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08-08-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,068
Posted By smurfy

Cool weather rider here. The older I get the less...

Cool weather rider here. The older I get the less tolerant of heat I get. I haven't even been on a bike ride since Memorial Day weekend and I probably won't ride again until Sept. The problem is...
08-08-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,213
Posted By smurfy

My helmets are always stored in my closet away...

My helmets are always stored in my closet away from sunlight when not being used. I don't know if that makes them last a little longer but it certainly doesn't hurt.
08-08-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,077
Posted By smurfy

As a cool-weather rider who never rode much at...

As a cool-weather rider who never rode much at night I'm afraid I'll have no other choice if I want to get a decent amount of rides in for the season. Put up the bikes for the summer due to profuse...
08-06-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,345
Posted By smurfy

Whoop, whoop, whoop! Call the Fender Police. I...

Whoop, whoop, whoop! Call the Fender Police. I think we might have a violator here.

Velo-Orange snakeskin fenders on my '87 Schwinn Le Tour 650b conversion.

By the way the other bikes featured...
08-01-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,746
Posted By smurfy

I can't wait until this autumn and winter since...

I can't wait until this autumn and winter since summer riding is out for me due to overheating and breathing problems in high heat/humidity conditions. With the exception of a few test rides I...
07-29-21, 03:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,673
Posted By smurfy

I have heavy arthritis in my one knee which...

I have heavy arthritis in my one knee which doesn't seem to affect my cycling but after I did a metric century late last year I could hardly get off my bike. 30 to 50 mile rides are good for me, too,...
07-28-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,673
Posted By smurfy

Unfortunately mtn biking is another activity I...

Unfortunately mtn biking is another activity I used to enjoy but simply can't do anymore unless it's smooth rock and root-free singletrack. I just don't have the balance and coordination I used to...
07-28-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 26,645
Posted By smurfy

Since I turned 60 a couple of months ago and even...

Since I turned 60 a couple of months ago and even before that I found that I can't listen to rock anymore. It just gives me a headache.

My taste in music nowadays is ambient trance, erethal wave,...
07-28-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,894
Posted By smurfy

As I get older I seem to sweat more profusely and...

As I get older I seem to sweat more profusely and also have breathing problems so I simply don't ride. Riding in the 80's F is out of the question and even the 70's is pushing it. No matter how much...
07-28-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,673
Posted By smurfy

I just turned 60 in May and, with the exception...

I just turned 60 in May and, with the exception of a few test rides, haven't been on a bike since late May. As I get older I can no longer handle hot weather doe to overheating and breathing problems...
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07-19-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,819
Posted By smurfy

I had a Facebook account but never used it. My...

I had a Facebook account but never used it. My wife set it up so she can play POGO games and such and I don't know why she did that as she could have just used her account. Anyway my account got...
07-11-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By smurfy

I recently purchased a black B17 standard with...

I recently purchased a black B17 standard with the cutout on top and the pre-drilled holes. I was surprised this model still has chrome rails as I thought they quit doing that.
07-11-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,305
Posted By smurfy

I had a Cloud 9 on my Trek Pure my dad gave me...

I had a Cloud 9 on my Trek Pure my dad gave me and that seat is horrible. The cushion and springs are, well, too soft and "springy" and hurt my back. Replaced it with a Brooks B67 and after a test...
07-05-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,733
Posted By smurfy

I turned 60 last May and no longer ride kit,...

I turned 60 last May and no longer ride kit, although I still wear the lycra tops. I wear Columbia casual shorts with belt loops that I bought at a bike shop so I guess they're legit for bike riding....
07-05-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,021
Posted By smurfy

I turned 60 in May of this year. Got in as many...

I turned 60 in May of this year. Got in as many rides in May as I could before putting up the bike for the summer (too hot and humid here and I have breathing problems) so I will have to wait until...
07-05-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 26,885
Posted By smurfy

Sheldon Brown may have invented the term?

