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Old 10-23-13, 04:54 PM   #1176
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That's awesome your still using the cages Jim! I have only one set left that I'm saving for that perfect project.
Actually, it shifts reasonably well, but not as accurately as a good Suntour. There seems to be a particular upshift or two which overshift and need to be tweaked. On my last ride when the powerlink broke I had to shorten the chain by two links. That lowered the jockey pulley and the shifting seemed worse. I have since put those links back in but haven't had a chance to re-test it.

Anyway, how else could I run a Nuovo Record RD with a 34T freewheel!
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Old 10-24-13, 11:43 PM   #1177
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I'm kinda new around here but have already made a few friends so I will post a few pics.
Quick Bio...45, married 23yrs, 3 kids, 3 cats and I really don't know how many bikes. Worked for Europa Cycles(Waterloo IA) and Sunshine Cycles(Hudson, IA) through college also raced USCF for both shops. Clawed, scratched and lied my way up through middle management of a fortune 500 company and at age 40...QUIT! Walked away head high. Enrolled in truck driving school and have been driving a semi for the last 5 years. I'm a very happy person and quite a joker. Ok now on to what this thread is about ...

This pic is of my daughter and her Specialized, her BF on his BMC and me on my Allez.


This pic is me with my Pinarello and the Allez (in the van).


Me on my SS Gary Fisher hoo koo e koo


Last pic is my 1992 MK2 Jetta and my Trek ST 120. A lot of people know me by my cars, I am the founder of Clear Water Dubs a local VW Club. Side Note..I got "Top 25" at this show.
1. Lives in Wisconsin
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I bet I'll see you on the road, somewhere!
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Old 10-25-13, 06:03 AM   #1178
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I need to update my "Selfie"...Don't have that old LeTour any longer....the skinny one is my 15 yr old.
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Old 10-25-13, 06:36 AM   #1179
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4. VW Fan (I'm looking for a MK1 Caddy or Rabbit Diesel)

I bet I'll see you on the road, somewhere!
Funny that - I had more A1 platform VWs than I could count on one hand. Autocrossed a few Scirocco's for awhile - each with the 1.8L 16V engine (hence my username), also Quaife, Megasquirt, etc. Will edit this soon to include a pic of me and my bikes.
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Old 10-25-13, 07:47 AM   #1180
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Funny that - I had more A1 platform VWs than I could count on one hand. Autocrossed a few Scirocco's for awhile - each with the 1.8L 16V engine (hence my username), also Quaife, Megasquirt, etc. Will edit this soon to include a pic of me and my bikes.
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ohhh nice!
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Old 10-25-13, 08:08 AM   #1181
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My first car was a flat-4 VW 1.8 (Fuel Infected) 75 Camper....it was a love hate relationship!
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Old 10-29-13, 11:16 PM   #1182
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Ahh, the Headless Horseman, appropriate for Halloween

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Old 10-30-13, 12:31 PM   #1185
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Nice kids, frogbutter and rubberlegs. I love it when our kids get into it. My 24 year old suddenly became a serious cyclist, but she's on the left coast, so we can't ride together.
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Old 11-01-13, 07:12 AM   #1186
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Old 11-01-13, 11:16 AM   #1187
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Holy S**T Northbend. Great picture. Are those maple leaves? Or the rare and elusive Panama Red leaves?
Wonderful shot.
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Old 11-01-13, 01:51 PM   #1188
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Northbend, another great composition! I think you should consider publishing a photo book of Rides with Northbend. You have a great eye.
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Are those maple leaves? Or the rare and elusive Panama Red leaves?
Wonderful shot.
My best impression of comic book hero, Harold Hedd, Root! Thanks also WNG for the compliment. I'm just a snapshooter but it is fun
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Old 11-02-13, 02:23 AM   #1190
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This is my bicycle, daily driver/rider, and best friend. To me it looks like a 70's era Ten Speed. I removed the front derailleur and tuned the rear for the middle three cogs on the freewheel, turning it into a nifty Three Speed. I also removed the rear brake, and chopped the handlebars short and flipped 'em upside down to give them the bullhorn look.

I've put about 1500 miles on it this year. I've done quite a bit of research trying to find out what exact brand or year it is, so I made this short video going through parts it came with when I got it (in hopes that someone here might be able to recognize it). The only parts I've changed are the Seat, Handlebar tape, and the wheels/tires/tubes. Also, painted it (poorly)

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Old 11-02-13, 09:32 AM   #1191
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Sorry no bike pics in this one! Just the family and me on some adventures, the first couple pics are hiking on the Oregon Coast, where I grew up and my parents still live. The last pic. is on top Pikes Peak.
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Old 11-02-13, 11:10 AM   #1192
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How do those wood rims ride?
BTW, cool bike!
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Old 11-03-13, 11:18 PM   #1193
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Old 11-04-13, 08:08 PM   #1194
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Flexy. The calipers need to be run wide to avoid rub. Especially when grinding up a hill.
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Old 11-05-13, 05:01 AM   #1195
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NB, always enjoying your pics! I got the feeling you're a master of the self-timer. Do you always bring a mini tripod, or one of those octopus-like tripods?
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Is it rude of me not to post my own pic while checking out everyone else's?
I'm on there somewhere, next to other bf members.
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Do you always bring a mini tripod, or one of those octopus-like tripods?
Nope; just use whatever is lying around. Set the camera on the ground, a rock, my helmet or in the case of the Panama Red photo, zip tied to a tree branch.

I like the photo you posted. Was that from L'Eroica? Who are the other BF'rs in the photo? Just curious.

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Sweet fambly, turky lurky!
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Nope; just use whatever is lying around. Set the camera on the ground, a rock, my helmet or in the case of the Panama Red photo, zip tied to a tree branch.

I like the photo you posted. Was that from L'Eroica? Who are the other BF'rs in the photo? Just curious.

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Your creativity inspires me to get a proper camera instead of that camera-phone with no self-timer whatsoever.

That pic was at the Retro Tour of Flanders, the best day on two wheels I ever experienced. I'm the tired bloke on the right, next to Elev12k, ReynoldsSteel and Woutervanwijk (from r-l), all equal bf-ers. Though some are more equal than others
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Your creativity inspires me to get a proper camera instead of that camera-phone with no self-timer whatsoever.

That pic was at the Retro Tour of Flanders, the best day on two wheels I ever experienced. I'm the tired bloke on the right, next to Elev12k, ReynoldsSteel and Woutervanwijk (from r-l), all equal bf-ers. Though some are more equal than others
Missing: Italuminium. I had my bike tuned and polished, had a group of friends and a car, but disaster struck. Still not too happy to have missed it
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