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04-27-10, 02:53 PM
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Posted By TruF

Thanks, ccd rider! This is very helpful. My...

Thanks, ccd rider! This is very helpful. My husband is leaning toward leaving the bikes home so we can just enjoy our vacation, not bring along anything extra we have to worry about.
04-26-10, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By TruF

Vacationing in Salt Lake City and Logan - Should we bring our Surlies?

Hi,

We'll be driving to Salt Lake City and Logan areas in May for vacation. Bopping around town, back in the canyon, looking at the sights. We would love to bring our Surlies with us and ride our...
12-24-09, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,491
Posted By TruF

Hey Artkansas, Did you ever make the move?...

Hey Artkansas,

Did you ever make the move? We are considering Logan, too.
08-16-09, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By TruF

Thanks everybody. Still gathering information...

Thanks everybody. Still gathering information before taking another plunge. This is very helpful.

Road Fan, I ride a Ruby Specialized in a 51. Fits me like a glove. Hard to translate the geometry...
08-14-09, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By TruF

Ahh! So are you saying that novices freak about...

Ahh! So are you saying that novices freak about toe-clip overlap because they don't know about counter steering? And that this concern when they test ride a bike drives the manufacturers to make the...
08-14-09, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By TruF

Thanks, wrk101! Appreciate the advice.

Thanks, wrk101! Appreciate the advice.
08-14-09, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By TruF

Thanks, RobbieTunes! I see you're a fan of the...

Thanks, RobbieTunes! I see you're a fan of the Centurions. I found the post and also see that you've already PM'd the poster. ;) I'm in no hurry and just starting my research, but if you don't mind,...
08-14-09, 06:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,064
Posted By TruF

Great thread. Love the photos of your guitars!

Great thread. Love the photos of your guitars!
08-14-09, 05:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,335
Posted By TruF

:lol:

:lol:
08-14-09, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By TruF

Good small classic steel bikes?

I read in this forum recently that some classic and vintage bikes that are really, really nice in larger sizes may not be as nice in smaller sizes. I want to start looking for a nice old road bike in...
08-14-09, 04:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,903
Posted By TruF

Would you add a kickstand to the list of low-end...

Would you add a kickstand to the list of low-end components?
08-14-09, 04:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,903
Posted By TruF

Ah, so these are turkey levers! My new old bike...

Ah, so these are turkey levers! My new old bike (1974 Raleigh Grand Prix - NOT in the picture below) has all the low-end components you mentioned. Good thing it was a freebie. :thumb:
...
08-13-09, 01:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,903
Posted By TruF

And where, pray, might we noobs find...

And where, pray, might we noobs find pictures/info comparing the two? For example, what are turkey levers? Any Collecting Decent Old Steel Bikes for Dummies books out there? ;)
08-11-09, 03:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,613
Posted By TruF

Grant's Atlantis (touring bike) in a size 51 has...

Grant's Atlantis (touring bike) in a size 51 has a 53.5 top tube. So this seems long even for touring.
08-04-09, 09:59 PM
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Posted By TruF

Vintage 1970 Coppi 58cm Full Campagnolo Racing...

Vintage 1970 Coppi 58cm Full Campagnolo Racing Bike 5'11" to 6'2" - $1600 (santa rosa, ca)

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik/1304452498.html
08-04-09, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By TruF

Hmmm. The *all new* Blaster PB 50 or Blaster PB...

Hmmm. The *all new* Blaster PB 50 or Blaster PB Penetrating Catalyst? http://www.pbblaster.com/productlist2.html
08-03-09, 09:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,289
Posted By TruF

Thanks, everyone! Love this forum. :love::love:

Thanks, everyone! Love this forum. :love::love:
08-03-09, 09:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,289
Posted By TruF

Ordered one when I ordered the stand. ;)

Ordered one when I ordered the stand. ;)
08-02-09, 08:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,289
Posted By TruF

Thanks, everyone! So funny you mention the third...

Thanks, everyone! So funny you mention the third hand brake tool to help adjust the center pull brakes. My sweet husband helped me do just this earlier today. Even with four hands, he got out a...
08-02-09, 10:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,308
Posted By TruF

:love::love::love:

:love::love::love:
08-02-09, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,289
Posted By TruF

Essential Tools for a C&V Newbie?

Hi everyone,

Per an earlier post, I recently got my first old bike, a Raleigh Grand Prix. I think it's the perfect bike for someone like me to learn how to take an older bike apart and put it back...
08-02-09, 10:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,308
Posted By TruF

Great pics, EraserGirl! Thought I'd add one for...

Great pics, EraserGirl! Thought I'd add one for those of us who think normal-looking, non-god types of guys are also kinda cute. ;)
...
07-25-09, 09:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,133
Posted By TruF

Found the serial number: GK409312. So based on...

Found the serial number: GK409312. So based on the information at http://www.jaysmarine.com/TH_raleigh_serials.html (Thanks, gbalke!), it was manufactured at the Gazelle production facility in July...
07-25-09, 09:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,133
Posted By TruF

Congratulations on your Grand Prix, Grim! And...

Congratulations on your Grand Prix, Grim! And thanks for the advice on the cottered cranks. I need to get out my bike repair book and really start learning the names of each part. I need a bike parts...
07-25-09, 09:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,133
Posted By TruF

I will have fun with that! Thanks!! I'll look...

I will have fun with that! Thanks!! I'll look more closely later, but there is a bike license decal for the City of Turlock, 74-75. So I'm guessing the bike is a 73 or 74. BTW: Suggestions for...
07-25-09, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,133
Posted By TruF

Two sets of BRK10s. Got it. Thank you! :)

Two sets of BRK10s. Got it. Thank you! :)
07-24-09, 07:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,133
Posted By TruF

:roflmao: OK, after boiling water, exacto...

