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03-17-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By obrentharris

...Unless those folks happen to be named Andy...

...Unless those folks happen to be named Andy Hampsten, Davis Phiney, Dag Otto-Lauritzen, Bob Roll, Alexi Grewal, or Greg Lemond.

It seems to me that we are using "custom" to mean North American...
03-13-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,801
Posted By obrentharris

I agree with "pictures or it didn't happen" but...

I agree with "pictures or it didn't happen" but man, this picture needs some words!
Brent
03-12-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,522
Posted By obrentharris

Even I wouldn't make that mistake: You put the...

Even I wouldn't make that mistake: You put the front quick release lever on the drive side!
Brent
03-12-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,143
Posted By obrentharris

Yes to both of these. Or to put it more...

Yes to both of these.

Or to put it more cynically "I've been riding so long I wouldn't have any idea how to stop."
Brent
03-12-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,024
Posted By obrentharris

The cable housing in your 6th picture appears to...

The cable housing in your 6th picture appears to be in horrible shape. The plastic casing appears to be badly chipped up and the longitudinal strands are protruding from the plastic allowing...
03-11-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 685
Posted By obrentharris

Beautiful bike! I love the French components. ...

Beautiful bike! I love the French components. The black and silver theme really works! Even if it doesn't lose another gram it's much lighter than any of my bikes will ever be.
Brent
03-09-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 422
Posted By obrentharris

Nicely done! "Elegant" is the word that comes...

Nicely done!
"Elegant" is the word that comes to mind.
Brent
03-08-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,993
Posted By obrentharris

Frame/fork weight could be important to me if I...

Frame/fork weight could be important to me if I was planning on switching my existing "running gear" over to a different frame.
Brent
03-08-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2,267
Views: 408,511
Posted By obrentharris

I'd love to see some detail photos of the Maclean...

I'd love to see some detail photos of the Maclean frame/fork!
Brent
03-07-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,940
Posted By obrentharris

Just squeaked in with this one - 2005. Until a...

Just squeaked in with this one - 2005.
Until a recent purchase this was my most modern road bike:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-jjjW4rS/0/5a874527/XL/IMG_1791-XL.jpg

Brent
03-04-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2,267
Views: 408,511
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-jjjW...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-jjjW4rS/0/5a874527/XL/IMG_1791-XL.jpg
Brent
03-04-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,316
Posted By obrentharris

I wish that more of the collectors believed this!...

I wish that more of the collectors believed this!
Unfortunately for me, the non-Italian bikes that pique my interest have been climbing steadily for the past couple decades: Singer, Herse, Baylis,...
03-03-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3,011
Views: 352,490
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-35KB...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-35KB5kV/0/4f93105f/XL/IMG_0018-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-H8W7zxt/0/4ce33263/XL/IMG_0019-XL.jpg

Brent
03-03-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,230
Posted By obrentharris

Please list those reasons and offer me some hope....

Please list those reasons and offer me some hope. I've been looking for a mixte my size (60-62cm) and an excuse to buy it for years. I've been hard-pressed to come up with either since I don't wear...
02-22-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,328
Posted By obrentharris

palangu Thanks for your detailed information! ...

palangu Thanks for your detailed information!
Your post will be of great value to future Caloi and Mundo owners looking for information in English.
Brent
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,071
Posted By obrentharris

I use a Donna "womens" saddle on my MTB. It fits...

I use a Donna "womens" saddle on my MTB. It fits my wide sit bones.
The first time some goofball gives me a hard time about it I'll put on pink handlebar tape too!
Brent
02-18-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By obrentharris

Looks an awful lot like a Topline crank to me. ...

Looks an awful lot like a Topline crank to me.
Brent
02-16-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 901
Posted By obrentharris

Some very good tips from Chombi1. Regarding...

Some very good tips from Chombi1.
Regarding paint match; there are several companies offering matching spray paint for any recent model of cars, and there are lots of white cars. Years ago, when I...
02-16-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 23,505
Posted By obrentharris

Come on you guys. The Linda Ronstadt thread has...

Come on you guys. The Linda Ronstadt thread has caught up to you with 14 pages.
Certainly Mr. Petersen can generate a few more pages!
Brent
02-14-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By obrentharris

Those very same manufacturers all ship their...

Those very same manufacturers all ship their bikes with dropout spacers.

A good spacer will brace one fork or dropout against the other, thus nearly doubling the amount of force that is required...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By obrentharris

cb400bill knows what he's talking about. Celeste...

cb400bill knows what he's talking about. Celeste is a moving target. The celeste of the Bianchi Oltre XR4 is different than the celeste of the Bianchi L'Eroica. Today's celeste is different than...
02-14-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2,267
Views: 408,511
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-xQXr...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-xQXrddv/0/a94f4334/XL/IMG_2181-XL.jpg


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-JwJ6bg6/0/ae67ef40/XL/IMG_1737-XL.jpg

Brent
02-14-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By obrentharris

Both UPS and FedEx will deny your claim unless...

Both UPS and FedEx will deny your claim unless the bike was "properly packed." Their interpretation of "properly packed" includes 3 inches of padding between the bike and the box.
I have seen more...
02-14-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,303
Posted By obrentharris

A toolbox, hand-made by an old friend and mentor?...

A toolbox, hand-made by an old friend and mentor? I'd take that over anything else in this thread!
Brent
02-14-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 14,691
Posted By obrentharris

C'mon you guys. The Grant Petersen thread is up...

C'mon you guys. The Grant Petersen thread is up to 13 pages and Linda only has 11.
You can do better than that!
Brent
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