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05-03-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,162
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Cinelli 1R all the way.

Cinelli 1R all the way.
03-18-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,441
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I think this answer has already been given, but...

I think this answer has already been given, but my guesses are 1) more stealthy shifting, and 2) more stability while shifting. I have barends on two of my bikes. One is a commuter/tourer often...
03-05-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,297
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I'm a huge fan of Crank Bros. eggbeaters. I have...

I'm a huge fan of Crank Bros. eggbeaters. I have those pedals on three of my bikes (an old MTB, an old roadie, and an old touring/commuter) and those cleats on two pairs of my cycling shoes (cycling...
11-05-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 17,479
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Dude, it's not about right or wrong. It's a...

Dude, it's not about right or wrong. It's a preference. I actually defended you about a week ago when I thought many seemed to be misinterpreting your original post, which I thought was lamenting the...
11-02-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,320
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Didn't you at least ask why? I love my LBS. I...

Didn't you at least ask why? I love my LBS. I have 5 bikes and do 99% of the repair/maintenance myself (a huge part of the joy of cycling for me), but I totally trust my LBS to do the stuff I can't...
10-27-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 17,479
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Yeah, I agree. But it's not because 1x has...

Yeah, I agree. But it's not because 1x has technical superiority. It's because triples are seen as wimpy just like 650C wheels are seen as wimpy, so it's all about perception.
10-27-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 17,479
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Couldn't get multiquote to work but I agree with...

Couldn't get multiquote to work but I agree with gringomojado that it is about cycling "fads" and fashion.
10-27-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 17,479
Posted By Gonzo Bob

There's probably more profit in 1x gearing :)

There's probably more profit in 1x gearing :)
10-24-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,348
Posted By Gonzo Bob

So what is that, a 12-23 7-speed? And you want...

So what is that, a 12-23 7-speed? And you want 13-21 7-speed? You might be able to find the needed Uniglide cassette cogs to make a 13-21 at loosescrews.com. Just make sure the 13 threaded is NOT...
10-23-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4,419
Views: 694,929
Posted By Gonzo Bob

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Do you think my saddle is too high? The black one ... on the stick :)
10-22-21, 02:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,079
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Reminds me of that classic Mitch Hedberg...

Reminds me of that classic Mitch Hedberg observation that "every picture of you is when you were younger." RIP, Mitch.
10-22-21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 20,476
Posted By Gonzo Bob

And the thread diverges... My gearing...

And the thread diverges...

My gearing preferences for my home terrain (flat to gently rolling with some short, steep every now and then) and my riding style:

Roadie (700x23): 53x42 with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,995
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I've also noticed the narrow range with my Tifosi...

I've also noticed the narrow range with my Tifosi polarized fototecs. Excellent for sunny or cloudy bright conditions on the road, but they don't lighten up enough for riding through dark woods or...
10-13-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By Gonzo Bob

[QUOTE=Maelochs;22269100]Yeah, I never actually...

[QUOTE=Maelochs;22269100]Yeah, I never actually measured/QUOTE]
And how big was that fish you didn't quite land?
Just givin' ya' ****, dude. Have seen your responses on other threads and love your...
10-13-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By Gonzo Bob

D'oh! You're right! Not sure how I so...

D'oh! You're right! Not sure how I so misunderstood the dimension Maelochs used. Guess I didn't think about it critically enough. My 9sp road double is 12mm wide which is 0.47" which also rounds to...
10-11-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,473
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Some clubs are big enough to offer rides for a...

Some clubs are big enough to offer rides for a wide variety of cycling levels. My club (which I just joined this year) has rides categorized for 9-11mph, 11-13mph, 13-15mph, 15-17mph, and >17mph. ...
10-11-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,063
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Haven't hit a rut yet and just logged my highest...

Haven't hit a rut yet and just logged my highest volume week of 13.5 hours last week. One thing that's really helped me maintain enthusiasm is that I joined a recreational cycling club this year....
10-10-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4,419
Views: 694,929
Posted By Gonzo Bob

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Early morning ride along Shingle Creek (which widens out into a pond at...
10-08-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Gonzo Bob

My bike manufacturer/builder and year built is...

My bike manufacturer/builder and year built is unknown but my guess is it's from the early 1980's (bought as a NOS frameset in 1989)....
10-06-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4,419
Views: 694,929
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I was even on my orange and black bike! ...

I was even on my orange and black bike!
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10-05-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4,419
Views: 694,929
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I saw the image and said to myself, "I KNOW THAT...

I saw the image and said to myself, "I KNOW THAT BRIDGE!!!" :)
10-05-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 701
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Replacing the entire rear hub is one possibility...

Replacing the entire rear hub is one possibility but it seems like a lot of hassle to get a louder freehub. You may be able to replace just the freehub. What brand/model of hub is it? You would...
10-03-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Cool video. I had to do one of those repairs...

Cool video. I had to do one of those repairs road-side once. I was on a tour and dropped the chain and it got wrapped around the freewheel the wrong way and bent the derailer cage and hanger. This...
09-30-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I think it is the tubing you would use to make a...

