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10-19-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,373
Posted By Bikegeek1968

Yes. A few months ago I started chasing a load...

Yes. A few months ago I started chasing a load cracking noise whenever I pedaled hard, it did not happen all the time. Soon after, I folded my small chainring when under high power, low RPM and on...
10-17-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,373
Posted By Bikegeek1968

Thanks for the info, people. I am not sure what...

Thanks for the info, people.
I am not sure what I am going to do once I get the warranty parts, but since I am lazy I will probably just put the Praxis back on. They are 175 anyway. If I break...
10-16-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,373
Posted By Bikegeek1968

Praxis Zayante vs GRX chainline

I have a stock 2020 Giant Revolt 0. It came with Ultegra drivetrain and shifting, but has a Praxis Zayante crankset. For "reasons", I want to replace it with a GRX set, but I cannot find any info...
04-20-18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3,149
Views: 358,333
Posted By Bikegeek1968

Yes, the poor little guy was terrified. I had...

Yes, the poor little guy was terrified. I had heard the dog flipping out, went outside and saw the juvenile cowering in a corner. Fortunately the dog is a huge coward and did not physically attack...
04-20-18, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3,149
Views: 358,333
Posted By Bikegeek1968

Our new cat hanging out next to my Mavic/ISO-C...

Our new cat hanging out next to my Mavic/ISO-C wheelset.
04-20-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,274
Posted By Bikegeek1968

Whatever it is, looks like a quality bike, and...

Whatever it is, looks like a quality bike, and was well used. For a mid 70's looking bike, a cable stop on the underside of the top tube is sort of unusual. Most bikes were full length brake...
04-17-18, 11:49 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 41,718
Posted By Bikegeek1968

I was fortunate to ride the whole 130 mile route...

I was fortunate to ride the whole 130 mile route with Andy. Perhaps one of my best days ever on the bike. He was on a borrowed (from Wally's Bikes) mid 80's Botecchia that had a mix of second tier...
04-02-18, 03:45 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 29,817
Posted By Bikegeek1968

The worst part of the Cypress downhill begins at...

The worst part of the Cypress downhill begins at the left hand hairpin. As soon as you see it, start braking, then brake some more and keep braking. Once you unsh*t yourself, get ready for an...
04-02-18, 03:18 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 29,817
Posted By Bikegeek1968

This. I still do some racing and I am in...

This. I still do some racing and I am in reasonable shape. But last year Cypress in a 42x28 had me at my limit. Any steeper and I would have been walking. The steepest part is right at the top...
10-25-17, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,050
Posted By Bikegeek1968

I remain amazed that a cycling event in the US...

I remain amazed that a cycling event in the US can get insured when a hardshell helmet is not part of the requirements.

I started racing USCF in 1986, the first year that helmets passing the ANSI...
10-12-17, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,344
Posted By Bikegeek1968

Keep it. Is it off of a last gen Peugeot PX? ...

Keep it. Is it off of a last gen Peugeot PX? They were one of the only bikes to spec the full group, including the handlebars and stem.
10-06-17, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,104
Posted By Bikegeek1968

Eroica California 2018, Schwinn Varsity Challenge

What more needs to be said? Steel rims, original saddle, jean shorts, Vans and a tank top with Doug Henning printed on it. How long of a course can you ride with it, and can you survive the...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,636
Posted By Bikegeek1968

There was a matching pair of 1972 AD Supeliechts...

There was a matching pair of 1972 AD Supeliechts on ebay back in 2011. Full NR, Cinelli cockpit, Fiamme rimes and a somewhat rare Ideal saddle. It was pretty clear they were a his and hers, and had...
10-04-17, 09:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,066
Posted By Bikegeek1968

This was my fifth time at Eroica. I have loved...

This was my fifth time at Eroica. I have loved the event, and want to keep loving the event. Anyone who has read any of my posts about it over the past 6 years will get a feel for what it means to...
04-07-17, 11:34 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 28,138
Posted By Bikegeek1968

I am going to assume that we were not given...

I am going to assume that we were not given permission to ride the private property through the Daou Winery this year.
03-29-17, 09:09 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 28,138
Posted By Bikegeek1968

TVT pretty much came with BSA threading by the...

TVT pretty much came with BSA threading by the late 80's. However, some of the early models had Italian. So if you have an Italian TVT, the headsets are more or less interchangeable, but the bottom...
03-28-17, 02:57 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 28,138
Posted By Bikegeek1968

Yeah, I have a 630 crankset, but the starfish...

