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01-19-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7,997
Views: 2,407,323
Posted By DQRider

The OP doesn't really define what qualifies as...

The OP doesn't really define what qualifies as C&V: This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers,...
01-17-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3,095
Views: 779,180
Posted By DQRider

Yes it is. * * *

Yes it is.
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01-14-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4,808
Views: 507,487
Posted By DQRider

Looks like you are missing the turbocharger: ...

Looks like you are missing the turbocharger:

Turbocharged Vintage Kawasaki Motorcycle, 1978 Z1R-TC Turbo! - YouTube

I wasn't aware these came with such subdued paint schemes.
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01-07-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 65,938
Views: 10,411,036
Posted By DQRider

I don't know if this fits your needs, but there...

I don't know if this fits your needs, but there is a Bauer for sale here in the Twin Cities. It has been up on CL forever. Here you go:
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01-07-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7,375
Views: 765,682
Posted By DQRider

The stem mount is the way to go. As you can see...

The stem mount is the way to go. As you can see below, the Crane Suzu Bell has other magical properties.

https://i.imgur.com/bZ7NEoI.png

I totally agree with the Amazon reviewer. The way this...
01-04-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3,095
Views: 779,180
Posted By DQRider

I would wager that nearly everyone on the Bike...

I would wager that nearly everyone on the Bike Forums knows the illustrious history of Bridgestone bicycles. Grant Petersen, founder of Rivendell, designed some of their most interesting models in...
12-29-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 65,938
Views: 10,411,036
Posted By DQRider

I know this seller, he's a good guy. I've traded...

I know this seller, he's a good guy. I've traded with him for years.
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12-23-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 895
Views: 232,601
Posted By DQRider

That's a beautiful bike! So well executed, it's a...

That's a beautiful bike! So well executed, it's a pleasure to peruse the details. Your choice of saddle, bars, and pedals was spot-on. Your decision to leave the crank alone, rather than doing the...
12-16-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7,997
Views: 2,407,323
Posted By DQRider

I agree. Pics please? * * *

I agree. Pics please?
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12-15-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 51,081
Posted By DQRider

I agree on the modern Brooks quality, at least...

I agree on the modern Brooks quality, at least the basic models. The Specials are still up to traditional standards, IMHO, but demand a premium because of that.

I have two Cardiff saddles on my...
12-15-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 51,081
Posted By DQRider

Do I spy a Cardiff saddle on this gorgeous...

Do I spy a Cardiff saddle on this gorgeous bicycle? How do you like it in comparison to Brooks?
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12-13-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 65,938
Views: 10,411,036
Posted By DQRider

Anyone who would call that bike a "Carbon Cobra"...

Anyone who would call that bike a "Carbon Cobra" would not care what it looked like. Probably clearing out an estate.
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12-13-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 51,081
Posted By DQRider

Wow. Where did you find this beauty? It's...

Wow. Where did you find this beauty? It's magnificent!
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12-12-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 93,764
Posted By DQRider

Sometimes I like to surprise myself in the...

Sometimes I like to surprise myself in the morning with something I didn't know I wrote the night before. :cheers: :injured:

Alcohol consumption goes up a bit during the winter here. I'm pretty...
12-11-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,183
Posted By DQRider

Absolutely brilliant! * * *

Absolutely brilliant!
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12-10-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 93,764
Posted By DQRider

Oh, man. You continue to impress me with your...

Oh, man. You continue to impress me with your beautiful velo art. Even such a simple edit to a photo, if done right, can make a profound statement Bravo!
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12-08-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,183
Posted By DQRider

https://i.imgur.com/fObeW2E.png Me and my...

https://i.imgur.com/fObeW2E.png

Me and my shadow
riding down the avenue
(...forgot the next line)
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12-08-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,183
Posted By DQRider

https://i.imgur.com/6VEOz5E.png This old...

https://i.imgur.com/6VEOz5E.png

This old photograph
one of my early projects
brings back memories
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12-06-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7,997
Views: 2,407,323
Posted By DQRider

Photo, s'il vous plaît? * * *

Photo, s'il vous plaît?
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12-05-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 909
Views: 277,371
Posted By DQRider

Not necessarily "corrected", Mr. flipflap. I...

Not necessarily "corrected", Mr. flipflap. I totally sympathize with your position on using the right tool for the job. I am an aerospace quality auditor by profession, so I understand this sort of...
12-05-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 488,878
Posted By DQRider

Wow... that's a beautiful bike, and utilized in...

Wow... that's a beautiful bike, and utilized in the most extreme way! Chapeau, Mr. Miele Man. You have done this right!
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12-05-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 909
Views: 277,371
Posted By DQRider

And, I disagree. This works for me. I...

And, I disagree. This works for me.

I realize this is outside the intended scope for this tool, but it doesn't damage the dropouts or the tool itself. The results speak for themselves - every one...
12-03-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 51,081
Posted By DQRider

Your image link isn't working for me. * * *

Your image link isn't working for me.
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12-03-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18,358
Views: 2,144,112
Posted By DQRider

Bravo! An amazing bike, and brilliant photos....

Bravo! An amazing bike, and brilliant photos. Thanks Cooperryder!
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Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,687
Views: 424,996
Posted By DQRider

Um, that's actually 10,000 lakes, Unca_Sam. And...

Um, that's actually 10,000 lakes, Unca_Sam. And you're right, it is pretty rural and rugged up north. I've ridden motorcycles in the Appalachians, beautiful country! Most evocative is the memory of...
12-02-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 51,081
Posted By DQRider

1972 Raleigh DL-1

I rode this behemoth on the 90-mile Lake Pepin 3-speed Tour back in 2016. It was fully laden with packed panniers and a large saddlebag. I checked it on the cargo scale at work: 62 lbs!
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Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2,687
Views: 424,996
Posted By DQRider

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ That looks...

