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09-24-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,316
Posted By Germany_chris

If the ride is in the afternoon I try to make...

If the ride is in the afternoon I try to make sure I get some Bushmills and some beer, If the ride in the morning I'll eat a couple boiled eggs w/o yolks ('cause yuck) toast and/or cereal/oatmeal.
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09-24-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,831
Posted By Germany_chris

I think what always gets forgotten in threads...

I think what always gets forgotten in threads like this is second look factor. If your goal is to build the fastest bike possible composite frames are where it's at, layup changes, fiber changes, et....
09-23-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,476
Posted By Mojo31

This is how I cope. ...

This is how I cope.

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09-20-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 632
Posted By zacster

I'm avoiding the 50-29 combo because of cross...

I'm avoiding the 50-29 combo because of cross chaining, not because it can't do it. In fact I've found myself in the combo a few times already without realizing it. I've been in the habit of going to...
09-20-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 979
Posted By big chainring

Best car I have owned. '81 Mercedes 240D with a 4...

Best car I have owned. '81 Mercedes 240D with a 4 sp maunual trans. Rock solid. 30mpg. You can find high mileage drivers for $2000, stellar low mile examples at $5000. Cast iron engine will do a...
09-19-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By janthenat

Sorry, just realized I didn't really clarify my...

Sorry, just realized I didn't really clarify my current setup leading the reader to assume I'm using a Campagnolo crank. Here's my setup:

Veloce 10sp shifters
Veloce 10sp front derailleur
...
09-16-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 717
Posted By Rolla

I know of no such product. I'd imagine that in...

I know of no such product. I'd imagine that in order to secure them tightly enough to not move around and to release from the pedals predictably, they'd be uncomfortable. I don't know the issue...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19,641
Views: 4,183,172
Posted By look566 rider

New to me Colnago Tecnos!

Saddlle will be updated with Fizik Antares. Group will be swapped for silver Campy Athena 11 speed gruppo.
...
09-09-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,100
Posted By cyccommute

Less a Holy Grail than a Lazy Grail or a “Don’t...

Less a Holy Grail than a Lazy Grail or a “Don’t Understand Gearing” Grail. What possible reason is there for shifting into big-big combination? The big-big gear is a duplicate of some other gear and...
09-04-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,054
Posted By zeeway

My hands love Dutch handlebars

My return to biking was about six years ago on a hybrid with straight handlebars. Very solid bike, but my hands hurt after riding a short distance. Tried various fixes, but none worked very well, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 902
Posted By rower2cyclist

Yes, will try that. Re radiators, what I really...

Yes, will try that. Re radiators, what I really miss is to sit down next to one or better put my back against one on a cold winter day and read a book or just chill. Air heating is so useless.
09-02-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 792
Posted By wolfchild

100% waterproof and 100% breathable at the same...

100% waterproof and 100% breathable at the same time is a fantasy. There is no such thing out there. Gore-Tex and other similar fabrics are only good for low intensity activities. Anything higher...
08-29-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 759
Posted By GlennR

I always do my own work.... I trust no one. ...

I always do my own work.... I trust no one.
https://i.imgur.com/Qjjh7Pa.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/3fqMoZd.jpg

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By oldwinger14

There are a lot of good deals on eBay but also...

There are a lot of good deals on eBay but also lots of knockoffs.

$15 for "Shimano" cleats from eBay that may or may not be genuine versus $20 for genuine Shimano cleats from CC.... I will pay...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By genejockey

Yeah, 'niceholes' drive me nuts. I don't want...

Yeah, 'niceholes' drive me nuts. I don't want them to be NICE. I want them to be PREDICTABLE. That's why, as others have said, I slow down long before the stop so I CLEARLY arrive after them. But...
08-23-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By livedarklions

I buy whichever is cheaper that day. If people...

I buy whichever is cheaper that day. If people are checking out the length of your valve stems, at least try to get them to buy you a drink.
08-21-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,151
Posted By cyccommute

I don’t while I ride. This article does a pretty...

I don’t while I ride. This article does a pretty good explanation of why it’s not really necessary....
08-14-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,724
Posted By pstock

on that item, you are correct. Campy Super...

on that item, you are correct.

Campy Super Record EPS 12 group
UK Vat Incl. $3981
VAT: $663
Wiggle keeps: $3318

US export price: $3330 (Wiggle keeps it all)

Let's check another. I'll take...
08-13-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,543
Posted By livedarklions

I think the real issue is accident/fatality rate...

I think the real issue is accident/fatality rate data anywhere, including the U.S. is going to be useless in this discussion because the number of people running flashing lights in daylight is next...
08-13-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,543
Posted By njkayaker

The problem is that you aren't making sense...

The problem is that you aren't making sense (that's on you).

Whatever the German law is does't mean people aren't better of using flashing lights. It doesn't say anything one way or another.
08-09-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 800
Posted By rmacdona

Front right, rear left. I am right handed and...

Front right, rear left. I am right handed and want the front brake to be operated by my dominant hand. Lots more control that way.
08-04-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 946
Posted By shelbyfv

I wouldn't ride a bike with even a rumor of a...

I wouldn't ride a bike with even a rumor of a crack or a "pristine" carbon frame of unknown provenance. However, for a trainer I'd drill the ends of those cracks, wrap the business in some sort of...
08-04-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,270
Posted By Doug64

http://classicrendezvous.com/France/Thevenet_bike_...

http://classicrendezvous.com/France/Thevenet_bike_test.htm

Bernard Thevenet-- This is actually an older PX10 not the newer model discussed in the link above. You can see the fender stay mount on...
08-04-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,691
Posted By Koyote

Click on a few women's lingerie websites, and...

