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Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 24,080
Posted By sheddle

other good ebike tricks: pacing people on the...

other good ebike tricks: pacing people on the flats, then slowly accelerating and seeing if peoples instincts kick in and you start a keirin race
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 24,080
Posted By sheddle

If I ever had an ebike I would totally pace...

If I ever had an ebike I would totally pace people up climbs as a public service
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By sheddle

If you ever change out the tires or bar tape,...

If you ever change out the tires or bar tape, consider yellow. Celeste/yellow is great for that Marco Pantani look

https://i.imgur.com/13XVwOV.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,806
Posted By sheddle

no thanks, I'll stick with the Huffy Aerowind,...

no thanks, I'll stick with the Huffy Aerowind, the only scientifically proven bike to provide maximum marginal gains

https://i.imgur.com/cK1Cao9.jpg

phwoar, must have been made by that Cervelo...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,755
Posted By sheddle

to help people out with this important question I...

to help people out with this important question I made a helpful flowchart

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/422x579/flowbike_f9eccc6beda989b785c023ad2468773a9cce880a.png
09-26-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By sheddle

I think any alarm system which deals with...

I think any alarm system which deals with low-probability events like fires/break-ins/etc will inherently produce a lot of false positives. Like that Bayesian probability problem about the disease...
09-24-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,810
Posted By sheddle

If you "inform the authorities" when you see...

If you "inform the authorities" when you see someone sitting up on a bike I reserve the right to egg your house.
09-24-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,810
Posted By sheddle

Sir, this is a forum about bicycles

Sir, this is a forum about bicycles
09-24-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,865
Posted By sheddle

I think there's just something about operating a...

I think there's just something about operating a machine that mentally separates some people from the consequences of their actions. A lot of road cyclists will tell you that by far the worst drivers...
09-24-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By sheddle

me: god, why do people even feel compelled to...

me: god, why do people even feel compelled to n+1? one road bike is all you need
me when my bike is in the shop and I'm desperate to get my daily ride in: oh
09-24-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,865
Posted By sheddle

it really stands to reason that someone operating...

it really stands to reason that someone operating a machine that can easily kill people should have more responsibility than someone who isn't, but I'm just being emotional or something. I don't...
09-24-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,865
Posted By sheddle

I've seen enough otherwise-calm people somehow...

I've seen enough otherwise-calm people somehow turn into complete rage-filled maniacs when behind a wheel to figure that there's something about driving a car that seems to cause people to snap at...
09-24-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,428
Posted By sheddle

One more all-time favorite- some day someone will...

One more all-time favorite- some day someone will explain to me why Italians were obsessed with playing cards...

https://i.imgur.com/dmGwP8N.jpg
09-23-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 14,614
Posted By sheddle

you build infrastructure to get more people on...

you build infrastructure to get more people on bikes, normalizing it, and also actually enforce laws against endangering non-motorists

it's not like this is a mystery or has never been done in the...
09-23-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,624
Posted By sheddle

all of the doctors and rich techies here moved on...

all of the doctors and rich techies here moved on to S-Works, come on now


Also when did "baristas" start making bank?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,736
Posted By sheddle

Does anyone else have the opposite problem? I've...

Does anyone else have the opposite problem? I've had rides where at the start I feel like total crap, can barely maintain speed on flats before getting tired for about 20-30 minutes before I really...
09-22-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,333
Posted By sheddle

tbh I think Seattle is like, very understandably...

tbh I think Seattle is like, very understandably a big hotbed for ebikes, given the amount of bike lanes and the extremely hilly terrain on anything that isn't a MUP
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,668
Posted By sheddle

The LBS has a tenth anniversary Mr. Pink in black...

The LBS has a tenth anniversary Mr. Pink in black with pink and purple flecks. It's absolutely gorgeous, and really, more companies need to get back to making bikes that actually look nice. Too many...
09-22-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,589
Posted By sheddle

It's an actual studied phenomenon that the people...

It's an actual studied phenomenon that the people most scared of crime are people who live in areas with very little crime. It's one of those things that has effects like not building trails or...
09-19-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By sheddle

slam the stem remove the dork disc

slam the stem

remove the dork disc
09-19-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,865
Posted By sheddle

No they aren't, and it's fine to jaywalk,...

No they aren't, and it's fine to jaywalk, especially in a city, if you aren't literally walking into a car 3 feet away moving at 40mph, or doing it somewhere where crossings are prohibited, like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 300,442
Posted By sheddle

They reopened the bypassed section of the Elliott...

They reopened the bypassed section of the Elliott Bay Trail, so I went for a quick post work jaunt there.
...
09-08-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 120,397
Posted By sheddle

More stuff in the "stuff I see at the cafe I...

More stuff in the "stuff I see at the cafe I relax at after a ride" category -

So I heard some people like Techniums...

https://i.imgur.com/ebhjgaf.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By sheddle

Drop bar convert that Quick, it'll be fine as a...

Drop bar convert that Quick, it'll be fine as a road bike especially with a 105 group.

Also take the wife out for dinner with the savings.
09-03-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,713
Posted By sheddle

Exposure therapy is effective for a reason. It...

