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11-29-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,114
Posted By ldmataya

I've been distributing my collection to family...

I've been distributing my collection to family and friends. Then it occurred to me what kind it is...

"I have the world's largest collection of seashells. I keep it on beaches all over the world....
11-22-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,374
Posted By ldmataya

It has lots of entries on the wayback machine, so...

It has lots of entries on the wayback machine, so worst case the content is all discoverable.
11-04-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,928
Posted By ldmataya

This is pretty much what I always do when...

This is pretty much what I always do when building up a vintage based commuter for someone - this was for my niece. Outer chain guards are easy to find and paint if necessary, and I like to use...
10-28-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 847
Posted By ldmataya

Madison swap 2023 date announced - Jan 21

I didn't see this mentioned yet, came out yesterday from Brazen Dropouts I think.
2022 Bike Swap ó Brazen Dropouts (http://www.brazendropouts.org/bike-swap)
09-19-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,911
Posted By ldmataya

It was a fantastic day - the organizers keep...

It was a fantastic day - the organizers keep raising the bar. The route was perfect except for having to use a couple of county road stretches that really could not be avoided (B and MN). This is...
08-29-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,911
Posted By ldmataya

I don't see anything on this route that is long...

I don't see anything on this route that is long or steep, I do see plenty of fairly gentle roads. County B and Tower Road might have the most elevation I can see and they are short rises. I think my...
08-25-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,911
Posted By ldmataya

I just got the menu emailed. Wow. Tamales, Tex...

I just got the menu emailed. Wow. Tamales, Tex Mex and much more on the ride. 6 providers on the after ride, plus beer and wine of course. iab are you back in?
08-02-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,911
Posted By ldmataya

I'm in - looks like fun and I love the menus! I'm...

I'm in - looks like fun and I love the menus! I'm going to bring something I haven't ridden in a while.

Maybe this one:...
06-14-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,861
Posted By ldmataya

I used to get a fair amount of re-use on 9-10...

I used to get a fair amount of re-use on 9-10 speed links, KMC was my favorite. But in the 11-12 world I've been switching them out once a year, which is typically just 2 re-wax events for road and...
02-24-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,644
Posted By ldmataya

This is my Umberto Dei Imperiale, but it is an...

This is my Umberto Dei Imperiale, but it is an older picture. These tires are now worn out and I have to address some rust issues on the rims. So it is now disassembled in the shop. One disadvantage...
01-13-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,909
Posted By ldmataya

I'll be there, looking forward to the part where...

I'll be there, looking forward to the part where we watch iab try to give away his give-away pile. I'll have some old and modern parts, a nice tubular wheelset, and this frame....
11-29-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,909
Posted By ldmataya

Definitely going to be there - best social biking...

Definitely going to be there - best social biking event because you never get dropped. Success selling bikes in the bike corral has been a pleasant surprise for me the past 2 events. While they...
05-03-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,985
Posted By ldmataya

iab I do appreciate the offer, but I won't need...

iab I do appreciate the offer, but I won't need it. I will, however need a few other things and you are first on my list.

...
04-30-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,985
Posted By ldmataya

I haven't had this out for awhile. Getting closer...

I haven't had this out for awhile. Getting closer to finding it a mission.

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04-07-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,668
Posted By ldmataya

This made me want to drop everything and go ride...

This made me want to drop everything and go ride interesting places for a month.
04-06-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By ldmataya

Hey Skip, the FMB PRs I purchased 5 years ago...

Hey Skip, the FMB PRs I purchased 5 years ago also have this external threading so this isn't recent. I have an old set of Clements that also have this style stem, but other than that everything else...
03-10-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,390
Posted By ldmataya

I'm still working on my Sledgehammer, only have...

I'm still working on my Sledgehammer, only have some of the parts. Maybe next year. Great thread!
12-17-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By ldmataya

Nice project! Have you checked the date stamps on...

