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02-17-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,941
Posted By RobbieTunes

I'm waiting for my fork to be finished, then will...

I'm waiting for my fork to be finished, then will finish my latest bike using the Innicycle. I've moved away from the slammed look, partly because I've moved to a smaller frame, and partly because...
02-17-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 897
Posted By RobbieTunes

Not sure.

Not sure.
02-15-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By RobbieTunes

If you are going 10sp Campy...

Sounds good.
Black and bling: the wheels are black and have polished braking surfaces.
Black and bling: the stem/bar and black wrap.
Black and bling: the seat post and a black saddle.
Black and...
02-10-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 897
Posted By RobbieTunes

The thread is viable. I had a buyer for the...

The thread is viable.

I had a buyer for the entire group, and he backed out, lost his job to overseas mergers.

Lacking interest, I solicited interestd in pieces.

I absolutely prefer the...
02-09-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,110
Posted By RobbieTunes

I'll Take it.

I'll Take it.
02-07-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 998
Posted By RobbieTunes

Get new wheels. A cheeseburger. A canoe.

Get new wheels.
A cheeseburger.
A canoe.
02-07-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8,264
Views: 750,198
Posted By RobbieTunes

No, or I have to quit, too. Ironman Empire...

No, or I have to quit, too.
Ironman Empire understands the thrill of putting an adapter on and rolling the dice at a convenience store air compressor....We embrace the danger.
02-06-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8,264
Views: 750,198
Posted By RobbieTunes

That's the spirit!

That's the spirit!
02-06-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 124,632
Posted By RobbieTunes

Thanks.... "base tape." That fits my mind. ...

Thanks.... "base tape." That fits my mind.

Mounting tubulars to rim: tubular cement/tubular glue or double-sided tape made for that purpose.
Repairing the base tape: Barge cement, any others....
02-05-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 941
Posted By RobbieTunes

Well, I feel better.

Well, I feel better.
02-05-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,026
Posted By RobbieTunes

Tape. Clean. Fast. Reliable. Pretty. ...

Tape.
Clean.
Fast.
Reliable.
Pretty.
Tape.
02-05-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,170
Posted By RobbieTunes

I used to think there was some kind of...

I used to think there was some kind of physiological in the "turn your head" thing.
Turns out the docs just don't want to be coughed on.
02-05-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8,264
Views: 750,198
Posted By RobbieTunes

Ironman Empire has active cranksets. As a...

Ironman Empire has active cranksets. As a result, we multiply quickly.
02-05-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2,306
Views: 133,530
Posted By RobbieTunes

That may fit into my plans. I'm looking at RAIL...

That may fit into my plans.
I'm looking at RAIL North (Moline to Chicago)
I'm looking at RAIL South (St. Louis to Vincennes)
Both are 1-day, but about the same mileage as TOMRV's 2 days.
Travel...
02-05-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 124,632
Posted By RobbieTunes

Just what is it working well at?

Just what is it working well at?
02-05-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 124,632
Posted By RobbieTunes

This can be confusing to some....(or me) "Rim...

This can be confusing to some....(or me)
"Rim strips"
"Rim tape"
"Tubular tape"
"Rim protector"
"Casing strip"
"Rim band"

I've heard all of these used for at least two different items.
02-05-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,290
Posted By RobbieTunes

I have a longish 56cm Klein Performance that is...

I have a longish 56cm Klein Performance that is set up for touring. I ran it with a rear rack and front bag. That or a Cannondale ST would be my first pick. After that, the Trek 520 is an...
02-05-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 124,632
Posted By RobbieTunes

Tape or glue, to hold the tire to the rim. Sealer...

Tape or glue, to hold the tire to the rim. Sealer is sometime used when the inner cloth part of the tire starts to separate from the casing, as far as I know. I've not heard of sealer being used to...
02-04-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2,306
Views: 133,530
Posted By RobbieTunes

I'm doing the 1-day Ride Across Wisconsin, same...

I'm doing the 1-day Ride Across Wisconsin, same day.
hodgykins will be there, and maybe nomadmax
There are two others, so we have 4 pretty solidly set.
Which means we only pull about 56 miles...
02-04-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By RobbieTunes

Yeah, man!

Yeah, man!
02-04-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By RobbieTunes

Pretty cool. I was in there Saturday, searching...

Pretty cool. I was in there Saturday, searching around for a tubular. Bought from Mastik from Dirk.
Billy Goat's is worth a trip just to see the unique display bikes. Excellent wrenches.
I was...
02-04-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8,264
Views: 750,198
Posted By RobbieTunes

I think someone has a power tool fetish.

I think someone has a power tool fetish.
02-04-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8,264
Views: 750,198
Posted By RobbieTunes

My litmus test on stuck seatposts: if you clamp...

My litmus test on stuck seatposts: if you clamp the post to a bench, and turning the frame moves the bench instead...

My friend Mike and I moved a 16' bench. He was a bodybuilder. We tossed it.
...
02-04-20, 12:26 PM
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Views: 750,198
Posted By RobbieTunes

I am soooo tempted......to go there.

I am soooo tempted......to go there.
02-04-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,981
Posted By RobbieTunes

Black is the absence of color, and I have no idea...

