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Forum: Southeast
05-05-09, 09:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,647
Posted By oopfoo

Well, down at Cheaha on Sunday, I had been...

Well, down at Cheaha on Sunday, I had been watching the radar as storms moved in from the Southwest. It seemed to be moving slow, so we decided to ride. The day was mostly cloudy, with some breaks in...
02-20-09, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,533
Posted By oopfoo

Ummm....people have done this for years. I did...

Ummm....people have done this for years. I did this back in '85 with a Huffy Aerowind that I converted to fixie for road use. As said above, this is "flop and chop."

Points for doing it neatly,...
02-07-09, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 897
Posted By oopfoo

Which year Wheaties/Schwinn do you have? I have...

Which year Wheaties/Schwinn do you have? I have an 89, with the solid decals. I raced for a Schwinn-sponsored team at the time, and we never received the Paramount OS frames. We raced the Prologue...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-09, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,209
Posted By oopfoo

I've worn a 46 in Time (Carnac), Shimano, and...

I've worn a 46 in Time (Carnac), Shimano, and Sidi for the past 20 years. Length seems pretty standard to me. WIDTH might well be your problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-08, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 949
Posted By oopfoo

I was under the impression that PF has a hard...

I was under the impression that PF has a hard time getting this frame. It seems they never had it when I was in the market for one. I'd give them a call and make sure you can get one.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-08, 08:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,479
Posted By oopfoo

If you're worried about braking surfaces and...

If you're worried about braking surfaces and weight limits, I'd get some Flashpoints or some Mavic Cosmic Carbones. Neither will be the lightest things in the world, but they're stiff, sturdy wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-08, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By oopfoo

To get back to the OP, I have a pewter Chris King...

To get back to the OP, I have a pewter Chris King BB right now. Haven't yet installed it, as I'm waiting on a Bob Brown frame to get here, but will be running it with Dura Ace cranks. I have three...
07-30-08, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8,244
Views: 383,342
Posted By oopfoo

My favorite of recent: ...

My favorite of recent:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320278372026

I wasn't aware there was such thing as a Waterford English, especially one that was labeled PDG Series 2....
07-29-08, 03:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,239
Posted By oopfoo

"Y'all gots a wheel chain?" "Wut!?" ...

"Y'all gots a wheel chain?"

"Wut!?"

"You know, dem wheel chains."

"I'm sorry, come again."

"Dat thang what da chain goes to da wheel."
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-08, 03:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,233
Posted By oopfoo

Sorry, but I really don't agree. Although...

Sorry, but I really don't agree. Although certainly possible, rebuilding a wheel with stressed spokes does two things:

1) changes the bend where the spoke exits the nipple
2) changes the load on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-08, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By oopfoo

I got mine new back in '88. (singing)...

I got mine new back in '88.

(singing) Memories....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-08, 07:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,233
Posted By oopfoo

As a wheelbuilder, I sincerely hope that you...

As a wheelbuilder, I sincerely hope that you relaced the wheel with new spokes, although this was not made clear in your original post. If not, I hope you 1) didn't remove the spokes entirely from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-08, 07:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,634
Posted By oopfoo

Yeah. I got miffed, then skimmed. You got me.

Yeah. I got miffed, then skimmed. You got me.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-08, 07:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,200
Posted By oopfoo

Well, considering you're looking for a showroom...

Well, considering you're looking for a showroom experience, I'm not too sure.

With the purchase of a carbon frame and fork from Pedal Force, you could build a sub-16 pound bike for your price...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-08, 02:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,634
Posted By oopfoo

You know, if you need Racing Zeroes and you can't...

You know, if you need Racing Zeroes and you can't install a freakin' cassette, then there's something horribly, horribly wrong with you.

HTFU and learn at least a little bit about your bicycle,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-08, 08:26 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,569
Posted By oopfoo

My two cents, available elsewhere also: The...

