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02-03-23, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By romanlotus

1987 Cannondale SR600 found stored in a shed for over 30 years. Needed new tires and

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02-01-23, 01:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 544
Posted By bulgie

Stop me if you've heard this one... I won a race...

Stop me if you've heard this one... I won a race thanks to chainstay rollercams!

Early days of NORBA, I'm pretty sure it was the first Norba-sanctioned race in Washington state. The entry form...
02-01-23, 06:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,046
Posted By djb

unless the bottom bracket and bearing is an old...

unless the bottom bracket and bearing is an old style ball bearing type, which is "easier" to really load up the ball bearings with a ton of grease, a "sealed cartridge" bearing really can't be...
02-01-23, 05:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,979
Posted By Sy Reene

I'll continue to be intrigued by notion of...

I'll continue to be intrigued by notion of building up one of these Galibier framesets.. but I'll likely never get around to it:
...
01-31-23, 08:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,979
Posted By base2

Yes there is. Style. It's important if I say...

Yes there is.
Style.
It's important if I say it is.
;)
01-31-23, 07:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,979
Posted By base2

I have been pining for a Platypus for oh, so...

I have been pining for a Platypus for oh, so long. If they had one in a size I thought I could make work it would have a happy home already. Very stylish bikes indeed.

I have no shortage of...
01-30-23, 07:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,150
Posted By squirtdad

that is classic friction shifting strategy

that is classic friction shifting strategy
01-26-23, 02:25 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,933
Posted By livedarklions

"I enjoy it" is reason enough for any of it in my...

"I enjoy it" is reason enough for any of it in my book, but that works both ways. I argue with the people who tell people they shouldn't want the expensive bikes, parts and kit even though I don't...
01-26-23, 12:31 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,933
Posted By Eric F

One thing I’ve learned from some folks of BF is...

One thing I’ve learned from some folks of BF is that there are a multitude of ways that people use a bicycle, and each of them are valid in their own way. I’ve had some of my own preconceived ideas...
01-25-23, 08:53 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By big john

I never said old bikes weren't good on technical...

I never said old bikes weren't good on technical terrain, I said new bikes are better, a lot better for most of us. I can do things on my newer bike that I wouldn't have even tried on my old bikes,...
01-25-23, 05:22 AM
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Views: 17,048
Posted By elcruxio

The DH bikes (slackest of the slack) of the late...

The DH bikes (slackest of the slack) of the late 90's and early 00's had head angles of around 68 degrees. My sport hardtail of 2013 had a head angle of 69 degrees. Some current gravel bikes are...
01-24-23, 11:32 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By tomato coupe

Got it.

Got it.
01-24-23, 06:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,416
Posted By genejockey

At Genentech, BITD, we used to say you can save...

At Genentech, BITD, we used to say you can save yourself hours in the library by spending a couple months in the lab.
01-22-23, 07:05 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,403
Posted By Chuck M

When I acquired my wife's Bridgestone I noticed...

When I acquired my wife's Bridgestone I noticed the lugs didn't seem like typical lugs. When I posted pictures of it, T-Mar had made mention of the lugs being cast but didn't elaborate. I assumed it...
01-21-23, 10:36 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,403
Posted By browngw

Thanks clubman This 1976 Excalibur has...

Thanks clubman

This 1976 Excalibur has been treated to a period rear rack and a black B17 since this picture, but it remains one of my favorite bikes to ride....
01-21-23, 10:07 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,403
Posted By clubman

Forum member browngw has this nice...

Forum member browngw has this nice Bridgestone-made Supercyle with faux lugs.

...
01-21-23, 05:53 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,403
Posted By Murray Missile

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01-20-23, 09:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,288
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Something like this? :D ...

Something like this? :D
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Pretty sure it's the fastest bike I've owned. Just...
01-17-23, 11:11 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,206
Posted By Eric F

Yes! Understanding how and when to modulate each...

Yes! Understanding how and when to modulate each brake independently is one of the skills of a competent cyclist.
01-17-23, 09:11 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,206
Posted By cyccommute

No, but you just have bad habits. Most...

No, but you just have bad habits.



Most people avoid braking in corners because of the tendency of bicycles to unload the rear wheel.



Nope. That’s not how braking on a bicycle works. A...
01-17-23, 08:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,346
Posted By victorm

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01-17-23, 07:28 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,206
Posted By cyccommute

The rear brake locking…and the resultant skid…is...

The rear brake locking…and the resultant skid…is telling you that you are using too much front brake. When the rear brake skids, you get off the front brake since you are lifting the rear and losing...
01-17-23, 05:15 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,206
Posted By PeteHski

This is very well put. I have a background in...

This is very well put. I have a background in vehicle dynamics and have to say I couldn't have put this any better. Rear brakes are a must-have if you are doing wheelies. If you think you are about...
01-16-23, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 631
Posted By louky

I got the first one done today. I went to the...

I got the first one done today. I went to the co-op and found this set of bars with the levers and stem for $7, and they threw in the set of grips (I will try to clean them up). I also got another...
01-16-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,403
Posted By The Golden Boy

One of the things I love about this forum is...

One of the things I love about this forum is there are people that unabashedly love lower end and obsolete stuff.
01-16-23, 02:49 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,403
Posted By Pompiere

This one had almost everything on the list. My...

