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06-05-22, 08:52 AM
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Posted By OldCoot

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05-31-22, 08:27 PM
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Posted By OldCoot

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It amazes me how long ago 531 was introduced.
Still , to me, the bike...
05-29-22, 10:09 PM
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Views: 356,338
Posted By OldCoot

Wilder Ranch outside of Santa Cruz, Ca again ...

Wilder Ranch outside of Santa Cruz, Ca again
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Enchanted Loop trail
05-20-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By OldCoot

I had to laugh at 'one' spoke is laced in...

I had to laugh at 'one' spoke is laced in correctly. Not possible, unless another spoke is missing ( doesn't that count as incorrectly too?). In my experience there's always another one in the wrong...
05-19-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,496
Posted By OldCoot

I say ride the 50 mile and you will get a better...

I say ride the 50 mile and you will get a better flavor of the event. At 30 miles as a regular ride, you are with in easy reach. The last Eroica had 35 ish (easy flat) and 72 (6000' of climbing) and...
05-17-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,128
Posted By OldCoot

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I am fortunate to place this right outside my office. Rain not an issue...
05-16-22, 08:57 AM
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Posted By OldCoot

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05-08-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,192
Posted By OldCoot

Looks great! I have found building wheels to...

Looks great!

I have found building wheels to be very gratifying along with a bit terrifying experience too. Terrifying since I know I will be descending down hills at break neck speeds and my life...
05-03-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By OldCoot

Merziac, I was the one who spoke to you...

Merziac,
I was the one who spoke to you Saturday evening about my freewheel and WD-40. I am fairly convinced that the WD-40 let the outer "cone" unscrew and let loose all my ball bearings. Once I...
05-03-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By OldCoot

Yes, there was a Suntour freewheel version for 6...

Yes, there was a Suntour freewheel version for 6 spd 120 OLD. see https://www.sheldonbrown.com/suntour-freewheel.html
05-02-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,156
Posted By OldCoot

Well your bike was definitely on of my favorites....

Well your bike was definitely on of my favorites. I am glad you brought it!
05-02-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 20,285
Posted By OldCoot

Wow! You guys are great at unearthing some...

Wow! You guys are great at unearthing some awesome bikes! Love the Comp TA and Gitane ( despot the poor alignment/crash).
Well I will keep hunting...
05-02-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,156
Posted By OldCoot

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04-29-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,732
Posted By OldCoot

For me, gear range, not the number of gears is...

For me, gear range, not the number of gears is important. Regardless of gear range, having a low gear is most important to me where I live. Almost any ride longer than 10 miles will include 1000'...
04-27-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,437
Posted By OldCoot

Not sure what the issue, or what kind of...

Not sure what the issue, or what kind of freewheel is busted... I am in Santa Cruz (you just went through it) and could in an emergency run a freewheel down to you . I believe I have a 6 or 7 spd...
04-27-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,453
Posted By OldCoot

Here's my re-badged Volkscycle, made in Japan...

Here's my re-badged Volkscycle, made in Japan with faux Nervex lugs. Still think they look great.


As for 'they don't make them anymore'. Of course they still do, but most people don't want to...
04-27-22, 11:23 AM
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Views: 33,156
Posted By OldCoot

Looking forward to the weekends activities. After...

Looking forward to the weekends activities. After doing a dress rehearsal this last Saturday, my choice of routes was solidified. I will join the Saturday Pre-Ride at 11am to San Simeon, and the...
04-22-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,156
Posted By OldCoot

Parking?

Does anyone know the parking situation the day of the events? Cambria is a small town... I have hotel reservations for Saturday night, but I won't be done riding before checkout time on Sunday. They...
04-14-22, 09:27 AM
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Views: 33,156
Posted By OldCoot

I think I am all set o. This issue, see photo...

I think I am all set o. This issue, see photo with 32mm tires. My issue will be my conditioning.

I am curious as to bikes with this issue, are they from the 1980's? It seems that's when race bikes...
03-30-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,343
Posted By OldCoot

I had a 1982 Trek 950, the bare frame option of...

I had a 1982 Trek 950, the bare frame option of the 957/959 bike. The bike had been hanging in the bike shop for some time, built up with Shimano 600 stuff. The 950 Similar to the bike posted by OP,...
03-20-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,978
Posted By OldCoot

I would happily take some precipitation with the...

I would happily take some precipitation with the cold, as California is headed for a severe drought. Nice biking weather though! Can we trade a wee bit?
03-19-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By OldCoot

Volkscycle Mark 100

Well I finally got this bike into a rideable condition. I purchased it to use in the Eroica California event, as none of my other classics qualify currently. I purchased it with out wheels and...
03-03-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,192
Posted By OldCoot

Nice! I haven't seen that that type of lug cut...

