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Forum: Touring
03-23-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Take a look at Adventure Cycling trips. Not as...

Take a look at Adventure Cycling trips. Not as plush but you can learn the ropes. Do some research on ultralight backpacking. Totally valid for bike touring and the lighter your gear the more fun it...
03-12-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By Mike_Kelly

I got a chuckle from the last letter to the...

I got a chuckle from the last letter to the editor.
That the difference price between Stronglite, Normandy, SImplex, et al and Campagnolo is nonsense!
12-19-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Only the earliest frames from the original...

Only the earliest frames from the original company where copper plated. This is around 40's. The company never got up to speed after the war. It went out of business. The name was bought in the...
11-25-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,834
Posted By Mike_Kelly

The pearl izumi's mentioned above are no way warm...

The pearl izumi's mentioned above are no way warm enough for me in 20 above let alone cold weather. After years freezing hands, my wife and I use Warmspace heated gloves. It has been a while and I...
10-22-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,392
Posted By Mike_Kelly

I much prefer narrow bars for tight technical...

I much prefer narrow bars for tight technical trails.
06-13-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,938
Posted By Mike_Kelly

I love this thread. The artistry in lug cutting...

I love this thread. The artistry in lug cutting is the passion of vintage bikes to me. You don't have to have beautiful lugs to have a fine riding racing bike. Many loved brands have crappy lug work....
06-12-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,938
Posted By Mike_Kelly

These lugs were done buy Erica Meier an...

These lugs were done buy Erica Meier an apprentice and fine arts major working at Waterford.

...
06-12-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,710
Posted By Mike_Kelly

My new rule to prevent over-spending remorse:...

My new rule to prevent over-spending remorse: Never buy a frame that absolutely needs a paint job. A paint job can over-shadow the whole bike cost.
06-03-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,402
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Huge difference. If you use credit cards or...

Huge difference. If you use credit cards or paypal you are protected if you are hacked. If ebay can reach into your bank account your account could be emptied with no protection. If you get into a...
03-01-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,938
Posted By Mike_Kelly

SJX426, Now that looks like a European...

SJX426, Now that looks like a European Motobecane. Don't see those in the US very often. I was talking about the first two bikes in Andy_K's post. But the master as far as I am concerned is Peter...
03-01-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,938
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Bob Jackson Super Legend

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11-22-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By Mike_Kelly

AS mentioned above do some maintenance. Caliper...

AS mentioned above do some maintenance. Caliper brakes generally work very well from most companies. The arms can flex or you can have worn out or poor quality pads but first make sure the pads are...
06-22-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,259
Posted By Mike_Kelly

I have a frame of the same era but not the aero...

I have a frame of the same era but not the aero version you have. I think these were made by Mondonico, who ran the Guerciotti shop for a number of years. I bet it does not have the ten speed drive...
06-22-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,385
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Masi Decals

The flags represent countries Masi's were ridden to victories. The set with the American flag is the Masi "America" set post 1973. The original European set did not have the American flag. Also the...
06-17-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,495
Posted By Mike_Kelly

Addiction

Come on lets be honest it is an addiction.
I just tell my wife that it is better than drugs or gambling.
04-08-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,851
Posted By Mike_Kelly

You don't really say what kind of rider you are....

You don't really say what kind of rider you are. If your only concern is getting home and to work on a durable bike then the mountain bike might be a good idea. But if you love to ride on the road...
11-27-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,009
Posted By Mike_Kelly

My new gravel frame was built up with TRP Spyres...

My new gravel frame was built up with TRP Spyres and the braking was horrible, I changed out the housing to compressionless and finally used organic Swiss Stop pads and got braking to be almost as...
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