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01-27-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By cyclic_eric

That's lousy news. Guess I'd better go get my...

That's lousy news. Guess I'd better go get my last good wool jersey. :(
01-25-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,230
Posted By cyclic_eric

Very fast looking Red. :thumb: That rear...

Very fast looking Red. :thumb: That rear derailleur looks like it will accept a more useful freewheel range than 14-19. Are you setting the bike up to ride? The stem and seatpost don't look like...
01-23-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,523
Posted By cyclic_eric

Thanks for the answers gugie! My derailleur...

Thanks for the answers gugie!
My derailleur won't be indexing.
I find that once friction shifting is done properly, no one really needs index shifting...
... jk
01-23-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,523
Posted By cyclic_eric

A couple gear questions. If they are too far off...

A couple gear questions. If they are too far off topic, I'll open different thread.

So far, I'm planning to ride La Via Dello Scalatore route, 81 miles, 6400 ft. But I only have one water bottle...
01-23-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,523
Posted By cyclic_eric

Those look great! Such smooth soles! Had I...

Those look great! Such smooth soles!
Had I seen them that’s what I’d use too.
01-23-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,523
Posted By cyclic_eric

I suppose I'll switch to toe clips at a month...

I suppose I'll switch to toe clips at a month prior. I found these Giro Rumble shoes that are comfortable.
I'll change the laces to some innocuous color and run a black sharpie elsewhere.
...
01-22-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,523
Posted By cyclic_eric

Thanks! Gears will probably be 50/36 with...

Thanks!
Gears will probably be 50/36 with 13-28.
Comfortable shoes - always a challenge. Currently I ride clipless, but could switch to toe clips if that's what most will do.
01-22-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,523
Posted By cyclic_eric

Wanting to see who I might train with, I started...

Wanting to see who I might train with, I started this spreadsheet of attendees:
Roll Call Google Sheet ( you can edit)...
01-22-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,523
Posted By cyclic_eric

I'm in. My first Eroica. I signed up for the...

I'm in. My first Eroica. I signed up for the hilly La Via Dello Scalatore (81 mi, 6400 ft) route, so an ambitious training plan will be needed.
My first idea is to ride my '84 Holdsworth. Currently...
01-11-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,126
Posted By cyclic_eric

That is a good looking front bag - who makes it...

That is a good looking front bag - who makes it or where can I find one for my bike?
01-10-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 66,105
Views: 10,454,235
Posted By cyclic_eric

I'm guessing it is 53cm, so too small for me....

I'm guessing it is 53cm, so too small for me. Does that seem about right?
The ad says 25 inches, but who know how they came up with that....
01-10-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By cyclic_eric

Those are great classic pumps! I'd be tempted to...

Those are great classic pumps! I'd be tempted to spray paint the base black, or else strip and polish.
Even used ones are nearly $100 on eBay....
01-05-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,663
Posted By cyclic_eric

You guys have another great ride! I headed up...

You guys have another great ride!
I headed up to the snow, not returning til later in the day.
I’ll aim for February.
:commute:
01-02-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By cyclic_eric

That means you need 6 bikes! :lol:

That means you need 6 bikes!
:lol:
12-30-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By cyclic_eric

I also find that a change of a few millimeters...

I also find that a change of a few millimeters makes a big difference in comfort and performance.
I think you'll like this stem comparison site (link below). It allows you to input specs from two...
Forum: Introductions
12-16-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By cyclic_eric

Here's a pretty fun site of Motobecane catalogs: ...

Here's a pretty fun site of Motobecane catalogs:
Catalogues Motobecane 1965 - 1985 (https://labibleduvelocataloguesmotobecane.blogspot.com/)
12-16-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,779
Posted By cyclic_eric

A favorite, but also tragic, from 1948 by...

A favorite, but also tragic, from 1948 by Vittorio de Sica,
"The Bicycle Thief" aka "Bicycle Thieves"...
Forum: Introductions
12-15-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By cyclic_eric

Glad to have you aboard! Just hearing your...

Glad to have you aboard!
Just hearing your stories I want my old stingray back! More to date though I hope to see your Motobecane soon.
Cheers
12-15-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,466
Posted By cyclic_eric

I'm also 5'10" and frequently find myself in the...

I'm also 5'10" and frequently find myself in the same quandary. There's a trade off I believe.
The smaller frames feel a bit quicker, more nimble, better for shorter rides. The larger ones feel big,...
12-14-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By cyclic_eric

Isn't this one yours? From "Post your Centurion...

Isn't this one yours?
From "Post your Centurion Ironman.. For the love of 80s paint jobs!"
and yes, good luck with the sales
...
12-14-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By cyclic_eric

Yes. They were nearly as nice as the junk French...

Yes. They were nearly as nice as the junk French bikes of the era.
...
12-08-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 6,103
Posted By cyclic_eric

:thumb: :thumb: Super fantastic! Prestige...

:thumb:
:thumb: Super fantastic! Prestige Peugeot? 531 Extra Light... Stunning. and a perfect size for me... Likely I'll never seen one again. Must I return to France? Wonderful. Here go another 3+...
12-07-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 6,103
Posted By cyclic_eric

I never get tired of seeing Chombi1's most...

I never get tired of seeing Chombi1's most excellent Gitane... and Andy_K's Stella really deserves a special prize.
We haven't even started in on the food !
12-07-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By cyclic_eric

Awfully sorry juvela - they weren't referring to...

Awfully sorry juvela - they weren't referring to the legs of the stand. Instead 'twas a comment on my riding speed...


:lol:
12-07-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By cyclic_eric

It sounds like you are referring to the front...

It sounds like you are referring to the front wheel steady. It pivots up to keep the front wheel from turning.
12-07-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By cyclic_eric

I tried searching but my methods sure weren't...

