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02-19-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6,889
Views: 640,932
Posted By ascherer

Thanks to hazetguy this NOS Impero is snugly...

Thanks to hazetguy this NOS Impero is snugly nestled into my chrome Mk. I :love:

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02-17-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,578
Posted By ascherer

3 Dynamos arrived today, as did a shipment of B&M...

3 Dynamos arrived today, as did a shipment of B&M lights from EU. Woohoo!!
02-17-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6,889
Views: 640,932
Posted By ascherer

2 shipments...now for measurements and ordering...

2 shipments...now for measurements and ordering spokes. Then I'll see you in the "What are you wrenching on?" thread!...
02-07-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 162
Posted By ascherer

Acorn Bags restocking tomorrow 2/8

As always, no association with the good folks at Acorn, just a fan of their hard-to-get bags. Good luck!

-------------------------------Hi everyone,

All our BLACK X-PAC BAGS will be...
02-07-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16,761
Views: 1,779,598
Posted By ascherer

First non-utility ride since November. The paths...

First non-utility ride since November. The paths were too icy and slushy to get down to the Hudson River Greenway so I joined the Freds for a quick run along Riverside Drive. Today we're getting...
02-01-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 827
Posted By ascherer

...scared!

...scared!
01-31-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 796
Views: 151,813
Posted By ascherer

Here's my 1970 chrome Pro to complement...

Here's my 1970 chrome Pro to complement fishboy316's beauty.

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01-31-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 827
Posted By ascherer

See the one in the back? It’s name is Wipperman....

See the one in the back? It’s name is Wipperman. ;)
01-31-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 827
Posted By ascherer

Rags are processed, unnatural and have a huge...

Rags are processed, unnatural and have a huge carbon footprint. I go to the source and use humanely raised pastured grass-fed gluten-free full-body sheep for my polishing needs!...
01-31-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4,109
Views: 374,804
Posted By ascherer

Lacing a Velo Orange PBP rim to the Sturmey XR-F8...

Lacing a Velo Orange PBP rim to the Sturmey XR-F8 on my commuter.
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01-28-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By ascherer

Buh-bye. Was it something we said? We'll keep a...

Buh-bye. Was it something we said? We'll keep a light on for ya if you change your mind.
01-28-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 130,524
Posted By ascherer

Since my last post above my setup migrated to a...

Since my last post above my setup migrated to a new old frame as seen in other threads, a chrome 1970 Raleigh Pro Mk. I. It's even better than the International was in this mode....
01-25-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6,889
Views: 640,932
Posted By ascherer

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Going to perform a rim swap on my townie’s rear...
01-24-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,654
Posted By ascherer

I haven’t noticed “frankenbike” and it’s synonym,...

I haven’t noticed “frankenbike” and it’s synonym, “parts bin build”, an assemblage of workable but mismatched components using what was readily available.

The pretentious version would be “curated...
01-23-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By ascherer

Looking showroom fresh. Nice work, hope she...

Looking showroom fresh. Nice work, hope she enjoys it!
01-23-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,654
Posted By ascherer

n+1 Universal formula to determine the maximum...

n+1
Universal formula to determine the maximum quanitity of bicycles one needs; where n =[# of bicycles currently owned]
01-16-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 53,559
Posted By ascherer

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Pendleton 1910 12-year old Rye, Punt y Mes, Black Walnut bitters....
01-15-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By ascherer

Nice! SC's deliver great ride quality.

Nice! SC's deliver great ride quality.
01-09-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 156
Posted By ascherer

PSA: Acorn Bags restocking Monday

As ever, I have no connection to the good people at Acorn. Great bags, good luck! from the company:

............Hi everyone,

All our BLACK WAXED CANVAS BAGS will be restocked—in limited...
01-08-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By ascherer

New "cufflinks"

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My wife gave me these for my birthday: monogrammed brass bar end plugs. I call...
01-02-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,332
Posted By ascherer

That frame is stunning. My 87 Professional...

That frame is stunning. My 87 Professional remains my favorite bike all these years later. If I were to get another Mercian it would probably be a Vincitore in touring geometry.
01-01-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By ascherer

I do a weekly grocery run to the local Trader...

I do a weekly grocery run to the local Trader Joe’s. Early in the lockdown I pedaled over, locked my bike and got on line to wait to enter. The line was about a half-hour long. Just as I started to...
01-01-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,367
Posted By ascherer

I used the term here just to divide the world of...

I used the term here just to divide the world of bars into drop and non-drop. Your definition is more precise, a flat bar would have little to no angles of any sort. Once you start diving into bar...
12-29-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,254
Posted By ascherer

But, does it plane? :lol:

But, does it plane? :lol:
12-28-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,367
Posted By ascherer

The original motivation was to replace a Raleigh...

The original motivation was to replace a Raleigh 3-speed that I commuted on in Manhattan. It gets locked up so it's wrapped to protect the frame from getting scratched up. Of course, I commuted to my...
12-28-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2,850
Views: 671,089
Posted By ascherer

This year I put a lot of miles on my Raleigh Pro...

