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05-08-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,864
Posted By Ferrouscious

I try to do that by default. When they get their...

I try to do that by default. When they get their service ticket, I ask if the number listed is right for a second time. If you had to prompt me to read it back to you, I would be upset with myself,...
05-08-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,864
Posted By Ferrouscious

As a current wrench, I have just two requests: ...

As a current wrench, I have just two requests:
1. Don't be pushy.
2. Set up your voicemail.

It takes twice as long to do stuff right now. Warehouses are overwhelmed. Shops are understocked in...
05-04-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,022
Posted By Ferrouscious

You'll grow to appreciate some of the modern...

You'll grow to appreciate some of the modern stuff. You can't compare it too closely to vintage stuff, it's just too different. My favourite part of working in a shop (aside from the discounts) is a...
04-26-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 897
Posted By Ferrouscious

I've ridden sidepulls that I set up like that...

I've ridden sidepulls that I set up like that (short reach dual pivots on a longer reach frame). Keep it clean and it'll do.
04-26-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,754
Posted By Ferrouscious

We do trade-ins. They tend to sell very quickly...

We do trade-ins. They tend to sell very quickly if they're road bikes. There just aren't that many people that decide to trade in a decent bike for another one.
04-25-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 897
Posted By Ferrouscious

Famous last words... Just make sure the pad...

Famous last words...

Just make sure the pad doesn't squish too much under heavy braking. We like having you here.
04-09-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By Ferrouscious

The only difference should be the material. The...

The only difference should be the material. The Ultegra lockring is likely aluminum while the 105 is steel.
04-09-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,813
Posted By Ferrouscious

You're working pretty hard to sell me this...

You're working pretty hard to sell me this jacket. I already have a rain jacket. I wear it when it rains. It works good.
04-09-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By Ferrouscious

You're looking at spending an awful lot of money...

You're looking at spending an awful lot of money for changes that might not be for the better. We've had customers bring in their bikes before asking for suspension forks, adjustable stems, triples...
03-23-20, 04:35 PM
03-23-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,195
Posted By Ferrouscious

We've actually sold a fair number of bikes by...

We've actually sold a fair number of bikes by phone.
03-22-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,195
Posted By Ferrouscious

In Ohio, bicycle shops are considered essential...

In Ohio, bicycle shops are considered essential businesses. I don't really know how to feel about that. Paychecks will keep coming in, but so will the risks.
03-12-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 570
Posted By Ferrouscious

I don't use the zipper all that much on my...

I don't use the zipper all that much on my jerseys, just donning and doffing. nomadmax IIRC there's a tailor on Dayton-Xenia near Grange Hall that replaces zippers.
02-19-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By Ferrouscious

It's expensive, difficult to patch, permanently...

It's expensive, difficult to patch, permanently stretches to the specific width of your tire, and has unknown sticking characteristics when left inside a tire for a long time. All to save... 28g per...
02-16-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,287
Posted By Ferrouscious

I just got my first modern pair of riding shoes....

I just got my first modern pair of riding shoes. They have BOAs. They're neat, I guess. With the specific model I have, you just pull the dial out to release all tension and slip off the shoe. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,264
Posted By Ferrouscious

What's so much better about composite pedals that...

What's so much better about composite pedals that Shimano deserted alloy ones entirely? They just look like cheap plastic from China (or sometimes like expensive plastic from China) to me...
01-13-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,146
Posted By Ferrouscious

Bowden Devices

You may have noticed that I did not mention which shifters I intend on using. Do not worry dear reader, all is well! nomadmax most graciously gifted me the nicest friggin brakes I have. A set of Dia...
01-09-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,146
Posted By Ferrouscious

I think for this bike's intended use as a winter...

I think for this bike's intended use as a winter and foul weather bike, it'll do fine. I have $35 invested so far into this bike. With a new fork, the total is about $130. At that price point, it's...
01-06-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,146
Posted By Ferrouscious

Drivetrain

This is where my old plan really fell apart. I had intended for my standard “do anything” gearing but found my parts bin unsupportive of that idea. I instead decided on a go-fast ideology. Very...
12-18-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,646
Posted By Ferrouscious

What was the impetus behind removing the guides?...

What was the impetus behind removing the guides? I'm guessing one of three things: 1. better rear brake feel 2. remove potential for rusted or crushed guides 3. increased comfort in the full-Froomey...
Forum: Foo
12-18-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 747
Posted By Ferrouscious

Some information from the other side of age. When...

Some information from the other side of age. When I was 13-14, I was pretty similar to what you describe. As far as I was concerned, my only purpose in life was to lounge around and watch videos. I...
12-16-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,646
Posted By Ferrouscious

My servos are whirring with excitement!

My servos are whirring with excitement!
12-11-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,146
Posted By Ferrouscious

Background

This bike is going to be built as a replacement rain/winter bike for my C. Itoh. I have never posted pictures of that abysmal creation, so here are a few choice photos and a story:
As bought, it...
12-11-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,146
Posted By Ferrouscious

In other news, I checked a 26" (ISO 559) wheel in...

In other news, I checked a 26" (ISO 559) wheel in the dropout, and the brake reach seemed exceedingly excessive. Not terribly surprising. I calculated the reach to the brakes for a 650b wheel (as I...
12-10-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,026
Posted By Ferrouscious

Don't know if anyone has mentioned this, but the...

Don't know if anyone has mentioned this, but the Specialized schrader tubes have fully threaded valve stems. That's how we know a bike has been in our shop before.
12-09-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,924
Posted By Ferrouscious

Could the nutjobs that seep through the cracks...

Could the nutjobs that seep through the cracks come when I'm out riding my bike? Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,025
Posted By Ferrouscious

Tires. GP5000's with nice tubes (latex or...

Tires. GP5000's with nice tubes (latex or lightweight butyl). Next, Kool Stop Salmon brake pads. $20.] New bar tape of your choice. SRAM SlickWire brake cables. Shimano Dura Ace shifter cables. Get a...
12-02-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Ferrouscious

I have two main devices that I access the forum...

I have two main devices that I access the forum from: an HP el-cheapo chromebook (mostly use this because battery life) and a 2016 Microsoft Surface Pro 4. I only ever have issues on the Surface (in...
11-28-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Ferrouscious

Can't like anymore? True to me...

If I try to "like" someone's post, the site kicks me to a page saying I'm unauthorized. It then prompts me to log out. I do so and log back in. After that, the website always goes to the mobile view....
11-15-19, 12:16 PM
11-11-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,444
Posted By Ferrouscious

Hiro11 livedarklions Yo! Can we not?

Hiro11 livedarklions Yo! Can we not?
11-04-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,444
Posted By Ferrouscious

Dude Explains Cycling

https://youtu.be/5EE8m8mmq1k


He seems deliberately casual.
10-30-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,729
Posted By Ferrouscious

I know that if I came, I would say "yeah, I can...

I know that if I came, I would say "yeah, I can get away with arm warmers and a backup jacket. If no jacket, then no gloves." Thank goodness I didn't go...
10-06-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,198
Posted By Ferrouscious

Fork's bent! :D Are you going to put on a...

Fork's bent! :D

Are you going to put on a Power or Pro Stealth saddle on this beauty, or leave the Turbo?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 33,989
Posted By Ferrouscious

hmmm... it's almost like he lied... he wouldn't...

hmmm... it's almost like he lied... he wouldn't do that....
12-26-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,208
Posted By Ferrouscious

I use it year round on the beater. When it's cold...

I use it year round on the beater. When it's cold out, it's cold in the garage. If I need to lube the chain, I put the bottle in my pants (maturity reminder...) and work on something else. After 5 or...
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