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11-05-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,259
Posted By SoreFeet

Never, but I bet anything is more quiet than...

Never, but I bet anything is more quiet than these modern freehubs. They sound so terrible.
11-05-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,868
Posted By SoreFeet

You are very lucky...slow down and take it...

You are very lucky...slow down and take it easy...Bike paths are great like that...no traffic go at a good clip, then deer, skunks, and stupid humans they just appear out of nowhere. Did you have a...
11-05-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
Posted By SoreFeet

Buy used...find somebody who bought the wrong...

Buy used...find somebody who bought the wrong size, or just find somebody who bought it and didn't use it. Theres no sense in paying 2k for something that's just going to depreciate in value when you...
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By SoreFeet

You got a deal if it fits, give it a go. Though I...

You got a deal if it fits, give it a go. Though I gotta say those skinny tires would give me great pain and not inspire much confidence in the turns. I can't believe the crazy speed people go on our...
11-05-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By SoreFeet

Specialized Levo help...Womens medium for a man? Torquey annoying motor

My dad bought this bike. I believe it is a 2018 model...yeah he got a deal or so he says. Anyways we are close to the same height...maybe he's a little less than 3/4 an inch taller.

I rode it...
11-05-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By SoreFeet

They are all the same really. I wouldn't fuss....

They are all the same really. I wouldn't fuss. Just get whats cheap and fits. Giant is the biggest manufacture of imported bikes...I mean it really doesn't matter.

For what it's worth...just get...
11-05-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,294
Posted By SoreFeet

Vintage or modern is good. The question is how...

Vintage or modern is good. The question is how casual of a rider? Is it going to be ridden a lot? Or is this more of an infrequent riding habit? I'd say discs are great and really nice. But if it's...
08-01-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,618
Posted By SoreFeet

MIPS is a joke. That little improvement isn't...

MIPS is a joke. That little improvement isn't going to do anything to prevent head trauma. Helmets are only effective in mild crashes...it's absurd to think people have so much faith in helmets.
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06-26-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,398
Posted By SoreFeet

They are all the same. Do you want to ride off...

They are all the same. Do you want to ride off road more than on? If it's a 50/50 thing yes get a drop bar not flat bar.

However if you primarily think of hitting trails on weekends frequently,...
06-26-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,287
Posted By SoreFeet

When I bought my 72 Masi the downtube shifters...

When I bought my 72 Masi the downtube shifters had me take my eye off the road one minute...I bumped into a parked car...and then a police officer was giving me the stink eye, but he just said "oh...
06-26-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,795
Posted By SoreFeet

Yes that's true a new gravel bike with indexed...

Yes that's true a new gravel bike with indexed shifting...nope, gimme the barcon. Also these lower tiered bikes don't have the components.

I want hydraulic discs if I'm to spend money on a bike....
06-26-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,795
Posted By SoreFeet

New gravel bike 3000$...old MTB converted to drops...couple hundred

Of course it's not as light and stiff, but the utility of it is just the same.

The best thing I ever did was convert the MTB to drops. That 1.4 michelin slick tire is 18$...so if they wear out,...
06-26-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By SoreFeet

Damn you guys are good.

Damn you guys are good.
05-23-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,586
Posted By SoreFeet

Sure did...not exactly sure the model. My 64 was...

Sure did...not exactly sure the model. My 64 was a real sweet ride how is your fork? Do you have the nicely swept out tips?

Honesty I miss that frame, rode it fixie up a huge climb and that frame...
05-23-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,827
Posted By SoreFeet

Vintage Mafac...lot less money, same performance....

Vintage Mafac...lot less money, same performance. Stiffer build costs more for the fact they they are new...But here's something to chew on...he's charging you over 150$ for a set of vintage style...
05-22-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,584
Posted By SoreFeet

I would not use those Compas tires with that...

I would not use those Compas tires with that wimpy Panaracer type casing. It's supple, it rides great, and then it tears and there goes 50$ a tire...not for me been there don't that.
05-22-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,922
Posted By SoreFeet

The handlebar setup also changes the way a seat...

The handlebar setup also changes the way a seat feels. but a seat should be comfortable.


