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08-18-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 21,226
Posted By IcySwan1

I go to America and try to keep pedaling as we...

I go to America and try to keep pedaling as we roam around in a 5th wheel.

Mike
Forum: Commuting
08-18-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 131
Posted By Daniel4

Parents in school zones are close to being worse...

Parents in school zones are close to being worse of types of drivers. Their behaviour is everything opposite of what kids are taught to behave.

When my kids were old enough to go on their own, I...
08-18-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 261
Posted By OldTryGuy

If me Some TLC Then enjoy riding...

If me

Some TLC

Then enjoy riding ancient History
08-18-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 261
Posted By 3alarmer

...pretty much this,^^^ more or less. That is the...

...pretty much this,^^^ more or less. That is the ADR team color model, from the days when LeMond rode for them (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AD_Renting_(cycling_team)), IIRC. They sold a lot of...
08-17-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 211
Posted By Camilo

When I have FD issues that aren't blatantly...

When I have FD issues that aren't blatantly obvious, I tend to just start from scratch: disconnect the cable from the FD and go through the entire FD installation and adjustment procedure step by...
08-17-22, 03:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By oneclick

I want those spoke-stick things that can make a...

I want those spoke-stick things that can make a picture when spun, with software to have the picture(s) be a pair of hamsters running inside my wheels, matched of course to how fast/slow I'm going.
08-16-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,333
Posted By cyclezen

Thanks for the bump. I just saw this thread -...

Thanks for the bump.
I just saw this thread - been avoiding 55+... I just have to get better at 'filtering' threads...
Wasn't aware of HMB, but then there's a lot I'm not familiar with, and a lot...
08-16-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 619
Posted By xiaoman1

So, I bought it...SARACEN content

Rebecca and I were out this weekend and I got a text from the guy with the "damaged" bike.I had messaged him earlier about what I perceived as a damaged rear drop, I did not get an answer until the...
Forum: Foo
08-16-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 745
Posted By RubeRad

That may be a good summary of the main takeaway...

That may be a good summary of the main takeaway of Godel Escher Bach.

GEB is one of my very favorite books. I've owned it for over 30 years, have always enjoyed all the dialogues and the art, and...
08-16-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Ferguron

I live in the far north-west part of the state. I...

I live in the far north-west part of the state. I bike through beautiful farmland and woods on mostly good quality county roads...not what most people picture about Jersey.

The topography is...
Forum: Foo
08-16-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 745
Posted By Polaris OBark

The first equation is completely generic and...

The first equation is completely generic and could apply to any coordinate transformations (eg: 2D rotation). The Lorentz transformation is a specific type of 4D rotation in Minkowski space-time....
Forum: Foo
08-16-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 745
Posted By ahsposo

Too deep for me. Either they respond to "on yer...

Too deep for me. Either they respond to "on yer left" or not...
08-16-22, 01:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 824
Posted By Andy_K

Merry came over earlier in the week for a test...

Merry came over earlier in the week for a test fit. I think she's a bit taller than I was told. She was able to stand flat-footed over the top tube and with the saddle low she had the proper knee...
08-15-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By dbhouston

Orbea Spirit 2005

Okay, so not strictly classic and vintage, but it's steel and 2+ generations back in the Campagnolo evolution, so not exactly cutting edge stuff here.

I've spent the last two years trying to make...
08-15-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By 52telecaster

I really didn't need a motobecane grand touring but...

It was real cheap and pretty....
1983 with frame and fork of Vitus 888, duo par eco rear derailleur, stronglight 99 crank and the seatpost and stem weren't completely stuck. It's a 25" frame but...
08-15-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By Biketiger

Check out my new ride!

Here's a rare bird. This one showed up on the bay and normally I'm only interested in track bikes but...I took one look at this and I knew it was special. Everything about it appeals to me. It's my...
Forum: Northeast
08-15-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By professorbob

I've ridden the whole thing in both directions...

I've ridden the whole thing in both directions (before Covid). It's a very pleasant trail with beautiful scenery. Hardpack dirt surface. I was touring using 700x28 tires and had no problems...
08-15-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 365
Posted By Hondo6

As 70sSanO stated, you have to match shifters,...

