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Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Good question! If I were on a long cycle and...

Good question!

If I were on a long cycle and needed to use the toilet, I'd pop into a shop (like a petrol station), and ASK THE PERSON behind the counter if I could park it there inside the shop,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 686
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

If you were in an emergency (in the desert, had...

If you were in an emergency (in the desert, had no phone, etc) you could shove a folded bank note (euro, dollar, pound, etc.) to cover the gash. It could get you home, where you can then get your...
04-28-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,053
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

For dogs that want to chase you: I've learned,...

For dogs that want to chase you: I've learned, from riding motorcycles, but it works on a bicycle too, is to slow down, allow the dog to commit to an angle of attack, then speed up so they miss you....
04-26-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Fair enough then, I had no idea - it just didn't...

Fair enough then, I had no idea - it just didn't look special to me; I learned something new - powder-coat away!
04-23-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,358
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Yep, 100%. #BanCars

Yep, 100%. #BanCars
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,692
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I have a habit of cleaning off my tyres - while...

I have a habit of cleaning off my tyres - while I'm moving - if I notice crap stuck on them, like a tiny stone or sandy grit, to prevent it from boring into my tyre and causing a flat. (Usually only...
04-22-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,358
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Disrupting vehicles! OH MY GOD, WE CANNOT HAVE...

Disrupting vehicles! OH MY GOD, WE CANNOT HAVE THIS! ARREST THEM!

As usual, the Advocacy & Safety forum does not disappoint, with full-on support of car dominance, victim-blaming of cyclists, and...
04-19-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

In short: you cannot mix 9, 10 and 11 speed...

In short: you cannot mix 9, 10 and 11 speed components. Your shifters, rear derailleur, chain and cassette must be compatible according to 9, 10, or 11 speeds.

That is, in order to guarantee...
04-19-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4,314
Views: 404,603
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

The long story: my 15-yr-old niece comes over...

The long story: my 15-yr-old niece comes over w/her road bike, a 1999 Bianchi Lite Alloy (which I got for her, for coming along w/me and her dad on road spins), it's her "good" road bike but it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 03:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,597
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

For me, since I do all my own maintenance, things...

For me, since I do all my own maintenance, things like sensible cable routing, a threaded bottom bracket, brake calipers mounted in normal places (to make cleaning easier) were important. I don't...
04-12-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

If you're running the chain w/o the rear...

If you're running the chain w/o the rear derailleur shift cable connected AT ALL, and the limit screw isn't stopping the rear derailleur from letting the chain run to the smallest cogs, then either...
04-12-21, 03:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 902
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I'd be more concerned about a seller lying to me....

I'd be more concerned about a seller lying to me. "The rust wasn't there before and just appeared one winter" has no credibility whatsoever.
04-09-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,203
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

But lord do I hate toeclips. Can't get in them,...

But lord do I hate toeclips. Can't get in them, can't get out of them. I'm not even sure they really work.
04-09-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,203
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Adidas VeloSamba, if you can find them. Nicer...

Adidas VeloSamba, if you can find them. Nicer than most of my regular shoes.
...
04-07-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I'd bet the error could be as much the measuring...

I'd bet the error could be as much the measuring device :) . If you measure it a few more times, it could be different again (haha). At least, this is the case with the crappy digital calipers I have...
04-02-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,430
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Roadies and Watches...

Roadies and Watches (https://www.bikeforums.net/foo/441736-roadies-watches.html?highlight=roadies+watches)
Forum: Europe
04-01-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I have experience of rural southern France, which...

I have experience of rural southern France, which in reality isn't far off (literally and figuratively, where I go, Languedoc (now Occitanie) is about 2hrs from the border w/Spain and culturally...
03-30-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,555
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Unless I'm mistaken, these are two totally...

Unless I'm mistaken, these are two totally different beasts... the above bike is from the late 90s, not a new frame.
Replies: 25
Views: 1,051
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

It is my understanding the Colnago serial # on...

It is my understanding the Colnago serial # on the dropout, for the 1990s bikes, is

"YMXXX"
Y=[0-9] for the year of the decade
M=[A-L] for the month of the year, A=January, B=February, etc....
Forum: Foo
03-24-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,519
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

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Forum: Foo
03-24-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,519
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Just wait until you find out how because some...

Just wait until you find out how because some countries hoard the vaccines, resistant variations will become more prevalent, meaning COVID remains a worldwide problem with continued disruption to...
03-22-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7,768
Views: 2,151,250
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

1999 (-ish, I think) Trek 6500 ZX , just picked...

1999 (-ish, I think) Trek 6500 ZX , just picked it up today, I've done nothing to it.

It's for my niece, to stop her from taking her nicer road bike to the beach or to meet up w/her friends. The...
03-19-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,154
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

If they are thin shells, then yeah, shouldn't be...

If they are thin shells, then yeah, shouldn't be a problem - but you wouldn't be having a lot of space for much else.

The only problem is finding one, I got mine locally, and I haven't seen any...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-19-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

The welds on aluminum will be bigger/more...

The welds on aluminum will be bigger/more evident; also the tubes on aluminum will be much fatter than titanium.
03-18-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,154
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Yes, the straps are stretchy, wide and flat; if...

