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04-12-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17,221
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Posted By NJgreyhead

Rode the '96 GT Outpost (my 'jeep') to check my...

Rode the '96 GT Outpost (my 'jeep') to check my new bluebird nesting box trail in a nearby county park.
Found signs of nest-building activity in two of the three boxes. Yes!
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03-16-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17,221
Views: 1,850,872
Posted By NJgreyhead

I used the excuse of another road test of the...

I used the excuse of another road test of the for-sale bike to get a slice at my new favorite pizza place.
yum yum eat-um-up

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03-13-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17,221
Views: 1,850,872
Posted By NJgreyhead

Did another road test of a donated late-1980s...

Did another road test of a donated late-1980s Nishiki Custom 12-sp, which I rehabbed to the point of being safely rideable, and which is currently listed for sale to benefit the non-profit. I used...
03-05-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7,092
Views: 670,520
Posted By NJgreyhead

Got this for a rehab project. Priced right, and...

Got this for a rehab project. Priced right, and shipped quickly for free. Full marks.
...
03-05-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 406,892
Posted By NJgreyhead

Above on 2.16.21, I posted a fuzzy flip-phone pic...

Above on 2.16.21, I posted a fuzzy flip-phone pic of a Nishiki I was re-habbing in my basement for a non-profit.
Here it is, done and in the sun.
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By NJgreyhead

My area of New Jersey this month has become the...

My area of New Jersey this month has become the land of the ice and snow (with apologies to Led Zep).
I've had zero saddle time thus far, but the snow is melting and the weather is looking better,...
02-23-21, 04:08 AM
Replies: 61,598
Views: 9,299,533
Posted By NJgreyhead

You don't really want this one, AJI. Front...

You don't really want this one, AJI. Front quick-release skewer is on the wrong side.
The right one will come along, just be patient.

Semi-seriously, I wish you hadn't posted this bike. Now my...
Forum: Touring
02-21-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,998
Posted By NJgreyhead

Because it is his birthday tomorrow, thought I'd...

Because it is his birthday tomorrow, thought I'd mention that I just read George Washington survived malaria - 6 times!
(From a review of a new biography titled: You Never Forget Your First, A...
02-21-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 61,598
Views: 9,299,533
Posted By NJgreyhead

Claud Butler Electron (1976?), Reynolds 531 (fork...

Claud Butler Electron (1976?), Reynolds 531 (fork only), 1x5, Campy, $180 obo. New listing.

https://allentown.craigslist.org/bik/d/allentown-vintage-claud-butler-electron/7280831508.html

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02-19-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By NJgreyhead

A recent Outspoken Cyclist podcast had Diane...

A recent Outspoken Cyclist podcast had Diane Jenks interviewing a couple people paid to promote the Bentonville area as a cycling destination.
02-19-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By NJgreyhead

Forty acres and a ... mountain bike?

A piece at Bankrate.com about areas trying to lure remote-working new residents had this:
Northwestern Arkansas: Two counties offer $10,000 and a mountain bike (https://findingnwa.com/incentive/) to...
02-17-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 35,184
Posted By NJgreyhead

A few years ago, I had some back-and-forth...

A few years ago, I had some back-and-forth communication with Snydermann (he sent me the Lotus water bottle, gratis), and I found him to be a good guy. I hope he is all right.
02-16-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 406,892
Posted By NJgreyhead

I've been working on this donated bike (late '80s...

I've been working on this donated bike (late '80s Nishiki Custom) in order to Craigslist it for a non-profit. Decent 12-speed bike, worth the rehab.
Was pretty far along before finding out that the...
02-16-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 35,184
Posted By NJgreyhead

Yes, you can view it, but there seems to have...

Yes, you can view it, but there seems to have been no update etc activity in some time. And at least one item (1986 catalogue) is no longer viewable there.
02-16-21, 04:39 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 35,184
Posted By NJgreyhead

Lotus water bottles were available thru the...

Lotus water bottles were available thru the vintagelotusbicycles website, but that site now seems inactive, sad to say.
01-31-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,091
Posted By NJgreyhead

My TdF watching used to be via NBC Sports Gold,...

