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03-27-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,517
Posted By jleeg

Frame is purchased. Awaiting wheels and gruppo....

Frame is purchased. Awaiting wheels and gruppo. No giveaways so stay tuned!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,087
Posted By jleeg

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I purchased my Merlin in 1993 and finally swapped...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,817
Posted By jleeg

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This is my daily ride....I bought it in June 1993...
11-28-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,001
Posted By jleeg

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1978 or 79 Moseman made for me by Rodney Moseman,...
11-26-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By jleeg

Thanksgiving and the musings of a self-indulgent but grateful cyclist

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Not I; just feeling that way.

Happy Thanksgiving all. I'm thinking...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2,682
Views: 442,007
Posted By jleeg

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11-22-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,752
Posted By jleeg

It’s a Joe Graham (he traded as Lenox Designs). I...

It’s a Joe Graham (he traded as Lenox Designs). I made that about 5 years ago in a weeklong workshop at his studio in northern Ohio). Other than the occasional use of a power drill, it was done with...
11-16-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,752
Posted By jleeg

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11-15-20, 03:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,811
Posted By jleeg

My short answer is to study the sites of cycle...

My short answer is to study the sites of cycle clothing purveyors and buy what covers your likely temperature and weather conditions. Most outfits cover a wide range. Donít fear layering as modern...
11-01-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,235
Posted By jleeg

As a fellow soon-to-be septuagenarian, I...

As a fellow soon-to-be septuagenarian, I encourage you to get on a bike. Do you have a friend who cycles, or a friend of a friend, you could talk to? It can be confusing but it’s not worth fretting...
10-27-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,854
Posted By jleeg

Good hat. Helps keep core temp up so extremities...

Good hat. Helps keep core temp up so extremities stay warmer longer.
10-23-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,026
Posted By jleeg

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Feeling as fit in my 70th year as I did decades...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 17,194
Posted By jleeg

Well, I think it solves a problem. When your...

Well, I think it solves a problem. When your fingers are so cold and devoid of strength wouldn’t electronic shifting be easier? I was assuming so the other morning when it was cold and I had a had...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,568
Posted By jleeg

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Iím a big fan of lugged steel racers, but in Ď93 I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,300
Posted By jleeg

Well, at least two of will be shopping for 23s.

Well, at least two of will be shopping for 23s.
08-31-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,750
Posted By jleeg

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My initials on the top tube
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2,682
Views: 442,007
Posted By jleeg

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07-23-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,393
Posted By jleeg

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3,012
Views: 835,245
Posted By jleeg

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Bought the frame in 1993 but recently upgraded the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By jleeg

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En route to Pillow PA. Horse and buggy...
06-02-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,326
Posted By jleeg

At 68, and having fallen in love with the road...

At 68, and having fallen in love with the road again, I have learned the importance of rationalization. My standard ride from home starts on a mile long climb. And it stays hilly. Ok, my speed is not...
06-01-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 33,600
Posted By jleeg

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Modern or not? Frame is 27 years old, gruppo and wheels, less than a week.
06-01-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 683,131
Posted By jleeg

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Reynolds 531 custom, built by Rodney Moseman,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 9,683
Posted By jleeg

Human, hands down. A friend and fellow rider...

Human, hands down.

A friend and fellow rider was on a small country two-laner and was passed by a car who’s driver laid on the horn coming up on him then pulled over immediately into his path. My...
05-30-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 33,600
Posted By jleeg

I am 68 with an old and old-made-new bike. The...

I am 68 with an old and old-made-new bike. The old bike is a custom Reynolds frame with Campy NR from 1978; the other a Merlin titanium that I bought in ‘93 with Chorus 8. This week I put Chorus 12...
05-30-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,295
Posted By jleeg

I relate to so many of these posts as I too have...

I relate to so many of these posts as I too have just returned from a similar hiatus. Good reading.

My story: in my late 20s as I was finishing law school in Philly I got into rock climbing and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,351,566
Posted By jleeg

Campy Chorus 12 speed gruppo for my Ď93 Merlin...

Campy Chorus 12 speed gruppo for my Ď93 Merlin titanium. So loving it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,671
Posted By jleeg

I rode a 1978 custom Reynolds 531 campy equipped...

I rode a 1978 custom Reynolds 531 campy equipped frame set (all in for about $900). Got the upgrade bug and bought a Merlin titanium with campy 8 chorus ergo. Both are really comfortable rides and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,581
Posted By jleeg

Just got my Merlin titanium back from its place...

Just got my Merlin titanium back from its place of purchase ( Aug. Ď93) with a Chorus 12 gruppo, new wheels and a box of Chorus 8 components that I had the bike equipped with at purchase. It looks...
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