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04-21-24, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By Classtime

The brown suede ones came on both my 84 Centurion...

The brown suede ones came on both my 84 Centurion Turbo and my 85 Ironman and each of them a little torn up but unremarkable on the long Eroica CA route so I suppose they are comfortable enough.
04-18-24, 04:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 645
Posted By Classtime

Blue Ribbon Winner- "Resto-Mod UO-8, UO-18”

Blue Ribbon Winner- "Resto-Mod UO-8, UO-18”
04-14-24, 04:42 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 12,983
Posted By Classtime

Well, I'm down one. Pumping the tires on my '78...

Well, I'm down one. Pumping the tires on my '78 Grand Jubile, lowering the seat for normal people, and riding it one last time in front of the house made me question my decision.
Young guy, owns a...
04-14-24, 04:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,435
Posted By Classtime

You will learn plenty by buying a complete bike...

You will learn plenty by buying a complete bike and fixing/replacing the bits that are in need. You could make many unnece$$ary mistakes building your first C&V bike frame up. Buy a bike. break it...
04-14-24, 07:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 860
Posted By Classtime

I just had to go back and revisit some of Glenn’s...

I just had to go back and revisit some of Glenn’s posts. Boy, did he ever have fun with bicycles!

edit: And of course I will keep my eyes open for one of those Schwinns.
04-13-24, 02:27 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 12,983
Posted By Classtime

I deleted my adds for 3 bikes a few months ago...

I deleted my adds for 3 bikes a few months ago and stopped keeping them so clean. Man, they are nice riders -- Superbe Pro '86 Cannondale; Cyclone Full Vitus 172 Grand Jubile; and a 1985 Ironman. I...
04-13-24, 12:21 PM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,125
Posted By Classtime

15 days to go, so…

Repeated last week’s ride with a couple short steep climbs to force myself to ride at threshold. Only .32 and .87 miles each avg. 12 and 14% but some parts 19 percent. A little faster than last week....
Forum: Commuting
04-10-24, 07:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,007
Posted By Classtime

I commute 5000 miles per year. In that time, if I...

I commute 5000 miles per year. In that time, if I ride only one bike, I’ll need to replace one tire — rotate the front to the back and put a new one on the front. I use nice tires so that one tire...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-24, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,007
Posted By Classtime

On a new job, I always ride the route on a...

On a new job, I always ride the route on a Saturday first. My commute is only 20 miles each way and I drive on Wednesdays.
A road bike and/or drop bars are best imo.
04-06-24, 06:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,863
Posted By Classtime

1986 Ironman. Done. Size 58 or 60 will fit you...

1986 Ironman. Done. Size 58 or 60 will fit you well and you can use 28s — but they are better looking with 22mm tubulars. The one in the classifieds is too small for you.
Forum: Commuting
04-03-24, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,007
Posted By Classtime

Shoes, belt, baby wipes, drip coffee kit.

Shoes, belt, baby wipes, drip coffee kit.
04-03-24, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21,731
Views: 3,069,125
Posted By Classtime

There are worse spots to fix a flat on my am...

There are worse spots to fix a flat on my am commute. Getting the bugs out of my reassembled Milwaukee Road.
...
04-03-24, 09:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,015
Posted By Classtime

America had no problem with Germany and got over...

America had no problem with Germany and got over it pretty quickly. You gotta acknowledge the racism.
04-03-24, 09:42 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,886
Posted By Classtime

If I ever find a 1950s road racing bike, I will...

If I ever find a 1950s road racing bike, I will ride it in EroicaCA with gears appropriate to its era of racing and with spare tubulars across my shoulders. My EroicaCA bikes have been from the 80s...
04-02-24, 09:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,015
Posted By Classtime

A lot happened in the 70s and the 80s cannot...

A lot happened in the 70s and the 80s cannot compare regarding typical American "attitudes".
04-01-24, 05:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,886
Posted By Classtime

I will be inspecting. And I will be conspiring...

I will be inspecting.
And I will be conspiring with others in our group to drop any scofflaws.
I also am proposing a new rule: Any rear derailleurs used must be short or medium cage and all...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-24, 08:20 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,916
Posted By Classtime

It is hard to adjust shift cables and derailleurs...

It is hard to adjust shift cables and derailleurs without a repair stand. Google diy repair stands for ideas or what many of us have done— suspend your bike from above with one rope to the seat post...
03-30-24, 07:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,015
Posted By Classtime

In America in the 70s, nothing Japanese was high...

In America in the 70s, nothing Japanese was high end. I remember hearing a lot of jap ______and jap ______ from the “adults” as indicating low quality. :(
03-24-24, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,156
Posted By Classtime

Too too windy for riding so I spent most of the...

Too too windy for riding so I spent most of the weekend building a trailer for my new to me Chester Yawl. The Yawl came on a double decker trailer and I’m using much of the upper deck for a bicycle...
03-24-24, 05:45 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,886
Posted By Classtime

I think there was so much new tech showing up on...

I think there was so much new tech showing up on new road bikes from the mid eighties on that 87 (or 85) makes sense to me as a good place to stop. It’s not about 10, 20, 30, … year old bikes.
03-23-24, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By Classtime

Nuke Proof? My Ambrosio Nemesis are only bomb...

Nuke Proof? My Ambrosio Nemesis are only bomb proof😇
I’ve no experience with those hubs but I bet they would be cool on a Allez Epic.
03-22-24, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 667
Posted By Classtime

Definitely fix that SA!

Definitely fix that SA!
03-20-24, 09:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,970
Posted By Classtime

https://racevelo.com/?v=7516fd43adaa This is...

https://racevelo.com/?v=7516fd43adaa
This is the coolest thing since KoolStop.
Forum: Commuting
03-20-24, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By Classtime

You have a nice MTB with flat bars. Now get a...

