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Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-12-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 197
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Posted By Bikegeek1968
Here is another pic of you for the record. It...

Here is another pic of you for the record. It was nice meeting you, if only for a minute!
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Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-07-16, 08:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,752
Posted By Bikegeek1968
Here is a bit I wrote about someone's Peugeot Tri...

Here is a bit I wrote about someone's Peugeot Tri bike a few years ago. BTW, the Triathlon also came with a tool kit and pouch, I guess you need that for a tri, but not a regular road bike.
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Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-21-16, 02:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,315
Posted By Bikegeek1968
It looks like the short but steep climb after the...

It looks like the short but steep climb after the winery has been eliminated from the route. There are a few other changes as well. Kiler Canyon remains the hardest climb in my opinion. Last year...
Forum: Southern California 01-26-16, 10:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,563
Posted By Bikegeek1968
No. But do you know what is dying? Organized...

No. But do you know what is dying? Organized rides. Using a handful of expensive fondo style events and a single club is not a proper metric for measuring the popularity of recreational cycling....
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 10-16-15, 04:09 PM
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Posted By Bikegeek1968
L'Eroica 2015, 214km of gravel, rain and mud on a...

L'Eroica 2015, 214km of gravel, rain and mud on a pre 1986 bike. Not really a true race, but it is in Italy, you're on a bike, and you have a number pinned to your back. But this year I did it for...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-12-15, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,273
Posted By Bikegeek1968
On the subject of airlines and bikes, we flew on...

On the subject of airlines and bikes, we flew on Alitalia non-stop from LAX to Rome. Bikes are still "free" on Alitalia, even if your case is oversize. Just make sure it is under 23 kilos. If you...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-10-15, 06:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,636
Posted By Bikegeek1968
On a bench outside the gellato store, I sat down...

On a bench outside the gellato store, I sat down and wept.

I have done some pretty serious shart on a bike in my nearly 50 years, but this past Eroica is the one that took the most out of me. If...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-08-15, 05:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,474
Posted By Bikegeek1968
I'll put up a report a bit later, or maybe not. ...

I'll put up a report a bit later, or maybe not. I am still trying to recover from the event. I have done some pretty out there racing in my time, but I have never been wrecked by a one day event...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-26-15, 05:15 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 11,417
Posted By Bikegeek1968
No kidding. The shorter 2 of the 4 routes are...

No kidding. The shorter 2 of the 4 routes are party routes. We have rented an apartment that is at the top of the climb out of Pianella, and my wife can attest to the fact that it is the Party...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-21-15, 04:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,474
Posted By Bikegeek1968
My friend Bert and I will be going back for our...

My friend Bert and I will be going back for our fourth L'Eroica. I am so looking forward too it. I used a 42x28 on my first two rides, and last year I had a 42x30. I still do a bit of masters...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-18-15, 02:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,453
Posted By Bikegeek1968
I think he shifted himself off of the saddle and...

I think he shifted himself off of the saddle and onto the front of the top tube, putting all of his weight on the front wheel. Since he seems to be riding a fixed gear, he may have put some back...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-31-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,264
Posted By Bikegeek1968
Bontrager first came to many people's attention...

Bontrager first came to many people's attention back in the late 80's when the cut up 36 hole MA40's and rolled them down to create 32 hole mountain bike wheels out of them. We would routinely run...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-18-15, 03:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,745
Posted By Bikegeek1968
I'll be going back for my 4th L'Eroica this fall....

I'll be going back for my 4th L'Eroica this fall. I have become somewhat addicted to it. Each year I have used a different bike.

2011) 76 Austro Daimler Superleicht with full Campy NR
2013) 72...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-17-15, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By Bikegeek1968
Are you sure it is a Vitus? If so, what year is...

Are you sure it is a Vitus? If so, what year is it? The Stronglight/Altec clones had an oddball tube size. I have had quite a range of Vitus frames, and all of them have been the 28.6. I have never...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-17-15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,665
Posted By Bikegeek1968
Last week I was riding my Vitus back from work in...

Last week I was riding my Vitus back from work in my jeans and a button down. I was messing around with this prototype slotted cleat when some guy rides up and starts criticizing my pedaling style. ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-17-15, 10:03 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 7,317
Posted By Bikegeek1968
I have used an all Mavic Vitus 979 with Matrix...

I have used an all Mavic Vitus 979 with Matrix ISO C rims at L'Eroica California and Gaiole in 2015. This month I am rebuilding the wheels with new spokes, as the old ones are brittle and I have...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-09-15, 07:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,703
Posted By Bikegeek1968
An SR Laprade seatpost on an otherwise all Mavic...

An SR Laprade seatpost on an otherwise all Mavic SSC Vitus 979.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-04-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 11,417
Posted By Bikegeek1968
Tommy Prim is signed up to ride this year.:)

Tommy Prim is signed up to ride this year.:)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-04-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 11,417
Posted By Bikegeek1968
At L'Eroica California, they had a prototype on...

At L'Eroica California, they had a prototype on display at the Bianchi booth. It was built up with Japanese parts, 8 speed Sora shifting and Diacomp center pulls. I can't remeber what crankset they...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-24-15, 01:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,801
Posted By Bikegeek1968
You all are forgetting this event is in Italy. ...

You all are forgetting this event is in Italy. They love to make rules, but then don't follow them. I have a doctorate in Grilled Cheesology, and I'll be forgingi.. I mean, SIGNING my own form in...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-22-15, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 893
Posted By Bikegeek1968
I still do a fair amount of racing, so for race...

I still do a fair amount of racing, so for race tubulars I run Vittoria Corsa SC's, 23mm.

When training, I tend to used whatever is cheap and puncture proof. I ride on a Trek/Bontrager team, so...
Forum: Commuting 06-18-15, 02:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,262
Posted By Bikegeek1968
I agree, Ryan. My wife got one a couple of years...

I agree, Ryan. My wife got one a couple of years ago to putter around town, but I ended up using it more than her. Burrito runs, grocery store trip and I will from time to time commute 5 miles to...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-11-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,578
Posted By Bikegeek1968
Sorry to revive an old thread. I have been using...

Sorry to revive an old thread. I have been using 25mm Bontrager R3's on RXL wheels since January. While I have not had any outright punctures, the tires themselves are porous. I am loosing upwards...
Forum: Southern California 06-04-15, 08:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By Bikegeek1968
A type 7 curb drop connection should have been...

A type 7 curb drop connection should have been built, but a type 1 was built instead. It makes no sense at all to have a type 1, you can't even cross the street in that area. There's no sidewalk on...
Forum: Southern California 06-01-15, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,245
Posted By Bikegeek1968
https://www.google.com/maps/search/paseo+de+valenc...

https://www.google.com/maps/search/paseo+de+valencia-alicia+and+kensington+drive,+laguna+hills,+ca/@33.6013615,-117.7020749,18z/data=!6m1!1e1?hl=en
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