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07-31-13, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,969
Posted By PolishGuy

Being of Polish and Hungarian heritage I've...

Being of Polish and Hungarian heritage I've always entertained the notion of buying a Romic or other eastern European bike. They are hard to find, especially here in SoCal. Pics are definitely in...
07-29-13, 04:12 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 113,984
Posted By PolishGuy

Wow.....interesting thread. Haven't read through...

Wow.....interesting thread. Haven't read through all the posts yet but just enough to add my $0.02 worth. Hard for me to believe that some of you folks are discovering the "been there, done that"...
06-13-13, 10:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,830
Posted By PolishGuy

As stated by others in the above posts, a...

As stated by others in the above posts, a mountain bike, or it's cousin the hybrid bike, are both capable to ride on a paved surface; aka road. Tires, saddle, gearing, geometry, manufacturer, bike...
05-23-13, 03:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 348
Posted By PolishGuy

POC helmets with M.I.P. system.

I'm in need of a new helmet and am considering the POC with the M.I.P system after reading the article in Bicycling Magazine. I don't really "need" one but it's a good enough rationalization for...
Forum: Touring
05-23-13, 11:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,499
Posted By PolishGuy

I've considered the 700c version(s) of the Grand...

I've considered the 700c version(s) of the Grand Bois, but these new 26"ers have me curious. Anyone tried or use these? http://www.compasscycle.com/tires_comp_26_175.html PG.
05-17-13, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,273
Posted By PolishGuy

Roody- Well said. I've been an unknowing...

Roody- Well said. I've been an unknowing sufferer of Dysthymia all my life. I'm now 61, as of 5/13/2013. Approx 2004 I was referred to the Psychiatric dept of Kaiser Permanente here in SoCal. ...
03-19-13, 03:03 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 20,310
Posted By PolishGuy

A few that came to my mind: J. J. Newbury...

A few that came to my mind: J. J. Newbury stores; Flying A gasoline; Richfield gasoline; now known as only Chevron, in the past there was Chevron and Standard stations; Blue Chip Stamps and their...
03-18-13, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By PolishGuy

Ditto (yes, I am a provencial putz) what Zephyr11...

Ditto (yes, I am a provencial putz) what Zephyr11 and roccobike said. I got into mountain biking last year with a Hardrock Sport Disc 26".....it's a good starting point bike but not a great bike. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-12, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,303
Posted By PolishGuy

I second the Rivendell option. Velo-Orange may...

I second the Rivendell option. Velo-Orange may be another possibility. PG.
12-18-12, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By PolishGuy

Thx for the input so far. This is mostly me...

Thx for the input so far. This is mostly me thinking out loud. Contrary to popular myth, the DL-1 brakes very nicely in my opinion, so I've either got it dialed in to my liking or I'm not as...
12-17-12, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By PolishGuy

DL-1 and 30T cog.

So, I was thinking; which is that smokey odor you smell and usually winds-up costing me money; about using a 30T cog on the rear wheel of my DL1. I was going to use this with a 21T cog and derailer...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-12, 12:49 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,540
Posted By PolishGuy

Wow...great thread. I'm getting back into...

Wow...great thread. I'm getting back into "mainstream" road riding after spending a long time in the classic and vintage area when I saw this thread. I've suffered from Dysthemia ( a low grade...
09-27-12, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,169
Posted By PolishGuy

Might be worth dropping a line to Hilary Stone. ...

Might be worth dropping a line to Hilary Stone. Website: www.hilarystone.com (http://www.hilarystone.com). Lots of interesting bits and bikes for sale. PG.
02-22-12, 04:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,190
Posted By PolishGuy

Worksman Cycles in New York still makes bikes in...

Worksman Cycles in New York still makes bikes in the US. PG.
02-15-12, 04:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,159
Posted By PolishGuy

I'll second what rhm stated. On my DL-1 and...

I'll second what rhm stated. On my DL-1 and Sports (recently sold) the cable uses the pulley mechanism and works very nicely. On the R20 folder and Trent Sports, both use a fully enclosed cable...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-12, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By PolishGuy

Accutually the kid eats like a horse and is still...

Accutually the kid eats like a horse and is still skinny as a rail......takes after his father. Thx for the kind words. PG.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-12, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By PolishGuy

Raleigh R20 and my "MasterCard" moment.

This past Sunday my wife and daughter went to a baby shower for our step-grand daughter. After much back and forth e-mails, texts etc it was decided that I would spend the afternoon with our 8 ...
11-23-11, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By PolishGuy

Flying Pigeon in Los Angeles (Highland Park)...

