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07-26-20, 12:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By Camilo

comfort has little or nothing to do with frame...

comfort has little or nothing to do with frame material, but everything to do with geometry, how the bike is fitted to you and the wise, experienced choice of contact points - saddle, shoes, shorts,...
07-24-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 677
Posted By Camilo

Unless you can actually put that wheel to use or...

Unless you can actually put that wheel to use or do the work yourself to make it work, put it for sale and get what you can for it, cut your losses and move on and get what you need, with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2,597
Views: 412,744
Posted By Camilo

A couple of rides I've done recently. ...

A couple of rides I've done recently.

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06-22-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By Camilo

Yea, the front derailleur is likely the culprit....

Yea, the front derailleur is likely the culprit. The FD should just be a tiny bit (1-2mm?) clear of the big ring. If you're not familiar with installing and adjusting FDs, I recommend finding an...
06-21-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,097
Posted By Camilo

To me, if it was powered "without moving his...

To me, if it was powered "without moving his legs", it's not an e-bike, but an e-motorcycle. An e-bike, to me assists pedaling, not substitute for it. I'm a big fan of e-bikes, but don't believe...
06-10-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,430
Posted By Camilo

Same here. Every helmet I've owned were replaced...

Same here. Every helmet I've owned were replaced were for:
1. I simply got rid of two of my original helmets after about 5 years that were styrofoam helmets with fabric covers, one a Bell and the...
06-10-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,675
Posted By Camilo

I'll just speak of road bikes, but I do have one...

I'll just speak of road bikes, but I do have one mountain bike.

For road bikes, the minimum is one of each of the four major materials, steel, aluminum, carbon fiber and titanium. I would...
05-28-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,508
Posted By Camilo

The cap is just one part of the pro kit I wear ...

The cap is just one part of the pro kit I wear

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05-26-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,616
Posted By Camilo

A lot of folks are critical of this sort of...

A lot of folks are critical of this sort of weight consciousness. To me, it doesn't matter if it doesn't make sense in any way other than it's just fun to do this stuff (again, assuming it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,071
Posted By Camilo

What you're saying is true in some cities I'm...

What you're saying is true in some cities I'm familiar with too. But I think this is mostly caused by the success of public policies reducing non-essential procedures and discouraging people from...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,071
Posted By Camilo

Except the virus is not in fact named or "most...

Except the virus is not in fact named or "most commonly" referred to as either "Wuhan" or "Chinese". The accepted and used name of the virus by the medical and scientific communities is SARS-CoV-2...
05-26-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,508
Posted By Camilo

I am currently riding a recumbent tricycle in...

I am currently riding a recumbent tricycle in cargo shorts with a visor cap under my helmet. Am I a Fred?
05-25-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By Camilo

For a one-time use, just get a box from your...

For a one-time use, just get a box from your local bike shop. I've done that quite a bit and never had a problem. There's lots of info online how to pack the bike.

I have a Pika soft case and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,071
Posted By Camilo

You're wrong: The "lockdowns" aren't...

You're wrong: The "lockdowns" aren't unconstitutional.
You're wrong: it's not just a certain segment of the population that is likely to be harmed by the virus. Some are more at risk, but it's...
05-24-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By Camilo

I agree. Don't accept the bike. Go to whatever...

I agree. Don't accept the bike. Go to whatever shop has abike with the features you want in the correct size. Size trumps everything else. Look beyond one or two popular brands.
05-24-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 977
Posted By Camilo

The old durable, lightweight, cost equation...

The old durable, lightweight, cost equation applies.

That said, I recommend you look on EBay and buy "name brand" used stems. There's a million of them because stems are something that a lot of...
05-24-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,760
Posted By Camilo

When you feel it's safe to travel, regardless of...

When you feel it's safe to travel, regardless of whether it's organized or not, go out and cycle around Crater Lake on your own. It's everything it's cracked up to be... beautiful.

While you're...
05-24-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,676
Posted By Camilo

I think you don't understand that the general...

I think you don't understand that the general term "co-op" is broader than what you think.

A cooperative, often shortened to “co-op[color=#222222],” is a business that is owned and operated by and...
05-24-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,676
Posted By Camilo

That's your criterion for being a "cyclist"?...

That's your criterion for being a "cyclist"? Interesting.

For what it's worth, I've been an REI member since 1973, the days of only one or two stores nation-wide and paper mail order catalogs. I...
05-12-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 313,830
Posted By Camilo

He can't. He's just being typical helmet...

He can't. He's just being typical helmet advocate: Wear it just because.
05-12-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 14,679
Posted By Camilo

I've never seen that sign, just showing that we...

I've never seen that sign, just showing that we all have different experiences.

Hmm.... "absurd". I couldn't disagree with you more on that.
05-09-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 313,830
Posted By Camilo

Because cycling is no more dangerous than many...

Because cycling is no more dangerous than many other common activities such as getting in and out of the tub/shower or walking on ice or wet surfaces (both of which have caused me to slip and really...
05-09-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 14,679
Posted By Camilo

No. The key is safe volume and not being an...

No. The key is safe volume and not being an unsafe rider.
05-09-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 14,679
Posted By Camilo

Nah. They're just safe riders. Which can be very...

Nah. They're just safe riders. Which can be very well done while listening with earbuds.
05-09-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 14,679
Posted By Camilo

Safe as long as you're a safe rider in general. ...

Safe as long as you're a safe rider in general. Hearing incoming traffic is not impaired in any way that impacts safety, and what does it tell you except not turn into the traffic- which is stupid...
05-08-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2,260
Views: 805,791
Posted By Camilo

1996 Litespeed Classic

I figure this is classic enough since it originally had downtube shifters and a 1" threaded headset and fork. It's been modified (notice I didn't say upgraded? 😉) with:
Chris King 1" threadless...
05-03-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By Camilo

If you get that brake off and want to change the...

