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01-25-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 738
Posted By Reflector Guy

As we say in the automotive world, those brakes...

As we say in the automotive world, those brakes are spongy. And that's not good. Not a confidence builder.
01-25-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,126
Posted By Reflector Guy

Saturday's upper-20s (F) and sunny and dry roads...

Saturday's upper-20s (F) and sunny and dry roads was nice for riding, but that may be it for awhile - we're supposed to get a lot of snow today!
01-25-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 969
Posted By Reflector Guy

Next get some longer forks and make it a chopper...

Next get some longer forks and make it a chopper (think of the motorcycles in Easy Rider).

That's what we did when we were kids, Well, I never did, but a few kids did. Extra-long fork, small...
01-24-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 738
Posted By Reflector Guy

If there is any possibility the pads are as old...

If there is any possibility the pads are as old as the bike, I'd pop for a new set of pads on there. They might be dry-rotted (just like an old tire) and nearly petrified!
01-23-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,126
Posted By Reflector Guy

That's about what it was here today. Sunny and...

That's about what it was here today. Sunny and dry, but cold and fortunately not windy. Not bad for January. I'd rather it be cold and dry than 35F and wet. So I was able to get the most riding in...
01-22-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,005
Posted By Reflector Guy

I am happy that I was able to get my new Bianchi...

I am happy that I was able to get my new Bianchi in 2020 as one of the last 2020s..... The 2021s keep being bumped back from Sept./October 2020 to January 2021 to April 2021, depending on model. ...
01-22-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,911
Posted By Reflector Guy

That's a good point. I'll take a real close look...

That's a good point. I'll take a real close look at the ramp the next time I put my boat in the water. I mean, it can't possibly be very steep because after all, some people use ordinary trucks to...
01-21-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,535
Posted By Reflector Guy

Obviously, you should get the saddle fixed, then...

Obviously, you should get the saddle fixed, then buy a new bike to mount the newly repaired saddle upon.
01-20-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,911
Posted By Reflector Guy

Have you considered.... a BIOPACE crankset?

Have you considered.... a BIOPACE crankset?
01-18-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By Reflector Guy

I agree. I bought one (the regular one, not...

I agree. I bought one (the regular one, not compact) and returned it for a refund after a couple weeks of trying to pretend that high pitched tone was going to be recognizable to pedestrians as a...
01-14-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,627
Posted By Reflector Guy

"This hat is hideous! Oh, but it looks good on...

"This hat is hideous! Oh, but it looks good on you!"

I love Rodney Dangerfield.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By Reflector Guy

It clears the FD cage OK?

It clears the FD cage OK?
01-11-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,085
Posted By Reflector Guy

Sometimes people have issues with things that...

Sometimes people have issues with things that other people have no problems with at all, and vise-versa.
01-10-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,085
Posted By Reflector Guy

I finish the ends with black gaffer's tape, which...

I finish the ends with black gaffer's tape, which is a kind of fabric-backed tape used by photographers, TV guys, sound engineers, etc to secure lights, microphones, tripods and things like that that...
01-04-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,296
Posted By Reflector Guy

They do sell kickstands at stores.... I bought...

They do sell kickstands at stores.... I bought four for my bike.
01-04-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Reflector Guy

Nice, I share the excitement! ...

Nice, I share the excitement!

Coincidentally, over the weekend I randomly found some Youtube videos where a guy or a couple of guys were painting an old Binachi frame, and they spent a lot of time...
01-04-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,873
Posted By Reflector Guy

I wonder if they make a camouflage mud-encrusted...

I wonder if they make a camouflage mud-encrusted version, or is that still a do-it-yourself proposition?
01-04-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,873
Posted By Reflector Guy

But the black Presta valve caps already match my...

But the black Presta valve caps already match my black cable housings, my black bar tape, my black shifters, my black bell, my black brake calipers, my black pedals! And many more...

Screw it;...
01-03-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,000
Posted By Reflector Guy

And some men too. ;) Be aware also that the...

And some men too. ;) Be aware also that the elastic in them goes bad rather quickly and they tend to loosen up sooner rather than later. Best to keep some spares handy. Bonus points though if you...
01-03-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,873
Posted By Reflector Guy

They need to make a version that is more...

They need to make a version that is more aero-shaped.
12-30-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 19,721
Posted By Reflector Guy

Definitely. Closely related to this subject...

Definitely.

Closely related to this subject is spark plug wires. I go to a lot of classic car shows and nothing bugs me more than a beautifully restored classic car or muscle car and whoever...
12-30-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,046
Posted By Reflector Guy

Sort of the BF version of "No one goes there...

Sort of the BF version of "No one goes there anymore because it's too crowded".
12-27-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,185
Posted By Reflector Guy

"You know when I drink alone, I prefer to be by...

"You know when I drink alone, I prefer to be by myself!"
12-27-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,185
Posted By Reflector Guy

Aquafina water bottles fit my cage perfectly and...

Aquafina water bottles fit my cage perfectly and I can pitch them recycle them if they get nasty looking or dustier than I want to deal with cleaning. Oh, and I stop to drink.
12-24-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,585
Posted By Reflector Guy

Typically, people fill out the customs forms...

