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Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,227
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
06-23-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 521
Posted By Bandera

No, you are not "Sorry" that is disingenuous and...

No, you are not "Sorry" that is disingenuous and really pretty weak.
If you are intent to "go out of my way" to post Spoilers have at it.
See Post #1...
06-23-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 521
Posted By Bandera

Oddly enough I don't feel entitled to not have...

Oddly enough I don't feel entitled to not have Spoilers in Titles pop up in "New Posts".
It's important for the world wide Bike Forums community operating in different time zones to have members...
06-23-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 521
Posted By Bandera

I am astonished that you do and will look forward...

I am astonished that you do and will look forward to stumbling over your deeply insightful spoilers.

-Bandera
06-23-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 521
Posted By Bandera

Posts with specificity in titles from the sub...

Posts with specificity in titles from the sub forum "Professional Cycling For the Fans (https://www.bikeforums.net/professional-cycling-fans/)" will pop up in "New Posts" Spoiling the events and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,227
Posted By Bandera

OP: Congratulations. This is among the most...

OP: Congratulations. This is among the most muddled and pointless BF threads ever, and that took some doing.

-Bandera
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,227
Posted By Bandera

Or you mind your own business and ride your own...

Or you mind your own business and ride your own ride.

-Bandera
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,227
Posted By Bandera

1) Anyone who passes me can only be "doing it so...

1) Anyone who passes me can only be "doing it so wrong" for a fact after all, well done. :thumb:

B) I'd not put universal full faith and confidence in selecting slow riders for knowing fitting and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,227
Posted By Bandera

Having never been so presumptions as to give...

Having never been so presumptions as to give unsolicited coaching advice to complete strangers who looks like they need it, but are those folks who pass you, but really are not doing it right, what...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,227
Posted By Bandera

Never. -Bandera

Never.

-Bandera
06-21-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,715
Posted By Bandera

We're good. -Bandera

We're good.

-Bandera
Forum: Foo
06-20-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,419
Posted By Bandera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g05BNbY7_U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g05BNbY7_U
06-20-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By Bandera

Are you planning on dressing like a pirate to...

Are you planning on dressing like a pirate to stand around in a Hooters parking lot discussing how "loud pipes save lives", doing a track day or a multi-day road trip?
Requirements differ for each,...
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Bandera

My 1st cycling coach was 100% correct when he...

My 1st cycling coach was 100% correct when he said:
"No one wants to do the work that will do them the most good to get the balance that they need to be complete competitive cyclists."

Sprinters...
06-19-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,715
Posted By Bandera

Wow, another excuse for butting in with...

Wow, another excuse for butting in with pseudo-psychological twaddle, sanctimonious tut-tutting and failed mind reading by the self appointed LCF Politically Correct Thought Police.

Did you miss:...
06-19-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 919
Posted By Bandera

No such thing as concerns about "extreme combos"...

No such thing as concerns about "extreme combos" when one only has a single chain-ring and cog, although getting chain-line correct is quite important on a fixed gear as is chain tension.

-Bandera
06-19-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 744
Posted By Bandera

Clearly we are not viewing these failures in...

Clearly we are not viewing these failures in service in the correct reverent C&V Luddite revisionist rose-tinted view of old tech which being "metal" and made by Campagnolo was both a Holy Icon and...
06-19-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 744
Posted By Bandera

It's not 1969 anymore, fortunately. ...

It's not 1969 anymore, fortunately.

Hardware, especially lightweight equipment designed for racing, fails in service at some point and needs to be replaced.
Remember the Campag drive-side...
06-18-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,176
Posted By Bandera

Path-a-letes, serious stuff there....... ...

Path-a-letes, serious stuff there.......

-Bandera
06-18-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 919
Posted By Bandera

I am thrilled to "learn" this, but the "marginal...

I am thrilled to "learn" this, but the "marginal gains" from riding the traditional 50 or 48 X 18 for the last 50 years could mean that I got home for lunch today a few seconds before my theoretical...
06-18-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 785
Posted By Bandera

"Back when" there was a new guy in the club who...

"Back when" there was a new guy in the club who fancied himself an Expert on the TT and endlessly slagged on and on about how we simply had no clue on how to set-up for the event.
Considering that...
06-18-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 919
Posted By Bandera

It's a relatively old sport with terminology...

It's a relatively old sport with terminology going back a ways, but still very useful.

"Gear inches' is actually the diameter in inches of the drive wheel of a penny-farthing...
06-18-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 919
Posted By Bandera

Do you mean Pea-Products International makers of...

Do you mean Pea-Products International makers of "Placebo Bearings" and "Wonder Lube"?

-Bandera
06-18-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 919
Posted By Bandera

Not being descended form The Princess Who Could...

Not being descended form The Princess Who Could Not Abide the Pea, as some BF members seem to be, I freely admit that if someone altered my FG with a different sized chairing and cog that produced my...
06-17-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 919
Posted By Bandera

No

No
06-17-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,045
Posted By Bandera

Have you ridden the Mel Brooks "Blazing Saddle"? ...

Have you ridden the Mel Brooks "Blazing Saddle"?

-Bandera
06-17-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,070
Posted By Bandera

Thumbs up Anyone who hasn't been through a big check on a...

