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08-18-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 784
Posted By Lemond1985

My take? Not OK to go into your lane, if he saw...

My take? Not OK to go into your lane, if he saw you in advance. Maybe you surprised him.

I assume the other rider had a turn the swept to the left? Those are always tricky in the mountains, when...
08-18-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,372
Posted By Lemond1985

I think the steep angles and short wheelbase play...

I think the steep angles and short wheelbase play a part, as well as the unrelenting stiffness. The head tube is almost 75 degrees on some of the Criterium models, IIRC.

Definitely not a "comfort...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2,301
Views: 281,648
Posted By Lemond1985

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/water_b1335604972b016cf9f5debbd426f9c2c936c3e6.jpg
08-18-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,163
Posted By Lemond1985

Post #6...

Post #6 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=6) or post #7 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=7) ?
Forum: Foo
08-18-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 282
Posted By Lemond1985

I seem to recall a pretty solid 2/3rd's majority...

I seem to recall a pretty solid 2/3rd's majority that were pro-waving, or at least that's roughly about what I encounter on the roads.

I should probably note that when I see other people on bikes...
08-18-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 359
Posted By Lemond1985

That Voyager definitely has not seen very many...

That Voyager definitely has not seen very many Voyages. It looks showroom-clean. :thumb:
Forum: Foo
08-18-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 282
Posted By Lemond1985

Saw a Guy in Day Glow Green

He was covered in it, from head to toe, coming up the hill towards me. I guess he wanted to be noticed. So I waved at him. He did not wave back or even look up at me.

I guess his thinking was,...
Forum: Foo
08-18-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,081
Posted By Lemond1985

This assumes that the American Dental Association...

This assumes that the American Dental Association wants us all to have perfect teeth ... so that we'll never, ever need the services of one of their dentists. :rolleyes:
08-18-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,149
Posted By Lemond1985

Maybe he saw a cop, or thought you were one.

Maybe he saw a cop, or thought you were one.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,646
Posted By Lemond1985

Never, but the ads always make it look as if they...

Never, but the ads always make it look as if they do. And I guess if you won the TDF last year and are looking for a new team, there's some choice involved, but I doubt which frame material and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By Lemond1985

If you're retired, hit all the thrift stores in...

If you're retired, hit all the thrift stores in your area for jerseys. I have 40-50 jerseys now, which I got for $5 each or less. Since the fit is slightly different on every jersey I have ever put...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By Lemond1985

I also tried inner tube as bar tape, and was OK...

I also tried inner tube as bar tape, and was OK with the stickiness, but found that the rubber did not hold up well under sweaty hands, and that it will rot and fall apart after a month or so. But if...
08-17-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 775
Posted By Lemond1985

I forgot that I'm not running the stock front...

I forgot that I'm not running the stock front fork, glad you chimed in there James.
08-17-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 576
Posted By Lemond1985

I have concluded that it is exceptionally poor...

I have concluded that it is exceptionally poor quality paint as well, FWIW. Knowing what I know now, I would avoid it like the plague.
Forum: Foo
08-17-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Lemond1985

If you can get your hands on the "Easy Rider"...

If you can get your hands on the "Easy Rider" DVD, they have a documentary about the making on the film that was excellent.

EDIT: Here it is. Some great stories:
...
08-17-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 775
Posted By Lemond1985

I have '91 PDG 5. 28 mm Continental GP4000II's,...

I have '91 PDG 5. 28 mm Continental GP4000II's, no. Panaracer Gravel King or Pasela in 28 mm, yes, unless you are running an extremely wide rim.
08-17-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 51,755
Views: 6,844,111
Posted By Lemond1985

I thought it was overpriced, but still a pretty...

I thought it was overpriced, but still a pretty bike:

https://slo.craigslist.org/bik/d/paso-robles-bianchi-road-bike/6936387841.html
08-17-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 51,755
Views: 6,844,111
Posted By Lemond1985

The most colorful Bianchi I have ever seen. Would...

The most colorful Bianchi I have ever seen. Would go great with the Team Mapei colors.

https://images.craigslist.org/00O0O_2uVRh0jeIui_1200x900.jpg
...
Forum: Foo
08-17-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,081
Posted By Lemond1985

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/b0/ef/9a/b0ef9a35916a338...

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/b0/ef/9a/b0ef9a35916a3387a755078b038634e3.jpg
08-16-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,451
Posted By Lemond1985

I'm a big fan of the Miyata-built Univegas. Some...

I'm a big fan of the Miyata-built Univegas. Some years of the Sport Tour used triple butted tubing, but I believe this is an '84 below, which would not have. Most likey Champion double butted, good...
08-16-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 775
Posted By Lemond1985

You're lucky to have escaped the "splatter" paint...

You're lucky to have escaped the "splatter" paint fad of that model year, found on other models. I think the red on yours looks a lot better.
...
08-16-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By Lemond1985

Peter Fonda Dead

First of many threads on the topic?

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49379130
...
08-16-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 775
Posted By Lemond1985

Great find! On my PDG 5, when I was painting it,...

Great find! On my PDG 5, when I was painting it, I noticed an interesting detail. The seat tube flares out, just slightly for an inch or so, right above the bottom bracket. Probably 1/8" or so, not...
Forum: Foo
08-16-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,081
Posted By Lemond1985

Botulism is usually caused by canned foods that...

Botulism is usually caused by canned foods that were improperly sterilized, not from drinking out of a questionable stream (sometimes referred to by local experts as a "crick"). I swear, this forum...
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Lemond1985

For $200, you ought to be pretty easily able to...

