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04-19-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 818
Posted By Reflector Guy

Plenty of time to charge the camera; we'll want...

Plenty of time to charge the camera; we'll want to see some pictures! :giver:
04-18-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 555
Posted By Reflector Guy

I saw "entry level" in the thread title and...

I saw "entry level" in the thread title and assumed it would be a question about a Kent bicycle.... GMC Denali, etc.

On a Giant (any Giant) I don't think I'd upgrade the cables unless they're...
04-16-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Reflector Guy

Hmmmm, interesting. I clicked on the thread...

Hmmmm, interesting. I clicked on the thread assuming you meant to type "Giordano", one of the bike brands available on Amazon. But no, it clearly is spelled with an "A".
04-15-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,255
Posted By Reflector Guy

And 12,000 feet of climbing...

And 12,000 feet of climbing...
04-15-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,255
Posted By Reflector Guy

Makes a good rack to hang clothes on!

Makes a good rack to hang clothes on!
04-15-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 818
Posted By Reflector Guy

It's an offer you can't afford to pass up!

It's an offer you can't afford to pass up!
04-15-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 818
Posted By Reflector Guy

Should have bought two bikes..... They'd have...

Should have bought two bikes..... They'd have given you twice the discount!
04-15-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 816
Posted By Reflector Guy

Through waist-deep snow also. Like when we were...

Through waist-deep snow also. Like when we were kids walking to school.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,117
Posted By Reflector Guy

Only if that person asks for our thoughts on...

Only if that person asks for our thoughts on their bike. You know, sort of like how the thread title here asked.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,117
Posted By Reflector Guy

Another bad example. We're not recommending...

Another bad example. We're not recommending Ferraris and Bugattis for you; we're recommending modest cars of known good quality in place of the Yugo you've got your heart set on. I mean, the three...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,117
Posted By Reflector Guy

There is a difference. The crappy bike won't get...

There is a difference. The crappy bike won't get hurt feelings and suffer a lifetime of self-esteem issues if someone calls it a crappy bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,645
Posted By Reflector Guy

On the other hand, it might be more useful to...

On the other hand, it might be more useful to make it a Sticky.
04-13-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 867
Posted By Reflector Guy

I gouged my legs with the pins on my pedals once....

I gouged my legs with the pins on my pedals once. Once.

I've been more careful ever since. Problem solved.
04-13-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,250
Posted By Reflector Guy

I bet they rode in your draft all the way up and...

I bet they rode in your draft all the way up and down the mountain. Until you dropped them, that is. ;)
04-13-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Reflector Guy

Interesting! I also have had better luck with the...

Interesting! I also have had better luck with the Clear Eyes drops than with the others but never realized there was an actual reason for it. That is good to know!

Apparently I have Rosacae and...
04-12-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,250
Posted By Reflector Guy

The slowest guy would be leading a mile-long...

The slowest guy would be leading a mile-long parade of slow-moving bikes, all of them too timid to pass for fear of hurting someone else's feelings.

It's a little like when you see a family of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,117
Posted By Reflector Guy

That's a lot of weight to drop. What are you...

That's a lot of weight to drop. What are you going to do, replace everything with carbon? Carbon seatposts and handlebars and forks and stems will quickly add up to lots of money and won't remove...
04-12-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,250
Posted By Reflector Guy

It is also possible the other guy is just about...

It is also possible the other guy is just about worn out from a 100-mile ride and his knees are starting to ache and he is hoping to limp home before he collapses from exhaustion. He really won't...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,117
Posted By Reflector Guy

I was checking out the Eurobike on Amazon and...

I was checking out the Eurobike on Amazon and came across this gem.... The "Mr. Tool" mountain bike:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,117
Posted By Reflector Guy

This, exactly. The Eurobike seatpost might be...

This, exactly. The Eurobike seatpost might be some sort of proprietary item and with my luck, I'd buy one and find out the hard way I couldn't even swap saddles on it, or some such nonsense.

I...
04-12-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,250
Posted By Reflector Guy

You'll need to be more specific. I read...

You'll need to be more specific. I read somewhere recently that anything less than 19 is a waste of time.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,117
Posted By Reflector Guy

Have you seen the one with the three-spoke mag...

Have you seen the one with the three-spoke mag wheels? Might want to keep that one in consideration also.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,117
Posted By Reflector Guy

How much of its looks are because of the...

How much of its looks are because of the overabundance of graphics? You could probably come out ahead by buying a more-modest looking bike of better quality, and then slap on a whole sheet of vinyl...
04-11-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By Reflector Guy

Same here too; most trails are hardpacked FA6...

Same here too; most trails are hardpacked FA6 limestone screenings and are smooth and fast. I've always used road tires on them.

The exception comes in February or March when the snow melts (or...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,645
Posted By Reflector Guy

The $2 off coupon tips it in for me. I MUST have...

The $2 off coupon tips it in for me. I MUST have one!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Reflector Guy

Can you get the specs on each drivetrain from the...

