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Forum: Commuting
05-22-13, 09:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,114
Posted By Wil Davis

Here's another vote for the Vittoria Rubino Pros...

Here's another vote for the Vittoria Rubino Pros - I have them on both my road-bikes; they're hard-wearing, I can't remember ever having any flats, and they're oh so quiet, especially on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-13, 12:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,663
Posted By Wil Davis

That just convinces me that you must have been...

That just convinces me that you must have been built upside-down!

- Wil
03-19-13, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1,723
Views: 136,948
Posted By Wil Davis

Mr. Monty: ...

Mr. Monty:
http://wildavis.smugmug.com/Cats/The-Three-Amigos/i-cg6LT6c/0/X2/MrMonty_3-X2.jpg
Hey, while you're up, how about fetching me a tuna sandwich…
…without the bread!!!
03-14-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,813
Posted By Wil Davis

Here's all you need to do it: Read the text, and...

Here's all you need to do it: Read the text, and follow the embedded link to the Park Tool site for further information.
Wil's way...
03-13-13, 04:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,894
Posted By Wil Davis

Gorgeous! …a bit big for this little...

Gorgeous! …a bit big for this little short-arse, but still gorgeous! Luck sod! Congrats!

I'm so jealous!!!

- Wil
03-12-13, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,462
Posted By Wil Davis

For that very reason I hesitate to follow any...

For that very reason I hesitate to follow any vehicle loaded to the gills with bikes etc. on racks outside the passenger space! More often than not, they're being driven so erratically and it makes...
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By Wil Davis

You might consider looking on eBay or Craigslist...

You might consider looking on eBay or Craigslist to get an idea of what they might be fetching!

HTH -
- Wil

PS: Welcome to the board, BTW!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-13, 05:45 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,861
Posted By Wil Davis

Buggritt! …looks like my karma just ran over my...

Buggritt! …looks like my karma just ran over my dogma!!

- Wil
03-11-13, 03:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,563
Posted By Wil Davis

Sorry! (my mistake! I thought the OP was...

Sorry! (my mistake! I thought the OP was referring to a presta-valved tube!)

- Wil
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-13, 03:46 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,861
Posted By Wil Davis

I think that rather flattens my argument (so to...

I think that rather flattens my argument (so to speak! (…reaches for the sick-bucket))

:eek:

- Wil
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-13, 09:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,000
Posted By Wil Davis

Neat idea! I assume it's using BlueTooth, is...

Neat idea! I assume it's using BlueTooth, is that correct?

- Wil

Later: Just seen the specs. yup! BlueTooth 4.0! $130-00 (!!) Reminds me of a saying my old granny had "…it never ceases to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-13, 04:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,861
Posted By Wil Davis

I've often thought how much I'd like… …to be...

I've often thought how much I'd like…
…to be the saddle of a lady's bike!

That picture serves only to reinforce my conviction,

I rest my case M'lud!

:rolleyes:

- Wil
03-10-13, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,845
Posted By Wil Davis

Sounds like there's some confusion here between...

Sounds like there's some confusion here between tempering (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tempering) and annealing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annealing_%28metallurgy%29).

- Wil
03-10-13, 05:00 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 17,439
Posted By Wil Davis

Wil's Brooks page...

Wil's Brooks page (http://wildavis.smugmug.com/Bikes/Brooks/25375034_q254bx#!i=2087580225&k=nQWzVWG)

Don't ya just love this thread!!!

:thumb:

- Wil
03-10-13, 04:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,563
Posted By Wil Davis

You're missing out a step! In order to fit a...

You're missing out a step! In order to fit a Schrader valve you will need to drill the rim hole wider to accommodate the thicker valve stem. Isn't it curious, I do the exact opposite of you, and...
Forum: Foo
03-09-13, 09:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 683
Posted By Wil Davis

First Choice: ...

First Choice:

http://www.k1wd.net/stuff/pics/40yr_bottle.jpg

Second Choice:

http://www.k1wd.net/stuff/pics/30yr_bottle.jpg

Third Choice:
03-08-13, 03:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,357
Posted By Wil Davis

I grew up in the UK in the 1960s and had a Falcon...

