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06-04-10, 07:53 AM
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Posted By bcoppola

Testy? Why don't all of you just STFU! :p

Testy? Why don't all of you just STFU! :p
05-02-10, 09:07 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,008
Posted By bcoppola

Here's my 1985 Schwinn Super Le Tour, acquired...

Here's my 1985 Schwinn Super Le Tour, acquired about a year ago off CL. Here it is with 700c wheels & an 8 speed cassette in place of the original 27" wheels/6 spd freewheel. I've since replaced...
04-30-10, 06:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,624
Posted By bcoppola

Here in Detroit, the Wolverine Sports Club dates...

Here in Detroit, the Wolverine Sports Club dates back to 1888 (http://www.wolverinesportsclub.com/WSC_History.html).
04-14-10, 07:38 PM
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Posted By bcoppola

Nice 20 miles out 'n' back on the MUP. Sunny...

Nice 20 miles out 'n' back on the MUP. Sunny day. Bit of a headwind on the return but nothing I couldn't handle.
03-30-10, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By bcoppola

I don't share my damn road bike jerseys with...

I don't share my damn road bike jerseys with anyone. Get your own damn road bike jersey!
Forum: Foo
03-27-10, 08:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 816
Posted By bcoppola

Resistance is futile. ...

Resistance is futile.

http://crackdealer.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/girlscout_motivation.jpg
03-25-10, 06:02 PM
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Posted By bcoppola

A day late but: Club ride last night, 30 miles,...

A day late but: Club ride last night, 30 miles, flat (through the Grosse Pointes) 17.3mph average.

Cold and rain today.
03-21-10, 11:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,763
Posted By bcoppola

Mental health; staying in shape; group rides yes....

Mental health; staying in shape; group rides yes. Getting dropped, meh. As a wise man once said: if you're not getting dropped occasionally you're not trying hard enough.

Sometimes I like to...
03-17-10, 01:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,071
Posted By bcoppola

In a given week I may ride a fixed gear bike for...

In a given week I may ride a fixed gear bike for varying distances. However, as I haven't had a vasectomy or similar procedure I don't ride "fixed" for any distance.

:D
03-12-10, 09:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,366
Posted By bcoppola

There's a lot of questionable "wisdom" and...

There's a lot of questionable "wisdom" and outright BS surrounding bike fitting: KOPS, the bar/axle alignment thing the OP asked about, detailed body measurement formulae, etc, etc. Many have little...
03-06-10, 10:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,468
Posted By bcoppola

Sucks, but maybe not too bad. I was laid up with...

Sucks, but maybe not too bad. I was laid up with kidney stones and the resulting "procedures" for about that long last summer, and found that when I got back on the bike it didn't take too long to...
Forum: Southeast
01-29-10, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By bcoppola

Bringing my bike down to Ft. Myers

We'll be doing the "sunbird" thing for the first time, for the month of Feb. in Ft. Myers (specifically, N. Ft. Myers). If any Caloosa Riders are reading this, I might join you on some rides! I'll...
01-24-10, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By bcoppola

Shoot. An X-Acto knife, a Dremel, and some vodka...

Shoot. An X-Acto knife, a Dremel, and some vodka or whisky (small batch Bourbon, perhaps?) is all you need to fix 'er up.

Seriously - glad it's not stopping you!
01-16-10, 12:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,304
Posted By bcoppola

In spite of doing regular (2-3 times a week)...

In spite of doing regular (2-3 times a week) intervals on the trainer to keep in shape, it seems that riding in the winter just isn't for me. I've tried two club rides this winter in "milder"...
01-15-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By bcoppola

How's the pickings around Ft. Myers?

Me, Mrs., and the Super LeTour will be spending Feb. in Ft. Myers. Last time I was there I saw several people, esp. those "of a certain age" riding C&V bikes. Is that an especially good area to hit...
01-13-10, 08:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,572
Posted By bcoppola

Yep. Did my learning on local MUPs and in my...

Yep. Did my learning on local MUPs and in my subdivision. Learned real quick not to try standing and coasting for those out-of-the-saddle stretches! :D
01-11-10, 01:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,572
Posted By bcoppola

My thrift shop fixed gear conversion (see sig) is...

