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08-20-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,549
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Normally around Dublin we just leave the tops off...

Normally around Dublin we just leave the tops off our water bottles at all times, they automatically refill as you go along :) :) :)
08-20-19, 02:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,549
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Yeah, it's a constant problem for cyclists in the...

Yeah, it's a constant problem for cyclists in the apocalyptic no-go regions of the wasteland that is the western world - I mean, without that extra 500ml of water, who knows how many would be laying...
08-18-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,549
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I too was thinking 500ml bottles instead of 750ml...

I too was thinking 500ml bottles instead of 750ml bottles - wouldn't that fix the problem?
08-10-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Before you go to that extreme, try disconnecting...

Before you go to that extreme, try disconnecting everything and starting from scratch. (You'd have to do this anyway with any new FD.) Realign it w/the cranks, make sure it's all the correct angle &...
Forum: Foo
08-09-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,231
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

The worst "compliment" I ever received was, "Wow,...

The worst "compliment" I ever received was, "Wow, you must have a really good camera."

Yeah, thanks, it's not like I planned for the action to be at that location, at that time, with the light...
08-06-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 760
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Had an interesting similar problem with the...

Had an interesting similar problem with the neighbor's bike recently. It was 4 or 5 broken spokes, all near the hub. It was amazing the wheel didn't collapse.
07-31-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,213
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

A rock, or rocks, in the jersey pocket. But...

A rock, or rocks, in the jersey pocket.

But that is a bit moot if you can't see it coming.

Ideally, you'd want to predict the attack, and confront the dog off the bike if it's not too large.
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07-26-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,360
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I half-agree with Lance here, I always respected...

I half-agree with Lance here, I always respected the climbers more than the sprinters or TT experts. But that's just me, and because I like climbing too. I think it's easier for the casual fan to...
Replies: 68
Views: 5,987
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Jesus, if you spent half the time working to get...

Jesus, if you spent half the time working to get your VAT returned, as you have in this thread, you'd have enough time left over to ride a century or two.
07-15-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

They was thinking, "I only need to sell this...

They was thinking, "I only need to sell this once."
07-06-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 978
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I'd pick the Ciocc, simply because the Concorde...

I'd pick the Ciocc, simply because the Concorde is quite a flashy frame and doesn't need any distraction. Tanwalls might go well with the yellow bottle cages too.
07-06-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Big ring + next-to-largest cog on cassette =...

Big ring + next-to-largest cog on cassette = decent cross-chaining, so I'd guess it's because the angle the chain is making, the outer plate of the chain's link is hitting the next cog on the...
07-03-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,187
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

My opinion: increasing safety for cyclists should...

My opinion: increasing safety for cyclists should emphasize and focus on proper cycling infrastructure, such as better roads, better traffic management, and segregated lanes for cyclists (not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,834
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I've used those fake tattoo "sleeves", which are...

I've used those fake tattoo "sleeves", which are super-thin like nylon stockings - pretty much the same thing really, they do get destroyed if you're not careful putting them on and taking them off....
Forum: Foo
06-11-19, 04:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,002
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

What about the dotard himself? (Does "reality TV"...

What about the dotard himself? (Does "reality TV" count?) It always reminds me of Beavis & Butthead watching an episode of "Teen Mom":

(I'm paraphrasing...)
Beavis: "This show sux. This is some...
Forum: Foo
06-06-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,898
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Lucille Bluth (Jessica Walter), from "Arrested...

Lucille Bluth (Jessica Walter), from "Arrested Development"
06-02-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,337
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

It would be my hope that the autonomous vehicle...

It would be my hope that the autonomous vehicle would place environmental safety higher in its "hierarchy of needs" than determining whether or not they arrive "on time". I could be wrong on that,...
Forum: Foo
06-02-19, 03:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,002
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Even the chopping off of his son's hand... was...

Even the chopping off of his son's hand... was only after the emotional little brat, having been radicalized by some dude in the desert and hanging out with criminals, came around to assassinate him!...
06-01-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,776
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I've learned, the hard way, to either push with...

I've learned, the hard way, to either push with an open hand, or if you have the option, to pull up on a wrench.

But I still make mistakes, like crushing my finger in a fold-up bed. At least that...
Forum: Foo
05-31-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,002
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Darth Vader always gets such a bad reputation......

Darth Vader always gets such a bad reputation... and why? He always acted rationally (unlike his kids), was honest with them, even offered to include them in the family business. The guy had both his...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,241
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I'd bet Lance is probably a pretty cool guy now...

I'd bet Lance is probably a pretty cool guy now that he's got the burden of being an ******* well behind him. His cameo in "Pharmacy Road" (or "Tour de Pharmacy") was hilarious.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,655
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Silver bar tape (though red as previously...

Silver bar tape (though red as previously suggested might be good too).
Vittoria Corsa tanwall tyres.
05-22-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,253
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Oh, it's a lot more than "reading a few lines of...

Oh, it's a lot more than "reading a few lines of BS". Arrange to meet, very interested in the bike, load up the bike, meet the guy, chat about bikes, he takes it for a quick spin around the forecourt...
05-21-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,253
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Pretty fair assessment, half of it anyway. I...

Pretty fair assessment, half of it anyway. I don't sell crap bikes, and I do take that personally. If you want a piece of crap commuter to chain to a lamp post in city centre, don't bother looking at...
05-20-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 23,689
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

What about it? Do you store your bike underwater?

What about it? Do you store your bike underwater?
05-20-19, 03:30 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 23,689
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

My steel '97 Colnago is quite light, and it's not...

My steel '97 Colnago is quite light, and it's not their top-grade steel frame by about two or three levels - you can get a steel frame that's just as light as anything else (within a certain budget...
05-20-19, 02:26 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 23,689
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

If you're used to one type of frame material that...

If you're used to one type of frame material that isn't steel, or never had a steel bike (e.g. only aluminum or carbon bikes), then you should be pleasantly surprised by the different riding...
05-17-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,983
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

^^^ This, and if the helmet meets whatever safety...

^^^ This, and if the helmet meets whatever safety standard is applicable to your region, e.g. EN 1078 in the EU.

It's much like motorcycle helmets: all helmets, regardless of price, must meet the...
05-15-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

90s (?) Fondriest Coming To Me Shortly

As the bids on these things usually shoot up in the last minute or so, I was quite surprised I won this one. Maybe because it was misspelled "Fondreist" in the description, there weren't many looking...
Replies: 62
Views: 6,982
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

It sounds to me your biggest problem is with the...

It sounds to me your biggest problem is with the shipping process (your local USPS, mostly), and nothing to do with Wiggle at all.
Forum: Commuting
05-04-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,511
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Lots of good advice to follow in this thread! ...

Lots of good advice to follow in this thread!

As someone who's commuted on a motorbike daily, and ridden all bikes extensively throughout the year in Ireland, I feel I have a lot of credibility in...
10-24-18, 06:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,900
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

That's exactly what it looks like the original...

That's exactly what it looks like the original owner did when they had my wife's 1987 Cannondale custom painted at the factory....
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