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Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By big chainring

Tire isnt seated properly. A little talcum powder...

Tire isnt seated properly. A little talcum powder makes tires, tubes less "sticky" and tires seat easier.
10-17-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 468
Posted By big chainring

"Whatch you talkin bout Willis?"

"Whatch you talkin bout Willis?"
10-11-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By big chainring

Mike Neel takes the Senior event. I remember him...

Mike Neel takes the Senior event. I remember him showing up at the local Wednesday training race in 75,76'. Wearing his Magnaflex jersey... A real Professional cyclist. My junior catagory buds and I...
Forum: Touring
10-03-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By big chainring

Rails look tweeked to me.

Rails look tweeked to me.
Forum: Touring
10-03-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,014
Posted By big chainring

Good observations. At this point I am not...

Good observations. At this point I am not interested in investing in yet more camping equipment. We have accumulated good quality tents and bags and why purchase more. Thinking the trailer is a great...
Forum: Touring
10-03-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,014
Posted By big chainring

A reference to a facebook group "Midwest Dino...

A reference to a facebook group "Midwest Dino Riders" which I belong.
Forum: Touring
10-02-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,014
Posted By big chainring

I found a fairly lightweight compact sleeping...

I found a fairly lightweight compact sleeping bag. Fits nicely on my front rack. The tent I divided up into my panniers. So that spreads the weight around.

I got the whole idea of cyclecamping...
Forum: Touring
10-02-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,014
Posted By big chainring

Argh! My smallest tent is still quite heavy for...

Argh! My smallest tent is still quite heavy for this adventure. Same with the sleeping bag. My memory was these were small and compact. Not so much in reality. Hmmm. Still have hope. Gotta dig thru...
Forum: Touring
10-02-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,014
Posted By big chainring

Not concerned about the bike. Its a gaspipe boom...

Not concerned about the bike. Its a gaspipe boom era Mercier. I have a wider range freewheel to put in it. Tires are Kenda double eights which should keep me rolling and provide a stable rife. And...
Forum: Touring
10-01-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,014
Posted By big chainring

I'm an old bike racer, looking to tour

50 years of cycling and never toured. Thought I would take off on an overnight excursion, see how it goes. Tent, sleeping bag, this and that.

My bike is a 1970 Mercier. Have some racks and bags...
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By big chainring

I would put that in the $1800 range.

I would put that in the $1800 range.
09-12-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By big chainring

Campy small flange, assuming Gran Sport. Yes...

Campy small flange, assuming Gran Sport. Yes stainless spokes, DT logo on the heads.
09-12-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By big chainring

A great day to buy a bike...any offers?

A great day to buy a bike...any offers?
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By big chainring

I'm partial to these champagne color bikes. They...

I'm partial to these champagne color bikes. They have a certain look when they are a little rough around the edges. They look like.... Victory!
09-07-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By big chainring

FS: 1982 Trek 730... 52cm

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Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By big chainring

With a spit and a polish... $800

With a spit and a polish... $800
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By big chainring

1982 Trek 730

I rescued this bike recently. 52cm Trek 730 built up with Campy GS group.very good condition. A few scratches and one minor ding on the top tube. It is very slightly indented, but hard to call it a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,763
Posted By big chainring

Years ago I forgot to bring my helmet to a race....

Years ago I forgot to bring my helmet to a race. Of course I discover this minutes before my race starts. I'm franticly looking around to borrow a helmet. And who comes to my rescue, Chicago's very...
09-01-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,324
Posted By big chainring

How much different are front derailleurs? I get...

How much different are front derailleurs? I get my push rod Simplex FD's to operate quite well. 40-50 year old FD cages get wonky. A couple bends and precise alignment and they start operating better...
08-30-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 888
Posted By big chainring

From American Cycling 1966 TOSRV. 45...

From American Cycling 1966 TOSRV. 45 participants(10 of them women). Entry fee $2.75....
08-28-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,988
Posted By big chainring

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Old and new can coexist quite nicely. A 50 year difference...
08-28-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By big chainring

A Study in Contrast

Stopped for a snack with my friend and "parked" our bikes. Had to take a picture. What a study in contrast. My bike is the 50 year old Mercier. I meet up with him on Saturdays after he has done 40...
08-24-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,093
Posted By big chainring

One day of riding, six days recovery. 😄

One day of riding, six days recovery. 😄
08-18-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,545
Posted By big chainring

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​​​​​These were my choice of cleats back in the day. Molded to...
08-18-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,523
Posted By big chainring

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https://youtu.be/eHFamApISCs
08-08-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,187
Posted By big chainring

I had a cancer growth removed from my nose last...

I had a cancer growth removed from my nose last year. One surgeon took a big divot out of my nose and another plastic surgeon reworked my nose. It was really disgusting. Everyday I had to clean and...
08-05-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 64,409
Views: 10,000,053
Posted By big chainring

Ebay local pick up in Marion , NY. Raleigh...

