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08-01-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 590
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Posted By jdawginsc

Hope to finish one. But life happened. I started...

Hope to finish one. But life happened. I started too late and then...oops.

i also learned what I am going to do next year...like not procrastinate and get sidetracked fixing 1,907 giveaway bikes...
07-31-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,243
Posted By Narhay

1 week warning

1 week warning
07-31-21, 01:45 PM
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Views: 28,243
Posted By hazetguy

great pics, awesome story, great job!

great pics, awesome story, great job!
07-31-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 365
Posted By onyerleft

Looks like a fun bike.

Looks like a fun bike.
07-31-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 365
Posted By jdawginsc

Ok, so this potentially a Volpe that someone...

Ok, so this potentially a Volpe that someone completely obliterated for purposes of single speed...
1. Cut off the canti bosses.
2. Cut off the brake guides, shift guides and dropouts.
3. Welded...
07-30-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By jdawginsc

Dang. One size larger and Iíd have jumped!...

Dang. One size larger and Iíd have jumped! Looking for a 42 or 43 touring type shoe for clips.
07-30-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Drillium Dude

I wish these were 3 sizes bigger... Best...

I wish these were 3 sizes bigger...

Best touring shoes ever. I'm working my way through my 3rd pair (mail-ordered from Riv back in the early 2000s, too!). Nice and stiff soles for power transfer...
07-30-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,243
Posted By northbend

Nice picture of a Beautiful saddle, Don!

Nice picture of a Beautiful saddle, Don!
07-30-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,243
Posted By jdawginsc

i can relate to the issue of space. Krakhaus,...

i can relate to the issue of space. Krakhaus, Randy and Hazetguy have frames that are my size and tempting, but need to clear space and my common sense deficit.

Still dealing with overbuying a ton...
07-30-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,243
Posted By philpeugeot

So I finally finished the challenge with roughly...

So I finally finished the challenge with roughly 108 miles on the 760. I completed a 25 mile jaunt on Sunday heading to the Sunset District, another 2 miles on Monday for a trip to the dentist, and...
07-28-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17,604
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Posted By zukahn1

Took a nice 10 mile or so ride just outside ...

Took a nice 10 mile or so ride just outside Fairplay on CR 14 found a nice short trail only about a mile that I haven't road before. Some really great wild flowers including some rare white ghost...
07-28-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,468
Posted By bikemig

Post 18 gives you a cheaper solution. See if you...

Post 18 gives you a cheaper solution. See if you can find the top to the French threaded P3 (the cup, the locknut etc) as those tend to survive. The problem is nearly always the bottom. So find a low...
07-27-21, 08:26 PM
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Posted By obrentharris

Just a handful of raindrops on today's ride...

Just a handful of raindrops on today's ride through the cow country of West Marin and Sonoma counties.


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-7skp5VS/0/5dae4077/XL/_DSC2469-XL.jpg

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07-27-21, 07:43 PM
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Posted By gugie

The Iceman cometh* *The Iceman Cometh is...

The Iceman cometh*


*The Iceman Cometh is Eugene O'Neill's marathon play about a group of drunks in a New York City bar in 1912. The characters all have their own pipe dreams. They cling to past...
07-27-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17,604
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Posted By gaucho777

In my continuing effort to seek out new routes, I...

In my continuing effort to seek out new routes, I headed out for a new-to-me route including the climb up Snake Road in the Oakland/Montclair hills. I went down Snake Road for the first time last...
07-27-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,243
Posted By ollo_ollo

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscn1915_ee231fb61e14562461ecb64a2b68e193b0314651.jpg...
07-27-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,946
Posted By Senrab62

Donezo

Will get final weight. Will be in the 21.5ish rate I think with Brooks. With higher end/lighter tires and tubes could probably shave a couple hundred grams.

One time owned by Martin Copland who...
07-27-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,243
Posted By nlerner

Well done, gents! Iím particularly impressed that...

Well done, gents! Iím particularly impressed that you conjured up the Takara baby for that last pic though having him chew on a tubular tire likely was out of the question.
07-26-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 590
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Posted By gugie

It turns out that the Takara was purchased by the...

