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10-25-12, 08:17 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 8,137
Posted By ftp1020

I'm not terribly surprised; just the optics...

I'm not terribly surprised; just the optics ("...and won it seven times!") of Mr. Alleged Clean somehow defeating the dirty doping Ullrichs, Bassos, and all other comers was just not credible. And...
09-10-12, 09:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,313
Posted By ftp1020

I was on a MUP yesterday. It climbs an...

I was on a MUP yesterday. It climbs an escarpment about 100m and takes 8km to do it. It's tree-lined on both sides, and I can see smoke in the trees up ahead; sometimes kids have bush parties in...
03-01-12, 10:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,787
Posted By ftp1020

I'm the one who said it in the other thread. ...

I'm the one who said it in the other thread. Maybe I didn't write it exactly right as I agree that many don't understand the meaning. I still do say it, though, simply for them to hear my voice and...
02-29-12, 11:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,174
Posted By ftp1020

My lesson was hitting a twelve (or so) year old. ...

My lesson was hitting a twelve (or so) year old. I called out "on yer left" at 15m and again at 5m. He turned sharply left about the time my front wheel was just passing his rear wheel. I don't...
02-12-12, 07:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,055
Posted By ftp1020

For white cork tape, try that lemon furniture...

For white cork tape, try that lemon furniture polish (like Pledge). Put enough on to build up a bit, and wipe *all* of it off. Rub the darker areas more intensely and it really does come off to...
02-10-12, 12:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,313
Posted By ftp1020

Two years ago, I replaced the trusty 20 year old...

Two years ago, I replaced the trusty 20 year old Nishiki with a 105/FSA-equipped KHS carbon/alu road bike. It cost $1200, which was in my "somewhat over $1000". I'd posted a which-bike-to-purchase...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-12, 09:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,404
Posted By ftp1020

B-b-b-but black socks would clash with my...

B-b-b-but black socks would clash with my white(ish) sneakers!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-11, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 271,744
Posted By ftp1020

I do believe that in the attached pic, the white...

I do believe that in the attached pic, the white building above my uppermost white bar tape is the same one seen behind the nose of your saddle in *your* pic, posted June 30. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-11, 09:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,385
Posted By ftp1020

+1 I have 28mm Gatorskins on my old bike and...

+1

I have 28mm Gatorskins on my old bike and 23mm GP4000s tires on my new bike, and the GP4000s is softer and smoother.
As for wear, here's a pic of the wear indicators on the GP4000s' after...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-11, 10:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,037
Posted By ftp1020

You'll have to ask his wife, or maybe his...

You'll have to ask his wife, or maybe his girlfriend. Or maybe the new girlfriend with the watch company.
I can never remember which story was the final, official one.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-11, 07:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 952
Posted By ftp1020

I did that to a Gatorskin on a very hot day; the...

I did that to a Gatorskin on a very hot day; the tire was probably somewhat under-inflated and coming off a curb pinch-flatted it.
I, too, was blown away by the switch to GP4000s - much better ride,...
04-09-11, 08:32 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,003
Posted By ftp1020

Bullets and carbon fibre don't mix. My vote is...

Bullets and carbon fibre don't mix. My vote is for poison, lovely *permanenent* poison. Potassium chloride if you want to be nice about it, colchicine if not.
03-29-11, 09:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,120
Posted By ftp1020

Buy two from Ribble for ~$35ea + $8 delivery ($78...

Buy two from Ribble for ~$35ea + $8 delivery ($78 for two):

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-track-bike/Road-Triathlon-Track-Folding-Tyres-Continental-GP4000S-Folding-Tyre/CONTTYRF321

Out...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-11, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,182
Posted By ftp1020

It must be a common problem with these...

It must be a common problem with these (expensive!) seats as Ribble is trying to unload a pre-discoloured one:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-10, 09:17 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,148
Posted By ftp1020

You're gonna get a wide variety of answers here. ...

You're gonna get a wide variety of answers here.

Mine is that I don't stop for much more than 30-60 seconds, maybe once per hour. On Saturday, I did a 4.5hr ride and didn't stop for much longer...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-10, 11:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 915
Posted By ftp1020

I went with arm warmers for those "in between"...

