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08-08-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By rccardr

An 87 that I had powder coated in beige. Ran it...

An 87 that I had powder coated in beige. Ran it with Ultegra 10 speed:...
08-07-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By rccardr

Just another Tuesday night, right?

Just another Tuesday night, right?
08-06-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 995
Posted By rccardr

Surprisingly, there are these things called...

Surprisingly, there are these things called ‘Aeroplanes’ that will conduct one from here to there with some rapidity.
Unsurprisingly, you live in an area with excellent riding opportunities....
08-06-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 19,214
Views: 2,416,367
Posted By rccardr

Couple hours on the 87 Tempo with 10sp DA: ...

Couple hours on the 87 Tempo with 10sp DA:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52267416519_21d63ae04d_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nCGaXM)IMG_5938 (https://flic.kr/p/2nCGaXM) by Doc Mertes...
08-05-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By rccardr

Although the early ST and SR bikes were fast and...

Although the early ST and SR bikes were fast and stiff, the finish work -especially around the seat and head tube junctions- was very crude in comparison to the 87-88 and later aluminum frames....
08-05-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,346
Posted By rccardr

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08-03-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 458
Posted By rccardr

Late to the party here, but either will shift up...

Late to the party here, but either will shift up to a 30 tooth sprocket and will index up to 10 speed with road stuff.
08-03-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,397
Posted By rccardr

I think we need to consider the relationship...

I think we need to consider the relationship between money, time, and convenience. It’s great to say ‘take it to a frame builder’ but a frame worth $200 and a round trip shipping bill of $150 make...
08-01-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By rccardr

Let me know what you find. Have a set of these...

Let me know what you find. Have a set of these hubs myself for an incoming custom build. Never owned a carbon wheelset but willing to try.
Gotta be clincher, gotta be rim brake. You too probably,...
08-01-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19,214
Views: 2,416,367
Posted By rccardr

Around the lakes during the hot, humid days of...

Around the lakes during the hot, humid days of summer
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07-29-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19,214
Views: 2,416,367
Posted By rccardr

2+ hours today riding the 83 Davidson through...

2+ hours today riding the 83 Davidson through what I am certain was soup. Not air, soup.
None of the pictures came through due to the soup-ish nature of the air.
Didn’t even put my riding clothes...
07-28-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19,214
Views: 2,416,367
Posted By rccardr

Youngsters!

Youngsters!
07-27-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,156
Posted By rccardr

To be fair, that’s me in the Toscana jersey...

To be fair, that’s me in the Toscana jersey behind you.
And I bought the ice.
37% of gross revenue sounds fair, doesn’t it?
07-27-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By rccardr

That would be nice. My state (VA) has been...

That would be nice.
My state (VA) has been using the $600 threshold for a while, so this is old hat to me.
A pain, yes, but since I lose $ on selling bike stuff every year, not a drain on my wallet.
07-24-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By rccardr

Am guessing that is a mid 80's Dura Ace shift...

Am guessing that is a mid 80's Dura Ace shift cable. They were somewhat stouter than the ones we see today. And more flexy-able.
07-24-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By rccardr

Enchanted wizard robots supplied with free...

Enchanted wizard robots supplied with free unlimited craft brews.
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By rccardr

I think right now, on eBay, as it sits, a $1200...

I think right now, on eBay, as it sits, a $1200 BIN listing with a make offer option would be about right but woild not be surprised it if went out the door for $900.
World’s largest bike market but...
07-21-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
Posted By rccardr

Congratulations on finding a most excellent...

Congratulations on finding a most excellent bicycle! I've owned dozens of ST's and 88's are my favorite. They are a great foundation for building up any way you want and will accept any vintage or...
07-21-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19,214
Views: 2,416,367
Posted By rccardr

A real sweaty ride yesterday: ...

A real sweaty ride yesterday:
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07-20-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,467
Posted By rccardr

Yes, that was the point. For mere mortal types,...

Yes, that was the point. For mere mortal types, assuming components are in excellent condition, properly maintained, tuned and fettled, installing a higher tier of Shimano components above Tricolor...
07-20-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 3,725
Posted By rccardr

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07-19-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,467
Posted By rccardr

Rode my Bob Jackson today that’s equipped with 8...

Rode my Bob Jackson today that’s equipped with 8 speed Tricolor.
Thought to myself during the ride “this stuff works as well as the Dura Ace on my other bikes”.
New stuff might be new and shiny,...
07-11-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19,214
Views: 2,416,367
Posted By rccardr

Rode all last week in the Outer Banks and was...

Rode all last week in the Outer Banks and was really tired of being so drippy and sweaty, so went out in search of shade and coolth.
Spent an hour or so in the morning wiping down, lubing and...
07-10-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,161
Posted By rccardr

With…beer?

