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11-16-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By Lemond1985

I think the technology used in forging aluminum...

I think the technology used in forging aluminum cranksets has trickled down to the generic suppliers, to the point where brand name is not critically important.

With stocks of name brand 165 mm...
11-16-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19,848
Views: 3,270,193
Posted By Lemond1985

I guess "Titanium" is not used as a descriptive...

I guess "Titanium" is not used as a descriptive term, not any more than "Murray" would mean the bike is made out of a guy named Murray.

Meanwhile, testosterone levels in American men continue to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 101,358
Posted By Lemond1985

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"So ... you don't like the old time bikes?"
11-16-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,284
Posted By Lemond1985

Were you lads drinking Velocet, or Milk Plus?

Were you lads drinking Velocet, or Milk Plus?
11-15-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 38,824
Posted By Lemond1985

"You traded the Bluesmobile ... for a...

"You traded the Bluesmobile ... for a microphone??? OK, I could see that." :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrKmNkDcDuk
11-15-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 38,824
Posted By Lemond1985

I'm one cheap SOB when it comes to buying new...

I'm one cheap SOB when it comes to buying new tires for my car, on which my life and livelihood depend. I put it off as long as possible. But I think nothing of getting new tires for one of my bikes,...
11-15-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,597
Posted By Lemond1985

"Turn the other seat stay"? :D

"Turn the other seat stay"? :D
11-15-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 706
Posted By Lemond1985

I have a couple of un-butted "plain gauge"...

I have a couple of un-butted "plain gauge" frames, and really like them for their stiffness. I do think butting causes unnecessary flex in many frames, maybe that's why Miyaya and others went to...
11-15-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 59,032
Views: 8,705,869
Posted By Lemond1985

You must be doing something right. :thumb:

You must be doing something right. :thumb:
11-15-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 706
Posted By Lemond1985

It's really top tube length that's most...

It's really top tube length that's most important, but fortunately, it doesn't vary as much as seat tube length, and can usually be corrected with the right length stem.

I had a 59.5 cm frame that...
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By Lemond1985

"Accept no substitutes!" LOL. I think these low...

"Accept no substitutes!" LOL. I think these low quality imitations are watering down the brand name a bit.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/bik/d/santa-cruz-medium-size-lightweight/7228143575.html...
11-15-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,365
Posted By Lemond1985

Some inner tubes are not worth patching though,...

Some inner tubes are not worth patching though, especially the cheap ones that keep splitting open longitudinally for no reason. You'll spend $100 just in patch kits, never mind the all the wasted...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 101,358
Posted By Lemond1985

What does it Mazzer? It's Saturday Night! Live a...

What does it Mazzer? It's Saturday Night! Live a little!
11-14-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,303
Posted By Lemond1985

This switching of clocks forward, and then back...

This switching of clocks forward, and then back again twice a year can be very tough for people's bodies to adapt to, and no doubt causes many deaths, illnesses, accidents, and much economic loss...
11-13-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 19,848
Views: 3,270,193
Posted By Lemond1985

I wonder if he has a second saddle that's "almost...

I wonder if he has a second saddle that's "almost as nice"?
11-13-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 720
Posted By Lemond1985

... or you should join the Marines, where you can...

... or you should join the Marines, where you can practice taking your rifle apart and putting it back together in record time. :rolleyes:
11-13-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 720
Posted By Lemond1985

I could have it all together looking like a bike...

I could have it all together looking like a bike in probably 1/2 an hour, but it's the fine adjusting of everything that's time consuming. Getting rid of clicks and creaks, adjusting cable pull,...
11-13-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 706
Posted By Lemond1985

Head tube size. I know roughly what a 56 cm (my...

Head tube size. I know roughly what a 56 cm (my ideal frame size) head tube looks like, so that's my visual target.
Forum: Foo
11-13-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By Lemond1985

Only if you chug about 3 of them really fast....

Only if you chug about 3 of them really fast. :thumb:

Re Nicotine, it has the ability to almost hard wire itself into some people's brains, to the point where they can't function without it....
11-13-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,277
Posted By Lemond1985

I have used Jobst Brandt's book "The Bicycle...

I have used Jobst Brandt's book "The Bicycle Wheel" which you can find in PDF format. Been using that book so long, no other way would make sense to me. Did recently get a Park Tensioner gauge,...
11-13-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,349
Posted By Lemond1985

Sorry, the Rod Serling tryouts are next door....

Sorry, the Rod Serling tryouts are next door. :innocent:
11-13-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,807
Posted By Lemond1985

I have caught a few incidents like that, plus...

I have caught a few incidents like that, plus sometimes if you pass a another bike or a pedestrian that you're too busy to get a good look at, but you can review the video later on. I've caught a few...
Replies: 76
Views: 3,228
Posted By Lemond1985

But .... in the words of my dentist, "Is it...

But .... in the words of my dentist, "Is it safe?" ;)
11-13-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,727
Posted By Lemond1985

Yeah, but hopefully these people understand that...

Yeah, but hopefully these people understand that they will never get any more fit or faster, just riding with the same exertion level as they would when walking. They won't burn many calories either....
11-13-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,597
Posted By Lemond1985

When you have an air horn and a hammer, every...

When you have an air horn and a hammer, every problem becomes either a nail, or someone to blast in the face with deafening noise. :lol:
11-13-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By Lemond1985

This. Sore hands and sore butts are much less...

