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12-22-22, 05:29 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

First, a big thanks to Prowler for the nice...

First, a big thanks to Prowler for the nice comments! (Prowler, I spent much of my earlier life in that part of the world, including I-81 and even before I-81 was built. Haven't gotten down that...
11-20-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By jimmuller

I found some pics from the ride up Cadillac Mt. ...

I found some pics from the ride up Cadillac Mt. Here is one that my sweetie snapped after meeting me at the top. This was September 2016.
https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/PeugeotOnCadillac.jpg
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11-14-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By jimmuller

I was able to dig up some pics from the run up...

I was able to dig up some pics from the run up the Great North Rail Trail (I think it is called). Pastor Bob led Prowler and myself on a cool adventure....
11-13-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By jimmuller

Thank you, Lattz. For the record, I was 22...

Thank you, Lattz.

For the record, I was 22 when I bought that bike. (In two days I will gain yet another year.) I too am at least partly an Italian bike guy. but a French bike guy too, have three...
11-13-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By jimmuller

Clean-up to a milestone

Or maybe that should be clean-up to a kilometerstone. I spent part of the afternoon organizing my tools which were scattered across the chaotic wilderness of my garage, basement, several toolboxes...
10-11-22, 02:22 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

On Sunday a bunch of us did our usual autumn Cape...

On Sunday a bunch of us did our usual autumn Cape Cod Rail Trail ride. 45 miles round trip. 10 people at the start (on 9 bikes), and another rider joined us at Orleans. Th classicest and vintagest...
10-11-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By jimmuller

Of course it was a social occasion, not just a...

Of course it was a social occasion, not just a bike ride.
When bikes get together they probably swap tales about their riders.
https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/CCRT10.09.2022/Collection1.jpg...
10-11-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By jimmuller

We did ride the CCRT on Sunday! It was awesome!...

We did ride the CCRT on Sunday! It was awesome! Great weather, cool and dry, plenty of sun when required, not too windy. Traffic on the trail was light and drivers at the road crossings were...
09-23-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By jimmuller

Sharon and I plan to be there with the tandem!

Sharon and I plan to be there with the tandem!
09-22-22, 03:19 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

CCRT anyone?

A bunch of us have been riding the Cape Cod Rail Trail every spring and fall for quite a few years. The fall ride is usually held over Columbus Day weekend. I don't see a thread on it so I'm making...
09-22-22, 03:05 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

I've been a bit of riding, and a bit less posting...

I've been a bit of riding, and a bit less posting and reading. We've been out on the tandem several times too.

From last weekend, or was it the weekend before, I fergit?...
09-12-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,524
Posted By jimmuller

I agree about the Chrolux rims. They are nice on...

I agree about the Chrolux rims. They are nice on a knockabout utility bike like the UO8 (I still have my UO8 and the rims but the rims are just hanging on a wall) but not good when wet or for serious...
09-12-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,524
Posted By jimmuller

Yeah. As you become more comfortable you will...

Yeah. As you become more comfortable you will discover that a tandem can go very fast downhill, reasonably fast on the flat, and slow grinding up hills. You have not much more wind resistance than...
09-12-22, 06:06 AM
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Views: 1,524
Posted By jimmuller

ehcoplex , nice tandem. Sorry. I've been remiss...

ehcoplex , nice tandem. Sorry. I've been remiss about responding.

That bike is much like the one my sweetie and I have been riding for quite a few years now, '82 TH8. I equipped it with as many...
08-27-22, 09:33 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

I managed to get out to the northwestern suburbs...

I managed to get out to the northwestern suburbs last Saturday and again today. Last Saturday I did about 30 miles on the Peugeot PF10, which has become one of my favorites for a good road run. While...
08-10-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 80
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Posted By jimmuller

Awesome TH8!! It looks very much like ours...

Awesome TH8!! It looks very much like ours (except that ours has been painted).
Forum: Northeast
07-10-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10,474
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Posted By jimmuller

Mike, great pics! Here's the pic Sharon...

Mike, great pics!

Here's the pic Sharon took. It was great visiting with you! Our last contact was the ride we did with Bill in the rain April, 2017, I believe.
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07-10-22, 12:41 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

My sweetie and I took the tandem out today, 29...

