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07-13-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,307
Posted By tgenec86

Unstructured riding can be extraordinarily...

Unstructured riding can be extraordinarily frustrating when you don't see results. You can push yourself hard, week after week, but don't seem to be getting better. Part of that is because you're...
06-26-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,313
Posted By tgenec86

Probably ridden by a scrawny dude with a...

Probably ridden by a scrawny dude with a manicured full beard, flannel shirt, skinny jeans and narrow leather fashion boots who smells of latte and watered down craft beer.

Or am I being...
06-10-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,189
Posted By tgenec86

Here's the reality. Simply riding with a...

Here's the reality. Simply riding with a smartphone allows you to be tracked. Just ask the rider who was listed as a prime suspect for a home robbery based on the fact that the police had no suspects...
05-26-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By tgenec86

Can't go wrong with the new MIPS technology. I...

Can't go wrong with the new MIPS technology. I have two new Lazer MIPS lids and love them.
05-16-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By tgenec86

I've been involved with the cycling industry for...

I've been involved with the cycling industry for 30 years. Unless you use your helmet every day, and have stored it in harsh conditions (hot - freezing cold garage, exposed to direct sunlight, in...
05-13-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,937
Posted By tgenec86

You might live longer if you don't ride during a...

You might live longer if you don't ride during a tornado? Just sayin....
05-12-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,555
Posted By tgenec86

The guy working on my bike in 40 years will be...

The guy working on my bike in 40 years will be saying "whoah, check out this antique - and to think that old codger is still riding!"
05-12-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,357
Posted By tgenec86

Certainly not, we're much better than that. ...

Certainly not, we're much better than that. We're foie gras.
05-08-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 18,640
Posted By tgenec86

You'll find that the countryside around Utica NY...

You'll find that the countryside around Utica NY is one of the most beautiful places ever to ride a bike, but one of worst places I've ever been for the amount of riders. No one races around here,...
05-08-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 18,640
Posted By tgenec86

Tuesday, April 7th, downhill on Higby Road...

Tuesday, April 7th, downhill on Higby Road heading into Frankfort, NY I hit 63.8mph. You can go on Strava and do a search for the segment "Higby Downhill Run to 5S" to verify. I run a Garmin 510,...
04-28-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,324
Posted By tgenec86

I'm partial to Aqua-Net for that really good grip...

I'm partial to Aqua-Net for that really good grip and volume. Or were we talking about something else?
...
04-28-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,420
Posted By tgenec86

I only wear my mask when there's a bright symbol...

I only wear my mask when there's a bright symbol over skyline of Gotham City and I, ermm... I mean "somebody", well that is, a person whom I don't personally know, in a relative sense, needs to...
04-22-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,251
Posted By tgenec86

I think you all have it completely wrong. This...

I think you all have it completely wrong. This driver was being responsible, considerate, and socially conscientious. They were probably on their way back from the local Covid-19 testing station...
04-20-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,590
Posted By tgenec86

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This was my amazing find in a junky little antique mall in Frankfort NY. ...
04-20-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,099
Posted By tgenec86

Never try to negotiate on the replacement of the...

Never try to negotiate on the replacement of the bike yourself unless you have no other recourse. Take the bike to a trusted bike shop for them to evaluate, and have an equivalent bike quoted. ...
04-17-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By tgenec86

A great climbing bike is the easy part. ...

A great climbing bike is the easy part. Lightweight, nimble, tight wheelbase, proper gearing. A great climber is an entirely different story. Think Egan Bernal... Slight, wiry, blessed with the...
04-09-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,147
Posted By tgenec86

Congratulation on the Lake shoes! I have the Lake...

Congratulation on the Lake shoes! I have the Lake 237 Road and MTB shoes, and also have a pair of 241 Road shoes. Absolutely the best shoe I have ever owned, and I have been riding for 38 year, from...
03-30-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,338
Posted By tgenec86

I used to race with Gunnar Shogren and he was a...

