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07-04-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 662
Posted By USAZorro

Wout has put a massive target on his back for...

Wout has put a massive target on his back for Mssr Karma to pay him a visit.
07-01-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 662
Posted By USAZorro

1st cut had Wout and Haig on the squad... Neither...

1st cut had Wout and Haig on the squad... Neither are rolling out today on team Marginal Losses.
06-30-22, 04:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 662
Posted By USAZorro

another concerning news cycle... a couple more...

another concerning news cycle... a couple more changes. sheesh
06-29-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 662
Posted By USAZorro

I made a change and dropped a rider I really...

I made a change and dropped a rider I really would have taken under other circumstances. Just got bad vibes. I'll be more transparent after the Tour starts.
06-28-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 662
Posted By USAZorro

Made it in. :beer:

Made it in. :beer:
06-27-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 34,690
Posted By USAZorro

My mom thought tap dancing was my rocketship to...

My mom thought tap dancing was my rocketship to juvenile fame and fortune back in the day. :o
06-27-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 34,690
Posted By USAZorro

Amazing that a thread like this has legs to go on...

Amazing that a thread like this has legs to go on for six years. Many bicycles produced by builders of various nationalities that I like. Attempting to rank never results in agreement, and serves...
06-25-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By USAZorro

That stem is a collector's piece. The brake...

That stem is a collector's piece. The brake levers are not original. Very cool find.
06-25-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 16,564
Posted By USAZorro

I finally made the double (and a little bit more...

I finally made the double (and a little bit more because I thought I had one less mile in than I actually did). The riding is DONE!

28.16 today 101.53 overall. I'll be back one more time to do...
06-25-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,834
Posted By USAZorro

Was thinking of this thread while I was out...

Was thinking of this thread while I was out finishing the clunker challenge today. They certainly didn't skimp on material when they built bridges on the Roanoke River Greenway.

...
06-25-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 814
Posted By USAZorro

I hear that loud and clear. If you were local,...

I hear that loud and clear. If you were local, I'd be tempted to pass this recent find on to you. (don't worry, it will look a lot different when I'm through) ;)

...
06-25-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 814
Posted By USAZorro

IF I were a bike thief (I certainly am not), I...

IF I were a bike thief (I certainly am not), I would consider a mixte as a "mark" long before I'd even think about a ladies' 3-speed. Granted, I have a bit of bias (would love to acquire a mixte to...
06-24-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 480
Posted By USAZorro

Similar description to a Superbe or Tourist.

Similar description to a Superbe or Tourist.
06-23-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 939
Posted By USAZorro

Would there be an equivalent clear product that...

Would there be an equivalent clear product that could be applied over an existing paint job in a similar manner (after proper cleaning and prep of course)?
06-22-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By USAZorro

I'm guessing Sanshin/Sunshine. Decent hubs, but...

I'm guessing Sanshin/Sunshine. Decent hubs, but you're not missing out on a windfall if you donate them.
06-20-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 16,564
Posted By USAZorro

Yet another day of underachievement. Rode the...

Yet another day of underachievement. Rode the usual out and back, tolerating a constant small noise from the front hub on the outbound leg. Stopped to adjust the cone and it got worse. Stopped a...
06-20-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 12,316
Posted By USAZorro

a potential alternative ...

a potential alternative

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06-19-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 767
Posted By USAZorro

I went to visit a friend up in Toronto in 2005 to...

I went to visit a friend up in Toronto in 2005 to do some riding and to make some rounds to visit Mariposa and to socialize with a couple of his friends who had raced in the 50s and 60s. I remember...
06-18-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 16,564
Posted By USAZorro

Bumblebee managed 13.41 miles today. The upwind...

Bumblebee managed 13.41 miles today. The upwind leg was a challenge and the downwind (return) was glorious, though it was disconcerting to hear clicking whenever there was a lateral force applied to...
06-18-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,417
Posted By USAZorro

Not a Professional. Not a 'bent. Obviously IS...

Not a Professional. Not a 'bent. Obviously IS bent.

If someone buys it from him based on the listing and his response that it isn't bent, e-Bay (the company) will not be kind to him. If anyone...
06-18-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 939
Posted By USAZorro

Something like this ...

Something like this


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06-17-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,813
Posted By USAZorro

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-17-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By USAZorro

Pass along the serial number once you are able...

Pass along the serial number once you are able to.

I hadn't considered this being modified, but taking a closer look, that would make sense.
06-16-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By USAZorro

Looks like it could be a Kodiak. The 1984...

Looks like it could be a Kodiak. The 1984 catalog says it comes with 555 tubing, but aside from that and the rear brake cable routing, I think it matches
06-16-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 776
Posted By USAZorro

Great story. Lovely bicycles too. I do have to...

Great story. Lovely bicycles too. I do have to ask about the pedals on the Torelli. What are those?
06-16-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 767
Posted By USAZorro

BMX collectors either seem to have more $$ than...

