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Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-24, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By lasauge

Adding to what has been said, the only real...

Adding to what has been said, the only real difference is that the shift cable ends are smaller. If you don't want to pay extra for Campagnolo cables you can easily file down the ends on other cables...
03-24-24, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By lasauge

Technically what you propose is possible with...

Technically what you propose is possible with enough spacers and possibly modifying a cassette, but as a practical matter it would be much easier (and minimally expensive) to change to a 7-sp (or...
03-23-24, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,816
Posted By lasauge

Bumping this for springtime. Won't someone take...

Bumping this for springtime. Won't someone take this bike? I'd take $300 for this bike, the Bianchi frame, and some extra bits if you can pick up locally.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-24, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By lasauge

I don't think that's anything new though? As long...

I don't think that's anything new though? As long as I've been on BF the only sales section that's ever active is C&V.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-24, 12:04 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 29,170
Posted By lasauge

One incident that hasn't been fully investigated...

One incident that hasn't been fully investigated yet is a damning indictment of an entire technology that has been in use by the peloton and available in the marketplace for several years now?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-24, 11:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,473
Posted By lasauge

There were definitely plenty of improvements...

There were definitely plenty of improvements during those decades: new steel tubesets were developed and that allowed for lighter/stiffer frames, aluminum replaced steel for rims and many components...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-24, 10:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,473
Posted By lasauge

These days I do the vast majority of my riding on...

These days I do the vast majority of my riding on modern bikes, my oldest remaining bike from the 1970's is really just for display at this point and I sold/gave away the rest of my vintage...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-24, 09:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,226
Posted By lasauge

I think it's still too early to answer this...

I think it's still too early to answer this question - there just aren't enough really fast 33-38mm road tires and appropriately wide road rims on the market yet for widespread adoption and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-24, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 378,819
Posted By lasauge

Definite not. I bet this rides nicely, but as...

Definite not. I bet this rides nicely, but as others have noted the yellow/tan doesn't match. Also, there's a jumble of black/grey/silver/white and modern/vintage parts, so visually it's chaotic.

...
01-01-24, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By lasauge

That's the inner half of a freewheel that someone...

That's the inner half of a freewheel that someone took apart while it was still on the wheel. You'll need the matching 4-prong freewheel removal tool to get this off of the hub.
12-27-23, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,176
Posted By lasauge

Those are fantastic pictures!

Those are fantastic pictures!
12-27-23, 03:42 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 13,281
Posted By lasauge

I don't think this has anything to do with rider...

I don't think this has anything to do with rider strength/weight, as this is more likely related to fatigue cycles. "Every Litespeed frameset has a useful life cycle. This useful life cycle is not...
12-10-23, 01:27 PM
11-23-23, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,817
Posted By lasauge

The opinions section at the end is brilliant -...

The opinions section at the end is brilliant - prophetic and entirely consistent with my own experience with trying to turn old road/mountain bikes into 'hybrids.' Hooray for 29ers and gravel bikes!
11-19-23, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,816
Posted By lasauge

:crash: Bikeforums won't let me edit that post to...

:crash: Bikeforums won't let me edit that post to get rid of the thumbnails and just dump the full size images in...
Try 'open link in new tab' and that should bring you to the image hosting site....
11-19-23, 10:42 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,205
Posted By lasauge

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-23, 07:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,165
Posted By lasauge

Yes. I've found that I need to recharge a 12sp...

Yes. I've found that I need to recharge a 12sp system about every 1.5 months, while with 11sp I can go 3+ months. I don't track my usage very closely, but the older system clearly has battery life...
10-21-23, 11:52 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,286
Posted By lasauge

At all three traditional bike shops I worked at...

At all three traditional bike shops I worked at as a mechanic there was an impossibly fine line between 'be personable and provide great customer service' and 'don't spend so much time giving...
09-27-23, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By lasauge

Pictures please! (after you have 10 posts). But...

Pictures please! (after you have 10 posts). But to your questions, from what can be found online this was a model sold in Europe for several years, only in 1991 in the US.
09-23-23, 07:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,413
Posted By lasauge

The special thing here is the frame and the...

The special thing here is the frame and the paintjob, not so much the parts on it even if they're nice. I see no reason not to change the bars and gearing to make this enjoyable for you to ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-23, 09:52 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,225
Posted By lasauge

I think this is really a philosophical question...

I think this is really a philosophical question that you can only answer for yourself: what's your relationship to the things you own? Would it be prudent for you to spend money on an expensive bike?...
08-27-23, 05:04 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 19,895
Posted By lasauge

I got to thinking about this the other day after...

I got to thinking about this the other day after noticing how the offerings of Velo Orange have shrunk considerably, I don't see vintage bike projects on other parts of the internet like I use to,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-23, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By lasauge

The change to the latest version of TCR happened...

The change to the latest version of TCR happened for model year 2021, so the differences between the two bikes in question are the seatmast and electronic shifting. You'd get a small weight savings...
03-26-23, 01:53 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,069
Posted By lasauge

I don't think we're far enough removed from the...

I don't think we're far enough removed from the era when the 'classic' style of steel framebuilding was the only practical means of producing top tier frames (and later still the most practical means...
03-18-23, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By lasauge

I think you can go either way here. There's...

I think you can go either way here. There's enough yellow/gold elsewhere on this bike that the gold chain doesn't clash or stand out much.
02-14-23, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,015
Posted By lasauge

Yep, you got it. Shifter, 'A' junction box (you...

Yep, you got it. Shifter, 'A' junction box (you need this for the battery charging port), battery, derailer, and wires to go between those 4 parts - and probably a 'B' junction and wire unless you do...
02-11-23, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,834
Posted By lasauge

Go for it if that's what you want, it won't do...

