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07-14-21, 11:55 AM
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Posted By JJScaliger

Yeah pave, my bad. I think it looks like I'm...

Yeah pave, my bad. I think it looks like I'm trying too hard to color coordinate with my bike....
04-09-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 27,655
Posted By JJScaliger

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Bates B.A.R.

I've been commuting to work on the Bates this year. 10...
12-11-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,671
Posted By JJScaliger

I think this too. When I first set up my Bates...

I think this too. When I first set up my Bates with a flip flop 46x18 I thought it would relegate my rides to flat routes, but the more I rode and gained confidence in my capabilities the hills I...
11-27-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,905
Posted By JJScaliger

You're the best! Thank you for this valuable...

You're the best! Thank you for this valuable resource!
11-26-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

Roger that. They are always salmoning up the...

Roger that. They are always salmoning up the road. I almost hit an obstinant one a couple of months ago right at the crest of a steep hill. I had my head down, grinding through it and he didn't...
11-22-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

I picked myself up, straightened my handlebar and...

I picked myself up, straightened my handlebar and saddle and rode away. The owner offered me a glass of water!? A couple of miles down the road I stopped and inspected the frame. A huge sigh of...
11-22-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

I rode 32 miles today, mostly in Coventry. Temp...

I rode 32 miles today, mostly in Coventry. Temp was 45, a gray November day. I got off to a rough start by hitting my neighbor's dog. It was more like an open field tackle by the little guy. He...
11-21-20, 07:41 PM
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Views: 2,516,485
Posted By JJScaliger

It's a slippery slope... ...

It's a slippery slope...

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My eyes hurt!
11-18-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,592
Posted By JJScaliger

119,200 on Galaga at a sandwich shop last year. ...

119,200 on Galaga at a sandwich shop last year. Won $10 off my buddy. Beat him a month later at Chelo's, but score not as good.
11-14-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-j4TC...

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Me too!
11-14-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

What a difference a week makes; temp 77 last...

What a difference a week makes; temp 77 last weekend 45 this afternoon. I managed my short 22 mile Roger Williams Park loop today. 5 laps with a little urban riding to get there.
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11-08-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

I rode 30 miles fixed today in Scituate on my...

I rode 30 miles fixed today in Scituate on my Bates.
Temp may set a record high, around 77.

There was a 4.1 earthquake in SE Mass today that we could feel here. Not a common occurrence.
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11-02-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 99,536
Posted By JJScaliger

Diadrant forks, Bates proprietrary design. ...

Diadrant forks, Bates proprietrary design.

https://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/classic_builders/bates-cycles

I didn't weight the frame before I built it up, but the frame seemed pretty light...
10-11-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

44 miles this morning. Beautiful weather, low 60s...

44 miles this morning. Beautiful weather, low 60s and sunny.

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Foster...
10-11-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By JJScaliger

That is one cool frameset! Lucky dog! I love the...

That is one cool frameset! Lucky dog! I love the patina!
10-10-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 99,536
Posted By JJScaliger

Bates flip flop

Here's my semi-period correct 1948 Bates with a flip flop wheelset.

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10-07-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

I flipped the wheel on the Bates and put in 36...

I flipped the wheel on the Bates and put in 36 miles fixed. Cranston-West Warwick-Coventry. Super fun! ...
10-03-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

Foster RI

I rode 48 miles this morning, mostly in Foster and Scituate RI. Weather was very nice, 60ish and sunny. The Bates got its first taste of dirt, only ...
09-26-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17,565
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Posted By JJScaliger

Oyster festival RI

I rode my Raleigh 3 speed downtown providence to meet my buddy for the ri oyster fest. Probably 10 miles round trip.
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09-20-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

37 miles on a crisp autumn day. 60 degrees and...

37 miles on a crisp autumn day. 60 degrees and windy.

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Peeptoad pond...
09-14-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,750
Posted By JJScaliger

“If God had meant for us to have fiberglass...

“If God had meant for us to have fiberglass boats, he would have planted fiberglass trees.” L.F. HerreshoffI love fiberglass boats but fun to say...
09-13-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

CT border loop

This morning I got the Bates out to the Connecticut border and back, 47 miles in total. Beautiful weather, 75 and sunny. Nlerner inspired me to hit the neighboring state. An old loop I haven't done...
09-11-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

That NE corner of CT is a fun area to ride; hilly...

That NE corner of CT is a fun area to ride; hilly and rural.
09-06-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

Coventry RI

A gorgeous day in RI, 75 degrees, low humidity I had to get out this morning. Got in 41 miles and home in time for baseball....
09-05-20, 08:02 AM
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Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

She does: abuse of power.

She does: abuse of power.
09-04-20, 06:44 PM
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Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

When I think of the Illiad I always think of this...

