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Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,036
Posted By Cougrrcj

Sales tax is just ONE tax of the many that we...

Sales tax is just ONE tax of the many that we pay. Many states that do not have a sales- or income tax have other ways of taxing the individual... Believe me, NOTHING is free!





Federal...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,036
Posted By Cougrrcj

One of my car-buddies has a stepson out in Oregon...

One of my car-buddies has a stepson out in Oregon -- after marijuana was legalized out there, many thousands of stoners are on the roads, so watch out! My buddy will NOT be going back!
10-09-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 88,967
Posted By Cougrrcj

Well, since riding (at least commuting) season is...

Well, since riding (at least commuting) season is just about over here in Ohio, I did pick up a new set of rollers. My 25-yr-old ones finally gave up the ghost. The PVC drums had gotten warped...
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,036
Posted By Cougrrcj

ARCO is a shortened name for Atlantic-Richfield...

ARCO is a shortened name for Atlantic-Richfield Company.

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Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,036
Posted By Cougrrcj

Dino Supreme -That would have been Sinclair -...

Dino Supreme -That would have been Sinclair - their logo was a dinosaur.
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10-06-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By Cougrrcj

They handle triples just fine, as others have...

They handle triples just fine, as others have mentioned above. No difference front- or rear. They're both the same. I've had mine on this bike since November of '76! I changed from double- to...
10-05-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,131
Posted By Cougrrcj

Mine, too! I have the others saved as well, but...

Mine, too! I have the others saved as well, but I love the instant display of any gearing changes I'm considering.
10-05-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By Cougrrcj

At 5'8" and 99.5Kg (219.7 lb) three years ago. ...

At 5'8" and 99.5Kg (219.7 lb) three years ago. THAT was a real wake-up call. lost 20 pounds so far at 198.8 as of last weekend. Next year's goal is 180. Ultimate goal is to be under 160.

Eat...
10-05-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,321
Posted By Cougrrcj

Back in '80, I was nearing the middle of my OH-...

Back in '80, I was nearing the middle of my OH- to WI- and back ride on the leg from Kenosha to Madison. I had stopped at a small town diner about 2pm for a late lunch/early supper because I didn't...
10-05-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,200
Posted By Cougrrcj

That old Fuji is on its fourth wheelset, third...

That old Fuji is on its fourth wheelset, third rear derailleur but original front, second crankset, replacement suspension seatpost, shifters replaced with SunTour barcons at less than a month old,...
10-04-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,200
Posted By Cougrrcj

Oct 30, 1976 ...

Oct 30, 1976

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10-04-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,611
Posted By Cougrrcj

I think it was the '77 Hilly 'vendor area' where...

I think it was the '77 Hilly 'vendor area' where I bought my Bata Biker shoes...


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10-03-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,611
Posted By Cougrrcj

I rode Hilly Hundred a looong time ago - when my...

I rode Hilly Hundred a looong time ago - when my bike only had 2x5 gearing, with a 14-28 five-speed freewheel and 51/39 chainrings. I survived.

I can't find my '77 patch, but still have the one...
10-01-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 388,027
Posted By Cougrrcj

For the Miyata-built Univegas, you'd be correct...

For the Miyata-built Univegas, you'd be correct with M=1984, but after ~1986/7 production moved to Taiwan, so look at those builders -- especially since yours has the later uni-crown fork. - Giant...
10-01-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,368
Posted By Cougrrcj

When I bought my '86 Miyata 710 a few years ago,...

When I bought my '86 Miyata 710 a few years ago, it had a 23 front and 25 rear. Too skinny for the rough roads I ride on, so I went with 28s front and rear.
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09-23-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Cougrrcj

The America was Fuji's touring model before the...

The America was Fuji's touring model before the Touring III, IV,or V came into being... Still, The America is CrMo/CrMo, whereas the S-12S possibly isn't (is yours a S-12S, or S-12S LTD?) Different...
09-23-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,236
Posted By Cougrrcj

I'm in the outer Cleveland suburbs/metro area,...

I'm in the outer Cleveland suburbs/metro area, actually in the next county. It is Cleveland's Metroparks system that has/had the 8mph speed limit. When the Metroparks 'bike trails' were first...
09-22-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,236
Posted By Cougrrcj

Nope. Not ever riding a city/county MUP again,...

