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08-05-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By jamesdak

Thanks for this article. I'll be saving a copy...

Thanks for this article. I'll be saving a copy to my bike info files for sure.

I have two of these TSX Lemonds and they are simply superb. What makes them stand out to me is how well they seem...
07-31-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By jamesdak

On my old Orbea with the original Simplex DT...

On my old Orbea with the original Simplex DT shifters I was able to easily and precisely shift all the way up to a Campagnolo 11 speed cassette. These shifters were just a joy to use. Now my setup...
07-30-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 63,137
Views: 9,639,997
Posted By jamesdak

Merckx Corsa Extra, 54 CM , SLX, Dura Ace $800

Over on Paceline:

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?p=2963864#post2963864
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Replies: 21
Views: 499
Posted By jamesdak

Well I can chime in since I've had a 87 Circuit,...

Well I can chime in since I've had a 87 Circuit, a 87 Paramount and one of those PDG Paramounts. I like the 87 Waterford the least of the bunch. The Circuit was a great ride and for some reason for...
07-25-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 747
Posted By jamesdak

LOL, I just bought this as my "grow old bike". ...

LOL, I just bought this as my "grow old bike". Purposely got it as a stepthrough for ease of mounting. I'll tell you what it's pretty nice to just step on this thing and go. Obviously not my...
07-19-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 943
Posted By jamesdak

I've ordered some stuff from these guys lately. ...

I've ordered some stuff from these guys lately.

https://montella-cycling.com/

Two full kits and another jersey. Jerseys' are a bit longer than I like so I suspect they'd be perfect for someone...
07-17-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,264
Posted By jamesdak

Hmmm..... I can quantify that with a few of my...

Hmmm..... I can quantify that with a few of my 90's bikes I think.

The mid 90's Giordana XL Supers were the top of their line those years for sure. Scored two of them. :)
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07-12-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 721,765
Posted By jamesdak

Well I just finished up 10 days straight of...

Well I just finished up 10 days straight of riding, rotating bikes each day. So, in addition to the few shown above, here's more I what I ride over this period.
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07-12-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 463
Posted By jamesdak

https://www.strava.com/activities/5569763576 ...

https://www.strava.com/activities/5569763576

https://www.strava.com/activities/5575517900

https://www.strava.com/activities/5580736350

https://www.strava.com/activities/5581840333
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07-12-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 463
Posted By jamesdak

My mini- TDF, 10 days straight, 10 bikes, over 500 miles

Well I took leave last week just to get away from work. Usually I would have been in the woods somewhere doing wildlife photography but the creaky knees are limiting my hiking ability and everyplace...
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By jamesdak

I think that's a 1991 model. I've got one of...

I think that's a 1991 model. I've got one of these and can do nothing but praise it. It is one of my heavier bikes but it is also one of the faster ones and despite the heft one of my better...
07-11-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By jamesdak

That's a pretty sweet looking bike by my...

That's a pretty sweet looking bike by my standards, nice find!
07-10-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,797
Posted By jamesdak

Still not sure why so many are upset by the...

Still not sure why so many are upset by the Media's take on this. The Media has been full of crap on everything for years now. They are "selling a story" not giving you facts anymore. You don't...
07-09-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,797
Posted By jamesdak

I love each day when I come back from my own ride...

I love each day when I come back from my own ride to see that Cavendish has won again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And then I get to read everyone's comments and chuckle.

One more baby, YOU CAN DO...
07-09-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By jamesdak

I honestly don't worry about it. I've had several...

I honestly don't worry about it. I've had several Lemonds over the years with C.F. forks and rode them like any other bike. I've got two bikes right now running C.F. forks that I have no clue of the...
07-08-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,797
Posted By jamesdak

I've always been a Cavendish fan so I'm loving...

I've always been a Cavendish fan so I'm loving this. Just wish I had a way to watch the race. GO CAVENDISH!
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07-08-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,772
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, gotta get out early and pump those...

Yep, gotta get out early and pump those electrolytes. I had my only heat exhaustion event about 4 years ago and since then it's harder to tolerate the heat. I did 60 myself yesterday and the temps...
07-07-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 349
Posted By jamesdak

LOL, no that are one of my favorite go to...

LOL, no that are one of my favorite go to handlebars normally. In fact I just ordered a new to put on the Evans bike as I can't stand the profile of the ones that came with that. I'm just trying to...
07-05-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By jamesdak

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x800/azor12_440193a91941754427b4e800a4638689edaaff56.jpg
Nice Headbadge...
07-05-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By jamesdak

Dutch Azor Bike - Order and Bike Review

This is sort of a Jack-Of-All-Trades bike so I decided to post it here vs Commuting or Utility:

For years I used an old AMF Hercules 3 speed for a utility, errand bike for picking up stuff and...
07-04-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 721,765
Posted By jamesdak

I hear that sooooo much. Years ago I checked my...

I hear that sooooo much. Years ago I checked my daily bike logs and found that I was not any faster on my two C.F bikes (Madone 5.9 and Scott CR1 Pro) vs my vintage steel. The steel was just a fast...
07-04-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,609
Posted By jamesdak

Well I'm just getting used to my Dutch bike but I...

Well I'm just getting used to my Dutch bike but I will say heading home from the store yesterday I was going into a pretty stiff headwind up a mild grade. Tried going more aero and it felt really...
07-03-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 721,765
Posted By jamesdak

Well this ol' geezer was on three different bikes...

Well this ol' geezer was on three different bikes today.

Morning grocery store run on the Azor:
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07-02-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,189
Posted By jamesdak

Yeah, I used to do a trip every summer there but...

