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05-06-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,957
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Doesn't matter how I feel. I slow down and pass...

Doesn't matter how I feel. I slow down and pass only when safe to do so.

The only person being dangerous is the one choosing to be dangerous, and in the OP's case it's the driver. It's always the...
04-20-22, 12:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I might pull it out and confirm you actually...

I might pull it out and confirm you actually cross-threaded it. Could it be the case the face isn't so flat, and it just looks wonky but really isn't? I'd have thought you'd have known you were...
04-16-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Things like this I try not to overthink. Clearly...

Things like this I try not to overthink. Clearly the link is the problem. You can try working it back and forth to loosen it up, but I wouldn't spend much time on it and probably just get a new chain.
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

That's a fantastic candidate to strip down to...

That's a fantastic candidate to strip down to frame & fork, get rid of all the mismatched and messed-up stuff, and put a proper groupset on it. That would transform the bike from an afterthought some...
12-26-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,145
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

So you "made it" a Trofeo? Did you just answer...

So you "made it" a Trofeo? Did you just answer your own question? LOL.

Yeah, hopefully there's some stampings on the frame.
12-17-21, 03:42 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,804
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

That's ME in the blue helmet just over Matteo...

That's ME in the blue helmet just over Matteo Simoni's left shoulder! I was one of the "cyclist extras", Team Lascale #22, got to ride just behind the two main teams (Austrange and Settosa). Was such...
12-16-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,644
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

It sounds from your original post that the bike...

It sounds from your original post that the bike shop wasn't so interested in doing this service for free, leading me to question how much they care, especially when "just don't use that gear...
12-16-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,644
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Well, it's not "completely normal" but the shop...

Well, it's not "completely normal" but the shop isn't completely wrong either.

Depending on the bike and the quality of its components, there may be some limitation as to whether or not this can...
12-12-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,139
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

oh crap, that sux

oh crap, that sux
12-04-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,930
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

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After checking...
11-23-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,111
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

100%. After years of using the least expensive...

100%. After years of using the least expensive bar tape I could find (usually Deda Elementi) and just replacing it more often (because while it does look good initially, it wears & stains quickly),...
10-29-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

In other words: Whatever combination works...

In other words:

Whatever combination works to get the cassette solid on the wheel means you can then set the limits, and you'll be alright.
Forum: Foo
10-29-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 335,323
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

The Casio G-SHOCK GBD-200 , the green is...

The Casio G-SHOCK GBD-200 , the green is brilliant and really sets this one apart from most. It has a real battery (CR2032) that only needs replaced every two years (though Casio is very...
Forum: Foo
10-29-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 335,323
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Yeah, pretty much. I have sold off a couple...

Yeah, pretty much.

I have sold off a couple of my negative display G-SHOCK watches, in favor of positive display. I recently got a Casio G-SHOCK GBD-200 "fitness watch" for the girlfriend (she's...
10-28-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,930
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

As much as I like that Bianchi Sprint (she loves...

As much as I like that Bianchi Sprint (she loves it too, just based on looks), this isn't a bike for me, so I'm going to take what seems to be a sound general consensus advice to pop into every bike...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,705
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

You think bullying and intimidation with a motor...

You think bullying and intimidation with a motor vehicle is no big deal?
Forum: Commuting
10-22-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,705
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Report to the authorities. Get a case number, to...

Report to the authorities. Get a case number, to ensure a report is actually recorded, and then follow up on it.

Telling his boss isn't likely to have the employee held accountable, as it would...
10-22-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 712
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

It's why I only log in to bikeforums once every...

It's why I only log in to bikeforums once every few weeks/months. Due to a lack of regulation, then moderators often siding with "deplorables", and finally realizing I was giving a lot more than I...
06-17-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

If I was you, I'd get a 1.85mm and a 1mm spacer,...

If I was you, I'd get a 1.85mm and a 1mm spacer, just to have them on hand. Last time I put an 8 speed Shimano cassette on a Zonda wheel (that was running a 10 speed cassette), it needed the 1.85mm...
06-10-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 782,646
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Quite a few of my mates are getting into cycling,...

Quite a few of my mates are getting into cycling, but they seem to forget what "cleaning" is... or maybe they never knew, I dunno.

Good thing for them I seem to like working on bikes as much as...
05-30-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,187
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

So unfortunate, was sorry to hear about this. ...

So unfortunate, was sorry to hear about this.

This is the main reason why I run a camera (two actually) on any cycle - it'll tell a story when I'm found dead in a ditch.

By the way, some...
05-30-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

11-speed Shimano and Campy cassettes have the...

11-speed Shimano and Campy cassettes have the same spacing, so they will work together no problem; and as you've done with the 8 speed, there's enough margin of error that it will work.

But I do...
05-22-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,994
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I'll add this trick/hack: take some 3/4" radiator...

I'll add this trick/hack: take some 3/4" radiator hose - or anything rubber, like an old floor mat - and cut it in such a way as to attach it to the ends/edges of the board. This will 1) keep the...
05-22-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,994
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Bolt a bike fork mount to a 2"x8" board. Cheap...

Bolt a bike fork mount to a 2"x8" board. Cheap and works well. Just don't forget your front wheel.
05-19-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 190,892
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

A 1987 Cannondale "Competition ST", I got it off...

