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Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2,919
Views: 786,761
Posted By cat0020

It's a Litespeed Ultimate, short...

It's a Litespeed Ultimate, short chainstays/wheelbase, quick steering, race bike, stiffer than most other Litespeed models.. Yours looks like an early 90's model.
My 2001 Ultimate was purchased...
Forum: Foo
09-13-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,192
Posted By cat0020

Picked up another SV for $600 cash. 01...

Picked up another SV for $600 cash.

01 model, under 8k miles, less than 30 miles ridden in the last 7 years, have been sitting in the last 2 years.
Inside the tank looks like no rust.
Will need...
Forum: Foo
08-20-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7,970
Views: 1,471,173
Posted By cat0020

200hp, 600kg https://youtu.be/UKvZe4XVQ9g

200hp, 600kg
https://youtu.be/UKvZe4XVQ9g
07-23-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,637
Posted By cat0020

Personally, the birthday ride is not just another...

Personally, the birthday ride is not just another ride, another day off from work.
While on the ride in my solitude, I reflect the year gone by, try to remember the important moments in the year,...
Forum: Foo
07-13-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7,970
Views: 1,471,173
Posted By cat0020

Saw this for sale locally: 1929 on the plate. ...

Saw this for sale locally: 1929 on the plate.
https://i.imgur.com/2zIqZmI.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/aUDLOUc.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/LMpRenG.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/EzjPezz.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-03-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,484
Posted By cat0020

I have been commuting on a $125 Sundeal folding...

I have been commuting on a $125 Sundeal folding bike since AUG 2019, until COVID started back in MARCH.
I take it onto NJ PATH train & NYC subway system, ride it from Coney Isl. to WTC in the warm...
Forum: Foo
06-14-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7,970
Views: 1,471,173
Posted By cat0020

I always wanted one of these instead of the Z4.. ...

I always wanted one of these instead of the Z4..
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x851/dsc_0004_8ce66633c392812050b0b869ae97d383092f0c42.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,291
Posted By cat0020

Had a first test ride on the cheap Chinese TT...

Had a first test ride on the cheap Chinese TT bike build with Xshifter...
https://i.imgur.com/eWFMvEO.jpg
Remote wireless shifting works great, I really wanted to fit the cable pull unit inside the...
06-12-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,593
Posted By cat0020

Thumbs up Tora Harris is definitely a trip, he was THE top...

Tora Harris is definitely a trip, he was THE top high jumper for USA for quite a few years.
After I placed my order for the Scorpion back in SEP 2019, I received notifications on update from Tora on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2,919
Views: 786,761
Posted By cat0020

Windy days.. social distance/isolation ride with...

Windy days.. social distance/isolation ride with skechy wheels:

https://i.imgur.com/hjcurC0.jpg
04-15-20, 02:50 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 46,490
Posted By cat0020

Different kind of riding, no filter, no...

Different kind of riding, no filter, no photoshop, just natural lighting with my +10 y-o $35 camera:

https://i.imgur.com/CKD8cxh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/DeQMVBO.jpg
03-15-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,578
Posted By cat0020

I bought a cheap eBay ebike for my father-in-law...

I bought a cheap eBay ebike for my father-in-law for under $1200 shipped in 2018.
It’s nothing fancy, 7-speed, step-thru, folding frame, fat tire, front suspension, 500w motor, 48v battery.
It gets...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,291
Posted By cat0020

Chinese Cervelo S5 copy.. replacement frameset...

Chinese Cervelo S5 copy.. replacement frameset from eBay seller that shipped me the wrong size frame back in 2018.

Frame, fork, seatpost, headset, bottom bracket all came as a package, I think I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,291
Posted By cat0020

Completed the build from 2018, took it out for...

Completed the build from 2018, took it out for its first ride for 15 miles in near freezing temperature & 15 mph wind.
It feels much lighter than my other Chinese carbon aero frame.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,893
Posted By cat0020

That's not what you said initially. 14k...

That's not what you said initially.

14k miles in a year, that's over 38 miles per day every single day.
Just about 2 hours of saddle time every single day, 365 days at 20 mph average.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,893
Posted By cat0020

8 years, 100k miles.. that's average 34+ miles a...

8 years, 100k miles.. that's average 34+ miles a day, every single day...
at least 1.5 hours on the bike every single day if you average 20 mph..
2+ hours if you average 17 mph.
300k miles at 20...
Forum: Recumbent
02-15-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,635
Posted By cat0020

I have been riding recumbents since 2006, I have...

I have been riding recumbents since 2006, I have been commuting with bicycles in NYC metro since 2014.
IMO, recumbents are not well suited for commuting that involve bumper-to-bumper traffic...
02-15-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By cat0020

There are options available on eBay. Replacement...

There are options available on eBay. Replacement suspension fork with 1”steertube & disc brake mount should be under $80.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/233217017018
02-13-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,223
Posted By cat0020

Not a classic, but I bought this for less than...

Not a classic, but I bought this for less than $450 delivered to my driveway.

Looking forward to putting it to work in NYC metro, maybe fit an electric motor when I wear out the rear wheel.
...
02-09-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,138
Views: 436,184
Posted By cat0020

Bought this for less than $450 delivered to my...

Bought this for less than $450 delivered to my driveway.

Looking forward to putting it to work in NYC metro, maybe fit an electric motor when I wear out the rear wheel.
...
02-09-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,236
Posted By cat0020

Cool Cheap eBay cargo bike purchase

Bought this for less than $450 delivered to my driveway.
Looking forward to putting it to work in NYC metro, maybe fit an electric motor when I wear out the rear wheel. ...
02-09-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 911,291
Posted By cat0020

New commuter for my 2020 season.. purchased with...

