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Posted By jamesdak

Well I can chime in since I've had a 87 Circuit,...

Well I can chime in since I've had a 87 Circuit, a 87 Paramount and one of those PDG Paramounts. I like the 87 Waterford the least of the bunch. The Circuit was a great ride and for some reason for...
07-28-21, 07:24 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

When I needed a 24" setup for the front of my...

When I needed a 24" setup for the front of my Schwinn Prologue TT I just started hitting all the recumbent sources. 520 is more common there. Grabbed a wheelset from one site that was pretty cheap...
07-26-21, 06:56 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

Here's the old Serotta forum site, wealth of...

Here's the old Serotta forum site, wealth of great people.

https://forums.thepaceline.net/index.php
07-25-21, 06:53 AM
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Views: 718
Posted By jamesdak

LOL, I just bought this as my "grow old bike". ...

LOL, I just bought this as my "grow old bike". Purposely got it as a stepthrough for ease of mounting. I'll tell you what it's pretty nice to just step on this thing and go. Obviously not my...
07-25-21, 06:30 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

So what do you think of this one? I'm trying to...

So what do you think of this one? I'm trying to get a hold of a guy with a mint looking 2001 5200 triple. Want to get it geared really low and light for the really steep mountains. I've always...
07-24-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 10,249
Posted By jamesdak

Well I'm out for sure on trying this year. ...

Well I'm out for sure on trying this year. Hadn't realized my backup for work is out of the area that weekend. So even though I have leave the following week and thought I could bail that Friday to...
07-24-21, 06:32 AM
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Views: 238
Posted By jamesdak

Wowser, looks like some wonderful riding!

Wowser, looks like some wonderful riding!
07-21-21, 08:12 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

I've used them on a couple of bikes too and love...

I've used them on a couple of bikes too and love them. I always liked how they look, love how they feel, and the QR for the brakes is a nice touch. Oh, and yeah, they work really well.
07-21-21, 08:11 AM
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Views: 2,151
Posted By jamesdak

Hmmmm.... let me see if I have other pics of it. ...

Hmmmm.... let me see if I have other pics of it. I sold the bike and don't remember. I found that Paramount not to be as fast as the PDG Series one I have so I sold it to another rider.

Here's...
07-20-21, 10:36 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

Well truth be told that's an older shot of it. ...

Well truth be told that's an older shot of it. That saddle is one I couldn't ride. Sold it off and now there's a nice comfy Fizik Kurve Chameleon on it.
07-19-21, 07:31 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

I've ordered some stuff from these guys lately. ...

I've ordered some stuff from these guys lately.

https://montella-cycling.com/

Two full kits and another jersey. Jerseys' are a bit longer than I like so I suspect they'd be perfect for someone...
07-19-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,151
Posted By jamesdak

One thing I will say about some of the earlier...

One thing I will say about some of the earlier comments. I think most of us realize "top of the line" quite often does not equate to "best" or "best riding". I can't see how any of this would be an...
07-19-21, 05:47 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

Oh, it was an "upgrade". The previous owner had...

Oh, it was an "upgrade". The previous owner had the bike gone over by Waterford, repainted, and then built up with modern components.
07-17-21, 07:29 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

Hmmm..... I can quantify that with a few of my...

Hmmm..... I can quantify that with a few of my 90's bikes I think.

The mid 90's Giordana XL Supers were the top of their line those years for sure. Scored two of them. :)
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Posted By jamesdak

Yep, that's how I see it too. But I thought I'd...

Yep, that's how I see it too. But I thought I'd bump this in case anyone was interested at this lower price.
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Posted By jamesdak

Bumping this again as the seller has lowered the...

Bumping this again as the seller has lowered the price to $1500.

I still seems like too much to me but what does everyone else think?
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Posted By jamesdak

Value on some Shimano Hubs

So these have just been sitting around for a long time. With the huge downsize of the bike collection I'm now considering my wheel needs and whether or not so sell some parts and stuff off. Anyone...
07-16-21, 07:36 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

Well, I tried to be logical about this one. I...

