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Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2,100
Views: 515,335
Posted By dbhouston

Orbea Spirit, 2005

After a couple of years trying to make a Specialized Diverge my do-it-all bike, I really wanted to get back on a real road bike. I like tinkering and rebuilding, so my summer plan was to get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 2,100
Views: 515,335
Posted By Germany_chris

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I made the Cross Check a bit more Roadish and added...
08-05-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,587
Posted By jamesdak

This is the latest one to make it into my stable....

This is the latest one to make it into my stable. Actually been working on still downsizing but this was too good to pass up. Felt great on it's first ride under me and I'll be taking it back out...
08-02-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,309
Posted By 63rickert

I build wheels. Yes, wheels can change how a bike...

I build wheels. Yes, wheels can change how a bike rides and rim height is part of that. Yes, taller rims are much stiffer. Find an antique flat section tubular rim and you can flex it with your...
08-02-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,309
Posted By 63rickert

On most of my bikes I can watch the fork tips...

On most of my bikes I can watch the fork tips flexing while riding. On the Bates with the Diadrant fork (look it up- yes, steel) the fork tips move so much it startles other riders. The frame...
07-31-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,100
Posted By jdawginsc

Personally, I have no mixed feelings about your...

Personally, I have no mixed feelings about your Casati, it is beautiful. I really like the adjustable derailleur stops on the head tube. Using a functional braze-on and making it even better. Can a...
07-31-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,100
Posted By Wileyone

Non Aero. ...

Non Aero.

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07-31-22, 12:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,403
Posted By urbanknight

Cycling shorts with shoulder straps. Excellent...

Cycling shorts with shoulder straps. Excellent for those of us who have a gut that would roll the waist down on a pair of regular cycling shorts.
07-30-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,100
Posted By bulgie

There are various ways that have been used in the...

There are various ways that have been used in the past. In the early '70s, a couple of Italian builders I'm aware of and at least a couple British bikes I saw had Campy brake centerbolts brazed on....
07-30-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 507
Posted By jamesdak

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Ritchey Stem...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 27,185
Views: 17,762,693
Posted By shapiroeric

Brand new to cycling this year. Made the...

Brand new to cycling this year. Made the transition from my basement Peloton the roads on the weekends. Been meeting my goal of 100+ miles and 7K ft..Got fitted for the bike over the winter at ATA...
07-25-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By RB1-luvr

New Bike Saturday - Trek 520

After looking for a replacement for my 2009 Windsor Tourist for a couple years, I decided to buy this 2023 Trek 520. I'm tickled. I traveled three hours north from central CT to Waterbury VT to buy...
07-21-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,943
Posted By ofajen

You could add a poll, but I think it would...

You could add a poll, but I think it would clearly favor hiking over not hiking.

Otto
07-21-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,943
Posted By CAT7RDR

Cutout saddles are best for this predicament. ...

Cutout saddles are best for this predicament.
Slide forward to maximize your release area.
No lifting required. :thumb:

Glad I could contribute in a meaningful way.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,206
Posted By mschwett

a very heavy bike vs. a very light bike

i've now done a particular segment exactly 50 times in the last 9 months or so. 6.85 miles, 917 feet of elevation gain. it's almost a complete loop, with an upwind section that's half uphill, half...
07-15-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Dave Mayer

Proper shifting depends on the rear derailleur...

Proper shifting depends on the rear derailleur matching the shifters. Not all derailleurs perform the same, even within the Campy timeline.

For example, Campy changed their derailleur geometry in...
07-13-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,587
Posted By kaos joe

My 90 year old friend's other bike, when he...

My 90 year old friend's other bike, when he doesn't ride the Klein Quantum Pro. Forgive the dork disk.

...
07-11-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,587
Posted By ehcoplex

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'72 PX-10 650b conversion. The classic white-with-black-lugs PX-10 was...
07-11-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,587
Posted By daywood

'78 Free Spirit

One of my rides as an old guy was also my ride as a young guy. My wife got me this '78 Free Spirit new for my birthday. The first photo is how it is today, where not much is left from the original...
07-03-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,587
Posted By ofajen

This is what passes for my bike these days. A 25...

This is what passes for my bike these days. A 25 Schwinn Sprint frame from the 80s with an eclectic mix of mostly newer parts along with a few older parts. Original from the Sprint are the frame,...
07-03-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,587
Posted By 05 fuji

2020 verve 2 ...

2020 verve 2

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2,100
Views: 515,335
Posted By bamboobike4

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2914 Wraith Fabrications
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2,100
Views: 515,335
Posted By jamesdak

Guess it's been awhile so I can do a little...

Guess it's been awhile so I can do a little update.

The Olmo is completed:

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 27,185
Views: 17,762,693
Posted By LowCel

Chapter2 Koko built with Campy Super Record EPS...

Chapter2 Koko built with Campy Super Record EPS and Zipp 404 Firecrest wheels.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27,185
Views: 17,762,693
Posted By malcala622

Finished Colnago CX-1 with Dura Ace 9100 + Enve +...

