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06-20-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By BFisher

Hey, nice bike! Keep an eye out on ebay and...

Hey, nice bike!

Keep an eye out on ebay and craigslist for either spare cranks, or donor bikes if you want a replacement chainring bolt.

I actually like Schwinn Continentals, but I would keep...
06-19-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6,485
Views: 1,509,839
Posted By BFisher

Had this out today: ...

Had this out today:
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I definitely should start riding this more. It may get a...
06-17-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,671
Posted By BFisher

I've got NOS Cateye on my Peugeot. Good stuff. ...

I've got NOS Cateye on my Peugeot. Good stuff.

I really enjoy that color cable housing on that bike.

You've got yourself a sweet machine there!
06-17-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,712
Posted By BFisher

Interesting discussion. I acquired an...

Interesting discussion.
I acquired an Accushift-equipped bike over the winter and was both eager and nervous to give it a go.
So far, with 140-ish miles on it, I really like the way it shifts -...
06-17-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13,791
Views: 1,212,221
Posted By BFisher

Gyönyörű!

Gyönyörű!
06-17-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By BFisher

That would be a nice utility bike. I agree about...

That would be a nice utility bike. I agree about those shifters. They'd sell easily.
I don't flip bikes anymore, but when I did I was never able to sell the large-sized ones.
06-17-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13,791
Views: 1,212,221
Posted By BFisher

Farm fresh and only 9 miles from my house: ...

Farm fresh and only 9 miles from my house:
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06-17-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,952
Posted By BFisher

Thanks! Although, I did choose that pic on...

Thanks! Although, I did choose that pic on purpose. :lol:
I've had my share of bar wrapping goofs, but have gotten pretty good at it.
06-17-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,952
Posted By BFisher

I love it when I get a bottom bracket just right...

I love it when I get a bottom bracket just right and give the crank that first super smooth spin. All smiles.
06-16-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By BFisher

Thanks! Same to all the other Dads out there....

Thanks!
Same to all the other Dads out there. :beer:
06-16-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,952
Posted By BFisher

Interesting takes, all, and thanks for sharing. ...

Interesting takes, all, and thanks for sharing. One person's peeve is another's pleasure.

And count me as another who dislikes working on cottered cranks, although I think they are often better...
06-16-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,952
Posted By BFisher

Too much "friendly" advice? :lol:

Too much "friendly" advice? :lol:
06-16-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,946
Posted By BFisher

Good point. I was really referring more to...

Good point.
I was really referring more to ride qualities/preferences among current bike geeks, not so much market dominance in the time they were made. No doubt the products coming from Japan...
06-16-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,952
Posted By BFisher

Most/Least Liked Wrenching Tasks

The recent freewheel thread got me thinking. Some stuff I don't mind doing, others may not care to. Some things I don't like to do, others may enjoy.

Do you have a favorite wrenching task? A...
06-16-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,200
Posted By BFisher

My preferred degreasers are WD-40 and Black Jack...

My preferred degreasers are WD-40 and Black Jack Asphalt and Tar Remover.

I've disassembled and repacked about a dozen, or so, freewheels and don't mind doing so. But I understand if some don't...
06-15-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,406
Posted By BFisher

Coolest family heirloom I think I've ever seen!

Coolest family heirloom I think I've ever seen!
06-15-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,946
Posted By BFisher

Some handsome machines in this thread. So,...

Some handsome machines in this thread.

So, is it safe to claim that Peugeot was the undisputed king of the low end? I like the look of these Carbolite and HLE framed bikes, but I've never ridden...
06-14-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By BFisher

As is that bicycle. That is sweet!

As is that bicycle. That is sweet!
06-14-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,648
Posted By BFisher

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06-14-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,406
Posted By BFisher

That is super cool! And it appears to be a...

That is super cool!
And it appears to be a mixte.
06-14-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5,319
Views: 403,345
Posted By BFisher

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06-14-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,648
Posted By BFisher

While I agree that the motivation for those high...

While I agree that the motivation for those high manufacturing standards isn't there, it really should be. Manufacturing standards should be much, much higher than they are across the board. We waste...
06-13-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7,337
Views: 1,923,588
Posted By BFisher

Right on... ...

Right on...
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06-13-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7,337
Views: 1,923,588
Posted By BFisher

robyr, well done! That's a good looking bike. ...

robyr, well done! That's a good looking bike.

I put R3000 on an '87 Ironman frameset, also keeping the original 105 headset, and the performance is excellent. As was mentioned, I upgraded to...
06-12-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6,884
Views: 581,025
Posted By BFisher

Excel Sports has a sale going on...:innocent: ...

