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08-20-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,343
Posted By Mark Dominck

Good one, that is hilarious!!

Good one, that is hilarious!!
08-14-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,343
Posted By Mark Dominck

People can be impulsive when it comes to buying...

People can be impulsive when it comes to buying and after thinking about it for a while just change their mind, they should let you know but it's easier to just blow you off I think
08-04-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By Mark Dominck

by the looks of those socks I'd say 80's

by the looks of those socks I'd say 80's
07-21-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,705
Posted By Mark Dominck

I've got a Specialized Tarmac along with a number...

I've got a Specialized Tarmac along with a number of other bikes that I like better but every time I ride that Tarmac it seems like it is much smoother and faster, who knows?
06-26-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,705
Posted By Mark Dominck

I have several bikes and they're each the fastest...

I have several bikes and they're each the fastest when the tire pressure is 120 psi, I run tubulars. Noticeably slower when it's 100 psi
06-17-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,581
Posted By Mark Dominck

You got me there Paul, not much point in lifting...

You got me there Paul, not much point in lifting the hood on these new cars. However I'm living in the past with down tube shifters and drive a 65 f350 truck and I like it that way. I'm amazed at how...
06-16-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,581
Posted By Mark Dominck

Don't be afraid of these kid mechanics, they're...

Don't be afraid of these kid mechanics, they're going to replace us old guys and most of them are pretty sharp. They learn and grow up fast, I see it happening all around me in all jobs not just bike...
06-16-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,581
Posted By Mark Dominck

Back in the day? Heck I've been fixing my own for...

Back in the day? Heck I've been fixing my own for ever, If you want to ride you need to learn how to fix it, that's why we have a tool bag under the seat. Same goes for your car, amazing what you can...
06-08-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,436
Posted By Mark Dominck

You have met a lot more bikes than I have I can...

You have met a lot more bikes than I have I can see how you would have a different view of bikes
06-07-21, 07:47 AM
05-29-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,422
Posted By Mark Dominck

I've noticed driving my car on country roads that...

I've noticed driving my car on country roads that it's hard to see bikes without tail lights with the shadows and mixed light coming through the trees, DO NOT GO OUT without your tail lights!! Sight...
05-29-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,047
Posted By Mark Dominck

Take off the wheel and take it up on the highest...

Take off the wheel and take it up on the highest hill in the area make sure nothing is in the way then gently give it a roll and go home problem solved
05-20-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 741
Posted By Mark Dominck

Just give yourself a few miles to get use to...

Just give yourself a few miles to get use to it,you'll be fine, I've got a number of bikes and they are each a little different it just takes a couple rides for you to get use to it. Adjust your...
05-19-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3,132
Views: 216,430
Posted By Mark Dominck

I'm not referring to 2.4hrs a day everybody does...

I'm not referring to 2.4hrs a day everybody does thats nothing to shout about. I'm referring to 150 miles 3 or 4 times a week seems like a lot of guys do it and they don't do it after the kids go to...
05-19-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3,132
Views: 216,430
Posted By Mark Dominck

You're doing great, some of these people must not...

You're doing great, some of these people must not have anything to do but spend all day pedaling I like a couple hours but after that my mind is thinking about what I need to get done for the day.
05-19-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3,132
Views: 216,430
Posted By Mark Dominck

looks like you have a very good regular ride,...

looks like you have a very good regular ride, keep it up
05-18-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By Mark Dominck

Wow Wildwood, that's an amazing collection of...

Wow Wildwood, that's an amazing collection of bikes! some special ones in that collection, do you have a special building to contain them ? I thought I had more than I need but you have made me feel...
05-05-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3,132
Views: 216,430
Posted By Mark Dominck

You're an animal!!

You're an animal!!
05-03-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By Mark Dominck

Thanks you guys took care of that question,just...

Thanks you guys took care of that question,just the way it is.
05-02-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By Mark Dominck

Why do tubulars lose air?

I love my tubulars and I don't even mind pumping them up before each ride but it puzzles me as to why?
04-30-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,981
Posted By Mark Dominck

It appears there are a lot of exotic imaginary...

It appears there are a lot of exotic imaginary cures out there I guess we just have to go with the one that our mind accepts so take your pick.
04-30-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,981
Posted By Mark Dominck

By the way, don't drink the lavender oil, just...

By the way, don't drink the lavender oil, just rub it on the cramp! hahah!
04-30-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,981
Posted By Mark Dominck

I know it makes no sense to me either it's my...

I know it makes no sense to me either it's my wives remedy she keeps several small bottles by my night stand and in the bathroom in case I wake up howling in the night and believe me it works. I...
04-29-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,981
Posted By Mark Dominck

i know you think I was kidding about lavender oil...

i know you think I was kidding about lavender oil but it really does relieve the cramp with in a minute,however I usually do stand up straight and use profanities so it might be a combination of all...
04-27-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,981
Posted By Mark Dominck

my wife has me rub lavender oil on it and it...

my wife has me rub lavender oil on it and it works good. Almost instant relief
04-27-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,981
Posted By Mark Dominck

leg cramps

OUCH!!! Got a bad leg cramp rode too far today! Quit laughing it's not funny!
04-26-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,242
Posted By Mark Dominck

Now that's a great idea I'd like to watch a race...

