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03-27-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,237
Posted By jleeg

Frame is purchased. Awaiting wheels and gruppo....

Frame is purchased. Awaiting wheels and gruppo. No giveaways so stay tuned!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 20,048
Posted By jleeg

It’s coming fro the head tube. No doubt...

It’s coming fro the head tube. No doubt whatsoever. My bike is 29 years old and the steerer tube is obviously failing. So I lubed the front quick release and dropout and fixed it.
02-28-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By jleeg

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Built for me by Rodney.
02-05-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,237
Posted By jleeg

Issue: Is the innovation I’d get in a new bike...

Issue: Is the innovation I’d get in a new bike significant enough in terms of safety and performance? Wider tires can’t be accomplished on this bike, modern geometries and weight can bring a more...
02-05-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,237
Posted By jleeg

The Merlin is a road bike. One thing I’m clear...

The Merlin is a road bike. One thing I’m clear about is the 12 speed. I live in hill country!
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02-05-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,237
Posted By jleeg

New bike at 70?

These rambling obsessive musings are not foreign here but that doesnít make them any less self indulgent. Fair warning.

Iím 69, but will likely be 70 on arrival if I go for it.

Iím a roadie. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,896
Posted By jleeg

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I purchased my Merlin in 1993 and finally swapped...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,801
Posted By jleeg

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This is my daily ride....I bought it in June 1993...
01-12-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,230
Posted By jleeg

You’re making me cry. I had a Raleigh Pro. So...

You’re making me cry. I had a Raleigh Pro. So gorgeous. Sigh. $800 new, with Campy Nuovo Record (still riding the components, frame was a tad large so sold it).
12-24-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Posted By jleeg

Welcome back, youngster.

Welcome back, youngster.
12-04-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,991
Posted By jleeg

When I get elected, remember that I ride a Merlin...

When I get elected, remember that I ride a Merlin titanium. Also that I’m very fast for my age.
12-04-20, 08:11 PM
11-28-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,969
Posted By jleeg

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1978 or 79 Moseman made for me by Rodney Moseman,...
11-26-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By jleeg

Thanksgiving and the musings of a self-indulgent but grateful cyclist

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Not I; just feeling that way.

Happy Thanksgiving all. I'm thinking...
11-24-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,729
Posted By jleeg

Smoke

Smoke
11-24-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,729
Posted By jleeg

I have some expensive photochromic glasses for...

I have some expensive photochromic glasses for fly fishing. Polarized lenses are a must for seeing fish. I also go for glass lenses as thy are more scratch resistant, though can break. So, I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2,673
Views: 439,781
Posted By jleeg

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11-22-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,502
Posted By jleeg

It’s a Joe Graham (he traded as Lenox Designs). I...

It’s a Joe Graham (he traded as Lenox Designs). I made that about 5 years ago in a weeklong workshop at his studio in northern Ohio). Other than the occasional use of a power drill, it was done with...
11-22-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,502
Posted By jleeg

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My setup has been known to support a cigar and...
11-22-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,588
Posted By jleeg

Now that I have some months and miles on my “new”...

Now that I have some months and miles on my “new” mt bike, I can fill you in on my experience since initiating this thread. I bought a 2018 Specialized Epic FSR Expert. Seems like the name is too...
11-18-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,791
Posted By jleeg

Chrissroger9, why the false attribution (the last...

Chrissroger9, why the false attribution (the last paragraph of my post that you “quoted” was modified)? If to make fun of an old man rant “that in my day we...and we LIKED it”, I’ll own it. Call me...
11-17-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,502
Posted By jleeg

My iPad is adequate. I put it on the music stand...

My iPad is adequate. I put it on the music stand and can easily see all.
11-16-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,502
Posted By jleeg

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By jleeg

Ask seller to take a tape to it?

Ask seller to take a tape to it?
11-15-20, 03:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,791
Posted By jleeg

My short answer is to study the sites of cycle...

My short answer is to study the sites of cycle clothing purveyors and buy what covers your likely temperature and weather conditions. Most outfits cover a wide range. Donít fear layering as modern...
11-01-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,150
Posted By jleeg

Iíve been around this discussion for over 40...

Iíve been around this discussion for over 40 years (Iím 69). In my climbing days (rock/ice/mts) ascending a frozen icefall included intervals of intense prolonged effort followed by long standing...
11-01-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,216
Posted By jleeg

As a fellow soon-to-be septuagenarian, I...

