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10-17-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By GlennR

You can't coast when you run ;)

You can't coast when you run ;)
10-16-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,089
Posted By jackbombay

That is peach fuzz compared to my lucious leg...

That is peach fuzz compared to my lucious leg pelt!



I like the shoe mod, combined with clips and straps I'm sure they are very functional!
10-16-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,089
Posted By merziac

We have a winner but not simply no cleats, I...

We have a winner but not simply no cleats, I don't have that big of a death wish.

Had a protective sole and heel put on them, traction is good, wear like iron.

Been wanting to do this for...
10-16-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,089
Posted By hazetguy

oh, i see now. you're in the small chainring....

oh, i see now. you're in the small chainring. wimp. htfu!!
10-07-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,419
Posted By RobbieTunes

Crazy bad. Maybe they donít like Cannondale...

Crazy bad.
Maybe they donít like Cannondale Crit Bikes.

crank_addict recíd his 3 700x30 Vittoria tubulars from PBK and DHL in 3 days for $9.99 shipping. Heís banned here, but wishes you the best...
Replies: 26
Views: 877
Posted By madpogue

Photo assist: ...

Photo assist:
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Replies: 26
Views: 877
Posted By DString

I think I have pulled a Benotto 5000 out of the skip!

I really want to post pics to show the bike - literally came out of a skip yesterday - with 2 other frames and wheels.

benotto stamped with wires running inside the frame.

In great restorable...
10-02-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,002
Posted By BobbyG

I just wanted to say the tone of this thread is...

I just wanted to say the tone of this thread is so much nicer than similar threads in A&S and the general forum. I think when most people get to 50+ years they are more thoughtful and considerate of...
09-30-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,419
Posted By BFisher

I will say that if I were running customer...

I will say that if I were running customer service at Probikekit, I'd overnight you a new set on the house.

Supply chains are wonky and it sucks, for sure.
09-24-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By MinnMan

Yup. Fiddling with new mounts to get my...

Yup. Fiddling with new mounts to get my Magicshine mountable on different bikes with GoPro mounts. Not there yet.

I like riding at night. Something weird that happens is that once I get into...
09-22-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,419
Posted By jay4usc

At least your protected from your credit card...

At least your protected from your credit card company. It would irk me too to have to go through it! This happened several times to me from eBay and both times I received a refund and free stuff...
09-21-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,419
Posted By jay4usc

ask PBK for a refund if they deny it, complain it...

ask PBK for a refund if they deny it, complain it to your Credit Card company and let them deal with the company plus they will refund you. You will probably receive your package in a month and just...
09-20-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 689
Posted By GMS

Does anyone write things on their tires

From Joe Parkin's book A Dog in a Hat: An American Bike Racer's Story of Mud, Drugs, Blood, Betrayal, and Beauty in Belgium

"I had just come off a ride up Mount Diablo with my training partner and...
09-19-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By spelger

Crashed today

It really started out as a really nice day. Here in Reno we had strong south winds yesterday that took loads of smoke away from our basin. This morning it was as clear as i can recall. Decided to go...
09-18-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By Amt0571

There's something of clipless pedals that I find...

There's something of clipless pedals that I find surprising. Some cyclists tell me some crashes can be avoided by using platforms, but when I loose control of the bike, I always unclip unconsciously...
09-17-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By ZIPP2001

I just was going over a little tree down and my...

I just was going over a little tree down and my front tire came down into a groove between two rocks. Then the wheel got yanked to the right and I went over the bars. I wear clipless but it would...
09-16-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,419
Posted By jamesdak

Well for me PBK has always been the slowest...

Well for me PBK has always been the slowest source from Europe. I did have some Zonda's wheels get lost in customs for a couple of months. They finally arrived in a totally trashed package. Sent...
09-16-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,419
Posted By BFisher

I was talking to the guy who whipped out his tiny...

I was talking to the guy who whipped out his tiny violin.
09-16-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By thehammerdog

tis why I sold my mtb last year......old men and...

tis why I sold my mtb last year......old men and falling = ouch.
but after a year away I'm back on the trails, just less careless and slower. good luck.
09-13-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,572
Posted By thehammerdog

if is old school for sure but light fast very...

if is old school for sure but light fast very smooth when sitting and just pounding best bike I've owned....I would love to ride some new FS 29er with all bells d whistles.
but for $300 I love this...
09-09-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By suttonjp

A Hardrock Swing and a Miss

I picked up a 90íish Specialized Hardrock today. It was listed on Craigslist for $40 and I got it for $35, but wasnít sure if it would fit me. Unfortunately, itís way too big; I need a 16Ē inch frame...
09-05-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,221
Posted By JacobLee

Agreed, especially if you like working on bikes...

Agreed, especially if you like working on bikes as much as riding them.
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By SurferRosa

:wtf: Mount better tires and htfu! :thumb:

:wtf:

Mount better tires and htfu! :thumb:
08-23-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By merziac

Tx! Yep 35in, perfect for my 38in. inseam. :)

Tx!

Yep 35in, perfect for my 38in. inseam. :)
08-23-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By merziac

It cleaned up well. ...

It cleaned up well.


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08-21-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,555
Posted By gthomson

OldsCOOL Hey OldsCOOL, do you have any pictures...

OldsCOOL Hey OldsCOOL, do you have any pictures of your UO14 to share? Would be interesting to see what you did with it. I mostly did cosmetic changes (wheels, seat, bar tape....) just to modernize...
08-16-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,963
Posted By big john

Actually, 29er wheels are the same diameter as...

