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06-21-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,599
Posted By Leinster

The multitool in my post literally right above...

The multitool in my post literally right above yours is probably cheaper than the surge-pricing uber ride you will take back to your car. And if you forget how to use it you can always use your cell...
06-21-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,599
Posted By Leinster

I've used the chain-tool on my multi-tool about 5...

I've used the chain-tool on my multi-tool about 5 times over the years. At least twice from a snapped chain, 2 other times from other mechanical mishaps requiring a quick on-the-fly single-speed...
06-02-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,005
Posted By Leinster

They might not have access to your contacts, but...

They might not have access to your contacts, but they have access to the contacts of several people, some of whom may have the email address you used to sign up, in their contacts.
05-31-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By Leinster

Granted, it might not work nearly as well with 10...

Granted, it might not work nearly as well with 10 speed, but I will always default to exploring the cheapest option (ie, just get a Campag cassette) and see if it works acceptably, before spending...
05-30-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By Leinster

I havenít done it with 10 speed, but Iíve run...

I havenít done it with 10 speed, but Iíve run Campag shifters and derailleurs with Shimano 8 and 11 speed cassettes with no problem. I set my indexing based on the middle cogs (so 4/5 for 8spd, 6 for...
05-12-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,196
Posted By Leinster

As a kid, once I graduated from trying to balance...

As a kid, once I graduated from trying to balance in the back garden, I learned to ride in the new-built estate behind our house in Dublin. The road was a closed loop, so traffic was light. Enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 01:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,596
Posted By Leinster

I wouldnít call GP5K tires a ďluxuryĒ upgrade;...

I wouldnít call GP5K tires a ďluxuryĒ upgrade; the price of them isnít astronomical compared to other tire price points, especially if you can get a good deal online. Iíve saved myself the price of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,180
Posted By Leinster

If you want budget budget tires, I have Kenda...

If you want budget budget tires, I have Kenda Kwests on my commuter bike in 25c. They aren't as supple as the GP4ks that I have on my road bikes, but at $20ea, you wouldn't expect them to be. They've...
04-28-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 966
Posted By Leinster

He's telling you that there are other online...

He's telling you that there are other online purchasing options than just Amazon. I know it may not feel that way sometimes, but the internet is full of honest small retailers who do still offer...
04-20-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,871
Posted By Leinster

I think at this age, upsizing bikes is similar to...

I think at this age, upsizing bikes is similar to to getting them on it in the first place. I built up my son's 16" bike when he was about 4-1/2, but his first few times he tried it he was just a...
04-19-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,239
Posted By Leinster

I just came into this thread to point out that...

I just came into this thread to point out that not calling it "Help Miyata Here" was a huge missed opportunity and I am disappoint.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By Leinster

Update; I found a couple of spacers in the...

Update;
I found a couple of spacers in the parts drawer.
I pulled the cassette off the DB/Trainer wheel to add a spacer, but found that the cassette on that wheel was on the outside limit; any...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,022
Posted By Leinster

2lbs heavier, and twice the price, of mechanical...

2lbs heavier, and twice the price, of mechanical 105.

I'd just buy 105 mechanical, I don't need a 12th gear, or electronic shifting, that badly. And if I had that money for a Group, I'd probably...
04-15-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,360
Posted By Leinster

if he was cycling towards the coast, itís...

if he was cycling towards the coast, itís possible he was going downhill into the wind on the outbound leg, and uphill with the wind on the way back.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,263
Posted By Leinster

I asked recently on the Cult of CAAD thread, and...

I asked recently on the Cult of CAAD thread, and was assured that 28c tires have been used on CAAD10s with success in the past.

I love my CAAD10, it's an excellent bike, I have ridden carbon and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10,325
Views: 2,976,451
Posted By Leinster

That R600 is a beaut, and Iím a guy who usually...

That R600 is a beaut, and Iím a guy who usually prefers to see silver components on a classic roadie like that. The black goes perfect with that paint job and really makes it look fresh.

I do like...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,953
Posted By Leinster

Yes, the speed sensor helps out if you lose...

Yes, the speed sensor helps out if you lose signal (cloud cover, skyscrapers, long tunnels etc) but itís also handy if you use your bike on a home trainer (main reason I got a sensor).

I have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,810
Posted By Leinster

What was the question again?

What was the question again?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,810
Posted By Leinster

Great Scott!

Great Scott!
04-05-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,851
Posted By Leinster

I've never called my wife "The Authorities"...

I've never called my wife "The Authorities" before, but I might start now.

When she isn't listening, obv.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,233
Posted By Leinster

Nicer wheels might save you a minute/hr (so a...

Nicer wheels might save you a minute/hr (so a little over 30s on your 13 miler) on a loop or flattish course. But a pair of wheels that weighs 300-500g less than your 2kg Axis wheels might save you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,233
Posted By Leinster

I think the point of the "disposable placeholder"...

I think the point of the "disposable placeholder" opinion of stock wheels is that generally, at most price points, the wheels are the low-hanging fruit on the upgrade tree, outside of disposable wear...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,233
Posted By Leinster

This is an old review, but it looks like the...

This is an old review, but it looks like the Vittoria 1976 shoes are still available on Amazon. Thatís what Iíd be going for if I was tied in to clips n straps still;...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,233
Posted By Leinster

You shut your dirty mouth around my or anyone...

You shut your dirty mouth around my or anyone else around hereís significant other.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,233
Posted By Leinster

Shame on me. One of the first lessons I was...

Shame on me.

