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dnc1

I live for the CABE
Apr 1, 2016
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Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
Alliteration doesn't get much better than that @birdzgarage! Lovely photo too.
I can almost match that with "Mallorcan made 'Minaco'......afternoon".
Same route as yesterday, but on the '49 Minaco especiale.....
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Another lovely day for riding over here.
Rolled past this newly-created pond on a farm. The heavily pollarded Willows should soon regrow their limbs. Should be a great little wildlife habitat in a year or two, but currently looks like some strange kind of 'henge'.....
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Got my Vindec 'rat' out to nip down to the supermarket for a few things later on.....
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Sadly, we're not allowed to take our bicycles inside, a la @tripple3, but bike parking is right by the entrance.
 

dnc1

I live for the CABE
Apr 1, 2016
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Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
Out on the Vindec again this evening, only 7 miles over to see my mum.
I don’t ride this too often, but when I do I really enjoy it.
It's basically an English version of a 'klunker', except we called them a 'tracker' or 'trackie' bike.
Stripped down, minimalist, beat-up and big bars; a fun, lightweight, all terrain machine that I enjoyed so much in my early teens, although mine back then was based on a gold coloured Vindec.....
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Needs bigger bars, and slightly knobblier tyres, but great fun riding the same roads on a very similar machine to what I used around 1979.
 

JimRoy

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 8, 2017
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Indianapolis

Mr. Monkeyarms

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 30, 2018
510
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Colorado
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Took my '39 Flying Ace for the Denver Old Bikes Club monthly ride yesterday. This was in an alley along 16th St. Mall. :)

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Earlier in the week, they were predicting rain all day on Easter. It was close to 65° and sunny just before we left. We got sprinkled on while taking a lap around Washington Park but it stopped in time for pizza!
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Also took my '38 Harvard (hiding behind the Huffy)for my friend John to ride and '39 Shelby Flyer for his girlfriend Tara.

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Then it cleared up and was nice for the ride back!
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Picked up this little pig at the gas station. It glows in the dark(barely) and oinks when you squeeze him. His name is El Hefe Carnitas. Think I'll tie a noose around his neck with a loop on the other end to use on whatever bike I ride without a horn, bell or other noisemaker.
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I hope you all had a great Easter!!

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Miq

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 12, 2019
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Arizona
Double ride today on my 41 World. First was down to the car shop to pick up my wife’s car. AC needed charged and it has already been in the mid 90s here. I was pretty pumped I didn’t need to disassemble the bike even w the car seat.
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Later, as the sun set, I went for a long ride on the canal out to the AZ Mills Mall.

I pass this bizarre stuffed turtle zip tied to this sign a lot. Yea, that’s my brake patch.
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While I was riding home looking for the sun glasses I lost on the way out, I found some bunny ears. Karmic trade of some sort I figure, so I rocked them on the way home. If the kids have half as much fun goofing with them at home, as I did freaking people out on the canal with them, it’s worth bringing them back and washing them.
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JimRoy

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 8, 2017
577
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Indianapolis
I removed the crank from my grandsons bike yesterday. I guess they call this a balancing bike?? He's currently burning the wheels off his tricycle. He's a short little guy, so I had to make some modifications. The front of the seat is now touching the top bar. Old Gramps will do anything for grandson.
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SKPC

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Feb 2, 2018
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Utah - United States
@JimRoy ----Bontrager Hanks are the tires on the Elgin. I do not believe they make them any longer, and it's too bad they don't...a very light fatty 26" tire.
What I found is the outside running diameter of these 26 x 2.125's is the same as a 700c x 32mm road setup. Hmmm. Do they roll better? Dunno...
 
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dnc1

I live for the CABE
Apr 1, 2016
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Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
Fancied a little speed this evening, out on the '78 André Bertin C56 track bike. 'Hooning' around the back lanes like a nutter!
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My friend John says that if you're not bent double and 'throwing up' after a time trial you haven't put enough effort into it!
I was almost 'throwing up' this evening, not from time-trialling, but from ingesting large clouds of insects at high speed! So many bugs about tonight.
John is 84 by the way, and still time-trialling!
 

tripple3

Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles
Sep 25, 2012
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Beach Cities, CA 92708
Sadly, we're not allowed to take our bicycles inside, a la @tripple3, but bike parking is right by the entrance.
I don't ask; I just take it in like I NEED IT!
It's my grocery Cart.
Western Flyer to and from the shop.
I'm a little sore from moving dirt with a shovel for 2 days, and a headwind home.
Back again tomorrow; the ride is what I look forward to.
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