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05-31-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By Wildwood

South American rust looks pretty nasty. Hope...

South American rust looks pretty nasty.
Hope you made a few pesos with the parts. :thumb:
05-31-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,547
Views: 139,691
Posted By Wildwood

I used Jantex tape on 25mm and 22mm tires,...

I used Jantex tape on 25mm and 22mm tires, probably 2 years ago. I was a bit gentle pulling out the adhesive's cover strip, but no problems. And I would agree that the ability to mount the tire on...
05-31-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By Wildwood

thanks for this article. makes me wonder if...

thanks for this article.

makes me wonder if the article benefitted these small builders?
05-31-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,005
Posted By Wildwood

I have 2 bikes acquired since last 531. Yea! ...

I have 2 bikes acquired since last 531.
Yea! Yea! Yeah!

Falcon and AD Vent Noir.

Away from home, no label pics.

(But let me look for bike pics.)
05-31-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,502
Posted By Wildwood

I can totally relate to the 'casual' movement. ...

I can totally relate to the 'casual' movement.
And i gave up all electronics about 2 decades ago.

But I have bikes when I feel fast and bikes more for cruisin along.
22mm tires on smooth...
05-30-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,145
Posted By Wildwood

Why would i stop at a sign made to regulate auto...

Why would i stop at a sign made to regulate auto traffic?

Bicycle signs i would STOP for.
05-30-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 651
Posted By Wildwood

Buy 2 bikes. Square hole, round peg conundrum.

Buy 2 bikes.
Square hole, round peg conundrum.
05-30-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 618
Posted By Wildwood

almost 20years, this helmet (if worn) has kept me...

almost 20years, this helmet (if worn) has kept me accident free. Good helmet. Good investment. Haven't bought body armor, yet. :rolleyes:
05-29-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Wildwood

i have a friend whose parents live in Regina. I...

i have a friend whose parents live in Regina. I hear it's a DRY cold?!?
Forum: Introductions
05-29-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 93
Posted By Wildwood

a bunch of Puget Sound members. we rarely...

a bunch of Puget Sound members.

we rarely get together for a group ride.

i think we mostly buy and swap bikes/frames/components from each other.
05-29-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By Wildwood

25mm will be fine.

25mm will be fine.
05-28-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By Wildwood

I looked at the Diverge Carbon models on...

I looked at the Diverge Carbon models on Specialized.s site. The middle range model i checked showed this is a bike with 38mm tires and slack (71.5°) headtube angle. More in the adventure category...
05-28-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By Wildwood

If you have the right style of saddle, one can...

If you have the right style of saddle, one can learn to 'roll the hips'' to minimize the bend on the back.

Let me look for photo examples of what I mean.

And credits to any above comment that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,154
Posted By Wildwood

I used the word Drone in a post - here come those...

I used the word Drone in a post - here come those arrogant drone dealerships ads,
always trying to upgrade my lifestyle,
when they should already have profiled me to know
I'm plenty high on my...
05-27-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3,567
Views: 491,675
Posted By Wildwood

Had pictured another bike at this mural......

......but I thought a shot with e. merckx = worthwhile!
...
05-27-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 589
Posted By Wildwood

There are people who are actively competitive. ...

There are people who are actively competitive.
There are people who are self-competitive.
There are people who track facts.
There are people who share stuff.

Me, I just ride.
Hopefully...
05-27-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By Wildwood

subscribed - any Puget Sound pantographers? ...

subscribed -
any Puget Sound pantographers?


edit: could use some DeRosa, Merckx, Mondia. Maybe others.
Price sounds within the 'gift request budget' that my kids set for b'day and xmas...
05-26-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 754,950
Posted By Wildwood

I don’t normally post this thread...

..... but - since the title uses the plural “RigS” thought I would show these 2 Puch / AustroDaimlers. Olympian and Vent Noir. Same 531 tubes f+f, with more braze-ons for the VN. I can’t remember...
05-26-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 754,950
Posted By Wildwood

:thumb: My favorite era of Campy shifters! ...

