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04-06-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,879
Posted By mgopack42

Loyd I have seen all sorts of bikes,...

Loyd I have seen all sorts of bikes, Schwinn(USA), Zeus (Spain), Cilo or Mondia (Swiss), Concorde or Gazelle (Netherlands or Belgium), All sorts of Japanese bikes, as well as Italian bikes. Also, the...
04-05-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,879
Posted By mgopack42

Like Kabuki12 I am ready to go. ...

Like Kabuki12 I am ready to go.
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03-15-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,777
Posted By mgopack42

Here's my Masi 3V head lug. Pretty because of...

Here's my Masi 3V head lug. Pretty because of the fine craftmanship to make
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it...
03-11-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,879
Posted By mgopack42

I am in, and all paid up. Looking forward to the...

I am in, and all paid up. Looking forward to the weekend. I got cracking on the training plan, have better gearing on the Masi, than I had on the Ciocc (read old guy gears). ...
Forum: Foo
02-23-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4,809
Views: 417,778
Posted By mgopack42

weekend hike. snapped this one Pigeon Point...

weekend hike. snapped this one Pigeon Point Lighthouse
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Forum: Foo
02-15-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,095
Posted By mgopack42

You guys all have awesome eyes for good shots....

You guys all have awesome eyes for good shots. From my cell phone to add to the mix.

...
Forum: Foo
02-15-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4,809
Views: 417,778
Posted By mgopack42

that lightning shot from sjanzeir reminded me of...

that lightning shot from sjanzeir reminded me of my similar attempts. we were vacationing somewhere in FL (Santa Maria island?) with friends and we had one of those storms roll through. I got out my...
Forum: Foo
02-10-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4,809
Views: 417,778
Posted By mgopack42

Playoff sunset in January of 2004. ...

Playoff sunset in January of 2004.
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,764
Posted By mgopack42

MeagreAger Depending on the size you need, there...

MeagreAger Depending on the size you need, there are lots of bikes around in that general quality level / price. For instance, I have a 2012 Pinarello FP Quatro, with a full Chorus groupset,...
01-29-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,974
Posted By mgopack42

My Masi with a triplizer. I managed to use 7400...

My Masi with a triplizer. I managed to use 7400 Dura Ace with a 48/38/28 and a 13/28 freewheel. I had to use an inordinately long BB axel, so chain line is less than optimal, but Eroica CA calls for...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 470,641
Posted By mgopack42

My Masi (Italian built) ...

My Masi (Italian built)
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3V Volumetrica. one of the first OS...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,346
Posted By mgopack42

You don't see too many Fondriests around! my...

You don't see too many Fondriests around! my wife has one, so seeing your post made my ears perk up! here is her Carb Level '03 Monumental SAT...
12-16-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 818
Posted By mgopack42

rossiny Dia Comp areo levers if interested......

rossiny Dia Comp areo levers if interested... definitely NOT Italian! hoods are good, not torn, but a little gummy. Let me know!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,109
Posted By mgopack42

I feel like this issue is the area where...

I feel like this issue is the area where Campagnolo has the advantage over Shimano. with Shimano, you need to press and release the small lever 3 times to go 3 gears harder on the RD. this makes for...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,890
Posted By mgopack42

I started looking for my new bike some time...

I started looking for my new bike some time around May 5th. took me about a month to decide on what I was going to get. placed the order right after Memorial day. picked up the bike on July 25. Big...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19,978
Views: 4,346,429
Posted By mgopack42

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Kickr core, Kickr climb, and some cheap cubby shelves from Target....
12-07-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By mgopack42

new trainer set up; through axle question

I just got a KICKR Core, and a KICKR Climb for my wife and I to use. I am pretty new to disc brake bikes and through axels, and can get wheels (and axels) on (in?) and tightened pretty easily when...
12-05-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,632
Posted By mgopack42

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the pain is going to be swapping bikes back and forth on an...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 470,202
Posted By mgopack42

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Argon 18 Krypton Pro...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,115
Posted By mgopack42

I make are the tubes I buy have removable cores,...

I make are the tubes I buy have removable cores, and then I add 2 oz of Orange seal to each tube. this is exactly the kind of puncture that sealants are good at sealing.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,754
Posted By mgopack42

I don't know how windy this day was, but I jut...

I don't know how windy this day was, but I jut went back and pulled a Strava file. this was a memorable day to be sure. June 28. I remember for the last 2 or 3 miles into the wind, I could tell a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,921
Posted By mgopack42

To me, how the bike looks is a distant second to...

To me, how the bike looks is a distant second to how it fits and rides. I just got a bike that has a style and finish that I don't really care for (matte black, with sloping top tube and dropped seat...
08-19-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 33,516
Posted By mgopack42

My 60th birthday present to me! Argon 18 Krypton...

My 60th birthday present to me! Argon 18 Krypton Pro. I still haven't decided it I can keep this saddle....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19,978
Views: 4,346,429
Posted By mgopack42

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Argon 18 Krypton pro.
08-04-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7,737
Views: 2,120,302
Posted By mgopack42

Zaskar LE

Zaskar LE (?) that I bought from an old room mate. ball burnished frame, and funky NoLeen forks. stolen in a move from east coast to west coast, never to be seen again! The guy I bought it from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,042
Posted By mgopack42

NBD - Argon 18 Krypton Pro

Picked it up Saturday, and got 2 rides for a total of 70(ish) miles this weekend,
A couple of quick pics, and I will get something more out there when I have a bit of time... first impressions,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By mgopack42

Also bear in mind that Castelli and Sportful is...

