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06-26-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,478
Posted By VeloSiDad

Ok. Thank you for the link. I noticed on the...

Ok. Thank you for the link. I noticed on the Rouleur page that Hinault is wearing gloves which had an open-weave on the back of the hand, probably 100% cotton. Those were the days.

And to...
06-23-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,323
Posted By rccardr

It's a great time to be a collector, a terrible...

It's a great time to be a collector, a terrible time to be a seller.
06-23-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,068
Posted By burnthesheep

Don’t forget the wisdom of this guy... ...

Don’t forget the wisdom of this guy...

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/04/508213332/105-year-old-cyclist-rides-14-miles-in-an-hour-en-route-to-a-world-record

Saw a quote from...
06-23-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,068
Posted By GlennR

True, aren't these the same people that spend...

True, aren't these the same people that spend insane amounts on marginal gains like Ceramic Speed UFO chains ($150) and OPS pulleys ($499)?
06-23-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,597
Posted By RobbieTunes

Yeah, a bike that ugly is dead to me. :twitchy:

Yeah, a bike that ugly is dead to me. :twitchy:
06-23-19, 01:21 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,009
Posted By MEversbergII

Ah, April 1994. I had just turned six... ...

Ah, April 1994. I had just turned six...

Anyways, if you're serious about digitizing those, there are services who do exactly that kind of thing (both destructively and non-destructively). Might...
06-22-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,624
Posted By RobbieTunes

Today, I passed a guy on a nearly deserted road...

Today, I passed a guy on a nearly deserted road 1/4 mile from the Ohio River. He was sort of staggering, sort of walking, 6'2, maybe 190, couldn't tell with all the clothes he was wearing. I was...
06-22-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,009
Posted By Maelochs

Nothing like a factual, actual feel-good story....

Nothing like a factual, actual feel-good story. Thanks for sharing.
06-22-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,009
Posted By FiftySix

Good story. Excellent punch line. :roflmao2:

Good story. Excellent punch line. :roflmao2:
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By iab

For money? Probably not. Because it's...

For money? Probably not.

Because it's there? Absolutely.
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By markwesti

Of course it is , some pictures would be nice .

Of course it is , some pictures would be nice .
06-21-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,796
Posted By xiaoman1

Nomadmax, Ask zetaprime to help you "find" one....

Nomadmax,
Ask zetaprime to help you "find" one. :innocent:
Ben
06-21-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,238
Posted By 63rickert

Frame shop does not need dimensions. OP is...

Frame shop does not need dimensions. OP is claiming one inch of rake. No similar bike of era would have had one inch of rake.

Bent at steerer/crown. Those don't get repaired or re-raked. Plain...
06-21-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,238
Posted By jethin

Thread’s bent. 🤪

Thread’s bent. 🤪
06-21-19, 01:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,796
Posted By merziac

Atta boy. :thumb:

Atta boy. :thumb:
06-20-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,238
Posted By cudak888

Crashed, bent in shipping when new, jigged wrong...

Crashed, bent in shipping when new, jigged wrong at the factory...it doesn't matter. The fact is that the fork is not raked as it was meant to be (yes, bent forks can be bent perfectly symmetrical)....
06-19-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By seypat

I have a high end Lotus. It's pretty nice. ...

I have a high end Lotus. It's pretty nice.

Edit: I also have a low-mid level Lotus as well, a Unique. It's a quality, well constructed bike also. :D
06-19-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,238
Posted By -holiday76

has anyone mentioned that fork is bent on the...

has anyone mentioned that fork is bent on the blue Giant?
06-19-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,238
Posted By cudak888

Knock, knock? Who's there? Ernest Ford. ...

Knock, knock?
Who's there?
Ernest Ford.
Ernest who?
Ernest Ford from Bent Fork, Tennessee.

-Kurt
06-19-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,238
Posted By TenGrainBread

Fork's definitely bent.

Fork's definitely bent.
06-19-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,238
Posted By t_e_r_r_y

oh, pictures are back! must have been a hiccup. ...

oh, pictures are back! must have been a hiccup.

and yeaaah, i think your fork's bent.
...
06-19-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 765
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

This rivet-or-screw plan sounds stupid - the area...

This rivet-or-screw plan sounds stupid - the area you indicate you intend to drill and put fasteners is probably the most highly stressed area of the part, and drilling will remove material and...
06-19-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 765
Posted By AnkleWork

+1 And teeth. OP: Racing and pseudo-racing...

+1 And teeth.

OP: Racing and pseudo-racing parts have limited life and are disposable. You paid extra for that. Your plan weakens the crank arm at the worst possible place -- please reconsider.
06-18-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,009
Posted By Maelochs

That paragraph alone raised the level of this...

That paragraph alone raised the level of this thread from the bottom of the cesspool to the top of a pool of cool, clear, potable water. Bravo!

Love the story. Love the mental images.
06-18-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,009
Posted By livedarklions

Wut**********Oswald shot Officer J. D. Tippit to...

Wut**********Oswald shot Officer J. D. Tippit to death. Are you slandering a police officer who died in the line of duty?
06-18-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,009
Posted By FiftySix

Different machines for different tasks. A...

