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Old 09-01-2010, 10:03 AM   #16591
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I think I may still have an old Eclipse bar bag somewhere at home. The briefcases I used in college I have on the mountain bike are Kirkland Tour Packs from about 1981-82 or so? I had several Eclipse tank bags. The last one I liked a lot, but I have no memory of where it got to.
i had an eclipse bar bag too... was big enough to hold a sixpack of longnecks...
had a complex U-shaped bar that fit over the gooseneck-handlebar intersection, the bag slipped onto this, then had two elastics that ran down to some loops screwed into the fork tip eyelets.

apparenlty Eclipse decided motorcycle luggage was more lucrative and got out of the bike biz some time in the later 80s. now, AFAIK, they are defunct.
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Old 09-01-2010, 10:10 AM   #16592
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i had an eclipse bar bag too... was big enough to hold a sixpack of longnecks...
had a complex U-shaped bar that fit over the gooseneck-handlebar intersection, the bag slipped onto this, then had two elastics that ran down to some loops screwed into the fork tip eyelets.

apparenlty Eclipse decided motorcycle luggage was more lucrative and got out of the bike biz some time in the later 80s. now, AFAIK, they are defunct.
Ah, and that's why I lost track of them. I switched to BMW specific bags when the goofy multivario bags came out in the 80's and I had easy access to them masquerading as a BMW mechanic...
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:50 PM   #16593
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Road Shoe with SPD Cleats?

I finally replaced my 10+ year old Diadora mtb shoes with a new pair of Lake road shoes in wide width. I like SPD pedals and use them for everything i.e. road, mountain, spin class in winter. Anyway, they are drilled for SPD style cleats and included some metal mtb pedal plates to install in the soles. Am I supposed to cut through the layer beneath the insoles to install the plates? That part of the shoe is hard to get to because the tongue is held in place by that fancy new BOA lacing setup. BTW, these feel sweet on my feet... on the living room carpet.
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:55 PM   #16594
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Found a cheap, POS Hybrid Schwinn today. Picked it up and took it for a spin - love it! I know it's not much, but it's mo' bettah than what I had and it'll get me started. I'll take a pic tomorrow and post it.

I will say that I did 7 miles on it tonight and averaged 12mph and didn't work near as hard as I would have on my comfort bike. It's much lighter and has more speeds - 24.
Well ya got pics yet or what?
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:04 PM   #16595
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I finally replaced my 10+ year old Diadora mtb shoes with a new pair of Lake road shoes in wide width. I like SPD pedals and use them for everything i.e. road, mountain, spin class in winter. Anyway, they are drilled for SPD style cleats and included some metal mtb pedal plates to install in the soles. Am I supposed to cut through the layer beneath the insoles to install the plates? That part of the shoe is hard to get to because the tongue is held in place by that fancy new BOA lacing setup. BTW, these feel sweet on my feet... on the living room carpet.
had to poke around their webpile to find FAQ #5 here...
http://www.lakecycling.com/faq.php
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:37 PM   #16596
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Well ya got pics yet or what?
Soon, soon!!
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:47 PM   #16597
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Other resource suggestions?
I have had good luck here.

They have a rail-to-trail there.
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:24 PM   #16598
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:31 PM   #16599
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:54 PM   #16600
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This morning's ride in the Whiskeytown NRA. I dunno how far, cause I reset the entire cyclocomputer rather than just the trip odo. Did alot of walk-a-bike on the steep bits due to running out of talent rather than breath.



Trust me, it looked damned near vertical from the top!
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:19 PM   #16601
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Picked up an old Triumph 10-speed. Need some help on year-ish.

Frame #3927306
Originally black frame and fork
2X5 drivetrain
Huret FD and clamp-on downtube shifters
Shimano Skylark RD (LBS didn't think it was original)
Raleigh Industries (RI) 49T/46T cottered crankset
14-24 cassette w/chrome spoke guard
Weinmann calipers and levers
36H/40H Ukai 26X1-3/8" rims
no hub markings
Bi-KING Superlastic 26X1-5/8"(?) rear tire
Skyway 26X1-3/8" front tire

I've found the chainring tooth count as far back as '62. The brake calipers and fork are identical to my '63 BSA. Other than geometry, the frame is identical to my BSA (same dropouts, seatstay detail, lugs, etc).

The Ukai wheel brand throws me off. The size is correct, the axles (bastardized with SAE nuts) are Whitworth, and spoke count is correct for a Raleigh bike of the 60's.

This would've been a really cool find. However, the douche who's owned for the last 35 years really f-ed all the hardware with SAE stuff, the chainstays are smashed from a stupid kickstand (didn't notice when I picked it up), the wheels are really tweaked, spray bomb paint job, cool dropbars are bent, etc. I look at this thing and think "WTF?".

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:33 PM   #16602
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Just heard about this place for vintage NOS Campagnolo stuff and restoration services.

http://www.velomine.com/

Tons of vintage stuff here, too.

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:38 PM   #16603
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had to poke around their webpile to find FAQ #5 here...
http://www.lakecycling.com/faq.php
Thanks alot for that one pierce.
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:53 PM   #16604
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Lighter means Wooot!!



I don't think it's bad for $99.

Going on my usual 15 mile ride tonight with my dad - we'll see how well it works out.

Oh and P.S. I took off the faggy spoke reflectors.
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:58 PM   #16605
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I don't think it's bad for $99.
That doesn't look like a POS, to me.

$99!!!! I don't see how.
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