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08-10-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By RobbieTunes

Both rides are informal group rides. ...

Both rides are informal group rides.
Self-supported, both the same distance from my St. Louis "home."
Both would require I get a hotel room.
Both are under COVID-19 guidelines.

So, do I want to...
08-10-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 181
Posted By RobbieTunes

Ma-Coke-It-Uh My mother was born there;...

Ma-Coke-It-Uh

My mother was born there; that's how she said it.
Either way, fun to say.

Wednesday I'll be in Loogootee.
Luh-go-tee. Go figure. Is is that goo figure?
08-09-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By RobbieTunes

I have to decide between 2 rides this day, as The...

I have to decide between 2 rides this day, as The MS2x100 is out.
speedevil is hosting a ride same day.

I enjoyed the Peoria ride last time I rode it.
It truly can be ridden on C&V gearing....
08-07-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 904
Posted By RobbieTunes

Giro Air Attack Shield (2) and Air Attack For...

Giro Air Attack Shield (2) and Air Attack
For eyeglass wearers, very handy.
For non-eyeglass wearers, very handy.

Pros:
Reasonably cool.
Shield easily removed and can be clipped “up” out of...
08-07-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 507
Posted By RobbieTunes

I use solid carbon or Prologo. No matter the...

I use solid carbon or Prologo.
No matter the bike, it's whatever suits your needs and your butt can handle.
08-06-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9,043
Views: 866,231
Posted By RobbieTunes

Sometimes, we accidentally actually know what...

Sometimes, we accidentally actually know what weíre doing. It comes from being very experienced at making mistakes.
08-05-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By RobbieTunes

Itís always the last place you look.

Itís always the last place you look.
08-05-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,984
Posted By RobbieTunes

crank_addict is planning to come. He canít...

crank_addict is planning to come.

He canít post because the hypocrisy that runs this forum wonít let him back until he burns a courthouse or loots a Cheesecake Factory.
08-05-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,984
Posted By RobbieTunes

Iíve done 5 centuries, from 2 riders to 12,...

Iíve done 5 centuries, from 2 riders to 12, several metrics and group rides nearly every weekend. Mostly since the shutdowns. We mask up when stopped, keep our distance, and wash hands repeatedly. ...
08-04-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 422
Posted By RobbieTunes

145 psi?

Nutso

My riding partner is also of the impression ďmore is better.Ē I have a good 50 lbs on her, and she runs her 700x25 Gatorskins at 115 or so.

I run my Vredestein 700x25 Gran Fondos at...
08-04-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 960
Posted By RobbieTunes

Much better than the Icon line they sported, in...

Much better than the Icon line they sported, in general.
I think Trek now leans pretty hard on shops to carry Bontrager OR ELSE....
but it's not bad stuff, and they can then stand behind the stuff...
08-04-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9,043
Views: 866,231
Posted By RobbieTunes

It's all fun....

80.4 on Sunday. '96 Litespeed, by W. David Lynskey....

Decided to win every hill (5600' if you used Strava or RideWithGPS, 4600' on my Garmin).
Didn't, but probably 75% of 'em. At a price.
...
08-04-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,550
Posted By RobbieTunes

I met him twice, talked to him a third time. One...

I met him twice, talked to him a third time. One of those people who everyone wanted to spend time with; so interesting to talk to.

First time, I was looking at cassette tape decks, and he...
08-04-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,828
Posted By RobbieTunes

British Steel?

Was a decent album.
They could play, and Halford had some pipes.
08-04-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,287
Posted By RobbieTunes

"It's a 54cm, and in great shape." Scuffed...

"It's a 54cm, and in great shape."

Scuffed 59cm arrived.


Otherwise, when I was in college, working my way through by running 5K's up to marathons, I was "the runner guy" at a local small...
08-04-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,287
Posted By RobbieTunes

I wouldn't eat there. "Those are slugs." ...

I wouldn't eat there.

"Those are slugs."
"No, those are escargot" in a French accent, and somebody will eat 'em.
08-04-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,550
Posted By RobbieTunes

I'm not even sure what "quintessential" means. ...

I'm not even sure what "quintessential" means.

