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04-09-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 608
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Steel is real, baybee. Paint it red for speed.

Steel is real, baybee. Paint it red for speed.
04-09-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 519
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Lafonda rides recumbent.

Lafonda rides recumbent.
04-06-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,773
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Funny, I don't remember.

Funny, I don't remember.
04-06-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 765
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Here's a rope trick, as requested... ...

Here's a rope trick, as requested...
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Handlebar retention....
04-01-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,506
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I don't even think about Garmin Connect until...

I don't even think about Garmin Connect until post-ride, then I'm just doing a synch. Takes 30-40 seconds, then I'm looking at workout stats on Garmin Connect on my phone. Just don't boot the app...
03-31-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 765
Posted By blacknbluebikes

rope, 3 loops. one at each end for brake hoods,...

rope, 3 loops. one at each end for brake hoods, one in center. rope length so that center loop falls to proper position to meet bungee from seatpost. adjust for desired tension. old tubes work...
03-31-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,479
Posted By blacknbluebikes

You're the engine, so remember that as the "first...

You're the engine, so remember that as the "first factor" regardless of what's under you. Second, weight is a bigger factor than stiffness. I'd rather climb with a 15lb aluminum bike than a 23lb...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Man, this seems to be a mid-march phenomenon,...

Man, this seems to be a mid-march phenomenon, lotta "can I..." questions about clubs. Basically, if your engine is strong enough and you can keep pace, AND you can ride safely in formation, the...
Forum: Foo
03-17-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,268
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Weed, legal. Poopbags, contraband. OK, got it.

Weed, legal. Poopbags, contraband. OK, got it.
03-10-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Regardless of manners, people are only patient...

Regardless of manners, people are only patient for so long. Regardless of road-rules, the drivers think they're doing you a favor by not passing you sooner. Then you get to the transition between...
03-03-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,172
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Here's a novel idea: create a ride-tracker in my...

Here's a novel idea: create a ride-tracker in my phone that scores my rides for risk. thought is a derivative of "I keep telling my wife..." (which I never do, of course). if the app tracked me...
03-03-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,172
Posted By blacknbluebikes

This one is interesting: 2017 Bicyclist Safety...

This one is interesting: 2017 Bicyclist Safety Report (https://www.ghsa.org/sites/default/files/2017-09/2017BicyclistSafetyReport-FINAL.pdf) , which notes (p.10) that "...only 11 percent of drivers...
03-02-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,172
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Garmin Varia is probably the most advanced...

Garmin Varia is probably the most advanced "detection system" that has made it all the way to market. There's no lack solution for "visibility improvement" - after a dayglow jersey and lights,...
03-01-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By blacknbluebikes

This is what happens when you leave that fancy...

This is what happens when you leave that fancy carbon stuff out in the rain. Those used to be 56's.
Forum: Foo
02-24-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,073
Posted By blacknbluebikes

If it flies, floats or f***s, rent it.

If it flies, floats or f***s, rent it.
02-22-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,251
Posted By blacknbluebikes

You should definitely quit your day job. Not.

You should definitely quit your day job. Not.
02-18-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,004
Posted By blacknbluebikes

life-wise, imperial, cause that's how everyone...

life-wise, imperial, cause that's how everyone around me expresses everything and they already think I'm weird enough. tool-wise, bikes are metric, end of story. zwift is now making me think all...
02-17-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,480
Posted By blacknbluebikes

The answer is "less" until you get a pinchflat. ...

The answer is "less" until you get a pinchflat. Start with 40.
02-16-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By blacknbluebikes

replace the bearings?

replace the bearings?
Forum: Foo
02-03-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,293
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Man, all you guys are a lot older than I thought....

Man, all you guys are a lot older than I thought. Way it's going here, I'm holding number 7,249,143, and they're on like... ah... 2,300? I figure that by the time I'm eligible, I'll be getting one...
02-03-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,205
Posted By blacknbluebikes

It's a great game, quite amazing, really. And...

It's a great game, quite amazing, really. And the scale - you've sometimes got 20,000 users running concurrent intersecting simulations of cycling. Perfect? No. Awesome? Yes. And as soon as it...
02-03-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I'd hate to be running a big factory floor during...

I'd hate to be running a big factory floor during Covid.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,737
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I run Gatorskins on the "long trip" bike, because...

I run Gatorskins on the "long trip" bike, because those western jersey roads have decent shoulders covered with an amazing amount of sharp crap - I was flatting once or twice a month. I run GP4000...
01-27-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,344
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Higher-end bikes don't come with pedals because...

Higher-end bikes don't come with pedals because different riders use different, non-compatible clipless solutions. Shimano, Look, Speedplay - they all use different cleats. When I get the next...
01-27-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,322
Posted By blacknbluebikes

This bike? No. That one? Absolutely not. ...

This bike? No.
That one? Absolutely not.
This one over here? Yeah, OK.
What about that one? NFW.
01-19-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Battery. Ah, there's the rub - on all platforms....

Battery. Ah, there's the rub - on all platforms. quick answer: pretty happy, and it's clearly better on later hardware. important: having options to control battery usage, if you do care or have a...
01-19-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I use dedicated devices on the bike, currently...

