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Forum: BMX
12-02-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By t2p

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been a while since we were into BMX

consider a...
12-02-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By t2p

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 41,151
Posted By t2p

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I was heavy into muscle cars in the 70's and...
11-30-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,602
Posted By t2p

Can't we all just get along ... lol

Can't we all just get along ... lol
11-29-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By t2p

I believe a Tange Prestige tube set (main tubes)...

I believe a Tange Prestige tube set (main tubes) has the same wall thickness as a Reynolds 853 tube set - .7 / .4 / .7 - and both were/are available with short butted sections - so the frame weights...
11-29-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,635
Posted By t2p

I was thinking a little higher 'high-end' ...

I was thinking a little higher 'high-end'

the Miyata frames were high quality (and durable) - but I don't believe they were as light weight as (for example) a custom lugged frame built with...
11-28-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,954
Posted By t2p

I've used Thomson seat posts since they were...

I've used Thomson seat posts since they were first available (sometime around the mid 90's ?)

High quality product - work well and are durable ; among the best bike components I've purchased
11-26-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,954
Posted By t2p

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I also wanted to check his claim

placed a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,555
Posted By t2p

recall problems with early Trek carbon frames...

recall problems with early Trek carbon frames with aluminum lugs - the bikes / frames had a lot of miles though

early Trek OCLV frames were susceptible to failure from dropped chains - Trek then...
11-25-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,943
Posted By t2p

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11-25-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,635
Posted By t2p

I believe the lower-end / heavier lugged frames...

I believe the lower-end / heavier lugged frames can be mass produced on an assembly line - but the high-end lightweight lugged frames are hand brazed
11-25-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,954
Posted By t2p

Just recall one Ti frame problem years (and...

Just recall one Ti frame problem years (and years) ago - Merlin off road frame - and it was at the top of the seat tube (near seatpost clamping area)

many Ti frames (if not most ?) do not have...
11-24-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,131
Posted By t2p

agree - but move from a low-end steel frame to a...

agree - but move from a low-end steel frame to a high-end butted cromo frame / fork will
probably save more than a few grams ... could possibly weigh significantly less - and possibly provide a...
11-24-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By t2p

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I use Mother's Mag and Aluminum polish on a large...
11-24-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 414
Posted By t2p

just a couple weeks ago did a quick scan for some...

just a couple weeks ago did a quick scan for some GRX stuff (including 810 crank) on the QBP site and saw a lot of zeroes ... out of stock
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 41,151
Posted By t2p

great pic ! ( even reversed lol )

great pic !

( even reversed lol )
11-24-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 667
Posted By t2p

8 speed ? Get a Shimano 11-28, 12-28 or...

8 speed ?

Get a Shimano 11-28, 12-28 or 12-32 8-speed cassette (or equiv) and be done with it.

22/28 and a 22/32 (especially) provides an extremely low gear ; drift down hills or find a way to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 41,151
Posted By t2p

Michelin bib mousse ...

Michelin bib mousse

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tire_mousse

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 41,151
Posted By t2p

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1984 Yamaha IT200 !
11-21-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8,370
Views: 2,699,537
Posted By t2p

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,770
Posted By t2p

agree I couldn't get away from down tube...

agree

I couldn't get away from down tube shifters (and thumb shifters on MTB) fast enough

for the taller riders the down tube shifters could be even more of an issue because of the increased...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,006
Posted By t2p

apologize if I missed this in a previous reply ...

apologize if I missed this in a previous reply

carbs ... more carbs ... 8 gel packs ... (ouch) ... ??? ...

have you tried some / more protein ... more balanced approach ?

