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Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,676
Posted By trelhak

Now that is some trick engineering.

Now that is some trick engineering.
09-09-09, 06:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,045
Posted By trelhak

In terms of raw strength, no one should be able...

In terms of raw strength, no one should be able able to break a 1/8" chain. If you can, please include a picture of your bike, because I've always wanted to know what a World's Strongest Man...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-09, 05:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,676
Posted By trelhak

Are Storck wheels still just re-branded Zipps? ...

Are Storck wheels still just re-branded Zipps?

I love Storck's road bikes because despite having non plus ultra weight and stiffness values, their geometries are actually pretty tame so you can...
09-08-09, 06:53 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,739
Posted By trelhak

hipster purse.

hipster purse.
09-05-09, 10:44 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,739
Posted By trelhak

Aside from when you're riding for exercise or...

Aside from when you're riding for exercise or competition (when lycra is proper), why not just wear what cycle-commuters have been wearing over a hundred years: pant-leg straps. (They don't have to...
09-04-09, 03:04 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,739
Posted By trelhak

Skinny jeans reduce the likelihood of what...

Skinny jeans reduce the likelihood of what getting caught? Your beard? Your wallet chain? Los huevos?
09-04-09, 06:12 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,739
Posted By trelhak

That wasn't a bra, it's a new design by Camelbak:...

That wasn't a bra, it's a new design by Camelbak: the Ladylump.
09-03-09, 06:45 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,739
Posted By trelhak

Since the natural response by the fashion world...

Since the natural response by the fashion world to every stupid trend is to counter with an equally stupid trend...

After a few years of super baggy jeans the response was to go super-tight. ...
09-03-09, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,896,547
Posted By trelhak

Agree completely.

Agree completely.
09-02-09, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,896,547
Posted By trelhak

^ lolwut?

^ lolwut?
08-30-09, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,896,547
Posted By trelhak

What year is that? Rather, is the fork original?...

What year is that? Rather, is the fork original? If memory serves me correctly, I thought that Colnago had moved to the Precisa fork by the time those decals rolled around.

Great-looking,...
08-27-09, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,896,547
Posted By trelhak

You sure? Since 1997 he's never had more than one...

You sure? Since 1997 he's never had more than one model made of aluminum in his lineup. The same goes with lugged frames. He builds a lugged frame as a tribute to his teacher, but his best frames are...
08-27-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,896,547
Posted By trelhak

Sweet. I love old ads. A Super Record hubset on...

Sweet. I love old ads. A Super Record hubset on GP4 rims makes for a pretty heavy-duty wheel.
08-25-09, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,896,547
Posted By trelhak

Nothing wrong with not liking lugged frames. ...

Nothing wrong with not liking lugged frames. Lugged frames, however, both generally require a good deal more work and create a more pleasing, complex shape than a TIG-welded frame. (Fillet-brazed...
08-25-09, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,896,547
Posted By trelhak

I'm an Illinois alum, so I'm naturally drawn to...

I'm an Illinois alum, so I'm naturally drawn to blue and orange. :)
I like Mike Terraferma's work too. He's going to be blowing up in the future, he's too talented not to.

That said, though,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-09, 02:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,402
Posted By trelhak

I'd rather have an anonymous frameset with full...

I'd rather have an anonymous frameset with full Dura Ace than a god-frame with a lesser group.

A better groupset and better wheels contribute more to performance, imho. A good frameset...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,819
Posted By trelhak

You bounce a lot on the saddle if you're too low...

You bounce a lot on the saddle if you're too low too, or if your pedal strokes are uneven. When you get to the track, speak to some of the coaches and they'll help you fine-tune both your equipment...
08-21-09, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By trelhak

The streets were asking for it.

The streets were asking for it.
08-21-09, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,896,547
Posted By trelhak

That Rafael could be so sweet. The company that...