Flying Pigeon in Los Angeles (Highland Park) usually has them in stock. They also have the Chinese made rims from time to time if that'll work for you. PG.
10-31-11, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By PolishGuy

Interesting stuff. Would the new S/A 5 speed hub...

Interesting stuff. Would the new S/A 5 speed hub "guts" fit into an older AW shell? PG.
06-28-11, 11:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,344
Posted By PolishGuy

Adventure Cycling has shown a number of folks...

Adventure Cycling has shown a number of folks using the Big Dummy for touring in the past few issues. From my perspective, it seems to be a logical choice when hauling gear on a tour as well as...
06-24-11, 09:03 AM
Replies: 26,088
Views: 3,618,823
Posted By PolishGuy

Rivendell (sp?) sells the Pletscher racks.....not...

Rivendell (sp?) sells the Pletscher racks.....not as cheap as Amazon etc but they do have them if you really really want for one. I bought two racks, at a great price for the time, years ago when...
06-20-11, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 219,871
Posted By PolishGuy

I did it...I did it....I did it.....grocery...

I did it...I did it....I did it.....grocery shopping that is. Usually I hang-out in the C&V section with occasional stops in the Living Car Free, Touring and Folding Bikes. Seems like I'm spending...
06-17-11, 10:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,871
Posted By PolishGuy

Excellent suggestions so far. In my particular...

Excellent suggestions so far. In my particular case, and as mentioned by Robert Foster and others, is the cool down phase. Once my body lowers it's temp from the mild activity of riding slowly any...
06-14-11, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By PolishGuy

Inspiring!!! PG.

Inspiring!!! PG.
06-08-11, 11:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,312
Posted By PolishGuy

Yes, this should be interesting. The money spent...

Yes, this should be interesting. The money spent on this construction project along with the now in progress HOV expansion lane project for the 5 freeway (?) through Burbank and the east San...
06-06-11, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,042
Posted By PolishGuy

I bought the same light from my local...

I bought the same light from my local used/vintage bike shop about five years ago to use on my 1972 Raleigh Sports. The guy who owns the shop gave me all the info on how to make it work verbally so...
06-03-11, 10:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,388
Posted By PolishGuy

I too have read articles, both in print and on...

I too have read articles, both in print and on the web, that elude to this conclusion. It doesn't surprise me. I live in the Los Angeles Ca region, more specifically the San Fernando Valley area. ...
05-27-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,053
Posted By PolishGuy

Giant, Specialized and TREK are to the bike world...

Giant, Specialized and TREK are to the bike world in a similar way what Chrysler, Ford and GM are to the automotive world. When I got back into cycling in 2000 I bought a TREK Navigator 100 hybrid...
05-25-11, 04:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,153
Posted By PolishGuy

26 X 1 1/4" 597BSD tires/rims would work but...

26 X 1 1/4" 597BSD tires/rims would work but those ARE discontinued. Kenda still makes the tires, as does Schwalbe but only for the Euro market....cost to ship to the US is a little high. PG.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-11, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,299
Posted By PolishGuy

Update- This past weekend I took the old...

Update- This past weekend I took the old Raleighs out for a few rides; both the DL1 and Sports were used to pick up grocery and bakery items I needed to make dinner for my folks Saturday night, the...
04-01-11, 02:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 850
Posted By PolishGuy

I've heard it all before. From Nixon, Ford,...

I've heard it all before. From Nixon, Ford, Carter, Clinton and both Bush-wackers....there's nothing new or really significant in Obama's "plan". It contains more of the "key words" and phrases...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-31-11, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,299
Posted By PolishGuy

Folder fanatic, thanks for the info. I like the...

Folder fanatic, thanks for the info. I like the Dahon/Giant stand idea although I'm not sure how it will work with my R20 since it has the brazed-on factory kick-stand; but I will check into it. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-11, 01:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,320
Posted By PolishGuy

This is awe inspiring stuff. I've read about Mr...

This is awe inspiring stuff. I've read about Mr Stucke's travels in Adventure Cycling but the detailed pics you've posted gives me pause to reconsider the small-wheeled/folding bike as a truly...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-11, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,299
Posted By PolishGuy

Nice idea. My R20 has the single leg factory kick...

Nice idea. My R20 has the single leg factory kick stand which pivots in hing points welded to the bottom side of the chain stays where this type of stand would mount. Don't remember if there's enough...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-11, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,299
Posted By PolishGuy

Folded R20 "prop stand" ideas.

