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12-03-23, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By smd4

Donít ride wearing pants.

Donít ride wearing pants.
12-01-23, 06:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 889
Posted By smd4

The clamping bolt (as well as the wedge/cone...

The clamping bolt (as well as the wedge/cone bolt) is hidden inside the stem. You can see the clamping wedge just inside the stem itself.

Itís an elegant stem from a more civilized time.
11-30-23, 03:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,850
Posted By smd4

Black saddle definitely an improvement. I...

Black saddle definitely an improvement. I wouldn't hesitate to go with a black seatpost to match the stem, but there's enough silver components that keeping the Campy wouldn't be a deal breaker.
11-30-23, 01:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 889
Posted By smd4

Now you can go on the hunt for the nicest quill...

Now you can go on the hunt for the nicest quill stem ever made (by Nitto as well):
...
11-30-23, 12:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 889
Posted By smd4

I don't think any amount of assurances or...

I don't think any amount of assurances or hand-holding are going to assuage your fears here. Just buy a new stem and forget about it.
11-30-23, 08:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,817
Posted By smd4

I agree with Andy on this. Right or wrong,...

I agree with Andy on this.

Right or wrong, when an impeccably-maintained high-end bike came into the shop, we handled it extra carefully, as opposed to how we handled the rusty Free Spirits or...
11-29-23, 02:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,218
Posted By smd4

The point is, with a bit of money, you could...

The point is, with a bit of money, you could probably get your 23 lb. bike down to 19 or 20 lbs.
11-29-23, 12:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 889
Posted By smd4

It's not. But I'm sure if you don't want to use...

It's not. But I'm sure if you don't want to use it, you'll find a willing buyer.
11-26-23, 05:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 816
Posted By smd4

Iím with you, man! Although we are few and far...

Iím with you, man! Although we are few and far between around here.

Iíve got 700x 23 Veloflexes running at 140 psi. Fantastic ride! And even the oft-quoted Rene Herse articles are very carefully...
11-26-23, 05:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,552
Posted By smd4

Why are the gears in back called cogs or...

Why are the gears in back called cogs or sprockets, but the gears up front are chainrings? Why do you put your saddle on the seat post?

Itís just traditionósomething common in cycling. Donít sweat...
11-26-23, 06:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,076
Posted By smd4

The idea that aluminum frames are ďharshĒ is new;...

The idea that aluminum frames are ďharshĒ is new; throughout the 1980s, one of the main benefits touted for aluminum frames was their comfort and ability to absorb road vibration.
11-21-23, 09:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,157
Posted By smd4

Iíve never used integrated shifters and donít...

Iíve never used integrated shifters and donít plan to. Dura Ace 7700 down tube shifters are perfect as-is in both form and function.
11-19-23, 09:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,128
Posted By smd4

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Selle San Marco Regal Evo. Silver rivets.
11-17-23, 06:33 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,499
Posted By smd4

Nothing wrong with not being a fan. I suspect...

Nothing wrong with not being a fan. I suspect Crankshaft or Pickles would resonate better with this crowd anyway.
11-16-23, 03:12 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,499
Posted By smd4

You reposted seven pictures just for that??

You reposted seven pictures just for that??
11-16-23, 10:37 AM
11-15-23, 08:40 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,166
Posted By smd4

Is there anyone or anything you wonít blame for...

Is there anyone or anything you wonít blame for the predicaments you constantly find yourself in?
11-15-23, 08:28 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,166
Posted By smd4

Thatís OK. Have to go to work to put some food on...

Thatís OK. Have to go to work to put some food on the table for myself and the fam. Chess can wait.
11-15-23, 08:20 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,166
Posted By smd4

Absolutely! Excuse me, I need to brush up on...

Absolutely!

Excuse me, I need to brush up on Chess for Dummies.
11-15-23, 08:16 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,166
Posted By smd4

Then I take it back. I still mentally...

Then I take it back.

I still mentally associate ďTercelĒ with ďTurd.Ē
11-15-23, 08:13 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,166
Posted By smd4

You did it again.

You did it again.
11-15-23, 07:40 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,166
Posted By smd4

Pretty funny coming from a guy who has actively...

Pretty funny coming from a guy who has actively chosen not to save any money! LOL! Smart financial strategy there! The perfect formula for achieving the following:

No car
No apartment
No house...
11-15-23, 07:31 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,166
Posted By smd4

HA! Donít hold your breath! Was that 5 out of 10...

HA! Donít hold your breath! Was that 5 out of 10 in that Econ class?
11-15-23, 07:23 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,166
Posted By smd4

What are you talking about? You have no defense.

What are you talking about? You have no defense.
11-15-23, 07:06 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,166
Posted By smd4

Of course Iím much better off! But it took a...

Of course Iím much better off! But it took a whole LOT of hard work, and some luck, over decades.

Donít give me that crap about national debt. You act like youíve got to pay it off yourself...
11-15-23, 06:57 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,166
Posted By smd4

Because you have no moral compass? Maybe you have...

Because you have no moral compass? Maybe you have no incentive, because you are able to steal one of your basic needs? Could be any number of reasons.
11-15-23, 06:51 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,166
Posted By smd4

If you were smart and wanted to act like an adult...

