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  1. I don't know about that Di2 stuff. If you take...

    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
  2. 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...
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    Hi Heather... You have some good questions......

    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...
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    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...
  5. This is a major factor for me with going all...

    This is a major factor for me with going all original with the NR...

    I'm 50 and my knees simply don't enjoy a long day of pushing a 52 tooth big ring anymore. And I tend to run out of gears on...
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    24.5

    24.5
  7. Campy vs. everything else... what do I need to know?

    I need guidance.

    As I posted in another thread, I now own a 1976 Raleigh Pro frame in fantastic condition.

    I'm trying to decide how to build it up... more specifically... whether to go back...
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    Finally found my Ralegh Pro... almost NOS

    I'm a big Raleigh fan... and I've wanted a Raleigh Pro for years. But the ones that I came across were either beat up, wrong size, overpriced, or all of the above.

    Well, things finally went my...
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    Cherry Street Cycles Macon, Georgia It's...

    Cherry Street Cycles

    Macon, Georgia

    It's about 2 hours south of you down I-75.

    I bought a 1976 Raleigh Pro frame there with 3 miles on it. Even better... the frame didn't belong to them......
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    Early Dura Ace hubs... especially the freewheel...

    Early Dura Ace hubs... especially the freewheel rear hubs.

    Many people won't buy them because they've been convinced that they MUST have 10- or 11-speed cassettes. I buy DA hubs that haven't been...
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    Sounds like a Chupacabra to me... just sayin'...

    Sounds like a Chupacabra to me... just sayin'...
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    This. Low spoke count have become popular with...

    This.

    Low spoke count have become popular with everyday cyclists pretty much due to marketing alone. The advantages are virtually unmeasureable for all but the most elite cyclists.

    Weight: Low...
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    Hey Richard, How did you find a physical...

    Hey Richard,

    How did you find a physical therapist with this mix of knowledge and skills? My 50 year old knees are not damaged... but I've found that they are much more sensitive than they have...
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    You may get a better response if you post this...

    You may get a better response if you post this question in the regional forums. The folks around here are more focused on rides that have more zeroes on the end...
  15. Yes.

    Yes.
  16. This is so true. And with most bicycle designs,...

    This is so true. And with most bicycle designs, you have to make really gross changes and really get out on the fringes before you see/feel noticeable effects to the bike's behavior. Don't get...
  17. And Fred Birchmore rode his 40+ pound single...

    And Fred Birchmore rode his 40+ pound single speed bicycle around the world in the 1930's too. But that doesn't mean that there aren't better choices available to us now.

    I didn't say that the...
  18. I still have the Blackburn rack that I bought new...

    I still have the Blackburn rack that I bought new in 1983, and I called Blackburn a while back to ask this very question.

    They had no data on any of their products older than 1998, but they said...
  19. I think that maybe it's that the Georgia birds...

    I think that maybe it's that the Georgia birds are faster than the Georgia worms!

    Our soaking spring rains bring out frogs... we have them everywhere when it rains for a few days.

    Maybe frogs...
  20. Worms?? A worm infestation sounds sort of...

    Worms??

    A worm infestation sounds sort of biblical in nature.

    I think that a good randonneuring bike is really a balance between speed, comfort, and utility. When a design goes way out on the...
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    I find that a sub-3 hour marathon is really no...

    I find that a sub-3 hour marathon is really no big deal. I've watched several and was fully recovered the next day in each case. :D
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    You already have the main problem identified......

    You already have the main problem identified... the absence of a plan to handle nutrition issues on a long ride.

    But you're also making another huge mistake: Relying on stores and other...
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    All I know is that I love the word "spooge"......

    All I know is that I love the word "spooge"... well... and that I never venture onto fresh chipseal. Ever. In any vehicle.
  24. I'm curious as to what conditions you're riding...

    I'm curious as to what conditions you're riding in. Really I wonder two things: Where are you located and exactly what conditions are you riding in?

    The conditions... are you riding pavement or...
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    These early aluminum Treks have a very harsh...

    These early aluminum Treks have a very harsh ride. I rode one for a couple of years before I finally gave up on it. Those bikes will rattle the fillings out of your teeth.

    I'd look for something...
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