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Forum: Commuting
07-26-01, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 949
Posted By Cambronne

Actually, I rode for many years with no...

Actually, I rode for many years with no distance/performance logging device on my bike. I sometimes used a stopwatch to time my commutes, but I invariably forgot to either start or stop the thing. I...
06-21-01, 01:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,750
Posted By Cambronne

Do you know that "stupid" is nearly the same word...

Do you know that "stupid" is nearly the same word in most western languages? Rather comforting, that. No question at all about what that Italian taxi driver just called you... in the mixture of...
06-21-01, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,029
Posted By Cambronne

I was, of course, making a sweeping...

I was, of course, making a sweeping generalisation... But Mavic or Campagnolo ten-speeds seemed to be more resilient to neglected maintenance.

I spent my early days riding whatever used machines...
06-20-01, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,029
Posted By Cambronne

I will bet that your chainrings are just fine,...

I will bet that your chainrings are just fine, unless the teeth have been worn down to pointy little hooks. (In which case, you have some nice circular saw blades there!)

No, you have a worn...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-01, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By Cambronne

You have what seems to be a very good bike... so...

You have what seems to be a very good bike... so why on earth do you also need a wife?
Forum: Commuting
06-15-01, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Cambronne

Rainshoes for the Rainman

Greetings, my web footed friend!

Among the junk mail catalogs I received this past week was one from a company called "Campmor," who can also be found on http://www.campmor.com

Their catalog...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-01, 12:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 44,892
Posted By Cambronne

It depends upon what type of tires you...

It depends upon what type of tires you use,whether they are fast wearing racing compound, or tougher touring tires, your weight, and the tarmac surfaces upon which you ride. A rough (very rough) rule...
06-14-01, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Cambronne

When all else fails, check your wiring: I...

When all else fails, check your wiring:

I experienced a similar problem last summer with my Specialized Speedzone... I rode home from work, and upon retrieving my ride data, I was delighted to see...
06-14-01, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By Cambronne

The greatest problem with WD40 is that it...

The greatest problem with WD40 is that it attracts humidity. The alcohols in the substance are responsible for that. Use it as a lubricant, and you'll soon find that it promotes rust.

That said,...
06-14-01, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By Cambronne

Pete, something that goes along with what you...

Pete, something that goes along with what you said:

I once saw an epitaph on a tombstone, I hope the english translation does it justice:

I measure my life not by its mere duration, but by the...
06-14-01, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By Cambronne

Pete should be elected Philosopher King of these...

Pete should be elected Philosopher King of these forums.
06-12-01, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By Cambronne

... and all these many years, I thought "Synergy"...

... and all these many years, I thought "Synergy" was the name of the power company that serves Hell!

NOTE: This is supposed to be a pun. I'm trying.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-01, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By Cambronne

Y'know, if stuff never broke... in the rain, in...

Y'know, if stuff never broke... in the rain, in the dark, at sub-zero temps, two day's ride from home...

We'd have not much at all to talk about, except for nice sunrises and brightly coloured...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-01, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By Cambronne

When you tie your shoes, poke the bows and the...

When you tie your shoes, poke the bows and the lace ends into one of the cross-laces nearest the toe of the shoe. You might have to lift the cross-lace with a screwdriver of nail file. this simple...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-01, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By Cambronne

Badger! Cats are delicious! I love 'em! ...

Badger!

Cats are delicious! I love 'em!

Have you ever had Lab puppies in wine sauce?

There are some serious consequences associated with cooking and eating human children, but their pets...
06-08-01, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,624
Posted By Cambronne

OSCAR!!! :D :D :D Mon ami, my comment was...

OSCAR!!! :D :D :D

Mon ami, my comment was "Pun-Intended!"

Wholesome.... HOLE-some!!! (Bad? I know. Apparently, novody got it. But at least I try.)

Please refer to the thread concerning how...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-01, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By Cambronne

WARNING! Tongue is firmly in cheek. Ne me flammez...

WARNING! Tongue is firmly in cheek. Ne me flammez pas!

WOW.

You have all completely missed the point of the TdF.

The coverage that you see on US tele gives you the incorrect impression that...
06-08-01, 06:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 890
Posted By Cambronne

Re: German. Any language that gives us an...

