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05-11-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 79
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Posted By BobsPoprad

To the OP, I used to ride groups. Then...

To the OP,

I used to ride groups. Then moving away forced me to ride solo, or maybe with one other rider.
I've gotten to the point where I enjoy riding solo, no pressure to keep up, go where and...
05-07-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,067
Posted By OldsCOOL

I ride alone, yeahhhhh all by myself…

I ride alone, yeahhhhh all by myself…
03-24-22, 03:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,067
Posted By Kabuki12

I ride solo most of the time and have never been...

I ride solo most of the time and have never been involved in a formal club. I am in my late sixties and although I still ride classic racing bikes , I have no interest in going faster than what is...
03-23-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,067
Posted By downtube42

I keep getting back to where you said you like...

I keep getting back to where you said you like riding solo. If that's what you like, it seems that's what you should aim for. I don't know if that's a different type of cycling like gravel or trails,...
03-23-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,067
Posted By big john

An e-bike has certainly crossed my mind and I...

An e-bike has certainly crossed my mind and I know several people who have them. For now I'll still provide the watts myself.

I have been riding with one club for 33 years and joined another a few...
03-23-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,067
Posted By Gundo

I can sympathize. Everyone in my club is younger...

I can sympathize. Everyone in my club is younger and faster. They wait for me on the hills but i feel bad about making them wait for me.
03-23-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,067
Posted By GhostRider62

Slow as molasses on the flats with no group...

Slow as molasses on the flats with no group riding discipline and once a Strava hill segment appears, it is off to the races. That is my club experience of late. I miss the 80/90's wheelman rides,...
11-20-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 29,175
Posted By botty kayer

Kenergizer Great story, thanks for sharing. I...

Kenergizer Great story, thanks for sharing. I love seeing a bikes history traced out like that so you can see it like a family tree. And yes I do wonder what happened to that TT bike, what a historic...
11-20-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 29,175
Posted By Fivethumbs

Roland Della Santa made me two custom bikes. We...

Roland Della Santa made me two custom bikes. We discussed this exact question and the answer is no, the red/white Bottecchias were made by Carnielli.. Also, the very first Lemonds were made by Della...
11-19-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 29,175
Posted By ThermionicScott

Welcome to the forums, Kenergizer ! Great...

Welcome to the forums, Kenergizer ! Great hearing more of the back-story of that bike. :thumb:
11-18-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 29,175
Posted By Chombi1

Uhmmm,....... Wrong sea creature...... Those...

Uhmmm,.......
Wrong sea creature......
Those are Mavic "Patrick Star" cranksets!:rolleyes:
11-17-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 29,175
Posted By joesch

I also love the Mavic "clam shell"...

I also love the Mavic "clam shell" crankset.
11-16-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 29,175
Posted By Kenergizer

LeMond's '89 Bottecchia

Sorry it has taken me so long to discover this forum in general and to read through the thread about LeMond's '89 TdF bike. Since I am the owner of the bike that is on display at the Three Oaks, MI...
10-07-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,939
Posted By MinnMan

There are many forms of courtesy. Give it a...

There are many forms of courtesy.

Give it a rest.
10-06-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,268
Posted By Chuck M

I'd imagine the bulk of failures if any were due...

I'd imagine the bulk of failures if any were due to user error. I trust my QRs as much as my modern thru axles.
10-06-21, 08:14 PM
10-06-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,939
Posted By Eric F

The magic of Paris-Roubaix is that it is...

The magic of Paris-Roubaix is that it is unpredictable, and you need a healthy dose of luck to go along with a tremendous athletic performance. Moscon got the short end of things in the luck...
10-06-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,939
Posted By Eric F

Ummm...what? Cobrelli was already in the front...

Ummm...what? Cobrelli was already in the front group when MVDP bridged up, and had been one of the driving forces. Once MVDP got there, Cobrelli rode a much more savvy race, and was able to...
10-05-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

What's your favorite color? Now tell us why? ...

What's your favorite color? Now tell us why?

Gearing is like this, entirely personal preference. How low a gear do you need? Do you shift in the order of the numerical ratios or just leave the...
10-05-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,939
Posted By boozergut

Both the Femmes and Hommes races were some of the...

Both the Femmes and Hommes races were some of the best TV viewing I've ever seen.
10-04-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 427
Posted By Barry2

"Thoughts"... I think you should tell us the...

"Thoughts"...
I think you should tell us the brand and model of the bike computer!
10-03-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,739
Posted By Clem von Jones

There's no such a thing as a bike where you can...

There's no such a thing as a bike where you can keep sitting and reach the ground with your foot. You have to get off the saddle and stand when you come to a stop. That's how cycling is. Maybe toy...
10-02-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,939
Posted By TourdeTRex

Despite the differential, seeing that £91,000 for...

Despite the differential, seeing that £91,000 for the Top 20 men is pretty bonkers compared to other pro sports. Can you imagine if the PGA was only coughing up $100k per Major? I realize that itís...
10-02-21, 04:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,239
Posted By cb400bill

My urologist said that anyone who thinks that...

My urologist said that anyone who thinks that cycling affects their prostate doesn't understand human anatomy.
10-01-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,939
Posted By TourdeTRex

Whatever it takes to get more races back on...

Whatever it takes to get more races back on NBCSN! 🤣
09-25-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,348
Posted By kahn

Trek? If remember - handbuilt in Wisconsin. ...

