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10-03-06, 06:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,424
Posted By Baggsy

I"m still wondering how Stapfam could read that...

I"m still wondering how Stapfam could read that damn article while out hammering a hard ride? You got a book rack on that bike now? (grin)
10-02-06, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By Baggsy

Find a fixed gear to try out on the ice - much...

Find a fixed gear to try out on the ice - much more control with your legs feeling more in touch with the road
09-13-06, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By Baggsy

Thanks LD...were there any called 'Heavy...

Thanks LD...were there any called 'Heavy Weights'? They musta been a tank!
09-13-06, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By Baggsy

Heck yeah! I've got a Racer with the three speed...

Heck yeah! I've got a Racer with the three speed Sturmey Archer in it and it's still a classy town ride. I think the older Jaguar, Typhoon, American, etc were considered 'heavy-weights', with the...
09-11-06, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Baggsy

Damn, makes the kero-lantern I hang off my...

Damn, makes the kero-lantern I hang off my handlebars look pretty cheesy! (Grin...)
09-08-06, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,218
Posted By Baggsy

I train on one, a converted Schwinn Prelude, and...

I train on one, a converted Schwinn Prelude, and convert and sell a few to college students. They are a great way to train, much more of a workout per time spent. And I prefer one in icy, snowy...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-06, 11:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,794
Posted By Baggsy

Triple Bypass, Colorado, hands down

Triple Bypass, Colorado, hands down
09-05-06, 06:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 715
Posted By Baggsy

I have to weigh in on this one, as the cold is my...

I have to weigh in on this one, as the cold is my norm out here 9 months of the year. Last year 26 below was the lowest I commuted in, but that isn't as bad as some warmer days with high wind and...
09-03-06, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By Baggsy

I'll try to line up a camera, I have a Collegiate...

I'll try to line up a camera, I have a Collegiate 5 speed with road bars, and an early 60's three speed Racer, a 73 Varsity, and an early High Plains mnt bike. I have an affinity for the old...
08-31-06, 01:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,343
Posted By Baggsy

Oats will make you healthy as a horse, too much...

Oats will make you healthy as a horse, too much good in them to be anything but. I like cinnamon, nutmeg, turbinado sugar, raisins, and fresh fruit with a splash of low-fat milk on them. Replace a...
08-31-06, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By Baggsy

Vintage Cruiser's anyone?

I just have to post this finally. I picked up a 1963 Schwinn American, coaster brake, fat tire, newspaper boy handlebars, brick tire tread. It is alot like my first bike, a Typhoon that I had...
08-30-06, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By Baggsy

I'm betting Stepfam has one from his side, had a...

I'm betting Stepfam has one from his side, had a guy tell me from England when I fixed an old SVEA stove, that I "Fettled It Pretty Good"...
08-30-06, 05:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,509
Posted By Baggsy

OK...I didn't read all the replies, what's the...

OK...I didn't read all the replies, what's the record? I have 14, just picked up a '63 Schwinn American in great shape last weekend. Way too many, but never enough...
08-28-06, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,856
Posted By Baggsy

Thanks to all for the info! I tuned it up road...

Thanks to all for the info! I tuned it up road ready last night, repacked front hub, tightened a few spokes, and took it for a good spin on a relatively flat road. I do think when I pedaled back...
08-27-06, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,856
Posted By Baggsy

Bendix Kick-Back info...

Just found an old Scwhinn American with the old Bendix rear hub...it's a single red line thru the center. I was 'hoping' it is a two speed kick back hub, and while it clicks a bit with a slight...
08-25-06, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By Baggsy

As long as the windspeed isn't 90 and in your...

As long as the windspeed isn't 90 and in your face, you'll do fine...
08-25-06, 06:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,027
Posted By Baggsy

Just my perception perhaps, but both albatross...

Just my perception perhaps, but both albatross and moustache come in square at the end of the bars, ie, they are parallel to your line of sight. I found this, well not uncomfortable, but a little...
08-23-06, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By Baggsy

Heck, Germany is right in the middle of all the...

Heck, Germany is right in the middle of all the best European bike makers around. I believe if you have one made custom, or buy one off the shelf while there, use the devil out of it while there,...
08-22-06, 01:32 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 23,131
Posted By Baggsy

The skinny guys are gonna feel slighted...

The skinny guys are gonna feel slighted...
08-21-06, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,102
Posted By Baggsy

I'd say drop Far, but only if you can take the...

I'd say drop Far, but only if you can take the non-upright position. With just what you use, you have about 4 options for hand placement. The first is on the flats up by the stem, easy and upright....
08-21-06, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 581
Posted By Baggsy

31 mile half century?

31 mile half century?
08-20-06, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By Baggsy

Where you gonna trial Head? I might be up for...

Where you gonna trial Head? I might be up for some next year too...
08-20-06, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Baggsy

Keep your chin up...hills make us strong, wind...

Keep your chin up...hills make us strong, wind makes us mean. I pulled out of one yesterday because of snow above 8500 ft, and am damn glad I did. We learn with each one we do...if they were easy...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-06, 01:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By Baggsy

Are you getting good leg extension? I'd raise...

Are you getting good leg extension? I'd raise the seat a bit I think...
08-18-06, 11:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By Baggsy

Campy Aero brake cables?

I'm working up an old Puch with full campy, currently has Weinnman center pulls on it. Will the Campy brakes take the same cables I have on there now, or do they need special ones? Gonna start...
08-18-06, 01:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,530
Posted By Baggsy

A hammer...

