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11-16-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,569
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've said this before, and it bears repeating...

I've said this before, and it bears repeating from time-to-time...

WHEELSET! Pay attention to your old wheelset. Many who think their bike is 'old and sluggish' would be astounded at what happens...
11-14-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,569
Posted By Cougrrcj

Please define 'ancient'! Mine is a '86. -- it...

Please define 'ancient'! Mine is a '86. -- it is also the NEWEST road bike I have!

...
11-14-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By Cougrrcj

This was how I packed at 25" frame bike for...

This was how I packed at 25" frame bike for shipping to the PacNorWest. I didn't have the correct tool to remove the fork.. Pool noodles and Zip-ties. For both dropouts, I cut some PVC pipe to the...
11-11-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,882
Posted By Cougrrcj

I'd prefer this--- ...

I'd prefer this---


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11-11-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,882
Posted By Cougrrcj

That'd do it for me, too... Lugged steel,...

That'd do it for me, too... Lugged steel, Metallic emerald green, Phil bottom bracket...
11-11-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,463
Posted By Cougrrcj

Oh, I have my truck, too... '95 F250 XLT ext cab...

Oh, I have my truck, too... '95 F250 XLT ext cab long bed.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/sandy2_94fd0ae2e502c1f8d6cb4f54a008da03e00e3b22.jpg

OLDER than my...
11-07-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,612
Posted By Cougrrcj

I had bought my Miyata 710 out in Phoenix, where...

I had bought my Miyata 710 out in Phoenix, where it is sand that is the issue. Sand gets into the brake pads and wears out a rim in short order. The Miyata's original rims had deep grooves worn...
11-07-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,837
Posted By Cougrrcj

In other threads here on BF.net, I have described...

In other threads here on BF.net, I have described how I count the coins alongside the road while on my commute. When it totals more than a couple of bucks, I pick it up and buy myself a treat at DQ...
11-01-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,463
Posted By Cougrrcj

'89 Ford Crown Vic LX, originally a 351W-VV...

'89 Ford Crown Vic LX, originally a 351W-VV (Variable Venturi 2-barrel), now bored/stroked to 395 inches. That pic was taken when it was still a mid-13-second emissions-test-legal ride that pumped...
10-31-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,463
Posted By Cougrrcj

Naaaah... Not when I've got these in the...

Naaaah... Not when I've got these in the garage...

The Wife's 'fun' car - 23k original-mile bone stock
...
10-31-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,379
Posted By Cougrrcj

It would be MOST HELPFUL if by 'ten-speed' you...

It would be MOST HELPFUL if by 'ten-speed' you refer to 2x5 or 1x10 - or for those that are advocating 10+-speed... There are still many of us 2x-3x front derailleur guys around.

Me personally, I...
10-20-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,790
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've already hoarded a bunch of 6-speed...

I've already hoarded a bunch of 6-speed freewheels - everything from straight block 13-18s to 14-34. ALL of my road/touring bikes have 6-speed freewheels!

SunTour rear derailleurs Vx, VxS,...
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,272
Posted By Cougrrcj

Wife and I recently bought a lot to build our...

Wife and I recently bought a lot to build our retirement house on top of a limestone bluff outside of Huntsville AL. The 'hill' is a 880' climb in just 1.5 miles! 661' at the base, 1541' at the...
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,234
Posted By Cougrrcj

For the first 10 years of my 'serious cycling...

For the first 10 years of my 'serious cycling life' I never had any cycling-specific clothing. I rode my old Fuji S-10s well over 40,000 miles over those years. Many Centuries. Many two-three-day...
10-15-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,813
Posted By Cougrrcj

I stop at all stop signs and red traffic lights. ...

I stop at all stop signs and red traffic lights.

Now rest breaks are a different matter. Generally, every hour- to hour-and-a-half (16-25 miles), and only for five- to ten minutes. Eat an apple...
10-13-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,138
Posted By Cougrrcj

Waaaay back in the early '70s, I rode my Sears...

Waaaay back in the early '70s, I rode my Sears IGH 3-speed to High School swim practice. Swimming was a Winter semester sport. Our school didn't have a pool, so we used the local YMCA pool. BUT...
10-10-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,430
Posted By Cougrrcj

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My family's Norwegian Spice Cookies...
10-02-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,531
Posted By Cougrrcj

Magnifico! My size, too. BUT, Both my...

