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Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,286
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I sure can tell the difference between "training"...

I sure can tell the difference between "training" and full on race tires. I get maybe 400 miles out of a top shelf race tire, but boy, the ride is sweet.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,464
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,464
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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Ended up going full NOS Super Record 11 speed. I prefer the look to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20,270
Views: 4,567,197
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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The whole thing. 14 month wait on the frameset from Colnago. NOS Super...
10-29-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I would call periodically for updates, and was...

I would call periodically for updates, and was very polite. I didn't want Colnago to rush anything. After 9 months or so after apologies for the wait, they asked if I wanted my money back, and I said...
10-29-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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And the cork to insert into my steerer. Italian..................of...
10-29-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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10-29-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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10-29-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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10-29-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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10-29-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By Erzulis Boat

New "Vintage" Colnago

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After a 14 month wait, my 56cm Colnago Master has arrived from Italy! Too...
Forum: BMX
10-01-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By Erzulis Boat

New 24" BMX bike

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New BMX.
S&M ATF 24" frame.
Snafu forks
Odyssey headset
Shadow...
Forum: BMX
09-24-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,942
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Are you aware that Tod has one?

Are you aware that Tod has one?
Forum: BMX
09-24-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,942
Posted By Erzulis Boat

If anybody deserves to have a TDS, it's got to be...

If anybody deserves to have a TDS, it's got to be Tod.
Forum: BMX
09-24-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,942
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Tod has one.

Tod has one.
09-22-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Too funny on how he spelled Lompoc, California. ...

Too funny on how he spelled Lompoc, California.


People that pronounce it wrong say "lom-pock" and those in the know say "lom-poke", or the "poke" for short.
09-21-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By Erzulis Boat

The theory was rollout relevant to one revolution...

The theory was rollout relevant to one revolution of the crankset. The thought was that a larger combination (front/rear) of identical gear inches was actually different in practice because the...
09-20-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By Erzulis Boat

If I can recall correctly, there was "California...

If I can recall correctly, there was "California Gearing" in the BMX world of yesteryear (early 80's?)-

The idea was that if you ran simultaneous "bigger" gearing it was faster (greater rollout)...
09-20-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,811
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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Faggin Aero. Has the squished DT/ST and aero profile forks and seat...
09-20-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 22,162
Posted By Erzulis Boat

My brother and I went to the lighthouse and back...

My brother and I went to the lighthouse and back to warm up, then went up Santa Rosa in reverse from last Eroica. Saw a few vintage bikes here and there. It was fun for sure.
Forum: BMX
09-18-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Cool aluminum framed bike. What does the top tube...

Cool aluminum framed bike. What does the top tube (TT) measure?
Forum: BMX
09-16-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Thanks. It's the River Bend Bike Park in Lompoc,...

Thanks. It's the River Bend Bike Park in Lompoc, California. My GF's house faces the park.

It's always just about empty all day every day, so the times that I go (on my MTB), I am usually alone.
Forum: BMX
09-16-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Erzulis Boat

So far I have an S&M ATF frame and forks for a...

So far I have an S&M ATF frame and forks for a 24" build. I know it's a freestyle frame and not a race frame, but it's a start.

I am looking at the Profile 19mm spline drive setup with 175 arms,...
Forum: BMX
09-16-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Track gearing question

What are the gear ranges typically seen in the Cruiser (24") class on BMX tracks?

Example... 41-14/39-12 etc.

There is an awesome track about 500 feet from my GF's house, and I should be riding...
09-15-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Original and pretty rare Dura-Ace medium cage. I...

Original and pretty rare Dura-Ace medium cage. I am running a semi-compact Sugino crank setup.
09-14-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,390
Posted By Erzulis Boat

:lol: Threaded unit. That I made sure of!

:lol:
Threaded unit. That I made sure of!
09-14-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By Erzulis Boat

It has a little help (dead feel) with the very...

