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08-23-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,852
Posted By BFisher

Always good to hear when reason and respect rule...

Always good to hear when reason and respect rule the outcome. I hope the frame works out for you in the end.
08-21-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,570
Posted By BFisher

Wikipedia has it that US spelling is "vise," and...

Wikipedia has it that US spelling is "vise," and British spelling is "vice."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vise

Ah, English language is fun. :rolleyes:
08-19-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,090
Posted By BFisher

"What's the danger of cranking up hills on a...

"What's the danger of cranking up hills on a really tall gears?"

Your buddies may get jealous because you're too much man.

Jealousy can be dangerous.
08-19-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 652
Posted By BFisher

Beasts! Absolute beasts! Cap's off,...

Beasts!

Absolute beasts!

Cap's off, and cheers!
08-18-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 414
Posted By BFisher

Sweet score! I've read good things about...

Sweet score!

I've read good things about these.

What tires are on there?
08-17-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,227
Posted By BFisher

Ah, Schwinn bashing - the old pastime. Lots...

Ah, Schwinn bashing - the old pastime.

Lots of people rode lots of Schwinns of all types many, many miles. They work fine. They may not be one's cup of tea, and we all have preferences, but they...
08-16-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 939
Posted By BFisher

Another big fan of pearl orange here. What a...

Another big fan of pearl orange here. What a fantastic color!
08-16-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,012
Posted By BFisher

I kind of agree with Mark, here. Options are...

I kind of agree with Mark, here.

Options are great and all, but I think the whole wide tire thing is a bit overblown. Don't get me wrong; everybody's got a preference. If you like wide, ride 'em...
08-13-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,785
Views: 143,200
Posted By BFisher

Hey, I have one of those... ...

Hey, I have one of those...

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Otto, the one-eyed cat

We rescued him from...
08-13-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By BFisher

Late 80s Puch Mistral Leader

I hesitated to create a thread for this bike as it's not really all that special. It's a mid-range model for sure. But, I have only seen two others like it online, and I did score it new in box. This...
08-13-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 786
Posted By BFisher

Prowler, yeah, we get the rock salt up here. With...

Prowler, yeah, we get the rock salt up here. With the way it is with school cancellations, they sometimes dump loads of it at the slightest threat of snow. We have a paved levee pathway here that's...
08-11-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,046
Views: 290,163
Posted By BFisher

Here's mine. '61 Schwinn with some changes. Puts...

Here's mine. '61 Schwinn with some changes. Puts a smile on my face.

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08-11-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,762
Posted By BFisher

There are many days when I miss zipping around in...

There are many days when I miss zipping around in this, despite its quirks:
...
08-06-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 971
Posted By BFisher

It really is subjective. The differences are so...

It really is subjective. The differences are so small that setup, consumable parts, and personal preference for feel can and will lead different riders to different choices/opinions. Experience is...
08-03-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,830
Posted By BFisher

Those are Cyclone LD-1600 shifters. ...

Those are Cyclone LD-1600 shifters.
VeloBase.com - Component: SunTour LD-1600, Cyclone (http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=D5E0C2E7-E89F-42D5-A123-4E48648A162D&Enum=104&AbsPos=29)

They...
08-03-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,830
Posted By BFisher

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07-31-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 22,171
Posted By BFisher

I saw three blue heron, and three egrets today on...

I saw three blue heron, and three egrets today on my ride. Unfortunately they were too far away to get a good pic.

But that's not the best thing I saw.

The best thing I saw today wasn't a...
07-29-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7,036
Views: 715,210
Posted By BFisher

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07-25-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,221
Posted By BFisher

Hahahaha! Hey, sandals are all about...

Hahahaha!
Hey, sandals are all about convenience and comfort. I mean, come on. If I really cared about how I looked, I wouldn't wear lycra! :roflmao:
07-21-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 35,508
Posted By BFisher

I once had the privilege of enjoying great stout...

I once had the privilege of enjoying great stout (and whiskey) and traditional live Irish music at Teach Hiudai Beag at An Bun Beag, County Donegal....
07-18-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 634
Posted By BFisher

This stuff might be worth a try if looking for an...

This stuff might be worth a try if looking for an alternative to harsh solvents:
...
07-17-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,134
Posted By BFisher

You say you're sure there was no ill will on the...

You say you're sure there was no ill will on the part of the shop, so I'll take your word for it.

