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08-16-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 923
Posted By imakecircles

Why not just get a bike for around $200 that...

Why not just get a bike for around $200 that already has more widely available 700C wheels on it?

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-bianchi-volpe-touring-commuting/6955608988.html
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08-14-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,362
Posted By imakecircles

Ugh, the front quick release position on that '76!

Ugh, the front quick release position on that '76!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2,197
Views: 313,656
Posted By imakecircles

Great thread! Mt Baker Highway SR-542 in...

Great thread!

Mt Baker Highway SR-542 in Washington.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x720/mtbaker2013_fd0aa0ad663f91e78ffc80802ae310baef931e83.jpg
Forum: Framebuilders
08-02-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By imakecircles

OK, thanks for the great advice! I had...

OK, thanks for the great advice! I had definitely not looked that far ahead.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-01-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By imakecircles

Wow, thanks all for the informative responses! ...

Wow, thanks all for the informative responses! Sounds like the general consensus is that drilling larger holes won't affect the frame's riding character noticably and will aid in the ability to vent...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-31-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By imakecircles

First Frame Build Questions

I've always wanted to build myself a custom lugged steel bike frame. The idea is to build a classic steel road frame with lively 74 degree angles like the steel racers I rode as a kid.

I found a...
07-31-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By imakecircles

Hi Sangwlee, Since you're new to cycling I'd...

Hi Sangwlee,

Since you're new to cycling I'd advise you to first go to bike shops to look at and ride bikes that are in your price range to get an idea of what feels best to you given the type of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By imakecircles

One thing I like doing is to search on the...

One thing I like doing is to search on the frame's tubing within craigslist, for instance, Reynolds or Columbus. You may miss seeing some results where sellers don't know the material or value of...
07-15-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,860
Posted By imakecircles

I have a pet theory that after a couple of close...

I have a pet theory that after a couple of close calls of this nature, squirrels get addicted to the adrenaline rush of the near miss and seek it out. Makes 'em extra squrrely.
07-12-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 51,742
Views: 6,839,491
Posted By imakecircles

Here's another Seattle Area Ironman, still large...

Here's another Seattle Area Ironman, still large but *only* 60 cm.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/bik/d/auburn-centurion-ironman/6932548217.html
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07-10-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,146
Posted By imakecircles

Looks like a fun time!

Looks like a fun time!
07-09-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,366
Posted By imakecircles

It could be worse, imagine a bike on which every...

It could be worse, imagine a bike on which every fastener used a different standard: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_screw_drives
Forum: Commuting
07-08-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,066
Posted By imakecircles

I've had good luck with Vittoria Randonneurs in...

I've had good luck with Vittoria Randonneurs in the 32 mm width, good puncture resistance and they seem to be pretty long wearing but provide pretty good feel and traction at the pressures I run,...
07-03-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,245
Posted By imakecircles

First, go to several bike stores and test ride...

First, go to several bike stores and test ride several bikes for different riding styles you may be interested in, like cruisers, mountain, and road bikes, noting costs and sizes of what’s available...
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By imakecircles

That bike and paint job is celeste-ial!

That bike and paint job is celeste-ial!
06-20-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 327,777
Posted By imakecircles

Woot! I made it all the way to the end of this...

Woot! I made it all the way to the end of this thread. So many helpful tips!! I'm especially interested in looking into my local Public Library's 3-D Printing offerings.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,441
Posted By imakecircles

I typically have 1-2 flats/year between two...

I typically have 1-2 flats/year between two bikes, my roadie running 700 x 25 Vittoria Rubinos and my commuter which uses 700 x 32 Vittoria Randonneurs in the model with puncture resistant casing. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,844
Posted By imakecircles

4 P Clamps would be my vote, on a fixie you don't...

4 P Clamps would be my vote, on a fixie you don't want the rack setup interfering with chain tensioning by moving the rear wheel in the horizontal dropouts.

And, mounting the rack on the seatpost...
06-13-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By imakecircles

There's a Ride for Safe Streets this Sunday, if...

There's a Ride for Safe Streets this Sunday, if anyone here is interested in attending: https://www.seattlebikeblog.com/2019/06/12/sunday-join-the-ride-for-safe-streets-starting-at-city-hall/
06-05-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7,436
Views: 1,976,589
Posted By imakecircles

Great idea!

Great idea!
06-04-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,661
Posted By imakecircles

Here's the map of a friend's ride on Strava - he...

Here's the map of a friend's ride on Strava - he lives in QA by Seattle Center, it's not very detailed, but should give you the main idea. He took the Eastlake way up to the Burke Gilman trail. ...
05-28-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 742
Posted By imakecircles

Get it or regret it.

Get it or regret it.
05-24-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,153
Posted By imakecircles

The following works well for me to work on being...

The following works well for me to work on being fluid (which I think might be what the OP is asking?).

Get clipless pedals or strap in with your toestraps. Use only 1 leg (on rollers or the...
05-24-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,717
Posted By imakecircles

Enjoy every moment! I was there for my honeymoon...

Enjoy every moment! I was there for my honeymoon in 2016 and followed the Tour for a couple stages. The Wife and I rented bikes through France Bike Rentals https://www.francebikerentals.com/ though...
05-16-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,064
Posted By imakecircles

Global Bicycle Cities Index 2019

Saw this today and it's interesting. Results seem to be about what I'd expect given my very limited dataset.

https://coya.com/bike/index-2019
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,723
Posted By imakecircles

I find that once the bars are shoulder width,...

