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09-12-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By Paul Barnard

Man, I will never even own a saddle of that type,...

Man, I will never even own a saddle of that type, but I read it and appreciate the effort you put into the write-up. You should cross-post down in touring. You'll find a very interest audience...
09-10-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,655
Posted By Paul Barnard

There are several reasons to build a bike from...

There are several reasons to build a bike from the frame up. In most cases you won't save money unless you are willing to settle for NOS type parts. You also have to factor in the cost of tools.
...
09-07-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,242
Posted By Paul Barnard

One thing is apparent to me after reading this...

One thing is apparent to me after reading this thread and all the other disc threads that pop up on this forum. Some folks have some emotional capital invested in one brake or the other.
09-01-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By Paul Barnard

Can't you do a charge back through your CC...

Can't you do a charge back through your CC company?
09-01-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,078
Posted By Paul Barnard

I recommend a bright flashing white light aimed...

I recommend a bright flashing white light aimed upward toward the face of the rider behind you. You can never be too careful with tailgaters!
08-26-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,635
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't think he cussed enough. I'd have let out...

I don't think he cussed enough. I'd have let out a tourettes like tirade. I enjoy my immaturity.
08-26-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,136
Posted By Paul Barnard

OP, have you busted out your wallet yet?

OP, have you busted out your wallet yet?
08-22-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,663
Posted By Paul Barnard

Why do you hate cows? They appreciate a friendly...

Why do you hate cows? They appreciate a friendly wave too. Dang cowists.
08-14-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,539
Posted By Paul Barnard

Hands down, it isn't even close. Vittoria...

Hands down, it isn't even close. Vittoria Zaffiro 2. I could not get them mounted. I tossed them. Other tires went on the same rims without much difficulty. I was NOT singing Amazing Grace...
08-12-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,073
Posted By Paul Barnard

I think that's a lot of considering. Just do it!

I think that's a lot of considering. Just do it!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 398,059
Posted By Paul Barnard

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/p720...

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/p720x720/116132295_10220244364453797_5575727257334499123_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=NS7U5CBGjG8AX8zl37H&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-2.xx&_nc_tp=6&o...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 398,059
Posted By Paul Barnard

Those old Sea Craft Hulls are highly sought after.

Those old Sea Craft Hulls are highly sought after.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 398,059
Posted By Paul Barnard

Bummer, the riding and the weather are perfect...

Bummer, the riding and the weather are perfect here. My legs and lungs, well that's a different story.

https://i.postimg.cc/Cx4K3f7N/IMG-0238.jpg (https://postimg.cc/tsYyPJLZ)
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 398,059
Posted By Paul Barnard

Ohio Creek Rd Gunnison CO ...

Ohio Creek Rd Gunnison CO

https://i.postimg.cc/VNdVV1Z4/IMG-20200720-091312914.jpg (https://postimg.cc/4KRPKCgh)
07-08-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,746
Posted By Paul Barnard

It takes time in the saddle at speed to build...

It takes time in the saddle at speed to build that level of fitness. I don't have the time to get good enough to hang with certain groups.
07-07-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,767
Posted By Paul Barnard

How can you people not realize the danger and...

How can you people not realize the danger and lack of control you experience when your foot isn't securely attached to the pedal on smooth tarmac? What if your foot slips?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,088
Posted By Paul Barnard

I loved RyanF too. He was an artist!

I loved RyanF too. He was an artist!
07-06-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,877
Posted By Paul Barnard

You know what else annoys me? They made it so...

You know what else annoys me? They made it so that I can't move my mountain bike wheels and tires over to my road bike. There is no reason extra room can't be built into road frames.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 398,059
Posted By Paul Barnard

From my 4th of July half century in rural South...

From my 4th of July half century in rural South MS. At the 35 mile mark, I had been overtaken by just 3 autos!

https://i.postimg.cc/cHTCVq70/107088353-10220072141868340-8928461788887496330-o.jpg...
07-02-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,767
Posted By Paul Barnard

We well know that everyone on the internet is a...

We well know that everyone on the internet is a model of fitness, efficiency and expertise. Once you get off the internet and get out riding with mere mortals, you don't see as many of the purported...
06-30-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,767
Posted By Paul Barnard

Do you need to control your bike to the degree...

Do you need to control your bike to the degree these folks do?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idL9cY7x4mA
06-30-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,767
Posted By Paul Barnard

I read all of these pedal threads. I may be an...

I read all of these pedal threads. I may be an oddball in that I use both. My road bike has clipless. My touring bike and my MTB have platforms. My MTB used to have clipless. I had platforms on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,088
Posted By Paul Barnard

Oh No. My chest tightened up reading this. All...

Oh No. My chest tightened up reading this. All of us are richer for him sharing his passion for cycling and for his presence here. I appreciate the color he brought to the forum. He was funny,...
06-30-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,767
Posted By Paul Barnard

I recently had that happen to me with clipless. ...

