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04-21-24, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21,835
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Posted By gaucho777

Just a short 20-mile loop into the Berkeley...

Just a short 20-mile loop into the Berkeley Hills, one of my regular routes. Near the top of Grizzly Peak Road there’s a short access road that leads to the top of another peak. I’ve passed by this...
04-21-24, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21,835
Views: 3,160,888
Posted By noyb72

Schuylkill River waterfront path, Philadelphia....

Schuylkill River waterfront path, Philadelphia. The other side of the river (no, I didn't ride it up to the falls! :) ). ...
04-21-24, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21,835
Views: 3,160,888
Posted By 1989Pre

One of my great grand-fathers was from Lancaster.

One of my great grand-fathers was from Lancaster.
04-20-24, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21,835
Views: 3,160,888
Posted By nlerner

Yesterday morning I had time for a short ride to...

Yesterday morning I had time for a short ride to the arboretum on my Milwaukee Bicycle Co. single speed:...
12-22-23, 03:20 AM
Replies: 21,835
Views: 3,160,888
Posted By darkmoon

I took a day off and could ride at last! I...

I took a day off and could ride at last!

I could see Mt. Fuji today
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11-21-23, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,801
Posted By cegerer

1984 Gitane Team Pro

I sold this bike several years ago. Now I wish I would've kept it. :rolleyes: I spent the better part of 2 years researching and accumulating the correct parts for it, right down to the correct T/A...
11-06-23, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By FBinNY

There's an all to common mythconception that...

There's an all to common mythconception that greater tension means greater stiffness.

This is 100% absolutely FALSE.

Deflection under load is determined by the spokes' cross section, not by...
10-23-23, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21,835
Views: 3,160,888
Posted By ascherer

Weekends have been mostly wet, and last Sunday my...

Weekends have been mostly wet, and last Sunday my lower back got badly tweaked. I got a leg over the Paramount for 25 miles of grey skies and falling leaves. Blink and you’ll miss it.
...
10-13-23, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By georges1

I have the same bike than you but in size 57sm...

I have the same bike than you but in size 57sm with a time carbon fork and I will upgrade it to dura ace 7800. The 708 was a high quality tubing produced during a small period of time, it was...
10-10-23, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,078
Posted By styggno1

Getting older - trying to do it in style...

TA triple conversion.

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08-03-23, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21,835
Views: 3,160,888
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

esasjl need a location on that pic! Iím getting...

esasjl need a location on that pic! Iím getting an Ireland feel from it.

I havenít posted a ride here in a while. Traveled back from Cino and since been on my plastic bike more than normal. Took...
08-03-23, 07:30 AM
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Views: 3,160,888
Posted By northbend

Rick and I met up yesterday for loop of the...

Rick and I met up yesterday for loop of the Middle Fork Valley just outside of town..

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53091316833_45a77274ce_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2oTuSPB)Middle Fork Loop...
07-29-23, 09:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,095
Posted By OldCoot

Cycles France Loire

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06-03-23, 05:22 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,988
Posted By Garthr

I friction shift because I know how to and that's...

I friction shift because I know how to and that's about that. I tried some indexing back in 1990 when I was working in a bike shop and assembled new bikes. During the rest ride of course I had to...
06-02-23, 11:06 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,988
Posted By phughes

:lol: :rolleyes: I guess just because you...

:lol: :rolleyes:

I guess just because you don't like them, you have relagated them to the dustbin of your mind. Sorry, but triples are alive and well, and used on touring bikes to this day.
05-23-23, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,586
Posted By Iride01

Back in my young life everyone rode 27 x 1ľ"...

Back in my young life everyone rode 27 x 1ľ" tires and those on racier more expensive bikes maybe 27 x 1 1/8" tire. We all bemoaned the demise of the 27" tire and never quite liked the ride of the...
04-30-23, 02:15 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,405
Posted By fender1

I had originally responded back in 2016, that I...

I had originally responded back in 2016, that I had given up on mirrors. I now have the Berthoud mirror on both bikes and like them quite a bit. It is just enough to see behind you but no so big that...
03-15-23, 10:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,598
Posted By Maelochs

Nothing beats an old steel mountain bike for...

Nothing beats an old steel mountain bike for utility riding. Strong enough to bear any load, geared low enough to haul that load even up hills, and still high enough so that riding empty, you can...
03-13-23, 10:18 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 162,832
Posted By 1simplexnut

GT PALOMAR MTB sitting on some 700s Not...

