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03-19-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,477
Posted By bykemike

I agree with your take on the current situation,...

I agree with your take on the current situation, here in North Florida traffic is scary, many of my bicycling friends, long time road riders most of them, are opting for the rails to trails bike...
03-13-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,510
Posted By bykemike

First ride on my Taylor track frame, set up 48/16...

First ride on my Taylor track frame, set up 48/16 with a White freewheel. Built it up with conventional components to see what this frame is like to ride before I go and sink $$ in wheels and other...
03-02-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,510
Posted By bykemike

Pictures of the rear dropouts as promised. ...

Pictures of the rear dropouts as promised. Nothing special but certainly nice enough.
The Trek shop owner came by today, (a short walk) and we put a Jagwire cable through the top tube run, expected...
03-01-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,510
Posted By bykemike

This was that one. I communicated with the seller...

This was that one. I communicated with the seller a few times, it wasn't exactly flying out the door so I wanted some more details about the builder but couldn't get any info. I did locate some of...
03-01-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,510
Posted By bykemike

I just picked up a new frame I am going to build...

I just picked up a new frame I am going to build up over the next few days.

Some of you will know who this builder (Paul Taylor) is (was) there are many posts about him from maybe 2010 or so. He...
02-28-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,493
Posted By bykemike

Because of my MTB interest I have acquired the...

Because of my MTB interest I have acquired the backpack habit. Nice Osprey pack with a couple of tubes, co2, basic tools, a bladder, etc. It works for me to put in the basics for single speed rides,...
02-26-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,007
Posted By bykemike

Riding out from your car you are feeling good and...

Riding out from your car you are feeling good and moving along at 16 mph with little effort, all that training is starting to pay off, plus those new lighter tires, so I'll put on an extra 5 miles...
02-21-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 19,821
Posted By bykemike

Yesterday afternoon, at the wrap up of a stellar...

Yesterday afternoon, at the wrap up of a stellar 45 mile ride on the local rails to trails. Weather is perfect, breezy, cool, clear.

I'm about to go to a titanium bottom bracket, a new stem and...
02-14-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,510
Posted By bykemike

A friend of mine owns the local Trek dealership a...

A friend of mine owns the local Trek dealership a block or so from my shop and when he wants a break he comes by to visit usually riding a bike, he shows up on this the other day, he owns it, I...
02-10-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,182
Posted By bykemike

I'm picking up a bunch of parts tomorrow AM from...

I'm picking up a bunch of parts tomorrow AM from a guy that is getting rid of his White Industries goodies, Thompson stems and seat posts, a couple of cranks with chainrings, some bars and seats, all...
02-06-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,673
Posted By bykemike

My Domane Disc with Di2 shifting and 32 tires is...

My Domane Disc with Di2 shifting and 32 tires is like riding a multi surface starship compared to most road bikes I have owned. It takes a while to get used to the Di shifting but now I don't even...
02-05-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,673
Posted By bykemike

Just got this at 71 (72 in a few weeks), what a...

Just got this at 71 (72 in a few weeks), what a rush, just got in from a 20 miler in 1:17:41, 15.5 average. Ok , the wind was with me on the return leg, but still a rush :)...
02-05-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3,334
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Views: 494,692
Posted By bykemike

Me, 72 in a few weeks. This was last October on...

Me, 72 in a few weeks. This was last October on the parkway. I ride selected sections of the parkway for 4-5 weeks every year. Living in Fl it is hard to train for climbing but if you have the...
02-02-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 16,510
Posted By bykemike

Picked this Wabi Lightning SE up this week, put...

Picked this Wabi Lightning SE up this week, put on a new set of 28 gatorskins and a freewheel 16 T rear. This feels real good coasting around the shop, I think I'm about to go to the local MUP and...
04-13-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3,334
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Views: 494,692
Posted By bykemike

Old, I cant say I know what it is anymore.Small ,...

Old, I cant say I know what it is anymore.Small , light and cheap, not really much in the way of features. Oh Yeah, it is an Edge 200! Discontinued now.

Looks like there are a couple of new ones...
04-13-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3,334
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Views: 494,692
Posted By bykemike

birthday ride

A very nice birthday miles ride. Just turned 71 and got in a relaxing 71 mile ride in good weather, just a bit of wind at the end.

The shutdown is a gift to the road cyclist, I spent 30 of these...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 32,702
Posted By bykemike

I just flushed my Shimano discs . I just bought...

I just flushed my Shimano discs . I just bought this bike...a 2016 6.9 Domane and it is a little under maintained so I figured flushing is good. It turns out flushing was really needed.

Picture !...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 32,702
Posted By bykemike

A few years ago I did a cold, wet ride down from...

A few years ago I did a cold, wet ride down from Craggy Gardens to Town Mountain road in NC. I was with a guy with disc brakes, I had rim brakes. Side by side, compared to him , I had essentially no...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,816
Posted By bykemike

My bike showed up today, pleased, but not...

My bike showed up today, pleased, but not thrilled. The bike had a minor driveside fall and scratched up the Ultegra RD a bit. All works fine however but I know I'm going to replace the RD because of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,816
Posted By bykemike

It must be winter. I bought this bike from...

It must be winter.

I bought this bike from a shop and I would expect it was traded without the charger. I believe the shop did me a good turn selling me a new charger and cord at 1/2...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,816
Posted By bykemike

This is a second hand bike. The seller did...

This is a second hand bike. The seller did decide to include a charger and cord, brand new, for 1/2 price. The system is 2016 and is listed on the specification form as having a Dura Ace Di2 front...
06-28-13, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2,391
Views: 811,575
Posted By bykemike

Serial # KF0405, stamped under the BB. ...

Serial # KF0405, stamped under the BB.

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