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Posted By himespau

You buying, selling, or holding?

You buying, selling, or holding?
09-28-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By himespau

Interesting bike.

Interesting bike.
09-27-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,330
Posted By himespau

For me, I can't really describe it, but some...

For me, I can't really describe it, but some bikes it feels like I'm riding "on" the bike, while other bikes it feels like I'm "in" the bike. I guess the closest analogy I can come up with is back...
09-27-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,330
Posted By himespau

Of all the 80's bikes I've ridden (not that...

Of all the 80's bikes I've ridden (not that many), the best riding one was my dearly departed Concorde Aquila, which was contract built out of one of those productions houses like the Billato Bros. ...
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Views: 433
Posted By himespau

Pretty bike, but definitely too small for you (or...

Pretty bike, but definitely too small for you (or in need of a longer seatpost) if you ride it like that. Make sure the seatpost is safe before riding further or you'll risk ruining all the value...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 902
Posted By himespau

I was very confused by the picture as well. Would...

I was very confused by the picture as well. Would a stick be strong enough to do that damage without hurting the spokes?
09-27-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,330
Posted By himespau

I wonder where Baylis would have ranked his own...

I wonder where Baylis would have ranked his own frames.
Replies: 19
Views: 304
Posted By himespau

What an odd transaction. I wouldn't trust...

What an odd transaction. I wouldn't trust someone to hold $500 for me, but then I also wouldn't accept $750 for a bike from a person who had just told me it was worth $1300.
09-24-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,303
Posted By himespau

Where is someone going to find tires for that? ...

Where is someone going to find tires for that? Super cool though.
09-24-22, 11:23 AM
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Posted By himespau

Better than doubletap for SRAM or a moving brake...

Better than doubletap for SRAM or a moving brake lever for shimano. Given that I don't have a problem reaching the thumb lever on my Campagnolo ergos, I don't see the need to switch, but, if I was...
09-23-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By himespau

I hope you were able to get it at a price that...

I hope you were able to get it at a price that makes you happy. I found a poorly pictured/not at all detailed ad for a Ti Merckx in my size and I didn't ask any questions because I didn't want...
09-23-22, 12:42 PM
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Posted By himespau

Honestly, I've heard it both ways with drops...

Honestly, I've heard it both ways with drops meaning what some people call the hooks to some but drops meaning the bottom of the curve for other people. When I first responded, I was calling it...
09-23-22, 10:10 AM
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Posted By himespau

I think that might be about bar rotation/lever...

I think that might be about bar rotation/lever location on the bar as much as thumb length (but then I have fairly long thumbs so the fact that I don't have problem shifting from the hooks). Oh...
Replies: 18
Views: 537
Posted By himespau

I'm not cheap, I just find most things marketed...

I'm not cheap, I just find most things marketed toward me to be overpriced.
09-23-22, 06:31 AM
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Views: 319
Posted By himespau

Looking forward to seeing the pictures.

Looking forward to seeing the pictures.
09-23-22, 05:45 AM
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Posted By himespau

If I was ever going to move away from Campagnolo,...

If I was ever going to move away from Campagnolo, I'd totally go to Microshift. The levers are super simple with 2 levers behind the brake lever. One to upshift the other to downshift. Dead...
09-22-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 652
Posted By himespau

Does one of them have fewer proprietary parts (or...

Does one of them have fewer proprietary parts (or is more upgradeable to modern components should you wish)?
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Views: 4,596
Posted By himespau

My Colnago is nice. It's not the greatest riding...

My Colnago is nice. It's not the greatest riding bike I've ridden (that would be my Concorde Aquila that got killed when I got hit last year - though I have hopes for my Merckx Ti EX once I get it...
09-20-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By himespau

Huh, that's a surprise.

Huh, that's a surprise.
09-20-22, 11:37 AM
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Views: 348
Posted By himespau

I do have to say, though that it's a French bike...

I do have to say, though that it's a French bike that I'd love to try. Don't have to worry about odd threading sizes or things like that (just the lack of the ability to replace anything that broke).
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Views: 237
Posted By himespau

I seem to remember reading that the ORIA TT 0.9...

I seem to remember reading that the ORIA TT 0.9 sticker means the tubing is 0.9 mm thick straight gauge, which might make it on the heavier side for a racing bike. Not that it'd ride poorly. Lack...
09-20-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By himespau

Padding yes. I use chamois cream indoors as well...

Padding yes. I use chamois cream indoors as well but rarely use it outdoors. The lack of changing of positions causes a lot more friction issues indoors.
Replies: 18
Views: 537
Posted By himespau

:twitchy:

:twitchy:
09-20-22, 10:16 AM
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Posted By himespau

We've all had those.

We've all had those.
09-20-22, 10:14 AM
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Views: 348
Posted By himespau

Definitely not a lightweight setup with that RD.

Definitely not a lightweight setup with that RD.
09-19-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,449
Posted By himespau

I have to admit to being intrigued by wireless...

