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03-31-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,839
Posted By wheelreason

10% bleach/distiled h2o ($.60 per gallon at...

10% bleach/distiled h2o ($.60 per gallon at Walmart) in a spray bottle, wipe down all surfaces, then do the same with just water, and then dry. Bleach kills on contact unlike alcohol and other...
03-31-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By wheelreason

Are you sure Capt. Obvious?

Are you sure Capt. Obvious?
03-20-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By wheelreason

No need to wonder, I've done it several times,...

No need to wonder, I've done it several times, and plumbers use them to loosen much higher torques. I'm not suggesting that using the threaded cog makes sense, I like your idea better, and have done...
03-19-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By wheelreason

With a strap wrench.

With a strap wrench.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,563
Posted By wheelreason

Get a ti frame, have it painted, slap a Columbus...

Get a ti frame, have it painted, slap a Columbus sticker on it and tell everyone it's steel...
Wanting a light steel bike is like wanting the "dancer" you marry after knowing her for 3 weeks to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By wheelreason

Life lesson? ok boomer, everyone knows that to...

Life lesson? ok boomer, everyone knows that to learn anything, you do your "research" on YouBoob, and ask the InterWeb what to do.... :)
02-28-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By wheelreason

I hear you can write messages on small pieces of...

I hear you can write messages on small pieces of paper and train pigeons to deliver them, at least until someone develops a way to transmit the human voice over vast distances, but with the price of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By wheelreason

This^. I would do a rigid fork sporty hybrid or a...

This^. I would do a rigid fork sporty hybrid or a CX or gravel type bike. Not only will you be able to outfit them with a rack and other utility items, the "roads" are not really muy bueno. If you go...
02-25-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By wheelreason

Assuming the problem is what you describe,...

Assuming the problem is what you describe, between $60 and $120. Most likely though, the misalignment, if it exists lies somewhere in the brake itself and/or the mount or adapter. Would have to...
02-22-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By wheelreason

If they can be adjusted to work, getting them...

If they can be adjusted to work, getting them "faced" (I'm assuming you feel they are somewhat out of alignment in some way) will not improve braking, it might make them less prone to rub if a...
02-22-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By wheelreason

"I know that they need to be" I know that I...

"I know that they need to be"

I know that I want to get out of dealing with cycling customers. So, you got them to work, the LBS says they can adjust them to work, BD doesn't see the problem, What...
02-09-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,406
Posted By wheelreason

Is there a way to pin this to all future "should...

Is there a way to pin this to all future "should I buy a used carbon frame" threads
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,376
Posted By wheelreason

Nope, just my 3 time outs... :)

Nope, just my 3 time outs... :)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,376
Posted By wheelreason

I'm throwing the equivalent of the red challenge...

I'm throwing the equivalent of the red challenge flag here. If you are comparing left over depreciated, discounted stuff to current inventory, the comparison is logically absurd, no matter how it...
02-07-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By wheelreason

Royal with cheese, look at the B.R.A.I.N. on...

Royal with cheese, look at the B.R.A.I.N. on Reason...
02-05-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,275
Posted By wheelreason

Stealing from work is an option I guess. We...

Stealing from work is an option I guess. We hooked up with a guy who somehow got the old hotel towels when they changed them out. They cut them in half to prevent them from being recycled (more...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 684
Posted By wheelreason

4700 won't play nice with previous Shimano 10...

4700 won't play nice with previous Shimano 10 speed set ups. It is essentially an 11 speed system with one (cog, click, speed, shift) take your pick left out.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By wheelreason

Don Pan, max out your insurance first though...

Don Pan, max out your insurance first though...
01-27-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By wheelreason

The tire in the video isn't properly seated. If...

The tire in the video isn't properly seated. If the usual KY type solutions don't do the trick, check the rim strip if there is one. Some rim/tire combinations don't like to play nice. I put on ear...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,415
Posted By wheelreason

I do my long ride with a slower group of club...

I do my long ride with a slower group of club riders, depending on what mood I'm in, I'll either put my wife's hybrid wheels on, pull the front, or do intervals and turn around and chase back up. I...
12-29-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 688
Posted By wheelreason

Suntour and index is like ice cream and ketchup...

Suntour and index is like ice cream and ketchup...
12-29-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 910
Posted By wheelreason

Can you look around for a sextant and an abacus?...

Can you look around for a sextant and an abacus? I really like those for...

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,510
Posted By wheelreason

Lemond has a carbon fiber factory? I saw a few...

Lemond has a carbon fiber factory? I saw a few limited edition Lemonds made at the Look factory recently. I had a Z team colored TSX, that I used to race on. Liked it, didn't love it.

...
11-12-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,351
Posted By wheelreason

Greedy LBS! I live for roadies coming in with...

