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09-12-22, 07:31 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

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[QUOTE=motochick;22640445]


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1985 Peugeot PSN10, 650b conversion
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09-10-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By merlinextraligh

Nice bike. We had one that we used as a travel...

Nice bike. We had one that we used as a travel bike for us, and for me to ride with our at the time 10 year old daughter. They are remarkably capable bikes, and the small wheels are strong, and spin...
09-09-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By IPassGas

As a person ages, so does their skin, and saddle...

As a person ages, so does their skin, and saddle sore can become a problem. I had this problem near 55. I made 3 changes since then (not all at once) and have had no problems. Our tour this year was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By willydstyle

Ok but how brutal is it for the stoker when the...

Ok but how brutal is it for the stoker when the pilot farts?
09-08-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 842,442
Posted By mackgoo

Nice bikes, but man are they small.

Nice bikes, but man are they small.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By 2_i

How does a single person operate 3 brakes? ...

How does a single person operate 3 brakes? Incidentally, I have 3 shifters on my Brompton and apparently it is not uncommon to have this many on recumbents.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By willydstyle

The shifting setup on this thing is wild. Am I...

The shifting setup on this thing is wild. Am I seeing correctly that it has a triple chainring, a derailleur cogset, *and* a 3-speed IGH? What's the gear range like? Which shifting mechanism is the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By Pinigis

I have only seen one of these in person, and they...

I have only seen one of these in person, and they are an impressive bike. I would love to have one of these myself.
09-08-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,382
Posted By jethro00

<<I have two sets of bullhorns from a CoMotion if...

<<I have two sets of bullhorns from a CoMotion if want them. $10ea>>
That probably would have worked. Alas, we already bought a new pair for my stoker. Thanks anyway.
09-08-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,593
Posted By merlinextraligh

Heresy. There is only one ďproper methodĒ for...

Heresy. There is only one ďproper methodĒ for starting off on a tandem.😏
09-07-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,805
Posted By Clipped_in

Good on all of you guys/gals that are logging the...

Good on all of you guys/gals that are logging the big miles!!!:thumb:

I'm closing in on turning 60yo in a few months. Full-time career that can be demanding at times. I have been riding for about...
09-07-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By easyupbug

I to am envious of your work. I finally found a...

I to am envious of your work. I finally found a local built Colin Laing my size in Reynolds 753 which the Reynolds Engineers write can not be cold set. It was unridable with a tweaked fork and...
09-06-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By davester

I'm totally with you on #2. Leather saddles, #3....

I'm totally with you on #2. Leather saddles, #3. flat pedals, #5. Big tires, low air pressure, #6. Easy gearing/triple chainring, and #7. Scheduled eating.

I ride Brooks B-17 Imperials on most of...
09-06-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By Fredo76

New wheels

Thanks! I built the frame myself, with Colin Laing, as a senior in high school, long ago.

Check out the Chartreuse Raleigh, too:...
09-06-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By easyupbug

I was on a MTB so it was in the late 80s before...

I was on a MTB so it was in the late 80s before our roads were paved, working long hours only able to ride after dark with the '80s lousy light and came blasting down a decline then over a slight...
09-06-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By rumrunn6

yeah, timing nutrition, strikes a chord w/ me too...

yeah, timing nutrition, strikes a chord w/ me too :thumb:
09-05-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By ofajen

Nice post! Iím also a fan of trying stuff out to...

Nice post! Iím also a fan of trying stuff out to see what works for you.

I switched to flat pedals about six years ago when my kids started to ride more after decades of riding clipped in in some...
09-04-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,519
Posted By rsbob

The best thing I ever did to my ride is putting...

The best thing I ever did to my ride is putting on low gears. Where I would really have to put out the effort to climb, now I can breeze up which saves tons of energy for the rest of the ride. Will...
09-03-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By Wildwood

Good post. As a pavement (and some...

Good post.

As a pavement (and some hardpacked trails) rider, I cannot buy into #3 & #5.
About the only thing I'm doing differently than 35 years ago - instead of cheap tires, now expensive ones....
09-02-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 842,442
Posted By jamesdak

Well I'm at it again. Been keeping an eye out...

Well I'm at it again. Been keeping an eye out for years for the right Peugeot reminiscent of the one I rode in Germany back in the 80s. Finally got this freshly powdercoated and sort of restored...
09-02-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 842,442
Posted By smontanaro

I've got several. I recently took my Griffon to...

I've got several. I recently took my Griffon to Auburn IN for the Classic Bicycles Auburn show.
...
09-02-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By dmwill

What a great post! Thank you for sharing all...

What a great post! Thank you for sharing all that. I would like to subscribe to your ̶n̶e̶w̶s̶l̶e̶t̶t̶e̶r̶ YouTube channel :)

What tires do you run on the Co-Motion?
09-02-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By easyupbug

Near Tucson I strongly agree with #2, #4 but...

