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12-02-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 602
Posted By imakecircles

As others have posted already, the Domane will...

As others have posted already, the Domane will fit 38 mm tyres. Also, this is the bike Trek uses in Paris Roubaix. So get the Domane and just don't ride on conditions worse than Paris Roubaix.
12-02-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By imakecircles

Here are several photos. I believe it was made...

Here are several photos. I believe it was made in '82 based on the SN; however likely sold as an '83 based on the review which said that Bianchi used Ofmega components starting then, which this bike...
11-27-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By imakecircles

Thanks for this. I have a '82 Bianchi Nuovo...

Thanks for this. I have a '82 Bianchi Nuovo Racing, and it's fun to read an original review on it.
11-26-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,008
Posted By imakecircles

I lived and rode in Florida in the '80's. Had...

I lived and rode in Florida in the '80's. Had several empty beer cans tossed my direction, but the worst was a dog who decided to jump out of the back of an oncoming pickup truck at me. The poor...
10-29-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,517
Posted By imakecircles

I'm in my late 40's and found through my earlier...

I'm in my late 40's and found through my earlier 40's that Glucosamine, Chondroitin sulfate, and MSM, often marketed together as joint supplements helped a lot while taken regularly, as I've observed...
09-23-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,732
Posted By imakecircles

I love my Cervelo, which is a 2012 RS (as close...

I love my Cervelo, which is a 2012 RS (as close to an entry level model one could get at the time)) I've had now for 7 years and it's been dependable the whole time. I'd strongly consider a Cervelo...
09-10-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,243
Posted By imakecircles

Try 26.6. I came into a 2000 KHS Flite with a...

Try 26.6. I came into a 2000 KHS Flite with a 26.8 post wedged in. I looked up the bike online and the spec'd post was 26.6. I thought, "huh, I've never heard of that..." but duly went down to my...
09-03-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 837
Posted By imakecircles

Here's my extremely lazy way to do it. Bring...

Here's my extremely lazy way to do it.

Bring helmet into shower post ride.

Shampoo head/hair.

Put helmet on and wiggle it on shampooed noggin, get shampoo on straps and rub with fingers.
...
09-03-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 962
Posted By imakecircles

Sorry to hear about your rib fracture. Take care...

Sorry to hear about your rib fracture. Take care and get well soon!
08-16-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,553
Posted By imakecircles

Why not just get a bike for around $200 that...

Why not just get a bike for around $200 that already has more widely available 700C wheels on it?

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-bianchi-volpe-touring-commuting/6955608988.html
...
08-14-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,007
Posted By imakecircles

Ugh, the front quick release position on that '76!

Ugh, the front quick release position on that '76!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 335,816
Posted By imakecircles

Great thread! Mt Baker Highway SR-542 in...

Great thread!

Mt Baker Highway SR-542 in Washington.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x720/mtbaker2013_fd0aa0ad663f91e78ffc80802ae310baef931e83.jpg
Forum: Framebuilders
08-02-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,743
Posted By imakecircles

OK, thanks for the great advice! I had...

OK, thanks for the great advice! I had definitely not looked that far ahead.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-01-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,743
Posted By imakecircles

Wow, thanks all for the informative responses! ...

Wow, thanks all for the informative responses! Sounds like the general consensus is that drilling larger holes won't affect the frame's riding character noticably and will aid in the ability to vent...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-31-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,743
Posted By imakecircles

First Frame Build Questions

I've always wanted to build myself a custom lugged steel bike frame. The idea is to build a classic steel road frame with lively 74 degree angles like the steel racers I rode as a kid.

I found a...
07-31-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By imakecircles

Hi Sangwlee, Since you're new to cycling I'd...

Hi Sangwlee,

Since you're new to cycling I'd advise you to first go to bike shops to look at and ride bikes that are in your price range to get an idea of what feels best to you given the type of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By imakecircles

One thing I like doing is to search on the...

One thing I like doing is to search on the frame's tubing within craigslist, for instance, Reynolds or Columbus. You may miss seeing some results where sellers don't know the material or value of...
07-15-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,262
Posted By imakecircles

I have a pet theory that after a couple of close...

I have a pet theory that after a couple of close calls of this nature, squirrels get addicted to the adrenaline rush of the near miss and seek it out. Makes 'em extra squrrely.
07-12-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 53,102
Views: 7,287,401
Posted By imakecircles

Here's another Seattle Area Ironman, still large...

Here's another Seattle Area Ironman, still large but *only* 60 cm.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/bik/d/auburn-centurion-ironman/6932548217.html
...
07-10-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,619
Posted By imakecircles

Looks like a fun time!

Looks like a fun time!
07-09-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,768
Posted By imakecircles

It could be worse, imagine a bike on which every...

It could be worse, imagine a bike on which every fastener used a different standard: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_screw_drives
Forum: Commuting
07-08-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,479
Posted By imakecircles

I've had good luck with Vittoria Randonneurs in...

I've had good luck with Vittoria Randonneurs in the 32 mm width, good puncture resistance and they seem to be pretty long wearing but provide pretty good feel and traction at the pressures I run,...
07-03-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,413
Posted By imakecircles

First, go to several bike stores and test ride...

First, go to several bike stores and test ride several bikes for different riding styles you may be interested in, like cruisers, mountain, and road bikes, noting costs and sizes of what’s available...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,096
Posted By imakecircles

That bike and paint job is celeste-ial!

That bike and paint job is celeste-ial!
06-20-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 340,686
Posted By imakecircles

Woot! I made it all the way to the end of this...

Woot! I made it all the way to the end of this thread. So many helpful tips!! I'm especially interested in looking into my local Public Library's 3-D Printing offerings.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,201
Posted By imakecircles

I typically have 1-2 flats/year between two...

