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09-24-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,295
Posted By Mulberry20

I have a 13 year old Serotta that is my daily...

I have a 13 year old Serotta that is my daily bike. It has Campy Chorus on it. Iíve been offered $3,700 for it. Not sure anyone would want a carbon bike that was 13 years old, just saying.
09-23-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,295
Posted By Mulberry20

Thats total BS. High end steel frames are...

Thats total BS. High end steel frames are actually lighter than carbon frames. It has a lot of advantages, most notably a top custom steel frame is about $3,500 whereas a custom carbon frame non...
09-23-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,295
Posted By Mulberry20

All City makes sexy bikes. I look at this...

All City makes sexy bikes.

I look at this one on a daily basis.

https://allcitycycles.com/bikes/zig_zag_ultegra
09-23-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,295
Posted By Mulberry20

That bike gave me a ..... 👍

That bike gave me a ..... 👍
09-23-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 520
Posted By Mulberry20

UES here, I live on 5th across from the reservoir.

UES here, I live on 5th across from the reservoir.
09-22-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By Mulberry20

Thatís why I said around. At least to me I would...

Thatís why I said around. At least to me I would spend another grand or two to go custom. I have prices from Barco and Casati for custom bikes with Chorus and Shamal Carbon wheels for approximately...
09-22-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By Mulberry20

Bike tires are essentially a circle when mounted...

Bike tires are essentially a circle when mounted and inflated so if they are wider they must also be taller. Has nothing to do with Continental.
09-22-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By Mulberry20

huh?

huh?
09-22-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By Mulberry20

The bike boom is going to end, sit tight.

The bike boom is going to end, sit tight.
09-22-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 520
Posted By Mulberry20

I live in Manhattan and in the process of buying...

I live in Manhattan and in the process of buying things for fall and winter too. I have plenty of long tights but need tops. I would get heavier tights like WOLACO which is based in Manhattan and a...
09-22-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By Mulberry20

Any good frame builder will size for those...

Any good frame builder will size for those allowances. Tinker with it as the years go by. Stainless steels bikes by Barco are running 17.5lbs even without a carbon fork, so 2.5 lbs lighter than that...
09-22-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By Mulberry20

I think $5,000.00 for any pre-built bike is...

I think $5,000.00 for any pre-built bike is expensive given that custom or semi-custom bikes can be built up for around that price. I would pass.

I have a hard stop at $3,500.00 for a pre-built...
09-22-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 279
Posted By Mulberry20

Converse All Stars Chuck Taylors, I use them for...

Converse All Stars Chuck Taylors, I use them for errands on my bike and for for weight lifting. Weather permitting, they are fantastic for bike riding.
09-21-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,781
Posted By Mulberry20

Negative, two reasons: Trek's move to a T47...

Negative, two reasons: Trek's move to a T47 threaded BB and the service levels at the stores which are generally very good to excellent, IMO.
09-21-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By Mulberry20

Here you go, ...

Here you go,
https://www.excelsports.com/main.asp?page=8&description=Rubino+Pro+Endurance+G2%2E0+Road+Tire&vendorCode=VITT&major=1&minor=27...
09-20-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 918
Posted By Mulberry20

When stuff was made of metal and by people. 👍...

When stuff was made of metal and by people. 👍 SAABs and Volvos from that era are also great. Is that tranny on the floor or column?
09-19-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 918
Posted By Mulberry20

i canít be of much help I havenít driven a car in...

i canít be of much help I havenít driven a car in three years but if need to know about the NYC subways reach out!
09-19-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 496
Posted By Mulberry20

Me two ďregularĒ bikes and one Nordic Trac S22i...

Me two ďregularĒ bikes and one Nordic Trac S22i for bad weather. Hopefully gym classes resume soon in NYC.
09-19-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By Mulberry20

Excel Sports in Boulder sells tire sets for more...

Excel Sports in Boulder sells tire sets for more than 50% of retail. A set of GP 5000s goes for $75. There are other sets too.
09-18-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By Mulberry20

I get it but race tires are not the delicate...

I get it but race tires are not the delicate unreliable creatures they use to be. If you have to fix a flat roadside I would rather have to remove and remount the Vittorias or Pirellis roadside any...
09-18-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By Mulberry20

Vittoria Corsas or Corsa Control Pirelli P Zero...

Vittoria Corsas or Corsa Control
Pirelli P Zero Velo or 4S
GP 5000's
09-18-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By Mulberry20

28s likely wont fit. I had a blue CAAD 7. In that...

28s likely wont fit. I had a blue CAAD 7. In that time period the standard was 23 and the bikes could take 25s but thatís about it. You really want to put Gatorskins on a bike that stiff? There are...
09-17-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By Mulberry20

get a new set and buy a quality tire,...

get a new set and buy a quality tire, Continental, Vittoria, Pirelli
09-15-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By Mulberry20

CicliCorsa in Italy is a smaller website but...

CicliCorsa in Italy is a smaller website but carries neat things. You can get the new Veloflex open tubulars there. The site has Challenge as well.
09-14-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 601
Posted By Mulberry20

The BB standard is now T47 on the Emonda and...

The BB standard is now T47 on the Emonda and Domane.
09-14-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 601
Posted By Mulberry20

I can't think of any but the Emonda and Tarmac...

