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04-18-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 394
Posted By the sci guy

As a long time fan of the Dave Matthews Band...

As a long time fan of the Dave Matthews Band (having seen them in concert close to 30 times from 1998-2007) Iíd say theyíre more of a Shimano 105 level, than an Origin8. Sure some of that is bias,...
04-09-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By the sci guy

chamfer? i hardly know her!

chamfer? i hardly know her!
04-08-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 305
Posted By the sci guy

Yup its 135, was on of the first things I...

Yup its 135, was on of the first things I measure. 100 in the front.
03-15-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,515
Posted By the sci guy

I put the new decals on today - only really...

I put the new decals on today - only really needed the Columbus sticker and the banded colors; the Cilo name decals are all in great shape, a little dingy but not enough for me to take them all off. ...
03-11-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,871
Posted By the sci guy

Probably nothing too crazy but yeah I'm gonna...

Probably nothing too crazy but yeah I'm gonna figure out a nice color combo. I love that basically every bike is unique. Looking forward to crushing the crappy Houston streets plus the gravel/dirt...
03-10-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,515
Posted By the sci guy

FYI my Cilo decals from BiCals did finally show...

FYI my Cilo decals from BiCals did finally show up. They look good. Haven't put them on yet but they showed up.
03-09-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,871
Posted By the sci guy

Still this until I can get my hands on a Squid...

Still this until I can get my hands on a Squid SO-EZ.

Raleigh Sportif with a threaded/threadless converter & Nitto For Shred bars....
03-06-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 632
Posted By the sci guy

I love the look of a 1x. Last year I cleaned up...

I love the look of a 1x.
Last year I cleaned up and rebuilt a 1999 Cannondale R300 from a sloppy triple to a clean 1x, then changed it to another 1x setup to sell it. It's relatively flat here in...
02-01-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,852
Posted By the sci guy

when i was a kid my bike license plate was...

when i was a kid my bike license plate was plastic and said DANNY on it. i got it off one of those spinny racks at the tchotchke store in the mall.
01-21-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 237,803
Posted By the sci guy

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ7PFT3JGrS/

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ7PFT3JGrS/
01-20-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By the sci guy

Well these finally arrived yesterday. Looks like...

Well these finally arrived yesterday. Looks like they ship from Serbia. Apparently US government thought that was suspicious. 😂
...
01-12-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,515
Posted By the sci guy

I'm not sure. I posted about a few times in C&V....

I'm not sure. I posted about a few times in C&V. It's a relatively new acquisition - probably September? Only things newer on it besides consumables are the stem & bars for fit purposes. The 3ttt...
01-11-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,515
Posted By the sci guy

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-11-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,610
Posted By the sci guy

my riding style hasn't changed since I got my...

my riding style hasn't changed since I got my first mountain bike in middle school. I took up a lot of the practices of a trail rider - not a true gravity downhill rider, but plenty of mountain...
01-10-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7,050
Views: 658,202
Posted By the sci guy

used some xmas gift cards to get some more tools....

used some xmas gift cards to get some more tools. just arrived.
parktool hex wrench set, and parktool 4th hand which I cannot wait to use on 2 of my bikes!

...
12-30-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,077
Posted By the sci guy

Wow did this simple question really take off...

Wow did this simple question really take off :foo::roflmao:
I put the patched tube back in the bag. I squeezed all the air out and foldrolled it up and the patch isn't bent or creased. It held air...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,571
Posted By the sci guy

First off, I asked this question over 4 years...

First off, I asked this question over 4 years ago. Secondly, I no longer even have the bike because the frame cracked at the seat tube collar - unrelated to this - in December 2019.
Third, the bike...
Forum: Texas
12-11-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By the sci guy

I arbitrarily choose anything before 1980 as...

I arbitrarily choose anything before 1980 as vintage, and anything between 1980 - 1999 as classic. Soooo.... eye of the beholder I guess?!

Also Brad L while I havenít had a chance to join yíall...
12-10-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,226
Posted By the sci guy

I'm a color pop kinda o guy as well, as since my...

I'm a color pop kinda o guy as well, as since my saddles are all black, i usually try to match the bar tape to any logos or frame highlight colors. i think the gold you found is a good match even...
Forum: Texas
12-10-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,852
Posted By the sci guy

No one on a bike should be riding Terry Hershey...

No one on a bike should be riding Terry Hershey for training purposes - its too full of people and pets and kids. It's absolutely more for use as a commute line, and recreational. I'm one of those...
12-08-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,343
Posted By the sci guy

Stop on this evening's ride on my Ď87 Cilo ...

Stop on this evening's ride on my Ď87 Cilo

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Forum: Texas
12-08-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,852
Posted By the sci guy

FYI Houston: Speed Limit now officially 10mph in Terry Hershey at all times

In a huge blow to anyone on a bike in west Houston and the Energy Corridor, Steve Radack, as one of his final acts on his way out of office, quietly implemented a full-time speed limit of 10mph in...
11-28-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 17,109
Posted By the sci guy

I did! Happy it found a home so fast 😂

I did! Happy it found a home so fast 😂
11-19-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 17,109
Posted By the sci guy

Nice. They're a near perfect match for the Zefal...

Nice. They're a near perfect match for the Zefal classic bottle cage I just got, and go with the Brooks honey saddle & grips on my '74 Super Tourer
...
11-17-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,254
Posted By the sci guy

Hey everyone - someone in the Cyclocross/Gravel...

Hey everyone - someone in the Cyclocross/Gravel forum pointed me over here because they saw this thread.

So, I'm one of those brand ambassadors jadocs mentioned above. I've been riding my A/1 for...
11-16-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4,972
Views: 3,491,375
Posted By the sci guy

My first gravel bike and I am loving it; a Vaast...

