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07-22-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
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...
07-12-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By Cougrrcj

Positive Waves for your surgery/recovery! ...

Positive Waves for your surgery/recovery!

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Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By Cougrrcj

I have something similar that Nashbar offered...

I have something similar that Nashbar offered probably 35 years ago... Haven't seen another one like it. Aluminum seatpost with a nuckle 'hinge' and an elastomer puck to absorb road...
06-29-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,090
Posted By Cougrrcj

Sorry, but I have to disagree with that... ...

Sorry, but I have to disagree with that...

Here's a bike with 1mm tire clearance AND has tire savers.......
06-29-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,476
Posted By Cougrrcj

Full-size frame pump for me! ...

Full-size frame pump for me!
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I can get 100psi+ any time and every time - even after...
06-10-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,858
Posted By Cougrrcj

I won't even consider those sellers/bikes outside...

I won't even consider those sellers/bikes outside of my price point. So where's the 'crime' that needs the 'price police?

The seller can ASK whatever they want - it all comes down to what I am...
06-06-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,106
Posted By Cougrrcj

No pics of the completed bike - just the 'before'...

No pics of the completed bike - just the 'before' pic and a pile of parts... I had been looking for the dark brown cable housing but couldn't find it. Lots of 'peanutbutter brown'.
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06-05-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 723
Posted By Cougrrcj

I got pretty much the same reaction in 1980 when...

I got pretty much the same reaction in 1980 when I was 'on tour' from Cleveland OH to Madison WI. I had started my day at 6am-ish outside of Antioch IL near the IL/WI border, north to Muskego (to...
06-05-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,106
Posted By Cougrrcj

Good looking bike! Pretty much how I've...

Good looking bike!

Pretty much how I've finished off my '84 23"(58cm) Univega Grand Tourismo. Same choice of tires, same VO fluted fenders, etc.

Fair price as well

Good luck with the sale! ...
06-05-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,011
Posted By Cougrrcj

AND pressurized aircraft like airliners have a...

AND pressurized aircraft like airliners have a limited lifetime measured in pressurization cycles, not flight hours or any such calendar time. Every flight leg (takeoff/landing) counts against the...
Forum: Touring
06-01-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,420
Posted By Cougrrcj

For handlebar positioning - To me it looks like...

For handlebar positioning - To me it looks like you might want to rotate the bars forward a bit - making the 'drops' angle downward to put less strain on the wrists when in that position. That said,...
05-29-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,410
Posted By Cougrrcj

"How does one find a electrical issue?" "Look...

"How does one find a electrical issue?" "Look for the smoke of the electrons escaping" says my own FoMoCo/ASE Senior Master Tech buddy... No longer a FoMoCo grease monkey, but he keeps current with...
05-29-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,410
Posted By Cougrrcj

I joined BF.net in July 2011, and had my trusty...

I joined BF.net in July 2011, and had my trusty Fuji S-10S as my only bike, so I was still blissfully ignorant of better bikes and the dreaded 'n+1 rule'. Y'all have corrupted me!!! :)
05-29-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,549
Posted By Cougrrcj

Bikes I still have. However, my panniers, and my...

Bikes I still have. However, my panniers, and my seatbag containing all of my bike tools was sold at my parent's garage sale.

I am still pained that I 'gave away' my hand-built custom wheelset...
Forum: Touring
05-28-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,420
Posted By Cougrrcj

Cycle touring isn't racing. No need for...

Cycle touring isn't racing. No need for form-fitting lycra jersey or shorts while on tour - OR going to get groceries.

40+ years ago, I rode many a century ride wearing 'regular' shorts. I...
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,420
Posted By Cougrrcj

My first 'tour' was over 40 years ago when I rode...

My first 'tour' was over 40 years ago when I rode from Cleveland to Milwaukee/Madison then back. Waaaay back before internet. I looked at the map(s) before I left and that was that. well, maybe I...
05-25-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 78,043
Posted By Cougrrcj

1/2-second Quicker than a stock '05 Mustnag...

