Velo13 wrote:Great ride guys, good to meet you. I'll try and get up again before Xmas.
You too, J. As requested - saddle thread in retro biking.
huh? i miss one week and you're all talking in code?
Yeah! Man, that makes me wish I'd never sold my high school bike.
It had everything that one has: Suicide levers, stem shifters, shorty mudguards, 27" wheels and a hi-ten frame. Back then I didn't know anything about Cr-Mo, 700c, Presta valves or seat post sizes, and nor did I care...
Hey I need my Saturday job!
I'm old enough to be thinking about retiring, but I keep buying more bikes, not thinking about retiring anymore.
Old enough to have learnt to race on bikes with downtube shifting, hmmm I sort of recall something with only 3 gears, hang on, there was something with only
1 gear, but hang on don't I have some bikes here now that have only 1 gear.
Maybe old enough to have Alzheimer's, I may have had it but I'm farked if I can remember where I left it.
Ummm, older than or is that elder?
Hi I'm Elder Wal & he's elder than I am.
Oops, I did it again.
Bought another bike last night, it's a Spanish Razesa Cuadro (table????), seems the seller (in Spain) isn't happy that I've gotten it for 1.99 Euro (about AUS$2.60), plus a bucket load of Euro shipping. He's messaged me with an apology saying that he won't ship to Australia, I sent a reply saying tough titties, I want the damn bike.
Stay tuned for the final development on whether "Alberto" comes down under or not.
Señor... Aiy aiy aiy.... Pics!
Off topic, but am I the only person in Australia who builds with the front brake on the left?
More practical from a road safety standpoint, i.e. only required to indicate a right turn, hence left hand braking, but on a much more superficial, and therefore important, note, it makes the cable routing so much neater.
Wal, I suspect your euro pedigree may having you doing the same?
Na Dan, due to lots of M/C riding, I've always preferred my front brake on the R/H side, if I'm heading into a fast downhill right that I have to indicate, I'll indicate,stop idicating & grab the front, move my weight back, brake really hard with the front, trail the rear whilst indicating again & then corner, but there are very few spots where you really need to be on the brakes whilst turning right, you are usually turning across the traffic flow, I find it's more L/H corners that I take at speed, I indicate left too (yep I know Qld law says you don't need too, but it's my little bit for improving the 'look' of cyclists).
I've paid the guy for the Razesa, I have a feeling he's not going to send it & wait for me to lodge a resolution to get my money back, he's whinging that he's going to loose 90 Euros on the deal, hey not my problem, he should have put a reserve on it or set the international postage higher.
But if it does come (and I have a very low confidence on this), this is it-----
I think I'm getting the translation wrong, not sure why any bike manufacturer would call their model a 'table'.
Sort of think it could be dais, stage, podium or similar, but who know's with those crazy Spanish.
OK just translated it on a different translator, what I was seeing as table is in fact 'frame'.
Will now google & see if I can find an age & model.
how many of us have a singlespeed (or can knock one up) for a ringlespeed raturday after christmas?
Thats an idea !
Maybe i should ask Santa for a singlespeed - i need a bike that i can use in the wet and not have to get thingy about gunged up mechanical bits.
Favorite bike - whatever i am riding, as long as it has indexed shifters and inflated tyres
to complete said SS i require the following:
1 x 700C front wheel. $10 maximum
1 x 130BCD crankset (donation level of dodginess) - there were about 50 of them on offer the other week
1 x set recycled bar tape. Otherwise its Chux, I'm warning you.
I did riverloop a few times on SS before I built the viner - as long as gearing is set for cruising and not belting along the corso, the cemetery hill is manageable.
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i should hire you to strip and pack this europa
ok, what do i need to bring for the browning st swap meet this weekend?
anything i've left out? who's bringing the coffee thermos? cups? bueller? bueller? bueller?
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