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01-24-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By cinelliguy

Senior Member Request to Junior Member - Cinelli Altenberger

A senior member asked me a junior member to jump in and share one of my bikes. In this case a1963/64 Cinelli Model B – Altenberger which Cinelli built for the German market I believe in the early...
01-18-22, 01:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By capnjonny

Just an average bike boom tank

This 64 cm Nishiki custom Sport was donated to the bike exchange last week. Nothing special. Just a bottom of the line bike boom 10 speed. It was a tank with steel wheels and Cranks and weighed a...
01-05-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,599
Posted By mstateglfr

Both bikes have the fugliest rear derailluer...

Both bikes have the fugliest rear derailluer known to road bikes, so thats a wash.

Canyon is simply just a cooler company, even when they make some frustratingly odd decisions for design/spec. ...
12-26-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,341
Posted By cxwrench

I know you mean well but you don't have enough...

I know you mean well but you don't have enough experience to be giving advice on things like this.
12-21-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,495
Posted By tcs

Vail Pass ...

Vail Pass


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12-21-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,495
Posted By Nachoman

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My favorite ride every year is always Kitchen Creek.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,368
Posted By mrv

.... dang, and here I am irritated that Shimanos...

.... dang, and here I am irritated that Shimanos new 8 speed downtube shifters ($45) no longer offer an friction mode...... https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=65399
...
12-20-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,888
Posted By Branko D

When I commute, I use my bike with flat pedals...

When I commute, I use my bike with flat pedals and use all sorts of shoes which are ideal for walking, but I see absolutely no problems in walking on Look Keo grip cleats.

Hell, last weekend I was...
12-13-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,471
Posted By Koyote

I think Andrew builds frames, and so I expected...

I think Andrew builds frames, and so I expected him to have an informed response -- and this affirms my experience. For example, I have two frames made of nice modern steel - heat-treated and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 136,340
Posted By RNAV

Here are mine: Croix de Fer ...

Here are mine:

Croix de Fer
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Washoe...
12-07-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,396
Posted By tomato coupe

If the OP is serious about Zwift, he'll want to...

If the OP is serious about Zwift, he'll want to get a new aero frame anyway.
11-19-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,476
Posted By jamesdak

Just a teaser of a follow up. I picked the bike...

Just a teaser of a follow up. I picked the bike up from the LBS yesterday after finally getting it built. Went with a decent Campagnolo 10 speed build on it. Lot's of black to make the white frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,921
Posted By kwantani

https://steel-vintage.com/media/catalog/product/h/...

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11-05-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,800
Posted By MinnMan

Want to know what to wear in the cold? Experiment. Take Notes

This subforum has lots of threads asking for advice about what to wear on hands, feet, heads, legs, torso in the cold weather.

Those of us with some experience riding in the cold usually try to be...
10-27-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 17,336
Posted By Reynolds

Triple front and corncob rear FTW.

Triple front and corncob rear FTW.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By bikecrate

I'm more than happy to pay $1,005,650,901 for a...

I'm more than happy to pay $1,005,650,901 for a stem, but $1,005,650,901.68 is just too much. Where am I supposed to come up with the extra 68 cents. I'm not made of money.
10-13-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,925
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I've found that the cartridges for whipped cream...

I've found that the cartridges for whipped cream are much better - they hold the gas a long time, they're easy to buy and most of all, they taste a lot better. Are you sure you're inhaling the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,269
Posted By Eric F

Happy?....Or less-unhappy? ;) ...

Happy?....Or less-unhappy? ;)
...
09-03-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,930
Posted By shelbyfv

Tell a friend, they'll appreciate it. I've been...

Tell a friend, they'll appreciate it. I've been told more than once through the years, I hate to give up on a comfy pair. Leave strangers alone.:twitchy:
05-13-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,476
Posted By look566 rider

I've been a baaad Boy!

Finally! After delays due to equipment breakdown at fork builder. Picked up Tuesday and was able to squeeze a ride 16 mile in yesterday. Was having second thoughts about all the black parts on green,...
04-22-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5,059
Views: 560,850
Posted By genejockey

Your wish is my command! Got these with the...

Your wish is my command!

Got these with the last of the sunlight as the clouds swept in, after a 15 mile shakedown cruise. While I was out, the last piece arrived - a matching front wheel, MA40...
04-22-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,938
Posted By madpogue

Send lawyers, guns and money; Dad, get Miyata...

Send lawyers, guns and money;
Dad, get Miyata this.
04-16-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,731
Posted By jamesdak

I've got another gentleman coming by today so at...

I've got another gentleman coming by today so at least one more should go. Then I've got about another 1/2 listed locally but can really stop at any time now. The bike cave is once again at a...
04-05-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,563
Posted By chaadster

I gotta say, most of the threads on the topic are...

I gotta say, most of the threads on the topic are rubbish, and I’ve seen a lot of them over the course of my +12 years on BF. I say this because it was only this year that I saw someone suggest...
03-16-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 860
Posted By SurferRosa

Yeah, I would change this to "for 99.9% of...

