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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,681
Views: 244,276
Posted By seypat

+1 on the hotness. I would usually agree on black...

+1 on the hotness. I would usually agree on black tape, but not feeling it with that paint scheme/fork. I keep looking but can't think of any color that doesn't look a bit off.
09-23-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By seypat

If you like the concept, other companies made...

If you like the concept, other companies made oval rings. Check the Bay for Sakae Ovaltech or Sugino Cycloid.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,429
Posted By seypat

Preach it brother! Tried a compact and didn't...

Preach it brother! Tried a compact and didn't care for it. I just use 110/74 cranks and update the rings.

Like you, it appears I'll never buy anything new off the floor going forward. That's life.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,053
Posted By seypat

I think the main advantage to a super expensive...

I think the main advantage to a super expensive saddle is it makes your wallet and overall weight lighter. That could help you shave 10 seconds off your next 2 hour ride. Definitely a positive.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,429
Posted By seypat

I think an important factor in deciding which...

I think an important factor in deciding which system to get is:

Which system is going to give you the better excuse for being slow? I think most riders have uttered the old, "it feels like I got a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,429
Posted By seypat

I'll shovel some more coal into the box. Let's...

I'll shovel some more coal into the box. Let's get it rolling.

How long before we see ABS? Even more important, how long before we see the calipers painted to match the frame like on a tuner car?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,429
Posted By seypat

I thought the thread had run it's course. I guess...

I thought the thread had run it's course. I guess I was wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,429
Posted By seypat

I'm not familar with him. Is he a widget...

I'm not familar with him. Is he a widget influencer? Shows how much of a Luddite I am.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,429
Posted By seypat

Do Cervelos come with both rim and disc...

Do Cervelos come with both rim and disc availability? If so, then the dentist market is served.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,429
Posted By seypat

Refresh my memory here, since the thread may...

Refresh my memory here, since the thread may evolve. Does disc technology have it's standards, or is it mostly companies with proprietary products fighting it out to become THE standard? That's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,429
Posted By seypat

Winner winner, chicken dinner. People will either...

Winner winner, chicken dinner. People will either buy new road bikes or they won't. Some will go in between and buy ones that are a couple of years old. And so it goes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,429
Posted By seypat

I would certainly agree with your last statement.

I would certainly agree with your last statement.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,429
Posted By seypat

I live in the Richmond VA area. They had, maybe...

I live in the Richmond VA area. They had, maybe still have an event. I know they still have a senior event and maybe a lower level ladies event yearly. I quit golf all together around 10 years ago....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,429
Posted By seypat

I know, it's a catch 22 situation. One player I...

I know, it's a catch 22 situation. One player I caddied for had a ball/driver/putter deal with company X. I didn't know that when I got his bag for the week. On the range and through the practice...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,429
Posted By seypat

Who said anything about hating disc brakes? I...

Who said anything about hating disc brakes? I might prefer discs also. But that's not the point here. The OP started a thread stating that the pros prefer disc brakes because there are no rim brakes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,429
Posted By seypat

The reality is that if you prefer rim brakes, but...

The reality is that if you prefer rim brakes, but am a rider on that team, you'll be riding discs like the rest of the team members. You'll also be talking about how great they are or keeping your...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,429
Posted By seypat

Teams are going to ride what their sponsors tell...

Teams are going to ride what their sponsors tell them to ride. I used to caddie some on one of the pro golf tours BITD. Pay to play was/is a way of life. Taking the money instead of staying with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10,346
Views: 140,830
Posted By seypat

I'd start with one of these first if the Rona...

I'd start with one of these first if the Rona ever gets under control. Lots of tough climbing rides in the western part of the state also. The RABA Heart Of VA ride is this weekend in Ashland. It's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,345
Posted By seypat

Fizik got expensive, so I looked for something...

Fizik got expensive, so I looked for something else. Found some of Shimano's brand "Pro" on the Azon. Good stuff.

https://www.pro-bikegear.com/us/
09-15-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 52,178
Posted By seypat

I think the main reason I ride vintage steel...

I think the main reason I ride vintage steel bikes is because they let me experience cycling on my own terms. That can mean a lot of different things. One thing is that i'm just out riding a bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By seypat

Another option would be a bottle/bottle cage...

Another option would be a bottle/bottle cage behind the saddle. The tool kit/bag would then go in one of the frame bottle cages.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,195
Posted By seypat

We have pounds/ounces and kilos/grams. What is...

We have pounds/ounces and kilos/grams. What is the subweight of stone. Would that be pebbles? :foo:
09-10-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,828
Posted By seypat

No.

No.
09-10-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,655
Posted By seypat

Ask and you shall receive. ...

