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Old 07-27-19, 09:21 PM
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Did 73 miles up to Lake Bluff. Another Bright July day with temps in the 90s.



Recent changed the stem from a 120 to a 130. I got this Nitto/Specialized stem in 1994. It was on a $5 franken bike I got at a police auction. It's been on at least 5 other bikes prior to this.

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^ Does that make it a Frankenstem?

I rode as far north as Lake Bluff yesterday as well, though it's a bit closer for me. More like 44 miles. Still, it was hot and I was fairly well wiped out the rest of the day.
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Congratulations to you for that change of scenery. Sounds healthy and invigorating. Good luck, and thanks for sharing all of your great photos and updates in this thread!

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Thanks, Gregory. It is indeed. And sharing my photos is something I really enjoy, especially when they are so graciously appreciated.
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Old 07-28-19, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by smontanaro View Post
^ Does that make it a Frankenstem?

I rode as far north as Lake Bluff yesterday as well, though it's a bit closer for me. More like 44 miles. Still, it was hot and I was fairly well wiped out the rest of the day.
Did you see any of the Lake Bluff Crit? Saw it by chance. It was early so I saw the 4/5s. One fast dood and a bunch of filler.
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That’s member Joe on his ss Atala.


Shakedown ride on the “favorite” bike. Stopped by Northcoast joes place to thank him again for the donated Brooks saddle and inquire about nose angle. Seems I had it right so we went out for a nice loop along the shores of Lake Erie. Good c&v morning. Cheers, Kevin.
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Did you see any of the Lake Bluff Crit? Saw it by chance. It was early so I saw the 4/5s. One fast dood and a bunch of filler.
Nope, had no idea to look for it. We (there were four of us) just turned at 176 and then back south into Lake Forest for a quick stop at Caputo's. I was just following the leader...
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70 mile round trip from Ocean City, NJ to the Cape May lighthouse on Saturday. Moderate temps and no wind made for an excellent ride. I was missing about 100 calories in my system and was forced to soft pedal the last few miles as I was spent at that point. Recovered with some soft pretzels.
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I haven't posted much here lately, just been going back and forth to work mostly. But today my sweetie and I took the ye old vintage tandem out to Concord and back. We also stopped at a farm stand to buy some local peaches, black raspberries, and a few other goodies. Somehow they survived the ride home. So did we, despite the 90degF temperature and 70degF dew point. It was a steamah'. Still, a very good steamah. 41.5 miles.

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Did a quick 20 or so down to Marymoor Park with my buddy Jacob this afternoon after we solved his rear brake issue. Weather was clear and in the upper 70s and gorgeous.





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Well, that certainly looks like the definition of "off the beaten path". Looks like fun, too!

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Old 07-28-19, 08:24 PM
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Well, that certainly looks like the definition of "off the beaten path". Looks like fun, too!

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Clear weather in the the upper 70s is sounding really good about now. I’d be up to join if on the other coast. Enjoy!
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Old 07-29-19, 07:47 AM
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I'm glad Kevin posted this drive side view of his new build! Kdog rides pretty well, so I mostly saw it from behind at a distance!
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Old 07-29-19, 01:06 PM
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Best ride yet!

I did 18 miles today! From my house in West Denver out to the top of the Bear Creek Dam.
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Old 07-29-19, 04:32 PM
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Very nice! Always feels good to get a good burn in
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Old 07-29-19, 08:36 PM
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Rode up Sunrise Road this morning in Mt. Rainier National Park.

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Rode up Sunrise Road this morning in Mt. Rainier National Park.

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Did you ride from home? The first 75, and last 75?

Color me envious, haven't gone this year. How was the auto traffic?
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Did you ride from home? The first 75, and last 75?
How was the auto traffic?
Just rode up from the White River Ranger Station inside the park. Traffic was moderate.

Gave another one of my bikes some attention today. This time it was the fixed gear.

I90 Overlook by NBend, on Flickr

Rode up to the pass via the Iron Horse Trail, passing under the pass thru to Hyak by way of the tunnel.



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Riding back over the pass, I looped back via the Old Snoqualmie Pass Road

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A little bit of hike-a-bike to get back up to the Iron Horse Trail for the ride back home.

Hike-a-bike back up to the Iron Horse Trail by NBend, on Flickr
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Cell phone snap of the bike doing better than me after a 280 miles in 6 days test ride on Delmarva and the Jersey Shore. Bike was built up from a frame and if I had a clone he would have been chasing me down the road with a torque wrench as I headed out. I don't think I'd ever ridden more than 35 mile in a day before. There's a Koga Miyata City Liner under all that. The frame is a lighter weight hybrid and the handling was wretched at first, but was much better after I ditched 10 pounds of stuff and moved as much weight as possible to the front panniers.

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I was JRA.....

... then stopped at one of the many mini-parks in Renton.



AustroDaimler Olympian Wondering why I keep fenders on this one? It’s kind of a stallion not a cart horse! But anyway - good day, excellent ride.
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Stress relief




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Inspired by the pics of @thinktube's lovely orange Schwinn, the Dutch Batavus got a call to duty. Sorry my pics lately have been boring, I'll make a plan. But just riding the mundane routes is sufficient (and convenient) motivation to Just Do It.

edit: make that @thinktubes 's lovely orange Schwinn

Herewith - '78 Batavus Competition, Ishi 022 f/f, wearing 9spd triple drivetrain, practical clincher wheels, tall headtube for easy 'ridin in the drops'
Had to have an Ishi frame in the fold
Had to have a triple for the mountains
Had to have Orange for a Dutchie
Had to have practical for the long every road
Glad to have the full chrome socks
Cool to have Made in Holland, over 40years ago
Good to have, period!

edit: gratuitous solicitation for help with coordinated 'NL' themed Look Delta pedals. Apologies - frame nearly a decade earlier - this is Vintage Updated (my only). Also, 'Clearing some of the Parts Bin'.


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Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
Did 73 miles up to Lake Bluff. Another Bright July day with temps in the 90s.



Recent changed the stem from a 120 to a 130. I got this Nitto/Specialized stem in 1994. It was on a $5 franken bike I got at a police auction. It's been on at least 5 other bikes prior to this.

thought I'd pull up yours for a color comparison. Which is almost never accurate 'taken in the wild' shots.
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I absolutely love the fact that you ride that - and in such stylin' shoes

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Stress relief

Maaaaahhvelous, to see it out and rolling!
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