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05-08-18, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By RobotGuy

As far as a less capable bike ďslowing you downĒ,...

As far as a less capable bike ďslowing you downĒ, I donít look at it that way. It would just take a bit more skill to overcome. IMHO, $2000-$3000 Canadian is plenty for a very nice hardtail 29er, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-18, 05:27 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,128
Posted By RobotGuy

BF is an interesting place. They always said...

BF is an interesting place. They always said that spin class was a killer. And donít get me started on Cross Fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,128
Posted By RobotGuy

+1 I find my runnings in with local bike clubs to...

+1 I find my runnings in with local bike clubs to be pretty negative experiences. No thank you.
05-07-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,799
Posted By RobotGuy

To me, vintage = quill stem, bottom tube...

To me,

vintage = quill stem, bottom tube shifters era
new school = aheadset and brifters

I add a mid school = transition period where mfgrs modified their older frame designs for the newer...
05-07-18, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By RobotGuy

smart lad. No need to buy the best and...

smart lad.

No need to buy the best and lightest at all. Maybe test ride a couple locally.

Whatís your budget?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-18, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 453,269
Posted By RobotGuy

see that? Good news! Figured that was what they...

see that? Good news! Figured that was what they needed... I picked my screen name because industrial robotics is what I do... and what I teach. These robots are great repeaters of tasks, but they...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-18, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 453,269
Posted By RobotGuy

My goodness. I only posted it because it seems...

My goodness. I only posted it because it seems approximately no one on earth has ever seen this place and here they are hiring... so at least they exist. Good news.

Iím not vouching for these...
05-06-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By RobotGuy

29ers do help a bit, but not sure they make a...

29ers do help a bit, but not sure they make a world of difference. I personally prefer the simplicity of hardtails but if Iím honest, full suspension bikes help not just downhill, but uphill as well...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-18, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 453,269
Posted By RobotGuy

Letís not try to guess on their staffing needs...

Letís not try to guess on their staffing needs and employee skills. If I may be so bold, it seems 5 minutes ago you didnít know much about production welding operations. Iím comfortable in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-18, 08:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,613
Posted By RobotGuy

ah, we posted the same time. I ride 24ís and...

ah, we posted the same time. I ride 24ís and theyíre much firmer and less plush than the 32ís for sure. No real difference otherwise. Probably could find really fast rolling 32ís id guess. Other than...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-18, 08:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,613
Posted By RobotGuy

From your other threads, seems like youíre trying...

From your other threads, seems like youíre trying to convert a hybrid or mtb to a road bike?

first, find out what diameter your current wheels are, 32c would be the width, we need the other...
Forum: Foo
05-06-18, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By RobotGuy

With 3 little kids and a wife that works nights,...

With 3 little kids and a wife that works nights, Iím the guy at every play date and every sporting event. Hey, itís fun and Iím lucky to be able to do it.

Hereís a story: first dad I get to know...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 453,269
Posted By RobotGuy

Every production welding operation needs real...

Every production welding operation needs real welders on staff, robotic operations included. Theyíre there to verify and tweak welding settings, make production changes and act as a sounding board...
05-06-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By RobotGuy

agreed. Iíd guess rims might be a better bet...

agreed. Iíd guess rims might be a better bet than, say, used forks just because the spokes are under tension so if one pulled out youíd see the rim twang right out of true.

I dunno, I have a...
05-06-18, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By RobotGuy

i can see that being the case. I guess it just...

i can see that being the case. I guess it just struck me that the op had deflected the wall of the top tube with his hand. That beer canned mtb frame still irritates me these 15 or so years later.
Forum: Touring
05-06-18, 07:29 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,809
Posted By RobotGuy

like going for a stroll and your buddy pulls up...

like going for a stroll and your buddy pulls up with a Segway. Bitd we had power assisted bikes. They were called Mopeds and they required a license.

but hey, my mom doesnít walk so good and if a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,128
Posted By RobotGuy

We can agree to disagree. But it really wasnít a...

