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10-16-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17,879
Views: 2,806,671
Posted By chainwhip

Better hope there are no hills on the way home,...

Better hope there are no hills on the way home, after the fuel runs out.
Standing to climb?
5% grade? :roflmao2:
10-16-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17,879
Views: 2,806,671
Posted By chainwhip

So much purple...

So much purple, I missed that.
Good eye.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,195
Posted By chainwhip

Fear of Heights or Fear of Descending?

Ive recently started riding a loop that has a steep, sharp set of corners posted at 20mph( for automobiles).
I'm actually drawn to this loop because of the corners and the descent (and the speed)....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,195
Posted By chainwhip

Gradual, structured exposure to the fear...CBT

One of the main treatments for acrophobia is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). With this form of therapy, behavioral techniques that expose the individual to to the feared situation—in this case,...
10-15-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,028,200
Posted By chainwhip

Updates to my Shogun build

30 miler today, cool but super sunny.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20191015_142440_b35d7ccd10dc6b7eb964671334c345d696c6f555.jpg
Zonda bling swapped out for...
10-15-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,028,200
Posted By chainwhip

Agreed. Below is a pic of my '73 Comp, 22...

Agreed.

Below is a pic of my '73 Comp, 22 1/2" / 57cm frame, C to Top.
The CL frame above has a larger headtube.
Maybe the CL seller measured C to C.
...
10-15-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,028,200
Posted By chainwhip

Not mine...CL 73 Raleigh Comp w/ SRAM Force STIs & Fenders.. 19.8lbs

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/bik/d/washington-1973-raleigh-competition/6994992312.html

Frame looks bigger than a 56.
Odd front fender.

Image is a screenshot:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,025
Posted By chainwhip

thatbikeguy to the white courtesy phone....

...paging thatbikeguy to the white courtesy phone....:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,025
Posted By chainwhip

Re: Too small 105CAAD12

105CAAD12 is a very nice bike, from what I've heard.
How did it suddenly become too small?

I this a possible sign that advice on fitting was overlooked on the earlier purchase?
Any risk of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,332
Posted By chainwhip

A train of thought on the urban bike: Very...

A train of thought on the urban bike:

Very limited leg length adjustment - thumbs down.
Direct drive! - urban bike? - thumbs up!!
Freewheeling option? - currently unavailable - thumbs down....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,332
Posted By chainwhip

#2

As for functional, I'd be v. curious to know the bike's weight as it is displayed...I'm guessing it's not 16 lbs.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,332
Posted By chainwhip

Re: "FooChee" Fairing

But of course! It has a fairing!! ;0p


:beer:

For the record, I like it too.
There are multiple, admirable innovations.
The Spesh marketing/bad boy posing being the exceptions.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,332
Posted By chainwhip

Notice in "Moto Undone"...

How the legs have been cut off...by that "seat".
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,332
Posted By chainwhip

Osfa

Looks like both bikes are OSFA ( one size fits all).

Good luck pedalling the city bike with any efficiency if you're taller than 4'-2".
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By chainwhip

Tyres?

Tires?

If BF conventional wisdom is your guide, tires are your best bang-for-buck upgrade.
10-12-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 52,466
Views: 7,082,766
Posted By chainwhip

Pardon the pun, but its a steel! $100!

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Screen capture above.... Link below...
...
10-10-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By chainwhip

only moderate aero...

...but I've been v. happy with my campy Zondas.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x600/11349819_3744559196776484_ef316b21eec44476694b2992278385857b176ba0.jpg


...about...
10-09-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By chainwhip

The All Steel Bicycle

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/275x183/images_6__592af2ff8009118224a037160352ce4cfd2c7868.jpeg...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By chainwhip

Doesnt keeping the recommended "flat back"...

Doesnt keeping the recommended "flat back" require the hips to rotate?

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The...
10-08-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By chainwhip

I feel threads are better with pics....

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10-01-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,028,200
Posted By chainwhip

Just measured. PRO4's, about 27.5.

Just measured. PRO4's, about 27.5.
10-01-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,028,200
Posted By chainwhip

Thanks Andy_K and BFisher. :beer: ...

Thanks Andy_K and BFisher. :beer:

Accelerates nicely with the Zondas on it, but will likely run with some older mavic wheels.
Fit 25c easily, and I may try 28s.
10-01-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,018
Posted By chainwhip

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/331x309/bicyclerepairman_cf3feb0a9d1f81dd85c0c782d6914c8c2da33077.jpg :innocent:

Isn't that BF Sixty Fiver on the left?
10-01-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,028,200
Posted By chainwhip

Shogun Selectra, Newer Shimano Sora R3000 9spd

Love the shifting and hood ergos. Bike is about 23.5 lbs with my zonda wheelset.
Still has the Biopace 52/42 chainset and flat pedals.

Got a fantastic deal on the STIs: about $24 for both L & R,...
09-22-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 945
Posted By chainwhip

[QUOTE=Happy Feet;21132694]From the "rains when...