:thumb:

My favorite era of Campy shifters!
Alas, they do wear and my 2 professionally done rebuilds have been less than 100% new feeling.
Even with new chains and steel Veloce cassettes.
But...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,154
Posted By Wildwood

Snobs? Cyclists? You have not been around the...

Snobs? Cyclists?
You have not been around the tennis, golf, boating or swimming pool crowd lately.

and I hear the polo stands are vicious of late

and certainly you've never tried to join a...
05-26-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 776
Posted By Wildwood

2 cm might be a big deal. Personally, 38s...

2 cm might be a big deal.


Personally, 38s on a nominal 60cm frame.
The way we learned
BITD.
The way we learned to turn
Side-t-side = Using body sway
Balanced in an off-center way
and...
05-25-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 498
Posted By Wildwood

Which ones? A. Military veteran pacifists? B....

Which ones?
A. Military veteran pacifists?
B. C.O.s?
C. Anyone who prefers Peace over War?
D. all above

+1 Bikes are cool. Bikes of all kinds, not just mine.
05-25-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 498
Posted By Wildwood

Not a crier. Every trip to Arlington makes me...

Not a crier.
Every trip to Arlington makes me weep.
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05-25-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Wildwood

Tomm Willians - you've gone carbon with the...

Tomm Willians - you've gone carbon with the wheels, next step up is tubulars. Taping makes it easy. Best upgrade to hang with th gf. :thumb:
05-25-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Wildwood

I like to fly on the flats, but have learned to...

I like to fly on the flats, but have learned to live in the hills. Many of my vintage don't have the gear range to please, but enough DO - the quietness of a solitary climb is something to savor, if...
05-25-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 795
Posted By Wildwood

Great post! Good ride. Heavy wooden boxes? ...

Great post!
Good ride.
Heavy wooden boxes? Oh well, we all have our weaknesses and fetishes. How about a wooden or bamboo DIY frame kit. Something to really stick your saw into.
05-25-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Wildwood

Nice place to live. Grass Valley? You must...

Nice place to live. Grass Valley?

You must be a strong rider as I see no triples for those Sierra Mts.
Decent cogs on the Ridley tho'.


Welcome.

edit: i had a Marin Vicenza (older than...
05-25-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By Wildwood

I'll commit to a 65+ jersey. at ~$65. Maybe more...

I'll commit to a 65+ jersey. at ~$65. Maybe more for short sleeve wool.

Don't put anything on the jersey we have to explain. ME (Medicare Eligible) for example is an explanation.

Simple stuff,...
05-25-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 507
Posted By Wildwood

Cushion your heartache - with a new purchase. ...

Cushion your heartache - with a new purchase.

I suggest one that fits.
05-24-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 478
Posted By Wildwood

My content is not vintage but 'tweener years'. ...

My content is not vintage but 'tweener years'.
For vintage sloping = read - Mixte. and all the step-thru derivations.

Around '98 I heard the term - upslope. Slight rise in the top tube.
Not sure...
05-23-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 498
Posted By Wildwood

As a Navy veteran (with 3 siblings as Navy vets,...

As a Navy veteran (with 3 siblings as Navy vets, too) - my only comment is War is the result of failed negotiations.
America's war budget exceeds that of most of the other Nations combined.
Honor...
05-20-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,531
Posted By Wildwood

Under two English stones would be OK for 25"...

Under two English stones would be OK for 25" lugged steel frame, vintage components, clinchers, fenders - but to beat it by over 3 pounds including a kilo in pedals is internationally baffling. ...
05-20-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,531
Posted By Wildwood

At this/these price point(s), probably easier to...

At this/these price point(s), probably easier to just heavy-up the other touring participants.

