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Forum: Commuting
08-02-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,904
Posted By robertorolfo

They don't clean the streets in my neighborhood,...

They don't clean the streets in my neighborhood, so there are some spots with no restrictions at all. You could, conceivably, leave you car there indefinitely, so long as it is legal. I have a...
08-02-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 32,342
Posted By robertorolfo

What difference does it make? If you can't keep...

What difference does it make? If you can't keep up with the leaders, you can't keep up with the leaders.

I'm still fairly new to this sport, but I'm getting the impression that for a lot of guys...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,904
Posted By robertorolfo

Ahem! It's funny how you and I live in the...

Ahem!

It's funny how you and I live in the same city, and yet seem to have very different experiences (and I mean that in a positive and friendly way, not confrontational at all). That said, you...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 44,696
Posted By robertorolfo

Sorry to hear about that. My closest call...

Sorry to hear about that. My closest call recently was a similar situation: the car (SUV in my case) in front of me stopping short while I was looking behind at traffic in an adjacent lane. Those are...
07-26-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 32,342
Posted By robertorolfo

I don't want to derail this thread, but suffice...

I don't want to derail this thread, but suffice to say that this is pretty different from just about every other sport I have participated in. Rider status? Seriously? And allowing someone who has...
07-25-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 32,342
Posted By robertorolfo

Genuine question: is it allowed (or considered...

Genuine question: is it allowed (or considered good form) to get involved with the leaders when they are a lap down? Seems a bit suspect.
Forum: Commuting
07-24-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 44,696
Posted By robertorolfo

It was one day last week, although I'm not...

It was one day last week, although I'm not entirely sure which one. I live around there, and these days the sun is more or less setting between the buildings every night.
07-24-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,705
Posted By robertorolfo

Exactly this. Go over to the nearest...

Exactly this. Go over to the nearest weightlifting gym and you will find a guy (or several) that is taking steroids just to get big. There isn't some competition and there certainly isn't a payday,...
07-23-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,705
Posted By robertorolfo

Almost forgot to reply to this... ...

Almost forgot to reply to this...

Punctuation simply helps people understand what you are trying to say, no matter what you are saying. Period. Pun intended.

If you can't write clearly, then...
07-23-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,386
Posted By robertorolfo

Were you working on ITER???

Were you working on ITER???
07-23-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,705
Posted By robertorolfo

I'm not an expert on the sport or on the scene,...

I'm not an expert on the sport or on the scene, but your outlook on general human nature seems a bit naive. People don't need to be getting paid to dope. They are just as likely, if not more likely,...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 44,696
Posted By robertorolfo

I'll see your Hudson River, and raise you one...

I'll see your Hudson River, and raise you one East River (during "Manhattanhenge"). No famous plane landings that I'm aware of, but sea planes are taking off and landing on the river a few times a...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,134
Posted By robertorolfo

Your Bianchi Osprey is most likely a high quality...

Your Bianchi Osprey is most likely a high quality frame, even if not the lightest and/or most advanced. Something new might not necessarily be better, and adding the right components to the Bianchi...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,675
Posted By robertorolfo

Do you like working on bikes (pro-bono to start)?...

Do you like working on bikes (pro-bono to start)? I might have a few ideas (and no, not fixing my bikes for me. I do that myself).

Also, I have another "bike related" project that might be fun...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,395
Posted By robertorolfo

Quick google, and you can't even make this stuff...

Quick google, and you can't even make this stuff up. The fun starts about halfway through, with the highlight coming at 4:21 (and remember, this is a recommendation).... ...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,395
Posted By robertorolfo

Yep, you see tons of these in NYC, and normally...

Yep, you see tons of these in NYC, and normally in the bike lane. There are a lot of imperfections in the roads here, but from what I have seen those boards handle them surprisingly well.

How...
07-18-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,705
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: 431
Views: 32,342
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: 4,426
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: 2,892
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: 569
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: 1,150
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: 805
Posted By robertorolfo

Excellent

Excellent
07-02-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
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: 704
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: 569
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: 10,194
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: 72
Views: 10,893
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: 1,500
Views: 44,696
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: 2,643
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: 4,426
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: 4,426
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: 121
Views: 12,770
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: 197
Views: 20,886
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: 4,426
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: 121
Views: 12,770
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: 4,426
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: 1,687
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: 4,426
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: 121
Views: 12,770
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: 10,194
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: 72
Views: 10,893
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: 1,500
Views: 44,696
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: 10,194
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: 121
Views: 12,770
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: 1,687
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: 121
Views: 12,770
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: 5,529
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: 121
Views: 12,770
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: 121
Views: 12,770
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...
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