As a fellow soon-to-be septuagenarian, I encourage you to get on a bike. Do you have a friend who cycles, or a friend of a friend, you could talk to? It can be confusing but it’s not worth fretting...
10-27-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,820
Posted By jleeg

Good hat. Helps keep core temp up so extremities...

Good hat. Helps keep core temp up so extremities stay warmer longer.
10-23-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,482
Posted By jleeg

48 years ago I was a college student riding my...

48 years ago I was a college student riding my bike on a lovely spring day. I passed a line of stopped vehicles in a left turn lane, singing to myself as I did so. A cop that I passed chased me down...
10-23-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,001
Posted By jleeg

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Feeling as fit in my 70th year as I did decades...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 17,096
Posted By jleeg

Well, I think it solves a problem. When your...

Well, I think it solves a problem. When your fingers are so cold and devoid of strength wouldn’t electronic shifting be easier? I was assuming so the other morning when it was cold and I had a had...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,483
Posted By jleeg

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Iím a big fan of lugged steel racers, but in Ď93 I...
09-21-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3,270
Views: 326,472
Posted By jleeg

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Does this count? If so, it was my first helmet. (No,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,283
Posted By jleeg

Well, at least two of will be shopping for 23s.

Well, at least two of will be shopping for 23s.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,650
Posted By jleeg

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My 93 Merlin with a modern gruppo. Still loving the...
09-13-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,588
Posted By jleeg

Keep talking....really enjoying your insights. ...

Keep talking....really enjoying your insights. Still in a quandary but will come out the other side.
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09-13-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,588
Posted By jleeg

The advise I’m looking for, thanks gents. Think...

The advise I’m looking for, thanks gents. Think I’ll take the old hardtail to Redmond and a test run. That will reveal much, I’m sure.
09-13-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,028
Posted By jleeg

A very sensible post and good suggestions. In my...

A very sensible post and good suggestions. In my 50s, I departed a Grand Canyon float trip at a remote location with a long hike back to any civilization (the risk taken so I could get back to work 2...
09-12-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,588
Posted By jleeg

Technical trail riding - staring at my age?

Iím 69 and riding 5 or 6 days a week on the road. A typical ride is 32 miles with almost 2 k of climbing that I cover in 18+ mph. Iíll do longer rides on weekends with a few others. Iíd like to take...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 114,657
Posted By jleeg

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09-07-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,835
Posted By jleeg

ďCautionĒ is relative. Iím riding better at 69...

ďCautionĒ is relative. Iím riding better at 69 than over the recent past because I got back into cycling and ride the road 6 days most weeks with big climbs and descents. With better handling...
08-31-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,199
Posted By jleeg

Iím a serial hobbyist. Have done lots more over...

Iím a serial hobbyist. Have done lots more over my 69 years and suppose Iíd be better at one or two things if I concentrated or gave up lawyering.

Bonsai - design, growing, display
Bread baking...
08-31-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,724
Posted By jleeg

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My initials on the top tube
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2,673
Views: 439,781
Posted By jleeg

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08-25-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 917
Posted By jleeg

Started cycling again after a 20 year fly fishing...

Started cycling again after a 20 year fly fishing hiatus. Two old climbing, biking and fishing friends now living on the w coast coast convinced me (not hard) to join them on the Eroica California...
07-23-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,363
Posted By jleeg

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,650
Posted By jleeg

Ok, it’s a Merlin, but wasn’t it acquired by LS...

Ok, it’s a Merlin, but wasn’t it acquired by LS and held by it for a while? Bought in ‘93 with Campy Chorus and some Record, 8 speed, replaced with Campy 12 about 5 weeks ago. Perfectly happy with it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,261
Posted By jleeg

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Did this in the 90s. Last 30 miles are uphill but for...
06-24-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By jleeg

Old man whups youngster

Iím two months shy of 69. My younger son, 31, a former division 1 swimmer, has been quarantined with us for 3 months. Heís expressed his approval of my return to cycling after a 15 yr hiatus, but...
06-18-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,893
Posted By jleeg

If I don’t feel like it, I won’t ride, unless I...

If I don’t feel like it, I won’t ride, unless I feel like it.
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