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Forum: Commuting
10-26-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,820
Posted By bargo68

Took some hand strength (I try to never use...

Took some hand strength (I try to never use levers to mount tires), but no worse than Continentals. I was mounting them on H Plus Sons TB14 rims. Nowhere near as bad as some Panaracer Pasela Tour...
10-25-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,479
Posted By bargo68

Asking someone to help you out is most definitely...

Asking someone to help you out is most definitely not unethical.
Expecting someone to help you out certainly can be.
10-24-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,698
Views: 326,985
Posted By bargo68

My vote for best bike photo background! A truly...

My vote for best bike photo background!
A truly Olympian effort!
10-24-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,479
Posted By bargo68

I can think of bigger PITAs.

I can think of bigger PITAs.
Forum: Commuting
10-24-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,820
Posted By bargo68

Because I can!

Because I can!
10-20-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 58,625
Views: 8,592,496
Posted By bargo68

A nicely priced Motobecane Grand Jubile in 531! ...

A nicely priced Motobecane Grand Jubile in 531!

...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,820
Posted By bargo68

I just did! Found a pair of Marathon Plus's on...

I just did! Found a pair of Marathon Plus's on th'bay with tubes for 84 shipped. 700c x 35. Because I can't fit 35's on my Black Mountain road, my idea is to convert my 1 X 11 Cross Check upright...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,820
Posted By bargo68

No worries. Let me know what you think after...

No worries. Let me know what you think after you've given them a good spin!
10-12-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6,930
Views: 2,462,927
Posted By bargo68

Those pink flamingos, tho! ...

Those pink flamingos, tho!

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10-12-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 860
Posted By bargo68

cheap: tires spendy: wheelset and tires

cheap: tires
spendy: wheelset and tires
10-12-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By bargo68

Point taken. I agree I might have been a bit...

Point taken. I agree I might have been a bit broad in the examples I gave. I should probably have just pointed out the difference between a modern tig-welded Taiwanese frame and a vintage hand-brazed...
10-11-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By bargo68

I think that's a sideways move at best. If you're...

I think that's a sideways move at best. If you're looking for a different feeling ride and still want all the braze-ons for racks, try a vintage (late 70's into the 80's) Japanese sports tourer....
10-10-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,788
Posted By bargo68

Another Black Mountain Cycles road. Not C&V, but...

Another Black Mountain Cycles road. Not C&V, but color appropriate at least! It's my daily driver.

...
10-08-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 837
Posted By bargo68

I have Brooks microfiber on my Cannondale and I...

I have Brooks microfiber on my Cannondale and I generally like it. It is thick and a little unwieldy going on. There are several small 'creases' that I could not stretch out on some bends of the bar....
10-08-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,201
Posted By bargo68

Part it out. Upside: shipping a frameset is...

Part it out.
Upside: shipping a frameset is MUCH easier than a whole bike. It probably has some juicy Simplex and Stronglight components that will fetch good $ by themselves.
You get more money...
10-06-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,914
Posted By bargo68

The Creme Echo Uno, but not with drop bars. ...

The Creme Echo Uno, but not with drop bars.

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10-06-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,914
Posted By bargo68

The Bombtrack Oxbridge from last year. ...

The Bombtrack Oxbridge from last year.
https://99spokes.com/bikes/bombtrack/2019/oxbridge-geared
10-06-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 68,997
Posted By bargo68

Superdan- Nice job! Looks like a sweet ride....

Superdan-
Nice job! Looks like a sweet ride. Watch that straddle cable on your front brake, it looks dangerously frayed. You wouldn't want any unexpected trips to the ER.
Enjoy!
10-05-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 680
Posted By bargo68

You talkin' about 'the Burt'? ...

You talkin' about 'the Burt'?


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09-27-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3,698
Views: 326,985
Posted By bargo68

Pretty much done on my mid 70's Peugeot PR10....

Pretty much done on my mid 70's Peugeot PR10. This was an assemblage of online purchases that came together quite nicely. The frame as purchased had a bottom bracket in place that is smooth and has...
09-19-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,500
Posted By bargo68

Huffy 'Judge 5' ...

Huffy 'Judge 5'


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and she'd park it here:

...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,099
Posted By bargo68

Road bike to commute? Yes please!! I do 150-200...

Road bike to commute? Yes please!!
I do 150-200 a week on 32mm tires at 75 psi front, 80 psi back. This week with the air quality getting worse on the west coast, I might be taking the car on days...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,090
Posted By bargo68

My commute is just under 25 miles each way. It...

