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Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-15, 10:36 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 11,122
Posted By Nerull

I don't suppose you're a surgeon, but chance?...

I don't suppose you're a surgeon, but chance? You've got the messiah complex for it.

You jump in a thread, declare that everyone is being TOO MEAN and they should be able to handle disagreements...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-15, 12:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,519
Posted By Nerull

Do you even read your own posts? They're one long...

Do you even read your own posts? They're one long whine. "Waaaah! Random people I encounter don't ride just like I do! The nerve! Sometimes they're don't even realize how important I am, and check...
11-01-15, 04:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,131
Posted By Nerull

Did you really post to tell the OP, who notes he...

Did you really post to tell the OP, who notes he is using stock pads, to use stock pads? I know the urge to post a smug condescending reply about the fancy stuff other people use is strong, but you...
01-15-15, 10:35 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 16,376
Posted By Nerull

Oh my god I think I recognize some of the tools...

Oh my god I think I recognize some of the tools in that shop. Please, please tell me this is all a big joke and no one at Freewheel/Bike Right/whatever its called these days is stupid enough to let...
01-15-15, 10:28 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 16,376
Posted By Nerull

I notice your a fellow Madison resident. Perhaps...

I notice your a fellow Madison resident. Perhaps you heard of this story from a few months back: Bicyclist in critical condition after crash possibly caused by broken fork, police say : Madisondotcom...
07-27-14, 06:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,303
Posted By Nerull

Every GC winner in the last several years (Well,...

Every GC winner in the last several years (Well, not if you count Schleck...) has placed very well in the ITT, most considerably better than Nibali. Contador won ITTs outright, beating riders like...
07-23-14, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,296
Posted By Nerull

Presumably he would prefer that everyone wait for...

Presumably he would prefer that everyone wait for him, so we can have the usual TDF where everyone spends the entire race marking each other and the winner is decided by the ITT.
07-14-14, 02:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,109
Posted By Nerull

The usual reason for running carbon forks - even...

The usual reason for running carbon forks - even on alloy bikes - is that their characteristics are exactly the opposite. Alloy forks are very unforgiving, while carbon absorbs road vibration and...
07-11-14, 10:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,002
Posted By Nerull

Almost none of which happened on the stages...

Almost none of which happened on the stages people are complaining about.

To make a "safe" tour, we've determined we need to remove cobbles, pavement, mountains, flats, and sprints.
07-09-14, 08:33 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,490
Posted By Nerull

Tread on rain tires prevents hydroplaning, bikes...

Tread on rain tires prevents hydroplaning, bikes don't hydroplane. Tread does not improve grip. Racing rain tires are also made of softer rubber, which makes them run hot even when wet - which does...
07-09-14, 05:48 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,490
Posted By Nerull

Climbing mountains is pretty hard, maybe we...

Climbing mountains is pretty hard, maybe we should take those out to make it more fair.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,404
Posted By Nerull

In electronics you can find a lot of ebay special...

In electronics you can find a lot of ebay special knockoffs from china. They look the same as what they copy, they function the same as what they copy. 99% of the time, the difference is pretty...
02-22-14, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 25,731
Posted By Nerull

By making the new design in such a way that it's...

By making the new design in such a way that it's compatible with most existing equipment?
02-09-14, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By Nerull

While I've never seen that particular one, every...

While I've never seen that particular one, every adjustable cup has some sort of tool interface. For installation, you have to tighten the adjustable cup to where it needs to be, then hold it in...
01-11-14, 04:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,287
Posted By Nerull

The proper torque for a IGH is quite a lot, and...

The proper torque for a IGH is quite a lot, and you yourself declared that you don't tighten wheel nuts very hard. "I don't torque the rear nuts a lot either". It is not hard to conclude that you are...
01-10-14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,938
Posted By Nerull

Because a true wheel and a perfectly evenly...

Because a true wheel and a perfectly evenly tensioned wheel are not always the same thing.
01-01-14, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,493
Posted By Nerull

Just don't keep lye in the measuring cup - it...

