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09-23-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,270
Posted By Shp4man

Bridgestone-old school.

https://i.postimg.cc/zvQ14DTN/image.jpg
09-18-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 820
Posted By Shp4man

Here's my old bike with factory "mudguards". It's...

Here's my old bike with factory "mudguards". It's an Asian machine from the 70's, an old Bridgestone, made in Tokyo, with an admittedly heavy and unusually lugged frame. I think it was designed as a...
09-16-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 820
Posted By Shp4man

Factory Fenders?

Iíve always had a thing for bikes with OEM fenders. Fenders installed at the factory. Currently, I have two, one modern, one from the 70s. They add so much style- and they keep the bike and you...
03-31-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7,228
Views: 1,845,112
Posted By Shp4man

Been really getting into my old 1994 Diamond Back...

Been really getting into my old 1994 Diamond Back Response Elite lately. I have a bunch of other vintage bikes, but the heavy rains here in SoCal have made the dirt roads and trails way more...
08-18-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,127
Posted By Shp4man

I suck at climbing hills and fighting the wind....

I suck at climbing hills and fighting the wind. Just makes me want to drop a gear..or two. But I still love going fast when it's easy- like with a strong tailwind or downhill. Love to see 30MPH on...
08-11-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,654
Posted By Shp4man

Keep riding all you old farts that remember the...

Keep riding all you old farts that remember the Kennedy assassination! I remember, do you? The sorrow, the black ribbons..the change of the world...you know what I'm talking about.
08-05-18, 09:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,654
Posted By Shp4man

It's all about the gears. Whatever cadence is...

It's all about the gears. Whatever cadence is your "normal", which goes down with years, can be maintained with the multi-speed drivetrain. At least with me. :roflmao2:
06-27-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 22,869
Views: 2,559,571
Posted By Shp4man

I've owned a few English 3 speeds including a...

I've owned a few English 3 speeds including a nice '63 Raleigh Sport. Always liked the style. I cobbled together this pile of parts as a tribute to them....
06-17-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 746
Posted By Shp4man

LOL. Maybe some of you should check out the P+R...

LOL. Maybe some of you should check out the P+R forum. Some pretty good discussions going on in there. :thumb: or:crash:. Depending on your views.
06-15-18, 08:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,654
Posted By Shp4man

You're still working, too. :thumb: Nice. Keep...

You're still working, too. :thumb: Nice. Keep going, man!
06-14-18, 07:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 35,486
Posted By Shp4man

There's a little information on the frame online-...

There's a little information on the frame online- it's not really lugged, it's sort of socketed. It was used on a bunch of different models. Not light, but really strong. I still have the original...
06-14-18, 06:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 35,486
Posted By Shp4man

Near as I can tell, it's a '74 model. These bikes...

Near as I can tell, it's a '74 model. These bikes were mostly sold in Asia, I think. It has 27 inch wheels. Looks like this now:
...
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06-13-18, 02:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,846
Posted By Shp4man

Thanks to my phone, I just found out Comcast is...

Thanks to my phone, I just found out Comcast is trying to buy Fox entertainment.
Class that as "other".
06-08-18, 02:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,157
Posted By Shp4man

At age 12, as is the redneck tradition, my dad...

At age 12, as is the redneck tradition, my dad gave me a single shot, bolt action .22 rifle.
Now I expect my mom may have had something to do with gun safety rules he pounded repeatedly into my...
05-28-18, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2,727
Views: 601,940
Posted By Shp4man

Ive always liked English 3 speeds, so... ...

Ive always liked English 3 speeds, so...
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1658x1244/image_edc6fab3c8389ba755ab546fc3f31f48214ab8dc.jpg
a tribute? ;)
05-28-18, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By Shp4man

Holy crap, coach. Honest answer? No, we old...

Holy crap, coach. Honest answer? No, we old farts, at least this one, don't have lofty goals like yours. I wish I could ride with you, you would improve my outlook on fitness.
05-28-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,654
Posted By Shp4man

I'm 64, still riding.

