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Posted By Wildwood

Evaluation request 1972 Zeus, 531 frame

Frame and fork purchased after damage straightened. I subsequently assembled with Zeus components mostly. Zeus hubbed clincher wheels, smooth as butter with supple 25mms. 58cmX57cm (ctc) with ~16cm...
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Posted By Wildwood

Evaluation request 1972 Bottecchia - Giro 'd Italia

1972 Bottecchia Giro ' Italia. 58cmX57.5cm (ctc), 15.8cm headtube. 12cm stem
same frame/fork as top level Pro model, but lesser components - Columbus SP in this frame size.
2nd owner here. The...
05-27-22, 12:03 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

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

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Skewers are more than details, especially when leaning towards...
05-27-22, 11:38 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

Tempting - I have the bike. 32cogs would...

Tempting - I have the bike.

32cogs would sure beat 24/26. For an old man to keep a favored rider as a double....
05-26-22, 09:24 PM
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Views: 148
Posted By Wildwood

You aren't late.....this party rolls a long time....

You aren't late.....this party rolls a long time.
Welcome back.
05-24-22, 12:38 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Yes. But only if you ride your ride and allow me...

Yes. But only if you ride your ride and allow me to slog along.

"...none of it terribly steep", is a very relative statement. :D
05-24-22, 08:25 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

Take your glasses off when cleaning and...

Take your glasses off when cleaning and polishing.
or
Accept the 8 foot perspective. Patina always looks better when viewed from ~8'.
05-24-22, 08:20 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

Winged skis, Helium tires. a sane man would...

Winged skis, Helium tires.

a sane man would drive back down to the 410 to start the ride.
but the days are getting longer.
:)
05-22-22, 11:54 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

Thankful to post this thread

Just enjoying a dry day with temps in the 60*s.

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05-22-22, 10:23 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

Mine is 1982 and came to USA thru an Irish...

Mine is 1982 and came to USA thru an Irish intermediary, also a 58cm. This was my original build. But will finish its' 3rd 'upgrade' soon. A nice rider....
05-22-22, 09:01 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

Thankful to post this thread

Just enjoying a dry day with temps in the 60*s.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/d229e0ad_0261_4348_b764_796ae8a8d87f_3c6398aa9e018feadeb14d210f43990270b8a339.jpeg...
05-22-22, 08:51 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

Thankful to post this thread

Just cruisin around on a dry and 60*+ day.
Heavenly....
Forum: Introductions
05-15-22, 05:33 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Welcome. Bikes... Is that: "too many,...

Welcome.

Bikes... Is that:
"too many, laugh out loud"
or
"too many, one hundred one"
????


always searching kindred hearts
05-15-22, 01:03 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

I would put just about any Brooks on them that...

I would put just about any Brooks on them that made riding more pleasurable.



but that's just me.
...
Forum: Introductions
05-15-22, 09:37 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

Welcome. When did Grand Theft Auto become a...

Welcome.

When did Grand Theft Auto become a location?
Or Soloman Islands?
Forum: Introductions
05-15-22, 09:28 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

Welcome to BF. Consistency over years is a...

Welcome to BF.

Consistency over years is a key to better health.
05-10-22, 06:04 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

didn't read every reply, but if you ask over on...

didn't read every reply, but if you ask over on thecabe.com, they (old chrome wheels, most any size) would make someone happy.
just sayin......
05-10-22, 05:50 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

'a gentle rider' is probably also the answer to...

'a gentle rider' is probably also the answer to my question.

How stiff is the derailleur hanger across the cassette range, under strain while moving uphill?
(i know it's only a mixte not a racer)...
05-10-22, 03:52 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Hwy20 opened today for vehicular traffic, info...

Hwy20 opened today for vehicular traffic, info from KIRO website.
I have ridden it 3 times early season with no traffic and 2 times in July (birth month). The summer rides were more enjoyable given...
Forum: Introductions
05-10-22, 03:26 PM
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Views: 180
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome. Bike Mechanics Forum is consistently...

Welcome.
Bike Mechanics Forum is consistently the most visited of all Forums.
Just about any question clearly and reasonably asked will get answers. Don't always take - or be offended by - the...
Forum: Introductions
05-10-22, 01:08 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Welcome to BikeForums. cotton mesh back,...

Welcome to BikeForums.

cotton mesh back, leather-like palm on short fingered gloves = what we need!

If you get to 10 posts - throw up some pics of your ride.
05-10-22, 10:07 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

Top of the line racers - eyelets included. ...

Top of the line racers - eyelets included. :thumb:
All that matters is that they stay one step ahead of the rider.
An easy task as they each age. :rolleyes:
05-09-22, 01:51 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

I run DiaCompe and Modolo brakes on a couple of...

I run DiaCompe and Modolo brakes on a couple of bikes, never ever have had a problem.
They are not the most robust design but they work acceptably with new brake pads.

Double pivot brakes stop...
05-08-22, 04:35 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

I'm a slow typer.

I'm a slow typer.
05-08-22, 04:19 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

And Shimano equipment is 5 X better because they...

And Shimano equipment is 5 X better because they are represented in the pro peloton 5 X more than other companies (individually).

and I should apologize..., my Conti 5000s are an early version,...
05-08-22, 03:49 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

In the real world - 1. rolling resistance of...

In the real world -
1. rolling resistance of your tires (within a given category) is an order of magnitude less important than moving the air resistance at speed
1a. Not comparing road race 25mm to...
05-08-22, 12:49 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Silly wabbit, Tricks are for kids. :D

Silly wabbit, Tricks are for kids. :D
Forum: Introductions
05-08-22, 09:43 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

Lots of us in 50+ Forum, fewer in the 65+...