"Toulouse, those 4 panniers are so well designed they can each fit a bottle of wine so nicely." ...
05-20-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 565
Posted By Wildwood

Away from home - only limited, recent images. ...

Away from home - only limited, recent images.

IMHO, Falcon gets lesser respect in USA, than perhaps deserved. I have my guesses, but would love to hear other, more informed opinions.

Here’s my...
05-20-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Wildwood

with no free advertising, pertinent questions...

with no free advertising, pertinent questions would be:

1. What size is the frame? Undamaged fork included?
2. Where do you live? City?
3. Original paint?
4. Any rust? How many small dents?
5....
05-19-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,531
Posted By Wildwood

riding without a saddle is tough; but how so -...

riding without a saddle is tough; but how so - without pedals??? :foo:
05-19-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,241
Posted By Wildwood

I'm waaay too random to be organized when I ride....

I'm waaay too random to be organized when I ride. But I still consider myself New Age!

It is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, Age of Aquarius ....
05-18-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,531
Posted By Wildwood

to lose 200gms, lightweight tubular rims with...

to lose 200gms, lightweight tubular rims with racing silks not wider than 20mm.



the caveat is: ... weight weenie successes may detract from one's touring vacation enjoyment.

unless one's...
05-18-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,531
Posted By Wildwood

Ten kilos for 25" frame with pedals & fenders is...

Ten kilos for 25" frame with pedals & fenders is tough even with light wheels, in my experience. ;)
I say = Well Done! :thumb:

i will search Jonkers. For their lightweight large frames.
05-17-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,595
Posted By Wildwood

[QUOTE=SurferRosa;21479403]It's classic, vintage,...

[QUOTE=SurferRosa;21479403]It's classic, vintage, and really rather dangerous.[\QUOTE]

Buster was from Kansas.
Pork Pie hat is appropriate. If that's what it is called?!?


stardognine - just...
05-16-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,595
Posted By Wildwood

Changing the topic? :foo: With a title of "Got...

Changing the topic? :foo:
With a title of "Got new hat!!!", the latest respondent's posts have finally righted-th-ship, if it must be said. :eek:

And you will have to show me this pork pie hat,...
05-15-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,595
Posted By Wildwood

Party Hat, with an orange tassel on top!...

Party Hat, with an orange tassel on top! Everybody likes orange!

Not a Moroccan fez. But what the hey? Potato, potatoe.

edit: think celebratory smoking cap, east Ottoman Empire region.

Party...
05-15-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,595
Posted By Wildwood

How could a thread on hats fall to Page3 in a...

How could a thread on hats fall to Page3 in a Classic and Vintage forum?
...
05-15-20, 02:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By Wildwood

Learning serially!?!...to be continued

Had reason for a second rack, or so t’was thought**, to store bikes in garage. So I built it similarly, but after inspiration (?) from engineer son-in-law, a slight modification improved the rack...
05-14-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,232
Posted By Wildwood

If I could only own bikes from one Country, it...

If I could only own bikes from one Country, it would be Italy. And not all racer type bikes. Old Italian men who ride bikes, drink good red wine, laugh with their buddies, and sing after dinner are...
05-13-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,595
Posted By Wildwood

My hats come in a multitude of materials...

My hats
come
in a multitude
of materials and
motifs.

But recently, mostly rather... cheap....
05-13-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,595
Posted By Wildwood

Where's the Hats? ...

Where's the Hats?

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Actually, I wanted a matching hat for each bike, but...
05-13-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,329
Posted By Wildwood

4 pages of Much Ado about NOTHING, except...

4 pages of Much Ado about NOTHING,

except looney people get to reassure themselves they need to carry guns on a bicycle. Sad Insecure People, they are..
05-13-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By Wildwood

Now that's a bottle placement i've not seen...

Now that's a bottle placement i've not seen before. List to port?
05-12-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,242
Posted By Wildwood

Heck guys - I'm takin mine with me!!!

Heck guys -

I'm takin mine with me!!!
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