Well, avoiding riding with cars mostly, but still riding. When you get off the couch, does it take a while to straighten up? :roflmao2: I can amazingly still rack up miles on the bike. I have a...
05-11-18, 10:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,334
Posted By Shp4man

Nice score if you're tall enough to ride it....

Nice score if you're tall enough to ride it. These bikes were the result of years of experience at making bicycles- others just copied and mass produced, There is a difference.
05-06-18, 10:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,549
Posted By Shp4man

Yep, Stem shifters. Wanted to stay with the...

Yep, Stem shifters. Wanted to stay with the Suntour Accushift 6 speed setup from the factory. It was sort of the evolution of stem shifters, so to speak. :)
05-02-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,549
Posted By Shp4man

I also find a more upright riding position more...

I also find a more upright riding position more comfortable.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1066x800/image_35d234fca749421a4a51de69f0479eb15c8c8dd3.jpg
05-01-18, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By Shp4man

I also have a modern bike, it's a "commuter". I...

I also have a modern bike, it's a "commuter". I don't commute to work, it's 22 miles of hellish traffic, but the bike is a pleasure to ride, and almost completely maintenance free. It's a Scott Sub...
04-30-18, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,595
Posted By Shp4man

I've always wanted one of those factory fendered...

I've always wanted one of those factory fendered Peugeots- nice score. :thumb:
04-30-18, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By Shp4man

It's a 1965 J.C. Higgins .22 bolt action single...

It's a 1965 J.C. Higgins .22 bolt action single shot. My dad paid $12.50 for it new at Sears :) It was a 12th birthday present, but really there was a pest that was digging in our garbage cans, and...
04-30-18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By Shp4man

It's a '65 Chevy C10, 250 six cylinder with...

It's a '65 Chevy C10, 250 six cylinder with granny four speed:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1066x800/image_f298fda32b11d2c002732c9f0ee6041633272ae4.jpg

...
04-30-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By Shp4man

Been away for a while....

The restoration of a vintage pickup truck has been an obsession for a while, but some spare time and desire for fitness has rekindled the vintage bike thing. Went for a nice long ride on this...
01-10-16, 12:03 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 18,396
Posted By Shp4man

No plane, but 18 hours in a Cessna 152, and a few...

No plane, but 18 hours in a Cessna 152, and a few hours in other planes including a Piper Arrow, a Travelair biplane, an AT6 and a 172. Nice plane! Wish I had the cash to continue. Love flying.
01-09-16, 07:28 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 18,396
Posted By Shp4man

'66 VW ...

'66 VW
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lYwz1dG9m_8/TC_7fFfJBqI/AAAAAAAAA_A/XmMOF_c0gzM/s640-Ic42/HPIM0477.JPG
'61 Chevy...
01-04-16, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By Shp4man

These work really well, cheap too. Dia Compe Grey...

These work really well, cheap too. Dia Compe Grey Matter pads:
http://tfe.me/image/480_345/TF-BR1131-1.jpg
12-31-15, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,344
Posted By Shp4man

One of the things about living in San Diego is...

One of the things about living in San Diego is the year round cycling weather. So no, I don't soin at all. :roflmao2:

Damn autocorrect. It's hard to type that.
12-30-15, 02:22 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 75,816
Posted By Shp4man

Not C+V, but factory installed fenders. ...

Not C+V, but factory installed fenders.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9_jrWWHkZ8k/VmNhyaCoeRI/AAAAAAAAO1c/ZqcZ7H4W6f0/s576-Ic42/SAM_0257.JPG

Also a factory fendered bike.
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12-29-15, 02:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,154
Posted By Shp4man

My greatest accomplishment is raising two...

My greatest accomplishment is raising two daughters who are decent human beings that are a positive contribution to society. Bike related, I can still ride 50 miles a day, but at a bit slower pace...
12-28-15, 02:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,861
Posted By Shp4man

That's kinda like Shwiinn, right? :roflmao2:

That's kinda like Shwiinn, right? :roflmao2:
12-27-15, 11:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,962
Posted By Shp4man

A resurrection from death- great job!:thumb:

A resurrection from death- great job!:thumb:
12-24-15, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By Shp4man

I get joint aches after drinking an excess of...

