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Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,502
Posted By GuitarBob

Just in case you're new to this foolishness, keep...

Just in case you're new to this foolishness, keep in mind that cycling clothes are designed to fit well when hunched over on the bike, not standing bolt upright. The classic line is indeed a more...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 18,026
Posted By GuitarBob

I like having a reason to chase them -- it always...

I like having a reason to chase them -- it always encourages me to go harder than I was before I saw them. Taking up a chase after someone I don't know on an analog bike seems lame, but I have no...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 18,026
Posted By GuitarBob

Indeed! My first motorcycle, that.

Indeed! My first motorcycle, that.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,398
Posted By GuitarBob

I agree so far as the black one (more art than...

I agree so far as the black one (more art than bike), but not the white one -- at least not completely. Sure, some artistic embellishments there, but looks like it would be functional for a flexible...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,398
Posted By GuitarBob

I'd be nervous to ride the black one, but I dig...

I'd be nervous to ride the black one, but I dig them both -- thanks for posting.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Posted By GuitarBob

I've got a collection of different jackets, but...

I've got a collection of different jackets, but if I were buying now, I'd get one made of Gore-tex Shakedry. Tiny, waterproof, and breathable but not inexpensive. That said, I see it as a heck of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By GuitarBob

I'd ride it too. As the tires wears it'll get...

I'd ride it too. As the tires wears it'll get even better ;).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,105
Posted By GuitarBob

Not to disrupt the conversation, but the original...

Not to disrupt the conversation, but the original post was made in 2012. Hopefully he's chosen by now. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,852
Posted By GuitarBob

I think I misunderstood your note -- you are...

I think I misunderstood your note -- you are considering differences between 10 and 11 speeds and I thought you were considering different gear ratios. You can get a bunch of cassettes with both 10...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,852
Posted By GuitarBob

Cassettes are easy to change and are considered...

Cassettes are easy to change and are considered wear items, so don't choose a bike or a groupset based on the cassette -- the LBS might even change swap the one that comes standard on the bike for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By GuitarBob

Poli recounting that day -- a good read. ...

Poli recounting that day -- a good read.

https://www.velonews.com/2016/07/news/eros-poli-recounts-surprise-1994-ventoux-victory_414652
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,852
Posted By GuitarBob

Seems like you've got a pretty good bead on...

Seems like you've got a pretty good bead on things. Ride your hybrid until you can't stand it any more (smile), then find a shop that will set you up for a 20-30 minute test ride on a road bike with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,489
Posted By GuitarBob

Congratulations on the new bike. Lower gearing...

Congratulations on the new bike. Lower gearing for challenging climbs gives you options -- so you can find what's right for you on that day, on that climb, on that km. Good going.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 896
Posted By GuitarBob

I've only ridden around Bozeman a few times, but...

I've only ridden around Bozeman a few times, but I have ridden Kelly Canyon. You can connect Kelly to Jackson Creek, which I thought was lovely, modest (3-5% over 4 miles, tips up a little near the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,425
Posted By GuitarBob

Happy New Bike Day! Congratulations :)

Happy New Bike Day! Congratulations :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 896
Posted By GuitarBob

If you're thinking of rides from town, the road...

If you're thinking of rides from town, the road up to Hyalite reservoir is one you should consider. The road is narrow in spots but usually not busy; I found the drivers to be pretty well behaved. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 896
Posted By GuitarBob

Bozeman isn't a destination for road bikes,...

Bozeman isn't a destination for road bikes, though it has some pretty decent cycling. You'd have no problem renting skis or a mtb!

Did you try Owen House? It's right downtown....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,425
Posted By GuitarBob

The bikes are different enough that I bet you'll...

The bikes are different enough that I bet you'll have no trouble decide which you prefer. If it's the Roubaix, I wouldn't worry that it's a few years old -- it's a great bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 20,285
Posted By GuitarBob

That seems fair, as stuffing a motor in a bike...

That seems fair, as stuffing a motor in a bike changes what people can do with them, for sure. For those of us who consider the bike as an important part of our lives, we're bound to like some of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 20,285
Posted By GuitarBob

Me without a motor and an older woman on an eBike...

Me without a motor and an older woman on an eBike with a 250w motor was a pretty fair fight, and that's the thing -- it made it fun for both of us. So far as cars, I get passed by them all the time...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 20,285
Posted By GuitarBob

Just for fun. This 70-yr old woman rode a bike...

Just for fun. This 70-yr old woman rode a bike up a big hill because that's what she wanted to do -- which I think is fabulous. And when this lycra-wearing roadie was busting his ass to come around...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 20,285
Posted By GuitarBob

'Serious' enthusiasts, like most of us I suspect,...

'Serious' enthusiasts, like most of us I suspect, are not going to buy an eBike for regular road rides. The folks I see on them are a whole 'nuther species.

I wasn't sure what to think of them at...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,205
Posted By GuitarBob

It would be nice if those in the business avoided...

It would be nice if those in the business avoided overt spoilers, but it's probably too much to expect.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,916
Posted By GuitarBob

No one is suggesting the public pay for expensive...

No one is suggesting the public pay for expensive toys.

