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07-18-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,223
Posted By robertorolfo

This. You only need some modest observation...

This. You only need some modest observation skills to see that there are tons of people out there that won't hesitate to cheat, in just about every aspect of life. Some people simply believe it is...
07-03-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 23,606
Posted By robertorolfo

Rode my second ever race/crit yesterday, and did...

Rode my second ever race/crit yesterday, and did OK.

Prior to the race, I came up with what I thought was a brilliant and foolproof strategy: enter a race on July 2nd, on a night when there is a...
07-03-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,696
Posted By robertorolfo

Well, at least we agree on these two points. ...

Well, at least we agree on these two points.

And, as you mentioned, the most infuriating thing is the police ignoring the numerous violations from motorists (you can easily see one every 10...
07-03-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By robertorolfo

You shouldn't have to say much. If you were...

You shouldn't have to say much. If you were paying for a service and no longer wish to pay for it, you don't really owe the person an explanation. That doesn't mean you should be rude, but you aren't...
07-03-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By robertorolfo

Update: so far the blue loctite has been holding...

Update: so far the blue loctite has been holding it in place, and yesterday I did a fair bit of riding on some very rough roads with a ton of shifting.

If this doesn't hold, I'm pretty sure some...
07-03-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By robertorolfo

As most say, order doesn't really matter,...

As most say, order doesn't really matter, although it makes very little sense to mount the front derailleur before mounting the cranks. But I guess if you leave it loose...

And tightening things...
07-02-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By robertorolfo

Excellent

Excellent
07-02-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By robertorolfo

Yeah, sorry about that picture. Below is a...

Yeah, sorry about that picture. Below is a diagram that illustrates it better. That's not the same model derailleur that I have, but that pin is the same (and as you can see, doesn't have a part...
07-02-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By robertorolfo

As others said, you have to indicate when it...

As others said, you have to indicate when it happens, and what equipment you are running.



This doesn't help at all, while on the off chance that the OP is running friction, Fiets post will be...
07-01-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By robertorolfo

Strange Campagnolo Chorus 11sp Issue

So I purchased a used 11sp Chorus group about a 6 months ago, but only recently got it installed and put to use. First impressions were great, but then I noticed the shifting seemed to be getting a...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,629
Posted By robertorolfo

And what do you think makes those French trains...

And what do you think makes those French trains go?

I really don't understand some of the criticism of nuclear energy, as it is by far the best choice among the current options, and most...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,121
Posted By robertorolfo

Yeah, can we talk about this? How annoyed do you...

Yeah, can we talk about this? How annoyed do you get when it's a nice dry day, so you are riding a bike without fenders, and then you come up on some stream running across the road because someone is...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1,274
Views: 33,769
Posted By robertorolfo

Quite a few more bikes than usual on the streets...

Quite a few more bikes than usual on the streets of NYC these past few days. People seem to think it needs to be over 85 degrees Fahrenheit for it to be good biking weather, when in reality it's a...
06-27-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By robertorolfo

Are you sure you have the best bike fit/setup?...

Are you sure you have the best bike fit/setup? Could be a contributing factor.
06-27-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,696
Posted By robertorolfo

I think he was talking specifically about NYC,...

I think he was talking specifically about NYC, where space is, as they say, at a premium. Making the existing bike lanes any bigger would be difficult at best.
06-27-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,696
Posted By robertorolfo

Yes, and it seems like things have changed a lot...

Yes, and it seems like things have changed a lot since then. Mostly I'd say it's because there simply don't seem to be as many messengers as there used to be (likely because of the internet, email,...
06-27-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,421
Posted By robertorolfo

Or maybe you have no idea what a polite society...

Or maybe you have no idea what a polite society is?
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 16,367
Posted By robertorolfo

Plot twist: I received an email memo yesterday...

Plot twist: I received an email memo yesterday from "building management" informing us that some bikes had been recently stolen from the bike storage area. My GF was pretty alarmed, but I told her...
06-26-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,696
Posted By robertorolfo

Ha, nice try. Nowhere did I mention who was at...

Ha, nice try. Nowhere did I mention who was at fault in this particular case. I simply exposed how patently absurd (and insulting in this context) your statement about the riding habits of messengers...
06-26-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,421
Posted By robertorolfo

Enlighten yourself. Culturally,...

Enlighten yourself.





Culturally, it is neither normal nor acceptable in NYC (and many other places in the world), so why are you trying to argue otherwise?

Yes, if someone is in the...
06-26-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,696
Posted By robertorolfo

Of course I know how they behave, I ride here...

Of course I know how they behave, I ride here almost every day. Do you? Do you think that Qicksilver was a documentary or something? Because the reality these days is way different.

The amount of...
06-26-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By robertorolfo

Ah, I see, you are going to be one of these guys?...

Ah, I see, you are going to be one of these guys? Well, sorry, but you are wrong here. A power modulator is exactly what I said it is: a highly unsophisticated anti-like system. As in, it's a device...
06-26-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,696
Posted By robertorolfo

What are you talking about? Really, do you have...

What are you talking about? Really, do you have any clue? I see you (and all of your precious KOMs) are in Southern California, so why this comment? It's utter nonsense.



This. It takes no more...
06-26-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,421
Posted By robertorolfo

Yeah, no. Your claim about extreme examples...

Yeah, no. Your claim about extreme examples simply isn't true.

It may not be specifically stated in the laws or rules of the path, but in culture it absolutely is expected (especially in NYC)....
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,629
Posted By robertorolfo

Does this include the pollution associated with...

Does this include the pollution associated with simply feeding all of these people? Serious question.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,121
Posted By robertorolfo

Sex appeal sells, and speed is sexy. Fenders very...

Sex appeal sells, and speed is sexy. Fenders very rarely, if ever, make a bike look faster.

