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Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19,542
Views: 4,141,788
Posted By mgopack42

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Argon 18 Krypton pro.
08-04-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7,375
Views: 1,898,137
Posted By mgopack42

Zaskar LE

Zaskar LE (?) that I bought from an old room mate. ball burnished frame, and funky NoLeen forks. stolen in a move from east coast to west coast, never to be seen again! The guy I bought it from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By mgopack42

NBD - Argon 18 Krypton Pro

Picked it up Saturday, and got 2 rides for a total of 70(ish) miles this weekend,
A couple of quick pics, and I will get something more out there when I have a bit of time... first impressions,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By mgopack42

Also bear in mind that Castelli and Sportful is...

Also bear in mind that Castelli and Sportful is the same company. They sell both at the factory outlet I was in Fonzaso IT, so they may be a branding difference only?
I have a pair of Castelli...
07-16-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By mgopack42

I love the chain stay-less frame... old school...

I love the chain stay-less frame... old school weight wienie.
07-06-20, 03:35 PM
07-06-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 16,335
Posted By mgopack42

Hey everyone! It is 12 weeks before the new...

Hey everyone!
It is 12 weeks before the new Eroica CA schedule weekend. I am starting a 10 week training plan later this month so I am sure to be ready. Let's all be optimistic, and I will see...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By mgopack42

Saturday i took a short but hard ride, attacking...

Saturday i took a short but hard ride, attacking the one hill available to me.
On Sunday, I invoked rule #9 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=9) and rule #5...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,184
Posted By mgopack42

I had the Power pod on my bike for a couple of...

I had the Power pod on my bike for a couple of years. for a long time it gave data that made sense. where it fell short was when trying to do structured intervals on windy days. the power would...
06-25-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,000
Posted By mgopack42

Here are my two: ...

Here are my two:
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My wife's recently replaced Fondriest Carb Level...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,192
Posted By mgopack42

I was unprepared when I attempted Haleakala. ...

I was unprepared when I attempted Haleakala. made it to the 5000' sign,and it was getting cold and misty, and I was tired, so I went back. next time I will be sure to dial in my fitness better.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,192
Posted By mgopack42

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Monte Grappa in the Dolomites. I was with a group, but being the oldest and...
06-17-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,749
Views: 615,006
Posted By mgopack42

My wife picked up that exact Roubaix in the dusky...

My wife picked up that exact Roubaix in the dusky blue color just as the lock down closed in on us. 2020 was designated new bike year, and she had rented that exact bike when we were in Maui, so she...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,340
Posted By mgopack42

Well, they just ordered it last week, and they...

Well, they just ordered it last week, and they are slammed with builds. I was quoted 4-6 weeks, and we are only 1 week in! I plan on a new bike day discussion of what I like or dont like about it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,778
Posted By mgopack42

Vegan Cyclist video that just dropped

Vegan Cyclist video that just dropped
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,340
Posted By mgopack42

When I was shopping last month, It was between...

When I was shopping last month, It was between the Cento (10) NDR and an Argon 18 Krypton (pro). I liked them a lot, but I settled on the Argon 18 Krypton Pro (same price DI2 Ultegra), mostly...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,979
Posted By mgopack42

Canadian GAN review, since no one has nay ideas....

Canadian GAN review, since no one has nay ideas. (https://cyclingmagazine.ca/spotlight/pinarello-gan-review/)

hydrationnation , sorry for getting off the rails, but dont let the bullies influence...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,979
Posted By mgopack42

you are aware that the PO is in America, right? ...

you are aware that the PO is in America, right? and you are further aware that pounds sterling are not american dollars? (~1.2 dollars per pound) of the 4 bikes you mentioned from your Road CC...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By mgopack42

I saw you post, and i was thinking...Didn't I...

I saw you post, and i was thinking...Didn't I just see a junior race bike yesterday?
Argon 18 24 (https://www.wrenchscience.com/road/frames/Argon+18/Xenon+24+Bike/2020/)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 538
Posted By mgopack42

If you are disc brake, here is another option, a...

If you are disc brake, here is another option, a little out of your price range...
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 538
Posted By mgopack42

Fulcrum wheels have a red "F" on the rims. do you...

Fulcrum wheels have a red "F" on the rims. do you have rim or disc brakes? if disc, then the "wind 55 DB" is nice and nice looking, just a splash of red...and of very good quality, looks like $1100...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,964
Posted By mgopack42

I use the 4 seasons, and add 2 oz. of orange seal...

I use the 4 seasons, and add 2 oz. of orange seal into each tube. they are bullet proof, and ride and handle better than gatorskins IMHO. the 4 seasons tend to last about 4000 miles on the front and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By mgopack42

I think I decided on the Argon 18 Krypton Pro,...

I think I decided on the Argon 18 Krypton Pro, which will be a Shimano build, since it comes with pretty high end wheels (HED Vanquish GP V4) It seems to be a good value (?) for the money. I will...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 865
Posted By mgopack42

If you want to increase the Q factor, try...

If you want to increase the Q factor, try something like these, only fify bucks

( pedal spacers...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,159
Posted By mgopack42

Can't you shift from the drops with Shimano? i...

Can't you shift from the drops with Shimano? i can up or down shift from the drops with ease with my Chorus brifters.
05-07-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By mgopack42

this is from last spring... had to turn back...

this is from last spring... had to turn back because of a waterfall that was out of control. Not likely to be that way this year, as the snow pack is a lot smaller than last year. the bridge has a...
04-28-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,439
Posted By mgopack42

STEED, 60 is too young to need a mule! I till...

