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Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 411
Posted By bocobiking

One time, my wife got a flat. Some guy, acting...

One time, my wife got a flat. Some guy, acting the expert, stopped, took charge, and changed her tube. After he left ("my work here is done, little lady"), she got maybe 50 yards before the tube...
10-04-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By bocobiking

I spend big bucks for workout ( cycling) clothes,...

I spend big bucks for workout ( cycling) clothes, but almost nothing for any other clothes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,328
Posted By bocobiking

See Jim at Vecchio's in Boulder on Pearl Street. ...

See Jim at Vecchio's in Boulder on Pearl Street. He's the shop owner and he's been building wheels for years, including mine.
08-13-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,146
Posted By bocobiking

Wouldn't you want to keep from ďmaxing out too...

Wouldn't you want to keep from ďmaxing out too earlyĒ no matter if youíre a racer or not? Iím not a racer, but Voigt's technique works really well for me. It keeps me from blowing up on long climbs.
08-12-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,146
Posted By bocobiking

I read interesting advice from Jens Voigt who...

I read interesting advice from Jens Voigt who said, begin a long climb at a much slower pace in a lower gear than you feel you need to. As you begin to regulate your breathing, begin to pick up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 20,310
Posted By bocobiking

Yep. In 30 years there will be running shoes...

Yep. In 30 years there will be running shoes with tiny motorized wheels. Walking shoes will have tiny horizontal escalators fixed to their bottoms. Swimmers will have electric turbos in their...
07-03-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,525
Posted By bocobiking

I'm OCD about this; approximation won't do :)....

I'm OCD about this; approximation won't do :). Here's how I do it:

Angle bars and wheel about 45 degrees. Lay straightedge on edge along center of stem, making sure that straightedge extends...
06-30-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 32,284
Posted By bocobiking

My 2005 Serotta Concours with over 40,000 miles

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06-30-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 32,284
Posted By bocobiking

My brand new custom Gunnar

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,796
Posted By bocobiking

35 or 40 years ago, I was riding into town on a...

35 or 40 years ago, I was riding into town on a relatively busy street when I saw a German Shepherd escape his kennel on the opposite side of the road. When he made a snarling beeline for me with...
05-24-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,723
Posted By bocobiking

[/b] I think this distance is only a little...

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I think this distance is only a little over 40 miles. One of my and my wife's favorites.
05-11-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,215
Posted By bocobiking

I love road cycling; been doing it avidly for 46...

I love road cycling; been doing it avidly for 46 years. Currently, I ride about 5000 miles a year, and attribute my good health to the bike.

Recently, my doctor was gently trying to suggest that...
03-08-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,894
Posted By bocobiking

Thanks.

Thanks.
03-08-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,894
Posted By bocobiking

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Floor-to-ceiling pegboard
01-27-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 692
Posted By bocobiking

My beginning predates the internet. I bought a...

My beginning predates the internet. I bought a book called ďAnybodyís Bike Book, An Original Manual of Bicycle Repairs.Ē The author used simple, sometimes funny explanations and quaint drawings. The...
01-27-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By bocobiking

This was me in 2012, and I loved my experience at...

This was me in 2012, and I loved my experience at BBI. The instructors were exacting in the methods we were taught. This approach was very good for me. I had been self taught, and as a result I was...
01-21-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,087
Posted By bocobiking

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My 9-year-old granddaughter accusingly asked me,...
01-05-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,438
Posted By bocobiking

Paul Sherwen successor

Does anyone know who is calling the Tour Down Under on NBC Sports? Iím just wondering who will take Paul Sherwen's place.
12-22-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By bocobiking

If you havenít already, Iíd try Wheatridge...

If you havenít already, Iíd try Wheatridge Cyclery near 38th and Wadsworth. Most helpful bike store that Iíve been in.
12-10-18, 06:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,283
Posted By bocobiking

I did the same thing. Got 8 stitches.

I did the same thing. Got 8 stitches.
11-18-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,426
Posted By bocobiking

Barnett Bicycle Institute teaches its mechanics...

Barnett Bicycle Institute teaches its mechanics to use feeler gauges, like these from Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Uxcell-a11052000ux0407-Measure-Feeler-Blades/dp/B012FD5JLO

Tighten down the...
10-17-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,258
Posted By bocobiking

Thanks, but my stable is already too full 🙂

Thanks, but my stable is already too full 🙂
10-16-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,258
Posted By bocobiking

A 1988 50th Anniversary Schwinn Paramount. It...

A 1988 50th Anniversary Schwinn Paramount. It always seemed to ride like a tank. I love my 1974 Paramount, but not the '88.

Anyone want to buy the frame and Stronglight headset? 63cm c-to-t.
10-12-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By bocobiking

Run a ball point pen around the race. Is it runs...

Run a ball point pen around the race. Is it runs smoothly and doesnít catch on any pitting, you're good.
Replies: 20
Views: 4,448
Posted By bocobiking

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Love my Columbine, a 1984
10-04-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By bocobiking

Information about a 2019 Eroica route

I see they are out with the 2019 Eroica routes. I might be interested in the 35 mile one along the coast. Can anyone familiar with that area tell me more about the route? Is there gravel? Is it along...
09-08-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,242
Posted By bocobiking

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Repainted and decals by Waterford.
08-28-18, 03:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,553
Posted By bocobiking

None really that I know of. That was what we had...

