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03-07-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By Kabuki12

I have only one B17 and the rest of my Brooks are...

I have only one B17 and the rest of my Brooks are Pro . The B17 is a newer saddle with the small nickel rivets and my pro saddles are well broken in and cared for seventies vintage. I don’t ride...
03-07-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 659
Posted By Hobbiano

On my bikes, I find that unless I have the nose...

On my bikes, I find that unless I have the nose tilted up slightly, I find I'm sliding forward and that causes me to put more weight on the handlebars, resulting in numb hands after a while.
03-04-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By T-Mar

To be a Nieuport triplane it would require a fork...

To be a Nieuport triplane it would require a fork crown like this...
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03-04-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 60,423
Views: 9,021,854
Posted By Andy_K

https://portland.craigslist.org/grg/bik/d/underwoo...

https://portland.craigslist.org/grg/bik/d/underwood-jim-merz-touring-bike/7286007589.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00D0D_678JOXfyYMXz_0CI0pO_1200x900.jpg

Must be asking extra for the...
03-04-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By randyjawa

Ha! The OP thinks that he or she has to slow...

Ha! The OP thinks that he or she has to slow down. Me too......
03-04-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 18,328
Posted By Velo Mule

I agree. I think it is because the are a great...

I agree. I think it is because the are a great span of different bikes and it is not a thread for a specific, other than color, bike. There are so, many bikes here that a great to look at, that I...
03-04-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By phenry24

Thanks for asking, I did and then some. Tax...

Thanks for asking, I did and then some. Tax return season may as well be known as Christmas 2.0
03-04-21, 03:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 510
Posted By jdawginsc

Better to use the compulsion to spend money on...

Better to use the compulsion to spend money on some bike parts that will be used rather than hoarded! Iím in a decent place so it doesnít hurt that bad!
03-03-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 510
Posted By jdawginsc

The great bike refresh and giveaway thread

Some of you may have read I decided to make my addiction work for my students at an inner city high school that was hit hard by various catastrophes. My kids donít really have much.

...So, we...
03-01-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By gugie

I love Jack Browns, they're the same casing as RH...

I love Jack Browns, they're the same casing as RH tires, and weigh almost exactly the difference between 32 and 35mm Rene Herse offerings. I have them on my Grander Sportier with fenders. Early 70's...
03-01-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By gugie

Yup, but without fenders. ...

Yup, but without fenders.

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I tried them with fenders, very...
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By Insidious C.

Looks like a Viner Record. Brochure does not show...

Looks like a Viner Record. Brochure does not show slotted BB shell but that is also typical Viner (except Professional).
...
02-25-21, 01:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,068
Posted By brixxton

Cheers!!

Never to proud to take advice and never to old for new tricks.
Growing up in London it wasn't a good night until you had at least seven pints under your belt. Not forgetting to leave room for the...
02-24-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By lasauge

We have two ears to hear with and only one mouth...

We have two ears to hear with and only one mouth to speak with - but ten fingers with which to fondle our keyboards!
02-22-21, 02:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,438
Posted By Brad L

I got my first vaccination on Feb. 6th and will...

I got my first vaccination on Feb. 6th and will be getting the second this Saturday. I had yet another round of radiation this past January for yet another round of an aggressive squamous cell...
02-21-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,438
Posted By bikingshearer

But it's a dry heat. Dry and desiccating....

But it's a dry heat. Dry and desiccating. :rolleyes:

I grew up in Livermore. which is just over the hill from Tracy, so I know about inland California hot. Not as hot as Bakersfield or Redding,...
02-21-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,438
Posted By Bad Lag

To me, the green California Live Oaks against the...

To me, the green California Live Oaks against the grassy, yellow hillsides is the very definition of the California landscape. Wild flowers are wonderful and the greenery is great but I love the...
02-17-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 73,554
Posted By CAT7RDR

Forced myself over to Turnbull Cyn for some...

