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07-16-19, 07:50 AM
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Posted By athrowawaynic

Beautiful. Which is your favorite?

Beautiful. Which is your favorite?
Forum: Northeast
03-25-19, 10:35 AM
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Posted By athrowawaynic

I believe that--can hardly wait for the truly...

I believe that--can hardly wait for the truly warm weather.
Forum: Northeast
03-24-19, 01:34 PM
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Posted By athrowawaynic

Today's warmth really showcased the lack of...

Today's warmth really showcased the lack of fitness of this fair weather rider.
03-19-19, 08:24 AM
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Posted By athrowawaynic

I'll give this one some love. But you...

I'll give this one some love.

But you probably should close the brake release on your right lever...
11-07-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,769
Posted By athrowawaynic

The finest scientific minds of our age gather on...

The finest scientific minds of our age gather on the internet to solve the problems of bicycle maintenance.

/s
11-06-18, 08:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,769
Posted By athrowawaynic

Apparently, controversial, as judged by you and...

Apparently, controversial, as judged by you and "Thomas Urgento" (in the comments) here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBKOW43p7ME

I don't have a dog in the fight, but similar idea as doing an...
11-06-18, 01:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,769
Posted By athrowawaynic

One of the YouTube guys recommends dunking the...

One of the YouTube guys recommends dunking the chain in cold water immediately after pulling it out of the crockpot. He reasons the chain is still too hot coming out of the crock pot to really hold...
11-06-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,769
Posted By athrowawaynic

I just went throught the rigamarole, but haven't...

I just went throught the rigamarole, but haven't ridden the waxed chain for any appreciable time (so no verdict on whether it was worth it).

I found and followed the Molten Speedwax instructions...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,920
Posted By athrowawaynic

I bought into the hype and got an Elemnt Bolt....

I bought into the hype and got an Elemnt Bolt. But if I had to do over again, I'd just get a relatively cheap Cateye or Lezyne to show speed/distance/cadence + spare battery pack for the phone. Ride...
11-05-18, 09:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,651
Posted By athrowawaynic

2nd on Zipp Service Course. I think it's a...

2nd on Zipp Service Course. I think it's a terrific tape, and about 1/2 the cost of Lizard Skins.
11-05-18, 09:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,448
Posted By athrowawaynic

I'd be curious to know how the rolling resistance...

I'd be curious to know how the rolling resistance figures stack up when comparing actual widths across brands.
09-25-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,414
Posted By athrowawaynic

Well, I once placed 3rd in my age group (4 of us...

Well, I once placed 3rd in my age group (4 of us total) in a duathlon and won a nifty mug that said "Award Winner" on it. (But I probably could have bought a couple dozen of them instead of paying...
07-25-18, 12:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,052
Posted By athrowawaynic

You do what you want. But I mind my own business....

You do what you want. But I mind my own business.

EDIT: I would say it's kind of unfair though. For your neighboer's purposes, there's not really any reason a BSO doesn't fit the bill. The issue...
07-20-18, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
Posted By athrowawaynic

Start at KOPS because it's a reasonable...

Start at KOPS because it's a reasonable approximation. Then adjust AWAY from it until the desired fore-aft balance is achieved.
07-20-18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,698
Posted By athrowawaynic

My first guess would be the saddle is too far...

My first guess would be the saddle is too far forward and/or not level. Setting it back a couple millimeters should help shift your weight more rearward to take pressure off your hands.
06-22-18, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7,351
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Posted By athrowawaynic

Ha. I can never make up my mind. But since I was...

Ha. I can never make up my mind. But since I was changing out the shifters, I figured I'd give it a try. I had some of the red sitting around on a pair of trekking bars. I think it amps up the...
06-21-18, 02:13 PM
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Posted By athrowawaynic

Redid the Atala. Now with Campy Mirage (except...

