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09-24-22, 05:10 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Thankful to post this thread - as always

Been riding every day. Only 15-20 miles, but … it works in setting a routine and keeps me smiling....
09-24-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By Wildwood

There are times to listen, :thumb: There are...

There are times to listen, :thumb:

There are times to speak out. :50:



I'll shut up. :o


in other news,...ride on. Together or as one.
09-23-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By Wildwood

So….how did it turn out for you?

I read the entire thread,….
get to the end….
and now I need to know…
The Rest of the Story.


ebonho - was it worth it?
09-23-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Wildwood

Maybe ask on C&V ? Their experience with...

Maybe ask on C&V ? Their experience with friction components and wheels without discs and straps with cleats, etc may be relevant.


Who makes the decision? Usually the market.

Lots of 2x8,...
09-23-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By Wildwood

Gold has been used as bling before the...

Gold has been used as bling before the Kardashians were born.
Galli. I did not have the impulsiveness to bid beyond $275usd on ebay for a remarkable gold crankset + rings to match....
09-22-22, 06:46 PM
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Views: 577,332
Posted By Wildwood

I had a 'senior moment' followed by a 'moment of...

I had a 'senior moment' followed by a 'moment of clarity'. And a decent, normal ride.

Spent an hour getting ready to ride: dressed, all the tools, pump tires, water bottle, etc. Left cell phone on...
09-21-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 26,393
Views: 2,850,083
Posted By Wildwood

Always thankful to post this thread

Another nice day,

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26mm tires (tho I have not...
09-20-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 635
Posted By Wildwood

Clipped into Look ski boots in the early '80s. ...

Clipped into Look ski boots in the early '80s.
Started cycling as an adult in the early '80s.
When Look introduced cycling's clipless (?) pedal system, l clipped-in and dropped out of my toeclips...
09-20-22, 01:27 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

terrymorse - any pics of bike(s) for other...

terrymorse - any pics of bike(s) for other events?

I am not competitive in the Washington State Senior Games (70+), nor was I in Califorrnia (50+).

Life dreams are good, living them is better....
09-20-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 221
Posted By Wildwood

Great accomplishment. At our age. :thumb: ...

Great accomplishment. At our age. :thumb:

All mine have been metric for a decade and a bit.
I cut the number of days down but still go 20 most rides and 40-50milers a couple of times a month.
...
09-17-22, 04:57 PM
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Views: 2,850,083
Posted By Wildwood

Second on don compton and the Autumn weather....

Second on don compton and the Autumn weather. Great to ride and always grateful to post this thread.
...
09-17-22, 04:47 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Hey, I heard about this new thing on social media…

…it was trending last decade, maybe before….


called MAMILs
Middle Age Men In Lycra

i mostly wear wool - when possible -

Do you think I can join the club?
09-17-22, 04:35 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Always grateful to post this thread…..

…and especially in wool jersey season.

Today I rode in the autumn air.

ooops, double post
09-17-22, 04:32 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Always grateful to post this thread…..

…and especially in wool jersey season.

Today I rode in the autumn air
...
09-17-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By Wildwood

I can agree with Iride01 and Random11 about...

I can agree with Iride01 and Random11 about longevity. But that was acknowledged in post 1.

I may have to share the road with motor traffic in my area, but I get almost zero glass debris. ...
09-17-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By Wildwood

One thing I like about Specialized tires I have owned…

…is minimal graphics on their road tires. Only speaking for 3 sets I have owned. :p
...
09-16-22, 05:18 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Always thankful to post this theead

one Earth is all we have, now and forever.


Glad to ride earlier in this day - wool jersey weather.
...
09-15-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,179
Posted By Wildwood

Go buy a cap with the flippy brim, leather...

Go buy a cap with the flippy brim,
leather cycling shoes, slotted cleats
leather hairnet racing helmet
wool shorts & jersey
Silica pump

a chain guard that says - Your Bike Sucks

for...
09-15-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,110
Posted By Wildwood

That's a lot of hoops you jumped through, so...

That's a lot of hoops you jumped through, so follow thru with what makes you happiest.

and post the pics of the finished product.


then again brothers are nice to have.
...
09-15-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,939
Posted By Wildwood

Not sure what size 'there is a wire here' markers...

Not sure what size 'there is a wire here' markers you wear? Or if you like 'em rusted.
This is a short cut commuting/truck route between Newcastle/Renton Highlands and Issaquah, WA USA
Lovely on...
09-15-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 852
Posted By Wildwood

For the discerning Lake Oswegoian, it needs an...

For the discerning Lake Oswegoian, it needs an e-wheel.
I think that's a thermometer, needs a rain gauge and cell phone holder.
Where's the camera/radar detection system?
Love the chainring bash...
09-15-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,939
Posted By Wildwood

please come tell that to the 16wheelers that...

please come tell that to the 16wheelers that occasionally roll thru, unloaded of course, to meet 'bike lane' weight limits.
09-15-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,939
Posted By Wildwood

I don’t live in a city. What’s a bike lane? ...

I don’t live in a city.
What’s a bike lane?

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...
09-15-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,590
Posted By Wildwood

I guess I'm confused, :foo: I don't go on a...

I guess I'm confused, :foo:

I don't go on a bike ride to be comfortable.
I don't hike in the mountains to be comfortable.
I don't kayak to be comfortable.
I don't go to the gym to be...
09-14-22, 09:08 PM
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Views: 2,850,083
Posted By Wildwood

Just cruisin around on a 2nd check ride. I never...

Just cruisin around on a 2nd check ride. I never get it 100% trusty on one check ride. About 20 miles is not bad for me on a weekday dealing with 'traffic and no shoulders' ride.
But a couple of...
09-14-22, 07:49 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Always thankful to post this thread,…..and

….and… I just wanna be, more like Matt P


just out and about for me. 2nd check ride. Notes: raise the saddle again a tad, bars,hoods,levers fine = shellac the cloth, tools are heavy - get light....
09-14-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,151
Posted By Wildwood

What hands? ...

