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04-08-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,129
Posted By Cougrrcj

I don't know... Every time I see this Look color...

I don't know... Every time I see this Look color scheme, it takes me back to ~1970...

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04-08-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,813
Posted By Cougrrcj

You're assuming that steel is inferior and...

You're assuming that steel is inferior and plastic is superior. My 45 year old steel bike still functions as it was intended - it is still transforming energy into forward motion. ...and by 'less...
04-06-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,813
Posted By Cougrrcj

I work with a 'watch guy'. He has multiple...

I work with a 'watch guy'. He has multiple collector-grade watches, and others that he resells for $1k+. My response is always 'and how well does it keep time?' since that is the PRIMARY function...
04-06-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,860
Posted By Cougrrcj

I don't ride on anybody's wheel unless I ask -...

I don't ride on anybody's wheel unless I ask - and likewise I won't let anybody ride on mine. I need to see your cycling ability/skill first. If (and the big IF) you can hold a steady line, steady...
04-06-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,100
Posted By Cougrrcj

Best was on my morning commute a few years ago,...

Best was on my morning commute a few years ago, I'm stopped at a red light near the local community college, about ten miles into my commute... and I hear a young female voice from the car next to me...
Forum: Touring
04-05-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,131
Posted By Cougrrcj

a_d_a_m, You should consider the ride I had...

a_d_a_m,

You should consider the ride I had planned out around the Perimeter Of Ohio (POO is a terrible name for a ride though ;) )...

From where I am in Lorain County - west of Cleveland -- ...
04-05-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 786
Posted By Cougrrcj

Yup, DAY-um!!!!

Yup, DAY-um!!!!
04-05-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,129
Posted By Cougrrcj

Thanks, and that is the original September1974...

Thanks, and that is the original September1974 paint ('75 model year) talking to you!!!

That's why we love C&V!!!!


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04-05-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,129
Posted By Cougrrcj

'Mamby-pamby shades of blue'? Ahem... Candy...

'Mamby-pamby shades of blue'? Ahem...

Candy blue over silver with chrome 'socks'....

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04-05-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,006
Posted By Cougrrcj

I don't wear jerseys... I keep my phone in...

I don't wear jerseys...

I keep my phone in a handlebar bag - or in the pocket of my NON-cycling (hiking) shorts. Hiking shorts are worn for rides of under an two hours or so (35-40 miles) If...
04-04-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 496
Posted By Cougrrcj

Well, where are YOU??? No location listed in...

Well, where are YOU??? No location listed in your profile block...

OK, here in the Cleveland area today:


A bit taller than you want, but...1984 Trek 520, 18 speed, 58 cm touring bike, made...
04-04-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By Cougrrcj

That old Skid Lid would do next to nothing for...

That old Skid Lid would do next to nothing for impact resistance, but I'm sure it would help with 'road-rash'.

My old college roommate was wearing the first-gen Bell 'mushroom' when he was...
04-04-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,367
Posted By Cougrrcj

I don't have a computer on any of my bikes -...

I don't have a computer on any of my bikes - other than my brain. I use the VERY old-school wristwatch for timing, and the mileposts along the roadway for distance. I keep track of my speed as I'm...
04-04-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 496
Posted By Cougrrcj

The Miyata 615 was obtained from a fellow BF.net...

The Miyata 615 was obtained from a fellow BF.net member last year about this time, and the Univega was on Craigslist.

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04-03-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 790
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've had by barcon shifter cables routed the...

I've had by barcon shifter cables routed the 'traditional' way since the '70s. Never had a problem with the cable getting in the way of my fingers while riding in the drops. I DID try to route them...
04-03-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,909
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've dislocated my knees so many times that I've...

I've dislocated my knees so many times that I've lost count - right 6 times and left 3 (I think). Couldn't run if my life depended on it -- Knees are shot. BUT I can ride all day and not feel it in...
04-03-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 496
Posted By Cougrrcj

Frame size? I bought both a 21" (54cm) and...

Frame size?

I bought both a 21" (54cm) and 23" (57cm) complete touring bikes for under $150/ea. ('88 Miyata 615 and '84 Univega Gran Tourismo respectively) Both are butted CrMo framesets, have...
04-03-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By Cougrrcj

So haul a child-hauling trailer behind your bike,...

