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08-17-16, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By ticwanos

Stunning country

What a great ride!!!
08-04-16, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,002
Posted By ticwanos

Inspiring story. So glad to hear you are on the...

Inspiring story. So glad to hear you are on the road, literally, to recovery.
08-04-16, 02:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,830
Posted By ticwanos

Thanks for your thoughtful words, TimothyH. I see...

Thanks for your thoughtful words, TimothyH. I see you understand the context of the RtR (NOT Ride the Rockies) and its meaning to the riders. I would love to share some of your favorite rides through...
08-01-16, 09:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,830
Posted By ticwanos

To TimothyH -- My definition of aerobic fitness...

To TimothyH -- My definition of aerobic fitness ... For right now it is having my legs give out before my lungs do. Then I want neither to give out before the ride is done. I have an ambitious goal,...
08-01-16, 01:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,830
Posted By ticwanos

Thanks everyone for the thoughtful replies. I've...

Thanks everyone for the thoughtful replies. I've now got lots of good ideas and great places to research. By my nature I am a grinder, and spend most of my time on the large chain ring, thinking I am...
07-31-16, 10:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,830
Posted By ticwanos

What is your training advice to improve aerobic fitness?

After a nearly 2 year layoff from riding which included 2 surgeries and accompanying recovery, I started back on the bike about a month ago. No surprise, but I've lost a good deal of my "wind" in the...
01-10-13, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By ticwanos

Thanks. I was hoping someone had used regular...

Thanks. I was hoping someone had used regular cranks successfully.
01-09-13, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By ticwanos

Cottered to uncottered french thread question

I've got what I'm pretty sure is a '73 or '74 Peugout UO8 with the cottered crankset. I'd like to convert to a cotterless crank, but with the french bb I'm wondering if, with an appropriate spindle,...
10-18-11, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By ticwanos

Hmmm. The dog was a whole lot louder than the...

Hmmm. The dog was a whole lot louder than the tire noise. Must have been going at an EXTREMELY slow speed and still passing me! Yes, I finished the ride, it was an amazingly beautiful day and I loved...
10-18-11, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By ticwanos

How maximum heart rate can be achieved

About 20 miles into my B'day ride yesterday (62, thank you) I was cycling along on what passes for a country road around here when I heard what was clearly a large dog start barking behind me. Not a...
08-14-11, 07:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,465
Posted By ticwanos

Oxygen is your friend. Find a technique that lets...

Oxygen is your friend. Find a technique that lets you breathe deeply. I have learned the hard way that staying in the saddle instead of standing up is actually more effective for me. Standing up is...
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Views: 525
Posted By ticwanos

1988 Waterford Schwinn Paramount (not the limited edition Anniversary model)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r104/ticwanos/Paramount/DSC_0680.jpg
This was originally purchased as a frame and built up with DuraAce (except for the Thompson seatpost) by the original owner, a...
08-03-11, 03:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,324
Posted By ticwanos

I've been off the grid for a while and just got...

I've been off the grid for a while and just got back online. Thanks for a thoughtful discussion. I was just curious if anyone other than myself is adaptable to different sized bikes. I must admit to...
07-30-11, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,192
Posted By ticwanos

Found it...520A WC 88094. Thanks everyone!

Found it...520A WC 88094. Thanks everyone!
07-30-11, 06:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,324
Posted By ticwanos

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r104/ticwanos/D...

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r104/ticwanos/DSC_06121.jpg
Here is a representative sampling of sizes. There are other regular riders (I have the MOST understanding wife!), but this gives you an...
07-29-11, 10:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,324
Posted By ticwanos

I got into riding fairly seriously about 7 years...

I got into riding fairly seriously about 7 years back and normally ride with a core casual group for about 30 to 40 miles, one or two times a week. On my own, I'll frequently hammer out a quick 15...
07-29-11, 09:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,324
Posted By ticwanos

Does size really matter?

