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Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-11, 04:57 AM
Replies: 2,100
Views: 515,318
Posted By fmw

Ok, I'll join in. I sold my Titanium and carbon...

Ok, I'll join in. I sold my Titanium and carbon fiber bikes in 2008 because I prefer steel. Here is one of my steels, a late 90's Ciocc frame that I built up in 2004 with a Campy Veloce drive...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-11, 05:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,352
Posted By fmw

I haven't been in Proform for a while. Looks...

I haven't been in Proform for a while. Looks like he dropped Litespeed in favor of Cervelo and Scott. It's a great little bike shop.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-11, 05:49 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,849
Posted By fmw

Weight weenieism is just a hobby. To me it has...

Weight weenieism is just a hobby. To me it has little to do with cycling but is a perfectly legitimate pursuit as a hobby in itself.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-11, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 639
Posted By fmw

Long recovery

I wondered if that was a burning sensation in my chest. Since I had had bypass surgery 10 years before, I suspected it was my heart. I slowed to a crawl and limped home keeping the heart going slow...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By fmw

OK, then don't do what I suggest.

OK, then don't do what I suggest.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-09, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By fmw

Try turning the brake pads around 180 degrees...

Try turning the brake pads around 180 degrees laterally or switching them side to side.
07-19-09, 02:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,316
Posted By fmw

I think you can take the anti Lance sentiments...

I think you can take the anti Lance sentiments with a grain of salt unless they come from a 7 time tour winner.
07-19-09, 01:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,264
Posted By fmw

I think Contador won the Tour today. Nobody can...

I think Contador won the Tour today. Nobody can outclimb him. He's a decent TT rider and it would take a truly exceptional one to beat him there. And that exceptional one wouldn't likely be a...
07-19-09, 01:48 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,551
Posted By fmw

It is a competition. Teams try to beat other...

It is a competition. Teams try to beat other teams. Hincapie should have ridden a few seconds faster. No reason to feel sorry for him. He's feeling sorry for himself well enough.
07-19-09, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By fmw

Lube (and or replace) the cables and adjust the...

Lube (and or replace) the cables and adjust the calipers to the correct width.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-09, 01:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,817
Posted By fmw

I have all the Campy gruppos. I don't even want...

I have all the Campy gruppos. I don't even want to try anything else. I found the Shimano easy to break and, in 1/2 century of riding, I have yet to break my first Campy part. I've never even seen...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-09, 01:23 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,115
Posted By fmw

I would just invite him to take a 150 mile ride...

I would just invite him to take a 150 mile ride at 25 mph and see whether or not any athleticism or physical conditioning was involved.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-09, 01:19 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,662
Posted By fmw

If you watched X nail the climb into Verbier...

If you watched X nail the climb into Verbier today dusting off Y, Z and others, you wouldn't need to ask. It is the engine, not the bike. If they rode bikes that were a couple of pounds heavier it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-09, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By fmw

The kind of bike a beginner should buy is...

The kind of bike a beginner should buy is incredibly meaningless. In fact it takes a pro to notice the subtle differences between one frame and another. I've been riding for decades and these...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-07, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By fmw

Since you want to upgrade just for the sake of...

Since you want to upgrade just for the sake of upgrading, why not upgrade everything?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-07, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,391
Posted By fmw

There's a good use of time. I wonder if anybody...

There's a good use of time. I wonder if anybody has ever gone to jail for sending spam. I seriously doubt it. The most common crime in the U.S. is identity theft and yet nobody has gone to jail...
06-18-07, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By fmw

Be sure the chain is long enough to accomodate...

Be sure the chain is long enough to accomodate the larger cassette. Then that should do it. If you don't have quite enough cage length the worst that can happen is that you have a little chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-07, 09:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,327
Posted By fmw

Your welcome. Nice job. It's a very pretty...

Your welcome. Nice job. It's a very pretty bike. Simple and classic, just the way I like them.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-07, 09:02 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 10,347
Posted By fmw

Now there's an adult comment.

Now there's an adult comment.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-07, 05:54 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,396
Posted By fmw

To be honest with you, I don't even pay attention...

To be honest with you, I don't even pay attention to other people's bikes. The only bikes that are important to me are mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-07, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By fmw

Always exciting to get a new bike. I didn't know...

Always exciting to get a new bike. I didn't know Bianchi had brought back the old Campione name. I was expecting a celeste green bike from the 1990's. It looks terrific.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-07, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By fmw

Your rear derailleur needs adjustment. Check...

Your rear derailleur needs adjustment. Check both the limit stops and the cable tension.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-07, 05:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,917
Posted By fmw

Have tried inhaling and never exhaling?

Have tried inhaling and never exhaling?
06-16-07, 03:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,873
Posted By fmw

Use olive oil for Italian bikes. Well, I guess...

Use olive oil for Italian bikes. Well, I guess butter is OK for Northern Italian bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-07, 03:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,923
Posted By fmw

I don't think taking steroids is illegal and it...

