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06-18-19, 03:30 PM
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Posted By ascherer

My wife's 1984 Lotus Eclair is now sporting the...

My wife's 1984 Lotus Eclair is now sporting the 3x9 Tiagra that had been on her 2010 Cannondale Synapse. She much prefers the Eclair!
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06-17-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,565
Posted By ascherer

I think so too. I have to say the color scheme...

I think so too. I have to say the color scheme and Jubliee are mighty pretty. If I lived in a house with a basement and garage n+1 would be in full effect.
06-16-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,565
Posted By ascherer

I was looking at it and Adina walked in. She...

I was looking at it and Adina walked in. She said: if you like it you should buy it! AAAAGh! One French bike in my life is enough.
06-16-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 502
Posted By ascherer

I'm fortunate enough to have these four wonderful...

I'm fortunate enough to have these four wonderful humans to be Father and Dad to - 2 stepsons and 2 from my first marriage. They are all local, and being busy young men and women in the big city I...
06-16-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,329
Posted By ascherer

Outstanding! What a treasure. Thanks for sharing...

Outstanding! What a treasure. Thanks for sharing it with us.
06-16-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13,752
Views: 1,205,610
Posted By ascherer

NYC to Tarrytown via the South County Trail. ...

NYC to Tarrytown via the South County Trail.

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06-15-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 635,251
Posted By ascherer

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Raleigh International disguised as a rando.
06-14-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 123,957
Posted By ascherer

The Tiagra triple plus front derailleur migrated...

The Tiagra triple plus front derailleur migrated to my wife's Lotus and rolled up and down some hills in Vermont last weekend. All is well.
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06-10-19, 08:14 PM
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Posted By ascherer

Saturday was a classic Vermont ride on my Mercian...

Saturday was a classic Vermont ride on my Mercian starting in Chester down to Saxtons River, up through Grafton back to Chester. Came across a black bear cub crossing the road, thankful that Mama was...
06-02-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,494
Posted By ascherer

Well, that was all I needed to hear. I had a...

Well, that was all I needed to hear. I had a Blackburn-ish rack on my International and it was OK but it had a few shortcomings. So after reading this thread, a Nitto M10 has entered the fray. I...
06-02-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 23,503
Posted By ascherer

She seems very happy with it, it was a good idea...

She seems very happy with it, it was a good idea to put her on a relaxed touring geometry. The Synapse was too twitchy for her. The last change was to move the brifters to it. She wasn't sure about...
06-02-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 23,503
Posted By ascherer

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My wife's 1984 Lotus Eclair
05-31-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,270
Posted By ascherer

Happy anniversary, Tom! Ours was yesterday!

Happy anniversary, Tom! Ours was yesterday!
Forum: Commuting
05-24-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,541
Posted By ascherer

I haven't found it useful commuting in traffic....

I haven't found it useful commuting in traffic. By contrast, I use mirrors heavily when I drive. That's due to early training so I guess I'm not yet adept at looking at a mirror quickly in fast-paced...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,541
Posted By ascherer

I've made peace with it. I don't use it as...

I've made peace with it. I don't use it as religiously as I do a helmet. It's also true that my neck isn't as flexible as it used to be. Thank you for persisting in that conversation!
05-21-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13,752
Views: 1,205,610
Posted By ascherer

Well, is your unicycle C&V? Yes, the...

Well, is your unicycle C&V?

Yes, the South/North trails are great, my wife particularly appreciates not having to interact with cars. On my own I'm happy to ride from Manhattan north or vice...
05-19-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13,752
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Posted By ascherer

My wife and I started out on a scheduled ride...

My wife and I started out on a scheduled ride around NYC that wasn’t working out for various reasons. We peeled off and regrouped after 12 miles. Jumped in the car and drove north to pick up the...
05-18-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By ascherer

Really nice! Looks like you changed front racks...

Really nice! Looks like you changed front racks too. From > to and why?
Forum: Northeast
05-18-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By ascherer

5/19 NYC 5-Island ride

30 miles, Manhattan, Bronx, Randall’s/Wards, and Roosevelt Islands. Sign up or show up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/east-coast-greenway-alliance-5-island-ride-tickets-59369480715
05-18-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 232
Posted By ascherer

NYC 5-Island ride tomorrow 5/19

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/east-coast-greenway-alliance-5-island-ride-tickets-59369480715
05-14-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20,745
Views: 1,978,777
Posted By ascherer

My mostly stock '66 Sports gets about 700 miles...

My mostly stock '66 Sports gets about 700 miles per year commuting and erranding in and around Manhattan. I don't ride much in rain, but it happens. It's eminently practical and holds up quite well...
05-13-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,182
Posted By ascherer

NOW ON MAY 19th!!

It WILL stop raining!
It WILL stop raining!
It WILL stop raining!
It WILL stop raining!
05-12-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,087
Posted By ascherer

I commute on my '66 Sports, and I usually have a...

I commute on my '66 Sports, and I usually have a load on it between locks and my work bag. Every day I get salmoned at lights, every day I usually leave them all behind. If one of them behaved that...
05-05-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,332
Posted By ascherer

Very nice! Ours did not have the original...

Very nice! Ours did not have the original crankset or rear derailleur. I modified a set of Shimano stops to accommodate the different boss and re-threaded the standard 5mm bolts down to 4.5. Here's a...
05-04-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,332
Posted By ascherer

Here's my wife's 84 Eclair in its' latest...

