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09-17-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7,230
Views: 718,592
Posted By ascherer

Yes, Sun XCD. Beautifully made and finished. I...

Yes, Sun XCD. Beautifully made and finished. I have one of their hubs, a high-flange 10-speed cassette, on my Mk I.
09-17-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7,230
Views: 718,592
Posted By ascherer

If Iím going to be riding my Mercian in the...

If Iím going to be riding my Mercian in the Catskills I need to gear down. Thanks to fender1 for this beauty. Itís also a triple but lazy me says start with a double and see if you need the middle...
09-14-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 63,969
Views: 9,854,043
Posted By ascherer

It continues...:thumb:

It continues...:thumb:
09-14-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17,838
Views: 1,991,223
Posted By ascherer

This weekend was much better than last, but I'm...

This weekend was much better than last, but I'm thinking that my bout with Lyme in July took more out of me that I thought. In any event, I rode a standard 30-miler around 4 boroughs and over 5...
09-06-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By ascherer

Thanks, 72fuji! Way back when my Adidas Eddys...

Thanks, 72fuji! Way back when my Adidas Eddys were the most comfortable I ever had, I rode them to pieces. Pulled the trigger, hope I guessed my size right. Wish they had the black Velosambas in my...
09-06-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17,838
Views: 1,991,223
Posted By ascherer

Two rides covered. On Saturday my wife and I rode...

Two rides covered. On Saturday my wife and I rode together for the second time this year. For a lot of reasons itís been a very slow season. We tried the Ashokan Reservoir trail near our place in...
08-29-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17,838
Views: 1,991,223
Posted By ascherer

Iíve been carrying pieces of Kevlar envelope for...

Iíve been carrying pieces of Kevlar envelope for years, I was glad to have them. The tire was a Compass Bon Jon Pass with about 2500 miles on it so Iím ok about that. I replaced the front recently...
08-29-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17,838
Views: 1,991,223
Posted By ascherer

Things were going well on this unlikely trail in...

Things were going well on this unlikely trail in upper Manhattan when a loud bang signaled the end of my rear tire. A new tube and Kevlar boot got me home without needing the subway.
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08-17-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 27,082
Posted By ascherer

I have to pause for a bit before I can get back...

I have to pause for a bit before I can get back in line. We bought a second house in the Hudson Valley which is being remodeled, and half my crap is there. Until the dust settles I'll be a...
07-10-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 153
Posted By ascherer

Park 2D2

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Weíre moving stuff out of our apartment to our...
06-15-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,675
Posted By ascherer

Jackpot! Those bars are over the top.

Jackpot! Those bars are over the top.
06-13-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17,838
Views: 1,991,223
Posted By ascherer

Ha! More than a touch under that helmet.

Ha! More than a touch under that helmet.
06-13-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17,838
Views: 1,991,223
Posted By ascherer

Thanks! Of course, it's never really...

Thanks! Of course, it's never really done...:rolleyes:
06-13-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17,838
Views: 1,991,223
Posted By ascherer

Yesterday's ride of about 33 miles covered 4...

Yesterday's ride of about 33 miles covered 4 boroughs and 4 bridges: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx; Manhattan Bridge, Pulaski Bridge, Triboro Bridge, High Bridge. Coffee and snack at the...
06-08-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 63,969
Views: 9,854,043
Posted By ascherer

I'm glad there's a continent between me and that.

I'm glad there's a continent between me and that.
06-08-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 913
Posted By ascherer

For some reason I love that the Alvit has frayed...

For some reason I love that the Alvit has frayed cable sticking out of it.
06-05-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 22,413
Posted By ascherer

Looking at how much seatpost is showing on your...

Looking at how much seatpost is showing on your Paramount you must be a long drink of water. There's period style/trend to account for too. A couple of years after I got the Mercian I had a Fit Kit...
06-05-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 22,413
Posted By ascherer

Perfect as the 63 feels, my 62 Mercian still...

Perfect as the 63 feels, my 62 Mercian still feels like the best fit. Maybe it's the familiarity, I've had it since 1988.

Is it just me or are there a lot of larger frames in this thread?
06-04-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,479
Posted By ascherer

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06-04-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By ascherer

As to the angle of the bars, follow what feels...

As to the angle of the bars, follow what feels right. I had mine at about the same downward angle, my wrists felt like they were most neutral with that setup.
06-04-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 27,082
Posted By ascherer

That's a pretty craptastic haul!

That's a pretty craptastic haul!
06-04-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 22,413
Posted By ascherer

I had a similar experience when I got the chrome...

I had a similar experience when I got the chrome Pro below yours. 1 cm larger than I usually ride and it's perfect.
06-04-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 22,413
Posted By ascherer

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Since last shown it's acquired dynamo lighting and VO Grand Cru...
06-03-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4,249
Views: 413,455
Posted By ascherer

WTT a set of 165 VO Grand Cru 50.4 arms for...

