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02-03-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,320
Posted By Biketiger

Beautiful build. I especially like the anodized...

Beautiful build. I especially like the anodized blue stem & post. Looks great with the cream paint.
Thanks for sharing this - I've never heard of Handsome Devil either - now I'm glad I have. Cool...
02-03-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Biketiger

This is my first and surely last double TT. Of...

This is my first and surely last double TT. Of course they are not common and its not a design I would not normally seek out.
It'll be interesting to see if it feels much different than my other...
02-03-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Biketiger

Indy Fab ti Crown Jewel Roadster w/two top tubes

I just pulled the trigger on this 2008 Independent Fabrication titanium Crown Jewel roadster.
Sight unseen. I own a 2001 Crown Jewel roadbike which rides beautifully and I know IF makes great...
01-23-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,226
Posted By Biketiger

Bill, you say you are "always looking for deals."...

Bill, you say you are "always looking for deals." You don't want to be the guy who misses out on a great deal that you saw first but somebody more local snagged before you can get your hands on it....
01-22-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By Biketiger

Is this the most vertical seat tube you've ever seen?

Saw this bike on ebay, listed as a "Steel NJS Track" bike. I race, ride and collect track bikes, including a Makino and I've never seen such a steep seat tube. I can see how it allows the rear wheel...
01-03-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,859
Posted By Biketiger

What I find even more disturbing than Trek's...

What I find even more disturbing than Trek's suggestion that one should consider scrapping their aluminum bike after 10 years is their suggested service schedule.
"Most bikes need service for every...
12-26-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,286
Posted By Biketiger

Okay :) Everyone has their unique experiences for...

Okay :) Everyone has their unique experiences for sure. Having bought many used bikes over the years, I really appreciate sellers who know bikes, know what they're doing, give complete and accurate...
12-26-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,286
Posted By Biketiger

I don't know about the Bianchi in question....

I don't know about the Bianchi in question. Surely the may have missed something.
Convenience means it's easier, availability means it exists. The other piece is, Steel Vintage bikes are...
12-26-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,286
Posted By Biketiger

Totally disagree here as you completely miss the...

Totally disagree here as you completely miss the point. The question is not what's a better buy - a steel vintage bike offered on craiglist within driving distance or SVB? It's not about convenience...
12-26-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,286
Posted By Biketiger

I've admired their bikes and often their page...

I've admired their bikes and often their page will come up in an internet search of a bike I'm looking for - even previously sold items. I just bought a vintage Colnago track bike from them a month...
12-23-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Biketiger

Awesome! The Apollo Racer was my first bike in...

Awesome! The Apollo Racer was my first bike in the early 70's. Mine was a dark purple. I remember the dual top tubes that are not parallel. Had no idea what the bike was til I came across this...
12-22-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By Biketiger

I have a herd of brooks saddles. The old advice...

I have a herd of brooks saddles. The old advice about the nut is 'don't mess with it,' until you need to which is when the saddle starts to sag. This happens over time, usually years of riding and...
12-13-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By Biketiger

Is this a real De Rosa?

Here is a link to an ebay listing for a De Rosa track bike. Seller in Australia must be confident in what he's got because he's asking over $4000 for it. Here's what I see:
1) The seat stays are...
08-01-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 8,772
Posted By Biketiger

The signal method from the league I referenced...

The signal method from the league I referenced above is from their current site. They even include a nice video where they point out that the left arm signal held at a 90 degree angle is suggested to...
08-01-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 8,772
Posted By Biketiger

There you go. Or maybe we should all adopt the...

There you go. Or maybe we should all adopt the signals that aircraft marshals use :):
...
08-01-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 8,772
Posted By Biketiger

Cycling and hand signals

I am biking along a paved multi-use trail today and I see a rider coming towards me in the opposite lane. About 10 yards away he raises his right arm skyward. Clearly he is signaling a turn but I am...
07-28-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,379
Posted By Biketiger

Your question wasn't stupid - it was just poorly...

Your question wasn't stupid - it was just poorly constructed. Were you being rhetorical wanting to know why bikes in general are so expensive or were you researching purchasing options and were...
07-02-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,141
Posted By Biketiger

Excellent points. How do you avoid cars pulling...

Excellent points. How do you avoid cars pulling out in front of you? As I was biking on the right side of the lane, I made eye contact with a driver of a minivan at the exit of a parking lot - she...
06-18-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,147
Posted By Biketiger

You're concerned about the orientation of your...

You're concerned about the orientation of your labels and ignore the grease and filth caked on your hub and cassette.
To each his own...
02-21-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,817
Posted By Biketiger

"Pretty" is, after all, in the eye of the...

"Pretty" is, after all, in the eye of the beholder. I agree with the above comments - the black bars, black brakes, black stem and black rims over power the Celeste green and seem out of place on...
01-24-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By Biketiger

I noticed this a while ago. Ebay used to have cm...

