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05-22-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,231
Posted By Trakhak

To use the example of Merckx in 1974 to dismiss...

To use the example of Merckx in 1974 to dismiss Si's riding ability is a bit unfair. That said, he is in pretty good shape, based on previous videos. For example, GCN did a series of videos with the...
05-21-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By gobicycling

My wife and I have ridden that exact road several...

My wife and I have ridden that exact road several times in Saguaro National Park East. It's a beautiful ride.
05-18-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 929
Posted By bikingshearer

I understand the draw. Bottom line: you could use...

I understand the draw. Bottom line: you could use your wheels at Eroica CA with no one giving a poop, but they might not pass muster in Italy.

As for the rest of the discussion: Ride what the heck...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 541,922
Posted By Miles2go

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Solo 62 miles yesterday, 18.7mph ave., 2,700ft
05-15-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By Biker395

Every Dog Has Its Day

Every Dog has its Day (And this was not mine).

So our good friend Ken organized a ride in our local mountains yesterday. The original plan was to ride over Sherman Pass ... a ride in the...
05-15-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 22,756
Posted By big chainring

This reminds me of a kid at Mikwaukee Super Week...

This reminds me of a kid at Mikwaukee Super Week circa 1977. He was 15-16 yrs old, a Junior from Colorado. With his dark skin I thought he was of Mexican descent. He was terribly shy, slight build,...
05-13-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By Skullo

Your Clem looks geared to handle it!

Your Clem looks geared to handle it!
05-10-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,951
Posted By cooperryder

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 541,922
Posted By ooga-booga

oh yeah...know that climb. a great, must-do,...

oh yeah...know that climb. a great, must-do, (almost) 9-mile loop.
05-06-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,951
Posted By cooperryder

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 541,922
Posted By Miles2go

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Kitt Peak - Two days ago
04-29-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 26,282
Views: 2,820,167
Posted By rsbob

Wonderful day for a ride in the high 50s, low...

Wonderful day for a ride in the high 50s, low 60s. Rode almost 30 miles and 1500í. Since its been unseasonably cool and wet, the local mountains still have fresh snow which makes for great views.

...
04-23-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 26,282
Views: 2,820,167
Posted By Wildwood

Thankful to post this thread

Puget Sound glory - dry weekend, mornings above 50* topping out over 60, clouds and sun in afternoon....
04-22-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,354
Posted By msu2001la

This is exactly the point of the NYT editorial....

This is exactly the point of the NYT editorial. Most/all of the US has prioritized driving above all other modes of transport, and therefore our roadways are designed to prioritize driving, and are...
04-16-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,978
Posted By El Chaba

When I started racing and for a few years it was...

When I started racing and for a few years it was required to wear a helmet, but with no type specified. Most of the guys rode with leather helmets ( now sometimes referred to as hairnets). I never...
04-16-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 991
Posted By big chainring

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The way Dino's roll.
04-15-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 991
Posted By Camilo

I just spray with a general cleaner (Like "409")...

I just spray with a general cleaner (Like "409") and rub it clean with a cloth. It's not rocket science: stuff gets dirty? clean it.
04-14-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 991
Posted By ThermionicScott

You can either use products that don't show their...

You can either use products that don't show their age as quickly, or make your peace with the fact that nothing looks new forever. I use white bar tape on a few bikes, and it stands as testament...
04-14-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By 1964Supersport

Finally out for my 1st ride since 1986.

I finally got the old 64 Supersport out for a ride. I had to replace the rear tube and all four brake pads. At the recommendation some of you made I ordered from Tim at Koolstop. Really nice guy and...
04-11-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 39,583
Posted By tkamd73

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1978 Supercourse...
04-11-22, 02:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 616
Posted By merziac

I'll see your geezer and raise you a :wtf:;) ...

I'll see your geezer and raise you a :wtf:;)

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04-11-22, 12:12 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 39,583
Posted By jimijames

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A lot of bronze green!!!
04-10-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,201
Posted By Koyote

You must have low BMI and not eat consume meat,...

You must have low BMI and not eat consume meat, spicy foods, and alcohol. Otherwise, that dog would've ripped your face off and then eaten your liver.
04-10-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 39,583
Posted By cyccommute

A true green one but it started life as a purple...

A true green one but it started life as a purple Specialized Vita. Not vintage but it is green

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04-09-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By Mr. 66

The one is a pivotbolt drop, and the pads are in...

The one is a pivotbolt drop, and the pads are in backwards on the front set.
04-09-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18,884
Views: 2,320,149
Posted By majmt

My wife and I were able to get in another ride...

My wife and I were able to get in another ride yesterday in Yellowstone before the roads open up for tourist vehicle traffic next week.
...
04-08-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 616
Posted By gugie

If'n you're not a natural climber, and you want...

If'n you're not a natural climber, and you want to modify your N.R. cranks, triplizer is what you want. 52-42-24 on this rig, 13-32 in the rear. I really want to get to the top of Cypress this year...
04-08-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 723
Posted By RH Clark

Congrats. I got on an old beater bike 4 years ago...

