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04-22-24, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3,245
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Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I experienced my first tubular flat--- well...

I experienced my first tubular flat--- well actually a blow-out--- since deciding to run tubulars in 2015. I was rolling along at 15 mph on level ground--- and BANG! 90 PSI deflated in under a...
04-20-24, 06:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,358
Posted By Aubergine

MikeDeason , read what Jan Heine has to say about...

MikeDeason , read what Jan Heine has to say about modern bikes and suspension. https://www.renehersecycles.com/paris-roubaix-one-bike-for-everything/

As I've said before, really all you need are...
04-19-24, 11:00 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,358
Posted By MikeDeason

No Ebike thanks. I commute and recreational light...

No Ebike thanks. I commute and recreational light trail weekends for fitness. I sit in my azz all day at work.

this bike is going to motivate me to do more pumping, not less
04-18-24, 09:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 702
Posted By abdon

Sorry, no; my daughter is not getting a Miyata...

Sorry, no; my daughter is not getting a Miyata 1000 before I do. :twitchy:

How much would you want for it? Is it frame only?
04-18-24, 05:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 702
Posted By Robvolz

The co-op I help at has a specialized Sequoia...

The co-op I help at has a specialized Sequoia size 49 seat post

some would argue it’s one of the best designed all around touring frames ever. By Tim Neeman.

currently wearing Kirkland TourPaks...
04-18-24, 04:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By NVFlinch

SOLD ***** Cinelli/Centurion "Project CInelli" Frame/Fork

*** SOLD *** Here's a rarity - a CenturCinelli !

In the early '80s Centurion arranged with Cinelli to have a test frame produced, in hopes of coming out with a Cinelli made bike. The test frames...
04-18-24, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 660
Posted By BTinNYC

Cést fini...really this time

Peugeot UO-18 Mixte for my daughter. 2x9 with Ultegra STI shifters and FD, a 105 RD, and a FSA Gossamer 50/34 crankset. The French thread ROI BB holding a 30mm axle is pretty cool. 700c rims with...
04-18-24, 08:54 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,358
Posted By Aubergine

I detect a slight miscalculation there! 2.4...

I detect a slight miscalculation there! 2.4 inches is 61 mm. Still much wider than 38mm!
04-18-24, 08:35 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,358
Posted By badger1

As a couple others here have had the good grace...

As a couple others here have had the good grace (and sense) to point out, the bike you've ordered will serve you very well for your intended use(s), especially with the rigid fork and a smart choice...
04-18-24, 07:14 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,358
Posted By shelbyfv

Don't second guess yourself. The deal is done...

Don't second guess yourself. The deal is done and you'll have a nice bike. Kudos for actually making a decision.:thumb: There are goofs here who ask about dozens of bikes a year, can't get off the...
04-17-24, 08:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,358
Posted By NumbersGuy

You seem to be very all over the place with your...

You seem to be very all over the place with your new bike purchase. I think you really need to figure out what you want first rather than panning to buy Bike A, then Bike B, then ordering Bike C,...
04-16-24, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By unterhausen

I offer a service where you tell me the results...

I offer a service where you tell me the results you want from a geometry change, and I'll convince you that's what you'll get.
04-15-24, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By Choke

I'm in, so you all will have to put up with me...

I'm in, so you all will have to put up with me for another year. Bummer.

I hope that the knee gets better. If not, you can always drive up and volunteer.
04-15-24, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By etherhuffer

A fine stinky French frommage covered in...

A fine stinky French frommage covered in corrosion. A great place to convince your spouse to never tag along to a Cino ride again!
04-15-24, 02:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,094
Posted By john m flores

Most of my kit has one thing in common - on sale!

Most of my kit has one thing in common - on sale!
04-15-24, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By northbend

Ah yes. The Symes is like a fine stinky French...

Ah yes. The Symes is like a fine stinky French cheese...
04-15-24, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By northbend

Me n my boy are signed up! ...

