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07-05-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 248
Posted By branko_76

Maintenance guys were cleaning out the basement...

Maintenance guys were cleaning out the basement of a University of Chicago building. I was too enamored with the bike otherwise I would have been neck deep in that dumpster...:D
07-05-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By bikemig

Uo 14 nice bike, end of the line for the UO...

Uo 14

nice bike, end of the line for the UO 8; 9; and 10

its a sturdy bike, good lock up bike, decent tourer with the strong light 99 crank as well
07-01-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,740
Posted By dennis336

Junk miles are when you sign up for a century and...

Junk miles are when you sign up for a century and find out at the end it was, like, 98 miles. So ... you ride around the parking lot for 2 miles so your OCD brain can truthfully say you rode a...
06-30-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By 67tony

rosefarts, I don't know what's funnier...your...

rosefarts, I don't know what's funnier...your mailbox or your name!
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By juvela

----- maybe I could use some of that... ...

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maybe I could use some of that...

me archipelago The Islands Of Langerhans have been acting up of late


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06-28-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,213
Posted By jackbombay

I don't know how long it took you to put this...

I don't know how long it took you to put this list together, but it's amazing, and I can fully appreciate it for it's unvarnished truth and subtle nuance!



Continental or nothing! ;-)
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Wow... I have to say this is one of the coolest...

Wow... I have to say this is one of the coolest bikes I have ever seen. Something about the headtube and fork rake combo is making the inner hipster in me GIDDY!

I would A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y...
06-08-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By BookFinder

I take it and have no problems. My doc says that...

I take it and have no problems. My doc says that if I would lose 20 lbs I could get off the med. So far I've not focused on that, because I figured out experimenting that losing 20 much weight would...
06-04-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 549
Posted By 52telecaster

i need an intervention but this will be a fun...

i need an intervention but this will be a fun bike.
05-27-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,368
Posted By caloso

Check your age group, weight group, and narrow it...

Check your age group, weight group, and narrow it to that day. That sometimes helps.
05-25-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,789
Posted By jackbombay

Thanks! The original seat on the...

Thanks!



The original seat on the bike was a D+ or so, pretty bad for my butt, I went to a shop and they were almost sold out of seats, I knew this one wouldn't be great, but certainly...
05-24-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 82,252
Posted By Mark Isaak

It's not the same color

OldsCOOL, where yours is golden mine is olive.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0115_250a7758b00aecbdfffd4df1ce866a305a5dcdc7.jpg
05-22-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 82,252
Posted By Mark Isaak

What color is that?

oldscool,

what color is that? I have a 1976 Super that I think is very close to that color. But, the lighting in your photo is making it hard to tell. The lighting BTW is very nice. Not a...
05-18-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 647
Posted By jetboy

I am from Oregon - rural as it gets- so I grew up...

I am from Oregon - rural as it gets- so I grew up with hunters and hunting- But frankly, we used guns. As a kid I only hunted grouse with a bow- I had one family friend that hunted deer with a bow,...
05-18-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By Chr0m0ly

It was here, ...

It was here,
https://vintagecannondale.com/catalog/ads/

:thumb: (https://vintagecannondale.com/catalog/ads/)
05-18-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By jlmonte

Bicycling, if memory serves me correctly, would...

Bicycling, if memory serves me correctly, would have a Cannondale crochet glove ad on the back cover of.the magazine. I remember reading about the Cannondale oversized aluminum frame. The ad for the...
05-10-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,171
Posted By ZIPP2001

I was digging out some of my winter gear in May,...

I was digging out some of my winter gear in May, ya this year has started weird.
05-09-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,171
Posted By ZIPP2001

Snow flurries in the morning and snow squalls in...

Snow flurries in the morning and snow squalls in the afternoon with a stinging wind the entire day. So it was off with the fat bike for some fun around the campground and lake area....
05-09-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,171
Posted By rumrunn6

walking w/ Wifey, we just got dark clouds, crazy...

walking w/ Wifey, we just got dark clouds, crazy wind & barely enough snow to see it & feel it on my nose today
04-29-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By Pierce1987

OK so where will the date codes be on. The...

OK so where will the date codes be on. The cranks? What do they look like? The year like ' 67'
04-22-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,752
Posted By qcpmsame

Not sure about the C&V sellers, but local news...

Not sure about the C&V sellers, but local news just had a segment on one shop located near University of South Alabama is selling as fast as they can assemble new bikes, and used are going out the...
04-15-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By Danbianchi881

This is all thanks to Oddjob!!

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04-07-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By peterws

You can always turn sharp left at the first...

You can always turn sharp left at the first opportunity if they look like doin' the same to you . . . .
04-04-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By peterws

Unexpected training for some . . .

Love the hills where I live. Always had hills. So I now head, as do some newly unemployed worthies, for them every day insted of heading doen the cycle track to the Gym. Roads are quiet, cycle...
04-02-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,545
Posted By desconhecido

I'm not sure what to make of this other than that...

I'm not sure what to make of this other than that it reminds me of the scene in "Little Big Man" where Richard Mulligan, as Custer, discusses his gonads. I always enjoyed Mulligan. Guess he did a...
04-02-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,071
Posted By merziac

:popcorn Old school Sugino for 45 years. ...

:popcorn

Old school Sugino for 45 years.

The trick is to finesse it to get ring and cup off without damaging them, the frame, tools or you.

This is where many of us strongly disagree, for me...
03-31-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 741
Posted By zukahn1

I would actually look for a nicer mid level 50's...

