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01-31-23, 11:37 AM
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Views: 301,186
Posted By DQRider

That is a beautiful build. Nice work! These...

That is a beautiful build. Nice work!

These Peugeot "Express" MTBs are real sleepers in the vintage mountain bike market. The fact is, what you have here is perfect for your intended purpose, and...
01-08-23, 01:48 AM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 505,531
Posted By DQRider

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

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01-07-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,528,307
Posted By DQRider

First Ride of 2023

Not the first ride this winter, but the first ride with the camera. I've always carried it strapped across my chest, but the risk of crashing is too great this winter. We've just received 15+ inches...
01-06-23, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 301,186
Posted By DQRider

I like these too, and have them on a couple of my...

I like these too, and have them on a couple of my builds. At $21 a pop, they are an excellent bargain.

My favorite, of course, is the SOMA Oxford bar in black. Those run about $65 each, though....
01-02-23, 07:39 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 37,248
Posted By DQRider

Peugeot PFN10 "Velo de Ville": ...

Peugeot PFN10 "Velo de Ville":

https://i.imgur.com/PrqGXC9.png

Specialized Sequoia 650b conversion:

https://i.imgur.com/prEeQcD.png
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12-16-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 2,742,442
Posted By DQRider

The C&V forums are littered with pics of that...

The C&V forums are littered with pics of that bike, but here are a couple, since you asked:

https://i.imgur.com/bLMinp8.png

https://i.imgur.com/aX25Kyj.png

The pullback handlebar is used...
12-16-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 2,742,442
Posted By DQRider

First and Last Banzai Run

I cut my mountain bike teeth racing on Big Bear and Mammoth Mountain back in the mid-to-late 1980s. I was riding a Lotus Pegasus at the time. High speed downhills were indeed a gnarly affair. This is...
12-16-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 2,742,442
Posted By DQRider

Rockhoppers are a very nice canvas when you want...

Rockhoppers are a very nice canvas when you want to innovate. Back in 2016, I built one into what I thought of as an "Organic Cargo Bike" for my runs to the Farmer's Market.
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12-10-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 64,041
Posted By DQRider

Retro-Flashback 1966 Raleigh DL-1

This was the bike I rode on my first Gentleman Cyclists' Lake Pepin 3-Speed Tour. It weighed a ton and was a real challenge on the longer hills, but I loved it anyway. And I did get some pretty good...
12-05-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 64,041
Posted By DQRider

Annual Shot of My Pashley Path Racer

Gotta post this:

https://i.imgur.com/6WrDlm5.png

The most distinctive ride I have. Just a single-speed with drum brakes, but the ride quality is indescribable. Think 2-wheeled Rolls Royce. My...
12-03-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 64,041
Posted By DQRider

I Built Two Vintage Black Bikes This Year

#1
https://i.imgur.com/M9A0AVO.png

#2
https://i.imgur.com/Exm4uz9.png
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11-16-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 2,742,442
Posted By DQRider

That's an easy one. None of the early MTBs came...

That's an easy one. None of the early MTBs came equipped with rear racks from the factory. But they did have threaded eyelets for mounting racks, baskets, fenders, or whatever other accessories you...
11-07-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,501
Posted By DQRider

https://i.imgur.com/qdd3ifs.png Welcome...

https://i.imgur.com/qdd3ifs.png


Welcome to this thread

No apologies required

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11-03-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 186,862
Posted By DQRider

Sculpture Garden: Hastings, Minnesota, USA

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 476,002
Posted By DQRider

1986 Bianchi Squadra on the Mighty Mississippi

https://i.imgur.com/e6M0OWC.png

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

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11-02-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,528,307
Posted By DQRider

Sophia in Hastings, Part II

https://i.imgur.com/quqYf0e.png
Bookend Buffalo?

https://i.imgur.com/hYCK3zq.png
Mechanical Medley

https://i.imgur.com/LCk6K1W.png
For those of you from southern climes, this metallic...
11-01-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,528,307
Posted By DQRider

Road Trip With My New Italian Mistress... Sophia!

