Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-01-12, 06:52 PM   #2176
pastorbobnlnh 
Freewheel Medic
 
pastorbobnlnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ascending or Descending the NH Mountains NW of Concord!
Bikes: Snazzy* Schwinns, Classy Cannondales, & a Lonely '83 Santana Tandem (* Ed.)
Posts: 10,262
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Just to keep the New England ride theme moving along: On Thursday I rode 93 miles from Brattleboro, VT to Burlington, MA. I did it with my coworker and her husband who were completing their cross-country ride on their tandem. They were with a group called Cross Roads USA.



During the ride I completed 1000 miles YTD (which was about 2 & 1/2 months sooner than last year).



Then on Saturday I took the family to Plum Island, MA for the beach and I went for a 38 mile ride. Here is the light house at the Merrimack River inlet.



I passed the salt pans in the Parker River Bird Refuge. Those white dots in the water are swans. There were 16.

__________________
Bob
Dreaming about riding in NH's summertime!

Visit my websites:
FreeWheelSpa.com orpastorbobnlnh.com
pastorbobnlnh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-12, 06:53 PM   #2177
photogravity 
Hopelessly addicted...
 
photogravity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Central Maryland
Bikes: 1949 Hercules Kestrel, 1950 Norman Rapide, 1970 Schwinn Collegiate, 1972 Peugeot UE-8, 1976 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Jack Taylor Tandem, 1984 Davidson Tandem, 2010 Bilenky "BQ" 650B Constructeur Tandem, 2011 Linus Mixte
Posts: 5,008
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by JJScaliger View Post
54 miles on a hot and humid day, high 80s.
You always have nice pictures of your rides, for sure. How is that you seem to find all these quaint, out of the way places to go on your rides?
__________________
--
Ridding the world of derailleurs, one bicycle at a time.

46 Hercules Roadster, 49 Hercules Kestrel, 50 Norman Rapide, 51 Hercules Lion, 52 Hercules Windsor, 56 Hercules Royal Prince, 61 Fiorelli Tandem, 67 Carlton Super Race (IGH), 70 Schwinn Collegiate (IGH), 71 Hercules, 71 STF Hercules, 72 Peugeot PX-8 (IGH), 76 Raleigh Sports, 77 STF Raleigh Sports, 77 Jack Taylor Tandem, Early-80's Mike Appel SC, 84 Davidson Tandem, Late-80's Alpine, 10 Bilenky "BQ" Signature Tandem
photogravity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-12, 07:31 PM   #2178
photogravity 
Hopelessly addicted...
 
photogravity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Central Maryland
Bikes: 1949 Hercules Kestrel, 1950 Norman Rapide, 1970 Schwinn Collegiate, 1972 Peugeot UE-8, 1976 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Jack Taylor Tandem, 1984 Davidson Tandem, 2010 Bilenky "BQ" 650B Constructeur Tandem, 2011 Linus Mixte
Posts: 5,008
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
Just to keep the New England ride theme moving along: On Thursday I rode 93 miles from Brattleboro, VT to Burlington, MA. I did it with my coworker and her husband who were completing their cross-country ride on their tandem. They were with a group called Cross Roads USA.
Hey PB, it looks like you had a great time on your ride. To make the 1000 mile mark this early in the year is quite an accomplishment. I'm right around 700 miles for the year according to my GPS tracks so you're a good ways ahead of me. Nice work!
__________________
--
Ridding the world of derailleurs, one bicycle at a time.

46 Hercules Roadster, 49 Hercules Kestrel, 50 Norman Rapide, 51 Hercules Lion, 52 Hercules Windsor, 56 Hercules Royal Prince, 61 Fiorelli Tandem, 67 Carlton Super Race (IGH), 70 Schwinn Collegiate (IGH), 71 Hercules, 71 STF Hercules, 72 Peugeot PX-8 (IGH), 76 Raleigh Sports, 77 STF Raleigh Sports, 77 Jack Taylor Tandem, Early-80's Mike Appel SC, 84 Davidson Tandem, Late-80's Alpine, 10 Bilenky "BQ" Signature Tandem
photogravity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-12, 07:52 PM   #2179
southpawboston 
Senior Member
 
