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09-14-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,699
Posted By venturi95

I now have two people on my ignore list.

I now have two people on my ignore list.
09-12-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,525
Posted By venturi95

I hope so too. When you go fast, I mean really...

I hope so too.
When you go fast, I mean really fast, narrower is faster than wider. Now let me zip up my flame proof suit.
09-12-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4,519
Views: 347,770
Posted By venturi95

I rode to Fir Road.

I rode to Fir Road.
09-12-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 841,481
Posted By venturi95

I picked up the 2005 Lightspeed from Craigslist...

I picked up the 2005 Lightspeed from Craigslist for a very nice price. I was not really sure if I would like it, I bought it just for the "like new" Dura Ace 7800 triple components. I am now quite...
Forum: Touring
08-13-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,129
Posted By venturi95

Best advice I (or anyone else) can give is: Do an...

Best advice I (or anyone else) can give is: Do an over-night test run before going anywhere. You will have to figure everything out on your own.
I would put my sleeping bag on the top of the rear...
08-11-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,435
Posted By venturi95

I've had a quite a few bikes over the years of...

I've had a quite a few bikes over the years of various rim, mechanical, and hydraulic disc brakes. I have over 20 years' experience as a mechanic (I know that doesn't mean I was competent). I had a...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,140
Posted By venturi95

I'm honestly happy to hear about the good...

I'm honestly happy to hear about the good conditions. I will spare you the scary stories that spring to mind, not just with drivers. My experience dates from 1988 to 2010, maybe the toxic culture has...
06-25-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By venturi95

Thanks for this, I had a XT Shadow rear...

Thanks for this, I had a XT Shadow rear derailleur a drop bar bike (Fargo) with a double up front and it worked great, thus my choice of rear mech. Newer is always better, just check out the road...
06-25-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By venturi95

Chainrings are 24 38 48. I know I'm over capacity...

Chainrings are 24 38 48. I know I'm over capacity up front, which I have never paid attention to in the past. Now it is an issue with the over maxed out drivetrain. I have a different 12-34 cassette,...
06-24-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By venturi95

Shimano Shadow RD-592 SGS rear derail on 36

I am trying to run a triple up front with a 36 large cog in the back. Using a Deore Shadow 592 SGS rear derailleur. I assume you just use the usual technique to determine chain length (big/big plus a...
06-12-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,866
Posted By venturi95

We don't talk so much about rotating mass...

We don't talk so much about rotating mass anymore. If you just want speed, look at what the pros are riding on good pavement. From what very little I see of pro races the pavement looks pretty nice...
06-12-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By venturi95

Oregon Highway 26 from Government Camp to Madras

How bad is it? I'm thinking I would be doing this early in the day.
06-05-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,320
Posted By venturi95

I think it would be un-wise to learn how to draft...

I think it would be un-wise to learn how to draft in a group of strangers on a Fondo.
OP, if you do want a draft:
Don't overlap your front wheel with the rider's rear wheel in front of you.
Don't...
05-28-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By venturi95

I lived in San Francisco from1988 until 1995, and...

I lived in San Francisco from1988 until 1995, and this is a huge win for everyone who enters the park. JFK Drive was over-used and greatly abused by frustrated and downright hostile automobile...
05-24-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,042
Posted By venturi95

So you must be a district champion?

So you must be a district champion?
05-24-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,042
Posted By venturi95

You ride with poseurs. Legs do the talking, not...

You ride with poseurs. Legs do the talking, not the bike.
Forum: Touring
05-18-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,977
Posted By venturi95

Michigan is Nice!

This picture reminds me that the whole state was pretty much clear cut to help build everything from the Mississippi to the Atlantic back in the 1800s. I have read you could stand on a stump in...
05-18-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By venturi95

With different brakes using different pads: Pad...

With different brakes using different pads: Pad material is different, so friction will be different. Hydraulic leverage is different, so yeah, they will be different. I'm guessing the bigger pad...
05-15-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,788
Posted By venturi95

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Expert Here

I think there is some small variation from one batch to another. But what really matters is the distributor's volume. If the product sits for months, as is what happens with big chain stores, the...
05-14-22, 03:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By venturi95

The hard plastic spacer in the headset stack...

The hard plastic spacer in the headset stack needs to be tossed out. It was intended as a "packing block" to allow the headset to be assembled without the front reflector bracket installed. The forks...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,140
Posted By venturi95

I have ridden Highway 1 all through northern...

I have ridden Highway 1 all through northern California extensively, and south of SF Bay a bit also. East of Portland even less, and the city, too. I find the coast highway vastly over-rated. Except...
05-11-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By venturi95

10 speed Dynasys chain on Shimano/SRAM road cassette

I know the Dynasys MTB chain is directional, does it shift as good as a regular road chain on road cassettes and cranks? 3 x 10 dirvetrain going into a new build. I prefer Shimano chains and...
05-09-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,030
Posted By venturi95

I'm thinking as them bicyclers ride by one of...

I'm thinking as them bicyclers ride by one of them lays on his AirZound, and yells: Ya'll drive like crap, get off the road! And then they pass the tractor really close. The tractor driver deserves...
05-06-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,030
Posted By venturi95

The enlightened rider causes no mindless...

The enlightened rider causes no mindless animosity.
Forum: Touring
04-28-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,993
Posted By venturi95

At some point the dogs will pull you off balance...

At some point the dogs will pull you off balance and you will go down. At some point you will encounter off the leash dogs that will attack your dogs. I can't imagine you or anyone else doing what...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,865
Posted By venturi95

Gentlemen: Just keep in mind, to 99% of the...