My TdF watching used to be via NBC Sports Gold, but that was spendy, and it became a real snooze (literally) watching for hours each day. After 2 years, I dropped the sub.
Daily 15-20 minute recaps...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,424
Posted By NJgreyhead

A cold and windy month here; today my helmet,...

A cold and windy month here; today my helmet, laying at my feet as I locked up the bike outside a Target store, was taken by the wind and sent skidding across the pavement for 50', with me running...
01-18-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,653
Posted By NJgreyhead

Currently re-reading The Rider by Tim Krabbe, and...

Currently re-reading The Rider by Tim Krabbe, and enjoying it even more the second time. Great first paragraph.

Also liked The Secret Race by Tyler Hamilton. The Armstrong saga told by a victim...
01-18-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 61,598
Views: 9,299,533
Posted By NJgreyhead

One CL listing with 5 nice bikes. The Raleigh SC...

One CL listing with 5 nice bikes. The Raleigh SC MkII and the Trek 500 series each $450. There is also a Paramount for $425. Listing has been up for 2 months.
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01-16-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 17,221
Views: 1,850,872
Posted By NJgreyhead

Above I-295 in Logan Twp, NJ. ...

Above I-295 in Logan Twp, NJ.




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01-14-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,285
Posted By NJgreyhead

I agree with all of this, especially the last...

I agree with all of this, especially the last sentence.
01-12-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 802,265
Posted By NJgreyhead

Don't think I've posted here before - but I could...

Don't think I've posted here before - but I could be wrong!
-NJg

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01-10-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 61,598
Views: 9,299,533
Posted By NJgreyhead

A Super Course Mk II with stem shifters and...

A Super Course Mk II with stem shifters and turkey levers??? The horror, the horror...
01-07-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,769
Posted By NJgreyhead

I like the Kryptonite R2 retractor combo lock....

I like the Kryptonite R2 retractor combo lock. Light (~4ozs) and easily packable, cable is 3' long. As said above, keeps honest people honest.
12-31-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 61,598
Views: 9,299,533
Posted By NJgreyhead

Another clean Raleigh, a Super Record mixte, but...

Another clean Raleigh, a Super Record mixte, but labeled as a Super Course, hi-ten tubing, $200.
Made in Japan, Sella Italia saddle.
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12-31-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 61,598
Views: 9,299,533
Posted By NJgreyhead

Clean Raleigh Super Course, $320. Wheel size...

Clean Raleigh Super Course, $320.
Wheel size listed as 26 in ...

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/d/philadelphia-raleigh-super-course-10/7246056067.html

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12-31-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 61,598
Views: 9,299,533
Posted By NJgreyhead

Nice looking Bottecchia, $300 (saddle not...

Nice looking Bottecchia, $300 (saddle not included).
Wheel size is listed as 26.5 in...

https://cnj.craigslist.org/bik/d/westfield-vintage-bottecchia-bicycle/7254830451.html
...
12-30-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 61,598
Views: 9,299,533
Posted By NJgreyhead

This one appeals to me. A Nashbar road bike with...

This one appeals to me. A Nashbar road bike with a triple-triangle frame - made by GT?
And I'd like to test-ride those 'bars; might like 'em.
And I want an orange bike someday.
But this one is too...
12-30-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17,221
Views: 1,850,872
Posted By NJgreyhead

It was cold again today, but I wanted to get one...

It was cold again today, but I wanted to get one more ride in for 2020.
In Laurel Springs NJ, this was the summer home of the Good Gray Poet for a few years. He took mudbaths in nearby Laurel Lake....
12-29-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 61,598
Views: 9,299,533
Posted By NJgreyhead

Trek Pro Series, claimed 560 model, has Reynolds...

Trek Pro Series, claimed 560 model, has Reynolds 531 sticker, $420. Looks like the seatpost has had its struggles....
12-28-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 406,892
Posted By NJgreyhead

Ain't she a beauty?! It's a (1979?) AMF...

Ain't she a beauty?!
It's a (1979?) AMF Roadmaster Scorcher that was donated to the bike share. I got it back to being safely rideable. It will probably go to someone in need of basic...
12-27-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,285
Posted By NJgreyhead

Possibly you mean the patched tube is inflated...

