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Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 320,554
Posted By Lemond1985

... unless you smoked a cigar too, at some point...

... unless you smoked a cigar too, at some point in the evening.
05-25-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 57,513
Views: 8,355,282
Posted By Lemond1985

This thing has been languishing for months, maybe...

This thing has been languishing for months, maybe as long as a year @ $1000. Not the best pictures, I admit, but still a decent deal, no? You would think someone in one of the richest areas of the...
05-25-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,553
Posted By Lemond1985

Hope you can get that Cannondale on the road...

Hope you can get that Cannondale on the road soon, that's a really nice-looking frame. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,953
Posted By Lemond1985

[Very insightful post above mine, complaining...

[Very insightful post above mine, complaining about typical boorish BF culture on display in this thread, was deleted by the author]

Welcome to Bike Forums. The kind of stuff you mention above...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,729
Posted By Lemond1985

I saw only a one cyclist in the mountains...

I saw only a one cyclist in the mountains yesterday, in 60 miles, to whom I gladly waved, or rather yelled something to, since I was descending behind a line of cars riding the brakes pretty hard.
...
05-25-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 57,513
Views: 8,355,282
Posted By Lemond1985

Lots of people seem to have noticed the upturn,...

Lots of people seem to have noticed the upturn, and have decided to take their old Colnagoes out of the closet and put 'em on CL. I see a nice turnover lately, and some very nice deals, but you gotta...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By Lemond1985

Not sure of the mileage, I don't track it. Maybe...

Not sure of the mileage, I don't track it. Maybe 50-60 miles, up to 6800 feet. It was one of those epic seven hour rides that was mostly torture after hour 3 or so. Mostly what i remember were miles...
05-25-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,116
Posted By Lemond1985

It was one of the Tour de France style head...

It was one of the Tour de France style head wounds that bled like crazy, but was not serious.
05-25-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,116
Posted By Lemond1985

Great video. Careful around those bridges, I saw...

Great video. Careful around those bridges, I saw a guy go off one of those and break his neck. New England has ice and snow to deal with, in CA we have goatheads, fires, droughts, and earthquakes....
05-25-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,116
Posted By Lemond1985

And when your front tire rolls off and you go...

And when your front tire rolls off and you go down, it's just like the shampoo. Head and Shoulders. :(
05-25-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,116
Posted By Lemond1985

Slow leak from a thorn puncture in front tire....

Slow leak from a thorn puncture in front tire. Did not notice the leak until the tire slid off the rim (on a 12% off-camber turn). :(

Watch your tire pressures in the hills, boys and girls!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 692
Posted By Lemond1985

I actually did that once, and aside from some...

I actually did that once, and aside from some fabric ink bleeding, it worked great. But then i gained weight and it no longer fit. :(
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 389,847
Posted By Lemond1985

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1299/img_1130_copy_8ef41f33606036cb3462d0a6ece4a9e99e8ed705.jpg
Wishon Road looking south

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05-23-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,608
Posted By Lemond1985

What about the Co2 that eventually escapes from...

What about the Co2 that eventually escapes from your inner tube, and winds up in the atmosphere??? Can't you see, you're killing the planet! :cry:

(J/K)
05-22-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 57,513
Views: 8,355,282
Posted By Lemond1985

Raleigh Professional 58cm - $180 (Harbor...

Raleigh Professional 58cm - $180 (Harbor City)https://images.craigslist.org/00v0v_jkK3SqlYYpm_0zq0sc_1200x900.jpg
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05-22-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,110
Posted By Lemond1985

I would really like to know whether he's talking...

I would really like to know whether he's talking about regular SPD's or the SPD-SL's. But OP is MIA, and people are falling all over each other to try to help. Soon the arguments between the various...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
Posted By Lemond1985

Here's a beautiful Colorado III in LA for $950. I...

Here's a beautiful Colorado III in LA for $950. I really like this one. :)

https://images.craigslist.org/00b0b_6bujpAQKbz6_1200x900.jpg
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 320,554
Posted By Lemond1985

I'm off work, the weather is nice, and right...

I'm off work, the weather is nice, and right outside my door up the hill are 4 HC climbs and numerous Cat 1 and Cat 2 climbs, with virtually no traffic at all.

Yet, I can't find much motivation to...
05-22-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,465
Posted By Lemond1985

Try standing up for a few pedal strokes. :D ...

Try standing up for a few pedal strokes. :D

I have had a lot of low back pain over 50 years of riding, and the best solution I have been able to come up with, is to alter my climbing style...
05-21-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19,386
Views: 3,168,019
Posted By Lemond1985

Wow, it would take King Arthur to pull that thing...

Wow, it would take King Arthur to pull that thing out, at this point.

...
05-21-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,553
Posted By Lemond1985

"Guards, seize him!" :D You got a trip west...

"Guards, seize him!" :D

You got a trip west planned this year? I'm pretty sure it's not hot and muggy in Portland right now. When I lived up there, I recall May was always the greenest month. The...
Forum: Southwest
05-21-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By Lemond1985

Tires with a very thick casing help, as well as...

Tires with a very thick casing help, as well as having the surface of the tire as "tough' and impervious as possible. Panaracer makes some very thick tires for fixies that fit this description.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Lemond1985

FWIW, you should never look at Penthouse...

FWIW, you should never look at Penthouse magazines while wearing cycling shorts.
05-20-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,188
Posted By Lemond1985

Pineapple Bob? ...

Pineapple Bob?

https://allhailtheblackmarket.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Pineapple-Bob.jpg
05-20-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By Lemond1985

Eww. Pooey-stinko. I will gladly take piece of...

