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02-16-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,304
Posted By hsuBM

If you search around on here, you’ll find far...

If you search around on here, you’ll find far more posts, and even whole threads, about how many Tange, Ishiwata, Tru Temper, and Reynolds tunes frames are nearly as or as good as most Columbus tubes...
02-16-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,596
Posted By hsuBM

I don’t see how that’s edgelording, but what ever...

I don’t see how that’s edgelording, but what ever tuna’s your sandwich.
02-16-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By hsuBM

Tl;dr to answer the q at the bottom of the OP:...

Tl;dr to answer the q at the bottom of the OP: yes- comfort.

I could see modern “supple” 42mm knobbies being marginally easier than 42mm supple slicks for navigating icy car ruts when it’s too...
02-16-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,270
Posted By hsuBM

That cracked me up. So glad they’re posting new...

That cracked me up. So glad they’re posting new skits on YT, I wouldn’t see them otherwise.


I hate/love this. It’s inspirational in a way.

“Get your **** together, man, you gotta get a real...
02-16-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By hsuBM

A really nice Peugeot

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/pml/bik/d/vancouver-older-vintage-road-bike/7268290512.html

I got a kick outta this. Figured I oughtta share.
Forum: Touring
02-16-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,782
Posted By hsuBM

Maybe instead of biking cross country, you can...

Maybe instead of biking cross country, you can buy a used Jeep Cherokee or Mazda Miata or something with a removable roof, fit it with a bike rack, and occasionally bike in certain areas?

So long...
02-16-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By hsuBM

I ride on snow and ice nearly every weekday from...

I ride on snow and ice nearly every weekday from late November till early April. Usually in the dark.

A few times a month I do the last 0.10 mile with a box of pizza on my handlebars.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,375
Posted By hsuBM

Oy, eez bri ish. That makes im moa uv an expet...

Oy, eez bri ish. That makes im moa uv an expet then yeu!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By hsuBM

Probably not. I was told by multiple LBSs a...

Probably not.

I was told by multiple LBSs a few years ago that they could not get wired systems. Any wired system that any shop has is old stock.
02-16-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,714
Posted By hsuBM

Wabi Thunder

Wabi Thunder
02-16-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,596
Posted By hsuBM

ha, the builder mixed up c-c & c-t. Built a 49cm...

ha, the builder mixed up c-c & c-t. Built a 49cm c-t st frame, but built To The Numbers Provided rather than exercising judgement as a Frame Builder.

Ya get what ya pay for.

Why didn’t you get...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,088
Posted By hsuBM

There are some people who race for fun with plain...

There are some people who race for fun with plain old box section wheels and regular butted spokes.

If you lace your Archetypes with Aerolites or CX Rays and use 23mm tires then you’ll definitely...
02-16-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,940
Posted By hsuBM

Does your current bike really need anything other...

Does your current bike really need anything other than new cables, grips, tires, and paint?

Powdercoat paint jobs are surprisingly cheap and super durable.

You could have a “new” bike for $300...
02-16-21, 05:00 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,304
Posted By hsuBM

per the OP: you don’t need 9 speed, 8...

per the OP:


you don’t need 9 speed, 8 speed, or even 7 speed for this. A regular 14-28 5 speed freewheel tugged at by a 52/42 pair of rings as found on 4/5 bikes with skinny tubes painted...
02-15-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,596
Posted By hsuBM

That’s a very well appointed single speed bike. ...

That’s a very well appointed single speed bike.

The seat end of the tt is lower than the steerer end of the tt by very nearly the diameter of the tt.

Roughly an inch. 25.4mm

More than a...
02-15-21, 02:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By hsuBM

Hi. If you’re fully restoring to showroom like...

Hi. If you’re fully restoring to showroom like condition, then I think you answered yourself.

But if you want both or at least one to be more comfortable yet still period-correct, rest assured,...
02-14-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By hsuBM

Only stats needed in the body of the ad: Size,...

Only stats needed in the body of the ad: Size, standover, any aftermarket parts it has, price.

pictures should be well lit, focused, and of the driveside whole bike with the chain on the large...
02-14-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,754
Posted By hsuBM

“male, grinder, 63 years old” who the heck...

