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01-20-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By GrainBrain

:lol: It's actually pretty decent, I'll have to...

:lol: It's actually pretty decent, I'll have to take a picture of it mounted. My phone is 5.5"x2.75", it probably wouldn't work great if you had a phone much bigger or smaller. It's really secure,...
01-20-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By GrainBrain

I prefer drop bars for gravel. But I also spend...

I prefer drop bars for gravel. But I also spend over 80% of my time in the drops vs other positions. Flat bars with aerobars would be interesting.
01-18-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By GrainBrain

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I use this holder, the "KT 606 Bicycle combo mount". I got it for a...
01-18-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By GrainBrain

I don't have any of these problems on mobile, and...

I don't have any of these problems on mobile, and I'm not even a paying member.

What I DO have a problem with is the number of bikes for sale on C&V that aren't in my size - the ones that are my...
Forum: Recumbent
01-16-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,975
Posted By GrainBrain

https://youtu.be/MIsa0L5UNgs

https://youtu.be/MIsa0L5UNgs
01-01-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 859
Posted By GrainBrain

Covid-19 seems to be the straw that broke the...

Covid-19 seems to be the straw that broke the crazy Camel's back.

Edited to say how crazy is it that this pharmacist probably dolled out opiate prescriptions without blinking an eye but needed to...
01-01-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By GrainBrain

Just a quick bit of math, but going to a 40t max...

Just a quick bit of math, but going to a 40t max rear cog instead of the current 34t would be a 16% lower gear (like if you used an 11-40 cassette).

If you went with a 28t front ring in place of...
11-02-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,007
Posted By GrainBrain

It was ridiculous to see Froome rocking and...

It was ridiculous to see Froome rocking and rolling for Carapaz on the Angliru; only to watch Sepp Kuss casually ride up to Roglic and hand him a bottle. Lucky for Roglic to have such a loyal...
10-22-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,007
Posted By GrainBrain

I felt pretty clever with Soler till I took a...

I felt pretty clever with Soler till I took a look at your pics :thumb:

You know what they call a top ten finish? Respectable. I think I'll have a respectable Vuelta :lol:
10-20-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,007
Posted By GrainBrain

I thought maybe I'll get wild and go with Morkov,...

I thought maybe I'll get wild and go with Morkov, maybe I'll get some points and he'll get leeway for some of the less mountainous stages. Or he'll end up shepherding Bennett everywhere that's not a...
10-17-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,930
Posted By GrainBrain

I am surely honored to place myself in the elite...

I am surely honored to place myself in the elite 1% :lol: All you 99ers!

Rohan got me some decent points and looks good. How awesome is McNulty right now!?

Have been trying to follow a little...
10-13-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,930
Posted By GrainBrain

Real life has taken my attention again - just...

Real life has taken my attention again - just like with my Lawson Craddock pick who just set sail back to his wife who apparently is about to have their child!! :lol: Maglia Nera is surely mine...
10-05-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,930
Posted By GrainBrain

Only a 4% grade on the climb but like 19km long?...

Only a 4% grade on the climb but like 19km long? Then a long, flat run to the finish seems like the teams could reel back anything unless it's like a crazy 12 minute gap.

My team has rossetto,...
10-05-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,930
Posted By GrainBrain

Me right now arguing to Ooga about Geraint and transfers

https://youtu.be/0B7SU5GZtVY

What do you mean it's up to VG!!??
10-04-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,877
Posted By GrainBrain

Lol juju what were you doing those last few km!?...

Lol juju what were you doing those last few km!? Nice job by Roglic, that will be a very welcome win for him!


Props to Trollstigen for placing first with Quinn Simmons on his team...
10-04-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,930
Posted By GrainBrain

Oof Ooga dishing out some pain only two stages...

Oof Ooga dishing out some pain only two stages in! Speaking of pain, what a formidable looking stage 3...
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10-03-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,930
Posted By GrainBrain

I just "transferred" out Alex Howes for Rosetto,...

I just "transferred" out Alex Howes for Rosetto, they switched out Howes for l-b-l and I didn't catch it. I think this isn't against the rules since we haven't started racing as of just now. Won't...
10-02-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,877
Posted By GrainBrain

Nah dude, taste the rainbow! ...

Nah dude, taste the rainbow!
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10-01-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 6,930
Posted By GrainBrain

EF gettin' wild AF

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Yes I've added Lawson Craddock. That's Simon Clark pictured. 'Murica. London I...
09-29-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,877
Posted By GrainBrain

These mystic messages on here have not yet...

These mystic messages on here have not yet confused me so that I would be fooled by this diversion tactic! Apparently he's now going to target liege-baston-liege after crushing it at worlds?

Of...
Forum: Foo
09-26-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,503
Posted By GrainBrain

Gosh snow already for you guys! Today it's 89 and...

Gosh snow already for you guys! Today it's 89 and windy. Starting Monday it will be mid 60's with lows in the upper thirtys.

It's that time of year in the Midwest where we can swing 40 in a day....
09-21-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,756
Posted By GrainBrain

Honestly I bet it's just steroids for his nettle...

Honestly I bet it's just steroids for his nettle rash.
09-21-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 14,065
Posted By GrainBrain

I liked the idea floated by someone on TV of...

I liked the idea floated by someone on TV of having a "veteran rider" jersey or something. Valverde is 40!? Dang.


Anyways I look forward to participating in the fantasy Giro, for sure I'll have...
09-21-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,026
Posted By GrainBrain

I read Tadej's biography that cycling news had....

I read Tadej's biography that cycling news had. His performance isn't as hard to believe when he was riding at a pretty high level since he was 9. He's only 22 now, no major injuries or pressure of...
09-20-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,313
Posted By GrainBrain

First off never assume anybody - cyclist,...