Eww. Pooey-stinko. I will gladly take piece of junk that off your hands for $500, but only as a favor. ;)

Seriously though, that's a 10/10 among the Lemonds I have seen for sale over the years....
05-20-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,668
Posted By Lemond1985

"Too bad about that unfortunate flashing incident...

"Too bad about that unfortunate flashing incident that happened just before he died, he really lost it toward the end." :(
05-20-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By Lemond1985

What year is yours? I see a couple "for sale" ads...

What year is yours? I see a couple "for sale" ads that list 25 mm. Might be a hard size to find.
05-19-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 681
Posted By Lemond1985

What if I'm not into the "Gladiator"...

What if I'm not into the "Gladiator" look?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 320,554
Posted By Lemond1985

Next thing you know, they'll want to go...

Next thing you know, they'll want to go skinny-dipping. :rolleyes:
05-18-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 681
Posted By Lemond1985

The point is, the newer ones are slightly wider...

The point is, the newer ones are slightly wider and more stable than the older models I've bought and used. Shimano finally figured out that not every cyclist weighs 140 lbs.
05-18-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 681
Posted By Lemond1985

I have wide feet, and I just bought a pair of...

I have wide feet, and I just bought a pair of Shimano SPD-type walkable MTB shoes. It looks as though with their newer models, that they have made attempts to accommodate people with wider feet, by...
05-18-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,553
Posted By Lemond1985

Yes, but no matter hot and muggy as it gets, ice...

Yes, but no matter hot and muggy as it gets, ice cold beer stays exact the same temperature. :beer:
05-18-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 44,788
Posted By Lemond1985

Definitely race-worthy, which means steep angles...

Definitely race-worthy, which means steep angles and a rough ride. But I wouldn't have it any other way. :)

...
05-18-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,562
Posted By Lemond1985

The first time I tried 165's on my road bike (I'm...

The first time I tried 165's on my road bike (I'm 5-10) my first reaction was not great. "I'm riding a little kid's bike!" is how it felt. But I got used to them and I found it was a lot less work to...
05-18-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 57,513
Views: 8,355,282
Posted By Lemond1985

I read your post, and now I'm hungry for a peanut...

I read your post, and now I'm hungry for a peanut butter and jelly Sammamish! :(
05-18-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,110
Posted By Lemond1985

I have my riding down to where the only way...

I have my riding down to where the only way someone is gonna hit me, is if they are deliberately trying to. I ride defensively enough, that I think I have taken "being hit by accident", pretty much...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,234
Posted By Lemond1985

Folks, he hasn't even started admiring his own...

Folks, he hasn't even started admiring his own quads or rear end yet. And his own farts, don't get me started ... :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 320,554
Posted By Lemond1985

Picked up one of these, used, off Ebay a couple...

Picked up one of these, used, off Ebay a couple of months ago for $150. It's a Saaco, and with their racing team sponsorship, I had to have it. I wanted something simple with as few things as...
Forum: Foo
05-17-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 940
Posted By Lemond1985

Why did you have to say the name of that stupid...

Why did you have to say the name of that stupid song??? :cry: Thank you for that. :lol:

This inside of my head for the next 3 days:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn8-4tjPxD8
Forum: Foo
05-17-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 940
Posted By Lemond1985

As far back as I can remember (probably the first...

As far back as I can remember (probably the first time I was ordered by my dad to go mow a lawn for nothing) I have always hated the idea of conventional yards, they're just too much work and way way...
05-17-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,288
Posted By Lemond1985

... or just stay in that gear ratio all the time,...

... or just stay in that gear ratio all the time, and pretend you have a single speed. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,234
Posted By Lemond1985

Well, here's the other side of the coin. I was...

Well, here's the other side of the coin. I was living in Portland OR, and had recently become unemployed, but still had a nice Italian Bottecchia Professional that I bought during better days when I...
05-17-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,288
Posted By Lemond1985

Do you mean a fixed gear (can't coast) or a...

Do you mean a fixed gear (can't coast) or a single speed with a freewheel and the ability to coast?

Assuming you mean single speed and not fixed gear, there are gear charts where you can convert a...
05-17-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,633
Posted By Lemond1985

Uno mas: ...

Uno mas:
...
05-16-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,417
Posted By Lemond1985

My '76 Raleigh Competition, with 32mm Panaracer...

My '76 Raleigh Competition, with 32mm Panaracer Gravelkings, comes about as close to road bike performance as I dare. This thing flies with 23's and light wheels. Very versatile, but some would say...
05-16-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,368
Posted By Lemond1985

FWIW, I dealt with them on several occasions, and...

FWIW, I dealt with them on several occasions, and was less than impressed with the quality of the service I received on my orders, considering how much I was spending, and how much work it is to...
05-16-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,439
Posted By Lemond1985

Honorable Mention: 1976 Raleigh Competition 27...

Honorable Mention: 1976 Raleigh Competition 27 inch to 700c conversion, with 700x32 Panaracer Gravelkings on DT R-1800 wheels. Plan to use it on a high altitude gravel ride that's unpaved between...
05-16-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,439
Posted By Lemond1985

Wow, that's basically an "Un-Toppable" OP, but I...

Wow, that's basically an "Un-Toppable" OP, but I will offer my feeble wrenchings from the past 2 months:

...
05-16-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19,386
Views: 3,168,019
Posted By Lemond1985

Nah, I think in general you're right. There are a...

Nah, I think in general you're right. There are a lot of lazy cheapskates out there who will make you work really hard, just for a so-so deal. But to every rule, there is an exception.
05-16-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19,386
Views: 3,168,019
Posted By Lemond1985

There are simply a lot of unmotivated or...

There are simply a lot of unmotivated or semi-motivated sellers out there. It's a pain to deal with as a buyer, like when I had a seller that refused to provide decent pics even via email. Went over...
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