“male, grinder, 63 years old” who the heck advised you that there’d be any benefit at all to spinning in a low gear thus forcing you to forcefully sit on something that really isn’t meant for that...
02-14-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,754
Posted By hsuBM

CarGuy there’s this thing folks say......

CarGuy

there’s this thing folks say... “tell the doctor that it hurts when you do ‘this’- the doctor says back ‘well, please, stop doing that.’”

seriously, talk to your doctor about these...
02-14-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,277
Posted By hsuBM

Froome listens to Primus and Bad Brains when he’s...

Froome listens to Primus and Bad Brains when he’s doing housework. I trust his judgement.
02-14-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,891
Posted By hsuBM

Some bike manufacturers are doing a good job of...

Some bike manufacturers are doing a good job of keeping rim brakes as an option just as car manufacturers are keeping manual transmissions available...

...kind of in-secret, you gotta look deep in...
02-14-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,596
Posted By hsuBM

what the heck do you want? There is no...

what the heck do you want?

There is no aesthetic solution. Triathlon 650c front wheel & tire? Bye bye geometry.

CK or PW $1,600 custom internal bottom headset with teensy tiny lil 0.0625”...
02-14-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,316
Posted By hsuBM

Definitely just buy a windmill, set it up without...

Definitely just buy a windmill, set it up without the tall post (or with it, it might look cool to be pedaling up over your neighbors houses) replace the blades with a chainring and hook your bike up...
02-14-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,596
Posted By hsuBM

You’re boned. You’re totally boned. Sell that...

You’re boned. You’re totally boned. Sell that garbage sloping top tube bike quick and get a Kilo WT. Chris King Headsets are garbage anyways. You won’t miss it for a minute. You’re welcome! Bye! Love...
02-14-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,754
Posted By hsuBM

Stop sitting so much. It’s a bike, not a...

Stop sitting so much. It’s a bike, not a barstool.

put your weight into the pedals.
02-14-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By hsuBM

It shouldn’t be terribly difficult to source a...

It shouldn’t be terribly difficult to source a Sun Rhyno XL rim.

Tire choice would be a determining factor. I think most of the non-Asian world is under the impression that 26” is the easiest to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,916
Posted By hsuBM

There’s a guy in my town with a ‘17 or ‘18 Kona...

There’s a guy in my town with a ‘17 or ‘18 Kona Roadhouse in a 56-58cm-ish size who’s built it to darned close to 17lbs with the stock fork, but carbon everything. Only the frame, bearings, and the...
02-14-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 867
Posted By hsuBM

I wish there were more comments about the Boyd...

I wish there were more comments about the Boyd Altamonts when they were still in stock before I had my latest wheelset built. They seem like cool rim if you can get them in either ceramic gray or...
02-13-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,304
Posted By hsuBM

Personally, I’d take that Lotus over the Masi. ...

Personally, I’d take that Lotus over the Masi.

I’d probably put $3K into new wheels, tires, drivetrain, handlebars, levers, saddle, racks, bags, fenders, and have myself a perfect bike that I...
02-13-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,697
Posted By hsuBM

weight in total is one thing and weight...

weight in total is one thing and weight distribution is another.

If you were going for a light as possible and best possible weight distributed build, you’d be looking at putting together a 4-7x2...
02-12-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,645
Posted By hsuBM

Came in hoping for some updated boot...

Came in hoping for some updated boot recommendations.

I’ll add to the pile on- neoprene covers are a royal pain to put on & remove and aren’t even as good in use, either thermally or as wet...
Forum: Touring
02-10-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,730
Posted By hsuBM

Bibs for my hour commute in the winter because...

Bibs for my hour commute in the winter because the pad provides some very beneficial thermal protection. Sometimes I just wear my felt-lined wind pants with some boxer briefs if the conditions are...
02-09-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,005
Posted By hsuBM

I’ve seen potential conflicts avoided by the...

I’ve seen potential conflicts avoided by the cyclist riding away whose cause would’ve been the absence of the old “slower traffic please keep to the right” signage.

we’ve got three groups that...
02-09-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 942
Posted By hsuBM

Razor scooter. 100% success with seven of my...

