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10-09-19, 12:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,608
Posted By venturi95

Bobby Kennedy had a joke: What’s the first...

Bobby Kennedy had a joke:
What’s the first thing you hear when you get to hell? OK, everyone form into small groups!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 80,607
Posted By venturi95

So is there a different thread for rim tape as...

So is there a different thread for rim tape as well as sealant?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 80,607
Posted By venturi95

Wow! What a wealth of real world experience this...

Wow! What a wealth of real world experience this thread has yielded. I spent an hour and skipped to the end, so forgive me if I missed something. I am looking forward to going road tubeless on carbon...
10-03-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By venturi95

Good, I can bring a suitcase full of darkness.:)

Good, I can bring a suitcase full of darkness.:)
10-03-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By venturi95

Carbonfiberboy: 400km? You have way more natural...

Carbonfiberboy: 400km? You have way more natural ability and ambition than I do.
10-02-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,672
Posted By venturi95

What’s the deal, you don’t have a mirror at home?

What’s the deal, you don’t have a mirror at home?
09-28-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,168
Posted By venturi95

The term "exercise addiction" was obviously...

The term "exercise addiction" was obviously thought up by an automobile addicted person who chose not to structure their life around superior health and fitness.
09-28-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By venturi95

Quality vs Quantity, Your Success Stories

I find most days I have way less than 2 hours to ride, sometimes only 1:20 or so. I know this prevents building any real endurance, but what real-world results have you had? I am old (61) and not...
09-26-19, 01:50 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,695
Posted By venturi95

I like the ride of vintage frames and forks

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Please don’t do a hack job....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,794
Posted By venturi95

The Breezer Venturi was a full on racing...

The Breezer Venturi was a full on racing frameset. It featured a revolutionary Dropped top tube design (horizontal, not sloping). Mine had a 0.4 mm thick top tube in the thin center section, Tange...
09-17-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,990
Posted By venturi95

I don't live in Portland Oregon though (sadly)...

I don't live in Portland Oregon though (sadly) and all of the bike paths I have seen in various small towns in California are of the former variety.[/QUOTE]

I agree about this, but I have seen a...
09-17-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By venturi95

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I had 56 cm Saga Frameset just like that with a...
Forum: For Sale
09-12-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By venturi95

Top tube length center to center? Any dents, deep...

Top tube length center to center? Any dents, deep scratches?
09-11-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By venturi95

I checked the data usage for one ride just by...

I checked the data usage for one ride just by resetting my usage. I didn't think of that until reading some replies. A one hour and thirty-six minute ride - a regular ride I do - used 336 KB. The...
09-04-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 35,876
Posted By venturi95

I like the comfort and versatility of a nice drop...

I like the comfort and versatility of a nice drop bar. Sitting upright makes my ass hurt. Flat bars make my hands and wrists hurt. I see more on a traditional road bike because I travel farther,...
09-03-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,952
Posted By venturi95

Crank Up The Mileage. Crank it up...

Crank Up The Mileage.
Crank it up good now, ya hear! A century every Wednesday, 3 and 1/2 hours at least most other days. Only have time for a two hour ride? Just skip riding and get some...
09-03-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By venturi95

i concur with RetrGrouch in post #7...

i concur with RetrGrouch in post #7 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=7) . Changing out tubes does not fix the source of your consternation.
09-03-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By venturi95

I think it's best to consider how the thickness...

I think it's best to consider how the thickness or thinness of a pair of pads will change the brake's geometry. I like Kool Stop or Jaguar long, thin, rim conforming pads. In my experience the longer...
08-31-19, 04:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By venturi95

Strava and cellular data use

How much data am I using on a two hour ride? If it matters I am in good service the whole time.
08-30-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By venturi95

I have nothing but good stuff to say about...

I have nothing but good stuff to say about Stan's. Two pairs of road wheels, one was Alfa 360 28 holes f&r, CX ray spokes, no problems, no attention needed very often. 32 hole 29er wheels with CX...
08-30-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,136
Posted By venturi95

OK, I must chime in here as a self-declared very...

OK, I must chime in here as a self-declared very stable genius when it comes to dogs. I have owned a few over most of my life, I worked as a meter reader one winter, and I have been riding public...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,893
Posted By venturi95

If all you care about is going fast, then carbon...

If all you care about is going fast, then carbon has won the day. I have just now got almost a season on a full carbon bike (2019 Salsa Beargrease Deore), although I will admit to being very...
08-16-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,072
Posted By venturi95

lisent't up

you can get it if you really want ir
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,722
Posted By venturi95

Cantilever squeal works better than a bike bell....

Cantilever squeal works better than a bike bell. I agree discs can be finicky, I hate things rubbing that shouldn't be rubbing.
08-04-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,775
Posted By venturi95

Cars just take up too much space in cities. A...

Cars just take up too much space in cities. A multi million dollar home won’t change that fact.
08-02-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,414
Posted By venturi95

It depends, there is no blanket statement for...

