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06-17-24, 08:46 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,749
Posted By Wildwood

The PX10 as configured with a 36 chainring + 28...

The PX10 as configured with a 36 chainring + 28 cog gets the min gear inches, so I could be in. But I would never put $24 tire+tube on a dedicated gravel bike. So I'm out of yet another budget build...
06-17-24, 06:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 898
Posted By Wildwood

Magic! ...

Magic!
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Italian magic...
06-17-24, 02:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,749
Posted By Wildwood

I think I paid about $200 for this classic...

I think I paid about $200 for this classic Peugeot. Front center is nearly 63cm and long chainstays even before moving to rear-most position in dropout. I have had knobby 33s on it to check...
06-16-24, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27,308
Views: 3,254,136
Posted By Wildwood

Always thankful to post this thread

Waited til mid afternoon for some warmer temps, about 60* and windy. Perfect for light long sleeve wool jersey.
Calfee TetraPro, Campy10....
06-13-24, 02:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,306
Posted By Wildwood

Buyers-market today should only be better at...

Buyers-market today should only be better at end-of-season sales in August. Selection being not as good later.

Going to a new bike from older ones, I agree that a test ride is best. For many...
06-12-24, 03:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,420
Posted By Wildwood

Here's my answer to the cycling 'uniform'...

Here's my answer to the cycling 'uniform' diss(es). Not really speaking about this thread, but in general.

1. If one rides long on a road type bicycle then padded shorts are a clear benefit.
2....
06-12-24, 07:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,306
Posted By Wildwood

Doohickie - Did you decide? Inquiring minds want...

Doohickie - Did you decide? Inquiring minds want to know if you went Trek or something a bit less common.

I always check bikes direct = to see what they offer at the Trek/Spec price. If you can...
06-12-24, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3,892
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Views: 692,546
Posted By Wildwood

I ride Hi-Ten steel proudly in an Italian motif. ...

I ride Hi-Ten steel proudly in an Italian motif. Oria tubing....
06-12-24, 07:22 AM
Replies: 27,308
Views: 3,254,136
Posted By Wildwood

Always grateful to post in this thread

I have been riding, just posting a bit less as it’s the usual places. I need a trip; in the mean time = usual place by the river on the gravel and enjoying some pleasant PNW weather, 60’s and dry....
06-11-24, 11:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,420
Posted By Wildwood

it's mad Twiggy, not vamp Twiggy. ...

it's mad Twiggy, not vamp Twiggy.



looks like she wants to ride to the Twin Peaks Cafe, NB, WA. Maybe join her?
06-05-24, 08:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,420
Posted By Wildwood

Walmart BSO rides Unbound Gravel? Could they finish?

You betcha!
Admittedly the 3 Kent single speed bikes were reassembled (after a new paint job) by experts, but still.....
...
06-04-24, 09:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,739
Posted By Wildwood

I have a Deda stem I took off after reading this...

I have a Deda stem I took off after reading this thread. Does anyone know when Deda will start selling framesets?


Also - Does anyone know where I can buy a dozen Cinelli bikes (60cm size) for my...
06-03-24, 08:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,592
Posted By Wildwood

My hands will not let me work like that anymore. ...

My hands will not let me work like that anymore. Nice work, BTW rsbob
06-03-24, 01:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,592
Posted By Wildwood

rsbob - nice gym. Ever want to work-out at an...

rsbob - nice gym. Ever want to work-out at an alternative gym? Free membership!
06-01-24, 02:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,822
Posted By Wildwood

He said he likes cycling and only mid-40s. Lots...

He said he likes cycling and only mid-40s. Lots of bikes in his future. Give him time, he will come to it on his own....
05-31-24, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3,892
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 692,546
Posted By Wildwood

I do errands, 'commute' regularly (to be at...

I do errands, 'commute' regularly (to be at daughter/granddaughters home) and have hills (Cougar Mt) to climb late in every ride. Not everybody rides just for exercise/stress relief/fun.

But...
05-31-24, 11:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,578
Posted By Wildwood

I ride it all - find your style(s) and your sweet...

I ride it all - find your style(s) and your sweet spot.
It's a huge cycling Universe, hundreds of choices, across a range of functional disciplines - just take the plunge.
Selection has never been...
05-30-24, 09:01 PM
Replies: 890
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Views: 210,190
Posted By Wildwood

Been ‘organizing’ and minimizing the bike stuff…..

