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12-12-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,037
Posted By USAZorro

Sounds like Bombay Gin. I despise gin. As...

Sounds like Bombay Gin. I despise gin.

As for the initial question... just a little bit. Not a fan of Soviet block equipment, but my concern is more of the dubious quality than anything else,...
12-08-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,501
Posted By USAZorro

Raleigh Fireball DTR coaster (single speed...

Raleigh Fireball DTR coaster (single speed coaster brake) - in gold. (thanks to whomever loaded the catalog)

...
12-06-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,263
Posted By USAZorro

I am a minimalist. Why put a treasured bicycle...

I am a minimalist. Why put a treasured bicycle somewhere that it will collect sweat? I'd hate to ride this tank out on the road, but on the trainer... all the negatives just don't matter. Though...
12-04-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By USAZorro

Yes. It's a freewheel, otherwise my FR1 wouldn't...

Yes. It's a freewheel, otherwise my FR1 wouldn't fit. :) I did attempt to remove using my 10" crescent wrench, and it wouldn't budge - hence the question.

Thanks for the confirmation. I will...
12-04-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By USAZorro

Perplexed by a small thing

As I'm working (a slight overstatement) on a number of slow-moving projects, I'm at a point where I would like to rebuild a set of wheels for an old Hawthorn Cruiser that was acquired on the cheap...
11-20-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,189
Posted By USAZorro

I had to go back in time a few years to find a...

I had to go back in time a few years to find a NDS picture. This was how the Competition looked pre-gugificazione.

...
11-15-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,846
Posted By USAZorro

I'd have been tempted to cash out and move to a...

I'd have been tempted to cash out and move to a larger place. Obviously, I'm not much of a city person any more. :innocent:

It definitely is an improvement and will help resale if you decide to go...
11-13-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,456
Posted By USAZorro

Beautiful. Will be interested to hear what you...

Beautiful. Will be interested to hear what you think of it after you ride it. I acquired a 1974 (no longer with an original set up, but with a configuration that works very well) from sloar a...
11-12-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,830
Posted By USAZorro

I know someone who built an airplane in his...

I know someone who built an airplane in his basement. From the start he had a plan to get it out, but that plan required opening a hole in one wall of the basement. His story...
11-11-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,830
Posted By USAZorro

I've spent a fair amount of time in kayaks and...

I've spent a fair amount of time in kayaks and canoes. I also happen to live about 3 miles from a boat launch and marina on Smith Mountain Lake (which is a pretty big deal in this part of Virginia)....
11-11-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,830
Posted By USAZorro

I'm thinking of gardening and woodworking... and...

I'm thinking of gardening and woodworking... and perhaps trying my hand at building a kayak or canoe.
11-11-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,830
Posted By USAZorro

Doomsday... errrr... retirement prepping. I...

Doomsday... errrr... retirement prepping. I enjoy the mechanical aspect of the hobby and the riding, but need to get back to doing more riding and less wrenching. I expect to have other creative...
11-11-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 727
Posted By USAZorro

Possibly this is a 1973 build that was made just...

Possibly this is a 1973 build that was made just before the new serial scheme went into effect?
11-10-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 727
Posted By USAZorro

ok - I see pictures now. I agree with it being a...

ok - I see pictures now. I agree with it being a Record, built in Ireland. The graphics aren't what I'd expect from a 1970 (they had different script and an oval headbadge). It's possible that it...
11-10-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 727
Posted By USAZorro

Any pictures? A serial number? Seatpost...

Any pictures? A serial number? Seatpost diameter? Color combination? It's really had to identify a frame based on the components, as they can be - and often are changed over the lifetime of a...
11-10-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By USAZorro

Not a bad acquisition - however... ( Recently...

Not a bad acquisition - however... ( Recently departed from my 1970's Raleigh affinity, skipped clean over the 1980's, and recently picked up a small Raleigh Team frame for my wife. Am closing in on...
11-10-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By USAZorro

Possibly a previous owner's initials? If that's...

Possibly a previous owner's initials? If that's the case, lightning may strike you two or three times before you figure it out.
11-08-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By USAZorro

One "bike change" away from the triple. ...

One "bike change" away from the triple. :innocent:

Hoping to see some return to normal (if not in 2021, hopefully in 2022). Things have been turbulent here as well. Broadcast rules and recent...
11-08-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By USAZorro

Makes sense. Nothing to prevent anyone from...

Makes sense. Nothing to prevent anyone from creating a general discussion thread absent the fantasy aspect. I'll grant you that during a more normal year, there would likely be more participants,...
11-06-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By USAZorro

I was too, as he's on my team. He doesn't seem a...

I was too, as he's on my team. He doesn't seem a GC contender, but he's going to be a breakaway threat who may eventually be as renowned as Jens and DeGendt.

Tomorrow pretty much decides it all. ...
11-02-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By USAZorro

Martin, Carthy and Carapaz had no reason to put...

Martin, Carthy and Carapaz had no reason to put in a 100% effort in the Tour.

I do expect Roglic to take some time on the other contenders though.
10-30-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By USAZorro

I have to confess. My hospice nurse has been the...

I have to confess. My hospice nurse has been the key to my competitiveness. :innocent:
10-29-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By USAZorro

This is the sort of stage I picked Cavagna and...

This is the sort of stage I picked Cavagna and Peters for. No idea how they feel, but they're plucky riders who could possibly pull something off.
10-26-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By USAZorro

Would not be surprised to hear the announcement...

