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Posted By MrEWorm

I'm pretty sure it's GO rather than GD. Will...

I'm pretty sure it's GO rather than GD. Will double check in the day light. Even if it is 68, it is still over 45 years old.
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Posted By MrEWorm

I bought it for 16 year old Grandson to ide when...

I bought it for 16 year old Grandson to ide when he visits for July 4th week. I posted it on Craigslist and will sell after the holiday.
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Posted By MrEWorm

It looks like we are both wrong. I just double...

It looks like we are both wrong. I just double checked the serial number appears to indicate it was manufactured July 1960. I bought it for Grandkids to ride when they visit. They will be here for...
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Posted By MrEWorm

The serial number is on the left drop out GO39169...

The serial number is on the left drop out GO39169 appears to be from December of 1952. A friend of mine just dropped by the house. He worked for Schwinn in Chicago way back in history. He told me...
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Posted By MrEWorm

Schwinn DeLuxe Speedster

I found this Schwinn Deluxe Speedster at a garage sale. I'm pretty sure the rust will come right out of the chrome. I couldn't find a serial number to determine the year. It is a Chicago made bike....
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Posted By MrEWorm

1978 Raleigh Grand Prix

I found this 1978 Raleigh Grand Prix serial # NB8067603. It appears to have never been ridden. The tires hold air despite some dry rot. The Brooks saddle looks like it just came out of a box. Any...
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Posted By MrEWorm

Thanks

Thanks
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Posted By MrEWorm

More pice

More pice
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Posted By MrEWorm

1978 Raleigh Grand Prix

I found this 1978 Grand Prix serial # NB8067603. It appears to have never been ridden. The tires hold air despite some dry rot. The Brooks saddle looks like it just came out of a box. Any idea on the...
Forum: Recumbent
02-16-08, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,513
Posted By MrEWorm

The video looks like fun....downhill. I notice...

The video looks like fun....downhill. I notice there are no vid segments of pedaling uphill on it. The steering reminds me of a "Red Baron" trike that on of the kids had 25-30 years ago.
Forum: Recumbent
02-16-08, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,513
Posted By MrEWorm

HAMMACHER SCHLEMMER $399 3 Wheel Recumbent Cruiser

It could be that this has been discussed already but I ran a search for HAMMACHER in this forum and didn't come up with anything. Has anyone ridden one of these?
...
01-26-08, 06:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,191
Posted By MrEWorm

It's natures way of saying "See a...

It's natures way of saying "See a Doctor"
10-25-07, 09:02 PM
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Views: 1,335
Posted By MrEWorm

some road bike geometries just dont dit saddles...

some road bike geometries just dont dit saddles right
10-07-07, 03:04 PM
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Views: 3,522
Posted By MrEWorm

I have a Fuji (carbon) Pro. The geometry will not...

I have a Fuji (carbon) Pro. The geometry will not allow a Brooks B-17 to fit. Using a seatpost with max offset, I have a Brooks Swift on this bike.
09-21-07, 06:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,510
Posted By MrEWorm

Yeah, don't hang out with those Brooksies. Those...

Yeah, don't hang out with those Brooksies. Those guys just slack off, smoking leather and snorting proofde. These lazy bums are out riding bicycles when they should be at work.
They are...
09-08-07, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By MrEWorm

Search the forum for mentions of the Brooks B17....

Search the forum for mentions of the Brooks B17. It deserves all the praise that it gets. It's good looking too.
08-30-07, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,825
Posted By MrEWorm

The Swift felt better this morning. I think I'm...

The Swift felt better this morning. I think I'm breaking in my butt rather than breaking in the saddle.
08-30-07, 05:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,825
Posted By MrEWorm

I have a tool wedge under my seats so that water...

I have a tool wedge under my seats so that water damage from underneath is minimal. I treat the underside annually and the tops 2-3 times per year.

I typically wear some off the shelf microfiber...
08-28-07, 05:55 AM
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Views: 5,825
Posted By MrEWorm

I have 2 B17's and a Swift. The first B17...

I have 2 B17's and a Swift.
The first B17 (black) was broken in after 300-500 miles and is very comfortable.
The second B17 (Honey) was comfortable right out of the box. Becuase of these, I have...
08-09-07, 10:56 AM
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Views: 3,197
Posted By MrEWorm

I have the steel Surly Cross-check and a carbon...

I have the steel Surly Cross-check and a carbon framed Fuji road bike. The Surly rides better. Unless you are really in shape and really racing , the steel won't make you slow.
08-08-07, 05:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By MrEWorm

As far as basic bikes, take a look at Cross style...

As far as basic bikes, take a look at Cross style bikes. I found them more comfortable than other styles. Go to the bike store and ask about Surly Cross-check or other cross bikes.
08-01-07, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,104
Posted By MrEWorm

I have a B17 on my cross check. Very comfortable....

I have a B17 on my cross check. Very comfortable. You can put the proofhide on the underside as well.
07-30-07, 04:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,841
Posted By MrEWorm

I just ordered the Swift model for my road bike....

I just ordered the Swift model for my road bike. The fellow from Wallingford emailed me photos of the rails and it looks like that will work with the offset. To have a Brooks that fits on my...
07-29-07, 09:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,841
Posted By MrEWorm

Have any of you tried the Brooks Swift? I love...

Have any of you tried the Brooks Swift? I love the B-17 but it won't position correctly, even with maximum offset seatpost. I understand that the Swift has longer seat rails so it may fit my cf bike....
07-26-07, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By MrEWorm

I received this email from Brooks Saddles this...

I received this email from Brooks Saddles this morning

"Brooks have tried to lengthen the rails on all models, but found that this was actually only possible on two models; The Swallow and the...
07-23-07, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By MrEWorm

I have a cf Fuji Pro that has a different...