You will feel the seat press on your bones, but it should not hurt. Soft seats don't support the spine...
05-22-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 34,830
Posted By SoreFeet

In propery english I have to say steel frames are...

In propery english I have to say steel frames are more funner than carbon.

Vintage frames of all types exist, lot's never ridden and in pristine shape. Mixing and matching old parts to get a nice...
05-15-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By SoreFeet

The old eyes played tricks on me...I thought you...

The old eyes played tricks on me...I thought you were using manly man gears, then I realize oh yes it is a Campy triple...that's a nice touch.
05-15-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,131
Posted By SoreFeet

Nice old frames...Trek was such a nice steel...

Nice old frames...Trek was such a nice steel frame maker...now they are just so ugly. I wish they'd make 531 frames again. Like adjusted to inflation I'm pretty sure nobody could do it like Trek used...
05-15-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,236
Posted By SoreFeet

Just get a new tin of the Brooks goop and ride...

Just get a new tin of the Brooks goop and ride it.
05-15-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,185
Posted By SoreFeet

Get an e-bike :) No really don't stress. If...

Get an e-bike :)

No really don't stress. If that's your pace that's not terribly bad.

Average speeds change. Pushing bigger gears to get faster can cause knee damage or muscle injury. Ride...
05-15-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,126
Posted By SoreFeet

My butt hurts looking at those Brooks... ...

My butt hurts looking at those Brooks...

Nothing better than an MTB converted to a roadie with drops...26 inch tires with slicks so plush and stable. You got a really nice bike. I hope it goes...
12-08-17, 09:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 22,675
Posted By SoreFeet

You could also consider a vintage bike...if cost...

You could also consider a vintage bike...if cost is a concern. Lot's vintage garage queen bikes exist quite cheaply. The vintage Cannondales are sweet.

Also Specialized...a 200$ like new vintage...
12-07-17, 10:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,944
Posted By SoreFeet

You should send the fork in to Andersens and have...

You should send the fork in to Andersens and have it plated...they can chrome it up nicely :) sure it will cost, but man that crown deserves to gleam.
12-07-17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By SoreFeet

Park Tool service rocks

Had ordered some parts to repair my pump from amazon...I was missing a few bits and they sent them free of charge...

All 60 cents worth of parts...And if this repair works my pump should go for...
09-23-17, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,996
Posted By SoreFeet

Simplex retro friction shifters all the way...

Simplex retro friction shifters all the way...
09-23-17, 12:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,490
Posted By SoreFeet

The lugwork is ugly, the fork is ugly, and the...

The lugwork is ugly, the fork is ugly, and the crankset is stupid...hell it might as well be a cottered crank on that. Ideally you'd modernize the classics a bit.

Yes it looks like a cheap...
09-23-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,911
Posted By SoreFeet

The Team Pro is the best for the buck...get a...

The Team Pro is the best for the buck...get a used one on Ebay...just look really carefully at all the rivets and welds...also the leather should be free of major fuzz and checks.

Honestly that...
09-23-17, 12:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,065
Posted By SoreFeet

If you can get into the hubs of the Park Pre...

If you can get into the hubs of the Park Pre bike...get those fixed up...the Exage hubs are okay when serviced...a little grinding maybe, if the cones aren't too shot, use some light weight grease...
09-23-17, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,831
Posted By SoreFeet

If the lever cracks while you are going fast down...

If the lever cracks while you are going fast down a hill, there is a chance you might make the frame shimmy...and lose it.
09-23-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,490
Posted By SoreFeet

LOL I paid 800$ for my 73 Masi with twin plate...

LOL I paid 800$ for my 73 Masi with twin plate fork...and it came with an extra set of rims with phil hubs laced to Mavic Modules...but of course i sold it like a fool...
09-23-17, 10:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,065
Posted By SoreFeet

Compass tires are just re-badged Panaracers with...

Compass tires are just re-badged Panaracers with a different tread. I could just get Pasela.

I think the casing is kind of weak on those tires...be it Pasella or Compass branded Panaracers.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-17, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,680
Posted By SoreFeet

Okay...let's get simple here. Adjust the...

Okay...let's get simple here.

