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11-30-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By DMC707

Went to the dark side . New bike day

Finally gave in to the siren song of the e-bike. Our local Tour de Dirt race series now has an E Bike class, and they also run them at select hare scrambles for the moto guys.

I dont have enough...
11-06-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,487
Posted By DMC707

you can still run a pursuit or a TT (500m, kilo,...

you can still run a pursuit or a TT (500m, kilo, 2k - etc ) with those - just not a mass start race
10-03-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 901
Posted By DMC707

I cant straddle the top tube on several dual...

I cant straddle the top tube on several dual suspension bikes i have had (and have )

Granted -- a dual suspension bike is a different animal, - but just throwing that out there for the folks...
10-03-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 879
Posted By DMC707

well -- yes, but i didnt put quite that level of...

well -- yes, but i didnt put quite that level of thought into it afterward
10-03-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,119
Posted By DMC707

Thats a beauty !

Thats a beauty !
10-03-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,944
Posted By DMC707

How long has it been for you? I've been...

How long has it been for you? I've been under the impression that a lot of it is the mass integration of the smart phone into our culture - so about the last decade. I completely empathize. ...
10-03-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By DMC707

Its code for a beer belly and i think you...

Its code for a beer belly

and i think you for your insights - but clearly its been a while since you've pinned on a number and lined up for your local criterium. (but obviously - its been a while...
10-01-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By DMC707

:lol:

:lol:
10-01-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,179
Posted By DMC707

Here in this forum We donít discuss them much ...

Here in this forum We donít discuss them much

but what about classic ďneighborhood bikesĒ? The lightweight racers and tourers a lot of us love are cool, (to us)
But itís the old...
10-01-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,179
Posted By DMC707

Hmmmmmmm 1) 60ís chrome Paramount (donít...

Hmmmmmmm

1) 60ís chrome Paramount (donít have but would like to)

2) 1975 Raleigh Competition. (Have)

3) big tube aluminum 80ís/90ís bike (I have a Klein)

4) steel track bike - my...
10-01-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By DMC707

also a 53 , but with all day comfort. (Seat is...

also a 53 , but with all day comfort. (Seat is level and bars are not up-turned that severely - kinda getting a fisheye effect with my photos)

...
10-01-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By DMC707

iím the original owner - bikes a 53, Iím 5í7Ē ...

iím the original owner - bikes a 53, Iím 5í7Ē

stack height is just too low now that Iím nursing a German boiler

its already got a zero offset post and a short reach stem ó. If I went up to a 55...
10-01-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By DMC707

its a cartridge type. Been a squeaker since...

its a cartridge type. Been a squeaker since day 1 almost - im the original owner. But worth a bit of fiddling with if I could retain the crank
09-30-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,374
Posted By DMC707

Long thread - perhaps others have offered...

Long thread -

perhaps others have offered up similar answers, -- but i will say: It all depends on the condition and intended use of the "bike lanes"

If its a true bike lane i'll take...
09-30-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By DMC707

Sigh - about to retire one (old Litespeed content )

This is a rant of sorts more than anything. Bike is in that ethereal age range where it miiiiight be considered C&V or might not , but ive had this thing forever it seems

a bit over a year...
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By DMC707

Wow -- value of that complete bike could be...

Wow -- value of that complete bike could be worthless --- or priceless

Depending on whether you have some kids or a small statured GF or spouse who could use it

-but its worth $30 -- I'd...
09-30-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,999
Posted By DMC707

I went the other way - i'm 5'8 and 195 in racing...

I went the other way - i'm 5'8 and 195 in racing trim (not now - now im in a struggle to drop about 40 pounds but thats another story ) -- For a few years i tried my best to hang with the pack in...
09-30-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By DMC707

Awwww- shucks i was hoping it was going to...

Awwww- shucks

i was hoping it was going to be a takedown bicycle when i saw the name

That stepped seat tube lug made me look twice too
09-30-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By DMC707

maybe the fact that they are also training for a...

maybe the fact that they are also training for a marathon
09-30-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,461
Posted By DMC707

Argggghhhhhh ---- i remember throwing away a...

Argggghhhhhh ---- i remember throwing away a couple of sets of these - probably over 20 years ago - but who knows what will be worth something someday, when all you see in front of you is...
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By DMC707

Were it my size, i would be running and not...

Were it my size, i would be running and not walking at $750 - thats a good buy OP . You're not stealing it or anything, but that is a very solid deal

If it were local , i'd...
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By DMC707

Yes -- those department store grade tires are...

Yes -- those department store grade tires are cringe worthy on this bike- they were probably purchased at the same place as the seat.

. A classic PAnaracer Smoke/Dart combo is still...
09-30-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By DMC707

90's Marin gravel conversion project

Pretty easy project for the most part, but hopw far i go with it depends a ton on the test ride

Just dug a neglected MArin MTB (1995 Eldridge Grade ) out of the attic --- bike uses a very light...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,982
Posted By DMC707

Bike Mart ?

Bike Mart ?
09-29-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 25,901
Posted By DMC707

A quick "hack" for estimating your zone 2 heart...