As 70sSanO stated, you have to match shifters, cassette, and RD pull ratio. However, in "Shimano-land", a 9-speed RD has the same pull ratio as a 10-speed road RD. The two RDs should be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By maadfw

Thanks guys for all your suggestions. The LBS...

Thanks guys for all your suggestions. The LBS went out of their way to fix this issue. They first updated the firmware to the latest version and also found that the chainring wasn't fully tight and...
08-15-22, 04:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 365
Posted By 70sSanO

For index downtube shifters, you need SL-7700 if...

For index downtube shifters, you need SL-7700 if you are using a 9 speed cassette. The left (FD) shifter is friction so basically any FD can be used.

Any SIS mtb RD up to 9 speed and any SIS road...
08-14-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Ferguron

I only ever ride solo...

I only ever ride solo...
08-14-22, 03:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,005
Posted By Trakhak

I raced in the 1964 track nationals as a 13 year...

I raced in the 1964 track nationals as a 13 year old from Connecticut, at the Kissena Park velodrome in Queens, on a Helyett Speciale track bike with 10-ounce Dunlop tubulars. When we all lined up...
08-13-22, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Not even a bump on my head, but my shoulder and...

Not even a bump on my head, but my shoulder and chest have tightened up, and taking a deep breath hurts, aspirin seems to be managing the pain. Oddly, it feels a little good to get a little banged...
08-13-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By Camilo

I'd just put it in the C&V forum. Those guys know...

I'd just put it in the C&V forum. Those guys know everything and nobody will be offended if it happens to be less than vintage. And that benchmark is very fluid.
08-13-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 374
Posted By hw_user

Thanks, you are right. The fork was installed...

Thanks, you are right. The fork was installed backward.
08-13-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 21,226
Posted By terrymorse

Here are my recent 7 days. A pretty big workload,...

Here are my recent 7 days. A pretty big workload, as Iím training for an event in October.

Moving forward, Iíll be doing 2 hard climbing days a week, with the rest of the days easy/moderate. More...
08-13-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Ferguron

First Ever Century Ride - @ 53 Years Old

Today I did my first 100 mile ride...in my third year of riding real road bikes.

Weather was perfect. Completed in a little over 6 hours...I have come a long way from where I was a few years ago,...
08-13-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By SalsaShark

I use a #1 Phillip's screwdriver whose handle is...

I use a #1 Phillip's screwdriver whose handle is slightly smaller than the ID of the steerer to drive starnuts. Works good and the screwdriver fits through the threading in the starnut, giving you...
08-12-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By Polaris OBark

Owsley Stanley limited edition.

Owsley Stanley limited edition.
08-12-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5,241
Views: 601,229
Posted By capnjonny

1972 Schwinn Continental

This was the grail bike for me and my friends back when I was a wee lad. never got one till now when this 1972 example showed up at the bike Exchange. Outside of a few scratches this was in great...
08-12-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 285
Posted By prj71

I have yet to use a blast pump or air compressor...

I have yet to use a blast pump or air compressor to set up my tubeless tires on any of my mountain bikes, fat bikes or road bikes. I've set everyone one of them up with a hand pump.

2 methods have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,111
Posted By TennBent

Okay, let's try this again. I got the bike back...

Okay, let's try this again. I got the bike back from the shop yesterday and everything is as it should be. In addition to the other problems with the bike, they found that the rear derailleur hanger...
08-11-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 125
Posted By Ratspeed

I HAVE BEEN QUOTED! (I always love how official...

I HAVE BEEN QUOTED! (I always love how official those emails make it sound. :))

I will be absolutely sure to post updates. :) The bosses, I think I might be able to use some stainless steel...
08-11-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By garryg

Double Dose of Lemon

Could not resist picking up this duo at $50 Canadian. Schwinns are fairly rare north of the border....
08-11-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 570
Posted By 50PlusCycling

When I traveled for work I never had time to...