I keep hearing all this chatter about fit being so important and the perfect fit being crucial to a zen-like ride. I collect old steel road bikes I find at garage and estate sales and regularly ride...
07-29-11, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,192
Posted By ticwanos

This bike is small, about 52 cm and in a metallic...

This bike is small, about 52 cm and in a metallic blue. I checked the bottom bracket and the only stamp is a single character, either a V or a K, it's hard to tell. Is this normal for a frameset? No...
07-29-11, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,192
Posted By ticwanos

1988 Paramount 50th

I was recently honored to have been given a 50th anniversary Paramount (NOT the commemorative version) by a friend who preferrs to ride his Trek CF and was wanting to downsize. He bought it as a...
Forum: Texas
11-09-10, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,730
Posted By ticwanos

There are usually three rides out of Poteet HS on...

There are usually three rides out of Poteet HS on Sundays...one at 9:00, one at 11:30 and then one at 2:30. Check em out. The 11:30 is the easiest pace. Or you can ride on all three and make a day of...
Forum: Texas
10-14-10, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By ticwanos

Not to belittle the recent tragedy, nor the...

Not to belittle the recent tragedy, nor the accidents at WR, but I sure wish there would be this level of concern whenever a cyclist is killed or injured by a car/truck/semi. Seems that no matter...
12-09-09, 08:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 701
Posted By ticwanos

Hmmm. Consensus, even here, is the stranded...

Hmmm. Consensus, even here, is the stranded cyclist was dangerously irresponsible. Upon reflection, endangering others to save property is not the moral course of action (boy, could we open a can of...
12-08-09, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 701
Posted By ticwanos

Cyclist in the river

My Beloved just pointed out some guy in L.A. refused to be rescued from a rain swollen river until his bicycle could be rescued also. As she put it, "Here's a guy after your own heart." I, of course,...
11-09-09, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By ticwanos

About 20 years ago, a tornado was pointed toward...

About 20 years ago, a tornado was pointed toward downtown Dallas where I was working on the 65th floor of a building. The word came to evacuate, but we could not use the elevators, stairways only. I...
10-09-09, 07:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,208
Posted By ticwanos

You carry a car on your bike?? Talk about a...

You carry a car on your bike?? Talk about a spare!!:thumb:
10-07-09, 09:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,611
Posted By ticwanos

In my case, that would be the year 2050. That is...

In my case, that would be the year 2050. That is incomprehensible to me, but I must confess to curiosity as to what the world will be like, whether I'd want to live in it or not.:(
10-04-09, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,633
Posted By ticwanos

What! No kickstand?!!:eek:

What! No kickstand?!!:eek:
08-18-09, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By ticwanos

If you haven't discovered Yehuda Moon and the...

If you haven't discovered Yehuda Moon and the Kickstand Cyclery, check out this online comic strip.
Today's panel...http://www.yehudamoon.com/index.php?date=2009-08-18
08-18-09, 07:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 716
Posted By ticwanos

A couple times a week, my beloved and I do a...

A couple times a week, my beloved and I do a combo of walking, speed walking, jogging and sprints for about 45 minutes in the morning, just to keep the body's expectations off kilter. Other mornings...
07-29-09, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By ticwanos

One of these days I hope to join up with one of...

One of these days I hope to join up with one of your rides. I am buying a house across the border from you in Tahlequah, OK, so meeting up with your group would not be difficult with the right...
07-15-09, 05:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,383
Posted By ticwanos

US Army 71-74

US Army 71-74
06-26-09, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By ticwanos

[QUOTE=palookabutt;9161756]I have to admit, my...

[QUOTE=palookabutt;9161756]I have to admit, my first reaction was, "why would anyone leave Colorado to ride to Arkansas??"QUOTE]
It's downhill all the way. Try it the other direction.:D
06-19-09, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17,377
Views: 2,656,336
Posted By ticwanos

Collectible? Death Fork? Here's Your Chance!!!

Here's your chance for a truly collectible item!!!