BMX collectors either seem to have more $$ than they have sense, or they're shrewdly playing a longer game. Have seen a recent auction for a BMX bike that didn't meet reserve at $61,000. Has me...
06-15-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 719
Posted By USAZorro

I got the same a few years back, but through...

I got the same a few years back, but through their sole US distributor. I am very pleased with them, and yes, the price was rather reasonable.

...
06-13-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 821
Posted By USAZorro

Belated HBD. :bday: Hope you get many more...

Belated HBD. :bday: Hope you get many more excellent rides in this season.

Someone in Virginia needs to up his game. :o
06-12-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 16,564
Posted By USAZorro

Got up to 88 east-coast degrees here today. New...

Got up to 88 east-coast degrees here today. New saddle is a huge improvement. Had to make a stop about a mile in to raise it a little, and as I was getting ready to dismount to attend to that, a...
06-11-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 659
Posted By USAZorro

The solution is remaining on the saddle at all...

The solution is remaining on the saddle at all times. :D
06-11-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 659
Posted By USAZorro

The saddle is a few shades off the bar wrap. ...

The saddle is a few shades off the bar wrap. :innocent:
06-11-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 16,564
Posted By USAZorro

I DESPISE my replacement saddle - which has been...

I DESPISE my replacement saddle - which has been sitting around for a few years, having come off the fixed-gear bike that I flipped about 4 years ago - but that's putting the cart before the horse.
...
06-05-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 16,564
Posted By USAZorro

See post 382 (directly above. :o

See post 382 (directly above. :o
06-05-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 16,564
Posted By USAZorro

So yay? Today happens to be the day of the...

So yay? Today happens to be the day of the Roanoke Ironman 70.3. I heard about it on the local news this morning, and they said it was taking place in a park that's well away from where I normally...
06-04-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 16,564
Posted By USAZorro

Soooo... I took care of some matters around the...

Soooo... I took care of some matters around the house and eagerly carted Bumblebee off to the trailhead at the Greenway. I affixed a pump peg for the black Zefal pump that works with Schraeder...
06-03-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 761
Posted By USAZorro

Sorry to hear about your father's passing. It is...

Sorry to hear about your father's passing. It is obvious that he certainly treasured this bicycle. If you're inclined to part with it, my advice is to not act on that impulse for a good, long time.
06-03-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 16,564
Posted By USAZorro

Well, this is how Bumblebee looks with everything...

Well, this is how Bumblebee looks with everything installed. I have noticed that the front wheel doesn't turn freely, but I'm hoping that's just a quick cone adjustment. After setting up the shift...
06-02-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 16,564
Posted By USAZorro

I would love riding there.

I would love riding there.
06-01-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 16,564
Posted By USAZorro

This may not look like it's a big deal, but this...

This may not look like it's a big deal, but this baby is my salvation. There isn't much in the way of flat roads in these parts, with even the greenway trail having a couple boogers of climbs along...
05-25-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,312
Posted By USAZorro

Beta. Has to be there. It's not only software...

Beta. Has to be there. It's not only software related, but it also is your disclaimer if anything turns out in a way you'd like to correct.

I'm skeptical that binary gives the proper mix of...
05-21-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,366
Posted By USAZorro

Oh the halcyon days of week 2. :innocent:

Oh the halcyon days of week 2. :innocent:
05-19-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,366
Posted By USAZorro

Caleb makes it official. He's damned fast, but...

Caleb makes it official. He's damned fast, but he doesn't climb much better than I do (not a compliment).
05-17-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By USAZorro

I love what you did with it. As I read the room...

I love what you did with it. As I read the room though, I am very skeptical that the other very interested observer would be at all pleased with a ride in the basket. :p (as I re-read, I realize that...
05-11-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By USAZorro

I'm sure it was their advertisers. I was hoping...

I'm sure it was their advertisers. I was hoping to see my late Uncle's shop there, and I was not disappointed.

Thank You!
05-11-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By USAZorro

Love everything about it, except for the angle...

Love everything about it, except for the angle the saddle is set at. (and the fact that's one size larger than ideal :innocent: )

Curious that the previous owner went with 27" hoops. Were they...
05-11-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By USAZorro

Great article. This said, nostalgia pulls me...

Great article.

This said, nostalgia pulls me in a different direction. Might it be possible to scan a few pages earlier where they promote America's Leading Bike Shops in New York?

Thanks.
05-11-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By USAZorro

Looking at the author's images, I do believe I...

Looking at the author's images, I do believe I see hints of that leading "8".
05-10-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,366
Posted By USAZorro

For you, I'll once again express my condolences...

For you, I'll once again express my condolences about Tom Dom.
05-07-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,121
Posted By USAZorro

You might want to consider acquiring a second...

You might want to consider acquiring a second vintage bicycle. :innocent:
05-06-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,366
Posted By USAZorro

I really messed up. Was going to make my picks...

I really messed up. Was going to make my picks today without realizing Hungary set their clocks forward a day.

I feel sorry for anyone who picked Caleb or Tom Dom.
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