Sheldon Brown may have invented the term?
07-05-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,077
Posted By smurfy

For your inspiration I'm submitting a photo of an...

For your inspiration I'm submitting a photo of an MCS 110/130 bcd chainring I just completed this weekend. I used oven cleaner to remove the blue ano on the front side of it. Started with 120 grit...
07-05-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,897
Posted By smurfy

I would also like to see some vintage-inspired...

I would also like to see some vintage-inspired (otherwise new) shirts with vintage logos on them. Is there such a thing? Not to hijack the thread but I also collect t-shirts from out-of-area bike...
07-05-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 933
Posted By smurfy

Sell Complete or Part Out?

I'm thinking of selling my lugged-steel circa-1990 Colnago Sprint. Although I enjoy riding the bike I'm now in my sixties and with my stiffness and soreness it's getting more difficult for me to...
06-25-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By smurfy

That's what I said when I got my Nashbar touring...

That's what I said when I got my Nashbar touring frame but that was two bikes ago!
06-25-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,291
Posted By smurfy

IMHO all Brooks leather saddles will be gone in...

IMHO all Brooks leather saddles will be gone in ten years or so as I have a gut feeling they might want to concentrate on their Cambium line. It's just simple demographics, younger and new riders...
06-21-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 26,105
Views: 3,625,096
Posted By smurfy

Unfortunately I had to postpone and maybe even...

Unfortunately I had to postpone and maybe even abandon my Raleigh project. The fork I already had to scrap since the cone and stem is hopelessly stuck inside the steerer and ended up deforming it (if...
06-13-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26,105
Views: 3,625,096
Posted By smurfy

Here's my current project. '57 (I was told)...

Here's my current project. '57 (I was told) Raleigh Sports. It was a "barn find" (or maybe a garage or storage shed) but it has been inside a structure most of it's life. It did have a Dynohub which...
06-13-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,667
Posted By smurfy

I worked part-time as a bike shop mech from '96...

I worked part-time as a bike shop mech from '96 to '99.

Funny story: sometime eight years ago I was laid off from my full-time job and got the idea of working in a bike shop again. In an interview...
05-16-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,639
Posted By smurfy

This saddle was a "barn find" (probably been...

This saddle was a "barn find" (probably been inside a barn for the last forty of so years) on a Raleigh that was given to me which I still have. The Raleigh will be my "resto-mod" and the saddle is...
05-15-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,639
Posted By smurfy

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Original B66 off of '50's-era Raleigh Sports. Tried to Proofide it but I...
05-15-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,597
Posted By smurfy

Pre-softened = pre-worn out. Just my opinion.

Pre-softened = pre-worn out. Just my opinion.
05-15-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,597
Posted By smurfy

I collect Brooks leather saddles however all my...

I collect Brooks leather saddles however all my saddles are inside my living quarters whether they are mounted on bikes or not. I Proofide my saddles on my bikes underside once only and then once a...
05-14-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,080
Posted By smurfy

A cycling friend of mine said that Covid and...

A cycling friend of mine said that Covid and Brexit were affecting the sales/distribution of Brooks saddles since the leather ones are made in England but shipped to a warehouse in Italy. Also a bike...
05-14-21, 03:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,080
Posted By smurfy

While I applaud these companies trying to revive...

While I applaud these companies trying to revive the leather saddle I'm afraid they will become a relic of cycling past. I have a weird feeling that Brooks will concentrate on their Cambium line of...
05-09-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By smurfy

10-spd over? I'm still riding 9-spd except for my...

10-spd over? I'm still riding 9-spd except for my gravel bike which is 10. How many speeds do we need? Or is it the cool kids that ride 12-spd now?
05-09-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,812
Posted By smurfy

I still have my bottle of Spin Doctor bike wash I...

I still have my bottle of Spin Doctor bike wash I got from Performance (which no longer exists). Simple Green was originally developed for bicycles from what I heard. I wouldn't use anything else....
05-05-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,810
Posted By smurfy

Sproket for Bendix 2-spd kickback hub is NOS. Hub...

