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07-10-22, 06:25 PM
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Posted By Erzulis Boat

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Did a 15 miler slow as hell. Just cruisin"

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Dura-ace...
06-23-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Perhaps the original was lost/destroyed, and he...

Perhaps the original was lost/destroyed, and he had a re-issue. He was very active with USA Cycling his entire life, so getting a replacement would have probably been relatively easy I suppose.
06-22-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Classic cyclist

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06-21-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,004
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Sometimes when I am driving, I will say things to...

Sometimes when I am driving, I will say things to cyclists myself.

A few years ago, there was a guy with the full outfit and some snazzy carbon bike walking a up a mellow incline. I could tell...
06-17-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,400
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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06-17-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,400
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,607
Posted By Erzulis Boat

There is a reason alright. Just look at them.

There is a reason alright. Just look at them.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,465
Posted By Erzulis Boat

To be fair, even neglected rim brake bikes that I...

To be fair, even neglected rim brake bikes that I pick up on occasion don't stop either!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 921
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Things change. When I was younger, I could ride...

Things change. When I was younger, I could ride just about anything, and always went for a "racy" saddle.

Nowadays, at 50+, I am much more picky on the shape. The Selle Italia Flite of yesteryear...
05-02-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,325
Posted By Erzulis Boat

It's hard enough without being a stickler....

It's hard enough without being a stickler. Triples, CX tires, etc. are fine in my book for the Vintage class. In fact, I would say the majority of the Nova (modern) riders were walking their bikes up...
05-02-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,325
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Fair enough. I brought 2 bottles this year,...

Fair enough. I brought 2 bottles this year, because I kinda' know how Eroica runs, but nevertheless, the organizers still get great marks this year. I am still over the moon about the ride.
05-02-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,325
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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Are you kidding me? Look at this incredible spread! The organizers did a...
05-02-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,325
Posted By Erzulis Boat

We thought that the volunteers did a fantastic...

We thought that the volunteers did a fantastic job, and the rest stops were awesome. ZERO complaints from our end!
05-02-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 33,325
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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My oldest brother and I at the top of Cypress. I spun out on the...
04-01-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,269
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Ever heard of the "Biker Fox Flip"? :lol: ...

Ever heard of the "Biker Fox Flip"? :lol:

Glad you are Ok.
03-31-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,880
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I think recumbent riders and the weirdos on those...

I think recumbent riders and the weirdos on those little wheel "travel" bikes are the ones that do that. 95% of cyclist are wimpy geeks, they wish that some fixed gear maniac would be associated with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,621
Posted By Erzulis Boat

As my fitness improves, I have moments where I...

As my fitness improves, I have moments where I "space out" on some climbs that had felt arduous a week or so prior. I get to the top, and then I realize that there was no involvement mentally, almost...
03-22-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Coming from Italy- Be here in a few weeks

Coming from Italy- Be here in a few weeks
03-22-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By Erzulis Boat

If the price is right. That is one cool frame...

If the price is right. That is one cool frame either way. If it was CX, I would be all over it.
03-22-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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I do my own sprockets for my MC's. I go through Rebel Gears and get get any...
03-18-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I got stuff from Banana Brain. Minty Campagnolo...

I got stuff from Banana Brain. Minty Campagnolo SR derailleur for like 50 bux one time. Regina freewheels etc.
03-17-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,561
Posted By Erzulis Boat

The steel is considerably heavier. By a lot! (at...

The steel is considerably heavier. By a lot! (at least it sure felt that way). Modern carbon forks are ridiculously light.

The forks on my 2020 Master have large diameter blades, that are more...
Forum: BMX
03-16-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,032
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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This is a 24" with all the seatpost that I am willing to expose. Riding...
03-15-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 737
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Incorrect. Some "dust caps" are retained on the...

Incorrect. Some "dust caps" are retained on the axle/cone and removing the axle, the dust cap/seals go along for the ride so to speak. This particular hub does not require them (seals,dustcap) to be...
03-15-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 737
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I just grabbed a wheel, held it firmly........and...

I just grabbed a wheel, held it firmly........and spun the axle! What gives?
03-15-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,561
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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03-13-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,476
Posted By Erzulis Boat

You meant longer Stem, not crank. That looks like...