This one had almost everything on the list. My first ten-speed was a Kabuki, so when one came into my nearby thrift shop I didn't think twice about buying it. Kabukis were made by casting aluminum...
01-15-23, 08:28 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,914
Posted By Kapusta

I think tire width has mostly to do with...

I think tire width has mostly to do with trail/road surface, and flat/drop has more to do with how technically challenging it is.

The two generally correlate, but not always.

If I were doing a...
01-14-23, 03:59 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By Rolla

Two good points here. One is that when you...

Two good points here. One is that when you amortize the purchase over the length of ownership, even an expensive bike is fairly reasonable, especially compared to some other sports/hobbies I can...
01-14-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 2,742,442
Posted By victorm

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01-12-23, 10:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,914
Posted By urbanknight

Good point. Downhill too. I don't even tell...

Good point. Downhill too. I don't even tell people I raced DH once because they're imagining something completely different.
01-12-23, 08:59 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,746
Posted By Rolla

If his music offends his dad, it's doing its job....

If his music offends his dad, it's doing its job. The kids are alright.
01-12-23, 02:29 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By genejockey

I am constantly amazed by how many posts on BF...

I am constantly amazed by how many posts on BF boil down to "Any technological innovations in bicycles after (insert year) are useless frippery and anyone who spends money on them 1) is a pawn of Big...
01-12-23, 01:32 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By Koyote

You seem awfully sensitive to other people's...

You seem awfully sensitive to other people's opinions of you...Especially surprising since your riding "pals" sounds like dicks.
01-11-23, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 2,742,442
Posted By DCilliams

Here's my Serotta Colorado ATX. Original paint....

Here's my Serotta Colorado ATX. Original paint. Such a smooth ride.

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01-10-23, 08:35 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,746
Posted By Koyote

Hey, at least I learned something from this...

Hey, at least I learned something from this thread.
01-10-23, 04:35 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,746
Posted By tomato coupe

Big Potato is forcing us to eat French fries...

Big Potato is forcing us to eat French fries instead of tater tots, even though everyone prefers tater tots.
01-09-23, 12:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 769
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Depends on the context. That bike is wack ...

Depends on the context.

That bike is wack
The PO of that bike was wack
The seller of that bike is wack
That bike manufacturer was wack.

...
01-09-23, 11:52 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The over-the-top exaggerations and outright lies...

The over-the-top exaggerations and outright lies get me to weigh into what is obviously a waste of time. Hopefully, a rational person will be able to see these Luddites for what they are and make...
01-08-23, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By FBinNY

There's plenty of latitude in the width of tires....

There's plenty of latitude in the width of tires. As a general rule, wider tires may offer a "cushier" ride, while narrower tires more "precise" (for lack of a better word) handling.

Also, width...
01-08-23, 04:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,310
Posted By sjanzeir

Try some Litepro linear pull brakes with ball...

Try some Litepro linear pull brakes with ball bearing pivots off of Aliexpress with some quality Kool Stop or Swissstop pads. They perform impressively given how little they coast and they're stiff...
01-07-23, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By tomato coupe

Advice? Stay away from online bike forums --...

Advice? Stay away from online bike forums -- they'll make you question why you got into cycling.
01-07-23, 06:45 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By PeteHski

Nearly all the preaching you get in rim vs disc...

Nearly all the preaching you get in rim vs disc brake threads is from old rim-brake diehards. They have a strong tendency to rubbish newer tech in order to justify their own choices. I rarely see...
01-06-23, 11:50 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By cyccommute

The Station badge is correct. Cannondale did...

The Station badge is correct. Cannondale did that for the 2010 T1 which is also the last year they made bikes in the US.
01-06-23, 10:39 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By veganbikes

"Mavic Mavic Mavic, that's all I ever hear in the...

"Mavic Mavic Mavic, that's all I ever hear in the house!"
"Manny, look at the Pinion fly, come on Pinion!"
01-06-23, 09:13 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By seypat

Preach it brother! My cycling evolution stopped...

Preach it brother! My cycling evolution stopped when road triples were no longer supported by the OEMs. That's life. I deal with it.
01-06-23, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By delbiker1

Bicycle Blue Book is close to worthless for...

Bicycle Blue Book is close to worthless for valuing bikes. There is a large discrepancy from one area to another. I am a fan of used bikes, but, if one is inexperienced, it is hard to judge what is...
01-06-23, 05:44 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By mstateglfr

I complain about this too, but I do it while...

I complain about this too, but I do it while recognizing it's a very selective complaint and can be easily countered.

Currently ycou an still buy 105 and Ultegra rim brake cable actuated groups. ...
01-06-23, 01:37 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By PeteHski

The insecurity comes from what YOU think other...

The insecurity comes from what YOU think other people are thinking of your bikes. The fact that you believe they are looking down on you is about as insecure as you can get.
01-06-23, 09:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 829
Posted By Koyote

All City Space Horse Disc. It's stout, heavy,...

All City Space Horse Disc. It's stout, heavy, smooth, and can go almost anywhere. With hammered steel fenders, it's also pretty good looking, imo.
...
01-05-23, 12:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 829
Posted By genejockey

I have one that I can't make comfortable because...

I have one that I can't make comfortable because it's too stiff. An old Cannondale 3.0 series road bike. When I got it, decades ago, I got it to fit reasonably well, and rode it a lot. Then I got...
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