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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-09-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 9,431
Posted By riva
Anomoly or not, worth it because now we all here...

Anomoly or not, worth it because now we all here get a laugh out of of those laughing morons...

This reminds me. Last time out riding to the shore I saw a parked fisherman's pink girls bmx with...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-01-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 850
Posted By riva
Man you guys, best I've got is a neck bee sting. ...

Man you guys, best I've got is a neck bee sting. Your story brings up a good point though.. Leisurely scanning behind and ignoring the front has caused me unpleasant surprises a few times. Keeping...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-19-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 593
Posted By riva
Felt like it was the drive shaft that was...

Felt like it was the drive shaft that was springy. That can't be good for efficiency, even if you're not a masher. Also the bike felt twice as heavy as it should have been, but we're talking a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-19-16, 12:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,267
Posted By riva
mid 80's mid condition mid range..

mid 80's mid condition mid range..
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-18-16, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 593
Posted By riva
Nothing I can really help with on the original...

Nothing I can really help with on the original poster's questions, but my mom has a 90's shaft drive bike. It works acceptably. Having put miles on both, chain bikes are much better UNLESS its the...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 05-17-16, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By riva
For the cost of those adapters, couldn't you do...

For the cost of those adapters, couldn't you do one of the adjustable bottom brackets? That bolt on higher up on the frame? That is what I run.

They do look well made, but man I bet I could...
Forum: Touring 05-08-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,686
Posted By riva
Motor tech is really good actually.. but like you...

Motor tech is really good actually.. but like you say with the charging the batteries are the real problem. Powered bikes really only shine on planned out relatively short trips.

I have an ebike...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-03-16, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By riva
I'm right with you on the affinity for low to mid...

I'm right with you on the affinity for low to mid end old stuff.. they are plenty good & theft/damage/etc are less worry. Good news is affordable 24" tire bikes are out there. Was able to score one...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-02-16, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9,144
Views: 656,759
Posted By riva
Good morning.

Good morning.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-30-16, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,666
Posted By riva
I've been real happy with my 80's stuff. One...

I've been real happy with my 80's stuff. One option.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-27-16, 03:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,656
Posted By riva
I'd probably take it as the guy wanting a side...

I'd probably take it as the guy wanting a side mirror removal service.. On the plus side his lady saw what he really is. And he's got a Land Rover, so he's in for some pain.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-27-16, 03:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,473
Posted By riva
Interview with a friend of his about his...

Interview with a friend of his about his humanitarianism..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMwH-4pA1NA
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-27-16, 10:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,003
Posted By riva
Usually I'll cruise down the street as is if its...

Usually I'll cruise down the street as is if its close to ridable. Just for the hell of it. Obviously get tubes in first if it needs.

Then lube cables, chain, hubs, freewheel, bb. Adjust...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 04-25-16, 05:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 349
Posted By riva
One could argue its worth every penny of 275$.....

One could argue its worth every penny of 275$.. you sure could do worse with the money. But yeah they can be had for much less.

You probably want a 60/61cm frame. Some of it comes down to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-19-16, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 350,480
Posted By riva
Posted this little guy in the fold forum.. I...

Posted this little guy in the fold forum.. I think its French.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-31-16, 10:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,187
Posted By riva
Shiny new toy turns some people on in a way a...

Shiny new toy turns some people on in a way a scratched used item can't. I think that is another part of why they sell and sell.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-30-16, 03:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,187
Posted By riva
Not hard to find a 70's or 80's mixte that would...

Not hard to find a 70's or 80's mixte that would be better.. But ya that does take a little research and craigslist shopping. Which non afflicted people probably don't consider happy fun time.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-11-16, 04:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 903
Posted By riva
My local joint for corned beef was called...

My local joint for corned beef was called Roll&Rye Deli. They shut down and now theres a Panera.. DOH.

Roll ?n Rye - CLOSED - 70 Photos - Delis - Culver City - Culver City, CA - Reviews - Menu -...
Forum: Living Car Free 03-07-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,168
Posted By riva
I've heard xooter scooters are very efficient,...

I've heard xooter scooters are very efficient, also carryable- if a folding bike doesn't work.

Cruiser boards with the soft durometer large diameter wheels could work too. Standard skateboards...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-07-16, 01:29 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,428
Posted By riva
Me too, from the site. Tried 3x cross first, 2x,...

Me too, from the site. Tried 3x cross first, 2x, then radial, crow, then for fun some perverse stuff.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-01-16, 12:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,738
Posted By riva
I also rode a 61 that was around 4cm too big for...

I also rode a 61 that was around 4cm too big for me. Rode it all through highschool and years after.. my father bought it thinking I'd grow into it but didn't. I found it comfortable enough, later...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-29-16, 05:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,140
Posted By riva
I know you jest but I'm going to get my eyes...

I know you jest but I'm going to get my eyes checked. Seriously.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-29-16, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,140
Posted By riva
THIS exactly. Three or four things coming...

THIS exactly. Three or four things coming together to make for a deadly situation. Almost hit a cyclist this morn near my house.. lot going on at the intersection at that moment. I would consider...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-25-16, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,633
Posted By riva
If you're frim on that 200 dollar limit and can't...

If you're frim on that 200 dollar limit and can't score an ironman in your size.. Some of the one step down models are still pretty nice. Loads of great midrange stuff from the late 80's in that...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-25-16, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13,115
Views: 1,540,089
Posted By riva
Centurion Dix. Result of an unfortunate scratch...

Centurion Dix. Result of an unfortunate scratch methinks.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/5460438997.html
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