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09-24-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By blacknbluebikes

The U.S. will likely hit 400,000 before the end...

The U.S. will likely hit 400,000 before the end of Q1-2021. I don't pay much attention to "cases counts," which I think are wildly under-reported, anyway. Dead people, pretty easy to count. I'm...
09-24-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Have had excellent personal experience with...

Have had excellent personal experience with Bikeflights. I see on their website that US-FR is an option.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 765
Posted By blacknbluebikes

What does "shift count" tell ya? (yeah, "how...

What does "shift count" tell ya? (yeah, "how many times you shifted. ar ar ar") But, I mean, is there some "optimization" concept here?
09-21-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Have had repetitive success with Jagwire.

Have had repetitive success with Jagwire.
09-21-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,383
Posted By blacknbluebikes

good. more Ben & Jerry's for me. step aside,...

good. more Ben & Jerry's for me. step aside, please.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By blacknbluebikes

My Garmin 130+ needs power meter sensors to...

My Garmin 130+ needs power meter sensors to deliver VO2max calcs. Don't have 'em, and just as well - VO2 usually just lowers my self esteem. Apple watch does it using an algo on long vigorous...
09-17-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By blacknbluebikes

caution: pay peanuts, work with monkeys.

caution: pay peanuts, work with monkeys.
09-17-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Highly recommend the BBB Cycling BTL-73. Packed...

Highly recommend the BBB Cycling BTL-73. Packed in useful compact case with most common hex bit sizes. Accurate, fine adjustment.
BTW, that spec above for 'saddle clamp bolt' sounds rather high....
Forum: Commuting
09-17-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By blacknbluebikes

They will work, but if you're going to be on...

They will work, but if you're going to be on rollers a lot, you will be much happier changing to slicks. You don't need new wheels or anything, but it really is a big comfort upgrade over a couple...
09-17-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,053
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Once, when my daughter was very young (4?), she...

Once, when my daughter was very young (4?), she was going through the kitchen 'junk drawer' at her grandmother's house. She found a piece of wrapped hard candy and pulled it out. "What's this?" she...
09-15-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 644
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Used many apps over the years (MMR, Strava,...

Used many apps over the years (MMR, Strava, RideW/GPS, some others) and frankly, got sick of having my phone mounted on the bars. At this point, having maps "in cockpit" is not necessary and I never...
09-15-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,228
Posted By blacknbluebikes

while you're at it, put a bit of grease on any...

while you're at it, put a bit of grease on any threaded part.
09-14-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 874
Posted By blacknbluebikes

It is totally about the bike.

It is totally about the bike.
09-11-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I've replaced the shifter on my '91 820. tried a...

I've replaced the shifter on my '91 820. tried a fix first, did not succeed. replaced with thumbshifter. been fine for years, since.
09-03-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,078
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I'm working in NYC on an "alternating weeks"...

I'm working in NYC on an "alternating weeks" basis with my small company in midtown. Basically, to me, it's like going into the city on a Sunday. Not very crowded but certainly not "tumbleweeds...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-03-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By blacknbluebikes

So, you will probably get a lot of commentary on...

So, you will probably get a lot of commentary on this, because there's a wide variety of opinions around here about 'lane positioning'. One important thing to keep in mind as a cyclist is: be where...
09-02-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,890
Posted By blacknbluebikes

welcome to the dark side. we have work for you...

welcome to the dark side. we have work for you to do.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,015
Posted By blacknbluebikes

This logic doesn't really work. .... if you can...

This logic doesn't really work. .... if you can ride 2 miles, you can ride 4, and so you can ride 8, and so you can ride ....(twelve raises gives me 2^12=4096) ... and so, sure, you can ride from NY...
09-02-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By blacknbluebikes

games of chance. this question is about...

games of chance. this question is about "predicting crime," which has so many factors no one can do the math. you get that right, though, you're gonna make a bazillion dollars. then you'll never...
09-02-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 898
Posted By blacknbluebikes

There's an abacus app for the iPhone. good...

There's an abacus app for the iPhone. good training - I plan to be an accountant post-apocalypse.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By blacknbluebikes

very interesting. thx for posting. I'll still...

very interesting. thx for posting. I'll still spin up climbs, tho.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,159
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Depends where you ride. And how your luck is...

Depends where you ride. And how your luck is going that day. I'm a fan of the tire, find it 'just fine' at 80psi. loved the vittoria corsas that were stock on my 'newest' bike, but I was flatting...
09-01-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I find standing is only useful for some relief on...

I find standing is only useful for some relief on hills. (Reference Contador, Alberto, Giro d'italia, 2015) If you're doing hills a lot, don't worry about the quads. the quads will be fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,307
Posted By blacknbluebikes

two quick points: one - oversize is generally...

two quick points: one - oversize is generally the right size. feet, and especially toes, swell during rides. the shoe that fits at mile zero does not fit at mile 30. (you probably knew that, but...
09-01-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By blacknbluebikes

original owner, 820 antelope, circa 1992,93. ...

original owner, 820 antelope, circa 1992,93. white with "jackson pollack" spash motif. CrMo, nice 'steel is real' feel. "biospace" triple chainring. bar-ends added, shifters replaced, tires...
08-31-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By blacknbluebikes

dude, for $75, you are thinking too much.

dude, for $75, you are thinking too much.
08-31-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,083
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I love this kinda stuff. The firm "Euro Exim" is...

