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09-27-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 973
Posted By smontanaro

J.P. Weigle landed in my lap

(Starting a new thread for a frame I outed recently...)

I got an email recently from UPS saying a box was going to be delivered, weighing 15lbs. I didn't recall ordering anything, then mostly...
08-22-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 167,161
Posted By bear_a_bug

I think this fits here - 1973 Zeus Competition...

I think this fits here - 1973 Zeus Competition with 32mm tires, 48/32 crankset and a 14-30 7 speed freewheel. Got some help from gugie over the winter spreading the rear triangle from 120 to 128.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 356,387
Posted By ynggrsshppr

I can't believe this thread is still going and...

I can't believe this thread is still going and they're still making these! I've had mine for over 10 years now and the only upgrades so far are to the brake pads (Kool-Stop), rim tape (Zefal),...
08-07-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,406
Posted By steelbikeguy

I do enjoy a night ride... that's one aspect of...

I do enjoy a night ride... that's one aspect of my bike commute that I miss ... but being retired is still preferable. :)

The dusk or sunset hours are my favorite aspect of night riding. ...
Forum: Touring
03-17-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 4,690
Views: 2,477,687
Posted By djb

Off topic here, but riding yesterday with my wife...

Off topic here, but riding yesterday with my wife (her first ride of the season) and I just couldn't resist trying out my studded tires on this completely frozen river. The photo is bad so it looks...
02-08-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,316
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I feel that my dyno powered B&M Luxos U and my...

I feel that my dyno powered B&M Luxos U and my B&M IQ-XS provide plenty of light. That said, if I was on a gravel trail with ups and downs, the light beam might not always give me light where I want...
02-08-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,316
Posted By noglider

I agree with the dynamo advice, as I've been...

I agree with the dynamo advice, as I've been using dynamos for a few years. You don't notice how much trouble goes into charging a headlight until you stop. Then you realize it's like banging your...
Forum: Touring
12-01-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,310
Posted By Sjtaylor

I bought the Miyata

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08-13-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,082
Posted By 76SLT

Here's my 71. ...

Here's my 71.
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07-22-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,862
Posted By Oldairhead

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This is my favorite tool roll, the "Mopha" tool roll, very simple and...
Replies: 90
Views: 23,183
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Beautiful bike. I see a lot of photos of nice...

Beautiful bike. I see a lot of photos of nice bikes on this forum, but this one I had to open up the photo in a new tab so I could see the photo better.

I really like those square taper Campy...
Replies: 90
Views: 23,183
Posted By downtube42

OP with an update. Yesterday I came home...

OP with an update.

Yesterday I came home with a Soma Fog Cutter frame. (in a box, carried by me on a bike for 10 miles from Universal, but that's another story). It's gorgeous.

Parts acquired...
06-27-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,510
Posted By stardognine

I just gotta Miyata. 😎

After a recent lapse of good judgment in another deal (long story, I might share later), I made up for it today. I bought this 1985 Miyata 610, at a great price, which balanced my scales again...
06-25-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Mine definitely had the Milsurp odor, but it’s...

Mine definitely had the Milsurp odor, but it’s that leather/canvas/rubber smell. I kind of like it. Now if you get into 70’s and 80’s camping gear... the water repellent coating on older nylon packs...
06-21-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By Chr0m0ly

The only thing heretical here is calling the ‘84...

The only thing heretical here is calling the ‘84 520 “sporty”!

The ‘84 is the first year for 45.5cm chainstays and canti brakes, the ‘84 is a ligit touring bike.
...minus a few brazes...
...
06-20-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,019,198
Posted By casanewt

So, due to my crazy addiction of scouring...

So, due to my crazy addiction of scouring Craigslist and FB Marketplace over the last couple of years for awesome deals, I have gathered quite a collection of Eighties touring bikes in my frame size...
Replies: 41
Views: 8,107
Posted By David in Maine

I'll echo others. I went custom because I have a...

I'll echo others. I went custom because I have a long torso for my height and I wanted to see what a bike built for me would feel like rather than making compromises with off-the-shelf. Another...
Forum: Touring
05-11-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,072
Posted By Doug64

Itasca State Park, in northern Minnisota ...

Itasca State Park, in northern Minnisota
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49083139751_cdb7c7b0f8_b.jpg
Forum: Touring
03-03-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4,690
Views: 2,477,687
Posted By David in Maine

My wife and I had these Tamarack touring bikes...

My wife and I had these Tamarack touring bikes built for us around 21 years ago. Built with Reynolds 725 steel by Mark Beaver of Halifax Nova Scotia. We had them re-painted a few years ago and I...
Forum: Touring
03-02-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,293
Posted By Erick L

Gas has to be extracted, refined, shipped in...

Gas has to be extracted, refined, shipped in containers made of metal that is also extracted, etc. All that causes more destruction than a twig fire in a tin can.
01-21-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,434
Posted By LBCwanabe

I have to show off my grail bike

Not sure what to call it yet but here’s the keeper​​​​​​: my ‘84 Miyata. Sub 250 miles from the original owner out in Santa Cruz
...
01-20-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 54,849
Posted By LBCwanabe

My favorite is a this: bought it from the...

My favorite is a this: bought it from the original owner. Less than 250 miles. The chain has so much oil and gunk in the chain when I bought it that everything in the vicinity of the rear triangle...
01-18-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 54,849
Posted By dim

my Miyata 1000 Gran Tourer ...

my Miyata 1000 Gran Tourer

...
01-12-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,864
Posted By ascherer

Raleigh Pro Mk.1 frame, 2x10 drivetrain, 35mm...

Raleigh Pro Mk.1 frame, 2x10 drivetrain, 35mm Rene Herse tires. 50 years old, eats all roads.
...
12-16-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 120,042
Posted By Slightspeed

This is not my picture, nor even my bike. I just...

