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09-09-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,761
Posted By robertorolfo

The writing. It's poorly worded and leaves the...

The writing. It's poorly worded and leaves the reader confused as to how many team members tested positive (one from each of those teams, or four from each). And of course this detail makes all the...
09-08-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,794
Posted By robertorolfo

I'd say 'so far, so good,' and the same for the...

I'd say 'so far, so good,' and the same for the US Open tennis, but what I saw on stage 8 prompted me to post here. And for those that might have missed it, there were instances of fans screaming...
08-21-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By robertorolfo

Makes sense. Also, don't forget that a shorter...

Makes sense. Also, don't forget that a shorter wheelbase should give more nimble handling.
08-21-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,794
Posted By robertorolfo

I'm definitely not trying to gloat, and I still...

I'm definitely not trying to gloat, and I still think they should do their best to ban fans from attending.

Anyway, I may have spoken too soon, as I just read that an AG2R rider has tested...
08-19-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,404
Posted By robertorolfo

In terms of materials, I can't say. But in terms...

In terms of materials, I can't say. But in terms of style? I'd say no, as that is a particularly unattractive example of modern CF.



They claim to be printing "continuous carbon fiber,"...
08-04-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,664
Posted By robertorolfo

Yep, or the single Campagnolo component (usually...

Yep, or the single Campagnolo component (usually a front derailleur) among a sea of mismatched parts from other brands, but stil "Campagnolo parts."

Reminds me of a Tommasini that was on...
08-04-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,664
Posted By robertorolfo

"Premium Campagnolo Mirage (or Xenon)...

"Premium Campagnolo Mirage (or Xenon) Parts..."
07-31-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,130
Posted By robertorolfo

Writing this might be the biggest jinx of all...

Writing this might be the biggest jinx of all time, but here goes: I've been riding and commuting on Vittoria Corsa G's in NYC for over a year now, and have only gotten one flat from a small strand...
07-17-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By robertorolfo

Sorry guys, I hadn't really focused so much on...

Sorry guys, I hadn't really focused so much on the bike specifically. The poster actually looks better as a whole, from a 'distance', and not quite so enlarged as it appears here in the forum.

I...
07-16-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By robertorolfo

Che Bello...

Just saw the poster for this year's Giro D'Italia, and I think it's fantastic (with a vintage vibe). Playing on the fall race dates brilliantly. Hopefully the race will actually take place......
07-16-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,165
Posted By robertorolfo

If you have disc brakes, and they are powerful...

If you have disc brakes, and they are powerful enough to lift your rear wheel off the ground, then you have more than enough braking power to handle the extra weight suggested.
07-15-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,165
Posted By robertorolfo

Definitely enjoying the novelty of someone trying...

Definitely enjoying the novelty of someone trying to make their bike slower (and less attractive) for once!
07-15-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,273
Posted By robertorolfo

Oh, I know about the trouble with tribbles... ...

Oh, I know about the trouble with tribbles...

Seriously though, I wasn't offended at all. An MBA is just a degree, and as you indicated they aren't particularly hard to get at many schools. Like...
07-13-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,273
Posted By robertorolfo

I snapped a throttle cable once on a 125cc...

I snapped a throttle cable once on a 125cc scooter. Had a small tool kit with me, and luckily the cable snapped near the twist grip, so I was able to make it home (riding through the city center) by...
07-10-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,417
Posted By robertorolfo

6 of each? And how many sets of Ergos do you...

6 of each? And how many sets of Ergos do you have? Hoarding, or just a lot of projects?
07-10-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,400
Posted By robertorolfo

That's kinda what I thought, although I never...

That's kinda what I thought, although I never understood why people are bothered by his posts (and on the contrary, could understand an issue with the other guy. See below...)



First off, it's...
07-07-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,272
Posted By robertorolfo

Life is too short to be spending time on...

Life is too short to be spending time on two-wheeled machinery that is isn't special to you.
07-07-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,738
Posted By robertorolfo

Oh how the tables have turned, an LBS...

Oh how the tables have turned, an LBS recommending the forum!



Already? It's certainly a bit more involving that restoring most vintage furniture, but perhaps more rewarding in the end...
07-01-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 973
Posted By robertorolfo

What Color Bar Tape?

Just to make things a little easier, I'm not going to ask you to identify a rusty old frame, I just want to hear people's opinions on the best color of bar tape to use.

I recently received the...
07-01-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By robertorolfo

Nothing to contribute, just want to thank juvela...

Nothing to contribute, just want to thank juvela for all of this knowledge he is sharing... (and hopefully he isn't Juventino)
06-26-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,912
Posted By robertorolfo

Not at all. Ride around NYC enough and it will...

Not at all. Ride around NYC enough and it will simply be an observation...

But if this person thinks their bike looks cool, they obviously have no clue because that stem is horrific...
06-24-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 209,440
Posted By robertorolfo

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-23-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6,528
Views: 587,852
Posted By robertorolfo

Ha, I actually didn't intend to accumulate a...

Ha, I actually didn't intend to accumulate a bunch of Bassos, it just sort of happened (they tend to be priced rather reasonably). So now I'm dipping my toes into other waters. Gotta say that I like...
06-15-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,848
Posted By robertorolfo

Well, I obviously voted for Lotus, although I...

Well, I obviously voted for Lotus, although I don't have much experience with the other brands. My Lotus Unique was what got me started with the C&V bug, and I especially liked that is was a Long...
06-15-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,907
Posted By robertorolfo

This! Unless it's something super basic or hard...