If you were smart and wanted to act like an adult you would have taken a big chunk of the money you spent on that bike (that doesnít even suit your riding needs) and taken a financial literacy...
11-15-23, 03:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,683
Posted By smd4

Bikes from this era aren't measured by such broad...

Bikes from this era aren't measured by such broad "small/medium/large" ranges; they are precisely measured by centimeter, the length of the seat tube. 54cm may be about right.
11-15-23, 12:19 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,499
Posted By smd4

Just a guess, but I bet Jef blows through stop...

Just a guess, but I bet Jef blows through stop signs too.

Again, another example of Jef hitting just a wee bit too close to home for some.
11-14-23, 07:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,810
Posted By smd4

DA 7700 for me. Modern 105 *may* be functionally...

DA 7700 for me. Modern 105 *may* be functionally superior, but it will never be top of the line.
11-14-23, 10:55 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,499
Posted By smd4

Of course it wasn't. It was initiated as a "let's...

Of course it wasn't. It was initiated as a "let's poke a little fun at ourselves, and not take ourselves too seriously" thread. That didn't work out, because the various Jefs among us got butt-hurt...
11-13-23, 09:22 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,499
Posted By smd4

I donít think Iíve ever seen a worse...

I donít think Iíve ever seen a worse misconception (perhaps ďmischaracterizationĒ is more accurate) than this on any forum Iíve ever participated in. It doesnít just border on the absurd; it crosses...
11-13-23, 08:52 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,499
Posted By smd4

I think the point is most comics arenít laugh out...

I think the point is most comics arenít laugh out loud funny. Theyíre an enjoyable diversion. Zits has been pretty spot-on when it comes to raising teenage boys. Pearlsí recent puns are approaching...
11-13-23, 07:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,683
Posted By smd4

Yes, they did. 105 was only available with...

Yes, they did. 105 was only available with Biopace. 52 and 42 only. You had to purchase replacement rings if you wanted round ones.
11-13-23, 07:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,683
Posted By smd4

The right shift lever can be switched between...

The right shift lever can be switched between friction and indexing by turning the D ring on the side to the appropriate spot.
11-12-23, 03:14 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,499
Posted By smd4

Based on the popularity of the strip, pretty sure...

Based on the popularity of the strip, pretty sure Iím not the ďcontrarianĒ here.
11-12-23, 02:20 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,499
Posted By smd4

And you couldnít ask for better proof of that...

And you couldnít ask for better proof of that message than this thread.
11-12-23, 02:01 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,499
Posted By smd4

Why do you guys find it so necessary to infuse a...

Why do you guys find it so necessary to infuse a simple comic about a stereotypical cyclist with apocalyptic visions of death, destruction and murder?

Bunch of weirdos.
11-12-23, 10:04 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,499
Posted By smd4

No one makes fun of WASPs? Tell that to Homer...

No one makes fun of WASPs? Tell that to Homer Simpson.
11-11-23, 05:50 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,499
Posted By smd4

Apparently the entire topic of this thread was...

Apparently the entire topic of this thread was lost on you.
11-11-23, 03:09 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,499
Posted By smd4

Perhaps you missed that itís a cartoon. And that...

Perhaps you missed that itís a cartoon. And that the ďviolenceĒ involves fictitious bags of granola.:rolleyes:
11-11-23, 02:59 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,499
Posted By smd4

Well said. Same here. I thought this bunch...

Well said.

Same here. I thought this bunch had a better sense of humor, but it just confirms for me that the main reason people are offended by Jef the Cyclist is that he hits far too close to...
11-10-23, 09:21 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,499
Posted By smd4

Arguably one of the greatest panels ever created....

Arguably one of the greatest panels ever created. Would probably cause half the people here to stroke out.
11-09-23, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By smd4

Growing up in the 1980s, I'm a white trim kinda...

Growing up in the 1980s, I'm a white trim kinda guy. Especially with ice blue.

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11-09-23, 01:41 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 32,055
Posted By smd4

It looks silver to me, but Cinelli calls this...

It looks silver to me, but Cinelli calls this color "Titanium Grey," so there you go.
...
11-09-23, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By smd4

I think that's pretty much the definition of "ice...

I think that's pretty much the definition of "ice blue."
11-09-23, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By smd4

If you want "ice blue," I wouldn't go any darker....

If you want "ice blue," I wouldn't go any darker. It may look silver sometimes, but any alloy components you use should set off the blue. Ice blue--like ice itself--will look lighter in brighter...
11-09-23, 07:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 811
Posted By smd4

Again, right on.

Again, right on.
11-08-23, 06:48 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,499
Posted By smd4

No, youíre right. Both were rhetorical, with the...

No, youíre right. Both were rhetorical, with the obvious answer that the great majority of people who enjoy this strip see some truth in Jef the Cyclist.

So donít worry about it.

(AlsoÖthat...
11-08-23, 06:30 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,499
Posted By smd4

God I hope Pastis sees this thread. So much great...

God I hope Pastis sees this thread. So much great material!

Comparing the strip to Nazi propaganda, among many other posts, sounds just like something Jef the Cyclist would say!
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