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07-16-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By jamesdak

I'm curious to see which one you wind up like...

I'm curious to see which one you wind up like better. I've said time and time again that my PDG Paramount is superior to my Waterford one. Blasphemy to many but that's how I see it.

I'm...
07-14-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By jamesdak

Almost afraid to post these after all the...

Almost afraid to post these after all the controversy over putting the early Greg Lemond Bikes in the G thread.:p

Kidding of course, LOL!

So the first Lemond was Billato built like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By jamesdak

Saturday - 50 miles on the wonderful Davidson. ...

Saturday - 50 miles on the wonderful Davidson. Did several pseudo-sprints during the ride with one go for broke one that was too slow, sigh. Good pace for the distance considering everything. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,294
Posted By jamesdak

I totally agree with that, hence why I don't ride...

I totally agree with that, hence why I don't ride my local one. Now try to explain that to all the drivers mad at me for being on THEIR road. You just can't win, LOL!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,294
Posted By jamesdak

Yeah, I won't ride our local path either. Too...

Yeah, I won't ride our local path either. Too many hazards for me and for others if I'm riding at speed. I wish I could but I really do have to ride the roads and deal with 55 mph traffic passing...
07-12-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,532
Posted By jamesdak

I ultimately still want a shiny low profile...

I ultimately still want a shiny low profile silver set on it. But I also want it moving as fast as my old legs can make it.
07-12-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,532
Posted By jamesdak

Well, I'm still trying to figure out the final...

Well, I'm still trying to figure out the final wheel configuration for this. I'm also wondering if the ones on it really are holding it back. About a week ago Merlin was selling the old Campagnolo...
07-11-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 51,396
Views: 6,721,700
Posted By jamesdak

My version is the best riding bike I own. ...

My version is the best riding bike I own. Someone needs to snap this up.
07-11-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,001
Posted By jamesdak

At those speeds this must have happened during...

At those speeds this must have happened during the Tour de France! ;)
07-09-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,918
Posted By jamesdak

LOL, dammit! :o

LOL, dammit! :o
07-08-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By jamesdak

So, just a final update on this bike. Was having...

So, just a final update on this bike. Was having issues with the FD rubbing on the crankarm. The owner at the best LBS in Ogden (love The Bike Shoppe !) tweaked the FD hanger and got it all sorted...
07-08-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 613
Posted By jamesdak

Well, I have the newer Zefal pumps and carry them...

Well, I have the newer Zefal pumps and carry them in pretty much all my bikes except for the few without a pump peg. But the past couple of years I also carry a CO2 inflator and a couple of...
07-08-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,918
Posted By jamesdak

To put it simply, weight is only part of the...

To put it simply, weight is only part of the equation.

Now the faster bike is red, white and blue and we know red makes a bike faster so yeah that's why! ;)
07-08-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By jamesdak

That is pretty cool though. So am I seeing some...

That is pretty cool though. So am I seeing some kind of built in stand for the front wheel with a locking mechanism from the fork to the downtube?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By jamesdak

Well, I got out both days finally. Beautiful...

Well, I got out both days finally. Beautiful weather both days.

Saturday - Got out early on the old 1985 Ribble bike. Really expected to crank out a fast ride but just couldn't maintain the...
07-07-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 122,534
Posted By jamesdak

I'll throw a couple rarer ones on here. ...

I'll throw a couple rarer ones on here.

First is this Vitus Argal. I can't find hardly anything about them on the internet but I did find a reference on here and a couple other places. I...
07-07-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,766
Posted By jamesdak

I'd so ride this!!!!!!!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb:

I'd so ride this!!!!!!!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb:
07-07-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 51,396
Views: 6,721,700
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, I have to agree with this. The seatpost...

Yep, I have to agree with this. The seatpost worries me but if the frame is clean inside it's well worth the price. These are rockets!
07-07-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,750
Posted By jamesdak

LOL, not a chance. ;) I will be playing...

LOL, not a chance. ;)

I will be playing with different wheel/tire combinations on it until I find the sweet spot for this setup.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,834
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, especially with Shimano trying to force the...

Yep, especially with Shimano trying to force the European sellers not to sell to us in the U.S. For people like me that means Shimano is dead to me with their crazy high U.S. prices. I can still get...
07-06-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,750
Posted By jamesdak

Hmmmm......So after two other rides this week...

Hmmmm......So after two other rides this week (Y-Foil & PDG Paramount) where I held a better than 20 mph avg I decided to give this bike with it's deep, light tubular wheels a shot at that pace. I...
07-06-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,720
Posted By jamesdak

You don't need protection if you don't text and...

You don't need protection if you don't text and ride at the same time. Sorta like don't text and drive.
07-06-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,918
Posted By jamesdak

It's never a simple matter of weight alone, LOL! ...

It's never a simple matter of weight alone, LOL! Too many other factors figure in. Today was a prime example. I took out the old SL tubed Ribble bike. It weighs 19 lbs, 7 ozs and has on some 40mm...
07-06-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 51,396
Views: 6,721,700
Posted By jamesdak

Dang, I can't sell my 1987 locally for 1/3 the...

Dang, I can't sell my 1987 locally for 1/3 the price of this. And mine's all 9 speec Dura Ace. This price is a bit optimistic I think.
07-06-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By jamesdak

I should mention that these climb very well too. ...

