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02-14-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,146
Posted By tgenec86

I certainly have carbon fiber bikes - two of...

I certainly have carbon fiber bikes - two of them, and they're great racing bikes that have done well for years. But this one? Last year I went to the local shop ride and rode off the front on this...
02-14-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,670
Posted By tgenec86

Wow has this thread gone off the rails. A simple...

Wow has this thread gone off the rails. A simple question turned into a circular debate about the value (or lack of) of using power for training, racing, washing underwear, disciplining small...
10-06-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,742
Posted By tgenec86

I do absolutely nothing different than I have...

I do absolutely nothing different than I have ever done. And I'm not going to start. The good thing about people getting all uptight, self-righteous, and accusatory on how awful of a person I must...
07-13-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,227
Posted By tgenec86

Unstructured riding can be extraordinarily...

Unstructured riding can be extraordinarily frustrating when you don't see results. You can push yourself hard, week after week, but don't seem to be getting better. Part of that is because you're...
06-26-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,561
Posted By tgenec86

Probably ridden by a scrawny dude with a...

Probably ridden by a scrawny dude with a manicured full beard, flannel shirt, skinny jeans and narrow leather fashion boots who smells of latte and watered down craft beer.

Or am I being...
05-16-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,311
Posted By tgenec86

I've been involved with the cycling industry for...

I've been involved with the cycling industry for 30 years. Unless you use your helmet every day, and have stored it in harsh conditions (hot - freezing cold garage, exposed to direct sunlight, in...
05-13-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,597
Posted By tgenec86

You might live longer if you don't ride during a...

You might live longer if you don't ride during a tornado? Just sayin....
05-12-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,566
Posted By tgenec86

The guy working on my bike in 40 years will be...

The guy working on my bike in 40 years will be saying "whoah, check out this antique - and to think that old codger is still riding!"
04-28-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,354
Posted By tgenec86

I only wear my mask when there's a bright symbol...

I only wear my mask when there's a bright symbol over skyline of Gotham City and I, ermm... I mean "somebody", well that is, a person whom I don't personally know, in a relative sense, needs to...
04-20-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,423
Posted By tgenec86

Never try to negotiate on the replacement of the...

Never try to negotiate on the replacement of the bike yourself unless you have no other recourse. Take the bike to a trusted bike shop for them to evaluate, and have an equivalent bike quoted. ...
04-17-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By tgenec86

A great climbing bike is the easy part. ...

A great climbing bike is the easy part. Lightweight, nimble, tight wheelbase, proper gearing. A great climber is an entirely different story. Think Egan Bernal... Slight, wiry, blessed with the...
03-26-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,843
Posted By tgenec86

No cars, no stop... Been doing it all my life,...

No cars, no stop... Been doing it all my life, don't plan on stopping. But I look three times to be absolutely sure. Some bad choices don't get do-overs. As far as self-righteous drivers,...
02-26-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By tgenec86

The one factor that still makes tubeless 25mm's...

The one factor that still makes tubeless 25mm's worth it in my experience - I rode a set and got a nail in one. Once I stopped and pulled the nail out, the tire resealed and all I had to do was pull...
02-26-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By tgenec86

Hmmm... Not sure about this one. If the OP is...

Hmmm... Not sure about this one. If the OP is being censored because of a comment, it would be interesting to know the reason and relevance. Depending on where I ride, I've been in the habit of...
02-22-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,454
Posted By tgenec86

Bianchigirll is my hero

A thread was started a little while back about showing off our posters & cycling advertisements in our homes and workshops, and Bianchigirll posted her Clement poster, which in my unhumble opinion...
02-21-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,912
Posted By tgenec86

Hey - once you get it in an measure it, I have a...

Hey - once you get it in an measure it, I have a pristine Simplex seatpost that is getting very lonely. It might be the right size!
02-12-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,120
Posted By tgenec86

Money does not equal speed, unless you're going...

