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11-24-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

The convergence of so many cyclists due to our...

The convergence of so many cyclists due to our similarities is still amazing to me, though I suppose it should be expected. Right down to the change to 26x1.75" tyres of bonsai171 !

But throw in...
11-09-22, 04:26 AM
Replies: 5,273
Views: 3,705,078
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Girlfriend wanted to avail of the "bike to work"...

Girlfriend wanted to avail of the "bike to work" scheme (a tax incentive from the govt to encourage bike commuting), and she got a 2022 Cinelli Zydeco.

2022 Cinelli Zydeco...
05-12-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,024
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Are you shaving your arms and legs too? 70secs...

Are you shaving your arms and legs too? 70secs over 40kms...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZnrE17Jg3I&t=155s

Depends on what you want. I like clipless pedals and always hated toe straps. I...
05-06-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,146
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Bicycles and cars are NOT EQUAL, and not even...

Bicycles and cars are NOT EQUAL, and not even close, therefore this concept of "share the road" is stupid and ridiculous and needs to be put to bed.
05-06-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,146
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

If a car's horn was as loud inside the car, as it...

If a car's horn was as loud inside the car, as it is outside, no motorist would use them.

There's a deference to all things "car". We ask children to act like adults, wearing high-vis clothing,...
05-06-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,146
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: 318
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: 348
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: 732
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...
04-14-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

In Garmin Connect, you can enter multiple bikes...

In Garmin Connect, you can enter multiple bikes as "gear". Just select the bike you were on for that ride, and it'll track it's usage. It shouldn't matter what Garmin device, the "gear" is associated...
01-30-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Great looking build. I will warn you, a...

Great looking build.

I will warn you, a Litespeed looks great with just about any colour bar tape. Green, pink, blue, etc.
12-26-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,303
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.
12-21-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,139
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

For the wiring... there could be a creative...

For the wiring... there could be a creative solution using copper tubing. Run it along the top tube; bend it carefully. I bet there are brown zip ties available somewhere online.
12-20-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,570
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I would recommend finding a silver modern Campy...

I would recommend finding a silver modern Campy Veloce 10 speed groupset, looks great on a Litespeed, works really well too. You can run a 13-29t, and go compact 50-34t in the front.
12-17-21, 03:42 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,963
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: 1,703
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: 1,703
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...
12-13-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,598
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Even though the Columbus sticker says, "CRYSTAL"?...

Even though the Columbus sticker says, "CRYSTAL"?

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/img_20211213_113021_14faee2429328e2eab3cbce333380a378376e2d8.jpg...
12-12-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,185
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

oh crap, that sux

oh crap, that sux
12-12-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,286
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

The use of the term "magic" seems interesting, I...

The use of the term "magic" seems interesting, I really hope you don't hurt yourself further using undocumented treatments, I'm pretty sure there are different biological processes at play there.
...
12-12-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,598
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

As has been said, I dunno if this'll answer your...

As has been said, I dunno if this'll answer your question either, BUT... my 1997 Colnago Competition, with Columbus "Crystal" tubing, is like butter. It rides as smooth as my '96 Bianchi Ti Megatube,...
12-12-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Yeah, the screen size, and simply that on a...

Yeah, the screen size, and simply that on a motorcycle you cover so much ground in such a short time, and any GPS (or any navigation aid, really) is taking your eyes off the road, more so than in a...
12-12-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Any Garmin GPS should work fine on a motorcycle,...

Any Garmin GPS should work fine on a motorcycle, but it would be very risky and unsafe to attempt to use it while riding. With that in mind, it would be super-useful and interesting to track the trip...
12-05-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,168
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

As suggested above, the testride removed all...

As suggested above, the testride removed all doubts, her body language said everything. It was the "little things" that made a big difference, such as the throw of the brake levers being shorter was...
12-04-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,168
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1900x1103/my21langmaadv3d_coloraeclipse_0304_dc6bf4f3b38c3e914a61fad7b2ef47f242e95cf6.jpg

2021 LIV Langma Advanced 3 Disc

After checking...
11-23-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,198
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),...
11-04-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,168
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I wonder if that's why Canyon are sold out,...