WTT a set of 165 VO Grand Cru 50.4 arms for longer. 175 preferred but would consider 170 or 172.5. Anyone? TIA!
05-31-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,784
Posted By ascherer

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05-30-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,947
Posted By ascherer

2011 was a quiet year. My Mercian was a few years...

2011 was a quiet year. My Mercian was a few years into it's Ultegra upgrade. We bought my wife a contemporary Cannondale Synapse for our wedding which has since been replaced with a 1984 Lotus Eclair...
05-30-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 137
Posted By ascherer

PSA: Acorn Bag Restock notice

I have no affiliation, just sharing an opportunity to get some great bags from some good folks.
-----------------------Hi everyone,

All our X-PAC BLACK BAGS will be restockedóin limited...
05-26-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 959
Posted By ascherer

Yes, and while the result wasn't quite that...

Yes, and while the result wasn't quite that severe the victim was my wife's bike which I neglected to put on the rack. It was an awkward drive home.
05-24-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By ascherer

As with all things saddle, your experience will...

As with all things saddle, your experience will be unique to you. Height and weight may have no relationship to your sit bone width. I agree with those saying if the B17 fits...wear it. I rode a Pro...
05-23-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 27,082
Posted By ascherer

The pedals and keychain were among my puts, glad...

The pedals and keychain were among my puts, glad to have made you both happy!
05-18-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 27,082
Posted By ascherer

Glad to have you back. Carry on!

Glad to have you back. Carry on!
05-09-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By ascherer

Mine is set up quite differently but I find when...

Mine is set up quite differently but I find when I dig in and push it, the feedback says: "I've got this." Very confident handling at speed and when cornering.
05-08-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By ascherer

Tritto. Case closed.

Tritto. Case closed.
05-08-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 27,082
Posted By ascherer

Indeed! I thought hard about that plaid bag....

Indeed!
I thought hard about that plaid bag. I'm a bit of a bag junkie...I exercised restraint.
05-07-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By ascherer

The shifter clamp stop on one of mine is a...

The shifter clamp stop on one of mine is a degree or two off, but that one really wins the two-pint Friday prize!
05-06-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By ascherer

You did a nice job cleaning it up, daka! Still...

You did a nice job cleaning it up, daka! Still calling dibs if you decide it's too big ;)
05-05-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2,995
Views: 737,967
Posted By ascherer

When I'm feeling frisky I ride my Mercian. ...

When I'm feeling frisky I ride my Mercian.

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For...
05-05-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,856
Posted By ascherer

Two weekends ago I was slowly rolling through a...

Two weekends ago I was slowly rolling through a crowded open street in Brooklyn when a fellow that was standing next to his bike suddenly turned 90 degrees to his left and walked right into me. No...
05-05-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,506
Posted By ascherer

I have no idea how old I was when I first learned...

I have no idea how old I was when I first learned to ride, maybe 1962 or 63. By 1965 I knew that I liked to ride, and I had a Rudge 3-speed. By 67 or 68 I had a Varsity. The transition to "cyclist"...
05-04-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By ascherer

Wow, what a great find. Good that it'll enjoy a...

Wow, what a great find. Good that it'll enjoy a fresh start.
05-01-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 22,413
Posted By ascherer

Nope, nope. Ima wait another month.

Nope, nope. Ima wait another month.
04-30-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 27,082
Posted By ascherer

Keep me in, coach but let's let more victims...

Keep me in, coach but let's let more victims players in before I'm put back in rotation.
04-30-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 27,082
Posted By ascherer

I added some pretty OK crap and sent the BOC on...

I added some pretty OK crap and sent the BOC on its way.

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Going...
04-29-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,053
Posted By ascherer

Once you go gravel, all else unravels.

Once you go gravel, all else unravels.
04-28-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 27,082
Posted By ascherer

Yup, got your message. Box will be schlepped to...

Yup, got your message. Box will be schlepped to the PO in the next few days. I'll send you tracking once it's out. This is now BOC, self-service version.
04-28-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 79,400
Posted By ascherer

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04-28-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,681
Posted By ascherer

I've just mounted a set of 28 Supple Vitesse...

I've just mounted a set of 28 Supple Vitesse tanwalls on my Mercian after almost a decade of Michelin Pro 23s. I took a ride through upper Manhattan and the Bronx 2 weekend ago and was pleased with...
04-28-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 27,082
Posted By ascherer

Here's the reveal...this load of Crap was...

Here's the reveal...this load of Crap was packaged better than old King Tut!

The Outer Sarcophagus...
04-25-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,219
Posted By ascherer

I was doored hard in '73 or so. Good thing I was...

I was doored hard in '73 or so. Good thing I was a kid, a mild concussion and all-over sprains was the worst of it but mom insisted I get a helmet. Leather was the only game in town, the early...
04-24-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17,838
Views: 1,991,223
Posted By ascherer

One of my personal spring series rides is to...

One of my personal spring series rides is to Coney Island, it’s a tad under 50 miler round trip and is a lot of fun. Today, something a little different happened.

There’s a place in Brooklyn, part...
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