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10-23-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 639
Posted By billridesbikes

Add a little vinegar and dash of salt and you'll...

Add a little vinegar and dash of salt and you'll forget about the bad taste of the water.... haha
10-23-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 932
Posted By Tomm Willians

The gf with hers, yes that grin is always on her...

The gf with hers, yes that grin is always on her face. Somewhere between sweet and overboard sarcastic....
10-23-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 932
Posted By bikingshearer

You Liar. They don't even begin to match. Hers is...

You Liar. They don't even begin to match. Hers is running Shimano and yours is running Campy. She has yellow graphics on the fork, you have white. Her seat/bar tape combo is blue & blue, yours is...
10-23-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 932
Posted By ascherer

Halloween 2019, I spy a stunning frame on a list....

Halloween 2019, I spy a stunning frame on a list. I think, I don't really need it, but it's a rare bird and it's so beautiful...

Me: "Honey, I'm looking at a really nice bike frame. It's just...
10-23-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 932
Posted By Tomm Willians

Yes she did ! Here’s this mornings pic of both of...

Yes she did ! Here’s this mornings pic of both of them. Hers is on top....
10-22-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 932
Posted By krakhaus

Sweet ride, sounds like a cool fiance too. My...

Sweet ride, sounds like a cool fiance too. My wife has a bike that she's never ridden. I don't mind that she doesn't ride with me, we both work from home, so getting out on a ride is my only real...
10-22-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 932
Posted By Tomm Willians

She leaves me stunned....

My gf has a ‘97 Colnago Dream Mapei that is her pride and joy. Last night she found the same bike in my size and insisted on buying it as “we need matching Colnagos”
Tonight we are sitting in a...
Forum: Foo
10-15-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 282,144
Posted By RubeRad

I'm starting to look at used G-Shocks on ebay,...

I'm starting to look at used G-Shocks on ebay, see if I can pick one up at an underbid auction. I'm interested in ones with analog hands, like your red one up there (but not so red)
Forum: Foo
10-15-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 282,144
Posted By RubeRad

So is the G-Shock the only range of digital...

So is the G-Shock the only range of digital watches that has any cred in the watch nerd community? Is there anything else? Timex Ironman maybe? Or is the digital watch aficionado market clobbered by...
10-14-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By jdawginsc

BB is definitely British thread, and great...

BB is definitely British thread, and great suggestion to check. Checks out at 22.2. Which makes this French frame somewhat make sense since even Peugeot had gone standard by then?
Forum: Foo
10-14-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 282,144
Posted By Reynolds

Easy to read, good lume and solar powered: ...

Easy to read, good lume and solar powered:

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10-14-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,991
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I want a new Alpha 7 Velomobile in a bad way....

I want a new Alpha 7 Velomobile in a bad way. Can't afford one, and I'm happy with my Strada, but damn those things are nice looking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWM-3St6YAY
10-14-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,991
Posted By vespasianus

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10-10-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By MiloFrance

It's a 57cm, stamped on the BB

It's a 57cm, stamped on the BB
10-09-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By MiloFrance

He wouldn't say. Wouldn't have been correct for...

He wouldn't say. Wouldn't have been correct for me to pin him down with a price when I'm not interested. If it's someone's hearts desiire I can always pass a message on...
10-03-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 726
Posted By rustystrings61

That bike you keep thinking you should dispose of - until you ride it again ....

I bought this old bike for reasons that elude me, then finally discovered it is a c.1974 Allegro no.76 Schweizermeister that originally was in the budget, no pix in the catalog grade C format with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By WhyFi

I have some aero handlebars (Easton EC70) and I...

I have some aero handlebars (Easton EC70) and I love 'em - they're a clean, kick-ass look and I find the flat tops to be comfortable, even bare-handed (it's a position that I use quite a bit when...
10-02-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 913
Posted By epnnf

Update: Success! Got it off. I put my right...

Update: Success! Got it off. I put my right foot on the pedal & reached way down w/my right arm for the pipe extension thing I put on the allen hex. It went 'pop' when it broke loose. I thought...
10-01-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By cxwrench

First, 30k is not 5mi...it's 18. Lube your...

First, 30k is not 5mi...it's 18.
Lube your chain when it needs it. You'll know...probably 100ish with dry lube, maybe 2 or 3 times that w/ wet lube...if your dry lube means thin and wet is thick....
10-01-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 913
Posted By cxwrench

Are you saying your local shop would make you...

Are you saying your local shop would make you wait 2 weeks to remove a pedal? That's crazy...call them and ask. We've been 1-3 weeks backed up for ages and still do tons of while-you-wait things for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,378
Posted By deacon mark

I have a very nice Wilier I bought in January...

I have a very nice Wilier I bought in January 2014. It rides great and still has the threaded bottom bracket which is why I bought it. After that year they went to press fits. Then I bought my...
Forum: Foo
09-28-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,342
Posted By bikecrate

Yeah, food okay. Trophy hunting I don't get. ...

Yeah, food okay. Trophy hunting I don't get. Especially big game hunters who go overseas to kill rare animals. As far as local hunters go, when in season, they park their trucks up and down the...
09-24-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By rccardr

From 86 to 92 Cannondale used two different...

From 86 to 92 Cannondale used two different serial systems. Your frame appears to have used the second system:
Single digit spacing (0= 120 or 130, 5= 135, 6= 126)
Double digit frame size in mm for...
09-23-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,455
Posted By mack_turtle

steel bikes are pretty trendy right now from my...

steel bikes are pretty trendy right now from my vantage point.
09-22-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 888
Posted By DorkDisk

I like the Maxxis DTH...