Can you get the specs on each drivetrain from the bike manufacturer's website? If nothing else, you might be able to discover where the lesser bike might have skipped a gear or a couple of gears vs....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By Reflector Guy

Maybe it's just the camera angle, but that...

Maybe it's just the camera angle, but that handlebar looks extra wide. Can you shorten it by a few inches on each side? That would save a little weight.
04-08-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,645
Posted By Reflector Guy

Yikes, what are they building? Giant antennas or...

Yikes, what are they building? Giant antennas or something? We have a variety here at the office (for checking bolted connections in buildings) but I think the biggest one goes to "only" 1000 ft/lbs....
04-07-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,553
Posted By Reflector Guy

I am continually amazed by the large number of...

I am continually amazed by the large number of abandoned bikes there are around me. Some eventually disappear after several months but others stick around for years. I've had my eye on a pair of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By Reflector Guy

189cm = 6'2"..... You might be OK.

189cm = 6'2"..... You might be OK.
04-06-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 817
Posted By Reflector Guy

Only if its one of those places "where they serve...

Only if its one of those places "where they serve hard drinks for men who want to get drunk fast!"
04-06-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,590
Posted By Reflector Guy

We already examined this topic seven ways to...

We already examined this topic seven ways to Sunday.... https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1223428-buying-dutch-style-bike-us.html
04-06-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,821
Posted By Reflector Guy

Celeste green; black lettering. Bianchi has...

Celeste green; black lettering.

Bianchi has a few 2021 models with silver (or chrome?) lettering, which I am not a fan of. Obviously they should have checked with me beforehand!
04-06-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,553
Posted By Reflector Guy

How about the Mazda 6 for 25K, like the others I...

How about the Mazda 6 for 25K, like the others I mentioned earlier (Camry, Accord, Malibu, etc)?

You're right, though, everyone has a different idea about what is a decent car, but I think for...
04-06-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Reflector Guy

I wouldn't worry too much.... One to three weeks...

I wouldn't worry too much.... One to three weeks isn't terribly infrequent, unless you're in a really wet area or some other extreme weather.

I think of "infrequent" as the being like my dad who...
04-06-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 487
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'd say biking is my #1 exercise activity, since...

I'd say biking is my #1 exercise activity, since I don't run, hike, lift weights, etc, etc.... But I have many other outdoor interests to compete for my free time too.
04-05-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,395
Posted By Reflector Guy

I thought the jersey pockets were for Grey Poupon?

I thought the jersey pockets were for Grey Poupon?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By Reflector Guy

Hmmm, I liked the old font better. This one,...

Hmmm, I liked the old font better. This one, particularly in matte black with the gold lettering, reminds me of those new carbon bikes available online from Walmart (whose name escapes me at the...
04-05-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,395
Posted By Reflector Guy

That's where mine stays. Or sometimes in the car.

That's where mine stays. Or sometimes in the car.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 954
Posted By Reflector Guy

Back when I used to work outdoors I knew one guy...

Back when I used to work outdoors I knew one guy who sprayed it on his hands to keep them from getting chapped. I never tested it to see if it worked; I'll just have to take the guy's word for it.
...
04-05-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,988
Posted By Reflector Guy

No reflectors either.... :(

No reflectors either.... :(
04-02-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,159
Posted By Reflector Guy

I thought maybe it was named after the famous...

I thought maybe it was named after the famous inventor, Al Youminium... :eek:
04-02-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,159
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'd include myself in that category. I might...

I'd include myself in that category. I might call it a saddle if I think about it ahead of time and remember, but otherwise I'm fine with "seat".
04-02-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,159
Posted By Reflector Guy

Lots of shops have the word in their name - Mill...

Lots of shops have the word in their name - Mill Race Cyclery is a big one in my area - but you're right, no one uses the word as a generic term.

For example: "I'm taking my bike over to the...
04-01-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,553
Posted By Reflector Guy

Depends on your definition of "a decent car". ...

Depends on your definition of "a decent car". Chevy Malibu, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima.... All start between 22K and 25K.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2,882
Views: 363,010
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'm on the fence about smoking.... But I'll...

I'm on the fence about smoking.... But I'll eventually come around to being glad I never tried it.
03-31-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,621
Posted By Reflector Guy

I need to find a long, sustained downhill road...

I need to find a long, sustained downhill road that I can ride on for an entire hour. Now THAT will become an average MPH benchmark that will be tough to topple!

In all seriousness, my bike...
03-31-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,863
Posted By Reflector Guy

Walmart can sell a bike for $129 and be happy...

Walmart can sell a bike for $129 and be happy with the two cents (or whatever) profit they make on it because they make up for it in volume; not just bikes but the countless other items the bike...
03-31-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,065
Posted By Reflector Guy

Is this a real question? You pressed most of our...

Is this a real question? You pressed most of our buttons, but forgot to ask about chain lube, or if a courtesy wave should be offered first or not.

EDIT: You guys beat me to it...
03-30-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,288
Posted By Reflector Guy

Those do look like good reflectors. I approve!

Those do look like good reflectors. I approve!
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