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05-23-22, 02:49 PM
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Posted By DQRider

I was sort-of thinking the same thing, but...

I was sort-of thinking the same thing, but without the negative tone. However, the OP doesn't mention a cutoff date for C&V, and neither does the overall C&V Category definition. But there is a...
05-06-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,694
Posted By DQRider

Like Waking From a Coma...

I rode to work today.

I know that sounds rather mundane, certainly unremarkable, except it wasn't. Like the subject line says, for me, it was like waking from a coma.
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04-13-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 68,976
Views: 11,138,820
Posted By DQRider

Why is it we never see the Grand Sport with the...

Why is it we never see the Grand Sport with the proper color scheme up for sale? Instead of blue with white accents, which looks magnificent, we get this ho-hum mostly white with blue accents thing....
04-06-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 133,023
Posted By DQRider

Excellent! I am so impressed with the Quality of...

Excellent! I am so impressed with the Quality of the images sent to this thread. Oh, and by the way, that light you see up ahead is a train... good luck! :eek:
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03-16-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 68,976
Views: 11,138,820
Posted By DQRider

I don't mean to be pedantic here, but I have to...

I don't mean to be pedantic here, but I have to call foul on this one. Your use of the plural "walls" shows a misunderstanding of the origin of that phrase.
Let's treat this as a teachable moment?...
03-02-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 105,677
Posted By DQRider

Now THAT is an original composition. Very nice!...

Now THAT is an original composition. Very nice! :thumb:
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02-28-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 816,343
Posted By DQRider

I'm guessing by spoke count... * * *

I'm guessing by spoke count...
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02-16-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 63,384
Posted By DQRider

I actually had to go back to the opening post to...

I actually had to go back to the opening post to find out what the original intent was for this thread. rydabent mentioned bang-for-the-buck, and my take on that is I cannot imagine paying four...
02-14-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8,145
Views: 2,551,557
Posted By DQRider

I have also used these on one of my roadbikes: ...

I have also used these on one of my roadbikes: Happy Hands Handlebar Grips - Duracork - Planet Bike (https://www.planetbike.com/happy-hands-handlebar-grips-duracork/)

Very comfy, half the price....
02-14-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8,145
Views: 2,551,557
Posted By DQRider

$40? Ergon GC1 BioKork Grips | ProBikeKit.com...

$40? Ergon GC1 BioKork Grips | ProBikeKit.com...
02-14-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8,145
Views: 2,551,557
Posted By DQRider

I use Ergon Biokork grips on almost all my MTBs....

I use Ergon Biokork grips on almost all my MTBs. They are so much better than anything else out there.

https://i.imgur.com/2YNM2bO.png
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01-17-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 816,343
Posted By DQRider

Yes it is. * * *

Yes it is.
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01-14-22, 03:37 PM
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Views: 563,171
Posted By DQRider

Looks like you are missing the turbocharger: ...

Looks like you are missing the turbocharger:

Turbocharged Vintage Kawasaki Motorcycle, 1978 Z1R-TC Turbo! - YouTube

I wasn't aware these came with such subdued paint schemes.
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01-07-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7,612
Views: 823,048
Posted By DQRider

The stem mount is the way to go. As you can see...

The stem mount is the way to go. As you can see below, the Crane Suzu Bell has other magical properties.

https://i.imgur.com/bZ7NEoI.png

I totally agree with the Amazon reviewer. The way this...
01-04-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 816,343
Posted By DQRider

I would wager that nearly everyone on the Bike...

I would wager that nearly everyone on the Bike Forums knows the illustrious history of Bridgestone bicycles. Grant Petersen, founder of Rivendell, designed some of their most interesting models in...
12-12-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 105,677
Posted By DQRider

Sometimes I like to surprise myself in the...

