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10-14-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,335
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I try to look as ridiculous as possible. Gotta...

I try to look as ridiculous as possible. Gotta keep up the MAMIL traditions, you know. Polka-dots, shaved arms and legs, fluro-pink helmet... hell, I'm middle-aged!

When I was younger, I'd have...
10-14-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,346
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Basso Diamante ...

Basso Diamante
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10-12-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 459
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

This sounds like someone wanting to use a bike...

This sounds like someone wanting to use a bike frame for something with a motor in it.

Which would probably not be a great idea.
10-02-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Great advice that I consistently try to relate to...

Great advice that I consistently try to relate to people who ask me to "sort out" their bikes. Quite often, they're just overly filthy (and need new brake pads).

I've found multi-purpose cleaning...
09-25-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Tanwall tyres, like the Vitorria Corsa G+, look...

Tanwall tyres, like the Vitorria Corsa G+, look fantastic.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

You might also find an increase in wind noise if...

You might also find an increase in wind noise if your helmet straps are outside your sunglasses - and that can be very annoying. Having the straps up against your head usually eliminates this.
09-19-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 597
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I think 3 is generally good: one you love, one...

I think 3 is generally good: one you love, one you like, and one you abuse.
09-16-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,001
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

3 grand for that? It's a Frankenbike!...

3 grand for that? It's a Frankenbike! Gripshifters, Campy brakes, Tektro levers... sounds like whatever was in the parts bin.

Don't worry, nobody's gonna buy it.
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,202
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Dirty white bar tape still looks better than...

Dirty white bar tape still looks better than black bar tape that should've been white in the first place.
08-17-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Chain fell off. Stick it back on (to the...

Chain fell off.

Stick it back on (to the front cog).

Job done.
07-16-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,413
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I don't "believe" in the *entire system*. A new...

I don't "believe" in the *entire system*. A new one is needed.
07-15-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 813
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Too big? What size are you wanting? It has to be...

Too big? What size are you wanting? It has to be big enough for a chain to go through.

This one should do the job.
...
07-14-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,413
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Cops should not be enforcing traffic law,...

Cops should not be enforcing traffic law, straight up. They do it discriminately, if at all, almost always at the expense of poor and brown people. It's clear cops cannot be trusted to do this.
...
07-01-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,050
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: 1,964
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: 105
Views: 5,679
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: 48
Views: 2,702
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: 71
Views: 4,166
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: 1,475
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: 1,915
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: 1,006
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: 3,026
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: 1,456
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: 2,527
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: 2,527
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: 2,527
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: 656
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: 771
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: 1,972
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: 1,972
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: 1,972
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: 1,161
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: 579
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: 1,119
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: 1,972
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: 706
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: 706
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: 1,779
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: 456
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: 706
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: 211
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: 866
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: 422
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: 29,092
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: 92
Views: 4,022
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: 566
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

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

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,424
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: 9,587
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: 587
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: 2,349
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...
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