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06-12-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,977
Posted By bbattle

Yep, that's the one. I built it up with a...

Yep, that's the one. I built it up with a mish-mash of parts; 6-speed Campy drivetrain but SunTour shift levers and Dura-Ace brake levers. ...
06-12-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,977
Posted By bbattle

I donated a bunch of bicycle parts, frames and a...

I donated a bunch of bicycle parts, frames and a complete bike to my bicycle shop to help out their senior mechanic who had some heart trouble.

That includes a 1970 Paramount (yes, that ugly...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,991
Posted By bbattle

The Halo sweatband has worked for me here in...

The Halo sweatband has worked for me here in Alabama.
Replies: 28
Views: 1,588
Posted By bbattle

Do what you like with that bike. It's not a...

Do what you like with that bike. It's not a super valuable collector's item and as long as you aren't grinding off bits, it can be restored to original condition easily. Reynolds 531 tubing is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19,701
Views: 4,206,982
Posted By bbattle

After I finished a ride, I noticed my rear tire...

After I finished a ride, I noticed my rear tire had a couple of sections where I could see the cotton casing. Time to get new tires! And while I was at it, I got new bartape and a new chain.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,792
Posted By bbattle

I've been on group rides with a fixie rider who...

I've been on group rides with a fixie rider who had no trouble on the climbs or the flats. I've done a few with my Bianchi San Jose, even climbed Monte Sano. My fixed gear ratio is 42-17. When it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,812
Posted By bbattle

When I'm riding my bike and I look down at the...

When I'm riding my bike and I look down at the top tube, I cannot tell how much slope it has. And I'm usually looking down at it because I don't want to see how much further that 16% grade I've got...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,069
Posted By bbattle

Wear what you like. Don't worry about it. ...

Wear what you like.

Don't worry about it.

It's all good.

After all, you're riding your bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,399
Posted By bbattle

Yes. The same happens to my Vespa scooter. ...

Yes. The same happens to my Vespa scooter.

Cold is the enemy of batteries.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,374
Posted By bbattle

No reason at all unless you are suffering OCP. ...

No reason at all unless you are suffering OCP.

However, the crew length socks allow more room for snarky sayings, larger beer mugs, company logos(of course!), or more warmth on cool days. I avoid...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,843
Posted By bbattle

Whatever bicycle fits you the best is the one you...

Whatever bicycle fits you the best is the one you will ride; no matter if it's up hills or on long, flat stretches. I wouldn't worry about weight or components, just ride. And have fun!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By bbattle

Shimano is typically on a four year cycle...

Shimano is typically on a four year cycle regarding group upgrades. Dura Ace being first, then Ultegra, then 105, then whatever is below that, etc.

The updates are usually small but well...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,922
Posted By bbattle

Trek had a bike called the Pilot that used the...

Trek had a bike called the Pilot that used the same technology. that may help. e-mailing Trek may also help.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,277
Posted By bbattle

Holy Resurrection! ...

Holy Resurrection!

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By bbattle

You need to find a Schwinn Varsity on Craigslist...

You need to find a Schwinn Varsity on Craigslist and convert it to Fixed Gear/Singlespeed. With the $800 you will save, you can hit the pubs and take care of the ladies in style.

I have the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,588
Posted By bbattle

Wow! That sounds like Alabama. It's been...

Wow! That sounds like Alabama.

It's been raining off and on for a couple of weeks with no end in sight. I've been hiking with a rain jacket so I stay dry but I really need to get a gym...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,724
Posted By bbattle

Something tells me the OP will not be back.

Something tells me the OP will not be back.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By bbattle

Craiglist and don't look back. Or, don't...

Craiglist and don't look back.

Or, don't let your significant other bully you into parting with beloved steeds....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 12,396
Posted By bbattle

Borrow one of your Classic and Vintage buddy's...

Borrow one of your Classic and Vintage buddy's beloved bikes with steel rims and try to brake when the rims are wet. You'll think rim brakes on aluminum rims are the greatest thing since sliced...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,638
Posted By bbattle

+1000 If it fits, ride it. Half the bikes...

+1000

If it fits, ride it. Half the bikes I test rode during a Trek Demo Day were women's bikes. My Gardin has a B17S (ladies) saddle. Who can tell? Who cares?

Men can ride mixte frames,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,194
Posted By bbattle

Sounds like an excellent reason to buy a new bike!

Sounds like an excellent reason to buy a new bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,913
Posted By bbattle

BianchiGirl over in the Classical and Vintage...

BianchiGirl over in the Classical and Vintage forum could probably give you the complete history of Celeste.

I do remember reading it was originally meant for the Italian army and Bianchi was...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,537
Posted By bbattle

Billy "White Shoes" Johnson would agree with you....

Billy "White Shoes" Johnson would agree with you.

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,106
Posted By bbattle

I remember the Trek Pilot had a rear suspension,...

I remember the Trek Pilot had a rear suspension, at least on some models. It was a rubber puck between the seatstays and seat tube. It didn't last very long but now Pinarello has resurrected the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,028
Posted By bbattle

Just like all the fires caused by people modding...

