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07-13-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By nomadmax

Do you want the size or the geometry? The size...

Do you want the size or the geometry? The size will be stamped on the BB, the two below are SLX bikes, both are 54cm and have 54.7cm top tubes. Have the seller take pics and put a tape measure on it....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 502
Posted By nomadmax

If I "think" lighter wheels make a difference;...

If I "think" lighter wheels make a difference; they make a difference.
07-10-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 894
Posted By nomadmax

A pair or Guerciottis A pair of Colnagos A...

A pair or Guerciottis
A pair of Colnagos
A pair of Merckxs plus a couple others running Campy 10 speed that all get ridden ;)
07-10-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 739
Posted By nomadmax

As someone who is eventually going to need a...

As someone who is eventually going to need a transplanted organ; I wholeheartedly support the right of anyone over the age of 18 to ride without a helmet. (bicycle or motorcycle)
07-10-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 894
Posted By nomadmax

I have spare 10 speed Ergo shifters...

I have spare 10 speed Ergo shifters rebuilt/stored and ready for service. I just ordered six Campy 12-30 10 speed cassettes and chains. Ten speed stuff isn't hard to find.
Forum: Introductions
07-10-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By nomadmax

Welcome, from Germantown.

Welcome, from Germantown.
07-10-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By nomadmax

What he ^ said. Screen shot or it didn't...

What he ^ said.

Screen shot or it didn't happen ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,259
Posted By nomadmax

Everybody knows about "the wall" right?

Everybody knows about "the wall" right?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,259
Posted By nomadmax

I'm not a big "numbers" guy, the only thing on my...

I'm not a big "numbers" guy, the only thing on my handlebars is tape ;) That said, when I head out in the morning I know an "aw h*ll no" day two seconds after I step out the door.
Forum: Want To Buy
07-10-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 49
Posted By nomadmax

WTB Merckx Steel 54ish-55cm

Looking for a Merckx steel frame/fork in the 55cm top tube neighborhood. 56 C to C is a little on the tall side for me as it winds up being 57+ C to T. Something with Century geometry is a plus but...
Forum: Want To Buy
07-10-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By nomadmax

Just can't swing a 53, good looking out though. ...

Just can't swing a 53, good looking out though.

Bump for steel Guerciottis in the 54-56 range. Prefer frame & fork, I have enough unused parts in boxes already ;) If you're thinking of letting one...
07-08-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 913
Posted By nomadmax

If you're willing to do some fabrication, you can...

If you're willing to do some fabrication, you can make just about anything fit ;) I'd start on your local Craigslist.

...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-06-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By nomadmax

Alan Wanta in Florida.

Alan Wanta in Florida.
07-04-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By nomadmax

Zero degree

Zero degree
07-03-20, 03:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By nomadmax

Are your core/trunk muscles up to the task of...

Are your core/trunk muscles up to the task of supporting your body in a riding position? If not, your hands are supporting more weight than they should.
07-03-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By nomadmax

Very well done! Tom Eason would be proud.

Very well done! Tom Eason would be proud.
07-02-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,129
Posted By nomadmax

It had to sting huh? :roflmao2:

It had to sting huh? :roflmao2:
07-01-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,418
Posted By nomadmax

After all this, you had better post up some GOOD...

After all this, you had better post up some GOOD photos ;)
07-01-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 446
Posted By nomadmax

Wow! That is an awesome job.

Wow!

That is an awesome job.
06-30-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,418
Posted By nomadmax

If you keep deliberating, somebody else is gonna...

If you keep deliberating, somebody else is gonna but that bike. When it comes to vintage stuff, do or don't, but decide quickly.
06-29-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,067
Posted By nomadmax

If the RD is reluctant to drop to the smallest...

If the RD is reluctant to drop to the smallest cog(s) I'd take a look at the cable up inside the brake/shifter. If it's frayed it won't let the RD travel to it's most outboard position. I've seen...
06-28-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By nomadmax

I haven't had all my coffee yet and I may have...

I haven't had all my coffee yet and I may have missed the answer above. Can you tell me the typical seat and head tube angles for a Merckx Corsa Extra (x) on BB and a 54.5cm top tube?

I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,164
Posted By nomadmax

That right there ^^^^^. Stop changing...

That right there ^^^^^.

Stop changing equipment and get that core into shape. Then, if changes are warranted make them.
06-24-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 791
Posted By nomadmax

You can make a small bike bigger but you can't...

You can make a small bike bigger but you can't make a big bike smaller. If it were me, I'd get the 54 and run a longer stem and get a tighter triangle/better standover in the deal.
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By nomadmax

Hi

Hi
Forum: Touring
06-23-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,697
Posted By nomadmax

According to the video, not true thru axles.

According to the video, not true thru axles.
06-23-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,129
Posted By nomadmax

There's been plenty of riders on $5000.00 bikes...

There's been plenty of riders on $5000.00 bikes left like they were tied to a post by riders on $500.00 bikes.