Yeah, I have a 630 crankset, but the starfish was itching for a little bit of time in the dirt.
03-27-17, 04:06 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 28,138
Posted By Bikegeek1968

I'll be riding this thing on the long route. And...

I'll be riding this thing on the long route. And if you look on the Eroica California site home page, that is me on the right in the 2015 video thumbnail. We'll be in the GS Quaranta jerseys,...
03-17-17, 09:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,826
Posted By Bikegeek1968

Well, my friend who makes a slotted cleat with...

Well, my friend who makes a slotted cleat with float for a 3 bolt shoe finally has some product available. He is reserving the batch for people who are doing Eroica CA. As one of the guys who...
03-13-17, 10:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,826
Posted By Bikegeek1968

Yeah. The more I look at the final built wheels...

Yeah. The more I look at the final built wheels as they sit on the bike, the less I like them. But I already loaned out my period correct 72 Paramount, and my 85 Vitus is in pieces, and I don't...
03-03-17, 04:18 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 34,997
Posted By Bikegeek1968

The bike I always wanted in the 80's.

The bike I always wanted in the 80's.
03-03-17, 04:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 31,221
Posted By Bikegeek1968

Back in the 80's I worked in one of the biggest...

Back in the 80's I worked in one of the biggest NorCal Trek dealers at the time. We had several 5' stacks of ISO C rims in various hole patterns and tire types. We built at least a dozen pairs of...
03-03-17, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,826
Posted By Bikegeek1968

Just don't use a modern low spoke wheel and you...

Just don't use a modern low spoke wheel and you will be fine. No deep sections either. I think the limit is 22mm. Those twin pairing wheels that the OP has on his Bianchi might be a problem. But it...
03-03-17, 10:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,826
Posted By Bikegeek1968

Here is the parts pile for the set of wheels I...

Here is the parts pile for the set of wheels I will be using. As long as you have 32 spokes in a traditional cross pattern, and are not using deep section rims, there really is not an issue. I...
03-01-17, 04:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,826
Posted By Bikegeek1968

The only people who would give you grief would be...

The only people who would give you grief would be another rider, and even then it would most likely be in jest. I have never seen anyone from the organization say anything to anyone. (4xGaiole,...
02-06-17, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By Bikegeek1968

A friend of mine built up a set of H Plus Son...

A friend of mine built up a set of H Plus Son TB14's on some DA 7400 6 speed hubs, 14/17/14 DT spokes with aluminum nipples. The set looks really nice and has survived a couple of Eroica events,...
01-27-17, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7,866
Views: 878,619
Posted By Bikegeek1968

Nothing to exciting. Some Kool Stop black Modolo...

Nothing to exciting. Some Kool Stop black Modolo pads for my last gen Sachs brakes, a Sugino 38t inner ring (I hope it holds up), a cheapo 11-28 8 speed SRAM cassette and some 42 cm Soma bars.

It...
12-29-16, 03:12 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 28,138
Posted By Bikegeek1968

A friend of mine has been making these. ...

A friend of mine has been making these.

Corsa Cleat (http://www.corsacleat.com/)

It is a slotted cleated with float that fits on a 3 bolt modern shoe. I have used them in Italy 4 times and CA...
09-26-16, 09:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,027
Posted By Bikegeek1968

Ha! My friend and I did the 209 last year. But...

Ha! My friend and I did the 209 last year. But it was very strange. Not a drop of rain fell on us, but we heard tales from people who were soaked the entire ride. We did get dirty, as we rode...
09-26-16, 08:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,027
Posted By Bikegeek1968

There is something to be said about doing this...

There is something to be said about doing this trip without family. The last few time I have done it, I have gone with a couple of friends, leaving LAX on Wednesday, and coming home the following...
08-03-16, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,279
Posted By Bikegeek1968

Same setup here. It worked perfectly. I even...

Same setup here. It worked perfectly. I even used the DA chainrings.
04-12-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 39,880
Posted By Bikegeek1968

Here is another pic of you for the record. It...

Here is another pic of you for the record. It was nice meeting you, if only for a minute!
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04-07-16, 08:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,020
Posted By Bikegeek1968

Here is a bit I wrote about someone's Peugeot Tri...

Here is a bit I wrote about someone's Peugeot Tri bike a few years ago. BTW, the Triathlon also came with a tool kit and pouch, I guess you need that for a tri, but not a regular road bike.
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03-21-16, 02:08 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 29,817
Posted By Bikegeek1968

It looks like the short but steep climb after the...