To me, an example of a bike boom model from that era would be the Sears Free Spirit 10-speed.
Even for a 15-year old with a paper route. I could...
08-02-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,031
Posted By RobbieTunes

I find it easier to be in denial if I don't count...

I find it easier to be in denial if I don't count them.

Kudos to the OP. That takes doing.
BTW, I see folks a lot on Habanero Ti bikes. They're cool.
08-02-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 960
Posted By RobbieTunes

Doesn't matter who made it; not like Trek was...

Doesn't matter who made it; not like Trek was using minimum wage trainees to build LeMonds.

She's one ready-to-roll beauty, well done by someone who actually gave a rat's....

It's right up my...
08-02-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 775
Posted By RobbieTunes

+1 I'm also a fan of RoS's builds; like he...

+1

I'm also a fan of RoS's builds; like he reads my mind, then does it better.
A great frame is a great frame. Better components do not dilute that.
A great frame in decades-old kit is even...
08-01-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 775
Posted By RobbieTunes

You are not.

You are not.
07-31-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,272
Posted By RobbieTunes

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/09026349_bf4b_4016_840b_3d3f5b8f6bf4_fcb0c25c9e2972f564046adaa32630d31f97df35.jpeg

They are kind of worth painting up cool.
07-29-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,272
Posted By RobbieTunes

Oh. The only Italian motorcycle I’d ever seen was...

Oh. The only Italian motorcycle I’d ever seen was a Harley, until some poor broke Duke student talked me into giving him an Ironman frame, then rolled up on a Ducati...(we still bonded over our...
07-29-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,272
Posted By RobbieTunes

Green

Green
07-29-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,340
Posted By RobbieTunes

Ride it like you stole it. But don’t steal it.

Ride it like you stole it. But don’t steal it.
07-29-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,340
Posted By RobbieTunes

Ride what you want. Want what you ride. Stick...

Ride what you want.
Want what you ride.
Stick to this rule, and be satisfied.

Like what you build.
Build what you like.
Just remember, it’s only a bike.

Oldish cool frames
Newish cool parts
07-29-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,272
Posted By RobbieTunes

Hardly. The lists below are hardly complete. ...

Hardly. The lists below are hardly complete.

My Italians (own):
Cinelli SC and Equipe (for Centurion)
Basso SLX
Battaglin SLX
Colnago Super
Pinarello Catena Lusso
Cipollini Logos
Guerciotti
07-29-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By RobbieTunes

I got nothing. I gave up.

I got nothing.
I gave up.
07-28-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9,043
Views: 866,231
Posted By RobbieTunes

Never have I ever ridden no hands. Canít do...

Never have I ever ridden no hands.
Canít do it.
Wonít do it.
Canít.
Wonít.

Even try.

Doc and I followed a guy downhill in a paceline at Thunder Ridge. Surly Straggler. Probably 28 mph....
07-27-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,272
Posted By RobbieTunes

I deny that. Italians couldn’t paint for beans,...

I deny that. Italians couldn’t paint for beans, and ignored quality control processes, thinking they were good enough. Sometimes they were, sometimes better, sometimes worse..

Too generic to agree...
07-27-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9,043
Views: 866,231
Posted By RobbieTunes

Nice carbon. I call those FUBARs. Just got a set...

Nice carbon. I call those FUBARs. Just got a set in. No, not going to use them. I need to get the stem off, and the levers. Hints welcome.
07-27-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,272
Posted By RobbieTunes

I don’t buy that, given a vacuum of Italian...

I don’t buy that, given a vacuum of Italian builders, other great frames would not have occurred.

My 1985 531Pro Bob Jackson Ltd Ed. is easily equal to my SLX Merckx and Colnago of the same year....
07-27-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,264
Posted By RobbieTunes

I have a TSDI Gerk, I THINK. Non-lugged fork,...

I have a TSDI Gerk, I THINK. Non-lugged fork, Tre Tubing decals, red/white/blue fade. I’ll have to look at the pantos. Nice feeling frame. I’ve not built it; wishy washy between 2.10 DA DT and...
07-27-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,030
Posted By RobbieTunes

I almost never carry a multi tool. Almost never....

I almost never carry a multi tool. Almost never. Mistakenly, I counted on my wrenching to keep a bike ready. Better wrenches have proven me wrong.