If you get that brake off and want to change the cables (I would ... 7 years....why mess with 7 year old brake cables?). I'd change the shift cables too. All that stuff, including handle bar tape...
04-20-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 507
Posted By Camilo

There are bikes without scratches?

There are bikes without scratches?
04-20-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,325
Posted By Camilo

Hmmm. Without re-reading the entire thread, i...

Hmmm. Without re-reading the entire thread, i don't think we disagree on anything. I think you mistakenly thought I was referring to a post you made because my post was under yours. I was not. I had...
04-16-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7,597
Views: 2,001,577
Posted By Camilo

Early to mid 90s? Kona Lava Dome that my wife...

Early to mid 90s? Kona Lava Dome that my wife bought me for my birthday oh so many years ago. Having Suntour should help age it. Sorry it's so dirty, but it is lovingly used! Derailleurs, wheels,...
04-13-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 13,895
Posted By Camilo

It's bad when a top tube comes through the lung. ...

It's bad when a top tube comes through the lung. It can spoil your ride for sure.
04-07-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,699
Posted By Camilo

Excellent choice! That's an ageless frameset,...

Excellent choice! That's an ageless frameset, imho.

I had a baby blue R2000 triple (stock was full 9 speed 6503 Ultegra w/ DuraAce long cage RD, Mavic Ksyrium wheels) it was a great bike. With...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,029
Posted By Camilo

I was very lucky that I noticed the OP's bib...

I was very lucky that I noticed the OP's bib strap issue early in my use of bibs in a mild state - it was not nearly as tangled as the OP photo. But enough for me to realize that it would either...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By Camilo

The great suggestions go on and on. There really...

The great suggestions go on and on. There really is no end to it. In the spirit of piling on to the OP, I'll mention Great Basin NP. We "stumbled" on to it a couple of years ago when we were...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By Camilo

I like the advice and list Bassmanbob made. But...

I like the advice and list Bassmanbob made. But don't forget Dead Horse Canyon State Park in the Moab area, right near Canyonlands. Moab is flat out a mecca for mountain biking from nice mellow, easy...
04-01-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,406
Posted By Camilo

What is this thing typewriter you speak of?

What is this thing typewriter you speak of?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By Camilo

There's no wrong choice with either of those fine...

There's no wrong choice with either of those fine bikes. However, I would have the bike that felt best to me, no doubt at all. That's what makes me happy when I ride. The group, the braking system...
03-17-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By Camilo

If you end up looking for a new 1" threadless...

If you end up looking for a new 1" threadless carbon fiber fork, be sure to look at the Columbus Minimal. Very nice fork, carbon legs and steerer, light, reputable company, modest graphics. Mine is...
03-17-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By Camilo

In my opinion, two bolt (MTB or touring) shoes...

In my opinion, two bolt (MTB or touring) shoes are fine for anyone but the most demanding rider and the walkability is a good thing. A good quality MTB shoe has a very rigid sole, comparable to a...
03-17-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By Camilo

Buy shoes that you can actually try on. Fit,...

Buy shoes that you can actually try on. Fit, even in the same size, will vary from brand to brand and even models within a brand. I buy 99 % of my stuff online, but not shoes (unless I'm replacing...
02-22-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,482
Posted By Camilo

Yes - this is exactly what I ended up having to...

Yes - this is exactly what I ended up having to do to spread my mid-80s steel frame. And you really have to over extend the frame to make it bend a little. Takes a little time and cautious...
12-19-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,105
Posted By Camilo

The resistance isn't the cost, but the very idea...

The resistance isn't the cost, but the very idea of throwing away something that's perfectly good for no reason. Throw away culture + helmet companies' bottom lines = "it makes just sense to get a...
12-16-19, 12:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,435
Posted By Camilo

I love my triple and always have! Although I...

I love my triple and always have!

Although I have three compact double bikes (low gear 34X28) and they work fine for me, my gravel/all around bike that I use a lot at home (2 miles of rough roads...
12-15-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,105
Posted By Camilo

I've only fallen twice on road bikes since I was...

I've only fallen twice on road bikes since I was in my 20s (I'm mid-60s now). Both times were in the past few year and both were turning too sharp on gravel patches at intersections. Once, very slow...
12-14-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,105
Posted By Camilo

You know you could save a lot of money if you...

You know you could save a lot of money if you quit bouncing your helmet off the ground while your head is in it! 8-)
12-14-19, 12:54 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,105
Posted By Camilo

You could say that about all sorts of stuff that...

You could say that about all sorts of stuff that is thrown out "just because it seems to make sense" or worse yet, disposable crap that doesn't need to be disposable.

My point is,I think it's...
12-13-19, 12:03 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,105
Posted By Camilo

Yea, if it in fact improves brain security. ...

Yea, if it in fact improves brain security. Otherwise, it's just a waste of money and adding to land fills for no reason. I am just very skeptical about any recommendation to replace anything "just...
08-07-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,294
Posted By Camilo

To me, anyone who would pick on someone else's...

To me, anyone who would pick on someone else's bike, especially someone you really don't know well (a friend of a granddaughter) is rude and a dweeb. Maybe he was honestly just making conversation...
08-03-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,334
Posted By Camilo

If it were me, I'd certainly make a call to the...

If it were me, I'd certainly make a call to the buyer just to honestly explain the situation and your attachment to the Cyclops. Not to pressure, but just to explain and offer to trade for the...
07-10-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By Camilo

Search Ebay a lot, you might luck out. If...

Search Ebay a lot, you might luck out.

If you can get good photos (online maybe?), a local sign / decal shop can probably make you good ones. I have an old 80s Sannino frame that needed new...
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