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10-14-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 468
Posted By Slowride79

I think you know the answer already since you...

I think you know the answer already since you said you regret passing on the the last one…
10-11-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 583
Posted By rumrunn6

love the aromas of fermenting leaves & soil....

love the aromas of fermenting leaves & soil. memories that go back to childhood & the freedom & independence that a bicycle brings to a child...
10-11-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 583
Posted By rumrunn6

thank you for the reminder! I need to get out...

thank you for the reminder! I need to get out there again soon!
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10-09-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 583
Posted By rustystrings61

The version of the word as the season drifts into...

The version of the word as the season drifts into winter becomes more of a rhythmic recitative than anything else, as it derives from the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker and should be...
10-09-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 583
Posted By tiger1964

[QUOTE=uncle uncle;22263710]calming sounds that...

[QUOTE=uncle uncle;22263710]calming sounds that are generated by bicycle tires riding over autumn leaves/QUOTE]

Calming? More like, "what is wrong with my bike now"?
10-09-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 583
Posted By Wildwood

Only 27? And the smells after a dry Summer...

Only 27?
And the smells after a dry Summer gives way to a fresher Fall (well in progress locally).
10-09-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 583
Posted By rustystrings61

1. Shishpoptishishh - when conjoined leaves are...

1. Shishpoptishishh - when conjoined leaves are swept up by a 27 x 1 1/4-in tire at 70 psi underneath a Bluemels fender, then separate and flip out across the fender stays.
10-08-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By T-Mar

I suspect the straddle cable was zinc plated for...

I suspect the straddle cable was zinc plated for protection. The zinc plating acts as a sacrifical coating. Its oxidization actually protects the underlying steel. Cleaning zinc plated cables makes...
10-06-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By 52telecaster

My take on an old trek 620

I bought this because it seemed like a really versatile platform. Turns out it's a wonderful bike. I went 650b and had to use a 750 center pull to reach in the back. A tektro 559 is enough in front....
09-18-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By DiegoFrogs

This actually has a lot in common with bikes my...

This actually has a lot in common with bikes my sister and I rode as children, all of which came from toy stores and department stores.

I was looking at the bikes I set out for the scrap man in...
08-26-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,595
Posted By Cougrrcj

Out in the countryside - without time-killing...

Out in the countryside - without time-killing (and door-to-door ET) average stoplights, you can get away with this... Imagine being stopped at just ONE stoplight for over a minute.

My work...
07-27-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 701
Posted By johnnyace

I've read "Half Man, Half Bike," his book about...

I've read "Half Man, Half Bike," his book about Eddy Merckx, in the past, and I enjoyed his writing. He's no Steinbeck, but a decent writer nonetheless.
07-19-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 33,604
Posted By ollo_ollo

My neck problem is much improved, so I resumed...

My neck problem is much improved, so I resumed riding the Follis on 8/1, but took it easy for a while just running local errands on multiple rides of 6 to 8 miles until I accumulated 30.5 miles. Only...
07-17-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 33,604
Posted By RandolphCarter

<sigh> Fine. I'll toss some parts at this...

<sigh>

Fine. I'll toss some parts at this heap and try to get the miles in.
...
07-12-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 33,604
Posted By hazetguy

I haven't had the time to do much riding, was...

I haven't had the time to do much riding, was really busy with work, and then went out of town on a 2+ week long family vacation. I'm back now, with a few modifications to the bike and adjustments to...
07-11-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,053
Posted By steelbikeguy

forgot about that! Poor Ben.. having to put...

forgot about that!
Poor Ben.. having to put the Murray decals on his frames!

Steve in Peoria
07-11-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By cb400bill

Raleigh Grand Prix Grandis Grand Prix Lambert...

Raleigh Grand Prix
Grandis Grand Prix
Lambert Grand Prix
Atala Grand Prix
Olmo Grand Prix
CCM Grand Prix
07-11-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,195
Posted By John E

Not good for cars. :)

Not good for cars. :)
07-11-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,053
Posted By steelbikeguy

good to see mention of Bob! I love hearing him...

good to see mention of Bob! I love hearing him contribute to TdF coverage with Phil.

Steve in Peoria
07-11-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,053
Posted By steelbikeguy

happy 7-11 day!!

Jef Mallett's comic "Frazz" celebrated the 7-11 racing team today, and showed the image of Andy Hampsten crossing the Gavia in the snow.
Here's the comic:
...
07-08-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,846
Posted By scozim

Does it bug anyone else - TdF and Merckx

One advantage of working remotely this time of year is I can watch each stage of the Tour de France in the mornings as I work (and mute during conference calls). This year the commentators have been...
07-02-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 33,604
Posted By cog_nate

Bianchi Sport SS As purchased: ...

Bianchi Sport SS
As purchased:
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The numbers:...
06-22-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 33,604
Posted By darnet

Green Super Course update

Only a couple of rides in the past 2 weeks. Wednesday before last rode to breakfast diner at the Nashua, NH airport, and back home (9.2 miles)....
06-18-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,513
Posted By FBOATSB

Even on a Brooks saddle clamp the cross bolt is...

Even on a Brooks saddle clamp the cross bolt is made from some very soft and stretchy material, along with the clamp itself. I replace the bolt with a grade 8 from the hardware store. You can torque...
06-10-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,044
Posted By LongKayak

Not sure how creditable I am, but t my first ten...