Actually, 29er wheels are the same diameter as standard road bike wheels. If you're having fun and like the bike why change?
08-16-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,963
Posted By 5 mph

Iím riding a stripped down Giant Talon with 29...

Iím riding a stripped down Giant Talon with 29 inch tires I bought on Craigslist. Itís actually 29 pounds. I believe the 29 inch tires are whatís causing me to clock those fast times.
I have...
08-12-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 289,527
Posted By Medium Size Dog

ISO and for trade thread part 5

francophile, thanks for responding to my handlebar request. Thanks to Flying G I have some handlebars on the way at a fair price with an easy negotiation. Thanks in general to forum members who have...
08-11-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 996
Posted By Altair 4

Well stated. Black top like you describe is rare...

Well stated. Black top like you describe is rare as hen's teeth in my neck of the woods. Some years ago, one of our river trails was newly paved. I was excited hearing about it and took the BL out...
08-11-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 996
Posted By Altair 4

I'd guess you are correct. I swear if you run...

I'd guess you are correct. I swear if you run over a dime on my Black Lightning, you can tell whether it was heads or tails. It's laterally stiff, vertically stiff, just stiff all over.
08-10-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 802
Posted By SurferRosa

Check how far out is the adjustable cup. That...

Check how far out is the adjustable cup. That must be some spindle.

https://images.craigslist.org/00L0L_a2ads752OL3_0CI0t2_1200x900.jpg

Interesting choice of shifters the guy made.
08-09-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,687
Posted By unworthy1

Yep it's the oxalic acid powderthat does all the...

Yep it's the oxalic acid powderthat does all the rust removal, and around here you can find Barkeepers Friend both easier and for much lower cost that the pure "Wood bleach" crystals. According to...
08-09-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,551
Posted By BlueDevil63

Just under 22lbs.

Just under 22lbs.
08-06-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,321
Posted By ShannonM

1980s Peugeots are cool!

My first good road bike was a 1987 Peugeot Ventoux (PH-501). Got it at a shop in Hillcrest (San Diego). I was 13. Raced it for 2 seasons, until I crashed it in (I think) Decmber of 1989. My personal...
08-06-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,321
Posted By ryansu

The French really had the make gaspipe frames...

The French really had the make gaspipe frames ride like a Cadillac thing down Nice job on the rehab
08-05-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,364
Posted By Goldrush

+1 I wouldn't ride without mine. Lights on...

+1

I wouldn't ride without mine. Lights on other bikes do not bother me. I just don't look directly at them.
08-04-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,568
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Not a doctor, but I play one on the bike. "when...

Not a doctor, but I play one on the bike. "when I stood up" is the clue to me. your bp dipped significantly. your description of 45 minute "top offs" suggests no dehydration issue, just a bp drop....
Replies: 31
Views: 1,254
Posted By T-Mar

Those lugs weren't proprietary to Fuji. They were...

Those lugs weren't proprietary to Fuji. They were used by several companies. Pending the serial number, one of my prime candidates would be a Schwinn. They also used widow's peak head lugs and had...
Replies: 31
Views: 1,528
Posted By bikemike73

Just respond 10 times to this or different...

Just respond 10 times to this or different threads

The reason BF does this is to make sure the person is legit.

Looking forward to the pics as I MYSELF are fortunate enough to have a 1976...
08-02-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,015
Posted By paulmalva

Nice bike! The trails look amazing. I will...

Nice bike!

The trails look amazing. I will have to visit.
07-31-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,544
Posted By CAT7RDR

They were once where you are at and empathize...

They were once where you are at and empathize with you. They also see your potential and realize you are not that far off their pace. Stick with it. Without new members joining, group slowly die....
07-31-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By c_m_shooter

Get a rigid fork, the fattest front tire you can...

Get a rigid fork, the fattest front tire you can fit and go ride. New bikes are hard to find right now, maybe better in the fall. If you are patient, next year the used market will be flooded with...
07-21-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,544
Posted By bikemike73

There are MANY great bikes out there....MANY. ...

There are MANY great bikes out there....MANY.

I LOVE all my bikes and I am lucky enough to own a Colnago Super 1976.

Maybe it's in my head or real.....I cannot even hear it when I shift it is...
07-21-20, 12:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,019
Posted By Dick Chainey

Take two BP meds: losartan and metoprolol. No...

Take two BP meds: losartan and metoprolol. No dizziness, but the metoprolol limits my heart rate. It's long and slow for me.
07-20-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,381
Posted By WGB

I say build it up - but - only if you're willing...

I say build it up - but - only if you're willing to get custom decals made for a "Raleigh Intercourse" (catchy name).

Ps wait until April 1st and post it as "an unusual Raleigh" and ask if anyone...
07-19-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 960
Posted By repechage

Might as well check the chainline too. every...

Might as well check the chainline too.

every once in a while I have a bike that behaves this way- remove the chainring and double check for wear- burrs etc.

sometimes the front mech is not...
07-15-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By dddd

The Mafac/Spidel sidepulls were some of the last...

The Mafac/Spidel sidepulls were some of the last Mafac brakes that I can remember seeing as new OEM-spec, on bikes like upper-tier Peugeot or Gitane from 1980 or 1981.

Doubtless some lower-tier...
07-14-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By uncle uncle

When did MAFAC Racer brakes start NOT to appear on catalog spec'ed bicycles?

Velobase has info indicating that MAFAC Racer brakes were used into the 1980's, which might be true, but that doesn't correlate to what I remember from my bicycle shop visits back then.... I can't...
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