1/2-second Quicker than a stock '05 Mustnag GT/5spd! He'd get me off the line, but I drove around him and was pulling away at the top-end! He did consistent 13.6s at 102mph.
05-25-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 78,043
Posted By Cougrrcj

Never mess with us old guys.... ;) :D

Never mess with us old guys.... ;) :D
05-25-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 78,043
Posted By Cougrrcj

I was running the car I'm leaning on in the first...

I was running the car I'm leaning on in the first pic - my '89 Crown Vic. An original G-code 351W with the full police package in a loaded-with-everything LX-trim. Meant to be a gov't official's...
05-24-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 78,043
Posted By Cougrrcj

You asked for it...

Well, I do have a pic from 15 years ago... Taken at about 2am at the local drqagstrip, waiting for the next round of eliminations...

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05-21-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,889
Posted By Cougrrcj

You also must look at the ANGLE of the wrist as...

You also must look at the ANGLE of the wrist as it sits on the bars. One of my motorcycles gave me pain until I changed bars to get my wrist/grip more perpendicular to the bar. After that, no...
05-13-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,985
Posted By Cougrrcj

Dad's was a '76 KZ400S -- the stripped-down model...

Dad's was a '76 KZ400S -- the stripped-down model without electric start, center stand and had painted fenders, and I was on my '83 V-45 Sabre with the full Hondaline fairing at almost 720 pounds......
05-04-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,263
Posted By Cougrrcj

All of my downtube shifters either went into the...

All of my downtube shifters either went into the trash, or the parts- or donate bin! All four of my 'road'-ridden bikes wear SunTour friction barcons, and the off-roaders / MTBs wear thumbies... NO...
05-01-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 998
Posted By Cougrrcj

I had my cancerous prostate removed in 2011, at...

I had my cancerous prostate removed in 2011, at age 53. Mine was the very rare rapid-growing PCa. First sign of trouble was my routine PSA test in late April. My PSA level had doubled from 1.2 to...
05-01-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,464
Posted By Cougrrcj

I tend to hear the noise the car/truck tires make...

I tend to hear the noise the car/truck tires make as they come up behind me more than the engine/exhaust sound.

Same with dogs chasing after me - I hear the claws scratching on the pavement as...
04-30-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,219
Posted By Cougrrcj

I wasn't really 'into' cycling until my freshman...

I wasn't really 'into' cycling until my freshman year at Ohio State. One of my three roommates was an avid cyclist, and so were several others in my predominately upperclassmen Engineering dorm...
04-17-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By Cougrrcj

Niece only has a couple of blocks to work, so she...

Niece only has a couple of blocks to work, so she normally rides a bike rather than taking the car...

Also, she told me that there is a great rail-trail in the area, so those thick-ish Bontrager...
04-15-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By Cougrrcj

Welcoming a New Classic C&V Steel Rider !!

This past weekend, my niece finally picked up the '88 Miyata 615 that I gotten from BF.net member sd5782 last year about this time... Due to Covid restrictions from her employer last year, she was...
04-08-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,096
Posted By Cougrrcj

I don't know... Every time I see this Look color...

I don't know... Every time I see this Look color scheme, it takes me back to ~1970...

...
04-06-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,819
Posted By Cougrrcj

I don't ride on anybody's wheel unless I ask -...

I don't ride on anybody's wheel unless I ask - and likewise I won't let anybody ride on mine. I need to see your cycling ability/skill first. If (and the big IF) you can hold a steady line, steady...
04-05-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,920
Posted By Cougrrcj

Yup, DAY-um!!!!

Yup, DAY-um!!!!
04-05-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,096
Posted By Cougrrcj

'Mamby-pamby shades of blue'? Ahem... Candy...

'Mamby-pamby shades of blue'? Ahem...

Candy blue over silver with chrome 'socks'....

...
04-04-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 622
Posted By Cougrrcj

Well, where are YOU??? No location listed in...

Well, where are YOU??? No location listed in your profile block...

OK, here in the Cleveland area today:


A bit taller than you want, but...1984 Trek 520, 18 speed, 58 cm touring bike, made...
04-03-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,158
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've dislocated my knees so many times that I've...

