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07-14-21, 11:55 AM
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Posted By JJScaliger

Yeah pave, my bad. I think it looks like I'm...

Yeah pave, my bad. I think it looks like I'm trying too hard to color coordinate with my bike....
07-11-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2,053
Views: 218,897
Posted By JJScaliger

I've been riding Vittoria Paris Roubaix sew-ups...

I've been riding Vittoria Paris Roubaix sew-ups on my Bates for commuting and regular rides. They ride quite nice and are robust and comfortable. The only thing I don't care for is the green...
04-09-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 27,848
Posted By JJScaliger

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Bates B.A.R.

I've been commuting to work on the Bates this year. 10...
04-09-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By JJScaliger

Super cool! I was just looking at the other...

Super cool! I was just looking at the other pictures. I would switch the rear mech to Cyclo Benelux. What are the hubs?
12-11-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,756
Posted By JJScaliger

I think this too. When I first set up my Bates...

I think this too. When I first set up my Bates with a flip flop 46x18 I thought it would relegate my rides to flat routes, but the more I rode and gained confidence in my capabilities the hills I...
11-27-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,915
Posted By JJScaliger

You're the best! Thank you for this valuable...

You're the best! Thank you for this valuable resource!
11-27-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17,609
Views: 1,933,519
Posted By JJScaliger

Thanks, I was just being lazy about the wheel. I...

Thanks, I was just being lazy about the wheel. I fixed the spoke Weds and glued on a new tire today. I had been running my cheap spare for 500 miles.

My Bates is a Bates of London B.A.R. before...
11-26-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17,609
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Posted By JJScaliger

Roger that. They are always salmoning up the...

Roger that. They are always salmoning up the road. I almost hit an obstinant one a couple of months ago right at the crest of a steep hill. I had my head down, grinding through it and he didn't...
11-26-20, 12:15 PM
11-22-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17,609
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Posted By JJScaliger

I picked myself up, straightened my handlebar and...

I picked myself up, straightened my handlebar and saddle and rode away. The owner offered me a glass of water!? A couple of miles down the road I stopped and inspected the frame. A huge sigh of...
11-22-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17,609
Views: 1,933,519
Posted By JJScaliger

I rode 32 miles today, mostly in Coventry. Temp...

I rode 32 miles today, mostly in Coventry. Temp was 45, a gray November day. I got off to a rough start by hitting my neighbor's dog. It was more like an open field tackle by the little guy. He...
11-21-20, 07:41 PM
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Posted By JJScaliger

It's a slippery slope... ...

It's a slippery slope...

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o222/hpsworkshop/RWHetchins1.jpg

My eyes hurt!
11-21-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,157
Posted By JJScaliger

Heres a picture of mine from a couple of days...

Heres a picture of mine from a couple of days ago.
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Dawes Galaxy

I...
11-18-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,600
Posted By JJScaliger

119,200 on Galaga at a sandwich shop last year. ...

119,200 on Galaga at a sandwich shop last year. Won $10 off my buddy. Beat him a month later at Chelo's, but score not as good.
11-17-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By JJScaliger

Beautiful bike, but does the cable routing look...

Beautiful bike, but does the cable routing look weird?
11-17-20, 08:02 PM
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Posted By JJScaliger

I always liked those tires back when I rode mtb.

I always liked those tires back when I rode mtb.
11-14-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17,609
Views: 1,933,519
Posted By JJScaliger

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-j4TC...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-j4TCvZ5/0/a716b319/XL/IMG_0360-XL.jpg
Me too!
11-14-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17,609
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Posted By JJScaliger

What a difference a week makes; temp 77 last...

What a difference a week makes; temp 77 last weekend 45 this afternoon. I managed my short 22 mile Roger Williams Park loop today. 5 laps with a little urban riding to get there.
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11-08-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17,609
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Posted By JJScaliger

I rode 30 miles fixed today in Scituate on my...

I rode 30 miles fixed today in Scituate on my Bates.
Temp may set a record high, around 77.

There was a 4.1 earthquake in SE Mass today that we could feel here. Not a common occurrence.
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11-02-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 100,063
Posted By JJScaliger

Diadrant forks, Bates proprietrary design. ...

Diadrant forks, Bates proprietrary design.

https://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/classic_builders/bates-cycles

I didn't weight the frame before I built it up, but the frame seemed pretty light...
10-21-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,441
Posted By JJScaliger

This is very interesting! I have a NOS Everest...

This is very interesting! I have a NOS Everest freewheel that was sold to me as English thread but maybe Italian thread, as there is no marking on back of freewheel, if this rubric works for Everest....
10-17-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 100,063
Posted By JJScaliger

Yeah, that's super cool.

Yeah, that's super cool.
10-12-20, 02:30 PM
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Views: 218,897
Posted By JJScaliger

Thanks for that, I picked up a pair.

Thanks for that, I picked up a pair.
10-11-20, 12:48 PM
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Views: 1,933,519
Posted By JJScaliger

44 miles this morning. Beautiful weather, low 60s...

44 miles this morning. Beautiful weather, low 60s and sunny.

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Foster...
10-11-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,169
Posted By JJScaliger

That is one cool frameset! Lucky dog! I love the...

