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02-22-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By Het Volk

Agreed, a lot of it is over-eager beginners...

Agreed,
a lot of it is over-eager beginners thinking they can CAT up to level 2 in a single summer, and unless extremely gifted physiologically, it is going to require likely more than they...
02-13-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By Het Volk

Seems to me, a mid-90's bike allows you basically...

Seems to me, a mid-90's bike allows you basically to build with anything aluminum. Mavic Open Pros are as good as any, and those were around at the time that Cannondale was around.

If you want...
02-06-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 124,417
Posted By Het Volk

Fascinating all the disagreement on what makes a...

Fascinating all the disagreement on what makes a sport touring bike, and why they are tough to describe and also, why are they increasingly extinct as a category.

Sport is in the term for a...
02-02-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,586
Posted By Het Volk

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/850d6179_118e_487a_b32f_ee966e1afd56_5d6629ad97b786ec7bd7adecff907d6944a788fa.jpeg
This....potentially. While Made in France, and kind...
01-31-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,115
Posted By Het Volk

Interesting handlebar system, but unlike...

Interesting handlebar system, but unlike traditional quill stems, it is proprietary. However, ability to not have to cut a steerer tube is a much added design that I hope other's will integrate into...
01-24-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By Het Volk

if a true recovery ride (I.e not for any...

if a true recovery ride (I.e not for any adaptation but as a way to flush the legs out) I would think it would not be in the plan.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 196,104
Posted By Het Volk

I think Soma messed up getting rid of the Soma...

I think Soma messed up getting rid of the Soma Smoothie. This should have been a mainstay of their line. This color, this frame, rim brakes. A beauty of a frame and bike.
01-16-21, 12:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,195
Posted By Het Volk

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/6fd17113_b437_42ca_b00a_b2959ee68112_e4b3c5f569f6db1e8a30dee178afa12ed8eb0c68.jpeg
01-15-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,006
Posted By Het Volk

I love this type of restoration. It is like an...

I love this type of restoration. It is like an animal shelter, but for bikes
01-12-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 20,915
Posted By Het Volk

Love Hetchins

Love Hetchins
01-11-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By Het Volk

5 Speed - Future Wheel Build

So - I purchase a Flying Dutchman Bike, a late 70's era 10-speed sold in Denver (Denver bike shop had them manufactured in France and then imported them here). Pictures below.

It is, based on...
01-11-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 20,915
Posted By Het Volk

I understand there are Q factor issues,...

I understand there are Q factor issues, especially with wider BB shells on some carbon bikes. But Triples to me, even with the less precise shifting as rear derailleurs, are simpler, less prone to...
01-07-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By Het Volk

What condition? Are you interested in selling?

What condition? Are you interested in selling?
01-07-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,446
Posted By Het Volk

I am just going to get both. For days I want to...

I am just going to get both. For days I want to "chase" riders....Zwift. For days I want to do long climbs or interesting routes, Rouvy
01-07-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 209,218
Posted By Het Volk

My 1981 Fuji America Light Touring bike i...

My 1981 Fuji America Light Touring bike

i turned it into a single speed, which I know, anathema to some. I may turn it back into a full touring bike again. But for now it is so useful as a...
01-06-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 889
Posted By Het Volk

Understood on the above. I was hoping that the...

Understood on the above. I was hoping that the Fitness App had the same functionality as the Element Companion App (Note - the companion app is useless without the actual computer from Wahoo).
...
01-05-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,602
Posted By Het Volk

i donít want to run smart features in a parking...

i donít want to run smart features in a parking lot. I just want a cheap, dumb direct-drive trainer that I would not worry about getting stolen. I just loathe wheel-on trainers.
01-04-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,755
Posted By Het Volk

The original 29'r. If not going to dedicate...

The original 29'r.

If not going to dedicate it as a fixed frame MTB, then I would throw on either (a) path-racer style bars or (b) flat bars with some bar end extensions for more aggressive riding
01-04-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 957
Posted By Het Volk

Have you considered taking some time away from...

Have you considered taking some time away from "training"? Sometimes even the most enthusiastic among us need a break to get reinvigorated. Weather permitting, just riding around unstructured and...
01-02-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 20,915
Posted By Het Volk

The point of this post was to air "bike stuff"...

The point of this post was to air "bike stuff" things that annoy us. I will likely be with the damned B17, aimed at the sun, and handlebars above my saddle when I get older. Does not mean I will...
01-02-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,257
Posted By Het Volk

that paint job is amazing. Sorry - this does not...

that paint job is amazing. Sorry - this does not belong in an ugly bike thread.

to me it is not just the paint but how the bike is set-up and that still looks decent enough.
01-02-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 20,915
Posted By Het Volk

When I see a saddle level with the handlebars, I...

