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09-17-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By cyclic_eric

This could be an issue - it's fairly easy over...

This could be an issue - it's fairly easy over the years for a bike's frame or forks to get whacked out of alignment. Most good bike shops have the tools to check and realign fork ends, dropouts,...
08-14-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 840
Posted By cyclic_eric

A clear case of Knee Cancer. The highly trained...

A clear case of Knee Cancer. The highly trained medics here at Bike Forums can perform the requisite knee-ectomy. Your knees will be replaced with 50-year-old Campagnolo equipment and they will work...
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By cyclic_eric

It certainly depends on the local market. That...

It certainly depends on the local market. That is a beautiful, unusual, historic bike. Here in the SF Bay Area your phone would be ringing off the hook at $1,000.
Forum: Introductions
07-29-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 98
Posted By cyclic_eric

Why not describe the bike? Or describe your...

Why not describe the bike? Or describe your purchase? Or tell us why you bought the bike? What color? Any stickers? Any story?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By cyclic_eric

In your photo, those look like Look-style pedals,...

In your photo, those look like Look-style pedals, not platform types.
If you're going with toe-clip pedals, I recommend "Giro VR Rumble cycling" shoes....
Forum: Touring
07-24-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By cyclic_eric

I disagree with your wording, "might be" - you...

I disagree with your wording, "might be" - you definitely Are Crazy and, Completely off the rails!
However, I am very f-ing jealous. You da man!
What are your plans for returning?
Billy Joel's...
07-24-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,525
Posted By cyclic_eric

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Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By cyclic_eric

I did a quick search for a silver 1980 Holdsworth...

I did a quick search for a silver 1980 Holdsworth Professional and found the following bike. It doesn't sound like yours, but is illustrative. This type of bike would likely be listed for around...
Forum: Introductions
06-14-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 407
Posted By cyclic_eric

Who are you, cycling wise - what type of bike...

Who are you, cycling wise - what type of bike rides do you like? Where? There's an interesting post.
Describe the bike in question and why do you want to share a picture? There's another post.
06-06-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By cyclic_eric

Thanks to you both. I didn't take close-up...

Thanks to you both. I didn't take close-up pictures, but both the frame and forks are 753. It is a rare bike, but the build has been verified by several sources.
:beer:
06-05-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By cyclic_eric

hmm - maybe a thread is needed showing bikes...

hmm - maybe a thread is needed showing bikes purchased, traded, or refurbished from other BF members?
06-04-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By cyclic_eric

n = 3, a 1985 Holdsworth

I am now the happy owner of the 1985 Holdsworth pictured below.

The previous owner was another Bike Forum member, Verktyg (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/verktyg-61614.html) (Chas). A great...
06-04-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,907
Posted By cyclic_eric

Bifters or maybe, “front levers” :lol:

Bifters

or maybe, “front levers”

:lol:
06-04-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,468
Posted By cyclic_eric

I’ve recently experimented with the same ideas! ...

I’ve recently experimented with the same ideas! I have 3 road bikes to compare measurements on. My fit on each bike, relative to the bottom bracket, is within 0.5 cm.

Putting a bathroom scale...
05-18-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By cyclic_eric

Beautiful. Have you taken it out for a good ride...

Beautiful. Have you taken it out for a good ride yet?
Will it fit 25mm tires? Whatever, superb.
04-28-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,730
Posted By cyclic_eric

Latex tubes also help, in my opinion. I also...

Latex tubes also help, in my opinion. I also like the old GP4000's and agree with most of the statements above.
Too, it depends on your riding conditions - I don't recommend the GP4000's for gravel...
04-22-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,525
Posted By cyclic_eric

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Forum: Introductions
04-18-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By cyclic_eric

Welcome aboard AMDG! I too am a fan of bikes...

Welcome aboard AMDG!
I too am a fan of bikes from the 70's and 80's, so I am looking forward to seeing your stable.
Cheers
04-13-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By cyclic_eric

The LR01 looks alright to me. But 25 lbs. is a...

The LR01 looks alright to me. But 25 lbs. is a bit hefty... 750 euros
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By cyclic_eric

Practice changing and inflating a tube, to make...

Practice changing and inflating a tube, to make sure you can do so on the side of a road.
Check a few suggestions for your recommended psi, depending on tire size and your weight.
After you get a...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,150
Posted By cyclic_eric

selling the smaller one? Do you know top tube...

selling the smaller one? Do you know top tube lengths on these classics?
Are they the standard white paint with black lugs, or something exotic? 😄
A list of some of the major components will help...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,150
Posted By cyclic_eric

The 10 post rule is not that hard to achieve. ...

The 10 post rule is not that hard to achieve. Why do you have two PX-10's? What are your plans for them? Answer, and get two posts accomplished.
03-27-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,699
Posted By cyclic_eric

It's a hassle, I sympathize. I wear contacts for...

It's a hassle, I sympathize. I wear contacts for rides and have two shades of sunglasses at home, regular and light tint - I estimate which one will be the better to take on the ride and only bring...
03-22-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 793
Posted By cyclic_eric

An orange bike is always worth re-sharing: ...

An orange bike is always worth re-sharing: Unfortunately, (fortunately) BFisher's and jamesdak's bikes are a little too large for me :thumb:
03-22-21, 12:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 793
Posted By cyclic_eric

I did find this one, a 1990, in the "Just how big...

I did find this one, a 1990, in the "Just how big Is the Miyata Cult?" thread...
03-21-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 793
Posted By cyclic_eric

An Ironman from the late 80's does look tempting...

