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11-27-21, 06:07 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

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No black Friday shopping for me, but I did get in a ride on my Peugeot.
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11-26-21, 01:29 PM
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Posted By cooperryder

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11-23-21, 01:40 PM
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Posted By cooperryder

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11-18-21, 06:27 PM
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Posted By cooperryder

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My attempt from today at using shadows.
11-17-21, 02:54 PM
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Posted By cooperryder

Thank you SpudBoi. They are Continental...

Thank you SpudBoi.

They are Continental Contact Speed in a 26x2.0 size.

They roll pretty darn nice and have good flat resistance.
So far...no flats in 600 or so miles...maybe a bit more.
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11-14-21, 11:46 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

Also an over the shoulder shot while riding...

Also an over the shoulder shot while riding through downtown Dallas past the JFK Memorial.
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11-14-21, 11:12 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

Pic from yesterday's ride. Old White Rock...

Pic from yesterday's ride.

Old White Rock Lake Pump Station seen across the Lake.
Lots of folks out enjoying the urban lake in temps of 50's to low 60's throughout the beautiful sunny autumn day....
11-12-21, 12:52 PM
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Posted By cooperryder

The bike... ...

The bike...
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11-12-21, 12:46 PM
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Posted By cooperryder

I decided to give the straight shaft seatpost...

I decided to give the straight shaft seatpost method mentioned above a try since I had the parts on hand in my parts bins.

It worked!

I used the following:

-26.4 straight shaft seatpost with...
11-07-21, 03:01 PM
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Posted By cooperryder

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I've been riding my Miele mtb quite a bit as that rear rack, large Wald...
10-31-21, 09:24 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

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These folks went all out on Halloween decorations! Pic doesn't do justice...
10-31-21, 09:15 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

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10-23-21, 05:33 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

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Spooky!
10-21-21, 11:10 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

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Just around the North Dallas area in pleasant mid 70's temps today on my...
10-18-21, 09:22 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

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10-17-21, 03:08 PM
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Posted By cooperryder

I enjoyed a day of wrenching and then riding with...

I enjoyed a day of wrenching and then riding with a friend in wonderful 60's temps here in north Texas.
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10-13-21, 05:47 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

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DPhilips,
Your Univega looks terrific!
Those fenders really dress it...
10-11-21, 08:42 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

That pic is worthy of framing and hanging for...

That pic is worthy of framing and hanging for display!

Also many others on this thread should be displayed but this one is really appealing to me.

Nicely done.
10-07-21, 10:18 PM
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Posted By cooperryder

Grocery runs are usually on this bike, a Canadian...

Grocery runs are usually on this bike, a Canadian made Miele with a rack and large Wald basket.
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10-07-21, 08:17 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

Out on a grocery run on my Schwinn High Plains. ...

Out on a grocery run on my Schwinn High Plains.

That's a Jones SG 2.5 Loop Aluminum handlebar. I like it.
Also Rene Herse Rat Trap Pass tires......
09-29-21, 07:34 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

Perhaps not artsy...but with Halloween...

Perhaps not artsy...but with Halloween approaching I submit this 12 foot tall big boned dude I came across at Home Depot in the Halloween decorations section.

Standing in front of this thing with...
09-15-21, 10:56 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

I'm resurrecting this thread to add pics of a...

I'm resurrecting this thread to add pics of a similar Velosolex bike
I saw listed on my local Craigslist this morning.

Perhaps they will be of use down the road for comparison.

I'm tempted to...
09-13-21, 10:16 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

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Puch / Austro Daimler Vent Noir
09-13-21, 10:04 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

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Big guy on a bike
Perhaps he won't...
07-10-21, 07:44 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

That's a great gravel, touring, bike packing,...

That's a great gravel, touring, bike packing, camping rig you have.
It looks ready for about anything you care to take on.

If I recall correctly that color 950 was from 1989 and 1990.

I had...
06-17-21, 11:14 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

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06-17-21, 10:47 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

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03-22-21, 08:14 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

Outstanding and well done Kurt! Here's...

Outstanding and well done Kurt!

Here's hoping the riders of these bikes enjoy many great miles with smiles.
02-18-21, 03:08 PM
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Posted By cooperryder

Miele Mt Bike

This is one of my most recent upright bar build ups from several months back that I decided to hang onto.

It has become my 'grocery getter'/ 'errand bike.
It's from around the 1988 to 1990 time...
02-18-21, 02:59 PM
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Posted By cooperryder

[QUOTE=J.Higgins;21891341]Here's one that I just...

