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08-04-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 597
Posted By shelbyfv

I wouldn't ride a bike with even a rumor of a...

I wouldn't ride a bike with even a rumor of a crack or a "pristine" carbon frame of unknown provenance. However, for a trainer I'd drill the ends of those cracks, wrap the business in some sort of...
08-04-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,278
Posted By Doug64

http://classicrendezvous.com/France/Thevenet_bike_...

http://classicrendezvous.com/France/Thevenet_bike_test.htm

Bernard Thevenet-- This is actually an older PX10 not the newer model discussed in the link above. You can see the fender stay mount on...
08-04-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,036
Posted By Koyote

Click on a few women's lingerie websites, and...

Click on a few women's lingerie websites, and you'll start getting better popup ads in facebook.
08-02-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,017
Posted By njkayaker

This is about bicycle lights (not airports). ...

This is about bicycle lights (not airports).

https://cyclingtips.com/2017/02/see-seen-every-cyclist-needs-know-daytime-running-lights/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 13,900
Posted By noodle soup

Are you a dentist?:rolleyes:

Are you a dentist?:rolleyes:
07-21-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 910
Posted By 79pmooney

b88, we are getting to see the underbelly of this...

b88, we are getting to see the underbelly of this democracy out in the light. The good thing is that it is out in the light and being seen. What sucks is that it is also being experinced by people...
07-10-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,551
Posted By bonjourpanda

The idea isn't so much that you're protected from...

The idea isn't so much that you're protected from other people's virus, but that you contain your own. I'm happy to do wear a mask as a courtesy to others in the community.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,555
Posted By Germanrazor

Also alternate between seated climbing and...

Also alternate between seated climbing and standing out of the saddle. Works different muscle groups and it really worked for me in the “formative” years of cycling.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 720
Posted By blazin

Calling trekmogul

Calling trekmogul
07-07-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,204
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Friggin' Bezos. Next time, lemme tell you, I...

Friggin' Bezos. Next time, lemme tell you, I will NOT buy my mail-order bride from Amazon. Was not sent from expected country of origin. Was not the size I ordered. Did not match the picture and...
07-04-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,788
Posted By WizardOfBoz

That's how I got back into biking. I had an old...

That's how I got back into biking. I had an old Paramount (drunk hit me when riding, it was a custom frame, Schwinn on strike when I asked them to repair it, they sent me a standard frame which was...
07-04-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By Mulberry20

My total indifference to Shimano components stops...

My total indifference to Shimano components stops at the pedals. Without a doubt Shimano makes the best and most trouble free pedals and cleats. The 105 pedals are ideal but the Ultegra pedals might...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,249
Posted By tomato coupe

There's a training camp in Lake Wobegon that will...

There's a training camp in Lake Wobegon that will fix that for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,249
Posted By Germanrazor

Exactly! That is why I do not think the OP will...

Exactly! That is why I do not think the OP will have anywhere near a 20 mph avg speed on rides even 20 milers once they add some decent climbs. The psychological alone of upcoming climbs to this...
07-02-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,788
Posted By AlmostTrick

Sometimes, there are no witnesses and no...

Sometimes, there are no witnesses and no survivors.
06-30-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,794
Posted By billnuke1

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06-30-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,729
Posted By noimagination

I disagree. IMO, clipless is the most...

I disagree.

IMO, clipless is the most significant improvement in cycling in my lifetime. For me, connecting shoes to pedals significantly reduces fatigue, and clipless is far easier and safer for...
06-29-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,794
Posted By dsbrantjr

Get a good cable cutter. I have never regretted...

Get a good cable cutter. I have never regretted the money I spent on my Felco cutter decades ago; it still works like new.
06-29-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,794
Posted By FastJake

- Nice Allen wrench set - Phillips and flathead...

- Nice Allen wrench set
- Phillips and flathead screwdrivers
- Bike stand
- All other specialty tools as needed. Re-packing hubs? Get cone wrenches. Need to cut a chain? Get a chain tool. I...
06-27-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,551
Posted By Ross520

That is not a scientific study. It's all...

That is not a scientific study. It's all theoretical.

That being said, I always wear my mask to stores, and was among the first to start doing so. However, I wouldn't ever consider using one for...
06-26-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,787
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

I flipped a passing motorist the bird today.

I flipped a passing motorist the bird today.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,932
Posted By SSRI

these older frames are definitely worth a rebuild...

these older frames are definitely worth a rebuild to modern components despite the 1" front end. I was surprise it had enough clearance for 28mm tires.
94' Ultimate - the polish Ti threadless Stem...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,932
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Yes, they're nice. I've been riding the same...

Yes, they're nice.

I've been riding the same Litespeed Natchez frame since 1997. It was 8 cog Campagnolo when I first built it up, although I moved on to 9 with a new right index cam plus freehubs...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,932
Posted By MidTNBrad

I"ve been posting this picture on the other Ti...

I"ve been posting this picture on the other Ti frame discussions, but here it is again. '99 frame updated to 5800 105 a couple of years ago.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,932
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Here's my contribution to this conversation. My...

Here's my contribution to this conversation. My Litespeed Arenberg, circa 2002 with a Campy Daytona 10-speed build that I just bought a month ago and am really enjoying. This isn't my first...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,815
Posted By oleg232000

So I finally got it. I settled on the Litespeed...