Nice! I haven't seen that that type of lug cut outs before, and especially on the rear brake bridge.

My Bob Jackson is in process as well, but the finish is not quite as nice as yours. Here's a...
03-03-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By OldCoot

I agree that respacing the rear will do little,...

I agree that respacing the rear will do little, but it should help make things run better once the issue is resolved.

Hadn't thought about a washer, good idea. Typically one on each side? How...
03-03-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By OldCoot

If I understand correctly the smallest cog is...

If I understand correctly the smallest cog is causing the chain to hit the cable stop on top of the chainstay ( as noted earlier photo helps). I can suggest 4 possible solutions offered in least...
03-01-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,156
Posted By OldCoot

I hope it rekindles some of those feelings for me...

I hope it rekindles some of those feelings for me as well. However, I have no desire to replicate my cycling equipment experience from the 70's. For me that would mean a $100 bike bought from E.J....
02-26-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 819
Posted By OldCoot

When you reach my age, they all look like that,...

When you reach my age, they all look like that, and erotic has no effect....
02-26-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 819
Posted By OldCoot

Because I live where there are lots of long steep...

Because I live where there are lots of long steep climbs, gearing is always at the forefront of my mind. I have no experience with old campy derailleurs . That said my short cage solution is to give...
02-25-22, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1,694
Views: 356,338
Posted By OldCoot

Thanks! I love buying bikes, but hate selling...

Thanks! I love buying bikes, but hate selling them... and I don't really need n+1, as 7 is enough... So make room 1st.
02-22-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1,694
Views: 356,338
Posted By OldCoot

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Viner Strada Bianca on coastal cliffs
Most curious what you think of...
02-16-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,694
Views: 356,338
Posted By OldCoot

I suppose any mention of Wilder Ranch is not...

I suppose any mention of Wilder Ranch is not complete with mentioning the Chickens. My kids, when younger, loved them. Lots of good trails in Wilder, not much need for a full on mountain bike on the...
02-15-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1,694
Views: 356,338
Posted By OldCoot

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Wilder Ranch Coastal bluffs, just outside of my home town, Santa Cruz, Ca.
02-07-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1,779
Views: 371,230
Posted By OldCoot

Celebs shoes

Why do so many of celebrities wear inappropriate shoes for cycling? E.g.. flip-flops , high heels etc
02-02-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1,779
Views: 371,230
Posted By OldCoot

John Kerry

John Kerry
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11-20-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By OldCoot

If your goal is to keep down tube shifters for...

If your goal is to keep down tube shifters for originality, but gain access to index shifting , or saving money , I would stick to 8 speed, as new or used down tube shifters are readily available.
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11-18-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,882
Posted By OldCoot

I am so much in agreement with your story. I too...

I am so much in agreement with your story. I too sort of wandered into index shifting through MTB's, and also couldn't bear the idea of super expensive upgrade to get index shifting on the bars. My...
11-18-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,882
Posted By OldCoot

What 'new' tech are you willing to use on your C&V bike?

I've been riding a long time, as I suspect most of you have. I love old bikes, but I also love some of the new stuff. For me I was really surprised at how much I liked brifters. The rest of the...
11-17-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,779
Views: 371,230
Posted By OldCoot

Clearly wearing a helmet correctly was difficult...

Clearly wearing a helmet correctly was difficult for these guys... And yes, I recall the song fondly.
11-07-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By OldCoot

I am curious if anyone has ever used a short...

I am curious if anyone has ever used a short threaded spacer inside the fork with it threaded onto the short rear brake thread, and then a standared screw into the other end of the spacer through the...
11-05-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,257
Posted By OldCoot

Hmmmm.... U have also owned a Supercourse and...

Hmmmm.... U have also owned a Supercourse and Grand Prix from 1986, which is when they went Reynolds 531 butted main tubes. Sure enough catalog says 555 for the Olympian. Misprint in catalog or the...
11-03-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,257
Posted By OldCoot

I have had an 1985 Grand Prix and it was labeled...

I have had an 1985 Grand Prix and it was labeled 555sl. While one might assume since 575sl is a higher number it would better tubing... Yet, I think that would be a dangerous conclusion, especially...
12-09-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 39,341
Posted By OldCoot

I have registered for the 2020 event. Got Hotel...

I have registered for the 2020 event. Got Hotel reservations in Cambria for night before. Purchased a bike that needs rehab!

1. Rob Wyland, BF name = Oldcoot, from Santa Cruz, Ca
2. Signed up...
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