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10-03-22, 04:52 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Always thankful to post this thread

Good vintage photo of your racing days DQRider. :thumb:



Seattle summer temps, but autumn in the air = Aug-tober
Seen yesterday on the road. Well,…off the road actually.
...
Forum: Introductions
10-03-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By Wildwood

:foo: :foo: :foo: The Internet rules - ...

:foo: :foo: :foo:


The Internet rules -
But sometimes we don't like to be ruled? :50:
10-03-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,370
Posted By Wildwood

What a good thread. Thanks dbhouston for all the...

What a good thread. Thanks dbhouston for all the incremental updates.
I owned a 1985 ProTour15. My first adult bike and only one for many years - served me well....
10-02-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26,403
Views: 2,851,265
Posted By Wildwood

Especially thankful to post this thread

Rode a regular route. About 17mi.
Thoughts of a 65year friend just back in hospital ICU. Maybe his problem is stroke, seizure, complication from prior surgery, unknown.

Seahawks football in...
10-02-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By Wildwood

I only own one bike under 20pounds, barely. Most...

I only own one bike under 20pounds, barely. Most probably 24-28 when ready for the road. Not concerned too much about weight in the category of ebikes i am searching.

I don't think Ribble is...
Forum: Introductions
10-02-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome to BF. "A bike in my life." ...

Welcome to BF.

"A bike in my life."
Sounds healthy.
And fun.
10-01-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,233
Posted By Wildwood

This thread needs a framebuilder input. Or two.

This thread needs a framebuilder input. Or two.
10-01-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,233
Posted By Wildwood

Charles Wahl Yeah I should update that. The...

Charles Wahl
Yeah I should update that.
The Frejus is the eternal unsuccessful (and lowest priority) project.
The Follis is a frameset now. smallish and meh

The 87 Bianchi, 79 Carlton, and 59...
10-01-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,233
Posted By Wildwood

Touring on pavement category

‘Touring on pavement’ bike evolution ended in 1959.
...
10-01-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,233
Posted By Wildwood

Here are my reasons for selecting mid-80s as a...

Here are my reasons for selecting mid-80s as a pinnacle for race bikes.

Maybe the nature of road racing has not changed much (and the UCI regs regarding design have killed innovation) but the...
10-01-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,233
Posted By Wildwood

I would reply that perhaps it would be more...

I would reply that perhaps it would be more granular to examine deeper than the 2 wheeled, diamond frame, chain driven with brakes design.

I would offer that the positioning of a rider on the race...
10-01-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By Wildwood

I'm 71. Couple of brain surgeries and double...

I'm 71. Couple of brain surgeries and double cancer survivor. And try to ride 100mi/wk in Cascade foothills for 8-9mo/year. The other 3-4 months the goal is to ski and ride occasionally with no...
10-01-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By Wildwood

Zero replies there - where it was first posted....

Zero replies there - where it was first posted. Thanks for the help. ;)


it does have a better description of my interests.
Seeking your personal experiences with Orbea ebikes - Bike Forums...
10-01-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,233
Posted By Wildwood

Pinnacle of bicycle frameset design - opinion(ated?) thread

This is strictly an opinion thread. :thumb:
No right or wrong. :beer:
Maybe something laughable. :innocent:

There should be several categories.
Pick your especiality, as photos are always nice....
09-30-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By Wildwood

maybe,....but just one. besides, it ain't bought...

maybe,....but just one. besides, it ain't bought yet.

​​​​rutan74 says I may not be able to have what I want. Which means nothing gets bought. I got plenty that are road worthy.


The idea...
Forum: Introductions
09-30-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome Freakz, Join us in C&V. Best...

Welcome Freakz,

Join us in C&V.
Best learning comes from easy hands-on enjoyment. Satisfaction improved if associated with nostalgia.

We are good at answering questions about vintage bikes -...
Forum: Introductions
09-30-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome. Seattle's Eastside here. Between...

Welcome.
Seattle's Eastside here. Between Renton - Issaquah.

