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06-11-19, 08:26 AM
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Posted By Velognome

Indeed! I used to climb out of the saddle on my...

Indeed! I used to climb out of the saddle on my IGH bikes, key words "used to". Still have horrible memories of when the hub disintegrated. Now I gear them so I can sit and spin. Hard man Jack, a...
11-09-18, 10:23 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,577
Posted By Velognome

Gotta be the Holland until the Hetchins gets...

Gotta be the Holland until the Hetchins gets built
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1451x1043/8658830390_bdde9a8acb_o_21ce0d82ca02a3a0c5db7e1337b252a833fc1bab.jpg
11-07-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,059
Posted By Velognome

Part of the Joy of living in the NE ...

Part of the Joy of living in the NE
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09-21-18, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Velognome

They are similar to Brooks saddles. The Leather...

They are similar to Brooks saddles. The Leather should be hard. Sounds like someone oiled the saddle and ruined it.
09-06-18, 10:02 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,090
Posted By Velognome

Visit a Brain Trama Unit lately? There is a...

Visit a Brain Trama Unit lately?

There is a difference between fear and risk assessment, sometimes events occur that change our assessment
09-06-18, 08:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 979
Posted By Velognome

Been using Campy, now MKS pedals with leather...

Been using Campy, now MKS pedals with leather straps in all my bikes, for recreational riding they are effective. Nylon straps are the worst!
08-31-18, 03:02 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,090
Posted By Velognome

I would imagine there is a direct correlation...

I would imagine there is a direct correlation between cycling related head injuries and recreational vs. transportation cycling.
08-31-18, 12:54 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,090
Posted By Velognome

The first time, I was not wearing a...

The first time, I was not wearing a helmet....that's the reason for this thread.....the second event, I was wearing a helmet but contemplating not wearing a helmet, hence the bizarre sense of humor I...
08-30-18, 01:09 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,090
Posted By Velognome

The universe has a bizarre sense of humor. Two...

The universe has a bizarre sense of humor. Two weeks after my head banger, i'm riding the same route, maybe for the 10th time in as many days. I'm blowing down a hill and thinking to myself, " self,...
08-24-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,090
Posted By Velognome

Thanks doing good, "back in the saddle" as they...

Thanks doing good, "back in the saddle" as they say.
08-23-18, 09:05 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,090
Posted By Velognome

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/storm_trooper_helmet_in_bed_de7dc7296c4764d4011ec2009464f30f0c1e096e.jpg

Mrs. Tunes?
08-23-18, 06:20 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,090
Posted By Velognome

Guess he didn't see that coming?

Guess he didn't see that coming?
08-23-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,090
Posted By Velognome

Too bad for you I guess.

Too bad for you I guess.
08-23-18, 07:35 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,090
Posted By Velognome

Bad Lag...you are 100% wrong, Madpogue has it...

Bad Lag...you are 100% wrong, Madpogue has it right. The post was not about how it happened, it's was about the misconception i previously espoused about crashes and falling properly. The point is, a...
08-21-18, 05:57 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,090
Posted By Velognome

ryansu, thanks for the post. A week after the...

ryansu, thanks for the post. A week after the incident, I began to think; "maybe I over reacted" but your disruption "levered into the pavement and my head bounce" is exactly the same experience. ...
08-20-18, 08:24 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,090
Posted By Velognome

Kinda interesting, your Avatar, which looks to be...

Kinda interesting, your Avatar, which looks to be you on a bike, is wearing riding gloves? I too did the same, but now I look back and see the absurdity in protecting my hands in fall but leaving...
08-18-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,090
Posted By Velognome

Sorry not a troll, been around awhile,I ride with...

Sorry not a troll, been around awhile,I ride with some of you, just retracting some earlier opinions .
08-18-18, 12:40 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,090
Posted By Velognome

I'm the OP of this Helmet Thread and I am glad...

I'm the OP of this Helmet Thread and I am glad there is such good discussion regarding helmets. This will be my last post to this tread. The reason I posted, (and I haven't for a long while) was to...
08-17-18, 10:14 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,090
Posted By Velognome

All good Clubman, like L-caveman, it took 45...

All good Clubman, like L-caveman, it took 45 years to figure it out! Only problem, according to his calculations, there's 5 more crashes coming!
08-17-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,090
Posted By Velognome

I thought so too, but I was wrong, really wrong....

I thought so too, but I was wrong, really wrong. I ride a motorcycle and know how and when to go down to but maybe that was part of the delusion, in comparison, how bad could a bicycle crash really...
08-17-18, 01:43 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,090
Posted By Velognome

I had the same rational thought too until last...

I had the same rational thought too until last Wednesday. I think I caught a pedal on my fixed, on corner I've rounded millions of times. I wasn't even pushing, just spinning the pedals and...
08-17-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,090
Posted By Velognome

Not preaching, more an apology to those who I...

Not preaching, more an apology to those who I have ridden with for setting a bad example

Noglider, my big hair confused you, there was never a helmet

Helmet or not, I think there are situations...
08-17-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,090
Posted By Velognome

I don't wear a helmet 8-15-18

Been road riding and touring since the 70's. Was always of the opinion that I was a safe and conservative rider. Over the years I've had a few crashes & spills, but the other day, without any...
07-03-18, 09:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,207
Posted By Velognome

A couple of 1x3's ...

A couple of 1x3's
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/xzas0jm_c47c8d58055774cb97b236cfdeaaccb68b4ad0bb.jpg
...
07-03-18, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20,717
Views: 1,974,007
Posted By Velognome

'62 R Sports good for light touring...day rides ...

