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Forum: Foo
08-05-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 416
Posted By Chinghis

Thanks, that's a blast!

Thanks, that's a blast!
Forum: Foo
08-05-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 416
Posted By Chinghis

I wish I remembered more of it, but back in the...

I wish I remembered more of it, but back in the 70s a friend and I went to a local college to hear him speak. Hope it made some sort of impression on me!
Forum: Commuting
08-04-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By Chinghis

Let's see, I did my fastest commute yesterday, in...

Let's see, I did my fastest commute yesterday, in fact: Road bike (vintage), 800/600 feet of climbing/descending; 3 miles on a MUP, 5 more miles on LA streets. I averaged just over 14 mph, including...
08-04-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10,332
Views: 1,315,156
Posted By Chinghis

Hah, I have a college radio station CD of a bunch...

Hah, I have a college radio station CD of a bunch of on-air live performances, and one song is called "Fire." It's a female singer, and I love it ... and only realized in the past few years that it's...
08-03-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By Chinghis

I just did this to my son's Pure Cycles gravel...

I just did this to my son's Pure Cycles gravel bike. This thread is funny, because I also bought an Upan handlebar! Just a straight flat bar, however, narrowest thing I could find (620 mm).

Picked...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,196
Posted By Chinghis

Atvar (ITA) _______________________ 643 mi...

Atvar (ITA) _______________________ 643 mi (1035,84 Km)
gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 605.1 mi
Chinghis (CA) _____________________ 482 mi (667 total)
Darth Lefty (CA) __________________...
Forum: Foo
08-01-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 416
Posted By Chinghis

She has certainly one of the greatest lines in...

She has certainly one of the greatest lines in Star Trek (that pretty much flew over my head for the first thirty years or so) in the episode "The Naked Time."

Sulu (with rapier in hand,...
07-27-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 468
Posted By Chinghis

From that website: "It screamed continental...

From that website: "It screamed continental flair and packed a punch with a shape created to eliminate whip, making acceleration and handling better."

I would love to ride one and see,

Cool...
Forum: Foo
07-26-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Chinghis

The funny part is that if you just look at the...

The funny part is that if you just look at the picture, it looks like a normal guy on a bike. Then you realize that that's a really tall head tube...

Interesting article, thanks.
07-14-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,381
Posted By Chinghis

Yeah. My son's Pure Cycles gravel bike in XS size...

Yeah. My son's Pure Cycles gravel bike in XS size came in at about that weight.
07-14-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,783
Posted By Chinghis

Haha, except that the prevailing winds on my...

Haha, except that the prevailing winds on my current commute are literally almost always headwinds, in each direction. There's frequently an offshore flow in the mornings as the landscape warms up,...
07-13-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,783
Posted By Chinghis

My personal test is commuting. Real-world...

My personal test is commuting. Real-world conditions, same route repeatedly on a "hybrid" (90s MTB) with 26" wheels, panniers, and flat bars/bar ends) and a road bike (80's Ironman, slightly better...
07-13-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 196,796
Posted By Chinghis

Yes, he must be - I'm pretty sure he started well...

Yes, he must be - I'm pretty sure he started well after I did, and when I got the village I turned around, there he was. Descends fast, too!
07-12-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 196,796
Posted By Chinghis

A belated trip report on the July 4 ride up...

A belated trip report on the July 4 ride up Glendora Mountain Road.

First, big thanks to the folks who humored me through changing my gearing to allow me to try this ride on my vintage Ironman...
07-11-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,131
Posted By Chinghis

That's why I tried to coin the term "e-ped."...

That's why I tried to coin the term "e-ped." Following the same thing as "motorcycle+pedal" = moped. Electricity+pedal=e-ped. When I'm on my deathbed in the far future and my kid comes up and says,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,100
Posted By Chinghis

I have a pair of 20-year old SPDs that are still...

