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06-21-16, 09:32 AM
Replies: 845
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Posted By chipcom

Rode hard, put up wet...but much better now. ;-) ...

Rode hard, put up wet...but much better now. ;-)

How ya'll doing?
06-21-16, 09:26 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 33,993
Posted By chipcom

That you don't know the difference between rules...

That you don't know the difference between rules and operational tactics is why I never take you seriously, Joey. The rules of the road say we stop at signals...on a bike we can comply with the...
Forum: Touring
06-21-16, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,493
Posted By chipcom

While I like Vittoria Randonneurs, I found that...

While I like Vittoria Randonneurs, I found that the "Cross" version of the tire had excessive rolling resistance for touring.
06-21-16, 06:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,072
Posted By chipcom

I'll not be claiming to be part of some...

I'll not be claiming to be part of some "vulnerable user" protected class. I survived and have remained relatively undamaged all these years by being just a normal user of the road, following the...
06-21-16, 06:08 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 33,993
Posted By chipcom

Horsepucky. Everyone needs to be operating from...

Horsepucky. Everyone needs to be operating from the same playbook...rules of the road apply to all vehicles operating on the road. The advantage of a bicycle is that the rider has some unique ways...
06-20-16, 09:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,362
Posted By chipcom

ProLink...

ProLink (http://bikes.progoldmfr.com/products/?product=prolink)
Forum: Commuting
06-14-16, 10:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,039
Posted By chipcom

still alive and kicking...just don't have much...

still alive and kicking...just don't have much time to get in here to play. :(
11-13-14, 02:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,357
Posted By chipcom

It reminds me of my Swift, only a little wider...

It reminds me of my Swift, only a little wider where it counts and with a better overall shape - which is why it seems to be more comfortable for me. Of all the Brooks saddles I have had, this one...
11-11-14, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3,089
Views: 300,941
Posted By chipcom

Until about 5 years ago the Hancock Horizontal...

Until about 5 years ago the Hancock Horizontal Hundred, which started back in the 70s, did not require helmets. Then of course the nannies took over and started requiring them...and I haven't...
11-11-14, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3,089
Views: 300,941
Posted By chipcom

It seems you can't even read very well...since I...

It seems you can't even read very well...since I mentioned your "experience indicates" and nothing about your "thinking". Wait, let me guess, you've hit your widdle head way too many times, proving...
11-07-14, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,121
Posted By chipcom

Don't hug the curb and you'll decrease your odds...

Don't hug the curb and you'll decrease your odds of crashes and replacing helmets.
11-07-14, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3,089
Views: 300,941
Posted By chipcom

My experience in nearly 50 years of riding in...

My experience in nearly 50 years of riding in traffic has never given me reason to want to wear a helmet. If your experience indicates otherwise, great, but perhaps you should go back to the...
11-07-14, 07:06 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,357
Posted By chipcom

Brooks Cambium.

Brooks Cambium.
11-07-14, 07:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,930
Posted By chipcom

So something that happens to people everyday,...

So something that happens to people everyday, whether operating a car, truck, motorcycle or bike...or just walking, jogging, etc. gets your spandex bunched why? It's called traffic...don't over...
Forum: Foo
10-31-14, 09:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,837
Posted By chipcom

I was thinking of reporting myself as an Ebola...

I was thinking of reporting myself as an Ebola victim to get a 21 day vacation away from it all...but that'll work too!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-14, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,443
Posted By chipcom

Barely. I am thinking of reporting myself as a...

Barely. I am thinking of reporting myself as a potential Ebola victim just to get a nice 21 day vacation.
Forum: Foo
10-31-14, 06:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,837
Posted By chipcom

415042

415042
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-14, 06:22 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,035
Posted By chipcom

If the bike is used for competition...just say no...

If the bike is used for competition...just say no to kickstands. Otherwise, do what works for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-14, 06:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,443
Posted By chipcom

If my wife is holding it, it's definitely...

If my wife is holding it, it's definitely up...and a photo would be NSFW
06-07-13, 08:34 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,337
Posted By chipcom

Many moons of experience bears out 10% as a good...

Many moons of experience bears out 10% as a good number. YMMV
06-07-13, 08:33 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,337
Posted By chipcom

Ok now go back and read what I wrote and try...

Ok now go back and read what I wrote and try again...here let me paraphrase: how does the activity you are doing...ie walking cycling, wacking off, etc. make the wacko in the truck more or less...
06-07-13, 08:27 AM
06-07-13, 08:25 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 11,979
Posted By chipcom

I think it was more because he was being a doosh....

I think it was more because he was being a doosh. That doesn't mean I condone what the cop did, but I sure as hell can understand why he did. Moral of the story...if you want to be treated with...
06-06-13, 12:03 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 11,979
Posted By chipcom

There are laws against interfering with a police...

There are laws against interfering with a police officer while in the performance of his duty.

As far as I am concerned, cop or no cop, if you come get in my face while I am doing something, I'm...
06-06-13, 11:58 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,337
Posted By chipcom

Perhaps if cyclists would also remember that...

Perhaps if cyclists would also remember that drivers are human (even the nutballs), rather than treating them all as the enemy in a war, we might make some progress.

Splain to me how that guy in...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-13, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By chipcom

You need to ride farther left...out of the debris...

You need to ride farther left...out of the debris and away from the bushes. The insane drivers have these things called steering wheels and brakes...which the debris and the bushes, don't.
06-06-13, 10:46 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 11,979
Posted By chipcom

I did my time in office trying to change/prevent...

