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04-13-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I have a 32 hole Mavic Reflex rim to match yours....

I have a 32 hole Mavic Reflex rim to match yours. Not laced. Yours if you want it?
02-23-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I picked up a pair of Continental Sprinter...

I picked up a pair of Continental Sprinter Gatorkins and a Sram 10 speed 11 to 32 cassette. Two things I was looking for out of three. I did see a lot of nice things that were out of reach for my...
01-09-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,760
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

One of these days I may get around to trying...

One of these days I may get around to trying tape. Glue is pretty easy, not sure why so many have such hatred for it?
01-05-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,760
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Install with no air. Stretch the tire as you...

Install with no air. Stretch the tire as you install it keeping pulling pressure as you go. Practice this before gluing.
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I would not let that go for under $400. That is...

I would not let that go for under $400. That is a really great bike with top components. :)
01-05-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I bet they are pretty hot! Smoking! :)

I bet they are pretty hot! Smoking! :)
01-04-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,317
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I guess I am opportunistic. Just picked this one...

I guess I am opportunistic. Just picked this one up off of Facebook. Low price, decent condition with very nice components. I really was not looking, just browsing. ...
12-27-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,716
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Wow! Too cool! Will be watching your progress as...

Wow! Too cool! Will be watching your progress as you go.
10-21-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,297
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

The mystery frame only had one shifter boss...

The mystery frame only had one shifter boss originally that I was told a normal shifter would not mount to.. I had an old 50`s French bike that had a unique boss that was designed for this type...
10-19-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,297
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

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You know how you go to a party and everyone is talking about stupid...
10-18-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,915
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

The new Tubasti is different than the old...

The new Tubasti is different than the old formula, more like Conti. I have a box of the stuff. Used it on 2 sets of wheels so far, no mess. My trick for the unavoidable small mess that gets on the...
10-17-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,297
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

That is one thing I like more than bikes too. ...

That is one thing I like more than bikes too. Have fun. :)
10-15-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,915
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I thought about practicing on it but I would need...

I thought about practicing on it but I would need time to waste. The casing is compromised in a bad place so I would never ride this tire again. Perhaps It will be a fun cold winters night project ?...
10-13-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 997
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I have seen this bike in person and it is really...

I have seen this bike in person and it is really top notch. Perfect!
10-13-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 695
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

WOW! That is beautiful!!

WOW! That is beautiful!!
10-13-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,297
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Anyone else interested in this ride / bike nerd...

Anyone else interested in this ride / bike nerd party?
10-11-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,297
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Well unless you want to grill up some steaks, I...

Well unless you want to grill up some steaks, I think some good bread, assortment of good lunch meat for sandwiches and some kind of side salads would be good. Chips and dip, beer, maybe some wine?...
10-10-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,297
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I will still ride in moderately bad weather. :)

I will still ride in moderately bad weather. :)
10-10-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,297
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

According to the 10 day forecast, 61F on the...

According to the 10 day forecast, 61F on the 19th. We shall see? This Saturday it is supposed to be 50 F. I am good to go down to 40 F. :)
10-10-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,297
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Just bumping this back onto page one.

Just bumping this back onto page one.
10-09-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,915
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I actually had my first flat with a tubular a few...

I actually had my first flat with a tubular a few weeks ago. A good size gash that ruined the tire. I switched out tires and was on my way much faster than with a clincher and if it had been a...
10-08-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,297
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I am even going to use soap for this one. :)

I am even going to use soap for this one. :)
10-08-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,297
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Bring them all. I like looking at your bikes....

Bring them all. I like looking at your bikes. Hard to pick just one. lol
10-08-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,297
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

We just have way to many rides in this area to...

We just have way to many rides in this area to keep track of them all. :) That ride is the annual spring ride.
10-08-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,297
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

He is refering to the ones I did on the trail...

He is refering to the ones I did on the trail starting in Carpentersville.
10-08-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,915
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I love tubulars. I have glued enough wheels to...

I love tubulars. I have glued enough wheels to actually not make a big mess anymore.
10-07-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,297
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

This should be pretty fun. Not much in the way of...

This should be pretty fun. Not much in the way of hills to climb, so no need to worry about gearing. The leaves in the Fox River Valley should be turning beautiful colors and there will be lots of...
09-26-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,813
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

As a truck driver I must point out that if the...

