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01-23-23, 08:30 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,143
Posted By venturi95

This was built last Spring, Weinmann cheap-o...

This was built last Spring, Weinmann cheap-o brakes from the Bay on a brand new Soma Pescadero. It might get an upgrade to Pauls Racer centerpulls....
11-11-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,530
Posted By venturi95

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Do you really want to master long climbs?
All of the aforementioned...
10-27-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,847
Posted By venturi95

Yes, just leave a functional bike in the trash......

Yes, just leave a functional bike in the trash... it's the American way. Nobody ever had fun on a rigid 26" wheel bike with cantilevers, not once, not ever. The sport of mountain biking wasn't worth...
10-18-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,921
Posted By venturi95

I'm glad this issue has finally come up. Brifter...

I'm glad this issue has finally come up. Brifter is perfectly acceptable to everyone I have ever dealt with in the cycling realm. "Integrated brake and shift lever" doesn't exactly roll off the...
10-18-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,193
Posted By venturi95

I agree with your post, but TPC is like a real...

I agree with your post, but TPC is like a real bike shop, labor intensive. Whether or not the management at TPC though the boom was going to continue, when you have that phenomenal growth and are up...
10-11-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,415
Posted By venturi95

Sorry, but I'm not much of a photographer. The...

Sorry, but I'm not much of a photographer. The cloud and the snow were a brilliant white that no camera can capture.
...
10-09-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,415
Posted By venturi95

The highlight of my summer was riding up to the...

The highlight of my summer was riding up to the east side of Mt. Hood and exploring the borders of Badger Creek Wilderness. I drank cold, fresh, artesian spring water that was gently flowing right...
10-08-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,979
Posted By venturi95

How many black 52 cm Surly Cross Checks are there...

How many black 52 cm Surly Cross Checks are there in the Toronto area ridden by middle aged men? I might be wrong on the exact size, but if the cops asked QBP nicely for the names of individuals who...
09-28-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,648
Posted By venturi95

I haven't seen that many exclamation points in...

I haven't seen that many exclamation points in years. You must really know a lot about riding under the influence.
I've used all sorts of illegal drugs, before, during, and after riding, and I'm...
09-14-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,950
Posted By venturi95

I now have two people on my ignore list.

I now have two people on my ignore list.
09-12-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,661
Posted By venturi95

I hope so too. When you go fast, I mean really...

I hope so too.
When you go fast, I mean really fast, narrower is faster than wider. Now let me zip up my flame proof suit.
09-12-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 863,330
Posted By venturi95

I picked up the 2005 Lightspeed from Craigslist...

I picked up the 2005 Lightspeed from Craigslist for a very nice price. I was not really sure if I would like it, I bought it just for the "like new" Dura Ace 7800 triple components. I am now quite...
06-12-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,219
Posted By venturi95

We don't talk so much about rotating mass...

We don't talk so much about rotating mass anymore. If you just want speed, look at what the pros are riding on good pavement. From what very little I see of pro races the pavement looks pretty nice...
06-05-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,378
Posted By venturi95

I think it would be un-wise to learn how to draft...

I think it would be un-wise to learn how to draft in a group of strangers on a Fondo.
OP, if you do want a draft:
Don't overlap your front wheel with the rider's rear wheel in front of you.
Don't...
05-28-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,517
Posted By venturi95

I lived in San Francisco from1988 until 1995, and...

I lived in San Francisco from1988 until 1995, and this is a huge win for everyone who enters the park. JFK Drive was over-used and greatly abused by frustrated and downright hostile automobile...
Forum: Touring
05-18-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,233
Posted By venturi95

Michigan is Nice!

This picture reminds me that the whole state was pretty much clear cut to help build everything from the Mississippi to the Atlantic back in the 1800s. I have read you could stand on a stump in...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,512
Posted By venturi95

I have ridden Highway 1 all through northern...

I have ridden Highway 1 all through northern California extensively, and south of SF Bay a bit also. East of Portland even less, and the city, too. I find the coast highway vastly over-rated. Except...
05-09-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,541
Posted By venturi95

I'm thinking as them bicyclers ride by one of...

I'm thinking as them bicyclers ride by one of them lays on his AirZound, and yells: Ya'll drive like crap, get off the road! And then they pass the tractor really close. The tractor driver deserves...
05-06-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,541
Posted By venturi95

The enlightened rider causes no mindless...

