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04-04-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 257
Posted By Wildwood

Don't pretend to be 'simple folk', when slurring...

Don't pretend to be 'simple folk', when slurring 'us people'. It's not becoming in commoners. :roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:.
04-03-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25,053
Views: 2,414,419
Posted By Wildwood

Excellent ride for LV. When I lived there...

Excellent ride for LV.

When I lived there many years ago, I converted from road rider to mostly off-road. Or at least something that could do all roads. No real dedicated trails or bike lanes back...
04-02-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 25,053
Views: 2,414,419
Posted By Wildwood

Out for a ride around Cougar Mt. Enough climbing...

Out for a ride around Cougar Mt. Enough climbing to make me sweat. Knees don’t really like out of saddle much. Anyway, on to the pics.

May Valley is still a bit waterlogged

...
04-02-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,047
Posted By Wildwood

32s at the right pressure make any road bike a...

32s at the right pressure make any road bike a smooth ride. Even the stiff as crap 80s-90s aluminum bikes, if they would fit.
So if smoothness tops the priorities, 32/35/38s (soft) are the solution...
03-31-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,910
Posted By Wildwood

I'm sorry...some modern drivetrains are stupid

Not only ugly, but contrived, heavy and fragile.

Derailleur so far offset from axle looks like a poor engineering decision analysis effort, especially given gravel riding and the bumps and...
03-31-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,134
Posted By Wildwood

Why is it a bicycle? I checked every photo and...

Why is it a bicycle?
I checked every photo and saw no pedals.

Looks more like an underpowered Tesla than a bicycle.

4 wheels make it a quadcycle, if it pedals. Otherwise it is a car (of...
03-30-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 671
Posted By Wildwood

SunRace offer a very inexpensive 5 or 6 sp...

SunRace offer a very inexpensive 5 or 6 sp freewheel. 3 of 4 purchased over the years were OK, the other had an issue threading on the hub, i set it aside without determining if it is really a...
03-29-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14,943
Views: 1,486,308
Posted By Wildwood

Left on wet/damp/dry roads expecting showers if I...

Left on wet/damp/dry roads expecting showers if I stayed out long. Lower traffic made normally ‘bad’ routes enjoyable today. Over to Newcastle and some of the hills around Factoria, before heading...
03-29-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6,036
Views: 514,661
Posted By Wildwood

Bikes for mountains. Mine use RacingT 9 on...

Bikes for mountains. Mine use RacingT 9 on vintage Batavus. CompTriple 10 on ti Macalu.

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03-28-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 475,130
Posted By Wildwood

When editing the post above, a bunch of text and...

When editing the post above, a bunch of text and pics were deleted - not sure what happened.

Anyway, here's the pics that fell out, the words are lost forever.......

Port Angeles, WA

Shoulda...
03-27-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 475,130
Posted By Wildwood

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

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1205/pae_82584e79cde48f2bfcf46ac19b8133136da4627f.jpg
^^ always Olympus watching your ocean passage...
03-27-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6,036
Views: 514,661
Posted By Wildwood

I'm sure it will become a favorite. The Merckx...

I'm sure it will become a favorite.
The Merckx has a drivetrain with VO crank (which i love) that will be emulated on the Holdsworth.
48/34 drilled, but given the black frame the 'new' NR rd may...
03-27-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6,036
Views: 514,661
Posted By Wildwood

Looks perhaps to be a small box? I'm...

Looks perhaps to be a small box?

I'm guessing mini-velo? Either orange or black.
03-27-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6,036
Views: 514,661
Posted By Wildwood

Slipped to Page 3??? Maybe people are cutting...

Slipped to Page 3???
Maybe people are cutting back on non-essentials.

Anywhooo, to be a contrarian - as usual - I finally pulled the trigger on the PlanetX Holdsworth branded, vintage looking...
03-26-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14,943
Views: 1,486,308
Posted By Wildwood

I bought frame and fork from an individual. It...

I bought frame and fork from an individual. It had never been assembled. Fork is Real Design which i believe was a name used on Litespeed forks.

Macalu was a house brand for Excel Sports, out...
03-26-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Wildwood

Thanks TMar, 022 is the primary tubeset, a...

Thanks TMar, 022 is the primary tubeset, a heavier gauge downtube plus stays is what it felt/rode like and seems common for nice mid-range bikes, especially in larger frame sizes.
Bianchigirll i'm...
03-24-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 475,130
Posted By Wildwood

Just random shots, all kinda close to home. ...

