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04-02-24, 01:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,714
Posted By Robvolz

What’s your FAV lil’ accessory?

So many cool lil doo-dads and trinkets to choose from….

But for me: I found just the base attached to an old seat I was about to throw away. I asked Van (Merziac) if he knew what it was.

I...
03-10-24, 12:04 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 46,941
Posted By noglider

That is a tasteful Italian bike, unlike some I...

That is a tasteful Italian bike, unlike some I see that have so many flourishes because the designer didn't know when to stop.
02-22-24, 12:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,294
Posted By Classtime

I would likely be fine riding my 200 miles per...

I would likely be fine riding my 200 miles per week on a rusty Schwinn Varsity but I know better.
02-16-24, 01:24 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 13,449
Posted By Eric F

Not once have one of my cycling buddies picked me...

Not once have one of my cycling buddies picked me up and said, "Wow! So light!!". Isn't that the real reason why we want a light bike?
02-06-24, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 464,711
Posted By IdahoBrett

I recently added fenders to my 90 ST400. I’d love...

I recently added fenders to my 90 ST400. I’d love to add panniers. If I could find a decent set in blue that I thought were reasonably priced.

...
02-06-24, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By Slohan47

Friction Shifter - Touch ?

What Kind of Touch is used ; What do I feel; How Slow or how much does the lever need to move; move it until the chain leaves the current gear and my pedals are not driving me forward ?
If my...
01-31-24, 08:24 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,471
Posted By SpedFast

I ride a lot at night and during the day and I...

I ride a lot at night and during the day and I have become known to the locals as 'That old guy on the bike-he rides everyday and in any weather. Must be nuts.' :thumb:
01-22-24, 01:02 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 22,047
Posted By Eric F

That "nerd" is Grayson Boucher. He goes by the...

That "nerd" is Grayson Boucher. He goes by the nickname "The Professor", and has a lot of YouTube content showing off his significant ball-handling skills and humiliating street-ball players. He...
12-20-23, 07:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,358
Posted By Jay Turberville

I'm only 64. So I guess I shouldn't answer. But...

I'm only 64. So I guess I shouldn't answer. But I'm pretty much in your situation having recently retired. I look at my riding friends, and for the most part the ones who are fitter and faster are...
12-07-23, 09:06 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,471
Posted By PeteHski

So I wonder why there are so few in this age...

So I wonder why there are so few in this age group?
11-27-23, 12:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,170
Posted By john m flores

Now that you mention it, I've often ridden this...

Now that you mention it, I've often ridden this way and wondered if I would be faster with a more consistent effort. I think that TTs are uniquely challenging because they demand that sustained...
11-26-23, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,491
Posted By cyccommute

To quote Eddy Merckx…ride lots.

To quote Eddy Merckx…ride lots.
11-20-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,878
Posted By Biker395

My plan: 1. Use it or lose it. 2. All...

My plan:

1. Use it or lose it.
2. All things in reasonable moderation.
3. Ignore charlatans with a profit motive and pay attention to clinical trials or other peer reviewed information....
11-02-23, 08:32 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 63,155
Posted By malcala622

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My dogs seem miserable
Replies: 34
Views: 2,948
Posted By SoccerBallXan

There were two Aeroewinds posted here for years....

There were two Aeroewinds posted here for years. One was $5, the other $15. Surprisingly, the $15 bike sold (I thought the $5 bike was in better condition). I think the guy asking $5 gave up.

Cool...
07-17-23, 11:24 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 63,155
Posted By SkinGriz

You could start a thread in foo about badgers as...

You could start a thread in foo about badgers as pets.
I’ve heard of ferrets, but never badgers.
Probably the most important thing to know is… will it rip your face off with those claws?
07-10-23, 03:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,810
Posted By merziac

I would keep and frame the damn thing just as it...

I would keep and frame the damn thing just as it is. :crash:

It's a sheer testament to what we do here, very few things in life survive, let alone perform at the intended level anywhere near as...
04-30-23, 07:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,986
Posted By mstateglfr

Huh? Why would you use a crit frame for a...

Huh?
Why would you use a crit frame for a gravel bike? And what does a boat have to do with anything?


Cannondale bikes are all over the forum. Take that as an overall view of the brand.
04-23-23, 05:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,105
Posted By ZIPP2001

About to turn 63 this week and still love riding...

About to turn 63 this week and still love riding these road bikes.
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04-22-23, 04:09 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,802
Posted By 1989Pre

Spamming call girls are over-rated. Anyway, what...

Spamming call girls are over-rated. Anyway, what do they know about cottered cranks? Probably not much. Do they have what it takes to hang when things get real?
04-21-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,105
Posted By caloso

I still race my old Tarmac. ...

I still race my old Tarmac.


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I’d get a...
04-21-23, 02:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,014
Posted By 50PlusCycling

My hottest rides were in the Everglades in...

My hottest rides were in the Everglades in August. No hills, but lots of heat and ridiculous humidity. I sweated so much that I had salt crystals forming on my shins, and my black shorts turned grey...
04-20-23, 08:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,105
Posted By rsbob

Oh now I am starting to feel old since I ride an...

Oh now I am starting to feel old since I ride an endurance frame. However, the speeds I can maintain on an aero frame with deep section wheels is very similar to my late 40s with the same perceived...
04-20-23, 08:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,014
Posted By rsbob

In my 30s I loved riding on hot days. I would...

In my 30s I loved riding on hot days. I would sweat like crazy which had a nice cooling effect - except for sweat in the eyes. :twitchy:

In my sunset 60s, the heat is no longer my friend. I...
04-20-23, 05:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,014
Posted By Kabuki12

Last year during a heat wave I decided to ride to...

