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10-28-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 53,648
Posted By Lemond1985

I have heard about this Disney controversy for...

I have heard about this Disney controversy for decades, but never saw the full story laid out, thanks. France has great alpine roads like the Galibier, and the Iozard, and others. If roads were...
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By Lemond1985

I had no idea a seven speed 600 tricolor group...

I had no idea a seven speed 600 tricolor group even existed. You learn something new every day.

Probably not gonna make $$$ much selling it, may as well ride it.
10-28-20, 02:25 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,877
Posted By Lemond1985

Did they ever think of just looking at the spokes...

Did they ever think of just looking at the spokes on the bike or motorcycle's wheels? Those are a pretty good indicator of whether a vehicle is in motion or not.

I dunno, this whole "put your foot...
10-28-20, 01:56 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 53,648
Posted By Lemond1985

I've done it. Use a triple, and some decent-sized...

I've done it. Use a triple, and some decent-sized tires.

https://pjammcycling.com/climb/147.Mineral%20King%20Road

The pictures don't really capture it, but when you get to the top, it looks...
10-27-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,305
Posted By Lemond1985

The colors were screwed up on my Paramount...

The colors were screwed up on my Paramount decals, gold border on one, while border on another. Fortunately they peeled off, good riddance. Terrible service too, for what they charge. Slow as well.
...
10-27-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 560
Posted By Lemond1985

Being the lazy sort, I just wait until the chain...

Being the lazy sort, I just wait until the chain starts slipping and skipping before I replace anything. I have so many bikes that I'm constantly switching parts on, that it would be very impractical...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 7,844
Posted By Lemond1985

A shameful Tour de France race director, riding...

A shameful Tour de France race director, riding in his shameful car, leading a shameful peloton. :innocent:
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10-27-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,877
Posted By Lemond1985

In California, there is no law that I know of...

In California, there is no law that I know of that says operators of two wheeled conveyances must put a foot down when stopping. But many motorcyclists do this habitually at stop signs, especially...
10-26-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 574
Posted By Lemond1985

It almost seems like a profit model. Build inner...

It almost seems like a profit model. Build inner tubes that blow out mysteriously. The customer blames himself, and then has to go buy more inner tubes, probably manufactured at the same factory....
10-26-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By Lemond1985

This one just screams "Beer Run!" :lol: ...

This one just screams "Beer Run!" :lol:

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"And...
10-26-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 574
Posted By Lemond1985

So what do you call an inner tube that explodes...

So what do you call an inner tube that explodes for no reason while the bike is leaning against a wall? I would call it a textbook example of "res ipsa loquitur", but maybe I'm being excessively...
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By Lemond1985

I take that back about the 600 Tri-Color....

I take that back about the 600 Tri-Color. Cannondale did have a model that used it, but it's 7 speed Tri-Color 600, rather than 8 speed.

...
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By Lemond1985

It's a 1988. That's the only year they used the...

It's a 1988. That's the only year they used the "Criterium Geometry" sticker on the seat tube.

In my area of California, I would expect to see a used bike like that one, for sale for $300-400. You...
10-26-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 574
Posted By Lemond1985

Wow, that's an interesting theory about the tube...

Wow, that's an interesting theory about the tube shifting as it is inflated. I come here for stuff like that. With this tube, I did hear a couple of "pops" from the tube shifting position once i...
10-26-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 649
Posted By Lemond1985

1976 was a great year for Raleighs. My...

1976 was a great year for Raleighs. My Competition from that year is nowhere near as pretty. Those rear chromed triangles look great with a nice silver hub and shiny new cassette or freewheel. Ditto...
10-26-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 58,657
Views: 8,595,559
Posted By Lemond1985

Coppi road bike steel lugged road bike 1990's...

