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Road Cycling ďIt is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 12-30-22, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I want to know whatís going on with the bushes.
is that you @Velo Vol?
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Old 12-30-22, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
is that you @Velo Vol?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
is that you @Velo Vol?

I didnít know I was complaining about winter.
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Wow, a barn burner in El Paso!
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
A friend posted this on Facebook today. He thought it was my birthday. . From the bike, a Viner Stella Pro, it would be 1984 or 1985. So much going on in this pic. Tubulars. Brancali helmet, t-shirt, Silca pump, etc.


Nice! I used to ride in a cotton t-shirt and a helmet like that, but my spare tubular was folded tighter and in a sock and my Silca matched the frame color.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I want to know whatís going on with the bushes.
They're "calving" off the hedge like icebergs off a glacier. Next question please.
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Old 12-30-22, 05:30 PM
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Speaking of cars, we had a Saturn scare yesterday. It would not start. It cranked and cranked but would not catch. It had gone below freezing and there was only 1 gallon of fuel in the tank, so I got a ride to work from mrs datlas and a ride home from daughter #1. When I got home, I tried to crank it and it still would not catch, but I tried the "cold flood start" trick (accelerator to the floor) and it started right up. I filled the fuel tank and it worked fine this morning. My best guess is there was a smidge of (frozen) water in the fuel system that caused the problem.

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Exactly this - why I was always warned to not let the tank get too low on an outside car in NY.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Nice! I used to ride in a cotton t-shirt and a helmet like that, but my spare tubular was folded tighter and in a sock and my Silca matched the frame color.
Fancy!

Was your tubular/sock attached with a leather toe strap?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
You own a vehicle that doesnít start with a P?



I had no idea. Mind officially blown. Iím gunna go stair at a wall now.
Indeed I do. Thatís what hauls the bikes and all the Home Depot type stuff. Iíve actually had a Jeep Wrangler of some type since 2012.

I actually owned a Mazda as well until I signed the title over to my son just this past Tuesday.
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Old 12-30-22, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Exactly this - why I was always warned to not let the tank get too low on an outside car in NY.
I'd be curious to hear the theory on this.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Nice! I used to ride in a cotton t-shirt and a helmet like that, but my spare tubular was folded tighter and in a sock and my Silca matched the frame color.
Early helmet adopters! I didnít own a helmet till the kids started riding with me in the Ď00s..
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I want to know whatís going on with the bushes.
There must have been one hell of a bustle in that hedgerow at some point.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Fancy!

Was your tubular/sock attached with a leather toe strap?
Of course, but a leather one, not one of the Alfredo Binda leather-plastic-leather sandwich kind I had on my pedals.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Early helmet adopters! I didnít own a helmet till the kids started riding with me in the Ď00s..
We was racing, man!
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Indeed I do. That’s what hauls the bikes and all the Home Depot type stuff. I’ve actually had a Jeep Wrangler of some type since 2012.

I actually owned a Mazda as well until I signed the title over to my son just this past Tuesday.
I worked at a Jeep dealer from 1989 until 1994. I liked the old Cherokees and almost bought a Commanche pick up with a bad transmission which was traded in. I bailed when I found out what the transmission was going to cost. I was shocked.

Just remembered I had a Grand Wagoneer a few years later.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
There must have been one hell of a bustle in that hedgerow at some point.
Cheesecake recipe: https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/so...5-06c182d3134a

Had no idea it is a Pillsbury recipe.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
There must have been one hell of a bustle in that hedgerow at some point.
Don't be alarmed now.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Cheesecake recipe: https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/so...5-06c182d3134a

Had no idea it is a Pillsbury recipe.
Danke!
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Originally Posted by big john
I worked at a Jeep dealer from 1989 until 1994. I liked the old Cherokees and almost bought a Commanche pick up with a bad transmission which was traded in. I bailed when I found out what the transmission was going to cost. I was shocked.
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We had a Grand Cherokee at one time. It was reliable, but there were things I didnít like about it. Iíve enjoyed the Wranglers.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Next question on Mrs. Peel (the Lotus Supreme I just did the bar wrap on) - how far do I go for authenticity? Originally, it came with a brown suede Kashimax Super Pro saddle. I found one on Ebay for twice what I paid for the bike! And I ain't gonna pay that kind of money for something I might hate. Here's a pic from the 1981 Lotus catalog - not in Navy like mine, but in the other color, which they called "Violet" "Lotus Pink".




BUT, the saddles are similar to the old San Marco Concor, which I can find new in brown smooth leather, or used in brown suede. The current saddle is a Concor derivative, which I got to replace the Concor Superleggera that I got with the bike, but one of the solid aluminum rails broke (apparently how these meet their demise). I think a new brown Concor would look sweet!

Decisions, decisions....
I'd probably YOLO and not stay very period correct:



only $158 at Excel
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More realistically I'd probably just go the frugal route and not stay period correct...meh, close enough.

https://www.modernbike.com/product-2126250165

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Hmmm, now I'm thinking I need one of these on the Basso, even though there's only 2 triangles that kinda match the green, and 2 that are vaguely reminiscent of the orange

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I'd probably YOLO and not stay very period correct:



only $158 at Excel
I got the Concor like the pic I posted. I know I can ride that. I've never tried a Flite, and the Concor was $50 cheaper.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
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We had a Grand Cherokee at one time. It was reliable, but there were things I didnít like about it. Iíve enjoyed the Wranglers.
It was a different animal than the Cherokee. In the 70s there was a big Cherokee the same body as the Grand Wagoneer except it was a 2 door.

The thing I had was lifted and on 33 inch tires. With 2.74 gears it could cruise 65mph in second gear. Gas mileage was abysmal but people will get out of your way. I used it like a truck and did some 4 wheelin' with it. We used it to get our Christmas trees in the mountains. Just buy a $2 permit and cut any tree with a blue marker. Also used it to fetch firewood.
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Originally Posted by big john
I'd be curious to hear the theory on this.
All the theory I have is that - some condensation freezes and the fuel is blocked until it thaws. I can't speak to accuracy, but a friend of mine had those exact symptoms in upstate NY with a mostly-empty tank parked outside on a deeply sub-freezing day.
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