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04-06-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 137
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Posted By bikingshearer

My wife gets her first Covid vaccine shot...

My wife gets her first Covid vaccine shot tomorrow morning, I get my second one on Sunday, and I've made a reservation at one of Cambria's finer seedy motels. God willing and the creek don't rise, I...
04-03-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,443
Posted By John E

I hope they don't banish this one, for two...

I hope they don't banish this one, for two reasons.
1) It is a very timely thread. (Sorry, couldn't resist ...)
2) Most of the posts involve vintage timepieces.

Pix of the V&C pocket watch from...
04-03-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,443
Posted By Roger M

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This was my dads watch. I received it after he passed away twenty years...
04-03-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,443
Posted By semroc

Grea

Great watches everyone. I wear a Hamilton Dewitt, 987a movement when riding. ...
04-03-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,443
Posted By Drillium Dude

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04-03-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,443
Posted By non-fixie

Most of my watches. The Omega Seamaster at the...

Most of my watches. The Omega Seamaster at the bottom has been my daily diver for many years until recently, when I bought a smartwatch for business purposes (and no, I won't show that):
...
04-03-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,443
Posted By majmt

Well, someone has to post a Rolex. I got this...

Well, someone has to post a Rolex. I got this one after grad school and it’s been everywhere I’ve been and it has been with me in every life experience. It’s been all over the world and through a...
04-03-21, 02:15 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,443
Posted By styggno1

#2 ...

#2

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12-07-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By caloso

This is really wonderful.

This is really wonderful.
12-07-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By pcb

Sold this frame earlier this year, but it was the...

Sold this frame earlier this year, but it was the earliest true cross frame I've ever had. Fuquay was a Serotta framebuilder, and built this as his own cross race frame. So despite being decaled a...
12-05-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By balindamood

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Not sure if it is old enough; 1997 SwissCross, mostly orginal.
12-05-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By AZORCH

This is my Bernard Carre´, circa late 60's/early...

This is my Bernard Carre´, circa late 60's/early 70's. When it popped up on French eBay advertised as a "randonneur," we debated on the CR list whether that was an apt description or not. Cantilever...
12-05-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By styggno1

I have got all the right parts - Mafac cantis,...

I have got all the right parts - Mafac cantis, Campag bar ends, etc. And I have had it for ages. Built the wheels many years ago. Brazed new cable stops in place as the original ones had cracked. A...
12-04-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By mstateglfr

this is super cool.

this is super cool.
12-04-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By bikemig

Pinarello cross

I've been wanting a vintage cross bike for a while and when this Pinarello cross showed up in my size, I snapped it up. I haven't decided how I'm going to build it up yet (2 x 7 or 3 x 7). I've...
11-29-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By vxchtx

thanks for all the replies, it continues to be a...

thanks for all the replies, it continues to be a very interesting journey.

the frame has finally arrived and now i am able to post more pictures. it really has interesting tubes. most of the tubes...
11-27-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,957
Posted By Fahrenheit531

My best ride was the 2019 El Tour de Tucson,...

My best ride was the 2019 El Tour de Tucson, mostly because it was my first-ever century ride. It was a lot of fun until about the last seven or eight miles, at which point I just wanted to toss my...
11-26-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,957
Posted By Wildwood

Across Washington state w/ SAG

Neah Bay to Spokane. About 500 miles in a week.
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Neah Bay to Sequim...
11-25-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,957
Posted By ldmataya

Wow, tough choice. There is one ride I would do...

Wow, tough choice. There is one ride I would do again if I had a time machine. Way back when, my racing friends and I would always try to get one last epic road ride in before snow. So for several...
11-25-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,957
Posted By majmt

Not epic. Not exotic. Not heroic. But.....pure...

Not epic. Not exotic. Not heroic. But.....pure magic. The eight-mile loop road through the East Saguaro National Park near Tucson during a full moon, after the road is closed, with no lights. I went...
11-25-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,957
Posted By nomadmax

This ride ^ was probably one of the best and the...

This ride ^ was probably one of the best and the worst, all at the same time.

But as far as best "best", it would have to be the the Tour de France HC "Beyond Category" climbs in the French/Swiss...
11-25-20, 01:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,957
Posted By conspiratemus1

Our 3-col day. 2 July 2008, the valley of...

Our 3-col day.

2 July 2008, the valley of the Ubaye south of Barcelonnette, France. One of the "rest" days on an Erickson tour in the Maritime Alps. (Ha. A rest only in the sense of a respite from...
11-24-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,957
Posted By RobbieTunes

+1 (I ride to leave the phone behind). Like the...

+1 (I ride to leave the phone behind). Like the olden days.

But.... 172.2 miles, at least 100 solo. nomadmax dropped me at 38 when the train came by. Significant 30 from about 100 to 130 with...
11-24-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,957
Posted By abshipp

September 2019, Psychedelic Eagle 200k...

September 2019, Psychedelic Eagle 200k (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28796623) with my randonneuring club.

Some rides are memorable because of how much you suffered, but some like this one are...
11-24-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,957
Posted By merziac

Well my riding is piddly pathetic by most...

Well my riding is piddly pathetic by most standards here. I can ride all day if there are no real hills. ;)

That said, Eroica in 17 and Crater Lake x2 are probably it, no Eroica pics (don't know...
11-23-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,957
Posted By nlerner

Yikes, this is like having to choose which of...

Yikes, this is like having to choose which of your children is your favorite (or which of your bikes?)! Last year's PNW Tour as described by gugie and others was indeed awesome, but if I had to...
11-23-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,957
Posted By nlerner

A few years later than that (maybe 2012?), I was...