I can't think of any but the Emonda and Tarmac are pretty serious bikes. If you are looking for something more compliant and relaxed look at the Trek Domane and Specialized Roubaix.

In terms of...
09-14-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 601
Posted By Mulberry20

Well, the Venge is gone unless some models from...

Well, the Venge is gone unless some models from last year are around. When the new Tarmac was released in July they killed it.

I would gravitate to Trek because in my experience the dealer...
09-13-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,555
Posted By Mulberry20

Donít feel so bad that you are confused by the...

Donít feel so bad that you are confused by the concept of gravel bikes. That is exactly the idea when it comes to marketing. People will often spend the most on something they donít need when they...
09-13-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,555
Posted By Mulberry20

99.99999999% of people buying gravel bikes are...

99.99999999% of people buying gravel bikes are not riding that trail.
09-13-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,820
Posted By Mulberry20

If puncture resistance is a priority then you...

If puncture resistance is a priority then you might like Panaracers Race Series A or D. They are made in Japan and very strong tires without the baggage of highly puncture resistant tires. My buddy...
09-13-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,820
Posted By Mulberry20

Life is too short to ride on hard, slow heavy...

Life is too short to ride on hard, slow heavy tires. The fun, fast and supple ones have gotten more durable, more puncture resistant and far cheaper online than they used to be. Excel Sports has two...
09-13-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,610
Posted By Mulberry20

I wouldnít change from my 53/39 and 12/25 setup...

I wouldnít change from my 53/39 and 12/25 setup for anything.
09-13-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,610
Posted By Mulberry20

An 11/42 cassette sounds like a better idea than...

An 11/42 cassette sounds like a better idea than it really is. On the road, no matter what chain ring you go with it is a nuisance to an abortion if you are riding on variable roads and shifting a...
09-12-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,555
Posted By Mulberry20

It is a brilliant marketing concept. Back in the...

It is a brilliant marketing concept. Back in the day, I rode throughout the northeast on unpaved roads on a beater bike because who in their right mind would take something nice on a road where rocks...
09-12-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By Mulberry20

The Pinarello has a threaded bottom bracket and...

The Pinarello has a threaded bottom bracket and will likely be much less troublesome. Both nice bikes. I saw the new Paris and Prince recently. The Paris is a good value and looks like the super bike...
09-11-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By Mulberry20

Merida and Specialized actually have a...

Merida and Specialized actually have a cross-ownership relationship.

It would be nice if Merida bikes were sold here because Specialized is out of stock of almost everything.
09-09-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 929
Posted By Mulberry20

I live in Manhattan and have been to the store...

I live in Manhattan and have been to the store downtown. They look even better in person.
09-09-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By Mulberry20

A friend who makes custom steel bikes uses them...

A friend who makes custom steel bikes uses them frequently but personally I would stick to Campagnolo or Fulcrum wheels. Fulcrum is made by Campagnolo.
09-07-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 607
Posted By Mulberry20

It still amazes me that people are spending so...

It still amazes me that people are spending so much money on bikes to take short rides on dirt trails. Something has to give in this bike craze.
09-07-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,213
Posted By Mulberry20

Just wait. The Gravel Bike Bubble will pop soon...

Just wait. The Gravel Bike Bubble will pop soon and they will be all over the place.
09-06-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Mulberry20

Coming from a dyed in the wool Campy guy, Shimano...

Coming from a dyed in the wool Campy guy, Shimano make the best pedals. No rocking, no creaking, no drama. No chipping, no peeling. Nice wide platform.
09-06-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By Mulberry20

My friend that uses them likes Tufos for everyday...

My friend that uses them likes Tufos for everyday riding and Veloflex for that special bike. Veloflex are considered the top.
09-06-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Mulberry20

I like Shimano better the cleats are better and...

I like Shimano better the cleats are better and cheaper. The pedal below the 105 pedal is around $50. I bought two pairs of 105 pedals 6 mos ago for less than $100 each. They are excellent pedals.
09-06-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By Mulberry20

Are you referring to tubular tires as in sew-ups...

Are you referring to tubular tires as in sew-ups or just clincher tires with tubes?
09-05-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,712
Posted By Mulberry20

Here, it is usually just one finger held pretty...

Here, it is usually just one finger held pretty high 🤣
09-05-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By Mulberry20

I have heard Scots are frugal.

I have heard Scots are frugal.
09-05-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,801
Views: 129,038
Posted By Mulberry20

7 times around the Central Park loop at a very...

7 times around the Central Park loop at a very brisk pace, gorgeous day, 44 miles.
09-04-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,067
Posted By Mulberry20

No import duty for me. Got lucky I guess but you...

No import duty for me. Got lucky I guess but you are in Canada right? I am in NYC and customs here is too busy for this stuff. Complete bikes get through for $50 not the 11%.

best,
09-04-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,067
Posted By Mulberry20

I wish I could fit 28's. I just ordered three...

I wish I could fit 28's. I just ordered three more 25's to get free shipping. I am using tubes and when the bead seats there is a pop as the tube expands. They fit tight the first time and the bead...
09-04-20, 04:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,067
Posted By Mulberry20

They have been fantastic after 3 months and...

They have been fantastic after 3 months and roughly 2,000 miles. My riding is somewhat in a controlled environment in that there is never sharp debris around, but no punctures. They are wearing well...
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