Forced myself over to Turnbull Cyn for some repeats. Nice partly cloudy day in the 60's. Saw a couple dozen riders today and a few I passed a few times as they were into repeats.
Rear tire tread is...
02-17-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By gugie

You might get a set of vinage MAFAC cantilevers...

You might get a set of vinage MAFAC cantilevers to work. I've found the extra adjustability in them sometimes helps.

The major advantages of going to 700c are the larger selection of quality...
02-17-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,438
Posted By rccardr

...and in 2017: ...

...and in 2017:

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02-17-21, 03:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By Kabuki12

It looks like your pads are at their limit now....

It looks like your pads are at their limit now. Not much chance of getting 700’s on there if those in the photo are 27”. I have a few bikes with 27” wheels and don’t mind them. Just roll with the...
02-17-21, 02:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 472
Posted By randyjawa

I am a Universal fan also, but mostly because...

I am a Universal fan also, but mostly because they are what was originally fitted to the bike in question. The levers are of poor design considering all of us idiots who seem to think it a good idea...
02-16-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 73,554
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Solo Night ride in Covina. Low of 50, average of...

Solo Night ride in Covina. Low of 50, average of 53 but sure didn't feel that cool out there.
02-16-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,438
Posted By mhespenheide

Well, having moved away from that area this past...

Well, having moved away from that area this past August (and having missed out on the 2020 ride, naturally), I'm trying to move back. If I get back there and am vaccinated, I'll be at the ride. ...
02-16-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 472
Posted By Kabuki12

If I have hoods that fit I put them on . I think...

If I have hoods that fit I put them on . I think it gives a more finished look. That being said, I have a few bikes without hoods and it really doesn't bother me. I like the Universal Levers evan...
02-15-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,438
Posted By Straightblock

I'm 65 and I got my second vaccination last week....

I'm 65 and I got my second vaccination last week. Assuming infection numbers drop considerably and the vaccines are effective against the variants, I'm 51% confident the event will happen this fall....
02-15-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 472
Posted By SurferRosa

I try to put Rustines on everything down here in...

I try to put Rustines on everything down here in the hood.
02-15-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 73,554
Posted By Eric F

Yesterday's ride ended up being not at all what I...

Yesterday's ride ended up being not at all what I intended when I left the house. My first thought was to just roll some easy laps around the Rose Bowl loop and head home. However, the headwind on...
02-15-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,438
Posted By bikingshearer

Since I'm only 63:rolleyes:, I have no idea when...

Since I'm only 63:rolleyes:, I have no idea when the vaccine will be available to me. That's not a complaint, just a statement of reality. My turn will come, and most likely before September.

I...
02-15-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,438
Posted By Kabuki12

I really want this event to happen and I think...

I really want this event to happen and I think September is enough time to get us vaccinated if a what gugie says is true and we get the shots. When I was grade school age I got polio vaccine at...
02-14-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,438
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I don't know if I'm ready for optimism yet. ...

I don't know if I'm ready for optimism yet.

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02-14-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,438
Posted By joesch

Same assumptions and hopes for me

Same assumptions and hopes for me
02-14-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,438
Posted By rccardr

No big surprise, surely. Have been waiting for...

No big surprise, surely. Have been waiting for this announcement.
As long as we are assuming, will also assume that Thunder Ridge in May will be canceled or rescheduled.
At my age, will be...
02-14-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,438
Posted By ooga-booga

cambria? central coast cycling? very little...

cambria? central coast cycling? very little disagreeable cycling within the general paso robles-cambria-san luis obispo triangle.
mixed with the generally lowish traffic in the region, you could do...
02-13-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 73,554
Posted By burritos

Deer Creek Loop in Sanmos. 47 mi 4900 ft of...

Deer Creek Loop in Sanmos. 47 mi 4900 ft of climbing. Been doing more mountain biking of late and less road cycling. I have to admit, I bonked pretty hard on this ride. I think I need to stick to the...
02-13-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,438
Posted By gugie

I assume they think that pretty much everyone...

