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09-27-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 983
Posted By nlerner

Wow, Skip, that one sure looks like the Weigle I...

Wow, Skip, that one sure looks like the Weigle I had some time back, an eBay find that I rode for a while (I think I did a 650B conversion) and then sold back on eBay (kind of a catch and release)....
09-14-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By noobinsf

Bikes from France previous to roughly the...

Bikes from France previous to roughly the mid-1980’s often had metric threading for things like the headset and pedals. Things among the various countries producing bikes didn’t standardize until...
09-14-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By merziac

Not unless they are French pedal thread Shimano...

Not unless they are French pedal thread Shimano cranks which would be rare.

They can be rethreaded to French BUT its not for the faint of heart.
08-30-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 614
Posted By Lbxpdx

my buddy swing by for a BBQ with his kids and I...

my buddy swing by for a BBQ with his kids and I may build it up for the boy. He is 14, 5’10” and will need something to get to high school.
08-30-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 614
Posted By Koyote

Those welds look like they were done by a blind...

Those welds look like they were done by a blind six-year old, but I'm sure it'll hold up just fine.
08-21-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Jeff Neese

That is not a replacement fork. The Allez came...

That is not a replacement fork. The Allez came with a stock aluminum fork in some years during the early 90s. I'm guessing that's about a '91 but your Google machine will tell you more. There...
08-21-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Drillium Dude

Wonder what the ride will be like? Did any bike...

Wonder what the ride will be like? Did any bike maker use a steel frame/aluminum fork combination?

While the supplied pics don't suggest any front end damage, I'd look closely for any signs of...
08-21-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By 1simplexnut

Alloy ? front forks not original . look to be off...

Alloy ? front forks not original . look to be off a Guerciotti (ALAN)
Check the frame tubes for front impact damage .
Looks like a good deal just in parts .
Those shifters are fugly !

HAve...
08-15-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By morri869

Guerciotti Columbus SL 58cm frameset

58cm frame as measured c-t-t. Frame is full Columbus SL and from ~1978 I believe.

The paint is in great overall shape. The chrome on the fork has some pitting that could be addressed pretty...
08-13-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,481
Posted By rjhammett

I must be stuck in the past. All my bikes have...

I must be stuck in the past. All my bikes have 23s on them except maybe 1 or 2 with 25s. I have tried going a little wider but not for long.
08-13-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,481
Posted By Classtime

Ok fine if these fat tires are matched with a...

Ok fine if these fat tires are matched with a frameset made of fat tubes. IMO, tires wider than 23 only matter much when you sit upright, primarily soft pedal or wheelsuck😉
08-22-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,393
Posted By KenCT

Took a quick poll at my house, results: Me: Not...

Took a quick poll at my house, results:
Me: Not enough
Wife : Too many
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06-25-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By Sieb

Need help identifying my Pinarello

Hi all,

I just bought my first steel bike. Seller told me it's a Pinarello Asolo from 1981. I am not an expert by any means, but it appears that model wasn't even released until 1989 or so. Also...
05-29-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,758
Posted By DiabloScott

Thanks in no small part to the pressure being...

Thanks in no small part to the pressure being applied to the industry by "Big Sealant".
05-26-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,452
Posted By Kapusta

I think time will tell how many people will...

I think time will tell how many people will succumb to the draw of higher output setups, especially as batteries improve in capacity. But I will say that it was an eye opener for me when I realized...
05-25-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,452
Posted By prj71

Then don't quit.

Then don't quit.
03-19-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,890
Posted By bykemike

I agree with your take on the current situation,...

I agree with your take on the current situation, here in North Florida traffic is scary, many of my bicycling friends, long time road riders most of them, are opting for the rails to trails bike...
02-23-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,699
Posted By Squeeze

I finally found an older (2017) picture I've been...

I finally found an older (2017) picture I've been meaning to find and post since this thread started.

Does anyone else have a matching bicycle and snow shovel? :roflmao:
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10-14-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,005
Posted By ZIPP2001

Can't wait for some fun riding on the ice and...

Can't wait for some fun riding on the ice and playing in the snow. The studded tires will be going on the three trails bikes once the snow starts to fly. Gave up my gym membership years ago and...
08-06-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 878
Posted By ZIPP2001

She's Back !

Today I decided to pull the old girl old for a quick 15 mile ride rolling around the lake area by my house. Every time I take her out I wonder why I don't get her out more often, because she is a...
05-12-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,350
Posted By tlema

Hit the gym...its a gradual process,you will...

Hit the gym...its a gradual process,you will scale through.
05-03-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,054
Posted By Maelochs

".... we get sucked into the delusion that if we...

".... we get sucked into the delusion that if we just pedal hard enough, fast enough and often enough that we can turn back the hands of time and recapture our youth .... "

This.

I had to...
05-02-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,345
Posted By billytwosheds

No longer being held for you, waited a week after...

No longer being held for you, waited a week after the initial DM and didn't see payment or communication. Dibs usually means you're ready to go.



Thanks for the smooth transaction, enjoy the...
04-24-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By scozim

Fun conversation while riding today

Took the old Nishiki Marina 12 for a spin today (it is normally on the indoor trainer but I wanted something different today). I was having a great, short ride as I needed to get back to work when I...
03-25-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 710
Posted By rumrunn6

I like how you do a little preview at the...

I like how you do a little preview at the beginning. love the shopping carriage-cam! no TP? don't chuck the junk mail!
02-10-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3,642
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Posted By DeadGrandpa

I'm 67, no aches or pains. I don't want to brag,...

