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08-20-19, 04:25 AM
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Posted By RobbieTunes

I've got a black TurboMatic with yellow trim that...

I've got a black TurboMatic with yellow trim that may look decent on that.

rccardr has a line on celeste Concor look-alikes that may be perfect.
08-20-19, 04:23 AM
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Posted By RobbieTunes

OK. For a second there, I was: a-hoping this...

OK. For a second there, I was:
a-hoping this was how you were installing the fork.
b-hoping I could see the YouTube video when that went south.

But I kind of figured it was for reference. ...
08-20-19, 04:20 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,917
Posted By RobbieTunes

Probably not with the Rolf Vector Pro's. There...

Probably not with the Rolf Vector Pro's. There are clip-on disks available, but many are angular like a Stealth fighter, and this, being late 80's, early 90's, would suffer from incongruity.
...
08-20-19, 04:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 649
Posted By RobbieTunes

I like that it's getting hopeful.

I like that it's getting hopeful.
08-19-19, 06:02 PM
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Views: 649
Posted By RobbieTunes

It does look like it might be Imron or some other...

It does look like it might be Imron or some other acrylic.

I bought the same seller's other bike, but I've been through the frame, and it's fine.
For the Gerk, the seller and I corresponded when...
08-19-19, 05:58 PM
08-19-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,417
Posted By RobbieTunes

Achilles are not to be trifled with. My...

Achilles are not to be trifled with. My brother-in-law ended up having both of them replaced by big toe tendons, after taking up cycling in his late 50's. The doctor told him it was completely due...
08-19-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By RobbieTunes

My latest approach is to go big on the cassette,...

My latest approach is to go big on the cassette, long on the RD.
My most common "glitch" is the RD hitting the cassette.
Wolftooth's Road Link, or whatever that's called, fixes that for me, so...
08-19-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 607
Posted By RobbieTunes

Well, the wind was directly from the south all...

Well, the wind was directly from the south all day, which makes me warm inside to think of heading north all day.

I'd prefer the eastern side of the state if I have to do "the length" in two days....
08-19-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,417
Posted By RobbieTunes

OK, I've heard enough. I'm going to ignore...

OK, I've heard enough.
I'm going to ignore what my doctor said about my 214 bpm average heart rate on Thunder Ridge's climb.
(I was actually ignoring it, anyway.)

I mean, hey, it flattened...
08-19-19, 05:34 PM
08-19-19, 04:58 PM
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Posted By RobbieTunes

https://youtu.be/EGrIz9BSnm8

https://youtu.be/EGrIz9BSnm8
08-19-19, 04:35 PM
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Posted By RobbieTunes

I'm not a doctor, but methinks you are correct. ...

I'm not a doctor, but methinks you are correct. Besides, I remember you doing those hills on a 1933 Frejus.

Having grown up in SW Wisconsin, there are only two ways I know to climb those hills:...
08-19-19, 04:32 PM
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Posted By RobbieTunes

No pics until the abomination is complete. ...

No pics until the abomination is complete.

However:

9sp DA crankset, polished.
54t DA big ring. The inner ring does not matter, can be anything.
DA 7700 brakes.
DA 7800 DT shifters.
Rolf...
08-19-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 688
Posted By RobbieTunes

It's not about the bike. It's about talking...

It's not about the bike.
It's about talking about the bike.
08-19-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 607
Posted By RobbieTunes

Perhaps. I think they looked at mine, saw the...

Perhaps. I think they looked at mine, saw the size of the Schwinn logo, etc, the new-ish condition, and considered it a Chinese version from Target.
They just "scanned" the bike. I may as well...
08-19-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 607
Posted By RobbieTunes

She is. They looked right past mine to the red...

She is. They looked right past mine to the red one, every time.
First time no one has mentioned my bike on an organized ride.
Definitely due to that red '91. It's that pretty.

I would have...
08-19-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 607
Posted By RobbieTunes

Not really, but there were moments, mostly driven...

Not really, but there were moments, mostly driven by the jersey comments, but the chatter does keep up one's spirits.

Like:
"Jeez Louise, 5 miles to go."
"5 miles. That's 18 minutes. I can do...
08-19-19, 12:02 PM
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Views: 607
Posted By RobbieTunes

It was kind of awkward: "Wow, I like your...

It was kind of awkward:
"Wow, I like your Paramount."
"Thanks. I like yours, too."

Awkward silence.
Turn and walk away.
We both knew the deal. His is bad-ass. Mine's just a Paramount.
...
08-19-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 607
Posted By RobbieTunes

Also learned that "my bike is older than you are"...

Also learned that "my bike is older than you are" is not a bad opening line.
I simply said it because I thought it was true, and she said "oh, you are starting out good."
08-19-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 607
Posted By RobbieTunes

Already ordering one for the lady pictured in...

Already ordering one for the lady pictured in between us. Just waiting on a size determination.
08-19-19, 08:48 AM
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Views: 607
Posted By RobbieTunes

I've determined, that, as a quasi-adult, I should...

I've determined, that, as a quasi-adult, I should have done things differently.

1-After 700 miles in May, 1070 in June, I took 2 weeks off until RAIN (mid-July) and then only rode twice until RAW...
08-19-19, 08:31 AM
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Views: 607
Posted By RobbieTunes

um, about that relaxing thing.....

