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07-13-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 677
Posted By Wildwood

69 yo, a committed roadie just over 35 years. ...

69 yo, a committed roadie just over 35 years. Vintage collection and ‘modern’ Campy10 Ergo bikes.

The frames are still the same size. Just now narrowing the handlebars back to 38cm. A couple...
07-13-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3,200
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Views: 444,818
Posted By Wildwood

Take a return to cycling from debilitating...

Take a return to cycling from debilitating medical problems slowly. It’s a sport best enjoyed for a lifetime. Ease in.

I would say say you need to find a physical therapist who cycles. Not my...
07-13-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By Wildwood

Nope. Mine are all European or American frames,...

Nope.
Mine are all European or American frames, nearly all Campy.

There are Asian sourced parts on a couple of bikes.
Replies: 16
Views: 343
Posted By Wildwood

'84 Centurion ProTour 15 came with triple and...

'84 Centurion ProTour 15 came with triple and LePree and the Suntour Symmetric shifters. Worked well in tough Santa Cruz Mts.

Sorry, no Nishiki input. But make sure the size fits!
07-12-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 149,395
Posted By Wildwood

How do you ride your bike? Fast & racy or More...

How do you ride your bike? Fast & racy or More sedate & generally careful.

Where do you ride? Mountains or any hilly areas where speed and turns may be very fast.

As a minimum - one coat (not...
07-12-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 353
Posted By Wildwood

French fit on an Italian bike. :p Depends upon...

French fit on an Italian bike. :p Depends upon how much you like the ride.

Personally, my range of acceptable frame sizes runs 3cm (maybe 4cm on some bikes). 58 - 61/62cm, at 64cm I have no...
07-12-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 371
Posted By Wildwood

You need more bicycles to ride the same route...

You need more bicycles to ride the same route enthusiastically.
REALLY!!!

...
07-12-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3,200
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Views: 444,818
Posted By Wildwood

it is one of a couple I have. Doable in the too...

it is one of a couple I have. Doable in the too kewl PNW,
when you have as many bikes as I do, both clincher/tubular, 23mm to 33mm, vintage/modern, etc/etc - it becomes impossible (for me) to have a...
07-12-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25,362
Views: 2,476,801
Posted By Wildwood

A few more miles than yesterday. A bit more sun...

A few more miles than yesterday.
A bit more sun than yesterday, about 70*f....
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By Wildwood

Mine is an '85 Corsa Extra SLX. Original owner...

Mine is an '85 Corsa Extra SLX.
Original owner repainted it after many years. CyclArt did the paint, so well done.
Built with all Campi, except the crankset which is from VeloOrange w/ 48/34 rings....
07-12-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25,362
Views: 2,476,801
Posted By Wildwood

Nice day for a ride. Upper 60’s in the...

Nice day for a ride. Upper 60’s in the mid-afternoon and cloudy.
...
07-12-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3,200
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 444,818
Posted By Wildwood

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This kid still gets a big smile when on his bike.
07-11-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,032
Posted By Wildwood

I have an '84 SL framed Pinarello Record and mine...

I have an '84 SL framed Pinarello Record and mine has fast steering. Handles beautifully and tracks straight, but don't lose concentration on a rough or cracked road. Wonder if the geometry is the...
07-10-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 536
Posted By Wildwood

i've always been in the 'get it on the road...

i've always been in the 'get it on the road first' then worry about mods as riding time allows.

sometimes the technique quells N+1, for a period of time. for good or bad.
07-10-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 32,151
Posted By Wildwood

+1 on more black bikes in the group. :thumb: ...

+1 on more black bikes in the group. :thumb:

Proteus is a beauty. How well does such a large frame ride with moustache bars?

i can't wait til Dec. but just a single pic - no waiting for St....
07-10-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 898
Posted By Wildwood

‘78 Batavus Competition = 60X56 w/ 18cm head...

‘78 Batavus Competition = 60X56 w/ 18cm head tube. I made it work with a 13cm stem and Ergo 9sp (rounded tops 2nd gen hoods) which allow a long ramp to the hoods. The rounded tops are a palm position...
07-10-20, 01:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 898
Posted By Wildwood

If you could use a late 1960s, Italian bike,...

