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Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 720
Posted By Cougrrcj

I CAN do that in my ridewithgps account - break...

I CAN do that in my ridewithgps account - break it down into user-specified/highlighted segments - I can do so myself since it is my file, but I have my route file listed as 'private'. I'm afraid...
Forum: Touring
09-26-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 720
Posted By Cougrrcj

@ a_d_a_m I completed the preliminary route on...

@ a_d_a_m I completed the preliminary route on ride-with-GPS, verifying that it was ~1048 miles, and surprisingly almost 24,000' of climbing.

...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,362
Posted By Cougrrcj

If using credit cards, make sure to let your CC...

If using credit cards, make sure to let your CC company know ahead of time so they don't lock your account. Mine has done so on several occasions.

I flew from Cleveland to Tampa to buy a car and...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 720
Posted By Cougrrcj

Too far from Ohio's summer playground (read:...

Too far from Ohio's summer playground (read: TOURIST area) of Catawba/Marblehead/Lake Erie Islands....
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 720
Posted By Cougrrcj

I have contacted Ohio's US Senator Rob Portman...

I have contacted Ohio's US Senator Rob Portman (himself a cyclist) about the Sandusky Bay issue, as well as asking that he sponsor POO (without calling it that ;) ). I also offered to ride with him...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Cougrrcj

Yes, back 45years ago when I was at Ohio State,...

Yes, back 45years ago when I was at Ohio State, the OSU cycling club did a three-day weekend ride to Yellow Springs/Kettering, then north to Bellfontaine, and back to campus... Obviously I survived...
09-21-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By Cougrrcj

That 1st gen Cyclone stuff is fantastic, lighter...

That 1st gen Cyclone stuff is fantastic, lighter than either 2nd gen or Cyclone II, BUT a bit more fragile than the ever-so-slightly heavier but bombproof VGT Luxe.

I had put a set of (used) 1st...
09-21-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By Cougrrcj

Ours is a 24' Class C, originally with a 5.8L...

Ours is a 24' Class C, originally with a 5.8L (351W) but now sports a 505-inch stroked 460. Gets better gas mileage than before (12.6mpg vs previous 10.5) because of increased torque so engine...
09-21-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 52,339
Posted By Cougrrcj

Why? Because my steel road bike still works 45...

Why? Because my steel road bike still works 45 years later just fine, thank-you-very-much! Friction-shifting - so no various manufacturer's proprietary 6-7-8-9-10-speed compatibility issues. My...
09-18-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've found this gear calculator to be of great...

I've found this gear calculator to be of great utility when figuring out prospective gearing for my bikes. https://www.gear-calculator.com/ Just plug in your choices for chainrings and rear...
09-18-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By Cougrrcj

Interesting that you bring this up. My old '75...

Interesting that you bring this up. My old '75 Fuji S-10S came with a 3-pin Sugino Maxy crank with oddball chainrings - 39/51. With the standard SunTour 14-28 five speed freewheel, there were NO...
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 720
Posted By Cougrrcj

POO. Yeah, I need a better name/acronym than that...

POO. Yeah, I need a better name/acronym than that - but it is somehow fitting...

Sandusky Bay Bridge -- Maybe use Uber/Lyft across????
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 720
Posted By Cougrrcj

a_d_a_m Nice write-up! Got three weeks to...

a_d_a_m Nice write-up!

Got three weeks to spare next time? I have my POO ride (Perimeter Of Ohio) just about all mapped out. That's the entire perimeter of the state, or ~1035 miles - but very...
09-17-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By Cougrrcj

If you scroll to the right on that 1976 Fuji...

If you scroll to the right on that 1976 Fuji catalog page (actually page 20 of 22) , you'll see the component listing. It lists the rims as Araya steel, 27x1-1/4.
09-17-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 707
Posted By Cougrrcj

My old iron has the 'sunburned' look. The...

My old iron has the 'sunburned' look. The clearcoat on the top surfaces has gone away due to the car's previous life in the hot sun of southern Florida....
09-17-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By Cougrrcj

7/8" tires are VERY skinny for a '70s bike. ...

