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09-27-20, 09:34 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

A good life lesson

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09-24-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,255
Posted By Wildwood

Why is steel out of favor? I challenge the...

Why is steel out of favor?

I challenge the premise. Favor with who?

I only ride to please one person.
That one person knows that tire size and inflation determines the ride quality much more...
09-23-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,034
Posted By Wildwood

I'm stretching and working-out ON the bike. I'm...

I'm stretching and working-out ON the bike.
I'm an active (restless?) rider, not a passive seated spinner. Maybe why I seldom have an issue with saddles or handlebar wrap. But I'm not a daily...
09-23-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,034
Posted By Wildwood

My opinion = it's more a matter of a saddle that...

My opinion = it's more a matter of a saddle that allows one to rotate their hips, then one needs to trim the eyebrows to avoid the heads-up viewing needs. A little core strength and less girth helps....
09-23-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,049
Posted By Wildwood

I remember walking uphill, in the snow to school....

I remember walking uphill, in the snow to school. Both directions......:innocent:
09-23-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,034
Posted By Wildwood

70 year old. No yoga, but I touch my toes...

70 year old. No yoga, but I touch my toes regularly.
I don't understand this thread.
Riding position? Singular
Bike? Singular
...
09-19-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,350
Posted By Wildwood

Hehehehehe, Doug Fattic - I’ve been full...

Hehehehehe, Doug Fattic -

I’ve been full custom (steel) with Jon Tallerico, semi-custom with Craig Calfee and also a Co-Motion tandem.

Listening to you tell me what I might need and why. ...
08-23-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3,238
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Views: 460,736
Posted By Wildwood

my last post for a while. time to take a break,...

my last post for a while.
time to take a break, (from posting, not riding)
I should backpack
a few nights this summer
in the Cascades, Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
Pratt Lake is a good base camp -...
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By Wildwood

You need the advice of a specialist for such a...

You need the advice of a specialist for such a piece.

In UK try to contact Hilary Stone. I believe that's his name. Sorry I do not have a link, he buys&sells vintage bikes and has an online...
08-23-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 25,530
Views: 2,526,188
Posted By Wildwood

Rode the Falcon to meet for a CraigsList purchase...

Rode the Falcon to meet for a CraigsList purchase of a new used saddle.
...
08-23-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 166,562
Posted By Wildwood

jimmuller - on the Stan's - I use much less...

jimmuller -
on the Stan's - I use much less than recommended in new tires.
but on old tires i acquire in 'NOS' condition = a bunch. Repeat is always possibleAndy Antipas -i want to try the high end...
08-23-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16,130
Views: 1,674,460
Posted By Wildwood

Took a short ride on the Falcon this morning to...

Took a short ride on the Falcon this morning to pick up a new saddle. Got home and changed my opinion 2 times before reluctantly putting it on the DeRosa, when an idea popped! So the bike went from...
08-22-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,339
Posted By Wildwood

You just walk right in, it's around the back ...

You just walk right in, it's around the back
just 1/2 a mile from the RR track.
you can get anything you want
at Alice's restaurant
(excepting Alice)

And now In 3 part harmony...


Son,...
08-22-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,339
Posted By Wildwood

Don't think this has been mentioned I HATE...

Don't think this has been mentioned

I HATE all those "components" people attach to their handlebars that aren't brake levers.
You know - the bells and whistles and cameras and Garmins and mobile...
08-22-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25,530
Views: 2,526,188
Posted By Wildwood

Rainy the last 2 days, & I took off. So a ride is...

Rainy the last 2 days, & I took off. So a ride is needed just for the smells. Then back to the yard work past due. Kill the Moss season in th PNW.

Condolences to my old riding areas in Santa Cruz...
08-22-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16,130
Views: 1,674,460
Posted By Wildwood

Too nice not to ride. Except for long overdue...

Too nice not to ride.
Except for long overdue work.
So a 20 miler close to home.
after a dry spell, two rainy days make the next ride (today) about the smells.

You have seen the fields, but...
08-22-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,009
Posted By Wildwood

I'm a rider at 185lbs. 23mm tires have to be...

I'm a rider at 185lbs. 23mm tires have to be pumped pretty hard to be 'pinch flat free' on real roads at my weight.

I'm of the opinion that when narrow tires are pumped hard the ability to...
08-22-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,339
Posted By Wildwood

What a bunch of picky rascals and primadonnas! ...

What a bunch of picky rascals and primadonnas! :innocent:

I better watch this thread from the sidelines. :thumb:
08-21-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 166,562
Posted By Wildwood

Try mastik. Vittoria was the last i used. And...

Try mastik. Vittoria was the last i used. And back in the day we didn't use so much glue, unless a racer.

And yeah, i carry a tube of glue with my spare tubular. But also a small bottle of liquid...
Forum: Introductions
08-21-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome for a person with prior experience,...

Welcome

for a person with prior experience, catching up not too hard. But much is different in say 10 years.

Fewer standards, proprietary is dominant for top end bikes, lots of confusion over...
08-21-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 166,562
Posted By Wildwood

Both. But never on the road. Or in public...

Both.
But never on the road.
Or in public view. (my workspace is private)

YMMV ;)
08-21-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3,238
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Views: 460,736
Posted By Wildwood

Thanks. Sorry for slow reply, missed the...

Thanks.
Sorry for slow reply, missed the mention.
Public Service Announcement = you have to type it out, not take the BF offered option for it to notify the person mentioned.

2000 Calfee...
08-21-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 166,562
Posted By Wildwood

Have we done this in a while - list your favorite...

Have we done this in a while - list your favorite (tubular) tire - within a given category. Then state the tire brands you have owned.

You make up the categories.

My favorite:

Cheap...
08-21-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By Wildwood

For what it is worth, I purchased this bike,...

