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08-15-14, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,251
Posted By Kingofbeers

Just in case you haven't had a recent PSA test,...

Just in case you haven't had a recent PSA test, this might be a good time to rule out any recent increase in your number.
Best of luck,
Harry
09-20-12, 09:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,016
Posted By Kingofbeers

Ah - Datsuns! I sure loved driving the red 1600...

Ah - Datsuns! I sure loved driving the red 1600 roadster I bought when I came home from Vietnam in '68. Traded it for a Morgan later - BIG mistake. Once in awhile a nice 1600 roadster comes up on...
04-26-12, 09:00 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,315
Posted By Kingofbeers

8650' - just 6 miles from beautiful downtown...

8650' - just 6 miles from beautiful downtown Crestone.
01-08-12, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By Kingofbeers

I don't feel old either. The last 43 years have...

I don't feel old either. The last 43 years have gone by in a blink - wonderful wife and many thousands of miles on my bikes have something to do with that. When I watch the guy in the ad walking...
12-26-11, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 838
Posted By Kingofbeers

What beautiful Schwinns, and such an inspiring...

What beautiful Schwinns, and such an inspiring story about your return to active riding.

Thank you for sharing both!
10-20-11, 11:53 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,043
Posted By Kingofbeers

Here's the Schwinn Homegrown I've been riding for...

Here's the Schwinn Homegrown I've been riding for the past few years. It makes a great grocery getter with the trailer. I've been over the bars a few times, so no more singletracks for me!
05-30-11, 09:06 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,708
Posted By Kingofbeers

"Pillow fighting" is pretty accurate for me too....

"Pillow fighting" is pretty accurate for me too. It's like my bikes and I have aged along with each other. Although I think they've kept more of their original strength.

So, I still stand and...
05-03-11, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Kingofbeers

First - congratulations on surviving a front...

First - congratulations on surviving a front blowout at speed without broken bones! I survived a similiar front blowout a few years ago and was reluctant to throw out the practically new Helium rim,...
04-29-11, 10:23 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,688
Posted By Kingofbeers

Longneck Buds! Ice cold, and plenty of...

Longneck Buds!

Ice cold, and plenty of 'em........
04-18-11, 05:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,528
Posted By Kingofbeers

Compared to the boats, ATVs, motorbikes, campers,...

Compared to the boats, ATVs, motorbikes, campers, ect, etc that so many collect, bikes are clean and healthy - the more the better!
04-07-11, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,202
Posted By Kingofbeers

The red '98 I purchased new didn't have the 853...

The red '98 I purchased new didn't have the 853 decal, but my wife's silver '99 came with one. Maybe the difference in years, or maybe the difference in colors?

The original Schwinn brochure...
03-18-11, 09:25 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,456
Posted By Kingofbeers

My oldest is a '48 Schwinn Continental, newest is...

My oldest is a '48 Schwinn Continental, newest is a '98 Match Paramount. They ride somewhat differently.........
06-01-06, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,515
Posted By Kingofbeers

Thanks - that's a good looking Paramount. I...

Thanks - that's a good looking Paramount. I haven't seen many in blue, and it looks like those beautiful decals have survived nicely.

Searching for a Sierra is also what gor me started a few years...
06-01-06, 10:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,515
Posted By Kingofbeers

Hello Sierra, I sure didn't mean to make you...

Hello Sierra,

I sure didn't mean to make you hassle around making the photos work, and now I find I'm unable to access "personal network storage" from the browser here at work, so I'll try later...
05-31-06, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,515
Posted By Kingofbeers

(oops, I meant '62 - thanks) Waterford...

(oops, I meant '62 - thanks)

Waterford currently has the Disneyland decals in black or white only, although red would have been my first choice. They have the block decals in red, white, or black....
05-31-06, 07:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,515
Posted By Kingofbeers

Hmmm, I'd enjoy seeing a photo of that '63!...

Hmmm, I'd enjoy seeing a photo of that '63! You're right - those are decals on the chrome Paramount. It's a '65 I picked up on ebay for a pretty good price, probably because it had no decals at all,...
05-30-06, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,515
Posted By Kingofbeers

Schwinn badges - old & new -

No matter what the vintage, I think Schwinn used some great looking badges and lettering.