Exposure therapy is effective for a reason. It doesn't take too long to get over it once you actually do it.
09-02-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 45,144
Posted By sheddle

Bad pic (it ran off before I could get a good...

Bad pic (it ran off before I could get a good one) but found an admirer on the side of the road.

https://i.imgur.com/frp5zwp.jpg

(it was a residential neighborhood, assuming it was someone's...
09-02-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,846
Posted By sheddle

Remember the big media thing in the 90s about...

Remember the big media thing in the 90s about Domino's 30-minutes-or-less guarantee causing a fatal accident? Those vans are for Amazon same-day/next-day delivery and do the same thing (drive/park...
09-02-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 14,387
Posted By sheddle

Every young person I know (including me) would...

Every young person I know (including me) would kill for those things. What we actually have is zero OT compensation for salaried employees, bad health insurance options*, no pension, and poor...
08-29-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,207
Posted By sheddle

This thread better not be the cause of these...

This thread better not be the cause of these deals going out of stock before I can get an order in :(
08-29-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,502
Posted By sheddle

me, serenely: the only bike that is a waste of...

me, serenely: the only bike that is a waste of money is the one you don't ride, and also Pinarellos
08-29-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,207
Posted By sheddle

"True" vintage Cinellis, i.e. before Columbus got...

"True" vintage Cinellis, i.e. before Columbus got them are really, really hard to get, and can get as expensive as used bikes can get. I remember stories that they were impossible to order from...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 300,442
Posted By sheddle

No using a 53 ring on the MUP! ...

No using a 53 ring on the MUP!

https://i.imgur.com/3E30oEg.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 26,612
Views: 16,444,847
Posted By sheddle

Crossposted from C+V. Replaced the criterium bars...

Crossposted from C+V. Replaced the criterium bars with a used set of Cinelli Giro d'Italias ($20, used parts shop), and the Campagnolo freewheel which came in an absurd 13-18 range (probably for...
08-27-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2,171
Views: 707,537
Posted By sheddle

Changed up a few things, removed the Cinelli...

Changed up a few things, removed the Cinelli Criterium bars in favor of Cinelli Giro d'Italia road bars, and replaced the absurd straight-block Campagnolo 13-18 freewheel with a slightly less absurd...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,539
Posted By sheddle

A higher end Japanese Tange 1 frame with that...

A higher end Japanese Tange 1 frame with that stuff on it might be worth it but IIRC that's a basic low-end Fuji frame.

Generally pantographed components add value, and anything that's original or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,221
Posted By sheddle

clearly the safest solution is to just buy a...

clearly the safest solution is to just buy a carbon disc wheel on the back, it pays for itself!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,221
Posted By sheddle

this is a bit late to help the OP, but this is...

this is a bit late to help the OP, but this is why it's a good idea to check both the RD hangar and the limit screws:

a) any time the RD gets banged
b) any time you do anything with the rear...
08-24-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By sheddle

Recent article I read said that bikes were one...

Recent article I read said that bikes were one part transportation, one part exercise, and one part therapy. I love the third part the most.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By sheddle

IIRC quite a lot of current ProTour frames can...

IIRC quite a lot of current ProTour frames can easily be built under the weight limit and pro teams resort to taping ballast to them to get them legal.


Tri bikes are the real "UCI illegal" ones...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,812
Posted By sheddle

The absolute best was when I had this and it...

The absolute best was when I had this and it ended up being my multitool clicking against a CO2 canister in my pocket once per pedal rev
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 24,193
Posted By sheddle

Salsa Warbirds are made in Taiwan, which does not...

Salsa Warbirds are made in Taiwan, which does not have *checks* slave labor.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 24,193
Posted By sheddle

I'd paint mine because I wouldn't want people...

I'd paint mine because I wouldn't want people thinking I own a mid size range of furniture stores
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 24,193
Posted By sheddle

I remember an old story where Miguel Indurain...

I remember an old story where Miguel Indurain went to a bike shop after he retired, and he was shocked at how much bikes actually cost, having never actually had to pay for one for his entire career....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,210
Posted By sheddle

One of the best pieces of advice I've gotten -...

One of the best pieces of advice I've gotten - shop for a bike shop, not a bike.

There are an enormous amount of options in the 1k-2k range for what you're looking for (other than the exclusive...
08-21-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By sheddle

The white Selle Italia turbo would look so good...

The white Selle Italia turbo would look so good on the Centurion as well. Brooks is Brooks but some bikes look better with a racier looking saddle, and that Ironman is one.
...
08-10-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 120,397
Posted By sheddle

XO-1! Looks well loved too, just as it should...

XO-1! Looks well loved too, just as it should https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20190810_093022_cfd39f941731fd4efd8f6e10a9afcf86d54fd412.jpg
08-08-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 120,397
Posted By sheddle

To the Chipotle line cook who owns this '88 Le...

To the Chipotle line cook who owns this '88 Le Mans: it's sweet as hell, congrats
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/qklfuwv_bbff435256b8782468166f05cca3bd93e13ffc6a.jpg...
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