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Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 64
Posted By GrainBrain

Been doing a lot of jogging since August so I've...

Been doing a lot of jogging since August so I've been off the bike. Rode my 29er MTB on 20 miles of gravel and 12 miles of pavement. Felt good to be back in the saddle!
Forum: Foo
10-19-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By GrainBrain

So jealous, I missed out when they passed through...

So jealous, I missed out when they passed through here not long ago.
Forum: Foo
10-19-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 218
Posted By GrainBrain

Your rear QR of course! Replace it with a nutted...

Your rear QR of course! Replace it with a nutted axle and ride with faith in the velo gods instead of your mortal tire levers and spare tubes.
10-19-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 64,342
Posted By GrainBrain

Thanks Essthreetee for the great transaction!...

Thanks Essthreetee for the great transaction! Even had a few other items to help with my build. Can't wait to get started.
10-19-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 114
Posted By GrainBrain

Wow, I never realized the system was that...

Wow, I never realized the system was that complicated. Interesting the article mentions pairing with the positron system.

A few years back someone had abandoned an old Schwinn next to our...
Forum: Foo
10-19-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,284
Posted By GrainBrain

The tall grasses are going dormant and the...

The tall grasses are going dormant and the bluegrass/sedge is loving it! Wet in the morning but it's still relatively warm out!...
10-17-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,288
Posted By GrainBrain

That chain keeper is genius!

That chain keeper is genius!
10-17-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By GrainBrain

Okay PM sent

Okay PM sent
10-17-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By GrainBrain

Yikes that looks like a roadside failure!?

Yikes that looks like a roadside failure!?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By GrainBrain

Kind of crazy, and this was breaking news tonight...

Kind of crazy, and this was breaking news tonight for the news channels :lol:

I'd hate for this to fracture ragbrai, but their 2020 Iowa Ride route is tempting...
10-14-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By GrainBrain

Thanks all, yup I figured they're bad so out they...

Thanks all, yup I figured they're bad so out they went. Thanks for the info bikemig, what a bummer!

Good riddance I suppose, I've got a set of Gravel King SK's enroute now :D
10-13-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By GrainBrain

Is this tire ok? Rubber peeling from wire bead :(

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I had bought these Vittoria Randonneur tires probably back in...
Forum: Foo
10-10-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,284
Posted By GrainBrain

Love the contrast. Here the cool of fall has...

Love the contrast. Here the cool of fall has caused the grass to flourish and become emerald while our fields have become golden yellow. This weekend we hit below freezing, but thankfully we will...
Forum: Foo
10-06-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,657
Posted By GrainBrain

I caught my SO watching lifetime's Christmas...

I caught my SO watching lifetime's Christmas movie marathon. Yikes it's too early! I'm pretty much the Grinch right now as mother nature pulls me kicking and screaming towards winter. I miss 80 and...
10-06-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 610
Posted By GrainBrain

Oh those look like they have little wear!! Very...

Oh those look like they have little wear!! Very nice. There's also a guy that refurbs them on Facebook. I don't think it's super pricey, would be worth it.
10-03-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By GrainBrain

The video had him drafting forever, and if I...

The video had him drafting forever, and if I recall he passed a few riders while doing it. But he was returning after crashing right? I think they made the right call.

What a bummer though, and he...
Forum: Foo
10-01-19, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By GrainBrain

Saw this and thought too young!! Never would've...

Saw this and thought too young!! Never would've guessed he was thirty when playing that role. DS9 is the best Trek series.
09-29-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,003
Posted By GrainBrain

Oh yeah the Marlin will be a good improvement for...

Oh yeah the Marlin will be a good improvement for this, sorry if I sounded snotty! I was thinking that this would be close to the comfortable limit of your FX so the Marlin would work even better.
...
09-29-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,003
Posted By GrainBrain

Ugh that washboard will not be fun on any hard...

Ugh that washboard will not be fun on any hard tail. From the other pictures your FX should handle those roads, let alone something with front suspension and tires over two inches wide.

Get ready...
Forum: Introductions
09-16-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By GrainBrain

Welcome, what trails have you ridden?

Welcome, what trails have you ridden?
09-16-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,796
Posted By GrainBrain

Yes thanks ooga and everyone! I humbly tip my hat...

Yes thanks ooga and everyone! I humbly tip my hat to Str8jakett who like Majka humbly pushed me to fourth. :thumb:

Shout out to team EF, even with the catastrophe lent me a total of 1,376 points...
Forum: Foo
09-15-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,266
Posted By GrainBrain

Salsa garden! Tomatoes, peppers, onion. Or a...

Salsa garden! Tomatoes, peppers, onion. Or a pickle garden? Cucumbers, onion, dill.
09-13-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,796
Posted By GrainBrain

Crazy dumb luck on my part! Can't believe...

Crazy dumb luck on my part! Can't believe Craddock helped me stay on the podium so long. Looking forward to some more greatness from this guy!

I fear I can't hold off Velocrank much longer,...
09-12-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,796
Posted By GrainBrain

woooooo!!!!!!!!

woooooo!!!!!!!!
09-12-19, 03:26 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,796
Posted By GrainBrain

Looks like Str8jakett and I will be racing for...

Looks like Str8jakett and I will be racing for third. My Majka fears are materializing and the third week has proved decisive. Oh woe is me that I traded off Roglic and Gilbert :lol: How awesome was...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,458
Posted By GrainBrain

Oh look finally a Paramount in my size! If I had...

Oh look finally a Paramount in my size! If I had that dough I'd immediately go to a small builder instead.
09-08-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,796
Posted By GrainBrain

My wild guess for 16 - Ben King. Although...