With…beer?
07-10-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By rccardr

Hey, I’ll snag that. Good stuff!

Hey, I’ll snag that. Good stuff!
07-10-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By rccardr

What you need is a tripleizer. Replaces inner...

What you need is a tripleizer. Replaces inner chainring with one that is drilled to accept a granny.
Available in many common BCD’s.
Yes, likely requires a triple FD and a 5mm wider bottom bracket.
07-09-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,161
Posted By rccardr

Pics of Day One?

Pics of Day One?
07-09-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By rccardr

Shimano 6207 front derailleurs. They work...

Shimano 6207 front derailleurs. They work with…everything. Friction of course.
07-06-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,359
Posted By rccardr

There’s something about that picture that’s just...

There’s something about that picture that’s just fundamentally Wisconsin.
The four ladies, their individual facial expressions. “Don’t ask me what this is, just eat it.”
The porta potty and red...
07-06-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,915
Posted By rccardr

I don’t know, kind of like the idea of having a...

I don’t know, kind of like the idea of having a couple of conventionally geared bikes hanging around that force/allow me to ride in different places than I would usually.
As GoMango once said, he...
07-02-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 579
Posted By rccardr

Another way to change the resonance is to use a...

Another way to change the resonance is to use a different amount of toe-in on each side.
06-30-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5,230
Views: 598,519
Posted By rccardr

Your life was too simple. Too predictable. ...

Your life was too simple.
Too predictable.

So…you bought a Klein. Another one.
06-30-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 19,214
Views: 2,416,367
Posted By rccardr

Turns out there was a picture after all. Happy...

Turns out there was a picture after all. Happy times!
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06-29-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,140
Posted By rccardr

Kind of surprised that this one has not been...

Kind of surprised that this one has not been mentioned, unless I missed it somewhere
...
06-29-22, 07:05 AM
06-28-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,842
Posted By rccardr

This started out being kinda entertaining. No...

This started out being kinda entertaining. No longer.
Gregory, you’re a genuinely nice guy and a smart bike fella. Time to let this rest.
BB4, have a beer and go to bed.
Admins, time to lock...
06-27-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,428
Posted By rccardr

10 speed Tempo at Glen Echo Park ...

10 speed Tempo at Glen Echo Park
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'83 Davidson all dressed up...
06-26-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19,214
Views: 2,416,367
Posted By rccardr

Really lovely 25 mile Kinda Father’s Day But a...

Really lovely 25 mile Kinda Father’s Day But a Week Late Ride with daughter and SiL, up thru Rock Creek, Beach Drive, Cap Crescent, back thru the Park and up to Petworth.
Is there anything better...
06-25-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19,214
Views: 2,416,367
Posted By rccardr

Peg Day! ...

Peg Day!
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06-23-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,428
Posted By rccardr

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Between Lake Mercer and Burke Lake...
06-19-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,391
Posted By rccardr

Well, yeah. I mean, no. It’s, um,Gail.

Well, yeah.
I mean, no. It’s, um,Gail.
06-19-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,391
Posted By rccardr

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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52156321557_0965c91847_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nsSMip)42 On Monroe town square (https://flic.kr/p/2nsSMip) by Doc Mertes...
06-16-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,161
Posted By rccardr

I’ll second that. Super job doing a super hard...

I’ll second that. Super job doing a super hard job. Chapeau, sir!
06-15-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19,214
Views: 2,416,367
Posted By rccardr

Down into DC on a hot and humid morning: ...

Down into DC on a hot and humid morning:
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06-14-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 766
Posted By rccardr

My A23’s are the best 650b rims I’ve ever owned. ...

My A23’s are the best 650b rims I’ve ever owned. Offset rear. Super strong, have never needed attention or truing.
06-12-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,359
Posted By rccardr

That is very tempting. Miss the vibe of the old...

That is very tempting. Miss the vibe of the old DD. And you’ve never steered me wrong on a recommended bike ride.
06-11-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5,106
Views: 546,061
Posted By rccardr

I have a pair of good 10.4 by 14.9 front cones. ...

I have a pair of good 10.4 by 14.9 front cones. Look just like yours but with a 1mm taller top end, bearing surface looks the same. Probably not Suzue, might be Shimano.
On a good axle, too.
If...
06-08-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 19,214
Views: 2,416,367
Posted By rccardr

Circumlocution of Three Lakes and a Pond. ...

Circumlocution of Three Lakes and a Pond. Pelizzoli is back on 650B duty.

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06-06-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19,214
Views: 2,416,367
Posted By rccardr

Everything should be mandated at either 1” or...

Everything should be mandated at either 1” or 1/4”.
Just makes it more interesting.
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