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01-18-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,560
Posted By wle

==well.. sure the *shifts* might be faster but...

==well.. sure
the *shifts* might be faster but usually, that doesn;t make the *bike* any faster.

the OP is clearly not going to be racing anyway, he is just asking for disadvantages, i say there...
01-18-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,560
Posted By wle

they are fine. If you are REALLY racing, maybe...

they are fine.
If you are REALLY racing, maybe 5% of your shifts would be speeded up with STI.
But they are reliable, cheap, easy to maintain, durable, period correct up to about 2002.
Win win...
01-18-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,560
Posted By wle

no

No,
01-04-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,393
Posted By wle

also it can fall into the rear spokes and mess up...

also it can fall into the rear spokes and mess up a LOT of stuff

cogs
chain
spokes
derailleur hanger
derailleur
even the frame can be bent
01-04-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,043
Posted By wle

unless you know of a problem with your patching...

unless you know of a problem with your patching technique - they should be better than new

(now one place is 2 layers deep )
01-04-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,463
Posted By wle

27" amazon

amazon will have tons of them
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,077
Posted By wle

Spd!

on all road bikes--because

A. i am not racing
B. walking in the shoes is paramount

mt bikes - i ride so infrequently that they have flat pedals

wle
10-05-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,729
Posted By wle

zefal cannondale lezyne pedro's

zefal
cannondale
lezyne
pedro's
09-21-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,348
Posted By wle

i just wait til they are 20 years old, then...

i just wait til they are 20 years old, then titanium + dura ace is like $500
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,965
Posted By wle

cooler weather is faster! resting a day or 2...

cooler weather is faster!

resting a day or 2 makes you faster

coffee

having to go potty
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,570
Posted By wle

if it is under 21 lbs, that is light enough ...

if it is under 21 lbs, that is light enough

ie, any road bike above entry level
08-22-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By wle

where is the serial number/model web site?? ...

where is the serial number/model web site??

i am also getting an unknown model and year litespeed soon

wle
07-27-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,976
Posted By wle

get out of the door zone, period. you cannot...

get out of the door zone, period.
you cannot see into parked cars, you cannot ride within 3 feet of them at all ever.
07-27-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,804
Posted By wle

I would ride it for a week or so as is. Look...

I would ride it for a week or so as is.

Look for obvious problems.
Adjust if necessary.

IF that passes, then get a period front brake from ebay.
Fix any other wear related problems.
Possibly...
06-29-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,412
Posted By wle

so how does it go around corners without a...

so how does it go around corners without a differential?
06-15-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,131
Posted By wle

what is "F&F"?

what is "F&F"?
06-15-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 17,684
Posted By wle

Easy one: anything with jesus, a fish, or...

Easy one: anything with jesus, a fish, or anything religious
THE WORST

and school buses
06-15-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,191
Posted By wle

sure it would be 'good' just not that good...

sure it would be 'good'

just not that good if you do not have the money or space for it, or the need (ie you never have rides that you "have to go on")

wle
06-15-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,903
Posted By wle

my main road bike is al everything including the...

my main road bike is al everything including the fork
GT

i guess it is stiff, i don;t really know

i have 3 other al bikes with either carbon or al forks, they all seem great to me
either...
06-01-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,960
Posted By wle

allegedly, with presta, the escaping air is not...

allegedly, with presta, the escaping air is not from the tire, it is just the air in the pump hose (when using a pump with a gauge)
05-18-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,397
Posted By wle

oh geez, after 70,000 miles of home mechanic,...

oh geez, after 70,000 miles of home mechanic, i've got all kinds of kludges and mistakes on my main bike, a 1999 GT aluminum

i need to make a disclaimer note in the BB - "I LEARNED BETTER LATER!"
04-27-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,005
Posted By wle

you might find prices up. since the lockdowns,...

you might find prices up.
since the lockdowns, i have been able to sell a few things on CL.
not bikes, but still they sold fast for what i was asking.

so that might dissuade you somewhat.

wle
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 22,705
Posted By wle

what? where and where?

what?
where and where?
04-21-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 10,804
Posted By wle

none of the original post makes sense. if there...

none of the original post makes sense.
if there are bargains, why should
i just can;t go on

responding to nonsense
i can't

(opening craigslist to look for cheap bikes, now i am inspired...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 22,705
Posted By wle

no way tubulars! for what? to go .2 mph...

no way tubulars!
for what?
to go .2 mph faster?
why>?
so you can get home 25 seconds sooner?
what are you going to do with the extra time?
you will certainly waste 100 times as much, ********...
04-20-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 10,804
Posted By wle

oh well i think it is called 'the free market' ...

oh well
i think it is called 'the free market'
wle
04-03-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By wle

Hollowtech II - keep riding after wearing out?

