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04-19-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,171
Posted By coopman

Simplicity, lightweight, nimble, pretty fast. ...

Simplicity, lightweight, nimble, pretty fast. It's everything that I need for street riding.
08-19-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,408
Posted By coopman

Most discussion forums these days have...

Most discussion forums these days have restrictions on hate speech, anything related to violence, weapons, etc. You have to abide by their rules or you move on in protest.
08-19-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,408
Posted By coopman

No, I didn't. I probably should have. I will if...

No, I didn't. I probably should have. I will if it happens again. I'm hoping that it was a one-off thing. I will keep my speed up when riding through there again. If I hadn't ran a stop sign the...
08-19-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,408
Posted By coopman

I was on Driftwood Circle in Brookwood Estates.

I was on Driftwood Circle in Brookwood Estates.
08-16-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,408
Posted By coopman

Sorry.

Sorry.
08-16-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,541
Posted By coopman

I've been riding around my neighborhood on a...

I've been riding around my neighborhood on a Bianchi Super Pista with 52/19 chainring/rear freewheel for close to a year. I need to put about 180 more miles on it to top 2,000 miles for 2021. I...
08-16-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,408
Posted By coopman

He Tried to Chase Me Down on Foot

I was out riding my bike a couple of weeks ago in my neighborhood and a teenager got out of a parked car as I passed it and started running towards me as fast as he could. I turned my head to see...
04-18-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,648
Posted By coopman

That looks great. Now get out there & ride...

That looks great. Now get out there & ride it!
02-22-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,287
Posted By coopman

Yes, a B67. It took approx. 400 miles to get to...

Yes, a B67. It took approx. 400 miles to get to the point where it felt pretty comfy to me.
01-31-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4,039
Views: 313,271
Posted By coopman

16.4 miles today. 70 degrees F but a 14 MPH...

16.4 miles today. 70 degrees F but a 14 MPH westerly wind slowed me down a lot.
01-11-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,767
Posted By coopman

My bike has a flip-flop hub so I can ride FG or...

My bike has a flip-flop hub so I can ride FG or freewheel. I've been riding FG for about the last 150 miles or so just to satisfy my curiosity about it. I am probably going to switch back to...
01-10-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 56,868
Posted By coopman

I just did 14.3 miles. I don't like this...

I just did 14.3 miles. I don't like this cool/cold weather riding. I'd rather it be 100 degrees out there....but only when I'm biking.
12-29-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 338,341
Posted By coopman

Congratulations on your accomplishment.

Congratulations on your accomplishment.
12-27-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 24,578
Views: 2,376,322
Posted By coopman

Yes, that's the biggest thing - you can't stop...

Yes, that's the biggest thing - you can't stop pedaling. At least not w/o being surprised by what happens next. It really is not as bad as I thought it would be though. I am slowing down a bit on...
12-23-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 24,578
Views: 2,376,322
Posted By coopman

...rode fixed gear for the first time ever. Not...

...rode fixed gear for the first time ever. Not sure if I liked it or not. It will need to grow on me some, I reckon.
12-16-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4,039
Views: 313,271
Posted By coopman

Windy and in the 50's here today. Bike going...

Windy and in the 50's here today. Bike going nowhere.
10-26-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,396
Posted By coopman

I used a pair of heavy duty tin snips. Worked...

I used a pair of heavy duty tin snips. Worked fine for my purposes. They also cut the brake cable cleanly.
10-26-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,440
Posted By coopman

I find that a front brake only gives me plenty of...

I find that a front brake only gives me plenty of stopping ability. I don't ride when the streets are wet though.
10-25-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,440
Posted By coopman

No, there is no pre-drilled hole for a rear...

No, there is no pre-drilled hole for a rear caliper brake.
10-07-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 338,341
Posted By coopman

That is a nice looking Corvette, I mean bike.

That is a nice looking Corvette, I mean bike.
09-29-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 120,771
Posted By coopman

You guys are a tough audience. My hands are...

You guys are a tough audience. My hands are going numb after about 2 minutes of riding. The higher bar position seems to help to reduce the weight on my hands and the numbness. I didn't get the...
09-29-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 120,771
Posted By coopman

Yes, I am thinking about getting a set of tall...

Yes, I am thinking about getting a set of tall "Stingray" type bars for it.
:^)
09-29-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 120,771
Posted By coopman

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/359x640/sp1_06aae97bf56162eeffac04e54cf81ff691779294.png ...
09-22-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,435
Posted By coopman

I got my conventional spoked wheels in today, so...

I got my conventional spoked wheels in today, so no worries, I didn't get any of these 3-spoked monsters.
09-20-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 56,868
Posted By coopman

I'm sorry to hear about your Mom. It's a hard...

I'm sorry to hear about your Mom. It's a hard thing and we all have to go through it. The pain gets a little less with each passing day.
09-19-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,845
Posted By coopman

Great looking bike, Tuga.

