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12-24-23, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Surly Corner Bar? ...

Surly Corner Bar?

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12-24-23, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I've no experience with dynamo hubs yet, but I've...

I've no experience with dynamo hubs yet, but I've just done two vintage bikes with bottle dynamos - one mixte and one dutch bike - and when weight is not an issue for city commuting, I think they're...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-23, 06:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,327
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I can't make a recommendation, though I can't...

I can't make a recommendation, though I can't imagine the tech has changed a lot.

I'm sure there are others who will see this post and chime in with experiences using MTB SPDs on a road bike,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-23, 05:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,327
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Throw SPD MTB pedals on your wife's bikes?...

Throw SPD MTB pedals on your wife's bikes? Changing pedals is a snap.
12-23-23, 01:25 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,299
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I think what you need is an "endurance" bike....

I think what you need is an "endurance" bike. There's a wonderful little thread here, where so many people have so many important things to say about it.
...
12-23-23, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3,005
Views: 862,719
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

dutch bike light resto

Enjoyed tearing this down, cleaning it up, and reassembling. There's something very theraputic in making an old bike roadworthy again, but more than just fixing flats, to make it a lot better than it...
12-18-23, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15,363
Views: 4,011,351
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

FREE from a really nice young German couple who...

FREE from a really nice young German couple who are returning home after living in Dublin the past couple years. Two flat tyres, but the dynamo lights work, wheels are true, BB & headset are smooth,...
12-17-23, 08:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,890
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

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Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

"unrestored"? Damn. What you guys consider...

"unrestored"? Damn. What you guys consider "unrestored" would be labeled "mint condition" in Dublin. That's a sweet bike.

Here you'd expect €250-350, but it's very market-dependent. You have to...
12-15-23, 07:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,154
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I recall a thread years ago about someone with...

I recall a thread years ago about someone with this problem, and after dismantling the entire bike, it ended up being the zip on their cycling jacket, which they only wore on cold days.

The point:...
12-09-23, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 716
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

What's your gut tell you - what do you want to...

What's your gut tell you - what do you want to do? (HINT: DO THAT, it's more fun.) The best way to determine if it's the right geometry /for you/, as a drop bar gravel bike (or whatever) is to do it...
12-09-23, 08:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,226
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

REPEAT do not clamp anything but the seat post. ...

REPEAT do not clamp anything but the seat post.

If you absolutely must break this rule, maybe don't "clamp" it? Just rest & balance the bike on the stand? Don't clamp what's not the seat post....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-23, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2,218
Views: 336,127
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Both get a HOT vote from me!

Both get a HOT vote from me!
12-09-23, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Aside from being the most eclectic color mix...

Aside from being the most eclectic color mix ever... that frame's paint is perfect, absolutely flawless. This bike should be in a museum.
12-09-23, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 716
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

This is not the end of the world. Be patient. ...

This is not the end of the world. Be patient.

If the loose bit is rattling around in the frame, take your time and get it to the hole, and pry it out. It may take a while, but I've done this...
11-19-23, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

With the catalog info I'm seeing, I'd say "1979"...

With the catalog info I'm seeing, I'd say "1979" is as good a bet as any, unfortunately. A lot can happen between the factory, to the distributor, then at the bike shop, and over >40 years of bumping...
11-19-23, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

There was no model name anywhere. I didn't search...

There was no model name anywhere. I didn't search very hard for an old Motobecane catalogue, that might show up something. "steel-vintage dot com" has exactly this same bike, same color, right down...
11-19-23, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I totally agree, those clamps are terrible. ...

I totally agree, those clamps are terrible.

It appears to be in the "Soubitez" style; but it's just the least expensive option I could find on aliexpress. Works well, and not far off the style of...
11-19-23, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

1979 Motobecane Mixte, "before & after"

This became available to me as a project, and I couldn't say no. There's a lot of junk around, and while this isn't rare or special, it certainly wasn't junk and deserved to be put back in rideable...
11-24-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

The convergence of so many cyclists due to our...

The convergence of so many cyclists due to our similarities is still amazing to me, though I suppose it should be expected. Right down to the change to 26x1.75" tyres of bonsai171 !

But throw in...
11-09-22, 04:26 AM
Replies: 5,419
Views: 3,857,569
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Girlfriend wanted to avail of the "bike to work"...

Girlfriend wanted to avail of the "bike to work" scheme (a tax incentive from the govt to encourage bike commuting), and she got a 2022 Cinelli Zydeco.

2022 Cinelli Zydeco...
05-06-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 10,963
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Doesn't matter how I feel. I slow down and pass...

Doesn't matter how I feel. I slow down and pass only when safe to do so.

The only person being dangerous is the one choosing to be dangerous, and in the OP's case it's the driver. It's always the...
04-20-22, 12:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I might pull it out and confirm you actually...

I might pull it out and confirm you actually cross-threaded it. Could it be the case the face isn't so flat, and it just looks wonky but really isn't? I'd have thought you'd have known you were...
04-16-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Things like this I try not to overthink. Clearly...

Things like this I try not to overthink. Clearly the link is the problem. You can try working it back and forth to loosen it up, but I wouldn't spend much time on it and probably just get a new chain.
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

That's a fantastic candidate to strip down to...

That's a fantastic candidate to strip down to frame & fork, get rid of all the mismatched and messed-up stuff, and put a proper groupset on it. That would transform the bike from an afterthought some...
12-26-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,551
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

So you "made it" a Trofeo? Did you just answer...

