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05-15-22, 08:42 PM
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Posted By cooperryder

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05-15-22, 08:22 PM
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Posted By obrentharris

Much to our relief, after a very dry couple...

Much to our relief, after a very dry couple months, we had some late rains this year which really brought out the wild flowers and filled the local reservoirs. A thirty mile local loop this morning...
05-15-22, 03:33 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

First real summer day of the year, so a must-ride...

First real summer day of the year, so a must-ride day. :)

We'd taken our bikes to the Land of Altena, a lordship dating back to the tenth century. Lots of history, small villages, and best of all:...
05-03-22, 02:20 PM
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Posted By Prowler

This may be pretty boring for most of you but I...

This may be pretty boring for most of you but I could not help but ponder this today. I spent much of my ride time this morning appreciating how lucky I am. Lucky to own this old wreck of a bike and...
05-02-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 273
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Posted By irwin7638

After 10 years of serious fully loaded trips, I...

After 10 years of serious fully loaded trips, I cleaned up my Hunqapillar and had it powdercoated so I could quit stressing about the finish....
05-02-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 273
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Posted By clarkbre

Cleaning the dust off this bike I built about 10...

Cleaning the dust off this bike I built about 10 years ago.

As my kids are at a good age (11 & 9) to start riding some distances, we are all getting excited for cycling again.

Specs: 2012 54cm...
05-01-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 68,155
Posted By TeeSquare

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Miyata Triple Cross with 48 spoke rear wheel
04-27-22, 09:31 PM
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Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Not a problem! The 25" size is rare, which I...

Not a problem! The 25" size is rare, which I suppose isn't surprising to us since all bikes that could come in our size seldom do. And if a 25" FX wasn't hard enough to find, spotting a FX 7.4 and...
04-26-22, 07:03 PM
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Posted By JacobLee

Shakedown ride on new estate sale International....

Shakedown ride on new estate sale International. The rear wheel immediately shifted over to the left, but no problems after that was put right. Did the usual 10 miles/1,000 feet and I still have all...
04-26-22, 02:28 PM
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Posted By banana jam

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6'2" 245 she can take a pounding.
04-26-22, 08:10 AM
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Posted By BTinNYC

Doctor, you promised!!!

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Can the broken Centurion be revived?...
04-25-22, 10:03 PM
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Posted By polymorphself

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04-24-22, 11:32 PM
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Posted By noobinsf

Took the Mercian out for a test ride along the...

Took the Mercian out for a test ride along the Hayward shoreline. It was my first time on the path, so I was surprised it was mostly gravel. Thank goodness for the 35mm Gravelkings.

...
04-24-22, 08:16 AM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Well, the crowd has spoken, so I'll definitely be...

Well, the crowd has spoken, so I'll definitely be taking the Carlton Super Python for the lighthouse ride! If anyone around here sees me out there please feel free to say hello. My uncle will be...
04-23-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2,054
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Posted By RiddleOfSteel

2014 Trek FX 7.3 in Black Titanite (metallic)....

2014 Trek FX 7.3 in Black Titanite (metallic). 25" / XL size.

Original frame, fork, headset, and spacers. Stock V-brakes with Kool Stop Thinline pads. Dura-Ace 9000 shifters, derailleurs,...
04-23-22, 01:46 PM
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Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Some other relevant details for those curious...

Some other relevant details for those curious about tire clearances with the given pressures (+/- a psi or two) among other things:

Rear seat stay clearance. Not a lot of room--about 4.5mm average...
04-18-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 48
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Posted By T.W.O.

Here is a pic of the '76 Motobecane Grand Jubile...

Here is a pic of the '76 Motobecane Grand Jubile that I rode on Saturday. The reputation of the metric 531 frames as being a smooth, comfortable ride is well deserved in my experience. I'll have to...
04-18-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,715
Posted By Prowler

As usual, my trip to the Cape included other...

As usual, my trip to the Cape included other stops and rides. Thursday morning I drove to Plainville, CT and rode the Farmington Heritage trail. That trail now has a parking lot at the southern end,...
04-17-22, 12:30 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

We did it all yesterday! All 22 miles Dennis to...

We did it all yesterday! All 22 miles Dennis to Wellfleet, then all 22 back again! it was a great trip

Just to to prove that it actually happened, here are some pics.

At the start. L to R: Jim...
04-11-22, 07:33 PM
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Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Present day update: I determined that the 42s,...

Present day update: I determined that the 42s, while good in several ways, were not the most ideal match to the bike. Neither was the triple for my knees, nor the friction shifters. Changed the...
04-10-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By Andy_K

N-1 -- 2020 Clunker Challenge Completed

I'm not very good at N-1, but today I finally let one go out the door. One of the members of my cyclocross team is helping out a family from Afghanistan, and they needed a bike to get to work. I was...
04-08-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,771
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Grail can be plural

Grail can be plural
04-05-22, 08:44 PM
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Posted By Drillium Dude

Headed out to my bank, then went southwest into...

Headed out to my bank, then went southwest into an 18mph headwind to the White Tank Regional Park. That headwind became a tailwind I much appreciated on my return leg! Got up to 90+ today, so I was...
04-05-22, 03:51 PM
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Posted By Prowler

Felt like NBD. My "good bikes" so up into the...

Felt like NBD. My "good bikes" so up into the loft for the winter, 4 months a year. Nice and cold and dry up there so they're safe and sound but I miss them. They come back down and into service in...
04-05-22, 01:40 PM
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Posted By scozim

Nothing special today. The wind is howling...