Great looking bike, Tuga.
09-17-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,845
Posted By coopman

Thanks for the great advice.

Thanks for the great advice.
09-16-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,845
Posted By coopman

I don't have any hills to worry about in my area....

I don't have any hills to worry about in my area.
One thing about riding fixed is that it will be difficult to adjust my seating position while riding in order to help relieve my aching butt. I...
09-16-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,435
Posted By coopman

I ordered some tires from Velomine. Those guys...

I ordered some tires from Velomine. Those guys are fast! My order from yesterday has already been shipped. Just made an add'l. order with them this morning for more parts. Thanks for the help.
09-14-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,845
Posted By coopman

Question on Riding Fixed

I've never ridden fixed, but I am very interested in trying it. I plan to get a flip-flop rear hub with a fixed cog on one side and a SS cog on the other. It seems to me that when riding fixed, the...
09-14-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,435
Posted By coopman

Thanks for the help guys.

Thanks for the help guys.
09-14-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,435
Posted By coopman

Anyone know what the front fork arm and rear fork...

Anyone know what the front fork arm and rear fork arm spacings are for the Bianchi Super Pista? I'm supposed to get the frame on the 17th, if the hurricane doesn't slow the delivery process down.
09-14-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,435
Posted By coopman

Thanks. I was quite fond of the color scheme...

Thanks. I was quite fond of the color scheme myself! This will not be one of those elite builds like you often see at pedalroom.com. I am trying to be as economical as I can with it initially. I...
09-14-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,435
Posted By coopman

Yes. It is like this one: ...

Yes. It is like this one:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bianchi-Super-Pista-Frameset-Satin-White-51cm-Track-Frame-Carbon-Fork-NEW-in-Box/192772606071?hash=item2ce2248877:g:1dMAAOSwJslbBa-h
09-14-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,435
Posted By coopman

I know - I wonder if the weight given in the ebay...

I know - I wonder if the weight given in the ebay advert. is incorrect?
09-14-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,435
Posted By coopman

Anyone Riding These 3 Spoke Wheels?

Looking for opinions on them. I'm trying to do a Super Pista build for riding paved streets and wondering if these are a good option. They seem kind of heavy at 3 kg per wheel. Thanks....
09-13-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By coopman

They are riser bars, but are really almost a...

They are riser bars, but are really almost a straight tube, 31" long, thicker in the middle section where they mount to the stem. I felt like an eagle spreading its wings to fly when I first used...
09-11-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By coopman

Width of Grip?

If I am measure 17" between my biceps (center to center), about what width should my grip on the bars be (from outside of hand to the outside of other hand)? There must be some rule of thumb for...
Forum: Introductions
09-10-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By coopman

Welcome to the forum and welcome back in the...

Welcome to the forum and welcome back in the saddle.
09-06-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By coopman

I have a Roll low entry at present. I am...

I have a Roll low entry at present. I am currently looking for something that is faster and more nimble for paved street riding. Follow Jagamov's advice above.
09-03-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4,039
Views: 313,271
Posted By coopman

10.2 miles.

10.2 miles.
09-02-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,444
Posted By coopman

And the emptiest wallet.

And the emptiest wallet.
09-01-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,785
Posted By coopman

One of the best decisions I ever made was to make...

One of the best decisions I ever made was to make the surgery back in 1981. I've had no hem. issues since.
09-01-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,648
Posted By coopman

Yes, maybe it's just a reflection. It was your...

Yes, maybe it's just a reflection. It was your bike that I was talking about, Walnutz. Thanks.
09-01-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By coopman

My normal ride right now is 10.2 miles. Last...

My normal ride right now is 10.2 miles. Last night I was feeling pretty motivated so I tried to see how fast I could do it. Got done in 44:50, avg. speed was 13.6 mph.
HeyPapa, greetings from...
09-01-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By coopman

My Roll has 21 gears, of which I only use about...

My Roll has 21 gears, of which I only use about 3. I don't have any hills to climb here. Do you still feel that the FX will be an upgrade to the Roll?
09-01-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,873
Posted By coopman

Never give up Chris. Get back in the saddle!

Never give up Chris. Get back in the saddle!
09-01-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By coopman

Been Riding a Roll. Want Something Faster

I've been riding a Specialized Roll for about a year now. I'm almost 67 years old and generally average 12.5-13.5 mph on my neighborhood rides. I would love to have something faster. I like the...
09-01-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,648
Posted By coopman

Is that a decent weld where the bottom tube meets...

Is that a decent weld where the bottom tube meets the head tube? It looks a bit ragged in the photo.
08-29-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,643
Posted By coopman

Darn! No 49cm frames for us short people. It's...

Darn! No 49cm frames for us short people. It's height discrimination!!!
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