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Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,748
Posted By Tbobx

But ... the more a tire flexes the more energy it...

But ... the more a tire flexes the more energy it should take to roll. If we rode with 30 psi it would take more effort than a tire with 100psi.

Ill caveat and say I am not a scientist or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,748
Posted By Tbobx

Cant argue that a tire liner adds weight. Not...

Cant argue that a tire liner adds weight. Not sure it adds rolling resistance. I have not used a liner I have seen them in the store and believe they are a somewhat stiffer plastic. Placed inside a...
Forum: Want To Buy
07-07-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,510
Posted By Tbobx

Im in Bradenton but the size doesn’t work for me....

Im in Bradenton but the size doesn’t work for me. I need a 56cm.
Forum: Want To Buy
06-16-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,510
Posted By Tbobx

I bought a 1984 Colnago so not looking for...

I bought a 1984 Colnago so not looking for another bike at the moment. In the future I may look for a 56cm Italian road bike 1960s-70s vintage. A 60cm doesn’t work for me.
06-06-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,645
Posted By Tbobx

Gulf Coast Cyclefest in Sarasota-Bradenton FL - Nov 3, 2019

For as long as anyone can remember the Sarasota-Manatee Bicycle Club has been putting on the annual Gulf Coast Cyclefest in early November. This year the date is Sunday November 3 2019 and routes...
06-03-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By Tbobx

Just to close the loop on this ... after refusing...

Just to close the loop on this ... after refusing to use Paypal as a private transaction because the buyer (Me) has no protection from fraud, I went searching for a solution. I did buy the bike and...
05-14-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By Tbobx

Does anyone know of Premium Cycling in Slovenia?

I am trying to buy a vintage Colnago from a company called Premium Cycling in Ljubljana Slovenia. They have a website, Facebook and Instagram presence but not much else. They do not take credit cards...
Forum: Want To Buy
05-05-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,510
Posted By Tbobx

WTB: Vintage Italian Steel

Looking to buy a vintage high-end Italian steel road bike in good to excellent condition. 54-56 cm. 1970s - 1980s. Campy groupset Colnago Cinelli Ciocc DeRosa Bianchi Eddy Merckx F.Moser etc are all...
05-05-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By Tbobx

I recall Bicycling Mag reviewing the Double Blue...

I recall Bicycling Mag reviewing the Double Blue in the 1975-78 time frame ... before I got a drivers license. I always remembered it because the bike is named for its two-toned blue frame. GLWTS
01-23-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,012
Posted By Tbobx

Tour de Parks, Venice and Sarasota FL, March 24 2019

https://www.friendsofthelegacytrail.org/tour-de-parks-information/
TOUR DE PARKS INFORMATION

Sunday, March...
Forum: Southeast
01-23-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 307
Posted By Tbobx

Bike Rental in Bradenton / Sarasota

I needed to rent a bike for a friend coming to town for a few days of warm weather riding. I called around to several shops in Bradenton and Sarasota until I found Ringling Bikes on Manatee Ave...
01-23-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,185
Posted By Tbobx

Ride Long Island End-2-End

As seen on News Channel 12. Sounds a little optimistic.

Walk across Long Island? Map shows new 173-mile trail from NYC t...
Forum: Southeast
01-02-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,631
Posted By Tbobx

Sarasota and Bradenton

I can recommend the Sarasota-Bradenton area for biking. There’s a fairly active bike community with several clubs that welcome snowbird visitors for a ride and plenty of bike lanes and backroads to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-18, 07:57 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,679
Posted By Tbobx

Before you Listen and Ride

Im not hard over on enforcing the law here ... just passing along information.

Many states make it illegal to ride on the road with headphones. Virginia allows bicyclists to ride with one...
Forum: Northeast
07-12-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,673
Posted By Tbobx

Orient Beach State Park Vs Orient Point County Park

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1125x1125/1783f526_2e07_4370_abb4_f8df5a4608d7_f794da2e23371e3a7482c2868741130ef935f49e.jpeg...
07-11-18, 11:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,077
Posted By Tbobx

Montauk NY ?

Montauk NY ?
07-11-18, 11:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,497
Posted By Tbobx

Ballad Shorts on Amazon

In early June I bought three pair of “Baleaf Men's 3D Gel Padded Cycling Bike Shorts Tights Quick Dry UPF 50+“ for $21.99 each on Amazon. Fit great and look great. If I get two seasons out of them...
Forum: Northeast
07-10-18, 11:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,673
Posted By Tbobx

Bike the North Fork

Having grown up on the North Fork I would recommend it for more open roads and less traffic. The geography limits you to mainly east or west travel and there are only two roads going E-W so you won’t...
06-27-18, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By Tbobx

Fixed a creaky rattle today

I had a creaky rattle when going over small bumps that I thought was coming from the headset even though I couldn’t feel any play. On a lark I tightened the front skewer 1/4 turn and it disappeared....
01-28-18, 11:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,613
Posted By Tbobx

Joining this Club

I had quadruple bypass surgery on Jan 3 and then gallbladder out on January 20. I’m of course eager to get back on the bike and have my first post surgery appointment with the cardiologist in two...
Forum: Southeast
04-09-17, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,465
Posted By Tbobx

The commute on the Mount Vernon Trail is pretty...

