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04-21-24, 12:20 AM
Replies: 1,775
Views: 241,211
Posted By bikingshearer

You can't make this stuff up. Berkeley hills,...

You can't make this stuff up. Berkeley hills, April 20, 2024 - spotted on my ride today. It was in front of a house with other goodies with signs that said "Free" and "Cool Stuff." That last one...
04-20-24, 01:55 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,237
Posted By bikingshearer

How on Earth did I miss the first time around? ...

How on Earth did I miss the first time around? Great story. Thanks for sharing it.
04-20-24, 01:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 910
Posted By bikingshearer

Well if Joe says this is the way to go . . . . ...

Well if Joe says this is the way to go . . . .

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04-19-24, 11:45 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 84,804
Posted By bikingshearer

The only three men to win all five Monuments....

The only three men to win all five Monuments. Okay, they aren't racing yet in this photo, but it's Merckx, de Vlaeminck and van Looy, for Pete's sake.
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04-19-24, 11:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 910
Posted By bikingshearer

I have no idea. But it was good enough for van...

I have no idea. But it was good enough for van Looy, and he had 367 pro road victories.
04-19-24, 11:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 910
Posted By bikingshearer

I just run the cable along the flat of the...

I just run the cable along the flat of the "drops" and straight out from there. It makes for the smoothest cable run and I'm okay with the look, even if it isn't the most elegant visual ever.

It...
04-17-24, 07:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 861
Posted By bikingshearer

In the years after WWII, the North...

In the years after WWII, the North Vietnamese/Viet Minh used bicycles very effectively, not as personnel transport, but loaded down with hundreds of pounds of supplies and pushed. They supplied...
04-15-24, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By bikingshearer

It's been done. ...

It's been done.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/722x1600/gold_plated_seat_post_2770284420670138963b806b5bce24097fd8771f.jpg

This guy had a bunch of gold anodized Campy parts...
04-15-24, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 405
Posted By bikingshearer

Very nice work. And here we thought you were...

Very nice work. And here we thought you were just another pretty face.;)
04-15-24, 03:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,167
Posted By bikingshearer

Grant Petersen has been quoted as saying that the...

Grant Petersen has been quoted as saying that the main reason Bridgestone USA closed up shop was because changes in the yen/dollar conversion rate made it unprofitable for the main company in Japan...
04-15-24, 03:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,825
Posted By bikingshearer

I have yet to buy or sell on Facebook. This...

I have yet to buy or sell on Facebook. This reinforces my thought that I do not need to learn how to navigate it.
04-15-24, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 405
Posted By bikingshearer

Hell if I know. When I've needed graphics for a...

Hell if I know. When I've needed graphics for a repaint, the painter had them. The couple times I've needed them to replace graphics without a repaint, I've been able to get from Greg Softly at...
04-14-24, 07:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,648
Posted By bikingshearer

Other Eroica events being help at roughly the...

Other Eroica events being help at roughly the same time frame have only recently had registration open. I am cautiously optimistic that we Eroica CA will open up soon. If not, maybe I'll just go to...
04-14-24, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By bikingshearer

These are very nice frames, well worth the asking...

These are very nice frames, well worth the asking price,. For those of you who remember bigbossman, he loved his. He had some high-zoot bikes (De Roso, Basso-era Pogliaghi, Dancelli, and others I...
04-11-24, 12:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,924
Posted By bikingshearer

Maybe, maybe not. For your size, 170s would...

Maybe, maybe not.

For your size, 170s would likely have been spec'd for as long as I can remember. 175s might feel just fine to you, or they may not. There is only one way to find out - try...
04-01-24, 11:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By bikingshearer

Another option for your cables is the Velo Orange...

Another option for your cables is the Velo Orange metallic braid housing kits, both derailleur and brake. It looks like this. I have them on my blue patinaed Cinelli, and they work nicely. They...
04-01-24, 11:36 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,908
Posted By bikingshearer

I think "inspecting" is overstating it. More...

I think "inspecting" is overstating it. More like "glancing and perhaps raising an eyebrow ever so slightly."
03-30-24, 05:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,214
Posted By bikingshearer

That's a lot of walking in three days.:innocent:

That's a lot of walking in three days.:innocent:
03-30-24, 05:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,214
Posted By bikingshearer

That's a lot of walking in three days.:innocent:

That's a lot of walking in three days.:innocent:
03-29-24, 01:17 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,675
Posted By bikingshearer

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-29-24, 01:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,916
Posted By bikingshearer

Just take the one off your De Rosa.:innocent:

Just take the one off your De Rosa.:innocent:
03-29-24, 06:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,214
Posted By bikingshearer

Yes, the name does sound suspiciously...

Yes, the name does sound suspiciously Python-esque, or maybe like the punchline of a moderately bawdy joke, but Lick-Wilmerding is a real place. This is from their website: "A private school with...
03-29-24, 06:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,214
Posted By bikingshearer

I was debating doing this ride (starting at least...

I was debating doing this ride (starting at least two hours before the rest of you so I might actually reach the top before you all start back down), but have realized that I have a prior engagement...
03-27-24, 12:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,958
Posted By bikingshearer

I am a strong believer in "It's your bike" and...

I am a strong believer in "It's your bike" and "ride what you like," and I won't deviate from that here. But I can't help but feel that putting a kickstand on that bike is pushing right up against...
03-26-24, 02:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,958
Posted By bikingshearer

At Clydesdale-and-a-quarter, I'd rather not take...

At Clydesdale-and-a-quarter, I'd rather not take the chance. But that's just me - all 18.25 stone of me.
03-25-24, 05:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,958
Posted By bikingshearer

If your bike is bloody when you ride it, you're...

