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07-29-22, 03:16 PM
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Posted By curbtender

What year Competition? You looking to go stock on...

What year Competition? You looking to go stock on these bikes? Nishiki will be easier to rebuild.
09-30-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,493
Posted By sloar

As I get older and wiser, I’m getting more into...

As I get older and wiser, I’m getting more into the Japanese and American built touring bikes. I’ve been thinning out my race bike collection.
09-30-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,493
Posted By Bianchigirll

^ That Hetchins is beautiful. I really regret...

^ That Hetchins is beautiful. I really regret having to pass mine along.
09-30-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,493
Posted By steelbikeguy

I never caught the Italian bug, but I do have a...

I never caught the Italian bug, but I do have a heavily pantographed Olmo Competition...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4382/37218071482_1edd59e76f_c_d.jpg

My collection is small, but it is fun...
09-30-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,493
Posted By Bianchigirll

In answer to your question, I like more unusual...

In answer to your question, I like more unusual bikes so I can have something no one else has. My Bianchis are somewhat like that and I think the Cornelo certainly falls into the unusual especially...
09-30-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,493
Posted By merziac

We call that "a good start". ;)

We call that "a good start". ;)
09-30-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,493
Posted By bikemig

This is why I don't show anyone pics of my...

This is why I don't show anyone pics of my garage, ;)
09-30-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,493
Posted By bikingshearer

My current riders are a 1967 Paramount (my...

My current riders are a 1967 Paramount (my BART/city bike), two mid-1960s Cinellis, a 1978 Eisentraut, and a 1982ish Ron Cooper. None are remotely as they would have been set up when new - well, the...
09-30-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,493
Posted By Kabuki12

It all started back in the late seventies with my...

It all started back in the late seventies with my Kabuki Diamond Formula and , silly me, I thought I had the only bike I needed. It was lighter than most , even more expensive bikes, and it just fit...
09-30-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,493
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Well Andy I’m sure there was/is a DeRosa tucked...

Well Andy I’m sure there was/is a DeRosa tucked away in one of Bob’s closets. You and the other Stella owner “will always have North Bend” and a good story to tell. If you ask Gugie, that’s always...
09-30-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,493
Posted By Andy_K

Maybe I disguised my question too well. The...

Maybe I disguised my question too well. The question is, do you prefer well-known and respected brands like Colnago and Bianchi, or would you rather have some lesser known craftsman brand? Of course,...
09-30-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,493
Posted By gugie

I can't remember all of the bikes in my...

I can't remember all of the bikes in my collection, but I do know that I need one more.
09-30-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,493
Posted By repechage

Listing would be telling. Like Lizzie Borden,...

Listing would be telling.
Like Lizzie Borden, 41 is a good number.
09-30-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,493
Posted By nlerner

I'll let you know once I sort it all out. ...

I'll let you know once I sort it all out.
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09-30-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,493
Posted By randyjawa

1958 Rabeneick... ...

1958 Rabeneick...
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1968 Legnano......
09-28-21, 04:16 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,637
Posted By Racing Dan

unseating .. But why are mastic not used to...

unseating ..

But why are mastic not used to prevent such issues. Seem like a straight forward solution. A TL tyre is not supposed to go on and off the rim all the time anyway. - Its supposed to be...
09-27-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,637
Posted By jaxgtr

Yep, bought a new set of rim brake tubeless...

Yep, bought a new set of rim brake tubeless wheels for my Emonda and just waiting for the rear to come in. I have tubeless on my Domane, really like it, won't go back.

I am running 30mm Pirelli's...
09-27-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,637
Posted By Hiro11

I see a lot of worries about road tubeless...

I see a lot of worries about road tubeless because the pressures are too high. I've used a whole bunch of different tires and had good luck with 28mm GP5000TLs, 28mm Goodyear Eagles and 32mm...
09-27-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,637
Posted By Rolla

If I only rode on smooth pavement, I probably...

If I only rode on smooth pavement, I probably wouldn't see the point either. But I can't remember the last time I went on a ride that didn't include some other surface -- gravel, dirt, chip-seal,...
09-27-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,637
Posted By robertAltman

Reducing flats

Tubeless has a triple advantage

no pinch flats
lower pressure means fewer punctures
sealant can self-seal punctures while you ride (and you may not even notice it)


We had a bad storm...
09-27-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,637
Posted By caloso

Tribulus terrestris ...

Tribulus terrestris

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09-27-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,637
Posted By robertAltman

Spot on

Spot on answer. My experience with tubeless has been the same. I'm still learning my way around simple bike maintenance, but adding sealant is really easy. You will want to adjust your repair kit for...
09-27-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,637
Posted By Gravel Rider

Come ride the desert(s) of Arizona. It will...

Come ride the desert(s) of Arizona. It will become obvious!
09-22-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,002
Posted By WhyFi

I've got some Camelback bottles and you can take...

I've got some Camelback bottles and you can take the spouts completely apart - I'll do that every once in a while, and give the parts an overnight soak in water with a tbsp of bleach, or so. It helps...
09-22-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,002
Posted By Barry2

I buy cheap bottles. scalding water and bottle...

I buy cheap bottles.
scalding water and bottle brush with dishsoap.

