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Forum: Touring
02-04-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 176
Posted By adventurepdx

From your proposed start point of Solvang, I'm...

From your proposed start point of Solvang, I'm guessing that you'd take Amtrak up to SLO, correct? If so, you'd be taking the Pacific Surfliner. Unlike most of the other Amtrak routes, where bikes...
12-06-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 22,755
Posted By adventurepdx

Glad this thread got revived. Since this thread...

Glad this thread got revived. Since this thread has started, I've had two drop-bar three speeds:
The first was a 50's Rudge that was given to me and I had fixed up. I had this for two years, from...
01-24-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26,686
Views: 3,903,163
Posted By adventurepdx

When I got my first set of Col de la Vies, I...

When I got my first set of Col de la Vies, I didn't like them that much. They looked good, but I did get a number of flats (especially slow leaks of unknown origin.)

The Col de la Vies are rated...
01-12-22, 01:30 AM
Replies: 26,686
Views: 3,903,163
Posted By adventurepdx

Cities change, folks. Sometimes it won't be to...

Cities change, folks. Sometimes it won't be to your liking, either. And nostalgia and getting older will mean that you'll pine for some time in the past. But you can't expect the place you live to be...
11-25-21, 01:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 28,758
Posted By adventurepdx

I won't comment on that. Instead I'll comment on...

I won't comment on that. Instead I'll comment on you misspelling the name of the bike. :p



Yes, it most likely has the 21.1 stem. But don't let it be a deal breaker, I believe Kalloy makes a...
09-24-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,165
Posted By adventurepdx

I don't live in Seattle, nor do I own a cargo...

I don't live in Seattle, nor do I own a cargo bike.
But I do know that G&O Family Cyclery in Greenwood specializes in cargo bikes:
https://familycyclery.com/
08-09-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26,686
Views: 3,903,163
Posted By adventurepdx

I'm guessing yours is older than about 1985....

I'm guessing yours is older than about 1985. Those had "Constitution State" on top, "Connecticut" on bottom. Around 1985 (I think when the state switched from only-rear needed to both front-and-back...
08-09-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26,686
Views: 3,903,163
Posted By adventurepdx

+1 on that sentiment. I get that selling bikes...

+1 on that sentiment. I get that selling bikes can be frustrating and it's nice to vent every once in awhile, but if you live in an area where bikes are undervalued, you are not going to sell your...
08-09-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 26,686
Views: 3,903,163
Posted By adventurepdx

Shout-out to the old blue Connecticut license...

Shout-out to the old blue Connecticut license plate in the workshed!
Mine:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50752537833_4cccb6c109_z.jpg

Edit: Looks like Mike's is older than mine.
05-31-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26,686
Views: 3,903,163
Posted By adventurepdx

A Raleigh Wayfarer was the first British three...

A Raleigh Wayfarer was the first British three speed I owned. I bought mine in 2010 and had it for five years. I can't find any US-based info on it, leading me to believe that it was a UK only model....
05-23-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,109
Posted By adventurepdx

Well, who said we were going to consent to your...

Well, who said we were going to consent to your membership, anyway? :p

(Does reverse psychology work on you?)
05-20-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,109
Posted By adventurepdx

You rang? :) Shawn of Society of Three...

You rang? :)

Shawn of Society of Three Speeds here. And note, it's Shawn with a W, not "u". I mean, you showed my biz card in the photo, gugie :p
Also, to be pedantic, the proper abbreviation is...
05-08-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,691
Posted By adventurepdx

Hey there, tahlwin! The route that you're...

Hey there, tahlwin!

The route that you're planning is pretty decent. But if it were me, I'd do it in reverse order, going counter-clockwise vs. the clockwise direction. Here are a couple reasons...
04-20-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26,686
Views: 3,903,163
Posted By adventurepdx

As for 80s Japanese three speeds, the best one...

As for 80s Japanese three speeds, the best one I've heard about is (of course) Miyata. One day I hope to cross paths with one:...
02-22-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 26,686
Views: 3,903,163
Posted By adventurepdx

I love my Crested Butte! Yes, the reach is...

I love my Crested Butte! Yes, the reach is looooong. This is the era (early-mid 80s) when mountain bike geometry was still based on pre-war Schwinn cruisers. Good swept-back handlebars will alleviate...
02-21-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 26,686
Views: 3,903,163
Posted By adventurepdx

Correct, that is a Tektro 559 brake caliper. My...

Correct, that is a Tektro 559 brake caliper. My Superbe is from 1968, no worries about braze-ons for me.
Here is a source:
https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=48624
01-05-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 26,686
Views: 3,903,163
Posted By adventurepdx

Thanks for the clarification. It's just that...

