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03-27-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 931
Posted By nomadmax

Whether we agree or not; it doesn't change the...

Whether we agree or not; it doesn't change the truth.
03-27-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,462
Posted By nomadmax

I have a few nice bikes. But if the house caught...

I have a few nice bikes. But if the house caught fire and I could only get one out, it'd be my Merckx 7-Eleven.

...
03-27-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By nomadmax

That's a good way ^. On bikes that don't have a...

That's a good way ^. On bikes that don't have a cable tension adjustment for the FD I screw in the low limit until it touches the chain when it's on the innermost cog in back. Then I pull the cable...
03-27-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 612
Posted By nomadmax

If you have to ask, the answer is usually "no". ...

If you have to ask, the answer is usually "no". What are the chances in today's society that a railroad company is going to say "Sure, go ahead and ride your bicycle next to our train tracks. What...
03-27-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 931
Posted By nomadmax

OP, here are a few things to consider: ...

OP, here are a few things to consider:

Obeying all traffic laws is probably a great way to minimize the risk of injury and driver hostility (it will never eliminate it). Whatever words the...
03-27-20, 03:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 180
Posted By nomadmax

What I know about the 1x thing you can put in a...

What I know about the 1x thing you can put in a thimble. But aren't the 1x chainring teeth different than the standard 2x, 3x versions? Different inasmuch that they're designed to help keep the...
03-26-20, 09:05 AM
03-26-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By nomadmax

I'd leave it be. All it's going to do is creak...

I'd leave it be. All it's going to do is creak and possibly damage the bottom shelf of the adapter/stem or the top nut of the headset. There's nothing to draw the stem adapter down onto the shim(s)...
03-26-20, 03:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By nomadmax

On my bikes with a computer I use a Cateye...

On my bikes with a computer I use a Cateye digital double wireless. It's been dead reliable.
03-26-20, 03:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 420
Posted By nomadmax

Cheap set of rollers and a folded up towel under...

Cheap set of rollers and a folded up towel under one of the rear drums. Fold as necessary to create more or less resistance. The hardest part about indoor training is actually doing it.
03-25-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 496
Posted By nomadmax

Road rage is as good as any other way to die; no...

Road rage is as good as any other way to die; no matter which side you're on.
03-25-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,446
Posted By nomadmax

For that choose to use mirrors, remember; a...

For that choose to use mirrors, remember; a mirror can only tell you "no", only a head check can tell you "yes".
03-24-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 231
Posted By nomadmax

Here's a good link regarding JIS and ISO crank/BB...

Here's a good link regarding JIS and ISO crank/BB tapers.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/bbtaper.html

That said, when I was an indigent bicycle racer I put JIS cranks on ISO (Campy) BB spindles...
03-24-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By nomadmax

3x5 cards inside a small ziplock bag taped to the...

3x5 cards inside a small ziplock bag taped to the stem. Open the bag and rotate the cards as necessary.
03-23-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 865
Posted By nomadmax

Chain Reaction Wiggle Pro Bike Kit for...

Chain Reaction
Wiggle
Pro Bike Kit

for Campy anyway.
03-23-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,277
Posted By nomadmax

Sure there is, a front wheel speed sensor won't...

Sure there is, a front wheel speed sensor won't read when a bike is in a fluid/magnetic trainer where the front wheel is stationary.
03-23-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 597
Posted By nomadmax

Thanks for the heads up:thumb: I ordered several...

Thanks for the heads up:thumb: I ordered several handlebars ;)
03-23-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 634
Views: 60,735
Posted By nomadmax

It's been raining here, a lot. I had to re-route...

It's been raining here, a lot. I had to re-route my normal loop three times. Seems the car driver didn't get the memo....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 386
Posted By nomadmax

I have several sets of Zondas and I can't say...

I have several sets of Zondas and I can't say enough good things about them. They're not just great wheels for the money, they're great wheels.
Forum: Foo
03-23-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 326
Posted By nomadmax

Hondo I wish you lived closer to Ohio :thumb:

Hondo I wish you lived closer to Ohio :thumb:
03-23-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,956
Posted By nomadmax

I'm a steel bike lover and don't trust carbon...

I'm a steel bike lover and don't trust carbon fiber at all. But............I will have one of these when they become available.

...
03-23-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By nomadmax

You did alright Ben :thumb:

You did alright Ben :thumb:
03-23-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 553
Posted By nomadmax

I've bought components, tires, tubes, bar wrap,...

I've bought components, tires, tubes, bar wrap, clothes & shoes prior to needing them (with shoes & clothes it's because I knew how they fit). I can't say that I've ever bought any electronic gadget...
03-22-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7,609
Views: 2,151,141
Posted By nomadmax

I just got this Guerciotti SL back together after...

I just got this Guerciotti SL back together after long restoration process. I haven't got to ride it yet.

...
03-22-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,520
Posted By nomadmax

Thank you for the pics ;) Should you ever hear...

Thank you for the pics ;) Should you ever hear of a NGW jersey come up for sale (regardless of size) please let me know. It's a big part of this bike's history and I don't want it, or your...
03-22-20, 04:03 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,520
Posted By nomadmax

Let me clear the air here. I originally saw the...

