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07-10-21, 02:05 PM
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Posted By ascherer

Park 2D2

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We’re moving stuff out of our apartment to our...
06-15-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,357
Posted By ascherer

Jackpot! Those bars are over the top.

Jackpot! Those bars are over the top.
06-13-21, 07:06 PM
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Views: 1,930,099
Posted By ascherer

Ha! More than a touch under that helmet.

Ha! More than a touch under that helmet.
06-13-21, 02:42 PM
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Views: 1,930,099
Posted By ascherer

Thanks! Of course, it's never really...

Thanks! Of course, it's never really done...:rolleyes:
06-13-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17,596
Views: 1,930,099
Posted By ascherer

Yesterday's ride of about 33 miles covered 4...

Yesterday's ride of about 33 miles covered 4 boroughs and 4 bridges: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx; Manhattan Bridge, Pulaski Bridge, Triboro Bridge, High Bridge. Coffee and snack at the...
06-08-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 63,085
Views: 9,628,092
Posted By ascherer

I'm glad there's a continent between me and that.

I'm glad there's a continent between me and that.
06-08-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By ascherer

For some reason I love that the Alvit has frayed...

For some reason I love that the Alvit has frayed cable sticking out of it.
06-05-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 21,602
Posted By ascherer

Looking at how much seatpost is showing on your...

Looking at how much seatpost is showing on your Paramount you must be a long drink of water. There's period style/trend to account for too. A couple of years after I got the Mercian I had a Fit Kit...
06-05-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 21,602
Posted By ascherer

Perfect as the 63 feels, my 62 Mercian still...

Perfect as the 63 feels, my 62 Mercian still feels like the best fit. Maybe it's the familiarity, I've had it since 1988.

Is it just me or are there a lot of larger frames in this thread?
06-04-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,689
Posted By ascherer

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06-04-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By ascherer

As to the angle of the bars, follow what feels...

As to the angle of the bars, follow what feels right. I had mine at about the same downward angle, my wrists felt like they were most neutral with that setup.
06-04-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 24,396
Posted By ascherer

That's a pretty craptastic haul!

That's a pretty craptastic haul!
06-04-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 21,602
Posted By ascherer

I had a similar experience when I got the chrome...

I had a similar experience when I got the chrome Pro below yours. 1 cm larger than I usually ride and it's perfect.
06-04-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 21,602
Posted By ascherer

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Since last shown it's acquired dynamo lighting and VO Grand Cru...
06-03-21, 11:59 AM
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Views: 392,765
Posted By ascherer

WTT a set of 165 VO Grand Cru 50.4 arms for...

WTT a set of 165 VO Grand Cru 50.4 arms for longer. 175 preferred but would consider 170 or 172.5. Anyone? TIA!
05-31-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,259
Posted By ascherer

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05-30-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,513
Posted By ascherer

2011 was a quiet year. My Mercian was a few years...

2011 was a quiet year. My Mercian was a few years into it's Ultegra upgrade. We bought my wife a contemporary Cannondale Synapse for our wedding which has since been replaced with a 1984 Lotus Eclair...
05-30-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 128
Posted By ascherer

PSA: Acorn Bag Restock notice

I have no affiliation, just sharing an opportunity to get some great bags from some good folks.
-----------------------Hi everyone,

All our X-PAC BLACK BAGS will be restocked—in limited...
05-26-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 724
Posted By ascherer

Yes, and while the result wasn't quite that...

Yes, and while the result wasn't quite that severe the victim was my wife's bike which I neglected to put on the rack. It was an awkward drive home.
05-24-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 956
Posted By ascherer

As with all things saddle, your experience will...

As with all things saddle, your experience will be unique to you. Height and weight may have no relationship to your sit bone width. I agree with those saying if the B17 fits...wear it. I rode a Pro...
05-23-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 24,396
Posted By ascherer

The pedals and keychain were among my puts, glad...

The pedals and keychain were among my puts, glad to have made you both happy!
05-18-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 24,396
Posted By ascherer

Glad to have you back. Carry on!

Glad to have you back. Carry on!
05-09-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By ascherer

Mine is set up quite differently but I find when...

Mine is set up quite differently but I find when I dig in and push it, the feedback says: "I've got this." Very confident handling at speed and when cornering.
05-08-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By ascherer

Tritto. Case closed.

Tritto. Case closed.
05-08-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 24,396
Posted By ascherer

Indeed! I thought hard about that plaid bag....

Indeed!
I thought hard about that plaid bag. I'm a bit of a bag junkie...I exercised restraint.
05-07-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By ascherer

The shifter clamp stop on one of mine is a...

The shifter clamp stop on one of mine is a degree or two off, but that one really wins the two-pint Friday prize!
05-06-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By ascherer

You did a nice job cleaning it up, daka! Still...

