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09-09-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,918
Posted By DevinCarlos

Wabi for life

Austin TX (by way of Bushwick Brooklyn) Wabi special with generic bullhorn carbon fiber handlebars, God&Famous reflective handlebar tape, cane creek tt brakes and Wabi Sub-15 Super light 700C Single...
09-08-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 500
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...in ancient times, before recorded history...

.
...in ancient times, before recorded history began, all we could get was the tan colored gum hoods. So that's what I used, back then....before all this stuff got written down.
08-25-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,062
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I saw what you did here. Found it pretty funny,...

I saw what you did here.
Found it pretty funny, too. ;)
08-25-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,062
Posted By due ruote

Obviously the engine is key, but I also feel like...

Obviously the engine is key, but I also feel like aerodynamics becomes more of an issue around 16-17mph. A lot of us senior types set our bars for comfort at the expense of speed.
Anyway I applaud...
08-10-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,823
Posted By Broctoon

I've never ridden either of these, but based on...

I've never ridden either of these, but based on the frame materials, I'd take the Wabi over the Black Label every time.

We don't have a crystal ball, but I suspect 30 years from now the steel Wabi...
08-03-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,918
Posted By wabi_damon

Lol. I think we'll take strong admiration or...

Lol. I think we'll take strong admiration or preference over cult status. Cults are weird and creepy.
07-18-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,733
Posted By helliot

Steam Roller

I rolled by the shop today and checked out the Steam Roller frame set. I was sold and will be building up a bike.
06-26-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4,871
Views: 634,496
Posted By Ymerej

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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sorry about that, here you go
cheers!!
06-09-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,834
Posted By krakhaus

I'm still not buying the fat tire thing. Plus...

I'm still not buying the fat tire thing. Plus they look terrible. Even if they were faster, you still look like a goon.
06-09-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,834
Posted By Prowler

There's still something about 23c tires

I know that, like the tidal bore in Truro, NS, Iíll be going against the flow here but I have to say that there is still something really neat about 23c tires. Wider and fatter tires are all the rage...
05-25-21, 08:07 PM
04-19-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,645
Posted By uprightbent

Many of us are missing the biggest cost

To those who dislike high priced bike shops, do you know of anyone who's become wealthy owning one? I suspect it's mostly the opposite. And if you're bothered by the high markup and riches to be had,...
04-15-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,003
Posted By nomadmax

When is the last time you saw an Origin8 tattoo...

When is the last time you saw an Origin8 tattoo on someone?
04-14-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Actually, jay4usc is correct in this specific...

Actually, jay4usc is correct in this specific instance of the 16T White Industries SS freewheel. The problem isn’t the width of the chain, but rather that the freewheel body diameter is larger than...
04-07-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,629
Posted By MRT2

The rapport and institutional memory you will...

The rapport and institutional memory you will build is more likely with a small, locally run place than with the mega store.
04-07-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,629
Posted By Broctoon

My real gripe is not necessarily with their...

My real gripe is not necessarily with their prices, although I feel theyíre high. Itís their service policies and the way they interacted with me.

Iím a reasonable guy and will pay fair prices for...
03-29-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,889
Posted By Koyote

Not entirely correct....

Not entirely correct. (https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/is-your-car-a-republican-or-democrat)



Most likely incorrect. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redneck)

If you're going to be so sure...
03-29-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,889
Posted By m2244

You're not alone, many people are questioning...

You're not alone, many people are questioning life in the US these days. My wife and I are tentatively planning on moving to Spain once I retire, at least for a while. Between the political climate...
03-29-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,889
Posted By m2244

I hope this doesn't get me in trouble with the...

I hope this doesn't get me in trouble with the moderators but I think the redneck situation in this country is getting out of control. Looking forward to the day science can eliminate this gene from...
03-28-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,889
Posted By GlennR

Tell me about it... try riding on Long Island....

Tell me about it... try riding on Long Island. Sand, glass, salt, sticks, trash and everything else is on the side of the road. At least in Syracuse once you get a few miles out of the city you can...
03-28-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 30,912
Posted By IAmSam

I love that you ride this bike!

I love that you ride this bike!
03-26-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Nbd
Views: 1,144
Posted By Senrab62

ISO BB, surprisingly. Thought it could be Italian...

ISO BB, surprisingly. Thought it could be Italian based on the dove cutout.

Posted this in another thread, but oh what the hell:...
03-15-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,074
Posted By rydabent

IMO listening to music and cycling should be two...

IMO listening to music and cycling should be two different activities, and should never be mixed. To be safe while cycling you need common sense, sight, and SOUND to remain safe.
03-15-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,074
Posted By 55murray

The sound of your tires on chip seal. The spring...

The sound of your tires on chip seal. The spring peepers just getting started on that marsh off the road. The whistle of the wind though your frame you only hear deep in the drops as you ride into...
03-15-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,074
Posted By Koyote

Itís bad enough that people have to see me in...

Itís bad enough that people have to see me in LycraÖ Iím not going to add insult to injury by inflicting my musical preferences on them.
02-21-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 30,912
Posted By bykemike

Yesterday afternoon, at the wrap up of a stellar...

Yesterday afternoon, at the wrap up of a stellar 45 mile ride on the local rails to trails. Weather is perfect, breezy, cool, clear.

I'm about to go to a titanium bottom bracket, a new stem and...
01-20-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,213
Posted By veganbikes

If the bike is missing parts and needs a fixie...

If the bike is missing parts and needs a fixie you should do that before riding.