Just random shots, all kinda close to home.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1235/c3f82f51_ea2c_4833_b03c_334d9c2db3c2_844aa203450590f125d52dffc999424a3c93f408.jpeg...
03-24-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By Wildwood

Fake News Never happened and the Earth is...

Fake News
Never happened
and the Earth is flat.
What I choose to believe =
is real.
Science is fuzzy.
:innocent::innocent:


Civia? Leading a Space Race? Shirley, you jest!
03-24-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 580
Posted By Wildwood

Oh I peruse the european 'bays on occasion. ...

Oh I peruse the european 'bays on occasion.

Maybe I was hoping you would reveal a USA Hilary Stone.
Or maybe a little jealous, it's my size.
Not too jealous, i avoid Pipers.I've said it before...
03-23-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 21,585
Posted By Wildwood

Found a new wall. Didn't think it deserved a...

Found a new wall. Didn't think it deserved a post in Ride a Bike - See things
Maybe here....
03-21-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,581
Posted By Wildwood

I dunna know wha’ exactly ‘Grail’ means, and...

I refuse to quest for specific parts (excellent tires on Sale aside)....

but it it has to be classic and shiny.

so these (presently bare) Galli win over the clear hooded no-name (Universal?). ...
03-21-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,422
Posted By Wildwood

He!!, I'm an old man - what do I know about...

He!!, I'm an old man - what do I know about pretty.
But here's one I don't post often....
03-20-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25,053
Views: 2,414,419
Posted By Wildwood

Out again today on Calfee. Since starting up...

Out again today on Calfee. Since starting up recently after the Winter lay-off, been riding every other day to avoid an early season muscular setback. Just short of 30 mi with some hills and my end...
03-20-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14,943
Views: 1,486,308
Posted By Wildwood

Too nice not to ride today. 61* when I got home...

Too nice not to ride today.
61* when I got home at 5.
Grabbed the Calfee again.
Little hardpack, some paved trail (a lot of Covid home-bound about), and relatively quiet roads, but not empty on...
03-19-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 642
Posted By Wildwood

This thread reminded me it was time to price...

This thread reminded me it was time to price check a couple of things on the wish list.

PlanetX has their Holdsworth crank on sale for under $100USD, with 20% off that price. So I bought a few...
03-18-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 25,053
Views: 2,414,419
Posted By Wildwood

Over to the next town. Spring trying to come thru...

Over to the next town. Spring trying to come thru again, but still at/near freezing at night. High40’s-50’s for the ride. Murals about. Sun is good.
Love the compact double for steeper hills around...
03-18-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14,943
Views: 1,486,308
Posted By Wildwood

I’m calling 20 year old carbon ‘almost’ vintage...

I’m calling 20 year old carbon ‘almost’ vintage and posting here. Original owner.

quick jaunt to nearby town = Issaquah.
First 2km is all downhill. A brake test to check the equipment, really....
03-18-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,410
Posted By Wildwood

Bump for babie_lato maybe this thread helps?

Bump for babie_lato

maybe this thread helps?
03-17-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,665
Posted By Wildwood

Green-ish, in some lighting conditions '91 Gary...

Green-ish, in some lighting conditions
'91 Gary Fisher SuperCaliber, original owner.
Short of front tire (and fenders), back to original....
03-17-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,175
Posted By Wildwood

+1 Custom steel and Campy = everlasting ...

+1
Custom steel and Campy = everlasting

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/08e9f9d7_5c59_4d4d_a372_26b520f63981_933febf3ba33a03801461e5dcb24722911eae697.jpeg
03-16-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14,943
Views: 1,486,308
Posted By Wildwood

Glad to be riding lugged steel on the roads in...

Glad to be riding lugged steel on the roads in sunshine with a temp above 50*F.

The local organic farm shop cleaned up it’s act....... well, at least the sign is straighter than it was. No winter...
03-16-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By Wildwood

I usually end up spending a little bit more on a...

I usually end up spending a little bit more on a build, but not too much more. In addition to not selling much stuff, i have a preference for tubulars.The last coupe of years, it seems,
I'm...
03-15-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,410
Posted By Wildwood

i will respect the ThreadStarter. but this...

i will respect the ThreadStarter.
but this 81/82 AustroDaimler Michelle is a lowly HiTen frame. :p
it has been misplaced, underwanted and orphaned. I am in the midst of trying to find it a place in...
03-13-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,392
Posted By Wildwood

Rust? Shirley, you jest!?! 5 nephews and a...

