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07-18-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Wildwood

Clean and nice is fine..... ...

Clean and nice is fine.....

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..… but I prefer mine being...
07-18-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By Wildwood

I consider the internet a teaching opportunity....

I consider the internet a teaching opportunity. :rolleyes:

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I've never...
07-17-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By Wildwood

Handlebars...

Handlebars (http://www.bigandtallbike.com/Handlebars_c_61.html)

the above link was picked up from Leonard Zinn's website.


but what do I know? at 6'1", I prefer 38s.
07-17-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Wildwood

My folks had farms around there -- Ditto or...

My folks had farms around there -- Ditto or Brown, mostly.
Not that you stroll gravesites.
Mama Brown had the first 'party-line' switchboard in Vine Grove off the lobby of her large boarding...
07-17-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 707
Posted By Wildwood

Never studied the differences, but I thought of...

Never studied the differences, but I thought of swaging as a form of forging. Not sure about the equipment used nor hot/cold processes. Guess that's another thing to check-out. The 2 cranks do have a...
07-17-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 624
Posted By Wildwood

I ride a trail regularly and see a bunch of...

I ride a trail regularly and see a bunch of serious cycling enthusiasts most every trip. Only one has identified, but I bet there are a lot of lurkers who know me by vintage bike!
07-17-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 624
Posted By Wildwood

SurferRosa on a roll. If you wanna chat up ...

SurferRosa on a roll.
If you wanna chat up Bianchigirll = it's a long bike ride away. Unless you've got ruby slippers and can endlessly repeat: There's no place like...FtWayne, There's no place...
07-17-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Wildwood

Those of us in mountainous or big hill country -...

Those of us in mountainous or big hill country - who are not Superman - share your need for appropriate gearing. I always have a triple at the ready.

edit: I was born in Louisville. What part of...
07-17-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 707
Posted By Wildwood

Here’s the Coronado crankset I acquired for a...

Here’s the Coronado crankset I acquired for a black bike I own.

Not to steal a thread, but anyone got info on this German component?
...
07-17-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Wildwood

Looks perfect for a "Texas dirt road".

Looks perfect for a "Texas dirt road".
07-17-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 900
Posted By Wildwood

Look Deltas on more than a dozen bikes. They...

Look Deltas on more than a dozen bikes. They work. Why change?
07-16-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By Wildwood

such bs - tubulars are not exotic, they have been...

such bs - tubulars are not exotic, they have been in use longer than modern clincher designs. Taping a tubular to a rim is easier than seating tubeless and more 'idiot proof' than a tubed clincher.
...
07-16-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Wildwood

The saddle on it before the dead Brooks - is...

The saddle on it before the dead Brooks - is sitting on a bench in the pics. It had to come off first thing.

i want to try it with a mustache bar or something similar.

the ‘other projects’ are...
07-16-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,577
Posted By Wildwood

if you want tough you need a Frejus Mod F4 = this...

if you want tough you need a Frejus Mod F4 = this one's about 50years proven tough.

And guaranteed Made in Italy.

edit: just came to me yesterday, and I have no idea what it will be!?!
...
07-16-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Wildwood

Bought a crankset, the lowly bike now intrigues! Vintage city rider???

Meat of the issue up front is:
The top tube on this 61cm frame is only 55cm !!! Really 55 on a 61 (ctc) frame.
And I don't need another drop handlebar road bike.

How about a city bike with...
07-15-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By Wildwood

I ride tubulars and prefer a lightweight wheel. ...

I ride tubulars and prefer a lightweight wheel. Tubular tape (in place of glue) makes things faster.

As to this Zipp wheelset, I don't know, condition is everything. How good of a 'friend' is...
07-15-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By Wildwood

Be sad for your brother but not too sad. You...

Be sad for your brother but not too sad. You introduced him to a sport he enjoyed.

