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09-21-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,529
Posted By jamesdak

No such thing as "too many" De Rosa pictures...

No such thing as "too many" De Rosa pictures around here. ;)
09-19-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4,517
Views: 458,353
Posted By jamesdak

Today I was working on the first Specialized...

Today I was working on the first Specialized Allez I've gotten my hands on. Had put several sets of wheels for sale locally yesterday and I guy came up yesterday to get a set for his Allez. We...
09-19-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,049
Posted By jamesdak

No riding Saturday, rains kept rolling through...

No riding Saturday, rains kept rolling through and I'm wimpier now than I used to be when it comes to raining in the rain. Headed out this morning on the CAAD8 but had an issue with the FD right...
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By jamesdak

Nice color! :thumb: It'll be a great ride. ...

Nice color! :thumb: It'll be a great ride.


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09-18-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,359
Posted By jamesdak

You don't see them to often around here. I got...

You don't see them to often around here. I got mine just out of curiosity and then realized I just had to quit buying bikes. I've never given it a fair shake but I think I'll get it's chance this...
09-18-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By jamesdak

That's the one I was looking for. I remembered...

That's the one I was looking for. I remembered some kind of discussion.
09-18-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By jamesdak

10 speed cassette on FH-1055 126mm - why did I think this wouldn't work?

For some reason I had it in my head that I couldn't run a 10 speed cassette on the Shimano 126mm spaced rear freehubs. Is there some issue with these because the cassette seems to fit just fine?
...
09-18-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,359
Posted By jamesdak

Just thought I'd update this a it to capture...

Just thought I'd update this a it to capture where I took this bike. I got it about the same time I realized I needed to majorly downsize the collection. So the mindset of late has been just to sort...
09-17-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,049
Posted By jamesdak

Whew, close call today. I almost had to eat my...

Whew, close call today. I almost had to eat my own words. ;)

It's getting to the point where the bikes I have left to try each have a minor issue or two to sort out. Clicking drivetrain, loose...
09-17-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,222
Posted By jamesdak

Are you talking about a Schwinn Prologue, the...

Are you talking about a Schwinn Prologue, the Panasonic built beauties? I had one of those for years too. Mine was a cosmetically challenged old race bike running a good Dura Ace setup. Had it in...
09-16-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,222
Posted By jamesdak

Well.... I guess I can share my answer to this...

Well.... I guess I can share my answer to this sort of along the same lines. Especially considering how much of the stable I have let go this past year.

So, along that train of thought what I have...
09-16-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,131
Posted By jamesdak

I love banana's but living in Hawaii for awhile...

I love banana's but living in Hawaii for awhile sort of ruined them for me. Those oversized things stores sell have no real flavor compared to real banana's picked fresh.
09-15-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,049
Posted By jamesdak

Well I'm an empty-nester now and think of these...

Well I'm an empty-nester now and think of these as my kids. On top of that I'm in Utah and influenced by all the big LDS families around me. I'm just trying to keep up, LOL!!!
09-15-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,049
Posted By jamesdak

Well, the blue Lemond made it into the "club"...

Well, the blue Lemond made it into the "club" today also. Just not sure if it really counts. Was put back on Prednisone yesterday to try and clear up my lungs. Makes me really agitated and I...
09-15-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 64,019
Views: 9,875,375
Posted By jamesdak

Right and not sure why it's so heavy. I've have...

Right and not sure why it's so heavy. I've have had several of the Lemond 853 frames and it's so easy to get them under 20 lbs built up with pedals, bottle cages, etc. 23 lbs seems pretty heavy...
09-14-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 51,813
Posted By jamesdak

LOL, too late! I'm already 1/2 there. Only...

LOL, too late! I'm already 1/2 there. Only Criteria for this is a silly goal of showing that one average joe rider can run pretty much the same pace on pretty much the same route with a slew of...
09-14-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 51,813
Posted By jamesdak

Some value to that for sure. I'll do the same...

Some value to that for sure. I'll do the same some days when I'm planning on taking out the Y-Foil and then realize the winds are really bad.

Of course this is more extreme that most carbon...
09-14-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 51,813
Posted By jamesdak

I'm working to sorta disprove that. I've set a...

I'm working to sorta disprove that. I've set a goal of taking all my 20ish road bikes out on a similar route, just sometimes more miles on the route, to prove that under me all the bikes can run my...
09-14-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,049
Posted By jamesdak

Another failure on the "new to me" Cannondale...

Another failure on the "new to me" Cannondale CAAD8" Sunday. Once again HR shot up into the mid 160 within the first mile and phlegm built up in the lungs. This just riding the early part which is...
09-14-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 700
Posted By jamesdak

Couldn't agree....less. :p ...

Couldn't agree....less. :p


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Really, really good ride with a wonderful old...
09-14-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,115
Posted By jamesdak

I hear you and agree in principle. I really...

I hear you and agree in principle. I really thought we made a good buy. Car looked good, he paid the Honda dealership to go over it, etc. Seemed solid but that just has not turned out to be the...
09-14-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,115
Posted By jamesdak

Yep gotta love those days. I have admittedly...

Yep gotta love those days. I have admittedly small hands but they have still to big to get in and do some simple repairs on this car. To be honest, not that unusual though on any modern car.
...
09-14-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 18,860
Posted By jamesdak

I guess I never shared this here. Mid 90's Duell...

