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Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-18, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By threeteas

That is such a shame. I'll never get a USA...

That is such a shame. I'll never get a USA Cycling racing license again, and god forbid that start ruining gravel racing.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-18, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By threeteas

Anything other than USA Cycling out there?

I was going to take out a USA Cycling license this year (I raced as a Cat. 3 many moons ago) but after seeing the cost and realizing that the federation is as elitist, bloated and basically corrupt...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-18, 03:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,830
Posted By threeteas

I agree with James here--Giordana made some...

I agree with James here--Giordana made some pretty amazing frames. I'm currently riding a ton on this Giordana that was purchased as a team deal in the mid 1990s when I was racing. In two weeks I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,998
Posted By threeteas

Yep. I also ditched fb in April. Coincidence? No....

Yep. I also ditched fb in April. Coincidence? No.

I also keep up with my friends and subscribe to a Grant Peterson philosophy of bike fit and ride steel bikes. It helps that I was a Cat. 3 back in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-18, 08:31 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,998
Posted By threeteas

Haha! Yeah, it is totally a circle jerk. And yes...

Haha! Yeah, it is totally a circle jerk. And yes I definitely feel like an outsider since I don't run it.

My new strategy is to attack the sh*t out of my friends when they are trying for segment...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-18, 06:08 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,998
Posted By threeteas

Ditching Strava

I got into Strava really late, 2016 actually, when the craze already seemed to be dying down a bit. I tried it but ultimately feel like it takes away from my joy of cycling. Especially as it seems...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-18, 07:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,744
Posted By threeteas

Just an update--I've pretty much got the bike...

Just an update--I've pretty much got the bike built and it is rock solid and fast. Totally ready for fast club rides and maybe a few races. I've still got some work to do on decals and the paint,...
05-21-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By threeteas

You are correct about all of this! Unfortunately...

You are correct about all of this! Unfortunately we have also found that Professional standard headsets are no longer manufactured in 1" threadless formats, at least the suppliers for my LBS. If...
05-18-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By threeteas

This is great--thank you!

This is great--thank you!
05-18-18, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By threeteas

Headset for an Italian bike--vintage 1994

I am refurbishing a very nice steel Giordana frame that was issued to my old racing team many moons ago (in 1995). I think it is an older year, maybe 1993 or 1994. The frame is a Giordana Capella...
05-05-18, 03:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,088
Posted By threeteas

Where is this? It looks like the sand-hills in...

Where is this? It looks like the sand-hills in Nebraska? I bought a New Albion Privateer frame just so I can eventually do a bunch of bike adventuring. It's also amazing on gravel and for long...
04-23-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,042
Posted By threeteas

Nice! Super comfy.

Nice! Super comfy.
04-23-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,042
Posted By threeteas

I'm almost exactly 183cm tall. So yeah, just a...

I'm almost exactly 183cm tall. So yeah, just a hair over 6 ft. Yep, every time I've been fitted I've been fitted on a 56. I even raced on a 56 for years, but it had a crazy drop from seat to bars....
04-23-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,042
Posted By threeteas

Mainly just fast recreational road and gravel...

Mainly just fast recreational road and gravel riding and a few cyclocross races. Maybe a road race thrown in here and there.
04-23-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,042
Posted By threeteas

Oh yeah. There is no way I could ever ride...

Oh yeah. There is no way I could ever ride anything less than a 58cm. I think I would feel fine on a 60.

Grant Peterson definitely has the right idea about sizing; unless one is racing or doing...
04-23-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,042
Posted By threeteas

Anyone prefer larger frames?

I had a fitting done in the 1990s and also a few years ago and was always recommended a 56cm bike. I am a little over 6 ft. tall with a 33.7 inch inseam and an average reach.

Now that I'm in my...
04-03-18, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By threeteas

Very true. I wonder if there are any pro teams...

Very true. I wonder if there are any pro teams that race super light steel these days?
04-03-18, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By threeteas

And carbon kind of sucked back then too, as was...

And carbon kind of sucked back then too, as was proven by two of my Trek 2300s separating at the glued bonding, one in a race! :lol:
04-03-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By threeteas

I know! Speeds aren't much faster at all. ...

I know! Speeds aren't much faster at all.

And as opposed to this year's Ronde, there seemed to be very few crashes in 1994. I read somewhere that crashes are partially due to the more skittish...
04-03-18, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By threeteas

1994 Ronde Van Vlaanderen

I was watching the 1994 Tour of Flanders on youtube last night and was struck by the preponderance (and domination, still, in the final finish) of steel bikes. Some were probably ti and painted to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-18, 08:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,152
Posted By threeteas

I've ridden (and raced once at a pretty high...

I've ridden (and raced once at a pretty high level) for 33 years. If you are a serious bike rider of any sort--you are going to crash. It's as simple as that.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-18, 09:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,152
Posted By threeteas

Great insight--thanks! I have no idea why my...

Great insight--thanks! I have no idea why my concussion symptoms were so prolonged after my head injury a few years ago. I would say I'm 100% now but it took 14 months to really get going again. ...
03-21-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,477
Posted By threeteas

Thanks man! I *think* I'm still a 3, but haven't...

Thanks man! I *think* I'm still a 3, but haven't even taken out a license since an aborted attempt at racing again in 2009. I'm also getting a nice MIPS helmet per recommendations on another place...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,152
Posted By threeteas

Yeah, I've never actually been badly hurt in a...

Yeah, I've never actually been badly hurt in a race. My most serious crashes were in group training rides--most notably while contesting city limit sign sprints. Don't do those anymore. ;)
03-21-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,477
Posted By threeteas

How are these structured?

How are these structured?
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