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01-30-23, 07:53 AM
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Posted By ascherer

Even nicer when I get it in focus. :foo:

Even nicer when I get it in focus. :foo:
01-29-23, 09:24 PM
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Views: 652,497
Posted By ascherer

With the two builds I had on my plate mostly done...

With the two builds I had on my plate mostly done Iím trying to catch up on various tweaks and general maintenance and cleaning on my fleet. I started with the Shogun, which got a 700c wheel set (VO...
01-25-23, 11:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 996
Posted By ascherer

If there's anything resembling a "chick magnet"...

If there's anything resembling a "chick magnet" in C&V it's chrome bikes. My Mk. I gets comments any time it's around people, aficionados or not.
01-24-23, 03:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 996
Posted By ascherer

'70s chromed 531 frames are peak achievement....

'70s chromed 531 frames are peak achievement. You're a cool dad. And he's a thirsty lad...
01-16-23, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5,836
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Posted By ascherer

Thanks! They're Velo Orange Bottle Cage clamps,...

Thanks! They're Velo Orange Bottle Cage clamps, five bucks a pair. Thin pliable metal, I line them with tape to avoid scratching the paint. I buy a few pair whenever I'm buying something of substance...
01-15-23, 08:09 PM
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Posted By ascherer

Thanks! I agree, early-to-mid 70s Motos have a...

Thanks! I agree, early-to-mid 70s Motos have a certain aesthetic that was all their own. The changes are subtle and sympathetic. Mrs. a also likes interrupter levers, those will go on once sheís able...
01-15-23, 06:14 PM
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Posted By ascherer

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For now Mrs. aschererís Grand Jubilť can come off...
01-07-23, 05:32 PM
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Posted By ascherer

Figured it out, there was schmutz/corrosion on...

Figured it out, there was schmutz/corrosion on the contact rings for the ground terminal. A bit of steel wool
polishing and the lights came on. :thumb:
01-01-23, 04:19 PM
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Posted By ascherer

itís all together and the 2x9 is smooth, save for...

itís all together and the 2x9 is smooth, save for a little chainline rub in the smallest cog. Nothing to fuss over. However, her Panasonic dynamo hub isnít generating. Lights work fine with another...
01-01-23, 04:10 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 36,686
Posted By ascherer

Available in Small and Large. ...

Available in Small and Large.

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12-30-22, 11:00 PM
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Posted By ascherer

Revisions to Mrs. aschererís Grand Jubile are in...

Revisions to Mrs. aschererís Grand Jubile are in flight. The 9-speed Tiagra from a Cannondale Synapse she never enjoyed is entering its third incarnation, having spent some seasons on a Lotus Eclair....
12-30-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,695
Posted By ascherer

Iím clear that if I could only have one it would...

Iím clear that if I could only have one it would be my Mercian. It always feels right, itís smooth yet stiff, the handling is connected to my cerebellum (maybe because itís been with me 35 years.) I...
12-27-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 23,413
Posted By ascherer

Late '60s - early '70s Falcon San Remo, likely a...

Late '60s - early '70s Falcon San Remo, likely a Mark II. It had many small areas of surface rust, and I was told that it wasn't the original finish so I opted to try DIY. Citrus stripper, lots of...
12-24-22, 09:11 PM
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Posted By ascherer

I've got to hold myself back from this one - have...

I've got to hold myself back from this one - have seen it in a few places. I love my 1970 Mk. I and would love one in the original finish and componentry. If I hadn't gotten the Falcan, I'd be busy...
12-24-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,777
Posted By ascherer

It was a busy year! Gear highlights include...

It was a busy year! Gear highlights include getting Mrs. ascherer on a Grand Jubile that she loves, refinishing the Falcon San Remo, and building the Ted Williams for my son....
12-22-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 959
Posted By ascherer

Thanks! Itís mixed materials, probably wood with...

Thanks! Itís mixed materials, probably wood with brass tops and the art is attached, two views of Jerusalem. Each piece is on hinges and accordion out so the views expand.
Happy fifth night!
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12-22-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 959
Posted By ascherer

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Happy Chanukah, yíall!

My son likes to say:...
12-21-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,125
Posted By ascherer

I don't imagine you could do it any other way!

I don't imagine you could do it any other way!
12-21-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,125
Posted By ascherer

Now it makes sense, novelty aside. Excellent use...

Now it makes sense, novelty aside. Excellent use case.
12-19-22, 12:43 PM
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Posted By ascherer

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12-16-22, 07:41 PM
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Posted By ascherer

Be strong, Jon...

Be strong, Jon...
12-14-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 389
Posted By ascherer

I hadn't noticed that, my 72 has a different...

I hadn't noticed that, my 72 has a different crown as well. jjhabbs' looks like the ones on my 71.
12-14-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 389
Posted By ascherer

juvela, what are the distinctions? Is it the lugs?

juvela, what are the distinctions? Is it the lugs?
12-14-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 389
Posted By ascherer

Great find, and I think your guess is correct....

