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Posted By Bandera

An astoundingly uninformed and hopeless...

An astoundingly uninformed and hopeless aspiration.
As Sponge Bob Square Pants once said:

"Well, good luck with That!"
07-19-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By Bandera

Buy a bike that does not fit me? Never, no...

Buy a bike that does not fit me?
Never, no matter what it is.

-Bandera
07-18-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 282
Posted By Bandera

I eat the same traditional Gulf Coast diet that...

I eat the same traditional Gulf Coast diet that my ancestors have for centuries by cooking most of our own meals at home.
My great grandmother would recognize what we put on the table, and probably...
07-18-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 137
Posted By Bandera

Welcome to the forum. This is my 51st season...

Welcome to the forum.
This is my 51st season riding fixed gear on the road, a traditional activity for club cyclists for the last century or so.
The SS/FG, C&V and Long Distance BF sub-forums have...
07-18-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 830
Posted By Bandera

When the 1st generation of Shimano SIS was...

When the 1st generation of Shimano SIS was installed on the same frames that our team raced in the previous season "ghost shifting" was exorcised.
All of the BS about "I'm so strong I flex this...
07-17-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By Bandera

The relationship that some Pros have with key...

The relationship that some Pros have with key support personnel extends to the GC winning riders having the pull to take the mechanic and soigneur that they trust with them from team to team and stay...
07-17-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By Bandera

World Tour Pro racers are paid to ride their...

World Tour Pro racers are paid to ride their bikes, not work on them.
They have expert mechanics, hardware sponsor techs, soigineurs, cooks, doctors and a host of other support staff to take care of...
07-17-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,167
Posted By Bandera

I wouldn't be surprised if spontaneous civil...

I wouldn't be surprised if spontaneous civil disobedience occurs all over urban areas infested with discarded e-scooters by citizens taking direct action to take back our streets and sidewalks....
07-17-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,309
Posted By Bandera

Yet another C&V gloating Schadenfreude post...

Yet another C&V gloating Schadenfreude post regarding modern hardware that is, as usual, simply Wrong.
Pretending that the current generation of machines in service are somehow failure prone,...
07-17-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 714
Posted By Bandera

The words "Austin" and "cheap" do not belong in...

The words "Austin" and "cheap" do not belong in the same sentence.

-Bandera
07-15-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,534
Posted By Bandera

Nice try, really. Coming back from an injury...

Nice try, really.
Coming back from an injury and still pinning on a number and having at it, regardless of the result, is commendable.

-Bandera
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 878
Posted By Bandera

Since interacting with the sometimes...

Since interacting with the sometimes "interesting" application of The Rules by ABL of A, USCF, NORBA and now USAC officialese I have learned to ask before it mattered.
Perhaps I'm a slow learner....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 878
Posted By Bandera

Let me get this straight: The USAC does not...

Let me get this straight:
The USAC does not enforce UCI rules on the equipment that we use except on some of it, sometimes, in some races.
So, if one has UCI non-compliant equipment that they...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 878
Posted By Bandera

Misleading? It's a UCI rule clear and simple. ...

Misleading? It's a UCI rule clear and simple.
If the OP wants clarification that or any other UCI rule is being enforced at his local USAC events he should ask his local and/or national USAC...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 878
Posted By Bandera

A question that should be directed to the USAC...

A question that should be directed to the USAC for clarification, not me.
If you don't know your local officials here's a handy way to contact the relevant resources.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 878
Posted By Bandera

"« When competing, all riders shall wear a jersey...

"« When competing, all riders shall wear a jersey with sleeves and a pair of shorts, possibly in
the form of a one-piece skinsuit. By shorts it is understood that these are shorts that come
above...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 878
Posted By Bandera

Pure 41-ism to look for a technical "solution"...

Pure 41-ism to look for a technical "solution" that is banned from competition and won't be produced to solve a host of "problems" that were resolved many decades ago. Want to save watts, make...
07-12-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,486
Posted By Bandera

With the well-fitted skin-suit, aero helmet,...

With the well-fitted skin-suit, aero helmet, shoe-covers and long socks that you always wear and that perfectly honed aerodynamic position the Tuesday Night World Championships are in sight. ;)
...
07-12-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,486
Posted By Bandera

OP: You do shave your legs, of course? ...

OP:

You do shave your legs, of course?
Can't waste those near zero expense Watts:

"The tests showed that shaving the test subject’s legs reduced drag by about seven percent, saving 15 watts at...
07-12-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,486
Posted By Bandera

"Claimed saving of 10 watts from specially...

"Claimed saving of 10 watts from specially treated Dura-Ace chains....
Muc-Off claims over 400 miles in the dry and 250 miles in wet and/or muddy conditions."

...
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By Bandera

Nada, or less. -Bandera

Nada, or less.

-Bandera
07-09-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,058
Posted By Bandera

Apples, of course...... -Bandera

Apples, of course......

-Bandera
07-07-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,525
Posted By Bandera

Not a lot, or in fact any, "driveways" on my...

Not a lot, or in fact any, "driveways" on my local descents that don't have a gate.
If gates are open keep your head up for emerging vehicles and proceed with remaining in firm relaxed control on...
07-07-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,525
Posted By Bandera

Descending on open public roads versus those...

Descending on open public roads versus those closed to race traffic only is a different proposition.
My favorite decreasing radius blind left hand bend on rough chip seal surfaces at the bottom of a...
07-06-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,058
Posted By Bandera

Actually a Lack of Fitness is "the reason" why...

