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Old 08-02-19, 12:04 AM
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Originally Posted by thinktubes
Did 73 miles up to Lake Bluff. Another Bright July day with temps in the 90s.



Recent changed the stem from a 120 to a 130. I got this Nitto/Specialized stem in 1994. It was on a $5 franken bike I got at a police auction. It's been on at least 5 other bikes prior to this.

thought I'd pull up yours for a color comparison. Which is almost never accurate 'taken in the wild' shots.
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Originally Posted by Vonruden
Stress relief




I absolutely love the fact that you ride that - and in such stylin' shoes

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Originally Posted by Vonruden
Stress relief

Maaaaahhvelous, to see it out and rolling!
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Old 08-02-19, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
Inspired by the pics of @thinktube's lovely orange Schwinn
Ha, I had forgotten I had an account here. Thanks for the accidental reminder to check out some pretty bikes.
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Only 10.5 miles, (getting hot already) to exchange books at the little sidewalk library on White Oak in Northridge, CA. Rode the '78 Super Course, nice ride, hot or not. Dropped off 3 books, brought home 2.

Little red box is the little sidewalk library.

Saw some pretty flowers along the way.

My $20 CL find. Fun bike.
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Originally Posted by Slightspeed
Only 10.5 miles, (getting hot already) to exchange books at the little sidewalk library on White Oak in Northridge, CA. Rode the '78 Super Course, nice ride, hot or not. Dropped off 3 books, brought home 2.

Little red box is the little sidewalk library.

Saw some pretty flowers along the way.

My $20 CL find. Fun bike.
Sweet! Love me a gold bike!
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Originally Posted by Sir_Name










Great pictures. The old bridge looks a bit like the one across the Ventura River, just above the estuary. I did not get a bike picture there, it's still an active Amtrack crossing.

I tried a b/w filter for a vintage look.

Another angle, ocean and estuary to the left.

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Originally Posted by think
Ha, I had forgotten I had an account here. Thanks for the accidental reminder to check out some pretty bikes.
Hang, it can be fun/motivating/exciting/relaxing/healthy/social/etc.

Got bikes? 10 posts to show them babies.



Haha.... Your other Forum.....Sucks..... (maybe)
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Garbage and recycle day. Cruising. Nice fence.
Weather has been wonderful.



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More from My Morning Commute

I can't believe how nice it has been this week. I rode, Every. Single. Day. Leaving early allows me to explore and find new angles to photograph, and I arrive at work invigorated. Here are a couple new shots of the Saint Paul Riverfront:






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Old 08-03-19, 11:13 AM
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Lots of great ride pics going up here!

I managed to get in 32.36 miles on the Masi this morning. Raced home because I had lots to do and also because they were predicting rain (which has not eventuated yet).

Crossing the Concord River:
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Old 08-03-19, 11:35 AM
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@DQRider awesome pics from your ride
@jimmuller sweet red Masi

Quick 23 miles with a buddy


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Originally Posted by malcala622
@DQRider awesome pics from your ride
@jimmuller sweet red Masi

Quick 23 miles with a bud...

Thanks. Where was your ride and what do you use to track the distance? I usually track mine with either a "computer" on the bike or by my fipbit reading GPS on my smarffone.
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Thanks. Where was your ride and what do you use to track the distance? I usually track mine with either a "computer" on the bike or by my fipbit reading GPS on my smarffone.
I have a cateye on my bike but also use MapmyRide on my phone in airplane mode. I dont have unlimited data.
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Originally Posted by malcala622
I have a cateye on my bike but also use MapmyRide on my phone in airplane mode. I dont have unlimited data.
Im pretty sure I rode past you guys in the opposite direction.

https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3707055226

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@Manny66 Sweet Concorde. Yeah most likely we did. Seems that you went to the end to end on the San Gabriel trail.

Tomorrow in pasadena we may meet.
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Originally Posted by malcala622
@Manny66 Sweet Concorde. Yeah most likely we did. Seems that you went to the end to end on the San Gabriel trail.

Tomorrow in pasadena we may meet.
For sure, I will be there on my old Windsor.
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For sure, I will be there on my old Windsor.
Ill be riding my Bottecchia
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Swung by the Chicago Botanic Garden, one of my semi-regular rides.

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Originally Posted by DQRider
I can't believe how nice it has been this week. I rode, Every. Single. Day. Leaving early allows me to explore and find new angles to photograph, and I arrive at work invigorated. Here are a couple new shots of the Saint Paul Riverfront:
@DQRider you always have such amazing pictures.

Today I took a 50 mile tour of some local forest preserves. I'm always looking for some nice places to go camping, and I ended up finding a little spot that looks absolutely wonderful.

I used to ride around the south side of Rockford a lot before my last move. One of my favourite places was the Buddhist temple that is just south of a forest preserve.

What a beautiful day on a bike.



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Rode down to Stan Sayres Memorial Park to watch the Seattle Seafair hydroplane races. Haven't seen them on Lake Washington since I was a kid. They even had some vintage boats out, too. Got in free of charge with my retired military ID, and I even found a $10 bill on the way out at the conclusion of the event. A nice day out!

















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Sunday August 4th Iron Horse Trail

28.5 miles on the Iron Horse Trail between Walnut Creek and San Ramon, CA. No bragging rights for mileage but it's the most miles I've put on in a long time plus plus the weather was ~90.

Heading south with a tail wind, I was in the highest gears. The headwind coming back was a killer for the first 6-7 miles.

We've had cloudless skies for the past week so perfect riding weather.

I had my 1988 Bianchi Giro out for the last several days. It's been a garage queen for 5-6 years. I bought it in 2007 and it was my first Bianchi, I didn't know what I had until I did some research - mid range model.

The bike was like new and couldn't have had more than 50 miles on it. It has a last generation 1988 Campy Victory gruppo.

2007 eBay picture:



After I set it up for myself



I went through the whole bike when I got it, switched the 53-42 chainrings to 51-36 and the 6 speed Shimano 600 FW from 13-26 to 13-28. The bike fits me perfect and handles great but it's made of Columbus Formula Two so the ride isn't as smooth as most of my other bikes (rides like a truck). Also, it came with Specialized Armadillo tires which didn't help. Pasela Tourguards made a big difference.

Columbus Formula Two tubing is a mystery. The bike takes a 27.2mm seatpost and it's been rumored to have been a mix of SL & SP tubes. My guess is that the frame is made of any pipe Bianchi had sitting on the shelf.




One other thing, It had 1st generation Campagnolo Syncro shifters. I spent a whole Saturday afternoon trying to get them to index reliably. My experiments included 2 Campy approved chains, 3 different approved freewheels and 3 different versions of Syncro levers plus all the different colored "tooth boss collars".

1st generation Syncro levers.



The problem was I couldn't index repeatedly on the stand no matter what I tried so how would it work on the road? No match for Shimano SIS!

I ended up neutering the 2nd generation levers: took out all of the guts because it wouldn't even friction shift smoothly. Now it works great.

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Interesting to see a 1988 Giro. I have a 1989 and it's a totally different beast.

The '89 has SLX and I believe Athena components. What a difference a year makes...

Chicago gangway shot:

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Getting re-aquainted with A.Singer this morning on the Middle Fork Road. I had forgotten how much I like riding this bike..

A.Singer gets some attention today by NBend, on Flickr
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Getting re-aquainted with A.Singer this morning on the Middle Fork Road. I had forgotten how much I like riding this bike..

A.Singer gets some attention today by NBend, on Flickr
Now that is a beautiful photograph of a lovely bicycle. Nice job... bravo!

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