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01-02-23, 01:04 PM
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Posted By Canker

Yeah seems like a lot of our gravel rides have a...

Yeah seems like a lot of our gravel rides have a couple miles of "roads" like that lol.
06-07-22, 12:14 PM
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Posted By cb400bill

Our local rail trail...in...

Our local rail trail...in motionhttps://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/03d0509f_0f41_440e_8e25_537cfc1b4e47_21bb45d40558e232b9607a59f2e6777219128943.jpeg

Our local rail...
05-31-22, 05:16 PM
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Posted By Schreck83

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05-30-22, 07:12 AM
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Views: 372,410
Posted By GrainBrain

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05-21-22, 06:14 PM
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Views: 372,410
Posted By rumrunn6

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05-20-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,789
Posted By imakecircles

That front brake cable routing is somehow painful...

That front brake cable routing is somehow painful to look at on such a beautiful bike.
05-17-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,239
Posted By nlerner

I usually park at a bike rack outside, but if I...

I usually park at a bike rack outside, but if I forget my lock I bring my bike into my office:
...
05-17-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,239
Posted By bargo68

Bikes in the back stock!! I feel very lucky to...

Bikes in the back stock!!
I feel very lucky to be able to park inside. Weather's not the issue, downtown Berkeley is....
05-17-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,239
Posted By 52telecaster

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Retired guy parking.
05-17-22, 07:45 AM
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Posted By steelbikeguy

indoor parking was a luxury for me, available...

indoor parking was a luxury for me, available only when I was at EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) lab. The bike was parked behind the large test chamber, hidden from the world, which was nice.
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05-16-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 372,410
Posted By mstateglfr

HAHA! I was genuinely looking at the picture you...

HAHA! I was genuinely looking at the picture you had where you can see the bay and was wondering if you meant there are no boats out there because there is preparation for fire duty. I was super...
05-15-22, 06:27 PM
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Views: 372,410
Posted By franswa

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05-14-22, 07:25 PM
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Views: 372,410
Posted By ColoFatherOf3

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The road was pretty rough. Lots of wash board and many large...
05-14-22, 05:06 PM
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Posted By rumrunn6

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05-14-22, 03:19 PM
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Views: 852
Posted By 79pmooney

There is a another good reason for going to 700c...

There is a another good reason for going to 700c if you ride in the wet. More fender clearance; hence allowing bigger tires and more tread choices. (I try to buy 27" wheeled bikes as...
05-08-22, 12:03 PM
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Views: 372,410
Posted By KenCT

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Night gravel riding in Washington, CT. We do this route as part of our weekly...
05-08-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 372,410
Posted By franswa

Too soon to be hitting 100f

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05-02-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 22,992
Posted By Mr. 66

There it is, I put a longer 2x4 with weights at...

There it is, I put a longer 2x4 with weights at the end. That gave me enough counter the manipulation leverage....
05-02-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 39,251
Posted By repechage

But their Mod bikes should have been SO much...

But their Mod bikes should have been SO much lighter, should have levitated up.
05-02-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 39,251
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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Are you kidding me? Look at this incredible spread! The organizers did a...
05-02-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 39,251
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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My oldest brother and I at the top of Cypress. I spun out on the...
05-02-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 39,251
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Big shoutout to these guys and the big...

:thumb: Big shoutout to these guys and the big guy bikingshearer and Thor in particular.

I was in serious peril of having driven 1800 miles without going for any ride. :wtf:

After driving...
05-01-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 22,992
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Got out for a test ride after setting the Comp TA...

Got out for a test ride after setting the Comp TA up for me. Saddle to bar drop is a bit more than I normally run, but it ended up not being the worst. Neither did the slightly wider Q-factor. I put...
05-01-22, 08:39 PM
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Posted By bibliobob

Was really great riding with you guys and...

Was really great riding with you guys and shooting the bull on the ride back in... Hope to see you all back out at another event.......
05-01-22, 08:24 PM
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Posted By Kabuki12

A nice stop to visit the Elephant Seals on the...

A nice stop to visit the Elephant Seals on the way back to Cambria. It was very windy and cold....
05-01-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 22,992
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

1984 Centurion Comp TA

Let's see if I can make this work this year. Last year's super classy Fuji S12-S LTD needed chain, cables and housings at the very least to make it actually functional, but I was already at $100 for...
05-01-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 39,251
Posted By Brad L

The competition in the Concours was amazing and,...

The competition in the Concours was amazing and, while I didn’t place in the non-restored category, they gave the Best Italian bike award for my 1972 Legnano. This makes the 1750 mile drive worth it....
05-01-22, 02:27 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 39,251
Posted By mech986

Ready. ...

Ready.

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Entry numbers and route stamp card...
04-30-22, 09:48 AM
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Views: 22,992
Posted By Mr. 66

Must resist, must resist, must resist... ...