Congrats. I got on an old beater bike 4 years ago to teach my son how to ride. I was 50 years old and hadn't been on a bike for nearly 40 years. At age 50, I was 360 lbs. and I didn't ride that first...
04-07-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 18,884
Views: 2,320,149
Posted By SurferRosa

Plug for a new tv show, called Mountain in the...

Plug for a new tv show, called Mountain in the Middle.

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04-07-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18,884
Views: 2,320,149
Posted By etherhuffer

First ride out this year as the pollen has...

First ride out this year as the pollen has finally backed off a bit. The picture below is Ercolini Park in West Seattle. An elderly gent passed and willed his property to the city for a park. A...
04-06-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18,884
Views: 2,320,149
Posted By gaucho777

It's Spring Break (teacher), so I was able to get...

It's Spring Break (teacher), so I was able to get out for a fairly long ride--at least the longest ride I've been on in a while--just over 70 miles and ~3500' climbing. From my home in Berkeley, I...
04-03-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 39,583
Posted By PilotFishBob

The Bob, from today's club ride. ...

The Bob, from today's club ride.
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04-01-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By alcjphil

The biggest culprit here is the size difference...

The biggest culprit here is the size difference between the chainrings, the bigger the difference the more likely you will have chain rub while in the small ring and in the smallest cogs. I have a 2...
03-29-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,406
Posted By indyfabz

Cut off its food supply, folks.

Cut off its food supply, folks.
03-26-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By mprince

All put back together, picture doesn't meet the...

All put back together, picture doesn't meet the BF standard, sorry (not)
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03-24-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,831
Posted By 79pmooney

And does front center matter? If you ride with...

And does front center matter? If you ride with fenders it can. I've ripped a few stay brackets off the fender with my shoe coming down on the fender bolt riding fix gear. If my shoe doesn't slip...
03-24-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,831
Posted By Riveting

I disagree. The fact that overlap happens "makes...

I disagree. The fact that overlap happens "makes it a big deal" to me also, because I don't want it to happen, at all. The fact that we don't want it doesn't make us ignorant (that's just an absurd...
03-24-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,831
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 Front center roughly equals Wheel base -...

+1 Front center roughly equals Wheel base - chainstay length. (I say roughly because there is an about 2" difference in height between the hub axles and the bottom bracket so this isn't quite exact...
03-24-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,831
Posted By Kapusta

I look at toe overlap sort of like pedal strikes...

I look at toe overlap sort of like pedal strikes on the ground: You need to adjust your riding technique to deal with it (not pedaling through heavily leaned turns), but I have never heard of someone...
03-22-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4,422
Views: 695,255
Posted By botty kayer

And in the absence of a guerrilla knitting or...

And in the absence of a guerrilla knitting or yarn bombing thread, I think this place is as good as place as any to post these. While cycling around the suburbs of Dulwich this week I've come across...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,753
Views: 449,879
Posted By tankist

Del Valle, Livermore, CA ...

Del Valle, Livermore, CA

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03-16-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,070
Posted By indyfabz

Put a kickstand on it. Problem solved. And...

Put a kickstand on it. Problem solved. And serious Fred cred.
03-15-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By 70sSanO

I remember a number of years ago on a ukulele...

I remember a number of years ago on a ukulele forum posters would note commercials with ukuleles. More rare than commercials with bikes.

John
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By bblair

Schwinn Paramount restoration project. Frame from...

Schwinn Paramount restoration project. Frame from 1968. Got a quote from Mr. Schwinn himself and it was crazy expensive. My LBS sent it out to powder coat and I think it turned out great....
03-14-22, 01:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,108
Posted By imi

If thatís the case, it is a fantastic engineering...

If thatís the case, it is a fantastic engineering choice. Not everybody is an expert at everythingÖ even those who think they are :roflmao2:
03-13-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,240
Posted By daverup

robertj298 I think you need to use whichever...

robertj298 I think you need to use whichever bartape makes you happy with that bike.
I have several bikes which follow normal bartape colors, and I have one that doesn't fit normal color rules,...
03-13-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,108
Posted By Kapusta

Never underestimate the capacity of BF members to...

Never underestimate the capacity of BF members to spend pages upon pages telling other people why their preferences are wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,753
Views: 449,879
Posted By Riveting

South Valley Park, Littleton, CO ...

South Valley Park, Littleton, CO
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Cherry Creek Park, Centennial, CO...
03-10-22, 03:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By poprad

Coda, So if you're a history geek like me...

Coda,
So if you're a history geek like me there's a lot of really moving stuff. There are museums and monuments to the memory of the terrible things that ended there, and a part of history from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-22, 12:37 AM
Replies: 2,753
Views: 449,879
Posted By C9H13N

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Ballard, Seattle

Bill Davidson custom c. 1980
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