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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 07:39 PM
Replies: 238
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Posted By Bandera
Respect! Playing the Classics of Jazz by a...

Respect! Playing the Classics of Jazz by a Master, thanks for the link! :D

-Bandera
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 07:18 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,476
Posted By Bandera
Which Thelonious Monk composition is your...

Which Thelonious Monk composition is your favorite?
"Blue Monk" or "Ruby My Dear", can't choose for me. :thumb:

-Bandera
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 07:03 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,476
Posted By Bandera
Although you said in Post #174: I'm...

Although you said in Post #174:



I'm sure that it was meant in the most friendly and welcoming manner, as was my invitation to attend our little annual TT soire' where actual performance on...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 06:34 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,476
Posted By Bandera
Not to derail (sorry) the current thread but what...

Not to derail (sorry) the current thread but what is the oldest, and the most actually ride-able machines for distance in slightly rolling terrain you own?

Having lent a copy of "Gironimo!: Riding...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-26-16, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Posted By Bandera
If so it's a P-15. Same process for ordering...

If so it's a P-15.
Same process for ordering from the factory in '72.

edit: Good catch, thanks for the correction.

-Bandera
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-26-16, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Posted By Bandera
Yep, 72 P-10. Those were available as an OEM...

Yep, 72 P-10.
Those were available as an OEM options when ordering a P-10 and someone specified them on the build sheet.

Not common w/ our customers but "have it your way" when plunking down the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 02:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 721
Posted By Bandera
The gross unit sales reported in the trade papers...

The gross unit sales reported in the trade papers don't address The Mix.

Being responsible for our inventory management the "lightweight 10 speed" was dominating our unit sales from '70 through...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 721
Posted By Bandera
It was even easier listening to the slightly...

It was even easier listening to the slightly panicked customers queued-up in our shop like desperate lemmings describing waiting in interminable lines at the gas station for the rationed 10 gallons...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 12:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 721
Posted By Bandera
What needs mentioning is the real key to The Bike...

What needs mentioning is the real key to The Bike Boom: The OPEC Oil Embargo, 19731974

https://history.state.gov/milestones/1969-1976/oil-embargo

Embargo Over: Bike Boom Over.

-Bandera
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 721
Posted By Bandera
To continue the thought from a dealer's...

To continue the thought from a dealer's perspective...

Those brands developed exclusively for the BMX market like Mongoose, Redline, GT and Diamondback became hugely important in the unforeseen...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 07:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 721
Posted By Bandera
A good summary, and nice to hear from someone...

A good summary, and nice to hear from someone else who was "in the business" back when.

Schwinn opened the door to a world wide supply chain by specing & importing "World" and then "Schwinn...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-24-16, 04:37 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,476
Posted By Bandera
OK: Here's where I'll be when/where on River...

OK: Here's where I'll be when/where on River Road:
Tour De Gruene Individual Time Trials:

The 2016 Individual Time Trial Route

 15.5 miles in length.
 Along the same course as last year ...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-24-16, 09:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,300
Posted By Bandera
Ding!

Ding!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 07:43 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,476
Posted By Bandera
Oh man, was I channeling the Period Correct...

Oh man, was I channeling the Period Correct Police there? :foo:

Sorry. :(

-Bandera
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 07-23-16, 07:14 PM
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Views: 197,941
Posted By Bandera
Stop and Play. You do know how to Play on a...

Stop and Play. You do know how to Play on a bicycle, No?
MTB riding/racing is Playing with the Dirt, which plays right back at you.

"Whatever" as we said back when: Look where the machine should...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 06:40 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,476
Posted By Bandera
Just out of curiosity do you care to use any of...

Just out of curiosity do you care to use any of those other contemporary "newfangled" tech like:

The Horseless Carriage
The Internal Gear Bicycle Hub
Electric City Lighting
Vaccinations for...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 06:14 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,476
Posted By Bandera
Actually cleats were firmly and precisely tacked...

Actually cleats were firmly and precisely tacked by one's trusted cobbler to cycling shoes since the turn of the 19th century.

TA/Anquetil cleats ( my favorite) "back when" are still available...
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 07-23-16, 05:27 PM
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Views: 197,941
Posted By Bandera
Ms. HP, I mean this in the most...

Ms. HP,

I mean this in the most positive/fond way:
Don't be a complete obsessive nut-ball about MTB riding. ;) It's Just NOT like that in my experience. :foo:
"Mellow" is very, very good.
...
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 07-23-16, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8,404
Views: 197,941
Posted By Bandera
Good for you widening your experience cycling...

Good for you widening your experience cycling from the track to the MTB is excellent! :thumb:

Although I am not allowed to have a mountain bike due to an unfortunate tendency to charge about...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 03:28 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,476
Posted By Bandera
Actually it's a pretty big tent in C&V. Some like...

Actually it's a pretty big tent in C&V. Some like myself have machines that have become C&V by attrition, some are only now able to acquire the machine they always wanted in their youth and others...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 02:41 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,476
Posted By Bandera
@79Mooney: Hardcore clips/straps/cleats riding...

@79Mooney: Hardcore clips/straps/cleats riding fixed gear.
Tough to out-retro that.....:lol:

-Bandera
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 12:16 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,476
Posted By Bandera
You wanted to know: Those are...

You wanted to know:



Those are "cyclists" in the pics attired for the sport of cycling in the their period from 1932 on to answer the question.

It's not astonishing that for several...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 11:57 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,476
Posted By Bandera
That would be right after the turn of the 19th...

That would be right after the turn of the 19th century, some pre & post WWII pics attached.

Woolen jerseys & shorts w/ a natural chamois were not that comfortable in TX heat, when lycra kit became...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 09:38 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,476
Posted By Bandera
Actually I was referring to my old Raleigh in the...

Actually I was referring to my old Raleigh in the attached pic, a '56AW/Cyclo 3 cog set-up w/ a low gear of 41GI
isn't Vanderpool gearing but the ability to shift at a stop is really old-school tech...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 08:41 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,476
Posted By Bandera
Just the thing for plootering down to the farmers...

Just the thing for plootering down to the farmers market, Vanderpool to Leaky not so much. ;)
Horses for courses and all that......

-Bandera
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