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Raphael Orlove
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Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.
Jan 4
29

I did watch this whole doc and sort of expected that there would be more reckoning about his service in the armed forces being used to fight against democracy in the Dominican Republic. I sort of thought there might be more of a moral question about it, about the money and honor he gained from it that he himself might Read more

Nov 18
5

surprisingly, this bike is columbus tubing! not the fanciest of the fancy, but a tough old bird.

Nov 18
2

This is 28-44-50, and amazingly my other bike has the full M730 group! (It’s cantis front and rear tho, no u-brake.)

Oct 26
15

reassembly is NOT the same as assembly but in reverse!!!!!!!!!! this is why I always reach for my complaet idiot’s guide and not my haynes/chilton when something goes wrong

Oct 7
4

as a professional moron, I do periodically consider getting a bridge club frame and swapping the fork/headset for a threaded 1 1/8th but even for me that makes absolutely no sense: Read more

Oct 7
4

My last bike I had to cold set to go from 126 to 1355mm rear spacing, but since this one is getting new seat stays, the frame can just get set to 135 off the rip!

Oct 7
Save

I do believe it is a uniglide indeed! I have no real need to change out from it, even though six speeds of 14-32 seems a little hokey these days. But! my six-speed shifters have the secret 7th click. I tested a sram 12-32 7 speed from my other wheels and it shifted fine, so I’ll probably get that with a spacer on the Read more

Oct 2
3

I have driven the Seltos and prefer it! Roomier in the back, but it doesn’t have as many USB ports. (dealbreaker?) Read more

Oct 2
2

The ronnie tires are on my girlfriend’s Crust! It’s a Romanceur that I spend a lot of time trying to copy—I ended up buying the same stem as she has and my new 26" bike has Simworks Homages, which I tell myself are like budget ultradynamicos. Read more

Oct 2
1

Yeah, as something in the low 20s that’s basically a hatchback with an AWD button, it’s a fine car. At around 30 it’s like, you could have bought something significantly more interesting.

Oct 1
35

I miss every single stupid GM car of that era, from the grandfather clock Envoy XUV to the Vue Redline to the FWD V8 SS Impala.

Oct 1
15

This one is very much more boxy than, say, a CH-R or HR-V, but your dog may vary.