Yup - nice to look at and even better to ride.
05-10-06, 04:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By Kingofbeers

Has anyone applied new Paramount decals?

I'd sure appreciate some pointers, especially on applying the seatmast decal and getting the carrier sheet removed. I've got a second set ordered from Waterford for a '65 chrome Paramount, and I'd...
04-26-06, 08:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,200
Posted By Kingofbeers

Hi Gary, I started seven years ago (at 52), and...

Hi Gary,
I started seven years ago (at 52), and would have quickly gotten discouraged and given up without the help of a good instructor. It still took awhile to actually enjoy practicing 2 or 3...
04-07-06, 07:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,256
Posted By Kingofbeers

{ I call out "More cowbell!" } That's great...

{ I call out "More cowbell!" }

That's great - perfect for those "really serious groups".

Thanks for a morning laugh!
03-20-06, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By Kingofbeers

I didn't even have to shave my legs - the hair...

I didn't even have to shave my legs - the hair just froze and fell off!
01-29-06, 02:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,164
Posted By Kingofbeers

The all-time best solution I've found is to just...

The all-time best solution I've found is to just stuff a chemical hand warmer packet in the toe of each boot - good for hours of warm toes, even down to 10 degrees or so. It seems a little like...
01-29-06, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By Kingofbeers

You're right, it's a beautiful area, with some...

You're right, it's a beautiful area, with some really wicked winters. The drive (or ride) between Lake City and Creede is my all-time favorite stretch of road - just amazing.

If you happen to be...
01-27-06, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By Kingofbeers

We hit 60 coming down towards Creede last time,...

We hit 60 coming down towards Creede last time, after climbing the switchbacks on the Gunnison side. This year, the old drum brake will be smokin' by the time we get to the bottom. I'm already...
01-27-06, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By Kingofbeers

We'll be taking the tandem on the Bicycle Tour of...

We'll be taking the tandem on the Bicycle Tour of Colorado http://www.bicycletourcolorado.com/ again this year. This year's route is reversed from the 2002 tour, which should make the dreaded...
01-20-06, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By Kingofbeers

Yup - it's a great book. I've read it all the way...

Yup - it's a great book. I've read it all the way through a couple of times, and still like to go back and re-read some of the interviews and mini-biographies.

I especially like the way it's laid...
Forum: Foo
01-07-06, 01:18 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 7,104
Posted By Kingofbeers

Now that's a surprise - I knew he was into...

Now that's a surprise - I knew he was into interacial dating, but I was sure she was a "chick".
Forum: Foo
01-07-06, 11:55 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 7,104
Posted By Kingofbeers

Arnold Ziffel! - sure haven't seen much of...

Arnold Ziffel!
- sure haven't seen much of him lately
Forum: Foo
01-06-06, 09:42 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 7,104
Posted By Kingofbeers

Ahhhnold! (but don't tell him I said...

Ahhhnold!

(but don't tell him I said so)
Forum: Foo
01-03-06, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 421
Posted By Kingofbeers

Oh yeah , spin up Jefferson Airplane's...

Oh yeah , spin up Jefferson Airplane's SURREALISTIC PILLOW or maybe the first DOORS album, lay back with a good glass of wine - it just doesn't get any better.
Forum: Foo
12-28-05, 10:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,536
Posted By Kingofbeers

Here's Rocky the cat and Mitchell the collie ( a...

Here's Rocky the cat and Mitchell the collie ( a complete idiot at 4 mos)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-05, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 543
Posted By Kingofbeers

Yup, I love studding up the mtb after the road...

Yup, I love studding up the mtb after the road bikes get hung up for the year. Snowy rides are great - every one is different - fresh untracked snow, hard packed sunny roads, iced up frozen trails -...
11-15-05, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,972
Posted By Kingofbeers

Pearl Izumi mittens work great for me. I'm on my...

