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10-20-19, 05:07 PM
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Posted By livedarklions

I finally figured out what the real issue is --at...

I finally figured out what the real issue is --at least two of the posters here can't master using the hoods properly, have problems keeping a grip, can't work the brake levers with their weak puny...
10-20-19, 02:34 AM
Replies: 695
Views: 40,291
Posted By livedarklions

This is just a string of such stupid statements,...

This is just a string of such stupid statements, I'm in awe.
First, I carefully distinguished between riding the drops vs. riding the hooks, and said that the worst position for emergency braking is...
10-19-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 695
Views: 40,291
Posted By livedarklions

cyccommute beat me to the punch on tearing this...

cyccommute beat me to the punch on tearing this list apart, t but here's two additional points- emergency braking is actually a better argument against riding the actual drops and sticking to the...
10-19-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 695
Views: 40,291
Posted By livedarklions

Well, given those quotes were several hundred...

Well, given those quotes were several hundred posts and a few weeks ago, I was pretty sure he's referring to himself and others as experts.

My argument with him has nothing to do with the proper...
10-18-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,378
Posted By livedarklions

Troll's victory cry.

Troll's victory cry.
10-18-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,126
Posted By livedarklions

I definitely get more flats in the fall, leaves...

I definitely get more flats in the fall, leaves hide a lot of tire hazards.
10-18-19, 04:41 PM
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Views: 40,291
Posted By livedarklions

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/492x394/41aa_z2i4pl_ac__e69ad88c216a09047d9f714408f17206e80b6f69.jpg

Something like this set-up, right?
10-18-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 695
Views: 40,291
Posted By livedarklions

You left out "self-appointed" twice. Hope that...

You left out "self-appointed" twice. Hope that helps.
10-18-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 20,549
Posted By livedarklions

I don't like the term, but there are situations...

I don't like the term, but there are situations where this courtesy is actually worse than unhelpful. People doing it sometimes don't realize they're actually cutting off a line of sight on another...
10-18-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 20,549
Posted By livedarklions

I try to wave or salute or whatever when someone...

I try to wave or salute or whatever when someone does this, and I definitely try to remember it so I don't get all bent out of shape the next time someone is nasty to me. I think there's about 10...
10-18-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,146
Posted By livedarklions

Never actually got the details on the crash and I...

Never actually got the details on the crash and I now see it was coincidence that I first saw the Burma Shave signs right after it, thanks for the info. I'm having a hard time imagining clipping...
10-18-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,321
Posted By livedarklions

With a bathroom and water fountain. Their...

With a bathroom and water fountain.

Their main function for me now is as a pit stop when I'm riding in the boonies.
10-18-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,321
Posted By livedarklions

I am now convinced that I'm just having bad luck...

I am now convinced that I'm just having bad luck in my choice of Walmarts. I always seem to get the rackless ones.
10-18-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,384
Posted By livedarklions

I've never had a properly lubed chain rust, but...

I've never had a properly lubed chain rust, but I've never stored my bikes outside. Serious question--is an anti-rust chain a real thing?

I know OP doesn't want to hear this, but I'm afraid I...
10-18-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,126
Posted By livedarklions

No doubt he's quirky but, for what it's worth, I...

No doubt he's quirky but, for what it's worth, I like him. If someone is playing a role, at least they're making it interesting.

I think there's a lot of ignorant assumptions about homeless...
10-18-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,126
Posted By livedarklions

You know you just told a moderator that it's not...

You know you just told a moderator that it's not his job to police content? :foo:

And I call BS on the "he doesn't want help" comment. He's thanked several people for the help they've given him.
10-18-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,146
Posted By livedarklions

Thanks! I was confused by your previous post,...

Thanks! I was confused by your previous post, and this explains it all very nicely. I have to say, though, that I think this sign isn't much of a head scratcher, and is a better approach than the...
10-18-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,146
Posted By livedarklions

In fairness, though, you wouldn't necessarily...

In fairness, though, you wouldn't necessarily know who they were trying to reassure with what are essentially "go slow here" signs because they would probably be people who were too nervous to use...
10-17-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 20,549
Posted By livedarklions

Almost every time I get honked at, I am riding...

Almost every time I get honked at, I am riding perfectly legally and FRAP, not even in the driver's way. The other times, it's usually because drivers don't understand what bicyclists are supposed...
10-17-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,146
Posted By livedarklions

They put up a bunch of signs about using...

They put up a bunch of signs about using appropriate speeds on the Minuteman after a rider got killed in a head on with another cyclist. I think this is pretty innocuous, and actually gives cyclists...
10-17-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,126
Posted By livedarklions

I didn't say he was a completely reliable...

I didn't say he was a completely reliable narrator, but if you look at the end of that chain thread and some of the back and forth conversation we're having on the other threads where he really seems...
10-17-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,028
Posted By livedarklions

Standing and pedalling on the uphills and even in...

Standing and pedalling on the uphills and even in the flats is also good. Definitely my go-to move if I'm accelerating from zero, like at a traffic light. Anything just to move around periodically....
10-17-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,028
Posted By livedarklions

I've ridden 168 mile rides in that boxer/shorts...

I've ridden 168 mile rides in that boxer/shorts combo without any ill effect.

Not everyone needs "cycling" clothes.
10-17-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By livedarklions

On a MUP, I always announce my passes verbally. ...

On a MUP, I always announce my passes verbally. Can I win a No-Bell Prize?
10-17-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By livedarklions

I know this isn't the point of your really...