I have a cf Fuji Pro that has a different geometry. The mounting rails underneath the Brooks are much shorter than on most newer saddle deisgns. I am unable to set the Brooks back far enough to make...
07-23-07, 05:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By MrEWorm

The Brooks B17 works wonderfully on my...

The Brooks B17 works wonderfully on my Cross-check. I have not found a way to mount a brooks on my nroadbike as the geometry is very different
07-18-07, 04:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,819
Posted By MrEWorm

I have ridden B17's for a few years. Love them....

I have ridden B17's for a few years. Love them. The only problem I have is that the offset on my Fuji carbon bike will not allow the Brooks. I have put the seat post with the most offset ever, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-07, 05:45 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,686
Posted By MrEWorm

As a clydesdale I can tell you this. If I ever...

As a clydesdale I can tell you this. If I ever find a jersey that fits, I would probably wear it. All of the teams, clubs and events would be too embarassed to print one in my size. Can't even get a...
07-12-07, 05:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By MrEWorm

I have a scross check, a fuji pro carbon road...

I have a scross check, a fuji pro carbon road weight weenie, and a trek police bike (for a mountain bike). Usually the cross check is the bike that I take. It feels right.
07-11-07, 06:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,850
Posted By MrEWorm

Mavic Open Pros. I vary from 250-280 and they...

Mavic Open Pros. I vary from 250-280 and they have held up for me ona cross bike
07-07-07, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By MrEWorm

Ride, ride , ride. If something breaks, fix it. ...

Ride, ride , ride. If something breaks, fix it. And enjoy the Brooks.
07-03-07, 02:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By MrEWorm

My latest scooter is a 100th anniversary Harley...

My latest scooter is a 100th anniversary Harley Dyna Sport. Totally impractical, but cool. :)
07-02-07, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By MrEWorm

On again - off again - 0n again

I feel like I'm on a Merry-go-round. I bought a bike, rode for a year. Got bored and bought a Harley, rode for a year. Got scared, sold Harley and bought another bike, rode for a year. You guessed...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-03-06, 11:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,113
Posted By MrEWorm

I have a wedding in Houston, TX on Friday the...

I have a wedding in Houston, TX on Friday the 22nd and will be traveling that wekend to get back to Aurora.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-06, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 842
Posted By MrEWorm

Check out rummage sales in your neighborhood this...

Check out rummage sales in your neighborhood this Saturday. You will probably find an older bike for $25-50. It may not be the best fit but it will be your best value.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-06, 05:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,678
Posted By MrEWorm

I think I got the poison ivy and sunburn where...

I think I got the poison ivy and sunburn where the bikes rejoined hwy 40. It was about 12 miles after the lunch. I waited at the corner with water refills for my riders. No restrooms there, so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-06, 06:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,678
Posted By MrEWorm

Congratulations to all who participated. Those...

Congratulations to all who participated. Those who finished have a medal, a jersey, and a story to tell their co-workers who think bikes are for going to the Dairy Queen.

As a PSV driver, I got...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-06, 09:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,678
Posted By MrEWorm

I drove the PSV for Psimet2000 and aham23. I...

I drove the PSV for Psimet2000 and aham23.
I was very impressed with how well the event was organized. Over 1,000 bicycles (and bicyclist egos), hundreds of PSV vehicles and so few incidents. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-06, 06:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,856
Posted By MrEWorm

I'ld rather go to prison.

I'ld rather go to prison.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-06, 06:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,856
Posted By MrEWorm

Kimbercop, Psimet2001 took me on the same trail....

Kimbercop, Psimet2001 took me on the same trail. When I rode it with him, he arranged for a couple deer to jump out and flatten my tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-06, 06:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,919
Posted By MrEWorm

Great write up. Maybe I'll be able to do a...

Great write up. Maybe I'll be able to do a century next year (if I attach a Whizzer motor).
06-03-06, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3,507
Views: 2,419,965
Posted By MrEWorm

I had a similar problem. My son-in-law suggested...

I had a similar problem. My son-in-law suggested that my rear gear cassette should be changed out to a wider range. The new gears were about $50 for Ultegra 10 (Performance bike shop- Naperville,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-06, 06:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,025
Posted By MrEWorm

I got a B17 for my Cross-Check three years ago....

I got a B17 for my Cross-Check three years ago. It broke in at about 800 miles and I haven't had to wear padded shorts since then. (I like being able to wear whatever pants I want rather than bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-06, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By MrEWorm

I have purchased two bikes at the Performance...

I have purchased two bikes at the Performance store in Naperville, IL. Both Performance experiences were very good. I have also purchased bikes from 3-4 other LBS shops.
My suggestion: Talk to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-06, 06:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,438
Posted By MrEWorm

On my mountain bike I have a Schwinn computer...

On my mountain bike I have a Schwinn computer that does not have cadence. What I like about it is that it automatically changes display every few seconds. Glance down and you can see: Speed, Avg...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-06, 06:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,666
Posted By MrEWorm

Why did you replace it? Problems? Just too heavy?

Why did you replace it? Problems? Just too heavy?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-06, 06:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,666
Posted By MrEWorm

I just ordered the Oval Concepts Aergo seatpost...

I just ordered the Oval Concepts Aergo seatpost because I couldn't a Brooks B17 in a comfortable postion on my new road bike. May I ask what you paid for the post?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-06, 06:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,551
Posted By MrEWorm

I think my grandson, born 3/21/06, may be...

I think my grandson, born 3/21/06, may be 'genetically gifted'. During the pregnancy he was pedaling instead of kicking.
Where can you get tour de France diapers?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-06, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 790
Posted By MrEWorm

This one comes with MUCH cheaper wheels than the...

This one comes with MUCH cheaper wheels than the first one.
Something for nothing? Not.
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