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big john 10-27-21 02:07 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22285940)
I find some bikes just swing like a metronome when I'm out of the saddle, and others seem to need more input. The Battaglin is the former sort, and it also corners like it knows where it's going. It's almost like it's saying, "Don't worry, guy. I know what I'm doing", and doesn't need me to tell it too much. Rides a little rough, however.

Yes there is definitely a difference between frames when standing. The best cornering bike I ever had is the Tesch. It would turn without (seemingly) any input from me. The downside is it's the most brutal riding bike ever. Short wheelbase, steep head angle, and heavy, oversized steel tubes. A true crit bike.

MoAlpha 10-27-21 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22285828)
They definitely felt... weird at first. The leverage out of the saddle felt totally different. But with enough miles, they felt right and I haven't noticed them since. I'm fairly broad-shouldered, too, so I should be on 44s, according to conventional sizing of a few years back, but there's no impingement of breathing or any of the silly things like that that have been suggested in the past, so I only see negatives in going back to wider bars.

I always used 42s. Then the R3 came with 38s because it was intended for a woman. I never noticed and now I love them, especially in the drops. I wish I had had them for crowded turns when I was racing. The breathing issue is nonsense.

MoAlpha 10-27-21 02:12 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22285947)
My guess was that you got about 20 miles from home, and couldn't make it back.

No way was I riding the day after shot 3. I slept most of the day.

No, I rode to work the long way.

Mojo31 10-27-21 02:24 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22285784)
:(

I'm sure that the "resolution" is "eh - accidents happen."

:mad:

Not if the family got a good shyster.

Often the "resolution" is to simply take the driver's insurance proceeds and call it a day since the driver likely doesn't have the resources to pay a judgment or larger settlement.

As for criminal liability, the prosecutor would have to show intent or some grossly negligent (drunk, for example) conduct in order to have a case. That can be hard to achieve.

Trsnrtr 10-27-21 02:29 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22285917)
It’s not the route, it’s doing it the morning after a Moderna shot. I was overly optimistic this a.m. and pretty sick right now.

Don’t plan on riding Sunday, [MENTION=107711]datlas[/MENTION].

Were you worn out. My wife still has a “drug out” feeling after shot on Monday. I feel fairly chipper.

Trsnrtr 10-27-21 02:36 PM

I had a 2005 Spec Roubaix Pro that de-bonded at the BB as in the cup sleeve ripped out. This was in the Fall of 2010 and they sent a 2011 Roubaix Pro frame and payed for all shipping LBS labor. Total turn around time from dropping off it to getting back was 9-10 days. It was incredible, too. The improvements in frames from 2005 to 2011 were huge, IMHO.

MoAlpha 10-27-21 02:38 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22285992)
We’re you worn out. My wife still has a “drug out” feeling after shot on Monday. I feel fairly chipper.

Achy, feverish, and exhausted. Things peaked mid-day and I’m getting better, but I don’t think I’m going to cook dinner or get any work done.

WhyFi 10-27-21 03:07 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22285892)
Man, broad shoulders and matinee good looks! Lady killer for sure. Jealous. :(

Don't forget the traffic-stopping legs. :lol:

Mojo31 10-27-21 03:33 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22286030)
Don't forget the traffic-stopping legs. :lol:

As long as they stop the right traffic. :thumb:

LAJ 10-27-21 03:47 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22285961)
I always used 42s. Then the R3 came with 38s because it was intended for a woman. I never noticed and now I love them, especially in the drops. I wish I had had them for crowded turns when I was racing. The breathing issue is nonsense.

Yes. I haven't tried 38's, but I wouldn't be averse to them.

indyfabz 10-27-21 04:00 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22285992)
We’re you worn out. My wife still has a “drug out” feeling after shot on Monday. I feel fairly chipper.

I felt like dirt after my first Pfizer. When I scheduled my second I told work I would probably be out the next day. It was the right call.

Eric F 10-27-21 04:07 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22286030)
Don't forget the traffic-stopping legs. :lol:

It's the yumbo guads, right?

big john 10-27-21 04:13 PM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 22285679)
Oh no. That SUV blew the stop sign and killed him? He was riding his electric Wilier. That's really sad. Poor Cody.

I think the SUV hit him as they were both going the same direction and then the driver freaked and drove over the stop sign. Cody was with Pete's sister I think.

WhyFi 10-27-21 04:14 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22286095)
It's the yumbo guads, right?

I'd like to think that's a component, but the sharp and stark contrast of the tan line was likely a big part of it. :o

Eric F 10-27-21 04:20 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22286106)
I'd like to think that's a component, but the sharp and stark contrast of the tan line was likely a big part of it. :o

This is something I understand. Between the bike, and many hours at a softball field in a t-shirt and shorts, my tan lines are on point. Unfortunately, it's been a lot more of the latter.

Mojo31 10-27-21 04:33 PM

Probably the svelte calves as well. Right WhyFi?

seedsbelize2 10-27-21 04:49 PM

I have very little substantive to add. One of my bikes has 38s and at least one has 44s. I like them both and switch between them without issue. One has indexed shifting and the rest are friction. Same.
The bike I was riding when the two spokes broke was the one with the tubular wheel set. I hate the thought of hunting down new spokes. I couldn't find any at the time I built these, at a reasonable price. Certainly it will be worse now. Of course I built these with used spokes and it came back and bit me. But I got to try out tubulars in the interim.
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WhyFi 10-27-21 04:52 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22286131)
Probably the svelte calves as well. Right WhyFi?

Oh, stop fishing for leg pics, you scamp.

LesterOfPuppets 10-27-21 04:57 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22286095)
It's the yumbo guads, right?

Speaking of yumbo...get a load of these tubes!

https://images.craigslist.org/00n0n_...2_1200x900.jpg

datlas 10-27-21 05:13 PM

Hey Velo Vol it’s not quite Band, but my daughter’s wind ensemble has a concert this weekend and the ensemble does have several trumpet players. Here is the program.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...17b181193c.png

Velo Vol 10-27-21 05:14 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22285944)
is the other your meet up with BAM? Let me know if he replaces me as your new BFF.

Had an unplanned midday meal which jumbled my original list. I made a seamless adjustment, however.

Velo Vol 10-27-21 05:17 PM

I declared myself the winner of the inaugural East Coaster Tour de Brown Squirrel, by virtue of finishing the event less bloodied. bampilot06 finished second.

DougRNS 10-27-21 05:21 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22286208)
I declared myself the winner of the inaugural East Coaster Tour de Brown Squirrel, by virtue of finishing the event less bloodied. bampilot06 finished second.

elaborate, I'm worried about you 2. A wreck or worse?

DougRNS 10-27-21 05:23 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22286203)
Hey Velo Vol it’s not quite Band, but my daughter’s wind ensemble has a concert this weekend and the ensemble does have several trumpet players. Here is the program.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...17b181193c.png

To summarize: A lot of hot air?

Velo Vol 10-27-21 05:23 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22286203)
Hey Velo Vol it’s not quite Band, but my daughter’s wind ensemble has a concert this weekend and the ensemble does have several trumpet players. Here is the program.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...17b181193c.png

Kudos. I would attend if it was within a few miles.

Frankly, our band is in sorry shape right now. It has not recovered since the COVID shutdown. We had three flutes and four clarinets this week. Sad.


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