That is one cool frameset! Lucky dog! I love the patina!
10-10-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 100,063
Posted By JJScaliger

Bates flip flop

Here's my semi-period correct 1948 Bates with a flip flop wheelset.

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10-07-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17,609
Views: 1,933,519
Posted By JJScaliger

Thanks, it was kind of overcast. When I was next...

Thanks, it was kind of overcast. When I was next to that mill (West Warwick?) an elderly gentleman was taking some digital photos and was complaining about the lighting. I was just glad it wasn't...
10-07-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 17,609
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Posted By JJScaliger

I flipped the wheel on the Bates and put in 36...

I flipped the wheel on the Bates and put in 36 miles fixed. Cranston-West Warwick-Coventry. Super fun! ...
10-03-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17,609
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Posted By JJScaliger

Foster RI

I rode 48 miles this morning, mostly in Foster and Scituate RI. Weather was very nice, 60ish and sunny. The Bates got its first taste of dirt, only ...
09-26-20, 08:27 PM
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Posted By JJScaliger

Oyster festival RI

I rode my Raleigh 3 speed downtown providence to meet my buddy for the ri oyster fest. Probably 10 miles round trip.
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09-25-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17,609
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Posted By JJScaliger

The vistas and terrain are beautiful. There is...

The vistas and terrain are beautiful. There is an art to the doing, I want to see a Schwinn Varsity riding those roads...
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09-20-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17,609
Views: 1,933,519
Posted By JJScaliger

37 miles on a crisp autumn day. 60 degrees and...

37 miles on a crisp autumn day. 60 degrees and windy.

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Peeptoad pond...
09-14-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,770
Posted By JJScaliger

“If God had meant for us to have fiberglass...

“If God had meant for us to have fiberglass boats, he would have planted fiberglass trees.” L.F. HerreshoffI love fiberglass boats but fun to say...
09-14-20, 04:06 PM
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Posted By JJScaliger

Nice!!

Nice!!
09-13-20, 05:38 PM
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Views: 1,933,519
Posted By JJScaliger

CT border loop

This morning I got the Bates out to the Connecticut border and back, 47 miles in total. Beautiful weather, 75 and sunny. Nlerner inspired me to hit the neighboring state. An old loop I haven't done...
09-11-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17,609
Views: 1,933,519
Posted By JJScaliger

That NE corner of CT is a fun area to ride; hilly...

That NE corner of CT is a fun area to ride; hilly and rural.
09-11-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,425
Posted By JJScaliger

Yeah, it's been doing this to me for about a week...

Yeah, it's been doing this to me for about a week or two. I've been circumventing (sort of) this problem by searching for the component and velobase in my browser. Not ideal.
09-06-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17,609
Views: 1,933,519
Posted By JJScaliger

Coventry RI

A gorgeous day in RI, 75 degrees, low humidity I had to get out this morning. Got in 41 miles and home in time for baseball....
09-05-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17,609
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Posted By JJScaliger

She does: abuse of power.

She does: abuse of power.
09-04-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17,609
Views: 1,933,519
Posted By JJScaliger

When I think of the Illiad I always think of this...

When I think of the Illiad I always think of this painting I saw at a David exhibition at Williams College. The The pictorial synopsis of the first part of the Illiad. ...
09-03-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17,609
Views: 1,933,519
Posted By JJScaliger

I rode 31 miles today on the Bates. ...

I rode 31 miles today on the Bates.
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Betty Pond
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09-01-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2,053
Views: 218,897
Posted By JJScaliger

Yuck

Yuck
08-30-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17,609
Views: 1,933,519
Posted By JJScaliger

40 miles today 2500' elevation gain on Bates....

40 miles today 2500' elevation gain on Bates. Sunny, low humidity and windy!
...
08-30-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17,609
Views: 1,933,519
Posted By JJScaliger

Good to hear Jim!

Good to hear Jim!
08-28-20, 03:51 PM
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Views: 1,933,519
Posted By JJScaliger

Another quick 30 miler after work. The summer...

Another quick 30 miler after work. The summer heat and humidity are starting to go away.
...
08-26-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17,609
Views: 1,933,519
Posted By JJScaliger

I rode 29 miles after work today. This ride was a...

I rode 29 miles after work today. This ride was a nice confidence builder because it is one of normal routes for my geared bikes but I was able to clear all the hills on my single speed. 1700'...
08-22-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17,609
Views: 1,933,519
Posted By JJScaliger

I rode 30 miles today. I've been choosing...

I rode 30 miles today. I've been choosing flatter routes lately to accommodate my single speed Bates with 69 gear inches. So far so good, I have been able to clear every hill. Admittedly I have...
08-16-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17,609
Views: 1,933,519
Posted By JJScaliger

I rode 30 miles today on my Bates. My first real...

I rode 30 miles today on my Bates. My first real ride on it. It started to rain 10 miles into the ride. I was still smiling for the duration. The GB hiduminium brakes worked great yesterday on a...
08-15-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,259
Posted By JJScaliger

I had to use port wine corks for barend plugs. ...

I had to use port wine corks for barend plugs. The Velox rubber ones I bought didn't fit.
08-15-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,259
Posted By JJScaliger

On the road

This morning I installed the brakes which was pretty straight forward. In the afternoon all the planets came into alignment and my missing bits arrived....
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