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08-01-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,570
Posted By SoreFeet

MIPS is a joke. That little improvement isn't...

MIPS is a joke. That little improvement isn't going to do anything to prevent head trauma. Helmets are only effective in mild crashes...it's absurd to think people have so much faith in helmets.
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06-26-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By SoreFeet

They are all the same. Do you want to ride off...

They are all the same. Do you want to ride off road more than on? If it's a 50/50 thing yes get a drop bar not flat bar.

However if you primarily think of hitting trails on weekends frequently,...
06-26-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By SoreFeet

When I bought my 72 Masi the downtube shifters...

When I bought my 72 Masi the downtube shifters had me take my eye off the road one minute...I bumped into a parked car...and then a police officer was giving me the stink eye, but he just said "oh...
06-26-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,460
Posted By SoreFeet

Yes that's true a new gravel bike with indexed...

Yes that's true a new gravel bike with indexed shifting...nope, gimme the barcon. Also these lower tiered bikes don't have the components.

I want hydraulic discs if I'm to spend money on a bike....
06-26-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,460
Posted By SoreFeet

New gravel bike 3000$...old MTB converted to drops...couple hundred

Of course it's not as light and stiff, but the utility of it is just the same.

The best thing I ever did was convert the MTB to drops. That 1.4 michelin slick tire is 18$...so if they wear out,...
06-26-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By SoreFeet

Damn you guys are good.

Damn you guys are good.
05-23-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,973
Posted By SoreFeet

Sure did...not exactly sure the model. My 64 was...

Sure did...not exactly sure the model. My 64 was a real sweet ride how is your fork? Do you have the nicely swept out tips?

Honesty I miss that frame, rode it fixie up a huge climb and that frame...
05-23-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By SoreFeet

Vintage Mafac...lot less money, same performance....

Vintage Mafac...lot less money, same performance. Stiffer build costs more for the fact they they are new...But here's something to chew on...he's charging you over 150$ for a set of vintage style...
05-22-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,791
Posted By SoreFeet

I would not use those Compas tires with that...

I would not use those Compas tires with that wimpy Panaracer type casing. It's supple, it rides great, and then it tears and there goes 50$ a tire...not for me been there don't that.
05-22-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,964
Posted By SoreFeet

The handlebar setup also changes the way a seat...

The handlebar setup also changes the way a seat feels. but a seat should be comfortable.


You will feel the seat press on your bones, but it should not hurt. Soft seats don't support the spine...
05-22-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 23,607
Posted By SoreFeet

In propery english I have to say steel frames are...

In propery english I have to say steel frames are more funner than carbon.

Vintage frames of all types exist, lot's never ridden and in pristine shape. Mixing and matching old parts to get a nice...
05-15-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By SoreFeet

The old eyes played tricks on me...I thought you...

The old eyes played tricks on me...I thought you were using manly man gears, then I realize oh yes it is a Campy triple...that's a nice touch.
05-15-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,563
Posted By SoreFeet

Nice old frames...Trek was such a nice steel...

Nice old frames...Trek was such a nice steel frame maker...now they are just so ugly. I wish they'd make 531 frames again. Like adjusted to inflation I'm pretty sure nobody could do it like Trek used...
05-15-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,258
Posted By SoreFeet

Just get a new tin of the Brooks goop and ride...

Just get a new tin of the Brooks goop and ride it.
05-15-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,520
Posted By SoreFeet

Get an e-bike :) No really don't stress. If...

Get an e-bike :)

No really don't stress. If that's your pace that's not terribly bad.

Average speeds change. Pushing bigger gears to get faster can cause knee damage or muscle injury. Ride...
05-15-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,793
Posted By SoreFeet

My butt hurts looking at those Brooks... ...

My butt hurts looking at those Brooks...

Nothing better than an MTB converted to a roadie with drops...26 inch tires with slicks so plush and stable. You got a really nice bike. I hope it goes...
12-08-17, 09:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,807
Posted By SoreFeet

You could also consider a vintage bike...if cost...

You could also consider a vintage bike...if cost is a concern. Lot's vintage garage queen bikes exist quite cheaply. The vintage Cannondales are sweet.