My commute is just under 25 miles each way. It will take me between 1 hour 20 to about 1 hour 50 depending on which bike I take and how I feel that day. I do generally push myself and a slower ride...
09-04-20, 05:58 PM
Forum: Commuting
08-27-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,146
Posted By bargo68

No science, just casual observation: yes, drivers...

No science, just casual observation: yes, drivers are more erratic, aggressive and dangerous. There is a lot of ambient stress and anxiety on the planet right now and many people take their tortured...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,449
Posted By bargo68

52. 50 mile round trip 4x a week.

52. 50 mile round trip 4x a week.
08-22-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 815
Posted By bargo68

I only run when I am chased by something.

I only run when I am chased by something.
07-29-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,178
Posted By bargo68

I love my Acorn bags! Handlebar bag and tool roll...

I love my Acorn bags! Handlebar bag and tool roll on my Cannondale.

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...
07-29-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,113
Posted By bargo68

But apparently Ray's cool with LSD......

But apparently Ray's cool with LSD......
07-29-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By bargo68

Another affordable and comfortable (for me)...

Another affordable and comfortable (for me) option, the Charge Spoon:
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07-15-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,346
Posted By bargo68

Limited work hours for me (3 days a week), so I...

Limited work hours for me (3 days a week), so I dedicated the full distance of my daily commute to the bike. I'm now averaging about 150-200 miles a week, up from 50. I've lost 10 pounds and gotten...
07-15-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19,758
Views: 3,239,344
Posted By bargo68

Hey y'all, watch this!!!

Hey y'all, watch this!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By bargo68

There was a dead fish on my route. Fresh, but...

There was a dead fish on my route. Fresh, but dead. This was about a month ago. It's moved about 30 yards up the path, is completely desiccated and the head has come off, but is still near the body. ...
07-09-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,641
Posted By bargo68

I have a Cannondale st-1000 with 32mm Panaracer...

I have a Cannondale st-1000 with 32mm Panaracer tires at about 60 to 65 psi and it rides great! It's fast and nimble for how long the wheel base is, and the frame is stiff enough to slightly...
07-08-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,822
Posted By bargo68

Don't be a p*ssy!!! ...

Don't be a p*ssy!!!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,216
Posted By bargo68

Yes, I carry one but do not wear one when I ride.

Yes, I carry one but do not wear one when I ride.
07-03-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,145
Posted By bargo68

This last bit about meeting away from your home...

This last bit about meeting away from your home is now standard practice for me. I've dealt with a few spooky characters lately and I'm REALLY glad they don't know where I live!
07-01-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,133
Posted By bargo68

English: Veloshaming. German:...

English: Veloshaming.

German: Fahrradweltscherezmachen.
06-30-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 58,625
Views: 8,592,496
Posted By bargo68

Thanks for that! Just got 2 myself.

Thanks for that! Just got 2 myself.
06-22-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,901
Posted By bargo68

Now you're talkin! Horace got pretty cosmic near...

Now you're talkin! Horace got pretty cosmic near the end, but it's all great stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By bargo68

I've tried both. Don't really like either. I'd...

I've tried both. Don't really like either. I'd rather deal with infrequent punctures than arrive at work feeling like my a**hole got welded shut.


To put it bluntly....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By bargo68

Awesome first post! :thumb:

Awesome first post! :thumb:
06-15-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 714
Posted By bargo68

Every time I see those, I think "bring out the...

Every time I see those, I think "bring out the GIMP!"

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06-12-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,485
Posted By bargo68

My formula for Al success: Al frame, chromo fork...

My formula for Al success: Al frame, chromo fork and 32mm tires. While I'm a relative noob and by no means a connoisseur, this bike handles well and gets places quick if I have legs that day.

...
06-09-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,494
Posted By bargo68

3 words. Little Chocolate Donuts ...

3 words.
Little
Chocolate
Donuts


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06-01-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By bargo68

Commuting makes cycling a necessity for me, so...

Commuting makes cycling a necessity for me, so motivation or no, my ass is on a bike to get to work. On my off days, if I'm lagging, I find thinking about being in a hospital bed with tubes coming...
05-31-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,920
Posted By bargo68

Early 70's Gitane TdF. Next in line for a workup....

Early 70's Gitane TdF. Next in line for a workup. The eagle eyed will notice a Nervor imprint on the steerer tube of the 531 stickered fork.
The French.....:notamused:...
05-27-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,984
Posted By bargo68

This!! Miles are great, and I get hung up on them...

This!! Miles are great, and I get hung up on them too, but with this as a primary reason for getting on a bike you're already golden!
Keep up the good work!
05-25-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,114
Posted By bargo68

Lowering my saddle. I figured out all my saddles...

Lowering my saddle. I figured out all my saddles were about 1/2" too high!
05-22-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,724
Posted By bargo68

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