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08-10-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 181
Posted By iab

Maybe we should arrange a virtual 1895 1-mile...

Maybe we should arrange a virtual 1895 1-mile challenge.

Fixed gear would be ideal, but you could just pick 1 gear, no shifting
Flat road. Elevation gain is OK, no elevation decrease
Start...
08-10-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 181
Posted By iab

So a 15-year-old managed nearly 20 mph (from a...

So a 15-year-old managed nearly 20 mph (from a dead stop I assume) on some janky dirt road and you think that's slow?
08-08-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,340
Posted By iab

Legnano verniciato verde ...

Legnano verniciato verde

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Bianchi celeste

...
08-07-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 47,608
Posted By iab

And as you can tell from that bottle, my drinking...

And as you can tell from that bottle, my drinking has stepped up during the pandemic. I'm too old for that ****.
08-07-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 47,608
Posted By iab

So Don Julio anejo has been by go to tequila for...

So Don Julio anejo has been by go to tequila for the last 5-6 years. At $60/bottle, it could not be beat. Sure, something over $100/bottle was better, but I didn't want to spend that much. So I...
07-31-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 498
Posted By iab

I looked forever Period correct too much I'm...

I looked forever
Period correct too much
I'm broke and happy
07-30-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,340
Posted By iab

OK. One rule. Tell Dave to shorten his brake...

OK. One rule. Tell Dave to shorten his brake cables, or he gets the pump.
07-29-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,340
Posted By iab

1. Make your own rules. 2. Then break...

1. Make your own rules.


2. Then break them.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By iab

Thanks Dave. Hopefully they offer Ekar in silver.

Thanks Dave. Hopefully they offer Ekar in silver.
07-27-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,272
Posted By iab

Let me get a shovel, it's getting really deep ....

Let me get a shovel, it's getting really deep ....
07-26-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By iab

5. Clamp-on Keirin caliper.

5. Clamp-on Keirin caliper.
07-25-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,585
Posted By iab

That and it is very cyclist friendly. There are...

That and it is very cyclist friendly. There are 2 races (in non-covid years) around these parts. The Firehouse 50 is a 50-mile road race and the Chequamegon Fat Tire 40 is a...
07-24-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,585
Posted By iab

There are 3 types of roads here in NW Wisconsin,...

There are 3 types of roads here in NW Wisconsin, 2020. The individual roads in each type pretty much look the same. And pretty much always open, so nice up here.

Paved
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07-24-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 819
Views: 81,267
Posted By iab

While my birding skills are clearly questionable,...

While my birding skills are clearly questionable, I do know the little red arrow is pointing to a bald eagle that fortuitously flew into the shot of an empty road ahead.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2,454
Views: 339,153
Posted By iab

It's been 9 years since my last post in this...

It's been 9 years since my last post in this thread, I'm due.

Marengo river, Bayfield county, Chequamegon national forest, northern Wisconsin.
...
07-24-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,272
Posted By iab

Comparing F1 to Le Mans is silly. It's like...

Comparing F1 to Le Mans is silly. It's like saying the Giro (Le Mans) is better than Milano-Sanremo (F1). An F1 car would be crushed at Le Mans and an LMP will never get pole at Monaco. Le Mans is...
07-23-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 618
Posted By iab

Best laurel evah... ...

Best laurel evah...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuHKWzWtBzM
07-23-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,030
Posted By iab

I was Lucky Strike straight person myself. ...

I was Lucky Strike straight person myself.

Still miss them. It's been 20 years. :(
07-22-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,272
Posted By iab

While growing up, I was firmly in the Ferrari...

While growing up, I was firmly in the Ferrari camp, my brother in the Porsche camp, And while sibling rivalry would have me lock step with you wrote, in reality, come on. Just come on. :)

The 550...
07-21-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,272
Posted By iab

Ironically, the French said it best, je ne sais...

Ironically, the French said it best, je ne sais quoi.
07-21-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,272
Posted By iab

Wow. Talk about plastic marketing.

Wow. Talk about plastic marketing.
07-12-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,532
Posted By iab

I'll go with the bike is entirely irrelevant. ...

I'll go with the bike is entirely irrelevant. Ride any damn bike you wish.

That said, one bike may be more physically taxing than another. An American cruiser may be tougher to ride a hundred...
07-10-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By iab

I'd keep the one that is most different than your...

I'd keep the one that is most different than your even more interesting project.
07-08-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,455
Posted By iab

I'll play. I'm on year 7 of my 5-year plan for a...

I'll play. I'm on year 7 of my 5-year plan for a custom bike,

Builder - TBD. I will say I am designing and fabricating the lugs (3D stainless steel printing).

Bike - The ultimate commuter....
07-01-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,666
Posted By iab

I'm not that far ahead with 6 bikes. :) ...

I'm not that far ahead with 6 bikes. :)

Feel is different from fit, you mentioned feel, I got the 2 conflated. As it turns out, I am all torso and my affinity for older Italian bikes turned out...
07-01-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By iab

Stellas for the Cinelli. Can't say for the...

Stellas for the Cinelli. Can't say for the Daccordi, too new for me.

