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09-18-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,421
Posted By robertorolfo

I was wondering why nobody mentioned the amazing...

I was wondering why nobody mentioned the amazing "Tour De France" album by Kraftwerk, and then I realized that this thread pretty much predates that album. Anyway, for something more modern dedicated...
09-16-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By robertorolfo

If either of you is willing to sell a rider...

If either of you is willing to sell a rider quality pair of caps (or worse), I'm interested and not in a particular rush. Just let me know how much.
09-16-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 952
Posted By robertorolfo

Am I doing something wrong? My experience is...

Am I doing something wrong? My experience is almost exclusively with modern Deda two-bolt posts, but I find that when I start to tighten them up the final turns on the rear bolt start to change the...
09-15-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 952
Posted By robertorolfo

Deda make a "classic" style silver seatpost that...

Deda make a "classic" style silver seatpost that isn't too expensive, although it is quite long and you may want to cut it.

Also, some used Gipiemme seatposts can be found online that are pretty...
09-10-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By robertorolfo

Well, that seems to make sense. I've been looking...

Well, that seems to make sense. I've been looking for an SL frame, and this is in my size, but I'd like to be sure. Maybe I'll try to email their shop...
09-09-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By robertorolfo

What makes you think it is SL tubing?

What makes you think it is SL tubing?
09-09-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By robertorolfo

Yes, those levers get a bad rap, but they can...

Yes, those levers get a bad rap, but they can actually be quite good.

I found out for myself when I bought a used bike with them. The first time I squeezed them on the ride home I was really...
09-09-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By robertorolfo

I think you are being a little too hard on them....

I think you are being a little too hard on them. I actually like their work thus far, and you certainly can't blame them for taking some strange questions on during the less exciting parts of the...
09-09-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,807
Posted By robertorolfo

Believe me, I'm very familiar with the worlds of...

Believe me, I'm very familiar with the worlds of motorcycle and car racing, and I agree with everything you said. I read (or misread) your original statement as saying that ABS was generally not well...
09-09-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 5,234
Posted By robertorolfo

The writing. It's poorly worded and leaves the...

The writing. It's poorly worded and leaves the reader confused as to how many team members tested positive (one from each of those teams, or four from each). And of course this detail makes all the...
09-09-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,807
Posted By robertorolfo

If only you had some decent stopping power to use...

If only you had some decent stopping power to use before making this post...



Desperation? Are you sure you are using the right word? Where do you see desperation there?
09-08-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,755
Posted By robertorolfo

I would say they could definitely be infected,...

I would say they could definitely be infected, since yelling apparently ejects more virus into the air, and the riders are breathing very heavily and deeply. But I'm not an expert...

And yes, I...
09-08-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,807
Posted By robertorolfo

Do I think that is the sole reason for them doing...

Do I think that is the sole reason for them doing it? Probably not, but can't be sure. Do I think it's one of the reasons? Yes.
09-08-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 5,234
Posted By robertorolfo

"Tour de France...

"Tour de France (https://www.cyclingnews.com/tour-de-france/) organisers ASO and the UCI have confirmed that four staff members from the Cofidis, AG2R La Mondiale, Ineos Grenadiers and...
09-08-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,755
Posted By robertorolfo

I'd say 'so far, so good,' and the same for the...

I'd say 'so far, so good,' and the same for the US Open tennis, but what I saw on stage 8 prompted me to post here. And for those that might have missed it, there were instances of fans screaming...
09-08-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,807
Posted By robertorolfo

You know that ABS has become big in the...

You know that ABS has become big in the motorcycling world the past few years, right? And yes, I know about contact patch and suspension differences, but the point is that the technology is...
09-08-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,242
Posted By robertorolfo

Ha, what? Seriously?

Ha, what? Seriously?
08-23-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By robertorolfo

You have tension on the front derailleur cable?...

You have tension on the front derailleur cable? It might fit through perfectly once pulled taught (if the FD is positioned correctly),
08-21-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 345
Posted By robertorolfo

Makes sense. Also, don't forget that a shorter...

Makes sense. Also, don't forget that a shorter wheelbase should give more nimble handling.
08-21-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,755
Posted By robertorolfo

I'm definitely not trying to gloat, and I still...

I'm definitely not trying to gloat, and I still think they should do their best to ban fans from attending.

Anyway, I may have spoken too soon, as I just read that an AG2R rider has tested...
08-20-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By robertorolfo

In the interest of completeness, here is my long...

In the interest of completeness, here is my long term update:

The noise is gone! After applying a tiny bit of grease to the spine and a few drops of tri-flow to the rivets, the sound got...
08-20-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,755
Posted By robertorolfo

Hmmm, is it finally time to bring this thread...

Hmmm, is it finally time to bring this thread back to life? Less than 10 days away...
08-19-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,394
Posted By robertorolfo

In terms of materials, I can't say. But in terms...

In terms of materials, I can't say. But in terms of style? I'd say no, as that is a particularly unattractive example of modern CF.



They claim to be printing "continuous carbon fiber,"...
08-18-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19,607
Views: 3,207,448
Posted By robertorolfo

Had to stare at my keyboard for a solid 10...

Had to stare at my keyboard for a solid 10 seconds, but it was worth it. Great observation...
08-13-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 742
Posted By robertorolfo

Yes, a hard C is correct if you are pronouncing...