Must resist, must resist, must resist...
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Must resist, must resist, must...
04-27-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,573
Posted By gugie

I'm trying to contact Jim Merz, who lives in Big...

I'm trying to contact Jim Merz, who lives in Big Sur. Hopefully we can connect the terrific three with him.
04-27-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,893
Posted By styggno1

Mmmm... chrome lugs! Love them! These I...

Mmmm... chrome lugs! Love them!

These I ordered myself

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Someone else ordred these - but now I am enjoying them.
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04-27-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,893
Posted By TugaDude

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For those who like to mix a little bit of gold with their...
04-25-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,893
Posted By CV-6

Chrome lugs were an extra cost option on Lejeune...

Chrome lugs were an extra cost option on Lejeune and Bernard Carré frames. A Carré below.

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03-31-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,118
Posted By Doug64

I've used this post 2 times already in this...

I've used this post 2 times already in this forum. It also seems to fit in this thread. FYI i was 64 when we rode across the U. S.. We averaged over 50 miles a day for 74 consecutive days.
03-31-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 39,251
Posted By obrentharris

Brilliant! I think this calls for a contest for...

Brilliant!
I think this calls for a contest for best decorated beer bidon.
Brent
03-30-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,118
Posted By bruce19

I live in northeast CT and it is a great place...

I live in northeast CT and it is a great place for cycling. My town in an agricultural town about 10 miles from UCONN. Where I ride is all farms and lots of open space. We have one traffic...
03-29-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,118
Posted By big john

I have found since about 65 the gains come slowly...

I have found since about 65 the gains come slowly and patience is required more than years ago. Like Wildwood said, do whatever distance at the event you feel like you are ready for. It should be a...
03-29-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,118
Posted By canklecat

Yup, long haul COVID sucks. I caught the Super...

Yup, long haul COVID sucks. I caught the Super Cooties in September despite the Moderna jabs. No lower respiratory problems, not severe enough for the ER or ICU (unlike some younger friends who...
03-24-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,411
Posted By tkamd73

I like to ride solo too, but still have a lot of...

I like to ride solo too, but still have a lot of friends that ride. So I have my 12mph friends, 14 mph friends, and 16mph+ friends. Never more then 3 of us total on any ride, which really simplifies...
03-23-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,411
Posted By GhostRider62

Slow as molasses on the flats with no group...

Slow as molasses on the flats with no group riding discipline and once a Strava hill segment appears, it is off to the races. That is my club experience of late. I miss the 80/90's wheelman rides,...
03-19-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,209
Posted By steelbikeguy

fashion was invented for two reasons... in the...

fashion was invented for two reasons... in the short term, it is designed to get your money.
In the long term, it is designed to make you look ridiculous. (imho, etc)

It was a weird time for...
03-19-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,209
Posted By BFisher

I swear I've seen couches and curtains made from...

I swear I've seen couches and curtains made from the same fabric as the cover dude's pants.

But really, that was back when models and celebrities still mostly looked like the average person could...
03-19-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,209
Posted By SurferRosa

Oh, c'mon! Who didn't have those corduroy shorts...

Oh, c'mon! Who didn't have those corduroy shorts by Ocean Pacific!? OP was happenin'! :lol:
03-16-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,209
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

March 1977, my freshman year in college, and...

March 1977, my freshman year in college, and those socks were standard issue for all the cool guys in my dorm. I also had those Nike running shoes and my hair looked about the same. :p
03-15-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,209
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I guess kids grew up faster back then. It's hard...

I guess kids grew up faster back then. It's hard to imagine a parent letting his/her 16 year old go on a biking tour of 'Western Montana, Idaho, Washington, and some of Canada' by himself. Or with a...
03-13-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,871
Posted By Andy Antipas

1969 URAGO Cattaneo

I bought this frame from AndyK in 2018 and I finally got around to restoring it. I think this frame was involved in a three way deal with gugie? I had the frame refinished in an off white color and...
03-13-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By JohnDThompson

The Pro-Ace pedals are the closest copy of...

The Pro-Ace pedals are the closest copy of Campagnolo's "Record" pedals that I've encountered, right down to the flawless satin finish, ground and polished bearing races, and rifled spindle to expel...
03-13-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By John E

I am currently using the original Kuokoto Pro Ace...

I am currently using the original Kuokoto Pro Ace pedals from my 1971 Nishiki Competition on my mountain bike. These pedals may have well over 30K miles on them, but the races and cones looked great...
03-13-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By oneclick

There are probably four areas that I look at when...

There are probably four areas that I look at when deciding if a pedal is good -

Basic construction; a built-up central body is not good in most cases (e.g. Lyotard);with time and wear (or...
03-12-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By Jeff Wills

Suburban Cowboy

There's been some interest in Schwinn Suburbans lately so I thought I'd share my latest acquisition. It's an early '70's Suburban that I found through Facebook Marketplace. It was only a few minutes...
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