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06-07-19, 10:42 PM
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Posted By Straightblock

1974 Nishiki Professional ...

1974 Nishiki Professional

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1977 Motobecane Grand Touring
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05-29-19, 11:17 PM
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Views: 2,665,849
Posted By Straightblock

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05-06-19, 11:10 PM
04-23-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,722
Posted By Straightblock

Beautiful. I like the red tape and cable housing...

Beautiful. I like the red tape and cable housing to match the decals.
04-21-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 14,054
Posted By Straightblock

I guess it's on. The Eroica CA website is showing...

I guess it's on. The Eroica CA website is showing the 2020 date as April 3-5. No other details.
04-10-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 14,054
Posted By Straightblock

After riding the medium route the first 2 years...

After riding the medium route the first 2 years and the coastal route the next 2, I'd ridden all the major climbs and roads. With Cambria as the new host town, my wife joined me not for the ride but...
04-09-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,025
Posted By Straightblock

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Eisentraut...
04-01-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,039
Posted By Straightblock

It looks like you're local to me (Fresno/Clovis)....

It looks like you're local to me (Fresno/Clovis). I just pulled a 27.0 Campy seatpost out of an Aelle tubed Torpado. It has the Torpado logo pantographed so I'm confident 27.0 is original. If you...
04-01-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 14,054
Posted By Straightblock

Check your calendar...

Check your calendar...
03-28-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,025
Posted By Straightblock

Doc, if you get to Cambria and don't feel up to...

Doc, if you get to Cambria and don't feel up to climbing Cypress Mountain Road, you can always ride the short route with me!
03-25-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 10,864
Posted By Straightblock

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This year I'll be riding a late 1980's Eisentraut Rainbow. 52-39 chainwheels and 13-26 cassette should...
03-11-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,645
Posted By Straightblock

Colin Laing track bike. I had it powdercoated...

Colin Laing track bike. I had it powdercoated more than 30 years ago, and when I wrote to Mr. Laing about replacement decals I ended up with the later Colian decals.
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03-09-19, 12:20 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 10,864
Posted By Straightblock

I'll be riding the Piedras Blancas route this...

I'll be riding the Piedras Blancas route this year as well. Where are the 5 miles of gravel? The only gravel I see is the short ride from the highway to the lighthouse. I thought I saw an earlier...
01-30-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 10,864
Posted By Straightblock

I'm signed up. My non-riding wife is joining me...

I'm signed up. My non-riding wife is joining me and we're sort of celebrating our 33rd anniversary while we're there. I may just ride the short route so we can have a lazy breakfast before the...
01-28-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,629
Posted By Straightblock

I needed another track bike like I needed another...

I needed another track bike like I needed another hole in my head, but it's been in my circle of friends since it was new and I have had my eye on it for years. When its last owner was downsizing he...
01-23-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,370
Posted By Straightblock

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Charlie Morton is third from the right standing next to Bob Tetzlaff in this undated photo of the North...
01-16-19, 12:21 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 14,054
Posted By Straightblock

I've even got a shop sticker on an old toolbox....

I've even got a shop sticker on an old toolbox. See you in Cambria!

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01-16-19, 12:11 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,540
Posted By Straightblock

Eisentraut Rainbow, from an old friend just a few...

Eisentraut Rainbow, from an old friend just a few months before he passed away. The first pic is when I got it, the second pic is recent.
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01-15-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 14,054
Posted By Straightblock

Your memory is good. Big Wheel has been closed...

Your memory is good. Big Wheel has been closed for a long time, but the sign was still up in this 2009 street view archive screen shot. It came down a year or 2 later and nothing else has ever gone...
01-01-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 720
Posted By Straightblock

I chose the Eisentraut Rainbow for the club's...

I chose the Eisentraut Rainbow for the club's annual New Year's Day ride. It was a chilly-for-California 32 when I left my house, and 45 fifty miles later.
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12-23-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,343
Posted By Straightblock

Yikes! I've been thinking about a triplizer...

Yikes! I've been thinking about a triplizer conversion on my '72 Nishiki Professional and had just pulled a Mighty Competition crankset from the parts bins last night. This might convince me to leave...
12-11-18, 11:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 972
Posted By Straightblock

A Nuovo Record was my first good bike. I bought...

A Nuovo Record was my first good bike. I bought it new in 1975 from Broadway Cyclery in Fresno.


The frame was painted white with black decals, and looked to be identical to the Super Speciale,...
11-28-18, 10:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,274
Posted By Straightblock

If you want to continue to help the folks...

If you want to continue to help the folks affected by the Camp Fire, there's an easy way to do it by doing something many of us enjoy-drinking beer.

The Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, based in...
10-04-18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By Straightblock

It looks like the route mostly just follows Hwy 1...

It looks like the route mostly just follows Hwy 1 up the coast and back. Hwy 1 is all smooth pavement with a wide shoulder most of the way. I've ridden the Lighthouse Century on this part of Hwy 1...
07-04-18, 01:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,047
Posted By Straightblock

For Independence Day, Red, white and blue: ...

For Independence Day, Red, white and blue:

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Two from the Miami Vice era:
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04-17-18, 10:58 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 22,547
Posted By Straightblock

It's not intentional, Doc. I just have a really...

It's not intentional, Doc. I just have a really photogenic jersey, so people want to take my picture.

Great reports and pictures, everyone. I forgot my phone so I don't have any pics to add.
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04-12-18, 10:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,871
Posted By Straightblock

Eroica California says this is worthy: NEWS....

