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09-29-20, 09:50 PM
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Posted By Straightblock

I celebrated my 65th birthday this weekend with a...

I celebrated my 65th birthday this weekend with a 65 mile ride on Saturday. I encouraged my ride companions to ride steel but promised no shaming for those on carbon. We started in Fresno under clean...
05-25-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,888
Posted By Straightblock

The green grasses, wildflowers and mild...

The green grasses, wildflowers and mild temperatures of early April are long gone, but it was still the right day to take out a red, white and blue bike for a 55 miler. It was almost 70 at 7:30 and...
05-17-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14,055
Views: 3,034,164
Posted By Straightblock

I was pleased today to meet forum member xiaoman1...

I was pleased today to meet forum member xiaoman1 and pass the Bertoni frame and a few extra bits to a good home. I still don't know what he looks like, though. I'll be watching for a build thread,...
05-12-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,892
Posted By Straightblock

I hope they'll say, "you can tell somebody put a...

I hope they'll say, "you can tell somebody put a lot of miles on this bike but they took really good care of it."
05-10-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14,055
Views: 3,034,164
Posted By Straightblock

I got a goodie basket last week from a friend of...

I got a goodie basket last week from a friend of a friend whose age and health have ended his riding.

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04-20-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,683
Posted By Straightblock

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I work in an essential industry and have been in my office throughout the quarantine / shelter period,...
04-09-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,075
Posted By Straightblock

Ooh-I just realized Eroica will be on my birthday.

Ooh-I just realized Eroica will be on my birthday.
04-08-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,488
Posted By Straightblock

I went a different direction with mine and made...

I went a different direction with mine and made it less comfortable with poorer shifting and braking.

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04-08-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,683
Posted By Straightblock

I'm working on this sad Holdsworth Mistral I...

I'm working on this sad Holdsworth Mistral I picked from OfferUp on my birthday last fall.

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Two...
04-06-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By Straightblock

For my non-Eroica on Saturday I stuck to familiar...

For my non-Eroica on Saturday I stuck to familiar roads. I took my 1972 Nishiki Professional.


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03-29-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,888
Posted By Straightblock

All the shutdowns, quarantines, and shelter in...

All the shutdowns, quarantines, and shelter in place orders can be depressing, but it feels good to ride, even if it's a road I've ridden at least a thousand times. This may be the best time of year,...
03-21-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,702
Posted By Straightblock

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I get compliments nearly every time I ride it, and feel like I need to be at my best to do its heritage...
03-13-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 15,530
Posted By Straightblock

mgopack42 You probably shouldn't have said that,...

mgopack42 You probably shouldn't have said that, Mark. Don't be surprised if you look out your front window the day before Eroica 2021 and see something like this:
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02-27-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,304
Posted By Straightblock

Those bootleg repop jerseys on the big auction...

Those bootleg repop jerseys on the big auction site aren't bad for $25.

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But they're not always...
02-27-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 596,277
Posted By Straightblock

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Drillium goodness. For now it's planned for the Nishiki Professional for Eroica California. I've got a...
12-20-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,430
Posted By Straightblock

I don't recommend the 12 step programs. I tried...

I don't recommend the 12 step programs. I tried one and ended up with 12 bikes.
11-16-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,960
Posted By Straightblock

Central California doesn't get much in the way of...

Central California doesn't get much in the way of fall colors, so this will have to do.

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11-06-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,396
Posted By Straightblock

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11-04-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14,055
Views: 3,034,164
Posted By Straightblock

Both sides Italian, 36 x 24. I remeasured the...

Both sides Italian, 36 x 24. I remeasured the shell width with a caliper instead of a worn out tape measure, and it's closer to 68 mm.
11-03-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14,055
Views: 3,034,164
Posted By Straightblock

Birthday catch! ...

Birthday catch!

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27 bike

That was the title of the Offerup ad with the picture above. The other...
10-05-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,940
Posted By Straightblock

We'll be celebrating my wife being 3 years cancer...

We'll be celebrating my wife being 3 years cancer free next week, so I'm riding pink most of the month.

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08-14-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,354
Posted By Straightblock

1972 Nishiki Professional, a veteran of 3 Eroicas...

1972 Nishiki Professional, a veteran of 3 Eroicas California.

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1987 Nishiki Altron
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07-06-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16,206
Views: 1,685,888
Posted By Straightblock

The Tour de France started today in Brussels for...

The Tour de France started today in Brussels for a special observance of the 50th anniversary of Eddy Merckx's first Tour victory, so it seemed appropriate today to ride 50 miles on a Merckx.
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09-17-16, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,390
Views: 762,018
Posted By Straightblock

Here's a picture from this year's Eroica...

Here's a picture from this year's Eroica California on my Nishiki Professional. Photo credit to Sheldon Smith.

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05-25-14, 10:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,987
Posted By Straightblock

My Phil Anderson Merckx Motorola.

My Phil Anderson Merckx Motorola.
01-05-09, 10:09 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 46,558
Posted By Straightblock

I've got a mid-1970s Colin Laing track bike. It...

I've got a mid-1970s Colin Laing track bike. It originally belonged to a LBS owner in Fresno, CA.

I don't know if he ever raced on the track, but at some point he hung a reverse-claw bolt-on rear...
02-26-08, 11:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,920
Posted By Straightblock

My team, Montrose (CA) Cycle Club was sponsored...

My team, Montrose (CA) Cycle Club was sponsored by West Coast Cycle Supply. Around 1977 or 78, Cat 1&2 riders got the Nishiki "ONP" frame, in a champagne color. Light & stiff, but several of them...
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