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07-09-20, 12:14 PM
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Posted By greg3rd48

Classic? definitely. This was the before and...

Classic? definitely. This was the before and after of a close cousin to yours, my '94 R600 which I built up for my wife.
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07-08-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By greg3rd48

I had a '90 Black Lightning that I retrofitted...

I had a '90 Black Lightning that I retrofitted with Shimano 105 11 speed with no issues. You can certainly spread the rear to 130. It was a great bike but the frame was too large so it was passed on...
07-06-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 244,989
Posted By greg3rd48

I have a Stronglight Competition from a PX10 if...

I have a Stronglight Competition from a PX10 if that suits you.
06-16-20, 12:41 PM
06-16-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 771
Posted By greg3rd48

My primary commuter for several years was a U08...

My primary commuter for several years was a U08 with a 50-34 Stronglight Impact crank and a 14-28t freewheel. The terrain is quite hilly in this area so the range worked well for me in almost every...
05-27-20, 05:50 AM
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Posted By greg3rd48

Excellent photographs! I do love Chicago.

Excellent photographs! I do love Chicago.
05-27-20, 05:19 AM
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Views: 142,654
Posted By greg3rd48

Yessir, I thought the same thing.

Yessir, I thought the same thing.
05-25-20, 10:02 AM
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Views: 142,654
Posted By greg3rd48

At the Bronx to Randall’s Island the other day. ...

At the Bronx to Randall’s Island the other day.


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05-21-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15,671
Views: 1,595,344
Posted By greg3rd48

I went to visit a buddy out in Bay Ridge,...

I went to visit a buddy out in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn on Monday. A nice 71 mile NYC ride in gorgeous weather.

P.S. This was not a C&V day...
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05-21-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,884
Posted By greg3rd48

You got that right. My daily commute is plenty...

You got that right. My daily commute is plenty hilly and a great workout.

My local bike shop has been crazy here. Everything has been picked clean and the stream of customers is nonstop. Bikes in...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,277,825
Posted By greg3rd48

I have been commuting solely on this Ace build...

I have been commuting solely on this Ace build for the past 2 years and it has undergone many tweaks. Usually my commute is around 21 miles round trip and the panniers are loaded down. It serves...
05-14-20, 06:36 AM
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Posted By greg3rd48

A quick 22 mile spin to City Island on the Gitane...

A quick 22 mile spin to City Island on the Gitane Super Corsa a couple of days ago and a couple of shots of the Fuji Ace this morning by the office.
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05-13-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 14,300
Posted By greg3rd48

November 2018 - I purchased a Fuji Gran Fondo and...

November 2018 - I purchased a Fuji Gran Fondo and I have to say that I do thoroughly enjoy riding that bike just as I do my steel steeds and my aluminum Cannondale.
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05-05-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,785
Posted By greg3rd48

I have no idea about the C&V market BUT the...

I have no idea about the C&V market BUT the number of cyclists, novice and commuters, has increased greatly here. On my route where I used to see few others pre-COVID now I see plenty. My local LBS...
05-05-20, 02:39 PM
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Posted By greg3rd48

Just my usual 10 mile commute in this morning....

Just my usual 10 mile commute in this morning. Crisp air and a beautiful view outside the office.
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05-05-20, 01:49 PM
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Posted By greg3rd48

I hope that you are well and resting and that...

I hope that you are well and resting and that your symptoms were not the sign of something bigger. Wishing you well from NYC!
05-05-20, 09:01 AM
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Posted By greg3rd48

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04-28-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 793
Posted By greg3rd48

I have a '94 R600 which I upgraded for my wife. I...

I have a '94 R600 which I upgraded for my wife. I ride it once in a while also and the modern upgrades definitely improved the ride. However, the upgrades did add up but selling the original...
04-27-20, 04:48 PM
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Views: 783,368
Posted By greg3rd48

Great photo and beautiful child! I have mine in...

Great photo and beautiful child! I have mine in training also...
04-20-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2,713
Views: 636,172
Posted By greg3rd48

'71 Gitane Super Corsa frame/fork build. I picked...

'71 Gitane Super Corsa frame/fork build. I picked this up from a fellow BF member a couple of years ago and finally finished it late last year. I find myself enjoying this bike more and more.
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04-20-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,205
Posted By greg3rd48

It really looks great and the decals really pop...

It really looks great and the decals really pop on the orange.
04-19-20, 02:19 PM
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Views: 704,252
Posted By greg3rd48

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04-19-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15,671
Views: 1,595,344
Posted By greg3rd48

I have been sneaking in 20-25 miles a day this...

I have been sneaking in 20-25 miles a day this week and it feels great. I am really enjoying the SS/fixed Gitane Super Corsa, my most recent project.
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04-19-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,107
Posted By greg3rd48

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04-11-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15,671
Views: 1,595,344
Posted By greg3rd48

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03-08-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 34,485
Posted By greg3rd48

I built up an identical Royale for my brother and...

I built up an identical Royale for my brother and gave it to him as a gift a few years ago. He loves that bike. Nice shots!
01-29-20, 11:30 AM
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Views: 34,485
Posted By greg3rd48

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xiaoman1 I suppose this does have an artistic component!
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01-29-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,842
Posted By greg3rd48

To all who have not been, yes it is a unique and...