I like the Maxxis DTH (https://www.maxxis.com/catalog/tire-320-137-dth) for street use and "dirty roads"
...
Replies: 53
Views: 2,500
Posted By tpadul

Wow that must have been a very large bike shop to...

Wow that must have been a very large bike shop to have that many complete bikes and they have all been sitting in the shop for over 15 years? Holy Cow!! I hope you eventually share photos and posts...
09-21-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By plodderslusk

Can you say no to a 50 $ De Rosa

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Very very bad flaking paint but nice chrome. Indexing headset and weird...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By topflightpro

The theory is that for your helmet to work...

The theory is that for your helmet to work properly, it must first fit properly, and if there is something between your helmet straps and your head, then it is not fit properly.
09-19-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 621
Posted By genejockey

I have 4 road bikes, each of which has its own...

I have 4 road bikes, each of which has its own particular flavor, from 30 year old Italian steel with 15 year old Campy kit to brand new carbon fiber with 105 and disc brakes. I ride whichever one I...
09-19-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 621
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Ideal number of bikes

I think I've determined what I'd want:

- one regular bike
- one touring bike
- one rain/winter bike

What do you think?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By mpath

Cinelli Pressure sizing

I'm looking at the new Cinelli Pressure. Fit-wise I'm dialed in to current Look 695 size XS, but the geometry falls in between the Cinelli's XS and S in stack, reach, top tube, head tube, etc by ~5...
09-16-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,025
Posted By madpogue

We should start a pool, see who can pick the date...

We should start a pool, see who can pick the date when they stick a brass bell on an old Firenze and "artfullly feature" it for a grand or two.
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 393
Posted By noisebeam

The observation has been duplicated and those...

The observation has been duplicated and those involved are confident it is a real signal. The unknown is where it is from and the known chem and mechanical processes have so far been ruled out.
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 393
Posted By noisebeam

Also unlikely a rouge microbe we accidentally...

Also unlikely a rouge microbe we accidentally sent there could have found a home in 90% sulfuric acid.
09-12-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,164
Posted By wooljersey

It's just a bike!

It's just a bike. In fact it's just the latest in a long line of bikes I have owned and while this one is the most technologically advanced (titanium frame, S&S couplers, electronic shifting, 1x12...
09-12-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,367
Posted By cb400bill

Over time, metals like an aluminum seatpost and a...

Over time, metals like an aluminum seatpost and a steel seat tube can fuse through oxidation or bind through friction. Simply applying a coat of grease between the two provides a barrier against...
09-10-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,167
Posted By Phil_gretz

I Did It Last Summer...

I purchased the Chinese frame from a friend for $180 (I think). Ultegra R8000 throughout. Wheelset is DT Swiss 240s laced to carbon 50s. I think that my total was $1800. It weighs 17 pounds and rides...
09-10-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,167
Posted By genejockey

Building up your own bike can be very rewarding. ...

Building up your own bike can be very rewarding. When you're done, it's more "yours" than any other bike you'll ever own!

There are plenty of used frames on Ebay. The key is knowing what size...
Forum: Touring
09-09-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,235
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I have taped my one of my bikes a few days ago...

I have taped my one of my bikes a few days ago and this time I matched the tire sidewalls :-)
...
09-05-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,127
Posted By rosefarts

You can really tell the geography of the posters...

You can really tell the geography of the posters here. In Colorado, a flat century like Elephant Rock still has close to 5000'. In other parts of the world, that's a hilly day.

I'm "lucky" I can...
09-05-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 450
Posted By Skulking

I'd try split washers before going to Loctite.

I'd try split washers before going to Loctite.
09-05-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,127
Posted By rosefarts

The Triple Bypass is nearly 11,000 in 120 miles....

The Triple Bypass is nearly 11,000 in 120 miles. It certainly feels like a bike day.

I have a lot of shorter local rides that have a lot more climbing per mile but are only about half that...
09-04-20, 01:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,680
Posted By SurferRosa

Yeah, don't stand the frame upside-down with...

Yeah, don't stand the frame upside-down with cabled-up non aeros.

I sold a bike to a high-strung, young guy a long time ago that wanted to show me a noise a month or so later. He rode, racing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 167,127
Posted By illdrag0n

Swapped stem from +8 degree to 0 degree with...

Swapped stem from +8 degree to 0 degree with extra 10mm spacer.

Saddle swapped for a Fizik Antares aswell.

Improvement on my photo above?

https://i.imgur.com/Gy6yH8W.png
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By zatopek

If you are here to find validation and...

If you are here to find validation and encouragement to purchase that Oltre, I’ll bite. Buy it. Ride it. Give us a ride report and post pics.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By tankist

If you can afford it - why not? Life is too short...

If you can afford it - why not? Life is too short to deprive yourself of little pleasures.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By cityrider323

Bianchi Oltre worth it?

Have the chance to land a 2017 Oltre “Nero” di2 for $2500. Looks to be in perfect condition with Ultegra components AND has a set of Zipp 404’s on it. Im just recently getting more into riding...
08-23-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By shelbyfv

I've been on more than one ride where someone...

I've been on more than one ride where someone flatted and had a spare tube with a too short valve. I don't know how this could happen but it does.:foo: Carry the long valve as your spare and someday...
08-23-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By GlennR

Too long is better than too short.

Too long is better than too short.
Forum: Foo
08-22-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 282,144
Posted By Rocket-Sauce

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