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10-15-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 489
Posted By Cougrrcj

I stop at all stop signs and red traffic lights. ...

I stop at all stop signs and red traffic lights.

Now rest breaks are a different matter. Generally, every hour- to hour-and-a-half (16-25 miles), and only for five- to ten minutes. Eat an apple...
10-13-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 605
Posted By Cougrrcj

Waaaay back in the early '70s, I rode my Sears...

Waaaay back in the early '70s, I rode my Sears IGH 3-speed to High School swim practice. Swimming was a Winter semester sport. Our school didn't have a pool, so we used the local YMCA pool. BUT...
10-10-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,838
Posted By Cougrrcj

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My family's Norwegian Spice Cookies...
10-02-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 657
Posted By Cougrrcj

Magnifico! My size, too. BUT, Both my...

Magnifico! My size, too. BUT, Both my 'aero-belly' Clyde-ish self and my riding style are not worthy of such a machine because I'd have to fit barcons (Campy of course)... AND I'm sure it is...
10-01-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,413
Posted By Cougrrcj

With that old Fuji I can... :D

With that old Fuji I can... :D
10-01-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By Cougrrcj

Yep, that's the 'secret' when using non-hooked...

Yep, that's the 'secret' when using non-hooked rims.
09-30-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,413
Posted By Cougrrcj

My old '75 Fuji S-10S - is easily ridden 'no...

My old '75 Fuji S-10S - is easily ridden 'no hands' due to long-ish wheelbase, slack angles and low trail fork. The '86 Miyata 710 is a bit more 'twitchy', but it can still be done... IF I ride...
09-30-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 654
Posted By Cougrrcj

Impressive mileage numbers for your age! I...

Impressive mileage numbers for your age!

I did the bulk of my riding back in my late teens/early twenties. Lately, I'm doing good to get 1.5-2.5k miles/year, when at my prime I was doing that in...
Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,653
Posted By Cougrrcj

I CAN do that in my ridewithgps account - break...

I CAN do that in my ridewithgps account - break it down into user-specified/highlighted segments - I can do so myself since it is my file, but I have my route file listed as 'private'. I'm afraid...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Cougrrcj

Yes, back 45years ago when I was at Ohio State,...

Yes, back 45years ago when I was at Ohio State, the OSU cycling club did a three-day weekend ride to Yellow Springs/Kettering, then north to Bellfontaine, and back to campus... Obviously I survived...
09-18-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 698
Posted By Cougrrcj

Interesting that you bring this up. My old '75...

Interesting that you bring this up. My old '75 Fuji S-10S came with a 3-pin Sugino Maxy crank with oddball chainrings - 39/51. With the standard SunTour 14-28 five speed freewheel, there were NO...
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,653
Posted By Cougrrcj

POO. Yeah, I need a better name/acronym than that...

POO. Yeah, I need a better name/acronym than that - but it is somehow fitting...

Sandusky Bay Bridge -- Maybe use Uber/Lyft across????
09-17-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By Cougrrcj

7/8" tires are VERY skinny for a '70s bike. ...

7/8" tires are VERY skinny for a '70s bike. Originally, your Sports 10 would have had 27x1-1/4 tires. (or 32mm if you think Metric.) 1-1/8"=28mm, 1"=25mm, 7/8"=23mm.
The Sports 10 was Fuji's...
09-13-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,838
Posted By Cougrrcj

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09-13-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,270
Posted By Cougrrcj

Short answer - NO! Somewhat longer answer -...

Short answer - NO!

Somewhat longer answer - I bought my '75 Fuji new (in Oct '76) for less than $200 Yes, that'd be higher in 'today dollars', but still... I still have yet to pay more than $160...
09-07-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,378
Posted By Cougrrcj

I had a drawer full of cycling jerseys - most...

I had a drawer full of cycling jerseys - most gotten for signing up for charity rides, etc, but a few that I bought outright - including the '50-plus' one that was offered here a few years ago. I...
09-06-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,613
Posted By Cougrrcj

For the sake of random information, the Drag Race...

For the sake of random information, the Drag Race ETs/MPH for my rides pictured above -

74 Camaro with 396+.060 (408inches) - 14.00 @ 110 spinning the tires through the first three gears......
09-04-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 844
Posted By Cougrrcj

Well, I was able to pick up my '86 Miyata 710...

