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10-13-19, 05:14 AM
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The morning cup of coffee is just right today. ...

The morning cup of coffee is just right today. Sunday's are a different routine here: wind the grandfather's clock, fill my vitamin cups for the week and brew coffee with our old stove top...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 04:50 PM
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Posted By Prowler

I should have posted this photo a month or so ago...

I should have posted this photo a month or so ago but, I drag my feet. Being inspired by this subform, the folks over in C&V and a friend of mine, I decided to go for a trip on the GAP. That happened...
10-11-19, 04:40 PM
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Views: 176,135
Posted By Prowler

Spent some time finishing a pair of wheels for my...

Spent some time finishing a pair of wheels for my Nishiki International. I noticed, in the spring, that the rear wheel was failing - multiple spoke nipples pulling out, cracks at the rim holes. Not...
10-09-19, 04:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By Prowler

I should mention that I was an old man. I just...

I should mention that I was an old man. I just decided that there was not reason a 60yr old man could not learn to track stand. I did not know that I could not do it, so I did it. But yes, it look...
10-08-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By Prowler

I spent a winter learning to track stand in my...

I spent a winter learning to track stand in my shop. Let's see, I needed a spot about 3' x 8'. Built a shallow ramp and learned on a freehub geared bike.
10-03-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14,272
Views: 1,306,628
Posted By Prowler

Yesterday, actually, was a beautiful warm day in...

Yesterday, actually, was a beautiful warm day in Philadelphia. I'm sure many of us wondered if this would be the last day of summer for us. Clear sky, bit of humidity haze in the morning, temps in...
09-10-19, 03:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,054
Posted By Prowler

Great work. Lovely bike. Two thoughts: ...

Great work. Lovely bike. Two thoughts:

Now that you have a few miles on the bike, check the true on the wheels again. If you find they are still "bang on" then you feel great about it. But...
08-29-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14,272
Views: 1,306,628
Posted By Prowler

After my exertions last week in the Heavyweight...

After my exertions last week in the Heavyweight division, shall we say, closing a gap in my cycling experience ( GAP...
08-29-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By Prowler

I also measure contact points from the sit bone...

I also measure contact points from the sit bone position at the rear of the saddle. From woodworking I learned about "story sticks". One length of wood that holds all the needed measurements for a...
08-23-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,738
Posted By Prowler

I made it, all 300 miles in a bit over 4 days....

I made it, all 300 miles in a bit over 4 days. Over 27 hours of spinning the tires. ~ 11 mph ave speed. I'm gonna rest all weekend.

I'll get photos and a story up soon. Have to get the snaps...
08-18-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,738
Posted By Prowler

Well, I'm as ready as I'll ever be. Kits ready,...

Well, I'm as ready as I'll ever be. Kits ready, gear sorted and packed, food bundled, all checklists checked off. I'm, physically, as strong as I've been in years. The forecast looks fine for late...
08-09-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,738
Posted By Prowler

Postponed but nor forgotten

When last we gathered, I was targeting a tour at the end of June. Life pre-empted my plans so that did not happen. I even had to be OOT (out of town) for 2 weeks, no riding, just getting fat. So I...
05-22-19, 04:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 783
Posted By Prowler

Keep in mind that the hanger or claw needs to be...

Keep in mind that the hanger or claw needs to be parallel to the wheel, all the way around. Best to start with a nicely true wheel. Otherwise always check at the valve stem. Check it both top to...
05-12-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,457
Posted By Prowler

This finally worked out and worked VERY well. ...

This finally worked out and worked VERY well. Thursday, RickRob and I cycled the Farmington Heritage trail from the Red Oak Hill Rd trailhead to Westfield, MA (31 miles one way) and had a great...
05-07-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,457
Posted By Prowler

I'm pretty tired of waiting for a decent run of...

I'm pretty tired of waiting for a decent run of weather so, damn the torpedos.... I'm on the road Thursday morning to ride the
Farmington trial. Friday may or may not be a washout. I may get a...
05-07-19, 04:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By Prowler

Be sure to mock up your design before you commit....

Be sure to mock up your design before you commit. I have my bikes 'packed tight' like that, one level, using front wheel stands. OK for the front wheels facing outwards though you have to be...
04-29-19, 04:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,738
Posted By Prowler

Gugie, don't say 'bifurcates'. People will think...

Gugie, don't say 'bifurcates'. People will think yer a dweeb. Next you'll be saying 'promulgate' and 'instantiation'.

It's a slippery slope Mon.
04-24-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,738
Posted By Prowler

First Bike Touring Trip - Voyageur's journey

Oh, yes, I could post this in with the Touring crowd but I like this neighborhood much better. Besides it's C&V. I'm finishing preparations for my first bike packing trip, ever. I'm taking my 1987...
04-24-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14,272
Views: 1,306,628
Posted By Prowler

Tuesday was my first ride all the way into...

Tuesday was my first ride all the way into Philadelphia for this season. It was a perfect day so I rode down to the South Street bridge to be sure it was still there (yup, its still there). I took...
03-16-19, 03:48 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,184
Posted By Prowler

ketchup, mustard, mayo. Many cookout invites!

ketchup, mustard, mayo. Many cookout invites!
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