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07-20-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,292
Posted By USAZorro

If ubiquity is the criteria, the Raleigh Super...

If ubiquity is the criteria, the Raleigh Super Course needs to be on the list. My take on "sport touring" is that if there are fittings for racks and panniers, it's more likely to be "touring" than...
07-19-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,241
Posted By USAZorro

I'll spare folks the pictures of the 1970-ish...

I'll spare folks the pictures of the 1970-ish Eriol frame that I picked up a bit over a year ago. Hasn't been properly built up yet (never seen another Eriol, so despite it's ordinary-ness, it must...
07-18-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,697
Posted By USAZorro

Thanks for organizing this again. Vuelta could...

Thanks for organizing this again. Vuelta could be incredible, and am anticipating it. Hoping to thread the needle and being back to work by then, yet able to watch it.

p.s. - I've heard no calls...
07-14-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,697
Posted By USAZorro

Nothing against your beverage. If there were a...

Nothing against your beverage. If there were a rider named Merlot, I wouldn't be able to say that. :innocent:
The race is not yet over, but today's stage is close to what I hopefully imagined...
07-06-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,037
Posted By USAZorro

Man, Peter got abused about 5 times in the last...

Man, Peter got abused about 5 times in the last 2K.
06-09-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,361
Posted By USAZorro

I have two bicycles that can't take anything...

I have two bicycles that can't take anything wider than 23's. They're two of my most desirable machines, but they don't get ridden a whole lot.

Thanks to all posting here who help to lessen...
06-09-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,947
Posted By USAZorro

Other side of the coin... reminds me of an...

Other side of the coin... reminds me of an instance when some guy responded to one of my Craigslist offerings about a dozen years ago. I was listing a fully overhauled 198x Schwinn Traveler for...
05-27-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,376
Posted By USAZorro

My slow motion build for my wife. Stripped the...

My slow motion build for my wife. Stripped the paint and sent for blasting. I acquired this from a very generous individual here. It's evidently a 1991 Raleigh Team with alloy lugs and 753 tubing....
05-20-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,089
Posted By USAZorro

rhm is correct. Angelus makes very high quality...

rhm is correct. Angelus makes very high quality products.

Not too long ago (in vintage terms, 3-4 years or so), I acquired am rhm saddle (first of two so far), and I painted it with a mixture of...
05-20-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,552
Posted By USAZorro

I'm not sure whether or not to feel reassured...

I'm not sure whether or not to feel reassured that Ineos got Egan's microdosing issues sorted out.
05-07-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 6,368
Posted By USAZorro

It's good to be the King. Is it better to...

It's good to be the King.

Is it better to be basking in glory, or Baskin in Robbins?
03-24-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,812
Posted By USAZorro

Ooooh! Something I can do. ...

Ooooh! Something I can do.


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a little guguficazione....
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03-23-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,532
Posted By USAZorro

Seems much more recent than it was, but I once...

Seems much more recent than it was, but I once transgressed - though only for a season. Fr Ramos convinced me to part ways with this unwieldy abomination.
...
02-15-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,100
Posted By USAZorro

:lol: No. Not that one. It's this mere...

:lol: No. Not that one.

It's this mere mortal 15-speed. (my what large tires you have)

...
02-14-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,100
Posted By USAZorro

Pencil me in... in pencil. I never intended to...

Pencil me in... in pencil. I never intended to be out of work, but here it is 4 months in and still looking to get something in my field. No job = no trip. New job may also = no trip.

Good news...
02-05-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,300
Posted By USAZorro

I know just a smidge above nada when it comes to...

I know just a smidge above nada when it comes to carbon, but my general policy is, "if catastrophic failure seems an option, hell no" applies here. Maybe you can put these on a trainer for a while...
02-04-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 10,145
Posted By USAZorro

I purchased this from sloar. The gearing is...

I purchased this from sloar. The gearing is genius. Not sure if he gets credit for making it this way, or for having the sense to realize it didn't need tweaking. Still hoping for a Cino that I...
01-26-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,086
Posted By USAZorro

You left out: - Because I feel like it. :D

You left out:
- Because I feel like it. :D
01-24-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,086
Posted By USAZorro

The short answer is: for fun. Expanded...

The short answer is: for fun.

Expanded explanation: Well, when you have a Raleigh Super Course frame that has a "too far gone to keep" original finish, and you're lacking a 3-speed, but 3...
01-23-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,382
Posted By USAZorro

Compare to the lugs and top tube braze-ons of the...

Compare to the lugs and top tube braze-ons of the C-Itoh that is sitting on my trainer until I can come across a mixte. (I would have passed on it if it didn't have two fresh tires in a size I...
01-22-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,086
Posted By USAZorro

I may come back to ask for that visual. ...

I may come back to ask for that visual.



The RD works like a charm. I am 99.99% certain that I'd have no issues shifting if I could bring the FD down farther (to within 3-5mm of the rings). ...
01-19-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,159
Posted By USAZorro

That would be an incorrect guess. :) ...

That would be an incorrect guess. :)

Several of those are my wife's bicycles. :thumb:
01-18-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,159
Posted By USAZorro

Oh what a door has been opened with this thread. ...

Oh what a door has been opened with this thread. :roflmao2:

Here are some of the Raleighs... I have several other bicycles from other makers also.

...
12-08-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,412
Posted By USAZorro

Raleigh Fireball DTR coaster (single speed...

Raleigh Fireball DTR coaster (single speed coaster brake) - in gold. (thanks to whomever loaded the catalog)

...
12-06-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,861
Posted By USAZorro

I am a minimalist. Why put a treasured bicycle...

