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03-06-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,173
Posted By Maxacceleration

Same thing here. The wife wanted one and we both...

Same thing here. The wife wanted one and we both got one! lol We pedal along pretty well. If I stay on eco (lowest power), she can do the mid power and keep up smartly. Great bikes (Haibikes). They...
02-23-18, 10:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,853
Posted By Maxacceleration

I too have various injuries in my recent 10 years...

I too have various injuries in my recent 10 years past Dave. I chose not to go that route as cycling is therapeutic for many/most injuries. Cycling heals...

You have to pedal the bike to go! There...
02-22-18, 10:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,853
Posted By Maxacceleration

I love my pedal assist Yamaha 400 watt motor/400...

I love my pedal assist Yamaha 400 watt motor/400 watt battery Haibike. I have rode many mtn & road bikes.
There is no throttle on a pedal assist bike. You dont pedal, it dont go. Stops assisting at...
02-09-17, 07:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,380
Posted By Maxacceleration

Ha, my kid got sized and low & behold his size is...

Ha, my kid got sized and low & behold his size is 50cm with this Old Turnpike bike. He has it ordered.
Thank you Dave, for you help with sizing. :thumb:
02-09-17, 06:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,380
Posted By Maxacceleration

This bike is actually for my kid, same size as...

This bike is actually for my kid, same size as me. He is at Performance right now getting sized up.
My kid is getting a commuter and is pretty gassed!
02-09-17, 05:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,380
Posted By Maxacceleration

Thanks Dave, and drats... They are out of the...

Thanks Dave, and drats... They are out of the 52cm, or at least showing that way online (50 or 54cm available). I missed the specs tab, thanks for that.
How much standover clearance should there be...
02-08-17, 09:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,380
Posted By Maxacceleration

I am looking at this bike also. They are not in...

I am looking at this bike also. They are not in stock but can be ordered in.
I'm 5'10" with a 31" inseam. I generally ride a 56cm frame when is a level top tube. All these sloping top tube bikes...
12-26-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,882
Posted By Maxacceleration

My kid raced bmx a few years ago, so I built up a...

My kid raced bmx a few years ago, so I built up a 24" cruiser class bmx bike for myself. Put the seat pretty high so I could actually sit (not a racing setup).
It was a fun bike to ride around on,...
12-26-16, 08:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,281
Posted By Maxacceleration

Talcum powder your tube. It will move easier when...

Talcum powder your tube. It will move easier when adjusting, should you need to...
Specialized has pre talc'd tubes. That is a nice feature, but probably not the cheapest tubes.
If you ever have a...
12-23-16, 08:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,433
Posted By Maxacceleration

New steel frames are good too! And with shifting...

New steel frames are good too! And with shifting on the bars. :thumb:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/Maxxamillion/IMG_2759_zpsub6uwdqq.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-16, 08:32 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,596,272
Posted By Maxacceleration

Sumgy's Concorde is hot. :thumb:

Sumgy's Concorde is hot. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-16, 08:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,575
Posted By Maxacceleration

I use Continental glue. What a pain it is to pull...

I use Continental glue. What a pain it is to pull an old tire off. My thumbs barely have the strength any more. But thats the point I guess.
12-22-16, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2,344
Views: 441,878
Posted By Maxacceleration

Here is what this old guy will ride for the '17...

Here is what this old guy will ride for the '17 season. Modern celeste steel (riding Masi steel for the last 3-4 years). I feel like I'm 30 till I walk past a mirror! :eek:
Semi fast tourista will...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,596,272
Posted By Maxacceleration

Noooo!

Noooo!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-16, 06:15 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,596,272
Posted By Maxacceleration

Get the stem off of the slammed position and its...

Get the stem off of the slammed position and its hot slowjamz. The balance does not look correct now.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-16, 10:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,629
Posted By Maxacceleration

Ditto, been using Frogs forever. Road, mtn or...

Ditto, been using Frogs forever. Road, mtn or rental bikes when I travel. Never had a knee issue.
12-21-16, 10:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,769
Posted By Maxacceleration

What I do is ride on a trainer 30 minutes a day...

What I do is ride on a trainer 30 minutes a day for five days a week in Oct/Nov/Dec. Jan into Feb I bump it up to an hour as riding season gets closer. March and the outdoors come back. I used to do...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-16, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By Maxacceleration

I would fit her up on this Cannondale. Get an...