Adjust the rear derailleur barrel, that should align the angle of the derailleur cage to catch the highest geared cog....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-17, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,148
Posted By SoreFeet

The Arione is a better saddle in terms of riding...

The Arione is a better saddle in terms of riding positions and comfort. I'd consider that one over the Aliante. It's not that it's more expensive, it's just that the Aliante with it's horned...
09-22-17, 08:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,065
Posted By SoreFeet

The saddle is an on going conflict. I tried the...

The saddle is an on going conflict. I tried the Brooks Flyer...my butt sagged into the metal, it felt like a sofa, but my bones were sore. I had a San Marco copper rivet mounted...

But now I'm...
09-22-17, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,831
Posted By SoreFeet

They are nice light weight vintage brakes....

They are nice light weight vintage brakes. Honestly I wouldn't use the original Universal Levers or hoods...but they are also really light weight :)

I felt more secure using a Tektro lever and...
09-22-17, 04:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,065
Posted By SoreFeet

MTB slicks :) Yeah...probably gonna be sweet

I just ordered a set of Michelin slicks...21$ a pop...so hope they work good. I was going to get the more premium light weight model but I figured the standard is good.

1.4 size...I thought that...
09-19-17, 05:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,650
Posted By SoreFeet

Take it to a real bicycle mechanic...Truing a...

Take it to a real bicycle mechanic...Truing a wheel is really a skill...somebody with experience can take a hop out of a rim to a pretty good level...they can also tension the wheel properly and get...
09-16-17, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By SoreFeet

The head haunco did the work and I went to school...

The head haunco did the work and I went to school with the guy...so I don't want to complain too much. I think the action of the rear derailleur could be better, but then again it's 19 years old and...
09-15-17, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,201
Posted By SoreFeet

Leave it whole...Use lot's of elbow grease...or...

Leave it whole...Use lot's of elbow grease...or just a dab of simichrome...It'll get dirty again :) But simichrome is good.
09-15-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,955
Posted By SoreFeet

Klein Aluminum with press fit cartridge bearing...

Klein Aluminum with press fit cartridge bearing bottom brackets...those were pretty sweet and the integrated welded stems on the MTB's were neat.
09-15-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By SoreFeet

9 speed bar ends with brake housing for shift cables/shift cable woes

So I had some cabling done at my local bike co-op...I didn't really feel like wrenching. They used brake cable housing for my shifting, it's friction....

I guess I am wondering...shouldn't they...
09-05-17, 11:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,500
Posted By SoreFeet

My butt hurts thinking of all those Brooks, to...

My butt hurts thinking of all those Brooks, to each his own rear :)

I spy me some Panaracer tires...always had terrible like with the sidewalls getting cut up...

I dig the Brooks pro with...
09-05-17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,205
Posted By SoreFeet

Grey skies here in the north bay...we are getting...

Grey skies here in the north bay...we are getting so much particulate from the fires, it's gloomy.
09-05-17, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By SoreFeet

Get a oxy torch welder, order some lugs and tubes...

Get a oxy torch welder, order some lugs and tubes from nova and go to town :) Enjoy the new lab.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-17, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,916
Posted By SoreFeet

Steel will be more supple and forgiving depending...

Steel will be more supple and forgiving depending on geometry...Gunnar has other options apart from the roadie.

If you want stiff and responsive its better to look outside the Gunnar range. But if...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-17, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,956
Posted By SoreFeet

Forget about carbon...yes it's great. But you...

Forget about carbon...yes it's great. But you compromise buying a complete carbon bike.

Dollar for dollar you are best getting a barebones basic aluminum frame and building it with a good wheelset...
09-05-17, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,762
Posted By SoreFeet

LOL thanks guys...Funny I just got a set of...

LOL thanks guys...Funny I just got a set of Vittoria Zaffiro these are the new compound with G...graphene whatever...

Anways...The 23C seems to be really narrow yet the 25C tire seems much wider....
09-05-17, 09:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,929
Posted By SoreFeet

Looks fun...I sold my Masi with twin plate...

Looks fun...I sold my Masi with twin plate fork...oh man I miss the frame. But it got a full restore by somebody...so it's all good.

I think I have a 24 hole Martano NOS...in the garage if you...
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