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08-21-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 23,066
Posted By Lemond1985

It's an original Criterium Series from 1988. The...

It's an original Criterium Series from 1988. The fork is a steel one I found at the bike co-op, may have from a Lemond, not sure. Stripped the paint, polished the metal, and then clear coated it,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Lemond1985

If you click on the detailed description of the...

If you click on the detailed description of the ride, they usually mention whether there are unpaved sections. For example, about halfway down this page, they say what size tires they used and that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Lemond1985

10 Hardest Climbs in the US

Probably could be debated endlessly, but here they are. I had an idea that one state would dominate, and it did, but I picked the wrong state:
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08-21-19, 02:50 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,850
Posted By Lemond1985

If I'm riding for fun, there's little chance I...

If I'm riding for fun, there's little chance I will hurt my knees after 50 years of riding, because I can always back off the miles until the knee feels better. Not so if riding a bike is your job,...
08-21-19, 02:36 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,108
Posted By Lemond1985

Thank you, I was shocked when I saw how much work...

Thank you, I was shocked when I saw how much work went into cataloguing all of those climbs. I see that one of my favorite local rides is now considered the #3rd...
08-21-19, 02:25 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,883
Posted By Lemond1985

I got passed yesterday in the mountains by a big...

I got passed yesterday in the mountains by a big Cal Trans truck with a big snow plow on the front, that stuck out about 2 feet to the right. I'm going up a hill with the sun in my eyes. The guy in...
08-20-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 23,066
Posted By Lemond1985

I've put more miles on this bike than any other....

I've put more miles on this bike than any other. Fits me like a glove, and corners like it's on rails with the stiff frame and Panaracer Gravelking tires. Cannondales are not just fast in sprints and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2,207
Views: 314,577
Posted By Lemond1985

The road quality is pretty good compared to most...

The road quality is pretty good compared to most descents that I do. The only bad part is that there are a lot of sharp turns on that highway with no guard rail, where you can plunge 500-1000 down...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2,207
Views: 314,577
Posted By Lemond1985

Hwy 190 near Camp Nelson today. Fun descent! ...

Hwy 190 near Camp Nelson today. Fun descent!




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08-20-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,575
Posted By Lemond1985

You have to be able to fix not only your own...

You have to be able to fix not only your own mistakes, but the other guy's mistakes (and carelessness) as well.

What peeves me is when someone crosses a double yellow, while they're going UP the...
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,472
Posted By Lemond1985

From the book, "How To Make Your Own Botox at...

From the book, "How To Make Your Own Botox at Home."
08-19-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Lemond1985

I've had worn-out cassettes do that. Smallest /...

I've had worn-out cassettes do that. Smallest / most used cogs will wear out first, so if it only jumps in certain gears, that's likely your problem.
08-19-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,850
Posted By Lemond1985

Someday, it may turn out that cycling is actually...

Someday, it may turn out that cycling is actually good for the knees. I know it helps my back when I've injured it. Any kind of pain I feel from hard physical labor goes away when I do a ride. Really...
08-19-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 51,784
Views: 6,854,096
Posted By Lemond1985

Shhhh! Don't make a big deal out of it, and maybe...

Shhhh! Don't make a big deal out of it, and maybe others will follow suit. Pretty soon, $150 Paramounts, and $200 Colnagoes will become the norm. :)
08-19-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 818
Posted By Lemond1985

Yeah, same here. I simply HAD to get my hands on...

Yeah, same here. I simply HAD to get my hands on a pair of BMX style bars, WITH the crossbar. The crossbar was indispensable. After all, you could maybe bend your bars or something, without one....
08-18-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,575
Posted By Lemond1985

My take? Not OK to go into your lane, if he saw...

My take? Not OK to go into your lane, if he saw you in advance. Maybe you surprised him.

I assume the other rider had a turn the swept to the left? Those are always tricky in the mountains, when...
08-18-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,262
Posted By Lemond1985

I think the steep angles and short wheelbase play...

I think the steep angles and short wheelbase play a part, as well as the unrelenting stiffness. The head tube is almost 75 degrees on some of the Criterium models, IIRC.

Definitely not a "comfort...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2,301
Views: 282,219
Posted By Lemond1985

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-18-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,412
Posted By Lemond1985

Post #6...

Post #6 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=6) or post #7 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=7) ?
Forum: Foo
08-18-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 482
Posted By Lemond1985

I seem to recall a pretty solid 2/3rd's majority...

I seem to recall a pretty solid 2/3rd's majority that were pro-waving, or at least that's roughly about what I encounter on the roads.

I should probably note that when I see other people on bikes...
08-18-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 404
Posted By Lemond1985

That Voyager definitely has not seen very many...

That Voyager definitely has not seen very many Voyages. It looks showroom-clean. :thumb:
Forum: Foo
08-18-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 482
Posted By Lemond1985

Saw a Guy in Day Glow Green

He was covered in it, from head to toe, coming up the hill towards me. I guess he wanted to be noticed. So I waved at him. He did not wave back or even look up at me.

I guess his thinking was,...
Forum: Foo
08-18-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,472
Posted By Lemond1985

This assumes that the American Dental Association...

This assumes that the American Dental Association wants us all to have perfect teeth ... so that we'll never, ever need the services of one of their dentists. :rolleyes:
08-18-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,120
Posted By Lemond1985

Maybe he saw a cop, or thought you were one.

Maybe he saw a cop, or thought you were one.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,702
Posted By Lemond1985

Never, but the ads always make it look as if they...

Never, but the ads always make it look as if they do. And I guess if you won the TDF last year and are looking for a new team, there's some choice involved, but I doubt which frame material and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By Lemond1985

If you're retired, hit all the thrift stores in...