Been a good summer locally for all outdoor stuff.

Lots of runners pick up cycling as they age. The 'smarter' ones. ;)
Forum: Introductions
09-30-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome. minor point but......many bicycle...

Welcome.

minor point but......many bicycle riders prefer to be considered 'cyclists', so as not to be confused with 'bikers' who ride motor powered bikes. Not sure about ebike riders - maybe...
09-29-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By Wildwood

Orbea ebike experiences, please.

Maybe time to try electric assist.

Seeking any experiences with Orbea.
Especially the road bike model Gain. Which I like because of the clean (no external cables) front end on the lesser models....
09-29-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 80
Posted By Wildwood

Seeking your personal experiences with Orbea ebikes

More specifically, i am looking for input before buying their road bike Gain model.

Any Orbea experiences appreciated.

I'm thinking Al frame, 105 components. Or 10spd Tiagra
Model D30 or D40...
09-29-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,323
Posted By Wildwood

For the record, not to answer any questions...

For the record, not to answer any questions because, ... well, ... I can only speak for one.

typically riding racy road bikes with a double crankset, when I ride one of my triples - the hips feel...
09-29-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,197
Posted By Wildwood

If one gets lucky, after 70, they are still...

If one gets lucky, after 70, they are still riding regularly and strong - without regard to speed/power/distance - and loving it. Saddletime rules. There are other opinions, but being over 70, those...
09-28-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 744
Posted By Wildwood

If they had beef, I am sure it was enjoyed with a...

If they had beef, I am sure it was enjoyed with a good red Italian wine.
09-27-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 628
Posted By Wildwood

Find a Colnago? I put the sexiest parts on...

Find a Colnago?

I put the sexiest parts on the fastest bikes.
Lightest parts on the climbers.
Clinchers on the triples.

...not sure there's a Rule...
09-27-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 571
Posted By Wildwood

I'm 0 wins - 2 losses on non-brand name wrist HR...

I'm 0 wins - 2 losses on non-brand name wrist HR monitors. Gifts from relatives, who don't invest too much on gifts. The latest one even gives the wackiest BP readings. Do I trust the step counter...
Forum: Introductions
09-27-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By Wildwood

'....share this fascination with me....' Nope,...

'....share this fascination with me....'
Nope, not me!
not a single KHS
:thumb:

exSantaCruz - and a few other close spots thereabouts.
Forum: Introductions
09-25-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By Wildwood

I've got you by only a couple of years - and...

I've got you by only a couple of years - and steady with a good routine becomes imperative to aging with enjoyment.

edit: sister in AR, but not Ozarks, likely won't get back. Got a zero bike...
09-25-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 26,403
Views: 2,851,265
Posted By Wildwood

Beauty. If the finish is nude, watch for...

Beauty.
If the finish is nude, watch for extended full sun exposure - or use an appropriate marine protectant.
Clearcoat is good.
Paint is best.

At least on carbon fiber frames '05 and before. ...
09-25-22, 04:00 PM
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Views: 2,851,265
Posted By Wildwood

Always grateful to post this thread

Third attempt to post - only me ? Mobile app to upload from phone.
Crap
just the pics this time
if it works...
09-25-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19,574
Views: 2,448,593
Posted By Wildwood

Always thankful to post this thread

Weather has been so nice that everyone is out on the weekends - makes for ‘crowded’ rides, by my definition. Anyway I got a new helmet, :o.
...
Forum: Introductions
09-25-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By Wildwood

A person can only ride one bike at a time, it...

A person can only ride one bike at a time, it might as well be Italian (or Japanese). :)

Ozarks? If that means quiet rural roads and hilly terrain - then I envy you. I was once in Missouri and...
09-24-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19,574
Views: 2,448,593
Posted By Wildwood

Thankful to post this thread - as always

Been riding every day. Only 15-20 miles, but … it works in setting a routine and keeps me smiling....
09-24-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By Wildwood

There are times to listen, :thumb: There are...

