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Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 27,251
Views: 17,835,636
Posted By zatopek

WOW! WOW! WOW! Serious bike envy.

WOW! WOW! WOW! Serious bike envy.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,794
Posted By zatopek

Other than very minor deductions for excessive...

Other than very minor deductions for excessive stem spacers, your bike absolutely rocks. The fact that your rig was assembled per your predilections, makes you a maestro in my humble estimation....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,741
Posted By zatopek

I think George Hincapie referred to the “No...

I think George Hincapie referred to the “No chain” phenomenon. I interpret that to mean those rides when the cyclist is at peak fitness, the weather is good, the machine is in great tune, the mind is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 27,251
Views: 17,835,636
Posted By zatopek

Great googley, the paint on your Rossin is...

Great googley, the paint on your Rossin is exquisite. The combination of old school, classic steel and much more modern components is very appealing. I’d say that you can’t beat the ride quality of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27,251
Views: 17,835,636
Posted By zatopek

She’s a beaut!

She’s a beaut!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-22, 02:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,794
Posted By zatopek

So far, so good. Frame looks sweet. Which...

So far, so good. Frame looks sweet. Which groupset are you going with?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,183
Posted By zatopek

$850.00 us

$850.00 us
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,848
Posted By zatopek

^ This plus the used frame I purchased was close...

^ This plus the used frame I purchased was close to filthy. However, the item was precisely as advertised and without any non-disclosed damage, cosmetic or structural. From my one purchase from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,489
Posted By zatopek

Don Ho just spun in his grave.

Don Ho just spun in his grave.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 27,251
Views: 17,835,636
Posted By zatopek

I’ve never ridden a Felt but my guess is that the...

I’ve never ridden a Felt but my guess is that the transition from an earlier generation Al frame to a Serotta ought to leave you smiling, especially on long rides. Enjoy!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 27,251
Views: 17,835,636
Posted By zatopek

Clichty, I’m digging your Serotta except for...

Clichty,
I’m digging your Serotta except for the handlebars. Next spring, after you’ve taken it through its proper paces, I hope you will update us on your ride impressions. You mentioned that you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 954,396
Posted By zatopek

Chaadster, I am digging your TLab gravel...

Chaadster,
I am digging your TLab gravel machine. The purple accents work especially well. I particularly like the bottle cages sort of pulling the color theme down into the blackest/grayest region...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27,251
Views: 17,835,636
Posted By zatopek

The radical upward tilt of the bars and levers...

The radical upward tilt of the bars and levers has me nauseous. The saddle tilt may be an artifact of the photo. Please let us know your first ride impressions. Besides my quibbles, it looks to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,406
Posted By zatopek

kmc x10sl

kmc x10sl
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By zatopek

Sand!

Sand!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 278,525
Posted By zatopek

IMHO, unless you properly level the bars and...

IMHO, unless you properly level the bars and levers, this bike will be unable to attain luke warmness, let alone hotness. Still, it’s a CAAD, a perpetually well-received work horse of a steed.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,403
Posted By zatopek

I am with you my brother/sister/other.

I am with you my brother/sister/other.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2,207
Views: 528,674
Posted By zatopek

This is me at my most sarcastic. Great photo! Now...

This is me at my most sarcastic. Great photo! Now we have all the detail of your bike we could possibly desire. Kudos
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2,207
Views: 528,674
Posted By zatopek

Oh my, your BMC is sexy. Well done.

Oh my, your BMC is sexy. Well done.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 278,525
Posted By zatopek

Definitely HOT. I’ve always liked Holdsworth’s...

Definitely HOT. I’ve always liked Holdsworth’s orange and blue paint scheme. Plus, your build looks clean, simple and I love traditional steel with modern improvements like tapered head tube,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,009
Posted By zatopek

In my I-own-far-too-many-nice-bikes rotation, one...

In my I-own-far-too-many-nice-bikes rotation, one of my favorite rides is a 2011 Giant TCR SLR. It, like the CAAD in which you have interest, is aluminum. A well cared for bike can last many, many...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27,251
Views: 17,835,636
Posted By zatopek

Your Storck looks to be a rocket ship. Sweet! I...

Your Storck looks to be a rocket ship. Sweet! I ride a Scenero. It is among my all-time favorite bikes. I just wish Marcus would abandon those annoying rear-facing horizontal rear dropouts.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,047
Posted By zatopek

I have been impressed with a pair of Super Team...

I have been impressed with a pair of Super Team 50 mm carbon fiber wheels I bought 3 years ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,883
Posted By zatopek

A single click on each pedal stroke turned out to...

A single click on each pedal stroke turned out to be the cleat on my right shoe, the one I unclip at stops. The front lip of that cleat had worn down much more than the left cleat such that there was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,254
Posted By zatopek

Like others, in warm weather, being shaved of...

Like others, in warm weather, being shaved of cranium, I wear a light, wicking cap under my helmet. Without it, copious volumes of sweat drips into my eyes. In cold weather, I wear a sort of skull...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,349
Posted By zatopek

Don’t know what your seat post diameter is, but...

