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Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-11, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,097
Posted By simplify

I've been using Chain-L for over a year now, and...

I've been using Chain-L for over a year now, and the performance has been incredible. I used to be happy with ProLink, but with Chain-L my chains are lasting easily four times longer. They run...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-11, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,464
Posted By simplify

It could be simply the chain lightly rubbing...

It could be simply the chain lightly rubbing against the inside of the front derailleur. Does it happen in all gears, or just the combinations that bring the chain closer to the side of the front...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-11, 11:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,146
Posted By simplify

Nice write-up! Especially the part about the...

Nice write-up! Especially the part about the tangerine. :)
12-31-10, 03:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,547
Posted By simplify

This is a great thread. I have been using...

This is a great thread. I have been using Chain-L for several months in all sorts of conditions (okay, not snow...), and it has proven itself superior to anything I've used before--and I've used...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-10, 07:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,028
Posted By simplify

These guys are being so mean to you. There's no...

These guys are being so mean to you. There's no harm done whatsoever from leaving it out in fair weather for one night. You don't need to go and have the bearings repacked, and you can save those...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-10, 09:54 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 7,588
Posted By simplify

Proud to be one of Pcad's 33 "friends". Congrats...

Proud to be one of Pcad's 33 "friends". Congrats on the impending 40K, Uncle Pcad!
06-05-10, 09:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,727
Posted By simplify

Some pads are just immune to all efforts at...

Some pads are just immune to all efforts at silencing them. I tried everything to quiet the squealing on a very nice set of v-brakes (Avid single-digit 7's). Changing to Kool-Stop Tectonic pads did...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-10, 06:13 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,985
Posted By simplify

ZOMG, ROFL. :roflmao:

ZOMG, ROFL. :roflmao:
06-05-10, 05:47 PM
Replies: 59,818
Views: 2,303,241
Posted By simplify

Great pic, especially how the arms-out gesture...

Great pic, especially how the arms-out gesture matches the logo on the jersey.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-10, 04:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,871
Posted By simplify

Incorrect--you'd be an American S or Euro M.

Incorrect--you'd be an American S or Euro M.
06-05-10, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By simplify

As I understand it, the flat coil is just a...

As I understand it, the flat coil is just a "counterforce" spring to make shifting easier. So if it's undertensioned, it'll just be harder to shift with the finger lever. Experts, correct me if...
06-03-10, 04:13 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,452
Posted By simplify

Agreed, and you would probably also find some...

Agreed, and you would probably also find some bolts that would read as being the proper torque, despite being overtensioned. Because as Brian pointed out, the two are separate measures and dependent...
06-03-10, 03:02 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,452
Posted By simplify

I agree that we rely on our own skills, of...

I agree that we rely on our own skills, of course. But I just want to clarify--I wasn't implying that anyone has a fine tuned sense of torque in their wrench hand. You don't need that. Look again...
06-03-10, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By simplify

Yep, you don't need Campy grease. It should be...

Yep, you don't need Campy grease. It should be good grease that will stay put without being too stiff or getting gummy, but you know that already. :)

BF user DaveSSS wrote out some...
06-03-10, 11:28 AM
Replies: 59,818
Views: 2,303,241
Posted By simplify

And as a bonus, you're a Cat 1 on the Internets!

And as a bonus, you're a Cat 1 on the Internets!
06-03-10, 10:29 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,452
Posted By simplify

Quoted for truth. At Bike School, we were taught...

Quoted for truth. At Bike School, we were taught to do everything by torque. Certainly torque is a valuable indicator for things like bottom brackets and cranks, but for smaller components, you're...
06-02-10, 10:17 PM
Replies: 59,818
Views: 2,303,241
Posted By simplify

You're amazing. :thumb:

You're amazing. :thumb:
06-02-10, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By simplify

Okay, yes. I was confused when you said you...

Okay, yes. I was confused when you said you didn't see a problem with the indexing, but I see what you mean now. What you're describing does sound like an overhaul and some new parts are needed. ...
06-02-10, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By simplify

I was very happy with Branfordbike, because no...

I was very happy with Branfordbike, because no one beat their prices (that I found) and, maybe more importantly, they're wonderful to work with. They answer emails within hours, and will be happy to...
06-01-10, 08:09 PM
Replies: 59,818
Views: 2,303,241
Posted By simplify

Daniele Righi. Both got fined, and they shook...

Daniele Righi. Both got fined, and they shook hands the next day.

cyclingnews article (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/evans-and-righi-apologise-after-exchanging-blows)

Would love to know more...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-10, 07:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,070
Posted By simplify

Bodyglide is the only one that DOES work for me. ...

Bodyglide is the only one that DOES work for me. Your experience doesn't apply to everyone.
05-31-10, 07:06 PM
Replies: 59,818
Views: 2,303,241
Posted By simplify

I thought it would take my mind off how...

I thought it would take my mind off how *depressed* I am today if I stopped in to read some of G's twitter thread. Let's see. Family alcoholism (bringing back lots of memories), Africa's oil...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-10, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 733
Posted By simplify

I <3 this thread. Young RA913 shows great...

I <3 this thread. Young RA913 shows great promise.
05-29-10, 06:43 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 14,838
Posted By simplify

Yeah, and the decision to solicit money from his...

Yeah, and the decision to solicit money from his fans, and writing that book...although the book thing worked well for Lance, I guess.

EDR: do you think it's credible that Basso would do the...
05-29-10, 06:40 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 14,838
Posted By simplify

Pretty convincing! But wouldn't that loud...

Pretty convincing! But wouldn't that loud whirring noise be something of a giveaway? :p And in the first alleged instance, his gear shift lever clearly seems to move. I think the motor is in his...
05-29-10, 12:33 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 14,838
Posted By simplify

I lol'd.