There are times to listen, :thumb:

There are times to speak out. :50:



I'll shut up. :o


in other news,...ride on. Together or as one.
09-23-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Wildwood

So….how did it turn out for you?

I read the entire thread,….
get to the end….
and now I need to know…
The Rest of the Story.


ebonho - was it worth it?
09-23-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Wildwood

Maybe ask on C&V ? Their experience with...

Maybe ask on C&V ? Their experience with friction components and wheels without discs and straps with cleats, etc may be relevant.


Who makes the decision? Usually the market.

Lots of 2x8,...
09-23-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By Wildwood

Gold has been used as bling before the...

Gold has been used as bling before the Kardashians were born.
Galli. I did not have the impulsiveness to bid beyond $275usd on ebay for a remarkable gold crankset + rings to match....
09-22-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3,606
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Views: 577,816
Posted By Wildwood

I had a 'senior moment' followed by a 'moment of...

I had a 'senior moment' followed by a 'moment of clarity'. And a decent, normal ride.

Spent an hour getting ready to ride: dressed, all the tools, pump tires, water bottle, etc. Left cell phone on...
09-21-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 26,403
Views: 2,851,265
Posted By Wildwood

Always thankful to post this thread

Another nice day,

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26mm tires (tho I have not...
09-20-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 813
Posted By Wildwood

Clipped into Look ski boots in the early '80s. ...

Clipped into Look ski boots in the early '80s.
Started cycling as an adult in the early '80s.
When Look introduced cycling's clipless (?) pedal system, l clipped-in and dropped out of my toeclips...
09-20-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3,606
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Views: 577,816
Posted By Wildwood

terrymorse - any pics of bike(s) for other...

terrymorse - any pics of bike(s) for other events?

I am not competitive in the Washington State Senior Games (70+), nor was I in Califorrnia (50+).

Life dreams are good, living them is better....
09-20-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By Wildwood

Great accomplishment. At our age. :thumb: ...

Great accomplishment. At our age. :thumb:

All mine have been metric for a decade and a bit.
I cut the number of days down but still go 20 most rides and 40-50milers a couple of times a month.
...
09-17-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26,403
Views: 2,851,265
Posted By Wildwood

Second on don compton and the Autumn weather....

Second on don compton and the Autumn weather. Great to ride and always grateful to post this thread.
...
09-17-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3,606
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Views: 577,816
Posted By Wildwood

Hey, I heard about this new thing on social media…

…it was trending last decade, maybe before….


called MAMILs
Middle Age Men In Lycra

i mostly wear wool - when possible -

Do you think I can join the club?
09-17-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19,574
Views: 2,448,593
Posted By Wildwood

Always grateful to post this thread…..

…and especially in wool jersey season.

Today I rode in the autumn air.

ooops, double post
09-17-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19,574
Views: 2,448,593
Posted By Wildwood

Always grateful to post this thread…..

…and especially in wool jersey season.

Today I rode in the autumn air
...
09-17-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By Wildwood

I can agree with Iride01 and Random11 about...

I can agree with Iride01 and Random11 about longevity. But that was acknowledged in post 1.

I may have to share the road with motor traffic in my area, but I get almost zero glass debris. ...
09-17-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By Wildwood

One thing I like about Specialized tires I have owned…

…is minimal graphics on their road tires. Only speaking for 3 sets I have owned. :p
...
09-16-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19,574
Views: 2,448,593
Posted By Wildwood

Always thankful to post this theead

one Earth is all we have, now and forever.


Glad to ride earlier in this day - wool jersey weather.
...
09-15-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,234
Posted By Wildwood

Go buy a cap with the flippy brim, leather...

Go buy a cap with the flippy brim,
leather cycling shoes, slotted cleats
leather hairnet racing helmet
wool shorts & jersey
Silica pump

a chain guard that says - Your Bike Sucks

for...
09-15-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,143
Posted By Wildwood

That's a lot of hoops you jumped through, so...

That's a lot of hoops you jumped through, so follow thru with what makes you happiest.

and post the pics of the finished product.


then again brothers are nice to have.
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