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03-13-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,361
Posted By ironwood

There is a saying among cyclists in Denmark: ...

There is a saying among cyclists in Denmark: "There's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing."
02-06-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,784
Posted By ironwood

$$$$$

$$$$$
01-18-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By ironwood

It isn't an '83, all the 600 series that year...

It isn't an '83, all the 600 series that year had caliper brakes, not brazed on posts for cantilevers. The '83s are good candidates for conversion to 650B.
01-17-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,766
Posted By ironwood

You are not a Luddite if you have a bike...

You are not a Luddite if you have a bike computer. A Luddite wouldn't have bike computer. I might be considered a Luddite because I don't have a bike computer, nor do I use a GPS to find my way...
01-13-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,817
Posted By ironwood

Some of these responses are further evidence of...

Some of these responses are further evidence of the breakdown of our civil society.
01-13-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By ironwood

If you average all the responses out, it looks...

If you average all the responses out, it looks like you've got to convert both. That's the jury's verdict.
01-06-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,345
Posted By ironwood

If you tie it like they do on the Rivendell...

If you tie it like they do on the Rivendell video, it shouldn't come loose. Some people also shellac the tape. If done right some cork tape will look like leather, sort of.
01-06-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,345
Posted By ironwood

Try using hemp twine instead of tape. The...

Try using hemp twine instead of tape. The Rivendell site, www.rivbike.com has instructions.
01-06-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By ironwood

You might in the near future.

You might in the near future.
01-03-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By ironwood

The tire selection is a lot greater now than ten...

The tire selection is a lot greater now than ten years ago. I like the tires made by Panaracer and distributed by René Herse, www..renehersecycles.com But there are others as well.
01-03-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By ironwood

Thank you

Thank you
01-03-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,665
Posted By ironwood

This is another post where someone asks a sort of...

This is another post where someone asks a sort of naive question and a lot of people respond , and the OP never posts again. Other recent examples are "The best centuries in the US" or " Recommend a...
01-02-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By ironwood

Well, I'm glad you are feeling good, but what...

Well, I'm glad you are feeling good, but what are "PRs", "zone 2 rides", and "HIIT days"?
12-30-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,291
Posted By ironwood

How ordinary. Magnesium is the best.

How ordinary. Magnesium is the best.
12-29-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,445
Posted By ironwood

Not to mention that red bikes are faster.

Not to mention that red bikes are faster.
12-29-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,445
Posted By ironwood

Does anyone think the OP is going to post again? ...

Does anyone think the OP is going to post again? I usually avoid questions on this forum from posters who only have one post.
12-23-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,802
Posted By ironwood

I don't have a power meter or a computer or...

I don't have a power meter or a computer or Strava to tell me how fast I'm going or how much power I'm producing. I get on my bike to go somewhere; five miles or fifteen, whatever. I always get...
12-17-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,359
Posted By ironwood

I might ride my age on my birthday , but in...

I might ride my age on my birthday , but in February it isn't always possible. I'm also going metric.
12-17-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,898
Posted By ironwood

The Trek is too nice a bike to sacrifice.

The Trek is too nice a bike to sacrifice.
12-09-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,659
Posted By ironwood

I found a Bridgestone 400 frame, fork, crank...

I found a Bridgestone 400 frame, fork, crank brakes and seatpost, in the dump abour 15 years ago> built it up with 700c wheels, 32mm wide Paselas, and some other parts I happened to have. It was,...
12-03-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By ironwood

I had a nice ride Sunday even though it was about...

I had a nice ride Sunday even though it was about 29F. Raods were clean, but they began putting down salt in anticipation of the snow we are having. I don't ride in salty slush.
11-23-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,184
Posted By ironwood

The saddles I ride (mostly Brooks B-17,) are...

The saddles I ride (mostly Brooks B-17,) are comfortable otherwise I wouldn't ride on them. If someone doesn't like the saddle on his or her bike, change it .
11-19-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 19,508
Posted By ironwood

If you keep riding and don't have any major...

If you keep riding and don't have any major health setbacks, you should be good up to about 85. I don't know anyone personally over 85 who still rides. but there are some people who do.

