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10-23-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 910
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, 12:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 910
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, 09:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 910
Posted By Paul J

Beautiful bike and an awesome story! We were...

Beautiful bike and an awesome story! We were never able to synchronize our riding so bought a tandem. Married 46 years, riding tandem for the last 35. :-)

...
10-22-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 910
Posted By Jeff Wills

My wife and I started riding together a month or...

My wife and I started riding together a month or two after we met. We've been married 28 years and we still ride together whenever we get the chance.

Good luck and happy trails!
10-22-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 910
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...
10-22-20, 01:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,236
Posted By slcbob

I was going to put Dan Martin out there, but the...

I was going to put Dan Martin out there, but the people who don't already would surely think we're both nuts.

I've seen Andrea Bagioli's name put forward and I'm liking what I'm hearing, but I...
10-21-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,109
Posted By gugie

:D Gran(d) Sport(s) trail will probably vary...

:D

Gran(d) Sport(s) trail will probably vary from year to year, fortnight to fortnight, maybe even day of the week. The ones I have are probably around 40mm of trail, so Classtime 's guesstimate...
10-21-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,109
Posted By due ruote

gugie is probably the one to answer that, as he...

gugie is probably the one to answer that, as he owns around half the GS's in the continental US, and has done lots of work on them.
10-20-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,190
Posted By OBoile

How many races has Kuss won this year? Are you...

How many races has Kuss won this year? Are you seriously trying to say he's been better than Pogacar? Or Evenepoel or MVDP who both have multiple wins one of which was a monument? Kuss has been a...
10-20-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,236
Posted By GrainBrain

I thought maybe I'll get wild and go with Morkov,...

I thought maybe I'll get wild and go with Morkov, maybe I'll get some points and he'll get leeway for some of the less mountainous stages. Or he'll end up shepherding Bennett everywhere that's not a...
10-20-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,236
Posted By ooga-booga

yah...nice start to the race. no piddly little...

yah...nice start to the race. no piddly little 7.9km skinsuit-wearing, flattish parcours dodging road furniture by yourself.

this truncated version of the vuelta is going to be brutal
10-19-20, 03:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,109
Posted By oneclick

I had what must have been the same machine to...

I had what must have been the same machine to work on, not as rusty (but rusty) to start with, would up like this, if I had seen your OA post first I would have done that and saved a lot of time..
...
10-16-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,563
Posted By ooga-booga

amd would love to see blbao finish the stage...

amd would love to see blbao finish the stage fourteen tt in a top 5 or so position and wrest the pink jersey from the clutches of joao and team dqs....
likely wishful thinking as usual tho.
10-13-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,563
Posted By one4smoke

slcbob can you please pick Demare for tomorrow's...

slcbob can you please pick Demare for tomorrow's stage too? ;)
10-09-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,563
Posted By ooga-booga

stage eight...picking matthews but i like any of...

stage eight...picking matthews but i like any of the power trio (matthews/ulissi/sagan) to win and maybe a podium sweep for them.

their respective teams are gonna wanna drop démare and his winning...
10-03-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 919
Posted By 3speedslow

I get what you are saying. It’s a threadless bike...

I get what you are saying. It’s a threadless bike so it’s what has to be worked with. This is a endurance bike so the front is usually equal or a little higher then the saddle. Trying to get used to...
10-03-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,096
Posted By noglider

I went to a meeting of a bike club and there were...

I went to a meeting of a bike club and there were speakers there from one of the local randonneurs' groups. I learned that the average age of someone in the sport is 51. That should give hope to a...
10-03-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 981
Posted By cudak888

Super easy. There are sellers on eBay offering...

Super easy. There are sellers on eBay offering 1'x1' sections (and if you can't find 651, the thinner 751 will work). Order gloss black, Light Red, and Signal Yellow. Cut into roughly 6" long strips;...
10-02-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 919
Posted By Classtime

Nothing wrong with Tange. I have more Tange miles...

Nothing wrong with Tange. I have more Tange miles over the last couple years than any other tubing. But, if I had 2k to spend on a retro brifter Colnago, it would not be Tange. Yes Label. No big deal.
10-02-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,096
Posted By johnbobey

That's a very practical option, but I fear that...

That's a very practical option, but I fear that after having spoken to gugie I'm even more committed to seeing this through on vintage steel. I'm getting something like the Miyata 1000 to ride now (a...
10-02-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 919
Posted By Mr. 66

Of the three, I like the pink Colnago. I...

Of the three, I like the pink Colnago.

I think a mid nineties Miyata would also float your boat, run a little less for price. Basso made some nice stuff.

Lots of choices. :)
10-02-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,431
Posted By rustystrings61

It occurred to me that it would be good to show...

It occurred to me that it would be good to show the bike in its current state - as built up and ridden in the 2020 Clunker Challenge 100 No. 6 Covid edition -
...
10-01-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,096
Posted By Andy_K

To me, "rando dream" and "turn key" don't usually...

To me, "rando dream" and "turn key" don't usually go together, especially for vintage bikes. It kind of depends on what your rando dream is. To me, it starts with a bike that's comfortable, relaxed...
10-01-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By Iride01

There is really only one time I can think of that...

There is really only one time I can think of that Ineos as Sky animated the race and created some excitement. Don't remember the stage or year of the TdF, but it was when there were some heavy cross...
09-24-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,197
Posted By thinktubes

Tri-color/half-moon cage ...

Tri-color/half-moon cage

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/C9MAAOSw4kheKaUu/s-l400.jpg
09-24-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,197
Posted By iab

So smooth. And does not induce hangovers. ...

