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08-02-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 502
Posted By Wildwood

Living in very hilly and mountainous areas,...

Living in very hilly and mountainous areas, 'speed' has never been a big deal to me. It's been about gearing, heart rate and recovery as well as time in the saddle. Every ride is a workout, whether...
08-01-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 251
Posted By Wildwood

Goal for August = keep the rubber side down. ...

Goal for August = keep the rubber side down.

Mileage will depend on where the smoke from western fires is carried.
07-30-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 702
Posted By Wildwood

if you pack it in, be prepared to pack it...

if you pack it in,
be prepared
to pack it out.

courtesy of
Wilderness Rangers worldwide.



I have stopped several 'hobbies' with my advancing years. Part of the decision each time was...
07-30-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 463
Posted By Wildwood

Even as an oldie, waiting for the road version of this

Even as an old guy
who has vintage and modernish bikes
beyond his ability to ride them all 'regularly' -
I might buy the road version of this bike.
Surely, it must be coming.
From somewhere.
CF...
07-29-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,694
Posted By Wildwood

Our USA auto tradition says that when...

Our USA auto tradition says that when stopping/approaching at an intersection the vehicle on the right has the right-of-way. Roundabouts in USA are only a couple of decades in use; then add the above...
07-29-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,583
Posted By Wildwood

apologies, no deer content this post. Only sharing...

... the thread's stream of pleasure. Thru the American Alps - our scenic northern roadway east to the Okanagan....
07-28-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,583
Posted By Wildwood

This one? Data a decade old but from July of...

This one? Data a decade old but from July of that year. Never saw a deer across the whole of the Great State of Washington. Luckily, I guess....
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,342
Posted By Wildwood

i read many of the replies, but not all. ...

i read many of the replies, but not all.

Someone said meditation & yoga. Subsets of what you seek. Search for contentment. Maybe volunteering gets there. More time with family activities. ...
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 286
Posted By Wildwood

There are some problems where the best solution...

There are some problems where the best solution is the to Just Say No. Like….at the dining table & drive thru.

Funny how personal self control is no longer valued, and excused away in the face of...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 286
Posted By Wildwood

The side effects of all the latest drugs...

The side effects of all the latest drugs advertised is a mile long, often includes Death. :eek:

Americans need to stop taking so many magic pills. Diet changes and increased activity would make a...
07-27-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
Posted By Wildwood

Every day above ground for oldsters should be a...

Every day above ground for oldsters should be a blessing - forget the stages - the alternative is not better.
07-24-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By Wildwood

In a large size this frameset is one all-time...

In a large size this frameset is one all-time favorite of mine.
VN and Olympian.
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07-23-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,147
Posted By Wildwood

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Banesto didn't ride DeRosa, but I did not possess Pinarello back then.
...
07-22-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,513
Posted By Wildwood

The look of 'no cables/housing' has the best...

The look of 'no cables/housing' has the best visual impact (IMHO) when the internal routing starts at the handlebars. That totally clean and aero appearance up front also likely has the best...
07-21-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17,603
Views: 1,930,781
Posted By Wildwood

Always grateful to post this thread

Just a ride - pavement, gravel trail, hills, rural-ish.
Pics....
07-20-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,293
Posted By Wildwood

Austro Daimler called a series of bikes "fast...

Austro Daimler called a series of bikes "fast touring".
Vent Noir and Olympian used 531 butted tubing, 73* head angle, single set of eyelets at dropouts&forkends...
07-20-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By Wildwood

Newbaum’s cloth tape is just a tad longer, so I...

Newbaum’s cloth tape is just a tad longer, so I use that. Sorry cannot help on perceived change to Velox. [edit: as I remember, a tad is about 3", in this case]...
07-19-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 961
Posted By Wildwood

I live in an unincorporated part of our big...

I live in an unincorporated part of our big Seattle county - King County.

On most roads around my home, we get nothing. Bike lanes?, hahahaha, the white line is often the edge of the pavement with...
07-18-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,242
Posted By Wildwood

Why ride anything else? At C&V prices you owe...

Why ride anything else?
At C&V prices you owe it to yourself every time you swing a leg.
Just do it.
With quality tubulars....
07-18-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 774
Posted By Wildwood

My bigger worry than spinning out 56X11 - is...

My bigger worry than spinning out 56X11 - is trying to turn the 44X26 on the last 10% climb home. :p
07-18-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25,973
Views: 2,663,329
Posted By Wildwood

Been riding the vintage bikes a lot lately. Over...

Been riding the vintage bikes a lot lately. Over to issaquah is about 25, a run to Redmond (Marymoor Park) bumps the length to 45mi.

Ride on.
...
07-17-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By Wildwood

NOT a 50+ Forum jersey thread, or 65+ thread jersey

The 50+ Forum jersey seemed ... immature for my age.
The 60+; and 65+ Thread jerseys never happened.

So, ……sometimes you just take things into your own hands.

I like wool for Puget Sound...
07-15-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,295
Posted By Wildwood

Just outlandish how some people display...

Just outlandish how some people display themselves in public early in the morning after a fast gravel stretch.
It is important to conform to the norm, ... in wool.
Thinking Pink for the next hair...
07-15-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By Wildwood

I used to do bottles of that fabulous...

I used to do bottles of that fabulous Thunderbird....... but I don't recall being a cyclist then. :foo:
07-15-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,521
Posted By Wildwood

Brand name needed to answer. Herse? ...

Brand name needed to answer. Herse?

Constructeur, Handmade, or Production -

Unique or pedestrian.

Original paint, original components

how old, how much rust
07-13-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,321
Posted By Wildwood

Vintage roadies Austrian - 3 Belgium - 1 ...

