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01-17-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,770
Posted By Gravity Aided

I haven't shoveled much snow since I turned 55...

I haven't shoveled much snow since I turned 55 and our doctor e-mailed my wife to say I should not shovel snow anymore. I do still shovel snow a bit, because for a 2-4" snow, it more strenuous...
12-31-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Gravity Aided

That downtube shifter fixture is entirely...

That downtube shifter fixture is entirely consistent with the one on my 1972 Falcon San Remo, as are the forks. The wrap around seat stay is rounder at the point where it crosses over the top tube,...
11-29-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,432
Posted By Gravity Aided

I'm working on updating an Elance 400, making it...

I'm working on updating an Elance 400, making it a bit more current. Elance series were great bicycles with fantastic riding qualities.
11-26-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,297
Posted By Gravity Aided

Funny, none of these bearings look 80 years...

Funny, none of these bearings look 80 years old....
11-15-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4,044
Views: 363,990
Posted By Gravity Aided

I've been working on a Raleigh Competition G.S....

I've been working on a Raleigh Competition G.S. from 1980 I found in a basement with a few of the original parts. I had to remove all the paint and that meant several bad rattle can jobs and a couple...
11-15-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7,006
Views: 2,569,479
Posted By Gravity Aided

I have yet to add racks and fenders, BTW.. I wait...

I have yet to add racks and fenders, BTW.. I wait until i have all the gears and accessories working well, and I'm still doing some shakedown cruises.
11-15-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7,006
Views: 2,569,479
Posted By Gravity Aided

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Panasonic MC2500 that I made into a 26"tourer to...
05-30-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,045
Posted By Gravity Aided

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I got a nice San Remo from a local flipper who found it on the curb. He...
03-18-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,531
Posted By Gravity Aided

UFS? I had to go to Jewel for mine but they had...

UFS? I had to go to Jewel for mine but they had plenty. Hoarding art supplies here too.
03-17-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,531
Posted By Gravity Aided

52telecaster Did you ever find t.p.? Or have...

52telecaster
Did you ever find t.p.? Or have you had to widen the search? There was some in Bloomington Sunday .
03-16-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,531
Posted By Gravity Aided

I may have to make my own bread again.

I may have to make my own bread again.
03-03-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,114
Posted By Gravity Aided

Watch what you eat, as well as amount. I lost...

Watch what you eat, as well as amount. I lost about 30 pounds by not eating carbs for two.
02-14-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,646
Posted By Gravity Aided

I've been driving shuttle buses for a major...

I've been driving shuttle buses for a major corporation. I've done that since I was in photo lab management. That photo gig went kaput about 16years ago. I've been driving since. Good work, nice job....
11-03-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,713
Posted By Gravity Aided

A Sears Ted Williams Ten Speed, arguably the...

A Sears Ted Williams Ten Speed, arguably the worst ten-speed I ever owned. Heavy, slow, ponderous, a dead weight on the road, in the fine tradition of Columbia or Huffy bikes of that era. I also had...
10-31-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,155
Posted By Gravity Aided

Sorry to repeat myself, phone was acting up

Sorry to repeat myself, phone was acting up
10-31-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,155
Posted By Gravity Aided

Beat Cideroica

Beat Cideroica
10-31-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,155
Posted By Gravity Aided

Beats Cideroica, and the Doughnutland 50,...

Beats Cideroica, and the Doughnutland 50, alternative choices.
10-31-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,155
Posted By Gravity Aided

I'd get that name used in print a few times in...

I'd get that name used in print a few times in context, just to be safe, Steeelbikeguy
10-31-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,155
Posted By Gravity Aided

Oh, well, so long as it's Dale, and not me. Truly...

Oh, well, so long as it's Dale, and not me. Truly think I overdo it sometimes as well. Really wanted to go this year, but next year I'll have my necessary Italian Eroica Steed finished and ready to...
10-30-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,155
Posted By Gravity Aided

Wow, guess I'll quit doing that, then Sorry to...

Wow, guess I'll quit doing that, then
Sorry to offend.
10-30-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,155
Posted By Gravity Aided

Wow. Guess I'll quit doing that then.

Wow. Guess I'll quit doing that then.
10-25-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,021
Posted By Gravity Aided

I'll keep an eye out for it downstate. Pretty...

I'll keep an eye out for it downstate. Pretty distinctive bike.
10-11-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,199
Posted By Gravity Aided

No, I think it would still be mediocre. I had...

No, I think it would still be mediocre. I had one, and it was underwhelming. Even my G.LaPierre rides better.
10-11-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,199
Posted By Gravity Aided

I have almost the same Trek. It was exactly the...

I have almost the same Trek. It was exactly the same when I got it. I found it rides a lot better with a GXP bottom bracket. I also added Tiagra derailleurs and brifters, but I love the ride of the...
10-10-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By Gravity Aided

Went right through my neck of the woods. You have...

