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11-03-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,231
Posted By Shimagnolo

I have 4 bikes. 3 of them have been running...

I have 4 bikes.
3 of them have been running Velocity O/C rims for years, on wheels I built myself.
(The 4th one is rarely ridden has has some of them thar store-bought wheels).
I swear by O/C rims.
08-08-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By Shimagnolo

:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
05-01-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,487
Posted By Shimagnolo

I've used Simple Green for years with an...

I've used Simple Green for years with an ultrasonic cleaner, on all kinds of bike parts, (including chains), and I've never had anything crack.
04-26-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,251
Posted By Shimagnolo

You woke up this morning , You got yourself a...

You woke up this morning , You got yourself a gun,…
04-18-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 15,243
Posted By Shimagnolo

Too bad it didn't arise just one day earlier.:lol:

Too bad it didn't arise just one day earlier.:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 884
Posted By Shimagnolo

No kidding! The first massive cut I got was in...

No kidding!
The first massive cut I got was in the sidewall of a nearly new Marathon Supreme, in the sidewall.
Only thing I had for a boot was a piece of old inner tube, which bulged out the side,...
02-26-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,816
Posted By Shimagnolo

Hey, I just realized I still have a sealed 4-pack...

Hey, I just realized I still have a sealed 4-pack of those on the shelf in the den under my video screen.
Maybe I should get around to eBay'ing them.
Forum: Commuting
02-23-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By Shimagnolo

Dayum! Now why didn't I think of this??? [slaps...

Dayum! Now why didn't I think of this??? [slaps forehead]
I like it!:thumb:
I'm going to do this ASAP.
I think I may even have a couple spare lights on hand.
02-22-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By Shimagnolo

When copy/paste goes wrong while using CAD...

When copy/paste goes wrong while using CAD equipment.
:roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,711
Posted By Shimagnolo

I moved to Colorado (Denver area) in 1996. ...

I moved to Colorado (Denver area) in 1996.
Within 2 weeks, I had all 4 tires on 2 bikes flatted by goatheads.:mad:
01-29-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,921
Posted By Shimagnolo

I've done both many times on a motorbike, but...

I've done both many times on a motorbike, but I've only done Mt Evans on a bicycle.
Pikes Peak pavement is excellent.

Mt Evans is horrible, especially in the Summit Lake area.
It has cracks...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,551
Views: 292,029
Posted By Shimagnolo

Today: - Nice ballpoint pen. - Sealed can of...

Today:
- Nice ballpoint pen.
- Sealed can of Kroger-branded chicken soup.
- Apple AirPods case.:) But it was empty. :(

Now this is for real. I got home, started looking at the r-e-d-d-i-t...
01-14-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,012
Posted By Shimagnolo

LOL! This was the first thing I thought about...

LOL! This was the first thing I thought about when I saw the title!:lol:
12-14-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By Shimagnolo

Omigawd; What could go wrong?:eek: If ever a...

Omigawd; What could go wrong?:eek:
If ever a bike needed a good set of steel fenders, this is it.
10-19-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 898
Posted By Shimagnolo

Sheryl Crow's ex-fiancé.

Sheryl Crow's ex-fiancé.
10-16-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 898
Posted By Shimagnolo

Anyone else open this thread, expecting it to be...

Anyone else open this thread, expecting it to be about Lance?
09-19-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,414
Posted By Shimagnolo

That "one time use" BS started with SRAM doing an...

That "one time use" BS started with SRAM doing an end run around the Superlink patent.
It is all a moot point since the patents expired.
The link lasts as long as the chain, regardless of the claim...
07-28-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By Shimagnolo

When shifting the rear, you are derailing the...

When shifting the rear, you are derailing the unloaded portion of the chain, which is easy.
When shifting the front, you are derailing the loaded portion of the chain which is very difficult.
I...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1,551
Views: 292,029
Posted By Shimagnolo

This looks like something a driver would miss: ...

This looks like something a driver would miss:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0350_370791900e211cc7fbfe368820624b089d43a323.jpeg...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,551
Views: 292,029
Posted By Shimagnolo

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x650/gollum_image_93e668c829f771b560329aa6d03fc72611300a98.jpg
07-03-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,419
Posted By Shimagnolo

For what it's worth, it is working for me right...

For what it's worth, it is working for me right now.:p
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,031
Posted By Shimagnolo

I ran 28mm Gatorskins for years on one of my...

I ran 28mm Gatorskins for years on one of my bikes.
Only complaint I had was that they would slide out w/o warning on wet pavement.

Then I decided to make a change, and put Schwalbe One's on the...
06-12-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,341
Posted By Shimagnolo

I want a new lube, one that won't go away 🎵 ...

I want a new lube, one that won't go away 🎵

One that won't splatter my bike 🎵

One that won't squeak all day 🎵

One that won't make me nervous 🎵

Wonderin' what to do 🎵
06-10-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,341
Posted By Shimagnolo

Especially if it was colored blue!:thumb:

Especially if it was colored blue!:thumb:
06-10-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,341
Posted By Shimagnolo

$18.95 per 2oz -> $1212.80 per gallon.:eek: ...

$18.95 per 2oz -> $1212.80 per gallon.:eek:
Man, I need to get into this business!:thumb:
06-09-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,036
Posted By Shimagnolo

I wasn't even aware of the CC-4, but it is good...

