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04-30-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,953
Posted By Midway

I live Midway between Seattle and Tacoma...

I live Midway between Seattle and Tacoma Washington and very near an area called Midway on the West Hill. I tried a number of other user names associated with my “hobby” of Sports Photography but...
03-31-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 813
Views: 199,611
Posted By Midway

My wife's Sirrus Expert Carbon finally came in,...

My wife's Sirrus Expert Carbon finally came in, took almost 6 weeks but she is a happy camper.
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03-26-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,964
Posted By Midway

Almost 62, 195 pounds and had a left hip...

Almost 62, 195 pounds and had a left hip replacement late November 2018. Three months after the replacement, took my first real ride in over 15 years and was clipped in with SPD SL pedals. I came to...
03-17-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By Midway

Surf and swim shirts are an option. They have...

Surf and swim shirts are an option. They have both tight and loose fitting styles. O'neil, Billybong, Quick Silver...., Here is a link to just one of many name brands. surf shirts, Rashgaurds, sun...
03-16-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,553
Posted By Midway

Yes, Seattle Times. I took over my brother's...

Yes, Seattle Times. I took over my brother's route and needed to keep it in his name for a year or so because I wasn't old enough. Used my Schwinn two speed bike and hung my paper bag on the front or...
03-12-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,023
Posted By Midway

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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90's? Colnago Master Piu
03-11-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 24,319
Views: 2,261,569
Posted By Midway

You give me hope and inspiration, there is...

You give me hope and inspiration, there is quality of life after hip replacements.
03-11-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 24,319
Views: 2,261,569
Posted By Midway

Fighting a cold but the weather was too nice not...

Fighting a cold but the weather was too nice not to get out. Reached 50 degrees yesterday! My first consecutive day rides since back on the bike, just over 3 months since my hip replacement.
03-10-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,471
Posted By Midway

I've been fighting a cold and it has been so cold...

I've been fighting a cold and it has been so cold for so long but today's heatwave of 50 degrees and sunny was impossible to resist so took a nice ride along the green river. Ride 3 on my path to...
03-10-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,471
Posted By Midway

See post # 43. I now have two great bikes to ride.

See post # 43. I now have two great bikes to ride.
03-09-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,471
Posted By Midway

The Master was used by a number of racing teams...

The Master was used by a number of racing teams starting around 1983. The Master Piu was an evolution introduced later in the 80's as Colnagos's top of the line steel frame and never officially...
03-08-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,471
Posted By Midway

I think you are on to something. I was always led...

I think you are on to something. I was always led to believe the Colnago Master Piu had a relatively short wheelbase but whether it does or not, I was beginning to think it could be something else. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By Midway

I am in a position similar to the OP. I've had a...

I am in a position similar to the OP. I've had a hanging rack for 20 years and have never had any problems. I have just purchased a couple new carbon frames for my wife and I and wouldn't have...
03-05-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 813
Views: 199,611
Posted By Midway

Yakima Rack Pictures; why and how would this be...

Yakima Rack Pictures; why and how would this be hard on carbon frames?

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03-04-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 813
Views: 199,611
Posted By Midway

I have a Yakama hitch rack that holds 4 bikes,...

I have a Yakama hitch rack that holds 4 bikes, frame hanging style with extra tie straps below for the wheels that add additional stability while also keeping the wheels from spinning. My impression...
02-27-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,715
Posted By Midway

Jarrettsin, I found something similar that we...

Jarrettsin, I found something similar that we both enjoy, a wine tasting ride through Cascade Bicycle Club. I spilled the beans on the bike, wanted to be sure she was excited about it and she is. Now...
02-26-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,715
Posted By Midway

We stopped at a Specialized dealer to pick up a...

We stopped at a Specialized dealer to pick up a skull cap, which they didn't have in a size that would fit, and causally looked at some Sirrus bikes. She got on a few and really liked them which is...
02-26-19, 12:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,715
Posted By Midway

What type of riding do you do on fitness bikes?

I've ordered a Specialized Sirrus Expert Carbon for my wife and would appreciate some input on the type or riding typical with a fitness bike. What type of rides do you take, how far, how fast?
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By Midway

I just changed the opposite direction, from Look...

I just changed the opposite direction, from Look to SPD-SL. It has been a slight adjustment as I find it a little bit more difficult to engage the Shimano but with time I am not noticing the...
02-25-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24,319
Views: 2,261,569
Posted By Midway

A nice surprise with a beautiful sunny but cool...

A nice surprise with a beautiful sunny but cool day as I started late morning. 43 degrees, feels like 35 degrees is what the report tells me. Add wind chill and a head wind and after 10 1/4 miles I...
02-22-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 199,611
Posted By Midway

I've sent Specialized an email on tire/rim/frame...

I've sent Specialized an email on tire/rim/frame sizes between the Expert Carbon and X Comp Carbon. I'll let you know if I hear back.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,661
Posted By Midway

Dangerous sport these days.. Never crossed my...

Dangerous sport these days.. Never crossed my mind growing up though I'm sure the risk was still there. Fearlessness and indestructible mindset of youth I suppose.

I took my new bike out Tuesday...
02-21-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 813
Views: 199,611
Posted By Midway

I placed an order for the Women's Sirrus Expert...

I placed an order for the Women's Sirrus Expert Carbon in a small for my wife today. It will be 3 weeks or more before stock comes in and according to my bike store they have a different color scheme...
02-21-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,471
Posted By Midway

I don't think I'll have a problem riding the...

I don't think I'll have a problem riding the Colnago once I learn to ride again. I've got it all tuned up and have ridden around the neighborhood and it feels great. I took the Synapse out on a bike...
02-21-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 813
Views: 199,611
Posted By Midway

I received a reply from Specialized and they do...

