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01-14-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By Vefer

I have an '84 400. 27.2 seat post and it's...

I have an '84 400. 27.2 seat post and it's pretty snug. I honed mine. fit's fine.
01-14-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,555
Posted By Vefer

I have an 84 400 triple. 27.2 seat post is a...

I have an 84 400 triple. 27.2 seat post is a tight fit. I honed mine out, it's still snug but that is how they fit. It's not a highly sought after collectible, But it is a REALLY nice all around...
10-27-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 607
Posted By Vefer

Even though I mostly have old Treks, I do LOVE...

Even though I mostly have old Treks, I do LOVE the old French bikes! Especially these with the gorgeous chain guards, chain rings, fenders and lights. VERY COOL thread! Thanks ! :-)
09-03-18, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,583
Posted By Vefer

I have a Dahon, in addition to my full size...

I have a Dahon, in addition to my full size bikes. I like it a LOT especially for crowed city riding. It VERY maneuverable, It balances really well, I can easily ride at really low speeds 2-3-4 mph,...
08-11-18, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,960
Posted By Vefer

Maybe???? Certain sun tan lotions and bug...

Maybe???? Certain sun tan lotions and bug repellents have plasticizers in them and they can slowly over time slowly soften plastics, rubbers and spandex materials. might have happened to your lock?
05-11-18, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 774
Posted By Vefer

Iíd be in for a fall outing ride! Letís do it!

Iíd be in for a fall outing ride! Letís do it!
04-17-18, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By Vefer

Um, the Dura Ace shifters only play nice with...

Um, the Dura Ace shifters only play nice with other Dura Ace parts. They are slightly different pull ratios and spacings.
03-13-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,147
Posted By Vefer

I had this problem too! With the KSYRIUM ES...

I had this problem too! With the KSYRIUM ES Salmon Kool Stops fixed it!
I've had this issue with Shimano pads on at least three bikes over the years. No issues after switching to Kool Stop Salmon...
03-02-18, 09:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,340
Posted By Vefer

Welcome back!! I remember you always had great...

Welcome back!! I remember you always had great photography.
12-15-17, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By Vefer

Glad I could help. I don't why but rubber...

Glad I could help. I don't why but rubber mallets or a dead blow hammer will break free bolts and nuts with less damage than a metal hammer. I learned this 45 years ago from a mechanic that was even...
12-14-17, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By Vefer

With the wrench on the pedal, use a heavy rubber...

With the wrench on the pedal, use a heavy rubber mallet or a dead blow hammer. Don't use a metal hammer. Hit it ONCE in 1 direction, then ONCE in the other direction. Alternate back and forth with...
11-30-17, 08:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,564
Posted By Vefer

"You mean you have to take your hands Off the...

"You mean you have to take your hands Off the handlebars to shift?" One of my favorite comments!
09-24-17, 07:54 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,934
Posted By Vefer

As much as I would LOVE to be here, My son and...

As much as I would LOVE to be here, My son and daughter in law just bought their 1st house and are moving in that weekend. I think anyone withing driving distance should go to this ride, Great...
07-11-17, 10:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,541
Posted By Vefer

I have a few old Treks and 1 newer one and a...

I have a few old Treks and 1 newer one and a Honda VFR 750. The perfect motorcycle.
Forum: Great Lakes
03-01-17, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,516
Posted By Vefer

June 2016. I rode from Elroy to Sparta towing a...

June 2016. I rode from Elroy to Sparta towing a little trailer I made from an old Burley kid transporter. Camped overnight right outside Sparta in WI DNR campsite and road back the next day. No...
02-01-17, 07:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,829
Posted By Vefer

I use them all the time! The Chrome Velo Orange...

I use them all the time! The Chrome Velo Orange ones on the road bikes and the black nylon Delta ones ones on the mtn bikes. I wear a size 13 and need to space them out 1/4" with plastic spacers on...
01-24-17, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,534
Posted By Vefer

The original pads were also cut square,...

The original pads were also cut square, EVENTUALLY they would wear into the taper of the rim, but you had about 1/2 braking power for the 1st 100-200 miles until they wore in. Those Can Creek Grey...
01-24-17, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,534
Posted By Vefer

I get them from Amazon, They are Cane Creek Grey...

I get them from Amazon, They are Cane Creek Grey Matter. The sides of your steel wheels aren't flat either, I take the new pads to the bench grinder, or a very rough file, you need to taper them top...
01-22-17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,534
Posted By Vefer

Even though I LOVE Kool Stops and have then on...

Even though I LOVE Kool Stops and have then on ALL my bikes EXCEPT the Schwinn collegiate. The calipers only "look" like Dia-comps, but they are a poor copy, the metal is just a little thinner than...
01-03-17, 09:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 920
Posted By Vefer

Iab's ride is awesome, great people, nice ride,...

Iab's ride is awesome, great people, nice ride, quiet roads, Awesome tacos at the end of the ride. It's really worth the ride to get there. I've done it 3-4 years and missed other times - work gets...
01-01-17, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 920
Posted By Vefer

I'd show up, depending on the date and my work...

I'd show up, depending on the date and my work schedule. Would we be going South or North from your place?
12-13-16, 10:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,794
Posted By Vefer

Couple of things. Go after FedEx, get written...

Couple of things. Go after FedEx, get written estimate from the painter. You WILL need to stay on top of Fedex or they will just blow it off. Depending on where you live they may eventually have you...
10-29-16, 06:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,780
Posted By Vefer

That's Gorgeous !!! I would pay extra for the...

