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01-24-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 819
Posted By USAZorro

The short answer is: for fun. Expanded...

The short answer is: for fun.

Expanded explanation: Well, when you have a Raleigh Super Course frame that has a "too far gone to keep" original finish, and you're lacking a 3-speed, but 3...
01-23-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,510
Posted By USAZorro

Compare to the lugs and top tube braze-ons of the...

Compare to the lugs and top tube braze-ons of the C-Itoh that is sitting on my trainer until I can come across a mixte. (I would have passed on it if it didn't have two fresh tires in a size I...
01-22-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 819
Posted By USAZorro

I may come back to ask for that visual. ...

I may come back to ask for that visual.



The RD works like a charm. I am 99.99% certain that I'd have no issues shifting if I could bring the FD down farther (to within 3-5mm of the rings). ...
01-19-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,600
Posted By USAZorro

That would be an incorrect guess. :) ...

That would be an incorrect guess. :)

Several of those are my wife's bicycles. :thumb:
01-18-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,600
Posted By USAZorro

Oh what a door has been opened with this thread. ...

Oh what a door has been opened with this thread. :roflmao2:

Here are some of the Raleighs... I have several other bicycles from other makers also.

...
12-08-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,637
Posted By USAZorro

Raleigh Fireball DTR coaster (single speed...

Raleigh Fireball DTR coaster (single speed coaster brake) - in gold. (thanks to whomever loaded the catalog)

...
12-06-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,439
Posted By USAZorro

I am a minimalist. Why put a treasured bicycle...

I am a minimalist. Why put a treasured bicycle somewhere that it will collect sweat? I'd hate to ride this tank out on the road, but on the trainer... all the negatives just don't matter. Though...
11-20-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,230
Posted By USAZorro

I had to go back in time a few years to find a...

I had to go back in time a few years to find a NDS picture. This was how the Competition looked pre-gugificazione.

...
11-13-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,488
Posted By USAZorro

Beautiful. Will be interested to hear what you...

Beautiful. Will be interested to hear what you think of it after you ride it. I acquired a 1974 (no longer with an original set up, but with a configuration that works very well) from sloar a...
11-12-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,882
Posted By USAZorro

I know someone who built an airplane in his...

I know someone who built an airplane in his basement. From the start he had a plan to get it out, but that plan required opening a hole in one wall of the basement. His story...
11-11-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,882
Posted By USAZorro

I'm thinking of gardening and woodworking... and...

I'm thinking of gardening and woodworking... and perhaps trying my hand at building a kayak or canoe.
11-11-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,882
Posted By USAZorro

Doomsday... errrr... retirement prepping. I...

Doomsday... errrr... retirement prepping. I enjoy the mechanical aspect of the hobby and the riding, but need to get back to doing more riding and less wrenching. I expect to have other creative...
11-11-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 737
Posted By USAZorro

Possibly this is a 1973 build that was made just...

Possibly this is a 1973 build that was made just before the new serial scheme went into effect?
11-10-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 737
Posted By USAZorro

ok - I see pictures now. I agree with it being a...

ok - I see pictures now. I agree with it being a Record, built in Ireland. The graphics aren't what I'd expect from a 1970 (they had different script and an oval headbadge). It's possible that it...
11-10-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 737
Posted By USAZorro

Any pictures? A serial number? Seatpost...

Any pictures? A serial number? Seatpost diameter? Color combination? It's really had to identify a frame based on the components, as they can be - and often are changed over the lifetime of a...
11-08-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,009
Posted By USAZorro

One "bike change" away from the triple. ...

One "bike change" away from the triple. :innocent:

Hoping to see some return to normal (if not in 2021, hopefully in 2022). Things have been turbulent here as well. Broadcast rules and recent...
10-30-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,009
Posted By USAZorro

I have to confess. My hospice nurse has been the...

