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09-16-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 940
Posted By himespau

I just hope it loosens up a bit the way regular...

I just hope it loosens up a bit the way regular GP5000s do. The last time I did one of those that had been on and off a few times, I was able to do it with my bare hands (different rim though).
09-16-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 782
Posted By himespau

I like to eat 2 bananas a day as my midmorning...

I like to eat 2 bananas a day as my midmorning snack to keep me going until lunchtime at work. Not on a ride though. I never learned to ride no handed.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 381
Posted By himespau

Is that a really small frame? Or is it just the...

Is that a really small frame? Or is it just the angle relative to the camera, because the bars look huge compared to the rest of the bike.
09-16-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,057
Posted By himespau

I like tracking my performance on strava...

I like tracking my performance on strava (especially as I am coming back from an injury due to being hit by a car). There are one or two segments that I made that I really like to push myself on. ...
09-15-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,043
Posted By himespau

It's been a while, but, if memory serves, in...

It's been a while, but, if memory serves, in order to get a grip shifter near the stem, the bars are actually in 2 pieces joined by the stem.
Forum: Foo
09-15-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 12,821
Posted By himespau

The wife and I just started watching Friday Night...

The wife and I just started watching Friday Night Lights. It's a bit teen soap opera-y for me, but my wife likes it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By himespau

Any signs of impact on the frame itself?

Any signs of impact on the frame itself?
09-15-21, 08:37 AM
09-15-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 940
Posted By himespau

I've switched to the Kapton 1 mil (2 layers) and...

I've switched to the Kapton 1 mil (2 layers) and I often still have to use my Koolstop bead jack (have one in the tool kit and one in each saddle bag) for certain tire/rim combinations. Especially...
09-15-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By himespau

Not official measurements, but I recently did: ...

Not official measurements, but I recently did:
Center of BB spindle to top of saddle
Used a level to get a straight line up from the center of the BB spindle and then did distance of that back to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,990
Posted By himespau

Whatever happened to that company started by an...

Whatever happened to that company started by an ex-Spesh engineer that Spesh tried to sue out of existence? Something about he'd made a design on his own time but they said it was too similar to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,990
Posted By himespau

fify

fify
09-14-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,445
Posted By himespau

I would go with the Voyageur, but only because I...

I would go with the Voyageur, but only because I have an '88 Voyageur that's going to be my next build (I have a go-fast road bike from the '80's set up with 10 speed Campagnolo now, but I don't have...
09-14-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,981
Posted By himespau

To some extent that replacement part...

To some extent that replacement part interchangeability is true. On the other hand, Record and Chorus shifters and rear derailleurs often have/had bearings where Athena, Centaur, Veloce, Mirage,...
09-13-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,981
Posted By himespau

As we went through quite extensively above, I was...

As we went through quite extensively above, I was thinking pretty much exclusively about cassettes because those are what I change most often and had heard anecdotes from a number of people who had...
Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11,855
Views: 2,497,181
Posted By himespau

My new favorite spice that I add to many things...

My new favorite spice that I add to many things (probably too many) is smoked sweet Spanish paprika. Adds a smoky, earthy undertone to just about anything. So good. And yes, it goes into most...
Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11,855
Views: 2,497,181
Posted By himespau

My issue with avocadoes is the ones we get up...

My issue with avocadoes is the ones we get up here are always picked early and chemically ripened, so they're either rock hard or overdone and taste soapy more often than not. If you get a good one...
09-13-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,445
Posted By himespau

Instead of just being able to like posts, we need...

Instead of just being able to like posts, we need to be able to do this:
https://thumbs.gfycat.com/NaughtyFancyCuckoo-max-1mb.gif

Some amazing-looking bikes here.
09-13-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,445
Posted By himespau

The Gyes I have is a shameless rip-off of the...

The Gyes I have is a shameless rip-off of the Swallow. I think if I'd bought one without the cut-out (or paid for a real-deal Swallow), I would have liked it a lot. Bought it back when I was first...
09-13-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,445
Posted By himespau

Is that a Gyes Saddle? I have one of those with...

Is that a Gyes Saddle? I have one of those with the cutout and I liked the shape (and the longer rails than a comparably shaped Brooks, but the edges of the cutout rubbed me the wrong way.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,990
Posted By himespau

What sucks for the customers is, not matter...

What sucks for the customers is, not matter whether they decide to get another brand or go to another Specialized dealer is that they may have been near the front of the line (or not) depending on...
09-13-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 643
Posted By himespau

I was wondering there was something like that...

I was wondering there was something like that that it could be. Did the holder use one or 2 bosses? Was it proud enough to get over this number holder - I'm pretty sure it's brazed on, not screwed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 411
Posted By himespau

Great to hear their customer service is good. I...

Great to hear their customer service is good. I plan on ordering a set or two of rims from them and want the Campagnolo-style brake pads that they say they have but don't have an easy way to mark...
09-13-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 643
Posted By himespau

Just need to find a way to attach a downtube...

Just need to find a way to attach a downtube shifter there. T'hat'd work great and confuse everyone pre-ride as much as I'm confused by it now.
09-13-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 643
Posted By himespau

Bread as a low tech silica gel pod. I love it. ...

