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10-04-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By himespau

Just don't use it too much or you'll become...

Just don't use it too much or you'll become addicted.
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10-04-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 820
Posted By himespau

Not period correct, but King Cage Iris cages look...

Not period correct, but King Cage Iris cages look great on any steel bike in my opinion. Your mileage may vary as always.

Beautiful bike though.
10-03-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 834
Posted By himespau

Sweet.

Sweet.
10-03-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 408
Posted By himespau

What is your plan for these rides? Nice short,...

What is your plan for these rides? Nice short, easily paced rides to the park with the significant other (if so are your fitness levels different)? Long, hard training rides?
10-03-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8,136
Views: 2,785,073
Posted By himespau

I can't remember. It's either a 64x62 or 62x62. ...

I can't remember. It's either a 64x62 or 62x62. Looking forward to the room. Since it wasn't quite ready (and I didn't want to take my cycling shoes), The kids and I went to the park today, and...
10-03-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8,136
Views: 2,785,073
Posted By himespau

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Staying on the Litespeed theme, as a 1996 that originally came with 8 speed...
10-03-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By himespau

Cool. gunwale=gum wall?

Cool.

gunwale=gum wall?
10-03-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 408
Posted By himespau

I think that's what he's supposed to grow into...

I think that's what he's supposed to grow into when full-sized.
10-02-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 266,456
Posted By himespau

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10-02-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,069
Posted By himespau

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10-02-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,607
Posted By himespau

When I was hit, I was stopped, at a stoplight,...

When I was hit, I was stopped, at a stoplight, just to the right of the left wheel track of the left turn lane where I could be the most visible. The driver behind me suddenly got it in her head that...
09-30-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 576
Posted By himespau

I love 10 speed Record, so as long as that's...

I love 10 speed Record, so as long as that's going on your new ride, finding something that doesn't hurt is the right choice.
09-30-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,607
Posted By himespau

Of course the hardcore militant VC folks were...

Of course the hardcore militant VC folks were going to come in.
09-30-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 909
Posted By himespau

For people new to online riding and not sure if...

For people new to online riding and not sure if they'll like it, 2 of the Zwift Hubs (for side to side riding) when they come out really seems like the way to go. At that price, they're competing...
09-30-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By himespau

I can see the idea of wanting cooler feet. As...

I can see the idea of wanting cooler feet. As for drying them after rides, I just put my shoes on a boot dryer. Mine claims to produce ozone to kill the microbes, but I doubt it's really doing...
09-30-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By himespau

I'm not a fan of group workouts because the...

I'm not a fan of group workouts because the banding means that I'm often not going as fast as I would on my own. I know that's not the point of a workout, but it just annoys me.
09-30-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By himespau

If you're using a dumb drainer without a power...

If you're using a dumb drainer without a power meter, be sure to get the wheel diameter put in their correctly as the power estimation calculations will be based on speed of wheel rotations, and...
09-30-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By himespau

Nah, most of them these days will say, "When I...

Nah, most of them these days will say, "When I was in college in Boston" (or occasionally "in Cambridge) and expect you to either know what that means or ask them if they went to Harvard so that they...
09-30-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,607
Posted By himespau

What I've read is that the initial plans called...

What I've read is that the initial plans called for there to be a stop sign installed on the direction the driver was going, but it wasn't installed for whatever reason that no one claims to know and...
09-29-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,239
Posted By himespau

That (plus heat plus massive amounts of leverage)...

That (plus heat plus massive amounts of leverage) worked for me to get out a BB that had fused to a Ti BB shell. Now I've got half a mason jar of the stuff I'm not sure what do do with I suppose...
09-29-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,925
Posted By himespau

This is the correct answer.

This is the correct answer.
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By himespau

You buying, selling, or holding?

You buying, selling, or holding?
09-28-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By himespau

Interesting bike.

Interesting bike.
09-27-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,164
Posted By himespau

For me, I can't really describe it, but some...

For me, I can't really describe it, but some bikes it feels like I'm riding "on" the bike, while other bikes it feels like I'm "in" the bike. I guess the closest analogy I can come up with is back...
09-27-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,164
Posted By himespau

Of all the 80's bikes I've ridden (not that...

Of all the 80's bikes I've ridden (not that many), the best riding one was my dearly departed Concorde Aquila, which was contract built out of one of those productions houses like the Billato Bros. ...
Replies: 28
Views: 597
Posted By himespau

Pretty bike, but definitely too small for you (or...

Pretty bike, but definitely too small for you (or in need of a longer seatpost) if you ride it like that. Make sure the seatpost is safe before riding further or you'll risk ruining all the value...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,554
Posted By himespau

I was very confused by the picture as well. Would...

