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Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-18, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,517
Posted By Walter

g THAT is a good looking bike. MY LS is a...

g
THAT is a good looking bike.
MY LS is a 2002 or 2003 (don't recall right off) Ultimate with the Record cranks. You've got me beat with your wheelset. Mine is mix and match after cracking my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-17, 06:33 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 60,787
Posted By Walter

2016 total was a bit over 5,700 miles. Not bad....

2016 total was a bit over 5,700 miles. Not bad. My goal was 5,000.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-16, 07:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,996
Posted By Walter

Old school steel. Especially with a name like...

Old school steel. Especially with a name like Colnago or a handmade. Run modern gear on it but the skinny tubes and lugs will get you attention if that's what you're after and ride better than many...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-16, 07:15 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 15,519
Posted By Walter

Long socks are cool. Under Armours in bright...

Long socks are cool. Under Armours in bright orange or pink, or lime green is even better. A combo of all three would be sublime.

Makes you faster too.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-16, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,566
Posted By Walter

It does but it's wrong.

It does but it's wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 12,485
Posted By Walter

Having been a member for a long time, prior Tom...

Having been a member for a long time, prior Tom Stormcrowe and probably all but a handful of members I've seen cyclical changes. What may not be happening is the constant infusion of new members and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-16, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,566
Posted By Walter

It is a big bike. 6 foot plus rider. If that...

It is a big bike. 6 foot plus rider. If that describes you (no way to be exact without you actually sitting on the bike)and it's as clean as it looks that's probably a decent price. Older bike with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-16, 04:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,989
Posted By Walter

We've been doing that for years. Certainly...

We've been doing that for years. Certainly wouldn't leave the bikes unwatched for a long time but deters the opportunistic thief who would snatch and ride.

As far as the rack goes the Saris is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-16, 09:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,026
Posted By Walter

Indeed Word This. Again.

Indeed



Word



This. Again.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-16, 06:51 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,536
Posted By Walter

:) You couldn't have had a better response. ...

:) You couldn't have had a better response.

Welcome to BikeForums btw. I can't help you with your Di2 or much of anything Shimano (I ride with my Campy and my nose up in the air listening to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-16, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18,540
Views: 3,650,749
Posted By Walter

A Cannondale storage bag that fits on the top...

A Cannondale storage bag that fits on the top tube and stem.

Kind of geeky but in the last 18 months I've lost 2 pair of Rx sunglasses that came out of my jersey pocket after changing them out...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-16, 07:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,534
Posted By Walter

True. :)

True.

:)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-16, 07:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,534
Posted By Walter

My wife has put plenty of miles on an older Team...

My wife has put plenty of miles on an older Team Pro with a mix of Ultegra and DA. The bike was a "hand me down" from a local racer sponsored by a LBS so it's had lots of miles. We've had to get some...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-16, 10:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,552
Posted By Walter

I'm assuming we're talking about road tires,...

I'm assuming we're talking about road tires, 23-25 or so? If that's the issue then the answer is not very. Bicycles are not very prone to hydro-planing so treads or lack thereof is not that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-16, 07:51 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,250
Posted By Walter

Damn. I don't have much else to say. Anything I'd...

Damn. I don't have much else to say. Anything I'd say about the driver would just be venting and there's no point in that.
A true heartfelt and sad Vaya con Dios to the dead and God's Peace to their...
05-25-16, 11:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,597
Posted By Walter

The fact that Armstrong still Spurs the creation...

The fact that Armstrong still Spurs the creation of active debate answers the question as to why he gets mentioned.



Legit point about the race coverage, at least here in the US. Bonds is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-16, 06:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,933
Posted By Walter

Bought a set of Vueltas for my wife from Nashbar...

Bought a set of Vueltas for my wife from Nashbar a few Christmases ago and she's been very happy.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-16, 05:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,527
Posted By Walter

2002 Litespeed Ultimate and a similar vintage...

2002 Litespeed Ultimate and a similar vintage LeMond Maillot Jaune in Reynolds 853. That might not be right on today's cutting edge but they ride extremely well. Wanted to go "modern" but wanted to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-16, 08:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,664
Posted By Walter

I didn't remember that I was the one that shut...

I didn't remember that I was the one that shut down the "Favorite Kill" thread. In retrospect.. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-16, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 180,432
Posted By Walter

Website is still active.

Website is still active.
01-23-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By Walter

From what little I know of DA (I'm a Campy guy :)...

From what little I know of DA (I'm a Campy guy :) ) I'd expect 8 speed as well. The biggest cog is big, I mean 30T or so big. Maybe that's a factor? Seller told me it was for climbing in California...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-16, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 180,432
Posted By Walter

Assuming the seller was in fact the original...

Assuming the seller was in fact the original owner (he is an older guy who spoke about the bike as if it had always been his) I don't "get" the stem either. The bike is 57 seat tube X 55 top tube so...
01-23-16, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By Walter

:p. It is daylight though.

:p. It is daylight though.
01-23-16, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By Walter

Thanks. :)

Thanks. :)
01-23-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By Walter

Seller told me early 90s. I don't know why a...