Eroica California says this is worthy:

NEWS. EROICA CALIFORNIA | PASO ROBLES CA | 14-15 APRIL 2018 (http://www.eroicacalifornia.com/news/eroica-bike-on-a-budget)

I think you'll be fine.
04-12-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 22,547
Posted By Straightblock

How about taping the label to the bottom of the...

How about taping the label to the bottom of the number tags on the back of our jerseys? Easy to see when passing or being passed, and plenty of room to write your screen name.
03-21-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 22,547
Posted By Straightblock

Rental cycling shorts? No thanks!

Rental cycling shorts? No thanks!
03-20-18, 10:41 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 22,547
Posted By Straightblock

Sadly, a lot of my cycling friends don't get it...

Sadly, a lot of my cycling friends don't get it either, even the ones I've known since the '70s. They adopt the new technologies and don't look back.
03-04-18, 11:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By Straightblock

I've got its near-twin, with a few extra pink...

I've got its near-twin, with a few extra pink details (including pink SPD's since this picture was taken) as a tribute to my cancer survivor wife.
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03-04-18, 10:37 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,255
Posted By Straightblock

Univega Gran Premio on Kiler "Killer" Canyon Road...

Univega Gran Premio on Kiler "Killer" Canyon Road at Eroica California 2015.

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03-04-18, 10:24 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 22,547
Posted By Straightblock

Joe (jcb3) hooked some us up with stickers last...

Joe (jcb3) hooked some us up with stickers last year.

I'm signed up for the coastal route again and will be riding the 1972 Nishiki Professional.


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02-15-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,382
Posted By Straightblock

I'm very OCD about doors. At least twice a month...

I'm very OCD about doors. At least twice a month when leaving the house I have to drive around the block to be sure the garage door went down. It's always down.
02-12-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 17,739
Posted By Straightblock

Red Eisentraut Rainbow ...

Red Eisentraut Rainbow

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Pink and black Serotta

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01-03-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,080
Posted By Straightblock

Olmo Firenze with white garage door. ...

Olmo Firenze with white garage door.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5656/31168738915_37c7a079ef_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PugWbg)

Edit: I just noticed the long brake cables. I've shortened them...
01-01-18, 11:07 PM
Replies: 13,789
Views: 1,211,581
Posted By Straightblock

I joined 100-150 other riders for our local...

I joined 100-150 other riders for our local club's New Years Day ride. Temps were in the low to mid 40's when I started at my house, and near 60 by time I got back. The route was mostly pool table...
12-25-17, 02:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,190
Posted By Straightblock

Merry Christmas to all! Saturday was our...

Merry Christmas to all!

Saturday was our Festivus Ride, with hills and long turns at the front as Feats of Strength, Airing of Grievances in political opinions expressed, and my Nishiki Altron as...
12-09-17, 05:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,973
Posted By Straightblock

I've got several duplicate colors in the quiver....

I've got several duplicate colors in the quiver. Depending on how this comes out I'm looking at least at N+2 to cover every month. Mrs. Straightblock will not be pleased.
12-01-17, 09:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,897
Posted By Straightblock

A 57 cm frame (my size) with a fistful of...

A 57 cm frame (my size) with a fistful of seatpost exposed, 10cm stem a little lower than the seat, and the drops pointed to the rear axle.
11-25-17, 04:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,274
Posted By Straightblock

I don't think it' really too complicated. The...

I don't think it' really too complicated. The Eroica California website even uses a Japanese Schwinn PDG Paramount as their example of how to build a qualifying bike on a budget:

NEWS. EROICA...
10-25-17, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,732
Posted By Straightblock

Eroica California rules allow modern helmets as...

Eroica California rules allow modern helmets as the only modern accesory and they "invite" their use.
10-20-17, 12:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,781
Posted By Straightblock

I took a different approach. I rotated the less...

I took a different approach. I rotated the less favored and rarely ridden bikes into the mix until I had at least 100 miles on as many bikes as I could this year. The count stands at 10. I may get...
09-30-17, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By Straightblock

I'm signed up for the coastal route again.

I'm signed up for the coastal route again.
09-28-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13,789
Views: 1,211,581
Posted By Straightblock

Yesterday was my 62nd birthday. I took the day...

Yesterday was my 62nd birthday. I took the day off and met up with my longtime friend and riding buddy Mike for a "ride my age" day.

A round trip from my house to the High Sierra Ranger Station in...
08-27-17, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13,789
Views: 1,211,581
Posted By Straightblock

No relief from the Central California heat wave....

No relief from the Central California heat wave. 82 miles round trip to North Fork with plenty of climbing & temps over 100 by the time I got home. My buddy Mike found a crack in his carbon bike's...
07-11-17, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13,789
Views: 1,211,581
Posted By Straightblock

I realized that I have a few bikes that I rarely...

I realized that I have a few bikes that I rarely ride, so I'm on a quest this year to put 100 miles or more on as many bikes as possible. Tonight I was on bike #9, Motobecane Grand Touring with a few...
07-07-17, 08:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,605
Posted By Straightblock

I got it in a session of "drunken...

I got it in a session of "drunken eBaying.":innocent:

If it looks like original bits, I guess I built it right. According to the seller, it was stripped to a bare frame & fork when it left the...
07-06-17, 10:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,605
Posted By Straightblock

It does have the TSX decal... ...

It does have the TSX decal...


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4064/34959686883_fbcb397751_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VggwW8)

...but no rifling in the tubes so it's not TSX.

The top tube...
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