Yes, the straps are stretchy, wide and flat; if you don't overload the bag, you don't even feel it on yourself - I think that's because of the placement higher up on the back.

Another nice...
03-18-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,154
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I find myself using this bag a lot, just to carry...

I find myself using this bag a lot, just to carry a spare tube, pump, & repair kit, + phone or wallet or whatever other little things. It sits high on your back, but doesn't interfere with your...
03-13-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

If a motorist can't pass a bicycle safely, and...

If a motorist can't pass a bicycle safely, and when the motorist doesn't bother to look out of the front of their vehicle beyond 3m up the road in front of themselves, it matters very little where...
03-12-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

As soon as I saw these, I made a quick decision...

As soon as I saw these, I made a quick decision to get them. I hadn't purchased SPD shoes since the mid 1990s (Diadora Chili), and I had just re-glued (for the second time) a piece of broken tread...
03-06-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 959
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Thanks for saying that, I appreciate it! I...

Thanks for saying that, I appreciate it!

I have a clear sentimental attachment to that Bianchi, and I know it very well, so that may bias my opinion.

Yes, eBay, if you're patient and know...
03-06-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 959
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

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03-05-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 959
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

^^^ Absolutely, we love this stuff. I've...

^^^

Absolutely, we love this stuff. I've assembled a few bikes out of my "box o' $h!té", and the amount of knowledge on this forum is ridiculous.

Can't wait to see some pics!
03-05-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 959
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

If you're going to use downtube friction...

If you're going to use downtube friction shifters, suddenly your life becomes a lot easier, because they don't care what freehub you use (Shimano or Campagnolo), and they don't care how many speeds,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 372,455
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

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03-04-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,423
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Aha, you've got the cyclocross frame, it explains...

Aha, you've got the cyclocross frame, it explains the canti brakes - very interesting :thumb:
03-02-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I would only attempt to ride that if I was in the...

I would only attempt to ride that if I was in the desert and was gonna die anyway.
03-02-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,433
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

The automotive industry is doing this... ...

The automotive industry is doing this...

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03-02-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,366
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

That's a beauty. I'd leave it just as it is. ...

That's a beauty. I'd leave it just as it is.

Someone broke into my Jeep (many years ago) to steal my Silca floor pump. I couldn't believe it, was the only thing they took. They obviously knew what...
03-02-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,433
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

You can wear every piece of high-vis, wear all...

You can wear every piece of high-vis, wear all the helmets, attach every light... and you'll still risk being hit by a person driving, because we exist as cyclists.

It's victim blaming - because...
Forum: Foo
02-21-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 934
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

The guy I work with is like this. Brilliant to...

The guy I work with is like this. Brilliant to have him running things, so many builders either don't know, or don't care, about so many things. Something as simple as doing work in the correct order...
02-19-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4,314
Views: 404,603
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Since there's nothing else to do, as it's windy...

Since there's nothing else to do, as it's windy as hell, raining, and there's a 5km radius lockdown still in effect... let's do another bottom bracket check!

This time it's the 1996 Bianchi Ti...
02-19-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,139
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I would never circumvent any rules to accomodate...

I would never circumvent any rules to accomodate a seller. If you sell on eBay, you do everything through eBay and use Paypal; if you use Paypal, you pay fees.

If there's a dispute, everything...
02-15-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

You must spend time in the "Advocacy & Safety"...

You must spend time in the "Advocacy & Safety" subforum :thumb:

Whenever I click into that, I have to completely let go of the concept of "giving a damn", otherwise it's a recipe for disaster.
02-13-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

That's a badass frame, even the scratches look...

That's a badass frame, even the scratches look cool! Oh how I would turn that into a sweet urban bomber.
02-12-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4,314
Views: 404,603
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I picked up a Trek Y11 back in December, knowing...

I picked up a Trek Y11 back in December, knowing the rear pivot bushing was a bit worn, and a little sloppy - and also knowing these aren't available. On the bright side, I got a very nice little...
02-11-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4,314
Views: 404,603
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Removed the bottom bracket from my steel Colnago....

Removed the bottom bracket from my steel Colnago. The bearings felt fine, but a new Chorus Ultra-Torque crankset is coming my way, and the Italian cups just arrived so I thought I'd get a head start...
01-30-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,106
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Let's keep in mind this isn't for permanent...

Let's keep in mind this isn't for permanent storage. It's just for standing the bike up while passing through the house.
01-29-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,106
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Crude Bike Stand

I saw this on a youtube video, and am really quite impressed with how stupidly convenient I'm finding it - so I thought I'd share.

I often bring the bike in through the house, so I can load it or...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,467
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

robbyville the colour of your bike is absolutely...

robbyville the colour of your bike is absolutely stunning.

Lots of great ideas in this thread!

I picked up this "be seen" light, it sandwiches between my Garmin and it's mount, and works...
01-21-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Since I'm always on for approaching a problem...

Since I'm always on for approaching a problem from a different angle...

Buy a horrible, cheap-ass bike that you hate, and lock it up with the cheapest lock you can find.
01-21-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,976
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I will never feel bad about buying any *one*...

I will never feel bad about buying any *one* thing on impulse again. Thank you!
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