I went with arm warmers for those "in between" days that start off cool but warm up before the ride is over. If it's decidedly cool & cloudy, I have a light jacket.

I order online from Ribble in...
10-01-10, 01:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,281
Posted By ftp1020

I did ... someone posted some mild humour, and he...

I did ... someone posted some mild humour, and he saw it as political and whined until it got moved to P&R.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-10, 06:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,052
Posted By ftp1020

There isn't a cliff within a hundred miles of...

There isn't a cliff within a hundred miles of heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-10, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By ftp1020

Looks nice! I'd like a second bike myself (for...

Looks nice! I'd like a second bike myself (for all the reasons you stated), but I can't see myself on a cruiser or plush ride since I've been riding on drop bars for almost 40 years.

I've been...
08-31-10, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,003
Posted By ftp1020

Whereabouts did you climb it, jdon? Because of...

Whereabouts did you climb it, jdon? Because of where I live, pretty much every ride I do begins with an escarpment climb. Some are really long, others really short and steep. Hint: Oskee Wee...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-10, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By ftp1020

It might also be the bottle cage bolts being...

It might also be the bottle cage bolts being loose. On my bike it seemed like it was the bottom bracket, but was instead the lower of the bolts on the cage attached to the seat tube. And it only...
08-28-10, 03:00 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,914
Posted By ftp1020

If your front wheel hits something big enough to...

If your front wheel hits something big enough to stop it (a curb will suffice), you may be suddenly ejected straight over the handlebars, head first until/if you get your arms up. The front wheel...
08-20-10, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By ftp1020

Experience tells me that even that is unlikely to...

Experience tells me that even that is unlikely to cause even a single person to drive any differently whatsoever.

Just this year, I'm seeing way more "incidents" involving car drivers. Today's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-10, 03:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,890
Posted By ftp1020

That's how a normal person would think, so not...

That's how a normal person would think, so not likely. ;-) My worry was the kid might respond by blowing through a stop sign and getting killed....

One interesting aspect about riding bikes is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-10, 02:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,890
Posted By ftp1020

Last year, a friend of mine and I were on a very...

Last year, a friend of mine and I were on a very casual ride in a residential area. While chatting and riding side-by-side, I noticed another bike ahead of us. I noticed the thick legs (I always...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-10, 10:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,701
Posted By ftp1020

Really nice-looking bike! The Antares blue...

Really nice-looking bike! The Antares blue matches the frame blue perfectly.

Do yourself a favour and swap out the Kenda Kontender tires for Continental GP4000S ones. I got a new bike with those...
08-16-10, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,036
Posted By ftp1020

While waiting for my GP4000S to arrive from...

While waiting for my GP4000S to arrive from Ribble, I took one of the 28mm Continental Gatorskins off my older steel bike and put it on a Mavic CXP22 rim. It fit the rim just fine, but the clearance...
08-04-10, 10:13 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 9,380
Posted By ftp1020

Excellent points, and I did forget about DZ &...

Excellent points, and I did forget about DZ & Bottle. Landis and Andreu, meh, they've got well-publicized anti-Lance axes to grind, and Hamilton's got no more credibility than Landis. One of the...
08-04-10, 08:56 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 9,380
Posted By ftp1020

This unnamed rider would have to be American...

This unnamed rider would have to be American (else why bother even talking to American officials?), and the only US Postal one that comes to mind is ... Hincapie. I sure hope not.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-10, 08:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,679
Posted By ftp1020

What you're probably looking for is a skinsuit. ...

What you're probably looking for is a skinsuit. You'll look like a comic book superhero, though....
07-11-10, 10:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,399
Posted By ftp1020

Sorry, but I can't help but to offer related...

Sorry, but I can't help but to offer related advice: once the hill is over, ZIP BACK UP. I saw the bee about 3 ft out @35km/hr, and thunk into my chest an eyeblink later. It dropped down into the...
07-09-10, 09:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,494
Posted By ftp1020

Only one true cycling name in the peloton: Ryder

Only one true cycling name in the peloton: Ryder
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-10, 03:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,717
Posted By ftp1020

Thief, THIEF! Tyler Farrar - you come back with...