Trek? If remember - handbuilt in Wisconsin. Until it was pickup truck run over in WA.
09-25-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,348
Posted By ThermionicScott

Companies like Trek and Schwinn offered US-made...

Companies like Trek and Schwinn offered US-made bikes next to imported models, so I don't buy that people "didn't have a voice" in this. They voted, as surely as if a ballot card were attached to...
09-25-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,348
Posted By Wildwood

No, don't give your money to offshore builders. ...

No, don't give your money to offshore builders.
Buy USA made frames.
There are scores of USA frame builders.

Components are Asian made mostly, but Campagnolo still makes most of their products...
09-25-21, 08:09 AM
08-29-21, 08:01 PM
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Posted By mstateglfr

Why would you have a sweaty head after a 5mi...

Why would you have a sweaty head after a 5mi neighborhood ride that lasts less than 30min?

Dont wear a helmet if you don't want to wear a helmet. It doesn't affect me either way.
I wear one...
08-26-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,776
Posted By Dudelsack

Lots of good advice here. Not too long ago I...

Lots of good advice here.

Not too long ago I had convinced myself that I was slipping into heart failure, so I got a stress echo, which I passed.

I’m just a fat lazy hypochondriac.

A word...
01-21-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,622
Posted By SurferRosa

I gotta follow rule 8 due to rule 1. Guilt is a...

I gotta follow rule 8 due to rule 1. Guilt is a great motivator. Maybe I learned that every Sunday morning growing up.
01-21-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,622
Posted By Drillium Dude

How To Ride A Bike Forever

I recently received Rivendell's Parts & Accessories Fall-Winter 2000 No. 7 catalog after purchasing it on Ebay. Although not the version I thought it was (I was thinking it was the version with more...
01-11-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,290
Posted By rutan74

Job offers? That's great but I am now at the...

Job offers? That's great but I am now at the stage where I have less than 2 years to go before I embark on my final job, riding a bike full time. Right now, it feels like I am spending more time...
01-09-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,290
Posted By ZIPP2001

Job offers !

After a crazy Christmas season and ownership issues I decided to put some feelers out. Well that didn't take long with-in a weeks time and two interviews in two days I have two job offers. I have...
01-04-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,265
Posted By Jeff Wills

A friend of mine is a cyclist and a quilter. She...

A friend of mine is a cyclist and a quilter. She and her husband ride together a bunch. (He's not a quilter.)

My wife has 1 bike, I have 6. She let's me keep all the bikes in the garage, along...
01-04-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,265
Posted By Classtime

Sounds like you have room for two bikes. That...

Sounds like you have room for two bikes. That means you really have room for three😊
If you can sell one before or soon after you acquire another for more than you paid for it and let your wife know...
01-04-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,839
Posted By rydabent

If you commit a crime, you should be in jail. In...

If you commit a crime, you should be in jail. In this case it was "one of our own" that was shot.
01-04-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,032
Posted By bikingshearer

Since it's going to be a Frankenbike, why not let...

Since it's going to be a Frankenbike, why not let it look like a Frankenbike? (And I use the term affectionately.)
01-04-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,032
Posted By rando_couche

Actually, it's kinda cool, in a bizarre sort of...

Actually, it's kinda cool, in a bizarre sort of way.
01-04-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,839
Posted By CB HI

Correct, seems chopping off a hand or head works...

Correct, seems chopping off a hand or head works much better. Or they might not just report the real numbers like China, North Korea, etc. Re-education camps seem to be magical places.
01-03-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,364
Posted By nlerner

Iím very sorry for your loss and very much look...

Iím very sorry for your loss and very much look forward to an outdoors pic off your Bottechia the next time you take her out.
01-03-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,364
Posted By nlerner

Sob! That's a bike just screaming to be let...

Sob! That's a bike just screaming to be let outside.
01-03-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,364
Posted By dedhed

I'm planning on using my stimulus for a new...

I'm planning on using my stimulus for a new garage door.
01-03-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,364
Posted By seypat

That's a bold statement. Here comes the torches...

That's a bold statement. Here comes the torches and pitchforks. :D
01-03-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,364
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Be prepared, if you bring it, you will...

:thumb: Be prepared, if you bring it, you will likely not need it, if you don't bring it, well........

Just to illustrate, I carry a dual mini pump that can also use CO2 and a fully functional...
01-03-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,364
Posted By Nemosengineer

What bugs me are bikes that are ridden without a...

What bugs me are bikes that are ridden without a proper tool kit, pump, patch kit, spare tube, or money on board. I know it's not the bikes fault yet I feel sorry for the bike... The rider not so...
01-02-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,364
Posted By Classtime

It appears that the act of expressing what bike...

It appears that the act of expressing what bike stuff one is bugged by -- that doesn't bother others -- is pissing others off. Weird. Stop pissing. Save it for a sister thread: "What about your...
01-02-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,364
Posted By BFisher

Any time one feels compelled to critique bike fit...

Any time one feels compelled to critique bike fit over the internet aimed at a person you not only have never met, but have actually never seen, consider what it sounds like on the receiving end.
...
01-02-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,839
Posted By Paul Barnard

Statistically speaking, they likely could have...

Statistically speaking, they likely could have still been in jail for previous violent offenses were it not for leniency in our penal system.
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