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01-19-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 641
Posted By DeadGrandpa

You and I might be from the same planet. During...

You and I might be from the same planet. During the summer, especially, I crave both of those beverages after every ride.
01-17-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,515
Posted By Cougrrcj

Driveway is 85' long, 20' wide, plus the apron....

Driveway is 85' long, 20' wide, plus the apron. For light/fluffy snow of an inch or two, I use the pushbroom. Heavier (wetter) snow up to four inches and I use a shovel. Over that, I break out the...
01-17-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,515
Posted By Road Fan

Very cool! Here in Ann Arbor (southern lower...

Very cool! Here in Ann Arbor (southern lower Michigan, y'all!) we get 2 foot accumulation occasionally. When our helpful Streets Department clears our street for public school access, of course the...
01-17-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 48,585
Posted By Trakhak

Ride any '80s Italian steel criterium-geometry...

Ride any '80s Italian steel criterium-geometry bike and you'll discover that they're precisely as brutal as a Cannondale Crit series bike on long rides with poor roads. It's the geometry, not the...
01-16-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 48,585
Posted By canyoneagle

nice! I had a Criterium 3.0 back in ‘89...

nice!

I had a Criterium 3.0 back in ‘89 through about ‘98 in addition to other bikes at the time.

The criterium is aptly named. Great handling bike, and stiff as hell for those sprints....
01-16-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By fishboy316

Love em!

I have 2 of these. They have an awesome supple ride an a classy look. Old Raleigh's are great bikes! Love the green. Both of mine are brown.
...
01-16-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By BFisher

Amazing what you can get for some BMX stuff. ...

Amazing what you can get for some BMX stuff.

Yours looks great. I always like seeing these come back to life.
01-15-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1,989
Views: 355,135
Posted By Dr Bianchi

Got this my first raleigh super course mk II any...

Got this my first raleigh super course mk II any idea what is the seat post size stamp on bb W4...
01-15-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By repechage

I was going to ask the wheel size- lots of room...

I was going to ask the wheel size- lots of room for fenders up front.

these were bikes that if the customer appreciated the ride, they sold. Sometimes the customer liked them but really preferred...
01-15-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By dddd

That's no joke, mine feels luxurious in the way I...

That's no joke, mine feels luxurious in the way I can relax as I head down hill first thing in the morning, enjoying that extra helping of stability.
Exactly the same as a Grand Sport(s), also...
01-15-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By Kabuki12

Nice bike! The Raleighs that I have owned(still...

Nice bike! The Raleighs that I have owned(still do) all ride great. From the low end Grand Prix to the Super Grand Prix to the Competition GS all are good quality bikes. Enjoy the ride.
01-15-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By ascherer

Nice! SC's deliver great ride quality.

Nice! SC's deliver great ride quality.
01-14-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,515
Posted By Biker395

^ lol I live in SoCal, and we don't get much...

^ lol

I live in SoCal, and we don't get much snow. But in more snowy years, I find myself having to shovel my car out of 3+ feet of snow up in the Sierra.

Yea, I see why people have heart...
01-13-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 942
Posted By Drillium Dude

Nope. In fact, if it came out of a dumpster,...

Nope. In fact, if it came out of a dumpster, whatever you turn it into gives it a new lease on life. Beats ending up in a landfill :)

DD
01-13-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,118
Posted By Mmassey338

Yes, it definitely helps. I rode my birthday ride...

Yes, it definitely helps. I rode my birthday ride last Friday, 60 miles for 60 years. Then Saturday rode 32 miles with family and at the turnaround a gentleman approached me and said his group had...
01-12-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,515
Posted By rydabent

Hmmm------------I am 82 and still shovel snow,...

Hmmm------------I am 82 and still shovel snow, and get on the roof to clean out the dryer vent. I also still change my own oil in the car. In fact I still pretty much do anything I always have...
01-11-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,626
Posted By fastcarbon

High Blood Pressure meds and Bike Riding

I have taken an ARB for years and add a Calcium Channel Blocker if my systolic is above 130. Neither has affected my cycling; but I used to take a diuretic which worked pretty well except when I did...
01-11-21, 02:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,398
Posted By geeteeiii

Some soviet junk i have.

Hello everybody.

I tought my weird collection of bikes might be interesting to people here, soviet bicycles seem to be quite undocumented here. Being from a ex USSR occupied country, we have alot...
01-09-21, 06:51 PM
01-08-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,118
Posted By BCAC

I felt old in my late 50’s when I was 35 pounds...

I felt old in my late 50’s when I was 35 pounds overweight. Made old man noises getting up off the couch and walked stiffly the first few steps. Developed the old man tell of looking just a few feet...
01-07-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,931
Posted By gthomson

First the Peugeot, now the Trek 800 - i guess you...

First the Peugeot, now the Trek 800 - i guess you and I have similar tastes in bikes! :) Love the view from your front porch. I see this picture and just, I'm going to have fun today. Here's my...
01-06-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,763
Posted By gugie

Good knowledge. More good knowledge ...

Good knowledge.

More good knowledge

That's my backup plan

Wha? Kinda hammered from all that beer...
01-05-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3,327
Views: 766,983
Posted By Hproduguidon

Motobecane C5 columbus 1978 huret success...

Motobecane C5 columbus 1978
huret success titane
crankset 105 bis Black anodized
brakes weinmann 605
...
01-04-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,192
Posted By 5 mph

My Soulmate but nevertheless not my Wingman!

Just curious. Is your Better Half your Wingman?
Everyone has a different life.
This is mine. Years back, money was tight and I often visited Pick and Pull yards so we could keep four cars running....
01-03-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3,564
Views: 321,158
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Thank you kindly. I’ve never been too picky on...

