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01-15-17, 10:11 AM
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Posted By bulldog1935

I heard south of the border the pee in Lone Star...

I heard south of the border the pee in Lone Star bottles and mail them back north.
It may not be true.
01-15-17, 10:02 AM
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Posted By bulldog1935

go El Paso.

go El Paso.
01-15-17, 09:55 AM
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Posted By bulldog1935

here's what my avatar is about - c. 1920 Leonard...

here's what my avatar is about - c. 1920 Leonard Fairy Catskill No. 39 rod (a true 3-wt) and matching Pflueger Golden West reel (and a Rio Chama brown)
...
01-15-17, 09:37 AM
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Posted By bulldog1935

yes, that's the point. Bikefish Morris Ranch...

yes, that's the point. Bikefish Morris Ranch Road at the Pedernales headwaters. The pannier is carrying fishing bag and wet-wading shoes. That's a 30" rod tube. I have an 18" rod tube that fits...
01-15-17, 06:06 AM
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Posted By bulldog1935

My buddy recently bought the GMC small pickup...

My buddy recently bought the GMC small pickup with the Italian turbodiesel and 7sp automatic.
It's a roomy 4-dr with a small but usable bed, and he gets 32 mpg in town.

Not his truck, but mine...
01-15-17, 04:57 AM
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Posted By bulldog1935

Since this is the place to put it, throwing up...

Since this is the place to put it, throwing up the toe-clip touring shoes I sprung for my own birthday last summer, and am very fond of these:

Mamnick Hibell Touring Shoe...
01-15-17, 04:36 AM
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Posted By bulldog1935

backing up this much. For me, I would put...

backing up this much.

For me, I would put a B17 on that bike. While I'm not quite lean and racy, I obviously ride the miles.

Might be different for you. And we really don't know enough...
01-15-17, 04:25 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By bulldog1935

what you didn't see is the guy you're talking...

what you didn't see is the guy you're talking about placed a bid.
X-number of people also placed their bids, but since his was higher you only see that his bid was already higher - he didn't...
01-14-17, 09:37 PM
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Posted By bulldog1935

I would put a B17 on that bike. I know of...

I would put a B17 on that bike.
I know of seatpost bolts that use 4mm (Thomson), 5mm, and 6mm (Nitto, Campy) allen wrenches, so you're going to have test it.
01-14-17, 08:44 PM
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Posted By bulldog1935

use a sniping program, enter your honest maximum...

use a sniping program, enter your honest maximum bid, go away and forget about it

what you're describing is like caring about trolls on a bicycle forum

you can only control you, but if you use...
01-14-17, 07:37 PM
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Posted By bulldog1935

and here is the Campy Cambio Corsa in action ...

and here is the Campy Cambio Corsa in action

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7rjurYxcNI
01-14-17, 07:25 PM
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Posted By bulldog1935

anything left on a sidebox smoker for a day is a...

anything left on a sidebox smoker for a day is a delicacy - venison flanks and backstrap

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v728/bulldog1935/decoy/bambi.jpg
Forum: Touring
01-14-17, 04:59 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By bulldog1935

SKF BB are only imported to the US by Compass...

SKF BB are only imported to the US by Compass cycles. But they're sold in Europe, as well. They also get very good reviews by other than Compass cycles.
01-14-17, 04:56 PM
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Posted By bulldog1935

I can open any post I choose, and when I see them...

I can open any post I choose, and when I see them bantering back and forth, occasionally inspect and laugh

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v728/bulldog1935/estes/bike/aP3300007.jpg
Forum: Touring
01-14-17, 12:20 PM
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Posted By bulldog1935

kinda tough to call SKF roller bearings...

kinda tough to call SKF roller bearings "boutique"

http://68.media.tumblr.com/762931546a2e8025aa3ba7517e7f1673/tumblr_inline_mx6hn4btZv1so5a13.jpg
01-14-17, 11:59 AM
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Posted By bulldog1935

I do think it's funny when people on my ignore...

I do think it's funny when people on my ignore list are trolling each other

and no, my list is Very Stable. I occasionally remove individuals from it and then find there was no need to remove...
01-14-17, 07:42 AM
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Posted By bulldog1935

(somebody was supposed to say What Basket?) ...

