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Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,554
Posted By noimagination

Yes. You never know what might happen, I might...

Yes. You never know what might happen, I might need to stop to help someone, or stop at a store, etc. Weighs practically nothing, takes up very little space in my pocket.

Kind of redundant for...
07-07-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,254
Posted By noimagination

I think there are enough people trying to divide...

I think there are enough people trying to divide us these days without threads such as this.

I understand that xenophobia and setting in-group vs out-group boundaries are part of human nature, but...
06-30-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,693
Posted By noimagination

I disagree. IMO, clipless is the most...

I disagree.

IMO, clipless is the most significant improvement in cycling in my lifetime. For me, connecting shoes to pedals significantly reduces fatigue, and clipless is far easier and safer for...
06-22-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 62,438
Posted By noimagination

Nope. Use 'em all of the time, on every ride. ...

Nope. Use 'em all of the time, on every ride. And I'm far from a racer/elite athlete.
- Greater steering and braking control during fast descents (esp. if bumpy).
- More hand positions.
-...
06-18-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,160
Posted By noimagination

Heh, to me "bike computer" still means my Cateye...

Heh, to me "bike computer" still means my Cateye Astrale. I like it, I have cadence and time displayed, check the other numbers when I get home, then promptly forget them.

I admit that it was a...
06-18-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,964
Posted By noimagination

I'm afraid you're not going to like my advice. ...

I'm afraid you're not going to like my advice.

If you've only been riding for 4-5 months, I don't think you should be worrying about speed yet, particularly if you're not doing many miles. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,078
Posted By noimagination

I doubt that the difference is large enough to be...

I doubt that the difference is large enough to be measured "unscientifically". I would think that the error bars (differences in rider, environmental conditions, etc.) would swamp any actual...
05-28-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,698
Posted By noimagination

Mostly. That means that I slow to...

Mostly. That means that I slow to less-than-walking speed (1-2 mph) at most stop signs, which is about what most cars do around here. Come to a brief complete stop (no foot down) if there is...
05-28-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,415
Posted By noimagination

Agree. The thumb test is good enough for bicycle...

Agree. The thumb test is good enough for bicycle tires.

(May be different if you're a racer - I wouldn't know, never raced.)
05-26-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,474
Posted By noimagination

For some of us, it is possible to be sympathetic...

For some of us, it is possible to be sympathetic regarding the horrible effects that the pandemic has had on many thousands of people, and also, while keeping things in perspective, to regret the...
05-20-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,398
Posted By noimagination

I know what you mean. A horn blowing when I'm...

I know what you mean. A horn blowing when I'm riding sometimes causes my adrenaline to spike (not in a good way), even though, most of the time, it has nothing to do with me. When I'm being...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,762
Posted By noimagination

OK, I'll play, just for the heck of it. OP:...

OK, I'll play, just for the heck of it.

OP: please tell me what realm of human endeavor (vocation, avocation, religion, philosophy, etc.) is free from people who display arrogance?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,762
Posted By noimagination

OP has evidently just discovered that jerks exist.

OP has evidently just discovered that jerks exist.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,046
Posted By noimagination

These aren't big ones, and probably most reading...

These aren't big ones, and probably most reading this thread already know, but they have significantly reduced the frequency with which I experience flats:

- At intersections, debris tends to...
04-29-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,479
Posted By noimagination

You're right about the front brake but, as you...

You're right about the front brake but, as you can see from the rear brake, on some canti brakes the cable from the brake lever does not end at the straddle cable, it goes through the "A" link and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,082
Posted By noimagination

Sorry, I'm not trying to be insulting, but ... if...

Sorry, I'm not trying to be insulting, but ... if putting on sunscreen is too much bother, is an outdoor sport what you really want to pursue? I mean, this sport takes place in the outdoors, so...
04-17-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,063
Posted By noimagination

Because they're rare. In tens of thousands of...

Because they're rare. In tens of thousands of miles over many decades of riding, I've never had an accident due to mechanical failure. I've had flats and broken spokes, I've had a pedal come off of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 831
Posted By noimagination

Personally, I would buy a new chain with the...

Personally, I would buy a new chain with the cassette, but not install it unless I experienced skipping when using the old chain on the new cassette.

When I get a new cassette, I usually buy 3...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By noimagination

It's impossible for anyone on the internet to...

It's impossible for anyone on the internet to provide you with an accurate answer. We don't know what type of bike you had previously and how you were fitted on it. We don't know what type of bike...
04-13-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By noimagination

Nope. I would never recommend a specific...

Nope.

I would never recommend a specific shoe, or brand of shoe, for anyone. Feet are too idiosyncratic. What works wonderfully for me may cripple you.

Do as sdmc530 suggests and go to an...
04-09-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,330
Posted By noimagination

I have no beefs. I understand the definitions of...

I have no beefs. I understand the definitions of the words "Multi-Use" and "Path".
04-09-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,843
Posted By noimagination

Not to mention that it has a hood, which would...

Not to mention that it has a hood, which would act like a parachute brake while riding.
04-08-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 996
Posted By noimagination

LDL normally gives really good advice, but I have...

LDL normally gives really good advice, but I have to respectfully disagree with this.

IME, the vast majority of butt pain is caused by (a) saddle position/bike fit, and (b) fitness. If the saddle...
03-26-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,146
Posted By noimagination

Agreed. OP: it would be more effective if...

Agreed.

OP: it would be more effective if you would just say: "I'd like an argument, please."
03-23-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,330
Posted By noimagination

Just outside one of the "hot zones" - NYC. Yes,...

Just outside one of the "hot zones" - NYC.
Yes, still going on (solo) rides out of doors. This is in line with Gov. Cuomo's "PAUSE" order, #6...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,214
Posted By noimagination

I think I would expand on your point a bit by...

