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10-22-16, 10:56 AM
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Posted By rat fink

Just got new a new wheelset for my Fuji, so I...

Just got new a new wheelset for my Fuji, so I thought I would share a picture.

http://https://goo.gl/photos/WyFGCpbnUQotRnph9
06-02-16, 02:55 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,966
Posted By rat fink

This has been an enlightening discussion. I...

This has been an enlightening discussion. I recently have had struggles with this problem in my own marriage. Not with bikes. I only own three bikes, four if you count hers.

Two years ago, I...
06-01-16, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By rat fink

So awesome. I happen to be a big fan of Volvo as...

So awesome. I happen to be a big fan of Volvo as well, so this ticks all the boxes.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-16, 07:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 20,033
Posted By rat fink

Two. I drink a lot of water. Even with two large...

Two. I drink a lot of water. Even with two large bottles, I still tend to run out on medium length rides.
05-28-16, 07:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,503
Posted By rat fink

Generally I have, but currently no. It keeps...

Generally I have, but currently no.

It keeps me cooler, helps with road rash (cleanup), keeps my hair from getting matted when wearing leg warmers or jeans, makes it easier to apply lotion/sun...
05-27-16, 03:36 AM
Replies: 635
Views: 46,486
Posted By rat fink

The Ron Cooper is practically molten. Well done.

The Ron Cooper is practically molten. Well done.
05-27-16, 03:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,192
Posted By rat fink

One of my rules with bikes is that they should...

One of my rules with bikes is that they should age gracefully. I baby everything I own, but stuff happens, and I hate it when things look awful from honest wear. That's why I sold my '86 Schwinn...
05-25-16, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15,283
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Posted By rat fink

Looking for flat bar stuff. My wife turned her...

Looking for flat bar stuff. My wife turned her nose up at the Deda Elementi cockpit on the road bike I built her. I need a flat bar, possibly some brake levers and grips. Could also use a 90-100mm...
05-24-16, 01:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,653
Posted By rat fink

I enjoy rollers quite a bit and prefer them to...

I enjoy rollers quite a bit and prefer them to mag trainers, though I use both. I'm always on the lookout for a set of Kreitler rollers but haven't found any yet. Most of the serious racers I know...
05-24-16, 01:43 PM
Replies: 635
Views: 46,486
Posted By rat fink

Drillium Dude, the Colnago will always be hot.

Drillium Dude, the Colnago will always be hot.
05-24-16, 02:43 AM
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Views: 46,486
Posted By rat fink

Bump.

Bump.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,166
Posted By rat fink

I like tubulars. I haven't used mine since my...

I like tubulars. I haven't used mine since my last flat about three years ago, but I wouldn't mind getting another set of tubular wheels and using them again. Never used the tape though. I need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,890
Posted By rat fink

When people have seen my bikes, many of them have...

When people have seen my bikes, many of them have commented that I must look like a gorilla because of how much sale to bar drop my bikes have, but that's not the case when I'm riding them because...
Replies: 32
Views: 4,269
Posted By rat fink

Exciting! Be sure to post when you build it.

Exciting! Be sure to post when you build it.
05-23-16, 01:48 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 33,334
Posted By rat fink

Good to see this thread pop back up. I love...

Good to see this thread pop back up. I love Concordes. I have wanted to try a PDM Squadra or Aquila forever. If they ride anywhere near as good as they look, I would keep it forever.
05-18-16, 01:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,988
Posted By rat fink

Whether the 7400 FD will work depends on the...

Whether the 7400 FD will work depends on the chain (8s, 9s, 10s) you use, and that depends on how many speeds the drivetrain will be. For 8s and above, the FD should correspond with the number of...
05-17-16, 03:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,621
Posted By rat fink

I haven't personally done it, but I had an early...

I haven't personally done it, but I had an early 80s Colnago Super for a while that was powdercoated by the previous owner. I'm under the impression that it was quality work, but I was still pretty...
05-16-16, 12:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,242
Posted By rat fink

Beautiful. I love A-Ds.

Beautiful. I love A-Ds.
05-16-16, 03:05 AM
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Views: 3,632
Posted By rat fink

That bike is beyond gorgeous. Congratulations!

That bike is beyond gorgeous. Congratulations!
05-16-16, 02:57 AM
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Views: 11,582
Posted By rat fink

As one that fits the criteria of the thread, my...

As one that fits the criteria of the thread, my '86 Schwinn Peloton fit the bill. It was gorgeous, but wasn't my favorite ride and paint ages not so gracefully, so I couldn't bring myself to keep it...
05-16-16, 02:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,988
Posted By rat fink

I had an 87 Super Strada when I first got back...

I had an 87 Super Strada when I first got back into riding. Over the time of my ownership, I went from 7400 to 6500 (with 10s gearing) to 7800. I came to prefer the feel of 10s so much that all my...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-16, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By rat fink

For anyone dealing with a seat post compliance...

For anyone dealing with a seat post compliance issue, I can vouch for the Specialized/S-Works carbon seatposts with the zertz insert. I tried one out coming from a Thomson on my race bike and was...
03-04-14, 05:08 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,106,102
Posted By rat fink

Searching for some braze-on downtube shifters....

