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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By calamarichris
True. True. This is a bar for drinkers, not...

True. True.

This is a bar for drinkers, not quitters. AA is down the street in the church basement.

http://uploads.thompsonhotels.com/2014/11/LP_Bar-1200x667.jpg

OP: Admit it; this was one...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 09:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,179
Posted By calamarichris
Lovely Moser, but 32-spoke wheels simply aren't...

Lovely Moser, but 32-spoke wheels simply aren't as speedy as these modern wheels. I built up a set myself (white Velocity rims on Dura Ace 7900 hubs below), and even plunked down for 64 CX-Ray bladed...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 05:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 762
Posted By calamarichris
Cash is ephemeral and its value is illusory....

Cash is ephemeral and its value is illusory. Whenever I have it, I have to hurry up and enjoy it for that brief shining moment that it's mine.
The right bicycle (or bicycles) OTOH, are true wealth...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 07:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,179
Posted By calamarichris
Thanks for the kind compliment Lenton. We're all...

Thanks for the kind compliment Lenton. We're all mere exercise riders.
And as I get older, I wish I'd focused more on the short distances, and maybe gotten into track racing. These 80+ mile rides...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 06:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,768
Posted By calamarichris
That's really, really cool. Congratulations! ...

That's really, really cool. Congratulations!

http://www.gunaxin.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/american_flyers.jpg

I was a triathlete riding a Schwinn Peloton back in the days before aero bars...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-19-16, 10:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,872
Posted By calamarichris
First: Thanks for your service. To hell with...

First: Thanks for your service. To hell with anyone laughing at the bicycle option replacing the 2 mile run of the APFT.

2nd: I never ran slower than 12 minutes on the 2 miles (avging 10mph...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-18-16, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By calamarichris
Be funny to watch Sagan constantly looking back...

Be funny to watch Sagan constantly looking back for a wheel that isn't there.
Forum: Southern California 07-18-16, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By calamarichris
Highly doubt that. Heck, I've heard Daniel...

Highly doubt that. Heck, I've heard Daniel Stearn's more than I have Dennis Christopher's over the last 20 years. And Dennis Quaid's been in a lot of stuff too lately.
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-16-16, 09:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,179
Posted By calamarichris
Lovely Vitoose-Caboose. I've been abusing...

Lovely Vitoose-Caboose.
I've been abusing placebos to gain an unfair advantage since my BMX days.
If placebos ever make the list of banned substances, I'd probably better just retire and save my...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-16-16, 09:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,179
Posted By calamarichris
http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/square_small/0...

http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/square_small/0/815/1065703-homer_simpson31.jpg

Quanda bella! Now I'm sorry I've been slacking in my bf lurking.
She came out right purty! You got more pics?...
Forum: Southern California 07-16-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By calamarichris
Masi's 90th Birthday in Carlsbad Village, 7/30-31

Anyone else coming to Masi's 90th Anniversary in Carlsbad (http://www.masibikes.com/legacy/90-years-of-masi-book) on 7/30-31?

Am going to try to have my '84 Gran Criterium...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-16-16, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By calamarichris
Any other Masisti coming? ...

Any other Masisti coming?

http://www.masibikes.com/legacy/img/launch-poster-lrg.jpg
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-16-16, 08:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,949
Posted By calamarichris
I've had stellar luck with Wiggle, although they...

I've had stellar luck with Wiggle, although they now fix their prices in US dollars, so we can no longer get those screaming deals every time Greece, Spain, or some other catastrophe nails the Euro. ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-16-16, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By calamarichris
Masi's 90th Birthday in Carlsbad Village, 7/30

I just found out there's a Masi 90th Anniversary celebration (http://www.masibikes.com/legacy/90-years-of-masi-book) happening in my town (Carlsbad Village, CA) at the end of the month. Am going to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-16-16, 07:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,179
Posted By calamarichris
No need to apologize. I did ask for opinions, and...

No need to apologize. I did ask for opinions, and don't consider anyone's opinion, peeing on my concept.
And I'm having it cold-set back out to 130. The frame is an '84 that I bought in '87.
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-16-16, 12:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,179
Posted By calamarichris
I'm sure this thread will turn into a gym shower...

I'm sure this thread will turn into a gym shower contest, but yes, modern wheels will permit you to ride faster if your goal is to ride a century in 5 hours or less without having fast friends along....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-15-16, 02:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,179
Posted By calamarichris
Thanks for the responses. What if I re-laced my...

Thanks for the responses. What if I re-laced my old 7850 C24's with stainless CXRays? The black anodization on those is already starting to wear off.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-15-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,179
Posted By calamarichris
The Dura Ace C24 rims I'm considering are speedy,...

The Dura Ace C24 rims I'm considering are speedy, light, strong, and aren't too visually offensive (IMO) to the vintage eye when the flashy "Dura Ace" stickers are removed.
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-15-16, 11:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,179
Posted By calamarichris
Retro Wheels That Are still Speedy?

So I've been compiling NOS Ultegra 6400 components for my beloved Masi, and I'm not sure how to approach the wheels. I've built my own before, but I'm also considering throwing on some C24's with the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-13-16, 05:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,803
Posted By calamarichris
Thanks for trying Teacherlady, but these selfish...

Thanks for trying Teacherlady, but these selfish jerks really don't care if they hit & kill anyone.
And as you can see from several of the responses herein, many of them are cyclists too.

I...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-12-16, 02:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,568
Posted By calamarichris
#7: Never ride behind Team Quickstep or Liquigas....

#7: Never ride behind Team Quickstep or Liquigas.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_aAdVw-zn3CU/Rie4aR2h89I/AAAAAAAAAaM/KCEVOikWUy8/s1600/boonen_paris_roubaix.jpg


...guilty of #6 from time to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-02-16, 11:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,837
Posted By calamarichris
This thread needs resurrecting. Jenson SUCKS! ...

This thread needs resurrecting. Jenson SUCKS!
I've fallen for their good prices in the past, (Dura Ace C24's that took over a month to ship, before I finally cancelled the order) but my recent...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-10-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By calamarichris
Sure, you can fart around with lesser sports too,...

Sure, you can fart around with lesser sports too, but you're just wasting your time! ;) If you want to get better at cycling, there's no substitute for riding your bike.
About the only outside...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-10-16, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By calamarichris
I vote you keep your gears & derailleur, and...

I vote you keep your gears & derailleur, and focus a little more on the motor. You can always leave it in one gear and simply not shift. Lately higher cadences have become the trend, and it makes...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-06-16, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 815
Posted By calamarichris
From the sound of this GCN Video...

From the sound of this GCN Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs3dVILHw6k), it's not just opinions that are shifting, but designs, methods and materials too.

My 2005 Felt F55 (carbon and...
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