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11-16-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,311
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've said this before, and it bears repeating...

I've said this before, and it bears repeating from time-to-time...

WHEELSET! Pay attention to your old wheelset. Many who think their bike is 'old and sluggish' would be astounded at what happens...
11-14-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,311
Posted By Cougrrcj

Please define 'ancient'! Mine is a '86. -- it...

Please define 'ancient'! Mine is a '86. -- it is also the NEWEST road bike I have!

...
11-14-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By Cougrrcj

This was how I packed at 25" frame bike for...

This was how I packed at 25" frame bike for shipping to the PacNorWest. I didn't have the correct tool to remove the fork.. Pool noodles and Zip-ties. For both dropouts, I cut some PVC pipe to the...
11-14-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,215
Posted By Cougrrcj

My intent of providing my bike weights was to...

My intent of providing my bike weights was to show that a low-mid-grade bike (My '75 Fuji S-10S) weighed only 4-5 pounds heavier than a high-end bike of the day - a (Schwinn Paramount on tubulars! ...
11-11-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,215
Posted By Cougrrcj

My bikes would be considered heavyweights today -...

My bikes would be considered heavyweights today - but were relatively light when they were new!

'75 Fuji S-10S was 26.5 pounds when a similar vintage tubular-equipped Schwinn Paramount was 22...
11-11-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,043
Posted By Cougrrcj

I'd prefer this--- ...

I'd prefer this---


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11-11-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,043
Posted By Cougrrcj

That'd do it for me, too... Lugged steel,...

That'd do it for me, too... Lugged steel, Metallic emerald green, Phil bottom bracket...
11-11-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,129
Posted By Cougrrcj

Mental age? For some strange reason, I still...

Mental age? For some strange reason, I still think that I'm in my late 20s -- until I look in the mirror! :lol:
11-11-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,129
Posted By Cougrrcj

Oh, I have my truck, too... '95 F250 XLT ext cab...

Oh, I have my truck, too... '95 F250 XLT ext cab long bed.

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OLDER than my...
11-07-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,091
Posted By Cougrrcj

I only wish I had a 25-mile run with no traffic...

I only wish I had a 25-mile run with no traffic lights or other impediments to a straight-through ride. I had wanted to do a 83-mile speed-ride between Apache Junction AZ to my aunt's home in Oro...
11-07-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,210
Posted By Cougrrcj

I'd call that more of a face shield than a visor....

I'd call that more of a face shield than a visor.

A visor, to me, is more like a brim of a baseball cap. - it sticks straight out
11-07-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,385
Posted By Cougrrcj

I had bought my Miyata 710 out in Phoenix, where...

I had bought my Miyata 710 out in Phoenix, where it is sand that is the issue. Sand gets into the brake pads and wears out a rim in short order. The Miyata's original rims had deep grooves worn...
11-07-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,385
Posted By Cougrrcj

In other threads here on BF.net, I have described...

In other threads here on BF.net, I have described how I count the coins alongside the road while on my commute. When it totals more than a couple of bucks, I pick it up and buy myself a treat at DQ...
11-06-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,108
Posted By Cougrrcj

Sad news indeed! My bikes all wear vintage...

Sad news indeed!
My bikes all wear vintage TireSavers that were sold through Bike Warehouse back-in-the-day. I had replaced worn out scraper wire with repurposed broken stainless spoke sections...
11-06-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,091
Posted By Cougrrcj

I can't help but note that the heaviest road bike...

I can't help but note that the heaviest road bike is the only one to hit 20mph! Fastest is ~7-1/2 pounds or almost 50% heavier than the lightest bike. Why? I dunno...

BTW, My lightest road bike...
11-04-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,301
Posted By Cougrrcj

'LBS'? WTF is that? Yeah, I know it means...

'LBS'? WTF is that?

Yeah, I know it means 'Local Bike Store/Shop', but there are NONE 'local' to me, meaning within 15 miles. The 'LBS' had NOTHING for bikes older than 5 years old other than...
11-04-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,010
Posted By Cougrrcj

While the car is not my 'cup-of-tea' and neither...

