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Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 288
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Try something that's a full lace-up, you can then...

Try something that's a full lace-up, you can then at least allow for as wide a spread as possible, more than what you can get from a ratchet-strap-style closure.
05-08-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,296
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I cannot believe no one has mentioned the obvious...

I cannot believe no one has mentioned the obvious here:

To start, it should be on the other side of the fork (the drive side is pictured above... unless that's the craziest fork angle ever).
05-08-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 399
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Say what??? Leagues better? I dunno, to me...

Say what??? Leagues better?

I dunno, to me it's certainly not as pretty, but of course that's subjective. If functionally only, it'd have to be really super-fantastic, bc I've always found Campy...
05-08-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 399
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Ergos for me, always, is how I'd build it. I know...

Ergos for me, always, is how I'd build it. I know you say "no" to 10 speed, but that's where I'd go if I could find a new(-ish) Veloce-or-better 10 speed groupset, in silver if possible... but even...
05-08-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

WOW, a stand AND a torque wrench set for 50GBP?...

WOW, a stand AND a torque wrench set for 50GBP? That's a smokin' deal!

(If you're in the UK; otherwise add customs and duty and shipping and maybe it's less good.)
05-08-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,486
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Wow, you can't pedal a bicycle without "tearing...

Wow, you can't pedal a bicycle without "tearing up" your legs? Failed to "master the technology" of flat pedals? Damn.

(That "passive aggressive" BS works both ways.)
05-05-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I was thinking the same, and will work to limit...

I was thinking the same, and will work to limit my time here, especially when I feel I contribute a lot more than I get back. My life would certainly improve.

Now if the weather would do the same,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
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,...
05-03-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,472
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

That'd be me, confronting your ugliness. It ain't...

That'd be me, confronting your ugliness. It ain't pretty. I'm not surprised you don't like it.

First, "dangerous to drivers". Laughable and ridiculous; and as if motorists have ever been...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Still the seatpost, HOWEVER you will get a lot of...

Still the seatpost, HOWEVER you will get a lot of different responses and all of them are, for the most part, correct.

(Well, except for the "if you don't do it this way you're WRONG!", that's...
05-01-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,092
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I got one of these which I did not *need*, but it...

I got one of these which I did not *need*, but it was on sale. And damn it's nice.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,040
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I have to agree, nothing wrong with Conti tyres,...

I have to agree, nothing wrong with Conti tyres, they're certainly not "crap".

However, they do make a broad range of tyres, according to what you need: speed, durability, grip, price, etc. This...
04-28-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

But it's got chrome seat and chain stays? My 1997...

But it's got chrome seat and chain stays? My 1997 Competition only has a chromed drive-side chain stay, and it's got chromed head tube lugs, and it was bottom of the pile. It also has a number hanger...
04-28-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Has it been sprayed with a rattle-can? Those lugs...

Has it been sprayed with a rattle-can? Those lugs on the head tube may be chromed beneath?

Is there a serial number on the rear derailleur-side dropout?

[edit: sorry, just re-read the text in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 696
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, 08:59 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,472
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

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04-28-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,277
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I picked up these and really like them. Compared...

I picked up these and really like them. Compared to the price of a lot of sunglasses out there, I thought it was reasonable.
...
04-28-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,187
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: 703
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!
04-26-21, 04:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Is it special? Is it uncommon? Is it rare? Is it...

Is it special? Is it uncommon? Is it rare? Is it Italian?

When I ask that, it's not a value judgement on the bike itself. It's solid, sure, and you're correct it's "nothing to sneeze at", and will...
04-23-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 561
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Here's my car, parked on the moon, including...

Here's my car, parked on the moon, including evidence.

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04-23-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,472
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Yep, 100%. #BanCars

Yep, 100%. #BanCars
04-23-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,472
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Oh dear, can't have any interruption of motorists...

Oh dear, can't have any interruption of motorists tapping their little feet on brakes and throttles!

Do you think the driver of a car stopped in front of you in a queue should be arrested? They're...
04-22-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,472
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,750
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, 08:01 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,472
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

... and if you ever use the term "snowflake", you...

... and if you ever use the term "snowflake", you are probably a racist.
04-22-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,472
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, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

You say you want to do this as inexpensively as...

You say you want to do this as inexpensively as possible, then there's talk of powder-coating it? That's not a bike or a frame I'd consider for powder-coating - but that's just me.

Should be a...
04-19-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
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: 4,315
Views: 405,423
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...
04-17-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I find these threads so interesting, as when I...

I find these threads so interesting, as when I replaced the Italian BB on my old steel Fondriest (with a Campy square taper BB), tightening it too much (and really much at all) put a lot of preload...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 03:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,641
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: 535
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: 928
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: 38
Views: 1,486
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: 38
Views: 1,486
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: 426
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...
04-07-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 426
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Have you taken the old one out and measured so...

Have you taken the old one out and measured so you know for sure exactly what you need?

I just had to order one (a BB-UN300) for a 1998 Klein Pulse (edit: oops got my bikes mixed up,...
04-07-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 426
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I don't see why not, BB-UN26 and BB-UN55 are...

I don't see why not, BB-UN26 and BB-UN55 are replaced by the BB-UN300, so if you've got a 73mm shell and 113mm axle and a Shimano square taper, that's what you're looking for.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,398
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

If a motorist cannot safely pass a slower moving...

If a motorist cannot safely pass a slower moving vehicle safely, they should not be licensed to drive. Motorists are not entitled to go as fast as they want.

Take up as much road as you need to be...
04-07-21, 02:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Like this? Yeah, that was all my fault, I think...

Like this? Yeah, that was all my fault, I think it was our second time out. I wasn't going very fast, it tipped because she was leaning out too far, I hadn't shortened the internal tether that...
04-06-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I don't think you'll have any issues. Just do not...

I don't think you'll have any issues. Just do not exceed 25kph (and normally try to stay under 20kph), go very slow on descents, and turn slowly.
04-06-21, 03:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 426
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

BB-UN300 is the bottom bracket I suspect you're...

BB-UN300 is the bottom bracket I suspect you're after.
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Seems high. Where (in the world) are you? Market...

Seems high. Where (in the world) are you? Market is important.
04-05-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,830
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

That's a false equivalence, but I think you...

That's a false equivalence, but I think you probably know that. You aren't arguing in good faith.

Apparently you come from a culture of car dominance (and driver privilege and entitlement), and...
04-05-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,830
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

BECAUSE, as the licensed driver of a motor...

BECAUSE, as the licensed driver of a motor vehicle, the responsibility is on the driver to operate that vehicle safely. It is the driver's responsibility because a car operated unsafely is extremely...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,075
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I think WD-40 is a great product to clean off...

I think WD-40 is a great product to clean off grease and tar as it dissolves it quite nicely. Smells nice too.

But it will leave a bit of residue, which isn't a big problem if you wipe everything...
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