Gentlemen: Just keep in mind, to 99% of the general population and 100% of rad MTBers, (JK!) you are an effeminate, effete, and entirely weird grown man on a bicycle. I don't think women get derided...
04-28-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,847
Posted By venturi95

We used to call them "Wood Pile Bikes" because...

We used to call them "Wood Pile Bikes" because they were almost always left outside leaning up against a pile of firewood through the years. I straight up tell people that you can buy functional...
03-28-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,371
Posted By venturi95

I'm an older guy who spent many years in the...

I'm an older guy who spent many years in the 1970s, 1980s, and beyond working in bicycle retail in numerous places. There was always free labor going out the door to homeless or mentally deficient...
03-25-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 947
Posted By venturi95

Location and Security

So what is the danger here? I have my small-sh city's name in my info each and every post. Please do elaborate.
EDIT I see there is only the State given now.
02-24-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,446
Posted By venturi95

The first XTR and late 1980s XT groups were...

The first XTR and late 1980s XT groups were hardly crap. Back then, bikes that didn't pedal efficiently and had to be driven to the dirt would have (and did) got you laughed at.
02-17-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,363
Posted By venturi95

Forgot to mention, earlier last month I was...

Forgot to mention, earlier last month I was inquiring about any RLT. June is the best estimate I got from a local shop, could be longer. Anyone have solid info on delivery dates?
02-17-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,363
Posted By venturi95

Eddy Merckx Srasbourg 71? I think it looks like a...

Eddy Merckx Srasbourg 71? I think it looks like a 2019 model year Frame set on close out from Competitive Cyclist for $1750. Clearance for 40mm tires. Anybody know about this? I am always suspicious...
02-16-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By venturi95

It looks like they may have recently removed this...

It looks like they may have recently removed this from the Schwalbe USA website. I didn't look everywhere. Here it is from Bike Tires Direct...
02-15-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,056
Posted By venturi95

I had good luck with BB-7s and the Tektro...

I had good luck with BB-7s and the Tektro equivalent, I highly recommend compression-less housing. But eventually you will want hydraulic, unless it interferes with air/train/ground travel.
02-15-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By venturi95

Anyone on Schwalbe G One 700 x 50?

I will admit to being smitten by the looks and stats of this tire. A big Bruce Gordon rock-n-road is the closest thing I have ridden similar to this, and I liked it a lot. What are your experiences...
01-24-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,305
Posted By venturi95

FIRST- I won't say if carbon is worth the extra...

FIRST- I won't say if carbon is worth the extra cost, but more importantly: If you haven't spent three hours or so on a road bike you may hate the radically different and aggressive position. I'm...
01-16-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 932
Posted By venturi95

Well, if you insist on seeing a boring old bikes...

Well, if you insist on seeing a boring old bikes here ya go. The bark blue Hybrid sort of needs new cables, and I will do the opposite routing when I get around to it. It has a new fork and I want to...
01-16-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,038
Posted By venturi95

I must add that my first 36 years of life were...

I must add that my first 36 years of life were spent in Michigan and San Francisco. I had pretty much good vibes or indifference from motos until I moved to Paradise, California, in Butte County....
01-16-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 932
Posted By venturi95

Thanks, that's worth investigating.

Thanks, that's worth investigating.
01-16-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 932
Posted By venturi95

Keeping Shift Cables Off the Headtube and Fork Crown

Got any simple and elegant solutions? I'm more interested in road applications. I already know about stick-on tape, I would rather eliminate the rub altogether.
01-16-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,038
Posted By venturi95

I've been a motorcyclist

My second bike shop job was a Schwinn and Honda motorcycles franchise in one building. I already had a 1978 Yamaha SR 500 with a Supertrap. Motorcyclists are such a huge population, they're pretty...
01-05-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,418
Posted By venturi95

My thoughts: you are over capacity and bending...

My thoughts: you are over capacity and bending something with a seeming harmless cassette/chainring choice. I would recommend using a narrower ratio set up as an experiment and see if that takes care...
12-31-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 21,527
Posted By venturi95

I think the question the OP should have posted...

I think the question the OP should have posted should be:Who makes the lightest steel frame bikes that are enjoyable to ride?Some very talented frame builders took a while to figure out what was the...
12-31-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 21,527
Posted By venturi95

You will never ride it like a steroid pumped...

You will never ride it like a steroid pumped freak, please leave it original.
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By venturi95

Good for you, it's the American way! It was the...

Good for you, it's the American way! It was the beginning of the end for Peugeot. One of the saddest chapters of my early wrenching career was watching this brand death spiral with cheap Asian...
Replies: 71
Views: 7,225
Posted By venturi95

Keep in mind the more upright you sit, the more...

Keep in mind the more upright you sit, the more weight you take off you hands, and that weight goes to your bathing suit area. My last Brooks Pro was as hard and slippery as polished steel when new,...
11-11-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,906
Posted By venturi95

You are correct again! You weren't there, so it's...

You are correct again! You weren't there, so it's total speculation on your part. Rider's speed was checked and he avoided an accident.
The oncoming left turning vehicle is one of the reasons I quit...
11-11-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,992
Posted By venturi95

Dude, do you even ride? To quote a bumper...

Dude, do you even ride?
To quote a bumper sticker: "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention."
He has admitted to causing this unfortunate incident (notice how I didn't use the "a" word...
11-06-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,652
Posted By venturi95

My thoughts? Make sure Captain and stoker have...

My thoughts? Make sure Captain and stoker have good health insurance.
11-05-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,113
Posted By venturi95

Learning how to drive in roundabouts and caring...

Learning how to drive in roundabouts and caring about professional soccer are two things Americans will never master.
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