For what it is worth, I purchased this bike, obviously a garage queen, virtually unused, then changed the handlebars and brake levers. Total expenditure = about $110.

If you are on relatively flat...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By Wildwood

Pulling this thread back up. Has anyone...

Pulling this thread back up.

Has anyone ridden one?
They seem to have sold out inventory.

If it is a decent Chinese made frame with SRAM, and a USA company finishes and ships for $1500 and...
08-20-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,400
Posted By Wildwood

Advertising - I can't not think of the current...

Advertising - I can't not think of the current Big Pharma push. Thank goodness they have to state possible side effects in ads, not buried in the small print. When a possible side effect is Death,...
08-19-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,739
Posted By Wildwood

My experience with a mid-80's Trek 600. ...

My experience with a mid-80's Trek 600.

edit: "...never really grew on me."
08-19-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,739
Posted By Wildwood

As I do not own a Trek nor a Japanese road bike,...

As I do not own a Trek nor a Japanese road bike, perhaps I'm an impartial voice.

So let's see....
Some Treks are good, some Japanese bikes are good.
In the 80's, the quality of workmanship lay...
08-19-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,421
Posted By Wildwood

Why won't they survive in the same percentages...

Why won't they survive in the same percentages that steel bikes do?

A carbon fibre bike can live as long as a steel one, IMHO.

I'm even betting on it....
Forum: Introductions
08-17-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome. See ya in C&V. Big touring group...

Welcome. See ya in C&V.

Big touring group of vintage steel guys. Lotsa followers of the 1000.

i’m a steeper angles guy. And 42 on the stays is plenty of heel clearance.
Forum: Introductions
08-17-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By Wildwood

There’s ABSOLUTELY nothing wrong w/ 70’s

Get a few more.

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Join us in C&V. 5 simple posts on...
08-17-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6,539
Views: 588,816
Posted By Wildwood

Fall is coming - for me that frequently means...

Fall is coming - for me that frequently means handlebar re-wrap time. With maybe a slight relocation of the brake hoods, or even a new handlebar. :) But anyway, that always means a selection of...
08-17-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By Wildwood

https://velo-orange.com/collections/cranks/product...

https://velo-orange.com/collections/cranks/products/grand-cru-50-4bcd-crankset-mkii

$200 gets you a new 46/30 square taper crankset.
VeloOrange always have a Winter sale, usually between...
08-16-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9,273
Views: 894,925
Posted By Wildwood

And here is a good price for the frameset to...

And here is a good price for the frameset to match those hoods.

I swore off 58cmX57cm as too small.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bop/d/seattle-centurion-ironman-expert/7178182286.html
...
08-16-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,956
Posted By Wildwood

Sounds like a cheapie, unless you are specific...

Sounds like a cheapie, unless you are specific with components. Huffy with a thru axle?
08-16-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 758,546
Posted By Wildwood

Seattle gets 2 months of good sun. We are in the...

Seattle gets 2 months of good sun. We are in the middle of it. :thumb: Tryin to make hay....
08-16-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,231
Posted By Wildwood

That's the exact Raleigh I want, but put DT...

That's the exact Raleigh I want, but put DT shifters on mine.
No nostalgia for it, just love the color with bright silver components.


Lovely bike.
And a great photo.
08-16-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 758,546
Posted By Wildwood

I mis-read your location as New South Wales, and...

I mis-read your location as New South Wales, and commented that it was ski season. DELETED.
Seeing southern Wales now. Change of reading glasses. Bob the Mech - work on some tan lines, brother....
08-16-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 881
Views: 87,953
Posted By Wildwood

Thank you, but........Pass.

Thank you, but........Pass.
08-15-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,802
Posted By Wildwood

To make those 17 miles less boring....

....you just need more bikes to mix it up.


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08-15-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,802
Posted By Wildwood

Sounds like you already have your answer from the...

Sounds like you already have your answer from the physical.

6 days X 17 mi/day = 102 miles per week. Switch to a road bike, 700c wheels, quality 28mm tires at a relatively high pressure and it's a...
08-15-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 25,530
Views: 2,526,188
Posted By Wildwood

yeah, jppe - i agree that the sizes can be...

yeah, jppe - i agree that the sizes can be deceiving (especially in pics) and in how the are measured.

It looks so much larger than a bike with an 'old school' size 58cm -- as below.
...
08-15-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25,530
Views: 2,526,188
Posted By Wildwood

Hot today - 88*. Stayed on ‘close to home’ roads....

Hot today - 88*. Stayed on ‘close to home’ roads.

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08-15-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16,130
Views: 1,674,460
Posted By Wildwood

Hot - almost 90* so staying close to home. ...

Hot - almost 90* so staying close to home.

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Big...
08-14-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16,130
Views: 1,674,460
Posted By Wildwood

As a Harding, maybe I helped design or draw it...

As a Harding, maybe I helped design or draw it (in a former life)

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...
08-14-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3,700
Views: 522,455
Posted By Wildwood

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08-13-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 25,530
Views: 2,526,188
Posted By Wildwood

That bike makes you smile so much, i have to ask...

That bike makes you smile so much, i have to ask - 61 or 63cm?
08-13-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16,130
Views: 1,674,460
Posted By Wildwood

Spaghetti Legs the big nose makes me a...

Spaghetti Legs
the big nose makes me a possible relative.

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08-13-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,385
Posted By Wildwood

:thumb:

:thumb:
08-13-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 25,530
Views: 2,526,188
Posted By Wildwood

Nice rural-ish ride. 58* at the start of 22 mi. ...

Nice rural-ish ride. 58* at the start of 22 mi.
Same ride later today will be mid70s.

Nice.
Thank you Mother Nature, et al.
...
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