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08-21-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,110
Posted By riva

Yep 61mph in a 25 zone, that is the reason this...

Yep 61mph in a 25 zone, that is the reason this accident happened. The yellow intervals are timed 3 seconds for 25mph traffic and do not last long enough to account for the time it takes to brake...
08-21-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 414
Posted By riva

I'd have done some yellow and light purple or...

I'd have done some yellow and light purple or salmon on the centurion. That frame color is so good.
08-20-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By riva

I have one of the 60's wet noodle tandems in my...

I have one of the 60's wet noodle tandems in my shed. At first it spooked me, but quickly got used to it and even enjoy riding it now. Its like riding a leaf spring. Columbia frames don't seem to...
08-20-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,169
Posted By riva

Top down the frayed edges gives you an excuse to...

Top down the frayed edges gives you an excuse to get some nice fresh tape on there.. by that point the color is toast anyway.

My first road bike was a univega with super bulky foam grips.. maybe...
08-20-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7,166
Views: 617,647
Posted By riva

Couldn't find the proper white hoods so ordered...

Couldn't find the proper white hoods so ordered black. Appreciate the heads up on the saddle, I'll try a generic yellow for now and see how it looks.

...
08-19-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,169
Posted By riva

I like the super bulky foamy stuff. Its like a...

I like the super bulky foamy stuff. Its like a 1989 cadillac fleetwood. For my hands.

I also like top down. It wears the edges quicker but who cares.
08-19-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7,166
Views: 617,647
Posted By riva

Low budget here as always, but don't worry Robbie...

Low budget here as always, but don't worry Robbie will do it proper 80's style. Maybe I can dig up a yellow saddle paired with celeste cages and wrap.
08-19-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By riva

My ugly one that handles well has an upgraded...

My ugly one that handles well has an upgraded round tube mtb fork and modern alloy wheel. I think that is where the improvement is coming from. It steers so much better. Hate to get rid of the...
08-18-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By riva

Yes me also. Interwebs suggests 1988 by the...

Yes me also. Interwebs suggests 1988 by the colors, and if so last year of production. Heavy and crude I guess one could say, but well suited to cruising around on the flat. As linked below, a few...
08-18-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7,166
Views: 617,647
Posted By riva

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

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I think I have no choice but celeste for the bits. Screamin' for it.
08-16-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By riva

I was looking at one of these trailers last week....

I was looking at one of these trailers last week. If you remove the blue vertical seat panel fabric which goes up to the crossbar, there is not much weight support left. The blue seat cloth is...
08-16-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By riva

After riding it, got to say these things could...

After riding it, got to say these things could really use alloy rims. Gotta check my stash for some polished 559mm rims. Its 590mm but slots make it look like it'd reach down 15mm. Long stopping...
08-15-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13,509
Views: 2,714,216
Posted By riva

Dunno what a Tim Horton is but that bike is...

Dunno what a Tim Horton is but that bike is flippin sweet. Would rock it.
08-13-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By riva

2 digit $$ 2 seater..

Recreational-family-beach-cruiser-vintage-classic-utility-tandem beastie, under $100 all in so...
08-12-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,104
Posted By riva

I guess storage space is the downside to having a...

I guess storage space is the downside to having a dedicated tandem for the +kid rides.. still haven't solved that one myself.
08-12-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,104
Posted By riva

I know this thread is a month old, but my 2...

I know this thread is a month old, but my 2 bits.. I 2nd Darth with the tandem recommend for this type of use case. The cruiser "cheap american tandems" can be a good budget option. You can get a...
08-12-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,749
Posted By riva

You could always ebike the weaker kids so they...

You could always ebike the weaker kids so they can keep up with you. Traffic iq is the other issue with little ones, not sure if that is a concern with your use case.

I setup one of those dual...
08-09-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13,509
Views: 2,714,216
Posted By riva

Nice one Sean! ...

Nice one Sean!





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08-05-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By riva

A couple of 80's rigids with neon colors, and...

A couple of 80's rigids with neon colors, and invest the rest of the 500 in to parts and some comedic t shirts. Or that is what I would do.
08-05-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,188
Posted By riva

One of our kids bikes is like this.. I can barely...

One of our kids bikes is like this.. I can barely shift it myself. Only solution I can see is installing a different shift setup like everybody else said. What we've done so far is just leave it...
04-10-17, 10:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,159
Posted By riva

ekick, push, scoot

Some electric "kick scooters" have decent lithium tech these days. Not exactly lightweight with the batteries, but they are very compact. More compact than an ebike. Stow under your desk.. the...
03-13-17, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By riva

CABE guys came up with '36-41 Colson. Thanks...

CABE guys came up with '36-41 Colson. Thanks again for the tips!
03-10-17, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By riva

Appreciate the tip, I am waiting for approval...

Appreciate the tip, I am waiting for approval from the Cabe. Will post there if I am able.



:P I don't think he cares one way or the other on value, its a sentimental type deal where he...
03-09-17, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By riva

The uncle doesn't know much about it. He says it...

The uncle doesn't know much about it. He says it was the guy's father's old bike which he found in storage. Which is why he gave it to him. Looks like it had a motor on it at some point.
...
03-08-17, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By riva

Help with ID, pre-war era bike?

My friend just picked up this bike from his uncle. Any ideas on what make/model/yr it is?
06-09-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 12,602
Posted By riva

Anomoly or not, worth it because now we all here...

Anomoly or not, worth it because now we all here get a laugh out of of those laughing morons...