I tried searching but my methods sure weren't quick. How did you search? Thanks much.
12-06-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By cyclic_eric

Nice stand, plus Triumph Palm Beach

Know anything about such stands? I'd like to purchase one or maybe make one similar.
...
12-05-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,663
Posted By cyclic_eric

That would probably be me or Doug. I didn't...

That would probably be me or Doug. I didn't realize until seeing that photo that I've transitioned from Classic to Vintage...
Thanks a lot Mike
:lol:
12-04-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,663
Posted By cyclic_eric

Great fun this morning! That Ralston overpass...

Great fun this morning! That Ralston overpass kicked my a__. The bikes were beautiful, even Mike's heavily patina'd Bianchi.
my strava site of the ride...
12-03-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,663
Posted By cyclic_eric

I planning to join. AQI looks to be "moderate"...

I planning to join. AQI looks to be "moderate" which seems alright by me. I'll be bringing my orange Gitane TdF.
I have the cue sheet, and map on my little gps, but hope someone who has done the...
11-13-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By cyclic_eric

Oh, I just found your bike on the Show Your...

Oh, I just found your bike on the Show Your Holdsworth Here! thread. Yours is clearly different than mine.
Is closer to Ferrari Red
:thumb:
11-13-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By cyclic_eric

I couldn't find any pictures of a 1982 Holdsworth...

I couldn't find any pictures of a 1982 Holdsworth in "Red Pearl". Is it like mine (pic below)?
If so, Revlon 551 Raisin Rage Vernis is a good match....
09-17-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 778
Posted By cyclic_eric

This could be an issue - it's fairly easy over...

This could be an issue - it's fairly easy over the years for a bike's frame or forks to get whacked out of alignment. Most good bike shops have the tools to check and realign fork ends, dropouts,...
08-14-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By cyclic_eric

A clear case of Knee Cancer. The highly trained...

A clear case of Knee Cancer. The highly trained medics here at Bike Forums can perform the requisite knee-ectomy. Your knees will be replaced with 50-year-old Campagnolo equipment and they will work...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By cyclic_eric

It certainly depends on the local market. That...

It certainly depends on the local market. That is a beautiful, unusual, historic bike. Here in the SF Bay Area your phone would be ringing off the hook at $1,000.
Forum: Introductions
07-29-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By cyclic_eric

Why not describe the bike? Or describe your...

Why not describe the bike? Or describe your purchase? Or tell us why you bought the bike? What color? Any stickers? Any story?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 935
Posted By cyclic_eric

In your photo, those look like Look-style pedals,...

In your photo, those look like Look-style pedals, not platform types.
If you're going with toe-clip pedals, I recommend "Giro VR Rumble cycling" shoes....
Forum: Touring
07-24-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By cyclic_eric

I disagree with your wording, "might be" - you...

I disagree with your wording, "might be" - you definitely Are Crazy and, Completely off the rails!
However, I am very f-ing jealous. You da man!
What are your plans for returning?
Billy Joel's...
07-24-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,500
Posted By cyclic_eric

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1360x2000/robin_gibson_mural_2__7b1bdd3bee52b4994fa1efc05bd7446cf9e8e577.jpeg
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By cyclic_eric

I did a quick search for a silver 1980 Holdsworth...

I did a quick search for a silver 1980 Holdsworth Professional and found the following bike. It doesn't sound like yours, but is illustrative. This type of bike would likely be listed for around...
Forum: Introductions
06-14-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By cyclic_eric

Who are you, cycling wise - what type of bike...

Who are you, cycling wise - what type of bike rides do you like? Where? There's an interesting post.
Describe the bike in question and why do you want to share a picture? There's another post.
06-06-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By cyclic_eric

Thanks to you both. I didn't take close-up...

Thanks to you both. I didn't take close-up pictures, but both the frame and forks are 753. It is a rare bike, but the build has been verified by several sources.
:beer:
06-05-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By cyclic_eric

hmm - maybe a thread is needed showing bikes...

hmm - maybe a thread is needed showing bikes purchased, traded, or refurbished from other BF members?
06-04-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By cyclic_eric

n = 3, a 1985 Holdsworth

I am now the happy owner of the 1985 Holdsworth pictured below.

The previous owner was another Bike Forum member, Verktyg (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/verktyg-61614.html) (Chas). A great...
06-04-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 24,981
Posted By cyclic_eric

Bifters or maybe, “front levers” :lol:

Bifters

or maybe, “front levers”

:lol:
06-04-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,794
Posted By cyclic_eric

I’ve recently experimented with the same ideas! ...

I’ve recently experimented with the same ideas! I have 3 road bikes to compare measurements on. My fit on each bike, relative to the bottom bracket, is within 0.5 cm.

Putting a bathroom scale...
05-18-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By cyclic_eric

Beautiful. Have you taken it out for a good ride...

Beautiful. Have you taken it out for a good ride yet?
Will it fit 25mm tires? Whatever, superb.
04-28-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,494
Posted By cyclic_eric

Latex tubes also help, in my opinion. I also...

Latex tubes also help, in my opinion. I also like the old GP4000's and agree with most of the statements above.
Too, it depends on your riding conditions - I don't recommend the GP4000's for gravel...
04-22-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,500
Posted By cyclic_eric

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/804x978/1504ca71_fd85_4b47_87a2_f7e0dfda548d_1_105_c_1d72e0a10ef57e9833bdf4ab20726a2b7f350ec1.jpg
Forum: Introductions
04-18-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By cyclic_eric

Welcome aboard AMDG! I too am a fan of bikes...

Welcome aboard AMDG!
I too am a fan of bikes from the 70's and 80's, so I am looking forward to seeing your stable.
Cheers
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