None really that I know of. That was what we had when I started cycling. I really like the aesthetic, and my handlebars feel naked without them.
08-28-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,553
Posted By bocobiking

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Obsolete, I guess, but I sure like it when I need...
08-27-18, 09:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,117
Posted By bocobiking

No, these are 27Ēóold Raleigh Super Course,...

No, these are 27Ēóold Raleigh Super Course, 63x57. Iím 6í with long femurs and short torso, and Iíve been riding this size for 40 years. Hereís another of my bikes, this one with 700c wheels; 63x59....
08-26-18, 06:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,117
Posted By bocobiking

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Not silly.
Replies: 19
Views: 2,047
Posted By bocobiking

I bought this Richard Sachs this year from Proís...

I bought this Richard Sachs this year from Proís Closet in Boulder; itís a 1979. I paid $2300 for it, which may have been too much, but I donít care. I took off the Super Record parts, sold them, and...
08-10-18, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 748
Posted By bocobiking

I often get headaches following longer rides. In...

I often get headaches following longer rides. In about 100% of these cases, it’s because I haven’t eaten enough. It takes me some time to catch up on food. You’d think I’d learn.
07-05-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,060
Posted By bocobiking

Take a thin ruler. Lay it on edge along the...

Take a thin ruler. Lay it on edge along the center of the stem, being sure that the ruler's ends extend beyond the front and back of the stem. Turn the front wheel about 45 degrees. Now, be sure...
07-01-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By bocobiking

I always take the chainrings off the crankset to...

I always take the chainrings off the crankset to clean them when I’m putting on a new chain. Well, last time I did this to my wife’s bike, I loosely tightened the chainring bolts for her granny gear...
06-26-18, 05:49 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,704
Posted By bocobiking

Thanks!

Thanks!
06-25-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,704
Posted By bocobiking

Another reason to buy vintage: colors😉

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06-24-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,877
Posted By bocobiking

[QUOTE=rccardr;20409584]While I agree that you...

[QUOTE=rccardr;20409584]While I agree that you can get closer ratios/gearing jumps with a triple, especially on 6-7 speed systems, I find them a little too finicky for everyday riding. Properly set...
06-04-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,409
Posted By bocobiking

Nope. Nor index shifting or aero brake levers, or...

Nope. Nor index shifting or aero brake levers, or non-steel bike, or indeed any bikes made after 1985. 😁
06-04-18, 08:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,409
Posted By bocobiking

Me, 71 years old, on the Elephant Rock Rde...

Me, 71 years old, on the Elephant Rock Rde yesterday in Colorado: 42 miles, 3000 feet. Ride 5000 to 5500 miles a year.
...
05-25-18, 05:10 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,318
Posted By bocobiking

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My 74 Paramount
04-23-18, 04:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,595
Posted By bocobiking

Why?

Why?
04-23-18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,595
Posted By bocobiking

Iím 6í1Ē and was fitted with a 63x57 Raleigh...

Iím 6í1Ē and was fitted with a 63x57 Raleigh Super Course when I started riding in the 1970s. I have long femurs and short torso, and I donít like a lot of drop between saddle and bars; so the this...
04-10-18, 04:37 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 25,132
Posted By bocobiking

Another slight correction, and another Raleigh...

Another slight correction, and another Raleigh Super Course (1974): I’m listed as having “Numerous Choices” for my ride. In reality I’ll be riding my Super Course. I recently purchased the frame...
04-04-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,537
Posted By bocobiking

I love naming my bikes. First thing I do when I...

I love naming my bikes. First thing I do when I get a new one.

1980 Raleigh Competition: Bike Noir
2005 Serotta Concours: Zebulon Bike
2003 Serotta Legend: LíEdge
1974 Schwinn Paramount:...
03-31-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 17,253
Posted By bocobiking

Sounds good. Iím bring a 1976 Raleigh Super...

Sounds good. Iím bring a 1976 Raleigh Super Course. I bought the repainted frame/fork a few months ago and built it up with some old Super Course parts I had from a previous bike, an NOS Sugino AT...
03-29-18, 06:47 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 17,253
Posted By bocobiking

Thanks for the info on the 40 miler. Ezulis, I...

Thanks for the info on the 40 miler. Ezulis, I hope youíre right about the weather.:)
03-29-18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 17,253
Posted By bocobiking

Noobie with a question

So, Iím coming from Colorado to ride LíEroica for the first time. Iím riding the short 40mile course to kind of break in. I was wondering if anyone has ridden this course and if so could you tell...
03-26-18, 07:52 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 16,899
Posted By bocobiking

Huret Duopar Eco. Smoothest shifting ever.

Huret Duopar Eco. Smoothest shifting ever.
03-26-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,181
Posted By bocobiking

I ride many of the same routes in my county all...

I ride many of the same routes in my county all the time. No matter whether I use the instruction manual chart or do the wheel measurement, when I install a new computer, it never accurately...
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