It turns out that the Takara was purchased by the restaurants owner's brother, who had ridden it to the coast several times, so there was some history behind the bike that added to our enjoyment and...
07-26-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,243
Posted By Andy_K

This weekend, I finished off the mileage portion...

This weekend, I finished off the mileage portion of the challenge in fantastic style. Dfrost and gugie accompanied me on an epic journey to return the Takara from whence it came.
...
07-26-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,243
Posted By hazetguy

So, here are the final numbers for I PLEAD THE...

So, here are the final numbers for I PLEAD THE FILTH:
Total monetary cost, including all the wacky buying & selling math in post number 515: $80.57
Total cumulative mileage: 64.8 (Vetta says 65) /...
07-25-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17,604
Views: 1,931,649
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

My birthday is coming up, but Iíll be working so...

My birthday is coming up, but Iíll be working so decided to get the birthday miles in today. Set out on what I thought would be 50-55 miles (looking for 53} and it turned out to be a hard 66 miles. I...
07-25-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,243
Posted By hazetguy

Today's ride started like carp. I knew I was...

Today's ride started like carp. I knew I was going to be riding on a couple miles of heavily tourist and day-tripper infested bike roads and bike paths. Expecting the worst as I set off, I was not...
07-25-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,243
Posted By gugie

That fits the $$ rule, but I'd say it's not even...

That fits the $$ rule, but I'd say it's not even a Clunker! That's just a rusty barn find that needs some TLC. Maybe a lot of TLC...

Seriously, that's worthy of stripping down, powder coating, and...
07-25-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,243
Posted By jdawginsc

So does this turn into a for sale by owner thread...

So does this turn into a for sale by owner thread when everything is said and done?? Haha.

rustystrings61 will have 14 bikes for sale...and have ridden 21,908km
07-25-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,243
Posted By cog_nate

Done! Capped off w/a morning pastry run. ...

Done!

Capped off w/a morning pastry run.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/730x120/mileage_2679387bbac3d0acdcc2a5c78ed460faf7647ec0.jpg
...
07-24-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,243
Posted By philpeugeot

Went out for another spin today. I managed to...

Went out for another spin today. I managed to complete ~31 miles, which brings my total to 66 miles completed. I had to stop in the Mission District to pick up a discounted brake kit for some...
07-24-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,243
Posted By jdawginsc

Went on a shake down ride this morning to the...

Went on a shake down ride this morning to the tune of 7 km...some thoughts on the Peugeot Slimestone...
1. Rust is not necessarily an impediment to shifting which was reasonably smooth until I tried...
07-23-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14,401
Views: 3,233,104
Posted By jdawginsc

rustystrings61 I am the last person to try to...

rustystrings61 I am the last person to try to help you...I can enable you though...
07-23-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14,401
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Posted By Mr. 66

Not much for me but I did find a Gitane TdF fork...

Not much for me but I did find a Gitane TdF fork for a loose Super Corsa frame in the stash....
07-22-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,243
Posted By gugie

First ride, 9 miles to work ...

First ride, 9 miles to work

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/51327865642_8912af7441_b_adae336061ef8b3e2e4f8b753cab524e7e82a387.jpg
First impressions:
Fairly smooth...
07-20-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,243
Posted By RandolphCarter

I have a front wheel for this thing (Suntour XC...

I have a front wheel for this thing (Suntour XC hub, hard anodized 700C 36h rim) but the matching rear wheel had a rather fateful moment where the tabs on the hub that socketed into the cassette body...
07-20-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,243
Posted By jdawginsc

Peugeot ďSlimestoneĒ

Despite a few health setbacks that have prevented me from getting kms in, I have decided to add an entry that I could not resist...

Enter, the Slimestone. $80 of coolness...

i plan to enter and...
07-20-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,243
Posted By Andy_K

Sounds like you used some serious citrus on the...

Sounds like you used some serious citrus on the Sirrus.