I guess I never shared this here. Mid 90's Duell Vienna built up with a modern mix of Campagnolo Record/Super Record parts. Don't mind the handlebars....unusual miscommunication between me and the...
09-14-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,821
Posted By jamesdak

OMG. Brothers in Arms. I have that in a SACD 5:1...

OMG. Brothers in Arms. I have that in a SACD 5:1 Surround sound format. My living room has a built in Klipsch Surround Sound system and I love to show up the systems by cranking it to Money for...
09-13-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,182
Posted By jamesdak

Well I can say the the "color" of my sidewalls...

Well I can say the the "color" of my sidewalls vary rarely matters to me. All bikes are made to be ridden and tires are consumable. I pick tires for capability not looks except in a few examples...
09-13-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,182
Posted By jamesdak

:thumb: They really aren't. ...

:thumb: They really aren't.

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Of course I'll me the first to admit I spend...
09-13-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,182
Posted By jamesdak

If your white bartape doesn't look like this you...

If your white bartape doesn't look like this you are neglecting your bike.

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09-13-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,115
Posted By jamesdak

LOL, Even on ramps there's not a lot of room...

LOL, Even on ramps there's not a lot of room when your on your back using various tools and your hands trying to maneuver around in tight space. Just getting the tools onto the knock sensor from...
09-12-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,115
Posted By jamesdak

Not in my experience...

Not in my experience...
09-12-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,115
Posted By jamesdak

yeah we tried that first but without a lift it...

yeah we tried that first but without a lift it was too hard to try and maneuver around to work it. So much about working on that beast has been a pain not to mention the gold quality parts from NAPA...
09-12-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 740,486
Posted By jamesdak

^ Wow, that Torpado is gorgeous!!

^ Wow, that Torpado is gorgeous!!
09-12-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,115
Posted By jamesdak

Great concept but our experience has been a...

Great concept but our experience has been a nightmare. Made a purchase of a good uses one that was well checked out by a qualified mechanic before hand. All I can say is this has been the only...
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By jamesdak

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

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Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By jamesdak

Hmmm.....Acier Special sounds like one of the...

Hmmm.....Acier Special sounds like one of the Excell tubed GL or GLx bikes.

Does it look like this?
...
09-12-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,821
Posted By jamesdak

Yeah, I'm just a fan of music and my taste are...

Yeah, I'm just a fan of music and my taste are all over the place. Meatlof is another favorite to a point. His first MoTown album with Stoney was great and then everything from Bat out of Hell to Bat...
09-12-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,821
Posted By jamesdak

:lol:

:lol:
09-12-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 64,019
Views: 9,875,375
Posted By jamesdak

I'm in the same boat. Got my 684 back from my...

I'm in the same boat. Got my 684 back from my son and have it listed locally for $210 and only one hit so far. That person was a no show. I found this at the facebook site for these bikes and did...
09-12-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 20,536
Views: 3,586,401
Posted By jamesdak

Raleigh Professional - $1400

In the local ads.

https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/65011701
...
09-12-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 965
Posted By jamesdak

Very cool! My son just mentioned yesterday...

Very cool!

My son just mentioned yesterday about applying for a job at Enve. I was like, "Do it!", as I thought about employee discounts on wheels. LOL!
09-12-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By jamesdak

Man, nice!!! The color I lusted after for many...

Man, nice!!! The color I lusted after for many years. A few years back I'd making the drive down there to get this. Gonna be a cool ride for someone.

GLWS!!
09-12-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,821
Posted By jamesdak

Right! Until now that is, new album in Nov. I'm...

Right! Until now that is, new album in Nov. I'm sure that'll make your day. :D
09-11-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,821
Posted By jamesdak

And it gave us ABBA!!!! ...

And it gave us ABBA!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUrzicaiRLU&ab_channel=AbbaVEVO
09-11-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 700
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, my Klein has a wonderfully done paint job on...

Yep, my Klein has a wonderfully done paint job on it.

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I don't have any...
09-11-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 700
Posted By jamesdak

I'm a fan of the patriotic color scheme myself...

I'm a fan of the patriotic color scheme myself and like mentioned above. I don't see much color coming out on bike myself anymore.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,541
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, like others have said. I usually don't but...

Yep, like others have said. I usually don't but I mainly buy vintage bikes. I do fully inspect it and all but mainly I'm concerned with making sure it can be adjusted for my specific fit and then...
09-09-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By jamesdak

LOL, sometimes I think I'm the only one who ever...

LOL, sometimes I think I'm the only one who ever get's good customer service out of folks.
09-09-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By jamesdak

Try going to this site and searching: ...

Try going to this site and searching:

https://yellowjersey.org/

You can also email them and ask, they have always been really responsive and helpful for me:

Yellow Jersey, Ltd., Arlington...
09-09-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,248
Posted By jamesdak

That's about the same color as my "Klein...

That's about the same color as my "Klein Licensed" Schwinn.

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09-09-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, I've had that done 4 different times between...

Yep, I've had that done 4 different times between my knees. Each time simple in and out, and short recovery before back to pain free. Unlike ya'll I do have a lot of arthritis and bone on bone. Old...
09-09-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,821
Posted By jamesdak

My tastes are varied but there's a few that'll...

My tastes are varied but there's a few that'll pick as my favorites that I love pretty much everything they've done:

Clannad - So amazing
AD/DC - Simple rock that delivers
Porcupine Tree and...
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