A few years later than that (maybe 2012?), I was at a conference in Las Vegas and one afternoon spied a friend wearing bike clothes and carrying a helmet. Ends up she was catching a cab to a bike...
11-23-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,957
Posted By r0ckh0und

The most memorable was a work trip. Work in the...

The most memorable was a work trip. Work in the Chicagoland area was very slow back in 2006. So I found myself travelling to Las Vegas as the construction was booming at that time. I working a 40...
11-23-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,957
Posted By mstateglfr

Best bike ride would actually be earlier this...

Best bike ride would actually be earlier this year when I did a solo gravel century loop.
Ridewithgps estimated the climb at like 40% of what it actually was, and wind was brutal.

It was the...
11-23-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,957
Posted By bikingshearer

Any stories? How much time have you got? There...

Any stories? How much time have you got? There was the weird kid at Riley, Oregon (I would have sworn I heard "Dueling Banjos" playing), and the dinner of freshly caught trout providence by a family...
11-23-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,957
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

This thread delivers! The Gugie PNW tour...

This thread delivers! The Gugie PNW tour described by the man himself earlier might be best ever but I think it’s edged out by my ride up Alpe D’Huez in 2011. Not only was it a great ride, it is my...
11-23-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,957
Posted By gugie

iab, Great thread! I really should do the...

iab,

Great thread! I really should do the Madonna del Ghisallo ride someday, my Italian relatives are north of Como (find Campodolcino on the map). I've visited the area couple of times, but not...
11-23-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,957
Posted By northbend

Man, this is a hard question to answer. I’ve...

Man, this is a hard question to answer. I’ve tried several times to put this into words. I like what iab said about intimacy, quality of experience and uniqueness. I surely can identify with all of...
11-23-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,957
Posted By non-fixie

Well, there was this particular day in September...

Well, there was this particular day in September 2017 on which the stars aligned and made it memorable: nice riding weather, a lovely woman, a newly-built bike that had turned out rather well, a...
11-23-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,957
Posted By bikingshearer

Not a close call. Summer, 1980, Livermore CA...

Not a close call. Summer, 1980, Livermore CA (where my parents lived and I grew up) to Washingtom DC (where my aunt lived). I was with a friend as far as Yellowstone, on my own the rest of the way...
11-23-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,957
Posted By Pompiere

My wife and I had been wanting to take a trip to...

My wife and I had been wanting to take a trip to Kentucky after hearing about the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. The Trail is a group of distilleries that got together in cooperation with the state to...
11-22-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,957
Posted By alexihnen

Hard to top that. I did some riding around...

Hard to top that. I did some riding around central Italy almost 20 years ago and enjoyed many great rides. A close second is a ride over the top of Mt. Subasio in Umbria, proving that any bike is a...
11-22-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,957
Posted By iab

The best bike ride you ever did - just one!

Inspired by the gugie thread, but a description and multiple pictures are most welcome.

This is honestly hard to choose. I have done many "epic" rides. I have done challenge rides like Cino and...
11-21-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,377
Posted By bikingshearer

The blood vessels were okay, but I thought I was...

The blood vessels were okay, but I thought I was going to barf up a lung. I forgot to loosen the toe clips, the Binda Extra straps were not going to budge for love or money, and I had a choice: stop...
11-18-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,549
Posted By ollo_ollo

1971 Stella with 35c Gravel Kings and Shimano...

1971 Stella with 35c Gravel Kings and Shimano Deore drive setup for cancelled CINO 2020, 1979 Peugeot PKN-10 with 32c, 80's Fisher HK II...
08-31-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,576
Posted By bikemig

they’re too expensive for a lot of people to use...

they’re too expensive for a lot of people to use and learn how to hate, 😉
07-08-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,766
Posted By tNuvolari

Thanks for the detail about a quarter turn or...

Thanks for the detail about a quarter turn or less; that really helped. It's now working better, maybe still not perfectly, but better. I think I need to go back and reset the RD as Campy describes...
06-30-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,169
Posted By northbend

https://live.staticflickr.com/1590/25052569199_ceb...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1590/25052569199_cebcb2cac8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EaNY1g)Hobbs ready for Cino (https://flic.kr/p/EaNY1g) by Matthew Pendergast...
06-01-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,555
Posted By Rdrett

CIOCC Mockba 80

I wanted to show you my bike.
I installed campagnolo bar end shifters, brake calipers, brake and shift cables, aero brake levers. Brooks saddle and saddle bag. Michelin tires, lezyne mega drive...
05-25-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 856
Posted By jdawginsc

Beautiful!

Beautiful!
05-24-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 856
Posted By sheddle

Some of it, like the crank and stem are gone, but...

Some of it, like the crank and stem are gone, but I've still got the seatposts and levers!
...
05-24-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 951
Posted By jetboy

Yes: it seems like the discussion is how ****ty...

Yes: it seems like the discussion is how ****ty it is we can't have hotdogs and go to the beach because of the pandemic- which is not the point of the day at all. Think about all of those who can't...
05-23-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 856
Posted By Andy_K

One of my favorite features. ...

One of my favorite features.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4854/31964420298_165f4105fe_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QGA1wN)

https://live.staticflickr.com/4836/44018671560_04f75342bd_c.jpg...
05-23-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 951
Posted By xiaoman1

Remember What This Weekend/Day is About

Today we find ourselves in difficult and uncertain times, let us not forget those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms that we sometimes take for granted...
in their HONOR have a...
04-04-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,866
Posted By CV-6

Correct. A humorous bit about Ray opening...

Correct.

A humorous bit about Ray opening the box. I asked him if he wanted to open the box and he immediately said , "Where's my knife!" I think he was as stoked as I to get the bike.
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