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07-25-14, 08:27 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 20,907
Posted By Roopull

Ha! I think this is my favorite post on this...

Ha! I think this is my favorite post on this forum.


I agree wholeheartedly with the OP. Those who disagree have probably removed all their reflectors, dork discs and front breaks while wearing...
07-25-14, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,690
Posted By Roopull

Dude, if you have the cash, keep the old one AND...

Dude, if you have the cash, keep the old one AND buy the new one! LOL! Life's too short to own just one bike!

You won't get out of the 1st one what you put into it, so why not just keep it as a...
07-25-14, 05:41 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,999
Posted By Roopull

Ah, well, as it was utilized in this thread, I'll...

Ah, well, as it was utilized in this thread, I'll have to stick with the trolling...


"PS: I'm surprised that playing bike light devils advocate has not generate more push back (apart from one...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-14, 11:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,559
Posted By Roopull

Thanks for the info... the cheapest I've found...

Thanks for the info... the cheapest I've found Schraders is around $4... considering how rarely I replace 'em, I suppose cost isn't that big of a deal. Still, save a penny, earn a penny or however...
07-24-14, 11:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,378
Posted By Roopull

You'll never need one... Just make sure you...

You'll never need one...

Just make sure you never bump your derailleur while riding, never get debris like a twig hung up in your chain, never ever let your cables stretch at all and never hit...
07-24-14, 10:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,334
Posted By Roopull

They often have 'em in the back, not out on the...

They often have 'em in the back, not out on the sales floor. The take 'em in on trade & put 'em on Craigslist or whatever. If you come in asking, they're happy to share what you have. I learned...
07-24-14, 10:53 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,999
Posted By Roopull

One might say that playing "devil's advocate" is...

One might say that playing "devil's advocate" is pretty much the definition of trolling...
07-24-14, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,334
Posted By Roopull

There aren't any bikes on the market for $250...

There aren't any bikes on the market for $250 that will be very reliable, and I'm an advocate for cheap bikes.

Your best bet is probably to go to a local bike shop & ask for a tuned & repaired...
07-24-14, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,690
Posted By Roopull

...and precisely one of the reasons I recommend...

...and precisely one of the reasons I recommend newbies NOT spend a lot of money on a 1st bike. Buy a bike for $500 or so, find out what you will want & not want in a bike, & then spend the cash on...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-14, 09:35 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,559
Posted By Roopull

Good points... Never thought about being able to...

Good points... Never thought about being able to put a little air in a Presta w/o a pump. I've never seen Prestas that cheap, but then, I didn't run 'em for very long, & the local bike shop (that...
07-24-14, 09:32 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,999
Posted By Roopull

Your comments are so dumb, they make my head...

Your comments are so dumb, they make my head hurt. Next time I see your name on a post, I'm going to put my helmet on.
Forum: Commuting
07-24-14, 09:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,559
Posted By Roopull

Oh yeah, you see 'em on everything... I just...

Oh yeah, you see 'em on everything... I just don't know why. They're more complicated to use, so I just don't get why they are everywhere like they are.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-14, 02:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,317
Posted By Roopull

Gave my old steel frame bike away to someone who...

Gave my old steel frame bike away to someone who didn't know if cycling was for her... gave it to her with the understanding that it would have to be replaced due to rust.

She replaced it a month...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,559
Posted By Roopull

I'm just looking at it from the perspective of...

I'm just looking at it from the perspective of functionality. There are advantages & disadvantages to both.


If there's an advantage to Prestas aside from narrower or deeper rims, I don't know...
07-24-14, 01:22 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,999
Posted By Roopull

I find myself thinking people actually argue...

I find myself thinking people actually argue about this? What's next? Is water really wet?

Re: the cost.
Seriously. You can get passable lighting for your bike for $10 at Wal Mart. It might not...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-14, 12:53 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,559
Posted By Roopull

With the road cyclists discovering that super...

With the road cyclists discovering that super narrow tires aren't actually faster, it'd just tickle me senseless if they also moved away from Prestas. They just seem unnecessary outside of racing.
Forum: Commuting
07-24-14, 12:51 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,559
Posted By Roopull

You'll get no argument from me about them being...