I have to confess. My hospice nurse has been the key to my competitiveness. :innocent:
10-29-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,009
Posted By USAZorro

This is the sort of stage I picked Cavagna and...

This is the sort of stage I picked Cavagna and Peters for. No idea how they feel, but they're plucky riders who could possibly pull something off.
10-26-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,943
Posted By USAZorro

Translation: There's been a pharmaceutical...

Translation: There's been a pharmaceutical breakthrough. :innocent:
10-25-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,943
Posted By USAZorro

MTBrider had me sweating bullets. ooga-booga is...

MTBrider had me sweating bullets. ooga-booga is always a force. If poor Daryl hasn't been left to bleed out in a bathtub somewhere south of the equator, the kidney snatcher can't be left without...
10-24-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,043
Posted By USAZorro

Tubeless tires. I could see an attraction if I...

Tubeless tires. I could see an attraction if I lived where there are goatheads, but I don't. Very intentionally.
Electronic shifting. I fantasize about having a unit that effectively jams every unit...
10-20-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,009
Posted By USAZorro

You have no idea how awesome I'd be at this... or...

You have no idea how awesome I'd be at this... or managing a team in the English Premier League. :innocent:

Seriously though. Whomever they have doing the planning and hiring is delusional.
10-20-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,009
Posted By USAZorro

I think any of us could replace whomever is...

I think any of us could replace whomever is calling the shots at Israel Start up. The only rider on their squad (current or future) that I'd lobby to retain in their apparent roles is Dowsett...
10-19-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,727
Posted By USAZorro

Rather un-thought-through statement, imo. ...

Rather un-thought-through statement, imo. First-off he's a lot closer to 30 than 20. Second, whatever the measured transmission rate it, the virus has the capacity to adversely affect pulminary and...
10-16-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,943
Posted By USAZorro

Whomever called Ulissi - savvy choice. I'm not...

Whomever called Ulissi - savvy choice. I'm not thrilled that UAE is accumulating a stable of talented young riders, but have to think - who the hell ate Molteni sausage? :innocent:
10-15-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,943
Posted By USAZorro

Great read at that link. There have been several...

Great read at that link. There have been several times when an Onion article took a minute to register as a fake.

Raising a Shiner Bock to the forum.
10-15-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,943
Posted By USAZorro

Never write off someone merely because their...

Never write off someone merely because their parents have challenges with spelling.
10-13-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,943
Posted By USAZorro

Geraint was quick to post a gif, so perhaps...

Geraint was quick to post a gif, so perhaps there's some spite at work. Making the whole peloton think, "who's next"? :innocent:
10-13-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,943
Posted By USAZorro

Peter! Monkey is off the back.

Peter! Monkey is off the back.
10-11-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,191
Posted By USAZorro

Good to see another young American displaying...

Good to see another young American displaying some promise. Note that very few of them live up to the highest expectations. It's a rough sport.

Tejay used to participate in the Road Forum here...
10-08-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,943
Posted By USAZorro

Hope Demare crashes. lol Actually, I'd...

Hope Demare crashes. lol

Actually, I'd rather see Peter dust him.
10-02-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By USAZorro

Interesting fireplace. Have had a '71-ish...

Interesting fireplace.

Have had a '71-ish Fuji Finest for about 15 years and 3 or 4 configurations. Has been through many miles and 3 Seagulls with me. Even saw me safely over a very bewildered...
10-02-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,243
Posted By USAZorro

fwiw - I have SB1092, and although I haven't had...

fwiw - I have SB1092, and although I haven't had the rear "cold set", the 753 tubing tolerates a 9 speed in the rear.

Great to have one with a traceable history. From what I gather, mine was one...
10-02-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,151
Posted By USAZorro

Of those three, that pink 'Nago would be what I'd...

Of those three, that pink 'Nago would be what I'd pursue. I say this being an inveterate Raleighphile, but it seems you know your style of riding, and frankly, what American in their right mind...
10-02-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,627
Posted By USAZorro

I'll weigh in. I had/have a rando dream also, but...