I have a road bike with Hollowtech II. After 3500 miles, I have worn out the bearings. There is play, creaking, noise. This is the 2nd set. My question is, what happens if I just keep using the same...
03-30-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,614
Posted By wle

just smile like an idiot, and wave, saying "hey...

just smile like an idiot, and wave, saying "hey bob! see you at the lodge friday!!"

wle
03-30-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,678
Posted By wle

i just ride you are permitted to go out to get...

i just ride
you are permitted to go out to get food

you can always say that was where you were going

sometimes that is even true

there is a lot less traffic ! (atlanta)

wle
03-23-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,080
Posted By wle

C&v

what is "C&V"?
03-09-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 17,417
Posted By wle

I would think riding solo is pretty safe. Plus...

I would think riding solo is pretty safe.
Plus being fit helps your immune system.
Group rides might be questionable if there is a lot of snot-rocketing from riders EW!

wle
01-06-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,503
Posted By wle

i would not try 'restoring bikes' as a way to...

i would not try 'restoring bikes' as a way to make money

decide what you want and 'restore' that

i personally don;t care about restoring, just having a decent bike

so i tend to like 2000 era...
12-30-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,316
Posted By wle

i may have used a chain or spoke tool 5 times in...

i may have used a chain or spoke tool 5 times in 80000 miles
hex wrench maybe 2 = 3 times a year

pliers never, crescent wrench never, scissors from keychain maybe 1 time a year
yes it is mostly...
12-30-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,366
Posted By wle

34 in front [because i got a cheap but good...

34 in front [because i got a cheap but good compact crank setup ]

28 in back [because it is the biggest you can run on a regular road rear derailleur ]

usually it is enough for atlanta
...
12-23-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,261
Posted By wle

if it is the same bike i rode yesterday, just...

if it is the same bike i rode yesterday, just tire air maybe, (though i might wait til i start pedaling and see if things feel ok)
brakes
wheel quick releases

just stuff that could easily come...
11-18-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,540
Posted By wle

yes between ebay, amazon, google and craigslist,...

yes between ebay, amazon, google and craigslist, the search stuff should be STANDARDIZED!!!

it;s a crime

wle
11-18-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,540
Posted By wle

yes craigslist "|" still means OR

yes craigslist "|" still means OR
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,408
Posted By wle

I also doubt the 'trickle down'. Ultegra has...

I also doubt the 'trickle down'. Ultegra has never looked like D-A, no matter how long you wait.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,771
Posted By wle

neither one - helmet mirror - wle

neither one - helmet mirror -
wle
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 22,053
Posted By wle

ha ha ha ha ha

ha ha ha ha ha
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 22,053
Posted By wle

it;s better to look fast, than to be fast.. ...

it;s better to look fast, than to be fast..

wle
07-22-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,974
Posted By wle

AND you don't have to back and pick up something...

AND you don't have to back and pick up something in your car (an old dirty worn out bike)

wle
07-22-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,974
Posted By wle

also - "listing for sale" is not the same as...

also - "listing for sale" is not the same as "selling the bike"

wle
07-22-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,974
Posted By wle

i've bought a lot of cannondale and japanese...

i've bought a lot of cannondale and japanese schwinns for $20 and later sold without too much work for $175 or so
does that count?

they all seemed to be 56cm
wle
06-24-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,683
Posted By wle

just use it, usually it;s fine

just use it, usually it;s fine
06-24-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,952
Posted By wle

cup/cone wheel bearings, disassembly(all the...

cup/cone wheel bearings, disassembly(all the grease and dirt), cone adjustment (fussiness)
06-24-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,343
Posted By wle

you've got to reboot windows and update your...

you've got to reboot windows and update your drivers
06-24-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,713
Posted By wle

unpainted purple blue white it depends.

unpainted
purple
blue
white
it depends.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,552
Posted By wle

w i n d

finally - someone said the obvious - WIND
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