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02-02-23, 12:38 PM
Replies: 74,114
Views: 12,050,165
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Ooooooh, how about a nice red Strawberry...

Ooooooh, how about a nice red Strawberry (https://tucson.craigslist.org/bik/d/tucson-rare-custom-strawberry-bicycles/7584807866.html)? Maybe too tall for me and out of my price range anyway, but wow....
02-01-23, 04:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,752
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I used it right up till I discovered Fizik. :D

I used it right up till I discovered Fizik. :D
01-31-23, 08:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,752
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Thanks! A little bit of time and attention makes...

Thanks! A little bit of time and attention makes all the difference.
Practice too, I suppose. I've wrapped more than a few bars since I started into this cycling thing. :lol:
01-31-23, 07:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,752
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Maybe compared to the Cinelli cork/foam tape or...

Maybe compared to the Cinelli cork/foam tape or similar. But it's nowhere near the nightmare of the Brooks microfiber, and the end result is worth any extra effort.
Clean, smooth, and grippy. No...
01-31-23, 04:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,752
Posted By Fahrenheit531

On topic: Fizik microfiber is the way to go....

On topic: Fizik microfiber is the way to go. :thumb:
01-27-23, 09:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,231
Posted By Fahrenheit531

As crummy stories go, that one ended very well...

As crummy stories go, that one ended very well for everyone. :thumb:
(And no, I don't think I've ever bought a stolen bike.)
01-27-23, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Pic 5 in original post: take a good long look at...

Pic 5 in original post: take a good long look at that crack along the crown. Maybe nothing. Maybe a potential horrorshow.
01-26-23, 09:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,438
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I cringe and grumble every time I have to replace...

I cringe and grumble every time I have to replace my Rene Herse tires.
And then I buy them.
Yes, they're that good.

(I run Stampede Pass 700x32, ultralight casing, skinwall, with tubes.)
01-23-23, 11:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,297
Posted By Fahrenheit531

There's one intersection where I routinely do...

There's one intersection where I routinely do that when I'm the only one at the red light... it lets me continue on my way without stopping the flow of traffic on the busier street.
...But I do slow...
01-20-23, 10:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,293
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I do appreciate the effort you've put into...

I do appreciate the effort you've put into proving my point.
01-20-23, 09:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,293
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Something like this? :D ...

Something like this? :D
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/image_d9c71b2f8ffc849efd98c633bbc86de50f55f957.png

Pretty sure it's the fastest bike I've owned. Just...
01-20-23, 10:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,293
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Actually it's pretty uncommon but hey, perception...

Actually it's pretty uncommon but hey, perception is reality. Right?
01-19-23, 06:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,293
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Heat can help with decal removal from the frame...

Heat can help with decal removal from the frame if that's your thing. Think hair dryer, not heat gun. Too hot and you'll wreck the paint.
...Might wanna research heat on the carbon bits. Probably...
01-19-23, 03:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,320
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Well this one may have broken some kind of...

Well this one may have broken some kind of record. Zero to Dumpster Fire faster than you can say e-bike.
01-19-23, 10:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,147
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Well if we're just getting pedantic now, one...

Well if we're just getting pedantic now, one inappropriate apostrophe hardly qualifies as an abundance.
01-18-23, 08:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,147
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Fashions change. When a tipping point is reached...

Fashions change. When a tipping point is reached due to [insert your preferred reason here] things will circle back to silver/polished. Or they'll move on to whatever may come next. So...yes?
01-16-23, 07:46 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,918
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Back when I was drinking there was no way I'd...

Back when I was drinking there was no way I'd have done any cycling. Too busy drinking.
Glad those days are behind me.
01-16-23, 08:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 563
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Google 15% tire drop chart. Then do the math....

Google 15% tire drop chart. Then do the math. :thumb:
01-10-23, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Impossible without pics.

Impossible without pics.
01-10-23, 09:19 PM
Replies: 74,114
Views: 12,050,165
Posted By Fahrenheit531

How about a tall Bridgestone RB-1...

How about a tall Bridgestone RB-1 (https://tucson.craigslist.org/bik/d/tucson-bridgestone-rb-racing-bike/7576798162.html)? Paint appears pretty good from here, bummer about the stem, RD, and wheels...
01-07-23, 06:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,938
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I can't believe -- am utterly astounded realizing...

I can't believe -- am utterly astounded realizing -- there has never been a thread about this before.
01-07-23, 06:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,125
Posted By Fahrenheit531

:lol:

:lol:
01-07-23, 09:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,125
Posted By Fahrenheit531

As it should be. The world is so much more real...