My sweetie and I took the tandem out today, 29 miles, almost exactly what I did yesterday even though it was a different route. As we were zipping along on some back road in Concord we heard a voice...
Forum: Northeast
07-09-22, 10:22 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

This reminds me of the guy who when his doctor...

This reminds me of the guy who when his doctor told him they had cured his schizophrenia got so excited he was beside himself.

It's been a while since I last posted here. Have been riding mostly...
07-09-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,590
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Posted By jimmuller

It's been a while since I had fuss with my tires....

It's been a while since I had fuss with my tires. These days I just ride 'em. From today:

https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/Ride7.09.2022/IceCream.jpg

The tires are Veloflex Criteriums,...
07-09-22, 10:12 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

This is a tough crowd to keep up with. Nicely...

This is a tough crowd to keep up with. Nicely done, all of you.

I took the PF10 out for bit this morning, ended up with 29 miles. They were good miles.
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06-29-22, 03:51 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

At least you were out on a worthy errand.

At least you were out on a worthy errand.
05-15-22, 12:58 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

More awesome ride reports here! We took the...

More awesome ride reports here!

We took the tandem out for 28.5 miles today on roads we've ridden many times, When we've ridden as much as we have it's hard to find roads we haven't experienced...
05-10-22, 03:29 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Wow, lots of interesting ridin' goin' on here! ...

Wow, lots of interesting ridin' goin' on here!

I took some time away from work again today, easy to do when one is working from home. Got in 17.9 windy miles through the usual northwestern...
05-06-22, 11:43 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

It's good to see that some of you are getting...

It's good to see that some of you are getting out. DQRider I hope you get back to your full self real soon.

My riding has been sharply curtailed since I'm not commuting to work regularly. But I...
04-18-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,085
Posted By jimmuller

T.W.O., prowler, great pics. Thank you all for...

T.W.O., prowler, great pics. Thank you all for participating.
Todd, I used to ride part of the Blackstone River RT every day when I was commuting to Rhode Island. Also Sharon and I once did it with...
04-17-22, 02:32 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Happy birthday, nlerner! A bunch of us rode...

Happy birthday, nlerner!

A bunch of us rode the CCRT yesterday, 22 miles each way, Dennis to Wellfleet. It was great, but windy!

Check out the CCRT thread for more pics. Here's a sample.
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04-17-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,085
Posted By jimmuller

We did it all yesterday! All 22 miles Dennis to...

We did it all yesterday! All 22 miles Dennis to Wellfleet, then all 22 back again! it was a great trip

Just to to prove that it actually happened, here are some pics.

At the start. L to R: Jim...
04-10-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,085
Posted By jimmuller

We took the tandem out for our first ride of the...

We took the tandem out for our first ride of the year! Did about 30 miles, so we are ready for the CCRT! Sharon is already gathering ingredients for the oatmeal cookies, all natural, gluten-free,...
03-31-22, 10:15 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

I always ride my bike in the kitchen. And...

I always ride my bike in the kitchen. And backwards.
Forum: Northeast
11-27-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10,474
Views: 1,287,442
Posted By jimmuller

Thank you for the kind words, gentlemen. Mike,...

Thank you for the kind words, gentlemen.
Mike, we recall that ride fondly, despite the weather that day!
11-26-21, 06:31 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

We took the tandem tandem out for 25 miles on...

We took the tandem tandem out for 25 miles on Thanksgiving Day.
https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/TDayRide.jpg

All the leaves are brown [all the leaves are brown] and the sky is gray [and the sky...
Forum: Northeast
11-26-21, 06:27 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

25 miles on Thanksgiving Day. ...

25 miles on Thanksgiving Day.
https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/TDayRide.jpg
11-22-21, 04:10 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Good story, good ending. I had a quick link give...

Good story, good ending. I had a quick link give out on a ride once. I was 30 miles from the car on my way out for an intended 75 mile ride. I never did find the missing half of the quick link. No...
11-11-21, 04:14 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Nice Peugeot. Yes, Simplex did make stem...