When I traveled for work I never had time to ride. Get up at 7 am, visit clients and attend meetings until at least 7 pm, review and sort out documents while eating dinner, and hopefully get to bed...
08-11-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,157
Posted By Bald Paul

Well, maybe not. :) I have a Mavic rear wheel...

Well, maybe not. :)
I have a Mavic rear wheel for Shimano 11 speed cassette (you would need a spacer for your 8 speed) that was only used indoors on a trainer. 20 spoke count with flat bladed...
08-10-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Posted By markk900

Grail Bike - but not in the way you might think

I finally caught a grail bike today - a Peugeot AO-8 from 1974 or 75Ö. What! Are Markís standards so out of whack a lowly entry level bike boom Pug is a grail bike?

Let me explain: I have owned...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By crklein3

New Shoes. Magic?

This weekend I got a new pair of Specialized Vent 7 Road shoes. Strapped them on and went for a ride. 22-23mph, barely any effort, these shoes are magic...
Then I turned around; into a headwind...
08-10-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By Chuckles1

Well said. When I reach about 15mph, hands go to...

Well said. When I reach about 15mph, hands go to the drops, poised on brakes if there are cars close by. You have to be right 100% of the time to avoid accidents. An ounce of prevention...
08-09-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 921
Posted By branko_76

10 Reasons Why I Like Early 1970's Raleigh Grand Prix

1) they have hard to service cottered cranks
2) headsets are difficult to adjust
3) frames are never aligned at the factory
4) bearing grease is dried up
5) they have chrome steel rims
6)...
08-08-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,211
Posted By familyguy

1991 frame -> 2010 groupset -> 2020 wheels ...

1991 frame -> 2010 groupset -> 2020 wheels

https://i.imgur.com/yRDwOB1.jpeg
08-08-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 708
Posted By Froyd Stellar

A 1985 Schwinn World Sport to inspire or infuriate

I fully understand that some people won't take kindly at the kind of bastardizing I inflicted on this poor Schwinn, but this "restoration" project was a lot of fun and a great learning experience for...
08-08-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 26,357
Views: 2,845,297
Posted By noonan

A day late, but yesterday I celebrated NBD with...

A day late, but yesterday I celebrated NBD with my first proper road ride in 30 years. Didn't realize how much I'd missed it. I'm too new for image upload, but it was a little over 30 miles out and...
08-07-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 893
Posted By krakhaus

I had a pet squirrel. He died last year. He was a...

I had a pet squirrel. He died last year. He was a great pet and I still miss him a lot....
08-07-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By droppedandlost

Here's where it started ...

Here's where it started

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/bjstart_9b6616ff16ae4e6210fc64a64aa4c64e5fe24eee.jpg
08-07-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 902
Posted By billytwosheds

My guess is a Centurion Le Mans, which came with...

My guess is a Centurion Le Mans, which came with 650C wheels (in smaller sizes) and Shimano Exage. The 105 bits, bars, repaint probably all happened around the same time.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,312
Posted By goose70

This news is alarming. If this catches on, other...

This news is alarming. If this catches on, other large companies might hire ad agencies to make their uber-capitalist corporate operation look like a lovable mom and pop roadside stand.
...
08-07-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4,560
Views: 712,622
Posted By Biker395

Finished up stages 6 and 7 of my ride across the...

Finished up stages 6 and 7 of my ride across the US by riding from Northfield MN, through Wisconsin, Michigan and Ontario, and down to Niagara Falls for a look see. Thanks to a local cyclist who...
08-06-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 262
Posted By Cynikal

Modern Raleigh Record Ace Frameset - $300

For sale is a 55cm pearl white Raleigh Record Ace frameset. $300 + whatever actual shipping. This is a lugged frame with a 1 1/8th threadless steerer, Cane Creek headset included. In overall great...
Forum: Foo
08-06-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 608
Posted By msalvetti

Here is a non-paywall link to the article. Easier...

Here is a non-paywall link to the article. Easier than watching these videos: https://www.chron.com/entertainment/article/How-a-Phoenix-record-store-owner-set-the-17354220.php

I haven't bought any...
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