Vintage roadies
Austrian - 3
Belgium - 1
Dutch - 1 = probably got the most miles last year
French - 1
German - 1
Irish - 1 (Irish branded UK Holdsworth)
Italian - 5
Spanish - 1
Swiss - 1
06-05-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Wildwood

Sounds like you have a great LBS for your next...

Sounds like you have a great LBS for your next acquisition. :thumb:
Buying from Forum members on C&V has never left me disappointed.

And my Holdsworth (branded as Irish Harding) is a favorite,...
06-04-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,906
Posted By Wildwood

I share non-fixie 's sentiment in Post#129. ...

I share non-fixie 's sentiment in Post#129.
And I admire the C&V Forum espcially, & BF overall for the 17year contribution to a hobby pursued for 1/2 my long lifetime.

I come to the Internet to...
06-03-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Wildwood

AndyK - :thumb::thumb: Changing...

AndyK - :thumb::thumb:


Changing tubulars and clinchers = no prob. :)
I can adjust brakes (almost all) and friction shifters (usually) with skill. :p
Fenders can be tough, given a fender...
06-03-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 15,048
Posted By Wildwood

Not sure who/what/where the bike was named after,...

Not sure who/what/where the bike was named after, but 2 Trek dealers have corrected my "Dough Main" pronunciation to Dough-Ma-NAY. :foo:



Best bike for you (the original poster)? Probably a...
06-03-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Wildwood

How easy is it to overhaul Campy Ergo shifters?

So my Campy 9 speed shifters still work ..... but the shifts have lost their mechanical feel. I can sense that a rebuild is in order in the near future.

Should I undertake this rebuild myself?...
06-01-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,411
Posted By Wildwood

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Chasing or running - may only be a matter of geographic perspective
06-01-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,131
Posted By Wildwood

Strava? .....it's bad enough when i...

Strava?



.....it's bad enough when i get pop-up ads for bras after my wife buys online. And she for tubular tires. :twitchy:


clear your handlebars, and your mind will follow.
06-01-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By Wildwood

Glad you made it work for you. Always nice to...

Glad you made it work for you. Always nice to finish a project successfully. :thumb:

I've moved away from 175 on 'new' builds, even 172.5. 170 is on a bunch of bikes now.


I have found the...
05-30-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,372
Posted By Wildwood

It does not have to be too expensive to get 'nose...

It does not have to be too expensive to get 'nose down' so the forward movement is more efficient.
Learn to look thru your bushy eyebrows, and don't forget your readers....
05-30-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,592
Posted By Wildwood

A lucky man I am. Of all the bikes owned ...

A lucky man I am.
Of all the bikes owned
the ones today
are the keepers,
I would say.
05-30-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,521
Posted By Wildwood

This was around 2011 - Puget Sound BF C&V ride. ...

This was around 2011 - Puget Sound BF C&V ride.
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05-30-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,521
Posted By Wildwood

Was it 2011? Yes, or close. Here are several...

Was it 2011? Yes, or close.
Here are several of my vintage bikes that got sold in one transaction to Lascauxcaveman.
I was downsizing. HaHaHa.
But I lived and built back bigger....
05-18-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 7,755
Posted By Wildwood

Counter steering. edit - indy beat me to it,...

Counter steering.

edit - indy beat me to it, by seconds.
05-18-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,436
Posted By Wildwood

In many mountainous areas, hiking trails that...

In many mountainous areas, hiking trails that were opened for bicycles many years have been trashed in the last couple.. E-mtbs have added to the problem faster than those who maintain the trails can...
05-17-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By Wildwood

Let's see your CCM bikes - Bike Forums...

Let's see your CCM bikes - Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/346180-let-s-see-your-ccm-bikes.html)
05-17-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 609,642
Posted By Wildwood

Worthy of a daytime pic with a friend doing the...

Worthy of a daytime pic with a friend doing the bike modeling.
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05-17-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,905
Posted By Wildwood

At 70, HTFU is for those who have something to...

At 70, HTFU is for those who have something to prove.

I have nothing to prove to anyone.
Including myself regarding masculine feats on or in the company of a bicycle.
Safer and more enjoyable...
05-17-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 609,642
Posted By Wildwood

Not last week, but this one was not too far west...

Not last week, but this one was not too far west of Yellowstone.
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05-17-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,556
Posted By Wildwood

As a former sales person (not bikes) every...

As a former sales person (not bikes) every customer needs to be approached a little differently.
The trick to sales is identifying how to treat a customer within the first 2 or 3 sentences.
...
05-13-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,167
Posted By Wildwood

Good for you. :thumb: I had vanilla panels...

Good for you. :thumb:

I had vanilla panels on my bespoke Bucket List once.......
05-12-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,354
Posted By Wildwood

Hey Mr. spudly - sir.... :p If there is extra...

Hey Mr. spudly - sir.... :p
If there is extra general stuff from earliest '80s - a poster, stickers, labels, AD headbadge or a white top tube decal Olympian, those would be something of value to...
05-11-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,901
Posted By Wildwood

Having seen this thread many times before.....I...

Having seen this thread many times before.....I skipped all the replies. ;) :roflmao2:

Reference: 70yo, 35 year road cyclist, No medications,
100mi/wk, 7-8mo/year has been the goal lately,...
05-10-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17,603
Views: 1,930,781
Posted By Wildwood

Glad to post this thread, as always.

Out to daughter’s house. Cut grass while they are OOT. Return after raiding the pantry for goodies.
Great weather coming this week for rides. Bit chilly mornings, but no showers.
...
05-09-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By Wildwood

Clear your handlebars and your mind will follow.

Clear your handlebars and your mind will follow.
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