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Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,354
Posted By FlashBazbo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUkKqNN7HVI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUkKqNN7HVI
08-09-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By JonathanGennick

FWIW, my approach is to turn my bars 180 degrees...

FWIW, my approach is to turn my bars 180 degrees in both directions. I want enough slack for that to be able to happen without any concern.
08-09-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By andrewclaus

Turn the bars at least 90 degrees to the right....

Turn the bars at least 90 degrees to the right. There should be just enough slack that there's no interference with the turn, and no pull on the cables.

Yes, it is definitely possible to have your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 220,988
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, the three stickers look best. I reckon all...

Yeah, the three stickers look best. I reckon all that yellow actually looks pretty cool, but then my bike is covered in red bling that not many folks here dig.
...
07-05-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,120
Posted By NoWhammies

Kind of a a mixed bag. The ride itself is nice. ...

Kind of a a mixed bag. The ride itself is nice. I was worried about the grade being crazy hard but it wasn't bad.

What was bad was the weather. And I I was not prepared. I saw the ride taking...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 220,988
Posted By AlmostTrick

While I personally don't care much for wheel...

While I personally don't care much for wheel lettering, I have to admit the neon yellow matches nicely. And is different from the rest.
07-04-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,475
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

Very cool bike. Build & ride. Karakoram was...

Very cool bike. Build & ride.

Karakoram was my grail bike back in the mid '90s. I bought a 1998 (I think) model, tore it down and built it with my preferred parts, and the frame broke in 2000.
07-02-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,475
Posted By 3speedslow

A lot of aluminium bikes got aftermarket CF forks...

A lot of aluminium bikes got aftermarket CF forks when that material became prevalent. Mine was aluminium with a chromo fork so I found an aftermarket CF fork very close to the specs and put it on....
07-02-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,475
Posted By t_e_r_r_y

i wouldn't touch it up either, nothing wrong with...

i wouldn't touch it up either, nothing wrong with a little patina!

as for the fork, unless it's drastically different geometry, i would run what you've got. if you some how come across an...
06-30-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,475
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Don't even touch it up. Those nicks were earned.

Don't even touch it up. Those nicks were earned.
06-30-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,475
Posted By mechanicmatt

Easton Tubing was the prime beef of the aluminum...

Easton Tubing was the prime beef of the aluminum world back in the day. It's a good frame. Like others have said, look for cracks around the weld, usually around the head tube to be safe. If...
06-30-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,475
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Sweet triple triangle GT! The paint looks to be...

Sweet triple triangle GT! The paint looks to be in great shape. Touching up the chips should be no problem. Give it a wax if you have some and know how to, and that will shine it up and provide...
06-30-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,475
Posted By beicster

I never really like the GT mountain bikes (not...

I never really like the GT mountain bikes (not sure why) but I always loved the way their road bikes looked. I say do it. I don't think you will regret it.
06-30-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,475
Posted By TenGrainBread

Very cool bike. High end aluminum bikes from the...

Very cool bike. High end aluminum bikes from the mid to late 90s and very early 2000s are great. This was right before hydroforming started to become dominant in aluminum bike design so the bikes...
06-30-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,475
Posted By delbiker1

Ditto on that sentiment.

Ditto on that sentiment.
06-30-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,475
Posted By cb400bill

Touch it up, build it up, ride it up!

Touch it up, build it up, ride it up!
06-30-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,475
Posted By friendofpugs

Yes, if the frame fits, build it up and ride the...

Yes, if the frame fits, build it up and ride the snot out of it. Your questions remind me of concerns I had myself when I first got into "vintage" bikes and paint condition. After you've seen enough...
06-30-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,475
Posted By 2cam16

Touch it up and keep the original paint job. ...

Touch it up and keep the original paint job.
Nice find!
06-30-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,475
Posted By PugRider

That frame is worthy of a nice build. I have...

That frame is worthy of a nice build. I have kept my eyes peeled for YEARS for a nice GT road bike. It's sorta in my grail category. Good luck!
06-30-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,475
Posted By Pompiere

Classic & Vintage is a sliding scale. Pretty...

Classic & Vintage is a sliding scale. Pretty much everyone is welcome here, especially when you have something that other forums consider "obsolete". The road forum starts to get surly if you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,358
Posted By eflayer

in case your Future Shock rattle

check out my thread on that topic. Now that I have fixed my rattle I do like my Roubaix a ton.
06-13-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,745
Posted By DrIsotope

I don't need to justify how I spend my money. ...

I don't need to justify how I spend my money.

I don't need to occupy myself with pursuits like rescuing dogs.

I am not defined by the things I do not do.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,166
Posted By NoWhammies

mattleegee I haven't put the tyres on my bike...

mattleegee I haven't put the tyres on my bike yet. I likely will do so in the next week or so.

I have a big ride coming up and I want to make sure I'm doing the ride on good tyres.

Thanks for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,166
Posted By DrIsotope

Not the OP here, but as of this posting, 870...

Not the OP here, but as of this posting, 870 miles on my pair of Pirelli Cinturato Velo 700x35 (mounted April 29.) No issues or complaints. They mounted to 19mm internal wheels with no fuss at all,...
05-29-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,419
Posted By rosefarts

You told your wife what a bike costs? Mods,...

