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10-20-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,233
Posted By Wildwood

Attempts to PM don't work. Sunday route and...

Attempts to PM don't work.

Sunday route and start time please, I hope to join.

If Sat's route passes thru Issaquah or Renton I might be able to jump in for a while. Or the after-beers.

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10-20-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,142
Posted By Wildwood

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10-20-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,142
Posted By Wildwood

I ride a lot of different road bikes with a 5cm...

I ride a lot of different road bikes with a 5cm range in frame sizes (58-63cm in traditional, level tt sizes) very comfortably. For me the 'perfect bike fit' has a lot of range, given all the...
10-19-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 989,902
Posted By Wildwood

Maiden voyage

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10-19-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,142
Posted By Wildwood

Given a little saddle clamp setback and room on...

Given a little saddle clamp setback and room on stem for bell, it looks nicely balanced. Not a bad find, if I may say so....
10-19-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3,306
Views: 852,992
Posted By Wildwood

Yeah, I know - bizarre. Wildwood with Shimano...

Yeah, I know - bizarre. Wildwood with
Shimano (integrated levers) instead of Campa, a 1st
electronic shifting - first, Di2 Ultegra
disc brakes - hydraulic even, a first
more than 29cogs, on a...
10-18-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 26,465
Views: 2,864,673
Posted By Wildwood

I declare the ‘cancer survivor 2’ bike an on the...

I declare the ‘cancer survivor 2’ bike an on the road success.
...
10-18-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3,306
Views: 852,992
Posted By Wildwood

New bike yesterday - ready to go today

2020 Orbea Gain - Di2 Ultegra ebike delivered yesterday.
With only a few ‘down th block’ rides to make sure I know how to ride this beast, the only thing I can say is = it ain’t like my other bikes....
10-17-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 989,902
Posted By Wildwood

yes ebikemotion/Mahle X35

yes
ebikemotion/Mahle X35
10-17-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,619
Posted By Wildwood

Smaller plates = smaller portions

Smaller plates = smaller portions
10-14-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 989,902
Posted By Wildwood

It's in the hands of UPS presently. ...

It's in the hands of UPS presently.
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Never owned an electric powered...
10-14-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 26,465
Views: 2,864,673
Posted By Wildwood

Always thankful to post this thread

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Too dry for vibrant colour - best reds...
10-14-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,539
Posted By Wildwood

Good to see old threads revived. Still...

Good to see old threads revived.

Still riding my Harding Special.

Hey shnibop - what happened to the orange Harding that started this thread. If it is still around, want to part with it?
...
10-11-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By Wildwood

I voted: So silly

I voted: So silly
10-09-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,485,009
Posted By Wildwood

Always thankful to post this thread

Aug-tober continues.

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Right side of the tracks...
10-09-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26,465
Views: 2,864,673
Posted By Wildwood

Always thankful to post this thread

Less smoke today, so instead of a bunch of easy shorty rides on a bunch of bikes like the last 2 days - I rode kinda long (for me). 40 miles with only quick camera stops (many). The smoke has not...
10-05-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By Wildwood

To close out this thread .... And now awaiting...

To close out this thread ....
And now awaiting new experiences.

Never really ridden an e-bike - for more a few minutes.
Never ridden a bike with 'new' Shimano components - only a vintage bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By Wildwood

this should legitimately go in the e-bike forum,...

this should legitimately go in the e-bike forum, but just to follow-up with this thread

So I bought a 2 year old Orbea Gain road bike - carbon frame, Ultegra Di2 from Jenson USA
I passed on...
10-04-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,485,009
Posted By Wildwood

Thankful as always to post this thread

Into town -

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Back of the local dairy...
10-03-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,485,009
Posted By Wildwood

Always thankful to post this thread

Good vintage photo of your racing days DQRider. :thumb:



Seattle summer temps, but autumn in the air = Aug-tober
Seen yesterday on the road. Well,…off the road actually.
...
10-02-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26,465
Views: 2,864,673
Posted By Wildwood

Especially thankful to post this thread

Rode a regular route. About 17mi.
Thoughts of a 65year friend just back in hospital ICU. Maybe his problem is stroke, seizure, complication from prior surgery, unknown.

Seahawks football in...
Forum: Introductions
10-02-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome to BF. "A bike in my life." ...

Welcome to BF.

"A bike in my life."
Sounds healthy.
And fun.
10-01-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,104
Posted By Wildwood

Touring on pavement category

‘Touring on pavement’ bike evolution ended in 1959.
...
10-01-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By Wildwood

Zero replies there - where it was first posted....

Zero replies there - where it was first posted. Thanks for the help. ;)


it does have a better description of my interests.
Seeking your personal experiences with Orbea ebikes - Bike Forums...
10-01-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,104
Posted By Wildwood

Pinnacle of bicycle frameset design - opinion(ated?) thread

This is strictly an opinion thread. :thumb:
No right or wrong. :beer:
Maybe something laughable. :innocent:

There should be several categories.
Pick your especiality, as photos are always nice....
Forum: Introductions
09-30-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome Freakz, Join us in C&V. Best...

Welcome Freakz,

Join us in C&V.
Best learning comes from easy hands-on enjoyment. Satisfaction improved if associated with nostalgia.

We are good at answering questions about vintage bikes -...
Forum: Introductions
09-30-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome. minor point but......many bicycle...