(somebody was supposed to say What Basket?)

it's often pointless being a straight man around here, humor is in high demand


and Fred has a sense of humor
01-14-17, 05:09 AM
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Posted By bulldog1935

and careful of Archtype Doris - she will blow up...

and careful of Archtype Doris - she will blow up your train - who knows what's hidden in that basket

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v728/bulldog1935/Raleigh/irma%20demrick.jpg
01-14-17, 04:44 AM
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Posted By bulldog1935

Rivet Loveland - this is a very good price, I...

Rivet Loveland - this is a very good price, I would grab it.
Loveland - Rivet Cycle Works (http://rivetcycleworks.com/product/loveland/)
01-14-17, 04:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,217
Posted By bulldog1935

I bought a VAR peanut butter wrench from Mel...

I bought a VAR peanut butter wrench from Mel Pinto - it was easy, we swapped e-mails and paypal invoice
01-13-17, 09:11 PM
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Views: 10,938
Posted By bulldog1935

that's a 144bcd Strada clone - smallest ring made...

that's a 144bcd Strada clone - smallest ring made is TA 41T

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1520/2468/products/ZW5RTv36QoeHeevJ2V09_FAIRFAX_CRANKSET_CHROME_01_2048x@2x.jpg
01-13-17, 09:09 PM
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Posted By bulldog1935

no, Archtype Fred is on a Lightweight, and...

no, Archtype Fred is on a Lightweight, and pedaled from Germany to Spain

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v728/bulldog1935/Raleigh/GE1.jpg
01-13-17, 09:04 PM
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Posted By bulldog1935

the thicker sections of aluminum crank arms does...

the thicker sections of aluminum crank arms does make the geometry stiffer than thinner steel, but 3-arm cottered steel 1x cranks are classy.
01-13-17, 08:43 PM
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Posted By bulldog1935

probably greater stiffness in the chainrings with...

probably greater stiffness in the chainrings with more arms, depending on the design of the rings
01-13-17, 08:36 PM
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Posted By bulldog1935

looks good Tad

looks good Tad
01-13-17, 03:22 PM
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Posted By bulldog1935

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v728/bulldog1935...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v728/bulldog1935/estes/Erin%20II/cP5300005.jpg

Smitty's market.
Bring your knife. They have a pullpit on the wall with a butcher knife on a chain. If you...
01-13-17, 02:59 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,397
Posted By bulldog1935

no, I can speak for myself just fine - you do not...

no, I can speak for myself just fine - you do not need to claim to speak for me, nor do you have the right - the premise of this thread is that people over 50 who want to start biking should beat the...
01-13-17, 02:20 PM
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Posted By bulldog1935

Fred was here - these same not-hammered Honjos...

Fred was here - these same not-hammered Honjos kept my International clean for 50 messy miles this week.
...
01-13-17, 02:15 PM
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Posted By bulldog1935

Poor visibility is not a misconception. If I...

Poor visibility is not a misconception. If I stand up on my bike, I can be seen over other vehicles, as well as see over them.
01-13-17, 01:44 PM
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Posted By bulldog1935

pretty fixies, which I don't normally like - or...

pretty fixies, which I don't normally like - or at least don't have a use for in my hills.

Just finished 107 mi for the week. Going to my daughter's wrestling tournament this weekend, beginning...
01-13-17, 10:05 AM
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Posted By bulldog1935

I flew to Africa on Delta and Air France. Delta...

I flew to Africa on Delta and Air France. Delta had the best wine (CA), and Air France had the best food.
And when the Air France female flight attendant woke you asking if you wanted orange...
01-13-17, 09:59 AM
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Posted By bulldog1935

the saddle in the photos has chrome rails, so...

the saddle in the photos has chrome rails, so it's not a Select - it's a Special, so it was probably honey and has darkened with age.
01-13-17, 08:39 AM
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Posted By bulldog1935

Texas bottles the best smoky white, Becker...