I wonder if that's why Canyon are sold out, they've shifted production to the next model?

Yeah, that could be annoying, especially if the price is pretty much the same for a nicer bike. In the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,305
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Was it Merlin Ti that had the funny press-fit...

Was it Merlin Ti that had the funny press-fit proprietary BB? That's what I'd be checking out.

Everything else should be just a curiosity - and a lovely bike, can't go wrong with a Ti road bike.
10-31-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,305
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Perfect frame to build & ride. I'd keep the old...

Perfect frame to build & ride. I'd keep the old decals. Great find!
10-29-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

You wanna bet? You wanna bet on Lee Van Cleef's...

You wanna bet? You wanna bet on Lee Van Cleef's finger?

Damn right I'm serious. #TakeItSerious

:lol::lol::lol:
...
10-29-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

So if it won't tighten the cassette on the hub,...

So if it won't tighten the cassette on the hub, all bets are off. Fair enough, then obviously you need more spacer!

It's not rocket science. Get the cassette tight on the hub, set the limits, and...
10-29-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Always willing to learn something new. ...

Always willing to learn something new.

So... when the cassette tightens up on the hub, and the limits for the rear derailleur are set...

*What's the ******g problem?*
10-29-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
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.
10-29-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

If the cassette tightens up on the hub, does it...

If the cassette tightens up on the hub, does it matter?

Make it tight, then set the U/L limits of the rear derailleur, and you'll be grand.
10-29-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I second this 100%, I got one of these tools a...

I second this 100%, I got one of these tools a long time ago and am so happy I did, I've used it a lot, an out-of-alignment rear derailleur hanger is the #1 cause of shifting problems on all my...
10-28-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,168
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, 04:01 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,824
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I really should not be surprised at the level of...

I really should not be surprised at the level of disingenuous & bad faith responses on BF. My fault.

See you all in 6 months. I'll get my coat.
10-27-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,168
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Bianchi Sprint 2021: Why Not?

The girlfriend wants to upgrade - significantly - from her 2016 Specialized Dolce w/8-speed Claris. It's a pretty decent little bike, but she wants a level above that (at least). She does 6K kms a...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,824
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

You wouldn't say this if it were a handgun...

You wouldn't say this if it were a handgun instead of a motor vehicle. (Then again, if you're in the USA, maybe you would.) Until crimes in cars are treated with seriousness, people will die.

I...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,824
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
10-27-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,824
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

A person verbally assaults (or harasses, whatever...

A person verbally assaults (or harasses, whatever you want to say) another person, while in their car, which - when used in anger - is lethal.

Is the point being missed here? An employer (city or...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,824
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Your local cop shop.

Your local cop shop.
Forum: Commuting
10-22-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,824
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: 828
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...
09-12-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Exage Motion Aero Brake Hoods: Alternatives?

I'm doing a full maintenance job on a friend's old Bianchi Caurus, it's got Shimano Exage Motion brake levers with white hoods, and damn they're disgusting.

I've been scrubbing and cleaning, and...
06-24-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,153
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I had the same experience upgrading a '97 Colnago...

I had the same experience upgrading a '97 Colnago steel frame from square taper to Campy Ultra Torque. It changed the chainline to improve the shifting esp on the front. Plus it looks cool :)
06-17-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
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...
06-17-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,736
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Straps over glasses can cause an annoying whistle...

Straps over glasses can cause an annoying whistle / wind noise; also it may keep you from securing the straps sufficiently tight making the helmet useless in a crash.

YMMV
06-10-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 793,205
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...
06-05-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,731
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

A driver hits a person on a bicycle. Cars don't...

A driver hits a person on a bicycle. Cars don't act on their own. But... yeah.
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