Lambert 10 Speed Road Bike - $95 (Frisco)

Early 70's model English Lambert - 10 Speed Road Bicyle

Brazed Chrome Moly Frame
Cast Aluminum...
06-08-09, 09:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,175
Posted By ticwanos

Yesterday, I was cruising along a country road...

Yesterday, I was cruising along a country road when a car honked as it passed me. I felt a momentary flash of irritation until I noticed the driver was giving me a "thumbs up". Amazing the difference...
05-10-09, 06:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,763
Posted By ticwanos

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r104/ticwanos/R...

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r104/ticwanos/Roll3-1.jpg
I've posted this before, but I still like the picture. The bike (an old JC Higgins ColorFlow) is in retirement on my cousin's farm in...
03-27-09, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,032
Posted By ticwanos

Celebrities with their bikes

I stumbled onto this and found it to be somewhat amusing, although I don't know whether to be concerned or relieved that I only recognize about a third of these people.:eek:...
03-17-09, 05:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,839
Posted By ticwanos

Dutch fans, check this CL listing for DFW. If I...

Dutch fans, check this CL listing for DFW. If I didn't have too many bikes already, I'd give it serious consideration. Except for the North Road style handle bars, it looks like the same model posted...
03-11-09, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,588
Posted By ticwanos

Sorry I'm late to the party, but I've been away...

Sorry I'm late to the party, but I've been away from my computer for a few days. I have an 83 Super Sport with the following decal.
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r104/ticwanos/DSCN8439.jpg...
02-10-09, 05:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,123
Posted By ticwanos

Absolutely.

Absolutely.
02-10-09, 05:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,649
Posted By ticwanos

Thanks for the responses! I am now educated and...

Thanks for the responses! I am now educated and will have to find another area of ignorance to flaunt.:thumb:
02-10-09, 10:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,649
Posted By ticwanos

Drew??

Okay, I never miss an opportunity to flaunt my ignorance, so I'll flaunt away. Recently I first encountered the term "drew/drewing" and while it is easy to figure out the definition from context I am...
01-25-09, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,275
Posted By ticwanos

My limited experience tells me the ARx is better...

My limited experience tells me the ARx is better quality, kind of high mid level, where as the Spirt is more high entry level. Having said that, I have found all Suntour derailleurs to be sturdy and...
01-25-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 16,913
Posted By ticwanos

Gomango At the moment the headlight and...

Gomango

At the moment the headlight and generator don't work. There are some problems with the wiring I haven't sorted out, so they are on the bike for the sparkle factor only. The rack is Schwinn...
01-25-09, 05:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 16,913
Posted By ticwanos

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r104/ticwanos/R...

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r104/ticwanos/Racer04.jpg
This is not a three speed but a single speed coaster brake I modified to have hand brakes. I decided to do the mod after I found myself...
01-23-09, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,276
Posted By ticwanos

Naval jelly...royal jelly...I keep waiting for...

Naval jelly...royal jelly...I keep waiting for someone to say something about the Seabees.:thumb:
01-09-09, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,338
Posted By ticwanos

Got pics? That can show the decals, components,...

Got pics? That can show the decals, components, where made, paint, etc.
01-04-09, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,281
Posted By ticwanos

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: Nice. I'm not...

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
Nice. I'm not the seller, just an old man who has learned that in the long run, money is meaningless, its what you do with it that has worth. I paid $40 bucks for my...
Forum: Texas
01-04-09, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By ticwanos

This sounds great to me even if I am out of shape...

This sounds great to me even if I am out of shape right now. All I have is old steel although nothing really high end. Since I live in Garland, a Sunday morning N Dallas ride (contrasted to FW) would...
01-03-09, 01:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,281
Posted By ticwanos

I am definitely a Univega fan, and think the...

I am definitely a Univega fan, and think the early Lawee designed bikes are vastly underrated, but this seems at the high end of market value to me if not overpriced. If it truly is NOS as you are...
12-25-08, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,514
Posted By ticwanos

I've wondered that myself. Solvents? Sanding?...

I've wondered that myself. Solvents? Sanding? Anyone done it?
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