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05-25-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 96
Posted By Cougrrcj

N-3 Yesterday

I gave away three of my 'hoard' bikes yesterday. My niece and her dad (late sister's husband) needed 'beginner bikes' so they can start riding. She lives literally a stone-throw away from the...
05-18-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By Cougrrcj

Wow, when I read this the first time, I had...

Wow, when I read this the first time, I had mis-read it to say 'a' duck. Cue the movie dialog: "What else floats on water" "A duck!" and it goes on from there - and We must use my largest scales"...
05-15-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,309
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've only ridden this bike less than 1000 miles...

I've only ridden this bike less than 1000 miles since the build. Wheels never needed truing, probably because I had the spokes properly tensioned before riding them - there were a few that were a...
05-06-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Cougrrcj

OR, he could buy a set of old-school rollers and...

OR, he could buy a set of old-school rollers and work on developing a smooth pedal stroke (no mashing). There are resistance units available - either wind, fluid or magnetic, that can be used in...
Forum: Touring
05-02-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,632
Posted By Cougrrcj

OMG!! We're all gonna DIE because nobody in...

OMG!! We're all gonna DIE because nobody in history of cycling had ever used rim brakes on a touring bike! /sarcasm

Really? what do you think we all did before disc brakes were a thing? I...
05-01-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,575
Posted By Cougrrcj

Nowhere near as quick/fast, but I still like to...

Nowhere near as quick/fast, but I still like to accelerate. 30+ years ago, I had a mild 396 BBC in a '74 Camaro, best of 11.31 @ 119.5.

Pic before getting back-halfed:...
04-30-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've gotta try to beat my family history - no...

I've gotta try to beat my family history - no male on either side has made it past 73 going back several generations, and I turn 62 in two weeks.

High blood pressure - is on both sides - my...
04-27-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,288
Posted By Cougrrcj

Because I can SEE the glass glittering all along...

Because I can SEE the glass glittering all along the roadside. I can SEE the wires glinting in the sun. As I result, I rode IN the traffic lane to avoid the glittering stickers on the shoulders. ...
Forum: Touring
04-20-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,462
Posted By Cougrrcj

Oh, and that is my Fuji's original Fujita Belt...

Oh, and that is my Fuji's original Fujita Belt saddle... Bike was built in Sept '74 as a '75 model and I bought the bike new (but as a discounted scratched floor model) in Oct '76. I've ridden that...
04-15-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,004
Posted By Cougrrcj

How 'bout one that was stolen from my High School...

How 'bout one that was stolen from my High School bike rack. Why, oh WHY did they put the bike rack behind the building right outside the Shop class windows? Easy access to cutting tools! Anyway,...
04-14-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By Cougrrcj

I put this seat post on my old Fuji when I got...

I put this seat post on my old Fuji when I got back in to riding after 20-odd years off... IIRC, I bought it from Nashbar in the late '80s/early '90s. It is a knee-joint kind of affair with a 1"...
04-07-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 677
Posted By Cougrrcj

That's because NONE of our bikes are ever...

That's because NONE of our bikes are ever 'done'... There is always that one more little tweak -- that leads to yet another tweak, that.... well... you know... QED- No bike is ever 'done'!
04-07-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,160
Posted By Cougrrcj

All chrome - meh ... Chrome socks on a...

All chrome - meh ... Chrome socks on a candy-painted frame? Exquisite!

Then again, I MAY be a bit biased since I've had this since new...40+ years ago!!!

...
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,863
Posted By Cougrrcj

Of course, this past weekend gave the northern...

Of course, this past weekend gave the northern end of your trip over three inches of rain in 30 hours, so the Towpath section is closed and under water! The Cuyahoga River between Akron and...
03-30-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By Cougrrcj

I spent hours polishing the factory Ukai rims of...

I spent hours polishing the factory Ukai rims of my '75 Fuji S-10S with Simichrome polish until they absolutely gleamed! Then someone asked if my bike had chrome steel rims... (like the earlier...
03-29-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,466
Posted By Cougrrcj

What? You're in Kentuck and you've never heard of...

What? You're in Kentuck and you've never heard of the '4S rule'? Shoot Shoplifter, Shovel, and Shut up. 'nuff said

...and if called to testify remember this: I can't remember... I don't recall.......
03-25-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,229
Posted By Cougrrcj

Sorry, just ain't gonna happen... Horizontal...