As a truck driver I must point out that if the driver was already in his turn when the boy walked out, which Is highly likely seeing how the boy was struck by the trailer, the driver never even felt...
09-07-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,332
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I was really hoping to attend this year but...

I was really hoping to attend this year but unfortunately a family member recently died and the memorial service is on this date. Maybe next year?
07-28-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

You have some very $$$$$$$$$$$$ friends! Super...

You have some very $$$$$$$$$$$$ friends! Super cool everything at that party. :)
07-28-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,606
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Hemorrhoids do hurt! :)

Hemorrhoids do hurt! :)
07-28-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,457
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

What a great adventure. Truly inspiring ! After...

What a great adventure. Truly inspiring ! After reading this thread I decided to try a long ride myself. I have agreed to go to Ragbrai next year with a friend. Not quite as epic as your ride but...
07-16-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,115
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Probably because they are not interested in going...

Probably because they are not interested in going fast? I ride my steel bikes hard too. I like going fast. My fast is not as fast as other peoples fast. My point is more that the Carbon Bikes are out...
07-14-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,115
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

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This is my first year on a Carbon bike. It does not need to cost an arm...
07-14-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,115
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

At least we will never have to argue that "THE...

At least we will never have to argue that "THE FORK IS BENT" on a carbon fiber thread! :)
07-13-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,931
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I really wanted to hate my Carbon Fiber...

I really wanted to hate my Carbon Fiber Cannondale Super Six Evo that I was kind of talked into building. Not really weight weenie at 15.5 lbs, Ultegra with tubulars, no Carbon components. I just...
07-02-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 56,823
Views: 8,169,581
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Raleigh (Lenton Grand Prix) 1957 - $395 (lake...

Raleigh (Lenton Grand Prix) 1957 - $395 (lake forest)

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for sale: Raleigh Lenton Grand Prix. This is from 1957 as dated on the original...
06-25-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,285
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I had the same thing happen to me. I was rocking...

I had the same thing happen to me. I was rocking on my Schwinn Circuit when an Ironman, Miami Vice, popped up on CL in my price range. I was expecting magic from all the hype. The bike was fine, rode...
06-25-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,285
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

So much of this hobby comes down to so many...

So much of this hobby comes down to so many factors. The placebo effect. That top of the line racing bike decked out in perfect top of the line components that everyone says is the best bike to ride,...
06-21-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,863
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

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06-21-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,088
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

It sure would be easier to take a proper photo...

It sure would be easier to take a proper photo and post it up, than look for manuals and go to bike shops. Just saying. :)
06-19-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,088
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

If the front wheel was straight it might line up...

If the front wheel was straight it might line up better. Could be the angle? We need a better picture, everything straight, drive side. :)
06-12-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,142
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Just want to point out that it is my size and...

Just want to point out that it is my size and ........ :)
06-07-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,008
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

You know what else I find to be odd? The push to...

You know what else I find to be odd? The push to bigger tires on the old steel bikes? So many people here do not ride the old steel racing bikes anymore because they will not fit 32`s or bigger? But...
06-07-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,008
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

How much of a boost can the psychological effect...

How much of a boost can the psychological effect of riding a brand new modern race bike bring to the table? Can that be measured? I mean, it could make some people feel better, push harder, train...
06-06-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,008
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

I built up a Carbon Fiber wonder bike this year....

I built up a Carbon Fiber wonder bike this year. So far, I am still getting used to the bike and the compact double 50t 34t gearing and with the crappy weather, I am way behind on miles over last...
06-02-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,077
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Original everything but tires! The bike was...

Original everything but tires! The bike was hanging on a bike shop wall since 1988....
05-31-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,255
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

So far my daughter has been taking good care of...

So far my daughter has been taking good care of her first car. Purchased used but in real nice shape and low miles. Her is a picture of her on purchase day. She really loves the...
05-30-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,255
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

SWEET! I bought my daughter a Mazda 3. Her car...

SWEET! I bought my daughter a Mazda 3. Her car is so much fun to drive. Quick with real nice handling. Really really fun. I can only imagine how much fun your car is to drive.
05-27-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,964
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

He did not overhaul the bike then. See. If one...

He did not overhaul the bike then. See. If one cable is broken then they are all probably old and bad, or the brake lever or the caliper is bad and so he broke the cable so you will not notice that...
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