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05-14-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 732
Posted By Wildwood

I think you asked a tire question - Any...

I think you asked a tire question -

Any recommendation I might make seems a bit silly - in that, my frames are large and my human frame dressed and holding a water bottle approaches XL (200#)....
05-13-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 662
Posted By Wildwood

Good for you. :thumb: I had vanilla panels...

Good for you. :thumb:

I had vanilla panels on my bespoke Bucket List once.......
05-12-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 653
Posted By Wildwood

Rumor has it..... that the WORST sound, is that...

Rumor has it..... that the WORST sound,
is that of a stranded cyclist,
wailing when his electronic bike lost battery or
failed to clutch the rd to the 54tooth cog & jammed,
or some such...
05-12-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 653
Posted By Wildwood

Some sounds on a ride can be a great thing. So...

Some sounds on a ride can be a great thing. So can quiet.
Hard of hearing with a large number of friction shifting bikes = always listening for sounds and checking those derailleurs for positioning....
05-12-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 732
Posted By Wildwood

Hey Mr. spudly - sir.... :p If there is extra...

Hey Mr. spudly - sir.... :p
If there is extra general stuff from earliest '80s - a poster, stickers, labels, AD headbadge or a white top tube decal Olympian, those would be something of value to...
05-12-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Wildwood

Without researching the product's specifics -...

Without researching the product's specifics - sounds to me like you need a new angled upward stem instead of more spacers.

However, if a bike has a short stack, then usually, the head tube is...
05-11-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,282
Posted By Wildwood

Having seen this thread many times before.....I...

Having seen this thread many times before.....I skipped all the replies. ;) :roflmao2:

Reference: 70yo, 35 year road cyclist, No medications,
100mi/wk, 7-8mo/year has been the goal lately,...
05-11-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 730
Posted By Wildwood

Follow the current trend in cycling to go faster....

Follow the current trend in cycling to go faster. :rolleyes:
1. You need fatter tires
2. You need less tire pressure
3 You need more speed and more comfort.

Because EVERYBODY knows fat and...
05-10-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17,248
Views: 1,852,733
Posted By Wildwood

Glad to post this thread, as always.

Out to daughter’s house. Cut grass while they are OOT. Return after raiding the pantry for goodies.
Great weather coming this week for rides. Bit chilly mornings, but no showers.
...
05-10-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25,860
Views: 2,625,255
Posted By Wildwood

Another 2-a-day day. Rolling Conti5000s. I...

Another 2-a-day day.
Rolling Conti5000s. I think the secret to these is lower pressure. A hard riding tire at the pressure of my VeloFlex, Vittoria, Specialized, Wolfpack, etc. Resembles my 22mm...
05-09-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,155
Posted By Wildwood

1/2 my lifetime 70yo. 35+ years continuously...

1/2 my lifetime
70yo.
35+ years continuously riding road bikes.
05-09-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By Wildwood

Clear your handlebars and your mind will follow.

Clear your handlebars and your mind will follow.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,426
Posted By Wildwood

Did I read "No Ti"??? Find a builder, so many. ...

Did I read "No Ti"??? Find a builder, so many.

here you go. just scroll down the main page.
DeSalvo Custom Bicycles (desalvocycles.com) (https://www.desalvocycles.com/)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome to BF. Youtube is your friend....

Welcome to BF.

Youtube is your friend. Usually.

Our own BF Mechanics Forum.


Buy good tools.
Park Tools has instructional videos that might be useful in maintaining your bike.
05-05-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,148
Posted By Wildwood

You just need a design with a braze-on in the...

You just need a design with a braze-on in the proper location for a cleaner brake run of much shorter cable length for a tighter system.
here’s one pic. let me check for a closer-up....
05-05-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By Wildwood

Will my Limited Edition packaging CLIF Bar - chocolate chip...

....2.4oz ...the Megan Rapinoe Clif Athlete edition - Will it become a collector piece of USA Women’s soccer + Seattle area trivia/memorabilia?

Or should I just eat it? :foo:

Wasn’t sure where...
05-05-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3,342
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Views: 498,695
Posted By Wildwood

I know this is the age, but dang.....

