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bampilot06 12-06-21 10:46 AM

The gators ride absolutely dreadful on the madone. Set out with 75 miles in mind. By mile 40 my brain was so rattled by the ride I lost all interest in continuing my ride. Unfortunately, I was still 20 miles from home.
I wish the madone could fit 32s.
Taking the bike to the shop today to get my new cockpit, wonít be able to pick it up until Friday most likely.

Just passed 7000 miles for the year. I might be able to make my goal of 7500 after all.

big john 12-06-21 11:15 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22330305)

The regular Caledonia probably makes the most sense for most people. The Cal 5 is there for the up-sale. The R5 appeals chiefly to the racer-boys.


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22330307)
I wish I could get my hands on a regular Caledonia frameset. I considered ordering the 105 and selling off the parts but thatís too much of a pain.

I like the looks of the blue Caledonia and I think the geometry might work for me. I still fantasize about a new bike, especially when I do a long ride on crappy roads with the Seven. Sometimes I think what a great bike it is and sometimes after a long bumpy ride I don't want to ride it the next day so I take the Gunnar instead.

I like the Giant Defy and the BMC Roadmachine and the BMC has the highest stack of anything I have looked at. I need that. Since I don't have a job any money I spend on a bike will come from savings and not be replaced, so it's a bigger decision than in the past.

BillyD 12-06-21 11:33 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22330383)
Yet the Eagles managed to make the Jets look decent for a while yesterday.

BTW...Did you see the Eagles backup QB who started for the injured Hurts? He reminds me of Lawrence from "Office Space."

Saw him. Did you see the backup QB for the Giants, he really looks like a Martian.

bampilot06 12-06-21 11:41 AM

caledonia is a nice looking bike, but the geometry seems super relaxed. Iím surprised that so many like that. Donít pay me any mind, Iím new and too far for this sport.

datlas 12-06-21 11:56 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22330545)
The gators ride absolutely dreadful on the madone. Set out with 75 miles in mind. By mile 40 my brain was so rattled by the ride I lost all interest in continuing my ride. Unfortunately, I was still 20 miles from home.
I wish the madone could fit 32s.
Taking the bike to the shop today to get my new cockpit, wonít be able to pick it up until Friday most likely.

Just passed 7000 miles for the year. I might be able to make my goal of 7500 after all.

Can't you just drop the PSI some??

big john 12-06-21 12:02 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22330629)
caledonia is a nice looking bike, but the geometry seems super relaxed. Iím surprised that so many like that. Donít pay me any mind, Iím new and too far for this sport.

I always liked the quicker handling bikes with steep steering angles but I'm looking for comfort for my aging bones and the bikes with tall headtubes and big stack numbers generally have relaxed angles. It's fine, I'm not going to be racing any crits and even a touring bike handles good enough for most stuff. It's a bike, after all.

indyfabz 12-06-21 12:13 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22330618)
Saw him. Did you see the backup QB for the Giants, he really looks like a Martian.

:lol: Just looked him up.

"Take me to your leader."

http://res.cloudinary.com/ybmedia/im...I_10249460.jpg

Mojo31 12-06-21 12:29 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22330699)
:lol: Just looked him up.

"Take me to your leader."

http://res.cloudinary.com/ybmedia/im...I_10249460.jpg

That's a big neck and little head!

genejockey 12-06-21 12:50 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22330736)
That's a big neck and little head!

And the sloping shoulders don't help.

indyfabz 12-06-21 01:00 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22330736)
That's a big neck and little head!

The opposite of my Martha Stewart whisk, which has a skinny neck and an extra-large head.

rjones28 12-06-21 01:03 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22330699)
:lol: Just looked him up.

"Take me to your leader."

http://res.cloudinary.com/ybmedia/im...I_10249460.jpg

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...70163d9dfd.png

Mojo31 12-06-21 01:24 PM

I looked up what aliens really look like, and it seems that they don't have the thick necks.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5d3f3140c1.jpg
They do have the arms and chests of serious cyclists.

genejockey 12-06-21 01:30 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22330815)
I looked up what aliens really look like, and it seems that they don't have the thick necks.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5d3f3140c1.jpg
They do have the arms and chests of serious cyclists.

Two points: First, he looks funny not because his neck is THICK, but because his neck is LONG.

Second, maybe what people interpret as aliens are actually cyclists wearing helmets and sunglasses?

genejockey 12-06-21 01:31 PM

AITA? Is it too much to ask people joining your ride to wear a shirt?

WhyFi 12-06-21 01:32 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22330825)
Is it too much to ask people joining your ride to wear a shirt?

Obv.

big john 12-06-21 01:33 PM

https://screenrant.com/wp-content/up...arsattacks.jpg

Mojo31 12-06-21 01:36 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22330825)
AITA? Is it too much to ask people joining your ride to wear a shirt?

What's been more problematic is women refusing to take theirs off.


















I jest.

Mojo31 12-06-21 01:37 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22330822)
Two points: First, he looks funny not because his neck is THICK, but because his neck is LONG.

Second, maybe what people interpret as aliens are actually cyclists wearing helmets and sunglasses?

You may be on to something.

phrantic09 12-06-21 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22330473)
Time for another $21,000* infusion activity.

Remicaid?

genejockey 12-06-21 02:12 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22330830)

Ack-ack! Rack rack rack!

phrantic09 12-06-21 02:14 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22330629)
caledonia is a nice looking bike, but the geometry seems super relaxed. Iím surprised that so many like that. Donít pay me any mind, Iím new and too far for this sport.

Super relaxed? Compared to what?

phrantic09 12-06-21 02:16 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22330595)
I like the looks of the blue Caledonia and I think the geometry might work for me. I still fantasize about a new bike, especially when I do a long ride on crappy roads with the Seven. Sometimes I think what a great bike it is and sometimes after a long bumpy ride I don't want to ride it the next day so I take the Gunnar instead.

I like the Giant Defy and the BMC Roadmachine and the BMC has the highest stack of anything I have looked at. I need that. Since I don't have a job any money I spend on a bike will come from savings and not be replaced, so it's a bigger decision than in the past.

That Oasis colored Caledonia is sweet

big john 12-06-21 02:37 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22330885)
That Oasis colored Caledonia is sweet

I was thinking of this one.
https://www.crowngears.com/mimage/it...048080/3/l.jpg

indyfabz 12-06-21 02:47 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22330833)
What's been more problematic is certain women refusing to take theirs off.

fify

There are both men and women who I do not wan to see shirtless.

genejockey 12-06-21 03:10 PM

Someone, probably a vendor, brought in a box of donuts and left them in the break room, and my colleagues are not depleting them fast enough.


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