I used to race with Gunnar Shogren and he was a very cool individual. I'd go with the Gunnar just because he's Gunnar Shogren. He does build good bikes. Colnago has the whole mystique and cachet...
03-29-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By tgenec86

If you are even close to Norcross, please contact...

If you are even close to Norcross, please contact Scott Mosko - he owns The Bicycle Doctor. He will take the time to walk you through bikes, options, and riding style. I can't recommend him highly...
03-26-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,727
Posted By tgenec86

No cars, no stop... Been doing it all my life,...

No cars, no stop... Been doing it all my life, don't plan on stopping. But I look three times to be absolutely sure. Some bad choices don't get do-overs. As far as self-righteous drivers,...
03-26-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,353
Posted By tgenec86

Like you, I have been using Cytomax for many...

Like you, I have been using Cytomax for many years and keep coming back to it. And it's what I use for short rides too - I just use less mix so it comes out more lightly flavored and thirst...
03-05-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By tgenec86

I had a top of the line pair of Carnac shoes back...

I had a top of the line pair of Carnac shoes back in 1994. They were the ones with the neoprene type foot liner. One fateful day racing in PA it started to rain and I got caught up in a crash and...
03-04-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By tgenec86

I'll 2nd what smashndash said - that rim is an...

I'll 2nd what smashndash said - that rim is an ideal size for the 28mm Cont. And note - most of the dimensions on that drawing pertain to the wheel design, aerodynamic profile, etc... The only...
02-26-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By tgenec86

The one factor that still makes tubeless 25mm's...

The one factor that still makes tubeless 25mm's worth it in my experience - I rode a set and got a nail in one. Once I stopped and pulled the nail out, the tire resealed and all I had to do was pull...
02-26-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By tgenec86

Hmmm... Not sure about this one. If the OP is...

Hmmm... Not sure about this one. If the OP is being censored because of a comment, it would be interesting to know the reason and relevance. Depending on where I ride, I've been in the habit of...
02-22-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,143
Posted By tgenec86

Bianchigirll is my hero

A thread was started a little while back about showing off our posters & cycling advertisements in our homes and workshops, and Bianchigirll posted her Clement poster, which in my unhumble opinion...
02-21-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,418
Posted By tgenec86

Hey - once you get it in an measure it, I have a...

Hey - once you get it in an measure it, I have a pristine Simplex seatpost that is getting very lonely. It might be the right size!
02-21-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By tgenec86

Can't speak to the wheelset specifically - but...

Can't speak to the wheelset specifically - but aluminum nipples are notorious for corrosion and stress fractures. Their cachet is light weight, but the trade off is extremely short lifespan. In my...
02-12-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,353
Posted By tgenec86

Money does not equal speed, unless you're going...

Money does not equal speed, unless you're going from 25-30 pound tank to a svelte 15-19 pound carbon racer. Before you spend a dime on one single new part or a new bike - make damn sure your BIKE...
02-10-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,657
Posted By tgenec86

I figure it this way: Set your mind to exactly...

I figure it this way: Set your mind to exactly what weight you want your bike to be. Buy a bike. Get the bike, build it up and weigh the bike. If it's too heavy, decide if there are accessories...
02-07-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,352
Posted By tgenec86

It's been a very long time (1993) but a good...

It's been a very long time (1993) but a good friend of mine had a tandem. His wife was an absolute monster sprinter and I was winning practically every Cat.2/3 race in the Tidewater VA area so the...
02-05-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,571
Posted By tgenec86

Was just at my LBS a few days ago and we got into...

Was just at my LBS a few days ago and we got into a discussion about Novatec. Jason had a customer come in with a two year old wheelset with Novatec hubs and he tried for three weeks to find a...
02-05-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,374
Posted By tgenec86

To the original intent of this thread, the only...

To the original intent of this thread, the only bamboo I have ever used was a pillowcase - which was nice but I couldn't really tell the difference between it and another good quality pillow. As far...
01-31-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,556
Posted By tgenec86

"I see a red door and I want it painted black ...

"I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes."
01-24-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 113,619
Posted By tgenec86

Not the first time I've posted, but hey - this...