Also Specialized...a 200$ like new vintage...
12-07-17, 10:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,469
Posted By SoreFeet

You should send the fork in to Andersens and have...

You should send the fork in to Andersens and have it plated...they can chrome it up nicely :) sure it will cost, but man that crown deserves to gleam.
12-07-17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By SoreFeet

Park Tool service rocks

Had ordered some parts to repair my pump from amazon...I was missing a few bits and they sent them free of charge...

All 60 cents worth of parts...And if this repair works my pump should go for...
09-23-17, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,427
Posted By SoreFeet

Simplex retro friction shifters all the way...

Simplex retro friction shifters all the way...
09-23-17, 12:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,951
Posted By SoreFeet

The lugwork is ugly, the fork is ugly, and the...

The lugwork is ugly, the fork is ugly, and the crankset is stupid...hell it might as well be a cottered crank on that. Ideally you'd modernize the classics a bit.

Yes it looks like a cheap...
09-23-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,549
Posted By SoreFeet

The Team Pro is the best for the buck...get a...

The Team Pro is the best for the buck...get a used one on Ebay...just look really carefully at all the rivets and welds...also the leather should be free of major fuzz and checks.

Honestly that...
09-23-17, 12:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,637
Posted By SoreFeet

If you can get into the hubs of the Park Pre...

If you can get into the hubs of the Park Pre bike...get those fixed up...the Exage hubs are okay when serviced...a little grinding maybe, if the cones aren't too shot, use some light weight grease...
09-23-17, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,175
Posted By SoreFeet

If the lever cracks while you are going fast down...

If the lever cracks while you are going fast down a hill, there is a chance you might make the frame shimmy...and lose it.
09-23-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,951
Posted By SoreFeet

LOL I paid 800$ for my 73 Masi with twin plate...

LOL I paid 800$ for my 73 Masi with twin plate fork...and it came with an extra set of rims with phil hubs laced to Mavic Modules...but of course i sold it like a fool...
09-23-17, 10:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,637
Posted By SoreFeet

Compass tires are just re-badged Panaracers with...

Compass tires are just re-badged Panaracers with a different tread. I could just get Pasela.

I think the casing is kind of weak on those tires...be it Pasella or Compass branded Panaracers.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-17, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,202
Posted By SoreFeet

Okay...let's get simple here. Adjust the...

Okay...let's get simple here.

Adjust the rear derailleur barrel, that should align the angle of the derailleur cage to catch the highest geared cog....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-17, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
Posted By SoreFeet

The Arione is a better saddle in terms of riding...

The Arione is a better saddle in terms of riding positions and comfort. I'd consider that one over the Aliante. It's not that it's more expensive, it's just that the Aliante with it's horned...
09-22-17, 08:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,637
Posted By SoreFeet

The saddle is an on going conflict. I tried the...

The saddle is an on going conflict. I tried the Brooks Flyer...my butt sagged into the metal, it felt like a sofa, but my bones were sore. I had a San Marco copper rivet mounted...

But now I'm...
09-22-17, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,175
Posted By SoreFeet

They are nice light weight vintage brakes....

They are nice light weight vintage brakes. Honestly I wouldn't use the original Universal Levers or hoods...but they are also really light weight :)

I felt more secure using a Tektro lever and...
09-22-17, 04:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,637
Posted By SoreFeet

MTB slicks :) Yeah...probably gonna be sweet

I just ordered a set of Michelin slicks...21$ a pop...so hope they work good. I was going to get the more premium light weight model but I figured the standard is good.

1.4 size...I thought that...
09-19-17, 05:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,307
Posted By SoreFeet

Take it to a real bicycle mechanic...Truing a...

Take it to a real bicycle mechanic...Truing a wheel is really a skill...somebody with experience can take a hop out of a rim to a pretty good level...they can also tension the wheel properly and get...
09-16-17, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By SoreFeet

The head haunco did the work and I went to school...

The head haunco did the work and I went to school with the guy...so I don't want to complain too much. I think the action of the rear derailleur could be better, but then again it's 19 years old and...
09-15-17, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By SoreFeet

Leave it whole...Use lot's of elbow grease...or...