That's Gorgeous !!! I would pay extra for the coloring on that leather. Absolutely do not re-do it! That's how REAL leather is supposed to look. LOVE the rivets!!
10-03-16, 08:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,774
Posted By Vefer

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, I'm working that day - Or I would...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, I'm working that day - Or I would be there. Next year??
07-02-16, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,254
Posted By Vefer

I'm in! 3rd time. 50+ on Vintage steel, I'll...

I'm in! 3rd time. 50+ on Vintage steel, I'll have the Trek 560 with me this year. Great people, great roads. If you like back roads, small towns and carnivals, you need to be here.
04-25-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,300
Posted By Vefer

If you want to get serious about the tandem - Sir...

If you want to get serious about the tandem - Sir Sheldon has a wonderful article for newbe riders.

Tandem Bicycles (http://sheldonbrown.com/tandem.html)
04-23-16, 04:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,300
Posted By Vefer

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04-23-16, 03:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,300
Posted By Vefer

Thanks to IAB for picking the perfect day,...

Thanks to IAB for picking the perfect day, organizing this, and leading the way. With his fine help everyone made it back!

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04-18-16, 07:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,300
Posted By Vefer

I promise I'll take more pics! There is always...

I promise I'll take more pics! There is always room for more people and bikes. Don't forget Great Taco's at the end. Just show up, It's a great ride.
03-22-16, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By Vefer

+1 for the Westley's Bleche-Wite I've used it...

+1 for the Westley's Bleche-Wite I've used it for 30-40 years.
03-22-16, 09:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,300
Posted By Vefer

Next to no walking. there is standing around in...

Next to no walking. there is standing around in the parking lot before the ride, the taco place is only 20 feet long. It would be hard to walk any distance at all.
03-22-16, 09:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,300
Posted By Vefer

I'm in! Great people, great scenery, great...

I'm in! Great people, great scenery, great roads, great bikes, AWESOME Taco joint! It's worth it.
02-01-16, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By Vefer

Joe here - Vefer I bought a bunch of little...

Joe here - Vefer I bought a bunch of little pieces, Some bits for my son, he was in Peoria. Also finally bought a wheel truing stand
01-10-16, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By Vefer

Amazing what the simple little bicycle can do....

Amazing what the simple little bicycle can do. Not only take you places, But fun, and it turns out that it's good for you too. Any exercise is better than none and on a bike you can decide what level...
01-10-16, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,538
Posted By Vefer

In the spring, The first time you take the road...

In the spring, The first time you take the road bike out, just 2 turns of the crank and you wont believe how fast that bike is! Sometimes in the summer time, I'll my my Schwinn Collegiate for a...
01-02-16, 11:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,882
Posted By Vefer

I have one of the Velo Orange 2 bolt ones. at...

I have one of the Velo Orange 2 bolt ones. at 55.00 its less than the Nito but still Very nice

VO Grand Cru Long Setback Seatpost MKII, Silver - Seatposts - Components...
12-28-15, 08:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,560
Posted By Vefer

RAGBRAI ! And it was so much fun I'm going back...

RAGBRAI ! And it was so much fun I'm going back again this year. 495590495591495592495593495594
12-13-15, 08:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,521
Posted By Vefer

AWESOME Bike!!!

AWESOME Bike!!!
04-27-15, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By Vefer

As long as I'm not working or a big family thing...

As long as I'm not working or a big family thing like a wedding that weekend, I'll definitely show up! The C&V people are the best, the bikes are awesome to look at, and I don't turn down good food...
04-26-15, 05:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,357
Posted By Vefer

THANKS iab!!!! Great Day, Wonderful people!!!...

THANKS iab!!!! Great Day, Wonderful people!!! Oh,,,, and the Tacos!!!! :-) And I'm not slow, I just wanted pictures of you guys in front of me. :-)
04-26-15, 05:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,357
Posted By Vefer

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04-26-15, 05:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,357
Posted By Vefer

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04-23-15, 09:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,357
Posted By Vefer

I can make it on Sunday! Is the Taco place still...

I can make it on Sunday! Is the Taco place still open on Sunday mornings?
03-29-15, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2,265
Views: 118,119
Posted By Vefer

It's called the Grumpy Troll, in Mt Horeb. ...

It's called the Grumpy Troll, in Mt Horeb. Excellent place!441968
03-21-15, 08:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,357
Posted By Vefer

I'm in!!!! Great tacos! Great people, quiet...

I'm in!!!! Great tacos! Great people, quiet roads, good times! :-) There are 2 actual hills and a couple of rollers, but the rest is "as flat as a pancake" Now I have to think about which bike...
02-10-15, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 734
Posted By Vefer

I have the same bike. I could not find paint...

I have the same bike. I could not find paint anywhere. So I mixed my own. Testers Enamel - not the acrylic. a blue, a green about a 50/50 mix and a drop or 2 of yellow. Remember is changes color as...
02-08-15, 09:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,812
Posted By Vefer

I remember when around the block was tough, then...

I remember when around the block was tough, then I could go around 2 times! There is a MUP not far away, a 10 mile circle through a forest preserve after riding around my neighborhood for a while, I...
11-09-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,213
Posted By Vefer

And of course a little bike porn ...

And of course a little bike porn
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11-09-14, 07:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,213
Posted By Vefer

And now some pics. ...

And now some pics.
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11-09-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,213
Posted By Vefer

Thanks Bob for putting this together! :-) And...

Thanks Bob for putting this together! :-) And OMG BIG THANKS to Mark for the AWESOME post ride meal!
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