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Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

You might also find an increase in wind noise if...

You might also find an increase in wind noise if your helmet straps are outside your sunglasses - and that can be very annoying. Having the straps up against your head usually eliminates this.
09-19-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 495
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I think 3 is generally good: one you love, one...

I think 3 is generally good: one you love, one you like, and one you abuse.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 306
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I don't know what size you should get, but that...

I don't know what size you should get, but that bike is flippin' hot.
09-16-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 923
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

3 grand for that? It's a Frankenbike!...

3 grand for that? It's a Frankenbike! Gripshifters, Campy brakes, Tektro levers... sounds like whatever was in the parts bin.

Don't worry, nobody's gonna buy it.
09-15-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I'd look here:...

I'd look here: https://www.merlincycles.com/road-bike-groupsets-75294/

As you're in the US, maybe you have different options?
Forum: Touring
09-10-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Lots of ways to keep your bar tape clean. But if...

Lots of ways to keep your bar tape clean. But if your bike is already so dirty that your hands get destroyed changing a flat, that's not the bar tape's fault, and it will probably be dirty in any...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,538
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Are those aero handlebars? Wouldn't you get more...

Are those aero handlebars? Wouldn't you get more aero effect by not wrapping the entire bar? Or is it for comfort on your setup, to wrap them completely?
09-05-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 987
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I did the Triple Bypass at least three times (it...

I did the Triple Bypass at least three times (it was a long time ago). Ah, the good ol' days...

I was scheduled to do L'Etape in Nice this year, 175kms and 3600m (11811ft) elevation gain Then...
09-05-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 341
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I was also thinking a lock washer, along with any...

I was also thinking a lock washer, along with any sort of grease. Even Vaseline might work. Simple stuff first...
Forum: Foo
09-05-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 279,289
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

The first thing anyone should know about...

The first thing anyone should know about G-Shocks: you can't have just one. This is my third; and since I don't have a solar powered one, probably not my last.

GA-700AR-1AER
...
Forum: Foo
09-05-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 279,289
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Now *this is hot*. What strap is that? I...

Now *this is hot*.

What strap is that? I love the colour combination, it works really well here.
Forum: Foo
09-05-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 279,289
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Everyone needs beater watches. What else you...

Everyone needs beater watches. What else you gonna wear when working on your bike? Not an Omega Seamaster, that's for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 161,193
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Saddle still looks forward, but that's just a...

Saddle still looks forward, but that's just a photo aesthetic, and if it fits you then so be it.

It's a very, very good bike. [Like mine...] I'm not sure it warrants "hot": is that reserved for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Thoughts? Buy it now. Don't wait another day. ...

Thoughts? Buy it now. Don't wait another day.

You could be smashed by a car tomorrow, or get COVID, or whatever.
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Dirty white bar tape still looks better than...

Dirty white bar tape still looks better than black bar tape that should've been white in the first place.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 161,193
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Planet-X EC-130E

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Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Of those three: dark blue. Where's the white...

Of those three: dark blue.

Where's the white option?
08-17-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Chain fell off. Stick it back on (to the...

Chain fell off.

Stick it back on (to the front cog).

Job done.
08-03-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I've no idea on the seat tube diameter - is...

I've no idea on the seat tube diameter - is knowing that to tell the tubing? The link (which I tried to fix in the original post) says it's a Columbus SL frame, purchased from a seller in Hungary.
...
08-03-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

L. Zappa frame: any info?

Does anyone know any further information about an L. Zappa frameset?

More photos here: http://www.oldvelos.com/bike-of-the-month-august-2020/

"Purchased as a Columbus SL frame in 2014 for its...
Forum: Foo
07-27-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 279,289
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Depending on what you paid - you said at a flea...

Depending on what you paid - you said at a flea market? - you may have got the deal of the year!
07-19-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Depending on the caliper, there is normally a way...

Depending on the caliper, there is normally a way to adjust the spring tension so that each arm pulls away from the wheel equally. If you have a photo of the calipers, we may be able to see how to...
07-18-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 808
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

That'd depend a lot on the cordless hammer drill....

That'd depend a lot on the cordless hammer drill. A Dewalt DCH235 works very well... i.e., let the drill do the work.

As for ease-of-removal, of course you can remove anything. Again "it depends",...
07-18-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,612
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I found a big difference between old Weinmann...

I found a big difference between old Weinmann single pivot calipers, and modern Tektro dual pivots.

I find less difference between nice single pivot Dia Compe Royal Compe with good pads, and...
07-16-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,378
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I don't "believe" in the *entire system*. A new...

I don't "believe" in the *entire system*. A new one is needed.
07-15-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 808
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I'll be damned, that's pretty slick. Nice!

I'll be damned, that's pretty slick. Nice!
07-15-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 808
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Too big? What size are you wanting? It has to be...

Too big? What size are you wanting? It has to be big enough for a chain to go through.