I have to admit to being intrigued by wireless e-shifting. Not enough to spend that kind of money on it, but laziness in building things up makes me vaguely intrigued by the idea of not having to...
09-18-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,449
Posted By himespau

The concern about disk brakes is that they can't...

The concern about disk brakes is that they can't be mounted on older frames, not that there's something inherrently bad about them.


Electronic can be retrofit to older frames unlike disk brakes,...
09-17-22, 05:51 PM
09-17-22, 02:29 PM
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Views: 3,449
Posted By himespau

Resto-modding might become more difficult in the...

Resto-modding might become more difficult in the future as disk-only groupsets take over. I'm perfectly happy restomodding everything with 10-speed Campagnolo Triples, but eventually I'll no longer...
09-12-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,988
Posted By himespau

Grinding the notch off the cheap $5-8 binder...

Grinding the notch off the cheap $5-8 binder bolts from amazon or eBay (assuming they're the correct length) has worked well enough for me so far. Sure, they're not perfect or period correct and...
09-09-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 518
Posted By himespau

I think the main issue with the JetBlack Volt was...

I think the main issue with the JetBlack Volt was that the old outer casing (since redesigned) didn't work with all disc-brake frames. Seems there are a few teething issues with Zwift's proprietary...
09-09-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 930
Posted By himespau

It's weather-dependent to some extent as much as...

It's weather-dependent to some extent as much as temperature dependent.
09-08-22, 08:42 PM
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Views: 518
Posted By himespau

A trainer that you have that works and has a...

A trainer that you have that works and has a warranty (and an actual physical place you can return it) is better than a trainer that you might be able to get from the internet at a future point with...
09-08-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 518
Posted By himespau

All 11 speed cassettes from the big 3 had the...

All 11 speed cassettes from the big 3 had the same spacing. If you're using 10 speed (like me) or 12, that's not the case.

I've seen it several places for sub$400 recently. Just took this from the...
09-08-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,031
Posted By himespau

Honestly, I hate cleaning brushes from this, so I...

Honestly, I hate cleaning brushes from this, so I just use those super cheap foam brushes and just know that I'm going to use (and dispose of) at least one of them per coat. 3-5 coats is still...
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Views: 1,248
Posted By himespau

It is cool, but the paint does appear to have...

It is cool, but the paint does appear to have been laid on pretty thick.
09-08-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,031
Posted By himespau

I think you're going to spend more time masking...

I think you're going to spend more time masking than you'd save in brush vs spraying. On the other hand, you already have the spray.
09-08-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By himespau

It may be unloading the shipping container, it...

It may be unloading the shipping container, it may be pickup, it may even be customs clearance. I generally give it about 2 weeks from when I see it hit the US port from when I expect to see it...
09-08-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 518
Posted By himespau

I would be too. Looks like you can still get the...

I would be too. Looks like you can still get the Saris H3 for a bit under $400 with similar specs (but not the ease of integration into Zwift), but, other than that, it looks like a killer option if...
09-08-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By himespau

Yeah, I think the $1300 quoted above is more...

Yeah, I think the $1300 quoted above is more reasonable. Just like the depreciation a new car gets the second it's driven off the lot, I'd say roughly 2/3 purchase price is a reasonable estimate...
09-08-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 518
Posted By himespau

The 2.5% accuracy isn't great if you're racing...

The 2.5% accuracy isn't great if you're racing and Campagnolo riders like myself won't be supported, but I love the idea for Zwift. A simple direct drive smart trainer with incredibly easy setup...
09-03-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 756
Posted By himespau

Nice looking bike.

Nice looking bike.
Replies: 16
Views: 368
Posted By himespau

Even if you stay at $50-70 in parts, the only way...

Even if you stay at $50-70 in parts, the only way I see you getting anything more than your money back is if you use these bikes to teach new folks at the co-op how to clean/rebuild a bike. Do that,...
09-02-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 682
Posted By himespau

Have you checked all your welds for cracks? That...

Have you checked all your welds for cracks? That would lead to the frame getting out of true when there is weight on it but not when there isn't. Heck, sit on the saddle and have someone else check...
09-01-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 779
Posted By himespau

This dude named Juan Pelota once said, "it's not...

This dude named Juan Pelota once said, "it's not about the bike, it's about all the drugs", though I'm not sure he said the last part out loud.
09-01-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 682
Posted By himespau

I wouldn't be so sure about that. One side...

I wouldn't be so sure about that. One side slipping more than the other would lead to exactly what your early pictures show (also see the missing paint in the dropout).
08-31-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By himespau

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
08-31-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By himespau

Yeah, I kind of figured it wouldn't be a good...

Yeah, I kind of figured it wouldn't be a good idea (all the chains are already cleaned and waxed. I was just wanting to be lazy and store them all on a single nail rather than pounding a second nail...
Replies: 17
Views: 495
Posted By himespau

Nice bike

Nice bike
08-31-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By himespau

Can I use the same chain on multiple bikes?

I know this sounds a bit odd, but hear me out.

After I got hit last year (took me 5-6 months to recover and I'm not still 100% there), I have done almost all my riding indoors (like 7800 out of...
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