I did my time in office trying to change/prevent them...so please spare the preaching for the kids.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-13, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By chipcom

Yes, but stay center enough to be safe...you...

Yes, but stay center enough to be safe...you don't need to be riding through debris, roadkill, sewer grates etc.

Rule of thumb: If the lane is wide enough to share, share it, if not, own...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-13, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,072
Posted By chipcom

racing/training - gloves otherwise, not so...

racing/training - gloves

otherwise, not so much...unless you fall down and go boom a lot.


+1 on the Lizard Skin bar tape
06-06-13, 10:33 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 39,420
Posted By chipcom

The only possible advantages I see are weight and...

The only possible advantages I see are weight and weather tolerance. Aesthetics are in the eye of the beholder...some roadies would never be caught dead with a Brooks on their road bike...but might...
06-06-13, 10:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,824
Posted By chipcom

some think that paint has magical powers

some think that paint has magical powers
06-06-13, 10:18 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 11,979
Posted By chipcom

Let's call a spade a spade here...those are nanny...

Let's call a spade a spade here...those are nanny laws. While government may have the power to pass laws concerning the general public safety, they have no right, IMO, to pass laws concerning my...
06-06-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,337
Posted By chipcom

Your numbers are off. My daddy always taught me...

Your numbers are off. My daddy always taught me that in any given endeavor, there is always 10 percent who just can't get with the program. If you're getting just .1% you are doing great! ;)
06-06-13, 09:57 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,337
Posted By chipcom

Yet you want cyclists to yield to you and get off...

Yet you want cyclists to yield to you and get off the road and onto the shoulder. You DO realize that a shoulder is not part of the road, right? I didn't think so...see, you get to learn lots of...
06-06-13, 09:54 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,337
Posted By chipcom

We deal with nutballs, morons and downright jerks...

We deal with nutballs, morons and downright jerks everyday in many varied activities. It's part of life in our society...not a war. Some days you get the bull, some days you get the horn, other...
06-06-13, 09:52 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,337
Posted By chipcom

"Should" is subject to the cyclist's perception...

"Should" is subject to the cyclist's perception of what is safe. If the lane is wide enough to share safely, share it, if not, own it. It's not rocket surgery. You, as a driver, don't get to...
06-06-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,337
Posted By chipcom

Motorist superiority complex.

Motorist superiority complex.
06-06-13, 09:46 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,337
Posted By chipcom

:lol: Hit the nail on the head there, old sport.

:lol: Hit the nail on the head there, old sport.
06-06-13, 09:44 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,337
Posted By chipcom

Let me know when you get some experience outside...

Let me know when you get some experience outside of your own little fishbowl...not to mention get over your aggressive nature...then you might understand that most of your war is of your own making.
06-06-13, 09:41 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,337
Posted By chipcom

Horsepucky. The so-called "war" is mostly...

Horsepucky. The so-called "war" is mostly confined to the written word, sometimes spilled over to verbal public debate, but rarely on the roadways...where it is confined to the militant ninnies on...
06-06-13, 09:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,824
Posted By chipcom

Contrary to what you may see in your own...

Contrary to what you may see in your own fishbowl, Bek, in most parts of the country, "bike networks" are pretty much just painted lines on the shoulders. When (if) the day comes when well designed...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-13, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By chipcom

Take a look at the pics I posted. It's not...

Take a look at the pics I posted. It's not leather and it is MUCH lighter than even my ti-railed Swift. Dimension-wise, they are close, with the C17 being a bit wider perhaps - closer to a Team Pro.
06-06-13, 09:13 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 39,420
Posted By chipcom

I am going to frame it in relation to the comfort...

I am going to frame it in relation to the comfort of the B17 I replaced. I hate to say it, but so far I actually like it better, but more because it seems just a bit narrower, more like my Team Pro....
06-06-13, 09:10 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 39,420
Posted By chipcom

It's been raining all day...I rode to work in the...

It's been raining all day...I rode to work in the rain it's been sitting out in the rain since (normally I cover it) just so I can see how it stands up to a good drenching. I'll let you know the...
06-05-13, 06:51 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 39,420
Posted By chipcom

The lowest was 100 euros...135 clams :(

The lowest was 100 euros...135 clams :(
06-05-13, 06:50 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 39,420
Posted By chipcom

This might be that saddle....except that it's a...

This might be that saddle....except that it's a Brooks and will probably cost north of 100 bucks. One of the questions on the initial survey concerned price points...the lowest was $135.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-13, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By chipcom

New Brooks C17 - roadie suitable

I was lucky enough to be one of the 100 selected testers for the new Brooks C17 Cambium.
The saddle arrived today, I shared my initial observations and pics here...
06-05-13, 06:23 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 39,420
Posted By chipcom

I got my saddle today and installed it on my Fuji...

I got my saddle today and installed it on my Fuji World, which is my primary commuter...pics attached. (two are pics of the C17 side-by-side with the B17 CS it is replacing).

First impressions: ...
05-20-13, 09:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,498
Posted By chipcom

+1 to what noglider wrote about both sandals (a...

+1 to what noglider wrote about both sandals (a pair of wool socks and sealskinz work for me down to single digit temps) and the Pearl x-alp shoes, which fit fine on my wide feet (I had to buy a 14...
05-20-13, 08:20 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 39,420
Posted By chipcom

It's actually just another step toward the new...

It's actually just another step toward the new world order. :eek:
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