I grew up in the UK in the 1960s and had a Falcon "Black Diamond", and used to deliver papers, one bag on the rear-carrier, and one bag over the cross-bar. On Sundays the bags were about twice as...
03-08-13, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By Wil Davis

Well, you might check to see who makes the wheels...

Well, you might check to see who makes the wheels for the Lambo (cars, that is!)

- Wil
03-08-13, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,532
Posted By Wil Davis

Brooks! There, that should start a thread which...

Brooks! There, that should start a thread which will go on and on and on and on…
If you want to find out "why?" put "brooks saddle" into google, and check out some of the links, and even do a...
03-08-13, 11:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,704
Posted By Wil Davis

+1000 Rollers are definitely the way to go if...

+1000 Rollers are definitely the way to go if you want to improve your form! (Learn riding rollers, pedaling using only 1 leg, riding "no hands"); take a look at this...
03-08-13, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 463,092
Posted By Wil Davis

Here we go again! As I've said (many, many ...

Here we go again! As I've said (many, many times before), you only need wear a helmet if you have something worth protecting! (sort of Bloody Obvious if you really stop and think about it!)
...
03-07-13, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By Wil Davis

Nice bike, but here's what I consider to be an...

Nice bike, but here's what I consider to be an intimidating Lotus Legend:
http://www.k1wd.net/stuff/pics/Lotus-Elite-%2760.jpg
or even:
http://www.k1wd.net/stuff/pics/Caterham_R300.jpg
or, if you...
03-06-13, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,153
Posted By Wil Davis

The garage where I pumped gas as a kid (in the...

The garage where I pumped gas as a kid (in the UK), had a sign hanging in the reception area which read: "Our rates are £20/hour for labour, £25/hour if you watch and £30/hour if you help)
...
03-06-13, 09:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,328
Posted By Wil Davis

I used to pump gas in the local garage when I was...

I used to pump gas in the local garage when I was a kid (in the UK) and in the workshop was hung the following sign: "Our rates are: £5/hour to work on your car; £10/hour if you watch; £15/hour if...
03-06-13, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,522
Posted By Wil Davis

Yup, I've built dozens of wheels using mine, and...

Yup, I've built dozens of wheels using mine, and have never had a problem. I think I've checked the "centering" of the gauge about once. I think the "centering" seems to only really matter if...
03-05-13, 10:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,439
Posted By Wil Davis

I use a Garmin Quest which I bought 7 years ago. ...

I use a Garmin Quest which I bought 7 years ago. I've found it to be perfect for my use, has all the bells & whistles I use, and can download/upload routes and tracks for further analysis. I'm sure...
03-04-13, 08:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,042
Posted By Wil Davis

I think it's called a "witness line" -...

I think it's called a "witness line"

- Wil
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-13, 11:32 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 106,946
Posted By Wil Davis

Celeste...

Celeste (http://italiancyclingjournal.blogspot.com/2012/01/origins-of-bianchi-celeste-and-more.html)

- Wil
03-01-13, 04:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,420
Posted By Wil Davis

See my (illustrated) post (#23) up-thread! -...

See my (illustrated) post (#23) up-thread!

- Wil
03-01-13, 04:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,682
Posted By Wil Davis

"…garage door!…" You are lucky! When we...

"…garage door!…"

You are lucky! When we were young we used to dream of having a door, any door! We used to live in a card-board box, in t'middle of t'road, of course it were a 'ome to us!

- Wil
03-01-13, 03:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Wil Davis

I dunno about identity, but it looks to me like...

I dunno about identity, but it looks to me like you might be in for some trouble with the inner shift-cable with your rear-derailleur (see all the "whiskers" near the attachment point!). Nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-13, 09:25 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 11,607
Posted By Wil Davis

Sorry, my mistake, I thought you were talking...

Sorry, my mistake, I thought you were talking about paraffin-wax (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parafin_wax), I didn't realise you were talking about kerosene (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerosene),...
02-28-13, 07:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 26,767
Posted By Wil Davis

Nice looking ride! Too big for me, but very...

