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03-02-11, 05:53 PM
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Posted By PunctualAlex

Anybody else riding the Leadville 100 this year? Can anybody help out a first-timer?

I finally made the commitment, joined the lottery... and I got in! I'm really excited and I've got my sights set on that belt buckle, but I'm also painfully aware that I've never raced on this level...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,164
Posted By PunctualAlex

I bought it intending to tour on it, hoping (in...

I bought it intending to tour on it, hoping (in vain) that I'd be able to get the fit dialed in even though it's a size too small for me. It's been gathering dust in my room during the winter, and...
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Views: 2,164
Posted By PunctualAlex

1193 Miyata 1000LT

http://i.imgur.com/tTRl3.jpg

This specimen is in good to very-good shape: there's no rust or missing paint anywhere, although the paint is a little scratched in a few places and the decals are...
08-16-10, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By PunctualAlex

Older Litespeed with a 1" fork/HS?

Yesterday I went to check out an older Litespeed Obed to replace my recently-stolen XC bike. The Litespeed was in great shape, but there was one issue- I think it had a fork (Answer Manitou Ti Sx)...
10-07-09, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 151,772
Posted By PunctualAlex

PM Sent

PM Sent
Forum: Touring
05-30-09, 11:39 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,053
Posted By PunctualAlex

Hey friends, I just found this thread today-...

Hey friends,
I just found this thread today- don't know why I didn't think to check BF sooner. I applied 2 weeks ago and I've been chewing my nails to the quick since then, refreshing the BFF...
05-26-09, 09:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,734
Posted By PunctualAlex

Agreed. The Brooks would look somewhat akin to...

Agreed. The Brooks would look somewhat akin to wearing a tweed cap with your neon leg warmers and a single white glove, covered in rhinestones.
A word about the little wire doo-dad attached to the...
05-25-09, 10:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,282
Posted By PunctualAlex

I feel like we have this thread every week. Fill...

I feel like we have this thread every week. Fill in the blanks:

"Hi, my carbon fiber ________ has this _______ in the ___________ but it's not structural so should I ride it?"
"Not if you like...
05-25-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By PunctualAlex

Try overhauling the rear derailer first. Unless...

Try overhauling the rear derailer first. Unless something is obviously broken (bent cage, something snapped, worn pivots) you should be able to fix everything. Try this: take the derailer off the...
05-25-09, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,453
Posted By PunctualAlex

Karma will work itself out. You think you've...

Karma will work itself out. You think you've gotten a good deal until you try opening that Tubasti, which is really nasty stuff.
05-24-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5,484
Views: 1,256,642
Posted By PunctualAlex

It's still 10 good reasons not to drink coke...

It's still 10 good reasons not to drink coke during the day for the rest of us. As for me, drinking anything too sugary during exercise makes my mouth feel sticky, but that's just me...



Why is...
05-24-09, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,847,511
Posted By PunctualAlex

You know, you can say this about a lot of porn on...

You know, you can say this about a lot of porn on the internet, bikes or not. I mean, I agree with you, but this is the thread I come to when I want to see **** like that.
05-22-09, 09:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,546
Posted By PunctualAlex

Or they'll outlaw being named Graeme, or they'll...

Or they'll outlaw being named Graeme, or they'll outlaw being Scottish...
05-22-09, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,847,511
Posted By PunctualAlex

If it was anybody's except Obree's and for...

If it was anybody's except Obree's and for anything except the hour record, I would label it jackass and forget about it. But god, I love that odd Scotsman and I will forgive him nearly anything. The...
05-21-09, 10:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,029
Posted By PunctualAlex

You can get away with this using wall studs as...

You can get away with this using wall studs as well. I was skeptical, but I put up 2 racks, one with 6 hooks and one with 4, in my living room. They're mounted horizontally just like the ones in the...
05-19-09, 04:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,131
Posted By PunctualAlex

I cut the top tube cable guides off a Trek 460...

I cut the top tube cable guides off a Trek 460 (Tange 1000, double-butted CrMo) and I don't regret it at all. I replaced the hi-ten fork, too. I even crossed out the "460" and wrote "Madone" in paint...
05-19-09, 12:22 PM
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Views: 219,462
Posted By PunctualAlex

Nah, that one's been posted 3 or 4 times. I've...

