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04-20-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,135
Posted By Kent T

Ah, the famous Suntour Pepe Le Pree. Velo de...

Ah, the famous Suntour Pepe Le Pree. Velo de wit!!!
04-20-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 12,315
Posted By Kent T

Though I have never participated, in the spirit...

Though I have never participated, in the spirit of Velo, I nominate a new title. Maestro de Crap!
Replies: 14
Views: 3,775
Posted By Kent T

Patience, hard work, willingness to be creative,...

Patience, hard work, willingness to be creative, and think outside the box (and limitations) will carry you far in life, and in cycling. Some Paralympic cyclists have taught me much (and how to...
04-17-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 16,561
Posted By Kent T

I would give this build bonus style points (for...

I would give this build bonus style points (for Gallic masochism) if this bike makes it 100 KM on those Delrin Simplex Prestige derailleurs. I agree highly about this. I call Huret Allvit by...
04-17-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,990
Posted By Kent T

Queen/"Bicycle Race". And you must also cue up...

Queen/"Bicycle Race". And you must also cue up "Fat Bottomed Girls". The poster which comes with the LP is also essential wall arte de velo.
04-16-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,248
Posted By Kent T

I say this is a Peugeot touring bike with...

I say this is a Peugeot touring bike with Reynolds 531, possibly a nice Gitane bike, 1971-1973, or possibly a nice Motobecane Touring bike. Nice and Gallic. Enjoy!!
09-23-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 27,989
Posted By Kent T

I am with you in spirit, in budget, as I just...

I am with you in spirit, in budget, as I just bought last Saturday, a Cannondale M 300, which was grimy and needed air in the tires, some cleaning, some love, and to be ridden. Might be short of 100...
09-23-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,373
Posted By Kent T

Yes, that has to be done. And often either...

Yes, that has to be done. And often either Shimano Crane in the era, or SunTour VGT were the common replacements for failed Huret derailleurs gone wrong. Not unusual to see bikes with Huret dropouts...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,245
Posted By Kent T

Greenville, Mississippi is where the Schwinn...

Greenville, Mississippi is where the Schwinn Plant was post Chicago. In top condition, the Tempo's a nice bike provided it fits you.
Replies: 10
Views: 1,669
Posted By Kent T

Definitely Giant built in Taiwan. 1985 model. Had...

Definitely Giant built in Taiwan. 1985 model. Had a gray example I bought as a 3 year old leftover brand new in Oak Ridge, TN. Was a very good bike, but basic.
09-19-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 367,075
Posted By Kent T

I now own an old Cannondale M 300 mountain bike....

I now own an old Cannondale M 300 mountain bike. Paid $65 for it, rode it 5 miles.
09-19-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,534
Posted By Kent T

A huge top of the line Marantz Stereo receiver,...

A huge top of the line Marantz Stereo receiver, from Murfreesboro to Smyrna, Tennessee strapped to a Blackburn rack on an old Schwinn LeTour. Did I also mention there were 100 LP discs in the...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,593
Posted By Kent T

I am an adaptive skier. Waterski with a sit-ski...

I am an adaptive skier. Waterski with a sit-ski and the cage reversed. Have Cerebral Palsy and spina bifida, and hip issues.
09-14-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,169
Posted By Kent T

This 3Rensho classic is beautiful, and has superb...

This 3Rensho classic is beautiful, and has superb build, and is arte de velo. Thanks for the photos.
09-06-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 25,756
Posted By Kent T

Now for some bike inspired Georgia musical velo...

Now for some bike inspired Georgia musical velo de pun. By way of the B52's rock band. This is the "Love Bike". "I Got Me A Gazelle bike, it's as big as a whale, and it's about to set sail" so "Bring...
05-18-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,935
Posted By Kent T

"Before we, know we, better call the calling off...

"Before we, know we, better call the calling off off...." George & Ira Gershwin
05-16-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 133,275
Posted By Kent T

As of the previous Monday, I own a 400 equipped...

As of the previous Monday, I own a 400 equipped the same as your Mixte. Same componentry. Has a rusted chain, decent cosmetics. Needs an innertube, a chain, and some cleaning, detailing, and love....
05-07-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,498
Posted By Kent T

I am from Tennessee. Murray 10 speeds or higher...

