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10-15-19, 02:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By cpach

If you bought a genuinely inappropriate bike for...

If you bought a genuinely inappropriate bike for your terrain or poor fitting, or you realize you bought something way too cheap, that's one thing, but it'd honestly be hard to have an informed...
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 252,526
Posted By Nachoman

I'm kind of looking for another watch to add to...

I'm kind of looking for another watch to add to the stable.
Sort of an N +1 type mentality.
10-10-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 739
Posted By slow_runner

Here is the thing with levels, especially the...

Here is the thing with levels, especially the garden non-calibrated variety, they are often 'out'. Hook and others will be aware of what I am speaking. A long base level will give a more accurate...
10-10-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 739
Posted By thook

no need to be snarky. i've built alot of walls....

no need to be snarky. i've built alot of walls. so, yeah, the floor, the carpeting thickness, the tire pressure and/or actual size, actual level of foundation even. and, a small tiny level like that...
10-10-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 739
Posted By madpogue

To my eye, the horn (front) of the saddle is too...

To my eye, the horn (front) of the saddle is too low. There's plenty of room for personal preference, of course, but look, just as a f'rinstance, at non-fixie 's pic in post # 8.

And yes,...
10-10-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 739
Posted By due ruote

Speaking of level, I would suggest that the...

Speaking of level, I would suggest that the handlebar woes you mentioned on the other thread may have a lot to do with your saddle angle. I would level that out and ride some more before going nuts...
10-10-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 739
Posted By roadbikeChris

The floor on which I had the bike when checking...

The floor on which I had the bike when checking level, is level.
10-10-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 739
Posted By roadbikeChris

Visual confirmation via level. I say tire as...

Visual confirmation via level. I say tire as well.
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10-06-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,134
Posted By Kent T

A steel late model Colnago.

A steel late model Colnago.
10-06-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 959
Posted By codyB

In my city there are innumerable potholes, or...

In my city there are innumerable potholes, or strange bumps, some lines of potholes that span the whole street. Often when a car is passing me I will come up one a pothole that, were the car not...
10-06-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By francophile

It depends. If there's something so totally...

It depends. If there's something so totally off-base I'll point it out. Normally it's in cases where the seller either doesn't know what they have and thus it's priced even lower than...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,197
Posted By Boxkite

I'm 86 inseam, 5'10" (used to be 5'11.5"......

I'm 86 inseam, 5'10" (used to be 5'11.5"... shrinking with age at 62), 11.4 stone (target is old race weight of 10.6 stone). I can ride c-c 52 to 56 frame easily enough with proper stem and saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,197
Posted By jamesdak

Don't leave out the small time builders. Some...

Don't leave out the small time builders. Some real gems out there if you look. I had this wonderful riding Paletti built up this year. Tempted to go fully modern but went a bit older for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,197
Posted By sumgy

There is little (no) problem adding modern...

There is little (no) problem adding modern components to an older frame.
At worst you are stretching your rear stays by 2mm each side. So maybe your wheel changes will take a few seconds longer....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,197
Posted By SSRI

https://officinabattaglin.com/portofino The...

https://officinabattaglin.com/portofino

The Battaglin portofino really caught my eyes. The cromovelato looks amazing.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By TnTA2

The Litespeed T5 frame set, wheel set, handlebar...

The Litespeed T5 frame set, wheel set, handlebar and stem are all brand new. I'm keeping my Ti forever! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,197
Posted By CliffordK

Pretty much any frame from the 90's, and perhaps...

Pretty much any frame from the 90's, and perhaps the 80's is still very well supported today. The one caveat is Colnago liked Italian threaded bottom brackets... but those are still pretty common....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,197
Posted By LewisFernandes

Swapping Italian carbon for new Italian steel! Help!!

Hi everyone! This is my first post so be gentle!

I thought I’d register on the forum, as my plan to start building a new steel bike will provide lots of opportunities to ask for advice and then...
10-03-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,162
Posted By rydabent

Sadly for a long time I have said if you are so...

Sadly for a long time I have said if you are so deranged you want someone dead, buy them a bike and run over them. In almost all cases you will not get much more than a slap on the wrist!!!!!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By webberjames95

1996 Bianchi Build

Hello, just recently picked up a 1996 Veloce. Lugged, campy goodies, and most importantly celeste.
...
09-26-19, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By headasunder

3 weeks to remove a cap screw next time buy an...

3 weeks to remove a cap screw next time buy an easy out and tackle it yourself or stop by a regular car mechanics or an engineering shop get them to do it while you wait.
Replies: 54
Views: 2,786
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Wow I’m not sure I’d have been able to carry on a...

Wow I’m not sure I’d have been able to carry on a reasonable conversation with the guy after he admitted to that.
09-23-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,653
Posted By scozim

Pretty much all I've done is change the gearing. ...

Pretty much all I've done is change the gearing. I am not a masher due to prior knee problems. Instead I keep a pretty high cadence, often over 100 all the time. I have changed most of my gearing...
09-23-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,563
Posted By sheddle

you build infrastructure to get more people on...

you build infrastructure to get more people on bikes, normalizing it, and also actually enforce laws against endangering non-motorists

it's not like this is a mystery or has never been done in the...
09-23-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,220
Posted By peter_f

I got it from a guy who's girlfriends father used...