New commuter for my 2020 season.. purchased with eBay rebate for under $800 shipped to my house.

https://i.imgur.com/DTqwolT.jpg

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Forum: Foo
01-20-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7,970
Views: 1,471,173
Posted By cat0020

Seems this thread is turning into a general car...

Seems this thread is turning into a general car thread...

https://youtu.be/D57GWhSBQYY
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,546
Posted By cat0020

Brakes, who needs them; they only slow you down. ...

Brakes, who needs them; they only slow you down.

Honestly, rim brakes disc brakes... as long as you have enough to slow you down and not crash into things... either one is fine.
Forum: Foo
11-25-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7,970
Views: 1,471,173
Posted By cat0020

https://i.imgur.com/nxVxSZX.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/nxVxSZX.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-05-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 22,819
Posted By cat0020

So I've been riding my $125 eBay purchase Sundeal...

So I've been riding my $125 eBay purchase Sundeal F2, 8-speed, folding bike with disc brakes for the last 7 months.
My commute on it 4 times a week is approx. 6 miles one-way, which include going...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,287
Posted By cat0020

So I've been riding my $125 eBay purchase Sundeal...

So I've been riding my $125 eBay purchase Sundeal F2, 8-speed, folding bike with disc brakes for the last 7 months.
My commute on it 4 times a week is approx. 6 miles one-way, which include going...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,616
Posted By cat0020

I have worked in the bicycle industry since 1992,...

I have worked in the bicycle industry since 1992, I have redden just about all the frame materials bicycles available, and I been riding titanium since 1996.
Currently, I have different steel bikes,...
Forum: Recumbent
10-13-19, 03:26 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,214
Posted By cat0020

I bought two Vision R40s from my local Craigslist...

I bought two Vision R40s from my local Craigslist ads, and another one from eBay listing, but seller is also within 45 miles.

There are more and more listings on eBay for recumbents, but shipping...
Forum: Foo
10-12-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,192
Posted By cat0020

Picked up this one today, nearly stock 2000...

Picked up this one today, nearly stock 2000 SV650S, minor body work scratches,
needs carb sync, oil/filter/coolant/brake fluid change, 17k miles.
$1250 cash.

https://i.imgur.com/WNlu2S6.jpg
...
Forum: Recumbent
10-02-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,214
Posted By cat0020

For most motorists, (drivers); bicycles and...

For most motorists, (drivers); bicycles and motorcycles are just toys, don't belong on public roads, roads are for cars.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 30,823
Posted By cat0020

AFAIK, the identifiable pro Blade frames are in...

AFAIK, the identifiable pro Blade frames are in 700c wheels, front & rear.
Mass production Blade frames were 650 wheels front & rear.
In 1994, Steve Hegg had the one-off Blade that had 650 front &...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 30,823
Posted By cat0020

AFAIK, the original Litespeed Blade production...

AFAIK, the original Litespeed Blade production were for the LA Sherriff domestic racing team back in 1992.
That was the only pro team that I know that rode titanium road race frame supplied by a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 30,823
Posted By cat0020

I have worked in the bicycle industry since 1992,...

I have worked in the bicycle industry since 1992, I have had opportunity to ride or own just about any other frame material for bicycle frames.
I currently have bikes that are carbon, steel,...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,016
Posted By cat0020

My NYC metro commuter for the last 10 months.....

My NYC metro commuter for the last 10 months.. $140 Sundeal folding bike w/disc brakes.
https://i.imgur.com/LN9rgQ5.jpg
07-20-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,637
Posted By cat0020

45th birthday, 45 miles pedaled.. Started...

45th birthday, 45 miles pedaled..
Started around 5:20 AM to beat the heat, neighbor's two feline friends came over to send me off:
https://i.imgur.com/B9jR4LQ.jpg

Sunrise just above the trees:...
Forum: Recumbent
07-16-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,045
Posted By cat0020

Depending on the type of hills and how you climb...

Depending on the type of hills and how you climb on your current road bike, likely that your speed average will take a hit regardless which recumbent you try, until you get used and build up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2,919
Views: 786,761
Posted By cat0020

My Tres Amigos: https://i.imgur.com/GtqZ0cU.jpg

My Tres Amigos:
https://i.imgur.com/GtqZ0cU.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,919
Views: 786,761
Posted By cat0020

Sometimes new B/B & crankset can throw off the...

Sometimes new B/B & crankset can throw off the pedal placement, using B/B spacers to move the spindle towards direction that you have chainstay rub can remedy that effect.
06-21-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,858
Posted By cat0020

Last year, I bought my 80 year old father in-law...

Last year, I bought my 80 year old father in-law a step-thru Chinese ebike from eBay.
$1299 USD delivered to my door, I assembled it myself.
750w, 48v 14AH battery. ...
12-03-18, 10:17 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 911,291
Posted By cat0020

Cool After the ordeal with bent fork, derailleur...

After the ordeal with bent fork, derailleur hanger during shipping. I fixed both issues with my extensive spare parts collection in my basement.
I took the ebike out for a 18 miles ride on SAT when...
10-30-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 911,291
Posted By cat0020

I'm getting an electric bike for my father-in-law...

I'm getting an electric bike for my father-in-law who's been wanting something that's easy to step over and take up minimal space in their house/garage.
His typical ride for them would be trips to...
07-20-17, 07:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,637
Posted By cat0020

Birthday rides

Anyone else ride the same mileage as their age on their birthday?

Since age of 15, I've been pedaling the same mileage as my age on my birthday.
The last decade or so, I ride the route that I...
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