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07-04-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,767
Posted By mikeoverly

Doesn't look terrible. Ride it until in unravels...

Doesn't look terrible. Ride it until in unravels or until the first time you get shade from someone on bikeforums.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,939
Posted By mikeoverly

My CF just disappears under me -- very responsive...

My CF just disappears under me -- very responsive and smooth. The Ti I ride was constructed to avoid BB flex (often a complaint in the early days of Ti) and is very nice on smoother roads, but...
07-01-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 46,531
Posted By mikeoverly

Proving the Jaguar E-Type, Mazda RX-7, Beatles,...

Proving the Jaguar E-Type, Mazda RX-7, Beatles, Madonna (way before Nirvana), Colnago Super, and Colnago Super represent the pinnacle of human endeavor. Was there anything before or after this period...
06-28-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 46,531
Posted By mikeoverly

Truth be told, I have never stripped a hex head....

Truth be told, I have never stripped a hex head. But then again I have never tried to put an airplane together with a hex wrench.
06-28-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 46,531
Posted By mikeoverly

I have an older Park tool that is sort of a bodge...

I have an older Park tool that is sort of a bodge when trying to cut links on these chains. By now I'm sure they have one that does the job fine -- they are generally my go-to.
06-28-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 46,531
Posted By mikeoverly

The $200 Campy chain tool is my favorite. It...

The $200 Campy chain tool is my favorite. It doesn't even open wine bottles. Star wrenches are Torx wrenches that offer no advantage over hex wrenches, which are Allen wrenches.
06-28-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 46,531
Posted By mikeoverly

Hmm. Spent weeks building up a Chorus 12 bike...

Hmm. Spent weeks building up a Chorus 12 bike (requiring Campy "specialist" tools ... star wrenches ... hex wrenches ... hex curses). Spent a half hour assembling a Nuovo Record bike (you can use,...
06-26-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,188
Posted By mikeoverly

It's all down to construction. I really do think...

It's all down to construction. I really do think 1" steel with short chain stays was the pinnacle of the grand compromise, at least for metal bikes. (And yes. You need at *least* four).
06-26-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 124,024
Posted By mikeoverly

1971 Super Eddy ...

1971 Super Eddy
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/700x538/theeddy_34f43bcdabff9f3317818615f7e97697ba2012b3.png
1989 Super...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-11, 08:13 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,641
Posted By mikeoverly

You're still not getting the point. Of course...

You're still not getting the point. Of course David Lynskey isn't responsible for the warranty service at the company who bought Litespeed. When he sold the company he also relieved himself of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-11, 06:26 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,641
Posted By mikeoverly

And with the transfer Lynskey offloaded their...

And with the transfer Lynskey offloaded their warranty liability for Litespeed to ABG, which is my point. IOW, not a "stands behind their product" history I'd be bragging about so early in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-11, 08:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,641
Posted By mikeoverly

I don't know what prompted Lynskey to sell-off...

I don't know what prompted Lynskey to sell-off Litespeed, but they certainly rid themselves of long-term warranty liability for a whole bunch of bicycles in the process. Given their history I guess...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-11, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By mikeoverly

FWIW, all my circuit PRs belong to my Zurich as...

FWIW, all my circuit PRs belong to my Zurich as well. A very all-business race bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-11, 05:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,191
Posted By mikeoverly

http://www.aero-farm.com/MONagRBR.jpg 1982...

http://www.aero-farm.com/MONagRBR.jpg

1982 Super. Rails down the road like nothing else in my quiver.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-11, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By mikeoverly

Carbon? New. Everything else? Used. Huge...

Carbon? New. Everything else? Used. Huge savings if you shop right, but you're only going to like this approach if you learn the ways of the Allen wrench & friends. There's almost always...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-11, 09:12 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,789
Posted By mikeoverly

Incorrect. ;)

Incorrect. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-11, 09:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,497
Posted By mikeoverly

Tube diameter seems to have the biggest effect on...