Different machines for different tasks.

A police motorcycle isn't much wider than the handlebars of a mountain bike, but the motorcycle has an impressive power to weight ratio, impressive...
06-18-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,009
Posted By livedarklions

And that video isn't real, either.

And that video isn't real, either.
06-18-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,009
Posted By FiftySix

And those aren't police motorcycles in chase,...

And those aren't police motorcycles in chase, either.
06-18-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,009
Posted By livedarklions

I've never seen a clearer case of a poster who...

I've never seen a clearer case of a poster who doesn't understand his own posting.

Bicycle police don't generally do high-speed chases, especially not on open road. They want a bike they can ride...
06-18-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,360
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Usually, a leaking Shrader valve is an indication...

Usually, a leaking Shrader valve is an indication it just needs to be tightened into the stem a bit. A core removal tool can be used to do it.
06-18-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,009
Posted By livedarklions

Thank you! For the posting and the service. ...

Thank you! For the posting and the service.

I'm guessing you have about a million good stories on the subject. Any chance you could start a thread? The premise of this thread is so silly that...
06-18-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,672
Posted By qcpmsame

There is a term you used to hear, in Engineering,...

There is a term you used to hear, in Engineering, a whole lot, but its lost favor in these highly technical times. "Simple Elegance", and this Colnago exemplifies that kind of thinking to me. Nothing...
06-18-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 995
Posted By RobbieTunes

Major Taylor on “Fresh Aire”

I’m no fan of NPR, but I listen to it often.

Today’s “Fresh Aire” segment is on the world’s fastest man. Given the very real obstacles to his success at the time, I have no idea what the gist of...
06-17-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,597
Posted By RobbieTunes

Since it's carbon, it's my rain bike. This...

Since it's carbon, it's my rain bike. This weekend, definitely. A bit of "dirt" on the roads. Yes, DA9000 works just fine in the mucky muck....
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By ThermionicScott

Nearly every year on RAGBRAI, one rider out of...

Nearly every year on RAGBRAI, one rider out of the 10-20,000 will die of a heart attack. It will make the news, and friends and family members will let me know once I've gotten home myself. There...
06-17-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,009
Posted By Duragrouch

^Exactly. Plus, a police-quality bike is...

^Exactly.

Plus, a police-quality bike is about 10% of the cost of a police-quality motorcycle, even more savings when you factor in maintenance. Adding electric power to police bikes for short...
06-17-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13,791
Views: 1,212,276
Posted By hazetguy

Rode 1 mile. It's one mile I've wanted to ride...

Rode 1 mile. It's one mile I've wanted to ride for a long, long time. The first on my Colnago!
...
06-17-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13,791
Views: 1,212,276
Posted By noglider

On June 6, we were staying with my wife's...

On June 6, we were staying with my wife's newfound cousin in Kekkut, Hungary, way out in the countryside. He has spare bikes, so he told us to go take a ride.

It's a beautiful rural area, with all...
06-17-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13,791
Views: 1,212,276
Posted By RobbieTunes

Sunday, it didn't rain. But there was mud....

Sunday, it didn't rain. But there was mud....
06-17-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13,791
Views: 1,212,276
Posted By RobbieTunes

Saturday, it rained until we were done. Then it...

Saturday, it rained until we were done. Then it rained more. With nomadmax....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,214
Posted By jlaw

So true. It rained here all of last Saturday...

So true. It rained here all of last Saturday night/early Sunday morning - stopped around 5 a.m. I went out at 6 a.m. to find empty, quiet roads and a pleasantly damp, misty air at about 62* -...
06-16-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,360
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Every ride? How many days on average between...

Every ride? How many days on average between rides?

Leaky cores happen occasionally but not all that much. Have you sprayed soapy water on the valve after topping off the air, or dunked the...
06-15-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,942
Posted By Wildwood

+1,000!!!

+1,000!!!
06-14-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,406
Posted By 52telecaster

Technically not a bicycle...

My grandfather built this in the 30s or 40s. He machined the 4 cylinder engine in his garage shop. I rode it when I was a kid. It recently came into my possession. Grandpa was the guy that told me,...
06-14-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,570
Posted By GlennR

Do you have a "safe" word?

Do you have a "safe" word?
06-14-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,077
Posted By abshipp

I wouldn't. Yes, they might be fine for...

I wouldn't.

Yes, they might be fine for years and years with those cracks. Especially if they are on a bike that you don't ride very hard.

But then there might be that one time where a loose...
06-14-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By Koyote

I did not wade through the earlier responses, so...

I did not wade through the earlier responses, so forgive me if someone else has already pointed this out: you should see a dermatologist. Not a general practitioner.
06-12-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,009
Posted By Hr1

A cyclist cop is probably THE fittest LEO there...

A cyclist cop is probably THE fittest LEO there is. It's the only kinda cop I'd love to be.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 27,891
Posted By cthenn

The aluminum fork failure was a reminder that...

The aluminum fork failure was a reminder that carbon parts have a high failure rate? The aluminum fork failure reminded me to take the trash out later.
06-12-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,009
Posted By indyfabz

So in essence, exactly what the rest of us...

So in essence, exactly what the rest of us explained to you.
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