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07-10-24, 12:22 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,913
Posted By Peruano

Variety

Central New Mexico warmish by day, coolish by night. Sparse folks but cultural diversity. Prices are right. Wide open spaces. Hatch chile and amenities like universities, airports, and tolerances....
07-09-24, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By Peruano

Spot on info!

I'm grateful for the deliberations. The Sakai has mount sites for bottle on the bottom of the down tube. The KHS does not appear to have them. There may have been a transition from Champion 2 to...
07-08-24, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By Peruano

What old touring did I buy?

I couldnt resist a yellow bike in my price range . Reprted to be English but no labels with repaint.
serial number on bb m3h71096
Most components modified. Seat post 26.6
Sunshine gyromatic hubs....
07-06-24, 02:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,187
Posted By Peruano

Two flavors

There are the old levers with a bad rap.

And there are modern interrupter levers that are nearly as positive as typical levers. Install the latter if you like the flexibility of position.
07-04-24, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8,203
Views: 1,049,186
Posted By Peruano

Trust not in bungees or rubber straps

Use real bolts to fasten it on trailor. There is a reason why so many bungees and black straps clutter the roadsides. Score!
06-29-24, 04:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 692
Posted By Peruano

Bike inside forester

Our touring bikes used to go inside the honda crv without front wheel but upright. No such luck for the outback but i thought the forester could do the deed by dropping the seat. IIRC. Take a real...
04-10-24, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 881
Posted By Peruano

Almost! all presta pumps will work for shrader if...

Almost! all presta pumps will work for shrader if you unscrew the collar, remove first rubber grommet, remove 2nd grammet, reinsert both of these but in the reverse position as previously inserted...
04-10-24, 05:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,542
Posted By Peruano

Fredo76 your wishes may be granted. Do you ever...

Fredo76 your wishes may be granted. Do you ever come to abq or shall the usps do the deed.
04-10-24, 05:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 881
Posted By Peruano

Any dual head pump will allow you to inflate...

Any dual head pump will allow you to inflate balls with a needle that is inserted in the Schroeder fitting. Any presta head can be switched (invert rubber washers) but that takes a minute or two.
03-09-24, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By Peruano

Big trikes big wheels

I had such a trike. By removing the seat and inverting the head tube on the fork and reinstalling the bars you produced the 50's version of the low slung big wheel. You sat on a board positioned on...
03-06-24, 07:28 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 29,526
Posted By Peruano

Cats, kittens and bikes

You don't try to adopt every kitten available or even the really cute ones. You might if so inclined try to help find them good homes or maybe even make a monetary contribution to the humane society...
02-12-24, 08:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,889
Posted By Peruano

Apologies

Sorry if I overreacted. I just finished reading How to hide an Empire by Daniel Immerwahr and it's a book that will expose a great deal of inequities perpetrated by the US of a over the last 200...
02-12-24, 07:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,889
Posted By Peruano

Full report

It's not the full report until you tell some of the human interest stuff, like xx giving up his jersey to a young guy or someone repairing one of the Cuban counterparts bike. I guess I would have...
01-21-24, 08:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,262
Posted By Peruano

Tandem

Tandem is the answer. My spouse and I regularly rode a Santana from 1985 until 2020 nobody dropped. Nobody lost. Always easy to communicate. Her hip replacements nudged us toward siingles for...
01-17-24, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By Peruano

Angles or square profile

The rectangular profile is made for use of your big crescent wrench when you discover how stuck it can be after years of neglect.
12-20-23, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7,205
Views: 1,117,459
Posted By Peruano

Amazon goes native

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Patchy clouds produce wonderful contrast in the Grand Canyon...
11-15-23, 06:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,287
Posted By Peruano

Slow to sell

Are we not talking about a frame discussed in a different thread that had maybe irreparable, maybe trivial malalignment of brake mounts. It is fixed in your eyes but tainted goods for some. The frame...
10-11-23, 03:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,830
Posted By Peruano

Let Phil do it

I faced the same quandry and decided to let phil do the respacing. You bought a caddy why have your cousin vito overhaul it or use it for snow plowing?
Phil will also renew the grease as a bonus.
09-14-23, 05:20 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 20,001
Posted By Peruano

The frame is bent!

The frame is bent!
09-02-23, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By Peruano

Fresh Air sports

No. Just a praise of a fine collection and display of classic bikes. In real bike store.
09-02-23, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By Peruano

Fresh Air in Thunder Bay

Maybe I lead a sheltered life but the array of vintage bikes displayed at above neck height was impressive. It was like listening to the bragging here on c & v. Stop in if you get that far north....
08-09-23, 05:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,810
Posted By Peruano

Bikes hung on the back of automobiles...

Bikes hung on the back of automobiles occasionally dangle close enought to exhaust pipes to suffer from exhaust. Result sidewall damage and bulge. Watch your dangle.
08-02-23, 05:32 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 40,408
Posted By Peruano

gary fisher called it black cherry

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A bikr from S CA desert. No rust.. 1995 vintage.
08-01-23, 06:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,744
Posted By Peruano

Who says vintage bikes don't contribute to the...

Who says vintage bikes don't contribute to the national economy? Glorious!
07-28-23, 04:44 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,385
Posted By Peruano

You will find out when you hit your first...

You will find out when you hit your first significant chuckhole or crack in the pavement. Pinch flats create abnormal low tire pressure.
You may be over thinking things, but simply stated, if the...
07-26-23, 03:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,035
Posted By Peruano

I have an Alyeska sitting in a barn in central...

I have an Alyeska sitting in a barn in central Illinois that wishes it was on the ride across Iowa, fueled by Pork Chops or whatever else might present itself. Me, I"m in Albuquerque where its only...
07-25-23, 04:07 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,247
Posted By Peruano

I recently stumbled upon a Gary Fisher Zebrano,...

