I always open your posts because I so enjoy your sig. Really
I got it as a whole bike off ebay about 9 years ago (see below). I've made quite a few changes...some non CV like but all in the name of making it more road worthy...it's a great riding bike and gets quite a few miles.
Just a quick 10 miles on the Bridgestone before breakfast and hitting the desk. (Not to The Pier as pictured....it is closed and slated for demolition :-(....) Weird quirkiness on my Bridgestone, I had thought I had a problem with the front bearing, took it apart twice, cleaned and reassembled...still getting a Shrick..shrick..shrick noise out of it...but not constant....finally figured out, it is the oversized 700/28s. It is JUST clearing the bottom of the steering tube, and if I pick up any sand or water from the street, the steering tube catches it...and the sound amplifies UP the tube right in my face! I didn't have this problem till I got a new pump and actually started putting 110 psi into them....
I can't help but wonder. If only half the people who could have ridden a bike yesterday insted of driving had actually done so, perhaps we wouldn't have an air quality alert today.
Real cyclists use toe clips.
I think I DID post that in the PINK thread a ways back. I have changed out the saddle since this pic was taken...the RED was clashing with the pink. Found an all black that has a bit longer rails which makes a better fit for me too...I kept finding myself pushing back too far on this one.
It's a 56 (55TT) and even with that long stem, a little tight. But better with the new saddle. The old Italian I am rebuilding is a square 58x58. I have a LONG torso (or short legs), which makes bikes with shorter top tubes feel really tight for me.
Almost into a golf ball,
Cycling down descent past gold club at 40mph (according to Strava) when a white gold ball passes in front of me by about 2 foot, turned around and could see it bouncing in the road, scary. I assume it was completely coincidental and in no way malicious.
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I think I live close to Rubberlegs as I think I've met him and his son at a swap meet once. Seems there is a lot of C&V folks in our area. Maybe a meet up is in order one day.
I think there are close to a dozen of us BF'ers in the immediate Bay Area, would be fun to do a Saturday ride sometime!
I'm game. Let's do it this Saturday.
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I have a BSA Eagle Ceremony THIS Saturday, but that is afternoon...if we squeezed on in first thing (when it is a hair COOLER!) AM would work for me, We are cluttering this thread, should we move to MEET UPS thread area? (except no one goes there! ) ;-)
I work on Saturdays, but am free Sundays and Mondays. Not this Sunday though...TDF! And yes we are cluttering the thread lol. PM me if yall make something happen, I'll do my best to be there.
After some time off for a lengthy vacation I'm back on the bike this week. Took the hybrid up in the hills this afternoon. Was probably a mistake as the logging trucks have really torn up the road and in some places have it down to rough bedrock. That made for an excruciating ride down the hills on the hands and arms. Ended up knocking the rear wheel out of true and still have the derailleur squeal - but I thoroughly enjoyed the quiet and nature.
1984 Gitane Sprint; 1984 Gitane Tour de France;1982 Trek 610; 1980's Univega Supra Sport; 1975 Teledyne Titan;1984 Peugeot PSV10N; 1968 Peugeot PL8; ;1982 Nishiki Marina 12; 1977 Peugeot PX-10; 1987 Trek 800 Antelope (touring/commuting set up); 1981 Trek 510; 1993 or 1994 Scott Comp Racing mtb; 1996 Klein Pulse II mtb; 1980's Peugeot Limestone hybrid;
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I live in central CA...at the base of some foothills below the Sequoia National Forrest. There are some great hills and country roads. Today I took a new 27 mile route...gonna find a new one tomorrow.
"They ain't following me, I'm just in front." - Rubber Duck
lol <---- does that look like someone drowning to anyone else?
I'm busy this weekend, too, but would totally be down for a Bay Area C&V ride.
Back on topic, got a little shard of glass in my tire at the end of my usual 10-mile route. I was carrying the bike inside and heard air leaking--perfect timing for a flat, if there is such a thing. Must've picked it up in the bike lane right near my house.
So who makes the best tire savers?
I like bicycles. I also like bicycling.