I get joint aches after drinking an excess of adult beverages, usually the next morning. Always thought is was a sign of gout, although that's just a guess.
12-23-15, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By Shp4man

Being more of a recreational cyclist, sadly, with...

Being more of a recreational cyclist, sadly, with full knowledge that any fitness gains are being reversed, beer is my beverage of choice after a ride. But low carb beer. :beer:
12-22-15, 04:21 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 20,876
Posted By Shp4man

I bought and restored some of my bikes because I...

I bought and restored some of my bikes because I thought they were an attractive design worth the effort. Like this one:...
12-22-15, 09:57 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 20,876
Posted By Shp4man

I own seven bikes, one of which is new. The new...

I own seven bikes, one of which is new. The new one cost close to a grand, that may not seem expensive to some. The older bikes all represent a $300+ or - a few bucks total investment, with free...
12-21-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,208
Posted By Shp4man

I thought this thread was going to be about guns...

I thought this thread was going to be about guns :roflmao2:.
12-20-15, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,903
Posted By Shp4man

Did 27 miles on city streets with the new bike...

Did 27 miles on city streets with the new bike today and have to say this bike was designed for the type of riding I do. It's not a racer, but it's design compromises are biased toward transportation...
12-19-15, 12:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,829
Posted By Shp4man

The only lycra I wear is bike shorts under...

The only lycra I wear is bike shorts under regular shorts. On really cold days, a hoodie is a good option because you can tie it around your waist if it gets too warm. Very low tech.
12-17-15, 01:16 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 29,118
Posted By Shp4man

This old Bridgestone is whisper quiet when...

This old Bridgestone is whisper quiet when riding. Kinda surprised me.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-L3o_4MhmZR0/VkjWMr1e1iI/AAAAAAAAO3s/eQO6KfUSFts/s912-Ic42/SAM_0234.JPG
12-16-15, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By Shp4man

Modern Chinese made bikes. ...

Modern Chinese made bikes.
http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/09/1424970033-1941-fejspalm-facepalm.jpg
12-14-15, 09:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,453
Posted By Shp4man

I'm not really a super high mileage rider, more...

I'm not really a super high mileage rider, more of a hobbyist/bike restorer, but I do ride, and have found that fitness level will stay fairly even after up to 3 or 4 months off. Don't sweat...
12-12-15, 07:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,360
Posted By Shp4man

Here's what I was riding back then. It was an...

Here's what I was riding back then. It was an ultracool ride. (then) :thumb:

http://i.imgur.com/A8IQo.jpg
12-12-15, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,903
Posted By Shp4man

There's a lever for front and rear. These discs...

There's a lever for front and rear. These discs are very effective, but the rim brakes on older bikes are quieter.
12-11-15, 06:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,536
Posted By Shp4man

Something like this? May not be your taste in...

Something like this? May not be your taste in bikes.
http://bp1.blogger.com/_C1XrRVl3W8k/R6CYwWQeITI/AAAAAAAAD9Q/zkmQElllyLQ/s400/VOgents002_edited+A.jpg
12-11-15, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By Shp4man

I hope to get some miles in Sunday. Gotta get out...

I hope to get some miles in Sunday. Gotta get out there- it's dark after work these days.
12-10-15, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,903
Posted By Shp4man

Thanks, everybody. :)

Thanks, everybody. :)
12-10-15, 03:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,903
Posted By Shp4man

My 62nd birthday present. A citybike.

A gift from my loving wife for my 62nd birthday, this cool, high tech 2015 Scott Sub 10 citybike;...
12-07-15, 02:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,991
Posted By Shp4man

Crap. I need to start wearing my helmet more...

Crap. I need to start wearing my helmet more often. To the OP, hope you bounce back quickly.
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