I am from Tennessee. Murray 10 speeds or higher are an insult to my state in terms of cycling. BSO at their worst. BSO for newbies (Bike Shaped Object). Murray's cruisers were cheaper than Schwinn...
02-10-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,981
Posted By Kent T

Glad to know this, my fingers have arthritis and...

Glad to know this, my fingers have arthritis and finger muscles are a bit challenged.
02-10-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,981
Posted By Kent T

Thank you. I have a 2002 Trek 800 Sport I love,...

Thank you. I have a 2002 Trek 800 Sport I love, it's rear SRAM grip shift failed. I will replace with thumb shifters, learn how to use them, and adapt. Glad to know it is not me or how I cared for it.
02-10-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,283
Posted By Kent T

This thread is beautiful, so is this Green...

This thread is beautiful, so is this Green International. One problem exists in life, a 21" of this era in good nick is rare in Eastern Tennessee. And at affordable rates, I outgrew my 1969 Green...
02-10-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,550
Posted By Kent T

I use a Specialized floor pump, which I've had...

I use a Specialized floor pump, which I've had for 12 or 13 years. Worked great for wheelchairs and bicycles alike. Reliable thus far. I've been happy with it.
02-05-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,379
Posted By Kent T

Agreed highly, Campagnolo offered these, but they...

Agreed highly, Campagnolo offered these, but they weren't all that great either. Mediocre at best. That Shimano Crane was far better in terms of touring applications or the SunTour VxGT for...
02-01-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,379
Posted By Kent T

aka Shimano Crane GS. Long cage touring...

aka Shimano Crane GS. Long cage touring derailleur. Made sense on the Paramount 15 speed Touring model due to application, as Campagnolo didn't cater to the triple crankset crowd, and wide range...
02-01-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,123
Posted By Kent T

Every picture tells a story, don't it. This...

Every picture tells a story, don't it. This picture speaks loudly of UK strike and malaise era build quality. I wouldn't do an eBike conversion of this example. It needs to be really babied, those...
01-26-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7,838
Views: 4,042,139
Posted By Kent T

I am listening to John Lewis/Improvised...

I am listening to John Lewis/Improvised Meditations & Excursions. Japanese Atlantic LP pressing on my Technics SL-1500 turntable, Shure M 75 B cartridge, McIntosh MA 6100 integrated amplifier, and...
Replies: 14
Views: 3,775
Posted By Kent T

Mine is part drop foot, I deal with Cerebral...

Mine is part drop foot, I deal with Cerebral Palsy and spina bifida, a leg length issue, hip issues, and spasticity issues. Makes some rides interesting and a nice 8 or 9 mile bike ride is nice...
Replies: 14
Views: 3,775
Posted By Kent T

I wear Allard BlueRocker AFO's and wear my normal...

I wear Allard BlueRocker AFO's and wear my normal shoes I hop around in. Can't find cycling shoes which are 4E and fit a high arch. Definitely talk to your Orthotist, about adjustment and get his or...
01-13-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,017
Posted By Kent T

Reading these articles, and the advertising took...

Reading these articles, and the advertising took me back to 16 year old me, and riding lots of miles on the old Traveler, and enjoying the scenery around me and a more carefree way of life outside...
12-19-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 26,201
Posted By Kent T

I spent $60 on a nice, used, little ridden 2002...

I spent $60 on a nice, used, little ridden 2002 Trek 800 Sport singletrack. It had to have tires aired up (good for another year), new Brake pads, and a new rear shifter replacement is going to be...
12-13-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,514
Posted By Kent T

They are functionally OK, but the SRAM ones on my...

They are functionally OK, but the SRAM ones on my 800 Sport Singletrack aren't the most durable (bike otherwise is quite bombproof). I need to get replacements for my 3 x 7 Shimano Altus drivetrain.
Replies: 137
Views: 51,447
Posted By Kent T

I am Kent T, 55 years old. Have Cerebral Palsy...

I am Kent T, 55 years old. Have Cerebral Palsy (mixed spastic and athetoid, diplegic) and have spina bifida on top of it. Hip issues and different leg length. Was an avid cyclist up to 29 years ago....
Replies: 28
Views: 4,114
Posted By Kent T

Insurance won't pay for one of these, as it's...