Pearl Izumi mittens work great for me. I'm on my fifth season with a pair, and my fingers stay toasty until around 5 degrees or so. Here's a site that has them at a great price -...
Forum: Foo
11-01-05, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By Kingofbeers

There are also a lot of winter cycling shots on...

There are also a lot of winter cycling shots on icebike.com.
Forum: Foo
09-14-05, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By Kingofbeers

Tasteless pic (republicans shouldn't view!)

The Bush family REALLY likes to fish -
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-05, 07:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,816
Posted By Kingofbeers

I've done the exact same thing more than once -...

I've done the exact same thing more than once - especially if the job lasted longer than two beers. The best taping instructions (with great pics) I've come across is on parktool.com - especially the...
08-17-05, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By Kingofbeers

They're included with replacement Dura-Ace...

They're included with replacement Dura-Ace derailleur cables, but some bike shops have spare indicators from replacing cables on bikes which already had the indicators.

Excel Sports might sell...
08-16-05, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By Kingofbeers

We couldn't do without it on our tandem, and...

We couldn't do without it on our tandem, and other than occasionally erasing trip mileage by mistake, I like the way it functions.

For my single bikes, though, I like the dura-ace cable indicator...
08-15-05, 01:18 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 14,060
Posted By Kingofbeers

Lots of people, judging by the number of private...

Lots of people, judging by the number of private jets triple parked at the airport (just kidding). For sure, there's an enormous difference in lifestyle between those who live in the big houses on...
08-15-05, 10:39 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 14,060
Posted By Kingofbeers

Living at the end of a valley, my road ride...

Living at the end of a valley, my road ride choices are limited, but I've picked one of these three for my noon ride almost every day for the past 20 years. I still look forward to every ride. I ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-05, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 705
Posted By Kingofbeers

You would get some informed responses over at the...

You would get some informed responses over at the yahoo Y-Foil group. Several owners have swapped forks successfully, but I can't remember which work the best. Here's the address...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-05, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Kingofbeers

That sure sounds like a great deal! I wonder if...

That sure sounds like a great deal! I wonder if Lance signed it anywhere?

Hee Hee
07-02-05, 02:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,381
Posted By Kingofbeers

A '55 Wards Hawthorne tanker - sealed beam...

A '55 Wards Hawthorne tanker - sealed beam headlight with a lantern battery in the tank. Weighed more than me, but what a great sidekick for many years. My first taste of exhilarating...
06-30-05, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By Kingofbeers

Congratulations - they're beautiful bikes. I...

Congratulations - they're beautiful bikes. I bought mine in '68, rode it for years, then gave it to my brother who still commutes with it. He won't even sell it back to me, the bum. I always loved...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-05, 03:00 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 21,700
Posted By Kingofbeers

Not my main ride, but lots of fun, and nice and...

Not my main ride, but lots of fun, and nice and slippery on the descents. One of the earlier carbon fiber designs -

Weighs just under 19 lbs -
06-24-05, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By Kingofbeers

Oops, make that "Cycling Past Fifty"

Oops, make that "Cycling Past Fifty"
06-24-05, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By Kingofbeers

I just got a copy of Bike for Life a week ago,...

I just got a copy of Bike for Life a week ago, and have only skimmed through it. I'm really looking forward to spending some quality time reading it. One chapter that really looks good is on keeping...
06-13-05, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 320,799
Posted By Kingofbeers

1. I'm 58 2. I love bikes. Favorite rides are...

1. I'm 58
2. I love bikes. Favorite rides are Paramounts - '71 P-13, an '83, and a '98 Match Paramount. Ride a '48 Schwinn Continental for a town cruiser. Just built up a '98 Trek Y-Foil, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-05, 07:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,749
Posted By Kingofbeers

Mine seems to have a big mass of carbon between...

Mine seems to have a big mass of carbon between the wheels -
06-02-05, 07:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,162
Posted By Kingofbeers

A bike fits fine inside my '02 Passat Variant,...

A bike fits fine inside my '02 Passat Variant, and I'm sure there's close to the same amount of room in the sedan with folded seats.

And, dealer service issues aside, it's a great car to drive -...
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