southpawboston's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Somerville, MA and Catskill Mtns
Bikes:
Posts: 4,008
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by photogravity View Post
Looks like that was a lot of fun. Did anyone have any mechanical issues or flats along the way? How many were along on the ride?
Three issues: First issue, at mile 3, still in the city, one rider had a fender rubbing issue that got resolved pretty quickly. Second issue, just before arriving in Portsmouth, NH, a rider on a Ted Wojcik frame lost her front derailleur when the braze-on cracked off. She had to use a chain tool to remove the cage from the chain, then stay in one chainring for the rest of the ride-- she ended up doing the full 200k. Last issue, my headlight wouldn't maintain its aim and kept tilting downward slowly over time, requiring me to lean forward and tilt it back up every 10 miles or so. I had made a homemade bracket for it out of a Weinmann brake arm, but ran out of star washers when I bolted it to the rack. Even torquing the bolt really tightly didn't prevent the bracket from rotating down over time. Star washers are essential!

No flats, at least none that I was aware of. We ended up splitting up into two groups in Portsmouth, NH. The faster group of four trudged on to Portland for a true 200k, while the slower group of three that I was in ended at Wells, at 160k. Both groups then took the Downeaster back to Boston. The Wells group caught the first morning train back to Boston, which was nice because I got home just in time for breakfast with my family. The Portland group didn't get back until mid-afternoon.
__________________
Velo Lumino - Lighting components and integration solutions for fine hand-built and classically inspired bicycles

Riding the Catskills blog

Flickr

1971 Mercian Olympic | 1972 Jeunet 630 | 1982 Jack Taylor Tour of Britain | 1984 Shogun 1500 650B | 2013 Rawland Stag | 2014 Jeff Lyon L'Avecaise | 2015 Bike Friday Haul-a-Day

Last edited by southpawboston; 07-01-12 at 07:57 PM.
southpawboston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-12, 07:55 PM   #2180
southpawboston 
Senior Member
 
southpawboston's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Somerville, MA and Catskill Mtns
Bikes:
Posts: 4,008
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
Just to keep the New England ride theme moving along: On Thursday I rode 93 miles from Brattleboro, VT to Burlington, MA. I did it with my coworker and her husband who were completing their cross-country ride on their tandem. They were with a group called Cross Roads USA.
During the ride I completed 1000 miles YTD (which was about 2 & 1/2 months sooner than last year).

Then on Saturday I took the family to Plum Island, MA for the beach and I went for a 38 mile ride. Here is the light house at the Merrimack River inlet.
Bob, wow, congrats! That's far more than my YTD total, which is probably closer to half that!

New England is indeed great this time of year, isn't it?
__________________
Velo Lumino - Lighting components and integration solutions for fine hand-built and classically inspired bicycles

Riding the Catskills blog

Flickr

1971 Mercian Olympic | 1972 Jeunet 630 | 1982 Jack Taylor Tour of Britain | 1984 Shogun 1500 650B | 2013 Rawland Stag | 2014 Jeff Lyon L'Avecaise | 2015 Bike Friday Haul-a-Day
southpawboston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-12, 07:55 PM   #2181
photogravity 
Hopelessly addicted...
 
photogravity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Central Maryland
Bikes: 1949 Hercules Kestrel, 1950 Norman Rapide, 1970 Schwinn Collegiate, 1972 Peugeot UE-8, 1976 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Jack Taylor Tandem, 1984 Davidson Tandem, 2010 Bilenky "BQ" 650B Constructeur Tandem, 2011 Linus Mixte
Posts: 5,008
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The Reno Monument Run

Today I got up early, rode to McDonalds for a quick bite to eat and headed north for a ride that would cover 32.2 miles with 2064 feet of climbing over the course of the ride. I rode from southern Frederick County MD over South Mountain and into Washington County MD . Because I've only got 3 gears and not a lot of range, I pushed the bike three or four times when the grades were simply too steep to climb with a 42 gear inch setup. All in all, I was very pleased with the performance of the bicycle and enjoyed the descent down South Mountain, where I hit just under 40 mph. If I didn't need to hit the brakes for a pedestrian in the road, I probably would have managed an even faster top speed on the descent.


