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Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 12:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,248
Posted By Camilo

I quit with any kind of "gummy" block stuff. I...

I quit with any kind of "gummy" block stuff. I have too much dental work, much of it aging, and have no desire to pull out a filling or a crown with those sticky things. I can't think of anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Camilo

So you posted the question without even trying to...

So you posted the question without even trying to fix it by trying to put it on better? Asking people who have absolutely no idea what the issue looks like or what you might have done or not done?...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Camilo

Weight comparisons generally are for a bare bones...

Weight comparisons generally are for a bare bones bike without any accessories and no pedals. (FWIW, wheel weights are similarly measured - no rim tape or skewers).

Weigh your bike that way and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 12:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 505
Posted By Camilo

Oh yes every place that sells 700c tires will...

Oh yes every place that sells 700c tires will have a wide variety of widths if you look.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,008
Posted By Camilo

Why is the best pressure calculator at zipp? ...

Why is the best pressure calculator at zipp? I've used a lot of different ones and of course they give different recommendations but kind of home in on a recommendation within 5 PSI. What factors...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 12:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,008
Posted By Camilo

All this give and take and anecdotal evidence is...

All this give and take and anecdotal evidence is absolutely worthless without knowing the weight of the rider. Better yet, also the weight of the bicycle and whatever load it's carrying. A 140 pound...
08-14-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By Camilo

I've posted this a few times over the years. If...

I've posted this a few times over the years. If you have a local shop that does custom decals for private and commercial vehicles, they can make whatever decals you want in whatever background color...
08-13-22, 11:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,147
Posted By Camilo

Funny, I graduated college about three years...

Funny, I graduated college about three years before I went back to get my nursing degree. At ~24 years old, we thought we were "old", grizzled, experienced. Compared to the 18 year old HS grads in...
08-13-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By Camilo

I wonder if we're getting into the confusion of...

I wonder if we're getting into the confusion of folks who think that "38C" is actually a tire size? And they're comparing a 700CX38mm tire to, maybe, a 650BX38mm tire? Thus thinking that writing 38C...
08-13-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By Camilo

I'd just put it in the C&V forum. Those guys know...

I'd just put it in the C&V forum. Those guys know everything and nobody will be offended if it happens to be less than vintage. And that benchmark is very fluid.
08-13-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,147
Posted By Camilo

For the removing and replacing a cassette, with a...

For the removing and replacing a cassette, with a couple of inexpensive tools, it's one of the most basic and easiest DIY and really only takes a few minutes. Then maybe a tweak on the rear...
08-11-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,306
Posted By Camilo

There might be a third option for perception...

There might be a third option for perception other than harsh or unrideable by the riders that bought the bikes and bought them again. Something other than "marketing rules" and that they're just...
08-10-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,237
Posted By Camilo

Or us old coots whom nobody wants to see...

Or us old coots whom nobody wants to see shirtless, and would have to take a nap after about three swipes of the scythe! :50:
08-08-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,237
Posted By Camilo

I call bulls*** on the scythe, but maybe it's...

I call bulls*** on the scythe, but maybe it's true. Have any action shots? Looks like a nice lawn ornament to me.

beng1 - could you please quote where someone actually said to you that you must...
08-08-22, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,237
Posted By Camilo

And why should someone who buys something nice be...

And why should someone who buys something nice be made to feel bad about it? It just doesn't make sense and it's mean. I'm impressed when I see people enjoying the heck out of a cheap bike and also...
08-08-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By Camilo

I think I replied before I saw a $2K budget. I...

I think I replied before I saw a $2K budget. I definitely agree with what you've written above on which bike to look for.

I don't agree that Cross bikes can't be a great all around bike for...
08-08-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By Camilo

Oh, yeah, I agree with putting it on the smallest...

Oh, yeah, I agree with putting it on the smallest cog. I was just trying to answer his question. I intend to put it on the smallest cog, but sometimes forget. It's not a big deal at all, just not...
08-07-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By Camilo

Look for a used cyclocross bike that's in good...

Look for a used cyclocross bike that's in good shape. It will likely have rim brakes (cantilever or V type) and max out at about a 35mm tire. They work great for gravel and also can easily double as...
08-07-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By Camilo

Classic immature, non-self aware drivel there bro.

Classic immature, non-self aware drivel there bro.
08-07-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,417
Posted By Camilo

I used to do sh.. stuff like that when I was...

I used to do sh.. stuff like that when I was young, but learned to be cooler as I got older. I do occasionally wave angrily at a stupid driver but never yell or flip the bird any more, let alone...
08-07-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,455
Posted By Camilo

Riding against traffic is called "salmoning" and...

Riding against traffic is called "salmoning" and is generally illegal and inall cases dangerous and stupid. Drivers aren't looking for traffic from the way you're coming. Be a better cyclist.
08-07-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,455
Posted By Camilo

No this has never crossed anyone's mind. To prove...

No this has never crossed anyone's mind. To prove this, do a search on "mirror" and you'll find absolutely nothing.
08-07-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By Camilo

But to answer your actual question - no it...

But to answer your actual question - no it doesn't, and it isn't a stupid question.

If you don't shift down to the smallest sprocket, but are somewhere in the middle, It's best if you put it back...
08-07-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,419
Posted By Camilo

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More that LarrySellerz lacks in mature thought or really, totally lacks thoughtfulness. Not saying he's not a bright little kid and sometimes worthy of some give and take, but just...
08-07-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,419
Posted By Camilo

Yea, like every song bird (or any bird for that...