Razor scooter.

100% success with seven of my friends’ kids, and one 20 year old girl in my English class.

If they haven’t changed the design in the last decade, the bars should lower enough for...
02-08-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,304
Posted By hsuBM

the frame he’s already got almost definitely will...

the frame he’s already got almost definitely will fit 700x35c tires and absolutely will fit 40’s if he goes down to 650b...

While there’s hundreds of threads featuring bikes from the 70s and 60s...
02-08-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,089
Posted By hsuBM

^this however, I’ve got the VO’s coming to...

^this

however, I’ve got the VO’s coming to replace my aluminum PB’s which have lost three rivets on the rear in under 2k miles.

I pretty quickly (under 500 miles) broke three Longboard...
02-08-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By hsuBM

I’ve never heard of liv bikes, but I definitely...

I’ve never heard of liv bikes, but I definitely saw/see LIV in all of the SB visuals.

I was a bit confused why they were calling it 55 when the logo says 54, but then I figured foobaw fans DGAF...
02-08-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,242
Posted By hsuBM

Cool stuff! I expected to be an old gBike, but...

Cool stuff! I expected to be an old gBike, but it’s an actual small displacement motorcycle made with some Schwinn affiliation. Looks nice!

Wish I could help. The only shop around here that was...
Forum: Foo
02-08-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,001
Posted By hsuBM

I heard him mention it on Rogan in the midst of a...

I heard him mention it on Rogan in the midst of a rant about Cali red tape, but he’s neither an architect nor an engineer so the specifics would likely be difficult for him to articulate without...
02-08-21, 03:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,926
Posted By hsuBM

Looks like s/he hasn’t logged in since November....

Looks like s/he hasn’t logged in since November. We may not see them again till the spring.
02-08-21, 02:31 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,304
Posted By hsuBM

I don’t understand some people’s aversion to SS....

I don’t understand some people’s aversion to SS. The seem offended that someone wouldn’t shift down five cogs to attack a 2% grade and instead... y’know, just maybe stand up and pedal.


I do ~...
02-08-21, 02:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,404
Posted By hsuBM

Bigbus elk point office derogate amonita to the...

Bigbus elk point office derogate amonita to the highest shelf for.
02-07-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,404
Posted By hsuBM

You’ve already gotten used to clipping in on your...

You’ve already gotten used to clipping in on your roadies, it’ll be cake to do the same on an mtb.


The only reason for someone already adjusted to clipless to have flats is to be able to wear...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,100
Posted By hsuBM

Once a week go for a hundred slow miles with a...

Once a week go for a hundred slow miles with a backpack loaded with three gallons of water and a couple sandwiches and sit as little as possible- just walk on the pedals.
02-07-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,304
Posted By hsuBM

Your Raleigh is probably perfect as a frameset....

Your Raleigh is probably perfect as a frameset. Newer than ‘86 and you’re likely to get stuck with clearance for nothing bigger than 25mm tires. 32mm Gravel King slick tires are one of the greatest...
02-07-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,350
Posted By hsuBM

I wonder if it’s actually that color or if it’s...

I wonder if it’s actually that color or if it’s bad photography...
02-06-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By hsuBM

...for actually riding in the mud? No. ...

...for actually riding in the mud?

No.

enjoy the mud.

If you drive to the trails, have post-ride clothes packed to change into.
02-06-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By hsuBM

I guessed “New Republican Political Scandal”. I...

I guessed “New Republican Political Scandal”. I only got one word right. Cool bike!
02-06-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 813
Posted By hsuBM

Invest in good boots, mittens, and goggles. ...

Invest in good boots, mittens, and goggles.

I weigh 165-170, too heavy for 2.125” tires to float on top of even well hardpact snow. My winter riding is relegated to streets/roads with old road...
02-06-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,691
Posted By hsuBM

And that’s just too personal for a forum post. ...

And that’s just too personal for a forum post.

OP’s gonna have to go out and just buy one. Then another. A-B them. But a third, sell one. Sell another. But another. Sell either it or the last...
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