A quick "hack" for estimating your zone 2 heart rate would be to subtract your age from 180 - i'm 50 years old , so that would be about 130 HRM - and if you're fit , add 5 BPM to that , so...
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By DMC707

$1200 High end, first gen XTR in very good...

$1200

High end, first gen XTR in very good condition

Very nice period style paint scheme


Really a nice. nice machine -------- and among the very small handful of MTB's that are worth...
09-29-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,108
Posted By DMC707

https://i.imgur.com/WDZT0No.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/WDZT0No.jpg
09-29-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,273
Posted By DMC707

I'm not coordinated enough for the snot rocket --...

I'm not coordinated enough for the snot rocket -- i just perform the pick and shake if its a stalactite

IF its runny -- well, thats what the terry cloth strip on the back of a lot of cycling...
09-29-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,273
Posted By DMC707

Pardon me good sir -- Allow me to retrieve my...

Pardon me good sir -- Allow me to retrieve my kerchief !


https://i.imgur.com/lwbzllC.jpg
09-28-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By DMC707

Thanks for this -- i am a bigger rider and will...

Thanks for this -- i am a bigger rider and will keep it in mind next time i need tires
09-27-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,839
Posted By DMC707

I get a lot through Amazon I always seem to...

I get a lot through Amazon

I always seem to have some C&V project or another going on -- cheap cables, bar tape, inner tubes, etc etc

For high endy stuff i check The Pro's Closet as sometimes...
09-27-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By DMC707

No problem - i have used those headsets on...

No problem - i have used those headsets on several projects, but here's a pic of one installed -

https://i.imgur.com/pfWeGCt.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/FETSQ8n.jpg
09-27-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 4,087
Posted By DMC707

its been done ...

its been done


https://i.imgur.com/MhJiu03.jpg
09-27-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3,222
Views: 1,536,180
Posted By DMC707

My twin Yeti's patiently waiting outside to go...

My twin Yeti's patiently waiting outside to go into the beauty shop


https://i.imgur.com/AaOOPyf.jpg
09-27-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 861
Posted By DMC707

Sounds like you're winning all the way around ! ...

Sounds like you're winning all the way around ! (Even if it feels expensive for now ) :thumb:
09-27-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 861
Posted By DMC707

I thought the Roscoe was a plus size tire bike -...

I thought the Roscoe was a plus size tire bike - Deore is a pleasant step up
09-23-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By DMC707

Campagnolo Record 1" threaded headset - Amazon -...

Campagnolo Record 1" threaded headset - Amazon - $68
09-23-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 867
Posted By DMC707

I made my choice a while back -------- I...

I made my choice a while back


-------- I still have the Klein that is - and note the strategic placement of the Tarmac by the garbage can



(I'm making this in jest - Specialized was...
09-22-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,910
Posted By DMC707

LOL - i just dug this photo out in response to...

LOL - i just dug this photo out in response to another thread today !


https://i.imgur.com/CUc9ndS.jpg
09-22-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,910
Posted By DMC707

The late Dario Pegoretti perhaps carrying on this...

The late Dario Pegoretti perhaps carrying on this style?
09-22-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By DMC707

Something is wrong with your setup. My 1991...

Something is wrong with your setup. My 1991 era Campagnolo Record setup shifts better than modern SRAM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By DMC707

Sigh. waiting around to see if you can get a $15...

Sigh. waiting around to see if you can get a $15 bike for free
This is how the better half lives -- or -- its not how much you make but how much you save !

https://i.imgur.com/CUc9ndS.jpg

...
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By DMC707

There's a bike in those pics? I cant tell ! ...

There's a bike in those pics? I cant tell ! Maybe if i get my readers
Replies: 40
Views: 4,855
Posted By DMC707

$750 !!!! :eek: LOL -- if this bike...

$750 !!!! :eek:

LOL -- if this bike were a 53 or 54 and not a 56/57 i'd be trying to get help expediting that --- I also dont need much excuse to get away for a week to Florida --- ...
Replies: 40
Views: 4,855
Posted By DMC707

It is a wonderful bike - and those issues are...

It is a wonderful bike - and those issues are easily rectified ! ---- With the seat slammed like that, it goes without saying you'd need to make sure the post moves though


I actually like...
Replies: 40
Views: 4,855
Posted By DMC707

Whoever put those tires, that saddle and pedals...

Whoever put those tires, that saddle and pedals on that fine bicycle should have their hands cut off (not literally -- but does make one scratch their head)
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By DMC707

For a track bike?

For a track bike?
Replies: 21
Views: 512
Posted By DMC707

Great score ! As T2p said , might want to...

Great score !

As T2p said , might want to source some elastomers for that fork, -- but it looks too clean to be a parts bike -- i really like steel myself , but that aluminum will polish up to...
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By DMC707

Kinda' like Columbus Aelle tubing then ? I...

Kinda' like Columbus Aelle tubing then ?

I was thinking that when i saw the bike - nice mid range sports-racer

The chrome fork looks fine on there, but i wonder if it could be a replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By DMC707

precede you really should've known

precede

you really should've known
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