Actually a Lack of Fitness is "the reason" why one gets "exhausted while riding", not the "weight" of the machine and/or stuff carried on it.
More saddle-time is required for Endurance, for which...
07-05-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,058
Posted By Bandera

I'm still sticking with: No. -Bandera

I'm still sticking with: No.

-Bandera
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By Bandera

How much continual fixed gear seat-time do you...

How much continual fixed gear seat-time do you have on the bike? Hopefully hours back to back in terrain similar to what you are going to ride.
I've found riding FG centuries to be relentless.
Hour...
07-04-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,058
Posted By Bandera

No.

No.
07-03-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,657
Posted By Bandera

Yet another Ignore: gringomojado Obvious Troll...

Yet another Ignore: gringomojado
Obvious Troll thread.

edit: Found that other lost Sock.

-Bandera
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By Bandera

The day after a minor get-off, much less a crash...

The day after a minor get-off, much less a crash into a vehicle bad enough to trash a helmet, is likely to hurt a good bit w/ a possible concussion in any helmet destroying event.
All of the "get...
07-02-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,657
Posted By Bandera

Plato's Euthydemus: Worth a careful read for all...

Plato's Euthydemus: Worth a careful read for all Eristic BF Sophists.

-Bandera
07-02-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,141
Posted By Bandera

This thread makes me appreciate the great coaches...

This thread makes me appreciate the great coaches that I had early on whose instruction goes with me on every ride that I take decades on.
Same for Dr. Ed Burke & Eddie B. who encouraged mentoring...
07-02-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 18,045
Posted By Bandera

St. Francis and Ghandi met of the MUP one day. ...

St. Francis and Ghandi met of the MUP one day.

"What's up G?"
"Hey Frank, just the usual, freeing my country from colonial oppression and getting some miles in. You?"
"On my way to the dog park...
07-01-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,046
Posted By Bandera

Check the Derail Hanger for alignment w/ the...

Check the Derail Hanger for alignment w/ the proper tool 1st?
It does matter.....

-Bandera
07-01-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,657
Posted By Bandera

#1...

#1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) ) Looked "modern" at the time since no one had spare tubulars wrapped around their shoulders or had to don goggles due to the...
07-01-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,046
Posted By Bandera

Yep, you are. -Bandera

Yep, you are.

-Bandera
07-01-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,657
Posted By Bandera

I recall the 1st season that my cycling club was...

I recall the 1st season that my cycling club was able to order team kit in the "new" synthetic materials after years of wearing woolens.
No longer dowdy the new kit was far more...
07-01-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,657
Posted By Bandera

Conspicuity of kit in our traffic heavy...

Conspicuity of kit in our traffic heavy environment is part of many cyclist's and runners survival strategy, it's less fashion statement than an attempt to be highly visible to vehicle drivers.
If...
06-30-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,339
Posted By Bandera

? ? ? ? ? Complete and utter nonsense. When I...

? ? ? ? ?
Complete and utter nonsense.
When I was racing early NORBA events back when it was 'cross and road riders taking up the new sport of MTB racing with an infusion of BMX talent for...
06-30-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Bandera

Having full confidence in the security of my...

Having full confidence in the security of my bar/stem combinations is high on my list of "must have".
I have Cinelli bars & stems that have been in service for decades w/o any hint of a problem, all...
06-30-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By Bandera

Did you know that BF is a Forum, not a private...

Did you know that BF is a Forum, not a private conversation, where any member can reply to a thread within the forum guidelines?
Send a PM (Private Message) to a member if you wish to communicate...
06-30-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By Bandera

Got Google? Type or copy/paste: "bike...

Got Google?
Type or copy/paste:

"bike computer with cadence"
06-29-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,555
Posted By Bandera

OP, if you haven't gone missing in your own...

OP, if you haven't gone missing in your own thread, read this:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/skewers.html
06-28-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,555
Posted By Bandera

It doesn't matter if you have 1, 5, 7 or 11 cogs...

It doesn't matter if you have 1, 5, 7 or 11 cogs on a freewheel equipped QR rear axle, it's as "safe' and mature a design as you'll find.
Perhaps you or they meant "fixed gear" instead?
If so, I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By Bandera

Spinnergy Rev-X wheels were Banned by the UCI for...

Spinnergy Rev-X wheels were Banned by the UCI for good reasons.
If having reports of these wheels "‘explode’ underneath them without warning, causing broken bones and other gruesome injuries" don't...
06-27-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,167
Posted By Bandera

After tripping over dumped e-scooters littering...

After tripping over dumped e-scooters littering the downtown sidewalks it's inevitable that someone will treat them like litter, although that is an unacceptable receptacle in which to discard them. ...
06-26-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,918
Posted By Bandera

Rode my 1st racing bike, a neighbor's pre-WWII...

Rode my 1st racing bike, a neighbor's pre-WWII track bike during the Johnson administration, joined a cycling club 51 seasons ago.
I don't count riding a bike as a kid "cycling", but it was an...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,882
Posted By Bandera

Is it 1968 again? Meanwhile: 1984: "Lo...

Is it 1968 again?

Meanwhile:

1984: "Lo spostamento indicizzato θ uno scherzo"

1984: "Le mountain bike sono uno scherzo."

1987: "Syncro semplicemente non funziona affatto."
06-24-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,076
Posted By Bandera

Plan A: Ride the bike Plan B: Take a...

Plan A: Ride the bike
Plan B: Take a ride-share/bus/taxi/car/walk/get-a-lift and I don't have to explain"why"
Plan C: See Plans A&B

-Bandera
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,267
Posted By Bandera

I'd have thought that was some kind of "fashion...

I'd have thought that was some kind of "fashion statement" on your part, and passed on w/o a comment having seen far more odd in my time.

-Bandera
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