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Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,251
Posted By gridplan

I can't answer your original question as I don't...

I can't answer your original question as I don't have one of their rain jackets, just a wind jacket and hardshell. Will it be too warm where you're riding to consider buying a hardshell? I have one...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-14, 03:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,695
Posted By gridplan

Yes, on Facebook a while back. You're right,...

Yes, on Facebook a while back. You're right, he's very talented. I look forward to when he starts producing bikes in numbers greater than these one-offs/prototypes.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-14, 05:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,695
Posted By gridplan

I'd like to have either one of those...

I'd like to have either one of those Basquiat-inspired Pegorettis (https://www.abovecategorycycling.com/archives/436) he made a few years ago or a Berk.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,165
Posted By gridplan

I like Rigards. I had blue-tinted prescription...

I like Rigards. I had blue-tinted prescription lenses put in mine. The model is RG 0008 (sanjuro).

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y56/gridplan/misc/IMG_0110_zps0b948532.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-14, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 473,411
Posted By gridplan

Lightweight wheels, THM crank and brakes. Lots...

Lightweight wheels, THM crank and brakes. Lots of tasty parts on this one beyond the Berk saddle/seatpost. Beautiful.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-14, 07:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,061
Posted By gridplan

I've never hit a squirrel but have hit 2...

I've never hit a squirrel but have hit 2 groundhogs, one of which sent me to the hospital with a collapsed lung, a broken collarbone and 4 broken ribs. Given a choice, I'd rather hit a squirrel.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-14, 12:29 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 15,668
Posted By gridplan

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y56/gridplan/Coln...

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y56/gridplan/Colnago/IMG_2995_zpsedf89413.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20,014
Views: 4,377,892
Posted By gridplan

New handlebars on the way (42 cm). ...

New handlebars on the way (42 cm).
http://brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Lightweight-rennbugel-carbon-fiber-handlebar1.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-14, 03:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,409
Posted By gridplan

+1. I also have a Vertigo. I like the...

+1. I also have a Vertigo. I like the thumbwheel in the back that allows one to adjust how snugly it fits.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y56/gridplan/misc/IMG_0153_zpsb35a8278.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20,014
Views: 4,377,892
Posted By gridplan

It's not so much a question of weight or cost as...

It's not so much a question of weight or cost as it is aesthetics and a desire to endorse companies whose products (not just this cage) appeal to me. I like its shape better than any Bontrager cage...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-14, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20,014
Views: 4,377,892
Posted By gridplan

hibike.com. I like them quite a bit.

hibike.com. I like them quite a bit.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-14, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,014,146
Posted By gridplan

Beautiful. The flecks of paint embedded in its...

Beautiful. The flecks of paint embedded in its surface give it a sheen that nicely complements the trim color.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-14, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20,014
Views: 4,377,892
Posted By gridplan

Good point. I've had cages like that; I hope...

Good point. I've had cages like that; I hope these don't follow that pattern.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-14, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20,014
Views: 4,377,892
Posted By gridplan

Ordered a pair of these but am not expecting them...

Ordered a pair of these but am not expecting them to arrive anytime soon.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-14, 01:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,503
Posted By gridplan

Even soon-to-be carcasses can cause problems. ...

Even soon-to-be carcasses can cause problems.

PoorSquirrel_3.jpg (http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Broken/PoorSquirrel_3.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-14, 03:18 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,014,146
Posted By gridplan

Hot

Hot
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-14, 01:36 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 19,457
Posted By gridplan

I couldn't outfit it as they have with a budget...

I couldn't outfit it as they have with a budget of $7,500 and still arrive at something my eyes considered attractive. I'd have to choose some less expensive components. Campy EPS would blow the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-14, 05:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,841
Posted By gridplan

I think Arantix introduced that the same year...

I think Arantix introduced that the same year Calfee made their (one-off?) Spider bike, which I always liked.

Calfee Spider Bike | Flickr - Photo Sharing!...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-14, 08:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,339
Posted By gridplan

I think you should buy it, especially if it will...

I think you should buy it, especially if it will inspire you to get outside and ride more often. I've never regretted buying mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-14, 06:21 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,014,146
Posted By gridplan

Hot; impressively light, especially considering...

Hot; impressively light, especially considering the added weight (~.4 lbs?) of the EPS's battery.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-14, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,014,146
Posted By gridplan

Hot. The saddle isn't my favorite, but really...

Hot. The saddle isn't my favorite, but really that's a pretty minor criticism. The bike looks quite nice. I really like that paint scheme.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-14, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,026
Posted By gridplan

Not sure if the clamp size is right for you, but...

Not sure if the clamp size is right for you, but AX Lightness makes a -17 stem.

http://ax-lightness.de/radsport/bike-components/vorbauten/rigid-17/
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-14, 08:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,749
Posted By gridplan

I have 2013 Campy EPS. If I had it to do all...

I have 2013 Campy EPS. If I had it to do all over again, I would not have spent the money. I would've stuck with the Campy 10 speed it replaced. EPS is nice, but pricey -- almost $4800, including...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-14, 05:03 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 134,460
Posted By gridplan

This is the only Italian steel bike I've kept -...

This is the only Italian steel bike I've kept - an '85/'86 Pinarello Crono. It has Columbus Air tubing, a wedge-shaped head tube and vertically-arranged shifters.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-14, 05:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,889
Posted By gridplan

Agreed. And yet the same person who wrote...

Agreed. And yet the same person who wrote Breaking Away wrote American Flyer. Go figure. Breaking Away is, I think deservedly so, #8...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-13, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,245
Posted By gridplan

I have a Thule roof rack. It does the job, but...