My wild guess for 16 - Ben King. Although Rodriguez would be fantastic. Brutal stage, will any of the GC teams really try to chase?
09-08-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,796
Posted By GrainBrain

How awesome is Lawson riding right now huh? As 15...

How awesome is Lawson riding right now huh? As 15 wore on I was hoping for a defining Lawson-Rodriguez one-two. As it were on this stage I was 186th out of 14,899 so that's kinda cool.

Sepp...
09-07-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,573
Posted By GrainBrain

It would be nice to see more all rounder stages....

It would be nice to see more all rounder stages. Replace the mountains with incredibly narrow cattle roads and walk paths. Pandemonium!

A great tour stage last year was Arras to Roubaix, where...
09-06-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By GrainBrain

Wow killer price! Great looking condition.

Wow killer price! Great looking condition.
09-06-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,796
Posted By GrainBrain

Yeah Pogacar is incredible! I made a huge mistake...

Yeah Pogacar is incredible! I made a huge mistake not going with Roglic, he didn't seem to impress at the Giro but holy vaca he just rightfully claimed his vuelta spot after today's stage 13!
...
09-05-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,796
Posted By GrainBrain

Awesome Lawson helping me out the last few...

Awesome Lawson helping me out the last few stages. I fear now I'll start to slip from my podium.
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By GrainBrain

Can't find much when I looked it up but I think...

Can't find much when I looked it up but I think you have it misnamed? Seems like it was from a small builder named Chris Chance, who started Fat City bikes.

Got a link or pictures? This could...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,358
Posted By GrainBrain

Can't argue with this. When I got mine I just...

Can't argue with this. When I got mine I just happened to see it posted at 10pm and inquired, got a reply at 11pm and said I'd buy it. It was posted for $250. I picked up then took it to my LBS for a...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,358
Posted By GrainBrain

Looks just like mine, it's a 96. I paid $250 and...

Looks just like mine, it's a 96. I paid $250 and it was nearly all original but I put new tires and cables on. I'd try $300 for it if decent. Be wary of the longer top tube.

Also the stem and bars...
09-03-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,796
Posted By GrainBrain

Roglic more then delivers on stage 9! Nice...

Roglic more then delivers on stage 9!

Nice job to Lawson Craddock, I was wondering if he'd go for this stage, a great run.

Wow Pogacar! The gigs up kid, everyone knows you now! No more lurking...
09-03-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By GrainBrain

Valverde's done a fantastic job of continually...

Valverde's done a fantastic job of continually pulling Roglic along in his attacks
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By GrainBrain

Oof not at $400 shipped! Checkout the classic and...

Oof not at $400 shipped! Checkout the classic and vintage for sale section here to see what $400 shipped can get you!

I'd say ~$250 shipped would be reasonable. Plus you better communicate and...
09-01-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By GrainBrain

The CNC boom era produced some neat stuff :lol:

The CNC boom era produced some neat stuff :lol:
08-31-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 39,071
Posted By GrainBrain

I love my drops, I'm probably in them 95% of the...

I love my drops, I'm probably in them 95% of the time, no kidding. I'll use the tops if it's a longer climb or a really long ride to move around the cockpit a bit. Same with the hoods, not on them...
08-31-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,796
Posted By GrainBrain

Stetina looking good :thumb: I think he'll get a...

Stetina looking good :thumb: I think he'll get a stage win yet.
08-31-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,188
Posted By GrainBrain

I think I'll checkout the new Dark Crystal series...

I think I'll checkout the new Dark Crystal series on Netflix soon.

I also dig a lot of shows on PBS with the exception being the aforementioned BBC crime dramas or period pieces.

Love watching...
08-31-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,706
Posted By GrainBrain

Yeah, going to do a century this Tuesday, last...

Yeah, going to do a century this Tuesday, last warm morning and upper 80 day for us I think.


I've been staring at my old Panasonic with 27" tires, probably going to swap in my 700c wheelset...
Forum: Touring
08-30-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,778
Posted By GrainBrain

All hail Ashtabula! Incredible ride, 90...

All hail Ashtabula!

Incredible ride, 90 miles/day!? Thanks for the post :thumb:

What was faster, New York to Iowa, or Iowa to San Francisco?
08-30-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,796
Posted By GrainBrain

Missed watching this stage but will definitely...

Missed watching this stage but will definitely watch the ending tonight. From just the results it looks like a crazy GC battle. Is Valverde actually trying for GC or is this all a clever ruse to...
08-29-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,796
Posted By GrainBrain

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-29-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,796
Posted By GrainBrain

ARGHHHH :injured: Ironically I had Herrada...

ARGHHHH :injured:

Ironically I had Herrada in the Tour but not Vuelta. I find my lack of faith, disturbing.
08-28-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,796
Posted By GrainBrain

Hey my continental rider netted me two points...

Hey my continental rider netted me two points today!
If only I had put Pogacar for a climber and Quintana on the wild card. Roglic looked just awesome. Sepp Kuss was an awesome surprise as well. Him...
08-28-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,796
Posted By GrainBrain

Summit finish will be a good one to watch....

Summit finish will be a good one to watch. Wondering if my Continental rider Rodriguez will make a showing today? It would be a treat to watch EF dominate but Pogacar lurks in wait.
08-28-19, 03:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By GrainBrain

:lol: Nice. Better then the TV helicopters taking...

:lol: Nice. Better then the TV helicopters taking footage of each other in the Vuelta the other day. Haven't really watched the highlights for this race.

I'm frustrated that you're watching this...
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