Me n my boy are signed up!
https://live.staticflickr.com/8053/29541645202_99651baeb0_b.jpg
04-15-24, 11:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 998
Posted By PeteHski

More is not really better for either speed or...

More is not really better for either speed or grip. For example if you go 10 psi above the optimum pressure for rolling resistance, you lose a lot more speed than if you go 10 psi below the optimum....
04-14-24, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By bikingshearer

These are very nice frames, well worth the asking...

These are very nice frames, well worth the asking price,. For those of you who remember bigbossman, he loved his. He had some high-zoot bikes (De Roso, Basso-era Pogliaghi, Dancelli, and others I...
04-14-24, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By cinelliguy

Sorry but I could not get the link to stay in the...

Sorry but I could not get the link to stay in the post, retrying here for images link.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cinelliguy/albums/72177720316209387/
04-13-24, 08:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,707
Posted By unterhausen

It seems to me that the mathematician that...

It seems to me that the mathematician that introduced the cycling world to Hopf bifurcations didn't even look at the dynamics of a bicycle, so it bothers me a little that people talk about it like...
04-12-24, 06:13 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,529
Posted By PromptCritical

Sad. But, my daughter got a screaming deal on a...

Sad. But, my daughter got a screaming deal on a Subaru with a manual transmission because it had sat on the lot for so long.

Someday she will be the proud owner of a 1966 Alfa Romeo Guila Super...
04-12-24, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By Ferguron

New (to me) Bike Day...and I thought I was too old

At 55 years old I thought I had missed my chance at true love. Turns out I was wrong...
...
04-12-24, 03:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,878
Posted By MikeDeason

All my work is on my office computer and I keep a...

All my work is on my office computer and I keep a change of clothes there. Just the dog in a front facing carrier. ...
04-12-24, 03:38 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,529
Posted By Maelochs

Wow ... It is exceedingly ugly but "practical"...

Wow ... It is exceedingly ugly but "practical" ... "Look, wife, it is a four-door sedan for carrying more people!" Going now to scope out auto magazine performance test data.
04-12-24, 11:56 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,529
Posted By Maelochs

If I had the money (for the complete...

If I had the money (for the complete rebuild/restoration/whatever) I could buy any car from the past ..... A Dino 246, and Porsche 916/6, a Miata or a a boattail Alfa, or whatever I could imagine...
04-12-24, 09:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,141
Posted By ScottCommutes

Bob Dylan went electric back in 1965.

Bob Dylan went electric back in 1965.
04-12-24, 07:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,358
Posted By RB1-luvr

That Croll is pretty.

That Croll is pretty.
04-11-24, 08:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,358
Posted By roadcrankr

Just when you thought you owned a forever bike...

My Merlin Extralight seemed indestructible to me. Well-used and hardly abused. Always kept in tiptop mechanical condition.
It felt squirrelly the last few rides, especially when out-of-the-saddle...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-11-24, 06:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 858
Posted By Doug Fattic

Once a person's fit position is known, then I use...

Once a person's fit position is known, then I use my fixture to create the frame design. I place the chosen seat/seatpost and stem, in the same position as was discovered on the fitting bike. Like...
04-11-24, 12:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,878
Posted By Eric F

I didn't look thought his post history before. I...

I didn't look thought his post history before. I have now, and I remember some of those threads. I still don't get "troll".
04-11-24, 04:51 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,529
Posted By zymphad

I don't get this thread. The issue isn't...

I don't get this thread.

The issue isn't which you like more or which prefer. The problem is bike industry getting rid of choices. This has to be the only hobby where people spend thousands and...
04-10-24, 01:34 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,529
Posted By PeteHski

Sorry, I didn’t really mean that literally. I...

Sorry, I didn’t really mean that literally. I meant that the difference must be pretty minor, whatever that difference is. I expect it is very subjective as most handling traits are.

Dave Kirk...
04-09-24, 08:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 729
Posted By Mtracer

Based on the Silca tire pressure calculator, and...