I think it is the tubing you would use to make a telephone call in a Hollywood movie.
09-30-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,141
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I bet you put ketchup on your brat, too!

I bet you put ketchup on your brat, too!
09-30-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,141
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Damn, that sounds awesome. My club has a...

Damn, that sounds awesome. My club has a Halloween ride coming up. Can I borrow your superhero costume? If I win the costume contest, I will def give you credit. ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,096
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I agree on both points. But IMHO, tread patterns...

I agree on both points. But IMHO, tread patterns on MTB tires are relevant. MTB tires have a smaller contact patch with pavement which reduces traction compared to a slick tire. I've ridden in the...
09-27-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,842
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I swear I had shift levers exactly like that...

I swear I had shift levers exactly like that (except braze-on) on my Suntour Cyclone equiped Fuji. And I love this thread!
...
09-27-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,097
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I'm a huge fan of Crank Bros. Eggbeaters. I have...

I'm a huge fan of Crank Bros. Eggbeaters. I have them on 3 of my bikes. They are 4-sided (twice as good as 2-sided :)) and the cleats are 2-bolt design. The shoes I have (Sidi Rampas and Shimano...
09-22-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,829
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Oh, hell no. I even keep stuff that I don't think...

Oh, hell no. I even keep stuff that I don't think I ever will use but sometimes do. Case in point. A couple of weeks ago during a ride, I noticed my MTB headset (a 1" threaded - I know, a really,...
09-18-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Dura-Ace 6/7/8 speed rear derailers are...

Dura-Ace 6/7/8 speed rear derailers are compatible with Dura-Ace (but not non Dura-Ace) 6/7/8 speed shifters. Shimano made the Dura-Ace rear derailer cable pull compatible with all other Shimano...
09-18-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Go about 25 miles west to Clermont. Park on the...

Go about 25 miles west to Clermont. Park on the south side of Lake Minneola at Waterfront Park and ride parts of the Florida Challenge Triathlon or the Great Floridian Triathlon bike courses. Make...
09-18-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,464
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Congrats! You can now get one of these... ...

Congrats! You can now get one of these...
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09-18-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3,916
Views: 301,925
Posted By Gonzo Bob

20 miles today on a solo ride. Believe it or...

20 miles today on a solo ride. Believe it or not, I rode on a few streets I had never ridden before (and I have been in my house for 26 years!). I used Google maps biking option to find them.
09-18-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 58,956
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I ride my steel bikes because if I don't, they...

I ride my steel bikes because if I don't, they feel neglected and get mad at me! :) Of course, I can say the same thing about my aluminum bikes and my carbon fiber bike. And how dare you call them...
09-12-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 816,572
Posted By Gonzo Bob

My oldest purchase is the Vitus 979 I bought in...

My oldest purchase is the Vitus 979 I bought in 1986. Still my main ride.
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My next...
09-12-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,074
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Never been stranded but have been close a couple...

Never been stranded but have been close a couple of times.

In 1992, I was riding a solo camping tour along the Mississippi. About 50 miles into day 3 and more than 200 miles from home, I was...
09-11-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By Gonzo Bob

I don't think you did. I have the same hubs,...

I don't think you did. I have the same hubs, Dura-Ace 126mm OLD FW rear hub with 6-speed Uniglide FW, and they are model 7400. Shimano used 7400 as the number for the Dura-Ace 6, 7, and 8-speed...
09-11-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,443
Posted By Gonzo Bob

That's a weird place for your ignore list. :)

That's a weird place for your ignore list. :)
09-07-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Hey, I think I've kinda done all of those. In...

Hey, I think I've kinda done all of those. In 1989, I rode an organized camping tour with Bike America (later renamed to Cycle America, and no longer around), which was a cross country tour where you...
Forum: Triathlon
08-20-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,917
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Cool. I remember those from back in the day -...

Cool. I remember those from back in the day - late 1980's.
08-14-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,797
Posted By Gonzo Bob

"Give me a buck" for me, too, growing up in...

"Give me a buck" for me, too, growing up in Mankato, MN in the 60's and 70's.
08-13-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 42,433
Posted By Gonzo Bob

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Here are my two. Both shepherd mix. Victor is 10 years old and is a...
08-05-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,987
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Early Shimano SIS would be 6-speed. If your...

Early Shimano SIS would be 6-speed. If your 6-speed freewheel or cassette is in good shape, my recommendation is to rebuild your wheels using your existing hubs.
08-03-21, 12:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,578
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Awesome. I'm also 60 years old. I got into...

Awesome. I'm also 60 years old. I got into serious cycling when I was 23 and I rode a lot until I was about 34. My riding then was focused on triathlon competition. But after that, my riding was...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-04, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By Gonzo Bob

Trek OCLV bikes have very short head tubes...

Trek OCLV bikes have very short head tubes compared to other bikes. My 54cm has a 10cm head tube and I needed 3cm of spacers. I would bet that the 56cm has a 12cm head tube and the 58cm has a 14cm...
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