Well, I tried to be logical about this one. I figured since I had sold off so much of the collection it must mean that simply counting up what I have left would validate what my heart said. That...
07-15-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 447
Posted By jamesdak

You were right. The first ride on the 3rd was...

You were right. The first ride on the 3rd was hiding at the end of the text. Didn't notice that, LOL!
07-15-21, 07:43 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

I'm still considering this. All you pro's at it,...

I'm still considering this. All you pro's at it, talk to me about tires for the Opus. 700 x 30 true size will fit for sure. What would you run? I'm finding limited options when not going larger...
07-14-21, 09:02 PM
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Views: 447
Posted By jamesdak

Totally dependent on what route I take. I have 4...

Totally dependent on what route I take. I have 4 major mt climbs I can ride that are all just a few miles from the house.
...
07-14-21, 06:25 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

Yep, bikes are made to be ridden. Pretty much...

Yep, bikes are made to be ridden. Pretty much every year in either June or July I make it a point to ride a different bike every day until I've gone through all of them. So I'm working on that...
07-14-21, 06:21 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

Dang....that's my slow ride! LOL! No selfie to...

Dang....that's my slow ride! LOL! No selfie to share but think Peter Sagan....only shorter....and grayer.....and fatter....and slower.....and....:p
07-12-21, 03:55 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

Well I just finished up 10 days straight of...

Well I just finished up 10 days straight of riding, rotating bikes each day. So, in addition to the few shown above, here's more I what I ride over this period.
...
07-12-21, 02:41 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

https://www.strava.com/activities/5569763576 ...

https://www.strava.com/activities/5569763576

https://www.strava.com/activities/5575517900

https://www.strava.com/activities/5580736350

https://www.strava.com/activities/5581840333
...
07-12-21, 02:35 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

My mini- TDF, 10 days straight, 10 bikes, over 500 miles

Well I took leave last week just to get away from work. Usually I would have been in the woods somewhere doing wildlife photography but the creaky knees are limiting my hiking ability and everyplace...
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Posted By jamesdak

There's nothing special about the parts on it....

There's nothing special about the parts on it. It's the normal modern spacing for the wheels so you could even buy a fully new modern kit today and install it with no real issues. Mine came with...
07-12-21, 06:14 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

For the most part I agree a lot with what you...

For the most part I agree a lot with what you say. But that is why the Klein Quantum II is a bit of an enigma to me right now. It's set up with the same Mavik Kyserium SL wheels I have on at least...
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Posted By jamesdak

I think that's a 1991 model. I've got one of...

I think that's a 1991 model. I've got one of these and can do nothing but praise it. It is one of my heavier bikes but it is also one of the faster ones and despite the heft one of my better...
07-11-21, 06:56 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

That's a pretty sweet looking bike by my...

That's a pretty sweet looking bike by my standards, nice find!
07-11-21, 06:33 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

Well I was out yesterday on my one carbon bike. ...

Well I was out yesterday on my one carbon bike. I absolutely love it. The feel is different but there is no doubt that it needs to go fast! Quite comfortable too.
...
07-10-21, 06:11 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

Still not sure why so many are upset by the...

Still not sure why so many are upset by the Media's take on this. The Media has been full of crap on everything for years now. They are "selling a story" not giving you facts anymore. You don't...
07-09-21, 03:46 PM
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Views: 4,607
Posted By jamesdak

I love each day when I come back from my own ride...

I love each day when I come back from my own ride to see that Cavendish has won again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And then I get to read everyone's comments and chuckle.

One more baby, YOU CAN DO...
07-09-21, 02:21 PM
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Views: 401
Posted By jamesdak

I honestly don't worry about it. I've had several...