Seller told me early 90s. I don't know why a custom build has such a long stem. It's a nice Salsa one at least. Interesting mix of parts and many of them pretty modern. Modolo CF bars, Easton CF post...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-16, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 180,432
Posted By Walter

Lol. I wondered why a custom build had such a...

Lol. I wondered why a custom build had such a stem. For the price I got it I don't really care though. Sooner or later the bike will transform.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-16, 01:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,664
Posted By Walter

That is a good one. I still use the term OCP...

That is a good one. I still use the term OCP pretty regularly.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-16, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 180,432
Posted By Walter

500050 Davidson Handbuilt Bicycles | Bicycles...

500050
Davidson Handbuilt Bicycles | Bicycles Handbuilt in Seattle, Washington (http://davidsonbicycles.com)
Just got this. Davidson is still building and the seller was the original owner. He told...
01-23-16, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,240
Posted By Walter

I have this bike. Have had it since 1999 or 2000....

I have this bike. Have had it since 1999 or 2000. US made Univega with a Campy group was a real eye-catcher. I keep it at my in-laws in TX. Doesn't get ridden alot but it does a nice job on the hilly...
01-23-16, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By Walter

Hmmm.. I submitted this from an iPad and didn't...

Hmmm..
I submitted this from an iPad and didn't realize the photo was oriented the way it was. I may be a mod but I'm not sure what to do about that. Sorry for any sore necks.
01-23-16, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By Walter

Davidson

500037

Just got this. Not C&V in the truest sense but certainly is at heart. Paid $275. Have no interest in flipping it so that's not important. Sitting as a consignment sale in my LBS for a few...
01-23-16, 12:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,314
Posted By Walter

I remember those from when I "worked" (I was...

I remember those from when I "worked" (I was underaged and the owner called me an apprentice) in a Schwinn shop sometime around 1979 or so. Definitely a bike boom "innovation" that didn't last....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-15, 11:55 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 9,889
Posted By Walter

Nothing wrong with it but isn't it silly that an...

Nothing wrong with it but isn't it silly that an argument is about to break out over it? Why don't we all just move on and talk about our "overpriced" bikes.

Don't you know I've spent more on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-15, 07:20 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 9,889
Posted By Walter

I can remember when a thousand bucks was a top...

I can remember when a thousand bucks was a top end bike. Doesn't seem all that long ago but it was. As a few people have noted we're not the only ones who spend big bucks on our obsession. We just...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-15, 08:56 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,067
Posted By Walter

I'm lucky enough to have a local micro-brewery....

I'm lucky enough to have a local micro-brewery. Florida, Brewery - SAILFISH BREWING COMPANY (http://www.sailfishbrewingco.com/)

Overall, Porters have been a steady choice for me. Of the ones you...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-15, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,748
Posted By Walter

Hmmm, interesting. What do you add to the...

Hmmm, interesting.

What do you add to the paraffin?
10-04-15, 09:26 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 19,377
Posted By Walter

When old threads get resurrected that happens....

When old threads get resurrected that happens. Bittersweet.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-15, 06:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,222
Posted By Walter

Edited thread title in response to PM. Better...

Edited thread title in response to PM. Better late tan never. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-15, 09:53 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 52,913
Posted By Walter

A Litespeed Ultimate and a LeMond Maillot Jaune...

A Litespeed Ultimate and a LeMond Maillot Jaune are my main rides. Both the Ti and the 853 are great rides, no complaints. The fact that the LS has more aggressive geometry and a tighter wheelbase...
07-31-15, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,695
Posted By Walter

Interesting. Not a complete ban, impractical and...

Interesting. Not a complete ban, impractical and real hard to enforce but a subforum? I'm not an admin but I'll raise the idea.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-15, 02:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,683
Posted By Walter

My deliveries from PBK (Florida) have been within...

My deliveries from PBK (Florida) have been within a 10 day to 2 week window. As nearly everyone above is saying they're covering themselves.

I've never been hit with custom charges.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-15, 06:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,154
Posted By Walter

That's it alright. For you newer people...

That's it alright.

For you newer people these threads can explain some or even alot of the BF "vocabulary."
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-15, 06:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,091
Posted By Walter

November was new to me but like their stuff....

November was new to me but like their stuff. Summer travel and a new AC has destroyed the budget for now but things will get better.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-15, 06:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,091
Posted By Walter

The Hed Ardennes has been on my wishlist for some...

The Hed Ardennes has been on my wishlist for some time. The all black and tubeless increases that though I do feel you about price.

Unfortunately, I won't be giving you any reports on my set...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-15, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,154
Posted By Walter

Classics all. Along with "measure guads, then...

Classics all. Along with "measure guads, then win."

I remember the HoF stickie. In fact, I think I stuck it. Don't know when it fell off.

"Stollen baby bolts" was a finalist as I recall.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,976
Posted By Walter

True. I get OCD sometimes.

True.

I get OCD sometimes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-15, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,976
Posted By Walter

:) I fixed it.

:)

I fixed it.
07-29-15, 08:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,740
Posted By Walter

:)

:)
07-19-15, 09:12 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-15, 09:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,998
Posted By Walter

:)

:)
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