Magnifico! My size, too. BUT, Both my 'aero-belly' Clyde-ish self and my riding style are not worthy of such a machine because I'd have to fit barcons (Campy of course)... AND I'm sure it is...
10-01-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,093
Posted By Cougrrcj

With that old Fuji I can... :D

With that old Fuji I can... :D
10-01-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,176
Posted By Cougrrcj

Yep, that's the 'secret' when using non-hooked...

Yep, that's the 'secret' when using non-hooked rims.
09-30-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,093
Posted By Cougrrcj

My old '75 Fuji S-10S - is easily ridden 'no...

My old '75 Fuji S-10S - is easily ridden 'no hands' due to long-ish wheelbase, slack angles and low trail fork. The '86 Miyata 710 is a bit more 'twitchy', but it can still be done... IF I ride...
09-30-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,345
Posted By Cougrrcj

Impressive mileage numbers for your age! I...

Impressive mileage numbers for your age!

I did the bulk of my riding back in my late teens/early twenties. Lately, I'm doing good to get 1.5-2.5k miles/year, when at my prime I was doing that in...
Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,272
Posted By Cougrrcj

I CAN do that in my ridewithgps account - break...

I CAN do that in my ridewithgps account - break it down into user-specified/highlighted segments - I can do so myself since it is my file, but I have my route file listed as 'private'. I'm afraid...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By Cougrrcj

Yes, back 45years ago when I was at Ohio State,...

Yes, back 45years ago when I was at Ohio State, the OSU cycling club did a three-day weekend ride to Yellow Springs/Kettering, then north to Bellfontaine, and back to campus... Obviously I survived...
09-18-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,209
Posted By Cougrrcj

Interesting that you bring this up. My old '75...

Interesting that you bring this up. My old '75 Fuji S-10S came with a 3-pin Sugino Maxy crank with oddball chainrings - 39/51. With the standard SunTour 14-28 five speed freewheel, there were NO...
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,272
Posted By Cougrrcj

POO. Yeah, I need a better name/acronym than that...

POO. Yeah, I need a better name/acronym than that - but it is somehow fitting...

Sandusky Bay Bridge -- Maybe use Uber/Lyft across????
09-17-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By Cougrrcj

7/8" tires are VERY skinny for a '70s bike. ...

7/8" tires are VERY skinny for a '70s bike. Originally, your Sports 10 would have had 27x1-1/4 tires. (or 32mm if you think Metric.) 1-1/8"=28mm, 1"=25mm, 7/8"=23mm.
The Sports 10 was Fuji's...
09-13-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,430
Posted By Cougrrcj

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09-13-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,807
Posted By Cougrrcj

Short answer - NO! Somewhat longer answer -...

Short answer - NO!

Somewhat longer answer - I bought my '75 Fuji new (in Oct '76) for less than $200 Yes, that'd be higher in 'today dollars', but still... I still have yet to pay more than $160...
09-07-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,688
Posted By Cougrrcj

I had a drawer full of cycling jerseys - most...

I had a drawer full of cycling jerseys - most gotten for signing up for charity rides, etc, but a few that I bought outright - including the '50-plus' one that was offered here a few years ago. I...
09-06-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,998
Posted By Cougrrcj

For the sake of random information, the Drag Race...

For the sake of random information, the Drag Race ETs/MPH for my rides pictured above -

74 Camaro with 396+.060 (408inches) - 14.00 @ 110 spinning the tires through the first three gears......
09-04-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,639
Posted By Cougrrcj

Well, I was able to pick up my '86 Miyata 710...

Well, I was able to pick up my '86 Miyata 710 that had languished on the Phoenix Craigslist for several weeks for a screaming deal because it was represented as a 'Miata road bike'... Ya gotta look...
09-04-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,998
Posted By Cougrrcj

Was never a 'sports car' guy, as opposed to a...

Was never a 'sports car' guy, as opposed to a Musclecar / drag racer guy... I had a '74 Camaro with a transplanted BBC...
...
09-04-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,779
Posted By Cougrrcj

And this is why my Luddite self has stuck to...

And this is why my Luddite self has stuck to friction-shifting rear derailleurs on 6-7-speed Freewheels... Double- or triple fiction-shift fronts... My (old) stuff STILL works great,...
09-04-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By Cougrrcj

If'n I didn't already have my 57cm '86 710 (photo...

