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Posted By Kent T

Patience, hard work, willingness to be creative,...

Patience, hard work, willingness to be creative, and think outside the box (and limitations) will carry you far in life, and in cycling. Some Paralympic cyclists have taught me much (and how to...
04-17-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 8,745
Posted By Kent T

I would give this build bonus style points (for...

I would give this build bonus style points (for Gallic masochism) if this bike makes it 100 KM on those Delrin Simplex Prestige derailleurs. I agree highly about this. I call Huret Allvit by...
09-19-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,266
Posted By Kent T

A huge top of the line Marantz Stereo receiver,...

A huge top of the line Marantz Stereo receiver, from Murfreesboro to Smyrna, Tennessee strapped to a Blackburn rack on an old Schwinn LeTour. Did I also mention there were 100 LP discs in the...
09-14-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By Kent T

This 3Rensho classic is beautiful, and has superb...

This 3Rensho classic is beautiful, and has superb build, and is arte de velo. Thanks for the photos.
09-06-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 24,961
Posted By Kent T

Now for some bike inspired Georgia musical velo...

Now for some bike inspired Georgia musical velo de pun. By way of the B52's rock band. This is the "Love Bike". "I Got Me A Gazelle bike, it's as big as a whale, and it's about to set sail" so "Bring...
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Views: 3,449
Posted By Kent T

Mine is part drop foot, I deal with Cerebral...

Mine is part drop foot, I deal with Cerebral Palsy and spina bifida, a leg length issue, hip issues, and spasticity issues. Makes some rides interesting and a nice 8 or 9 mile bike ride is nice...
12-13-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,602
Posted By Kent T

They are functionally OK, but the SRAM ones on my...

They are functionally OK, but the SRAM ones on my 800 Sport Singletrack aren't the most durable (bike otherwise is quite bombproof). I need to get replacements for my 3 x 7 Shimano Altus drivetrain.
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11-08-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,209
Posted By Kent T

Yanni= the audio equivalent of the Chinese water...

Yanni= the audio equivalent of the Chinese water torture. Or a bad anesthesia hangover. Outlawed by the Geneva Convention.
11-07-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 28,260
Posted By Kent T

The creme de la creme of French constructeur...

The creme de la creme of French constructeur classics. French arte de velo at it's finest. And unmatched in pure Gallicness. To bikes what classic Citroens are to automobiles. Thanks for sharing this...
11-01-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,113
Posted By Kent T

I was out riding on the MUP in Oak Ridge, TN, and...

I was out riding on the MUP in Oak Ridge, TN, and a window rolled down "Nice Atomic Legs" was yelled. I yelled back, "Thanks" The ultimate compliment physically challenged me ever gets when he rides.
10-31-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,906
Posted By Kent T

The Raleigh Professional or International was the...

The Raleigh Professional or International was the second most available high class road bike in that era. As Raleigh had the second best dealer network back then.
10-19-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,407
Posted By Kent T

Yes, I'd bet he has a suitable freewheel for your...

Yes, I'd bet he has a suitable freewheel for your Paramount. And freshly serviced and overhauled, and looking like a new one. Pastor Bob is a fine artisan when it comes to freewheel restoration.
10-16-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,566
Posted By Kent T

Buying a new bike for him (and he deserves a...

Buying a new bike for him (and he deserves a bespoke ride for his Nobel laureate status) is only natural. Cycling to the lab for the commute, encourages thinking of the highest, and problem solving....
10-06-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,370
Posted By Kent T

A steel late model Colnago.

A steel late model Colnago.
10-04-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,136
Posted By Kent T

This is pure Japanese Velo art of the highest....

This is pure Japanese Velo art of the highest. And should be quite a lively ride, and enjoyed with passion.
09-29-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,837
Posted By Kent T

Which don't fit abnormal me. I am shortish,...

Which don't fit abnormal me. I am shortish, slightly more legs than arms. And I'm off centered too.
09-12-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,084
Posted By Kent T

A Dynakit Stereo 70, PAS-3X, Dynaco A 25...

A Dynakit Stereo 70, PAS-3X, Dynaco A 25 loudspeakers (All for $120 on closeout in 1973 at an electrical wholesaler where stepdad bought his supplies) and a closeout $59 AR XA with Shure M 75 EJ...
09-11-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,063
Posted By Kent T

I agree highly with these thoughts. And the Allez...

I agree highly with these thoughts. And the Allez is beautiful, well equipped, and in wonderful condition. For $75 a no brainer purchase for our OP. My favorite Color, Allez Red. Shimano RX 100 is...
08-17-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,221
Posted By Kent T

My dear, long gone, 1981 Traveler (Panasonic...

My dear, long gone, 1981 Traveler (Panasonic under an assumed name), wound up with 700c rims on the original Normandy large flange hubs (I used Wolber Gentleman rims). The Travelers of this era, are...
08-17-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,464
Posted By Kent T

My bike shop would rather help me keep my...

My bike shop would rather help me keep my favorite bike on the road, than to sell me a new bike. He also prefers selling his clientele the right bike for their desires and needs, and he's C&V...
08-05-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,814
Posted By Kent T

Of the vintage SunTour options, VxGT is best or...

Of the vintage SunTour options, VxGT is best or Shimano Crane GS. Both shift wider cogs more reliably, and smoother than Huret anything, Simplex anything, Campagnolo anything. My SunTour VxGT...
08-05-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By Kent T

Enjoyed this article. On these cranks, I agree...

Enjoyed this article. On these cranks, I agree Campagnolo was the creme de la creme cranks. But 1973 was the beginning of noticeable inflation in the bicycle world. Japan is beginning to gain the...
07-30-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,661
Posted By Kent T

I wish my beater bikes had this nice of a frame,...

I wish my beater bikes had this nice of a frame, by the way. Reynolds 531, a touch of class. I have a motto in life, "If It Fits, It Shifts, and I can ride it, I give it a try, if possible" P.S. A...
07-30-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,203
Posted By Kent T

And to add insult to injury, the Jubilees were...

And to add insult to injury, the Jubilees were anything but reliable. A Vx is a major upgrade in the reliability department, and a Vx in the rear adds to that reliability. Suntour works well, shifted...
06-28-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 20,534
Posted By Kent T

Police Radar units can be and often are 30% off...

Police Radar units can be and often are 30% off from accurate. Do this in broadcasting with AM and FM commercial transmitters, the risk of considerable Federal Communications Commission fines is very...
05-31-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,937
Posted By Kent T

Happy 531 to you, Reynolds, and all your double...

Happy 531 to you, Reynolds, and all your double butted goodness. You make cycling smooth and effortless.
05-24-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,011
Posted By Kent T

Suntour VGT, the reliability king of Disraeli...

Suntour VGT, the reliability king of Disraeli Gears. Reliable as ever was made.
05-23-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,011
Posted By Kent T

I love Suntour friction era derailleurs a lot,...

I love Suntour friction era derailleurs a lot, never met a VGT, AR, or ARx I didn't like. Never had issues with them. Shifted impeccably every time. Run one on the Rolling Stone (my 1982 Bridgestone...
04-11-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 329,500
Posted By Kent T

Here is my Black and White little girl, Baby....

Here is my Black and White little girl, Baby. https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_0003_62d0a67200bd148d7438da50ac6f8abbf62ba002.jpg
Replies: 60
Views: 30,603
Posted By Kent T

A Mixte is a universal, accessible frame to...

A Mixte is a universal, accessible frame to Europeans. My bike must suit me (I wear Braces, Allard BlueRockers to be exact), and my needs. I have long ago not cared about what people think. Steel has...
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