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05-19-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 25,217
Posted By ascherer

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Early 70s Falcon San Remo
Forum: Commuting
05-19-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By ascherer

Yup. 17 open positions. We have killer benefits...

Yup. 17 open positions. We have killer benefits too.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By ascherer

We have 5 floors in a landmarked building across...

We have 5 floors in a landmarked building across the street from the Empire State Building and itís beautifully designed. We have our own entrance and security so nobody gets up without being checked...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By ascherer

...or people leaving crap in my basket. Only...

...or people leaving crap in my basket. Only happened once.
05-18-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 938
Posted By ascherer

We'll see, I think only a small number of folks...

We'll see, I think only a small number of folks here ride (somewhere around 300 folks, I think), a lot of folks come from suburbs or other boroughs. Our office is in midtown Manhattan, across the...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By ascherer

Inside parking at last!

My company started to allow parking on 3 of our 5 floors today. So pleased to bring my commuter indoors.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,800
Posted By ascherer

I do, on my own bike plus my Citibike...

I do, on my own bike plus my Citibike subscription. Most efficient way around town (especially crosstown) and awesome to be able to grab one to go home when itís been too wet/cold for the morning...
05-17-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By ascherer

Great saddles, alas I need the cutouts.

Great saddles, alas I need the cutouts.
05-17-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 938
Posted By ascherer

Indoor parking at work

Finally available! Late to the game but Iím grateful.
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05-16-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By ascherer

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Sturmey 8-speed needs a small chainring up front. I...
05-16-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18,885
Views: 2,320,840
Posted By ascherer

Sunday found me on the PX-10 I got from jonwvara,...

Sunday found me on the PX-10 I got from jonwvara, my first ride on the local roads around our Woodstock house.
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05-14-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18,885
Views: 2,320,840
Posted By ascherer

Weather, the demands of a newly-renovated country...

Weather, the demands of a newly-renovated country home and minor setbacks from meniscus repair surgery have made it a slow start to the season. But on Thursday I was determined to get in some miles....
05-13-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By ascherer

I'll Photoshop it.

I'll Photoshop it.
05-13-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By ascherer

At our height, it happens all the time!

At our height, it happens all the time!
05-13-22, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By ascherer

Here, I fixed it. ...

Here, I fixed it.


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05-12-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By ascherer

2 tall guys and a bike

I met up with jonwvara today to collect his PX-10. Itís always a pleasure to meet a C&V forumite in real life! Itís too bad we had to scurry on to our respective activities, I suspect we could have...
05-08-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 9,918
Posted By ascherer

There are a few rusty tools in the MAFAC kit, not...

There are a few rusty tools in the MAFAC kit, not a full set. 3 wrench/tire levers and the large double end. All with a healthy patina of rust thatíll brass brush off. I have a few other surviving...
05-07-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 9,918
Posted By ascherer

And itís off to the next lucky forumite! 26...

And itís off to the next lucky forumite! 26 pounds and 10 ounces per the friendly USPS helper. My take, in two passes:

...
05-04-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By ascherer

Ďtis a shame. My 1970 is a great ride.

Ďtis a shame. My 1970 is a great ride.
05-03-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 9,918
Posted By ascherer

This appeared todayÖhow interesting that it...

This appeared todayÖhow interesting that it appears to be on an annual orbit!
...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15,569
Views: 11,906,999
Posted By ascherer

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04-26-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 9,918
Posted By ascherer

[@ascherer searches for his back brace in...

[@ascherer searches for his back brace in anticipation...]
04-18-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7,618
Views: 824,499
Posted By ascherer

I got a couple of Park taps from Jim Merz last...

I got a couple of Park taps from Jim Merz last week.
For BOC followers, this arrived (old sticker shown for comparison):...
04-18-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18,885
Views: 2,320,840
Posted By ascherer

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!
04-13-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18,885
Views: 2,320,840
Posted By ascherer

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I created this build two years ago to have a fast...
04-05-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By ascherer

I rode it on a 1972/3 Zeus Pro in 1980, does that...

I rode it on a 1972/3 Zeus Pro in 1980, does that count as C&V?
04-05-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,245
Posted By ascherer

Do it! I'll happily look at more photos of that...

Do it! I'll happily look at more photos of that bike.
04-03-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 39,597
Posted By ascherer

This is probably the latest picture of this green...

This is probably the latest picture of this green (under the leather tube protection) bike. ...
04-03-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,706
Posted By ascherer

Canít argue with that investment.

Canít argue with that investment.
04-03-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 9,918
Posted By ascherer

From the secret lab: the game is afoot...

From the secret lab: the game is afoot...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 35,847
Posted By ascherer

Aw Russell, ya make me blush. Your builds are...