Just don't keep lye in the measuring cup - it dissolves glass, given enough time. Pyrex-branded kitchenware is also not generally made of pyrex glass anymore (1998 on), and can shatter from thermal...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-13, 06:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,327
Posted By Nerull

How many IMs have you finished and what were your...

How many IMs have you finished and what were your times?

The guys not a pro, he can ride whatever he likes. He's probably faster than you.
12-13-13, 09:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,088
Posted By Nerull

Yes, it will. Sodium hydroxide causes rapid...

Yes, it will. Sodium hydroxide causes rapid chemical burns and nearly instant permanent blindness if it gets in the eyes.

It's sometimes used to dissolve road kill by disposal companies. It turns...
12-13-13, 09:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,088
Posted By Nerull

The main ingredient in easy off is sodium...

The main ingredient in easy off is sodium hydroxide - caustic soda - and a base. Baking soda won't do anything.
11-10-13, 02:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,751
Posted By Nerull

I would suggest that the 100-year-old spoon brake...

I would suggest that the 100-year-old spoon brake has fewer inherent flaws than your idea. You want to shift the war from a rarely replaced part to a frequently replaced part and increasing the...
10-29-13, 04:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,281
Posted By Nerull

If you look at fatigue numbers, alloy is a...

If you look at fatigue numbers, alloy is a complete deathtrap. It will fail from essentially any level of fatigue, often suddenly, 100% of the time, eventually. But it's not really that big of an...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-13, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 996
Posted By Nerull

A chain shouldn't break from being too narrow. My...

A chain shouldn't break from being too narrow. My guess, given the replacement was a shimano, is it had something to do with joining the chain. Was a pin reused? That's a no-no. Was a new pin...
10-09-13, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,589
Posted By Nerull

You haven't mixed decimal and fractional 26" rim...

You haven't mixed decimal and fractional 26" rim sizes have you? They're slightly different. What size does your tire say?
Replies: 88
Views: 13,421
Posted By Nerull

I've seen many thousands of dollars of medical...

I've seen many thousands of dollars of medical equipment components vanish into customs for weeks, shutting down production until they finally show up. And that's through fedex freight, not regular...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-13, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 93,669
Posted By Nerull

Most cells are produced by division, but neurons...

Most cells are produced by division, but neurons don't divide. Instead they're formed from stem cells, and this mostly stops once we reach adulthood.

Being able to produce more cells of a given...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-13, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 93,669
Posted By Nerull

Low bitrate mp3s do suck, but they're also...

Low bitrate mp3s do suck, but they're also getting pretty hard to find. If you buy music from itunes, amazon, google, etc. it will come as high bitrate, and even pirates consider uploading a low...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-13, 04:19 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,487
Posted By Nerull

Every hobby I've ever been involved in has a...

Every hobby I've ever been involved in has a sticker shock factor, and every one has people who imagine theirs is the only hobby with this problem. Some of them involve people spending more money in...
09-15-13, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,640
Posted By Nerull

This sounds exactly like what happens when a...

This sounds exactly like what happens when a pedal is insufficiently tightened. Since you installed the pedals, no one is going to cover it.

Helicoil is your cheapest option.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-13, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 93,669
Posted By Nerull

Sloop rigged sailboats (And the rigid winged cats...

Sloop rigged sailboats (And the rigid winged cats are really just a very advanced evolution of the sloop design) don't sail by being blown downwind like a parachute in the wind. The sail takes an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-13, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 93,669
Posted By Nerull

It's really amazing how far sailboat tech has...

It's really amazing how far sailboat tech has advanced. As a sailor, the speed these things reach is incomprehensible. I've never gone that fast on a power boat. 10 knots is fast for most of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-13, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 93,669
Posted By Nerull

The oldest english defintion of 'sport' is...

The oldest english defintion of 'sport' is 'anything people do for entertainment', dating from the 1300s, and is pretty broad. It has narrowed a bit since then, but the idea that it must include a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-13, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Nerull

The real ones are made by bioracer, a european...

