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12-22-12, 11:26 PM
12-14-11, 12:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By Gordo Grande

L.A. Beach Bike Path and Ballona Creek Bike Path!

L.A. Beach Bike Path and Ballona Creek Bike Path!
03-06-09, 11:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,379
Posted By Gordo Grande

I still have my old Minoura work stand, and it is...

I still have my old Minoura work stand, and it is still a POS. I thought I was the only one who thought so. Glad to hear that everyone else hates it too. I just never got around to throwing it out....
03-06-09, 11:28 PM
Replies: 14,510
Views: 3,335,623
Posted By Gordo Grande

It sure looks clean! Good catch!

It sure looks clean! Good catch!
03-03-09, 03:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,970
Posted By Gordo Grande

Almost all of my bikes are Japanese, as you can...

Almost all of my bikes are Japanese, as you can tell by my sig. That was all I could afford back in the eighties, when I bought most of my bikes. They were great bikes for the money, and a friend of...
03-03-09, 03:28 AM
Replies: 14,510
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Posted By Gordo Grande

That's a damn nice bike for FREE!!!!!!

That's a damn nice bike for FREE!!!!!!
03-03-09, 03:27 AM
Replies: 14,510
Views: 3,335,623
Posted By Gordo Grande

As I recall, Vitus was probably considered...

As I recall, Vitus was probably considered cutting edge stuff in 1987. $2100 was top bucks for a bike in those days!
02-28-09, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14,510
Views: 3,335,623
Posted By Gordo Grande

You don't see too many Diamondback road bikes. If...

You don't see too many Diamondback road bikes. If I'm correct, Diamondback mountain bikes and Centurion road bikes were the same company, but they only marketed their road bikes with the Diamondback...
02-28-09, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 265,500
Posted By Gordo Grande

That is a sweet rig, and it's my size! I'm going...

That is a sweet rig, and it's my size! I'm going to watch that one.
Forum: Touring
02-27-09, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By Gordo Grande

I have one, but it's at least 20 years...

I have one, but it's at least 20 years old...probably older.
02-27-09, 05:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 991
Posted By Gordo Grande

Back in the day, (about 25 years ago) I did a...

Back in the day, (about 25 years ago) I did a ride while having an asthma attack. I was famous for a few years for being able to barf off the side of the bike. I learned my lesson! :-(
02-26-09, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14,510
Views: 3,335,623
Posted By Gordo Grande

I'd rate that one pretty damn good! I'd love to...

I'd rate that one pretty damn good! I'd love to find a vintage Raleigh like that one. I keep looking. I can only hope...
02-26-09, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By Gordo Grande

247!!! :-( aaarrrggghhh!!! I gained a few pounds...

247!!! :-( aaarrrggghhh!!! I gained a few pounds back! :-(

Gotta' stop eating those peanuts!!!!!
02-15-09, 10:22 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 38,476
Posted By Gordo Grande

LOL! I got those plates in 1982! :)

LOL! I got those plates in 1982! :)
02-15-09, 12:20 AM
Replies: 14,510
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Posted By Gordo Grande

My guess is that it's a late 70s or early 80s...

My guess is that it's a late 70s or early 80s bike, judging by the forks and emblem. Hard to tell without more pictures.
02-15-09, 12:04 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 38,476
Posted By Gordo Grande

One of these days I have to get down there to...

One of these days I have to get down there to ride with you folks. I live way over on the west side, by Ballona Creek, but I'll make the trek inland one of these days to meet you folks....
02-15-09, 12:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Gordo Grande

Moron is the right word for folks like that. I...

Moron is the right word for folks like that. I live across from Ballona Creek, and my kids have been taught from day one NEVER to get near that damn thing.
02-13-09, 12:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,646
Posted By Gordo Grande

Pictures look fine to me. Nice bike!

Pictures look fine to me. Nice bike!
02-10-09, 10:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,329
Posted By Gordo Grande

245!! Argh!!! Gained a pound or two back. It's...

