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06-12-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Cougrrcj

I've had the same shifter housings on my old Fuji...

I've had the same shifter housings on my old Fuji since 1976! The old SunTour bare coiled stainless housing. I have, however, changed the inner cables a couple of times in 50k miles!
06-11-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By Cougrrcj

Almost 43 years ago, in September '76, riding my...

Almost 43 years ago, in September '76, riding my college roommate's '75/76 Viscount Aerospace Pro was an enlightening experience for me. His was a gray/black 23" frame. I quickly sold off my...
06-10-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,884
Posted By Cougrrcj

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

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/770x454/75_fuji_s_10s_2_5a2c4ddb794ac329a226d5433f7e6bbecc45cfba.jpg

'75 Fuji S-10S


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06-09-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By Cougrrcj

Nope. I think I'm done. In fact, lately I've...

Nope. I think I'm done. In fact, lately I've been thinking about paring down the fleet. Then again, I'm over 60, so I consider myself '80% done with life' . Don't get me wrong, I still like to...
06-09-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By Cougrrcj

Not worn out at all. Buy it and ride for at least...

Not worn out at all. Buy it and ride for at least another 5000 miles!
06-09-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,423
Posted By Cougrrcj

I 'toured' for years with a V-GT Luxe rear and...

I 'toured' for years with a V-GT Luxe rear and Compe-V front on my old Fuji S-10S with SunTour barcons. Never had any problems.

My current 'touring bike' is a '84 Univega Gran Tourismo, pretty...
06-02-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,294
Posted By Cougrrcj

No matter what your 'leg strength', you cannot...

No matter what your 'leg strength', you cannot push any harder on the pedal than your total body weight UNLESS you offset that down-force with some upward force from the opposite leg. As an example,...
06-02-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Cougrrcj

I'll be commuting to work on my '75 Fuji S-10S...

I'll be commuting to work on my '75 Fuji S-10S (bought new in Oct '76) in tribute to the 'World Bicycle Day'... 25-miles round trip. Weather forecast is only for low-60s as a high, mid 40s in the...
05-29-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By Cougrrcj

I had two bikes that were VERY close in serial...

I had two bikes that were VERY close in serial number. Orange 23"-frame 1974 Fuji Special Tourers, both bought new by me... First was F9B18529, which was stolen from my high school bike rack at...
05-27-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,179
Posted By Cougrrcj

Likewise. I have the more modern long skinny...

Likewise. I have the more modern long skinny pads, but cheapies (Clark's) on my old Fuji with DiaCompe centerpulls. Stops better than it did with the old pads...

The Univega Viva and Miyata 710...
05-27-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,294
Posted By Cougrrcj

I never said that mine is the ONLY way. I'm...

I never said that mine is the ONLY way. I'm merely saying that a smooth stroke is a better riding technique or form than mashing. Easier on the body, easier on the bike, and easier for others (if...
05-25-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,351
Posted By Cougrrcj

One of my college dorm-mates back in '76-77 had...

One of my college dorm-mates back in '76-77 had several Paramounts - one race, one touring, and one tandem (for he and his fiancee) All of his wore tubulars. Then again, he was also a 'crit' rider,...
05-25-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,665
Posted By Cougrrcj

I AVERAGE 17-18mph on my work commute. 12.4 miles...

I AVERAGE 17-18mph on my work commute. 12.4 miles in 42-44 minutes. That INCLUDES time spent at traffic lights. My actual riding speed is closer to 20-21mph, but I also ride slower the last mile or...
05-25-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,294
Posted By Cougrrcj

I'll have to agree with the...

I'll have to agree with the 'ride-a-set-of-rollers-then-talk-to-me' bunch. I rode rollers 40+ years ago when I was in college as a way to keep up the conditioning during Ohio's Winter months. The...
05-21-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 71,548
Posted By Cougrrcj

Nope. We were deciding what to sell/donate/keep...

Nope. We were deciding what to sell/donate/keep from my parent's house in PHX, and nobody came forward to claim the stuff - even for free.. Not sure if the stereo cabinet and components got moved...
05-15-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By Cougrrcj

My '76 Ohio State college roomie had a gray/black...

My '76 Ohio State college roomie had a gray/black Aerospace Pro, which prompted me to rid myself of a previous all-steel 35-pound bike for my 26-pound Fuji S-10S... and thus started the journey...
05-15-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By Cougrrcj

How 'bout I do my ride a day early? Forecast...