Yes, a hard C is correct if you are pronouncing the word in isolation, but it's short for Michelin, and Italians don't pronounce that name with a hard C when talking about the tires. Also, it might...
08-08-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 742
Posted By robertorolfo

Interesting on the hard C. Yes, I spent nearly a...

Interesting on the hard C. Yes, I spent nearly a decade in Rome, although I wasn't really biking much. Strictly two-wheeled transportation, but the kind with an engine. It's a great city, although...
08-07-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By robertorolfo

PM'ing about the Titanium (non Alps)

PM'ing about the Titanium (non Alps)
08-07-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By robertorolfo

I was just about to ask why Gipiemme, Ofmega and...

I was just about to ask why Gipiemme, Ofmega and Miche were left off the list. All ISO?
08-07-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 742
Posted By robertorolfo

Assuming your LBS is in Rome, how did the guy...

Assuming your LBS is in Rome, how did the guy there pronounce Miche? Soft or hard?

And which hills are you riding?
08-07-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By robertorolfo

Great minds. I pretty much do the same, although...

Great minds. I pretty much do the same, although I don't even bother with the straps. I find that the clip alone is enough to provide some holding force without any fuss. And yes, in a pinch you can...
08-07-20, 10:48 AM
08-04-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,647
Posted By robertorolfo

Yep, or the single Campagnolo component (usually...

Yep, or the single Campagnolo component (usually a front derailleur) among a sea of mismatched parts from other brands, but stil "Campagnolo parts."

Reminds me of a Tommasini that was on...
08-04-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,326
Posted By robertorolfo

Thank god for guys like you! Your preference for...

Thank god for guys like you! Your preference for Marry Ann means that I don't have to elbow past as many other guys in order to light Ginger's cigarette for her and fall madly in love the second she...
08-04-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,647
Posted By robertorolfo

"Premium Campagnolo Mirage (or Xenon)...

"Premium Campagnolo Mirage (or Xenon) Parts..."
08-04-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,326
Posted By robertorolfo

In my experience, cotton is easier to work with...

In my experience, cotton is easier to work with compared to more "modern" tapes, and the adhesive makes top down wrapping clean and effective.
07-31-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 564
Posted By robertorolfo

I thought that was what Q-tips were invented for?

I thought that was what Q-tips were invented for?
Forum: Commuting
07-31-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,823
Posted By robertorolfo

Since when does that stop us from the amusing...

Since when does that stop us from the amusing pastime of arguing about the subjective issue of the ideal commuter bike?
07-31-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By robertorolfo

Interesting... and disappointing. I really wonder...

Interesting... and disappointing. I really wonder if it can't be finagled, and they simply don't want people trying it at home...
07-31-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,330
Posted By robertorolfo

Yep, it's a constant struggle here where 'staying...

Yep, it's a constant struggle here where 'staying out of the door zone' is simply unrealistic in some situations. But I always slow down if that is the case, keeping the brakes covered.

So what's...
07-31-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,383
Posted By robertorolfo

Had a couple of those recently, including a...

Had a couple of those recently, including a Tommasini Velocista on local craigslist that I missed by a day. It was't exactly cheap ($900 with a mishmash of Campagnolo parts), but it was my size and...
07-31-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By robertorolfo

I'm sending a PM...

I'm sending a PM...
07-31-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,110
Posted By robertorolfo

Writing this might be the biggest jinx of all...

Writing this might be the biggest jinx of all time, but here goes: I've been riding and commuting on Vittoria Corsa G's in NYC for over a year now, and have only gotten one flat from a small strand...
07-31-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,330
Posted By robertorolfo

Ha, I wouldn't trust antsy drivers behind me at...

Ha, I wouldn't trust antsy drivers behind me at 15mph, but that part of Queens is a little different to my area (Astoria/LIC) and Manhattan, so I can imagine that 15mph is fine for the side streets.
07-31-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By robertorolfo

How is EC-SR037 different from EC-RE137? Could...

How is EC-SR037 different from EC-RE137? Could the 137 possibly be modified to work in place of the 037?
07-30-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 683
Posted By robertorolfo

Hey, I haven't forgotten and may take you up on...

Hey, I haven't forgotten and may take you up on the offer some day, although most of my Ultra Torque stuff is pretty new and I have a few bikes to spread my miles around on...

So maybe I should...
07-30-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,330
Posted By robertorolfo

What part of Queens or Manhattan are you riding...

What part of Queens or Manhattan are you riding in? 15mph isn't going to make you anything other than an obstacle in a car lane...
07-29-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,110
Posted By robertorolfo

What does that mean, "to say Ferrari is not Enzo...

What does that mean, "to say Ferrari is not Enzo is the hight of ignorance"? Not sure what you are trying to say there.

Getting back to Le Mans, this all started with a discussion of modern day...
07-28-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,110
Posted By robertorolfo

I was referring to gentleman racers who, unless I...

I was referring to gentleman racers who, unless I am mistaken, are the guys that pay their own way to race at high levels because nobody is willing to pay them to drive. (Not that there's anything...
07-28-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19,607
Views: 3,207,448
Posted By robertorolfo

I totally agree with what you wrote about...

I totally agree with what you wrote about Brooklyn, hipsters, their inflated and unrealistic opinions of themselves, and the prices they ask for less than special items. That said, I've had decent...
07-27-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By robertorolfo

Such a good deal that I may look for some 36h...

Such a good deal that I may look for some 36h hubs to pair them with...
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