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03-31-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 517
Posted By jonwvara

Really? That is so cool! Does your wife still...

Really? That is so cool! Does your wife still perform at all or at least sing around the house? It would be a shame not to use a voice like that if you have it. Give her my regards.

I'm not all...
03-31-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 517
Posted By clubman

Bah...I was wrong. O mio babbino caro. Rene...

Bah...I was wrong. O mio babbino caro. Rene Fleming, oh yeah.
03-31-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 517
Posted By jonwvara

Man, that is great. Thanks for posting it. ...

Man, that is great. Thanks for posting it.

Who is the guy and what's his story? He has the general demeanor of an operatic baritone about to play the part of Figaro.
03-31-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 517
Posted By jonwvara

Yeah, I always heard that The Barber was Fausto...

Yeah, I always heard that The Barber was Fausto Coppi's favorite opera. That's the one way in which I am like Fausto Coppi.
03-31-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 517
Posted By jonwvara

The Barber of Seville

This is classic and vintage, I guess, although it has nothing to do with bicycles.

The Metropolitan Opera is offering free streaming of a different opera every night while everyone is stuck at...
03-29-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,729
Posted By caloso

We can't control the actions or words of others...

We can't control the actions or words of others but we can control our reactions to them.
03-27-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,312
Posted By berner

There is a considerable difference in muscles...

There is a considerable difference in muscles that produce lots of power and muscle that produces endurance. This difference can generally be seen in the body types of the endurance athlete and the...
03-27-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 752
Posted By Insidious C.

My thoughts on avoiding "sinking a ton of money...

My thoughts on avoiding "sinking a ton of money into repair and replacement parts:"

Identify a few bike models that would be ideal for you before you go shopping. This way you wont have to change...
03-27-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 752
Posted By ramzilla

You can never go wrong with a late 80's Fuji...

You can never go wrong with a late 80's Fuji Club, Centurion Ironman, Miyata 1000, Shogun Samurai, Bridgestone RB-1, Lotus Excelle, Kuwahara and, about a half a dozen other "unobtanium" bikes made in...
03-24-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,324
Posted By merziac

gugie You must be joking, :lol: I had...

gugie

You must be joking, :lol:

I had to clear out a build space in the not so crap filled basement for the current project and quickly managed to make that mess even bigger.

Very close to...
03-23-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,324
Posted By USAZorro

Been working from home for years, so not much...

Been working from home for years, so not much change there. Cutting to the chase... I'm in.
03-20-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,944
Posted By Russ Roth

I'll be riding tomorrow, hoping to get on the...

I'll be riding tomorrow, hoping to get on the bike twice. A 35 miler in the morning and another 12 miles on road or an hour off-road with the kiddos later. There's enough of a wind around here that I...
03-18-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,256
Posted By nlerner

I'm lucky to work in a relatively stable industry...

I'm lucky to work in a relatively stable industry (higher ed), at least for now. I've been spending bike money lately, but not on C&V goods; instead, on new stuff. I'm afraid I've been to the other...
03-18-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,256
Posted By jreeves

I imagine that your investments will rebound so...

I imagine that your investments will rebound so long as you can wait a few years and survive this zombie apocalypse. Just recall where we all were in 2008.

I work in construction here in Florida...
03-18-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,878
Posted By jethin

My hope would be that crises like the current one...

My hope would be that crises like the current one would jar people and leaders to take action to build a better future. We can live better lives, but it takes commitment and action. Dumping a ton of...
03-17-20, 11:06 PM
03-17-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,878
Posted By mikemowbz

I work at a bike shop in Vancouver, BC. Have...

I work at a bike shop in Vancouver, BC.

Have been reading in trade press about situations around the USA - including mandated closures in the Bay Area, shops going to 'appointment-only'...
03-17-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,878
Posted By gugie

Gas stations and auto repair places: essential. Bike shops: not

In the Bay Area they've gone into "shelter in place". But it's not, tons and tons of exceptions, Tesla...
03-14-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,944
Posted By GeezyRider

Your situation makes me feel ashamed of my fellow...

Your situation makes me feel ashamed of my fellow U.S. citizens for complaining abut minor inconveniences here like their local store not having any toilet paper. I wish you the best and hope that...
03-13-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,944
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Good thing I ride solo on gravel roads in the...

Good thing I ride solo on gravel roads in the boonies. I guess we will see what happens.
03-10-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,791
Posted By Barrettscv

First, I'm out of shape and I fall behind on...

First, I'm out of shape and I fall behind on every hill.

Second, it's an election year and it's inevitable that someone will start some kind of opinionated disruption. I don't discuss politics...
03-10-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,791
Posted By CAT7RDR

Why? Convenience. Easy to roll out the door from...

Why? Convenience. Easy to roll out the door from home. I ride at my own pace. I choose the routes I enjoy. I ride on my timetable. There is no competition and I can ride for my own enjoyment. It is...
03-10-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,791
Posted By OldTryGuy

"I'm probably a solo rider this spring..." ...

"I'm probably a solo rider this spring..."



I might be doing a SOLO ride but I am never riding alone because me, myself and I ride together at all times.

p.s. -- great conversation with only...
03-10-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,791
Posted By OldsCOOL

I ride alone. Yeaaaaaaah all by myself. You know...

I ride alone. Yeaaaaaaah all by myself. You know when I ride alone, I prefer to be by myself.
03-10-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,791
Posted By Wildwood

Solo rider? Join the crowd. ...