You'll get no argument from me about them being messy. I wouldn't be sold on it if I hadn't actually SEEN the stuff ooze out of a hole & the stop it without me even slowing the bike down.

I've...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-14, 12:45 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,559
Posted By Roopull

I didn't say anyone who disagrees is a cycle...

I didn't say anyone who disagrees is a cycle snob.
I said cycle snobs will bash me for saying it.

Why I love the stuff...

I put the stuff in my tubes as an experiment only a couple of years...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-14, 02:33 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,559
Posted By Roopull

Thanks for confirming what I said directly after...

Thanks for confirming what I said directly after the line you quoted.
07-23-14, 12:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,730
Posted By Roopull

Well, here I am... weeks later & still not fully...

Well, here I am... weeks later & still not fully recovered. I worked that one day and tried to work more, but the pain is just too much. I've worked a few half days when they had light work, but...
07-22-14, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By Roopull

I love Google Maps, but in my area (East side of...

I love Google Maps, but in my area (East side of Atlanta,) many of the shops it brings up aren't there, and only one of the ones I know about are. Baffling.

Ask other cyclists is all I know, but...
07-22-14, 11:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,303
Posted By Roopull

If only everyone on this forum had that...

If only everyone on this forum had that mentality... Oh, we can only dream!
Replies: 11
Views: 1,437
Posted By Roopull

One of my riding buddies ran his first marathon...

One of my riding buddies ran his first marathon when he was well over 300lbs. I think he said he was 330...

He's still a big dude, but in fantastic shape.

On the flipside, I've ridden with...
07-22-14, 11:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,433
Posted By Roopull

I used to have Tennis Racket handle tape on my...

I used to have Tennis Racket handle tape on my bike. Loved it. Still have it on my aerobars. It's a lot cheaper & arguably feels better... it's a bit stickier when sweaty.

I have always wrapped...
07-22-14, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By Roopull

Gel inserts under the bar wrap is an...

Gel inserts under the bar wrap is an alternative... Nerves can be bizarre. Whatever nerve it is that's getting irritated has probably gotten extra sensitive over the miles of riding. Annoying.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-14, 11:36 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 45,420
Posted By Roopull

You can get frameless untinted wraparound safety...

You can get frameless untinted wraparound safety glasses at some hardware stores for around $20. They work great & aren't quite so... umm... unique looking.

Plus, too, and also, you can get...
07-22-14, 11:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By Roopull

You, my friend, have a good bike shop. There...

You, my friend, have a good bike shop.

There are at least 5 shops near me, and none of them have what I would consider informed AND honest employees. Some may be honest, but don't have a clue...
Replies: 11
Views: 4,543
Posted By Roopull

Since printed words don't convey the sentiment...

Since printed words don't convey the sentiment behind what we type, I mean this with all sincerity. You're just a better rider than me, then! Now, when the DTs were all I knew, I thought the were...
07-22-14, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Roopull

It may just need to be tightened... they...

It may just need to be tightened... they sometimes "work their way out." If that's what it is, so long as it hasn't come out too far, you're probably okay. It's worth it to check all the nuts,...
07-22-14, 08:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,433
Posted By Roopull

It happens to me frequently... no ad blocker, not...

It happens to me frequently... no ad blocker, not playing with cookies, remember me is checked. Chrome.

Honestly, I have just left the site after being logged off. Annoying.

Thankfully, I type...
Replies: 11
Views: 4,543
Posted By Roopull

If you're in a hilly area, the downtube shifters...

If you're in a hilly area, the downtube shifters will be a pain. There's a reason they moved them. I'm just East of Atlanta & rode a bike with those for YEARS just because I have a troglodyte...
07-22-14, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By Roopull

The thing is, there's no one way to fit a bike to...

The thing is, there's no one way to fit a bike to a rider. In fact, I change the "fit" of my bike depending on what kind of riding I'm going to be doing. When I want to be faster, the bars are...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-14, 07:33 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,559
Posted By Roopull

Prestas have a longer & narrower valve stem to...

Prestas have a longer & narrower valve stem to fit deep rims. Being narrower also allows thinner wheels to be used since the hole in the rim can be smaller.