It depends, there is no blanket statement for every traffic situation. If we are all headed to another long red light, I most definitely just wait. Why get passed by stressed out and frustrated...
08-02-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,225
Posted By venturi95

Too nice!

I had a life altering tib-fib compound fracture by a motorcyclist not following the rules. The rules are well established and there for a reason.
There is an MUP near my old house where some folks...
08-02-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,414
Posted By venturi95

I have seen bike riders holding up a line of cars...

I have seen bike riders holding up a line of cars two blocks long by taking the lane at a snail’s pace. You and I may not get upset over this, but most people would want revenge, sad but I honestly...
08-01-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,414
Posted By venturi95

Scaaaary

The rider could have easily been crushed under the wheels of the car. I never take the lane when I would impede traffic at a walking speed, THAT will piss off motorists. I cringe when I see that bad...
07-30-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By venturi95

put the white tape on first thing in the morning,...

put the white tape on first thing in the morning, before your hands get dirty. then enjoy the rich patina as it ages.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 20,222
Posted By venturi95

Car Alternative is not my experience

I don’t live or even visit cool cosmopolitan cities. I was in Portland Oregon (painfully uncool place to ride IMHO) and saw a few e bikes just being ridden around by young adults obviously not on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 28,230
Posted By venturi95

Worst Thread Ever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzyd91NFx-Y

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07-25-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By venturi95

Nice! In England fanny is slang for the female...

Nice! In England fanny is slang for the female reproductive organ.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 20,222
Posted By venturi95

Why

Why do people have to keep up with others faster than them? I have no illusions about getting older and slower. Just enjoy what fitnesses you still have. If you are a former racer (or fast type) you...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-24-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,482
Posted By venturi95

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07-23-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,783
Posted By venturi95

106 for any extended climbing, never too hot to...

106 for any extended climbing, never too hot to ride the flats
07-20-19, 02:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,244
Posted By venturi95

Slightly Off Topic

I also worry about cog wear and drivetrain wear in general. This mindset has me usually installing a new chain about every 2500 to 3000 miles. I know there is about a rivet diameter of stretch at...
07-14-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,277
Posted By venturi95

Looking around Oregon

I’m trying to find a place to live in this beautiful State. I’m spoiled and looking for the following:
•Low fire hazard
•Affordable housing
•quiet paved roads where I can ride from my front door...
Forum: Touring
07-05-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,054
Posted By venturi95

Men’s *ahem* Health

Sit on your arse bones and not the nerves, blood vessels, and cables that operate your “area of concern.” If the Lone Ranger gets numb or you feel a hammering of the crotch you’re doing it wrong. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 02:08 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,707
Posted By venturi95

Hate is a powerful word, and I hate the...

Hate is a powerful word, and I hate the ergonomics of double tap. I will never own an electronic shifting group unless all of you good people get together and buy me one.
Forum: Touring
07-05-19, 12:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,409
Posted By venturi95

I Win

Years ago I was descending fast on the Coast Hiway into Stinson Beach. A wasp hit me in the eyeball proper, felt like a BB gun put my eye out and nearly caused me to crash while exceeding the Fred...
07-02-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,524
Posted By venturi95

[QUOTE=DrIsotope;21001398]These types of threads...

[QUOTE=DrIsotope;21001398]These types of threads make me wonder-- have y'all really been riding that long?
I will admit that I have been pretty much a fair weather rider, and only done sporadic...
07-01-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,524
Posted By venturi95

Mattel Varroom bike

Christmas Day 1963 I was 5 years old and could already ride as my older brother would launch me down hill on a huge old balloon tire bike for “fun”. There was a perfectly undisturbed inch of dry cold...
07-01-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,375
Posted By venturi95

Blame the shop owners

In Chico there was a couple of shop owners who hired friends or friends of their kids regardless of cycling knowledge or even experience. One didn’t know that sew ups were still being made and...
06-20-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By venturi95

My bad: This is the second cable in there this...

My bad: This is the second cable in there this Summer (Spring). I know it is shot. It is unraveled from pulling through. I replaced the original one thinking the mech who put it together must not...
06-20-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By venturi95

Sora Front Derailleur

Am I missing something? The cable pulls through after about 10 rides or so no matter how hard I tighten the cable binder bolt. Very annoying since I start out uphill and have to come...
06-20-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,297
Posted By venturi95

Oh Please

Don't drink and post.
Replies: 14
Views: 5,039
Posted By venturi95

Doctors are like bicycle mechanics: Some of them...

Doctors are like bicycle mechanics: Some of them need to find a new profession and some of them are worth their weight in gold. Just because a doctor says something there is no reason to accept it as...
06-14-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,429
Posted By venturi95

Dura Ace = durable ace Ultegra = ultimate...

Dura Ace = durable ace
Ultegra = ultimate integrity
Nexave = next wave
These are all I can remember. I like the names, very Japanese in construct and fashion. The numbering system for the better...
06-06-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By venturi95

I had forearm tendinitis that took 2.5 years to...

I had forearm tendinitis that took 2.5 years to recover from, and that was being super diligent not to stress it. I can't imagine riding of any significance and ever getting rid of your condition as...
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