I would fit her up on this Cannondale. Get an appropriate stem (length and height) and she will have a comfy, and cutting edge all road bike.
Happy wife, happy life!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,520
Posted By Maxacceleration

I've been doing it wrong all my life! Light...

I've been doing it wrong all my life! Light wheels, light components, light frames. What was I thinking? LOL
I think in the realm of lets say equal weight 1500 grams wheels, an aero wheel is better....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-16, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 180,291
Posted By Maxacceleration

Thanks SSRI. My kid pitched in his fair share on...

Thanks SSRI. My kid pitched in his fair share on his bike. We will look into those Syncros extractors. They would be a nice detail touch.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-16, 01:23 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 180,291
Posted By Maxacceleration

My kids modern steel finally showed up. It will...

My kids modern steel finally showed up. It will be riding alongside my new Bianchi posted above.
...
12-10-16, 10:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,083
Posted By Maxacceleration

Thats good news, and WOW, thats quite the line up.

Thats good news, and WOW, thats quite the line up.
12-10-16, 08:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,083
Posted By Maxacceleration

Diamondback and Mongoose have lowered their...

Diamondback and Mongoose have lowered their quality and gone dept store in recent years. They are not like the DB and 'Gooses of years past. Once upon a time they made some pretty decent bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-16, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By Maxacceleration

Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-16, 06:50 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,596,272
Posted By Maxacceleration

Just say no to Zebra stripes... Miss. Black forks...

Just say no to Zebra stripes... Miss. Black forks & white bar tape might save it.
The Venge stem reminds me of the Humpback from Notre Dame. Too much aero for visual appeal.
Both great bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-16, 08:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,835
Posted By Maxacceleration

And the frameset is still available today. One of...

And the frameset is still available today. One of the modern greats IMO.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/Maxxamillion/Bottechia%20World%20Champion_zps02dajsyx.jpg
12-09-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,421
Posted By Maxacceleration

I love wool, unless the days get real hot. There...

I love wool, unless the days get real hot. There are several companies making modern retro wool jerseys. Muted stripes or one color.
I just bought a new old school wool jersey with front pockets!...
12-08-16, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,268
Posted By Maxacceleration

Thanks John. I'm feeling like Fausto Coppi...

Thanks John. I'm feeling like Fausto Coppi reincarnated. :)
12-08-16, 02:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,309
Posted By Maxacceleration

I don't aim to ride in the rain, but we do have...

I don't aim to ride in the rain, but we do have scheduled group rides. All of us have rain bikes. Many do in the PNW.
A well set up rain bike has fenders and 'Buddy Flaps'. If you don't have fenders...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-16, 01:53 AM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 682,912
Posted By Maxacceleration

Does three tubes of titanium count? Here my mid...

Does three tubes of titanium count? Here my mid 90's bike I rode quite a bit. Chrome moly forks & rear triangle.
I built it up 600 with a Record crank. I had very good luck with Vittoria Corsa...
12-08-16, 01:05 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,223
Posted By Maxacceleration

I'm running a 1947 TdF kit, and in nickers too!...

I'm running a 1947 TdF kit, and in nickers too! Retro gear is fun, and kinda anti cyclist.
But I'm clicked in and putting out a pace.
I have seen a couple of homeless dudes pedaling around with...
12-05-16, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,268
Posted By Maxacceleration

Thank you Biker395! It got built in socal at...

Thank you Biker395!
It got built in socal at Adrenaline Bikes to my specs, and it now resides in Wa. state.
I highly recommend Adrenaline Bikes. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-16, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,596,272
Posted By Maxacceleration

LOL I keep trying to sell Co2 cartidges, but...

LOL I keep trying to sell Co2 cartidges, but nobody around here is buying!
12-04-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,268
Posted By Maxacceleration

You don't have to go old Bianchi if you don't...

You don't have to go old Bianchi if you don't want to. I have wanted a celeste bike forever, after seeing a row of them in some probably long gone bicycle shop in San Francisco in the mid 70's with...
12-04-16, 05:21 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,871
Posted By Maxacceleration

This is a great thread, love the odd angles. I'll...