So smooth. And does not induce hangovers.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x1200/teqla_cla2_45274b4644dfd50fa3602243304dd19624532d4d.jpg
09-23-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,190
Posted By canklecat

This TdF showed there's so much young talent the...

This TdF showed there's so much young talent the future of the grand tours is in good hands... legs.

I really expected this TdF to be disappointing but instead it got better with each stage.
...
09-22-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,559
Posted By TLaurent

Fifteen years and two days ago, my uncle Joe...

Fifteen years and two days ago, my uncle Joe jotog started this post. Sadly, he passed away this most recent 4th of July and we miss him dearly. I visited him a week before and we talked about bikes...
09-21-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 871
Posted By Marcus_Ti

If they were doping....given their results, they...

If they were doping....given their results, they did a pretty terrible job.
09-21-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,190
Posted By PJay120

Looking back at TDF 2020: maybe putting a lot of...

Looking back at TDF 2020: maybe putting a lot of focus on a young guy is not so bad, but you have to pick the right young guy!

Hopefully, Bernal just had a relatively bad day, or month for TDF.
...
09-21-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,547
Posted By MinnMan

Having started this thread, I find all of your...

Having started this thread, I find all of your opinions interesting (really). I don't know what the truth is, but I see both sides of the argument.

We all hope Pogacar is clean, but some of us...
09-21-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,547
Posted By GrainBrain

I read Tadej's biography that cycling news had....

I read Tadej's biography that cycling news had. His performance isn't as hard to believe when he was riding at a pretty high level since he was 9. He's only 22 now, no major injuries or pressure of...
09-19-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By vane171

Not sure on this point (triathlon being...

Not sure on this point (triathlon being individual, not team sport (even if triathlon racers likely are part of a team, just not racing as a team), probably you have an argument there.

Thanks for...
09-19-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By slcbob

Since you didn't get to see it, allow me to...

Since you didn't get to see it, allow me to elaborate for you.

It was totally before the line, absolutely everything that you describe and despise, and I thought it was epic and absolutely...
09-17-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By ooga-booga

good for kwiatkowski. nice to see him pull off an...

good for kwiatkowski. nice to see him pull off an unexpected win. was thinking stage 19 would be more to his liking and a heckuva day out for carapaz.

sagan needs to win the sprint and the stage...
09-15-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,786
Posted By work4bike

I thought Chris Horner gave a very plausible...

I thought Chris Horner gave a very plausible reason for Ineos' rough tour this year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgE_o4TkpJY
09-13-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 828
Posted By jjhabbs

So far I've been hanging out there a bit and find...

So far I've been hanging out there a bit and find that most are adults. I'm probably the poorest guy there and nobody has sized me up or anything stupid. If you dont like a little party here or there...
09-11-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By slcbob

One of my new favorite cycling quotes, attributed...

One of my new favorite cycling quotes, attributed to Ahlaphilippe by Ant & Simon: "I thought I had a problem with my gears, but then I realized it was just my legs." Or something thereabouts.

Juju...
09-09-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By ooga-booga

1. yes but he's been close to the proceedings. ...

1. yes but he's been close to the proceedings.
2. yes.
3. probably not.
4. wout probably will get "used" altho he had freedom today so i was wrong again, as usual.
5.would love to see it sagan is...
09-09-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By slcbob

Double Wow. I just realized that, in addition to...

Double Wow. I just realized that, in addition to relegating Sagan from the stage win, they went back to the intermediate sprint and penalized him the 13 points he picked up there.

That pushes...
09-04-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By slcbob

Since Ewan is already taken, I'm going out on a...

Since Ewan is already taken, I'm going out on a limb to pick Roglic. Just me being reckless, I guess. Wow, he sure has recovered from his little incident at the Dauphine that kept him off my roster....
09-03-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 8,300
Posted By slcbob

There wasn't as much of a slug fest as I...

There wasn't as much of a slug fest as I expected. Heck, even Richie hung, and stayed in front of Sebastian Reichenbach. I wonder where Tejay went?

I love the 1 second show of righteous...
08-30-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,731
Posted By RocThrower

I'm all in disc for myself, but it looks like...

I'm all in disc for myself, but it looks like Alaphilipe's front wheel locked up or something after he went down during stage 1. The mechanic couldn't even remove the front axle with a drill.
...
08-29-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,731
Posted By csuperbike

Rim brakes have worked for 100 years. They...

Rim brakes have worked for 100 years. They still work now.
08-28-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,731
Posted By MinnMan

I thought that the UCI limit of 6.8 kg was pretty...

I thought that the UCI limit of 6.8 kg was pretty easy to meet on any major bike platform these days. Shows what I (don't) know.
08-27-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,067
Posted By Cougrrcj

I've been using SunTour barcons since late '76. I...

I've been using SunTour barcons since late '76. I had been riding a bike with stem shifters previously, and I felt awkward reaching down to the downtube to shift when I bought my S-10S new in Oct...
08-27-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,945
Posted By microcord

The foam rubber tubes that lazy people like...

The foam rubber tubes that lazy people like myself used as a pretty decent substitute for bar tape. (Time for a come-back?)
08-25-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,945
Posted By kingsting

Thumb shifters - especially black Suntour XC Pro....

Thumb shifters - especially black Suntour XC Pro. Simple, lightweight, and so pretty...

...
08-25-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,945
Posted By Velo Mule

Cottered Cranks. It is a bit odd for my saying...

Cottered Cranks. It is a bit odd for my saying this since I don't have a bike with them now, but I have in the past. Some of these are all steel cranks are well designed a fairly light. Some were...
08-25-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,945
Posted By Fahrenheit531

The two-bolt Campy seatpost. :lol:

The two-bolt Campy seatpost. :lol:
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