I wasn't even aware of the CC-4, but it is good to see that Park has finally followed Pedro's in mimicking the design of the Shimano TC-CN41.
:thumb:
Forum: Commuting
06-09-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,551
Views: 292,029
Posted By Shimagnolo

Pharmacist: "And how many would you like?" ...

Pharmacist: "And how many would you like?"

Hermie: "Three dozen."

Pharmacist: "You planning a big night?"

Hermie: "Just the usual."
05-29-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,883
Posted By Shimagnolo

1. Small consumer cameras always have wide-angle...

1. Small consumer cameras always have wide-angle lenses that make everything look further away than it really is. Any lens with Field-Of-View of >=64 degrees is wide-angle. I have one camera with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,043
Posted By Shimagnolo

The first long-sleeved summer Jersey I bought was...

The first long-sleeved summer Jersey I bought was Performance brand in white. The material had a ribbed texture and looked fairly heavy. But when wearing it, I found the weave was so loose that any...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,043
Posted By Shimagnolo

I initially tried Desoto "arm coolers" and "leg...

I initially tried Desoto "arm coolers" and "leg coolers", and they did the job, but having to deal with multiple pieces when getting dressed was an annoyance, and then I discovered long sleeved...
05-23-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,883
Posted By Shimagnolo

And if the cops had been riding in a staggered...

And if the cops had been riding in a staggered formation, (as is taught in the MSF courses), the guys on the right could easily have moved left into a single file formation to pass cyclists.
...
05-22-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,325
Posted By Shimagnolo

Well, that's one way to get it across the Mexican...

Well, that's one way to get it across the Mexican border.:thumb:
05-19-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 15,243
Posted By Shimagnolo

I think this is a point of confusion here. I...

I think this is a point of confusion here.
I use the term counter to include the opposite pressure while maintaining the turn, but yes, the wheel only briefly points in the opposite direction on...
05-19-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 15,243
Posted By Shimagnolo

I do 5000 miles a year on a motorcycle in the...

I do 5000 miles a year on a motorcycle in the mountain twisties here in CO.
You are wrong.
See post #28, first video.
05-18-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 15,243
Posted By Shimagnolo

This video has a couple interesting modified...

This video has a couple interesting modified motorbikes to demonstrate steering: One with a separate set of fixed handlebars, and one with a pointer on the tank to better show small movements of the...
04-03-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,314
Posted By Shimagnolo

I remember that; I think it was around the year...

I remember that; I think it was around the year 2000. At that point I just started using SRAM links with Shimano chains.

Then I decided it was silly to be buying the links separately, and just...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,551
Views: 292,029
Posted By Shimagnolo

A heartwarming story from this morning: ...

A heartwarming story from this morning:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/588x736/screen_shot_2021_03_21_at_09_51_05_ee736d9644e016822845916966f0c1ead949dfb5.png
Forum: Commuting
03-11-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,551
Views: 292,029
Posted By Shimagnolo

It would appear some people are unclear on the...

It would appear some people are unclear on the concept of a "bike path":
...
03-08-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,367
Posted By Shimagnolo

Conversely, I was on a ride one day, and took a...

Conversely, I was on a ride one day, and took a break at a convenience store near Boulder.
I got into a conversation with a local dude who had a business repairing guitars.
But he couldn't play...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,053
Posted By Shimagnolo

My summer gloves (3-pack): ...

My summer gloves (3-pack):
https://www.homedepot.com/p/FIRM-GRIP-Large-High-Dex-Gloves-3-Pack-3101-96/202203753

My winter gloves:...
02-05-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Shimagnolo

That is to stop the chain from jamming between...

That is to stop the chain from jamming between the crank arm and chainring, in the event the chain falls off the outside.
02-05-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Shimagnolo

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_ra-e.html#ramp

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_ra-e.html#ramp
02-04-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,837
Posted By Shimagnolo

I've worn out lots of cassettes, and they never...

I've worn out lots of cassettes, and they never showed visible wear.
The only way to know is to put a new chain on it, and try it out.
A cassette isn't something I would buy used.
01-17-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,398
Posted By Shimagnolo

Properly sized spokes put the head of the nipple...

Properly sized spokes put the head of the nipple in compression.
If spokes are too short, they can put the body of the nipple in tension, causing breakage.
Are the spokes long enough to reach the...
09-22-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,505
Posted By Shimagnolo

The best way I've found to clean up a brake track...

The best way I've found to clean up a brake track is a Scotch-Brite pad (or generic equivalent).
Much easer to do with the tire off, so you can wrap the pad around the rim and clean both brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,843
Posted By Shimagnolo

I feel the same about jerseys and shorts. :thumb:

I feel the same about jerseys and shorts. :thumb:
09-15-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,363
Posted By Shimagnolo

I was having an issue with an RD once, so I...

I was having an issue with an RD once, so I bought the Park alignment tool. It *was* out of alignment, but the misalignment was 90 degrees off of where I thought it was.
09-15-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By Shimagnolo

https://www.tifosioptics.com/cycling-sunglasses/ ...

https://www.tifosioptics.com/cycling-sunglasses/

I've been using a pair of photochromic Podium style for the last several years. My all time favorites.:thumb:
09-12-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,937
Posted By Shimagnolo

Refund? Refund??? REFUND???:eek:

Refund? Refund??? REFUND???:eek:
09-12-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,937
Posted By Shimagnolo

Note that it includes an awl-like tool in the...

Note that it includes an awl-like tool in the handle for opening up housings after cutting....
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