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08-08-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 657
Posted By Wileyrat

Thanks for the tip, I never thought of that.

Thanks for the tip, I never thought of that.
Forum: Foo
08-04-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,161
Posted By Wileyrat

So other than 80's Aldo Nova in the background...

So other than 80's Aldo Nova in the background and the costuming, what does straight up 60's music vids have to do with them being better than a Danny MacAskill video?



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08-04-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,227
Posted By Wileyrat

Luddite? I'm not even on facebook.

Luddite? I'm not even on facebook.
08-03-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By Wileyrat

Do as little as possible to make a profit. ...

Do as little as possible to make a profit.

Fwiw, if it were me looking to buy, I'd want it original.
08-02-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 3,532
Posted By Wileyrat

​​​What did millions of cyclists do before cell...

​​​What did millions of cyclists do before cell phones were invented? I rode in the pre cell phone days, and we just rode.
08-02-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,310
Posted By Wileyrat

I spent my first 40 yrs in Seattle, and somehow I...

I spent my first 40 yrs in Seattle, and somehow I managed to never end up in a ditch because of wet or muddy wheels and brakes.

You ride in that environment, you learn how to avoid that problem....
08-02-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 3,532
Posted By Wileyrat

I tell my wife where I'm going and when I should...

I tell my wife where I'm going and when I should be back, whether I have phone service or not.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,291
Posted By Wileyrat

Wow, that sucks! Good to see you up and around.

Wow, that sucks! Good to see you up and around.
07-29-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,812
Posted By Wileyrat

I don't need the best and or lightest, but I do...

I don't need the best and or lightest, but I do want a wheelset that doesn't give me any issues I need to think about. My Hed Ardennes Plus LT's do that very well.
Forum: Foo
07-24-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Wileyrat

I thought everything was bigger in Texas. The...

I thought everything was bigger in Texas. The local Sprouts has a bigger selection than that.:p

I'll find out in Oct. I'm supposed to go to San Antonio for a wedding.
Forum: Foo
07-24-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By Wileyrat

When we lived up in Seattle (born and raised) we...

When we lived up in Seattle (born and raised) we had a cat that would disappear for a couple of days occasionally. We had no idea where he went, but he always had soot on him, and he smelled like...
07-19-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Wileyrat

​​​​​​Not stealing anything, you aren't expected...

​​​​​​Not stealing anything, you aren't expected to eat every cookie you get. They put them in baggies with the stand sponsors info for a reason.

​​​​​you are right about one thing, I'm not riding...
07-19-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Wileyrat

I rode it once. I ate 5 or 6 cookies, and the...

I rode it once. I ate 5 or 6 cookies, and the rest went into my jersey pocket.
07-19-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Wileyrat

Awesome pics! While we don't have a Tour de...

Awesome pics!

While we don't have a Tour de Doughnut here in Tucson, we do have a Tour de Cookie, and it's a good time.
07-15-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,126
Posted By Wileyrat

Worse. I'm an essential employee so I haven't had...

Worse. I'm an essential employee so I haven't had any down time. Shortly after all this started I got sick ( no covid) got well and then injured my back. I healed up from that, and then injured my...
07-11-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,756
Posted By Wileyrat

I had a dove fly into my front wheel once. The...

I had a dove fly into my front wheel once. The bike and I were fine, but I doubt the dove survived.

I didn't turn around to find out.
07-11-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,132
Posted By Wileyrat

Thanks for sharing. Try lightening up, it wasn't...

Thanks for sharing. Try lightening up, it wasn't meant to be a serious post.
07-11-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,705
Posted By Wileyrat

Why would I know that answer? ​​​​​​I drive...

Why would I know that answer?

​​​​​​I drive a lot at work, and see a number of our brethren cyclists doing some really stupid stuff, but I'm not going to ask you to explain why.
07-10-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,705
Posted By Wileyrat

h I composed a long post explaining to you the...

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I composed a long post explaining to you the way the MV laws are regarding utility work and traffic restrictions, but it timed out before I had a chance to post it. So, I'm just going to say you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,399
Posted By Wileyrat

I try to be done before it hits 95

I try to be done before it hits 95
07-10-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,546
Posted By Wileyrat

I've found as I get older, that I use my gears...

I've found as I get older, that I use my gears more. In fact, I'm pretty sure if someone built a 24 gear cassette that got me 11/75, I'd probably go for it.

In all honesty at pushing 62, I...
Forum: Foo
07-10-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,104
Posted By Wileyrat

Reminds me of a meme I've seen......When the...

Reminds me of a meme I've seen......When the aliens fly past earth, they lock their doors.

I used to drive trucks at night. There was always something entertaining on, as long as you understood...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,048
Posted By Wileyrat

One or two concussions, along with the broken...

One or two concussions, along with the broken helmets. a few days off work for a very sore back, and a few rapid losses in blood pressure from road rash. Fortunately for me, nothing major, and hoping...
07-10-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,705
Posted By Wileyrat

You do realize that it's nothing more than a...

You do realize that it's nothing more than a phone call for someone like me to have that bike lane closed for a considerable "safe" working distance, don't you? I've been riding long before there...
07-10-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,132
Posted By Wileyrat

Man I'm getting old, I used to meet women the old...

Man I'm getting old, I used to meet women the old fashioned way...….In bars.

