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07-20-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,985
Posted By USAZorro

It's Trek or an Ellis. I recommend Ellis, because...

It's Trek or an Ellis. I recommend Ellis, because Dave has mad skills as a builder.

To the original question... While I admit to severe skepticism about eastern European manufacturing competence,...
07-20-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,271
Posted By USAZorro

Nothing against your Fuji. I have a 1972 Finest,...

Nothing against your Fuji. I have a 1972 Finest, and it's an awesome ride.. My personal opinion is that once you've moved beyond a rando bag in the front and a seat bag in the back, you've entered...
07-20-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,271
Posted By USAZorro

If ubiquity is the criteria, the Raleigh Super...

If ubiquity is the criteria, the Raleigh Super Course needs to be on the list. My take on "sport touring" is that if there are fittings for racks and panniers, it's more likely to be "touring" than...
07-19-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,235
Posted By USAZorro

I'll spare folks the pictures of the 1970-ish...

I'll spare folks the pictures of the 1970-ish Eriol frame that I picked up a bit over a year ago. Hasn't been properly built up yet (never seen another Eriol, so despite it's ordinary-ness, it must...
07-19-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 796
Posted By USAZorro

That too. It seems to be his niche.

That too. It seems to be his niche.
07-19-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 796
Posted By USAZorro

I remember them well, and enjoyed them also. ...

I remember them well, and enjoyed them also. That said, I believe calling the segments infomercials would be accurate.
07-18-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,588
Posted By USAZorro

Thanks for organizing this again. Vuelta could...

Thanks for organizing this again. Vuelta could be incredible, and am anticipating it. Hoping to thread the needle and being back to work by then, yet able to watch it.

p.s. - I've heard no calls...
07-17-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 796
Posted By USAZorro

I think the infomercials about bike gear are best...

I think the infomercials about bike gear are best left to Robbie Ventura. :innocent:
07-17-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By USAZorro

There isn't always a time bonus on the line on...

There isn't always a time bonus on the line on sprint stages, but 10 seconds is the maximum that could be expected. It's highly unlikely that someone who is fast enough to win the final sprint stage...
07-17-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,588
Posted By USAZorro

I've advanced my talents. I can now kill a...

I've advanced my talents. I can now kill a thread without even making the post. :innocent:
07-14-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,588
Posted By USAZorro

Nothing against your beverage. If there were a...

Nothing against your beverage. If there were a rider named Merlot, I wouldn't be able to say that. :innocent:
The race is not yet over, but today's stage is close to what I hopefully imagined...
07-09-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By USAZorro

Stage 12 was a textbook example for how to screw...

Stage 12 was a textbook example for how to screw up a neutral start.
07-07-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,588
Posted By USAZorro

Tissot is a little too much work, and the...

Tissot is a little too much work, and the continual changes detracts some from the satisfaction of prognostication, imo.

Substitution for a rider or two who crashes out or abandons or misses the...
07-07-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,857
Posted By USAZorro

Thor was awesome, and I remember watching these...

Thor was awesome, and I remember watching these stages and cheering for him. Definitely impressive, but I think what Wout did today is a little bit more so.
07-07-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,857
Posted By USAZorro

Hindsight gives benefits, but ISN has built a...

Hindsight gives benefits, but ISN has built a roster based on unfounded hopes and dreams. They have some riders who would be capable in support roles, but they need a reality check if they're to...
07-06-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,857
Posted By USAZorro

Man, Peter got abused about 5 times in the last...

Man, Peter got abused about 5 times in the last 2K.
07-04-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,019
Posted By USAZorro

As fans, we have an embarrassment of riches as of...

As fans, we have an embarrassment of riches as of today. There's a distinct generational passage that's about to occur as many of the riders who have been the "big names" are in their twilight, or...
07-04-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,588
Posted By USAZorro

Perhaps I'll have enough of the remaining 28...

Perhaps I'll have enough of the remaining 28 riders at the end of the Tour to be competitive. :innocent:
07-03-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,857
Posted By USAZorro

As the lead rider was approaching the line on...

As the lead rider was approaching the line on stage 8 (if I recall somewhere between 200 - 400 meters from the finish, a plastic bottle rolls from right to left across the course, and barely is...
06-29-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,024
Posted By USAZorro

Barring a crash, I don't anticipate huge changes....

Barring a crash, I don't anticipate huge changes. If Thomas can get comfortable, he and Porte may make back a bit of time on some. Not that I expect it would matter for Richie.
06-28-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,857
Posted By USAZorro

His hand came up as if to protest his innocence a...

His hand came up as if to protest his innocence a split second after Roglic was on his way down. To me it seems like he knew he was bumping him, but possibly didn't expect the end result to be as...
06-28-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,857
Posted By USAZorro

Is Colbrelli going to get booted for knocking...

Is Colbrelli going to get booted for knocking Roglic into the ditch?
06-28-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,588
Posted By USAZorro

I was referring to the 2nd huge crash on the...

I was referring to the 2nd huge crash on the stage.
06-27-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,588
Posted By USAZorro

That one gets a (deservedly) huge amount of...

That one gets a (deservedly) huge amount of press. Unfortunately, the crash caused by the inattention of one of Froome's team-mates had a radically larger impact on the race. I searched online...
06-26-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 4,857
Posted By USAZorro

Multiple moments of idiocy had maximum effect in...

Multiple moments of idiocy had maximum effect in extinguishing the hopes of many on the very first day. I am appalled.
06-09-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,356
Posted By USAZorro

I have two bicycles that can't take anything...