My first gravel bike and I am loving it; a Vaast A/1:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/50606643843_e610a90b2b_b_d_297a8684ffa709fecc9ba5fdd2c20269a5102bba.jpg...
11-04-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 90,873
Posted By the sci guy

From yesterday's ride ...

From yesterday's ride

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11-04-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17,038
Views: 1,817,538
Posted By the sci guy

Rode ~57 miles round trip from the house to...

Rode ~57 miles round trip from the house to downtown Houston and back yesterday. Beautiful day for it.

...
11-04-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 237,803
Posted By the sci guy

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFQOn8QJ64u/

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFQOn8QJ64u/
11-02-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 237,803
Posted By the sci guy

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHE7IBspw2b/

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHE7IBspw2b/
Forum: Texas
10-30-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,357
Posted By the sci guy

Not sure where Weathermen is. Best route to...

Not sure where Weathermen is.
Best route to Citywest Blvd from THP is take the park to the end at BWY8, continue under BW8 past the parking lot, over the bayou and follow the path that leads to the...
10-20-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By the sci guy

Late 80's Cilo - seeking info & input

Some of you probably saw me ask about this bike a few times already before I actually bought it, but I have it now, and have a few more questions; mainly - can anyone help me figure out what year...
10-16-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,584
Posted By the sci guy

Will I want to replace these Shimano 600 calipers?

Probably buying this bike this weekend. I had a set of Weinmann single pivot brakes on an older Raleigh at they were worthless. Can I expect better performance out of these? Or should I be prepared...
10-12-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,810
Posted By the sci guy

Forgot to come back and post update. Got the...

Forgot to come back and post update. Got the orange cages, plus a new Ritchey stem and Whiskey bars to help with fit:

...
Forum: Texas
10-01-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,843
Posted By the sci guy

George Bush Park aka inside the Barker Reservoir....

George Bush Park aka inside the Barker Reservoir. In non-hurricane tropical downpours, the reservoirs are dry parks, save for the bayous running through them. But when we get a deluge they fill up as...
Forum: Foo
09-30-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9,501
Views: 1,146,068
Posted By the sci guy

Bucee's shirt. #texas...

Bucee's shirt. #texas (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=texas)
Forum: Foo
09-30-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9,836
Views: 2,032,836
Posted By the sci guy

Just finished listening to/watching the restored...

Just finished listening to/watching the restored and remastered Pink Floyd PULSE concert from 1994: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0SqtI95X6o1UTWsEHh4GiMu_N1II1n3c
No matter how many times...
09-30-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 237,803
Posted By the sci guy

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFw0BtHp0Nw/

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFw0BtHp0Nw/
09-30-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 90,873
Posted By the sci guy

my wife made me buy a new saddle bag because she...

my wife made me buy a new saddle bag because she said that one looked like a scrotum. Now I can't un-see it.
Forum: Commuting
09-23-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15,455
Views: 11,530,559
Posted By the sci guy

Hey dude just noticed you were also in Houston....

Hey dude just noticed you were also in Houston. Where are you commuting to/from? I'm a daily commuter (when covid is not keeping the office closed) from energy corridor to westchase.
have been going...
09-23-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,473
Posted By the sci guy

pulled the trigger last night on the Whiskey No.7...

pulled the trigger last night on the Whiskey No.7 6F bar, paired with a Ritchey WCS C220 70mm -17d stem

thanks for all the great recommendations, everyone. It definitely put a lot of other bars on...
09-18-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 158,989
Posted By the sci guy

Dang that looks like it's in really good shape....

Dang that looks like it's in really good shape. Congrats on that find. No frame pump though, eh?
I've got a '74 Super Tourer as well - refurbed mine from the ground up. but kept most of the original...
09-11-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,810
Posted By the sci guy

The stem is also a place holder from the parts...

The stem is also a place holder from the parts bin. I need to order a new shorter one. I'll probably get black to match the rest of the components.
09-10-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,810
Posted By the sci guy

new gravel bike ...

new gravel bike


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09-01-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,401
Posted By the sci guy

assuming your dropouts are viable, just get a new...

assuming your dropouts are viable, just get a new set of wheels that are specifically for SS/FG riding. They aren't that expensive - $300 tops maybe. Just get the set that matches your rear spacing....
08-06-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 158,989
Posted By the sci guy

yours looks to be in great shape - nice. My...

yours looks to be in great shape - nice. My decals are almost completely gone, and I can't find any replacements. did you restore it yourself? How much is still original?

Here's mine, which i...
07-21-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By the sci guy

For what itís worth on my Sportif above the...

For what itís worth on my Sportif above the Sugino crank is 48t and Iíve got a 17t freewheel. Both are 3/32Ē.
(Iíve also ran 46t/18t and 46t/17t)

Youíll find a lot of SS cranks are 1/8Ē but if...
07-20-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By the sci guy

can you post a pic of the bike so we can see the...

can you post a pic of the bike so we can see the components and what it all looks like?

I converted a mid-80's Raleigh 10 speed into a single speed a number of years ago and it's still my daily...
07-20-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,023
Posted By the sci guy

I'm a smaller guy with smaller hands and I use...

I'm a smaller guy with smaller hands and I use the Cane Creek SCR-5c (c for compact) levers - but apparently upon doing a search, they no longer make the SCR-5 levers at all - regular or compact. So,...
07-07-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 90,873
Posted By the sci guy

sorry for the crap staging & background but it's...

sorry for the crap staging & background but it's the only pic i have at the moment with the new stem, tape, and crank since last time I posted this bike I think.

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