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10-23-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 910
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Some guy in Japan 40+ years ago says 10cm. ...

Some guy in Japan 40+ years ago says 10cm.
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But dude in England says 13....
10-10-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By Fahrenheit531

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It's about the most elegant storage solution I've found, and does...
10-09-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 847
Posted By Fahrenheit531

This. Also the Brooks microfiber feels...

This.

Also the Brooks microfiber feels artificial, while Fizik is more like authentic supple leather.
10-08-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 58,673
Views: 8,599,840
Posted By Fahrenheit531

$100 Schwinn Circuit ...

$100 Schwinn Circuit (https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/bik/d/avondale-schwinn/7209956176.html)in PHX area.
...
10-04-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,250
Posted By Fahrenheit531

It has happened on occasion. What did I do? I...

It has happened on occasion.
What did I do? I didn't ride.
10-03-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,173
Posted By Fahrenheit531

When passing someone going nearly the same speed...

When passing someone going nearly the same speed I used to grab their wheel for a short time and get that little breather; now I tend not to. Other than that I've just been giving everyone a little...
10-03-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,717
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I call them terminators.

I call them terminators.
10-03-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,691
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Thread complete in a single post. Impressive.

Thread complete in a single post. Impressive.
10-02-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By Fahrenheit531

More useful than any chain lube opinion I might...

More useful than any chain lube opinion I might offer:

The bikeforums search function has been hilariously broken forever. Best way to search something around here is via Google with bikeforums...
10-02-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19,770
Views: 3,241,166
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I appreciate your doing the googles and all, but...

I appreciate your doing the googles and all, but I don't think we're talking about the same Canyon sir.
Vertical Canyon 21 speed Road bike $3000retail FreeDelivery - $500 (Tucson)56cFrame Vertical...
10-02-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 930
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Assuming all three are within your sizing limits...

Assuming all three are within your sizing limits -- and I get the impression you know your stuff -- the pink one is in the middle of that range as well. No-brainer here. Pink Colnago for the win.
10-01-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I really...

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I really like that stem on this build. It very much fits with the gravel/all-terrain vibe.
09-28-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 935
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Like finally getting to the center of an unbitten...

Like finally getting to the center of an unbitten Tootsie Roll Pop.
Enjoy! :thumb:
09-28-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 740
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I've gotta agree with merziac. You don't wanna...

I've gotta agree with merziac. You don't wanna be changing anything there. It's your bike and all, and I understand the desire to improve on things (oh man, do believe I understand that) but this is...
09-27-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 740
Posted By Fahrenheit531

p15-9

p15-9
09-26-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14,070
Views: 3,039,283
Posted By Fahrenheit531

There's also a Crane RD in there...

There's also a Crane RD in there...
09-25-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,166
Posted By Fahrenheit531

"Hello? Shop where I dropped several grand on a...

"Hello? Shop where I dropped several grand on a slick new racing bike? I've got this sound I need you to sort out."

[EDIT: HA! You did that two posts ago. Well done, and good on your bike shop for...
09-24-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,224
Posted By Fahrenheit531

While they were very similar in terms of overall...

While they were very similar in terms of overall quality, the real difference for me was (is) the late 70s Japanese components vs early/mid-70s Campy... turns out I very much prefer the former, both...
09-24-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,224
Posted By Fahrenheit531

When it came time to choose I sold the '71...

When it came time to choose I sold the '71 Paramount and kept my Volare. It wasn't an especially difficult decision, either.
...
09-22-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,399
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Almost as interesting as the changes in the...

Almost as interesting as the changes in the components themselves: the evolution of the logo.
09-21-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,399
Posted By Fahrenheit531

HAHAHAHA It's like they heard me. ...

HAHAHAHA It's like they heard me.

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

...but I'm gonna say it was cooler in Japanese.
09-20-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 527
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I sing, talk to myself, offer enthusiastic good...

I sing, talk to myself, offer enthusiastic good mornings to pedestrians... just having a goofy-ass good time as a general rule.

The wackiest bit (which now happens with some regularity) is when...
09-19-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,505
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Raleigh Sports in black.

Raleigh Sports in black.
09-18-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,313
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I'm pretty odd.

I'm pretty odd.
09-18-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Thread just got exciting.

Thread just got exciting.
09-16-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 58,673
Views: 8,599,840
Posted By Fahrenheit531

A very nice A-D Vent Noir. ...

A very nice A-D Vent Noir. (https://tucson.craigslist.org/bik/d/tucson-austro-daimler-vent-noir/7196026000.html)
$800, but if you've gotta have one...
...
09-16-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,328
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Pretty sure that was their point.

Pretty sure that was their point.
09-16-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,328
Posted By Fahrenheit531

If you take high-end bike prices from old...

