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03-30-24, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 695
Posted By grumpus

Skipping may occur if your chain is too long and...

Skipping may occur if your chain is too long and the rear derailleur is unable to take up the slack, but it works fine when the large front ring takes it up. Or your rear derailleur is bent and/or...
03-29-24, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 934
Posted By squirtdad

note that in general these type of hang the bike...

note that in general these type of hang the bike by the top tube racks are not recommended for carbon frames for transport (by both bike and rack manufacturers)
03-29-24, 09:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 934
Posted By rumrunn6

yeah I do keep an eye on that front tire. It’s ok...

yeah I do keep an eye on that front tire. It’s ok tho I’ve checked it in various terrain from the side no pic handy but agree it’s not good off road. flat beach is ok but other beaches w berm climbs...
03-28-24, 10:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,392
Posted By Barry2

If you cycle on the road……. A mirror...

If you cycle on the road……. A mirror (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000AO7ETQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1&psc=1)

Barry
03-28-24, 09:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,392
Posted By Koyote

Bikes have improved my cycling experience.

Bikes have improved my cycling experience.
03-28-24, 06:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By Garthr

The inherent issue with a "fitting" is that every...

The inherent issue with a "fitting" is that every fitter has their own ideas of what a proper fit is. It's not like there is a Universally-applicale-to-all formula, which is implied in every "you...
03-27-24, 05:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 934
Posted By bblair

Went to my LBS today and he convinced me to...

Went to my LBS today and he convinced me to order a Sea Sucker rack. That is what he uses and I have had good experiences buying what the owner actually uses.
Replies: 39
Views: 2,184
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You have to train your body to handle multi-hour...

You have to train your body to handle multi-hour rides. I did a bike tour last year in April with an old friend and former co-worker, he is a year or two older than me. He used to be in really good...
03-26-24, 07:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,253
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

It puts the lotion on its skin....

It puts the lotion on its skin....
03-23-24, 06:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,253
Posted By streetsurfer

Most soaps have fragrance, which I can't...

Most soaps have fragrance, which I can't tolerate. I get instant migraines from the solvents in fragrance. Then it also dries my skin to shave with soaps.
no shaving creme. sometimes a hair...
03-20-24, 02:17 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 17,135
Posted By urbanknight

Interesting to see the technology comparison. The...

Interesting to see the technology comparison. The catch is the older technology isn't really available in the same way that it was before. That means the entry point or basement cost goes up. Of...
03-20-24, 01:23 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 17,135
Posted By Koyote

One of the problems with measuring inflation is...

One of the problems with measuring inflation is that some items are static over time -- a gallon of milk, or a bushel of apples. But other goods change over time, often (perhaps usually) for the...
03-20-24, 01:02 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 17,135
Posted By squirtdad

Interesting People in general seem to...

Interesting


People in general seem to think that bike prices should not go up while everything else does

totally rough non scientific comparison
IIRC in 1982 I bought a Nishiki mid range...
03-20-24, 11:53 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 17,135
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Why are Modern Bikes So Expensive?

I wanted to share that I just finished listening to a fascinating podcast about the development and manufacturing of high-end carbon bikes. The interview featured the owner of Factor Bikes who...
03-20-24, 06:20 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,408
Posted By john m flores

Very good point. There used to be a wall...

Very good point.

There used to be a wall between editorial and advertising to make sure that content was not influence by advertising. I know a guy that worked at BusinessWeek many moons ago for...
03-19-24, 03:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,408
Posted By john m flores

I started skipping breakfast in the early 2000s...

I started skipping breakfast in the early 2000s because I got enough calories from American-sized lunch and dinner. But I didn't call it intermittent fasting; I called it skipping breakfast. And I...
03-19-24, 02:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,408
Posted By ZHVelo

Don't most humans do this when they do what is...

Don't most humans do this when they do what is called sleep?
Replies: 39
Views: 2,184
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am sure you will have a different plan than...

I am sure you will have a different plan than almost everyone else, the brevets I ride are in Southern Wisc. and Northern Illinois. An extraordinarily hot and humid day to me would probably be the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-24, 12:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,308
Posted By Polaris OBark

Sorry, I fell asleep while reading this.

Sorry, I fell asleep while reading this.
02-28-24, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By veganbikes

Would you want a cheap non-sized random carbon...

Would you want a cheap non-sized random carbon frame from a nobody with blurry photos of a cheap looking frame? I certainly wouldn't. I would probably rather have a Pure Fix and I don't want a Pure...
02-24-24, 12:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,540
Posted By nlerner

Buy high, sell low! It’s the C&V way.

Buy high, sell low! It’s the C&V way.
02-24-24, 11:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,540
Posted By The Golden Boy

IMO/IME- Read, look at pictures, see what...

IMO/IME- Read, look at pictures, see what actually trips your trigger. Daydream about it. Read more. Learn parts. Learn what parts do, when they were made, and their reputation for how well they work...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-23-24, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By Pugs2xLove

This will be my 4th straight years of RAGBRAI'ng....

This will be my 4th straight years of RAGBRAI'ng. Last year was overbooked, overcrowded and overloaded. I'm 100% self-supported (with the exception for getting transport to/back) home. It got so bad...
02-21-24, 10:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,025
Posted By Koyote

From the thread title, I thought the Saudi...

From the thread title, I thought the Saudi Arabian call girls were advertising here again.
02-21-24, 03:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,540
Posted By miamijim

Campagnolo Record components Italian frames ...

Campagnolo Record components
Italian frames

Stay away from anything thatís not listed above.
02-20-24, 05:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,540
Posted By genejockey

I agree with this, in fact that's what I've done...

I agree with this, in fact that's what I've done for several bikes.