Nice project! Have you checked the date stamps on the RD and crank? Some would find a front der that matched, and the link you provided is to a post-1978 "not going to impale you" front.derailleur....
12-17-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,964
Posted By ldmataya

This difference is quite noticeable in off-road...

This difference is quite noticeable in off-road riding, if you pay attention. All serious MTB riders know what kind of tight switchback they are going to struggle with. For me it is right hand turns,...
12-08-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,725
Posted By ldmataya

I think these will be C&V some day - surprisingly...

I think these will be C&V some day - surprisingly well mannered bike which I love to ride. This was the best year for the Fillmore because it was still welded in Wisconsin, has the stainless logo...
12-06-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,823
Posted By ldmataya

In my game, no matter how hard I pedal I can't...

In my game, no matter how hard I pedal I can't beat this F. Maertens guy in the sprint.
...
11-25-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,233
Posted By ldmataya

Dairyland Dare registration up

I didn't see a thread on this, so thought I would start it. August 7, 2021. https://dairylanddare.com/

For those of you familiar with the "decline" of the past couple of years, the Dare has new...
11-25-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,706
Posted By ldmataya

Wow, tough choice. There is one ride I would do...

Wow, tough choice. There is one ride I would do again if I had a time machine. Way back when, my racing friends and I would always try to get one last epic road ride in before snow. So for several...
06-15-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,081
Posted By ldmataya

I use 32mm cross tubulars on some older, narrow...

I use 32mm cross tubulars on some older, narrow tubular rims with no issues at all - they work great. In fact I recently laced a set to disc hubs and they look great and will last forever since there...
03-24-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,929
Posted By ldmataya

If nothing else, this could be a really...

If nothing else, this could be a really interesting time to buy and sell, so I am going to pick up the pace even though I don't really need to. When markets get volatile, you can sometimes get the...
03-23-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,207
Posted By ldmataya

I'm creating a new category - prettiest couple....

I'm creating a new category - prettiest couple. ChromeMolly 's Trek 950 and my Trek 750 Orange Crush.

...
03-23-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 48,394
Posted By ldmataya

Finn and Phoebe - Chinese Crested. They tan in...

Finn and Phoebe - Chinese Crested. They tan in the summer and need sweaters the other 9 months up here. Would definitely ride in a cargo bike once I acquire one.
...
03-23-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 48,394
Posted By ldmataya

Cute dogs! We have a Finn who is also a couch...

Cute dogs! We have a Finn who is also a couch dweller with his sister. I'll have to post them.
03-13-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,535
Posted By ldmataya

I have them on my Umberto Dei grocery and cafe...

I have them on my Umberto Dei grocery and cafe bike. The comments are all pretty accurate. I have nice pads that are adjusted well, but I just ride this on the flats. The rear mechanism has multiple...
01-22-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,288
Posted By ldmataya

If you are is interested in doing a group ride on...

If you are is interested in doing a group ride on zwift, it isn't too difficult. There are a couple of methods, including just agreeing with someone to meet at a certain time and place, but there is...
12-27-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 36,870
Posted By ldmataya

I would probably buy cars but there is no place...

I would probably buy cars but there is no place to put them. So am I the first one to say "more bikes"? Cuz they will fit. Actually I'm trying to kit out for some adventure riding, long days on a...
11-26-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,708
Posted By ldmataya

I'm also all for 28. 36 hole hubs and rims have...

I'm also all for 28. 36 hole hubs and rims have been the solution to bad spokes, bad rim beds, and bad wheel builds for decades now. Remember that one reason we liked 36 hole wheels was because you...
11-15-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,692
Posted By ldmataya

Kool Stop Dura2 Carbon #2...

Kool Stop Dura2 Carbon #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) is all I use. They are black so look good on my LeMond. They also work just as well on alu rims. Another...
11-13-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5,588
Views: 586,141
Posted By ldmataya

I *think* I have a Veloce 8s long cage which...

