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11-21-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By USAZorro

On the front, nothing changes positionally, and...

On the front, nothing changes positionally, and if anything, a 700c fender will give better coverage.

The math on the clearance is 622 - 584 = 38 / 2 = 19 mm difference, but then add back 4-10 mm...
11-20-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 20,496
Posted By USAZorro

Glad they're finding a good home.

Glad they're finding a good home.
11-18-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,107
Posted By USAZorro

You certainly are fixated. Just because some...

You certainly are fixated.

Just because some people used bicycles marketed as "sport/touring" as budget entry-level racing bikes, it doesn't mean that is the definitive criterium. It is primarily...
11-11-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By USAZorro

I concur with all your analysis and assessments. ...

I concur with all your analysis and assessments. Hard to believe it was almost 15 years ago when I made a 3 hour drive to pick up a 1972 Fuji Finest (in white). It is probably my most-used and...
11-08-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 680
Posted By USAZorro

Epilogue (Part I) Where I currently work,...

Epilogue (Part I)

Where I currently work, Election Day is not a work day. It was also a sunny, seasonable day, and I was confident that I had my problem addressed. I got my new, Remy patch kit...
11-04-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,734
Posted By USAZorro

The numbers of enthusiasts may be waning, but...

The numbers of enthusiasts may be waning, but it's never going to die. There will come a day - perhaps 50 years from now when there are more remaining 1970s road bikes than 2010s because... steel....
11-04-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,071
Posted By USAZorro

Weighing about the same as a gallon of milk...

Weighing about the same as a gallon of milk didn't help either.

I despise them. Probably have 2 or 3 in the (derailleurs I doubt I'd ever put on a bike) bin. Author can have one for shipping if...
11-03-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,798
Posted By USAZorro

Note the wheels which I built (perfectly) myself....

Note the wheels which I built (perfectly) myself. :D


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My...
10-31-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By USAZorro

Not saying these suggestions won't work, because...

Not saying these suggestions won't work, because clearly they will. However, all these are a PITA to adjust, and the hard lacing can eat into the holes over time.

Several years ago, I received...
10-30-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 20,496
Posted By USAZorro

I have the box all taped/wrapped up and ready to...

I have the box all taped/wrapped up and ready to begin its journey to the prairie tomorrow (Monday).

Here's what came out. I added a similar number/value of mostly smaller items - with one...
10-28-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By USAZorro

This is why I ask, rather than just make an...

This is why I ask, rather than just make an assertion. After too many "but my handlebars aren't THAT huge" moments when looking at my own images, the reality of distortion and parallax have been...
10-26-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 680
Posted By USAZorro

I hear what you're saying. I have an assortment...

I hear what you're saying. I have an assortment of rim strips from derelict wheels sitting around (none of them Velox) - as well as the quite nice strips that I received along with the tubes and the...
10-25-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By USAZorro

Here's mine - entrusted to the master about 4...

Here's mine - entrusted to the master about 4 years ago.

Before...
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10-25-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 680
Posted By USAZorro

The post-mortem has been completed. This one was...

The post-mortem has been completed. This one was a variety of "pinch flat". After ascertaining this, I removed the tire and rim strip as well and narrowed in on the nipples and rim strip.

I had...
10-25-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 14,847
Posted By USAZorro

The only way I can come at this is to ask myself...

The only way I can come at this is to ask myself - "which of the bicycles that I have would be the one I'd keep if I had to get rid of the others?" That brings the number quickly down to two... but...
10-25-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 848
Posted By USAZorro

They're called an awful engineering solution. ...

They're called an awful engineering solution.

Once the crank arms get slightly worn, they will always have "play", since tightening the crank bolts won't do anything to make them more secure.
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10-24-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By USAZorro

I have one of those - without the extra flora. ...

I have one of those - without the extra flora.


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10-24-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By USAZorro

Most definitely a Raleigh hub. Not high end -...

Most definitely a Raleigh hub. Not high end - possibly from a Record or such.
10-23-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 680
Posted By USAZorro

Haloween Horror Story - Tale of the Cursed Wheel

I typically have great success with tires and tubes holding up. With the exception of the wheel in question, I am hard pressed to think of any other experiences with flats for a good bit over 5...
10-23-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 940
Posted By USAZorro

Here's a thing I did with an older Super Course. ...

