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02-07-19, 06:42 AM
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Posted By Oakman

Looks like a little rascal to me. :p

Looks like a little rascal to me. :p
12-25-18, 05:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 639
Posted By Oakman

Just got back from a short, early morning ride...

Just got back from a short, early morning ride through the neighborhood (7 miles). Lots of lights made it one of the better holiday rides for me.

Merry Christmas
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Views: 669
Posted By Oakman

Bike as service vehicle?

A few years ago my Parkinson's became bad enough that I had to walk with a cane or walker. However, I could always ride a bicycle. So I was wondering... could a bike be considered a service aid in...
12-10-18, 09:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,519
Posted By Oakman

Yes, we prefer our nudity to be violent. And...

Yes, we prefer our nudity to be violent.

And why would anyone freak out seeing a mass shooting? :rolleyes:
12-10-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,519
Posted By Oakman

Different strokes... I much prefer carrying...

Different strokes... I much prefer carrying weight on my bike rather than on my back. Lived in Los Angeles with a family of four in the 1970's, sans car, and commuted to work, school, and shopping on...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-18, 08:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,631
Posted By Oakman

Not really a clothing item, but I still use a...

Not really a clothing item, but I still use a steel pant clip that came with a new PX10 I purchased in 1972.
11-11-18, 05:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 613
Posted By Oakman

:)

:)
11-11-18, 05:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,537
Posted By Oakman

I could no more "hate" my bike than "hate" my dog

I see your point, but look at it differently. If having a bad ride I blame it on weather, traffic, roads, route planning, personal conditioning, etc. If the bike is not riding right, I blame myself...
11-10-18, 01:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 613
Posted By Oakman

144 spoke wheels

After seeing this bike on CL with 144 spokes on 26" wheels I wondered, how many spokes are too much?
...
10-26-18, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 833
Posted By Oakman

Thanks. Biking and walking again were the most...

Thanks. Biking and walking again were the most amazing outcomes. Don't take either for granted!
10-26-18, 02:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 833
Posted By Oakman

I was a shaky, old guy (parkinson's) five years...

I was a shaky, old guy (parkinson's) five years ago when I sold my PX10 to a young guy. Bought it new in 1972 and it was my only bike for 41 years. Unlike the Nishiki, mine was well maintained. Buyer...
10-26-18, 02:09 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,053
Posted By Oakman

Rode in Los Angeles back in the '70s and it was...

Rode in Los Angeles back in the '70s and it was an urban nightmare. But I was young and immortal. Probably safer overall today. BTW, never been in a car accident with a bike. Other than once being...
10-23-18, 08:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 734
Posted By Oakman

I'm with you. Just had my first morning (5am)...

I'm with you. Just had my first morning (5am) ride this season where I needed sleeves. I just can't ride any distance on summer days here (April - October).

Last summer in Colorado was nicer....
10-10-18, 04:30 AM
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Posted By Oakman

Wife had this model years ago, but the wheelbase...

Wife had this model years ago, but the wheelbase on this one seems a bit shorter.


ebay...
10-08-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,044
Posted By Oakman

Favorite bike?

Easy. I only had one bike for 42 years. It was a PX10, bought new in 1971. I rode it for recreation, to college, to work, touring to San Francisco, to Mexico, to Oklahoma ... and even competed with...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,144
Posted By Oakman

You sure that was the best place to park?

I remember having to find a place to park my bike when working at an auto factory in the 1970's. I start parking with the motorcycles, but it was pretty crowded and someone, or rather something,...
10-05-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,302
Posted By Oakman

Picked up a Schwinn PDG7 Paramount two years ago...

Picked up a Schwinn PDG7 Paramount two years ago that had a bottomed out, stuck seat post. It was a bit of a Frankenbike with Sora brifters and FD. New rear wheel with 105 hub, and cheap plastic...
10-04-18, 06:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 837
Posted By Oakman

Mine changed with age. Used to be (70' and 80's)...

Mine changed with age. Used to be (70' and 80's) I rarely rode on the hoods and and preferred the top bend and lower flats. Bars were maybe 6 inches below seat level and parallel with ground....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-18, 02:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,644
Posted By Oakman

I started riding my neighborhood this summer,...

I started riding my neighborhood this summer, just to avoid the heat. I am used to rural roads in horse country, but am rather enjoying the 5am rides through our large, 55+ gated community. The...
09-30-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,191
Posted By Oakman

Well, I wasn't going to bring it up, but since...

Well, I wasn't going to bring it up, but since this thread was revived...


I never realized there are so many types of dust caps. Looked online for about a month before buying a pair of plastic...
09-28-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Oakman

It does seem to be a cheaper model - GT All Terra...

It does seem to be a cheaper model - GT All Terra - and it is the only such model I've seen that ISN"T a TT frame. ...
09-27-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Oakman

Chromoly Seat Tube

This is the only decal pertaining to my GT Outpost bike construction. Does this mean the seat tube is the only piece that is made with Ishiwata chromoly steel? If so, is the seat tube really that...
08-30-18, 05:48 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,470
Posted By Oakman

My wife and I kept our two road bikes in the...

My wife and I kept our two road bikes in the living room for years. Then in a shop building for a couple decades where they got less use. But lately we keep them in the garage. About 1/3 of our two...
08-16-18, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By Oakman

Correct: 92 Schwinn Paramount catalog ...

Correct: 92 Schwinn Paramount catalog (http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1991_2000/1992_Pmt_19.html)

A '92 PDG 7 came with STI.




And PDG's are indeed very nice riding road bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-18, 05:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,396
Posted By Oakman

I wear mine attached to my helmet, so the same...

I wear mine attached to my helmet, so the same thing can't happen to me! :twitchy:
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