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08-07-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By onyerleft

I'm debating whether to bid. The dent isn't a...

I'm debating whether to bid. The dent isn't a deal-breaker because the price is being discounted to take that into account. The frame is slightly large for me, but I could deal with it by lowering...
07-28-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By onyerleft

I didn't know Dura Ace made stems. I have a...

I didn't know Dura Ace made stems. I have a bunch of quill stems in my bin so I can't justify adding another, although it's tempting....
07-28-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By onyerleft

Oh man, I'm not tall enough to make that work. ...

Oh man, I'm not tall enough to make that work. I'd have to drop the seat all the way down, and even then, I don't know if I could reach the handlebars.
07-28-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By onyerleft

I'm sure you could find a machine shop willing to...

I'm sure you could find a machine shop willing to make a chainring, if you can't find one on ebay.
07-18-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,126
Posted By onyerleft

It's unfortunate you're so tall. Consider...

It's unfortunate you're so tall. Consider undergoing Height Reduction Surgery (HRS). Granted, having elective surgery performed is not so easy these days with the virus consuming so many medical...
07-18-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,886
Posted By onyerleft

Fake news! The virus is a hoax. I know this for a...

Fake news! The virus is a hoax. I know this for a fact because our political leaders have said so. And they would never, ever, lie to the public merely to advance their own self-interest. (Neither...
07-18-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By onyerleft

When non-cyclists visit my house for the first...

When non-cyclists visit my house for the first time, they always ask what my (non-home made) bike stand is. I tell them what it is and quickly move on to show them the rest of the house. To have a...
07-18-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,954
Posted By onyerleft

Why Modolo brakes? A bad place to save weight,...

Why Modolo brakes? A bad place to save weight, unless you want your wife to collect life insurance. Just get some cheap new black Tektro's -- black, so nobody will notice them or call you out on them.
07-18-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By onyerleft

I believe that Park offers something like that --...

I believe that Park offers something like that -- why don't you check Park's webite and find out for yourself instead of asking strangers on the internet? PRO TIP: I've never tried this but many...
07-18-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By onyerleft

That's irrelevant. There wasn't much consistency...

That's irrelevant. There wasn't much consistency with anything their factory(s) did.
07-17-20, 02:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,630
Posted By onyerleft

Why not ask your local shop? You'll be there...

Why not ask your local shop? You'll be there anyway, see what they have to say.
07-17-20, 02:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By onyerleft

I treat minimum seatpost markings like my crack:...

I treat minimum seatpost markings like my crack: I never want either one to show. But if I were an electrician, handyman, HVAC repairman or plumber, I might not care so much about the latter....
07-17-20, 02:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 626
Posted By onyerleft

Try doing a 10 mile course at 93% effort instead...

Try doing a 10 mile course at 93% effort instead of 95%. That's what I do (12 mile course).
07-17-20, 02:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By onyerleft

You say the Grizzly is your project but you don't...

You say the Grizzly is your project but you don't say what your project is. Are you trying to restore it for authenticity, or are you trying to make it most useful as a rider? Or maybe it's not...
06-30-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,131
Posted By onyerleft

I think I'm just about ready to send you a PM. I...

I think I'm just about ready to send you a PM. I still debating with myself, however, about the size. I'd probably have to sell it to a third party.
06-29-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By onyerleft

I used to get up early on Sunday, park at the...

I used to get up early on Sunday, park at the bottom of Stunt Road, go up Stunt and Scheuren, down Los Flores, ride on PCH South until Tuna Canyon, up Tuna Canyon and back. And with a 42 x 26 for my...
06-19-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By onyerleft

Oh, I didn't recall that Campy did away with the...

Oh, I didn't recall that Campy did away with the black metal oil port clip for the 50th Anniversary gruppo, but I guess they did. I always thought that that clip was stupid anyway. It was just one...
06-19-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By onyerleft

I've been jonesing for white powder-coated...

I've been jonesing for white powder-coated components (Sante or Ole), which are really the bee's knees, and would go well with my white saddle, handlebar tape and brake hoods. I'm thinking I'm just...
06-16-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By onyerleft

Don't have a need for it at the moment.

Don't have a need for it at the moment.
06-16-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By onyerleft

Sante was a great gruppo. Who couldn't love white...

Sante was a great gruppo. Who couldn't love white powder coated parts. (The only thing better than Sante was Suntour Ole. Also white parts - yum.) I wish I had the scratch to spring for this but...
06-16-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,145
Posted By onyerleft

Some of the "cyclists" who frequent the C&V...

Some of the "cyclists" who frequent the C&V subforum are familiar with these brands. I recall that somebody recently purchased the Battaglin.

Personally, for what these Italian frames go for I...
06-11-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By onyerleft

Converting front 160 rotor to 180

On my suspension fork (Rockshox), can I convert the rotor from 160 to 180 without using an adaptor?
06-05-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,816
Posted By onyerleft

The article is also fatally flawed because it...

The article is also fatally flawed because it fails to contain an in-depth discussion of assplosions.
06-05-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 586
Posted By onyerleft

Woot woot woot, great score!

Woot woot woot, great score!
06-05-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 866
Posted By onyerleft

I'm thinking I'm just about ready to send you a...

I'm thinking I'm just about ready to send you a PM.
06-04-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,018
Posted By onyerleft

Agreed. I wouldn't mock OP for the pedals. Not so...

