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06-18-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 62
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Posted By robertorolfo

I've always enjoyed working on my bikes as much...

I've always enjoyed working on my bikes as much as I do riding them (and sometimes I even get annoyed when everything is working right and properly maintained, because there is nothing to do).
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06-18-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7,326
Views: 1,915,832
Posted By robertorolfo

I like everything but the crank. Tires and wheels...

I like everything but the crank. Tires and wheels look especially good.
06-18-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 731
Posted By robertorolfo

Maybe also, "Intimidation Ports", because if you...

Maybe also, "Intimidation Ports", because if you see someone (or better yet, their mechanic) putting some oil in on the starting line of a race, you know that guy means business.
Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 476
Posted By robertorolfo

Depends on how often I'm bored while waiting...

Depends on how often I'm bored while waiting around for my GF... so pretty often, actually.
06-14-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,403
Posted By robertorolfo

Yes, I'll trust the little old Italian guys from...

Yes, I'll trust the little old Italian guys from Campagnolo, thanks. But if I ever need to send my bike to the moon, I'll reach out to you first.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 27,310
Posted By robertorolfo

Had to wear a suit to work this morning (not...

Had to wear a suit to work this morning (not typical for me these days), and rode the first block before I realized that my pant leg (it's an older suit, so a little baggier than current style) was...
06-14-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,162
Posted By robertorolfo

Yes, the Mobikes were all variations on that...

Yes, the Mobikes were all variations on that design. Aside from the weight, they were just in poor shape, or were bad from the start. Most of the wheels felt (and were visibly) wobbly, and as you...
06-14-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,403
Posted By robertorolfo

Unless I'm mistaken, most loctite will also act...

Unless I'm mistaken, most loctite will also act as a corrosion inhibiter. And the official Campagnolo instructions call for loctite.

I'm sure anti-seize is fine, but using that much of it just...
06-14-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,710
Posted By robertorolfo

Did you put the right tire size in the calculator?

Did you put the right tire size in the calculator?
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 910
Posted By robertorolfo

Yeah, I guess that's what confused me a bit too....

Yeah, I guess that's what confused me a bit too. The buildup on the inside of the rim made me think it could have been flowing from the outside inward when I stopped at a light or something....
06-13-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,162
Posted By robertorolfo

Wow, I can only imagine how bad those other bikes...

Wow, I can only imagine how bad those other bikes must be. I probably rode 5-6 different Mobikes, and they just made it feel so difficult to make any sort of meaningful progress. And it wasn't always...
06-13-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,403
Posted By robertorolfo

Do you really need THAT much anti-seize? And no...

Do you really need THAT much anti-seize? And no loctite?
06-13-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,162
Posted By robertorolfo

Rode some Mobikes for a few days while in Milan...

Rode some Mobikes for a few days while in Milan for work, and they were TERRIBLE. Yes, all caps, terrible. And I rode quite a few of them, with slight variations in the models (some chain drive, some...
06-13-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By robertorolfo

What size is it? Maybe I'd buy it from you..

What size is it? Maybe I'd buy it from you..
06-13-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,367
Posted By robertorolfo

Is there anything really so specific about...

Is there anything really so specific about Campagnolo that another experienced shop mechanic couldn't figure it out? Genuine question.

All my Ultra Torque cups have come with some grease already...
06-12-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,181
Posted By robertorolfo

Yes, I do this often as well. It seems like a...

Yes, I do this often as well. It seems like a simple precautionary measure.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 910
Posted By robertorolfo

That was my first though, but I cleaned the...

That was my first though, but I cleaned the rims/spokes pretty throughly before I mounted them. That said, I could have ridden through something nasty that first day. The streaks were just so dark,...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 01:00 PM
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 27,310
Posted By robertorolfo

Nah man, keep it coming. People are free to just...

Nah man, keep it coming. People are free to just scroll past if they aren't interested, and if there is a place for babble, an internet forum is it. I mean, how many posts about temperatures and...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 910
Posted By robertorolfo

Bleeding Paselas

Sorry for the click-baity sounding title, but it's actually a fitting description.

As some of you might remember, I recently decided to try some wider (700 x 35) tires on my wet weather bike, and...
06-12-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By robertorolfo

Just make sure it's not the guy with a sick sense...

Just make sure it's not the guy with a sick sense of humor...
06-11-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3,833
Views: 166,179
Posted By robertorolfo

I saw a certain Moser in their too... ...

I saw a certain Moser in their too...



That is the ideal commute. Downhill means you can get to work with relatively little or no sweat. On the way home you know you have a shower waiting for...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 11:46 AM
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By robertorolfo

Do you absolutely need a foldable bike? If you...

Do you absolutely need a foldable bike? If you could make do with a traditional bike, you would have a lot more options in that price range.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,740
Posted By robertorolfo

Try a tennis backpack. They are reasonably...

Try a tennis backpack. They are reasonably priced, hold a ton of stuff, and usually have a lot of useful sub compartments. They won't be completely waterproof in a downpour, but as others have stated...
06-10-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3,833
Views: 166,179
Posted By robertorolfo

4daporn, amirite?

4daporn, amirite?
06-10-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,797
Posted By robertorolfo

Actually, what are you thoughts on the ITER...

Actually, what are you thoughts on the ITER project? I personally think it's the most important project on the planet... that nobody has ever heard of.