Thanks for the clarification. It's just that "hipster" is a loaded term these days. It's usually used in a derogatory sense, i.e. no one positively calls someone/something a "hipster". So it's pretty...
01-01-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 194,968
Posted By adventurepdx

Not mine, but spotted on the streets of Portland,...

Not mine, but spotted on the streets of Portland, Oregon last month: A '92 XO1! Once again, not mine....
12-31-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 26,686
Views: 3,903,163
Posted By adventurepdx

I hate talking on the phone. Hate. Didn't like it...

I hate talking on the phone. Hate. Didn't like it much before cell phones and the like, either, and yes, I am old enough to grow up using a rotary dial phone.
Texting gets to the point. No...
12-22-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 194,968
Posted By adventurepdx

Not mine, but spotted on the streets of Portland,...

Not mine, but spotted on the streets of Portland, Oregon a couple weeks ago: A 1992 XO1:...
12-14-20, 01:47 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 194,968
Posted By adventurepdx

You'd figure for that price they'd at least have...

You'd figure for that price they'd at least have the decency to put a grip on the right side.
12-02-20, 01:27 AM
Replies: 26,686
Views: 3,903,163
Posted By adventurepdx

While the particular Hercules above may be a bit...

While the particular Hercules above may be a bit overpriced, I also don't think there's anything bad going with 70's Raleigh bikes. Yes, yes, yes, the 50's ones are "better", but they are also not as...
03-23-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By adventurepdx

I've been surprised how much that driving a...

I've been surprised how much that driving a route, even while thinking about it in a "Would I bike this?" context, is not the same as actually riding a route. Even if you are in a small vehicle or...
03-13-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26,686
Views: 3,903,163
Posted By adventurepdx

Oh yes, I saw that post. But when BigChief said...

Oh yes, I saw that post. But when BigChief said "a while back", I think they were meaning further than "the last post.";);)
12-17-19, 01:35 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 30,118
Posted By adventurepdx

The difference between uni-crown and brazed crown...

The difference between uni-crown and brazed crown has less to do with model and more with year. By 1986, they had switched to uni-crown, before that, brazed. Same with shoulder-strap braze ons.
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12-17-19, 01:20 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 30,118
Posted By adventurepdx

A nice looking Teton, indeed!

A nice looking Teton, indeed!
10-14-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26,686
Views: 3,903,163
Posted By adventurepdx

FYI: Schwalbe is now making their Delta Cruisers...

FYI: Schwalbe is now making their Delta Cruisers in "whitewall" which is really more the cream color they use for the all-cream tires. Still looks good. I put a pair on my Superbe. Now if they only...
Forum: Touring
09-09-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,984
Posted By adventurepdx

Okay, here's mine: A custom Bantam designed...

Okay, here's mine: A custom Bantam designed around wide 26 inch tires (which can also be switched to 650B, due to disc brakes.) Right now I've got some Schwalbe Fat Franks which are 2.35" or 60 mm...
Forum: Touring
09-02-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,295
Posted By adventurepdx

Additionally, here's all the pertinent info for...

Additionally, here's all the pertinent info for taking bikes on Amtrak:
https://www.amtrak.com/bike
https://www.amtrak.com/onboard/bring-your-bicycle-onboard/bike-faqs.html

And a handy-dandy...
10-16-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26,686
Views: 3,903,163
Posted By adventurepdx

There is a difference between steady incline and...

There is a difference between steady incline and short, steep hills. Portland's got both. I appreciate a low of around 40" when I hit those hills at 5-8% grade.

In any case (and without arguing...
02-10-16, 10:52 PM
Replies: 26,686
Views: 3,903,163
Posted By adventurepdx

Velocivixen, you present a tough question,...

Velocivixen, you present a tough question, whether you are a three speed gal or not. An old hi-ten British three speed with steel wheels isn't going to ride the same as a chromoly road bike, plain...
11-25-15, 05:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 30,118
Posted By adventurepdx

You rang? ;) (and thanks for the compliments!)...

You rang? ;)
(and thanks for the compliments!)

I'd love to see pics of the OP's Crested Butte. I'm no expert, but I don't think it's a 1987. According to this, the Crested Butte was only...
11-11-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26,686
Views: 3,903,163
Posted By adventurepdx

I wouldn't call it "gung-ho" to put distances on...

I wouldn't call it "gung-ho" to put distances on a three speed. I use mine regularly for commuting, and that's 12 miles there, but on a typical day combined with errands it could be 20.

And let's...
10-01-15, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26,686
Views: 3,903,163
Posted By adventurepdx

Personally, no. I did a lot of major...

Personally, no.

I did a lot of major upgrades to my Raleigh Wayfarer. True, it was never a pristine machine, with its mismatched fenders, one piece handlebar-stem, and what looked like children's...
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