Hilly Hundred 2019. American Classic seat post...
07-26-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 616
Posted By RobbieTunes

I read they now have a threshold, below which is...

I read they now have a threshold, below which is no longer worth the resources of the SFPD (and many other jurisdictions). I handled a theft claim from a vehicle parked at a hotel there, PD did not...
07-24-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,296
Posted By RobbieTunes

If there was a HOF for influencing cycling in the...

If there was a HOF for influencing cycling in the US, Alan Goldsmith would be a shoe-in.
He was around a lot of stuff...that I know of....:
Bikeology
ParkPre
Centurion Ironman
Cinelli Centurion...
07-24-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,030
Posted By RobbieTunes

Vittorias+Camp rims = often :notamused:

Vittorias+Camp rims = often :notamused:
07-24-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,318
Posted By RobbieTunes

When you are out of fingers and toes, probably...

When you are out of fingers and toes, probably too many.

Bikes that fit me in the legs are often not tall enough at the stem, so a longer fork steerer is needed just to fit. I completely...
07-24-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By RobbieTunes

I think that was part of his point..... ...

I think that was part of his point.....

Billy Goat Bicycles has a 531 Motobecane I'm looking at.
Simply for that....and it's my size.
Haven't been Frenched since I built a UO8 mixte.

OP,...
07-24-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,030
Posted By RobbieTunes

My tools are simple: Clincher bikes: air/CO2,...

My tools are simple:
Clincher bikes: air/CO2, tube, lever. wet wipes, cleat covers, and now...mask.
Tubular bikes: tubular, air/CO2, wet wipes, cleat covers, and now....mask.

I don't carry a...
07-24-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,030
Posted By RobbieTunes

You need to ask nomadmax about Lucky Strikes. ...

You need to ask nomadmax about Lucky Strikes.

I smoked them when they were free in c-rations. Often got them in trade for Kools.
Then, my employer actually wanted me to be in shape. Egad, the...
07-24-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 903
Posted By RobbieTunes

+1 Many cobblers are craftsmen, and they have...

+1
Many cobblers are craftsmen, and they have adapted to the changes in shoe tech.
Some of them can fix almost anything footworn, including bike shoes.
I've had them put new pads on the toes and...
07-24-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,272
Posted By RobbieTunes

+1 Nice bike. I've never seen a Lamborghini...

+1
Nice bike.
I've never seen a Lamborghini in person. I've seen maybe 4 Ferraris.
I've heard it matters if they're fast and handle well, and they're expensive.

I have, however, seen many...
07-24-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,272
Posted By RobbieTunes

I heard the owner wants it back, Brian......:lol:

I heard the owner wants it back, Brian......:lol:
07-23-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,272
Posted By RobbieTunes

With an Ironman, you don’t have to bother with...

With an Ironman, you don’t have to bother with dinner and a glass of wine.
They know what you're there after.
Replies: 17
Views: 746
Posted By RobbieTunes

Hmm....Dossena Carlo or Carlo Dossena? I’ve seen...

Hmm....Dossena Carlo or Carlo Dossena? I’ve seen references to the name both ways.

Might be a clue there. He varnished (term for painting) some Guerciotti frames, almost all with distinctive...
07-22-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9,043
Views: 866,231
Posted By RobbieTunes

Stay Italian, Doc. Ironmani

Stay Italian, Doc.
Ironmani
07-20-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9,043
Views: 866,231
Posted By RobbieTunes

Bike is beat up. Rear TT cable guide missing. ...

Bike is beat up.
Rear TT cable guide missing.
Rear hub is unknown Shimano, Exage?
Brake levers are low end SLR.
DA headset is notched.
Rear caliper missing 2 pieces.
Rear rim is odd.
Rear of...
07-20-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 914
Posted By RobbieTunes

This, and it was a day, not a ride... nomadmax...

This, and it was a day, not a ride...
nomadmax and speedevil and I.
88 at 5:20 when we took pics.
88 at 5:30 when Allan and I started at the IL/IN line, rode to the start, a brief stop to pick up...
07-19-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By RobbieTunes

No. Welcome to the forum.

No.

Welcome to the forum.
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