Bread as a low tech silica gel pod. I love it. Don't need to be as worried if the cats find/eat it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 411
Posted By himespau

Cool. How long did it take you to get them?

Cool. How long did it take you to get them?
09-12-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By himespau

Hope you recover quickly.

Hope you recover quickly.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,990
Posted By himespau

The Specialized store near me has a fair few...

The Specialized store near me has a fair few bikes, but none are road or gravel.
09-12-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 643
Posted By himespau

Honestly, since this is one of the years where...

Honestly, since this is one of the years where both entrances to the internal routing for the rear brake are on the top of the top tube, if you'd told me that it was a drainage hole that they put a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,990
Posted By himespau

In 2014 (or some other year) when there was a...

In 2014 (or some other year) when there was a surplus of bikes, they may have done that. In a year of shortages when there aren't enough to go around, why give profit/commissions to someone who is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,990
Posted By himespau

Mike's new owners probably look at it as a chance...

Mike's new owners probably look at it as a chance to try to convert some of those sales to their bikes. Specialized probably look at it as a chance to move 400 other people/shops further up in the...
09-12-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 643
Posted By himespau

Fancy drillium

Fancy drillium
09-12-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 643
Posted By himespau

To be fair, the FD braze on is very low (I went...

To be fair, the FD braze on is very low (I went through 4-5 FDs before finding one that would clear a 53T chainring and, and even that one would only do it if it was rotated so far it wouldn't work. ...
09-12-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 643
Posted By himespau

Good thought but the number hanger is a brazed on...

Good thought but the number hanger is a brazed on loop sticking out of the frame. The chrome dealie is threaded into it to sort of clamp the race number in place.

Ooh, I just figured it out. ...
09-12-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 643
Posted By himespau

Yeah, the only way I was thinking it would be...

Yeah, the only way I was thinking it would be would be the long L-shaped ones and would be mutually exclusive with having a race number on there. That was my only guess and I knew it wasn't a very...
09-12-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8,027
Views: 2,551,627
Posted By himespau

My most recent entry. Mostly done. As an 1989...

My most recent entry. Mostly done. As an 1989 (?) with 10 speed Ergos, it doesn't quite fit the rules, but I liked this thread before it got moved here....
09-12-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 643
Posted By himespau

What is this mystery threaded hole for?

Thanks to all your help on a number of threads trying deal with the idiosyncrasies of this bike (best estimate is 1989 Colnago Super Piu), I finally got my bike built though I still have to fix the...
09-12-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,445
Posted By himespau

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

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/p1200903_71038bd00344cbf20aa3ee00a23cb4c3f94a8e6e.jpg
Photo was taken after maiden shake-down ride and the seatpost (and apparently...
09-10-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,050
Posted By himespau

Sidewalks are where I struggle. When my kids are...

Sidewalks are where I struggle. When my kids are with me, I try to get them to ride with me in the street because it's safer. When my wife rides with the kids, she tries to get them to all ride...
09-10-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By himespau

I generally start 45 minutes or more before the...

I generally start 45 minutes or more before the race so that I can get all booted up, load zwift, get dressed, go back and get the water bottles I forgot to bring into the basement, join the event...
09-10-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By himespau

Oh you mean how it turns into a black box if...

Oh you mean how it turns into a black box if you're more than a third of the way up Box Hill? I hate that. It's been years at this point, so obviously a low priority.
09-10-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 624
Posted By himespau

It looks like this or a bit worse: ...

It looks like this or a bit worse:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/338x208/ut_fd020_no_16e0129ec98c1718d3a5e8384493b312623eae37.png
but there just isn't the freedom of motion...
09-10-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 170,735
Posted By himespau

You need to have 10 posts to be able to attach...

You need to have 10 posts to be able to attach photos as a means to keep spammers out. IF you upload pictures to your gallery here, others might be able to find it and post them for you.
09-09-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 624
Posted By himespau

Whelp, I solve one problem but create another. I...

Whelp, I solve one problem but create another. I ordered a microshift 9-speed triple front derailleur for a 52-42-30 crankset and the bolt (sorry, not sure what I was thinking when I was saying...
09-09-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,043
Posted By himespau

I think my next set of rims will be from Light...

I think my next set of rims will be from Light Bicycles. Seem to here good things about them.
09-09-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,221
Posted By himespau

I've wondered that as well and probably unfairly...

I've wondered that as well and probably unfairly stayed away from the brand entirely as a result.
09-09-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 624
Posted By himespau

Wow, I had no idea that something like that...

Wow, I had no idea that something like that existed. I wonder if it might work.
09-09-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,043
Posted By himespau

I'd imagine that the problem is, if they're not...

I'd imagine that the problem is, if they're not branded, knowing which is which.
09-09-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,043
Posted By himespau

Are people no longer doing that? I thought it...

Are people no longer doing that? I thought it was still a thing.
09-09-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 624
Posted By himespau

Oh wow, I guess I never looked closely at it from...

Oh wow, I guess I never looked closely at it from that angle. I'd thought it was a stud that was formed into the piece. Not sure how you could drill something lower there unless you could replace...
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