Nah, that one's been posted 3 or 4 times. I've always had a soft spot for viscount/lambert, always sort of wanted one. I'd probably buy the one I listed if I wasn't leaving town in a few days.
05-19-09, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By PunctualAlex

You can also get a chain wear gauge for pretty...

You can also get a chain wear gauge for pretty cheap, it can be worth having. Hang it on a hook right by your bike and make it part of your pre- or post-ride routine. If you replace the chain as soon...
05-19-09, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,239
Posted By PunctualAlex

I've never seen a Centurion with WC stripes... ...

I've never seen a Centurion with WC stripes...

I mean, it's your re-paint- if those are the colors that make you smile every time you look at it and make you excited to ride, then do it and to...
05-18-09, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 219,462
Posted By PunctualAlex

Looks like a death fork on Craigslist... ...

Looks like a death fork on Craigslist...



Would it be out of line if I posted a warning to potential buyers about the fork? I don't want to ruin his sale, but I also don't want a new cyclist to...
05-18-09, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,224
Posted By PunctualAlex

ah, just curious- have those tires been glued to...

ah, just curious- have those tires been glued to the rim or just mounted and inflated?
05-18-09, 10:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,717
Posted By PunctualAlex

Two people have already told you it's a fair...

Two people have already told you it's a fair deal, what are you waiting for? Go get it!
And for next time, keep in mind there is an entire subforum for this type of thread.
05-17-09, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By PunctualAlex

I believe he's referring to lowrider rack mounts...

I believe he's referring to lowrider rack mounts a.k.a. mid-fork braze-ons a.k.a. "those things on the fork."

OP, I'm not sure I know of any brands off the top of my head. I just found a Raleigh...
05-16-09, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By PunctualAlex

Don't get your handlebars powdercoated. It will...

Don't get your handlebars powdercoated. It will be slippery and look tarcky. Also, a cheap powder coat job might look as garbage as the current paint. Also, will the powdercoater disassemble the bike...
05-15-09, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By PunctualAlex

Looks like a nice enough find. I would recommend...

Looks like a nice enough find. I would recommend against powder-coating the frame, it will look more distinct as-is and the paint looks like it's in good shape. It's likely got 27" wheels so you will...
05-15-09, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 219,462
Posted By PunctualAlex

I saw that and went as far as picking up my...

I saw that and went as far as picking up my phone, but I already bought a bike today... too bad, that one looks beautiful.
05-15-09, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,025
Posted By PunctualAlex

Um... LBS? You could also try to contact Shimano,...

Um... LBS? You could also try to contact Shimano, since you have the part #.
I'm gonna swing by the scrap frame pile later today, I'll keep an eye out for one.
05-14-09, 06:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,084
Posted By PunctualAlex

If you're in Denver, go to the Cycle Analyst! Not...

If you're in Denver, go to the Cycle Analyst! Not the cheapest shop around, but definitely the only one i would trust with a bike older than 1999. They do excellent repair work and they stock a...
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By PunctualAlex

If this helps, my roommate just sold this exact...

If this helps, my roommate just sold this exact frame for $300 to a kid building a fixed-gear. $125 is a damn steal.
05-13-09, 11:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,951
Posted By PunctualAlex

Isn't this all sort of pointless speculation...

Isn't this all sort of pointless speculation without knowing the prices? I'm guessing the 520 is substantially cheaper which, considering that they are both totally appropriate for the job at hand,...
05-13-09, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 219,462
Posted By PunctualAlex

http://denver.craigslist.org/bik/1168787199.html ...

http://denver.craigslist.org/bik/1168787199.html



Schwinns aren't really my thing, but if this ad stays up for another hour I'll email him anyway.
05-11-09, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 219,462
Posted By PunctualAlex

Yeah, but worst case scenario you can comfort...

Yeah, but worst case scenario you can comfort yourself with some delicious beer.
05-11-09, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 219,462
Posted By PunctualAlex

That's amazing. I would trade that man those...

