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07-04-24, 06:07 PM
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Posted By cyclic_eric

Wow! That turned out super sweet - great job.

Wow! That turned out super sweet - great job.
06-26-24, 11:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,164
Posted By cyclic_eric

Ugh. I'm sorry, the Classic Rendezvous Show is...

Ugh. I'm sorry, the Classic Rendezvous Show is actually October 19th!
Classic Rendezvous West - Vintage Bike Show...
06-26-24, 11:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,164
Posted By cyclic_eric

A week month later, on Sunday, September 29...

A week month later, on Sunday, September 29 Saturday, October 19th is the Classic Rendezvous Vintage Bike Show at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, in Davis, CA.
06-26-24, 10:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,164
Posted By cyclic_eric

Mostly I go to talk and hang with you all, enjoy...

Mostly I go to talk and hang with you all, enjoy the show-and-tell of our bikes, ride them, and have a nice meal or two, perhaps with drinks.
I'd like to take an easy ride along the coast on...
06-24-24, 11:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By cyclic_eric

Thanks. Most of my rides involve hills, so I'm...

Thanks. Most of my rides involve hills, so I'm happy to have the 50/35T combination. Both are Campagnolo and put together by our forum friend Charles verktyg
I'll prod him to reply.
06-24-24, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By cyclic_eric

You certainly don't need turned down or drop...

You certainly don't need turned down or drop handlebars to have fun on a bike! Some of my best days of riding were on 3-speed style upright handlebars.
Any day you get out on a bike is a better one.
06-24-24, 10:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By cyclic_eric

Beautiful bike. I have a roughly 1983 vintage...

Beautiful bike. I have a roughly 1983 vintage super and I love the ride.
You can certainly put on any pedals you wish. 140mm stems may be hard to find - perhaps you could use a shorter stem,...
06-16-24, 08:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,706
Posted By cyclic_eric

But we are so fortunate to have these geniuses...

But we are so fortunate to have these geniuses among us mere mortals.
That was a beautiful orange Colnago Super you had, I hope the new owner enjoys many miles.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-24, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By cyclic_eric

Drivers get particularly aggressive during...

Drivers get particularly aggressive during rush/commute hours. I spend a lot of time looking at maps for alternate routes that are less congested.
06-06-24, 01:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,506
Posted By cyclic_eric

Thicker is not generally better. Some of the...

Thicker is not generally better. Some of the best riding bikes have high-quality thin tubing.
Insides of frame tubes can be treated for rust prevention.
05-11-24, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3,898
Views: 1,167,262
Posted By cyclic_eric

BTW, it’s not too hard, in my opinion, to make...

BTW, it’s not too hard, in my opinion, to make your own quill seat post.
Quill wedges are available in a few diameters, and then get a screw to match the seat post length required.
Obtain a...
05-05-24, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3,898
Views: 1,167,262
Posted By cyclic_eric

It's fun seeing options online. This one from GS...

It's fun seeing options online. This one from GS Cicleria flickr site (https://www.flickr.com/photos/gscicleria/7223807134/)...
04-16-24, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By cyclic_eric

Love these posts of people having fun on...

Love these posts of people having fun on bicycles! :thumb:
Great pictures! I hope I make it to Portland, just to attempt Robvolz' 4x
03-13-24, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3,898
Views: 1,167,262
Posted By cyclic_eric

Your brilliant blue PX-10 looks like fun. Nice...

Your brilliant blue PX-10 looks like fun. Nice job on the bike stand too.
It's been an amazing week for Motobecane pictures this week. :thumb:
03-13-24, 04:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,811
Posted By cyclic_eric

Anyone riding a cotter pin crank at Eroica...

Anyone riding a cotter pin crank at Eroica deserves bonus points. ;)
If you haven't posted there, please make one in the Introductions section. Once your post-count hits 10, you can share pics of...
03-03-24, 10:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,961
Posted By cyclic_eric

Beautiful little movie- thank you for posting it.

Beautiful little movie- thank you for posting it.
02-24-24, 09:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,430
Posted By cyclic_eric

I’ve been pronouncing it wrong for nearly 6...

