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Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,343
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have been thinking about this ever since it...

I have been thinking about this ever since it happened. This is really gnawing at me. He was such a colorful contributor here. This makes my heart heavy.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,560
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have never done an HC. I have done some Cat 1...

I have never done an HC. I have done some Cat 1 climbs in Colorado, although none of those were in the top 10 most difficult in CO. I stop and take pictures along the way, so I don't know if I can...
07-02-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,886
Posted By Paul Barnard

We well know that everyone on the internet is a...

We well know that everyone on the internet is a model of fitness, efficiency and expertise. Once you get off the internet and get out riding with mere mortals, you don't see as many of the purported...
07-01-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,959
Posted By Paul Barnard

For similar reasons, toss YELP reviews out the...

For similar reasons, toss YELP reviews out the window.
07-01-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,959
Posted By Paul Barnard

I can normally find what I want on ebay much more...

I can normally find what I want on ebay much more easily than I can on Amazon. It could be that I just don't understand Amazon's sorting/filter convention, but I can filter down to just what I want...
06-30-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,886
Posted By Paul Barnard

Do you need to control your bike to the degree...

Do you need to control your bike to the degree these folks do?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idL9cY7x4mA
06-30-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,886
Posted By Paul Barnard

I read all of these pedal threads. I may be an...

I read all of these pedal threads. I may be an oddball in that I use both. My road bike has clipless. My touring bike and my MTB have platforms. My MTB used to have clipless. I had platforms on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 841
Posted By Paul Barnard

Like so many of you I have played saddle roulette...

Like so many of you I have played saddle roulette for most of my riding days. I have tried some of all shapes sized and levels of firmness and cushion. Some have been unbearable. The best I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,343
Posted By Paul Barnard

Oh No. My chest tightened up reading this. All...

Oh No. My chest tightened up reading this. All of us are richer for him sharing his passion for cycling and for his presence here. I appreciate the color he brought to the forum. He was funny,...
06-30-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,886
Posted By Paul Barnard

I recently had that happen to me with clipless. ...

I recently had that happen to me with clipless. I had come to a stop at a stop sign. When I started my standing accelerating, I thought I had clipped in. I hadn't. My foot slid off of the pedal...
06-30-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,893
Posted By Paul Barnard

Quite a bit of creative reading on your part. He...

Quite a bit of creative reading on your part. He never suggested such. Like so many others, he noted that the cyclist
has absolute control over whether or not they get doored.
Forum: Introductions
06-29-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By Paul Barnard

Stone County MS part time here. Welcome. Post...

Stone County MS part time here. Welcome. Post some pics after you hit the 10 post mark.
06-29-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,196
Posted By Paul Barnard

When I pass cyclists I give them the maximum...

When I pass cyclists I give them the maximum practicable cushion. When I get passed, I like the same courtesy. It's not hard.
06-29-20, 04:52 AM
06-27-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have the bike set up and rolling. I got it in...

I have the bike set up and rolling. I got it in the day she left for Colorado, so she hasn't had a chance to ride it. I am taking it out there when I go in two weeks. He first shot at riding it...
06-25-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 961
Posted By Paul Barnard

You obviously have room for improvement.

You obviously have room for improvement.
06-25-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 713
Posted By Paul Barnard

It is likely that both bikes can be adjusted to...

It is likely that both bikes can be adjusted to fit you just fine.
06-25-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have Microshift shifters and/or derailleurs on...

I have Microshift shifters and/or derailleurs on 4 different bikes. I think very highly of them.

OP, it's a toss up. Get the one that gives you the best feeling.
Forum: Introductions
06-25-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Paul Barnard

Welcome to the forum Justin. Once your post...

Welcome to the forum Justin. Once your post count will allow, please share in either General or the Mechanics forums. I love build threads!
06-24-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,305
Posted By Paul Barnard

I just bought my wife an E-bike. I took it for a...

I just bought my wife an E-bike. I took it for a spin today. That thing is a hoot. I didn't get hot headed with anyone. Was your hike free of hot heads?
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,752
Posted By Paul Barnard

Being one who rarely sees change for the better,...

Being one who rarely sees change for the better, I was expecting to dislike the changes. I don't. Brifters, mechanical discs, more stack, I like. I am neutral on TA. I doubt anyone will suffer...
06-24-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,305
Posted By Paul Barnard

How are you doing today PJ?

How are you doing today PJ?
06-23-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 907
Posted By Paul Barnard

There are some very good deals on Cobb Randee...

There are some very good deals on Cobb Randee saddles on Ebay. I have been searching for the ideal saddle for years, and I finally found it in the Randee.
06-23-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By Paul Barnard

https://i.postimg.cc/CKW8PfzN/GUEST-d5bba419-8c7a-...

https://i.postimg.cc/CKW8PfzN/GUEST-d5bba419-8c7a-47e3-aa5d-1b44dda9383a.png (https://postimages.org/)
06-23-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,288
Posted By Paul Barnard

https://i.postimg.cc/CKW8PfzN/GUEST-d5bba419-8c7a-...

https://i.postimg.cc/CKW8PfzN/GUEST-d5bba419-8c7a-47e3-aa5d-1b44dda9383a.png (https://postimages.org/)
06-23-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 6,983
Posted By Paul Barnard

Appeal to him on his terms. He obviously can...

