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11-24-20, 03:13 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

WHO NABBED THIS ONE??? Gone —-

WHO NABBED THIS ONE??? Gone —-
11-23-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16,384
Views: 1,713,917
Posted By Wildwood

Where did I ride?

I rode in the rain.


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Just a mist...... ...
11-23-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25,612
Views: 2,546,532
Posted By Wildwood

Today’s ‘commute’ saw rain

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Just wet...
11-22-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3,800
Views: 537,286
Posted By Wildwood

Over on another BF, thread about Best Ever...

Over on another BF, thread about Best Ever Picture - only one shot allowed. I think it ought to be about the bike, so I'll use this as a visual demo post to help me decide. Gotta be vintage.

I...
11-22-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25,612
Views: 2,546,532
Posted By Wildwood

We both know it is mostly - The Tale of the...

We both know it is mostly - The Tale of the Tarmac.
But I do what I can,.....

which most easily accomplished with light wheels and good tubular tires.

edit:
Actually, the other Ergo equipped...
11-22-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25,612
Views: 2,546,532
Posted By Wildwood

Got in my easiest 20 miler from home. Been quite...

Got in my easiest 20 miler from home. Been quite a few days since last ride so I just cruised before the final uphill slog.

lugged steel, compact crankset, tubular wheels. Possibly time for a...
11-21-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,409
Posted By Wildwood

T'was a good strongo beero and accomplimento, eh....

T'was a good strongo beero and accomplimento, eh.
Love the cool green, in all the stops and scenes, eh.

edit: somebody needs a reality check on best photos, okie?doekie? :D
11-21-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,255
Posted By Wildwood

Oh WOW! Finally viewed your photos (i'm not...

Oh WOW!

Finally viewed your photos (i'm not a FBer, but no probs viewing) and I must say - beautiful job on a huge task. But seemingly, A Labor of Love. You guys who seek and collect these lovely...
Forum: Foo
11-21-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 820
Posted By Wildwood

This should be in the 'Are You Having a Bad Day?'...

This should be in the 'Are You Having a Bad Day?' Forum
Really!
11-20-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,356
Posted By Wildwood

Mr +Ms mountaindave - not too far from home. ...

Mr +Ms mountaindave - not too far from home.
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11-20-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,292
Posted By Wildwood

My end game in the World of Bicycling

My story of adult riding goes back to '85.
"Collecting" started in '87, when a friend was divorcing and dropped 2 bikes on me.
Got up to about 10 mostly mid-level bikes with different tubesets....
11-19-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,356
Posted By Wildwood

As an 'old timer' i should have an older photo. ...

As an 'old timer' i should have an older photo.
Here's a ride organized on this Forum. Not sure if all are/were members?
Somebody else have to give me the year....
11-16-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 632
Posted By Wildwood

If it is a forged alloy crankset, as stated...

If it is a forged alloy crankset, as stated above, you should be OK. They have been successfully making this type of product in China for decades for everybody in the cycling biz. But that is just my...
11-16-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 694
Posted By Wildwood

"add to my library of locks" - note to self =...

"add to my library of locks" -
note to self = do not move to Hopkins, MN
11-16-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 834
Posted By Wildwood

Did she ask for your help? It was too long for me...

Did she ask for your help? It was too long for me to read. And too short to explain the range of issues you raise.

But helping someone buy 'the right bike' is a commendable effort.

Good luck...
11-15-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By Wildwood

Climbing is: power to weight = 6', 160# is a...

Climbing is:
power to weight = 6', 160# is a good weight, work on power
steep hills, sprints, squats
aerobic capacity & endurance = we all work the engine.
steady hills, intervals, belly...
11-15-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 339,457
Posted By Wildwood

Been collecting the little bits....

.....and at night, polishing away the grey on a battered Triomphe crankset ( from Lascauxcaveman ), tho’ still not finished.

So almost ready to finalize the first build. May need a narrower BB...
11-15-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 947
Posted By Wildwood

I have extreme memory loss and early dementia - I...

I have extreme memory loss and early dementia - I do not even recognize all my grandchildren.
What's between my ears is mush. But I still have self awareness and logic and good physical abilities....
11-12-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6,696
Views: 612,136
Posted By Wildwood

Gran Sport derailleurs & shifters from...

Gran Sport derailleurs & shifters from WolfgangVerne
Steyr headbadge from The Thin Man

both gentlemen and a pleasure to deal with. The packages arrived ahead of schedule. :)



...
11-11-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 947
Posted By Wildwood

I'm lucky I made it this far, for many reasons. ...

I'm lucky I made it this far, for many reasons.
Lost 2 buddies in VietNam, etc, etc, etc.

Life is Hazardous - Play at your Own Risk.
11-11-20, 03:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 947
Posted By Wildwood

beat me to it I'm 70 and ride all over...

beat me to it


I'm 70 and ride all over the place. hehehehe

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11-10-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,666
Posted By Wildwood

When considering a bike purchase there is only...

When considering a bike purchase there is only one rule of thumb for me: Will I ride this bike?

When riding a quality vintage bike, for me, there are few rules of thumb.
1. Rubber Side Down
2....
11-08-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By Wildwood

Another WHOA..... great contribution. sooo...

Another WHOA.....
great contribution.
sooo positive to a legit question.

sorry, no input on hub, but looks nice.
11-08-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,414
Posted By Wildwood

Pics of you riding that hammer - or it isn't true...

Pics of you riding that hammer - or it isn't true and never happened. :roflmao2:
11-08-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,414
Posted By Wildwood

My friction shifting drivetrains NEVER need...

My friction shifting drivetrains NEVER need adjustment. But that design has been around a while. ...
11-08-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By Wildwood

The fine arts major did a nice design. Period. ...