You told your wife what a bike costs?

Mods, move this thread to the beginners forum.
Forum: For Sale
05-23-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,007
Posted By Aubergine

The Orbea has been sold. The other three frames...

The Orbea has been sold. The other three frames are on the Seattle Craigslist under the Bikes section. I am not the seller at this point.

If you want to donate parts, I believe there is a co-op in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,330
Posted By tagaproject6

Nice bike! :thumb:

Nice bike! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,330
Posted By sdmc530

Love the bar tape, looks great. Every time...

Love the bar tape, looks great.

Every time I see that saddle I want to bend it flat lol
05-12-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 52,348
Posted By velojym

Made it into my suit. :thumb: ...

Made it into my suit. :thumb:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1140x2000/img_20190505_150634688_23a297c76c22b15fb22672d3eec75952dab779fb.jpg
255.8 this morning. 7 lbs left on...
05-06-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,874
Posted By BFisher

Some neat stories in here, especially recovering...

Some neat stories in here, especially recovering the old Puch.
As far as whether or not a 20 year old, NIB score exists, I'd say how about 30? They're out there.
I found this near me, still in...
05-06-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,874
Posted By Slightspeed

I got this Legnano Roma Olympiade in 1964, as a...

I got this Legnano Roma Olympiade in 1964, as a 16 year old junior racer. I still have it, still ride it, still love it, 55 years later....
05-06-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,874
Posted By gugie

Bought it when I was 15. Sold it when I was 23. ...

Bought it when I was 15. Sold it when I was 23.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/411x295/12281693206_a6d9566ff2_o_2d956080da51ee4e2ae84106cf723930a92ae99f.png

Smacking...
05-06-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,874
Posted By rustystrings61

Not a childhood bike, but one from adolescence -...

Not a childhood bike, but one from adolescence - my Dad bought me this 1976 Puch Royal X in 1978, and I rode it lots and all over....
05-06-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,874
Posted By bikemig

I didn't intentionally set out to look for my...

I didn't intentionally set out to look for my childhood bike but I did find it. My first bike was a Robin Hood raleigh 3 speed.

I found this bike 2 years ago and couldn't resist buying it:
...
05-06-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,874
Posted By Glennr134

My first real bike was a Huffy Wildfire. Almost...

My first real bike was a Huffy Wildfire. Almost bought one on Ebay . I wore that bike right out. Luckily I still have my road bike. Got it when I was 12. My uncles Hercules 10 speed. Its...
05-06-19, 03:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,874
Posted By horatio

My first bike was a red single speed, probably a...

My first bike was a red single speed, probably a Huffy or Murray. My first road bike was a yellow Schwinn Continental, purchased with my own money when I was 12. I’ve had the opportunity to buy...
05-06-19, 02:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,874
Posted By Bianchigirll

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/580x303/f43a0a5e_e978_4914_b1b4_058bded65bd3_967d54efa39895fe37ff671d31d8a52ca88742e3.jpeg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,358
Posted By rnothog

Bought a 2019 in the gray color last weekend....

Bought a 2019 in the gray color last weekend. There is nothing about it that I don’t love.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,358
Posted By surak

Congrats, you got the same bike I got, I'm sure...

Congrats, you got the same bike I got, I'm sure you'll love it! On a group ride last Saturday, one rider was telling me how brutal a descent was because she could feel every bump in the road, and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,358
Posted By mstateglfr

Neat bike. Function over form sometimes. ...

Neat bike.

Function over form sometimes. I get it. Whats most important is that saddle and post are comfortable. No point in being uncomfortable on the bike and if this is whats needed, then...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,358
Posted By waters60

Better than...

Better than this!https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1242x914/3fe1a75f_01fd_409b_a7d5_21e993854170_8c2862e4a4a3236cbe194a534790e46e04e21b7c.jpeg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,358
Posted By datlas

Still love the bike, but I finally remember who...

Still love the bike, but I finally remember who it reminds me of.

Beaky Buzzard! See the resemblance?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,358
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I recently shifted to a Prologo Dimension saddle....

I recently shifted to a Prologo Dimension saddle. It is one of the new shorty styled saddles that were recently introduced in the peloton.

After several hundred miles there is no more numbness on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,358
Posted By datlas

Agree the lines of the seatpost and saddle look...

Agree the lines of the seatpost and saddle look funny but who cares? Congrats!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,358
Posted By GuitarBob

Congrats! Based on the thread title, I thought...

Congrats! Based on the thread title, I thought there was some chance you bought one of these:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,358
Posted By puma1552

Great pickup...what did you end up paying for it?

Great pickup...what did you end up paying for it?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,358
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Congrats on your new family addition. :thumb: ...

Congrats on your new family addition. :thumb:

I still can’t get used to the look of that saddle, however.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,358
Posted By Igotdibs

Congrats on the new bike! Awesome.

Congrats on the new bike! Awesome.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,358
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I didn't really like Die at first, it wasn't what...

I didn't really like Die at first, it wasn't what I was used to. But I came to appreciate it quickly. You'll love yours.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,358
Posted By Bmach

Nice

Nice
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