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12-23-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,377
Posted By johnnyace

Our daughter's boyfriend works for FedEx, and he...

Our daughter's boyfriend works for FedEx, and he offered some insight as to their operations. Apparently sometime in the last several years, FedEx went from being a wholly-consolidated company to a...
12-23-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7,372
Views: 764,263
Posted By johnnyace

It's the little things that count. Found these...

It's the little things that count. Found these for a great price from the Bike Recyclery in Portland, to go on the Specialties TA cranks on my Motobecane Grand Record.
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12-23-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,178
Posted By johnnyace

I once had a co-worker (who, btw, was grossly...

I once had a co-worker (who, btw, was grossly overweight and owned 5 cars in a two-driver household) ask me why I cycled to work. "Is it some environmental reason, or are you just a tightwad?" he...
12-21-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,209
Posted By johnnyace

One of each: the Moto GR in red, and the upcoming...

One of each: the Moto GR in red, and the upcoming Hampsten Strada Bianca in a very light green (a.k.a. pistachio). Not the actual bike, but the color will be the same.
...
Forum: Foo
12-20-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 839
Posted By johnnyace

Agreed. It's been raining for at least 48 hours...

Agreed. It's been raining for at least 48 hours straight here. Flood advisory in effect. Hopefully we don't get a repeat of the flooding of 1996. The basement's taking on some water, and our sloping...
12-16-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,707
Posted By johnnyace

American Flyers...

American Flyers (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088707/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0)
The Triplets of Belleville (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286244/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0)
12-16-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 4,720
Posted By johnnyace

Several years ago three of us guys (all active on...

Several years ago three of us guys (all active on the BF C&V forum) rode in an annual event here in Oregon, known as the Monster Cookie Ride. As we were leaving the lunch stop/halfway point to finish...
12-15-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 4,720
Posted By johnnyace

I think what you say is true, although new bikes...

I think what you say is true, although new bikes made in the classic style also get quite a bit of love, whether they are handmade by the builder (think Weigle, Bishop, Sachs, Chapman, etc.), or...
12-14-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,372
Posted By johnnyace

I resemble this comment. The lead mechanic at my...

I resemble this comment. The lead mechanic at my local LBS (http://www.thenorthwesthub.org) texted me the other day pics of a Follis with Simplex bar end shifters, asking if I had ever seen these. I...
12-14-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By johnnyace

Geez, beautiful Rene Herse bikes are popping up...

Geez, beautiful Rene Herse bikes are popping up all over this joint (https://www.bikeforums.net/22338979-post206.html). :thumb: :D
12-13-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By johnnyace

If not, I've got both roof and hitch racks,...

If not, I've got both roof and hitch racks, enough to carry six bikes.
12-12-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 614
Posted By johnnyace

The current winter bike. Mostly lots of rain in...

The current winter bike. Mostly lots of rain in these parts, so fenders are pretty mandatory. Although I may end up selling this bike (it's a bit small for me), and moving the fenders to my '75...
12-12-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By johnnyace

I'm really glad (or not?) that this one is too...

I'm really glad (or not?) that this one is too big for me, Josh. The 1985 model I told you about in my size that I purchased from eBay ended up not working out: the seller never shipped it, ended all...
12-11-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 26,190
Posted By johnnyace

It doesn't really qualify as vintage, being a...

It doesn't really qualify as vintage, being a 2010 model (with a carbon fork and seat post, no less), but I just picked up this Break Away.

...
12-10-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,414
Posted By johnnyace

Confirmation bias... ...

Confirmation bias...

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12-07-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,223
Posted By johnnyace

After some consultation and confirmation bias...

After some consultation and confirmation bias with gugie , I pulled the trigger and joined Team Break Away. A 2010, with Ritchey Carbon Fork:
...
12-06-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,983
Posted By johnnyace

This one is working really well for me. In fact...