This! Unless it's something super basic or hard to find, it's just not worth getting junk from the far east, and encouraging the junk market...



I know there are people that think negative...
06-11-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,004
Posted By robertorolfo

I think this thread hits home for some of us that...

I think this thread hits home for some of us that have wondered what will happen to our bikes (and other stuff) if/when something happens to us. Mind you, I'm not even at mid-life yet, but the...
06-11-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 669
Posted By robertorolfo

A lot of people mention pressing both cups at the...

A lot of people mention pressing both cups at the same time. I prefer to do them individually, because I think the tube itself, and then the pressed cup, give a more secure point for the other side...
06-09-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,116
Posted By robertorolfo

Unrecognized benefit of cycling in NYC: if you...

Unrecognized benefit of cycling in NYC: if you don't want to bother with tools, patch kits, spares... just carry a metrocard. Super thin and light weight, it will get you and your bike home 24 hours...
06-05-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,457
Posted By robertorolfo

Again, you are arriving at inaccurate conclusions...

Again, you are arriving at inaccurate conclusions (for one reason or another), and then making accusations based on those nonsensical conclusions.

Crime rates? Those statistics generally include...
06-05-20, 09:36 AM
06-05-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,457
Posted By robertorolfo

Things are extra slow at the moment. Partially...

Things are extra slow at the moment. Partially because many of these postal workers were simply not on the job because of the pandemic (essential or otherwise), and also for exactly the reason...
06-04-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By robertorolfo

Ah, so asking for hypothesis which could address...

Ah, so asking for hypothesis which could address an issue you are having isn't "asking for help." Got it.

For someone who becomes so irritated by the implication from others that you might lack...
06-02-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 429
Posted By robertorolfo

Haaa, if you can believe it, the final line of my...

Haaa, if you can believe it, the final line of my post was, "just like they never fail to bring up Syncro issues from 30 years ago." I omitted it in order to seem less combative. And of course I...
05-31-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,290
Posted By robertorolfo

F.T.W. ftw!

F.T.W. ftw!
05-28-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 668
Posted By robertorolfo

Best sales video I've see in a long time. How can...

Best sales video I've see in a long time. How can you not want one of his bikes now?
05-20-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,116
Posted By robertorolfo

Yes, I know that a lot of their bikes don't...

Yes, I know that a lot of their bikes don't actually have a model name indicated. It looks amazing though. Great bike and simply amazing paint job.



Daccordi actually have a pretty informative...
05-19-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,324
Posted By robertorolfo

This was the scene outside my LBS just a few...

This was the scene outside my LBS just a few hours ago. Pretty crazy... ...
05-18-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By robertorolfo

Squeeze harder

Squeeze harder
05-18-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16,100
Views: 1,671,601
Posted By robertorolfo

Just rode around the neighborhood a little to get...

Just rode around the neighborhood a little to get out, but stopped to take some pics: ...
05-15-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By robertorolfo

Oh, what about a chain made out of duct tape,...

Oh, what about a chain made out of duct tape, lubed with WD-40?
05-09-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,324
Posted By robertorolfo

I have a Bianchi Campione D'Italia that is a...

I have a Bianchi Campione D'Italia that is a little too big for me and never really inspired me (that I only really bought for the Mirage groupset) that I'm tempted to throw on Craigslist for pretty...
05-08-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,324
Posted By robertorolfo

The Italian government is currently offering up...

The Italian government is currently offering up to a 500 Euro incentive on bike and scooter (electric standup only, I think) purchases, to encourage alternative forms of transportation.



Yep....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,153
Posted By robertorolfo

I really don't know the pricing, but I'd assume...

I really don't know the pricing, but I'd assume it is somewhere in the $2,000 for the frame.

Yes, 1.300g from a steel frame is quite nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 14,203
Posted By robertorolfo

Yeah, I'm pretty sure a lot of movies and TV...

Yeah, I'm pretty sure a lot of movies and TV shows start with someone finding a gun or drugs, and things inevitably get hairy for the finder.

My advice: If Laurence Fishburne wants to get into a...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 76,161
Posted By robertorolfo

I'll see your Hudson River, and raise you one...

I'll see your Hudson River, and raise you one East River (during "Manhattanhenge"). No famous plane landings that I'm aware of, but sea planes are taking off and landing on the river a few times a...
07-03-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 58,890
Posted By robertorolfo

Rode my second ever race/crit yesterday, and did...

Rode my second ever race/crit yesterday, and did OK.

Prior to the race, I came up with what I thought was a brilliant and foolproof strategy: enter a race on July 2nd, on a night when there is a...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,767
Posted By robertorolfo

Yeah, can we talk about this? How annoyed do you...

Yeah, can we talk about this? How annoyed do you get when it's a nice dry day, so you are riding a bike without fenders, and then you come up on some stream running across the road because someone is...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,528
Posted By robertorolfo

Good catch. It's the Ceramic Wet Lube. I've...

Good catch. It's the Ceramic Wet Lube.

I've been using Finish Line Dry on my other bikes, and I'm happy with it, but it would indeed wear off pretty quick in the rain, so I decided to try the...
06-24-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,418
Posted By robertorolfo

Bingo. Bike paths were created for a...

Bingo.

Bike paths were created for a reason, and allowing something with a motor to use them essentially negates that reason.
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 76,161
Posted By robertorolfo

I'm glad you reported it. That incident sounds...

I'm glad you reported it. That incident sounds really bad, and making contact with you simply isn't acceptable (public servant or otherwise).
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