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10-18-19, 05:41 PM
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Posted By Lemond1985

Nice presentation, this guy could teach a class...

Nice presentation, this guy could teach a class in making a fairly nondescript bike (though nice) seem like something very very special. From a sales perspective, he really milks every possible...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 894
Views: 17,639
Posted By Lemond1985

Yeah, but a small change in the angle of your...

Yeah, but a small change in the angle of your ankle flex, at the bottom of the pedal stroke, can throw everything off substantially. Something to consider.
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By Lemond1985

Did yours have the flared seat tube down near the...

Did yours have the flared seat tube down near the BB? I thought that was a cool feature of my PDG 5.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,256
Posted By Lemond1985

... along with bucket seats, an e-cigarette...

... along with bucket seats, an e-cigarette charger, curb feelers, pointy tail lights, and a horn that plays "La Cucaracha". :)
10-18-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 376
Posted By Lemond1985

Sad.

Sad.
10-17-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17,888
Views: 2,805,186
Posted By Lemond1985

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Commuting
10-17-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 980
Posted By Lemond1985

Allow me to serve up some Ebay spam for a...

Allow me to serve up some Ebay spam for a somewhat similar product, these look fun. I think Cinelli made the original ones:
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10-17-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,244
Posted By Lemond1985

Planning becomes instinct. I don't mind falling...

Planning becomes instinct. I don't mind falling down every now and then, the only thing bad about falling down, is when you fall down, and get hurt doing it. If you aren't hurt, no harm no foul. I...
10-17-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,333
Posted By Lemond1985

You would have to have reason to know the bike...

You would have to have reason to know the bike was stolen. A person paying full fair market value, under circumstances not hinting at anything shady, ought to be protected from prosecution, I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,256
Posted By Lemond1985

“I don't hate them...I just feel better when...

“I don't hate them...I just feel better when they're not around.”

Charles Bukowski, from Barfly
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 894
Views: 17,639
Posted By Lemond1985

And telemarketers almost never leave messages, so...

And telemarketers almost never leave messages, so that eliminates them.

What gets me is having to change my phone habits so radically, and even buy a second phone line just to take 99% bogus calls...
10-17-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,244
Posted By Lemond1985

So people who have had these kinds of crashes, is...

So people who have had these kinds of crashes, is tucking in your chin a credited strategy? That's how I plan my falls / crashes, as close to a tuck and roll as I can manage, and arms in as much as...
Forum: Foo
10-17-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12,969
Views: 742,566
Posted By Lemond1985

Asks strangers at pubs, "Is your wife into...

Asks strangers at pubs, "Is your wife into 'sporking'? She enjoys it, does she?"

http://www.morethings.com/fan/monty_python/nudge-nudge-monty-python-100.jpg
10-17-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By Lemond1985

Some people have had good luck with using boat...

Some people have had good luck with using boat paint, since it's designed to resist intense sunlight, salt water, wind, rain, etc. I have not tried it myself yet, but see no reason why it would not...
Forum: Foo
10-17-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By Lemond1985

Beavis and Butthead watch Tool's first video,...

Beavis and Butthead watch Tool's first video, "Sober" @50 seconds: :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPxDX0QMK_0
Forum: Foo
10-17-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,088
Posted By Lemond1985

A List of American Standards Would be Incomplete Without This Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI3QVsW30j0
10-16-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,333
Posted By Lemond1985

I deliberately took that factor out, so there...

I deliberately took that factor out, so there would be no decision left other than what to do, hand it over, stand your ground, whatever. Because proving ownership would be next to impossible without...
10-16-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17,888
Views: 2,805,186
Posted By Lemond1985

Sloppy medical tape with sloppy gold paint?

Sloppy medical tape with sloppy gold paint?
10-16-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,333
Posted By Lemond1985

What are their BF handles? They sound familiar....

What are their BF handles? They sound familiar. :D

One time I had some hoboes that were sitting under some trees along the railroad tracks yell to me "get a job". I ignored them as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,608
Posted By Lemond1985

Coleman Valley Road looks awesome, from the...

Coleman Valley Road looks awesome, from the description below, I'd like to try it sometime. Much steeper than Mt Tamapais. which is also awesome and in the area.
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10-16-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,207
Posted By Lemond1985

^^^ Tried it many times, various different...

^^^ Tried it many times, various different commands, dogs universally ignore me. And I think I know why.

I hate to state the obvious, but what is a trained dog doing running out in the road...
10-16-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,285
Posted By Lemond1985

He just didn't look much like a cyclist to me....

He just didn't look much like a cyclist to me. Usually these shoes are better when the producers try to have a host with at least some experience in the sport which they are so authoritatively...
10-16-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,333
Posted By Lemond1985

I've had about 4-5 bikes stolen over the years...

I've had about 4-5 bikes stolen over the years (don't want any of 'em back, FWIW). One of them was stolen, recovered, and then stolen again. None were locked up, so I learned my lesson eventually,...
10-16-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,333
Posted By Lemond1985

"Hey, That's MY Bike!!!"

Inspired by this post: https://www.bikeforums.net/21165558-post52391.html

Let's say you're riding around on one of your favorite bikes that you bought used on Ebay or CL, and stranger tells you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,256
Posted By Lemond1985

Well, so are people in cars. But at least people...

Well, so are people in cars. But at least people in cars don't try to pretend they're athletes by disguising their cars as bicycles when they're not, and then having the gall to demand the same...
10-16-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 17,888
Views: 2,805,186
Posted By Lemond1985

"The rug really ties the room together."

