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06-18-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,062
Posted By thenomad

Took me 2 minutes to go up a steep hill on the...

Took me 2 minutes to go up a steep hill on the way home. I noticed on Strava it was a hill segment. 22 seconds is the KOM. Driving it is probably 12 seconds...
I'd had a nice ride that day. It...
06-16-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,062
Posted By thenomad

You mean 50lbs? or you mean drop the 25 on your...

You mean 50lbs? or you mean drop the 25 on your foot?
:)
Yes, if you're always settling into a pace at 70-80% effort you can feel stressed but keep going and the body "sets" that as its upper pain...
06-16-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,062
Posted By thenomad

There is no winning this "game" of comparison...

There is no winning this "game" of comparison until you're completely at the top, then you'd worry about the next guy knocking you off. Just look at all the Everesting challenges right now, every day...
06-12-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 984
Posted By thenomad

I use crank brothers egg beaters on dirt with mtb...

I use crank brothers egg beaters on dirt with mtb shoes and even switched on roadbike to mtb shoes with the protected cleat or more walkable sole. Not a weight weenie so when I started cyclocross I...
06-07-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,006
Posted By thenomad

That's great! Keep it up and it'll pay off. ...

That's great! Keep it up and it'll pay off.
Lots to think about but pick only one to change a small bit at a time, set a baseline fit and change one thing, Ride the same route, etc.
Just keep...
05-24-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,006
Posted By thenomad

You're probably in the right range and small...

You're probably in the right range and small changes will pay off but also work on flexibility as well. Your bars are even with the saddle now, the hoods are turned up to shorten the reach as well....
05-23-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By thenomad

Pics?

Pics?
05-15-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,239
Posted By thenomad

time to sell my older one for $600 and UPGRADE!

time to sell my older one for $600 and UPGRADE!
05-13-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 908
Posted By thenomad

Jamis looks like it ticks all the boxes and if...

Jamis looks like it ticks all the boxes and if you're going to spend real money then why not get something that the upgrades will be easy on in the future.
For me I'd be leaning towards the space...
05-13-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By thenomad

I'll do it! Thanks

I'll do it! Thanks
05-13-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By thenomad

Bought Schwalbe G-One AllAround tires in 38 for...

Bought Schwalbe G-One AllAround tires in 38 for the Soma, have to wait on those.

I took the 29er out today for 90 minutes mix of road to the trail, did an easy fire road then back on tarmac to 4...
05-11-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By thenomad

SKS thermoplastic fenders have worked very well...

SKS thermoplastic fenders have worked very well for me commuting. Use the plastic quick releases to avoid a bad situation if you hit debris.
As for debris, whenever I've gone over gravel on the...
05-11-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By thenomad

Good way to put it. I can technically ride both...

Good way to put it. I can technically ride both as is but I do need some different tires. I'm thinking 38 or 40. The old Ritchey Speedmax 32 tires are starting to break down sidewalls from sitting....
05-10-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By thenomad

I haven't been riding for about 5 years. I used...

I haven't been riding for about 5 years. I used to ride a lot but then was unable to commute daily or spend 5 hours in the saddle on the weekend. I switched to other fitness endeavors but with recent...
05-09-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By thenomad

One bike or two, which one to use?

I've got a dilemma. The logical answer lies in "what works for you" and "use both and see what works the best"
But, since this is the interweb, why not let everyone weigh in. Might learn...
05-09-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 230,854
Posted By thenomad

Visited a longhorn ranch outside of Loveland, CO,...

Visited a longhorn ranch outside of Loveland, CO, amazing animals in person
11-06-16, 10:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,626
Posted By thenomad

I was used to 42 52 decades ago as it was the...

I was used to 42 52 decades ago as it was the standard but man, that 39 is a welcome improvement.
Now I like to spin instead of mashing and a 39 50 is fine
Forum: Commuting
10-29-16, 12:43 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,393
Posted By thenomad

I teach high school kids. I smile and say Good...

I teach high school kids. I smile and say Good Morning EVERY DAY FOR 9 MONTHS.
Most days I get nothing, some days I goad them a little into replying.
Response or no, I always say it. I say it...
10-28-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,712
Posted By thenomad

I teach Science not English! :)

I teach Science not English! :)
10-27-16, 11:05 PM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 319,728
Posted By thenomad

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Dh5Ute_WqFY/WAXMZxaFGVI...

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Dh5Ute_WqFY/WAXMZxaFGVI/AAAAAAAABfc/g8AOFsaMtnEbib2AP95aJ0NzICeVJZW0QCLcB/s320/IMG_20161016_174256.jpg
Don't mind if I do!
10-27-16, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 2,273,942
Posted By thenomad

Celeste bartape next time!

Celeste bartape next time!
10-27-16, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2,340
Views: 765,250
Posted By thenomad

It IS quite tempting

It IS quite tempting
10-27-16, 10:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,712
Posted By thenomad

I could care less about lights and computers...

I could care less about lights and computers taking away from the vintage look, if its a used machine it looks the part!
10-27-16, 10:54 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 22,293
Posted By thenomad

It looks amazing! Close up of the paint?

It looks amazing! Close up of the paint?
10-27-16, 10:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,087
Posted By thenomad

great job with that silver. looks factory

great job with that silver. looks factory
10-27-16, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9,042
Views: 864,771
Posted By thenomad

nice score

nice score
10-23-16, 09:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,087
Posted By thenomad

Yes, good info. If it has paint, sand it...

