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05-08-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 729
Posted By poprad

Thanks for that, I'd hoped to strike a chord with...

Thanks for that, I'd hoped to strike a chord with a few folks.

I'll bring this back towards cycling with this link:

First post-WWI TdF Podcast...
05-07-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 729
Posted By Prowler

I see no “laid a lead egg” here. I enjoyed your...

I see no “laid a lead egg” here. I enjoyed your photo essay. It’s just that laying waste to an entire town and living and fighting underground for weeks on end while turning the surface to mud and...
05-04-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,199
Posted By schwim

When I can no longer solo ride, it will be time...

When I can no longer solo ride, it will be time to hang up my fuzzy socks and call it quits.
05-04-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By HM70

Once in a lifetime

Thanks for sharing your experience. Life is strange and filled with surprises.
My wife has certainly been relieved and amused by the Diagnosis. Keeps playing Talking Heads... "Well how did I get...
04-24-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 831
Posted By Ttom

My Longest Ride

My longest rides to date were no drop club rides on Sunday afternoons of 32 miles.
Now that I have retired and have more time I want to explore my limits and get ready for some road touring....
04-19-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 842,480
Posted By Wildwood

Bike posted before, but I just like seeing older...

Bike posted before, but I just like seeing older Calfees on the road.

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...
04-13-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 842,480
Posted By relichunter51

I love it!

I love it!
04-13-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 900
Posted By Podagrower

Cue the Miami Vice theme song, Centurion time

Needs some love, for sure. There's a little bit of surface rust where the cable holders are on the top tube. The saddle, bar tape, hoods, cables, chain (I assume), brake pads will all need to be...
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By DMC707

I would love to have a bike like this for the...

I would love to have a bike like this for the local crit circuit (provided i ever get back in good enough shape to do so that is ) --- An alloy Colnago would satisfy my need to be different...
04-09-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 842,480
Posted By jamesdak

The latest to make it's way into the house. I...

The latest to make it's way into the house. I have always liked the paint scheme on these and actually had two of them years ago that I sold off. Picked up the frameset awhile ago and rebuilt it...
04-08-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,933
Posted By genejockey

"How do you make a small fortune in C&V bikes? ...

"How do you make a small fortune in C&V bikes? Start with a large fortune."
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By DMC707

Theyve had a few price conscious models over the...

Theyve had a few price conscious models over the years with 105 and Ultegra components --- this one was likely 2k new
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By repechage

Bike is a bit young for classic and vintage, at...

Bike is a bit young for classic and vintage, at this point in that undetermined interval where it is used, lacking the modern number of cogs and not yet old enough to be more that a used bike. Wait...
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By bikemike73

What does " fabric condition" mean ? Is it a...

What does " fabric condition" mean ?

Is it a new industry term **********?

Shimano on a Colnago **********? mmmmmmmmmm
04-01-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,530
Posted By 75lechamp

Inaugural Ride...!

SJX426 Not sure when that started. I re-decaled this - using decals Gus Salmon provided. I added it, thought it was pretty cool - he seems to think Colnago was pretty loose about when they started...
03-28-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By AJI125

1972 Fuji The Finest

My version of a build thread. I'm not too verbose, and I don't take a ton of pictures. Some of the events were chronicled in other threads, links within the text. Here's how it sits today:...
03-27-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 122,842
Posted By Drillium Dude

Found this old manipulated pic this evening while...

Found this old manipulated pic this evening while going through my Flickr account; wish I could remember how I got the B&W effect while retaining the bike's colors:
...
03-27-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By etherhuffer

Flame ******ants and Pesticides

Really worried that with my new restoration project I might spin so fast that my jockey wheels go up in flames, consuming the entire bike. Plus the frame was really old and could be full of...
03-23-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,199
Posted By downtube42

I keep getting back to where you said you like...

I keep getting back to where you said you like riding solo. If that's what you like, it seems that's what you should aim for. I don't know if that's a different type of cycling like gravel or trails,...
03-13-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,484
Posted By Drillium Dude

If you have to ask...

If you have to ask...
03-13-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,989
Posted By ZIPP2001

No Zwift for me just doing other activities until...

No Zwift for me just doing other activities until the trails dry out, and roads are ridable. Should be back out on the roads in a couple days once the new snow clears. I can handle the freezing temps...
Replies: 20
Views: 849
Posted By dmark

+1 With the flutes perhaps no need to pour...

+1
With the flutes perhaps no need to pour through bottom bracket.
03-04-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,530
Posted By Kabuki12

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

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that is my experience as well. My wife , who...
03-04-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,530
Posted By bamboobike4

Yep, I have had a couple take pics of this, and...

Yep, I have had a couple take pics of this, and get plenty of drive-by comments. Almost always as I'm being passed. My super is garish....
03-02-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,762
Posted By Darme

Doesn’t matter how fast or far you go as long as...

Doesn’t matter how fast or far you go as long as your having fun while
setting goals .
03-01-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,349
Posted By bboy314

One time I told someone a presta adapter was $3...

One time I told someone a presta adapter was $3 (I know they’re often cheaper) and he said “$3?! I could make that! Just need to get a chunk of brass, cut it, thread both ends, put in an o ring….” ...
03-01-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,349
Posted By Riveting

Agreed. ShimaNO, CampagNOlo, and ScRAM (just made...