Also bear in mind that Castelli and Sportful is the same company. They sell both at the factory outlet I was in Fonzaso IT, so they may be a branding difference only?
I have a pair of Castelli...
07-16-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By mgopack42

I love the chain stay-less frame... old school...

I love the chain stay-less frame... old school weight wienie.
07-06-20, 03:35 PM
07-06-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 18,111
Posted By mgopack42

Hey everyone! It is 12 weeks before the new...

Hey everyone!
It is 12 weeks before the new Eroica CA schedule weekend. I am starting a 10 week training plan later this month so I am sure to be ready. Let's all be optimistic, and I will see...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By mgopack42

Saturday i took a short but hard ride, attacking...

Saturday i took a short but hard ride, attacking the one hill available to me.
On Sunday, I invoked rule #9 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=9) and rule #5...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,085
Posted By mgopack42

I had the Power pod on my bike for a couple of...

I had the Power pod on my bike for a couple of years. for a long time it gave data that made sense. where it fell short was when trying to do structured intervals on windy days. the power would...
06-25-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,023
Posted By mgopack42

Here are my two: ...

Here are my two:
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My wife's recently replaced Fondriest Carb Level...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,274
Posted By mgopack42

I was unprepared when I attempted Haleakala. ...

I was unprepared when I attempted Haleakala. made it to the 5000' sign,and it was getting cold and misty, and I was tired, so I went back. next time I will be sure to dial in my fitness better.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,274
Posted By mgopack42

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Monte Grappa in the Dolomites. I was with a group, but being the oldest and...
06-17-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 681,499
Posted By mgopack42

My wife picked up that exact Roubaix in the dusky...

My wife picked up that exact Roubaix in the dusky blue color just as the lock down closed in on us. 2020 was designated new bike year, and she had rented that exact bike when we were in Maui, so she...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,696
Posted By mgopack42

Well, they just ordered it last week, and they...

Well, they just ordered it last week, and they are slammed with builds. I was quoted 4-6 weeks, and we are only 1 week in! I plan on a new bike day discussion of what I like or dont like about it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,304
Posted By mgopack42

Vegan Cyclist video that just dropped

Vegan Cyclist video that just dropped
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,696
Posted By mgopack42

When I was shopping last month, It was between...

When I was shopping last month, It was between the Cento (10) NDR and an Argon 18 Krypton (pro). I liked them a lot, but I settled on the Argon 18 Krypton Pro (same price DI2 Ultegra), mostly...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,447
Posted By mgopack42

Canadian GAN review, since no one has nay ideas....

Canadian GAN review, since no one has nay ideas. (https://cyclingmagazine.ca/spotlight/pinarello-gan-review/)

hydrationnation , sorry for getting off the rails, but dont let the bullies influence...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,447
Posted By mgopack42

you are aware that the PO is in America, right? ...

you are aware that the PO is in America, right? and you are further aware that pounds sterling are not american dollars? (~1.2 dollars per pound) of the 4 bikes you mentioned from your Road CC...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By mgopack42

I saw you post, and i was thinking...Didn't I...

I saw you post, and i was thinking...Didn't I just see a junior race bike yesterday?
Argon 18 24 (https://www.wrenchscience.com/road/frames/Argon+18/Xenon+24+Bike/2020/)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By mgopack42

If you are disc brake, here is another option, a...

If you are disc brake, here is another option, a little out of your price range...
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By mgopack42

Fulcrum wheels have a red "F" on the rims. do you...

Fulcrum wheels have a red "F" on the rims. do you have rim or disc brakes? if disc, then the "wind 55 DB" is nice and nice looking, just a splash of red...and of very good quality, looks like $1100...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,159
Posted By mgopack42

I use the 4 seasons, and add 2 oz. of orange seal...

I use the 4 seasons, and add 2 oz. of orange seal into each tube. they are bullet proof, and ride and handle better than gatorskins IMHO. the 4 seasons tend to last about 4000 miles on the front and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 890
Posted By mgopack42

I think I decided on the Argon 18 Krypton Pro,...

I think I decided on the Argon 18 Krypton Pro, which will be a Shimano build, since it comes with pretty high end wheels (HED Vanquish GP V4) It seems to be a good value (?) for the money. I will...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,046
Posted By mgopack42

If you want to increase the Q factor, try...

If you want to increase the Q factor, try something like these, only fify bucks

( pedal spacers...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,090
Posted By mgopack42

Can't you shift from the drops with Shimano? i...

Can't you shift from the drops with Shimano? i can up or down shift from the drops with ease with my Chorus brifters.
05-07-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By mgopack42

this is from last spring... had to turn back...

this is from last spring... had to turn back because of a waterfall that was out of control. Not likely to be that way this year, as the snow pack is a lot smaller than last year. the bridge has a...
04-28-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,654
Posted By mgopack42

STEED, 60 is too young to need a mule! I till...

STEED, 60 is too young to need a mule! I till like to fly!
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