Yes, good info.

If it has paint, sand it and let it be the primer.
I've stripped frames to steel with a wire wheel then etch primed and painted.
Smooth application in a dust free environment....
10-23-16, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15,829
Views: 1,631,945
Posted By thenomad

I miss not having Fall out here...

I miss not having Fall out here...
10-18-16, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2,724
Views: 641,050
Posted By thenomad

Before: ...

Before:
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Vq-kqpLBdAA/V-bjzInejAI/AAAAAAAABYM/QaN2668r-3gpGGJ4e2DSqhzahmP6W_wTQCLcB/s400/20160924_120400.jpg

After: ...
10-18-16, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 777,272
Posted By thenomad

If it's a "New Classic" then I'd pick a recent...

If it's a "New Classic" then I'd pick a recent bike that I think would be good to pick up and hang on to. If it fits, then keep it, but I feel there are few modern bikes worth keeping if they don't...
10-18-16, 07:14 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 25,428
Posted By thenomad

Had a Trek 760 pro with them, very nice and light...

Had a Trek 760 pro with them, very nice and light group
Forum: Commuting
10-01-16, 10:05 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 124,839
Posted By thenomad

Found a softball. Actually had a nice time...

Found a softball. Actually had a nice time playing catch with my son this morning with it.
09-28-16, 12:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,010
Posted By thenomad

The finger scale isnt too accurate. I'm...

The finger scale isnt too accurate.


I'm building this up right now, its double butted chromo but feels like a light tourer should. Save an oz on 16 parts and......
09-28-16, 12:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,622
Posted By thenomad

Look used? Light touring frame from the 2000s...

Look used? Light touring frame from the 2000s have cantis, room for tires and the light tourers are not long like full touring. I know used is tough to find specific sizes but you never know every...
09-25-16, 08:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,432
Posted By thenomad

do it

do it
09-13-16, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By thenomad

I can't even imagine.

I can't even imagine.
09-12-16, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,153
Posted By thenomad

Having ridden aluminum forks I agree that's the...

Having ridden aluminum forks I agree that's the wrong direction to go! What about the opposite: Alloy main tubes bonded to steel parts with a steel fork? Good old Univega Viva-tech. It was a strange...
09-12-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,780
Posted By thenomad

Rode a Cross Check for a few years as an SS...

Rode a Cross Check for a few years as an SS commuter, quick do it all bike. Yes it was somewhat tankish but the lighter fork helped. It did all perfectly well. Versatile, fit great, steel and comfy....
09-11-16, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,385
Posted By thenomad

Flat and rolling, go for it and try an SS or FG....

Flat and rolling, go for it and try an SS or FG. It'll legitimately give you something new to do and FG will force you to spin differently. Must be smooth, and fast and round. Hills are challenging,...
09-11-16, 11:24 PM
Replies: 15,829
Views: 1,631,945
Posted By thenomad

Nice, reminded me that I haven't ridden in PA...

Nice, reminded me that I haven't ridden in PA since college. I don't miss the summer humidity but looks like its getting into the "amazing" portion of the year around you.



Thanks! Still active...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-16, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,835
Posted By thenomad

Don't over complicate it. Simple strap...

Don't over complicate it.

Simple strap attached to top tube and seatpost at the right length should be fine.
For a permanent commuter you could set it up to just hang discreetly out of the way....
09-10-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15,829
Views: 1,631,945
Posted By thenomad

^Beautiful^ After 2 years out of the saddle,...

^Beautiful^

After 2 years out of the saddle, today was the day... I rode my '84 Schwinn Peloton 35 miles with the Saturday group I used to ride with.

Ho.
Lee.
Crud.

Blasted off the back...
03-12-16, 11:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,959
Posted By thenomad

depends what year but I always go with the...

depends what year but I always go with the cantilever brake versions.
Sheldon fender nuts are your friend
09-23-15, 09:43 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 53,334
Posted By thenomad

the $1000 is apparently so he can buy a camera...

the $1000 is apparently so he can buy a camera and photo lessons
09-20-15, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By thenomad

yeah, no riding for me lately but life has many...

yeah, no riding for me lately but life has many stages. enjoy!
09-19-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By thenomad

hey, i said HI! I was driving down the coast in...

hey, i said HI! I was driving down the coast in carlsbad with my wife (15yr anniversary) nd saw two riders up ahead. la vie claire jersey? i know a guy that has one... got closer... white bike? no...
09-05-15, 04:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,054
Posted By thenomad

im the only steel rider if i groupride anymore....

im the only steel rider if i groupride anymore. nobody minds, we dont talk bikes much. one guy shows sometimes on a pegoretti. occasionally someone new notices the bike is vintage but it doesnt slow...
08-30-15, 08:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,201
Posted By thenomad

I take it off with the quick link, place it in a...

I take it off with the quick link, place it in a small tupperware with mineral spirits, let soak overnight, spray with water to clean and WD40 to rid it of water and let it hang somewhere till I'm...
08-29-15, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,050
Posted By thenomad

More important is to consider the...

More important is to consider the storage/theft/vandalism issues and spend money on locks, and get something you can stand to lose. I'd consider making a MTB SS as it would be less desirable, more...
08-29-15, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By thenomad

Its a conversion. It'll work as a single speed....

Its a conversion. It'll work as a single speed. Just rent a track bike if you actually go to a track.
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