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01-23-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 318
Posted By Wildwood

www.velobase.com bookmark it for your many...

www.velobase.com

bookmark it for your many future inquiries, hopefully. :)

Victory or 980 - off the top of my head.
01-23-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 357
Posted By Wildwood

Pity can extend to framesets as well: ...

Pity can extend to framesets as well:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x640/zeus_in_canada_d9b6b9f3c8361fe16d718e5be552e50d60849d71.jpg
Pity followed by work and luck can...
01-22-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Wildwood

That is why older riders and C&Vers (i guess?) ...

That is why older riders
and C&Vers (i guess?)
shift less and
make minor speed adjustments
with cadence
[and take a hand off the brake hoods to shift them clunkers]
instead of just clicking up...
01-22-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 493
Posted By Wildwood

Polo sounds right clubman . Especially if the...

Polo sounds right clubman .
Especially if the straps are unique? IDK.
....but with different bars does track seem possible?


I have a road bike with about the same front tire clearance to the...
01-22-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 318
Posted By Wildwood

Hey, with the current stem: if the correct...

Hey, with the current stem:
if the correct saddle height for your leg length raises the saddle to handlebar level (or even above the handlebars), then check the seatpost insertion minimum is...
01-22-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 318
Posted By Wildwood

If it fits. If it works well. If it rides...

If it fits.
If it works well.
If it rides well, + tracks straight.
If you want a general purposed rider.
If you want the bars above the saddle?
If the price is right.
Then with an LBS favorable...
Forum: Introductions
01-22-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By Wildwood

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

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x816/42588377_8e96_4ad7_a7c0_6a16b41566ee_ad98512cf17fbd5a5ba63347809ec7470a296716.jpeg
This project gives me high expectations. Acquired as...
01-22-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By Wildwood

I already have several little piles of mostly...

I already have several little piles of mostly junk around.

I have successfully used the ISO trading thread :), lots of those missing bits in the hands of BF C&Vers. And a chance to lose something...
01-22-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By Wildwood

The pink one! Welcome to Bike Forums

The pink one!

Welcome to Bike Forums
Forum: Europe
01-21-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By Wildwood

Thank you AlgarveCycling No, have not made the...

Thank you AlgarveCycling
No, have not made the trip yet. May not make the trip this year, as I am 70 and will wait until the Covid situation improves.
01-20-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3,486
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 545,161
Posted By Wildwood

My stem is about as high as I feel confident on a...

My stem is about as high as I feel confident on a 1” carbon steerer tube. The integrated stem & bar might be lighter and sexier, but it reduces one’s flexibility to make adjustments. Like the...
01-19-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By Wildwood

Tire max on wider rimmed wheel? Schwalbe has...

Tire max on wider rimmed wheel?
Schwalbe has some tough tire options at 30mm. And probably many others.
01-19-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By Wildwood

In calm conditions, I'm good to about 35*f. I...

In calm conditions, I'm good to about 35*f. I have zero desire to encounter ice or snow. With any wind = 40* min.

Last few seasons have added winter shoes, fleece lined bib tights (with a front...
01-19-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 503
Posted By Wildwood

Thank you Bianchigirll. I wonder why the...

Thank you Bianchigirll.

I wonder why the tube composition on Bianchi's 'Superset' and 'Formula' framesets are not more widely known?
01-19-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 503
Posted By Wildwood

Not a FaceBooker, But I have been wondering the...

Not a FaceBooker,
But I have been wondering the year (mid-80s?) and model of frames made with 'Formula One’ tubing. And the tubes defined as Formula One.

here is a post by verktyg from '16 that...
Forum: Introductions
01-18-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By Wildwood

Life can sometimes be a chore after …… how many...

Life can sometimes be a chore after …… how many 2nd chances?

I have a younger (by 10 years) b-i-l with feline characteristics - he’s on #8 or #9, and doesn’t keep up his chores. Too bad really....
01-18-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4,261
Views: 663,706
Posted By Wildwood

Well short of spectacular, a small ruralish...