You meant longer Stem, not crank. That looks like a freestyle frame, so putting drops on it will change things, but it's nothing major. And yes, you will probably want to go with a longer stem like a...
03-10-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,345
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Do you think she did this exercise a few times to...

Do you think she did this exercise a few times to illustrate, and the sequence is a loop? Or, did this poor girl keep doing this for hours? I swear I see little variances (shirt wrinkles, ankle...
03-03-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,373
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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My oldest brother and I after the Eroica 2 years ago. I am on the right. We...
03-02-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 926
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Hmmm. I am not seeing a single thing that would...

Hmmm. I am not seeing a single thing that would be evocative of his work. To be fair, it is made of steel, so there's that.
03-02-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,115
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I have had the "same" issue (sound wise) and it...

I have had the "same" issue (sound wise) and it was due to the spoke nipples fretting in the rim eyelets. I just put a tiny drop of oil at each nipple/eyelet union, and it went a way. Sometimes that...
02-21-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,678
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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Views: 663
Posted By Erzulis Boat

That isn't an old Schwinn, it's a new one! Around...

That isn't an old Schwinn, it's a new one! Around 15 years old max.

Looks pretty nice except for the custom rattle-can paint on some bits. If there isn't some "cult" following (it was from the...
02-16-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,037
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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Small piece of clear tape to protect from cable rub. I use just enough...
02-15-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,037
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Never mind the internet bad-asses above, there is...

Never mind the internet bad-asses above, there is nothing wrong with keeping your shiny new bike in tip-top shape. The trick to applying "helicopter" tape is to round the corners on each piece that...
02-14-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,535
Posted By Erzulis Boat

The reason JB Weld is totally ubiquitous is not...

The reason JB Weld is totally ubiquitous is not because it's "cheap", it is because it works.

I have used Marine-Tex, West Systems, vinyl esters, fiberglass, and JB Weld. For repairs that call for...
02-11-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,902
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Have you been freeze dried, or doing hard time?...

Have you been freeze dried, or doing hard time? Positron hasn't been around since like 1983.
02-10-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,561
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Mine is in "Gilco" as in it has the same lovely...

Mine is in "Gilco" as in it has the same lovely profile but is made by some other manufacturer than Columbus. It's really stiff and racy.

Colnago didn't specify who made the tubeset.

Currently...
02-10-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,561
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Frameset came out 3K US. Here it is done. It...

Frameset came out 3K US.
Here it is done. It actually *stopped my urge to acquire lugged steel framesets, so there's that!...
02-07-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,716
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Is that tiny headtube even legal? :lol:

Is that tiny headtube even legal? :lol:
02-06-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,642
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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56cm Colnago Master with Super Record 11
02-04-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,162
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Top shelf carbon has this "super fast" feel that...

Top shelf carbon has this "super fast" feel that steel doesn't. It has an odd detachment sensation for me though, and perhaps this feature is the secret to the difference in feel (steel vs. carbon)....
02-03-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,162
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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Brand new Colnago (2021) in steel. The latest bicycle in my collection....
02-02-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 48,865
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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01-28-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,394
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Much ado about nothing. The only cycling...

Much ado about nothing. The only cycling catastrophes that I have seen have involved cars.
01-20-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,332
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Some bikes are just slow. Not only is it an...

Some bikes are just slow.

Not only is it an anchor, the geometry and riding position inherent to the design is just not "fast". My GF's bike is painfully tedious (*for both of us!) to ride for...
01-13-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Doubtful. I can count one one hand how many...

Doubtful. I can count one one hand how many people think that bike is worth anything per given town.

I am exaggerating of course, but I am not too far off the mark either.
01-13-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,089
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Correct. I had the XT setup, and the box it came...

Correct. I had the XT setup, and the box it came in specified "Medium". You had a very narrow window to get the wrap/capacity right, and I recall seeing what happened with too much/little chain for...
01-13-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,089
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I used to race MTB in that era. That is the...

I used to race MTB in that era. That is the predecessor to the modern dropper post. The spring (under control-rider "weight") would limit the travel upwards. You popped the quick release, and your...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,623
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I do. That is the going rate for a spoke/truing...

I do. That is the going rate for a spoke/truing job where I live. An LBS 60 miles north would charge half that.....when they were in business (they folded last year).
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