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Road Cycling ďIt is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 12-22-20, 05:31 AM
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It's like y'all are asking for me to go rummage through YouTube.
cant believe it hasn't been done already 😜
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I donít mind hearing it once maybe twice a season, but itís definitely beat to death otherwise.
Agree. I have not heard it this season so donít mind hearing it, for old timeís sake.
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There's a light frost heave on the lawne this morning. #Winter #QuasiNorth
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Just curious. I just found a new Shimano 17T thread-on free-cog. I'm trying to decide what to do with it. I can give it to my local co-op, throw it away, or pass it on.
My singlespeed road riding is all fixed gear. Got an ACS 17t already in the parts bin if that changes though

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What color bar tape? I'm thinking black since the saddle is black and seems a bit out of place without anything to match it, maybe if I find a yellow Turbo or Flite I'll go with yellow. Don't want to do white. Any other suggestions?

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Old 12-22-20, 07:27 AM
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I've been going through my stuff (crap) and have gotten rid of 8 cranksets, two rear derailleurs, a front derailleur, and a box of skewers. I've made almost $700.
I'm purging my stuff as well. Found a lot of stuff that I've been hanging on to for no reason other than I had the space.

Only regretted one sale so far - practically gave away a set of 584x32 tires that would be perfect on the above track bike and will cost about $80 to replace

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I sold two bicycles this year. One for $300, one for $80.
I sold one last night. Asked for $90, but got $100
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It's like y'all are asking for me to go rummage through YouTube.
You can't make us press play.
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Old 12-22-20, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
There's a light frost heave on the lawne this morning. #Winter #QuasiNorth
We got a dusting. It's supposed to be 50F on Christmas Eve. Sad.

#YearWithoutWinter
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Originally Posted by abshipp
My singlespeed road riding is all fixed gear. Got an ACS 17t already in the parts bin if that changes though

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What color bar tape? I'm thinking black since the saddle is black and seems a bit out of place without anything to match it, maybe if I find a yellow Turbo or Flite I'll go with yellow. Don't want to do white. Any other suggestions?



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My Guerciotti had that tape back in the 90s.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
We got a dusting. It's supposed to be 50F on Christmas Eve. Sad.

#YearWithoutWinter
See post #9867
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Kudos. Was easier to do this when the embed feature was not working.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
My singlespeed road riding is all fixed gear. Got an ACS 17t already in the parts bin if that changes though

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What color bar tape? I'm thinking black since the saddle is black and seems a bit out of place without anything to match it, maybe if I find a yellow Turbo or Flite I'll go with yellow. Don't want to do white. Any other suggestions?

Either black or yellow, probably black if I was doing it.

By the way... HOT!
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I know splash tape is polarizing, but there's been a few times I've seen it on a bike where I really dig it. Like on really late 80s neon/Miami Vice frames

I generally dislike cork tape for my own use though. Looks too Michelin-man-esque.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Either black or yellow, probably black if I was doing it.

By the way... HOT!
I'm leaning towards black as well.

Very tempted to try a black/yellow harlequin for 4"-5" on the tops, but I'm wondering if it would look too cheesy. I think harlequin wraps look a lot better when the contrast isn't so drastic.

And thank you, I'm loving it too
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Originally Posted by abshipp
I know splash tape is polarizing, but there's been a few times I've seen it on a bike where I really dig it. Like on really late 80s neon/Miami Vice frames

I generally dislike cork tape for my own use though. Looks too Michelin-man-esque.
I like tape with peek-through color - subtle, but it's there. Tape that transitions could be cool, too.

Yeah, not a fan of cork, either.
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Specialized used to make their classic bar tape in two colors, main color with contrasting colored holes. A black with subtle yellow dots would work on the above posted machine.

Ahhh... WhyFi beat me to it. We even both used the same description... subtle.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Specialized used to make their classic bar tape in two colors, main color with contrasting colored holes. A black with subtle yellow dots would work on the above posted machine.

Ahhh... WhyFi beat me to it. We even both used the same description... subtle.
Trek/Bontrager makes a couple types of tape with peek-through, now. GrippyTack (I think that's the name) is awesome and my current favorite tape.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I like tape with peek-through color - subtle, but it's there. Tape that transitions could be cool, too..
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Specialized used to make their classic bar tape in two colors, main color with contrasting colored holes. A black with subtle yellow dots would work on the above posted machine.
My buddy suggested the Cinelli Caleido tape which I like a lot, but I'm missing a few of the colors in the tape on the frame. The ST decal is a Merckx headshot in a world champs colored diamond. If only that tape didn't have the pink and orange in it...

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Originally Posted by abshipp
The ST decal is a Merckx headshot in a world champs colored diamond.
I'm surprised the headshot decal isn't on the head tube, also. There was a lot of that in the '70s.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
My buddy suggested the Cinelli Caleido tape which I like a lot, but I'm missing a few of the colors in the tape on the frame. The ST decal is a Merckx headshot in a world champs colored diamond. If only that tape didn't have the pink and orange in it...

That tape in in WC colors would be pretty cool.

I've never looked at that tape in person, though - are the colors distinct for each hole or do you get some transitions? Not wanting to see transitions is nit-picking, I know, but I'm dumb enough for something little like that to be off-putting (for my personal purchase and use - it would look great on the bikes of others )
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I'm surprised the headshot decal isn't on the head tube, also. There was a lot of that in the '70s.
I thought the same thing.

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are the colors distinct for each hole or do you get some transitions?
Good point, I see some holes that have two colors coming through. I'd want each hole to be a single color as well.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
My buddy suggested the Cinelli Caleido tape which I like a lot, but I'm missing a few of the colors in the tape on the frame. The ST decal is a Merckx headshot in a world champs colored diamond. If only that tape didn't have the pink and orange in it...

pretty sweet looking.
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