Hercules Kestrel - Reno Monument Run - 1 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr


Hercules Kestrel - Reno Monument Run - 2 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr


Hercules Kestrel - Reno Monument Run - 3 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr


Hercules Kestrel - Reno Monument Run - 4 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr


Hercules Kestrel - Reno Monument Run - 5 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr


Hercules Kestrel - Reno Monument Run - 6 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr


Hercules Kestrel - Reno Monument Run - 7 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr


Hercules Kestrel - Reno Monument Run - 8 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr


Hercules Kestrel - Reno Monument Run - 9 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr


Hercules Kestrel - Reno Monument Run - 10 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr
__________________
--
Ridding the world of derailleurs, one bicycle at a time.

46 Hercules Roadster, 49 Hercules Kestrel, 50 Norman Rapide, 51 Hercules Lion, 52 Hercules Windsor, 56 Hercules Royal Prince, 61 Fiorelli Tandem, 67 Carlton Super Race (IGH), 70 Schwinn Collegiate (IGH), 71 Hercules, 71 STF Hercules, 72 Peugeot PX-8 (IGH), 76 Raleigh Sports, 77 STF Raleigh Sports, 77 Jack Taylor Tandem, Early-80's Mike Appel SC, 84 Davidson Tandem, Late-80's Alpine, 10 Bilenky "BQ" Signature Tandem
photogravity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-12, 08:28 PM   #2182
southpawboston 
Senior Member
 
southpawboston's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Somerville, MA and Catskill Mtns
Bikes:
Posts: 4,008
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
PG, those are some great photos! Sounds like the Kestrel has been a joy to ride. I didn't realize MD was that hilly.
__________________
Velo Lumino - Lighting components and integration solutions for fine hand-built and classically inspired bicycles

Riding the Catskills blog

Flickr

1971 Mercian Olympic | 1972 Jeunet 630 | 1982 Jack Taylor Tour of Britain | 1984 Shogun 1500 650B | 2013 Rawland Stag | 2014 Jeff Lyon L'Avecaise | 2015 Bike Friday Haul-a-Day
southpawboston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-12, 12:34 AM   #2183
jbchybridrider 
Senior Member
 
jbchybridrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: adelaide, australia
Bikes:
Posts: 2,370
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by photogravity View Post
Today I got up early, rode to McDonalds for a quick bite to eat and headed north for a ride that would cover 32.2 miles with 2064 feet of climbing over the course of the ride. I rode from southern Frederick County MD over South Mountain and into Washington County MD . Because I've only got 3 gears and not a lot of range, I pushed the bike three or four times when the grades were simply too steep to climb with a 42 gear inch setup. All in all, I was very pleased with the performance of the bicycle and enjoyed the descent down South Mountain, where I hit just under 40 mph. If I didn't need to hit the brakes for a pedestrian in the road, I probably would have managed an even faster top speed on the descent.



Hercules Kestrel - Reno Monument Run - 10 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr
Beautiful country roads PG. So do you wear gloves without bar tape because with the heat everyone's talking about I would think it would be very hot to touch them, or are you lucky to have a cooler climate than most.
__________________
2010 Custom Carbon JBC, 1990 Ricardo Pinnacle, 1988 Ricardo Elite, 1983 Ricardo Varsity, 1990 Peugeot Hurricane, 1977 Dawes Galaxy GT, 2007 Pinarello F3-13, Custom aussie made 1980 Columbus SL racer, 1975 Calton Rapide, 1995 Olympia Fusari, 1993 Basso Viper.
jbchybridrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-12, 04:16 AM   #2184
photogravity 
Hopelessly addicted...
 
photogravity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Central Maryland
Bikes: 1949 Hercules Kestrel, 1950 Norman Rapide, 1970 Schwinn Collegiate, 1972 Peugeot UE-8, 1976 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Jack Taylor Tandem, 1984 Davidson Tandem, 2010 Bilenky "BQ" 650B Constructeur Tandem, 2011 Linus Mixte
Posts: 5,008
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by southpawboston View Post
PG, those are some great photos! Sounds like the Kestrel has been a joy to ride. I didn't realize MD was that hilly.
Once you get away from the bay and head west into Carroll County and beyond, the terrain gets quite hilly. Actually, the Appalachian Trail passes within three miles of my house. Yesterday was the first time I rode a bicycle over a mountain pass.
__________________
--
Ridding the world of derailleurs, one bicycle at a time.

