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01-16-22, 09:54 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Who says Winter bikes require fenders?

1983 AustroDaimler Vent Noir - frankenbuild - easy to ride the drops....
01-16-22, 09:42 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51824281012_536bd6dcdd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mXwZdq)
Sonoma Coast/ Motobecane (https://flic.kr/p/2mXwZdq) by djk762 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/djk762/),...
01-16-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18,352
Views: 2,140,308
Posted By Wildwood

Thankful to post this thread

Just pics- but it was ‘sweet 16+’ smilin miles. Who says the Winter bikes have to all have fenders?
...
01-16-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 600
Posted By Wildwood

Rollers at the bottom bracket for shifter cables...

Rollers at the bottom bracket for shifter cables are on my 1959 German Hugo Rickert. So it could be later than 40's.
01-11-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18,352
Views: 2,140,308
Posted By Wildwood

here’s one from the road. Lugged Columbus from...

here’s one from the road. Lugged Columbus from Jon Tallerico
...
01-11-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,351
Posted By Wildwood

....all i can reply with is.... there are...

....all i can reply with is.... there are compromises in many things for a bike that does not serve a dedicated purpose. :p. My experience anyway.
01-11-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,351
Posted By Wildwood

for a small bag on your bars no supports are...

for a small bag on your bars no supports are needed.
Given the right bag.
...
01-10-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18,352
Views: 2,140,308
Posted By Wildwood

Large hands, long arms. Advancing Parkinson's =...

Large hands, long arms.
Advancing Parkinson's = quick engagement of brakes a downside with twitchy hands.
Stay flexible my friend.


On all my Ergo = give me room to let my fingers caress the...
01-09-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,491
Posted By Wildwood

Did you say VO, drilled, 48/34? here is what it...

Did you say VO, drilled, 48/34?
here is what it looks like.
no idea if it works with your front derailleur, my gears are friction. Is your BB
square taper spindle?
...
01-09-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26,155
Views: 2,766,635
Posted By Wildwood

Thankful for a good ride - post snowmelt.

Just in case the legs might be weak after a few weeks off - rode the triple chainring vintage.
Low sun, mid 40s, 2nd consecutive dry day but damp and lots of wet trickling across the roadway, grit...
01-09-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18,352
Views: 2,140,308
Posted By Wildwood

Thankful as always to post this thread

Today’s ride - took the triple chainring - proved that hiking is an acceptable xtrain for me.
Anyway - pics.
Low sun,mid-40s, well dressed for warmth. Only 15 mi. But fun on the Batavus.
...
01-07-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,275
Posted By Wildwood

I think keeping a bunch of junkers around for the...

I think keeping a bunch of junkers around for the occasional part that costs less than $35 on ebay (but less if trading on BF) is perhaps the definition of Hoarding Syndrome. But did your...
01-07-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,039
Posted By Wildwood

The problem I have with "Gravel bike" is defining...

The problem I have with "Gravel bike" is defining 'gravel'.
Specifically:
Is your gravel the hard packed (but not paved), flatish, Rails to Trails, carless pathways?
Is your gravel the lone...
01-06-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,275
Posted By Wildwood

As one PNWerner to another - we aren't even...

As one PNWerner to another - we aren't even halfway into Winter. Tougher days with rain and clouds are ahead. :(.
Perk up.
Install brighter lights. Finish a couple of simple projects. Acquire some...
01-04-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,304
Posted By Wildwood

I read that depression is being treated with...

I read that depression is being treated with psychoactive meds. Try mushrooms.

Get better help and improve self image.
My dad was a functioning alcoholic from about age 40. But a lousy dad &...
12-29-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,527
Posted By Wildwood

Totally relate…….as a ‘super senior’ geezer (...

Totally relate…….as a ‘super senior’ geezer ( according to the ski resort. :rolleyes:)

My quick comment is that the frame+tube design for specific characteristics in the hands of a talented...
12-29-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,527
Posted By Wildwood

Gorgeous bike FML123 !!! Hope it is perfect for...

Gorgeous bike FML123 !!! Hope it is perfect for you in all respects.



My only - tangential - comment would be = Isn’t 1/2 the fun in the hunting, finding and returning a classic to the road? ...
12-24-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,381
Posted By Wildwood

…. and is there a thread for Projects on the...

…. and is there a thread for
Projects on the Back Burner

the ongoing 60’s Frejus slaga (slog+saga) - for a condorino city bike outa an Italian bike that has yet to fit. But intrigues.
...
12-24-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,381
Posted By Wildwood

…..and the Harding (Holdsworth) gets a new...

…..and the Harding (Holdsworth) gets a new Holdsworth replica (and drilled, 48/34) crankset; also the new stem with narrowest randonneur handlebar experimenté and new brake levers.

...
12-23-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 68,155
Posted By Wildwood

Buy local - Drink local - ...

Buy local -
Drink local -
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Tasting Washington...
12-22-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By Wildwood

Data = 0, Clear Handlebars = +1 ...

Data = 0, Clear Handlebars = +1





clear your handlebars and your mind will follow!
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By Wildwood

With Super Record, monoplaners and original paint...

With Super Record, monoplaners and original paint and decals in very good shape should get $1500 minimum, if patient. Make it shine, level those dropouts, etc. it’s a friggin race bike, of the...
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By Wildwood

Sounds like you might be traveling. :thumb: I...

Sounds like you might be traveling. :thumb:
I really like mine, purchased a few years ago as frameset. Had no expectations for the bike but wanted to ride a full 531 tubeset. Never determined the...
12-20-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,178
Posted By Wildwood

My lack of OCD allows me to admire the finish on...

