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05-26-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 57
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Posted By beicster

This is my favorite. I am a sucker for that red.

This is my favorite. I am a sucker for that red.
05-26-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,227
Posted By SurferRosa

Generally yes, and Dante addressed this in his...

Generally yes, and Dante addressed this in his epic novel. But those sinners were imprisoned in the upper levels of hell with the unbaptized and those that mount their front skewer lever on the...
05-25-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,227
Posted By PhotonDon

No mortal harm will come to you as long as you...

No mortal harm will come to you as long as you keep the original bars somewhere. Someone, someday will thank you and think kindly of you. Have fun!
05-25-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,227
Posted By branko_76

I rarely use the drops of my handlebars but I...

I rarely use the drops of my handlebars but I like the different hand positions drop bars provide. I also became accustomed to the narrow width of drop bars when I was a bike messenger weaving thru...
05-25-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,227
Posted By delbiker1

You must go to confession and receive ablution,...

You must go to confession and receive ablution, or, you will burn in hell. Or, you could consider this post your confession, and the members ok your ablution. I, for one, give you a big OK and grant...
05-25-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,227
Posted By The Golden Boy

As of now- I'm rarely in the drops, really the...

As of now- I'm rarely in the drops, really the only time I've ever been in the drops is either going into the wind or when I know I'll need the leverage on brake levers.

I'm perfectly happy on the...
05-25-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,227
Posted By beicster

The only real sin I can think of is describing...

The only real sin I can think of is describing your bike and not including a picture. We love drive side pics.
05-25-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,227
Posted By wrk101

I use drop bars and trekking bars solely for...

I use drop bars and trekking bars solely for additional hand positions. On drops, I go from next to the stem to the lever hoods, so its not like I am using the drop section. I've never been very...
05-25-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,227
Posted By ollo_ollo

All these say No! So ride on. Don ...

All these say No! So ride on. Don
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05-25-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,227
Posted By easyupbug

In my 70s the bars are going up on the Japanese...

In my 70s the bars are going up on the Japanese bikes with Technomic long quills, customs are getting different sharper angled stems but I can not do it to the Italians. Also saddles are changing...
05-25-22, 03:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,227
Posted By OTS

Larry, I recently did just that. My...

Larry,
I recently did just that.
My Townie.urban rider.
Inspired by @52telecaster (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/52telecaster-452633.html)and his hybrid gearing, I built up this Raleigh...
05-25-22, 03:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,227
Posted By Chuck M

It's your bike to do what you wish with. And if...

It's your bike to do what you wish with. And if you wish to keep riding it and this helps so be it. I'm 57 and I'm on the tops and hoods most often. If and when the time comes, I'll probably drop...
05-24-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,227
Posted By bikingshearer

Nah, say a few Hail Tullios and all will be...

Nah, say a few Hail Tullios and all will be forgiven.

I put upright bars on a 1967 Paramount and turned it into a commuter. I haven't been struck by lightening and I'm only 64, so you should be...
05-24-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,227
Posted By gugie

At 71 you don't have to answer to anybody. If you...

At 71 you don't have to answer to anybody. If you peruse this site you'll find plenty of examples of vintage bikes retrofitted with upright bars.

No sir, no one here will give you anything but a...
05-24-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,227
Posted By flipchip

I may cringe uncontrollably, but I ainít gonna do...

I may cringe uncontrollably, but I ainít gonna do anything about it and neither is anyone else, so you do what makes you comfortable.
05-24-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,227
Posted By Andy_K

If it means you'll ride the bike more, it's a...

If it means you'll ride the bike more, it's a positive change.
05-15-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,978
Posted By beng1

When I was a teenage in the 1970s, while riding a...

When I was a teenage in the 1970s, while riding a ten-speed very similar to this yellow Huffy, I was going very fast down a long steep hill on a highway, I saw the curb washed out up ahead so instead...
05-15-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,978
Posted By beng1

The Fuji is a new bike for me, I am just getting...

The Fuji is a new bike for me, I am just getting it tuned and set up so it will be tweaked more. I have bar ends/tape for it, but am not sure if will use the tape or not. I have ridden with bare bars...
02-09-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,689
Posted By Sturuss

My 1973 Atala was cutting edge when I bought it...

My 1973 Atala was cutting edge when I bought it new, but my grown sons still think itís cool! They do chuckle when they see me ride it, but I think they are impressed that the Old Man can still do...
01-25-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,203
Posted By cyclophilia

Please lower the stem. That SR model does...

Please lower the stem.

That SR model does not have an extra-long quill.

If you ever add toe-clips, be aware of the toe clip overlap with the front wheel. It can create a safety problem if you...
01-25-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,203
Posted By polymorphself

Larry650 Phoenix area? I believe this is the same...

Larry650 Phoenix area? I believe this is the same one I almost pulled the trigger on this week. Was a super good deal.
01-10-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,709
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I try to keep groupsets intact. And there are...

I try to keep groupsets intact. And there are three things I will never put on my classic bikes : threadless stems, black groupsets, and black spokes.
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