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02-26-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By genejockey

Do all four have to be left of the decimal point?

Do all four have to be left of the decimal point?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

Somebody needs to tell that to the 500,000...

Somebody needs to tell that to the 500,000 consumers who bought them last year. ;)

Seriously, there are a hell of a lot of them on the road, and a hell of a lot of satisfied customers. And,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

Worth noting that most people aren't driving...

Worth noting that most people aren't driving around the west. Note also that the range keeps going up and the charging time keeps coming down, as does the cost of batteries.

I got a dollar says...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

I can fix bikes, and I can fix watches, and I can...

I can fix bikes, and I can fix watches, and I can keep a few of the former and a lot of the latter in our relatively small house without a problem. But a late 50s Imperial? It wouldn't even fit in...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

Yeah. I remember going to Stinson Beach once,...

Yeah. I remember going to Stinson Beach once, and found it was a chore not to stare. Totally unused to the idea of public nudity. Not something we did where I grew up.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

Hey, if you only have 6 gears, and the top one...

Hey, if you only have 6 gears, and the top one gets you going >200 mph, you have to space out your ratios a bit.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

I appreciate older cars, but from a distance. I...

I appreciate older cars, but from a distance. I had a crazy thought a while back that it might be fun to own a vintage car, like one of the crazy Chrysler Imperials of the late 50s/early 60s. They're...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

I've been watching vintage bicycle restoration...

I've been watching vintage bicycle restoration videos on YouTube. One of them, a nice 80s Colnago Super, got topped off with a San Marco Regal saddle. I thought, "I have one of those! Maybe I'll put...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

Under $9000 each?

Under $9000 each?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

Precisely. I wanted a Challenger with a Hemi...

Precisely. I wanted a Challenger with a Hemi from the time they were introduced, when I was 12. Now I have one that gets a lot better than 6 mpg, and that had a longer warranty than the 90 days you...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

When Mrs. GeneJockey and I had just gotten...

When Mrs. GeneJockey and I had just gotten married, we lived in a flat in The Richmond*, two blocks from Golden Gate Park. Every May we'd wander down to the Park and watch a few minutes of the Bay To...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

That's the one I have not seen in the flesh - a...

That's the one I have not seen in the flesh - a Bugatti. I'm certain there must be some around here.

Ferraris, Lambos, Maseratis are pretty common hereabouts, so I tend to get more of a kick out...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

Hey, Lambos and Jettas are both VW/Porsche/Audi...

Hey, Lambos and Jettas are both VW/Porsche/Audi products now, right? They're like cousins!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

There's not really much room for them to play on...

There's not really much room for them to play on those roads, so they tend to do a lot of not shifting out of first or second, so they make more noise.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

Me too. Every Sunday, when it's sunny, the...

Me too. Every Sunday, when it's sunny, the Ferraris, Lamborghinis, etc. come out to play in Woodside and Portola Valley. Last weekend, I was passed by a really loud Ford GT. But the closest I get...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

Dude. Mopar, or no car. ;) ...

Dude. Mopar, or no car. ;)
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

The Cannondale project is stalled, waiting for...

The Cannondale project is stalled, waiting for the BB. It left Florida on the 20th. USPS claims it's still in transit to the next destination, but I'm growing suspicious. I'm also still waiting on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 370
Posted By genejockey

My take is that there are a lot of things you CAN...

My take is that there are a lot of things you CAN do. The question is whether you really want to. ;)

The cheapest approach would be simply taking off the inner chainring and adjusting your limit...
02-25-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By genejockey

When drivers put their feet on the ground, so...

When drivers put their feet on the ground, so will I. How else am I to know what they're going to do?

Seriously, though, it's really, really simple. The driver is stopped or nearly so, well before...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

Not one of those where the pyrotechnics kill...

Not one of those where the pyrotechnics kill people or set off wildfires, I hope.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

I have a name, you know.

I have a name, you know.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

Geez. Like Mystery Science Theater 3000. But...

Geez. Like Mystery Science Theater 3000. But who's Crow and who's Tom Servo?
02-25-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By genejockey

It's especially a problem if I make it totally...

It's especially a problem if I make it totally obvious I want and expect them to take their turn and they just...SIT THERE. Oblivious to head wags, or even to my obviously waving them through.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

So, yeah. You're doing about 2-2.5x the time I'm...

So, yeah. You're doing about 2-2.5x the time I'm doing, plus half of mine is in the garage at the moment.
02-25-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By genejockey

Like when you carefully adjust your approach to a...

Like when you carefully adjust your approach to a stop sign so they'll go and you can just slow to a crawl, but they won't go. And they don't realize I can't see their stupid hand waving behind...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

I do the "English Bunnyhop", which means...

I do the "English Bunnyhop", which means basically as I approach the joint I crouch just a little bit then jump up, bringing the bike with me. It kinda works. I'm pulling up on the handlebars, but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

There are two on the bridge (because of course),...

