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09-30-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By Wildwood

maybe,....but just one. besides, it ain't bought...

maybe,....but just one. besides, it ain't bought yet.

​​​​rutan74 says I may not be able to have what I want. Which means nothing gets bought. I got plenty that are road worthy.


The idea...
Forum: Introductions
09-30-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 86
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, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome. Seattle's Eastside here. Between...

Welcome.
Seattle's Eastside here. Between Renton - Issaquah.

Been a good summer locally for all outdoor stuff.

Lots of runners pick up cycling as they age. The 'smarter' ones. ;)
Forum: Introductions
09-30-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 60
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, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By Wildwood

Orbea ebike experiences, please.

Maybe time to try electric assist.

Seeking any experiences with Orbea.
Especially the road bike model Gain. Which I like because of the clean (no external cables) front end on the lesser models....
09-29-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 59
Posted By Wildwood

Seeking your personal experiences with Orbea ebikes

More specifically, i am looking for input before buying their road bike Gain model.

Any Orbea experiences appreciated.

I'm thinking Al frame, 105 components. Or 10spd Tiagra
Model D30 or D40...
09-29-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,299
Posted By Wildwood

For the record, not to answer any questions...

For the record, not to answer any questions because, ... well, ... I can only speak for one.

typically riding racy road bikes with a double crankset, when I ride one of my triples - the hips feel...
09-29-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 592
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: 12
Views: 522
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: 30
Views: 613
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...
09-27-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 439
Posted By Wildwood

I'm 0 wins - 2 losses on non-brand name wrist HR...

I'm 0 wins - 2 losses on non-brand name wrist HR monitors. Gifts from relatives, who don't invest too much on gifts. The latest one even gives the wackiest BP readings. Do I trust the step counter...
Forum: Introductions
09-27-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By Wildwood

'....share this fascination with me....' Nope,...

'....share this fascination with me....'
Nope, not me!
not a single KHS
:thumb:

exSantaCruz - and a few other close spots thereabouts.
Forum: Introductions
09-25-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Wildwood

I've got you by only a couple of years - and...

I've got you by only a couple of years - and steady with a good routine becomes imperative to aging with enjoyment.

edit: sister in AR, but not Ozarks, likely won't get back. Got a zero bike...
09-25-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 26,399
Views: 2,850,773
Posted By Wildwood

Beauty. If the finish is nude, watch for...

Beauty.
If the finish is nude, watch for extended full sun exposure - or use an appropriate marine protectant.
Clearcoat is good.
Paint is best.

At least on carbon fiber frames '05 and before. ...
09-25-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26,399
Views: 2,850,773
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: 19,556
Views: 2,446,869
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.
...
Forum: Introductions
09-25-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Wildwood

A person can only ride one bike at a time, it...

A person can only ride one bike at a time, it might as well be Italian (or Japanese). :)

Ozarks? If that means quiet rural roads and hilly terrain - then I envy you. I was once in Missouri and...
09-24-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19,556
Views: 2,446,869
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....
09-24-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By Wildwood

There are times to listen, :thumb: There are...

There are times to listen, :thumb:

There are times to speak out. :50:



I'll shut up. :o


in other news,...ride on. Together or as one.
09-23-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
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?
09-23-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By Wildwood

Maybe ask on C&V ? Their experience with...

Maybe ask on C&V ? Their experience with friction components and wheels without discs and straps with cleats, etc may be relevant.


Who makes the decision? Usually the market.

Lots of 2x8,...
09-23-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By Wildwood

Gold has been used as bling before the...

Gold has been used as bling before the Kardashians were born.
Galli. I did not have the impulsiveness to bid beyond $275usd on ebay for a remarkable gold crankset + rings to match....
09-22-22, 06:46 PM
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Views: 577,628
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: 26,399
Views: 2,850,773
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: 778
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, 01:27 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

terrymorse - any pics of bike(s) for other...

terrymorse - any pics of bike(s) for other events?

I am not competitive in the Washington State Senior Games (70+), nor was I in Califorrnia (50+).

Life dreams are good, living them is better....
09-20-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
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: 26,399
Views: 2,850,773
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, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3,606
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Posted By Wildwood

Hey, I heard about this new thing on social media…

…it was trending last decade, maybe before….


called MAMILs
Middle Age Men In Lycra

i mostly wear wool - when possible -

Do you think I can join the club?
09-17-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19,556
Views: 2,446,869
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: 19,556
Views: 2,446,869
Posted By Wildwood

Always grateful to post this thread…..

…and especially in wool jersey season.

Today I rode in the autumn air
...
09-17-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By Wildwood

I can agree with Iride01 and Random11 about...

I can agree with Iride01 and Random11 about longevity. But that was acknowledged in post 1.

I may have to share the road with motor traffic in my area, but I get almost zero glass debris. ...
09-17-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By Wildwood

One thing I like about Specialized tires I have owned…

…is minimal graphics on their road tires. Only speaking for 3 sets I have owned. :p
...
09-16-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19,556
Views: 2,446,869
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, 09:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,978
Posted By Wildwood

Go buy a cap with the flippy brim, leather...

Go buy a cap with the flippy brim,
leather cycling shoes, slotted cleats
leather hairnet racing helmet
wool shorts & jersey
Silica pump

a chain guard that says - Your Bike Sucks

for...
09-15-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,135
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: 165
Views: 2,949
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, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 859
Posted By Wildwood

For the discerning Lake Oswegoian, it needs an...

For the discerning Lake Oswegoian, it needs an e-wheel.
I think that's a thermometer, needs a rain gauge and cell phone holder.
Where's the camera/radar detection system?
Love the chainring bash...
09-15-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,949
Posted By Wildwood

please come tell that to the 16wheelers that...

please come tell that to the 16wheelers that occasionally roll thru, unloaded of course, to meet 'bike lane' weight limits.
09-15-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,949
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: 2,625
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: 26,399
Views: 2,850,773
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: 19,556
Views: 2,446,869
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: 115
Views: 2,220
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: 426
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.

edit:...
09-14-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By Wildwood

28s would be a minimum width on the road, IMHO,...

28s would be a minimum width on the road, IMHO, at your weight.
Sure, you could ride 25s pumped hard. 23s would be adequate on good pavement. 19/20s would work on an indoor wooden track.
Where do...
09-14-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,220
Posted By Wildwood

I have become comfortably numb... ...

I have become comfortably numb...





only p3
09-14-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,220
Posted By Wildwood

:popcorn :giver: :bike2: :fight: ...

:popcorn
:giver:
:bike2:
:fight:
:twitchy:
:ride:
:backpedal:
:bang:
:beer:
:love:
09-14-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,969
Posted By Wildwood

I have a bunch of vintage leather saddles that...

I have a bunch of vintage leather saddles that were becoming less comfortable, so a had a Forum member do his magic on 4.
Here’s 3 of them with a single large cutout....
09-14-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7,748
Views: 866,642
Posted By Wildwood

I measured both the 23 & 25mm to be true to size...

I measured both the 23 & 25mm to be true to size on these new (unused, but several years old) Rally tubulars.
...
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