Yeah, I used to do a trip every summer there but it's such a zoo now. I'm not even trying this year... I don't think.

Funny side note, I got kicked of the Glaciers Facebook page last month by...
07-01-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,658
Posted By jamesdak

First off, big congrats to Leah. She's achieved...

First off, big congrats to Leah. She's achieved something most of us wouldn't even attempt.

On a side note, I happen to have a bike that was owned by 3 time RAAM winner Bob Fourney. It wasn't...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 59,824
Posted By jamesdak

Well the Azor arrived Friday and I'm still trying...

Well the Azor arrived Friday and I'm still trying to find any "drawbacks" to it. This is one sturdy ol' beast.
...
06-27-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By jamesdak

Just to add to this a bit for anyone that finds...

Just to add to this a bit for anyone that finds it searching on Pashley's. Did my longest ride on the Guv'nor this morning. 41 miles around the valley I live it. Had not planned on going that far but...
06-26-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By jamesdak

Greg Lemond's Birthday and the start of the Tour!

Seems only fitting to take this one out today.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x895/40_ef0382ddc46b34edc214c6a9a6773ce22b9dbf11.jpg
06-25-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,870
Posted By jamesdak

I am down for sure. Used to have bikes leaning on...

I am down for sure. Used to have bikes leaning on both sides of that back wall, another one leaning against the rack on the left, one bike in between each rack on the right and then another 4 or 5...
06-25-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By jamesdak

Well this is a timely post. I picked up a...

Well this is a timely post. I picked up a Pashley Guv,nor earlier this year. It wasn't cheap but it is beautifully made. It also rides so well and despite the weight (compared to my road bikes) it...
06-20-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,189
Posted By jamesdak

Well....dang..... I just realized I actually...

Well....dang.....

I just realized I actually already have leave off work for this timeperiod with no set plans. Then I realized with the massive sell off recently of so many bikes I may not have...
06-18-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By jamesdak

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x1084/fishlips30_99840bc6eb138a39888009cfac02c81858d68990.jpg
One of the first rides...
06-18-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By jamesdak

Fishlips Bike - David Kirk goodness

I realized I never did "close the loop" on this bike here. I did finally get it pretty much sorted out, still undecided on what final wheels it will wind up with though.

So the story again is...
06-17-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By jamesdak

Oh and if you do sell it don't be let down if...

Oh and if you do sell it don't be let down if it's hard to sell for much money. Most folks don't know the brand nor realize how well they are made. Much less how great they feel on the road.
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06-13-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,073
Posted By jamesdak

I use nothing but Camelbak bottles and have never...

I use nothing but Camelbak bottles and have never had a problem with them. Some have to be over 10 years old by now.
06-13-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,886
Views: 192,535
Posted By jamesdak

Same 41.5 mile route as yesterday but on the ...

Same 41.5 mile route as yesterday but on the David Kirk built Fishlips bike. Did it a tad faster today but it was a lot more work.
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06-13-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2,886
Views: 192,535
Posted By jamesdak

41 miles yesterday on the Y-Foil, fast miles. :D...

41 miles yesterday on the Y-Foil, fast miles. :D

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06-13-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,027
Posted By jamesdak

Since this has been revived...... Azor makes...

Since this has been revived......

Azor makes a steel step-through frame although I'm not sure how you would go about getting just the frame in the states. I went with a total build from them but...
06-11-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By jamesdak

I've got to admit. When I picked up a 684...

I've got to admit. When I picked up a 684 locally I wasn't expecting it to ride as smoothly as it does. My son has it now but hoping to get it back again one day.
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06-11-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,927
Posted By jamesdak

Well since this is revived again.... ...

Well since this is revived again....

Here's the new to me De Rosa in the house. Took in on trade as I downsize my stable. I actually took this out again today for a 43 mile jaunt that included...
06-11-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 899
Posted By jamesdak

I can totally see how this is more C&V than our...

I can totally see how this is more C&V than our 7,8,9 speed "brifter" mods....... :rolleyes:
06-11-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,557
Posted By jamesdak

Hmmm.... I do have a pretty much full Superbe...

Hmmm.... I do have a pretty much full Superbe groupset in a box. Just need a C.F. frame.....
06-10-21, 05:24 PM
06-10-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,557
Posted By jamesdak

I guess I can play too. ...

I guess I can play too.


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x605/circuit10_1b3b0c61b0b9069d15733e8b79ed52f7a119f8fd.jpg
87 Circuit rebuilt with Campagnolo Athena 11...
06-09-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By jamesdak

I'll play! Here's how I had this 1985...

I'll play!

Here's how I had this 1985 racer set up:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x767/martelly_d21df4d4dc0d6334a7497b23ab8a383742c39047.gif
06-05-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,282
Posted By jamesdak

I'm not fanatical about it. With they way I...

I'm not fanatical about it. With they way I rotate through them all they tend to get dusty and such. Normally as I take one out for the daily ride I'll give it a a quick swipe with a lysol wipe or...
06-04-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,931
Posted By jamesdak

Yeah, mods moved that Pinarello one for whatever...

Yeah, mods moved that Pinarello one for whatever reason. Just got a PM saying it had been moved and was like WTH?? I post for my "family" and my family is C&V.
06-03-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,931
Posted By jamesdak

Wait....people actually report threads here??

Wait....people actually report threads here??
06-02-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,931
Posted By jamesdak

Yes! There's so much silliness and bickering in...

Yes! There's so much silliness and bickering in every other sub forum I visit here. C & V seems like the only adult place quite often.
06-02-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,931
Posted By jamesdak

My feelings exactly!

My feelings exactly!
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