Greedy LBS! I live for roadies coming in with stuff where they bit off too much, the algorithm says CHARGE!
And yes, it takes longer to take the tool out of the case, clean it, and put it away that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 925
Posted By wheelreason

And Brooklyn certainly qualifies as one...

And Brooklyn certainly qualifies as one...
11-04-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By wheelreason

Je ne parle pas Mavic® combe bien du en Euros?...

Je ne parle pas Mavic® combe bien du en Euros?...
11-04-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By wheelreason

This man knows his stuff. I leave the zip tie on...

This man knows his stuff. I leave the zip tie on my beater, and just spin it around when I need it.
11-01-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 25,989
Posted By wheelreason

So the P in P trap is for Pinarello? Who knew....

So the P in P trap is for Pinarello? Who knew. I'm changing all my plumbing in the house to Columbus SL...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,371
Posted By wheelreason

Worst tire ever. The only tire I've actually...

Worst tire ever. The only tire I've actually taken off and replaced with something else after a couple of rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,218
Posted By wheelreason

It's a 110 on the picture, I've since gone to a...

It's a 110 on the picture, I've since gone to a 120 and slid the seat forward and up a few mm. I have really short legs, and a long torso, I ride a 13 or 14 stem on most other bikes. I'm actually...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,218
Posted By wheelreason

Because it cost me $666 for the whole...

Because it cost me $666 for the whole build...https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1936x1936/image_2961eee33cd6258243e4bab1acca493b54579955.jpeg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By wheelreason

More like ass easement, but yeah...

More like ass easement, but yeah...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,218
Posted By wheelreason

You know that movie, where the newlywed young...

You know that movie, where the newlywed young couple buy an old house, and the man needs to leave on a business trip, and the woman is left alone, and the creepy handyman/neighbor old man tells her...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By wheelreason

Only if you don't tilt your saddle too far...

Only if you don't tilt your saddle too far forward...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,489
Posted By wheelreason

Bike Doctor Annapolis is where? Trek had to choke...

Bike Doctor Annapolis is where? Trek had to choke on a big dealer's locations recently, no? I know of at least a few more that are not in great shape. The DMV area is about as good as density and...
11-30-18, 12:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 105,161
Posted By wheelreason

I feel it too...

I feel it too...
10-22-18, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By wheelreason

Binky, sell me some of your stash.

Binky, sell me some of your stash.
10-12-18, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 935
Posted By wheelreason

A narrow tire lever works, as does a coin.

A narrow tire lever works, as does a coin.
Forum: Commuting
10-07-18, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,558
Posted By wheelreason

The F train runs to LI now? Also It would be good...

The F train runs to LI now? Also It would be good to mention to those not familiar with NYC that while bringing bikes onto the subway is legal, it's probably not a good idea on certain lines during...
09-23-18, 01:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,910
Posted By wheelreason

I think your science teachers should refund their...

I think your science teachers should refund their paychecks...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By wheelreason

You don't put it in there all at once....

You don't put it in there all at once....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,770
Posted By wheelreason

Home depot sells 1/2" electrical tape in a multi...

Home depot sells 1/2" electrical tape in a multi color pack. It's what we use in the shop, but the 3/4" standard electrical tape works just as well. The trick is to not stretch the last bit too much,...
09-04-18, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 848
Posted By wheelreason

That's the best way to do it. If the threaded...

That's the best way to do it. If the threaded section doesn't go all the way through, you can do it with a longer bolt and a nut from the open side.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-18, 05:15 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,646
Posted By wheelreason

Sew much sew, I'm in stitches, plenty of material...

Sew much sew, I'm in stitches, plenty of material left....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By wheelreason

No country for old cyclists. I don't recall guys...

No country for old cyclists. I don't recall guys sticking their elbows in my ribs nearly as much on road races. Crits are mostly a blur, But I know I crashed probably 4 or 5x as much in them as I did...
08-28-18, 04:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,575
Posted By wheelreason

Then why did you say he was? Pizza and beer is...

Then why did you say he was? Pizza and beer is standard lunch at the shop, one or two, not guzzling. Customers sometimes bring a 6 pack, and even a bottle or 2 around the holidays. I agree that good...
08-24-18, 03:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,660
Posted By wheelreason

What? People have been greedy and ruthless since...

What? People have been greedy and ruthless since the beginning of time.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 901
Posted By wheelreason

Too late to do anything about it training wise,...

Too late to do anything about it training wise, or worry about it. The worst thing you can do is try to get in a challenging training ride and not recover in time. Resist the urge to start out to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-18, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By wheelreason

Wait, someone had the audacity not to acknowledge...

Wait, someone had the audacity not to acknowledge you? This can't stand! Something must be done! Oh, never mind, It's Jersey....
08-24-18, 06:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,103
Posted By wheelreason

Same here. Every so often, even after all my...

Same here. Every so often, even after all my efforts to persuade someone to sell their bike privately, he (it's always he) will insist that I "must" buy his bike in order for him to buy a new one...
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