I got it from a guy who's girlfriends father used to have a Peugeot dealership in Belgium. When the shop closed down, they were left with a number of unsold bikes. They have been sitting in the guy's...
09-23-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,220
Posted By SB_Greg

Really cool! Id be afraid to ride it.

Really cool! Id be afraid to ride it.
09-22-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By ryansu

+1 on using red orange or yellow for bar tape to...

+1 on using red orange or yellow for bar tape to play off the decals
09-22-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By juvela

----- Trim colours - transfers have...

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Trim colours -

transfers have yellow-orange-red bands

you might wish to consider something in this range for handlebar wrap and cable casing

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09-22-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By cannonride15

Try these folks for decals: globalcycledecals,...

Try these folks for decals: globalcycledecals, very economical and good selection of Peugeot models. Got a full set for my PH10LS for $12.00. They are in U.K.
Crank appears to be spiderless Solida,...
09-21-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By juvela

----- Date confirmation - the cycle's...

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Date confirmation -

the cycle's shift levers and front mech look to be Sachs Huret

the front mech should be marked with a four digit numeral which gives the date

the first two...
09-21-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 283
Posted By Old Fireleg

I'm not an expert, but I know so after the brake...

I'm not an expert, but I know so after the brake disc cleaner, you'll never be able to paint anything. In our neighborhood nightly jealous husbands pour it to car's paint of enthusiastic lovers.
09-21-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 283
Posted By CyclingFool95

No question it's leaving a mess. but it's just...

No question it's leaving a mess. but it's just temporary to protect the base metal. at some point after all the components are off and the paints been removed I'll wipe everything down with acetone...
09-21-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By The Golden Boy

Option 3. Add Superbe levers and brakes. ...

Option 3.

Add Superbe levers and brakes.

Or Gran Compe levers with Superbe brakes.
09-19-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,393
Posted By francophile

This has been eating my ass, and not in an...

This has been eating my ass, and not in an enjoyable kinda way. One of my favorite bikes to ride around right now is (and has been for a while) a titanium Raleigh SP1000. I know that probably sounds...
09-19-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By brooklyn6640

My new Tommasini.

Build complete .Frameset new Columbus Nemo direct from factory at Grosseto Italy
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09-19-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,393
Posted By JaccoW

Period correctness? Not something I worry about...

Period correctness? Not something I worry about at all. While I do try to keep the styling as "classic" as possible I have absolutely no qualms about putting modern components on if they don't spoil...
09-19-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,563
Posted By KraneXL

Yes, you can avoid any danger if he isn't there....

Yes, you can avoid any danger if he isn't there. So by staying home and crawling under your bed you will be safe. For those of us that want to live life and not just be alive, life is not perfect,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,591
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I think this video proves that everyone who rides...

I think this video proves that everyone who rides a carbon fiber bike will die someday.
09-16-19, 02:37 PM
09-16-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,563
Posted By howardv

I almost got doored - yet most drivers blame me. How do we improve car culture?

I recently posted a video where I almost got doored in a non-bike related forum. Every single response blame me. Some say I rode too close to the parked car, so it was my fault. Others say I should...
09-14-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 717
Posted By delbiker1

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Illusion Rootbeer powder coated
I have an Ochsner, steel frame, that...
09-11-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By KenCarlson

Thanks for all the advice everyone. I've decided...

Thanks for all the advice everyone. I've decided to stick with 6700 and I've taken up ridelikeaturtle's offer for his spare he has sitting around. Should be back on the road again soon!

-Ken
Forum: Touring
09-11-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,766
Posted By tmac100

Agree with this. Did a week long self-directed...

Agree with this. Did a week long self-directed tour in early August from Orleans to Tours. Blois and Amboise were places we stopped at. Lots to see... plus, lots of excellent bicycle paths. Enjoy :)
09-10-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,066
Posted By cyccommute

0.2mm can make a huge difference. If the bike...

0.2mm can make a huge difference. If the bike takes a 26.6mm post, a 26.4 will be too sloppy and the 26.8mm will be far too tight. Start with a 26.6mm post but be aware that 26.6mm posts are rather...
09-10-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,579
Posted By Dave Mayer

That's a shame to wreck a decent rim. I prefer...

That's a shame to wreck a decent rim. I prefer the alternative approach...
...
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By Last ride 76

I was about to say, "I don't know about everybody...

I was about to say, "I don't know about everybody else, but...":50: but seems like others feel the same way, so skip that.

Looks great to me, and like it should be fun to ride. Not exactly a rare...
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By Ninetimes

Gorgeous Colnago with the modern group parts....

Gorgeous Colnago with the modern group parts. Have really not seen one completed in the 11 speed, and the choice of the traditional style UT crank set was excellent vs. the more modern 11 speed.
...
09-09-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,457
Posted By jadocs

Finding a bike that fits, made with the material...

Finding a bike that fits, made with the material you desire, essentially new and in pristine condition for a fair price....I'd say you got a great deal.

...and you have plenty of room on that...
09-09-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,457
Posted By Jrasero

Litespeed for 2019 slightly revised the T6 and...

Litespeed for 2019 slightly revised the T6 and renamed it the T5 and that retails for $3525. You still can buy some build kits for the T5 online and the frame and fork go for $1500.

If we take 40%...
09-07-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,570
Posted By Paul Barnard

Don't get a bike that you don't love completely. ...

Don't get a bike that you don't love completely. Keep shopping!
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