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09-01-18, 12:24 PM
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Posted By D1andonlyDman

It's gorgeous, but it's also 8 times as expensive...

It's gorgeous, but it's also 8 times as expensive as I paid for my Tommy Super Prestige frame in 1985. Honestly, this reminds me of limited edition classic Leica cameras. An excuse to wring...
08-29-18, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17,377
Views: 2,656,579
Posted By D1andonlyDman

Perhaps there is simply an extra zero in the...

Perhaps there is simply an extra zero in the price here? If that''s the case, it appears to be a reasonably well kept Varsity.
08-29-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17,377
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Posted By D1andonlyDman

She's not for sale, but perhaps for hourly rental?

She's not for sale, but perhaps for hourly rental?
08-28-18, 10:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,649
Posted By D1andonlyDman

I am utterly sickened to hear that that lovely...

I am utterly sickened to hear that that lovely bike was stolen from you.

In actual fact, the reason that I sent that bike your way rather than keeping it for myself, is that shortly before I...
12-26-16, 01:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,978
Posted By D1andonlyDman

Sometimes, being right actually sucks

Sometimes, being right actually sucks
12-02-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 51,136
Views: 6,627,324
Posted By D1andonlyDman

Damn, that Tommy Sintesi is exactly my size!

Damn, that Tommy Sintesi is exactly my size!
12-01-16, 10:41 AM
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Posted By D1andonlyDman

Perhaps they inadvertently added an extra zero in...

Perhaps they inadvertently added an extra zero in the price of that 50th Anniversary Paramount
11-28-16, 07:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,464
Posted By D1andonlyDman

It might well be the finest bike that you can get...

It might well be the finest bike that you can get for under $50.
11-27-16, 07:23 PM
Replies: 51,136
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Posted By D1andonlyDman

Russ Denny Custom bike w/DuraAce Russ Denny...

Russ Denny Custom bike w/DuraAce

Russ Denny Custom Road Bike (http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/5884326155.html)

This bike is very local to me, and I nearly bought it - the main reasons...
11-27-16, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,806
Posted By D1andonlyDman

That's a great price on those. FYI, Chain...

That's a great price on those. FYI, Chain Reaction Cycles in the UK has the 9-speed SL7700 shifters in stock for $66.99 - I just bought a set. Also if you spend $99 at Chain Reaction, you get...
11-23-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,923
Posted By D1andonlyDman

My DeRosa has 9-speed Campy Syncro shifters and...

My DeRosa has 9-speed Campy Syncro shifters and Veloce derailleurs, and it shifts beautifully. As well as any of my 9-speed Shimano setups.
11-20-16, 01:15 AM
Replies: 51,136
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Posted By D1andonlyDman

This may be someone's grail bike. I suspect the...

This may be someone's grail bike. I suspect the only reason it's still available is that it was mistakenly posted in San Diego Craigslist, rather than the Bay Area where it actually resides:
...
11-19-16, 11:27 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,658
Posted By D1andonlyDman

I'm all set for bikes, but I think I'd upgrade...

I'm all set for bikes, but I think I'd upgrade the drivetrains of my Trek 5500 and my Lemond Zurich - in fact, I plan to anyways. My Lemond is going to go from 8x2 Shimano Tricolor to a hybrid 9x3...
11-05-16, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,818
Posted By D1andonlyDman

If cost and durability were my primary concern,...

If cost and durability were my primary concern, I'd go with Kenda K36 (27 x 1 1/8") or K35 (27 x 1 1/4") clinchers - easily found on ebay for $14-18 per tire. If I wanted something more...
10-29-16, 11:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,987
Posted By D1andonlyDman

I own two Zefal HP-X pumps, a Zefal FP, and a...

I own two Zefal HP-X pumps, a Zefal FP, and a Silca Impero with a Campy head. The Zefal HP-X pumps are by far the most functional, but the Impero with the Campy head looks the best.
Replies: 0
Views: 603
Posted By D1andonlyDman

Fall 2016 San Diego Velodrome Swap Meet is Nov. 6th

From 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the San Diego Velodrome in Balboa Park.