Yea, like every song bird (or any bird for that matter) in the world.
08-07-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,403
Posted By Camilo

Take a hint - it belongs in A&S. There's even a...

Take a hint - it belongs in A&S. There's even a dedicated helmet thread to keep helmet opinions out of every other topic. You could take your opinion there - as could I if I wanted to re-hash the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,172
Posted By Camilo

Roads with shady spots - especially irregular...

Roads with shady spots - especially irregular "dappled" shade - are the worst, especially fast downhills. They hide pot holes which can be treacherous for sure.


That's probably true at some...
08-07-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,403
Posted By Camilo

Yeah, you could say that if you wanted to be that...

Yeah, you could say that if you wanted to be that kind of guy. But, again, this is an A&S topic so I won't go further.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,248
Posted By Camilo

I'd modify this to the rare super power.

I'd modify this to the rare super power.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,248
Posted By Camilo

I do the same - heck you have to wash your leg...

I do the same - heck you have to wash your leg and shorts aftewards anyway, so the residue is exactly where it doesn't bother anyone and it's easy to clean up. I'm sad now because I thought I was so...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By Camilo

For the material, if I needed it, I'd go to a...

For the material, if I needed it, I'd go to a local supplier of cable and hoses (hydraulic, pneumatic, etc) because they sell all types of sheet materials from slick plastic to foam rubber of various...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,172
Posted By Camilo

It's about the dumbest thread since the last one...

It's about the dumbest thread since the last one started by you-know-who. But what does that say about me?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,172
Posted By Camilo

I wouldn't want to be associated with any group...

I wouldn't want to be associated with any group that was so pathetic as to no be able to drop me!
08-05-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,403
Posted By Camilo

Uh, yeah, I get it, thus my little emoji.

Uh, yeah, I get it, thus my little emoji.
08-05-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,403
Posted By Camilo

:50:

:50:
08-05-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 419
Posted By Camilo

Couple of ideas: You had a slow leak and now...

Couple of ideas:
You had a slow leak and now have a different faster leak. Take the tube out and feel for leaks with your cheek or with water.

The valve stem was slightly loose and is now much...
08-05-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,835
Posted By Camilo

Wow! I almost replied to this post, then noticed...

Wow! I almost replied to this post, then noticed Sheldon Brown, then noticed the date! But what the heck, I'll do it anyway since the tread is on my current thread list which means it's been...
08-05-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By Camilo

Before you posted this, I was going to say, the...

Before you posted this, I was going to say, the plastic flat pedals I've seen all have some sort of design meant to grip the shoe - the little protruding teeth on the OP's example and the molded in...
08-05-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By Camilo

I think we've all learned that flat pedals are...

I think we've all learned that flat pedals are flat pedals as long as the let you to be able to ride!
08-05-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 241
Posted By Camilo

I agree with several of the things said - the...

I agree with several of the things said - the rear won't be as firm as the front, compressionless housing and a wider hanger would probably help. And, you said you kmow that the hanger should be a...
08-05-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By Camilo

I have the model of WM thread-together BB for a...

I have the model of WM thread-together BB for a Sram DUB crank on a PF30 bike and it works great. Pretty straight forward installation and looks like a solid piece of equipment to me. I have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 758
Posted By Camilo

Still a guess. I'm not pooh-poohing the 105 rule...

Still a guess. I'm not pooh-poohing the 105 rule or even the concept of "ideal" aerodynamics (although neiher make any difference to me). But it's just a guess, and really, is it more practically...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 01:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 758
Posted By Camilo

But you don't know what the tire will actually...

But you don't know what the tire will actually measure on the rim until you mount it, no? OK for a person who can experiment with wheels and tires to get the perfect 105, but seems that a guess, or a...
08-05-22, 01:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By Camilo

If you did a web search for DT Swiss 350 hub...

If you did a web search for DT Swiss 350 hub conversion, the answer would pop right up for you, from DT Swiss itself.
08-03-22, 01:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 441
Posted By Camilo

And most airports have carts! When you get...

And most airports have carts!

When you get to your destination, you might have to take a cab instead of public transportation, and a station wagon or van at that. But like he said, it's done...
08-03-22, 12:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 674
Posted By Camilo

Absolutely. As I and others mentioned above, you...

Absolutely. As I and others mentioned above, you just have to be smart enough to understand this.



Some vehicles don't take a 2" receiver and/or aren't spec'd for them so installers won't...
08-02-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,180
Posted By Camilo

Plus a seller with an 86% feedback rating?...

Plus a seller with an 86% feedback rating? Please.

The very first review in the feedback listed:
"Horrible item… LOOKS NOTHING LIKE PICTURED!! It is cheap plastic material! You would swear to...
08-02-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,180
Posted By Camilo

Huge? I guess I'll take your word for it, but I'd...

Huge? I guess I'll take your word for it, but I'd like to know what portion of new item sales are fraudulent. I don't dispute there are some, and it's a huge problem for those victimized. But out of...
08-02-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,403
Posted By Camilo

I wear a helmet 99.9% of the time, because why...

I wear a helmet 99.9% of the time, because why not. I have ridden a few times when I forgot it. But, to me, it's a perfectly rational decision for an individual to decide that the danger of cycling...
08-02-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 674
Posted By Camilo

My reply above might be taken as being opposed to...

My reply above might be taken as being opposed to the 1.25 option. Based on prior experience with a 1.25" rack, I don't believe there's any stability issue. I do not have any knowledge about the 1.25...
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