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10-16-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Old tyre gotten hard? Too much pressure? Try...

Old tyre gotten hard?
Too much pressure?
Try a different tread pattern, or even a fatter tyre?
Sit down more while climbing?

If it's happening consistently, these are the things I'd try to see...
Forum: Foo
10-16-19, 03:56 AM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 254,075
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Here's my 6309-8150 with a gold face. If I find...

Here's my 6309-8150 with a gold face. If I find one like RubeRad 's silver faced one, I'd grab it. Very good looking inexpensive piece.
...
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 254,075
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

These little 1970's Seiko 5's from India are...

These little 1970's Seiko 5's from India are fantastic. I have the gold-face version of this one (on a black NATO strap), and I love it. Only thing is they're a little bit on the small side, but...
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 04:21 AM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 254,075
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I pre-ordered the Seiko "Arnie" SNJ025P1, a...

I pre-ordered the Seiko "Arnie" SNJ025P1, a reissue of the H558,. It hasn't yet arrived, apparently the factory wasn't expecting the large number of orders. I can't wait!

...
10-15-19, 02:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 321
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

It sounds like you need more experience. Ride...

It sounds like you need more experience. Ride your bike, read lots of information about biking, then you can make an educated, informed opinion about what you might like to change. Once you feel...
10-06-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,185
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

You need a mountain bike!

You need a mountain bike!
10-06-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,185
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Why are your forced to hit potholes?

Why are your forced to hit potholes?
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Money-laundering scheme?

Money-laundering scheme?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,492
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

It seems to me people obsess a bit about "custom...

It seems to me people obsess a bit about "custom fit" for a frame. There's very little in the groupset you can't micro-adjust to get the fit comfortable. Get whatever frame you want, get it a size...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,492
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Have no fear! Sheldon Brown's website will be of...

Have no fear! Sheldon Brown's website will be of great use to you. For example, cold-setting a steel frame: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html

Get your rear spacing correct, then you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,492
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Since you mention a quill stem and you're going...

Since you mention a quill stem and you're going with steel, the C&V section is super - if not exactly what you're after if you're going with new steel - everyone's very helpful, and the wealth of...
10-04-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Have you got any photos of this? Can you grab any...

Have you got any photos of this? Can you grab any of the old bolt at all? Since there's no pressure on it, you may be able to back it out, if you can get a bite on any of it, or even tap it around...
10-01-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Make sure the housings are in good condition. In...

Make sure the housings are in good condition. In my experience, the phrase "cable stretch" is really describing "housing compression", which changes the effective length of the run of the cable...
09-30-19, 03:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,023
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

So... someone takes a frame and puts a different...

So... someone takes a frame and puts a different groupset / components on it? Not faked, just happened to be whatever a previous owner (and there could've been dozens over the years) had available at...
09-30-19, 02:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,023
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Why would someone fake this bike - that is, to...

Why would someone fake this bike - that is, to what end?

Replace the hands and dial on a Rolex, turn a 5K watch into a 20K watch - OK, I get it.

But a $200 (and that's a total guess) Raleigh?...
09-26-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

There's a product called "owatrol", I've never...

There's a product called "owatrol", I've never used it, but it sounds like it would get you where you want to be.

https://owatrol.com/en/car-motorbike/protection/7936-owatrol-oil.html
09-26-19, 01:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

A quick trick is to get a set of torx bits and...

A quick trick is to get a set of torx bits and find one slightly larger that you can bash into the rounded allen head, biting into the remaining metal.
09-24-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Date code on the FD reveals "4887" = 48th week of...

Date code on the FD reveals "4887" = 48th week of 1987, confirming the frame's serial number indicating March '88 makes sense.

I just threw on some white cheap bar tape from Decathlon, and I can...
09-23-19, 01:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

100% agree. It had orange tape at some time in...

100% agree. It had orange tape at some time in its history, I found a small piece left in the brake lever bar clamp when I removed the black tape. Orange would be nice, but I may have to settle for...
09-21-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 291
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I'll defer to painting experts... but won't WD40...

I'll defer to painting experts... but won't WD40 leave a ton of oily residue? [Automotive] Brake disc cleaner would be better at removing all residue, or possibly rubbing alcohol?
09-21-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I'm completely besotted with the look, quality,...

I'm completely besotted with the look, quality, and feel of top-end Suntour stuff. I just love it.
09-21-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Fixing up an old Peugeot P10

A friend of mine in France has this old Peugeot (sorry the photo is a little blurry, damn phone), and it was quite beat up. But he just upgraded a lot of stuff on his weekend bike so there was a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

By the way, the tubing and lugs look a lot like...

By the way, the tubing and lugs look a lot like my 1997 Colnago "Crystal". To my eyes, the dropouts, the seat tube, the lugs, the BB all look very similar. The one in your link even has the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

It's missing the Columbus tubing decal, but...

It's missing the Columbus tubing decal, but otherwise I can't imagine someone going to the trouble to fake that.
09-19-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,499
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I don't mind mismatching parts as long as they...

I don't mind mismatching parts as long as they work well. E.g., modern nutted long-reach calipers on an old frame? Totally fine with that. They also need to come in pairs. It's fine to mix up...
09-17-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,034
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Things I've heard about a cyclist getting...