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That looks positively mythical. Why do I still live in Minnesota? :bang:
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11-30-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 51,081
Posted By DQRider

Now that's a racer!...

Now that's a racer! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ :giver: Nice bike!
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11-30-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 51,081
Posted By DQRider

https://i.imgur.com/XzN580k.png * * *

https://i.imgur.com/XzN580k.png
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11-30-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 51,081
Posted By DQRider

https://i.imgur.com/UdergPQ.png * * *

https://i.imgur.com/UdergPQ.png
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Forum: Commuting
11-30-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 21,196
Posted By DQRider

I rode Ranger to work in the dark this morning....

I rode Ranger to work in the dark this morning. The lights were charging elsewhere when I took this shot. It will be dark on the way home as well.

https://i.imgur.com/mJdvVtM.png

Still, the...
11-29-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2,653
Views: 931,497
Posted By DQRider

Wow... Perfect. * * *

Wow... Perfect.
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11-29-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,183
Posted By DQRider

Soma Oxford, that. Upside down or right side...

Soma Oxford, that.
Upside down or right side up,
in silver or black.

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11-29-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18,358
Views: 2,144,112
Posted By DQRider

Right. "Pootle": noun 1. A stroll; a wandering....

Right. "Pootle": noun
1. A stroll; a wandering.

As opposed to "hoon", I suppose? Er, wait a minute... same source...

"Hoon": noun

Same as Hun.
A unit of weight, used to measure opium in...
11-29-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 909
Views: 277,371
Posted By DQRider

I know I've shared this elsewhere, but perhaps...

I know I've shared this elsewhere, but perhaps not here.

https://i.imgur.com/9j4ZIh2.png

I use a Park FFG-2 alignment tool, marked as you see here, to precisely spread and align the rear...
11-27-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,183
Posted By DQRider

This gives me shivers! It looks like just a...

This gives me shivers!
It looks like just a corner
of my bike garage.
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11-26-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By DQRider

Yes, the `80s Lotus bikes were made in Japan. No...

Yes, the `80s Lotus bikes were made in Japan. No offense intended, Dave, but count me among the "heresy" faction here. I have no issue with customization, but counterfeit is another matter entirely....
11-25-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By DQRider

Trying Again, It's Been Over a Year

It's getting close to Christmas, so I thought I should give this another try.

Please NOTE: I have a lot of interesting bikes, and I would be willing to trade almost any of them straight across for...
11-24-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 232,601
Posted By DQRider

Two things: 1) How do you like those tires?...

Two things:
1) How do you like those tires? I've never seen them before, had to look them up. Eastern "Growler" tires, about $30 apiece?

2) I like the way you mounted the fenders - rather than...
11-22-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 65,938
Views: 10,411,036
Posted By DQRider

Hey now! No need to use such language here....

Hey now! No need to use such language here. "Lazy" is such a negative term. I prefer "ambitionally challenged", or the clinical term "GDD" - stands for Gumption Deficit Disorder. :P
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11-22-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2,473
Views: 851,342
Posted By DQRider

The rack decks are simple things, but they really...

The rack decks are simple things, but they really stand out. What impresses me most are the compound curve wooden fenders:

https://i.imgur.com/wNjClXw.png
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11-21-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 93,764
Posted By DQRider

Wow. Thank you. It's always nice when somebody I...

Wow. Thank you. It's always nice when somebody I don't know "gets it".
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11-21-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2,473
Views: 851,342
Posted By DQRider

Oh, but that's the thing, isn't it? YOU made it!...

Oh, but that's the thing, isn't it? YOU made it! How special is that? My bikes come together with the best parts I can afford, and the best work I can do myself. Quality. You know it when you see it,...
11-21-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 93,764
Posted By DQRider

I shot this to show somebody the rack on my "Velo...

I shot this to show somebody the rack on my "Velo de Ville", but then I noticed that it looks kinda artsy:

https://i.imgur.com/SR6lfFr.png
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11-21-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 232,601
Posted By DQRider

Thank you! :cheers: * * *

Thank you! :cheers:
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11-21-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2,473
Views: 851,342
Posted By DQRider

https://i.imgur.com/SR6lfFr.png Why, yes....

https://i.imgur.com/SR6lfFr.png

Why, yes. Woody's Custom Bicycle Fenders (https://www.woodysfenders.com/), actually. I get these from Cody Davis in Bend, OR. He does brilliant work, at what I...
11-19-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2,653
Views: 931,497
Posted By DQRider

This is one of those things that got...

This is one of those things that got over-analyzed by the cycling press. All Biopace does is increase leverage during the gravity-assisted down stroke, and reduce the effort over the top. It's not...
11-18-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 65,938
Views: 10,411,036
Posted By DQRider

It is starting to feel like "Land of the Giants"...

It is starting to feel like "Land of the Giants" in here. I see a lot more extra-tall bikes on this thread than I ever do on the road. Mostly from the coasts, I've noticed. Is the force of gravity...
11-16-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 232,601
Posted By DQRider

Thank you for the complement! Yes, DTH. I...

Thank you for the complement!

Yes, DTH. I saw them on someone else's bike here on this very thread, and had to try a pair. They are every bit as good as people say, so of course the price went up...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2,687
Views: 424,996
Posted By DQRider

I spent the entire decade of the `80s stationed...

I spent the entire decade of the `80s stationed at MCAS El Toro, CA. Your photos bring back memories that I cherish. Especially on the cusp of another Minnesota winter.
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