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Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By mgopack42

uselesskamel My advice is a bit different...

uselesskamel
My advice is a bit different than most. Start with a budget. Don;t deviate from it. Then decide on geometry desired / needed/ best suited to your body / fitness projected fitness...
11-10-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,893
Posted By mgopack42

lose the blue tires, and bar tape and saddle and...

lose the blue tires, and bar tape and saddle and that is quite the pretty bike. NOT $1500 pretty, but yeah, not too over the top!
11-02-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By mgopack42

I don't go on ebay at all.. and I always have a...

I don't go on ebay at all.. and I always have a hard time finding the descriptions... BUT I get it; SARCASM!!! Seriously it took a while, since I was sure there was a lengthy description! how...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 451,187
Posted By mgopack42

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Argon 18 Krypton Pro...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,553
Posted By mgopack42

Good luck, I had to go searching for the...

Good luck, I had to go searching for the previous threads to see what you were talking about. Looks like an interesting product idea.
10-29-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,769
Posted By mgopack42

My guess is that there might have been some form...

My guess is that there might have been some form of corporal punishment, or exuberant persuasion involved in the conversation!
10-20-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,414
Posted By mgopack42

Unfortunately, he diameters people usually look...

Unfortunately, he diameters people usually look for are 27.2 mm (columbus SL or SLX. the good stuff), 26.8 mm (Columbus Aelle the medium stuff), or smaller the cheap stuff. so you cant tell much from...
10-13-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By mgopack42

Looks like "A.L.E." brand, Yellow jersey has...

Looks like "A.L.E." brand, Yellow jersey has them in blue...A.L.E. blue straps (http://www.yellowjersey.org/alepro.jpg)
10-12-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,691
Posted By mgopack42

My wife's Fondriest Carb Level '03 Monumental...

My wife's Fondriest Carb Level '03 Monumental SAT... I figure Fondriest pictures are as rare as the bikes them selves. 3 main tubes are aluminum, and the rear triangle and fork are carbon fiber. ...
10-12-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 741
Posted By mgopack42

the poll is there. I usually use what ever i...

the poll is there. I usually use what ever i have available. right now i have a tube of "garage door grease" i am using. I am partial to Phil Woods grease though, but I am out. You can always buy...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 935
Posted By mgopack42

I had a episode a coupe of months ago "Goat head...

I had a episode a coupe of months ago "Goat head Season" (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1209936-goat-head-season.html) where I had maybe 10 in my front tire. I assume I got them when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 935
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: 2,943
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
10-02-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By mgopack42

May be impossible to get outdoors this weekend...

May be impossible to get outdoors this weekend with the poor air quality from the fires and the agricultural activity right now. maybe the air will be better at the coast. We are all going a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,261
Posted By mgopack42

yeah, the main difference is the level of the CF...

yeah, the main difference is the level of the CF in the frame, and alloy vs CF components and wheels. That and the $2250 price diffidence for the pro and the GF in DI2.
To be honest, I had a budget,...
10-01-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,140
Posted By mgopack42

WAIT, do I get extra credit for doing it on my...

WAIT, do I get extra credit for doing it on my actual birthday? whoo HOO!
10-01-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,508
Posted By mgopack42

I have been thinking about this one Revelate...

I have been thinking about this one Revelate Designs Mag Tank Top Tube Bag...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,261
Posted By mgopack42

Yeah, I started to do an in depth discussion of...

Yeah, I started to do an in depth discussion of how I landed on this bike, and then the impressions etc, but it got really long and rambling. long story short, I have about ridden it about 700 miles...
09-30-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,264
Posted By mgopack42

Any rough idea of the date of manufacturer on...

Any rough idea of the date of manufacturer on that frame? late 90's, early 2000s?
09-28-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,140
Posted By mgopack42

I met a guy doing his 89th birthday ride last...

I met a guy doing his 89th birthday ride last summer. it was a month late, first time he missed in years, because of a hospitalization. But after he recovered, out he went for a nice ride. He...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,164
Posted By mgopack42

DUH! that is the real reason anyone buys it! I...

DUH! that is the real reason anyone buys it! I wanted to have the ability to use the hood buttons, I have them programmed for single, double and long press, giving me 6 Garmin actions from the 2...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,941
Posted By mgopack42

While light weight really doesn't matter to me (...

While light weight really doesn't matter to me ( I carry a lot of extra weight around my waist) there is something about a light bike that seems to be ingrained in the culture. I recently purchased...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,183
Posted By mgopack42

You didn't mention your budget (or I missed it)....

You didn't mention your budget (or I missed it). I just bought an Argon Krypton Pro. box stock full: Ultegra DI2, HED carbon wheels, and a listed weight (I dont weigh my bikes, I am the weight...
08-25-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,907
Posted By mgopack42

Hey Rizaa I do know that the dropout are...

