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    I'm a 'clyde' at 5'8" and 210#, and yet I still...

    I'm a 'clyde' at 5'8" and 210#, and yet I still ride my 27"bikes with 1-1/8 tires. 90psi front, 100 rear. I like the Vittoria Zaffiro and the Paselas about the same. The Pasela TG (TourGuard) and...
  2. Eight hours of riding equals eight hours more of...

    Eight hours of riding equals eight hours more of life. Think about this - you are only POSTPONING death for the same hours you ride...


    https://youtu.be/_Jtpf8N5IDE
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    My cool/wet outerwear is from J&G cyclewear...

    My cool/wet outerwear is from J&G cyclewear (Bicycle Clothing At Its Best--and Our Bicycle Clothing Is MADE IN OREGON!). Great to deal with, and made in the USA.
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    'Back in the day' (when I was in college) I was...

    'Back in the day' (when I was in college) I was in the Honors program where I had 'priority scheduling' for classes, so I purposely scheduled my classes for 8, 9, 10, and 11 so I was done by noon...
  5. I'm more than happy riding my 'antique' road bike...

    I'm more than happy riding my 'antique' road bike at 16-18 mph for hours on end. Yes, I can 'sprint' at 20+ for short distances, but I can do 14-18 all freaking day, and I'm happy with that. Figure...
  6. No-FREAKING-way-in-hell am I giving up my road...

    No-FREAKING-way-in-hell am I giving up my road bike I've had for 40+ years. However, I DO have other bikes. I have a 'road' bike, a crushed-stone trail bike, a dedicated fendered tourer, a...
  7. I also STILL use old-school crochet-backed padded...

    I also STILL use old-school crochet-backed padded cycling gloves. ( Why would anyone need anything else??? ;) )

    You 'kids' nowadays don't know what we 'old farts' went through 'back in the day'...
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    Congrats to you! No way could I do that. I...

    Congrats to you!

    No way could I do that. I couldn't run a mile to save my life.

    I wouldn't mind, however, to do a swim/bike. IF I ever get back in shape.
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    Both of my road bikes have Bar-end shifters, so...

    Both of my road bikes have Bar-end shifters, so no bar-end mirrors for me. Back in the days when bike helmets were not common and I used to wear prescription glasses, I had a glasses-mount mirror,...
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    sounds like a 26" wheelchair tire - with an OD of...

    sounds like a 26" wheelchair tire - with an OD of 27"
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    Velcro strap or spring steel trouser clip.

    Velcro strap or spring steel trouser clip.
  12. Tep. Yet another collectible C&V bike has been...

    Tep. Yet another collectible C&V bike has been 'Drewed'.
  13. Burley Tandem Rock n Roll - $825 (Clev hts)...

    Burley Tandem Rock n Roll - $825 (Clev hts)
    http://images.craigslist.org/00Q0Q_h41JcAl7P9X_600x450.jpg

    https://cleveland.craigslist.org/bik/5067105875.html

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  14. Womans proportional tourer for xtra short rider -...

    Womans proportional tourer for xtra short rider - $250 (cleveland, west side)
    http://images.craigslist.org/00k0k_4R2BEn3kJ1Q_600x450.jpg

    https://cleveland.craigslist.org/bik/5075094352.html


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  15. 1980s Bianchi Road Bike 54cm - $425 (Cleveland)...

    1980s Bianchi Road Bike 54cm - $425 (Cleveland)
    http://images.craigslist.org/01313_jmuLI3d7U85_600x450.jpg

    https://cleveland.craigslist.org/bid/5079215214.html


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  16. 70's Peugeot PX10 fixed gear 61cm - $375...

    70's Peugeot PX10 fixed gear 61cm - $375 (Lakewood)

    http://images.craigslist.org/00Z0Z_hC2tBD4kncO_600x450.jpg

    https://cleveland.craigslist.org/bik/5090835054.html



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    Welcome to The Club - 'the Club Tombay' ...

    Welcome to The Club - 'the Club Tombay' http://www.bikeforums.net/fifty-plus-50/806704-what-club-tombay.html
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    Funny you bring this up - There is a set of these...

    Funny you bring this up - There is a set of these 27x1 ADX-1W aero Araya wheels for sale on my local Craigslist... According to the above link, these rims are a bit on the heavy side though... 510g...
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    BF is great at being facilitators for the n+1,...

    BF is great at being facilitators for the n+1, but do any of them have to answer to my wife???? ;)

    As for some of the finer points of C&V where I spend most of my time, DrilliumDude because...
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    My first 'road bike' was in the mid '70s and I...

    My first 'road bike' was in the mid '70s and I bought a mid-'70s 34-pound entry-level all-steel Fuji. After riding my college roommate's 'better' bike, I quickly upgraded to a mid-70s 26-pound...
  21. I also wear plain cotton Ts on my work commute...

    I also wear plain cotton Ts on my work commute (10.7 to 12.5 mile one way) - yeah, I changed jobs ;) - because I don't need to ride in 'kit'. Generally I wear short-inseam hiking shorts and a...
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    I almost always feel better after a ride of...

    I almost always feel better after a ride of 10-miles or more. I genuinely believe that it is due to my body burning off the toxins that we tend to accumulate. Whether it is Aspartame in diet soft...
  23. I just installed more modern Clarks road pads on...

    I just installed more modern Clarks road pads on my '75 Fuji's Dia Comp 610 center-pulls last week. They utilize a sperical washer that allows for pad angle and toe-in. That was fortuitous since...
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    I'm thinking more like early-mid 80s because of a...

    I'm thinking more like early-mid 80s because of a couple of features -

    One: The brazed-on toptube guides. Most 70s bike used chrome (or plastic) bands to hold the rear brake cable.

    Two: The...
  25. One-hand-steering? What's that??? That is...

    One-hand-steering? What's that???

    That is precisely why my road bikes have SunTour barcons. Two hands on the bars at all times. I might lessen up on the pedals a bit during the up-shifts - I...
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