If you don't want to be a vintage-weenie, DT Swiss ,Wheelsmith, Alpina are fine.
07-01-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,666
Posted By iab

So I have bikes that have from 70-110mm stems. ...

So I have bikes that have from 70-110mm stems. Sure, they ride different, but they fit. What's the point of having all your bikes ride the same? Do you only ride on a flat oval? That would be...
06-29-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,666
Posted By iab

Nope. Pass on it. You won't ride it.

Nope. Pass on it. You won't ride it.
06-29-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,963
Posted By iab

Take out a spacer or two, make the hub 114 and...

Take out a spacer or two, make the hub 114 and use the GS with a 4-speed. More appropriate for earlier bikes. My 59 Cinelli is 114 with a GS.
06-29-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,963
Posted By iab

Cool frame. If you space the rear to 114,...

Cool frame.

If you space the rear to 114, you can put a 3-speed using a 1/8 chain or a 4-speed using a 3/32 chain on your flip-flop hub. If you use a derailleur up front, a rod derailleur would...
06-26-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 695
Posted By iab

$32 from Shapeways made of aluminum ...

$32 from Shapeways made of aluminum


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1920x1080/rickert_591f786ac8b9a190b61c56928330d525ac0ec453.jpg
06-26-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 509
Posted By iab

There are some used ones on Craigslist, but they...

There are some used ones on Craigslist, but they are kind of gross.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/search/sss?query=bathtub&sort=rel
06-24-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,543
Posted By iab

I'm going to change it. By decade, the bikes I...

I'm going to change it. By decade, the bikes I want.

1910s - Stucchi, dominate team back in the day
1920s - Legnano, because of Binda
1930s - Frejus, I have one, I'm good there
1940s -...
06-24-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,543
Posted By iab

I associate riders to the "best" bikes. ...

I associate riders to the "best" bikes.

1920s - Binda/Legnano
1930s - Bartali/Legnano
1940s - Coppi/Bianchi
1950s - Anquetil/Helyett
1960s - Merckx/Peugeot
1970s - Hinault/Gitane
1980s -...
06-23-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By iab

Simplex TdF is a low-cost period-correct option. ...

Simplex TdF is a low-cost period-correct option. I hate spring-plunger derailleurs, but others don't.
06-20-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,585
Posted By iab

NE Illinois, 2020 ...

NE Illinois, 2020

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49821746503_77955b6305_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iUzttn)2020 Spring 07 (https://flic.kr/p/2iUzttn) by iabisdb...
06-18-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 541
Posted By iab

Too much man. I still am learning to use the...

Too much man. I still am learning to use the google on the internet machine.
06-18-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 696
Posted By iab

Depends on the rims/hubs/spokes being offered,...

Depends on the rims/hubs/spokes being offered, but yes, I would spend $200 for a wheelset. I'd spend more in some cases. In a lot of cases, I wouldn't give you a plug nickel for them. And 5 of my...
06-17-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,220
Posted By iab

I believe the technical phrase is easy peasy one...

I believe the technical phrase is easy peasy one two threesy.
06-16-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 819
Views: 81,267
Posted By iab

And then I finally took a picture of this. Hard...

And then I finally took a picture of this. Hard to see on the right, but this guy has a caboose in their backyard.
...
06-16-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 819
Views: 81,267
Posted By iab

This one gave me a chuckle. I rarely take...

This one gave me a chuckle. I rarely take pictures on local routes, but we got a new sign. Don't believe the hype. At best that particular hill is 12-15%.
...
06-14-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By iab

For vintage bikes, condorino is probably not a...

For vintage bikes, condorino is probably not a type of bike, I believe it only refers to the handlebar name. Some "Sport" model bikes bikes use condorino bars, but not all. I also think they are a...
06-13-20, 07:45 PM
06-12-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,502
Posted By iab

I have nothing better to do.

I have nothing better to do.
06-10-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,546
Posted By iab

Well.... That kind of money goes a long way...

Well....

That kind of money goes a long way with North Ave hookers & blow.

just sayin .....
06-10-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,546
Posted By iab

$100-$160 in the greater scheme of one's life is...

$100-$160 in the greater scheme of one's life is entirely meaningless.

Food on the table? Then no one gives an eff.
06-08-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By iab

Just received a package from Bologna. 2 weeks on...

Just received a package from Bologna. 2 weeks on the nose.

The one from Milan, is currently in Queens, NY. They estimate it will arrive 4 weeks on the nose.
06-07-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By iab

https://live.staticflickr.com/8311/29390833810_26d...

https://live.staticflickr.com/8311/29390833810_26d17beb4c_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LMaGVY)Cino 41 (https://flic.kr/p/LMaGVY) by iabisdb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/68123172@N03/), on Flickr
06-07-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By iab

https://live.staticflickr.com/8219/29722018415_aec...

https://live.staticflickr.com/8219/29722018415_aecf7960fb_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Mhr7zn)Going To The Sun (https://flic.kr/p/Mhr7zn) by iabisdb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/68123172@N03/), on...
06-07-20, 11:45 AM
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