This. Sore hands and sore butts are much less likely to occur when all your weight is on the pedals instead of the seat or bars.
11-13-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 778
Posted By Lemond1985

Race Across America champ Lon Haldeman says to...

Race Across America champ Lon Haldeman says to spend an hour a week in that extreme breathless state, where you cannot even talk, in order to see real significant gains in fitness (short video 3:26):...
11-13-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,727
Posted By Lemond1985

Not if the frame and parts are used. And...

Not if the frame and parts are used. And especially not if you're like me, and have enough spare wheels and components to build up several bare frames.
11-13-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,597
Posted By Lemond1985

The laws in my state don't help much. Putting...

The laws in my state don't help much. Putting myself in a driver's position wanting to pass a cyclist on a relatively narrow section of roadway that has a double yellow line (95% of the roads i ride)...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,149
Posted By Lemond1985

I have owned 2 Battaglins with the Italian flag...

I have owned 2 Battaglins with the Italian flag braze-on, would love to know whether it signifies anything:

...
11-13-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By Lemond1985

I was already warned: :lol: ...

I was already warned: :lol:


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11-13-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,244
Posted By Lemond1985

Good points. I read all the articles back in the...

Good points. I read all the articles back in the late 80's and early 90's about how all the pros used 175 mm (or longer) cranks. The conventional wisdom at the time was that longer cranks were always...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 101,358
Posted By Lemond1985

Same here. I gotta burn off the bad stuff that...

Same here. I gotta burn off the bad stuff that accumulates in my body from long periods of stress. I find that the best time to think about my problems, is when I'm on the bike, the stress that...
11-13-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,597
Posted By Lemond1985

It's best not give people an excuse to. I...

It's best not give people an excuse to.

I have not had much honking, but what I get lately are people who follow behind me at the speed I'm going, but refuse to pass. I have no idea what's up with...
11-13-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 59,032
Views: 8,705,869
Posted By Lemond1985

57cm Panasonic time trail frame built up as fixed...

57cm Panasonic time trail frame built up as fixed gearhttps://images.craigslist.org/00k0k_a2z0OUzOBoj_0CI0t2_1200x900.jpg
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11-13-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,727
Posted By Lemond1985

But that suffering sure makes for some great...

But that suffering sure makes for some great cinema. See the segment at 1 hour and 1 minute (Caspar and Furlan abandoning the 2003 TDF):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUu0AoIDHkc
11-11-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,365
Posted By Lemond1985

Yeah, I don't pay extra to shop at a bike shop,...

Yeah, I don't pay extra to shop at a bike shop, only to get this kind of attitude when something goes wrong. Of course it's not your fault, nothing is anyone's fault these days, it's always the other...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 101,358
Posted By Lemond1985

This place is the best supermarket chain that we...

This place is the best supermarket chain that we have here in CA. They are also in a few other western states. Employee owned, cash or debit only. No credit cards accepted. Great produce and bulk...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 101,358
Posted By Lemond1985

I find that only the very finest supermarkets...

I find that only the very finest supermarkets have stuff stacked to the ceiling, and force you to walk through a maze (past all the crappy stuff you don't want to buy that's on sale) before you can...
11-11-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By Lemond1985

A few weeks ago, I was using a 38 mm tire, so I...

A few weeks ago, I was using a 38 mm tire, so I got the appropriate sized tube, 700 x 35-43. And it promptly split open along the inside seam. Twice, in completely different spots. I started a thread...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7,125
Views: 101,358
Posted By Lemond1985

Patrick Warburton has an opening scene involving...

Patrick Warburton has an opening scene involving a Salvation Army bell wringer, in "The Woman Chaser":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_tHxL2XqpE
11-11-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,365
Posted By Lemond1985

What's your preferred tire? I'm in goathead city...

What's your preferred tire? I'm in goathead city USA most of the year (the rain really helped clear most off the roads for now).

I used to use some really thick Panaracer tires for fixies...
11-11-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,456
Posted By Lemond1985

OTOH, there is nothing short of an...

OTOH, there is nothing short of an air-conditioned space suit, that will ever making climbing a mountain in full sun on a 105 degree day tolerable.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,456
Posted By Lemond1985

Despite the celeste paint job, I doubt very many...

Despite the celeste paint job, I doubt very many Bianchis have been actually built in Italy in recent years. A minor point. I naively assumed for several years that my BMC was built in Switzerland,...
11-11-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,365
Posted By Lemond1985

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/12171...

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1217185-intepreting-tube-puncture.html#post21785538
11-11-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,365
Posted By Lemond1985

In the past 2 years or so, I've gone through...

In the past 2 years or so, I've gone through probably 2 dozen "cheap inner tubes", some failing from too many punctures but most failing from either splitting open spontaneously, or developing an...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,456
Posted By Lemond1985

We know what your preferred colour is, what about...

We know what your preferred colour is, what about frame material? And wheels, since most stock wheels need upgrading, and you say you will be doing lots of climbing.

My preference is to buy used,...
11-10-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,012
Posted By Lemond1985

Could have been worse, could have been that...

Could have been worse, could have been that infamous lemon party site.
11-10-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,012
Posted By Lemond1985

Hope that's not a bannable offense here. Guess I...

Hope that's not a bannable offense here. Guess I will find out. :lol:
11-10-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,012
Posted By Lemond1985

This situation presents opportunities: ...

This situation presents opportunities:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
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