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03-28-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By bpcyclist

Just saw this very interesting decision by...

Just saw this very interesting decision by Cascade. That is a whole darn lot of cash they just decided to hold onto, irrespective of whether registrants get to do the ride or not... Wonder what the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 256
Posted By bpcyclist

Any bike with geometry you are looking for that...

Any bike with geometry you are looking for that fits you well (!!) and has current 105 and disc brakes will be awesome for you. Just be sure it fits.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 875
Posted By bpcyclist

"Pedantry proceeds from much reading and little...

"Pedantry proceeds from much reading and little understanding," Steele.
03-27-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By bpcyclist

Great stuff, guys. I'm on it Thanks a million!!

Great stuff, guys. I'm on it Thanks a million!!
03-26-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 409
Posted By bpcyclist

Giatn AR1 might be worth a look-see:...

Giatn AR1 might be worth a look-see: https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/contend-ar-1-2020
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 988
Posted By bpcyclist

I immediately begin racing anyone who passes me.

I immediately begin racing anyone who passes me.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 875
Posted By bpcyclist

I've never ridden any electronic groupset, so, I...

I've never ridden any electronic groupset, so, I am of no use to you on that--sorry.

That said, I have ridden mechanical Ultegra and 105 extensively. I've only ridden the 9100 version of Dura Ace...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 496
Posted By bpcyclist

Only two crashes ever? That blows my mind. You've...

Only two crashes ever? That blows my mind. You've got some serious talent.

As noted by others with whom I share this general experience, virtually without exception, every one of my crashes has...
03-26-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By bpcyclist

Tips For FD Cable Tension Adjustment When No Barrel Adjuster

Greetings, Geniuses--

My FD cable just snapped at the bolt, for some reason. Internally routed and never replaced those before myself, but I am going to try to figure out how to replace it anyway,...
03-25-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 445
Posted By bpcyclist

I just had to order a tool from Shimano. It's not...

I just had to order a tool from Shimano. It's not going to get here until mid-April!!! I refused to pay the 41 freaking dollars amazon wanted to get in to me next week (not a Prime member). Maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By bpcyclist

Yeah, I know. I ride a 56 usually and I'm only...

Yeah, I know. I ride a 56 usually and I'm only 6'1". Hardly XL, in today's world. Nobody is going fast on that bike--unless it is due strictly to gravity...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By bpcyclist

Dragon Bahamut

Anyone know anything about this bike? It is a direct-to-consumer CF road bike from a Seattle company. Comes with Apex. Very affordable ($1499). Just was sort of wondering if it should be on the under...
03-25-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3,494
Views: 473,958
Posted By bpcyclist

Just a lone rider (besides me) on the PDX...

Just a lone rider (besides me) on the PDX waterfront at 7 in the morning on a weekday. Just bizarre. Oh, and just so it is clear, cycling is permitted during our lockdown, as long as the 6-foot rule...
03-25-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 24,518
Posted By bpcyclist

So, pain progressed yeterday afternoon. More in...

So, pain progressed yeterday afternoon. More in my arm and neck. Finally, just went to the ED, pretty much based on age + symptoms. Enzymes and EKG and CXR were all pristine. Nice, seemingly bright,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By bpcyclist

Great big Orbea fan here. Ran an Orca for a few...

Great big Orbea fan here. Ran an Orca for a few years, until it was tragically stolen. But really loved that bike. If you can test ride one, I'd make time to do it. I personally think they are...
03-25-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By bpcyclist

People do still occasionally get pinch flats...

People do still occasionally get pinch flats running tubeless... Just sayin'.
03-25-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By bpcyclist

Just trying to stimulate some orders, I suspect....

Just trying to stimulate some orders, I suspect. I'd probably do the same thing if I were running it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,218
Posted By bpcyclist

One of my dream bikes, for sure...

One of my dream bikes, for sure...
03-24-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 24,518
Posted By bpcyclist

Welp, ironically enough, as I started this...

Welp, ironically enough, as I started this thread, I just started having some left-sided chest pain totally at rest two days ago. Very short bursts, very, very sharp pain that goes away immediately....
03-24-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By bpcyclist

Got out for a nice, easy 30 yesterday late...

Got out for a nice, easy 30 yesterday late afternoon, in keeping with the part of the order that permits cycling (I was alone). PDX was a total ghost town. Like, zero vehicles on I-5 at 5 pm. Just...
03-24-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By bpcyclist

I hear ya and I agree in many respects. That...

I hear ya and I agree in many respects. That said, I do not personally believe that just plopping a few super-bright Crees in a housing and firing away really qualifies as much of a bicycle headlight...
03-24-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 308
Posted By bpcyclist

There are a number of tire options that place a...

There are a number of tire options that place a premium on puncture-prevention. The caveat is that they almost always have much, much poorer rolling resistance performance and may be much heavier. If...
03-23-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,438
Posted By bpcyclist

Stay at home order issued this morning, but...

Stay at home order issued this morning, but cycling alone is allowed. I am worried, though, that our police officers may not actually read the actual order itself and may try to pull some of us over....
03-23-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By bpcyclist

Yeah, I mean, it just hihglights the point that...

