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Forum: Northeast 09-02-09, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,244
Posted By angelo
I had an old bianchi done by "Powder Coat...

I had an old bianchi done by "Powder Coat Finishes (http://www.powdercoatfinishes.com/default.htm)" in Baltimore (in the Greektown neighborhood)-- not DC, but maybe close enough.
They matched the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-10-09, 02:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,461
Posted By angelo
If it was the result of a massive impact, the...

If it was the result of a massive impact, the tubing show signs of buckling and severe bending. If it was fatigue (a crack the formed and grew slowly until catastrophic failure) , you should be able...
Forum: Commuting 08-10-09, 12:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 909
Posted By angelo
Lately, I've used headphones from Nike: flight...

Lately, I've used headphones from Nike: flight (http://store.nike.com/index.jsp?country=US&lang_locale=en_US&l=shop,pdp,ctr-inline/cid-1/pid-162396) and flow...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-03-09, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By angelo
Take it to a bike shop and pay them to remove in...

Take it to a bike shop and pay them to remove in 2 minutes of labor.

It is not worth your time to struggle with it and if something goes "wrong", you will have trashed your fork or frame.
Forum: Commuting 07-28-09, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By angelo
That type of fender (mud-guard) will protect you...

That type of fender (mud-guard) will protect you as your front wheel tries to fling large pieces of horse-**** and mud into your face. It won't keep you and your bike from getting continually soaked...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-28-09, 08:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,399
Posted By angelo
Bikely. I like the interface. Although lately,...

Bikely. I like the interface. Although lately, the site seems to have problems. It takes a long time to load, or just doesn't and requires me to refresh. I suspect that they're seeing more traffic on...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-27-09, 10:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,496
Posted By angelo
Generally, you can't beat the convenience of...

Generally, you can't beat the convenience of well-maintained ergo (brifter, or whatever you call them) shifters.

Downtube shifters are best if you have an old bike and are using a friction-mode...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-26-09, 07:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,393
Posted By angelo
I like Michael Pollan's philosophy: Eat food....

I like Michael Pollan's philosophy: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants (http://www.michaelpollan.com/indefense.php).
Forum: Road Cycling 07-26-09, 06:57 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,169
Posted By angelo
I don't know where it comes from. I remember...

I don't know where it comes from. I remember seeing Lance race in the Thrift Drug Classic in Pittsburgh in 1994 and 1995. He had won the 1994 race (substantial purse) and was about to win the 1995...
Forum: Living Car Free 07-24-09, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By angelo
Live in the city. Commute to office park outside...

Live in the city. Commute to office park outside the city but in metro area(16mile). Try to perform as many errands as possible on bike.

"Ride" in the country!
Forum: Northeast 07-23-09, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8,048
Views: 425,099
Posted By angelo
Thanks Pragmatik and greaterbrown. I can now see...

Thanks Pragmatik and greaterbrown. I can now see some shortcuts for folks that want shorter mileage!
Forum: Road Cycling 07-23-09, 12:10 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,237
Posted By angelo
Its hard to say, you have approximately the same...

Its hard to say, you have approximately the same type of build as me. I get 20% on a tanita body fat scale. (I'll spare everyone the pics).

When you can start to see the 6-pack, it means 15-ish....
Forum: Northeast 07-23-09, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8,048
Views: 425,099
Posted By angelo
An awesome memorable ride, baltocharlie. Enjoyed...

An awesome memorable ride, baltocharlie. Enjoyed the pics!

Hey, is anyone going to the moonlight madness ride (http://nbbb.wordpress.com/2009/07/08/moonlight-madness-ride-july-30th/) on July 30?...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-09, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By angelo
I believe that if you take it to a powdercoat...

I believe that if you take it to a powdercoat shop that does regularly motorcycles, they should be able to strip the paint and do everything right. Motorcycle frames are not that different from bike...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-09, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By angelo
Ah! That's it aerodynamico KL. I think you...

Ah! That's it aerodynamico KL.

I think you are right, I see now that parts of the galli groupo had been contracted out to manufacturers. So, it might be possible to find the right barrel...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-09, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By angelo
galli brake calipers: looking for adjusting barrel

Hi all,

I'm in the middle of resurrecting an 80's bianchi with a mish-mash of old parts. I've had pretty pair of galli brake calipers laying around for almost 20 years and now looks like a good...
Forum: Commuting 07-20-09, 09:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,922
Posted By angelo
It is totally viable and you don't need to have...

It is totally viable and you don't need to have an excuse. Just try it.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-15-09, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By angelo
Cool, do you think the wheels are lightweight?

Cool, do you think the wheels are lightweight?
Forum: Commuting 07-13-09, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,486
Posted By angelo
Coolmax headsweats. At first, I was...

Coolmax headsweats.

At first, I was concerned that it would make me look like the "rex kwon do (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKmUsVeKp1o)" guy from Napoleon Dynamite but then I decided to face...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-09-09, 07:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 720
Posted By angelo
I think you'll find that with exposure to...

I think you'll find that with exposure to sunlight, the tube will deteriorate and get sticky or break apart. Of course, if you change it out every year or so, it won't be a problem.

I use wine...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-09-09, 07:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,506
Posted By angelo
Does anyone use a larger size inner tube to...

Does anyone use a larger size inner tube to defeat this problem? I got into the habit of using the next size up inner tube for my tires (eg a "32" mm inner tube for a "25" mm tire).

I don't have...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-09-09, 07:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,085
Posted By angelo
If you're getting "pinch" flats it is because you...

If you're getting "pinch" flats it is because you hit an obstacle that squooshed your tire too far and pinched the inner tube against the rim. The tell tale sign is a pair of holes for each flat...
Forum: Commuting 07-08-09, 11:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,768
Posted By angelo
Your average speed depends on a lot of things:...

Your average speed depends on a lot of things: traffic lights, hills, terrain, and the level of effort/discomfort you're willing to put out.

I'd recommend that you not worry at all about hitting...
Forum: Northeast 07-07-09, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8,048
Views: 425,099
Posted By angelo
I think it was a fatigue or weld issue. Columbus...

I think it was a fatigue or weld issue. Columbus tubing. Apparently it is a common place for breakage: driveside dropout-chainstay interface.

I would love to ride sometime with any of you folks...
Forum: Commuting 07-07-09, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By angelo
Well, you could get a bigger chain-ring. That...

Well, you could get a bigger chain-ring. That would shift all your gearing up (and require a new chain). On the other hand, a good quality properly maintained external derailleur is pretty damn...
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