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09-30-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 640
Posted By USAZorro

I don't think they make tires large enough to...

I don't think they make tires large enough to properly fit the clearances on that frame. You could almost mount a water bottle under the fork crown. :eek:
09-30-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 486
Posted By USAZorro

Them old cotton tubulars are some good eatin'. ...

Them old cotton tubulars are some good eatin'. Better than anything from Morningstar Farms. Fry 'em up in some peanut oil and enjoy! :innocent:
09-27-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 16,871
Posted By USAZorro

Throw me back in the puddle. Hoping someone...

Throw me back in the puddle.

Hoping someone between now and then pulls some skewers and adds some good spokes. :D
09-21-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By USAZorro

Fuji made some very nice bicycles in larger sizes...

Fuji made some very nice bicycles in larger sizes in the 80's.

My other recommendation... steer clear of crypto. :innocent:
09-19-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,499
Posted By USAZorro

Generally, for bicycles that I am interested in,...

Generally, for bicycles that I am interested in, it's down. There are, and will be some exceptions - often for the highest-end and rarest, but not always.

Today's 45 year-old will be 2032's 55...
09-17-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 607
Posted By USAZorro

Does anyone know where I can hire a Jedi master...

Does anyone know where I can hire a Jedi master to persuade Wrk that the bike is too small for him? :innocent:
09-17-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 859
Posted By USAZorro

Never seen a front toaster brake before. ...

Never seen a front toaster brake before.

This does give me an idea though. I have a front dyno hub that drives the light and a USB port. With the right inverter I could power my ultrasonic...
09-13-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 21,622
Posted By USAZorro

Peep? Hope everything is well with you,...

Peep?

Hope everything is well with you, Narhay.
09-11-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,948
Posted By USAZorro

If this thing went another 3 weeks, I might have...

If this thing went another 3 weeks, I might have been a contender. :D This race had a bit of everything, Hopefully 2023 and onward COVID will cease to disrupt all our lives.
09-09-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By USAZorro

My favorite individual races? World...

My favorite individual races?

World Championship Elite Men's race in Richmond, VA - 2015 (I was/am a Sagan fan, and this was pretty special).

2007 Elite Men's WC race. No way in the world Paolo...
09-08-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By USAZorro

My story is that he's a mime, and that he's...

My story is that he's a mime, and that he's yelling to her that he's sorry, and that he loves her... but she can't hear him because she's looking the other way. Sooooo tragic. :innocent:
09-07-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,035
Posted By USAZorro

Rattan would be a better color match. :innocent:

Rattan would be a better color match. :innocent:
09-07-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,035
Posted By USAZorro

I have purchased a number of bags of shellac...

I have purchased a number of bags of shellac flakes of various colors from Wellermart. I've used it on bar tape and some wood finishing products. It isn't difficult to adjust the color to what you...
09-05-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By USAZorro

Could Stage 20 ultimately decide things? ...

Could Stage 20 ultimately decide things?

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09-05-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By USAZorro

Vuelta a Espana 2022 Closing Week Route/Profile

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08-30-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,948
Posted By USAZorro

I quit.

I quit.
08-30-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By USAZorro

Sprint stages in the middle of a Grand Tour are -...

Sprint stages in the middle of a Grand Tour are - more often than not - ratings losers. I like the mix here. Limited TTs (the ultimate ratings losers), A few stages for Sprinters and Breakaways,...
08-29-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By USAZorro

Continuing to the tastier weekend stages ...

Continuing to the tastier weekend stages


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08-29-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By USAZorro

Vuelta a Espana 2022 Week 3 Route/Profile

Once again, I am sharing the event's official images with the intent to generate interest and discussion and with no interest of obtaining personal gain.

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08-27-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,948
Posted By USAZorro

I am not a Vines fan. Maybe I just have...

I am not a Vines fan. Maybe I just have something subconscious going on when it comes to riders with last names that start with V. Can I blame Vino?
08-27-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5,236
Views: 556,185
Posted By USAZorro

Which size?

Which size?
08-25-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,104
Posted By USAZorro

I was going from memory when I posted this, as it...

I was going from memory when I posted this, as it was up at my stepdaughter's at the time. It actually has stamped dropouts. Also the decals show "Grand Sports", if that helps to date it.

I am a...
08-25-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,948
Posted By USAZorro

That might be one way to try to reel Evenepoel...

That might be one way to try to reel Evenepoel in. :innocent:
08-24-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 680
Posted By USAZorro

Kurt Kaminer (one of our community) has pulled...

