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Forum: Texas
04-16-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By SpeedofLite

Thanks Adam. I was hoping to hear something like...

Thanks Adam. I was hoping to hear something like that.
Can you comment on general condition of the "remote area" roads and size and condition of paved shoulder (if any)?
And by saying "network...
04-16-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 7
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1988) SCOTT Superbrake / MATHAUSER Hydraulic Brake

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Forum: Texas
04-14-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By SpeedofLite

What's Makes Texas Hill Country Great for Long Rides (40+ miles)?

I've heard Texas Hill Country has a great reputation for cycling.
What makes it so great for long rides -- 40+ miles?
I'm looking forward to riding there this coming Fall, but would love to hear...
04-13-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 867
Posted By SpeedofLite

I've received a few requests for the "Bicycle...

I've received a few requests for the "Bicycle Workshop: Building Your Own Wheels" article by Sheldon Brown.
It's ~41 MB and spread over 14 pages, so here's a link: ...
04-13-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1988) All About Saddles (Berto)

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04-13-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 867
Posted By SpeedofLite

Yeah, but I think I feel your pain, or confusion,...

Yeah, but I think I feel your pain, or confusion, or angst, or whatever it is that makes this issue feel weird to me too.
At first I thought of it as an issue by committee with various factions...
04-11-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 867
Posted By SpeedofLite

40 Years Ago: April 1981 in Bicycling magazine

Articles included in this post are:
On Tour: "So You think Fenders Are a Drag? Think Again"
"Cycling Enters a New Age"
Backcountry Bikepacking: "Your Rack and Bags"
"Technical Q & A"

Road Test...
04-10-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By SpeedofLite

Beautiful bike! What are the make and model of...

Beautiful bike!
What are the make and model of those rims?
I like how they set the frame colors off even more.
04-10-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By SpeedofLite

You're welcome. I'm hoping there'll be a more...

You're welcome. I'm hoping there'll be a more in-depth review in one of the issues ahead.
04-10-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1988) Introducing SUNTOUR XCD 6000

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04-10-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1988) Introducing CAMPAGNOLO Croce d' Aune

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04-10-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1988) Loaded Touring -- CANNONDALE ST1000 and TREK 520

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04-09-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 623
Posted By SpeedofLite

What's going on in the forward half of the main...

What's going on in the forward half of the main triangle?
Curved tubing off the head tube?
Cable leading up from head tube to top tube and then down the middle to FD area?
VOTE FOR PEDRO!
04-04-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 61,145
Views: 9,149,184
Posted By SpeedofLite

Now that's interesting. The seller's initials...

Now that's interesting. The seller's initials are the same as mine, and the size of that frame is my size.
And the enthusiasm of C&V members for Centurion IM DS has not gone unnoticed. Hmmm....
04-03-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 438
Posted By SpeedofLite

No, unfortunately. There is usually a short...

No, unfortunately. There is usually a short description of the front cover in the upper right corner of the Table of Contents. This one provides no detail, not even where they were. Sometimes the...
04-03-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 438
Posted By SpeedofLite

Sure. Here you go. ...

Sure. Here you go.

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04-03-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 438
Posted By SpeedofLite

50 Years Ago: April 1971 in Bicycling! magazine

Included articles are:

"Across the Straits"
"The Bikes the Stars Use"
"Race Results"

"TECHNICAL The Custom Frame" was posted previously (2nd article in the post) at...
03-31-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By SpeedofLite

Price reduction bump. Still $600 for the bike,...

Price reduction bump. Still $600 for the bike, but now offering free shipping to continental US address.
03-31-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By SpeedofLite

You're welcome. I think the same way about...

You're welcome.
I think the same way about his articles.
That's mainly why I include his last name in the post title in case some BF members might pass on a seemingly mundane topic otherwise.
03-31-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1988) All About Chains (Berto)

The full article is presented below.
A pdf will be available for the next week or so here: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AgHfxA8atbGnlyqGrFbgrZufED1b?e=eaj883

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03-31-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By SpeedofLite

And another sign of Spring... ...

And another sign of Spring...

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03-30-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1988) Specialized Epics -- StumpJumper and Allez

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Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By SpeedofLite

I'll second this. I sold a 1997 Catalyst about...

I'll second this.
I sold a 1997 Catalyst about 5 years ago in wonderful condition. lightly used, very clean, but with all original components.
I lived in the Midwest US at the time and sold it to...
03-25-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 250
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1988) Buyers' Guide -- Table of Specifications

The 1988 Bicycling Buyers' Guide contained a Table of Specifications covering 240 models. The pdf file is 75 MB.
This table has sections for Racing, All-Terrain, Sport/Touring, and Women's.
Here's...
03-24-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1988) Buyers' Guide -- Nishiki, Univega, and Trek

The 1988 Buyers' Guide had road tests for 9 featured bikes and a Table of Specifications for 240 bikes.
This post is for featured models NISHIKI International, UNIVEGA Range Rover 18, and TREK 1000....
03-24-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By SpeedofLite

I feel the same way. In fact, more than once...

I feel the same way.
In fact, more than once I've thought of starting to construct a genealogy chart/timeline showing the movement of key people, creation of new companies, and the demise of...
03-23-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By SpeedofLite

You're welcome. I've never owned a GT bike, but...

