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10-09-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By audiomagnate

Another pic

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10-09-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By audiomagnate

Another pic

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10-08-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By audiomagnate

More pics...

More pics https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/50x50/00f0f_b6qthazdfti_50x50c_774040f529803cc8cb0d2d1c23d9f2d45a0a3e64.jpg...
10-08-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By audiomagnate

Mystery repainted bike with Campy group set

Any guesses as to what we have here? It looks about the right size and I need a second bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 13,988
Posted By audiomagnate

I was riding with one the other day for the first...

I was riding with one the other day for the first time (as far as I know) on a group ride for over an hour before I realized it was an e-bike. It was an Orbea Gain and the only tipoff is a fat rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,091
Posted By audiomagnate

That's just gorgeous.

That's just gorgeous.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,091
Posted By audiomagnate

Just so you know, 6600 levers are compatible with...

Just so you know, 6600 levers are compatible with 7800 brakes. That's what I'm running and I love the combo.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,091
Posted By audiomagnate

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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09-25-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By audiomagnate

Then I'm good staying with the same length chain....

Then I'm good staying with the same length chain. Thanks.
09-25-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By audiomagnate

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Here's a pic on the two smallest gears. It doesn't look like there's much...
09-25-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By audiomagnate

I missed your point too lol. I was actually...

I missed your point too lol. I was actually considering going from a 12-25 to an 11-28 to add more top end but decided the amount of time I spend speeding downhill at over 40 mph was insignificant...
09-25-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By audiomagnate

It's the old chain and has minimal stretch. As to...

It's the old chain and has minimal stretch. As to the change in gearing, here's my take. My area is very hilly, with many grades between ten and fifteen percent. On my group rides virtually all the...
09-25-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By audiomagnate

One more link, yeah or nay?

I switched from a 12-25 cassette to a 12-28 and am about to replace the chain and wonder if I should add one more link. Everything worked fine on a test ride with the old chain, even cross chaining...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 26,585
Views: 16,386,174
Posted By audiomagnate

This model came and went in one year, so I assume...

This model came and went in one year, so I assume they didn't sell well, even though I personally think it's a great idea. You get the stiffness and durability of aluminum in the main triangle for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26,585
Views: 16,386,174
Posted By audiomagnate

2009 Cannondale Six 5

It's made from aluminum with a carbon rear triangle and carbon fork. I upgraded the seat and seatpost to save about a pound, and the brakes are now Dura Ace 7800 (not shown). Nothing special but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10,247
Views: 2,706,747
Posted By audiomagnate

That bike looks awesome, but it would look even...

That bike looks awesome, but it would look even more awesome with blacked out brake tracks.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10,247
Views: 2,706,747
Posted By audiomagnate

What about poor me? With my half aluminum/half...

What about poor me? With my half aluminum/half carbon Six 5 I'm shunned by both sides. I'm a Cannondale orphan, but the bike is so awesome I can handle it. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By audiomagnate

Me too. I have a similar bike, a 2009 Cannondale...

Me too. I have a similar bike, a 2009 Cannondale Six 5 I also paid $200 for. It came with a mix of 105, 6600 Ultegra and Teckro brakes. I'm slowly upgrading to all 6600 Ultegra by waiting for great...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By audiomagnate

I'd go Ultegra. Lighter, better looking and ...

I'd go Ultegra. Lighter, better looking and nobody cares about originality on a late model budget bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By audiomagnate

I'd go Ultegra. Lighter, better looking and who...

I'd go Ultegra. Lighter, better looking and who cares about originality on a late model budget bike.
09-06-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 177,000
Posted By audiomagnate

I did something dumb. I "upgraded" my single...

I did something dumb. I "upgraded" my single pivot Techkro 580 brakes to dual pivot (super SLR) Dura Ace 9000s and thought they felt a little weird. After finding out about compatibility I realize I...
09-05-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 76,052
Posted By audiomagnate

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,521
Posted By audiomagnate

It comes with a peel off strip and adhesive in...

It comes with a peel off strip and adhesive in the center, but the good news is that if you mess up, like I did several times, you can easily unwrap and redo.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,521
Posted By audiomagnate

I rode most of August in Atlanta with it in high...

I rode most of August in Atlanta with it in high humidity and temps in the 90s. My rides are typically 25 to 30 miles with a couple thousand feet of climbing and I sweat profusely and ride without...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,521
Posted By audiomagnate

Definitely totally loving it. The only revision...

Definitely totally loving it. The only revision of my past statements is concerning tackiness/ slipperiness with sweaty hands or in the rain. After a short ride in the rain I can have to say it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,441
Posted By audiomagnate

Remember trains? Amtrak has become very bike...