I have a brother who I encouraged to get a bicycle when he retired. He bought an e-mtb with wide tires. It's...
07-15-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By Wildwood

Wool tights these days have a very limited...

Wool tights these days have a very limited selection.
07-14-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 862
Posted By Wildwood

We need to see the décor to pick a bike. ...

We need to see the décor to pick a bike.

track bikes convey simplicity
fancy city bikes for urban commuters
a suburban coffee shop might need a Schwinn, Stingray or Corvette depending on the...
07-14-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3,221
Views: 395,231
Posted By Wildwood

I used to live in Santa Cruz and Monterey...

I used to live in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties - the moss would get you there, too. Felton in the Redwoods celebrates thick moss.


edit: UC Santa Cruz uses the banana slug as a mascot....
07-14-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13,857
Views: 1,230,129
Posted By Wildwood

My favorite ride. Into Mt Rainier NP, Carbon...

My favorite ride. Into Mt Rainier NP, Carbon River entrance, north side of Park.

Was so nice, I rode it twice. On different bikes.
...
07-14-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3,221
Views: 395,231
Posted By Wildwood

My favorite ride that’s not too far away. North...

My favorite ride that’s not too far away.
North entrance to Mt Rainier NP. No great views of the mountain, no big visitors center. Just the Carbon River and trailheads. But the road getting there...
07-13-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,328
Posted By Wildwood

Maybe not mentioned yet —- I see more and hear...

Maybe not mentioned yet —-
I see more and hear more of the local surroundings if with only a friend or two or three. Or alone is just fine too.

Crowds of strangers is also not my favorite...
07-12-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,886
Posted By Wildwood

in my years I've gotten 1 warning. I called a...

in my years I've gotten 1 warning. I called a member a jerk for dissing a newbie (forget why the diss).

I don't apologize - the guy was a jerk!



edit: but then I would not wish to be a...
07-12-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,011
Posted By Wildwood

I know I have 1 bike under 20 pounds, including...

I know I have 1 bike under 20 pounds, including pedals & cage. Maybe 2.

I lose the weight weenie contest with a smile when descending rough pavement at speed.

My wheels have lots of spokes as...
07-12-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,485
Posted By Wildwood

I just love to bike and hike. Period. Out with...

I just love to bike and hike. Period. Out with Mother.
No special motivation or vague health promises needed.
Some winter skiing and kayaks help as fill-ins.

Feeling good almost every day is...
07-10-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,420
Posted By Wildwood

Close to home now, so familiar roads and my...

Close to home now, so familiar roads and my regular 'training trail' keep me rolling. Weather has been too good locally not to ride almost every day, 70s & not very wet.

And I've been rotating...
07-10-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,260
Posted By Wildwood

Maybe changing my birth year can justify a new...

Maybe changing my birth year can justify a new desirable bike.
Hmmmnn - which year should I choose?
Masi’s prime years?, 70s for a DeRosa? 60s Legnano?
Guess any year that makes me feel younger....
07-09-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,514
Posted By Wildwood

Gates Foundation is here in Seattle. If one wants...

Gates Foundation is here in Seattle. If one wants to know about many of their projects one should check out their website. Preventing worldwide diseases through inoculation, clean water and sanitary...
07-09-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,260
Posted By Wildwood

Buying birth year bike and modifying it seems...

Buying birth year bike and modifying it seems sorta cross-purposelessness and against the grain of having it in the first place. The effort of getting it close to original would be a much larger...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,173
Posted By Wildwood

Tires are cheaper. Fatter Lower PSI. Best...

Tires are cheaper.
Fatter
Lower PSI.
Best road buzz killer.
Best bang for buck.

edit: get the ones with supple sidewalls for more plush. Veloflex Vlaanderen = 28mm and nice.
07-09-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,420
Posted By Wildwood

+100 Descending = speed is not my friend. ...