I'm 67, no aches or pains. I don't want to brag, but with my fiancee, 61, I ride 200+ miles on a good week if weather allows us to get out 5 of 7 days. We don't ride fast, average 13 mph, plus or...
02-04-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3,642
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Posted By davethelefty

I like that! And I've heard it said -- You can't...

I like that! And I've heard it said -- You can't control aging, but you an control getting old.

What keeps me going is the thought that among the male population aged 65 and greater, those of us...
02-02-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,280
Posted By ZIPP2001

Two olds guys having fun.

I finally had company on the trails today. They aren't in ideal condition and can be a challenge at times. I let Ed take my Giant Yukon while I decided on my Trek Stache 29 plus bike. I knew I would...
02-01-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3,642
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Views: 583,966
Posted By Burrzz

My Return

I have not been active BUT, I will try to be active in the future!!
I have three bikes, Road, Touring and, Mountain setup up as my city bike!!
I am retired, 78 (12/24/41" and live in Guiguinto,...
12-09-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,703
Posted By John E

In Europe they have cars with smaller tires than...

In Europe they have cars with smaller tires than yours. :)
12-03-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,703
Posted By Helderberg

Looks like fun. Around here by the time I get...

Looks like fun. Around here by the time I get dressed, check tire pressure, set my Strava, tighten my helmet straps, the snow has melted.
Be safe and enjoy, Frank.
12-03-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,703
Posted By 5teve

Ever since 2011! It's sometimes fun and often...

Ever since 2011! It's sometimes fun and often worthwhile!

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12-03-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,703
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah, I am considerably overweight but still like...

Yeah, I am considerably overweight but still like to ride .... oh. Never mind.
12-02-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,703
Posted By big john

Never had a fat bike but I did a lot of snow...

Never had a fat bike but I did a lot of snow riding on mountain bikes when I lived in the mountains. I actually liked the snow flying up when I hit bumps. I found the type of snow was important. If...
12-01-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,703
Posted By zjrog

Not yet. But maybe this winter I may find a fat...

Not yet. But maybe this winter I may find a fat bike...
11-28-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,522
Posted By woodway

+1 on this. I'm 60 and still do big...

+1 on this.

I'm 60 and still do big backcountry rides in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. The big differences from riding these trails in my 30's to today:
1. The equipment is so much...
11-23-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,522
Posted By spinconn

[QUOTE=Mountain Mitch;21220903] the risks of road...

[QUOTE=Mountain Mitch;21220903] the risks of road riding are often devastating (or fatal) and often largely out of your control. Whereas the risks of mountain bike riding are usually lesser and...
11-14-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,522
Posted By big john

I ride all over Southern California. Lots of...

I ride all over Southern California. Lots of climbing, lots of rocks, sand, ruts,and holes. Don't often ride in tight trees, don't do big jumps, or any jumps really. Always willing to dismount and...
11-08-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,306
Posted By ZIPP2001

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Bring on the snow !...
10-23-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,790
Posted By Darth Lefty

Depends entirely on time of year. Many mountain...

Depends entirely on time of year. Many mountain destinations will be snowed in during the winter and deserts are hottest in the summer-autumn.

Going out of the USA seems like fun. I know there's...
10-14-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,049
Posted By Litespud

"there really is no such thing as a bad...

"there really is no such thing as a bad dog...just bad dog owners"
Sure, but is trying to shake that fundamentally good, but misunderstood hound off your back wheel the best time to be pondering...
10-14-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,049
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

With a few exceptions...there really is no such...

With a few exceptions...there really is no such thing as a bad dog...just bad dog owners. Unfortunately some people think their dog is special and shouldn't be subject to the same rules as "other...
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 963
Posted By indyfabz

BTW...I was in Wallace in June for the second...

BTW...I was in Wallace in June for the second time in two years. This year I did Gold Pass from St. Regis, MT, then descended down to the St. Joe River, camping outside of Avery. Rode into Avery,...
Forum: Touring
09-21-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,263
Posted By raceboy

Stardognine needs to introduce the church lady to...

Stardognine needs to introduce the church lady to the panhandler.
Forum: Touring
09-13-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,109
Posted By saddlesores

fruit??? it's a mad, mad, mad, mad world!

fruit??? it's a mad, mad, mad, mad world!
Forum: Touring
08-05-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,605
Posted By Happy Feet

:) Drivers there seem to come in two...

:)

Drivers there seem to come in two varieties, Fast and super cautious. The roads are narrow, some with small shoulders and some with none but the main ferry traffic connector road north / south...
07-27-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,731
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Speaking of people participating in the...

Speaking of people participating in the sport/activity of cycling without the need or draw of competition, over 20,000 bicyclists from everywhere came to town yesterday and were welcomed by many,...
07-22-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,802
Posted By clubmanager

We worked out an afternoon viewing today on the...

We worked out an afternoon viewing today on the Spark. In his ad, he said there was a lifetime warranty and the price was $1200. I checked and the warranty is for first buyer only and offered at most...
07-22-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,699
Posted By indyfabz

I've done Ione, WA, to Sandpoint, ID, twice--1999...

I've done Ione, WA, to Sandpoint, ID, twice--1999 and 2000--while touring. Stopped in Newport, WA for my first ever chicken fried steak with biscuits and sausage gravy.

Saw this fellow last month...
07-20-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,699
Posted By clubmanager

No, as with us humans he probably looked down and...

No, as with us humans he probably looked down and backwards like someone tripped him then looked around to see if anyone saw it ;)
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