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07-14-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Cops should not be enforcing traffic law,...

Cops should not be enforcing traffic law, straight up. They do it discriminately, if at all, almost always at the expense of poor and brown people. It's clear cops cannot be trusted to do this.
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07-04-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Duct tape would work too, but it's pretty naff,...

Duct tape would work too, but it's pretty naff, cheap and nasty.

And disappointing. But probably should have noticed this before buying.
07-01-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 670
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Gold bar tape all day long. Black saddle. ...

Gold bar tape all day long.

Black saddle.
... and tanwall (skinwall) tyres. Vittoria Corsas would look great here.
07-01-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 541
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Inspect the chain, each link. "Once upon a...

Inspect the chain, each link.

"Once upon a time", I had an instance where the chain fell off the front small ring while climbing in the biggest gear of the cassette. It didn't happen otherwise. I...
06-30-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,123
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Rear derailleur cable housing looks perfect. ...

Rear derailleur cable housing looks perfect.
Rear brake cable looks a little too long.
I like the beefier black quick releases, w/the modern hub.

I've gotten in the practice of aligning the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,691
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Do not ******g alter that frame in any way, it is...

Do not ******g alter that frame in any way, it is beautiful!

I 100% agree on getting a silver or Ti seatpost to match the stem or components.

Keep that quill stem, it's hot.

You made a...
06-28-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,123
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Bottle cages, I prefer classic chrome, to match...

Bottle cages, I prefer classic chrome, to match the components.
Bottles, those De Rosa ones are sweet. (I normally go with inexpensive and white.)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,744
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Well spotted! Small world indeed. Quite a change...

Well spotted! Small world indeed. Quite a change I imagine, to where you are now.

I'm in Donnycarney (D5), my usual route takes me up and around Howth, through Portmarnock and Malahide, Swords,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,744
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Same story here, in a sea of cookie-cutter carbon...

Same story here, in a sea of cookie-cutter carbon fibre bikes, titanium always turns heads.
...
06-23-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,721
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

There is some badass bikes in this thread. Loving...

There is some badass bikes in this thread. Loving it.
06-22-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Wow, I'm impressed. Yep, you've broken the...

Wow, I'm impressed. Yep, you've broken the crankset. Nice work!

Replacing the bottom bracket cups only makes sense in this case, since you're in there, they aren't expensive.
06-22-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,823
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Pump. I'm not in so much of a hurry. With...

Pump. I'm not in so much of a hurry.

With CO2, what happens when you have to re-inflate if the tyre may not seat properly, or you get another flat? How many cartridges would I need to carry? Two,...
06-21-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,069
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Is there some cult Gunnar following of which I'm...

Is there some cult Gunnar following of which I'm not aware?

It's not a pretty bike. The head tube is too long, the frame isn't special, and the whole package screams "boring".

It might be a...
06-21-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,141
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Well, you won't enjoy riding it for too long, for...

Well, you won't enjoy riding it for too long, for starters. You can wear clothes that don't fit, but they won't feel good.

When you go to sell it on, the market will be quite small and it will be...
06-20-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

... and if it's not a torx head bolt, you can use...

... and if it's not a torx head bolt, you can use a torx bit, bashed in with a hammer, to bite onto a stripped-out allen head bolt.
06-20-20, 04:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,315
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Spin.

Spin.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,589
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

A friend just bought a secondhand Giant Defy 2...

A friend just bought a secondhand Giant Defy 2 from his brother for your budget.

I think your best bet is to find someone local selling a bike, around 3-5yrs old, aluminum, nothing fancy... and...
06-18-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,377
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

As always with Advocacy & Safety threads......

As always with Advocacy & Safety threads... <sigh>

Without regard to: victim-blaming the cyclist for riding here, or there, in the lane; or whatever they were or were not wearing; or if they were...
06-18-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,123
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Aha, I understand now! So if the braze-on...

Aha, I understand now!

So if the braze-on were like a more modern one, where there was a slit lengthways in it, you could install the cable through the bellows and then into the cable housing....
06-18-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Does this article shed any light?...

Does this article shed any light? https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/workshop/workshop-how-to-fit-sealed-cables/

It might be a bit of overkill and unnecessary; sometimes those sorts of little rubber...
06-16-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 722
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I have a San Marco Rolls on an old Bianchi,...

I have a San Marco Rolls on an old Bianchi, surprisingly comfortable.
Replies: 34
Views: 1,100
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

/ As they see fit. It's a matter of personal...

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As they see fit. It's a matter of personal taste, really. (That's why I mentioned it in passing.)

Different bar tape, saddle, tyres, bottle cages. Whatever.
Replies: 34
Views: 1,100
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Well, it's super-clean, has the right tyres, but...

Well, it's super-clean, has the right tyres, but could be improved as the new owner chooses. Its' a smokin' bike as far as I'm concerned.
06-14-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 808
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

If more than just a cursory lesson in biology,...

If more than just a cursory lesson in biology, chemistry, physics, and calculus, were imparted on the masses, the world would be a much better place.
Replies: 34
Views: 1,100
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Overall... If I was looking to buy, I'd consider...

Overall... If I was looking to buy, I'd consider listing at 1100eur, but willing to take less, 900-1000eur. De Rosa has a value.

Of course, the local market, "cash in hand", and the desire to...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,100
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

2nd pic has no cables? <edit: neither does...

