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09-22-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 14,836
Posted By Desert Ryder

So I picked up this cheap fixed gear for not much...

So I picked up this cheap fixed gear for not much on a whim.

I brought it home, pumped up the tires, rolled it out of the garage and promptly when over the bars,,,,:eek:

I forgot that you...
09-18-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 591
Posted By Desert Ryder

I have 2 hooks for bikes and I hang 2 from the...

I have 2 hooks for bikes and I hang 2 from the seats on a rail. Rotated as the bikes are used.
...
09-08-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By Desert Ryder

Back in the late '80s through the '90s, I had a...

Back in the late '80s through the '90s, I had a Black Chrome High Sierra with the chainstay mounted U-brake. I rode the heck out of that bike. I rode it all around San Diego county and all over...
09-04-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 71,523
Views: 11,651,846
Posted By Desert Ryder

Kettler bike bag pannier, 3 piece set with black...

Kettler bike bag pannier, 3 piece set with black Topeak rear rack $45
https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/bop/d/las-vegas-kettler-bike-bag-pannier-and/7529984592.html
...
09-03-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,070
Posted By Desert Ryder

Not endorsing this: Since you've opted to keep...

Not endorsing this:
Since you've opted to keep it. I'd look into some sort of machined aluminum clamp to go around the base of the head tube. Something like a motorcycle steering damper clamp?...
09-01-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 776
Posted By Desert Ryder

You can only pick one?...

You can only pick one?...
08-31-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,246
Posted By Desert Ryder

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x810/thumbnail_2__f54ded8cd70f93658b58e59986f086da33276ac1.jpg...
08-31-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 824
Posted By Desert Ryder

Can't tell you the exact years. 70 - Sears...

Can't tell you the exact years.

70 - Sears Spyder bicycle - Elementary School - Gold
Late 70's - Huffy Thunder Road (?) - Jr. High - Black/Orange
77-79 (?) - KIA 10 Speed - Jr. HS - Brown
Late...
08-21-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 71,523
Views: 11,651,846
Posted By Desert Ryder

I don't need this but....$60? Tandem bicycle -...

I don't need this but....$60?
Tandem bicycle - Univega

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/bik/d/las-vegas-tandem-bicycle-univega/7524331268.html
...
08-20-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Desert Ryder

Great paint scheme.

Great paint scheme.
08-13-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By Desert Ryder

Done.

Done.
08-12-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By Desert Ryder

And if you reread the original post. I described...

And if you reread the original post. I described the rims and the hubs separately. so there's that.

And..a clip feeds a magazine??..WTH are you describing? OK..I was thinking. SKS has stripper...
08-12-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,217
Posted By Desert Ryder

I like the green

I like the green
08-10-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By Desert Ryder

I've used electrical shrink tubing over the old...

I've used electrical shrink tubing over the old coating to preserve the original. You could also just cover tool handles with it.
08-09-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,217
Posted By Desert Ryder

So what is your opinion of later made in Japan...

So what is your opinion of later made in Japan Grand Prix's?
08-05-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,481
Posted By Desert Ryder

^^^ THIS^^^ Fed the troll twice...lesson...

^^^ THIS^^^
Fed the troll twice...lesson learned.
08-05-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,790
Posted By Desert Ryder

snatched from the web ...

snatched from the web

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08-02-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 26,234
Posted By Desert Ryder

I like those Volvo wagons. I had a 65 122S...

I like those Volvo wagons. I had a 65 122S before. Sadly I have no pics of my old Volvo but it was the same color, etc as this one...
08-01-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Desert Ryder

It's a 25" frame. I'm 6 ft and 32" inseam. It is...

It's a 25" frame. I'm 6 ft and 32" inseam. It is at the max limit for frame size but I like the larger, roomier frame. Plus, it was an inexpensive purchase.

As far as the cars, The 89 Mustang GT...
07-31-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Desert Ryder

Summer bike trainer

Earlier I tried rollers and it wasn't for me. I picked up this mag trainer for $20, I figure it'll be a good way to get some miles in while the desert heat is here.
It will be moved inside near the...
07-22-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 71,523
Views: 11,651,846
Posted By Desert Ryder

Something I've never seen....

Something I've never seen....
07-03-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3,249
Views: 841,311
Posted By Desert Ryder

I always liked the later style Corvairs. I had a...

I always liked the later style Corvairs. I had a Monza Corsa. Sold it and I wish I had mine back too.
...
06-13-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 854
Views: 205,497
Posted By Desert Ryder

Nothing special A Grand Prix, Haven't pinned down...

Nothing special A Grand Prix, Haven't pinned down the exact model year though.
...
Forum: Southwest
06-11-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By Desert Ryder

Looks like they are shooting for an Aug. 2022...

Looks like they are shooting for an Aug. 2022 opening...

https://www.leecanyonlv.com/plan-your-trip/activities/mountain-biking-news-2022
05-25-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,387
Posted By Desert Ryder

I think I will eventually move to a set of...

I think I will eventually move to a set of trekking bars for the hand position options.
How upright are you talking......THIS upright? :p
...
05-06-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,674
Posted By Desert Ryder

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x810/bike5_c72d5b071f25e79839d72ef925be2ff456c2c95f.jpg...
05-01-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 45,303
Posted By Desert Ryder

newest member of our pack. 3 total now. ...

newest member of our pack. 3 total now.