Money does not equal speed, unless you're going from 25-30 pound tank to a svelte 15-19 pound carbon racer. Before you spend a dime on one single new part or a new bike - make damn sure your BIKE...
02-10-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,306
Posted By tgenec86

I figure it this way: Set your mind to exactly...

I figure it this way: Set your mind to exactly what weight you want your bike to be. Buy a bike. Get the bike, build it up and weigh the bike. If it's too heavy, decide if there are accessories...
02-07-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,697
Posted By tgenec86

It's been a very long time (1993) but a good...

It's been a very long time (1993) but a good friend of mine had a tandem. His wife was an absolute monster sprinter and I was winning practically every Cat.2/3 race in the Tidewater VA area so the...
01-31-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,746
Posted By tgenec86

"I see a red door and I want it painted black ...

"I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes."
01-24-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 128,449
Posted By tgenec86

Not the first time I've posted, but hey - this...

Not the first time I've posted, but hey - this thread is dedicated to the PX10 so why not?!?
...
01-24-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,311
Posted By tgenec86

My basement bike retreat! ...

My basement bike retreat!
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01-16-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By tgenec86

Outstanding - I'm glad you got everything done...

Outstanding - I'm glad you got everything done and are riding your "new" old bike! As far as the gear ratio, you'll get to appreciate it. On the smaller cogs there may only be a one tooth...
01-15-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By tgenec86

Answer. Yes... This is the perfect solution. ...

Answer. Yes... This is the perfect solution. While spending money on bikes is a one-time investment and can last many long, enjoyable years, SAVING money on unnecessary bike stuff leaves more...
01-14-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By tgenec86

Red - tail light, white - headlight... All well...

Red - tail light, white - headlight... All well and good to have cars coming up behind you see the blinky, but what about cars pulling onto the road or turning left across your lane? Always best to...
01-06-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,823
Posted By tgenec86

GIVE being the operative word. Even if I won a...

GIVE being the operative word. Even if I won a mega-Million lottery I'm not about to spend that kind of money on a Trek when there are Colnago, Tommasini, and Ciocc custom steel frames in this...
01-05-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,707
Posted By tgenec86

Weather Rock: a dry rock means fair weather....

Weather Rock:

a dry rock means fair weather.
a wet rock means it's raining.
a dusty rock means a dust storm.
a swaying rock means it's windy.
a shadow under the rock means it's sunny.
a hot...
12-31-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,543
Posted By tgenec86

Budget vs. Idealism is always a REALLY bad...

Budget vs. Idealism is always a REALLY bad scenario. I recently acquired a true steal of a deal on Facebook Marketplace for an Italian racing frame, but then I decided I wanted to re-live my USPro...
12-22-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,627
Posted By tgenec86

*Imagined call to Soma" Good morning, Soma. ...

*Imagined call to Soma"
Good morning, Soma.
Hi, I have a frame I want to send back for defects.
I'm sorry to hear that - can you send me some details?
Sure, I can email them to you if you're at...
12-19-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 17,710
Posted By tgenec86

I can understand your point - having lived in the...

I can understand your point - having lived in the Atlanta GA area and watched my beautiful, quiet rural roads become crowded and dangerous with the massive unchecked development and the advent of...
12-13-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,627
Posted By tgenec86

I'll post the GOOD PART! Cosmetics We sell...

I'll post the GOOD PART! Cosmetics

We sell bicycles, bicycles parts and accessories to be used by people riding their bicycles on roads and trails in the real world. The real world can be a messy...
12-12-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,627
Posted By tgenec86

Dude. It's a $500 dollar frame. We're not...

Dude. It's a $500 dollar frame. We're not talking De Rosa or Colnago here. We're talking Soma - solid, nice, BASIC bikes.
12-12-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,627
Posted By tgenec86

Just took the time to browse the Soma website....

Just took the time to browse the Soma website. Well isn't that special...

Seriously?!? It's a $520 frame brand new and you got it at half price... I retract my former statement. NO, you should not...
12-12-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,870
Posted By tgenec86

If I go first I'll leave my wife the login &...

