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09-27-18, 08:10 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,699
Posted By Colnago Mixte

T'was probably the worst weather of the year down...

T'was probably the worst weather of the year down there in LA. I imagine the old timers still refer to it as, "The Day The River Trail Got Wet". :rolleyes:
Forum: Foo
09-27-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,978
Posted By Colnago Mixte

I was a sophomore in HS when "Afternoon Delight"...

I was a sophomore in HS when "Afternoon Delight" first came out. I had no idea what they were talking about, I thought maybe it was, I dunno, a milkshake or maybe a sandwich you'd have after school,...
09-27-18, 07:45 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,699
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Does hosing your bike down once or twice a month...

Does hosing your bike down once or twice a month count as "cleaning"?
Forum: Foo
09-27-18, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Roadhouse starring Patrick Swayze as a martial...

Roadhouse starring Patrick Swayze as a martial arts badass / philosophy major / bar bouncer was also unexpectedly sad.

They got Wade!!!
...
09-27-18, 06:23 AM
Replies: 54,329
Views: 7,634,883
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Nah, I think that was Norman Bates. He just...

Nah, I think that was Norman Bates. He just wanted an excuse to wear grannie's dress.


https://s.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/dcd50c0247a2eb97d3cca038fb7ce5f1/202131371/NormaBates_Dummy.jpg
09-27-18, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,771
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Keep your eyes open. A few months back, this one...

Keep your eyes open. A few months back, this one was on Los Angeles CL for a several weeks at $375, I just didn't have the room for it. Kicking myself now for not making some room for it:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-18, 05:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,373
Posted By Colnago Mixte

I prefer my positive speculation to your negative...

I prefer my positive speculation to your negative speculation. Let's face it, no one knows how such a situation would ultimately play out in court in front of a jury. 99% of civil cases never go to...
Forum: Foo
09-27-18, 05:22 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,978
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Typical Miserable Office Worker Guy / Wage Slave...

Typical Miserable Office Worker Guy / Wage Slave / Commuter in a Funny Hat: "I wish I was you."

Bronson: "Well ... hang in there." (and maybe you can be cool and homeless too some day)
...
09-27-18, 05:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,771
Posted By Colnago Mixte

The paint on mine is good enough, one chip on the...

The paint on mine is good enough, one chip on the seatstay. Will buy some red nail polish to touch it up eventually. Paint looks much deeper red in person, my various cameras are not very good at...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-18, 04:44 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,701
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Interesting. And you own or have ridden how many...

Interesting. And you own or have ridden how many of these frames?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 08:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,373
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Almost every ride I see something interesting...

Almost every ride I see something interesting worth a second look, unfortunately it's often a dangerous pass. But ... it's better to have what happens saved on video than not, even if you don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 06:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,252
Posted By Colnago Mixte

What about steroids? Pedro Delgado was busted in...

What about steroids? Pedro Delgado was busted in the '88 Tour for using Probenicid, a drug used to treat gout, but also useful as a masking agent for steroids. So we can pretty safely assume Delgado...
09-26-18, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18,390
Views: 2,961,940
Posted By Colnago Mixte

I borrowed my best friend's bike one time, and...

I borrowed my best friend's bike one time, and did the same thing when I plowed into a stopped car at a red light. It was an "SR", back when those were considered nice bikes. I never fixed for him,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 06:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,701
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Thanks, that's good to know. I'm gonna definitely...

Thanks, that's good to know. I'm gonna definitely buy one of these sooner or later, the prices are so good, I know I won't be able to resist.

This my current "fastest bike" that I got in 2011....
09-26-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,436
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Yeah, I'm with that guy, he sounds like a...

Yeah, I'm with that guy, he sounds like a reasonable fellow. Everyone else in this thread sounds like they're ready to put on their Sunday best and go fight it out on TV at The People's Court. Wait...
Forum: Foo
09-26-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,978
Posted By Colnago Mixte

I dunno, I'm as critical as they come, but I've...

I dunno, I'm as critical as they come, but I've never understood the hate that song gets. Without listening to the words, it's actually quite pleasant.

However I reserve all my hate for this...
Forum: Foo
09-26-18, 03:14 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,978
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Only a week? Once that song firmly takes hold, it...

