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09-28-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 418
Posted By ascherer

Thanks for all the info! After some riding...

Thanks for all the info! After some riding yesterday the flat bar experiment has been deemed a “no”. The value of drop bars and their multiple hand positions was evidenced by the lack thereof. So...
09-27-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 418
Posted By ascherer

Thanks, all. She’s fine with the action and...

Thanks, all. She’s fine with the action and location it the effort on the front is notably more than the rear. I’ve been using Microshift R10 brifters on one of my bikes for a couple of seasons and...
09-26-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,752
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, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 418
Posted By ascherer

Triples, triggers and effort?

I’ve set my wife’s Lotus Eclair up with flat bars and indexed Microshift trigger shifters for a Tiagra 3x10 drivetrain that came off a 2009-2010 Cannondale Synapse. She’s cool with the rear shifting...
09-26-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6,537
Views: 588,507
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...
09-25-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6,537
Views: 588,507
Posted By ascherer

Tracking is good...however mine still says: "In...

Tracking is good...however mine still says: "In Transit - Inbound Into Customs"
09-24-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6,537
Views: 588,507
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:
...
09-24-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 139,219
Posted By ascherer

Being no longer made I guess it's moot, but how...

Being no longer made I guess it's moot, but how wide are they?

We're going back to VT tomorrow through Monday, I hope to play in the dirt myself. And I've configured Mrs. ascherer's flat bar...
09-23-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
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: 761
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: 139,219
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...
09-23-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 139,219
Posted By ascherer

Jolly good! It looks great, Tom. Is it fully...

Jolly good! It looks great, Tom. Is it fully together now? Are you loving it up?
09-22-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 472
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, 07:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,365
Posted By ascherer

I like to think she'd ride a Citibike. Practical,...

I like to think she'd ride a Citibike. Practical, available, equitable.
09-21-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 876
Views: 87,546
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: 16,123
Views: 1,673,416
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.

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09-19-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 82,901
Posted By ascherer

Harmony is the most important component!

Harmony is the most important component!
09-18-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By ascherer

I've wanted to join this ride but haven't been to...

I've wanted to join this ride but haven't been to the Cape this year, sadly. Maybe the first time in the last 5 years. VT for 2020 Columbus/Indigenous weekend.
09-18-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 58,274
Views: 8,511,994
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, 08:35 PM
Replies: 58,274
Views: 8,511,994
Posted By ascherer

That is sweet!

That is sweet!
09-18-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 58,274
Views: 8,511,994
Posted By ascherer

I've experienced the magic. When Don gave it to...

I've experienced the magic. When Don gave it to me it was crusty as hell. He commuted on it for at least two decades, logged 87,000 miles on it. Many components had been replaced multiple times so...
Replies: 0
Views: 197
Posted By ascherer

Acorn restocking 9/21

No affiliation, just a happy customer
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Hi everyone,
All our BROWN WAXED bags will be restocked—in limited quantities—this Monday, September 21, at roughly 9am Pacific...
09-18-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 107
Posted By ascherer

Acorn restocking 9/21

No affiliation, just a happy customer
------------------------------Hi everyone,All our BROWN WAXED bags will be restocked—in limited quantities—this Monday, September 21, at roughly 9am Pacific...
09-18-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 58,274
Views: 8,511,994
Posted By ascherer

DItto my comments about the Raleigh above. I have...

DItto my comments about the Raleigh above. I have a 71 PX-10E that is way too small for me, it belonged my cycling mentor - it was his bike back then that I admired so much and he gave it to me some...
09-18-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 58,274
Views: 8,511,994
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....
09-17-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 82,901
Posted By ascherer

I didn’t wait. I was so impressed with mine I...

I didn’t wait. I was so impressed with mine I figured she deserved a set. However, mine are extra light casings and hers are standard. In the world of 27s I recently outfitted my sons bike with a set...
09-17-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,343
Posted By ascherer

I'll see your 62s and raise you a Mercian. ...

I'll see your 62s and raise you a Mercian.

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09-17-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 360
Posted By ascherer

That's interesting, why no to dynamo? Along the...