[QUOTE=Happy Feet;21132694]From the "rains when it pours" department:


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48772607133_95e853e1b0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hiSmTx)

The only problem is those...
09-22-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 52,466
Views: 7,082,766
Posted By chainwhip

Phishing scam. Hooked my attention on Boston...

Phishing scam.

Hooked my attention on Boston area CL, and I posted here(2-3 months ago),asking pretty much what you just did.
Identical photos (copied and pasted, over and over and over...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,205
Posted By chainwhip

Have had many enjoyable miles...

...on my Campy Zonda wheelset.
Ridden for 3 seasons, true out of the box from wiggle UK, still true and round.
Paid about $350USD, shipped.

Check out the link below. :0)
Wider than the wheels I...
09-17-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 909
Posted By chainwhip

She would likely enjoy a bike like noobinsf's pic...

She would likely enjoy a bike like noobinsf's pic below, especially if a classic/vintage bike is part of the brief.

In addition to 70s Raleigh Comps and Gran Sports, look for Raleigh Super...
09-17-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 909
Posted By chainwhip

70s Raleigh Steel

70s Raleighs tend to have shorter top tubes for their frame sizes.

Ideally you could find a Gran Sport or a Competition with butted Reynolds 531 steel frames/fork.

The geometry is a bit slack,...
09-14-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,665
Posted By chainwhip

+1 fantastic.

+1

fantastic.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,949
Posted By chainwhip

Not injured. Have full plate without hiring a...

Not injured.
Have full plate without hiring a lawyer and wasting my time.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,949
Posted By chainwhip

Two events, One day apart...

One: 18 wheeler approaching from behind, 30 mph, uphill curve to the right, little to no pavement past the white line. Drives me off the road, onto a grassy bank. I bailed before the trailer span...
09-09-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,271
Posted By chainwhip

I think there's a connection between the...

I think there's a connection between the interesting observation( see MikeyMK at Post #31 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=31) ) that ONE ROLLER BEARING contacts ONE...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,820
Posted By chainwhip

The Breezer's top tubes were especially long. ...

The Breezer's top tubes were especially long.
Were being blown out on nashbar at one point.
Could ask chaadster, if I remember correctly.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 651,057
Posted By chainwhip

10 bucks + ship...Fizik Classic, 2.5mm bartape,white

I ordered two.

Caveat: ships 1st week of OCT.

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,619
Posted By chainwhip

The (Lynskey) is for the oldest of the old with...

The (Lynskey) is for the oldest of the old with lots of money; simple.

j/k
08-28-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By chainwhip

I can read that as "Tornado" quite easily. ...

I can read that as "Tornado" quite easily.
...
08-25-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 52,466
Views: 7,082,766
Posted By chainwhip

Re Terry: With rear and front wheel sizes the "same"...the frame geo changes....

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,949
Posted By chainwhip

all or nothing thinking. always. never.

all or nothing thinking.
always.
never.
08-13-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,028,200
Posted By chainwhip

You're right, I don't see any. The pics...

You're right, I don't see any.

The pics were just a quick "dirt drop" search...I have trouble picturing the STI shift action with the "drops" horizontal on the moustache bars.
08-12-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,028,200
Posted By chainwhip

noglider - I have to agree with ski4bob: the...

noglider - I have to agree with ski4bob:
the ergos with the brifters & moustache bars has got to be pretty awful.
Even if it's only a short jaunt/Townie.

Why not bar ends?
Or maybe dirt drops...
08-09-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By chainwhip

That's a tall frame! I'm 6'1"/34" cycling...

That's a tall frame!

I'm 6'1"/34" cycling inseam, and I wouldn't be comfortable on a frame that large.

C to T = 25"??

Raleigh Frame Sizes, C to T:
21.5"~55cm
22.5"~58cm
23.5"~60cm
08-07-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,028,200
Posted By chainwhip

Not mine...Waterford with Campy Veloce 10spd on eBay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Waterford-1100-racing-bicycle-58cm-Reynolds-531-Campagnolo-Veloce-Vento/133132186385?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D74460e0a...
08-06-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,547
Posted By chainwhip

Serial number search wont help with model ID? ...

Serial number search wont help with model ID?
Just spit ballin'.
08-05-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,648
Posted By chainwhip

City Grounds currently selling for $176.00...

City Grounds currently selling for $176.00 shipped.

I enjoy mine, even if it's a bit heavy.
It's a solid bike, with lively handling and a smooth ride on the 32c tires.

Note that the website...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By chainwhip

Pencil sharpener. Missing the internal bits.

Pencil sharpener.
Missing the internal bits.
08-04-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By chainwhip

No worries.

No worries.
08-04-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By chainwhip

For your handlebar question...

...I've found that my purchase of a digital caliper has paid for itself in vastly reduced frustration, and more effective eBay and CL rummaging while feeding my C&V habit.
...
07-31-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,516
Posted By chainwhip

Took an hour-long ride on my Comp MkII today...

....need the toe clips and straps I ordered (expected this Friday).
One-sided pedals rolling over on me at start-ups and a few missed shifts.
Ugh. Not fun.

TA crank(52/42) and Jubilee FD...
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