Let me clear the air here. I originally saw the bike on Atlanta CL and contacted a member here embankmentlb who actually designed the original colorway for the race team that got all the bikes from...
03-21-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 54,782
Views: 7,780,196
Posted By nomadmax

It's a nice bike but if he was selling that...

It's a nice bike but if he was selling that around here he'd be dreaming on the price.
Forum: Introductions
03-21-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By nomadmax

A guy posted a pic of a bike and the fork was...

A guy posted a pic of a bike and the fork was bent and nother guy posted pics of a Trek that he painted up as a fake Masi. Welcome back and ride safely ;)
Forum: Introductions
03-21-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By nomadmax

Welcome from Germantown.

Welcome from Germantown.
03-21-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,994
Posted By nomadmax

I've slowed down but not because of what's going...

I've slowed down but not because of what's going on with COVID. I have a nice quiver of road bikes that's large enough to keep me busy (I ride them all) yet small and select enough that each one...
03-21-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,520
Posted By nomadmax

Thank you Dale. Yes it's a contender if the...

Thank you Dale. Yes it's a contender if the conditions are good. I'm not ready to beat on this one just yet ;)
03-21-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,520
Posted By nomadmax

I would like to thank all that helped me along in...

I would like to thank all that helped me along in this project; urging me to go forward when I needed a little push. Most of all for not saying what some may have been thinking, "he's got more money...
03-21-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,520
Posted By nomadmax

Alright, it's 1430 hours on 03-21-2020 and I'm...

Alright, it's 1430 hours on 03-21-2020 and I'm sitting here with a glass of wine (I know it's too early) and nearly at the conclusion to this adventure. I say near conclusion because it isn't over...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By nomadmax

I don't think he's talking about plastic road...

I don't think he's talking about plastic road Look cleats. keo or delta. He wants to use the Look MTB cleats that are metal and have more float than the SPDs. I presume he already has the pedals so...
03-18-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 686
Posted By nomadmax

Especially when he billed it as "rare". That's...

Especially when he billed it as "rare". That's the same thing as saying "collectable Tupperware". :roflmao2:
03-16-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,171
Posted By nomadmax

Any clothing you can hear at speeds above 15mph...

Any clothing you can hear at speeds above 15mph isn't what you want.

Buy used as mentioned @ thrift stores and CL.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 544
Posted By nomadmax

Because people buy them for exorbitant prices...

Because people buy them for exorbitant prices hoping it will make up for a fitness deficiency. To my knowledge, the only product that does that is an E-bike.
03-16-20, 03:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By nomadmax

At THIS moment, postponed. If some of the big...

At THIS moment, postponed. If some of the big races are cancelled outright and the Tour de France remains intact, that could change the dynamics.
03-16-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By nomadmax

I'm a millimeter fit nut. My measurement...

I'm a millimeter fit nut.

My measurement point on any saddle is half the length; IE if a saddle is 240mm long (like a Spec Power), my measurement point is 120mm from the front or back. I usually...
03-16-20, 03:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 726
Posted By nomadmax

Nothing works like Boudreaux's ...

Nothing works like Boudreaux's

https://www.buttpaste.com/diaper-rash-remedies/original-butt-paste/

Besides that, it's inexpensive and widely available.
Forum: Foo
03-16-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 308
Posted By nomadmax

Now everybody knows what it's like to be a...

Now everybody knows what it's like to be a cycling fan in the United States.
03-12-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 462
Posted By nomadmax

Good luck finding that these days. We live in a...

Good luck finding that these days. We live in a throw away society. For me, a little thread across the zipper to make sure it doesn't come all the way unzipped is more economical than spending 10-15...
03-12-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,267
Posted By nomadmax

True. But it's as good as a Lance Armstrong TDF...

True. But it's as good as a Lance Armstrong TDF "win" :roflmao2:
03-12-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,494
Posted By nomadmax

Just wear clothing appropriate for the weather...

Just wear clothing appropriate for the weather conditions you're going to ride in. I used to ride in all weather conditions, including sub-zero ambient temps and my bike stayed outside in between...
Forum: Foo
03-12-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By nomadmax

This has been around for a long time, it's called...

This has been around for a long time, it's called "shoplifting". ;)
03-12-20, 04:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By nomadmax

Don't be so hard on yourself; you're out there...

Don't be so hard on yourself; you're out there doing what you can and right now that's all that matters. Chin up :thumb:
03-12-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 462
Posted By nomadmax

A lot of my kit is worn and I do exactly that ^. ...

A lot of my kit is worn and I do exactly that ^. Additionally, I have my wife sew a "stop" about halfway down across the two sides of the zipper. That way I can't go below it to the damaged part of...
03-12-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,267
Posted By nomadmax

Call me when she does it for an hour.

Call me when she does it for an hour.
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By nomadmax

You could increase the bike's value if you could...

You could increase the bike's value if you could get Greg LeMond to sign it :roflmao2:
03-10-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,454
Posted By nomadmax

Think about how much fitter you are for having...

Think about how much fitter you are for having all that drive train friction. You're lucky they didn't charge you for it;)
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