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11-14-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By Boxkite

Legends live forever!

Legends live forever!
11-13-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,355
Posted By Boxkite

Slip on a frog.... Take out a hog.... Drank too...

Slip on a frog.... Take out a hog.... Drank too much grog.... lept onto a log... :lol:
11-10-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,127
Posted By Boxkite

I've had my Brikos over 30 years! Remember: the...

I've had my Brikos over 30 years! Remember: the quality remains long after the price is forgotten. Oakleys aren't what they used to be. The brand was acquired by Luxottica a couple of years ago and...
11-05-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,834
Posted By Boxkite

I thought is was proven that a big belly is...

I thought is was proven that a big belly is actually more areo that a flat 'six pack' belly?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,419
Posted By Boxkite

Maybe a cycle trainer built from the ground up as...

Maybe a cycle trainer built from the ground up as such is a better option if available or in the budget??? If using a 'clamp-on' trainer then, maybe, don't get too 'vigorous' with the exercise!?!...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,419
Posted By Boxkite

Trainer stands that clamp onto you frame cause...

Trainer stands that clamp onto you frame cause stresses for which the frame isn't designed. Just think about it and it will become intuitively evident. Rollers are the best (and least stressful to...
10-27-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,214
Posted By Boxkite

Bella bicicletta!

Bella bicicletta!
10-17-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,174
Posted By Boxkite

I like orange.....:lol:

I like orange.....:lol:
10-14-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By Boxkite

I'm a heath care provider. I see people everyday...

I'm a heath care provider. I see people everyday who desire miracles once morbidity coupled with mortality rears its head. They go online to figure their problem is misdiagnosed, over or...
10-10-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,470
Posted By Boxkite

From a bicycle perspective I live in a time warp...

From a bicycle perspective I live in a time warp and live with a certain perception or expectation of speed even though, at 62, I ain't as fast as I used to be! So, with that in mind, I have a few...
10-09-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,392
Posted By Boxkite

Drafting without asking is rude. You could have...

Drafting without asking is rude. You could have just stopped. If that doesn't work then 'hook' 'em a little later! Extreme- yes but a good way to rid yourself from a weirdo. It finally rained here...
10-08-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,227
Posted By Boxkite

The original 'Prince of Darkness' no matter what...

The original 'Prince of Darkness' no matter what they say about Lucas electronics!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,175
Posted By Boxkite

I'm 86 inseam, 5'10" (used to be 5'11.5"......

I'm 86 inseam, 5'10" (used to be 5'11.5"... shrinking with age at 62), 11.4 stone (target is old race weight of 10.6 stone). I can ride c-c 52 to 56 frame easily enough with proper stem and saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,887
Posted By Boxkite

Throw a hammer through your TV screen. Physically...

Throw a hammer through your TV screen. Physically cut the cable leading to your house. Break the WiFi box. Squeeze the life out of your 'smart'... I mean... stupid phone in a vise. Let the air out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,774
Posted By Boxkite

Laurent Fignon certainly gave it his 'all' for he...

Laurent Fignon certainly gave it his 'all' for he pretty much fell off his bike at the finish. Spectacular stuff, there!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,774
Posted By Boxkite

That's easy... Fignon! That is still the closest...

That's easy... Fignon! That is still the closest TDF to this day, right?
10-03-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,955
Posted By Boxkite

I have visited Sheldon Brown's website often over...

I have visited Sheldon Brown's website often over the years and show it to non-bike friends for the humor! My favorite is Product 'W'!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 210,334
Posted By Boxkite

Here's modern steel with classic style... the...

Here's modern steel with classic style... the Officina Battaglin 'Marosticana'! I've just about got everything to go on it. Campagnolo Athena 11 speed gruppo and other Italian goodies. Giovanni...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,922
Posted By Boxkite

I voted 'keep it' if it is shiney metal! If...

I voted 'keep it' if it is shiney metal! If plastic then...make it go away.
Those discs are really vestigial disc wheel remnants. Back in the really olden days the rear wheel was a complete disc but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,774
Posted By Boxkite

I bought 'aero' way back in ~1980 because of...

I bought 'aero' way back in ~1980 because of 'beauty'! I still have this frame and all of the components. The pic shows Campagnolo pedals but some super lightweight Vittoria pedals were put on it for...
09-27-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 27,375
Posted By Boxkite

Look up 'shape effects' on drag', flat plate...

Look up 'shape effects' on drag', flat plate aerodynamics, etc. I really like the Battaglin!
09-27-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 700
Posted By Boxkite

Go ahead and get a spoke wrench and give it a go!

Go ahead and get a spoke wrench and give it a go!
09-27-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5,603
Views: 458,414
Posted By Boxkite

I'm not much of a wine drinker but if I saw that...