……including straightening the room where much of it was junked. Under some stuff and under the coffee table where stuff resided - I found a project my kids told me to accomplish - from the last time...
05-29-24, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,097
Posted By Wildwood

Coming up on the 25th anniversary of the 'triple'...

Coming up on the 25th anniversary of the 'triple' Seussmobile pic. Dam I'm old.

Oh yeah, Now. I just wish to ride them all. Vintage, modern, eroad....
05-29-24, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,097
Posted By Wildwood

Started (as an adult) around 1981/82 with friends...

Started (as an adult) around 1981/82 with friends as summer training for winter skiing. Los Gatos, CA so Santa Cruz Mts. Had 2 friends that offered spare bikes for me to ride until early Spring 1985...
05-29-24, 12:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,409
Posted By Wildwood

Back to road&gravel tire sizes, beyond the bikes...

Back to road&gravel tire sizes, beyond the bikes with 22/23/25/28mm, I'm running 30mm Schwalbe tubular @80psi, 33mm Soma clinchers @70psi, 38mm RH Barlow Pass @55psi. My rides are 80% paved, 20%...
05-28-24, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 858
Posted By Wildwood

To try to please a non-cycling spouse, we changed...

To try to please a non-cycling spouse, we changed saddles and bicycles many times. But the $3500 tandem that was only ridden 3 or 4 times as a 'cycling couple' was the last straw. Sometimes cycling...
05-27-24, 12:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,649
Posted By Wildwood

I believe that Eskimos have more than 10 words to...

I believe that Eskimos have more than 10 words to describe what is commonly known as snow. We need better definition for what is an electric bicycle, moped and motorcycle.

I like veganbikes...
05-24-24, 08:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,366
Posted By Wildwood

Luckily for some of us - it's not a matter of...

Luckily for some of us - it's not a matter of e-bike or no-bike. Variety is the spice that keeps me coming back to cycling's smorgasbord of enjoyment. Being carless also makes 'e' a good thing.
...
05-22-24, 03:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,366
Posted By Wildwood

For those who say never an ebike, be prepared (at...

For those who say never an ebike, be prepared (at some point) to give up the places you may love to ride....
05-22-24, 12:39 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,634
Posted By Wildwood

I respect commonly defined industry usage of...

I respect commonly defined industry usage of terms - gives strength to meaning......and no one is denying anyone else their pleasure of riding an aging bicycle. With millions of nice 'friction...
05-22-24, 12:04 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,634
Posted By Wildwood

Classic Rendezvous, L'Eroica, others. Sorta the...

Classic Rendezvous, L'Eroica, others. Sorta the most respected folks in the old bike business.

This is not a slander on 'old' bikes, I love my Ergo bikes - just not vintage by cycling industry...
05-22-24, 11:40 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,634
Posted By Wildwood

Here's my only restomod - 1978 (I think) Batavus...

Here's my only restomod - 1978 (I think) Batavus Competition, Ergo9 triple.
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...
05-22-24, 01:09 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,634
Posted By Wildwood

I ride vintage as friction (only exception is 1...

I ride vintage as friction (only exception is 1 restomod)
I ride Campy 10 Ergo, both double and triple on steel/Ti/CF frames.
I ride a roadie ebike.
1959 the oldest, 2020 the newest.

My focus...
05-22-24, 12:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,880
Posted By Wildwood

So long Dnvr, gobi. been reading you a long...

So long Dnvr, gobi.

been reading you a long time.

at only 72, I've got a few years to catch you.

still hoping to ride them all - vintage, brifters, ebike. Well, not the throttle e-bike...
05-18-24, 08:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,682
Posted By Wildwood

Just waiting for a racy French frame in 60cm. ...

Just waiting for a racy French frame in 60cm.
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05-18-24, 09:38 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,348
Posted By Wildwood

Cycling's many participants do so for various...

Cycling's many participants do so for various reasons.
Social connections motivate many.
Group camaraderie or competitiveness can be a strong motivator.
Some people can't change a flat tire,...
05-16-24, 09:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,791
Posted By Wildwood

My wife says men are incapable of multi-tasking. ...

