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07-21-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 892
Posted By speedevil

RAIN 2019. I made it to the lunch stop, 95 miles...

RAIN 2019. I made it to the lunch stop, 95 miles in, and called it there. Temps were in the triple digits by then. I was lucky enough to find a good samaritan that could take me and my bike on to...
04-12-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By speedevil

The makers of Effetto Mariposa Caronga tape say...

The makers of Effetto Mariposa Caronga tape say that the rim should be completely clean for the best bond between the tire and the rim. Other makers may have different recommendations, but tape will...
03-21-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,781
Posted By speedevil

I don't fault you one bit for that. I have some...

I don't fault you one bit for that. I have some I'm not going to beat on either, but there are a couple that could be beaten if necessary. Remember last year's HH?
03-21-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,781
Posted By speedevil

Wow! That looks great, Allan. Can't wait to see...

Wow! That looks great, Allan. Can't wait to see it on the road. Is it a maybe for the Bourbon ride?
03-04-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,005
Posted By speedevil

For a data point, my 1989 ST 600 had a rear...

For a data point, my 1989 ST 600 had a rear dropout width of 128mm, so it would work for both 126 and 130 OLD hubs.
03-02-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,005
Posted By speedevil

Are the chainstays dimpled on your ST? I'm not...

Are the chainstays dimpled on your ST? I'm not sure of the year when that change was made - I believe it was 1988 or 89. My 1989 ST has dimpled chainstays with caliper brakes not cantis. I...
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01-11-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,103
Posted By speedevil

OK. ...

OK.


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01-08-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,100
Posted By speedevil

I have 198 extra drive screws in sizes 00 and 0...

I have 198 extra drive screws in sizes 00 and 0 that I bought from McMaster-Carr. I'm happy to put a few of each size in an envelope to you, just let me know. PM is fine.
01-04-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,008
Posted By speedevil

I have this one in my office, with two Lemond...

I have this one in my office, with two Lemond bikes on it now. The "feet" are sitting on the wood floor, and have not slipped. You can set the left and right top tube supports independently if your...
12-18-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,781
Posted By speedevil

Really nice Allan, can't wait to see it in person.

Really nice Allan, can't wait to see it in person.
12-14-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,196
Posted By speedevil

Looks great. But it doesn't seem very well...

Looks great. But it doesn't seem very well locked up for a college town with the cable wrapped around the top tube.

That is a nice color, and I haven't seen many in that color, 2 or 3, max.
12-13-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,990
Posted By speedevil

Agreed on the drivers on these roads - I've not...

Agreed on the drivers on these roads - I've not had a single close pass, not a single car horn in LBL. The drivers wait behind you as you crest a hill and pass when it's clear. They don't seem to...
12-11-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,990
Posted By speedevil

The 3rd Annual Bourbon and Tobacco Tour

UPDATE 6/11//2020 - NEW DATES! September 12-13, 2020.


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12-09-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 687
Posted By speedevil

I don't actually have a dented head tube, but I'm...

I don't actually have a dented head tube, but I'm working to prevent having a dented head tube.

I need to use drive screws to reattach a head badge, so my plan is to find a socket of the proper...
11-15-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 723
Posted By speedevil

This is correct. I have Veloce on my Merckx, and...

This is correct. I have Veloce on my Merckx, and the shifters are ultrashift, which moves multiple cogs both up and down. I think they are pre-2014. The more recent Veloce shifters are...
11-13-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,508
Posted By speedevil

Same here, as recommended by nomadmax. Mine are...

Same here, as recommended by nomadmax. Mine are the dumb version. Not an expert yet, by any measure, but I'm working at it.
11-05-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By speedevil

I can say with certainty that the 7403 freehub...

I can say with certainty that the 7403 freehub will handle a 10 speed cassette. I had a set of very nice 7400 hubs with a 7401 freehub. Since 7403 freehubs are basically unobtanium, I was lucky...
11-05-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,865
Posted By speedevil

I think that being a motorcyclist and a cyclist...

I think that being a motorcyclist and a cyclist has made me a better driver. Both two-wheeled contraptions are vulnerable against 2-ton-plus vehicles and the higher speeds for MCs result in more...
10-31-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,351
Posted By speedevil

I thought the follow car driver/passenger was...

I thought the follow car driver/passenger was supposed to open them and hand them to the rider. Maybe I'm wrong.
10-31-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,261
Posted By speedevil

My favorite, with a slight C&V leaning: ...

My favorite, with a slight C&V leaning:

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10-29-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By speedevil

Don't forget the 3rd annual Bourbon and Tobacco...

Don't forget the 3rd annual Bourbon and Tobacco Tour - planning on a mid-April weekend. Recon ride late March?

Horsey Hundred - May 22-24. Might conflict with SOTR.

Bourbon Country Burn in...
10-28-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,791
Posted By speedevil

But I just lit up a Lucky Strike!

But I just lit up a Lucky Strike!
10-27-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,791
Posted By speedevil

Melt implies warmth, there wasn't a lot of that...

Melt implies warmth, there wasn't a lot of that on Saturday.
10-13-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By speedevil

If you're looking for a shock-absorbing stem,...

If you're looking for a shock-absorbing stem, there is one available. It's called Redshift Shockstop (https://redshiftsports.com/shockstop-suspension-stem). There are many reviews for it - google...
10-13-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,461
Posted By speedevil

A quick check shows that the domain registration...

A quick check shows that the domain registration is current. Checking the DNS "A" record and pinging the site shows DNS is working and the server hosting the site is up.

I haven't used nmap so I...
10-08-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,349
Posted By speedevil

I've done this ride before, actually it was my...

