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05-23-24, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By squirtdad

I like the paint, looks nice. Any thoughts?

I saw a frame on ebay, that looks like right size and era for parts I have
I like the spatter paint job, but no idea what brand frame is though it appears to be decent quality with campy drops...
05-23-24, 11:57 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,903
Posted By Pantah

I'd say they're comparable to Quantum Pro's, they...

I'd say they're comparable to Quantum Pro's, they were certainly marketed as direct competition to them. However, while Cannondale had a few neat paint schemes, the paint was otherwise nowhere near...
05-22-24, 11:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 761
Posted By squirtdad

this is a fancy way of saying I am going to ask...

this is a fancy way of saying I am going to ask for input, and then ignore it all and then be surprised with the result is not optimum

a bit like flat earther doing an experiment to prove the...
05-22-24, 09:25 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,903
Posted By Pantah

Sonofamechanic , good to know about those Hylix...

Sonofamechanic , good to know about those Hylix forks. I did see those as one of the few new options. I may get one some day as a backup or possible future upgrade (before new 1" threadless forks...
05-22-24, 05:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 761
Posted By shelbyfv

So you didn't want opinions/advice from BF after...

So you didn't want opinions/advice from BF after all? :foo:
05-19-24, 12:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 865
Posted By FBinNY

Roof rack owners should buy themselves as plastic...

Roof rack owners should buy themselves as plastic milk crate.

Used as a step it makes loading a roof rack much easier, especially on tall cars. Then it can be used to hold helmets, shoes, etc.
05-17-24, 02:33 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,057
Posted By Steel Charlie

There used to be a speed shop in Bellflower and...

There used to be a speed shop in Bellflower and on the back of their t-shirt it said

Anyone Can Restore An Antique

It Takes a Real Man To Cut One Up
05-10-24, 11:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,313
Posted By non-fixie

I'm afraid that wasn't the point. We don't do the...

I'm afraid that wasn't the point. We don't do the math. If we did, this forum wouldn't exist.
05-06-24, 12:33 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,873
Posted By seypat

Secrecy on a bike could be important if you cycle...

Secrecy on a bike could be important if you cycle to fight club.
05-06-24, 12:08 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 76,782
Posted By OldsCOOL

Here I am at 66yrs old rocking my custom build...

Here I am at 66yrs old rocking my custom build 1988 Criterium Series that I built in 2014. Aluminum fork, 23mm clinchers and toe clip pedals. Love it. And if you get into a mood, this thing still...
05-04-24, 05:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,243
Posted By shelbyfv

The notion of swapping a saddle from bike to bike...

The notion of swapping a saddle from bike to bike regularly doesn't have much appeal.
05-03-24, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By romperrr

Amazing, thank you for the detailed write up.

Amazing, thank you for the detailed write up.
05-02-24, 04:15 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,873
Posted By XxHaimBondxX

Somewhere in sunny California LarrySellerz...

Somewhere in sunny California LarrySellerz kicking himself for not starting this one.
04-30-24, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7,973
Views: 976,197
Posted By RCMoeur

After a full day of paying work, I'm spending a...

After a full day of paying work, I'm spending a 90+ degree afternoon working on a mid-90s Trek 820....
04-30-24, 11:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,788
Posted By terrymorse

Not necessarily. That's a 2012 TT bike, made back...

Not necessarily. That's a 2012 TT bike, made back when "get low to get fast" was the thing. It's likely an old-style geometry, with a dinky head tube.

After years of testing in wind tunnels and...
04-23-24, 12:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,554
Posted By blacknbluebikes

personality, then good looks, then a rich daddy

personality, then good looks, then a rich daddy
01-19-24, 02:48 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,417
Posted By t2p

have a 27 year old Litespeed with AMP rear...

have a 27 year old Litespeed with AMP rear suspension - 12 year old Cannondale with a Headshok - and a 5 year old Cannondale with a Lefty

I don’t understand the aversion to proprietary parts ???
...
01-17-24, 06:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,482
Posted By Alan K

Even a less than high end wheel can do much...

Even a less than high end wheel can do much better if they are maintained - periodic check to ensure that they are true and have even tension on spokes. Beginners usually do not check or adjust...
01-15-24, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

From my time spent in MSR (mountain search &...

From my time spent in MSR (mountain search & rescue) this is pretty good basic list of items to carry. There are a few things I would tweak, like throw in a roll of athletic tape as it is quick and...
12-27-23, 09:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,554
Posted By flangehead

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_9368_ccedc7bba48f4c8cbb82f4488ca5c83a9744e977.jpeg
The big picture.
11-30-23, 02:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,141
Posted By ShannonM

Dude, that is the celeste-est Bianchi that ever...

Dude, that is the celeste-est Bianchi that ever celeste-ed.

If it were any less, it'd be too much. Never change anything about this bicycle.

--Shannon
11-30-23, 07:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,993
Posted By Kontact

The left pad has much more shaft exposed than the...

The left pad has much more shaft exposed than the right pad. That's why everything is wonky.

And those shafts should be much closer to horizontal, which is probably why you think other brake...
11-28-23, 08:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,141
Posted By Desert Ryder

I have a few near mint but dirty. As found...

I have a few near mint but dirty.

As found 1997 GT STS DH, all original except seat and seatpost....
11-28-23, 05:06 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,058
Posted By nomadmax

String strap back back, like the ones they give...

String strap back back, like the ones they give away. In transitional weather, cold to warm, I wear it under my outermost layer. As I shed layers, gloves, hats and the like, they go in the backpack.
11-26-23, 08:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,453
Posted By cyccommute

If by “new” you mean about 1987, I might agree....

