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09-14-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 706
Posted By rosefarts

I do a bit of refurbs myself. I don't...

I do a bit of refurbs myself.

I don't consider it sacrilege to outright replace wear items. Especially since I probably spend more on beer or coffee while thinking about my solutions.

Asking on...
09-11-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9,198
Views: 888,544
Posted By rosefarts

Finally had a short window between work, weather,...

Finally had a short window between work, weather, and smoke to get the new old bike out. Just a short test ride but it was good.

It fits as well as her other bike, too big but she's used to that....
09-06-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,160
Posted By rosefarts

Sometimes, the saltiest sellers have the sweetest...

Sometimes, the saltiest sellers have the sweetest stuff.

Not sure about this guy but I've seen it.

The idea that they don't care if it sells, and can spend another 20 years on a shelf is kinda...
09-06-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,481
Posted By rosefarts

I've flown over the bars a few times. Usually...

I've flown over the bars a few times. Usually from a rock or root that stops me cold. Once from a pile of other riders that went down immediately in front of me. Hood of a car, twice. A curb. A...
09-06-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By rosefarts

They're great actually. I ride Keo's that...

They're great actually.

I ride Keo's that cost me $5 from the used bin, that were only $60 new. Unknown mileage, plus plenty of my own. Still perfect.

I had a pair of Look Delta's about 1999...
09-05-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 932
Posted By rosefarts

You can really tell the geography of the posters...

You can really tell the geography of the posters here. In Colorado, a flat century like Elephant Rock still has close to 5000'. In other parts of the world, that's a hilly day.

I'm "lucky" I can...
09-05-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 932
Posted By rosefarts

The Triple Bypass is nearly 11,000 in 120 miles....

The Triple Bypass is nearly 11,000 in 120 miles. It certainly feels like a bike day.

I have a lot of shorter local rides that have a lot more climbing per mile but are only about half that...
09-02-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 908
Posted By rosefarts

Just got some. Switched it out ASAP.

Just got some. Switched it out ASAP.
08-22-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,208
Posted By rosefarts

14 internal gears are acceptable to the grey...

14 internal gears are acceptable to the grey beard.

13 external gears is pointless overkill.

Extended linkages to steer a trike are cool.

The stem connected directly to a fork is a. weight...
08-17-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By rosefarts

I think the op reversed his words and forgot to...

I think the op reversed his words and forgot to use a question mark. Can anyone tell the ....?

For most GTs, especially 90s metal ones, it is just a way to identify the brand. It's practically...
08-12-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,929
Posted By rosefarts

I have an 86 Spectrum and an 03 Tallerico. Both...

I have an 86 Spectrum and an 03 Tallerico. Both amazing.

There's no comparison though.

Ergo bars, ergo shifters, shift ramps, titanium and carbon fiber bits. There is a little more than 4...
08-10-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,567
Posted By rosefarts

So I've never had one. I build a fair amount of...

So I've never had one. I build a fair amount of wheels for myself and always have had good luck. No failures and everything stays true. I only weigh 140 but I do ride pretty hard.

I guage my...
08-08-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 742
Posted By rosefarts

I have made a Campy short cage shift a 12-30 with...

I have made a Campy short cage shift a 12-30 with a bit of head scratching.

I tried a Miche 13-29 and almost immediately went to Campy. It just shifted like crap. I might have gotten a bad one,...
08-08-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 879
Posted By rosefarts

It's a cassette and it's a complete 7400 group....

It's a cassette and it's a complete 7400 group. It's still there when on friction too, since I wondered the same thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 398,059
Posted By rosefarts

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Occasional windmill, a few deer, eventually opening up into a...
08-04-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,554
Posted By rosefarts

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My kid loves his Grandpa's bike. That's 8 speed Dura Ace with...
08-02-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,288
Posted By rosefarts

I bet you're right. Cycling is full of half...

I bet you're right. Cycling is full of half ideas.

Look at the suspension of the early 90s, or bar ends, or softride, or really just about anything i used to really really want.
08-02-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,021
Posted By rosefarts

I hope this is the last post on this subject. ...

I hope this is the last post on this subject.

The local cobbler, which has been in business for over 100 years, the oldest business in town, fixed them. For $5!

I wish he'd been a little more...
07-27-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,225
Posted By rosefarts

The old water bottle dilemma.

Same story, different characters.

1986 Spectrum, almost showroom nice, has one water bottle.

Anyway, I thought it would be pretty cool to do a century on it, since the previous owner never did....
07-26-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 888
Posted By rosefarts

Sounds like a lot of work for $25 profit.

Sounds like a lot of work for $25 profit.
07-26-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By rosefarts

I did a manual upload to Strava and it was very...

I did a manual upload to Strava and it was very easy.

I don't give 2 ****s about Garmin, I just use them to link to Strava. I do wish that I could connect my Garmin it without their website and...
07-19-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By rosefarts

I went through this with Rust-Oleum and a fork...

I went through this with Rust-Oleum and a fork not too long ago. Turns out that my clear coat was not compatible with the paint. It causes alligator skin, it settled down but never looked good. The...
07-18-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By rosefarts

If you're 5'1", you know, tall

If you're 5'1", you know, tall
07-18-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By rosefarts

It really depends where you live. If you're...

It really depends where you live.