Texas bottles the best smoky white, Becker Viognier (better than any French Viognier). If you can't choose, tough to beat a Cuvee. It's the vintner's personal favorite blend of all his grapes.
01-13-17, 08:09 AM
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Posted By bulldog1935

I was thinking stealth Fred.

I was thinking stealth Fred.
01-13-17, 08:08 AM
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Posted By bulldog1935

If you need fasteners, Mr. Metric is really handy.

If you need fasteners, Mr. Metric is really handy.
01-13-17, 07:09 AM
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Posted By bulldog1935

20 kt wind, that's tough - when it gets much...

20 kt wind, that's tough - when it gets much above 15 kt, I usually stay home from cycling, kayaking, flyfishing.
Of course I live in massive hills, and it's a 400' climb with up to 14% grade to...
01-12-17, 11:27 PM
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Views: 6,221
Posted By bulldog1935

only 3M - don't buy any that doesn't say this - I...

only 3M - don't buy any that doesn't say this - I bought a small piece from an ebay vendor that was just vinyl with no adhesive.
01-12-17, 10:59 PM
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Posted By bulldog1935

only a Fred would figure this out ...

only a Fred would figure this out

https://img0.etsystatic.com/029/2/7036980/il_875xN.588075408_r3gy.jpg
01-12-17, 10:33 PM
Replies: 366
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Posted By bulldog1935

have a Suunto surveyor's compass that I've...

have a Suunto surveyor's compass that I've carried in the map pocket on a rando bag before (many times), but never really paid it any mind.
I found a really small handlebar 1/4-20 camera mount and...
01-12-17, 10:16 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,397
Posted By bulldog1935

are you kidding? I had a Midshipman 3rd class...

are you kidding? I had a Midshipman 3rd class summer cruise in the eastern Med and stomped around southern Italy.
Two weeks in Taranto for repairs and the midshipmen were released from in-port...
01-12-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,397
Posted By bulldog1935

but you didn't start here at 63. The OP is...

but you didn't start here at 63.
The OP is asking about taking up cycling (or really telling)
An aggressive handling bike that requires good balance in your core muscles is a goal, not a starting...
01-12-17, 03:55 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,397
Posted By bulldog1935

thanks, I understand I'm running 38mm...

thanks, I understand

I'm running 38mm Barlows on the Viner now (latex tubes), and it bunny hops
01-12-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,397
Posted By bulldog1935

if that's about my Viner, I've been out 88 mi on...

if that's about my Viner, I've been out 88 mi on that bike - it's a distance bike.
01-12-17, 03:21 PM
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Posted By bulldog1935

of course not, but if you try to shop for a bike...

of course not, but if you try to shop for a bike like the Clem at your LBS or megastore, that's what they'll sell you.

A good upright bike does not have to be a dog.
Here's what I built for me,...
01-12-17, 03:15 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,397
Posted By bulldog1935

I can still think of Many places where I could be...

I can still think of Many places where I could be seen and you couldn't
01-12-17, 02:52 PM
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Views: 8,397
Posted By bulldog1935

I'm going to add one thing about recumbent that...

I'm going to add one thing about recumbent that applies more so to trikes - it's hard to see, and even harder to be seen.
Tight squeezes don't even exist - they are accidents.
If you don't need...
01-12-17, 02:42 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 18,899
Posted By bulldog1935

you just defined poseur, not Fred

you just defined poseur, not Fred
01-12-17, 02:34 PM
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Views: 5,378
Posted By bulldog1935

The Alamo Heights guys are great, and good...

The Alamo Heights guys are great, and good coffee.
Howard from Schertz (Action Bikes) leads a group arriving there before 7am on Sunday, and we proceed downtown on deserted streets.
01-12-17, 02:09 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,397
Posted By bulldog1935

It's not always that (people like to talk about...

It's not always that (people like to talk about their experience), but did I ever tell you about the time my mom killed my dad? He passed out from his kidney meds and low BP. My mom put a nitro tab...
01-12-17, 01:50 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 18,899
Posted By bulldog1935

that's pretty good In our downtown group...

that's pretty good

In our downtown group ride, they love my Sigma brake light, and it can be very handy on greenways/MUP
...
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