What hands?

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It’s a magic carpet ride for the...
09-14-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By Wildwood

Stronger wheels and 27-28mm pumped hard, should...

Stronger wheels and 27-28mm pumped hard, should be good in the conditions you describe. You've got a great bike, you can make it work. Better specific tire advice in the Clydesdale Forum.

edit:...
09-14-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By Wildwood

28s would be a minimum width on the road, IMHO,...

28s would be a minimum width on the road, IMHO, at your weight.
Sure, you could ride 25s pumped hard. 23s would be adequate on good pavement. 19/20s would work on an indoor wooden track.
Where do...
09-14-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,151
Posted By Wildwood

I have become comfortably numb... ...

I have become comfortably numb...





only p3
09-14-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,151
Posted By Wildwood

:popcorn :giver: :bike2: :fight: ...

:popcorn
:giver:
:bike2:
:fight:
:twitchy:
:ride:
:backpedal:
:bang:
:beer:
:love:
09-14-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,797
Posted By Wildwood

I have a bunch of vintage leather saddles that...

I have a bunch of vintage leather saddles that were becoming less comfortable, so a had a Forum member do his magic on 4.
Here’s 3 of them with a single large cutout....
09-14-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 865,726
Posted By Wildwood

I measured both the 23 & 25mm to be true to size...

I measured both the 23 & 25mm to be true to size on these new (unused, but several years old) Rally tubulars.
...
09-13-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 728
Posted By Wildwood

I think the birthday ride is an excellent idea,...

I think the birthday ride is an excellent idea, :thumb:,
even if partway in,
you decide
"CRAP - it's my birthday,
:notamused: again,
At my age, I should be partying
like it's 1999." :50:
...
09-13-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,026
Posted By Wildwood

Thanks - It is my 2023 Cino Heroica bike -...

Thanks -
It is my 2023 Cino Heroica bike - touring geometry, 46/30 crank that served me in 2016 on a different bike.

Amtrak goes to Whitefish, MT. Only a few miles from Kalispell. We should go...
09-13-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 728
Posted By Wildwood

Not long ago, I used to say, "All my centuries...

Not long ago, I used to say, "All my centuries are metric."

Now, if given a challenge, I say, " All my miles are kilometers".

Not sure what the future holds. But 100mi minus my age isn't much...
Forum: Introductions
09-13-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Wildwood

The Classic & Vintage Forum Bicycle Mechanics...

The Classic & Vintage Forum
Bicycle Mechanics Forum
09-13-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 503
Posted By Wildwood

Used bikes can be a good value for a second...

Used bikes can be a good value for a second (lesser used) bike.
Recycled Cycles? Or so many others in the city.
Forum: Introductions
09-12-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome. A number of Dutch members post in the...

Welcome.
A number of Dutch members post in the C&V forum.
09-11-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By Wildwood

I'm 6'1", ~190#. Forever trying to get back to a...

I'm 6'1", ~190#. Forever trying to get back to a fit 180.
I just follow the size charts.
More bibs than shorts, and I move to 3/4 bib knickers and tights earlier into season changes than many.
...
09-11-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 510
Posted By Wildwood

That's just not an option, avoiding the hills. I...

That's just not an option, avoiding the hills. I live on the ridgeline 400' above the valley, somewhere above the small red barn. Cascade foothills. Slow = my middle name, when not riding with...
09-10-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 336
Posted By Wildwood

Thank you so much fvernon for spec sheets. ...

Thank you so much fvernon for spec sheets.
Indicates that on standard size frames the dimensions for seat and top tubes are more in line with my guess of what is 'normal'. Ex = X-100 in 61 is 58...
09-10-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 510
Posted By Wildwood

I'm not really about performance and/or training...

I'm not really about performance and/or training for any goal either.
I am a roadie, with hard packed gravel on occasion.
What I am about is riding my miles efficiently, as I get older. Still...
09-10-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 510
Posted By Wildwood

my inquiry was serious beyond subtraction data. ...

my inquiry was serious beyond subtraction data. A legit question, I thought.
does a 10% tire size increase lead to a 10% psi reduction, or a 10% increase in load carrying capacity? Or make bumps...
09-10-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 948
Posted By Wildwood

www.porkchopbmx.com :thumb: not the best web...

www.porkchopbmx.com :thumb:
not the best web design, IMHO :p, but for the variety of housings and solid cable products, it's where I have bought for years. Not one mistake. Maybe there are...
09-10-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 336
Posted By Wildwood

So I have learned anew again today! :). :thumb: ...

So I have learned anew again today! :). :thumb:

I knew it was 1980. But now 18 June 1980. And probably an X-100 touring given 531 main tubes. Confirmed Campa drop-outs and fork-ends. Edco headset....
09-09-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By Wildwood

My experience was similar with 2 pair of turbo...

My experience was similar with 2 pair of turbo tubulars, from a few years back. Great riding tire, short tread life.
09-09-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 403
Posted By Wildwood

2nd ^^^^^. :thumb:

2nd ^^^^^. :thumb:
09-09-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By Wildwood

Here's the one I bought. Turbo Cotton LTD |...

Here's the one I bought.
Turbo Cotton LTD | Specialized.com (https://www.specialized.com/us/en/turbo-cotton-ltd/p/198873?color=317240-198873)

Turbo Pro | Specialized.com...
09-09-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,026
Posted By Wildwood

First thin coat of clear = at least has nailed...

First thin coat of clear = at least has nailed the desired shade of yellow. First impression is success. Brushed on.
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