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Old 05-20-19, 08:19 PM
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Natchez Trace, north of Jackson, MS
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Old 05-21-19, 08:36 AM
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Maeda recommends in the mounting instructions for the cycle's rear mech to adjust the angle screw such that parallelogram is parallel to chainstay.

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Thanks juvela. I will need to explore the adjustment / angle screw, but I did have this post before about this particular VX RD and the limit screw.

Grand Sports build - More fits than giggles

Pushing a 13-32 might be more than this VX wanted, but the performance seems good and it now holds the 24t that I had skipping issues before, perhaps more chain wrap. That said, this bike might be getting fitted with modern shift gear to get my wife started in a "vintage" bike as we explore travel bike options for her.
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Old 05-21-19, 11:35 AM
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Did a bit of climbing today up into the hills. 18.5 mile round trip. All I had with me was my crappy cell phone.


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Old 05-21-19, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by UniChris View Post
(sorry, just realizing this is the C&V forum)
Well, is your unicycle C&V?

Yes, the South/North trails are great, my wife particularly appreciates not having to interact with cars. On my own I'm happy to ride from Manhattan north or vice versa. But however you slice it, it's great riding.
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Old 05-21-19, 08:10 PM
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Hit a rail trail for a vintage ride with my wife and daughter over the weekend. I rode the Motobecane Grand Jubile. My daughter rode the Austro-Daimler. My wife rode the Trek 520.

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Old 05-21-19, 09:32 PM
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Old 05-22-19, 12:03 AM
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45 miles Tuesday afternoon/evening with the local road club's B-group. First time in more than a year, since injuries from being hit by a car last May, then thyroid cancer; and first time ever I've been able to hang on without getting dropped. Took the '93 Trek 5900 but I think I could have done as well with the '89 Ironman since it's a flat route. Beautiful weather too.



Chipseal. Ugh. Neck does not like.
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Old 05-22-19, 07:13 PM
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Visiting south of Portland

Those quiet roads a bit west of Tigard/Sherwood/Newberg (that I remember from 10years ago) are no longer quiet on a Wednesday so, .... long story made short is I drove the van further for a quiet road. SUCCESS. Gaston to Cherry Grove, right on Lee for 2.5 mi gravel up to Hagg Lake. Return to start on pavement or re-trace the gravel you just did.





Quiet valley road to Cherry Grove.


Rode the Follis with 32 knobbies for gravel


Ralph, …..well, I'm speechless



State Park, enter from this road and get taxed.
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Old 05-22-19, 07:45 PM
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Did an easy 20-mile out-n-back to the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River from my home in North Bend, WA.


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Old 05-23-19, 09:34 PM
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33 miles today on a club ride from Ventura to Santa Paula, CA, up and back two canyons along the way. I was on my '73 Super Course, the only vintage bike on the ride. Strange thing is, I had 3 personal records on Strava on the old steel. I often ride this exact course on modern carbon bikes too, and personal bests show that old steel isn't dead just yet. Anybody else have this happen?

My old Raleigh (picture taken earlier in the season).

Wheeler Canyon turnaround.

Santa Paula Odd Fellows.
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Old 05-24-19, 10:32 AM
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I rode the Stone Mountain Trail to (duh) Stone Mountain GA. I'm not sure if it was closed or not but none of the rides were running and most were being worked on. I felt like a Griswald at Wally World. The "trail" is poorly marked and poorly maintained and definitely not something you would want to try on a nice road bike, (it's a real rim bender) but it was perfect for my Bianchi Urban Assault Vehicle.
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Old 05-24-19, 10:39 AM
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It's been monsoon season on the midwest so I've been riding my 1982 Trek 720 a fair bit as it has fenders. I like the bike a lot and rode a 1983 Trek 720 across the country (Seattle to Boston) in '97. It is a long wheelbase bike. It is comfortable as heck for a long day in the saddle but it is not the most nimble bike I've ever ridden. It rides very, well once you load it down which is what it was designed to do.

I took it on a 32 mile ride the other day that has a fair number of rollers so it's a fun ride:


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Old 05-24-19, 07:19 PM
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Old 05-25-19, 06:01 AM
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Is your secret destination is so beautiful you don't want anybody else to know about it?
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Old 05-25-19, 06:24 AM
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Magic Mooney Miles. Virginia is incredible this time of year...

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Old 05-25-19, 09:06 AM
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Zierikzee (NL) with the Fausto Coppi. Last of the steel breed.
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Old 05-25-19, 09:10 AM
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Race weekend in concord nc

This weekend is the NASCAR Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (which is actually in Concord NC). It's race-theme everywhere near my area. It's getting up to 94 degrees today, so went out early. Took the '85 Cannondale today.
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Old 05-25-19, 09:25 AM
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Magic Mooney Miles. Virginia is incredible this time of year...

Oof! Hot Bike!
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First time out on my Frejus Tour de France, an easy shakedown ride up the North Shore a bit. Probably the first time the bike has been ridden in 20-30 years.


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First time out on my Frejus Tour de France, an easy shakedown ride up the North Shore a bit. Probably the first time the bike has been ridden in 20-30 years.


Awesome bike. I like the emperors red bar tape and hoods...
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Old 05-25-19, 11:02 PM
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McKenzie Pass with @Andy_K, @aggiegrads and aggiegrads son. A few miles out of town the road is closed to all except bikes this time of year.

Starting out on a "false level" - we're actually climbing a 2-3% grade at this point:




It only looks like this in a few sections, but it's an impressive backdrop for pictures:



Sunny at the start, heading west and climbing from Sisters it got overcast, darker, windier, and colder.

Proof we made it.

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Old 05-26-19, 06:32 AM
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BIKEMIG you mentioned riding across the country reminded my my friend Roy Traderhorn as a kid rode from Los Angeles to Binghamton NY in 1956 or 57 . We were best friends for our growing up years in Binghamton and rode bikes everywhere. He just showed up at our door one day that summer and stayed with family and us for a month. He flew back to LA but did it again two years later. I have no ides what kind of bike he was on but he mentioned he was on a LA bike club team.
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Nice 40 mile ride along the Bay Area Peninsula on Saturday. 1961 Rene Herse shown near Crystal Springs, a scenic reservoir which holds water coming all the way from the Sierras.

It took me a few rides to get the old five speed Cyclo derailleur gear system dialed in. I played with different freewheels, had to do some cleaning and lubrication, and had to get used to pulling the continuous-cable shift lever towards me when shifting to smaller freewheel cogs. But have to say I'm now very impressed with this classic derailleur system (earliest versions introduced in the 1920s!). The five-speed Cyclo version shifts very consistently and reliably over a 14-17-20-25-30 tooth freewheel, and gives a wide gear capacity that has made this old bike very versatile and fun even on long hilly rides.


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Old 05-27-19, 05:22 AM
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Took a trip to Carr Pond in Rhode Island today. The Midwesterner in me is very confused that New Englanders seem to have an aversion to the word lake. Either way, it was absolutely beautiful!


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Old 05-27-19, 08:10 AM
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Went for a real quick spin to the local park and back, before the temps soar to 94 in the shade....

7.50 miles in 30:13 including some short, but nasty hills, but like the "little engine that could" I had no trouble making it up them.



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