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04-28-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 752
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Posted By cyclic_eric

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Classtime. I'm...

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Classtime. I'm in good shape to ride 30 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing at maybe 13 mph, ... but 81 miles and 6,400 feet is quite different! My usual mistake is...
04-28-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 37,859
Posted By cyclic_eric

Looking forward to meeting and riding with you...

Looking forward to meeting and riding with you all. If feeling strong I'll ride the Scalatore ride.

Here's a picture @verktyg (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/verktyg-61614.html) took last...
04-22-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 37,859
Posted By cyclic_eric

Back when I had a plastic (carbon-fiber) bike, I...

Back when I had a plastic (carbon-fiber) bike, I bought a tube of 'grease' with grit, and that prevented the seatpost from slipping.
Maybe you need some of that fiber-grit stuff.
04-22-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 37,859
Posted By cyclic_eric

I'm facing the same situation. Now that you've...

I'm facing the same situation. Now that you've got me to realize it, I'd best not bring too many spare parts or tools. I hope to park somewhere safe, ride to the start, and leave the car for 8...
04-18-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By cyclic_eric

I'm using the Universal Support Bolts made by...

I'm using the Universal Support Bolts made by King Cage. link to King Cage site (https://kingcage.com/collections/frontpage/products/universal-support-bolt)
They are good, 6 bucks each. I like that...
04-11-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 37,859
Posted By cyclic_eric

Considering it was in the high 40's low 50's...

Considering it was in the high 40's low 50's degrees F today, ya did damn good. :thumb:
04-10-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 37,859
Posted By cyclic_eric

Yes. Any grade over 15% is pretty hard on...

Yes. Any grade over 15% is pretty hard on asphalt, but on dirt/gravel...
as you all probably know, if you are climbing steep sections, out of the saddle and your weight all the way forward, the lack...
04-06-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,505
Posted By cyclic_eric

Several years ago, while walking in Paris I saw...

Several years ago, while walking in Paris I saw this great looking Dancelli. Nicest bend I've seen. I asked my wife to stand alongside....
04-04-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 37,859
Posted By cyclic_eric

What is the simplest solution? I'm still...

What is the simplest solution?

I'm still sorting out my bike ride. I think I'll be ok with one larger bottle, but a few comments on here have me considering a second water bottle cage. A second...
03-27-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 37,859
Posted By cyclic_eric

On the route I signed up for, La Via dello...

On the route I signed up for, La Via dello Scalatore, it looks like there are water fill-up options every ~15 miles, at least.
I see that by viewing the 2020 RidewGPS route that is posted at the...
03-26-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By cyclic_eric

I had the same issue last year. Friends laughed...

I had the same issue last year. Friends laughed when I told them my doctor said it was an overuse injury...
I wore a brace at night for 2-3 weeks and the condition went away. Pick up a brace at...
03-25-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,813
Posted By cyclic_eric

I suppose it looks "cheerfully low end" ;) ...

I suppose it looks "cheerfully low end" ;)

Here's one I had many years ago....
03-24-22, 01:00 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 37,859
Posted By cyclic_eric

Yes of course. The Nova Eroica ride is on...

Yes of course. The Nova Eroica ride is on Saturday 4/30.
03-13-22, 11:29 PM
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Views: 37,859
Posted By cyclic_eric

I tend to want larger tires these days, mostly...

I tend to want larger tires these days, mostly for the rotten roads in my area. However, for some bikes larger tires can adversely affect the handling.

On the spirit of things - like many of you...
03-05-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 37,859
Posted By cyclic_eric

Excellent looking Raleigh! The crank looks great...

Excellent looking Raleigh! The crank looks great to me. Some might say you're supposed to have non-aero brake levers. But averaging in the ages of the rest of the bike, it's still older than 1987!...
02-28-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,970
Posted By cyclic_eric

Giro Latch $150 ...

Giro Latch $150
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x800/giro_latch_dirt_shoe_dark_shadow_profile_8c57c03cf7fa56b5e9f6b344a7676f0d63936abe.jpg

Grio VR Rumble $100...
02-12-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By cyclic_eric

:lol::lol::lol: Thanks oneclick, what an odd...

