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Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 183
Posted By bpcyclist

Lots and lots of hype right now. Disc brakes...

Lots and lots of hype right now. Disc brakes promote sales of carbon rims, which are driving a lot of business right now. We'll see where it really lands in five years.
02-20-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 335
Posted By bpcyclist

I don't really know what epic is. I guess...

I don't really know what epic is. I guess anything over four hours nowadays could be considered pretty epic for me.
02-20-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By bpcyclist

Thanks, guys. I will check all that out.

Thanks, guys. I will check all that out.
02-20-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 151
Posted By bpcyclist

18 F last year for a three-hour ride of misery....

18 F last year for a three-hour ride of misery. Not used to that here in the Pacific Northwest. And also maybe 103F about two summers ago, also here in town. Both were awful.
02-20-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By bpcyclist

I think the ones I wear most of the time have a...

I think the ones I wear most of the time have a 3D pad. I love them.
02-20-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By bpcyclist

Ideas on Squeaking

2 year-old road bike in great condition. Squeaking sound started up this week, seems to roughly concide with some, but definitely not all, pedal strokes. Started on the right. Today, could have sworn...
02-19-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 814
Posted By bpcyclist

Weather here right now is spectacular. Crystal...

Weather here right now is spectacular. Crystal clear, which is very unusual for us this time of year. I almost always ride at night, but today, it will be a full-on daytime cruise. A little UV...
02-19-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By bpcyclist

If you have a phone, there are some pretty decent...

If you have a phone, there are some pretty decent ones avaiable as apps. I use Ulysses and have been pretty darn happy with it. Might be worth checking out.
02-19-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 838
Posted By bpcyclist

This is a factually incorrect statement. STVZO...

This is a factually incorrect statement. STVZO lights are much safer and more pleasant for others approaching the rider, who are, in the actual, real world, frequently blinded by the very bright...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By bpcyclist

I would not personally buy a Canyon, because I...

I would not personally buy a Canyon, because I won't buy what I cannot test-drive. But there are some terrific bikes available in you price range. The Cervelo R2 is a screaming deal right now, if you...
02-18-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 838
Posted By bpcyclist

Look, the design of car headlights and the design...

Look, the design of car headlights and the design of virtually all bike headlights is just completely different. They are not remotely comparable, really in any way. The only bike headlights that do...
02-18-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 400
Posted By bpcyclist

Have you carefully examined the pads? Sometimes a...

Have you carefully examined the pads? Sometimes a little piece of metal can get stuck in the pad and will screech. Also, I am sure you have checked this, but when the pads are worn down too far, they...
02-17-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,324
Posted By bpcyclist

Only if there is giant construction blocking the...

Only if there is giant construction blocking the street and the sidewalk is the only way.
02-16-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 838
Posted By bpcyclist

I am very confused by this post. I used to ride...

I am very confused by this post. I used to ride with high-lumen lights (bars and helmet). Have done it for years. One of my bar lights was so bright, motorists would flash their brights at me, unless...
02-15-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,882
Posted By bpcyclist

Then, why charge him at all? Why put him and his...

Then, why charge him at all? Why put him and his family through all that stress and inconvenience, potentially leave him with a felony charge on his record, only to just dismiss the whole thing? What...
02-15-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,882
Posted By bpcyclist

Typical complete lack of cop judgment to place...

Typical complete lack of cop judgment to place the overall situation into some kind of sensible, rasonable world context. Concrete, small-minded thinking. Or, non-thinking, rather. When law...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,670
Posted By bpcyclist

I've personally had to remove entire noses, half...

I've personally had to remove entire noses, half a mouth, entire eyes, mandibles and other bones, tongues, and parts of frontal lobe of brain (aggresive nonmelanoma skin cancers around the eyes like...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,670
Posted By bpcyclist

Actually, just to briefly clarify, management of...

Actually, just to briefly clarify, management of basal and squamous cell carcinomas can be very, very disfiguring, surgically, and require huge reconstructive procedures in order to put folks back...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By bpcyclist

I have never ridden one, but everyone I know who...

I have never ridden one, but everyone I know who has an Argon 18 is quite happy with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By bpcyclist

I can vouch for the Roadmachine, but I would...

I can vouch for the Roadmachine, but I would hardly term it a beater bike. I also am not sure how it would fit into your budget, but maybe you can find a deal somewhere.
02-14-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By bpcyclist

I am 6'1" and 185 with a 33" waist and I went...

I am 6'1" and 185 with a 33" waist and I went with a large. It is perfect.
Forum: Commuting
02-13-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 367
Posted By bpcyclist

I am not sure. You could have a look around the...

I am not sure. You could have a look around the following site, which I mentioned, and which does a lot of puncture resistance testing: https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By bpcyclist

I am not sure what the weight situation is with...

I am not sure what the weight situation is with that bike, but the Aksiums are a pretty darn sturdy wheel overall, in my experience with them. That said, they certainly are not light.
Forum: Commuting
02-13-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 367
Posted By bpcyclist

Not sure what size you are looking at, but I do...

Not sure what size you are looking at, but I do believe the most puncture-resistant tire currently on the market is the Gator Hardshell--at least according to the folks at Rolling Resistance, who...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 01:37 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,670
Posted By bpcyclist

I wear long sleeves and long pants pretty much...