I use dedicated devices on the bike, currently quite happy with a Garmin130Plus. Outside of that, I'm using Motion-X GPS software on my iPhone for "real GPS" type work, such as hiking on/off trail,...
Forum: Foo
01-08-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,933
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Actually, my calendar says "December 39, 2020"...

Actually, my calendar says "December 39, 2020" ... You might say it's 2021, but you're entitled to your alternate facts.
12-31-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,342
Posted By blacknbluebikes

This ain't about cyclists. I work in NYC and have...

This ain't about cyclists. I work in NYC and have seen these "wanna be gangstas" cruising around midtown. It's not just 'one group', this is like an instagram thing now. I've seen probably ten...
12-23-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,342
Posted By blacknbluebikes

bah. humbug. that's what I'm seeing. forget...

bah. humbug. that's what I'm seeing. forget that! sure, you've got good stuff, and I'm sure you appreciate what you've got. Ah... we're talking bikes here, and MORE IS BETTER. figure out your...
12-23-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By blacknbluebikes

you might consider moving to trailer at this...

you might consider moving to trailer at this point. 50lbs is getting "outside the design spec," don't ya think?
Forum: Foo
12-23-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By blacknbluebikes

that's a classic. I have a huge pogo book...

that's a classic. I have a huge pogo book somewhere.
Forum: Foo
12-22-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,368
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Hey, Machka - many congrats. Quite a lift. But...

Hey, Machka - many congrats. Quite a lift. But you're used to long rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,567
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I have a somewhat different definition of "worst....

I have a somewhat different definition of "worst. customer. ever." ... early 80's, I'm a part time employee at a Sears in western PA. Late one weeknight, maybe half hour before closing, three guys...
12-15-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,253
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Several years ago I survived the driver training...

Several years ago I survived the driver training course for United Parcel Service (yeah, wore the Brown). I'm an 'avid motorist' and that training is tougher than I ever could have predicted - and I...
12-11-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,472
Posted By blacknbluebikes

A week ago, the NYT ran a piece that contained an...

A week ago, the NYT ran a piece that contained an applet that would "calculate your place in line." Imperfect but interesting. (Dec. 3, Opinion. Stuart Thompson "Find your place in the vaccine...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By blacknbluebikes

1. Isolate the factors that are driving you to...

1. Isolate the factors that are driving you to upgrade. What is it about the current bike that you wish was different? (even "I just want a better one" is always OK around here). 2. For the budget...
Forum: Foo
12-09-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,711
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Hey now, that's a pro talk for ya, right there. ...

Hey now, that's a pro talk for ya, right there. Listen up.
12-08-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,398
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I know this doesn't help with your current...

I know this doesn't help with your current problem (and, totally sorry about the theft) but you really should shop around on some renter's insurance. It's not about someone lifting your DVD player,...
12-05-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,544
Posted By blacknbluebikes

taking another look, I'm really glad to see...

taking another look, I'm really glad to see rotation arrows on the tires. gosh, if someone got that wrong...
12-04-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,544
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Funny thing about marketing. Lotta smart people...

Funny thing about marketing. Lotta smart people don't always "get it." Question is not "does this product make sense." Question is "how many buyers at what margin" and Spesh knows a LOT about...
Forum: Foo
12-04-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,160
Posted By blacknbluebikes

great for black market transactions, after that,...

great for black market transactions, after that, pretty limited use beyond gambling. don't call bitcoin an investment or a 'fungible currency'. and its lack of liquidity is not because everyone...
Forum: Foo
12-04-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,725
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Stop spreading the truth. I'm selling tin foil...

Stop spreading the truth. I'm selling tin foil hats on Ebay and Etsy like crazy.
11-30-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,255
Posted By blacknbluebikes

check out the garmin 130 Plus. you sound like...

check out the garmin 130 Plus. you sound like that might fit. I've been very happy with it and the "plus" model has significant upgrades. and, fyi, garmin connect is the full application platform,...
11-19-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,589
Posted By blacknbluebikes

" I liked it a lot better around here when you...

" I liked it a lot better around here when you guys had nothing to do and were having trouble making payroll. Now you have a lot of work and money going into the cash register, which really sucks. "
11-16-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,716
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Social media is for bikes and beer. Beyond that...

Social media is for bikes and beer. Beyond that lies madness.
11-16-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,307
Posted By blacknbluebikes

If I sent something like that to my sister, it...

If I sent something like that to my sister, it would go right in the garbage. Maybe she's interested in bottom bracket alternatives, but I'm gonna go out on a limb here and .. ah... no.
It goes...
11-13-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By blacknbluebikes

or a cervelo p2k

or a cervelo p2k
Forum: Foo
11-13-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,000
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I'd get thrown off the forum.

I'd get thrown off the forum.
11-12-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 8,642
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Hey, kids, look carefully. You can now see...

Hey, kids, look carefully. You can now see Darwinism in action! (May be prohibited by your local scool board, but take a guilty peep). Here we get to see our ex-friend, Mother Nature (cancel,...
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