Re: German.

Any language that gives us an automotive publication titled:

"Gute Fahrt"

is okay with me!

BTW, Gute Fahrt is a VW/Audi enthusiast's magazine. If there was any real poetry...
06-07-01, 06:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 890
Posted By Cambronne

Trekn, French Canadians are PROUD of who they...

Trekn, French Canadians are PROUD of who they are, and they make a supreme effort to preserve their language and culture despite your opinion regarding what the point of that may be... That they want...
06-07-01, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By Cambronne

Congratulations on that first paycheck... may it...

Congratulations on that first paycheck... may it be followed (regularly) by many more.

Remember, though, that while money does not buy happiness, it does buy the accessory action playset that no...
06-07-01, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 642
Posted By Cambronne

Sorry about the length of this post... it's...

Sorry about the length of this post... it's raining, and I haven't anything better to do...

That was a good film... Kirk Douglas portrayed Van Gogh as many had imagined him to be... gentle, almost...
06-07-01, 06:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,624
Posted By Cambronne

You americaines are soooooo gosh darn wholesome!

You americaines are soooooo gosh darn wholesome!
06-06-01, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,624
Posted By Cambronne

WHAT were you thinking!!!!!**********??? Did...

WHAT were you thinking!!!!!**********???

Did you just awaken one morning, and, while taking your daybreak pee, think "Hmmmm.... think I'll hammer a nail through the ol' willie... then I can hang this...
06-05-01, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By Cambronne

Of course, we won't talk about how we cyclists...

Of course, we won't talk about how we cyclists have discovered... accidentally, in most cases... that bugs taste pretty good... Rather sweet.

Downhill run, deserted tarmac at dawn, accelerating...
06-05-01, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By Cambronne

When I was a child in school, we had a poster in...

When I was a child in school, we had a poster in one science classroom illustrating various food chains in nature. One of my more observant classmates had taken a marker and drawn lines up to the top...
06-04-01, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By Cambronne

I dreamed of angels...

Saturday I rode a dawn patrol up to our nearby reservoir... it's a very large man-made lake, very pretty. The round trip is 55 miles, and is punctuated at the halfway point by a ride across a long,...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-01, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,168
Posted By Cambronne

Ahhh... how I long for helmet hair. Mashed flat,...

Ahhh... how I long for helmet hair. Mashed flat, curled up at the ends, matted across the forehead...

In order to have helmet hair, one must first HAVE hair.

No, instead, I have helmet...
05-31-01, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By Cambronne

Atlanta is a tough place to ride. Too bad about...

Atlanta is a tough place to ride. Too bad about your friend, but he is lucky to be still among us.

If drivers cannot seem to see two and a half tonne SUVs and pull into THEIR paths, then we must...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-01, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By Cambronne

Whenever I am asked "How far do you ride?" ...

Whenever I am asked "How far do you ride?"

I've always answered "All the way!"

They hear my accent, and just accept my anser as the best they'll probably get.
05-30-01, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By Cambronne

I'm an unashamed Slime user. It is great stuff,...

I'm an unashamed Slime user. It is great stuff, with a few caveats:

Yes, it will prevent sudden loss of pressure, but if your tire is pierced by a large sliver of glass, a staple, or a nail, there...
05-30-01, 06:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,959
Posted By Cambronne

My Trek hybrid is called Rainbike, since that's...

My Trek hybrid is called Rainbike, since that's what it does, and my purplish Trek roadbike is named l'aubergine... because Purple People Eater would be too insincerely americaine for me to get away...
05-24-01, 01:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 915
Posted By Cambronne

Joe, Your site redesign does look... and...

Joe,

Your site redesign does look... and work... very good indeed.

Do be careful, though... if some of our respective employers ever saw this, and realised what we could do IF we had the...
05-24-01, 01:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,773
Posted By Cambronne

Best purchase: Blackburn rear rack for my...

Best purchase:

Blackburn rear rack for my Trek 1220 roadbike-***-commuter. It's lightweight, attached easily to the not-made-for-racks frame, and has a bracket for a taillamp.

Best Runner-up:...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-01, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Cambronne

Ride to work. Work to ride.