Nope. Not ever riding a city/county MUP again, for ALL of the reasons the OP noted. And even though I've been a member of Rails-to-Trails since they started in 1986, I have yet to ride on one. ...
09-22-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 661
Posted By Cougrrcj

By all means, replace the cables and brake pads! ...

By all means, replace the cables and brake pads! Lined housing and 'slick' stainless cables will lessen braking effort, and new brake pads will grab much better than 35-year-old rock hard rubber!
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09-16-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,487
Posted By Cougrrcj

Had a pedal bearing let go halfway through a...

Had a pedal bearing let go halfway through a Century. Well, at mile 65. Too far gone for a roadside repair, so I had to take the Ride of Shame in the SAG wagon. Oh, I took crap from the guys in my...
Forum: Touring
09-14-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,087
Posted By Cougrrcj

I like this gear calculator - you can change...

I like this gear calculator - you can change things on the screen to see how that affects your gearing. tire/wheel size -- Doubles, triples -- and no limit on rear cogs. You'll waste spend hours...
Forum: Touring
09-14-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,666
Posted By Cougrrcj

^^ What he said.^^ Fortunately, I ride in...

^^ What he said.^^

Fortunately, I ride in the lower Great Lakes area, and am never too far from a roadside produce stand in our too-short riding season.

The one time I went on an extended...
09-14-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,739
Posted By Cougrrcj

OK, I'm 61.4 years old or whatever. 5'8"/200# ...

OK, I'm 61.4 years old or whatever. 5'8"/200# Yeah, to most people, I'm a 'near Clyde', yet my total cholesterol is 182. My resting pulse rate is somewhere between 57-63, sleeping is 50-53. When I...
09-14-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,051
Posted By Cougrrcj

Yeah, tires, too. I almost forgot that. I had...

Yeah, tires, too. I almost forgot that. I had bought my '86 Miyata 710 used, with cheap tires. It rode like crap. Turns out the PO had put one of those very thick/heavy 'thorn-proof' tubes in the...
09-14-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,213
Posted By Cougrrcj

Yeah, I've been negligent in overhauling the...

Yeah, I've been negligent in overhauling the bearings on my 'riders' for a few years. I used to go through them ever couple of thousand miles, which back then 40 years ago was only a couple of...
09-14-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,051
Posted By Cougrrcj

If you were to put the same wheelset on each...

If you were to put the same wheelset on each bike, that would eliminate that variable. With a properly-tuned and properly-tensioned wheelset, just about ANY frameset feels more 'sprightly',...
09-14-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,703
Posted By Cougrrcj

But if I don't use it (the 52t) why bother...

But if I don't use it (the 52t) why bother posting it? I never use it, so the biggest chainring that I actually use at this time is a 42t, the others have a 38t that I use. Could I use a 44, 45 or...
09-12-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,703
Posted By Cougrrcj

I rarely use the big ring on any of my bikes...

I rarely use the big ring on any of my bikes since I can get most of the gear range I prefer with either the middle chainring on my triples, or the inner ring of my doubles. All of my road-ridden...
09-02-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,649
Posted By Cougrrcj

In between the Viva Touring and the Specialissma...

In between the Viva Touring and the Specialissma was the Gran Tourismo. If you were to put the Univegas in comparison to the Miyatas, the 1000 was to the Specialisma, the Miyata 610 compares to the...
08-31-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,097
Posted By Cougrrcj

Yep. I had this same problem on a motorcycle...

Yep. I had this same problem on a motorcycle some 35 years ago - wrist angle was all wrong for me, causing pain after even 20 miles/15 minutes or so. I bought new bars that fixed that issue. My...
08-19-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,528
Posted By Cougrrcj

My Old Man built many of his audio sets because...

My Old Man built many of his audio sets because to get the latest/greatest, you had to build your own. Including the HH Scott kit 350 tuner and LK-72 amplifier combo that was passed down to me when...
Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,436
Posted By Cougrrcj

My first '10-speed' waaaay back in '74 had stem...

My first '10-speed' waaaay back in '74 had stem shifters. Convenient for someone whose previous bikes were trigger-shifted three-speeds.

Then in fall of '76 at Ohio State, I was roomed with a...
08-18-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By Cougrrcj

^^^ What he said...

^^^ What he said...
08-18-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,232
Posted By Cougrrcj

BITD, I was only 5'8" with 29.5" pants inseam...