STEED, 60 is too young to need a mule! I till like to fly!
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04-17-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,915
Posted By mgopack42

Man, you guys are bringing me down. I know that...

Man, you guys are bringing me down. I know that this is for the long haul, but the September date was a ray of hope for me. Even that seems so long away. That being said, I have been using the...
04-16-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 19,415
Views: 3,173,401
Posted By mgopack42

from the ad: "needs handlebars and breaks but...

from the ad: "needs handlebars and breaks but with a little effort would be an excellent ride".
two thoughts:
1) If you hadn't ridden with out (sic) breaks, you wouldn't have rear ended the stopped...
04-11-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By mgopack42

Backwards Assembly

Don't you hate to when you do something off the bike, and when it is time to put it on the bike, you end up doing a forehead slap....DUH.......
04-09-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,915
Posted By mgopack42

more like 6 months to get rid of all the fat my...

more like 6 months to get rid of all the fat my body generated in these stressful times! I wish i could say " i dont understand how that happened!" bike is nearly ready, sadly I am not!
04-09-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,915
Posted By mgopack42

Eroica CA 2020!

got this email just now!Save the date: September 25-27, 2020

We extend our warmest regards during these unpredictable times but are excited to share with you our rescheduled Eroica California and...
04-04-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 24,426
Posted By mgopack42

Almost ready for Cypress Mountain

I am almost ready for that beast...
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04-04-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By mgopack42

Sign of a well built wheel

So I took the rim tape off of the wheels on my Masi. I had been trying to true them, and the spokes were quite corroded, so first thing I wanted to try was lubricating the nipples and letting that...
04-02-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 751
Posted By mgopack42

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Last year at the 5:30 start for the heroic ride. I m the one next to "Eddy" in...
03-29-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By mgopack42

Always missing the right tool

I have 4 lock ring tools, but no pin tool!

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03-26-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 606
Posted By mgopack42

It is kind of funny... Campagnolo touts its low...

It is kind of funny... Campagnolo touts its low Q-factor. last time i went for a bike fit, the guy wanted to sell me 1cm standoffs for the pedal, but he couldn't come up with hollow ones that would...
03-23-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,314
Posted By mgopack42

I ordered my wife's new bike 2 weeks ago, and had...

I ordered my wife's new bike 2 weeks ago, and had plans to pick it up and get a fitting on Saturday the 21st. when the gov came on the radio and asked all of California to shelter in place, I figured...
03-19-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,101
Posted By mgopack42

I have never used barcon shifters. having said...

I have never used barcon shifters. having said that, I have set up numerous bikes with them BITD when wrenching at a LBS. The stated reason for the routing shown above, was always to minimize the...
03-18-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,314
Posted By mgopack42

Yeah, you live in an enlightened place. if the...

Yeah, you live in an enlightened place. if the weather was better there I would move back in a flash. Where I live is less progressive, and more bureaucratic/ignorant of science and reality. I miss...
03-18-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,334
Posted By mgopack42

I am working steady ( essential industry) and so...

I am working steady ( essential industry) and so is my wife (also essential), so if the congress wants to give each adult $2000 as stimulus, I might have to buy a present for myself, after I recycle...
03-17-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,261
Posted By mgopack42

Much better. AND you have Lost Coast for brews!!!

Much better. AND you have Lost Coast for brews!!!
03-17-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,261
Posted By mgopack42

Man, I would love to live up there. lets compare...

Man, I would love to live up there. lets compare scenery shall we? this is what i see unless i drive an hour or more.......
03-16-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 24,426
Posted By mgopack42

I got an email today from Eroica.CC, in Italian...

I got an email today from Eroica.CC, in Italian and English. here is the pertinent (English) part:

New Dates for April Events:
Eroica California, NOVA Eroica California,
and NOVA Eroica...
03-13-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 14,990
Posted By mgopack42

She came along last year, and we stayed at the...

She came along last year, and we stayed at the Palazzo, with a wacky bunch that we had never met before. I signed up for the Ayatollah Suite in the Palazzo Nuovo Cambria this year, but she was...
03-13-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 14,990
Posted By mgopack42

My wife, who never begrudges me the $ I spend on...

My wife, who never begrudges me the $ I spend on bike stuff, was overheard saying to my son; 'Your dad has spent so much money on this, and he was so excited for the trip" ...so I guess a new...
03-12-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,261
Posted By mgopack42

You think Visalia is the sticks? look up 93635,...

You think Visalia is the sticks? look up 93635, and you will see BFE of the sticks!!!
03-11-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,864
Posted By mgopack42

read this...

read this (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/319235-selling-bike-components-read-first.html)
C&V sales forum (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/)
03-10-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 14,990
Posted By mgopack42

I guess i should be GLAD that I live in BFE small...

I guess i should be GLAD that I live in BFE small agricultural town, CA. I still hate it there though! might be moving to another small CA town, but this one is in wine country, and has a lot more...
03-09-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 14,990
Posted By mgopack42

If it gets cancelled, I may drive down there and...

If it gets cancelled, I may drive down there and spend the weekend all by my lonesome riding my bike. Who needs the unwashed masses to have a good time. I am starting to get the feeling that the...
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