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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-28-16, 05:00 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,781
Posted By bikingshearer
Sorry for the slow reply - I just saw this post...

Sorry for the slow reply - I just saw this post today.

No, I am not selling my Cinelli, and I did not buy (or sell) the one you saw on eBay in Oakland. Mine is a 60cm Speciale Corsa from the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-28-16, 04:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,473
Posted By bikingshearer
I sure hope so. I think I last tried the stuff...

I sure hope so. I think I last tried the stuff somewhere around 1978. I only ever saw the sweat and urine flavors; I think the were working on pus, bile and spinal fluid. :rolleyes:

Your post...
Forum: Foo 07-27-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7,685
Views: 1,099,281
Posted By bikingshearer
"In an unrelated story, Domino's reports a...

"In an unrelated story, Domino's reports a dramatic increase in pizza delivery orders . . . ."
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-27-16, 07:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,473
Posted By bikingshearer
Fig Newtons, bananas, PayDay's, choco milk - I...

Fig Newtons, bananas, PayDay's, choco milk - I did 'em all.

Anybody else remember ERG powder? It took any old cruddy tap water you put into your water bottle and made it damn near undrinkable. ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-27-16, 07:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,538
Posted By bikingshearer
Yo can avoid this factor completely if you are...

Yo can avoid this factor completely if you are not committed to having the exact same amount of clearance b/w tire and fender all the way around. Yeah, I know, sacrilege . . . I hear ya. But if you...
Forum: Foo 07-01-16, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7,685
Views: 1,099,281
Posted By bikingshearer
I hope the owner of this ^^^ long-suffering dog...

I hope the owner of this ^^^ long-suffering dog got the bite on the tuckus he/she richly deserves. Great dog - kind of a d-bag owner.
Forum: Northern California 07-01-16, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By bikingshearer
Ditto. The first time I did Morgan it was up the...

Ditto. The first time I did Morgan it was up the south side (like gw_12, it was a hot day and descending back into Livermore was like going from a hot oven into a ridiculously hot oven). That was...
Forum: Northern California 07-01-16, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By bikingshearer
If you don't like bridges, the GG Bridge may be a...

If you don't like bridges, the GG Bridge may be a bit much, and getting around those towers will be especially unpleasant for you. They involve sharp turns, tourists weaving and not pang attention,...
Forum: Foo 06-17-16, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7,685
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Posted By bikingshearer
Well I'm screwed . . . .

Well I'm screwed . . . .
Forum: Northern California 06-17-16, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By bikingshearer
If you are looking to ride ti whole way, the...

If you are looking to ride ti whole way, the Dumbarton and Golden Gate Bridges are pretty much it. You could go over the Carquinez Straits Bridge (I-80 b/w Crockett and Vallejo) or over the Bencia...
Forum: Foo 05-25-16, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7,685
Views: 1,099,281
Posted By bikingshearer
So why are divorce rates so high ...? On the...

So why are divorce rates so high ...?

On the other hand, I bet the Cheez-Whiz dip at the reception was awesome.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-25-16, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 865
Posted By bikingshearer
I guess that depends on what you are trying to...

I guess that depends on what you are trying to accomplish. :rolleyes:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-25-16, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,990
Posted By bikingshearer
. . . and in that time it is has become damned...

. . . and in that time it is has become damned near impossible to get a frame chromed in California. Not a complaint or endorsement or judgment, just an observation.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-25-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 865
Posted By bikingshearer
I was thinking that it wasn't such a big deal...

I was thinking that it wasn't such a big deal since the front brake give you most of your braking power. Then I looked at the front brake. And I looked. And looked. And looked.
Forum: Northern California 05-17-16, 02:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,199
Posted By bikingshearer
I think the biggest cheer I heard on the Fillmore...

I think the biggest cheer I heard on the Fillmore St wall was for a somewhat paunchy cop walking up it in teh middle of the street whilst the peloton was elsewhere. He was a ham - it waqs great.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-13-16, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By bikingshearer
That was also the standard spec for Paramounts in...

That was also the standard spec for Paramounts in the first half of the 70s - Campy brakes were an upgrade for which Schwinn charged what seemed like a king's ransom at the time but today would be...
Forum: Northern California 05-13-16, 04:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,199
Posted By bikingshearer
Between conflicting commitments and the race not...

Between conflicting commitments and the race not being all that close to the Democratic Peoples' Republic, looks like I will not be able to get out to shout at the folks going uphill significantly...
Forum: Touring 05-13-16, 04:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,497
Posted By bikingshearer
Paravia - Is your itch to go on a long tour at...

Paravia - Is your itch to go on a long tour at your age nuts? Of course it is.

Should you do it? 100% yes.

Not despite the fact you are my age and concerned about the details, but because...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-13-16, 03:59 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,378
Posted By bikingshearer
I do ride my bikes, although none of any one as...

I do ride my bikes, although none of any one as much as it deserves, and I love staring at them.

As for one I'd rather stare at than ride, I finally saw a Confente in the flesh at Eroica...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-09-16, 06:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,797
Posted By bikingshearer
Bingo. "Pista" = "track" = almost certainly...

Bingo. "Pista" = "track" = almost certainly designed for maximum stiffness (with some variations between sprint and pursuit designs). If you want something approximating a track bike's stiffness,...
Forum: Northern California 05-09-16, 06:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,050
Posted By bikingshearer
I grew up in Livermore and visited regularly...

I grew up in Livermore and visited regularly until recently when my parents passed away. I still ride out that way sometimes.

It's a great place for riding, provided you can put up with heat in...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-05-16, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,254
Posted By bikingshearer
Ran out of non-drive-side dropouts? Only made...

Ran out of non-drive-side dropouts? Only made the one kind to save on casting costs? An unholy fascination with symmetry? To make the CPSC doubly irritated decades later?

Your turn. I'm out...
Forum: Foo 04-25-16, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7,685
Views: 1,099,281
Posted By bikingshearer
Didn't get a photo, but say a sign as we sped by...

Didn't get a photo, but say a sign as we sped by on I-5 in Oregon this weekend: "Lamb Sale and Barbecue."

My guess is the sale is in the morning, the BBQ is in the afternoon.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-25-16, 04:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,230
Posted By bikingshearer
Meh. He's just a shill for Schwinn. ...

Meh. He's just a shill for Schwinn.




Said in jest and with :love:, Stan.
Forum: Northern California 04-25-16, 03:15 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 18,794
Posted By bikingshearer
Mayor? No way. Maybe Assistant Dog Catcher on...

Mayor? No way. Maybe Assistant Dog Catcher on my best day.
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