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Forum: Foo
06-17-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By Lemond1985

I have been deathly afraid to post this thread...

I have been deathly afraid to post this thread for the following reasons;

1.) Bike Forums, I am informed by at least one mod, is now a “family friendly” message board.

2.) Three’s Company was...
06-16-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Lemond1985

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06-15-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,517
Posted By Lemond1985

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 301,975
Posted By Lemond1985

Sequoia National Forest, California. ...

Sequoia National Forest, California.

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05-20-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,161
Posted By Lemond1985

The Brits have been building and riding quality...

The Brits have been building and riding quality bikes much longer than Americans, They were decades ahead of us.

I love my '76 Competition. It was fixie for a while, then a 700x35 gravel bike, and...
05-20-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By Lemond1985

QUILL: ...

QUILL:

http://www.racerrosabicycles.co.uk/images/017_stem_3TTT_BIG.jpg

QUINN:

https://bestofthe80s.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/screen-shot-2011-05-29-at-11-41-57-pm.png
05-20-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,011
Posted By Lemond1985

100 years ago, the choice was "hoofing" it on...

100 years ago, the choice was "hoofing" it on foot for miles and miles and miles, or sitting down in comfort and taking a streetcar for a few pennies.

These days it's a choice between riding in...
05-20-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,903
Posted By Lemond1985

Does it say whether Miyata manufactured all of...

Does it say whether Miyata manufactured all of its tubing in-house, or did it contract with other companies (e.g., Ishiwata) for certain kinds of tubing? Some people were arguing about this last...
05-20-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,011
Posted By Lemond1985

It would tick every box if it were the solution. ...

It would tick every box if it were the solution.

Could be someone opened the box and put the wrong chain back in, or it got mis-labeled somehow. I hate spending the extra money for Shimano stuff,...
05-20-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,577
Posted By Lemond1985

Ain't opened the box yet, I was afraid if I...

Ain't opened the box yet, I was afraid if I assembled it, I'd be stuck with this thing and nowhere to put it. :)
05-20-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,898
Posted By Lemond1985

I have heard this as well, the less there is at...

I have heard this as well, the less there is at stake, the more vigorously people fight over it. But if everyone knows they're getting millions no matter what, the details are not quibbled over as...
05-20-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,577
Posted By Lemond1985

Thanks. I'm short on space, so would like to be...

Thanks. I'm short on space, so would like to be able to fold it up and stick it in a closet or whatever, to get it out of the way.
05-20-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,051
Posted By Lemond1985

I think "Zapruder" would be a good brand name for...

I think "Zapruder" would be a good brand name for an action cam manufacturer to use. Wonder if it's taken?
05-20-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,577
Posted By Lemond1985

Does it fold up when you're not using it?

Does it fold up when you're not using it?
05-20-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,161
Posted By Lemond1985

I freely admit that my Cannondale is objectively...

I freely admit that my Cannondale is objectively "faster" (especially during sprints) than any of my steel bikes, but steel really has the edge in comfort. Plus it's a "mature" product, meaning it's...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,146
Posted By Lemond1985

"Oh good. That will give me time to tell you all...

"Oh good. That will give me time to tell you all about my autistic son ..." :rolleyes:
05-20-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,893
Posted By Lemond1985

Well, let's say you have a hand mixer with a...

Well, let's say you have a hand mixer with a crank that gets turned by hand. Imagine how much work it would be with to operate that hand mixer with a 12" long handle vs. a 6" long handle. If you...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,773
Posted By Lemond1985

Ditto on the 700x28 GP4000s, those things are...

Ditto on the 700x28 GP4000s, those things are freakishly large for a 28 mm tire. Don't know what Conti was thinking when they made those. :(
05-20-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,421
Posted By Lemond1985

So the Amgen 2019 Tour of California, For...

So the Amgen 2019 Tour of California, For Dummies, should read something like:

"Tadej Pogacar attacked decisively on Mt. Baldy, and won the race."
...
05-20-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,774
Posted By Lemond1985

Or you can simplify it down to, "Lance broke the...

Or you can simplify it down to, "Lance broke the rules, therefore he's guilty." It's not a very sophisticated POV, but it's completely accurate statement of fact and can't be disproven.
05-20-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,774
Posted By Lemond1985

It sounds a little like the numbers of people on...

It sounds a little like the numbers of people on the freeway speeding at any given moment. In my area, ~98%. The number getting ticketed once per year or more, probably 1 or 2 percent.

Doesn't...
Forum: Foo
05-20-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By Lemond1985

Leni Riefenstahl must've taken a another fall. :(...

Leni Riefenstahl must've taken a another fall. :(

Great pics. I like how the bird looks like he's telling a very complicated joke:
...
05-20-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,161
Posted By Lemond1985

Good read.

Good read.
05-20-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,993
Posted By Lemond1985

Epigenetics is a really fascinating subject, the...

Epigenetics is a really fascinating subject, the idea that we can subtly alter our DNA through diet and exercise, and not only that, pass those alterations and adaptations on to our kids.
05-20-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,161
Posted By Lemond1985

That's a pretty shocking statement, and I find it...

That's a pretty shocking statement, and I find it difficult to believe, but it does make me want to try out the new Cannondales. :)
05-20-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,161
Posted By Lemond1985

Have you seen the new bluetooth Buggy Whips?...

Have you seen the new bluetooth Buggy Whips? They're f'in amazing. :D
05-20-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,248
Posted By Lemond1985

You'll be eager to get back on the bike again...