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Just finished a new bike. Not my usual thing... Sophia is a 1986 Bianchi Squadra. I wrote all about this build here (https://www.bikeforums.net/22692543-post5482.html).

I took her to my...
11-01-22, 02:10 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,501
Posted By DQRider

https://i.imgur.com/jViEKee.png This is...

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

This is Sophia

Bianchi Squadra Custom

My new obsession
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10-27-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 654,027
Posted By DQRider

Nah, I was just addressing concerns expressed in...

Nah, I was just addressing concerns expressed in this dialogue. Why would I swap out the BB when it fits and spins nice and smooth? I love the level of geekery on BF most days, but sometimes it gets...
10-26-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 137,963
Posted By DQRider

aka Recreational Homelessness? :D * * *

aka Recreational Homelessness? :D
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10-24-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,528,307
Posted By DQRider

Wow-wow-wow... Two more things the UK does...

Wow-wow-wow...

Two more things the UK does better and classier than we do: street art, and protesting. I actually wrote a bunch of other stuff after this, but strayed way beyond the bounds of this...
10-24-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 301,186
Posted By DQRider

Ah, Rivs... so beautiful! So expensive. That's...

Ah, Rivs... so beautiful! So expensive. That's why I try to build my own... I've actually contemplated selling most of my bikes until I have enough $ to buy one, but the one I really want is hard to...
10-24-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,528,307
Posted By DQRider

Object? I'm honored, Mr. Dude! :cheers: ...

Object? I'm honored, Mr. Dude! :cheers:

Beautiful Bianchi, BTW. That lugwork is sublime.
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10-23-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,528,307
Posted By DQRider

Trekkin' On Single Track, Uphill on the MUP, and Against the Wind

I rode "RiTa" (R & T in caps because Trek called this a "Rough Terrain" bike in the 1983 catalog) again today. We rolled down the River-to-River Greenway and other trails connected to a section of...
10-23-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,528,307
Posted By DQRider

On your shoe? * * *

On your shoe?
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10-21-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 301,186
Posted By DQRider

Well, you prompted me to get a new battery for my...

Well, you prompted me to get a new battery for my luggage scale. I just weighed it at 31.8 lbs w/o the water bottle. That's pretty good for a Gen-1 MTB with tools and spares.

If you want to see...
10-20-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 301,186
Posted By DQRider

The flask was a present from Mrs. C to use on...

The flask was a present from Mrs. C to use on that Tweed Ride I did a few weeks ago. Wouldn't you know it, the jacket I wore had an inside breast pocket that fit it perfectly. It's empty right now,...
10-20-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 2,742,442
Posted By DQRider

Yeah, it's kind of a NASCAR vibe, isn't it? A Hot...

Yeah, it's kind of a NASCAR vibe, isn't it? A Hot Rod Trek.
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10-20-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 2,742,442
Posted By DQRider

For the two builds I used them on, they are...

For the two builds I used them on, they are perfect. I still prefer tan-, or "skin-wall" tires, like the Maxxis DTHs. But these came as a pair, along with a pair of tubes, rim strips, and tire irons,...
10-20-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 2,742,442
Posted By DQRider

Finished: 1984 Trek 850 Project

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10-20-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 301,186
Posted By DQRider

`84 Trek 850 On the Road

As promised...

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10-20-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 121,741
Posted By DQRider

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10-20-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,528,307
Posted By DQRider

Dinner Cruise to Mississippi Pub

I've finally finished the `83 Trek 850 project that made me an outlaw in Iowa - dang speed cameras! Yeah, I was in a hurry, you would be too! I mean, just look at it:
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10-18-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 74,106
Views: 12,048,656
Posted By DQRider

https://i.imgur.com/LlO9vln.png I don't...

https://i.imgur.com/LlO9vln.png

I don't think this was designed for the high-end bikes we prefer here. This was obviously intended for gaspipe frames, no?
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10-16-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 301,186
Posted By DQRider

Saving The Best For...?