46 Hercules Roadster, 49 Hercules Kestrel, 50 Norman Rapide, 51 Hercules Lion, 52 Hercules Windsor, 56 Hercules Royal Prince, 61 Fiorelli Tandem, 67 Carlton Super Race (IGH), 70 Schwinn Collegiate (IGH), 71 Hercules, 71 STF Hercules, 72 Peugeot PX-8 (IGH), 76 Raleigh Sports, 77 STF Raleigh Sports, 77 Jack Taylor Tandem, Early-80's Mike Appel SC, 84 Davidson Tandem, Late-80's Alpine, 10 Bilenky "BQ" Signature Tandem
photogravity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-12, 04:20 AM   #2185
photogravity 
Hopelessly addicted...
 
photogravity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Central Maryland
Bikes: 1949 Hercules Kestrel, 1950 Norman Rapide, 1970 Schwinn Collegiate, 1972 Peugeot UE-8, 1976 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Jack Taylor Tandem, 1984 Davidson Tandem, 2010 Bilenky "BQ" 650B Constructeur Tandem, 2011 Linus Mixte
Posts: 5,008
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
Beautiful country roads PG. So do you wear gloves without bar tape because with the heat everyone's talking about I would think it would be very hot to touch them, or are you lucky to have a cooler climate than most.
Thanks jbchybridrider. I definitely was wearing gloves. My hands were sweaty from the heat and I would not have been able to keep a grip on the bar otherwise. I plan to get the bar wrapped in the near future.
__________________
--
Ridding the world of derailleurs, one bicycle at a time.

46 Hercules Roadster, 49 Hercules Kestrel, 50 Norman Rapide, 51 Hercules Lion, 52 Hercules Windsor, 56 Hercules Royal Prince, 61 Fiorelli Tandem, 67 Carlton Super Race (IGH), 70 Schwinn Collegiate (IGH), 71 Hercules, 71 STF Hercules, 72 Peugeot PX-8 (IGH), 76 Raleigh Sports, 77 STF Raleigh Sports, 77 Jack Taylor Tandem, Early-80's Mike Appel SC, 84 Davidson Tandem, Late-80's Alpine, 10 Bilenky "BQ" Signature Tandem
photogravity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-12, 05:07 AM   #2186
pastorbobnlnh 
Freewheel Medic
 
pastorbobnlnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ascending or Descending the NH Mountains NW of Concord!
Bikes: Snazzy* Schwinns, Classy Cannondales, & a Lonely '83 Santana Tandem (* Ed.)
Posts: 10,262
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Great photos everyone!

Anton, your ride had to be the best adventure of all. Well done!

Where I grew up north east of Baltimore, it is quite hilly. Should have seen me as a 12 year old ride my Sears SS cruiser all over the place. Didn't get a Sears 10 speed until I was 16.

Dallas, your photos bring back those teen memories of hiking as a Scout in western MD. I did the section of the AT through MD when I was about 13 or 14.
__________________
Bob
Dreaming about riding in NH's summertime!

Visit my websites:
FreeWheelSpa.com orpastorbobnlnh.com
pastorbobnlnh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-12, 06:43 PM   #2187
jimmuller 
What??? Only 2 wheels?
 
jimmuller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston-ish, MA
Bikes: '73 Raleigh Carlton Gran Sport, '72 Peugeot UO-8, '82 Peugeot TH8, '87 Bianchi Brava, '76? Masi Grand Criterium, '87 Centurion Ironman Expert, '74 Motobecane Champion Team, '86 Gazelle champion mondial, '81? Grandis, and lots of uncertainty on some
Posts: 10,516
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 71 Post(s)
Took the Bianchi for the tri-modal commute today. The morning run was really nice, warm but not too hot or humid.