You'll be eager to get back on the bike again tomorrow, that's worth a lot. Compare that some awful ride where you have multiple mechanicals, crashes, and flats, get rained on, honked at, cramped,...
05-20-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,297
Posted By Lemond1985

Beautiful dog, I used to have one like that, she...

Beautiful dog, I used to have one like that, she was a real scrapper. But that head! Has it been Photoshopped? It doesn't look like it goes with the rest of the body! I bet you get that a lot. :)
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,146
Posted By Lemond1985

I wasn't trying to take over her medical care,...

I wasn't trying to take over her medical care, just throwing out some ideas I have heard discussed about how (and why) arterial plaque is formed that I found thought-provoking.

Considering how...
05-20-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,416
Posted By Lemond1985

He's the 600 paragraph (nested quote) Gorilla in...

He's the 600 paragraph (nested quote) Gorilla in the Room. A true BF heavyweight. Ignore him at your own peril. :)
05-20-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,161
Posted By Lemond1985

Does that mean Bamboo is **** You? ...

Does that mean Bamboo is **** You?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5rlcBffaHPM/Te72kaT_pKI/AAAAAAAAADc/Ve0x8EKCiYw/s1600/bamboo2_1455249c.jpg
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,146
Posted By Lemond1985

Well, there is a school of thought that says diet...

Well, there is a school of thought that says diet has no effect on plaque. And as evidence supporting the theory, there are people on zero-fat diets that still get plaque deposits. If the plaque...
Forum: Foo
05-20-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,662
Posted By Lemond1985

I've bought 3 of these Bell cycling computers....

I've bought 3 of these Bell cycling computers. One downside is that there's only one number provided by Bell to calibrate any and all "700c tires". For a workaround though, the numbers to enter for...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,146
Posted By Lemond1985

"90% blockage in a carotid artery"? In a...

"90% blockage in a carotid artery"? In a professional triathlete? How is that even possible, you would think the intense workouts would blast that plaque right out.
05-20-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,161
Posted By Lemond1985

Just like, "Hey man, HTFU!" :D

Just like, "Hey man, HTFU!" :D
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,652
Posted By Lemond1985

My trick on country roads, when I hear a car...

My trick on country roads, when I hear a car approaching, is to look back and them and sort of wobble a little (which I exaggerate a bit for effect) then move over to the right edge as they approach...
Forum: Foo
05-20-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,895
Posted By Lemond1985

OK, thanks. Let us know when you get a list of...

OK, thanks. Let us know when you get a list of actual cities, there's probably someone here that's lived (and cycled) in every single place you could name.

Maybe we can find you someplace cool...
05-20-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,617
Posted By Lemond1985

I used Spraymax 2k clear on a bare metal Miyata...

I used Spraymax 2k clear on a bare metal Miyata last January. Still holding up w/o rust. Very happy with the fast drying times and lack of drips. Not even I could screw up a paint job with that...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,278
Posted By Lemond1985

BITD, parked cars could be safely presumed to be...

BITD, parked cars could be safely presumed to be unoccupied, because 99.9% of them were. But these days, it's the opposite, you pretty much have to presume every parked car is occupied until proven...
05-20-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,993
Posted By Lemond1985

Lon Haldeman's "One Hour Per Week, At 90 per...

Lon Haldeman's "One Hour Per Week, At 90 per cent" method:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FfA6VM7iT4
05-20-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 964
Posted By Lemond1985

Yeah, if I ever do this again, that would be the...

Yeah, if I ever do this again, that would be the ideal approach. Instead, I burned up 3-4 drill bits, cursed up a storm, wasn't able to locate the holes where I wanted them, and scratched up my paint...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3,448
Views: 77,238
Posted By Lemond1985

Panaracer Paselas and Gravel Kings in 28 mm run...

Panaracer Paselas and Gravel Kings in 28 mm run narrow, around 26 mm on most standard rims. They're the best tire for road bikes of a certain era that were not intended to run anything wider than a...
05-20-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,617
Posted By Lemond1985

I would not repaint, but I have the luxury of not...

I would not repaint, but I have the luxury of not being involved with your project. That paint under the seat clamp bolt looks fine to me, or "good enough" rather.

That's a beautiful finish,...
05-20-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2,346
Views: 442,800
Posted By Lemond1985

Wow, look at all that tire clearance! And...

Wow, look at all that tire clearance! And Reynolds 531 goodness too!
05-20-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,161
Posted By Lemond1985

Steel doesn't beat you up on long rides the way...

Steel doesn't beat you up on long rides the way stiffer aluminum and CF frames do. Anytime I'm on my bike more that 3 hours or so, I prefer a steel frame, for comfort.

Performance-wise, I will...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,157
Posted By Lemond1985

Congrats. You did it ... your way. And it worked!...

Congrats. You did it ... your way. And it worked!

Squeeze every mile you can out of that bike. Now that you've worked on it, it's become an investment of your time. The crank puller and bottom...
05-20-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,617
Posted By Lemond1985

Plastidip? ...

Plastidip?

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...
05-20-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 964
Posted By Lemond1985

FWIW, I used 4 rivnuts a couple years ago for...

FWIW, I used 4 rivnuts a couple years ago for water bottle mounts on my 531 Reynolds Raleigh Competition. At the time, I could not locate any decent quality clamps.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3,448
Views: 77,238
Posted By Lemond1985

That would be pretty funny if they had an e-bike...

That would be pretty funny if they had an e-bike stage of the Tour, aren't they adding a few sections of gravel this year?
05-19-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,416
Posted By Lemond1985

It's really mysterious, and uncanny, how two...

It's really mysterious, and uncanny, how two moving objects can reach a given intersection at the exact same instant.

The guy in the OP was lucky, sounds like the timing was a little off this...
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