San Diego Velodrome (http://www.sdvelodrome.com/veloswap)
08-24-16, 06:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,811
Posted By D1andonlyDman

I was thinking about putting Huffy decals on my...

I was thinking about putting Huffy decals on my Tommasini as a theft deterrent, but I decided not to.
08-18-16, 04:38 PM
Replies: 51,136
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Posted By D1andonlyDman

I'm local to that Tommasini, and I've checked it...

I'm local to that Tommasini, and I've checked it out a long time ago. The frame is a major rust bucket, with a very poor job of touching up the paint. It's been neglected, and will need plenty of...
08-10-16, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By D1andonlyDman

For components, get the Blue Man Group.

For components, get the Blue Man Group.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-16, 09:58 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 9,824
Posted By D1andonlyDman

My Y-foil has as comfortable a ride as my 3...

My Y-foil has as comfortable a ride as my 3 favorite steel bikes: A Columbus SL DeRosa, a Columbus SLX Tommasini, and an 853 Lemond Zurich (with a Carbon fork).

But the steel bikes just give more...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-16, 09:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,515
Posted By D1andonlyDman

The large cog appears to be it's own dork disk

The large cog appears to be it's own dork disk
08-06-16, 09:03 PM
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Posted By D1andonlyDman

Well, Bill Walton rides locally here in San...

Well, Bill Walton rides locally here in San Diego, but he's already got multiple custom bikes that are a lot better than this one
08-03-16, 08:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,386
Posted By D1andonlyDman

Fewer hassles than abandoning the child at a...

Fewer hassles than abandoning the child at a church or firehouse.
08-01-16, 11:49 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,352
Posted By D1andonlyDman

Your saddle could use some Viagra

Your saddle could use some Viagra
08-01-16, 09:36 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,352
Posted By D1andonlyDman

My Lemond Zurich, which is made of Reynolds 853...

My Lemond Zurich, which is made of Reynolds 853 with a CF fork and is 53.5cm size, and has an Ideale 80 saddle, weighs 20.5 lbs with a good clincher wheel set and not much else in the way of...
07-26-16, 10:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,504
Posted By D1andonlyDman

We used to DREAM about moving to the middle of...

We used to DREAM about moving to the middle of the road from the drainage ditch that we grew up in.
07-23-16, 11:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,504
Posted By D1andonlyDman

There's a great Monty Python skit about this ...

There's a great Monty Python skit about this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe1a1wHxTyo
07-22-16, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By D1andonlyDman

I prefer Astroglide, but really, saliva is the...

I prefer Astroglide, but really, saliva is the best. Not for bikes, though.
07-19-16, 09:05 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,266
Posted By D1andonlyDman

If you want tight spacing and wide range gearing...

If you want tight spacing and wide range gearing on the same bike, you need a triple. I would also add that, IMHO, the proper way to set up a triple doesn't present any more chainline issues than a...
07-19-16, 02:09 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,266
Posted By D1andonlyDman

Shifters for triples are easy to find. Downtube...

Shifters for triples are easy to find. Downtube friction shifters are what work best with triples.
07-18-16, 09:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,825
Posted By D1andonlyDman

Well, that's a very open-ended question. It...

Well, that's a very open-ended question. It totally depends upon the specific pre-owned bike. I saw a couple of really FINE Marin pre-owned road bikes on CL here in Southern California. Both of...
07-17-16, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,573
Posted By D1andonlyDman

I've gotten several quite excellent wheels off of...

I've gotten several quite excellent wheels off of local Craigslist here in San Diego:

I got a Shimano RS-10 rear wheel in good shape with a decent condition 9-speed cassette for $25.

I got a...
07-16-16, 06:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,822
Posted By D1andonlyDman

As long as they are the right bolt circle for...

