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02-03-24, 12:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By OldCoot

Well I have been looking for a PXN 10, but in...

Well I have been looking for a PXN 10, but in bigger size. I'm sure it will go to a good home.
11-21-23, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By OldCoot

Particulars on this bike. 1. Has Ni-MH battery....

Particulars on this bike.
1. Has Ni-MH battery. Unsure of Wh
2. Bike folds in 1/2. Folding pedals, removable stem and seat post.
3. Has BMX tires
4. Top speed ( unassisted) 15mph, range 20 miles...
11-20-23, 11:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By OldCoot

Classic E-bike?

Not sure quite where this post should go. Move the this else where if needed. The bike is from 1999, and came from none other than the creator of the Ford Mustang, Lee Iococca.

I was just gifted...
11-01-23, 10:18 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 75,130
Posted By OldCoot

I always build my bike up with components that...

I always build my bike up with components that make it fun to ride for me! That means it must fit, and not have aspirational gears (big gears I can't use....). Otherwise it just sits... So whats the...
10-15-23, 08:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,145
Posted By OldCoot

Thanks to Eddy for organizing this and to those...

Thanks to Eddy for organizing this and to those that came and rode. I had an extremely pleasant time! Weather was just about perfect as we're bikes and roads.
10-13-23, 05:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,145
Posted By OldCoot

Looking forward to meeting you all tomorrow...

Looking forward to meeting you all tomorrow morning. I'll be riding a red and white Bob Jackson tomorrow. Can't imagine it will be hard to find a group of people with vintage bikes. Weather looks...
10-08-23, 11:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,145
Posted By OldCoot

Still planning on attending. You may regret the...

Still planning on attending. You may regret the ' no drop' part, as I am quite slow. Dont mind being left behind, so ling as im told thats whats going on....
09-16-23, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By OldCoot

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08-27-23, 07:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,145
Posted By OldCoot

I'd be interested in that ride! I live in Santa...

I'd be interested in that ride! I live in Santa Cruz,so sounds very doable!
08-20-23, 07:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,618
Posted By OldCoot

Congratulations on the baby to arrive! Nothing...

Congratulations on the baby to arrive! Nothing anyone says can convey how much your life and perspective will change. As noted in an earlier post, Drink it all in. My only advice is don't forget to...
08-19-23, 12:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,018
Posted By OldCoot

Love this bike! I just picked up a Miyata 1200,...

Love this bike! I just picked up a Miyata 1200, so no need here. I don't think you stated the size. Either a 58cm or 61cm ctt from the looks of the photos.
08-18-23, 11:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,626
Posted By OldCoot

I'm not sure it counts, but I flew from San Jose...

I'm not sure it counts, but I flew from San Jose to get to Princeton NJ to pick up an old high school friends Bob Jackson frame. Was also visiting other friends. However, he never would have gotten...
08-17-23, 11:18 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,245
Posted By OldCoot

I wish to publicly apologize to Jim Merz and the...

I wish to publicly apologize to Jim Merz and the group for my Kool-aid comment. I have deleted it. It was negative and insensitive. Again my sincere apologies.
08-11-23, 09:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,676
Posted By OldCoot

I have done a cursory inspection of the bikes...

I have done a cursory inspection of the bikes Headset, BB, Brake Reach and Seat tube.

Headset
Felt notchy in the stand with no wheel, not notchy with wheel mounted. Thought it might be lower...
08-09-23, 11:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 716
Posted By OldCoot

Well you will most likely getting conflicting...

Well you will most likely getting conflicting opinions on this, or at least consensus difficult to achieve.

My 1st thing is always fit. Not sure what size you need, but this is quite a range.
...
08-04-23, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By OldCoot

Yes, the frame is 60cm ctt frame. Just about...

Yes, the frame is 60cm ctt frame. Just about perfect for me. I have tried it around the block and it's seems sweet. I plan to tear down, clean and regrease before any serious rides.
08-04-23, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By OldCoot

Miyata 1200 catalog info

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08-04-23, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By OldCoot

1983 Miyata 1200 find

Even though I just bought a bike frame off Ebay ( hasn't even arrived yet), when I saw this advertised locally, I had to jump on it. Paid $180. It looks to be completely original, except tires.
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08-04-23, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By OldCoot

Nice Find!

Nice Find!
07-29-23, 09:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,676
Posted By OldCoot

Cycles France Loire

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06-28-23, 07:40 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 75,130
Posted By OldCoot

Looking at your photo, the rear brake cable...

Looking at your photo, the rear brake cable exits on the left. So, based on the previous post with 700c wheels and left side exit of brake cable, makes it an 88.
06-27-23, 08:20 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 75,130
Posted By OldCoot

I have always wanted a technium bike. As an...

I have always wanted a technium bike. As an engineer, I love the willingness to try an out of the box solution that Raleigh USA did. I think an early version is what I seek.

Does anyone know...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-23, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,663
Posted By OldCoot

Thanks for tip on new calipers. That's amazing...

Thanks for tip on new calipers. That's amazing how much extra clearance there is!

The tires were super cheap ( approx $15 from Carson City bikes), so figured a decent gamble!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-23, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,663
Posted By OldCoot

I have not done so yet, as I need to build new...