My two cents, available elsewhere also:

The tubeless wheels (I own two pair) are excellent clincher wheels. Hubs are smooth and buttery and the wheels are stiff and strong enough for a 200# plus...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-08, 01:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,447
Posted By oopfoo

meh

meh
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-08, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By oopfoo

I think he's talking about the new Prelude. It's...

I think he's talking about the new Prelude. It's just a shame how they've destroyed that line.
07-02-08, 01:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,663
Posted By oopfoo

I own two Rival-equipped bikes and two...

I own two Rival-equipped bikes and two Force-equipped bikes. I can see little or no difference between the groups except cosmetics. They shift the same, adjust the same, and generally feel the same.
06-30-08, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,189
Posted By oopfoo

Don't worry, I'm not about to fixie it or...

Don't worry, I'm not about to fixie it or anything. I'd keep the components boxed and just refinish it along the original lines. :)

I was under the impression, however, that the post-Raleigh...
06-30-08, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,189
Posted By oopfoo

1961 Carlton Franco-Suisse Custom

I have in my possession a 1961 Carlton Franco-Suisse. According to the original owner (whom I acquired it from), this bike was purchased as a custom order through a bike shop in Lakeland, Florida in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-08, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 553
Posted By oopfoo

What kind of century rides require domestiques? ...

What kind of century rides require domestiques?

I think the word you're looking for is "riding partner." But then, there's nothing wrong with that.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-08, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,315
Posted By oopfoo

I have a 705 and a 305. In all honesty, I never...

I have a 705 and a 305. In all honesty, I never thought I'd purchase the 705, as I had absolutely no need for the navigation functionality. I just wanted a good, all-in-one cyclocomputer that didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-08, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By oopfoo

Gad, is there a choice? Bring the Tarmac. Any...

Gad, is there a choice? Bring the Tarmac. Any hills you climb will be doable, unless you're taking a trip up to Brasstown Bald--and it ain't in Cumming.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-08, 06:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By oopfoo

Have any of you been on BRAG? It's FULL of riders...

Have any of you been on BRAG? It's FULL of riders with no business being out there. I mean, I hate denigrating the new, enthusiastic rider--especially one willing to ride a short tour like BRAG--but...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-08, 08:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,831
Posted By oopfoo

Different ebay account, but THAT kind of bike...

Different ebay account, but THAT kind of bike from the East coast of Florida?

Anyone suspect the "Chairman Zoe" guy who used the skanky strippers?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-08, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By oopfoo

It IS strange without the integrated binder bolt....

It IS strange without the integrated binder bolt. Like stickers, too, do ya? You should check out the paint job that Joe Bell has done on a Moots:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,067
Posted By oopfoo

Well, my son, you finally have become a man... ...

Well, my son, you finally have become a man...

...uh....

...oh, sorry. Thought you said "boink."
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-08, 07:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,469
Posted By oopfoo

Does anyone remember the motorcyclist struck and...

Does anyone remember the motorcyclist struck and killed a couple of years ago? That made the national wire.

Lightning can strike you if you're on a bike. Period. If you're comfortable with the...
06-05-08, 09:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,668
Posted By oopfoo

Classy!

Classy!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-08, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,542
Posted By oopfoo

Unless I am mistaken, that is technically a...

Unless I am mistaken, that is technically a Mississippi Schwinn. Greenville, Mississippi, to be precise.

Definitely from 1989 or 1990. Not too common, but not high-end, either. A good rider for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-08, 05:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,786
Posted By oopfoo

In all honesty, I'm a fat-assed 39-year-old. I'm...

In all honesty, I'm a fat-assed 39-year-old. I'm comparing the bike to a freakin' Kirk Terraplane, which is really just apples-and-oranges. On a long ride, these bikes just aren't in the same league....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-08, 11:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,786
Posted By oopfoo

I have two ZX3's. The one I've been riding is...

I have two ZX3's. The one I've been riding is built up with SRAM Force and Zipp 404 tubulars. Overall, I'd say it's a stiff, light machine. Personally, I think it's a little too stiff, but then my...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-08, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,147
Posted By oopfoo

That movie is obviously Facing the Giants,...