That's interesting, why no to dynamo?
Along the lines of spousal gear, the parts for the flat-ish bar setup should arrive tomorrow: VO Milano bars, Microshift 3x10 triggers, Avid brake levers and...
09-17-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 360
Posted By ascherer

This is for the SC? Looks good! If you want to...

This is for the SC? Looks good! If you want to diminish the look of the hose clamp a bit, spray 'em black. Have you been using those lights much? I had them on our bikes in VT last week. They're...
09-16-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,595
Posted By ascherer

Universal Cycles shipped me a package that...

Universal Cycles shipped me a package that disppeared inside the USPS, last seen in Portland OR on July 25 yet tracking is optimistic: "Your package will arrive later than expected, but is still on...
09-15-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16,123
Views: 1,673,416
Posted By ascherer

Hmm, not sure I've ridden Rupert Mountain. If I...

Hmm, not sure I've ridden Rupert Mountain. If I did it was over 35 years ago :50: I enjoy Battenkill Road/River Road. It's close to where we stay and it's a really pleasant ride, especially River...
09-15-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 4,300
Posted By ascherer

Hoping nature's pendulum swings soon and steady...

Hoping nature's pendulum swings soon and steady for y'all.
As an old friend posted yesterday, "I moved from NYC to California for the clean air. Who do I complain to?"
09-15-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16,123
Views: 1,673,416
Posted By ascherer

Sure did! We ride that route often as it's about...

Sure did! We ride that route often as it's about as flat as it gets in Vermont and my wife prefers it that way. The southern half of Dorset West Road has been repaved, smooth sailing! Can you...
09-14-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16,123
Views: 1,673,416
Posted By ascherer

We were back in Vermont and my wife and I did a...

We were back in Vermont and my wife and I did a slow roll of 15 miles from Manchester to Dorset and back. Last week my back went out so I was glad to get on the bike at all. Still a little creaky. No...
09-09-20, 04:48 PM
09-08-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 30,789
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, 05:39 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 30,789
Posted By ascherer

Very cool to see these two together.

Very cool to see these two together.
09-08-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,008
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: 16,123
Views: 1,673,416
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:
...
09-03-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,923
Posted By ascherer

Y'all are awesome.

Y'all are awesome.
09-02-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,179
Posted By ascherer

Well, if you played Europe '72, I recorded it off...

Well, if you played Europe '72, I recorded it off the air :-)
My coding buddy was Jim Nagy whose nom d'air was Freddy Garbo. I got my Class II license in 76-77 and had a Sunday show. My best friend...
09-02-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By ascherer

Good outcome!

Good outcome!
09-02-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,179
Posted By ascherer

Really, in Latham? I wonder where? I went to the...

Really, in Latham? I wonder where? I went to the Milne School which was part of SUNY, that's why we had access. Some of the other regional high schools had accounts too. RPI had an IBM 360, I used to...
09-01-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,179
Posted By ascherer

First system I used was a Univac 1108 at SUNY...

First system I used was a Univac 1108 at SUNY Albany starting around 1972-3. Learned Basic, Fortran and a smattering of Cobol. Played around with a PDP-8 in college, briefly. Can't remember a thing...
09-01-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By ascherer

I wonder if Larry's Freewheeling would take that...

I wonder if Larry's Freewheeling would take that kind of work on. The mechanics are good guys.
09-01-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,132
Posted By ascherer

Yup, that's tight.

Yup, that's tight.
08-31-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By ascherer

How about Springfield? :D

How about Springfield? :D
08-31-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,132
Posted By ascherer

Actually I bought two of the 5mm to for the...

Actually I bought two of the 5mm to for the headsets on my Mark I and International. They fit like a glove but I haven't ridden either bike since I put 'em on....
08-31-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By ascherer

Rudi, a couple of pieces for my small vise jaws...

Rudi, a couple of pieces for my small vise jaws is a great idea. If you could tuck away a few for the next time I see you that's appreciated!

Andy
08-30-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16,123
Views: 1,673,416
Posted By ascherer

My wife and I did 30 miles of rail trail from the...

My wife and I did 30 miles of rail trail from the Tarrytown Lakes up past the Croton Reservoir.. She took a spill unclipping about 7-8 miles from the end but rocketed back to make it to our car...
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