When I think of the Illiad I always think of this painting I saw at a David exhibition at Williams College. The The pictorial synopsis of the first part of the Illiad. ...
09-03-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

I rode 31 miles today on the Bates. ...

I rode 31 miles today on the Bates.
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Betty Pond
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09-01-20, 03:15 PM
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Views: 217,775
Posted By JJScaliger

Yuck

Yuck
08-30-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

40 miles today 2500' elevation gain on Bates....

40 miles today 2500' elevation gain on Bates. Sunny, low humidity and windy!
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08-28-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

Another quick 30 miler after work. The summer...

Another quick 30 miler after work. The summer heat and humidity are starting to go away.
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08-26-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

I rode 29 miles after work today. This ride was a...

I rode 29 miles after work today. This ride was a nice confidence builder because it is one of normal routes for my geared bikes but I was able to clear all the hills on my single speed. 1700'...
08-22-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

I rode 30 miles today. I've been choosing...

I rode 30 miles today. I've been choosing flatter routes lately to accommodate my single speed Bates with 69 gear inches. So far so good, I have been able to clear every hill. Admittedly I have...
08-16-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

I rode 30 miles today on my Bates. My first real...

I rode 30 miles today on my Bates. My first real ride on it. It started to rain 10 miles into the ride. I was still smiling for the duration. The GB hiduminium brakes worked great yesterday on a...
08-15-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,230
Posted By JJScaliger

I had to use port wine corks for barend plugs. ...

I had to use port wine corks for barend plugs. The Velox rubber ones I bought didn't fit.
08-09-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,230
Posted By JJScaliger

In my relentless search for all things Bates...

In my relentless search for all things Bates (diadrant), I lucked onto this today:
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08-07-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,230
Posted By JJScaliger

This week a couple of parts were delivered for...

This week a couple of parts were delivered for this build. A Bayliss Wiley Continental front hub and a TA 46 chainring, both nib....
07-04-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24,801
Views: 3,056,217
Posted By JJScaliger

I just had an axle nut fail on me a couple of...

I just had an axle nut fail on me a couple of weeks ago when I switched tires. That sickening feeling of tightening but nothing happening. I was scared it was the axle, but just the nut.
06-29-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,230
Posted By JJScaliger

That is an excellent suggestion! And if I wanted...

That is an excellent suggestion! And if I wanted to use a Sturmey AM in the future the spacing would be right for the normal axle! I will probably set this frame up more than one way in the future....
06-29-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,230
Posted By JJScaliger

BATES B.A.R. 1954 build advice

Today I received this 1954 Bates B.A.R. from England. Its been repainted but does have matching fork and frame numbers U11854. Rear spacing is 110mm for track but it does have a drive side braze on...
06-28-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 24,801
Views: 3,056,217
Posted By JJScaliger

Ride last week

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Dead tire
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06-08-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 36,863
Posted By JJScaliger

Errand

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Grocery store
I commuted to work today and stopped at Dave's Market on...
06-07-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By JJScaliger

Cool bike! I love the Nervex lugs! Did you tap...

Cool bike! I love the Nervex lugs! Did you tap the simplex dropout to accommodate the suntour derailleur?
05-23-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24,801
Views: 3,056,217
Posted By JJScaliger

3 speed

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short ride pic Scituate/Cranston RI
05-22-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

Highway to the vulture zone

I rode my Raleigh for a short 16 mile ride after work. It was 80 degrees and a breezy. I chose a short loop I usually do in the winter to see how fast I could make it on the 3 speed. It was kind...
05-17-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

Roger William's Park

I rode 12 miles yesterday on my Raleigh 3 speed. Urban ride in Providence with about 6 miles of single track. The park just reopened around a week ago. Weather was great around 75 degrees. The park...
05-12-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

3 speed commuting

I've been having fun with my Raleigh Sports 3 speed lately. Mostly commuting to work when it doesn't rain. 5 miles each way, fairly flat. The gearing on the AW is still pretty rugged. I haven't...
02-17-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

Yesterday I rode 31 miles around the Scituate...

Yesterday I rode 31 miles around the Scituate Reservoir. 39 degrees ar noon. I've been doing this same route for 25 years. Still fun. 2000' elevation gain....
02-12-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

27 miles for me today on my DeRosa. Left work a...

27 miles for me today on my DeRosa. Left work a little early. Low 40s in Scituate RI. Old barn photo....
02-05-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 24,801
Views: 3,056,217
Posted By JJScaliger

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I got my first commute in today on the Raleigh 3 speed. 5 miles each...
02-02-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 1,923,070
Posted By JJScaliger

I rode 27 miles today in Johnston and Scituate ...

I rode 27 miles today in Johnston and Scituate ri. 38 degrees mid morning. ...
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