So haul a child-hauling trailer behind your bike, problem solved!
04-03-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By Cougrrcj

Oh, c'mon... ANY helmet is better than none. I...

Oh, c'mon... ANY helmet is better than none. I wore a Skid Lid BITD, when organized centuries started requiring a helmet...
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04-03-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 980
Posted By Cougrrcj

My 'power meter' is the sweat produced to...

My 'power meter' is the sweat produced to complete the ride in question. Sweat means that I am working. Not sweating means I'm not. Elapsed Time also...

Temperature not withstanding... or...
04-03-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By Cougrrcj

That bike looks barely ridden, so I'm guessing...

That bike looks barely ridden, so I'm guessing that everything is original.

On my even older Fuji S-10S, I added safety levers initially since I was used to them on my previous bike. I took them...
04-03-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,367
Posted By Cougrrcj

Average RIDING speed or average speed over time? ...

Average RIDING speed or average speed over time? Two different things - depending on traffic lights, stop signs, etc. My 12.5-mile commute is usually completed in 42-44 minutes for an average...
Forum: Touring
03-20-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,883
Posted By Cougrrcj

Freeze-dried or MRE-like camp foods can be found...

Freeze-dried or MRE-like camp foods can be found at Walmart or just about any 'outdoors' store like Cabelas, Bass Pro, REI or Sportsman Warehouse from coast to coast.

MREs have come a long way...
Forum: Touring
03-20-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,883
Posted By Cougrrcj

What REALLY surprises me is that nobody in 94...

What REALLY surprises me is that nobody in 94 previous posts has brought up MREs. Yep, military food.

They come in all sorts of meal type varieties. No refrigeration required. Sealed for...
03-19-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,711
Posted By Cougrrcj

What is going to kill you (or make the bike feel...

What is going to kill you (or make the bike feel heavy) is rotating weight. Specifically, those HEAVY Marathon tires weigh somewhere near 740 grams each for 700x28. A lighter 'road' tire weighs...
03-10-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,711
Posted By Cougrrcj

My '86 Miyata 710 is just under 22 pounds now. ...

My '86 Miyata 710 is just under 22 pounds now. I cut well over a pound with a new wheelset and lighter tires/tubes. lesser rotating weight makes it feel like more weight was taken off than really...
Forum: Touring
03-06-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,459
Posted By Cougrrcj

I had planned out a solo credit-card tour around...

I had planned out a solo credit-card tour around the perimeter of the State of Ohio. 1050-ish miles, all told.

Starting where I live near Lake Erie, following the shoreline to the Pennsylvania...
03-04-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Cougrrcj

Most US-built bicycles and tricycles of the '50s...

Most US-built bicycles and tricycles of the '50s and 60s featured Troxel seats, so yes, I'd consider this thread to be pertinent to C&V! That's why I posted it! (and that I live less than 7 miles...
03-03-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Cougrrcj

Troxel Saddle Building Burns

The building that once held the Troxel bicycle saddle company burned. Very popular saddle company through the years...
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02-28-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By Cougrrcj

The Sears-bought Austrian-built by Puch 3-speed...

The Sears-bought Austrian-built by Puch 3-speed bikes that my parents bought around 1960 were labeled J.C.Higgins, and that branding went away in 1961. Ted Williams endorsed his name to Sears...
02-28-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,310
Posted By Cougrrcj

Untraceable cash and no taxes taken out? For...

Untraceable cash and no taxes taken out?

For a Billion dollars - Yes
For a Million dollars - Yes
For $100,000 - Probably
For $10,000 - No

The same dollar amounts would go for giving up my...
02-28-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,873
Posted By Cougrrcj

99% solo for me. I've done numerous group...

99% solo for me.

I've done numerous group rides - 40 years ago. We'd do century rides in a 2x6 (12-bike) double paceline, riding at ~25mph. The 'racer' group would be going even faster!. BUT, you...
Forum: Touring
02-28-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By Cougrrcj

Well, that's one way to get a Presta valve stem...

Well, that's one way to get a Presta valve stem cap that doesn't split and fall off, LOL! :D
Forum: Touring
02-28-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By Cougrrcj

At home I use a floor pump with a built-in...

