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09-21-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 136
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: 8
Views: 131
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: 1
Views: 53
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: 376
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: 376
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: 57
Views: 1,203
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: 121
Views: 3,518
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: 121
Views: 3,518
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: 3,078
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: 346
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: 565
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: 565
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: 498
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: 23
Views: 878
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: 709
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: 2,283
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: 5,180
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: 5,180
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: 5,180
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: 3,512
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: 4,087
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: 1,862
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: 1,649
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: 448
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Nice! Learned something new today.

Nice! Learned something new today.
08-21-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
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: 15
Views: 618
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: 448
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: 448
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

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08-21-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 448
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: 448
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: 813
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.
08-20-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I've seen cables fray, due to water ingress and...

I've seen cables fray, due to water ingress and corrosion, in very old cables with deteriorated housings, and yeah everything needed to be replaced.

But twisted in the housings? Ehhhh... I'd get a...
08-20-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,147
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

See your doctor and/or a dietician - and not a...

See your doctor and/or a dietician - and not a "nutritionist" (who are generally quacks, or at least not nearly as qualified). If you're lucky you can identify what behaviors may contribute to having...
08-20-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,953
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 :) :) :)
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I'm not a fan of red and yellow (fast food...

I'm not a fan of red and yellow (fast food colors?), but 800USD for a complete Serotta Atlanta - if it fits you - sounds a pretty darn good deal to me. It all depends on the state of the bike, but...
08-20-19, 02:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,953
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...
08-19-19, 02:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,953
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

How much is a side-loader cage?...

How much is a side-loader cage? 60-freaking-dollars.
How much is a smaller water bottle, that you can refill? A couple bucks?

Yeah, take a little less water, and refill when necessary. Unless...
08-18-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,953
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?
Forum: Northeast
08-18-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,832
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

This'd be interesting, if you walk into your...

This'd be interesting, if you walk into your local cop shop, and they can't find any ticket according to the name & address you provide - because it doesn't match what they've got...
Forum: Northeast
08-18-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,832
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

What's the penalty for ignoring the ticket? Are...

What's the penalty for ignoring the ticket?
Are they gonna send a summons to the wrong address?
Will it be made out to someone named other than you?

See where we're going here?
08-17-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Am I the only one that views a BB as a...

Am I the only one that views a BB as a "consumable"?

Replace it, now - simple. Eliminate it as a problem.

If the noise persists, it's something else; but you've created "ground zero" for your...
08-15-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,473
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

That frame is badass, I've never seen one like...

That frame is badass, I've never seen one like it. Very very nice.
08-15-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,473
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

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08-14-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 763
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

... and everything in Dublin is expensive! ...

... and everything in Dublin is expensive!

The whole job shouldn't take more than an hour of labor: taking it out should be 10mins or less; putting in a new one should be less than 30mins. Unless...
08-13-19, 03:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 763
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

A tenner for labor, or 20 if it's difficult? The...

A tenner for labor, or 20 if it's difficult? The BB itself (Shimano UN55, probably?) shouldn't be too expensive, another 20-30 bucks, so should be around 50-ish all in.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,243
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I've been looking at this lately, only briefly,...

I've been looking at this lately, only briefly, but it seems there's little-to-no savings to be had from buying a Chinese frame off AliExpress or Ebay.

Compare it to buying a carbon bike from...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,243
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

A nice Italian steel frame - I'd recommend a...

A nice Italian steel frame - I'd recommend a Bianchi, Colnago, or De Rosa - with better-than-entry-level wheels and tyres, and you may shock yourself. It may not be purely as light as an aluminium...
08-11-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,992
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Do an ebay search of "de rosa SLX" for sold...

Do an ebay search of "de rosa SLX" for sold listings, and see what comes up.

250eur + 50eur postage - frame and fork, no headset
489eur + 49eur postage - frame, fork, headset, seatpost

... and...
08-10-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

If it's misaligned, it can be touching / rubbing...

If it's misaligned, it can be touching / rubbing in different places at the extremes.

It worked before you changed wheels, logically it should be able to work again.
08-10-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
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 &...
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