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Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,481
Posted By Theycallmegio

thanks for sharing, I had no idea. I used to have...

thanks for sharing, I had no idea. I used to have a set of SPDs that I loved BC it was so easy to unclip. I would just 'think' about releasing my cleat and be free lol. I'm assuming they were 56s.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,481
Posted By Theycallmegio

ah, excellent point. I only wear road shoes with...

ah, excellent point. I only wear road shoes with non-recessed cleats. When I went from SPD to SPDL I noticed a similar degree of silly walk associated with SPDL. Neither is comfortable w/ road shoes...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,481
Posted By Theycallmegio

don't count on walking much better with SPDs over...

don't count on walking much better with SPDs over SPD-Ls. You are still walking on the surface of the cleat, it's still a bit goofy.
You can sprint all day on SPDs man.
Forum: Commuting
01-30-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,122
Views: 26,768
Posted By Theycallmegio

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/359x639/339mtq8_c74ddc4d812b5480d33d1467c2494861e5557918.jpg...
01-29-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,388
Posted By Theycallmegio

I have 3, I think that's ideal for me. 1 is...

I have 3, I think that's ideal for me.

1 is a carbon road bike
1 is a late 80s steel framed bianchi that I use for every day commuting
1 is a trek commuter (26'' bike), I use this as a bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By Theycallmegio

I fly down to ft myers once a quarter or so. Last...

I fly down to ft myers once a quarter or so. Last time I got to ride with the folks @ Home - Caloosa Riders Bicycle Club (http://www.caloosariders.org/)

great group of people. Little further...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,094
Posted By Theycallmegio

I got those same bars for my madone! Love them,...

I got those same bars for my madone! Love them, the flat tops are really comfortable. Thereís a slight flare in the drops too. I didnít think Iíd like them as much as I do.

I put rapha bar tape...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-18, 10:38 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 962
Posted By Theycallmegio

still no pics of the bike

still no pics of the bike
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,229
Posted By Theycallmegio

This is what I do, except I place the handwarmers...

This is what I do, except I place the handwarmers between the outside of my road shoe and shoe covers. Works pretty well.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-18, 09:52 PM
Forum: Commuting
12-12-18, 01:29 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,452
Posted By Theycallmegio

I have the traditional schwalbe marathons. put...

I have the traditional schwalbe marathons. put simply they are the ****.

I keep them year round on my commuter, a late 80s bianchi axis. it's a heavier, steel-framed bike so I'm not worried about...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-18, 11:29 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-18, 04:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,172
Posted By Theycallmegio

what are you doing with the 800? sell it to a...

what are you doing with the 800? sell it to a brother for cheap :)
11-28-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Theycallmegio

yeah, I've had the bike for a few years and it's...

yeah, I've had the bike for a few years and it's had regular maintenance. I forget the reason it doesn't work, I think the front derailleur isn't correct and won't work for a triple chainring. Labor...
11-28-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Theycallmegio

modernizing late 80s bianchi axis

hi all, I have an 89 bianchi axis that I absolutely love. It's my commuter/get around bike. Steel frame with a triple chain ring, 7 speeds in back.

The bike has bar end (friction) shifters. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-18, 01:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,463
Posted By Theycallmegio

banned.

banned.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,463
Posted By Theycallmegio

If this is taken from the OP's strava, Dan you...

If this is taken from the OP's strava, Dan you win the internet today.
Forum: Commuting
11-19-18, 09:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,995
Posted By Theycallmegio

89 bianchi axis, I believe it to be an old cross...

89 bianchi axis, I believe it to be an old cross bike. it's perfect for commuting in Chicago and a lot of fun to ride

http://i68.tinypic.com/jfem9j.jpg

when it gets real gnarly I throw studded...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-18, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Theycallmegio

ouch. Good luck! Seems like a pricey unit to only...

ouch. Good luck! Seems like a pricey unit to only have a 1 year warranty
Forum: Introductions
11-12-18, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By Theycallmegio

welcome! Chicago is where I fell in love...

welcome!

Chicago is where I fell in love with cycling. Hope you have similar experiences
Forum: Great Lakes
11-07-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By Theycallmegio

Visiting St Joseph, MI - any recommended routes, trails, roads?

Hi all. I will be visiting some family in West Michigan and will be bringing the bike, hoping to get a nice ride in. Anyone here familiar with the town? I am hoping to find a decent route or trail...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-18, 08:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,318
Posted By Theycallmegio

wow, what's the riding like in PR? I am going...

wow, what's the riding like in PR? I am going there for my honeymoon in December.

The bike is a bianchi axis, I believe it's an 89. Did yours have the bar end shifters too? I LOVE the bike, I hope...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-18, 07:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,318
Posted By Theycallmegio

2nd bike is my main bike, late 80s bianchi steel...

2nd bike is my main bike, late 80s bianchi steel frame that I use to commute/get around town. it's a lot of fun

http://i68.tinypic.com/jfem9j.jpg

my roadie is a trek madone from 2011, I...
11-01-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,306
Posted By Theycallmegio

I have a snowboarding helmet and googles for when...

I have a snowboarding helmet and googles for when it gets really gnary in chicago.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-18, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Theycallmegio

cheapest way to track performance on rollers

I picked up kinetic rollers last spring and wish to work on my fitness/conditioning during the winter with them.

