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09-15-15, 08:32 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 8,939
Posted By Blue Belly

Isn't that scary! Yes, mortgages aren't cheap,...

Isn't that scary! Yes, mortgages aren't cheap, neither are taxes, food, clothes, etc etc etc
09-15-15, 08:31 AM
09-15-15, 07:33 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 8,939
Posted By Blue Belly

"less bills, more affordable property" low...

"less bills, more affordable property"

low paying jobs don't pay mortgages.
09-15-15, 03:12 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 8,939
Posted By Blue Belly

Tats a wonderful idea but far from realistic.

Tats a wonderful idea but far from realistic.
09-14-15, 06:35 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 8,939
Posted By Blue Belly

how low/high? Low wages these days don't pay the...

how low/high? Low wages these days don't pay the bills, let alone a mortgage.
09-09-15, 04:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,953
Posted By Blue Belly

I don't think the brand matters as much as the...

I don't think the brand matters as much as the geometry, the tubing. This will likely lead you into the 80's with a high end typeset from Columbus or Reynolds. But, that's only the beginning. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-15, 05:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 870
Posted By Blue Belly

no one standard as far as what to make the...

no one standard as far as what to make the dropouts, BB, fork crown, headset etc, etc, out of. I built my own steel lugged frame & outfitted it to 17.5 lbs. w/ pedals & bottle cages. I could have...
09-08-15, 04:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,401
Posted By Blue Belly

If you drive a Ford F-350 4WD & you are looking...

If you drive a Ford F-350 4WD & you are looking at Porsche 914, are you expecting to sit, look over the hood & sAy to yourself, "yup, feels the same"?
its going to take time to adjust. But, when...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-15, 04:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,391
Posted By Blue Belly

I'm totally into it, camo fatigues with pad & bib...

I'm totally into it, camo fatigues with pad & bib straps. We like our off-roading, here in Vermont.....
09-08-15, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,395
Posted By Blue Belly

The only measurements that matter are the bottom...

The only measurements that matter are the bottom bracket in relation to your handlebars. Ideally you want to run a 110-120mm stem, though that can vary for personal preference. Everything else...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-15, 10:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,658
Posted By Blue Belly

I did it. I had a company vehicle so, the...

I did it. I had a company vehicle so, the expense wasn't an issue. However, the bike ride to & from(I was 5 miles) was amazing. Got home earlier than before & healthier.
The only down side was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-15, 06:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,963
Posted By Blue Belly

Something must be funky with you're fit or setup....

Something must be funky with you're fit or setup. Other than feeling like a contortionist, you should feel as if you have better control in the drops. Your center of gravity is lower & your hand...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-15, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,299
Posted By Blue Belly

Non original fork? Where is the dent(Lets call...

Non original fork? Where is the dent(Lets call it a dent)? I don't think frames w/o the original for are worth much unless you are 100% sure it specs out the same. & dents are pretty much a value...
09-06-15, 06:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,044
Posted By Blue Belly

Which one? Seriously though... I buy them,...

Which one?
Seriously though... I buy them, build them up to my preferences & ride them for a while. If I like them, they stay forever. If I don't, I sell them. I don't see any sense in keeping...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-15, 04:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,682
Posted By Blue Belly

I was merely referring to the dampening qualities...

I was merely referring to the dampening qualities of CF vs Aluminum, considering the longer length of seat posts, these days. I don't know if it's something I would feel, either. Though, it doesn't...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-15, 04:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,411
Posted By Blue Belly

This is what I was hoping for. something...

This is what I was hoping for. something unusual, in this thread. . My point being, migraines are personal. I have migraines, & a couple friends who get them, as well. We all have similar habits...
09-05-15, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By Blue Belly

Try Santini or Nalini. Last time I bought they...

Try Santini or Nalini. Last time I bought they had a range of options.
09-05-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,845
Posted By Blue Belly

You have to ride it. Do what makes you happy. I...

You have to ride it. Do what makes you happy. I generally keep everything in the Campagnolo family for ease of maintenance/tools & swapping parts. We also have a period Dura Ace bike. Picked that...
09-05-15, 06:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,787
Posted By Blue Belly

If you're building up a 126 rear bike just look...

If you're building up a 126 rear bike just look for a shimano 7400 group on eBay. Forget the brifters. You can find plenty of 130 frames pretty reasonably
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-15, 08:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,682
Posted By Blue Belly

With sloping top tubes & vibration dampening...

With sloping top tubes & vibration dampening qualities of carbon fiber, they should help in the comfort chain.
09-05-15, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Blue Belly

A quick read on salt & blood pressure will scare...

A quick read on salt & blood pressure will scare the crap out of you. We shouldn't naturally need more salt than comes naturally in foods. If you are to add salt to anything you should be very...
09-05-15, 03:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,070
Posted By Blue Belly

I think the point that it's still a bunch of...

I think the point that it's still a bunch of gears on a bike is on par. If you take a top road bicycle from 1980 vs 2015, visually they will be night & day different. The complexity of the...
09-05-15, 03:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,070
Posted By Blue Belly

that is/has been common across most industries. ...

that is/has been common across most industries. Consumer awareness is what is lacking
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-15, 02:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By Blue Belly

It's up to you where to spend your money. ...

It's up to you where to spend your money. Concerning components, It really depends, piece to piece. Often times the highest level & the next step down are fairly comparable in performance, weight...
09-05-15, 02:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,731
Posted By Blue Belly

You guys make it sound like pulling a BB is like...

