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10-09-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 583
Posted By uncle uncle

Public service announcement: Autumn bicycling

Did you know that C&V bicyclists have coined over 27 unique words to describe the calming sounds that are generated by bicycle tires riding over autumn leaves? To find out more, and some sounds for...
09-18-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By uncle uncle

They should have done more articles like this......

They should have done more articles like this... it would have given bicycle shop owner ammunition for the potential customer that comes in and asks, "why shouldn't I just go buy a big-box store...
07-11-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,195
Posted By uncle uncle

Lemon. Good for bikes. Good for pie.

Lemon. Good for bikes. Good for pie.
05-18-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,152
Posted By uncle uncle

My Bike Outings have become a Groundhog Day Scenario

So... not that it's really C&V related (though, maybe the answer lies within a C&V stable of bicycles), but my bicycle outings have become like the movie Groundhog Day. I seem to go out on the...
05-02-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 33,604
Posted By uncle uncle

With that 42 inch frame paired with 16 inch...

With that 42 inch frame paired with 16 inch wheels.... that is going to take a special sorta rider.
04-23-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,611
Posted By uncle uncle

Yes. I bought a Bell V1 Pro back around 1983, to...

Yes. I bought a Bell V1 Pro back around 1983, to compete in triathlons, where wearing a helmet was mandatory. I bought it a few weeks before my first event. I think I roaded with it on for every ride...
04-10-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By uncle uncle

I'd only fixate on it a lot the first dozen or so...

I'd only fixate on it a lot the first dozen or so times out... then I'd just unconsciously let it nag at me. Maybe a bell over it?
04-05-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,878
Posted By uncle uncle

(Sitting in the back row, munching popcorn.......

(Sitting in the back row, munching popcorn.... waiting for the show.)
04-03-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 15,992
Posted By uncle uncle

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1709/watches_4b86520b0ab458798bdd1c081647c872af6a5036.jpg
Here are my "daily duty" watches, though I don't always remember to wear them...
03-21-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,991
Posted By uncle uncle

The darker black area is indicative of previously...

The darker black area is indicative of previously exposed areas and earlier damage, and the bright shiny areas are what "gave way" when the catastrophic event occurred.
03-18-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,861
Posted By uncle uncle

https://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Circuit-Auxiliar...

https://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Circuit-Auxiliary-Desoldering-Cleaning/dp/B07RGKDBWH

I've used these to dig out stuff from small crevices... the hooked ended tools can act as a small scoop,...
12-29-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 26,533
Posted By uncle uncle

In no real order. People who "walk" their dogs...

In no real order. People who "walk" their dogs without a leash on bike paths. Parents who ride without a helmet with their kids that ARE wearing a helmet. Bicycle riders killed by people in motor...
09-14-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By uncle uncle

I wish he'd just get off the Huffy and hand it...

I wish he'd just get off the Huffy and hand it over to someone who'd appreciate it for what it is... like me (I mean, it looks my size). I mean, people rode and raced for 50+ years on paves, up...
09-13-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2,445
Views: 832,257
Posted By uncle uncle

That's a nice start and a great picture. I'd...

That's a nice start and a great picture. I'd encourage you, and everyone, to go take some more. I wished now that I'd taken some pictures of me, and my friends, on their bicycles back in the 80's.
08-31-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,321
Posted By uncle uncle

I ride from the land that is topographically...

I ride from the land that is topographically flatter than a flap jack, and when the summer sun is at it's wickedest, hotter than said flap jack straight from the grill. I split my time on chalk...
08-16-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 22,959
Posted By uncle uncle

In my best mock Monty Python, "And now, for...

In my best mock Monty Python, "And now, for something completely similar....".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhl2av1bmrE
08-03-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,267
Posted By uncle uncle

"This bike cost $650 new..." during negotiations...

"This bike cost $650 new..." during negotiations for an early 80's Schwinn World Sport. I do think a lot of people, when they purchased that new bike for themselves decades ago, have memories of it...
07-26-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By uncle uncle

Original poser here... yeah, I get that not...

Original poser here... yeah, I get that not everyone is into Strava (or Strava like programs). It just keeps me connected to friends and other bicycle riders (mostly all non-C&V fans). It gives me...
07-23-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By uncle uncle

I was persuaded to sign up and use it by a fellow...

I was persuaded to sign up and use it by a fellow former employee. They had retired, bought a bicycle, and were encouraging others to come on board. Thus, it started out for me as a way to keep in...
07-23-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By uncle uncle

Post your bike's Strava "Local Legend Laurel" Achievements here....

I was apprised just this afternoon that my trusty steed, aka "Cherrie Bomb", aka a retro-restored (yet mostly still rusty) 1977 Schwinn Le Tour II (read "Duece") has clutched the title of "Local...
07-18-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 988
Posted By uncle uncle

I think the psychological desire for...

I think the psychological desire for one-upmanship is even stronger today than it was in the past. That racers are not richer, they are just conditioned by society and peer pressure to seek out...
07-14-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By uncle uncle

When did MAFAC Racer brakes start NOT to appear on catalog spec'ed bicycles?

Velobase has info indicating that MAFAC Racer brakes were used into the 1980's, which might be true, but that doesn't correlate to what I remember from my bicycle shop visits back then.... I can't...
07-10-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,155
Posted By uncle uncle

The dorche' disque is a Sturmey Archer affair,...

The dorche' disque is a Sturmey Archer affair, aluminium, and a nice example of it's kind.
07-08-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By uncle uncle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV1AVcdNjMM ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV1AVcdNjMM

see if this helps....
06-14-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,222
Posted By uncle uncle

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1180638...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1180638-road-test-bike-review-1977-bikes-180-205-a.html

did you see this post?
06-12-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,008
Posted By uncle uncle

So, did you flip the brakes, just for the...