This one should do the job.
...
07-15-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 808
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Google-search for "motorcycle ground anchor" and...

Google-search for "motorcycle ground anchor" and you should find something that folds flat (or nearly flat) that can be embedded in concrete.
07-14-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,378
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Cops should not be enforcing traffic law,...

Cops should not be enforcing traffic law, straight up. They do it discriminately, if at all, almost always at the expense of poor and brown people. It's clear cops cannot be trusted to do this.
...
07-04-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 927
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Duct tape would work too, but it's pretty naff,...

Duct tape would work too, but it's pretty naff, cheap and nasty.

And disappointing. But probably should have noticed this before buying.
07-01-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 973
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Gold bar tape all day long. Black saddle. ...

Gold bar tape all day long.

Black saddle.
... and tanwall (skinwall) tyres. Vittoria Corsas would look great here.
07-01-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 955
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Inspect the chain, each link. "Once upon a...

Inspect the chain, each link.

"Once upon a time", I had an instance where the chain fell off the front small ring while climbing in the biggest gear of the cassette. It didn't happen otherwise. I...
06-30-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,570
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Rear derailleur cable housing looks perfect. ...

Rear derailleur cable housing looks perfect.
Rear brake cable looks a little too long.
I like the beefier black quick releases, w/the modern hub.

I've gotten in the practice of aligning the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,937
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Do not ******g alter that frame in any way, it is...

Do not ******g alter that frame in any way, it is beautiful!

I 100% agree on getting a silver or Ti seatpost to match the stem or components.

Keep that quill stem, it's hot.

You made a...
06-28-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,570
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Bottle cages, I prefer classic chrome, to match...

Bottle cages, I prefer classic chrome, to match the components.
Bottles, those De Rosa ones are sweet. (I normally go with inexpensive and white.)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,505
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Well spotted! Small world indeed. Quite a change...

Well spotted! Small world indeed. Quite a change I imagine, to where you are now.

I'm in Donnycarney (D5), my usual route takes me up and around Howth, through Portmarnock and Malahide, Swords,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,505
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Same story here, in a sea of cookie-cutter carbon...

Same story here, in a sea of cookie-cutter carbon fibre bikes, titanium always turns heads.
...
06-23-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,324
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

There is some badass bikes in this thread. Loving...

There is some badass bikes in this thread. Loving it.
06-22-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 783
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Wow, I'm impressed. Yep, you've broken the...

Wow, I'm impressed. Yep, you've broken the crankset. Nice work!

Replacing the bottom bracket cups only makes sense in this case, since you're in there, they aren't expensive.
06-22-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,063
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Pump. I'm not in so much of a hurry. With...

Pump. I'm not in so much of a hurry.

With CO2, what happens when you have to re-inflate if the tyre may not seat properly, or you get another flat? How many cartridges would I need to carry? Two,...
06-21-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,406
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Is there some cult Gunnar following of which I'm...

Is there some cult Gunnar following of which I'm not aware?

It's not a pretty bike. The head tube is too long, the frame isn't special, and the whole package screams "boring".

It might be a...
06-21-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,372
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Well, you won't enjoy riding it for too long, for...

Well, you won't enjoy riding it for too long, for starters. You can wear clothes that don't fit, but they won't feel good.

When you go to sell it on, the market will be quite small and it will be...
06-20-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

... and if it's not a torx head bolt, you can use...

... and if it's not a torx head bolt, you can use a torx bit, bashed in with a hammer, to bite onto a stripped-out allen head bolt.
06-20-20, 04:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,625
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Spin.

Spin.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,891
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

A friend just bought a secondhand Giant Defy 2...

A friend just bought a secondhand Giant Defy 2 from his brother for your budget.

I think your best bet is to find someone local selling a bike, around 3-5yrs old, aluminum, nothing fancy... and...
06-18-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,121
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

As always with Advocacy & Safety threads......

As always with Advocacy & Safety threads... <sigh>

Without regard to: victim-blaming the cyclist for riding here, or there, in the lane; or whatever they were or were not wearing; or if they were...
06-18-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,570
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Aha, I understand now! So if the braze-on...

Aha, I understand now!

So if the braze-on were like a more modern one, where there was a slit lengthways in it, you could install the cable through the bellows and then into the cable housing....
06-18-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Does this article shed any light?...

Does this article shed any light? https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/workshop/workshop-how-to-fit-sealed-cables/

It might be a bit of overkill and unnecessary; sometimes those sorts of little rubber...
06-16-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 981
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I have a San Marco Rolls on an old Bianchi,...

I have a San Marco Rolls on an old Bianchi, surprisingly comfortable.
Replies: 34
Views: 1,381
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

/ As they see fit. It's a matter of personal...

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As they see fit. It's a matter of personal taste, really. (That's why I mentioned it in passing.)

Different bar tape, saddle, tyres, bottle cages. Whatever.
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