I *think* I have a Veloce 8s long cage which accomplishes the same thing with a bit less bling. Are you specifically looking for the one labeled Racing Triple? Started repainting my shop so I can't...
11-07-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 366,155
Posted By ldmataya

This is Aria. I didn't ask her to guard the...

This is Aria. I didn't ask her to guard the Bottecchia, she volunteered.
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08-21-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,519
Posted By ldmataya

I have some data on this topic, having used a...

I have some data on this topic, having used a power meter for a few years, and tracking things carefully up until about 3 years ago. At the same power, speed difference #1...
08-11-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2,335
Views: 193,990
Posted By ldmataya

I know a couple of the people at Race Day so when...

I know a couple of the people at Race Day so when I run into them I will ask what they have in mind.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,014
Posted By ldmataya

Welcome to the forums. I regularly ride the roads...

Welcome to the forums. I regularly ride the roads you are talking about (Mount Horeb, Blue Mounds, New Glarus, Barneveld, Mineral Point). All modern bikes are light, but a bike that fits and that I...
07-23-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,971
Posted By ldmataya

Road riders who switch to MTB often keep weight...

Road riders who switch to MTB often keep weight too far forward - likely what you are doing since you are riding on flat roads. When I started riding off road seriously after 30 years of nothing but...
07-19-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,971
Posted By ldmataya

Once you've sold something, I don't believe it is...

Once you've sold something, I don't believe it is yours anymore - is it? Lets say for the sake of argument that the OPs Ritchey really is worth $1,500 to some collector because it is serial #1...
07-18-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,177
Posted By ldmataya

Biggest issue in doing so was typically brake...

Biggest issue in doing so was typically brake clearance with larger tires. It was not uncommon around here to have a shop braze on cantilever mounts to a steel bike to make it a touring or off road...
07-16-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 30,860
Posted By ldmataya

They make pretty good commuter - all purpose...

They make pretty good commuter - all purpose bikes. This one was covered in grease and grime at a flea market but my wife saw enough of the paint to dig it out.
...
07-10-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,731
Posted By ldmataya

I have this problem with my hardtail MTB,...

I have this problem with my hardtail MTB, especially on a rough trail ride. Fortunately it has a removable seatpost clamp, so I purchased some extras that have a heavier clamp bolt. They are...
07-09-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,845
Posted By ldmataya

Off by a year. 1954 Tipo Roma. ...

Off by a year. 1954 Tipo Roma.

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07-07-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,963
Posted By ldmataya

I piped up awhile back with an opinion on the Leo...

I piped up awhile back with an opinion on the Leo Bottecchia, so cudak888 asked me to back up that seemingly authoritarian claim :)

My story is I've been a fan of these for awhile. I own a 1969...
07-03-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,419
Posted By ldmataya

You can get a quick release adapter that slides...

You can get a quick release adapter that slides into your wheel axle - we've used that with our Thule wheel carriers (the flexible arm ones). There is also a rigid thru axle wall mount that I've...
07-01-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,968
Posted By ldmataya

I think the most useful statement in the article...

I think the most useful statement in the article is "the sidewalls donít really hold up the weight of bike and rider. Itís the air that supports the weight." And note that this statement is true no...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,064
Posted By ldmataya

Tires, rims, riding style, everything matters in...

Tires, rims, riding style, everything matters in trying to make comparisons so almost impossible to generalize. But +1 on getting an accurate pressure gauge that you use no matter what pump you use....
05-15-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By ldmataya

Somehow I pictured this being done with cardboard...

Somehow I pictured this being done with cardboard stencils that would get used for a period of time and then tossed. But a metal stencil makes perfect sense. My brother and I have discussed how an...
05-07-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,172
Posted By ldmataya

I like clamps better for their flexibility. You...

I like clamps better for their flexibility. You can add a chain keeper, etc. Next time I pull apart my Lemond I'm going to paint the clamp the downtube color and enhance the braze-on derailleur.
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