A 1987 Cannondale "Competition ST", I got it off eBay back in 2016, if I remember correctly it was from Bedford PA (which caught my eye). I believe the paint to be a custom order,...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Are you kidding me? I hate you. :) :) :)

Are you kidding me? I hate you. :) :) :)
05-08-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,026
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I cannot believe no one has mentioned the obvious...

I cannot believe no one has mentioned the obvious here:

To start, it should be on the other side of the fork (the drive side is pictured above... unless that's the craziest fork angle ever).
05-08-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,337
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

WOW, a stand AND a torque wrench set for 50GBP?...

WOW, a stand AND a torque wrench set for 50GBP? That's a smokin' deal!

(If you're in the UK; otherwise add customs and duty and shipping and maybe it's less good.)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Good question! If I were on a long cycle and...

Good question!

If I were on a long cycle and needed to use the toilet, I'd pop into a shop (like a petrol station), and ASK THE PERSON behind the counter if I could park it there inside the shop,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,718
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

If you were in an emergency (in the desert, had...

If you were in an emergency (in the desert, had no phone, etc) you could shove a folded bank note (euro, dollar, pound, etc.) to cover the gash. It could get you home, where you can then get your...
04-28-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,198
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

For dogs that want to chase you: I've learned,...

For dogs that want to chase you: I've learned, from riding motorcycles, but it works on a bicycle too, is to slow down, allow the dog to commit to an angle of attack, then speed up so they miss you....
04-26-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,469
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Fair enough then, I had no idea - it just didn't...

Fair enough then, I had no idea - it just didn't look special to me; I learned something new - powder-coat away!
04-23-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,145
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Yep, 100%. #BanCars

Yep, 100%. #BanCars
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,412
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I have a habit of cleaning off my tyres - while...

I have a habit of cleaning off my tyres - while I'm moving - if I notice crap stuck on them, like a tiny stone or sandy grit, to prevent it from boring into my tyre and causing a flat. (Usually only...
04-22-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,145
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Disrupting vehicles! OH MY GOD, WE CANNOT HAVE...

Disrupting vehicles! OH MY GOD, WE CANNOT HAVE THIS! ARREST THEM!

As usual, the Advocacy & Safety forum does not disappoint, with full-on support of car dominance, victim-blaming of cyclists, and...
04-19-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 966
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

In short: you cannot mix 9, 10 and 11 speed...

In short: you cannot mix 9, 10 and 11 speed components. Your shifters, rear derailleur, chain and cassette must be compatible according to 9, 10, or 11 speeds.

That is, in order to guarantee...
04-19-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5,241
Views: 600,871
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

The long story: my 15-yr-old niece comes over...

The long story: my 15-yr-old niece comes over w/her road bike, a 1999 Bianchi Lite Alloy (which I got for her, for coming along w/me and her dad on road spins), it's her "good" road bike but it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 03:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,529
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

For me, since I do all my own maintenance, things...

For me, since I do all my own maintenance, things like sensible cable routing, a threaded bottom bracket, brake calipers mounted in normal places (to make cleaning easier) were important. I don't...
04-12-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

If you're running the chain w/o the rear...

If you're running the chain w/o the rear derailleur shift cable connected AT ALL, and the limit screw isn't stopping the rear derailleur from letting the chain run to the smallest cogs, then either...
04-12-21, 03:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,171
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I'd be more concerned about a seller lying to me....

I'd be more concerned about a seller lying to me. "The rust wasn't there before and just appeared one winter" has no credibility whatsoever.
04-09-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,752
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

But lord do I hate toeclips. Can't get in them,...

But lord do I hate toeclips. Can't get in them, can't get out of them. I'm not even sure they really work.
04-09-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,752
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Adidas VeloSamba, if you can find them. Nicer...

Adidas VeloSamba, if you can find them. Nicer than most of my regular shoes.
...
04-07-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I'd bet the error could be as much the measuring...

I'd bet the error could be as much the measuring device :) . If you measure it a few more times, it could be different again (haha). At least, this is the case with the crappy digital calipers I have...
04-02-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 25,237
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Roadies and Watches...

Roadies and Watches (https://www.bikeforums.net/foo/441736-roadies-watches.html?highlight=roadies+watches)
Forum: Europe
04-01-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I have experience of rural southern France, which...

I have experience of rural southern France, which in reality isn't far off (literally and figuratively, where I go, Languedoc (now Occitanie) is about 2hrs from the border w/Spain and culturally...
03-30-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,948
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Unless I'm mistaken, these are two totally...

Unless I'm mistaken, these are two totally different beasts... the above bike is from the late 90s, not a new frame.
Replies: 25
Views: 2,563
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

It is my understanding the Colnago serial # on...

It is my understanding the Colnago serial # on the dropout, for the 1990s bikes, is

"YMXXX"
Y=[0-9] for the year of the decade
M=[A-L] for the month of the year, A=January, B=February, etc....
Forum: Foo
03-24-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,590
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

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Forum: Foo
03-24-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,590
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Just wait until you find out how because some...

Just wait until you find out how because some countries hoard the vaccines, resistant variations will become more prevalent, meaning COVID remains a worldwide problem with continued disruption to...
03-22-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8,207
Views: 2,635,633
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

1999 (-ish, I think) Trek 6500 ZX , just picked...

1999 (-ish, I think) Trek 6500 ZX , just picked it up today, I've done nothing to it.

It's for my niece, to stop her from taking her nicer road bike to the beach or to meet up w/her friends. The...
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