We can agree to disagree. But it really wasnít a shot at triathletes, ok, maybe a gentle shot. Iíll say this, the tri- guys / gals i know are mostly into the full Ironman distance. They put so many...
Forum: Touring
05-06-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,809
Posted By RobotGuy

agreed. A coworker is a great example. In his...

agreed. A coworker is a great example. In his sixties, he lives 20 miles from work and commutes on an ebike. loves the thing, says he would never have tried the commute without it. He pedals the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-18, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 453,269
Posted By RobotGuy

hey, I’m rooting you guys. It’s just that...

hey, I’m rooting you guys. It’s just that everything is so vague with his updates.

edit - good news. They’re advertising for a TIG welder. They say they’re in North York, a suburb of Toronto. Pay...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-18, 06:25 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,128
Posted By RobotGuy

Donít be so sensitive. Btw, I made that...

Donít be so sensitive. Btw, I made that statement almost a week ago; Iíve noticed you sift through threads looking for things to argue with. We were talking about guys out in front of a fast group...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-18, 05:24 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,128
Posted By RobotGuy

Dont be so argumentative; itís much more fun to...

Dont be so argumentative; itís much more fun to discuss than to argue.

Lance Armstrong. There, I said it. And nothing happ... ouch!
Forum: Touring
05-06-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,809
Posted By RobotGuy

Well said. Like you, I would love to share the...

Well said. Like you, I would love to share the joy I get from a bike ride with my wife. It just doesnít do it for her and if the e bike got her out there, then Iíd buy it in a second.
05-06-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By RobotGuy

Nah, thatís not a bike sin. I wash my bikes all...

Nah, thatís not a bike sin. I wash my bikes all the time. Getting it dirty is fun and so is washing it.

Now, mixing Shimano and Campy components on the other hand...
Forum: Touring
05-06-18, 08:39 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,809
Posted By RobotGuy

Iím as easy going as they come, but watching a...

Iím as easy going as they come, but watching a guy effortlessly zip up a hill at the end of a long day as I shlep my way up would just irritate me.

it would have to be a very good friend and they...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-18, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 453,269
Posted By RobotGuy

Iíve been following the Helix Kickstarter for...

Iíve been following the Helix Kickstarter for some time now and Iím sorry, but I am just dismayed at their business model. Thus far theyíve collected north of $2 million Canadian and not a single...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-18, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By RobotGuy

Trainers can be fun and very useful, but itís not...

Trainers can be fun and very useful, but itís not necessary to practice changing gears before hitting the road. Youíll get the hang of it, just get out there and ride.

As far as bike trainers go,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-18, 05:25 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,128
Posted By RobotGuy

I respectfully disagree with you. Iíve had many...

I respectfully disagree with you. Iíve had many workout conversations over the years with my doctors, medical staff on the various teams Iíve been part of, as well as my doctor friends, etc. Max...
05-06-18, 05:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By RobotGuy

I think I we can agreee on your statements....

I think I we can agreee on your statements. However, just leaning on a top tube shouldnít invoke a Ďmaterials testing labí conversation. Iím sure he didnít damage it; I just wouldn't ride a frame...
05-05-18, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By RobotGuy

Sorry, but itís never ok to be able to compress a...

Sorry, but itís never ok to be able to compress a tube by hand. Iíve had many double butted steel frames and still do. cannot compress any tube on any of them. Not my titanium, not my aluminum.
...
05-05-18, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By RobotGuy

Iíd throw that frame in the trash. Any frame...

Iíd throw that frame in the trash. Any frame that I can compress the tubes by hand is no frame for me.

Under load, that tube will buckle and then... bye bye.
05-05-18, 03:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,289
Posted By RobotGuy

I drank PBR before it was cool. That was before...

I drank PBR before it was cool. That was before the fixie riding hipsters drove the price up into the Budweiser range.
05-05-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,289
Posted By RobotGuy

I hate blending in and I sure donít care to...

I hate blending in and I sure donít care to follow any trends. I never saw a disc-ey fixie before so I say go for it! To hell with the naysayers.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,128
Posted By RobotGuy

Lets pump the brakes a little, huh? Whoís...

