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With the death of Bernard Tapie, I thought I’d throw this old gem out from the V days which happens to mention to Gallic changer. Enjoy!
Haldy, how did you get into this Silca video? (Near the end)
(1202) Hammer v SILCA’S Machinist Deadblow Hammer – YouTube
I have the great privilege of knowing lots of folks withhin the industry. Since I have helped Don Walker at quite a few NAHBS shows, I have met and helped out alot of industry folks at various brands. Josh Poertner at Silca being one of them. When they launched the 3D printed tools, he wanted to show off the custom option too, so he reached out to me to ask if he could use HHW as the test set. I was honored he thought to ask me, and obviously I took him up on the offer.
Cycology is the brand you are after. Cycologygear.eu or cycologyclothing.com
Can anyone help me with something – I half remember a post on Velominati related to a Kiwi/Aussie cycling clothing brand. The picture was a blonde female cyclist posing with her bike on a cobbled street. Anyone else remember that picture and the brand?
I do remember the picture. Can’t remember the cyclist nor the brand. Pretty sure there was an article in Cyclist magazine with the same photo.
Hope you all like the new Home Page layout. Thought it might make it easier to see new Gazzetta and Member Posts.
Definitely liking it!
Hello All…a question…does anyone live in any of the following countries…Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain and Turkey ?..if so I may ask for a tiny favor…
These arrived last night. I’ll have a review for PEZ. Shimano S-PHYRE RC902 road shoes. F*ing BLING!
Happy New Year and Best Wishes to all. Here’s hoping for fewer lockdowns and reduced risk for everyone in the New Year. Wonder whether we will get anything like a near normal Classics Season in 2021. They are not far away and it would need a dramatic impact from vaccines to get things anywhere near normal.
HAPPY NEW YEAR to y’all! Can’t help but share two brags.
Got a short ride in today but enough miles to make it 7,600 (and small change) for the year. And all road miles. I keep my Zwift/virtual miles on a separate Strava account because IMHO it’s not “real” riding so not real miles or real elevation gain. https://www.strava.com/activities/4545491648
Second brag is that two of my articles were in the top 10 for the year on PEZ. https://pezcyclingnews.com/features/pez-top-10-stories-of-2020/
Wishing everyone the very best in 2021!
I managed to clear 4,000 miles for 2020. I suspect a significant majority were indoors on the rollers. It would be nice if Strave separated miles bit bike/medium for the year in the same way it does for total miles. Maybe if I downloaded the data to excel I could separate them but I can’t be arsed to do that!
It can’t be that hard for Strava to code.
Merry Christmas to everyone. I still have some catching up to do on OTRL. I’ll get there!
Hey all! Just want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas (or however you celebrate) and a Happy New Year. Best wishes from my family to all of yours!
Hey Chuck: Merry Christmas to you and your family too and to all those who have enjoyed playing the OTR league.
We cab add FMB tubulars and Open Tubulars to that list of available items too. 🙂
Hey all…been awhile since I have popped on here. I have slowly built up the supply chain coming into Haldy’s Handbuilt Wheels, and I now have a pipeline to get “Golden Tickets” for rims. 🙂 Any interest in getting some Nemesis( tubular) or Elegance( clincher) rim orders going? Let me know!
Welcome back. I’ve been a bit remiss (absent) lately too due to house moves and decorating. I need to finalise the OTRL results for 2020 which I will try to get round to this weekend. I need to get outdoors too – can’t remember the last time I was out. Many catching late afternoon time on the rollers these days.
Welcome back. Hopefully you’ve had some time to enjoy the Bixxis. I recently had a rear wheel failure, Crono F20 cracked. Looking to have a new set built up with the existing Record hubs. Nemesis is on my short list, we may need to talk.
Hit me up when you are ready!!
Ready for new wheels. Emailed your via your website.
Apparently I’m also ready for grammar and proofreading lessons.
Weird but when I login Comments and Recent Posts disappear but are fine when I’m logged out. Trying to investigate but anyone else seeing the same?
Seems to be ok for me….