My lack of OCD allows me to admire the finish on your bikes. :thumb:
Some of mine only pass the (cosmetic) 10’ inspection test.


edit: to make this post thread relevant.
Collectively, WE fuss...
12-20-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,178
Posted By Wildwood

Efficaciously loquacious! :rolleyes:

Efficaciously loquacious! :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,109
Posted By Wildwood

Shimano? Shifters that cannot be repaired? ...

Shimano? Shifters that cannot be repaired?
Campa - too expensive?
Microshift, FSA, others - unknown durability
They all have an issue. Move on.


edit: ultimate compatibility = go vintage (as...
12-18-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,454
Posted By Wildwood

Looking at the poll numbers with 250 respondents,...

Looking at the poll numbers with 250 respondents, what strikes me is the drop off in 2nd half of 70s. I can see that may be true personally. :o So I will really savor this last best shot at...
12-17-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,481
Posted By Wildwood

+1. Rubber covers are cheaper than 1 pair of name...

+1. Rubber covers are cheaper than 1 pair of name brand cleats.


I walk in mine for short distances if I don’t have covers with me and my cleats do not wear-out so fast. Maybe my choice of the...
12-16-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,069
Posted By Wildwood

What’s the best place to stop for a quick one on...

What’s the best place to stop for a quick one on those mid-length rides, for just a sweet pick-me-out-a-treat, totally unnecessary breaks? No, not a quick one at Doofers.
...
12-14-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,069
Posted By Wildwood

I no longer have access to the older photos. And...

I no longer have access to the older photos. And may have only had one bike per location - but you PNW guys posting photos from Washington & Rainy Pass, Cino, around Mt Rainier from multiple sides,...
12-14-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,069
Posted By Wildwood

Issaquah/Hobart Rd near the May Valley Road...

Issaquah/Hobart Rd near the May Valley Road junction
...
12-14-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,069
Posted By Wildwood

I sure feel sorry for northbend - having to ride...

I sure feel sorry for northbend - having to ride those same routes so often! :D
Forum: Foo
12-14-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,623
Posted By Wildwood

fify

fify
Forum: Foo
12-13-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 481,219
Posted By Wildwood

It is that time of year… WONDERMENT ...

It is that time of year…

WONDERMENT
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Forum: Foo
12-13-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,623
Posted By Wildwood

Caught cheating in the winning of the World...

Caught cheating in the winning of the World Series - but no team penalties.
Why is Altuve even allowed to play?


Personally, I think of all the professional American athletic teams as...
12-13-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 614
Posted By Wildwood

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

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Seattle has rather mild Winters, and I have...
12-13-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,496
Posted By Wildwood

I take the Ride your Age thing as an annual...

I take the Ride your Age thing as an annual undertaking. My birthday falls mid-July so I have been able to hit the goal pretty close to my birthday. I will confess to seeking the flattest route, even...
Forum: Foo
12-10-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 481,219
Posted By Wildwood

Been hiking more than biking

……given the PNW wet of late, the local trails have beckoned more than the thought of dirty, grimy bikes & chains.
...
12-08-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 612
Posted By Wildwood

Nice job restoring your beauty. Lovely paint. ...

Nice job restoring your beauty. Lovely paint.

I have never identified a model for my late 80’s Falcon. Acquired as a frameset, the 531c tubes were what I needed to know. Sprinty devil. Red. I...
12-07-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,645
Posted By Wildwood

The bigger question is = do you really want to...

The bigger question is = do you really want to cycle?

if yes, go get a bike fit. To find out what works.
12-06-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3,484
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Views: 544,219
Posted By Wildwood

Everything a smart president does is staged, well...

Everything a smart president does is staged, well planned and filmed.

Can you imagine sleepy Joe saying to Jill, “Hey, I have a spare hour, let’s go hop on our bikes - ride around DC and get some...
12-04-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,317
Posted By Wildwood

You had a good luck in 2021! ….and it seems...

You had a good luck in 2021!

….and it seems to have had a run in the family.
11-30-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18,352
Views: 2,140,308
Posted By Wildwood

Always thankful to post this thread

Been poottling around the neighborhood with mini-rides during the breaks in the precip. For what seems a long time.

got a real ride yesterday
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,983
Posted By Wildwood

[QUOTE=mstateglfr;22324548]It appears you have to...

[QUOTE=mstateglfr;22324548]It appears you have to have missed a lot of posts.]

Yes, I miss a lot of posts (purposefully).
And data with false conclusions is published by The Bicycle Industry...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,983
Posted By Wildwood

Hey Moisture, I have no comment about bars...

Hey Moisture,

I have no comment about bars or stem angle or crank length, but let me give you a HUGE congrats on the new bike. And the progress you have made in this cycling activity/sport/hobby....
11-25-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,710
Posted By Wildwood

If I was going to find new vintage territory - it...

If I was going to find new vintage territory - it would be in the direction of Ridability over Collectibility. Free hubs over freewheels, integrated shifting/braking, dual pivot brakes, etc. ...
11-24-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 907
Posted By Wildwood

Vintage is good if: the patina is only...

Vintage is good if:

the patina is only surface (minimal cosmetic procedures, if any)
the bones are excellent (good frame alignment, no tubes replaced)
the drivetrain works (even with an older...
11-23-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By Wildwood

Look for the bare necessities, those simple...

Look for the bare necessities,
those simple bare necessities…..
11-23-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By Wildwood

New fork, new paint, new crankset, 11 speed...

New fork, new paint, new crankset, 11 speed wheels….


it’s a new bike.
I hear new bikes are expensive.
11-22-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 753
Posted By Wildwood

JaccoW - you always bring wonderful items to the...

JaccoW - you always bring wonderful items to the Forum. Congrats on the new presents.
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