Nice Peugeot. Yes, Simplex did make stem shifters. My UO8 came with them. I replaced them about a year after I bought it. That was about 1973, I think.

I've posted this before and elsewhere, but...
11-11-21, 03:31 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

I went for a spin today, about 30 miles along...

I went for a spin today, about 30 miles along hills and valleys I've ridden many times, and a few I've ridden rarely. Today's machine of choice was the Peugeot PF10, nee PFN10 but now wearing...
11-09-21, 04:34 AM
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Posted By jimmuller

My sweetie and I took the tandem out for a...

My sweetie and I took the tandem out for a morning run, 32 miles. Plenty of sunshine, cool air, minimal traffic.

The big spiders are out at Fern's General Store. Also a new vintage truck....
11-03-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 36,851
Posted By jimmuller

Wow. I bet the CPSC would love that one now! The...

Wow. I bet the CPSC would love that one now! The warning label printers and the lawyers would be solvent for years.

Lately I haven't been spending much money. Last year we spent money on this...
10-30-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 310,139
Posted By jimmuller

I once tried the sanding-wheel-on-a-drill...

I once tried the sanding-wheel-on-a-drill approach like that using a steel wire brush. It did absotively posilutely nothing to the dried red whateveritwas on the wheel.
10-29-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 310,139
Posted By jimmuller

There are a few words which might have made the...

There are a few words which might have made the job easier, but in your line of work you are probably out of practice.:troll:
10-21-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,613
Posted By jimmuller

https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/Ride10.21.2021/N...

https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/Ride10.21.2021/NewFW.jpg
https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/Ride10.21.2021/NewFW1.jpg
10-21-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19,987
Views: 2,522,613
Posted By jimmuller

Nice pics, nice food! Since my sweetie and I...

Nice pics, nice food!

Since my sweetie and I couldn't make Top's CCRT ride a few weeks ago we did out own today. I took today off work and we did the Dennis/Wellfleet/Dennis run. It took more than...
10-19-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,613
Posted By jimmuller

Well, I'm not afraid to admit I was in error. ...

Well, I'm not afraid to admit I was in error. Several of you suggested that I might need a new FW after replacing a severely stretched chain. You were right. I had examined the FW but not...
09-21-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,613
Posted By jimmuller

Cool! Enjoy your relaxation time! The FW is...

Cool! Enjoy your relaxation time!

The FW is fine. It was the first thing I examined closely because that's what often wears fastest, so says BF occasionally. But, as you would probably know (but...
09-19-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,613
Posted By jimmuller

No, the other chain ("timing chain" in tandem...

No, the other chain ("timing chain" in tandem parlance) and those rings are okay because I replaced them not so long ago. The freewheel is good because I replaced it no long ago with one Pastor Bob...
09-19-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,613
Posted By jimmuller

It's great when people gang up to tell you...

It's great when people gang up to tell you everything that is wrong.:)

Yes, the big ring teeth are hammered. The middle ring teeth are hammered pretty badly too. And the chain is badly stretched....
09-19-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,613
Posted By jimmuller

Ah, yes. Skipping teeth when we pushed hard. (The...

Ah, yes. Skipping teeth when we pushed hard. (The Rear Admiral didn't like that.) We didn't have to push very hard and it was getting worse. I measured the chain. 12 inches covered just a bit more...
09-19-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,613
Posted By jimmuller

Does this look worn to you?

I haven't been doing much bike work lately, nor even much riding or visiting BF. I've been out a few times this summer and we have taken the tandem out a few times. Been having trouble with the...
Forum: Northeast
09-06-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10,474
Views: 1,287,442
Posted By jimmuller

I tool my older Gazelle Champion Mondial out for...

I tool my older Gazelle Champion Mondial out for an easy 28.9 miles today.

https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/Orange.jpg

I had lunch at Heart Pond, Chelmsford. The beach was closed as per an...
09-06-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19,987
Views: 2,522,613
Posted By jimmuller

Warm donuts. Breakfast sandwiches. Life is good,...

Warm donuts. Breakfast sandwiches. Life is good, isn't it?

I did manage to take the older and definitely orange Gazelle Champion Mondial out for a spin today. Ended up with 28.8 miles. We plan to...
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