Searching for some braze-on downtube shifters. Any brand,brand: Shimano, Suntour, etc. Friction or indexed.
Also, need a 10 speed either 28.6 clamp or braze-on front derailleur, Shimano, Sram,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-13, 12:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,180
Posted By rat fink

Thanks to everyone who replied. I still have the...

Thanks to everyone who replied. I still have the problem frequently, but many of remedies mentioned have helped. Another thing that goes a long way, is simply popping my toes and massaging my instep...
08-24-13, 12:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,533
Posted By rat fink

I got the funny idea the other day to do a...

I got the funny idea the other day to do a criterium race with nothing but beach cruisers. I think it would be interesting, especially if you could wear roller derby gear while you ride and everyone...
08-23-13, 11:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,479
Posted By rat fink

Just saw this. Nice work.

Just saw this. Nice work.
07-29-13, 12:53 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 71,578
Posted By rat fink

Picked up a set of Technics SL-1200 MkIIs with...

Picked up a set of Technics SL-1200 MkIIs with cases, a mixer, and a few crates of vinyl for a pretty good deal.

...
07-20-13, 12:05 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 20,383
Posted By rat fink

Now: Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum

Now:

Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum
07-20-13, 10:07 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 20,383
Posted By rat fink

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue Antonio Carlos Jobim...

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Antonio Carlos Jobim - Stone Flower
The Nice - The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack
Sopwith Camel - self titled
07-20-13, 06:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 736
Posted By rat fink

Nice!

Nice!
07-20-13, 05:40 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 20,383
Posted By rat fink

Yeah, I have a friend who is quite particular...

Yeah, I have a friend who is quite particular about differentiated between Sonny Boy I and II. He likes the first better. They are both great harp players.

The musical delight of the evening is:...
07-20-13, 03:23 AM
Replies: 809
Views: 71,578
Posted By rat fink

You're right. I don't think it really has. It's...

You're right. I don't think it really has. It's so fresh that the keys and switches don't even feel broken in. A weird feeling on an instrument from 1958.
07-19-13, 07:48 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 71,578
Posted By rat fink

I snagged myself a sweet Hammond M3 yesterday....

I snagged myself a sweet Hammond M3 yesterday. Can't wait to get her into my new place.

...
07-17-13, 11:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,651
Posted By rat fink

They should be. You can tell by the vertical slit...

They should be. You can tell by the vertical slit at the front of the body, where you pull the cable through to the top. Also, the body is narrower than that of the 7401/7402.

You are right about...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-13, 05:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,053
Posted By rat fink

I've heard that a lot.

I've heard that a lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-13, 04:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,053
Posted By rat fink

I'd be happy to oblige:...

I'd be happy to oblige: http://www.climbtokaiser.com/

Some people consider it to be harder than the Death Ride because it has some steeper grades and the temperature is in the triple digits. This...
07-17-13, 11:57 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 20,383
Posted By rat fink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Boy_Williamson

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Boy_Williamson
07-17-13, 11:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,651
Posted By rat fink

Dura Ace 7400 for me. ...

Dura Ace 7400 for me.

http://hilarystone.com/images/sale%20images/Brake%20levers/BL12-Dura-Ace-7400.jpg
07-17-13, 11:35 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 20,383
Posted By rat fink

By the way, awesome thread. I've never seen this...

By the way, awesome thread. I've never seen this one before.

Today:

Igor Stravinsky (conducted by Leonard Berstein) - Petrushka
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
Peter, Paul and Mary - Album 1700...
07-17-13, 11:22 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 20,383
Posted By rat fink

Ooh! Awesome. But, is it the REAL Sonny Boy...

Ooh! Awesome. But, is it the REAL Sonny Boy Williamson?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-13, 08:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,053
Posted By rat fink

Did you do Climb to Kaiser as well? I was...

Did you do Climb to Kaiser as well? I was wondering how they compare.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-13, 09:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,193
Posted By rat fink

Yello has made music for several decades. Even...

Yello has made music for several decades. Even their new music is cool.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-13, 05:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,819
Posted By rat fink

I found those for a good friend and riding buddy,...

I found those for a good friend and riding buddy, and he bought pair to use with Sram Force. We were both very impressed with the quality, feel, and weight of them. They are actually lighter than the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-13, 04:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,692
Posted By rat fink

Same here.

Same here.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-13, 02:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By rat fink

Yeah, I like the "sizzle" crankset. That's great....

Yeah, I like the "sizzle" crankset. That's great. Are you near Laguna Beach?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-13, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By rat fink

Gorgeous.

Gorgeous.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-13, 01:38 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,819
Posted By rat fink

Get these:...

Get these: http://www.wiggle.com/campagnolo-zonda-clincher-wheelset/
07-06-13, 01:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,118
Posted By rat fink

Of course, I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy...

Of course, I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy the other steps, especially:

1. Conceptualizing (parts selection, precision, durability, weight, and price comparison)
5. Deep cleaning (see...
07-06-13, 12:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,118
Posted By rat fink

15. Riding my perfect clean new bike and having...

15. Riding my perfect clean new bike and having everything adjusted and working to my satisfaction.
07-06-13, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 463,125
Posted By rat fink

Did you see the Schwinn Peloton frameset I'm...

Did you see the Schwinn Peloton frameset I'm selling?
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