Lower...
11-12-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,140
Posted By ironwood

"There's no such thing as bad weather"

Sunday's NYTimes had an article on cycling in Copenhagen and it quoted a Danish cyclist; "There's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing."
10-28-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 32,290
Posted By ironwood

I don't really worry about it. One of the...

I don't really worry about it. One of the reasons I don't worry about it is that I've been cycling walking, skiing etc. all my adult life. In 1956, the cardiologist Paul Dudley White identified the...
10-21-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 49,099
Posted By ironwood

Recently I've been drinking a Pilsner from...

Recently I've been drinking a Pilsner from Lamplighter Brewing in Cambridge, Appollo Sunshine, but it is a seasonal offering, so it's mostly gone. Wait til next year. I like dark beers and ales...
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,021
Posted By ironwood

It should be okay. I often use a front bag and a...

It should be okay. I often use a front bag and a saddlebag for carrying stuff. Some bikes are sensitive to a front load, and some handle better with a front bag: it depends on the bike's geometry. ...
08-15-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,579
Posted By ironwood

There are so many variables involved. Some bars...

There are so many variables involved. Some bars might be perfect for one rider, but torture for another. Saddle height, bar height reach, width, type of handlebar wrap all play a role, along with...
08-14-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,077
Posted By ironwood

I buy Guernseys.

I buy Guernseys.
08-06-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,018
Posted By ironwood

A couple of years ago a newspaper, I think it was...

A couple of years ago a newspaper, I think it was the NYTimes, had an article on centenarians in which they asked a group of 100 year olds how they managed to stay alive for a hundred years. The...
08-05-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,415
Posted By ironwood

Judging from the pictures and other information...

Judging from the pictures and other information you've provided, it looks like a 1968 Baccigalupi. Extremely rare, and worth thousands, but it could be a Modigliani, which is even rarer, and worth...
08-05-19, 01:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,839
Posted By ironwood

42mm wide tires are even better.

42mm wide tires are even better.
08-02-19, 12:46 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 33,133
Posted By ironwood

The safest time to ride is when there is an NFL...

The safest time to ride is when there is an NFL game on television. However, the period before the game starts is dangerous because everyone is rushing to get beer, chips dip, and more beer, and the...
08-01-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,978
Posted By ironwood

I know of another 72 year old who , if he were...

I know of another 72 year old who , if he were two pounds heavier or one half inch shorter, would fall into the obese category. He doesn't drink or smoke, but eats junk food and never exercises. He...
07-31-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,018
Posted By ironwood

I would describe it more like being dealt a hand...

I would describe it more like being dealt a hand in a card game. Some people are dealt a bad hand and all the skill in the world won't help them. Others might be dealt a great hand and can't lose...
Forum: Touring
07-31-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,132
Posted By ironwood

Has anyone else looked at the OP's other posts?

Has anyone else looked at the OP's other posts?
07-28-19, 03:32 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,406
Posted By ironwood

Maybe it is time to revive the Tour de Trump. ...

Maybe it is time to revive the Tour de Trump. (It really was a bicycle race in 1989.)
07-27-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,406
Posted By ironwood

"Intelligentsia Cup"? The name is enough to turn...

"Intelligentsia Cup"? The name is enough to turn off most people, including intelligent people.
07-27-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,978
Posted By ironwood

I ride a bike because I like to ride a bike. The...

I ride a bike because I like to ride a bike. The fact that I am in pretty good health at 78 has more to do with having healthy ancestors than my habits.
07-23-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,889
Posted By ironwood

For comfort I'd go with a bike that can take...

For comfort I'd go with a bike that can take 650Bx42mm tires. Also, bikes from Rivendell are comfortable for some folks.
07-21-19, 03:08 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,090
Posted By ironwood

Beautiful bike. I sometimes think that the mixte...

Beautiful bike. I sometimes think that the mixte is the most elegant design. Brazed on centerpulls are great. Are the pedals the Grip Kings, aka Lambda, or the new Rivendell Monarchs?
05-13-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,588
Posted By ironwood

I had washed and packed away my woolen underwear...

I had washed and packed away my woolen underwear not expecting to take them out until November, but , it's cold and I had to dig them out.
12-27-18, 06:52 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,202
Posted By ironwood

"Are you ignorant or apathetic?" "I don't...

"Are you ignorant or apathetic?"

"I don't know and I don't care."
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