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07-18-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 822
Posted By Phil_gretz

I see what you did there. "We dance...

I see what you did there. "We dance now!"
07-17-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 522
Posted By Phil_gretz

...and when I got home and told my wife what I...

...and when I got home and told my wife what I had done, she leaped back and grabbed a kitchen knife. In an athletic crouch, she screamed, "who are you, and what have you done to my husband?"
07-17-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Phil_gretz

I have to admit that I started with the Ergon...

I have to admit that I started with the Ergon branded grips, which I really like a lot. But recently, I've had good success with the Chinese unbranded ergon grips with mini bar ends. The kind that...
07-16-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,809
Posted By Phil_gretz

More common is the death of a parent leaving...

More common is the death of a parent leaving behind funeral costs and estate debts. Thank goodness for the Colonial Penn life insurance program...
Replies: 66
Views: 2,530
Posted By Phil_gretz

Why would you ask a retailer a tax question...

Why would you ask a retailer a tax question concerning country-of-origin policies? Why not ask the government? The retailer does not set these policies, and may not (in all circumstances) even...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By Phil_gretz

Hybrid, or Flat-bar Road Bike?

Maybe this is what you're asking? I'd be astonished to find that there is such a thing as a "high performance hybrid". Just as I'd be astonished to find that there's a "mass-less black hole" or a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 922
Posted By Phil_gretz

When you're a sprinter, you hope that your world...

When you're a sprinter, you hope that your world is flat...
07-10-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By Phil_gretz

Put me down squarely in the camp of those who...

Put me down squarely in the camp of those who would not use that skewer. I'd replace with a Shimano skewer at the first opportunity. You can find the latest Ultegra skewers inexpensively if you...
07-10-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,386
Posted By Phil_gretz

I can't believe that I'm going to agree with...

I can't believe that I'm going to agree with I-Like-To-Bike ^ above. But I am. Other people aren't you, and cannot experience what you're experiencing even if they're along side of you at the...
07-09-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,609
Posted By Phil_gretz

Actually, it's the opposite of a chore. While...

Actually, it's the opposite of a chore. While the ultrasonic is running, I can do other things, like clean chain rings. My actual handling of the chain is minimal with this method.

The...
07-09-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By Phil_gretz

From the rims (brake track), I'd use acetone. ...

From the rims (brake track), I'd use acetone. Apply carefully and rub with a clean cloth. Work slowly and patiently on small portions at a time. Keep the acetone away from your tire.

For the...
07-03-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,659
Posted By Phil_gretz

Bontrager, Morpher and Woom could be a law firm...

Bontrager, Morpher and Woom could be a law firm specializing in product liability and tort claims. Just sayin'
07-03-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,172
Posted By Phil_gretz

Wilfred Laurier, You're not serious, right? ...

Wilfred Laurier,
You're not serious, right? Maybe you're unfamiliar with the fillet brazed Superiors and Super Sports? These were most certainly good quality bikes. Fine bikes, actually, and...
07-01-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,659
Posted By Phil_gretz

I was aware of all of that, Tim. I knew what I...

I was aware of all of that, Tim. I knew what I was saying in the context of the discussion. It's not like I said that I'd wear a RadioShack jersey or anything.
07-01-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,659
Posted By Phil_gretz

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I see nothing wrong with this. Would emulate...
07-01-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,444
Posted By Phil_gretz

None from the OP's list are particularly...

None from the OP's list are particularly attractive brands. If I were the selective thief, I'd want a desirable bike, like:

Canyon
Pinarello
Merckx
BMC
Cervelo
06-28-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By Phil_gretz

Best hospitals in America? Yes, they are.

Best hospitals in America? Yes, they are.
06-28-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By Phil_gretz

AliExpress

AliExpress
06-27-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By Phil_gretz

Fishing Nipples would be a good name for a rock...

Fishing Nipples would be a good name for a rock band...
06-26-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,505
Posted By Phil_gretz

All blackboards used to have spell check built...

All blackboards used to have spell check built in. The problem is that the software hasn't been loaded for the past two generations...
06-26-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 938
Posted By Phil_gretz

You're right. Good call. My bad. Googled this:...

You're right. Good call. My bad. Googled this:

"Shimano’s Tiagra 4700 10-speed brake/shifter is not compatible with any of its 10-speed rear derailleurs other than Tiagra 4700. That’s because...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By Phil_gretz

How much money are you willing to spend? What...

How much money are you willing to spend? What do you wish to improve?
06-24-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By Phil_gretz

It sounds like you have diagnosed the issue, the...

It sounds like you have diagnosed the issue, the relative depth of the two rear dropouts. Your remedy is to remove material from the right side. As a test beforehand, why not add a thin shim on...
06-21-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,299
Posted By Phil_gretz

I will paraphrase with a famous scene from Jaws: ...

I will paraphrase with a famous scene from Jaws:

Quint : [seeing Jrasero's road helmet] What are you? Some kind of half-assed astronaut?[examining the titanium bike]

Quint ...
06-12-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,322
Posted By Phil_gretz

I wouldn't expect it to the degree that eBay is...

I wouldn't expect it to the degree that eBay is involved, plus there is overseas shipping. But you can reach out to the same sellers via eBay for the most part. You just pay an additional 9% or...
Forum: Foo
06-11-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,259
Posted By Phil_gretz

Spine Surgeon?