I've dislocated my knees so many times that I've lost count - right 6 times and left 3 (I think). Couldn't run if my life depended on it -- Knees are shot. BUT I can ride all day and not feel it in...
Forum: Touring
03-20-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,636
Posted By Cougrrcj

Freeze-dried or MRE-like camp foods can be found...

Freeze-dried or MRE-like camp foods can be found at Walmart or just about any 'outdoors' store like Cabelas, Bass Pro, REI or Sportsman Warehouse from coast to coast.

MREs have come a long way...
03-19-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,409
Posted By Cougrrcj

What is going to kill you (or make the bike feel...

What is going to kill you (or make the bike feel heavy) is rotating weight. Specifically, those HEAVY Marathon tires weigh somewhere near 740 grams each for 700x28. A lighter 'road' tire weighs...
02-28-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By Cougrrcj

The Sears-bought Austrian-built by Puch 3-speed...

The Sears-bought Austrian-built by Puch 3-speed bikes that my parents bought around 1960 were labeled J.C.Higgins, and that branding went away in 1961. Ted Williams endorsed his name to Sears...
02-23-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,282
Posted By Cougrrcj

The PSA 'number' is not as important as the RATE...

The PSA 'number' is not as important as the RATE of increase.

A age 51, mine was in the low 1.s. The next year it was in the mid 2s. Hmmm.... Doc says to recheck in six weeks -- tested at...
01-19-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,537
Posted By Cougrrcj

German beers are my weakness.. My Kryptonite. ...

German beers are my weakness.. My Kryptonite.

IPAs? Bleech!

Over the years, I have found that it was the preservatives in Domestic beers that gave me a headache, not the alcohol. I can...
01-19-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,898
Posted By Cougrrcj

Clipless users from the past 35+years would say...

Clipless users from the past 35+years would say 'What's a toe strap?'
01-18-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,474
Posted By Cougrrcj

My '84 Gran Tourismo - a 'before' pic... ...

My '84 Gran Tourismo - a 'before' pic...


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No recent pic...
01-17-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,955
Posted By Cougrrcj

Yours was built in October '74 (a month later...

Yours was built in October '74 (a month later than mine) as a 1975 model year bike.

My S-10S has a K9I serial prefix (for Sept '74 build date) is on its fourth wheelset since new. I built a...
01-17-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,474
Posted By Cougrrcj

My commute is a grand total of 100' drop from...

My commute is a grand total of 100' drop from home to work over 12.5 miles. The biggest 'hills' that encounter enroute are RR and Interstate overpasses, so maybe 25'-30'? My normal flat-land...
01-17-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,339
Posted By Cougrrcj

BTW, the neighbor took this pic of me clearing...

BTW, the neighbor took this pic of me clearing their driveway on 12/1/2020... 9-10" of wet heavy *****

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01-17-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,339
Posted By Cougrrcj

Driveway is 85' long, 20' wide, plus the apron....

Driveway is 85' long, 20' wide, plus the apron. For light/fluffy snow of an inch or two, I use the pushbroom. Heavier (wetter) snow up to four inches and I use a shovel. Over that, I break out the...
01-11-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,144
Posted By Cougrrcj

That's why have my cheap Harbor Freight...

That's why have my cheap Harbor Freight reflective safety vest... Velcro straps... Fits over everything. Oh, and I STILL use my blinky lights front and rear! Front blinky because someone STILL...
01-10-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,958
Posted By Cougrrcj

My best 'birthday ride' was 6.2x my age, back...

My best 'birthday ride' was 6.2x my age, back when I was 19. 118 miles. Day 1 of my first TOSRV, then had to do it all again the next day! Well, minus the ride to the start, and sightseeing/riding...
01-09-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,578
Posted By Cougrrcj

Yep, seek proper medical expertise from an Ortho....

Yep, seek proper medical expertise from an Ortho. Your knee may not be tracking correctly. Have them also watch your cycling pedal stroke. If you are riding 'bow legged' - that is with your knees...
01-03-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 44,745
Posted By Cougrrcj

Do I WORRY about my heart? Nope. I've already...

Do I WORRY about my heart? Nope. I've already outlasted my old man's history -- he had his first two heart attacks at age 55 Angioplasty . We went another fifteen years before the next one that...
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