+100
Descending = speed is not my friend. Things happen too fast, recovery takes too long, hospital bills become too expensive. These days I get more joy holding 25mph on the flats (for a bit)...
07-09-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Wildwood

An unridden bike is primarily an ornament. Old...

An unridden bike is primarily an ornament.
Old ladies like ornaments.
Now that she's passed, maybe the bike can live to its' potential,
And give the joy of flying to another (short) person. :)
...
07-09-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,260
Posted By Wildwood

A forum member is selling a 1951 bike, drop bars...

A forum member is selling a 1951 bike, drop bars and right size. Almost pulled the trigger about a year ago and again recently.

Then I think - I'm the only cyclist in my immediate family, my...
07-09-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,514
Posted By Wildwood

Many of today's billionaire's have committed the...

Many of today's billionaire's have committed the majority of their vast fortune to philanthropy. Gates, Buffett, Bezos and many others have taken the step, unfortunately none (to my knowledge) are...
07-08-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,624
Posted By Wildwood

Does Trek make good bikes???

Does Trek make good bikes???
07-08-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By Wildwood

Where in the Midwest? I'm driving thru somewhere...

Where in the Midwest? I'm driving thru somewhere enroute to Nashville, TN toward late Aug.



Wait a minute....
youse guys are taking this too positively.
oh well, I give up.

Now to...
07-08-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Wildwood

....and there is tape....

....and there is tape....
07-08-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,591
Posted By Wildwood

^^^^^ Nice looking. Keep the thread going in the...

^^^^^ Nice looking. Keep the thread going in the right direction with a couple more keepers. You're already feeling better.....

Didn't I see this brand mentioned in C&V recently.
07-08-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 629
Posted By Wildwood

Did you say COMMUTE? I'd use CO2.

Did you say COMMUTE? I'd use CO2.
07-08-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By Wildwood

So I'm gonna upgrade my AD Olympian - to a Vent Noir! OK with that?

Following on to some prior threads ---
let me propose a theoretical situation.

Thinking about 'upgrading' my AustroDaimler Olympian, and since I read in the catalogue, it is the same frameset as...
07-08-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,363
Posted By Wildwood

I have done them both twice, but only to a low,...

I have done them both twice, but only to a low, snow-closure level. No fat or e-fat for me yet.

The population density in the area (pre-summer tourist season) is a draw for me.

If ya know what...
07-08-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,363
Posted By Wildwood

Those forest service roads, if in decent shape,...

Those forest service roads, if in decent shape, are just about my favorite roads to ride, slowly. Because most were/are logging roads the pitches are generally moderate. I take too many pictures and...
07-08-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,514
Posted By Wildwood

Direct sales of high-end bicycles is a viable...

Direct sales of high-end bicycles is a viable business plan, but only for an organization that will support the customer well with technical info, repair issues, warranty, etc. The direct sales...
07-08-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,514
Posted By Wildwood

Personally I'm not a Walmart fan for anything....

Personally I'm not a Walmart fan for anything. But some members of that family have dumped money into cycling in AR. Infrastructure near the HQ in NW Arkansas is growing, as they are recruiting...
07-08-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,347
Posted By Wildwood

I see N - 1 = 68 :D

I see N - 1 = 68 :D
07-08-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 679
Posted By Wildwood

I'm a 195# rider that still runs 22/23mm tires on...

I'm a 195# rider that still runs 22/23mm tires on several bikes. 25/28mm on some frames. A vintage DeRosa with 28s just sounds and feels wrong. The Falcon is super sharp handling with 23s. I cush...
07-07-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,591
Posted By Wildwood

More importantly - please show pics of what...

More importantly - please show pics of what stays.
Keep this thread on the positive side.
Or at least, the glass is 'half full' - of keepers.
07-07-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,092
Posted By Wildwood

Cervelos are overrated. Not worth a dime over...

Cervelos are overrated.
Not worth a dime over $11,500.
In my book.
07-07-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,363
Posted By Wildwood

thx

thx
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