You have a nice MTB with flat bars. Now get a road bike. Maybe look for a Specialized Sirrus about the same age as your Rockhopper which would be very cool.
https://i.redd.it/f0b7klmebxlx.jpg
03-20-24, 06:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,140
Posted By Classtime

I like the Giant.

I like the Giant.
03-17-24, 09:48 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 12,983
Posted By Classtime

I tried to get down to 4 riders and zero frames...

I tried to get down to 4 riders and zero frames but it is hard for me to sellnice bikes for half what I initially paid when I’m still convinced that I got great deals on those bikes. That leaves me...
03-17-24, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,156
Posted By Classtime

Swapping the 6400 spindle for my badly pitted...

Swapping the 6400 spindle for my badly pitted 6207 didn’t take care of the clunk. At the co-op, I found what looks like a 6207 and a couple of lesser no seal cups that look great. This morning I put...
03-16-24, 07:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By Classtime

I don’t think I’ve ever seen such nicely done...

I don’t think I’ve ever seen such nicely done rear dropout brazing on a Trek. ❤️
03-16-24, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Classtime

C&V is an Attitude.

C&V is an Attitude.
03-14-24, 06:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,299
Posted By Classtime

I ride with guys my age and older who drop me at...

I ride with guys my age and older who drop me at will. I’m motivated by comparing me now to me then.😊
03-11-24, 09:50 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 52,880
Posted By Classtime

RB1-luvr PM sent. I've got some plans.

RB1-luvr PM sent. I've got some plans.
03-10-24, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By Classtime

I've got a pair of those Arraya Aeros with 7400...

I've got a pair of those Arraya Aeros with 7400 hubs that I haven't tried yet. I should transplant those rims onto the Superbe Pro hubs that are currently clinchered to my Cannondale for a stiffness...
03-09-24, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,156
Posted By Classtime

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_9472_eaefb87787ced20ec814e64d24e4e0eb9702bc6c.jpeg
Cause of a clunk?
I replaced it with a 6400 113 spindle and now I think my 85...
03-09-24, 06:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,298
Posted By Classtime

I’m not intending to start a fuss, but, since you...

I’m not intending to start a fuss, but, since you are starting over, investigate a plant based diet. My brother got off his meds and only occasionally BBQs because, well, TEXAS. (And it tastes good.)
Forum: Commuting
03-08-24, 11:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By Classtime

A new chain is 20 bucks for a really nice one. A...

A new chain is 20 bucks for a really nice one. A really nice tire is 60 bucks. The best brake pads you can buy are 50 bucks for all 4.
I wonder if your bike shop was going to put such high quality...
03-07-24, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By Classtime

I have a medium and it is spacious. IMO, the...

I have a medium and it is spacious. IMO, the distance between the straps is a tad long but not too long for my C-17.
03-07-24, 10:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,298
Posted By Classtime

If it hurts too much to ride with the cramp(s)...

If it hurts too much to ride with the cramp(s) then of course stop, stretch, and then get back on the bike. You will cramp less often the more you ride. 14mph is not bad. Keep riding. Maybe stretch...
03-05-24, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,156
Posted By Classtime

BTinNYC I think I missed the post where you share...

BTinNYC I think I missed the post where you share your technique of painting the blue. Absolute Perfection!
03-04-24, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,051
Posted By Classtime

E-bikes are like taking meds instead of changing...

E-bikes are like taking meds instead of changing your lifestyle. PLUS, they are a menace to the rest of us.
03-01-24, 08:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,510
Posted By Classtime

Up and over the bars down the left side of the...

Up and over the bars down the left side of the stem. The left front cable goes up and over the bars down the right side. Both cables go down behind the bars. (Also slide the brake lever up the bars...
03-01-24, 08:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,810
Posted By Classtime

Nice one. I was also inspired to find a Paramount...

Nice one. I was also inspired to find a Paramount after watching that interview. I haven’t acted on it yet🤔
Forum: Commuting
03-01-24, 10:35 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,916
Posted By Classtime

Gravel King Slicks are nice. WRT backpacks vs....

Gravel King Slicks are nice.
WRT backpacks vs. bags on the bike: When I'm on the bike and riding, having everything in a big saddle bag ,or split between a saddle bag and a rando bag, or in...
03-01-24, 10:21 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 109,618
Posted By Classtime

Come on down. I'm about an hour south of Pasadena.

Come on down. I'm about an hour south of Pasadena.
03-01-24, 07:06 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 109,618
Posted By Classtime

The weather lady changed her mind. ...

The weather lady changed her mind.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_0207_214fdf4347e914588c8e1fb044fd0c04b91c700d.png
03-01-24, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3,245
Views: 415,879
Posted By Classtime

^The Horror!

^The Horror!
02-29-24, 09:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,510
Posted By Classtime

Those Tempos are a fast and fun bike and in my...

Those Tempos are a fast and fun bike and in my opinion Schwinn put many nice touches on the frameset. Do we get pics of the whole bike?
Forum: Commuting
02-28-24, 11:12 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,916
Posted By Classtime

Very good looking bike with ALL the bells and...

Very good looking bike with ALL the bells and whistles :thumb: I'm curious if you will soon find the 34/11a little too low for road riding between climbs.
Forum: Commuting
02-24-24, 12:13 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,916
Posted By Classtime

That bike has all the modern tech. Watch some...

That bike has all the modern tech. Watch some videos to learn how to tune it up.
02-22-24, 03:44 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 109,618
Posted By Classtime

I’ll be there early for a few Rose Bowl laps that...

I’ll be there early for a few Rose Bowl laps that include a good little climb.

Velo Retro Ride Warm Up Loops (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45661718)
02-22-24, 12:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,288
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.
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