Not sure how creditable I am, but t my first ten speed was a C. Itoh purchased from JC Penney in Alexandria VA back in 1971.
06-02-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 33,604
Posted By BFisher

Another day, another 32 kilometers down! That...

Another day, another 32 kilometers down! That brings my total up to 81km. For the life of me I can't get this saddle at a comfortable angle, and I believe I've tried them all! I had to stop for a pic...
05-28-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By rustystrings61

My three riding buddies in Southwest Virginia...

My three riding buddies in Southwest Virginia c.1975-77 had Schwinn LeTours like that, one blue, one red and one this very yellow. Since there were no other LeTour colors to choose that year I got a...
05-28-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,249
Views: 137,162
Posted By fooferdoggie

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05-18-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,152
Posted By badger_biker

I did the 30 days of biking challenge for April...

I did the 30 days of biking challenge for April and just working to get a ride in every day in Wisconsin weather kept me enthused but now I’ve also hit a wall with my routes. I think I’ll have to...
05-18-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,152
Posted By 2cam16

I change it up with some gravel rides and mtb...

I change it up with some gravel rides and mtb rides.
05-18-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,152
Posted By gthomson

This reminds me of one of my posts from last...

This reminds me of one of my posts from last year, route fatigue (https://www.bikeforums.net/fifty-plus-50/1207321-route-fatigue.html) when I started the spring season with loads of enthusiasm but...
05-18-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,152
Posted By nlerner

A few years ago I discovered that taking the same...

A few years ago I discovered that taking the same routes but in the opposite direction (counter flow!) adds a great deal of enjoyment.
05-18-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,152
Posted By jamesdak

That's me too! I ride the same basic route day in...

That's me too! I ride the same basic route day in day out. Mix it up on the weekends adding in more miles and climbs and such. I mix it up but having a lot of bikes and pretty much taking a different...
05-15-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By JoeBass

Classic & Vintage Commercial

Raymond Poulidor, who never wore the yellow jersey, buys one at a French department store where you can "find anything". :)

La Samaritaine : Le Maillot Jaune avec Raymond Poulidor (France, 1971) -...
05-12-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,450
Posted By randyjawa

A vintage bike does not have to be the best of...

A vintage bike does not have to be the best of the best to impress and that orange bike is, indeed, impressive. top506 did a great job of rejuvenating that lovely old and crusty LaBonne. I, too, am...
05-10-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 33,604
Posted By Andy_K

Offering a more serious answer to this question,...

Offering a more serious answer to this question, I knocked out the headset today and so I have weights. The frame checks in at 5.52 pounds, while the fork is 2.0 pounds. I don't know how much it...
05-09-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 33,604
Posted By Andy_K

I don't know, but I did find that if I do a...

I don't know, but I did find that if I do a Google image search for that sticker all the "visually similar images...
05-08-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 33,604
Posted By BFisher

The backstory and present plans for that Takara...

The backstory and present plans for that Takara are awesome. Find bike - ask permission - fix bike - ride bike - put bike back. Love it!
05-08-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By teisco

Schwinn Volare

Just found an interesting bike. A Schwinn Volare. They call it the Japanese Paramount as it was one down from the top of the line Paramount. Not sure if there is enough interest to put it into the...
05-06-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 33,604
Posted By nlerner

Possible entry is now in the house, $35 later. I...

Possible entry is now in the house, $35 later. I probably paid too much given that it's a fully steel (rims, bars, stem, frame, chainrings) beast that needs work to make it rideable. Still, perhaps...
05-02-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 33,604
Posted By nlerner

My proportions are kinda freakish.

My proportions are kinda freakish.
04-30-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,913
Posted By Texpe

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04-24-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Rcrxjlb

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I missspelled Spalding in the previous post...
04-23-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,611
Posted By 79pmooney

I became famous in the Boston bike world 1977...

I became famous in the Boston bike world 1977 wearing the Bell Biker when my Lambert fork broke. I was on my way to a ride lead by a bike shop owner riding with his friend when I crashed. 4 days...
04-21-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By T-Mar

Empire was the private label brand for Empire...

Empire was the private label brand for Empire Distributing a Canadian company importing and distributing sports equipment. Circa 1978 there was a merger of sorts with CCM, when CCM was sold to...
04-11-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By Chombi1

This does not just happen with the cheap...

This does not just happen with the cheap brands......
I had a Cinelli 1A stem with it's little, oval, pressed on engraving on top of the neck, off to one side. Otherwise the stem was close to...
04-11-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,567
Posted By nlerner

The OP reports that his is yellow. If you're...

The OP reports that his is yellow. If you're talking about the one I posted, here's what it looked like when I sold it off:
...
04-11-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,723
Posted By Charles Wahl

I have a soft spot for those Weinmann "waffle...

I have a soft spot for those Weinmann "waffle iron" pattern levers (with or without the "quick-release" feature) myself, but I only have the plain ones.
04-10-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By repechage

Period European quality control on a Japanese...

Period European quality control on a Japanese part. How internationale.

functionally not an issue
04-10-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By randyjawa

It would be a great help to see the function side...

It would be a great help to see the function side of the bike (drive side) but it looks to be a, more or less, entry level steed, similar to many Torpado bikes that I have either refurbished or...
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