Nothing special today. The wind is howling outside again. But today is the first official ride after prostate cancer surgery on January 4th. Had to wait 3 months before riding. That timeframe...
04-04-22, 06:25 AM
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Posted By Indytriumph

Some of the best folks are found in this group

I am in awe with some of the kindness with some of the members here. I recently found a bike from my teenage years that was located in San Diego. I recently posted a question in this forum about how...
04-03-22, 10:47 PM
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Views: 535
Posted By tallbikeman

I'm 6'5" and finding bikes to fit is very...

I'm 6'5" and finding bikes to fit is very difficult. You almost have to have them built for you. I ride older steel 10/12 speed drop bar roadbikes from the 80's because they actually made them big...
03-31-22, 06:33 PM
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Posted By Roger M

A late update to this Expedition thread. I...

A late update to this Expedition thread.

I haven't yet done any touring on it, but I ride this bike anytime there's hauling or shopping. It's not particularly fast or light, but this big bike is...
03-31-22, 03:01 AM
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Views: 980
Posted By Drillium Dude

This is how I see those two - even if it was the...

This is how I see those two - even if it was the 70s (the absolute worst era for fashion, at least in my lifetime):
...
03-30-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 68,155
Posted By bikecopp

Rivendell Hunqapillar with 40 hole Phil woods. ...

Rivendell Hunqapillar with 40 hole Phil woods. Pretty much bulletproof.

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03-28-22, 04:21 PM
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Posted By bulgie

I started there in '84, and I agree with...

I started there in '84, and I agree with SurferRosa that this one is about a '79.

The lugs are the first version of Henry James (Folson), cast in USA.

I think Bill used some Reynolds 531 back...
03-22-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,222
Posted By arimnestos

You know not all young people are the same right?...

You know not all young people are the same right? Thanks for your reply, but if it's just to be condescending, please try not to make a bunch of assumptions.

I have an 07 Honda Accord with...
03-22-22, 01:06 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

Might as well add my own latest builds. For...

Might as well add my own latest builds.

For "racing" (i.e. showing up at L'Eroica :)) I built up this Union "Rini Wagtmans" last year. Rini Wagtmans was a Dutch pro and one of Eddy Merckx'...
03-20-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By PilotFishBob

Springtime for Hetchins

Yes, recently re-watched "The Producers". Finally finished up a project I'd alluded to in other threads without specifics, a 1950 Hetchins - either a SuperSport or a Nulli Secundus. Based what I've...
03-18-22, 02:52 PM
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Posted By swampyankee2

A 72 Raleigh Sports I exumed from the cellar when...

A 72 Raleigh Sports I exumed from the cellar when we moved to our house. Guessing it had been there 30 some years since that's when the husband died....
03-18-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By smontanaro

:bump: Still want to sell this. Net proceeds will...

:bump: Still want to sell this. Net proceeds will go to Doug Fattic's contacts in Ukraine.
03-16-22, 12:17 PM
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Posted By seypat

Both the TT and DT are bent. Put some butter and...

Both the TT and DT are bent. Put some butter and jelly on it.
03-15-22, 01:26 PM
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Posted By T-Mar

Spring is just around the next corner in my...

Spring is just around the next corner in my region. To-day dawned right at the freezing mark and we're expecting it to be unseasonably warm for the next few days. This morning was likely the last...
03-14-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,195
Posted By steelbikeguy

as noted by others, it is entirely period...

as noted by others, it is entirely period correct. It has certainly fallen out of favor, but who knows if it might be back in favor in a decade or two??

In the meantime... if a solid color tape...
03-13-22, 01:06 PM
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Posted By botty kayer

Thankfully no snow, but in a surprise to nobody...

Thankfully no snow, but in a surprise to nobody we had grey skies and rain in London today, but this patch of colour was happy about that....
03-12-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,509
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

You know jPrichard10 I nearly sold this recently....

You know jPrichard10 I nearly sold this recently. I had photos taken of it, with Superbe Pro down tube shifters and a mint Shimano 5600 GS (long cage) rear derailleur along with new 32mm tan wall...
03-10-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 565
Posted By ThatsOK Cyril

My New 198? Lotus Eclair’s Maiden Voyage

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Maiden voyage of my new 40 year old Lotus Eclair...
03-10-22, 02:04 PM
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Posted By Stevensb

NBD - 1990 Basso Gap

New to me, a 1990 Basso Gap in the Europa (aubergine and blue) colour combination (according to the catalogue page posted by tronnyjenkins over on the Paceline forums some years ago).

90xxxxxx...
03-09-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,314
Posted By noobinsf

More work to be done on this one, but I finally...

More work to be done on this one, but I finally had a free day to connect everything and make it roadworthy.

...
03-09-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,532
Posted By bikingshearer

Well, he certainly wouldn't claim to be. I...

Well, he certainly wouldn't claim to be.

I live a 20-30 minute drive away from Rivendell and have been there a number of times. I've even spoken with The Man himself a few times (he wouldn't...
03-07-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 68,155
Posted By tallbikeman

Hopefully a better picture of above bike today. ...

Hopefully a better picture of above bike today.
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03-07-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,268
Posted By steelbikeguy

just a photo from a ride in 1997. The cats in...

just a photo from a ride in 1997.
The cats in the doorway caught my attention, so it seemed like a good excuse for a photo (back in the days of film).
The location was near St. Donatus, Iowa, just...
03-07-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,244
Posted By nlerner

It seems at some point, perhaps because of Grant...

It seems at some point, perhaps because of Grant Petersen (!), we called these "all-rounder" bikes. They weren't built for speed or for carrying large loads, but serve perfectly well as commuters,...
03-06-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By jjhabbs

82 Mercian Vincitore build video and pics

Hey guys, A video that took 2 months to make. Too busy! Check it out. Thinking about swapping parts with my Strada speciale. Check out the video and let me know what you think.
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03-05-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 68,155
Posted By cyclist2000

Nice set of bikes

Nice set of bikes
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