The afternoon run was a bit more dramatic. About the time I would normally be leaving the sky turned quite dark and the weather radar showed a heavy t-storm coming across the area I'd have to ride. Hmmm...my co-workers kept point to the sky out the windows and I kept staring at the radar map, tracking the cell's direction and timing its departure. Maybe, I says to myself, maybe I should catch the next train, and in the meantime try to crack that final problem from today's work. Then the sky opened up, gave us 1/4" standing water in the parking lot. So I kept working and watching.

In an instant the work pieces fell into place, and the sun came out. Ah! I sent the work off to the guy who will test it, grabbed the bike, and headed off into the wetness. By then I'd burned off all of the 20min cushion I usually give myself for that ride, so I dropped the hammer until it became apparent I'd get to the station on time. Rode through light rain for a few miles, through misty ghosts rising from the sun beating on the wet pavement. The bike and I got wet and grungy from the road spray, but we made it.

Life is good.
__________________
Real cyclists use toe clips.
With great bikes comes great responsibility.
jimmuller
jimmuller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-12, 07:20 PM   #2188
OldsCOOL
Senior Member
 
OldsCOOL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: northern michigan
Bikes: '77 Colnago Super, '76 Fuji The Finest, '88 Cannondale Criterium, '86 Trek 760
Posts: 11,206
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 76 Post(s)
Rode the Trek 460 on a brisk 16mi ride to help rebound from minor heat exhaustion on a fast 30 Saturday. So crappy as I felt it was a less than stellar warm-up. Then it was off to the races. Finished the 16.0mi ride in 56:00 at a 16.3 avg speed. There was one short interval of 29.1mph.

Temps at 91deg, humidity at 45%. Drank the 24oz water bottle dry. Air conditioning never felt so good.

I dont know about you guys but I love riding these old babes real hard.
OldsCOOL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-12, 11:30 AM   #2189
JJScaliger
Senior Member
 
JJScaliger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: RI
Bikes:
Posts: 648
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
4th of July ride

I waited patiently for the rain to stop this morning and then took the de rosa out for shake down ride of 30 miles. Temp not too hot at about 80 but very humid. First real ride with the tubulars and sure enough got a flat. It wasn't completely unexpected, the rear tire (a vittoria rally)was worn down to the casing in two small spots. I was very careful about glass, no dirt roads, but I still got a slow leak. I was able to pump up the tire twice and ride it home ok for the last 7 miles. I have a new Vittoria Rally to install but now I need to get another for a spare. I wasn't super impressed with the rally. It rode like a $30 tire. Feels ok but not great. I think I'll upgrade to a Conti sprinter for my next tire and keep the rally for the spare. De Rosa rode great. I missed it. It fits me much better than the Cinelli. Here are a couple of pics from a loop I ride when pressed for time. Riding with friction dt shifters not a problem, kind of fun.





Great pics everyone. They make me want to travel to Maryland and Pacific NW.

Last edited by JJScaliger; 07-04-12 at 11:46 AM.
JJScaliger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-12, 08:39 PM   #2190
jimmuller 
What??? Only 2 wheels?
 
jimmuller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston-ish, MA
Bikes: '73 Raleigh Carlton Gran Sport, '72 Peugeot UO-8, '82 Peugeot TH8, '87 Bianchi Brava, '76? Masi Grand Criterium, '87 Centurion Ironman Expert, '74 Motobecane Champion Team, '86 Gazelle champion mondial, '81? Grandis, and lots of uncertainty on some
Posts: 10,516
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 71 Post(s)
Our band played at the Concord, MA festivities today so we couldn't ride during the day. And our neighbors had asked if we wanted to see the fireworks in the next town over, and we'd said sure. Normally we'd walk the 1.9 miles over to the park. Except they'd walked a great deal during their visit to the USS Constitution, so Deb had this brilliant idea of riding bikes instead of walking. Ah, yeah, okay, we have lights on the tandem...

