Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    Hard to imagine today riding one of those POS's. But back then, we thought they were cool. Just like bell bottom jeans. :lol3
  2. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    I never had a shifting model, but had a couple stingray's. We went through a phase where we would saw the forks off another bike, and hammer them onto the existing forks, making a chopper. Couldn't keep the front wheel on the ground! The minibikes, and then dirtbikes put the whole bicycle thing on the backburner for years...
  3. pierce

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    never owned a 20" bike. my first bike as a kid was a english "lightweight" 3-speed, my 2nd bike a Dawes Galaxy 10-speed. I still have the Motobecane Grand Record 10 speed I bought in 1975...
  4. HOT DAMN!

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    I'm looking at a Chris King headset for my build and got lost reading install info on his site which called for having the head-tube faced. The last bike i built was back in the 80's, BMX stuff so this is actually something I have never heard of. So, I set out to buy a facing tool because I really enjoy working on bikes just as much as riding. Whoa, $300 plus for a good tool, that was for the head only, BB set up is additinal. :eek1

    I totally understand the principles but wondered if it was truly necessary. What did the shop charge you for such a service? :ear
  5. HOT DAMN!

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    We did the exact same thing with the forks! It amazes me the similarity in things we would do in a time where media/technology was nonexistent and we lived thousands of miles apart. :deal :thumb

    These are in my garage now, the little neighbors love to cruise them around the hood.

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  6. pierce

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    I remember riding my friend's one of those exact same bikes, and being amazed at how awful it was. slow, heavy, sloppy steering, horrible brakes. but, hey, you looked cool doing it, I guess. Maybe /thats/ why Harley's are so popular?!?

    of course, at that point in time (late 60s, I was 15 or 16), I was into riding my Dawes all over San Francisco. my friends with the stingrays thought that around the block was too far, and anything resembling a hill was for walking up.
  7. HOT DAMN!

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    You had lame friends and at 15/16 my bikes were stashed in the corner of the garage because we had moved on to cars/motorcycles. :lol3
  8. Ridge

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    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    "Cyclists have become miserabilists."

    He's right. I see prime examples of this almost daily. You'd think they're all on the "Tour de Fuck You."
  10. HOT DAMN!

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    "May, 8,000; other cyclists, nil. I supposed I might just be coming across as a weirdo. So I then tried smiling instead. Still nothing."

    "Don't come over all superior with me, you saddle-faced gits."

    :poser

    That is no bullshit, I could have the most fucked up day ever and about 2 miles into a trip to the beer store, I have a permanent smile affixed to my face.

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  11. Aurelius

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    It's been decades, and I still remember how awful those things were. :lol3 What's amazing is how much we still managed to do with that crappy technology.
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    I won many of BMX races in the 70's on a Ashtabula equipped Schwinn Scrambler. :deal
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    hardly anyone drove cars in San Francisco. my parents only ever had a single car, which was garaged most of the time... they didn't get a second car until we moved into the burbs (Marin) in the 70s.
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    :bow:bow:bow
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    yeah, but I bet it didn't have a chrome springer fork :huh

    or a coaster brake.
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    Truth... and that is a sweet beer-getter!
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    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    Did you know these will do over 60 on a nice long hill ,say like just outside of Morrisson,Co. :augie DAMHIKT
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    You sir are correct. :webers

    Regardless, that gold Sting Ray is fun as hell to cruise around on. I ride bikes, all different kinds, big, small, heavy, light, ugly, perdy...dosen't matter. They all have an uncanny ability to put an instant smile on my face, period. :1drink
  20. HOT DAMN!

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    Have you tried one of these?

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