Hmm – looks like it may only be with admin access. That is weird.
This winter will be very interesting, to say nothing of next summer. For the first time since I got into road cycling I actually have a coach. I have trained with a group that had a coach make a training plan for the group as a whole before. This time however I decided I needed someone to taylor the training sessions to what I need to improve and to really tell me off when I slack. I’m beyond excited, got my trainer set up, bought new winter kit ($$$) and my cyclocross bike is standing ready with a new chainring… Read more »
The conclusion of this week’s science experiment is as follows:
There exists at least one tree through which riding a bike is not possible.
Oooooerrrr! Hope the bike is OK. Oh, and you.
Both are fine. No scratches on the bike and very few on me. Fortunately I wasn’t on my nice bike but on the “made for trying stupid things” cyclocross bike. This turned out to be a very stupid thing to try…
Incidentally, I tried to post a picture (not from the “try to ride through a tree” ride) to the Photos section the other day, but it hasn’t shown up. Could it possibly be stuck in a spam filter or require approval?
Can’t see anything pending and no photo in the media library. What format and size was it? Can you try again.
This was a .jpg file, the size was 5823kB. I can certainly upload it again, but I’m afraid the brilliant prose that accompanied it will be lost forever unless the system has a copy…
I’ll up the max file size limit as I’m not entirely sure how the media settings on the uploader translate to actual photo files.
Dang but that’s one dog in deep doo doos in the dog house.
Honestly … I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. But as a dog owner/lover, hard for me to get too mad at the dog.
Stelbel build coming along between unpacking and sorting thinks in the new house. Checked out the drivetrain and dialled in the position on the rollers today. Actually fitted like a glove straight off. Just need to take a bit off the steerer but still leave some wiggle room above the stem for now. Then to hook up the hydraulics and will be good to road test. Will have to find some time next week for finishing up.
A bit of a grrr. No bolts for the rear brake calliper. You need to select the bolt length based on the frame mount depth and though I bought the frame and groups from the same source they have not included bolts of the correct length for the frame. A bit annoying, so have had to order off the ‘net, express delivery.
Hmm – the Comments plugin seems to have done an auto update. Unfortunately a by product of that is that all photos seems to have disappeared from old Comments. Not sure I can do anything about that. Sorry. Somewhat hacked off with the plugin authors over that!
Got the pictures back. Though the avatars seem slow to load on this version. At least it all seems to be working again.
So – unanticipated effects of lockdown/working from home – my commuting bike miles has reduced to zero but my ability to fit in really regular training and riding has increased. Net result; I’m back in really good bike riding form. Went out last night and took a KOM on a 40 minute hilly strava segment. Surprised myself.
Rob: Don’t miss out on the start of the OTR league. Omloop Het Nieuwsblad tomorrow morning!
She is finally with me…………
From what I can see poking out of the wrapping that looks…spectacular…
A rough up…….it’s really hard to pickup the colour in a photo. For a steel frame that is one light frame. Don’t have my scales here as yet but will be interesting to see how it pans out.
Love the colour. Looks very real. Long term plan – it’s do-able for us to get across to the IoW, potentially with our tandem. At some point shall we go for a spin?
Sounds like a great plan when things get back to whatever normal will be. Would need the Lymington – Yarmouth ferry to restart as that one is suspended pending traffic picking up to the IoW.
Southampton-Cowes is running though?
Yup but not the high speed one at the moment.
Lymington – Yarmouth service restarts on 17th July.
Hi all. Checking back in after a bit of a break…How is everyone?
Most of the old crowd are still here, off and on. Good to see you back here.
Less emphasis on “crowd”, more emphasis on “old” !
Call it a group observing suitable social distancing for the current times?
In case y’all haven’t already seen this. Rigoberto Uran on his TT bike at 45 kph being drafted by a farmer in baggy clothes, boots, and a backpack. Just priceless!
And to follow up: “That man has now been identified as Iván Dario, 54-year-old flower farmer who was on his way to work when he decided to hop onto the back of the Olympic silver medallist earlier this week.”