:lol::lol::lol:

Thanks oneclick, what an odd an odd size. Yes, it is unlikely I'll find it at the local hardware store. Perhaps I'll get lucky and happen upon the ratcheting 10mm wrench that...
01-31-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 37,859
Posted By cyclic_eric

@Kabuki12...

@Kabuki12 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/kabuki12-429288.html)
If you bring your motorhome, can we meet there for espressos pre-ride and/or a glass of red after the ride?

donuts are ok once...
01-23-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 37,859
Posted By cyclic_eric

Those look great! Such smooth soles! Had I...

Those look great! Such smooth soles!
Had I seen them thatís what Iíd use too.
01-23-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 37,859
Posted By cyclic_eric

I suppose I'll switch to toe clips at a month...

I suppose I'll switch to toe clips at a month prior. I found these Giro Rumble shoes that are comfortable.
I'll change the laces to some innocuous color and run a black sharpie elsewhere.
...
01-22-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 37,859
Posted By cyclic_eric

Thanks! Gears will probably be 50/36 with...

Thanks!
Gears will probably be 50/36 with 13-28.
Comfortable shoes - always a challenge. Currently I ride clipless, but could switch to toe clips if that's what most will do.
01-22-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 37,859
Posted By cyclic_eric

I'm in. My first Eroica. I signed up for the...

I'm in. My first Eroica. I signed up for the hilly La Via Dello Scalatore (81 mi, 6400 ft) route, so an ambitious training plan will be needed.
My first idea is to ride my '84 Holdsworth. Currently...
01-10-22, 10:34 PM
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Posted By cyclic_eric

I'm guessing it is 53cm, so too small for me....

I'm guessing it is 53cm, so too small for me. Does that seem about right?
The ad says 25 inches, but who know how they came up with that....
01-10-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By cyclic_eric

Those are great classic pumps! I'd be tempted to...

Those are great classic pumps! I'd be tempted to spray paint the base black, or else strip and polish.
Even used ones are nearly $100 on eBay....
01-05-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 9,875
Posted By cyclic_eric

You guys have another great ride! I headed up...

You guys have another great ride!
I headed up to the snow, not returning til later in the day.
Iíll aim for February.
:commute:
01-02-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By cyclic_eric

That means you need 6 bikes! :lol:

That means you need 6 bikes!
:lol:
12-30-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,732
Posted By cyclic_eric

I also find that a change of a few millimeters...

I also find that a change of a few millimeters makes a big difference in comfort and performance.
I think you'll like this stem comparison site (link below). It allows you to input specs from two...
12-16-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,963
Posted By cyclic_eric

A favorite, but also tragic, from 1948 by...

A favorite, but also tragic, from 1948 by Vittorio de Sica,
"The Bicycle Thief" aka "Bicycle Thieves"...
12-15-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,810
Posted By cyclic_eric

I'm also 5'10" and frequently find myself in the...

I'm also 5'10" and frequently find myself in the same quandary. There's a trade off I believe.
The smaller frames feel a bit quicker, more nimble, better for shorter rides. The larger ones feel big,...
12-07-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,020
Posted By cyclic_eric

I never get tired of seeing Chombi1's most...

I never get tired of seeing Chombi1's most excellent Gitane... and Andy_K's Stella really deserves a special prize.
We haven't even started in on the food !
12-06-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By cyclic_eric

Nice stand, plus Triumph Palm Beach

Know anything about such stands? I'd like to purchase one or maybe make one similar.
...
12-04-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 9,875
Posted By cyclic_eric

Great fun this morning! That Ralston overpass...

Great fun this morning! That Ralston overpass kicked my a__. The bikes were beautiful, even Mike's heavily patina'd Bianchi.
my strava site of the ride...
11-13-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,082
Posted By cyclic_eric

I couldn't find any pictures of a 1982 Holdsworth...