I am a minimalist. Why put a treasured bicycle somewhere that it will collect sweat? I'd hate to ride this tank out on the road, but on the trainer... all the negatives just don't matter. Though...
11-20-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,196
Posted By USAZorro

I had to go back in time a few years to find a...

I had to go back in time a few years to find a NDS picture. This was how the Competition looked pre-gugificazione.

...
11-13-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,277
Posted By USAZorro

Beautiful. Will be interested to hear what you...

Beautiful. Will be interested to hear what you think of it after you ride it. I acquired a 1974 (no longer with an original set up, but with a configuration that works very well) from sloar a...
11-12-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,036
Posted By USAZorro

I know someone who built an airplane in his...

I know someone who built an airplane in his basement. From the start he had a plan to get it out, but that plan required opening a hole in one wall of the basement. His story...
11-11-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,036
Posted By USAZorro

I'm thinking of gardening and woodworking... and...

I'm thinking of gardening and woodworking... and perhaps trying my hand at building a kayak or canoe.
11-11-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,036
Posted By USAZorro

Doomsday... errrr... retirement prepping. I...

Doomsday... errrr... retirement prepping. I enjoy the mechanical aspect of the hobby and the riding, but need to get back to doing more riding and less wrenching. I expect to have other creative...
11-11-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 972
Posted By USAZorro

Possibly this is a 1973 build that was made just...

Possibly this is a 1973 build that was made just before the new serial scheme went into effect?
11-10-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 972
Posted By USAZorro

ok - I see pictures now. I agree with it being a...

ok - I see pictures now. I agree with it being a Record, built in Ireland. The graphics aren't what I'd expect from a 1970 (they had different script and an oval headbadge). It's possible that it...
11-10-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 972
Posted By USAZorro

Any pictures? A serial number? Seatpost...

Any pictures? A serial number? Seatpost diameter? Color combination? It's really had to identify a frame based on the components, as they can be - and often are changed over the lifetime of a...
11-08-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,435
Posted By USAZorro

One "bike change" away from the triple. ...

One "bike change" away from the triple. :innocent:

Hoping to see some return to normal (if not in 2021, hopefully in 2022). Things have been turbulent here as well. Broadcast rules and recent...
10-30-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,435
Posted By USAZorro

I have to confess. My hospice nurse has been the...

I have to confess. My hospice nurse has been the key to my competitiveness. :innocent:
10-29-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,435
Posted By USAZorro

This is the sort of stage I picked Cavagna and...

This is the sort of stage I picked Cavagna and Peters for. No idea how they feel, but they're plucky riders who could possibly pull something off.
10-26-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,704
Posted By USAZorro

Translation: There's been a pharmaceutical...

Translation: There's been a pharmaceutical breakthrough. :innocent:
10-25-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,704
Posted By USAZorro

MTBrider had me sweating bullets. ooga-booga is...

MTBrider had me sweating bullets. ooga-booga is always a force. If poor Daryl hasn't been left to bleed out in a bathtub somewhere south of the equator, the kidney snatcher can't be left without...
10-24-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,566
Posted By USAZorro

Tubeless tires. I could see an attraction if I...

Tubeless tires. I could see an attraction if I lived where there are goatheads, but I don't. Very intentionally.
Electronic shifting. I fantasize about having a unit that effectively jams every unit...
10-20-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,435
Posted By USAZorro

You have no idea how awesome I'd be at this... or...

You have no idea how awesome I'd be at this... or managing a team in the English Premier League. :innocent:

Seriously though. Whomever they have doing the planning and hiring is delusional.
10-20-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,435
Posted By USAZorro

I think any of us could replace whomever is...

I think any of us could replace whomever is calling the shots at Israel Start up. The only rider on their squad (current or future) that I'd lobby to retain in their apparent roles is Dowsett...
10-19-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,043
Posted By USAZorro

Rather un-thought-through statement, imo. ...

Rather un-thought-through statement, imo. First-off he's a lot closer to 30 than 20. Second, whatever the measured transmission rate it, the virus has the capacity to adversely affect pulminary and...
10-16-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,704
Posted By USAZorro

Whomever called Ulissi - savvy choice. I'm not...

Whomever called Ulissi - savvy choice. I'm not thrilled that UAE is accumulating a stable of talented young riders, but have to think - who the hell ate Molteni sausage? :innocent:
10-15-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,704
Posted By USAZorro

Great read at that link. There have been several...

Great read at that link. There have been several times when an Onion article took a minute to register as a fake.

Raising a Shiner Bock to the forum.
10-15-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,704
Posted By USAZorro

Never write off someone merely because their...

Never write off someone merely because their parents have challenges with spelling.
10-13-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,704
Posted By USAZorro

Geraint was quick to post a gif, so perhaps...

Geraint was quick to post a gif, so perhaps there's some spite at work. Making the whole peloton think, "who's next"? :innocent:
10-13-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,704
Posted By USAZorro

Peter! Monkey is off the back.

Peter! Monkey is off the back.
10-11-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 23,587
Posted By USAZorro

Good to see another young American displaying...

Good to see another young American displaying some promise. Note that very few of them live up to the highest expectations. It's a rough sport.

Tejay used to participate in the Road Forum here...
10-08-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,704
Posted By USAZorro

Hope Demare crashes. lol Actually, I'd...

Hope Demare crashes. lol

Actually, I'd rather see Peter dust him.
10-02-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,706
Posted By USAZorro

Interesting fireplace. Have had a '71-ish...

Interesting fireplace.

Have had a '71-ish Fuji Finest for about 15 years and 3 or 4 configurations. Has been through many miles and 3 Seagulls with me. Even saw me safely over a very bewildered...
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