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03-09-21, 08:20 PM
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Posted By Het Volk

pcb Thanks so much for the wealth of the...

pcb Thanks so much for the wealth of the information.
03-08-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Het Volk

I agree - easiest is Open Pros, Even modern...

I agree - easiest is Open Pros, Even modern versions can look appropriate on older steel bikes from the 1970's and beyond (especially the 1980's).
03-08-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,572
Posted By Het Volk

PCB: Would this front rack work with the...

PCB:

Would this front rack work with the Fuji America fork mount bracket? (https://www.blackburndesign.com/p/outpost-world-touring-front-bike-rack/)
03-08-21, 10:55 PM
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Views: 1,572
Posted By Het Volk

Literally brand new B17. And I weight 150...

Literally brand new B17. And I weight 150 pounds, so cannot imagine there is much sag. I used to have a Specialized Romin on it, which was great as well (the Fizik Arionne was a different story, ...
03-08-21, 10:40 PM
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Views: 1,572
Posted By Het Volk

But this is why we come here. I find these...

But this is why we come here. I find these threads to be like a sports bar conversation, but for bikes. I learn a lot from this site, which is better than I can say for most places on the inter-webs....
03-08-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,572
Posted By Het Volk

BTW - thanks so much for such a deep dive on the...

BTW - thanks so much for such a deep dive on the America and its history. It is really kind of an misfit in bike design because as you noted, not really a touring bike, not a racing bike. It was...
03-08-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,572
Posted By Het Volk

So - this is how I ended up with my nil trail...

So - this is how I ended up with my nil trail statement, as imprecise as it is. Just eye balling it, not a lot of trail from what I can gather, but guessing the angle of the photo is skewing this...
03-08-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,572
Posted By Het Volk

Great observation. It has close to 0 trail based...

Great observation. It has close to 0 trail based on my measurements. I have not yet taken the plunge for a front loading bad / rack system. Interestingly, there is only one mount for what appears...
03-07-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,572
Posted By Het Volk

I never assumed people did it because it hurt. ...

I never assumed people did it because it hurt. However, lots of videos indicate that there are premium issues from Brooks saddles....and the fact that such saddles are not meant for drop bar ride...
03-07-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,572
Posted By Het Volk

Apologies. I meant the B17. Just a bad day of...

Apologies. I meant the B17. Just a bad day of posting in my end.
03-07-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,572
Posted By Het Volk

Jesus. My mind was in a fog and was not past my...

Jesus. My mind was in a fog and was not past my first cup of coffee. Yes. B17
03-07-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,685
Posted By Het Volk

Maybe what was old, is new again. But this seems...

Maybe what was old, is new again. But this seems to be solving the same issue that the dropped chainstay design does now, which is allow for better tire clearance (since tightest point for tire...
03-07-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,572
Posted By Het Volk

Brooks Saddle Angle

So I just dropped a Brooks B17 on my single speed commuter / sport touring bike and rather than the “angled up” style, actually have is basically neutral.

I was worried that I would lose ability...
03-07-21, 09:14 AM
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Posted By Het Volk

03-07-21, 09:13 AM
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Views: 4,094
Posted By Het Volk

What they are attempting to do I think adds...

What they are attempting to do I think adds complexity, and they are starting from scratch as software companies, compared to the more established software brands. Also - as anyone can attest who...
02-22-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,853
Posted By Het Volk

To be fair, this study is basically not for...

To be fair,

this study is basically not for really anyone interested in "training". This is more for people interested in losing a few pounds (which is fine), but the entire focus of the study...
02-22-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,853
Posted By Het Volk

Agreed, a lot of it is over-eager beginners...

Agreed,
a lot of it is over-eager beginners thinking they can CAT up to level 2 in a single summer, and unless extremely gifted physiologically, it is going to require likely more than they...
02-22-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,853
Posted By Het Volk

I think there is a need for those professionals'...

I think there is a need for those professionals' services for athletes at a certain talent level. A CAT 3 racer with proven talent trying to take it to the next level.

However, I think a lot of...
02-21-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,853
Posted By Het Volk

What are your goals?

I get so annoyed at these studies, and in general, the overall direction towards cyclists regarding training.

Want to just lose weight, and have lots of time for long rides, multiple times per...
02-21-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,525
Posted By Het Volk

Yes - this is potentially a reason that his...

Yes - this is potentially a reason that his set-up is not dialed in as it would be when in the care of Team Mechanics day-in and day-out during the season.
02-17-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 842,350
Posted By Het Volk

Why would you sell that? Also - the lacing...

Why would you sell that?

Also - the lacing on those wheels seems less loaded touring oriented and more racing oriented.
02-15-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,525
Posted By Het Volk

he is in California on his own. Not sure whether...

he is in California on his own. Not sure whether he has a team mechanic but guessing no and he is kind of on his own or a local shop.
02-15-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By Het Volk

Gonna be honest. I forgot to check back in the...

Gonna be honest. I forgot to check back in the original post as I may have been a few pints too many when posting that. 😁
02-15-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By Het Volk

I see they updated the schedule and it now...

I see they updated the schedule and it now includes the Italian races.

https://help.globalcyclingnetwork.com/hc/en-gb/articles/360015571479-United-States-of-America


Looks as if they updated...
02-14-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By Het Volk

In the United States, GCN+ does not carry most...

