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10-11-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 132
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No, I think it would still be mediocre. I had...

No, I think it would still be mediocre. I had one, and it was underwhelming. Even my G.LaPierre rides better.
10-11-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,966
Posted By Gravity Aided

I have almost the same Trek. It was exactly the...

I have almost the same Trek. It was exactly the same when I got it. I found it rides a lot better with a GXP bottom bracket. I also added Tiagra derailleurs and brifters, but I love the ride of the...
10-10-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 357
Posted By Gravity Aided

Went right through my neck of the woods. You have...

Went right through my neck of the woods. You have some great weather going right about now. Safe and happy travels.
10-07-19, 07:31 AM
10-04-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,061
Posted By Gravity Aided

There are a few things in the area, lots of...

There are a few things in the area, lots of Abraham Lincoln, also Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Park. Great hilly country in the river valley. Fine cycling. Good shops, and a couple of stellar...
09-29-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,061
Posted By Gravity Aided

Glad to see everyone had a good time! I don't...

Glad to see everyone had a good time! I don't think moving the date will help much, it rained a couple of weeks ago, too. But you guys in Peoria area had lots more rain than we in B-N did, 4-8"...
09-27-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,238
Posted By Gravity Aided

I'm pretty sure about the stop for clamp mounted...

I'm pretty sure about the stop for clamp mounted downtube shifters. I have one on my Falcon San Remo, and Campy clamp on downtube shifters fit over that like a glove.
09-27-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,061
Posted By Gravity Aided

It may be cool for the ride, with a few showers....

It may be cool for the ride, with a few showers. The approaching front will stall out right around the river valley, but may rain itself out overnight. So you may have some floody roads, especially...
09-26-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,061
Posted By Gravity Aided

A Velox ...

A Velox
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09-26-19, 04:38 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,061
Posted By Gravity Aided

A Valentino, from B/F ...

A Valentino, from B/F
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09-24-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,061
Posted By Gravity Aided

I'll try to get some pictures up Wednesday, I...

I'll try to get some pictures up Wednesday, I think I have both
09-24-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,061
Posted By Gravity Aided

I think I ,h try and get a few pictures up on...

I think I ,h try and get a few pictures up on Wednesdayboth
09-23-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,061
Posted By Gravity Aided

That's while I was testing it, it now has rat...

That's while I was testing it, it now has rat trap pedals and a believable saddle. All Campy drivetrain, with period Mafac Racers for brakes, and soon to have more correct period wheels, as those...
09-23-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,061
Posted By Gravity Aided

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09-23-19, 01:54 PM
09-23-19, 11:01 AM
09-09-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,061
Posted By Gravity Aided

Good to know. I'll try to get there next year,...

Good to know. I'll try to get there next year, I'll probably be a good deal faster then. I have that '71Falcon San Remo finished, and it's a goer.
08-10-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,061
Posted By Gravity Aided

I'm going to try and make it this year, but 16mph...

I'm going to try and make it this year, but 16mph may be a bit of a stretch. I'll also have a few changes at work coming up, right then, of course.
08-08-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 88,823
Posted By Gravity Aided

Waiting for the mail jeep, maybe some downtube...

Waiting for the mail jeep, maybe some downtube cable stops for the Schwinn Passage Project.
08-03-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,863
Posted By Gravity Aided

1985 Trek 600 I bought on the commute home. 531...

1985 Trek 600 I bought on the commute home. 531 steel, originally all 600 tricolor, but since, I have upgraded the corncob rear cassette to a wider cassette, same Mavic wheels, different derailleur...
07-27-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,851
Posted By Gravity Aided

I commuted on the Varsity in Junior high school,...

I commuted on the Varsity in Junior high school, took one for a ride at the Bike Co-op in Bloomington the other day, and it sure was a nice ride. I have to admit it punches above weight for a 45...
07-27-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,720
Posted By Gravity Aided

Via Charisma is a great bike for this, I set mine...

Via Charisma is a great bike for this, I set mine up with trekking bars and it did pretty good good over distance. Mine had red metallic spots on black paint, very striking paint job, and a great...
07-27-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,720
Posted By Gravity Aided

I like the Treks, they sound like the best for...

I like the Treks, they sound like the best for covering that sort of area. I live about 150 miles SW of you, I have the 1985 600, but that's a bit more of a sport tourer, 531 steel is great for long...
07-17-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 933
Views: 64,135
Posted By Gravity Aided

Great to meet you as well, abshipp. I'm looking...

Great to meet you as well, abshipp. I'm looking forward to building this frame up when the temps get a little cooler. It's gonna be the flagship!
07-16-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,851
Posted By Gravity Aided

Might consider Bloomington Normal or Peoria CL,...

Might consider Bloomington Normal or Peoria CL, lots of interest a little further east.
07-15-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By Gravity Aided

Wonderful frame, a great basis for a future...

Wonderful frame, a great basis for a future tourer. Abshipp was wonderful to deal with.
07-13-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 64,135
Posted By Gravity Aided

Many thanks to abshipp. He brought his Schwinn...