That Rafael could be so sweet. The company that actually put that on their site should have more sense.
http://vonrafael.com/en/concept-hd.html
08-20-09, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,604
Posted By trelhak

As far as I've read/been told, the reasons for...

As far as I've read/been told, the reasons for ceramic coating rims is to improve braking performance, particularly in wet/muddy conditions and to make the rim more resistant to wear. In my...
08-20-09, 07:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,604
Posted By trelhak

Note that if you use salmon pads with ceramic...

Note that if you use salmon pads with ceramic coated rims, they will wear down quite quickly.
08-20-09, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,896,547
Posted By trelhak

I think that's a little harsh. It's not porn, by...

I think that's a little harsh. It's not porn, by any stretch, but at least the owner knew enough not to grind the braze-ons off. I'd like to think that this picture was taken a few years ago and in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-09, 02:52 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 134,222
Posted By trelhak

:roflmao2: I never met a pre-2000 Campy...

:roflmao2:

I never met a pre-2000 Campy brake that didn't try to kill me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-09, 01:30 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 134,222
Posted By trelhak

No way. Vintage Dura Ace is of unassailable...

No way. Vintage Dura Ace is of unassailable functionality and quality. It looks great on any frame, even an Italian one.
08-20-09, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,896,547
Posted By trelhak

That is a white Selle San Marco Regal with a...

That is a white Selle San Marco Regal with a perforated covering.

White ones are easily available, the perforated covering is harder to find, and it's probably out of production.
08-19-09, 03:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,604
Posted By trelhak

It depends on your rims. The 'normal' black...

It depends on your rims.

The 'normal' black pads are for normal braking.
The salmon-colored ones are for improved braking in wet weather.
The green ones are for if your rim is ceramic coated....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-09, 10:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,402
Posted By trelhak

A Nuovo Record-equipped Faliero-made, Faliero...

A Nuovo Record-equipped Faliero-made, Faliero set-up Masi Gran Criterium. Truly an impossible dream bike, since Faliero Masi is long-since dead.

Before that, I wanted a Storck C1.1 after reading...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-09, 09:21 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 134,222
Posted By trelhak

Here's mine. SOMEC. 80's parts. 1990 frameset....

Here's mine. SOMEC. 80's parts. 1990 frameset.

http://velospace.org/files/tfk_somec_2_side.jpg
08-17-09, 04:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,074
Posted By trelhak

With regards to the "superior in construction"...

With regards to the "superior in construction" part of the OP's question, that answer is easy: NJS.

NJS-certified frames have to be made to a near bulletproof standard to withstand the rigors of...
08-16-09, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,896,547
Posted By trelhak

Too much. :( Curly stays AND triple triangle...

Too much. :( Curly stays AND triple triangle AND crazy lugwork AND a double-plate fork crown AND a TT seat tube AND a cow's worth of leather and a brass bell. It's like any distinctive feature of...
08-12-09, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,896,547
Posted By trelhak

The beauty of a Nagasawa is underneath the paint....

The beauty of a Nagasawa is underneath the paint. A friend of mine was having his repainted and to see it stripped bare of all the paint, there is no doubt as to why Nagasawa is considered a master...
08-11-09, 01:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,050
Posted By trelhak

Wheels really make a much bigger difference than...

Wheels really make a much bigger difference than anything else in terms of speed. (In most cases.)

I rode a long succession of Mavic Reflexes, Ambrosio Nemesis, Ksyriums, etc etc. Clinchers and...
08-11-09, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,020
Posted By trelhak

I can second the shellac'ed cork. It feels...

I can second the shellac'ed cork. It feels great, it's a piece of cake to apply. If you get an amber shellac on natural cork tape, it will develop a beautiful patina over the miles. When paired...
08-10-09, 06:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,050
Posted By trelhak

It's interesting that you point that out, about...

It's interesting that you point that out, about the Specialized's comfort measures. It's a side effect of everything becoming ridiculously light. Building a bike nowadays that falls way below the...
08-10-09, 04:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,050
Posted By trelhak

Those magazines exist to sell bikes. They make...

