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10-03-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,073
Posted By nlerner

Kurt, last week, I was riding on a MUP that had a...

Kurt, last week, I was riding on a MUP that had a configuration I've seen before (I was in Rhode Island, so maybe it's a thing there) but had forgotten about. The MUP is divided into two sides, right...
10-02-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,073
Posted By nlerner

Along these lines, as someone who has bike...

Along these lines, as someone who has bike commuted in the Boston area for 30 years, the improvements to cycling infrastructure are remarkable, but certainly there’s still a long way to go. Drivers...
10-02-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,073
Posted By nlerner

Okay, I’ll add a C&V angle to this topic, which...

Okay, I’ll add a C&V angle to this topic, which should rightly be in some other forum:

The traffic is so terrible in my neighborhood that no one can hear me when I yell, “GET OFF MY LAWN!”
10-02-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 665
Posted By nlerner

If you only Porltandiers knew anyone who might...

If you only Porltandiers knew anyone who might have an excess number of bikes.
10-02-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 54,355
Posted By nlerner

My Sept was 345 miles, not terrible considering...

My Sept was 345 miles, not terrible considering that I mostly had time to ride once per week. That doesn’t include commuting and errand running, which is about 50 more. For the year, I’m at about...
10-01-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 898
Posted By nlerner

I thought “frameset design” was pretty much...

I thought “frameset design” was pretty much nailed down by the turn of the 20th century.
09-30-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By nlerner

Not sure I have favorites. I've bought, ridden,...

Not sure I have favorites. I've bought, ridden, and then sold pretty much everything on the OP's list. Guess I'm just fickle. But here's the 10 oldest bikes in my current fleet, all ready to ride:
...
09-27-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, I guess the seat tube band decals are...

Yeah, I guess the seat tube band decals are different, too. Weird!
09-27-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By nlerner

Wow, Skip, that one sure looks like the Weigle I...

Wow, Skip, that one sure looks like the Weigle I had some time back, an eBay find that I rode for a while (I think I did a 650B conversion) and then sold back on eBay (kind of a catch and release)....
09-23-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By nlerner

PM sent.

PM sent.
09-23-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By nlerner

I had a Merlin Ti with one of those grease guard...

I had a Merlin Ti with one of those grease guard BBS. Fortunately it spun smoothly and the spindle length was fine for the Campy Veloce crankset that I ran. I loved the ride of that rig but sold it...
09-22-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,546
Posted By nlerner

I guess I got into C&V bikes when I wrenched at a...

I guess I got into C&V bikes when I wrenched at a bike shop in the mid 80s though I suppose the bikes weren't as old then! More specifically, that shop was a Raleigh dealer back in the day and had...
09-22-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,096
Posted By nlerner

fify.

fify.
09-21-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,096
Posted By nlerner

Huh? Iím trying to see the logic that connects...

Huh? Iím trying to see the logic that connects these two sentences, but itís escaping me.

It is surely conjecture to say most Confente owners donít ride them, but how is that related to what I...
09-21-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,096
Posted By nlerner

Somehow I doubt that the Confentes out there...

Somehow I doubt that the Confentes out there actually get ridden.
09-20-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,359
Posted By nlerner

Wait, you mean there’s an alternative to those...

Wait, you mean there’s an alternative to those classified listings I’m putting in my local paper to sell old bike cr@p?
09-19-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 616
Posted By nlerner

Before: ...

Before:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x958/e65f516c_fe8f_45a4_8b82_3c757b5c5076_293e8b2918579cad86d1267a325d15f00cdc6204.jpeg

After scarlson did his welding magic:
...
09-19-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,715
Posted By nlerner

Yup, as bulgie shows, standard S-A pulley wheel...

Yup, as bulgie shows, standard S-A pulley wheel at the top of the downtube, and cable goes right to the hub indicator along the right side seat stay. You can kinda see it in this pic:
...
09-19-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,715
Posted By nlerner

My top-tube mounted shifters scoff at your stem...

My top-tube mounted shifters scoff at your stem shifters.
...
09-19-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By nlerner

What’s not shown is that the bike rider is now...

What’s not shown is that the bike rider is now prone on the pavement under a tarp while the driver is on the phone with his insurance company.
09-18-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,715
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, why don’t those track racers use stem...

Yeah, why don’t those track racers use stem shifters on their fixies? Makes no sense to me.
09-18-22, 11:10 AM
09-16-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 530
Posted By nlerner

Reminds me of my grandparents' living room couch.

Reminds me of my grandparents' living room couch.
09-16-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26,439
Views: 3,816,761
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, my first impression is that it's a 60s...

Yeah, my first impression is that it's a 60s Triumph road bike frame that someone retrofitted as a IGH 3-speed. That fork crown detail seems pretty darn nice for a lowly 3-speed!
09-16-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By nlerner

That rivals Shimano Sante in its "taste is in...

That rivals Shimano Sante in its "taste is in your mouth" vibe. Someone should put that on a pink Centurion Iron Man and rock the space-time continuum!
09-15-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By nlerner

One local group that I ride with regularly...