Well, I was able to pick up my '86 Miyata 710 that had languished on the Phoenix Craigslist for several weeks for a screaming deal because it was represented as a 'Miata road bike'... Ya gotta look...
09-04-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,613
Posted By Cougrrcj

Was never a 'sports car' guy, as opposed to a...

Was never a 'sports car' guy, as opposed to a Musclecar / drag racer guy... I had a '74 Camaro with a transplanted BBC...
...
09-04-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,178
Posted By Cougrrcj

And this is why my Luddite self has stuck to...

And this is why my Luddite self has stuck to friction-shifting rear derailleurs on 6-7-speed Freewheels... Double- or triple fiction-shift fronts... My (old) stuff STILL works great,...
09-04-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By Cougrrcj

If'n I didn't already have my 57cm '86 710 (photo...

If'n I didn't already have my 57cm '86 710 (photo at Idaho and US60) that has since been shipped back home to Ohio
...
09-04-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,378
Posted By Cougrrcj

I have moisture-wicking hi-vis T-shirts from...

I have moisture-wicking hi-vis T-shirts from Walmart, and short-inseam hiking shorts (with pockets) worn over my usual underwear briefs that I wear on rides of less than 30 miles or on my work...
08-30-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,549
Posted By Cougrrcj

I had the '76 RD 400C, in green - from '79-82...

I had the '76 RD 400C, in green - from '79-82 when a left-turning cager took me out. RD400 was totalled. Not mine, but pic from the interwebs. Mine wore a square-tube rear rack with adjustable sissy...
08-27-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,554
Posted By Cougrrcj

My '86 Miyata started out at ~23.5 pounds...

My '86 Miyata started out at ~23.5 pounds (catalog weight), but is a bit lighter now due to the upgraded wheelset and lighter tires/tubes I'm sure it is well under 23.0 pounds

( this reminds me...
08-26-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,554
Posted By Cougrrcj

Out in the countryside - without time-killing...

Out in the countryside - without time-killing (and door-to-door ET) average stoplights, you can get away with this... Imagine being stopped at just ONE stoplight for over a minute.

My work...
08-22-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,039
Posted By Cougrrcj

I plead the Fifth... Most are in my...

I plead the Fifth...

Most are in my signature, but others creep in from time-to-time...
Forum: Touring
08-22-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,800
Posted By Cougrrcj

In my 45-years of 'serious cycling', I've NEVER...

In my 45-years of 'serious cycling', I've NEVER had a problem with riding a slightly 'too-tall' frame. BIDT, I was 5'8'-1/2" with a 30" inseam and rode a 23" diamond-frame road bike. My fore-aft...
08-20-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,188
Posted By Cougrrcj

IIRC, that movie still was Hooper showing his...

IIRC, that movie still was Hooper showing his 'Thesher shark scar' - just before Quint stole the scene with his telling of his USS Indianapolis experience...

I swear I'm one of the very few that...
08-18-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,188
Posted By Cougrrcj

IF I were to get a tattoo, it might be something...

IF I were to get a tattoo, it might be something like this...:speedy: --- minus the animation, of course... Maybe 1" x 1-1/2" on the outside my right/(driveside) ankle...

My default comment when...
08-10-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,111
Posted By Cougrrcj

My 12.5- mile commute takes me past a local...

My 12.5- mile commute takes me past a local community college...

One morning a year or so ago, I was stopped at the traffic light at one end of the campus and some cute young little thing had...
08-05-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,213
Posted By Cougrrcj

I commute in my regular work shoes - with laces -...

I commute in my regular work shoes - with laces - 12.5mi each way. Never had a problem with laces getting sucked into the chain...

On longer rides, I still wear my Specialized touring shoes from...
07-28-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,968
Posted By Cougrrcj

I still get a chuckle when buying beer - and the...

I still get a chuckle when buying beer - and the cashier has to verify that I'm over 21... I've taken to saying "Do I get a discount for being three-times the legal (minimum) age?" Or I'll expose...
07-28-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,944
Posted By Cougrrcj

My musical tastes range from Sinatra and Rat Pack...

My musical tastes range from Sinatra and Rat Pack to Pink Floyd, to Southern Rock, to Jazz, Blues, to SoCal Sound (Eagles)... When I'm at Work, I have 'Motown Monday', 'Tuesday Bluesday',...
07-26-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,190
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've nailed one with the car, and missed another...

