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07-17-21, 06:54 AM
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Posted By non-fixie

Being a member of Bikeforums has its perks. One...

Being a member of Bikeforums has its perks. One of them being nice fellow-members with nice stuff:

Do you recognize these gloves?...
07-13-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,601
Posted By non-fixie

Sorry I missed your post earlier. And yes, it...

Sorry I missed your post earlier. And yes, it folds:

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It is beautifully...
07-08-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,418
Posted By non-fixie

Since we're talking about the TdF: I am really...

Since we're talking about the TdF: I am really enjoying this year's edition so far. Not in the least because these two moved their game to the road:
...
07-08-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,617
Posted By non-fixie

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07-08-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,100
Posted By non-fixie

New Box Day! :) ...

New Box Day! :)

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07-08-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 23,606
Posted By non-fixie

More rural France: ...

More rural France:


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07-07-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By non-fixie

Titanium is sexy! I've got two titanium bikes,...

Titanium is sexy! I've got two titanium bikes, neither of them in my size. :(

+1 on the Caprice Classics. Rare in my area, but if I run into a nice example at the right price I might just buy it....
07-04-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 59,081
Posted By non-fixie

I don't think my jersey pockets could handle a...

I don't think my jersey pockets could handle a dozen oysters and a bottle of Chablis ... :(
07-04-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 121,833
Posted By non-fixie

The French town of Carcasonne is prepared to...

The French town of Carcasonne is prepared to receive the Tour de France next week:
...
07-04-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,617
Posted By non-fixie

Absolutely. I had just picked it up from a...

Absolutely. I had just picked it up from a boulangerie, just in time before it closed at 13:00 (phew!) and was looking for a spot to consume it, together with the Camembert, which I also managed to...
07-02-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,617
Posted By non-fixie

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06-25-21, 02:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,333
Posted By non-fixie

Since this thread has been been revived: since my...

Since this thread has been been revived: since my previous post (# 9) mine has been shimergo'ed into a comfy touring bike:
...
06-23-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,918
Posted By non-fixie

A hard saddle is not necessarily an uncomfortable...

A hard saddle is not necessarily an uncomfortable saddle, I have found.

I bought this NOS example at a swap meet a few years ago. Nice thick leather but pretty hard. I dreaded the breaking-in...
06-23-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,100
Posted By non-fixie

Whenever something arrives in a cardboard box:...

Whenever something arrives in a cardboard box: Official Cat Inspection!
...
06-23-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7,182
Views: 694,741
Posted By non-fixie

The current shortage of parts provides quite a...

The current shortage of parts provides quite a challenge. I wanted a new 14-28 5-speed freewheel for a bike I want to take on a trip next Friday. The SunRace FW that's currently on the bike makes a...
06-23-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 291
Posted By non-fixie

No, no. You just bought yourself an excuse to get...

No, no. You just bought yourself an excuse to get a Stronglight 106. :) Probably the most elegant triple crank set ever made.

Certainly the most elegant I have.
...
06-22-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By non-fixie

The Record decal is part of a generic set. I...

The Record decal is part of a generic set. I suspect it was used by the odd bike shop as a "house brand":
...
06-21-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,100
Posted By non-fixie

Felix on a cleaning mission. Cleaning the inside...

Felix on a cleaning mission. Cleaning the inside of a bucket, to be precise:

...
06-19-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 612
Posted By non-fixie

Don't worry. They never do. ;) The first mixte I...

Don't worry. They never do. ;) The first mixte I built for mrs non-fixie took four rebuilds before both of us were reasonably happy. And another four bikes before we were really happy. :)

EDIT:...
06-16-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By non-fixie

You won't hear me complain. :)

You won't hear me complain. :)
06-16-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By non-fixie

Mrs non-fixie has always liked cycling, but was...

Mrs non-fixie has always liked cycling, but was more than happy with her "omafiets". Not much interest - if any - in the old stuff I was into.

Until she visited L'Eroica in Gaiole with me, eight...
06-15-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,495
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks for the reports, guys. Much appreciated!...

Thanks for the reports, guys. Much appreciated! :thumb: Sometimes I wish I was a little closer ...
06-15-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 840
Posted By non-fixie

Petty thieves carry crank pullers these days?...

Petty thieves carry crank pullers these days? :eek: What's the world coming to?
06-15-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 21,631
Posted By non-fixie

True. But Giants don't get enough love here, so...

True. But Giants don't get enough love here, so I'll throw in another one.

Another Peloton Superlite. Bought it because it was offered to me at a friendly price, and I felt I needed a...
06-15-21, 01:25 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,813
Posted By non-fixie

"That should be a separate forum"

"That should be a separate forum"
06-14-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By non-fixie

Pic assist: ...

Pic assist:


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06-12-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By non-fixie

Oh, and I like the look of that black Fuji Ace....

Oh, and I like the look of that black Fuji Ace. Reminds me I need to get my Raleigh Record Sprint back on the road:
...
06-12-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,255
Posted By non-fixie

I don't think there is such a thing as...