Kurt Kaminer (one of our community) has pulled together a relatively extensive compilation of catalogs and serial number information. https://www.kurtkaminer.com/TH_raleigh_catdata.html

I am quite...
08-24-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 680
Posted By USAZorro

I disagree with the "late 70's" assessment. I'm...

I disagree with the "late 70's" assessment. I'm pretty sure that frame was built between 1970 - 1972 in Nottingham, based on the serial number and convention.

The bike is in really nice shape...
08-24-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,316
Posted By USAZorro

I still have 8 of them Granted, a few have...

I still have 8 of them Granted, a few have gearing that limits where I ride a bit, but they aren't dead yet.
08-23-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 815
Posted By USAZorro

Welcome to C & V. Once you get to 10 posts,...

Welcome to C & V.

Once you get to 10 posts, you can post pictures, and I think "Newbie" disappears.
08-23-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,425
Posted By USAZorro

Looks like this is Primoz' race to lose. I hope...

Looks like this is Primoz' race to lose. I hope it gets interesting along the way though.
08-21-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By USAZorro

Stage 4, 27.4 km.... an omen? Discuss... ...

Stage 4, 27.4 km.... an omen? Discuss...
:innocent:
08-21-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5,236
Views: 556,185
Posted By USAZorro

Yes indeed.

Yes indeed.
08-21-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By USAZorro

and the weekend stages. ...

and the weekend stages.

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08-21-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By USAZorro

Vuelta a Espana 2022 Week 2 Route/Profile

Who will be Basque-ing in glory after this week?


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08-20-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,948
Posted By USAZorro

Would like to have gotten Cippolini, but I didn't...

Would like to have gotten Cippolini, but I didn't have enough budget to get him on the team. :innocent:
08-20-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By USAZorro

Some variety of Nishiki?

Some variety of Nishiki?
08-20-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 16,871
Posted By USAZorro

I'd been holding onto that Simplex FD for a while...

I'd been holding onto that Simplex FD for a while intending to use it on one of my builds, but it looks far too nice for any of my project frames, so in it went. I don't recall where I acquired it -...
08-20-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5,236
Views: 556,185
Posted By USAZorro

Here's one of those minor-yet-important irritants...

Here's one of those minor-yet-important irritants that puts an entire project on hold. Open to requests for any couple of small items that I might have in exchange. I need two rear axle spacers....
08-19-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,948
Posted By USAZorro

"Richie" isn't in the race. :innocent:

"Richie" isn't in the race. :innocent:
08-18-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,948
Posted By USAZorro

Aha! ...

Aha!

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08-18-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,948
Posted By USAZorro

That's what is different. I confine those to my...

That's what is different. I confine those to my desktop.
08-18-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,425
Posted By USAZorro

Out... and wondering if this will be the event...

Out... and wondering if this will be the event that triggers the demise of the team. Hoping not, but I've seen this play before.
08-18-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,948
Posted By USAZorro

How are you displaying the team like that? I...

How are you displaying the team like that?

I can't seem to duplicate that view.

I have 11% overlap with ooga and 33% with Shadco.
08-16-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By USAZorro

Vuelta a Espana 2022 Week 1 Route/Profile

Right off the bat, I am giving credit to the Official Site for re-posting their visuals. I make no representation of authorship and have no intent of gaining anything from doing so, save bringing...
08-16-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 21,622
Posted By USAZorro

Bumping, because who doesn't love clunker stories?

Bumping, because who doesn't love clunker stories?
08-09-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 781
Posted By USAZorro

I confess to being slow on the uptake. I saw the...

I confess to being slow on the uptake. I saw the front hub and presumed it was a generator hub and was trying to figure out where the front light was. I was settling on it working as a USB charger...
08-09-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,877
Posted By USAZorro

No doubt. Schwinn clearly had a culture of...

No doubt. Schwinn clearly had a culture of overbuilding many models into the 80's, but I thought they had applied lessons learned in creating lightweights by the 2nd half of the decade.
08-09-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,877
Posted By USAZorro

Weird. I have an 853 Bob Jackson with 9-speed...

Weird. I have an 853 Bob Jackson with 9-speed Campagnolo Daytona and it's a featherweight.
08-08-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By USAZorro

I've seen decals on the top tube that designate...

I've seen decals on the top tube that designate the model of the bicycle.

I've seen Team Record (which I think designates vastly different frames depending on whether it was a US market bicycle...
08-08-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 860
Posted By USAZorro

I meant the frame size.

I meant the frame size.
08-07-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 860
Posted By USAZorro

Are those crank arms the same length? Quite...

Are those crank arms the same length? Quite possibly an optical illusion, but I felt an obligation to ask.
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