My wife says men are incapable of multi-tasking. But she never included pedaling and looking as two separate tasks.
05-14-24, 09:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,755
Posted By Wildwood

even my Kalkhoff girl gets removed as 'irrelevant...

even my Kalkhoff girl gets removed as 'irrelevant to the discussion' these days. Fully clothed and she even kept her hat on.



if sexy legs are not a part of cycling's benefits, then:

it's...
05-10-24, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27,308
Views: 3,254,136
Posted By Wildwood

essiemyra - "....but still a ride was had." ...

essiemyra - "....but still a ride was had."
Love it. Words to live a healthier life by.
05-09-24, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Wildwood

Link to Classic Rendezvous page Rickert -...

Link to Classic Rendezvous page
Rickert - Classic Rendezvous (https://classicrendezvous.com/country-of-origin/germany/rickert/)

Mine was from 1959....
05-09-24, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By Wildwood

I don't quite get how you can ride 90 min most...

I don't quite get how you can ride 90 min most days and not ride outside. I can see where Emonda SL isn't the best choice for relaxed riding, but outside beats inside, most of the year. Maybe an...
05-06-24, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27,308
Views: 3,254,136
Posted By Wildwood

Lightly wet at times, but took the long...

Lightly wet at times, but took the long ‘commute’.
...
05-04-24, 06:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,592
Posted By Wildwood

Only 3 posts later and I'm eating crow. All...

Only 3 posts later and I'm eating crow.

All the threads about becoming superman, and well-muscled cyclist got me thinking about the free Medicare gym benefit (new to Medicare personally.) The...
04-30-24, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 961
Posted By Wildwood

I find this to be true. Vintage cycling gears &...

I find this to be true. Vintage cycling gears & downtube shifts work leg muscles differently - as those brifter folks just sit 'n click to maintain a cadence, instead of 'legging it out' at different...
04-30-24, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By Wildwood

CriticalThought - alas, as with all large...

CriticalThought - alas, as with all large collections of bikes, one must - at some point in life- think critically about the fit/feel/purpose. Gone are the 58s (but 1), the 63s and a few that went in...
04-30-24, 07:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 961
Posted By Wildwood

Eternal cycling truth: It is far, far better ...

Eternal cycling truth:
It is far, far better
to have a modest frame
with excellent tires/wheels,
than an excellent frame
with modest wheels + tires.
04-29-24, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By Wildwood

The Forum keeps SPAM to a minimum with rules for...

The Forum keeps SPAM to a minimum with rules for New posters. Pics, attachments after 5 posts on 2 separate days. Or pics to an album.


We really want new members, we really do detest spam.
04-28-24, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By Wildwood

I really liked the Falcon 531c bike. Quick...

I really liked the Falcon 531c bike. Quick handling but stable at speed. Ride it with lightweight tubulars. Definitely what I consider the 'all day race' category.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-24, 09:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,589
Posted By Wildwood

If it's good enough for Mick, it's good enough by...

If it's good enough for Mick, it's good enough by me. French fit, too.
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04-28-24, 08:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,539
Posted By Wildwood

Bought my CF bike in 2000, still a year left on...

Bought my CF bike in 2000, still a year left on frame warranty for workmanship defects. Don't expect to make a claim.

Calfee TetraPro. I don't think there is an original part on the frame. (edit:...
04-28-24, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By Wildwood

I love a good mixte revival story. Versatile...

I love a good mixte revival story. Versatile bikes deserve multiple chapters (if needed) for a full life in different hands.

No need to ask how I know.
...
04-27-24, 11:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 961
Posted By Wildwood

Rigid 26" mtn bikes (even mine, :innocent:) sure...

Rigid 26" mtn bikes (even mine, :innocent:) sure look less than elegant, almost apologetically awkward - but they can be very practical and ugly at the same time.

Agree w/ Bianchigirll that this...
04-27-24, 08:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,835
Posted By Wildwood

Will the green hills last til Memorial Day? (that...

Will the green hills last til Memorial Day? (that was always my annual question when i lived in San Jose, Campbell and Los Gatos, before moving to Santa Cruz)


Reminisce -
I rode Hamilton twice...
04-27-24, 03:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,592
Posted By Wildwood

I'll give it to the folks preoccupied with a...

I'll give it to the folks preoccupied with a fitness regime = :thumb: :thumb:
I'm busy trying some (new and old) fun things, before i die. :lol:
I just exercise enough to feel better. The bikes...
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