So I finally got it. I settled on the Litespeed Classic firstly because it fit the best, it was the most budget friendly, and i believe it was the most unique. I ll post pics soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,932
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Same story here, in a sea of cookie-cutter carbon...

Same story here, in a sea of cookie-cutter carbon fibre bikes, titanium always turns heads.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,932
Posted By HighAltitude

My Litespeed Classic

I have another thread in the MTB section where I agonize over whether to "Love It or List It" with my 1998 Specialized Stumpjumper. After deciding to update and improve it, I've gradually come to the...
06-21-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,936
Posted By theDirtyLemon

Of course it is. That was supposed to be a silly...

Of course it is. That was supposed to be a silly send up of BF pedantry, and it has gone horribly awry. Please ignore it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,300
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

If you think it'll look better with the fork...

If you think it'll look better with the fork trimmed then get it cut. Used bikes are not worth much so you should enjoy the bike for yourself today and not worry about resale. It'll be generally...
06-21-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,839
Posted By GlennR

Doesn't matter if they are or not. It's respect...

Doesn't matter if they are or not. It's respect for others so as long as they are mandated.. wear one or stay out.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,300
Posted By GlennR

Resale is a joke.... you're lucky to get more...

Resale is a joke.... you're lucky to get more than 40% of the original cost. So unless you plan on getting of it soon, do whatever you feel is best and don't consider resale.

I have 24,000 miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,996
Posted By wgscott

It is absolutely impossible to say anything one...

It is absolutely impossible to say anything one way or the other without a power meter.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,921
Posted By downtube42

Oh, you're right, that was the Blackbird. ...

Oh, you're right, that was the Blackbird.

The space shuttle story I was thinking of was a phone in to Car Talk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moAqzM4ptm8
06-14-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By Miele Man

Perhaps a thin bead of silicone along the gripper...

Perhaps a thin bead of silicone along the gripper section and then spread the silicone out flat with a flat stick?

Cheers
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,921
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I decided long ago that each ride has to be a...

I decided long ago that each ride has to be a competition against myself, not others... and even then I still come home disappointed an awful lot! :foo:
06-10-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,371
Posted By downhillmaster

I am not sure what is more amusing. That so...

I am not sure what is more amusing.
That so many insignificant people believe that they are in any danger of being stalked.
Or that those same people believe that they are safeguarding themselves...
06-03-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,939
Posted By hillyman

Well the Nigerian Prince I've been sending my...

Well the Nigerian Prince I've been sending my money to says I should follow legal advise wherever I get it.
05-31-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,790
Posted By onyerleft

I like to go to REI, proud and high-minded in the...

I like to go to REI, proud and high-minded in the knowledge that I'm an owner. But oddly, they don't treat me like an owner because they always apprehend me when I start stuffing my pockets with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,268
Posted By fuji_owner

Hey buddy, nobody has a gun to your head asking...

Hey buddy, nobody has a gun to your head asking you to get involved. If this is the stupidest thread in the history of Bike Forums, stay away, ok? Unless you were feeling that your own stupidity...
05-29-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 678
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Use another rider as a bike stand? ...

Use another rider as a bike stand?


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Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,734
Posted By DaveSSS

A 49 year old shouldn't need to dial it back, if...

A 49 year old shouldn't need to dial it back, if you're in otherwise good health. I moved to Colorado at age 50 and went from the relatively flat terrain around the Kansas City area, at 800'...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 03:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,734
Posted By nomadmax

Take everything off the bike that records numbers...

Take everything off the bike that records numbers and ride; make a concerted effort to see the world around you because this is your one and only chance. The difference between what you could be...
04-01-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 814
Posted By Dan Burkhart

It can be purchased directly from Jim Stein. The...

It can be purchased directly from Jim Stein. The guy is a real gentleman. Answers the phone himself and always willing to help.
I have one and it works great.
02-13-20, 03:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By sjn1892

Pantograph Bike Parts

I've been doing a bit of pantograph or engraving work on both old and new bicycle components in the last few years so I thought I'd show a few one here as I know a few people have asked me to post...
10-03-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,476
Posted By Mogens

Oy. Because it's silly to get into a car and...

Oy. Because it's silly to get into a car and drive a mile, but I'm too impatient to walk. Because it's good exercise and I feel good after riding. Because it's almost the only thing that regularly...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,372
Posted By puma1552

I think you're looking at it backwards. They...

I think you're looking at it backwards. They aren't making normal margins on the frameset, and barely scraping by on the complete bike. Rather, they are making normal margins on the complete bike,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,455
Posted By wphamilton

My general response to unsolicited advice from...

My general response to unsolicited advice from strangers is "F-off". So I tend to anticipate that response before giving advice, and comply with it ahead of time, saving us both a lot of trouble and...
09-21-17, 06:18 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 16,141
Posted By Gerryattrick

When Porsche started making cars with four doors...

When Porsche started making cars with four doors or 4wd they became marketing products to fill a gap, rather than great sports cars imo. Sports cars should be cramped and impractical or they are just...
09-18-17, 04:11 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 16,141
Posted By jeromeoneil

I was just drivingto lunch with my wife and we...

I was just drivingto lunch with my wife and we slowed down due to traffic. This creepy assed old guy on a bike ended riding like a crazy man to pace us so he could stare at my wife the whole time. ...
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