Sometimes I like to surprise myself in the morning with something I didn't know I wrote the night before. :cheers: :injured:

Alcohol consumption goes up a bit during the winter here. I'm pretty...
12-06-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8,145
Views: 2,551,557
Posted By DQRider

Photo, s'il vous plaît? * * *

Photo, s'il vous plaît?
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12-03-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 55,615
Posted By DQRider

Your image link isn't working for me. * * *

Your image link isn't working for me.
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12-02-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 55,615
Posted By DQRider

1972 Raleigh DL-1

I rode this behemoth on the 90-mile Lake Pepin 3-speed Tour back in 2016. It was fully laden with packed panniers and a large saddlebag. I checked it on the cargo scale at work: 62 lbs!
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11-30-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 55,615
Posted By DQRider

Now that's a racer!...

Now that's a racer! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ :giver: Nice bike!
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11-30-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 55,615
Posted By DQRider

https://i.imgur.com/XzN580k.png * * *

https://i.imgur.com/XzN580k.png
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11-29-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 975,346
Posted By DQRider

Wow... Perfect. * * *

Wow... Perfect.
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11-29-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,263
Posted By DQRider

Soma Oxford, that. Upside down or right side...

Soma Oxford, that.
Upside down or right side up,
in silver or black.

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11-27-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,263
Posted By DQRider

This gives me shivers! It looks like just a...

This gives me shivers!
It looks like just a corner
of my bike garage.
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11-25-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,385
Posted By DQRider

Trying Again, It's Been Over a Year

It's getting close to Christmas, so I thought I should give this another try.

Please NOTE: I have a lot of interesting bikes, and I would be willing to trade almost any of them straight across for...
11-22-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 68,976
Views: 11,138,820
Posted By DQRider

Hey now! No need to use such language here....

Hey now! No need to use such language here. "Lazy" is such a negative term. I prefer "ambitionally challenged", or the clinical term "GDD" - stands for Gumption Deficit Disorder. :P
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11-22-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2,515
Views: 879,616
Posted By DQRider

The rack decks are simple things, but they really...

The rack decks are simple things, but they really stand out. What impresses me most are the compound curve wooden fenders:

https://i.imgur.com/wNjClXw.png
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11-21-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2,515
Views: 879,616
Posted By DQRider

Oh, but that's the thing, isn't it? YOU made it!...

Oh, but that's the thing, isn't it? YOU made it! How special is that? My bikes come together with the best parts I can afford, and the best work I can do myself. Quality. You know it when you see it,...
11-21-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 105,677
Posted By DQRider

I shot this to show somebody the rack on my "Velo...

I shot this to show somebody the rack on my "Velo de Ville", but then I noticed that it looks kinda artsy:

https://i.imgur.com/SR6lfFr.png
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11-21-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2,515
Views: 879,616
Posted By DQRider

https://i.imgur.com/SR6lfFr.png Why, yes....

https://i.imgur.com/SR6lfFr.png

Why, yes. Woody's Custom Bicycle Fenders (https://www.woodysfenders.com/), actually. I get these from Cody Davis in Bend, OR. He does brilliant work, at what I...
11-18-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 68,976
Views: 11,138,820
Posted By DQRider

It is starting to feel like "Land of the Giants"...

It is starting to feel like "Land of the Giants" in here. I see a lot more extra-tall bikes on this thread than I ever do on the road. Mostly from the coasts, I've noticed. Is the force of gravity...
11-16-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 917
Views: 257,549
Posted By DQRider

Thank you for the complement! Yes, DTH. I...

Thank you for the complement!

Yes, DTH. I saw them on someone else's bike here on this very thread, and had to try a pair. They are every bit as good as people say, so of course the price went up...
11-09-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 105,677
Posted By DQRider

Wheeler, Cubed.

https://i.imgur.com/xwXg0hy.png

Got bored at work...
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11-02-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 955,851
Posted By DQRider

Motobecanes from this era are some very classy...