I'm not much of a wine drinker but if I saw that Squadra label I would 'bite'!
09-26-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5,603
Views: 458,414
Posted By Boxkite

NOS Campagnolo cranks ...

NOS Campagnolo cranks

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09-22-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,516
Posted By Boxkite

Nice posts, everyone! Keep 'em coming!

Nice posts, everyone! Keep 'em coming!
09-22-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,322
Posted By Boxkite

I agree with your sentiments about Boyer and...

I agree with your sentiments about Boyer and didn't say anything about awards for him but he was a bit of a 'door opener'. Major Taylor deserves better!

I remember LeMond's first Tour win well....
09-21-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,322
Posted By Boxkite

Awesome! I was so happy when Greg LeMond got his...

Awesome! I was so happy when Greg LeMond got his first Tour! Don't forget Jacques Boyer was the first American professional to ride the 'big one'. Lastly, don't forget Major Taylor!!! It's amazing...
09-21-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,516
Posted By Boxkite

Let's See Your Bicycle Next To Your VW!

Air cooled, water cooled, racing bicycle or Sunday cruiser... show 'em here! Here's my Torelli cross bike next to my '59 Bug.
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09-20-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,340
Posted By Boxkite

It's only hot when you stop riding! lol

It's only hot when you stop riding! lol
09-19-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,177
Posted By Boxkite

Don't forget about nutrition! I try to eat...

Don't forget about nutrition! I try to eat 'correctly', whatever that is... not too much junk, lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and all of that but I also use supplements. I am not sponsored by...
09-19-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By Boxkite

The brake hose is swollen so that when you apply...

The brake hose is swollen so that when you apply pressure the brake fluid can't return and the slave cylinders don't have enough spring force to push the fluid back to the master. Use silicone brake...
09-16-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,693
Posted By Boxkite

A few years ago I had a seat break a little past...

A few years ago I had a seat break a little past halfway through the ride so had to ride standing for ~ 30 miles. It was a great training exercise! Broke a rear wheel spoke which poked my leg somehow...
09-14-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2,522
Views: 516,284
Posted By Boxkite

I have a Torelli Cross bike that I ride, too, but...

I have a Torelli Cross bike that I ride, too, but no pics! I'm 62.

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09-09-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,932
Posted By Boxkite

People probably think I am some kind of simpleton...

People probably think I am some kind of simpleton because I grin so much riding! I love it! I whistle while I ride, too!
09-02-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By Boxkite

The last ones unless someone wants me to get...

The last ones unless someone wants me to get something specific. I'd be very happy to do this! GaryFountain- thanks and I hope to ride for more years to come!
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09-02-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By Boxkite

Vitus 979 Aerodynamique

Here's one you don't see every day! It is a Vitus... common enough... right? This one has the same fork, top tube and chain stays as the 'normal' 979 frames. Where it differs is the seat and down...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By Boxkite

Here's an 'old flame' that got ridden yesterday....

Here's an 'old flame' that got ridden yesterday. It hasn't been touched in years until yesterday! It cleaned up nicely. I built and raced this Colnago 'Mexico 1972' for quite a while after building...
09-01-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 115,438
Posted By Boxkite

That gold Guerciotti is crazy! I like it! Is the...

That gold Guerciotti is crazy! I like it! Is the down tube 'aero' tubing?
08-31-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 35,977
Posted By Boxkite

Colnago Mexico 1972

This is a re-post from another thread (Show Us Your I-talians!) but it's blue! I built this new in 1977. I cleaned it and took it for a spin today. It still feels great! I still love blue!
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08-31-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 115,438
Posted By Boxkite

Gios A70

This Gios is 30 years old and still cleans up nicely! It is the most beautiful blue! Campagnolo Record with Gios 'branded' pedals never lets me down and this is another of my 'daily drivers'. It's a...
08-25-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,539
Posted By Boxkite

I almost feel sorry for the people who just have...

I almost feel sorry for the people who just have to be fiddling with their phone devices or have to use ear buds/ head phones. They are missing out. I like to ride my bike so that the obvious,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18,926
Views: 3,843,326
Posted By Boxkite

Officina Battaglin 'Arena Di Verona 1981'

This Arena Di Verona 1981 is serial number 2 of 38 total. Giovanni always gets serial number...
08-14-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 35,977
Posted By Boxkite

Officina Battaglin 'Marosticana'

Brand new. Just have to find proper gruppo for it!https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1037x692/img_4020_e711c1824c7d8fb34839f2061b91770f6b948c70.jpg
08-12-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 60,169
Posted By Boxkite

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08-12-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 35,977
Posted By Boxkite

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07-14-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 35,977
Posted By Boxkite

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Gios A70
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