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Forum: Recumbent
01-16-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 582
Posted By Wildwood

Diversify? Do I need to diversify? Ok, I'm...

Diversify?

Do I need to diversify? Ok, I'm convinced.
Instead of just vintage European and UK bikes, vintage bikes from American frame builders will be included.

If riding vintage American...
01-15-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3,854
Views: 550,707
Posted By Wildwood

Been off the bikes for any decently long rides ...

Been off the bikes for any decently long rides
because of sogginess
in Seattle's eastside foothills
associated with Ahead of Schedule for Wettest January on Record.

but thread title says...
01-15-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 878
Posted By Wildwood

did not read responses, maybe a duplicate reply ...

did not read responses, maybe a duplicate reply

As always = it depends. Top to bottom or opposite, depends on the bar end plugs. For Benotto tape/ribbon/vinyl with plugs over the bar, i will...
01-15-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,014
Posted By Wildwood

Galli bits on an 1980 Romic. ...

Galli bits on an 1980 Romic.

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Or in silver
...
01-14-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,290
Posted By Wildwood

It needs a couple of upgrades over time. Longer...

It needs a couple of upgrades over time. Longer stem. RD for sure. Tubulars.
It was on local CL twice. Before Xmas i replied late, got no answer. This year, I replied 2nd, but with a little...
01-14-21, 09:38 PM
01-14-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,120
Posted By Wildwood

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01-14-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 661,243
Posted By Wildwood

Took delivery of a ‘new’ 1980 bike. i seldom...

Took delivery of a ‘new’ 1980 bike.
i seldom acquire a rideable bike.

US builder, a custom for original owner and will do very well for me. Maybe a slightly longer stem. Half step and a granny...
01-14-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,290
Posted By Wildwood

bump A few other Romic threads found on Search....

bump
A few other Romic threads found on Search. I like a good thread revival revival.

Acquired an '80 Romic, that was another person's custom.

...
01-14-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By Wildwood

just found this thread will read the article - ...

just found this thread
will read the article -
with a personal interest.

:love:

...
01-14-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6,792
Views: 628,987
Posted By Wildwood

Not exactly 'in the post', but hand delivered by ...

Not exactly 'in the post', but hand delivered by since6 & Ms S6. A most wonderful facilitation. I am indebted.
Just moved the saddle, stem height & rotated bars a bit. I seldom acquire a rideable...
01-11-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 661,243
Posted By Wildwood

Here is a mock-up of a frameset + bits that...

Here is a mock-up of a frameset + bits that arrived yesterday. 85-ish and first Celeste bike. build will be Campa ders+shifters, Weinmann deltas with matching levers. Wheelset tbd.
...
01-11-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,292
Views: 340,838
Posted By Wildwood

An update. AndyA is responsible for providing...

An update. AndyA is responsible for providing such wonderful cages, drillium, (smooth as glass) BB, headset.

below first mock-up with Weinmann delta brakes, black stem & post. Silver is...
01-06-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,216
Posted By Wildwood

Vintage digital distortion ...

Vintage digital distortion
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01-05-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,078
Posted By Wildwood

My vintage groupies are 52/42 era. I have been...

My vintage groupies are 52/42 era. I have been able to make 26 cogs work with Nuovo Record, a delicate balance of chain length.. A few have original road gearing. I have made concessions approaching...
01-05-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4,016
Views: 361,556
Posted By Wildwood

Polishing isn’t really wrenching, but.....

:rolleyes:

So when do you guys finally give up the ghost on polishing? = after finally getting the grey anodization off the most visible parts of an older Triomphe(?) crankset.
...
01-05-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,216
Posted By Wildwood

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Nap time at the bike corral.
01-05-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,216
Posted By Wildwood

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Turnaround Time
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19,806
Views: 4,273,148
Posted By Wildwood

Isn't this the time of year to buy bicycles?...

Isn't this the time of year to buy bicycles? Added in about last 2 weeks.
'79 Carlton, '80 Romic, 1985ish Bianchi celeste frameset with a few bits.

Projects in case it is a long Winter....
01-04-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4,016
Views: 361,556
Posted By Wildwood

Page 2 in Jan - you still opening presents?

I know it doesn’t have a chain yet, so the rear derailleur isn’t adjusted - but the new bars are so shiny, I thought I would leave them bare for a few rides. Maybe they will be too slippery. Benotto...
01-04-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By Wildwood

Wrenching a bunch of bikes, so I won’t have to...

Wrenching a bunch of bikes, so I won’t have to come March/April thru October/November. The only way to fly.
01-04-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 895
Posted By Wildwood

I’ve got a wife. Almost 35 yrs this 2nd time. ...

I’ve got a wife. Almost 35 yrs this 2nd time.
Don’t accompany her to manicures, pedicures, hair appts. I prefer not to join on Costco expeditions. I do not attend her Book Club sessions, sewing...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,272
Posted By Wildwood

Sure made my miles far more car-free!

Sure made my miles far more car-free!
01-03-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,063
Posted By Wildwood

And they look better shaved.

And they look better shaved.
12-31-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 59,669
Views: 8,861,098
Posted By Wildwood

What else is new? Actually I have retired...

What else is new?

Actually I have retired some of the lesser active riders to parts donors. :o
Frejus&Follis relegated to future city bike conversions. Pinarello Record fork project on hold....
12-31-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 59,669
Views: 8,861,098
Posted By Wildwood

The person is not responsive to email. Either...

