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Old 03-31-15, 09:04 PM
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That was fast.
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Crazy. Back in NYC, I met a former audio industry guy that still made the rounds. His name was Alex and he also happened to be the holder of the record for the fastest drive from NYC to LA (yes, the "Cannonball Run"). He lost that record a handful of years back, but word on the street is that he just smashed the standing record in the most James Bond-ian fashion.

Yes, this could be an elaborate April Fools joke that dropped a little early...





...but given his history, I don't think that it is.
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That was [strike]fast[/strike] premature.
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Yes, this could be an elaborate April Fools joke that dropped a little early.
Yes.
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Remember @WHOOOSSHHH... and @Bah Humbug?

Maybe they formed a real-world friendship.
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Whew, that Ghent Wevelgem was one hell of a bike race! Must see TV!
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Luca's glasses were almost like timtak's!!!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Luca's glasses were almost like timtak's!!!
HA! I love when someone necros one of TimTak's threads, he wakes from the dead with the same spirited commitment to his fit and eye wear as he did the day he started the threads.
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HA! I love when someone necros one of TimTak's threads, he wakes from the dead with the same spirited commitment to his fit and eye wear as he did the day he started the threads.

Don't tempt me!



That eyewear would totally work with a -20°/180mm stem!
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I soon need to start the search for a newer bike for my dad. I was thinking a 2010+ modern aluminum with 105 groupset. He rides a old 7 speed steel motobecane from the 70's. The main problem is the lack of gearing options on his old bike. The old combo is a 40/53 or 40/52 with a 13-28 rear cassette. The small ring (40) and the big (28) is not close enough to comfortable for the hills we go over. New gearing would be easy, if we could find compatible parts. Looks like I need to make a post in the mech forum.
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I soon need to start the search for a newer bike for my dad. I was thinking a 2010+ modern aluminum with 105 groupset. He rides a old 7 speed steel motobecane from the 70's. The main problem is the lack of gearing options on his old bike. The old combo is a 40/53 or 40/52 with a 13-28 rear cassette. The small ring (40) and the big (28) is not close enough to comfortable for the hills we go over. New gearing would be easy, if we could find compatible parts. Looks like I need to make a post in the mech forum.
Ahhh, the joys of olde French bikes. Could start by measuring BB spindle, see if you can get a road triple or even just a 110mm double that'll fit that spindle length.

or there's the threadless BB options.

One of the olde bike fan companies might make French BBs...
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Ahhh, the joys of olde French bikes. Could start by measuring BB spindle, see if you can get a road triple or even just a 110mm double that'll fit that spindle length.

or there's the threadless BB options.

One of the olde bike fan companies might make French BBs...
I don't want to tackle the triple route, the triple screams weak cyclist on a road bike. Well not really but it will probably be too much money and work for the results.

Do you think it can be as simple as changing the two front rings? They come apart like modern rings, while they look close to modern spec they weren't. I hope the fix is as easy as installing 36/52 rings up front.
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I don't want to tackle the triple route, the triple screams weak cyclist on a road bike. Well not really but it will probably be too much money and work for the results.

Do you think it can be as simple as changing the two front rings? They come apart like modern rings, while they look close to modern spec they weren't. I hope the fix is as easy as installing 36/52 rings up front.
If they're 110mm bolt circle cranks then that's no prob. If 130mm then 38t is smallest ring. If 135 or 144 then smallest ring is even more limited. 3a probably knows more about what cranks are common on olde Motos.
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I don't want to tackle the triple route, the triple screams weak cyclist on a road bike.
Only young'uns think like that. Once you pass 50, practicality (aka wisdom) starts to take over.
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Roman numerals, you idiots.
I like to change it up.

Also, punctuation fixed.
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I like to change it up.

Also, punctuation fixed.
Yeah, right. OR you just didn't know the Roman numerals for 46, and your wife was asleep, so you couldn't very well ask her like usual. No need to be embarrassed. It's MMMMYQ.
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Yeah, right. OR you just didn't know the Roman numerals for 46, and your wife was asleep, so you couldn't very well ask her like usual. No need to be embarrassed. It's MMMMYQ.
WHEW! Thanks! I was hoping someone would come along with the right answer.
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