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06-17-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By Classtime

This is Bikeforums, so I recommend getting a new...

This is Bikeforums, so I recommend getting a new bike to bring some joy back into the riding. Saskatchewan has got to have some decent trails and going off road is never boring. 5 miles? Come on my...
06-17-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By Classtime

Cool! The 86 has Centurion on the chain stay...

Cool! The 86 has Centurion on the chain stay caps and the not unicrown fork.
06-17-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By Classtime

Easy room for 28s on my 86 IM but not on my 87....

Easy room for 28s on my 86 IM but not on my 87. Over on the IM thread, somebody did a 650b transformation to an 87 with long reach Tektros. If thevcity bike has swept back bars, the flat bars might...
06-16-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,353
Posted By Classtime

A point made very well by Joe F. Is that as we...

A point made very well by Joe F. Is that as we get older, we are more likely to not put up with the suffering that training requires. I resemble that point. I'm not talking about injury. I'm talking...
06-15-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6,808
Views: 573,317
Posted By Classtime

Go all the way. Remove the 42 and the front...

Go all the way. Remove the 42 and the front derailleur. :thumb:
06-14-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,035
Posted By Classtime

Yep. You have to love Suntour to go Index. Fun...

Yep. You have to love Suntour to go Index. Fun idea though to build TWO bikes around a couple of exotic free wheels. Try two wheel sets and one bike first. I will likely try again but my first foray...
06-14-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,680
Posted By Classtime

'74-5 Stage 1

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/bb073408_dc50_418c_b192_2c2fd6ab7d82_210240872d2154e46b8e44a4179084dc09c75e51.jpeg

Not a keeper yet.
Front wheel is a Suzue/Fiame...
06-14-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,353
Posted By Classtime

Just turned 61 and I got and followed Joe Friel's...

Just turned 61 and I got and followed Joe Friel's Training Bible at 41 years old. (I think his Bible has some details/training advice that is not covered in the 50 books. At 45, I got a copy of...
06-13-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,143
Posted By Classtime

Went for a short ride yesterday which included a...

Went for a short ride yesterday which included a 2 mile 6% climb on my Centurion Turbo with the original 52/42, 13/24. I felt fine trying to keep the chain off the 24. My climb was interrupted when I...
06-13-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By Classtime

The front looks like 700c is a better fit. Rear...

The front looks like 700c is a better fit. Rear looks good enough for the rear.
06-13-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 23,701
Posted By Classtime

I had a few dollars from selling my Clunker...

I had a few dollars from selling my Clunker Unvega last week and by coincidence this Motobecane appears on my computer. I offer $100 and the seller accepts. It had been neglected but looked complete...
06-13-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 23,701
Posted By Classtime

Salvation.

This did not start out as a clunker. https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_4026_63a468b185824314c3d34e00da5308c9b2f61ef2.jpg
06-12-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By Classtime

So, it has a "shortish" TT? And enough seat post...

So, it has a "shortish" TT? And enough seat post showing so Bfers don't keep saying your bike is too big for you? Then it is all good. I keep getting big bikes that fit and find that sometimes, there...
06-09-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,392
Views: 97,829
Posted By Classtime

My Record Skewers for your Dura Ace Skewers

I have these and would like to trade for some
like condition Dura Ace 7400 skewers. ...
06-08-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,292
Posted By Classtime

I'm new to the MTB and pulled my bear bell from...

I'm new to the MTB and pulled my bear bell from my backpacking kit and put it on my bars. The trails I ride have hikers and they hear me coming from far off and prepare to make room for me. Their...
06-08-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,814
Posted By Classtime

Here is the place to discuss E-Bikes.

https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/

Just say'n.
06-08-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 463,020
Posted By Classtime

PDG Series 70 MTB

I'm re-listing this 18 inch Schwinn PDG Series70 mountain bike frame/fork/HS/Stem in an effort to trade for a 52cm road frame/fork. Looking for something like an Ironman, Tenax Schwinn, or upper end...
06-08-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,258
Posted By Classtime

If I could do it over again? I would research on...