Only a week? Once that song firmly takes hold, it often takes 3-4 weeks to fully shake it off. It's like an epic case of the flu. Sometimes it can actually spread into the lungs and get really...
09-26-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By Colnago Mixte

That's what I did for my triple last week. It's...

That's what I did for my triple last week. It's hard enough to get a double crank to play well in all gear combos, but triples I have found, are pretty much hopeless, with my limited mechanical...
Forum: Foo
09-26-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,978
Posted By Colnago Mixte

How's the intro song on this for awful? Just...

How's the intro song on this for awful? Just kidding, I love that guy. I bet windchaser does too.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJFB6rH3z2A
09-26-18, 11:05 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 29,911
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Make him ride a unicycle, for the rest of his...

Make him ride a unicycle, for the rest of his days. He's not fit for two wheels.
09-26-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,942
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Any Rick Danko or Robbie Robertson sightings up...

Any Rick Danko or Robbie Robertson sightings up that way? Now I'm gonna have that damned song in my head for the rest of the week. :(

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 10:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,252
Posted By Colnago Mixte

As far as the 5 pound bike weight reduction, this...

As far as the 5 pound bike weight reduction, this is interesting:


So 2.5 seconds per mile per pound times 5 = 15 seconds per mile saved. And since I remember Phil Liggett describing Alpe d'Huez...
09-26-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,761
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Isn't that amazing how well the human body will...

Isn't that amazing how well the human body will hold up if you take good care of it, and are very lucky in the genetics dept. That 19 y/o could probably eventually beat you if he trained hard enough,...
Forum: Foo
09-26-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,978
Posted By Colnago Mixte

For music that's played in public spaces, it's...

For music that's played in public spaces, it's classical, or GTFO. Any other kind of music will always offend someone. Classical offends no one, except idiots.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,252
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Maybe I'm being overly-cynical, but my response...

Maybe I'm being overly-cynical, but my response would be, "When were top 10 riders in the Tour ever NOT doping?"
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,252
Posted By Colnago Mixte

I also find that interesting. Better training...

I also find that interesting. Better training methods, nutrition, more gears, and bikes that are FIVE POUNDS lighter have done nothing to improve times up Alpe d'Huez?

There has to more to this...
09-26-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,761
Posted By Colnago Mixte

It sounds corny, doesn't it? I don't blame people...

It sounds corny, doesn't it? I don't blame people for being skeptical though. Becoming a cycling enthusiast also keeps a person very law-abiding, since people sent to prison aren't allowed to go on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10,774
Views: 164,765
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Yes. Please include how many times did you got...

Yes. Please include how many times did you got bit. :D


My dog was the most gentle creature imaginable, but she would practically fight you to the death when you tried to trim her nails.

...
Forum: Foo
09-26-18, 07:58 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,978
Posted By Colnago Mixte

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZbKHDPPrrc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZbKHDPPrrc
Forum: Foo
09-26-18, 07:43 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,978
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Whenever I hear a Hall and Oates song playing in...

Whenever I hear a Hall and Oates song playing in a store, I'm "hall and ass", trying to get out of that torture chamber as fast as possible. Those guys are TERRIBLE. Who picks these damned songs...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By Colnago Mixte

+1 Get under a really bright light (or the sun at...

+1 Get under a really bright light (or the sun at midday) with a magnifying glass and carefully examine the tire on the outside and then the inside. You might have glass shards, a thin metal wire...
Forum: Foo
09-26-18, 07:23 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,978
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Great musical picks, especially "Fanfare". Why...

Great musical picks, especially "Fanfare". Why the hell aren't YOU the person choosing what music they play at the supermarket?

I feel like any day now, given the demographics in my area, I will...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 07:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,373
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Yeah, my eyes, as bad as they are, are 100 times...

Yeah, my eyes, as bad as they are, are 100 times better at picking out details than a $400 1080p bike camera. I was a little disappointed at the image quality, but such is the state of current bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 07:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,373
Posted By Colnago Mixte

I have a Fly 12. Some typical footage: ...