That movie is obviously Facing the Giants, produced by Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. As that is my hometown, and that is the church I grew up in (before it got so much bigger and even...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-08, 12:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,198
Posted By oopfoo

I really like the paint, too, and I normally...

I really like the paint, too, and I normally revile Giant paint jobs. That's really sweet.

The blend-in logo on the down tube is great and the little strip of white on the seat tube with matching...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-08, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,092
Posted By oopfoo

Just so's you know, an artificial knees-in...

Just so's you know, an artificial knees-in pedaling gait can contribute significantly to knee problems down the road. And not all that MUCH farther down the road, in my experience. A natural cadence,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-08, 03:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,520
Posted By oopfoo

Gad! How many flavors of ass are there!? ...

Gad!

How many flavors of ass are there!?

Tell us what size you want, and we'll scour Ebay for you.
04-28-08, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,903
Posted By oopfoo

If you didn't see much difference between your...

If you didn't see much difference between your bike and a $2000 Trek, I would definitely keep your Panasonic and ride it forever. Really.

Just get something to ride, and don't sweat it too much.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-08, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 903
Posted By oopfoo

Please, come to the Classic and Vintage forum and...

Please, come to the Classic and Vintage forum and stop bothering these guys.

:)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-08, 08:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,845
Posted By oopfoo

It appears to be an eastern European company...

It appears to be an eastern European company attempting to cash in on:

1. poor international trademark law
2. semi-competent Italian sports car manufacturing

to sell everything from watches to...
04-24-08, 11:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,837
Posted By oopfoo

You're right, of course. I suppose I posted that...

You're right, of course. I suppose I posted that in a fit of pique. I'd been reading the Road forum, and the hostility over there had me a little edgy.
04-24-08, 10:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,837
Posted By oopfoo

I agree he should be miffed, but can't get over...

I agree he should be miffed, but can't get over how he won't STFU. Welcome to teh Intarwebs.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-08, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By oopfoo

Knuckle contacted me about my Gary V Titanio and...

Knuckle contacted me about my Gary V Titanio and I figured I'd post my response to add it to the reference BF has become:

When I bought the Gary V, I was looking for a more-modern build (I collect...
04-22-08, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By oopfoo

The Swallow is my favorite Brooks saddle,...

The Swallow is my favorite Brooks saddle, followed closely by the Swift.

I ride a Swallow on both of my "racing" bikes and a Swift on my Kirk "distance" bike. All of them really suit my large,...
04-22-08, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 870
Posted By oopfoo

Ummm...I was about to post a snarky comment for...

Ummm...I was about to post a snarky comment for that photo when I noticed he hadn't converted this Peugeot to a fixie. Please note chainrings and obvious derailleur-guided chainline photo here:
...
04-22-08, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 162,489
Posted By oopfoo

Test Ride 1 Miles 46 Total Miles 46 Comfort...

Test Ride 1
Miles 46
Total Miles 46
Comfort Rating 8

Description:
Sprints today, followed by a long recovery period where I just didn't want to stop riding.

Notes:
When I replaced my...
04-18-08, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 162,489
Posted By oopfoo

Way back when, I perforated my B17 much higher...

Way back when, I perforated my B17 much higher than down at the skirt. This was done under the guidance of a "pro" who knew about these things. Unfortunately, there's a fine line between "just right"...
04-18-08, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 162,489
Posted By oopfoo

I have just installed my Imperial on my Gary V...

I have just installed my Imperial on my Gary V Titanio.

Placement of the saddle was simple, as it replaces a Swallow. They're identical sizes, of course.
The lacing impeded the installation of...
04-18-08, 04:25 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 18,551
Posted By oopfoo

Got mine today. UPS required a physical signature...

Got mine today. UPS required a physical signature on the electronic pad, and would NOT take a note. Lucky that I caught my UPS man driving up.

I was pretty excited when I found the delivery...
04-17-08, 11:21 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,055
Posted By oopfoo

You will LOVE it; I sure love mine. Awesome...

You will LOVE it; I sure love mine. Awesome color, by the way!
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