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09-06-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 8,594
Posted By BillRS22

E Bikes

I see a lot of teens zooming around the paved trails in our local parks. They are clipping along pretty good. We had to pedal when we were kids. I am SO jealous. Bill
08-17-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,123
Posted By BillRS22

Chamois Cream

I use chamois cream with modern shorts. I apply to my skin areas that are friction points, and to the liner itself
although they are synthetic these days. I haven’t tried riding without the cream,...
08-15-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 580
Posted By BillRS22

Jury Rigged

Thanks for sending me to the dictionary for “Jury Rigged”. Jury Rigged is the oldest of the terms. I had never
heard of “Jerry Rigged” before. Being from the Chicago area, “Jury Rigged” just seemed...
08-13-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 745
Posted By BillRS22

Chain Stay Bridge

Of course you are right about being passionate regarding areas of interest. If an item you collect has a flaw, then that is all you see. Other people wouldn’t notice it. My neighbor thinks I’m nuts...
08-13-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 745
Posted By BillRS22

Chain Stay Bridge

OK, I just checked and both my 1974 Mercian and 2004 Waterford have a chain stay bridge. You must be awfully sensitive to let that extra weight bother you..
08-04-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 860
Posted By BillRS22

Super Course Rebuild

Well, maybe I need to go to confession. About 20 years ago I rebuilt an early 70’s Carlton Super Course
with flat bars and old DuraAce components. I kept the original Weinmann CP calipers. The bike...
07-31-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By BillRS22

Mercian Pro 1974

This is a 1974 Mercian Pro that I rebuilt with Campy components earlier this summer. I bought the bike in 1975 and originally
built it up with DuraAce components. In the 90’s it sported a Campy...
07-29-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,912
Posted By BillRS22


It’s the little things that make retirement enjoyable. Like if it’s really windy on the weekend, just wait and ride
during the week. Or in winter you don’t have to get up early and shovel the drive...
07-11-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By BillRS22

Gita next 1973

Since you don’t have any experience with bikes, I suggest one of the older how-to books that cover bikes
and components from that era. “The New Complete Book of Cycling” by Eugene Sloan covers many...
07-10-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 623
Posted By BillRS22

Bike INsurance

I wondered a few years ago about my liability if I caused an automobile accident while riding my bike. It could
happen, or a driver could claim you caused an accident even if you didn’t. I decided...
07-03-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,692
Posted By BillRS22

Wrapping Bars

Wrapping bars is one of my least favorite chores. Your wrap is OK but looks a little loose on the drops. When you do rewrap the bar, use the old tape and practice on another bar if you have one...
Forum: Introductions
06-23-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By BillRS22

New Old Guy

I always visit here so it's time to sign up. I am 75 years old and live in the Chicago area. I have been riding since the mid-70's and am now doing about 2500 miles per year, about 500 miles per...
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