Well, not exactly. This will be the last outdoor build of the season for me, and I think it is the best MTB build I've done this year. The rest of 2022 will be taken up with indoor builds of various...
10-15-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,528,307
Posted By DQRider

Well, you certainly get it, don't you? You have...

Well, you certainly get it, don't you? You have mastered the art of the urban travelogue to the point where vistas containing mountains or seascapes are not necessary to compel interest and...
10-15-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 301,186
Posted By DQRider

Love it! I tried so hard to come back with a...

Love it!

I tried so hard to come back with a clever response, but I'm just not feelin' The Force today.
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10-15-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,528,307
Posted By DQRider

The fact is, NO van is big enough for the both of...

The fact is, NO van is big enough for the both of us. I guess when you live in happy-land, dark humor doesn't always register... :p
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10-15-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,528,307
Posted By DQRider

Beautiful... I had to look up Monte Rio, because...

Beautiful... I had to look up Monte Rio, because I had never heard of it. Deep in the heart of wine country, I see. Even the wood buildings age elegantly there. Why, oh why did I ever leave...
10-14-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,528,307
Posted By DQRider

Nowhere.

Ugly Harbingers...

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

This probably looks pretty, if you don't have to live in it for the next six months.

https://i.imgur.com/OV8i2Ev.png

For me, it just...
10-11-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 74,106
Views: 12,048,656
Posted By DQRider

I actually had one of these. It was the only bike...

I actually had one of these. It was the only bike I ever got an employee's discount on, as I was working as a mechanic/salesman at "NOW Sports" at the time. Very light, for the era (26.5 lbs?), it...
10-10-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,501
Posted By DQRider

Ol' Blue in the Wild

https://i.imgur.com/daVQJ2Y.png

My Best All-Rounder

Ol' Blue, vintage Trek Four-Twelve

On the trails again
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10-10-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 654,027
Posted By DQRider

Remember, we have a "Before & After" thread. This...

Remember, we have a "Before & After" thread. This (Wizard) would be a good fit.
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10-10-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 301,186
Posted By DQRider

I agree about the Maxxis DTHs - truly excellent...

I agree about the Maxxis DTHs - truly excellent tires. I also like the Eastern Growlers on my High Sierra Beer Truck Bike, and the Schwalbe Table Tops on the Ranger. I'd love to have a pair of the...
10-10-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,501
Posted By DQRider

https://i.imgur.com/9MjoSSg.png Went on the...

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

Went on the Tweed Ride

Dressed in Corduroy, because

It's older than tweed!
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10-09-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7,184
Views: 992,055
Posted By DQRider

It's such a beautiful thing, but as a project, I...

It's such a beautiful thing, but as a project, I wouldn't know where to begin. Surely, this is Wall Art at its best, but nothing more. Right?
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10-09-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 74,106
Views: 12,048,656
Posted By DQRider

This is one I haven't heard of. Generally, I find...

This is one I haven't heard of. Generally, I find the Peugeot "Express" series to be good quality bikes. You can't beat that price... somebody, go get it! Do something cool with it.
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10-09-22, 12:14 AM
Replies: 2,535
Views: 907,306
Posted By DQRider

`49 Clubman and I on the Tweed Ride

"Selfie"
https://i.imgur.com/cuXksAI.png

Shot by a fellow rider:
https://i.imgur.com/9MjoSSg.png
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10-09-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,501
Posted By DQRider

https://i.imgur.com/hqPo81Z.png Crossing the...

https://i.imgur.com/hqPo81Z.png

Crossing the Ford Bridge

Over the Mississippi

Stopped for Shadow Play

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10-08-22, 11:45 PM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,528,307
Posted By DQRider

Twin Cities Tweed Ride 2022

We had a decent turnout for the Tweed Ride this year. I believe the last time the Minnesota Hysterical Society put one of these on was 2014 - and I wasn't there for it, so I've really nothing to...
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