I just realized I have a 107-miler on Saturday. :foo:
08-19-19, 08:16 AM
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Posted By RobbieTunes

OK, I'm completely confused by what is going on...

OK, I'm completely confused by what is going on there.
08-19-19, 08:15 AM
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Posted By RobbieTunes

Art in the making, no doubt. Nice one.

Art in the making, no doubt. Nice one.
08-19-19, 12:08 AM
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Views: 607
Posted By RobbieTunes

Also.... -Someone forgot to tell the...

Also....

-Someone forgot to tell the weatherman that the normal central WI wind is from the SW. That would have helped me. Kris didn't need it.

-Jens Voight was there, and admitted it was the...
08-19-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 607
Posted By RobbieTunes

hodgykins conquers RAW

I had the privilege this weekend to spend some time with @hodgykins. Namely a lot of time on Saturday, like most of the time from 3:45 am to last call at 12:25 am Sunday....

During most of that...
08-15-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 11,441
Posted By RobbieTunes

Remember bibliobob's. 50-24?

Remember bibliobob's. 50-24?
08-15-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 11,441
Posted By RobbieTunes

Many triples.

Many triples.
08-14-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 11,441
Posted By RobbieTunes

we are, and you know it....:lol: By the way,...

we are, and you know it....:lol:

By the way, @speedevil turned me on to a little jig called Wolftooth Road Trip, I think, and it drops that RD about 5/8" and makes a heeeuuuuuuuuuuuuge difference...
08-14-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 11,441
Posted By RobbieTunes

Metric system, silly! (Or is that: Metric...

Metric system, silly!
(Or is that: Metric system=silly?)
08-14-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 11,441
Posted By RobbieTunes

Yes.

Yes.
08-14-19, 03:09 AM
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Views: 11,441
Posted By RobbieTunes

UPDATE: Vacancy filled, a rider from St. Louis! ...

UPDATE: Vacancy filled, a rider from St. Louis!

Which means we will hold Ralph to the 2020 Dare, or perhaps Bike the Barns.
08-14-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 799
Posted By RobbieTunes

:lol: Go big or stay home.

:lol:
Go big or stay home.
08-13-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 11,441
Posted By RobbieTunes

And I'll do my best not to leave you there.

And I'll do my best not to leave you there.
08-13-19, 03:17 PM
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Views: 11,441
Posted By RobbieTunes

How many kilos can I send before the postman gets...

How many kilos can I send before the postman gets suspicious?

The border crossings from here to there make me nervous.
08-13-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 11,441
Posted By RobbieTunes

LODGING UPDATE: We have an opening at the...

LODGING UPDATE:

We have an opening at the Brewer House. $188 for 3 nights. You stay 2 nights, it's $188, you stay 1 night, it's $188. Fri/Sat/Sunday. This is a guest house, so much better...
08-13-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 11,441
Posted By RobbieTunes

I don't think the spots for bikes is quite that...

I don't think the spots for bikes is quite that static, just the folks registered, because of swag, food, etc.

I'd bring as many as you want to show, just give Dave enough time to print a card, or...
08-12-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,697
Posted By RobbieTunes

https://youtu.be/adT_zQHqPbY

https://youtu.be/adT_zQHqPbY
08-12-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 11,441
Posted By RobbieTunes

You bring your Bob, I'll bring my Bob, … Bob.

You bring your Bob, I'll bring my Bob, … Bob.
08-12-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 11,441
Posted By RobbieTunes

https://youtu.be/adT_zQHqPbY This does...

https://youtu.be/adT_zQHqPbY


This does NOT mean we'll have a revolving mannequin.
I can't believe someone asked that. OK, I can.
08-12-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By RobbieTunes

Interesting stuff.

Interesting stuff.
08-12-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 11,441
Posted By RobbieTunes

Bump. Jerseys. If, for some reason, you've...

Bump. Jerseys. If, for some reason, you've changed your mind, well:
1-If you ordered one and don't want it, it's up to you to find someone to buy it.
2-If you didn't order one, but now want...
08-12-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 11,441
Posted By RobbieTunes

Bump. If, for some reason, you cannot make it,...

Bump. If, for some reason, you cannot make it, and you wanted a room, you need to let me know by 8/15/19.
I've fronted a pretty big chunk of coin.

It would be nice to be paid by 8/22/19, so...
08-12-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 771
Posted By RobbieTunes

Ride about the same (not like June/July/August,...

Ride about the same (not like June/July/August, though...) I have plenty of winter gear.
Wrench a bit: Basso, Cinelli Centurion, Raleigh International, build another Ironman...


Different this...
08-11-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 11,441
Posted By RobbieTunes

Bump. Jerseys are ordered. Should be...

Bump. Jerseys are ordered. Should be interesting.
08-11-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 11,441
Posted By RobbieTunes

Bump. Just filling space here..... We...

Bump. Just filling space here.....

We should really see about a British bloke category, eh?
Bob Jackson
Raleigh Competition
Raleigh International (Steve Whitlatch would like to see it...)...
08-11-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 11,441
Posted By RobbieTunes

Bump. The Colnago is in Ohio. The Basso is...

Bump.

The Colnago is in Ohio.
The Basso is not done, and won't be.
08-11-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 11,441
Posted By RobbieTunes

Bump I should bring the Wraith for Pete to...

Bump

I should bring the Wraith for Pete to ride.
08-11-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 11,441
Posted By RobbieTunes

Bump

Bump
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