Great find, and I think your guess is correct. Have to say, it looks like there was either a kickstand on it or possibly it was on a bottom bracket stand for a looong time. Enjoy!
12-14-22, 11:57 AM
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Posted By ascherer

Going with this approach:...

Going with this approach: https://www.bikeforums.net/22263469-post12.html
Even with lined housing the Weinmanns are stiff, and my wife has strong but small hands. I think the dual pivots will work...
12-14-22, 11:09 AM
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Posted By ascherer

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It's an Eclair, picture is before the dynamo hub and lights were added....
12-13-22, 08:57 PM
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Posted By ascherer

Isn't it though? I think I have another on one of...

Isn't it though? I think I have another on one of my Peugeots. Has that Gallic flair...
12-13-22, 07:48 PM
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Posted By ascherer

Now that Ted's done, next up is modding the...

Now that Ted's done, next up is modding the Motobecane Jubile mixte I got last year to my wife's preferences. She loves the way the frame feels and rides but not so much the original drivetrain and...
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12-13-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By ascherer

Larry's Freewheeeling Cycles is located at the...

Larry's Freewheeeling Cycles is located at the north end of Central Park on 110th street a half block from the park. They do rentals and may offer longer-term rates. Not sure.
12-07-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,090
Posted By ascherer

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12-06-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 922
Posted By ascherer

Welding and upholstery? :lol:

Welding and upholstery? :lol:
12-06-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 922
Posted By ascherer

What does Artificial Intelligence "think" of C&V?

I was kicking the virtual tires of ChatGPT, an AI chat system today. I thought I'd be clever and ask something obscure and fuzzy: "Why is restoring vintage bicycles satisfying to some people?" The...
12-05-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5,836
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Posted By ascherer

Accepting candidates! If I'd had one I surely...

Accepting candidates! If I'd had one I surely would have included it.
12-04-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,327
Posted By ascherer

Ok, the Ted WIlliams is done. ...

Ok, the Ted WIlliams is done.


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12-04-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By ascherer

Ted's Twin

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12-04-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By ascherer

Sorry, copper fans. Chartreuse is the best. Enjoy...

Sorry, copper fans. Chartreuse is the best. Enjoy it!
12-03-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 24,478
Posted By ascherer

Thanks, MH! It's a sweet story. I have two...

Thanks, MH! It's a sweet story. I have two stepsons that were raised in the suburbs of Boston, and as young men now they both are in NYC. The elder has ridden a single-speed to get around for the...
12-03-22, 09:03 PM
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Views: 652,497
Posted By ascherer

I finally carved out enough time to finish the...

I finally carved out enough time to finish the build on the Ted Williams Free Spirit frame I bought from nlerner. There was some trial and error, especially with the drivetrain. Except for the new...
12-03-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 24,478
Posted By ascherer

Ted's ready to roll, thanks in part to the...

Ted's ready to roll, thanks in part to the Crapateers!

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12-03-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,785
Posted By ascherer

My first waltz was a class in High School, where...

My first waltz was a class in High School, where I completely dismantled and reassembled my mid-60's Schwinn Varsity. Started with the front hub and ended with the wheels. The limitations of that...
12-02-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,785
Posted By ascherer

I like the idea of learning to wrench on a bike...

I like the idea of learning to wrench on a bike like this one, as far as performance the result may still be only a mediocre impression of what a road bike is like and he wouldn't "get it". <shrugs>
12-02-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,090
Posted By ascherer

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11-27-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,327
Posted By ascherer

Yeah, it wasnít snugged down and I havenít gone...

Yeah, it wasnít snugged down and I havenít gone back to get it properly placed. Iíve been working on it in fits and starts in between other demands. If I had 2-3 straight hours I could actually get...
11-27-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,327
Posted By ascherer

Ted Williams Free Spirit. Work in progress, will...

Ted Williams Free Spirit. Work in progress, will be a NYC commuter.
...
11-25-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 110,810
Posted By ascherer

Big thanks to hazetguy and cudak888 for upping my...

Big thanks to hazetguy and cudak888 for upping my clamp game.
11-21-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 24,478
Posted By ascherer

The Box is on the move to the next player! The...

The Box is on the move to the next player! The USPS person was so impressed with the savings of shipping 26.5 pounds of crap flat rate that she looked up to the cost as a regular parcel: $91...
11-17-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,796
Posted By ascherer

daniell I usually refrain from offering medical...

daniell I usually refrain from offering medical advise here, but in this case I'll share my experiences and thoughts.

I'm 66, have had meniscus repair and arthritic deposits removed from both...
11-16-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 862,656
Posted By ascherer

I've added three since I last posted in May '21. ...

I've added three since I last posted in May '21.

This late '60s-early 70s Falcon San Remo needed a repaint, but most of what's on it was as purchased. It's my only period-correct bike and it rides...
11-15-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 40,299
Posted By ascherer

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11-15-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7,998
Views: 899,236
Posted By ascherer

OK so here's my Imelda Marcos moment: I'm using 3...

OK so here's my Imelda Marcos moment: I'm using 3 cleat systems across 7 bikes and I have shoes for each system. Three bikes have SPDs, the Falcon and my two PX10s have traditional pedals, but at...
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