I have a Fly 12. Some typical footage:


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1482x836/80-typical_copy_7b59462cd69da4975bf88a2c60d2d881641aecbc.jpg


If I want good photos, I...
Forum: Foo
09-26-18, 05:58 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,978
Posted By Colnago Mixte

My late mother, who worked the night shift as a...

My late mother, who worked the night shift as a nurse, had a hard and fast rule. "No Singing In The Morning." A true Swede, she was. And I agree, someone singing is the last freaking thing I wanna...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-26-18, 05:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,280
Posted By Colnago Mixte

$5 dollars a can? Why that's outrageous! Isn't...

$5 dollars a can? Why that's outrageous! Isn't there anything cheaper? :D
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 05:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,373
Posted By Colnago Mixte

OP: Yes, get one ASAP. People lie, and adrenaline...

OP: Yes, get one ASAP. People lie, and adrenaline can alter our own perceptions of what really happened. Cameras don't lie, and never blink, daydream, or make stuff up.
09-26-18, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By Colnago Mixte

My Lemond Tourmalet came with those. Very...

My Lemond Tourmalet came with those. Very durable, but not that light. Acceptable on mid-range road bikes in the 90's, just before reduced spoke counts became the norm.
09-26-18, 05:23 AM
Replies: 18,390
Views: 2,961,940
Posted By Colnago Mixte

This must be the year that Schwinn made those...

This must be the year that Schwinn made those really steep-angled criterium bikes. I've heard a lot about these.



Check out the head tube angle, looks to be approximately 89 degrees. That's...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-18, 10:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,701
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Interesting link, I saw lots of road frames that...

Interesting link, I saw lots of road frames that looked tempting, but don't wanna buy something that's under-built. I weigh 175, but my riding style torques out frames quite a bit, lots of sprinting...
09-25-18, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 899
Posted By Colnago Mixte

I don't think it's primered, that's just the look...

I don't think it's primered, that's just the look of metal after it's been blasted, any piece of metal will come out sandblasting looking like that.

I don't know a ton about painting, but 4 coats...
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By Colnago Mixte

I saw that bike, I figured I would let it go to...

I saw that bike, I figured I would let it go to someone who could use it more than myself. If I had known it was gonna get flipped instantly, I would have bought it myself. Oh well, enjoy your $100...
Forum: Foo
09-25-18, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 422
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Well, to be fair, construction workers do tend to...

Well, to be fair, construction workers do tend to rack up a lot of DWI's and lose their driver's licenses. Going for the gusto, miller time, and all that.
09-25-18, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 892
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Old inner tubes work good, but you need something...

Old inner tubes work good, but you need something to cover them because the sweat from your hands will corrode them in a few weeks of regular use. Plus vulcanized rubber, while an excellent...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,731
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Small town, not a bike path within 25 miles, and...

Small town, not a bike path within 25 miles, and I wouldn't ride on one even if it existed, those paths are too dangerous.
Forum: Foo
09-25-18, 02:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,757
Posted By Colnago Mixte

And every jingle that wasn't written by Manilow,...

And every jingle that wasn't written by Manilow, was written by either Paul Williams or Harry Nilsson.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,831
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Corduroy jacket with elbow patches, or no? ...

Corduroy jacket with elbow patches, or no?


http://img2.rnkr-static.com/user_node_img/50041/1000812056/870/young-donald-sutherland-in-gray-coat-with-cat-photo-u1.jpg
09-25-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,350
Posted By Colnago Mixte

:lol: Gladly. I have concluded that it's mostly...

:lol: Gladly. I have concluded that it's mostly due to the angle of the hole for the rear brake calipers. You can see it well with that long bolt I have attached.

The hole appears to be angled so...
09-25-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,350
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Thanks, that's very interesting. I plan on gluing...

Thanks, that's very interesting. I plan on gluing a shim into my fork dropouts like this guy did, Right now, I'm just clamping the front wheel about 1/8th inch lower down in the forks. They're old...
09-25-18, 10:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,546
Posted By Colnago Mixte

:lol: I went to a car show recently (actually I...

:lol: I went to a car show recently (actually I stumbled upon it unexpectedly and looked around) where guys have old Mustangs and '55 Chevys all restored and polished. The owners that I saw standing...
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