Plus, it's another fiddly part for manufacturers to deal with. They might have to produce/procure them...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,274
Views: 33,769
Posted By robertorolfo

I've been enjoying your updates, and the fact...

I've been enjoying your updates, and the fact that you no longer think they are necessary is good news. Glad you are on the right track.

If only you had a little more clearance, you could have...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,629
Posted By robertorolfo

I agree with a lot of what you said, but you...

I agree with a lot of what you said, but you can't ignore the fact that China and India alone have 2.6 billion people. Yes, that's 2.6 billion mouths to feed (with all of the pollution needed to do...
06-25-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,421
Posted By robertorolfo

So should someone be able to setup a picnic table...

So should someone be able to setup a picnic table in the middle of an MUP? I mean, it's multi-use, right?

Aren't they paths intended for movement? And so, if shared, shouldn't we endeavor to move...
06-25-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By robertorolfo

I read the entire thread, and the only thing is...

I read the entire thread, and the only thing is what you just mentioned: some "power modulator" that essentially acts as super simple anti-lock mechanism. So people were locking up the brakes, and...
06-25-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,421
Posted By robertorolfo

Where I am located, you regularly have e-bikes,...

Where I am located, you regularly have e-bikes, e-scooters and e-skateboards in the bike lanes and going 20mph plus (if they are actually traveling with the flow of traffic. They usually slow down...
06-25-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,847
Posted By robertorolfo

What kind of nonsense is this? Really? Using your...

What kind of nonsense is this? Really? Using your logic, it would be impossible to execute a turn on anything but a completely empty roadway.

Expecting drivers behind you to stop is reasonable,...
06-25-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,421
Posted By robertorolfo

It's not a question of being able to deal with...

It's not a question of being able to deal with something disorderly, it's about efficiency. Disorderly is not efficient, and inefficient is just an unnecessary waste of people's time and energy.
...
06-25-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,421
Posted By robertorolfo

What's ironic about it? And when you ride...

What's ironic about it?

And when you ride your kick scooter, so you generally ride in a straight line, or do you weave around a lot as you "kick"? Do you periodically look behind you to see who...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,166
Posted By robertorolfo

I was gonna say the same thing You...

I was gonna say the same thing



You know he is in Scotland, right? We Americans have be spoiled by cheap gas/petrol for years now...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By robertorolfo

Good catch. It's the Ceramic Wet Lube. I've...

Good catch. It's the Ceramic Wet Lube.

I've been using Finish Line Dry on my other bikes, and I'm happy with it, but it would indeed wear off pretty quick in the rain, so I decided to try the...
06-24-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,557
Posted By robertorolfo

When I first read the story and it said the drive...

When I first read the story and it said the drive wasn't immediately charged, I was really bothered. Now that I'm hearing this, it seems like the publicity is the perfect opportunity to 'set an...
06-24-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By robertorolfo

Electric Citi Bike Brake Issues?

(I did a search for this and nothing came up, so my apologies if this is being discussed elsewhere)
...
06-24-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,421
Posted By robertorolfo

Bingo. Bike paths were created for a...

Bingo.

Bike paths were created for a reason, and allowing something with a motor to use them essentially negates that reason.
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By robertorolfo

I'm trying Finish Line Ceramic at the moment, and...

I'm trying Finish Line Ceramic at the moment, and after getting caught in the rain a couple of times it seems to be holding up rather well.
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,274
Views: 33,769
Posted By robertorolfo

I'm glad you reported it. That incident sounds...

I'm glad you reported it. That incident sounds really bad, and making contact with you simply isn't acceptable (public servant or otherwise).
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 16,367
Posted By robertorolfo

As Tom said, everyone has a different situation,...

As Tom said, everyone has a different situation, and different parts of the city have different characteristics. When I moved in with my GF, I decided to sublet my old apartment rather than simply...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,629
Posted By robertorolfo

Because I think it puts a lot of people on bikes...

Because I think it puts a lot of people on bikes that probably shouldn't be on bikes. Everyone should have the right to ride, but when your riding is unsafe and detrimental to others (other riders,...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,851
Posted By robertorolfo

Yes, and I forgot to point out that the slimmer...

Yes, and I forgot to point out that the slimmer fitting styles don't need to be clipped or tucked in. Unless you have a funky pedal stroke, your pants will be nowhere near your chain.
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 16,367
Posted By robertorolfo

I'm not offended that you only asked Tom about...

I'm not offended that you only asked Tom about what he does. No, really, I'm not...

Buuut, just FYI, some of us go through such machinations as subletting a 2BR apartment as a 1BR, just so that...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,851
Posted By robertorolfo

Step 1: Go to Zara (particularly when things are...

Step 1: Go to Zara (particularly when things are on sale)
Step 2: Buy some cheap but nice looking pants that are slim in the lower leg
Step 3: Ride, ride, ride, and dispose of this disposable...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,629
Posted By robertorolfo

This is part of a bigger issue in iconic cities...

This is part of a bigger issue in iconic cities all over the world. Tourism is impeding on the everyday lives of local residents, and many times with a significant impact on the quality of life for...
06-18-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,917
Posted By robertorolfo

I've always enjoyed working on my bikes as much...

I've always enjoyed working on my bikes as much as I do riding them (and sometimes I even get annoyed when everything is working right and properly maintained, because there is nothing to do).
...
06-18-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7,351
Views: 1,940,836
Posted By robertorolfo

I like everything but the crank. Tires and wheels...

I like everything but the crank. Tires and wheels look especially good.
06-18-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 904
Posted By robertorolfo

Maybe also, "Intimidation Ports", because if you...

Maybe also, "Intimidation Ports", because if you see someone (or better yet, their mechanic) putting some oil in on the starting line of a race, you know that guy means business.
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