Near Tucson I strongly agree with #2, #4 but 160mm & #5 and disagree strongly with #9 having had an ugly painful episode finding myself in the middle of a very nasty javelina herd and for the past...
09-01-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By rsbob

30 years ago I wish I had picked up books on...

30 years ago I wish I had picked up books on cycling and specifically training. I was always a strong recreational rider, but never ‘trained’ just rode hard and did centuries. If I had learned how...
08-31-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Wonderful illustration of "everyone's different."...

Wonderful illustration of "everyone's different." I've been riding since 6, when I rode back and forth to school in Fairbanks, but only on dry streets. Always had a bike and rode lots. At 77, I only...
08-30-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been riding nearly as long as you. First...

I've been riding nearly as long as you. First bike at 7. Real riding starting at 11. Adding derailleurs to my 3-speed. Peugeot UO-8 at 13. No car, all bikes until my 30s with 3 years of living...
08-27-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By Fredo76

I'm learning some new things the second time...

I'm learning some new things the second time around, myself.

Your #1 is very intriguing.

My #2 would be a Selle SMP TRK, but I would like to try an Anatomica.

I am making do with 28mm tires...
08-27-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By Helderberg

For me, it would be your #2 and #4. I would also...

For me, it would be your #2 and #4. I would also add that doing what works for you as opposed to what is the expert opinion of what is right. I have to configure my bike to be comfortable/rideable...
08-23-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By downtube42

Free in terms of money, but not in terms of space...

Free in terms of money, but not in terms of space and your time. The latter is the most valuable thing you have; far more valuable than money. Having said that, if spending your life this way is...
08-23-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Lbxpdx

Itís starting to look a little ridiculous

So I think Iíve bought 11 bikes in the last month, and Iíve only sold 3. Iíve obviously a problem(preference) for late 80ís/early 90ís MTBís. Non of these have cost me more than $150, most much...
08-05-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 842,442
Posted By jamesdak

This is the latest one to make it into my stable....

This is the latest one to make it into my stable. Actually been working on still downsizing but this was too good to pass up. Felt great on it's first ride under me and I'll be taking it back out...
08-05-22, 01:30 AM
Replies: 10,358
Views: 1,324,387
Posted By madpogue

Check out a cover of "Because the Night" by...

Check out a cover of "Because the Night" by Garbage and the Screaming Females.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOmKGjy-Ct0
Marissa, the SF guitar player, plays lead (and splits vocals with...
07-29-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 469
Posted By nlerner

Have you checked the alignment of the RD hanger?...

Have you checked the alignment of the RD hanger? I have found that by eye they might look straight but it only takes a degree or two off to affect index shifting.
07-27-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 842,442
Posted By mackgoo

Who's that hiding? ...

Who's that hiding?
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The Rooster.
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07-13-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 897
Posted By Drillium Dude

AZ thermometer readings currently dictate...

AZ thermometer readings currently dictate beginning rides at the ever-popular Crack of Dawn, or the less-popular-but-much-more-inspiring Witching Hour. Full moons are a bonus :)

Since I'm gonna be...
07-01-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,698
Posted By Classtime

I think EroicaCa in 2016? 130+ on my 82 Medici...

I think EroicaCa in 2016? 130+ on my 82 Medici Pro Strada.
...
07-01-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,698
Posted By cb400bill

I did a Century on my long gone C&V Centurion...

I did a Century on my long gone C&V Centurion Semi Pro.

Pic of bike but not from that day.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Jxlj9hbZ0tA/T_81PNf71YI/AAAAAAAAEOE/gHaNtM_o0Tc/s1152/DSCF6017.JPG
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06-30-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 909
Posted By stardognine

Ooh, I hate goatheads, lol. I haven't really seen...

Ooh, I hate goatheads, lol. I haven't really seen any in awhile now, but sure grew to hate 'em, in Arizona. 😵

Here in Northern California, they have something called star thistles, that are way...
06-23-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 842,442
Posted By tjfastback66

Freshly restored 1981 Univega Specialissima...

Freshly restored 1981 Univega Specialissima terrific ride.

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Yep I know the...
06-20-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By RustyJames

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06-18-22, 10:01 AM
06-17-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By gugie

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06-17-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By obrentharris

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Brent
06-17-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By zandoval

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06-17-22, 03:03 PM
06-17-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By northbend

Neat story. Appreciate you sharing it here. You...

Neat story. Appreciate you sharing it here. You are obviously the person that bike was meant to be passed onto.
It does reinforce / confirm how my mindset is changing as I get older.
I want the...
06-17-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By poprad

Thank you for sharing this story with us, that...

Thank you for sharing this story with us, that was really well written and enjoyable to read. You have a flair for this...
06-17-22, 12:17 PM
06-17-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By gugie

Yeah, not to proud to admit the same.

Yeah, not to proud to admit the same.
06-17-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By bamboobike4

If not you, then who? Meant in a good way. ...

If not you, then who? Meant in a good way.
Things align. People create our stories; and we act in them.

I think he knew, and then the couple knew, and it was.
You are likely crafting someone...
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