I typically have 1-2 flats/year between two bikes, my roadie running 700 x 25 Vittoria Rubinos and my commuter which uses 700 x 32 Vittoria Randonneurs in the model with puncture resistant casing. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,962
Posted By imakecircles

4 P Clamps would be my vote, on a fixie you don't...

4 P Clamps would be my vote, on a fixie you don't want the rack setup interfering with chain tensioning by moving the rear wheel in the horizontal dropouts.

And, mounting the rack on the seatpost...
06-13-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By imakecircles

There's a Ride for Safe Streets this Sunday, if...

There's a Ride for Safe Streets this Sunday, if anyone here is interested in attending: https://www.seattlebikeblog.com/2019/06/12/sunday-join-the-ride-for-safe-streets-starting-at-city-hall/
06-05-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7,548
Views: 2,066,752
Posted By imakecircles

Great idea!

Great idea!
06-04-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,820
Posted By imakecircles

Here's the map of a friend's ride on Strava - he...

Here's the map of a friend's ride on Strava - he lives in QA by Seattle Center, it's not very detailed, but should give you the main idea. He took the Eastlake way up to the Burke Gilman trail. ...
05-28-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By imakecircles

Get it or regret it.

Get it or regret it.
05-24-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,464
Posted By imakecircles

The following works well for me to work on being...

The following works well for me to work on being fluid (which I think might be what the OP is asking?).

Get clipless pedals or strap in with your toestraps. Use only 1 leg (on rollers or the...
05-24-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,828
Posted By imakecircles

Enjoy every moment! I was there for my honeymoon...

Enjoy every moment! I was there for my honeymoon in 2016 and followed the Tour for a couple stages. The Wife and I rented bikes through France Bike Rentals https://www.francebikerentals.com/ though...
05-16-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,264
Posted By imakecircles

Global Bicycle Cities Index 2019

Saw this today and it's interesting. Results seem to be about what I'd expect given my very limited dataset.

https://coya.com/bike/index-2019
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,024
Posted By imakecircles

I find that once the bars are shoulder width,...

I find that once the bars are shoulder width, drop becomes largely irrelevant. I do prefer bars with a tighter bend and longer reach from tops to levers, as this provides more positions. I then...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,585
Posted By imakecircles

That's nice and tidy, just my style. Thanks for...

That's nice and tidy, just my style. Thanks for sharing.
05-10-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,015
Posted By imakecircles

I bought PI shorts years ago that were very good,...

I bought PI shorts years ago that were very good, but more recently, the chamois pad they've changed to "pills" between the chamois and exterior fabric, creating little bumps that apply pressure to...
04-29-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,605
Posted By imakecircles

I was psyched to find a set of the Campy Look...

I was psyched to find a set of the Campy Look pedals for my ’82 Bianchi this weekend at Recycled Cycles. I strongly suspect that they’re just rebranded Looks, as the spindles have a “D” and “G”...
04-15-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,194
Posted By imakecircles

I returned once again on Friday to ride the North...

I returned once again on Friday to ride the North Cascades Highway car free. Usually, this is the time of year that the miles in my legs is increasing with the daylight and sunshine; however, this...
Forum: Introductions
04-15-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 816
Posted By imakecircles

Thanks for the tips on the rides. Nice...

Thanks for the tips on the rides.

Nice Colian bike! Had not heard of that builder before but what an epic find!

My recommendation would be 4. Complete the group (with or without OG hubs) and...
Forum: Introductions
04-11-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 816
Posted By imakecircles

Hi Steve, Welcome! I'm headed down to...

Hi Steve,

Welcome! I'm headed down to Scottsdale next week and borrowing a bike while I'm down there. Perhaps you know of some good road routes in the area that could help you get your 10 posts?...
04-09-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,194
Posted By imakecircles

Yeah, great pictures! Looks like a fun time. ...

Yeah, great pictures! Looks like a fun time. I'm optimistic and have scheduled Friday off work to head up there!
...
04-05-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 640
Posted By imakecircles

I think I have a Park tool dating from the early...

I think I have a Park tool dating from the early '80's that's a box end wrench with very thin walls for just this purpose, perhaps a similar one could be found. I'll see if I can dig up further info...
04-05-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,194
Posted By imakecircles

Looks like they've cleared to MP 150 as of...

Looks like they've cleared to MP 150 as of yesterday! https://www.flickr.com/photos/wsdot/47542655231/in/album-72157706072425041/

Next weekend or the one after look to be the times to go to...
Forum: Introductions
03-27-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By imakecircles

Wilkommen! Are you in the German part of...

Wilkommen! Are you in the German part of Switzerland?
03-26-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,194
Posted By imakecircles

Saw on Twitter today that WSDOT has moved the...

Saw on Twitter today that WSDOT has moved the closure back up to Milepost 134 - there must still be lots of snow up there. They also suggested to bookmark the following: ...
03-26-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,412
Posted By imakecircles

Putting this on here as a sticky, as this is like...

Putting this on here as a sticky, as this is like a Bianchi Nuova Racing 12 Vel that I just got. Mine has a '2F' on the drive side seat lug and a '668' on the non drive side. It also has the two...
03-21-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,194
Posted By imakecircles

Cool, thanks for the info! Looks better for...

Cool, thanks for the info! Looks better for skiing for now.

Cheers,
Forum: Introductions
03-21-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By imakecircles

Welcome to the forums! I'm in Seattle, WA, USA,...

Welcome to the forums! I'm in Seattle, WA, USA, but have family just up the road from you in Burnham. Do you get out to ride in the English countryside?
Forum: Introductions
03-21-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By imakecircles

Do you have to pick em yourself for that price? ...

Do you have to pick em yourself for that price?

Enjoy the ride!
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