Well short of spectacular,
a small ruralish road
that tips up and down
twists left and right
with green, tended fields
makes a soothing ride.
Wish it was more than a few passing miles along my...
01-18-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18,366
Views: 2,148,125
Posted By Wildwood

Nice old Kestrel. :thumb:

Nice old Kestrel. :thumb:
Forum: Introductions
01-18-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By Wildwood

Winnipeg? I would consider an indoor set-up to...

Winnipeg?
I would consider an indoor set-up to augment the outdoor riding
Forum: Introductions
01-18-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome back again. My favorite tubulars are...

Welcome back again.
My favorite tubulars are VeloFlex, but I am not a commuter. I only have experience with Challenge thru a pair of Elite in 25mm - recently glued - so I can offer no real road...
01-16-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 26,158
Views: 2,769,429
Posted By Wildwood

Who says Winter bikes require fenders?

1983 AustroDaimler Vent Noir - frankenbuild - easy to ride the drops....
01-16-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18,366
Views: 2,148,125
Posted By Wildwood

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51824281012_53...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51824281012_536bd6dcdd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mXwZdq)
Sonoma Coast/ Motobecane (https://flic.kr/p/2mXwZdq) by djk762 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/djk762/),...
01-16-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18,366
Views: 2,148,125
Posted By Wildwood

Thankful to post this thread

Just pics- but it was ‘sweet 16+’ smilin miles. Who says the Winter bikes have to all have fenders?
...
01-16-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By Wildwood

Rollers at the bottom bracket for shifter cables...

Rollers at the bottom bracket for shifter cables are on my 1959 German Hugo Rickert. So it could be later than 40's.
01-13-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By Wildwood

My Zeus post in very good condition ( which is...

My Zeus post in very good condition ( which is NOT on the bike ) measures 26.4 and pinches the seat tube lug closure (ears?). I believe this frame to be from 1972 - approx.
01-13-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By Wildwood

My early '70s Zeus with metric 531 has a seatpost...

My early '70s Zeus with metric 531 has a seatpost of 26.6mm.
It is not a track bike.
01-12-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 116
Posted By Wildwood

Trying to 'donate' 2 vintage 58cm drop handlebar road bikes

Offer closed -

I am hoping to find someone within driving range of Renton, WA that could assist me reducing the number of bikes I own. No money need change hands, appreciation of 70's, friction...
01-12-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,667
Posted By Wildwood

Yes and No. Specifically: yes,yes,no,no ...

Yes and No.
Specifically: yes,yes,no,no
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01-12-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,599
Posted By Wildwood

Everybody wants a shot at the Gravel Riding Hall...

Everybody wants a shot at the Gravel Riding Hall of Fame.

being set up by - the gravel race organizers. Self promotion is marketing in most cases.
01-11-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,047
Posted By Wildwood

My first handlebar bag in decades - this one...

My first handlebar bag in decades - this one from Acorn.
01-11-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18,366
Views: 2,148,125
Posted By Wildwood

here’s one from the road. Lugged Columbus from...

here’s one from the road. Lugged Columbus from Jon Tallerico
...
01-11-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,047
Posted By Wildwood

....all i can reply with is.... there are...

....all i can reply with is.... there are compromises in many things for a bike that does not serve a dedicated purpose. :p. My experience anyway.
01-11-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,047
Posted By Wildwood

The smaller end of the 'useful' front bag...

The smaller end of the 'useful' front bag continuum was underrepresented. IMHO The OP bag in #1 didn't appear oversized, a tubular spare tire might have braced it out nicely for a few other...
01-11-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,047
Posted By Wildwood

for a small bag on your bars no supports are...

for a small bag on your bars no supports are needed.
Given the right bag.
...
01-11-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By Wildwood

Nice. Really nice. I just don't understand 27"...

Nice. Really nice.
I just don't understand 27" wheels when you start 'from th ground up'. But that's me.

