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11-15-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,097
Posted By Lemond1985

"Turn the other seat stay"? :D

"Turn the other seat stay"? :D
11-15-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,031
Posted By Lemond1985

I have a couple of un-butted "plain gauge"...

I have a couple of un-butted "plain gauge" frames, and really like them for their stiffness. I do think butting causes unnecessary flex in many frames, maybe that's why Miyaya and others went to...
11-15-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 82,456
Views: 13,866,571
Posted By Lemond1985

You must be doing something right. :thumb:

You must be doing something right. :thumb:
11-13-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,764
Posted By Lemond1985

... or you should join the Marines, where you can...

... or you should join the Marines, where you can practice taking your rifle apart and putting it back together in record time. :rolleyes:
11-13-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,031
Posted By Lemond1985

Head tube size. I know roughly what a 56 cm (my...

Head tube size. I know roughly what a 56 cm (my ideal frame size) head tube looks like, so that's my visual target.
11-13-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,879
Posted By Lemond1985

I have used Jobst Brandt's book "The Bicycle...

I have used Jobst Brandt's book "The Bicycle Wheel" which you can find in PDF format. Been using that book so long, no other way would make sense to me. Did recently get a Park Tensioner gauge,...
Replies: 92
Views: 16,880
Posted By Lemond1985

But .... in the words of my dentist, "Is it...

But .... in the words of my dentist, "Is it safe?" ;)
11-13-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,097
Posted By Lemond1985

When you have an air horn and a hammer, every...

When you have an air horn and a hammer, every problem becomes either a nail, or someone to blast in the face with deafening noise. :lol:
11-13-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,173
Posted By Lemond1985

Not if the frame and parts are used. And...

Not if the frame and parts are used. And especially not if you're like me, and have enough spare wheels and components to build up several bare frames.
11-13-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,399
Posted By Lemond1985

I was already warned: :lol: ...

I was already warned: :lol:


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11-13-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,097
Posted By Lemond1985

It's best not give people an excuse to. I...

It's best not give people an excuse to.

I have not had much honking, but what I get lately are people who follow behind me at the speed I'm going, but refuse to pass. I have no idea what's up with...
11-13-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,173
Posted By Lemond1985

But that suffering sure makes for some great...

But that suffering sure makes for some great cinema. See the segment at 1 hour and 1 minute (Caspar and Furlan abandoning the 2003 TDF):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUu0AoIDHkc
11-11-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,034
Posted By Lemond1985

Yeah, I don't pay extra to shop at a bike shop,...

Yeah, I don't pay extra to shop at a bike shop, only to get this kind of attitude when something goes wrong. Of course it's not your fault, nothing is anyone's fault these days, it's always the other...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 464,453
Posted By Lemond1985

Patrick Warburton has an opening scene involving...

Patrick Warburton has an opening scene involving a Salvation Army bell wringer, in "The Woman Chaser":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_tHxL2XqpE
11-11-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,034
Posted By Lemond1985

What's your preferred tire? I'm in goathead city...

What's your preferred tire? I'm in goathead city USA most of the year (the rain really helped clear most off the roads for now).

I used to use some really thick Panaracer tires for fixies...
11-11-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,154
Posted By Lemond1985

OTOH, there is nothing short of an...

OTOH, there is nothing short of an air-conditioned space suit, that will ever making climbing a mountain in full sun on a 105 degree day tolerable.
11-11-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,034
Posted By Lemond1985

In the past 2 years or so, I've gone through...

In the past 2 years or so, I've gone through probably 2 dozen "cheap inner tubes", some failing from too many punctures but most failing from either splitting open spontaneously, or developing an...
11-10-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,808
Posted By Lemond1985

Hope that's not a bannable offense here. Guess I...

Hope that's not a bannable offense here. Guess I will find out. :lol:
11-10-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,808
Posted By Lemond1985

This situation presents opportunities: ...

This situation presents opportunities:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-20, 02:12 AM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 624,005
Posted By Lemond1985

Hwy 155 east, toward Glennville, earlier today...

Hwy 155 east, toward Glennville, earlier today after some mountain snow.

...
11-09-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,173
Posted By Lemond1985

Very often for me, my minor aches and pains melt...

Very often for me, my minor aches and pains melt away through a combination of endorphins and increased blood flow. And that pain relief can last for days, to the extent that I think a certain amount...
11-07-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,430
Posted By Lemond1985

As Yogi Berra used to say, "When you come to a...

As Yogi Berra used to say, "When you come to a fork in the road ... TAKE IT!" :lol:

There's not much gravel to speak of in my rural area either, other than access roads and stuff like that which...
11-06-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 82,456
Views: 13,866,571
Posted By Lemond1985

1981 Specialized Sequoia 56cm - $400 (berkeley)...

1981 Specialized Sequoia 56cm - $400 (berkeley) https://images.craigslist.org/00G0G_4cnOXEwyFMm_0CI0t2_1200x900.jpg

https://images.craigslist.org/01717_3dsxFD0P58k_0t20CI_1200x900.jpg

1981...
11-06-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,874
Posted By Lemond1985

In 1985, even the Grand Prix's were 531, as well...

In 1985, even the Grand Prix's were 531, as well as the Super Courses and Competitions, IIRC.

https://images.craigslist.org/00B0B_gVdruAlxcbs_0CI0pQ_1200x900.jpg
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11-06-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,544
Posted By Lemond1985

There's one of those up in Davis CA for $900....

There's one of those up in Davis CA for $900. It's a La Vie Claire replica, very nice:

https://images.craigslist.org/00V0V_dk21mPBJWS4_0x20oM_1200x900.jpg
...
11-05-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,553
Posted By Lemond1985

Sadly, there's no way to squeeze money out of the...