I've nailed one with the car, and missed another by inches while I was riding my motorcycle at night. That last one REALLY got the adrenaline pumping!!! By the time I saw it standing in the middle...
07-25-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,484
Posted By Cougrrcj

Dad had a 50s vintage Mercury Mark V....

Dad had a 50s vintage Mercury Mark V. water-cooled. 2cyl-2stroke. That went with our 16' sailboat when dad sold it it 1974, and the idiots left it outside in the winter and the lower cracked because...
07-22-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 668
Posted By Cougrrcj

Yep, tires. I couldn't believe the difference...

Yep, tires. I couldn't believe the difference when I swapped tires on my Miyata 710. Yeah, they're 700c, but the point is still valid. When I changed from thick, heavy Vittoria Randonneur to...
07-12-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,399
Posted By Cougrrcj

Positive Waves for your surgery/recovery! ...

Positive Waves for your surgery/recovery!

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Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,118
Posted By Cougrrcj

I have something similar that Nashbar offered...

I have something similar that Nashbar offered probably 35 years ago... Haven't seen another one like it. Aluminum seatpost with a nuckle 'hinge' and an elastomer puck to absorb road...
06-29-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,899
Posted By Cougrrcj

Sorry, but I have to disagree with that... ...

Sorry, but I have to disagree with that...

Here's a bike with 1mm tire clearance AND has tire savers.......
06-29-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,481
Posted By Cougrrcj

Full-size frame pump for me! ...

Full-size frame pump for me!
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I can get 100psi+ any time and every time - even after...
06-10-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,528
Posted By Cougrrcj

I won't even consider those sellers/bikes outside...

I won't even consider those sellers/bikes outside of my price point. So where's the 'crime' that needs the 'price police?

The seller can ASK whatever they want - it all comes down to what I am...
06-06-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By Cougrrcj

No pics of the completed bike - just the 'before'...

No pics of the completed bike - just the 'before' pic and a pile of parts... I had been looking for the dark brown cable housing but couldn't find it. Lots of 'peanutbutter brown'.
...
06-05-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 999
Posted By Cougrrcj

I got pretty much the same reaction in 1980 when...

I got pretty much the same reaction in 1980 when I was 'on tour' from Cleveland OH to Madison WI. I had started my day at 6am-ish outside of Antioch IL near the IL/WI border, north to Muskego (to...
06-05-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By Cougrrcj

Good looking bike! Pretty much how I've...

Good looking bike!

Pretty much how I've finished off my '84 23"(58cm) Univega Grand Tourismo. Same choice of tires, same VO fluted fenders, etc.

Fair price as well

Good luck with the sale! ...
06-05-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,401
Posted By Cougrrcj

AND pressurized aircraft like airliners have a...

AND pressurized aircraft like airliners have a limited lifetime measured in pressurization cycles, not flight hours or any such calendar time. Every flight leg (takeoff/landing) counts against the...
Forum: Touring
06-01-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,957
Posted By Cougrrcj

For handlebar positioning - To me it looks like...

For handlebar positioning - To me it looks like you might want to rotate the bars forward a bit - making the 'drops' angle downward to put less strain on the wrists when in that position. That said,...
05-29-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,126
Posted By Cougrrcj

"How does one find a electrical issue?" "Look...

"How does one find a electrical issue?" "Look for the smoke of the electrons escaping" says my own FoMoCo/ASE Senior Master Tech buddy... No longer a FoMoCo grease monkey, but he keeps current with...
05-29-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,126
Posted By Cougrrcj

I joined BF.net in July 2011, and had my trusty...

I joined BF.net in July 2011, and had my trusty Fuji S-10S as my only bike, so I was still blissfully ignorant of better bikes and the dreaded 'n+1 rule'. Y'all have corrupted me!!! :)
05-29-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,091
Posted By Cougrrcj

Bikes I still have. However, my panniers, and my...

Bikes I still have. However, my panniers, and my seatbag containing all of my bike tools was sold at my parent's garage sale.

I am still pained that I 'gave away' my hand-built custom wheelset...
Forum: Touring
05-28-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,957
Posted By Cougrrcj

Cycle touring isn't racing. No need for...

Cycle touring isn't racing. No need for form-fitting lycra jersey or shorts while on tour - OR going to get groceries.

40+ years ago, I rode many a century ride wearing 'regular' shorts. I...
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