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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
02-22-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 27,251
Views: 17,835,677
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: 17,835,677
Posted By zatopek

She’s a beaut!

She’s a beaut!
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
10-18-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 954,399
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
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
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
07-25-21, 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
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
05-08-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27,251
Views: 17,835,677
Posted By zatopek

sweet!

sweet!
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
02-01-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 360,239
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: 524,135
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
01-10-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 360,239
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, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 360,239
Posted By zatopek

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My four best friends, affectionately referred to as...
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, 08:05 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: 385,177
Posted By zatopek

merry christmas

merry christmas
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2,207
Views: 528,674
Posted By zatopek

BHG6 - That is one sweet ride! Well done.

BHG6 - That is one sweet ride! Well done.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 278,525
Posted By zatopek

Pretty much spectacular. But, I feel like picking...

Pretty much spectacular. But, I feel like picking a few nits. I am not a fan of the stem spacers on these newfangled hidden cable setups. If you’re gonna ride one of these things, you gotta slam that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,498
Posted By zatopek

I will not have it in my possession by Christmas,...

I will not have it in my possession by Christmas, but I purchased a custom BAUM Corretto with all the bells and whistles, including SRAM Red AXS, Enve 5.6 wheels and Cane Creek ee brakes. I consider...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2,207
Views: 528,674
Posted By zatopek

aplcr0331, Your evo is perfect.

aplcr0331,
Your evo is perfect.
10-17-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,093
Posted By zatopek

After 60 years on Earth, I can barely dress...

After 60 years on Earth, I can barely dress myself. Doing two things at once, inconceivable (pronounced with a lisp like that dude on Princess Bride). When I ride, I don’t run. When I run, I don’t...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 385,177
Posted By zatopek

On two occasions, peering out the bay window,...

On two occasions, peering out the bay window, through the Rhododendron at song birds feeding at the feeder hanging from a corkscrew elm, I have seen flashes followed by explosions of feathers as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,452
Posted By zatopek

I don't know much about current Shimano chains...

I don't know much about current Shimano chains but the older models were not compatible with a missing link. If Shimano chains don't come with a removable link, I would prefer a chain with this...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,549
Posted By zatopek

Slight variation on a few others'...

Slight variation on a few others' recommendations. Toss helmet in bucket. Put a brick or stone on it to hold it down. Them suckers are buoyant. Fill bucket with hot water above the top of the helmet....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 193,010
Posted By zatopek

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Three of my four amigos who have trapped me in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 193,010
Posted By zatopek

Not enough that we eradicate non-human species...

Not enough that we eradicate non-human species through habitat destruction caused by human overpopulation and enslave innocent, sentient beings in prisons called “zoos”. When they infrequently...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27,251
Views: 17,835,677
Posted By zatopek

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My latest project. 2015 Giant TCR SLR, paint...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,386
Posted By zatopek

I used to ride a Sciatica Superleggera back in...

I used to ride a Sciatica Superleggera back in the day. Finest Italian steel ride I have encountered. (Please do not be offended at my feeble attempt at humor. In no way do I minimize your condition.)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,710
Posted By zatopek

Don’t know that I can answer the OP’s question....

Don’t know that I can answer the OP’s question. That will not stop me from typing more of my usual mindless drivel. I have too many bikes. Many of you would say, “Not possible.” I have most...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 981
Posted By zatopek

If you are here to find validation and...

If you are here to find validation and encouragement to purchase that Oltre, I’ll bite. Buy it. Ride it. Give us a ride report and post pics.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,495
Posted By zatopek

10 speed. Kicking it old school!

10 speed. Kicking it old school!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,495
Posted By zatopek

Gasp! I have one bike with SRAM Red shifters,...

Gasp! I have one bike with SRAM Red shifters, SRAM Force fd, Ultegra rd, 105 crank and FSA SLK rim brakes. Works great, even if my Campy purist buddies shun me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,081
Posted By zatopek

Ditto that. On my 2 bikes that require 1 1/4”...

Ditto that. On my 2 bikes that require 1 1/4” stems, I really like the Giant oversized stems for the price.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,871
Posted By zatopek

Looks quite good to me. If you regularly climb...

Looks quite good to me. If you regularly climb steep stuff or ride in the mountains, you might want an inner chain ring smaller than the 42 tooth ring now in place. Looks like a sweet ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 999
Posted By zatopek

Another buffoon here. I too have made the bar end...

Another buffoon here. I too have made the bar end plug mistake. What is worse, I have made the same mistake more than once, each time convinced that my new, improved technique will prevail. Fail,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 27,251
Views: 17,835,677
Posted By zatopek

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My HIA Founder.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 03:12 AM
Replies: 27,251
Views: 17,835,677
Posted By zatopek

mattcalifornia, I love seeing older frames...

mattcalifornia,
I love seeing older frames recycled/refurbished with modern components, risen again like the phoenix. Your Merckx is sweet!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,046
Posted By zatopek

Blow the bank account. Buy a Baum Correta.

Blow the bank account. Buy a Baum Correta.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,484
Posted By zatopek

dhb - best bang for the buck!

dhb - best bang for the buck!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 27,251
Views: 17,835,677
Posted By zatopek

To me, this one of those bikes that looks like...

To me, this one of those bikes that looks like it’s going fast even while sitting still, posing for a picture. Sweet! Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27,251
Views: 17,835,677
Posted By zatopek

melikebikey35, Wow, just wow! Sweet!

melikebikey35,
Wow, just wow! Sweet!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 27,251
Views: 17,835,677
Posted By zatopek

Eddy G, Both your Waterford and Specialized are...

Eddy G,
Both your Waterford and Specialized are perfect!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 17,039
Posted By zatopek

I am having a hard time with this. Am I to...

I am having a hard time with this. Am I to understand that PCAD has died? I never met him. In the few years I have followed BF, I almost felt like I knew him. His thorniness, arrogance, elitist...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,032
Posted By zatopek

Yowee, having your new Domane wrecked like that!...

Yowee, having your new Domane wrecked like that! I once had a similar incident in which the metal wire/rod of one of those landscape flags, that was lying flat on the road, popped up when my front...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10,391
Views: 3,162,182
Posted By zatopek

IMHO, your bike is perfect!

IMHO, your bike is perfect!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By zatopek

For yourself, you might want to explore an...

For yourself, you might want to explore an aluminum or steel frame that can accommodate luggage/cargo racks and fenders if you intend it as transportation. The bikes you have listed, unless I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,885
Posted By zatopek

My personal preference is building a bike myself....

My personal preference is building a bike myself. I have done so to the tune of slightly over 20 road bikes over the years. Consensus seems to be that it is more economical to buy a complete new bike...
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