Things I've heard about a cyclist getting "doored":

1) being in the wrong place on the road (which happens to be the cycle path!)
2) not wearing enough high-vis
3) not having brighter lights...
09-17-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,034
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

We (in Ireland) constantly deal with the Road...

We (in Ireland) constantly deal with the Road Safety Authority (RSA) treating cyclists as the problem: WE should wear high-vis vests; WE should wear more lights; WE should have every piece of safety...
09-16-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,557
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

A better thread (that probably already exists,...

A better thread (that probably already exists, but I'm too lazy to search for it) would be "what do you consider a 'future classic'?"

Any Litespeed
Bianchi XR4

... and so on. That list could...
09-11-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I've got an ST-6700 RHS shifter sitting here...

I've got an ST-6700 RHS shifter sitting here doing nothing for me - I had to buy a pair a long while back to replace a buggered LHS shifter.

It's yours for 50eur + postage from Ireland, if you...
09-10-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I'd believe that, at this level wheel, saving a...

I'd believe that, at this level wheel, saving a bit of weight is more significant and noticeable (to the end user) than saving a few seconds bc of aero.
09-10-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I noticed this on mine and thought it was simply...

I noticed this on mine and thought it was simply a style thing, that maybe it shaved a bit of weight and/or added strength (like "boxing" a frame on a car).

Someone w/inside or actual technical...
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Beauty. That is exactly how I'd put together that...

Beauty. That is exactly how I'd put together that bike.

Just one quick thing: are the bars wrapped backwards (at least the rhs)?

As for price, it's so market-dependent. Often people don't want...
09-09-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,498
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Unfortunately for the new-bike-buyer / current...

Unfortunately for the new-bike-buyer / current owner, but certainly this is to your benefit, I'd say MSRP less 20-40%, give or take. Bikes depreciate like nobody's business - at least they do in my...
09-09-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 771
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

That's a gorgeous frame; I think the geometry...

That's a gorgeous frame; I think the geometry isn't far off my Colnago "Competition" with Columbus Crystal tubing. 25mm is very tight at the chainstays.

Grey or white bar tape, grey or white cable...
09-07-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,615
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

You could find a bike that is very close,...

You could find a bike that is very close, practically identical, in fit, which looks more appealing to you. There are some fantastic looking bikes out there; unfortunately they might be significantly...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,673
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I like this review FAQ: Ah, I see the...

I like this review FAQ:



Ah, I see the point now.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,673
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I read a lot of statements saying, "it's great";...

I read a lot of statements saying, "it's great"; but it's not clear how. OK, so there's a car coming behind you, wonderful. Now what? Is that it?

When I go through the city, there's *always* a car...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 04:04 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,673
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I'm having difficulty in appreciating what...

I'm having difficulty in appreciating what benefit a rider gets from a radar that tells you about an approaching car.

Do you really think you'd be able to "get out of the way" if a car was about...
09-02-19, 03:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,806
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Right now, you've got two bikes you can't ride. I...

Right now, you've got two bikes you can't ride. I say go for it, build up one you can ride.
08-31-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,392
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Those brown hoods are a nice touch. Did you plan...

Those brown hoods are a nice touch. Did you plan & select them, or did they happen to come with the shifters?
08-22-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,192
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I've nothing against triples, but a new FD,...

I've nothing against triples, but a new FD, shifter, and probably BB (spindle length), it's a hassle.

I'd go with a 13-28t cassette first, and see if that doesn't get you what you want.
If it...
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 04:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,745
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I'm thinking, "painting the house exterior" and...

I'm thinking, "painting the house exterior" and cleaning the chimney flue - though since we got external insulation, I don't have to paint the house ever again!

Interior painting is a pain in the...
08-21-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Nice! Learned something new today.

Nice! Learned something new today.
08-21-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Entire TdF-winning bikes superimposed atop each...

Entire TdF-winning bikes superimposed atop each other would be interesting. I could imagine many things stay very similar (crank, seat, handlebar position) while the frame geometry (stem, top tube,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 972
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I got the exact same tyres from Probikekit, the...

I got the exact same tyres from Probikekit, the receipt I have says "G+", but the tyres only say "G" (with a little "TM" where the "+" appears in other images) on the sidewalls.

Now you've got me...
08-21-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

They're actually a nice little caliper, I like...

They're actually a nice little caliper, I like the grey/dark finish on them. I took these off an old Cannondale (I upgraded to Ultegra) and have them in a box. Maybe I should clean them up and do...
08-21-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/img_8889_6c165577ef6e0f9f32726f7dc7420ca1d8792a9d.jpg
08-21-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

If it makes you feel any better (and it probably...

If it makes you feel any better (and it probably doesn't), none of the Campagnolo calipers have this feature either. Lots of deflating/inflating tyres for me.
08-21-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

That's correct, the EX500 brake caliper has no...

That's correct, the EX500 brake caliper has no quick-release flip thingy (I don't know the official name) to release the brake tension.

You can either
a) deflate the tyre,
b) undo the cable, or...
Forum: Foo
08-20-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

When "nature calls", you can open up the door and...

When "nature calls", you can open up the door and get assaulted by the gazillion mosquitoes that will invade your living space and devour your blood. Lovely.
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