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09-24-20, 01:46 PM
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Views: 137
Posted By USAZorro

Cycling's Golden Age - has loads of great photos...

Cycling's Golden Age - has loads of great photos and stories, but it stops at about the time that Merckx entered the pro peloton.
09-24-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,078
Posted By USAZorro

His whole strategy was to not put himself into...

His whole strategy was to not put himself into the red until either at the end of the stage, or when things became desperate for him (or someone else on his team as we saw in 2018 or 2019). I would...
09-23-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 279,274
Posted By USAZorro

Must have been a special order or something. ...

Must have been a special order or something. Right up there with my Competition and my Grand Sports that has no serial number anywhere on the "hard to explain" scale.
09-23-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 279,274
Posted By USAZorro

If the serial is in the convention of W@7#####,...

If the serial is in the convention of W@7#####, then I would expect it to be the version with forged rear dropouts, no chrome and have come with a Cyclone derailleur. All the components you've...
09-23-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 279,274
Posted By USAZorro

I don't think that the Super Course was fitted...

I don't think that the Super Course was fitted with Cyclones until the model was made with forged Sun Tour dropouts and it came in either red or gold (no chrome). That model did appear in the 1977...
09-22-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 279,274
Posted By USAZorro

That would work. Let me know the details in PM...

That would work. Let me know the details in PM or e-mail, please.

Thanks,

John
09-20-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

It was after stage 8. Pinot looked like me...

It was after stage 8. Pinot looked like me trying to ride up any incline that day, and I really thought he was through.

I'd like to make a suggestion. I think it is a fair and constructive one...
09-20-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

Well, seeing as it sounded as though he was...

Well, seeing as it sounded as though he was referring to a singular event (rather than a strategy that changed leaders like one should change undergarments), I figure he was likely looking at me.
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09-20-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

??? If you're referring to me, I did change...

???

If you're referring to me, I did change captain from Pinot to Pogacar. Pinot had lost almost 19 minutes on stage 8, and was clearly out of contention. If Groupama had another rider who was a...
09-19-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 279,274
Posted By USAZorro

ISO - Huret clamp-on front derailleur. Would...

ISO -

Huret clamp-on front derailleur. Would consider pretty much anything that functions and isn't all rusted up.

116 BCD 3-pin chainring (or a six arm) that isn't all worn down. The fewer...
09-19-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

To improve his chances, he should point out to...

To improve his chances, he should point out to Caleb that it's almost a cat 4 climb coming up from the tunnel, and that they repeat it 9 times. :innocent: Wout - Bennett - Sagan would be icing on...
09-19-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

Then let's go back 9 years and disqualify Wiggins...

Then let's go back 9 years and disqualify Wiggins and give Froome that 5th victory that has now has no shot at ever claiming. :innocent:

Sorry you didn't get to watch the most entertaining TdF in...
09-19-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By USAZorro

He did very well.

He did very well.
09-17-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

Yet this year's tour has been less boring despite...

Yet this year's tour has been less boring despite the tactic being employed.

For me, I think a lot has to do with the rider - and the Director. I happen to think Brailsford is the most arrogant,...
09-17-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By USAZorro

Israel start-up seems to be only hiring riders...

Israel start-up seems to be only hiring riders who used to be able to win. :innocent: Richie might still be a year or two away from meeting their criteria.
09-17-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

Wish I could go way back in time and see how 20...

Wish I could go way back in time and see how 20 year old 122 lb me would have fared. I used to get irritated when I had to drop below 52/15 for a hill, but never once entered an organized race.

I...
09-17-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

I was hoping that Caleb would get bounced. He's...

I was hoping that Caleb would get bounced. He's a great sprinter for sure, but he's a joke when there's a gradient added.
09-15-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

He's doing considerably better than he was last...

He's doing considerably better than he was last week, but I'm not sold that he'll be sufficiently recovered in time to make an attack stick. Perhaps if he's riding the Vuelta.
09-15-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

I give that excuse a 0.0001% chance of not being...

I give that excuse a 0.0001% chance of not being BS. I was just asking so that I could offer the sucker who'd buy that bridge a nice insurance policy. :innocent:

Sunday night, I saw someone...
09-15-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

I came so close to picking Richie instead of...

I came so close to picking Richie instead of Pinot, but his history was an obstacle.

Speaking of history, I have Pinot, Le Tour and Chevalier on me team in Tissot. Somehow, after today, I'm in...
09-15-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

I heard speculation tv today that Bernal is...

I heard speculation tv today that Bernal is deliberately losing time so that he can be in it for a stage win tomorrow. Anyone want to buy that bridge?
09-15-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,056
Posted By USAZorro

FWIW - I have SB1092 - evidently built in the...

FWIW - I have SB1092 - evidently built in the latter part of 1976. According to Neil McGowran, it bears all the characteristics of being a 753 frame - the oversized seat caps, drilled rear dropouts,...
09-15-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

I'm thinking Caleb is going to have to pull one...

I'm thinking Caleb is going to have to pull one out his butt to avoid elimination tomorrow.

Poga/Roglic/Some other GC contender at the finish.
09-15-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 987
Posted By USAZorro

Is anyone else as sick of seeing Cosnefroy still...

Is anyone else as sick of seeing Cosnefroy still in the KOM jersey as I am? The guy gets shelled out of the peloton on a routine Cat 1. Will be so glad to see an actual climber take that from him.
09-14-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,126
Posted By USAZorro

That is a tactic more likely to play out within a...