Motobecanes from this era are some very classy rides. I've been lusting after a Grand Jubile in that paint scheme for years now, but haven't found one for sale when I could afford it.
However, the...
10-31-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 917
Views: 257,549
Posted By DQRider

Rode Betty Bleu on the Cannon Valley Trail Yesterday

https://i.imgur.com/8JjUYvz.png

She's the perfect mount for trail riding, so smooth and comfy.

https://i.imgur.com/2Xq5a8j.png

https://i.imgur.com/eyNttX8.png
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10-31-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,694
Posted By DQRider

Yesterday I rode "Betty Bleu" down to... ...

Yesterday I rode "Betty Bleu" down to...

https://i.imgur.com/eyNttX8.png
Cannon

https://i.imgur.com/1uXRRLC.png
Falls.

The trails were pretty empty, even with temps up in the 50's F....
10-31-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 105,677
Posted By DQRider

https://i.imgur.com/E4ycIqF.png ...

https://i.imgur.com/E4ycIqF.png

https://i.imgur.com/TNiN9n7.png
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10-31-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,263
Posted By DQRider

https://i.imgur.com/57XKJcb.png How...

https://i.imgur.com/57XKJcb.png

How Minnesota!

a lake, a dock, and a boat

under clear blue skies
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10-26-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 63,384
Posted By DQRider

I'm just glad that, with the occasional...

I'm just glad that, with the occasional Craigslist or eBay find, I can snag a deal on classic lugged steel. Then I can build it up however I want, and still spend less than they want for new bikes. I...
10-12-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 816,343
Posted By DQRider

Diamond Back Apex

https://i.imgur.com/wnYyjL1.png
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10-11-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 917
Views: 257,549
Posted By DQRider

What a beautiful bike! If this thread were...

What a beautiful bike! If this thread were illustrated by one single image, I can't think of one better than this.

The reason I love this thread so much is because these are the bikes that...
10-11-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8,145
Views: 2,551,557
Posted By DQRider

Just finished this late `90s - early `00s Diamond...

Just finished this late `90s - early `00s Diamond Back Apex:

https://i.imgur.com/wnYyjL1.png
Deore LX groupset with FD delete and Microshift indexed 8-speed thumb-shifter. Perfect gearing on the...
10-11-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,263
Posted By DQRider

https://i.imgur.com/wnYyjL1.png "Closed for...

https://i.imgur.com/wnYyjL1.png

"Closed for the season"

says the sign on the restroom

winter harbinger
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10-11-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 917
Views: 257,549
Posted By DQRider

Thanks for the compliment, Clyde1820. Since this...

Thanks for the compliment, Clyde1820. Since this is more of an obsession than a mere hobby, I can't imagine what I would do with a crummy-looking ride, except to make it purdy again.

Life is too...
10-11-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 917
Views: 257,549
Posted By DQRider

Winter Commuter Coming Together

Earlier this season, I obtained a Diamondback Apex as part of a trade with a local flipper. The model year is hard to pin down. It has a standard 1.125" diameter threadless stem, so this places it in...
10-09-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,694
Posted By DQRider

Well Would You Look At That?

You've gotta love the Bike Forums, especially the Classic and Vintage dept. One tiny post about winter gloom coming and being starved for color, and just look what followed: Twenty-three frames of...
10-09-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,263
Posted By DQRider

https://i.imgur.com/TEfLUZs.png Cold winds...

https://i.imgur.com/TEfLUZs.png

Cold winds are blowing

the boats are leaving their slips

river freezes soon
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10-09-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,694
Posted By DQRider

The Hoarding Season

Saint Paul, Minnesota. It was a dreary, grey day. At least it started that way. Clouds blocked the sun from illuminating anything directly, although there were signs of clearing on the horizon.

I...
09-29-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 917
Views: 257,549
Posted By DQRider

Speaking of mustaches (SOMA Mustache II,...

Speaking of mustaches (SOMA Mustache II, actually) - Here are some better pics of the Wheeler:

https://i.imgur.com/8YkUVht.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Z7AvfhZ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/fzdieBM.jpg...
09-29-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 105,677
Posted By DQRider

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Great composition, it has a timeless quality. Very nice indeed! :cheers:
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