I think I would expand on your point a bit by saying that the bicycle/rider system is imperfect, since the rider on a bicycle is a far more significant component of the system than a rider on a...
03-10-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,720
Posted By noimagination

Take a look, glasses mount. Am I the only...

Take a look, glasses mount.

Am I the only one who tries to glance in their mirror when walking and a car comes up behind?
03-05-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By noimagination

If it's sore sit bones, that is a fitness issue,...

If it's sore sit bones, that is a fitness issue, not an equipment issue. If your sit bones are sore, you need more saddle time. If your "nether regions" are abraded/raw, or you have saddle sores,...
03-05-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,264
Posted By noimagination

Hate? No. I admit I prefer my friction bar...

Hate? No.

I admit I prefer my friction bar end shifters on my touring bike to the Shimano Ultrega shift/brake levers on our tandem, as the shifting is very mushy and I get a lot of mis- and...
02-28-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,887
Posted By noimagination

Exercise physiology, food metabolism and the...

Exercise physiology, food metabolism and the interplay between the two and how they affect body weight are hugely complex, and are extremely poorly understood - even within individuals, without...
02-28-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,887
Posted By noimagination

For me, it is the previous day that seems to...

For me, it is the previous day that seems to matter. If I'm trying to drop weight, and I ride on, say, Saturday and minimize my food intake, I cannot ride on Sunday without food before and during...
02-07-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,352
Posted By noimagination

My wife and I first rode a tandem when we were...

My wife and I first rode a tandem when we were dating, on Block Island, an old clunker. My wife learned to ride as an adult, and is, to say the least, not confident on the road. We took single bikes...
01-31-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 926
Posted By noimagination

THANK you. To the OP: I'm sorry, but this...

THANK you.

To the OP: I'm sorry, but this type of post actually has negative information content. It results in baseless speculation, confirmation of readers' biases, small sample bias, arguments...
01-29-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,403
Posted By noimagination

Only tangentially related, but this reminds me of...

Only tangentially related, but this reminds me of an incident:

I was up at a ski house near Killington. We had typical New England weather: it rained over night and then froze. The skiing...
01-29-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,403
Posted By noimagination

My wife has this trouble. IMO, it's because she...

My wife has this trouble. IMO, it's because she learned to ride as an adult.

When you're young, you experiment a lot. If you're riding a bike (my siblings and I practically lived on our bikes from...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,925
Posted By noimagination

No, no impression at all. You said "Being a...

No, no impression at all.

You said "Being a big guy I don't run really high tire pressure", I am confused as to how being big means that you don't run high tire pressure since, all else being...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,925
Posted By noimagination

Um. Rear tire (like OP's), maybe yes. I'd never...

Um. Rear tire (like OP's), maybe yes. I'd never let a front tire get anything close to that worn, however. We all evaluate risk differently, I guess.
01-27-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,257
Posted By noimagination

IMHO, the overtaking cyclist has the primary...

IMHO, the overtaking cyclist has the primary responsibility here. It is up to him to pass safely.

Yes, ideally everyone should follow the rules (or, in the case of a lack of rules, the common...
12-03-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 12,150
Posted By noimagination

OK, I read it. Still don't see in the...

OK, I read it.

Still don't see in the commercial what the op-ed author sees.

IMO, this is all about perception. What one reads into this commercial says far more about oneself than it says...
12-03-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,732
Posted By noimagination

I don't know, and don't intend to find out. I'm...

I don't know, and don't intend to find out. I'm satisfied with the cheap-o Performance brand interchangeable lens ones I've got now. I might very well like more expensive sun glasses, and find them...
12-03-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 12,150
Posted By noimagination

Well, some people just want to be upset, I guess....

Well, some people just want to be upset, I guess.
It's the holidays. Companies want to sell their products. People are buying lots of stuff. Much of the stuff they're buying is intended as...
11-07-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,591
Posted By noimagination

Just curious: why do you always post in this...

Just curious: why do you always post in this manner? I find it very difficult to scan through your posts and figure out what is relevant to the post, even with the bolding - unless you think in...
11-01-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,770
Posted By noimagination

How do you deal with the fear that you will be...

How do you deal with the fear that you will be hit by a drunk driver when driving your car?
How do you deal with the fear that your plane will crash when flying?
How do you deal with the fear that...
09-18-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,643
Posted By noimagination

Which is why we should all support free range...

Which is why we should all support free range bikes.
08-05-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,781
Posted By noimagination

You must not get out much. There are people who...

You must not get out much. There are people who take their bikes to the LBS for a flat.

Heck, there are people who ride multi-gear bikes but never change gears because it's too complicated. (I...
08-05-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,948
Posted By noimagination

Sorry, but Spinnaker is right, you gave bad...

Sorry, but Spinnaker is right, you gave bad advice in your post. And trying to squirm out of it by playing semantic games is not going to work. The post specifically asked for guidance, you said "if...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,485
Posted By noimagination

Good God. The word is "chafing" (abrade by...

Good God.

The word is "chafing" (abrade by rubbing). ONE 'f'. Pronounced with a long "a" sound, like "aid".
Chaffing (teasing, mocking) is a completely different word. Pronounced with a short "a"...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,092
Posted By noimagination

When I read posts like this, I always wonder what...

When I read posts like this, I always wonder what people did when they were kids and their bike had a flat. My Dad certainly wasn't always around to patch a flat, he showed me (and brothers and...
07-01-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,202
Posted By noimagination

My wife thinks I look cool. (She's wrong. ...

My wife thinks I look cool.

(She's wrong. She's ... just a BIT biased.)
06-28-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,558
Posted By noimagination

If you're riding a fat bike and you're worrying...

If you're riding a fat bike and you're worrying about speed, you're doing it wrong.
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