Go for it if that's what you want, it won't do any harm. I haven't run mismatched tires in a long time, but back when I had a cyclocross bike with limited tire clearance (38 in front, 35 in back)...
01-15-23, 05:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,720
Posted By lasauge

"Momento mori" sums up my thoughts on this topic...

"Momento mori" sums up my thoughts on this topic both because of the risks of crashing or getting hit while cycling, and also because riding a bike makes us aware of our bodies and how they change...
01-07-23, 12:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,070
Posted By lasauge

With a 2x drivetrain, and 40mm tires with minimal...

With a 2x drivetrain, and 40mm tires with minimal center tread, I find my gravel bike does well on pavement when I'm riding between gravel/trail sections. Unsurprisingly my average speeds drop a...
12-27-22, 12:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,418
Posted By lasauge

Lots of reasons: riding a bike is good for...

Lots of reasons: riding a bike is good for keeping my body functioning well, cycling is a key part of my social life, and it's a rational mode of transportation. On this last point, I see the...
12-25-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 29,640
Posted By lasauge

My answer to this is that the contenders in my...

My answer to this is that the contenders in my mind are all the bikes I've commuted on over the years. I've had some really nice road bikes and mountain bikes, but in the 'overall' sense a bike...
12-23-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,200
Posted By lasauge

Neither C nor V, but I adore the Starry Night...

Neither C nor V, but I adore the Starry Night finish on my Revolt (MY22 Revolt Advanced 2 frame). It's a prismatic finish with metal flake, it shifts between blue and green in most lights, but at...
12-23-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By lasauge

I think the answer to this should depend on what...

I think the answer to this should depend on what size the two bikes are and their condition more than the models. Since you're posting this in the gravel forum I'd guess you're planning to put drop...
12-18-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,337
Posted By lasauge

A genuine MUSA saddle for $35? Somebody out there...

A genuine MUSA saddle for $35? Somebody out there has to have it. Not me though...
12-07-22, 11:56 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,121
Posted By lasauge

You know how annoying and occasionally confusing...

You know how annoying and occasionally confusing it is when you scroll through a very long thread here and see the same string of pictures two, three, or sometimes even more times in a row? There's...
12-01-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By lasauge

PM incoming

PM incoming
11-25-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,373
Posted By lasauge

I know this sounds harsh, but I strongly dislike...

I know this sounds harsh, but I strongly dislike this bike, and the other State models that share this frame. Why? Because they didn't include a left shifter boss. I have nothing against 1x setups or...
11-13-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2,013
Views: 461,945
Posted By lasauge

Overlooking part of the Conejo Canyons Open Space...

Overlooking part of the Conejo Canyons Open Space and Newbury Park from the north:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,750
Posted By lasauge

I'm not aware of any friction DT shifters that...

I'm not aware of any friction DT shifters that pull enough cable for an 11-sp drivetrain, but you can install your bar end shifters on downtube studs and retain the indexing.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,750
Posted By lasauge

I'll throw in my two cents here since I do have a...

I'll throw in my two cents here since I do have a performance oriented bike with downtube shifters - it's my 'office bike' and it gets used for group rides, both fast and casual. It's not my primary...
10-29-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5,472
Views: 3,946,212
Posted By lasauge

Rode to the beach on my new Revolt. This thing is...

Rode to the beach on my new Revolt. This thing is a dirt TCR and I love it - it's got all the extra compliance and clearance you'd expect from a gravel bike, but the lower half of the bike is very...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15,727
Views: 12,532,892
Posted By lasauge

Here's my current commute machine, a Giant...

Here's my current commute machine, a Giant Contend AR. It's a very capable gravel and all-road bike that happily carries panniers, and I'd have fenders on but I live in a dry climate.
...
09-18-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,084
Posted By lasauge

To add to what others have said, stem shifters...

To add to what others have said, stem shifters are easy to reach when you're riding with an upright posture, but much harder to reach than downtube shifters when you're leaning forwards. Stem...
09-04-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15,559
Views: 4,244,317
Posted By lasauge

The logo on it is from Artisan Tool and Die,...

The logo on it is from Artisan Tool and Die, better known for their wrenches and other tools. Looks like a fairly typical cage for the 1970's, but missing a plastic topper that should cover the...
08-13-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,355
Posted By lasauge

Another option you can consider: the distance the...

Another option you can consider: the distance the derailer travels per shift with Campagnolo 8 speed is the same as Shimano 7 speed. So if getting a cassette with 28t cog is a top priority for you,...
08-07-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,767
Posted By lasauge

Rivnuts are perfectly fine, that's how bottle...

Rivnuts are perfectly fine, that's how bottle cage mounts get added to modern production bikes. Yes, you can spin them loose if you over-torque the bottle cage bolts - but that's not a problem easily...
07-10-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By lasauge

You don't need to add anything to use cantilever...

You don't need to add anything to use cantilever brakes, you'd only need that for v-brakes. My recommendation for brakes, if you're not going to hunt down something period correct, are Tektro CR720s....
06-17-22, 12:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,858
Posted By lasauge

Could have been worse, just imagine if it was a...

Could have been worse, just imagine if it was a bike contracted from Lockheed Martin... then it would have been initially budgeted to cost $100,000 but actually ended up costing taxpayers $200,000...
06-12-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By lasauge

No rust that I can see. Only dent I can find is a...

No rust that I can see. Only dent I can find is a tiny one on the non-driveside toptube right where you'd expect one to be from a handlebar impact and you can see it in the first picture, but it's so...
06-11-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By lasauge

FS: Falcon San Remo 56cm Frameset

Sold!
56cm seattube x 56cm toptube CTC, Reynolds 531c. Includes seatpost. Frame was powdercoated white and previously sold to me via this forum by ftwelder way back in February 2013 - picture shows...
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