Welcome.

minor point but......many bicycle riders prefer to be considered 'cyclists', so as not to be confused with 'bikers' who ride motor powered bikes. Not sure about ebike riders - maybe...
09-29-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,413
Posted By Wildwood

If one gets lucky, after 70, they are still...

If one gets lucky, after 70, they are still riding regularly and strong - without regard to speed/power/distance - and loving it. Saddletime rules. There are other opinions, but being over 70, those...
09-28-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,106
Posted By Wildwood

If they had beef, I am sure it was enjoyed with a...

If they had beef, I am sure it was enjoyed with a good red Italian wine.
09-27-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 715
Posted By Wildwood

Find a Colnago? I put the sexiest parts on...

Find a Colnago?

I put the sexiest parts on the fastest bikes.
Lightest parts on the climbers.
Clinchers on the triples.

...not sure there's a Rule...
09-25-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26,465
Views: 2,864,673
Posted By Wildwood

Always grateful to post this thread

Third attempt to post - only me ? Mobile app to upload from phone.
Crap
just the pics this time
if it works...
09-25-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,485,009
Posted By Wildwood

Always thankful to post this thread

Weather has been so nice that everyone is out on the weekends - makes for ‘crowded’ rides, by my definition. Anyway I got a new helmet, :o.
...
09-24-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,485,009
Posted By Wildwood

Thankful to post this thread - as always

Been riding every day. Only 15-20 miles, but … it works in setting a routine and keeps me smiling....
09-23-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By Wildwood

So….how did it turn out for you?

I read the entire thread,….
get to the end….
and now I need to know…
The Rest of the Story.


ebonho - was it worth it?
09-22-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3,635
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 583,040
Posted By Wildwood

I had a 'senior moment' followed by a 'moment of...

I had a 'senior moment' followed by a 'moment of clarity'. And a decent, normal ride.

Spent an hour getting ready to ride: dressed, all the tools, pump tires, water bottle, etc. Left cell phone on...
09-21-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 26,465
Views: 2,864,673
Posted By Wildwood

Always thankful to post this thread

Another nice day,

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26mm tires (tho I have not...
09-20-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,188
Posted By Wildwood

Clipped into Look ski boots in the early '80s. ...

Clipped into Look ski boots in the early '80s.
Started cycling as an adult in the early '80s.
When Look introduced cycling's clipless (?) pedal system, l clipped-in and dropped out of my toeclips...
09-20-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By Wildwood

Great accomplishment. At our age. :thumb: ...

Great accomplishment. At our age. :thumb:

All mine have been metric for a decade and a bit.
I cut the number of days down but still go 20 most rides and 40-50milers a couple of times a month.
...
09-17-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26,465
Views: 2,864,673
Posted By Wildwood

Second on don compton and the Autumn weather....

Second on don compton and the Autumn weather. Great to ride and always grateful to post this thread.
...
09-17-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,485,009
Posted By Wildwood

Always grateful to post this thread…..

…and especially in wool jersey season.

Today I rode in the autumn air.

ooops, double post
09-17-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,485,009
Posted By Wildwood

Always grateful to post this thread…..

…and especially in wool jersey season.

Today I rode in the autumn air
...
09-16-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,485,009
Posted By Wildwood

Always thankful to post this theead

one Earth is all we have, now and forever.


Glad to ride earlier in this day - wool jersey weather.
...
09-15-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,224
Posted By Wildwood

That's a lot of hoops you jumped through, so...

That's a lot of hoops you jumped through, so follow thru with what makes you happiest.

and post the pics of the finished product.


then again brothers are nice to have.
...
09-15-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,348
Posted By Wildwood

Not sure what size 'there is a wire here' markers...

Not sure what size 'there is a wire here' markers you wear? Or if you like 'em rusted.
This is a short cut commuting/truck route between Newcastle/Renton Highlands and Issaquah, WA USA
Lovely on...
09-15-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,348
Posted By Wildwood

I don’t live in a city. What’s a bike lane? ...

I don’t live in a city.
What’s a bike lane?

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...
09-15-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,739
Posted By Wildwood

I guess I'm confused, :foo: I don't go on a...

I guess I'm confused, :foo:

I don't go on a bike ride to be comfortable.
I don't hike in the mountains to be comfortable.
I don't kayak to be comfortable.
I don't go to the gym to be...
09-14-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 26,465
Views: 2,864,673
Posted By Wildwood

Just cruisin around on a 2nd check ride. I never...

Just cruisin around on a 2nd check ride. I never get it 100% trusty on one check ride. About 20 miles is not bad for me on a weekday dealing with 'traffic and no shoulders' ride.
But a couple of...
09-14-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,485,009
Posted By Wildwood

Always thankful to post this thread,…..and

….and… I just wanna be, more like Matt P


just out and about for me. 2nd check ride. Notes: raise the saddle again a tad, bars,hoods,levers fine = shellac the cloth, tools are heavy - get light....
09-14-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,446
Posted By Wildwood

What hands? ...

What hands?

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It’s a magic carpet ride for the...
09-14-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By Wildwood

Stronger wheels and 27-28mm pumped hard, should...

Stronger wheels and 27-28mm pumped hard, should be good in the conditions you describe. You've got a great bike, you can make it work. Better specific tire advice in the Clydesdale Forum.

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