Thank you kindly. I’ve never been too picky on headset races as they’re not a full rotation, repetitive use like a wheel or BB. Besides, that one looks very good! Here’s a pic of the current race for...
01-03-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,626
Posted By bruce19

Well....moving this to another narrow focused...

Well....moving this to another narrow focused forum is the kiss of death. Sure to stifle conversation. Too bad. This is just too anal IMO.
01-02-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,246
Posted By rydabent

As someone else suggest, when Schwinn was sold,...

As someone else suggest, when Schwinn was sold, the new owner probably had to assume all assets and liabilities, and that would include frame guarantees. It would cost a lawyer, but I think you got...
01-02-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By nlerner

I think they all head up to Thunder Bay at some...

I think they all head up to Thunder Bay at some point.
01-02-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3,327
Views: 766,983
Posted By gthomson

Yeah, I think mine is an 85, CDN model from Velo...

Yeah, I think mine is an 85, CDN model from Velo Sport in Montreal I believe.
01-02-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By Reynolds

It won't affect performance or safety IMO. But it...

It won't affect performance or safety IMO. But it could affect your peace of mind if you have a slight OCD streak like many of us...
01-02-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,931
Posted By notthe1freeman

Thank you all for the posts/pic's. I guess my...

Thank you all for the posts/pic's. I guess my mountownie isn't that ugly...just horribly unique and completely neglected and abused. I ride it everywhere being car free. She lives outdoors, besides...
01-01-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,381
Posted By semroc

Masi61 I'll get to those pics later today. First...

Masi61 I'll get to those pics later today. First ride on new freewheel. 14-28 Sunrace. About 1000 miles on the sram chain. No slippage in any cogs. I weigh 200 pounds. It wasn't a hill, it was on the...
12-31-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1,989
Views: 355,135
Posted By Cycle Tourist

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200809_144110443_hdr_3eb34b700ff6ec472ed4467807c1d47928e2c60f.jpg...
12-30-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By Kilroy1988

The frame is probably from between 1890-1980,...

The frame is probably from between 1890-1980, most likely painted black, and used to have two wheels.
12-30-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 37,825
Posted By CommuteCommando

Two MI, followed by emergency angioplasty about...

Two MI, followed by emergency angioplasty about ten years ago, then earlier this year, bypass surgery. Both of the heart attacks occurred while riding. Docs told me that being fit saved me from...
12-30-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,019
Posted By bark_eater

yep. stolen image of a rock......

yep. stolen image of a rock......
12-29-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,576
Posted By big john

These things have been topics throughout the time...

These things have been topics throughout the time I've been here. Probably always will be.
12-29-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,576
Posted By Eric F

Sharing of experiences isn't necessarily...

Sharing of experiences isn't necessarily "obsessing" or "boasting". People who enjoy riding bikes also tend to like talking about riding bikes. How far, how, fast, or how often is just another...
12-29-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 18,464
Posted By th0m

This might be controversial for some older guys,...

This might be controversial for some older guys, but bars higher than or level with the saddle just looks terrible on a road bike and bugs me to no end. Doesn't matter how nice the bike is, if the...
12-29-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 18,464
Posted By BFisher

The first thing that comes to mind is the...

The first thing that comes to mind is the marketing and how many people fall for it.

Take grease, for instance. There is already a sufficiently huge variety of grease to choose from that is...
12-28-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,576
Posted By obrentharris

As fast as I can... but my bike always gets there...

As fast as I can... but my bike always gets there before me!

I haven't figured out the tandem magic though: I always get there before my wife but she always goes just as fast as me.

Brent
12-28-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,435
Posted By iab

I think it is pretty obvious not to look a gift...

I think it is pretty obvious not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but it ends there. Making money as a factor of pleasure is odd to me. I don't go on vacation to come out ahead financially. As...
12-28-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,435
Posted By fender1

I am down to three and have stayed there. I have...

I am down to three and have stayed there. I have had as many as 9 at one time but found I spent more time maintaining and tinkering that riding. I have had very good luck selling on FB Marketplace...
12-28-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 955
Posted By M1T

1969 Colnago Super

Trying to date what I believe to be a 1969 Colnago Super. The head tube lugs changed after 1970, but my bike has the 1970/71 slightly more fancy, ornate design. But the bottom bracket has the 1968/69...
12-28-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,781
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Oh yes, the 6000/7000/8000 were nice and light....

Oh yes, the 6000/7000/8000 were nice and light. The early 90s ones were glued frames which scared some people but usually is no big deal. By 97 they were welded though.
12-28-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1,989
Views: 355,135
Posted By Unca_Sam

That bronze green is notoriously difficult to...

That bronze green is notoriously difficult to reproduce. Add in 45+ years of oxidation and the cumulative hours of UV exposure, and your matched paint, if accomplished, might not match everywhere. I...
12-28-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,989
Views: 355,135
Posted By oneclick

If it's a Raleigh - any kind of Raleigh - and the...

If it's a Raleigh - any kind of Raleigh - and the DS cup is *not* a left-hand thread, someone's butchered it.
12-28-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,989
Views: 355,135
Posted By daka

Correct. Clockwise to loosen. But, being...

Correct. Clockwise to loosen.

But, being conflict-averse, I don't remove those unless they are worn/damaged badly enough that they have to be replaced. For a clean & regrease, I'd suggest doing...
12-27-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,763
Posted By cudak888

This is why we can't have nice things. -Kurt

This is why we can't have nice things.

-Kurt
12-26-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,989
Views: 355,135
Posted By Pcampeau

Suntour Superbe shifting and Nervex lugs. I like...

Suntour Superbe shifting and Nervex lugs. I like it!
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