How 'bout I do my ride a day early? Forecast here is for rain on Friday, and I HATE cleaning my bike after a rain! Besides, were are just now getting into 'riding weather' here in northern Ohio,...
05-06-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,975
Posted By Cougrrcj

CougrrCJ - I've been that name on several message...

CougrrCJ - I've been that name on several message boards, dating waaaay back to the old Network 54 days... Anyway, I have always like Classic Cougars, and still have two '73 XR-7s, both hardtops,...
05-04-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,435
Posted By Cougrrcj

https://youtu.be/T2PdyxMtiYM

https://youtu.be/T2PdyxMtiYM
04-24-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,720
Posted By Cougrrcj

Mine had the yellow and red diagonal stripes, but...

Mine had the yellow and red diagonal stripes, but yeah.. ;)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CzI_CCvUcAErwSt.jpg:large

Or a 'touring shoe'. I still wear these... from Specialized...
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04-24-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,880
Posted By Cougrrcj

Ditto! So, to dwgwater, please fill out your...

Ditto!

So, to dwgwater, please fill out your member profile a bit (with location! ;) ) so maybe one of us can help you scheme/wrench your way forward!
04-24-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By Cougrrcj

Waaaay back in the early '70s when I was a teen,...

Waaaay back in the early '70s when I was a teen, the family was on a vacation to the PacNorWest. We're checking in to a campground on the Olympic Peninsula - and wouldn't you know it - one of my...
04-24-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,334
Posted By Cougrrcj

Some things are - to me - and absolute MUST to be...

Some things are - to me - and absolute MUST to be considered C&V. Some are a bit more questionable and open to discussion. Once you start 'deducting points' for the questionable features - that...
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By Cougrrcj

Unless you can have the cable-routing holes...

Unless you can have the cable-routing holes welded up, I'd put this frame into the trash -- maybe cutting it up first so nobody tries to use it as is. IDK what Miyata was thinking with putting holes...
04-23-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,926
Posted By Cougrrcj

Hmmmm... I don't listen to a radio/MP3 or...

Hmmmm... I don't listen to a radio/MP3 or whathaveyou while riding, but I'll have a song in my head that helps me stay on cadence. Believe it or not, Disco has the right beat for my cadence. ...
04-22-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,644
Posted By Cougrrcj

This past Winter I had to try to find a...

This past Winter I had to try to find a replacement belts for my roller set. Actually, both belts were cracking. Both the main drive belt and the 'accessory' belt that drives the optional wind...
04-21-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Cougrrcj

Here's the rack support that Bike Warehouse...

Here's the rack support that Bike Warehouse (later Nashbar) used to sell in the '70s... It has been on my old Fuji since 1976/77! (and so have the tire savers!)
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04-21-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,505
Posted By Cougrrcj

It is getting to that time of the year when it is...

It is getting to that time of the year when it is light enough in the morning where I can start commuting by bike on non-rainly days.... My commute is 12.5 miles each way, and my 'goal' is to beat...
04-18-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,880
Posted By Cougrrcj

That old Fuji S-10S of mine has got to be one of...

That old Fuji S-10S of mine has got to be one of the most comfortable-riding classics ever. Lots of fork trail, combined with a generous chainstay length and relaxed 73/73°angles make this long-ish...
04-17-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,122
Posted By Cougrrcj

Here's what the Cleveland/Akron Ohio area ...

Here's what the Cleveland/Akron Ohio area Cuyahoga Valley Nat'l Park has for bike rental on the canal towpath system...

https://www.centurycycles.com/articles/towpath-trail-bicycle-rental-pg18.htm
04-12-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,880
Posted By Cougrrcj

Hey now, I'm 60+ as well, and still ride my old...

Hey now, I'm 60+ as well, and still ride my old Fuji that I bought in '76! No, I don't spend a lot of time in the drops these days unless I'm going into a strong headwind, and generally ride with my...
04-12-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By Cougrrcj

Happened to me as well.. Only it was a '72 LTD. ...

Happened to me as well.. Only it was a '72 LTD. I was taking the driveshaft u-bolts off the rear, and once the driveshaft popped loose, I saw the differential yoke start turning. Fortunately, I...
04-07-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,446
Posted By Cougrrcj

Be happy that you have a 15mph limit -- Our park...