Jerry Lee.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/810x1080/thumbnail_6__ee009df3dd6086cc13c7db0ef2dd537746bda802.jpg...
04-18-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Desert Ryder

my thread had a nice option, DMR clamps. ...

my thread had a nice option, DMR clamps.

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1250183-water-bottle-cages-waist-pack.html
04-16-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 45,303
Posted By Desert Ryder

Jake at around 85 lbs. He's sitting on my...

Jake at around 85 lbs. He's sitting on my shoulder.....:rolleyes:

https://i.imgur.com/oX3mtX4.jpg?1
04-16-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 45,303
Posted By Desert Ryder

but are they barking?

but are they barking?
04-16-22, 10:25 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 45,303
Posted By Desert Ryder

Many a day, I used to park where that white car...

Many a day, I used to park where that white car is, in background, and eat my lunch.
04-15-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,407
Posted By Desert Ryder

The closest I came to wearing a helmet was a...

The closest I came to wearing a helmet was a cycling hat in the 80's. A nod to the movie "Breaking Away". The movie that inspired my friends and I to ride.
We would do our best to be "Cutters"...lol...
04-15-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,095
Posted By Desert Ryder

I used to try and keep some things clean. Some...

I used to try and keep some things clean. Some areas just show wear, like bar tape. I let it show as a badge of honor.
It shows that it's being used as it's supposed to. The wear, dirt, and scrapes...
Replies: 16
Views: 622
Posted By Desert Ryder

So I just spent some time texting with the guy. ...

So I just spent some time texting with the guy.

OMg..LOL...I finally got an asking price out of him after multiple texts...

Ready??........


$15,000...yup. 15K. I asked if he meant $150 and...
Replies: 16
Views: 622
Posted By Desert Ryder

I had a Mongoose chrome frame like this one...

I had a Mongoose chrome frame like this one except for a MTB bike.
I built it up from just a frame. Rode it for years. About a year or two ago I finally sold the bare frame at a garage sale, bargain...
04-04-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,926
Posted By Desert Ryder

I guess the accompanying question is, Do you wrap...

I guess the accompanying question is, Do you wrap clockwise or counterclockwise? :rolleyes:
04-04-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,563
Posted By Desert Ryder

Nothing on a bike. A friend and I did get stopped...

Nothing on a bike. A friend and I did get stopped for speeding on skateboards though.
Going down a hill dropping into the Oceanside, Ca marina. The officer stopped us for doing 35 in a 25.
Got a...
04-01-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,926
Posted By Desert Ryder

I've always wrapped from the top down. There...

I've always wrapped from the top down.
There is no need for any additional tape that way. At the end just pop on the bar end plug and you're done,
No adhesives needed.
03-31-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,674
Posted By Desert Ryder

OK...if need be..yeah. You were right. It...

OK...if need be..yeah. You were right.

It really doesn't matter anyway.
I will eventually find a matching set of 27" rims. I guess I'm funny that way in that I don't like having a mismatched...
03-30-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,298
Posted By Desert Ryder

from one of my favorite movies ...

from one of my favorite movies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTZ0N7VTDtY
03-30-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,674
Posted By Desert Ryder

Both half right. Front rim is steel. Rear is...

Both half right. Front rim is steel. Rear is alloy.
Rear is a Araya alloy. Raleigh hub
Front is a Rigida (Chirolox) rim? Steel. Normandy hub.
...
03-30-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,674
Posted By Desert Ryder

Well....unless there is an alloy rim that a...

Well....unless there is an alloy rim that a magnet sticks to they are steel rims.

Yes. Made in Japan. I found the decal on the down tube, up near the seat. I did get it for $60.

I plan on...
03-29-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,674
Posted By Desert Ryder

Home now. The funny thing is it was located just...

Home now. The funny thing is it was located just up the street from me. I could have walked up and rode home..lol

Has decent tires holding air, steel rims, and the brakes will need adjustment to...
03-28-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,674
Posted By Desert Ryder

A couple more sellers pics... ...

A couple more sellers pics...

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...
03-28-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,674
Posted By Desert Ryder

Picking it up tomorrow on the way home from work....

Picking it up tomorrow on the way home from work.
Pics to come.......
03-27-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,674
Posted By Desert Ryder

Still bouncing around about this bike. Work hours...

Still bouncing around about this bike. Work hours complicating viewing.
If I can snag it for $60 I'll go ahead and pick it up.
03-26-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By Desert Ryder

No pics of the ride but, while living on Kauai...

No pics of the ride but, while living on Kauai HI, Waimea Canyon.
Fantastic downhill to a point overlooking the beach and ocean. A grueling grind back uphill.

A couple of representative pics...
03-23-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,674
Posted By Desert Ryder

Raleigh Grand Prix- Opinions?

Looking at another possible vintage road bike. May use it as an occasional work commuter, 8-mile round trip commute/mostly flat.

It may be a 78ish Raleigh Grand Prix. Seller asking $75, 23" ...
03-09-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 45,303
Posted By Desert Ryder

Jack, Cholate, turned 9 yesterday...... ...

Jack, Cholate, turned 9 yesterday......

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Baby pic..9 years ago...
03-06-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,325
Posted By Desert Ryder

Well.....called it quits. Sold the rollers. I...

Well.....called it quits.
Sold the rollers. I was able to ride but never felt comfortable.
I fell a couple of times and my wife said I was going to hurt myself. So, off they went.
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