Would not be surprised to hear the announcement that the Vuelta is going to be stopped.
10-26-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,860
Posted By USAZorro

Translation: There's been a pharmaceutical...

Translation: There's been a pharmaceutical breakthrough. :innocent:
10-25-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By USAZorro

I think they're ok with taking team Israel for...

I think they're ok with taking team Israel for suckers regarding their remaining riding talent. More power to them.
10-25-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By USAZorro

No idea if legit. Not like it would...

No idea if legit. Not like it would significantly boost the worth.

Now if Alberto's Trek frame with 500 fan signatures were to appear for sale, that might be worth a teensy bit more.
10-25-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,860
Posted By USAZorro

MTBrider had me sweating bullets. ooga-booga is...

MTBrider had me sweating bullets. ooga-booga is always a force. If poor Daryl hasn't been left to bleed out in a bathtub somewhere south of the equator, the kidney snatcher can't be left without...
10-25-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By USAZorro

I tend to lose faith in riders after cheering for...

I tend to lose faith in riders after cheering for them 5 or 6 times and having something untoward "happen" every single time. Have to admit, I was finally pleased to see Richie make the podium in the...
10-25-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,032
Posted By USAZorro

Not hoping to get into a retro-grouchy spat with...

Not hoping to get into a retro-grouchy spat with you, but... even a much lower priced fitness tracker that can link to strava will give you all the info that an older computer would, with portability...
10-25-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By USAZorro

Won't last. Why? Carapaz has only one viable...

Won't last.

Why? Carapaz has only one viable wingman in the mountains (Amador). This said, while teammates matter, he's not entirely dependent on wheel-sucking to do well. Dan has none, plus has...
10-24-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,032
Posted By USAZorro

Tubeless tires. I could see an attraction if I...

Tubeless tires. I could see an attraction if I lived where there are goatheads, but I don't. Very intentionally.
Electronic shifting. I fantasize about having a unit that effectively jams every unit...
10-24-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,860
Posted By USAZorro

Some guy on one of them newfangled carbon fiber...

Some guy on one of them newfangled carbon fiber jobbies is going to win the stage.

Perhaps the day when electronic shifting reminds us why it's not such a good idea.
10-23-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,951
Posted By USAZorro

Need to put myself back on the record. Ceased...

Need to put myself back on the record. Ceased being a Mormon about 9 years ago.

This said, have to ask why I went to target back in 2003 or so and bought Magnas for my kids. I didn't know any...
10-23-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,749
Posted By USAZorro

1. Doubt it. 2. Can't tell from picture. Will...

1. Doubt it.
2. Can't tell from picture. Will have to test-ride. Not the worst thing in the world if you need to swap springs or RDs
3. Doubt it. Sun Tour was generous on the range. Is a matter of...
10-22-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By USAZorro

Froome only lost a bit over 7 minutes today. ...

Froome only lost a bit over 7 minutes today. Progress?
10-22-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,860
Posted By USAZorro

Well, I lost one today. Visconti had something...

Well, I lost one today. Visconti had something go wrong.
10-21-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,716
Posted By USAZorro

Pogacar, Van der Poel, Van Aert, Evanpoel,...

Pogacar, Van der Poel, Van Aert, Evanpoel, Hirschi, Almeida, Bernal, Mas, Kuss, McNulty (no doubt I'm missing some). Not all are GC types, but there's certainly a potentially bright future there...
10-21-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By USAZorro

On what stage will it be called the "Froome...

On what stage will it be called the "Froome wagon"?
10-20-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By USAZorro

I presume that not requiring clandestine Jiffy...

I presume that not requiring clandestine Jiffy bag deliveries would weigh in my favor?
10-20-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By USAZorro

You have no idea how awesome I'd be at this... or...

You have no idea how awesome I'd be at this... or managing a team in the English Premier League. :innocent:

Seriously though. Whomever they have doing the planning and hiring is delusional.
10-20-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By USAZorro

What's your source for the bar wraps?

What's your source for the bar wraps?
10-20-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By USAZorro

I think any of us could replace whomever is...

I think any of us could replace whomever is calling the shots at Israel Start up. The only rider on their squad (current or future) that I'd lobby to retain in their apparent roles is Dowsett...
10-20-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By USAZorro

Well, Carapaz was a steal and a deal compared to...

Well, Carapaz was a steal and a deal compared to Froome (whom it appears nobody but Israel start up is willing to take a chance on these days - and I bet Brailsford has some regrets about sending him...
10-20-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By USAZorro

Not too soon to get worried and position...

Not too soon to get worried and position themselves for the eventuality that they took a bet isn't looking like it's going to pay off like they hoped.
10-20-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By USAZorro

I have faith that Dan Martin will fade. Don't...

I have faith that Dan Martin will fade. Don't kick yourself long term about that. I'm just glad Carapaz won the coin toss with Pinot.
10-20-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By USAZorro

Either that, or spin the wheel on breakaways. I...

Either that, or spin the wheel on breakaways. I took the same two.
10-20-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By USAZorro

Froome is done. I wouldn't be surprised if this...

Froome is done. I wouldn't be surprised if this is his last race. Perhaps he'll hold out hope for making more progress before next season, but he's won his last race.
10-20-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,943
Posted By USAZorro

I see nobody had faith in Froome. Have to wonder...

I see nobody had faith in Froome. Have to wonder if this is his last hurrah before retiring.
10-20-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,860
Posted By USAZorro

A new, out-of-the-blue team shows up out of...

A new, out-of-the-blue team shows up out of nowhere to lead us on stage 16? Someone squandered over 2 weeks of gloating.
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