I lost motivation to ride today shortly after waking. Found out about family & friend deaths. Family member was related thru marriage to my sister. Other man was an old family friend, visited...
05-05-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By Wildwood

I have a similar, very very slight, bulge in the...

I have a similar, very very slight, bulge in the down tube of a bike - less visible than your 1st pic. I told myself many times that it was a butting issue. But the front-center measurement is...
05-04-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,474
Posted By Wildwood

In addition to the GC = Points jersey is always...

In addition to the GC = Points jersey is always fun at the Giro with all its' mountains. Sometimes, the jersey is almost assured by the end of the 2nd week. It fills the gap until the mountains...
05-03-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3,342
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Views: 498,695
Posted By Wildwood

I'd almost bet my last round of golf was about...

I'd almost bet my last round of golf was about when you graduated College. :innocent:
05-03-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,340
Posted By Wildwood

Zombie thread - revisited - Keeper update

Ran across this thread Searching for something else.
Thought an 8 1/2 yo thread - less the last post - might be worthy of a picture update on a keeper.

Bump - let me get a recent.

"My first...
04-30-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,116
Posted By Wildwood

Given CF, Ti and lugged steel each with Ergo10spd...

Given CF, Ti and lugged steel each with Ergo10spd = my entire vintage group is really unnecessary.

But lately = Weinmann Delta brakes, gold Galli components, matched Mavic drivetrain, condorino...
04-30-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17,248
Views: 1,852,733
Posted By Wildwood

Glad to post this thread

Last days rides have been ‘2 a-days’ - from home to Maple Valley and return. I seem to be in a rut regarding the route. But it has a bit of everything = road, trail (paved + packed w light gravel),...
04-30-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17,248
Views: 1,852,733
Posted By Wildwood

Not a word about the descent which might have...

Not a word about the descent which might have been Awesome. :rolleyes:
04-30-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17,248
Views: 1,852,733
Posted By Wildwood

obrentharris - Where in Santa Cruz? I used to...

obrentharris -
Where in Santa Cruz?
I used to live outside the city in the Scotts Valley/Felton direction. Many years prior to 2004. Bought the Calfee when they were in part of the old Wrigley Gum...
04-30-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 861
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Views: 157,409
Posted By Wildwood

Not sure the Merit of this post, so Pub51 it goes

:)
Ever ride down the road and have an image hit you as ...... whatever...... but this one was humorously relevant to my situation.

The mature tree desperately trying to hold onto Spring.
The...
04-29-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3,342
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Views: 498,695
Posted By Wildwood

90+ holes of golf per week is enough to induce...

90+ holes of golf per week is enough to induce 'nap syndrome' in any retiree.
Not to mention many of your cycling expeditions.
04-29-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 25,860
Views: 2,625,255
Posted By Wildwood

35 mi round trip to babysit today. ...

35 mi round trip to babysit today.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/e3f299f8_d717_4262_955a_4364443978ea_203683651fe7c1ee8e7b8999edd18eb47fb91934.jpeg
Cedar River -...
04-29-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 72,469
Posted By Wildwood

Before today’s rides - 70yo. ...

Before today’s rides - 70yo.

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04-29-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,454
Posted By Wildwood

Unless they have changed Gatorskins from years...

Unless they have changed Gatorskins from years ago = one of the hardest riding tire I have experienced. Maybe it is more flat proof but the sacrifice in ride quality used to be huge. IMHO.

Two...
04-28-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,570
Posted By Wildwood

I agree. What is a cicada? Or a snake, for...

I agree.
What is a cicada?
Or a snake, for that matter.
04-28-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 464
Posted By Wildwood

Build it. Or the best solution is to buy more...

Build it.
Or the best solution is to buy more bikes and move the car outside - it's waterproof.
04-28-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,890
Posted By Wildwood

V8 juice Heat Theraworx (as a last resort) ...

V8 juice
Heat
Theraworx (as a last resort)

Cramps don't mean you rode too many miles today, they probably mean you rode too few miles in the last 3 months.
04-27-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 72,469
Posted By Wildwood

Nice portrait donheff, but strange cycling kit....