I should mention that these climb very well too. I've done some of my fastest long climbs on mine since it seems to transmit the power so well to the back wheel.
07-06-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By jamesdak

For that price I'd say go for it. I say this all...

For that price I'd say go for it. I say this all the time about these Paramounts. They are under appreciated rockets. Mine is always faster on the same route than my Waterford built Paramount...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,581
Posted By jamesdak

Yay

Yay
07-04-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 666
Posted By jamesdak

There was one of these locally for sale that was...

There was one of these locally for sale that was just too big for me.
07-04-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 666
Posted By jamesdak

I know, he beat me too it. He actually lives...

I know, he beat me too it. He actually lives just a few miles from me, we've talked bikes in the past. Maybe when he tires of it I'll get lucky. ;)
07-04-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 666
Posted By jamesdak

Ok, here's the PDG Series Paramount and what I'll...

Ok, here's the PDG Series Paramount and what I'll be wearing today while out on it. :thumb::thumb:

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/169447923.jpg



Still haven't found a good pair of Red,...
07-04-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 666
Posted By jamesdak

I've got a couple. Actually getting the PDG...

I've got a couple. Actually getting the PDG Series one ready for today's ride right now and will then grab a pic of it to share. For now, here's the others.

Prologue TT
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Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By jamesdak

I just sold my 2003 Tourmelet which was all...

I just sold my 2003 Tourmelet which was all upgraded with Ultegra/Dura Ace 10 speed parts and better bars for $400 last week. Bike was in really good shape. I see may Lemonds languishing locally...
07-02-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,166
Posted By jamesdak

Beautiful bike and nice score. There's a guy...

Beautiful bike and nice score.

There's a guy on Ebay making tools for those headsets. I got a pair awhile ago and they work fine.

Can't wait to see more of this.
07-02-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,766
Posted By jamesdak

I guess I can add in the latest additions to the...

I guess I can add in the latest additions to the stable.

I just picked up this Chambery and am still sorting it out.

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/169436573.jpg

Then there's this Evans...
07-01-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By jamesdak

^ That's pretty sweet looking in my book

^ That's pretty sweet looking in my book
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By jamesdak

Sunday - Had a great little ride on the Y-Foil...

Sunday - Had a great little ride on the Y-Foil today. Cool morning with pretty much no wind until some mild headwinds the final few miles. 25 miles at an avg pace of 20.3 mph. Just missed my PR on...
06-30-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 51,396
Views: 6,721,700
Posted By jamesdak

If that was a 56cm I would have driven down and...

If that was a 56cm I would have driven down and grabbed it already. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By jamesdak

Yeah, I do this quite often on my steel rides. ...

Yeah, I do this quite often on my steel rides. I've even got an old mid 80's Orbea Cabestany that the original Mavic DT shifter work great on shifting over a 10 speed cassette.

A good set of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By jamesdak

Here's what I'd do if the Nishiki can friction...

Here's what I'd do if the Nishiki can friction shift.

I'd shop carefully at the UK sites for the best deal on a set of Campagnolo Zonda's or Fulcrum Racing 3 wheels. Coldset the rear to 130mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By jamesdak

http://www.vintage-trek.com/Trek-Fisher-Klein-Lemo...

http://www.vintage-trek.com/Trek-Fisher-Klein-Lemond/2005lemond.pdf

All the specs for it if you haven't seen this yet. The 2000 aluminum frames seemed highly regarded but not sure about these.
06-29-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,513
Posted By jamesdak

I guess I can play too! ...

I guess I can play too!

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/169114202.jpg

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/164507044.jpg

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/167955748.jpg
...
06-28-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,532
Posted By jamesdak

Just an update now that I've gotten some rides in...

Just an update now that I've gotten some rides in on it. Only 4 of them for a little over 115 miles but enough to tell a few things.

First off the bike will move out just fine. I just feel like...
06-28-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By jamesdak

I am a failure at downsizing (Lemond Content)

So, I've had several rides listed locally as I try to downsize my collection. One was my Lemond Tourmelet that was a 53 cm and a tad small. It finally went to another very happy rider Wednesday...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,405
Posted By jamesdak

Stop it! Logic is not allowed on this forum! :p

Stop it! Logic is not allowed on this forum! :p
06-26-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 994
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, the classic Fuji catalogs online are a great...

Yep, the classic Fuji catalogs online are a great source of info. :thumb:

I totally agree with the comments on the paint. I truly do consider this my most beautiful bike and love the paint. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,405
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, still my favorite tires and totally...

Yep, still my favorite tires and totally dependable for me. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,405
Posted By jamesdak

LOL, I think it's funny how everyone is attacking...

LOL, I think it's funny how everyone is attacking your first post while ignoring the obvious biased one by DRIsotope that makes it sound like the world is going to end if you use these. ...
06-26-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By jamesdak

doh....It's obviously too early in the morning...

doh....It's obviously too early in the morning for me. I missed the links. :o

Thanks! :thumb:

I was hoping they were 9 speed.
06-26-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 994
Posted By jamesdak

Nice score! I have one too and it's one of the...

Nice score! I have one too and it's one of the bikes I won't ever give up. Keep us posted as you work on it.

I do see a few differences, like the shifters, seatpost, and the crank. I always...
06-26-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By jamesdak

How many speeds are the cassettes?

How many speeds are the cassettes?
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