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05-12-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 387
Posted By Straightblock

It may be a loose or worn crank cotter pin, too. ...

It may be a loose or worn crank cotter pin, too.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cotters.html
04-26-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,418
Posted By Straightblock

I figured I'd just look for the Super Python...

I figured I'd just look for the Super Python rolling with a Raleigh Pro.
04-26-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,418
Posted By Straightblock

Thanks for the offer. My toolbox is fairly well...

Thanks for the offer. My toolbox is fairly well stocked and I will be bringing plenty with me for last minute adjustments . The crank has Allen head bolts and I'll be carrying an 8mm L-wrench in...
04-23-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,418
Posted By Straightblock

Since I'm only doing the short Piedres Blancas...

Since I'm only doing the short Piedres Blancas route, I swapped the more modern compact crank for a more OE correct Sugino Mighty crankset with 53/42 rings. Original equipment was probably 151 BCD...
04-15-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 163,489
Posted By Straightblock

Orange blossoms along Avenue 10 near Road 38,...

Orange blossoms along Avenue 10 near Road 38, Madera County.

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04-13-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14,683
Views: 3,521,642
Posted By Straightblock

I won't post the copyrighted image, but today's...

I won't post the copyrighted image, but today's "Frazz" comic made me think of this thread.

https://www.gocomics.com/frazz/2022/04/13
04-13-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,418
Posted By Straightblock

At one of the previous Eroica CA's, I ran into a...

At one of the previous Eroica CA's, I ran into a friend at Linn's Farm Store. The mud buildup on his rear tire had sanded a spot on the back of the seat tube down to bare metal on his otherwise...
04-08-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,418
Posted By Straightblock

3 weeks to go and it looks like it's actually...

3 weeks to go and it looks like it's actually going to happen, so I guess I'd better check in. I haven't put in enough long miles and big hills this year, so I'll be be riding the Piedras Blancas...
03-29-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,940
Posted By Straightblock

Eddy Merckx Motorola, Phil Anderson ...

Eddy Merckx Motorola, Phil Anderson

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Raleigh Professional track, fork crown drilled by previous...
03-28-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,231
Posted By Straightblock

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03-28-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,231
Posted By Straightblock

After a quick wipedown, Eisentraut Rainbow s/n...

After a quick wipedown, Eisentraut Rainbow s/n E571188.

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03-25-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,940
Posted By Straightblock

Nishiki Professional ...

Nishiki Professional

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03-11-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 163,489
Posted By Straightblock

Almond trees. Lots of pistachios, oranges and...

Almond trees. Lots of pistachios, oranges and grapes in the area, too. Sadly, the orchards are slowly falling to bulldozers as the suburbs push further out.
...
03-09-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 69,026
Views: 11,152,381
Posted By Straightblock

Nope, it's here: ...

Nope, it's here:

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For sale is an exact movie replica of the "best bike in the whole world." Frame is...
02-24-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 18,883
Views: 2,319,747
Posted By Straightblock

This road was marked "private" for years, but...

This road was marked "private" for years, but about 2 years ago I noticed the sign was gone. It gives me a variation on a route I've ridden a thousand times, and instead of another mile on the bike...
02-22-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 46,536
Posted By Straightblock

I can't remember if I've posted in this thread. ...

I can't remember if I've posted in this thread.


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02-22-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,318
Posted By Straightblock

Living in the land of brown bottle glass and...

Living in the land of brown bottle glass and goatheads, I only have one bike with tubulars.

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02-19-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18,883
Views: 2,319,747
Posted By Straightblock

It's actually the $15 thrift store catch of the...

It's actually the $15 thrift store catch of the day model! It shows plenty of abuse including a significant dent in the down tube, but it's a pretty good 10 foot bike. I think my wife's single bike...
02-17-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18,883
Views: 2,319,747
Posted By Straightblock

Almond blossoms in Madera County. ...

Almond blossoms in Madera County.

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02-17-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3,031
Views: 332,953
Posted By Straightblock

Sam recharges his solar batteries ...

Sam recharges his solar batteries

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02-13-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 69,026
Views: 11,152,381
Posted By Straightblock

Teledyne Titan decaled as a Varsity? $100 ...

Teledyne Titan decaled as a Varsity?
$100
Fresno, CA
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02-11-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,904
Posted By Straightblock

I'm heading into retirement and my wife is afraid...

I'm heading into retirement and my wife is afraid I'll be riding every day. 6 months from now when she's tired of having me underfoot, she'll be saying, "Why don't you go riding?"
01-30-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18,883
Views: 2,319,747
Posted By Straightblock

I finally got out of the Central Valley for the...

I finally got out of the Central Valley for the first time since I retired last month and spent a few days with my wife at the coast. Although riding wasn't the main focus of the trip, I did squeeze...
01-16-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21,065
Views: 3,924,009
Posted By Straightblock

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01-14-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 163,489
Posted By Straightblock

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01-14-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 31,652
Posted By Straightblock

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01-11-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18,883
Views: 2,319,747
Posted By Straightblock

After the morning fog lifted it was a pretty nice...