If I could do it over again? I would research on some sort of bicycling forum how have 6 perfect C&V bikes and not to end up with all these handlebars, brake levers, hubs, stems, spokes, saddles, ...
06-07-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6,808
Views: 573,317
Posted By Classtime

That is not just a red/white. It's the First...

That is not just a red/white. It's the First Edition '86 Classic. 28s fit easily if that is important.
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,354
Posted By Classtime

If you like your current Centurion and want...

If you like your current Centurion and want something sportier, get a sportier Centurion. I can put 28s on my 87 Ironman Expert and there is a mm or two under the rear brake. I had a 86 Ironman that...
06-07-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,814
Posted By Classtime

Exactly. They are pretend bikes driven by pretend...

Exactly. They are pretend bikes driven by pretend cyclists. We should call them p-bikes. Maybe there should be a sub-forum for people who pretend that they are riding a bicycle.
06-07-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,036
Posted By Classtime

Bring your allen keys so you can rotate the bars...

Bring your allen keys so you can rotate the bars for an easy way to get those hoods down where they could be on traditional drop bars.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,415
Posted By Classtime

Our dogs are always 40+ pounds but I would adopt...

Our dogs are always 40+ pounds but I would adopt a small dog just so I could put it in a front basket with sunglasses. When I see them, they always seem to be enjoying themselves.
06-05-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,512
Posted By Classtime

NICE. I also started riding at 40ish and got to...

NICE. I also started riding at 40ish and got to ride with faster and faster groups -- always wanting to be as fast as the guys that were older and more grey than me and getting a kick out of being...
06-05-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,143
Posted By Classtime

I think you can just use regular cracked pepper...

I think you can just use regular cracked pepper with your turmeric. I cook my daily 1/2 cup steel oats with 1 T turmeric then add a few grinds of black pepper before eating it. (I also add frozen...
06-03-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 862
Posted By Classtime

I have multiple HP and HPX that work well. And a...

I have multiple HP and HPX that work well. And a Top Peak Master Blaster on one bike. The Master Blaster fits nicely between the rear drop out and the seat lug with the rubber pump head. I have a...
06-03-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 918
Posted By Classtime

You need to be with your phone/computer and as...

You need to be with your phone/computer and as soon as the notification arrives, move in. Maybe I was lucky getting a bag on my first try.
06-03-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,456
Posted By Classtime

CricketUSA I remember that sore butt every...

CricketUSA
I remember that sore butt every spring. Growing up in N.J. there was always that first warm Spring weekend with the roads free of snow and ice when we rode our bikes non stop. Monday...
06-03-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,814
Posted By Classtime

Before I get an electric motor bike, I will join...

Before I get an electric motor bike, I will join a rowing club. No problem keeping up with others because we are all in the same boat. :)For now, there are plenty of people to ride with if I want to...
06-03-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 918
Posted By Classtime

I have an Acorn medium saddle bag and it is worth...

I have an Acorn medium saddle bag and it is worth the wait if you have bag loops on your saddle.

I just got a saddle bag and handlebar bag from roadrunner sports that is very well made by a small...
06-02-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,143
Posted By Classtime

No other changes. Not a lot of changes or even a...

No other changes. Not a lot of changes or even a few changes. No other changes. After years of trying everything and finally resigned to living with it until replacement time, serendipity has...
06-02-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,143
Posted By Classtime

There are/were no other changes.

There are/were no other changes.
06-01-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,143
Posted By Classtime

I should probably find another doctor. I tried to...

I should probably find another doctor. I tried to see "my" doctor for a TB test for work but he wouldn't see me. He has a policy that if a patient doesn't visit within 3 years, he drops you and you...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,952
Posted By Classtime

I've been commuting on my Ironman the last two...

