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06-12-19, 11:53 AM
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Posted By tsmorr

D'oh. That sucks. They must've run out pretty...

D'oh. That sucks. They must've run out pretty fast, because there was plenty of food when I got there, probably around 11:30-11:45 or so.
06-11-19, 07:21 AM
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Views: 132,122
Posted By tsmorr

A'yup. Tour de Heifer. I kinda wish I'd done...

A'yup. Tour de Heifer.

I kinda wish I'd done the 60, but it was fun all the same. Nice, low-key event.

Hope you got something to eat at the end! Sounds like that part did not go according to...
06-10-19, 08:34 AM
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Views: 132,122
Posted By tsmorr

Only took one photo that involved a road, but...

Only took one photo that involved a road, but here's one shot from the ride-event I did yesterday. Rode with a friend who was a bit slower on the hills, so I got to sit up and enjoy the scenery. 30...
Forum: Northeast
06-09-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,201
Posted By tsmorr

Rode the "30" mile route as planned. Pretty...

Rode the "30" mile route as planned. Pretty pleasant to take it slow, nice scenery, etc.
06-09-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,764
Posted By tsmorr

When I was trying to figure out whether the GH...

When I was trying to figure out whether the GH f/f I'd bought years before would actually work for me I tried setting up a fitting appointment just to use the local shop's fitter's time to help me...
06-07-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,764
Posted By tsmorr

Ha, I joined up with a group at D2R2 a number of...

Ha, I joined up with a group at D2R2 a number of years back and there was a guy on some crazy custom bike in the group who commented on just that - he said he flinched a bit every time a rock pinged...
06-04-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,388
Posted By tsmorr

The medium cage Rival 1 RD only works with...

The medium cage Rival 1 RD only works with cassettes up to 36t, you'll need to switch to a long cage to go up to 42. Will require some adjustment, so you may want to bring it to a shop if you aren't...
06-03-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,764
Posted By tsmorr

Have you ridden a Ti bike before? I haven't,...

Have you ridden a Ti bike before?

I haven't, but my understanding is they're a bit unique, ride-wise. Maybe that only applies to older bikes, but might be worth keeping in mind.
Forum: Northeast
06-03-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,201
Posted By tsmorr

Huh, that RAS looks tempting, maybe I'll check...

Huh, that RAS looks tempting, maybe I'll check with my wife about our plans that weekend.

I'm actually just signed up for the 30 mile one, my daughter's friend's dad wanted to ride it, but he...
06-02-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 33,850
Posted By tsmorr

Made myself a radler from a Jack's Abbey's house...

Made myself a radler from a Jack's Abbey's house lager and lemonade last night, that was tasty and refreshing.
Forum: Northeast
05-31-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By tsmorr

Not sure if this was covered, but you could...

Not sure if this was covered, but you could probably look up the route they use for the Kearsarge Klassic?

This guy has a couple maps of routes:

https://ridewithgps.com/users/596660
Forum: Northeast
05-31-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,201
Posted By tsmorr

Tour de Heifer?

Anybody else here riding one of the Tour de Heifer routes next weekend out of Brattleboro, Vermont?

Hits some of the same territory as D2R2.

As long as the people I'm supposed to ride with...
05-25-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,331
Posted By tsmorr

I have the track version of this frame. I...

I have the track version of this frame.

I doubt many parts of the collector bike market bear comparison to the collector car market. Maybe at the super high end (e.g. Kalavinka).

On the other...
05-25-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By tsmorr

WTF is up with that packaging? Nice looking...

WTF is up with that packaging?

Nice looking bike.
Forum: Northeast
05-25-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,986
Posted By tsmorr

I rode a bit in those towns when I was living in...

I rode a bit in those towns when I was living in S'ville. There are some nice spots in Billerica (also worked there, so got to see a bit more of it). The main roads through Wilmington and Tewskbury...
05-21-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 101,715
Posted By tsmorr

I'm going to have to take photos on a slightly...

I'm going to have to take photos on a slightly less sunny day.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/img_8764_0a217bac7e9f06789bcdb2808defb9375479283c.jpg
05-21-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,362
Posted By tsmorr

Admittedly, no, not so much. On the other hand,...

Admittedly, no, not so much. On the other hand, do people say that about ill-behaved motorists?
05-21-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,362
Posted By tsmorr

I did a sorta undergroundish gravel-y race-y...

I did a sorta undergroundish gravel-y race-y thing a decade or so back that hit a bunch of dirt trails around the Boston area... most of which was kosher. I noticed in advance that there was a short...
05-19-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13,743
Views: 1,203,914
Posted By tsmorr

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05-15-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,035
Posted By tsmorr

I don't recall anyone ever making a negative...

I don't recall anyone ever making a negative comment about any of my older bikes?
05-14-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6,471
Views: 1,500,584
Posted By tsmorr

Nope, they're Conti Goliaths, just what came on...

Nope, they're Conti Goliaths, just what came on the bike when I bought it a handful of years back. I kinda wonder if the original purchaser bought it as a F/F, because much of the build matches that...
05-14-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6,471
Views: 1,500,584
Posted By tsmorr

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Got this Kicker back from a tune-up recently, been enjoying tooling around on...
05-14-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13,743
Views: 1,203,914
Posted By tsmorr

That isn't Branford, is it? I took a little...