You did a nice job cleaning it up, daka! Still calling dibs if you decide it's too big ;)
05-05-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 721,235
Posted By ascherer

When I'm feeling frisky I ride my Mercian. ...

When I'm feeling frisky I ride my Mercian.

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For...
05-05-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,806
Posted By ascherer

Two weekends ago I was slowly rolling through a...

Two weekends ago I was slowly rolling through a crowded open street in Brooklyn when a fellow that was standing next to his bike suddenly turned 90 degrees to his left and walked right into me. No...
05-05-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,569
Posted By ascherer

I have no idea how old I was when I first learned...

I have no idea how old I was when I first learned to ride, maybe 1962 or 63. By 1965 I knew that I liked to ride, and I had a Rudge 3-speed. By 67 or 68 I had a Varsity. The transition to "cyclist"...
05-04-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By ascherer

Wow, what a great find. Good that it'll enjoy a...

Wow, what a great find. Good that it'll enjoy a fresh start.
05-01-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 21,602
Posted By ascherer

Nope, nope. Ima wait another month.

Nope, nope. Ima wait another month.
04-30-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 24,396
Posted By ascherer

Keep me in, coach but let's let more victims...

Keep me in, coach but let's let more victims players in before I'm put back in rotation.
04-30-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 24,396
Posted By ascherer

I added some pretty OK crap and sent the BOC on...

I added some pretty OK crap and sent the BOC on its way.

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Going...
04-29-21, 06:23 PM
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Views: 886
Posted By ascherer

Once you go gravel, all else unravels.

Once you go gravel, all else unravels.
04-28-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 24,396
Posted By ascherer

Yup, got your message. Box will be schlepped to...

Yup, got your message. Box will be schlepped to the PO in the next few days. I'll send you tracking once it's out. This is now BOC, self-service version.
04-28-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 78,197
Posted By ascherer

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04-28-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,272
Posted By ascherer

I've just mounted a set of 28 Supple Vitesse...

I've just mounted a set of 28 Supple Vitesse tanwalls on my Mercian after almost a decade of Michelin Pro 23s. I took a ride through upper Manhattan and the Bronx 2 weekend ago and was pleased with...
04-28-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 24,396
Posted By ascherer

Here's the reveal...this load of Crap was...

Here's the reveal...this load of Crap was packaged better than old King Tut!

The Outer Sarcophagus...
04-25-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,666
Posted By ascherer

I was doored hard in '73 or so. Good thing I was...

I was doored hard in '73 or so. Good thing I was a kid, a mild concussion and all-over sprains was the worst of it but mom insisted I get a helmet. Leather was the only game in town, the early...
04-24-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17,596
Views: 1,930,099
Posted By ascherer

One of my personal spring series rides is to...

One of my personal spring series rides is to Coney Island, it’s a tad under 50 miler round trip and is a lot of fun. Today, something a little different happened.

There’s a place in Brooklyn, part...
04-23-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 24,396
Posted By ascherer

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Thanks, mh. Reveal soon.
04-20-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 24,396
Posted By ascherer

Release the Crap-en!

Release the Crap-en!
04-18-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17,596
Views: 1,930,099
Posted By ascherer

Sunday spin through Manhattan and The Bronx on my...

Sunday spin through Manhattan and The Bronx on my Pro. I love the long wheelbase, smooth ride, fenders and bad on my Raleigh Pro, but my Mercian Pro rewards sporty riding with amazing feedback and...
04-17-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 24,396
Posted By ascherer

Contact sent to Mad Honk, let's get the crap...

Contact sent to Mad Honk, let's get the crap wagon happening! Who wants it after me?
04-17-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17,596
Views: 1,930,099
Posted By ascherer

I enjoy seeing this Zeus. The story was great to...

I enjoy seeing this Zeus. The story was great to follow, and it always reminds me of the one I got when I was 16.
04-17-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17,596
Views: 1,930,099
Posted By ascherer

I rode 20 blocks south on Central Park West and...

I rode 20 blocks south on Central Park West and heard Chris Potter, Joe Martin and Nasheet Waits play an hour long set on Summit Rock.
...
04-17-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17,596
Views: 1,930,099
Posted By ascherer

Happy Birthday, Neal!

Happy Birthday, Neal!
04-14-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By ascherer

Seems like a lot of bike for the money. Maybe...

Seems like a lot of bike for the money. Maybe it's my location but I remember seeing many Panasonics BITD, but not many 5000s. Enjoy!
04-13-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,985
Posted By ascherer

Everything that has been reported here about the...

Everything that has been reported here about the Sanyo/Panasonic hubs I find to be accurate. They work, I don't notice the drag and I notice the vibration sometimes, and sometimes I don't. I already...
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