Thief, THIEF! Tyler Farrar - you come back with my biiiiiiike!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-10, 06:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 762
Posted By ftp1020

Approaching a T-intersection on a lightly-used...

Approaching a T-intersection on a lightly-used country road, I move to the centre of the lane to turn left (so I don't swing across both lanes when executing my left turn). I put my left arm out,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-10, 08:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,107
Posted By ftp1020

Anyone who's ever been subject to Eurosport's...

Anyone who's ever been subject to Eurosport's mind-numbing monotone (AKA Sean Kelly) will go running back to Phil & Paul in a heartbeat. Contador might be burying Lance on the Tourmalet, but that...
06-14-10, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 537
Posted By ftp1020

I tend to like the rolling countryside nearby,...

I tend to like the rolling countryside nearby, but there are long pan-flat routes available to me as well.

I live downtown in a city of about half a million people. The most prominent feature of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-10, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By ftp1020

Bump - I'm also interested as something very...

Bump - I'm also interested as something very similar happened to me. I finally got the seat dialed in so that my lower back wasn't complaining on climbs. But that left the seat-to-handlebar drop...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-10, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By ftp1020

I wouldn't do *any* business with *any* online...

I wouldn't do *any* business with *any* online bike store from Indonesia:

http://www.bikeradar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12682474
05-24-10, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By ftp1020

Just in time for this week's heat wave. Unlike...

Just in time for this week's heat wave. Unlike March and April, May was so-so for cycling in southern Ontario so you didn't miss much.

(says the guy who's about 6 weeks ahead of schedule compared...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 09:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,172
Posted By ftp1020

I've ordered 3 times from Ribble in the last 3...

I've ordered 3 times from Ribble in the last 3 months; a mix of clothing and bike parts. The first one was in a largish box and got dinged for PST & GST. The second was smaller, but still a box and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-10, 09:15 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,437
Posted By ftp1020

What do you call the ones in jeans/tank...

What do you call the ones in jeans/tank top/bandannas on MTN bikes/fixies who actually are every bit as slow as they look?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-10, 09:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,943
Posted By ftp1020

147265 Tight enough that I feel branded...

147265

Tight enough that I feel branded...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-10, 09:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,943
Posted By ftp1020

I saw those and wondered what made them...

I saw those and wondered what made them better/different than the Tech Blend Silverlines, which, according to Giordana's confusing catalog is also part of the "Performance" line. Like the post above...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-10, 06:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,943
Posted By ftp1020

Provided you want size XXXXXXXXXXXXL ... Ribble's...

Provided you want size XXXXXXXXXXXXL ... Ribble's been low on Giordana stock for a while now.
04-19-10, 09:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,673
Posted By ftp1020

I was on an MUP recently and came up behind a...

I was on an MUP recently and came up behind a couple with a dog. At the exact wrong moment, of course, the dog darts directly into my line - but it wasn't the wrong moment after all because I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-10, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By ftp1020

Sugoi ...

Sugoi

http://custom.sugoi.com/usa/eng/Products/Custom/Landing
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-10, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By ftp1020

3 weeks for Ribble, dinged for PST & GST on both...

3 weeks for Ribble, dinged for PST & GST on both orders so far. The good part is that Revenue Canada assumed the stated value as CAD$ (and not UK pounds, which it was), and assessed the tax on that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-10, 05:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,431
Posted By ftp1020

"passive-aggressive" Infuriating people to...

"passive-aggressive"

Infuriating people to deal with, I tells ya.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-10, 02:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,377
Posted By ftp1020

Just hope your order already left Britain because...

Just hope your order already left Britain because the Iceland ash cloud is having a say on when (or if...) you get your new tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-10, 02:55 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,800
Posted By ftp1020

Business revenue paid for by plastic is always...

Business revenue paid for by plastic is always taxable and leaves a precise audit trail; cash ... not so much because it doesn't always have to be officially recorded *anywhere*, except in the paper...
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