I recently had that happen to me with clipless. I had come to a stop at a stop sign. When I started my standing accelerating, I thought I had clipped in. I hadn't. My foot slid off of the pedal...
06-25-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,155
Posted By Paul Barnard

It is likely that both bikes can be adjusted to...

It is likely that both bikes can be adjusted to fit you just fine.
06-24-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,638
Posted By Paul Barnard

I just bought my wife an E-bike. I took it for a...

I just bought my wife an E-bike. I took it for a spin today. That thing is a hoot. I didn't get hot headed with anyone. Was your hike free of hot heads?
06-23-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,616
Posted By Paul Barnard

Appeal to him on his terms. He obviously can...

Appeal to him on his terms. He obviously can discern the difference between $500 audio components and $5000 components. Tell him it's like that with bicycles. There is likely a similar kind of...
06-22-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,083
Posted By Paul Barnard

I would not put myself in the position any of...

I would not put myself in the position any of those riders were in.
06-22-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,266
Posted By Paul Barnard

There are advantages and disadvantages to bot. ...

There are advantages and disadvantages to bot. When you put a bike on a rear trunk or hitch mount rack, the bike or bikes effectively become your rear bumper.
06-22-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,245
Posted By Paul Barnard

It doesn't really get hot here in the New Orleans...

It doesn't really get hot here in the New Orleans area.
06-16-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Paul Barnard

The hobbies I enjoy most are seeing a surge in...

The hobbies I enjoy most are seeing a surge in participation. Bike shops, kayak shops and gun shops are all running low on inventory.
06-16-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By Paul Barnard

Mandatory cyclist law training as part of...

Mandatory cyclist law training as part of driver's ed.
06-13-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,568
Posted By Paul Barnard

Welcome to the forum fellow New Orleanian! You...

Welcome to the forum fellow New Orleanian! You can get a fantastic bike for $1000. The local dealers don't have much inventory though, so you may have to order online. If you decide to order...
06-12-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,037
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't begrudge people who ride bikes made out...

I don't begrudge people who ride bikes made out of fishing rods either.
06-12-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,037
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't begrudge those who have to suffer...

I don't begrudge those who have to suffer aluminum frames on account of their limited financial means. I used to be poor too.
06-12-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,380
Posted By Paul Barnard

Common man! Just wait 'til we get a chance to...

Common man! Just wait 'til we get a chance to kick around next weeks hot topic of "Why Don't Pros Fill Their Bikes With Helium?"
06-10-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,570
Posted By Paul Barnard

My A-hole of the day award almost always goes to...

My A-hole of the day award almost always goes to a full size GMC/Chevy pickup or SUV driver.
06-10-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,380
Posted By Paul Barnard

Why do the mods put up with this crap?

Why do the mods put up with this crap?
06-10-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,605
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have been under the mistaken impression that I...

I have been under the mistaken impression that I can enjoy riding without an app. I guess I need to get woke.
06-10-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have Lynskey and Litespeed bikes. I can't...

I have Lynskey and Litespeed bikes. I can't discern any quality differences. Both companies make great bikes.
06-09-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,317
Posted By Paul Barnard

Bar ends will give you multiple hand positions. ...

Bar ends will give you multiple hand positions.

https://i.postimg.cc/Twxk3S2b/IMG-0042.jpg (https://postimg.cc/NyN8NdHG)
06-08-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,310
Posted By Paul Barnard

The best science we have tells us that $167 is...

The best science we have tells us that $167 is the comfort threshold.
06-07-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By Paul Barnard

This is great news for people who will want to...

This is great news for people who will want to get into bicycling in two years.
06-07-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,708
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't use a helmet mirror. I tried it once,...

I don't use a helmet mirror. I tried it once, but my earbud cords kept getting tangled in it.
06-06-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,400
Posted By Paul Barnard

Fuji assigns the failures of a few to a...

Fuji assigns the failures of a few to a population as a whole.
06-06-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,553
Posted By Paul Barnard

Now that it has played out, how did your bias...

Now that it has played out, how did your bias serve you?
06-04-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,335
Posted By Paul Barnard

That's not a man, it's a punk.

That's not a man, it's a punk.
06-02-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,544
Posted By Paul Barnard

Are you kidding me? I am framing my first...

Are you kidding me? I am framing my first bicycle speeding ticket. If I don't have one by the time I am 70, I am going to make it a mission to get one. I hope I can get the cop to pose with me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,185
Posted By Paul Barnard

I guess the tongue in cheek comment missed the...

I guess the tongue in cheek comment missed the mark. It was a two fold comment. It was in part a comment on how the old becomes the new again. It was also a play on how mechanical discs are...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,030
Posted By Paul Barnard

I really enjoyed watching Lance kick all that...

I really enjoyed watching Lance kick all that butt! He owned the competition. In his prime the TDF was about who would come in second.
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