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Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,354
Posted By bbattle

Yes, it would dial it up to 400 watts and drope...

Yes, it would dial it up to 400 watts and drope the Hamer.

Damn, people. Carbon frames, properly taken care of, will outlast you.

Steel frames, properly taken care of, will outlast you.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,044
Posted By bbattle

I've ridden my Pinarello Treviso many times in...

I've ridden my Pinarello Treviso many times in group rides but I myself would not want to race in a criterium with downtime shifters. If I'm going to sprint, I'm shifting early. No way am I winding...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,552
Posted By bbattle

I've got a bike with a 32 year old ALUMINUM fork...

I've got a bike with a 32 year old ALUMINUM fork and I have no fear of dying because of it. You should be fine for the next several hundred years with that carbon fork.

Go out and ride!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,414
Posted By bbattle

To each his own. I don't much care for...

To each his own.

I don't much care for gels; they are primarily meant for quick energy and too much sugar on my stomach doesn't sit well on a long ride. For the same reason, I don't use...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,354
Posted By bbattle

Carbon fiber has no fatigue limit but it can't...

Carbon fiber has no fatigue limit but it can't take impacts so don't hit it with a hammer. Carbon fiber bicycle frames are ridiculously strong; don't worry about it wearing out.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 8,089
Posted By bbattle

Does anyone else here remember another cyclist...

Does anyone else here remember another cyclist from Las Vegas? SinCityCycler?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 8,089
Posted By bbattle

Data laughs at this thread. ...

Data laughs at this thread.

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 8,089
Posted By bbattle

My first time clipless was hilarious. I was...

My first time clipless was hilarious. I was riding my mtn. bike and slipped on some tree roots and fell over. I was head down on a steep slope and I couldn't unclip; I had the tension WAY too high. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,993
Posted By bbattle

Well, since he can't very well flame up the herb...

Well, since he can't very well flame up the herb in the middle of the pack, sitting on the back of all those cat 1's and former pros is the place to be. And you might as well enjoy yourself back...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 831
Posted By bbattle

https://www.sockguy.com/sale-items. $10/pair....

https://www.sockguy.com/sale-items. $10/pair. good socks.

https://www.performancebike.com/socks-accessories-clothing/c16984 even cheaper
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,468
Posted By bbattle

Wow, I may have to come back here more often, ...

Wow, I may have to come back here more often, now that Larry is here posting. BF used to have some really good trolls commentators, especially before they went corporate.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,314
Posted By bbattle

I had a tubeless wheelset built using HED Belgium...

I had a tubeless wheelset built using HED Belgium rims, White Industries hubs and Sapim spokes. I am a fan of tubeless; no flat tires in three years and I ride on some poor roads and gravel. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,793
Posted By bbattle

+1.

+1.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,892
Posted By bbattle

He doesn't like them adding to the trash piling...

He doesn't like them adding to the trash piling up on the side of the road.

I don't like seeing trash but I don't think I've ever seen a spent CO2 cartridge on the side of the road.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,110
Posted By bbattle

I was down in Morgan County looking for some...

I was down in Morgan County looking for some climbs. The first one wasn't so bad but it got steeper near the top. The second was short but steep and the road was mostly gravel and wet. Front wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,892
Posted By bbattle

They make these things called saddle packs. You...

They make these things called saddle packs. You can carry quite a bit of stuff underneath your bum and never realize that junk is below your trunk. Until you have a flat.

I run tubeless now...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,688
Posted By bbattle

Well, if he's going to go sleeveless, why not add...

Well, if he's going to go sleeveless, why not add some gold necklaces and a half-bottle of dio del sesso sudato while he's at it?

If Mario Cipollini never wore a sleeveless jersey, why the hell...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,688
Posted By bbattle

This is the Road Cycling forum. Wear jerseys...

This is the Road Cycling forum. Wear jerseys with sleeves. Make sure you keep up with this year's sleeve length; one would hate to be seen with the wrong tanline.
08-09-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,759
Posted By bbattle

It gets way too hot in the dishwasher. Just...

It gets way too hot in the dishwasher. Just rinse the helmet off with cold water in the sink or use a garden hose.
08-09-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 371,607
Posted By bbattle

48 miles in the rain. Luckily, it wasn't heavy...

48 miles in the rain. Luckily, it wasn't heavy and there was no wind. I need to put some Rain-X on my glasses. I don't plan my rides ahead of time but use mapmyride to find out how far I went after...
08-09-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,478
Posted By bbattle

+1

+1
06-12-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,742
Posted By bbattle

Yep, that's the one. I built it up with a...

Yep, that's the one. I built it up with a mish-mash of parts; 6-speed Campy drivetrain but SunTour shift levers and Dura-Ace brake levers. ...
06-12-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,742
Posted By bbattle

I donated a bunch of bicycle parts, frames and a...

I donated a bunch of bicycle parts, frames and a complete bike to my bicycle shop to help out their senior mechanic who had some heart trouble.

That includes a 1970 Paramount (yes, that ugly...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,927
Posted By bbattle

The Halo sweatband has worked for me here in...