While the car is not my 'cup-of-tea' and neither is the straight-blade fork, threadless headset, 'splash' bar tape, or relative-seat-height higher than bars, I can still appreciate his dedication to...
11-03-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,129
Posted By Cougrrcj

Just get the more understated Regal T-Type. Same...

Just get the more understated Regal T-Type. Same car as the GN at a fraction of the price! Waaaaay back in '85, I was trying to decide between a Regal T-Type (I couldn't afford the Grand National)...
11-01-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,129
Posted By Cougrrcj

'89 Ford Crown Vic LX, originally a 351W-VV...

'89 Ford Crown Vic LX, originally a 351W-VV (Variable Venturi 2-barrel), now bored/stroked to 395 inches. That pic was taken when it was still a mid-13-second emissions-test-legal ride that pumped...
10-31-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,091
Posted By Cougrrcj

Anticipation jitters! Conga-rats on getting...

Anticipation jitters!

Conga-rats on getting another one into the Club!

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10-31-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 843
Posted By Cougrrcj

My cars always have a bound 3x5" logbook. Gas...

My cars always have a bound 3x5" logbook. Gas purchases are recorded on one side, and any repairs/maintenance (oil changes, brakes, tire rotation/winter changeover) is noted starting on the...
10-31-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,129
Posted By Cougrrcj

Naaaah... Not when I've got these in the...

Naaaah... Not when I've got these in the garage...

The Wife's 'fun' car - 23k original-mile bone stock
...
10-31-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,541
Posted By Cougrrcj

I have almost always ridden my Fuji on neither...

I have almost always ridden my Fuji on neither the 'drops', 'hoods', or the 'tops', but rather on the shoulders of the bars where the tops transition forward. I put my palms on the bends with my...
10-31-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,958
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've been riding my '75 Fuji S-10S's Brooks-clone...

I've been riding my '75 Fuji S-10S's Brooks-clone leather saddle for over 45 years now. Yes -- same bike, same saddle, and same rider!

It has only now been showing signs of 'age' -- from being too...
10-31-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,861
Posted By Cougrrcj

It would be MOST HELPFUL if by 'ten-speed' you...

It would be MOST HELPFUL if by 'ten-speed' you refer to 2x5 or 1x10 - or for those that are advocating 10+-speed... There are still many of us 2x-3x front derailleur guys around.

Me personally, I...
10-31-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,010
Posted By Cougrrcj

Personally, I like your license plate - it shows...

Personally, I like your license plate - it shows your passion for cycling!

Ohio has so many of the special logo plates - I didn't count, but maybe over 100 - between colleges, high schools,...
Forum: Touring
10-26-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,394
Posted By Cougrrcj

My only extended 'tour' was ~1000mi and 40+ years...

My only extended 'tour' was ~1000mi and 40+ years ago. I carried a canvas duffle bag containing two changes of clothes (no other gear) that was stuffed into a plastic garbage bag, and bungied to the...
10-20-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,248
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've already hoarded a bunch of 6-speed...

I've already hoarded a bunch of 6-speed freewheels - everything from straight block 13-18s to 14-34. ALL of my road/touring bikes have 6-speed freewheels!

SunTour rear derailleurs Vx, VxS,...
10-20-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By Cougrrcj

If you need a front to go with it, hit me up! ...

If you need a front to go with it, hit me up!
I understand the spending ban. We're in the process of building a new house - 550 miles away. It isn't like we can drop by and check on progress,...
10-20-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Cougrrcj

PM inbound

PM inbound
10-20-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,493
Posted By Cougrrcj

It is flat here where I live. The biggest hills...

It is flat here where I live. The biggest hills on my 12.5-mile each way commute are highway/railroad overpasses. I ride that 12.5 miles in 42-45 minutes, door-to-door. That makes for an average...
10-20-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By Cougrrcj

My guess is a contract-made from Taiwan. The...

My guess is a contract-made from Taiwan. The serial number seems to fit that format. https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1042901-asian-serial-number-guide.html



1980 Schwinn World Sport...
10-20-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,325
Posted By Cougrrcj

My old Fuji S-10S came with a screw-on hose for...

My old Fuji S-10S came with a screw-on hose for the factory Primus frame pump. I couldn't get that hose off the Schrader valve quick enough, losing lots of pressure while doing so. Soooo.... I...
10-20-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 20,434
Posted By Cougrrcj

Nope, ain't gonna happen... If SS is your thing,...

