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12-03-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 58,501
Posted By Jacob_R_59

My Black Bike!

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Hereís my 1975 64cm California Masi Gran Criterium. Iím the second owner. Itís a repaint by Brian Baylis.
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,955
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The OP should just try it. If his flats can't be...

The OP should just try it. If his flats can't be fitted with toe clips, rat trap pedals, clips and straps are all quite cheap. The big investment going clipless is the shoes. Good shoes make a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,955
Posted By Broctoon

False. I am an intermediate amateur rider,...

False.

I am an intermediate amateur rider, 51 years old and not very powerful. When sprinting up short, steep hills, I most definitely pull up on the pedals. In fact, I deliberately concentrate on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,955
Posted By Koyote

Umm, what?

Umm, what?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,955
Posted By Broctoon

Iím not sure how much of a safety issue it is, or...

Iím not sure how much of a safety issue it is, or how much it improves performance in an objective, measurable wayóbesides on fast uphill sprints, where foot retention definitely makes a difference...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,955
Posted By MinnMan

It's about spinning. Nothing like it. I...

It's about spinning. Nothing like it. I recommend.
02-20-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,321
Posted By Leinster

A liter of water weighs one kilogram (at STP,...

A liter of water weighs one kilogram (at STP, near enough). And a liter is a cube 10cm on one side. And a hectare is a square 100m on one side. That is the great thing about the metric system, is how...
02-18-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,321
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It is always an option. Just like using Daylight...

It is always an option. Just like using Daylight Switching Time, as a society we just choose to keep punching ourselves in the face for the sake of punching ourselves in the face.
02-09-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,718
Posted By yrrej

Well I am over eighty years old and bought a Vado...

Well I am over eighty years old and bought a Vado SL 5.0 last September and already have over thousand miles on the rascal, go for it....
02-08-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,718
Posted By bfaIllini

69 1/2 yrs old. Bought a 2020 Specialized Roubaix...

69 1/2 yrs old. Bought a 2020 Specialized Roubaix when moved to Boulder 2 yrs ago and realized I needed hydraulic disc brakes for all the hill/mountain descents. Went over the handlebars at 35 mph...
02-08-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,718
Posted By Johnk3

When I was about to turn 70, I decided to get a...

When I was about to turn 70, I decided to get a custom Cinelli Supercorsa. That process ended up being a nightmare. As a result, I ordered a custom Cicli Barco using Columbus XCr stainless steel...
02-08-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,468
Posted By 5 mph

THIS IS HOW A GOOD BIKE SHOULD BE STORED!!!! ...

THIS IS HOW A GOOD BIKE SHOULD BE STORED!!!!

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02-05-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,718
Posted By Biker395

Yep. That is what I say. I am on a 10speed...

Yep. That is what I say. I am on a 10speed system, and am completely happy with it. I am not feeling the siren call of disc brakes or eshifting.

But it sounds as if both are attractive and...
02-05-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,718
Posted By Wildwood

Seems like you may want new technology that the...

Seems like you may want new technology that the Merlin cannot easily accept.

Same age as you, I don't feel the need for 12sp cassettes, disc brakes or e-shifting - but if I did, I would buy it.
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02-05-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,718
Posted By caloso

Get the bike. How old will you be if you...

Get the bike.

How old will you be if you don’t get it?
12-17-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,319
Posted By Koyote

I rode this past Sunday - it was 36 degrees and...

I rode this past Sunday - it was 36 degrees and raining. I think you need to HTFU.

Also, you haven't told us what you are wearing. What layers, what are they made of, do you have a vest or jacket,...
12-10-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,330
Posted By iab

They knew how to harden the **** up in the day. ...

They knew how to harden the **** up in the day.

Giovanni Valetti. Likely a 48 up front, 17/19/21 in back.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50192735367_86eaeef89c_h.jpg...
10-24-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,216
Posted By Darth Lefty

Threads like these I’m still surprised people...

Threads like these I’m still surprised people don’t learn how to do this when they were, like, eight or ten, and there are actually classes and even practice
10-24-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,216
Posted By tomato coupe

You're fine without any tools. To be clear,...

You're fine without any tools. To be clear, however, DO NOT CALL ME IF YOU GET A FLAT! I will not come to get you.
10-24-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,216
Posted By Ghazmh

Why bother carrying a heavy water bottle?...

Why bother carrying a heavy water bottle? Hopefully someone will be standing by the road just waiting to give you free water.......
10-24-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,216
Posted By frogmorton

If you ride regularly, you will get a flat....

If you ride regularly, you will get a flat. Learning to fix it is easy. Not carrying equip to fix it yourself and depending on others to help you is selfish.
10-24-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,216
Posted By spelger

When those things are fastened to the bike they...

When those things are fastened to the bike they are hard to forget. hardly a pain in the ***
10-24-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,216
Posted By bargo68

I can think of bigger PITAs.

I can think of bigger PITAs.
10-24-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,216
Posted By roka

I personally enjoy being self sufficient and...

I personally enjoy being self sufficient and knowing that I can fix flats and other minor issues ďout thereĒ myself. Itís fun and satisfying learning how to fix things yourself and with the...
10-24-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,216
Posted By shelbyfv

Asking someone to abandon whatever it is they may...

Asking someone to abandon whatever it is they may be doing to help you when you could have easily been prepared to handle the situation yourself? Entitled and ethically challenged.
10-24-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,216
Posted By CAT7RDR

What is your trepidation about changing a tube? I...