My americaine girlfriend is late riser. 7:30, 8:00 find her still tucked under a mound of blankets, mumbling incoherently about the obscenity of having to get up at such an hour.

She's groggy...
05-24-01, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Cambronne

Well-put! The "Velo Zone" is a dimension in which...

Well-put! The "Velo Zone" is a dimension in which anything is possible.
05-23-01, 02:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,519
Posted By Cambronne

The best bike security measure I've ever seen was...

The best bike security measure I've ever seen was in the 1970s, in the Montmartre neighborhood of Paris... this is a really seedy area, lined with sex shoppes and run down bars. The streets were...
05-23-01, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By Cambronne

See if you can find the recent back issue of...

See if you can find the recent back issue of Bicycling magazine... either April or May... they ran a buyer's guide. It was not an all inclusive list, rather a selection of bikes that the editors...
05-22-01, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By Cambronne

As long as you are not riding in handlebar-deep...

As long as you are not riding in handlebar-deep puddles, the bike should be okay after a wipe-off & drying, then perhaps a bit of lube to the chain and derailleur pivot points.

Might I suggest...
05-21-01, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By Cambronne

My favorite network is The Weather Channel. It is...

My favorite network is The Weather Channel. It is on... muted, bien sūr... at least 23 1/2 hours a day at my house.

What made-for-TV-movie, what silly game show, what insipid sitcom, could...
05-20-01, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By Cambronne

Re: This thread. Bravo! I once was...

Re: This thread.

Bravo!

I once was forced to ride up & over a freshly-hit deer, as the traffic had confined me to the shoulder of the roadway. I was headed fast downhill, and had nowhere else...
05-18-01, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Cambronne

I replaced the suspect wheel with my spare......

I replaced the suspect wheel with my spare... noise and weird feel are now gone from the drivetrain.

The bad wheel's hub bearings are tight and quiet, but the freehub's ratchet mechanism sounds...
05-18-01, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,120
Posted By Cambronne

My best so far was 44mph on a very long, very...

My best so far was 44mph on a very long, very steep downhill near where I now live. I descend this hill on my evening commutes from work, and I can regularly reach upper 30s mph. Funny thing, the...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-01, 06:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By Cambronne

Pete, if it makes you feel any better, my Miura...

Pete, if it makes you feel any better, my Miura is parked just about 5 000 miles from where I now sit, and for all I know, Paris' lovable pre-teen street gangs might have already stolen, then...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-01, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Cambronne

I knew an old and fearless Breton, sort of Popeye...

I knew an old and fearless Breton, sort of Popeye with a french twist, hero of the second world war, drinker of Calvados Brandy, smoker of Gitanes, feckless chaser of skirts, and unstoppable...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-01, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By Cambronne

I confess. I own a car. A really nice car. ...

I confess. I own a car. A really nice car.

Errr, but I don't actually drive it...

See, where I grew up, there was no good reason to have a car. We had the Metró, we had our bikes, we had our...
05-16-01, 01:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,387
Posted By Cambronne

Having never been much of a fan of Madonna or the...

Having never been much of a fan of Madonna or the Backstreet Boys, I instead use my cycle commute time to listen to language cassettes. In France, this is mostly how I learned english... I had...
05-16-01, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Cambronne

Thanks for the suggestions... As Saturday...

Thanks for the suggestions...

As Saturday is calling for rain, I will have time then to pull the wheel off and examine the freehub. Meanwhile, I have my trusty, rusty rainbike to use.

Yes,...
05-16-01, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Cambronne

Can anybody describe for me the symptoms of a...

Can anybody describe for me the symptoms of a dying freewheel? Tests?

My Trek 1220 runs Shimano RX105 hubs laced to Mavic Sup rims. Being a '94 model, the rear carries a 7-speed cassette. (The...
05-14-01, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By Cambronne

I noticed something peculiar today... I wore my...

I noticed something peculiar today... I wore my ugly helmet... and turned a much better avg. speed than I have in weeks. I wore the same helmet on the ride home, with the same results.

I have...
05-14-01, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By Cambronne

A world without bicycles... that would be the...

A world without bicycles... that would be the whole of human history, up to the mid XIX century. Grim. All we had were horses. Horses are much better than mountain bikes on debris strewn singletrack,...
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