I would actually look for a nicer mid level 50's to 70's leather saddle off a lesser or mid level bike with softer steel rails and much less difference to deal with 1 1/8 to 0.81 is easily...
03-31-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,865
Posted By Jack Ryan

Everybody is a little extra tense right now. It...

Everybody is a little extra tense right now. It is GOOD to have someone who really deserves it to let loose on once in a while. He did you a favor. You should make it a standing weekly appointment to...
03-31-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,268
Posted By USAZorro

Those transparent pedals are super light and...

Those transparent pedals are super light and awesome! :innocent:
03-31-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 741
Posted By SJX426

I will hang on to it for you. let me know if you...

I will hang on to it for you. let me know if you go in a different direction.
I was able to find the Brooks one, it is on my Bottecchia. Don't know where the others are. The pic is 6 years old!
03-31-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,268
Posted By Wildwood

I'm sorry...some modern drivetrains are stupid

Not only ugly, but contrived, heavy and fragile.

Derailleur so far offset from axle looks like a poor engineering decision analysis effort, especially given gravel riding and the bumps and...
03-31-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,865
Posted By big john

Having been spat on, hit with unknown liquids,...

Having been spat on, hit with unknown liquids, hit with bottles and cans, hit with a ball of ice, and threatened by all manner of psychopaths I have decided that a little shouting or a few cruel...
03-30-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 741
Posted By SJX426

OldsCOOL Still looking for complete clamp but...

OldsCOOL Still looking for complete clamp but did find this. It measure .,878 in its relaxed state. I can imagine it will nearly fit. The cross bolt was stripped so I tossed it. Why I don't have the...
03-30-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 741
Posted By BFisher

A Schwinn Varsity seatpost is 13/16", or .8125,...

A Schwinn Varsity seatpost is 13/16", or .8125, and necked down to 5/8" at the top. I may have the guts here. I'll look.

I have seat guts to fit a 5/8" neck down. If the Varsity post option works...
03-30-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 741
Posted By SJX426

Will look for it after work. I'll let you know....

Will look for it after work. I'll let you know. It is off some old folding tadem that was only worth junk. The brooks one in the picture (Chrome) was on a 1972 AL post on a Le Champion. It may be the...
03-30-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 741
Posted By USAZorro

I have this, which you're welcome to have for...

I have this, which you're welcome to have for cost of postage if it works. The post only measures 0.625" though. It's about half as old as what you have there (my best guess).

...
03-30-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 741
Posted By gugie

Tidy workshop! Liking it.

Tidy workshop! Liking it.
03-30-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 741
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I have narrowed the rails on a saddle once...

.
...I have narrowed the rails on a saddle once by carefully squeezing the (steel) rails in the jaws of a vise. But it was constructed differently than the saddle you show as a replacement. If you...
03-30-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 741
Posted By SJX426

Would you consider new leather? If so we have...

Would you consider new leather? If so we have resident saddle refitter.
OR one of these with shims.
https://live.staticflickr.com/5545/11886414815_c5c45bf721_z.jpg...
03-29-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,865
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I am a prosecutor and I couldn’t agree with you...

I am a prosecutor and I couldn’t agree with you more.

Having seen what I have seen over the years, I would let this crazy guy go and let nature take her course.
03-29-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,865
Posted By Lazyass

I would have pulled out my frame pump and did to...

I would have pulled out my frame pump and did to him what the Italian pro racer did to Dave in Breaking Away.
03-29-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,865
Posted By bpcyclist

Abusive "Cyclist" On Morning Ride Rant

So, headed out early this morning for a nice, easy 30 miler. Still dark, nobody out. Post-apocalyptic traffic situation. Sitting at a red light with a lone car to my left, waiting for it to turn....
03-28-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,059
Posted By VegasTriker

You are right that in small towns you don't...

You are right that in small towns you don't really need this. I lived in a farmhouse at the edge of a small town in Wisconsin. Rented the upstairs. I was out cross-country skiing and came across...
03-27-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,171
Posted By rumrunn6

yep, all in the same week. early spring is cruel

yep, all in the same week. early spring is cruel
03-27-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 961
Posted By gugie

Got plenty of dorks out here, thanks. ...

Got plenty of dorks out here, thanks.

:bike2:

Ah, a fork you say. PM me. Seems I do a couple a month, three currently in l'Atelier. I can usually turn them around fairly quickly.
03-26-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,171
Posted By rumrunn6

April can't come soon enough, but glad to have...

April can't come soon enough, but glad to have had a good-bye ride. kind of a long edit, but if you have a craving for the sloppy stuff

https://youtu.be/XNU7iN9ttCc
03-25-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,466
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

They tested at 30 MPH. At 20 MPH the amount of...

They tested at 30 MPH. At 20 MPH the amount of saving is less by a factor of 3.3 That seem a lot but remeber that drag is the cube of the speed. A change that buys you a 1W saving at 20 MPH...
03-24-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,171
Posted By rumrunn6

one last snow ride? OK, if I must. what else are...

one last snow ride? OK, if I must. what else are we gonna do? hunker down & stay home!? agh! it was a sloppy wet ride. the conditions were horrible. loved every minute
...
03-19-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 653
Posted By 52telecaster

Motobecane takes shape..

I reamed rhe seat tube after undoing the pinch at the clamp bolt. Final cleanup was close to 26.4 so that was the size of post i used. Fortunately i had one. For the french bottom bracket, and yes it...
03-18-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,348
Posted By nomadmax

Especially when he billed it as "rare". That's...

Especially when he billed it as "rare". That's the same thing as saying "collectable Tupperware". :roflmao2:
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