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Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

This. How much to spend on equipment is a fair...

This. How much to spend on equipment is a fair question to ask. How much to spend on clothing, shoes and socks is highly personal and depends on way too many variables.

For example, I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,188
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Beauty lies on the eye of the beholder: My...

Beauty lies on the eye of the beholder:

My CF bikes are beautiful, to me and to many. My steel frame bikes are equally beautiful to me, and to many as well.
...
08-17-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,163
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Your husband is being hurtful, inconsiderate and...

Your husband is being hurtful, inconsiderate and selfish.

Keep the bike, ride the bike, lose the weight...and then (if your husband continues to give you grief) find someone who will be more...
08-16-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

2cam16, in case I neglected writing this: ...

2cam16, in case I neglected writing this:

Congrats on your new ride. Bottecchias are great bikes. B&W are hard to find.

Ride safely!
08-15-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Bottecchias are beautiful bikes that even now...

Bottecchias are beautiful bikes that even now remain a bit underrated.

Here is mine, following a modification of the drive train. I bought it new in 1989.
...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,021
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thank you. I use the motor drive on my cameras...

Thank you. I use the motor drive on my cameras quite a lot. I will wait for mirrorless technology to develop a bit further.

Thanks! :thumb:
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,021
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Many here have mentioned mirrorless cameras. I...

Many here have mentioned mirrorless cameras. I have an older Canon DSLR with a mirror.

Coupled with a quality Canon lens I am able to take good, amateur-grade photos.

So my question is, does...
08-15-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,149
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

On my rides along PCH and on the local hills I...

On my rides along PCH and on the local hills I have come across many a**hat bikers that come within inches of my legs. Then, for fun, they rev their engines to scare the beejezzus out of any cyclist...
Forum: Foo
08-14-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,917
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Costco offers a cartridge refill service: ...

Costco offers a cartridge refill service:

https://costcoinkjetrefill.com/
08-14-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,451
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

^^^ This ^^^

^^^ This ^^^
08-13-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,149
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I agreed with your original post re: the 3-foot...

I agreed with your original post re: the 3-foot rule.

I disagree, however, with your generalizations about drivers.

Like TrojanHorse, I regularly come across courteous and considerate drivers...
08-13-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,149
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Plus je connais les hommes, plus jíaime les...

Plus je connais les hommes, plus jíaime les chiens. Truth!
08-12-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,551
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

The Big Helmet...Spaceballs. :roflmao2:

The Big Helmet...Spaceballs. :roflmao2:
08-11-19, 06:55 PM
08-11-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,874
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Glad someone did the math.

Glad someone did the math.
08-11-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,874
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I question your lack of commitment. :innocent:.

I question your lack of commitment. :innocent:.
08-10-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,344
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Too many hours on the wrong saddle? :innocent:

Too many hours on the wrong saddle? :innocent:
08-09-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,860
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

How about visiting a brothel in Amsterdam...while...

How about visiting a brothel in Amsterdam...while riding a Dutch bike?
08-09-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,860
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

The OP probably just wants to vent. No harm in...

The OP probably just wants to vent. No harm in that.
08-09-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,860
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

There is more to this that meets the eye. ...

There is more to this that meets the eye.

How far is she from her own retirement.

Talk to her about it, not to us here at BF.
Forum: Foo
08-09-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,021
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I also miss shopping at Freestyle Photo store in...

I also miss shopping at Freestyle Photo store in Hollywood and buying bulk film to load up using my black camera bag.

Those college days were remarkable for how fun I could have trying to see how...
Forum: Foo
08-09-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,021
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Me too...and long nights in my bathroom darkroom...

Me too...and long nights in my bathroom darkroom trying to create the right photo image.
08-09-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,036
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Just donít let my neighbors in on the secret. ...

Just donít let my neighbors in on the secret. :innocent:
08-08-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,036
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

The Forester is nice. Two of my kids drive...

The Forester is nice. Two of my kids drive Subarus and they love them.

Yes, the meth heads sell them for scrap. :notamused:
08-08-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

My suggestion is that you go to the Garmin Forums...

My suggestion is that you go to the Garmin Forums and check there.

I have a Garmin 520 Plus and have not experienced that issue.

You mentioned rain, maybe your sensors got wet inside. Open the...
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,079
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

As in most cases, it is not the technology that...

As in most cases, it is not the technology that is to be blamed, it is the people using it.
08-07-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,036
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Those built-in locks, such as the Thule, Saris,...