"The rug really ties the room together."
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,152
Posted By Lemond1985

Very calming place. That first shot with the...

Very calming place. That first shot with the horses looks like it's probably close to the spot where this famous scene from the ending of Planet of the Apes (Spoiler alert!) was filmed:
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Forum: Foo
10-16-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 837
Posted By Lemond1985

I take it you have seen A Man Called Horse where...

I take it you have seen A Man Called Horse where the Indians string up Richard Harris like that? I suspect Harris actually enjoyed doing that scene. :D
10-16-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,043
Posted By Lemond1985

All the more reason to ride with a video camera,...

All the more reason to ride with a video camera, and not let this guy go home after hitting you, and peel all those stickers off to destroy the evidence.
10-16-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,510
Posted By Lemond1985

Rotten name though, it sounds like a small cheap...

Rotten name though, it sounds like a small cheap economy car. How about renaming it "Shimano Echelon"? Or a Hispanicized name like "Shimano Camino". Who are these guys paying to name their groupsets...
10-16-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,954
Posted By Lemond1985

... and leave the clear cellophane in place, no...

... and leave the clear cellophane in place, no point in tearing the patch off while removing it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 894
Views: 17,639
Posted By Lemond1985

Yeah, those Arizona winters are tough. :D

Yeah, those Arizona winters are tough. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 857
Views: 81,354
Posted By Lemond1985

"Barry White, ladies and gentlemen, Barry White....

"Barry White, ladies and gentlemen, Barry White. Let's hear it for the man." :D
10-16-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7,513
Views: 2,027,742
Posted By Lemond1985

$125 bucks? Ouch! Looks quite nice though. ...

$125 bucks? Ouch! Looks quite nice though.



Here's a cheap solution for that, I have 3 of these. They will also hold a small frame pump.
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10-16-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,244
Posted By Lemond1985

OP is this the road? ...

OP is this the road?

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1197x701/walters_1173170aa6604ec9adaf1ed9e944dacfba09ce59.png

I miss riding in this area, the roads really are...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,268
Posted By Lemond1985

Sad but true. I feel sorry for most sellers these...

Sad but true. I feel sorry for most sellers these days, but then that's why I'm not one of them. I don't know if there was ever a time you could make decent money flipping bikes, but it sure isn't...
10-16-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,352
Posted By Lemond1985

Yep, you want your best, most compelling stuff...

Yep, you want your best, most compelling stuff right at the beginning, use that to hook your viewer. Because if you save it for last, the viewer may no longer be around to see it. Maybe have...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,152
Posted By Lemond1985

I have a ride where the road follows a river up...

I have a ride where the road follows a river up through a canyon. There are several places along the road where, about 3-4 inches to the right of the white "fog line" on the edge of the road, the...
10-15-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,244
Posted By Lemond1985

Let's not forget how tough cyclists are when it...

Let's not forget how tough cyclists are when it comes to crashes. That incident probably would have killed most average non-cycling people. Congrats OP, on surviving. You won't forget the lessons...
10-15-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 44,929
Posted By Lemond1985

Seriously under-appreciated thread. OP has quite...

Seriously under-appreciated thread. OP has quite an eye for carnage and for cheesecake. Some of the pics are just too much, like this one:
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10-15-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,011
Posted By Lemond1985

Reminds me of one of the classic "Pineapple Bob"...

Reminds me of one of the classic "Pineapple Bob" ads that Bridgestone did back in the 90's.
10-15-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 52,451
Views: 7,079,158
Posted By Lemond1985

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10-15-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17,888
Views: 2,805,186
Posted By Lemond1985

Yeah, following most vehicle laws is considered...

Yeah, following most vehicle laws is considered "optional" these days, especially in California. But people still fear being sued ...
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,919
Posted By Lemond1985

Yeah, my pet peeve are those dumb movies that...

Yeah, my pet peeve are those dumb movies that have to tell you the story backwards, through flashbacks, in order to seem artsy. Write a decent script and you won't need those kinds of gimmicks. :(
10-15-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 20,382
Posted By Lemond1985

"We but mirror the world. All the tendencies...

"We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man...
10-15-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 52,451
Views: 7,079,158
Posted By Lemond1985

Well, that's why I'm posting it, and not burning...

Well, that's why I'm posting it, and not burning rubber towards Fresno to buy it. I agree about the parts, I personally would junk most of them in favor of something usable. So to me, this bike is...
10-15-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 52,451
Views: 7,079,158
Posted By Lemond1985

Probably the latter, since he has the Vitus...

Probably the latter, since he has the Vitus Guercotti priced at $300, and Colnago for 200.
10-15-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,011
Posted By Lemond1985

What's with all the carbon bikes? This is not the...

What's with all the carbon bikes? This is not the Tour de France. I always thought steel to be the much better, even logical choice for gravel, but it appears that I (and the OP) are in the minority....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By Lemond1985

It's Ricky Ricardo talk, if I'm not mistaken....

It's Ricky Ricardo talk, if I'm not mistaken. Also it sounds vaguely like flatulence, it's a fun word. For those two reasons. it's probably next on the list to get banned. :(
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,256
Posted By Lemond1985

I've seen much cleaner drive trains ... here. You...

I've seen much cleaner drive trains ... here. You would think such a radical design would warrant a straight block cassette, but apparently not.
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