Yes, and version 1 is exactly what I...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,399
Posted By robertorolfo

Just noticed one of these in my building bike...

Just noticed one of these in my building bike rack. Should be interesting to see how much it ends up getting used.

(That said, people probably think I don't ride very often, because they probably...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 27,310
Posted By robertorolfo

Still can't believe you initially thought it was...

Still can't believe you initially thought it was just bumps and bruises. I mean, you sound pretty tough (in a good way). Hopefully the healing will go fast.
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,108
Posted By robertorolfo

This is so true. And for me it is generally...

This is so true. And for me it is generally followed a few days later by a ride on another bike where I say, 'Oh, man, I really love this bike. I can't get rid of it...'
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 27,310
Posted By robertorolfo

Sorry to hear that, but glad it wasn't anything...

Sorry to hear that, but glad it wasn't anything too serious.



Second vid did seem a bit better in terms of vibration.

As for the lady jogger, her speed might be good but her awareness...
06-07-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,797
Posted By robertorolfo

Glad somebody noticed that word play! Yes,...

Glad somebody noticed that word play!

Yes, those are Zonda aluminum wheels. Not the lowest end of the Campagnolo range, but not far above it. I was also running a 10sp mix of Veloce and Centaur,...
06-07-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 178,050
Posted By robertorolfo

I think we are pretty much in agreement. I really...

I think we are pretty much in agreement. I really like EDM (or as I used to call it, Electronica, unless that is technically different). I just don't get why the guys playing other people's music are...
06-07-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,072
Posted By robertorolfo

Thanks for the advice. I'm gonna practice getting...

Thanks for the advice. I'm gonna practice getting out of the saddle quickly on a few of my regular rides (well, commutes really, because that's pretty much the only time I ride, but I try to ride...
06-07-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 178,050
Posted By robertorolfo

Can you guys please explain the appeal of these...

Can you guys please explain the appeal of these DJ's? I mean, I see that they dabble in making some music, but most of the stuff they play is other people's music, no? So why are they obtaining this...
06-06-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,072
Posted By robertorolfo

Thanks for the advice and words of encouragement....

Thanks for the advice and words of encouragement.

As for the helmet, it's definitely a bike specific helmet, I just call it 'skateboard style.' I think it was actually labeled, "Urban" or...
06-06-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,797
Posted By robertorolfo

Cool, will do. I don't think I will be there on a...

Cool, will do. I don't think I will be there on a regular basis either, but we will probably cross paths at some point.
06-06-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 3,563,617
Posted By robertorolfo

Ha, wow, what a small world, I'm the guy around...

Ha, wow, what a small world, I'm the guy around 20 wheels back (black and white shirt, yellow bike).
06-06-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,797
Posted By robertorolfo

Absolutely. I just thought there might be some...

Absolutely. I just thought there might be some misconception out there (but not in here) that a steel frame was some sort of insurmountable obstacle. But yes, at least at this modest level, it's more...
06-06-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,797
Posted By robertorolfo

What We All Knew...

These old bikes still have what it takes. I'm definitely not here to brag, and I won't get into the details (see the racing forum instead), but suffice to say that in a (Giant) sea of carbon fiber...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,765
Posted By robertorolfo

Nice job. Metalwork can be a lot of fun. ...

Nice job. Metalwork can be a lot of fun.

And your's looks way better than the SKS or anything adjustable. Proper fit parts will always look better than (and be lighter than, probably quieter...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 27,310
Posted By robertorolfo

Why didn't you mention your surgery? Make him...

Why didn't you mention your surgery? Make him feel like a jerk..


I had a little bit of a go (as the Brits say) at some dude this morning. As I'm going past at low speed he suddenly starts...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,108
Posted By robertorolfo

I know what you mean, and agree that you can draw...

I know what you mean, and agree that you can draw a lot of parallels between the two activities. I guess I was just saying that I really enjoy riding the bikes that I have built, while the computer I...
06-06-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,072
Posted By robertorolfo

Hey everyone, new to this section of the forums...

Hey everyone, new to this section of the forums as I just had my first race on Tuesday. It was a Cat. 5 crit here in NYC, held on an old airfield (wide open, flat, fairly easy corners, super windy,...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,399
Posted By robertorolfo

I can only imagine. The best part was the bit...

I can only imagine. The best part was the bit about unnecessary weaving around, which also seems to afflict the doughnuts riding the electric skateboards.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,746
Posted By robertorolfo

Haaaa...

Haaaa...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,108
Posted By robertorolfo

Some of us have dumb thoughts along the lines of:...

Some of us have dumb thoughts along the lines of: 'Now that I got this nice vintage bike with Columbus SLX, I think I should get a similar one built with Columbus SL, just to see how it compares...' ...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,399
Posted By robertorolfo

That was pretty awesome. Thanks for that. Sums it...

That was pretty awesome. Thanks for that. Sums it up perfectly...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,362
Posted By robertorolfo

Cool, so can we turn this thread into a...

Cool, so can we turn this thread into a discussion on how annoying/difficult it is to follow topics on ******? The format, the "upvoting" system, the constant complaints about "downvotes"... it's all...
06-05-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,084
Posted By robertorolfo

Someone in the other thread (apologies for...

Someone in the other thread (apologies for forgetting the name, otherwise I would post it) linked to an interesting article about the price of Elvis memorabilia. To sum up: nobody really cares...
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