It looks like the short but steep climb after the winery has been eliminated from the route. There are a few other changes as well. Kiler Canyon remains the hardest climb in my opinion. Last year...
01-26-16, 10:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,267
Posted By Bikegeek1968

No. But do you know what is dying? Organized...

No. But do you know what is dying? Organized rides. Using a handful of expensive fondo style events and a single club is not a proper metric for measuring the popularity of recreational cycling....
10-16-15, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9,313
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Posted By Bikegeek1968

L'Eroica 2015, 214km of gravel, rain and mud on a...

L'Eroica 2015, 214km of gravel, rain and mud on a pre 1986 bike. Not really a true race, but it is in Italy, you're on a bike, and you have a number pinned to your back. But this year I did it for...
10-12-15, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,943
Posted By Bikegeek1968

On the subject of airlines and bikes, we flew on...

On the subject of airlines and bikes, we flew on Alitalia non-stop from LAX to Rome. Bikes are still "free" on Alitalia, even if your case is oversize. Just make sure it is under 23 kilos. If you...
10-10-15, 06:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,709
Posted By Bikegeek1968

On a bench outside the gellato store, I sat down...

On a bench outside the gellato store, I sat down and wept.

I have done some pretty serious shart on a bike in my nearly 50 years, but this past Eroica is the one that took the most out of me. If...
10-08-15, 05:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,647
Posted By Bikegeek1968

I'll put up a report a bit later, or maybe not. ...

I'll put up a report a bit later, or maybe not. I am still trying to recover from the event. I have done some pretty out there racing in my time, but I have never been wrecked by a one day event...
09-26-15, 05:15 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 41,930
Posted By Bikegeek1968

No kidding. The shorter 2 of the 4 routes are...

No kidding. The shorter 2 of the 4 routes are party routes. We have rented an apartment that is at the top of the climb out of Pianella, and my wife can attest to the fact that it is the Party...
09-21-15, 04:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,647
Posted By Bikegeek1968

My friend Bert and I will be going back for our...

My friend Bert and I will be going back for our fourth L'Eroica. I am so looking forward too it. I used a 42x28 on my first two rides, and last year I had a 42x30. I still do a bit of masters...
09-18-15, 02:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,899
Posted By Bikegeek1968

I think he shifted himself off of the saddle and...

I think he shifted himself off of the saddle and onto the front of the top tube, putting all of his weight on the front wheel. Since he seems to be riding a fixed gear, he may have put some back...
08-31-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,051
Posted By Bikegeek1968

Bontrager first came to many people's attention...

Bontrager first came to many people's attention back in the late 80's when the cut up 36 hole MA40's and rolled them down to create 32 hole mountain bike wheels out of them. We would routinely run...
08-17-15, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,248
Posted By Bikegeek1968

Are you sure it is a Vitus? If so, what year is...

Are you sure it is a Vitus? If so, what year is it? The Stronglight/Altec clones had an oddball tube size. I have had quite a range of Vitus frames, and all of them have been the 28.6. I have never...
08-17-15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,881
Posted By Bikegeek1968

Last week I was riding my Vitus back from work in...

Last week I was riding my Vitus back from work in my jeans and a button down. I was messing around with this prototype slotted cleat when some guy rides up and starts criticizing my pedaling style. ...
08-17-15, 10:03 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 15,900
Posted By Bikegeek1968

I have used an all Mavic Vitus 979 with Matrix...

I have used an all Mavic Vitus 979 with Matrix ISO C rims at L'Eroica California and Gaiole in 2015. This month I am rebuilding the wheels with new spokes, as the old ones are brittle and I have...
08-09-15, 07:55 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,781
Posted By Bikegeek1968

An SR Laprade seatpost on an otherwise all Mavic...

An SR Laprade seatpost on an otherwise all Mavic SSC Vitus 979.
08-04-15, 03:54 PM
08-04-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 41,930
Posted By Bikegeek1968

At L'Eroica California, they had a prototype on...

At L'Eroica California, they had a prototype on display at the Bianchi booth. It was built up with Japanese parts, 8 speed Sora shifting and Diacomp center pulls. I can't remeber what crankset they...
07-24-15, 01:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,653
Posted By Bikegeek1968

You all are forgetting this event is in Italy. ...

You all are forgetting this event is in Italy. They love to make rules, but then don't follow them. I have a doctorate in Grilled Cheesology, and I'll be forgingi.. I mean, SIGNING my own form in...
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