Yeah, I would change this to "for 99.9% of us."
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,525
Posted By Koyote

This thread has real potential.

This thread has real potential.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 27,149
Views: 17,657,994
Posted By Timo 2.0

Updating my 1993 Merlin Extralight is almost...

Updating my 1993 Merlin Extralight is almost complete: just waiting for a set of 23mm Dugast Strada tubulars and I'm ready to roll.

Campagnolo Record 10sp Ergopower, derailleurs and headset
BTP...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,931
Posted By WhyFi

Whoa, whoa, whoa - let's pump the brakes with...

Whoa, whoa, whoa - let's pump the brakes with this lofty praise.
02-12-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,510
Posted By dedhed

No matter how big you build it will never be "big...

No matter how big you build it will never be "big enough", have enough outlets, enough lights, or fit all our crap. I'm at the point in life where I need a 800 SF house and 3000 SF garage.
01-15-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,301
Posted By aggiegrads

Hex Key Brand Comparison (photo intensive)

Inspired by Eric F 's hex key question, I decided to take some good photos of various hex key tips to try and help me articulate why I prefer some keys over others. The tip really highlights the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 68,281
Posted By KLOSHE

Some pretty mountain shots close to home

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12-28-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 13,474
Posted By cudak888

How about asking T-Mar himself? He's obviously...

How about asking T-Mar himself? He's obviously well versed in the history that he brings to this forum and doesn't have anything to hide by explaining how he has come of his information.

Hint: He...
12-19-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,430
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I used to wonder why I didn't see more old folks...

I used to wonder why I didn't see more old folks hiking mountain trails, since it seems like such a perfect exercise for preserving health, flexibility, balance, all that good stuff. Gradually, I...
12-18-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,384
Posted By Rodrider88

I managed to fit some Shimano BR-CX50 Brakes on...

I managed to fit some Shimano BR-CX50 Brakes on the front. Mission accomplished, with some really good stopping power! Recently completed a 1300km cycle tour. This bike is smooth like a hot knife...
11-25-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5,059
Views: 560,850
Posted By Nemosengineer

I have been preparing my new Bob Jackson Audax...

I have been preparing my new Bob Jackson Audax Club frameset for assembly, just the usual stuff, chasing threads, laying a few coats of wax on everything. I lucked out on this one as it's one of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,357
Posted By growlerdinky

Wrong.

Wrong.
11-22-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,044
Posted By RobbieTunes

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10-20-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,034
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

This makes me drool - Condor Acciaio Stainless ...

This makes me drool - Condor Acciaio Stainless
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27,149
Views: 17,657,994
Posted By Kiroskka

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 03:13 AM
Replies: 27,149
Views: 17,657,994
Posted By AlgarveCycling

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My two. Trek Madone SLR 6 with Roval Rapide CLX wheels, Stages 3 power...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,172
Posted By MinnMan

Something entirely different. A cycling holiday....

Something entirely different. A cycling holiday. You don't list where you live, but if you live someplace where there is winter, there's NOTHING like escaping to a warm scenic place for a week of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,662
Posted By surak

I'm being obtuse? How do you magically calculate...

I'm being obtuse? How do you magically calculate force with just a cadence sensor?

Folks, I think this is the Strava power estimator posting as an elaborate prank. The moment our worst timeline's...
06-30-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 22,164
Posted By rosefarts

Of all the things that didn't happen, this didn't...

Of all the things that didn't happen, this didn't happen the most.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,041
Posted By indyfabz

BITD I toured Andalucia for 7 weeks. Grades can...

BITD I toured Andalucia for 7 weeks. Grades can get ugly with no notice. One day I wanted to go into the center of a town for snacks or something. There was a warning sign informing people that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,333
Posted By guadzilla

The way I see it, fit is fit. The end goal is...

The way I see it, fit is fit. The end goal is to get a fit that lets you ride quickly and comfortably: if you can do that for 60 minutes, you can do that for several hours. On the other hand,...
04-25-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By HillRider

Yes and absolutely not. Yes to don't buy a tool...

Yes and absolutely not. Yes to don't buy a tool until you have a need for it. Absolutely no to buying the cheapest. Cheap tools are poorly made of low quality metal and are likely to damage the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By TortoiseAvenger

NBD — Got the Kona

Thanks to everyone who helped me make my decision. Ultimately, I test drove everything, and waited a few days, and the Konda just felt the best. Was great to do business with Oak City Cycles in...
03-12-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,502
Posted By indyfabz

Telling you would take some of the mystery out of...

Telling you would take some of the mystery out of your life. I cannot, in good conscience, be responsible for that.
03-06-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,854
Posted By DiabloScott

And the cognoscenti all got it. LOL,...

And the cognoscenti all got it.



LOL, the tyro troll exposes his naivete again in comic manner.
The question wasn't about SEW-UPS, it was about your ability to engage in conversation about...
03-05-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,854
Posted By DiabloScott

You're new to this sport, aren't you?

You're new to this sport, aren't you?
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