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Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 48,543
Posted By t2p

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 48,543
Posted By t2p

I have the descend part down ... small fat guys...

I have the descend part down ... small fat guys can descend !
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 48,543
Posted By t2p

when I hear or read 'spin to win' I immediately...

when I hear or read 'spin to win' I immediately think of Lance Armstrong

he wasn't the first - but he was one of the earliest to use this technique to the fullest

saw him during his early...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 48,543
Posted By t2p

the frame could have been treated / dipped /...

the frame could have been treated / dipped / whatever (?) - before paint - so good chance it will be fairly resistant to corrosion

(regardless) the dropouts are probably high-end forged (or...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 48,543
Posted By t2p

putting a kid through school is like buying a new...

putting a kid through school is like buying a new car each year - and pushing it off a cliff
Forum: BMX
12-07-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 211
Posted By t2p

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Forum: BMX
12-07-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 211
Posted By t2p

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Forum: BMX
12-07-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 211
Posted By t2p

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Forum: BMX
12-07-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 211
Posted By t2p

6 yr old - typically a micro or mini 10 yr...

6 yr old - typically a micro or mini

10 yr old - often a mini ... 10 yr old kids with size junior

older than 10 ... some on junior ... many ride the expert sizes (?)

obviously kids vary...
12-06-22, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4,710
Views: 727,906
Posted By t2p

Panhandle trail - near the Walker's Mill end in...

Panhandle trail - near the Walker's Mill end in Collier

parts of the trail were wet / soupy - heavy frost over night then warmed by the sun ... felt like we were riding in quicksand at times
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-22, 01:52 AM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 48,543
Posted By t2p

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-22, 01:45 AM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 48,543
Posted By t2p

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unfortunately (?) with BBCOR there was no real...
12-06-22, 01:20 AM
Replies: 4,710
Views: 727,906
Posted By t2p

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12-06-22, 01:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By t2p

I still see early 90's hybrids now and then ...

I still see early 90's hybrids now and then

including the Schwinn Criss Cross ... Cross Cut ... Specialized Cross Roads ... and similar bikes

my LBS recently had a Jamis Coda in for repair
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-22, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 48,543
Posted By t2p

I miss the Easton Ghost days ! back in the...

I miss the Easton Ghost days !

back in the day when my kids used Combat composite youth bats - they became 'hotter' (and hottest) not long before they began to fail ... the 'trampoline effect' was...
12-06-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 896
Posted By t2p

for car / truck tires portable inflators...

for car / truck tires

portable inflators can especially become a valuable asset during cold winter months when temps dip below freezing

most convenience store and service station hoses that...
12-06-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 896
Posted By t2p

I went with DeWalt because we already had DeWalt...

I went with DeWalt because we already had DeWalt tools / batteries

I use a presta-shraeder adapter - thread the adapter onto the presta valve - then thread the inflator hose on to the adapter

I...
12-05-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 896
Posted By t2p

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we have a number of pumps including two Silca pumps...
12-05-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8,385
Views: 2,704,259
Posted By t2p

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I also liked the AMP stuff

never had an Amp...
12-05-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 725
Posted By t2p

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this bike was a dumpster find ... literally
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12-05-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 725
Posted By t2p

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12-05-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 725
Posted By t2p

I purchased decent / quality bikes for my kids...

I purchased decent / quality bikes for my kids when they were younger / growing - even though I knew they would quickly outgrow the bikes

most were used and inexpensive purchases - although we did...
12-05-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By t2p

Yes - I have the link and report (all zillion...