This is a great thread, love the odd angles. I'll add a couple!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/Maxxamillion/IMG_2614_zps0t12s7rg.jpg...
12-04-16, 01:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,223
Posted By Maxacceleration

Oh its an easy wind up with you guys. :) I know...

Oh its an easy wind up with you guys. :)
I know many of you put in a lot of time pedaling in whatever type of shoes. All good.
I do like bicycles also. I like good gear also (in more than just...
12-03-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,223
Posted By Maxacceleration

Tough opinion I know guys. Sneakers & toe clips...

Tough opinion I know guys. Sneakers & toe clips are great for occasional riding.
But if you want to hack around in your hiking boots or bassetball shoes, go for it! That is your culture.
And yes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-16, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,596,272
Posted By Maxacceleration

This thread is like them dems & republicans! LOL...

This thread is like them dems & republicans! LOL The Ciocc is hot. Nice bike slowjam. :thumb:

Now that Felt is louder than my Colnago. But not by much!...
12-03-16, 12:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,223
Posted By Maxacceleration

If you are riding in bassetball shoes or...

If you are riding in bassetball shoes or something like that, it means you are not a cyclist, only that you ride a bike.
Buying your bassetball shoes at wallmart confirms this. I can't believe...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-16, 11:34 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,596,272
Posted By Maxacceleration

Tim, my bars do not state K-Wing anywhere on...

Tim, my bars do not state K-Wing anywhere on them. Being '07 parts things may have chnged, and yes your bars look more compact than mine.
The stem only states K Force...

...
12-02-16, 04:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,332
Posted By Maxacceleration

Riding a race bike is a mentality thing. If you...

Riding a race bike is a mentality thing. If you have 53/39 & 11-23 gearing you have a race bike. 50/34 and a 12-25 makes a 'race bike' much more usable. Now you (I) can do hills on it lol.
If you...
12-02-16, 01:05 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 23,825
Posted By Maxacceleration

Beautiful build you have going there (even if on...

Beautiful build you have going there (even if on a rough frame)... and thats one small cog set!
Like to see that when you have it finished. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-16, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 180,291
Posted By Maxacceleration

I finally took possession of MY modern steel...

I finally took possession of MY modern steel TODAY. My kids modern steel is close behind.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/Maxxamillion/IMG_2759_zpsub6uwdqq.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-16, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,596,272
Posted By Maxacceleration

At the time I never thought of a 'staging' photo....

At the time I never thought of a 'staging' photo. Everything is there though. I WAS thinking candy APPLE red bar TAPE. :roflmao2:
Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-16, 03:05 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,596,272
Posted By Maxacceleration

Here is my '07 Colnago Extreme Power. Campy...

Here is my '07 Colnago Extreme Power. Campy Record with Zero Gravity featherweight brakes. FSA wingbars & Speedplay Ti Frogs. Easton/Velomax wheels w/Velomax hubs. Michelin tires.
It rails pretty...
11-27-16, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 871
Posted By Maxacceleration

We have a whittle bunch here. :roflmao2:

We have a whittle bunch here. :roflmao2:
11-24-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,484
Posted By Maxacceleration

Looks like a trend! Nice bike SquidPuppet....

Looks like a trend!
Nice bike SquidPuppet. :thumb:
I see the need for a roadie coaster brake bike thread. :D
Now, add a two speed kickback. :roflmao2:
11-23-16, 02:00 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 487,225
Posted By Maxacceleration

Yes its the stock carbon fork Colonel. Crank,...

Yes its the stock carbon fork Colonel. Crank, wheels & bar tape are not. The Sram cranks were one of the lightest at the time (on a 105 bike).
And Stans wheels are always light too. I guess I went a...
11-22-16, 11:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,346
Posted By Maxacceleration

I just picked up a pair of Dromartis. Beautiful...

I just picked up a pair of Dromartis. Beautiful shoes. Its been cold & wet so I have not rode with them yet. They don't feel right on my heel, sort of a pinch, and thats without even using them yet....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-16, 09:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,583
Posted By Maxacceleration

Bingo Winner! Sidi Dominators & Speedplay Frogs...

Bingo Winner!
Sidi Dominators & Speedplay Frogs work great. I wouldn't consider anything different.
Have you not rode long enough to figure your way through the problem?
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