I have a pair of 20-year old SPDs that are still usable. They got a little ratty, and even the soles started getting smooth, so I bought a new pair that will probably be my last pair of cycling...
07-07-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,061
Posted By Chinghis

With 1.5" slicks, you'll be able to ride fast...

With 1.5" slicks, you'll be able to ride fast (enough) on pavement (or, at least the same speed as you're going, with much less effort), and still be able to take on most "gravel" roads and trails.....
Forum: Commuting
07-06-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,196
Posted By Chinghis

Really bumped up my miles last month, getting...

Really bumped up my miles last month, getting ready for GMR/GRR. Preparation must have worked, as it was a good ride.

gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 605.1 mi
Darth Lefty (CA)...
06-29-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By Chinghis

Man, it sucks to be too short ... Actually, I...

Man, it sucks to be too short ... Actually, I take that back. It's a good thing I'm too short ... That's a pretty bike. Way pretty.
06-22-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By Chinghis

Ah, that's the part that I missed!

Ah, that's the part that I missed!
06-22-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By Chinghis

Heh, wait - at the Biopace, or the regular ring?!...

Heh, wait - at the Biopace, or the regular ring?! Or at mixing, in general?
06-22-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By Chinghis

Great info, folks, thanks. I thought I read here...

Great info, folks, thanks. I thought I read here that I could find a 38t BioPace, but that they're hard to come by. Maybe impossible?!

In any case, off to order a 38t. Thanks again.
06-22-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By Chinghis

OK to mix BioPace and non-Biopace chainrings?

I'm pretty sure the answer is, "It's OK," but since my other thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1252739-obligatory.html) continuation didn't draw attention, thought I'd ask another...
Forum: Foo
06-22-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Chinghis

It's been quite the show, yes. I bailed on riding...

It's been quite the show, yes. I bailed on riding to work this morning.
06-21-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 802
Posted By Chinghis

Great stuff. I have a a tube that's probably 25...

Great stuff. I have a a tube that's probably 25 years old ... And i recently lost the cap. I was sort of traumatized, but slapped some Saran wrap on it and a rubber band.
06-20-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 875
Posted By Chinghis

Hey, folks, I swear, somehow I missed all of the...

Hey, folks, I swear, somehow I missed all of the post suggestions after my 6/11 post ... More good stuff. I realized at some point that I was always searching for "39t biopoace", and now I realize...
06-13-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,477
Posted By Chinghis

Not a cyclist. That's an e-ped. Don't blame...

Not a cyclist. That's an e-ped.

Don't blame us cyclists!!

(slight /s)
06-10-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 875
Posted By Chinghis

Good advice, folks, thanks. I have already done...

Good advice, folks, thanks. I have already done the freewheel - it's now a 14-28. I didn't realize BioPace came in a 38t instead of 39t (really, it pays to read Sheldon Brown!). I was able to do my...
06-10-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 875
Posted By Chinghis

Well, just a quick update that I found a...

Well, just a quick update that I found a six-speed 14-28 freewheel at one LBS and at another (hole-in-the-wall!) LBS a freewheel tool, and slapped it on. My ride to work includes big climbs on each...
06-08-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,711
Posted By Chinghis

You might check with Around The Cycle...

You might check with Around The Cycle (https://aroundthecycle.com/pages/services) in Pasadena. They have a guy who comes up from Carlsbad, I think. I did it with him, just the cheap one, since I'm...
06-06-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,390
Posted By Chinghis

I'm also one of those who has used clipless for...

I'm also one of those who has used clipless for 30 years. Once I got confident on dirt with them, I would get nervous at the thought of not having myself attached to the bike. Early on, I did...
06-06-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,043
Posted By Chinghis

Beautiful bikes. ParkPre was my second choice,...

Beautiful bikes. ParkPre was my second choice, but I went for the Specialized StumpJumper instead (early-90s).
06-02-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 875
Posted By Chinghis

Haha, I'm working on the miles. Commuted in...

