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Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 677
Posted By zatopek

I am 6’0”, 33” inseam. Sizing charts typically...

I am 6’0”, 33” inseam. Sizing charts typically indicate 56 or 57 cm frames for me. Of my many road racing bikes, the 55 cm frames fit me best as I build them up from frames and can dial in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,358
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: 26
Views: 958
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: 26,827
Views: 16,851,926
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
07-15-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26,827
Views: 16,851,926
Posted By zatopek

Proud of you for building it. Kudos. Proud of you...

Proud of you for building it. Kudos. Proud of you for fearlessness. Looks HAWT! Show us the drive side.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,353
Posted By zatopek

As I near my local rotary, I move to the middle...

As I near my local rotary, I move to the middle of the lane on the two lane road, remain in the middle of the lane through the rotary and then move to the right edge of the roadway after exiting the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,192
Posted By zatopek

Lower limit = 20 degrees F. Upper limit = 95...

Lower limit = 20 degrees F. Upper limit = 95 degrees F.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By zatopek

I have 3 BMCs, 2 Al and 1 CF. One of the Al bikes...

I have 3 BMCs, 2 Al and 1 CF. One of the Al bikes is the ALR. Bang for the buck, it is one of the best bikes one can buy, IMHO. It is light enough, rigid enough, does not rattle your fillings out...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By zatopek

That is an interesting, to me, question. Probably...

That is an interesting, to me, question. Probably yes, with a qualifier. I buy frames, mostly used, online and build them up to specifications of my own desire in a seemingly endless quest for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By zatopek

Sounds like there is no need for a new bike, only...

Sounds like there is no need for a new bike, only a yen for one. Nothing wrong with that. However, if your current ride fits well, performs well and is not holding you back with respect to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26,827
Views: 16,851,926
Posted By zatopek

melikebikey35, Wow, just wow! Sweet!

melikebikey35,
Wow, just wow! Sweet!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 26,827
Views: 16,851,926
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: 10,330
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, 08:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,983
Posted By zatopek

That olive/orange R3 is da schnizzle. You MUST...

That olive/orange R3 is da schnizzle. You MUST repost a pic of the final build. Have fun putting your new bike together and then, ride it like you stole it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,953
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
05-20-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,482
Posted By zatopek

What is this “rest day” of which you speak?

What is this “rest day” of which you speak?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 155,519
Posted By zatopek

Your Merckx rocks.

Your Merckx rocks.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 155,519
Posted By zatopek

The purple Vigorelli is quite hot.

The purple Vigorelli is quite hot.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10,289
Views: 2,844,336
Posted By zatopek

IMHO, your bike is perfect!

IMHO, your bike is perfect!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,116
Posted By zatopek

Your post led me to disengage my Carl Strong Foco...

Your post led me to disengage my Carl Strong Foco steel racer from its own bondage on the trainer for a jaunt tomorrow. Thanks. I have missed the old girl. Looking forward to a cruise on Force 10...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,657
Posted By zatopek

Threaded BBs are pretty much idiot proof. They...

Threaded BBs are pretty much idiot proof. They are reliable, easy to remove and install and relatively cheap. I have bikes with English threaded, Italian threaded, BB 30 and BB 86. All work well....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,116
Posted By zatopek

Subject/verb agreement, if you please: “Things...

Subject/verb agreement, if you please: “Things like street sweeping is routine.”
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By zatopek

1.5 years ago, I ordered a Pearson’s All Mod Cons...

1.5 years ago, I ordered a Pearson’s All Mod Cons complete bike from the U.K. No problems at all. IIRC, shipping ended up being about $95 U.S.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By zatopek

TortoiseAvenger, Good on ya. Ride it like you...

TortoiseAvenger,
Good on ya. Ride it like you stole it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,550
Posted By zatopek

I’ll bite. My Cipollini RB800 beat the crap out...

I’ll bite. My Cipollini RB800 beat the crap out of me after only 35 to 40 miles. It is one of the prettiest frames I have ridden and handled impeccably. But, it vibrated the heck out of me on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,847
Posted By zatopek

Ditto. Condors look tantalizing.