To all who have not been, yes it is a unique and worthwhile event!
01-26-20, 11:42 AM
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Views: 1,595,344
Posted By greg3rd48

DQRider I only took one photograph as I was...

DQRider I only took one photograph as I was walking back to my bike. I was in a rush to reach my destination and forgot my keys in the door when leaving so I doubled back then looked at the bike and...
01-25-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15,671
Views: 1,595,344
Posted By greg3rd48

I had to head into Midtown last Friday early in...

I had to head into Midtown last Friday early in the morning for work and took a couple of shots. The ride down was smooth, the ride back was 20 miles of sapping headwind.
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01-20-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,102
Posted By greg3rd48

I have used inexpensive housing without an issue...

I have used inexpensive housing without an issue for years and thousands of rough miles. I have also used quality housing on non-commuter builds. Honestly I never had an issue with either one....
01-18-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,601
Posted By greg3rd48

I went with the Zefal Classic leather bottle cage...

I went with the Zefal Classic leather bottle cage with a Zefal bottle strap gizmo on my PX10. It fits the bill nicely and doesn't affect the paint due to the rubber straps.
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01-16-20, 09:22 AM
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Posted By greg3rd48

Nice car! My dad had an MG Midget that he bought...

Nice car! My dad had an MG Midget that he bought with the money he had saved while in the Seabees in Vietnam. He passed it on to a nephew when I was born who subsequently wrecked it when I was a kid....
01-12-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 927
Posted By greg3rd48

Thanks! I ride strictly drop bars but he wanted...

Thanks! I ride strictly drop bars but he wanted this to cruise to work and other errands/pubs. The frame is an A08 (no chrome on the fork).
01-12-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,778
Posted By greg3rd48

Selle Anatomica Titanico ...

Selle Anatomica Titanico

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01-12-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 927
Posted By greg3rd48

I will keep my eyes out while traversing the...

I will keep my eyes out while traversing the city. Even here that would stand out!

I built this Pug up for a buddy in Manhattan a while back.
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01-11-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,160
Views: 235,148
Posted By greg3rd48

'94 R600 ...

'94 R600

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01-11-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,097
Posted By greg3rd48

I like the black saddle with black wrap for my...

I like the black saddle with black wrap for my black frame but now prefer brownwall tires as a contrast.

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01-11-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,691
Posted By greg3rd48

Free?!? :beer: How did you manage this level of...

Free?!? :beer: How did you manage this level of luck twice??
01-01-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By greg3rd48

"Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh!" as my Aunt...

"Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh!" as my Aunt Eileen and cousins from across the Atlantic would say.
12-29-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 113,308
Posted By greg3rd48

Class! What year is this PX? She is a beauty. I...

Class! What year is this PX? She is a beauty. I only wish mine was this size.

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12-23-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 88,867
Posted By greg3rd48

A fine looking U08 you have there! Did you ever...

A fine looking U08 you have there! Did you ever find a suitable frame pump?
12-23-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By greg3rd48

Dia Compe Ene Ciclo DT shifters are up to 11...

Dia Compe Ene Ciclo DT shifters are up to 11 speed compatible and look nice. I haven't used them though.
12-23-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,350
Posted By greg3rd48

It does look great. Heck it is YOUR bike and do...

It does look great. Heck it is YOUR bike and do what you will. That disclaimer is a big warning to any future owner anyways.
12-23-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15,671
Views: 1,595,344
Posted By greg3rd48

I have a bit over one week to go in 2019 to reach...

I have a bit over one week to go in 2019 to reach my 5,000 mile goal. The flu knocked me out for the past week but I plan to subtract at least 25 miles from the remaining 80 tomorrow morning. Great...
12-23-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,039
Posted By greg3rd48

I sold two bikes during the last year, one a...

I sold two bikes during the last year, one a Raleigh Super Course TT project build and the other a Peugeot U08 commuter build. Both sold quickly at my requested price on CL with quite a few inquiries...
12-23-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 656
Posted By greg3rd48

xiaoman1 Thank you Ben and Merry Christmas and...

xiaoman1 Thank you Ben and Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah to everyone else too! Christmas will be relaxed and joyous this year since we decided to take it easy. This will be my son's first...
12-23-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,829
Posted By greg3rd48

Yep, that NYC lock weighs a ton and when I do use...

Yep, that NYC lock weighs a ton and when I do use it I sometimes ride with it slung across my chest. When I am not worried about theft I also use a thin comb cable lock or just flip the bike over for...
12-17-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,829
Posted By greg3rd48

I run 50-34 compact and 11 speed rear on the Ace....

I run 50-34 compact and 11 speed rear on the Ace. Upper Manhattan is where the elevation increases. Midtown and south is pretty much flat in most places. Obviously crossing bridges to Brooklyn or the...
12-17-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,829
Posted By greg3rd48

I do think that your Trek is a great platform to...

I do think that your Trek is a great platform to start with. I have commuted for 8+ years give or take all over NYC, at first on a Cannondale hybrid but as of 2014 exclusively on vintage steel and...
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