I know this isn't the point of your really touching story, but somewhere in my brain is a part that recognizes only Raleigh 3 speeds as "real" bikes. I haven't ridden one in 30 years but what a...
10-17-19, 11:18 AM
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Views: 40,291
Posted By livedarklions

This cannot end well.

This cannot end well.
10-17-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,384
Posted By livedarklions

You'll definitely do better with treaded fatter...

You'll definitely do better with treaded fatter tires than with 25mm tires. Do not put slicks on the mountain bike, those are awful in winter conditions.

Nothing works really well on ice, so...
10-17-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,126
Posted By livedarklions

Sorry, but I really do think this guy is for...

Sorry, but I really do think this guy is for real, and I would feel a lot worse about falsely accusing a homeless person of trolling than getting fooled by one really elaborate pointless hoax.
10-16-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 965
Posted By livedarklions

Maybe he could park it on an exoplanet.

Maybe he could park it on an exoplanet.
10-16-19, 09:55 PM
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Views: 40,291
Posted By livedarklions

Fair enough.

Fair enough.
10-16-19, 02:39 PM
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Views: 40,291
Posted By livedarklions

I'm comfortable and fast on both, and I think I'm...

I'm comfortable and fast on both, and I think I'm quite safe on both as well. What I'm objecting to is telling people who find one and not the other comfortable that there is something wrong or...
10-16-19, 02:30 PM
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Views: 40,291
Posted By livedarklions

And mountain bikes suck on the road. I made...

And mountain bikes suck on the road.

I made the claim, and I've done centuries on flat bar bikes I've been told couldn't be used in that way. You said that city bikes are designed only for slow...
10-16-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 695
Views: 40,291
Posted By livedarklions

Great, nice looking bike. I ride some pretty...

Great, nice looking bike. I ride some pretty damn steep descents on my FX3, and can haul groceries. I've also ridden my FX3 168 road miles in one day, and I passed a lot of riders on drop bars. ...
10-16-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 695
Views: 40,291
Posted By livedarklions

Again, you go off on a "it's not for racing so...

Again, you go off on a "it's not for racing so it's not safe and/or serious" tangent.

Quit posting in General Cycling if you can't figure out how irrelevant that point is.

Try carrying home a...
10-16-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 24,210
Posted By livedarklions

Oh God, not that. I'd take the Cliff's Notes...

Oh God, not that.

I'd take the Cliff's Notes version.
10-16-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 695
Views: 40,291
Posted By livedarklions

No, they are designed for adaptability. That's...

No, they are designed for adaptability. That's the point of them.

You look at the world through racing-colored glasses.
10-16-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,126
Posted By livedarklions

I remember about 20 years ago when I decided it's...

I remember about 20 years ago when I decided it's no longer worth it to ever call technical support because there'd be about 15 minutes of that kind of question before they'd figure out I actually...
10-16-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 695
Views: 40,291
Posted By livedarklions

Slow compared to what? I see people who regularly...

Slow compared to what? I see people who regularly ride them in the 20 mph range, and I ride my FX3 a bit faster. Drop bars really don't offer a lot of advantage in a trafficked urban area. Upright...
10-16-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,028
Posted By livedarklions

Well, the last part is kind of easy--try setting...

Well, the last part is kind of easy--try setting the rear gear at a smaller (higher number) gear, you'll spin less and get more feet per spin. The trade-off is it's a little harder to pedal every...
10-16-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 695
Views: 40,291
Posted By livedarklions

There's a lot of ground between those two...

There's a lot of ground between those two extremes. I can ride well into the 20s on the hoods, and do it a lot during very long rides. Staying on the drops for more than, say, 20 miles...
10-16-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,497
Posted By livedarklions

He doesn't break his finger when he sits on it.

He doesn't break his finger when he sits on it.
10-16-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 522
Posted By livedarklions

Generally cheaper to buy a complete bike as the...

Generally cheaper to buy a complete bike as the components by themselves are higher priced. Shimano, for example, is notorious for jacking up the retail prices of the components.
10-16-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,047
Posted By livedarklions

Someday I might try biking in bike shorts. I...

Someday I might try biking in bike shorts.

I have not been tempted to swim in cargo pants.
10-16-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,339
Posted By livedarklions

I also think they quiet the horns.

I also think they quiet the horns.
10-16-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,321
Posted By livedarklions

I'm impressed you found three Walmarts with...

I'm impressed you found three Walmarts with racks. I confess that the vast majority of times I've ridden to Walmarts have been in New Hampshire, and I've had to get very creative with finding places...
10-16-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 695
Views: 40,291
Posted By livedarklions

Oh, I see the word "driving" and I think of a...

Oh, I see the word "driving" and I think of a more passive approach like driving one's car.
10-16-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,126
Posted By livedarklions

Completely disagree. He came around to...

Completely disagree.

He came around to reason at the end of the other thread, trolls don't do that.

He's learning a lot really quickly while in a bad circumstance, and wants to talk about it.
10-16-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,321
Posted By livedarklions

My observations are that a fairly large number of...

My observations are that a fairly large number of the people who work in such places ride their bikes to work if they have a place to put them. From what I've seen in New England, there are almost...
10-16-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,716
Posted By livedarklions

Impact is both the biggest advantage and...

Impact is both the biggest advantage and disadvantage of running. I have to do resistance training for bone density because my feet and ankles are destroyed by high impact. There's good reasons why...
10-16-19, 04:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By livedarklions

They're definitely the same store, btw, same...

They're definitely the same store, btw, same contact number.
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