The fine arts major did a nice design. Period.

Maybe i should go look at the black one. It is certainly "rare".
11-08-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By Wildwood

Here's my '84 ProTour, pictured in the mid-90's. ...

Here's my '84 ProTour, pictured in the mid-90's.
Like I said, a versatile frame.
Funny that my daughter now has a vintage bike with child's seat on the back....
11-07-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,242
Posted By Wildwood

Amazing - still a great link. and the Sale...

Amazing - still a great link. and the Sale recco makes it uncannily timely.
11-05-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,086
Posted By Wildwood

Here's the VO crank on a couple of bikes. 46/30...

Here's the VO crank on a couple of bikes. 46/30 rings.
edit: same crank, different frame builds. Can't see needing more than one of these; but, i don't tour or hardcore off-road, or live in the high...
11-05-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 982
Posted By Wildwood

Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, WHOAOOOO

He said simple.
Light colored rubber bands used for pic example. Real men use twine.

For those who travel light, I offer:

...
11-05-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 982
Posted By Wildwood

Depends on the contents. Thinner leather is...

Depends on the contents.
Thinner leather is lighter, easily pliable and... thinner.
Was a long time ago.

Leather to envelope your package, rubber bands or shoe lace to clasp it very securely,...
11-05-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,895
Posted By Wildwood

big john You have to watch out for where you...

big john
You have to watch out for where you live, sometimes.
Born + raised in the South = never to return.
CAT7RDR - i also choose routes and times of ride carefully. There are just some roads...
11-05-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 828
Posted By Wildwood

Gosh you are nosy!!! the blocks are MINE. the...

Gosh you are nosy!!!
the blocks are MINE.
the clock - a cheapie from the Sear Roebuck catalogue, about 100 years ago.
Dry sink??? The umbrella stand is an 8" brass shell casing. USNavy issue....
11-03-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 982
Posted By Wildwood

from an upholstery store I got a bunch of leather...

from an upholstery store I got a bunch of leather sample pieces. some were large enough that a 'burrito wrap' of tools was possible, secured with a leather shoe lace and attached to the saddle rails...
11-02-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16,384
Views: 1,713,917
Posted By Wildwood

Another good day to ride. Maple Valley to...

Another good day to ride.
Maple Valley to Newcastle via the low traffic route....
11-01-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By Wildwood

Sorry - no Sachs Huret Rival close-up but....

....here is a SH Rival on the AD Olympian. Been there forever without probs, lotta nasty miles on the fendered roadie. So I guess I love it.

...
11-01-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16,384
Views: 1,713,917
Posted By Wildwood

Nice in PNW 1112020

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JRA enjoying the silence and sounds of occasional...
10-31-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,411
Posted By Wildwood

Cross training = de-mossing the lawn

Alternative summer cycling activity. :mad: Scraping and raking part of the front moss lawn.
...
10-30-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,262
Posted By Wildwood

I might roll 2 or 3 and fuggetaboutthetouchup. ;)

I might roll 2 or 3 and fuggetaboutthetouchup. ;)
10-29-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16,384
Views: 1,713,917
Posted By Wildwood

Muchly the same roads and hardpack. E-bikes for...

Muchly the same roads and hardpack. E-bikes for the inactive is the fastest growing visuals I get on trails. Gets them out.
...
10-27-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16,384
Views: 1,713,917
Posted By Wildwood

Enjoyed my morning 20mi ride. this pic: good...

Enjoyed my morning 20mi ride.
this pic:
good color
good frame that Ishi022
good resto-mod on Batavus
good miles on this bar tape
good long stem
also, my favorite great hoods.
...
10-27-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 978
Posted By Wildwood

I had been searching for a birth year bike and a...

I had been searching for a birth year bike and a German bike. If one is willing to compromise birth year to birth decade, to kill 2 birds (so to speak) with 1 bike. I wanted a rear derailleur mount...
10-26-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 339,457
Posted By Wildwood

Hey Lattz - i said somewhere - too old for...

Hey Lattz - i said somewhere - too old for Lo-Pro, the Rossin was likely too small, and an experienced man knows his limitations. I also passed on a Schauff, maybe just getting too picky.
10-26-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 339,457
Posted By Wildwood

Quikie pic update! Still waiting on cables. ...

Quikie pic update! Still waiting on cables.

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10-25-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,707
Posted By Wildwood

Wow! CoVid fever?. Steroids supposedly help.

Wow!
CoVid fever?.
Steroids supposedly help.
10-24-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,396
Posted By Wildwood

lightweight, invisible, super cheap, with a good...

lightweight, invisible, super cheap, with a good sales pitch and unlimited capability.

unobtanium at the accessory level.



free your handlebars and your mind will follow
10-24-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,009
Posted By Wildwood

that's Mr. C.Dogge to you. Men who ride fixed...

that's Mr. C.Dogge to you.
Men who ride fixed can melt ice caps and crush asteroids! :innocent:


The correct answer is: It depends!
Decal?, Dents to hide?, Chips to cover?
What size bottle on...
10-24-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,794
Views: 645,347
Posted By Wildwood

I scrolled back several pages and don’t think I...

I scrolled back several pages and don’t think I posted the final build on this one. Endurance geometry for me from 1983.
AustroDaimler/Puch Vent Noir
(edit: I should add an outdoor pic)...
10-23-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,590
Posted By Wildwood

+1 - i can agree with brushed metal alloy frames,...

+1 - i can agree with brushed metal alloy frames, but it does not have to be aluminium.
...
10-23-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,590
Posted By Wildwood

On a custom bike I had a decal made in small...

On a custom bike I had a decal made in small script - of an old nickname.
When it got repainted, no such decal was necessary to make it special.
YMMV



edit: OldsCOOL= no matter what you call...
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