Any bottle doesn’t make the grade, even a little suspect gets tossed.
I buy cheap bottles....
09-22-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,002
Posted By shelbyfv

Dishwasher

Dishwasher
09-22-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,002
Posted By Bolo Grubb

hot water and soap, rinse and store in the...

hot water and soap, rinse and store in the freezer when not in use
09-16-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 19,150
Posted By sallen73

I have: Cinelli Supercorsa Miyata 1000 Team...

I have:
Cinelli Supercorsa
Miyata 1000
Team Miyata

My winter project this year is building up a Trek 760.
I would love to get my hands on a Colnago Master, but I need to make some space first;...
09-05-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 11,295
Posted By Iride01

Of course the gains over the lower tier groups...

Of course the gains over the lower tier groups are marginal. But that's what getting that last nth degree of performance is.

I too say if money doesn't matter, why not get what is supposed to be...
09-05-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 11,295
Posted By Branko D

Yeah, saving a hundred grams on a groupset is...

Yeah, saving a hundred grams on a groupset is really pointless (exception being top tier chains which are a hair more efficient) in terms of what it does. That's worth seconds up an actual mountain. ...
09-05-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 11,295
Posted By PeteHski

Not true. I would buy the top tier groupset if...

Not true. I would buy the top tier groupset if there was a good reason. So I'm asking if there is a good technical reason why I should? Do they last longer, shift better, or are they more...
09-05-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 11,295
Posted By Koyote

If it's a "money no object build," you would not...

If it's a "money no object build," you would not be asking this question.
09-04-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 10,552
Posted By Branko D

I started out in normal clothes and it's...

I started out in normal clothes and it's workable, even long distance, but in time I found that cycling specific clothes are ideal for cycling. Gasp!

Especially when chasing performance it is a...
09-04-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 10,552
Posted By Maelochs

Bike shorts can do a couple things .... first,...

Bike shorts can do a couple things .... first, the chamois can help prevent saddle sores, which really suck ... especially if you get them early in a tour.

Second, they can keep the dangling...
09-04-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 10,552
Posted By shelbyfv

This is a perennially popular subject for...

This is a perennially popular subject for trollery and inverse snobbery. Aside from that, ride awhile and you'll figure out what you like.:rolleyes:
09-04-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 10,552
Posted By Iride01

I never cared for cycling specific clothing until...

I never cared for cycling specific clothing until I started cycling longer, further and more often.

I use to think why would I need those pockets on the back of my jersey. Now I wouldn't ride...
09-04-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 10,552
Posted By wolfchild

I don't own any cycling costumes, because there...

I don't own any cycling costumes, because there are plenty of non-cycling specific clothing made from fabrics which makes them suitable for cycling and other athletic activities. I prefer to blend in...
09-04-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 10,552
Posted By GlennR

If you ride a lot then it does matter. ...

If you ride a lot then it does matter.

Cycling specific clothing does help reduce chafing and sweat absorption and cooling.

Cotton is just about the worse since once it gets wet, it stays wet.
09-04-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 10,552
Posted By grizzly59

1) Chafing in your crotch 2) Butt comfort ...

1) Chafing in your crotch
2) Butt comfort
3) Keeping cool
4) Managing sweat

That's all I care about. Better cycling clothing usually does those things better.
09-02-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,991
Posted By Outrider1

Just don't step on a crack...

Just don't step on a crack...
09-02-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,991
Posted By Ironfish653

Lot of suburban arterial roads are horrible for...

Lot of suburban arterial roads are horrible for cycling; 2-3 lanes in each direction, 50-55mph operating speed, and curbs on both sides (no shoulder) plus frequent traffic lights so the cars are...
09-02-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,991
Posted By jon c.

won't harm the bike but it might drive the rider...

won't harm the bike but it might drive the rider crazy over time
09-02-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,991
Posted By rsbob

You will certainly feel more of surface...

You will certainly feel more of surface irregularities on a road bike. It’s the nature of the beast. The good news is that the majority of rims and tires can take substantial impacts and keep on...
09-02-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,991
Posted By tkamd73

I’ll bet our roads are way worse then your...

I’ll bet our roads are way worse then your sidewalks!
Tim
08-30-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,210
Posted By Airfehr

Have you ever slipped on the pedal then caught...

Have you ever slipped on the pedal then caught the loop of the lace on the pedal? I have. My bike specific flat sole shoes have a way to tuck the laces in to prevent that. At $40 on sale why not go...
08-30-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,210
Posted By Rolla

Five Ten Freeriders (size 10 if you’re buying for...

Five Ten Freeriders (size 10 if you’re buying for me).
08-30-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,210
Posted By wolfchild

There is a reason why they still manufacture...

There is a reason why they still manufacture platform pedals, and it's because some people prefer them...Platform pedals don't require cleated shoes.
08-30-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,210
Posted By PeteHski

LOL, it makes me wonder if people on...

LOL, it makes me wonder if people on running/walking/skateboarding forums talk about wearing cycling shoes?

Anyway, there are literally hundreds of suitable "cycling" shoes for use with flat...
08-30-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,210
Posted By gringomojado

Most anything 'cept Crocs and Flip Flops! ...

Most anything 'cept Crocs and Flip Flops!
Remind me to tell you all bout the lady in Bleck Spikes!
GM
08-30-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,210
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

These threads are always great. I love all the...

These threads are always great. I love all the references to riding with “running” shoes, “hiking” shoes, “skateboarding” shoes, “walking” shoes… Shoes made for everything except pedaling a bike. ...
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