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09-27-18, 08:10 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 10,654
Posted By Colnago Mixte

T'was probably the worst weather of the year down...

T'was probably the worst weather of the year down there in LA. I imagine the old timers still refer to it as, "The Day The River Trail Got Wet". :rolleyes:
09-27-18, 07:45 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 10,654
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Does hosing your bike down once or twice a month...

Does hosing your bike down once or twice a month count as "cleaning"?
09-27-18, 06:23 AM
Replies: 71,598
Views: 11,658,620
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Nah, I think that was Norman Bates. He just...

Nah, I think that was Norman Bates. He just wanted an excuse to wear grannie's dress.


https://s.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/dcd50c0247a2eb97d3cca038fb7ce5f1/202131371/NormaBates_Dummy.jpg
09-27-18, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,853
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Keep your eyes open. A few months back, this one...

Keep your eyes open. A few months back, this one was on Los Angeles CL for a several weeks at $375, I just didn't have the room for it. Kicking myself now for not making some room for it:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-18, 05:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,319
Posted By Colnago Mixte

I prefer my positive speculation to your negative...

I prefer my positive speculation to your negative speculation. Let's face it, no one knows how such a situation would ultimately play out in court in front of a jury. 99% of civil cases never go to...
09-27-18, 05:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,853
Posted By Colnago Mixte

The paint on mine is good enough, one chip on the...

The paint on mine is good enough, one chip on the seatstay. Will buy some red nail polish to touch it up eventually. Paint looks much deeper red in person, my various cameras are not very good at...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-18, 04:44 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,923
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Interesting. And you own or have ridden how many...

Interesting. And you own or have ridden how many of these frames?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 08:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,319
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Almost every ride I see something interesting...

Almost every ride I see something interesting worth a second look, unfortunately it's often a dangerous pass. But ... it's better to have what happens saved on video than not, even if you don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 06:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,469
Posted By Colnago Mixte

What about steroids? Pedro Delgado was busted in...

What about steroids? Pedro Delgado was busted in the '88 Tour for using Probenicid, a drug used to treat gout, but also useful as a masking agent for steroids. So we can pretty safely assume Delgado...
09-26-18, 06:10 PM
Replies: 21,267
Views: 4,049,674
Posted By Colnago Mixte

I borrowed my best friend's bike one time, and...

I borrowed my best friend's bike one time, and did the same thing when I plowed into a stopped car at a red light. It was an "SR", back when those were considered nice bikes. I never fixed for him,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 06:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,923
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Thanks, that's good to know. I'm gonna definitely...

Thanks, that's good to know. I'm gonna definitely buy one of these sooner or later, the prices are so good, I know I won't be able to resist.

This my current "fastest bike" that I got in 2011....
09-26-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,958
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Yeah, I'm with that guy, he sounds like a...

Yeah, I'm with that guy, he sounds like a reasonable fellow. Everyone else in this thread sounds like they're ready to put on their Sunday best and go fight it out on TV at The People's Court. Wait...
09-26-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By Colnago Mixte

That's what I did for my triple last week. It's...

That's what I did for my triple last week. It's hard enough to get a double crank to play well in all gear combos, but triples I have found, are pretty much hopeless, with my limited mechanical...
09-26-18, 11:05 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 35,718
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Make him ride a unicycle, for the rest of his...

Make him ride a unicycle, for the rest of his days. He's not fit for two wheels.
09-26-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,196
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Any Rick Danko or Robbie Robertson sightings up...

Any Rick Danko or Robbie Robertson sightings up that way? Now I'm gonna have that damned song in my head for the rest of the week. :(

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 10:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,469
Posted By Colnago Mixte

As far as the 5 pound bike weight reduction, this...

As far as the 5 pound bike weight reduction, this is interesting:


So 2.5 seconds per mile per pound times 5 = 15 seconds per mile saved. And since I remember Phil Liggett describing Alpe d'Huez...
09-26-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,479
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Isn't that amazing how well the human body will...

