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Old 08-20-18, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by plonz
Spectacular day here in Western Mass so took the Tempo out for 40 miles through some gorgeous hill country. Stopped for a glamour shot in Whately, Massachusetts.
Pretty Tempo! I have an '85 with gumwall tires too
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Pretty Tempo! I have an '85 with gumwall tires too
Thank you. Bought the frameset off a BIke Forums member a couple of years ago and have become a believer in the Schwinn Tenax-tubed Line ever since. Didn’t think the light blue would be my thing but the bike gets a lot of compliments.
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Ron Cooper over the Russian River by djk762, on Flickr



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Anybody ever try this?
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@djkashuba , you make me jealous of where you live. You capture its beauty so well in your photos. My mother lived a few hundred miles up the coast from you, in Coos Bay, for about a year, and I remember my visits there fondly. For most of the year, the only thing certain about the weather was dampness, and it was always cold, but it sure was beautiful.

Oh, the bikes are excellent, too.
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Originally Posted by plonz
Thank you. Bought the frameset off a BIke Forums member a couple of years ago and have become a believer in the Schwinn Tenax-tubed Line ever since. Didn’t think the light blue would be my thing but the bike gets a lot of compliments.
My favorite road bikes I have owned (aside from my Velo Orange) have been Tenax Schwinns. My only gripe with this particular frame is the steep 74° seat tube angle (I prefer 72°-73°), but it fits well enough!

Unfortunately my Tempo had some really tired paint and some rust that I didn't want to live with, so I had it powdercoated. I wasn't able to get a direct match with the original blue, but I got reasonably close and think I kept the spirit of the original scheme.

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I didn't get a chance to post this yesterday, but I took a short ride around Alameda on Sunday. Loving the 650b setup.


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Originally Posted by scratchpaddy
@djkashuba , you make me jealous of where you live. You capture its beauty so well in your photos. My mother lived a few hundred miles up the coast from you, in Coos Bay, for about a year, and I remember my visits there fondly. For most of the year, the only thing certain about the weather was dampness, and it was always cold, but it sure was beautiful.

Oh, the bikes are excellent, too.
Thanks @scratchpaddy. We have had a cool summer ... warm afternoons and cool evenings and mornings. Fortunately not much smoke in our area.

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Took the Torpado to and from work. Not much for distance, but it's a pretty little ride. I had to stop to take a photo while in Providence.

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i'm new to this and probably in the wrong area, that would be a typical thing for me, i just have a question, i had an old peugeot a few years back that had no kickstand or a place to put one. what it did have was a small "u" shaped piece of wire behind the front tire on the down tube that was bent at the end, this thing was mounted and swung down towards the tire to hold the fork handlebar and tire from moving while it leaned. my question is does anyone know what this would be called and where i can find one for my panasonic?
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Originally Posted by rick mcginnis
i'm new to this and probably in the wrong area, that would be a typical thing for me, i just have a question, i had an old peugeot a few years back that had no kickstand or a place to put one. what it did have was a small "u" shaped piece of wire behind the front tire on the down tube that was bent at the end, this thing was mounted and swung down towards the tire to hold the fork handlebar and tire from moving while it leaned. my question is does anyone know what this would be called and where i can find one for my panasonic?

It's called a "Flickstand". You can get them on Ebay for $15-20. Wrong place, but welcome anyhoo.

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I rode my Tempo for the first time in a while for about 23 miles last night. Nice reasonably fast pace, I tried to stay in the big ring as much as I could for a good workout, and managed pretty well. Due to my current chain length, I can only go up to the 19t cog when I'm in the 52t big ring. Thankfully there wasn't any wind or I would have been working a lot harder!

My bailout is only 40-24, so even though its pretty flat in northern Illinois I a;ways have to work pretty hard to keep my cadence up and knees happy.

Man, it's really starting to get dark early up here!

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Originally Posted by abshipp
I rode my Tempo for the first time in a while for about 23 miles last night.
Nice pic!
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Old 08-23-18, 02:40 PM
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First good long ride on my new (ca. 1973 Nishiki Semi-Pro) gravel grinder. Mostly pavement but enough gravel (and sand) to make it interesting. This bike came to me recently via the "eBay/Craislist" alert thread, and then came together as a gravel bike pretty quickly with parts I had on hand.