7/8" tires are VERY skinny for a '70s bike. Originally, your Sports 10 would have had 27x1-1/4 tires. (or 32mm if you think Metric.) 1-1/8"=28mm, 1"=25mm, 7/8"=23mm.
The Sports 10 was Fuji's...
09-14-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,773
Posted By Cougrrcj

I fill the tires to my preferred 85f/95r...

I fill the tires to my preferred 85f/95r pressures before I head out in the morning. My afternoon commute - I just deal with whatever the pressures are. At most they've lost a couple of psi.

As...
09-14-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,107
Posted By Cougrrcj

Breaking Away 'Cutters'...

Breaking Away 'Cutters'...
09-13-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,029
Posted By Cougrrcj

https://i.makeagif.com/media/2-19-2014/rkSNl3.mp4

https://i.makeagif.com/media/2-19-2014/rkSNl3.mp4
09-13-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,107
Posted By Cougrrcj

Short answer - NO! Somewhat longer answer -...

Short answer - NO!

Somewhat longer answer - I bought my '75 Fuji new (in Oct '76) for less than $200 Yes, that'd be higher in 'today dollars', but still... I still have yet to pay more than $160...
09-09-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,189
Posted By Cougrrcj

I don't care - even if it is a $8 mini-pump from...

I don't care - even if it is a $8 mini-pump from WalMart - but ALL of my bikes have pumps. I have that aforementioned cheap mini-pump on my Miyata 710, and needed it exactly once in six years. No,...
09-09-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 52,339
Posted By Cougrrcj

Mine as well.. Oh, and that's another...

Mine as well.. Oh, and that's another 63-yr-old's opinion.
09-09-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 52,339
Posted By Cougrrcj

A dozen years ago, I came upon a screaming deal...

A dozen years ago, I came upon a screaming deal ($85) on a very-lightly used Trek 1100 (aluminum frame/700c wheels, etc) at a garage sale. It still had the original tires! Absolutely pristine.

...
09-09-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,029
Posted By Cougrrcj

Got it dirty. Very dirty. I decided to ride to...

Got it dirty. Very dirty. I decided to ride to work, and pick up my wife's car at the repair shop near where I work at lunchtime. It must have rained overnight briefly in a few spots along my...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,308
Posted By Cougrrcj

Sounds like you have a wrist angle issue, more...

Sounds like you have a wrist angle issue, more than in problem with bar width. I had that problem on one of my motorcycles. The bars swept back too much and my wrists were at an un-natural angle. ...
09-07-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,094
Posted By Cougrrcj

I had a drawer full of cycling jerseys - most...

I had a drawer full of cycling jerseys - most gotten for signing up for charity rides, etc, but a few that I bought outright - including the '50-plus' one that was offered here a few years ago. I...
09-07-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,131
Posted By Cougrrcj

Back in the early '80s, my kid sister 'borrowed'...

Back in the early '80s, my kid sister 'borrowed' one of my Q-code Cougars for her Senior year in college - her old '73 Catalina 4-dr sedan (no options other than A/C and a 400-4bbl) finally was...
09-06-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,131
Posted By Cougrrcj

For the sake of random information, the Drag Race...

For the sake of random information, the Drag Race ETs/MPH for my rides pictured above -

74 Camaro with 396+.060 (408inches) - 14.00 @ 110 spinning the tires through the first three gears......
Forum: Touring
09-04-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,308
Posted By Cougrrcj

I ride my drop-bar road bikes with my palms on...

I ride my drop-bar road bikes with my palms on the 'shoulders' of the top of the bars where they bending forward, thumbs-up and fingers pointing forward. Brake lever location is further...
09-04-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 822
Posted By Cougrrcj

Well, I was able to pick up my '86 Miyata 710...

Well, I was able to pick up my '86 Miyata 710 that had languished on the Phoenix Craigslist for several weeks for a screaming deal because it was represented as a 'Miata road bike'... Ya gotta look...
09-04-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,131
Posted By Cougrrcj

Was never a 'sports car' guy, as opposed to a...

Was never a 'sports car' guy, as opposed to a Musclecar / drag racer guy... I had a '74 Camaro with a transplanted BBC...
...
09-04-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 815
Posted By Cougrrcj

Always Permatex Anti-seize. Period. End of...

Always Permatex Anti-seize. Period. End of thread.
09-04-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,109
Posted By Cougrrcj

And this is why my Luddite self has stuck to...

