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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-24-16, 09:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 892
Posted By Shimagnolo
The ex-GF refused to use the FD at all. So...

The ex-GF refused to use the FD at all.
So whatever chainring it happened to be on, was what she rode.
Then she expected me to listen to her whining about how hills were too hard.:twitchy:
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-22-16, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 447
Posted By Shimagnolo
Like this?

Like this?
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-22-16, 07:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 447
Posted By Shimagnolo
Check with these guys: Trailer Hitches & Vehicle...

Check with these guys: Trailer Hitches & Vehicle Accessories (800)298-8924 (http://www.etrailer.com/)

I bought a hitch receiver from them that just bolted right up;
No drilling, no cutting, no...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-21-16, 08:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 483
Posted By Shimagnolo
The bar tape on my most-often ridden bike came...

The bar tape on my most-often ridden bike came from China via eBay for $4 including shipping. It is indistinguishable from the Cinelli and Bontrager tape I used in the past, except for the absence of...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-21-16, 06:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,031
Posted By Shimagnolo
So for those wondering how a Tesla would respond...

So for those wondering how a Tesla would respond to a cyclist or pedestrian: Tesla Autopilot reportedly prevented serious injury or saved the life of a pedestrian in DC | Electrek...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 06:06 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 3,612
Posted By Shimagnolo
As long as current professional riders are using...

As long as current professional riders are using tubulars, I can't consider them "retrogrouch".
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-16, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Shimagnolo
Or titanium if you have money to burn: YBN...

Or titanium if you have money to burn: YBN Titanium Chain for Shimano Sram Campagnolo 10 SPEED (http://www.cyclingdealusa.com/10-Speed-Chain-p/sfl-210-ti-n.htm)
Of course since Ti cogs last half as...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-19-16, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Shimagnolo
When I was in college, the Cherry Bike Shop in...

When I was in college, the Cherry Bike Shop in Lafayette IN had a bonded frame hanging on the wall. The owner had come bombing full speed down a local hill, hit the railroad track at the bottom, and...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-19-16, 09:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 906
Posted By Shimagnolo
Listen to cyccommute, and notice where he lives. ...

Listen to cyccommute, and notice where he lives.

I grew up in IN, later lived in MI, then IL, before moving to CO.
I honestly can't remember *ever* having a flat in IN or MI or IL.
Within 2...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-17-16, 03:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 906
Posted By Shimagnolo
Patch it until the next patch would require...

Patch it until the next patch would require overlapping an existing patch.
(Tried that and it didn't work.)
Or if it gets a leak next to the valve stem which cannot be patched.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-17-16, 01:54 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,479
Posted By Shimagnolo
My experience: - Shimano square-taper...

My experience:
- Shimano square-taper cartridge: I've worn out one, which lasted about 10 years, (mtn bike).
- Campy square-taper cartridge: I've worn out one, which lasted about 10 years, (road...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-15-16, 02:42 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,479
Posted By Shimagnolo
I look at it like this: Big ring: Descents...

I look at it like this:

Big ring: Descents and/or strong tailwinds
Small ring: Climbs and/or strong headwinds.
Middle ring: Used for everything else.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-15-16, 11:35 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,479
Posted By Shimagnolo
That is a big pet peeve: Just because they...

That is a big pet peeve:

Just because they developed *rear* indexed shifting, they stupidly made the *front* shifter a pseudo-indexed shifter, instead of leaving it a friction device. At least...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-15-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,196
Posted By Shimagnolo
Sure he does:...

Sure he does: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmm-ZGNCv-8:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling 07-13-16, 05:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 852
Posted By Shimagnolo
Same thing happened to me with about 300 miles on...

Same thing happened to me with about 300 miles on the first Wippermann chain I ever used.
But I've *never* had a Superlink/SRAM/KMC link fail.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-13-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,196
Posted By Shimagnolo
:lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Road Cycling 07-12-16, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By Shimagnolo
Where the rubber meets the road: What makes...

Where the rubber meets the road: What makes cycling tires fast? - VeloNews.com (http://velonews.competitor.com/where-the-rubber-meets-the-road-what-makes-cycling-tires-fast)

Scroll down to "Wider...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-12-16, 09:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,196
Posted By Shimagnolo
Is there visible damage on the helmet?

Is there visible damage on the helmet?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-12-16, 08:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 937
Posted By Shimagnolo
I've read from more than one source that Di2 *FD*...

I've read from more than one source that Di2 *FD* shifting is better.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-12-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By Shimagnolo
+1 Great poster; Would read again!:thumb:

+1
Great poster;
Would read again!:thumb:
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-12-16, 07:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 937
Posted By Shimagnolo
Overpowering a receiver is not the same as simple...

Overpowering a receiver is not the same as simple interference, regardless of encrypted or not.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-12-16, 06:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 937
Posted By Shimagnolo
Wouldn't even need to hack it; Just put a...

Wouldn't even need to hack it; Just put a transmitter on the same frequency that can overpower it's own transmitters, and the victim won't be able to shift.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-11-16, 10:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 937
Posted By Shimagnolo
Oh swell; Instead of one battery to operate it,...

Oh swell; Instead of one battery to operate it, now we need a separate battery for each component.:twitchy:
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-11-16, 08:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,031
Posted By Shimagnolo
Here in Colorado, when a motorist makes a left...

Here in Colorado, when a motorist makes a left turn in front on oncoming traffic, resulting in a crash, we still blame the motorist making the turn, not the mfgr of the oncoming car.
Forum: Foo 07-10-16, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 451
Posted By Shimagnolo
Ever see the "Seinfeld" episode where Elaine...

Ever see the "Seinfeld" episode where Elaine started dating a guy who shaved his head?
She found an old photo of him with hair, and was so impressed that she begged him to let grow out.
He kept...
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