Yes. I had the surgical team that handles spinal injuries for the Washington Redskins. The top two surgeons worked one night in 2008 on my back, performing a laminectomy followed by an L4-L5 fusion....
06-10-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,060
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm sorry to read of your wife's difficulties. ...

I'm sorry to read of your wife's difficulties. I'm not sure that this forum is the place to go for advice. Do you have a medical advocate associated with your insurance carrier? Maybe your GP can...
06-10-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,294
Posted By Phil_gretz

Don't deny me my ability to save 15 grams...

Don't deny me my ability to save 15 grams...
06-05-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,927
Posted By Phil_gretz

Sorry about that. I was using internet shorthand...

Sorry about that. I was using internet shorthand speak, and it came off as smart alecky.

From what I've read from researchers, reviewers and testers, carbon rims tend to be on the stiffer side...
06-03-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,834
Posted By Phil_gretz

Positively NOT true. Marriage comes ahead of...

Positively NOT true. Marriage comes ahead of children in priority. A unified set of parents who can demonstrate male-female relationships, forgiveness, caring and courage goes the farthest to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,249
Posted By Phil_gretz

"105" but you never know what you'll...

"105" but you never know what you'll find...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,506
Posted By Phil_gretz

I like the suggestions so far, especially the...

I like the suggestions so far, especially the flashy jersey and pink bar tape.

But please tell your wife that it's a good looking bike right now...

EDIT:...and that she's beautiful. :love:
05-23-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,763
Posted By Phil_gretz

Suffering...

...is a badge of honor among cyclists. You must make your abode deep within the pain cave. Your residence is your pedigree. Toughen up.
05-22-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,578
Posted By Phil_gretz

This is my first thought. If she's a child, then...

This is my first thought. If she's a child, then good. Only $100 - because they spent your money.

If she's over 18, bad. Because she should have spent her own money, and not yours.

Anyway,...
05-20-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 21,917
Posted By Phil_gretz

Similar Question...

could be asked on a oenophile or sommelier web forum comparing good enough box wines from Costo with an exquisite vintage. Some folks may never have the capacity or opportunity to get it.

Why...
05-20-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,990
Posted By Phil_gretz

This is a pretty epic first post/rant that hits...

This is a pretty epic first post/rant that hits many of the old classic rants of the past. Well done!

takes on these:

BSO - "old Walmart bike"
LBS denied service - "bike shop mechanic......
Forum: Commuting
05-20-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,037
Posted By Phil_gretz

Game Changer?

Game changer to me means something that gives a distinct advantage over the "old way" of doing something. A competitive advantage in sports. An efficiency leap in accomplishing some task.

So,...
Forum: Foo
05-14-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By Phil_gretz

You could also forgive her for her political...

You could also forgive her for her political attacks (because they stem from internal fears and distortions of reality, don't they?). What does your wife want out of this visit?

It may be...
05-14-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,846
Posted By Phil_gretz

Shows what happens when you are riding a frame...

Shows what happens when you are riding a frame with too short of a top tube. You compensated by shifting the saddle far back on its rails and sat rearward. The moment arm created by the downward...
05-13-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,548
Posted By Phil_gretz

Dude's Flyin'

Dude's Flyin'
05-10-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,955
Posted By Phil_gretz

Frozen burrito removed from jersey pocket, peeled...

Frozen burrito removed from jersey pocket, peeled and eaten while riding? +Pro points!
05-10-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,895
Posted By Phil_gretz

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05-01-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,661
Posted By Phil_gretz

Yeah, that's not so. It must be fun to live in a...

Yeah, that's not so. It must be fun to live in a world with broad strokes and assumptions get you by. In the real world, we rely more heavily on facts. Google "Kinesis".
05-01-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,389
Posted By Phil_gretz

I went past a Bikini Wax place recently and...

I went past a Bikini Wax place recently and thought, "Wow, what a world? I can bring my bike chains in to be waxed by girls in bikinis." I wonder if they'd throw me out...
05-01-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,389
Posted By Phil_gretz

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04-25-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,532
Posted By Phil_gretz

The original question: Uncomfortable legs, have...

The original question: Uncomfortable legs, have any of you experienced this, and what did you do? [paraphrased]

This isn't really a medical question, per se. Any more than, "pollen makes my...
04-25-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,957
Posted By Phil_gretz

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of...

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age. - Victor Hugo.
04-24-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,035
Posted By Phil_gretz

Good luck, Dave. If you lived in my neck of the...

Good luck, Dave. If you lived in my neck of the woods, I'd invite you over and we'd dig into my stash of parts, or might have to order a thing or two. Down to the shop and start working. Maybe a...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,218
Posted By Phil_gretz

Snowflakes that land on my nose and eyelashes. ...

Snowflakes that land on my nose and eyelashes. Actually, it's pretty nice to ride amidst snow flurries. Especially in darkness.

I really enjoy the songs of the tree frogs awakening sometime in...
03-03-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,224
Posted By Phil_gretz

I agree. Imagine your grandchildren talking after...

I agree. Imagine your grandchildren talking after the funeral, "...bless his heart, Granddad loved these old bikes and things. What are we going to do with them? Maybe we should just gather then...
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