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05-23-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Classtime

I had a Takara with @5000 group that shifted...

I had a Takara with @5000 group that shifted great. I have no idea if parts of the system were compatible with others. Sadly, it was a pink Takara and my daughter suddenly was into grey and black.
05-23-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Classtime

If you want it to look rightish, put on smaller...

If you want it to look rightish, put on smaller chainrings with maybe a Velo Orange Gran Cru 110 crankset with 48/34 rings or if you got $$$ one of the Compass Cranks. You should leave the rear end...
05-22-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 798
Posted By Classtime

Really Neat. My '85 rode so wonderfully with most...

Really Neat. My '85 rode so wonderfully with most everything O.G. plus a XT rear derailleur. It was my first 1/2 step + granny and boy did I love that set up. I never fathomed that a 5 speed could do...
05-20-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Classtime

If an old MTB is not too heavy, they start at...

If an old MTB is not too heavy, they start at 130? With Cantilever brakes you can toss the bridges.
05-20-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By Classtime

The Swift tread pattern being taller in the...

The Swift tread pattern being taller in the center made for uneasy cornering. I wish Panaracer made a 27” Gravel King Slick.
05-19-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 923
Posted By Classtime

It takes until October before most of my students...

It takes until October before most of my students know its my bike.

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05-19-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 917
Posted By Classtime

I did the ride this year with 37 year old brake...

I did the ride this year with 37 year old brake blocks, cables, and housings--BUT I used some of that toxic-use-gloves-or-else-Pft-stuff sprayed inside and I didn't get caught --thank heavens. An...
05-19-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By Classtime

I had some Swift tires advertised as 35mm but on...

I had some Swift tires advertised as 35mm but on my rims, they measured 32. (plus they were not round in cross section which bugs me so off they went.)
05-19-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 274,148
Posted By Classtime

Way to go Mooney rider. I get a kick out of...

Way to go Mooney rider. I get a kick out of tubulars but my 40 mile RT commutes get clinchers--BUT not tomorrow because after reading this, tomorrow, my low flange Record GP4s get the nod.
05-18-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,565
Posted By Classtime

A nice Raleigh Pro recently sold on eBay for less...

A nice Raleigh Pro recently sold on eBay for less than $1,000. I’d wait for one if that was my budget and I wanted a vintage racing Raleigh.
05-15-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,565
Posted By Classtime

I don’t have one to sell but I had a 1978 Raleigh...

I don’t have one to sell but I had a 1978 Raleigh G.S. that was very fun: Short wheelbase not long in the front or back—a real race bike. The earlier Competitions were longer and less sporty. I had...
05-15-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 392
Posted By Classtime

Cool Bike. Nice of you to treat a Teacher. Be...

Cool Bike. Nice of you to treat a Teacher. Be prepared to remove the basket so that she can swing her leg over. I tried a basket like that one to carry my commuter stuff and while I only had to...
05-15-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By Classtime

Like a dummy, I broke the hub ring for my Huret...

Like a dummy, I broke the hub ring for my Huret wireless odo-compu-meter that would have gotten me bonus points at Eroica.
05-14-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 199
Posted By Classtime

Is Hypalon (fishing rod grips) similar? You know?...

Is Hypalon (fishing rod grips) similar? You know? For a restoration.
05-14-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By Classtime

I think I've ridden most of the low end...

I think I've ridden most of the low end Motobecanes and they all ride great. Put a nut on that bolt down by the crank thing and tighten it up. Put your tires on it and a little oil on everything that...
05-13-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,178
Posted By Classtime

From, "where are the 19 and 20mm tires?" to...

From, "where are the 19 and 20mm tires?" to "everyone should ride at least 28s". IMO, anything more than 25mm looks pretty stupid on most any classic road racing bike with 28.6+/- main tubes and 25...
05-12-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By Classtime

Pedaling not required on the Petal Pedal: ...

Pedaling not required on the Petal Pedal:

"We welcome all bikes. If you ride with an e-bike, please be aware that you are responsible for the battery charge and not all stops have electricity...
05-12-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,094
Posted By Classtime

No time to build a Klunker?

No time to build a Klunker?
05-09-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,094
Posted By Classtime

I was much too kind with my ratings. Had I known...

I was much too kind with my ratings. Had I known that was it, I would have skipped it.
05-09-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,094
Posted By Classtime

Very fine, but works ok in our Expobar Lever. A...

Very fine, but works ok in our Expobar Lever. A little too bright for my tastes but i really like the cup and saucer. Doing both the Nova and Classic, I got two:thumb:

AND the Chianti was good...
05-08-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By Classtime

Come on man! Buy a bike with a 20 inch pump --...

Come on man! Buy a bike with a 20 inch pump -- for the pump.
05-08-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 68,982
Views: 11,142,052
Posted By Classtime

200 Allez. Palos Verdes Offer Up. 54 is too small...

200 Allez. Palos Verdes Offer Up. 54 is too small or I would
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05-08-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,094
Posted By Classtime

Early on, Eroica CA was for complaining about the...

Early on, Eroica CA was for complaining about the rules. Now its for complaining about the weather. No one complains about Cino.
Forum: Commuting
05-07-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 664
Posted By Classtime

I'm another commuter who has total confidence in...

I'm another commuter who has total confidence in a patched tube -- some with 5 patches. I usually pump it up firm and hang it till morning. If it is still firm, I put it in the saddle bag and off I...
05-07-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 10,246
Posted By Classtime

THAT is a very cool clunker. $8 in the budget for...

THAT is a very cool clunker. $8 in the budget for pedals.
05-06-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,716
Posted By Classtime

I hope that someone with a torch will take an old...

I hope that someone with a torch will take an old Schwinn and create a Cino Clunker.
05-06-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 622
Posted By Classtime

If I had your equipment, had another bike to ride...