After the morning fog lifted it was a pretty nice day for January.

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01-05-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18,883
Views: 2,319,747
Posted By Straightblock

My first ride of the year was the local club's...

My first ride of the year was the local club's New Years Day ride. I decided to skip the potential "superspreader" large group start and meet them on the way to the halfway rest stop. I was lucky to...
01-05-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,903
Posted By Straightblock

Overlooking the San Joaquin River in Madera...

Overlooking the San Joaquin River in Madera County.

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12-22-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5,076
Views: 564,300
Posted By Straightblock

Repack day for the hubs on my Merckx. The wheels...

Repack day for the hubs on my Merckx. The wheels are 21 years old and I haven't serviced them nearly as often as I should, so I was relieved to find the cones still in excellent shape.

New Year's...
12-19-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3,031
Views: 332,953
Posted By Straightblock

I haven't posted any bike or ride pics for a...

I haven't posted any bike or ride pics for a while, but I don't think I've ever posted these guys. A rare moment of harmony with 11 year old Chloe in the middle, 10 year old Sam on the right and 7...
11-28-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,142
Posted By Straightblock

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11-05-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 69,026
Views: 11,152,381
Posted By Straightblock

Raleigh Super Course $40 Visalia CA ...

Raleigh Super Course
$40
Visalia CA

https://offerup.com/item/detail/1299294266

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10-23-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 69,026
Views: 11,152,381
Posted By Straightblock

Centurion Ironman $160 Merced, CA ...

Centurion Ironman $160
Merced, CA

https://merced.craigslist.org/bik/d/merced-road-bike/7396457158.html

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10-10-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 187,135
Posted By Straightblock

The air quality index due to the California...

The air quality index due to the California wildfires was around 200 last weekend and it kept me off the bike, but it didn't stop this guy I spotted when I was at the gas station.
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09-01-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 26,171
Posted By Straightblock

It's always been a 3 day event. The ride should...

It's always been a 3 day event. The ride should be Sunday May 1.

I'm registered for the Lighthouse Century on September 25 so at least I'll still get my Central Coast ride this month.
07-04-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 17,593
Posted By Straightblock

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Red, white and blue for Independence Day.
05-31-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18,883
Views: 2,319,747
Posted By Straightblock

Today was the first really hot ride of the year....

Today was the first really hot ride of the year. No great scenery, but 50 miles out and back on one of my routine routes. 73 at 7:30, 89 when I got home a little before noon, on the way to 104...
05-22-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 163,489
Posted By Straightblock

This was parked at the end of my street when I...

This was parked at the end of my street when I came back from this morning's ride.

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It didn't turn...
04-27-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,166
Posted By Straightblock

It's a 3Rensho. How many chances will you get to...

It's a 3Rensho. How many chances will you get to buy one?

Use your concern about the fork to negotiate a better price. Once it's yours and you determine it's just cracked clear coat, pat yourself...
04-10-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14,683
Views: 3,521,642
Posted By Straightblock

I emailed the county road maintenance department...

I emailed the county road maintenance department and gave the the location and a picture of the remnant of the sheared off post. I emphasis that the post end pointed at oncoming traffic with its...
03-17-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 26,171
Posted By Straightblock

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03-15-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 990
Posted By Straightblock

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02-21-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18,883
Views: 2,319,747
Posted By Straightblock

On Road 10 in Madera County, orchards blooming. ...

On Road 10 in Madera County, orchards blooming.

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02-19-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,152
Posted By Straightblock

My first shoes came from there, too, also...

My first shoes came from there, too, also Lambertini. First shorts and jersey in the same purchase.
02-18-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,152
Posted By Straightblock

Beautiful bike in one of my all-time favorite...

Beautiful bike in one of my all-time favorite colors.

If the previous owner really put 100,000 miles on it, the headset could easily be a replacement. I would expect the Cinelli bar is not...
02-16-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,495
Posted By Straightblock

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It's my old team jersey I've had since 1977. I've worn it at all the Eroica CA's so far. I don't know...
02-15-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,495
Posted By Straightblock

I'm 65 and I got my second vaccination last week....

I'm 65 and I got my second vaccination last week. Assuming infection numbers drop considerably and the vaccines are effective against the variants, I'm 51% confident the event will happen this fall....
02-14-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18,883
Views: 2,319,747
Posted By Straightblock

A sunny, breezy ride to Dragonfly Golf Club. ...

A sunny, breezy ride to Dragonfly Golf Club.

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01-16-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 69,026
Views: 11,152,381
Posted By Straightblock

Peugeot PY-10FC Fibre de Carbone Fresno CA ...

Peugeot PY-10FC Fibre de Carbone
Fresno CA

https://offerup.com/item/detail/1049478636/


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