This reminds me. Last time out riding to the shore I saw a parked fisherman's pink girls bmx with...
06-01-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,143
Posted By riva

Man you guys, best I've got is a neck bee sting. ...

Man you guys, best I've got is a neck bee sting. Your story brings up a good point though.. Leisurely scanning behind and ignoring the front has caused me unpleasant surprises a few times. Keeping...
05-19-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,395
Posted By riva

Felt like it was the drive shaft that was...

Felt like it was the drive shaft that was springy. That can't be good for efficiency, even if you're not a masher. Also the bike felt twice as heavy as it should have been, but we're talking a...
05-19-16, 12:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,381
Posted By riva

mid 80's mid condition mid range..

mid 80's mid condition mid range..
05-18-16, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,395
Posted By riva

Nothing I can really help with on the original...

Nothing I can really help with on the original poster's questions, but my mom has a 90's shaft drive bike. It works acceptably. Having put miles on both, chain bikes are much better UNLESS its the...
05-17-16, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,191
Posted By riva

For the cost of those adapters, couldn't you do...

For the cost of those adapters, couldn't you do one of the adjustable bottom brackets? That bolt on higher up on the frame? That is what I run.

They do look well made, but man I bet I could...
Forum: Touring
05-08-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,073
Posted By riva

Motor tech is really good actually.. but like you...

Motor tech is really good actually.. but like you say with the charging the batteries are the real problem. Powered bikes really only shine on planned out relatively short trips.

I have an ebike...
05-03-16, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,060
Posted By riva

I'm right with you on the affinity for low to mid...

I'm right with you on the affinity for low to mid end old stuff.. they are plenty good & theft/damage/etc are less worry. Good news is affordable 24" tire bikes are out there. Was able to score one...
05-02-16, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14,011
Views: 1,259,671
Posted By riva

Good morning.

Good morning.
04-30-16, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,897
Posted By riva

I've been real happy with my 80's stuff. One...

I've been real happy with my 80's stuff. One option.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-16, 03:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,185
Posted By riva

I'd probably take it as the guy wanting a side...

I'd probably take it as the guy wanting a side mirror removal service.. On the plus side his lady saw what he really is. And he's got a Land Rover, so he's in for some pain.
04-27-16, 03:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,292
Posted By riva

Interview with a friend of his about his...

Interview with a friend of his about his humanitarianism..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMwH-4pA1NA
04-27-16, 10:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,576
Posted By riva

Usually I'll cruise down the street as is if its...

Usually I'll cruise down the street as is if its close to ridable. Just for the hell of it. Obviously get tubes in first if it needs.

Then lube cables, chain, hubs, freewheel, bb. Adjust...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,567
Posted By riva

One could argue its worth every penny of 275$.....

One could argue its worth every penny of 275$.. you sure could do worse with the money. But yeah they can be had for much less.

You probably want a 60/61cm frame. Some of it comes down to...
04-19-16, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 608,075
Posted By riva

Posted this little guy in the fold forum.. I...

Posted this little guy in the fold forum.. I think its French.
03-31-16, 10:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,369
Posted By riva

Shiny new toy turns some people on in a way a...

Shiny new toy turns some people on in a way a scratched used item can't. I think that is another part of why they sell and sell.
03-30-16, 03:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,369
Posted By riva

Not hard to find a 70's or 80's mixte that would...

Not hard to find a 70's or 80's mixte that would be better.. But ya that does take a little research and craigslist shopping. Which non afflicted people probably don't consider happy fun time.
03-11-16, 04:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,725
Posted By riva

My local joint for corned beef was called...

My local joint for corned beef was called Roll&Rye Deli. They shut down and now theres a Panera.. DOH.

Roll ?n Rye - CLOSED - 70 Photos - Delis - Culver City - Culver City, CA - Reviews - Menu -...
03-07-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,159
Posted By riva

I've heard xooter scooters are very efficient,...

I've heard xooter scooters are very efficient, also carryable- if a folding bike doesn't work.

Cruiser boards with the soft durometer large diameter wheels could work too. Standard skateboards...
03-07-16, 01:29 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,519
Posted By riva

Me too, from the site. Tried 3x cross first, 2x,...

Me too, from the site. Tried 3x cross first, 2x, then radial, crow, then for fun some perverse stuff.
03-01-16, 12:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,141
Posted By riva

I also rode a 61 that was around 4cm too big for...

I also rode a 61 that was around 4cm too big for me. Rode it all through highschool and years after.. my father bought it thinking I'd grow into it but didn't. I found it comfortable enough, later...
02-29-16, 05:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,581
Posted By riva

I know you jest but I'm going to get my eyes...

I know you jest but I'm going to get my eyes checked. Seriously.
02-29-16, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,581
Posted By riva

THIS exactly. Three or four things coming...

THIS exactly. Three or four things coming together to make for a deadly situation. Almost hit a cyclist this morn near my house.. lot going on at the intersection at that moment. I would consider...
02-25-16, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,294
Posted By riva

If you're frim on that 200 dollar limit and can't...

If you're frim on that 200 dollar limit and can't score an ironman in your size.. Some of the one step down models are still pretty nice. Loads of great midrange stuff from the late 80's in that...
02-25-16, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17,597
Views: 2,728,146
Posted By riva

Centurion Dix. Result of an unfortunate scratch...

Centurion Dix. Result of an unfortunate scratch methinks.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/5460438997.html
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