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02-12-2015 03:02 PM
thomfr My trusty old Gazelle. Who Neede a lichter bike if the donkey on iT is far too heavy

12-07-2014 03:34 AM
MTB rules

I'm a big fan of MTB'ing, but wouldn't put them near my 105!
Here's a couple of videos:

Keep riding (off road)
03-28-2010 09:48 PM
bianchi1 i only put ' italian ' bikes on my alfa spider..eather the colnago dream( full campy record carbon) or my orbea starship carbon euskaltel euskadi colours.. agian full campy....yes i know the orbea is a spanish road bike,, but it part of the roman empire at one point.. good enough for me..
03-28-2010 07:25 PM
aralfa8589 I'm old and arthritic so I can't ride, but my son is a fanatic. is his shop in Arizona.
He and 2 comrades flew in to Arkansas to ride in the Home. This is supposed to say Ouachita Challenge, but the link works.
We got back a couple of hours ago.
My son placed 5th out of about 35 single-speeders, and well up overall.
Buddy #1 place in the top 3rd of about 350 riders overall.
Buddy #2 finished about 2/3 down overall. This was his first killer race, at 48 yrs. old.
One of our other guys finished 5th overall (2nd last 2 years).
This is a tough, highly competitive race, about 60 miles from my home, put on by a little tiny community on National Forest land. The volunteer staff puts on a teriffic event for local charities.
I have a blast working as a support guy for some absolute lunatics!
02-19-2010 03:01 AM
Originally Posted by rockiemosley View Post
Im an ex cat3 roadie
Oh, well, can't help bad luck

Don't bother with the roof racks, I could fit my old Kona Kikapu in the back seat of the Junior no problem. The GT always stands out at the trailhead.
02-18-2010 05:41 PM
bikes and alfas

Well really no Alfa content here,,,except im not putting this thing on top of my GTV...but here is the Penny Farthing I made with the 56 inch wheel. Im an ex cat3 roadie with a whole slew of bikes.
01-21-2010 06:30 PM
BlpltGTV I have a full quiver of mtbs. None have disk brakes (nor will they ever). I have a Barracuda A2V single speed, a '93 Specialized S-works steel frame (bought new about 1999 or so) built up with Sun tour XC-Pro 8spd and as many old school trick parts as I can find.) a Klein Adept Pro carbon (XT/XTR 8spd mix) and the most tricked out Diamondback Apex the worlds ever seen (Its a run of the mill Chinese built Easton tubed hardtail). The parts list is mostly high end aftermarket stuff, Chris King wheels, Ti bottom bracket, Ti cassette, Ti chainrings, Ti bar, Race Face cranks, Pauls brake levers, 8 spd XTR rear shifter,derailleurs, and V-brakes, a Suntour XC-Pro thumbshifter runs the front derailleur. Easton carbon post with a San Marco Concor KA (rare carbon rails) seat. The parts came off my pride and joy, a full custom Action-Tec Scandium frame, serial number 0001. Fully built with full knobbies it was 19.5lbs in a 20 inch frame. I never had a parts failure on it. It met its untimely demise in 2006 due to a twig putting the rear dérailleur into the spokes bending the dropout. (I cried, I'm not kidding) I'm hoping I can find someone with really good machine skills to cut the damaged hanger off and adapt an old school Cannondale one on. I would so love to have this frame back. Right now it hangs on my wall looking nearly the way it did when I pulled it out of the box back in 1999. Its mirror polished aluminum. I designed the frame myself, and when when the owner of Action-Tec first got his hands on it, he decided to put the scandium frames into production. (he had never seen a frame built with the Easton SC7000 tube set. It was cutting edge back in '99. 2.75lbs for the frame.)

I also have a couple of road bikes, a custom Tsunami built with full Campy Record that I designed and had built last year and a Cannondale Caad8 built up with a 10 year old Campy Chorus group (that works better than my '09 Record, go figure.) The Cannondale is my beater bike.

01-20-2010 09:02 PM
cabikefreak Check out the way to mount our bikes in our truck that my awesome wife invented (and built)! Adjustable to hold 3 road or mountain bikes plus 9 garage bins with each side sliding out separately so I don't have to climb in the truck.
01-20-2010 08:34 PM
genius Erm...

Last time I saw the NRS didn't it have Shimano all over it
01-09-2010 04:28 AM
Originally Posted by kornea2000 View Post
- we used to go the Dolomites. Was great .
My Girlfriend's family are from that region, her brother is a keen
cyclist too (MTB & Road) and he often rides in the Dolomite Mountains...

01-07-2010 05:41 PM
kornea2000 I used to live in Italy , we used to go the Dolomites mountains. Was great .
01-07-2010 03:31 AM
Originally Posted by howieb4 View Post
Are you using both these for the road only seeing they are both fitted with slicks?
My road bike is a 1983 Ciocc SLX, full pantographed Super Record Grouppo
At the moment both bikes are only being ridden on the road - in training for Red's London to Paris ride - but i have a
second set of tyres that i swap over for off-road use... (it only takes about 15mins to swap a couple of bicycle tyres)

How about a pic of your Ciocc? - I'm a Campagnolo junkie from way back...

01-06-2010 08:54 AM
Stopwatch I've been riding for years, a little road but mostly mountain.

Here's a picture of my beater (and my dear departed dog).
01-05-2010 08:40 PM
cabikefreak Hey Nick you have given me motivation to stop driving one of the Volvos or the Dodge Megacab to the trailhead! I just need to bugger up a roof rack and do it right (once I get the GTV to actually be functional that is!
01-05-2010 10:55 AM
howieb4 Are you using both these for the road only seeing they are both fitted with slicks? I ride a Bianchi Team Martini Racing frame with Manitou fork, Full XTR grouppo, Chris King, Bontragers, yada yada yada. My road bike is a 1983 Ciocc SLX, full pantographed Super Record Grouppo.
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