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Old 12-07-13, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by vitaly66
Yes, that Bertin has gotta be the nicest orange I've ever seen on a bike. A fine looking ride, too!
Thank you. That's actually a Belgian Bertin, not from Andre's shop. Campy dropouts, supposedly Durifort tubing, English BB. It was an early use of powdercoating on bikes too. It's a curious bike with strange handling, maybe because I haven't set it up well. It feels sluggish, but that avg spd seems pretty high for the amount of hammering I felt like doing, so maybe it isn't sluggish after all. At speed it handles very well.

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That Bertin looks sharp Jim! The seat looks like a departure from your usual.
The saddle? Yes. That's a VeloOrange copy of the Brooks Swallow. I got that in a trade from BF member photogravity. It's light and hard. I figure that in another 2400 miles it might be broken in!

I probably wouldn't choose this bike for a century, but for sub-50 miles it's great fun!
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Good Morning



Wanted to wait for the Swan family to get closer, but had to ride on.
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25 miles on the Dawes this afternoon in Scituate. Much colder at 32 degrees.

I took a picture of this sailboat 2 years ago with my De Rosa. It hasn't moved an inch since then. Abandoned in a wooded lot out in the middle of nowhere.


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I've been riding a couch today watching football and drinking beer. I did snap this shot of my bike snoozing in the the corner dreaming of warmer days though :-)
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Originally Posted by northbend
I've been riding a couch today watching football and drinking beer. I did snap this shot of my bike snoozing in the the corner dreaming of warmer days though :-)
I was riding a wrench or two or three, and watching football and drinking beer. My sweetie snapped this pic without my knowledge or permission.

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Old 12-08-13, 05:30 PM
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frying pan not pictured?
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You have an awesome wife Jim. Nice that she doesn't mind you working on the bike in the house like that
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You have an awesome wife Jim. Nice that she doesn't mind you working on the bike in the house like that
Yes, she is awesome. It was her idea that I bring everything up from the basement and work there (and lay down the big cardboard sheets). She's a sweetie.
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Played hookey from work today. I thought I could get a ride in before the flakes started flying this morning, but it was just starting when I left at 9. Managed 40 tough guy miles on the Dawes on a snowy, foggy day.

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starting to look like xmas


ice on my chrome socks


old Clayville schoolhouse turned post office (1852)




My front derailleur froze up on the way home so I was stuck in the 42 for about 15 miles or so. Eventually I gave that old suntour a waterbottle enema and it worked for the last 6-7 miles.

farm on the way home


My hands were frozen, my feet were soaked, but hey, the year is almost over; I have mileage quotas to meet. These bikes don't pedal themselves!
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Originally Posted by JJScaliger
Played hookey from work today. I thought I could get a ride in before the flakes started flying this morning, but it was just starting when I left at 9. Managed 40 tough guy miles on the Dawes on a snowy, foggy day.

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starting to look like xmas


ice on my chrome socks


old Clayville schoolhouse turned post office (1852)




My front derailleur froze up on the way home so I was stuck in the 42 for about 15 miles or so. Eventually I gave that old suntour a waterbottle enema and it worked for the last 6-7 miles.

farm on the way home


My hands were frozen, my feet were soaked, but hey, the year is almost over; I have mileage quotas to meet. These bikes don't pedal themselves!
Awesome pictures as always! My bikes are sitting in the basement.
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Great ride JJS.
You're a tough man to be able to go on a ride like that and still be able to stop for those great pictures!
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one using modern MTB pedals on a vintage bike.
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Thanks guys!

I was using toe clips on my Gitane and the Dawes all year so far, but I'm from the clipless generation and feel more comfortable with my egg beaters. The Gitane has french threads so I'll keep toe clips on that bike, but the egg beaters let me wear my sidi shoes and use my booties. It's more practical for weather like today.
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Old 12-10-13, 01:23 PM
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old Clayville schoolhouse turned post office (1852)
The text says 1852 but the building says 2815. Dos Clayville have a dyslexic sign panitor?

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^ Isn't that the zip code? Oh, I see, it was a joke! Duh.

Great wintery scenes, JJS! You are one tough hombre. I threw in the towel these past few days because it didn't get warmer than 50F.
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Originally Posted by JJScaliger
Played hookey from work today. I thought I could get a ride in before the flakes started flying this morning, but it was just starting when I left at 9. Managed 40 tough guy miles on the Dawes on a snowy, foggy day.

Foster RI


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ice on my chrome socks


old Clayville schoolhouse turned post office (1852)




My front derailleur froze up on the way home so I was stuck in the 42 for about 15 miles or so. Eventually I gave that old suntour a waterbottle enema and it worked for the last 6-7 miles.

farm on the way home


My hands were frozen, my feet were soaked, but hey, the year is almost over; I have mileage quotas to meet. These bikes don't pedal themselves!
You are getting your money's worth for this season.

Nice pics!
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Originally Posted by WNG
Great wintery scenes, JJS! You are one tough hombre.
Yes, he is. I've ridden with this guy twice. He's got that bike-riding thing down cold.

JJS, did you find a replacement for the pump that got run over? That looks like a nice Zefal.
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I've said it before, every winter I have a ride or two when I think I'm this Guy:



disclaimer (without the money, accolades or speed)

I think foolhardy would sum this ride up the best. My hands felt like they were scalded when I got home. My wife would kill me if she knew I went for a ride today!

Yeah, brand new 2nd hand Jim. The Zefal looks so right on this bike I had to replace it. A $20 mistake I can live with.
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Ride before the storm

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Long time no posts in here... Too cold for yall?

I had a nice ride yesterday in a humid-foggy 35 fahrenheit. Nice route, where I don't ride often. They call it 'The Green Heart', between a couple of larger cities. After 65km I met up with my mate Andre, who was riding on his Koga truck from The Hague towards Amsterdam. The last 25km we teamed up for the ride home.



The famous town of Zevenhoven, where a fellow forumite has his residence:


Taking the ferry at Roelofarendsveen. The ride costs one Euro, but all I had to offer the man was a stroopwafel. He gladly accepted, but when he realised it was my only fuel for the ride home he returned me my precious cookie.




After reaching the other shore, Andre arrived only a minute later.Excellent timing IMO.



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Some nice shots there Zieleman
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Some nice shots there Zieleman
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Very beatiful countryside, Z.
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Very beatiful countryside, Z.
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I'm tempted to visit next summer with my youngest son.

His soccer team is playing all over Europe for three weeks.

Maybe they need another chaperone.
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Took a little ride last night with the St Pete Bike CoOp around downtown...ended up at Cycle Brewing...CHAOTIC traffic last night!

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