If by “new” you mean about 1987, I might agree. People have been complaining about the harshness of aluminum for at least 30 years and maybe closer to 40. You are correct that aluminum frames were...
11-26-23, 05:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,453
Posted By Trakhak

[Editing to point out that Ironfish653 said it...

[Editing to point out that Ironfish653 said it all, in fewer words, in his post above this one. I'll leave this post here, though, if only to corroborate his.]

For the nth time:

Read some of...
11-24-23, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By SpeedofLite

Equipment/Product Review (1989) Mountain Bike Fork Innovation: One-Off and Rockshox

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...
11-22-23, 03:25 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,852
Posted By masi61

This info is now terribly obsolete.

This info is now terribly obsolete.
11-19-23, 08:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,183
Posted By mstateglfr

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This is from an errands ride yesterday. Basket and platform front rack. It...
11-19-23, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I like it. Ye olde early-90s MTB cockpit with...

I like it. Ye olde early-90s MTB cockpit with 150mm stems and 580mm bars was kinda wack.
11-19-23, 07:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,423
Posted By cocoabeachcrab

that is awesome! i have a couple of mid 30's ...

that is awesome! i have a couple of mid 30's
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/silverking001_2b920f997301848f3f216bcb037614df3d2de3b9.jpg...
11-18-23, 10:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,423
Posted By bykemike

Monark Silver King, IGH, all aluminum frame

This just came into my life, a Monark Silver King bicycle. 3 speed IGH hub, mostly original, rides but needs a new chain.

This is pretty weird but seemingly high quality, all aluminum but seems...
11-17-23, 12:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,183
Posted By mstateglfr

Then you know how heavy loads work differently,...

Then you know how heavy loads work differently, depending on the bike's geometry.
Some bikes ride really well with a rear load. Some bikes suck with a rear load.
Some bikes steer fine with a...
11-14-23, 06:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,798
Posted By pdlamb

Replace tube (after trying to find what caused...

Replace tube (after trying to find what caused the leak). Take the leaky tube home to repair it with more of its friends.
11-13-23, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By base2

It is a common mis-conception that shock...

It is a common mis-conception that shock absorbing seatposts provide some sort of floating active suspension within it's travel range at all times like that of a car or motorcycle or mountainbike or...
11-11-23, 09:14 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 17,957
Posted By AirborneFolder

I'm just using your statement because it was last...

I'm just using your statement because it was last but who is he bigoted against? The theme from those who find his strip unfunny seems to be that he's bigoted against anyone who rides a bike. As...
11-08-23, 12:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,448
Posted By cyccommute

Closer to 40 years than 30 and not just on their...

Closer to 40 years than 30 and not just on their mountain bikes (https://moots.com/uniquely-moots/history/). They were using the YBB link in Psychlo Cross frame in 96 and they continue to do it even...
11-07-23, 05:48 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 17,957
Posted By billytwosheds

https://i.giphy.com/l4Jz53BANZEEmmP04.gif

https://i.giphy.com/l4Jz53BANZEEmmP04.gif
11-06-23, 11:29 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,044
Posted By 3alarmer

...I think he has a hard job. He's sitting in an...

...I think he has a hard job. He's sitting in an office, trying to make as many people happy as is required to keep the place open. It's an "alternative" high school, so there are always issues....
11-05-23, 08:29 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 17,957
Posted By squirtdad

i just got into this comic.....liking bad puns is...

i just got into this comic.....liking bad puns is a good thing

but let's not forget calvin and his dad when it comes to bikes
...
11-05-23, 07:06 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 17,957
Posted By billytwosheds

The only thing funnier than people taking...

The only thing funnier than people taking themselves too seriously is people who complain that other are people doing it. lmao
10-27-23, 09:50 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,044
Posted By Koyote

I've spent my career with people in their late...

I've spent my career with people in their late teens and very early twenties, and I can categorically state that you do not know what you are talking about.
10-25-23, 07:27 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,044
Posted By mstateglfr

My kid's school has a bicycle section of learning...

My kid's school has a bicycle section of learning where they work on refurbishing bikes- tear em down and rebuild, basically. They learn about gear ratios and simple machine processes while gaining...
10-21-23, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1989) BRIDGESTONE MB-1 (mtb)

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...
10-17-23, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,264
Posted By squirtdad

How about "declining standard: ?

How about "declining standard: ?
10-14-23, 08:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,675
Posted By Homebrew01

Calling an organized bike ride event a "race"...

Calling an organized bike ride event a "race" just adds to the confusion.
charity ride, tour, event or some other term is more appropriate.
10-11-23, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,659
Posted By Maelochs

I never even think of changing grips on my...

I never even think of changing grips on my flat-bar bikes (I might someday try those oversized Ergons,but .... meh.) As wheelreason and Iride01, note, comfort on a flat-bar (swept-bar, H-bar, or...
10-06-23, 09:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,507
Posted By RCMoeur

What could possibly go wrong? :) It's...

What could possibly go wrong? :)

It's interesting that in my personal unconscious conditioned behavior that there must be a subroutine that goes something like this:

IF ("rotation-rightgrip" =...
10-05-23, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 893
Posted By veganbikes

It is a very cheap bike that someone branded for...

It is a very cheap bike that someone branded for Lamborghini. Yes it has some shaped tubes but it is cheap parts. They wanted it to appear semi-premium to match the branding on it but if you look up...
10-05-23, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 899
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Is this about adjustable stems or vertical/zero...

Is this about adjustable stems or vertical/zero reach stems?

I would suggest against using an adjustable stem with high level off road usage, especially an adjustable quill stem from a hybrid.
...
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