Zeus hoods are available from Spain....
01-10-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18,366
Views: 2,148,125
Posted By Wildwood

Large hands, long arms. Advancing Parkinson's =...

Large hands, long arms.
Advancing Parkinson's = quick engagement of brakes a downside with twitchy hands.
Stay flexible my friend.


On all my Ergo = give me room to let my fingers caress the...
01-09-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,520
Posted By Wildwood

Did you say VO, drilled, 48/34? here is what it...

Did you say VO, drilled, 48/34?
here is what it looks like.
no idea if it works with your front derailleur, my gears are friction. Is your BB
square taper spindle?
...
01-09-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26,158
Views: 2,769,429
Posted By Wildwood

Thankful for a good ride - post snowmelt.

Just in case the legs might be weak after a few weeks off - rode the triple chainring vintage.
Low sun, mid 40s, 2nd consecutive dry day but damp and lots of wet trickling across the roadway, grit...
01-09-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18,366
Views: 2,148,125
Posted By Wildwood

Thankful as always to post this thread

Today’s ride - took the triple chainring - proved that hiking is an acceptable xtrain for me.
Anyway - pics.
Low sun,mid-40s, well dressed for warmth. Only 15 mi. But fun on the Batavus.
...
Forum: Introductions
01-09-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By Wildwood

Looks like a good thread to post an early 70s...

Looks like a good thread to post an early 70s Italian.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/win_20220108_15_32_51_pro_6eb1df577c4c30ca5e64c7ee4bac3b16c96c95aa.jpg
1972...
Forum: Introductions
01-09-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
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Views: 161
Posted By Wildwood

What's ap? Not sure, but bet it comes in a can -...

What's ap? Not sure, but bet it comes in a can - chef.

Will we see you in 50+?
Forum: Introductions
01-09-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By Wildwood

Yes, welcome from an east-sider. Bike you...

Yes, welcome from an east-sider.
Bike you ordered looks good.
enjoy - the bike and the Forum.
01-08-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By Wildwood

You build them very nicely - very nicely.

You build them very nicely - very nicely.
01-07-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,291
Posted By Wildwood

Same for me - but I am closer. 60cm Frenchies...

Same for me - but I am closer. 60cm Frenchies please! And any single builder Americans. I'm restraining my PM inclinations.
01-07-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,291
Posted By Wildwood

Yeah, I think each roll of Christmas paper at our...

Yeah, I think each roll of Christmas paper at our house lasted about 10-15 years. You could guess the useage by how many creases there were when Mom put the pieces so carefully back on the roll and...
01-07-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 531
Posted By Wildwood

Caveman has females around him. ;) Not sure how...

Caveman has females around him. ;) Not sure how many are cyclists. He is just outside PA.

edit: He has not been so evident hereon BF, since he admittedly, and willingly went Postal.
01-07-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,291
Posted By Wildwood

I think keeping a bunch of junkers around for the...

I think keeping a bunch of junkers around for the occasional part that costs less than $35 on ebay (but less if trading on BF) is perhaps the definition of Hoarding Syndrome. But did your...
01-07-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,460
Posted By Wildwood

The problem I have with "Gravel bike" is defining...

The problem I have with "Gravel bike" is defining 'gravel'.
Specifically:
Is your gravel the hard packed (but not paved), flatish, Rails to Trails, carless pathways?
Is your gravel the lone...
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By Wildwood

$200 max - step-thru bikes just don't hold value,...

$200 max - step-thru bikes just don't hold value, especially with stem shifters, no tires, surface rust. Nice looking bike though. I like my Romic, but not recognized as a Classic, just vintage.
...
Replies: 19
Views: 692
Posted By Wildwood

Cleaned up and running, listed on ebay with good...

Cleaned up and running, listed on ebay with good pics - Ask $1200, accept $800, as the Look fork really should be replaced. The Holland cultists might bite. Holland does titanium as well as anyone.
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