You're welcome. I've never owned a GT bike, but I've long appreciated their funky look.
Coincidentally, Slingshot bikes first came on the scene in BMX, and they certainly brought the funk too.
03-23-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By SpeedofLite

FS: 1967 Schwinn Panther ($600 plus shipping)

BIKE HAS BEEN SOLD.
PRICE REDUCTION: Still $600 for local pick-up, but will now ship free to continental US address.

Born February 1967 in Chicago, IL, USA
Dual racks, horn, single-speed, Bendix...
03-23-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By SpeedofLite

Cool. The final 3 road tests and the Table of...

Cool. The final 3 road tests and the Table of Specifications will be posted over the next 2-3 days.
03-23-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1988) Buyers' Guide -- Centurion, GT, and Mongoose

The 1988 Buyers' Guide had road tests for 9 featured bikes and a Table of Specifications for 240 bikes.
This post is for featured models CENTURION LeMans, GT Karakoram, and MONGOOSE Alta.

The...
03-22-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 158
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1988) Buyers' Guide -- Bianchi, Raleigh, and Miyata

The 1988 Buyers' Guide had road tests for 9 featured bikes and a Table of Specifications for 240 bikes.
ThIs post presents the road tests for featured models BIANCHI Sport SX, RALEIGH Instinct, and...
03-20-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 122
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1988) All About Indexed Shifting (Berto)

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03-18-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By SpeedofLite

I would hope for the 3Rensho or the Hetchins, but...

I would hope for the 3Rensho or the Hetchins, but I wouldn't pass on the Kellogg or the Somec.
Every time I run across a Spectrum, it reminds me of a tour I did in Vermont in 1986 with Vermont...
03-18-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1988) Kellogg, 3Rensho, Somec, and Hetchins

Winners of Bicycling's Guest Editor Contest ride and review KELLOGG Spectrum, 3RENSHO Katana, SOMEC SLX/AIR, and HETCHINS Novus Ductor.
Only the first page of the article and pages with bike photos...
03-15-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By SpeedofLite

Nope-o. :)

Nope-o. :)
03-15-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By SpeedofLite

30 Years Ago: March 1991 in Bicycling magazine

Articles included:
"Letters"
"Quick Releases"
"Riding Technique: Frankie Andreu on Pack Riding"
"Group Therapy" - a comparison of key features of component groups
"Off the Back -- If I Were Greg...
03-14-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By SpeedofLite

Ha! Yeah, you won't see anything newer than 1991...

Ha! Yeah, you won't see anything newer than 1991 from me...... until next year.
I cap these articles at 30 yrs ago for C&V.
But even then I swear I can feel vibrations from some far off grumbling....
03-14-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1991) Buyers' Guide -- Table of Specifications

The first three pages of the Table of Specifications are shown below to wet your beak.
The full Table of Specifications (pdf) can be viewed and downloaded at this link for the next week or so, or...
03-14-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1991) Buyers' Guide -- The 9 Hottest Bikes of 1991

Featured bikes are KESTREL 500 EMS, FISHER RS-1, NISHIKI NFS Altron, IBIS S.S.(12-inch), BRIDGESTONE CB-0, CANNONDALE SE 1000, MOUNTAIN GOAT Route 66, SPECIALIZED StumpJumper M2 Team, and GIANT...
03-13-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By SpeedofLite

repechage , rccardr The Golden Boy , and T-Mar : ...

repechage , rccardr The Golden Boy , and T-Mar :

Thanks for your input. I look forward to potential input from JohnDThompson , especially because the bike of current interest is the Trek Y-Foil....
03-12-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By SpeedofLite

A longer article reviewing the Chorus gruppo in...

A longer article reviewing the Chorus gruppo in the very next issue (Dec 1987).
I must have missed it when I looked ahead.
Mi dispiace.
...
03-12-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By SpeedofLite

Do Major Bike Companies Offer Different Frame Colors Than Advertised?

What situations can result in a major brand frame with finish/color(s) not offered in the model year catalog?

For example, there's a NOS 1999 Y-Foil 77 59cm frame/fork in black with correct decals...
03-12-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By SpeedofLite

:thumb:Yes, but only if I could retain the...

:thumb:Yes, but only if I could retain the knowledge I have now.
Otherwise, there's a lot of stuff I don't want to go through again.
03-12-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 137
Posted By SpeedofLite

Frames and Framebuilding (1987) KIRK PRECISION Mg-alloy frame (new product intro))

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03-12-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1987) Introducing CAMPAGNOLO Chorus

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03-10-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1987) 6 Top MTBs at Slickrock Trail

CANNONDALE SM900, MOUNTAIN GOAT Escape Goat, SPECIALIZED Stumpjumper Team, ABM American Breezer, FAT CITY Wicked Fat Chance, and IBIS were reviewed.
The SM900, Escape Goat, Stumpjumper Team, and...
03-10-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1987) The Browning Transmission

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03-08-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1981) Three Bikes Leading a 3-Speed Comeback

SEKAI 120 Commuter, FUJI Cambridge III, and MIYATA CM-1 are featured.
Unfortunately, there were no photos of these bikes in the article.
However, SEKAI did have an ad showing the 120 Commuter.
...
03-06-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By SpeedofLite

Yeah, me either. I'm kind of fond of the...

Yeah, me either.
I'm kind of fond of the advertisements for products that never really made it.....or at least as far as I know.
03-06-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By SpeedofLite

From my signature line -- WTB: American Cycling...

From my signature line -- WTB: American Cycling Jun-Jul 1965; Jan - Aug, Oct 1966; Mar, Jul 1967.
PM sent. :)
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