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09-14-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
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: 2,387
Views: 758,191
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: 2,099
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: 256
Views: 9,684
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: 1,669
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: 720
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: 720
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: 720
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: 651
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: 628
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: 90
Views: 4,371
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: 449
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: 378
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: 2,636
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: 812
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: 701
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: 701
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: 176
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: 3,500
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: 3,500
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: 3,500
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....
04-24-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
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: 367
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: 152
Views: 9,268
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: 152
Views: 9,268
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: 866
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: 848
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: 583
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: 662
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: 782
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: 752
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: 3,462
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: 2,106
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: 4,407
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: 25
Views: 1,529
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: 83
Views: 7,621
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.
10-19-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By uncle uncle

I like a majority of the GCN content, whether...

I like a majority of the GCN content, whether it's C&V related or not. The cast of commentator's is top shelf, and thoroughly watchable.
09-30-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,619
Posted By uncle uncle

I could use about 50 more of these old British...

I could use about 50 more of these old British bicycle-centric movies.... and if history is to be believed, and the bicycle was so loved by the Brits around the WWII time frame, one would expect...
09-29-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,293
Posted By uncle uncle

You only need to put yourself in that other...

You only need to put yourself in that other guys/gals cycling shoes to understand why one should help... I've been that person, with frustration leaching out of my eyeballs, over something bicycle. ...
09-26-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,293
Posted By uncle uncle

I thought all of you were like me, and being nice...

I thought all of you were like me, and being nice and helpful on this site counted towards the court mandated community service hours? Huh.
08-14-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,461
Posted By uncle uncle

That build list sounds like a who's who of sweet...

That build list sounds like a who's who of sweet bicycle goodness. Pretty sweet build.
08-07-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By uncle uncle

Every bicycle/groupo/rider to win the Tour de France

gitaneusa.com :: View topic - Bicycles that have won the Tour de France (http://www.gitaneusa.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1525&fbclid=IwAR2IfOlPFKkcRaamc1wRj8McaX0K2BDwwFjKuTMyaoxpZSIjUKDZUSa-Pg0)
...
08-04-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,271
Posted By uncle uncle

He patiently waited for his owner to be satiated...

He patiently waited for his owner to be satiated with new knowledge, but, eventually, he came to realize that that was never going to happen, and he died, broken spoked and bleeding rust.
08-03-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,276
Posted By uncle uncle

Holding the envelope up to his turban covered...

Holding the envelope up to his turban covered head, "What is an Aerospace GP...". He rips open one end of the envelope, brings the torn end to his lips, and blows.
08-03-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,271
Posted By uncle uncle

He thought he might have a chance, when, earlier...

He thought he might have a chance, when, earlier in the week, she had said, "Hi', after U-locking her earlier 70's Pug U0-8 mixte, in blue, completed with a steel Wald front basket, platform pedals,...
08-03-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By uncle uncle

I'd probably dig the really old stuff, if I could...

I'd probably dig the really old stuff, if I could ever FIND the really old stuff.
08-02-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,271
Posted By uncle uncle

My turn, my turn... the owner of this bike says...

My turn, my turn... the owner of this bike says he's doing research for his first vlog, where he'll dissect the worthy aspects of each and every one of John Grisham's novels, but in reality, he's...
08-01-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,029
Posted By uncle uncle

Hey Scott... just a quick shout out for your Fuji...

Hey Scott... just a quick shout out for your Fuji site. I've enjoyed reading the articles, and looking at the Fuji bike porn, on numerous occasions. I just never had much in comments to contribute...
08-01-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,029
Posted By uncle uncle

Everyone is welcome to their opinion, even when...

Everyone is welcome to their opinion, even when it's wrong. I found myself going thru the catalog scans often, as I and other Fuji owners attempted to determine if certain parts were factory, or...
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