Lots of us in 50+ Forum, fewer in the 65+ thread......

There are still a few of us oldsters posting here.

Riding in Papua, New Guinea might be a first on BikeForums - if you have pics from...
05-08-22, 09:20 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

Two companions joining the 50+ club

Mr. Bottecchia & Mr. Zeus - they are very happy to be still active in our sport...
05-08-22, 08:53 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

Maybe it belongs in Foo. Guns & bikes?...

Maybe it belongs in Foo.
Guns & bikes? Generally speaking = non-sequitur.
05-08-22, 08:42 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

Nothing cheers me up like my favorite jersey,...

Nothing cheers me up like my favorite jersey, favorite sunglasses, favorite helmet on a good day to roll. :lol:
...
05-08-22, 07:55 AM
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Posted By Wildwood

I vote #4. Conti 5000 = the gatorskins of...

I vote #4.
Conti 5000 = the gatorskins of high-end supple tires. IMO, compared w/ Vittoria and Veloflex and Specialized.
Personally, I could care less about rolling resistance comparisons among...
Forum: Introductions
05-07-22, 09:08 PM
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Views: 169
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome to BF. edited out? How may we...

Welcome to BF.

edited out?
How may we assist with any bicycle related questions?
Forum: Introductions
05-07-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome. Don't worry about the English. Get...

Welcome.
Don't worry about the English.
Get your 10 posts.
Meet us in the C&V with your bicycle pictures. :)...
05-07-22, 08:19 PM
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Views: 1,051
Posted By Wildwood

:thumb::thumb:. You build beautiful riders. Joy...

:thumb::thumb:. You build beautiful riders.
Joy - It is sort of an intangible, eh.
I still run vintage as friction downtube & threaded steel forks = the glue for my classic ethos. :p

Gimme...
05-07-22, 03:01 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

With all those bikes, you have a variety of rehab...

With all those bikes, you have a variety of rehab options available. :)
05-07-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,051
Posted By Wildwood

My question for all: Is ranking bikes more a...

My question for all:
Is ranking bikes more a function of frame/fork characteristics or the touch components that make it fit & feel & ride perfect for one's style of riding?
edit: ...and the tire...
05-05-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 26,282
Views: 2,820,287
Posted By Wildwood

Always thankful to post this thread

Another hop over to Issaquah (yesterday). About 21-22miles, before counting in the doodling around. Felt like taking a longer ride, temp rose above 60* here on the Eastside foothills. But grass...
05-05-22, 03:45 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

To keep groovin in the mancave (or garage) for...

To keep groovin in the mancave (or garage)
for both background and occasional rrrrockin out =

Tom Petty live concerts, across the decades......
Heartbreakers are versatilely gooood.
05-05-22, 03:28 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Revised for today's gender / other sensibilities:...

Revised for today's gender / other sensibilities: :thumb:

Hospital Doc calls to individual: "Your partner has just been admitted to the hospital."
Individual: "How is It?"
Doc: "It is very...
05-05-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 26,759
Posted By Wildwood

Thank you all - for voting Eurythmics in the R&R...

Thank you all - for voting Eurythmics in the R&R HoF.

Dolly P does not thank you. Now she has to Fake a rock & roll song. I want to see a Pete Townsend guitar smashing song by Dolly on stage at...
05-05-22, 11:41 AM
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Views: 442
Posted By Wildwood

You guys need to take the Presidential...

You guys need to take the Presidential Intelligence Test, your cognitive ability to follow a thread is declining.

Back on point. I looked one up for inspiration.

Hospital Doc calls man: "Your...
05-05-22, 11:21 AM
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Views: 2,320,788
Posted By Wildwood

Paint is only original once. Beside it's already...

Paint is only original once. Beside it's already too sexy (creamsicle orange) for its' rider.

Me and the old codger have become friends. We both move at the 'speed of statue'.
05-04-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 18,885
Views: 2,320,788
Posted By Wildwood

Always thankful to post this thread.

Sunny day. 58* to start, mid60*s by finish. Over to Issaquah. The traffic is so thick that I prefer to stay off the main street, Front Street. Riding Hobart Rd is crowded too, but the only sane...
05-04-22, 11:39 AM
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Views: 348
Posted By Wildwood

....or a little more grease than 'a very minor...

....or a little more grease than 'a very minor bit...'
05-03-22, 03:39 PM
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Views: 919
Posted By Wildwood

70. Still on racy type roadies, mostly. Couple...

70.
Still on racy type roadies, mostly. Couple of tourers.
Lowered seatposts. ~~1cm, quite a few years ago, actually.
Saddles: Newer styles basically flat, vintage leather generally tilted...
05-03-22, 02:57 PM
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Views: 442
Posted By Wildwood

.....it's the jokes boyz, it's the jokes. ...

.....it's the jokes boyz, it's the jokes.


This is not a sympathy, support, nor diagnostic thread.
05-03-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 442
Posted By Wildwood

Pills and Ills Hospital Humor

Got a SHORT story, or laughable line......


Doc did an ultrasound of my pelvic area, rectally inserted.

He is a cyclist and knows I ride. Nice guy, so far.

I asked after procedure, "How did...
Forum: Introductions
05-03-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Wildwood

Calves like stingrays? :foo: meaning...... ...

Calves like stingrays? :foo:
meaning......
Shave them smooth?
Cream hair removers are easier. :)

edit: I used to live in south San Jose, Santa Teresa area. But that was 2 lives ago, '70s.
...
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