I’ve been pronouncing it wrong for nearly 6 decades?!
:twitchy: :lol:
02-03-24, 11:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,811
Posted By cyclic_eric

I'll be joining you gents! It's nice to have a...

I'll be joining you gents! It's nice to have a goal. 7 months to get ready.
I'm auditioning for a pit crew......
02-03-24, 01:41 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,776
Posted By cyclic_eric

I've booked an AirBnB in Cambria for the weekend,...

I've booked an AirBnB in Cambria for the weekend, so I'll probably stick to the "No Complaining" thread.

Here's my experience. My first, and only, Eroica ride was in 2022. It was not easy, but I...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,557
Posted By cyclic_eric

1) Bikes are inanimate objects - they, themselves...

1) Bikes are inanimate objects - they, themselves are not fast. But you, with a machine of quality tailored to work with you, can go very fast. It is a wonderful thing. The beautiful Woodrup is an...
11-19-23, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,110
Posted By cyclic_eric

Well LV2TNDM, you've now just added to my bucket...

Well LV2TNDM, you've now just added to my bucket list. I looked up the epic Stelvio Pass, an iconic road - plus they shut down the road once a year - only bicyclists allowed.
I don't know how...
09-27-23, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,457
Posted By cyclic_eric

Sorry - not the saddle, the seatpost head pieces...

Sorry - not the saddle, the seatpost head pieces to lube for smooth tilt movement. I edited my post for clarity.
08-29-23, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By cyclic_eric

Magazine Road Test Index - is there one?

Is there some index of road tests for old magazines like Bicycle Guide, Bicycling, Road Bike Action, etc.?

Forum member SpeedofLite graciously posts scans of magazines from the 1970's, 80's, etc....
08-28-23, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By cyclic_eric

It's a really fun bike! While making a few...

It's a really fun bike!
While making a few changes for fit, and preparing for of time riding the hills, I've tried to install the best components.
Without resorting to carbon fiber. So, it has...
08-28-23, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,110
Posted By cyclic_eric

Mine arrived today. This isn't just some obscure...

Mine arrived today. This isn't just some obscure book of data. Interviews and photos of riders and engineers who created modern bicycling are in this book.
People like Joe Breeze, Gary Fisher, Tom...
08-11-23, 01:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,392
Posted By cyclic_eric

It's time to see a late 80's Miyata Team on here,...

It's time to see a late 80's Miyata Team on here, for proper evaluation....
08-11-23, 11:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,392
Posted By cyclic_eric

Hard to go wrong with Continental GP5000...

Hard to go wrong with Continental GP5000 clinchers with latex tubes, in my experience. Id definitely try to fit 28mm tires, measure first.
08-10-23, 10:11 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,858
Posted By cyclic_eric

The master: ...

The master:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/554x850/andyhampstead_c0954d2528692f7d4817cb22ad9f4411aaf7b7fd.jpg

Anybody know where I can get those? :lol:
06-11-23, 10:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,106
Posted By cyclic_eric

Uh - oh. So the bike is not rideable. Since it is...

Uh - oh. So the bike is not rideable. Since it is summertime, this constitutes an emergency.
These look like good options:
Raleigh Stem $36...
06-11-23, 09:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,106
Posted By cyclic_eric

Clearly the goal is to convince your daughter to...

Clearly the goal is to convince your daughter to ride again and take it home,
thereby giving you room for another bike! ;)
06-09-23, 01:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,106
Posted By cyclic_eric

25.4 most likely refers to the handlebar...

25.4 most likely refers to the handlebar diameter. So the clamp of the stem onto the handlebar is designed for that 25.4mm (1 inch) diameter.
90mm generally refers to the length of the stem along...
06-08-23, 11:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,106
Posted By cyclic_eric

You just need to commit enough to this place to...

You just need to commit enough to this place to make 10 posts.
1. Write back and tell us how you got your Raleigh.
2. Write again to tell us about where you like to ride it.
3. Someone will...
05-14-23, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 959
Posted By cyclic_eric

That is not a stupid question, but not a simple...

That is not a stupid question, but not a simple one to answer, either. And covered in countless tire size threads in this forum.
Very roughly, road bike tires are approximately circular in...
11-07-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,810
Posted By cyclic_eric

Bravo! Bike, swim, walk, lift weights, stretch...

