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05-03-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,342
Posted By ldmataya

iab I do appreciate the offer, but I won't need...

iab I do appreciate the offer, but I won't need it. I will, however need a few other things and you are first on my list.

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04-30-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,342
Posted By ldmataya

I haven't had this out for awhile. Getting closer...

I haven't had this out for awhile. Getting closer to finding it a mission.

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04-07-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By ldmataya

This made me want to drop everything and go ride...

This made me want to drop everything and go ride interesting places for a month.
04-06-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By ldmataya

Hey Skip, the FMB PRs I purchased 5 years ago...

Hey Skip, the FMB PRs I purchased 5 years ago also have this external threading so this isn't recent. I have an old set of Clements that also have this style stem, but other than that everything else...
03-10-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,378
Posted By ldmataya

I'm still working on my Sledgehammer, only have...

I'm still working on my Sledgehammer, only have some of the parts. Maybe next year. Great thread!
12-17-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By ldmataya

Nice project! Have you checked the date stamps on...

Nice project! Have you checked the date stamps on the RD and crank? Some would find a front der that matched, and the link you provided is to a post-1978 "not going to impale you" front.derailleur....
12-17-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,866
Posted By ldmataya

This difference is quite noticeable in off-road...

This difference is quite noticeable in off-road riding, if you pay attention. All serious MTB riders know what kind of tight switchback they are going to struggle with. For me it is right hand turns,...
12-08-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,164
Posted By ldmataya

I think these will be C&V some day - surprisingly...

I think these will be C&V some day - surprisingly well mannered bike which I love to ride. This was the best year for the Fillmore because it was still welded in Wisconsin, has the stainless logo...
12-06-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,557
Posted By ldmataya

In my game, no matter how hard I pedal I can't...

In my game, no matter how hard I pedal I can't beat this F. Maertens guy in the sprint.
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11-25-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,342
Posted By ldmataya

Dairyland Dare registration up

I didn't see a thread on this, so thought I would start it. August 7, 2021. https://dairylanddare.com/

For those of you familiar with the "decline" of the past couple of years, the Dare has new...
11-25-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,042
Posted By ldmataya

Wow, tough choice. There is one ride I would do...

Wow, tough choice. There is one ride I would do again if I had a time machine. Way back when, my racing friends and I would always try to get one last epic road ride in before snow. So for several...
06-15-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By ldmataya

I use 32mm cross tubulars on some older, narrow...

I use 32mm cross tubulars on some older, narrow tubular rims with no issues at all - they work great. In fact I recently laced a set to disc hubs and they look great and will last forever since there...
03-24-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,316
Posted By ldmataya

If nothing else, this could be a really...

If nothing else, this could be a really interesting time to buy and sell, so I am going to pick up the pace even though I don't really need to. When markets get volatile, you can sometimes get the...
03-23-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 15,600
Posted By ldmataya

I'm creating a new category - prettiest couple....

I'm creating a new category - prettiest couple. ChromeMolly 's Trek 950 and my Trek 750 Orange Crush.

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03-23-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 28,821
Posted By ldmataya

Finn and Phoebe - Chinese Crested. They tan in...

Finn and Phoebe - Chinese Crested. They tan in the summer and need sweaters the other 9 months up here. Would definitely ride in a cargo bike once I acquire one.
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03-23-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 28,821
Posted By ldmataya

Cute dogs! We have a Finn who is also a couch...

Cute dogs! We have a Finn who is also a couch dweller with his sister. I'll have to post them.
03-13-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,521
Posted By ldmataya

I have them on my Umberto Dei grocery and cafe...

I have them on my Umberto Dei grocery and cafe bike. The comments are all pretty accurate. I have nice pads that are adjusted well, but I just ride this on the flats. The rear mechanism has multiple...
01-22-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,613
Posted By ldmataya

If you are is interested in doing a group ride on...

If you are is interested in doing a group ride on zwift, it isn't too difficult. There are a couple of methods, including just agreeing with someone to meet at a certain time and place, but there is...
12-27-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,084
Posted By ldmataya

I would probably buy cars but there is no place...