At home I use a floor pump with a built-in pressure gauge that has a dual chuck to fit both Schrader and Presta vavles.

I have used my frame-mounted pumps exactly once in the last twenty+ years. ...
02-24-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By Cougrrcj

Exploratory (diagnositic) biopsy was the...

Exploratory (diagnositic) biopsy was the 30-needle (core sample) type. Hurt like a MoFo!

Post surgery biopsy was an actual full-tissue examination of the removed Prostate gland.
Forum: Touring
02-23-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,914
Posted By Cougrrcj

Waaaay back in the mid-late '70s I used...

Waaaay back in the mid-late '70s I used Cannondale Overlanders. I Still have a few sets that are 40+ years old. No, they're not 100% waterproof, but that's why they invented Zip-Loc bags!
02-23-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By Cougrrcj

The PSA 'number' is not as important as the RATE...

The PSA 'number' is not as important as the RATE of increase.

A age 51, mine was in the low 1.s. The next year it was in the mid 2s. Hmmm.... Doc says to recheck in six weeks -- tested at...
02-23-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,314
Posted By Cougrrcj

Play around with this Gear Calculator....

Play around with this Gear Calculator. https://www.gear-calculator.com/ Single/double/triple fronts and whatever rear freewheel/freehub cluster floats your boat.
02-14-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,314
Posted By Cougrrcj

Ahem - 1975 is most certainly vintage!!! ...

Ahem - 1975 is most certainly vintage!!!
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1026x605/_75_fuji_s_10s_ccbf03c4fcc709e0ea9b38e142890d67754b6602.jpg

and so is 1984!...
02-14-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,327
Posted By Cougrrcj

You'd be surprised at some of the higher-end...

You'd be surprised at some of the higher-end bikes that end up getting donated to charity thrift stores. The stores don't do a thing to them and bikes can purchased for as little as $20. I'm...
02-07-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,652
Posted By Cougrrcj

Survival instinct. We forget pain. If not,...

Survival instinct. We forget pain. If not, would any woman that has ever delivered a child want to go through that pain again?

I've dislocated my right knee five times, the left knee twice... ...
02-07-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,968
Posted By Cougrrcj

Back in the '70s, my folks had a '69 F250,...

Back in the '70s, my folks had a '69 F250, standard cab, 8' bed - and a 11-1/2' slide in camper. Truck was weighed empty and again with the camper - the thing was soooo heavy and hanging off the...
Forum: Touring
02-05-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,206
Posted By Cougrrcj

In your case of dense fog, DEFINITELY a bright...

In your case of dense fog, DEFINITELY a bright strobe!!! ANY aid to make yourself more visible to others (car divers) is a bonus! That 1-3 seconds of extra visual awareness to others could be a...
02-05-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,323
Posted By Cougrrcj

I have more bikes than I can ride, so I'm willing...

I have more bikes than I can ride, so I'm willing to let persons (vetted BF.net members) that would appreciate them the opportunity to ride them if they should so desire.

BUT The 'problem' is...
02-05-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,037
Posted By Cougrrcj

I like it!

Nice solution! I'm gonna be needing a new storage solution as well when the Wife and I move South for Retirement in a couple years. BUT - we just bought a lot on a 'hill' that will require a...
02-05-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 255,996
Posted By Cougrrcj

"Wish it was in my size, would have kept it" ...

"Wish it was in my size, would have kept it"
Meaning you probably already passed it on... If you give us some hint of your preferred size, there are several of us here on BF.net that are willing...
02-05-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,218
Posted By Cougrrcj

And this comes up, comparing touring bikes...

And this comes up, comparing touring bikes BITD... https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1215440-road-test-bike-review-1985-buyers-guide-5-loaded-touring-models.html
Forum: Touring
02-01-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,206
Posted By Cougrrcj

USCG life vest strobe zip-tied to rear rack. I...

USCG life vest strobe zip-tied to rear rack. I used the yellow lens instead of clear.
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01-31-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 32,477
Posted By Cougrrcj

My previous post in this thread was a bit...

My previous post in this thread was a bit off-topic, so how about a pair of red/maroon Miyatas?

The first was too big for me (I bought it knowing it wouldn't fit me and because I couldn't see...
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