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11-29-23, 11:41 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,180
Posted By dmarkun

Contrarian rebelliousness, the birthright of cyclists

Driving home tonight around 11p. A main road, two lanes each way, a bit of traffic. About 30 mph. Very dark, not many street lights:
What is that? ... Holy cow a bike! I hit the brakes. No...
11-04-23, 06:21 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 31,323
Posted By dmarkun

Bikes in anticipation of being on bridges. New...

Bikes in anticipation of being on bridges.
New W&OD bridge by Reston metro finally getting started after YEARS of planning. Dangerous crossing because it's back a ways from the traffic signal. From...
09-04-23, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 232,598
Posted By dmarkun

Oh my goodness that car ... what nostalgia. 1974...

Oh my goodness that car ... what nostalgia. 1974 get married. 1976 get a good job buy a 914. 1977 get pregnant, last hurrah driving trip: Mpls - Nashville - Tampa - New Orleans - Memphis - back home...
09-03-23, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 544,293
Posted By dmarkun

Tom Selleck. Magnum PI season 1-18, 1981. Magnum...

Tom Selleck. Magnum PI season 1-18, 1981. Magnum enters a triathlon and Mr. Masters sends him a bike from Milan that cost $2700.
"$2700 for a bike?"
"You know a bike like that only weighs seven...
09-02-23, 09:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,182
Posted By dmarkun

Because we keep moving them around to confuse her.

Because we keep moving them around to confuse her.
09-01-23, 09:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,182
Posted By dmarkun

You know you have too many bikes when ...

You reach to shift and have to think a second about which direction to move the lever.
("No such thing" is not a valid reply.)

...
08-24-23, 10:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,999
Posted By dmarkun

For those looking to lower caffeine intake (and...

For those looking to lower caffeine intake (and acid) without giving up their coffee routine, this coffee alternative mixed half and half with your favorite fresh ground coffee makes a very nice...
08-21-23, 09:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,999
Posted By dmarkun

Old Dutch potato chips! Now there's a flash of...

Old Dutch potato chips! Now there's a flash of nostalgia, being from Minneapolis. Summers were awesome, riding around the lakes, then for lunch a bag of Old Dutch and a Grain Belt. My wife's aunt...
08-20-23, 11:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,999
Posted By dmarkun

Coffee

The two bike stores near me (Green Lizard and Bike Lane) are half bike shop and half coffee bar. I came across this on the Luxa website, a shop in Poland:Drinking coffee is an integral part of...
08-04-23, 10:16 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 218,743
Posted By dmarkun

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Gravelly Point DC
07-23-23, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 841
Posted By dmarkun

"He then had a group of local racers ride each...

"He then had a group of local racers ride each bike and fill out questionnaires concerning their impressions of frame stiffness and ride qualities. He found that the test group could not correctly...
07-15-23, 07:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,686
Posted By dmarkun

+1 on having someone oversee your work. She's...

+1 on having someone oversee your work. She's checking my tension uniformity.
...
07-09-23, 06:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,492
Posted By dmarkun

The Sunset of Suntour

This is a well known piece (around here) from 1998 on the history of SunTour that probably deserves a bump. Lots of nuggets for those interested in the Shimano vs SunTour story. Written by Frank J....
07-04-23, 12:44 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,857
Posted By dmarkun

Icon: "widely admired especially for having great...

Icon: "widely admired especially for having great influence or significance in a particular sphere"

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07-04-23, 12:21 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 31,323
Posted By dmarkun

4th of July at Lake Anne ...

4th of July at Lake Anne

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06-25-23, 04:49 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 31,323
Posted By dmarkun

Daily trip to the Reston metro ...

Daily trip to the Reston metro

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06-21-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21,526
Views: 2,982,654
Posted By dmarkun

W&OD trail in Northern VA. At night in the fall...

W&OD trail in Northern VA. At night in the fall the deer stand right on the asphalt, not sure why - sometimes a mom with two or three young ones. There's one lonely stretch going west out of Vienna...
06-13-23, 10:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,224
Posted By dmarkun

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X-12, 753. Sugarland Run, Herndon VA
06-03-23, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7,440
Views: 876,081
Posted By dmarkun

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Saw this on eBay from a dealer in Turin. It was nasty but...
12-24-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8,676
Views: 1,071,692
Posted By dmarkun

Sannino frame from Torino

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12-22-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,264
Posted By dmarkun

This reminds me of a framed letter my older...