If'n I didn't already have my 57cm '86 710 (photo at Idaho and US60) that has since been shipped back home to Ohio
...
09-04-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,688
Posted By Cougrrcj

I have moisture-wicking hi-vis T-shirts from...

I have moisture-wicking hi-vis T-shirts from Walmart, and short-inseam hiking shorts (with pockets) worn over my usual underwear briefs that I wear on rides of less than 30 miles or on my work...
08-30-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,289
Posted By Cougrrcj

I had the '76 RD 400C, in green - from '79-82...

I had the '76 RD 400C, in green - from '79-82 when a left-turning cager took me out. RD400 was totalled. Not mine, but pic from the interwebs. Mine wore a square-tube rear rack with adjustable sissy...
08-27-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,105
Posted By Cougrrcj

My '86 Miyata started out at ~23.5 pounds...

My '86 Miyata started out at ~23.5 pounds (catalog weight), but is a bit lighter now due to the upgraded wheelset and lighter tires/tubes I'm sure it is well under 23.0 pounds

( this reminds me...
08-26-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,105
Posted By Cougrrcj

Out in the countryside - without time-killing...

Out in the countryside - without time-killing (and door-to-door ET) average stoplights, you can get away with this... Imagine being stopped at just ONE stoplight for over a minute.

My work...
08-22-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,844
Posted By Cougrrcj

I plead the Fifth... Most are in my...

I plead the Fifth...

Most are in my signature, but others creep in from time-to-time...
Forum: Touring
08-22-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,005
Posted By Cougrrcj

In my 45-years of 'serious cycling', I've NEVER...

In my 45-years of 'serious cycling', I've NEVER had a problem with riding a slightly 'too-tall' frame. BIDT, I was 5'8'-1/2" with a 30" inseam and rode a 23" diamond-frame road bike. My fore-aft...
08-20-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,915
Posted By Cougrrcj

IIRC, that movie still was Hooper showing his...

IIRC, that movie still was Hooper showing his 'Thesher shark scar' - just before Quint stole the scene with his telling of his USS Indianapolis experience...

I swear I'm one of the very few that...
08-18-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,915
Posted By Cougrrcj

IF I were to get a tattoo, it might be something...

IF I were to get a tattoo, it might be something like this...:speedy: --- minus the animation, of course... Maybe 1" x 1-1/2" on the outside my right/(driveside) ankle...

My default comment when...
08-10-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,685
Posted By Cougrrcj

My 12.5- mile commute takes me past a local...

My 12.5- mile commute takes me past a local community college...

One morning a year or so ago, I was stopped at the traffic light at one end of the campus and some cute young little thing had...
08-05-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,347
Posted By Cougrrcj

I commute in my regular work shoes - with laces -...

I commute in my regular work shoes - with laces - 12.5mi each way. Never had a problem with laces getting sucked into the chain...

On longer rides, I still wear my Specialized touring shoes from...
07-28-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,183
Posted By Cougrrcj

I still get a chuckle when buying beer - and the...

I still get a chuckle when buying beer - and the cashier has to verify that I'm over 21... I've taken to saying "Do I get a discount for being three-times the legal (minimum) age?" Or I'll expose...
07-28-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,467
Posted By Cougrrcj

My musical tastes range from Sinatra and Rat Pack...

My musical tastes range from Sinatra and Rat Pack to Pink Floyd, to Southern Rock, to Jazz, Blues, to SoCal Sound (Eagles)... When I'm at Work, I have 'Motown Monday', 'Tuesday Bluesday',...
07-26-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,047
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've nailed one with the car, and missed another...

I've nailed one with the car, and missed another by inches while I was riding my motorcycle at night. That last one REALLY got the adrenaline pumping!!! By the time I saw it standing in the middle...
07-25-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,074
Posted By Cougrrcj

Dad had a 50s vintage Mercury Mark V....

Dad had a 50s vintage Mercury Mark V. water-cooled. 2cyl-2stroke. That went with our 16' sailboat when dad sold it it 1974, and the idiots left it outside in the winter and the lower cracked because...
07-22-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 950
Posted By Cougrrcj

Yep, tires. I couldn't believe the difference...

Yep, tires. I couldn't believe the difference when I swapped tires on my Miyata 710. Yeah, they're 700c, but the point is still valid. When I changed from thick, heavy Vittoria Randonneur to...
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