Nope, ain't gonna happen... If SS is your thing, go for it by all means.
I use three gears as I accelerate up to speed. Trying to start out in a 85GI would put too much strain on the knees, and mine...
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,035
Posted By Cougrrcj

Wife and I recently bought a lot to build our...

Wife and I recently bought a lot to build our retirement house on top of a limestone bluff outside of Huntsville AL. The 'hill' is a 880' climb in just 1.5 miles! 661' at the base, 1541' at the...
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By Cougrrcj

For the first 10 years of my 'serious cycling...

For the first 10 years of my 'serious cycling life' I never had any cycling-specific clothing. I rode my old Fuji S-10s well over 40,000 miles over those years. Many Centuries. Many two-three-day...
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,665
Posted By Cougrrcj

Catalog pic of '75 Fuji S-10S. ...

Catalog pic of '75 Fuji S-10S.
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I've owned mine since new, but bought in...
10-19-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 20,434
Posted By Cougrrcj

I live along the southern shores of the...

I live along the southern shores of the glacially-scoured/scraped lower Great Lakes.. The only hills around here (within 25 miles) are river valleys, and even the Cuyahoga River (Cleveland) valley...
10-15-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,398
Posted By Cougrrcj

I stop at all stop signs and red traffic lights. ...

I stop at all stop signs and red traffic lights.

Now rest breaks are a different matter. Generally, every hour- to hour-and-a-half (16-25 miles), and only for five- to ten minutes. Eat an apple...
10-13-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 533,400
Posted By Cougrrcj

Oops, missed that... That'll teach me to read...

Oops, missed that... That'll teach me to read and post without really reading/comprehending. Probably still worth $100/ea though.
10-13-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,572
Posted By Cougrrcj

Sorry, I had to run an errand before completing...

Sorry, I had to run an errand before completing my thought....

I'd prefer an IGH for frozen Winter use simply because there would be less to ice up/render inoperable due to slush/ice/snowpack. My...
10-13-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 533,400
Posted By Cougrrcj

Buy them both, and sell one for $100. FREE...

Buy them both, and sell one for $100. FREE BIKE!!!
10-13-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,572
Posted By Cougrrcj

Waaaay back in the early '70s, I rode my Sears...

Waaaay back in the early '70s, I rode my Sears IGH 3-speed to High School swim practice. Swimming was a Winter semester sport. Our school didn't have a pool, so we used the local YMCA pool. BUT...
10-10-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,663
Posted By Cougrrcj

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My family's Norwegian Spice Cookies...
10-10-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,123
Posted By Cougrrcj

I bought my first padded/chamois cycling shorts...

I bought my first padded/chamois cycling shorts after riding my old '75 Fuji for well over 40,000 miles. WITH it's hard leather (Brooks-clone) original saddle. It was only after years of...
Forum: Touring
10-02-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,971
Posted By Cougrrcj

I was never a racer, but I did do a 'tour' on my...

I was never a racer, but I did do a 'tour' on my old '75 Fuji - from Cleveland to Milwaukee/Madison and back in 1980. 10 riding days to go almost 1000 miles. Just the cheap Pletscher rear rack...
10-02-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,749
Posted By Cougrrcj

I go through this every spring after the long...

I go through this every spring after the long Great White North if I don't ride my bike on the rollers enough in the off-season. My butt and saddle will usually come to some sort of a mutual...
10-02-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,274
Posted By Cougrrcj

Magnifico! My size, too. BUT, Both my...

Magnifico! My size, too. BUT, Both my 'aero-belly' Clyde-ish self and my riding style are not worthy of such a machine because I'd have to fit barcons (Campy of course)... AND I'm sure it is...
10-02-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,091
Posted By Cougrrcj

Dang! That is some very tight rear...

Dang! That is some very tight rear tire-to-seattube clearance! Very race-oriented frame geometry!!!
10-02-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,123
Posted By Cougrrcj

I only wear padded cycling shorts on rides of...

I only wear padded cycling shorts on rides of over 40-50 miles - and even at that, they are worn under my short-ish inseam hiking shorts that have pockets! Don't even get me started on long pants vs...
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