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08-11-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,309
Posted By Camilo

There might be a third option for perception...

There might be a third option for perception other than harsh or unrideable by the riders that bought the bikes and bought them again. Something other than "marketing rules" and that they're just...
08-10-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By Camilo

Or us old coots whom nobody wants to see...

Or us old coots whom nobody wants to see shirtless, and would have to take a nap after about three swipes of the scythe! :50:
08-08-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By Camilo

I call bulls*** on the scythe, but maybe it's...

I call bulls*** on the scythe, but maybe it's true. Have any action shots? Looks like a nice lawn ornament to me.

beng1 - could you please quote where someone actually said to you that you must...
08-08-22, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By Camilo

And why should someone who buys something nice be...

And why should someone who buys something nice be made to feel bad about it? It just doesn't make sense and it's mean. I'm impressed when I see people enjoying the heck out of a cheap bike and also...
08-07-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By Camilo

Classic immature, non-self aware drivel there bro.

Classic immature, non-self aware drivel there bro.
08-07-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,461
Posted By Camilo

Riding against traffic is called "salmoning" and...

Riding against traffic is called "salmoning" and is generally illegal and inall cases dangerous and stupid. Drivers aren't looking for traffic from the way you're coming. Be a better cyclist.
08-07-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,461
Posted By Camilo

No this has never crossed anyone's mind. To prove...

No this has never crossed anyone's mind. To prove this, do a search on "mirror" and you'll find absolutely nothing.
08-07-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Camilo

But to answer your actual question - no it...

But to answer your actual question - no it doesn't, and it isn't a stupid question.

If you don't shift down to the smallest sprocket, but are somewhere in the middle, It's best if you put it back...
08-07-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,420
Posted By Camilo

[/color] More that LarrySellerz...

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More that LarrySellerz lacks in mature thought or really, totally lacks thoughtfulness. Not saying he's not a bright little kid and sometimes worthy of some give and take, but just...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,257
Posted By Camilo

I'd modify this to the rare super power.

I'd modify this to the rare super power.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,178
Posted By Camilo

It's about the dumbest thread since the last one...

It's about the dumbest thread since the last one started by you-know-who. But what does that say about me?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,178
Posted By Camilo

I wouldn't want to be associated with any group...

I wouldn't want to be associated with any group that was so pathetic as to no be able to drop me!
08-05-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 419
Posted By Camilo

Couple of ideas: You had a slow leak and now...

Couple of ideas:
You had a slow leak and now have a different faster leak. Take the tube out and feel for leaks with your cheek or with water.

The valve stem was slightly loose and is now much...
08-03-22, 01:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 441
Posted By Camilo

And most airports have carts! When you get...

And most airports have carts!

When you get to your destination, you might have to take a cab instead of public transportation, and a station wagon or van at that. But like he said, it's done...
08-02-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,403
Posted By Camilo

I wear a helmet 99.9% of the time, because why...

I wear a helmet 99.9% of the time, because why not. I have ridden a few times when I forgot it. But, to me, it's a perfectly rational decision for an individual to decide that the danger of cycling...
08-02-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,180
Posted By Camilo

Lots of ebay sellers of new stuff are bonafide...

Lots of ebay sellers of new stuff are bonafide established sellers (as opposed to John Doe, individual guy). Also, many are tagged as "Authorized Seller". I have no idea how that designation comes...
08-01-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By Camilo

Yeabut..... How about the thru axles that have...

Yeabut..... How about the thru axles that have the QR type of lever on them? Huh? Shoots your theory out of the water :P (meant facetiously of course)


The front position (orange fork blades)...
07-26-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 553
Posted By Camilo

Good book recommendations already. But since this...

Good book recommendations already. But since this is 2022, youtube, which actually shows how it's done rather than describing it is the way to go. Park Tool has a series of videos from building to...
07-24-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,781
Posted By Camilo

Is that a question you need to ask?

Is that a question you need to ask?
07-24-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 616
Posted By Camilo

The questions and uncertainty - and the inability...

The questions and uncertainty - and the inability to actually call and ask questions - are among many reasons to buy from an online or local bike shop instead of Amazon. I think with a tiny amount of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,013
Posted By Camilo

That's why I use blue tape, and throw the roll...

That's why I use blue tape, and throw the roll into the case, instead of zip ties. In my experience it's strong enough for any need in packing a bike in a case.
07-21-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,816
Posted By Camilo

That makes about as much sense as boomers whining...

That makes about as much sense as boomers whining that millennials are so self absorbed and lazy. In other words, none.
07-21-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 919
Posted By Camilo

Thanks for pointing this out. It definitely...

Thanks for pointing this out. It definitely changes the discussion. It points out a pet peeve of mine - people who post a model of bike and expect that the readers will know what the heck it is. For...
07-19-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 919
Posted By Camilo

Whew, I guess I'll move right on then!

Whew, I guess I'll move right on then!
07-19-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 919
Posted By Camilo

Just to balance one piece of totally subjective...

Just to balance one piece of totally subjective data with another, I have never noticed any difference whatsoever between lightweight quality aluminum bars and lightweight quality carbon fiber bars....
07-18-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,132
Posted By Camilo

I like the idea of cardboard reinforcement. Our...