I assume they think that pretty much everyone that wants a vaccine will have had their tranch + 2-3 weeks for effectiveness.

I'm assuming that if you've paid up for the 2020 event, it'll be good...
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By Texpe

I have the formula to repaint in legnano

And Freud lizard green found it on a moto guzzi site as they had that color one year
Replies: 43
Views: 1,746
Posted By TugaDude

I really don't get why you seem so offended. We...

I really don't get why you seem so offended. We have a right to speak our minds. Period. So long as we are not using profanity or outright attacking someone, we have the right to say we don't...
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By randyjawa

If I were to purchase the bike at the OP's price,...

If I were to purchase the bike at the OP's price, I would already own it. Were I to offer the bike for sale,$700.00 would be my target and I would most likely get that amount. I did for this one......
Replies: 43
Views: 1,746
Posted By hazetguy

you must be new here. op only comes to BF to...

you must be new here.
op only comes to BF to gather bits of info for his sales listings on other platforms, and doesn't even bother to pay the pittance to be able to sell the bikes he finds, to bike...
02-13-21, 01:29 AM
Replies: 956
Views: 73,554
Posted By Eric F

The loop of Rose Bowl-So Pasadena-Huntington...

The loop of Rose Bowl-So Pasadena-Huntington Dr.-Sierra Madre has been the basis of a significant part of my riding since I became a roadie in the late '90s. Most often, the loop gets extended east...
02-12-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 73,554
Posted By 2seven0

Got out early & got drizzled on a bit. Stopped...

Got out early & got drizzled on a bit. Stopped at my shop to dry off & wait out the rain. Had a hot mug of veggie juice. Headed out when the clouds cleared @ 9 up the SGRT to & around the Santa Fe...
Replies: 43
Views: 1,746
Posted By Charliekeet

:foo: Seriously? From the eBay ad: "THIS...

:foo:
Seriously?

From the eBay ad: "THIS IS A GREAT LOOKING BIKE (It has obviously been in storage for years & needs a good wash!)" For $400, why don't YOU give it a wash, and maybe some cheap...
02-11-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 73,554
Posted By Medium Size Dog

Did the Rose Bowl Retro ride loop yesterday to...

Did the Rose Bowl Retro ride loop yesterday to find out what it's like. Plan to join it on one of these upcoming scheduled Sundays. Mostly level with the gradual climb from Arcadia to Sierra Madre.
02-10-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 956
Views: 73,554
Posted By UCantTouchThis

23 Miles tonight in Covina. Cool 43 degrees but...

23 Miles tonight in Covina. Cool 43 degrees but didn't feel too cold after the first 5 miles. :thumb:
02-09-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 73,554
Posted By TakingMyTime

36 miles with a couple of friends. Started in...

36 miles with a couple of friends. Started in HB, rode down the Newport Beach peninsula and took the ferry to Balboa Island and then a trip around the Newport Back Bay. We returned the way we came,...
02-08-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 956
Views: 73,554
Posted By Eric F

Saturday...Griffith Park-->Hansen Dam-->Kagel...

Saturday...Griffith Park-->Hansen Dam-->Kagel Canyon/Lopez Canyon loop-->Montrose. 61+ miles total. This is my longest ride since returning to the bike a little more than a year ago....
Replies: 48
Views: 2,078
Posted By merziac

mech986 Sorry for the late reply, glad you...

mech986

Sorry for the late reply, glad you asked but......

No electro repair skills, couldn't get them to stick aside from a little soldering and pathetic multimeter skills from being an...
02-07-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 46,588
Posted By giffenf

Wish I could have been there, but I had a band...

Wish I could have been there, but I had a band rehearsal, and it was at my house, so I kinda had to be there. Got new tires, a new chain, and new brake pads on the Centurion (still have most of the...
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