[QUOTE=J.Higgins;21891341]Here's one that I just finished. Its a Miyata Ridge Runner frame that I got from who knows where, and its been hanging up in my shed for ages. I finally decided to build it...
12-16-20, 08:55 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

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09-10-20, 07:49 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

Glad this thread was revived. I think its...

Glad this thread was revived.

I think its been around 2 to 2.5 years I've owned a dark blue 86 Passage and it has become one of my favorites.

I'm running upright bars and thumb shifters.
It...
09-07-20, 04:48 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

mongol777...

mongol777 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/mongol777-237597.html) Your Roadini turned out great!
Very nicely done!

I like the contrast of the sage green bar tape.

What are your thoughts on...
09-05-20, 04:13 PM
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Posted By cooperryder

Around downtown Dallas by Trinity River. ...

Around downtown Dallas by Trinity River.
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09-05-20, 04:06 PM
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Posted By cooperryder

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09-04-20, 06:22 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

Your making good progress. Lots of good tips on...

Your making good progress.
Lots of good tips on the thread.

Regarding the chain...I've had good luck using KMC 6,7,8 speed chains with the removable quick link.
I get them for about 12 to 14...
08-29-20, 05:23 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

I was pretty much a touring novice when I started...

I was pretty much a touring novice when I started my tour on the Litespeed Blue Ridge.

After 2500 miles on it over 50 some odd days I learned a lot.

I think it was a worthy tourer that did not...
08-28-20, 06:15 AM
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Views: 2,493
Posted By cooperryder

Thanks for posting this. I relate to this...

Thanks for posting this.
I relate to this statement from the article big time!
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"For all the subsequent tests, I installed 24 tooth granny chainwheels, 34 tooth large cogs,...
08-15-20, 06:33 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

As to the effect on handling it depends on the...

As to the effect on handling it depends on the load.

When loaded pretty heavy, say 30 lbs. or so I can feel some rear wiggle but nothing too terrible and with groceries I'm usually not going far...
08-10-20, 01:57 PM
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Posted By cooperryder

[/list] Those are some great wheels and parts. ...

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Those are some great wheels and parts.

I'm also looking forward to pics.

I've been enjoying my 1990 Trek 950 made over to my likes.

I did have two 950's but gave up one so my son...
08-09-20, 09:24 PM
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Views: 9,101
Posted By cooperryder

That's the first gray Passage I've seen. It...

That's the first gray Passage I've seen.
It looks to be in great shape!

I'm still enjoying mine after a bit over 2 years.
I think the only original parts left are the Canti's with new pads and...
08-03-20, 11:54 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

Original as my 1985 Miyata 610 came to me. ...

Original as my 1985 Miyata 610 came to me.

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06-18-20, 05:23 PM
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Posted By cooperryder

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06-03-20, 09:13 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

My 86 Schwinn Passage. It's a terrific...

My 86 Schwinn Passage.

It's a terrific riding bike for me.

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06-03-20, 08:40 AM
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Views: 221,054
Posted By cooperryder

More great bikes have been posted here recently. ...

More great bikes have been posted here recently.

Nicely done everyone!

In my area of the greater Dallas/ Ft Worth area I've been seeing so many more people out riding, especially families with...
06-01-20, 11:45 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

A 1984 Voyageur frame I recently built up for a...

A 1984 Voyageur frame I recently built up for a friend.

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06-01-20, 11:28 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

My 1985 Miyata 610. I switched to upright...

My 1985 Miyata 610.

I switched to upright bars, 700c wheels and Shimano XT drive train and canti's.
It's a mighty fine riding machine, I think.
...
05-21-20, 02:40 PM
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Views: 221,054
Posted By cooperryder

That is a beauty DQRider! Does DQ stand for...

That is a beauty DQRider!

Does DQ stand for Dairy Queen?
My wife and I occasionally stop in DQ after a ride for a Blizzard.

Perhaps consider the secondary name of 'Strider' for your Dawes?
...
05-11-20, 09:07 PM
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Views: 221,054
Posted By cooperryder

Some cool bikes posted recently! Nice B&W...

Some cool bikes posted recently!

Nice B&W photo dqrider!

Here's a recent snap of Trek 950 also previously shown earlier in thread
on a recent ride.

Yeah, my boredom often results in another...
04-23-20, 08:10 AM
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Posted By cooperryder

It's my favorite shifting set up among my current...

It's my favorite shifting set up among my current 4 bikes.

I like that they were original to the Passage and of course just shift so smoothly.

As I approach or perhaps I'm already there at old...
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