I like the idea of cardboard reinforcement. Our Pika packworks cases use sleeves on the sides to put the wheels in, which does provide protection for the frame. I'm going to see if I can slide some...
07-18-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,503
Posted By Camilo

It was a CAADX similar to this image I just...

It was a CAADX similar to this image I just pulled off the net (about the same vintage: 2012, 105 10 speed group). The graphics, in person, were not to gaudy. The black on gray didn't pop like some...
07-18-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,546
Posted By Camilo

Not only weight, but the big thing I notice when...

Not only weight, but the big thing I notice when riding "gravel" rides with MTB'ers is the frontal area from the wide handlebars and hand position. That said, they don't generally have any trouble...
07-17-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,503
Posted By Camilo

Any commercially produced "raw" aluminum frames...

Any commercially produced "raw" aluminum frames you see are painted with clear coat. I do like the looks - my wife had that kind of a Cannondale cross frame that I built up for her first "gravel"...
07-17-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 596
Posted By Camilo

The new 10t sprocket cassettes help solve that...

The new 10t sprocket cassettes help solve that high gear issue, a little bit. OTOH, for my new gravel bike, it was clear to me that 2X 12 (Sram AXS) is better for me than the 1X12 my friend has on...
07-17-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,215
Posted By Camilo

I think it's simply that Shimano has a larger...

I think it's simply that Shimano has a larger sponsorship budget. The pros will use any thing that is sponsored, as long as it works well. All three (Shimano, Sram, Campagnolo) work well. Shimano...
07-16-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 564
Posted By Camilo

Both were telling you the same thing - it was a...

Both were telling you the same thing - it was a flat ride.
07-16-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,215
Posted By Camilo

Larry Sellerz

Larry Sellerz
07-15-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 500
Posted By Camilo

Not reading the thread but the answer is: use...

Not reading the thread but the answer is: use lubrication, either oil or wax-based products. Everything else, IMHO, is like the discussion of how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.
07-15-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,546
Posted By Camilo

What I was getting at saying "real cross bike"...

What I was getting at saying "real cross bike" are the bikes sold off the shelf as factory built-up cyclocross that I saw back in the rim-brake, 10 speed cyclocross bike era when I bought my Jamis...
07-14-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,839
Posted By Camilo

No, in real life we ride for a pre-determined...

No, in real life we ride for a pre-determined length of time at whatever effort we choose to put out that day, let's say "full effort". In that time, the same amount of effort will let you go farther...
07-14-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,132
Posted By Camilo

Watch Youtube videos

Watch Youtube videos
07-14-22, 12:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,390
Posted By Camilo

What original thoughts! I've never heard that...

What original thoughts! I've never heard that this new carbon fiber stuff is really fragile and lightweight bikes are a total waste of money. I hope it creates a never-done-before discussion
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 02:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By Camilo

Champions wear them...

Champions wear them...
07-06-22, 01:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 435
Posted By Camilo

Most finishing tape is worthless, it's way too...

Most finishing tape is worthless, it's way too stiff, for lack of a better term and doesn't stretch enough to conform and adhere to the edge of the bar tape. Of course, the simple solution is vinyl...
07-05-22, 12:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Camilo

Shimano Road 10 speed "mullet"

Without getting into the minutia of the gearing I want on a build I'm thinking of (and thus avoiding the always helpful comments and advice that I really don't need such low gearing):

What wide...
07-05-22, 12:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By Camilo

I wouldn't "rescue" anything unless it was a...

I wouldn't "rescue" anything unless it was a frame I knew was decent and one that I needed, and/or there were identifiable parts that were worth something or that I needed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 12:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,983
Posted By Camilo

Get yourself a recumbent "tadpole" type tricycle....

Get yourself a recumbent "tadpole" type tricycle. They are a blast and will safely get you through the rest of your recovery. Sell it when you're done, the net cost will probably be just a few...
07-03-22, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4,371
Views: 338,927
Posted By Camilo

21.5 miles, 1,745 feet of climbing. I'm slow,...

21.5 miles, 1,745 feet of climbing. I'm slow, average 12-13mph on these typical solo rides.
07-02-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,353
Posted By Camilo

We use Banana Boat "Faces" and it doesn't seem to...

We use Banana Boat "Faces" and it doesn't seem to sting the eyes.



Yea, the skull caps I use are just very thin wicking material. They don't add any warmth like i think some folks are assuming....
07-02-22, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Camilo

Those torque-key type wrenches are great. I only...

Those torque-key type wrenches are great. I only have one, the original Ritchey version which is 5nm. I use it a lot for stems mostly, but it does my seat post collars fine too

For other stuff, I...
07-02-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,353
Posted By Camilo

Of course! https://youtu.be/ohDB5gbtaEQ

Of course! https://youtu.be/ohDB5gbtaEQ
07-01-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,353
Posted By Camilo

I'm going to check out the Halo. But not to be...

I'm going to check out the Halo. But not to be argumentative but lightweight cycling skull caps don't inhibit "breathing" of the head. The ones I use freely wick sweat to dissipate through the...
07-01-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,830
Posted By Camilo

Not to mention his Strava PRs

Not to mention his Strava PRs
07-01-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,830
Posted By Camilo

Any fresh roadkill on the menu?

Any fresh roadkill on the menu?
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