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Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,952
Posted By bpcyclist

**********?? But thanks for the reassurance,...

**********??
But thanks for the reassurance, that, I do appreciate.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,952
Posted By bpcyclist

Do you think that is commonplace? Is it?

Do you think that is commonplace? Is it?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,952
Posted By bpcyclist

No idea about any of this, but I would not be...

No idea about any of this, but I would not be especially happy if I were one of those LBS's, competing directly/indirectly with "my" own manufacturer(s).
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,952
Posted By bpcyclist

Hmm. Well, I have read this four times now (but I...

Hmm. Well, I have read this four times now (but I am sure you doubt my honesty) and I am still confused by it. You seem to have written a perfect circle. But thank you for replying, all the same.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,952
Posted By bpcyclist

Yes. Absolutely. I have no idea where the split...

Yes. Absolutely. I have no idea where the split of profits is between LBS and mfr. on a $10K bike, as I say. No idea whatsoever. But if you are correct about all this, then this model that Canyon is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,952
Posted By bpcyclist

So, if I am in Boise, the bike actually comes...

So, if I am in Boise, the bike actually comes from CA? And then, if there is an issue, it goes back to CA, not to the EU? See, that is very helpful information. Thank you!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,952
Posted By bpcyclist

You quite clearly have no idea what gaslighting...

You quite clearly have no idea what gaslighting actually is, which is very hard to do in today's America...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,952
Posted By bpcyclist

I have always found it helpful and compelling...

I have always found it helpful and compelling when other human beings inform me what my feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and experiences are and have been--and also what the relative value of all those...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,952
Posted By bpcyclist

Wow. Thanks very much for telling me what it's...

Wow. Thanks very much for telling me what it's all about. Good to know.

You and I have very different views and beliefs about community businesses. I make it a point to support all kinds of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,952
Posted By bpcyclist

Why are those particular bikes marked up so much,...

Why are those particular bikes marked up so much, in your opinion? Wouldn't they sell a bunch more of them if they are 5500 bucks instead of $12K? I am never going to spend 10 grand on a bicycle....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,952
Posted By bpcyclist

How Much Damage Does Canyon Do To LBS's?

Hey, guys. So, I have noted with some personal alarm the increasing adoration bestowed upon Canyon by many prospective and actual buyers. I will admit that I have purchased one bike online (from...
04-09-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,676
Posted By bpcyclist

My current favorite. ...

My current favorite.

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04-09-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,624
Views: 120,938
Posted By bpcyclist

101 delightful miles--first short sleeved ride of...

101 delightful miles--first short sleeved ride of the year...
Replies: 37
Views: 3,972
Posted By bpcyclist

Okay, I am going to do this, since my July trip...

Okay, I am going to do this, since my July trip is almost certainly going to be nixed. So, today, did 101 miles in lovely, 72-degree weather. First short sleeve ride of the year. Did this trail we...
04-08-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 93,275
Posted By bpcyclist

Not sure what this was. It is across the street...

Not sure what this was. It is across the street from Precision Castparts, so, maybe it's an old, early building from them Dunno.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By bpcyclist

I don't ride SPDs, but don't they have a way to...

I don't ride SPDs, but don't they have a way to change the angle of the cleat as it interfaces with the pedal? Why not play with that a bit until it feels right?
Replies: 258
Views: 47,695
Posted By bpcyclist

1978, purple UniVega. Beautiful, brand-new bike....

1978, purple UniVega. Beautiful, brand-new bike. Central Washington, near Ellensburg, WA. Hotter than Hades. Lotta fun.
04-06-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By bpcyclist

Also, check that shoe is not hitting a cable....

Also, check that shoe is not hitting a cable. Check seatpost/saddle and headset. Also, QRs. And shoes--cleat/shoe interface and the bolts.
04-06-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,261
Posted By bpcyclist

Thanks, yeah, I would say I have maybe 7ish...

Thanks, yeah, I would say I have maybe 7ish positive interactions with other drivers/riders for every one negative one, give or take.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By bpcyclist

Having some illness related issues but forced...

Having some illness related issues but forced myself out to do 50 yesterday. Mid-40s and pouring the whole way. Saw maybe 10 people the entire time. Bizarre. Hands were so cold when I finished that I...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,711
Posted By bpcyclist

My pal just bought one of those fancy and very...

My pal just bought one of those fancy and very expensive Specialized Turbo Creo thingys with Di2, He has been healing up from hip replacement surgery and absolutely loves it!!!
04-05-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,867
Posted By bpcyclist

The most dangerous thing for me is inattentive...

The most dangerous thing for me is inattentive owners plus doggies. That leash can potentially put me on the ground, if handled wrong. I worry quite a bit about this.
04-05-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By bpcyclist

I assume the bike theft problem is just as bad in...

I assume the bike theft problem is just as bad in London as it is here. If that is the case, just remember, any lock will be defeated, given enough time and commitment by the thieves. I keep mine...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,209
Posted By bpcyclist

Kidding aside, another road bike rider who was...

