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02-15-19, 03:57 PM
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Posted By DQRider

"Chided", he says! :p I never chide. Lambasted,...

"Chided", he says! :p I never chide. Lambasted, perhaps. Mildly rebuked? Sure. But always in a friendly manner.

No, I totally get what you are on about here. Sometimes it's just easier to choose...
02-03-19, 12:30 AM
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Views: 680,030
Posted By DQRider

Playstation in Antarctica, Minnesota.

Okay, thanks for the info. I guess I kind of knew that, my remark was completely tongue-in-cheek.

Anyway, since it was way too cold to ride this past week, I decided to try out one of my Christmas...
01-31-19, 02:23 PM
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Views: 680,030
Posted By DQRider

You just made my day. :) What a beautiful...

You just made my day. :) What a beautiful image. Thanks!
01-31-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 49,691
Views: 6,254,689
Posted By DQRider

Sheesh! :eek: My voice went up an octave just...

Sheesh! :eek: My voice went up an octave just looking at that!
01-30-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1,517
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Posted By DQRider

That is one classy bicycle. Very nice! :thumb:

That is one classy bicycle. Very nice! :thumb:
01-29-19, 03:21 PM
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Views: 680,030
Posted By DQRider

Yeah. I'm feeling more and more like a bear every...

Yeah. I'm feeling more and more like a bear every day :mad:.

Where's my Global Warming? :foo:
01-29-19, 07:44 AM
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Views: 680,030
Posted By DQRider

Aw, man... That looks like fun! :thumb: I'm...

Aw, man... That looks like fun! :thumb:

I'm not riding right now. Here's what the weather forecast looks like for the next two days:

https://i.imgur.com/8k1n5MU.png

Looks like it's time to...
01-25-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,618
Posted By DQRider

Absolutely. Here's my solution: ...

Absolutely. Here's my solution:


https://i.imgur.com/2qYk9hQ.png



Hardtail classic Barracuda MTB with studded tires and fenders.
01-05-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 384,635
Posted By DQRider

That's the Portland Design Works "Takeout...

That's the Portland Design Works "Takeout Basket", and the rack is their "Loading Dock". It's been a great combo, and now it lives on my Specialized Sequoia:


https://i.imgur.com/sGqaH63.png
12-28-18, 07:59 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,819
Posted By DQRider

What "Done" Looks Like

...at least to me.

First, I want to say Thank You to Robbie Tunes for starting this thread. I think about this subject a lot.

Wheelsets are key. I have all sorts of old 27" wheels piled up in...
12-27-18, 03:40 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,819
Posted By DQRider

Right. Or this one I've been hearing lately:...

Right. Or this one I've been hearing lately: "That's not a bug, it's a Feature!" :thumb:
12-27-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,819
Posted By DQRider

Yeah, there will be a bunch of them come Spring....

Yeah, there will be a bunch of them come Spring. This little elf has been very busy of late.
12-27-18, 03:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,819
Posted By DQRider

Well, that's the difference, isn't it? I've never...

Well, that's the difference, isn't it? I've never done this for work, it's always been a hobby, and I've only pursued it intensely for the past 3 1/2 years.

At work I am constantly improving...
12-27-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,819
Posted By DQRider

After three decades in Quality, Continuous...

After three decades in Quality, Continuous Improvement is almost a religion. I cannot get away from it. So this question really resonates with me.

Counting the Shogun 500 that is on the way as I...
12-27-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 49,691
Views: 6,254,689
Posted By DQRider

Of course - my camera is always ready. I'm...

Of course - my camera is always ready.

I'm finding the search for information on these `80s vintage Shoguns very difficult. There are no catalogs online that I can see, and knowledgeable...
12-26-18, 03:47 PM
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Views: 6,254,689
Posted By DQRider

That's odd, because I did a copy paste into...

That's odd, because I did a copy paste into eBay's search engine and it came up with nuthin'. Then I tried your link and it popped right up. :foo:

I am seriously tempted by this one...

(edit:...
12-26-18, 03:21 PM
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Views: 6,254,689
Posted By DQRider

Where's the link?

Where's the link?
12-26-18, 01:07 PM
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Views: 680,030
Posted By DQRider

It's an ugly winter so far, here in MN. Dreary...

It's an ugly winter so far, here in MN. Dreary grey skies and damp, cold air - not very nice for riding. So I stayed inside and began organizing my photos.

Here's one taken last Autumn, early...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-20-18, 07:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,442
Posted By DQRider

Both the Lake Street/Marshall Bridge and the Ford...

Both the Lake Street/Marshall Bridge and the Ford Dam/Bridge have raised pavements for peds and cyclists connecting trails on both sides.

I've found that most of the paths within city limits are...
12-19-18, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2,598
Views: 545,916
Posted By DQRider

That is an absolutely stunning result! :thumb: ...

That is an absolutely stunning result! :thumb:

Very nice work. I hope you report back on how it feels to ride.
12-19-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 402,980
Posted By DQRider

No, it was originally Sturmey-Archer 3-speed, so...

No, it was originally Sturmey-Archer 3-speed, so that's how I'm building it now.

The difference is that I'm using all black hardware, including the black 700c SA 3-speed wheelset from Handsome...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-19-18, 08:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,442
Posted By DQRider

Don't they maintain the trails along East and...

Don't they maintain the trails along East and West River Roads during winter?

From Wirth Park you can ride down Plymouth Ave to "Mississippi River Blvd" - West River Rd - pick up the trail and...
12-18-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,618
Posted By DQRider

Vintage Barracuda A2B Mountain bike that some...

Vintage Barracuda A2B Mountain bike that some would consider "classic", studded tires with fenders, Brooks Cambium saddle instead of leather, Ergon black rubber grips instead of cork, and sealed...
12-18-18, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 402,980
Posted By DQRider

Now that winter is here, I'm on my vintage...

Now that winter is here, I'm on my vintage Colorado-built Barracuda A2B with studded tires:


https://i.imgur.com/88Ma0Js.png


... and I'm working on this old `48 Raleigh Clubman build in the...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-17-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,442
Posted By DQRider

Photos from Hastings yesterday: ...

Photos from Hastings yesterday:


https://i.imgur.com/7wWshp7.png


https://i.imgur.com/88Ma0Js.png


https://i.imgur.com/d80HrXe.png
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