The commute on the Mount Vernon Trail is pretty good. I ride it several times a week although not during commute hours. Depending on where you are coming from in Alexandria you might also consider...
Forum: Southeast
04-09-17, 08:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 514
Posted By Tbobx

Savannah GA Route information

I am looking for a ride from Savannah GA into South Carolina for 20-30 miles.

Is there a bike lane on Rt 17 bridge into SC? Is this a safe road to ride?

Any information or suggestions of...
Forum: Southeast
03-23-17, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,197
Posted By Tbobx

Looking for a Ride in early April

I am a snowbird in Sarasota Florida taking the long way home to Virginia. I am looking for a ride group or partner to ride anywhere in the southeast US the first two weeks of April. I ride 17-19 mph...
07-12-15, 09:01 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,334
Posted By Tbobx

What part of bringing a bike through the lobby...

What part of bringing a bike through the lobby does mgmt want to prohibit? Wheels on carpet? Then carry it.

I second the previous comment about checking your lease and asking what else cannot...
06-28-15, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By Tbobx

Now put the Strava app on your smart phone or buy...

Now put the Strava app on your smart phone or buy a GPS Bike computer that uploads to Strava. It's great to keep track of your mileage and your improving fitness.
04-23-15, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,125
Posted By Tbobx

Resurrecting a very old thread here.... I...

Resurrecting a very old thread here....

I have an older Shimano 105 STI triple on a tandem and the left shift lever has failed. Fortunately it failed on the big ring and Northern Virginia is...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-12-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,800
Posted By Tbobx

The elves say they'll have my bike on Santa's...

The elves say they'll have my bike on Santa's sleigh in time to be under my tree.

Here's to hoping for a blue sky Christmas!
Forum: Framebuilders
09-26-14, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,800
Posted By Tbobx

Yes i realize I have sat on my butt perhaps too...

Yes i realize I have sat on my butt perhaps too long for a custom bike by Christmas. But the holiday isn't going to drive the decision. Having the bike late winter for riding in early spring is...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-26-14, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,800
Posted By Tbobx

Recently put Bontrager tires on the original...

Recently put Bontrager tires on the original Bontrager wheels with blade spokes. I keep tire pressure at 105-110 psi.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-26-14, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,800
Posted By Tbobx

I've considered that but was hoping Santa Claus...

I've considered that but was hoping Santa Claus would bring this kid a new bike.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-26-14, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,800
Posted By Tbobx

Custom Builder Recommendation

I am just starting to look at upgrading to a custom road bike and looking for recommended builders, preferably near Washington DC.

I am 5'11" and 215 lbs on a good day. I ride 100+ miles per week...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-14, 03:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,669
Posted By Tbobx

Go to Home Depot or Lowes and buy a pair of...

Go to Home Depot or Lowes and buy a pair of safety glasses with clear or light blue lenses. Look great, work great and cost about $10. Can't beat them.
06-10-14, 08:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,136
Posted By Tbobx

Congratulations on the new bike that will surely...

Congratulations on the new bike that will surely take you far and welcome you into cycling where you will meet people and get fit. As with any big purchase, save the receipt and know what the...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By Tbobx

A casual observer here, not an expert. In the...

A casual observer here, not an expert. In the picture of the seat post and tube there is a ...53 on the lug. Maybe a size or serial number that can help you identify the frame. Enjoy!
08-23-13, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,113,001
Posted By Tbobx

Looking for a coffee brown chain guard for a...

Looking for a coffee brown chain guard for a Raleigh Sprite 27 from the early 70s. There is a full length and half length guard available at the time. Im interested in both. If you have one let me...
Forum: Introductions
08-05-11, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By Tbobx

Hello from Alexandria VA

Hi,

I was googling for vintage bike information and found this forum and joined.

I recently moved from Northern California to Virginia and bought an old Raleigh Sprite 27 for commuting to the...
08-01-11, 07:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 324
Posted By Tbobx

Newbie needs help with a Raleigh Sprite 27 5 Speed

So I am new to bike rebuilding (having recently sold my 1973 MGB in British Racing Green :( ) and just bought the above mentioned bike for a commuter to the train station. The bike has a Pletscher...
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