Ditto. Condors look tantalizing.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,116
Posted By zatopek

Yep, she’s a peach. Adopted her at 1 year old...

Yep, she’s a peach. Adopted her at 1 year old after she was surrendered in SC. At first she was aggressive with me and my 3 other dogs. She needed to know that she was safe and loved and that I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 848
Posted By zatopek

I have way too many road bikes. My favorites...

I have way too many road bikes. My favorites currently are an Alchemy Helios, HIA Velo Founder, Neilpryde Nazare, Storck Scenero, Colnago Extreme Power, Bowman Palace R and Giant TCR SLR. Only the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 219,116
Posted By zatopek

Most big dogs don’t live as long as small dogs....

Most big dogs don’t live as long as small dogs. Some do. I’ve got 4 dogs, one of whom is a 125 pound Khangal Shepherd. They typically live 12 to 15 years.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
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
02-17-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26,827
Views: 16,851,926
Posted By zatopek

Rides4Beer, Your new Giant is stunning.

Rides4Beer,
Your new Giant is stunning.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,257
Posted By zatopek

I ride both round and oval chain rings on my...

I ride both round and oval chain rings on my various road bikes. After many years and lots of miles on both, here are the differences I have detected. After really long rides, 80 miles or more, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,259
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
02-05-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26,827
Views: 16,851,926
Posted By zatopek

Those Mieles are some handsome old timers....

Those Mieles are some handsome old timers. However, your Miyata is the schnizzle. Thanks for sharing those pics.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,512
Posted By zatopek

My Palace R is 3 years old. I built it up with...

My Palace R is 3 years old. I built it up with SRAM Force mechanical 11 speed and HED Belgium wheels. I’ve had no problem with 25 mm tires rubbing. In my opinion, it is a superb frame that rides and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,090
Posted By zatopek

1. 120 miles 2. 50 miles 3. 20 miles

1. 120 miles
2. 50 miles
3. 20 miles
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 155,519
Posted By zatopek

Cypress, Your Giant is hot.

Cypress,
Your Giant is hot.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By zatopek

If you want it and can afford it, buy it. If not,...

If you want it and can afford it, buy it. If not, then don't. I have way too many bikes. The best days of my life are the ones in which the toughest decision I have have to make, on any given day, is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,530
Posted By zatopek

18 degrees Fahrenheit. Any colder and I am not...

18 degrees Fahrenheit. Any colder and I am not riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By zatopek

The rear derailleur could be shifted if the OP...

The rear derailleur could be shifted if the OP used a mechanical down tube shifter. Still, to operate that front derailleur electronically, the OP would have to purchase an eTap front derailleur and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By zatopek

I have found Canari garments to run true to...

I have found Canari garments to run true to "American" sizing. 6'0" and 175 pounds and large fits me well.
09-29-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By zatopek

Thanks for the leads. I’ll see what they yield.

Thanks for the leads. I’ll see what they yield.
09-28-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By zatopek

Hunting for a stem

Internet searches have, so far, failed. I am looking for -17 degree, 100 mm stem for a 1 1/4” steerer tube. Prefer Al but CF will do. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any leads.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 956
Posted By zatopek

3T Ergosum Pro

3T Ergosum Pro
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By zatopek

Sounds like you built the first frame? From a...

Sounds like you built the first frame? From a distance, it looks serious and all business. What tubeset did you employ? Your Fairlight caught my interest. I have been jonesing for a Strael the last...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By zatopek

Sweet old Colnago. That cable housing might be a...

Sweet old Colnago. That cable housing might be a distraction.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By zatopek

Old flame rekindled

Fortunate S.O.B. that I am, I have built up 8 used frames purchased on eBay over the years to choose from for my daily rides. Years ago, I purchased a used Carl Strong custom steel frame, constructed...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 155,519
Posted By zatopek

You stole my recommendations before they could be...

You stole my recommendations before they could be typed. Saddle is a bit funky and cages need to be black. Otherwise, I think it’s hot.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 26,827
Views: 16,851,926
Posted By zatopek

perfection!

perfection!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 244,819
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.
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