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11-21-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,632
Posted By himespau

It's the little thread that could.... :trainwreck:

It's the little thread that could.... :trainwreck:
Replies: 19
Views: 385
Posted By himespau

Isn't there a vintage bike auction house...

Isn't there a vintage bike auction house somewhere in NY (or at least an antiques auction house that did periodic auctions of vintage bikes)? Sure, you'd have to give them a big cut, but that might...
11-17-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 17,201
Views: 1,218,344
Posted By himespau

There are 2 different ways to stop your account...

There are 2 different ways to stop your account so that you can later restart it, and it's kind of confusing and not explained well (that might be on purpose). Pausing it stops it for a set period of...
11-14-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 215
Posted By himespau

I will concede that, in that location, they call...

I will concede that, in that location, they call it a Neo Bike Smart. Many advertisements that I've seen, simply call it a Tacx Neo Bike smart trainer with the s lower case implying it is a...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-08-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By himespau

thread title.

thread title.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,706
Posted By himespau

Man, it's been a while since I've had some good...

Man, it's been a while since I've had some good stollen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stollen).
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,171
Posted By himespau

I mean, other than the internal routing, are the...

I mean, other than the internal routing, are the other two things fairly easy to buy and upgrade your current bike to? A lot cheaper than a whole new bike. Probably less fun though.
Forum: Touring
10-25-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,474
Posted By himespau

I wonder which of the fixes from 8 years ago...

I wonder which of the fixes from 8 years ago lasted. How many of those racks are still on the road.
10-25-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 794
Views: 127,281
Posted By himespau

Mine appears to be your bike's sibling. At least...

Mine appears to be your bike's sibling. At least as far as I can tell (printing is very light and incomplete), mine is 2760 8.
...
10-24-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,490
Posted By himespau

Better from a profit or relationship with an...

Better from a profit or relationship with an individual customer sense, no. Better in that they are not in breach of contract with their big suppliers and get to stay in business (assuming their...
10-24-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 794
Views: 127,281
Posted By himespau

OK, as long as they're providing the info for...

OK, as long as they're providing the info for people when needed, that's good enough. I didn't know if you were trying to maintain a database and wanted the Ti exemplars as reference points. Mine...
10-23-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 127,281
Posted By himespau

Is there any value in listing the serial number...

Is there any value in listing the serial number of my Litespeed-build Merckx Titanium EX? Or is that likely a completely different number format used by Litespeed and not EM?
10-19-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 311,092
Posted By himespau

Most of my trainer music (rarely listen on the...

Most of my trainer music (rarely listen on the road) is of the angry rock or bumping bass with a good beat variety with a few exceptions. While the genres vary widely, what a lot of them have in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,547
Posted By himespau

I just buy the cheapest helmet that seems safe to...

I just buy the cheapest helmet that seems safe to me. MIPS or not. Pretty much because I have yet to see a widely accepted 3rd party testing standard and don't really trust that any company's...
10-18-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By himespau

That might be time to talk with a carbon bike...

That might be time to talk with a carbon bike repair company.
10-18-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,894
Posted By himespau

Not that I'm going to spend 4 grand on an ebike,...

Not that I'm going to spend 4 grand on an ebike, but that seems like a pretty high end item to be offering buy one get one free, which is a model I more expect out of Payless shoes or groceries.
10-18-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,896
Posted By himespau

No, but I use Campagnolo differential brakes...

No, but I use Campagnolo differential brakes (dual pivot front, side pull rear). The main benefit is the slightly greater clearance in the rear, but I don't mind that the rear, which I mainly use to...
10-17-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 976
Posted By himespau

I didn't mean to come off as complaining about...

I didn't mean to come off as complaining about your tone. I'm just in a situation where my wife doesn't get why I need to have 2 bikes (don't tell her about the other framesets I have waiting to...
10-17-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 844
Posted By himespau

You can't see the sticker while riding it, right?

You can't see the sticker while riding it, right?
10-17-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By himespau

That is quite the lifespan. If you have to go...

That is quite the lifespan. If you have to go with a new system because you can't find what you want used, may I suggest laces? I love the customization of fit (if you're commuting in cold and ice,...
10-15-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By himespau

If memory serves, 11 speed Centaur can handle 32...

If memory serves, 11 speed Centaur can handle 32 or 34 T as the large cog while 10 speed Campagnolo of all flavors maxes out with a 29T rear cog (even if you go long cage). Do you need that extra...
10-15-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,365
Posted By himespau

You can't be right on the internet unless you can...

You can't be right on the internet unless you can prove someone else is wrong.
Replies: 25
Views: 474
Posted By himespau

Low end suspension is often more trouble (and...

Low end suspension is often more trouble (and weight) than it's worth. If it were me and all the components were in equally working shape, the 7.5 would be worth the extra $50.
10-13-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,038
Posted By himespau

Depending on how the lawsuit goes, those that...

Depending on how the lawsuit goes, those that have already shipped might be the only ones ever shipped, which is a bummer, but I can definitely see how Wahoo would view it as an existential threat.
10-11-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,368
Posted By himespau

Honestly, that's my measure of a quality bike...