This reminds me of a framed letter my older brother had on his wall. He had spent a few years in the Big House for growing marijuana in New Hampshire (he always was a decade ahead of his time). The...
12-21-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,912
Posted By dmarkun

Let's say I dropped over dead tomorrow ...

Not a good thought, I know - and I'm actually feeling pretty healthy (Lord have mercy on me) - but ride with me on this. If I DID drop over dead, would the family take my guitars and amps and bikes,...
10-02-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,848
Posted By dmarkun

Murray Missile - I remember my dad pushing me...

Murray Missile - I remember my dad pushing me along on my first bike in 1961. Boy I wore him out that day, took me quite a while to get the hang of it. But I never thought about the bike before....
09-28-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,386
Posted By dmarkun

I ride to Starbucks in the morning and lean my...

I ride to Starbucks in the morning and lean my bike-of-the-day against the front window. It's not unusual for somebody to stop at my table and ask, "Is that your bike?" A conversation then ensues...
09-05-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,193
Posted By dmarkun

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Started out in the garage around 1980 (me on the left). My son...
08-28-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,146
Posted By dmarkun

dddd, this fix worked great for me! I have a new...

dddd, this fix worked great for me! I have a new Sunrace 5 speed that clicked and had a bit of play. I left the freewheel on the wheel and removed the lockring (removal is CW). Mine had 2 indents for...
11-17-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,818
Posted By dmarkun

When I put it back together and it came time to...

When I put it back together and it came time to mount the FD it was like: I never use the big ring anyway, I'll just save the weight. Good C&O towpath bike....
01-06-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 26,926
Posted By dmarkun

I just discovered this thread and what a...

I just discovered this thread and what a wonderful catharsis. Thank you everybody. I myself have too much to add and the extent of it would be boring, and not just with bicycles - involving concrete,...
01-06-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,855
Posted By dmarkun

She stays out of the shop and I stay out of the...

She stays out of the shop and I stay out of the kitchen. She doesn't ask about my UPS packages and I don't ask about hers. It's been a good peace-keeping arrangement for 40 years.
I do all of the...
01-01-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 22,255
Views: 4,590,144
Posted By dmarkun

Miele Antique Bike: diagram of the measurements - for a taller rider I guess

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12-31-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 45,148
Posted By dmarkun

... and amps. ...

... and amps.
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12-30-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 42,344
Posted By dmarkun

Chris King headsets and straight fork blades. ...

Chris King headsets and straight fork blades.
Riding no-handed on a busy multiuse path.
Really, really bright headlights.
Plastic bike passing me very fast (sadly this happens very often).
...
12-28-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3,547
Views: 432,354
Posted By dmarkun

Show me your cat - FOOD

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12-27-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,073
Posted By dmarkun

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DIY prototype...
12-27-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 2,562
Views: 951,962
Posted By dmarkun

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National Harbor

Me: My name is Dave. I'm an alcoholic.
AAA desk clerk:...
12-26-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 218,743
Posted By dmarkun

1993 7 cog (with those hidden-spring Superbe Pro...

1993 7 cog (with those hidden-spring Superbe Pro brakes). I like the look of them stock - although being stretched out gets a bit uncomfortable on long rides. I'm a sucker for form over function -...
12-26-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,113
Views: 149,367
Posted By dmarkun

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At Velo Classique - my size too. Good thing the shop is not too...
12-26-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,113
Views: 149,367
Posted By dmarkun

I feel ashamed after looking at this beautiful...

I feel ashamed after looking at this beautiful naked steel ...
12-24-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7,440
Views: 876,081
Posted By dmarkun

1980 Trek 715

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Found in the backroom of Velo Classique in Purcellville VA (great shop)...
11-14-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,264
Posted By dmarkun

Proper etiquette when owning a vintage bicycle: ...

Proper etiquette when owning a vintage bicycle:
1. Please don't use filament strapping tape as rim tape when you change tires.
2. Please try not to cross-thread the bottom bracket.
You might not...
11-04-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By dmarkun

The going backwards department

After weeks of anticipation, everything was prepped to start paint touch-up on a new project with the clean frame propped on the bench and my little bottles of paint at the ready. Wait a minute is...
11-01-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By dmarkun

Question about front cable hanger

This is my first question in this forum. I had a Raleigh International back in the day and I seem to remember a notch in the steerer that held the nub in the cable hanger (but I could be mistaken -...
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