Kidding aside, another road bike rider who was actually pretty darn fast ans I were just completely blown by the other night by a woman on a mountain bike. She was hardly even breathing...
04-03-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 31,785
Posted By bpcyclist

Hadn't seen it--thanks a bunch!!

Hadn't seen it--thanks a bunch!!
04-02-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,399
Posted By bpcyclist

What do you think happened here, exactly?

What do you think happened here, exactly?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By bpcyclist

Wasn't there some kind of sidewall puncture issue...

Wasn't there some kind of sidewall puncture issue with the 5000s, or id I make that up?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 388,756
Posted By bpcyclist

It has certainly never been like that when I have...

It has certainly never been like that when I have been there...
04-02-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,399
Posted By bpcyclist

As I have briefly mentioned elsewhere on this...

As I have briefly mentioned elsewhere on this forum before, I learned not terribly long ago from one of my insurance agents that one repository of quite a bit of information about super...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By bpcyclist

Taking Recs On Summer Tires

Hey, guys. So, in the wet months here, road are awful, like many places, and I do not enjoy changing tires in the pouring rain. So, I ride Hardshells in the winter--problem solved. Have not gone...
04-01-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,261
Posted By bpcyclist

AHA!!!!!!!! Yes! I DID!!!!!!!! But I admit that...

AHA!!!!!!!! Yes! I DID!!!!!!!! But I admit that was primarily to give more options in case he pulled out a Glock...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 338,269
Posted By bpcyclist

What is that frame? I can't quite make it out.

What is that frame? I can't quite make it out.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,398
Posted By bpcyclist

Why not try something a bit more off the beaten...

Why not try something a bit more off the beaten path? Bianchi? Pinarello? Something not everyone has? Just a thought...
03-31-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 93,275
Posted By bpcyclist

Okay. I am declaring this and you the winner....

Okay. I am declaring this and you the winner. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Next mission, then******************************???
03-31-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 93,275
Posted By bpcyclist

Actually, maybe some one else should come up with...

Actually, maybe some one else should come up with this mission.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,398
Posted By bpcyclist

How many hours max do you see yourself being in...

How many hours max do you see yourself being in the saddle on this bike? What about average time in the saddle?
03-31-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 93,275
Posted By bpcyclist

Well, sorry, guys!!!!

Well, sorry, guys!!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By bpcyclist

I ride a pretty nice black BMC, but they...

I ride a pretty nice black BMC, but they destroyed it by using white decals.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,578
Posted By bpcyclist

But is that improved experience worth the roughly...

But is that improved experience worth the roughly $1000 cost of upgrading from mech. Ultegra (or whatever), in your view? That is a fair amount of money for , say, wheels or a new power meter or I...
03-30-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,261
Posted By bpcyclist

Thanks, jppe--I appreciate it. Thankfully, I was...

Thanks, jppe--I appreciate it. Thankfully, I was able to turn it around on the back portion of the ride with a whole bunch of very friendly and socially appropriate runners and cyclists, so, faith...
03-30-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,261
Posted By bpcyclist

I completely agree with all of this, though I...

I completely agree with all of this, though I confess to not having employed the rocket launcher technique--yet...
03-30-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 93,275
Posted By bpcyclist

Ah--okay, great. New mission is the bike with any...

Ah--okay, great. New mission is the bike with any variety of deciduous azalea currently in bloom. If you are not familiar with these, just google it and you will see how they look different than the...
03-30-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By bpcyclist

Ah--got it. Rims are just fairly lightweight...

Ah--got it. Rims are just fairly lightweight aluminum, but thank you.
03-30-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,261
Posted By bpcyclist

That's a good thought--had not considered that....

That's a good thought--had not considered that. On the other hand, he was coming from our industrial district. Maybe he was just laid off...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By bpcyclist

Love the look of that Tarmac--beautiful. ...

Love the look of that Tarmac--beautiful.

What is lacking in the Tarmac? What is it not doing for you? Are you hoping/looking for a more aggressive geometry for some reason?
03-30-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,701
Posted By bpcyclist

I would still send them a note via their...

I would still send them a note via their on-website contact window. They will get back with you quickly. If you think they should just replace the whole light, just ask them to do it. I have never in...
03-29-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By bpcyclist

Welp, thanks a ton, guys. I learned something...

Welp, thanks a ton, guys. I learned something today. I have been riding CF bikes for tenish years or so, but I had not idea they could flex so much that they could induce brake rub (mine is in the...
03-29-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,261
Posted By bpcyclist

Yes. That is exactly correct. I was in the right...

Yes. That is exactly correct. I was in the right half of the big, green box.
03-29-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,261
Posted By bpcyclist

Excellent insight. And sort of the whole point of...

Excellent insight. And sort of the whole point of the post was that I, in fact, never, ever, ever engage with these kinds of people. Never. But today,for whatever set of reasons or non-reasons, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By bpcyclist

It's an old Italian neighborhood just outside...

It's an old Italian neighborhood just outside Salt Lake...
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