size. I'm exactly your size and have a 71 International in 24.5 and a 70 Pro in 25.5. Both work fine.
This one's overpriced. At that amount it should be pristine...
09-30-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By ascherer

Watch as I exercise restraint....good looking...

Watch as I exercise restraint....good looking frame right there.
09-30-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 93,707
Posted By ascherer

Chatting with some Vermont locals. ...

Chatting with some Vermont locals.

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09-29-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16,258
Views: 1,693,221
Posted By ascherer

Some more dirt roads in Vermont on Sunday. Had a...

Some more dirt roads in Vermont on Sunday. Had a nice long downhill on 7A and got up to about 38 on the Pro Mk. I which felt solid as a rock under me....
09-26-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,224
Posted By ascherer

I love all my bikes but my Mercian is the...

I love all my bikes but my Mercian is the hands-down favorite. Ride quality, fit, looks...it’s the proverbial extension on my body. My wife says when I’m on it I look like I’m dancing.
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09-26-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6,637
Views: 601,153
Posted By ascherer

I got the wheelset back in June or July from...

I got the wheelset back in June or July from either the CR or iBob list, it was a screaming deal, a Sanyo dynamo laced to VO PBP rims, I think the rear hub is a 105. Eventually I may relace the SA...
09-24-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6,637
Views: 601,153
Posted By ascherer

Takes a licking and keeps on ticking

Two months and two days after I ordered from xxcycle, this crushed box landed on my doorstep with a soft whimper:
...
09-23-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,282
Posted By ascherer

1973 or 1974, my Zeus Pro and trusty 6"...

1973 or 1974, my Zeus Pro and trusty 6" adjustable wrench. I was 16 or 17.

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09-23-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,327
Posted By ascherer

I prefer Ride With GPS. SImple yet very complete...

I prefer Ride With GPS. SImple yet very complete features. After a few years I got the paid version.
09-23-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 141,348
Posted By ascherer

WHat size have you got on it? Some would say my...

WHat size have you got on it? Some would say my tires are not suited for gravel but so far so good. I've ridden far crazier tires on dirt and gravel when I was young and stupid. And sometimes when...
09-22-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 538
Posted By ascherer

Looks great! I've had good results using these...

Looks great! I've had good results using these with Weinmann brakes, and I think they look sharp. No noise, good stopping power, curved washers for toe-in....
09-21-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 93,707
Posted By ascherer

On the glowing shores of Newtown Creek...

On the glowing shores of Newtown Creek (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newtown_Creek):
...
09-20-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16,258
Views: 1,693,221
Posted By ascherer

30+ on my Mercian through Manhattan, Brooklyn and...

30+ on my Mercian through Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Perfect weather, from the ridiculous to the sublime.

...
09-18-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 58,665
Views: 8,600,344
Posted By ascherer

It sure does call me. If I had room it would be a...

It sure does call me. If I had room it would be a no-brainer. My overstuffed NYC apartment has 4 bikes in it right now. One of them spends too much time in my storage unit with the PX and another...
09-18-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 58,665
Views: 8,600,344
Posted By ascherer

Ow Ow Ow! I don't need another Raleigh, I don't...

Ow Ow Ow! I don't need another Raleigh, I don't need another Raleigh....
09-09-20, 04:48 PM
09-08-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 31,242
Posted By ascherer

The chromed Professional Mark I gets 'em every...

The chromed Professional Mark I gets 'em every time. So shiny...

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09-08-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,422
Posted By ascherer

One day I was chatting with my mother towards the...

One day I was chatting with my mother towards the end of her life, and I said, "well, we get smarter with age." She replied, "No we don't. We just lose some of our dumb."
I'm not sure that I'm more...
09-08-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16,258
Views: 1,693,221
Posted By ascherer

A couple of days' riding in Vermont, mix of dirt...

A couple of days' riding in Vermont, mix of dirt and quiet paved back roads:
...
09-02-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By ascherer

Good outcome!

Good outcome!
08-31-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By ascherer

How about Springfield? :D

How about Springfield? :D
08-28-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,565
Posted By ascherer

Your Voyageur is so clean I'm embarrassed....

Your Voyageur is so clean I'm embarrassed. Stunning.
08-26-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,885
Views: 337,467
Posted By ascherer

Oh, I never put the final, as-delivered glamour...

Oh, I never put the final, as-delivered glamour shots here. My son is smitten with it.
...
08-26-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 964
Posted By ascherer

Holy merde!

Holy merde!
08-24-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,601
Posted By ascherer

My Mark I happily eats dirt all day. ...

My Mark I happily eats dirt all day.
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Paused at Hastings-On-Hudson
08-24-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 990
Posted By ascherer

It's on sale...

It's on sale...
08-24-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 990
Posted By ascherer

Ah, we dreamt of having twine. And we had to give...

Ah, we dreamt of having twine. And we had to give all our sticks and mud to the shop owner for the privilege of learning a trade.
08-24-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 93,707
Posted By ascherer

About 15 minute's ride from my NYC Upper West...

About 15 minute's ride from my NYC Upper West Side apartment there's an organic farm on Randall's Island where I met a few girls yesterday.
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08-24-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 990
Posted By ascherer

The comebacks are worth the price of admission! ...

The comebacks are worth the price of admission!
Wasn't meant to be a WTB/ISO but sure, anyone that wants to throw a bolt in the mail, PM me. I have another set in storage that I'll grab in the...
08-23-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16,258
Views: 1,693,221
Posted By ascherer

Various things have kept my wife off the bike all...

Various things have kept my wife off the bike all season, nothing serious at all, just the way it is. Today we turned out a short but scenic ride, only 10 miles round trip from our apartment door in...
08-21-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,089
Posted By ascherer

Oy, width. Bucking the trend and confounding the...

Oy, width. Bucking the trend and confounding the critics I happily ride 700x23 Michelin Pros at 95 psi on my Mercian which is light, tight and fast. They're supple, and roll and feel great. AND I...
08-21-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,764
Posted By ascherer

Black Cinelli stem Thompson Elite setback...

Black Cinelli stem
Thompson Elite setback seatpost
Moustache bars
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