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Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-29-15, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By Hydrated
One piece of advice here: Be very careful when...

One piece of advice here:
Be very careful when asking for advice about an older bike at an LBS. Almost all modern bike shops will sneer at anything more than a couple or three years old. My LBS is...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-14-15, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By Hydrated
I'm using a set of Suntour PowerRatchet barcons...

I'm using a set of Suntour PowerRatchet barcons with a 9 speed freewheel. It works just fine, but it is more finicky with trimming the shifts.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-09-15, 11:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 867
Posted By Hydrated
Hey... I admitted to being an ass hat right up...

Hey... I admitted to being an ass hat right up front in my post. I just would appreciate it if you wouldn't agree with me quite so enthusiastically!!

Seriously though... I have no problem with...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-09-15, 07:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 867
Posted By Hydrated
Robbie... Lying on Strava is a hoot... if you're...

Robbie... Lying on Strava is a hoot... if you're not doing it, you're missing out on some great fun!

I don't use Strava either, mainly because I find that Strava is geared toward making every ride...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-21-14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,540
Posted By Hydrated
Did someone call me? Sorry... I was just...

Did someone call me?

Sorry... I was just channeling my avatar.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-20-14, 03:42 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 40,858
Posted By Hydrated
418861 Grace Kelly

418861
Grace Kelly
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-12-14, 02:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,668
Posted By Hydrated
I'm too old to care who thinks that I'm uncool...

I'm too old to care who thinks that I'm uncool about bike naming. I like it, and I only name the bikes that I've owned and ridden for a good while. I agree that the name needs to fit the bike.
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-09-14, 08:04 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,188
Posted By Hydrated
Now you guys have me wondering... I built up...

Now you guys have me wondering...

I built up my 1976 Raleigh Pro with a new Ultegra 11 speed group. I built the wheels with Mavic Open Pro rims and run Challenge Paris-Roubaix tires. Campy...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-04-14, 04:54 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,949
Posted By Hydrated
This photo makes me hate you. Hate you really...

This photo makes me hate you. Hate you really hard.

:thumb:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-03-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,949
Posted By Hydrated
Yeah... and the older ones taste better than the...

Yeah... and the older ones taste better than the new ones. I have a stash of Nacho Cheese flavored ones in my closet that I've been saving since 1982.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-03-14, 07:57 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,949
Posted By Hydrated
Hmmm... Joined the forum literally...

Hmmm...


Joined the forum literally yesterday.
Grand total of 11 posts.
Your posts in this thread have no purpose other than insulting others to get a reaction.


Smells like a troll to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-03-14, 06:38 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,949
Posted By Hydrated
Best reply yet. It made me laugh out loud!

Best reply yet. It made me laugh out loud!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-03-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,949
Posted By Hydrated
Well then. You and I seem to be riding a...

Well then.

You and I seem to be riding a different class of vintage steel bikes. I built up my 1976 Raleigh Pro with a new Ultegra 11 speed group and it weighs in at just over 19 pounds. And I...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-02-14, 09:11 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,949
Posted By Hydrated
As a blanket statement... saying that new steel...

As a blanket statement... saying that new steel rides better than CV steel smells like BS to me.

First thing: Make sure that you're comparing apples to apples. Don't compare a 1978 Schwinn...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-02-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,591
Posted By Hydrated
Mine has no CC cutout... any idea what years have...

Mine has no CC cutout... any idea what years have the cutout?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-02-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,591
Posted By Hydrated
OK... Now I'm confused. When I bought this...

OK... Now I'm confused.

When I bought this frame, the guy said it was a '76... and Sheldon Brown's Raleigh info pages have a page from the 1976 Catalog with a picture of the Mink Blue/Silver that...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-02-14, 12:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,591
Posted By Hydrated
My '76 Pro has eyelets. Check the photo in my...

My '76 Pro has eyelets. Check the photo in my first post.

As for the chrome/paint area fork measurements... I'll get those tonight and post them here.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-29-14, 09:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,591
Posted By Hydrated
Well... I got her built up! I decided to go...

Well... I got her built up!

I decided to go the resto-mod route. I put brand new Ultegra 11 speed on her. Except for the crank... that's a new VO 50.4 BCD 46-30 unit.

Here's how she came out:...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-16-14, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,188
Posted By Hydrated
I dealt with this problem for many years... went...

I dealt with this problem for many years... went through many different gloves, bar tape, etc...

Then one day I ran across this post...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-16-14, 12:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,074
Posted By Hydrated
Dude. Just stop. I've been sitting and...

Dude.

Just stop.

I've been sitting and watching your behavior in this forum, and sometimes it's difficult to hold my tongue when you post your opinions as hard fact and then claim wildly...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 05-07-14, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,081
Posted By Hydrated
I don't use it regularly, but I keep some...

I don't use it regularly, but I keep some Lantiseptic on hand for when I need it. Lantiseptic is a medical grade product that was originally meant to prevent and treat bedsores... so it's perfect...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-10-14, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,039
Posted By Hydrated
I don't know about that Di2 stuff. If you...

I don't know about that Di2 stuff.

If you take just one direct lightning strike... that Di2 stuff will be useless to you! :D
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-04-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,798
Posted By Hydrated
Machka... I love you... you're absolutely on...

Machka... I love you... you're absolutely on target!

Most people (especially runners and cyclists) totally overlook core strength and flexibility. Having a strong and fit core fixes or prevents...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-29-14, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,674
Posted By Hydrated
Hi Heather... You have some good...

Hi Heather...

You have some good questions... but be warned... you are diving into the realm of opinion. And you will get many answers that are simply that. Opinion.

Having said that, here is...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-25-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,860
Posted By Hydrated
Sorry it took me so long to get the measurements...

Sorry it took me so long to get the measurements posted, folks...

My Hetre/Synergy wheels measure 343mm to the hub center. Tire inflated to 60psi and the bike unloaded.

And I must admit that I...
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