I lol'd.
05-29-10, 12:30 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 14,838
Posted By simplify

Completely agree. Daniel Friel from ProCycling...

Completely agree. Daniel Friel from ProCycling was guest commentator on the Cyclingnews live ticker the other morning, and pointed out how inappropriate it is for McQuaid to make rash statements...
05-29-10, 12:18 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 14,838
Posted By simplify

Yes, you're right. I didn't understand you the...

Yes, you're right. I didn't understand you the first time. Thanks for clarifying.
05-29-10, 11:19 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 14,838
Posted By simplify

You said you wouldn't call anyone "despicable",...

You said you wouldn't call anyone "despicable", but you're agreeing Millar's comments, which were far worse? Alrighty then. I really don't get that.

Floyd made terrible decisions, and did...
05-29-10, 11:08 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 14,838
Posted By simplify

Making an effort to appear that way now, yes. ...

Making an effort to appear that way now, yes. But still bragging about the "beautiful win" in 2006 and claiming to have done it clean. Despite all the wrongs Landis has committed, he deserves...
05-29-10, 09:41 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 14,838
Posted By simplify

Speaking of denial, what I find most loathesome...

Speaking of denial, what I find most loathesome about Basso and all the Italians deliriously cheering for him, is that he still claims his 2006 Giro win was clean--even though at that very moment,...
05-28-10, 07:43 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 14,838
Posted By simplify

I would just like to thank Waterrockets for...

I would just like to thank Waterrockets for letting us have this thread in the 33, because the one in the 217 was killing my brain cells.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-10, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,070
Posted By simplify

:roflmao: That was definitely one for the Giro...

:roflmao: That was definitely one for the Giro highlight reel.
05-24-10, 04:02 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 45,497
Posted By simplify

I hear you. I've always been an Armstrong fan...

I hear you. I've always been an Armstrong fan too, but I do hope very much that the whole truth comes out. As of now, I'm a Floyd fan.
05-24-10, 03:51 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 45,497
Posted By simplify

It's either "eat crow" or "eat humble pie." Your...

It's either "eat crow" or "eat humble pie." Your pick. I do think you'll be eating one or the other. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-10, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By simplify

Sorry to hear about your bike being stolen! And...

Sorry to hear about your bike being stolen! And sorry you got a pretty rude welcome to Bike Forums. Welcome! :)

That bike, as Zeimas said, is not worth anything even close to $400. It could be...
05-21-10, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 982
Posted By simplify

IIRC, the weather for the February ToC was bad...

IIRC, the weather for the February ToC was bad ONE year--last year. Prior to that, the other years were just fine. Spectacular, even. The move to May was a poor decision. The event does not...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-10, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16,062
Views: 329,790
Posted By simplify

There should be a Hall of Infamy.

There should be a Hall of Infamy.
05-15-10, 09:49 AM
Replies: 59,818
Views: 2,303,241
Posted By simplify

Original post was deleted, maybe you could delete...

Original post was deleted, maybe you could delete that URL from your quote? Then the spam will be gone.
05-14-10, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,362
Posted By simplify

The same used to be true of glucosamine...

The same used to be true of glucosamine supplements, they were all from shellfish. Eventually there will be non-animal sources for chondroitin, if there aren't already. Studies have used it, so it...
05-13-10, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,362
Posted By simplify

I have seen abstracts for peer-reviewed research...

I have seen abstracts for peer-reviewed research studies which tested it alone (I'll try to find you some links), but that isn't relevant to me since I do take glucosamine and hyaluronic acid...
05-13-10, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,362
Posted By simplify

The one product that seemed most likely to be...

The one product that seemed most likely to be vegetarian was the "Nature's Answer", in the second link above. As I suspected, it's only the capsule that is vegetarian. The glucosamine is from...
05-13-10, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,362
Posted By simplify

No, sorry, none of those have vegetarian...

No, sorry, none of those have vegetarian chondroitin. It's very misleading, because they promote the vegetarian glucosamine and the veggie capsule, but the chondroitin is not vegetarian. One of the...
05-13-10, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,362
Posted By simplify

Non-animal source Chondroitin?

Does anyone know of one? I use non-animal source glucosamine and hyaluronic acid (both from Now Foods (http://nowfoods.com/)), but have been unable to find available non-animal source chondroitin. ...
05-12-10, 01:17 PM
Replies: 59,818
Views: 2,303,241
Posted By simplify

Do you mean being placed in traction, or being...

Do you mean being placed in traction, or being suspended from the ceiling? I agree, either one would keep him OFF HIS BIKE which would be the best thing right now. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-10, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16,062
Views: 329,790
Posted By simplify

lol

lol
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-10, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16,062
Views: 329,790
Posted By simplify

That which does not kill us...makes us scream. ...

That which does not kill us...makes us scream. :roflmao:

But seriously, I really want to know--why aren't there any PICS yet???

Get well, Uncle Pcad.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-10, 04:02 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 33,386
Posted By simplify

I am the bike mechanic and tech assistant at the...

I am the bike mechanic and tech assistant at the Low Speed Wind Tunnel, where the world's greatest cyclists and equipment manufacturers come to test.
05-02-10, 09:03 AM
Replies: 59,818
Views: 2,303,241
Posted By simplify

:eek: Oh no!! I'm so sorry to learn that this...

:eek: Oh no!! I'm so sorry to learn that this is how your race day turned out! Get well, heal, think good thoughts and don't do too much too soon.

On the plus side, you don't have to worry...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-10, 08:59 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,834
Posted By simplify

Awesome. :lol: I'm vegetarian. Was...

Awesome. :lol:

I'm vegetarian. Was pescatarian from 1974 to 1995, vegan from 1995 til last year when we lived in northern Italy (think Austria, diet-wise) for 14 months and pretty much had to...
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