For the average cyclist, this isn't an...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,958
Posted By Roopull

I don't drink often, but when I do, I prefer...

I don't drink often, but when I do, I prefer "nicer" beers (nicer, I must say, isn't always more expensive!)

After a ride, though, if I am in the mood for a beer, I don't want a "nice" beer. I'm...
07-22-14, 07:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,028
Posted By Roopull

Dude... congrats on the weight loss! That's...

Dude... congrats on the weight loss! That's incredible!

I'm a fan of steel myself, just because of the nice ride and the minimalist looks. Carbon bikes often look more like airplane parts than...
07-21-14, 11:28 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,303
Posted By Roopull

Another bonus to riding with platforms is that...

Another bonus to riding with platforms is that you're likely safer in a wreck... a lesson I recently learned. When you're on a platform, if something goes wrong, you instantly and instinctively put...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-14, 10:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,030
Posted By Roopull

While you're in the bike shop, don't tell 'em how...

While you're in the bike shop, don't tell 'em how much you're willing to spend. Think of a bike shop as a used car lot. Some have absolutely fantastic people working for them. Others are ready to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-14, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,030
Posted By Roopull

I'd be leery of used carbon fiber bikes. Damage...

I'd be leery of used carbon fiber bikes. Damage is often hard to find, and if the guy crashed it & thinks it *might* be damaged, he may be offloading it for that reason. The last thing you want is...
07-20-14, 10:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,679
Posted By Roopull

I was going to say something about the nifty and...

I was going to say something about the nifty and affordable panniers I have that can carry a gallon of milk plus other goodies in each side (not that you'd want to,) but when I saw this... well...
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07-20-14, 10:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,639
Posted By Roopull

I reckon that if you took off all those...

I reckon that if you took off all those reflectors, replaced them with a roll of reflective tape, you'd be twice as bright and half the weight!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-14, 10:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,901
Posted By Roopull

I think we're talking past each other & actually...

I think we're talking past each other & actually agree...

I did say I don't actually know for certain how this is happens. As for it being a perfectly tuned bike, my buddy literally takes his...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-14, 09:59 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,901
Posted By Roopull

I'm not the one trashing my bike out of peer...

I'm not the one trashing my bike out of peer pressure.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-14, 09:49 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,901
Posted By Roopull

What flavor was the Kool Aid?

What flavor was the Kool Aid?
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By Roopull

Congrats... I've never done a century solo, but...

Congrats... I've never done a century solo, but am tentatively planning one for this Autumn.

Dehydration is not only painful, but dangerous... gotta watch that water! You may have also just run...
07-20-14, 09:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,303
Posted By Roopull

LOL... that's funny... two posts prior, someone...

LOL... that's funny... two posts prior, someone quoted me saying it was good advice.

I personally use double sided pedals and love 'em. There is the extra learning curve of knowing which way to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-14, 09:07 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,901
Posted By Roopull

If looks are the only reason you're taking them...

If looks are the only reason you're taking them off, then that's fine. I just wish people would be willing to admit that.

The fact that it's being referred to as a "dork disc" speaks volumes re:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-14, 09:00 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,901
Posted By Roopull

Yep... and this is to meet CAFE standards, not...

Yep... and this is to meet CAFE standards, not because it makes any freakin' sense.

I'm seriously wondering if there's an actual logical reason for this "emulate the pros" nonsense that is so...
07-20-14, 08:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,349
Posted By Roopull

Before you buy... whatever you buy... ...

Before you buy... whatever you buy...

Familiarize yourself with the different grades of aluminum and what "butted" means since that's what you're probably going to be on.

Familiarize yourself...
07-20-14, 08:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 22,714
Posted By Roopull

Furthering the BD explanations... They...

Furthering the BD explanations...

They sell a lot of "defunct" brands that went out of business in the 80s or so. The BD owner bought the rights to the brands & has the bikes built for him.
...
07-20-14, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Roopull

I'm a fan of steel frames, so that's my bias. It...

I'm a fan of steel frames, so that's my bias. It just rides better than aluminum - especially earlier aluminum frames. It's also supposed to be more durable over the long run (assuming it's kept...
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