For $200, you ought to be pretty easily able to find an un-dented Cannondale. They're great bikes, but they've been making them since the early 80's, and people are unlikely to junk them, so there...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 920
Posted By Lemond1985

Lots of pros will deliberately ride a too-small...

Lots of pros will deliberately ride a too-small frame, but until you get to that level, it's probably best to stick with traditional sizing formulas.
08-16-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,195
Posted By Lemond1985

Chip seal. Someone forgot to seal it! I used...

Chip seal. Someone forgot to seal it!

I used to ride "madacam" gravel on logging roads in the Pacific Northwest. Hated that stuff, but your gravel seems to have a hardpack base, much more...
08-16-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,694
Posted By Lemond1985

Ditto. Proper bike fit is a journey, not a...

Ditto. Proper bike fit is a journey, not a destination. I'm constantly changing fit on my fleet of 6 currently-running bikes.

What I do first is get it close, visually. I can tell by looking at a...
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By Lemond1985

I love my '76. Far from original though. That...

I love my '76. Far from original though. That Reynolds 531 rides great!

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x854/comp3_49e5d49975a19e0f75954ca425c03bc70c5ddadf.jpg
08-16-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2,335
Views: 205,915
Posted By Lemond1985

If you want to see Scorcese at his best, see his...

If you want to see Scorcese at his best, see his first film "Mean Streets". DeNiro and Harvey Kietel (mostly Kietel) steal the movie, but it's great to see both of them before they became famous /...
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By Lemond1985

Offer $250, and if the guy refuses, give him...

Offer $250, and if the guy refuses, give him $300. Still worth every penny.

Wow, Grab-Ons? Haven't seen that stuff in years.
08-16-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By Lemond1985

"I thought I knew. But now I know. 'Spanish...

"I thought I knew. But now I know. 'Spanish Harlem' are not just pretty words to say.

Until you've seen this trash can dream come true, you stand at the edge while people run you through."
...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,081
Posted By Lemond1985

https://www.wisegeek.com/how-many-calories-are-the...

https://www.wisegeek.com/how-many-calories-are-there-in-a-gallon-of-gasoline.htm

Would certainly simplify meals if you could drink your calories straight from the gas pump.
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,081
Posted By Lemond1985

I stand corrected, but it was the first thing I...

I stand corrected, but it was the first thing I noticed. :)
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,081
Posted By Lemond1985

That apparent oil slick is what would concern me....

That apparent oil slick is what would concern me. Can humans burn petroleum oil as calories? I doubt it.
08-15-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,149
Posted By Lemond1985

I agree, it's as predictable as some sort of PBS...

I agree, it's as predictable as some sort of PBS nature documentary. The BF cycle of life continues ...
...
08-15-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 576
Posted By Lemond1985

My apologies, good luck with your thread. I was...

My apologies, good luck with your thread. I was simply trying to save you a few weeks of work, potentially.
08-15-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,507
Posted By Lemond1985

An excellent question. But they will, nonetheless.

An excellent question. But they will, nonetheless.
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,081
Posted By Lemond1985

I love me some "crick" water too. Some good...

I love me some "crick" water too. Some good tastin' stuff, 'specially way up yonder above the timberline.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,264
Posted By Lemond1985

Sounds like more of a reflection on the 150# kid,...

Sounds like more of a reflection on the 150# kid, than on you. Congrats!
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,081
Posted By Lemond1985

Eat tons of hot peppers to avoid waterborne...

Eat tons of hot peppers to avoid waterborne parasites, like most hot third world countries do.
08-15-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 576
Posted By Lemond1985

Not that specific mixture, but I have used...

Not that specific mixture, but I have used Duplicolor spray paint before, and had terrible color matching problems from can to can, so I would highly recommend that you make sure all the paint is...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,175
Posted By Lemond1985

http://img.picturequotes.com/2/341/340473/beam-me-...

http://img.picturequotes.com/2/341/340473/beam-me-up-scotty-no-trace-of-intelligent-life-down-here-quote-1.jpg
08-15-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By Lemond1985

I think that BMC frames are sized so that people...

I think that BMC frames are sized so that people typically go down one size. I ride a 54 cm SLO2, and it's the smallest frame I own. I also ride a steel Univega in 58 cm,comfortably.

...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,316
Posted By Lemond1985

Total Student Loan debt is even higher, and can't...

Total Student Loan debt is even higher, and can't be discharged in bankruptcy like CC debt can easily be.

A while back, American Express stopped letting me use my card because I did not have a...
08-15-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,195
Posted By Lemond1985

I have Peugeot PGN-10 steel frame I have been...

I have Peugeot PGN-10 steel frame I have been testing out. One thing I noticed is how much movement I get with the chromed Reynolds fork. I can see the front axle in constant movement as I ride down...
08-15-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 893
Posted By Lemond1985

When arriving at red lights, my practice is to...

When arriving at red lights, my practice is to hang back and let traffic filter ahead, as I wait for the light to change. And if I have to stop, I stop about 10 feet short of the intersection and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,957
Posted By Lemond1985

There used to be a cycling myth that doing long...

There used to be a cycling myth that doing long rides on hot days with no water would "toughen you up". The "no water" part is definitely BS, but as long as you stay hydrated, riding in the heat...
08-15-19, 03:17 AM
Replies: 17,582
Views: 2,725,178
Posted By Lemond1985

This bike's been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a...

This bike's been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet ... a pawn and a king
It's been up and down and over and out ... and I know one thing
Each time it finds itself flat its on face
It picks...
08-14-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,507
Posted By Lemond1985

You Southerners need to do the civilized thing,...

You Southerners need to do the civilized thing, and bring back duelling in your state.
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