Remember trains? Amtrak has become very bike friendly on many of its routes. You can bring a bike on board with you (as opposed to checking it into the baggage car) for a very reasonable fee.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,521
Posted By audiomagnate

I have no idea, but with a name like Kush, it has...

I have no idea, but with a name like Kush, it has to be good!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,521
Posted By audiomagnate

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-27-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By audiomagnate

Why not just pick up a used rigid fork? I found...

Why not just pick up a used rigid fork? I found one for my bike for $16 and the swap was easy and the weight reduction made a much more fun riding experience....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,374
Posted By audiomagnate

We're supposed to do 45 seconds but traffic is a...

We're supposed to do 45 seconds but traffic is a big factor on our rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 755
Posted By audiomagnate

I hope you brought your fly rod.

I hope you brought your fly rod.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 755
Posted By audiomagnate

I rode a segment in a pace line that I've ridden...

I rode a segment in a pace line that I've ridden solo 11 times before with Strava turned on and improved my time/speed by 25 percent over my best previous solo time....
08-23-19, 04:56 AM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 181,841
Posted By audiomagnate

If you saved the old seat I might be interested.

If you saved the old seat I might be interested.
08-23-19, 04:03 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,921
Posted By audiomagnate

That makes a lot of sense. Many times I hopped on...

That makes a lot of sense. Many times I hopped on my old 3.0 Crit racer and told myself, "no sense trying to break your Strava record on the kick around the corner, it's a long ride and you need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,033
Posted By audiomagnate

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08-22-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,921
Posted By audiomagnate

If you read the old catalogs, those tapers were...

If you read the old catalogs, those tapers were the result of computer modeling. The result was a lighter frame (2.8 pounds vs 3.0) and purportedly no loss of stiffness, although the 3.0 Crit frame...
08-22-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,921
Posted By audiomagnate

Here's an old one for reference, my 1990 3.0...

Here's an old one for reference, my 1990 3.0 Criterium.https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20190721_094258_ca9eb336ce5747c2e81e396356ae1173c2fd099c.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,521
Posted By audiomagnate

I have to correct myself. It comes with two...

I have to correct myself. It comes with two pre-cut 3" pieces.


Correct. My bars are definitely compact, and it took a few tries to get it right. I don't think you could pull off the figure 8...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,521
Posted By audiomagnate

I did a quick test with wet hands and it feels...

I did a quick test with wet hands and it feels pretty slippery unfortunately, but the real test will be tomorrow.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,521
Posted By audiomagnate

I will find out tomorrow when I ride 50+ miles in...

I will find out tomorrow when I ride 50+ miles in 90+ degree heat and high humidity. That's been a problem for me with other tapes as I'm a profuse sweater.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By audiomagnate

Found it

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=1181701&goto=newpost
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,521
Posted By audiomagnate

I know Trek is proud of their high tech comfort...

I know Trek is proud of their high tech comfort technology aka IsoSpeed, but I wonder how much of that silky smooth feel is attributable to this tape.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,521
Posted By audiomagnate

It came with a pre-cut piece about four or five...

It came with a pre-cut piece about four or five inches long for that purpose. I went with the figure eight wrap so I didn't need it. Believe me, $30 was a LOT for me to justify and nobody is...
08-21-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,921
Posted By audiomagnate

For me Strava records on segments near my house I...

For me Strava records on segments near my house I do over and over again.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,521
Posted By audiomagnate

Trek/Bontrager's new Perf Line bar tape review

I checked out the new 2020 Madone last week and was duly impressed with the bike, but when I grabbed the bars I was blown away by the downright sexy feel of the tape. I hunted some down and went for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 18,868
Views: 3,800,939
Posted By audiomagnate

I went for my first ride last night. I ABSOLUTELY...

I went for my first ride last night. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS STUFF! I love it so much I'm going to post a new thread after I take some better pics.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,244
Views: 325,481
Posted By audiomagnate

Here's an even nicer one, Portman PATH, separated...

Here's an even nicer one, Portman PATH, separated from traffic and LED signals just for bikes that prevent cars from turning when you have the green, and again NOBODY on it except a guy in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2,244
Views: 325,481
Posted By audiomagnate

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Completely empty state of the art bike path in downtown Atlanta.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 18,868
Views: 3,800,939
Posted By audiomagnate

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-19-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By audiomagnate

Tektro RS580 (see pic). The front was so bad that...

Tektro RS580 (see pic). The front was so bad that they were pushing the wheel to one side when activated and barely releasing. Now they pull perfectly evenly and snap back into place beautifully. At...
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