Bravo!
Bike, swim, walk, lift weights, stretch - may we all be so active at 83.
:beer:
04-28-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 60,499
Posted By cyclic_eric

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Classtime. I'm...

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Classtime. I'm in good shape to ride 30 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing at maybe 13 mph, ... but 81 miles and 6,400 feet is quite different! My usual mistake is...
04-28-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 60,499
Posted By cyclic_eric

Looking forward to meeting and riding with you...

Looking forward to meeting and riding with you all. If feeling strong I'll ride the Scalatore ride.

Here's a picture @verktyg (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/verktyg-61614.html) took last...
04-22-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 60,499
Posted By cyclic_eric

Back when I had a plastic (carbon-fiber) bike, I...

Back when I had a plastic (carbon-fiber) bike, I bought a tube of 'grease' with grit, and that prevented the seatpost from slipping.
Maybe you need some of that fiber-grit stuff.
04-22-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 60,499
Posted By cyclic_eric

I'm facing the same situation. Now that you've...

I'm facing the same situation. Now that you've got me to realize it, I'd best not bring too many spare parts or tools. I hope to park somewhere safe, ride to the start, and leave the car for 8...
04-18-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,154
Posted By cyclic_eric

I'm using the Universal Support Bolts made by...

I'm using the Universal Support Bolts made by King Cage. link to King Cage site (https://kingcage.com/collections/frontpage/products/universal-support-bolt)
They are good, 6 bucks each. I like that...
04-11-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 60,499
Posted By cyclic_eric

Considering it was in the high 40's low 50's...

Considering it was in the high 40's low 50's degrees F today, ya did damn good. :thumb:
04-10-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 60,499
Posted By cyclic_eric

Yes. Any grade over 15% is pretty hard on...

Yes. Any grade over 15% is pretty hard on asphalt, but on dirt/gravel...
as you all probably know, if you are climbing steep sections, out of the saddle and your weight all the way forward, the lack...
04-06-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,638
Posted By cyclic_eric

Several years ago, while walking in Paris I saw...

Several years ago, while walking in Paris I saw this great looking Dancelli. Nicest bend I've seen. I asked my wife to stand alongside....
04-04-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 60,499
Posted By cyclic_eric

What is the simplest solution? I'm still...

What is the simplest solution?

I'm still sorting out my bike ride. I think I'll be ok with one larger bottle, but a few comments on here have me considering a second water bottle cage. A second...
03-27-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 60,499
Posted By cyclic_eric

On the route I signed up for, La Via dello...

On the route I signed up for, La Via dello Scalatore, it looks like there are water fill-up options every ~15 miles, at least.
I see that by viewing the 2020 RidewGPS route that is posted at the...
03-26-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,348
Posted By cyclic_eric

I had the same issue last year. Friends laughed...

I had the same issue last year. Friends laughed when I told them my doctor said it was an overuse injury...
I wore a brace at night for 2-3 weeks and the condition went away. Pick up a brace at...
03-25-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,613
Posted By cyclic_eric

I suppose it looks "cheerfully low end" ;) ...

I suppose it looks "cheerfully low end" ;)

Here's one I had many years ago....
03-24-22, 01:00 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 60,499
Posted By cyclic_eric

Yes of course. The Nova Eroica ride is on...

Yes of course. The Nova Eroica ride is on Saturday 4/30.
03-13-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 60,499
Posted By cyclic_eric

I tend to want larger tires these days, mostly...

I tend to want larger tires these days, mostly for the rotten roads in my area. However, for some bikes larger tires can adversely affect the handling.

On the spirit of things - like many of you...
03-05-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 60,499
Posted By cyclic_eric

Excellent looking Raleigh! The crank looks great...

Excellent looking Raleigh! The crank looks great to me. Some might say you're supposed to have non-aero brake levers. But averaging in the ages of the rest of the bike, it's still older than 1987!...
02-28-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,768
Posted By cyclic_eric

Giro Latch $150 ...

Giro Latch $150
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x800/giro_latch_dirt_shoe_dark_shadow_profile_8c57c03cf7fa56b5e9f6b344a7676f0d63936abe.jpg

Grio VR Rumble $100...
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