I don't think there is such a thing as "over-spending", unless you're in the trade, and need to make money on a bike. I am not.

I tend to buy nice frames and nice parts if I think the price is...
06-11-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,255
Posted By non-fixie

Actually, that picture was taken in Oudenaarde,...

Actually, that picture was taken in Oudenaarde, Belgium, at the start of the Retro Tour of Flanders (which is - more or less - the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium).

Technically, Holland consists of...
06-11-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,689
Posted By non-fixie

Not sure how big the "Bay Area" is. Having some...

Not sure how big the "Bay Area" is. Having some experience with Americans, it's probably a lot bigger than I think. :)

So, the Retro Tour of Flanders would be my suggestion. Lots of paved routes,...
06-11-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,255
Posted By non-fixie

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06-10-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By non-fixie

And matching colors, too! :)

And matching colors, too! :)
06-10-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,387
Posted By non-fixie

Two decades, at least. The original thread...

Two decades, at least. The original thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/early-brifter-bikes-7-8-9-speed/361558-retro-roadies-old-frames-sti-s-ergos.html) was started in '07, and apart from the...
06-10-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,253
Posted By non-fixie

For Mario stem length was also needed for another...

For Mario stem length was also needed for another reason. Pam just wouldn't look as good on an eighty mm stem:
...
06-09-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,909
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks! Glad to hear about the socks. :) The...

Thanks! Glad to hear about the socks. :)

The cycling shoes are the Holdsworth Rough Stuff classic touring shoes...
06-09-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,909
Posted By non-fixie

To each his own, I say ... But personally I...

To each his own, I say ...

But personally I draw the line at sandals. Firmly. A sartorial faux pas of extraordinary magnitude. On the beach, when no one is watching? Maybe. But in the out and...
06-09-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,617
Posted By non-fixie

Cruising through the Loire valley, France: ...

Cruising through the Loire valley, France:

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Château de Chambord:
...
06-09-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks! Yes, I just got the same e-mail. We would...

Thanks! Yes, I just got the same e-mail. We would like to go, so mrs non-fixie will be at her keyboard at noon sharp, and try to get us in for a couple of rides. :)

I'm sorry we don't get to elbow...
06-08-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 711
Posted By non-fixie

Apparently Clara is not a well-known brand or...

Apparently Clara is not a well-known brand or shop, so it may well be a product from one of the larger Italian manufacturers, in which case juvela may be able to help us.
06-08-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 711
Posted By non-fixie

In Italy that is how bikes are set up,...

In Italy that is how bikes are set up, brake-wise: left-rear, right-front.

+1 on the cool looks. I like it! :thumb: Looking forward to seeing it cleaned up.
06-06-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 652
Posted By non-fixie

Man, with all these decisions this forum thing is...

Man, with all these decisions this forum thing is actually beginning to look like work ... :notamused:
06-06-21, 03:33 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,872
Posted By non-fixie

I'm sorry, my remark wasn't meant to be taken all...

I'm sorry, my remark wasn't meant to be taken all that seriously. ;)
06-05-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,952
Posted By non-fixie

Found this GR-27 recently. The Bluemels guards...

Found this GR-27 recently. The Bluemels guards were probably added by the importer / dealer for the Dutch market. Other than that it looks as if it just rolled out of the factory.
...
06-04-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,702
Posted By non-fixie

I am not the owner of this forum, so I don't get...

I am not the owner of this forum, so I don't get to decide.

But I can tell you what its meaning is to me: a place where I can log in after a long and tedious day at work and exchange thoughts with...
06-04-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,931
Posted By non-fixie

Well, you never know. It might be the start of a...

Well, you never know. It might be the start of a new sub-forum "Early 21st century bicycle art".

***** ducks ****
06-04-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,702
Posted By non-fixie

While I appreciate the proactive stance and the...

While I appreciate the proactive stance and the effort of the mods, this move might have been a little premature, IMO. What unites us in this community is not so much the exact age of bikes or parts,...
06-03-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,702
Posted By non-fixie

I use 9-speed brifters to shift 6-speed...

I use 9-speed brifters to shift 6-speed freewheels. I think I'll just sneak in and stand in the back.
06-02-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,427
Posted By non-fixie

That Serotta is a "nice bike" indeed. Excellent...

That Serotta is a "nice bike" indeed. Excellent build, too. If she likes that, you're good to go, I'd say. :)
06-02-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,427
Posted By non-fixie

My lesson learned: start by finding out what she...

My lesson learned: start by finding out what she likes. If she likes the idea of C&V you'll arrive at a totally different outcome than when she doesn't care and just wants "a bike".

My two cents.
06-02-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,716
Posted By non-fixie

While I agree that safety levers / turkey wings...

While I agree that safety levers / turkey wings are not the preferred choice, they can work well, even at hard braking.

It took me a while (and a long one at that) to find the correct...
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