If you take high-end bike prices from old catalogs and stick 'em into an inflation calculator you'll find relative pricing is unchanged. FWIW.

Personally, mine are always used, usually old, and...
09-15-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Fahrenheit531

The quest to find a strange tick-tick-tick or...

The quest to find a strange tick-tick-tick or creak or whatever has driven more than one cyclist to madness. A bicycle frame is great for transmitting sound and what you think is a sound from this...
09-15-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 816
Posted By Fahrenheit531

As mentioned above, use the tire pressure chart...

As mentioned above, use the tire pressure chart with your weight, tire size, etc to get a good starting point. Then slight adjustments to suit your comfort. For me this works out to 55/50psi...
09-05-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,330
Posted By Fahrenheit531

The word actually appeared in a Bloom County...

The word actually appeared in a Bloom County comic in the mid-80s, probably spoken by Opus. A fine word that has existed for me ever since, but Berkeley Breathed gets credit for its creation.
09-05-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,330
Posted By Fahrenheit531

He posted a generally irritating ad that you...

He posted a generally irritating ad that you didn't even know existed until someone else got all offended and brought it here.
You insulted him directly and wasted his time.

Turnabout is fair...
09-05-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,330
Posted By Fahrenheit531

"You're a troll!" "No, YOU'RE a troll!" ...

"You're a troll!"
"No, YOU'RE a troll!"
"You're on bikeforums now to show what a jerk you are nyaaaah!"
"No YOU'RE a jerk! Double nyaaah!"

Really? Just skip the ebay post and get on with your...
08-26-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 941
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Shape of chamois is different for sure (think...

Shape of chamois is different for sure (think women's vs men's saddle). I'm sure they're cut differently as well, though how that would impact fit would largely depend on your body type. But hey, if...
08-25-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,256
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I would like to formally distance myself from the...

I would like to formally distance myself from the second "we" in the post above. (Highlight added for clarity.)
08-25-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,256
Posted By Fahrenheit531

What's a bike?

What's a bike?
08-25-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,549
Posted By Fahrenheit531

A measured, in-depth response by a quality...

A measured, in-depth response by a quality presenter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zBUxmFZv4Q
08-25-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,976
Posted By Fahrenheit531

The two-bolt Campy seatpost. :lol:

The two-bolt Campy seatpost. :lol:
08-21-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,754
Posted By Fahrenheit531

The Component Everyone Loves (Except You)

Ever tried a component that was supposed to be The Best Thing Ever, according to pretty much everyone who used it, only to find out it wasn't your thing? Let's celebrate some awesome-not-awesome.
...
08-21-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,585
Posted By Fahrenheit531

That's three! :lol:

That's three! :lol:
08-19-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 839
Posted By Fahrenheit531

It's your bike. Do what you will. But I...

It's your bike. Do what you will.

But I certainly wouldn't. :lol:
08-16-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,755
Posted By Fahrenheit531

When it came time to choose between them I sold...

When it came time to choose between them I sold my Chicago-built Paramount and kept my Panasonic-built Volare. Not necessarily the same species as the mid/late 80s models, though I've had a couple of...
08-14-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 58,673
Views: 8,599,840
Posted By Fahrenheit531

$150 Ironman Expert...

$150 Ironman Expert (https://tucson.craigslist.org/bik/d/tucson-vintage-dave-scott-centurion/7158161897.html)
...
08-10-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I'd donate. Likely hi-ten steel. Cool color, but...

I'd donate. Likely hi-ten steel. Cool color, but I'd spend my overhaul time, effort, and money elsewhere.
08-08-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 33,189
Posted By Fahrenheit531

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1978 Schwinn Volare. Catalog lists the color as Scarlet, and the tubing as...
08-08-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,332
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Ummm, yeah. If and when that happens I'll be...

Ummm, yeah. If and when that happens I'll be wearing a perfectly functional Garneau X-Lite Pro. Maybe you missed that part.


Every once in a while they still get me. I recently went in for that...
07-31-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 684
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Five seven five is Syllables, not words. So...

Five seven five is
Syllables, not words. So close.
Thanks for the funny.
:bike2:
07-31-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 684
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Choose this for beauty, That for speed, each...

Choose this for beauty,
That for speed, each fine detail
Says this one is mine.
07-04-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,760
Posted By Fahrenheit531

The most stylish road bike is almost certainly...

The most stylish road bike is almost certainly equipped with these:

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...
06-01-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 58,673
Views: 8,599,840
Posted By Fahrenheit531

'85 Schwinn Peloton...

'85 Schwinn Peloton (https://tucson.craigslist.org/bik/d/catalina-vintage-schwinn-peloton/7133642421.html) with a barely-ridden Superbe Pro group. $449
...
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