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11-01-17, 08:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,294
Posted By Waxbytes

I ruined a carbon seatpost once by over torquing...

I ruined a carbon seatpost once by over torquing the clamp. The seatpost crushed. Nowadays I use a torque wrench and have had no problems.
10-14-17, 05:03 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,009
Posted By Waxbytes

You mean like this? ...

You mean like this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKHFZBUTA4k
10-13-17, 11:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,863
Posted By Waxbytes

When I was about eight or maybe nine I tried to...

When I was about eight or maybe nine I tried to hop a curb with total mistiming and came down right in front of the curb. I flew like Superman but landed like Lex Luthor. Maybe you fell in a deep...
10-13-17, 07:51 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,009
Posted By Waxbytes

Truth.

Truth.
10-13-17, 05:58 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,009
Posted By Waxbytes

Is that why bicycle helmets have such big holes...

Is that why bicycle helmets have such big holes in them?

As for "Old School" my first bike that I bought with my own money earned from a paper route was a C.Itoth
ten speed (that's 2 x 5 for you...
09-26-17, 02:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By Waxbytes

Is the crack in the clearcoat or the actual...

Is the crack in the clearcoat or the actual carbon weave? If it's in the weave I would not ride it any more. The failure mode for this kind of wheel is pretty catastrophic I'm told and from what I've...
09-18-17, 04:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,944
Posted By Waxbytes

Nowadays, Peter Sagan, in the past, Cipo. Most of...

Nowadays, Peter Sagan, in the past, Cipo. Most of the sprinters carry it off pretty well.

I look like the Michelin Man in lycra, and I would do so in wool too, but it works for me, Chris Hoy will...
09-18-17, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,015
Posted By Waxbytes

King for a day is better than never King at all!

King for a day is better than never King at all!
08-25-17, 07:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,130
Posted By Waxbytes

Yep, this should work for everyone, excepting...

Yep, this should work for everyone, excepting Peter Sagan, who might use it as a chance to work on his high speed wheelies.:lol:
08-21-17, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,547
Posted By Waxbytes

For cross-chaining I go by noise. If it's noisy...

For cross-chaining I go by noise. If it's noisy I'm cross-chained and need to change gears.
08-21-17, 03:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,130
Posted By Waxbytes

I don't know what the fuss is all about since I...

I don't know what the fuss is all about since I can go slow without even trying.
It's easy and I hardly break a sweat doing it. Must be a natural talent I guess?
08-08-17, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By Waxbytes

The AWOL Expert has Tiagra ten speed 11 to 36...

The AWOL Expert has Tiagra ten speed 11 to 36 cassette and 50-39-30 crankset so I don't know why someone would say there are not enough gears? As for tubeless that's a debatable advantage. And why...
08-08-17, 08:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,211
Posted By Waxbytes

I was seven and the bike was red. That's all I...

I was seven and the bike was red. That's all I can remember other than falling off a lot as my parents didn't think training wheels were a good idea. It didn't take long to get the hang of it.
03-13-17, 08:29 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,309
Posted By Waxbytes

It's the human condition. Even those of us...

It's the human condition.
Even those of us trying to be accurate have to rely on a memory that forgets bad days quickly.
So our remembered average is higher in most cases than our real average.
...
12-02-16, 07:13 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,309
Posted By Waxbytes

Oh goodie, an earworm soundtrack to my mental...

Oh goodie, an earworm soundtrack to my mental image!:lol:

If I ever do find that flat road I know what is going to pop into my head.:giver::wtf::D
12-01-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,309
Posted By Waxbytes

...and now I have a mental image of Miss Gulch...

...and now I have a mental image of Miss Gulch (Margaret Hamilton) riding her bicycle fast.:lol:
11-27-16, 08:42 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,309
Posted By Waxbytes

If I ever find some flat smooth pavement I'll let...

If I ever find some flat smooth pavement I'll let you know.
05-20-16, 03:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,906
Posted By Waxbytes

The silliest argument is: Which colour is faster?...

The silliest argument is: Which colour is faster?

We all know red is the fastest colour
05-20-16, 02:52 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 14,785
Posted By Waxbytes

...and the key always got lost .

...and the key always got lost .
05-20-16, 02:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,536
Posted By Waxbytes

Pedals, usually at the LBS when I'm buying the...

Pedals, usually at the LBS when I'm buying the bike. I use the stock saddle until I feel a need to change it.
I don't change tires till they wear out, unless they are glass magnets.
05-04-16, 10:41 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 14,785
Posted By Waxbytes

You know your old when your safety razor has only...

You know your old when your safety razor has only one double edged blade in it.
You know your old when you call it a "safety razor"
11-30-15, 02:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 43,171
Posted By Waxbytes

Scars; Wisdom in the flesh.

Scars; Wisdom in the flesh.
11-29-15, 07:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 43,171
Posted By Waxbytes

I agree, but then again the late Richard Pryor...

I agree, but then again the late Richard Pryor once said that being on fire is inspirational, so there's that to consider.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-14, 02:00 AM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 171,829
Posted By Waxbytes

Once you moving the best way to do check the...