Insurance won't pay for one of these, as it's considered sports/recreational equipment. An aluminum framed, light weight sports chair (a la TiLite Aero Z) is as fancy as most insurance will fund.
11-13-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 59,499
Posted By Kent T

For me, the best tune Linda Ronstadt recorded was...

For me, the best tune Linda Ronstadt recorded was "Long, Long Time" though I love most everything she recorded. "Long, Long Time" also had Lee Hazen's superb engineering, Woodland Sound in...
11-12-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 59,499
Posted By Kent T

This set of records (mine is an early 1980's...

This set of records (mine is an early 1980's French Verve reissue LP set) is one of my most treasured possessions. It's what the newer songbirds wish they were, and Nelson Riddle in top form. Ella...
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11-08-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,227
Posted By Kent T

Yanni= the audio equivalent of the Chinese water...

Yanni= the audio equivalent of the Chinese water torture. Or a bad anesthesia hangover. Outlawed by the Geneva Convention.
11-07-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,480
Posted By Kent T

That shift pattern is pure velo gold right there....

That shift pattern is pure velo gold right there. And distinctive.
11-07-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 29,198
Posted By Kent T

The creme de la creme of French constructeur...

The creme de la creme of French constructeur classics. French arte de velo at it's finest. And unmatched in pure Gallicness. To bikes what classic Citroens are to automobiles. Thanks for sharing this...
11-07-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,913
Posted By Kent T

Yes, bianchigirl1's "Ugly Betty" is perfect for...

Yes, bianchigirl1's "Ugly Betty" is perfect for this application. A build like that is pretty incognito and less tempting to a thief.
11-07-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,648
Posted By Kent T

As a Bridgestone owner, though of pre Peterson...

As a Bridgestone owner, though of pre Peterson era and lower middle of the line (But Bridgestone even then was like that on component choices), and a Pinarello steel era admirer, I would agree with...
Replies: 35
Views: 8,390
Posted By Kent T

Which has 3 or 4 generations of copy tapes the UK...

Which has 3 or 4 generations of copy tapes the UK "With The Beatles" does not have. Some variations of "Meet The Beatles" are worth more than others. For $1700, for me, it better be the USA original...
11-02-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By Kent T

Yes, I am closer to Knoxville most of the time.

Yes, I am closer to Knoxville most of the time.
11-01-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,363
Posted By Kent T

I was out riding on the MUP in Oak Ridge, TN, and...

I was out riding on the MUP in Oak Ridge, TN, and a window rolled down "Nice Atomic Legs" was yelled. I yelled back, "Thanks" The ultimate compliment physically challenged me ever gets when he rides.
10-31-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,185
Posted By Kent T

The Raleigh Professional or International was the...

The Raleigh Professional or International was the second most available high class road bike in that era. As Raleigh had the second best dealer network back then.
10-31-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,443
Posted By Kent T

I like Tange tubing as well as I like Reynolds...

I like Tange tubing as well as I like Reynolds tubing. And quite a few of my favorite bikes used it, including my present Bridgestone. I can't argue with this post of yours one bit. It's all in how...
10-31-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,443
Posted By Kent T

The 1981 Traveler was a lot of bike for the...

The 1981 Traveler was a lot of bike for the money. And mine was a reliable, faithful steed, who's frame outlasted several iterations of componentry, and never let me down with good maintenance. Got...
10-30-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,443
Posted By Kent T

In that era, I call these close to Paramounts,...

In that era, I call these close to Paramounts, nicer than the usual Schwinn models. I call these the Near Paramounts. Close enough to be worthy.
10-30-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,443
Posted By Kent T

All Chicago era until production was shut down....

All Chicago era until production was shut down. The last Superior was close in quality.
10-30-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,443
Posted By Kent T

Paramount of the Schwinns built in the USA, was...

Paramount of the Schwinns built in the USA, was the no holds barred top of the line.
Replies: 23
Views: 2,271
Posted By Kent T

You scored a nice bike, pureskillz. I am a fan of...

You scored a nice bike, pureskillz. I am a fan of Bridgestone bicycles. And a 1983 Spica owner.
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