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Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,564
Posted By zatopek

I will not have it in my possession by Christmas,...

I will not have it in my possession by Christmas, but I purchased a custom BAUM Corretto with all the bells and whistles, including SRAM Red AXS, Enve 5.6 wheels and Cane Creek ee brakes. I consider...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 451,766
Posted By zatopek

aplcr0331, Your evo is perfect.

aplcr0331,
Your evo is perfect.
10-17-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,056
Posted By zatopek

After 60 years on Earth, I can barely dress...

After 60 years on Earth, I can barely dress myself. Doing two things at once, inconceivable (pronounced with a lisp like that dude on Princess Bride). When I ride, I don’t run. When I run, I don’t...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7,210
Views: 102,728
Posted By zatopek

On two occasions, peering out the bay window,...

On two occasions, peering out the bay window, through the Rhododendron at song birds feeding at the feeder hanging from a corkscrew elm, I have seen flashes followed by explosions of feathers as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By zatopek

I don't know much about current Shimano chains...

I don't know much about current Shimano chains but the older models were not compatible with a missing link. If Shimano chains don't come with a removable link, I would prefer a chain with this...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 770
Posted By zatopek

Slight variation on a few others'...

Slight variation on a few others' recommendations. Toss helmet in bucket. Put a brick or stone on it to hold it down. Them suckers are buoyant. Fill bucket with hot water above the top of the helmet....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 114,694
Posted By zatopek

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Three of my four amigos who have trapped me in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 114,694
Posted By zatopek

Not enough that we eradicate non-human species...

Not enough that we eradicate non-human species through habitat destruction caused by human overpopulation and enslave innocent, sentient beings in prisons called “zoos”. When they infrequently...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26,909
Views: 16,995,540
Posted By zatopek

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My latest project. 2015 Giant TCR SLR, paint...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By zatopek

I used to ride a Sciatica Superleggera back in...

I used to ride a Sciatica Superleggera back in the day. Finest Italian steel ride I have encountered. (Please do not be offended at my feeble attempt at humor. In no way do I minimize your condition.)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,733
Posted By zatopek

Don’t know that I can answer the OP’s question....

Don’t know that I can answer the OP’s question. That will not stop me from typing more of my usual mindless drivel. I have too many bikes. Many of you would say, “Not possible.” I have most...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By zatopek

If you are here to find validation and...

If you are here to find validation and encouragement to purchase that Oltre, I’ll bite. Buy it. Ride it. Give us a ride report and post pics.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,101
Posted By zatopek

10 speed. Kicking it old school!

10 speed. Kicking it old school!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,101
Posted By zatopek

Gasp! I have one bike with SRAM Red shifters,...

Gasp! I have one bike with SRAM Red shifters, SRAM Force fd, Ultegra rd, 105 crank and FSA SLK rim brakes. Works great, even if my Campy purist buddies shun me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By zatopek

Ditto that. On my 2 bikes that require 1 1/4”...

Ditto that. On my 2 bikes that require 1 1/4” stems, I really like the Giant oversized stems for the price.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,243
Posted By zatopek

Looks quite good to me. If you regularly climb...

Looks quite good to me. If you regularly climb steep stuff or ride in the mountains, you might want an inner chain ring smaller than the 42 tooth ring now in place. Looks like a sweet ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By zatopek

Another buffoon here. I too have made the bar end...

Another buffoon here. I too have made the bar end plug mistake. What is worse, I have made the same mistake more than once, each time convinced that my new, improved technique will prevail. Fail,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26,909
Views: 16,995,540
Posted By zatopek

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My HIA Founder.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 03:12 AM
Replies: 26,909
Views: 16,995,540
Posted By zatopek

mattcalifornia, I love seeing older frames...

mattcalifornia,
I love seeing older frames recycled/refurbished with modern components, risen again like the phoenix. Your Merckx is sweet!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,457
Posted By zatopek

Blow the bank account. Buy a Baum Correta.

Blow the bank account. Buy a Baum Correta.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,771
Posted By zatopek

dhb - best bang for the buck!

dhb - best bang for the buck!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 26,909
Views: 16,995,540
Posted By zatopek

To me, this one of those bikes that looks like...

To me, this one of those bikes that looks like it’s going fast even while sitting still, posing for a picture. Sweet! Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26,909
Views: 16,995,540
Posted By zatopek

melikebikey35, Wow, just wow! Sweet!

melikebikey35,
Wow, just wow! Sweet!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 26,909
Views: 16,995,540
Posted By zatopek

Eddy G, Both your Waterford and Specialized are...

Eddy G,
Both your Waterford and Specialized are perfect!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,775
Posted By zatopek

I am having a hard time with this. Am I to...

I am having a hard time with this. Am I to understand that PCAD has died? I never met him. In the few years I have followed BF, I almost felt like I knew him. His thorniness, arrogance, elitist...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,909
Posted By zatopek

Yowee, having your new Domane wrecked like that!...

Yowee, having your new Domane wrecked like that! I once had a similar incident in which the metal wire/rod of one of those landscape flags, that was lying flat on the road, popped up when my front...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10,290
Views: 2,877,679
Posted By zatopek

IMHO, your bike is perfect!

IMHO, your bike is perfect!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By zatopek

For yourself, you might want to explore an...

For yourself, you might want to explore an aluminum or steel frame that can accommodate luggage/cargo racks and fenders if you intend it as transportation. The bikes you have listed, unless I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,503
Posted By zatopek

My personal preference is building a bike myself....

My personal preference is building a bike myself. I have done so to the tune of slightly over 20 road bikes over the years. Consensus seems to be that it is more economical to buy a complete new bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 254,385
Posted By zatopek

I have been lusting after one of these...

I have been lusting after one of these Battaglins. I would be beholden to you for a ride report after you have broken it in. BTW - it is spectacular to behold.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 173,496
Posted By zatopek

gurk700, Your murdered out S-Works is 10 out of...

gurk700,
Your murdered out S-Works is 10 out of 10, molten lava hot, as good as it gets. Kudos.
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