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02-28-23, 12:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,010
Posted By bykemike

I ride off/on road, lots of miles a year and...

I ride off/on road, lots of miles a year and never use anything but flat pedals and stiffer soled sneakers. I ride a highish end BMC Roadmachine, Sram Red eTap with Enve wheels and what some of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,842
Posted By bykemike

I am just getting my first power meter...

I am just getting my first power meter experience, the powermeter came with the new to me BMC Roadmachine SLR 01 I received two weeks ago and showed up on my 530 as I was dialing that into the Red...
12-24-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,518
Posted By bykemike

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/3_ss_in_shop_7a053fb594e86f1ab7335e3ba7677a89193b58e7.jpg


My Capo, Cinelli Vigorelli and Wabi (that now belongs to one of us but...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 5,038
Posted By bykemike

Ok, how about 1 x 1 climbing? Does that count? I...

Ok, how about 1 x 1 climbing? Does that count? I am always the last to the top and the last to the bottom but I am usually the only one at least.

For you WNC riders: Highest area, and then just...
11-14-22, 03:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,486
Posted By bykemike

Thanks so much for the factory info Mr Pin! I'm...

Thanks so much for the factory info Mr Pin! I'm going to finish up the whole clean and lube process, put on a set of Gatorskins and start using it. I am undecided about removing and replacing the...
11-13-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,486
Posted By bykemike

a couple more: I was hoping for a more...

a couple more: I was hoping for a more identifiable tubing decal, it's what I got though, seat tube is easy to pull but I'm fairly sure it isn't the SLX tubing. If anyone can tell me what I have that...
11-03-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 14,182
Posted By bykemike

A friend of mine just had an ebike experience, ...

A friend of mine just had an ebike experience,

This is an older, strictly old school rider that had been saving the time and money to do a few organized tours with a well known company in the US...
07-27-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 280,015
Posted By bykemike

Started riding singles about 5 years ago, 73 now...

Started riding singles about 5 years ago, 73 now and 80% of my riding is on one of my singles.
...
06-17-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,124
Posted By bykemike

Maybe he's still pedaling back to his car...

Maybe he's still pedaling back to his car...
03-10-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,132
Posted By bykemike

To 79pmooney: that great photo you posted has...

To 79pmooney: that great photo you posted has been my screen saver for a year, inspirational!

I tried my first single speed a couple of years ago, bought my first one a few days after trying...
02-21-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,227
Posted By bykemike

I'm not so sure the words Schwinn and lightweight...

I'm not so sure the words Schwinn and lightweight work that well together. There is a world of track bike frames for sale, it takes a while to figure out which way you want to go. Lightest bikes in...
01-18-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,502
Posted By bykemike

Gearing is the whole thing for me, I have 3 SS...

Gearing is the whole thing for me, I have 3 SS bikes and a collection of White Ind freewheels (always looking for good deals on them) a collection of chainrings for my 144 cranks and my 130 cranks...
01-17-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,172
Posted By bykemike

I was going to see if the "ghost ring" even works...

I was going to see if the "ghost ring" even works but I don't have enough room on any of single speeds to run that...too bad!
01-16-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,172
Posted By bykemike

The floating chainring really interests me, I'm...

The floating chainring really interests me, I'm trying that out tomorrow, just on the stand to start with!
01-10-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 61,204
Posted By bykemike

Just getting around to posting this picture, This...

Just getting around to posting this picture, This was 2 1/2 months ago, I managed to get a two week window from work and hit some nice weather and spent my days biking sections of the Blue Ridge.
...
10-22-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,710
Posted By bykemike

It has been a single speed year for me as well,...

It has been a single speed year for me as well, it started as just wanting one for the occasional trail ride and went from there. I am using 38/23 gearing on this section of the parkway. I bring that...
09-24-21, 01:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,701
Posted By bykemike

When I thought I might like to have a SS in the...

When I thought I might like to have a SS in the mix I picked up a clapped out Langster that was in need of a chain and tires and had a great few months riding it and was hooked real deep. I ride...
09-19-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,885
Posted By bykemike

Keep in mind you have ,by definition, the whole...