Isn't that amazing how well the human body will hold up if you take good care of it, and are very lucky in the genetics dept. That 19 y/o could probably eventually beat you if he trained hard enough,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,469
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Maybe I'm being overly-cynical, but my response...

Maybe I'm being overly-cynical, but my response would be, "When were top 10 riders in the Tour ever NOT doping?"
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,469
Posted By Colnago Mixte

I also find that interesting. Better training...

I also find that interesting. Better training methods, nutrition, more gears, and bikes that are FIVE POUNDS lighter have done nothing to improve times up Alpe d'Huez?

There has to more to this...
09-26-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,479
Posted By Colnago Mixte

It sounds corny, doesn't it? I don't blame people...

It sounds corny, doesn't it? I don't blame people for being skeptical though. Becoming a cycling enthusiast also keeps a person very law-abiding, since people sent to prison aren't allowed to go on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10,774
Views: 259,438
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Yes. Please include how many times did you got...

Yes. Please include how many times did you got bit. :D


My dog was the most gentle creature imaginable, but she would practically fight you to the death when you tried to trim her nails.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By Colnago Mixte

+1 Get under a really bright light (or the sun at...

+1 Get under a really bright light (or the sun at midday) with a magnifying glass and carefully examine the tire on the outside and then the inside. You might have glass shards, a thin metal wire...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 07:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,319
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Yeah, my eyes, as bad as they are, are 100 times...

Yeah, my eyes, as bad as they are, are 100 times better at picking out details than a $400 1080p bike camera. I was a little disappointed at the image quality, but such is the state of current bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 07:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,319
Posted By Colnago Mixte

I have a Fly 12. Some typical footage: ...

I have a Fly 12. Some typical footage:


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1482x836/80-typical_copy_7b59462cd69da4975bf88a2c60d2d881641aecbc.jpg


If I want good photos, I...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-26-18, 05:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,671
Posted By Colnago Mixte

$5 dollars a can? Why that's outrageous! Isn't...

$5 dollars a can? Why that's outrageous! Isn't there anything cheaper? :D
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 05:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,319
Posted By Colnago Mixte

OP: Yes, get one ASAP. People lie, and adrenaline...

OP: Yes, get one ASAP. People lie, and adrenaline can alter our own perceptions of what really happened. Cameras don't lie, and never blink, daydream, or make stuff up.
09-26-18, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By Colnago Mixte

My Lemond Tourmalet came with those. Very...

My Lemond Tourmalet came with those. Very durable, but not that light. Acceptable on mid-range road bikes in the 90's, just before reduced spoke counts became the norm.
09-26-18, 05:23 AM
Replies: 21,267
Views: 4,049,674
Posted By Colnago Mixte

This must be the year that Schwinn made those...

This must be the year that Schwinn made those really steep-angled criterium bikes. I've heard a lot about these.



Check out the head tube angle, looks to be approximately 89 degrees. That's...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-18, 10:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,923
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Interesting link, I saw lots of road frames that...

Interesting link, I saw lots of road frames that looked tempting, but don't wanna buy something that's under-built. I weigh 175, but my riding style torques out frames quite a bit, lots of sprinting...
09-25-18, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,091
Posted By Colnago Mixte

I don't think it's primered, that's just the look...

I don't think it's primered, that's just the look of metal after it's been blasted, any piece of metal will come out sandblasting looking like that.

I don't know a ton about painting, but 4 coats...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,292
Posted By Colnago Mixte

I saw that bike, I figured I would let it go to...

I saw that bike, I figured I would let it go to someone who could use it more than myself. If I had known it was gonna get flipped instantly, I would have bought it myself. Oh well, enjoy your $100...
09-25-18, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,651
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Old inner tubes work good, but you need something...

Old inner tubes work good, but you need something to cover them because the sweat from your hands will corrode them in a few weeks of regular use. Plus vulcanized rubber, while an excellent...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,062
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Small town, not a bike path within 25 miles, and...

Small town, not a bike path within 25 miles, and I wouldn't ride on one even if it existed, those paths are too dangerous.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 14,352
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Corduroy jacket with elbow patches, or no? ...

