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Forum: Road Cycling 08-27-16, 07:58 AM
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Posted By rpenmanparker
Glad to hear it.

Glad to hear it.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-27-16, 07:33 AM
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Posted By rpenmanparker
The only advantage of waiting might be to get a...

The only advantage of waiting might be to get a substitute, less powerful pain killer from the doc to bring you down more gradually than cold turkey. But if you can make cold turkey work, nothing...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-27-16, 06:21 AM
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Posted By rpenmanparker
As you may have surmised, from my earliest...

As you may have surmised, from my earliest writing age I only used fountain pens, Parker, Waterman, DuPont, Mont Blanc, etc. When I was a kid, they were hand-me-downs from my dad. Then as I started...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-27-16, 06:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,443
Posted By rpenmanparker
That straightness stuff is just the Kool Aid. No...

That straightness stuff is just the Kool Aid. No human being can tell the difference in ride among competent, in-specification bikes DUE TO REAL WORLD DROPOUT TOLERANCES. The real difference...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-27-16, 05:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,443
Posted By rpenmanparker
Right, but as you say, the bikes are intended for...

Right, but as you say, the bikes are intended for different things. The question is this. If IF had built you a bike out of properly selected 520 tubes to the same geometry as the Crown Jewel, you...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-27-16, 05:40 AM
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Posted By rpenmanparker
The only BB choice from Workswell for that frame...

The only BB choice from Workswell for that frame is BBright. That is a PF30 (30 mm oversize diameter, overwide 79 mm wide) shell. The extra width compared to regular PF30 is all on the non-drive...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-26-16, 02:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,443
Posted By rpenmanparker
This is where we disagree. The range of behaviors...

This is where we disagree. The range of behaviors is not correlated to price. You can get any of the behaviors you are talking about at nearly any price. You are talking about competence, and that is...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-26-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,443
Posted By rpenmanparker
But that is not really a variable among decently...

But that is not really a variable among decently built frames. I mean if I were a builder, and you asked me to be sure the frame was straight, I would throw you out of the shop. That is really...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-26-16, 02:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,194
Posted By rpenmanparker
You only stress relieve the spokes one...

You only stress relieve the spokes one time...during the initial build up. They never need to be, nor can they be relieved again. You are likely misnaming some other process as stress relieving. One...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-26-16, 02:25 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,992
Posted By rpenmanparker
And then unscrewed the low limit back to where it...

And then unscrewed the low limit back to where it belonged I hope.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-26-16, 02:23 PM
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Posted By rpenmanparker
That is gonna hurt for a long time. I would say...

That is gonna hurt for a long time. I would say there is litigation in their future. Inexcusable.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-26-16, 02:22 PM
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Posted By rpenmanparker
Good book. Read it when it came out.

Good book. Read it when it came out.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-26-16, 05:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 628
Posted By rpenmanparker
Not instantaneously. The test has to cover a...

Not instantaneously. The test has to cover a long ride. Fortunately good shops allow that.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-26-16, 05:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,194
Posted By rpenmanparker
Cheer up. It is not necessarily true that the...

Cheer up. It is not necessarily true that the high spoke count IS required because of low quality construction. It is just that it is thought to be necessary despite high quality construction. Oh,...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-26-16, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By rpenmanparker
That is essentially correct. There are some...

That is essentially correct. There are some aftermarket, specialty 11-speed cassettes that will fit on an 8, 9, 10-speed hub, but they are very pricey. Here is a link to one brand. The 10 to...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-26-16, 04:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,063
Posted By rpenmanparker
I got tired of looking but didn't see where OP...

I got tired of looking but didn't see where OP said what vintage his crank is. He mentions buying frame and eTap kit separately. The eTap might have been just the derailleur/shifter kit, no crank...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-26-16, 04:31 AM
Replies: 33
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Posted By rpenmanparker
All's well that ends well.

All's well that ends well.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-25-16, 08:01 PM
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Posted By rpenmanparker
Center of Houston. Now that is urban.

Center of Houston. Now that is urban.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-25-16, 05:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,194
Posted By rpenmanparker
Low spoke wheels are a joy unto themselves.

Low spoke wheels are a joy unto themselves.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-25-16, 04:56 PM
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Views: 52,203
Posted By rpenmanparker
You have surely never met me in person.

You have surely never met me in person.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-25-16, 04:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 797
Posted By rpenmanparker
So that is the old design, the removable whole...

So that is the old design, the removable whole valve. Interesting. Mine doesn't have a removeable VALVE or CORE. What is that about? CX model which I don't see anymore.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-25-16, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 628
Posted By rpenmanparker
OP, do you honestly think there is a sensible,...

OP, do you honestly think there is a sensible, consensus answer to your question? Do you think there are uncomfortable and comfortable saddles and folks know which are which so they can advise you....
Forum: Road Cycling 08-25-16, 12:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 797
Posted By rpenmanparker
I just looked up Vittoria's current lineup. It...

I just looked up Vittoria's current lineup. It is maddening how they mix tubular, open tubular, and clincher tires all in the same list. But anyway, the line of tubulars appears to be totally...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-25-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 797
Posted By rpenmanparker
I've never seen a tube whether or not inside a...

I've never seen a tube whether or not inside a tubular with a whole removable stem. Is that a real thing?
Forum: Road Cycling 08-25-16, 11:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 797
Posted By rpenmanparker
My Vittoria Corsa CX tubulars do not have...

My Vittoria Corsa CX tubulars do not have removable cores.
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