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,006
Posted By t2p

tonguescreen ?

tonguescreen ?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,006
Posted By t2p

agree - my fav centuries were the ones that...

agree - my fav centuries were the ones that included a stop around the halfway point

small diner / restaurant ... some grabbed a sandwich - others something smaller / lighter

I typically stuck...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,369
Posted By t2p

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currently have 32mm GP4S on a hybrid ; they...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,369
Posted By t2p

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the 30mm prob rolls faster than the 28mm - and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,369
Posted By t2p

agree - Conti 25mm GP5K's measure around 23mm on...

agree - Conti 25mm GP5K's measure around 23mm on my old school Campy Omega 19 rims (mounted tubed @ approx 100 psi)
11-18-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 25,331
Posted By t2p

some LBS still cannot get certain types of bikes ...

some LBS still cannot get certain types of bikes

some distributors still have a shortage of certain components; one example : QBP inventory is very low on GRX stuff (or not avail at all)
11-18-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 370
Posted By t2p

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I have the CDI adjustable torque tool - works...
11-18-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 303,661
Posted By t2p

lookin good !

lookin good !
11-18-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By t2p

a couple of thoughts for tires with good...

a couple of thoughts

for tires with good flat resistance (and fairly good rolling resistance) - also consider a tire in the Schwalbe line ... Schwalbe Marathon ... etc

consider going larger...
11-16-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 395
Posted By t2p

'Q' factor is apparently a consideration for many...

'Q' factor is apparently a consideration for many (?)

I never had an issue switching from a road bike with a double - and then riding an off road bike with a triple (off road or on road) ... ...
11-16-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 395
Posted By t2p

or compact crank (58/94) ? remove the...

or

compact crank (58/94) ?

remove the small chainring and just use the middle and big rings
11-16-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By t2p

it was like a big party - and continued into late...

it was like a big party - and continued into late evening ... food ... movies ...

pics of the swap meet @ Bicycle Heaven this past summer
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11-16-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By t2p

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11-16-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By t2p

swap meets - eastern US ...

swap meets - eastern US

https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/2022-bike-swaps-eastern-us-updated-07-29-22.201414/

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11-16-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By t2p

this site will list swap meets - including...

this site will list swap meets - including eastern US

CABE - Classic and Antique Bicycle Exchange

https://thecabe.com/forum/index/swap-meets-events-rides.13/

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11-14-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,943
Posted By t2p

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better picture of the Schwinn Stings ( @ Bicycle...
11-14-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,943
Posted By t2p

I've had bikes and frames and parts sitting...

I've had bikes and frames and parts sitting untouched for 20-30 years

just last year I gave one bike that sat for 20+ years some TLC and rode it a number of times late last summer through the...
11-14-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,943
Posted By t2p

agree years (and years) ago I spotted a...

agree

years (and years) ago I spotted a Stingray Apple Crate in a neighborhood near my parents

bike was sitting in the driveway in front of the garage alongside a few other bikes

stopped...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,123
Posted By t2p

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11-13-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,943
Posted By t2p

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11-13-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,943
Posted By t2p

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11-13-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By t2p

it might be due to the way the software...

it might be due to the way the software interprets how the picture was taken and / or stored on (whatever) device (for lack of a better technical explanation)

try this to correct -

edit the...
11-13-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,743
Posted By t2p

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11-13-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,743
Posted By t2p

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11-13-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,743
Posted By t2p

one of the guys in an off-road group I sometimes...

one of the guys in an off-road group I sometimes rode with in the early 90's had a Klein Adroit

that bike was almost too sweet to ride off road
11-13-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,743
Posted By t2p

we often described Cannondale as the 'BMW of...

we often described Cannondale as the 'BMW of bicycles'
11-12-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By t2p

BH90 is newer / more recent found on the...

BH90 is newer / more recent

found on the better and upper level models

stick with BH90


( please note: I believe BH59 and BH90 use different barbs - so be aware when working on them or...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 41,151
Posted By t2p

175 to 165 mm crank arms ? what is your height ?...

175 to 165 mm crank arms ? what is your height ?

on the surface it appears your seat height was much too low and possibly source of issues you might have been experiencing - but that's just a...
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