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Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 920
Posted By bbattle

Whatever bicycle fits you the best is the one you...

Whatever bicycle fits you the best is the one you will ride; no matter if it's up hills or on long, flat stretches. I wouldn't worry about weight or components, just ride. And have fun!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By bbattle

Shimano is typically on a four year cycle...

Shimano is typically on a four year cycle regarding group upgrades. Dura Ace being first, then Ultegra, then 105, then whatever is below that, etc.

The updates are usually small but well...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,703
Posted By bbattle

Trek had a bike called the Pilot that used the...

Trek had a bike called the Pilot that used the same technology. that may help. e-mailing Trek may also help.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,689
Posted By bbattle

Holy Resurrection! ...

Holy Resurrection!

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By bbattle

You need to find a Schwinn Varsity on Craigslist...

You need to find a Schwinn Varsity on Craigslist and convert it to Fixed Gear/Singlespeed. With the $800 you will save, you can hit the pubs and take care of the ladies in style.

I have the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,253
Posted By bbattle

Wow! That sounds like Alabama. It's been...

Wow! That sounds like Alabama.

It's been raining off and on for a couple of weeks with no end in sight. I've been hiking with a rain jacket so I stay dry but I really need to get a gym...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,442
Posted By bbattle

Something tells me the OP will not be back.

Something tells me the OP will not be back.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By bbattle

Craiglist and don't look back. Or, don't...

Craiglist and don't look back.

Or, don't let your significant other bully you into parting with beloved steeds....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,123
Posted By bbattle

Borrow one of your Classic and Vintage buddy's...

Borrow one of your Classic and Vintage buddy's beloved bikes with steel rims and try to brake when the rims are wet. You'll think rim brakes on aluminum rims are the greatest thing since sliced...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,073
Posted By bbattle

+1000 If it fits, ride it. Half the bikes...

+1000

If it fits, ride it. Half the bikes I test rode during a Trek Demo Day were women's bikes. My Gardin has a B17S (ladies) saddle. Who can tell? Who cares?

Men can ride mixte frames,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By bbattle

Sounds like an excellent reason to buy a new bike!

Sounds like an excellent reason to buy a new bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By bbattle

BianchiGirl over in the Classical and Vintage...

BianchiGirl over in the Classical and Vintage forum could probably give you the complete history of Celeste.

I do remember reading it was originally meant for the Italian army and Bianchi was...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,990
Posted By bbattle

Billy "White Shoes" Johnson would agree with you....

Billy "White Shoes" Johnson would agree with you.

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,677
Posted By bbattle

I remember the Trek Pilot had a rear suspension,...

I remember the Trek Pilot had a rear suspension, at least on some models. It was a rubber puck between the seatstays and seat tube. It didn't last very long but now Pinarello has resurrected the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,635
Posted By bbattle

Just like all the fires caused by people modding...

Just like all the fires caused by people modding their vape pipes(or whatever they are called).
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By bbattle

Velo-orange sells polished cranksets, some with...

Velo-orange sells polished cranksets, some with drillium. They have a single chainring crankset that isn't too expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,110
Posted By bbattle

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hang up and ride
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,194
Posted By bbattle

Save your money for those titanium bottle cage...

Save your money for those titanium bottle cage screws.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,117
Posted By bbattle

Wrong forum, but there are some very nice...

Wrong forum, but there are some very nice handlebar bags that will do the trick. Keeps things handy that you might want/need while riding. Camera, phone, pepper spray, nunchucks, etc.

I have...
01-02-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,331
Posted By bbattle

I have a John Howard frame built by Dave Tesch. ...

I have a John Howard frame built by Dave Tesch. Painted by Brian Bayliss in purple/silver fade. I've never gotten around to building it up. Size 52cm
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,411
Posted By bbattle

Compag4life, I was agreeing with you. I do know...

Compag4life, I was agreeing with you. I do know a bit about carbon and bearings; it's part of my job at MSFC.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-18, 10:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,411
Posted By bbattle

Is there a point to any of this? That headset...

Is there a point to any of this? That headset bearings are not as critical as hub or bottom bracket bearings?

In other news, the sky is blue and the Pope is Catholic.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-18, 08:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,677
Posted By bbattle

I ride a Domane 5.2 (2014). If that Isospeed...

I ride a Domane 5.2 (2014). If that Isospeed thing does something, I can't tell. My previous bike was an aluminum Orbea with carbon fork, seatpost, seatstays. When I first got the Domane, I felt...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,681
Posted By bbattle

I bought a wool maglia rosa with the pockets...

I bought a wool maglia rosa with the pockets across the chest but they must've meant 38cm chest instead of 38 inches. it's VERY snug.

I wore out my 2004 Euskaltel Euskadie team jersey; the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-18, 06:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,718
Posted By bbattle

Dog in a Hat by Joe Parkin Cycling's Golden...

Dog in a Hat by Joe Parkin

Cycling's Golden Age - VeloPress

Spring Classics - VeloPress

The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles

Ascent, the climbs of the tour de france
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