In the United States, GCN+ does not carry most Italian races. In order to get the Italian races, you needed Fubo (which sub-licensed to Flobikes, and might be why Fubo Cycling is gone, because Fubo...
02-14-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By Het Volk

Fubo Cycling Pass

So....it appears that Fubo has dropped the cycling pass and no longer is sublicensing to Flobikes, and in order to renew, you will be forced to switch over to Fubo.tv subscription, which will cost...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-14-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By Het Volk

Stanridge Speed

Curious,

I suppose the answer is obvious, given his websites are gone, but when and why did Adam Eldridge end both Standridge Speed and Wraith brands? I found him to be kind of a visionary as to...
02-13-21, 09:15 PM
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Posted By Het Volk

Ironically, kids might be the only weight rider...

Ironically, kids might be the only weight rider that would not buckle this frame.
02-13-21, 09:14 PM
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Posted By Het Volk

First of all - I love this bike for everything it...

First of all - I love this bike for everything it represents.

- 19 speeds - truth in advertising, because this seller is likely taking into account the fact it does not actually cross chain to...
02-13-21, 09:02 PM
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Posted By Het Volk

When you lay the wattage down.

When you lay the wattage down.
02-13-21, 05:26 PM
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Views: 731
Posted By Het Volk

Seems to me, a mid-90's bike allows you basically...

Seems to me, a mid-90's bike allows you basically to build with anything aluminum. Mavic Open Pros are as good as any, and those were around at the time that Cannondale was around.

If you want...
02-13-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,569
Posted By Het Volk

Why not get a Surly?

Why not get a Surly?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,376
Posted By Het Volk

Yes - they likely acquired PowerTap to kill it,...

Yes - they likely acquired PowerTap to kill it, as it was competition. If you think the conservative case against anti-trust enforcement makes sense.....well, see here.

However, there are so many...
02-07-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By Het Volk

It is funny how design trends in tires can be...

It is funny how design trends in tires can be shown in how bikes were designed. Back when this bike came out, NO ONE would have thought about riding 28mm width tires on a road bike, and the frame...
02-07-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 128,666
Posted By Het Volk

My favorite bike to ride is my Gios Compact Pro,...

My favorite bike to ride is my Gios Compact Pro, which has 39.5CM chain stays. Really great bike to ride. But no way would I want that to make that a touring bike. I think the longer chainstays...
02-06-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 128,666
Posted By Het Volk

Fascinating all the disagreement on what makes a...

Fascinating all the disagreement on what makes a sport touring bike, and why they are tough to describe and also, why are they increasingly extinct as a category.

Sport is in the term for a...
02-06-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By Het Volk

I really like contrasting paint jobs like this. ...

I really like contrasting paint jobs like this. All too often, when using muted colors like sage, the default is black, rather than going the opposite, and getting a bright color that really pops. ...
02-06-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By Het Volk

Curious - can you elaborate. Seat stay bridge...

Curious - can you elaborate. Seat stay bridge seems fairly normal, no? Or should it be more arched?

And what is the "cross tube". You mean the chain stay bridge?
02-05-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,812
Posted By Het Volk

Seems like just a story selling products?

Seems like just a story selling products?
02-04-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,819
Posted By Het Volk

Okay - I found the site..... VeloViewer...

Okay - I found the site.....

VeloViewer (https://veloviewer.com/#logout) - this is the site I was referencing
02-04-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,561
Posted By Het Volk

I suspect their customer base skews older, and...

I suspect their customer base skews older, and this is a response to that market demand.
02-02-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,861
Posted By Het Volk

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

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/850d6179_118e_487a_b32f_ee966e1afd56_5d6629ad97b786ec7bd7adecff907d6944a788fa.jpeg
This....potentially. While Made in France, and kind...
02-02-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By Het Volk

Maybe the guys at Rivendell get it, as well as...

Maybe the guys at Rivendell get it, as well as Surly, but I still think Touring bikes make so much sense for most people. What is interesting, is that the Raleigh is effectively so close to a gravel...
02-02-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By Het Volk

Well- they no longer are producing the...

Well- they no longer are producing the Professional, so you can forget about that unless you can find on before they are sold out at retail.
02-02-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,561
Posted By Het Volk

Keep in mind - this is a forum in which people...

Keep in mind - this is a forum in which people scour Craigslist, Marketplace and EBAY looking for deals on vintage bikes. Of course they think Riv bikes are too expensive.
02-01-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,038
Posted By Het Volk

The Trek seems to have a more slack head tube...

The Trek seems to have a more slack head tube angle.
01-31-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By Het Volk

Italian Races - US TV Coverage

Already with the news of NBC sport that cycling coverage may end up in the dark ages.....but I also found out that Flobikes has dropped Italian races from its offering. Does anyone have a clue as to...
01-31-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,561
Posted By Het Volk

As for Hillibikes, he is not going for the Dew...

As for Hillibikes, he is not going for the Dew Code Red drinking set. If you look at where they ride, they ride in the foothills of Northern California, where there is ample open, single track that...
01-31-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,561
Posted By Het Volk

Interesting handlebar system, but unlike...

Interesting handlebar system, but unlike traditional quill stems, it is proprietary. However, ability to not have to cut a steerer tube is a much added design that I hope other's will integrate into...
01-29-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,601
Posted By Het Volk

We have an ALU Raleigh Technium, and I think it...

We have an ALU Raleigh Technium, and I think it holds up well, but as a bonded ALU/Steel combo, not sure it qualifies as an ALU bike comparable to the VITUS or C-Dale.


I think the C-Dale CAAD...
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