I have a Thule roof rack. It does the job, but generates quite a bit of wind noise. Also, I find I have to be very aware of its state when entering the garage. I dare not be lost in thought or...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,994
Posted By gridplan

Pfft. This one may be ugly, but to label them...

Pfft. This one may be ugly, but to label them all ugly I have to question your aesthetic sensibilities.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-13, 07:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,994
Posted By gridplan

Until a couple of years ago, I owned a bike made...

Until a couple of years ago, I owned a bike made for a trade show in '79 that, like this Colnago, had gold-plated parts and had never been ridden. I didn't ride it either. But it wasn't because I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-13, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 473,411
Posted By gridplan

Not sure. 16 lbs. Maybe 15 and change.

Not sure. 16 lbs. Maybe 15 and change.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-13, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 473,411
Posted By gridplan

I'll check it out. Thanks!

I'll check it out. Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-13, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 473,411
Posted By gridplan

I could've let my LBS route the cables...

I could've let my LBS route the cables internally, but it would've meant drilling into the frame. I didn't want that, at least for now. So the harness is external to the frame. It's not ideal --...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-13, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 473,411
Posted By gridplan

Well, it's mostly black... ...

Well, it's mostly black...
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y56/gridplan/Colnago/IMG_0751_zpsc095d14b.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-13, 09:11 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,014,146
Posted By gridplan

I think the Parlee is hot. I like the...

I think the Parlee is hot. I like the graphite/black combo. I'd have no reservations owning/riding it. It reminds a little of the Colnago C59 Nero I like so much.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-13, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20,014
Views: 4,377,892
Posted By gridplan

Just bought a set of Italian-threaded...

Just bought a set of Italian-threaded THM-Carbones bearing cups so my crank, which was designed for a BB30 frame, will work with my Italian frame's 90 mm BB.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-13, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20,014
Views: 4,377,892
Posted By gridplan

Knog Frogs ...

Knog Frogs
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y56/gridplan/Colnago/IMG_0740_zps51d082ef.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-13, 02:33 AM
Replies: 20,014
Views: 4,377,892
Posted By gridplan

That looks quite sharp, stealthy even, with that...

That looks quite sharp, stealthy even, with that matte finish and low-contrast lettering. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-13, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20,014
Views: 4,377,892
Posted By gridplan

Lightning Italian-threaded BB30 cups. With these...

Lightning Italian-threaded BB30 cups. With these I should (knock on wood) be able to install my new crank.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y56/gridplan/Colnago/IMG_0728_zpsbec39105.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-13, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20,014
Views: 4,377,892
Posted By gridplan

Gorgeous. Love the THM brakes and Lightweight...

Gorgeous. Love the THM brakes and Lightweight wheels, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-13, 02:42 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,014,146
Posted By gridplan

Hot. Appealing color scheme. I like the absence...

Hot. Appealing color scheme. I like the absence of branding, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-13, 01:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,741
Posted By gridplan

Having recently run over my second groundhog,...

Having recently run over my second groundhog, I've learned to treat them like the furry speed bumps they are. Don't seize up the brakes. Roll over them if you can. I didn't do that with the first...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-13, 11:34 PM
Replies: 20,014
Views: 4,377,892
Posted By gridplan

I'm liking the color, too. I wear a Kask that...

I'm liking the color, too. I wear a Kask that looks very similar (black + sky blue). One think I like about it -- maybe yours has it, too (I can't see the back) -- is its thumbwheel which allows...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-13, 11:27 PM
Replies: 20,014
Views: 4,377,892
Posted By gridplan

That's what I wear. Good choice. I also have...

That's what I wear. Good choice. I also have R1s, but one of its carbon fiber buckles broke after 3 rides. :mad: The R3's metal buckles are sturdier.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-13, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20,014
Views: 4,377,892
Posted By gridplan

Tune water bottles and cages arrived in the mail...

Tune water bottles and cages arrived in the mail today.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y56/gridplan/Colnago/IMG_0719_zpsb3c34d58.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-13, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20,014
Views: 4,377,892
Posted By gridplan

AX Lightness Morpheus crank + Tune chainrings ...

AX Lightness Morpheus crank + Tune chainrings
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y56/gridplan/IMG_0717_zps3a5abe09.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y56/gridplan/IMG_0713_zps3cd03e3d.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-13, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20,014
Views: 4,377,892
Posted By gridplan

Parts of Passion seat collar. ...

Parts of Passion seat collar.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y56/gridplan/Colnago/collar_zps075abdd9.png
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-13, 04:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,402
Posted By gridplan

Much of this boils down to personal taste, but I...

Much of this boils down to personal taste, but I like Rigards' (http://rigards.com/) sunglasses. Mine have blue-tinted prescription lenses. You can get the tints in different colors. I wear them...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-13, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20,014
Views: 4,377,892
Posted By gridplan

A couple of items from German parts manufacturer...

A couple of items from German parts manufacturer 'Tune': skewers and a completely over-the-top coffee cup.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y56/gridplan/Colnago/IMG_0574_zps8a1b3823.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-13, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 473,411
Posted By gridplan

Swiss manufacturer Parts of Passion is another...

Swiss manufacturer Parts of Passion is another option (http://www.pop-products.ch/). As you probably know, they make small parts like this in a range of colors. I think stuff of theirs that's not...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-13, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20,014
Views: 4,377,892
Posted By gridplan

Replacing my aging Garmin 705 with this 800. The...

Replacing my aging Garmin 705 with this 800. The 705's mount, which used cable ties, I hated. This one's mount looks to be much better....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-13, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20,014
Views: 4,377,892
Posted By gridplan

My LBS said they were easy to install and...

My LBS said they were easy to install and surprisingly stiff on the test ride they took. The German-only instructions weren't a problem (plenty of pics).
...
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