There are two on the bridge (because of course), and often I'll do it perfectly over one and bounce the back tire off the other. Rarely to I jump both just right. Last month, I hopped both joints...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

I have been practicing hopping over the expansion...

I have been practicing hopping over the expansion joints on a bridge on my Sunday route. Sometimes, it's perfect. Mostly, the rear wheel still hits, but not as hard as it would otherwise. I worried...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

You seem to be the place where bike parts go to...

You seem to be the place where bike parts go to die! Pretty sure you're riding A LOT MORE than me, but also a lot harder!

I did go through 2 aluminum stems on the Battaglin, but both had...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

When I started riding 25 years ago and weighed...

When I started riding 25 years ago and weighed something like 210, I absorbed the idea that I needed things wheels with 32F/36R, straight-gauge spokes and such. So it's hard to believe a sub-16 lb...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

Something to be said for the aesthetics of round...

Something to be said for the aesthetics of round tubes and lack of aero-frippery.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

Yeah, the Canyon and Bianchi are both somewhere...

Yeah, the Canyon and Bianchi are both somewhere between 18 and 19 lbs. They feel like feathers compared to the Ritchey and Battaglin, though.

I'm curious to see where the Cannondale ends up. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 584
Posted By genejockey

Save the money on new tires in case you need a...

Save the money on new tires in case you need a new saddle! If I'd tried to ride a century on the saddle that came with the bike, I'd have been headed to the urologist the next week. Find a saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

I just keep harking back to an article in the...

I just keep harking back to an article in the now-defunct "Bicycle Guide" magazine, where they stretched the limits of (then-current) technology to create a 16 lb bike that used components like...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

Yeah, that's how I weighed my bikes - step on...

Yeah, that's how I weighed my bikes - step on scale, allow to come to rest. Pick up bike, allow scale to come to rest. Calculate difference.

The Battaglin, for all its weight, was built up with...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

For years after being done with school, every May...

For years after being done with school, every May I'd be plagued by dreaming that I was sitting in the exam for a class I didn't remember signing up for and never attended, which I needed to Ace to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

My Battaglin is 22 lbs, but that's with 6 lbs of...

My Battaglin is 22 lbs, but that's with 6 lbs of MAX frame and fork.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

Be careful what you ask for. You might get it.

Be careful what you ask for. You might get it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

Ha! Yeah, pretty much. At this point, gears and...

Ha! Yeah, pretty much. At this point, gears and freewheeling are too integral to my riding, and I'm set in my ways, and those fixie-riding youngsters should stay off my lawn!
02-25-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 604
Posted By genejockey

Unless you have a good handle on bike fit, buying...

Unless you have a good handle on bike fit, buying a bike by mail is a dodgy proposition. I bought an Endurace from Canyon this summer. Given my height and inseam (6', 34.5"), Canyon would have had...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

I can't imagine riding a fixie on my usual roads....

I can't imagine riding a fixie on my usual roads. Too many ups and downs. On a normal ride I'm doing everything from <10 mph to > 30 on that one 8 mile stretch.

EDIT: Plus, you know, my weight -...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 370
Posted By genejockey

It's the cage length that matters. I was...

It's the cage length that matters.

I was running a 2006 Centaur short cage rear on my Battaglin, but wanted to go beyond the 12-28 I was running (not as young as i used to be!), so I bought a new...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

I don't know about Ramp Mode. I did have the...

I don't know about Ramp Mode. I did have the power display set for 3 second averaging. And it's a wheel-on Smart Trainer with no other power meter. I guess there are too many lags in the system...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

Tried my first 'Tabata' intervals tonight. I...

Tried my first 'Tabata' intervals tonight. I knew not to use Erg Mode, but it was really frustrating trying to nail the wattage goals because Zwift responds so slowly - I'd be putting in a huge...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

Except for the whole 'dying of hypoxia' thing,

Except for the whole 'dying of hypoxia' thing,
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By genejockey

I try to ride with a straight back. I can tell...

I try to ride with a straight back. I can tell when I haven't been because my neck starts to hurt from having to bend farther to keep my head upright.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

Like the old Litespeed Ultimate.

Like the old Litespeed Ultimate.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 12:49 AM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

my, that's WAY nicer than my Cannondale.

my, that's WAY nicer than my Cannondale.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

'Sokay. I don't even have a place for the one I...

'Sokay. I don't even have a place for the one I already have. I'm hanging it up on the Ritchey's hook while the Ritchey does trainer duty. Where in hell would I put ANOTHER bike?

Probably in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7,758
Views: 113,901
Posted By genejockey

Okay, so I have brakes, brake levers and brake...

Okay, so I have brakes, brake levers and brake cables. I have front and rear derailleurs and levers that will work (friction) till the 8sp (SIS)rear lever arrives. I have a crankset. I have spare...
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