I don't think taking steroids is illegal and it certainly isn't illegal for a doctor to buy it and have it. Why should anybody be arrested?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-07, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By fmw

Heck, he won the TdF. He deserves to make some...

Heck, he won the TdF. He deserves to make some money from it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-07, 06:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,374
Posted By fmw

It really has a nice paint scheme. Very pretty.

It really has a nice paint scheme. Very pretty.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-07, 01:38 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,656
Posted By fmw

Good to see Alan hasn't disappeared. ;)

Good to see Alan hasn't disappeared. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-07, 06:56 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,656
Posted By fmw

No, experience has a lot to do with time. The...

No, experience has a lot to do with time. The race car driver you mention is talented and effective but not experienced. Big difference.

I'll make my point a little more thoroughly. Like...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-07, 04:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,892
Posted By fmw

[QUOTE=ratebeer] Google is an enemy? Sheesh!...

[QUOTE=ratebeer]
Google is an enemy? Sheesh! Get a life!
[QUOTE]

Would you consider a company that maliciously cost you $ 3/4 million an enemy? Sheesh! I have a life despite the existence of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-07, 04:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,892
Posted By fmw

No kidding. I make my living on the internet. ...

No kidding. I make my living on the internet. It is quite a bit more than entertainment for me.
06-14-07, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By fmw

I wonder, then, why Campagnolo recommends medium...

I wonder, then, why Campagnolo recommends medium RD's with cassettes with 29 tooth gears but not those with 25 or 26 tooth gears?

For the OP, I prefer triples to compact doubles personally but I...
06-14-07, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By fmw

You need to buy new bearings if there is play in...

You need to buy new bearings if there is play in the headset. Otherwise, cleaning and lubing should get you by.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-07, 03:42 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,656
Posted By fmw

No kidding. After 1/2 a century of bike riding...

No kidding. After 1/2 a century of bike riding I'm still not experienced. I can't tell an expensive frame from a cheap one by riding it. I can tell one that doesn't fit. I can sense differences...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-07, 03:39 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,656
Posted By fmw

Thanks, Ostuni. What unfortunate circumstances...

Thanks, Ostuni. What unfortunate circumstances are those?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-07, 03:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,892
Posted By fmw

...and my enemy. I've never used and never will...

...and my enemy. I've never used and never will use anything from Google.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-07, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By fmw

I've used both. No meaningful difference for me.

I've used both. No meaningful difference for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-07, 08:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,203
Posted By fmw

Ah. It's an opinion. You stated it as a fact.

Ah. It's an opinion. You stated it as a fact.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-07, 08:38 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,656
Posted By fmw

It isn't hard for me to understand why I ride...

It isn't hard for me to understand why I ride alone. I don't have to listen to any of it because there isn't anybody else around to comment on how or what I ride. I can just enjoy riding the bike. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-07, 08:34 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,656
Posted By fmw

Normally this results from the quality of...

Normally this results from the quality of management. BD obviously has more effective management. I operate a low margin business as well so I can tell you it isn't easy. BD does it pretty well.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-07, 08:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,203
Posted By fmw

There you go. Sounds like a well thought out...

There you go. Sounds like a well thought out opinion. I bought SRAM so that makes it better than the others? I've tested all of these groups in similar riding situations and you can read my...
06-14-07, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By fmw

There you go. Let's make marketing gibberish a...

There you go. Let's make marketing gibberish a bike maintenance recommendation.
06-14-07, 08:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By fmw

Now, Tiger, calm down. I'm not wrong. The OP...

Now, Tiger, calm down. I'm not wrong. The OP didn't even say what kind of chain he had. Most chains (Shimano as an example) have a rust inhibitor that is not a lubricant. Even the manufacturer's...
06-14-07, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By fmw

Your problem is usually caused by an improperly...

Your problem is usually caused by an improperly tightened bottom bracket. Bottom brackets need to be tight.
06-14-07, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,069
Posted By fmw

It doesn't sound like it to me. Hub noises...

It doesn't sound like it to me. Hub noises aren't gear-dependedt. To me it sounds like a misinstalled rear derailleur.
06-14-07, 06:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By fmw

The factory "grease" isn't grease. It is a rust...

The factory "grease" isn't grease. It is a rust inhibitor and should be removed and replaced with a proper lubricant before you ride the bike for the first time.
06-14-07, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By fmw

Bad idea. Added weight and cost for no...

Bad idea. Added weight and cost for no meaningful benefit.
06-13-07, 12:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,864
Posted By fmw

My answer is, I don't know. The parts came in at...

My answer is, I don't know. The parts came in at different times and I lost track.
06-13-07, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By fmw

Last year I assembled a brand new old stock 1970...

Last year I assembled a brand new old stock 1970 garlatti that came in its original carton. I'm still riding on the original 27" tires and tubes. So that would be 37 years or so?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-07, 12:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,008
Posted By fmw

Ibex and others do what you suggest. A better...

Ibex and others do what you suggest. A better plan would be to sell eveything for bikes but not bikes at a discount. Bikes are the low margin part of the industry. Accessories, apparel and parts...
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