I couldn't find any pictures of a 1982 Holdsworth in "Red Pearl". Is it like mine (pic below)?
If so, Revlon 551 Raisin Rage Vernis is a good match....
Replies: 22
Views: 2,429
Posted By cyclic_eric

It certainly depends on the local market. That...

It certainly depends on the local market. That is a beautiful, unusual, historic bike. Here in the SF Bay Area your phone would be ringing off the hook at $1,000.
07-24-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 14,656
Posted By cyclic_eric

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By cyclic_eric

I did a quick search for a silver 1980 Holdsworth...

I did a quick search for a silver 1980 Holdsworth Professional and found the following bike. It doesn't sound like yours, but is illustrative. This type of bike would likely be listed for around...
06-04-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By cyclic_eric

n = 3, a 1985 Holdsworth

I am now the happy owner of the 1985 Holdsworth pictured below.

The previous owner was another Bike Forum member, Verktyg (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/verktyg-61614.html) (Chas). A great...
04-22-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 14,656
Posted By cyclic_eric

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/804x978/1504ca71_fd85_4b47_87a2_f7e0dfda548d_1_105_c_1d72e0a10ef57e9833bdf4ab20726a2b7f350ec1.jpg
Forum: Introductions
04-18-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By cyclic_eric

Welcome aboard AMDG! I too am a fan of bikes...

Welcome aboard AMDG!
I too am a fan of bikes from the 70's and 80's, so I am looking forward to seeing your stable.
Cheers
03-22-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By cyclic_eric

An orange bike is always worth re-sharing: ...

An orange bike is always worth re-sharing: Unfortunately, (fortunately) BFisher's and jamesdak's bikes are a little too large for me :thumb:
03-22-21, 12:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By cyclic_eric

I did find this one, a 1990, in the "Just how big...

I did find this one, a 1990, in the "Just how big Is the Miyata Cult?" thread...
01-28-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,354
Posted By cyclic_eric

There's only a few ones left of the 2017-2020...

There's only a few ones left of the 2017-2020 models that are available on the eBay/Craigslist/Facebook marketplace... only a few 100 thousand available... absolutely trivial differences from...
01-15-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,729
Posted By cyclic_eric

Very true - look to make sure the pavement ahead...

Very true - look to make sure the pavement ahead is smooth before taking your hand off the bars to shift.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,075
Posted By cyclic_eric

Mooo ! That is a beauty. It looks like you...

Mooo !
That is a beauty. It looks like you opted for a heavy-duty Gatorskin on the rear. But it appears only 1/4" clearance to the seat tube?
It looks like a 56-57cm? You probably don't like it....
12-12-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,869
Posted By cyclic_eric

Some of the explanation can be put down to...

Some of the explanation can be put down to positioning, with knees nearly hitting handlebar tops and full body weight assisting....
12-08-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,778
Posted By cyclic_eric

Thanks for pointing out the rustines.fr website...

Thanks for pointing out the rustines.fr website SurferRosa.
I can report that the non-aero Soma hoods I recently purchased are very nice.
10-15-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By cyclic_eric

Not that anyone asked, but I'd say the tiger...

Not that anyone asked, but I'd say the tiger stripe bar tape goes pretty well with the orange paint.
But I just can't stand the green tires on the MB! :lol:
09-05-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,626
Posted By cyclic_eric

Iíve had it happen a few times, no fun at all. ...

Iíve had it happen a few times, no fun at all. Each time Iíve tried shaking my head around to no avail. Stopping, taking the helmet off, and maybe smacking it against something feels better.
...
08-15-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,752
Posted By cyclic_eric

OMFG, that is so brilliant I can't wait to try...

OMFG, that is so brilliant I can't wait to try it. The cables will be cumbersome of course, if you're trying to keep them connected.
...
07-22-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,349
Posted By cyclic_eric

😆 It definitely isnít just you,Cycle Tourist. I...

😆
It definitely isnít just you,Cycle Tourist. I was hooked by a Peugeot 3-speed in the 80ís, and followed it up with a couple Gitanes.
Each of them had a soft, cushioned ride. I have a theory,...
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