I received a reply from Specialized and they do expect stock sometime in March. I think I will place a backorder but have a question on tire/wheel sizes.

The Expert Carbon comes with 30mm tires...
02-20-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,383
Posted By Midway

Thank you. I'm not clear on the significance of...

Thank you. I'm not clear on the significance of the 650B wheel size other than it is smaller than the 700c offered with the Sirrus. The specs seem close to the Sirrus and the cost is $600 less so...
02-19-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,383
Posted By Midway

I am looking for a fitness bike for my wife. What...

I am looking for a fitness bike for my wife. What size is your wife? I was looking at the Specialized Women's Sirrus Expert Carbon in a small but they are out of stock. Of course the ROADLITE WMN CF...
02-19-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 199,611
Posted By Midway

I want to get a fitness bike for my wife and...

I want to get a fitness bike for my wife and narrowed it down to a Women's Sirrus Expert Carbon in a small but there doesn't seem to be any stock at any dealers and The Specialized web site shows all...
02-16-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,471
Posted By Midway

My wife will hate the poor light iPhone picture...

My wife will hate the poor light iPhone picture but she is still my favorite bike stand. I made it to the bike store and picked up my new Synapse today. Can't wait to ride it.
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02-14-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,471
Posted By Midway

I have decided to do both, keep my Colanago for...

I have decided to do both, keep my Colanago for its sentimental value and the fact it is a blast to ride and get an Endurance Bike to get me back in shape and be more comfortable on longer rides.
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02-13-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,421
Posted By Midway

No, it was meant to be an answer. Apparently my...

No, it was meant to be an answer. Apparently my effort failed.
02-13-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,421
Posted By Midway

I am new to the forum and as a stereotypical...

I am new to the forum and as a stereotypical male, have not read the forum guides or instructions but haven’t had any issues. It has always been as simple as going advanced, hitting the attachment...
02-12-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,436
Posted By Midway

I love the "Next Post" sidebar; all that shows is...

I love the "Next Post" sidebar; all that shows is what I took as a title reading "I love my trainer - NOT!"

With 8 inches of snow the past few days it is the only option to get some work in....
02-12-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,964
Posted By Midway

Aussie's love to run and should be great on the...

Aussie's love to run and should be great on the trail if trained and the particular dog has the right temperament. Fortunately they are quick learners.

My daughter bought the one on the left and...
02-12-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,199
Posted By Midway

What has happened to Colorado Cyclist? I don't...

What has happened to Colorado Cyclist? I don't see any mention of them.

I've been away from the sport for some time and they were on of my favorites 15 to 20 years ago.
02-10-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2,344
Views: 441,780
Posted By Midway

Another 8 inches a snow since I took this picture...

Another 8 inches a snow since I took this picture and no end in sight. I was just telling someone in Chicago what a mild winter we were having. Mid 90's Colnago I think.
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02-10-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By Midway

Beautiful bike, great work. What components, ...

Beautiful bike, great work. What components, stem, wheels etc. did you decide on?
02-09-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,905
Posted By Midway

In the spirit of the tread "No Doubt - I'm Out of...

In the spirit of the tread "No Doubt - I'm Out of Touch", I also have Ultegra 6500. Mine with 9 speed, STI, 12x23 I purchased in early 2000.

I have been thinking of upgrading but torn between...
02-09-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By Midway

Beautiful bike. That is inspiring.

Beautiful bike. That is inspiring.
02-08-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By Midway

My frame has a few light scratches in the paint...

My frame has a few light scratches in the paint due to some minor falls and I would like to touch it up. The black paint is metallic with specs of many other colors. Any suggestions on how to match...
02-08-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By Midway

I found this email through a search on this forum...

I found this email through a search on this forum and just tried it myself. Not sure if it is correct. laura@colnago.com
02-08-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By Midway

The link to this restoration is crazy; I can...

The link to this restoration is crazy; I can dream of doing something like this anyway. The Video title says Master PIU but I don't think it is one.

I don't know much about Campagnolo Potenza. Is...
02-07-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By Midway

I thought PIU meant Plus? I did know about the...

I thought PIU meant Plus? I did know about the internal routing. I am not finding any current groups in silver; I assume that isn't an option anymore? That is unfortunate. I prefer to stay with...
02-07-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,698
Posted By Midway

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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02-07-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By Midway

I took it out once in between rain and snow and...

I took it out once in between rain and snow and have had it on the trainer for a few weeks while I rehab from my hip replacement I had on November 27th. I will get out and ride as the weather...
02-07-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By Midway

I saw yours just as I was posting my. Quite a...

I saw yours just as I was posting my. Quite a coincidence. I will follow yours as well. Thanks.
02-07-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By Midway

Colnago Master PIU rebuild advice

I bought a Colnago Master PIU frame from Colorado Cyclist in early 2000 and due to finances at the time, had Colorado Cyclist build the bike kit with Ultegra. I always regretted not putting Italian...
02-06-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By Midway

Colorado Cyclist with Winter coupon code saves $40

Colorado Cyclist with Winter coupon code saves $40
02-03-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,471
Posted By Midway

The link isn't working for me but you have raised...

The link isn't working for me but you have raised a red flag. I wouldn't want a catastrophic failure. I've always wanted to upgrade to a proper Italian group set for a classic Italian frame. The...
02-02-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 874
Posted By Midway

I appreciate all the advice and through searching...

I appreciate all the advice and through searching the forum, have read most of the points repeated here. I'm not disagreeing with any of them and for most riding won't even bring a lock but there are...
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