BITD, I was only 5'8" with 29.5" pants inseam (now at age 60+ I've shrink to 5'7"). I still prefer to be 'stretched out' on a 23"/57-58cm frame than the cramped-feeling of a 21" frame (my classic...
08-18-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,528
Posted By Cougrrcj

Other than classic collectors/musclecars... not...

Other than classic collectors/musclecars... not so much.

Wife and I met in a dark parking lot -- at a classic musclecar cruise-in 37+ years ago. She had just bought her '70 Mach 1 and I had two...
08-18-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By Cougrrcj

Looks like a winner! You did REAL good. Enjoy!

Looks like a winner! You did REAL good. Enjoy!
08-18-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 542
Posted By Cougrrcj

The Miyata 1000 that I passed on to another BF...

The Miyata 1000 that I passed on to another BF member had one of hose mirrors... I can't use the 'tradtional' bar-end mirrors sine I have SunTour barcons on all of my 'road'-ridden bikes...

As I...
08-18-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By Cougrrcj

Univegas were contract-built at Ben Lawee's...

Univegas were contract-built at Ben Lawee's direction. (check out the Univega appreciation thread)

Univega model specs changed every year because the actual manufacturer of the frames changed...
08-17-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By Cougrrcj

I thought I was doing good when I paid $120 for...

I thought I was doing good when I paid $120 for my '84 Viva Sport. Only double-butted CrMo frame, and Mangalite fork. I replaced everything except the frame, fork and handlebars. Wheels are now...
08-10-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,155
Posted By Cougrrcj

I can still ride my 30-pound (as ridden with tool...

I can still ride my 30-pound (as ridden with tool kit, rear rack, water bottle) mid-'70s Fuji at an average speed of over 17mph on my 12.5mi (each way) commute including the time waiting for traffic...
07-28-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 980
Posted By Cougrrcj

You did REAL good for $100! I paid a a tad more...

You did REAL good for $100! I paid a a tad more for my all-stock low-mile '84 Univega Gran Tourismo, which was made by Miyata and pretty much the same as a Miyata 610 of the same year. Solid rider....
07-28-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,265
Posted By Cougrrcj

Bicycle racing has zero interest for me. I'm not...

Bicycle racing has zero interest for me. I'm not a racer, never have been, never will. My quest for speed is secondary to my physical (cardio/pulmonary) improvement. My cycling is for personal...
07-25-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,967
Posted By Cougrrcj

Can't have it! Neener-neener-neener!!! :P ...

Can't have it! Neener-neener-neener!!! :P

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Not much is still original...
07-14-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,156
Posted By Cougrrcj

To the OP, I'm over on the other side of town --...

To the OP, I'm over on the other side of town -- in flatter Lorain County. My work commute is 12.5 miles each way, and I try to ride my trusty old steel steeds at least twice/week in our too-short...
07-09-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By Cougrrcj

Back 40+ years ago, Bike Warehouse (now...

Back 40+ years ago, Bike Warehouse (now Nashbar/Performance) offered this bracket that kept the front of the rack from sliding down the seat stays:
...
07-08-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,173
Posted By Cougrrcj

Not necessarily correct. The frameset tubing...

Not necessarily correct. The frameset tubing used on the 1000, and also the 610 was improved through the years. Earliest were CrMo, then double-butted, and later triple-butted.

And yes, don't...
Forum: Touring
07-04-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,301
Posted By Cougrrcj

One of my 'bucket-list' tours has a maximum of 60...

One of my 'bucket-list' tours has a maximum of 60 miles between projected overnights, with most being between 35-45 miles. That's only just over two hours of riding to just over three hours of...
07-04-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By Cougrrcj

LizardSkin Cobalt blue or Camo Blue would look...

LizardSkin Cobalt blue or Camo Blue would look awesome...

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Forum: Foo
06-27-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,858
Posted By Cougrrcj

I like the lightweight Wrangler Outdoor stretch...

I like the lightweight Wrangler Outdoor stretch pants and shorts that I bought this year at WalMart...
06-27-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,522
Posted By Cougrrcj

I 'inherited' my older sister's 24-inch...

I 'inherited' my older sister's 24-inch balloon-tire behemoth in the mid-'60s. Then I started riding my dad's JC Higgins (Sears) 3-speed 'English racer', before getting my own Sears Free Spirit...
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