Black is the absence of color, and I have no idea why it isn't called white, which most people think is the absence of color. Some art teacher taught us that, and I have no idea if she was right. ...
02-04-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 346
Posted By RobbieTunes

+1 Baby steps. Now, I have a long cage...

+1
Baby steps.

Now, I have a long cage version of that RD. Available.
Add a Wolftooth Road Link.
Add a wide freewheel, up to 34t.
Swap in a 38t front.

Did Thunder Ridge on it. 12.75...
02-04-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 124,632
Posted By RobbieTunes

Young man, explain yourself.....

Ahem... :) Might this be the famous Pirelli calendar?
...
02-04-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 124,632
Posted By RobbieTunes

Whatever works. Tent seam sealer may = tubular...

Whatever works. Tent seam sealer may = tubular tire cement once you flip the package over and read the ingredients. I've seen seam sealer in so many different configurations, from spray on, brush...
02-03-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 124,632
Posted By RobbieTunes

Can't win, and timing is everything

OK, so I like tubulars lately. A nice clean taped tubular is just nice to ride, looks good, and is generally very reliable.
The wheels are generally very good bargains, because, "tubular" is almost...
02-01-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8,264
Views: 750,198
Posted By RobbieTunes

I moved it from the dining room.

I moved it from the dining room.
02-01-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8,264
Views: 750,198
Posted By RobbieTunes

It's nice to share being accused of hyping the...

It's nice to share being accused of hyping the Ironman.
Of course, we know it's not hype.
02-01-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8,264
Views: 750,198
Posted By RobbieTunes

Booked rooms for Hotter 'n Hell. 😎

Booked rooms for Hotter 'n Hell.
😎
01-31-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By RobbieTunes

And crime is a bit less legal in the City of...

And crime is a bit less legal in the City of Broad Shoulders.
01-31-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,043
Posted By RobbieTunes

And not all school buses are yellow. Leggo...

And not all school buses are yellow.

Leggo my Campy bashing!!
01-31-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,981
Posted By RobbieTunes

When hifi was silver, nothing matched closely....

When hifi was silver, nothing matched closely. Every rack was different. Then, Marantz and Pioneer had to go gold. And Denon...then Harmon Kardon...the horrors.

Then it all went black, and of...
01-30-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,941
Posted By RobbieTunes

Your welcome. It's half installed; the fork is at...

Your welcome. It's half installed; the fork is at the painter getting more Ironmanned.
Looks like Zipped may fall in favor of Rolfed.
Am thinking of Aeolusing, but both that and Bontragered sound a...
01-30-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,043
Posted By RobbieTunes

Are you a Scwinn fan?

Are you a Scwinn fan?
01-30-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,170
Posted By RobbieTunes

I know. I mentioned how much I liked the root...

I know. I mentioned how much I liked the root beer replacements.... egad no logo! (Schwinn Latin)
01-30-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,043
Posted By RobbieTunes

I have a complete Synchro 7-sp group here, with...

I have a complete Synchro 7-sp group here, with really nice wheels.
I have a complete Synchro 2 8-sp group here, with all Record components, including wheels, to match.
I even have appropriate 8-sp...
01-30-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,043
Posted By RobbieTunes

When I look at Synchro shifters, I see the...

When I look at Synchro shifters, I see the hostility in their eyes.
01-30-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,329
Posted By RobbieTunes

The shoes have to match the belt. The...

The shoes have to match the belt.
The pocketbook has to work with all of it.
I think the KMC Gold chain is bad-ass.
01-30-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,170
Posted By RobbieTunes

Wait, robes? .I thought it was just the...

Wait, robes?
.I thought it was just the chaps.....
01-30-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,170
Posted By RobbieTunes

You and I must be going to the same bike...

You and I must be going to the same bike shows....
Wait, we DO go to the same bike shows.

My "introduction" was at B.A.M.F. Dale Brown actually put all the Paramounts in the same corner of the...
01-30-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,110
Posted By RobbieTunes

PM on the Ultegra set.

PM on the Ultegra set.
01-30-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,110
Posted By RobbieTunes

Right you are, my friend, so I'll take the...

Right you are, my friend, so I'll take the Ultegras.
01-29-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,156
Posted By RobbieTunes

Love the F-111 Thuds and the C-130 might be the...

Love the F-111 Thuds and the C-130 might be the G.O.A.T. airframe.

Flew in many 130's, landed in most of them. JATO'd once in one; very, very weird feeling. Kind of like a very large, noisy...
01-29-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,110
Posted By RobbieTunes

People need bigger closets.

People need bigger closets.
01-29-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By RobbieTunes

6sp. Freewheel, 3x7 RSX compact triple cranks,...

6sp. Freewheel, 3x7 RSX compact triple cranks, Suntour Mountech FD, long cage DA 7400 RD, 2/3x6 DA downtube shifters set to friction, or 7sp freewheel, 2/3x7 105 downtube shifters, pick an RD.

PM...
01-29-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By RobbieTunes

I can still "go there." 3x7 compact triple. ...

I can still "go there." 3x7 compact triple. Square taper....
01-29-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,018
Posted By RobbieTunes

Generally....

I will powdercoat a bike I intend to corrupt, anyway. Cheap, Durable, sometimes looks really good. Sometimes.

In order to save a decent bike from myself, I turn it over to a pro. Saves time,...
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