And this is why my Luddite self has stuck to friction-shifting rear derailleurs on 6-7-speed Freewheels... Double- or triple fiction-shift fronts... My (old) stuff STILL works great,...
09-04-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By Cougrrcj

If'n I didn't already have my 57cm '86 710 (photo...

If'n I didn't already have my 57cm '86 710 (photo at Idaho and US60) that has since been shipped back home to Ohio
...
09-04-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By Cougrrcj

PB, where are you looking to 'post retirement...

PB, where are you looking to 'post retirement relocating / new spa'?
09-04-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,189
Posted By Cougrrcj

AAA? THEY left me stranded (in my car) in a...

AAA? THEY left me stranded (in my car) in a parking lot from 6pm until almost midnight, whereupon I called the pregnant Wife and SHE came and got me with a tow-strap, towed the car home ourselves. A...
09-04-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,094
Posted By Cougrrcj

I have moisture-wicking hi-vis T-shirts from...

I have moisture-wicking hi-vis T-shirts from Walmart, and short-inseam hiking shorts (with pockets) worn over my usual underwear briefs that I wear on rides of less than 30 miles or on my work...
09-03-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,717
Posted By Cougrrcj

Geeze,was it really that bad out West? Here in...

Geeze,was it really that bad out West? Here in Ohio, I attended Ohio State '76-77, and Cleveland State '80-81 as an engineering student. The OSU year I was even lodged in the all-male...
08-30-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,131
Posted By Cougrrcj

My downfall was getting into Classic Musclecars -...

My downfall was getting into Classic Musclecars - and, of course, Femaliens...
08-30-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By Cougrrcj

Nailed it on the first response!

Nailed it on the first response!
08-30-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,482
Posted By Cougrrcj

I had the '76 RD 400C, in green - from '79-82...

I had the '76 RD 400C, in green - from '79-82 when a left-turning cager took me out. RD400 was totalled. Not mine, but pic from the interwebs. Mine wore a square-tube rear rack with adjustable sissy...
08-30-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
Posted By Cougrrcj

Not-so-fast! Miyata and many other Japanese...

Not-so-fast! Miyata and many other Japanese manufacturers used SEVERAL different serial number formats throughout the years. Miyata moved OUT of Japan to Taiwan in the mid-later 80s, and that's...
08-29-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By Cougrrcj

Unless he's gonna ride it 'Down Under', which...

Unless he's gonna ride it 'Down Under', which would make it right-side-up.

Who is it (other than Europeans made maps first) that says that North has to be 'up' on the globe? There is no 'Up' in...
08-29-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
Posted By Cougrrcj

Depending on the year, the frame of the...

Depending on the year, the frame of the 310/710/912 (and later 510) in the semi-pro series and also the 600/1000 in the touring series can be different in that some have just the main triangle...
08-27-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,487
Posted By Cougrrcj

My '86 Miyata started out at ~23.5 pounds...

My '86 Miyata started out at ~23.5 pounds (catalog weight), but is a bit lighter now due to the upgraded wheelset and lighter tires/tubes I'm sure it is well under 23.0 pounds

( this reminds me...
08-27-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Cougrrcj

My center-pull-equipped bikes all have Q/Rs on...

My center-pull-equipped bikes all have Q/Rs on the hangars - whether front fork or seat-tube... I guess I'm spoiled! ;)
08-26-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,487
Posted By Cougrrcj

Out in the countryside - without time-killing...

Out in the countryside - without time-killing (and door-to-door ET) average stoplights, you can get away with this... Imagine being stopped at just ONE stoplight for over a minute.

My work...
08-26-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Cougrrcj

These are for use when your brakes don't have a...

These are for use when your brakes don't have a quick-release (like most Cantilevers) ..which is why they are necessary on a Miyata 610 / Univega Gran Tourismo...
08-22-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,919
Posted By Cougrrcj

I plead the Fifth... Most are in my...

I plead the Fifth...

Most are in my signature, but others creep in from time-to-time...
08-22-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,345
Posted By Cougrrcj

Back 45+ years ago, my usual ride from the Ohio...

Back 45+ years ago, my usual ride from the Ohio State campus took us through one of the more affluent 'burbs, and young kids on Mopeds were a thing. My riding buddies and I would 'drop them' on the...
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