I guess the dating scene has changed in 35 yrs.
07-10-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,705
Posted By Wileyrat

I work for a major utility, if our underground...

I work for a major utility, if our underground facilities are in the bike lane, or our equipment cabinets are right next to the bike lane, while I'll feel bad for being there, you're going to go...
07-06-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By Wileyrat

For the small price difference, I'm not bothering...

For the small price difference, I'm not bothering with knockoff cleats.
07-06-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,241
Posted By Wileyrat

This whole thread can summed up by the phrase...

This whole thread can summed up by the phrase Caveat Emptor.
07-06-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By Wileyrat

that's a pretty generalized statement. While...

that's a pretty generalized statement. While carbon may be stiffer, I've found it to be a much better material at dampening road buzz, which may be op's wife's real problem.
07-05-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,114
Posted By Wileyrat

There was a guy here a while back that had a sad...

There was a guy here a while back that had a sad story about an original, much less a knock off.
07-04-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,224
Posted By Wileyrat

Beautiful frame.

Beautiful frame.
07-03-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,030
Posted By Wileyrat

Holy cow, you better have been practicing social...

Holy cow, you better have been practicing social distancing.;)
07-03-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,570
Posted By Wileyrat

A 25 mile ride on my roadie is usually an after...

A 25 mile ride on my roadie is usually an after work ride, and I'll eat a banana and drink a Kroger sugar free energy drink before hand, but I won't worry much about anything during the ride.
07-02-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,449
Posted By Wileyrat

Have you made any changes to the bike lately? ...

Have you made any changes to the bike lately?

A while back I adjusted my brake levers in a bit and my wrists started hurting on longer rides. My wife asked me if I'd made any changes to the bike,...
07-02-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,671
Posted By Wileyrat

For 60 miles, I would've brought one Clif bar, 2...

For 60 miles, I would've brought one Clif bar, 2 E-Gel packs, and a couple of powdered Kroger energy drinks.

I always have a bag of Skittles with me for a safety net.
07-02-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,393
Posted By Wileyrat

I suppose if I had to choose ONE bike to own, I'd...

I suppose if I had to choose ONE bike to own, I'd go with a gravel bike something like a Canyon Grail. I've seen gravel bike handle easy single track just fine, and they seem to do fine on the road....
07-02-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,815
Posted By Wileyrat

I saw Alberto Contador asplode one hitting a...

I saw Alberto Contador asplode one hitting a large rock on a fast decent in the TDF.

Kinda blew himself up too.
Forum: Foo
07-01-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,089
Posted By Wileyrat

When I was a kid, we had a tomcat that brought...

When I was a kid, we had a tomcat that brought most of an adult cottontail home. I always wondered if that tough old cat killed it.

We recently had to put our old house cat down that we had from...
Forum: Foo
07-01-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,004
Posted By Wileyrat

I tend to go with a sauce from the region the...

I tend to go with a sauce from the region the food is from. Cajun style or southern food gets Tabasco. I live in Tucson, so Southwest style or whatever gets Arizona Gunslinger jalapeńo or habanero...
06-30-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,241
Posted By Wileyrat

Pay attention to the description, pay attention...

Pay attention to the description, pay attention to the seller. I've never bought a knockoff that I didn't already know was a knockoff.

As far as spd-sl cleats go, if it says "Shimano compatible", ...
06-28-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By Wileyrat

Recumbent?

Recumbent?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By Wileyrat

On the road, when the the lycra breaks down and...

On the road, when the the lycra breaks down and the become opaque, usually a couple of yrs for me. Same shorts on the mtn bike under a pair of gym shorts, when they start getting "saggy".
06-28-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,288
Posted By Wileyrat

I'll pass on that.

I'll pass on that.
06-28-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,964
Posted By Wileyrat

Welcome to the road bike world, where weight...

Welcome to the road bike world, where weight savings cost, and under 10 bucks a gram is considered a pretty good deal.

Otoh, when I bought my new tubeless ready Marin last year, I took a deep...
06-24-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Wileyrat

I'd think hard about the Triban with the carbon...

I'd think hard about the Triban with the carbon fork. Bike Radar had a very positive review on the bike.

It would be best though to ride both, especially to see what you think of the Giant with an...
06-23-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 890
Posted By Wileyrat

I wouldn’t do it. I park in a secure lot at work,...

I wouldn’t do it. I park in a secure lot at work, and my bike still stays in the cab of my truck behind the front seats with a sheet over it to keep the Az sun off it.
06-16-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,752
Posted By Wileyrat

I couldn't care less what the OP thinks about...

I couldn't care less what the OP thinks about computers.....

Change my mind.
06-15-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,357
Posted By Wileyrat

This. The problem with vintage road is...

This.

The problem with vintage road is finding one that'll accept even something like 25's. Good luck with the 42's.

Maybe an old Schwinn balloon tire paperboy style.
06-03-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By Wileyrat

Motorcycle racing leathers and a full face helmet.

Motorcycle racing leathers and a full face helmet.
05-28-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,810
Posted By Wileyrat

Amazing how this went from a complaint about...

Amazing how this went from a complaint about problems with a specific tire gauge, to a thread on tire pressure.

​​​​​​The gauge the op is using is a major pain to get off a presta stem without...
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