Once you moving the best way to do check the quick releases is to do a bunny hop. If you wake up in the back of an ambulance or in the ER you know the quick release was loose.:p
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-14, 07:22 PM
Replies: 26,481
Views: 16,213,492
Posted By Waxbytes

One puts whatever one wants to in a saddlebag of...

One puts whatever one wants to in a saddlebag of those dimensions.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-14, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26,481
Views: 16,213,492
Posted By Waxbytes

It's an awful feeling when a bike, or anything...

It's an awful feeling when a bike, or anything else really, gets stolen. A rage without satisfaction and a violation of personal space.
Sorry MM80, I hope the Masi works out ok for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-14, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26,481
Views: 16,213,492
Posted By Waxbytes

...and another one bites the dust...

...and another one bites the dust...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-14, 10:21 PM
Replies: 26,481
Views: 16,213,492
Posted By Waxbytes

Why debadge?

Why debadge?
01-07-14, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,923,656
Posted By Waxbytes

Gotcha!....:lol:

Gotcha!....:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-13, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 171,829
Posted By Waxbytes

I like your way of thinking!

I like your way of thinking!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-13, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26,481
Views: 16,213,492
Posted By Waxbytes

I like the T-Mobile colours on a bike, not so...

I like the T-Mobile colours on a bike, not so much on the Team kit. Nice bike.
08-16-13, 02:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,217
Posted By Waxbytes

If I did that I might get frightened by the speed...

If I did that I might get frightened by the speed I'm going and have to slow down!;)
08-15-13, 11:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,105
Posted By Waxbytes

I align the stem by sighting it to the tire from...

I align the stem by sighting it to the tire from the rider's position. If I can't see a mis-alignment then it's good.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-13, 01:39 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 128,900
Posted By Waxbytes

Are those gauges aero?

Are those gauges aero?
08-14-13, 12:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,217
Posted By Waxbytes

30 pounds lighter would help too. :) I...

30 pounds lighter would help too. :)


I can easily hit 35 mph on a downhill but you can time me with a calendar on the uphill.
Riding in a group is the secret of faster average speed.
08-13-13, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 902
Posted By Waxbytes

I'm currently riding a Specialized Toupe 143 mm...

I'm currently riding a Specialized Toupe 143 mm wide. I have no numbness issues but after 60 or so miles it feels a bit too hard.
That could be just that I'm not in shape for longer rides.
08-10-13, 11:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,868
Posted By Waxbytes

Is it a genuine wipperman connex link? Bogus...

Is it a genuine wipperman connex link? Bogus 'brand name' parts are a problem in many industries.
Replies: 66
Views: 5,573
Posted By Waxbytes

Amazing happy ending to what was a very sad...

Amazing happy ending to what was a very sad story. Wonderfull.
08-02-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By Waxbytes

Snake-Oil Chainlube?

Snake-Oil Chainlube?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-13, 11:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,624
Posted By Waxbytes

"If President Armstrong wins a second term will...

"If President Armstrong wins a second term will that mean war with France?"
"Remember that craze a couple of decades ago for more and more cogs on the cassette? What were they thinking?"
"Plastic...
07-06-13, 06:14 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,668
Posted By Waxbytes

Of course doping didn't start with Lance, but I...

Of course doping didn't start with Lance, but I do think that Armstrong and Dr Ferrari got it down to a science and a system better than anyone before them. 7 TDFs in a row is very impressive,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-13, 12:49 AM
Replies: 26,481
Views: 16,213,492
Posted By Waxbytes

Bike fit and saddles and saddle position are so...

Bike fit and saddles and saddle position are so personal that it's impossible to to make any rules that don't have exceptions.
If it was a science then we all wouldn't have these boxes full of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-13, 12:48 AM
Replies: 26,481
Views: 16,213,492
Posted By Waxbytes

Bike fit and saddles and saddle position are so...

Bike fit and saddles and saddle position are so personal that it's impossible to to make any rules that don't have exceptions.
If it was a science then we all wouldn't have these boxes full of...
07-05-13, 07:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,568
Posted By Waxbytes

In MPH typically about 22-23 on a one mile flat...

In MPH typically about 22-23 on a one mile flat stretch, going downhill about 30-32. I don't push the downhill speed, low thirties is fast enough for me.
07-03-13, 11:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By Waxbytes

No matter how slow you're going...

... you're still lapping those lazing on a couch.:)
07-03-13, 11:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 943
Posted By Waxbytes

Conngrats bbeasley! Statins are evil muscle...

Conngrats bbeasley! Statins are evil muscle killing enthusiasm destroyers. YMMV.
Forum: Commuting
06-21-13, 07:33 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 11,491
Posted By Waxbytes

I see that the sun is the only thing that climbs...

I see that the sun is the only thing that climbs in "The Big Easy".
05-26-13, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Waxbytes

If you do go riding with him again be careful...

If you do go riding with him again be careful that you don't let him take you out as well.
Crash #2 and #3 may have been due to him getting his bell rung in crash #1.
He might not be as...
05-23-13, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,676
Posted By Waxbytes

I think the number and severity of crashes is...

I think the number and severity of crashes is about the same as it has always been.
I think the ultra light bicycles, both carbon and aluminum, break more easily than the older and heavier steel...
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