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Posted By olliesdad01

There are up sides to this experience. Last year...

There are up sides to this experience. Last year I purchased a Trek 750, a wonderful bike I lusted after when it was new and I could not afford. One appeared on CL and in my surprise I called to set...
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Posted By olliesdad01

'83 Nichiki Westwood info please.

OOPS, that should be Nishiki.

Proving once again that bikes are more than the sum of their parts I purchased a well cared for Nishiki Westwood. The serial # KC 36859 indicates it was produced in...
09-16-11, 02:31 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Having purchased a used Trek 750 in great shape,...

Having purchased a used Trek 750 in great shape, the first task was to replace the Armadillo Slicks with tires suited to my commuting and light tail riding. Having used Michelin World tours for years...
01-06-10, 12:44 AM
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Posted By olliesdad01

What day is it anyhow?

Failed to ride on the Fifth. But did ride on the Fourth!

This was the coldest ride for me in recent history! Mid 30s crushing head and cross winds. Fortunately is was mercifully short at 6.28...
12-31-09, 08:15 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Why do we do this again? Motivation comes...

Why do we do this again?

Motivation comes from curious sources. At the last Holiday gathering I attended, I made a commitment to bring the Champagne for tonight’s festivities. I was not only...
12-31-09, 08:09 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Why do we do this again? Motivation comes...

Why do we do this again?

Motivation comes from curious sources. At the last Holiday gathering I attended, I made a commitment to bring the Champagne for tonight’s festivities. I was not only...
12-28-09, 11:43 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Two Day Report Two Days to Report 12/27/09...

Two Day Report
Two Days to Report

12/27/09 Concessions to reality ruled the day.

Commitments to others interrupted my ride schedule. By the time the interruptions were done it was too late to...
12-27-09, 12:51 AM
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Posted By olliesdad01

I weigh in at 160. Interesting point about the...

I weigh in at 160. Interesting point about the dishing of the wheel, a factor I had not considered.

The spacing between the rear dropouts is 126.
12-26-09, 08:59 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Old Schwinn Mesa Runner issue.

I recently purchased a 1985 or 86 Schwinn Mesa Runner. I was surprised that it was advertised as a 10 speed, thinking that by then 12 speeds were the "norm" for recreational bikes. The mystery...
12-26-09, 08:56 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Old Schwinn Mesa Runner issue.

I recently purchased a 1985 or 86 Schwinn Mesa Runner. I was surprised that it was advertised as a 10 speed, thinking that by then 12 speeds were the "norm" for recreational bikes. The mystery...
12-26-09, 08:11 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

A VERY NICE ride late this afternoon!

A Very Nice Ride!

Suddenly, at 3 PM I realized there was no time left for the trip to Salem Lake planned for today. After the Christmas Day respite, I felt rested and fluid through out the 10.16...
12-24-09, 08:48 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

No harm no fowl Wrafl! I am in NC and beside...

No harm no fowl Wrafl!

I am in NC and beside myself trying to figure out how to deal with the "cold", here in NC that is anything below 45 F. Don't laugh, our blood is thinner here! So,...
12-24-09, 08:40 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Does Santa fail to ride on Xmas eve? Go Rudolph! ...

Does Santa fail to ride on Xmas eve? Go Rudolph!

Today was a 9.05 mile effort on a route similar to yesterday’s ride. The object today was to avoid my 15 mile route and all of the associated...
12-23-09, 09:34 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Today was a 9.22 mile effort on a route I had...

Today was a 9.22 mile effort on a route I had stopped using. Winding through one of the City’s premier neighborhoods I could rely on it having well cleared streets.

Even though the temp on my...
12-22-09, 09:33 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

A brisk trip to the grocery store!

Even functional rides provide lessons and test opportunities. Committed to making regular riding a 12 month deal I have been gathering info on clothing to deal with the cold. Today I used the...
12-21-09, 11:20 AM
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Posted By olliesdad01

RF- Can't argue the point! For me, this is a...

RF-
Can't argue the point! For me, this is a loaner for easy rides with newbie friends. It is well within the demands of commuting, errands and even some trail riding in this area. It's greatest...
12-21-09, 12:12 AM
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Posted By olliesdad01

No riding today, But I did test some riding togs!

Too icy for riding but thankfully the temps are climbing.

