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SKPC

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Feb 2, 2018
998
5,616
62
Utah - United States
I rode the Shelby "T" serial number bike yesterday for 41. (no pics) Today out for 40 on the Elgin tanker.
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Compared to the super-stiff rigid Shelby I rode yesterday, this softy-pie is really a dreamy & forgiving ride. This fork is stiff laterally, but vertically,(actually, horizontal as it splays out increasing the wheelbase) it is soft, but not too soft. When I load this fork by standing up and sprinting, it is super damp and has a very progressive spring rate which ramps up quickly. There is bit of rebound between pedal strokes, but since the fork only goes through about 65% of its total travel while standing up, there is further travel left if any bumps are hit. Also, it is hard to explain in words, but the fork doesn't spring back too much, but just floats slightly in the middle of the travel stroke when standing up and hammering. The wheelbase lengthens so any hard or uneven hand pressure on the bars doesn't change the straight-line and forgiving feel of the bike. You can pull or push hard on the bars while standing up/sawing the bike back and forth but the bike still tracks straight and true. My full-rigid Shelby roadster is tricky when transitioning from sitting to standing. Any uneven pressure on the bars when standing up has an instant effect on steering. making it a real hand-full. Pics next time of the "T" serial number late 30's Shelby that has more of a true rigid road bike feel. To be continued.....
 
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Mr. Monkeyarms

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 30, 2018
785
2,617
Colorado
I actually arrived early for Longmont Bike Night on my Felt Bandit tonight. (Seen here waiting in the shade while people arrive.)
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My friend Bob even stopped by before the ride. He has some really nice Schwinns(some purchased from me...) and is just a great guy.
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Since he was a big part of the dumpster find from last week and I don't need more bikes right now, I gave him a great deal on an uncommon Schwinn Skipper with Bendix 2 speed in great, mostly original condition.
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March 15, 1961 stamping on dropout.

From this dumpster find.:)
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Once again, a beautiful day for a ride!
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Then I went home to try a delicious frozen treat I've seen others enjoy after a ride here on the Cabe to see what the deal is.;)
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Krakatoa

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Oct 12, 2016
3,604
5,665
Warren, RI, United States
Somehow guys and gals I'm just killing it here in eastie RI!

Today I just picked up a gig at a beautiful historic 6 unit condo building~ I'm the new quote-unquote handyman!

I love all you guys and gals all of you every single one Caber that's out there from the US to France to Australia to India to Pakistan and Hong Kong anybody that loves bikes is my sister or brorher.

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Greeced lightning

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jul 26, 2018
98
407
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Rhodes, Greece
Went for a shakedown cruise, this morning, on my new ( at least to me) 39 Colson. Logged several miles around the bay & back. Stopped by what was left of two WW2 coastal batteries. The main guns are long gone, only the flanking bunkers remain. I think that they were constructed by the Italians, then taken over by the nazis when the former capitulated.

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Sven

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 24, 2017
2,316
7,519
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Mechanicsville, MD, United States
Glad to see ya back in the saddle @dnc1.
@Miq , you inspired me to take rides on the dark side.
I took the '79 out for a late evening ride
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Long shadows behind me
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The sun is disappearing.
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A bad moon out tonight. I dont know what it is about this spot that turns the pics to a greenish hue here.
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Good Ride.
 

Sven

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 24, 2017
2,316
7,519
55
Mechanicsville, MD, United States
Went for a shakedown cruise, this morning, on my new ( at least to me) 39 Colson. Logged several miles around the bay & back. Stopped by what was left of two WW2 coastal batteries. The main guns are long gone, only the flanking bunkers remain. I think that they were constructed by the Italians, then taken over by the nazis when the former capitulated.

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Very cool . The water is so blue..wow
 

Arfsaidthebee

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 14, 2013
293
1,475
Fremont, CA, United States
Way too hot to do any long rides today...stayed close to the pool until evening.

Jumped on the 1924 "America" as soon as it cooled down...nice hour ride in the cool night air!

The Start...
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Local Cemetery..
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The End...
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Had to jump in the pool when I got back! Still warm out in N. Cal...

Great night for a ride!!
 

Miq

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 12, 2019
565
3,313
49
Arizona
@Sven Glad to see you out after sundown my werewolf brother. :smilecat:

@birdzgarage That front wheel is nuts!!!

@Arfsaidthebee That's a sweet 1924 ride!

I drove up to Philthy’s for a 100 degree full moon ride. We cruised down the green belt to the Tempe Town Lake and circled around for a while. Nice to see more people enjoying the hot AZ night.
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1941 New World and Mill Ave Bridge. At the end of the bridges you can barely make out what’s left of the tall old Hayden flour mill silo.
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Philthy rode his 90s ‘dale as usual.
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Toad’s eye view of the baseball practice on the way home.
 
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Mr. Monkeyarms

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 30, 2018
785
2,617
Colorado
I'm still working out of the HB shop.
1940 Western Flyer HD before 4 AM to get there; happy to be back home.
@Mr. Monkeyarms I see you had Vanilla IT'S IT; but didn't tell us your opinion...well??
I have factory flavors stocked in my freezer still; I love them.:D
Probably not for much longer though.;)
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Oh yeah, sorry @tripple3 . I found the Its-It in the ice cream section of King Soopers in a 3 pack for $3.69 and had to try them. :oops:
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Vanilla was the only flavor I saw and is one of my favorite flavors of ice cream. And I LOVE ice cream sammiches!

I have a problem with oatmeal. (I don't eat things that look like vomit or pus.)And oatmeal cookies. Seems like a contradiction. Oatmeal is supposed to be healthy. Cookies are not. Oatmeal cookies should not be a "thing". The first It's-It was a bit of a problem due to my hangup on oatmeal cookies, but good. I didn't read the package to see about the cookie. I had a better attitude for the second sammich since I was expecting an oatmeal cookie and am a believer!! :) A great treat after a ride and I will keep some in my freezer in the future!

Now I need to find an outlet to source the Cappuccino flavor. I bet those are spectacular!! ;)
 

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