Typically, people fill out the customs forms using only the very vaguest of terms to describe the items.

"Bicycle parts". Done.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 972
Posted By Reflector Guy

If I stopped riding near trees, I'd have to stop...

If I stopped riding near trees, I'd have to stop riding completely.
12-21-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,490
Posted By Reflector Guy

"Cagers". :rolleyes:

"Cagers". :rolleyes:
12-21-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,272
Posted By Reflector Guy

And complicating things, is the ease and...

And complicating things, is the ease and frequency with which the manufacturers can swap model names amongst various different bikes. That Huffy might be sold all over the world in several different...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,635
Views: 424,771
Posted By Reflector Guy

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/5418/DERGnf...

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/5418/DERGnf.jpg

This may all look different by tomorrow if we get the snow that may or may not be coming tonight.
12-20-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,399
Posted By Reflector Guy

Have we ruled out whether they are forum members,...

Have we ruled out whether they are forum members, or not?
12-17-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,250
Posted By Reflector Guy

50s and 60s in mid-December? That ain't cold. ...

50s and 60s in mid-December? That ain't cold.

Although I do remember the first time I visited California.... It was L.A., in February. It was gorgeous crystal clear blue sky, mild temperatures,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,932
Posted By Reflector Guy

I had a roommate who liked to sleep late and skip...

I had a roommate who liked to sleep late and skip classes; typically he'd only go to two or three classes per week but once in awhile he'd go an entire week in which he missed every single class....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,932
Posted By Reflector Guy

I used to buy model trains at a hobby shop that...

I used to buy model trains at a hobby shop that was just like that. Everything was priced at full maximum retail, or maybe even higher. An item for $50 at this store would be $45 at any other...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,932
Posted By Reflector Guy

Many stores have very generous return policies,...

Many stores have very generous return policies, but sadly some people abuse them horribly. On another forum, there were tales of people returning lawnmowers to Home Depot in November, caked with...
12-16-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,994
Posted By Reflector Guy

I am picturing a totally bewildered expression on...

I am picturing a totally bewildered expression on Steve and Bob and Dave's faces, completely unaware that these instances had occurred.
12-16-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,994
Posted By Reflector Guy

This thread reminds me of two cars racing on the...

This thread reminds me of two cars racing on the highway. One car is pedal-to-the-metal, taking curves as fast as he can, trying to catch the other car against all odds.

And the other car is on...
12-14-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,568
Posted By Reflector Guy

He started out considerably slower than you, but...

He started out considerably slower than you, but he gained so much from the hole you punched through the wind, that he suddenly became able to keep pace with you?

That's some serious drafting!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,791
Posted By Reflector Guy

We came close.... 1x was mentioned; I'm...

We came close.... 1x was mentioned; I'm surprised no one took the ball and ran with it by mentioning single-speeds.

Maybe everyone is out riding.
12-09-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,083
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'm surprised no one has mentioned that place...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned that place where lots of us ride, and lots of us dismiss scornfully and make fun of: the MUP.
12-08-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By Reflector Guy

I must've missed any consternation the OP might...

I must've missed any consternation the OP might have been having regarding the fit of his bike. Seems quite the opposite.
12-08-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 637
Posted By Reflector Guy

I tend to think the added weight is just a small...

I tend to think the added weight is just a small fraction of what you and the rest of the bike weigh already. In other words, it'll be fine.
12-04-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,119
Posted By Reflector Guy

Let's look on the bright side. The chains are...

Let's look on the bright side. The chains are holding up well, so far.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,668
Posted By Reflector Guy

If I'm the fourth guy, obviously I'd do nothing....

If I'm the fourth guy, obviously I'd do nothing. Because I'm probably taking a drink by about that time.
12-03-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,136
Posted By Reflector Guy

Maybe their longevity stems from the simple fact...

Maybe their longevity stems from the simple fact that there were so many of them sold? Even if half of them or 2/3 of them have long since been recycled into razor blades and tin foil, the remaining...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,075
Posted By Reflector Guy

You're REALLY close to inventing the Recumbent!

You're REALLY close to inventing the Recumbent!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,075
Posted By Reflector Guy

I may be crazy, but I prefer to stand at a long...

I may be crazy, but I prefer to stand at a long traffic light. Gives the ol' sitbones a break.
12-02-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,823
Posted By Reflector Guy

Glad you found some narrow strand to grasp to...

Glad you found some narrow strand to grasp to make it worthwhile to bump the thread.
12-02-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By Reflector Guy

By the way, there is one significant error in...

By the way, there is one significant error in that video.

The guy with the music playing never goes fast enough to pass anyone.
12-02-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,693
Posted By Reflector Guy

Your Norco obviously being a match made in...

Your Norco obviously being a match made in heaven, a needle in a haystack. You are very fortunate to have found it!
12-02-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By Reflector Guy

Missing is the large family, riding in wedge...

Missing is the large family, riding in wedge formation, with five-year-old kid out in front setting the pace...
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