One local group that I ride with regularly usually starts ride at a bakery/coffee shop, but I just don't have any decent pics to prove it. Most are like this one:
...
09-15-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 860
Posted By nlerner

I'm disappointed by the lack of a toaster. ...

I'm disappointed by the lack of a toaster.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1208x906/img_2728_80cfc91947bc0c184db3a590e57cb6fce4bc4559.jpg
09-15-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By nlerner

Wait--you actually ride your bikes so that parts...

Wait--you actually ride your bikes so that parts wear out?! I thought the idea was just to post shiny pictures on the internets.
09-14-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By nlerner

You clearly need to up your Internet mechanic...

You clearly need to up your Internet mechanic game.
09-14-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,739
Posted By nlerner

The OP seems to have a thing going on about this...

The OP seems to have a thing going on about this particular shop:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1256815-my-lbs-won-t-sell-me-spokes.html
09-13-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 786
Posted By nlerner

I've been doing birthday rides since I turned 50,...

I've been doing birthday rides since I turned 50, I believe. This year was 62, and my birthday is in April, so weather somewhat cooperates here in the Boston area. Last year it snowed for the first...
09-11-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 38,679
Posted By nlerner

I ended up selling mine yesterday!

I ended up selling mine yesterday!
09-10-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 476
Posted By nlerner

115mm or standard Sturmey Archer hub dimensions....

115mm or standard Sturmey Archer hub dimensions. Axles are long enough to make that work on a 120mm spaced frame, but 130mm would be pushing it.
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By nlerner

I paid $50 for one complete and original,...

I paid $50 for one complete and original, including alloy pump, in that size last year. Also, hate to be the one to say it, but from the first pic, the fork looks slightly bent at the crown. Could...
09-08-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By nlerner

He's yelling at her to put some proper brakes on...

He's yelling at her to put some proper brakes on that fixie. She is sad.
09-08-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By nlerner

Hmm, scouting location for Cino 2024?!

Hmm, scouting location for Cino 2024?!
Replies: 37
Views: 721
Posted By nlerner

For something ready to ride, the OP might check...

For something ready to ride, the OP might check out https://www.cambridgeusedbicycles.com.
09-07-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,304
Posted By nlerner

One big advantage of modern disc brakes is that...

One big advantage of modern disc brakes is that you can swap wheel sizes without needing to deal with the reach (or lack thereof) of brake calipers. I have two current bikes in the fleet that run...
09-07-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 26,439
Views: 3,816,761
Posted By nlerner

Makes sense. The 650b winter tires that have...

Makes sense. The 650b winter tires that have worked well for me, particularly in loose snow, are the Soma Cazaderos:

https://www.somafab.com/archives/product/cazadero-tires-700c650b-x-42mm
09-06-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 585
Posted By nlerner

Congrats--you're the first person I've ever put...

Congrats--you're the first person I've ever put on my block list.
09-06-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,315
Posted By nlerner

I stripped the paint from a Fuji Finest earlier...

I stripped the paint from a Fuji Finest earlier this year using this stuff:
...
09-06-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 539
Posted By nlerner

I’d definitely add more tension, a bit at a time....

I’d definitely add more tension, a bit at a time. Worst case scenario is that it tears at the rivets, but it was free after all!
09-05-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,253
Posted By nlerner

That’s gorgeous, Andy. Glwts!

That’s gorgeous, Andy. Glwts!
09-05-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 136,470
Posted By nlerner

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x958/55f895c5_7d5d_4758_bdaf_c8d9bbd9479d_ac05e4940a78b1b3d1fc53f82fdd707abdb237af.jpeg
Atop Peter’s Hill, Arnold Arboretum, Boston
09-04-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 38,679
Posted By nlerner

Havenít done a thing. Too busy riding other bikes...

Havenít done a thing. Too busy riding other bikes in the fleet!
09-04-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19,571
Views: 2,448,060
Posted By nlerner

Took a quick arboretum amble on the ‘74 Raleigh...

Took a quick arboretum amble on the ‘74 Raleigh International to test out my new setup: SRAM 2-speed auto shifting rear hub w/ 22t cog, TA Pro vis 3 crankset with 42t ring, Challenge Eroica tires....
09-04-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 585
Posted By nlerner

The fact isóif you want to get in decent cycling...

The fact isóif you want to get in decent cycling shape, you need to get out and ride as much as possible. Doesnít really matter if itís an ASC fixed gear, an ordinary, a trike, or a unicycle....
09-01-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 844
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, nice lugs, but pretty darn poor...

Yeah, nice lugs, but pretty darn poor presentation. It's built up to give the impression it was far too small for the rider, particularly with lots of seatpost and stem spacers and the saddle pushed...
09-01-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 494
Posted By nlerner

Back in January, I bought this UO-8 in a package...

Back in January, I bought this UO-8 in a package deal with an old Raleigh 3-speed for $100:
...
09-01-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 494
Posted By nlerner

I wonder if the best use of one's time would be...

I wonder if the best use of one's time would be to strip old bikes and part them out on eBay (yeah, a sacrilege and all that, but the best way to maximize return). Shipping would be far easier than...
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