That is a tactic more likely to play out within a single stage's breakaway group, than as a confederacy in a gc battle.

In order to work, the guys who are being targeted have to be plausibly...
09-13-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,126
Posted By USAZorro

Actually, I was posting about Pogacar.

Actually, I was posting about Pogacar.
09-13-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

I can see them trying for sprint points on stages...

I can see them trying for sprint points on stages 16, 17 and 19, and vying for wins on 19 and 21. It looks unlikely to me, but I'm still hoping.
09-13-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

:thumb: Crash and burn, baby! (been waiting...

:thumb: Crash and burn, baby! (been waiting for this since Wiggo's 100% unbelieveable performance). Nothing against Bernal or Thomas mind you, but maybe Brailsford will finally lose some of his...
09-12-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

Peter's ego rules. They had a plan, but Sunweb...

Peter's ego rules. They had a plan, but Sunweb messed it up.

They have a team full of heroes, but with very spent legs.
09-12-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

And with this said, Stage 15 seems pretty similar...

And with this said, Stage 15 seems pretty similar to stage 13.

Bora will mount full-on assault until the sprint point - breakaway unlikely to succeed before then.
More gaps. Expect the primary...
09-11-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By USAZorro

Not quite what I meant. Am thinking to when all...

Not quite what I meant. Am thinking to when all are built and there are noisy parties with cars revving engines and music cranking from a half-dozen nearby units when you're trying to have a less...
09-11-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

Gearing? Timing of effort? Watts/kg don't...

Gearing? Timing of effort? Watts/kg don't always equate to faster.

That quote sums up everything I have despised about Sky/Ineos since the Wiggins/Froome miracle. Slavery to the power meter.
09-11-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,821
Posted By USAZorro

There are stickers in the box.

There are stickers in the box.
09-11-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By USAZorro

Cool. Hope the neighborhood stays good.

Cool. Hope the neighborhood stays good.
09-11-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

That was from before stage 12. I think he's got...

That was from before stage 12. I think he's got stages 14 and 19 marked for further escapades. If that gets him KOM, cool. I think he's more after stage wins.
09-10-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

Too early for Bernal to do that. Stage 16 seems...

Too early for Bernal to do that. Stage 16 seems better suited for him.
09-10-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

Stage 13 prognostications: The silent man on my...

Stage 13 prognostications: The silent man on my team, Maxime Chevalier, becomes the man on the horse he always goes around telling people he is and finally gets me a couple points. :innocent:

AG2R...
09-10-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,821
Posted By USAZorro

The box is back on the move. The box liner...

The box is back on the move.

The box liner is back in commission with reinforcement and a generally box-like shape. Here's what took so long.

First, I had to cut out the industrial grade...
09-09-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

Valverde has been doing nothing. Caleb is going...

Valverde has been doing nothing. Caleb is going to get hammered on, or before the final climb. I don't think Kristoff will have the legs if he's in the final sprint. Wout will be used up if this...
09-09-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

I quit watching the Tour that year the stage...

I quit watching the Tour that year the stage after the DQ. He was the only thing that broke the monotony of Froome & Co staring at their power meters.
09-09-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

They'd need to invent an invisible tow-rope to...

They'd need to invent an invisible tow-rope to get Caleb up over anything more than one cat 3 per stage and still have contact to be in the mix for points. Wout or Bennett could upset Peter's cart,...
09-09-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

Rather a BS call relegating Sagan, IMO

Rather a BS call relegating Sagan, IMO
09-06-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

Better for Aru to go than to have someone...

Better for Aru to go than to have someone unreliable riding support. Something is ailing him (physically or mentally). I'm in concurrence about your projected podium. They seem to be the three...
09-06-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,126
Posted By USAZorro

It has become a very rare thing for there to be a...

It has become a very rare thing for there to be a rider who is consistently strong enough to put in attacks and make them stick. It is even rarer for them to no have a director who dictates that...
09-05-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

Mollema is a bit like Cadel at a certain stage in...

Mollema is a bit like Cadel at a certain stage in his career. Never embarrassing, but all the stars need to line up for him to win the Tour. After stage 8, you can stick a fork in his podium chances....
09-05-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,957
Posted By USAZorro

Disks are great - until they aren't. They can be...

Disks are great - until they aren't. They can be a massive P.I.T. to change. Until the speed of change issues can be mitigated, I'd not be surprised to see substantial movement back to rim brakes.
09-04-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

Only way it won't be Roglic is a crash or...

Only way it won't be Roglic is a crash or mechanical, or there's a breakaway that survives. About the only rider who may have the chops, and be far enough back to be given space to make it on a...
09-04-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,821
Posted By USAZorro

Definitely not Zeek the barber, lol. USAZorro...

Definitely not Zeek the barber, lol. USAZorro dates back to the 1994 World Cup. I've been a soccer player since High School (can anyone set me onto an over 60 or over 50 league on the east coast)? My...
09-04-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,126
Posted By USAZorro

You didn't watch the same stage 6 that I did. The...

You didn't watch the same stage 6 that I did. The organizers created a masterful stage, but only a handful of riders with no Grand Tour ambitions took the bait. You can't blame that on TJL.

This...
09-04-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,773
Posted By USAZorro

Good news for Richie. He didn't crash out on...

Good news for Richie. He didn't crash out on stage 7, he merely crashed and burned. With Mollema taking the same hit, do you think Trek Segafredo will shift its sights to contesting the team title...
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