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01-15-23, 05:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 989
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: 48
Views: 1,487
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: 67
Views: 1,755
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: 246
Views: 17,337
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: 2,667
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: 315
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: 1,334
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: 112
Views: 4,098
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: 8
Views: 499
Posted By lasauge

PM incoming

PM incoming
11-25-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,910
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: 1,774
Views: 372,446
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: 3,028
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: 3,028
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: 5,297
Views: 3,724,593
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: 15,598
Views: 12,036,498
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: 105
Views: 3,984
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: 15,001
Views: 3,681,704
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: 574
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: 92
Views: 2,311
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: 209
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: 841
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: 356
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: 369
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...
06-10-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,555
Posted By lasauge

Bumping this thread to say I'm going to the...

Bumping this thread to say I'm going to the Whittier Swap tomorrow - bringing a couple nicer older frames (1978 Trek TX700, Falcon San Remo, Medici) and a few parts that I want to clear out of my...
05-25-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,150
Posted By lasauge

I only use a camera when riding when there's a...

I only use a camera when riding when there's a pretty view.

https://i.ibb.co/DWtmTkp/51522YB.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 475,525
Posted By lasauge

Pacific Ocean ...

Pacific Ocean
https://i.ibb.co/4SVBP4W/51522s.jpg
05-15-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,555
Posted By lasauge

I think I will have to bring some stuff to this...

I think I will have to bring some stuff to this next month...
04-23-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,349
Posted By lasauge

Having looked into this myself and knowing folks...

Having looked into this myself and knowing folks who have tried it, the conclusion I reached is that compressionless housing only makes sense if you're running mechanical disc brakes. For rim brake...
03-12-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,859
Posted By lasauge

Having put in lots of time with both, I wouldn't...

Having put in lots of time with both, I wouldn't want bar end shifters for riding close together in a pack because they're exposed and prone to getting bumped out of position.
03-08-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,883
Posted By lasauge

I occasionally read/listen to Grant just out of...

I occasionally read/listen to Grant just out of curiosity to see what kind of unique opinions he'll come out with. This video did not disappoint: "Personally I think the best designed derailers,...
11-21-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,310
Posted By lasauge

Vintage 5-7sp freewheels. Modern 7-sp freewheels...

Vintage 5-7sp freewheels. Modern 7-sp freewheels in silver look vintage correct and work identically, but give much smoother shifting, so why put up with needlessly clunky shifting and fewer gears?
...
11-06-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By lasauge

I would second the recommendation for the Jestco...

I would second the recommendation for the Jestco stuff, but since you're not interested in that just get a can of oven cleaner, it's cheap and it works, just not as quickly. And once you've polished...
06-19-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By lasauge

Accuracy? I've got one of those basic grease guns...

Accuracy? I've got one of those basic grease guns sold under the Dualco name and it dispenses grease exactly as advertised. Just put the nozzle where you want to add grease and pump the desired...
06-05-21, 03:55 PM
02-24-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By lasauge

We have two ears to hear with and only one mouth...

We have two ears to hear with and only one mouth to speak with - but ten fingers with which to fondle our keyboards!
01-12-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,624
Posted By lasauge

I can envision giving several different answers...

I can envision giving several different answers based on circumstances I found myself in during this past year. If that was me today I'd ghost ride the bike home after inflating the tires, then clean...
01-02-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,170
Posted By lasauge

I met my 2020 goal of downsizing my bike and...

I met my 2020 goal of downsizing my bike and parts collection and then exploring a new area after moving across the country. My 2021 goals are to get back into shape quickly now that we've passed the...
12-31-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 34,645
Posted By lasauge

The things that make me want to shake my fist...

The things that make me want to shake my fist mostly have to do with the bike industry pushing fancy new things on riders whether they need them or not, to the point that bikes without them seem to...
12-20-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By lasauge

1. The shortest and simplest route to putting all...

1. The shortest and simplest route to putting all those parts on your bike is to replace the rear wheel with one that has a freehub body, and then install the cassette, chain, and derailer you...
11-29-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,193
Posted By lasauge

I never knew there was a 23t limit for that rear...

I never knew there was a 23t limit for that rear derailer, I used a FW with a 25t cog with one of these and never had any issues. Thanks for posting!
10-17-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,559
Posted By lasauge

7-speed has been the default for any bike sold...

7-speed has been the default for any bike sold with a freewheel for a couple decades now, so there are lots and lots of inexpensive bikes out in the world that use 7-speed freewheels. So demand for...
09-24-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 945
Posted By lasauge

Your question got me curious so I took a look and...

Your question got me curious so I took a look and don't see such a wheel available, so your best bet would be to build your own - that is, if you can find at 590 rim which is also not easy. But if...
09-14-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,667
Posted By lasauge

Schwinn was a big bicycle brand with independent...

Schwinn was a big bicycle brand with independent dealers, a full range of bikes from high to low -end, and marketing to match. Huffy and Murray were department store bike brands that stuck to the low...
06-10-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,734
Posted By lasauge

Like others in this thread I've been working at a...

Like others in this thread I've been working at a local shop thanks to the Covid disruption, and it's quite strange - our sales floor is nearly empty except for a handful of $1200+ road bikes and a...
06-10-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,393
Posted By lasauge

A couple of days ago I had the pleasure...

A couple of days ago I had the pleasure experience of wrenching on nearly the same bike except that it had a Firestone headbadge and had been left outside under a deck for the last 20 years. It's...
04-21-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,789
Posted By lasauge

I'm not buying/selling bikes at the moment for...

I'm not buying/selling bikes at the moment for reasons unrelated to the pandemic, but I wouldn't have any problem doing so since there are ways of making transactions happen without significant risk...
03-30-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,975
Posted By lasauge

I've used modern Shimano and Sunrace freewheels...

I've used modern Shimano and Sunrace freewheels and as others have said they work well, are cheap, and shift better than old freewheels because of the ramps and shaped teeth. I have had problems with...
01-04-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,407
Posted By lasauge

They're the perfect third-hand tool for adjusting...

They're the perfect third-hand tool for adjusting brake pad positions, I use a toe strap to pull the brake lever to the handlebars and hold it there.

Also good as a pant leg strap.
11-05-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,740
Posted By lasauge

Thank you. Some of my reasons are simply...

Thank you. Some of my reasons are simply personal, individual things to do with work and family, but I'm also willing to go because I've fallen out of love with the Springs. I genuinely love this...
05-11-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 27,887
Posted By lasauge

I'm going play devil's advocate here - yes, the...

I'm going play devil's advocate here - yes, the many posts in this thread pointing out how silly it is that some cyclists look down on nice older bikes just because they're old are correct, and I...
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