Hey Rizaa I do know that the dropout are perfectly aligned (I set them with my Park dropout alignment tools) so if you just put a slightly wider hub in there, and do the trigonometry, the out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,428
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...
08-23-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By mgopack42

No problem. After I saw you were looking for...

No problem. After I saw you were looking for black stuff, in the 3Rensho pot, I quick switched to the sales forum to post. after I posted, I went back to see that gorgeous 3Rensho some more, and...
08-23-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By mgopack42

Black 90 mm 3TTT Record 84 stem.

Let me know if interested. Price is open, since I have no idea...
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08-23-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By mgopack42

WolfgangVerne I have a 90 mm 3TTT record 84...

WolfgangVerne
I have a 90 mm 3TTT record 84 stem if interested, this stem was bought NIB last year, and used for about 300 miles by me. I can follow with pics if interested.
08-19-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 24,849
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....
08-17-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,941
Posted By mgopack42

Seat post is 26.8, so I "think" this is Aelle....

Seat post is 26.8, so I "think" this is Aelle. not a tubing sticker in sight! I did try a 27.0 post, and it was a NO-GO for sure.
08-17-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By mgopack42

I just got some new tires from Biketiresdirect...

I just got some new tires from Biketiresdirect last week... took a couple of days only. They are my go to for tires ans tubes
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By mgopack42

Cleat replacements are pretty pricey. the...

Cleat replacements are pretty pricey. the plastic (normal) triangular cleat, and then they want you to buy a new engaging hook with each new cleat change. i used to buy those like once every 2 or 3...
08-13-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,941
Posted By mgopack42

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I also have the more period correct white brake hoods (two sets),...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By mgopack42

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

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You can see why they are so good at puncturing a tire. They are natures...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By mgopack42

DUH...Los Banos! more like the toilet of CA, but...

DUH...Los Banos! more like the toilet of CA, but I have lived in worse places.half way between Monterey and Fresno basically! Cant wait until the wife gets a job in the central coast area, so we...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By mgopack42

Well, like i said, new bike, riding stock. when...

Well, like i said, new bike, riding stock. when i get the new tires, I will set it up that way. usually works. I guess i can go to road tubeless, but even just using tubes and sealant, I hate the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19,745
Views: 4,228,385
Posted By mgopack42

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Argon 18 Krypton pro.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By mgopack42

I usually just add sealant to my tubes. Just buy...

I usually just add sealant to my tubes. Just buy tubes with removable cores, and best of both worlds. I was enjoying the nice supple tires (Challenge paris Roubaix) on my new bike so I was waiting...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By mgopack42

Goat Head Season

I guess it is here in central California. I got a flat on my rear, slow leaker, and pulled the remnants of a goat head from the tire tread area. then about 3 miles further up the road, I got a...
08-06-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,092
Posted By mgopack42

I have a 1994 Allez (not comp or pro or any...

I have a 1994 Allez (not comp or pro or any modifier) that came with a full Campagnolo Ergo Stratus group set. I've since lost the cranks, FR and RR ders. to "upgrade" to a racing T triple setup. I...
08-04-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7,586
Views: 1,991,396
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: 12
Views: 1,261
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
07-30-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,770
Posted By mgopack42

OldGlory So far so good. I need to write a NBD...

OldGlory So far so good. I need to write a NBD post for it, i have just been too busy. I want to like the Prologo saddle, but 70 miles into it, I am reasonably sure it and I will not get along. When...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 642
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...
07-24-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 26,497
Posted By mgopack42

Classtime better be careful; that bike will have...

Classtime better be careful; that bike will have 2 of the 4 things you don't do! my first bike with either disks or electronic shifting... I am going to the dark side! next it will be an E-bike, I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,770
Posted By mgopack42

OldGlory what did you decide on? I am...

OldGlory what did you decide on? I am revisiting this thread, because Saturday is NBD for me! i am getting super excited to finally get the new machine, almost 2 months later.
07-23-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 26,497
Posted By mgopack42

And I was just about to start my 10 week training...

And I was just about to start my 10 week training program to get ready for this one (out of purely stubborn optimism). now i can save it for next spring! I will still take my Masi out to keep it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,552
Posted By mgopack42

could it be resistance from the cables where they...

could it be resistance from the cables where they cross under the stem? Maybe when flipping the stem you altered the relationship between the housings and the frame?
07-16-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By mgopack42

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

I love the chain stay-less frame... old school weight wienie.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,299
Posted By mgopack42

A lot of people I ride with have that set up,...

A lot of people I ride with have that set up, Using a 4 x 4 inch square of microfiber cloth.
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