Those built-in locks, such as the Thule, Saris, Kuat and similar racks are useless.

Your suggestion is the best, lock the bike inside the vehicle.

My Thule hitch rack was recently stolen right...
08-06-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Trieye sunglasses with built in mirror

I saw these featured in a GCN video.

https://trieye.com/

Has anyone tried them?

Any thoughts on the practicality of a built in mirror?
08-06-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,523
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as...

Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as you feel. Just ride (and stop worrying about what others think).

Eddy Merckx with an assist from me. :innocent:
08-06-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,523
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

You see the same things; just a blur at 20 mph,...

You see the same things; just a blur at 20 mph, however.
08-04-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,231
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I, OTOH, have owned MB for many, many years. My...

I, OTOH, have owned MB for many, many years. My current is a Cabrio, I absolutely love that car.

I always marvel at how well engineered it is.

No back to the topic at hand...:innocent:
08-04-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,231
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

My suggestion is that you just go out and ride,...

My suggestion is that you just go out and ride, no GPS, no computer, just you and the bike. Even skip the kit and ride with some comfortable shorts and t-shirt, like riding a mountain bike.

Do...
08-04-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

To be honest, The only difference that I have...

To be honest, The only difference that I have experienced between the 11-29 and the 11-32 is when I run out of gears in the steepest parts of my normal climbs.

I practice climbing while sitting on...
08-04-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

For me, I do a lot of relatively short but steep...

For me, I do a lot of relatively short but steep climbs. My LBS mechanic recommended a Campy medium cage and a 11-32 cassette for the C60. I love having the 32 cog when I climb. By comparison I have...
08-04-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,732
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I am sure that you cracked over 1000 feet of...

I am sure that you cracked over 1000 feet of climbing; I had 2,250 feet of climbing that day. I donít do Ortega Hill anymore, especially heading south from Santa Barbara, too crazy during that short...
08-04-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

50-34 up front and 11-32 in the rear. YMMV

50-34 up front and 11-32 in the rear.

YMMV
08-03-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,232
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

In my quest to keep my new rack securely attached...

In my quest to keep my new rack securely attached to my car, and to keep the local meth heads from nicking my rack, I purchased an extra heavy duty chain and lock.

Yes, I understand that a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,847
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thatís a very nice red Bianchi. :thumb: Good...

Thatís a very nice red Bianchi. :thumb:

Good choice of upgrades.

Ride safely!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,847
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thatís exactly how I feel. :thumb: ...

Thatís exactly how I feel. :thumb:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/e12d3bfd_e119_42dc_9bcb_25deb2c5bfc1_40f232a3c7cb58af8aa5b7ec39a52478b207f66c.jpeg...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,814
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

SIDI Wire Carbon. I have diabetes and in order to...

SIDI Wire Carbon. I have diabetes and in order to be able to ride over long distances, a well-fitting shoe is essential.

I like these so much that I bought an extra pair as a spare.

All the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

The tools usually come with a new wheel set. You...

The tools usually come with a new wheel set. You are right, it is a tricky procedure. I think I saw a YouTube video on it.
08-02-19, 12:54 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I had some issues with the first LBS, so as an...

I had some issues with the first LBS, so as an accommodation Campagnolo sold the spokes to me and shipped them to another, more helpful LBS. So i guess that was a half-half solution.

I am glad...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

When I had to replace a broken spoke for my...

When I had to replace a broken spoke for my Fulcrum Racing Zero wheels I contacted Campagnolo-USA directly. They are located in Carlsbad, California.

I love my Racing Zero wheels. I have the...
08-02-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,579
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

The Fly, 1986 version with Jeff Goldblum and...

The Fly, 1986 version with Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis.
08-01-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,579
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

We are all going to die, no one gets out alive. ...

We are all going to die, no one gets out alive.

I’d much rather die on the road, while doing what I love, than to die on my bed from feeble old age.

Just go out and ride your bike and stop...
07-31-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,896
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Some of the infotainment screens are difficult to...

Some of the infotainment screens are difficult to read compounding the problem. Wearing polarized sunglasses makes the info on the screen “disappear.”
07-31-19, 06:35 AM
07-30-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,370
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Oh wise one, please tell me what I missed.

Oh wise one, please tell me what I missed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,188
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

We are just peasants and as they say in France (I...

We are just peasants and as they say in France (I think) les paysans se rťvoltent
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