2nd pic has no cables?

<edit: neither does the 1st...or 3rd? Flat tyre too?>
06-14-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,456
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

This may be the umpteenth time "Jim from Boston"...

This may be the umpteenth time "Jim from Boston" has heard this, but I don't care. I have to say it, this comes up in every post to which you contribute.

You're going to be put on the "ignore"...
06-14-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Would you not first try throwing a washer on the...

Would you not first try throwing a washer on the bolt and seeing if it doesn't tighten up? Just give it a bit more "margin of error" at the end... could save you a lot of hassle.

... and don't...
06-12-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,761
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

It's a great point: bang-for-the-buck,...

It's a great point: bang-for-the-buck, durability, usability, it's hard to beat Al. I have two, an old 26" mtb, and a 2000 Bianchi road bike. They're easy to live with, and ideal for the vast...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 778
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I use Bontrager Classiques (laces), and I love...

I use Bontrager Classiques (laces), and I love them. Never had any problem with the laces coming undone. If you lace properly, using a loop to lock them down - look up "heel lock", runners use this...
06-07-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,162
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I suspect the idea of what is "left of center" is...

I suspect the idea of what is "left of center" is quite warped, if you live in the USA.

"Center" in the USA is "extreme far right" in the rest of the world.

What is "left of center" in the USA...
06-06-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,957
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

What is wrong with you? Ah, I see it now. ...

What is wrong with you? Ah, I see it now.

That avatar isn't lost on us, we see you.
06-06-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,957
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

... and yet, based on the evidence, two perfectly...

... and yet, based on the evidence, two perfectly accurate terms.

If that's your reaction, you were certainly "lost" well before now.
06-06-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,957
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Just your own words, genius. "business objective"...

Just your own words, genius. "business objective" ... incredible.

But I'm sure you already know, throwing out ridiculous statements is part of your strategy.
06-06-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,957
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

In your eyes... it's a reasonable "business...

In your eyes... it's a reasonable "business objective" to want to sell bikes to racists and fascists? Jesus. So now racism and fascism is an acceptable "other side" of a debate in America.

Glad...
06-06-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,957
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

It's an anti-police-brutality message. But you...

It's an anti-police-brutality message. But you see what you want to see.

And hey, racists buy bikes too (WTF???). Capitalism at it's worst... actually, at it's "normal". A big part of your problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 03:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,740
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I'd have the barrels on the bottom side (swapped...

I'd have the barrels on the bottom side (swapped L-R from what you have), but I don't think it really makes any difference except aesthetically.
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

That bike is lovely, gorgeous even, you won't...

That bike is lovely, gorgeous even, you won't have any trouble selling it. I'd be very firm on the price in any negotiation, it looks worth it.
06-02-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,853
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I had no idea anyone would rebuild and ride such...

I had no idea anyone would rebuild and ride such a bike, it seems so ridiculously impractical! Like a 6-wheeled Tyrrell in bicycle form.

Hats off to you, seriously. I'm curious to see how it turns...
05-31-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I would guess the limit screw - which stops the...

I would guess the limit screw - which stops the derailleur from going too far out, there's another for stopping the derailleur from going too far in - needs backed off, to allow the derailleur to...
05-30-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,234
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Varia vs Cycliq Fly6 (or similar rear-view...

Varia vs Cycliq Fly6 (or similar rear-view camera) is an "apples and dumptrucks" comparison.

Varia vs mirror is a better comparison; and apparently, the Varia is the "bees knees".

What do you...
05-29-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

128MB USB sticks? LOL The same logic as...

128MB USB sticks? LOL The same logic as homeopathy, where the smaller the dose, the larger the effect... at least they know their target market.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,773
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

For the not-so-much-thought way of doing it... go...

For the not-so-much-thought way of doing it... go out on windy days and look for headwinds. It's like training with a parachute behind you.

Then when it's a calm day, it feels like you're cheating.
05-27-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,637
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Would it be possible to recreate your own? It...

Would it be possible to recreate your own? It doesn't necessarily have to look exactly like the original; only the important bits need to be in the same places & line up.

Is there a machine shop...
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Realistically I see the value a little bit lower....

Realistically I see the value a little bit lower.

You only have to sell it once, there is added value of titanium and being a Bianchi, and you can't negotiate up, so 1500usd is as good a starting...
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Are there different geographical market...

Are there different geographical market differences for the Bianchi Ti Mega? Mine looks like Bianchigirll 's , with different stickers to the OP's. I got mine in CO, USA; it's a 1996, has Campy...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I'd sell it and get the right size. But...

I'd sell it and get the right size.

But what I hate is not getting back what I paid. Then again, it's better than having a jersey that I'll never wear.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Conti Ultra Sport tyres with a yellow sidewall...

Conti Ultra Sport tyres with a yellow sidewall would suit that bike perfectly. They're not super-bright yellow, instead a more dark yellow.

Very nice bike.
05-18-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,643
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Thank you so much for showing us how awesome you...

Thank you so much for showing us how awesome you are! Say it again a few times, like the insatiable sore winner, three cheers for you! You've won the "Advocacy & Safety" web forum award for...
05-16-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

An 11-28t cassette will probably get you where...

An 11-28t cassette will probably get you where you want to be. I was running a 12-25t, and pushing to a 28t made a nice difference.
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