Leave it whole...Use lot's of elbow grease...or just a dab of simichrome...It'll get dirty again :) But simichrome is good.
09-15-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,036
Posted By SoreFeet

Klein Aluminum with press fit cartridge bearing...

Klein Aluminum with press fit cartridge bearing bottom brackets...those were pretty sweet and the integrated welded stems on the MTB's were neat.
09-15-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By SoreFeet

9 speed bar ends with brake housing for shift cables/shift cable woes

So I had some cabling done at my local bike co-op...I didn't really feel like wrenching. They used brake cable housing for my shifting, it's friction....

I guess I am wondering...shouldn't they...
09-05-17, 11:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,573
Posted By SoreFeet

My butt hurts thinking of all those Brooks, to...

My butt hurts thinking of all those Brooks, to each his own rear :)

I spy me some Panaracer tires...always had terrible like with the sidewalls getting cut up...

I dig the Brooks pro with...
09-05-17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,716
Posted By SoreFeet

Grey skies here in the north bay...we are getting...

Grey skies here in the north bay...we are getting so much particulate from the fires, it's gloomy.
09-05-17, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,215
Posted By SoreFeet

Get a oxy torch welder, order some lugs and tubes...

Get a oxy torch welder, order some lugs and tubes from nova and go to town :) Enjoy the new lab.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-17, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,740
Posted By SoreFeet

Steel will be more supple and forgiving depending...

Steel will be more supple and forgiving depending on geometry...Gunnar has other options apart from the roadie.

If you want stiff and responsive its better to look outside the Gunnar range. But if...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-17, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,148
Posted By SoreFeet

Forget about carbon...yes it's great. But you...

Forget about carbon...yes it's great. But you compromise buying a complete carbon bike.

Dollar for dollar you are best getting a barebones basic aluminum frame and building it with a good wheelset...
09-05-17, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By SoreFeet

LOL thanks guys...Funny I just got a set of...

LOL thanks guys...Funny I just got a set of Vittoria Zaffiro these are the new compound with G...graphene whatever...

Anways...The 23C seems to be really narrow yet the 25C tire seems much wider....
09-05-17, 09:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,586
Posted By SoreFeet

Looks fun...I sold my Masi with twin plate...

Looks fun...I sold my Masi with twin plate fork...oh man I miss the frame. But it got a full restore by somebody...so it's all good.

I think I have a 24 hole Martano NOS...in the garage if you...
09-04-17, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By SoreFeet

Centurion Ironman with 28C tires

I heard that the later year models don't take as wide of tires. I'm running 23C tires now and it looks like the front would take a 28...but the rear, I think the brake caliper might get in the way.
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09-01-17, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 936
Posted By SoreFeet

I don't think that is the original fork. I'd keep...

I don't think that is the original fork. I'd keep it stock and enjoy for awhile. Let the components wear before changing.
08-31-17, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,725
Posted By SoreFeet

Microshift 7 speed VS shimano bar end shifters

Looking to convert my old Fisher MTB into a drop bar pothole smasher commuter bike. I got to say the original 7 speed grip shifts have lasted twenty plus years, but I hate changing cables on those...
08-31-17, 04:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,617
Posted By SoreFeet

If the frame is straight, I'd go for it. The...

If the frame is straight, I'd go for it. The Vitus is fine...use a good strong wheel like Velocity Deep V...they take a good beating. The frame will flex a bit, but if you are sensible and use a...
08-31-17, 04:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By SoreFeet

Not at all...I get attached to the beautiful...

Not at all...I get attached to the beautiful girls who bring their boyfriends to check out the bikes and make sure it's a good deal.

El ****** boyfriend trying to low-ball gets the honorary she's...
08-31-17, 04:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,964
Posted By SoreFeet

It's okay not to like Brooks. I tried to like...

It's okay not to like Brooks. I tried to like them...But they simply got on my nerves...Some people can work with them. I can't stand them. As soon as the leather sags, the metal support crushes into...
08-31-17, 03:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,248
Posted By SoreFeet

I prefer cheap saddles. I got a Fizik saddle from...

I prefer cheap saddles. I got a Fizik saddle from the local parts bin for 15$ in mint condition...Also got a nice San Marco Rolls saddle for 12$ from the used shop.

I used to like Brooks but have...
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