Last year during a heat wave I decided to ride to the coast. My original plan was to do a round trip of about 35 miles. As I left my house I could feel the heat from the road so I detoured up one of...
04-18-23, 08:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,014
Posted By rumrunn6

I was guessing hazy, hot & humid. but add hills &...

I was guessing hazy, hot & humid. but add hills & headwind & that's quite the challenge!
04-13-23, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By 1989Pre

Hi Ryp, its good to hear from you. Which bike...

Hi Ryp, its good to hear from you. Which bike have you been riding? Do you still have the Centurion? Paul
04-13-23, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,061
Posted By Robvolz

I had two words come to my head as I spied that...

I had two words come to my head as I spied that paint scheme…..

JAZZ HANDS
04-08-23, 10:56 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,490
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's good to read books like that. I read it...

It's good to read books like that. I read it once. Didn't do anything for me really, but probably because I already knew the principles. I read an article, i think in the NY Times the other day about...
04-06-23, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 464,711
Posted By Classtime

My Zero Bike found near my brother’s place and...

My Zero Bike found near my brother’s place and kept in his garage. 1992 3.0 SR600. Paint is in great shape. New tires, tubes, cables housing, bar tape and hoods. Everything else but the Turbo is...
03-22-23, 10:20 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 63,325
Posted By aissa

I am so inspired after reading your post. i...

I am so inspired after reading your post. i actually have tears welled up in my eyes because i am constantly worried about having a heart attack. i had a calcium score reading of 96 (66 yr old...
03-18-23, 03:52 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,124
Posted By indyfabz

Back in the late ‘80s I bought a used 660 built...

Back in the late ‘80s I bought a used 660 built with 531. What a machine that was.
03-15-23, 03:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,307
Posted By gobicycling

A Long Winter, and Finally!

YES - after a long winter of medical this, medical that, months of ice and snow on the roads, leading to an inability to bike, today it was near 70, and, with some apprehension, I got on my mountain...
03-13-23, 03:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,080
Posted By francophile

Dirtiest barn find Motobecane ever

I promised 'no more bikes' until I sold everything rideable that I don't ride at least weekly. But we all know how that goes. I did well until this weekend.

"Barn find" post popped up on local...
03-10-23, 03:01 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 17,714
Posted By USAZorro

"On the Road Again" Challenges

Anyone who's spent any amount of time in C&V knows that there are many here who enjoy projects. There are also many who enjoy riding. And there are those who enjoy a bit of storytelling. And those...
03-06-23, 08:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,490
Posted By Dave Mayer

At 70, a good riding pal of mine was facing the...

At 70, a good riding pal of mine was facing the same issue: he wanted to hang with the fast crowd, but was getting left behind when things got hard, such as hills and late in the ride. So I coached...
03-04-23, 03:59 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,025
Posted By Drillium Dude

Thank you! I probably added a little more weight...

Thank you! I probably added a little more weight with the 4 layers of paint on the underside, but that'll be offset this afternoon when I remove the 1/8" of excess CF from the non-dive side of the...
02-28-23, 08:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,705
Posted By Maelochs

I laugh. Sometimes I watch action or horror...

I laugh.

Sometimes I watch action or horror movies where a character has to run 3-40 yards to literally save his life .... I would just sit down and wait to be eaten or stabbed or shot or...
02-17-23, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,274
Posted By Bianchigirll

The official bicycle of Fat Bottomed Girls...

The official bicycle of Fat Bottomed Girls everywhere
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02-17-23, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,274
Posted By JohnDThompson

Reminds me of this one: ...

Reminds me of this one:
http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Humor/Freddy%20Mertz.jpg
http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Humor/Freddy%20Mertz%20headshot.jpg
02-17-23, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,274
Posted By Robvolz

sacrilege or kinda funny?

I guffawed when I saw this while eating breakfast.
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By marius.suiram

Miyata 610 year made?

Looks to be a 1985 made, but still has different components.
Cr-Mo triple butted frame and Mangalight fork.
Custom bars and stem.
Suntour ARx derailleurs with Power shifter.
Sugino GP triple...
02-14-23, 09:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,400
Posted By t2p

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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02-12-23, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By Kekec1965

Pre war nostalgia

First ride today on the latest acquisition, 1930s (my research points out to 1935) Erni Russ. FB hubs laced on 26" Constrictor Conloy Lite rims, Durax Super Course chainset, Monitor Climax calipers. ...
02-08-23, 07:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,400
Posted By caloso

I’m 55. As of today, I am 1 pound heavier than I...

I’m 55. As of today, I am 1 pound heavier than I was at HS graduation, but my body composition is a lot worse. This winter I’ve gotten back in the gym and the pool to try to reverse that.
02-04-23, 05:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,107
Posted By Classtime

Trending Faster is Fun

One of my common routes over the years is a 15 mile out and back with a little climbing. I remember usually doing it in about an hour because I would tell my wife that I'd be back in an hour and I...
12-18-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,639
Posted By bark_eater

Sounds like a good gateway bike into the...

Sounds like a good gateway bike into the wonderful world of bike hoarding.
11-17-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,523
Posted By rccardr

Age and use. Everything has a life span. Even...

Age and use. Everything has a life span.
Even me.
11-15-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,127
Posted By jjhabbs

I dont usually bump. But I need to know who's...

I dont usually bump. But I need to know who's sign this is.

JJ
09-27-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,071
Posted By ehcoplex

Trek 400T

Yeah, no…. no, I definitely didn’t need another project, but, well…. This ’87 (I think) Trek 400T Elance popped up for sale cheap (and I was able to bargain it down due to a missing FD).. It looked...
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