Tube diameter seems to have the biggest effect on how a big hit comes through ... in metal bikes. Carbon plays by its own rules. I like the ride of 1" steel bikes the best. In race geometry they...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-11, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By mikeoverly

Adding to this traditional...

Adding to this traditional three-blind-men-and-an-elephant discussion, I think it's fair to say Ti really is good at filtering road buzz compared to steel. Beyond that you start getting into...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-11, 08:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,188
Posted By mikeoverly

IMO Ti is "worth it" if you don't overpay for it,...

IMO Ti is "worth it" if you don't overpay for it, otherwise it's hard to justify against steel cost-wise (and increasingly against carbon -- nice carbon is going at great prices lately). My...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-11, 06:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,973
Posted By mikeoverly

Agree. SRAM actuation makes the most sense to...

Agree. SRAM actuation makes the most sense to me, but I'm more likely to inadvertently tug the brake trying to shift on a cold day (numb fingers) with SRAM/Shimano. This is not an issue with Campy,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-11, 07:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,973
Posted By mikeoverly

The groups are light and the price is right. ...

The groups are light and the price is right. Campy and Shimano aren't remotely competitive.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-11, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By mikeoverly

Just make sure you've had all the kids you want...

Just make sure you've had all the kids you want before you mount that bad boy. (There's so much wrong with that sentence I'm just leaving it that way :)).
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-11, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,801
Posted By mikeoverly

Assuming here you've got the components, wheels,...

Assuming here you've got the components, wheels, etc. already on-hand. If not, the $1595 BD Ti Rival subtracts-out to a sub $600 frame easily.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-11, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,794
Posted By mikeoverly

I have a few cheap bikes, including my all-time...

I have a few cheap bikes, including my all-time best $$/return in cycling, a "Schwinn" hardtail assembled by some guy in the back room of Target. I paid $115 for the bike seven years ago and have...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-11, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,707
Posted By mikeoverly

I won't read his mind here, but Litespeed seems...

I won't read his mind here, but Litespeed seems to be less and less committed to Ti nowadays.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,086
Posted By mikeoverly

We were just in Gatlinburg over spring break. ...

We were just in Gatlinburg over spring break. Beautiful winding mountain roads, but very little berm. Most roads are 35 mph, which keeps the speed disparity close. We drove up to Newfound Gap...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-11, 09:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,238
Posted By mikeoverly

Like everything else, it depends on how it's...

Like everything else, it depends on how it's designed. Most Ti I've ridden is great gliding over chipseal, but the frames built with more race-oriented goals all hurt more than steel or carbon over...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-11, 07:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,079
Posted By mikeoverly

Thanks for sharing your ride. Gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing your ride. Gorgeous.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-11, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By mikeoverly

Welcome to the hobby. Your addiction is legal,...

Welcome to the hobby. Your addiction is legal, and you're probably getting fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-11, 08:47 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,238
Posted By mikeoverly

I saw that in their ad copy too. First time I've...

I saw that in their ad copy too. First time I've heard of seat stays making any meaningful contribution to power transfer. Maybe these good 'ol boys with their ti-twisting machine should have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-11, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,297
Posted By mikeoverly

3/32. You can probably use the old lockring if...

3/32. You can probably use the old lockring if it's not damaged. Swapping cogs is easy if you have flat wrench that fits the lockring and a chain/bar tool to unscrew the cog.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-11, 10:02 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,783
Posted By mikeoverly

More OCD food for thought...

More OCD food for thought (http://www.velocipedesalon.com/forum/f2/titanium-frame-vs-steel-ride-quality-9238-2.html) (Some guy named Tom Kellogg seems to think the ride difference between ti and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-11, 07:41 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,783
Posted By mikeoverly

Last ti bike I rode was comfortable and produced...

Last ti bike I rode was comfortable and produced about the same FD rub under hard pedaling as my 70s steel touring bike, which has much thinner, longer chainstays. The ti frame weighs three pounds...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-11, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,238
Posted By mikeoverly

I picked up a Sport model (appears to be same...