Haha, I'm working on the miles. Commuted in today, so that's good for 1500 feet of climbing and 20 miles or so. I like to think I have a good base. :)

I was going to try commuting in on it this...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,196
Posted By Chinghis

I rode once in April, and started ramping up in...

I rode once in April, and started ramping up in May - commuted in twice! June will be a good month as I try to get some miles in for the Glendora Mountain Road ride on July 4.
06-01-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 875
Posted By Chinghis

Hah, there are a few in the "For the Love of 80s...

Hah, there are a few in the "For the Love of 80s Paint Jobs" thread, but I can't savvy the search function here to find them easily. It's a Miami Vice :)
06-01-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 875
Posted By Chinghis

Ack, many thanks. That makes sense. Guess I will...

Ack, many thanks. That makes sense. Guess I will end up changing the freewheel, instead. Feel much more comfortable doing that, than changing out the bottom bracket and crank.
05-31-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 875
Posted By Chinghis

The obligatory

I was the lucky recipient of a friend's 1987 garage-queen Ironman Centurion, of which I am absurdly proud, even though I didn't do anything to earn it!

I love riding it, and I plan on doing a...
05-31-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,085
Posted By Chinghis

I think you're right!

I think you're right!
05-28-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,085
Posted By Chinghis

His son's (decent) ten-speed, avoiding the oil...

His son's (decent) ten-speed, avoiding the oil embargo.
Forum: Foo
05-16-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,064
Posted By Chinghis

Wow, that's a fantastic story.

Wow, that's a fantastic story.
Forum: Foo
05-13-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,064
Posted By Chinghis

Wow, 11 hours next to Jello Biafra?! Do tell. ...

Wow, 11 hours next to Jello Biafra?! Do tell.

Actually, that playlist looks like what would be on my iPod, if I'd ever had one.
Forum: Foo
05-13-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Chinghis

Always seemed like a nice normal guy who could...

Always seemed like a nice normal guy who could act. We all have to go some time, I guess.
03-01-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 7,069
Posted By Chinghis

I get grief wearing a jersey from an event I...

I get grief wearing a jersey from an event I didn't do, but it was a $5 jersey at a yard sale. Last thing I'm gonna do is rock a QuickStep World Champion jersey (they're, like, a hundred bucks! :) )
02-16-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By Chinghis

It's pretty, whatever it is! I can see why a guy...

It's pretty, whatever it is! I can see why a guy would have it hanging on his wall.
Forum: Europe
02-15-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By Chinghis

A very long time ago, I got it into my head to...

A very long time ago, I got it into my head to rent a bike from Belgian Railways and ride through Wallonia to Brussels. I ended up getting a 3-speed in Bastogne. Had bike shorts and a change of...
Forum: Foo
02-06-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By Chinghis

The commercials for this on TV had an animation...

The commercials for this on TV had an animation of these huge cars going around the track, and I thought, nah, they wouldn't look that large. Now I realize how small the track is, and it was probably...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,196
Posted By Chinghis

Darth Lefty (CA) __________________ 157.5 mi as...

Darth Lefty (CA) __________________ 157.5 mi as of 1/28
gaucho777 (CA) ____________________ 65.6 mi
Chinghis (CA) _____________________ 37.6 mi
Bizman (PA) _______________________ 19 mi (19 total...
01-25-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,492
Posted By Chinghis

That's a great rule of thumb. And, yeah, the...

That's a great rule of thumb. And, yeah, the little things about walking on a frozen lake are starting to come back. It's been a long time.

Honestly, these videos just make me want to go (ice)...
01-25-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,492
Posted By Chinghis

Looks like a blast. Terrifying, but a blast. ...

Looks like a blast. Terrifying, but a blast.

My worry would be that I'd go fast enough not to notice that the ice was getting too thin. Six inches was my minimum when I was young and dumb and...
12-19-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,457
Posted By Chinghis

Yeah, that's an interesting solution. I always...

Yeah, that's an interesting solution. I always have a rack on my commuting bike, so this would fit right in. Pretty cool.
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