Working on my riding wardrobe, I tested variations of riding togs. Today it was nylon warmup pants over riding shorts. Seemed to work...
12-20-09, 11:58 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

My Nu2me Hanukah Bike

Ever have friends you are afraid to have ride your bikes?

Allow me to introduce the latest addition to my stable. A 1985 (86?) Schwinn Mesa Runner! I was mildly amused at the name, mesa in...
Forum: Introductions
12-20-09, 02:05 AM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Hey Brandon welcome to the club! I didn't...

Hey Brandon welcome to the club! I didn't "discover" cycling as an adult until I was 30. Now 63, I am still pedaling! So, regrets are misplaced considering the miles, adventures and challenges ahead....
12-19-09, 12:47 AM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Six inches of snow on the ground so far and it...

Six inches of snow on the ground so far and it continues to sleet with more snow tonight. And I have no knobies! I did ride yesterday, a short jaunt wearing a skull cap under my helmet to test it's...
12-14-09, 01:03 AM
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Posted By olliesdad01

I am OKD and Cold, what works for you?

Oops, that should have been OLD and Cold. Even here in NC I need some help keeping warm. These will be my first pair of tights and I would appreciate any suggestions you in the colder climates could...
12-10-09, 09:46 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

It has been such a treat to be back on the bike...

It has been such a treat to be back on the bike after an eight month layoff that MORE is the goal! First objective-An injury free, 75 miles per week is the most obvious and immediate goal. If...
12-10-09, 09:30 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Yes I rode today, first ride of a hectic week

Functional Ride in the cold!
After a series of days with heavy overcast it was great to see the sun again! It was brilliant, but cold all morning. At three I was able to leave for Thursday’s senior...
12-05-09, 08:16 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Ride in the rain? OK. Ride in the cold? If I...

Ride in the rain? OK. Ride in the cold? If I must. Both? Arrrgh!
Another of those functional rides. With rain threatening to become snow, I kept an eye on Weatherbug to find a break in the clouds....
12-02-09, 03:16 AM
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Posted By olliesdad01

I like routine! And timely reporting of my rides....

I like routine! And timely reporting of my rides.
Well, not today, so I will finally report my Sunday ride.

Having grown accustomed to my Sunday ride to and around Salem Lake, a distance of 27...
11-28-09, 07:44 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Best laid plans ! Just as I was looking...

Best laid plans !
Just as I was looking forward to my Thanksgiving Day ride to Salem Lake, I received an invitation to join some new friends in their celebration. That killed my aspirations for...
11-25-09, 11:56 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Thank you for the post. As tragic as your...

Thank you for the post. As tragic as your friend's accident was, it is reassuring that he survived and is trying to find his way back to his bike.

He must be an inspiration to all those around...
11-25-09, 11:43 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Pedal Turkey Pedal! Today’s ride was very...

Pedal Turkey Pedal!
Today’s ride was very functional and an act of self -defense! Partly cloudy and in the mid 50’s, it great for me and perfect for those wishing to grab goodies for tomorrow’s...
11-22-09, 11:46 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Another Functional Ride Sunday 11/22/09 ...

Another Functional Ride

Sunday 11/22/09
Today started pleasantly, sunny and mid 50’s as Ollie and I took our first walk of the day. An hour later I left for my ride and shopping at Wally World....
11-22-09, 11:40 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Another Functional Ride

Sunday Nov 22, 2009
Today started pleasantly, sunny and mid 50’s as Ollie and I took our first walk of the day. An hour later I left for my ride and shopping at Wally World. The expected overcast...
11-21-09, 11:09 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Thanks to all for the assistance in tracking down...

Thanks to all for the assistance in tracking down info on my Fuji Suncrest.

I have learned that the Fuji was made in June of 1985, but does not show up until the 1987 Catalog. This confirms...
11-21-09, 11:01 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Thanks to all for the assistance in tracking down...

Thanks to all for the assistance in tracking down info on my Fuji Suncrest.

I have learned that the Fuji was made in June of 1985, but does not show up until the 1987 Catalog. This confirms...
11-21-09, 10:50 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Thanks to all for the assistance in tracking down...

Thanks to all for the assistance in tracking down info on my Fuji Suncrest.