The biggest difference in cycling is the motor.
06-23-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,469
Posted By nomadmax

This right here. Works better than anything for...

This right here. Works better than anything for me.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/225x225/index_73681a7a66bbadff68f9e55e2c820945e813aad9.jpg
06-22-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,205
Posted By nomadmax

No I said what I meant; it was sarcasm. Some...

No I said what I meant; it was sarcasm. Some people look for difficult solutions to simple problems.
06-22-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,205
Posted By nomadmax

That's too easy and leaves you with a wrench...

That's too easy and leaves you with a wrench capable of two different pedal sizes ;) Better to ruin a good wrench ;)
06-22-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By nomadmax

Remember, you asked. I arrived at this...

Remember, you asked.

I arrived at this knowledge from the combined experience of:

*Being a former road & mountain bike racer
*Being an LAW Effective Cycling Instructor
*By developing a...
06-20-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By nomadmax

Although I've never met him, I've seen his videos...

Although I've never met him, I've seen his videos and read his posts. Despite having one of the nicest bike collections, he's enthusiastic about other people's bikes that don't even come close to...
06-20-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 986
Posted By nomadmax

Two words disc brakes ;)

Two words

disc brakes ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,505
Posted By nomadmax

I have Grandma's purse strapped under my saddle,...

I have Grandma's purse strapped under my saddle, that bad boy has everything but a tissue with some spit on it for clean up. I mostly ride alone where cell service is spotty so self rescue is the...
06-19-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,923
Posted By nomadmax

Cycling stopped being work for me a long time...

Cycling stopped being work for me a long time ago; if I don't feel like it, I don't ride. Most of the time, riding when you don't feel like it doesn't net you any performance gains.
06-18-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,111
Posted By nomadmax

Fixed it for ya;) "I believe the technical...

Fixed it for ya;)

"I believe the technical phrase is ea$y pea$y one two three$y". See you tomorrow.
06-18-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,918
Posted By nomadmax

Gotta lift the weight if you wanna lift the...

Gotta lift the weight if you wanna lift the weight.



Otherwise known as "horse shoe in the glove" ;)
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By nomadmax

Schwinn used technology licensed from Klein. They...

Schwinn used technology licensed from Klein. They were manufactured at the Greenville, MS, Schwinn plant.
06-17-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By nomadmax

One sure way to determine 70s from 80s is the...

One sure way to determine 70s from 80s is the seat tube on a 70s Sprint will have a bend in the seat tube above the bottom bracket. An 80s model won't.

...
06-17-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,525
Posted By nomadmax

You've been wronged my friend, you just don't...

You've been wronged my friend, you just don't know it. Get a lawyer and sue ;) All kidding aside, the only reason I don't have an E-road bike right now is I want the development of the next three...
06-17-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,116
Posted By nomadmax

When you get the drinking out of a bottle in a...

When you get the drinking out of a bottle in a group thing mastered you can start learning how to pee off the bike while a team mate pushes you ;)
06-17-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,116
Posted By nomadmax

If you can't drink from a bottle while riding you...

If you can't drink from a bottle while riding you don't belong on a group ride where you're in close proximity with other riders. Take your bike out to big parking lot and figure it out; remember,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,633
Posted By nomadmax

There is absolutely NOTHING as entertaining as a...

There is absolutely NOTHING as entertaining as a Bike Forums crash reconstruction thread :roflmao2: There can't be any "structural engineer" positions open in the USA given the number of people on...
06-17-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By nomadmax

This doesn't really mean much but I'm 5'8" with...

This doesn't really mean much but I'm 5'8" with an 81.5cm/32" cycling inseam. I ride 54.5cm-55cm top tubes with a 120mm 0 degree stem. On the surface, it sounds like you might be riding a frame...
06-16-20, 04:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By nomadmax

Turn off Strava, take everything off your...

Turn off Strava, take everything off your handlebars that relates to speed, time or distance and ride your bike; you'll be a lot happier. It doesn't matter how fast somebody else is unless that's...
06-16-20, 03:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 778
Posted By nomadmax

You have to shim the chainrings (only one) on...

You have to shim the chainrings (only one) on modern cranks to allow for the wider chain.

https://wheelsmfg.com/products/crank-pedal-parts/chainring-spacers.html
06-15-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,840
Posted By nomadmax

Do you want an ALL steel bike or a steel frame...

Do you want an ALL steel bike or a steel frame and CF fork?
06-15-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By nomadmax

That looks like a 10 speed "compact" FD. Large...

That looks like a 10 speed "compact" FD. Large chain ring is usually not bigger than 50T.
06-15-20, 03:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,399
Posted By nomadmax

gfk_velo I really appreciate the time and...

gfk_velo

I really appreciate the time and effort you put in to help us around here. Thank you.
06-15-20, 03:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,831
Posted By nomadmax

Ding ding ding, correct. He was a member of...

Ding ding ding, correct.

He was a member of Stealers Wheel ;)
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