Ride is from Port Angeles to Lake Crescent, the long way. First stop is Crescent Bay about 15 miles in. A cool marine fog blowing through was a nice break from the slightly smoky forest-fire air we've been breathing this last week :


Back on the highway for another 8 miles and that eventually led to a couple miles of single track I know of along the way:


Which led to a steep downhill section of no-longer-maintained logging road. After a few years of hard rains and no re-topping, these hilly roads are surfaced with what I call PNW Pavé. If you stay on the crown between ruts you can stay upright



And that leads back to a properly maintained gravel road taking us back to Lake Crescent:



Obligatory shot on the Lyre River bridge at the end of the lake:
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman
First good long ride on my new (ca. 1973) gravel grinder. Mostly pavement but enough gravel (and sand) to make it interesting.
Nice to see the smoke clear away today. It looks like your route today was the one we did a few years ago in reverse....Nice route!
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Exactly so; you remembered

I thought of you when I passed that time and temperature sign at Crescent School. This trip it read 66 degrees, not 94!
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I love seeing all of your photos. Even though my terrain may not be as interesting, it still fuels me to get out and find things I haven’t seen before.

Thanks everyone
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman
First good long ride on my new (ca. 1973) gravel grinder. Mostly pavement but enough gravel (and sand) to make it interesting. This bike came to me recently via the "eBay/Craislist" alert thread, and then came together as a gavel bike pretty quickly with parts I had on hand.

Ride is from Port Angeles to Lake Crescent, the long way. First stop is Crescent Bay about 15 miles in. A cool marine fog blowing through was a nice break from the slightly smoky forest-fire air we've been breathing this last week :


Back on the highway for another 8 miles and that eventually led to a couple miles of single track I know of along the way:


Which led to a steep downhill section of no-longer-maintained logging road. After a few years of hard rains and no re-topping, these hilly roads are surfaced with what I call PNW Pavé. If you stay on the crown between ruts you can stay upright



And that leads back to a properly maintained gravel road taking us back to Lake Crescent:



Obligatory shot on the Lyre River bridge at the end of the lake:
Really nice All-Terrain journey you had there and the bike looks really suited to the task. Reminded me of my bike travels as a kid. I'm intrigued how often do you puncture on such journeys and would you ever use tubs. Many on here boast of huge mileages on tubs over terrain you've depicted here that is so contrary to my experience - I was wondering what is your puncture experience.*
Anyways thanks for sharing - really took me back.*
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I'm catching up with this thread. I haven't taken any leisure rides in a while, but I commute five days a week and get a lot of enjoyment out of that.


@greg3rd48, wonderful pictures. That's an astonishingly beautiful area. We used to drive through to pick up and drop off our daughters at camp in Lakewood, CT, just over the line from Millerton, NY.

I'm terribly sorry about your father and your collision, @DQRider.
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Earlier this morning around 10:30 or so, I ventured out and rode down to the James River here in Richmond, VA. I kept on going, heading towards downtown Richmond and onto the Boulevard Bridge (aka the "nickel bridge" --- as legend has it, it used to cost a nickel way back in the day). I turned around at one of the parking lots for mountain biking trails and came back, and rode back home, taking different side roads for something different. 24 miles in 1:37 for an avg speed of 14.8 mph or something like that...

Here's the layout from MapMyRide...




Here's a photo of a sign by the Pony Pasture Park... James River Park = 5. Belle Isle = 6. Downtown = 8.




Here's a really neat scenic shot of the James River and the old railroad bridge and Powhite Pkwy bridge (behind it) from Riverside Dr...




Here's a better shot (taken from the Boulevard Bridge on the way back) of the James River and the old railroad bridge. The James River is legendary for kayaking, and "rock hopping" in the summertime. It is wildly unpredictable for wading, as the riverbottom will be 2' deep, 3' deep, etc... and then all of the sudden 8' deep (sink hole)!!

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Mr.D. Dude got me out for a ride.
Here's one of his great rolling action shots.
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After the ride, basking under the Seattle skyline
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Originally Posted by Johno59
...I'm intrigued how often do you puncture on such journeys and would you ever use tubs. Many on here boast of huge mileages on tubs over terrain you've depicted here that is so contrary to my experience - I was wondering what is your puncture experience.*
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I would ride tubies on those roads if I had any wide enough. As I've got only one set of tubular rims (on my Merckx) I have limited experience. So far all I can say is 'nope' on the cheap Vittoria Rally tires (3 flats in 11 miles!) and 'yes' on the cheap Tufo S33 tires (not supple, but no flats at all, yet). This is 99% on pavement.

I don't recall ever getting a flat on gravel roads; ever in my life. And in the last couple years that's around 300-400 miles; mostly on 32mm or 35mm Panaracer Paselas. The bike posted above is running the 38mm Paselas. The bigger the better for those surfaces, is what I'm thinking.
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Originally Posted by Raleigh74
Biked up the Swamp Rabbit Trail to Furman University here in Greenville, SC. Finding myself tethered to a trailer lately. My daughter better return the favor one day when I’m too old to ride


Taking my 3 year old out in the trailer is always such a life-affirming experience. I love to see other parents enjoying the same fun. Great photo.
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Maybe I can wait until I get home...



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