I have not done so yet, as I need to build new wheels ( current rims 13mm inside width). I bought the rims, need the hubs and spokes and the time. I almost bought some cheap alibaba tires to try, but...
Forum: Touring
04-04-23, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By OldCoot

Steinbeck Tour

All,

Getting ready for what I call my Steinbeck Tour. I have wanted to make this route a reality for some time now. The route goes from Santa Cruz, CA down the Salinas Valley to Paso Robles and...
03-31-23, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 425,657
Posted By OldCoot

A spring ride through Fort Ord California

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01-16-23, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By OldCoot

Yep, living in Santa Cruz, where the beach and...

Yep, living in Santa Cruz, where the beach and roads are disappearing. Route choices are changing, but I will still ride!
01-16-23, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By OldCoot

Bummer your bike got stolen. I too reserve a...

Bummer your bike got stolen. I too reserve a special spot in hell for bike thieves.
Yes the Nervex lugs are not the norm for BJ's is my understanding. The two panel paint job is always appealing to...
01-15-23, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By OldCoot

Bob Jackson resto- mod

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Almost there on my build of this Bob Jackson. It was given to me by my...
11-16-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,673
Posted By OldCoot

Certainly appropriate for me.... I never, and I...

Certainly appropriate for me.... I never, and I mean never, make money. I am too much a perfectionist. Can't sell junk or sub par work.
10-13-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 54,848
Posted By OldCoot

I have to agree that fall is a great time in...

I have to agree that fall is a great time in Central California. Actually I think that is true most places. Enjoy the riding along the coast! I have plans to next spring (non-eroica event) to ride...
06-05-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 425,657
Posted By OldCoot

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05-31-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 20,144
Posted By OldCoot

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It amazes me how long ago 531 was introduced.
Still , to me, the bike...
05-29-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 425,657
Posted By OldCoot

Wilder Ranch outside of Santa Cruz, Ca again ...

Wilder Ranch outside of Santa Cruz, Ca again
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Enchanted Loop trail
05-20-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By OldCoot

I had to laugh at 'one' spoke is laced in...

I had to laugh at 'one' spoke is laced in correctly. Not possible, unless another spoke is missing ( doesn't that count as incorrectly too?). In my experience there's always another one in the wrong...
05-19-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,066
Posted By OldCoot

I say ride the 50 mile and you will get a better...

I say ride the 50 mile and you will get a better flavor of the event. At 30 miles as a regular ride, you are with in easy reach. The last Eroica had 35 ish (easy flat) and 72 (6000' of climbing) and...
05-17-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,763
Posted By OldCoot

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I am fortunate to place this right outside my office. Rain not an issue...
05-16-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 425,657
Posted By OldCoot

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05-08-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,166
Posted By OldCoot

Looks great! I have found building wheels to...

Looks great!

I have found building wheels to be very gratifying along with a bit terrifying experience too. Terrifying since I know I will be descending down hills at break neck speeds and my life...
05-03-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By OldCoot

Merziac, I was the one who spoke to you...

Merziac,
I was the one who spoke to you Saturday evening about my freewheel and WD-40. I am fairly convinced that the WD-40 let the outer "cone" unscrew and let loose all my ball bearings. Once I...
05-03-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,110
Posted By OldCoot

Yes, there was a Suntour freewheel version for 6...

Yes, there was a Suntour freewheel version for 6 spd 120 OLD. see https://www.sheldonbrown.com/suntour-freewheel.html
05-02-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 54,848
Posted By OldCoot

Well your bike was definitely on of my favorites....

Well your bike was definitely on of my favorites. I am glad you brought it!
05-02-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 34,059
Posted By OldCoot

Wow! You guys are great at unearthing some...

Wow! You guys are great at unearthing some awesome bikes! Love the Comp TA and Gitane ( despot the poor alignment/crash).
Well I will keep hunting...
05-02-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 54,848
Posted By OldCoot

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04-29-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,809
Posted By OldCoot

For me, gear range, not the number of gears is...

For me, gear range, not the number of gears is important. Regardless of gear range, having a low gear is most important to me where I live. Almost any ride longer than 10 miles will include 1000'...
04-27-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,543
Posted By OldCoot

Not sure what the issue, or what kind of...

Not sure what the issue, or what kind of freewheel is busted... I am in Santa Cruz (you just went through it) and could in an emergency run a freewheel down to you . I believe I have a 6 or 7 spd...
04-27-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,076
Posted By OldCoot

Here's my re-badged Volkscycle, made in Japan...

Here's my re-badged Volkscycle, made in Japan with faux Nervex lugs. Still think they look great.


As for 'they don't make them anymore'. Of course they still do, but most people don't want to...
04-27-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 54,848
Posted By OldCoot

Looking forward to the weekends activities. After...

Looking forward to the weekends activities. After doing a dress rehearsal this last Saturday, my choice of routes was solidified. I will join the Saturday Pre-Ride at 11am to San Simeon, and the...
04-22-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 54,848
Posted By OldCoot

Parking?

Does anyone know the parking situation the day of the events? Cambria is a small town... I have hotel reservations for Saturday night, but I won't be done riding before checkout time on Sunday. They...
04-14-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 54,848
Posted By OldCoot

I think I am all set o. This issue, see photo...

I think I am all set o. This issue, see photo with 32mm tires. My issue will be my conditioning.

I am curious as to bikes with this issue, are they from the 1980's? It seems that's when race bikes...
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