GT PALOMAR MTB sitting on some 700s
Not total sure which way to go with the build as yet ....
03-03-23, 11:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,142
Posted By Kontact

Everyone seems oddly certain that the derailleur...

Everyone seems oddly certain that the derailleur broke the spokes. My experience is that the opposite is normal, and the derailleur and hanger would be trashed with the spokes intact. This seems like...
02-28-23, 12:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,713
Posted By steelbikeguy

isn't that sorta the whole point of consumerism? ...

isn't that sorta the whole point of consumerism?
You buy stuff and get to liking it, and then the manufacturers come out with something newer and shinier and with one more cog on the back.
You buy...
02-15-23, 04:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,805
Posted By Polaris OBark

I have a triple and am not embarrassed to use it.

I have a triple and am not embarrassed to use it.
02-15-23, 06:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,570
Posted By 1989Pre

This example, owned by Jeff Nye, has an...

This example, owned by Jeff Nye, has an interesting insignia on the fork, featuring the British flag, and one other, which I am unable to identify:...
02-14-23, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 952
Posted By 79pmooney

Or you can keep all your gears and simply run a...

Or you can keep all your gears and simply run a chain that goes slack and noisy in the small-small. That chain rub rarely does more that drive sensitive ears nuts and chip chainstay paint on bumpy...
02-13-23, 03:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,691
Posted By rgvg

Frek Story Video (Youtube)

Pardon me if this has been posted before but I didn't recall seeing it in the past few days https://youtu.be/UiJw0uifm8g
02-13-23, 09:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,597
Posted By Andy_K

Since you asked, here's my Pinarello Super Record...

Since you asked, here's my Pinarello Super Record Special, as bought, with Super Record components.

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...
12-06-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 84,752
Posted By bertinjim

Re-appearing 4 years later with updated...

Re-appearing 4 years later with updated derailleur, stem and Berthoud bag.
...
12-05-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 84,752
Posted By rccardr

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12-04-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 84,752
Posted By dukeofearl

not a great photo, currently in pieces awaiting...

not a great photo, currently in pieces awaiting parts and time

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12-04-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 84,752
Posted By Classtime

My latest Black Bikes. ...

My latest Black Bikes.
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10-17-22, 04:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,916
Posted By seypat

Putting a triple on the front will solve the urge...

Putting a triple on the front will solve the urge for more gears.
10-15-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,167
Posted By El Chaba

The Campagnolo Record 10 speed derailleur...

The Campagnolo Record 10 speed derailleur pictured earlier in the thread is the finest of all timeÖ.In the C&V theme, though, this is my choice:
...
10-15-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,167
Posted By Andy_K

As much as I love the quirkiness of the 3 pulley...

As much as I love the quirkiness of the 3 pulley derailleurs, my actual choice would be this guy:

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10-14-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,167
Posted By scarlson

Shimano XTR M952, long cage. ...

Shimano XTR M952, long cage.
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For friction or indexed, it works great....
08-03-22, 05:04 AM
Replies: 7,204
Views: 1,097,329
Posted By SJX426

Found on the street ...

Found on the street
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07-27-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,544
Posted By 52telecaster

These aren't rene herse they are soma randoneer...

These aren't rene herse they are soma randoneer ex in 650bx42. I have some gk 650bx38 in the slick version. Let me just say the somas feel a lot more expensive and a little ride felt great. Time will...
06-20-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By squirtdad

this may be of interest, whether you buy the...

this may be of interest, whether you buy the rene herse koolaid or not

https://www.renehersecycles.com/how-we-test-tires/

https://www.renehersecycles.com/why-no-half-knobs/
...
06-08-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By JohnDThompson

If the axle is sufficiently long, you could just...

If the axle is sufficiently long, you could just use spacers to fit the wheel into your frame. icemilkcoffee's point about bent axles is valid, but you could minimize this risk by putting the spacers...
05-28-22, 01:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,330
Posted By smallpox champ

C&V Inspired NBD: Custom 26" Drop Bar Build

My latest build, a custom 26" or Rene Herse 'RTP' frame and fork sporting Humptulips Ridge tires.

My previous personal bike was built with 'superlight' 7-4-7 tubing, 650bx45mm (actual) max,...
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