If you're retired, hit all the thrift stores in your area for jerseys. I have 40-50 jerseys now, which I got for $5 each or less. Since the fit is slightly different on every jersey I have ever put...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By Lemond1985

I also tried inner tube as bar tape, and was OK...

I also tried inner tube as bar tape, and was OK with the stickiness, but found that the rubber did not hold up well under sweaty hands, and that it will rot and fall apart after a month or so. But if...
08-17-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 802
Posted By Lemond1985

I forgot that I'm not running the stock front...

I forgot that I'm not running the stock front fork, glad you chimed in there James.
08-17-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By Lemond1985

I have concluded that it is exceptionally poor...

I have concluded that it is exceptionally poor quality paint as well, FWIW. Knowing what I know now, I would avoid it like the plague.
Forum: Foo
08-17-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Lemond1985

If you can get your hands on the "Easy Rider"...

If you can get your hands on the "Easy Rider" DVD, they have a documentary about the making on the film that was excellent.

EDIT: Here it is. Some great stories:
...
08-17-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 802
Posted By Lemond1985

I have '91 PDG 5. 28 mm Continental GP4000II's,...

I have '91 PDG 5. 28 mm Continental GP4000II's, no. Panaracer Gravel King or Pasela in 28 mm, yes, unless you are running an extremely wide rim.
08-17-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 51,784
Views: 6,854,096
Posted By Lemond1985

I thought it was overpriced, but still a pretty...

I thought it was overpriced, but still a pretty bike:

https://slo.craigslist.org/bik/d/paso-robles-bianchi-road-bike/6936387841.html
08-17-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 51,784
Views: 6,854,096
Posted By Lemond1985

The most colorful Bianchi I have ever seen. Would...

The most colorful Bianchi I have ever seen. Would go great with the Team Mapei colors.

https://images.craigslist.org/00O0O_2uVRh0jeIui_1200x900.jpg
...
Forum: Foo
08-17-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,472
Posted By Lemond1985

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/b0/ef/9a/b0ef9a35916a338...

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08-16-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,465
Posted By Lemond1985

I'm a big fan of the Miyata-built Univegas. Some...

I'm a big fan of the Miyata-built Univegas. Some years of the Sport Tour used triple butted tubing, but I believe this is an '84 below, which would not have. Most likey Champion double butted, good...
08-16-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 802
Posted By Lemond1985

You're lucky to have escaped the "splatter" paint...

You're lucky to have escaped the "splatter" paint fad of that model year, found on other models. I think the red on yours looks a lot better.
...
08-16-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 202
Posted By Lemond1985

Peter Fonda Dead

First of many threads on the topic?

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49379130
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08-16-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 802
Posted By Lemond1985

Great find! On my PDG 5, when I was painting it,...

Great find! On my PDG 5, when I was painting it, I noticed an interesting detail. The seat tube flares out, just slightly for an inch or so, right above the bottom bracket. Probably 1/8" or so, not...
Forum: Foo
08-16-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,472
Posted By Lemond1985

Botulism is usually caused by canned foods that...

Botulism is usually caused by canned foods that were improperly sterilized, not from drinking out of a questionable stream (sometimes referred to by local experts as a "crick"). I swear, this forum...
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Lemond1985

For $200, you ought to be pretty easily able to...

For $200, you ought to be pretty easily able to find an un-dented Cannondale. They're great bikes, but they've been making them since the early 80's, and people are unlikely to junk them, so there...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By Lemond1985

Lots of pros will deliberately ride a too-small...

Lots of pros will deliberately ride a too-small frame, but until you get to that level, it's probably best to stick with traditional sizing formulas.
08-16-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By Lemond1985

Chip seal. Someone forgot to seal it! I used...

Chip seal. Someone forgot to seal it!

I used to ride "madacam" gravel on logging roads in the Pacific Northwest. Hated that stuff, but your gravel seems to have a hardpack base, much more...
08-16-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,797
Posted By Lemond1985

Ditto. Proper bike fit is a journey, not a...

Ditto. Proper bike fit is a journey, not a destination. I'm constantly changing fit on my fleet of 6 currently-running bikes.

What I do first is get it close, visually. I can tell by looking at a...
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By Lemond1985

I love my '76. Far from original though. That...

I love my '76. Far from original though. That Reynolds 531 rides great!

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08-16-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2,335
Views: 206,062
Posted By Lemond1985

If you want to see Scorcese at his best, see his...

If you want to see Scorcese at his best, see his first film "Mean Streets". DeNiro and Harvey Kietel (mostly Kietel) steal the movie, but it's great to see both of them before they became famous /...
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By Lemond1985

Offer $250, and if the guy refuses, give him...

Offer $250, and if the guy refuses, give him $300. Still worth every penny.

Wow, Grab-Ons? Haven't seen that stuff in years.
08-16-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By Lemond1985

"I thought I knew. But now I know. 'Spanish...

"I thought I knew. But now I know. 'Spanish Harlem' are not just pretty words to say.

Until you've seen this trash can dream come true, you stand at the edge while people run you through."
...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,472
Posted By Lemond1985

https://www.wisegeek.com/how-many-calories-are-the...

https://www.wisegeek.com/how-many-calories-are-there-in-a-gallon-of-gasoline.htm

Would certainly simplify meals if you could drink your calories straight from the gas pump.
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,472
Posted By Lemond1985

I stand corrected, but it was the first thing I...

I stand corrected, but it was the first thing I noticed. :)
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,472
Posted By Lemond1985

That apparent oil slick is what would concern me....

That apparent oil slick is what would concern me. Can humans burn petroleum oil as calories? I doubt it.
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