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08-02-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 531
Posted By Wildwood

Living in very hilly and mountainous areas,...

Living in very hilly and mountainous areas, 'speed' has never been a big deal to me. It's been about gearing, heart rate and recovery as well as time in the saddle. Every ride is a workout, whether...
08-01-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By Wildwood

To get the same feel of suppleness (as my...

To get the same feel of suppleness (as my Veloflex and Vittoria 25mm) on the 5000s, I have to reduce the pressure from my usual ~100 psi to about 85, thereby increasing the rolling resistance for me....
08-01-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 569
Posted By Wildwood

5000s went on 15year old Mavic Open Pro rims went...

5000s went on 15year old Mavic Open Pro rims went on by hand without too much prob. Haven't tried getting them off.

My tubular Sprinters (on 2 bikes) go on without a problem, but that's not what...
08-01-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 267
Posted By Wildwood

Goal for August = keep the rubber side down. ...

Goal for August = keep the rubber side down.

Mileage will depend on where the smoke from western fires is carried.
07-31-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 711
Posted By Wildwood

I suffer memory loss. I hardly remember adult...

I suffer memory loss.
I hardly remember adult life without a few bikes.
Hard to envision moving forward without some.
To ride & wrench.

But not the end of my world.
Cycling is a great hobby...
07-30-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 470
Posted By Wildwood

That's not a compact chain ring?, is it !?! :o

That's not a compact chain ring?, is it !?! :o
07-30-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 711
Posted By Wildwood

if you pack it in, be prepared to pack it...

if you pack it in,
be prepared
to pack it out.

courtesy of
Wilderness Rangers worldwide.



I have stopped several 'hobbies' with my advancing years. Part of the decision each time was...
07-30-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 470
Posted By Wildwood

Even as an oldie, waiting for the road version of this

Even as an old guy
who has vintage and modernish bikes
beyond his ability to ride them all 'regularly' -
I might buy the road version of this bike.
Surely, it must be coming.
From somewhere.
CF...
07-30-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3,425
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 513,446
Posted By Wildwood

Wine and cigar after a ride? (especially a red...

Wine and cigar after a ride?
(especially a red with no legs)
oh, pshaw -- :rolleyes:

After pounding 25 or more miles give me - beer, joint, beer and probably a cooling shower. :beer:

But not...
07-29-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,711
Posted By Wildwood

Our USA auto tradition says that when...

Our USA auto tradition says that when stopping/approaching at an intersection the vehicle on the right has the right-of-way. Roundabouts in USA are only a couple of decades in use; then add the above...
07-29-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,599
Posted By Wildwood

apologies, no deer content this post. Only sharing...

... the thread's stream of pleasure. Thru the American Alps - our scenic northern roadway east to the Okanagan....
07-28-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,599
Posted By Wildwood

This one? Data a decade old but from July of...

This one? Data a decade old but from July of that year. Never saw a deer across the whole of the Great State of Washington. Luckily, I guess....
07-28-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 456
Posted By Wildwood

Turning2Wheels - Great story. We love them. I...

Turning2Wheels - Great story. We love them.
I think of cycling as a lifetime activity.
Steady progress as fitness increases.
Always keep the rubber side down.

As others have said, Keep it Fun....
07-28-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By Wildwood

there has been at least one thread (probably in a...

there has been at least one thread (probably in a couple of Forums).

Quick search proves I'm missing key words to be successful.



i have to check the urban dictionary often to 1/2 way keep...
07-28-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,599
Posted By Wildwood

Bambi needs some love. It was their land long...

Bambi needs some love. It was their land long before cyclists (and motorists) arrived.
Ya just gotta think like a deer :innocent: ... put yourself in their hooves. :roflmao2:
"Hey everybody -...
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 286
Posted By Wildwood

As the marketing guy (in small technology...

As the marketing guy (in small technology companies) the best engineering solution was frequently found in re-thinking the problem.
07-28-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,621
Posted By Wildwood

As with most things in 'athletic cycling' = it...

As with most things in 'athletic cycling' = it Depends. Lots of variables about the human in question, bike fit and on the road conditions. Different positions may also greatly impact power output....
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 286
Posted By Wildwood

Don't take it personally - only Foo. I'll...

Don't take it personally - only Foo.
I'll leave it to expert Foosician magicians.
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,344
Posted By Wildwood

i read many of the replies, but not all. ...

i read many of the replies, but not all.

Someone said meditation & yoga. Subsets of what you seek. Search for contentment. Maybe volunteering gets there. More time with family activities. ...
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 286
Posted By Wildwood

There are some problems where the best solution...

There are some problems where the best solution is the to Just Say No. Like….at the dining table & drive thru.

Funny how personal self control is no longer valued, and excused away in the face of...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 286
Posted By Wildwood

The side effects of all the latest drugs...

The side effects of all the latest drugs advertised is a mile long, often includes Death. :eek:

Americans need to stop taking so many magic pills. Diet changes and increased activity would make a...
07-27-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 637
Posted By Wildwood

Every day above ground for oldsters should be a...

Every day above ground for oldsters should be a blessing - forget the stages - the alternative is not better.
07-27-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 717
Posted By Wildwood

gpdave - I just got the last set from VeloOrange...

gpdave - I just got the last set from VeloOrange (it was not listed on their website, but i inquired anyway as they previously had a few sets of Universal replacements). VO confirmed they are not...
07-24-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By Wildwood

The crank looks long for the frame. Maybe the...

The crank looks long for the frame. Maybe the pedals create an illusion.
07-24-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By Wildwood

In a large size this frameset is one all-time...