Honestly, that's my measure of a quality bike right there. Number hanger and internal top tube cable routing are just as pointless of measures of ride quality as lug chroming, but there's just...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,439
Posted By himespau

Romania.

Romania.
Forum: Great Lakes
10-10-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,514
Posted By himespau

Wow, wayback machine.

Wow, wayback machine.
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By himespau

Good luck, it is an interesting bike.

Good luck, it is an interesting bike.
10-08-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 72,144
Posted By himespau

Honestly, in a Zwift race, it doesn't really...

Honestly, in a Zwift race, it doesn't really matter. All that matters is how many matches you've got to burn. Unless, of course, you're doing an hour long time trial or a race up Alpe du Zwift or...
10-04-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,116
Posted By himespau

Not period correct, but King Cage Iris cages look...

Not period correct, but King Cage Iris cages look great on any steel bike in my opinion. Your mileage may vary as always.

Beautiful bike though.
10-03-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 945
Posted By himespau

Sweet.

Sweet.
10-03-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 957
Posted By himespau

What is your plan for these rides? Nice short,...

What is your plan for these rides? Nice short, easily paced rides to the park with the significant other (if so are your fitness levels different)? Long, hard training rides?
10-03-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8,147
Views: 2,801,577
Posted By himespau

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/p1220165_4d514ef47a1165679b1eb6e132b7385bf6e7b54c.jpg
Staying on the Litespeed theme, as a 1996 that originally came with 8 speed...
10-03-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By himespau

Cool. gunwale=gum wall?

Cool.

gunwale=gum wall?
10-02-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,149
Posted By himespau

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

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/p1220162_930dbf6df126be2d3a039b64342eb211c078029b.jpg...
10-02-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,564
Posted By himespau

When I was hit, I was stopped, at a stoplight,...

When I was hit, I was stopped, at a stoplight, just to the right of the left wheel track of the left turn lane where I could be the most visible. The driver behind me suddenly got it in her head that...
09-30-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By himespau

Nah, most of them these days will say, "When I...

Nah, most of them these days will say, "When I was in college in Boston" (or occasionally "in Cambridge) and expect you to either know what that means or ask them if they went to Harvard so that they...
09-29-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,253
Posted By himespau

This is the correct answer.

This is the correct answer.
09-27-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,868
Posted By himespau

For me, I can't really describe it, but some...

For me, I can't really describe it, but some bikes it feels like I'm riding "on" the bike, while other bikes it feels like I'm "in" the bike. I guess the closest analogy I can come up with is back...
09-27-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,868
Posted By himespau

Of all the 80's bikes I've ridden (not that...

Of all the 80's bikes I've ridden (not that many), the best riding one was my dearly departed Concorde Aquila, which was contract built out of one of those productions houses like the Billato Bros. ...
09-23-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By himespau

I hope you were able to get it at a price that...

I hope you were able to get it at a price that makes you happy. I found a poorly pictured/not at all detailed ad for a Ti Merckx in my size and I didn't ask any questions because I didn't want...
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By himespau

I'm not cheap, I just find most things marketed...

I'm not cheap, I just find most things marketed toward me to be overpriced.
Replies: 40
Views: 4,832
Posted By himespau

My Colnago is nice. It's not the greatest riding...

My Colnago is nice. It's not the greatest riding bike I've ridden (that would be my Concorde Aquila that got killed when I got hit last year - though I have hopes for my Merckx Ti EX once I get it...
09-20-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By himespau

Padding yes. I use chamois cream indoors as well...

Padding yes. I use chamois cream indoors as well but rarely use it outdoors. The lack of changing of positions causes a lot more friction issues indoors.
09-18-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,300
Posted By himespau

The concern about disk brakes is that they can't...

The concern about disk brakes is that they can't be mounted on older frames, not that there's something inherrently bad about them.


Electronic can be retrofit to older frames unlike disk brakes,...
09-17-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,300
Posted By himespau

Resto-modding might become more difficult in the...

Resto-modding might become more difficult in the future as disk-only groupsets take over. I'm perfectly happy restomodding everything with 10-speed Campagnolo Triples, but eventually I'll no longer...
09-09-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,038
Posted By himespau

I think the main issue with the JetBlack Volt was...

I think the main issue with the JetBlack Volt was that the old outer casing (since redesigned) didn't work with all disc-brake frames. Seems there are a few teething issues with Zwift's proprietary...
09-08-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,038
Posted By himespau

A trainer that you have that works and has a...

A trainer that you have that works and has a warranty (and an actual physical place you can return it) is better than a trainer that you might be able to get from the internet at a future point with...
09-08-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,038
Posted By himespau

All 11 speed cassettes from the big 3 had the...

All 11 speed cassettes from the big 3 had the same spacing. If you're using 10 speed (like me) or 12, that's not the case.

I've seen it several places for sub$400 recently. Just took this from the...
09-08-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,101
Posted By himespau

Honestly, I hate cleaning brushes from this, so I...

Honestly, I hate cleaning brushes from this, so I just use those super cheap foam brushes and just know that I'm going to use (and dispose of) at least one of them per coat. 3-5 coats is still...
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