I honestly don't worry about it. I've had several Lemonds over the years with C.F. forks and rode them like any other bike. I've got two bikes right now running C.F. forks that I have no clue of the...
07-08-21, 05:19 PM
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Views: 4,607
Posted By jamesdak

I've always been a Cavendish fan so I'm loving...

I've always been a Cavendish fan so I'm loving this. Just wish I had a way to watch the race. GO CAVENDISH!
...
07-08-21, 05:09 PM
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Views: 347
Posted By jamesdak

Looks like I have this covered now, thanks...

Looks like I have this covered now, thanks everyone!
07-08-21, 05:02 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

I run more Fizik Kurve Chameleon saddles than any...

I run more Fizik Kurve Chameleon saddles than any other but they are so hard to find now. I also like the Fabric Scoops, flat version. Thing with saddles is we are all different so it's hard to...
07-08-21, 07:58 AM
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Views: 347
Posted By jamesdak

I did! :thumb:

I did! :thumb:
07-08-21, 07:54 AM
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Posted By jamesdak

Yep, gotta get out early and pump those...

Yep, gotta get out early and pump those electrolytes. I had my only heat exhaustion event about 4 years ago and since then it's harder to tolerate the heat. I did 60 myself yesterday and the temps...
07-08-21, 06:45 AM
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Views: 512
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, I was watching videos of that before I made...

Yep, I was watching videos of that before I made the purchase. I'm more concerned on the Guv'nor than this one as I take the Guv'nor everywhere I do one of my road bikes. I live in a small mountain...
07-08-21, 06:22 AM
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Views: 347
Posted By jamesdak

Where did you source them. I was looking for...

Where did you source them. I was looking for these originally but couldn't find any? Thanks!
07-07-21, 08:12 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

LOL, why? Front's simple to remove to fix and...

LOL, why? Front's simple to remove to fix and the rear only seems complicated.

Of course that said, this is just the utility bike for me these days. Never more than around 3 miles from the...
07-07-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 347
Posted By jamesdak

LOL, you're making assumptions. It's a classified...

LOL, you're making assumptions. It's a classified WTB ad not a let's discuss handlebar post. ;)
07-07-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 347
Posted By jamesdak

No, alloy. Only spec I could find on Soma's had...

No, alloy. Only spec I could find on Soma's had them over 300 grams. There are lots of vintage alloy bars more in the 220-240 gram range. So there's about 2 ozs. It's all silly but hey sometimes...
07-07-21, 02:35 PM
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Views: 347
Posted By jamesdak

This is a quill stem setup and using a threaded...

This is a quill stem setup and using a threaded to threadless adapter always seems to add weight over a pure quill stem/26.0 handlebar.
07-07-21, 02:33 PM
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Views: 347
Posted By jamesdak

LOL, no that are one of my favorite go to...

LOL, no that are one of my favorite go to handlebars normally. In fact I just ordered a new to put on the Evans bike as I can't stand the profile of the ones that came with that. I'm just trying to...
07-07-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 347
Posted By jamesdak

Found - very light 26.0 x 42 handlebars.

Ok, the Klein Quantum II has triggered the weight weenie in me. It's just 3 ozs over 18 lbs and I want it under for no real reason than because. So the handlebars on it suck to me anyway so I'm...
07-06-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,944
Posted By jamesdak

More detailed write-up on the Azor posted in the...

More detailed write-up on the Azor posted in the General forum:

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion-7/dutch-azor-bike-order-bike-review-1234107/#post22129408
Forum: Commuting
07-06-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 59,523
Posted By jamesdak

Full write-up on the Azor here: ...

Full write-up on the Azor here:

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion-7/dutch-azor-bike-order-bike-review-1234107/#post22129408
07-06-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 189,705
Posted By jamesdak

Two rides to start the week. 52 miles on the...

Two rides to start the week. 52 miles on the Opus III testing out the new (old, 1981 tubulars) wheel/tire setup and then back out in the evening for a leisurely 11 miles on the Azor.
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