I've been commuting on my Ironman the last two weeks and thinking how smooth, fast and fun it was. Then mid-week, the 19 tooth cog on my 13-24 started feeling and sounding crunchy. Not like it was...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,814
Posted By Classtime

Today is Saturday. Maybe your day off? Go both...

Today is Saturday. Maybe your day off? Go both ways this morning and see how it goes. My commute is 18 miles and sometimes I run out of fuel towards the end of my return trip but I know the kitchen...
06-01-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6,808
Views: 573,317
Posted By Classtime

Yes. It has been a while, but that sensation of...

Yes. It has been a while, but that sensation of my bike having shrunken is weird. Feels like I'm really close to the road.
05-31-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,028
Posted By Classtime

I saw one of these in the neighborhood a while...

I saw one of these in the neighborhood a while back. Owner said he used a "totaled" car. Uses an NA or NB. ExoMotive.com...
05-31-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,045
Posted By Classtime

Friday garage sales? Or is it Saturday there?...

Friday garage sales? Or is it Saturday there? Nice stuff. Funny how that Merckx is called Century. Very unlike any bike they call "Endurance" these days but looks like much more fun to me.
05-31-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,143
Posted By Classtime

wgscott you could go all in. It takes some time...

wgscott you could go all in. It takes some time to adjust to new habits. The last thing for me was giving up the cheese on my habitual pizza on Friday night. Now I pile my pizza crust with tomatoes,...
05-30-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,143
Posted By Classtime

[QUOTE=wgscott;20955121]Eat some animal products,...

[QUOTE=wgscott;20955121]Eat some animal products, if you are so inclined, and see if it comes back.[/QUOTE

That experiment has been done and repeated while I made the transition. Morning after an...
05-30-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,143
Posted By Classtime

Yes there was. Every morning. AND getting up...

Yes there was. Every morning. AND getting up from a chair after a sit. Now, there isnít.
05-30-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,143
Posted By Classtime

No Knee Pain with my Vegan Diet

My knees are bad. A couple of scopes over the last 20 years and the normal arthritic afflictions. My dad has bad knees (expected at 85?) and the pain is only relieved when he's pedaling. Our bedroom...
05-30-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,028
Posted By Classtime

One of the best. My daughter will be selling...

One of the best.
My daughter will be selling her NC this summer and I would try harder to talk my wife into buying it (Low Low milage) if it was a manual.
Lately, I have grown fond of mid-level...
05-28-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,333
Posted By Classtime

I hope you will stick around and post enough to...

I hope you will stick around and post enough to show us pictures of this "Centurion" brodycycle
05-28-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,288
Posted By Classtime

After a couple of years riding solo and slow, I...

After a couple of years riding solo and slow, I returned to riding with the fast group. This fast group has mostly 60+ with some artificial knees, fused discs, open heart surgeries, and some...
05-27-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,081
Posted By Classtime

I bet at least 33mm plus mud. Do it.

I bet at least 33mm plus mud. Do it.
05-27-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,081
Posted By Classtime

Mine is a 2011 Richard Sachs....

Mine is a 2011 Richard Sachs. https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/2c9727a4_7846_4ba7_b227_95ec7c056f39_9109baab2b0dcedd7fd51896f9d66b9d1c5657d2.jpeg
05-25-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Classtime

Rivendell is not LA but they are CA and might...

Rivendell is not LA but they are CA and might expedite some silver shifters.
05-24-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6,808
Views: 573,317
Posted By Classtime

That is some neat stuff. I've never done more...

That is some neat stuff. I've never done more than a club TT. Some of the IM Tri folks probably know how to use that stuff. I would put the bars on backwards and not know it was wrong.
Here is a...
05-24-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,353
Posted By Classtime

For new, shiny, tubular rims, I think you have to...

For new, shiny, tubular rims, I think you have to go Major Toms from Velocity. The Major Toms will work really well with 27 or wider tires but not so well with 25 or narrower.
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