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11-27-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 283
Posted By Classtime

10 speed? This what I would do if my Randonneuse...

10 speed? This what I would do if my Randonneuse ever goes lower than a 34-28.
SunXCD
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11-27-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,484,957
Posted By Classtime

Anther chill ride on the Palos Verdes Peninsula....

Anther chill ride on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. A picture that I missed was of some poor kid who’s dad just got him a new BMW M 1000 and where I had stopped to take a picture they pulled in behind...
11-26-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 337
Posted By Classtime

I’m gonna say 69. ...

I’m gonna say 69.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1936x1936/1f86142d_e6df_4561_9f44_aae7ca62a5e1_e5efc08ef7c5770b22a103e82ff487ea64419a50.jpeg...
11-26-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 540
Posted By Classtime

The pedal came off the non drive side (left)...

The pedal came off the non drive side (left) crank arm because it is modern and compatible with your pedals. The drive side original crank arm is likely French and the pedal you forced on did not...
11-24-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,484,957
Posted By Classtime

I'm usually on my way to work, or on my way home,...

I'm usually on my way to work, or on my way home, or I think that I'm training for some event and have no time to stop for pictures. But on a short 17 mile ride before I put the turkey in the Big...
11-23-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,148
Posted By Classtime

A woman asks her friend to make her husband’s...

A woman asks her friend to make her husband’s late father’s prized bicycle presentable and rideable. I would advise that it be “restored” to the condition it was most recently regularly ridden by the...
11-18-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 628
Posted By Classtime

Pretty sure this will be my Eroica bike when I...

Pretty sure this will be my Eroica bike when I get some proper wheels made.
...
11-18-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,107
Posted By Classtime

If you consider yourself a “Sport”, the bike you...

If you consider yourself a “Sport”, the bike you chose for touring is a sport tourer. The geometry does not define a sport tourer. I sense some vitriol here.
Replies: 103
Views: 8,552
Posted By Classtime

200k DNF

Not really my shortcomings. It was a 200k with an up and over and out and back with 10,000 feet of climbing. After more than half of the climbing done, there is a flat section going north on Pacific...
11-12-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5,656
Views: 632,137
Posted By Classtime

The last several wheel builds were also with...

The last several wheel builds were also with previously used spokes and sometimes used nipples also. The spokes were a little short or a little long — a real pita. I lucked out with this one. The...
11-12-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 274
Posted By Classtime

I’m a fan of the 6 and 7 speed freewheels and its...

I’m a fan of the 6 and 7 speed freewheels and its fun to pair them with a Sachs/SRAM chain. Maybe that tooth top treatment helps them run quieter? That could be a UG cassette.
11-11-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,897
Posted By Classtime

I love these threads. But I no longer share them...

I love these threads. But I no longer share them with my wife.
11-08-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By Classtime

I got impatient and ordered from Garmin. REI will...

I got impatient and ordered from Garmin. REI will probably get some soon. Oh well.
11-08-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By Classtime

If your certain of going friction only, consider...

If your certain of going friction only, consider Silver Shifters or the Dia-Compe friction shifters. 7900 is indexed only so avoid those
11-05-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,994
Posted By Classtime

I was thinking volunteer Saturday and ride Sunday...

I was thinking volunteer Saturday and ride Sunday or the other way around.
11-04-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 78,510
Posted By Classtime

You all have fun on Sunday. I'm taking the '77...

You all have fun on Sunday. I'm taking the '77 Grand Record on its first real ride with the PCH Randonneurs. But this summer and before September, we need to arrive early for some Pre-Velo-Retro...
11-02-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,994
Posted By Classtime

This is "for ever". Do the combo! I did it last...

This is "for ever". Do the combo! I did it last year. I was so familiar with the course after riding the Nova that on Sunday I missed the turn onto Santa Rita and did many extra miles:thumb:
10-31-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,734
Posted By Classtime

Doesn't Grant still offer the Rodeo?

Doesn't Grant still offer the Rodeo?
10-30-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,625
Posted By Classtime

When my Richard Sachs was on its way to Joe Bell...

When my Richard Sachs was on its way to Joe Bell to get painted, complete 25th Anniversary sets were going for $1500. I got 7900 instead. Im still kicking my self. The 7900 is long gone and my RS...
10-28-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,994
Posted By Classtime

Besides the weather, the food, the Italians, the...

Besides the weather, the food, the Italians, the rules, the hills, the dirt, the course, the lodging, and I need to point out that the dining in Paso Robles beats Cambria by several stars, it is a...
10-28-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,994
Posted By Classtime

Ive volunteered to be one of the Compliance &...

Ive volunteered to be one of the Compliance & Classification Review Officers. Well see. (PP in pm).
10-27-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 426
Posted By Classtime

First: Welcome. Understand that in this realm,...

First: Welcome. Understand that in this realm, need pictures of your bike and the wheels.
The best way in my opinion is to get a longer axle and some spacers.
10-27-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,994
Posted By Classtime

I doubt the change from spring to fall had...

I doubt the change from spring to fall had anything to do with increasing time to plan. I probably had to do with scheduling staff and maybe giving the east coasters time to train:)
10-26-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,994
Posted By Classtime

11 months of readying our heart and soul Eroica...

11 months of readying our heart and soul Eroica to ride the gears our bikes were born with.
10-25-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,994
Posted By Classtime

You guys got this? “…improvements to one or more...

You guys got this? “…improvements to one or more aspects of the event…”
...
10-23-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 940
Posted By Classtime

Seeing the pics, and if that's how you're riding...