Aw Russell, ya make me blush. Your builds are iconic, and your Competition build rings the bells and wins the awards. Brilliant work.
04-01-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7,618
Views: 824,499
Posted By ascherer

So soft, smooth & pliant...thanks obrentharris...

So soft, smooth & pliant...thanks obrentharris for these half hoods.https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_4378_773c514ad7d78cba8d13efee890ac411905b04e3.jpg
03-30-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,932
Posted By ascherer

The building it was in is gone, and to say the...

The building it was in is gone, and to say the neighborhood has changed 40 years hence is an understatement. I worked nearby in Chelsea and went to Stuyvesant after hours. It was a rough area, I had...
03-29-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,932
Posted By ascherer

Maybe I'm wrong but I thought Gino (or perhaps...

Maybe I'm wrong but I thought Gino (or perhaps I'm misremebering, maybe Frankie?) was Sal's nephew. Whoever it was, while I was making their catalog in '81, Gino or Frankie or whoever asked me to...
03-23-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 941
Posted By ascherer

I'm in Manhattan, as are a few others that...

I'm in Manhattan, as are a few others that haven't weighed in yet...REI won't have any idea what to do with this. Feel free to PM me and we can chat. One shop that comes to mind is Larry's...
03-22-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 941
Posted By ascherer

Further to that excellent point, each of the Mk....

Further to that excellent point, each of the Mk. IIs came with a certificate of authenticity (or suchlike) inscribed to the purchaser and signed by Gerald O'Donovan, the general manager of the...
03-22-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,739
Posted By ascherer

Cool-ish temps and foggy days last week, but I...

Cool-ish temps and foggy days last week, but I still got out 3 time for a pre-opener opener. Hopefully these will tempt you to hit the trail....
03-22-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 941
Posted By ascherer

Jackpot. Grandfather had good taste, and the...

Jackpot. Grandfather had good taste, and the smarts to hang on to it.
03-18-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18,885
Views: 2,320,840
Posted By ascherer

Vacation week on Cape Cod with Mrs. ascherer. 3...

Vacation week on Cape Cod with Mrs. ascherer. 3 rides in 5 days on the rail trails, about 50 miles in all. Good season opener!
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03-10-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18,885
Views: 2,320,840
Posted By ascherer

Yup. The other knee was done a few years back and...

Yup. The other knee was done a few years back and took a lot longer to recover from, there was more arthritic gunk to deal with on that one. I was walking on this one the same day. My surgeon is a...
03-09-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 28,343
Posted By ascherer

Here's the VO Tourist, a very similar design to...

Here's the VO Tourist, a very similar design to the classic North Roads on Raleigh 3-speeds....
03-08-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 28,343
Posted By ascherer

I'm surprised I haven't jumped in here. My 1971...

I'm surprised I haven't jumped in here. My 1971 International became a townie in the winter of 2019-2020 to replace my too-small but beloved Raleigh Sports for commuting and shopping. Sturmey 8-speed...
03-07-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,467
Posted By ascherer

My epitutde ranking is fine in the C&V realm,...

My epitutde ranking is fine in the C&V realm, plus indexed drivetrains. Zero experience with frame building, carbon anything, discs, hydraulics, e-shifting. I feel like I'd figure it out. Not shop...
03-06-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18,885
Views: 2,320,840
Posted By ascherer

First road miles since I tore my meniscus in...

First road miles since I tore my meniscus in November. Only one lap around Central Park on the International. It was over 60 and glorious. And I am out of shape, but Iíll get there.
...
03-05-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,083
Posted By ascherer

I love non-functioning functions.

I love non-functioning functions.
03-04-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5,080
Views: 564,698
Posted By ascherer

6Ē adjustable has been my third hand for dang...

6Ē adjustable has been my third hand for dang near 50 years. But I know when to back off, and I also have some lovely little helpers. I found the ignition wrenches in a second hand shop in southern...
03-04-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5,080
Views: 564,698
Posted By ascherer

I noted that the cable clamp bolt heads are also...

I noted that the cable clamp bolt heads are also fairly shallow, requiring some care to get a solid grip on them.
02-27-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5,080
Views: 564,698
Posted By ascherer

I finally cleared some time for the Grand Jubile...

I finally cleared some time for the Grand Jubile mixte. Iíve already serviced the bottom bracket and crankset. Today I stripped the frame, gave it a birdbath, cleaned up the brakes and drivetrain and...
02-08-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By ascherer

PSA: Acorn Bags restocking 2/10

Time for my semi-regular heads-up. As always I have no affiliation, I'm just a fan offering info to those who like to know. Happy hunting!

-------------------Hi everyone,

All our GRAY WAXED...
02-06-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,114
Posted By ascherer

It is very cool to see the two hands that crafted...

It is very cool to see the two hands that crafted your bike. Derek built my Pro. I visited the workshop in the late 80's or early 90's. I showed up unannounced and the folks there were very nice and...
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