Solo rider?
Join the crowd. :roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:
03-09-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,791
Posted By Digger Goreman

Most of my days are... commuting and the...

Most of my days are... commuting and the occassional odd trip to whatever I fancy. Ride smart and ride free!
03-06-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By 52telecaster

Ty, i love that u do this.

Ty, i love that u do this.
03-05-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By SpeedofLite

50 Years Ago: February 1970 in Bicycling! magazine

Sorry, I was asleep at the wheel and missed posting the Feb 1970 issue last month. So, here you go. There were no Feb issues in 1980 and 1990, so I'm current with those posts.

Articles presented...
03-05-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,693
Posted By DMC707

https://i.imgur.com/2cA29HC.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/2cA29HC.jpg
03-05-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

On one bike I friction shift an 8 speed HG...

On one bike I friction shift an 8 speed HG cassette and on another a 9 speed HG, both with barend shifters, and don't really have any issues. The 9 speed is a close ratio, IIRC 11-24. The 8 speed is...
03-05-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,196
Posted By Machka

I row. I walk, hike and run. I climb flights...

I row.
I walk, hike and run.
I climb flights and flights of stairs.
I go to a Pilates class about once a week.
I've started a "Run Strong" class which teaches running technique.

The last three...
02-29-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Well done lad, well done. ;)

:thumb: Well done lad, well done. ;)
02-29-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By Kilroy1988

So excited... Just purchased a dream frame (Carlton content)

Hello!

I hope everyone is doing well. Today I made a very impulsive purchase on Ebay UK via a seller that I've worked with before named Jon. The advertisement was up for just a couple of hours...
02-24-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By Biker395

PS is awesome much of the year ... but not the...

PS is awesome much of the year ... but not the heat of summer. Oy.
02-24-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By DiabloScott

My folks moved to Palm Desert for a while - they...

My folks moved to Palm Desert for a while - they THOUGHT they were prepared for the heat. But the temperatures and the haboobs and the lack of social activities (other than going to malls) made them...
02-23-20, 03:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By non-fixie

Cool! Early bikes were built by Hugo...

Cool!

Early bikes were built by Hugo Rickert, I've read somewhere. Maybe 63rickert wants to have a look?
02-21-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 744
Posted By davester

That is a well documented problem with roof...

That is a well documented problem with roof racks. Even bare bars left on the roof significantly impact gas mileage, especially on small cars. Don't get me started on rooftop boxes...might as well...
02-21-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 744
Posted By Ex Pres

I had a Thule 2-bike roof rack on my Passat. ...

I had a Thule 2-bike roof rack on my Passat. What bugged me more than anything was losing about 10% gas mileage - even empty (bikes didn't affect it much extra). I had the wind deflector - maybe...
02-21-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,369
Posted By freeranger

Concentrate less on the numbers, be thankful you...

Concentrate less on the numbers, be thankful you can still ride, and concentrate more on enjoying the ride, the company you keep, and what is seen along the way that otherwise might be missed. We...
02-19-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By noobinsf

Sorry to pile on, but I agree that what I see is...

Sorry to pile on, but I agree that what I see is a parts bike. (Nothing wrong with that, btw!)
02-19-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By davester

That's what it looks like to me. "It's dead,...

That's what it looks like to me. "It's dead, Jim".
02-19-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By BFisher

That frame could very well be compromised. Only...

That frame could very well be compromised. Only way to know is in person inspection. With a non-French replacement fork, your headset and stem options increase. But again, be wary of any ripples or...
02-19-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By bikemig

The good news is that you don't need to run a...

The good news is that you don't need to run a fork with a French steering column; you can run one with BSC threading and use an English threaded HS.

The bad news is that fork looks bad. Offer them...
02-13-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 648
Posted By freeranger

I was put on statins a couple of decades ago. Was...

I was put on statins a couple of decades ago. Was prescribed several, and none of them affected any significant change in the numbers. But I did experience side effects with all of them. Don't recall...
02-13-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 648
Posted By alo

Check out: Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for...

Check out: Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease: The Only System Scientifically Proven to Reverse Heart Disease Without Drugs or Surgery
02-13-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 648
Posted By Biker395

What I quibble with is the use of the term "vast...

What I quibble with is the use of the term "vast majority." A significant minority do in fact have issues with them.

Personally, I tried two different kinds and with minimal doses, and I was...
02-13-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 648
Posted By Biker395

"Statins are a linchpin of current approaches to...

"Statins are a linchpin of current approaches to cardiovascular protection: however, AEs of statins are neither vanishingly rare nor of trivial impact. For statins, as for all medications, vigilance...
02-12-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 648
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, "killer' is a very confusing word in modern...

Yes, "killer' is a very confusing word in modern slang. What are your numbers for total, HDL, and LDL? High coronary calcium in long-time very fit endurance athletes is usually not a concern. It's...
02-12-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 648
Posted By BLR

I was on Pravistatin for high Triglycerides. I...

I was on Pravistatin for high Triglycerides. I got to where I couldn't walk without a lot of pain in my knees. I couldn't do steps or stairs any more. I quit taking it, with doctors ok, and was 100%...
02-12-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 648
Posted By Leisesturm

To a hammer all problems look like a nail. To a...

To a hammer all problems look like a nail. To a board certified AMA physician all conditions look like a pill prescription. You have a window of time and opportunity to get a second opinion and...
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