Our neighbors Deb and Larry. Larry's bike is an upgraded and urbanized Super Course. (His "good" bike is a lugged-steel Serotta.) The tandem couple is Sharon and myself, of course.



It was fun.
__________________
Real cyclists use toe clips.
With great bikes comes great responsibility.
jimmuller
jimmuller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-12, 08:48 PM   #2191
ColonelJLloyd 
Senior Member
 
ColonelJLloyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Louisville
Bikes:
Posts: 8,291
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 38 Post(s)
You're putting some miles on that tandem. Right on, Jim!

It was over a hundred here today. You're wearing long sleeves!
__________________
Bikes on Flickr
I prefer email to private messages. You can contact me at justinhughes@me.com
ColonelJLloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-12, 09:09 PM   #2192
jimmuller 
What??? Only 2 wheels?
 
jimmuller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston-ish, MA
Bikes: '73 Raleigh Carlton Gran Sport, '72 Peugeot UO-8, '82 Peugeot TH8, '87 Bianchi Brava, '76? Masi Grand Criterium, '87 Centurion Ironman Expert, '74 Motobecane Champion Team, '86 Gazelle champion mondial, '81? Grandis, and lots of uncertainty on some
Posts: 10,516
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 71 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
It was over a hundred here today.
Ouch!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
You're wearing long sleeves!
Yes, well, you see, those jerseys are high-SPF. During the day they are more comfortable than sun screen, and during the night they are more comfortable than bug screen!
__________________
Real cyclists use toe clips.
With great bikes comes great responsibility.
jimmuller
jimmuller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-12, 10:35 PM   #2193
Sixty Fiver
Bicycle Repair Man !!!
 
Sixty Fiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: YEG
Bikes: See my sig...
Posts: 27,264
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Did not ride anywhere fantastic today unless one considers our bike co-op top be fantastic (I do)... did find a really nice track crank with a 50 tooth Gipiemme ring in 144bcd to fit my new folder which was just what I was looking for to up the gearing.

Not classic or vintage unless you count the short cage Deore XT I installed last night... but a lot of fun to ride.

Sixty Fiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-12, 11:04 PM   #2194
northbend 
Senior Member
 
northbend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: North Bend, Washington State
Bikes: 1937 Hobbs; 1977 Bruce Gordon; Merckx MX Leader (Campy 10); Schwinn Paramount (Fixed gear); Fat City Yo Eddy (MTB), Alex Singer (allrounder)
Posts: 1,590
Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
10 of us met in Black Diamond this morning for an MTB ride to remember a friend who died suddenly from a heart attack 2 years ago on July 4 on these very same trails. We stopped at the spot where our group had posted a memorial for him high in one of the trees. We cracked open a Dead Guy Ale and passed it around toasting in his honor. The sun was out, the trails were fun, we enjoyed each other and remembered our friend in a way we knew he would have wanted us to.
northbend is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-12, 12:31 AM   #2195
Drillium Dude 
Senior Member
 
Drillium Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sultan, WA
Bikes: 73 Colnago Super, 78 Medici, 79 Dennis Sparrow, 80 Alpina, 81 Bill Davidson custom, 83 Colnago Mexico, 85 Somec Super Corsa, 85 Spinella (Olympia), 02 Bill Davidson custom
Posts: 6,946
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
First night ride in, like, forever - to watch the fireworks show on the waterfront.

Moon and waves sculpture on Pioneer Way:



Part of the grand finale:



DD
__________________
My Flickr pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30331021@N08/

Drillium Dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-12, 12:37 AM   #2196
Sixty Fiver
Bicycle Repair Man !!!
 
Sixty Fiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: YEG
Bikes: See my sig...
Posts: 27,264
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
First night ride in, like, forever - to watch the fireworks show on the waterfront.
I was thinking of you as I was riding down to the shop... had fitted a new (temp) crank to my folder and it had a 42 tooth, 144 bcd drillium ring of unknown origin on it which was too small.