If you're in Colorado or most of it's neighbors, no problem as long as you keep the rain off.

I lived in Bermuda for a while. I kept my bike on a covered porch...
07-18-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,185
Posted By rosefarts

I mean yeah, I'm drinking on an early Saturday...

I mean yeah, I'm drinking on an early Saturday afternoon too.
07-15-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,033
Posted By rosefarts

In my mid 20s I climbed fast. Won a couple hill...

In my mid 20s I climbed fast. Won a couple hill climbs, did well at a lot of steep races. My bike was 53/39 and 11-23 most of the time. I had a "climbing" cog at 12-25 I'd occasionally run, like if...
07-13-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,494
Posted By rosefarts

I've turned all my favorite foods into a stool...

I've turned all my favorite foods into a stool...
07-13-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,423
Posted By rosefarts

I get that. I'm commenting on the idea of running...

I get that. I'm commenting on the idea of running a steel nut down the tube once the file work is done. Getting the right nut could be laughably easy or almost impossible.
07-09-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,855
Posted By rosefarts

Is the chain lubed?

Is the chain lubed?
07-08-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By rosefarts

I think you'll get more responses if you change...

I think you'll get more responses if you change your thread title to "help me identify old peugot"

It looks good, mid 80s, no lugs, pump peg, old school clipless.
07-08-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By rosefarts

Great looking bike. Head over to the Classic and...

Great looking bike. Head over to the Classic and Vintage forum. By far the most active and most helpful sub forum on the site.
07-07-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,377
Posted By rosefarts

Hmm. I like my 10 speed. I have a 12-30 and...

Hmm. I like my 10 speed.

I have a 12-30 and 11-25 in good shape. I use an 11 speed 50/34. That bike will get up some hills.

I don't put too many miles on it between all the other bikes but I'd...
07-05-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By rosefarts

Heck yeah. My youngest really likes grandpa's...

Heck yeah. My youngest really likes grandpa's bike.

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07-04-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,270
Posted By rosefarts

Probably his head, given the lack of helmet. ...

Probably his head, given the lack of helmet.

Can you imagine riding further than around the block with a lifting belt on?
07-04-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,652
Posted By rosefarts

So I've managed to get tubeless to seal perfectly...

So I've managed to get tubeless to seal perfectly with more specifically designed rims.

I have a pair of Stan's 340's and Schwalbe Pro One's. Perfect seal, first time. In fact, Stan's rims +...
06-30-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By rosefarts

There's a Trek 531 fork on eBay right now for...

There's a Trek 531 fork on eBay right now for $160 (I think that's crazy but who knows).

In theory you could sell the fork and recoup the money.

Other than that, you could cut off the rear...
06-30-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,174
Posted By rosefarts

We can't finish this without a picture of the...

We can't finish this without a picture of the actual bike though.
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06-30-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,174
Posted By rosefarts

One thing I found super cool was the...

One thing I found super cool was the correspondence. Cursive is hard to read sometimes.
...
06-30-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,767
Posted By rosefarts

Of all the things that didn't happen, this didn't...

Of all the things that didn't happen, this didn't happen the most.
06-30-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,767
Posted By rosefarts

More control over the bike, no shin slams, and...

More control over the bike, no shin slams, and the ability to find and keep a perfect pedaling position. Yep, no better.
06-26-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,935
Posted By rosefarts

It's an ncbi article if you are more sober than...

It's an ncbi article if you are more sober than me currently. I definitely looked it up at the start of Covid when I got winded wheeling a patient down the hall wearing an n95
06-26-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,935
Posted By rosefarts

So the scientific data has shown that it tends to...

So the scientific data has shown that it tends to slightly increase the strength of your inspiratory muscles and has no real effect on hematocrit or the factors we think of for increased athletic...
06-26-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,093
Posted By rosefarts

I thought it was cast iron?

I thought it was cast iron?
06-24-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,174
Posted By rosefarts

I'm kinda excited about that. I currently either...

I'm kinda excited about that. I currently either grease with a popsicle stick or a 10cc syringe with a large borrow blunt needle on the end.
06-23-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,026
Posted By rosefarts

Skin, skinniness, age. I did almost all my...

Skin, skinniness, age.

I did almost all my racing in my teens and twenties with nothing, cause I had the butt of a young man.

At 40, I can still mix it up a bit but I've got to be a lot more...
06-21-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By rosefarts

I prefer "Rookie Ring"

I prefer "Rookie Ring"
06-14-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,133
Posted By rosefarts

I go rock climbing. Between a couple kids and a...

I go rock climbing. Between a couple kids and a bum toe that's getting better and better, cycling made more sense for the last few years.

I really am typically way more into climbing than cycling.
06-08-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,696
Posted By rosefarts

I'll give you a more serious answer. ...

I'll give you a more serious answer.

Possibility 1. Something up with the fork. I just went through this. I had a Hylix carbon from eBay. It had some integrated race that the bearing sat directly...
06-07-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,696
Posted By rosefarts

Inner ear infection?

Inner ear infection?
06-06-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,748
Posted By rosefarts

I think you'd want with a bike that's pretty...

I think you'd want with a bike that's pretty classic to start with. That will mean a bike that won't feel dated in a few short years.

Steel and mechanical shifters. Done correctly, even with disc...
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