That isn't Branford, is it?

I took a little jaunt on a jeep trail yesterday on my Fat Chance. Forgot how much an unsuspended MTB can beat up your arms, but fun all the same. Not even sure what a...
05-12-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 72,295
Posted By tsmorr

If you want bottles/cans, yes, I believe you can...

If you want bottles/cans, yes, I believe you can only buy HF at their bottleroom. Also, not sure if they distribute all of their beers to the handful of restaurants I know carry them? Like, their...
05-10-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,421
Posted By tsmorr

Is there some reason he couldn't just do drops? ...

Is there some reason he couldn't just do drops?

He's got sponsorship, I imagine someone could do one-off bars for him.
05-10-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,591,451
Posted By tsmorr

Everytime I see those flowers I pause for a...

Everytime I see those flowers I pause for a second and think "Queen Anne's Lace or Giant Hogweed?"
05-10-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By tsmorr

Still plenty of dirt roads in Vermont.

Still plenty of dirt roads in Vermont.
05-10-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 72,295
Posted By tsmorr

Hard to go wrong with a route that brings you by...

Hard to go wrong with a route that brings you by Hill Farmstead - gorgeous area and amazing beer. Fan of Drop-In as well, although their taproom wasn't anything to write home about. I don't recall...
05-10-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,459
Posted By tsmorr

I'm pretty attached to all my bikes, but I think...

I'm pretty attached to all my bikes, but I think top 2 on my list for do not sell status are my old work bike, an early 90s Team Miyata track bike, and (thankfully no one would want to buy this one)...
05-07-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 72,295
Posted By tsmorr

Hopefully nothing this week! In the last...

Hopefully nothing this week!

In the last week and a bit I ordered all the parts to finally build-up a F/F I've been sitting on for a few years. Selle Anatomica, Hunt 4 Seasons, (mostly) Force,...
05-05-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,183
Posted By tsmorr

I think I might need new shoes, but Time ATAC...

I think I might need new shoes, but Time ATAC pedals have been treating me good for a number of years (also did duty on a fixed gear where I appreciated the reduction in premature ejection I used to...
04-19-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,609
Posted By tsmorr

Maybe I was overly optimistic, but I just...

Maybe I was overly optimistic, but I just purchased my first pair of tubeless tires, ended up going with 32c Hutchinson Sectors. Riding a mix of packed dirt roads and paved, but I'll be sure to test...
01-14-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 966
Posted By tsmorr

Is that a coaster brake on the bike in the lower...

Is that a coaster brake on the bike in the lower photo on the Ciocc website (see link in first post)?
12-19-18, 08:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,513
Posted By tsmorr

That's a stunning bike. Would've gone with black...

That's a stunning bike. Would've gone with black bar tape myself, but the yellow does look nice.
12-18-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,911
Posted By tsmorr

I agree you can probably get by, and even have...

I agree you can probably get by, and even have fun, on just about anything (I rode through numerous Boston winters on a track bike with 23s with occasional white knuckles but no issues), but when I...
11-06-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 351
Posted By tsmorr

Don't know if you're picky about the brand, but...

Don't know if you're picky about the brand, but they do make H Son TB14s in black. Pretty traditional looking.
10-29-18, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By tsmorr

I imagine a photo would help!

I imagine a photo would help!
10-23-18, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By tsmorr

Whoa, that bike looks to be in spectacular shape....

Whoa, that bike looks to be in spectacular shape. Most of the Team Miyata's of that era I've seen over the years were pretty beat.
10-22-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,935
Posted By tsmorr

Interesting thought, I could swap the rear wheel...

Interesting thought, I could swap the rear wheel over from my Rossin, but I don't know how wide a tire that rim will take.
10-19-18, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,935
Posted By tsmorr

My stepfather recently gave me his old Inter 10....

My stepfather recently gave me his old Inter 10. The rim on the back is trash, kinda thinking about making a major change and switching the whole thing over to 650B.
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By tsmorr

Love those Miyata Teams and Professionals.

Love those Miyata Teams and Professionals.
09-26-18, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,752
Posted By tsmorr

I've been meaning to mount a full-scale search,...

I've been meaning to mount a full-scale search, somewhere I have some CD-Rs with my old collection of PDFs on it. I'm gonna guess I have the early 90s one as I have an early 90s Miyata I was trying...
09-25-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By tsmorr

That's a really good suggestion, can't believe it...

That's a really good suggestion, can't believe it didn't occur to me to test ride some 58s and see how they feel.

Thanks!
Forum: Introductions
09-25-18, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By tsmorr

Howdy!

Hello!

Didn't want to be rude so I thought I would pop in and say hello.

I was once a member a looooong time ago. Just came back to get a little advice, but you never know how long I might...
09-25-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By tsmorr

Oh, PS: I did try to ask a local bike shop's...

Oh, PS: I did try to ask a local bike shop's fitter/owner if I could pay her for some of her time to advise me on this, but her response suggested two possible services they could provide neither of...
09-25-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By tsmorr

Need to make a decision

I'm really hoping someone might be able to give me some straight talk advice.


I have a bad habit of buying bikes a little on the small side. I always thought I was 6 feet tall but the last time...
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