Don’t know what your seat post diameter is, but if it’s 27.2 mm, I highly recommend the Ergon CF3 VCLS seatpost. They are quite expensive but provide a significant degree of dampening of both road...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 278,525
Posted By zatopek

That Guerciotti is surely some serious vintage...

That Guerciotti is surely some serious vintage sweetness!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,513
Posted By zatopek

Too easy, this. The answer is, do both. Upgrade...

Too easy, this. The answer is, do both. Upgrade the old ride to modern whatever you want. And, buy the new bike of your dreams, within your budget. People, we just can’t have too many sweet rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,994
Posted By zatopek

I run all my 8 SRAM equipped bikes with KMC 10...

I run all my 8 SRAM equipped bikes with KMC 10 and 11 speed chains and have no noise problems.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27,251
Views: 17,835,636
Posted By zatopek

sweet!

sweet!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 266,648
Posted By zatopek

Is it just my imagination or is the frequency of...

Is it just my imagination or is the frequency of crappy drivers increasing? Recently, seems like more folks drive below the posted limit in the fast/passing lane and stay camped out there. I admit to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 278,525
Posted By zatopek

MakiNn, Spooky bikes rock. Yours is...

MakiNn,
Spooky bikes rock. Yours is ridiculously hot. Sounds like you have picked the parts to create a true custom build. Kudos.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,883
Posted By zatopek

Excuse me for a moment as I clean and compose...

Excuse me for a moment as I clean and compose myself. I’ll be saving my spare change for that sweetness.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27,251
Views: 17,835,636
Posted By zatopek

Yep, your Merlin is perfect! Sweetness!

Yep, your Merlin is perfect! Sweetness!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,984
Posted By zatopek

Not an owner and never ridden one but, last fall,...

Not an owner and never ridden one but, last fall, this region’s brand rep showed up at a couple of group rides with a No. 22. Months later, I am still drooling. It was the most beautiful and tasteful...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,708
Posted By zatopek

I've had a few bikes with both mechanical DA and...

I've had a few bikes with both mechanical DA and SRAM Red eTap (11 speed). Both are great. I prefer SRAM eTap for a couple of reasons. The whole right shifter goes to the right/outboard/down the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 360,230
Posted By zatopek

I listened to that story as well, found it...

I listened to that story as well, found it fascinating. This may be a bit of an oversimplification but, when it comes to engineering, genetic or otherwise, it seems that we rarely seem to explore...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2,116
Views: 524,133
Posted By zatopek

Sweetness! IMHO, that hideous seat post must go....

Sweetness! IMHO, that hideous seat post must go. Other than that, I am drooling.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,967
Posted By zatopek

I have had good luck finding SRAM 11 speed tap...

I have had good luck finding SRAM 11 speed tap components from texascyclesport. Having said that, good luck. I believe such parts are on the endangered species list and the pandemic has certainly not...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 27,251
Views: 17,835,636
Posted By zatopek

That’s a very sweet looking Trek and I am not...

That’s a very sweet looking Trek and I am not typically attracted to Treks. Very nicely done.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 360,230
Posted By zatopek

Daisy, aka Big Pig, is 31” at the shoulder, 118...

Daisy, aka Big Pig, is 31” at the shoulder, 118 pounds when last at the vet. She is at the upper end of the size range for female Kangals. I have a big (1/3 acre) fenced yard. Still, Daisy gets 3 to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 360,230
Posted By zatopek

I think I recall it.

I think I recall it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 360,230
Posted By zatopek

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/63d41e59_5223_4e57_85d5_2d2e5ddc29bb_ad1fff0f57c924b0d5a972a8d6ecda0127a97111.jpeg
My four best friends, affectionately referred to as...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 360,230
Posted By zatopek

You do, of course, know that our porcine brothers...

You do, of course, know that our porcine brothers and sisters do not sweat?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 360,230
Posted By zatopek

Before COVID, I used to occasionally enjoy riding...

Before COVID, I used to occasionally enjoy riding south to DC from Damascus, cruising 25 miles on Beach Drive and heading back home for a pretty flat 75 miles. Beach Drive is closed to motor vehicles...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 278,525
Posted By zatopek

This, IMHO, is the quintessentially perfect,...

This, IMHO, is the quintessentially perfect, classic, retro race bike. Spectacularly hot!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 278,525
Posted By zatopek

I have way too many nice road bikes. While each...

I have way too many nice road bikes. While each has its own unique ride quality and handling characteristics, none outperforms my Storck. I bought the frame new for $800.00 and built it up. Other...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,925
Posted By zatopek

Harkens back to my early cycling days in the mid...

Harkens back to my early cycling days in the mid 70s. Wool shorts with real leather chamois that I had to grease regularly to retain suppleness. Those shorts got so damn baggy after only a couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 278,525
Posted By zatopek

Seypat, It’s a Storck. Of course it’s hot!...

Seypat,
It’s a Storck. Of course it’s hot! Here’s mine.




...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 385,176
Posted By zatopek

merry christmas

merry christmas
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