Sixty Fiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-12, 12:53 AM   #2197
Drillium Dude 
Senior Member
 
Drillium Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sultan, WA
Bikes: 73 Colnago Super, 78 Medici, 79 Dennis Sparrow, 80 Alpina, 81 Bill Davidson custom, 83 Colnago Mexico, 85 Somec Super Corsa, 85 Spinella (Olympia), 02 Bill Davidson custom
Posts: 6,946
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
^ Looks great! In this case, style-points didn't carry the day against utility, I gather?

I'm seeing a lot of folders recently - particularly your recent repaint - that are making me think of adding one to the stable

DD
__________________
My Flickr pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30331021@N08/

Drillium Dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-12, 01:12 AM   #2198
Sixty Fiver
Bicycle Repair Man !!!
 
Sixty Fiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: YEG
Bikes: See my sig...
Posts: 27,264
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
^ Looks great! In this case, style-points didn't carry the day against utility, I gather?

I'm seeing a lot of folders recently - particularly your recent repaint - that are making me think of adding one to the stable

DD
Even with the 50 tooth chain ring and crank I installed, going fast is a bit of a spin fest on a tyre that is not quite 20 inches in diameter but the mission of the bike is not to win races but get from A to B comfortably and efficiently and to ensure I always have a bike with me... it was purchased because it fits in my car so very well while still offering a very nice ride.

Car is at the shop getting a pre-trip check over and will ride there to pick it up and be able to stash the bike back in the trunk.

We are seeing more and more folders here as well... technology has improved a great deal, especially in regard to tyres so one can get much better performance from them than was previously possible.

Between my wife, daughters, and myself we have 5 folding bicycles.
Sixty Fiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-12, 05:02 PM   #2199
JJScaliger
Senior Member
 
JJScaliger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: RI
Bikes:
Posts: 648
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Attempted a metric century today on the Cinelli, but came up a little short at 60.53 miles. My odometer crapped out on me and I had to guess. Figured out the mileage on mapmyride after I came home. Did a brief excursion into Connecticut, rode some new roads, enjoyed some very nice weather; a good day. I'll get that metric century for July later!

dirt road in CT



out in the middle of the woods was this rock




corn in CT

JJScaliger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-12, 05:24 PM   #2200
photogravity 
Hopelessly addicted...
 
photogravity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Central Maryland
Bikes: 1949 Hercules Kestrel, 1950 Norman Rapide, 1970 Schwinn Collegiate, 1972 Peugeot UE-8, 1976 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Jack Taylor Tandem, 1984 Davidson Tandem, 2010 Bilenky "BQ" 650B Constructeur Tandem, 2011 Linus Mixte
Posts: 5,008
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
Our band played at the Concord, MA festivities today so we couldn't ride during the day. And our neighbors had asked if we wanted to see the fireworks in the next town over, and we'd said sure. Normally we'd walk the 1.9 miles over to the park. Except they'd walked a great deal during their visit to the USS Constitution, so Deb had this brilliant idea of riding bikes instead of walking. Ah, yeah, okay, we have lights on the tandem...

Our neighbors Deb and Larry. Larry's bike is an upgraded and urbanized Super Course. (His "good" bike is a lugged-steel Serotta.) The tandem couple is Sharon and myself, of course.

It was fun.
Another tandem ride. Cool stuff! How many miles have you put on that bike this year?
__________________
--
Ridding the world of derailleurs, one bicycle at a time.

46 Hercules Roadster, 49 Hercules Kestrel, 50 Norman Rapide, 51 Hercules Lion, 52 Hercules Windsor, 56 Hercules Royal Prince, 61 Fiorelli Tandem, 67 Carlton Super Race (IGH), 70 Schwinn Collegiate (IGH), 71 Hercules, 71 STF Hercules, 72 Peugeot PX-8 (IGH), 76 Raleigh Sports, 77 STF Raleigh Sports, 77 Jack Taylor Tandem, Early-80's Mike Appel SC, 84 Davidson Tandem, Late-80's Alpine, 10 Bilenky "BQ" Signature Tandem
photogravity is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:29 PM.