So you "made it" a Trofeo? Did you just answer your own question? LOL.

Yeah, hopefully there's some stampings on the frame.
12-17-21, 03:42 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,146
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

That's ME in the blue helmet just over Matteo...

That's ME in the blue helmet just over Matteo Simoni's left shoulder! I was one of the "cyclist extras", Team Lascale #22, got to ride just behind the two main teams (Austrange and Settosa). Was such...
12-16-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,102
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

It sounds from your original post that the bike...

It sounds from your original post that the bike shop wasn't so interested in doing this service for free, leading me to question how much they care, especially when "just don't use that gear...
12-16-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,102
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Well, it's not "completely normal" but the shop...

Well, it's not "completely normal" but the shop isn't completely wrong either.

Depending on the bike and the quality of its components, there may be some limitation as to whether or not this can...
12-12-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,630
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

oh crap, that sux

oh crap, that sux
12-04-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,555
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

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2021 LIV Langma Advanced 3 Disc

After checking...
11-23-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,782
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

100%. After years of using the least expensive...

100%. After years of using the least expensive bar tape I could find (usually Deda Elementi) and just replacing it more often (because while it does look good initially, it wears & stains quickly),...
10-29-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

In other words: Whatever combination works...

In other words:

Whatever combination works to get the cassette solid on the wheel means you can then set the limits, and you'll be alright.
10-28-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,555
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

As much as I like that Bianchi Sprint (she loves...

As much as I like that Bianchi Sprint (she loves it too, just based on looks), this isn't a bike for me, so I'm going to take what seems to be a sound general consensus advice to pop into every bike...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,281
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

You think bullying and intimidation with a motor...

You think bullying and intimidation with a motor vehicle is no big deal?
Forum: Commuting
10-22-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,281
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Report to the authorities. Get a case number, to...

Report to the authorities. Get a case number, to ensure a report is actually recorded, and then follow up on it.

Telling his boss isn't likely to have the employee held accountable, as it would...
10-22-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,798
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

It's why I only log in to bikeforums once every...

It's why I only log in to bikeforums once every few weeks/months. Due to a lack of regulation, then moderators often siding with "deplorables", and finally realizing I was giving a lot more than I...
06-17-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

If I was you, I'd get a 1.85mm and a 1mm spacer,...

If I was you, I'd get a 1.85mm and a 1mm spacer, just to have them on hand. Last time I put an 8 speed Shimano cassette on a Zonda wheel (that was running a 10 speed cassette), it needed the 1.85mm...
06-10-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3,005
Views: 862,719
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Quite a few of my mates are getting into cycling,...

Quite a few of my mates are getting into cycling, but they seem to forget what "cleaning" is... or maybe they never knew, I dunno.

Good thing for them I seem to like working on bikes as much as...
05-30-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,331
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

So unfortunate, was sorry to hear about this. ...

So unfortunate, was sorry to hear about this.

This is the main reason why I run a camera (two actually) on any cycle - it'll tell a story when I'm found dead in a ditch.

By the way, some...
05-30-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 992
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

11-speed Shimano and Campy cassettes have the...

11-speed Shimano and Campy cassettes have the same spacing, so they will work together no problem; and as you've done with the 8 speed, there's enough margin of error that it will work.

But I do...
05-22-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,391
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I'll add this trick/hack: take some 3/4" radiator...

I'll add this trick/hack: take some 3/4" radiator hose - or anything rubber, like an old floor mat - and cut it in such a way as to attach it to the ends/edges of the board. This will 1) keep the...
05-22-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,391
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Bolt a bike fork mount to a 2"x8" board. Cheap...

Bolt a bike fork mount to a 2"x8" board. Cheap and works well. Just don't forget your front wheel.
05-19-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 208,704
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

A 1987 Cannondale "Competition ST", I got it off...

A 1987 Cannondale "Competition ST", I got it off eBay back in 2016, if I remember correctly it was from Bedford PA (which caught my eye). I believe the paint to be a custom order,...
Replies: 17
Views: 2,244
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Are you kidding me? I hate you. :) :) :)

Are you kidding me? I hate you. :) :) :)
05-08-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,526
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I cannot believe no one has mentioned the obvious...

I cannot believe no one has mentioned the obvious here:

To start, it should be on the other side of the fork (the drive side is pictured above... unless that's the craziest fork angle ever).
05-08-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,437
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

WOW, a stand AND a torque wrench set for 50GBP?...

WOW, a stand AND a torque wrench set for 50GBP? That's a smokin' deal!

(If you're in the UK; otherwise add customs and duty and shipping and maybe it's less good.)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 922
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Good question! If I were on a long cycle and...

Good question!

If I were on a long cycle and needed to use the toilet, I'd pop into a shop (like a petrol station), and ASK THE PERSON behind the counter if I could park it there inside the shop,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,425
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

If you were in an emergency (in the desert, had...

If you were in an emergency (in the desert, had no phone, etc) you could shove a folded bank note (euro, dollar, pound, etc.) to cover the gash. It could get you home, where you can then get your...
04-28-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,905
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

For dogs that want to chase you: I've learned,...

For dogs that want to chase you: I've learned, from riding motorcycles, but it works on a bicycle too, is to slow down, allow the dog to commit to an angle of attack, then speed up so they miss you....
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