I wear long sleeves and long pants pretty much all summer if the sun is at all out, even though the summer temps here are usually in the 80s and 90s rather than your 100s or higher. Skin cancer is an...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,331
Posted By bpcyclist

I am going to have to try one or two of these...

I am going to have to try one or two of these ideas. This is such a big problem for me that I sometimes have to stop my ride to try to clean my eye out. It can really, really be uncomfortable!!
02-11-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,656
Posted By bpcyclist

A school playground is a pretty good place to...

A school playground is a pretty good place to practice, after hours, of course.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 612
Posted By bpcyclist

You will end up with a great bike at your budget,...

You will end up with a great bike at your budget, pretty much no matter what you buy, as long as you take your time to sort out your details. Personally, I would go for the closer LBS, because you...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,069
Posted By bpcyclist

I was on gabapentin for three years. It did...

I was on gabapentin for three years. It did absolutely nothing for my neuropathy or my anxiety.
Forum: Commuting
02-10-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 485
Posted By bpcyclist

I use a great big Sigtuna that weighs a ton and I...

I use a great big Sigtuna that weighs a ton and I just carry it in my backpack. I've had an Orbea stolen before here in town with a cheaper lock. That said, any lock can and will be defeated with...
02-09-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By bpcyclist

I finally just gave up on these kinds of pumps...

I finally just gave up on these kinds of pumps and went with CO2 instead. It's just so much easier for me. Smaller. Lighter. I just like the whole system better.
Forum: Commuting
02-09-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 961
Posted By bpcyclist

Oh, sorry. It's short for Multi-Use Path.

Oh, sorry. It's short for Multi-Use Path.
02-09-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By bpcyclist

I would really suggest you see an orthpaedic...

I would really suggest you see an orthpaedic surgeon ASAP. Patellar injuries can be very troublesome if they are not managed properly.
Forum: Commuting
02-09-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 961
Posted By bpcyclist

I ride on a very nice MUP much of the time, but...

I ride on a very nice MUP much of the time, but this time of the year, it can be very dicey. There are quite a few homeless people with their bikes and shopping carts and they wear dark clothing with...
02-09-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By bpcyclist

Went out early this morning hoping to do 40ish...

Went out early this morning hoping to do 40ish miles or so, but it was low 30s and quite windy and I stupidly forgot to put my hat on. We have had such a wimpy winter, that I have only worn it a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,733
Posted By bpcyclist

3500 on the rear, maybe 5000ish on the front....

3500 on the rear, maybe 5000ish on the front. This is on the Gator Hardshells.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-20, 02:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By bpcyclist

Whatever you decide on, you are going to get one...

Whatever you decide on, you are going to get one hevkuva a bike at your budget. See if you can get a test ride on a couple bikes with different geometries and see what you think of the ride. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,472
Posted By bpcyclist

As I have already stated, I believe, your...

As I have already stated, I believe, your message(s) to me have been received.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,472
Posted By bpcyclist

Ah, well, meesage received. That said, I do...

Ah, well, meesage received.

That said, I do not personally know the person to whom you refer and I am sure that he or she is extremely knowledgeable about building wheels, but I do not consider...
02-08-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By bpcyclist

Mine are two years old and no issues. Definitely...

Mine are two years old and no issues. Definitely contact them.
02-06-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 616
Posted By bpcyclist

I think the photos just show the importance of...

I think the photos just show the importance of bem pattern in choosing a light you will be happy with. I have a bunch of pretty bright lights, but the one I rely on most by far is the Outbound...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,472
Posted By bpcyclist

Much, much happier with my Neugents than I was...

Much, much happier with my Neugents than I was with my Mavics. No comparison in terms of performance. Not everyond agrees that the geometry is poor.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,472
Posted By bpcyclist

Neugent Cycling A220 Aero or A330AS are both...

Neugent Cycling A220 Aero or A330AS are both outstanding.
02-05-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,524
Posted By bpcyclist

I like the feel of my tires on the road, the...

I like the feel of my tires on the road, the sound of my wheels, the feel of the air. It's the whole experience for me and I would just be missing out on all that. I guess one upside is there are...
02-05-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By bpcyclist

Yeah, second that. If you are not liiking the...

Yeah, second that. If you are not liiking the current interface, it is possible you might like the Look one. It is different. I personally prefer it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 03:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By bpcyclist

Never had an Avant, but did ride an Orca about 10...

Never had an Avant, but did ride an Orca about 10 years ago or so. One of the best bikes I've ever owned. Super comfy and fast, fast. Just adored that bike, but it was tragically stolen because I...
02-05-20, 03:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,333
Posted By bpcyclist

What kind of riding do you do? Rim or disc?

What kind of riding do you do? Rim or disc?
02-04-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By bpcyclist

See if you can find an old ItalaVega or...

See if you can find an old ItalaVega or UniVega--they are great.
02-03-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,344
Posted By bpcyclist

Ha!! Touche!! And sadly, not in this town...

Ha!! Touche!! And sadly, not in this town...
02-03-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 427
Posted By bpcyclist

I believe it is a BB86 pressfit. How do I tell if...

I believe it is a BB86 pressfit. How do I tell if it is square taper?
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