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06-13-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Litespud

In your situation, I would have no hesitation...

In your situation, I would have no hesitation drilling and mounting the bracket. If three little holes compromise the structural integrity of your top tube, it was pretty marginal to begin with, and...
06-08-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,422
Posted By Litespud

Thatís OK, Ďcos the person responsible goes...

Thatís OK, Ďcos the person responsible goes against the basic definition of a president
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 23,573
Posted By Litespud

I was mulling over this the other day - sharpen...

I was mulling over this the other day - sharpen up the leading edges of the spokes. Small furry animal slice'n'dice
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 23,573
Posted By Litespud

I’ve seen pics of a CF fork failing like this...

I’ve seen pics of a CF fork failing like this after a squirrel jumped into the wheel. While one might expect the spokes to cut the squirrel in two, the wiry little bastard stayed intact (but dead)...
05-29-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,252
Posted By Litespud

I disagree - in this context, "man-made" is the...

I disagree - in this context, "man-made" is the very definition of artificial. Look what happened in, for example, the Balkans and the Middle East after WWII - people with little more than maps and...
05-28-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,252
Posted By Litespud

I have pride in my planet, floating there like a...

I have pride in my planet, floating there like a warm little blue jewel in space. I occasionally have pride in my species.
Countries are ephemeral - 250 years ago, the US wasnít a country. 250 years...
05-23-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,703
Posted By Litespud

1) - yes, sort of. Outside Boston MA, passenger...

1) - yes, sort of. Outside Boston MA, passenger in a passing car threw an unopened soda can at me. Hit me on the back, but startling more than anything. The driver of a following car took their tag#...
05-16-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,219
Posted By Litespud

And the conversation goes off the rails again....

And the conversation goes off the rails again. The color of the teens' skin is irrelevant (the new "race-neutral" description of the original incident works just as well as the original), as is...
05-16-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By Litespud

When I switched to 10 speed (Campag Chorus) years...

When I switched to 10 speed (Campag Chorus) years ago, rather then use a Campag chain with its odd pin (can't remember what they called to, but it apparently needed a specific installation device,...
05-16-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,219
Posted By Litespud

1. Fix your drivetrain - seems like every time...

1. Fix your drivetrain - seems like every time you were in a position to go around them or outrun them your chain fell off or you were "nursing" your drivetrain.
2. Hook up a Go-Pro or equivalent...
05-04-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By Litespud

There certainly is something to be said for...

There certainly is something to be said for preventative maintenance, but I donít think it applies here. Preventative maintenance is addressing a potential problem before it becomes a big problem -...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,046
Posted By Litespud

Disagree - the last thing you want is significant...

Disagree - the last thing you want is significant difference between front and rear tire performance. New tires on the front and worn tires on the rear leave you prone to oversteer in the wet or in...
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