'62 R Sports good for light touring...day rides
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04-12-18, 06:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,003
Posted By Velognome

I'm partial to Raleigh but for an everyday rider...

I'm partial to Raleigh but for an everyday rider the 712, hands down.
01-27-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,326
Posted By Velognome

I like it, but I also love my 2009 Clubman, best...

I like it, but I also love my 2009 Clubman, best all-arounder I've had the pleasure to ride. So I'm biased I suppose. Raleigh had a problem a few years back with brazing issues on their lugged...
01-24-18, 07:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,326
Posted By Velognome

This is the second go around for the reincarnated...

This is the second go around for the reincarnated lugged Raleigh's. They were out in 2009 or '11 but I was told there were some brazing issues.

I think it is a reasonable alternative to a...
01-17-18, 09:02 AM
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Posted By Velognome

I had the same bike but in a 23", same type of...

I had the same bike but in a 23", same type of decals. Not sure what made them Special or Deluxe other then mine had a rear rack and battery operated headlight.
01-01-18, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20,717
Views: 1,974,007
Posted By Velognome

Haven't been active for a while and missed the...

Haven't been active for a while and missed the British motors back on page 599....he's my Triumph to add to the posts
https://i.imgur.com/yvYKoea.jpg

And to stay on topic, here is my 30's era...
12-24-17, 02:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,757
Posted By Velognome

NoControl - On painted surfaces, I start with a...

NoControl - On painted surfaces, I start with a heaping table spoon per gallon of water. After 24 hours, if you do not see any bubbles forming I add to the mix. A milder solution won't leave a haze...
12-23-17, 10:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,757
Posted By Velognome

Nice to see some attention and what appears to be...

Nice to see some attention and what appears to be a lot of effort going into an old 3spd. I did this Dunelt up for my Goddaughter to use in college. She still has it and gets regular summer use. ...
12-16-17, 09:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,643
Posted By Velognome

Just noticed the Swallow saddle the Masi, kinda...

Just noticed the Swallow saddle the Masi, kinda of an odd mix with the 650's. Seems a B17 or a Cambium would be more appropriate
12-15-17, 09:27 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 19,367
Posted By Velognome

My neighbor had a yellow one growing up, fun...

My neighbor had a yellow one growing up, fun ride. I also had fond memories of an old girl friend and her Cosworth Vega...likewise, lots-a fun.

Thanks for triggering the memories non-fixie, I...
12-13-17, 07:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,501
Posted By Velognome

IMO There is noting remarkable about the frame. ...

IMO There is noting remarkable about the frame. The rear stays look like bolt ups, and there is no chain tensioner bolt visible, I'm guessing it's a Roadster based bike. I'm guesing the photo is...
12-10-17, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By Velognome

https://i.imgur.com/sS1FlxD.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/sS1FlxD.jpg
12-10-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By Velognome

I'd run 28's and be done with it. Whie the side...

I'd run 28's and be done with it. Whie the side wall on the 28 may not be smaller then the 32, the 28 will be spread a bit more to fit the rim so should give you a bit more room. I'm assuming the...
12-08-17, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,646
Posted By Velognome

I want to, but I won't...It's almost...

I want to, but I won't...It's almost Christmas....good luck with your bars, Northroads are a nice alternative as well
12-08-17, 09:03 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 19,367
Posted By Velognome

Black Chrome in the snow ...

Black Chrome in the snow

https://i.imgur.com/sS1FlxD.jpg
12-07-17, 10:06 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 19,367
Posted By Velognome

https://i.imgur.com/PckeSGQ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/PckeSGQ.jpg
12-05-17, 09:11 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 19,367
Posted By Velognome

https://i.imgur.com/gM1Unhe.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/gM1Unhe.jpg
12-05-17, 09:02 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 19,367
Posted By Velognome

https://i.imgur.com/pg1YPdp.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/pg1YPdp.jpg
12-04-17, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,289
Posted By Velognome

On this Road/Path, which I understand is...

On this Road/Path, which I understand is traditional off-season training bike, there is some thin paint on the top tube just below the saddle (visible in the picture) and blistered chrome but only...
11-24-17, 07:40 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 47,991
Posted By Velognome

The mysterious "went flat overnight" syndrome ...

The mysterious "went flat overnight" syndrome simply means it's time to use another bike for the day. If it were not for flats, a think most of my bikes would never see the light of day.
11-24-17, 07:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,288
Posted By Velognome

https://i.imgur.com/PckeSGQ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/PckeSGQ.jpg
11-24-17, 07:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,288
Posted By Velognome

https://i.imgur.com/28oc17v.jpghttps://i.imgur.com...

https://i.imgur.com/28oc17v.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/vDo6Vs8.jpg
11-20-17, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2,621
Views: 565,498
Posted By Velognome

Before https://i.imgur.com/w1qrA2L.jpg ...

Before

https://i.imgur.com/w1qrA2L.jpg

And after
https://i.imgur.com/28oc17v.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/XZAS0jM.jpg
11-16-17, 06:32 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,490
Posted By Velognome

Resilion Canti's ...

Resilion Canti's
https://i.imgur.com/aP2I6sE.jpg https://i.imgur.com/T3PD7RS.jpg
& a Durax Crank
https://i.imgur.com/77AXDOJ.jpg
11-16-17, 06:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,963
Posted By Velognome

My Mclean is still in the 'project' stage but...

My Mclean is still in the 'project' stage but being grey, I'll post up a collage...
11-16-17, 06:19 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,963
Posted By Velognome

My Hercules is Grey ...

My Hercules is Grey

https://i.imgur.com/XZAS0jM.jpg
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