I love this kinda stuff. The firm "Euro Exim" is a privately owned offshore financial institution in St. Lucia that provides letters of credit. Barely a bank. Not one's first choice for economic...
08-31-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I have an 820. if brakes and gears work as...

I have an 820. if brakes and gears work as expected, take it. great frame. for $75, what's not to like?
08-28-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By blacknbluebikes

https://www.theatlantic.com/newsletters/archive/20...

https://www.theatlantic.com/newsletters/archive/2020/08/ed-yong-long-haulers-covid/615430/
Article here about the long-haulers who are sick for months...
Forum: For Sale
08-28-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By blacknbluebikes

another owner here, second the endorsement

another owner here, second the endorsement
08-26-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,094
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I think some of my oldest lycra is more than...

I think some of my oldest lycra is more than 6yrs, and those are still doing fine. I avoid the lower-priced stuff, maybe that helps.
Successful method: Machine wash, gentle cycle, use only Atsko...
08-24-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,408
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I'm surprised there aren't more people around...

I'm surprised there aren't more people around here who hate riding. Not.
08-24-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 861
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Only had to replace a Polar strap because,...

Only had to replace a Polar strap because, eventually, even the most advanced science could not overcome the stink...
But, hey, now I've got this really cool particle accelerator - great chain...
08-21-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,869
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Mask, cape, red boots up to the knees, gauntlet...

Mask, cape, red boots up to the knees, gauntlet gloves with buttons to shoot raygun rays. I got a wife made of elastic (yeah) and a ward named Robin. My bike has big fins, an ejector seat and a...
08-21-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 689
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Dr. Google is not your friend. She's a temptress...

Dr. Google is not your friend. She's a temptress howling with advice from all corners of the globe, but knows nothing about you and your situation. I understand the need to see what the future may...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,424
Posted By blacknbluebikes

This is a "multi-factor, drifting weight decision...

This is a "multi-factor, drifting weight decision making" problem. Those are tricky tricky to model. Preferences are inter-related, like... blue is great, red is better, and green is just OK, until...
08-19-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,150
Posted By blacknbluebikes

quite happy with Lezyne lights.

quite happy with Lezyne lights.
08-19-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,169
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Two things to add to this already "long in the...

Two things to add to this already "long in the tooth" thread...
1. You probably won't change much about where you ride - that's really a convenience thing - so make sure any choice is very...
08-19-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,049
Posted By blacknbluebikes

If one has front and rear lights, and if one pays...

If one has front and rear lights, and if one pays attention to batteries and the like, then I don't see the value of adding reflectors on top of that. Marginal risk reduction near zero. More of a...
08-19-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,321
Posted By blacknbluebikes

The people "accepting crap" today are probably...

The people "accepting crap" today are probably pretty much the same people that were "accepting crap" before. I'm not sure that shrewd advertising mad men necessarily pulled the wool over all the...
08-19-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 902
Posted By blacknbluebikes

also found this one: boltdepot.com

also found this one: boltdepot.com
08-18-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 902
Posted By blacknbluebikes

tacking on to this thread... How about "small...

tacking on to this thread... How about "small hardware" type stuff? the little "around the shop" type stuff, like hex-head metric bolts and cable end-caps and such truck? Any favored sources for...
Forum: Touring
08-18-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By blacknbluebikes

sorry to say, but your desired features are...

sorry to say, but your desired features are outside your budget...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By blacknbluebikes

shimano 105's -- I think it's the "goldilocks"...

shimano 105's -- I think it's the "goldilocks" model for pedals, have them on all the horses.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,065
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I finally just removed my hands. The smell was...

I finally just removed my hands. The smell was awful, and my little finger was held on with velcro.
And I wanted to get another 12 oz. off the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 801
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I looked at a lot, ended up going "dedicated...

I looked at a lot, ended up going "dedicated device" instead of watch. Garmin 130 Plus, about the size of an Oreo. Quite pleased with it. I use it with my iPhone in my back pocket and a Polar H10...
08-11-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,944
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Spend whatever you think is right. Invest time...

Spend whatever you think is right. Invest time in getting the right bike. Since you said "citibike," safe guess you're in NYC. Where you gonna keep it? Make that easy on yourself if you can. ...
Forum: For Sale
08-07-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Close friend here in NJ worked with local dealer...

Close friend here in NJ worked with local dealer to find - anywhere - a Spesh Allez Elite 52cm. They located one in Tennessee and the dealers cooperated to get the still-boxed bike shipped north,...
08-07-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I have to remind myself that half of all drivers...

I have to remind myself that half of all drivers are below average. So what should I expect?
08-07-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Ethical coding is becoming a thing.

Ethical coding is becoming a thing.
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