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11-25-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By obrentharris

Some would say it can't even shift a double......

Some would say it can't even shift a double... for long!
Brent
11-23-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,312
Posted By bulgie

753 forks are ridiculously strong. To a fault! ...

753 forks are ridiculously strong. To a fault!
The blades are just as thick wall and heavy as 531, but with the extra strength from heat treating. Bad engineering, if you ask me. They should have...
11-23-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By scratchpaddy

'81 Centurion Super Elite build

It's been two and a half years since I even thought about getting a new bike, but I got the notion a few weeks ago. Space is limited, and everything costs way more than it should all of a sudden. But...
11-23-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,312
Posted By Andy_K

Am I in time to be the first one to say that'll...

Am I in time to be the first one to say that'll buff right out?
11-22-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By nlerner

That’s cool. Just the thing for Andy_K’s Huffy...

That’s cool. Just the thing for Andy_K’s Huffy Aerowind project.
11-20-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,173
Posted By gugie

There's a sign right above the entrance to the...

There's a sign right above the entrance to the Atelier:

"Bring the Mercian, leave the Huffy"

There wasn't earlier till I saw this post.
11-20-22, 12:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,173
Posted By Andy_K

Vincitore! Vincitore! Cena di Pollo!

Just when I think I've got the N+1 thing under control, I'm innocently browsing the Craigslist bike parts section and I come across a couple of vintage frames in my size, both with classic champagne...
11-16-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 948
Posted By SurferRosa

In fishing, when you catch and release, you don't...

In fishing, when you catch and release, you don't improve the fish.*

I improve the fish. er, bike.

* As far as we know the fish is not improved. Of course, it could be the near death...
11-16-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 948
Posted By cudak888

Devil's advocate: Not all of us can afford...

Devil's advocate:

Not all of us can afford to catch what we want without making a few dollars along the way with what we know, nor can one necessarily release without putting a fair amount of...
11-11-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,452
Posted By Andy_K

I think this gets at the heart of the problem....

I think this gets at the heart of the problem. The guy talked about a lot of nice bikes without showing complete pictures of them. It's a well known psychological phenomenon that what we think are...
11-10-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,452
Posted By curbtender

You riding "gum wall" tires?

You riding "gum wall" tires?
11-10-22, 08:05 AM
11-09-22, 11:51 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,942
Posted By Andy_K

I have a theory that Robvolz just likes to rant....

I have a theory that Robvolz just likes to rant. I'm picturing Andy Rooney after a bottle of wine. I could be wrong.
11-09-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,942
Posted By cudak888

Rob, if that's the way you feel, why did you...

Rob, if that's the way you feel, why did you start this thread that suggests the opposite? Or, for that matter, the other similar, copycat threads that lead with some kind of vague rant that tends to...
11-08-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 543
Posted By gugie

Am I the only one who read the title of this...

Am I the only one who read the title of this thread and thought, damn, no Cino (https://www.cinorider.com/) next year?
11-07-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,727
Posted By 79pmooney

Funny, that timeline. Roughly 1973, I was an...

Funny, that timeline. Roughly 1973, I was an engineering student and had my first couple of aerodynamics courses under my belt. Doing some paper napkin calcs (but with pad, pencil and calculator) ...
11-07-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,727
Posted By masi61

Maybe Gary himself could join the forum and share...

Maybe Gary himself could join the forum and share some of his insights. Sort of the way that Doug Fattic does. I for one would really love that. I have a ton of Klein questions.
11-07-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By noobinsf

Excellent quality produced by skilled and...

Excellent quality produced by skilled and knowledgeable craftspeople in a small company that treats its people well, with most things available at relatively affordable prices. What's not to like?
11-06-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By The Golden Boy

I love the B177 bars. Like anything, there's...

I love the B177 bars. Like anything, there's people that love them and people that don't love them.

People always compare/refer to the B177 as 'rando' bars, but they're kind of 'anti-rando' bars....
11-04-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,795
Posted By jdawginsc

I've been in the sport since 1979, and honestly,...

I've been in the sport since 1979, and honestly, I don't know too much...except that I know I don't even know what I don't know...

...I know my one pet peeve is me laying down a part somewhere in...
11-03-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,795
Posted By nesteel

My single biggest pet peeves is someone telling...

My single biggest pet peeves is someone telling me how to setup my bike. Hands down.
11-03-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,795
Posted By non-fixie

I have none myself, so I joined this forum so I...

I have none myself, so I joined this forum so I can enjoy those of others.
11-03-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,795
Posted By Murray Missile

I'm too old to have any pet peeves, I try to make...

I'm too old to have any pet peeves, I try to make better use of the little time I have left.
11-03-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,795
Posted By SurferRosa

I don't have any.

I don't have any.
10-31-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 852
Posted By obrentharris

I confess that fifty years ago I believed the...

I confess that fifty years ago I believed the hidden hub rule and the saddle-nose-to-handlebar fingertip rule until I discovered that, for my anatomy, on my bicycle, it was impossible to find a...
10-31-22, 11:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 852
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

[laughs in Cannondale criterium] ;) Hoods is...

[laughs in Cannondale criterium] ;)

Hoods is what I heard years ago, but it's all over the place with stems and handlebars and brake/shift lever hoods of different reaches.
10-31-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,218
Posted By Robvolz

Advantages (& dis-) to wider vs narrow handlebars

It’s halloween.

It’s about two hours before those little terrorists, er- cuties descend upon my house for a free nutritious treat (snickers).

I live on the street with all the kids, and the...
10-31-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,725
Posted By jdawginsc

Amazing how vintage parts reproduce when left to...