First off never assume anybody - cyclist, pedestrian, vehicle - can see you. Assume you are invisible and ride accordingly. Assume that 100% of the time they will behave unpredictably without...
09-18-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 14,065
Posted By GrainBrain

It was a beautiful finale. Everyone eyeing each...

It was a beautiful finale. Everyone eyeing each other while Soren flies off the front - for the second time!! Great footage of him screaming out "Time!!??" to a vehicle when he was 2km out, guy had...
09-13-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 14,065
Posted By GrainBrain

Good grief Bernal finished with Wout van aert!...

Good grief Bernal finished with Wout van aert! Over 7 minutes down!!?? Quintana cracked. Porte looked really great.

Higuita oh no! No no no!! I almost threw up when I saw how hard he smacked the...
09-12-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 14,065
Posted By GrainBrain

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Stage 15 - Dan Martin? He stated today that his back was better...?
09-11-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 14,065
Posted By GrainBrain

How about a little drama? I'm glad I'm not the...

How about a little drama? I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking this...
09-11-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 14,065
Posted By GrainBrain

TJ got dropped from an acceleration by...

TJ got dropped from an acceleration by Alaphillipe in the opening km's, seems like it was quite the race! Can't wait to watch highlights.

Whata fantastic day for EF!! Martinez with the stage win,...
09-05-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 14,065
Posted By GrainBrain

Uran did extremely well in last year's Stage 13...

Uran did extremely well in last year's Stage 13 ITT in Pau tying with de gendt for 3rd. He's looking very strong and closer to his 2017 second place form this year.


Calmejane would've been one...
09-03-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 14,065
Posted By GrainBrain

Great ride by Powless, took 36" back. Fun fact we...

Great ride by Powless, took 36" back. Fun fact we both share birthdays :bday:
09-01-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 14,065
Posted By GrainBrain

Phew Roglic, that guy seems unstoppable....

Phew Roglic, that guy seems unstoppable. Alaphillipe mentioned he didn't want to waste the team strength to hold yellow but he hung on today. Yates seems well positioned for a guy only going for...
08-18-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,379
Posted By GrainBrain

In regards to Hungary, they're building there...

In regards to Hungary, they're building there because the demand is there and the labor rate is low. It's the same reason the small manufacturing shop I work at is viable, we target niche markets and...
08-03-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,877
Posted By GrainBrain

Ah forgive me for doubting the shark and van...

Ah forgive me for doubting the shark and van Avermaet. Going through the translated Italian text, it seems to have been an exciting finale. Rainy, with a Basque champion Izagirre, Aranburu, Avermaet...
Forum: Foo
07-29-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By GrainBrain

Reminded me of the thread from early this year in...

Reminded me of the thread from early this year in Touring:
https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1194026-winter-bike-packing-hot-tent.html

Now I'll go back to plugging my ears and screaming when...
07-29-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,913
Posted By GrainBrain

There was a chain lube thread last year where the...

There was a chain lube thread last year where the OP posted he was using spray canola oil along with an image and I still laugh out loud thinking of it. Nobody really questioned the obvious troll...
07-29-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,913
Posted By GrainBrain

Chemical sprayer. I use it all the time :thumb: ...

Chemical sprayer. I use it all the time :thumb:
...
07-22-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By GrainBrain

Moved to general huh? :lol: Not gonna send this...

Moved to general huh? :lol: Not gonna send this gem to clog c&v :thumb:



Here you go Pilot
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/834372-ultimate-27-tire-reference-thread.html
07-21-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,194
Posted By GrainBrain

I got burnout last year at this time. Family/work...

I got burnout last year at this time. Family/work obligations and rehashing the same routes for the last few years took it out of me. So I picked up jogging, which was great. Doing a 10k in a touch...
07-04-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,988
Posted By GrainBrain

Reported. Seriously though you stated that a...

Reported.

Seriously though you stated that a handful of peanuts were consumed......
Forum: Foo
07-02-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,053
Posted By GrainBrain

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Sorry to thread hijack! Just hanging out today with the Mrs....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By GrainBrain

Woke up early Saturday and Sunday for a 3:10am...

Woke up early Saturday and Sunday for a 3:10am and 3:30am early rides. Probably the earliest I could ever comfortably get going, would be hard to wake up earlier. Put in a 56 and 80 mile rides....
06-27-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,642
Posted By GrainBrain

You should wrap an old inner tube around it as...

You should wrap an old inner tube around it as well, would provide some dampening.
06-27-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,511
Posted By GrainBrain

10 grams lighter and $30 more expensive then it's...

10 grams lighter and $30 more expensive then it's nylon counterpart! :eek:
06-24-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,328
Posted By GrainBrain

Just a lay person really, but I started to watch...

Just a lay person really, but I started to watch pro cycling just recently. I happened to watch the 2017 TdF stage 9 towards the end, right at a big crash with Porte. Uran was caught up in it but...
06-22-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,700
Posted By GrainBrain

For $5k you get custom steel from a small outfit...

For $5k you get custom steel from a small outfit with modern ultegra and a brand new paint job :D
06-22-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,700
Posted By GrainBrain

That's it then, isn't it? The longer you're into...

That's it then, isn't it? The longer you're into something the more you know what you want. If he's not into bicycling $500 is fine. But the longer he rides potentially the better he wants the...
06-22-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By GrainBrain

First gravel century - how far have you gone?

Just did my first 100 mile ride on gravel, total ride was 105 miles, probably had 5 miles total of pavement. Got lucky with the weather, a slim band of storms went through the night and softened up...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,859
Posted By GrainBrain

Gravel, windy gravel - and a gearing fetish.

Gravel, windy gravel - and a gearing fetish.
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