In a large size this frameset is one all-time favorite of mine.
VN and Olympian.
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07-24-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 747
Posted By Wildwood

Measuring the seat tube center-to-center, only...

Measuring the seat tube center-to-center, only one at 63cm (25").
I should probably move that bike on - for reasons other than size.

There are 2 favorites at 62cm.

Regarding vintage...
07-24-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Wildwood

is there a scenic route? Next project for...

is there a scenic route?

Next project for Musk Boring Co.?
07-24-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,740
Posted By Wildwood

Counting on weighting the dice in a game of...

Counting on weighting the dice in a game of random chance sounds a fool's wish. Or a technology addiction of faith.

But having worked at Intel Corp in the 70's, I'm a believer in technology. Buy...
07-24-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,740
Posted By Wildwood

I thought home caning went out a century ago. ...

I thought home caning went out a century ago. Except in Indonesia and Malaysia.
07-24-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,740
Posted By Wildwood

just a play on the title of thread. life has...

just a play on the title of thread.

life has few guarantees (death&taxes). For the rest you are at the roulette wheel of living.
Right clothing, flashing lights, cameras, collision electronics,...
07-24-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,740
Posted By Wildwood

You can buy all the right gadgets and gizmos and...

You can buy all the right gadgets and gizmos and still lose your life.
07-24-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,621
Posted By Wildwood

One can only wonder... don't be disappointed if...

One can only wonder... don't be disappointed if you make changes and still finish mid-pack. Changes that suggest minimal performance improvements 'in the lab', do not always translate to measurable...
Replies: 30
Views: 1,011
Posted By Wildwood

I would have to agree with the rating "under...

I would have to agree with the rating "under valued". Your purchase price confirms.
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07-24-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Wildwood

Syria, Iraq, Iran enroute .... no thanks. ...

Syria, Iraq, Iran enroute .... no thanks. 3000+km

The googlely map route shows a lot of flat land after exiting Turkey.
07-23-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 802
Posted By Wildwood

the 2X champ of the TdF is 22.

the 2X champ of the TdF is 22.
07-23-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3,425
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 513,446
Posted By Wildwood

I like Phil & Bobke & company. but it is kinda...

I like Phil & Bobke & company.
but it is kinda lightweight stuff for the American market., but given the hours to talk away - highlighting a French ASO video feed, they get the job done with Chris &...
07-23-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,290
Posted By Wildwood

Short and slow rides? If less than 2 miles counts...

Short and slow rides? If less than 2 miles counts as a bike ride, then maybe I'm king. I have had at least 4-5road bikes to ride and wrench beginning back about 1997. I think the number is about 15...
07-23-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2,053
Views: 218,730
Posted By Wildwood

Day before yesterday had a flat out on the road...

Day before yesterday had a flat out on the road on a tire that looked totally 100% good, and has been reliable. About 7 miles from home, and all I found in the tread were a couple of very small,...
07-23-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,147
Posted By Wildwood

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Banesto didn't ride DeRosa, but I did not possess Pinarello back then.
...
07-23-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Wildwood

Here’s what it would look like with 48/34 drilled...

Here’s what it would look like with 48/34 drilled rings.

I ordered mine for a Holdsworth built Special, still in project rebuild mode.

...
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By Wildwood

29th Annual Bicycle Auction – COPAKE AUCTION...

29th Annual Bicycle Auction – COPAKE AUCTION (https://www.copakeauction.com/auction/29th-annual-bicycle-auction-2021-06-26/)

So the latest auction was complete about a month ago, I had entered...
07-22-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 907
Posted By Wildwood

I never take a chance with dried brake pads, old...

I never take a chance with dried brake pads, old tires, wear on cables. Stopping well is my component priority.

I have been remarkably lucky with 35+ year old components. Close inspection upon...
07-22-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,513
Posted By Wildwood

The look of 'no cables/housing' has the best...

The look of 'no cables/housing' has the best visual impact (IMHO) when the internal routing starts at the handlebars. That totally clean and aero appearance up front also likely has the best...
07-21-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17,604
Views: 1,931,056
Posted By Wildwood

Always grateful to post this thread

Just a ride - pavement, gravel trail, hills, rural-ish.
Pics....
07-21-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,429
Posted By Wildwood

Missed the State on the truck's plate. These...

Missed the State on the truck's plate.

These kinds of people are almost always quite easy to ride away from.
Unless it is a e-dude bike.
E-dude bikes with music, with tires wide enough for...
07-20-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,294
Posted By Wildwood

Austro Daimler called a series of bikes "fast...

Austro Daimler called a series of bikes "fast touring".
Vent Noir and Olympian used 531 butted tubing, 73* head angle, single set of eyelets at dropouts&forkends...
07-20-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By Wildwood

If the length of Velox is the same today as on...

If the length of Velox is the same today as on the older box - the difference in length to Newbaum's is 0.4m.

Yeah, yeah - we used to ride narrow handlebars. I still ride 38cm - and I like a...
07-20-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By Wildwood

Newbaum’s cloth tape is just a tad longer, so I...

Newbaum’s cloth tape is just a tad longer, so I use that. Sorry cannot help on perceived change to Velox. [edit: as I remember, a tad is about 3", in this case]...
07-20-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,042
Posted By Wildwood

I’ve got one. 1979 Carlton Criterium …the...

I’ve got one.
1979 Carlton Criterium
…the jury is still out regarding keeper…
[Was hoping it might ride as nicely as an xlarge Raleigh SuperCourse, previously owned, but seems to fall short for...
07-20-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By Wildwood

and DDude, too. ( but he never slides over to...

and DDude, too.
( but he never slides over to 50somethingville )
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