Nice portrait donheff, but strange cycling kit. :innocent:

or

the Sunny Sunday Cycling Celebration jersey.
04-27-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By Wildwood

I purchased a used pre-softened model - inscribed...

I purchased a used pre-softened model - inscribed in the leather - so definately presoftened. Looked in good shape in pics. Arrived and upon inspection it became clear the saddle had been cared for...
04-27-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Wildwood

When riding - always keep the rubber side down....

When riding - always keep the rubber side down. And always be aware, anticipating & thinking about how to = keep the rubber side down. :thumb: Especially on a new bike.

Welcome to Bike Forum....
04-27-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17,248
Views: 1,852,733
Posted By Wildwood

No grand ride report nor extraordinary photos nor...

No grand ride report nor extraordinary photos nor historic bike, but heck - sometimes I turn the original pedals just to get a couple of smilies out of it. ;)

...
04-27-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By Wildwood

Looks like you know what you are doing. Lake...

Looks like you know what you are doing.
Lake house bike? Maybe more grease than usual when rebuilding, wiped-off externally of course.

Best source for used parts:
1. Try the Trade thread here...
04-26-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17,248
Views: 1,852,733
Posted By Wildwood

Glad as always to be posting this thread

Morning was filled, which spilled into the afternoon. But longer days mean late afternoon rambles are possible. No towns, but I found Spring-gy pics, maybe a new lane. Temps high 50s when I left, so...
04-26-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By Wildwood

If $95 is chump change, you got storage, can...

If $95 is chump change, you got storage, can wrench a little and don't mind possible issues = Yeah - buy it - it might be fun. Or not. But it's chump change, right....
04-26-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,639
Posted By Wildwood

Calfee TetraPro from 2000

20 year old CF. 1st fork replaced after about 15 months of hard riding in earthquaked Santa Cruz Mts. Continued hard use for another 3 years. Then moved where the roads were smoother and mountains...
04-26-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,308
Posted By Wildwood

I have nothing to add really after 230+ replies. ...

I have nothing to add really after 230+ replies.

Only just saw an article (cyclingnews;com) about a new set of wheels from Roval, described as 'affordable'.

'Affordable wheels' now cost...
04-25-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 731
Posted By Wildwood

With the manuals, a good way to brush-up your...

With the manuals, a good way to brush-up your Japanese.

Another unique bike brought to us by non-fixie. :thumb:

Was it distributed outside Japan? Never ever seen even a pic.
04-25-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 840
Posted By Wildwood

Relative to Conti 5000 in 25mm width = I guess...

Relative to Conti 5000 in 25mm width = I guess I'm too VeloFlex'd to believe a smooth ride requires a drop of ~20psi (for this 190# rider). Great durability for the 5000 could allay my bit of...
04-25-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 840
Posted By Wildwood

I believe in 'purpose focused' individual...

I believe in 'purpose focused' individual components and have also envisioned bikes solely based on a component (condorino handlebar bike, most recent project) - but never bought a tire for bike I...
04-24-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 840
Posted By Wildwood

Good way to think about it rccardr - I...

Good way to think about it rccardr -

I found myself migrating toward up toward 28mm.
With your organized thoughts, 23&24mm clinchers might not have fallen off the radar.
Afterall (for my arse),...
04-24-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By Wildwood

Only paid racers and 'brave' men ride deep dish...

Only paid racers and 'brave' men ride deep dish wheels on any regular basis.

With that bike there is no napping permitted.
04-24-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By Wildwood

Columbus strategy for a while of selling complete...

Columbus strategy for a while of selling complete framesets (into what was an emerging market) for Al+CF frames. Leveraged nicely their CF fork technology into a rear fork with stiff CF chainstays....
04-24-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 840
Posted By Wildwood

I like latex tubes and should have bought a case...

I like latex tubes and should have bought a case of them a couple of years ago.
I confess to being perhaps 'tubularly addicted' the last 3 years and getting some clincher balance.
04-24-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17,248
Views: 1,852,733
Posted By Wildwood

What's not to Like ??? Great pics people !!! ...

What's not to Like ??? Great pics people !!!

I've been reading through the last few pages of this Thread and - WOW - the places I have seen. By bike.
USA, CA, UK, Northern EU.


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