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  1. Rotating saddles is not something I would be...

    Rotating saddles is not something I would be willing to do. Sounds like your saddle is either too wide, or set too high.
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    I've had some really cheap aluminum chainrings...

    I've had some really cheap aluminum chainrings that showed wear early on, but anything decent should last long enough to be boring. Proper chain care/replacement is what'll make the biggest...
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    Same here. Been riding all winter and not...

    Same here. Been riding all winter and not middle-aged yet, but feeling strong and energetic at this point. It's a good feeling. :thumb:
  4. The "greasy finger" method was preferred by some...

    The "greasy finger" method was preferred by some in the early days, before front derailleurs had really evolved. One could just knock the chain from the big ring to the small ring with one's foot,...
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    Okay, seriously. If you don't have a saddle you...

    Okay, seriously. If you don't have a saddle you can ride for 50 miles yet, you need to put the anorexia on hold until you've solved that problem.
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    I dunno. I'm much more concerned about hacked...

    I dunno. I'm much more concerned about hacked cars behind me than my bike deciding not to shift.
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    ...or create a brand-new issue by upsetting some...

    ...or create a brand-new issue by upsetting some part that was working just fine. :lol:
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    Start practicing in the comfort of your home. ...

    Start practicing in the comfort of your home. :thumb:
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    Got two boxes of Shimano M089's in the mail from...

    Got two boxes of Shimano M089's in the mail from Zappos, sizes 42E and 43E. The goal was to get roomier SPD shoes for long brevets and return whichever pair didn't fit, but I'm unsure that even the...
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    That artwork is too much! :lol:

    That artwork is too much! :lol:
  11. In their defense, both Frank and Jan are explicit...

    In their defense, both Frank and Jan are explicit in their articles that 15% drop is just a suggested starting point, and to adjust pressures up or down to taste. I think even Jan takes a pretty...
  12. I'm a little surprised that Jan/Frank/etc haven't...

    I'm a little surprised that Jan/Frank/etc haven't gotten around to updating that chart for at least 42mm tires, since they've gotten so popular.
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    Sticky: scroca (MT) _______________________ 5,190.94 ...

    scroca (MT) _______________________ 5,190.94
    f1xedgear (NC) ____________________ 4,440.0 [107]
    augustgarage (CA) _________________ 4,403.1 (6,400.2 total) [107/107]
    dschue5 (MN)...
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    I shudder to think.

    I shudder to think.
  15. To work with block chain, of course: ...

    To work with block chain, of course:

    http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/extras/inch-pitch-waters1.JPG

    The inch pitch block chain in 20th century track racing
  16. Those look like a good candidate for some Shoe...

    Those look like a good candidate for some Shoe Goo. :thumb:
  17. I run 40 psi or less... in my 26"x1.75" tires. ...

    I run 40 psi or less... in my 26"x1.75" tires. Feels great, no issues. ;)
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    As if Mavic didn't already have enough problems...

    As if Mavic didn't already have enough problems with wheels failing. :lol:
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    Seems to come out in the dryer. /shrug

    Seems to come out in the dryer. /shrug
  20. I would answer to "gear ally." :)

    I would answer to "gear ally." :)
  21. Something out of the ordinary, of course. And...

    Something out of the ordinary, of course. And there is non-homophobic precedent for using it as an adjective to describe a strange person. But used more directly as a noun, and within the last...
  22. Sounds more like you're trying to figure out ways...

    Sounds more like you're trying to figure out ways to spend money. Nothing wrong with that, just be honest. :)
  23. I don't think it looks as big as 57cm, but...

    I don't think it looks as big as 57cm, but definitely take it for a test ride. You won't know for sure what frame size is best for you until you do that -- there's a lot more to it than your height.
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    +1 for the Halo headband. I used to really...

    +1 for the Halo headband. I used to really suffer on long summer rides when the sweat would run into my eyes and blind me at the worst possible times.

    As mentioned above, though, any system can...
  25. You weren't even alive when it was originally...

    You weren't even alive when it was originally coined. What's your source if the OED isn't good enough? :rolleyes:
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