This year I put a lot of miles on my Raleigh Pro Mk I. It's set up to be comfortable and capable on all kinds of roads ranging from the streets of NYC to gravel roads and dirt paths. And this year it...
12-28-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,367
Posted By ascherer

Some folks associate flat bars with rise and...

Some folks associate flat bars with rise and sweep with non-sporty bikes, the old single or 3-speed types we knew as kids. Yet the position is remarkably comfortable and more neutral than straight...
12-28-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By ascherer

Further Truth: ...

Further Truth:
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12-26-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 703
Posted By ascherer

You did just fine. That'll be a great ride...

You did just fine. That'll be a great ride whatever you do with it. Given it's condition I'd enjoy that configuration until I got itchy...:) You could go in any direction with it. Ride it for a...
12-25-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By ascherer

Two Truths

1: "Age and treachery will always overcome Youth and Agility"
2:
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Received the...
Forum: Commuting
12-25-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15,431
Views: 11,483,748
Posted By ascherer

Thanks, and you may: the frame is a 1971 Raleigh...

Thanks, and you may: the frame is a 1971 Raleigh International. Last winter I reconfigured it to be a lightweight version of a Raleigh 3-speed I'd been commuting on. It runs an 8-speed Sturmey Archer...
Forum: Commuting
12-24-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15,431
Views: 11,483,748
Posted By ascherer

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Haven’t commuted since March. But it’s a great...
12-24-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16,761
Views: 1,779,598
Posted By ascherer

I rarely ride in winter, mostly local utility...

I rarely ride in winter, mostly local utility runs. I want to get out more. Trader Joe's was as far as I got today.
...
12-18-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,874
Posted By ascherer

2020 was...interesting. The season began with...

2020 was...interesting. The season began with hopes that I'd be enjoying my new International commuter build. Exactly one ride to the office before we went virtual. At least it supported my weekly...
12-17-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By ascherer

I don't know why but ^ that picture makes me...

I don't know why but ^ that picture makes me think of the Black Knight with his arms and legs cut off:
...
12-15-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,254
Posted By ascherer

High likelihood that this is the world's only...

High likelihood that this is the world's only Varsity running Compass. Of course, that's another tale entirely. :)
12-14-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,254
Posted By ascherer

I did a couple this year. Here's my 1971 Raleigh...

I did a couple this year. Here's my 1971 Raleigh International frame in it's third incarnation with an 8 speed Sturmey hub, Sanyo front Dynamo, 700x35 Paselas, Mafac Racers, 34T Origin8 crankset with...
12-12-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,218
Posted By ascherer

This is a few years back. It would be way worse...

This is a few years back. It would be way worse now because my hair hasn't been cut since March, probably the longest it's been since the 1970s. I'm beginning to look like Albert Einstein; my son...
12-11-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 15,385
Posted By ascherer

I believe I planted those hubs. Good to know that...

I believe I planted those hubs. Good to know that they'll see the light of day.
12-09-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 982
Posted By ascherer

OK, noglider. And thanks :50: I thought I'd...

OK, noglider. And thanks :50:

I thought I'd be having a great 2020 season commuting on a new build, a 1971 Raleigh International frame with an 8-speed Sturmey internal geared hub and upright...
12-03-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,860
Posted By ascherer

I agree with Tom. I've been sharing the road...

I agree with Tom. I've been sharing the road since 1972 and I rode those LI roads from 1979 - 2014, then I moved to the city. The last time I rode on LI I felt more at risk and uncomfortable for the...
12-03-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,860
Posted By ascherer

robertorolfo in my experience it's hard to go...

robertorolfo in my experience it's hard to go wrong on any road north of 25A between Glen Cove and Huntington. Here's a collection ...
12-03-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,860
Posted By ascherer

In the way old days I lived in Queens and our...

In the way old days I lived in Queens and our club - an offshoot of Kissena - would do our Sunday rides to LI, usually Bayville. I lived on LI for about 20 years but never hit the Westbury campus, I...
12-03-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,860
Posted By ascherer

I've met him on the iBob rides too, he's pretty...

I've met him on the iBob rides too, he's pretty down to earth and his bikes are beautifully understated. I've read his site too and I have some background with a few of the characters he references....
12-02-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,860
Posted By ascherer

Jamie Swann, for one. Northport.

Jamie Swann, for one. Northport.
11-30-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6,889
Views: 640,932
Posted By ascherer

Squeezed is the word. There's only about 4-5mm...

Squeezed is the word. There's only about 4-5mm clearance at the brake bridge.
11-29-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16,761
Views: 1,779,598
Posted By ascherer

Pushed my luck, paid the (small) price. Less than...

Pushed my luck, paid the (small) price. Less than a half-mile later, those clouds rolled in from the west and started dumping pea-sized hail on me. Turned tail, ducked under an eave until it was just...
11-19-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 15,385
Posted By ascherer

Those work well with Chartreuse: ...

Those work well with Chartreuse:

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11-18-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,967
Posted By ascherer

This:...

This: https://www.bikeforums.net/15720272-post1.html
11-18-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 15,385
Posted By ascherer

I added those clips, the sci guy. Impulse buy...

I added those clips, the sci guy. Impulse buy seven years ago but too small for me, glad to see they'll get used.
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