Ask and you shall receive.

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09-10-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,655
Posted By seypat

Yep. I'd like to know if any of the lavender 86's...

Yep. I'd like to know if any of the lavender 86's ever made it to the States. I've never even seen a photo of one. Only the one in the catalog.
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By seypat

Are you going to have to lock it up? Seems like...

Are you going to have to lock it up? Seems like too nice a bike for a commuter. Your money, though.
09-10-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,655
Posted By seypat

As found. ...

As found.

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09-10-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By seypat

For reference, the serial # on this one is...

For reference, the serial # on this one is M3M73931. Might be an 84. I pulled the seatpost. It's a 27.0. The bike was bought from the original owner who bought it new while going to Cal Berkley. The...
09-09-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By seypat

Maybe the head tube was painted by a previous...

Maybe the head tube was painted by a previous owner to match? Here's my SR Semi for reference.
...
09-09-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,227
Posted By seypat

It might be the color also. That's really...

It might be the color also. That's really important, maybe.
09-09-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By seypat

Looks like a racier version of my 83 SR Semi Pro....

Looks like a racier version of my 83 SR Semi Pro. No fork/DO eyelets. Shifter bosses. I'm guessing a SR Professional or Maxima. The serial # format matches the one on my bike.
09-08-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,473
Posted By seypat

Is it winter already? It's still hot where I live.

Is it winter already? It's still hot where I live.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,885
Posted By seypat

More shifting. I've never figured out people's...

More shifting. I've never figured out people's fascination with more shifting. Some would rather shift the back 5-10 times instead of shifting the front once or twice.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,885
Posted By seypat

If you're a $hitty climber like me, you have a...

If you're a $hitty climber like me, you have a triple......... and a large cluster in back. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,885
Posted By seypat

Ahh, the appeal of the triple. You get to keep...

Ahh, the appeal of the triple. You get to keep your standard chainrings, and have a granny as well.
09-07-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,662
Posted By seypat

I appears I've walked into a men's bathroom. ...

I appears I've walked into a men's bathroom.
:fight:
09-07-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,857
Posted By seypat

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Max Rockatansky"s bike. The last year of the Centurion Turbos. Proud to...
09-05-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,031
Posted By seypat

You can't mount it with a thick rubber band thing...

You can't mount it with a thick rubber band thing like most front/tail lights use?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,631
Posted By seypat

Any chance electronic will go the yearly...

Any chance electronic will go the yearly subscription route in the future?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By seypat

I get a pai of active sunglasses when I get a new...

I get a pai of active sunglasses when I get a new pair of glasses. Not cycling specific. I wear them for all outdoor activities.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By seypat

Finally, we get a topic on BF that's not getting...

Finally, we get a topic on BF that's not getting any discussion.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,569
Posted By seypat

Lots of them, all C&V. Once you get your sizing...

Lots of them, all C&V. Once you get your sizing down, it's not difficult.
09-03-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9,902
Views: 1,110,342
Posted By seypat

Lord VoldeTunes is still doing good deeds for...

Lord VoldeTunes is still doing good deeds for riders in need. His generosity is unsurpassed.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,540
Posted By seypat

Your prep really depends on the course and...

Your prep really depends on the course and conditions. These are 2 that I have done this year. They couldn't be more different and require different prep. The first one is a very difficult route for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,540
Posted By seypat

You need to learn how to do that stuff yourself....

You need to learn how to do that stuff yourself. There will be SAG help, but don't depend on it. A century I was on this past weekend, there was someone that needed a pump in the first 2 miles. As...
09-03-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 9,902
Views: 1,110,342
Posted By seypat

The Metric looked like a good route. Same...

The Metric looked like a good route. Same directional loop as the 100, but a shorter distance. You'd still get the essence of the full ride.
09-02-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By seypat

A 5 with $ in front of it? Sweet! This clip fits...

A 5 with $ in front of it? Sweet! This clip fits the thread then.

https://youtu.be/lZzai6at_xA
09-02-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,918
Posted By seypat

Does the group the OP rides with include some...

Does the group the OP rides with include some fighter pilots with nicknames like Iceman and Goose? Maybe a guy named Maverick? Just wondering.
09-01-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9,902
Views: 1,110,342
Posted By seypat

I gave my bike one 2 mile test ride then shipped...

I gave my bike one 2 mile test ride then shipped it. Pulled it out, put the stem and seatpost in and it was good to go. No adjustments needed. It was flawless. The Microshift brifters work well also....
09-01-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9,902
Views: 1,110,342
Posted By seypat

I think there were 4 Centurions there. Mine,...

I think there were 4 Centurions there.

Mine, the Road Warrior:
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A...
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