Based on the Silca tire pressure calculator, and assuming at 185 lbs, your all up weight is about 25 lbs higher (you, your bike, water bottles) or 210 lbs., even on new pavement, they recommend 71...
04-08-24, 09:47 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,529
Posted By genejockey

1) Brakes aren't just about STOPPING a bike. In...

1) Brakes aren't just about STOPPING a bike. In fact that may be the LEAST important thing brakes are for. They're for slowing the bike down, by a little or a lot, for stuff like not touching the...
04-07-24, 10:41 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,596
Posted By indyfabz

Our cross country group did in 1999 during the...

Our cross country group did in 1999 during the day from Havre to Harlem. Visited the museum there.

IIRC, it's also the self-proclaimed mosquito capital of the state.

Kids mugging for a photo...
04-06-24, 11:45 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,529
Posted By shelbyfv

Isn't there a section called Trollheim?

Isn't there a section called Trollheim?
04-06-24, 10:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,609
Posted By bbattle

I got tired of flats while out riding and...

I got tired of flats while out riding and switched to tubeless several years ago.

I got over three years out of my front Schwalbe tubeless tire before getting a flat that required a tube. The...
04-06-24, 08:57 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,529
Posted By cyccommute

You are making the mistake of assuming that rim...

You are making the mistake of assuming that rim brakes are not disc brakes. Converting drum brakes on cars to disc brakes was a great improvement. Hub mounted disc brakes are just making the “disc”...
04-04-24, 08:04 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 28,178
Posted By SwimmerMike

Wait a minute. I get to post a picture of the...

Wait a minute. I get to post a picture of the proposed bike for Saturday. Cool. ...
04-04-24, 07:01 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 28,178
Posted By genejockey

I'll be there! I have to show off the new...

I'll be there! I have to show off the new Schwinn Circuit! You know, the one I've been posting all over the place if I have even the slightest excuse? Like now, for instance....
...
04-04-24, 05:55 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 28,178
Posted By SwimmerMike

It's looking like Saturday will have good...

It's looking like Saturday will have good weather. I'm in, most likely I'll bring one of my "new" British bikes.
04-04-24, 05:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,596
Posted By jadmt

My wife made me put the stick down....I wanted to...

My wife made me put the stick down....I wanted to poke it....
...
04-04-24, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By JLDickmon

Well.. at least it was free (??)

Friend of mine willed me her Mom's bike. She says 1950. Sears something..
I'm torn between clear coating it as it is, service the bearings, adding new chrome, tires, grips..
or
new paint, new...
04-04-24, 12:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,149
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Or upgrade to all metal thumb friction shifters: ...

Or upgrade to all metal thumb friction shifters:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x300/thumb_shifters_cbc7b7fe744dde2e26bc93fe9dd3d3f332b97573.jpg
04-04-24, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 592
Posted By cpach

I'm not really a fan of pushing hanger extenders...

I'm not really a fan of pushing hanger extenders very far. While they reposition the derailleur, they don't fundamentally change it's geometry and make shifting worse on the small cogs.

It'd...
04-04-24, 08:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,149
Posted By soyabean

Trigger shifters get sluggish and sticky over...

Trigger shifters get sluggish and sticky over time as the grease in them ages and cakes up. Especially that latch that catches onto the dial teeth as you thumb it. Most of the time it can be flushed...
04-02-24, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By The_Snail

well false alarm the gasket in the chuck is...

well false alarm
the gasket in the chuck is missing
anyway, thanks for the responses
04-02-24, 02:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,645
Posted By Leisesturm

Actually, hard core road bikers rolling at high...

Actually, hard core road bikers rolling at high speeds do not use tire liners. More and more of them are running tubeless. Let's not even go there. It's average duffers rolling along at 10mph+ on...
04-02-24, 10:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,543
Posted By genejockey

I don't have anything against e-bikes per se. Nor...

I don't have anything against e-bikes per se. Nor do I have issues with MOST e-bike riders. I have issues with unskilled riders going far too fast without any respect for physics, other riders,...
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