You guys make it sound like pulling a BB is like changing the timing chain on a small block Chevy. If the BB is still operating like it should, don't F with it. It only takes a few minutes to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-15, 02:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,968
Posted By Blue Belly

Mechanically born & raised. I like my local bike...

Mechanically born & raised. I like my local bike mechanic & I throw him money from time to time but, the only time he works on my bike is if it requires a tool I don't have or want to own.
09-04-15, 03:51 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,822
Posted By Blue Belly

When I was strong I would often ride my steel...

When I was strong I would often ride my steel bikes In our group ride. A lot of people didn't like that ;)
09-04-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 862
Posted By Blue Belly

I've stored bikes with relatives but never bought...

I've stored bikes with relatives but never bought to drop.
Forum: Introductions
09-04-15, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Blue Belly

Cooperstown is a beautiful place! Should be some...

Cooperstown is a beautiful place! Should be some great riding there!
Mate you looking to do touring type riding or more performance oriented?
09-04-15, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,437
Posted By Blue Belly

People sell a lot of parts on eBay. If they...

People sell a lot of parts on eBay. If they shift As bad as the set I had, he'd be better off replacing them with DT shifters.
09-04-15, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,419
Posted By Blue Belly

when I was in grade school, they passed around a...

when I was in grade school, they passed around a bucket to put change in. That money went to re plating that dude standing up on the axle.
09-04-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By Blue Belly

A lot of stuff out there & nothing seems to fit...

A lot of stuff out there & nothing seems to fit the bill. I know how you feel. It took me a while but, I found a lightweight campagnolo rain jacket. Super lightweight & does the job well. It's...
09-04-15, 03:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,778
Posted By Blue Belly

endurance + strength. The more often you can...

endurance + strength. The more often you can ride, the longer rides you can do, the faster you will get. Ride to work, throw a few hills in. Get a long ride in on the weekend, throw hills in....
09-03-15, 02:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,935
Posted By Blue Belly

Yes, & I don't care if you hate me for it!

Yes, & I don't care if you hate me for it!
09-03-15, 02:20 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 19,258
Posted By Blue Belly

Stage 16 should be fun. That's where it "could"...

Stage 16 should be fun. That's where it "could" be decided. I agree the top 3 are close enough for anything to happen right now. Aru will need more time
09-02-15, 02:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,584
Posted By Blue Belly

on my list as well, damn your eyes! Very cool! ...

on my list as well, damn your eyes! Very cool! If the tires have latex tubes & they are old, you may not get more than a couple blocks away before they flat. Those latex tubes are like rubber...
09-02-15, 02:14 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,401
Posted By Blue Belly

colorado seems to be the new popular place to...

colorado seems to be the new popular place to move. Must be something to that.
09-01-15, 05:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,956
Posted By Blue Belly

Just testing different markets. Of course they...

Just testing different markets. Of course they are on the rise. Armstrong made cycling the new "vogue" for middle aged men of prominence.
09-01-15, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 920
Posted By Blue Belly

You should start with problem areas. Problems...

You should start with problem areas. Problems shifting? Too much flex in a crank arm? That type of thing. After that, wheels. Get the best that you can.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-15, 04:41 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,595
Posted By Blue Belly

completely depends on geometry. Some of the...

completely depends on geometry. Some of the older frames had added height but, not so much length.
I think the most important consideration is balance. You have a few cm range that should work...
09-01-15, 04:35 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,401
Posted By Blue Belly

Sounds like a great place to be a cyclist.

Sounds like a great place to be a cyclist.
09-01-15, 04:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,401
Posted By Blue Belly

can you elaborate? Intrigued

can you elaborate? Intrigued
08-31-15, 07:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,254
Posted By Blue Belly

the later steel frames, early nineties usually...

the later steel frames, early nineties usually had 130 spacing. I saw a Moser go for $150, a couple weeks ago(eBay). Kick myself for not snatching that one up. There are plenty of frames of that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-15, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 449
Posted By Blue Belly

The first of many, I'm sure! That's a great...

The first of many, I'm sure! That's a great frame, get out & enjoy your handy work!
08-31-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,284
Posted By Blue Belly

Yes, the Wife's Cilo. I don't have a problem...

Yes, the Wife's Cilo. I don't have a problem holding onto it but, it's way to small for me. SLX Tubing, full 7400 dura ace. Maybe it needs to sit a few more years.
08-31-15, 05:57 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,401
Posted By Blue Belly

yeah, I love Portland. It's a bit much though. ...

yeah, I love Portland. It's a bit much though. We considered moving back there before deciding on Vermont. We just couldn't bring ourselves to do it. It's not exactly the place I remembered. I...
08-31-15, 05:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,401
Posted By Blue Belly

I need to visit such a place!

I need to visit such a place!
08-31-15, 05:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,401
Posted By Blue Belly

all the reasons I've avoided it :).

all the reasons I've avoided it :).
08-31-15, 05:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,401
Posted By Blue Belly

I'll agree with you there! & yes, Ashland is...

I'll agree with you there! & yes, Ashland is beautiful! That whole area is! I was born on Salem, grew up there & Portland area. A lot has changed!
08-31-15, 05:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,401
Posted By Blue Belly

I'm not one who does well in the heat. Los...

I'm not one who does well in the heat. Los Angeles wasn't terrible. There were days I wouldn't/couldn't ride but, I acclimated pretty well & rode a lot in the earlier morning hours. The air...
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