Look on Track where everyone is doing the same thing with the same goal and mindset brakes are a bad thing but on...
01-14-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,738
Posted By SurferRosa

Not to mention, completely unnecessary and super...

Not to mention, completely unnecessary and super fugly.
01-14-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,738
Posted By Litespud

🙄 by that logic, why have multiple gears at all?...

🙄 by that logic, why have multiple gears at all? Didnít we get along just fine on single-speeds for ages?
01-11-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,104
Posted By fastcarbon

Birthday Ride/Ride Your Age

I am 78 and don't worry about birthday ride distances; I do a 103 mi ride with 7,000 feet of climbing mostly above 7000 feet every year; I shoot for mid pack finishes and have been the oldest rider...
01-09-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,104
Posted By 257 roberts

I rode 65 miles on 12-5 -20 for my birthday ride,...

I rode 65 miles on 12-5 -20 for my birthday ride, the weather was perfect ( low 58- high 74) I rode 12 miles and stopped for breakfast ( 3 eggs,2 pancakes,double order of bacon and coffee) at mile 45...
01-07-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,104
Posted By big john

What a great day!

What a great day!
01-06-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,104
Posted By shelbyfv

Birthday Ride/Ride Your Age

I'm puzzled I couldn't find an existing thread.:foo: Anyway, got my requisite 72 on my birthday. Seems there is some fascination with what folks eat on their rides so for the record I ate a Clif gel,...
12-29-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,112
Posted By veganbikes

Wow you called me a "Richard", I was having some...

Wow you called me a "Richard", I was having some fun...lighten up. If I really wanted to attack him and be serious I would have said nasty remarks about him personally. However I didn't do that I...
12-28-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,542
Posted By veganbikes

Good to see some of the C&V folks coming over to...

Good to see some of the C&V folks coming over to the Single Speed and Fixed Gear side of things. You will have fun!
12-28-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,542
Posted By mkeller234

I will rebuild it as is and make functional swaps...

I will rebuild it as is and make functional swaps as I go. I have a handful of bars I could swap out. I like traditional road bars and use the drops often enough. I would really miss drops in a...
12-27-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,542
Posted By mkeller234

I started the cleanup today. I stripped the bike...

I started the cleanup today. I stripped the bike down to a bare frame. Now to slowly clean and reassemble.

...
12-26-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By bikemig

1992 Stumpjumper

I more or less wrapped up my 1992 Stumpjumper drop bar conversion just before Christmas. I plan on using this as a winter bike so I still need to install fenders. I am running 26 x 1.9 Continental...
12-22-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By reconnaissance

Another Stumpjumper for the old man

I just finished a re-build of an 1997 Specialized Stumpjumper 1997. Some parts came from Australia, some from local private sellers and since the local the local Specialized dealer was out of all 26Ē...
10-26-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,725
Posted By veganbikes

For the square taper non-direct drive version you...

For the square taper non-direct drive version you will need a 109mm ISO taper bottom bracket. I would go with the Sugino 75 cartridge bb if I am on the road mostly. Most of the Square Taper Japanese...
10-02-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,617
Posted By nervous24

Love this. Also, keep riding (I know...

Love this.



Also, keep riding (I know you will) and you may see your limit nudge up a bit regardless of your age. Just keep having a blast and you win no matter what.
09-27-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24,566
Views: 2,243,994
Posted By Swampthing

Found an old California 1030 turntable while out...

Found an old California 1030 turntable while out for a ride.
getting home was interesting, but I did it.
it turns and has a needle. The amp and speakers work through an Aux input to play music...
07-22-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 16,321
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

So to gather the consensus of the thread, let's...

So to gather the consensus of the thread, let's say Monica Bellucci, riding a Colnago, toting a Beretta pistol (and a Bertuzzi shotgun, for good measure) while playing a '60s Vox guitar and...
07-21-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 16,321
Posted By Wildwood

Italian women need more credit - ...

Italian women need more credit -
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07-21-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 16,321
Posted By T-Mar

I always attributed the popularity of Italian...

I always attributed the popularity of Italian racing bicycles to their racing heritage. Nothing breeds sales success like success in high level competition.

The American builders, as a collective...
07-21-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 16,321
Posted By Old Fireleg

In two words: history and aesthetics This...

In two words: history and aesthetics


This is such that a Porsche may have better suspension and less likely to deteriorate. But when a Ferrari is standing next to a Porsch at the traffic light,...
07-21-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 16,321
Posted By Manny66

Alot of it has to do with the Racing Heritage...

Alot of it has to do with the Racing Heritage associated with Made in Italy bicycles. If it won at the Vuelta, The Giro , and the Tour on a consistent basis then its Race Proven , so it must be the...
07-17-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,262
Posted By Lazyass

I run a 46/17 and keep about the same average...

I run a 46/17 and keep about the same average speed as my geared bikes. I set my personal avg spd record on my Wabi at 18.4 mph over 30-something miles. I used to run a 48 but with a 46 I can keep a...
07-07-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 746
Views: 448,973
Posted By Edward1066

mine, basic, solid transportation.... ...

mine, basic, solid transportation....
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1440x1079/steamroller_89c16fb81899c2a4e94f4a077a9cd5b42a4b4fb3.jpg
hey, it's paid for...
06-23-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 720,569
Posted By robertorolfo

Ha, I actually didn't intend to accumulate a...

Ha, I actually didn't intend to accumulate a bunch of Bassos, it just sort of happened (they tend to be priced rather reasonably). So now I'm dipping my toes into other waters. Gotta say that I like...
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