Excel Sports has a sale going on...:innocent:
Panaracer Gravel Kings (https://www.excelsports.com/promo/?p=panaracer-gravelking-tires)
06-10-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2,621
Views: 566,887
Posted By BFisher

jbchybridrider, that looks incredible! ...

jbchybridrider, that looks incredible!

Very nicely done!
06-09-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13,791
Views: 1,212,221
Posted By BFisher

obrentharris, sorry for the loss of your friend. ...

obrentharris, sorry for the loss of your friend. If my little snapshots of leisure help keep your chin up, I'm glad to share.

Hope you get a chance to get back on the bike soon.
06-09-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By BFisher

Love, love, love that steel Campagnolo crankset! ...

Love, love, love that steel Campagnolo crankset! Bellissimo!
06-09-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,031
Posted By BFisher

Interesting to hear from you guys who raced with...

Interesting to hear from you guys who raced with these parts when they were the hot tickets. The discussion of value provides helpful information.

Some of the rest of the discussion unfortunately...
06-08-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,529
Posted By BFisher

Beautiful choices, both!

Beautiful choices, both!
06-08-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,529
Posted By BFisher

Oh Yeah! I'd have gotten the size right...

Oh Yeah!

I'd have gotten the size right first. All else was very fun.
06-08-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13,791
Views: 1,212,221
Posted By BFisher

And the Ironman with Michelin Pro4 Endurance 23's...

And the Ironman with Michelin Pro4 Endurance 23's handled some gravel with ease.
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06-08-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13,791
Views: 1,212,221
Posted By BFisher

Beautiful ride today! ...

Beautiful ride today!
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Perrins Marsh...
06-07-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,662
Posted By BFisher

Ha Ha! Lots and lots of people bought a bike,...

Ha Ha!
Lots and lots of people bought a bike, rode it twice, and then decided they'd rather smoke a pack of Newports and kill a case.
Think about how many pristine Bowflexes are just sitting out...
06-07-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 34,070
Posted By BFisher

Sláinte! ...

Sláinte!
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06-07-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,902
Posted By BFisher

Nice Basso, OP.

Nice Basso, OP.
06-07-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,902
Posted By BFisher

"12 pounds of weight loss to gain 1 mph on a...

"12 pounds of weight loss to gain 1 mph on a bike" - Say, the average human head weighs about 11 pounds...:lol:

Saw a bunch of folks on carbon bikes this season. I waved to them. Most waved...
06-06-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By BFisher

calamarichris, As I look closer at your...

calamarichris,

As I look closer at your brifters, the idea of the upward cant makes a lot of sense. They do seem to come up pretty high, more that the brifters on my Sora R3000 setup:...
06-06-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,060
Posted By BFisher

That Sprint brake set looks like a nice one. The...

That Sprint brake set looks like a nice one. The levers look comfortable.

Nice job cleaning this up so far.
06-06-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,598
Posted By BFisher

That DA 7800 crank is very attractive, indeed! ...

That DA 7800 crank is very attractive, indeed!

So true about that Schwinn chrome. They were the best. Their headsets are particularly beautiful.
06-06-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By BFisher

I have not noticed any difference, but then...

I have not noticed any difference, but then again, I never really thought about it (now I'll feel it, lol). I go between Specialized Tarmac bend bars, and old ITM bars, with some SR Road Champions...
06-05-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By BFisher

42.4 miles today in on this: ...

42.4 miles today in on this:
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Doin' it C&V style.
06-05-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By BFisher

RobbieTunes, Thanks again! Heading out here...

RobbieTunes,
Thanks again! Heading out here soon.
06-04-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,598
Posted By BFisher

Well, this is like throwing a grenade into the...

Well, this is like throwing a grenade into the room, shutting the door and running. :lol:

The title says "most beautiful."

Not most reliable, not most usable across a wide range, not best for...
06-04-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By BFisher

I was in Denver and Boulder a few years ago, and...

I was in Denver and Boulder a few years ago, and while I didn't visit any shops, I saw C&V bikes everywhere. Tons and tons.

So, in addition to the places mentioned, just keep your eyes peeled...
06-04-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By BFisher

Link sent. I appreciate the support and...

Link sent.

I appreciate the support and encourage anybody else who's thinking about it to sign up.

Safe riding, all.
06-03-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By BFisher

In for 300 miles, but hoping to crush that...

In for 300 miles, but hoping to crush that number.

We shall see.

Most of the miles will be split between my Ironman and my Puch.

Ride on.
06-02-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,662
Posted By BFisher

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06-02-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,259
Posted By BFisher

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06-02-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 901
Posted By BFisher

I, too, have a Zefal HPX. It's a good pump at a...

I, too, have a Zefal HPX. It's a good pump at a good price, and Zefal customer service is great. I once got replacement seals for an old discontinued pump free of charge from France.

My Park...
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