Yeah, I mean, it just hihglights the point that the vast majority of US small businesses and homes are not built to go for 90, dsay, days wiht zero revenue--and stillt meet obligations. When you...
03-23-20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By bpcyclist

Thanks, polyphrast--and thanks for leaning on...

Thanks, polyphrast--and thanks for leaning on me...
03-22-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By bpcyclist

Yeah, the nomenclature is a bit confusing and has...

Yeah, the nomenclature is a bit confusing and has a whole history to it. But what used to be referred to as 30, east of Troutdale, is now mostly called The Columbia River Gorge Scenic Highway. There...
03-22-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By bpcyclist

Well, they are in a horrible bind financially. I...

Well, they are in a horrible bind financially. I am not a Cascade member and do not know their finances, but this event brings in a huge amount of revenue for them. Losing that could be...
03-22-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By bpcyclist

Thank you, sir. I am happy to spend more money on...

Thank you, sir. I am happy to spend more money on things that ultimately are really going to improve the riding experience significantly over time. I don't race. I would never, ever buy Dura Ace,...
03-22-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 647
Posted By bpcyclist

I just use a Skog A Kust BackSak. This the...

I just use a Skog A Kust BackSak. This the 25-liter size--there is a 35-liter one as well. You can see how vast it is next to a very large bunch of large bananas. It's enormous. Works great for me,...
03-22-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By bpcyclist

3 Month F/U With The Outbound Road Edition

Just finished my third month with the Outbound Lighting Road Edition and thought I would just share a few thoughts. Please note that it is the middle of the three lights in these photos. The others...
03-21-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By bpcyclist

Not sure where you are located, but I would...

Not sure where you are located, but I would really recommend a test ride before plopping down 2500 bucks on a new bike. Do you not have an LBS somewhere nearby? Virtually every major mfr. makes an...
03-20-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 482
Posted By bpcyclist

Tragically, it is a very long list, indeed. I...

Tragically, it is a very long list, indeed. I have learned over the years that I am exceptionally not good at correctly guessing where the sound is emanating from. One of my favorite examples of this...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 985
Posted By bpcyclist

Maybe something like this:...

Maybe something like this: https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/contend-ar-1-2020
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By bpcyclist

What rain?

What rain?
03-18-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By bpcyclist

You will only be a real cyclist if you buy an...

You will only be a real cyclist if you buy an incredibly expensive, frictionless chain that costs at least $150 and change it every two weeks. Everything else is garbage.
03-18-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,375
Posted By bpcyclist

Feels like we are headed for a similar order here...

Feels like we are headed for a similar order here in the River City. If i can't ride my bike for 6 weeks or 6 months, I am definitely going to lose my freaking mind. 100%.
03-18-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 726
Posted By bpcyclist

It is and has been the Gold Standard emollient...

It is and has been the Gold Standard emollient for literally decades. There is nothing better.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 19,231
Views: 3,991,486
Posted By bpcyclist

Good for you. I have just never personally been...

Good for you. I have just never personally been able to stomach what I have considered to be the insane pricing of these units. So many other items I could get for my 800 bucks. Maybe someday...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By bpcyclist

Did the exact same thing here. There are...

Did the exact same thing here. There are experienced folks on this site who apprently feel Neugent is complete garbage. Has not been my experience, but I am not a wheel guru. For the modest dollars,...
03-18-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By bpcyclist

200 lumens is way more than necesary, in my view....

200 lumens is way more than necesary, in my view. I have the 150 version and it is almost too bright, as in, occasionally annoying to vehicles/humans. Super, super bright. 200 is over the top, in my...
03-17-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By bpcyclist

Very sorry about your ride partner. This...

Very sorry about your ride partner.

This whole thing is just a loan...
03-17-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By bpcyclist

:(

:(
03-17-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,171
Posted By bpcyclist

The cycling aerodynamics paper I was referencing...

The cycling aerodynamics paper I was referencing is like, 50 pages long. But here is a wheelmaker with a long history of working in aerodynamics running various F1 teams discussing the concept I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By bpcyclist

Some of the Seattle/Portland rim brake people...

Some of the Seattle/Portland rim brake people switch ou their Al wheels for CF when the weather starts turning. Seems to work for some folks pretty well.
03-17-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,554
Posted By bpcyclist

Welp, I had planned to do the Seattle to Portland...

Welp, I had planned to do the Seattle to Portland for the first time. They are making an annoucement on March 20, but it's a done deal. I already have my train ticket (from PDX to SEA) the day...
03-17-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,520
Posted By bpcyclist

I currently own 3 Cygolite lights and have been a...

I currently own 3 Cygolite lights and have been a customer for about 10 years or so. I have always found their customer service to be fast as lightning and extremely responsive. If you ever need...
03-17-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,171
Posted By bpcyclist

It was a scientific article. I'll dig it up and...

It was a scientific article. I'll dig it up and post the link.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,667
Posted By bpcyclist

Make some money.

Make some money.
Replies: 34
Views: 1,454
Posted By bpcyclist

Everything everywhere will be closed except food...

Everything everywhere will be closed except food and medical.
Forum: Commuting
03-16-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,374
Posted By bpcyclist

Or Old Hickory in Nash Vegas or Mullholland in...

Or Old Hickory in Nash Vegas or Mullholland in well, you know...
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