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09-20-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 755
Posted By Cougrrcj

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09-20-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 845
Posted By Cougrrcj

Feel free to steal this one... ;) ...

Feel free to steal this one... ;)


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09-20-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 557
Posted By Cougrrcj

I commute with short-inseam hiking shorts...

I commute with short-inseam hiking shorts (pockets for wallet, knife, phone, keys), my regular brief-style underwear, a lime or orange high-vis wicking t-shirt, ankle socks, and my work shoes. ...
09-15-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've been running 27x1-1/8 tires on my S-10S...

I've been running 27x1-1/8 tires on my S-10S since 1976. In the years since, my weight has gone from 135 pounds to - um - close to 100kg (nice save, eh? ;) ) depending on the beer intake... The...
09-14-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Cougrrcj

That's a front, correct? I have one I'm not...

That's a front, correct? I have one I'm not using... Let me check the date code and take pics tomorrow...
09-14-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Cougrrcj

Made me look! I had to check my Miyata 710 - my...

Made me look! I had to check my Miyata 710 - my first aero-lever bike that I refurbed at my mother's place in AZ - so minimal tools and no internet!

Whew! I have a big ol' loop going around the...
09-12-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 559
Posted By Cougrrcj

How about using a strap wrench? ...

How about using a strap wrench?
...
Forum: Touring
09-09-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 897
Posted By Cougrrcj

Of those choices, the dark blue. ...

Of those choices, the dark blue.

...Although Yellow would look good as well, to match the accent on the water bottles... But then again, I have yellow on my '86 Miyata 710 (metallic gray with...
09-08-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 194,862
Posted By Cougrrcj

A few years ago, I leased a '15 Toyota Camry LE. ...

A few years ago, I leased a '15 Toyota Camry LE. Base model, nothing fancy. The door sticker said it was 'Made by Subaru Tri-States Plant' (I'm guessing that is southern Indiana). Go figure...
09-06-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 785
Posted By Cougrrcj

Once I build a bike to my tastes, I don't change...

Once I build a bike to my tastes, I don't change it. Maybe a freewheel change if I'm going to ride in hillier terrain, but other than that, nope.

My Fuji has been in its same configuration for...
09-06-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Cougrrcj

I had mine removed in late Aug 2011 at age 52. ...

I had mine removed in late Aug 2011 at age 52. Wile my surgeon would have done it using DaVinci robotic if I insisted, he said that he gets a better 'feel' if doing it manually - less chance of...
09-06-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,162
Posted By Cougrrcj

I tried to correct the poster of a Miyata 112 on...

I tried to correct the poster of a Miyata 112 on the local Craigslist. "Quality top-line components Asking $800!!! " :foo:

I pointed out that the 112 was one of Miyata's entry-level bikes and...
09-05-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,952
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've never been a racer anyway, so it doesn't...

I've never been a racer anyway, so it doesn't matter... And I don't race on barstools either! :lol:
09-03-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,952
Posted By Cougrrcj

Yeah, and at my age, I really don't care - about...

Yeah, and at my age, I really don't care - about anything!

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09-03-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By Cougrrcj

20 pounds in '73??? What bike was that???? ...

20 pounds in '73??? What bike was that????

From the '74 Schwinn catalog: Note: the RACING Paramount, not Touring....
...
09-03-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,247
Posted By Cougrrcj

Hmmmm.... That sounds quite similar to the ...

Hmmmm.... That sounds quite similar to the "Y'all watch this..." ...and we all know how those events work out. Only YOU know what you're willing to risk. Choose wisely!
09-03-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By Cougrrcj

I did all of my AZ riding out in the East Valley....

I did all of my AZ riding out in the East Valley. My parents retired to wintering Apache Junction - and then what is now Gold Canyon. I Bought the Miyata 710 in Tempe five years ago from a...
09-03-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By Cougrrcj

OR the built wheel is not 100% round, and bulged...

OR the built wheel is not 100% round, and bulged slightly to the 'heavy' side...

OR the tire/tube/rim strip have a heavy spot...

So, the question I gotta ask is how does it balance WITHOUT the...
09-03-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 526
Posted By Cougrrcj

While I went with yellow on my metallic gray '86...

While I went with yellow on my metallic gray '86 (steel blue according to miyata) 710, at least I had a yellow headtube and lettering, so I went with yellow housing/bartape and a saddle with a yellow...
09-03-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,952
Posted By Cougrrcj

Which is why I still ride bikes equipped with...

Which is why I still ride bikes equipped with BarCons - I don't have to reach/move to shift. Stealth, Baby! ;) /Sarcasm

Would I ever desire to ride one of these current TdF bikes? NOPE! Not...
09-03-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 58,151
Views: 8,494,937
Posted By Cougrrcj

I shipped a 25"-frame Miyata 1000 to WA state two...

I shipped a 25"-frame Miyata 1000 to WA state two years ago... How bad do you want this???? I'll facilitate if you REALLY want!
09-02-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 58,151
Views: 8,494,937
Posted By Cougrrcj

How 'bout a 52cm Ironman? In Akron OH 10...

How 'bout a 52cm Ironman? In Akron OH

10 Speed Old School Bike 23.8#
$150 Centurion Expert Ironman, 10 Speed. Chrome moly Butted frame. Shimano components. New tubes. Made in Japan. 52 CM Frame....
09-01-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,030
Posted By Cougrrcj

Those same people that complain about bike weight...

Those same people that complain about bike weight will outfit their bike with two or even three waterbottle cages, using large 24-32oz bottles, too. That's a pound and a half to two pounds per...
09-01-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,484
Posted By Cougrrcj

My wife was a GC analyst for 18 years in a...