Just like all the fires caused by people modding their vape pipes(or whatever they are called).
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By bbattle

Velo-orange sells polished cranksets, some with...

Velo-orange sells polished cranksets, some with drillium. They have a single chainring crankset that isn't too expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,738
Posted By bbattle

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hang up and ride
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,526
Posted By bbattle

Save your money for those titanium bottle cage...

Save your money for those titanium bottle cage screws.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,160
Posted By bbattle

Wrong forum, but there are some very nice...

Wrong forum, but there are some very nice handlebar bags that will do the trick. Keeps things handy that you might want/need while riding. Camera, phone, pepper spray, nunchucks, etc.

I have...
01-02-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,185
Posted By bbattle

I have a John Howard frame built by Dave Tesch. ...

I have a John Howard frame built by Dave Tesch. Painted by Brian Bayliss in purple/silver fade. I've never gotten around to building it up. Size 52cm
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,579
Posted By bbattle

Compag4life, I was agreeing with you. I do know...

Compag4life, I was agreeing with you. I do know a bit about carbon and bearings; it's part of my job at MSFC.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-18, 10:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,579
Posted By bbattle

Is there a point to any of this? That headset...

Is there a point to any of this? That headset bearings are not as critical as hub or bottom bracket bearings?

In other news, the sky is blue and the Pope is Catholic.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-18, 08:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,106
Posted By bbattle

I ride a Domane 5.2 (2014). If that Isospeed...

I ride a Domane 5.2 (2014). If that Isospeed thing does something, I can't tell. My previous bike was an aluminum Orbea with carbon fork, seatpost, seatstays. When I first got the Domane, I felt...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,762
Posted By bbattle

I bought a wool maglia rosa with the pockets...

I bought a wool maglia rosa with the pockets across the chest but they must've meant 38cm chest instead of 38 inches. it's VERY snug.

I wore out my 2004 Euskaltel Euskadie team jersey; the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-18, 06:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,524
Posted By bbattle

Dog in a Hat by Joe Parkin Cycling's Golden...

Dog in a Hat by Joe Parkin

Cycling's Golden Age - VeloPress

Spring Classics - VeloPress

The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles

Ascent, the climbs of the tour de france
12-24-18, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,764
Posted By bbattle

Sheldon Brown has the answers you seek: ...

Sheldon Brown has the answers you seek: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/fixedgear.html

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/singlespeed.html

I also recommend keeping the brakes on your bike. You can...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-18, 05:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,606
Posted By bbattle

Has anyone seen Timtak lately?

Has anyone seen Timtak lately?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-18, 05:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,931
Posted By bbattle

If people wouldn't look at themselves in the...

If people wouldn't look at themselves in the mirror while wearing a bike helmet, they could pick one a lot sooner and be out on the road again. If one is truly concerned about what other cyclists...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By bbattle

Late fall and winter usually have the best deals...

Late fall and winter usually have the best deals at the various internet stores. Competitivecyclist, wiggle, ribble, etc. have closeout sales on older models, overstocked frames, etc. Popular...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,312
Posted By bbattle

Very nice post, psimet. How do you feel...

Very nice post, psimet.

How do you feel about low spoke count wheels?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,862
Posted By bbattle

I don't look like Lance, so you will be unable to...

I don't look like Lance, so you will be unable to drop me. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,312
Posted By bbattle

All of the integrated stem/handlebar cockpits...

All of the integrated stem/handlebar cockpits would fit the Domane but why not get separate stem and handlebars?

Bontrager has good stuff; don't dismiss it as being Trek's house brand. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By bbattle

I like my Hincapie baselayers. They are...

I like my Hincapie baselayers. They are lightweight but work really well under a jersey or light jacket. I also have some mid-weight LL Bean long sleeve baselayers that work when it's really cold. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-18, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,090
Posted By bbattle

This is the Road cycling forum, not the tri-bike...

This is the Road cycling forum, not the tri-bike forum.

Anyone caught drinking water from a straw is immediately banned.

Occasionally, we get bikes with bottle cages on the bottom side of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-18, 06:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,471
Posted By bbattle

I can't hear anything over all the noise I make...

I can't hear anything over all the noise I make singing. ��

I wear a Catlike Whisper. Red color. Size: humongous
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,271
Posted By bbattle

Make those Oakleys prescription with polarized...

Make those Oakleys prescription with polarized lenses and the price shoots way up. And I just lost my pair. :-(
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By bbattle

I wear the largest Catlike Whisper and it fits...

I wear the largest Catlike Whisper and it fits great.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-18, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By bbattle

Wow! These guys are way too obvious but so much...

Wow! These guys are way too obvious but so much so that I can only say "Wow!".
10-11-18, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,199
Posted By bbattle

Get on your bike, hands on the handlebars. You...

Get on your bike, hands on the handlebars. You should be able to remove your hands from the bars with no change in position. If not, your set up has you too far forward and/or your core strength...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-18, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By bbattle

The smell of Troll is in the air.

The smell of Troll is in the air.
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