Ebay local pick up in Marion , NY.
Raleigh Prestige
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08-05-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 64,409
Views: 10,000,053
Posted By big chainring

Ebay local pick up in Marion , NY. Raleigh...

Ebay local pick up in Marion , NY.
Raleigh Prestige
https://www.ebay.com/itm/raleigh-bicycle-vintage-/304052067561?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0
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08-01-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 64,409
Views: 10,000,053
Posted By big chainring

Do you need a Raleigh fork? ...

Do you need a Raleigh fork?

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07-31-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 553
Posted By big chainring

I bought one new in 1974. Universal center pulls...

I bought one new in 1974. Universal center pulls standard. Price was right around $400. The bike shop set mine up with 49/52 chainrings and a 15-24 freewheel... Junior gearing. Two weeks later I...
07-23-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By big chainring

I'll pay the shipping if you send the rusty Campy...

I'll pay the shipping if you send the rusty Campy parts to me. Spray the bike with WD-40 and give it a rub down. It might just come back to life.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,021
Posted By big chainring

Campy T wrench in pocket, spare tire strapped to...

Campy T wrench in pocket, spare tire strapped to saddle. Bonus points if a Binda toestrap is used to hold tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,789
Posted By big chainring

BAck in my yute that was the only thing that was...

BAck in my yute that was the only thing that was called out on a group ride. And no hand signals were ever used. You followed the wheel ahead of you and that was it. When "glass" was shouted out the...
06-25-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 27,238
Posted By big chainring

French bikes?... ...

French bikes?...

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06-24-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By big chainring

G. LaPierre. Basic French Bike Boom bike. Sold...

G. LaPierre. Basic French Bike Boom bike. Sold mainly by the "pop up" bike shops that opened up everywhere taking advantage of the cycling boom of the early 70's.
06-21-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By big chainring

Thats depressing. Guess I am well below average.😕...

Thats depressing. Guess I am well below average.😕 ......😆😆😆


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06-19-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By big chainring

That cost more than what I paid for my wifes car...

That cost more than what I paid for my wifes car ​​​​and my car combined!
Replies: 0
Views: 153
Posted By big chainring

Pacer 2000 computer

This high tech speedo is attached to a vintage bike for sale I am interested in. Do these have any value? Its massive!
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06-12-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By big chainring

Dang! If you dont like the Brooks, I'll take it...

Dang! If you dont like the Brooks, I'll take it off your hands. Like these older Brooks Pro's. And a little patina matches my bikes better anyway.
06-10-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 26,505
Posted By big chainring

Yeah, I was young and unaware.

Yeah, I was young and unaware.
06-10-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 26,505
Posted By big chainring

Eddy("actor" who played Italian with pump)was a...

Eddy("actor" who played Italian with pump)was a tough cookie. I saw him throwing punches in a race back in the day. Also an incident where he and several others "went over the fence" on the back...
06-10-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 26,505
Posted By big chainring

One of the disturbing bits in Breaking Away is...

One of the disturbing bits in Breaking Away is Daves father Mr Stoller. A stone cutter who still strolls campus admiring his work. But the work is gone now and Dave and his friends swim in the...
06-10-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3,028
Views: 751,857
Posted By big chainring

Not a cross bike. Mid level sport bike from...

Not a cross bike. Mid level sport bike from 1970's that I put some Kenda double8 tires on. The Midwest Dino Riders on facebook, yes indeed.
06-10-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3,028
Views: 751,857
Posted By big chainring

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06-09-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,840
Posted By big chainring

The gear 90% of people ride in. ...

The gear 90% of people ride in.
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The small/small combo. "I pushed...
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By big chainring

UO-8. Most popular bike boom bike out there. Nice...

UO-8. Most popular bike boom bike out there. Nice bikes too. Give it a spit and a polish... see how she rides.
05-30-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,968
Posted By big chainring

Some interesting theories put out there but the...

Some interesting theories put out there but the turkey levers sparking the bike boom? No, I dont think so. More to do with baby boom and demographics I would think. And really the early 70's euro...
05-25-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,172
Posted By big chainring

Look at bike racing in general. Participation in...

Look at bike racing in general. Participation in the Junior category is minimal. In the mid 70's when I was a Junior racer, weekend events would attract 30-70 Junior racers. Super Week 100+. Is there...
05-24-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By big chainring

I would leave the battle scars as is. Why erase...

I would leave the battle scars as is. Why erase its history. Clean and preserve.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,180
Posted By big chainring

Most trails by me are crushed limestone. I like...

Most trails by me are crushed limestone. I like riding on that stuff. And riding on it with 23mm sew-ups is kind of a kick. 25mm and definitely 28mm gives better control when it gets wet and sloppy.
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