I have a watch garmin (forerunner 235), and the rollers.

My bike is duotrap...
10-10-18, 09:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,165
Posted By Theycallmegio

It probably depends largely on the individual....

It probably depends largely on the individual. Standing/grinding a heavy gear at lower cadence works for someone with a strong musculature. If you have the power to push a heavy gear do so. I ride...
10-09-18, 08:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,134
Posted By Theycallmegio

you want goggles that are double paned. I bought...

you want goggles that are double paned. I bought a cheap pair of smith snowboarding goggles (and helmet) that I use when it gets stupid cold outside. the smith goggles don't fog up.
10-09-18, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,511
Posted By Theycallmegio

how wide are these? I have a trek commuter that I...

how wide are these? I have a trek commuter that I throw studded tires on for the worst winder weeks but I'd love to throw a set of these on my bianchi frame from the 80s, it's my 'more fun commuter' ...
09-24-18, 12:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,043
Posted By Theycallmegio

ive found all my bikes on chicagoís CL. Pretty...

ive found all my bikes on chicagoís CL. Pretty great deals, straight forward.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-18, 03:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,156
Posted By Theycallmegio

Saddles with no cutout or recess?

hello all, I am in the process of putting together a road bike and am looking at saddles. I like the aesthetic of rapha's classic saddle, it looks gorgeous imo.
...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-18, 10:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,444
Posted By Theycallmegio

+1 I can't stress enough that riding in...

+1

I can't stress enough that riding in your work clothes (even for a casual Friday or something) will ruin said work clothes in no times.
Forum: Commuting
09-19-18, 07:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,487
Posted By Theycallmegio

if you have the right equipment I imagine you'll...

if you have the right equipment I imagine you'll be just fine, especially with a short commute like that.

Personally I hate riding in ANY kind of rain, kudos to you. IDK how you do it. Riding in...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-17, 10:57 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,385
Posted By Theycallmegio

You have to get those vented/double paned...

You have to get those vented/double paned goggles. I look like a spaceman when I go out but I can stay relatively comfortable on my bike at anytime through the winter. Iíll keep doing this until my...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-17, 11:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,385
Posted By Theycallmegio

Ski helmet and ski goggles come out when itís...

Ski helmet and ski goggles come out when itís <10* or below 0. I ride year-round in Chicago and will do so into the negative teens before calling it quits.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,385
Posted By Theycallmegio

Studded tires for sure. Last year I picked up a...

Studded tires for sure. Last year I picked up a ski helmet and goggles, that helped make life easier for sure. This year I'll probably try somekind of hiking shoe until the snow gets heavy enough to...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By Theycallmegio

That's pretty sick. I didn't tinker about it but...

That's pretty sick. I didn't tinker about it but you guys probably have digital text on tablets and stuff too. You'll likely be ok with the mini metro.
Forum: Commuting
08-12-17, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By Theycallmegio

I had a handful of binders and big books in HS...

I had a handful of binders and big books in HS among other stuff in the late 90s/early 00's. I feel like this bag wouldn' be best for that. If you're sure you'll just have notebooks it'll be fine,...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-17, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By Theycallmegio

I'll sell you a mint 'night' one for cheap. ...

I'll sell you a mint 'night' one for cheap.


It's too small for HS if im being honest
01-14-17, 01:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,806
Posted By Theycallmegio

I'm car free. I sold my car within 2 months of...

I'm car free. I sold my car within 2 months of moving to Chicago. Between a bike and the train there's no need for a car. It was quite an adjustment at first but I wouldn't care to live any other way.
Forum: Commuting
01-07-17, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,923,552
Posted By Theycallmegio

http://https://s30.postimg.org/ds5rz8fs1/IMG_5762....

http://https://s30.postimg.org/ds5rz8fs1/IMG_5762.jpg

Hybrid with studs on the worst days. If there's no ice/not much snow I ride a steel frame road bike ...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-16, 09:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,797
Posted By Theycallmegio

Can anyone recommend a good set of double...

Can anyone recommend a good set of double platform pedals? Id love the option to still take my bike out in street shoes. Full-time spd is not ideal for me. Thanks!
Forum: Commuting
01-19-16, 04:11 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,158
Posted By Theycallmegio

I'm car free and will ride all winter long,...

I'm car free and will ride all winter long, including in snow/sleet. I won't ride in rain heavier than a light mist.
Forum: Commuting
01-10-16, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,923,552
Posted By Theycallmegio

http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y337/chrisrodr...

http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y337/chrisrodreezy/FA49760C-6275-4F96-A4EE-913A38E0F493_zpszmpwbaee.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-16, 09:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,338
Posted By Theycallmegio

I live in Chicago and I ride all year. This is my...

I live in Chicago and I ride all year. This is my 3rd winter here (I'm from Florida), and I've found winter cycling to be one of my favorite parts of winter. It's a fun challenge. definitely makes me...
01-09-16, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By Theycallmegio

I'd like to upgrade to sti style shifters & need some direction

I just got this '89 bianchi axis road bike and I want to upgrade to STIs but I'm not 100% sure on compatibility. It's got a triple crankset & bar end shifters. Not sure on how many gears.
I'd...
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