Sadly, there's no way to squeeze money out of the manufacturer.
11-05-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,321
Posted By Lemond1985

This one just popped up: 59cm. Lightweight...

This one just popped up:

59cm. Lightweight Novara Trionfo road bike ...Shimano 105..Tange #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) - $395
...
11-05-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,496
Posted By Lemond1985

Maybe, maybe not. I think it's wrong to believe...

Maybe, maybe not. I think it's wrong to believe that cops and insurance companies are going to be falling all over each other to help you out in such a situation, they have their own priorities,...
11-05-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,778
Posted By Lemond1985

Cycling builds up the back, glutes, and legs, but...

Cycling builds up the back, glutes, and legs, but not the abs really at all, IMO. You can end up with back problems from this unbalanced situation just like I did, because the abs can't counteract...
11-05-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,329
Posted By Lemond1985

Cycling got me watching the CBS Sports coverage...

Cycling got me watching the CBS Sports coverage of the Tour de France and Paris-Roubaix back in the 80's. And they featured a lot of electronic music, that I managed to track down much of years...
11-05-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,208
Posted By Lemond1985

I practice Bicycular Driving by Taking The Lane.

I practice Bicycular Driving by Taking The Lane.
11-04-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,089
Posted By Lemond1985

I always thought it would be a great idea for...

I always thought it would be a great idea for there to be places where addicts could check themselves in, sign a waiver, and then have unlimited access to whatever drug they wanted. And if they die...
11-04-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,745
Posted By Lemond1985

I agree, but people will get get mad here if you...

I agree, but people will get get mad here if you point out anything wrong the victim, and this was a victim, may have done.

As a driver I have close calls all the time with people doing dumb stuff...
11-04-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,762
Posted By Lemond1985

You really ought to know, that the first rule of...

You really ought to know, that the first rule of Spap-Oop, is that you never talk about Spap-Oop.
11-03-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,762
Posted By Lemond1985

LOL. ...

LOL.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohDB5gbtaEQ
11-03-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,941
Posted By Lemond1985

I have, and tubeless tires don't handle the kind...

I have, and tubeless tires don't handle the kind of pressures that I run, very well at all. And the attitude alone of people who are die-hard tubeless advocates is enough to turn anyone off. When...
11-03-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,762
Posted By Lemond1985

For the man who has everything, I would suggest a...

For the man who has everything, I would suggest a Cycliq Fly 12 CE, for recording your near-misses and close passes. I ended up buying two, and won't ride these days without one.

...
Replies: 8
Views: 2,776
Posted By Lemond1985

$2400? I could buy two titanium Lemonds for that...

$2400? I could buy two titanium Lemonds for that much. I think you're mainly paying for the name, at that price.
...
11-02-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,496
Posted By Lemond1985

People can complain all they want about bikes on...

People can complain all they want about bikes on the road, but realistically, what can they do, other than intentionally hit you? Rant on the internet. Buzz you at worst. But if they own a car and...
11-02-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 22,253
Views: 4,582,618
Posted By Lemond1985

It's always interesting to see the tortured seat...

It's always interesting to see the tortured seat and handlebar positions the previous owner experimented with, before finally getting frustrated and deciding to sell the damned thing. No wonder they...
11-02-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,496
Posted By Lemond1985

When I rode my bike to school as a kid, in the...

When I rode my bike to school as a kid, in the 60's and 70's, I don't recall much hate. But when some people see an adult on a bike, it just "triggers" them. I have never understood it, but it's an...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 464,453
Posted By Lemond1985

The good news is that expensive cycling gloves...

The good news is that expensive cycling gloves work great in the garden.
11-01-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 82,456
Views: 13,866,571
Posted By Lemond1985

Conti bicycle 24" large 21 speed shimano gear and...

Conti bicycle 24" large 21 speed shimano gear and brakes - $250 (Roseville) https://images.craigslist.org/00r0r_8lu1PClDLjC_0CI0t2_1200x900.jpg
...
11-01-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,704
Posted By Lemond1985

If they really wanna stir up some controversy,...

If they really wanna stir up some controversy, have the guy buy one for a female co-worker, instead of his wife. :lol:
10-31-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 82,456
Views: 13,866,571
Posted By Lemond1985

53cm. Vintage Lightweight road bike...

53cm. Vintage Lightweight road bike ....Marinoni...5'5-5'9 - $450 (East Bay area) https://images.craigslist.org/00x0x_fyccYs1iJUs_0CI0sU_1200x900.jpg
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 464,453
Posted By Lemond1985

Hang from arms. Daily. Works. If you wait...

Hang from arms. Daily. Works.

If you wait until it's injured to do this, it'll be too painful. But if you start while it's feeling good, you may not ever injure it again. Cold in the fall has...
10-31-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 18,859
Posted By Lemond1985

Very true. I was quite suspicious of the whole...

Very true. I was quite suspicious of the whole idea of light bikes back then, thinking it to be some Huffy-Murray collusion designed to get people to buy cheap bikes that broke faster. Besides, 4 out...
10-30-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,481
Posted By Lemond1985

Or Huell Howser, R.I.P.

Or Huell Howser, R.I.P.
10-30-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 22,253
Views: 4,582,618
Posted By Lemond1985

It's similar in concept to a Cannondale "lefty"...

It's similar in concept to a Cannondale "lefty" fork. Someone should patent this idea, quick!
10-30-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,481
Posted By Lemond1985

They must've roasted in 105 degree heat, with...

They must've roasted in 105 degree heat, with those wool outfits. And I don't see those guys carrying any water. Fancy pantaloons though, plus fours? Plus zeros maybe.
...
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