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07-01-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 619
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,643
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: 79
Views: 3,742
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
06-25-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,634
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.
...
06-22-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,719
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: 1,038
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,510
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...
06-14-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 804
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.
06-14-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,349
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"...
06-07-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,157
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: 1,910
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, 02:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,910
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: 1,910
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.
05-29-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
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.
Replies: 18
Views: 560
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...
05-18-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
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...
05-15-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

"You're like school in the summertime: no class."...

"You're like school in the summertime: no class." Do you like that better?

If you want Pulitzer-prize winning journalism, you're in the wrong place.
05-15-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

The original headline version, by ignoring the...

The original headline version, by ignoring the driver of the truck, absolves the driver of any responsibility for their action. Mine fixes that.

Cyclists wouldn't be at risk of death if...
05-14-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,033
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Search french, dutch, italian, and german ebay. ...

Search french, dutch, italian, and german ebay.
Search on frame material (e.g. "columbus"), and use non-english terms ("velo", "bici", "rahmen", etc.).

Be patient.
05-13-20, 03:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Unless you've got active rust somewhere, I'd...

Unless you've got active rust somewhere, I'd almost always say no to a respray. You'll go spend a bunch of money, time, and effort... only to scratch it bringing it into the garage.
05-12-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I'd have complete confidence doing this if I was...

I'd have complete confidence doing this if I was buying the same brand and model.

Otherwise, it's a gamble with fit; however, that can be minimized with modern helmets being so good at 1)...
05-11-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

A person on a bicycle was hit and killed by a...

A person on a bicycle was hit and killed by a person driving a tractor-trailer.
05-11-20, 03:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 507
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Of course, if that chainring is made out of...

Of course, if that chainring is made out of chocolate, then all bets are off. LOL
05-11-20, 02:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 507
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Nice photos. Unless "... I put the bike...

Nice photos.

Unless "... I put the bike together..." is interpreted wildly differently - that is, dropping the bike off a 5-storey building, or standing on it and jumping up and down, as part of...
05-08-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,437
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I just got some of these Altura Classic 2 Crochet...

I just got some of these Altura Classic 2 Crochet mitts, really nice.

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/altura-classic-2-crochet-mitts/
...
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

To me that looks like (based on the head tube) a...

To me that looks like (based on the head tube) a BIG frame, like 61cm or 63cm, with a tall stem too. You'd want to be quite tall for it to fit you properly.

Otherwise, the components look to...
05-08-20, 03:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 507
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

After you spend some time here and get enough...

After you spend some time here and get enough posts, I'd like to see a photo of this - because what you've described makes no sense to me, unless you dropped your bike off a 5-storey building.
05-04-20, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Also double-check the wheel is aligned in the...

Also double-check the wheel is aligned in the dropouts correct. Common issue.
05-01-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I feel like this is over a decade old; still a...

I feel like this is over a decade old; still a cute story.
04-30-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

No. (Well, Germany and a few other northern EU...

No. (Well, Germany and a few other northern EU countries might, but that's it.)

The motoring lobby will offer massive discounts on electric and hybrid cars, and probably get govt subsidies and/or...
04-14-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,263
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Yep, a week on and my original post aged well....

Yep, a week on and my original post aged well. Unfortunately.

Any true "peak" is only seen once you're well past it; and removing restrictions too soon can put you right back into the curve. I've...
04-13-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,618
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Damn right. Barring a vaccine, it'd be completely...

Damn right. Barring a vaccine, it'd be completely irresponsible to hold the TdF this year; and there's no good reason to not have a women's TdF.

(The "you and your partner painting an apartment"...
04-08-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x900/20200408_162653_1cafdf4b648695a7c28207253cfc40691900f16b.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,135
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

They're warmer and snug, eliminating any cold...

They're warmer and snug, eliminating any cold spots or draughts, with a lot of overlap w/your jersey and base layer, which is ideal for Spring and Autumn (or in Ireland, year-round) temps.
04-06-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,095
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Bicycles shouldn't be lumped in with pedestrians,...

Bicycles shouldn't be lumped in with pedestrians, in the same way bicycles shouldn't be lumped in with buses. MUPs are a cack-handed solution that fixes nothing, and often creates more problems.
...
Forum: Foo
04-03-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 552
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

In the very near future, I hope US citizens can...

In the very near future, I hope US citizens can envision not-at-all-radical ideas such as universal health care, a universal living wage, a universal basic income, the elimination of the concept of...
03-30-20, 02:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,961
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

1996 Amp Research B4. A friend of mine was crazy...

1996 Amp Research B4. A friend of mine was crazy into buying the "latest and greatest", but always quickly tired of it. I bought this off him (for 750 bucks) just a couple years after he bought it...
03-24-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,825
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I saw one of these at a sportive last year, it...

I saw one of these at a sportive last year, it was even prettier in real life than in photos.
...
03-20-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,648
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

After having taken all cycling computers off all...

After having taken all cycling computers off all my bikes several years ago, then finally using Strava on my smartphone a few times, I recently picked up a Garmin Edge 25 (it was on sale). It's nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,537
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Unless you patch them incorrectly and they lose...

Unless you patch them incorrectly and they lose air... no.
03-12-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I thought red with the blue would look a bit too...

I thought red with the blue would look a bit too much like Sky News; or, if you're in the US, the Buffalo Bills alternate uniforms.
02-29-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,764
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

All joking aside, I knew a guy when I lived in CO...

All joking aside, I knew a guy when I lived in CO that did technical singletrack on his mountain bike (not this extreme obviously) with his toddler in a trailer, fully armored and geared up. The kid...
02-28-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,764
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Sometimes I take the dog to the park in the dog...

Sometimes I take the dog to the park in the dog trailer. I went around a corner just a little too fast, and Millie (my dog) was leaned over (her tether in the trailer was too long), and BOOM down we...
02-24-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,619
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

My thoughts on these methods... Using a...

My thoughts on these methods...

Using a chemical reaction: messy and difficult to control, this would be my last option.

Using a puller to extract the seat post straight out: very aggressive,...
02-23-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,178
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Moab, UT. Otherwise, the south of France. ...

Moab, UT.

Otherwise, the south of France.

The terrain, and the roads, in both places will let you cycle nearly year-round; however, the wine and food is a lot better in France.
Replies: 16
Views: 904
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Alright, I've finally gathered up all the bits...

Alright, I've finally gathered up all the bits and put it together. Can't wait to get it on the road beyond a short test spin, but the weather here has been abominable.

If the frame & fork were...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 151,025
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Just put together an 80s OLMO Tretubi Aelle. Can...

Just put together an 80s OLMO Tretubi Aelle. Can a non-aero-levers and dt friction shifters be "hot"?
...
02-17-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,742
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Also, tan sidewalls (Vittoria Corsa G+) would...

Also, tan sidewalls (Vittoria Corsa G+) would look hot here. Tan and red is classy.

This is the image I have in my mind...
...
02-05-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Lovely example! Really well done. After...

Lovely example! Really well done.

After finding a similar 80s Peugeot for my niece's commute into Dublin, I'm convinced the mixte is the ideal city bike, with fenders and a rack, 28c tyres,...
02-01-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,694
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Seems like the answer to encouraging cycling, and...

Seems like the answer to encouraging cycling, and to improve cycling safely, is to crack down on cyclists doing things that don't impact or hurt anyone except make for less traffic and improve air...
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