Appeal to him on his terms. He obviously can discern the difference between $500 audio components and $5000 components. Tell him it's like that with bicycles. There is likely a similar kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,358
Posted By Paul Barnard

If it adds expense and complexity, I guess we...

If it adds expense and complexity, I guess we should look for it to become the new standard.
06-22-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,893
Posted By Paul Barnard

I had my facts in order. Your law doesn't deal...

I had my facts in order. Your law doesn't deal with feelings. It deals with reasonable necessity. Many laws are purposefully written with the "reasonably" qualifier. It may seem like an...
06-22-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,893
Posted By Paul Barnard

That is not what your cycling law says.

That is not what your cycling law says.
06-22-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,893
Posted By Paul Barnard

I would not put myself in the position any of...

I would not put myself in the position any of those riders were in.
06-22-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By Paul Barnard

There are advantages and disadvantages to bot. ...

There are advantages and disadvantages to bot. When you put a bike on a rear trunk or hitch mount rack, the bike or bikes effectively become your rear bumper.
06-22-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,636
Posted By Paul Barnard

I carry a small frame mounted pump. It's not a...

I carry a small frame mounted pump. It's not a lot of fun to fully inflate a tire, but it has never failed me. I have never needed help getting rolling again. I have helped others whose CO2 failed...
06-22-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 861
Posted By Paul Barnard

It doesn't really get hot here in the New Orleans...

It doesn't really get hot here in the New Orleans area.
06-18-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have bought bikes I test rode, bikes I never...

I have bought bikes I test rode, bikes I never test rode and frames I built up. My best bike is one I built, my least favorite was the most expensive and one that felt good on a short test ride. ...
06-17-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,469
Posted By Paul Barnard

With shipping this one goes slightly over budget....

With shipping this one goes slightly over budget. It checks all the boxes though and the manufacturer says the XS fits down to 4'11" I think it's a good looking bike as well.
...
06-17-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,469
Posted By Paul Barnard

Good find, and it's kinda in New Orleans Saints...

Good find, and it's kinda in New Orleans Saints colors. It has solid spec as well! TMBrown, what do you think of this one?
06-16-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By Paul Barnard

The hobbies I enjoy most are seeing a surge in...

The hobbies I enjoy most are seeing a surge in participation. Bike shops, kayak shops and gun shops are all running low on inventory.
06-16-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,460
Posted By Paul Barnard

I ended up getting the Lezyne Macro Easy GPS. I...

I ended up getting the Lezyne Macro Easy GPS. I like it just fine. It does everything I need it to do. It feels like a fairly substantial unit. The size is just right. Set up and operation are...
06-16-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By Paul Barnard

Mandatory cyclist law training as part of...

Mandatory cyclist law training as part of driver's ed.
06-14-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By Paul Barnard

This is what I ended up getting her. It had to...

This is what I ended up getting her. It had to be ordered, so we don't have it yet, but at $1800 it seemed like a good deal. I have a short riser stem on the way and may have to get some bars with...
06-14-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,743
Posted By Paul Barnard

What cheap components have you worn out? If you...

What cheap components have you worn out? If you buy an $800 bike, use it for 3 years and sell it for $300, you have lost $500. If you buy a $3000 Carbon bike, use it for 3 years and sell it for...
06-13-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,469
Posted By Paul Barnard

Welcome to the forum fellow New Orleanian! You...

Welcome to the forum fellow New Orleanian! You can get a fantastic bike for $1000. The local dealers don't have much inventory though, so you may have to order online. If you decide to order...
06-13-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,743
Posted By Paul Barnard

Maybe I should use emoticons when I am not being...

Maybe I should use emoticons when I am not being serious.
06-12-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,743
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't begrudge people who ride bikes made out...

I don't begrudge people who ride bikes made out of fishing rods either.
06-12-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,743
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't begrudge those who have to suffer...

I don't begrudge those who have to suffer aluminum frames on account of their limited financial means. I used to be poor too.
06-12-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,294
Posted By Paul Barnard

Common man! Just wait 'til we get a chance to...

Common man! Just wait 'til we get a chance to kick around next weeks hot topic of "Why Don't Pros Fill Their Bikes With Helium?"
06-11-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Paul Barnard

There will be no quality difference in those...

There will be no quality difference in those bikes. The bikes with narrower tires will pedal more easily. The ones with fat tires will soak up bumps a bit better. Go for the one you think looks...
06-11-20, 03:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Paul Barnard

Any of those bikes will be fine. They are all...

Any of those bikes will be fine. They are all similar in build and quality. IF you are going to ride in an area with bad road or you are going to ride offroad you may want the fat tires. The bikes...
06-10-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,243
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have two wheelsets with my Lynskey Backroad. ...

I have two wheelsets with my Lynskey Backroad. It is super easy to swap them out. I do have to loosen the brake calipers, give the brakes a squeeze and while still applying pressure, tighten the...
06-10-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,922
Posted By Paul Barnard

My A-hole of the day award almost always goes to...

My A-hole of the day award almost always goes to a full size GMC/Chevy pickup or SUV driver.
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