So, did you flip the brakes, just for the purposes of seeing if the shoes align better with the rims? Just curious. (Always enjoy reading your posts and your website about your builds, btw.)
06-12-20, 09:27 AM
06-12-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,125
Posted By uncle uncle

I had pink Benotto tape on my black Puch, around...

I had pink Benotto tape on my black Puch, around '82. I had blue Nashbar bicycling shorts (with yellow insert), too. Almost everyone in my bicycling circle had replaced their stock tape with a crazy...
06-11-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 960
Posted By uncle uncle

Love 'em. Even though they aren't what most...

Love 'em. Even though they aren't what most people on this corner of Bike Forums hunt out, I agree with you that they are a part of the bicycling heritage of the USA. One which you don't see to many...
06-11-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 960
Posted By uncle uncle

My birth state has a Centralia too... ...

My birth state has a Centralia too...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia,_Kansas
05-19-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By uncle uncle

C&V art as sentimental as your bicycles

Do you have some artwork, connected to the subject of classic and vintage bicycles, that has as much sentimental value as some of your bicycles? I've had this poster done by Peter Heer for some...
05-16-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,602
Posted By uncle uncle

This is what I aspire to be when I'm riding on my...

This is what I aspire to be when I'm riding on my gravel routes... the little voice in my head is channeling thoughts of tackling the hardest stages of "The Tour" long ago, while the other little...
05-16-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,602
Posted By uncle uncle

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1429/gravel_ride_1_tweaked__6c4bbc759d5af65ad0f1abbce316a2dc96462019.jpg
Behold.... Mother Nature's pancake. That's not an incline, that's...
05-15-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,602
Posted By uncle uncle

"Gravel Bike" is just the newest term for "Sports Touring Bike" of the C&V era

Other than some tires with more aggressive tread and the ever evolving tech refinements any sports equipment sees, these two things are the same thing. Prove me wrong....
04-25-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,669
Posted By uncle uncle

That's the "Italian Sears".... apparently...

That's the "Italian Sears".... apparently supplied by Chiorda. Another noteworthy Sears bike, though probably not valuable (I have this bike, waiting, possibly, for a restore). Nice pants, btw.
04-24-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By uncle uncle

If this was the only bike I had, or could afford,...

If this was the only bike I had, or could afford, I'd ride it. Better than no bike at all. And if I saw someone riding it on exercise paths around here, I might say "howdy" and "nice day for a ride,...
04-18-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By uncle uncle

It takes balls to be a shade tree bicycle...

It takes balls to be a shade tree bicycle mechanic. Sometimes, 104 of them.
04-18-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 26,556
Posted By uncle uncle

This thread just give me wanderlust, even if...

This thread just give me wanderlust, even if these are just snapshots or you normal "beaten path".
04-05-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 26,556
Posted By uncle uncle

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

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/dog_park_bike_path_s_end_6f467904f8ef577c1b356eafcaccc56797864808.jpg
The dog park plus model airplane airport, built on top of a dump...
01-27-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,328
Posted By uncle uncle

Bartali.... a personal hero of mine, for his...

Bartali.... a personal hero of mine, for his exploits on and off the bicycle. If you're into the written word, here's another good read, about fighting for humanity against those who would oppress...
01-24-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,305
Posted By uncle uncle

Just checking in... I want to follow the progress.

Just checking in... I want to follow the progress.
01-06-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By uncle uncle

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Amerimax-Aluminum-Downspo...

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Amerimax-Aluminum-Downspout-Band/3178669?cm_mmc=shp-_-c-_-prd-_-lbm-_-google-_-lia-_-103-_-gutter-_-3178669-_-0&store_code=2504&placeholder=null&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9eKzp6rw5gIV...
12-22-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,357
Posted By uncle uncle

Anyone have a spare $600 to burn, time on their...

Anyone have a spare $600 to burn, time on their hands, a groupset, the know how, and the desire to report back to us? I'll give them credit, better this than churning out another chromo frame that...
12-17-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,075
Posted By uncle uncle

Sekine dork disks are the holy grail in...

Sekine dork disks are the holy grail in dork-with-vintage-bicycle circles.
12-17-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,029
Posted By uncle uncle

Such a typical office setup... the standard...

Such a typical office setup... the standard cubicle wall covering up a part of the window.
12-13-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,199
Posted By uncle uncle

My triage effort would probably be pulling off...

My triage effort would probably be pulling off main assemblies and parts, just to see what's what. It might be that the stem, seat post, crank, etc. could be so salt air effected that nothing comes...
11-23-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,922
Posted By uncle uncle

You probably can, but it's going to require a...

You probably can, but it's going to require a coffin that's not an "off the shelf" model.
11-07-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,692
Posted By uncle uncle

A discussion of whether it's valid or not, based...

A discussion of whether it's valid or not, based solely on weighing what information is given on the internet (aka, scans of 2d pictures and paperwork), seems like a fruitless effort, although surely...
10-28-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,669
Posted By uncle uncle

Not many original parts on it (the front wheel...

Not many original parts on it (the front wheel assy, shift levers, derailleurs, crank assy... all of them are of later vintage), but, I'm always on the lookout for one of these, so, for about free, I...
10-19-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,210
Posted By uncle uncle

Another fan shout out to your site Jon. I check...

Another fan shout out to your site Jon. I check stuff out on it all the time. Thanks for all your efforts.
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