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05-17-22, 06:56 PM
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Posted By Straightblock

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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
05-03-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,421
Posted By Straightblock

I was going to say that it was another year of...

I was going to say that it was another year of one step forward and 2 steps back, but other than the venue changing from the weedy field to in town, I didn't see many improvements from 2019.
...
04-26-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,421
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
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Views: 29,421
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...
04-26-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,421
Posted By Straightblock

Never make changes right before an event. ...

Never make changes right before an event.

Last weekend I swapped a modern compact crank for a period-correct Sugino Mighty on my Nishiki Pro. I took it out on a 40 mile ride and all was well....
04-23-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14,683
Views: 3,521,692
Posted By Straightblock

I've been telling myself I have enough race bikes...

I've been telling myself I have enough race bikes and have even been thinking about converting one of my sport touring bikes to upright bars, but this came up for sale locally. A previous owner must...
04-23-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,421
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...
04-19-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 69,027
Views: 11,152,665
Posted By Straightblock

There seems to be plenty of bargain priced...

There seems to be plenty of bargain priced tandems for sale lately. Asking prices for tandems like these are less than the asking price for a lot of similarly equipped single bikes.
I think the baby...
04-15-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 163,492
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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04-15-22, 06:29 PM
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Posted By Straightblock

East of Reedley.

East of Reedley.
04-14-22, 09:46 PM
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Posted By Straightblock

Welcome the the forum. Tell us about your bike(s)...

Welcome the the forum. Tell us about your bike(s) and what route you're riding. You can't post pictures until you make 10 posts, but you can create an album in your user profile an someone may link...
04-13-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14,683
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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: 29,421
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...
04-12-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By Straightblock

Try a Wolftooth Roadlink, a bolt on hanger...

Try a Wolftooth Roadlink, a bolt on hanger extender. Shown below on my modern bike with a 12-27 cassette but works well with an 11-32.
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04-11-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 163,492
Posted By Straightblock

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04-09-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,421
Posted By Straightblock

For now we have reservations for Saturday and...

For now we have reservations for Saturday and Sunday nights so we'd arrive some time Saturday morning. . I'm negotiating with SWMBO for Friday night too.
04-08-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,421
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...
04-04-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 69,027
Views: 11,152,665
Posted By Straightblock

Tandem Road Bike$180Posted about 20 hours ago in...

Tandem Road Bike$180Posted about 20 hours ago in Fresno, CA
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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...
03-29-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By Straightblock

And change the seat post quick release to a bolt.

And change the seat post quick release to a bolt.
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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03-28-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,231
Posted By Straightblock

I just saw this thread. It's a dead on match for...

I just saw this thread. It's a dead on match for my Eisentraut Rainbow. I'm too embarrassed to post pics now because it's too dirty
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: 163,492
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, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 163,492
Posted By Straightblock

Close your mouth, breathe through your nose, and...

Close your mouth, breathe through your nose, and keep your jersey zipped until you're well past.

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03-09-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 69,027
Views: 11,152,665
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: 18,884
Views: 2,319,814
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
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Views: 46,537
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: 18,884
Views: 2,319,814
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: 18,884
Views: 2,319,814
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: 332,964
Posted By Straightblock

Sam recharges his solar batteries ...

Sam recharges his solar batteries

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02-13-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 69,027
Views: 11,152,665
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: 2,905
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: 18,884
Views: 2,319,814
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...
01-25-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 31,654
Posted By Straightblock

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01-19-22, 12:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 920
Posted By Straightblock

I laughed at myself when I read this. My GPS on...

I laughed at myself when I read this. My GPS on December 30 showed 3965 miles, so I rode 35 miles on December 31 to round it up to 4,000.

I keep a simple spreadsheet to track miles per bike, but I...
01-16-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21,065
Views: 3,924,071
Posted By Straightblock

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01-14-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 163,492
Posted By Straightblock

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01-14-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 31,654
Posted By Straightblock

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01-13-22, 12:38 AM
Replies: 69,027
Views: 11,152,665
Posted By Straightblock

Raleigh ladies 3 speed $100 Squaw Valley CA...

Raleigh ladies 3 speed
$100
Squaw Valley CA (the one near Fresno, not the one near Tahoe)
Posted Tuesday

https://offerup.com/item/detail/1335370822

...
01-11-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,922
Posted By Straightblock

Thanks obuckler for starting this thread. This...

Thanks obuckler for starting this thread. This 3TTT Record was destined for my next build until I took a closer look yesterday. I'm pretty sure this one came on my Italvega Nuovo Record back in 1975....
01-11-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18,884
Views: 2,319,814
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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01-06-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18,884
Views: 2,319,814
Posted By Straightblock

The aluminum Nishiki won't be going to Eroica,...

The aluminum Nishiki won't be going to Eroica, Doc, maybe the 1972 Professional. Hope to see you there.
01-05-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18,884
Views: 2,319,814
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: 3,904
Posted By Straightblock

Overlooking the San Joaquin River in Madera...

Overlooking the San Joaquin River in Madera County.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50400165272_d38ac76b21_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jMG2dL)...
12-22-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5,076
Views: 564,323
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: 332,964
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...
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