Those magazines exist to sell bikes. They make their money selling ad space and a company will be more likely to buy ad space if the 'content' part of the mag is complimentary of the products in the...
08-10-09, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,896,547
Posted By trelhak

Of course. Even though those Vanillas have been...

Of course. Even though those Vanillas have been linked-to in this thread about a half-dozen times, apparently, one can never have enough of them.
08-09-09, 03:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,947
Posted By trelhak

There's no 'magic' at all, it's just basic...

There's no 'magic' at all, it's just basic physics. 'Mystique' is really just another term for 'marketing'.

Should Merckxs command higher prices for their (arguably) superior ride quality? ...
08-09-09, 01:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,947
Posted By trelhak

Their un-creative construction notwithstanding, I...

Their un-creative construction notwithstanding, I will say that an Eddy Merckx is one of only two brands I can identify by their ride quality. (The other is Gios.) Something about their geometry...
08-09-09, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,896,547
Posted By trelhak

Observe the original picture closely and you'll...

Observe the original picture closely and you'll see that the rear tire is a Michelin. Michelin does not manufacture tubular tires. So unless he decided to reinforce a clincher with glue in the...
08-09-09, 09:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,947
Posted By trelhak

Kind of an odd duck, if you ask me. Being a...

Kind of an odd duck, if you ask me. Being a 'museum piece' you're really not supposed to ride it. If it's got Eddy's autograph on it, you don't want to lose that because that's a couple hundred...
08-09-09, 05:37 AM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,896,547
Posted By trelhak

So much better with a normal wheelset. I...

So much better with a normal wheelset.

I just can't get behind a tri-spoke tubular in the front and an aero clincher in the back. It reminds me too much of an arrospok-and-a-deep-v.
08-07-09, 05:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,594
Posted By trelhak

If it's been for sale for over a year, then it's...

If it's been for sale for over a year, then it's clearly over-priced. The bike itself is desirable. The market, though, is clearly pointing out that the price is too high.

(That, and the...
08-07-09, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,896,547
Posted By trelhak

Looks too tarck to me. nice, not porn.

Looks too tarck to me. nice, not porn.
08-06-09, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,500
Posted By trelhak

I stand corrected, then.

I stand corrected, then.
08-06-09, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,500
Posted By trelhak

Heh heh. A parts purist? Perhaps? I'd rather...

Heh heh. A parts purist? Perhaps? I'd rather see a proper Italian racing frame wearing top-shelf Shimano Dura Ace than barrel-scraping Campy 990.

How much is it worth? That's a funny question....
08-06-09, 03:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,594
Posted By trelhak

Aren't "vintage" prices becoming a little absurd?...

Aren't "vintage" prices becoming a little absurd? Not all old bikes are a Faliero-made Gran Criterium. Some are just old, like this one. It's a 30-plus year-old bike made to get some exercise on. ...
08-06-09, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,500
Posted By trelhak

It is indeed an 'Alberto.' Some do, some don't...

It is indeed an 'Alberto.' Some do, some don't think that makes it more desirable. (I think it does. A Masi should be made by a Masi or, at least, be made by someone who is overseen by a Masi.)
...
08-06-09, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,896,547
Posted By trelhak

^agreed. Money spent in the wrong place, like an...

^agreed. Money spent in the wrong place, like an ill-fitting frame, for one. Those cranks are being wasted.
08-06-09, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By trelhak

200 Euro is far below what you could get for it. ...

200 Euro is far below what you could get for it. Without pictures it's hard to ascertain how much it's actually worth, but Gios is a famous and beloved marque, so there is a good market for them. ...
08-04-09, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,896,547
Posted By trelhak

What kind of track hubs have quick-releases and...

What kind of track hubs have quick-releases and axle extensions for multi-cog freewheels?

Neat bit of Campy history, though.
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