Here's a thing I did with an older Super Course. Others here have done similar many times over. No need to go nuts with 81 speeds like this, but just to illustrate the concept.

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10-23-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 940
Posted By USAZorro

Welcome to C&V. I hear you. When I graduated...

Welcome to C&V.

I hear you. When I graduated from bikes like a Grand Prix to a 1978 Super Course about a year into college, THAT was a revelation to me. That bike got stolen from me about a week...
10-21-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 740
Posted By USAZorro

OK - I think this should work for determining rim...

OK - I think this should work for determining rim size. Measure the rim from the outside edge, through the center to the other outside edge. It the bike does not have rim brakes, you have more...
10-20-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 740
Posted By USAZorro

If you have a tire still and can make out the...

If you have a tire still and can make out the numbers on it, that's one certain way. Also, most rims have a stamp on them telling the size. On a rim that old, it is less likely to be there, or...
10-12-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By USAZorro

I think the idea is very cool. As someone...

I think the idea is very cool.

As someone who also has a number of wild ideas, I do have a suggestion though - one triggered by repechage's comment. Research the tensions that would be needed to...
10-11-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,064
Posted By USAZorro

1977 was a watershed year for the Super Course....

1977 was a watershed year for the Super Course. They dropped chrome, went with Sun Tour and Bar Cons. I know they also transitioned to integrated top-of-toptube cable guides in the 1980s in general,...
10-10-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,064
Posted By USAZorro

Land of the Giants. Would have likely done the...

Land of the Giants. Would have likely done the same - swapped the bar-cons off into my stash and passed those monsters on.

What year is the Super Course? There was only gold and red in 1978 when I...
10-07-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 454
Posted By USAZorro

I picked up a distressed Star Jet a few years ago...

I picked up a distressed Star Jet a few years ago and totally re-did it. While I replaced the very crusty original wheels with ones I built myself (converting it to a 3-speed coaster brake), I stuck...
10-07-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 20,496
Posted By USAZorro

^ | This Over the years, I've come to...

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Over the years, I've come to appreciate that the folks of C&V come at the hobby with a variety of perspectives. Some folks completely dis-assemble and re-assemble relatively complex...
09-30-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,459
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:
09-21-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 408
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:
09-17-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 959
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...
09-11-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,258
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: 577
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: 472
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: 1,114
Posted By USAZorro

Rattan would be a better color match. :innocent:

Rattan would be a better color match. :innocent:
09-05-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By USAZorro

Could Stage 20 ultimately decide things? ...

Could Stage 20 ultimately decide things?

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08-29-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
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: 355
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: 2,258
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?
08-23-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 887
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.
08-21-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By USAZorro

and the weekend stages. ...

and the weekend stages.

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08-20-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By USAZorro

Some variety of Nishiki?

Some variety of Nishiki?
08-09-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 802
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, 07:40 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,929
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: 418
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...
08-07-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 916
Posted By USAZorro

Are those 27-1/2"? :eek:

Are those 27-1/2"? :eek:
08-07-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 834
Posted By USAZorro

Science, schmeince. Don't go tryin' to muddy the...

Science, schmeince. Don't go tryin' to muddy the waters with facts. :twitchy:

Let me preface by saying that nearly every alcoholic beverage is kinda nasty tasting. When I was in college (I was 18...
08-05-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 916
Posted By USAZorro

From the late 60s to early 80s, my uncle had a...

From the late 60s to early 80s, my uncle had a rather successful shop that sold Raleighs, but also some Peugeots and Moultons and even some Frejus. He passed far too early in 1979, and a few years...
08-04-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 916
Posted By USAZorro

A gold, 1978 Raleigh Super Course was my first...

A gold, 1978 Raleigh Super Course was my first "good" bicycle (much like yours, but sized for a human :innocent:). I had it for only 3 years before it was stolen from me about a week before I went...
08-02-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By USAZorro

How is this C & V?

How is this C & V?
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