Rust? Shirley, you jest!?! 5 nephews and a son-in-law have passed on my offers. Young people today want brifters, discs, carbon fibre.


But i know a website where there are C&V lovers that will...
03-12-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,392
Posted By Wildwood

Maybe, maybe not. Not my place to say. Open...

Maybe, maybe not. Not my place to say.
Open your eyes beyond Japanese bikes and there's a world of worthy bikes to possess, quite affordably.

And I don't live in a mansion and do have many...
03-10-20, 03:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,574
Posted By Wildwood

Clean build, excellent pics. I did one - black,...

Clean build, excellent pics.
I did one - black, silver, red highlights.

Repaint , hopefully that was a joke or a unacknowledged desire on your next build.
...
03-10-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,756
Posted By Wildwood

Solo rider? Join the crowd. ...

Solo rider?
Join the crowd. :roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:
03-10-20, 02:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By Wildwood

Does your sister buy-in to your desires to have...

Does your sister buy-in to your desires to have her ride?

I have 3 siblings - each is overweight and un-exercised, each requires several Rxs to 'maintain their health'. Cycling equipment would...
03-09-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By Wildwood

Portland and Seattle area rides are best in July...

Portland and Seattle area rides are best in July & Aug.

edit: I have a feeling tourism may be down in our area - so an excellent time to visit Olympic Peninsula. Short ferry hop to Victoria, more...
03-06-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By Wildwood

Gardening. Pulling weeds in the soft soil gets...

Gardening.
Pulling weeds in the soft soil gets best results. I get most of the positions illustrated above, just not on the back. Lots of bending, stretching and finger strength exercises. No...
03-05-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2,960
Views: 243,791
Posted By Wildwood

Polishing silver aluminum rims

Spent a few minutes lightly cleaning the rear rim on a wheelset getting new tires. BlueMagic between spokes, just alcohol for braking surface. It is better than the front now, and most importantly =...
03-04-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,017
Posted By Wildwood

We have a winner? :lol: 5'8" on a 25"...

We have a winner? :lol:
5'8" on a 25" Paramount :eek:
03-03-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,017
Posted By Wildwood

LOL !!! Confucius sez: any Frenchfit-man who...

LOL !!!

Confucius sez: any Frenchfit-man who intentionally straddles his top tube deserves a frosty morning and cold steel feel.
02-28-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By Wildwood

Another time capsule. Cherry. (how dated is...

Another time capsule.
Cherry. (how dated is that expression?)

A great bike for Florida riding.

I had a SS for a while. I think mine was early 70's. Lime green with shorty fenders....
02-24-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,452
Posted By Wildwood

With the only consideration cycling? Santa...

With the only consideration cycling?
Santa Cruz, CA
Or maybe another location on the Monterey Bay.
I don't tolerate heat well.

Lived there, left about 2 decades ago. I'm probably priced out of...
02-22-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,343
Posted By Wildwood

Sheeeet Ronno - Staying with the pack as we age...

Sheeeet Ronno - Staying with the pack as we age requires cunning. Out of the wind, a tandem to draft on the flats, mid-pack wheel sucker, identifying your pacemaker for the longer climbs, etc. ...
02-22-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,015
Posted By Wildwood

All that pic (of the room) needs is a black or...

All that pic (of the room) needs is a black or creme colored classic bike, nearby to complement the art.


Madame Bianchi has been around the Forum long enough to have helped more than a few of...
02-21-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14,943
Views: 1,486,308
Posted By Wildwood

Who says a project bike that is rideable, but in...

Who says a project bike that is rideable, but in a less than final configuration = Can’t Still Be Fun? for short rides.

Up to a neighbor’s vineyard
...
02-20-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,544
Posted By Wildwood

An online group experience, seemingly becoming...

An online group experience, seemingly becoming more popular in our culture. This one is about exercise, better than watching other people playing video games, imho. But i just ride my bikes...
02-20-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14,943
Views: 1,486,308
Posted By Wildwood

Still short in time. Up and down the hill for...

Still short in time.
Up and down the hill for strength. As I skipped ski season this winter.

Driveway metalica (not mine). Call it art.

...
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