Lets pump the brakes a little, huh? Whoís attacking you?

On another note, it seems to me that you feel your max heart rate is something like a redline where if exceeded, you die. Not so. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-18, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By RobotGuy

I agree with above, ferrule both butted ends and...

I agree with above, ferrule both butted ends and be done with it. As long as itís under the tape, it wonít shift around or kink, which might cause some annoyance.
05-02-18, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By RobotGuy

Iíve done it plenty of times. I once bought a...

Iíve done it plenty of times. I once bought a nice Trek mountain bike almost for free for the wife with both wheels completely tacoíd. Like, someone jumped up and down on the wheels.

cracked open...
05-02-18, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By RobotGuy

Hereís my thinking. Iím a materials engineer, but...

Hereís my thinking. Iím a materials engineer, but I certainly cant predict everything. So hereís my $0.01. My feeling is that with traditional spoked wheels, any carbon rim material failure will...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,128
Posted By RobotGuy

Problem with big rides, once you get ahead of the...

Problem with big rides, once you get ahead of the real trouble, is triathletes. Lots of these guys can carry big speed and many train 100% solo, having no need to learn paceline skills.

That...
04-30-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 983
Posted By RobotGuy

yeah itís pretty cool stuff. Warning though,...

yeah itís pretty cool stuff. Warning though, those epoxy paints carry some terrible chemicals and require a proper respirator. Iso-cyanates are nasty.
04-30-18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 983
Posted By RobotGuy

They also make 2 part epoxy-type paints in rattle...

They also make 2 part epoxy-type paints in rattle can; itís called ď2kĒ. Creates a much more durable finish. You can get stockncokors online but a local automotive paint supplier will be able mix...
04-30-18, 04:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,117
Posted By RobotGuy

ok. Hereís a more natural perspective of her....

ok. Hereís a more natural perspective of her. Like I said, the orig photo was probably photoshopped or at least just vertically squashed.

Steroids tend to bulk up more than just one muscle group....
04-29-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,117
Posted By RobotGuy

my guess is neither. Photoshop

my guess is neither. Photoshop
04-29-18, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By RobotGuy

yes, it is only us masters that know its...

yes, it is only us masters that know its mysterious ways.


...
04-28-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By RobotGuy

Are we taking about for use on a bike? If so,...

Are we taking about for use on a bike? If so, donít bother with a beam wrench. Youíll be contorting your neck and laying your bike on its side just to torque your stem bolts correctly. Theyíre a real...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,436
Posted By RobotGuy

For years I carried a little pocket knife. Just...

For years I carried a little pocket knife. Just in case. In 15 years I never once used it.
04-28-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By RobotGuy

Still have the original brake cable on my 88 GT...

Still have the original brake cable on my 88 GT Mach One. Installed by the 15 year old version of me. Youíll be fine.
04-28-18, 07:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,117
Posted By RobotGuy

It happens. I once joined a running club (xc). ...

It happens. I once joined a running club (xc). At the time I was pretty heavy into lifting weights and cycling. They looked me up and down and I heard a few whisper, ďsprinterĒ.

watcha gonna do?
04-28-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,547
Posted By RobotGuy

Only time that happened to me, I left my bike...

Only time that happened to me, I left my bike with Michelin Pro3 service course tires in a shed over a couple of summers (easily 110-120*F max temp and 5*F min). When I finally got back on the bike,...
04-28-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By RobotGuy

Beam is fine when you can see the scale and donít...

Beam is fine when you can see the scale and donít need much precision. Ratchet is nice in every other case (such as working on cars).
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-18, 04:51 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 88,699
Posted By RobotGuy

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/011f2cd4_72c6_4bd2_8a62_ae2a11a93e7d_5334fe31416f90569cc376a5573c16eea743eeea.jpeg
Hereís my Ď02 Tete de Course. Built it this winter,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-18, 04:36 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 88,699
Posted By RobotGuy

Lookin good! Hey maybe a white saddle with green...

Lookin good! Hey maybe a white saddle with green stripe / accent and white bar tape?
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