Sorry, just ain't gonna happen... Horizontal toptube and lugged steel are a must for this Luddite. So is friction shifting (classic three-speeds and early rigid MTBs excluded). I won't even look...
03-21-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,899
Posted By Cougrrcj

this ...

this
https://pics.me.me/thumb_he-doesnt-know-how-to-use-the-three-seashells-demolition-53797002.png
03-21-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,657
Posted By Cougrrcj

I'm digging the vintage frames from the 'chrome...

I'm digging the vintage frames from the 'chrome socks' era.
03-21-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,657
Posted By Cougrrcj

I don't have a pic of the completed bike, but...

I don't have a pic of the completed bike, but just LOOK at the paint on this frost blue (they call it 'Silver Mist') '84 Univega... got shiny new wheels for it, too!...
03-15-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2,138
Views: 194,023
Posted By Cougrrcj

here's a somewhat older pic of eight (of the 14...

here's a somewhat older pic of eight (of the 14 at the time) of our little fur factories on the couch at one time....
...
03-15-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Cougrrcj

SunTour Cyclone rear derailleurs at $16.95, Compe...

SunTour Cyclone rear derailleurs at $16.95, Compe V for 4.95? - advertised as rear but must have been front... and ALLOY Winner freewheels for $13.95, custom freewheels for $15.95... Shoulda...
03-15-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,899
Posted By Cougrrcj

Alcohol kills germs, so - Yeah, why not!

Alcohol kills germs, so - Yeah, why not!
03-13-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,173
Posted By Cougrrcj

The LBS shop that packed my 57cm '86 Miyata 710...

The LBS shop that packed my 57cm '86 Miyata 710 for $75 packing fee did a piss-poor job, and it arrive with a bunch of new scratches from AZ to OH.

Conversely, the 25" '82 Miyata 1000that I...
03-07-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,142
Posted By Cougrrcj

It IS the rabbit! ...

It IS the rabbit!

https://youtu.be/XcxKIJTb3Hg
03-05-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,736
Posted By Cougrrcj

My local cycling club is having their annual...

My local cycling club is having their annual Chili Ride this Saturday. With snow possible tomorrow evening, and a forecast high temp of 45 on Saturday (25° at ride start) , I'm gonna pass on the...
03-02-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,838
Posted By Cougrrcj

Car-related rant from a Senior Citizen -- ...

Car-related rant from a Senior Citizen --

From someone who learned to drive in Mom's '68 Olds Delta Custom 2-dr fastback 'Holiday Coupe' with a fire-breathing, Premium-fuel-only 455-cubic inch...
03-02-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2,306
Views: 744,145
Posted By Cougrrcj

Damn that Photobucket with it's 'hostage' ransom...

Damn that Photobucket with it's 'hostage' ransom demands... I had posted my 'vintage tourers' before, so here's a set of NON-hostage photos

All I have to offer today are these two that I still...
02-27-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,838
Posted By Cougrrcj

During Ohio's all-too-short commuting season --...

During Ohio's all-too-short commuting season -- I won't commute in the dark-dark, adverse weather, or when the temps are below 45 in the morning -- hence I only commute from the first of May to...
02-25-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,025
Posted By Cougrrcj

Reminds me of the bumper sticker on Jeeps -- "If...

Reminds me of the bumper sticker on Jeeps -- "If you can read this, turn me over"
02-21-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,537
Posted By Cougrrcj

CrMo, I'm just the opposite sort of physical...

CrMo,
I'm just the opposite sort of physical build. Short legs, but long torso and arms. Just call me 'Magilla' ;)

Anyway, that's why I prefer the 'too-tall' frames for my height -- I need the TT...
02-19-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,198
Posted By Cougrrcj

One of my 'bucket-list' rides is to ride around...

One of my 'bucket-list' rides is to ride around the perimeter of my home state of Ohio -- about 1030 miles according to Google maps... I even have it planned to take three weeks -- easy 'tour'...
02-08-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,844
Posted By Cougrrcj

You've got time to locate/find another... Just...

You've got time to locate/find another... Just be ready to jump like RIGHT NOW when a vintage tourer shows up! I was lucky to find my Univega Gran Tourismo for <$160 in as-new original condition...
02-05-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,293
Posted By Cougrrcj

Rookie! ;)

Rookie! ;)
02-05-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,304
Posted By Cougrrcj

Back in the '70s, the small town where I grew up...