Yes - I have the link and report (all zillion pages lol)

Aeroshell 33 was not the problem (itself) - but compatibility issues still exist

Although the grease combination did not meet industry...
12-04-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By t2p

there are many good options - but I'm familiar...

there are many good options - but I'm familiar with just a few

I have Continental GP5000's on my road bikes - so I went with 32mm GP4S for hybrid pavement / road riding

GP4S is a performance...
Forum: BMX
12-04-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 211
Posted By t2p

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our specialized micro/mini looked like this
Forum: BMX
12-04-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 211
Posted By t2p

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our redline mini looked similar to this
Forum: BMX
12-04-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 211
Posted By t2p

you are correctumundo often at the tracks...

you are correctumundo

often at the tracks there will be bikes for sale - or flyers / etc of race bikes for sale
12-04-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 527
Posted By t2p

if you go Shimano - their systems use mineral oil...

if you go Shimano - their systems use mineral oil (instead of DOT fluid)
12-04-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By t2p

although it probably doesn't matter for bicycle...

although it probably doesn't matter for bicycle component applications -

don't mix lithium and molybdenum greases


possibly the most significant impact of inadequate and incompatible...
Forum: BMX
12-02-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 211
Posted By t2p

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been a while since we were into BMX

consider a...
12-02-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By t2p

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 48,543
Posted By t2p

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I was heavy into muscle cars in the 70's and...
11-30-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,811
Posted By t2p

Can't we all just get along ... lol

Can't we all just get along ... lol
11-29-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By t2p

I believe a Tange Prestige tube set (main tubes)...

I believe a Tange Prestige tube set (main tubes) has the same wall thickness as a Reynolds 853 tube set - .7 / .4 / .7 - and both were/are available with short butted sections - so the frame weights...
11-29-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,702
Posted By t2p

I was thinking a little higher 'high-end' ...

I was thinking a little higher 'high-end'

the Miyata frames were high quality (and durable) - but I don't believe they were as light weight as (for example) a custom lugged frame built with...
11-28-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,190
Posted By t2p

I've used Thomson seat posts since they were...

I've used Thomson seat posts since they were first available (sometime around the mid 90's ?)

High quality product - work well and are durable ; among the best bike components I've purchased
11-26-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,190
Posted By t2p

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I also wanted to check his claim

placed a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,244
Posted By t2p

recall problems with early Trek carbon frames...

recall problems with early Trek carbon frames with aluminum lugs - the bikes / frames had a lot of miles though

early Trek OCLV frames were susceptible to failure from dropped chains - Trek then...
11-25-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,971
Posted By t2p

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11-25-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,702
Posted By t2p

I believe the lower-end / heavier lugged frames...

I believe the lower-end / heavier lugged frames can be mass produced on an assembly line - but the high-end lightweight lugged frames are hand brazed
11-25-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,190
Posted By t2p

Just recall one Ti frame problem years (and...

Just recall one Ti frame problem years (and years) ago - Merlin off road frame - and it was at the top of the seat tube (near seatpost clamping area)

many Ti frames (if not most ?) do not have...
11-24-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,176
Posted By t2p

agree - but move from a low-end steel frame to a...

agree - but move from a low-end steel frame to a high-end butted cromo frame / fork will
probably save more than a few grams ... could possibly weigh significantly less - and possibly provide a...
11-24-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By t2p

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I use Mother's Mag and Aluminum polish on a large...
11-24-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 423
Posted By t2p

just a couple weeks ago did a quick scan for some...

just a couple weeks ago did a quick scan for some GRX stuff (including 810 crank) on the QBP site and saw a lot of zeroes ... out of stock
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 48,543
Posted By t2p

great pic ! ( even reversed lol )

great pic !

( even reversed lol )
11-24-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 685
Posted By t2p

8 speed ? Get a Shimano 11-28, 12-28 or...

8 speed ?

Get a Shimano 11-28, 12-28 or 12-32 8-speed cassette (or equiv) and be done with it.

22/28 and a 22/32 (especially) provides an extremely low gear ; drift down hills or find a way to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 48,543
Posted By t2p

Michelin bib mousse ...

Michelin bib mousse

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tire_mousse

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 48,543
Posted By t2p

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1984 Yamaha IT200 !
11-21-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8,385
Views: 2,704,259
Posted By t2p

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,839
Posted By t2p

agree I couldn't get away from down tube...

agree

I couldn't get away from down tube shifters (and thumb shifters on MTB) fast enough

for the taller riders the down tube shifters could be even more of an issue because of the increased...
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