I would probably buy cars but there is no place to put them. So am I the first one to say "more bikes"? Cuz they will fit. Actually I'm trying to kit out for some adventure riding, long days on a...
11-26-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,158
Posted By ldmataya

I'm also all for 28. 36 hole hubs and rims have...

I'm also all for 28. 36 hole hubs and rims have been the solution to bad spokes, bad rim beds, and bad wheel builds for decades now. Remember that one reason we liked 36 hole wheels was because you...
11-15-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,494
Posted By ldmataya

Kool Stop Dura2 Carbon #2...

Kool Stop Dura2 Carbon #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) is all I use. They are black so look good on my LeMond. They also work just as well on alu rims. Another...
11-13-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4,010
Views: 378,384
Posted By ldmataya

I *think* I have a Veloce 8s long cage which...

I *think* I have a Veloce 8s long cage which accomplishes the same thing with a bit less bling. Are you specifically looking for the one labeled Racing Triple? Started repainting my shop so I can't...
11-07-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2,383
Views: 247,384
Posted By ldmataya

This is Aria. I didn't ask her to guard the...

This is Aria. I didn't ask her to guard the Bottecchia, she volunteered.
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08-21-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,239
Posted By ldmataya

I have some data on this topic, having used a...

I have some data on this topic, having used a power meter for a few years, and tracking things carefully up until about 3 years ago. At the same power, speed difference #1...
Forum: Foo
08-16-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,783
Posted By ldmataya

Yes it is because those states have larger...

Yes it is because those states have larger mortgages and higher housing costs in general. Except for Hawaii, they also generally have larger incomes. In those states people are still "betting" on the...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,783
Posted By ldmataya

Keep in mind you can usually tell any story you...

Keep in mind you can usually tell any story you want to with statistics. So If I want to paint a gloom-and-doom, I use the absolute credit numbers. But if I express debt as a percentage of income,...
08-11-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 158,423
Posted By ldmataya

I know a couple of the people at Race Day so when...

I know a couple of the people at Race Day so when I run into them I will ask what they have in mind.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,084
Posted By ldmataya

Welcome to the forums. I regularly ride the roads...

Welcome to the forums. I regularly ride the roads you are talking about (Mount Horeb, Blue Mounds, New Glarus, Barneveld, Mineral Point). All modern bikes are light, but a bike that fits and that I...
07-23-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,737
Posted By ldmataya

Road riders who switch to MTB often keep weight...

Road riders who switch to MTB often keep weight too far forward - likely what you are doing since you are riding on flat roads. When I started riding off road seriously after 30 years of nothing but...
07-19-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,125
Posted By ldmataya

Once you've sold something, I don't believe it is...

Once you've sold something, I don't believe it is yours anymore - is it? Lets say for the sake of argument that the OPs Ritchey really is worth $1,500 to some collector because it is serial #1...
07-18-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,566
Posted By ldmataya

Biggest issue in doing so was typically brake...

Biggest issue in doing so was typically brake clearance with larger tires. It was not uncommon around here to have a shop braze on cantilever mounts to a steel bike to make it a touring or off road...
07-16-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,272
Posted By ldmataya

They make pretty good commuter - all purpose...

They make pretty good commuter - all purpose bikes. This one was covered in grease and grime at a flea market but my wife saw enough of the paint to dig it out.
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07-10-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,568
Posted By ldmataya

I have this problem with my hardtail MTB,...

I have this problem with my hardtail MTB, especially on a rough trail ride. Fortunately it has a removable seatpost clamp, so I purchased some extras that have a heavier clamp bolt. They are...
07-09-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,085
Posted By ldmataya

Off by a year. 1954 Tipo Roma. ...

Off by a year. 1954 Tipo Roma.

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07-07-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,190
Posted By ldmataya

I piped up awhile back with an opinion on the Leo...

