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10-29-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By PeterCT

I am building up a MTB but haven't decided on a...

I am building up a MTB but haven't decided on a groupset yet. This will at least be something I consider and read more about, thanks!
10-26-18, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2,267
Views: 408,611
Posted By PeterCT

I agree. A combination of steel frame, pleasing...

I agree. A combination of steel frame, pleasing geometry and celeste is really appealing. However, my wife's Bianchi (similar bike) is black and yellow and it gets more comments that mine, so it's...
10-14-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 993
Views: 231,669
Posted By PeterCT

I almost wonder if you're joking in a Bianchi...

I almost wonder if you're joking in a Bianchi thread, but it's called "celeste" which is a trademark color of the brand.
10-12-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2,267
Views: 408,611
Posted By PeterCT

Older road bike for an older guy :). (steel...

Older road bike for an older guy :). (steel framed Bianchi Veloce with modern...
Forum: Touring
10-11-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,083
Posted By PeterCT

I would definitely go with the Vaya for light...

I would definitely go with the Vaya for light touring over the 520. Its a far more versatile bike that you can also use as a gravel grinder, weekend club rider, Fondo rider, etc.

Last year I did...
10-09-18, 10:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 866
Posted By PeterCT

Salsa Journeyman takes 700 x 50 or 650b x 2.1.

Salsa Journeyman takes 700 x 50 or 650b x 2.1.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,375
Posted By PeterCT

I have the nose of mine down a couple of degrees.

I have the nose of mine down a couple of degrees.
Forum: Northeast
09-21-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By PeterCT

This was a spectacular ride btw. Only 31 miles...

This was a spectacular ride btw. Only 31 miles and 2K of climbing, but stunning views, lovely weather and the food was better than the Farm to Fork Fondos I've been doing. Seven farm stops. It was...
09-21-18, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,022
Posted By PeterCT

Thanks all. I could probably lighten up on the...

Thanks all. I could probably lighten up on the 'no aluminum' rule. When I went to my steel Bianchi road bike, from aluminum, the improvement in compliance and ride was dramatic, but this is on...
09-21-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By PeterCT

My son has a Diverge and put on Specialized...

My son has a Diverge and put on Specialized Nimbus 32s on it. Better for gravel and rougher roads than what came with the bike, but still has good road grip and smooth rolling on pavement. And very...
09-20-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,022
Posted By PeterCT

Thanks everyone for your responses so far. ...

Thanks everyone for your responses so far.



This seems wise advice regarding Salsa choices. I'll definitely looking beyond Salsa while I work this out.
09-20-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,022
Posted By PeterCT

Gravel Bike/Light Tourer/light bikepacking one quiver bike?

I'm mostly been a road biker but increasingly I'm using a Trek FX 7.4 hybrid for gravel roads, some adventure style bicyling and I've gone on several tours on the Trek over the last few years, up to...
Forum: Touring
09-10-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,682
Posted By PeterCT

I do not think that's a good deal at all. You...

I do not think that's a good deal at all. You can get something much more modern for $100-$200 more from Windsor, Fuji, even REI on sale.
Forum: Northeast
09-10-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,783
Posted By PeterCT

This is great, though the road section wasn't bad...

This is great, though the road section wasn't bad at all.
Forum: Northeast
09-10-18, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By PeterCT

Considering the bike you have with you... head...

Considering the bike you have with you... head east from Hartford (check out the short rail trails along the CT River in Hartford and New Haven) and use google maps to follow the bike trails (that...
Forum: Northeast
07-28-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,783
Posted By PeterCT

Yeah I know about the Vermonter. I was thinking...

Yeah I know about the Vermonter. I was thinking I'd bike from New Haven to Westfield or so (60ish miles), spend the night then get to Northhampton in time for the train the next day. Nice weekend.
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Forum: Northeast
07-28-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,783
Posted By PeterCT

I've done the whole trail south from Simsbury to...

I've done the whole trail south from Simsbury to New Haven too. Paved, with a couple of road sections which are fine-- it can get a little crowded on weekends, but keep yelling "on your left" when...
07-24-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By PeterCT

Thanks all! Wesmamyke, I contacted Marzocchi...

Thanks all!

Wesmamyke, I contacted Marzocchi Mark through his website https://www.mtbforksbymark.com, and he has several 1" steerer tube MTB forks that he rebuilds themselves. He helped cook me up...
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By PeterCT

I think that's the same year as my and my wife's...

I think that's the same year as my and my wife's Bianchi's. 2002? Though I didn't think Bianchi did your paint job that year.

I got hers off eBay for $450, though I've seen them for more. Hers was...
07-23-18, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By PeterCT

Thanks! I contacted Marzocchi Mike and will keep...

Thanks! I contacted Marzocchi Mike and will keep exploring, but may circle back to your generous offer!
07-23-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By PeterCT

I spent some time restoring my '79 Bridgestone...

I spent some time restoring my '79 Bridgestone Kabuki, cleaned up the original parts.....

Then realized it weighed a ton and didn't like having only a 10 speed :)

So I put it on a trainer we...
Forum: Northeast
07-23-18, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By PeterCT

Wow, that looks awesome. I did a Fondo through...

Wow, that looks awesome. I did a Fondo through Farms to Fork Fondo in the Hudson River Valley in June that rocked, and my son goes to St Michael's College so great reason to combine with a visit.
07-23-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By PeterCT

Fork for '96 Bianchi Super Ibex

Hi all:

I had recently rebuilt a 2002 Bianchi Veloce up from a frame that I use now as a regular rider (with modern Campy components, all new saddle and used fork). It rides like a dream on its...
09-28-17, 03:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,164
Posted By PeterCT

I go as low as 25 on my road bike, but 38 on my...

I go as low as 25 on my road bike, but 38 on my hybrid (which I use a lot because I'm on gravel a lot) is pretty comfortable ;).
Forum: Northeast
09-28-17, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By PeterCT

Well there is space on the Vermonter, maybe :P ...

Well there is space on the Vermonter, maybe :P

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