As it should be. The world is so much more real when you actually have to look at it to get somewhere.
01-07-23, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Raleigh Chopper Stories

Something for an easy smile on a Saturday morning. Just people remembering their Raleigh Choppers...
01-06-23, 06:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,723
Posted By Fahrenheit531

My number one? The same one I always post, since...

My number one? The same one I always post, since I got rid of the rest:
...
01-06-23, 02:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,800
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I also like the frogs. ;)

I also like the frogs. ;)
01-05-23, 11:30 PM
Replies: 74,114
Views: 12,050,165
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Pricey, especially since it's been set up with...

Pricey, especially since it's been set up with Tiagra :twitchy: but if you've just gotta have a 46cm/650c Landshark built from Tange Prestige...
12-31-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,504
Posted By Fahrenheit531

HAHAHAHA this landed in my YouTube feed last...

HAHAHAHA this landed in my YouTube feed last night and I almost gave it a thread. The algorithms are real, man.
12-28-22, 12:32 PM
12-19-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,009
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I came for the clincher tires sewn or glued shut...

I came for the clincher tires sewn or glued shut for use with a tubular rim. Imagine my disappointment when the thread was actually about something ridiculous.
12-17-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Not long after, William T. Noodler invented but...

Not long after, William T. Noodler invented but did not patent a bicycle break. It has been used without restriction ever since.
12-15-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 519
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Assuming the first-gen Cyclone derailleurs are...

Assuming the first-gen Cyclone derailleurs are original, that would put it late 70s, yes? I'm going to latch onto that 9 at the front of the serial number and second the opinion of a 1979 date of...
12-15-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,802
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Was the serious crash early in the ride (I...

Was the serious crash early in the ride (I believe we were still on Aviation Hwy) caused by someone clipping a Safety Patrol motorcycle parked mostly on the shoulder? I was riding alongside the guy...
12-15-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,127
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Gig bag with dual straps as mentioned several...

Gig bag with dual straps as mentioned several times above. Clean and simple.
12-15-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,802
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Riding the Volare for 102 miles in this year's El...

Riding the Volare for 102 miles in this year's El Tour. (I saw precisely two other vintage bikes out there.) The real highlight was when some kid on a really slick black/gold CF machine told me, as...
12-09-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 9,357
Posted By Fahrenheit531

This member of the audience would think it the...

This member of the audience would think it the best example of satire ever.
Of course, he also holds a double-plus useless English degree.
12-07-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,508
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Bipod.

Bipod.
12-05-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 9,357
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Whatever. They can pry my bike from my cold dead...

Whatever. They can pry my bike from my cold dead fingers.
12-03-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,113
Posted By Fahrenheit531

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1732x1154/redbikebf1_cacc42d43d84457e19ef0750332d3f4f0d21b627.jpg
11-30-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 755
Posted By Fahrenheit531

H+Son rims. Many varieties available, I believe...

H+Son rims. Many varieties available, I believe most can be had in silver. Quality is superb.
11-29-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 638
Posted By Fahrenheit531

If you were in the USA and that orange Condor is...

If you were in the USA and that orange Condor is the bike in question you'd probably have it sold in minutes, not hours.

But...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,047
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I rode El Tour de Tucson last weekend with...

I rode El Tour de Tucson last weekend with Suntour DT shifters and a 2x6 drivetrain. So...yes?

Non-Scientific Observation: I was one of 1800ish that rode the full century and I noticed exactly two...
11-26-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 74,114
Views: 12,050,165
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Colin Laing tandem with some pretty slick paint...

Colin Laing tandem with some pretty slick paint (https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/bik/7561371708.html) in PHX, condition looks excellent from here. Cool details. Blue Vettas? Downside: Someone...
11-13-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,817
Posted By Fahrenheit531

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/newregal_7fb4d64fd9652e23a5e424ccf0bc94c48a109943.jpg
11-13-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Haha whoops! I forgot to say that's a...

Haha whoops! I forgot to say that's a great-looking frame. :thumb: Well done!
11-13-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By Fahrenheit531

1979 Comp GS with original paint/decals: ...

1979 Comp GS with original paint/decals:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/raleigh_decal_dt_4962a0dbd5056466cb28185168eb049add384147.jpg
No inner stripe. Also no gold...
11-12-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,193
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Thanks! Enjoyed that. :ride:

Thanks! Enjoyed that. :ride:
11-12-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,063
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I can't be the only one sitting here waiting for...

I can't be the only one sitting here waiting for a pic of the tires on the bike.
11-11-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By Fahrenheit531

The dingy off-white that comes with usage is...

The dingy off-white that comes with usage is cool. Embrace it.
11-11-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,064
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Seems OP ends a lot of posts with "Rant over." ...

Seems OP ends a lot of posts with "Rant over."
Fewer rants just might be a solution.
Call me crazy.
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