Bike Forums - Search Results

Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: big chainring
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 2.42 seconds.
08-10-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 723
Posted By big chainring

I gotta know gear inches. Front, back, big, small...

I gotta know gear inches. Front, back, big, small means nithing. Its gear inches that I go by. 88" gear is the "racers" gear. 84" gear is what Ray Booty broke the 4 hr 100 mile TT on. 67" is the...
08-01-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 25,220
Posted By big chainring

I'm the complete opposite of most posting here. I...

I'm the complete opposite of most posting here. I ride vintage bikes. Bikes that I find dirt cheap. I buy and sell, part out bikes, and keep the good ones. My bike clothing I buy used on ebay. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,462
Posted By big chainring

And how am I responsible for that. I just throw...

And how am I responsible for that. I just throw out a topic or question.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,462
Posted By big chainring

And how am I responsible for that. I just throw...

And how am I responsible for that. I just throw out a topic or question.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,852
Posted By big chainring

This drafting thing is really a sticky subject on...

This drafting thing is really a sticky subject on this forum. With some experience you can pick out riders who are steady wheels. All these rules and etiquette crap will be second nature. The above...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,852
Posted By big chainring

Trofeo Baracchi 1962.... Courage Jacques,...

Trofeo Baracchi 1962.... Courage Jacques, courage! That was the headline in "Sporting Cyclist" a popular mag back in the day for all the budding coureurs.

https://youtu.be/wQWNcB2Y0jY
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,852
Posted By big chainring

I was in the local MUP and a hulk of a guy rides...

I was in the local MUP and a hulk of a guy rides past me, big gearing it, riding at a good clip. I got on his wheel and stayed there. No way was I going to be able to pass him. After a few miles we...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By big chainring

And I gave another rider a shove as I was...

And I gave another rider a shove as I was dropping back in line and a gap was opening in front of him. He was one of the older riders so felt like a little help would be appreciated. Didnt even think...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By big chainring

Ah the Humidity...keeping hydrated

Was coming off a section of the MUP today and a group of roadies was cruising by. I jumped on the tail end of the group. I wasn't feeling it. Long work week in hot weather. And today it was 90 and...
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By big chainring

That's a nice bike. List price in 1977 was $495....

That's a nice bike. List price in 1977 was $495. I think you could get all of that and maybe a bit more.
07-18-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By big chainring

The Paramount came with a Campy tool kit. The...

The Paramount came with a Campy tool kit. The only bike I know of that included that. I think you got a Peanut Butter wrench, T wrench, the offset saddle wrench, any others?

My '74 Motobecane...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By big chainring

Strava TT

I know little to nothing about Strava. And there is a Time Trial this weekend that uses Strava to record your ride. How does it all work? Do I have to start the Strava app or does it start and stop...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,182
Posted By big chainring

A Bike is a Bike

A few years ago I was in the LBS, the owner a too notch frame builder. I had a new to me vintage steel bike that I had just rehabbed. I was telling the owner just how amazing the bike rode. His...
07-16-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By big chainring

Looks like a Super Mirage. Thats a double...

Looks like a Super Mirage. Thats a double chainwheel. Excellent bike to work with.
07-16-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By big chainring

Looks Great! Well done.

Looks Great! Well done.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,462
Posted By big chainring

You guys are crazy. Nothing sexual about it. Its...

You guys are crazy. Nothing sexual about it. Its sad you make those assumptions. Pretty much used up all my stories. If you're a Sheridan Rd rider maybe I'll jump on your wheel. I'm the guy that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,462
Posted By big chainring

You never put a hand out to tell another rider...

You never put a hand out to tell another rider you are beside/behind him? Did that just the other day. I guess with Covid shaking hands it out. But at the end of a ride you dont reach over and shake...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,462
Posted By big chainring

I was on a group ride, yes just jumped in, and a...

I was on a group ride, yes just jumped in, and a woman gets a flat. Half the group continues to ride a quarter mile or so before word gets to them that someone flatted. So the woman, me and 6 or 7...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,462
Posted By big chainring

Whats with the hostility on the forum. I work...

Whats with the hostility on the forum. I work hard all week. On the weekend I ride to have fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,462
Posted By big chainring

Here's another one. Maybe I should start another...

Here's another one. Maybe I should start another thread of antics on the bike. In a group, and you hit a hill. The group bunches up, so riders front back and both sides of you. Reach over to a rider...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,462
Posted By big chainring

In my world, hand slings ARE allowed in the final...

In my world, hand slings ARE allowed in the final 200 (meters).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,462
Posted By big chainring

Yikes! I think you guys need to ride more.

Yikes! I think you guys need to ride more.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,462
Posted By big chainring

He didnt agree with me. He answered with numbers...

He didnt agree with me. He answered with numbers correlated to rider experience. But Bah Humbug, you do what you do. Its funny to some.... I guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,462
Posted By big chainring

OMG, an actual answer. And it makes sense. Thank...

OMG, an actual answer. And it makes sense. Thank you.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,462
Posted By big chainring

If my behavior is so offensive, I think by now I...

If my behavior is so offensive, I think by now I would have been called out on it. Generally if I can stick with a group for 10-20 miles then I might get a few words in with a couple riders. But most...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,462
Posted By big chainring

Its called training and conditioning. Ride with...