Possibly you mean the patched tube is inflated ~inside a wheel and tire~ as the overnite test. That's the true test. I think KCT1986 was alluding to this above.
Just airing up a tube outside a tire...
12-25-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By NJgreyhead

And Mountain's cover of Theme for an Imaginary...

And Mountain's cover of Theme for an Imaginary Western (by Jack Bruce) is a Top Ten tune for me.
12-23-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 61,598
Views: 9,299,533
Posted By NJgreyhead

OK, I doubt anyone here is looking for a 1978...

OK, I doubt anyone here is looking for a 1978 Concord Pacer S/S, but this clean lugged steel bike has appeal, especially for the $50 ask....
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By NJgreyhead

Nice looker. Re-routing the front brake cable to...

Nice looker. Re-routing the front brake cable to behind the bars would make a nicer look.
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By NJgreyhead

Nice bike. Don't worry about what you paid, as...

Nice bike. Don't worry about what you paid, as long as you got what you wanted. Enjoy the ride.
12-21-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,154
Posted By NJgreyhead

You'll get over it.

You'll get over it.
12-21-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 61,598
Views: 9,299,533
Posted By NJgreyhead

Nice Univega Nuovo Sport for $100 obo, but lousy...

Nice Univega Nuovo Sport for $100 obo, but lousy pics, and no way it is a 58cm.
https://southjersey.craigslist.org/bik/d/marlton-58cm-touring-bicycle-1987/7250590912.html

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12-11-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17,221
Views: 1,850,872
Posted By NJgreyhead

Headed down to Paulsboro NJ, along the Delaware...

Headed down to Paulsboro NJ, along the Delaware River.


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12-08-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20,303
Views: 3,430,914
Posted By NJgreyhead

Schwinn 10-speed Traveler, original owner, $500. ...

Schwinn 10-speed Traveler, original owner, $500.
Water bottle is an additional $75, but maybe that includes the cage?
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12-06-20, 07:16 PM
12-06-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,791
Posted By NJgreyhead

The hook end has movement slots so that an...

The hook end has movement slots so that an accurate inside or outside measurement can be taken (e.g. inside measurement between two walls) allowing for the thickness of the hook.
As they get older...
12-05-20, 02:27 PM
12-04-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,791
Posted By NJgreyhead

WRT putting the chain in tension for taking a...

WRT putting the chain in tension for taking a proper measurement, I put the bike on the workstand with the rear wheel resting on the floor to keep it and the cassette from turning. Then I hang a...
12-03-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 61,598
Views: 9,299,533
Posted By NJgreyhead

Panasonic DX 3000, butted Tange, 21.5", half-step...

Panasonic DX 3000, butted Tange, 21.5", half-step w/granny 15-spd, Deore, $150. Been listed for 22 days.
https://lancaster.craigslist.org/bik/d/lititz-1982-panasonic-dx-3000/7228982538.html
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11-30-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,746
Posted By NJgreyhead

There's an '86 Trek 300 Elance on Central NJ...

There's an '86 Trek 300 Elance on Central NJ Craigslist, been there about a month, but the asking price is $200, twice what you paid. Well bought!
11-27-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 61,598
Views: 9,299,533
Posted By NJgreyhead

Bob Jackson 57cm frame/fork/headset, Diamond...

Bob Jackson 57cm frame/fork/headset, Diamond Jubilee, Reynolds 753, $200. Based on the detailed description, I'd guess the seller is a straight-shooter. Craigs-Listed in Bike Parts, not Bikes.
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11-25-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17,221
Views: 1,850,872
Posted By NJgreyhead

Along Oyster Creek Road, looking into the sun...

Along Oyster Creek Road, looking into the sun over the marsh at AC, NJ.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/971x987/img_0294a_5f6389d0aca17fe8a35dd33dc6d71976846683e2.jpg

The...
11-20-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 61,598
Views: 9,299,533
Posted By NJgreyhead

That might be the very rare Gerund model.

That might be the very rare Gerund model.
11-16-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By NJgreyhead

As long as the rusty chain is not "frozen," I...

As long as the rusty chain is not "frozen," I soak it in OMS (odorless mineral spirits, be careful with them) overnite in a capped jar. Hang it up to air-dry, install it and lube it.
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