245!! Argh!!! Gained a pound or two back. It's been raining all damn week!
02-08-09, 12:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,860
Posted By Gordo Grande

I had some of those years ago. Unfortunately, I...

I had some of those years ago. Unfortunately, I broke them. They never really worked for me. Glad you had better luck with them.
02-07-09, 11:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By Gordo Grande

I'd be checking my shorts after that! :lol:

I'd be checking my shorts after that! :lol:
02-06-09, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 265,500
Posted By Gordo Grande

Looks like my beagle....always grumpy!!!!! :)

Looks like my beagle....always grumpy!!!!! :)
02-06-09, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,776
Posted By Gordo Grande

I used trail-a-bikes for years, with no problems....

I used trail-a-bikes for years, with no problems. I even had one with two seats on it, which I sometimes pulled with our adult tandem. No problem at all, but, when I sold it to a friend of mine, he...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-09, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,493
Posted By Gordo Grande

Great thread and pictures. Thanks for posting. I...

Great thread and pictures. Thanks for posting. I almost missed the fact that you had a HEART ATTACK seven weeks ago! Congratulations on a marvelous comeback.
02-02-09, 12:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,747
Posted By Gordo Grande

NO s**t! That was some years ago, but I guy I...

NO s**t! That was some years ago, but I guy I worked with was riding at lunch time, and some punks pulled up and threw a brick at him. Hit him in the head! Fortunately, the guy was ok.
02-02-09, 12:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,747
Posted By Gordo Grande

LOL! I had a squirrel run in front of me years...

LOL! I had a squirrel run in front of me years ago coming down garbage hill. Poor little guy left the tip of his tail on the road that day! :-)
01-29-09, 10:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,307
Posted By Gordo Grande

I took it off and on for about 20 years, for...

I took it off and on for about 20 years, for severe asthma attacks. Good news is that I'm still alive. Bad news is that at one point I was 100 lbs overweight. I've lost a lot since then, but I still...
01-28-09, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Gordo Grande

Thanks much guys. These are all great insights. ...

Thanks much guys. These are all great insights.

I'm not planning on becoming a bike flipper anytime soon, but I am fixing up some bikes for my kids to use. You've made me realize that there are...
01-28-09, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Gordo Grande

Newby question

I've learned a lot from you guys since I've been hanging out here the last few months, and I'm starting to get into refurbishing my old bikes, as well as scouring the garage sales and thrift shops. I...
01-28-09, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 265,500
Posted By Gordo Grande

Damn, I wish it was my size. I'd be on it! :-(

Damn, I wish it was my size. I'd be on it! :-(
01-28-09, 02:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,747
Posted By Gordo Grande

I'd be careful about Griffith Park after dark....

I'd be careful about Griffith Park after dark. I've been working within a mile or so of Griffith Park for nearly 30 years. There is indeed crime there, especially after dark. A close friend of mine...
01-28-09, 02:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,037
Posted By Gordo Grande

Sorry I'm late. 244! Up a pound or two, but it...

Sorry I'm late. 244! Up a pound or two, but it was hard to ride this week. Still, I feel my waist getting smaller even with the ups and downs, so I feel good about it. I need to put another notch in...
01-25-09, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,049
Posted By Gordo Grande

beautiful pics! Thanks for posting!

beautiful pics! Thanks for posting!
01-23-09, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14,510
Views: 3,335,623
Posted By Gordo Grande

Doohickie, two great bikes there. Have fun fixing...

Doohickie, two great bikes there. Have fun fixing them up.

I was thinking of you when I scored that old American Eagle roadster posted a few pages back. It reminded me a lot of your Raleigh...
01-23-09, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14,510
Views: 3,335,623
Posted By Gordo Grande

Yea for Stumpjumpers!

