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Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-13, 03:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,734
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

Agreed. Fastidious, yet morbidly obese.

Agreed. Fastidious, yet morbidly obese.
Forum: Touring
10-01-13, 03:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,584
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

You may find it personally satisfying, but you...

You may find it personally satisfying, but you might as well just kick your dog in the ribs for all the influence it will have.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-13, 03:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,734
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

With all due respect, you have no idea what...

With all due respect, you have no idea what you're missing. Avg speeds may be 6-8mph for short trips, but some are hammering off to work at over 25mph. There are even bike routes between cities rated...
Forum: Touring
10-01-13, 03:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,584
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

It doesn't matter what part of gov't you wish to...

It doesn't matter what part of gov't you wish to blame. It's not the fault of those looking after our trails and parks. They're just doing their jobs. They're not the ones who deserve 'a piece of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-13, 02:38 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,575
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

Now you made me spill my coffee. Please send me...

Now you made me spill my coffee. Please send me your details so my lawyers can get in touch with you.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-13, 01:24 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,575
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

Yesterday I watched a pedestrian crossing on the...

Yesterday I watched a pedestrian crossing on the red without once glancing away from her phone. Had she been hit, I'd place fault directly on the inventor of whatever app was engrossing her at that...
Forum: Touring
10-01-13, 01:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,584
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

Let's direct our hostility towards Congress....

Let's direct our hostility towards Congress. Those who are doing the policing and patrolling are just doing their jobs. Many are unpaid, for the time being. Give them a break.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-13, 12:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,734
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

I'll take that bet. I lived there last year and...

I'll take that bet.
I lived there last year and for several years prior. Roadways as fast or busy as the one in the video would be classified as 'A Series'. Those are the Dutch Interstates. Bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-13, 10:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,734
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

It may have been a bit unfair to point out the...

It may have been a bit unfair to point out the riders two-abreast. But that road really doesn't have a good enough shoulder for safe riding. You and I may have ridden roads like that a lot. But the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-13, 09:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,734
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

Serious cyclists in Holland use the city...

Serious cyclists in Holland use the city infrastructures too, though sometimes at reduced speeds. That's how they get out onto the rural and inter-city bike infrastructure. Many also use the commute...
10-01-13, 09:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,107
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

I never would want to fill the nooks and crannies...

I never would want to fill the nooks and crannies in my chain with a solvent, cleaner, or anything else that's not a lubricant. I use a quick link, then a soak in a paraffin bath (which may have some...
Forum: Touring
10-01-13, 08:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,584
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

The Hains Point Park loop in DC was taped off and...

The Hains Point Park loop in DC was taped off and barricaded this morning. One police officer driving away was on his megaphone saying the park was closed. Though there was nobody physically stopping...
Forum: Northeast
10-01-13, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

I'd highly recommend this ride (any distance is...

I'd highly recommend this ride (any distance is probably equally nice) to all area BFers. Rode the 104 and loved it. The course was fast and fun. Low traffic roads and/or very wide shoulders for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-13, 08:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,734
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

One of the factors alluded to in the video is...

One of the factors alluded to in the video is driver education. When cycling in the Netherlands, one doesn't encounter such ignorant attitudes towards the space a cyclist needs on the road. Drivers...
05-16-13, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,539
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

He wants to point two bars forward from the...

He wants to point two bars forward from the middle of his drop bars. Into these he would install bar end shifters.
HillRider gave the solution in post 6. His comment seems to have been ignored.
05-16-13, 03:00 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,886
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

For it to have been a strawman, it would have at...

For it to have been a strawman, it would have at least needed to have been directed at you or Jan. (For reference purposes, this comment is an example of something directed at you.)

My earlier...
05-16-13, 02:14 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,886
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

Exactly. Where I live there are plenty of...

Exactly.
Where I live there are plenty of examples of both separated and painted side lanes. One major issue with the latter is how they're often occupied by parked cars, taxis, delivery vans....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-13, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

I don't pay a lot of attention to matching my...

I don't pay a lot of attention to matching my socks with arm-warmers.
I look a lot better than my bike no matter what I wear.
My bike is pretty. I'm exquisite. Can't help it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-13, 01:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,534
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

^The words 'comfort' and 'lead out guy' are...

^The words 'comfort' and 'lead out guy' are rarely seen together. I'm sure they're just using a conventional tape wrap. It's not a very stable position, but the best bike handlers make it look easy....
05-16-13, 01:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,616
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

They're not in the least bit at war with the...

They're not in the least bit at war with the cycling community. They're just annoyed by the road closure and the associated circus of a pro bike race. And they chose a bizarre way to express this.
05-16-13, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,539
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

Are you wanting to put bar ends on a drop bar?...

Are you wanting to put bar ends on a drop bar? Not going to be easy.
Normal road drop bars have a grip diameter of 23.8mm. Flat or MTB bars are 22.2. You could maybe find a 22.2 clamp bar end that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-13, 12:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,534
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

Though hated by some, aero bars are generally...

Though hated by some, aero bars are generally fine for solo riding. They offer a different position for the rider and can improve speed. There is an insignificant weight penalty.

Aero bars are...
05-16-13, 12:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,988
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

FOX Street Journal doesn't understand cycling?...

FOX Street Journal doesn't understand cycling? OMG!!!
05-13-13, 10:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,574
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

You realize there is a world of difference...