I picked up a Sport model (appears to be same frame) on close-out from Performance in November. Hits all the high notes for me. Review in my bike listing (http://www.aero-farm.com/mikesbikes.htm)....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-10, 08:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,064
Posted By mikeoverly

The Great Wall of Not-China ... ...

The Great Wall of Not-China ...

http://www.aero-farm.com/mb.jpg
10-15-09, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By mikeoverly

That is a 1997 Zurich. Lemond shows no 54s that...

That is a 1997 Zurich. Lemond shows no 54s that year, but looking at my 53 I'd guess yours is a 55 -- in which case TT is 56.5.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-08, 09:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 22,906
Posted By mikeoverly

Modified in our household. "Assume nothing. ...

Modified in our household. "Assume nothing. Train everybody. No open garage doors unless we're outside to repel the great unwashed masses of neighborhood punks."

(Two kids, eight bikes hanging...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-08, 07:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 22,906
Posted By mikeoverly

Handlebars/Saddles are hanging on common nails...

Handlebars/Saddles are hanging on common nails driven at a slight angle.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-08, 07:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 22,906
Posted By mikeoverly

Hooks ... J-brackets ... concrete ... ...

Hooks ... J-brackets ... concrete ...

http://www.aero-farm.com/mb.jpg

May we all play Tetris with bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-08, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By mikeoverly

I believe Pegoretti is building his Responsorium...

I believe Pegoretti is building his Responsorium with this. Officially "XCr" -- maybe simply Metax with more "modern" tube dimensions?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-08, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,159
Posted By mikeoverly

Weight is fun to obsess over, but even those of...

Weight is fun to obsess over, but even those of us who think we're fit aren't going any faster on a superlight bike over most rec. routes. I rotate among bikes from 17# - 23# during the week, but in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-08, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By mikeoverly

O.M.A.S. made one circa the early 80s.

O.M.A.S. made one circa the early 80s.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-08, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,966
Posted By mikeoverly

The 98 Maillot Jaune came with Chorus. Wild...

The 98 Maillot Jaune came with Chorus. Wild purple paint job that year that I happen to like.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-07, 08:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,881
Posted By mikeoverly

FWIW, the content of this editorial is not nearly...

FWIW, the content of this editorial is not nearly inflammatory enough to distract me from observing that "Ron Fitzwater," pride and joy of the Ashe Mountain Times, just ain't that bright. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-07, 07:58 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 16,135
Posted By mikeoverly

Thanks. It's a load of fun to rotate through...

Thanks. It's a load of fun to rotate through those, and keeps my interest high. I'm already missing the nice riding days (high 20s and dark 'round here in the morning lately).
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-07, 05:35 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 16,135
Posted By mikeoverly

One of my hangers ... ...

One of my hangers ...

http://www.aero-farm.com/nag.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-07, 08:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,798
Posted By mikeoverly

I never saw those builds on the Bikes Direct...

I never saw those builds on the Bikes Direct pages, either. Still lots of FSA cranks and Cane Creek brake calipers diluting the current offerings.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-07, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By mikeoverly

http://www.aero-farm.com/perf.jpg

http://www.aero-farm.com/perf.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-07, 08:21 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 135,193
Posted By mikeoverly

My Everything-but-Celeste Pista ... ...

My Everything-but-Celeste Pista ...

http://www.aero-farm.com/opista.jpg
http://www.aero-farm.com/purplepista.jpg
http://www.aero-farm.com/70sShow.jpg


Visit The Pista Passion Page...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-07, 08:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,782
Posted By mikeoverly

Little Panasonic FX-01 Lumix, stacked in my...

Little Panasonic FX-01 Lumix, stacked in my seatpack along with my phone. Today's tiny cameras are so good that a DSLR is overkill for most any shot I can anticipate grabbing on a ride.
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