An Ironman from the late 80's does look tempting - I like the traditional paint scheme compared to others of theirs. While searching for examples, I came across these bikes in other threads...
...
03-21-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 793
Posted By cyclic_eric

That blue Cinelli is gorgeous! And very...

That blue Cinelli is gorgeous!
And very practical too, I could put a rack on the back and use it to shop for groceries...

A Tesch 101 sounds excellent. Though not too many have ridden one -...
03-21-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 793
Posted By cyclic_eric

Looks promising... are you talking about a bonded...

Looks promising... are you talking about a bonded titanium one like this?...
03-21-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 793
Posted By cyclic_eric

Thanks merziac. Of the bikes you recommended, the...

Thanks merziac. Of the bikes you recommended, the Bianchi SC looks like it may be a quick handler.
Though I'm judging by the distance from the rear wheel to the seat tube, and the fork rake, which I...
03-21-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 793
Posted By cyclic_eric

(A) Sad, but true (B) Didn't older frames come...

(A) Sad, but true
(B) Didn't older frames come with even longer wheelbases? Didn't brazing / lug making abilities improve as the bike boom went along? Yes, if a bike came originally with 5-speed,...
03-21-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 793
Posted By cyclic_eric

I too like certain groupsets. I particularly like...

I too like certain groupsets. I particularly like Campagnolo's monoplanar brakes, even if they weren't particularly good. What I'm wondering about in this thread is, what are the great bikes from the...
03-20-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 793
Posted By cyclic_eric

Suggestions for my next C&V bike?

I’d like it to be steel, but geared for climbing, from approximately the 1980 – 1995 era. It's a flexible date range. Probably 7-speed downtube shifters, or maybe Ergo/STI 8 or 9-speed.

For...
03-15-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,727
Posted By cyclic_eric

This question is another reason for n+1 I...

This question is another reason for n+1

I have 3 road bikes, one with STI brake-shifters, one with Suntour bar end / barcon shifters, and one with Simplex down tube shifters.

If you can only...
02-11-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By cyclic_eric

Great news you aren't suffering from perineum...

Great news you aren't suffering from perineum pain! In my own opinion, a hard leather saddle without a central cutout is almost guaranteed to deliver perineum pain.
Consider a modern design. ...
02-05-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By cyclic_eric

Fun clicking ...

Fun clicking
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01-28-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By cyclic_eric

There's only a few ones left of the 2017-2020...

There's only a few ones left of the 2017-2020 models that are available on the eBay/Craigslist/Facebook marketplace... only a few 100 thousand available... absolutely trivial differences from...
01-15-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,727
Posted By cyclic_eric

Very true - look to make sure the pavement ahead...

Very true - look to make sure the pavement ahead is smooth before taking your hand off the bars to shift.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,699
Posted By cyclic_eric

Every dollar spent on the bike will get you more...

Every dollar spent on the bike will get you more than ten miles of good riding.
Sorry to hear about the shoulder injuries! Bummer. Well, if you have to lay off riding, this is the season to do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,699
Posted By cyclic_eric

Mooo ! That is a beauty. It looks like you...

Mooo !
That is a beauty. It looks like you opted for a heavy-duty Gatorskin on the rear. But it appears only 1/4" clearance to the seat tube?
It looks like a 56-57cm? You probably don't like it....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,699
Posted By cyclic_eric

:beer: That's good Rick, I hope California will...

:beer: That's good Rick, I hope California will show you some nicer roads soon.
Speaking of tires, I love those light GP4000's but a little deeper into winter I'll be putting on GP 4-Seasons on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,699
Posted By cyclic_eric

A nice day is still a nice day, isn't it? Even...

A nice day is still a nice day, isn't it? Even better not to be bandaged with road rash from a nasty downhill blow-out. Time to order some nice tires... get in a walk..
12-12-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,497
Posted By cyclic_eric

Some of the explanation can be put down to...

Some of the explanation can be put down to positioning, with knees nearly hitting handlebar tops and full body weight assisting....
12-08-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,833
Posted By cyclic_eric

Thanks for pointing out the rustines.fr website...

Thanks for pointing out the rustines.fr website SurferRosa.
I can report that the non-aero Soma hoods I recently purchased are very nice.
11-24-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 64,009
Views: 9,873,720
Posted By cyclic_eric

This looks good, if you're near Eugene, Oregon ...

This looks good, if you're near Eugene, Oregon
$555
https://eugene.craigslist.org/bik/d/eugene-campagnolo-79-raleigh-team/7219129782.html...
10-21-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,323
Posted By cyclic_eric

These two ideas look good to me. I haven't yet...

These two ideas look good to me. I haven't yet tried them though.

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10-15-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By cyclic_eric

Looking around online, I think you figured it out...

Looking around online, I think you figured it out Brad L - thanks!
It appears they're no longer available.
10-15-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By cyclic_eric

Not that anyone asked, but I'd say the tiger...

Not that anyone asked, but I'd say the tiger stripe bar tape goes pretty well with the orange paint.
But I just can't stand the green tires on the MB! :lol:
10-15-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By cyclic_eric

Thanks davester. True enough, external cam. ...

Thanks davester. True enough, external cam. Though inferior for grit, external cams do look tough, imo.
10-15-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By cyclic_eric

Who makes this elegant quick release?

I saw this classy lever online, without any way to I.D.
Who made/makes it? Are they available somewhere? Are quick release levers generally interchangeable, so I could put these on my older pair of...
09-06-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,267
Posted By cyclic_eric

Wowzer! There are some exceptionally beautiful...

Wowzer! There are some exceptionally beautiful bikes in this thread. :thumb:
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