I piped up awhile back with an opinion on the Leo Bottecchia, so cudak888 asked me to back up that seemingly authoritarian claim :)

My story is I've been a fan of these for awhile. I own a 1969...
07-03-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,046
Posted By ldmataya

You can get a quick release adapter that slides...

You can get a quick release adapter that slides into your wheel axle - we've used that with our Thule wheel carriers (the flexible arm ones). There is also a rigid thru axle wall mount that I've...
07-01-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,615
Posted By ldmataya

I think the most useful statement in the article...

I think the most useful statement in the article is "the sidewalls donít really hold up the weight of bike and rider. Itís the air that supports the weight." And note that this statement is true no...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,960
Posted By ldmataya

Tires, rims, riding style, everything matters in...

Tires, rims, riding style, everything matters in trying to make comparisons so almost impossible to generalize. But +1 on getting an accurate pressure gauge that you use no matter what pump you use....
05-15-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By ldmataya

Somehow I pictured this being done with cardboard...

Somehow I pictured this being done with cardboard stencils that would get used for a period of time and then tossed. But a metal stencil makes perfect sense. My brother and I have discussed how an...
05-07-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,148
Posted By ldmataya

I like clamps better for their flexibility. You...

I like clamps better for their flexibility. You can add a chain keeper, etc. Next time I pull apart my Lemond I'm going to paint the clamp the downtube color and enhance the braze-on derailleur.
05-01-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,157
Posted By ldmataya

Been doing it for years. My recipe is 3-1 ratio...

Been doing it for years. My recipe is 3-1 ratio of household paraffin (Gulf Wax) to beeswax which I get from Amazon. Beeswax adds some viscosity. I use a crock pot; warm up the pot, remove chain, dip...
04-30-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 127,409
Posted By ldmataya

I will take one in full light as soon as it stops...

I will take one in full light as soon as it stops snowing and raining here. So you get a 28 to work with traditional 52-42 in front? That is pretty close to the gear inches I've got. But I do like...
04-29-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 127,409
Posted By ldmataya

I solved my gearing problem. I love riding my...

I solved my gearing problem. I love riding my Trek 750 with last generation Super Record, but trying to ride around SW Wisconsin with 42x24 granny gear just doesn't work anymore. It is do-able, but...
04-29-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 158,423
Posted By ldmataya

The Facebook chatter has already made it clear...

The Facebook chatter has already made it clear how difficult a marketing and PR challenge this is going to be for whomever takes over a sullied brand. I am one of those of the opinion that taking the...
03-25-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,254
Posted By ldmataya

Yes, and he attributed it primarily to the...

Yes, and he attributed it primarily to the hysteresis (deformation) loss from the glue between the tire and the rim.
https://yarchive.net/bike/rolling_resistance.html

But remember that more...
03-22-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,254
Posted By ldmataya

There is just no comparison for me to the ride...

There is just no comparison for me to the ride quality of a light, high quality rim and tire. I purchase the widest tubulars that will fit my road bikes, somewhere in the 25-28mm range. Tubeless...
03-13-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,873
Posted By ldmataya

This one. Not a classic (yet) but all steel. I...

This one. Not a classic (yet) but all steel. I have a bag with a 11-36 cassette, a SRAM rear clutch derailleur, chain, and a bar-end shifter with housing. So in 10 minutes it becomes a 1x11. I prefer...
03-11-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,667
Posted By ldmataya

1996 Zurich with a newer powdercoat finish. Best...

1996 Zurich with a newer powdercoat finish. Best riding steel frame I own. Currently upgrading to 11 speed - with tubular wheelset should be right at 19lbs.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By ldmataya

When we don't stay with my daughter, we like to...

When we don't stay with my daughter, we like to rent an Airbnb right downtown, as close to the river as possible. Then everything is walking distance but you are still essentially in a residential...
02-18-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4,010
Views: 378,384
Posted By ldmataya

Are you looking for 32 or 36? I have one buried...

Are you looking for 32 or 36? I have one buried in a drawer and have not idea which drilling it is, but I can look.
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