First off, I'm not referring to the kick stand. The R20 doesn't have one of the greatest folds but it is a fun bike. When folded, the only two contact points with the ground are the rear tire and...
03-18-11, 10:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,940
Posted By PolishGuy

Good to see this post bumped up. I'd also be...

Good to see this post bumped up. I'd also be concerned with rust holes in a rim, a little surface rust can be cleaned up. I cleaned and adjusted the rims on my old Raleigh Trent Sports and they...
03-17-11, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,731
Posted By PolishGuy

Looks nice. I'd offer $125.00 cash. You may...

Looks nice. I'd offer $125.00 cash. You may want to also post this in the Folding Bike section. PG.
03-07-11, 02:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,957
Posted By PolishGuy

Definately an overdue thread. Attached is a pic...

Definately an overdue thread. Attached is a pic of my Raleigh Trent Sports. I'm not sure of the exact year but I'm guessing, from Retro Raleighs etc, that it's around the early 60's. I've had new...
12-14-10, 11:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,348
Posted By PolishGuy

Thx for all the input folks. Makes for great...

Thx for all the input folks. Makes for great reading. I agree that the Pashley is kinda expensive and, like many of us, was day dreaming. My 1958 Raleigh Trent Sports with FW hub is working just...
12-13-10, 03:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,348
Posted By PolishGuy

Pashley Clubman Country.

I shop and think about all the nifty bikes I'd like to own.....one day I'm into "roadster" bikes....next into touring types....but this Pashley has had my attention for quite a while. Very much like...
Forum: Touring
11-12-10, 03:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,157
Posted By PolishGuy

I've been an ACA member since 2002. Got back...

I've been an ACA member since 2002. Got back into cycling in 2000 and started reading Bicycling which I thought was just "OK" until I got a sample issue of Adventure Cycling. Then everything...
11-10-10, 11:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,521
Posted By PolishGuy

Thx for all the info so far. I'd thought about...

Thx for all the info so far. I'd thought about the Huret products but had gotten stuck on the Cyclo for whatever reason. I'll definately look into the Hurets further. Nice bikes too. PG.
11-09-10, 02:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,521
Posted By PolishGuy

Cyclo (Benelux) or ? derailer.

Until I decide what type of new bike I'd like to buy, it's been changing from month to month if not week to week over the past few years, I'm thinking of adding a rear derailer to my Raleigh Trent...
07-14-10, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,681
Posted By PolishGuy

I'll add my $0.02 and recommend the Panaracer Col...

I'll add my $0.02 and recommend the Panaracer Col de la Vie. I put a set on my '72 Raleigh Sports and they look and ride wonderfully. I have a set of Schwalbe Marathons on my Raleigh DL-1 and they...
06-22-10, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,283
Posted By PolishGuy

Ditto on the candy. I bought a rear rack for my...

Ditto on the candy. I bought a rear rack for my Raleigh DL-1 from Larry the "Boneman" on the Old Roads site and it was packed with Milky Way bars. Very tasty stuff and a nice rack to boot. PG.
06-14-10, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1,032
Views: 119,476
Posted By PolishGuy

These types of bikes are serious machines. When...

These types of bikes are serious machines. When set-up for the task(s) the owner needed they performed almost flawlessly for years. As far as speed is concerned, I have ridden my Raleigh Trent...
05-26-10, 10:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,128
Posted By PolishGuy

I can relate sooo mmuuucchhh. As a kid, I wanted...

I can relate sooo mmuuucchhh. As a kid, I wanted an English "3 speed racer" real bad but had to make do with a Schwinn Typhoon cruiser bike, wish I still had that one, since my folks wouldn't spend...
05-17-10, 09:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,232
Posted By PolishGuy

I ride an old Raleigh Trent Sports with an FW hub...

I ride an old Raleigh Trent Sports with an FW hub and drop bars on the same routes that I used to ride my TREK 1000 and Univega road bikes. It takes me a little more time to do the same 25 mile...
05-14-10, 09:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,232
Posted By PolishGuy

Sounds good to me also. I'd been thinking of...

Sounds good to me also. I'd been thinking of doing a shorter, 20-25 miles, "roadster" ride in the West San Fernando Valley area but that's as far as it's gone.....just thought. Great idea. Please...
04-30-10, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1,496
Views: 532,136
Posted By PolishGuy

Tom Pedale- Great info on the Univega brand. ...

Tom Pedale- Great info on the Univega brand. Have you ever thought of writting a book?
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