Went right through my neck of the woods. You have some great weather going right about now. Safe and happy travels.
10-07-19, 07:31 AM
10-04-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,875
Posted By Gravity Aided

There are a few things in the area, lots of...

There are a few things in the area, lots of Abraham Lincoln, also Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Park. Great hilly country in the river valley. Fine cycling. Good shops, and a couple of stellar...
09-29-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,875
Posted By Gravity Aided

Glad to see everyone had a good time! I don't...

Glad to see everyone had a good time! I don't think moving the date will help much, it rained a couple of weeks ago, too. But you guys in Peoria area had lots more rain than we in B-N did, 4-8"...
09-27-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,524
Posted By Gravity Aided

I'm pretty sure about the stop for clamp mounted...

I'm pretty sure about the stop for clamp mounted downtube shifters. I have one on my Falcon San Remo, and Campy clamp on downtube shifters fit over that like a glove.
09-27-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,875
Posted By Gravity Aided

It may be cool for the ride, with a few showers....

It may be cool for the ride, with a few showers. The approaching front will stall out right around the river valley, but may rain itself out overnight. So you may have some floody roads, especially...
09-26-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,875
Posted By Gravity Aided

A Velox ...

A Velox
https://midlifecyclistblog.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/campy-rd1.jpg?w=676
09-26-19, 04:38 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,875
Posted By Gravity Aided

A Valentino, from B/F ...

A Valentino, from B/F
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09-24-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,875
Posted By Gravity Aided

I'll try to get some pictures up Wednesday, I...

I'll try to get some pictures up Wednesday, I think I have both
09-24-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,875
Posted By Gravity Aided

I think I ,h try and get a few pictures up on...

I think I ,h try and get a few pictures up on Wednesdayboth
09-23-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,875
Posted By Gravity Aided

That's while I was testing it, it now has rat...

That's while I was testing it, it now has rat trap pedals and a believable saddle. All Campy drivetrain, with period Mafac Racers for brakes, and soon to have more correct period wheels, as those...
09-23-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,875
Posted By Gravity Aided

https://midlifecyclistblog.files.wordpress.com/201...

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09-23-19, 01:54 PM
09-23-19, 11:01 AM
09-09-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,875
Posted By Gravity Aided

Good to know. I'll try to get there next year,...

Good to know. I'll try to get there next year, I'll probably be a good deal faster then. I have that '71Falcon San Remo finished, and it's a goer.
08-10-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,875
Posted By Gravity Aided

I'm going to try and make it this year, but 16mph...

I'm going to try and make it this year, but 16mph may be a bit of a stretch. I'll also have a few changes at work coming up, right then, of course.
08-08-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,484
Views: 120,438
Posted By Gravity Aided

Waiting for the mail jeep, maybe some downtube...

Waiting for the mail jeep, maybe some downtube cable stops for the Schwinn Passage Project.
08-03-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,506
Posted By Gravity Aided

1985 Trek 600 I bought on the commute home. 531...

1985 Trek 600 I bought on the commute home. 531 steel, originally all 600 tricolor, but since, I have upgraded the corncob rear cassette to a wider cassette, same Mavic wheels, different derailleur...
07-27-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,281
Posted By Gravity Aided

I commuted on the Varsity in Junior high school,...

I commuted on the Varsity in Junior high school, took one for a ride at the Bike Co-op in Bloomington the other day, and it sure was a nice ride. I have to admit it punches above weight for a 45...
07-27-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,163
Posted By Gravity Aided

Via Charisma is a great bike for this, I set mine...

Via Charisma is a great bike for this, I set mine up with trekking bars and it did pretty good good over distance. Mine had red metallic spots on black paint, very striking paint job, and a great...
07-27-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,163
Posted By Gravity Aided

I like the Treks, they sound like the best for...

I like the Treks, they sound like the best for covering that sort of area. I live about 150 miles SW of you, I have the 1985 600, but that's a bit more of a sport tourer, 531 steel is great for long...
07-17-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 84,550
Posted By Gravity Aided

Great to meet you as well, abshipp. I'm looking...

Great to meet you as well, abshipp. I'm looking forward to building this frame up when the temps get a little cooler. It's gonna be the flagship!
07-16-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,281
Posted By Gravity Aided

Might consider Bloomington Normal or Peoria CL,...

Might consider Bloomington Normal or Peoria CL, lots of interest a little further east.
07-15-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By Gravity Aided

Wonderful frame, a great basis for a future...

Wonderful frame, a great basis for a future tourer. Abshipp was wonderful to deal with.
07-13-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 84,550
Posted By Gravity Aided

Many thanks to abshipp. He brought his Schwinn...

Many thanks to abshipp. He brought his Schwinn Passage frame to a midway point, which I thought was really nice considering he didn't want a lot for it. It's a great frame in really fine condition. A...
07-09-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By Gravity Aided

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