Amazing how vintage parts reproduce when left to their own devices in boxes and bins. Without care or feeding.

Love those “where did that come from” moments...
10-31-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,725
Posted By nlerner

You need to attend one of the annual North...

You need to attend one of the annual North American Handbuilt Bicycle shows. The number of small-batch builders doing beautiful things with lugs and steel is remarkable. And, fwiw, Rivendell still...
10-30-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,226
Posted By nlerner

Closing out this thread with a final photo now...

Closing out this thread with a final photo now that we’re all returned to our respective homes. Yesterday I biked to Vancouver’s Amtrak station, caught the train to Seattle, where northbend toted me...
10-30-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,930
Posted By Rooney

Free ‘73 Cinelli Speciale Corsa

Through various degrees of separation and people knowing I’m a bike guy I was offered an old bike sitting unused in a basement with photos of a silver Cinelli which I quickly realized was an SC....
10-29-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Andy Antipas

My Moto-Gugie

Here is my circa 1972 Motobecane Grand Record Gugieficazione (aka Moto-Gugie). Lots of Gugie's mods, torch work, and front rack with my wrench work and artistic stink.
...
10-28-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,226
Posted By northbend

Doc made arrangements to have a Rental van...

Doc made arrangements to have a Rental van delivered to the Coupeville ferry dock on Whidbey island Tuesday morning so another late start. After unloading off the Ferry, we got a final group shot...
10-28-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,226
Posted By gugie

For those wanting to try touring but are afraid to ask...

Credit card touring removes the issue of bringing a tent, sleeping bag, and cooking gear. With somewhere around 10 extra pounds you can ride for weeks from hotel to warmshowers to friend's house....
10-28-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,226
Posted By northbend

I'll add that Neal and I stopped at a RR crossing...

I'll add that Neal and I stopped at a RR crossing somewhere north of Bellingham. A long freight train straddling the road in front of us, the engine idling a few tanker cars to the right of the...
10-27-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,226
Posted By gugie

Neal Lerner, weather god

Perusing this thread, you'll note that the weather forecast from Seattle to the Canadian border was for rain, then more rain, followed by showers. Neal's rain cancelling powers were put to test. Here...
10-24-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,226
Posted By nlerner

Too cold for that! But I can tell you that I was...

Too cold for that! But I can tell you that I was nekid under my clothes.

Day 3 was Seattle to Port Townsend via Bainbridge Island. About 62 miles and 3800 ft of climbing. Some light rain in the...
10-23-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By Doug Fattic

A 30 year old Doug Fattic frame/bicycle came back home

About 30 years ago I made a frame/bicycle for the daughter of one of my friends. It was to help her be successfully taking a cycling class in school. She was tall with long legs and a short upper...
10-22-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,226
Posted By nlerner

Approximately 60 or so miles (our GPS devices...

Approximately 60 or so miles (our GPS devices don’t quite agree) through paths and trails, city streets and bridge, rain and the occasional break in the rain. Four of six on vintage bikes: Raleigh...
10-21-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 900
Posted By iab

The most entertaining advantage it could have is...

The most entertaining advantage it could have is to bring people out of the woodwork to pontificate a performance advantage when in reality the only advantage is you have 2 wheels for your bike...
10-21-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,226
Posted By SurferRosa

That little spur of the Lake Wa trail from...

That little spur of the Lake Wa trail from Hamlin/E Park toward Lake Wa Blvd has been closed for months. Been a real pain.

From the Montlake Bridge riding south, I've just been staying on the...
10-20-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,226
Posted By nlerner

I was hoping it would be more along these lines: ...

I was hoping it would be more along these lines:

https://youtu.be/swloMVFALXw
10-20-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,226
Posted By gugie

Folks, there has been chatter that Neal's lucky...

Folks, there has been chatter that Neal's lucky streak of bringing good weather to a tour is about to end.

To that, I say you've gotta look at the big picture.

Our Seattleite brethren are...
10-19-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,737
Posted By Doug Fattic

One way you could tweak the fit of this bicycle...

One way you could tweak the fit of this bicycle is to have a new stem made. Any good framebuilder could copy that style. Of course the original stem was made so it is level but it could be angled...
10-18-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,737
Posted By Kilroy1988

An Old Jo Routens Randonneuse!

Hello all,

I'm finally diving into the French scene with a splash after receiving a box from France last weekend. This afternoon I took the time to assemble the bicycle as purchased...

It's a...
10-18-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,298
Posted By scarlson

Yeah, I mean, as a car guy and someone who's used...

Yeah, I mean, as a car guy and someone who's used the derailleurs in question, I'd say NR/SR and Le Cyclo and Jubilee and whatnot are more akin to a non-synchromesh manual, or at in some cases a...
10-17-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By fliplap

The next day we’d meet up with a route aptly...

The next day we’d meet up with a route aptly named La Grande Traversée du Volcan. For the next couple days it was all villages built into volcanic cliffs...
10-15-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By Roger M

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1587/20211226_132113_4c5a5de23ed1612f86f9664cfb6aa0c796c4487a.jpg
Last winter, I think it was in the upper 20s that day.
10-15-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,298
Posted By nlerner

I’m shocked at the absence of the SunTour...

I’m shocked at the absence of the SunTour 3-pulley model:

...
10-14-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 865
Posted By cudak888

You mean the famous story of Carpente, the master...

You mean the famous story of Carpente, the master woodworker who went solo and started to build shutters with paper-thin dado joints?

They are legendary, aren't they? I've heard people ask how the...
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