My thrift shop fixed gear conversion (see sig) is high on the fun-per-dollar index. Cruising on the flats is a real pleasure - less tiring than a geared bike IMO. I have posted at length about...
01-10-10, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By bcoppola

It pays to belong to a bike club or three. Put...

It pays to belong to a bike club or three. Put out the word on a couple of local club BBs and a guy offered to loan me his Saris Bones rack.
01-09-10, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By bcoppola

Thanks RoMad, but that's about an hour's drive...

Thanks RoMad, but that's about an hour's drive each way from me - and more than I want to spend too. Am keeping an eye peeled on CL, though.
01-09-10, 04:52 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 6,646
Posted By bcoppola

56, but my latest "Wii Fit Age" is 48. :) ...

56, but my latest "Wii Fit Age" is 48. :)

Based on the results so far it doesn't look like there'll be a BF 80+ Forum anytime soon.
01-09-10, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By bcoppola

Inexpensive bike rack for Fla. trip

I suppose I could ask this anywhere but this is my BF "home": Mrs. and I are driving to Florida to spend the month of February. We're taking her Mercury Grand Marquis land yacht. I need a cheap...
01-03-10, 05:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,139
Posted By bcoppola

Gained about 5 lbs but kept worse at bay & have...

Gained about 5 lbs but kept worse at bay & have already begun reversing it with intervals on the trainer and core workouts. Hope to have it burned off in a month or less - then keep going to be lean...
01-01-10, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 555
Posted By bcoppola

Happy New Year to all, and good riddance to 2009!...

Happy New Year to all, and good riddance to 2009! To the whole sorry decade, in fact.

Was going to try a New Year's day club ride, but it's only mid-20s (F) and a bit breezy with snow flurries. ...
12-31-09, 11:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,108
Posted By bcoppola

I don't know how you fot a bike, but I think it's...

I don't know how you fot a bike, but I think it's illegal. :)
12-31-09, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By bcoppola

If I did that with the old Trek 820 Antelope...

If I did that with the old Trek 820 Antelope they'd be dead!
12-26-09, 02:53 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,417
Posted By bcoppola

(Emphasis added) Ditto that. My '85 Super...

(Emphasis added)

Ditto that. My '85 Super Le Tour with Columbus Tenax tubing is a joy to ride. And good looking enough to get compliments on club rides. Looking at where they were, in the...
12-26-09, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By bcoppola

BB replacement for old Rockhopper 24 kids bike

I refurbed an early to mid '90s Specialized Rockhopper 24 kid's MTB (welded CrMo frame) as a Christmas present for our neighbor's son. New cables, shifters, hub bearings, etc. He was thrilled. The...
12-25-09, 10:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 899
Posted By bcoppola

Hope everyone had a cool Yule! No...

Hope everyone had a cool Yule!

No bike-related swag this year. But I did do 40 minutes of intervals on the trainer followed by some stretching this morning to pre-emptively burn some calories...
12-12-09, 07:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,638
Posted By bcoppola

In nearly all situations, I find it best to...

In nearly all situations, I find it best to engage the brakes before I hit and possibly break something. :D
12-10-09, 08:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,103
Posted By bcoppola

Winter is icumen in...and how the wind doth ramm!...

Winter is icumen in...and how the wind doth ramm! (http://www.bachlund.org/Ancient_Music.htm)
12-07-09, 09:05 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,547
Posted By bcoppola

Buying, overhauling, and dialing in my first...

Buying, overhauling, and dialing in my first vintage road bike, the Super Le Tour, and riding the hell out of it including a century. Some of the best money I've spent.

(But not sure I want to do...
12-06-09, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13,381
Views: 2,658,912
Posted By bcoppola

Free parts from a generous bike club member who's...

Free parts from a generous bike club member who's moving out of state: A 27" wheelset of Shimano 600 hubs laced to bronze anodized Matrix aero rims (never knew anyone made 27" aero rims) with a 7...
12-05-09, 12:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,406
Posted By bcoppola

Try it in the summer, especially on a weekend!...