I do think they should do something to make this right. Hope it works out for you.
07-17-19, 04:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,904
Posted By BFisher

One way to stop losing longer, detailed posts due...

One way to stop losing longer, detailed posts due to timing out is to highlight it and right click, then copy it.

That way you can just paste it back into the box if you time out.

I also have...
07-15-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,692
Posted By BFisher

This is magnificent.

This is magnificent.
07-14-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 680
Posted By BFisher

I had a similar situation a while back. ...

I had a similar situation a while back.

Sitting on a couple old bikes that weren't worth much, and would have been more effort than I cared to give to sell for anything.

I had my fun with them,...
07-13-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2,073
Views: 146,267
Posted By BFisher

Just fenderized my Peugeot: ...

Just fenderized my Peugeot:

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Those are Wald fenders. I also swapped in a...
07-11-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By BFisher

Looks fast standing still. That's a gorgeous...

Looks fast standing still.

That's a gorgeous shade of red!
07-10-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,375
Posted By BFisher

Seriously, though, I also seem to recall a...

Seriously, though, I also seem to recall a limited edition B17 in dark red, but can only find images of Professionals.

Was it possibly an embossed model?
07-10-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,375
Posted By BFisher

Yes! And it must be ridden in those shorts...

Yes!

And it must be ridden in those shorts with that hairstyle.

Always.
07-08-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By BFisher

Hills are hills - you win some, you lose some. ...

Hills are hills - you win some, you lose some.

Will a wider gear range be more comfortable? I say yes.

But, nothing wrong with the Raleigh for the reasons you like it...

...So, a second bike...
07-03-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2,073
Views: 146,267
Posted By BFisher

Switched my Klunkeresque cruiser from this...

Switched my Klunkeresque cruiser from this fork:https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscn0443_127694697227d1ddf3c9c7750f00101ffd0d060e.jpg
...back to an Ashtabula fork. I...
06-28-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,103
Posted By BFisher

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06-28-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,199
Posted By BFisher

Do it. You know you want to... ...

Do it. You know you want to...
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06-14-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,680
Posted By BFisher

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06-07-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,051
Posted By BFisher

Ha Ha! Lots and lots of people bought a bike,...

Ha Ha!
Lots and lots of people bought a bike, rode it twice, and then decided they'd rather smoke a pack of Newports and kill a case.
Think about how many pristine Bowflexes are just sitting out...
06-07-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 35,508
Posted By BFisher

Sláinte! ...

Sláinte!
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06-07-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,293
Posted By BFisher

Nice Basso, OP.

Nice Basso, OP.
06-07-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,293
Posted By BFisher

"12 pounds of weight loss to gain 1 mph on a...

"12 pounds of weight loss to gain 1 mph on a bike" - Say, the average human head weighs about 11 pounds...:lol:

Saw a bunch of folks on carbon bikes this season. I waved to them. Most waved...
06-02-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,051
Posted By BFisher

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05-23-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By BFisher

Low speed errand runs on my Klunker, I don't. ...

Low speed errand runs on my Klunker, I don't. But on the road bikes, I do for sure. When I rode a motorcycle - always!
Glad to hear the OP is ok.
05-23-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,601
Posted By BFisher

Ha ha! Steely good Suntour Honor, Nervar cranks,...

Ha ha! Steely good Suntour Honor, Nervar cranks, and a dork disk. Yeah, baby!
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05-18-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,563
Posted By BFisher

Also came on this '89 Puch Mistral Leader...

Also came on this '89 Puch Mistral Leader (Bianchi-made).
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05-11-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,617
Posted By BFisher

Gotcha. :thumb: Good luck with the build and...

Gotcha. :thumb:

Good luck with the build and the travels!
05-06-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,687
Posted By BFisher

Some neat stories in here, especially recovering...

Some neat stories in here, especially recovering the old Puch.
As far as whether or not a 20 year old, NIB score exists, I'd say how about 30? They're out there.
I found this near me, still in...
05-03-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,655
Posted By BFisher

Excellent! That makes more sense that it was too...

Excellent! That makes more sense that it was too tight rather than too loose. Thanks for sharing the update.
04-25-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7,183
Views: 620,981
Posted By BFisher

'87 Expert here. I built this as a gift to...

'87 Expert here. I built this as a gift to myself for graduating college. I have a thing for red/white, and coveted an Ironman
after drooling over them for years. Being on a limited budget, I was...
04-25-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 21,949
Posted By BFisher

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