Finished Colnago CX-1 with Dura Ace 9100 + Enve + Ritchey

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06-19-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By Dudelsack

Reasons I like being old: - grandchildren. -...

Reasons I like being old:
- grandchildren.
- wisdom of the Ages.
- eligible for seniors meals at Dennys and IHOP.
- there is no chore that can’t be avoided by claiming the worst back pain ever. ...
06-16-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By scarlson

Give me a hundred thousand dollars, and I'll...

Give me a hundred thousand dollars, and I'll build them another one!
06-16-22, 02:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By delbiker1

probikekit.com has Vittoria Rubino Pro, 30mm,...

probikekit.com has Vittoria Rubino Pro, 30mm, two-pack for $59. Shipping is flat $9.99 up to $179, then free. I put a set of them on my Soma Smoothie with Zonda wheels. I have them paired with latex...
06-11-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,587
Posted By kaos joe

A friend of ours rides this Klein Quantum Pro. He...

A friend of ours rides this Klein Quantum Pro. He is 90 years old.

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06-08-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,520
Posted By Biker395

I honestly thing that frame geometry and fork...

I honestly thing that frame geometry and fork rake have as much to do or more than frame material in the ride quality and certainly the handling.

But whatever the reasons, I really do like the...
06-07-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,816
Posted By indyfabz

Im reading this while eating dinner in camp...

Im reading this while eating dinner in camp after the second day of my rim break tour from Brattleboro, VT, up to the Northeast Kingdom. Had a nice snack break spot today. Going to have me a...
06-03-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,587
Posted By striker65

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10,000 miles purchased in April 2016. I'm 70 years old
06-03-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,587
Posted By bikemig

I did a 20 mile ride today on my 1993 Bridgestone...

I did a 20 mile ride today on my 1993 Bridgestone MB 1. It's light for an MTB and super responsive. It is a such a fun bike to ride with a good set of 26 x 2.0 tires (Schwalbe marathon supreme). It...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,896
Posted By beng1

Wow, am I ever ugly......

Had my wife snap some photos of me on my road-bike in an "aero" position to see what I could improve on, but unfortunately I don't have the millions of dollars for the elective surgery to turn me...
06-01-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,587
Posted By takenreasy

Steel will always have more weight but your's...

Steel will always have more weight but your's looks nicely trimmed down.
05-31-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,587
Posted By superdex

'Twas my 50th bday gift to myself: Obed GVR...

'Twas my 50th bday gift to myself: Obed GVR (https://obedbikes.com/collections/gvr)

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05-30-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,587
Posted By mackgoo

My wife's going to kill me, but I'll be riding...

My wife's going to kill me, but I'll be riding this in about a year....
05-30-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,587
Posted By jdogg111

Keeping on

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I know it looks dorky, but it keeps me riding, 16.5 inch frame, easy to...
05-30-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By JoeBass

First ride on the just restored 1927 Hercules "Speed King"

Finally finished the Hercules and had a chance to take it for a ride. I was really expecting it to be basically unrideable due to its age, but as long as I stay on relatively flat roads, it rides...
05-29-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By MichaelVa

Meet a couple of my babies, Scarlett and Burgundy.

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Two of my Chrome Paramounts, worthy to be my first photo post.
05-29-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 25,315
Posted By mtbikerjohn

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Gone flat bar for awhile......
05-26-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By countrydirt

Late to the party!

I was sort of kinda active on BF years ago, but life got in the way and I didn't post for years. But now, at 58 and almost (two weeks away) retired, I find I have more time to indulge in talking...
05-24-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,587
Posted By DMC707

I post in C&V a lot -- which probably could be...

I post in C&V a lot -- which probably could be labelled as an "Over 50 annex group" so ive posted lots of pics of my bikes

But mostly if its on the road i ride my old, (2002ish) Litespeed Team...
05-23-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,587
Posted By Ed Wiser

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Serotta Colorado II * Campagnolo Record 10 groupset...
05-22-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,276
Posted By Rolla

I'm happy with mine as well, but unfortunately,...

I'm happy with mine as well, but unfortunately, Mike has had to cut back on the models he offers. Gone is the MCD, which had a really tall stack height, as well as the Road Plus. He combined those...
05-22-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,587
Posted By mackgoo

Soon Ill be riding this, along with the rest. ...

Soon Ill be riding this, along with the rest.
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05-20-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,587
Posted By scozim

I don't think I ever posted the keepers from my...

I don't think I ever posted the keepers from my help with an estate in 2021. All are great rides.
...
05-20-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,587
Posted By jamesdak

Made a change on this one to deeper, aero wheels,...

Made a change on this one to deeper, aero wheels, the fat tubes on the frame were calling for deeper wheels. First ride with the deeper wheels got me the fastest pace of the year despite me having...
05-17-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 712,337
Posted By Ogsarg

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Last pic from Malta.
05-17-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 712,337
Posted By Biker395

Carson Peak from Silver Lake. One of the...

Carson Peak from Silver Lake. One of the highlights of the Eastern Sierra Double. ...
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