You realize there is a world of difference between the fork you linked and the black one on the last page, right? The silver one has a huge rake and might handle like junk if your head tube angle...
05-13-13, 10:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

Not many original components on that bike. ...

Not many original components on that bike.
Frame is decent, but agree that it's not worth sinking money into except for tires/tubes. Ride it hard and have fun!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-13, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

Well done. The French are known for their...

Well done. The French are known for their trackstands.
http://news.velonation.com/Men/Track/B/original/Bauge_Gregory_Grenoble11-1.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-13, 10:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,123
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

What/whom does this poll of brands serve?

What/whom does this poll of brands serve?
05-13-13, 10:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,574
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

There is no way those marks were created while...

There is no way those marks were created while the bike was being ridden.
It happened at the factory/build shop or tubing factory. Bearings don't magically cut through steel tubes like that.
...
05-13-13, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,658
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

^Agreed. Most hatchbacks/ small wagons you can...

^Agreed. Most hatchbacks/ small wagons you can toss the bike in without even needing to take off the front wheel (assuming nobody's in the back seats).
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-13, 02:34 PM
Forum: Introductions
05-13-13, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,100
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

Did you try to get the hook in the crotch of the...

Did you try to get the hook in the crotch of the rack (where that bit angles toward the ground)?
The way it's supposed to work is you place the metal hook in that upside-down V. Then lift the bag...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-13, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

See South Park's 'The F Word'...

See South Park's 'The F Word' (http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s13e12-the-f-word) for instruction on the appropriate use of that and other words.
Oh, and learn how to trackstand. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-13, 12:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,493
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

Max speed is very dependent on where you ride....

Max speed is very dependent on where you ride. Where I grew up, there was a smooth straight steep hill I could easily do over 50 (80km/hr) on my cheap MTB. Around Maryland the pothole and traffic...
05-13-13, 11:34 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,819
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

Cycling is necessarily sport.

Cycling is necessarily sport.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-13, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,187
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

OP stripped a bolt and buckled a top cap. Not...

OP stripped a bolt and buckled a top cap. Not hard to imagine the outward and upward forces cracking the steerer. I suspect it's fine, but that's one of the last places you want to experience a...
05-13-13, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,308
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

Faulty chain. Steel for chains needs to have the...

Faulty chain. Steel for chains needs to have the right combination of flexibility, hardness and abrasion resistance. Not hard to mess up one of those. Ultegra chains were breaking like crazy a couple...
Forum: Introductions
05-13-13, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,100
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

A Tri club is often a newcomer's best bet for an...

A Tri club is often a newcomer's best bet for an introduction to the sport. Camaraderie, coaching, and motivation when you join in with a group of others all with similar goals....
Forum: Foo
05-13-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,774
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

Some may come back some don't. I have eradicated...

Some may come back some don't. I have eradicated ivy on two different properties without poison.
No, neither were immediate victories.
No, I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty.
This is my last...
Forum: Foo
05-13-13, 08:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,774
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

I (implicitly) told him to HTFU and yank it out....

I (implicitly) told him to HTFU and yank it out. You want me to go over there and do it for him?
(oh and please post video of you exposing your dog/kids to RoundUp)
Forum: Foo
05-13-13, 08:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,774
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

Thanks for the dissertation, Captain Obvious, but...

Thanks for the dissertation, Captain Obvious, but I know exactly what RoundUp is and how it works. Some say it's harmless, but be careful not to let you kids or pets near the stuff!...
Forum: Foo
05-13-13, 08:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,774
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

Unhelpful, unfriendly and unnecessary. You don't...

Unhelpful, unfriendly and unnecessary. You don't mind using poison on your property. We get that.
Others have successfully managed the problem without poison. Me included.
No need to be dismissive.
Forum: Foo
05-13-13, 07:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,774
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

blood, sweat and tears

blood, sweat and tears
05-13-13, 07:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,478
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

You have three important take-aways from this...

You have three important take-aways from this transaction and accompanying discussion:
Service companies will often err on the side of caution when recommending new parts,
Questionable cassettes...
05-13-13, 06:55 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,288
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

Also, in case you're wondering, it is OK to love...

Also, in case you're wondering, it is OK to love your bike that much.
05-13-13, 06:51 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,288
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

I never tried to do one before. Did a test now....

I never tried to do one before. Did a test now. Successful.
Did you hit 'save signature' after writing your sig?

Oh, and congrats!
05-10-13, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,022
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

Let some oil soak in there overnight, then try...

Let some oil soak in there overnight, then try again. If you don't mind how mangled the ring gets, Vice-Grips or a big pipe wrench will surely move it.
05-10-13, 01:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,685
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

I'd call it a 1" headset locknut.

I'd call it a 1" headset locknut.
05-10-13, 01:22 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,864
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

Not particularly, but doing better than their...

Not particularly, but doing better than their neighbo(u)rs to the south.
http://www.kids-sports-activities.com/images/global_obese_stats_vertical_picknik.jpg
05-10-13, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

After buying a new chain, cassette, rings, brake...

After buying a new chain, cassette, rings, brake pads and cables, you end up with a banged-up groupset which may or may not still work.
05-10-13, 01:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,730
Posted By Ferrous Bueller

http://www.massline.org/PhilosDog/E/Existentialism...

http://www.massline.org/PhilosDog/E/Existentialism.jpg
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