The enlightened rider causes no mindless animosity.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,962
Posted By venturi95

Gentlemen: Just keep in mind, to 99% of the...

Gentlemen: Just keep in mind, to 99% of the general population and 100% of rad MTBers, (JK!) you are an effeminate, effete, and entirely weird grown man on a bicycle. I don't think women get derided...
04-28-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,943
Posted By venturi95

We used to call them "Wood Pile Bikes" because...

We used to call them "Wood Pile Bikes" because they were almost always left outside leaning up against a pile of firewood through the years. I straight up tell people that you can buy functional...
03-28-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,536
Posted By venturi95

I'm an older guy who spent many years in the...

I'm an older guy who spent many years in the 1970s, 1980s, and beyond working in bicycle retail in numerous places. There was always free labor going out the door to homeless or mentally deficient...
02-15-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,192
Posted By venturi95

I had good luck with BB-7s and the Tektro...

I had good luck with BB-7s and the Tektro equivalent, I highly recommend compression-less housing. But eventually you will want hydraulic, unless it interferes with air/train/ground travel.
01-16-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,012
Posted By venturi95

Well, if you insist on seeing a boring old bikes...

Well, if you insist on seeing a boring old bikes here ya go. The bark blue Hybrid sort of needs new cables, and I will do the opposite routing when I get around to it. It has a new fork and I want to...
12-31-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 24,074
Posted By venturi95

I think the question the OP should have posted...

I think the question the OP should have posted should be:Who makes the lightest steel frame bikes that are enjoyable to ride?Some very talented frame builders took a while to figure out what was the...
11-11-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,079
Posted By venturi95

You are correct again! You weren't there, so it's...

You are correct again! You weren't there, so it's total speculation on your part. Rider's speed was checked and he avoided an accident.
The oncoming left turning vehicle is one of the reasons I quit...
11-11-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,253
Posted By venturi95

Dude, do you even ride? To quote a bumper...

Dude, do you even ride?
To quote a bumper sticker: "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention."
He has admitted to causing this unfortunate incident (notice how I didn't use the "a" word...
10-25-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,253
Posted By venturi95

One month later and no word on the ongoing...

One month later and no word on the ongoing investigation (that I have seen). I wonder what, in their most wildly optimistic dreams, the officials investigating this are hoping to find that will...
10-01-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,253
Posted By venturi95

People are saying that bicyclists don't like...

People are saying that bicyclists don't like being run over by pick up trucks
05-22-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,635
Posted By venturi95

Things I Like on Longer Rides

*Chocolate milk (nearly frozen in a Polar bottle before leaving).
*Vegan lunch meat with honest to goodness Swiss cheese sandwich.
*Almond butter, banana, and raspberry preserves sandwich.
*Nunn...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 16,385
Posted By venturi95

I am lycra-clad and very friendly. I won't even...

I am lycra-clad and very friendly. I won't even bully you for sounding like a out of touch journalist writing a story about lycra-clad cyclists. "Lycra-clad" is almost as smearing as "Lance wanna...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,819
Posted By venturi95

OK, first off I will preface this with the fact...

OK, first off I will preface this with the fact the In have been riding a very long time, long before mountain bikes were even an idea and I raced a bunch of USCF stuff way back when. Your enjoyment...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By venturi95

Iím Guessing Here

You are dehydrated and the straining to go is what has caused the hemorrhoid issue. Fiber alone is good but not without fluids.
08-30-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 14,463
Posted By venturi95

OK, I must chime in here as a self-declared very...

OK, I must chime in here as a self-declared very stable genius when it comes to dogs. I have owned a few over most of my life, I worked as a meter reader one winter, and I have been riding public...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 43,044
Posted By venturi95

If all you care about is going fast, then carbon...

If all you care about is going fast, then carbon has won the day. I have just now got almost a season on a full carbon bike (2019 Salsa Beargrease Deore), although I will admit to being very...
07-30-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,544
Posted By venturi95

put the white tape on first thing in the morning,...

put the white tape on first thing in the morning, before your hands get dirty. then enjoy the rich patina as it ages.
Forum: Fatbikes
07-24-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 66,234
Posted By venturi95

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 02:08 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,331
Posted By venturi95

Hate is a powerful word, and I hate the...

Hate is a powerful word, and I hate the ergonomics of double tap. I will never own an electronic shifting group unless all of you good people get together and buy me one.
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