Not the first time I've posted, but hey - this thread is dedicated to the PX10 so why not?!?
...
01-24-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,360
Posted By tgenec86

My basement bike retreat! ...

My basement bike retreat!
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/bench_e7cdc8094393e684b71bce98030c4b6b08f3eadd.jpg...
01-17-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,689
Posted By tgenec86

I can't. I live by the Rush song "Limelight" : ...

I can't. I live by the Rush song "Limelight" : "I can't pretend a stranger is a long awaited friend". It's a lonely life, but at least I don't have a house full of "Johnny Come Lately's"drinking...
01-16-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By tgenec86

Outstanding - I'm glad you got everything done...

Outstanding - I'm glad you got everything done and are riding your "new" old bike! As far as the gear ratio, you'll get to appreciate it. On the smaller cogs there may only be a one tooth...
01-15-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,287
Posted By tgenec86

Wrong question... Wind is relative. The...

Wrong question... Wind is relative. The question becomes "how much am I willing to suffer" and "what is my skill level on the bike" (bike handling is pretty key if the crosswinds are blowing you...
01-15-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By tgenec86

Answer. Yes... This is the perfect solution. ...

Answer. Yes... This is the perfect solution. While spending money on bikes is a one-time investment and can last many long, enjoyable years, SAVING money on unnecessary bike stuff leaves more...
01-14-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By tgenec86

Red - tail light, white - headlight... All well...

Red - tail light, white - headlight... All well and good to have cars coming up behind you see the blinky, but what about cars pulling onto the road or turning left across your lane? Always best to...
01-13-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By tgenec86

Visibility above any other consideration, with...

Visibility above any other consideration, with multiple flash patterns. I personally like the light bar variant - all my blinky lights are Cygolight Hot Rods. Row of extremely bright LED's, about...
01-06-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,121
Posted By tgenec86

GIVE being the operative word. Even if I won a...

GIVE being the operative word. Even if I won a mega-Million lottery I'm not about to spend that kind of money on a Trek when there are Colnago, Tommasini, and Ciocc custom steel frames in this...
01-06-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By tgenec86

Blue Competition Cycles, currently in their third...

Blue Competition Cycles, currently in their third iteration. Both companies prior had all their frames made by one of the giants in China that specialize in carbon bicycle manufacturing. Long,...
01-06-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,121
Posted By tgenec86

Madone SLR 9 Disc eTap4 Reviews...

Madone SLR 9 Disc eTap4 Reviews (https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/road-bikes/performance-road-bikes/madone/madone-slr/madone-slr-9-disc-etap/p/28486/?colorCode=red_white#) / Write a Review...
01-05-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,255
Posted By tgenec86

Weather Rock: a dry rock means fair weather....

Weather Rock:

a dry rock means fair weather.
a wet rock means it's raining.
a dusty rock means a dust storm.
a swaying rock means it's windy.
a shadow under the rock means it's sunny.
a hot...
01-02-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 622
Posted By tgenec86

Only got in 16 miles - 27 deg. cloudy and windy,...

Only got in 16 miles - 27 deg. cloudy and windy, with wet & dirty roads and frozen slush scattered all over the place. Still - I got to ride outside on New Years Day so I'll take what I can get.
...
12-31-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,915
Posted By tgenec86

Budget vs. Idealism is always a REALLY bad...

Budget vs. Idealism is always a REALLY bad scenario. I recently acquired a true steal of a deal on Facebook Marketplace for an Italian racing frame, but then I decided I wanted to re-live my USPro...
12-22-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,226
Posted By tgenec86

*Imagined call to Soma" Good morning, Soma. ...

*Imagined call to Soma"
Good morning, Soma.
Hi, I have a frame I want to send back for defects.
I'm sorry to hear that - can you send me some details?
Sure, I can email them to you if you're at...
12-19-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,944
Posted By tgenec86

I can understand your point - having lived in the...

I can understand your point - having lived in the Atlanta GA area and watched my beautiful, quiet rural roads become crowded and dangerous with the massive unchecked development and the advent of...
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