This is not my picture, nor even my bike. I just like the photo. It was taken by Felix Adamo, a well known photographer in the Bakersfield, CA area where I grew up. This is Charlie Morton, working at...
12-16-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 120,042
Posted By Drillium Dude

^ So often it's simply the lighting that makes a...

^ So often it's simply the lighting that makes a good photo into a great one! Nice :)

Here are a couple more submissions of light-assisted photo-art:
...
12-12-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 120,042
Posted By P!N20

https://i.postimg.cc/Qx7vjbTH/IMG-6360.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/Qx7vjbTH/IMG-6360.jpg
12-12-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 120,042
Posted By Choke

http://er16.ciocctoo.com/er16-10.jpg ...

http://er16.ciocctoo.com/er16-10.jpg

http://cino16.ciocctoo.com/cino16-7.jpg
12-12-19, 12:25 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 120,042
Posted By due ruote

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

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12-11-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,755
Posted By TenGrainBread

The SP branding was exclusively for Schwinn's...

The SP branding was exclusively for Schwinn's Voyageur SP touring bike at that time. I don't think there was anything functionally different about it. In the 70s and 80s Schwinn branded tons of...
12-11-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,755
Posted By Santuri32

Not hoping to wander off topic, but the RD-DE20...

Not hoping to wander off topic, but the RD-DE20 Tricolor was the Deore Touring precursor of the perhaps beefier spring and new cage Deore XT Rd-m700, does any one has documentation about the Deore...
12-10-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 120,042
Posted By northbend

White ...

White
https://live.staticflickr.com/8650/16698447322_ae3c97cfdd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rrzUCb)Taken in Eastern Washington near the town of Vantage along the Columbia River...
12-10-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 120,042
Posted By northbend

Pink ...

Pink
https://live.staticflickr.com/7334/16221458047_2aa7720b59_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qHrdka)Skagit Valley (https://flic.kr/p/qHrdka) by Matthew Pendergast...
12-10-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 120,042
Posted By rumrunn6

what is art? :foo: I haven't been able to take a...

what is art? :foo: I haven't been able to take a well lit interesting pic of my bike like others have. but I have some fun cycling pics
...
12-09-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 120,042
Posted By Slightspeed

Here's a few more. ...

Here's a few more.
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Twin Tunnels, Rose Valley, north of Ojai, CA...
12-09-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 120,042
Posted By 515Cycling

Texas Bluebonnets & a Colnago

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12-09-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 120,042
Posted By iab

https://live.staticflickr.com/6158/6199540356_7d7b...

https://live.staticflickr.com/6158/6199540356_7d7b74ebc1_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/arQgmQ)Frejus075 (https://flic.kr/p/arQgmQ) by iabisdb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/68123172@N03/), on Flickr
12-09-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 120,042
Posted By thumpism

You must be Art.

You must be Art.
12-09-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 120,042
Posted By Wildwood

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1964x1176/port_angeles_street_art_e276ca92ade01852f6dc46ef47227d2258648793.jpg
My pot runneth over - cyclingwise ;)
12-09-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 120,042
Posted By Wildwood

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x1058/botte_in_pa_2__4524022d1591fe90eba09dc6bed3122b843671d1.jpg
i'm not sure what 'art' is, but let it rain down on my bike.
10-11-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,960
Posted By Road Fan

As an electrical engineer, I do not have the...

As an electrical engineer, I do not have the numbers I would need to predict for you whether a higher-end B&M will actually work, though such a prediction is definitely possible with the correct...
09-28-19, 02:04 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 48,311
Posted By bundubasha

Giant

Giant, the biggest bike manufacturer in the world, unless I am mistaken has just announced no more 27.5 in their 2020 lineup. Just saying...
09-23-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,019,198
Posted By mstateglfr

Thats a great looking tourer! I like the...

Thats a great looking tourer! I like the matching rband old Nashbar panniers too- nice touch.
Where did you go for the camping?
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,859
Posted By thumpism

Back in my shop days a guy came in on a custom...

Back in my shop days a guy came in on a custom framed bike with nice cream colored custom paint and color-matched hard bags, all with contrasting pinstriping. It was a sweet setup but did not look...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 25,683
Posted By curbowman

Oh, I didn't mean "bugs that scratches my lens"....

Oh, I didn't mean "bugs that scratches my lens". But after a rain, there are some wild ones that fly over the puddles and are really nasty when you get close to them, even on a fast-moving bike.
...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 01:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,475
Posted By geoffs

Wow, they are old. I had yellow cannondale...

Wow, they are old. I had yellow cannondale panniers that were the same. They used to leak like a sieve so i changed to Karrimor Iberian panniers for my first tour.
06-26-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 54,849
Posted By Cyclist0108

I'd post mine, but it got stolen in 1989.

I'd post mine, but it got stolen in 1989.
Forum: Touring
04-14-19, 12:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,465
Posted By downtube42

Best zombie thread I've seen. I have slept...

Best zombie thread I've seen.

I have slept on my recumbent, albeit just a short nap, whilst leaning against a bridge support waiting out a rainstorm. The seat is fine but the legs want to flop...
08-20-18, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8,370
Views: 2,696,892
Posted By mountaindave

I can’t remember if I posted it or not, but here...

I can’t remember if I posted it or not, but here is this past weekend’s use of my ‘89 Rock Combo. Too bad the “Monster-cross” term didn’t exist yet, it might have lasted more than one model year.
...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,462
Posted By degan

I just bought a 84 Trek 520 with a ton of extras...

I just bought a 84 Trek 520 with a ton of extras for 150. About a week and a half later someone on the street offered 300 for it without any of the extras. I'd say, depending on the condition, it...
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