If you could use a late 1960s, Italian bike, 60X55cm with a headtube around 18-19cm located in Seattle let me know. Mid range frame. with a friend.
07-10-20, 12:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By Wildwood

Nice. Certainly not after '72 based on script...

Nice.
Certainly not after '72 based on script Raleigh on downtube.
07-10-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,780
Posted By Wildwood

I also confess that within the last year or so ...

I also confess
that within the last year or so
the acqusition of nice (but bare) framesets
has exceeded the parts bins appropriate inventory.

And it's time to possibly strip a couple.
First...
07-09-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,780
Posted By Wildwood

Guilt - Sometimes, I'm committed to riding...

Guilt -
Sometimes, I'm committed to riding every free hour and I feel guilty about not cleaning and wrenching the issues. :)

Sometimes I'm committed to wrenching and N+1 acquisitions - and the...
07-09-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,780
Posted By Wildwood

You're Welcome ...

You're Welcome
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'they tortured me endlessly, but....
i escaped.........
07-09-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,772
Posted By Wildwood

The one I had was very tall. 1972 if memory...

The one I had was very tall. 1972 if memory serves - script ‘Raleigh’ on down tube. And yes - on short top tubes for given seat tube length in larger sizes. I rode a 14cm stem on a 63cm frame!...
07-09-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By Wildwood

Someone please correct me if I’m wrong! ...

Someone please correct me if I’m wrong!

There are no (production) tubular tires larger than 700c (622). We are talking modern era - post-WWII.

edit: or tubular rims
07-09-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By Wildwood

Glad to hear a Frejus success story. It looks...

Glad to hear a Frejus success story. It looks beautiful.
I’ll have to read your earlier thread, musta missed it.

I have a much lower model -1960’s - that was (in a sense) gifted to me.
tall...
07-08-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,873
Posted By Wildwood

Actually, i chose these 2 bikes/builders based on...

Actually, i chose these 2 bikes/builders based on their close proximity to me. And i liked their knowledge, fitting technique, willingness to work with me. Nice guys both.
...
07-08-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,274
Posted By Wildwood

As an occasional tandem rider, and vintage fan =...

As an occasional tandem rider, and vintage fan = this project warms my heart. :love:

Eye too, have a heavy rear wheel w/ drum brake assisted 40 spoke tandem wheel.
Have not weighed it but my hub...
07-07-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2,731
Views: 604,891
Posted By Wildwood

Local vintage collector in PugetSound parted with...

Local vintage collector in PugetSound parted with this frameset, I'll add the bits.
Hugo Rickert touring frame from 1959. Originally sold from Ted Ernst's shop in S.Cal.
Hugo was a one man shop in...
07-07-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2,731
Views: 604,891
Posted By Wildwood

Elegantly practical.

Elegantly practical.
07-07-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By Wildwood

The after-ride pub app. Hopefully, this app...

The after-ride pub app.
Hopefully, this app will be back up and running soon.

Stay Safe.


Part of the environmentally responsible 'clear airwaves' movement.
07-07-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,124
Posted By Wildwood

Large tandem club. As a single. Where you can...

Large tandem club.
As a single.
Where you can sweat together in unison - and close proximity.

edit: used tandems can be purchased affordably.
07-07-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 493
Posted By Wildwood

Actually, store manager says 'another most...

Actually, store manager says 'another most confusing thing' is braking systems.
He wants a large poster to place in the store
that shows all the braking systems (within reason)
and compatible...
07-07-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,699
Posted By Wildwood

Density matters :thumb: - the very heavy,...

Density matters :thumb: - the very heavy, very skinny guys usually win @ downhill.
07-07-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 493
Posted By Wildwood

A local LBS, a bigger type dealer, mostly...

A local LBS, a bigger type dealer, mostly Specialized - has a large and very detailed poster that presents all the rim and tire sizes and what fits with what.