What is your trepidation about changing a tube? I am slow as molasses but get through it in 20 minutes. Had a flat yesterday 15 miles from home; that would have been a helluva walk instead of just...
10-20-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,426
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Wheels first. Rotating weight is far more...

Wheels first. Rotating weight is far more important than static weight.

if you have steel forks and a quill stem you can change to a carbon fork with threadless stem plus carbon handlebars. That...
10-20-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,504
Posted By Danjohnsonson

I eat a ton of beans and things made out of beans...

I eat a ton of beans and things made out of beans like bean pasta and tofu.
10-19-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,504
Posted By royphotog

So true, My double bypass showed me the way to...

So true, My double bypass showed me the way to being a vegetarian. It's good for you and good for the planet.
10-19-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,504
Posted By wolfchild

Keto and carnivore is also the best way to ...

Keto and carnivore is also the best way to shorten your lifespan.
10-17-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,504
Posted By Happy Feet

The argument about whether we create our own...

The argument about whether we create our own proteins or not reminds me of a similar one about organic manure and fertilizer salts in Horticulture college back when organic was being introduced as a...
10-17-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,737
Posted By Gresp15C

Just to over-think this a bit... In my...

Just to over-think this a bit...

In my household, a combination of N+1 and multiple cyclists has made it quite impractical to standardize on either valve type. Also, my sense of economy would...
10-17-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,504
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Maybe. Another possibility is the idea of needing...

Maybe. Another possibility is the idea of needing a protein drink after a ride is probably promulgated by pros needing something convenient to get easy cash into their pocket.
10-17-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,504
Posted By aclinjury

been on a "mostly" vegan diet for almost a decade...

been on a "mostly" vegan diet for almost a decade now. I say "mostly" because about 3-4 times a month, i'll go out with friends/relatives and sometimes it's hard to order food that's completly vegan,...
10-17-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,504
Posted By livedarklions

Stick to we need to eat protein. Everything else...

Stick to we need to eat protein. Everything else in that post is incorrect. Humans produce 11 amino acids. Microbes produce others, and some are produced by plants. Protein synthesis requires...
10-17-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,504
Posted By livedarklions

You do understand that DNA is actually just a set...

You do understand that DNA is actually just a set of instructions for cellular protein synthesis, right? Our bodies synthesize a huge number of proteins from amino acids. You're right that we can't...
10-17-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,504
Posted By 70sSanO

I can usually judge my protein level by how many...

I can usually judge my protein level by how many posts in a thread I can read. If I canít make it past 50, I know I need more protein. On days when Iím feeling particularly strong I can breeze...
10-16-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,737
Posted By Helldorado

Relax, dude, it's only a typeface. If a few bold...

Relax, dude, it's only a typeface. If a few bold sentences upset you that much...maybe you need to get out more. Maybe go ride your bike; it'll all feel better afterwards.

PS: the angry tone...
10-16-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,504
Posted By Digger Goreman

Another long-time vegetarian here in the peak of...

Another long-time vegetarian here in the peak of health.

Eat lentils and bread: your body has every thing it needs to produce its own proteins. Eat fruits and green leaf veggies. No probs, no...
10-16-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,504
Posted By genejockey

I suspect a lot of Placebo Effect among the...

I suspect a lot of Placebo Effect among the general public.
10-16-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,504
Posted By livedarklions

It's actually a very versatile ingredient as is...

It's actually a very versatile ingredient as is soy. I'm a carnivore, but I actually eat a lot of stuff based on soy and gluten because I like it.

Gluten's biggest problem is that the word sounds...
10-16-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,504
Posted By Happy Feet

Vegetarians and other fad dieters? Nice to...

Vegetarians and other fad dieters?

Nice to know I've been part of a fad for the last 20 years.
Now I'm curious where all those keto converts went to... Last year it was all you heard about. This...
10-16-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,504
Posted By wolfchild

How did people get enough protein before protein...

How did people get enough protein before protein supplements were invented ??
10-16-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,504
Posted By 79pmooney

When I raced 40+ years ago, I read the Rodale...

When I raced 40+ years ago, I read the Rodale Press book "Food For Fitness". It stressed that protein needs were barely higher for endurance athletes that a resting person except during early season...
10-16-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,504
Posted By ThermionicScott

LOL, lots of things can substitute for whey...

LOL, lots of things can substitute for whey protein! Having protein and carbs from a meal trickling into your system *during* a workout is far superior to rushing to get them in afterward.

I know...
10-16-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,504
Posted By veganbikes

To not get enough protein in the day you really...

To not get enough protein in the day you really have to try hard. You would have to eat junk and I don't mean potato chips and peanut and chocolate bars, I mean stuff that is completely nutritionally...
10-15-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,737
Posted By Oldbill

Use your Presta tubes. Make a spacer by taking a...

Use your Presta tubes. Make a spacer by taking a Schrader valve cap, cut off the closed end and slide it over the Presta valve. Run the nut on the Presta valve down over it to hold it in place.
09-25-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 23,307
Posted By bcpriess

I'm 40, and all the bikes I actually ride are...

I'm 40, and all the bikes I actually ride are steel. So steel is stylish in my household.
09-25-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 23,307
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

steel will never be out of favour, or favor

steel will never be out of favour, or favor
09-24-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 23,307
Posted By Wileyone

I took my Holdsworth out this morning and never...

I took my Holdsworth out this morning and never once did I think I would rather be on anything else.
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