Sproket for Bendix 2-spd kickback hub is NOS. Hub itself is not NOS but very lightly used. Included for those unfamiliar with them....
05-04-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,012
Posted By smurfy

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05-04-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,012
Posted By smurfy

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Photo of rear of headlight bracket. I really haven't had much time to...
05-03-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,012
Posted By smurfy

Also I have a completely rust-free SA AW (date 7...

Also I have a completely rust-free SA AW (date 7 54) three-speed hub looking for a good home. No pitting at all on the metal hub shell, it actually looks brand new if I can manage to get some of the...
05-03-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,012
Posted By smurfy

I think I have one of those which I probably...

I think I have one of those which I probably won't reuse. Probably tomorrow I will bring my Raleigh out of the basement and take a pic of two (or three) of it. Again, not bragging or anything like...
05-03-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,012
Posted By smurfy

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05-02-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 23,127
Posted By smurfy

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My first antique pocket watch. Actually...
05-02-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,012
Posted By smurfy

Just last week I got a '57 (or so) barn-find...

Just last week I got a '57 (or so) barn-find Raleigh Sports in a trade that's in much better shape paint-wise but wheels are pretty rusty. It does have the Dynohub but headlight has obviously seen...
05-02-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,516
Posted By smurfy

Well when I reach 82 like yrreg in the above post...

Well when I reach 82 like yrreg in the above post an e-bike is certainly something I would consider.

Not 70 but I just turned 60 yesterday and today I rode my new Marin gravel bike conversion I...
05-02-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,746
Posted By smurfy

I also collect Brooks saddles and just ordered a...

I also collect Brooks saddles and just ordered a new Flyer w/springs. All my bikes have Brooks saddles except my old Colnago. Not to hijack the thread but I have a funny feeling that Brooks might...
10-30-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,540
Posted By smurfy

While I actually collect Brooks saddles (I have...

While I actually collect Brooks saddles (I have three of them mounted on bikes and three more on display in my living room, wife thinks I'm nuts) I'm looking for a cheaper alternative that's halfway...
10-29-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,540
Posted By smurfy

Off-Brand Leather Saddle

My dad gave me his Trek Pure Sport (similar to an Electra Townie) but it has an awful Cloud 9 seat he had installed which hurts my back on long rides. I'm interested in getting a leather hairpin or...
09-15-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,722
Posted By smurfy

Finally test-rode my 1x setup. Microshift XLE 10...

Finally test-rode my 1x setup. Microshift XLE 10 clutch real derailler and bar-end shifter. Crank is Bontrager 7050 "race" (whatever that means) formally a triple.

Shifting is absolutely flawless....
09-15-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,162
Posted By smurfy

Is it a white jersey or does it have any white in...

Is it a white jersey or does it have any white in it? You can try Mrs. Stewart's liquid bluing. It supposed to clean white cloths safely but I haven't tried it on cycling cloths.
08-23-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,868
Posted By smurfy

Not really intended for gravel but I just scored...

Not really intended for gravel but I just scored a new pair of Rivendell Jack Brown 700 x 33.3 tires, made by Panaracer, for a fraction of their price on the Riv website. My bike will probably not...
08-23-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,722
Posted By smurfy

My Marin gravel bike conversion is 1x 35t...

My Marin gravel bike conversion is 1x 35t chainring and 11-36 cassette so I will report on that if anybody is interested.
06-30-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By smurfy

Is 40+mm width a negative for mostly pavement? I...

Is 40+mm width a negative for mostly pavement? I have yet to get any tires for my gravel build and my bike probably won't see much gravel. Would say 80-90% pavement. Would sticking to 38mm and under...
06-29-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By smurfy

Cool weather rider here. I have a very low...

Cool weather rider here. I have a very low tolerance for high heat/humidity combination (and it seems to get worse with age) and rarely ride in the summer anymore unless it's really a beautiful day...
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