Back in the '70s, the small town where I grew up had a well-known speed trap (after a short steep downhill of a ~30-foot drop, the road leveled off but was a 25mph zone) The cops would sit about a...
02-05-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,839
Posted By Cougrrcj

I only had one bike until I joined this site. ...

I only had one bike until I joined this site. Y'all are a bunch of enablers!! ;) :P

I still have and ride my '75 Fuji (bought new) out of sentimental reasons. Yes, the others have better tubing,...
02-02-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,501
Posted By Cougrrcj

Remember this form Delta Force? Yeah, I know it...

Remember this form Delta Force? Yeah, I know it is a motorcycle, but close enough? ;)


https://i.pinimg.com/originals/df/dc/8a/dfdc8aea18bd40942fb45adec5e380e4.jpg
02-02-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,844
Posted By Cougrrcj

I think that freewheel hub/axle-breaking thing is...

I think that freewheel hub/axle-breaking thing is waaaaay overblown. I'd like some FIRST HAND examples - not 'I heard of a guy...' stories. How many tens of thousands of miles between failures?
...
02-02-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,193
Posted By Cougrrcj

I quit supporting my local bike shops when they...

I quit supporting my local bike shops when they stopped carrying parts or even consumables for my bikes -- I got tired of the 'We'll have to order it" line. Well, I can order it too, and without the...
01-28-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,384
Posted By Cougrrcj

My oldest turns 46 this year - built in Sept '74...

My oldest turns 46 this year - built in Sept '74 as a '75 model

Well, like 2cam16, I also DO have that '65 Schwinn Racer 3-speed.... ;)
01-25-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By Cougrrcj

On the other side of the aisle, Mine is Rob...

On the other side of the aisle, Mine is Rob Portman...

https://www.portman.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/portman-announces-launch-new-project-hero-ohio

and
...
01-24-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,593
Posted By Cougrrcj

Does anybody really care?

Does anybody really care?
01-20-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,080
Posted By Cougrrcj

I had this handlebar-mounted ALE cage on my Fuji...

I had this handlebar-mounted ALE cage on my Fuji back in the '70s -- sold it to a forum member a few years ago...

...
01-18-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,426
Posted By Cougrrcj

Zero, because had no kids. Therefore, I'm still...

Zero, because had no kids. Therefore, I'm still 28 -- on the inside. I never had to grow up past when I got married 33+ yrs ago. I'm Peter Pan -- wrapped up in a grumpy-old-man-body.

BUT we...
01-12-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,605
Posted By Cougrrcj

While I haven't ridden it since the '80s, TOSRV...

While I haven't ridden it since the '80s, TOSRV in Ohio on Mother's Day Weekend was one of the original biggies. I rode it from '77 through '83 or so, and it was at least 6000 'official' riders. ...
12-28-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,788
Posted By Cougrrcj

My first 'better' bike -- newer, lighter than my...

My first 'better' bike -- newer, lighter than my Fuji S-10S - was the Univega Viva Sport. Pretty much on par with a Miyata 710 of the same year other than 27" wheels vs 700c. OK, I guess the SunTour...
12-21-19, 03:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,804
Posted By Cougrrcj

I have been thinking of a proper response to the...

I have been thinking of a proper response to the OPs lashing out at Shelbyfv and myself for several days. Trying to find the right words. Writing is not my forte.

The OPs initial post is not the...
11-25-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By Cougrrcj

I'm the only person out of the twelve at my...

I'm the only person out of the twelve at my current workplace that has ever ridden to work in the six-and-a-half years that I've been there. BTW, I'm also the oldest at almost 62.
It is 12.5 miles...
11-03-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,911
Posted By Cougrrcj

I don't ride in the winter any more, but I DID...

I don't ride in the winter any more, but I DID deliver mail as a walking mail carrier for 33 years. My gloves had to be thin enough to have dexterity when handling mail, block wind/water and keep my...
11-03-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,448
Posted By Cougrrcj

'Enthusiast cyclists' didn't exist when I was...

'Enthusiast cyclists' didn't exist when I was growing up in the '60s and early '70s. At least there weren't any that I ever saw in the far-outer 'country' suburbs of Cleveland..
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