Corduroy jacket with elbow patches, or no?


http://img2.rnkr-static.com/user_node_img/50041/1000812056/870/young-donald-sutherland-in-gray-coat-with-cat-photo-u1.jpg
09-25-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,884
Posted By Colnago Mixte

:lol: Gladly. I have concluded that it's mostly...

:lol: Gladly. I have concluded that it's mostly due to the angle of the hole for the rear brake calipers. You can see it well with that long bolt I have attached.

The hole appears to be angled so...
09-25-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,884
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Thanks, that's very interesting. I plan on gluing...

Thanks, that's very interesting. I plan on gluing a shim into my fork dropouts like this guy did, Right now, I'm just clamping the front wheel about 1/8th inch lower down in the forks. They're old...
09-25-18, 10:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,842
Posted By Colnago Mixte

:lol: I went to a car show recently (actually I...

:lol: I went to a car show recently (actually I stumbled upon it unexpectedly and looked around) where guys have old Mustangs and '55 Chevys all restored and polished. The owners that I saw standing...
09-25-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,842
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Suspicious minds. Elvis was right. Also, many...

Suspicious minds. Elvis was right. Also, many younger people these days have neither manners nor social skills of any kind. TV, video games, smart phones, and their equally-clueless peers teach them...
09-25-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,884
Posted By Colnago Mixte

I live in a very dry area and ride in the rain...

I live in a very dry area and ride in the rain about once every 4-5 years. I would like to think that if a small rust spot is deprived of both oxygen and moisture, it won't spread. But fortunately,...
09-25-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,367
Posted By Colnago Mixte

OP, your bike called. It wants to "have a serious...

OP, your bike called. It wants to "have a serious talk about the current status of our relationship". :rolleyes:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zWP1V9Eo0c
09-25-18, 05:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,884
Posted By Colnago Mixte

I know I rode this bike with 28 mm tires before,...

I know I rode this bike with 28 mm tires before, but I can't remember which wheelset I was using. So yeah, rims will make a difference, surprisingly, I just can't remember which wheels they were....
09-25-18, 05:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,608
Posted By Colnago Mixte

I used to ride in the eternal drizzle when I...

I used to ride in the eternal drizzle when I lived in Portland. Loved it. Perfect riding weather IMO, impossible to overheat, but you get a just a slight bead of perspiration going. Optimal riding...
09-25-18, 05:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By Colnago Mixte

I tried looking for information on the bike,...

I tried looking for information on the bike, there's not a lot out there, but from what I can gather, this bike was only sold in the UK under that name. Rather than ask about other stuff, I think if...
09-25-18, 05:17 AM
09-25-18, 05:16 AM
Replies: 71,598
Views: 11,658,620
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Raleigh fork may be slightly bent (or not). Could...

Raleigh fork may be slightly bent (or not). Could be just the camera angle. People, please don't spend 10 pages arguing about this. But if it is bent, it's minor enough that a good bike mechanic...
09-25-18, 04:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,367
Posted By Colnago Mixte

This book contains everything you will ever need...

This book contains everything you will ever need to know about building a bicycle wheel, don't waste your money.

...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-24-18, 07:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,671
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Colors are not too bad, and I saw quarts of the...

Colors are not too bad, and I saw quarts of the stuff on Ebay for 35 bucks:


http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/images/Multi/Interlux/large/64s.jpg
09-24-18, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By Colnago Mixte

If I turn off infinite scroll, sometimes I can't...

If I turn off infinite scroll, sometimes I can't navigate to the last page of the thread, if I'm logged in. Unless I log out, but then I can't post there, because logging on yanks me off the last...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-18, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Colnago Mixte

Lighter wheels, new style outboard bottom bracket...

Lighter wheels, new style outboard bottom bracket if you don't already have one. Better tires with higher thread count. What is the current weight?
09-24-18, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,156
Posted By Colnago Mixte

I think all of us here can definitely relate. :)...

I think all of us here can definitely relate. :) A free Reynolds 531 Trek ... I just can't believe the luck of some people that post here.




I also think that's something pretty close to...
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