Anyone who hasn't been through a big check on a potential major health issue has no idea of how much of a mental load one gets put under waiting for "the results".
Huge win for you on "Good to Go!",...
06-17-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By Bandera

Trouser Clips, the old school solution for many...

Trouser Clips, the old school solution for many decades, actually work to keep pants legs from getting to fouled on chain & chain-rings.
C&V "guards" on the outer chain-ring, not so much.
...
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By Bandera

I find that it's easier to get the final cone...

I find that it's easier to get the final cone adjustments "just right" when overhauling hubs that are still built up as wheels.
I'd cut spokes or dismantle after the overhaul to clean and polish the...
06-16-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,888
Posted By Bandera

Of course you did. -Bandera

Of course you did.

-Bandera
06-16-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,070
Posted By Bandera

Sounds like you are Good to Go for the Castoville...

Sounds like you are Good to Go for the Castoville TT at the end of the month.
Have a great race!

-Bandera
Forum: Touring
06-16-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By Bandera

This is a path very well trodden. Carradice...

This is a path very well trodden.
Carradice "Bagman" and similar supports to keep a C-bag from swaying and clear of the tire have been available for decades, the Millar support on my Internat'l is...
06-16-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Bandera

No.

No.
Forum: Foo
06-16-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,389
Posted By Bandera

Devolution? Get Some: ...

Devolution?
Get Some:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_QLzthSkfM
Forum: Foo
06-16-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,389
Posted By Bandera

Nope, and no formal "Parlor" closed off for all...

Nope, and no formal "Parlor" closed off for all but special guests w/ plastic covering the upholstered furniture for 362 days per year like grandmother had.
A crazy idea but we thought that the...
Forum: Foo
06-16-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,389
Posted By Bandera

Yep, we have a covered patio connected to the...

Yep, we have a covered patio connected to the indoor kitchen that serves double duty as an outdoor kitchen/lounge and gets lots of use year 'round.
With propane & charcoal grills and the highly...
Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,389
Posted By Bandera

With an modern open floor plan home like ours...

With an modern open floor plan home like ours there is no "dining room".
We cook most of my own meals for ourselves, family and friends and we sit down to eat at the kitchen table together, mostly....
06-15-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,059
Posted By Bandera

Posting on an inter-web forum about the incident...

Posting on an inter-web forum about the incident is "worth your time" but lodging a complaint with the business using the e-bike delivery service that "ran you off the road" isn't "worth your time"?...
06-14-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,631
Posted By Bandera

In this electron microscope video taken of the...

In this electron microscope video taken of the interaction of molecules of Phil Wood grease around a single loose ball bearing in a re-built 1970's English Sugino MW-68 bottom bracket we can see how...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,050
Posted By Bandera

Coming from many years in a Business dress...

Coming from many years in a Business dress environment I think you'll find that the cut and materials of dress pants are as suitable to cycle commuting as wearing the suit-coat and tie that completes...
06-13-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,645
Posted By Bandera

Yep, I found that by just politely sliding out of...

Yep, I found that by just politely sliding out of conversations by well meaning associates who are being nice and supportive about what they think you are doing serves both parties well.
Cycling as...
06-13-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,645
Posted By Bandera

I worked for and with "Golf Bores" for many years...

I worked for and with "Golf Bores" for many years and didn't reply to the "What did you do this weekend" non-question beyond a brief polite non-insider-cyclist response, no point in adding to the...
06-13-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,715
Posted By Bandera

Goals to ride the bike are good, "commitments"...

Goals to ride the bike are good, "commitments" are for something serious instead.
Good luck with that, have fun and use common sense.
How bad could that be, and you won't need a Hair-Shirt but full...
06-13-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,715
Posted By Bandera

No, although I have commuted a good many miles...

No, although I have commuted a good many miles over decades by bicycle I live in the real world where such "commitments" are just simply hair-shirted nonsense.
Why not just ride when practical and...
06-13-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,631
Posted By Bandera

Let's ask Sheldon & Jobst if those angels dancing...

Let's ask Sheldon & Jobst if those angels dancing on the heads of pins are wearing ballet slippers or tap shoes.....
Same irrelevance regarding "performance" as the "caged vs loose" bearings in a...
06-12-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By Bandera

The Nottingham Raleigh standard was 26 TPI, not...

The Nottingham Raleigh standard was 26 TPI, not 24 TPI:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/raleigh26.html
06-12-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,676
Posted By Bandera

Sure they have, it's where they sit and drink...

Sure they have, it's where they sit and drink warm draft PBR from happy hour priced pitchers while texting to the person on the next bar stool.

-Bandera
06-12-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,631
Posted By Bandera

Probably, but they can look around to see how...

Probably, but they can look around to see how many angels are currently dancing on the heads of pins.....

-Bandera
06-11-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,631
Posted By Bandera

No there is not, but I've never seen a Japanese...

No there is not, but I've never seen a Japanese OEM BB from the '60's onward w/ loose bearings.
Used I'd be very careful to get the bearing size/number correct.

-Bandera
06-11-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,676
Posted By Bandera

If Sheldon Brown used it then it is properly part...

If Sheldon Brown used it then it is properly part of the cycling lexicon except apparently for the Period Correct Grammar Police, an utterly irrelevant coterie of snobs and dilettantes much given to...
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