This one is working really well for me. In fact it's my current favorite ride.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51603819743_a2bb97deea_3k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mC44L4)Motobecane Grand Record...
12-04-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By johnnyace

Wow... just... wow. :thumb: :D :beer:

Wow... just... wow. :thumb: :D :beer:
12-04-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,251
Posted By johnnyace

If you're interested enough to build up a...

If you're interested enough to build up a frameset, Neal, I have this 57cm 1986 Raleigh Grand Prix (https://www.flickr.com/photos/193554749@N07/albums/72157720165168632) that I'm going to part with....
12-04-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By johnnyace

'70s Raleigh International - Customized

After selling (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1241759-s-been-awhile-74-international.html) a too big (60cm) Raleigh International to poprad recently, I found myself still pining for one...
12-03-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,353
Posted By johnnyace

I had the same Kalloy stem on a Peugeot...

I had the same Kalloy stem on a Peugeot (https://www.flickr.com/photos/193554749@N07/albums/72157719803321353) I picked up back in the early summer. Hated that damn thing, but I finally found a...
11-30-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By johnnyace

Watch out at Black's Beach...

Watch out at Black's Beach (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black%27s_Beach). :D
11-28-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18,351
Views: 2,139,933
Posted By johnnyace

Pretty nice day for a ride. You gotta get 'em in...

Pretty nice day for a ride. You gotta get 'em in when you can at this time of year. Took a few nice shots out at the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge (https://www.fws.gov/refuge/ankeny/).
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11-26-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,006
Posted By johnnyace

Here you go: ...

Here you go:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51705700105_2f89f171f3_3k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mM4ef2)1986 Peugeot PXR80 (https://flic.kr/p/2mM4ef2) by John Jones...
11-25-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18,351
Views: 2,139,933
Posted By johnnyace

A short, chilly 25-miler this Thanksgiving Day....

A short, chilly 25-miler this Thanksgiving Day. Didn't take many pics, but this old barn caught my attention. Definitely seen better days!
...
11-25-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,006
Posted By johnnyace

Received my medium saddle bag a couple of days...

Received my medium saddle bag a couple of days ago. Looking good on the Peugeot!
...
11-25-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,162
Posted By johnnyace

Well, there was one black bear spotted at this...

Well, there was one black bear spotted at this year's Cino (by Dave Kirk, I believe). But it was high-tailing it away from the road as he approached.
Forum: Foo
11-24-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By johnnyace

Weird revival of a 14 year old thread. So the OP...

Weird revival of a 14 year old thread. So the OP would be 30 now. I wonder what their current thinking on Rand, Objectivism, Libertarianism, etc. is? It has been said:
11-23-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,325
Posted By johnnyace

French derailleurs. After several disappointments...

French derailleurs. After several disappointments and outright failures, I'm just not willing to go there any more. Although my wife has a Huret Duopar on her 1984 Trek 620 that works quite well (for...
11-20-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By johnnyace

The bike upon pickup earlier today. Facilitating...

The bike upon pickup earlier today. Facilitating the transfer and packing/shipping with The Thin Man and philpeugeot , via my LBS, the Bike Peddler (https://www.bikepeddler.com/).
...
11-19-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,006
Posted By johnnyace

“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of...

“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” ~Edward Abbey

I'm going in, got my eye on a medium saddle bag, maybe more. Thanks for the heads-up, ascherer !

EDIT: Yup,...
11-15-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,848
Posted By johnnyace

I just picked up what appears to be an...

I just picked up what appears to be an all-original 1985 Prestige. I'll have to check the serial number when I take delivery.
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11-12-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,059
Posted By johnnyace

More than 8 or 9 seems like overkill to me, but...

More than 8 or 9 seems like overkill to me, but stuff marches on regardless of what I think. I agree with N2deep that 3x9 was probably the apex of gear development.
11-11-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,281
Posted By johnnyace

I need to check in with Steve (Hampsten), but I...