The real ones are made by bioracer, a european company who sells in europe. You're not going to find a lot of them in the US.

The most legit place to get them is here:...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-13, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Nerull

"Wiggle Ltd. 3 Optima, Northarbour Spur...

"Wiggle Ltd. 3 Optima, Northarbour Spur Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3TU, United Kingdom"
09-01-13, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,856
Posted By Nerull

Solder doesn't need a rough surface to stick to,...

Solder doesn't need a rough surface to stick to, it needs a compatible metal to form a chemical bond. Flux removes surface oxidation and protects the solder and metal from oxidation during heating.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-13, 12:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,871
Posted By Nerull

They already did. ...

They already did.

http://www.universalcycles.com/images/products/large/62950.jpg
08-24-13, 09:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,294
Posted By Nerull

As I'm sure Contador was just demonstrating his...

As I'm sure Contador was just demonstrating his disregard for the Tour de France when he did terribly after dominating the Giro a few years back. Putting everything into a single race can't possibly...
08-18-13, 01:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,698
Posted By Nerull

I must have missed the bit where it failed at the...

I must have missed the bit where it failed at the spindle.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,365
Posted By Nerull

If only reality worked that way. Ever...

If only reality worked that way.

Ever compared a set of rulers, the simplest analog measuring device of all?
08-12-13, 11:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,304
Posted By Nerull

You would have to try pretty hard for this to be...

You would have to try pretty hard for this to be more wrong than it is.

Many grades of stainless can and will rust in the right conditions, especially if they skip passivation. That's why they...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-13, 06:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,238
Posted By Nerull

Lethal lightning strikes were once far more...

Lethal lightning strikes were once far more common. They have gone way down not because the lightning has changed, but because people are more likely to take shelter or have shelter available. Riding...
08-09-13, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By Nerull

I believe you are supposed to use a rubber mallet...

I believe you are supposed to use a rubber mallet to seat the crank in the bearings. It's a very snug fit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=RB1wcwlmsRc&t=223
08-06-13, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,010
Posted By Nerull

SRAM FDs are no longer pure parallelograms but...

SRAM FDs are no longer pure parallelograms but instead rotate slightly in the yaw direction to improve chainline and remove the need for trim. So yes, yaw.
08-02-13, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,833
Posted By Nerull

Certainly not right, but how that could happen I...

Certainly not right, but how that could happen I have no idea. It sounds like the freewheel isn't engaging, but why would it work in the smallest cog?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-13, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,113
Posted By Nerull

The issue with ISIS is the reduced bearing size,...

The issue with ISIS is the reduced bearing size, as this is part of the ISIS standard there is nothing a manufacturer can do about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-13, 01:35 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,586
Posted By Nerull

I think this is one of the best summaries of the...

I think this is one of the best summaries of the poster in question I've ever seen. Aside from the old quite about "Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing."
07-28-13, 02:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,314
Posted By Nerull

You're trying to feed the cable through the wrong...

You're trying to feed the cable through the wrong way.

Most universal brake cables come with two ends. One is a short, round cylinder stuck sideways on the cable. That's a mountain end, and not...
07-28-13, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,314
Posted By Nerull

You do not cut the cable for aero levers, you cut...

You do not cut the cable for aero levers, you cut the housing. Cross levers work by increasing the effective housing length. The housing runs from the aero ever to the cross lever, and another piece...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-13, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4,630
Views: 138,139
Posted By Nerull

I tend to feel it's somewhat immoral to...

I tend to feel it's somewhat immoral to intentionally defraud people and take advantage of them, which is what the sellers of these products are doing.

The reason audiophiles have such a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-13, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4,630
Views: 138,139
Posted By Nerull

I just always found it odd that people who obsess...

I just always found it odd that people who obsess over (But can't hear if you test them) a loss of quality in digital audio are often obsessed with vinyl, which starts out fairly poorly and loses...
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