Here's my wife's 84 Eclair in its' latest incarnation. I pulled the Tiagra derailleurs, 9-speed brifters, and wheelset off her Cannondale Synapse. Mounted Compass Bon Jon Pass tires and wrapped the...
05-04-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13,752
Views: 1,205,610
Posted By ascherer

My wife and I took advantage of a break in the...

My wife and I took advantage of a break in the weather for a quick spin up to the Little Red Lighthouse today.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,004
Posted By ascherer

Where's there a co-op around these parts?

Where's there a co-op around these parts?
05-03-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,173
Posted By ascherer

Compass 700x35 on my 71 International and my...

Compass 700x35 on my 71 International and my wife's 84 Lotus Eclair:...
05-02-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20,745
Views: 1,978,777
Posted By ascherer

Luxury! We had to sell our rat skulls for...

Luxury!

We had to sell our rat skulls for tubes with holes in them
Forum: Commuting
05-02-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,004
Posted By ascherer

Well, they mounted fine and seem to be quite...

Well, they mounted fine and seem to be quite happy there. I say, if the shoe fits...

I recently built a rear wheel for my International to take a 10-speed cassette using a Sun XCD high-flange...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,269
Posted By ascherer

I wear office clothes for a 4.5 mile urban...

I wear office clothes for a 4.5 mile urban commute on a vintage 3-speed. The bags are Linus rollup canvas. They snap on and off the rack easily and go in the office with me, has a shoulder strap and...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,004
Posted By ascherer

I've just put Compass Bon Jon Pass 35mm tires on...

I've just put Compass Bon Jon Pass 35mm tires on my wife's 1984 Lotus Eclair and she immediately reported it being a much cushier ride than the 28mm something or others that were there prior. Not...
05-01-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,927
Posted By ascherer

All of you. In alphabetical order.

All of you. In alphabetical order.
Forum: Commuting
04-29-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,925,005
Posted By ascherer

I got the idea from someone else, pass it on...

I got the idea from someone else, pass it on...
04-29-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,745
Posted By ascherer

That's right nice! Great job, all.

That's right nice! Great job, all.
Forum: Commuting
04-29-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,925,005
Posted By ascherer

A lot of people ask...it's a BMX layback post. I...

A lot of people ask...it's a BMX layback post. I use it because I'm 6' 3" and wanted to get the saddle back a bit since these frames have a fairly short top tube length. Looks funky but works like a...
04-27-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20,745
Views: 1,978,777
Posted By ascherer

Next time you're here, let me know!

Next time you're here, let me know!
04-27-19, 05:31 PM
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Views: 1,978,777
Posted By ascherer

What a cool photo! Most of Central Park's current...

What a cool photo! Most of Central Park's current topography was created when it was built. From the Central Park site: "The building of Central Park was one of nineteenth-century New York's most...
04-26-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 666
Posted By ascherer

+1 Tire Jack. It's big, klunky and perfect.

+1 Tire Jack. It's big, klunky and perfect.
04-26-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20,745
Views: 1,978,777
Posted By ascherer

LOL! It's a BMX "layback" post. I'm 6' 3" and it...

LOL! It's a BMX "layback" post. I'm 6' 3" and it helps with positioning. They didn't make bigger frame sizes, but it's pretty solid.
04-26-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20,745
Views: 1,978,777
Posted By ascherer

Well let me know the next time you're here and...

Well let me know the next time you're here and I'll show you around some great places to ride here.

You're in one of my favorite places - I've been to Nova Scotia and Cape Breton at least 5 times...
04-25-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,267
Posted By ascherer

There's a lot to like, but just why I like it -...

There's a lot to like, but just why I like it - 47 seasons later - remains a mystery. I hope I never figure it out, I just want to keep going.
04-25-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20,745
Views: 1,978,777
Posted By ascherer

My '66 in NYC's Central Park during a rainy ride...

My '66 in NYC's Central Park during a rainy ride home from midtown today.
...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,925,005
Posted By ascherer

Commuter: 1966 Raleigh Sports

Pretty much stock. Larger rear cog for more realistic gearing. Cork handgrips, modern brake blocks and Panaracer Col de la Vie tires. Until last autumn the pedals were original too but one of those...
04-24-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,182
Posted By ascherer

NOW ON MAY 19th! NYC East Coast Greenway Alliance 5-Island Ride RAIN DATE 5/12

NYC 5-Island Ride ride on the EAST COAST GREENWAY

RE-RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 19!
Eventually it will stop raining!!

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
START: East River Greenway entrance @ 60th St. & York...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,578
Posted By ascherer

The mere fact of being able to. My morning...

The mere fact of being able to. My morning commute runs through NYC's Central Park from 100th street to Central Park South, then down 7th Avenue through Times Square (before the tourists arrive)...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By ascherer

I work in a semi-formal office in Manhattan and...

I work in a semi-formal office in Manhattan and wear work attire for my almost 5-mile commute. I have excellent transit options so I usually don't ride in bad weather. By mid-afternoon Monday it was...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,214
Posted By ascherer

FWIW I ride with Tom in NYC and I assert that...

FWIW I ride with Tom in NYC and I assert that that he is a VERY aware cyclist. He and I have compared notions about headphones; it freaks me out to listen to headphones while I ride, even on remote...
04-16-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,001
Posted By ascherer

Revived!

Pulled it out of storage this weekend. It has black rails and a 1979 date stamp.
...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 880
Posted By ascherer

Thanks! Agreed; I find most NYC traffic to be...

Thanks! Agreed; I find most NYC traffic to be reasonably predictable although Tom points out that it could be because it's our norm. I have the impression that many drivers have a shared interest in...
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