As long as they are the right bolt circle for your crank, they're fine for 8 speed.
07-14-16, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,177
Posted By D1andonlyDman

Perhaps the latest is not actually the greatest -...

Perhaps the latest is not actually the greatest - marketing hype notwithstanding.
07-14-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,910
Posted By D1andonlyDman

I've actually stopped riding on the MUP that is...

I've actually stopped riding on the MUP that is near my house in San Diego (Rte 56 bike path, section near Sorrento Valley) on weekends, because I believe that the combination of numerous pedestrians...
07-14-16, 12:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,207
Posted By D1andonlyDman

Cell phone use in a car bothers me because it's...

Cell phone use in a car bothers me because it's illegal, and it endangers other people, especially pedestrians and bicyclists. But it's also true that when one's vehicle is stopped, it is not...
07-14-16, 12:46 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,266
Posted By D1andonlyDman

I would give those folks grief right back about...

I would give those folks grief right back about their wussy little large chainring. It's a shame that they haven't got the muscles/guts/gonads to turn a 53T ring like real men can. Sure my bike...
07-12-16, 01:26 PM
Replies: 51,136
Views: 6,627,324
Posted By D1andonlyDman

I can tell you that it's curved, and it's long.

I can tell you that it's curved, and it's long.
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By D1andonlyDman

I'd guess it's a 56cm, but it could be 58cm. ...

I'd guess it's a 56cm, but it could be 58cm. That would be measured from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the top tube at the seat tube. I agree that since it won't fit you or your...
07-11-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 51,136
Views: 6,627,324
Posted By D1andonlyDman

I did not even notice there was a bicycle in that...

I did not even notice there was a bicycle in that picture.
07-10-16, 05:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,475
Posted By D1andonlyDman

It depends upon the location and size of the...

It depends upon the location and size of the ding/dent. My Lemond has a couple of small dings on the top tube, nowhere near the joints. They have no impact whatsoever on the bike's ride, and the...
07-09-16, 11:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,822
Posted By D1andonlyDman

This. For about 25 years, 53/39 or 52/39 was...

This.

For about 25 years, 53/39 or 52/39 was the standard chainring combination.
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By D1andonlyDman

It's debatable, but it also depends on exactly...

It's debatable, but it also depends on exactly what you want. There's not really any directly comparable bikes - the frame is rather unique, being a hybrid of Titanium and Carbon. That being said,...
07-09-16, 05:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,808
Posted By D1andonlyDman

The Lemond 853 frames from the late 1990s to...

The Lemond 853 frames from the late 1990s to early 2000s are very comfortable - they have a slightly longer than normal top tube and a less steep seat tube/top tube angle to accommodate this. Plus,...
07-09-16, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By D1andonlyDman

Ibis scored a marketing coup when they got Sir...

Ibis scored a marketing coup when they got Sir Mixx-a-lot to endorse their tube set.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JphDdGV2TU
07-07-16, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 948
Posted By D1andonlyDman

You've confused Celsius with Kelvin. The gas...

You've confused Celsius with Kelvin. The gas laws all assume temperature in Kelvin. I's closer to a 10% increase in pressure due to thermal expansion. Frankly, not as much as if you were riding...
07-07-16, 04:53 PM
Replies: 51,136
Views: 6,627,324
Posted By D1andonlyDman

If this is your size, Randy Newman wrote a song...

If this is your size, Randy Newman wrote a song about you.
07-07-16, 04:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,273
Posted By D1andonlyDman

If I recall correctly, the only significant...

If I recall correctly, the only significant problem with the Schwinn 594 Aluminum Paramount was that it uses an oddball seat post size with an internal expander (works like a quill stem), and...
07-05-16, 11:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,825
Posted By D1andonlyDman

A new tube costs about $5. You should buy one.

A new tube costs about $5. You should buy one.
07-05-16, 11:26 PM
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