Redid the Atala. Now with Campy Mirage (except kept the crankset and front mech because of literal attachment--clamp vs. braze), Aks(ium) wheelset, red bar tape (inspired in part by Andy_K).
...
06-20-18, 02:45 PM
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Posted By athrowawaynic

Hooweee... All of those are so very nice...

Hooweee... All of those are so very nice...
06-14-18, 03:29 PM
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Views: 561
Posted By athrowawaynic

I gotta see this. Post a pic.

I gotta see this.

Post a pic.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,180
Posted By athrowawaynic

I went the opposite direction. Started with...

I went the opposite direction.

Started with some Vittoria Randonneur 2 that I got off Wiggle for $20/pair and got destroyed on a group ride.

Months later, got some GP4K2 (and then some Corsa...
06-07-18, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By athrowawaynic

Cool. My Veloce 10sp (Power-Shift)...

Cool.

My Veloce 10sp (Power-Shift) left/front shifter is working with the Mirage front derailleur (not sure which year, but has the lettering pantographed).

Now to see if I the Mirage shifter...
06-07-18, 08:21 AM
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Posted By athrowawaynic

Yup. I have it working. Veloce (Powershift 10sp)...

Yup. I have it working. Veloce (Powershift 10sp) left/front shifter works with Mirage 9sp front mech (not sure which generation, but it has the lettering pantographed vs. printed).
06-01-18, 06:10 AM
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Posted By athrowawaynic

Thanks. Where the brazeon vs. clamp matters...

Thanks.

Where the brazeon vs. clamp matters is that I was originally going to move the Veloce group from Atala to Bianchi and the Mirage group from Bianchi to Atala.

But I can't port the front...
05-31-18, 07:13 AM
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Posted By athrowawaynic

My concern is that the leverage is either too...

My concern is that the leverage is either too great or not great enough, and that might result either in 1. incorrect tension to be able to shift, or 2. a broken something other other.

As others...
05-31-18, 05:19 AM
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Posted By athrowawaynic

Thanks, I saw the article. But that has to do...

Thanks, I saw the article. But that has to do with the rear mech, correct? I'm only concerned with the front mech.



Thanks. Mine are 9sp, but as I just said, I'm just wondering about cable pull...
05-30-18, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By athrowawaynic

Great idea. But I already stripped down the...

Great idea.

But I already stripped down the one frame, so I guess I'll just try and see.



I only care about the front derailleurs. One is braze-on. The other is band. (If they're...
05-30-18, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By athrowawaynic

Hmm. I guess I should check it out. I think I'm...

Hmm. I guess I should check it out. I think I'm just cynical and expect them to push consumers to buy new stuff.
05-30-18, 08:29 AM
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Posted By athrowawaynic

I had a question that didn't get much traction...

I had a question that didn't get much traction elsewhere, presumably because no one cares about old ergos/stis but the folks in this thread...

I have a Campagnolo Mirage FD and shifter (2x9), I...
05-29-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By athrowawaynic

Campagnolo 9sp Mirage, 10sp Veloce

Hi folks,

Have two bikes, one with 9sp Mirage and another with 10sp Veloce.

I guess I could just try it and report back, but does anyone know if the shifters and front mechs are...
05-25-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,339
Posted By athrowawaynic

Because I spent $250 on it, when I could have...

Because I spent $250 on it, when I could have spent half that?

Or less?

Or nothing at all, since I can run Strava from my phone/watch (and if I want to see real time speed without burning...
05-25-18, 07:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,499
Posted By athrowawaynic

The floor. This is a great way to strain your...

The floor. This is a great way to strain your back, if you ever need to debilitate yourself.

And lifting with my arms. This is a great way to get tendonitis, if you ever need to debiliate yourself...
05-25-18, 07:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,339
Posted By athrowawaynic

Certainly all of that is now obvious in...

Certainly all of that is now obvious in hindsight.

Maybe just a bit rueful because I imagined it to be more freeing than it actually is.

Of course, even that is moot. I don't have the time I...
05-25-18, 06:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,339
Posted By athrowawaynic

So much snake oil in bicycling.