It has a little help (dead feel) with the very stiff wheelset, but it's not a bad "dead", rather smooth but without any liveliness. It feels like my track bike in that regard.
09-14-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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Too late! looks like this now.
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09-14-21, 11:17 AM
09-14-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 895
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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Mettalic berry candy.
09-14-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,390
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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Stupid fast and light XC racer. It took me over a month to get used to...
09-14-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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I have the non "budget" iteration of the frameset (also in SLX) and...
09-09-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 621
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I have a SOMEC with nearly identical geometry. It...

I have a SOMEC with nearly identical geometry. It has a lot of toe overlap. This was just "tight" geometry from a certain era.

Note how tall the headtube is for a 56.5 cm frame. Super short top...
09-09-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,063
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Yep. The front fender should not be parallel to...

Yep. The front fender should not be parallel to the down tube (throughout the curve). The OP's bike definitely appears to be bent.
09-09-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,063
Posted By Erzulis Boat

From the pic, it does look bent. No big deal if...

From the pic, it does look bent. No big deal if it is, as it's an easy fix typically.
09-09-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,000
Posted By Erzulis Boat

This is a common problem. Although it may...

This is a common problem.

Although it may appear that you have enough threads in the BB (on the frame) to install the "modern" component, you don't.

1- The BB threads (in the shell) of many...
09-08-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 22,162
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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09-04-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,062
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Don't know about the gloves, but I like the...

Don't know about the gloves, but I like the "Lunar Pilot".
09-04-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I have some stories.......... I did it for a...

I have some stories..........

I did it for a few years. I would deliver "The Santa Barbara News Press" on a black Diamondback BMX bike rain or shine.
09-03-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,326
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I'll take the white Peugeot if it's for sale- ...

I'll take the white Peugeot if it's for sale-
For the asking price-

PM sent
09-03-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By Erzulis Boat

My brother cracked a frame like that after the...

My brother cracked a frame like that after the old "roofrack-garage" thingy.
09-02-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,039
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I use "Super Lube" grease. Not only do I have...

I use "Super Lube" grease. Not only do I have access to as much as I want, it works great on just about anything.

I own a design/manufacturing facility, and I have to specify down to the last...
09-02-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I am in. My oldest brother and I have made it a...

I am in. My oldest brother and I have made it a tradition of sorts.

This years "Ghost Ride 2021" we are going to be riding a Faggin and an Olmo. Next year, who knows? We ride something different...
09-02-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By Erzulis Boat

My girlfriend's father (now 96) would ride his...

My girlfriend's father (now 96) would ride his trusty Peugeot daily until his SECOND stroke at 82 years of age.

Sadly, all that is left of the bike are his toeclip straps, and a clamp on water...
09-01-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 22,162
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I'm going friction shifting Faggin with SPD's....

I'm going friction shifting Faggin with SPD's. Enjoyable on both accounts.
09-01-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Narrow chain 6 speed

I have a 6 speed friction setup that has a 10spd Veloce (medium cage) rear derailleur. Can I get away with a narrower chain to better suit the rear derailleur cage spacing/pulley setup? Ok to run a...
09-01-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 22,162
Posted By Erzulis Boat

The Informers would have to be Informed, and in...

The Informers would have to be Informed, and in that lies the rub.

My Colnago Master frameset has been "at paint" for 4 months now.
09-01-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 22,162
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I was prepared to go full Jan Ullrich in the...

I was prepared to go full Jan Ullrich in the offseason starting the day after the ride, and have sausage and beer stockpiled ...................thanks for nothing!

It's all good. Looking forward...
09-01-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 22,162
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Just talked to my brother. We are just going to...

Just talked to my brother. We are just going to "sleep in" until 5:30-6ish, grab a quick hot breakfast and then head back to the hotel room and grab the bikes.

We are going to run our SPD pedals...
09-01-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 22,162
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I still have my hotel booked. I am going to ride...

I still have my hotel booked. I am going to ride maybe 80 miles or so.
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