Seeing the pics, and if that's how you're riding it, two things: first--move the levers up to make it easier to ride on the hoods. lining up the tips of the brake levers with the bottom edge of the...
10-23-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 940
Posted By Classtime

Congrats on finally getting the 531 bike. Drops...

Congrats on finally getting the 531 bike. Drops hoods ramps topsnone of us ride the drops all day. I recommend holding off on modifying the cockpit yet. Your body will adjust if you give it time.
10-22-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 37,891
Posted By Classtime

If you’re coming, 25s are plenty. (I’m serious)....

If you’re coming, 25s are plenty. (I’m serious). 42-24 is the lowest I’ve used so far and in Sept. 2023 EroicaCa? This is the year I clear all the climbs with that low gear. (Will be 65 y.o. then.)
10-21-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,299
Posted By Classtime

Pretty sad day in the land of C&V if your ONE &...

Pretty sad day in the land of C&V if your ONE & ONLY rear derailleur is Deore. (Recall the op—supply is unlimited in quantity)
10-20-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 37,891
Posted By Classtime

Were not interested in photos of any bikes you...

Were not interested in photos of any bikes you would consider riding in EroicaCa:roflmao2:
10-19-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5,656
Views: 632,137
Posted By Classtime

Almost all of my albums are gone but I don’t...

Almost all of my albums are gone but I don’t remember reading the covers in those days. I recall seeing BOC warmup for Ted Nugent in Syracuse or some such place.
wrt wrenching: No one wanted my ‘77...
10-19-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2,504
Views: 300,128
Posted By Classtime

Sorin 20 bucks per is less than I paid for my...

Sorin 20 bucks per is less than I paid for my Rallys when I tried them (and rejected -- never to buy again). But if you can get 3 tires for 60 bucks, go for it. OR tubular tire sewup tire Servizio...
10-16-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By Classtime

Thank you for sharing such a disappointment. I...

Thank you for sharing such a disappointment. I dig the brazing finesse. AND the tapered “dimples” on the inside of the chain stays!!!
10-14-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5,656
Views: 632,137
Posted By Classtime

I saw Patti Smith for the first time in Central...

I saw Patti Smith for the first time in Central Park in 1979. The second time was when I took my 6 year old twins to a Ralph Nader rally in 2000. They get a lot of things.
10-14-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 37,891
Posted By Classtime

If Eroica Inc. can recognize the errors, and...

If Eroica Inc. can recognize the errors, and commit to correcting them, I will volunteer. I'm not sure where they are in the #step program.
10-14-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,054
Posted By Classtime

And that is all folks.

And that is all folks.
10-12-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,115
Posted By Classtime

I read somewhere that Irega is the maker of the...

I read somewhere that Irega is the maker of the Channel Lock in post #1
10-12-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,115
Posted By Classtime

Im no longer jealous of your

4 inch adjustable wrench. Over the last few years, Ive handled a few but they all were cheap, poorly forged, loose junk. This one is pretty nice and I highly recommend it.
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10-10-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,064
Posted By Classtime

You very likely have some experience with the...

You very likely have some experience with the Helicomatic but if you haven't, give it a shot. It came on my 620 and I thought it was pretty cool. Not durable is my understanding but interesting...
10-10-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 533
Posted By Classtime

Good idea. Didn't think about that. I know...

Good idea. Didn't think about that.
I know less than nothing about all this blue toothed ant plus other stuff but perhaps with these new HR straps that do so much more than transmit HR data, there...
10-07-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,876
Posted By Classtime

There is one that attends the Velo-Retro ride in...

There is one that attends the Velo-Retro ride in L.A. and it is absolutely gorgeous. But that one above is having a bad hair day for sure.
10-07-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2,504
Views: 300,128
Posted By Classtime

There was a thread not to far back discussing...

There was a thread not to far back discussing current production Tubular Rims and I came to the conclusion that the specifications compared favorably to vintage tubular rims and were even more robust...
10-07-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,168
Posted By Classtime

I must say that you are doing a fantastic job on...

I must say that you are doing a fantastic job on those parts and inspiring me to clean mine up. I can’t wait to see your “new” frame and fork. Most folks replace the whole set of bearings but I’ve...
10-06-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 905
Posted By Classtime

Consider IRD. ...

Consider IRD.
https://www.interlocracing.com/shop/ird-freewheel-cyclone-mark-1-5sp-4670?search=freewheel#attr=3236
10-04-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,334
Posted By Classtime

Consider half-step gearing before you go 1X#

Consider half-step gearing before you go 1X#
10-03-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,879
Posted By Classtime

Enough with the twitter spam. There were some...

Enough with the twitter spam.
There were some entrepreneurs doing a photo shoot on the bike path recently of fat tire motorized trikes recently. When motor bikes are bikes and trikes are bikes…next...
10-02-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,879
Posted By Classtime

Class 2 ebike is throttle to 20mph. Not as fast...

Class 2 ebike is throttle to 20mph. Not as fast as my old licensed moped but too too fast for all the idiots that have one. Parents using one to drop their kids off are some of the worst. Big effort...
10-02-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,879
Posted By Classtime

Nowadays, after the light turns green, count to 3...

Nowadays, after the light turns green, count to 3 before bothering to look left or right. When my bikes were new, you could look both ways when cross traffic had a yellow. The future is bleak.
10-02-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 905
Posted By Classtime

So, we can assume the hub is English thread...

So, we can assume the hub is English thread because of the Shimano freewheel? My 73 PA-10 is French.
10-01-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,167
Posted By Classtime

My wife has been vegan for almost 20 years which...

My wife has been vegan for almost 20 years which made it easy for me to gradually get to 97% vegan. I had knee pain beginning in my 30s (now 64). I continue to abuse my knees but they stopped hurting...
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