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Forum: Touring 01-15-17, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 1,685,498
Posted By rawly old
Reminds me of something I saw on 'world cycle...

Reminds me of something I saw on 'world cycle videos' on Vimeo. A couple made panniers from colorful
woven bags in Peru when they got there.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-11-17, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13,830
Views: 1,830,131
Posted By rawly old
set you do the same I;m going for a ride...

set you do the same

I;m going for a ride on one of my 3 under $60 CL bikes; suggest you do the same.
9000 posts, when do you find time to ride?:thumb:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-11-17, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13,830
Views: 1,830,131
Posted By rawly old
If you'd bother to back up a few post, you'd know...

If you'd bother to back up a few post, you'd know I entered the conversation with a picture
of a peugeot I purchased on cl for $25.:thumb:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-11-17, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13,830
Views: 1,830,131
Posted By rawly old
Gee, I don't, maybe cuz this thread's 'The Wacky...

Gee, I don't, maybe cuz this thread's 'The Wacky World of Craigslist'? Which, If you'd followed my
conversation with Thumpism & actually read my posts you'd understand. Personally, I think you
owe...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-11-17, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13,830
Views: 1,830,131
Posted By rawly old
It's not for sale, & in fact it is my second...

It's not for sale, & in fact it is my second favorite bike.
The dollar amounts shown are the prices I paid for each of my bikes! And yes, it is the wrong brake &
lousy cable routing, but, you...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-10-17, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13,830
Views: 1,830,131
Posted By rawly old
Well Thump ya work with what ya got :) It'still...

Well Thump ya work with
what ya got :) It'still a pretty fast bike. I'm kinda budget impaired. I have 5 bikes, $15, $25, $35,
$60, & free. With the money I save, I can afford cool...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-10-17, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13,830
Views: 1,830,131
Posted By rawly old
Here's a Tange #2 '83 Le Mans 12, $free. Found...

Here's a Tange #2 '83 Le Mans 12, $free. Found the frame in a roadside ditch completely stripped of all
but the fork. I put in back together with stuff I had layin' around & a 50 yr.old Rigida...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-10-17, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13,830
Views: 1,830,131
Posted By rawly old
Here's an '83 carbolite peugeot super sport I got...

Here's an '83 carbolite peugeot super sport I got for $25 on Cl. It had been sitting in
a garage for years. It had a touch of surface rust that came right off. It needed a little air,
but shifted...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-07-17, 11:59 PM
Replies: 38,899
Views: 4,313,775
Posted By rawly old
Primo 'Vega

Gee, I love old 'Vegas & Centurions,
but I just can't help myself when it comes to adding maximum upgrades. Mine aren't as pretty,
but they're serious riders.
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-31-16, 02:06 AM
Replies: 3,146
Views: 1,283,135
Posted By rawly old
'89 Raleigh technium Ovation, $30, '93 Giant...

'89 Raleigh technium Ovation, $30, '93 Giant Boulder,$35. The Giant was basically mint with
rockshox, nothing too special but the price. Adequate for a geezer like me. It's been nearly
60 years...
Forum: Touring 12-27-16, 04:01 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 222,167
Posted By rawly old
I have two on my 'version' of a LHT, a two leg...

I have two on my 'version' of a LHT, a two leg that rocks to lift either wheel off the ground for tuning,& a rear mount tilt leg.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 12-22-16, 08:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,046
Posted By rawly old
I got a soft spot for old 3 spds, though I prefer...

I got a soft spot for old 3 spds, though I prefer the Shamano to the S.A. I found one at garage sale,$15 a while back.
not as well made as the Sears,(definitely Raleigh fenders, but likely...
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 12-19-16, 05:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,152
Posted By rawly old
At my age I need a 10 minute warm up just to race...

At my age I need a 10 minute warm up just to race out with the garbage. :)
Forum: Touring 12-19-16, 02:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,081
Posted By rawly old
If you plan touring on 'unimproved' roads or...

If you plan touring on 'unimproved' roads or trails of any distance, I'd rethink the straight single rail
saddle. You could get a suspension post, maybe spend a $150 on a Cane Creek Thudbuster. On...
Forum: Touring 12-19-16, 01:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 571
Posted By rawly old
Wriggle.com,UK, had 27" Schwable marathons a $22...

Wriggle.com,UK, had 27" Schwable marathons a $22 ea., free shipping on a $50 order(tubes) recently. I bought 27"s &
700/38s for two of my bikes. I'm extremely pleased with them. they handle well & I...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-31-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2,087
Views: 253,783
Posted By rawly old
Perhaps you think this is just something I made...

Perhaps you think this is just something I made up of the top of my head, But I
can assure you it has been tried, tested, & proven. Though the ratio is the same
24/11 is easier to pedal than 39/18....
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-31-16, 01:00 AM
Replies: 2,087
Views: 253,783
Posted By rawly old
[QUOTE=McBTC;19158682]I'm no expert but I don't...

[QUOTE=McBTC;19158682]I'm no expert but I don't believe you have a proper handle on the physics. The crank arm is the lever; and, the bottom bracket is the fulcrum

The 'Fulcrum' changes every...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-30-16, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2,087
Views: 253,783
Posted By rawly old
Correct, absolutely correct. However one offers...

Correct, absolutely correct. However one offers considerably more leverage against the pedal
being more distant from the fulcrum.

Archimedes once said," Give me a place to stand, and I shall...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-10-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,087
Views: 253,783
Posted By rawly old
I've looked into e-bikes extensively on EBR(...

I've looked into e-bikes extensively on EBR( electric bike reviews) There are some nice
machines to be found, but it addition to 'range anxiety' there's also 'wallet anxiety'. Even
the best ones...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-09-16, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2,087
Views: 253,783
Posted By rawly old
I hear that Joe, Things around here all anything...

I hear that Joe, Things around here all anything but level. There's a hill in any direction
leaving my home, a couple of which rise more than 300 ft in a little over a mile. There comes a point...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-30-16, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2,087
Views: 253,783
Posted By rawly old
Like my coffee, I'm getting old & weak, but I...

Like my coffee, I'm getting old & weak, but I still ride every day & enjoy it. I have found though,
with this lower range, I can still make some pretty decent speed using a bit faster cadence yet...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-29-16, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2,087
Views: 253,783
Posted By rawly old
[QUOTE=peterws;19090358]I would check up on your...

[QUOTE=peterws;19090358]I would check up on your teeth. Now don`t panic, a visit to the dentists isn`t necessary . . .[/QUOTE

Not necessary, I still have all my teeth. most of 'em are in a little...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-25-16, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2,087
Views: 253,783
Posted By rawly old
Look, suit yourself, But I know for a fact &...

Look, suit yourself, But I know for a fact & utterly without a doubt that it iis easier
to pedal a 24/11 that it is to pedal 39/18. I have bikes on which I can use both arrangements
,and I have...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-25-16, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2,087
Views: 253,783
Posted By rawly old
you're hopeless.

you're hopeless.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-24-16, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2,087
Views: 253,783
Posted By rawly old
Yes, the ratio is about the same. That's the...

Yes, the ratio is about the same. That's the point! The difference is the amount of leverage
one can apply to the smaller chainring is considerably greater.
Try it if you don't believe me.
Think...
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