Its called training and conditioning. Ride with guys faster than you. Build up your endurance and strength. It's why we are out riding in the first place, to get better and faster. Its like my friend...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,462
Posted By big chainring

No, actually its great training. Its not like its...

No, actually its great training. Its not like its easy holding a wheel at speed. Its one of the best forms of training.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,462
Posted By big chainring

Thats not it at all. Is this the road forum?

Thats not it at all. Is this the road forum?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,462
Posted By big chainring

You should come experience the ridiculous-ness.

You should come experience the ridiculous-ness.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,462
Posted By big chainring

Think of it as a kind of motorpacing. I'm getting...

Think of it as a kind of motorpacing. I'm getting great training out if it. When a rider rotates back I layoff the back and let the rider drop in ahead of me so not to get in there way. Get it?
If I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,462
Posted By big chainring

​​​​​​Oh, I give them a glance, see that they're...

​​​​​​Oh, I give them a glance, see that they're experienced and jump on. I was thinking thats just a given. Why would I jump into a group of novices.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,462
Posted By big chainring

I guess I didnt realize the uniqueness of the...

I guess I didnt realize the uniqueness of the North Shore scene. This past weekend Three guys passed me and I jumped on their wheel. With the four of us total age probably exeeded 250 yrs. I allowed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,462
Posted By big chainring

Well this thread turned into a mish mash of...

Well this thread turned into a mish mash of nothingness. Really weird how anyone into the road bike scene when I was a yute, was kinda on the same page. Similar backgrounds, similar interests, knew...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,462
Posted By big chainring

In all my years of riding I never ran into a...

In all my years of riding I never ran into a problem. And usually meet some nice people out on the road. They seem to welcome me. Perhaps its my superlative supplesse stylings that win them over....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,462
Posted By big chainring

OP again. Now that I have thought it out... I...

OP again. Now that I have thought it out...
I have always ridden close to the wheel I am following. And its been years of experience that has gotten me to this level. So with an abundance of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,462
Posted By big chainring

I was in a race many moons ago. They used to...

I was in a race many moons ago. They used to combine Junior and Women catagory quite often. So I was on the wheel of one of cutest most accomplished women riders. She blew a snot rocket, landed on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,462
Posted By big chainring

OP here. The Sheridan road "scene" at times is an...

OP here. The Sheridan road "scene" at times is an ongoing open race. People are hopping from wheel to wheel. Large groups form at times. If its an organized club ride, everyone in club jerseys, I',ll...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,462
Posted By big chainring

Catching the draft... how close is too close?

Whats your safe draft distance? I like the weekend group ride. Typically I jump in to whoever passes me by on Saturday and Sunday mornings. On Chicagos north shore its pretty much a constant parade...
07-12-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,323
Posted By big chainring

These giuys

These giuys
07-09-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,966
Posted By big chainring

Hmmm, I drive a 40 year old Benz with 300,000...

Hmmm, I drive a 40 year old Benz with 300,000 miles and think its its got 700,000 or so miles left in it yet to go.
Replies: 22
Views: 552
Posted By big chainring

I would check the top and downtubes at the head...

I would check the top and downtubes at the head tube. Looks tweaked to me. Front wheel looks a bit close to downtube. Headtube should be roughly parallel to seat tube. And that head tube looks a bit...
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By big chainring

Pretty bike. Jeunet made a nice bike. Lots of...

Pretty bike. Jeunet made a nice bike. Lots of chrome. Maybe worth a third of asking price. Rear wheel has a massive flat spot, its toast. So really its its an $80 bike at best.
07-07-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,828
Posted By big chainring

Schwinn / Rambler American Schwinn / Triumph...

Schwinn / Rambler American
Schwinn / Triumph Spitfire
​​​​​​Schwinn / Plymouth Volare
07-07-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By big chainring

I'd call that a sprinters saddle, for track use.

I'd call that a sprinters saddle, for track use.
07-06-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,057
Posted By big chainring

Enrico Fermi's bike?

Enrico Fermi's bike?
07-04-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,440
Posted By big chainring

Kind of a sleeper in the late 70's was the Super...

Kind of a sleeper in the late 70's was the Super Grand Prix. Alloy wheels, bar end shifters, and some nice paint options. ...
Replies: 23
Views: 2,445
Posted By big chainring

The Interclub was Gitanes entry level "racing"...

The Interclub was Gitanes entry level "racing" bike. Closer geometry, tubular wheels and had their "Service Course" designation. There was a time when someone new to racing would purchase a bike like...
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By big chainring

Looks very similar to a Gitane Grand Sport...

Looks very similar to a Gitane Grand Sport deluxe. I'd clean it up and ride it. $80 as is.
06-26-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,931
Posted By big chainring

My first quality 10 speed was a '72 Motobecane...

My first quality 10 speed was a '72 Motobecane Grand Record. Then I went with a full Campy LeChampion in '74. $395 for the LeChamp back then. The bike shoo even gave me custom gearing as I was racing...
06-24-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,543
Posted By big chainring

Tech-wise the 70's had Teledyne Titan and Exxon...

Tech-wise the 70's had Teledyne Titan and Exxon Graftek.
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.