Many thanks to abshipp. He brought his Schwinn Passage frame to a midway point, which I thought was really nice considering he didn't want a lot for it. It's a great frame in really fine condition. A...
07-09-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By Gravity Aided

Pm sent

Pm sent
05-19-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,244
Posted By Gravity Aided

I had a Firenze once, the braze-ons were...

I had a Firenze once, the braze-ons were paint-ons, held to the bike with nothing but paint. Made to be hung in a garage until put out for the garbage man.
05-12-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,168
Posted By Gravity Aided

Good! I think it's rather hard to ride a...

Good! I think it's rather hard to ride a recumbent right off the mark if you haven't ridden one before. The balance is different, as are the muscle groups you use. It took me a while to get...
03-06-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 27,006
Posted By Gravity Aided

Goodwill also has an auction site, I know in my...

Goodwill also has an auction site, I know in my area, all the decent bikes, cameras, etc, seem to get skimmed for the central location, sent to the auction site, or disappear otherwise. The co-op is...
02-20-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,796
Posted By Gravity Aided

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Falcon San Remo- Seatstays...
12-30-18, 02:13 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,956
Posted By Gravity Aided

Or, if you have a Specialized, American Flyers...

Or, if you have a Specialized, American Flyers DVD.
11-25-18, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,189
Posted By Gravity Aided

Bought a nice old lugged Trek 950 frame made of...

Bought a nice old lugged Trek 950 frame made of double butted, oversized True Temper Cro-Moly to build into a 26" tourer with full Deore from a local bike flipper. And I didn't have to stand in a...
11-21-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,780
Posted By Gravity Aided

Just get rid of the rust, and nail polish the...

Just get rid of the rust, and nail polish the metal. Evening out the damage to the paint job, matching that shade and tone of paint, and doing that job well would not be worth the trouble for that...
11-18-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 697,840
Posted By Gravity Aided

I guess I have to quit whining about always...

I guess I have to quit whining about always missing the truly good bikes. Right now.
11-18-18, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 697,840
Posted By Gravity Aided

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This got thrown out, and there was a C/L curb alert, which I responded to , just in time to see the local bike...
11-18-18, 06:41 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,494
Posted By Gravity Aided

Never did much with Performance, but Nashbar, I...

Never did much with Performance, but Nashbar, I was into their catalog since high school. Sad to see them go, but I can't think of the last time I bought something from them, probably in the time of...
10-14-18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2,362
Views: 176,429
Posted By Gravity Aided

That Carnielli/Bottechia is a real eye-catcher....

That Carnielli/Bottechia is a real eye-catcher. Beautiful bike.
10-03-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,982
Posted By Gravity Aided

Saturday would be best, due to usual Sunday...

Saturday would be best, due to usual Sunday commitments, but it sounds like a great ride, I hope I can get there next year. Perhaps the Corso will, too, although the 1985 Trek 600 probably will get...
09-29-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,982
Posted By Gravity Aided

Customary to close the pools on Labor Day or the...

Customary to close the pools on Labor Day or the day after, maybe a k-9 open house before that.
09-29-18, 05:47 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,982
Posted By Gravity Aided

Looks like a great day, cloudy and cool, perfect...

Looks like a great day, cloudy and cool, perfect for tackling the hills and doughnuts beyond. Best wishes for a great ride to you all. Hopefully Santa Fe Road will be intact.
09-26-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,982
Posted By Gravity Aided

Sep 26 models have come into much better...

Sep 26 models have come into much better agreement concerning
the forecast for this weekend into early next week, with all
models featuring an upper trough...
09-25-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,982
Posted By Gravity Aided

If they get on the ball, it may all be done by...

If they get on the ball, it may all be done by Saturday. Are those tracks BNSF or UP?
09-25-18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By Gravity Aided

I've got the tall frame version of that bike, and...

I've got the tall frame version of that bike, and it is a fantastic ride. Cast lugs, 531 cs (club set, main triangle only)600 tricolor. A well made bike. I think it was their first year in the...
09-25-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,982
Posted By Gravity Aided

Sep 25 models are in poor agreement concerning...

Sep 25 models are in poor agreement concerning the weekend
system, resulting in below average forecast confidence beyond
Friday. The GFS (https://forecast.weather.gov/glossary.php?word=GFS) looks...
09-25-18, 09:25 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,982
Posted By Gravity Aided

You have some beautiful bikes there, Steve in...

You have some beautiful bikes there, Steve in Partly Sunny Peoria.
09-25-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,982
Posted By Gravity Aided

Showers in afternoon, Hi 65 low 48, Weather ...

Showers in afternoon, Hi 65 low 48, Weather Channel, but NWS says partly sunny
09-23-18, 05:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,703
Posted By Gravity Aided

https://midlifecyclistblog.files.wordpress.com/201...

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09-23-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,703
Posted By Gravity Aided

I'll try and get some pictures out as I have...

I'll try and get some pictures out as I have stripped the Corso for polishing and rehab of some of the parts, getting rid of all the old axle grease and the like. The frame weighs 6.1 pounds, the...
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