Nice looking ride! Too big for me, but very pretty, love the colour scheme! Thanks for sharing!!

- Wil
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-13, 07:20 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 11,607
Posted By Wil Davis

You forgot an important step!! If you're...

You forgot an important step!!
If you're heating paraffin-wax (even if you're using a double-boiler, of course you are, correct?) you might call the local Fire Department on your way out, so they'll...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-13, 07:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,661
Posted By Wil Davis

A few answers: 1. Each and every time when...

A few answers:
1. Each and every time when necessary.
2. Makes no difference
3. see 2.

HTH -

- Wil
02-28-13, 02:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,420
Posted By Wil Davis

Here's...

Here's (http://wildavis.smugmug.com/Bikes/misc-stuff/25485933_5cSxbF#!i=2099882962&k=3zfQVZk) my method (follow the links to see how Park Tool recommend doing it, and you'll see why my method is...
02-28-13, 01:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,762
Posted By Wil Davis

Great video! Thanks for sharing! - Wil

Great video! Thanks for sharing!

- Wil
02-27-13, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By Wil Davis

I agree, but being a Software Engineer, I'm...

I agree, but being a Software Engineer, I'm reminded of the rest of the quote to which you refer:

(1) If it ain't broke don't fix it!
(2) If it ain't broke, fix it until it is broke!
(3) If it...
02-27-13, 08:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,825
Posted By Wil Davis

It certainly does! Thanks for the link! -...

It certainly does! Thanks for the link!

- Wil
02-27-13, 08:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,825
Posted By Wil Davis

I've bought at least 6 Brooks saddles since the...

I've bought at least 6 Brooks saddles since the late 1960s and none of them have ever come with a clamp. Should I complain to Brooks, and if I did what do you think they're likely to say?

- Wil
Forum: Foo
02-27-13, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By Wil Davis

Amazing picture! If you look closely at the...

Amazing picture! If you look closely at the London Eye, check out the red car nearly at the top (at about 2 o'clock) - surely that's Darth Vader and his buddies enjoying the sights!!!

Cor! ...
02-26-13, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,368
Posted By Wil Davis

…another reason to ride a Brooks!!!!!! - Wil

…another reason to ride a Brooks!!!!!!

- Wil
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-13, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2,289
Views: 277,534
Posted By Wil Davis

Here's one (taken back in 2005): ...

Here's one (taken back in 2005):

http://wildavis.smugmug.com/Bikes/Bianchi/i-9JKcv3h/0/XL/Bianchi-0-XL.jpg

I'll dig around for others…

- Wil
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-13, 02:44 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 11,607
Posted By Wil Davis

Oh, but I did! …and I did! (see threads...

Oh, but I did! …and I did!

(see threads passim!)

- Wil
02-24-13, 05:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,169
Posted By Wil Davis

Bit of a bugger to say the least! The nearest...

Bit of a bugger to say the least! The nearest to that I've done is to have a terry-cloth I'd been using to mop my brow, fall from the rear-pocket of my jersey and jam itself in the rear-wheel...
02-24-13, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,846
Views: 979,054
Posted By Wil Davis

Don't know if I've already posted to this thread,...

Don't know if I've already posted to this thread, so apologies if this is a repeat. AFAIK this is the only one of me on a bike:
...
02-24-13, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By Wil Davis

Good advice, but I might add that to ensure that...

Good advice, but I might add that to ensure that the spokes won't be too long, you might do well to add a brass spoke washer under the head of each spoke as recommended by Gerd Schraner, it makes...
02-22-13, 04:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By Wil Davis

Wonderful! Thanks for the link! - Wil

Wonderful! Thanks for the link!

- Wil
02-21-13, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By Wil Davis

Whatever vehicle which I'm in control of, I stop...

Whatever vehicle which I'm in control of, I stop (always). That's all…

- Wil
02-21-13, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By Wil Davis

…be that as it may, I only want to wake them up,...

…be that as it may, I only want to wake them up, not give them a laundry experience they're unlikely to forget!

:rolleyes:

- Wil
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