I find that once the bars are shoulder width, drop becomes largely irrelevant. I do prefer bars with a tighter bend and longer reach from tops to levers, as this provides more positions. I then...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,293
Posted By imakecircles

That's nice and tidy, just my style. Thanks for...

That's nice and tidy, just my style. Thanks for sharing.
05-10-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 870
Posted By imakecircles

I bought PI shorts years ago that were very good,...

I bought PI shorts years ago that were very good, but more recently, the chamois pad they've changed to "pills" between the chamois and exterior fabric, creating little bumps that apply pressure to...
04-29-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,025
Posted By imakecircles

I was psyched to find a set of the Campy Look...

I was psyched to find a set of the Campy Look pedals for my ’82 Bianchi this weekend at Recycled Cycles. I strongly suspect that they’re just rebranded Looks, as the spindles have a “D” and “G”...
04-15-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,066
Posted By imakecircles

I returned once again on Friday to ride the North...

I returned once again on Friday to ride the North Cascades Highway car free. Usually, this is the time of year that the miles in my legs is increasing with the daylight and sunshine; however, this...
Forum: Introductions
04-15-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 727
Posted By imakecircles

Thanks for the tips on the rides. Nice...

Thanks for the tips on the rides.

Nice Colian bike! Had not heard of that builder before but what an epic find!

My recommendation would be 4. Complete the group (with or without OG hubs) and...
Forum: Introductions
04-11-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 727
Posted By imakecircles

Hi Steve, Welcome! I'm headed down to...

Hi Steve,

Welcome! I'm headed down to Scottsdale next week and borrowing a bike while I'm down there. Perhaps you know of some good road routes in the area that could help you get your 10 posts?...
04-09-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,066
Posted By imakecircles

Yeah, great pictures! Looks like a fun time. ...

Yeah, great pictures! Looks like a fun time. I'm optimistic and have scheduled Friday off work to head up there!
...
04-05-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 552
Posted By imakecircles

I think I have a Park tool dating from the early...

I think I have a Park tool dating from the early '80's that's a box end wrench with very thin walls for just this purpose, perhaps a similar one could be found. I'll see if I can dig up further info...
04-05-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,066
Posted By imakecircles

Looks like they've cleared to MP 150 as of...

Looks like they've cleared to MP 150 as of yesterday! https://www.flickr.com/photos/wsdot/47542655231/in/album-72157706072425041/

Next weekend or the one after look to be the times to go to...
Forum: Introductions
03-27-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By imakecircles

Wilkommen! Are you in the German part of...

Wilkommen! Are you in the German part of Switzerland?
03-26-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,066
Posted By imakecircles

Saw on Twitter today that WSDOT has moved the...

Saw on Twitter today that WSDOT has moved the closure back up to Milepost 134 - there must still be lots of snow up there. They also suggested to bookmark the following: ...
03-26-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,313
Posted By imakecircles

Putting this on here as a sticky, as this is like...

Putting this on here as a sticky, as this is like a Bianchi Nuova Racing 12 Vel that I just got. Mine has a '2F' on the drive side seat lug and a '668' on the non drive side. It also has the two...
03-21-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,066
Posted By imakecircles

Cool, thanks for the info! Looks better for...

Cool, thanks for the info! Looks better for skiing for now.

Cheers,
Forum: Introductions
03-21-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By imakecircles

Welcome to the forums! I'm in Seattle, WA, USA,...

Welcome to the forums! I'm in Seattle, WA, USA, but have family just up the road from you in Burnham. Do you get out to ride in the English countryside?
Forum: Introductions
03-21-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By imakecircles

Do you have to pick em yourself for that price? ...

Do you have to pick em yourself for that price?

Enjoy the ride!
03-20-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,066
Posted By imakecircles

Thanks for the info! Perhaps that's why the...

Thanks for the info! Perhaps that's why the WSDOT updates have been so scarce.
03-18-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,066
Posted By imakecircles

WA SR-20 North Cascades Highway Snow Removal

Hi,

Has anyone ridden up there yet this spring? I haven't seen any recent updates on WS DOT's Twitter and with the sunny springlike weather, I'm starting to wonder about how far up past the...
Forum: Introductions
03-18-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,832
Posted By imakecircles

Hi, Wow that's a really tough situation, but...

Hi,

Wow that's a really tough situation, but great job resetting goals and approaching it positively. The best piece of advice I could give that hasn't already been covered, especially since...
Forum: Introductions
03-18-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By imakecircles

Enjoy the riding there! I hear the...

Enjoy the riding there! I hear the infrastructure for biking can't be beat there.
Forum: Introductions
03-18-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By imakecircles

Used to live in Florida, so I appreciate the...

Used to live in Florida, so I appreciate the hills and the seasons!
Forum: Introductions
03-18-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By imakecircles

Cool! Seattle has quite a thriving bike...

Cool! Seattle has quite a thriving bike community. I'm in Fremont right now while I renovate our Ballard house. I am so excited about putting that together it's hard to find time to ride. Thanks...
Forum: Introductions
03-15-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By imakecircles

Greetings from sunny Seattle!

Saying hi and introducing myself.

I found the Bike Forums recently while browsing around on Craigslist for a vintage Bianchi Nuovo Racing, which I was able to purchase. The posts here were super...
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