When I see a saddle level with the handlebars, I always ask myself why they stick with drop bars at that point. The entire point of drop bars is to allow for multiple positions riding, with two of...
01-01-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,382
Posted By Het Volk

first of all - what are you trying to win? ...

first of all - what are you trying to win? Because worrying about weight on a solo ride seems to be misguided.

secondly - I used to do three hour on an empty stomach rides as part of my training...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,304
Posted By Het Volk

Honestly - at your base of cycling fitness, just...

Honestly - at your base of cycling fitness, just ride. Structured training, while sure, you would benefit, you can just use general riding at this point to increase your fitness as well. Your body is...
12-31-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 20,915
Posted By Het Volk

It is why I like to ride around, shopping at my...

It is why I like to ride around, shopping at my local convenience store in my unicorn, straight-blade fork with Chris King headset.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,168
Posted By Het Volk

Hear me out: there is this concept called income...

Hear me out: there is this concept called income inequality. Google it sometime.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,618
Posted By Het Volk

Seems they likely invested time and energy in...

Seems they likely invested time and energy in this, given it is an indoor exercise bike.
12-30-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 20,915
Posted By Het Volk

Electronic ******** Shifting We are turning our...

Electronic ******** Shifting
We are turning our bikes into mini motorcycles. The beauty of bikes was the mechanical simplicity. And between this, and now people riding e-bikes on bike paths,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2,982
Views: 822,304
Posted By Het Volk

That is a really sick bike. Also - not many Ti...

That is a really sick bike. Also - not many Ti Lemonds around, so definitely a bit of a collector bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 213,234
Posted By Het Volk

Riding a bike with flip flops and normal shorts...

Riding a bike with flip flops and normal shorts is a liberating experience after years of always having to have the "correct" bike attire.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,489
Posted By Het Volk

From a bottom bracket standpoint, I really hope...

From a bottom bracket standpoint, I really hope the Chris King T47 standard helps to basically end the Bottom Bracket confusion, and most frame manufacturers switch to it (Trek ditched its BB90...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,365
Posted By Het Volk

Steel is real.

Steel is real.
12-29-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,300
Posted By Het Volk

Imagine spending all this time and energy to be a...

Imagine spending all this time and energy to be a d*ck to some guy trying to get back into this sport.

Quite the flex
12-29-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 20,915
Posted By Het Volk

I agree, that aesthetically it looks awful. I...

I agree, that aesthetically it looks awful. I think the set-up can work (well, look better) by ditching drop bars, and putting on some townie bars or something that look like it should be ridden...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 196,104
Posted By Het Volk

My custom JameFrames Cross Bike in Tomato Red. It...

My custom JameFrames Cross Bike in Tomato Red. It is quite similar I think to the Marin Nicasio now that I think of it.
...
11-03-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,476
Posted By Het Volk

Yup. Better to be sitting on his ass gaming. ...

Yup. Better to be sitting on his ass gaming. Good post.
11-03-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,476
Posted By Het Volk

What are your goals? To stay in shape? If so,...

What are your goals? To stay in shape? If so, HIT training with some longer rides as you can fit in is better than most people. And instead, enjoy the time you get, and stop worrying. If you do...
11-02-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 81,552
Posted By Het Volk

Okay - gotta know the history behind those forks.

Okay - gotta know the history behind those forks.
11-02-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 81,552
Posted By Het Volk

My 1981 Fuji America Conversion. I switched to a...

My 1981 Fuji America Conversion. I switched to a freehub with a 7 speed cassette, and then used the Surly Singulator to tension the chain. You can see that the bike is a low-trail geometry bike,...
10-26-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,541
Posted By Het Volk

Oh sure, there is some marketing involved, but I...

Oh sure, there is some marketing involved, but I think this was the industry being led by consumers as well. Roads do feel less safe, trucks and cars have only increased in size over the last decade,...
10-22-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,216
Posted By Het Volk

The impetus for this conversion is for a couple...

The impetus for this conversion is for a couple of reasons:
(a) Interestingly enough, the Fuji America is a low trail bike (see photo below). So they designed a frame with low-trail, but used...
10-21-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 822,954
Posted By Het Volk

My Fuji America 1981. Converted into a SS...

My Fuji America 1981. Converted into a SS commuter, which turns out to be a great beer run bike.
...
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