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Forty Five Years Later

Old 09-12-20, 07:07 PM
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Forty Five Years Later

My bike is still awesome to ride. It is the cheapest entertainment ever. Riding it is the most healthful thing I do - transformative, really.

I "upgraded" the bike over the decades but have long since returned it to its original livery, including the gearing: 5 in the rear and two up front.


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Old 09-12-20, 07:32 PM
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No pic to go with the blurb...

EDIT: pic approved! Nice... very nice!

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Old 09-12-20, 07:51 PM
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Yep.
Pics or it never happened.
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Old 09-12-20, 08:24 PM
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Oh yeah, it happened!
Pic posted as proof.

Purchased from Performance Bicycle Shop, the wheels are 35 years old and still going strong.
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Yeah, that one's a keeper!
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That's really nice. Right around 40 years ago, I was a junior in college and remember well that someone in one of my classes wheeled his Bob Jackson into the classroom. I was just getting into bikes then, riding my brother's Peugeot UO-8, which seems like a really fancy thing at the time (his previous bike was a Schwinn Varsity), but it was clear that the Bob Jackson was a cut above.
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I am glad you still have it. I broke the seat tube lug off of the bottom bracket shell on my first serious road bike, a 1971 American Eagle [Nishiki] Semi-Pro [Competition].

I bought the 1970 Peugeot UO-8 for my wife as a bare frame in the early 1970s, so none of the components are OEM, but the SunShine/Araya rear wheel and Shimano front derailleur and MAFAC front brake do date back to my original build. When she gave up road bicycling and started borrowing my mountain bike instead, to get away from traffic, I repurposed the Peugeot as my commuter/beater, swapping out saddle, handlebars, shift levers, rear derailleur, crankset, etc.
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Why people say Steel is Real

I was riding my 30yr old Colnago Master yesterday and noticed a old dude riding a 1960s schwinn super sport in original well used condition. He was doing a good pace, probably about 18mph and I had a pleasant conversation with him for awhile. It inspired me to ride a little faster as he and his bike were both older than my setup. He was also using toe straps with chucks, which I told him I admired. Im a clip less guy and do not enjoy riding straps as I did during that era.
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He was also using toe straps with chucks, which I told him I admired. Im a clip less guy and do not enjoy riding straps as I did during that era.
Clips and straps are just something you do at every start & stop. They are authentic to the bike and with me. Even though I no longer use cleats on my shoes, the clips & straps still help.

In the early 1980's I had clipless pedals but have since taken them off. I still have them in a box somewhere.

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