Coppi road bike steel lugged road bike 1990's size 58 made in Italy - $565https://images.craigslist.org/00S0S_1Z6EWxPMgyp_0zQ0qT_1200x900.jpg
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10-25-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 574
Posted By Lemond1985

What a Defective Inner Tube Looks Like

I got a whole batch of tubes like this. There is apparently a seam on the underside of the inner tube. The seam on this tube appears defective, and was not joined together securely, and keeps...
10-25-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Lemond1985

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Photo thanks to Jason Herman.
10-25-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,026
Posted By Lemond1985

Late 90's Bianchi Boardwalk I have been working...

Late 90's Bianchi Boardwalk I have been working on the past few days. I had written the frame off a long time ago as "too small", and I still wish I had a little more head tube and less stem and seat...
10-25-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,723
Posted By Lemond1985

Those are fine, I don't see any twisting or...

Those are fine, I don't see any twisting or forcing the back in any position beyond the normal range of motion. Except #6 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=6) , and I...
10-25-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By Lemond1985

True, but why is it almost always a white pickup...

True, but why is it almost always a white pickup truck?

...
10-25-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By Lemond1985

OK, so if you are JRA minding your own business,...

OK, so if you are JRA minding your own business, and some car weaves over a double yellow line, and starts heading straight toward you a high speed for no apparent reason, you don't start getting...
10-25-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,723
Posted By Lemond1985

I saw this article in the Track Racing sub a...

I saw this article in the Track Racing sub a while back, and took the advice to heart about not stretching or twisting the back. Here is a quote:


...
10-25-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Lemond1985

I searched around for pics of Cofidis 1997 bikes,...

I searched around for pics of Cofidis 1997 bikes, and I noted one with a number hanger, and the other just used two zip ties. I think the zip ties would work fine, I don't see any critical need for a...
10-25-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 3,981
Posted By Lemond1985

Carrying a repair kit is just common sense.

Carrying a repair kit is just common sense.
10-25-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Lemond1985

Bobby Julich TDF Bike, Real or Fake?

Bobby Julich’s 1997 Tour D France Bike - $1,000 (Modesto)

https://images.craigslist.org/00v0v_5IEuXAox17d_0CI0t2_1200x900.jpg

https://images.craigslist.org/00n0n_eAH1Ubzisyr_0CI0t2_1200x900.jpg...
10-25-20, 03:15 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,028
Posted By Lemond1985

I encourage everyone in this thread to go visit a...

I encourage everyone in this thread to go visit a slaughterhouse ASAP. If you're anything like me, you will never want to eat meat again, after seeing (and smelling) some of the things you'll see...
Forum: Foo
10-24-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 441
Posted By Lemond1985

Metal bowl. Heat gun.

Metal bowl. Heat gun.
10-24-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By Lemond1985

Oncoming Cars that Drift Into Your Lane

Been seeing this a couple times per ride lately. Car coming the other way is a foot or so over the double yellow line ($250 fine) and the driver seems to think, "Oh, they're just a bike, they're not...
Forum: Foo
10-24-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,258
Posted By Lemond1985

Owning a "Man Bicycle": ...

Owning a "Man Bicycle":


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10-24-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 58,657
Views: 8,595,559
Posted By Lemond1985

Bobby Julich’s 1997 Tour D France Bike - $1,000...

Bobby Julich’s 1997 Tour D France Bike - $1,000 (Modesto) https://modesto.craigslist.org/bik/d/modesto-bobby-julichs-1997-tour-france/7218874572.html
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,822
Posted By Lemond1985

There is a lot of natural deterioration of muscle...

There is a lot of natural deterioration of muscle tone and strength beginning around the 50's. It can be overcome with simple exercises (like the excellent suggestion of hanging from your arms every...
10-24-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 58,657
Views: 8,595,559
Posted By Lemond1985

1970's Vintage Nishiki Road Compe Bicycle Frame...

1970's Vintage Nishiki Road Compe Bicycle Frame and Components - $250 (Shafter)https://bakersfield.craigslist.org/bik/d/shafter-1970s-vintage-nishiki-road/7206531891.html
...
10-23-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19,763
Views: 3,240,031
Posted By Lemond1985

I think "PEDAL assisted" would be more accurate....