Be happy that you have a 15mph limit -- Our park system has an 8mph speed limit for the MUP. 35 years ago, it was originally intended to be a bike-only trail, but has since evolved into a MUP. ...
04-06-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 877
Posted By Cougrrcj

And here's my '86 710 with 28s -- < maybe > 1mm...

And here's my '86 710 with 28s -- < maybe > 1mm clearance from the top of the tire to the fork bridge...
...
04-02-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 642
Posted By Cougrrcj

Try tubular tire cement. Wait...What? ...

Try tubular tire cement.


Wait...What? You mean I missed April Fools Day? ;) :D
03-31-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Cougrrcj

You, sir, are an inspiration! Keep up the good...

You, sir, are an inspiration! Keep up the good work! :thumb:
03-31-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By Cougrrcj

Triple-butted tubing puts it as '85 or later,...

Triple-butted tubing puts it as '85 or later, since Miyata used double-butted tubing before that in their touring series. It'll probably have a Mangalight fork and high-ten stays. Only a few years...
03-31-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,210
Posted By Cougrrcj

I rode my old Fuji with it's 'backwards' SL and...

I rode my old Fuji with it's 'backwards' SL and now Compe V front derailleur for soooo long, I've accepted it as normal -- i.e. both shifters are positioned forward to go faster. Now that I have...
Forum: Touring
03-31-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,406
Posted By Cougrrcj

Waaaaay back in the '70s, I did a lot of weekend...

Waaaaay back in the '70s, I did a lot of weekend Century rides around Central Ohio. Mid Ohio Century around Delaware (north of Columbus), TGRR was a ride around the reservoirs north of Columbus, and...
03-30-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 368,442
Posted By Cougrrcj

My pants would have caught on fire from the...

My pants would have caught on fire from the speed/friction of me whipping my wallet out so fast. $20? You stole it!!!
03-29-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,256
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've found that it is the preservatives in most...

I've found that it is the preservatives in most Domestic beers that I have a problem with the next morning. If I have three or more Domestics, I feel it the next day. My German-import beers...
03-29-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,806
Posted By Cougrrcj

ROTATING weight is more important than the total...

ROTATING weight is more important than the total bike weight. Other than that, my 200-ish pounds could stand to lose 40 pounds, and have more effect than my bike losing 20% of it's non-rotating...
03-29-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,521
Posted By Cougrrcj

Cutlass! Otherwise known as a 172RG! The 177...

Cutlass! Otherwise known as a 172RG! The 177 was the sleeker strutless version called the Cardinal. Sorry, I'm an airplane geek... ;) Hey, what can I say, I soloed in a 150 waaaay back in 1975. ...
03-29-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,256
Posted By Cougrrcj

Waving off BEER??? THAT's Just Not Right!!! ;) ...

Waving off BEER??? THAT's Just Not Right!!! ;) When I ride, I tend to burn off the toxins in my body anyway, so a few beers won't kill me... That's my story, and I'm sticking to it !!! ;)
03-29-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've only had bikes with freewheels, and have...

I've only had bikes with freewheels, and have still yet to break one even at my now 'near-Clyde' weight. Back in the '70s, I was the quintessential 'Skinny little boy, from Cleveland Ohio' (cue the...
03-29-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,521
Posted By Cougrrcj

I kept a bike at my mother's place in AZ, to give...

I kept a bike at my mother's place in AZ, to give me something to do while I'd visit -- when she was taking her afternoon naps...
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03-29-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,047
Posted By Cougrrcj

https://youtu.be/uio1J2PKzLI

https://youtu.be/uio1J2PKzLI
03-28-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,721
Posted By Cougrrcj

My Sept '74-built '75 model S-10S hit all of the...

My Sept '74-built '75 model S-10S hit all of the right buttons. Cotterless crank, alloy wheels, alloy handlebar, SunTour drivetrain, chrome 'socks' front and rear, quality paint, was just a tad over...
03-28-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By Cougrrcj

Wheelsets are VERY important to the 'feel' of ANY...

Wheelsets are VERY important to the 'feel' of ANY bike. Or I suppose I should state that a properly-tensioned wheelset is probably overlooked by the vast majority of cyclists. If not properly...
03-26-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 368,442
Posted By Cougrrcj

Looks like your rear rack is missing part of it's...

Looks like your rear rack is missing part of it's mount That rack support bracket is only meant to keep the rack from sliding down the seatstays... Anyway, here's mine with that same rack support...
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