Keep in mind you have ,by definition, the whole day, you do not have to grind it all out.
My last century came in at 6 hrs plus moving time but I was out for just over 8 hours,
I was crashing big...
09-17-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 94,673
Posted By bykemike

My just finished 2010 Cinelli Vigorelle, nice...

My just finished 2010 Cinelli Vigorelle, nice touches on this frame, I like the smile. Feels great on the road, first ride was 42 miles, so far so good!
...
09-16-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4,933
Views: 724,519
Posted By bykemike

I use my single speed bikes to ride the Blue...

I use my single speed bikes to ride the Blue Ridge Parkway, lots of hills, not much over 7% though, just many miles from bottom to top.

I was using this with a front of 38T (130 BCD crank) real...
09-11-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,403
Posted By bykemike

Rear brakes on a track frame, done!

I picked up a sweet 56cm Cinelli Vigorelli a couple of days ago and am setting it up as a single speed road bike. At many turns , when I was inquiring about adding a rear brake, I was met
with...
09-07-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 61,204
Posted By bykemike

In the Florida heat yet one more day, still a...

In the Florida heat yet one more day, still a very nice 30 mile ride over to Ravine Gardens. Thought I may catch a quick swim;
...
08-20-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 973
Posted By bykemike

I was riding the Gainesville to Hawthorne trail...

I was riding the Gainesville to Hawthorne trail in north Fl, heading to Gainesville (a hipster city) and saw one (one) other SS bike in 30 semi urban miles..where is everyone? I know its hot but come...
08-16-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 61,204
Posted By bykemike

Out to the Ravine Gardens again this Sunday, left...

Out to the Ravine Gardens again this Sunday, left early to avoid the heat so I was pleased to see this independent coffee truck, great place and right near the return trail!

Ravine Gardens has a...
07-28-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,620
Posted By bykemike

Just back from fantastic 10 days on the Blue...

Just back from fantastic 10 days on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
I took my Trek Domane and my Capo single speed geared to 42/23.
I didn't have hope for doing much with the single speed. My favorite...
07-28-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,521
Posted By bykemike

Nice seatpost to Jeff, what brand? Is it a...

Nice seatpost to Jeff, what brand? Is it a vintage piece?

I like that style of handle bars with the flatish "hover" section. I spend a lot of riding time with my hands in just that spot.
07-12-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 61,204
Posted By bykemike

I'm looking myself for a red/white 54 ...but then...

I'm looking myself for a red/white 54 ...but then again I'm always looking for something else just because.
07-08-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,620
Posted By bykemike

We are on the same quest I believe, I'm a bit...

We are on the same quest I believe, I'm a bit ahead of you maybe, but not fixed gear, single speed only for this guy.

I recently bought a 2009 Cannondale Capo, and have it outfitted with fairly...
07-08-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,128
Posted By bykemike

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1128x1504/wabi_on_the_palatka_bridge_8947d2820891538eab9aa4472ab246298da49abe.jpg

At the top of the Palatka Bridge, 65' high over the St Johns...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 01:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,648
Posted By bykemike

The more I ride the less the saddle seems to...

The more I ride the less the saddle seems to matter, or riding shorts either actually..

As time and miles have gone by over the years I guess you just get used to it.

In the beginning I set out...
06-13-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,744
Posted By bykemike

I love my Wabi sub 15's, I'm running them on my...

I love my Wabi sub 15's, I'm running them on my Capo right now 'cause that's my lightest bike and I'm just going that way with the Capo.

The sub 15's have a lot of miles on them and had a couple...
06-07-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,757
Posted By bykemike

Like some of us on these forums..I'm coming off a...

Like some of us on these forums..I'm coming off a relatively expensive pastime ( Ducati and BMW motorcycling addiction) so good bicycle parts look pretty affordable to me at this point,
, that may...
06-07-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 61,204
Posted By bykemike

Getting out at dawn, I had a great North Fl ride...

Getting out at dawn, I had a great North Fl ride yesterday. I rode the St Johns county trail from Vermont Heights to the East Palatka side of the 65' ft fixed bridge. Did a repeat climb and then...
06-01-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 94,673
Posted By bykemike

Getting my 2009 Cannondale Capo dialed in and out...