If your bike is bloody when you ride it, you're doing it wrong.

:innocent:
03-25-24, 12:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,958
Posted By bikingshearer

Very nice. I'd like it better if it had a dinky...

Very nice. I'd like it better if it had a dinky third chainwheel to accommodate my (lack of) climbing prowess, with which you are familiar.:innocent:

I suppose if one is being hyper-technical,...
03-25-24, 12:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,958
Posted By bikingshearer

+1. My favorite bikes are the ones with old...

+1. My favorite bikes are the ones with old lugged steel frames and Campy 10sp triple drivetrains, complete with Ergo levers, SPDs and dual-pivot brakes (Tektros because of reach requirements). I...
03-24-24, 12:31 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,908
Posted By bikingshearer

We are overlooking the many 100% Eroica-compliant...

We are overlooking the many 100% Eroica-compliant dual pivot brakes that are out there. You know them as center pulls. MAFAC Racers and Competitions, Universal 61s, Weinmann 750s and the look-alike...
03-18-24, 11:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,559
Posted By bikingshearer

Good luck on your first century ride. I don't...

Good luck on your first century ride. I don't think you will need it (you'll do fine), but like chicken soup, it couldn't hurt.

My list, mostly repeats or distillations of what has been said...
03-17-24, 01:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,427
Posted By bikingshearer

What I have heard about older Jaguars is that you...

What I have heard about older Jaguars is that you do not own it, you borrow it from your mechanic every other weekend.
03-17-24, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By bikingshearer

Congratulations on your retirement and on your...

Congratulations on your retirement and on your upcoming cycling adventures.

Back when I actually did fully loaded touring (and it''s been a while), I used Shimano indexed barcons. With the...
03-17-24, 10:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,107
Posted By bikingshearer

Your argument boils down to "how dare you tell me...

Your argument boils down to "how dare you tell me to stop doing something that the established rules say I'm not supposed to be doing." Sorry, I don't buy it.
03-16-24, 11:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,107
Posted By bikingshearer

Nope. The OP definitely was not being a "Karen." ...

Nope. The OP definitely was not being a "Karen." Telling someone not to block a public thoroughfare (which an MUP is) is not being a "Karen." It is telling someone to do nothing more than what they...
03-16-24, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,107
Posted By bikingshearer

In such encounters, I try to insert a "please" in...

In such encounters, I try to insert a "please" in there somewhere - not because they deserve it ir that you were in any way wrong, but because it sometimes (and I stress "sometimes") makes it easier...
03-15-24, 10:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 525
Posted By bikingshearer

They're French. They didn't want us to know.:D

They're French. They didn't want us to know.:D
03-14-24, 12:05 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,216
Posted By bikingshearer

Matt, you are a highly unusual suspect. :D

Matt, you are a highly unusual suspect. :D
03-13-24, 07:04 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,909
Posted By bikingshearer

You're welcome. No charge. :thumb:

You're welcome. No charge. :thumb:
03-11-24, 11:08 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 17,305
Posted By bikingshearer

Let's see, a ride with the Sacto folks, led by...

Let's see, a ride with the Sacto folks, led by Sactown Albert, on the flats (where I have a fighting chance of not getting dropped too badly), with a pizza party afterwards? What's not to like? ...
03-11-24, 10:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,018
Posted By bikingshearer

Very cool. You are bringing it to Eroica CA, of...

Very cool. You are bringing it to Eroica CA, of course - it is set up perfectly to go up, over and down Cypress. :D

Does it have a serial number, and, if so, can you date the frame using the...
03-11-24, 12:17 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,216
Posted By bikingshearer

Thought shared by every other passenger on the...

Thought shared by every other passenger on the ferry: "Ah nuts, this used to be a nice boat ride."
03-10-24, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By bikingshearer

Yeah, get this bike, Rob. It's your favorite...

Yeah, get this bike, Rob. It's your favorite color, too.:innocent:

As for fork and it's eyelets/holes, I got nuthin'.
03-09-24, 01:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,542
Posted By bikingshearer

Here is an up-close-and-personal shot of a Wonder...

Here is an up-close-and-personal shot of a Wonder Light from an eBay listing. As a former owner and user, I can say without fear of contradiction that they sucked. They may - and I stress may - have...
03-09-24, 01:18 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,216
Posted By bikingshearer

No, nlerner had it tight - they are planning to...

No, nlerner had it tight - they are planning to ride where there is no bay. :D
03-08-24, 11:42 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,806
Posted By bikingshearer

. . . where I can more than hold my own.:D

. . . where I can more than hold my own.:D
03-08-24, 08:52 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,806
Posted By bikingshearer

Andy Hampsten was once asked what was the best...

Andy Hampsten was once asked what was the best way to maximize climbing speed, spin low gears or grind big gears. His answer: spin big gears. My reality: grind low gears. My main functions on hilly...
03-08-24, 08:29 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,216
Posted By bikingshearer

I hate all of you. But only in the nicest...

I hate all of you. But only in the nicest possible way, of course.
03-07-24, 06:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,145
Posted By bikingshearer

Meh. It's been done. :rolleyes:

Meh. It's been done. :rolleyes:
03-06-24, 01:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,044
Posted By bikingshearer

"Well I was being paid." Andy Hampsten at the...

"Well I was being paid."
Andy Hampsten at the first Eroica CA when asked how he was able to force himself to keep going up, over and down the Gavia in a blizzard.
03-06-24, 12:17 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,216
Posted By bikingshearer

Yeah, but did you guys have any fun? :rolleyes:

Yeah, but did you guys have any fun? :rolleyes:
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