I think "PEDAL assisted" would be more accurate. Besides, why pedal at all, especially if no one can see your legs? There's no one to impress, it's strictly "the honor system" in that regard.

I'm...
10-23-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By Lemond1985

Crescent wrench. To hold the spoke in place....

Crescent wrench. To hold the spoke in place. Expect some sort of spoke prep to gum things up. Purchase extra spokes just in case.

I had to replace some spokes on a bladed pre-built wheel recently....
10-23-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By Lemond1985

Similar. This frame has been up for ages. Not as...

Similar. This frame has been up for ages. Not as much call for vintage ATB frames as i would have expected. People like them, but only to a point. I find them interesting too, but not interesting...
10-23-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 19,763
Views: 3,240,031
Posted By Lemond1985

One of a Kind Bicycle (clovis)...

One of a Kind Bicycle (clovis) https://images.craigslist.org/01616_fGUwA2gJmp7_0CI0t2_1200x900.jpg

Bicycle??? Where are the pedals? Oh, it's electric. So it's more a "car" than a "bike". Welcome...
10-22-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,798
Posted By Lemond1985

I had some bird crap on my car that had dried on,...

I had some bird crap on my car that had dried on, so I quickly grabbed a scouring pad and a water hose to clean it off. Unfortunately, said scouring pad had just been used to clean some stainless...
10-20-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,026
Posted By Lemond1985

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

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Seeing those rocks, I suddenly understand why everyone and...
10-20-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,877
Posted By Lemond1985

Yeah, what if it's a Border Patrol agent axing...

Yeah, what if it's a Border Patrol agent axing for it? I'm sure lots of people would love it if you could refuse to show ID in that situation.
10-20-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,225
Posted By Lemond1985

WHY would anyone even think of doing this,...

WHY would anyone even think of doing this, kicking a dog that just standing there, for the heck of it? And why would they be on a bike when they did it? To me it's pretty clear this dog was chasing...
10-20-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,225
Posted By Lemond1985

To me, as a bare legged bicyclist, when I see an...

To me, as a bare legged bicyclist, when I see an off-leash dog, with it's teeth showing, that's angrily and aggressively barking while looking right at me like I'm his worst enemy, I treat the...
Forum: Foo
10-20-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Lemond1985

Does This Bother You? What About This?

I have noticed a recent trend, or what seems like a trend.

People doing minor things to try to annoy you, to try to provoke a reaction, and hopefully an overreaction. I see it almost every day.
...
10-20-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,877
Posted By Lemond1985

I think I read that there was a Supreme Court...

I think I read that there was a Supreme Court case saying cops can arrest you for a simple traffic violation. So assuming you arguably violated the law, which was the reason for the stop, those boys...
10-20-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,026
Posted By Lemond1985

Yes, all counties in California are pretty much...

Yes, all counties in California are pretty much like Marin County. ;)

I should have said that "where I live" the gravel roads are generally private. Somebody had to build and dedicate those...
10-20-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,225
Posted By Lemond1985

It's kinda hard to kick a dog that's just...

It's kinda hard to kick a dog that's just standing there minding his own business. It's hard NOT to kick a dog that's chasing you, in full attack mode with teeth bared, and is ready to take a bite...
10-20-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 809
Posted By Lemond1985

What the hay, you only live once, get the 56T...

What the hay, you only live once, get the 56T front sprocket!
10-20-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,225
Posted By Lemond1985

The owner was a canine heart specialist, she knew...

The owner was a canine heart specialist, she knew right where to spread the ribs to directly access the heart.

The insane German Shepard that attacked and bit me for absolutely no reason, I kicked...
10-20-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By Lemond1985

Thank you. :thumb:

Thank you. :thumb:
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By Lemond1985

Does it really matter though, when you're...

Does it really matter though, when you're sprawled out on the asphalt? I guess I am not much of an "early adopter".

I can see this person suing over this. And the courts can apportion out the...
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