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04-13-21, 02:25 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Badger6

One of my colleagues at work is a French citizen....

One of my colleagues at work is a French citizen. He explained that this is PURELY about reducing emissions. This isn't the only incentive the French are using to reduce emissions.
01-05-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,127
Posted By Wildwood

My vintage groupies are 52/42 era. I have been...

My vintage groupies are 52/42 era. I have been able to make 26 cogs work with Nuovo Record, a delicate balance of chain length.. A few have original road gearing. I have made concessions approaching...
01-04-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 44,307
Posted By linberl

Congrats, enjoy, and be safe!

Congrats, enjoy, and be safe!
12-28-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,860
Posted By J.Higgins

Agreed. I'd like to pretend that my bike hobby is...

Agreed. I'd like to pretend that my bike hobby is at least self-supporting. My annual cycling expenses exceed what I take in, but not by a whole lot. My cycling budget is hemorrhaging a trickle of...
12-28-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,860
Posted By tyrion

That's not what I said. Even if I'm not looking...

That's not what I said. Even if I'm not looking for an ROI, it's somewhat satisfying if the potential for ROI happens as a side effect.
Forum: Touring
12-27-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,108
Posted By Nyah

Disc brakes without thru-axles are disappointment...

Disc brakes without thru-axles are disappointment that lasts for the life of the bicycle. It's better to keep using V-brakes until you find a disc brake bicycle that is thru-axle. That issue plus...
Forum: Touring
12-27-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,108
Posted By Russ Roth

thru axle helps but QR does work fine for disc...

thru axle helps but QR does work fine for disc and cable discs will, as someone else mentioned, stop at least as good as old cantis, in my experience they stop better especially if it gets wet. My...
12-21-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,737
Posted By davester

I'm also one of the converted who now runs almost...

I'm also one of the converted who now runs almost exclusively Compass/Rene Herse Extralight tires, the fattest ones that will fit under the fork crown. I run 32mm Stampede Passes on the Cooper and...
12-21-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,737
Posted By SJX426

Italian shoes for Italian Rides: ...

Italian shoes for Italian Rides:
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11-27-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 22,337
Posted By Dfrost

We spent quite a bit “refreshing” the interior of...

We spent quite a bit “refreshing” the interior of our house last year, including revealing, expanding and refinishing the hardwood floors throughout the main floor, which necessitated new rugs, of...
11-22-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,168
Posted By masi61

Oh crap! Well, I guess I can thank joedab for...

Oh crap! Well, I guess I can thank joedab for reviving a bit of a zombie thread. It is a worthwhile topic though.
03-26-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,510
Posted By zacster

I prefer solo myself, always have. I've tried...

I prefer solo myself, always have. I've tried riding with a club but they were always too slow or too fast. Doing mass start events is sometimes OK because you just fall in with the group that is...
03-21-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,510
Posted By rydabent

When you ride solo, you are the master of...

When you ride solo, you are the master of everything. Time, distance, route, and speed, so the ride is all yours, and can make snap decisions to change any of those with out asking.
03-20-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,510
Posted By fastcarbon

With the recent corona virus regulations I am now...

With the recent corona virus regulations I am now a solo rider; I will miss the group rides as they gave me interval training; now I have to do power meter intervals which seem to hurt a lot more.
03-15-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,510
Posted By sean.hwy

I just started riding xmas 2019. All my rides...

I just started riding xmas 2019. All my rides have been solo. I am actually looking forward to joining some group rides some day.
03-10-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,510
Posted By smoore

I've been riding since the mid 70s and have...

I've been riding since the mid 70s and have almost always ridden alone. I prefer riding at my own pace, my own route, can change my mind if I want, stop when I want etc.
Interestingly I have always...
03-09-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,510
Posted By Digger Goreman

Most of my days are... commuting and the...

Most of my days are... commuting and the occassional odd trip to whatever I fancy. Ride smart and ride free!
02-03-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7,999
Views: 2,466,058
Posted By botty kayer

Hello, I'm a member of the Simoncini owners club...

Hello, I'm a member of the Simoncini owners club too:thumb:
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01-27-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,110
Posted By qcpmsame

My thanks for reminding us of Bartali's selfless...

My thanks for reminding us of Bartali's selfless actions Michael, and for hi-lighting todays significance in keeping the horrors and inhumanity that was forced upon the Jewish people by the Nazis out...
05-31-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 44,307
Posted By jackb

My wife, my son, and I just came back from...

My wife, my son, and I just came back from cycling across Austria to Bratislava, Slovakia. We had miserable weather and strong headwinds almost everyday. Part-way through the trio we called our...
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