I was very confused by the picture as well. Would a stick be strong enough to do that damage without hurting the spokes?
09-27-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,164
Posted By himespau

I wonder where Baylis would have ranked his own...

I wonder where Baylis would have ranked his own frames.
Replies: 20
Views: 391
Posted By himespau

What an odd transaction. I wouldn't trust...

What an odd transaction. I wouldn't trust someone to hold $500 for me, but then I also wouldn't accept $750 for a bike from a person who had just told me it was worth $1300.
09-24-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,315
Posted By himespau

Where is someone going to find tires for that? ...

Where is someone going to find tires for that? Super cool though.
09-24-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8,136
Views: 2,785,073
Posted By himespau

Better than doubletap for SRAM or a moving brake...

Better than doubletap for SRAM or a moving brake lever for shimano. Given that I don't have a problem reaching the thumb lever on my Campagnolo ergos, I don't see the need to switch, but, if I was...
09-23-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By himespau

I hope you were able to get it at a price that...

I hope you were able to get it at a price that makes you happy. I found a poorly pictured/not at all detailed ad for a Ti Merckx in my size and I didn't ask any questions because I didn't want...
09-23-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8,136
Views: 2,785,073
Posted By himespau

Honestly, I've heard it both ways with drops...

Honestly, I've heard it both ways with drops meaning what some people call the hooks to some but drops meaning the bottom of the curve for other people. When I first responded, I was calling it...
09-23-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8,136
Views: 2,785,073
Posted By himespau

I think that might be about bar rotation/lever...

I think that might be about bar rotation/lever location on the bar as much as thumb length (but then I have fairly long thumbs so the fact that I don't have problem shifting from the hooks). Oh...
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By himespau

I'm not cheap, I just find most things marketed...

I'm not cheap, I just find most things marketed toward me to be overpriced.
09-23-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By himespau

Looking forward to seeing the pictures.

Looking forward to seeing the pictures.
09-23-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8,136
Views: 2,785,073
Posted By himespau

If I was ever going to move away from Campagnolo,...

If I was ever going to move away from Campagnolo, I'd totally go to Microshift. The levers are super simple with 2 levers behind the brake lever. One to upshift the other to downshift. Dead...
09-22-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 706
Posted By himespau

Does one of them have fewer proprietary parts (or...

Does one of them have fewer proprietary parts (or is more upgradeable to modern components should you wish)?
Replies: 40
Views: 4,674
Posted By himespau

My Colnago is nice. It's not the greatest riding...

My Colnago is nice. It's not the greatest riding bike I've ridden (that would be my Concorde Aquila that got killed when I got hit last year - though I have hopes for my Merckx Ti EX once I get it...
09-20-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By himespau

Huh, that's a surprise.

Huh, that's a surprise.
09-20-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By himespau

I do have to say, though that it's a French bike...

I do have to say, though that it's a French bike that I'd love to try. Don't have to worry about odd threading sizes or things like that (just the lack of the ability to replace anything that broke).
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By himespau

I seem to remember reading that the ORIA TT 0.9...

I seem to remember reading that the ORIA TT 0.9 sticker means the tubing is 0.9 mm thick straight gauge, which might make it on the heavier side for a racing bike. Not that it'd ride poorly. Lack...
09-20-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By himespau

Padding yes. I use chamois cream indoors as well...

Padding yes. I use chamois cream indoors as well but rarely use it outdoors. The lack of changing of positions causes a lot more friction issues indoors.
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By himespau

:twitchy:

:twitchy:
09-20-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,876
Posted By himespau

We've all had those.

We've all had those.
09-20-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By himespau

Definitely not a lightweight setup with that RD.

Definitely not a lightweight setup with that RD.
09-19-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,572
Posted By himespau

I have to admit to being intrigued by wireless...

I have to admit to being intrigued by wireless e-shifting. Not enough to spend that kind of money on it, but laziness in building things up makes me vaguely intrigued by the idea of not having to...
09-18-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,572
Posted By himespau

The concern about disk brakes is that they can't...

The concern about disk brakes is that they can't be mounted on older frames, not that there's something inherrently bad about them.


Electronic can be retrofit to older frames unlike disk brakes,...
09-17-22, 05:51 PM
09-17-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,572
Posted By himespau

Resto-modding might become more difficult in the...

Resto-modding might become more difficult in the future as disk-only groupsets take over. I'm perfectly happy restomodding everything with 10-speed Campagnolo Triples, but eventually I'll no longer...
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