I've done this ride before, actually it was my first get-together with folks from BF. It was a good time. I rode a Bianchi Limited that I had just rebuilt - I should have kept that bike.

But...
10-06-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 13,078
Posted By speedevil

+100 for this. I just cleaned the old glue off...

+100 for this. I just cleaned the old glue off the rims and taped on a set of Vittoria Corsa Speed tubulars for my Masi build. The Effetto glue remover worked very well, and the rims looked as if...
10-06-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,205
Posted By speedevil

Very nice nomadmax. Well worth the trip to...

Very nice nomadmax. Well worth the trip to Milwaukee, obviously.
10-04-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,462
Posted By speedevil

There might be something going on in WI around...

There might be something going on in WI around that time - not sure but worth paying attention to the C&V subforum just in case.

There were some noises about a C&V ride in the Mineral Point area...
10-04-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,927
Posted By speedevil

I've heard the story. It's a good one, and Allan...

I've heard the story. It's a good one, and Allan tells it well.
10-04-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,927
Posted By speedevil

I'm fairly certain that a carbon bike with...

I'm fairly certain that a carbon bike with Shimano components would ***plode under Allan before he got to the start line. Not 100% certain, but with rounding, yes. OK, fine, 99.9999999999999%.
10-04-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 802
Views: 79,869
Posted By speedevil

^^^^^ That's a good one.

^^^^^ That's a good one.
10-04-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,927
Posted By speedevil

If nomadmax actually rides that Varsity, it might...

If nomadmax actually rides that Varsity, it might just be my only chance to keep up with him. otherwise, I'll get to the crash site (speaking theoretically, I hope) sometime over the weekend.

If...
10-02-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,927
Posted By speedevil

If that were to happen, you'd only be 3 miles...

If that were to happen, you'd only be 3 miles from the finish. Does that work?
10-02-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 802
Views: 79,869
Posted By speedevil

^^^^^ Nice, Allan. Hometowns are pretty great.

^^^^^ Nice, Allan. Hometowns are pretty great.
09-29-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,909
Posted By speedevil

I guess technically it isn't a bike - not yet...

I guess technically it isn't a bike - not yet anyway. I'm expecting this will be a winter project. A Campy Record/Super Record group would be very nice on this one. Notice the shaped tubing at the...
09-29-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 802
Views: 79,869
Posted By speedevil

Took a nice ride out of Hopkinsville, Kentucky to...

Took a nice ride out of Hopkinsville, Kentucky to the Jefferson Davis Monument in Fairview, Kentucky. It was closer than I realized and I'd not been out there before.

Swiped these photo from the...
09-27-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,504
Posted By speedevil

AngryFrankie, I believe you're right about this...

AngryFrankie, I believe you're right about this frame being built by Billato Brothers. I couldn't come up with the name yesterday. I do know that they built some Lemond frames, from some posts by...
09-25-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,504
Posted By speedevil

Finished up the Masi

The Masi is finished, almost a year and a half after I actually bought the bike. The paint was touched up by Duane at chestercycles.com. You'll notice the Roadlink, which lets the RD clear a 30t cog....
08-20-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,781
Posted By speedevil

Rather than using the BB, crankarm, and pedal...

Rather than using the BB, crankarm, and pedal spindle to try to flex the BB shell, especially since you've pulled the BB out, just use a garden rake handle. The wood won't damage the threads and...
08-19-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,065
Posted By speedevil

Ho. Lee. Cow. You. Guys. Are. Beasts. Hats...

Ho. Lee. Cow. You. Guys. Are. Beasts.

Hats off to all who started - anyone that rides an event like this one deserves respect. Beyond glad that it was a safe ride for you, lots of miles for...
08-10-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,462
Posted By speedevil

I've improved over last year. More miles, more...

I've improved over last year. More miles, more hills, and working to become a better rider. RobbieTunes and nomadmax have been giving me tips to save energy and keep the pace up at the same time,...
08-03-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By speedevil

Could you use some of the rubber donuts that are...

Could you use some of the rubber donuts that are used to keep cables from slapping on down/top tubes? 2 or 3 of them could be slid down tight to the cable stop to hold the cable in place, but could...
08-03-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,244
Posted By speedevil

You don't "waste" air when removing a presta...

You don't "waste" air when removing a presta valve chuck. The valve closed when you stopped pumping more air into the tire. The only air that escapes is what is in the hose.

Schrader valves...
07-26-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,690
Posted By speedevil

TB14 rims are well made and build easily. Box...

TB14 rims are well made and build easily. Box section rims are a good choice for classic wheels. The machined brake track gives good braking performance. They are a little on the heavy side but...
07-25-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,690
Posted By speedevil

The maiden voyage on a bike that you built,...

The maiden voyage on a bike that you built, including wheels that you built, is a pretty special moment. I think that building your own wheels is sort-of like a masters thesis for bike mechanics. ...
07-25-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,066
Posted By speedevil

If anyone can supply the files, I'll host the...

If anyone can supply the files, I'll host the site on my servers. I don't have the knowledge to add to the site's content, but I can give update access to folks that do.
07-18-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By speedevil

Well, I'll be able to report on the brightness of...

Well, I'll be able to report on the brightness of RobbieTunes taillight, for a while at least. nomadmax on the other hand, will be so far ahead that the curvature of the earth will prevent seeing...
07-15-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By speedevil

That's easy. The wife said "Put that POS up for...

That's easy. The wife said "Put that POS up for sale, I want it out of here." So he did and then told her "Well, no one wanted to buy it so I guess I'll just keep it."
07-15-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By speedevil

Finished up my 1997 Lemond Zurich

This project started about a year ago, when I bought the complete bike from a CL seller in Marquette, Michigan. It came with a mix of Shimano components, but I like Campy so off they came. I had...
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