Agreed. ShimaNO, CampagNOlo, and ScRAM (just made that one up) are all equally annoying and should be done away with.
02-26-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,368
Posted By bruce19

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

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The other 2-wheeler. The one that can actually climb. At age 75 this will...
Replies: 36
Views: 30,218
Posted By Drillium Dude

I like to think it had a crazy-long head tube ;) ...

I like to think it had a crazy-long head tube ;)

Much, much too big for me - but I didn't have a clue at the time.

DD
02-02-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21,255
Views: 4,052,048
Posted By Drillium Dude

I wonder: if these two get together are they...

I wonder: if these two get together are they gonna have a litter of tricycles?

DD
10-24-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,368
Posted By qcpmsame

Beat me to it😉 after giving us a bad scare, Fred...

Beat me to it😉 after giving us a bad scare, Fred is looking fit and ready to roll on!

Bill
10-08-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,304
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I start in the gym in October with sets of 12...

I start in the gym in October with sets of 12 reps, gradually decrease to sets of 4 reps in June. Around April I reduce my squat ROM from full squat to half squats which increases the weight by a...
07-28-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,855
Posted By JohnDThompson

I have arthritis in my hands, neck, and shoulders...

I have arthritis in my hands, neck, and shoulders that is getting worse with time. As a result, riding for more than 2-3 hours starts to get miserable, even with premedication with NSAIDs. 30-50 mile...
07-28-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,855
Posted By George

I’ll be 81 next month and most of my rides are 20...

I’ll be 81 next month and most of my rides are 20 and 25 miles. Today I did 20 in a hour and 25 minutes and I felt that was enough in this heat. When it’s cooler I usually ride 30 or 35.
07-04-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 63,312
Posted By Mad Honk

Well folks it has now come to the time for me to...

Well folks it has now come to the time for me to part with this piece of history. One of only 1185 made and for only one year. This one is a good rider and was for a short time my daily driver....
06-29-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,029
Posted By Bigbus

I had a large mutt want a piece of me so bad it...

I had a large mutt want a piece of me so bad it jumped a puny 3 foot fence while the owner looked on and simply stood there. I knew immediately by the speed it was approaching and the set of its...
06-29-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,029
Posted By obrentharris

Yet another reason why the steel Campagnolo pump...

Yet another reason why the steel Campagnolo pump head was so much better than the lightweight plastic one that came with the old Silca frame pump.

Turning around and chasing the dog is very...
06-26-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,943
Posted By repechage

Stumbled upon this old thread pretty good...

Stumbled upon this old thread pretty good contributions from folk who have drifted away.

worth a read.
06-26-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By jiminos

Gee… it’s been a long time…

… since I’ve posted. 12 years. And note, here I am at the trendy age of 64 and riding again. Funny how life twists and turns.

i still have the bikes I rode all those years ago. A Giant FCR3 and a...
06-23-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,733
Posted By gthomson

How often should the bike be polished or waxed? I...

How often should the bike be polished or waxed? I see many people mention they do this. I usually apply polish to my cars in the spring and in the fall to provide some protection for the winter...
06-22-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,943
Posted By tkamd73

First Calvin & Hobbs comic, so not quite 40 years...

First Calvin & Hobbs comic, so not quite 40 years yet.
Tim
...
06-22-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,943
Posted By rydabent

That is why at nearly 83 I wear regular t-shirts...

That is why at nearly 83 I wear regular t-shirts and rugby shorts. Tons cheaper too.
06-18-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,523
Posted By gearbasher

My favorite Winston Churchill quote: "You can...

My favorite Winston Churchill quote: "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else."
I guess it can go both ways.
06-16-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 63,312
Posted By M1T

Trek 760, 770, Seat Binder Bolt Replacement is 21mm x 8mm

To answer my own question, a Problem Solvers Seat Binder Bolt Chromoly, 21mm is the correct choice.
06-14-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 63,312
Posted By Mad Honk

Natterberry, I did run the taps through the...

Natterberry,
I did run the taps through the BB and all of the bosses along with the drop-out adjuster screws. You may want to run some sanding drum in the top of the seat tube to be sure it is...
06-14-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By bark_eater

They sell "puffers" to deer hunters to track...

They sell "puffers" to deer hunters to track wind direction. The bottles are bigger though.
06-11-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,041
Posted By Bad Lag

Mine probably hates me but I love it. ...

Mine probably hates me but I love it.


P.S. - I am feeling like a bit of a survivor, myself. Cycling has played a part in that.
06-10-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 25,637
Posted By repechage

I found humor on the early examples that had ...

I found humor on the early examples that had

Guaranteed World’s Finest Bicycle

along the downtube in all caps.
06-10-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By John E

Sort of like this? (The only problem is that my...

Sort of like this? (The only problem is that my sons are millennials, and both drive sport sedans with stick shifts. :)
https://www.sadanduseless.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/anti-theft-device.jpg
06-09-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,641
Posted By krakhaus

I'm still not buying the fat tire thing. Plus...

I'm still not buying the fat tire thing. Plus they look terrible. Even if they were faster, you still look like a goon.
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