Now that's a great idea I'd like to watch a race like that!
04-26-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,242
Posted By Mark Dominck

Late 60's for fun no pay or support I read that...

Late 60's for fun no pay or support I read that Tour De France book by Bill and Carol McGann and they showed these tough old guys battling it out with all the elements on gravel roads,snow, rain no...
04-26-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,242
Posted By Mark Dominck

pro cycling support vehicles

I think they should eliminate support vehicles and go back to one bike for each rider and you must fix your own bike no outside help. Now those were real bikers, carry a spare tire and a pump! None...
04-25-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,702
Posted By Mark Dominck

Ok I'll explain why It was downhill in both...

Ok I'll explain why It was downhill in both directions. I was indeed going towards the coast and following the river downhill, however there were many ups and downs throughout the 15miles and it felt...
04-25-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,301
Posted By Mark Dominck

10 old bikes, 10 old trucks,12 old tractors, one...

10 old bikes, 10 old trucks,12 old tractors, one old lady! couldn't make it without any of them!
04-25-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By Mark Dominck

I hear what you're saying but sometimes those...

I hear what you're saying but sometimes those wind gusts can be sneaky and catch you coming off a short down grade at 30mph and glancing down at the computer then poof the whole bike just moves over...
04-24-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By Mark Dominck

I must say you do have a fine collection....

I must say you do have a fine collection. Speaking of narrow tires, I put some very narrow Vittoria Corsas on one of my Vitus 979s and I really like the way it now handles. Got to watch out with...
04-24-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By Mark Dominck

It's 90S I believe, much newer than most of my...

It's 90S I believe, much newer than most of my bikes. I notice you have an Austro also, I have a Pacifica pretty much all original, I hate to mess with it it's so original, I think even the front...
04-24-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By Mark Dominck

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This is my Liotto Aquila, it had Campy Zonda wheels but I took these Zip 404s...
04-24-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By Mark Dominck

Columbus tubing?

I have a Gino Liotto with Columbus tubing, it's kinda triangular shaped and very light. I think the bike was built in the 90's I think it has the name Aquila on the top tube. I've never seen or heard...
04-18-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,702
Posted By Mark Dominck

I mostly road bike but occasionally I take my mtn...

I mostly road bike but occasionally I take my mtn bike up to our local trails where we have to climb 3 miles up to the trail head. Before I left to make the climb I spoke to four riders sitting at a...
04-15-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,702
Posted By Mark Dominck

Well you got it half right

Well you got it half right
04-15-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,702
Posted By Mark Dominck

Well you got it half right

Well you got it half right
04-15-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,702
Posted By Mark Dominck

good guess but Oregon of all places

good guess but Oregon of all places
04-14-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,702
Posted By Mark Dominck

cycling downhill

I took off on a ride towards the coast and most of the ride was downhill, at about the fifteen mile mark I knew the trip back would be harder so I turned around but to my surprise it was downhill on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,873
Posted By Mark Dominck

I guess if you're reading between the lines you...

I guess if you're reading between the lines you could make up some great stories about what I might mean but I was just trying to make conversation about my vintage bike project
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By Mark Dominck

I love my tubulars,and my clinchers too but I...

I love my tubulars,and my clinchers too but I think my tubulars make me feel faster though I know I'm not. My Garman tells me so. I'm glad to hear someone else mention average speed, I got blasted...
04-12-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 228,598
Posted By Mark Dominck

I also used tape for my first tubulars and found...

I also used tape for my first tubulars and found it easy and have had no problems with the four wheels I used it on. I have another bike that was glued on which I will need to replace at some point...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,873
Posted By Mark Dominck

Polishing an aluminum frame

I'm polishing a bare aluminum 979 Vitus road bike.I started with 1200 and then 3000 and now I'm finishing it off with 4000 pink polishing paper. It's looking pretty nice and I'm planning to just...
04-06-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Mark Dominck

Good job ! looks like a great ride.It's fun to...

Good job ! looks like a great ride.It's fun to see your project come out so nice.
04-06-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,615
Posted By Mark Dominck

Sounds like my rides

Sounds like my rides
04-05-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By Mark Dominck

Well I ended up finding a good 8 speed cassette...

Well I ended up finding a good 8 speed cassette Campy, and installed it on my 979 Vitus which has a Campy Nuovo deraileur and put on my new Vittoria tubulars and I rides like a dream. Maybe it's...
04-05-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,615
Posted By Mark Dominck

Yes Otto I totally agree even though I prefer to...

Yes Otto I totally agree even though I prefer to avoid long several mile climbs when I do short climbs I like to power up them seems better to get them over with than to drag them out going slower.
04-04-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,615
Posted By Mark Dominck

I don't know about everybody else but 30 mph for...

I don't know about everybody else but 30 mph for me seems death defying speed, I don't mind it for just a short downhill as long as it flattens out within a couple hundred yards but those long...
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