The person is not responsive to email. Either good interest from others, or i expect replies too much.

It would fit me with a 10cm stem, but I've bought 2 other bikes in last 10days.
12-31-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By Wildwood

Time to learn telemark?

Time to learn telemark?
12-30-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 17,647
Posted By Wildwood

Right. Well then.... Don't be alarmed, ...that's...

Right. Well then.... Don't be alarmed, ...that's only my wife laughing... i hope.

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12-29-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,684
Posted By Wildwood

pm to be sent. I hear Uncle Sam wants me to...

pm to be sent.

I hear Uncle Sam wants me to stimulate Andy's economy.
Andy Antipas - measure the headtube. 17cm? Nothing less than 16.
12-29-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 17,647
Posted By Wildwood

One of you HAS to be guilty of Faulty Logic**. ...

One of you HAS to be guilty of Faulty Logic**.

But ........ which one?



....** not to be confused with Faulty Towers Logic. :roflmao2:...
12-29-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 17,647
Posted By Wildwood

Kludge wrenching....... ...

Kludge wrenching.......
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clear your handlebars, and your mind will...
12-29-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 17,647
Posted By Wildwood

People who get pickkkkky about minutia !...

People who get pickkkkky about minutia ! :twitchy:

I mean really !!!

As long as the paint is original, the components are matched grouppo (NOS functionally and frame-manufacturing-year...
12-28-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3,279
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Views: 477,454
Posted By Wildwood

Being the oldest family member locally, always...

Being the oldest family member locally, always makes me feel ancient as we approach the New Year.
observational, not a rant.

My wife always encourages me to sit near the fireplace.
My son calls...
12-27-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 699
Posted By Wildwood

Like you and momoman -i'm 6'1"+ = my drop...

Like you and momoman -i'm 6'1"+ = my drop handlebar bikes range 58cm to 62/63cm (ctc), with top tubes from ~56.5 - 58.5. Head tubes from 16.5 - 20. Smaller ones definitely ride differently than the...
12-27-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 699
Posted By Wildwood

Lots of tall bikes on Seattle CL. I picked...

Lots of tall bikes on Seattle CL.

I picked one, just days ago.
And after seeing it had been on Offer-up for over a month, it was a deal in the end.
Santa’d just before the 25th. Less than 4...
12-26-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,056
Posted By Wildwood

Downhill speed is not my friend. Uphill speed...

Downhill speed is not my friend.
Uphill speed is not my strength.
Flying on the flatish is my fetish....
12-25-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,804
Posted By Wildwood

not at home but here is what I have on the phone....

not at home but here is what I have on the phone.

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12-25-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,190
Posted By Wildwood

I was west county St Louis, hence the screen...

I was west county St Louis, hence the screen name. Riding was excellent without a trail system. I never ventured East much to ride the other side of the River.

Now i I live in a better Place,...
12-25-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,804
Posted By Wildwood

tyler_fred - similar French Fit, but mine is a...

tyler_fred - similar French Fit, but mine is a long sleeved degree.

The book for dreams. The bike for nostalgia.

...
12-24-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,906
Posted By Wildwood

Not sure the miles, but I got home safely from...

Not sure the miles, but I got home safely from every ride in 2020. And added a couple to the group. :) Makes me smile..
12-24-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,482
Posted By Wildwood

Bus to school, haircuts from Mom, one family car,...

Bus to school, haircuts from Mom, one family car, one family bike, jeans with patches, white shirt for church on Sunday..

Yeah, growing up on the less privileged side of life wasn't so cool.
...
12-21-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 605
Posted By Wildwood

You just need the right stickers. And a YBS...

You just need the right stickers.
And a YBS chainstay guard - for starters
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12-21-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By Wildwood

If you choose that the obvious black/white is not...

If you choose that the obvious black/white is not exactly the feel you wish to achieve,
brown&dark tan colors for bar wrap+saddle look nice
with creme/ivory frames, silver components and tanwalls....
12-21-20, 07:36 AM
12-20-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By Wildwood

With all the tests you are running - I would...

With all the tests you are running - I would first set the handlebar correctly - needs to be rotated a fair amount. Brake levers may need to be adjusted on the bar.

The stem in top pic is the one...
12-20-20, 03:14 AM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 661,243
Posted By Wildwood

I missed that one. But a television illiterate. ...

I missed that one. But a television illiterate.

Did you mean? - The Carlton...
12-19-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 661,243
Posted By Wildwood

The wife decided to extend her Winter trip to...

The wife decided to extend her Winter trip to Florida. So I found a new bike to overhaul while she is gone. Only a lube and refurb this time around, not a frameset build-up. ‘79 Carlton, 1 owner,...
12-19-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,392
Posted By Wildwood

Core strength, to support upper body without...

Core strength, to support upper body without hands touching bars. Especially on hard efforts.
The hands & wrists only function is to guide/turn/brake the bike from multiple hand positions, not...
12-18-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4,016
Views: 361,556
Posted By Wildwood

Found out the wife is extending her visit by a...

Found out the wife is extending her visit by a month to her brother in Florida this Winter. I need, therefore, a new project to help pine away the hours she will be gone.
Santa found me a 40yo...
12-18-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,104
Posted By Wildwood

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Does a fake tree count???
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