I have two bicycles that can't take anything wider than 23's. They're two of my most desirable machines, but they don't get ridden a whole lot.

Thanks to all posting here who help to lessen...
06-09-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,087
Posted By USAZorro

fwiw - the 760 frame is the same as the 770 frame...

fwiw - the 760 frame is the same as the 770 frame beneath the cosmetics. I had an '85 for a while that I picked up for a song. It had a lot of non-original (actually upgraded) parts and a very...
06-09-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,943
Posted By USAZorro

Other side of the coin... reminds me of an...

Other side of the coin... reminds me of an instance when some guy responded to one of my Craigslist offerings about a dozen years ago. I was listing a fully overhauled 198x Schwinn Traveler for...
06-07-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By USAZorro

I agree with Randy. Also, unless you want to...

I agree with Randy.

Also, unless you want to change the number of gears on your bike, there's no reason to have to change the derailleurs.

I looked at the profile pictures. I see the saddle...
06-01-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,147
Posted By USAZorro

It's a great looking bicycle. I used to own an...

It's a great looking bicycle. I used to own an '84 (blue and not quite as showy). It was a very stable and steady rider, and if I truly had been looking for a touring bike to mount panniers on,...
06-01-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,082
Posted By USAZorro

I give a :thumb: to the Arabesque. The Dura...

I give a :thumb: to the Arabesque.

The Dura Ace cable guide... not so much.
05-30-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4,117
Views: 392,770
Posted By USAZorro

Seeking: Front derailleur for braze-on that would...

Seeking: Front derailleur for braze-on that would work on this...
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05-27-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,374
Posted By USAZorro

My slow motion build for my wife. Stripped the...

My slow motion build for my wife. Stripped the paint and sent for blasting. I acquired this from a very generous individual here. It's evidently a 1991 Raleigh Team with alloy lugs and 753 tubing....
05-21-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,020
Posted By USAZorro

It's a very eclectic set-up, very little of which...

It's a very eclectic set-up, very little of which I can take credit for, as this is the way it came to me when sloar was kind enough to pass it along to me.

It's actually got 18 speeds. 52-44-32...
05-20-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,355
Posted By USAZorro

I refuse to let Brailsford ruin cycling for me.

I refuse to let Brailsford ruin cycling for me.
05-20-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,088
Posted By USAZorro

rhm is correct. Angelus makes very high quality...

rhm is correct. Angelus makes very high quality products.

Not too long ago (in vintage terms, 3-4 years or so), I acquired am rhm saddle (first of two so far), and I painted it with a mixture of...
05-20-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,355
Posted By USAZorro

I'm not sure whether or not to feel reassured...

I'm not sure whether or not to feel reassured that Ineos got Egan's microdosing issues sorted out.
05-13-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 6,181
Posted By USAZorro

ROFL. Ewan will be pedaling backwards after...

ROFL.

Ewan will be pedaling backwards after the first cat 1. Buchmann won't be the #1 GC rider after this season for Bora. Grosschartner (I don't have the keyboard to spell it correctly) has way...
05-13-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 6,181
Posted By USAZorro

I think I'm mathematically eliminated - seeing as...

I think I'm mathematically eliminated - seeing as I only have one legit GC threat remaining, and just about everyone else has him as well. Was playing the angle of two well placed GC riders, a top...
05-07-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 6,181
Posted By USAZorro

I guess I'm halfway between Lance and Mr. Merckx....

I guess I'm halfway between Lance and Mr. Merckx. I focus on the Grand Tours. Karma has a much better window to announce itself than in one day races. :innocent:

Advance warning... I actually have...
05-07-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 6,181
Posted By USAZorro

It's good to be the King. Is it better to...

It's good to be the King.

Is it better to be basking in glory, or Baskin in Robbins?
05-07-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 6,181
Posted By USAZorro

I couldn't find a way to spend all 100 points...

I couldn't find a way to spend all 100 points without compromising my team.
04-29-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,673
Posted By USAZorro

I had a 1984-ish 210 (nearly identical geometry...

I had a 1984-ish 210 (nearly identical geometry and kitted out with slightly less costly components than the 610), and while it was a well made, nicely finished and very stable bicycle, it didn't...
03-27-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,445
Posted By USAZorro

I can't say that it inspires a great amount of...

I can't say that it inspires a great amount of hope, but I have been surprised in the past. Factors working against you here are the internal cable routing and the fluted seatpost - both of which...
03-25-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4,117
Views: 392,770
Posted By USAZorro

This one is so easy for someone, but it's...

This one is so easy for someone, but it's stopping me from getting a bike back on the road.

ISO: One cantilever brake yoke. (the thing in the middle. I have several center-pull yokes, but...
03-24-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,436
Posted By USAZorro

It was a Long Haul Trucker. It was "boring and...

It was a Long Haul Trucker. It was "boring and slow" and also rather heavy. I got it because I wanted to try randonneuring, and while it was very stable and had every conceivable fitting and mounting...
03-24-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,754
Posted By USAZorro

Ooooh! Something I can do. ...

Ooooh! Something I can do.


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a little guguficazione....
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03-23-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,436
Posted By USAZorro

Seems much more recent than it was, but I once...

Seems much more recent than it was, but I once transgressed - though only for a season. Fr Ramos convinced me to part ways with this unwieldy abomination.
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03-23-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By USAZorro

I'm firmly in the "flip a coin" camp.

I'm firmly in the "flip a coin" camp.
02-27-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 935
Posted By USAZorro

That's definitely "dedicated trainer bike"...

That's definitely "dedicated trainer bike" material, provided it's within the acceptable size range.
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