That's amazing. I would trade that man those beers for that bike.
05-11-09, 01:14 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,329
Posted By PunctualAlex

So when you post something dumb, it's an open...

So when you post something dumb, it's an open forum, and when people disagree with your stupid thread for jerks, they're butthurt?



Your posts are getting stupider. You said you like to stay...
05-11-09, 12:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 536
Posted By PunctualAlex

It is possible to get a disc brake front wheel...

It is possible to get a disc brake front wheel and run two non-machined rims, but you'll also need to get a disc brake fork. Avid makes a BB7 for the road. That setup will run you 2-3 times as much...
05-10-09, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By PunctualAlex

Doesn't Fulcrum make shimano-compatible freehub...

Doesn't Fulcrum make shimano-compatible freehub bodies for Fulcrum/Campagnolo wheelsets?
05-10-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By PunctualAlex

Absolutely do not get paint stripper anywhere...

Absolutely do not get paint stripper anywhere near the carbon on your bike. Carbon fiber is made of fibers held together with epoxies. Paint stripper is a heavy-duty solvent and could wreak havoc on...
05-09-09, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 219,462
Posted By PunctualAlex

They changed the number for this one, but it's...

They changed the number for this one, but it's another Colorado number...
05-09-09, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 219,462
Posted By PunctualAlex

Huh, there was an Eddy Merckx that belonged to...

Huh, there was an Eddy Merckx that belonged to somebody's ex posted for $50 this morning in Denver craigslist with the same phone number. You would think if they were going to the effort of changing...
05-09-09, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 219,462
Posted By PunctualAlex

I've already dispatched an email. From the...

I've already dispatched an email. From the pictures, it has safety levers and the dropouts don't look like the quality kind. Anyone think this is worth the trip?
05-08-09, 12:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,260
Posted By PunctualAlex

How did this not come up before post 6? I think...

How did this not come up before post 6? I think the idea of a Pro-level alleycat was too amazing for some people to resist...

edit: also, that bit about the tour being fixed because Henri...
05-07-09, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 219,462
Posted By PunctualAlex

Not an exceptional bike by any means, but $100 is...

Not an exceptional bike by any means, but $100 is a pretty good price.
05-05-09, 03:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,533
Posted By PunctualAlex

Cannondale offers frame trade-ins for almost any...

Cannondale offers frame trade-ins for almost any cannondale frame- you may not get much of a discount, but it's apparently worth some money to them to keep you on one of their frames. Take your...
05-05-09, 03:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,533
Posted By PunctualAlex

Short answer- no. The frame is toast. Long...

Short answer- no. The frame is toast.

Long answer- You can sort of see in the second picture that the "removable/replacable" part of the hanger fits around the outside of the dropout and bolts on...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,230
Posted By PunctualAlex

The rust is all superficial. Thanks for the...

The rust is all superficial.
Thanks for the opinions, everyone- I would have put it at $300 myself, so I'm glad to see I'm not crazy.
Replies: 6
Views: 1,230
Posted By PunctualAlex

Novara Randonee loaded touring bike

This is a Novara Randonee touring bike- Tange #2 throughout, beautiful purple and silver paint job, a few minor rust spots, 18-speed indexed Shimano Deore drivetrain including Cantilever brakes,...
05-04-09, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,520,762
Posted By PunctualAlex

Without the benefit of the proper rake or trail...

Without the benefit of the proper rake or trail that the frame was designed for?

P.S. point taken about the cold setting- I didn't know that.
05-04-09, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,649
Posted By PunctualAlex

Most 9-speed mountain bike chains use master...

Most 9-speed mountain bike chains use master links, and the chainlines go way out on mountain bikes. Chainline won't cause a master link to fail.



The only riveted chains I've ever seen are the...
05-04-09, 09:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,196
Posted By PunctualAlex

Yes it did! ...

Yes it did!

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=536002

It was a great bike, but I'm too young to be a collector and I just wasn't putting the miles on it- just having a heart attack...
05-04-09, 12:53 AM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,520,762
Posted By PunctualAlex

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stress-strain_curve ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stress-strain_curve

Your fork has been bent to the point where the metal has passed it's "yield point," which means it's no longer springing back. Because the fork is...
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