Agreed. I wouldn't mock OP for the pedals. Not so the saddle. By the time this bike was introduced, all the pros had long ago moved away from the absurd Brooks saddles. Eric van-der-whatshisass is...
06-04-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By onyerleft

At my age, I'd be more interested in dating...

At my age, I'd be more interested in dating vintage French ladies than vintage French bikes. Just sayin'.
06-04-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,854
Posted By onyerleft

Raced how? As in racing your brother or best...

Raced how? As in racing your brother or best friend around the block?
05-31-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,503
Posted By onyerleft

Some nice parts there. I've got a healthy...

Some nice parts there. I've got a healthy collection of NOS vintage parts, so I don't see a need to make further purchases. It would only duplicate what I've already binned.
05-31-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By onyerleft

Or not. Most C&V bikes don't fit their owners. ...

Or not. Most C&V bikes don't fit their owners. Fact.
05-31-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,827
Posted By onyerleft

I like to go to REI, proud and high-minded in the...

I like to go to REI, proud and high-minded in the knowledge that I'm an owner. But oddly, they don't treat me like an owner because they always apprehend me when I start stuffing my pockets with...
05-31-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,828
Posted By onyerleft

And yet, hi ten steel has a huge following among...

And yet, hi ten steel has a huge following among the "cyclists" who frequent the C&V subforum.

I believe that Reynolds 531 (and similar iterations) is as good as it gets. Columbus starting...
05-28-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By onyerleft

Why would you want to advertise your Fredliness...

Why would you want to advertise your Fredliness to other cyclists by running a triple? Asking for a friend.
05-28-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,816
Posted By onyerleft

Seeing that picture of a busty Loretta Lynn...

Seeing that picture of a busty Loretta Lynn sitting on a rock in a river, like some Siren, made me think lusting thoughts.:love: But then I remembered that she had, like, 25 children by the time she...
05-26-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,298
Posted By onyerleft

It's a little too large for me. If I bought it,...

It's a little too large for me. If I bought it, i would have to lower the seat such that only a couple of inches of seatpost would clear the seat lug. So i'll reluctantly pass.
05-25-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By onyerleft

Have ACS on two different SS's. They are loud...

Have ACS on two different SS's. They are loud but it's a good loud, it sounds like quality, it sounds "expensive." Unlike the junky Shimano SS freewheel that goes "clunk clunk kerclunk."
05-25-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,827
Posted By onyerleft

REI is okay. So what if you have to wait for...

REI is okay. So what if you have to wait for your dividend. You can cash it out if you like, so it's as good as cash. Beats a sharp poke on the eye. Many of the items they sell can't be sold...
05-23-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,088
Posted By onyerleft

The only things about Rivendell that baffle me...

The only things about Rivendell that baffle me are: (1) Grant Petersen's horribly bad business sense; (2) his infinitely expanding and seemingly limitless idiosyncracies; and (3) his ability to...
05-23-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,827
Posted By onyerleft

REI might not have the world's best bike...

REI might not have the world's best bike mechanics, but they are the most honest of any shop I've been in - FACT.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By onyerleft

Eat lots of pasta and pastries, gain weight and...

Eat lots of pasta and pastries, gain weight and voila! - jersey will fit.
05-19-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By onyerleft

I've replaced all my vintage dust caps with...

I've replaced all my vintage dust caps with modern ones that will accept a hex key. Sure, it's not as vintage looking but it's one less potential problem that could leave me stranded.
05-19-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By onyerleft

The cycling scenes are great and I really, really...

The cycling scenes are great and I really, really wanted to like this movie but it grossed me out -- especially when the old broads ate the frogs.
05-19-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,400
Posted By onyerleft

Meh. While it was a nice crank and more choices...

Meh. While it was a nice crank and more choices are better than fewer choices, there are plenty of other cranks that can do the job.
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By onyerleft

Not a fan of Torelli, sorry. It's a phony brand....

Not a fan of Torelli, sorry. It's a phony brand. An enterprising American bike store owner from Ventura, CA (and a jerk, if you ask me) contracts with Italian factories and slaps a faux-Italian...
Forum: Foo
05-18-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By onyerleft

Hey, wha' happened?

Hey, wha' happened?
Forum: Introductions
05-17-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 566
Posted By onyerleft

You can find amazing things in dumpster. I found...

You can find amazing things in dumpster. I found my current mattress lying right next to a dumpster. The urine, fecal and vomit stains cleaned right up with a little mechanical action and some...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By onyerleft

Buy the Canyon and save $1,700.

Buy the Canyon and save $1,700.
05-17-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,054
Posted By onyerleft

I don't blame the seller. Why should he break...

I don't blame the seller. Why should he break the seal just to satisfy some (potential) deadbeat flake who will respond as follows: "Thanks for the picture, now I've got to see if I can get 20 bucks...
Forum: Touring
05-16-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By onyerleft

"Chain Jam" -- isn't that the name of some rock...

"Chain Jam" -- isn't that the name of some rock group?
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By onyerleft

Is niiiice! You should make this bicycle for...

Is niiiice! You should make this bicycle for yourself, if the fits is okay. Sorry, but I am cannot be answer to you'r question because I have a GAP in my knowledge of the Basso's.
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