A hammer...
08-17-06, 09:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 905
Posted By Baggsy

That's how they found out they're edible in the...

That's how they found out they're edible in the Far East...
08-16-06, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,859
Posted By Baggsy

Well, with a year to train you should have plenty...

Well, with a year to train you should have plenty of time to get everything right. Alot to consider with an ultra-distance ride like that. First and foremost I would think your bike has to fit...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,442
Posted By Baggsy

For a seat bag, check out Rivendells Banana...

For a seat bag, check out Rivendells Banana Bag...nice and fits the Brooks like a glove...
08-16-06, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 673
Posted By Baggsy

I have a couple most folks don't see... ...

I have a couple most folks don't see...

Badgers that aren't fond of being surprised by a silent approaching 'enemy'
Antelope that will run beside you to see what kind of pace you're capable of......
08-15-06, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By Baggsy

Is it an optical illusion, but that nut doesn't...

Is it an optical illusion, but that nut doesn't look like it's far enough on there...shouldn't it be flush with the bolt-end?
08-15-06, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By Baggsy

Is this a resurection of the Koffee Brown project?

Is this a resurection of the Koffee Brown project?
08-15-06, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 948
Posted By Baggsy

Fast Pedal, One Leggers, but to get the dynamics...

Fast Pedal, One Leggers, but to get the dynamics of it down in a 'no fail' way, get a fixed gear and a couple hills. You have no choice but to improve your cadence. There's another thread farther...
08-14-06, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Baggsy

One Down, One to Go...

I did the Ride for Sight Century yesterday in Cheyenne, even had good weather and less wind than usual! I posted a 6:42:06, which was decent considering the wind. Well supported throughout, and...
08-12-06, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By Baggsy

Intervals and Tempos...get the Carmichael book...

Intervals and Tempos...get the Carmichael book and an HRM...train smart and you'll pick up speed along with an aerobic base of a cheetah...
08-11-06, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By Baggsy

One of the old biking books I read (Wilhelm,...

One of the old biking books I read (Wilhelm, Phinney?)...had a quote I have taken to heart. It was in a chapter on endurance riding, century training. Paraphrased, it said..."after x amount of...
08-11-06, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By Baggsy

Alot of tools out there, always one you don't...

Alot of tools out there, always one you don't have when the need arises. And alot depends on the bike...a newer bike needs metric hex allen wrenches for 90% of it. Older bikes have bolts and...
08-11-06, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Baggsy

My Grand-mother used to make Opuntia jelly and...

My Grand-mother used to make Opuntia jelly and sweet pickles out of those old prickly pears. I loved eating them but always hated picking...and Dad always had the pliars with him. Good times and...
08-11-06, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By Baggsy

Well George, to get back to the question...and I...

Well George, to get back to the question...and I almost forgot what it was. I think the B-67 is suited to riders with a more upright position, cruisers, hybrids, comfort bikes. The B-17 is a...
08-10-06, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By Baggsy

I'm in too!

I'm in too!
08-08-06, 11:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,062
Posted By Baggsy

and this coming after a complete slump? Can't...

and this coming after a complete slump? Can't wait to see what's next!
08-08-06, 09:02 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,304
Posted By Baggsy

Do it all myself here too...came from working on...

Do it all myself here too...came from working on vintage tractors to bikes, and nothing on a bike compares to a fairbanks magneto or a marvel carb...so I like working on them much more. Simplicity...
08-08-06, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 587
Posted By Baggsy

True, so very true! I was amazed at the times I...

True, so very true! I was amazed at the times I 'tryed' to coast over potholes, cracks, railroad tracks, sticks, around corners, so much more than a person thinks about when riding geared. Learning...
08-08-06, 06:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 587
Posted By Baggsy

For me at least, I view cadence as not only...

For me at least, I view cadence as not only spinning at a given rpm, but being able to speed it up without rocking the hips as well as having more power applied throughout the stroke. Geared bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-06, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,924
Posted By Baggsy

Work with the tilt, and set it back farther if...

Work with the tilt, and set it back farther if need be. Sometimes an offset seatpost helps if it's still too forward but back as far as the rail will allow...
08-07-06, 06:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 587
Posted By Baggsy

I totally agree with Buelito...fixed gear will...

I totally agree with Buelito...fixed gear will improve cadence and stroke more than anything you can do on a geared bike. Building one up out of an old 10 speed is time well spent in my book...plus...
08-07-06, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By Baggsy

If you want something out of the ordinary, the...

If you want something out of the ordinary, the Banana bag or Little Joe are nice. They look pretty good under that Brooks Saddle too...
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08-07-06, 12:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,504
Posted By Baggsy

I think 'average' comes into play only when long,...

I think 'average' comes into play only when long, uninterupted rides can be accomplished in a manner that allows one to track the average over time. The wind out here will kill an average or make it...
08-07-06, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By Baggsy

Sounds like you might have caffeined out! Coffee...

Sounds like you might have caffeined out! Coffee and the Dew would have put you on buzz mode, and when it wore off you were running on empty. Think carbs, fruit, some refined sugar but not too...
08-07-06, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 716
Posted By Baggsy

The kind of tires makes a helluva difference too...

The kind of tires makes a helluva difference too I think. I had a fold-up Vittoria? I think, that was a total bear to get on, using the drop center, talc, soapy water and everything. I switched...
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