Click on a few women's lingerie websites, and you'll start getting better popup ads in facebook.
08-02-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,543
Posted By njkayaker

This is about bicycle lights (not airports). ...

This is about bicycle lights (not airports).

https://cyclingtips.com/2017/02/see-seen-every-cyclist-needs-know-daytime-running-lights/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 17,051
Posted By noodle soup

Are you a dentist?:rolleyes:

Are you a dentist?:rolleyes:
07-21-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,049
Posted By 79pmooney

b88, we are getting to see the underbelly of this...

b88, we are getting to see the underbelly of this democracy out in the light. The good thing is that it is out in the light and being seen. What sucks is that it is also being experinced by people...
07-10-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,958
Posted By bonjourpanda

The idea isn't so much that you're protected from...

The idea isn't so much that you're protected from other people's virus, but that you contain your own. I'm happy to do wear a mask as a courtesy to others in the community.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,706
Posted By Germanrazor

Also alternate between seated climbing and...

Also alternate between seated climbing and standing out of the saddle. Works different muscle groups and it really worked for me in the “formative” years of cycling.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By blazin

Calling trekmogul

Calling trekmogul
07-07-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,713
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Friggin' Bezos. Next time, lemme tell you, I...

Friggin' Bezos. Next time, lemme tell you, I will NOT buy my mail-order bride from Amazon. Was not sent from expected country of origin. Was not the size I ordered. Did not match the picture and...
07-04-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,232
Posted By WizardOfBoz

That's how I got back into biking. I had an old...

That's how I got back into biking. I had an old Paramount (drunk hit me when riding, it was a custom frame, Schwinn on strike when I asked them to repair it, they sent me a standard frame which was...
07-04-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By Mulberry20

My total indifference to Shimano components stops...

My total indifference to Shimano components stops at the pedals. Without a doubt Shimano makes the best and most trouble free pedals and cleats. The 105 pedals are ideal but the Ultegra pedals might...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,832
Posted By tomato coupe

There's a training camp in Lake Wobegon that will...

There's a training camp in Lake Wobegon that will fix that for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,832
Posted By Germanrazor

Exactly! That is why I do not think the OP will...

Exactly! That is why I do not think the OP will have anywhere near a 20 mph avg speed on rides even 20 milers once they add some decent climbs. The psychological alone of upcoming climbs to this...
07-02-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,232
Posted By AlmostTrick

Sometimes, there are no witnesses and no...

Sometimes, there are no witnesses and no survivors.
06-30-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,184
Posted By billnuke1

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06-30-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,961
Posted By noimagination

I disagree. IMO, clipless is the most...

I disagree.

IMO, clipless is the most significant improvement in cycling in my lifetime. For me, connecting shoes to pedals significantly reduces fatigue, and clipless is far easier and safer for...
06-29-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,184
Posted By dsbrantjr

Get a good cable cutter. I have never regretted...

Get a good cable cutter. I have never regretted the money I spent on my Felco cutter decades ago; it still works like new.
06-29-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,184
Posted By FastJake

- Nice Allen wrench set - Phillips and flathead...

- Nice Allen wrench set
- Phillips and flathead screwdrivers
- Bike stand
- All other specialty tools as needed. Re-packing hubs? Get cone wrenches. Need to cut a chain? Get a chain tool. I...
06-27-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,958
Posted By Ross520

That is not a scientific study. It's all...

That is not a scientific study. It's all theoretical.

That being said, I always wear my mask to stores, and was among the first to start doing so. However, I wouldn't ever consider using one for...
06-26-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,103
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

I flipped a passing motorist the bird today.

I flipped a passing motorist the bird today.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,546
Posted By SSRI

these older frames are definitely worth a rebuild...

these older frames are definitely worth a rebuild to modern components despite the 1" front end. I was surprise it had enough clearance for 28mm tires.
94' Ultimate - the polish Ti threadless Stem...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,546
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Yes, they're nice. I've been riding the same...

Yes, they're nice.

I've been riding the same Litespeed Natchez frame since 1997. It was 8 cog Campagnolo when I first built it up, although I moved on to 9 with a new right index cam plus freehubs...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,546
Posted By MidTNBrad

I"ve been posting this picture on the other Ti...

I"ve been posting this picture on the other Ti frame discussions, but here it is again. '99 frame updated to 5800 105 a couple of years ago.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,546
Posted By Roadies_Rok

Here's my contribution to this conversation. My...

Here's my contribution to this conversation. My Litespeed Arenberg, circa 2002 with a Campy Daytona 10-speed build that I just bought a month ago and am really enjoying. This isn't my first...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,937
Posted By oleg232000

So I finally got it. I settled on the Litespeed...

So I finally got it. I settled on the Litespeed Classic firstly because it fit the best, it was the most budget friendly, and i believe it was the most unique. I ll post pics soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,546
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Same story here, in a sea of cookie-cutter carbon...

Same story here, in a sea of cookie-cutter carbon fibre bikes, titanium always turns heads.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,546
Posted By HighAltitude

My Litespeed Classic

I have another thread in the MTB section where I agonize over whether to "Love It or List It" with my 1998 Specialized Stumpjumper. After deciding to update and improve it, I've gradually come to the...
06-21-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,220
Posted By theDirtyLemon

Of course it is. That was supposed to be a silly...

Of course it is. That was supposed to be a silly send up of BF pedantry, and it has gone horribly awry. Please ignore it.
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