:roflmao:

OK, after boiling water, exacto knife, pliers, screwdriver, etc... I think I'll opt for the less "tricky" option. Unfortunately, I don't see the pads with shoes option on sheldonbrown's...
07-24-09, 04:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,133
Posted By TruF

Thanks! I'm 5'4-1/2". Seems to fit me pretty...

Thanks! I'm 5'4-1/2". Seems to fit me pretty well. The original owner is about an inch-and-a-half taller, but I'm a long-legged lass.
07-24-09, 04:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,133
Posted By TruF

Wow! They could be separated at birth! Beautiful...

Wow! They could be separated at birth! Beautiful bike, gbalke. How do I determine the year? There is a number I can see on the bottom of the frame: 16146.
07-24-09, 04:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,133
Posted By TruF

The wheels look straight to me, no signs of...

The wheels look straight to me, no signs of damage. Just some rust. And I can always ask the original owner if she ever had an accident while riding the bike.

I'll order the new brake pads. I'm...
07-24-09, 04:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,133
Posted By TruF

Close ups. So wonderful to have a place to share...

Close ups. So wonderful to have a place to share these with people who are actually interested! And I am a most grateful recipient of your responses. ;)
07-24-09, 04:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,133
Posted By TruF

Here are three shots of the bike and one just for...

Here are three shots of the bike and one just for Road Fan. :p I love the handlebars. Different sort of "sweep" to them from the handlebars I normally see today. Is there a name for them?
I'll post...
07-24-09, 02:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,133
Posted By TruF

A magnet sticks to them strongly. I even took a...

A magnet sticks to them strongly. I even took a picture for you!
07-24-09, 02:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,133
Posted By TruF

Thanks, everyone! Just took lots of pictures and...

Thanks, everyone! Just took lots of pictures and am downloading them now. Will post later today. (Hi Road Fan!!)
07-23-09, 09:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,133
Posted By TruF

My First Old Bike

Hi,

A friend just gave me the bike she got as a high school graduation present back in the 70's - a Raleigh Grand Prix. I know that this isn't considered a real collectible bike, but I've been...
Forum: Foo
07-16-09, 02:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 944
Posted By TruF

Hey everyone! We need a few more volunteers to...

Hey everyone! We need a few more volunteers to both take the survey and to agree to be considered for a telephone interview. If selected and interviewed, you will be be given a $50 American Express...
Forum: Foo
07-13-09, 12:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 944
Posted By TruF

Another question for you: Can you please give me...

Another question for you: Can you please give me more information on the file types you compress? If you compress videos, what video file type? If you compress photos, JPG? GIF? Are you compressing...
Forum: Foo
07-11-09, 07:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 944
Posted By TruF

Thanks again, everyone. Getting some great...

Thanks again, everyone. Getting some great responses in this thread and to the survey. If you haven't already taken the survey, please consider saying yes to letting me follow up via a phone...
Forum: Foo
07-11-09, 09:43 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 5,915
Posted By TruF

:p

:p
Forum: Foo
07-10-09, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By TruF

Wow. I didn't know he'd been compensated or that...

Wow. I didn't know he'd been compensated or that he had two more songs about this! He must have been very angry/frustrated or saw a golden opportunity. (Or both?) He should have a disclaimer at the...
Forum: Foo
07-10-09, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By TruF

United Breaks Guitars

YouTube - United Breaks Guitars
Forum: Foo
07-10-09, 05:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 944
Posted By TruF

This forum rocks! Thank you, everyone!!!! Survey...

This forum rocks! Thank you, everyone!!!! Survey is getting some great response, and all this additional feedback is fantastic! Keep 'em coming.

And to keep this somewhat on topic, my husband...
Forum: Foo
07-10-09, 12:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 944
Posted By TruF

Do you use .ZIP or .RAR files?

In addition to cycling, I am also a consultant. My current job is to understand the current use of "compressed" files, such as (.ZIP, .RAR, .7Z, etc.). So I'm looking for people who use compressed...
Forum: Foo
07-10-09, 10:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,879
Posted By TruF

From a relative newbie: Hot Rod Lincoln is lots...

From a relative newbie: Hot Rod Lincoln is lots of fun. Can't play it full speed, however!
YouTube - Hot Rod Lincoln - Bill Kirchen
01-03-09, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By TruF

Ahh! It sounded like the name of an expensive...

Ahh! It sounded like the name of an expensive department store, which would at least have been a fun way to lose lots of cash! :(
01-03-09, 10:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,196
Posted By TruF

Great thread. I've really missed you all! Life is...

Great thread. I've really missed you all! Life is sweet in spite of its ups and downs. All we can do is hold on for the ride and holler, "Wheeee!"
...
01-03-09, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By TruF

Bernies? Sounds like a good story here... :popcorn

Bernies? Sounds like a good story here... :popcorn
01-02-09, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By TruF

Happy New Year!

Hi all,

I've not been a frequent visitor the last couple of months, but I wanted to wish you all a very happy new year! Here's to a calmer and less-interesting year ahead. :beer:

All is well...
12-13-08, 02:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,328
Posted By TruF

+1000 We went on the South Beach Diet when...

+1000

We went on the South Beach Diet when my husband's blood work showed pre diabetes AND extremely high cholesterol. We both lost weight and within a couple months a follow up blood test showed...
11-15-08, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By TruF

:lol: What an entertaining thread. Like a soap...

:lol: What an entertaining thread. Like a soap opera. Me thinks other things are going on with this couple.
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