If I go first I'll leave my wife the login & password for this forum. I'm not responsible for what happens after that, but am reasonably sure my elaborate funeral will be cancelled in favor of being...
12-12-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,829
Posted By tgenec86

Solid YES - adaptors are "Industry Standard" and...

Solid YES - adaptors are "Industry Standard" and will fit any braze on derailleur. Many frames have the bracket welded, brazed, screwed, or riveted on, and no frame manufacturer is going to deal...
12-12-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,627
Posted By tgenec86

?? Those photo's are magnified close-up's, and...

?? Those photo's are magnified close-up's, and it's a hand-built steel frame. Your're going to get dings and paint chips bigger than that the first week you ride it. These three blemishes are...
12-11-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,829
Posted By tgenec86

Those are already Shimano shift levers on the...

Those are already Shimano shift levers on the bike. Can't see any reason why these adapters would not fit. Campy vs. Shimano cable ends are a non-issue as pretty much all cable ferrules are...
12-09-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,829
Posted By tgenec86

Cheez has been nothing but polite and...

Cheez has been nothing but polite and appreciative, has asked for help, and appears to be a devout Christian. He is not the one who appears to need adult intervention. Unless Cheez proves me wrong,...
12-06-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,013
Posted By tgenec86

Thoughts? Yes. I think posting my thoughts to...

Thoughts? Yes. I think posting my thoughts to someone with a overbearing opinion and a "bikesAX" to grind is mostly pointless.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 16,477
Posted By tgenec86

:popcorn Boy has this thread gone the...

:popcorn

Boy has this thread gone the distance. I've tried riding with earbuds before, but I just can't do it. Riding for me is a total experience where I'm feeling the road, the effort, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,289
Posted By tgenec86

I'll add three cents to this so we have a full...

I'll add three cents to this so we have a full nickel. FTP, output, ability to recover, drive & determination are all factors. Body type, muscle type, lung capacity (all genetic factors that you...
12-03-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,485
Posted By tgenec86

This gets deep into myth, lore, and unbridled...

This gets deep into myth, lore, and unbridled vicious opinion! Likely you have standard (15-16mm) rims, so going with a 25mm tire should go a long way towards smoothing out your ride. If you were...
12-03-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 15,307
Posted By tgenec86

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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11-12-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 21,616
Posted By tgenec86

It would never work. I mean, seriously - who'd...

It would never work. I mean, seriously - who'd buy them?
11-11-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 21,616
Posted By tgenec86

A well taken care of bike will present a drive...

A well taken care of bike will present a drive train with very few issues. New cables when needed, lube on a regular basis, a good, solid cleaning after riding in wet & dirty conditions. However -...
11-10-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,258
Posted By tgenec86

Follow-up. After a month of careful eBay...

Follow-up. After a month of careful eBay surveillance, I pounced on an excellent deal - a set of wheels with Maillard Professional Team Issue high flange hubs with what I have a suspicion are Rigida...
11-07-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 128,201
Posted By tgenec86

There is debate, and differences in state laws,...

There is debate, and differences in state laws, but for many car clubs and touring organizations, an antique car must be over 45 years old. There is a push right now to limit the moniker "antique"...
11-03-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,880
Posted By tgenec86

I'm in the process of putting together a bike...

I'm in the process of putting together a bike from a classic Italian manufacturer and in trying to find out the original component specifications I found that in 1992 they were only sold as frame &...
11-03-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 14,233
Posted By tgenec86

I used to commute from Duluth to Alpharetta GA...

I used to commute from Duluth to Alpharetta GA (about 20 miles). One morning I was coming up to a major intersection that has a very long light for the crossing road and saw a dump truck with a...
10-30-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 14,233
Posted By tgenec86

One more (I've got plenty). Screaming down a...

One more (I've got plenty). Screaming down a long descent in the Blue Ridge Parkway near Wintergreen Ski Resort, I passed a sport motorcycle - he shot past me again, so I let it all hang out and...
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