If I had your equipment, had another bike to ride in the meantime, and really liked how this Lemond rides, then I'd paint it Candy Apple Red. I don't feel it is worth a restore. My 2001 Maillot Jaune...
05-05-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 10,246
Posted By Classtime

Finished the Challenge today with my pm commute...

Finished the Challenge today with my pm commute for 117 miles. I'm glad that I didn't attempt the 100 miles on this saddle before Eroica. My butt is killing me.

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05-04-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,321
Posted By Classtime

Hi Dave. Welcome to BF. I’m sure everyone would...

Hi Dave. Welcome to BF. I’m sure everyone would like a picture of your Olmo and I bet that someone has a line on a bottle cage that would be appropriate. :) There were a few places that you kept...
05-03-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 10,246
Posted By Classtime

I got almost 40 miles on my Impact Pro MOS....

I got almost 40 miles on my Impact Pro MOS. Pretty sweet commute with my 510s. Two more days and I'll have my 100. Then to decide if I keep it around awhile. Maybe pulling the trailer for shopping...
05-03-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,321
Posted By Classtime

Regarding the "organization", I think we should...

Regarding the "organization", I think we should give them a Covid break. Many of us paid for 2020 coffee, posters, rest stop food, cokes, etc. and it is a bit much to expect them to provide...
05-03-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,321
Posted By Classtime

I'm glad you picked that up. I've been watching...

I'm glad you picked that up. I've been watching it for a few weeks and was tempted to pick it up on the way north but I had two dogs in the back, a wife riding shotgun, and two bikes on the roof. I'm...
05-02-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,321
Posted By Classtime

Yes the course is challenging no matter the bike...

Yes the course is challenging no matter the bike you ride but I would heartily applaud implementation of ages/categories for bikes being ridden. If your ride is a vintage race bike with race gearing...
05-02-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,321
Posted By Classtime

Cayucos is the best

If you can’t find a place in Cambria next year,

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05-02-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,321
Posted By Classtime

Of all the cool bikes, this bought my camera out...

Of all the cool bikes, this bought my camera out of my pocket.
...
05-01-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,321
Posted By Classtime

My long ride was made with 3 wrong turns, 18...

My long ride was made with 3 wrong turns, 18 extra miles, and 2000 extra ft of climbing. Heroes don’t call mom so I carried on. I really dig riding with classic bikes on a challenging ride. Many...
04-30-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,321
Posted By Classtime

Whatever route you chose tomorrow, carry your...

Whatever route you chose tomorrow, carry your personal nutrition. Slim Pickens today on Nova. Supply your own caffein too— no coffee to be had. Maybe Nova has always been like that and Sunday riders...
Replies: 17
Views: 657
Posted By Classtime

Don't toss the frame. I picked up a PX-!0 with...

Don't toss the frame. I picked up a PX-!0 with extreme paint issues and after stripping it, found it had been crashed. I took it to my LBS Guy who has all the racks and fixtures and after inspection...
04-29-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,321
Posted By Classtime

“Training” is Complete.

My last training ride was a one way commute. This is my Nova Bike. My wife is on the way to pick me up with the Ironman on the roof and two dogs in the back of the Subaru.
(Just one more complaint:...
04-29-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,526
Posted By Classtime

Keep it 5 speed. IRD makes a decent one. And...

Keep it 5 speed. IRD makes a decent one. And Boulder Bicycles may have a 5 speed chain for you.
04-28-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,321
Posted By Classtime

You are looking strong Eric. Lots of folk riding...

You are looking strong Eric. Lots of folk riding the Scalatore. I think y'all should upgrade to the shortened Heroic Route. 1 more hour ==> 1 more beer?
04-28-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 604
Posted By Classtime

I considered respoking the wheels on my 78...

I considered respoking the wheels on my 78 Motobecane but after pricing spokes decided to clean up the discolored spokes a bit. If I buy new spokes for a rider, they will be for 700c wheels.
04-27-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 827
Posted By Classtime

A dude passed me yesterday during my commute. He...

A dude passed me yesterday during my commute. He was riding a NR blue/white/chrome Pinarello with clips and straps. I had to catch him to ask if he was heading to Cambria. He is not going this year....
04-26-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 317
Posted By Classtime

The h plus sons are wide and may not be as...

The h plus sons are wide and may not be as versatile as you’d like for that range of tire widths. Open pros can rattle like one out my six does. I recently built up some Ambrosio Excellent on 32 hole...
04-26-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 827
Posted By Classtime

I'm not sure Shimano makes compressionless brake...

I'm not sure Shimano makes compressionless brake housing. The brake housing I had on my 7900 bike was coiled like normal. And the replacement kit I put on my 7700 bike is also coiled.
04-26-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,321
Posted By Classtime

I had to google Type III fun. "What does Type 3...

I had to google Type III fun.
"What does Type 3 Fun mean?
Explained: Type III fun is never fun while you're doing it, you often feel your life is threatened, certain doom is usually at hand, and...
04-26-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,321
Posted By Classtime

Straightblock, Use hex head crank arm bolts so...

Straightblock, Use hex head crank arm bolts so any multitool will give you peice of mind. A 14mm socket wrench is a bit bulky.
04-25-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,029
Posted By Classtime

I grew up in N.J. and after the first "spring"...

I grew up in N.J. and after the first "spring" day and we got the bikes out of the garage, Monday at school was painful sitting at my desk because my butt was sore from the first days on the bike.
04-25-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,321
Posted By Classtime

That is also the long Nova route and they can use...

That is also the long Nova route and they can use the same arrows. If I was a complainer, I’d say they should go back to a 130 mile heroic route. In Italy, they don’t allow old people to do the long...
04-25-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,093
Posted By Classtime

Awesome.

Awesome.
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