I need to check in with Steve (Hampsten), but I believe I'm about 4 months out, so maybe March. Just in time for spring riding!
11-11-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,281
Posted By johnnyace

:innocent: Mine is in the works, but in steel,...

:innocent: Mine is in the works, but in steel, not titanium:

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11-10-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,751
Posted By johnnyace

Having observed your penchant for Black Mountain...

Having observed your penchant for Black Mountain Cycles and myself keeping an eye on them for several years, I almost went this route for my brand-new bike (not C&V). Who knows, maybe I will still...
11-10-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,162
Posted By johnnyace

Cino isn't specifically a "gravel" ride, but...

Cino isn't specifically a "gravel" ride, but there's plenty of it, so if you're burnt out on it, it may not be your thing. Read this (https://www.cinorider.com/the-cino/) to understand the spirit of...
11-09-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,751
Posted By johnnyace

It's only a humble Motobecane Grand Record, but...

It's only a humble Motobecane Grand Record, but man is it a great rider. Bonus points for being heavily customized:
...
11-08-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 65,901
Views: 10,396,147
Posted By johnnyace

Bike & Bike Parts Lot - $10,000 (Albany, OR)

Bring a U-Haul or a trailer, you're gonna need it!

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/albany-bike-bike-parts-lot/7404118960.html


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11-07-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,733
Posted By johnnyace

Yup, this pretty much sums it up. poprad...

Yup, this pretty much sums it up.

poprad Nice Portland representation there on the last pic, with the River City Bicycles cap you're wearing. :thumb:
11-04-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3,542
Views: 904,390
Posted By johnnyace

The Peugeot PXR80, fresh from many upgrades....

The Peugeot PXR80, fresh from many upgrades. Added the Selle Anatomica saddle today.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51655478026_1372a0307d_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mGBPY7)1986 Peugeot PXR80...
11-04-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,710
Posted By johnnyace

I've found myself wondering lately why he hasn't...

I've found myself wondering lately why he hasn't posted in such a long time. Now I know. Ride in peace, rootboy.
11-04-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,137
Posted By johnnyace

New Selle Anatomica saddle

Much better, both aesthetically and comfortably, with a new Selle Anatomica saddle, in black:
...
11-04-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2,218
Views: 248,649
Posted By johnnyace

I'm just now getting around to mounting them, to...

I'm just now getting around to mounting them, to replace the Conti Giros on my Motobecane Grand Record. Haven't had the chance to get them out on the road yet.
11-03-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,137
Posted By johnnyace

They are surprisingly rare in the US. This PXR80...

They are surprisingly rare in the US. This PXR80 is not in the 1986 US catalog, it's in the French catalog, so I'm guessing someone brought it over from France originally, or special ordered it. It's...
11-03-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,137
Posted By johnnyace

Now with updates, including: • Shimano 105...

Now with updates, including:

• Shimano 105 triple crankset and bottom bracket
• Shimano 105 long cage rear derailer
• Shimano Deore LX front derailer
• New 9-speed cassette 11-32
• Nitto...
11-01-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 178,214
Posted By johnnyace

Oh come on now, that's not worth setting the poor...

Oh come on now, that's not worth setting the poor guy on fire for, ouch! :roflmao2:
10-31-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By johnnyace

Yet another Motobecane Grand Record... or is it?

I purchased this Motobecane Grand Record this summer, and it has shown up in a couple of places here, but I thought it might deserve its own thread because of the many unique features that it has....
10-31-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,179
Posted By johnnyace

You can have my tubulars when you pry them from...

You can have my tubulars when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers!

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20211030_134357_8a0b3708a11dca3d3250280cbf2eee3eaba3df56.jpg...
10-29-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2,218
Views: 248,649
Posted By johnnyace

The rear Conti Giro on my Motobecane GR died the...

The rear Conti Giro on my Motobecane GR died the other day, and the front one isn't looking long for this world either, so it's a good time to switch to these, purchased several months ago. Looking...
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