I have learned that the Fuji was made in June of 1985, but does not show up until the 1987 Catalog. This confirms...
11-21-09, 07:21 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Today was Purely Functional Head Down, Heavy Load

Wally World and Ollie food produced a return trip load of 49 lbs for the return trip. It was a pleasant day, sunny and mid 50’s moderately heavy traffic. Total distance of 5.71 miles in just 30...
11-21-09, 07:16 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Today was Purely Functional Head Down, Heavy Load

Wally World and Ollie food produced a return trip load of 49 lbs for the return trip. It was a pleasant day, sunny and mid 50’s moderately heavy traffic. Total distance of 5.71 miles in just 30...
11-21-09, 12:29 AM
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Posted By olliesdad01

My sympathies as well as empathy rraab. I have a...

My sympathies as well as empathy rraab. I have a hard enough time keeping up with change, but am willing to give it a try if it seems to be an improvement. But Fixies? With or without brakes seems...
11-21-09, 12:18 AM
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Posted By olliesdad01

My New to Me Fuji, One of you should be able to help....

Vintage Fuji Suncrest? Any Fuji experts willing to lend a hand in identifying the Fuji frame I took delivery on today?

It's an interesting challenge. The basic information is:
Fuji Suncrest, 22...
11-21-09, 12:12 AM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Forgive me folks but I only recently learned the...

Forgive me folks but I only recently learned the meaning of the term "Fixie" and new to Forums I figured out that "newbie" and "noob" are the same. But I cannot figure out what Mod means. Hopefully...
11-21-09, 12:02 AM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Old Fuji MTB Assistance Needed

Vintage Fuji Suncrest? Any Fuji experts willing to lend a hand in identifying the Fuji frame I took delivery on today?

It's an interesting challenge. The basic information is:
Fuji Suncrest, 22...
11-20-09, 11:56 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Old Fuji MTB Assistance Needed

Vintage Fuji Suncrest? Any Fuji experts willing to lend a hand in identifying the Fuji frame I took delivery on today?

It's an interesting challenge. The basic information is:
Fuji Suncrest, 22...
11-19-09, 05:54 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Today was both Functional and Fast Senior...

Today was both Functional and Fast
Senior Discount day at the local Harris Teeter, is a must for and is usually planned as a "rest" day. This said it is also a great, relatively flat ride with...
Forum: Introductions
11-18-09, 11:13 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Any time Flyinlow just give me a shout here.

Any time Flyinlow just give me a shout here.
Forum: Commuting
11-18-09, 02:35 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

It was the PITS

This was supposed to be a pleasant and productive day, two errands separated by an 8 mile stretch of hills. But the best laid plans can run counter to conditions.

Left home at 8:15 for a V A...
11-18-09, 02:14 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Today Was the Pits

This was supposed to be a pleasant day but the best laid plans can run counter to conditions.

Left home at 8:15 for a V A appointment at 9 the temperature was 50 degrees and the sky overcast and...
11-18-09, 01:08 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Problem Solved! Thank you all for your...

Problem Solved!

Thank you all for your suggestions. In one visit to Niagara Cycle Works solved two problems and saved bucks! 1. They had the fork I could not get elsewhere; 2. A big surprise was...
11-18-09, 12:47 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Problem Solved! Thank you for your...

Problem Solved!

Thank you for your suggestions. In one visit to Niagra Cycle Works solved two problems and saved bucks! 1. They had the fork I could not get elsewhere; 2. A big surprise was that...
11-17-09, 08:35 PM
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Views: 1,399
Posted By olliesdad01

Sources for Replacement 27" Forks

Ok folks, I have observed that many of you are bike shop owners or workers. I am old and so are my bikes. My new fixed income lifestyle has required replacing unlimited bucks with imagination and...
11-17-09, 06:02 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Thanks for the pix, I have wondered how the Cape...

Thanks for the pix, I have wondered how the Cape fared after "norIda".
11-17-09, 05:53 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Todays ride was one of my favorite in the city...

Todays ride was one of my favorite in the city limits rides. An out and back 13.53 miles with steep and fast descents on the outbound leg, morphing into demanding climbs on the return. About half of...
11-17-09, 05:49 PM
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Posted By olliesdad01

Sources for Replacement 27" Forks

Ok folks, I have observed that many of you are bike shop owners or workers. I am old and so are my bikes. My new fixed income lifestyle has required replacing unlimited bucks with imagination and...
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