The Halo sweatband has worked for me here in Alabama.
Replies: 28
Views: 4,953
Posted By bbattle

Do what you like with that bike. It's not a...

Do what you like with that bike. It's not a super valuable collector's item and as long as you aren't grinding off bits, it can be restored to original condition easily. Reynolds 531 tubing is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20,585
Views: 4,834,095
Posted By bbattle

After I finished a ride, I noticed my rear tire...

After I finished a ride, I noticed my rear tire had a couple of sections where I could see the cotton casing. Time to get new tires! And while I was at it, I got new bartape and a new chain.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,692
Posted By bbattle

I've been on group rides with a fixie rider who...

I've been on group rides with a fixie rider who had no trouble on the climbs or the flats. I've done a few with my Bianchi San Jose, even climbed Monte Sano. My fixed gear ratio is 42-17. When it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,558
Posted By bbattle

When I'm riding my bike and I look down at the...

When I'm riding my bike and I look down at the top tube, I cannot tell how much slope it has. And I'm usually looking down at it because I don't want to see how much further that 16% grade I've got...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,824
Posted By bbattle

Wear what you like. Don't worry about it. ...

Wear what you like.

Don't worry about it.

It's all good.

After all, you're riding your bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,224
Posted By bbattle

Yes. The same happens to my Vespa scooter. ...

Yes. The same happens to my Vespa scooter.

Cold is the enemy of batteries.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,344
Posted By bbattle

No reason at all unless you are suffering OCP. ...

No reason at all unless you are suffering OCP.

However, the crew length socks allow more room for snarky sayings, larger beer mugs, company logos(of course!), or more warmth on cool days. I avoid...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,729
Posted By bbattle

Whatever bicycle fits you the best is the one you...

Whatever bicycle fits you the best is the one you will ride; no matter if it's up hills or on long, flat stretches. I wouldn't worry about weight or components, just ride. And have fun!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,180
Posted By bbattle

Shimano is typically on a four year cycle...

Shimano is typically on a four year cycle regarding group upgrades. Dura Ace being first, then Ultegra, then 105, then whatever is below that, etc.

The updates are usually small but well...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,753
Posted By bbattle

Trek had a bike called the Pilot that used the...

Trek had a bike called the Pilot that used the same technology. that may help. e-mailing Trek may also help.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,636
Posted By bbattle

Holy Resurrection! ...

Holy Resurrection!

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By bbattle

You need to find a Schwinn Varsity on Craigslist...

You need to find a Schwinn Varsity on Craigslist and convert it to Fixed Gear/Singlespeed. With the $800 you will save, you can hit the pubs and take care of the ladies in style.

I have the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,987
Posted By bbattle

Wow! That sounds like Alabama. It's been...

Wow! That sounds like Alabama.

It's been raining off and on for a couple of weeks with no end in sight. I've been hiking with a rain jacket so I stay dry but I really need to get a gym...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,941
Posted By bbattle

Something tells me the OP will not be back.

Something tells me the OP will not be back.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By bbattle

Craiglist and don't look back. Or, don't...

Craiglist and don't look back.

Or, don't let your significant other bully you into parting with beloved steeds....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 17,272
Posted By bbattle

Borrow one of your Classic and Vintage buddy's...

Borrow one of your Classic and Vintage buddy's beloved bikes with steel rims and try to brake when the rims are wet. You'll think rim brakes on aluminum rims are the greatest thing since sliced...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,552
Posted By bbattle

+1000 If it fits, ride it. Half the bikes...

+1000

If it fits, ride it. Half the bikes I test rode during a Trek Demo Day were women's bikes. My Gardin has a B17S (ladies) saddle. Who can tell? Who cares?

Men can ride mixte frames,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,119
Posted By bbattle

Sounds like an excellent reason to buy a new bike!

Sounds like an excellent reason to buy a new bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,135
Posted By bbattle

BianchiGirl over in the Classical and Vintage...

BianchiGirl over in the Classical and Vintage forum could probably give you the complete history of Celeste.

I do remember reading it was originally meant for the Italian army and Bianchi was...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,620
Posted By bbattle

Billy "White Shoes" Johnson would agree with you....

Billy "White Shoes" Johnson would agree with you.

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 18,383
Posted By bbattle

I remember the Trek Pilot had a rear suspension,...

I remember the Trek Pilot had a rear suspension, at least on some models. It was a rubber puck between the seatstays and seat tube. It didn't last very long but now Pinarello has resurrected the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,137
Posted By bbattle

Just like all the fires caused by people modding...

Just like all the fires caused by people modding their vape pipes(or whatever they are called).
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,647
Posted By bbattle

Velo-orange sells polished cranksets, some with...

Velo-orange sells polished cranksets, some with drillium. They have a single chainring crankset that isn't too expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,530
Posted By bbattle

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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hang up and ride
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,577
Posted By bbattle

Save your money for those titanium bottle cage...

Save your money for those titanium bottle cage screws.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,516
Posted By bbattle

Wrong forum, but there are some very nice...

Wrong forum, but there are some very nice handlebar bags that will do the trick. Keeps things handy that you might want/need while riding. Camera, phone, pepper spray, nunchucks, etc.

I have...
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