CABErs Riding Classics

Discussion in 'General Discussion About Old Bicycles' started by tripple3, Sep 4, 2017.

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  1. #101 Posted Sep 13, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    You're right, and it's amazing what a difference that makes to your enjoyment of the riding experience, likewise with the fore and aft adjustment and angle of your saddle.
     
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  2. #102 Posted Sep 13, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    exactly. I saw a post the other day where a big guy was saying he doesn't ride that much, too many aches and pains, he posted a photo of his bikes with the seats all the way down and the handlebars upside down. I probably wouldn't ride those bikes either for very long.
     
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  3. #103 Posted Sep 16, 2017 at 4:04 AM

    Out Riding; Collecting Smiles

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  4. #104 Posted Sep 17, 2017 at 5:16 AM

    Out Riding; Collecting Smiles

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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Somebody throw up a picture of Scott McCaskey on two (wheels)
     
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    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    @fordmike65 lookin' fly on the Foothill Flyers Ride. :sunglasses:
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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Ford Mike always looks fly! :tongueout:
     
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  13. #113 Posted Sep 18, 2017 at 6:07 AM

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    That's really awesome! Here I am @SKIDKINGVBC
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  14. #114 Posted Sep 18, 2017 at 9:15 AM

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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  15. #115 Posted Sep 18, 2017 at 9:21 AM

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I'm a mountainbiker, also, and have my mountainbike set up like that.
    One thing I have noticed is old bikes cockpits are smaller. Old bikes seats won't go up far enough.
    I think people used to be shorter, or just completely smaller, or something.
    I have also noticed my feet are too wide for most vintage pedals, and my hands are too wide for vintage grips.
    Overall, vintage bikes just seem to be smaller than modern bikes.
    Maybe they just didn't have the studies or technology to realize the inefficiency. Maybe people just didn't go out and ride 50 miles for fun or fitness like nowadays.
    I know any of my vintage bikes with the seat at a "proper" height would look goofy, and then the handlebars would be too low, anyway.
    I only ride my vintage bikes a few miles at a time, so I just deal with getting some different muscles exercised than normal.
     
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  16. #116 Posted Sep 19, 2017 at 11:38 AM

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    ^^^^^^I ride like I am on a 50 lb road bike. I like to get the heart rate up, which is much harder to do sitting low. I have a buddy who I would bet has never gone more than 5 MPH on his old bike.... that is not me. I don't ride with him at all.
     
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  17. #117 Posted Sep 19, 2017 at 12:44 PM

    I live for the CABE

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    I suppose each to their own & if all you're getting from this thread of other cabers riding & enjoying their great bicycles is that the seat is too low .. then well ....

    Everyone I know & ride with sets their bikes up how they like to ride them - If your fortunate enough to buy one of their bikes when they decide sell it - by all means - set the bike how you like to ride it


    I ride road bikes - mountain bikes - vintage 26 bmx bikes - big tire snow & sand bikes - etc ... I'm never sore from riding - maybe I ride too often to get sore

    The ideal position of seat - bars - etc depends on type of ride for me - most of the balloon bikes I ride you can only adjust the seat so high - I like the seat low though - the balloon bicycles are tighter geometry & were originally intended for children to ride anyways

    Oddly enough the topic of our seat being to low - according to others - has never been a topic of conversation as we are enjoying our bicycle rides - hmmmm - Simply out enjoying the day on a ride on the strand or local vintage bicycle ride with friends - fellow cabers or bicycle enthusiast who roll slow & take in conversation & the day - we ride slow - not a race - not trying to optimize my perfect seat position for perfect cadence for my optimal performance



    Ridden not Hidden - Frank
     
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  18. #118 Posted Sep 19, 2017 at 2:36 PM

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    One of the guys always puts his saddle all the way down, just because the bike looks better that way.
    It's all about the bike and how cool it looks.
    That's like the conversation I had with a guy when I was talking about putting a springer fork on my Harley Davidson FXDL.
    He said, "What about the ride quality?"
    I replied, that if I was concerned about the ride quality, I wouldn't be riding a Harley Davidson,
    I'd be riding a BMW. Lol!
     
  19. #119 Posted Sep 19, 2017 at 3:31 PM

    Out Riding; Collecting Smiles

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  20. #120 Posted Sep 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    Well said Frank. Like you said the purpose of this thread is to show people enjoying their bikes. If I wanted to discuss the ideal riding geometry I'd be on a different site! V/r Shawn

    @Freqman1 very comfortable on my '40 Twin Flex!
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