The previous owner of your bike must have visited the same shop as the previous owner of gugie 's Raleigh. I saw the stuff (which he...
07-20-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17,604
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Posted By hazetguy

The other day I rode with my kids to the local...

The other day I rode with my kids to the local velodrome. I had just bought my younger a new-to-her bike, and she was really wanting to ride it. I took the Ross Signature Touring, as I hadn't ridden...
07-19-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,243
Posted By ollo_ollo

My neck problem is much improved, so I resumed...

My neck problem is much improved, so I resumed riding the Follis on 8/1, but took it easy for a while just running local errands on multiple rides of 6 to 8 miles until I accumulated 30.5 miles. Only...
07-17-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,243
Posted By RandolphCarter

<sigh> Fine. I'll toss some parts at this...

<sigh>

Fine. I'll toss some parts at this heap and try to get the miles in.
...
07-04-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,243
Posted By philpeugeot

Finally managed to get around to finishing the...

Finally managed to get around to finishing the 760. jdawginsc thanks for correcting me, all I needed was a 7mm allen key to get the cranks off. No real surprises this time around thank goodness;...
07-01-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,243
Posted By Blues

Wife's unoffical entry

Wife has only gone 28 miles so far. The important part of this is I was able to fit the bike to her so she could ride comfortably. When we get our age, any kind of activity is a very good thing. Our...
06-30-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,243
Posted By Blues

Wife has entered, unofficially

Thank you "Narhay" for the instigating the 100 Clunker Challenge this year.

My wife came with some brand "X" boat anchor bicycle. It's been in the barn until now. Recently, I sincerely looked at...
06-28-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,839
Posted By TullySteve

Well we got it out in good reusable shape!...

Well we got it out in good reusable shape! Combination of the Sheldon Brown tool, overnight soaking in canola, and my LBS used a version of your method to clamp a regular large adjustable wrench to...
06-26-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,614
Posted By Reynolds

First one: ...

First one:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/680x500/opiomi_59916a765ac1b9aad2f8d73d23195d61f0cd107a.jpg
06-24-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 25,547
Posted By johnnyace

I wasn't going to buy any more, but I couldn't...

I wasn't going to buy any more, but I couldn't help it. Found this one locally, in my size, and in great shape. Only bike I regret having sold was my gold 1972 TdF, so it was easy. Bonus points for...
06-22-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,243
Posted By darnet

Green Super Course update

Only a couple of rides in the past 2 weeks. Wednesday before last rode to breakfast diner at the Nashua, NH airport, and back home (9.2 miles)....
06-21-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By TullySteve

Thanks for all the ideas! A fine pic and sharp...

Thanks for all the ideas! A fine pic and sharp fine file, great light and $5 "jeweler's loop" from Harbor Freight cleaned up the threads to start. Then good lube and gradually working the cup off...
06-18-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,156
Views: 124,639
Posted By 3speedslow

Recent save from the middle of the road fighting...

Recent save from the middle of the road fighting the cars for its life. 5 weeks old and in sorry shape. We bonded.

Little lady doing fine with medical treatments and pampering, new cat mother...
06-17-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By johnnyace

Tell me more about my Liberia

I bought this Liberia from an ebay seller who is a rebuilder/restorer/refurbisher (https://cycletechrofo.blogspot.com/) of vintage and modern bikes. It arrived today, very nicely packed, and I...
06-16-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17,604
Views: 1,931,649
Posted By jimmuller

I've been off BF for a while, busy then away on...

I've been off BF for a while, busy then away on vacation for two weeks. Today I rode instead of working. No grand and glorious vistas, but a nice bucolic ride, 44.78 miles through rural and rural-ish...
06-16-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,243
Posted By jdawginsc

Thank you! I have extras and lady bugs as well..

Thank you! I have extras and lady bugs as well..
06-16-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17,604
Views: 1,931,649
Posted By DQRider

Tour de `Hood

...on my `49 Raleigh Clubman. I found an alley where the light at sunset is absolutely perfect - I've posted shots from here before.

Anyway, this was last night:
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