I noticed this a while ago. Ebay used to have cm selection and inexplicably they took it away. It's inches only. And no, they don't understand the market nor do they care - otherwise they'd be more...
Replies: 48
Views: 4,183
Posted By Biketiger

You did good on that trade. The Marantz is a...

You did good on that trade. The Marantz is a decent solid state amp from the 1970's A powerful workhorse with a phono stage but nothing super special. There's a ton of them around. Besides, I could...
01-22-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,496
Posted By Biketiger

I LOVE THIS!!! Truly - what great sentiments. I...

I LOVE THIS!!! Truly - what great sentiments. I find something to appreciate in all of them but #5 & #7 are my favorites. I enjoy riding & passionate about each of my bikes. I need to ride and love...
01-02-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 31,276
Posted By Biketiger

Oh NO! Look what I did to my 1990 Ritchey Ultra....

Oh NO! Look what I did to my 1990 Ritchey Ultra. Check out the forged derailleur mount - I gave you a close-up.
It's currently set-up with a White Industries eccentric hub and freewheel but I also...
12-30-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,181
Posted By Biketiger

Great to hear from you Tomm! I am glad that you...

Great to hear from you Tomm! I am glad that you are recovering and will survive to endure another ride or 10000. I was sad to learn of your accident but it's been a valuable lesson for me in bike...
12-30-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,945
Posted By Biketiger

Yes it does - now I understand how all this earth...

Yes it does - now I understand how all this earth science relates to bikes. Thanks!
12-04-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,940
Posted By Biketiger

+ 1 Your leg should be almost fully extended...

+ 1
Your leg should be almost fully extended when your foot is on the PEDAL at its lowest position not the ground.
12-02-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,424
Posted By Biketiger

Check out this thread: ...

Check out this thread:
www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1218278-steel-gravel-bikes-most-upright-relaxed-posture.html

When you buy a new bike, you can order whatever size you want....
11-29-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,533
Posted By Biketiger

Just use your bell every time you pass someone....

Just use your bell every time you pass someone. In my experience, it works better than shouting, "on your left," which sounds like a command. Some people will actually move to the left. I've had this...
11-11-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,200
Posted By Biketiger

Thanks for the other plater recommendation...

Thanks for the other plater recommendation ManekiNico. I called Jack Trumbull at Franklin Frames today as this was the time he suggested he'd be available to get it started. No answer. Mailbox is...
08-18-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,509
Posted By Biketiger

Truth is, you'll never know what type of bike...

Truth is, you'll never know what type of bike works best for you until you try it. People will offer their opinions and insights but how are you really going to know if a racing bike fits your style...
08-06-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,830
Posted By Biketiger

Here a few photos of my 1978 Speedwell. It weighs...

Here a few photos of my 1978 Speedwell. It weighs 17.6 lbs as a complete bike including a brooks steel-rail saddle! I had never heard of Speedwell until I saw this one on consignment from a LBS. Not...
07-31-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,556
Posted By Biketiger

Fascinating thread - different opinions/values...

Fascinating thread - different opinions/values regarding cosmetics and care. I believe in taking really good care of my bikes.
I try to get high quality stuff that will last - if you maintain it....
07-27-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 21,329
Posted By Biketiger

Kunsunoke says it best. I think there was a...

Kunsunoke says it best. I think there was a synthesis of frame design, elegant italian aesthetic and technology (lighter Columbus tubing over Reynolds 531) that coalesced into amazing bikes and the...
07-26-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 21,329
Posted By Biketiger

Marked up? Sure and it's also very expensive to...

Marked up? Sure and it's also very expensive to produce things in Italy - certainly a lot more than China where 90% of bikes are made.
Nagasawa went to Italy and worked for De Rosa in the 1970s...
05-02-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,096
Posted By Biketiger

Shogun looked way better before. Nitto mustache...

Shogun looked way better before. Nitto mustache bars maybe but those grandpa bars and bmx grips looks weird.
04-22-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,426
Posted By Biketiger

SHELBYFV: Why not follow your own advice - if...

SHELBYFV:
Why not follow your own advice - if you don't see this a legitimate topic - Why bother posting a reply?
Given the number of responses, you haven't discouraged anyone who does deem it...
04-21-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,754
Posted By Biketiger

Is it about steel having a bad weight rap? Of...

Is it about steel having a bad weight rap? Of course not. Most folks, in any industry, buy what the corporations are offering and buy products wherever corporations want to sell them - mass market...
04-21-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,929
Posted By Biketiger

[QUOTE='02 nrs;21431321]no problem as long as...

[QUOTE='02 nrs;21431321]no problem as long as Uncle Sam is paid.
...
01-17-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,203
Posted By Biketiger

Demand has definitely shifted. A bike made in...

Demand has definitely shifted. A bike made in 1980 is now 40 years old. And unlike cars of that era - there's still a lot of them around. So the supply is there. Why is the demand different? For...
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