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Forum: Road Cycling 07-26-16, 08:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,296
Posted By bbattle
Go for the cyclotouriste look and get a handlebar...

Go for the cyclotouriste look and get a handlebar bag. I can pack a lunch for my wife and me with plenty of room to spare in my Acorn bag.
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Forum: Road Cycling 07-10-16, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 319
Posted By bbattle
Another solo ride. I went south of the Tenn....

Another solo ride. I went south of the Tenn. River to Cotaco. rolling hills, mountains, flats, the area has it all. Very rural and scenic; I often see deer in the fields. Rain was in the forecast...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-10-16, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 707
Posted By bbattle
The Classic and Vintage forum is full of riders...

The Classic and Vintage forum is full of riders that flip bikes for a living. They can tell you what's a good deal and what isn't.

The Mechanics forum will tell you how to fix and maintain the...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-10-16, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 969
Posted By bbattle
Q-tubes are made by Kenda for QBP.

Q-tubes are made by Kenda for QBP.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-10-16, 06:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 748
Posted By bbattle
Generally, quality bibs have quality chamois. ...

Generally, quality bibs have quality chamois.

cheap bibs have cheap chamois.

quality shorts have quality chamois but the disadvantages of shorts.

I don't see where anyone other than...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-10-16, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By bbattle
Are you riding faster/harder these days? It may...

Are you riding faster/harder these days? It may be your body hasn't adjusted yet.

You may need to raise the saddle a bit. Try just a couple of millimeters at a time. As you raise the saddle,...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-10-16, 05:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 731
Posted By bbattle
It's your bike but depending upon what chainring...

It's your bike but depending upon what chainring you have up front, you may not want/need that 10t sprocket. A 10-spd cassette would serve you just as well and be easier to work with.

Good luck...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-10-16, 05:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 748
Posted By bbattle
Bakes1, perhaps in your experience most of the...

Bakes1, perhaps in your experience most of the riders you come in contact with are wearing shorts but the majority of the 41 wear bibs. Bibs that don't move around or have problems with the straps....
Forum: Road Cycling 06-16-16, 05:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,212
Posted By bbattle
My Orbea came with the FSA Gossamer crankset and...

My Orbea came with the FSA Gossamer crankset and the rest Ultegra 10spd. Front ring shifting was mostly okay but I did have a few dropped chains. Most of them probably my fault due to shifting under...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-26-16, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By bbattle
If you are really concerned, I can sell you a NOS...

If you are really concerned, I can sell you a NOS in the box pair of 27" x 7/8" Avocet tires. :-)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-22-16, 05:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,752
Posted By bbattle
Wasn't golf True Temper's main focus anyways? I...

Wasn't golf True Temper's main focus anyways? I can't imagine TT has made more than a pick up truck load of bicycle tubing per year for many years now.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-15-16, 05:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,272
Posted By bbattle
Basically, if it looked interesting and/or cheap,...

Basically, if it looked interesting and/or cheap, I bought it.

When I first discovered the C & V, I simply had to have all kinds of bicycles. Well, I tried the English 3-speed and it was just to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-15-16, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 533
Posted By bbattle
I've built up bicycles then sold them later to...

I've built up bicycles then sold them later to make room for new additions to my stable. I've broken even on a few and lost a bit on others; never made a profit. But then, I wasn't doing this to...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-25-16, 05:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 868
Posted By bbattle
Peloton, Cyclist, CycleSport, and Bicycle Times.

Peloton, Cyclist, CycleSport, and Bicycle Times.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-17-16, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By bbattle
I showed for a group ride Saturday morning. I...

I showed for a group ride Saturday morning. I didn't have a watch so when group rolled out, I went with them. Turned out to be the Sagan/Cavendish/Dumoulin group and I fell off the back in the...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-17-16, 09:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,737
Posted By bbattle
Yes; the real measurements are all over the board...

Yes; the real measurements are all over the board and many who bought 23's are actually riding on 25's.

I don't think it makes much difference either way.

For racers, it would be important...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-06-16, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 522
Posted By bbattle
There is a "What is this bike worth?" forum...

There is a "What is this bike worth?" forum already. (http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-what-s-worth-appraisals-inquiries/)
Forum: Road Cycling 04-06-16, 06:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,138
Posted By bbattle
Bibs for the Win! +1000 And if there was...

Bibs for the Win! +1000

And if there was ever a thread to resurrect the Underwear Nazi, this would be it.

It was not mentioned earlier and so just to be clear, you do know you wear cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-28-16, 07:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,320
Posted By bbattle
Assuming identical fit levels, most likely so. ...

Assuming identical fit levels, most likely so. Unless some were poseurs in which case they'd want the 180mm stem, the two sizes too small fork, the 4 foot long seat post, and the 178mm crank arms....
Forum: Road Cycling 03-28-16, 07:14 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 15,180
Posted By bbattle
I use a variety of vehicles: ...

I use a variety of vehicles:

https://billbattle.smugmug.com/Other/Bicycle-Rides/Flintville-to-Lynchburg-2014/Flintville-to-Lynchburg-10-19/i-kMd8WnK/0/XL/100_5183-XL.jpg

2009 Vespa LX150. ...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-28-16, 07:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,320
Posted By bbattle
Back in the 80's, when "Aero" was all the rage,...

Back in the 80's, when "Aero" was all the rage, handlebars were narrower. I pulled some 38cm Cinelli Criterium bars off an '87 Fuso that are so narrow as to look like track bars.

I'm much more...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-23-16, 06:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,643
Posted By bbattle
I have two on all of my bikes. In hot weather, I...

I have two on all of my bikes. In hot weather, I carry a third bottle in my middle jersey pocket.

I do a lot of solo rides and I like to take the road not yet traveled. Always a good idea to...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-13-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,031
Posted By bbattle
More than likely. I like the looks of the Athena.

More than likely. I like the looks of the Athena.
Forum: Road Cycling 03-13-16, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By bbattle
This. +1000 You are allowed to use other...

This. +1000

You are allowed to use other colors, however.

Or, go Black-White Harlequin with your bartape.
Forum: Road Cycling 03-13-16, 05:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,397
Posted By bbattle
No foot retention!?!?! ...

No foot retention!?!?!
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSEGfi3OT6HxpTD6iE4OmIoJAbZxz7RY8kQ-j4_LlRsKTAX1EavXg

I can hold the 130s on my fixed gear but that's just for...
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