I'll weigh in. I had/have a rando dream also, but at my age, PBP might never happen, so I'm attuned to your window of opportunity. If you intend to prepare on the bicycle you're going to take, I...
09-28-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By USAZorro

Yeah. Pogacar is a good and honorable kid who...

Yeah. Pogacar is a good and honorable kid who learned a lesson. To my viewing, it didn't look like Roglic was on a good day when Pogacar launched. If that was the case, Roglic should have told...
09-24-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,027
Posted By USAZorro

His whole strategy was to not put himself into...

His whole strategy was to not put himself into the red until either at the end of the stage, or when things became desperate for him (or someone else on his team as we saw in 2018 or 2019). I would...
09-22-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3,564
Views: 321,873
Posted By USAZorro

That would work. Let me know the details in PM...

That would work. Let me know the details in PM or e-mail, please.

Thanks,

John
09-20-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 14,070
Posted By USAZorro

It was after stage 8. Pinot looked like me...

It was after stage 8. Pinot looked like me trying to ride up any incline that day, and I really thought he was through.

I'd like to make a suggestion. I think it is a fair and constructive one...
09-20-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 14,070
Posted By USAZorro

Well, seeing as it sounded as though he was...

Well, seeing as it sounded as though he was referring to a singular event (rather than a strategy that changed leaders like one should change undergarments), I figure he was likely looking at me.
...
09-19-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 14,070
Posted By USAZorro

Then let's go back 9 years and disqualify Wiggins...

Then let's go back 9 years and disqualify Wiggins and give Froome that 5th victory that has now has no shot at ever claiming. :innocent:

Sorry you didn't get to watch the most entertaining TdF in...
09-17-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 14,070
Posted By USAZorro

Yet this year's tour has been less boring despite...

Yet this year's tour has been less boring despite the tactic being employed.

For me, I think a lot has to do with the rider - and the Director. I happen to think Brailsford is the most arrogant,...
09-17-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By USAZorro

Israel start-up seems to be only hiring riders...

Israel start-up seems to be only hiring riders who used to be able to win. :innocent: Richie might still be a year or two away from meeting their criteria.
09-17-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 14,070
Posted By USAZorro

I was hoping that Caleb would get bounced. He's...

I was hoping that Caleb would get bounced. He's a great sprinter for sure, but he's a joke when there's a gradient added.
09-15-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 14,070
Posted By USAZorro

I give that excuse a 0.0001% chance of not being...

I give that excuse a 0.0001% chance of not being BS. I was just asking so that I could offer the sucker who'd buy that bridge a nice insurance policy. :innocent:

Sunday night, I saw someone...
09-15-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 14,070
Posted By USAZorro

I heard speculation tv today that Bernal is...

I heard speculation tv today that Bernal is deliberately losing time so that he can be in it for a stage win tomorrow. Anyone want to buy that bridge?
09-15-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 14,070
Posted By USAZorro

I'm thinking Caleb is going to have to pull one...

I'm thinking Caleb is going to have to pull one out his butt to avoid elimination tomorrow.

Poga/Roglic/Some other GC contender at the finish.
09-13-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,386
Posted By USAZorro

Actually, I was posting about Pogacar.

Actually, I was posting about Pogacar.
09-13-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 14,070
Posted By USAZorro

:thumb: Crash and burn, baby! (been waiting...

:thumb: Crash and burn, baby! (been waiting for this since Wiggo's 100% unbelieveable performance). Nothing against Bernal or Thomas mind you, but maybe Brailsford will finally lose some of his...
09-12-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 14,070
Posted By USAZorro

And with this said, Stage 15 seems pretty similar...

And with this said, Stage 15 seems pretty similar to stage 13.

Bora will mount full-on assault until the sprint point - breakaway unlikely to succeed before then.
More gaps. Expect the primary...
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