Getting my 2009 Cannondale Capo dialed in and out test riding this past week.

This is it sitting at the top of the local 65' bridge on the way back to my car after a 40 mile ride. I am running...
05-20-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,872
Posted By bykemike

Mid build update pictures: ...

Mid build update pictures:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/dsc_2111_40fba797018089ffc4a0d0a32bf25477c3c182a0.jpg...
05-10-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,056
Posted By bykemike

It's a Wabi lightning.

It's a Wabi lightning.
05-10-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,056
Posted By bykemike

BTW, anyone watching the State Bicycles video...

BTW, anyone watching the State Bicycles video series on youtube "Riding Fixed up mountains with Pros"

Reminds me of the Rapha videos but, currently anyway, I'm hooked.
05-10-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,872
Posted By bykemike

My Capo arrived today, about noon. In two hours...

My Capo arrived today, about noon. In two hours I stripped everything off it, cleaned the frame put on the new wheelset and set of Sram Red brakes. Ordering up a new seat post, seat, fork, already...
05-10-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,056
Posted By bykemike

I've made the decision to ride single speed all...

I've made the decision to ride single speed all the time I am in Florida. This has been about 5 months now and so far, so good. I had a bit of a break through this past weekend when I tried my first...
04-30-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,872
Posted By bykemike

New single speed

I just bought a 2009 Cannondale Capo, deal was ok, I like the looks of the bike. I passed on the set of stock wheels that were to come with it.
Anyone have any experience with them? I'm hoping to...
03-19-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,010
Posted By bykemike

I agree with your take on the current situation,...

I agree with your take on the current situation, here in North Florida traffic is scary, many of my bicycling friends, long time road riders most of them, are opting for the rails to trails bike...
03-13-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 94,673
Posted By bykemike

First ride on my Taylor track frame, set up 48/16...

First ride on my Taylor track frame, set up 48/16 with a White freewheel. Built it up with conventional components to see what this frame is like to ride before I go and sink $$ in wheels and other...
03-02-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 94,673
Posted By bykemike

Pictures of the rear dropouts as promised. ...

Pictures of the rear dropouts as promised. Nothing special but certainly nice enough.
The Trek shop owner came by today, (a short walk) and we put a Jagwire cable through the top tube run, expected...
03-01-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 94,673
Posted By bykemike

This was that one. I communicated with the seller...

This was that one. I communicated with the seller a few times, it wasn't exactly flying out the door so I wanted some more details about the builder but couldn't get any info. I did locate some of...
03-01-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 94,673
Posted By bykemike

I just picked up a new frame I am going to build...

I just picked up a new frame I am going to build up over the next few days.

Some of you will know who this builder (Paul Taylor) is (was) there are many posts about him from maybe 2010 or so. He...
02-28-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,350
Posted By bykemike

Because of my MTB interest I have acquired the...

Because of my MTB interest I have acquired the backpack habit. Nice Osprey pack with a couple of tubes, co2, basic tools, a bladder, etc. It works for me to put in the basics for single speed rides,...
02-26-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 17,380
Posted By bykemike

Riding out from your car you are feeling good and...

Riding out from your car you are feeling good and moving along at 16 mph with little effort, all that training is starting to pay off, plus those new lighter tires, so I'll put on an extra 5 miles...
02-21-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 61,204
Posted By bykemike

Yesterday afternoon, at the wrap up of a stellar...

Yesterday afternoon, at the wrap up of a stellar 45 mile ride on the local rails to trails. Weather is perfect, breezy, cool, clear.

I'm about to go to a titanium bottom bracket, a new stem and...
02-14-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 94,673
Posted By bykemike

A friend of mine owns the local Trek dealership a...

A friend of mine owns the local Trek dealership a block or so from my shop and when he wants a break he comes by to visit usually riding a bike, he shows up on this the other day, he owns it, I...
02-10-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,289
Posted By bykemike

I'm picking up a bunch of parts tomorrow AM from...

I'm picking up a bunch of parts tomorrow AM from a guy that is getting rid of his White Industries goodies, Thompson stems and seat posts, a couple of cranks with chainrings, some bars and seats, all...
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