One is a 1995 Ritchey Road Logic, which I bought new in 1997. It came with the 7410 8 speed Dura Ace, right as the 7700...
02-19-24, 07:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,540
Posted By smd4

Didnít quote the full post to save bandwidth, but...

Didnít quote the full post to save bandwidth, but all excellent advice.
02-19-24, 07:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,540
Posted By kunsunoke

Look for bikes with beautiful lugs (Nirvex,...

Look for bikes with beautiful lugs (Nirvex, Bocama, Cinelli, Capella, etc), made from top-end tubing sets (Columbus SL, Nivacrom, Brain, TSX; Tange #1, #2, Prestige; Vitus 981; Reynolds 531, 631,...
02-17-24, 05:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,818
Posted By purpurite

Thanks for murdering this wonderful thread, guys....

Thanks for murdering this wonderful thread, guys. Geesh.


EDIT: looks as if the insane bickering on this thread has been removed, thereby making this post also look insane. At least it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-24, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12,296
Views: 235,499
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I love Temu internet ads. It's often a fun game...

I love Temu internet ads. It's often a fun game of "Kitchen gadget or sex toy???"
02-14-24, 01:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,540
Posted By merziac

You're right about this and the mindset can be...

You're right about this and the mindset can be invaluable.

Don't be to sure about costing more to restore, if you find a complete you like, it may take more to find out that you could have started...
02-14-24, 06:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,540
Posted By jdawginsc

Youíd probably want a sport tourer type vintage...

Youíd probably want a sport tourer type vintage that would allow for 700c and wider tires.

Plenty of choices. I just got a Raleigh International circa 1971 and it fits pretty wide tires based on...
02-13-24, 11:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,540
Posted By brixxton

Schwinn Super Sport

For 6 months they sold a pearl white/ cherry paint scheme. Tri color running gear.
Colombus Tenax frame. Top of the range 1987.
I found a beautiful example for $100 with 105 hubs while searching...
02-13-24, 10:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,540
Posted By merziac

Myriad is what we do, a finer, more capable lot...

Myriad is what we do, a finer, more capable lot of enablers you will not find.

We excel at this in ways that you simply cannot find elsewhere in a more diverse and like minded group is probably...
02-09-24, 02:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,172
Posted By spelger

where else can you do 50 mph hairpin turns?

where else can you do 50 mph hairpin turns?
02-08-24, 01:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,540
Posted By Dfrost

Extremely well-said, and thorough, as usual from...

Extremely well-said, and thorough, as usual from you Andy!

Iíll mention my favorite Marinoni, well-built with North American finish (he lives outside Montreal), but with Italian tendencies in his...
02-08-24, 11:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,540
Posted By Chuck M

It shouldnít be offensive to anyone. It will be...

It shouldnít be offensive to anyone. It will be your bike so you can do whatever you want with it. But it isnít always necessary to modernize an old bike. My warm and fuzzies come from finding bike...
02-08-24, 11:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,540
Posted By John E

Consider a 1960s geometry racing frame, which is...

Consider a 1960s geometry racing frame, which is more like a 1970s or early 1980s touring frame, with wider tire clearances and a longer wheelbase.
02-08-24, 11:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,540
Posted By PhilFo

Be ready and willing to walk away from the...

Be ready and willing to walk away from the project at any time during the build.
Back in 2014, I was working for a shop here in Philly and saw a bike that was amazing. Since then, I had stars in my...
02-08-24, 11:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,540
Posted By repechage

before the Ironman was the Turbo more...

before the Ironman was the Turbo

more classic appearing paintwork.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1231760-83-centurion-turbo.html
02-08-24, 10:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,540
Posted By obrentharris

Regarding your question about fitting modern...

Regarding your question about fitting modern components to an older bike, you should find plenty of inspiration in this rather lengthy thread...
02-08-24, 10:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,540
Posted By Classtime

https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/bik/d/wheaton-g...

https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/bik/d/wheaton-gios-58cm-frameset-with-campy/7710054508.html

Road Trip? Slim pick'ns in Madison.
02-08-24, 10:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,540
Posted By smd4

BITD, Schwinn was only a bike-store brand. They...

BITD, Schwinn was only a bike-store brand. They probably had the largest dealer network in the country. Their high-end bikes in the 1980s were as competitive as anyone's, and their mid-80s Paramount...
02-08-24, 10:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,540
Posted By Kabuki12

The main differences are , some of what I stated...

The main differences are , some of what I stated , relaxed versus tighter , gearing , eyelets for racks or fenders , and better clearance for wider tires. There are some differences that would be...
02-08-24, 10:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,540
Posted By Markeologist

Pick a general time frame, go online and read...

Pick a general time frame, go online and read vintage bike mag reviews from that period (many are posted here) and take notes (even screenshots and paste into a word doc with what caught your...
02-08-24, 09:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,540
Posted By daverup

Within most brands, a wide range of bike quality...

Within most brands, a wide range of bike quality and components. You can always post here for an opinion, we have all sorts of experts.
01-28-24, 07:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,558
Posted By Koyote

I have the 350, and am not crazy about the...

I have the 350, and am not crazy about the battery life. My Cygolite 100lm light, on the other hand, is plenty bright and lasts longer.
Replies: 78
Views: 7,161
Posted By davemd1820

Got an email notification that this old zombie...

Got an email notification that this old zombie thread was brought back to life! I'm one of the old zombies! RUSA #6323. I stopped long distance riding in 2019, but carry memories for life. Bonne...
01-22-24, 11:55 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,675
Posted By jjhabbs

Post your cycling humor here. I'll start....

Truth!
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John
01-17-24, 09:41 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,403
Posted By veganbikes

The whole point of cutting out your local bike...

The whole point of cutting out your local bike shop is you are losing all the support but you are getting a initially cheaper bike. When you buy a bike that uses a lot of proprietary parts that...
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