My wife was a GC analyst for 18 years in a paint/coatings company research center. Her specialty was beverage can coating -- Checking the 'bake' or cure of the interior coating for any residual...
08-31-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,071
Posted By Cougrrcj

I bent a few Zefal HPs on rural doggie noggins...

I bent a few Zefal HPs on rural doggie noggins back in the day...
08-31-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,484
Posted By Cougrrcj

Yep, FREEWHEELS. ALL of my bikes have...

Yep, FREEWHEELS. ALL of my bikes have freewheels, the four road-ridden have 6-speed (two Ultra-spaced, two normal...) The Schwinn Woodlands is seven-speed, as it the Mutt. I'm borderline Clyde and...
08-31-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,030
Posted By Cougrrcj

And here I was thinking that my now-sub-23-pound...

And here I was thinking that my now-sub-23-pound Miyata was light... and it was for a bike on clinchers 35 years ago! And being a borderline Clyde myself (196-203 pounds depending on my beer intake...
08-31-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,484
Posted By Cougrrcj

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08-31-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 885
Posted By Cougrrcj

My buddy started out on a Radio Shack TRS-80,...

My buddy started out on a Radio Shack TRS-80, then on to an Atari 400, then Atari 800... Before getting his first 8088-chip (1st gen IBM PC-clone) computer. I remember the cassette tape drive on the...
08-31-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 618
Posted By Cougrrcj

I never had any problems with my early '70s Sears...

I never had any problems with my early '70s Sears Free Spirit w/Shimano 3-speed. In fact, I preferred it to the S-A, because setting the shift cable was easier! The S-A had an annoying trait of...
08-31-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,952
Posted By Cougrrcj

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08-31-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,484
Posted By Cougrrcj

As for the component - well, maybe better...

As for the component - well, maybe better described as an accessory, is the Pletscher rear rack! Again, my Fuji is STILL equipped with the Pletscher rack from the '70s.

...
08-31-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,484
Posted By Cougrrcj

I'm still working through my horde of either No1...

I'm still working through my horde of either No1 Tape and The Tape from the '70s! STILL on my Fuji 40+ years later!!!!
08-31-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,247
Posted By Cougrrcj

My niece's 20s-something b/f leads MTB and dirt...

My niece's 20s-something b/f leads MTB and dirt m/c trail rides in the wilds of the Idaho in the summer months. Early last year he crashed when riding his MTB solo and lay there, unconscious, for...
08-31-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,030
Posted By Cougrrcj

How much pasta or how many burgers did you have...

How much pasta or how many burgers did you have last night? You've got to remember that YOUR weight also factors in! If you're 200 pounds and riding a 30-pound bike, and looking to shave five pounds...
08-31-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By Cougrrcj

I tried finding the AGC250 hoods for my '86...

I tried finding the AGC250 hoods for my '86 Miyata 710 for a loooong time. Some SAY they fit the AGC250, but are waaaaaay too long/tall. I got a few sets of those. After throwing my money away trying...
08-29-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 757
Posted By Cougrrcj

The tube of Schwinn Lube is also white lithium...

The tube of Schwinn Lube is also white lithium grease. I always carried a tube of that in my tool bag...
08-29-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By Cougrrcj

I guess that's why I prefer to ride a 'too large'...

I guess that's why I prefer to ride a 'too large' frame - I've never hit my knees on the barcons in almost 45 years...
...
08-29-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 914
Posted By Cougrrcj

When I bought my Miyata 710 out in AZ while...

When I bought my Miyata 710 out in AZ while visiting my mother out there, it needed tires. The only thing I could find out there at any LBS were heavy Vittoria Randonneurs - at almost $45/ea! ...
08-28-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 539
Posted By Cougrrcj

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08-28-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 884
Posted By Cougrrcj

And THAT is how N+1 happens!

And THAT is how N+1 happens!
08-27-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By Cougrrcj

Those 12.2s were quite the thing in the late...

Those 12.2s were quite the thing in the late '70s. 12.2 was in reference to the bike's weight in Kg... 12.2 = ~26.9 pounds. Really not heavy for the era for a 'entry-level' enthusiast bike. FWIW,...
08-27-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6,516
Views: 586,771
Posted By Cougrrcj

While I'm the definition of a Luddite - no...

While I'm the definition of a Luddite - no index-shifting for me, thankyouverymuch... I'm in the process of rehabbing/outfitting a recently acquired '88 Miyata 615 for my niece who live across the...
08-27-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 18,195
Posted By Cougrrcj

Now THAT, I'd give my left nut for... My size,...

Now THAT, I'd give my left nut for... My size, and well, at my age... I'll just leave it at that.... ;)
08-27-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've been using SunTour barcons since late '76. I...

I've been using SunTour barcons since late '76. I had been riding a bike with stem shifters previously, and I felt awkward reaching down to the downtube to shift when I bought my S-10S new in Oct...
08-27-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,071
Posted By Cougrrcj

As sd5782 points out, we both live in the...

As sd5782 points out, we both live in the last-Ice-Age glacially-scoured lower Great Lakes - the most elevation we normally encounter is a highway or railroad overpass - or maybe a major river...
08-27-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 877
Posted By Cougrrcj

Reeces Gu

Reeces Gu
08-24-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By Cougrrcj

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:thumb:
08-24-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By Cougrrcj

Gotcha, thanks... but YEOWCH! those prices...

Gotcha, thanks...

but YEOWCH! those prices for a wheelset!!!!! :eek:
08-24-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 998
Posted By Cougrrcj

Paved trails are too labor intensive when you...

Paved trails are too labor intensive when you have extreme cold winters - frost heave. Crushed stone is self-draining. Would you rather ride on crushed stone or broken-up asphalt? Maintaining...
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