I see the issue as a matter of the value we each place on community and the greater good, and where we draw those boundaries. As one of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By GuitarBob

I understand being colored by your recent (lousy)...

I understand being colored by your recent (lousy) experience, but I'd say that was an anomaly. All respectable frames built by reputable makers, regardless of the material, are designed to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,448
Posted By GuitarBob

I remove it. If you look closely, the cellophane...

I remove it. If you look closely, the cellophane is cut or sliced in the center, so if you flex the tube there you can get a fingernail under the cellophane and remove it from center to edge with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,448
Posted By GuitarBob

A wrap or two of electrical tape at the base of...

A wrap or two of electrical tape at the base of the value should fix that right up.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,448
Posted By GuitarBob

For me, yes. Some of my tubes have 4 or 5 patches...

For me, yes. Some of my tubes have 4 or 5 patches and they still work perfectly.

I live and ride in the land of thorns, so I flat all too regularly. I collect the tubes and patch them in a batch...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 81,943
Posted By GuitarBob

Seems that delivery will require a signature, so...

Seems that delivery will require a signature, so they want to be sure someone is there to receive the package and sign.

I've never had a shipper return a package after missing a signature on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,797
Posted By GuitarBob

I'll second one of the models made from Gore-Tex...

I'll second one of the models made from Gore-Tex Shake Dry. Crazy light, packable, breathable, windproof, and waterproof.

I don't own one because I already own 3 or 4 other jackets that I'd have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,970
Posted By GuitarBob

I like Skratch Labs too, although I run a bit...

I like Skratch Labs too, although I run a bit lighter dosage that the recipe. On long rides, I sometimes carry a few Nuun tablets given their convenience.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,377
Posted By GuitarBob

I think most people, roadies included, like being...

I think most people, roadies included, like being helpful, sharing what they think might be useful to someone. But offering unsolicited advice to someone who is already pretty darned capable and has...
06-21-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,568
Posted By GuitarBob

You guys are cracking me up -- keep it up! :)

You guys are cracking me up -- keep it up! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,432
Posted By GuitarBob

You're on the steep part of the learning curve --...

You're on the steep part of the learning curve -- you'll be a pro in no time! Good on ya.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By GuitarBob

My guess is that there would not be a predictable...

My guess is that there would not be a predictable relationship -- that is, the result would vary by brand/model because in reality, even though they are spec'd as 23s or 25s, they all measure...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,735
Posted By GuitarBob

It's only a bug that shows up in a Garmin thread,...

It's only a bug that shows up in a Garmin thread, naturally ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,027
Posted By GuitarBob

Huh, that's interesting.

Huh, that's interesting.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By GuitarBob

I'd say that's a good deal, so long as it fits...

I'd say that's a good deal, so long as it fits you.

https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/SearchListingDetail.aspx?id=3061308&make=672&model=79002
06-12-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,902
Posted By GuitarBob

Bummer for him and his team, for sure. He seems...

Bummer for him and his team, for sure. He seems like a pretty reasonable guy, but his racing style is just really boring to watch...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,567
Posted By GuitarBob

I'll second that for Tucson. In fact, I just...

I'll second that for Tucson. In fact, I just replaced a set of tires that woodcraft could probably use for another 1,000 miles. Of course, I hate doing that, but after a succession of flats, they...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 28,757
Posted By GuitarBob

Fair enough.

Fair enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 28,757
Posted By GuitarBob

To be clear, you're disagreeing because you...

To be clear, you're disagreeing because you consider hydraulic disc and mechanical rim brakes the same so far as servicing? If I have that right, then yes, we disagree.

As I said above, I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 28,757
Posted By GuitarBob

I imagine that oldbear63 knew that he was...

I imagine that oldbear63 knew that he was responsible for screwing the pooch. I imagine his point was that it's a good bit harder to royally screw up when adjusting rim brakes than hydraulic disc...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 81,943
Posted By GuitarBob

For me, it would be the wheels from the major...

For me, it would be the wheels from the major manufacturer, provided they are in great shape. The LB wheels seem like great value for money, but I can't imagine they were designed with the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 13,630
Posted By GuitarBob

I buy fancy jerseys to fuel the smug in those who...

I buy fancy jerseys to fuel the smug in those who don't.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,255
Posted By GuitarBob

If they have a string, they are probably targeted...

If they have a string, they are probably targeted for triathletes, not roadies.

As other have mentioned, you'll inevitably sort out the brands and models that suit you best. For what it's worth,...
06-01-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,073
Posted By GuitarBob

A hilarious and accurate summary of the...

A hilarious and accurate summary of the proceedings. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,065
Posted By GuitarBob

I too would figure out how to fit a larger...

I too would figure out how to fit a larger cassette. I have no interest in grinding a cadence of 30-40 for more than a minute or two... or walking... if I can help it.

One possibility? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,857
Posted By GuitarBob

Me, yesterday. So much shame.

Me, yesterday.

So much shame.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,874
Posted By GuitarBob

That was my thought too. All things considered,...

That was my thought too. All things considered, that was pretty much the ideal fall -- if you're going to have a fall. :)
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