Try it in the summer, especially on a weekend! :mad: We do it pretty regularly and it can get pretty snarled.

But back to the OP: tsl, keep us posted! The more I think about it the better it...
11-30-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By bcoppola

The earlier flooding up in Cumbria has made the...

The earlier flooding up in Cumbria has made the news here in the US. Quite horrible. Hope you are spared that.
11-30-09, 11:41 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,406
Posted By bcoppola

Like BluesDawg, "no promises but interested". ...

Like BluesDawg, "no promises but interested". Unemployed and likely to stay that way for awhile here in MI.

As the last BF 50+ meet was out West AFAIK, one in the East seems fair. And I've been...
11-28-09, 07:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,162
Posted By bcoppola

Maybe if it was posted on April 1st.

Maybe if it was posted on April 1st.
11-28-09, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By bcoppola

You realize of course that you can't photograph a...

You realize of course that you can't photograph a white bike in front of those. The red one "pops" nicely, though!
11-27-09, 07:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,278
Posted By bcoppola

I'd respond with a thoughtful and insightful...

I'd respond with a thoughtful and insightful post, but I'm going to bed early instead.
11-27-09, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By bcoppola

Oops, that was me. Left one "c" out of...

Oops, that was me. Left one "c" out of cccorlew's handle.
11-27-09, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
Posted By bcoppola

Happy Day-After-Thanksgiving (aka Pepto Bismol...

Happy Day-After-Thanksgiving (aka Pepto Bismol Day)! Weather was seriously crappy Thanksgiving (and no time to ride anyway between cooking and the festivities). Today is cold & windy so no go. ...
11-27-09, 01:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,819
Posted By bcoppola

http://bruce.coppola.name/images/bike/bc50jersey.j...

http://bruce.coppola.name/images/bike/bc50jersey.jpg

And clipless, too.

For "just a quick ride" in street clothes/shoes, the 820 Antelope is the bike.
11-25-09, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17,408
Views: 2,664,222
Posted By bcoppola

2nd time this...

2nd time this (http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/bik/1480908155.html) has been posted on Detroit CL. Gets right to the point, albeit a bit ungrammatically. Perhaps the poster thinks Santa uses CL...
11-22-09, 07:49 PM
Replies: 24,348
Views: 2,266,014
Posted By bcoppola

Yup. Regular Sunday Wolverine club ride through...

Yup. Regular Sunday Wolverine club ride through downtown Detroit from Grosse Pointe, past Ford Field where the tailgaters were gathering for the Battle of the Cellar Dwellers (Lions vs. Browns),...
11-22-09, 07:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,223
Posted By bcoppola

Not much to add Jen - congrats & best wishes to...

Not much to add Jen - congrats & best wishes to Mr. Jen. But yeah, when I had my kidney stone episode I'm sure it would have been a longer recovery were I a sofa spud. All I could think of was the...
11-20-09, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17,408
Views: 2,664,222
Posted By bcoppola

I stand corrected!

I stand corrected!
11-20-09, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17,408
Views: 2,664,222
Posted By bcoppola

A Fuji Series IV from the Department of...

A Fuji Series IV from the Department of Delusional Pricing (http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/bik/1474354429.html). Would be a nice bike at half the price or a bit less.
11-20-09, 07:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,332
Posted By bcoppola

They became the Metamucil Generation.

They became the Metamucil Generation.
11-16-09, 12:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,387
Posted By bcoppola

But stay off our lawn!

But stay off our lawn!
11-16-09, 08:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,014
Posted By bcoppola

Hoh-hum. Another aging, out of shape guy takes...

Hoh-hum. Another aging, out of shape guy takes up (or resumes) biking to get back into shape and recapture a bit of lost youth. Heard it all before. Buys a comfort/hybrid type bike thinking that's...
11-16-09, 08:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,850
Posted By bcoppola

Drop him like a bag of rocks. Let the vultures...

Drop him like a bag of rocks. Let the vultures pick his bones. Go back and scavenge any valuables. :D

(But only if you're antisocial or downright sociopathic. If not, then what they said.)
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