One of the first lessons I was given as a young cyclist was Ēnever use your tire levers to put the tire back on.Ē

I can probably count on the fingers on one foot the amount of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,233
Posted By Leinster

multiple studies have shown that in steady-state...

multiple studies have shown that in steady-state riding, there is no benefit in efficiency to riding, say, 40km in clipless over platform pedals.

and thatís fine if all youíre doing is riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,450
Posted By Leinster

What himespau said, but also some bikes come...

What himespau said, but also some bikes come stock with cables that are too long for some riders' tastes. Different people replace cables at different periods. After 3 years, you're probably coming...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By Leinster

Flats will happen, the only question to the...

Flats will happen, the only question to the cycling Gods is "when?"

Walking-in-cleats distance from home is pretty benevolent of them in that regard.

It also gives the added bonus of "Honey!...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 19,490
Posted By Leinster

I had to google bronze cerakote. I think that...

I had to google bronze cerakote. I think that color scheme belongs on a long-cage derailleur hanging from an All-City Gorilla Monsoon. I would ride the heck out of that bike.

I think as Campag...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 19,490
Posted By Leinster

I dunno, I think from the remove of a couple of...

I dunno, I think from the remove of a couple of years, it's worth having the discussion of whether Campag made a mistake by introducing Potenza, which has now been discontinued (they did).

Or if...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By Leinster

I bought one of these in 2014, it's been on my...

I bought one of these in 2014, it's been on my main bike ever since;...
03-23-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,049
Posted By Leinster

Wow, you want to make cars illegal? I mean, itís...

Wow, you want to make cars illegal? I mean, itís a big call, but ok...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,837
Posted By Leinster

I got the Mini-morph (because the Road Morph was...

I got the Mini-morph (because the Road Morph was just that bit too big) and loved it for a while, but then the seal broke and it just wouldnít pump.

So I got a Zefal HP frame pump. It sits snug...
03-08-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,129
Posted By Leinster

Anything in the teens Celsius is ideal...

Anything in the teens Celsius is ideal temperatures for pretty much anything where youíre going to sweat. Low teens you might need to bring an extra layer for cafe stops etc, but anything between...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By Leinster

if the kid is driving this, I say back him all...

if the kid is driving this, I say back him all the way. I respect the caution you’re advising here, but unless this is a pushy dad pushing Junior into something (and there’s no indication that’s the...
02-23-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,821
Posted By Leinster

I used to live in Costa Mesa and when I'd bike...

I used to live in Costa Mesa and when I'd bike around town people would look at me like I was on a flying saucer.

More people riding bikes in OC is definitely a good thing for people who ride...
02-20-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,668
Posted By Leinster

A liter of water weighs one kilogram (at STP,...

A liter of water weighs one kilogram (at STP, near enough). And a liter is a cube 10cm on one side. And a hectare is a square 100m on one side. That is the great thing about the metric system, is how...
02-19-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,880
Posted By Leinster

This thread has groove and feeling. I had...

This thread has groove and feeling.


I had a bike stolen from my apartment's basement car park while living in a capital city. The thieves came in, presumably with a van or truck, and cut the...
02-12-21, 02:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 956
Posted By Leinster

The question was always about brake levers. Heís...

The question was always about brake levers. Heís not entering hot or not.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10,325
Views: 2,976,451
Posted By Leinster

I like the red, but yeah, a bare Al with a black...

I like the red, but yeah, a bare Al with a black Group would look sweet.

I had a similar Truvativ triple crank on my old Schwinn and didn't care for it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,687
Posted By Leinster

I'm over 200 and ride 23 GP4000s with 80R/90F. ...

I'm over 200 and ride 23 GP4000s with 80R/90F.

I won't go back to Gatorskins, the difference in puncture resistance (marginal) is not worth the difference in road feel/resistance (significant).
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,840
Posted By Leinster

I have the Planet Bike button cages on a couple...

I have the Planet Bike button cages on a couple of my bikes. $7 currently on various sites.

I've had some plastic cages, but I find that some bottles are slightly off-standard sizes, so with metal...
01-11-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By Leinster

I use that top position. I would call it maybe...

I use that top position. I would call it maybe Aero-hoods? It's always as you say, stretching out at the front, getting a little more aero than the pistol-grip, but without going into the drops. The...
01-04-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,325
Posted By Leinster

If it's got a complete 600 group all in good...

If it's got a complete 600 group all in good working order, that might be worth not far off CA$350 on its own based on eBay pricing. On the other hand, those brake levers look off-brand, so it might...
01-04-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,774
Posted By Leinster

I don't know how much crossover there is, but Tim...

I don't know how much crossover there is, but Tim Krabbe wrote The Rider about being a bike-riding chess-player. Or chess-playing bike-rider, depending on perspective.
12-30-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,774
Posted By Leinster

Grand Tour riders and CG contenders tend to be...

Grand Tour riders and CG contenders tend to be quite short as power/weight ratio is a major factor, and it's difficult to be over 6' tall and under 65 kgs and still produce enough power to win bike...
10-26-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,581
Posted By Leinster

Why would your mind go to a cassette? Surely the...

Why would your mind go to a cassette? Surely the better option would be a length of cush bar tape, and a gentle flossing motion?
10-07-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,861
Posted By Leinster

Chance of rain in the forecast even. The air is...

Chance of rain in the forecast even. The air is clearer up here in Napa, and the fires are coming under containment.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,461
Posted By Leinster

I think you hit on one thing about bicycle...

I think you hit on one thing about bicycle marketing; it's always targeted at people who already ride bikes. That portion that is aimed at getting people to ride bikes is always a lot more vague. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,949
Posted By Leinster

BOOOOO! What are you even doing on Bikeforums?

BOOOOO! What are you even doing on Bikeforums?
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