Yea for Stumpjumpers!
01-21-09, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By Gordo Grande

certainly brings back some memories. I remember...

certainly brings back some memories. I remember when all those styles were cool! Man, I'm getting old! :-) Thanks for sharing!
01-20-09, 11:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 916
Posted By Gordo Grande

244....gained a little back. Injured my knee over...

244....gained a little back. Injured my knee over the weekend, slowing my training a bit.

goal for the week. Let the knee heal so I can start putting serious mileage in again.
01-18-09, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14,510
Views: 3,335,623
Posted By Gordo Grande

Nice work, Bikemonger! I love the Suburban!

Nice work, Bikemonger! I love the Suburban!
01-18-09, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14,510
Views: 3,335,623
Posted By Gordo Grande

3 bikes in one day!

I scored!

You guys have been a great influence on me. It paid off yesterday.

I took my older daughter out to breakfast. We happened to pass a garage sale on the way to the restaurant, and I...
01-16-09, 11:55 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 12,279
Posted By Gordo Grande

57 years old, been directing live t.v. newscasts...

57 years old, been directing live t.v. newscasts for 32 years in Los Angeles. It used to be fun, but it's not any more. I hope to retire in the next two to three years, at which point I'll spend all...
01-16-09, 11:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,426
Posted By Gordo Grande

Sorry to hear it. Hope the scumbag who took it...

Sorry to hear it. Hope the scumbag who took it gets what he deserves!
Forum: Touring
01-13-09, 11:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,338
Posted By Gordo Grande

LOL! I agree! I always carried a small flask of...

LOL! I agree! I always carried a small flask of whiskey. It helped to ease a few muscle pains and get a good nights sleep, and it was a lot easier to carry around then a six pack of beer! :)
...
01-13-09, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By Gordo Grande

By all means, avoid Cahuenga Pass. I've tried,...

By all means, avoid Cahuenga Pass. I've tried, and I just can't figure out a safe way through there. Ditto for Laurel Canyon.

I use a rough estimate for travel time. Figure out how long it would...
Forum: Touring
01-13-09, 12:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,002
Posted By Gordo Grande

Contrary to what everyone else has said, I have...

Contrary to what everyone else has said, I have to stick my two cents worth in.

Get at least a 36 rear spoke wheel, if you can. If I had the money, I'd have a 40 spoke rear wheel built for my...
Forum: Touring
01-13-09, 12:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,811
Posted By Gordo Grande

My two cents worth... Are you really...

My two cents worth...

Are you really planning on touring with this bike, or do you just want to do local rides with a touring bike?

The reason I ask is this. If you're going to really get out...
01-12-09, 11:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,698
Posted By Gordo Grande

If I've invited someone less experienced along on...

If I've invited someone less experienced along on a ride, I take for granted that they're not going to be able to keep up. The purpose on those rides is to help them participate in our great sport. I...
01-12-09, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By Gordo Grande

I agree, it's a nice bike, not a great deal, but...

I agree, it's a nice bike, not a great deal, but a good deal, if it is indeed your frame size.

One word of caution: Are you sure this is the type of bike you're looking for? The only reason I ask...
01-12-09, 10:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,116
Posted By Gordo Grande

I've never ridden one, but I've read a lot of...

I've never ridden one, but I've read a lot of reviews. The biggest complaint seems to be with the coaster brake. You might want to consider adding at least a front hand brake to improve the stopping...
01-12-09, 10:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,329
Posted By Gordo Grande

Sorry I missed last week.... 242!!!!...

Sorry I missed last week....

242!!!! YAHOO!!! Down three pounds from two weeks ago. I'm giving credit to the two half-centuries I've ridden in the last week or so.

Goals for this week: Keep...
01-11-09, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By Gordo Grande

All good suggestions. I might also suggest taking...

All good suggestions. I might also suggest taking some side streets around Virgil. Go past Virgil one block, and then cut down the side street behind Virgil Middle School, (can't remember the name of...
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