The manager said he did it to reduce...
07-07-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Wildwood

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/443x566/tree_guy_frown_545fc24c3d1b4307627a14ac2cc223c314aeefac.jpg
The Old Man says "Too Bad”

Shame.

edit: Oops, read first Wildhead,...
07-07-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 855
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Views: 141,461
Posted By Wildwood

Writing in Chinese? sdrager, doowdliw

Writing in Chinese?

sdrager, doowdliw
07-07-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,281
Posted By Wildwood

This Schwinnderella??? ;) ...

This Schwinnderella??? ;)

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/816x544/win_20170708_08_14_50_pro_li_2818d717d4484b1aada50ad434552dd845a0c3ad.jpg

i think it must be so...
07-07-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome to BF. If you are basing the model...

Welcome to BF.

If you are basing the model name on a decal/sticker like this - it is not a model designation. But a World Championship (WC) in 1966.
...
07-07-20, 01:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By Wildwood

Follow Craigslist and such sites for local wheel...

Follow Craigslist and such sites for local wheel buys.

These were $75 - Sunshine ProAm hubs with Ambrosio Rims - in excellent condition, but no skewers. Learn tubulars, very affordable....
07-07-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,281
Posted By Wildwood

I had a little 'borrowed bikes from friends'...

I had a little 'borrowed bikes from friends' experience over 35 years ago. Enough to pick a 59cm bike as my first adult lightweight.

Today my dozen+ roadies are 58 - 61cm. i like the headtube to...
07-06-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 284,349
Posted By Wildwood

In the last few years I have been moving back to...

In the last few years I have been moving back to narrower handlebars.

The last bike to be changed (because it is a 42cm ctc) has been the DeRosa. Modolo bars & stem were how this bike was...
07-06-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 756
Posted By Wildwood

This garage queen with drilled DuraAce cranks....

This garage queen with drilled DuraAce cranks. Pay-up, but at least a month at the asking.

https://skagit.craigslist.org/bik/d/camano-island-steyr-daimler-puch-vent/7137042642.html
...
07-06-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 756
Posted By Wildwood

AD Puch's other mixte (other than the top-end...

AD Puch's other mixte (other than the top-end R531 VentNoir) was the Michelle.
Guaranteed Puch 2500 frame and fork and hi-tensile strength....
Forum: Introductions
07-06-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome. I run thru new(ish), old, tandem,...

Welcome.
I run thru new(ish), old, tandem, city, etc.
Riding makes me smile.
Bikes facilitate my fun.
07-06-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 35,383
Posted By Wildwood

Hugo Rickert from 1959. ...

Hugo Rickert from 1959.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/rickert_downtube_63094df24c0f46d2c7940fa5c30a6c6aef21ffb6.jpg
Frame repainted approx 25 years ago. ...
07-06-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By Wildwood

With names, I like a face. Here's a pic of Ted...

With names, I like a face.
Here's a pic of Ted Ernst (center) and the gentleman/collector who sold me this frameset is on the right.
...
07-05-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 320
Posted By Wildwood

The Gran Sport was the cat's pajamas in the 50's...

The Gran Sport was the cat's pajamas in the 50's and early '60s.
In the '60s the 'mid 70s to early '80's didn't exist.
07-05-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 320
Posted By Wildwood

Gran Sport was the cat's pajamas in the '50s &...

Gran Sport was the cat's pajamas in the '50s & early 60's.
07-05-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By Wildwood

There were a number of reasons for long axle...

There were a number of reasons for long axle slots in dropouts on high-end (but not full-on race) lightweights that could also be touring/general purpose bikes.

checking a Holdsworth with Campy...
07-05-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,330
Posted By Wildwood

The answer is: What kind of a century? ...

The answer is:

What kind of a century?

Gearing and fit may be top ‘o th list!

AustroDaimler Puch made a ‘fast touring’ frame. Went on Vent Noir, Olympian and (maybe) Force bikes. 531 dB...
07-05-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,444
Posted By Wildwood

Stylish you ask? Either one that draws pretty...

Stylish you ask?
Either
one that draws pretty ladies
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/915x887/rickert2_28ce5f09be9c140db3852fb5f22582f9725790b9.jpg

or rolls with Campi...
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