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06-30-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,522
Posted By noimagination

After a ride, slowed to a stop, unclipped. While...

After a ride, slowed to a stop, unclipped. While still straddling the top tube (clicking through cycle computer screens), a catbird alit (alighted? hmmm) upon my handlebars. Gave me the eye, flew...
06-30-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,886
Posted By noimagination

Riding flats around town, for short distances -...

Riding flats around town, for short distances - fine.
Flats on a multi-hour ride at 90+ cadence? No thanks.
I tried using flats on our tandem while I was getting used to it. Hated it. Sore under...
06-30-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,886
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...
06-23-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
Posted By noimagination

It's not often you get views like that with a...

It's not often you get views like that with a nice smooth road surface.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,361
Posted By noimagination

Not really. If you get enough bikes running over...

Not really. If you get enough bikes running over enough sticks, eventually something weird will happen. This poor guy just happened to be the unlucky one.

Your comment is amusing, coming from...
06-22-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 61,596
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.
-...
06-22-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,636
Posted By noimagination

Pump. I get, what, a couple/three/four...

Pump.

I get, what, a couple/three/four flats a year (one so far this year), so carrying two forms of inflation, plus the waste associated with CO2 (mt cartridges) does not justify the convenience...
06-18-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,840
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, 12:17 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,594
Posted By noimagination

For me, I'd say 5000-ish mi, or about a year. ...

For me, I'd say 5000-ish mi, or about a year. I'm not an athlete, I'm just a very (very, very) ordinary schlub. I've had a repetitive motion injury from riding (knee tendonitis, not very serious,...
06-18-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,594
Posted By noimagination

Comments above.

Comments above.
06-18-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,594
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
06-04-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,693
Posted By noimagination

Yeah, I was just a kid, so the bike I had I took...

Yeah, I was just a kid, so the bike I had I took on whatever I wanted to ride - gravel, pavement, dirt paths, grassy hills, what have you. It was your basic, generic Monkey Wards single speed bike...
06-04-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By noimagination

I'm confused. In your post title, you ask for...

I'm confused. In your post title, you ask for advice on orthotics, but in the post you ask for advice regarding how to alleviate pain with no mention of orthotics.

My advice would be to consult...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,693
Posted By noimagination

When I was a young lad, the main streets in town...

When I was a young lad, the main streets in town were paved, but the side streets were gravel. The U.S. and state highways were paved, but most of the county routes, National Forest roads and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,693
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: 84
Views: 4,224
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: 5,305
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, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By noimagination

Lessee if this works .... ...

Lessee if this works ....

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/171649-campagnolo-frame-2.html
05-26-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,456
Posted By noimagination

Riders consistently underestimate the level of...

Riders consistently underestimate the level of effort needed to significantly increase speed. An increase of 1 mph over a 2 hr ride (for example) is a HUGE increase in effort, and is probably beyond...
05-26-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,413
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: 1,338
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...
05-19-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By noimagination

Well, it says "The companies based in Canada..." ...

Well, it says "The companies based in Canada..."
Which seems, by their lights, to include Cannondale ("Connecticut based Cannondale ... is owned by Canadian company Dorel Industries which is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,480
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: 9,480
Posted By noimagination

OP has evidently just discovered that jerks exist.

OP has evidently just discovered that jerks exist.
05-14-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,589
Posted By noimagination

Besides being (technically) illegal, riding...

Besides being (technically) illegal, riding against traffic is effing stupid in most circumstances.

At every intersection, driveway, cross walk, etc. - which way are drivers and pedestrians...
05-14-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,223
Posted By noimagination

It seems to me that you're talking about...

It seems to me that you're talking about something that never existed on a large scale.

LBSs have always offered a limited range of bikes, concentrating on a few brands. I'm not a small business...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,940
Posted By noimagination

For road rides too long for 3 water bottles (two...

For road rides too long for 3 water bottles (two in cages and one in center jersey pocket), I have no problem with using a Camelback.

The contention that it is "too uncomfortable" is nonsense. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,361
Posted By noimagination

Hmmm. I have EEE feet, and I love my Sidi Megas...

Hmmm. I have EEE feet, and I love my Sidi Megas (Genius ... 5? I think?).
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,361
Posted By noimagination

Agreed, the danger of falling over clipped in is...

Agreed, the danger of falling over clipped in is way overblown. Even if you do fall over, you're slowed nearly to a stop anyway so the biggest injury is to your dignity.

Use locktite on cleat...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,829
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, 01:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,337
Posted By noimagination

In your original post, you said "This style is...

In your original post, you said "This style is even worse! There's 2 cables to pull and adjust." And the picture just below seems to show the cable running from the brake lever, and the cable from...
04-29-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By noimagination

Nice! Cheap, convenient, effective, unobtrusive....

Nice! Cheap, convenient, effective, unobtrusive. I like it.

Low bee density around here, so I've only been stung on the head once, when a bee got trapped between a helmet strap and my face just...
04-29-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,337
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: 1,031
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...
04-22-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,918
Posted By noimagination

"Ride hard" being code for not riding under...

"Ride hard" being code for not riding under control? Different issue. Because I've had chains slip under load, and unclipped while pulling up on the pedals, and those haven't caused crashes.
...
04-22-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,758
Posted By noimagination

What??? Derailleurs are not weight...

What???

Derailleurs are not weight bearing, so I'm not sure what one's weight has to do with their usability or durability. Cycommute addressed this - the derailleur likely got pulled into the...
04-17-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,918
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...
04-17-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By noimagination

(Me pulling a number out of my rear...) 98%...

(Me pulling a number out of my rear...)

98% of saddle problems have nothing to do with the saddle. They are due to either (a) lack of fitness; or (b) poor saddle position (height, tilt, fore/aft)...
04-15-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By noimagination

Good point (and also smashndash post immediately...

Good point (and also smashndash post immediately below MAK's post). Have you tried consulting a podiatrist? A good one can often help provide another perspective that might lead to a solution.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 817
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...
04-14-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By noimagination

About 0.2? If you don't count stopping at...

About 0.2? If you don't count stopping at lights, of course.

(Longer rides normally include stops for, at least, replenishing water bottles.)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
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: 704
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...
04-13-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,995
Posted By noimagination

Have you ever walked around Brussels? The cycle...

Have you ever walked around Brussels? The cycle path is literally a couple of painted lines on the pedestrian sidewalk. During commuting times in particular, but all of the time in actuality,...
04-13-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By noimagination

That is a Landshark headbadge, but it is in a...

That is a Landshark headbadge, but it is in a very odd location. It looks like a softride frame. Maybe repainted at some time and the Landshark headbadge added for some weird reason? Who knows?
04-09-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,995
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: 3,697
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, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 973
Posted By noimagination

Completely agree. Fit is an empirical...

Completely agree.

Fit is an empirical process, never trust anyone who says "this is how it should be" and who ignores feedback - everyone is different. Fit can change over time, due to changes in...
04-08-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 973
Posted By noimagination

I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. ...

I guess we'll have to agree to disagree.


When getting your butt used to long periods of time in the saddle, I'm sorry, but there is just no getting around the fact that there can be some pain,...
04-08-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 973
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...
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