I recently stumbled upon a Gary Fisher Zebrano, canti's and 700 c tires, triple up front; cr mo tubing; 1995, and the $75 I had to pay didn't scare me. I can live without topend components and lugs...
07-22-23, 06:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,035
Posted By Peruano

We are all confident that you and the vintage...

We are all confident that you and the vintage ride will do the deed. Enjoy the ride and get back on whenever circumstances demand it. As you have already demonstrated to us in prep days. Be proud...
07-13-23, 05:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By Peruano

Heat can mess you up. I (not a competitive...

Heat can mess you up. I (not a competitive rider) trailed a guy 8 years younger who was training in 90 degree weather. I hung with him until the end but when we stopped, I had the feeling that I...
07-05-23, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7,842
Views: 2,938,055
Posted By Peruano

Just the basics from Gary Fisher. Although I'm...

Just the basics from Gary Fisher. Although I'm biased towards touring bikes of which I have 5 or so, I recently acquired a 1995 Gary Fisher Zebrano. This is possibly one of the first hybrid bikes...
06-30-23, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,405
Views: 622,860
Posted By Peruano

Frenchified Centurion

I'm no expert but it looks like you have an unknown bike with old centurion decals. Love those lugs.
05-25-23, 06:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,890
Posted By Peruano

Music is great for folks with dementia and...

Music is great for folks with dementia and communication issues. Some memories are hardwired in distinct areas of the brain and last longer than others. Good on you for the service. I volunteer in...
05-18-23, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 923
Posted By Peruano

And don't throw the borax solution on your...

And don't throw the borax solution on your spouses rose bush; its toxic to most plants. look what it did to the mental capacity of Ronald Reagan.
05-02-23, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By Peruano

Centurion Pro Tour 1979 model mods

I've been working on my Centurion Pro Tour with the aim of touring on it and making it my daily rider....
05-02-23, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5,511
Views: 904,573
Posted By Peruano

Fredo76 The story of the first American...

Fredo76 The story of the first American Revolution needs to be told more often. Surprising, how many people have no idea of its occurrence or relevance.
04-29-23, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By Peruano

You bought a winner. That M logo on the head...

You bought a winner. That M logo on the head tube is begging to be highlighted with a light color. I would have pretty gleeful to have found that one. I seem to recall him on tandem rides in the...
04-18-23, 05:30 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,815,489
Posted By Peruano

Nalgos are what you sit on and the name refers to...

Nalgos are what you sit on and the name refers to the special saddle needed for the bike. Campanalgo indicates that it feels like that rock in camp that you sat on all evening.
04-17-23, 07:53 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,889
Posted By Peruano

It was particularly enjoyable to see the mounts...

It was particularly enjoyable to see the mounts being used by such a regal and distinquished group and the owners of those bikes. Thanks for documenting the trip. I'm sure it will stimulate many...
04-13-23, 06:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By Peruano

Hey folks, we are here to talk about bike...

Hey folks, we are here to talk about bike pillows. Enough with the phone highjack.
04-10-23, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,552
Posted By Peruano

Congratulations. Keep the wife; and buy her a...

Congratulations. Keep the wife; and buy her a new bike anytime she wants one. The idea is to keep riding and it sounds like you are committed to that rule.
04-05-23, 06:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By Peruano

The bike is stable when positioned with the brake...

The bike is stable when positioned with the brake levers hooked over the tilted back seat of the CRV. Of course, I never lacked for other things packed in the cargo area with the bikes and front...
04-04-23, 05:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By Peruano

I frequently carried two road bike in a CRV with...

I frequently carried two road bike in a CRV with no mounts. By taking the front wheels off, it was possible to position the bikes fork first up against the folded rear seats of the car. The brake...
02-07-23, 02:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,654
Posted By Peruano

Hey for 50 bucks, its a couple of Saturdays...

Hey for 50 bucks, its a couple of Saturdays entertainment and a test for justifying a real tandem investment. The secret is to have a spouse that has the same leg length as you and to respond...
01-17-23, 06:07 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,398
Posted By Peruano

A locked or sliding front wheel is impossible to...

A locked or sliding front wheel is impossible to steer. Need I say more?
01-05-23, 06:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,515
Posted By Peruano

Kevlar belted tire, Mr. Tuffy liner or something...

Kevlar belted tire, Mr. Tuffy liner or something similar, Slime or something similar and ditch the thornproof tubes (they suck). Learning to recognize the distinctive yellow flowers will help you...
11-01-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,923
Posted By Peruano

In the simplest possible words, there is nothing...

In the simplest possible words, there is nothing holding the hip ball in the socket except muscle. To do the procedure they have to open up a slot between muscles. You can have the traditional...
10-30-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,923
Posted By Peruano

I can only speak from experience of my wife, an...

I can only speak from experience of my wife, an avid but hardly heroic cyclist. She has dealt with both hips replaced, using the anterior approach which seems to be the best for active people. She...
10-17-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,753
Posted By Peruano

I'm not a sales rep, but the concept is great. ...

I'm not a sales rep, but the concept is great. The old WWI era barges are renovated into nice cabins, maybe 8 doubles. You never move your luggage, you eat home cooked meals except for packed...
10-16-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,753
Posted By Peruano

The Bike and Barge options available in...

The Bike and Barge options available in Netherlands, France, and probably other countries seem to have been missed in this discussion. We did Paris to Bruges several years ago, and the tulip tour in...
09-05-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,306
Posted By Peruano

What's not to like. The bike has good bones. I...

What's not to like. The bike has good bones. I too recently found a Centurion Pro-tour although mine is a 1979 model year built late in 1978. Different head badge, different down tube graphics, and...
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