So much snake oil in bicycling.
05-25-18, 06:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,339
Posted By athrowawaynic

I think I'm about to return my Bolt. I...

I think I'm about to return my Bolt.

I didn't realize this about cycling GPS, but they're not really meant for navigation. They're just positional trackers.

I thought they were like nav systems...
05-24-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,707
Posted By athrowawaynic

Wattage bazoooka!

Wattage bazoooka!
05-24-18, 07:29 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,755
Posted By athrowawaynic

And this essential question remains unanswered by...

And this essential question remains unanswered by OP.

That means this is most definitely troll.

And for that reason, I think OP should just sell his bike when it gets too dirty and buy a new...
05-22-18, 07:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,626
Posted By athrowawaynic

I'm not much of a mtb or trekking bike shopper,...

I'm not much of a mtb or trekking bike shopper, but I'm guessing they typically don't come stock with hydro rim brakes, and that's probably why!
05-21-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,095
Posted By athrowawaynic

It was ok for buying the Elemnt Bolt. Saved $5...

It was ok for buying the Elemnt Bolt. Saved $5 (when you net the dividend from membership cost), since that wasn't/isn't really cheaper anywhere else.

Obviously, spreading out the membership cost...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,507
Posted By athrowawaynic

Personally, I think that would look terrible....

Personally, I think that would look terrible. EDIT: Not to mention, that's probably not enough spokes.
05-18-18, 07:56 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,499
Posted By athrowawaynic

Pretty much this. Monday night, I was tuning up...

Pretty much this. Monday night, I was tuning up my wife's bike for her tri this weekend. By end of tune up, my back and arms were killing me.

I've known about the repair stand they sell seasonally...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-18, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,235
Posted By athrowawaynic

What bike do you have now?

What bike do you have now?
05-17-18, 08:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,626
Posted By athrowawaynic

I guess if you loved your frame (but the frame...

I guess if you loved your frame (but the frame couldn't take discs) and you have smaller hands (such as my spouse) or wimpier forearms (such as me), you might like 1-2 finger braking from the hoods.
05-17-18, 07:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,687
Posted By athrowawaynic

Cycling cap. My hair is buzzed (rather than fight...

Cycling cap. My hair is buzzed (rather than fight the balding, I thought, "Oh, two can play that game, aging follicles!")

For me, it was just about the sweat stinging my eyes, but I'm sure it...
05-15-18, 07:53 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,376
Posted By athrowawaynic

Are you kdding? BF loves talking (arguing) about...

Are you kdding? BF loves talking (arguing) about this. (See where you wrote you were going for it, and then the thread continued for 2 1/2 more pages?)

For those who ride fixies, definitely need...
05-15-18, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 846
Posted By athrowawaynic

I agree with thinktubes. Vintage frame = vintage...

I agree with thinktubes. Vintage frame = vintage bike. Eroica may beg to differ. But the way I see it, a bicycle is just a minimalist bunch of consumables hung on a frame. So, as consumables are...
05-11-18, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By athrowawaynic

I would assume they really do mean the black...

I would assume they really do mean the black ones. And in that case, for fashion's sake, I think GP4000sii twin packs are on sale for $70--but that kinda depends if you have a preference for the one...
05-11-18, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7,351
Views: 1,942,510
Posted By athrowawaynic

I'm going to guess it's a normal threadless...

I'm going to guess it's a normal threadless converter that's been machined to desired length. I just would never have thought to do that.
05-11-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By athrowawaynic

There are black ones too, but you usually see the...

There are black ones too, but you usually see the tan ones.
05-11-18, 08:11 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,168
Posted By athrowawaynic

Good to hear, but still... Is the ride...

Good to hear, but still...

Is the ride quality worth it?
05-10-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7,351
Views: 1,942,510
Posted By athrowawaynic

What?! I NEED THIS.

What?! I NEED THIS.
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