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07-22-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 136
Posted By Bandera

Call when the functional prototype has 10,000...

Call when the functional prototype has 10,000 flawless miles on it and all of your patents have been approved.
Otherwise: It's a combination of Hot Air and yet another answer to a question that no...
07-22-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,828
Posted By Bandera

Should be a best-seller on BF: "How To Turn...

Should be a best-seller on BF:

"How To Turn Real $ into a Big Pile of Un-Wanted Junk: Waste Time, $ & Storage Space in Bike Flipping" by I.M. Canvee

Ch.1: Spend real cash, or borrow $$$, to buy...
07-22-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 866
Posted By Bandera

Here you go: "The rear hub is a flip-flop...

Here you go:
"The rear hub is a flip-flop design, fixed threading on both sides allows the use of fixed or freewheel on either or both sides of the hub."
...
07-22-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,208
Posted By Bandera

Heisenberg was a dismal time trialist, an even...

Heisenberg was a dismal time trialist, an even worse climber and had the no sprint while Kant descended with all of the bike handling skill and elan of an erratic neurotic gerbil.
I'd not want...
07-22-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,828
Posted By Bandera

Fantasy. "Investing" in old bicycles to make a...

Fantasy.
"Investing" in old bicycles to make a "profit"? :twitchy:
Might as well get some hours as a door greeter at Wally-Mart: no wasted time or $ invested, you can stand in the AC and you get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By Bandera

Is that the Tuesday Night City Limits Sign World...

Is that the Tuesday Night City Limits Sign World Championships?

-Bandera
07-21-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 866
Posted By Bandera

Whoops, Typo: WWII. I should wear my glasses and...

Whoops, Typo: WWII. I should wear my glasses and proof read before hitting "send".......Sorry :50:

PS: It was not all "wonderful" to be coached by someone from the old true "Hardman School" of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,970
Posted By Bandera

Shimano. -Bandera

Shimano.

-Bandera
07-21-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 917
Posted By Bandera

Look Delta, still have 4 pairs in service. ...

Look Delta, still have 4 pairs in service.

-Bandera
07-20-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,048
Posted By Bandera

Noting to get over here, I ride as a cyclist and...

Noting to get over here, I ride as a cyclist and leave the sidewalk to pedestrian traffic as designed.
Nothing odd about that.

Is this just to show your solidarity with the rampant narcissistic...
07-20-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,048
Posted By Bandera

Sidewalks are for pedestrians, bicycles being...

Sidewalks are for pedestrians, bicycles being vehicles belong in the roadway or on a MUP.

-Bandera
07-20-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 330
Posted By Bandera

Sorry to say but putting any time, $$$ and effort...

Sorry to say but putting any time, $$$ and effort into a bike that does not fit is a waste of all three regardless of what a "deal" it is.

A machine of that age, even a garage queen, is going to...
07-20-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,518
Posted By Bandera

Really, after Stage 14 today? -Bandera

Really, after Stage 14 today?

-Bandera
07-20-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 866
Posted By Bandera

Sure, the CRC of A aka "The Raleigh Boys" won...

Sure, the CRC of A aka "The Raleigh Boys" won multiple US road championships by John Allis ('74), John Howard ('68,'72,'73,'75). They were is a class by themselves at the time w/ only the Stetina...
07-19-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 866
Posted By Bandera

Thanks, but not really it was just SOP for club...

Thanks, but not really it was just SOP for club riders to strip off the derail drive train and convert to FG for winter base miles "back when".
My 1st coach who had raced on the board tracks...
07-19-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,208
Posted By Bandera

Out of curiosity do you cook a SE Asian cuisine...

Out of curiosity do you cook a SE Asian cuisine for yourself at home?
I know my way around a kitchen fairly well, cook with a variety of spices and herbs at home but was on my back foot trying to...
07-19-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 883
Posted By Bandera

Haven't you ever wanted to tell your bosses to as...

Haven't you ever wanted to tell your bosses to as David Allen Coe put it:
"Take this job and shove it, I ain't workin' here no more"?

When you have real talent you can take it elsewhere.
...
07-19-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,060
Posted By Bandera

Does anyone else remember the social history of...

Does anyone else remember the social history of the period in question when demand for "10 Speed" bikes was extraordinary in the US, labor unrest in the UK was high and well organized while the...
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Bandera

An astoundingly uninformed and hopeless...

An astoundingly uninformed and hopeless aspiration.
As Sponge Bob Square Pants once said:

"Well, good luck with That!"
07-19-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 608
Posted By Bandera

Buy a bike that does not fit me? Never, no...

Buy a bike that does not fit me?
Never, no matter what it is.

-Bandera
07-18-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,208
Posted By Bandera

I eat the same traditional Gulf Coast diet that...

I eat the same traditional Gulf Coast diet that my ancestors have for centuries by cooking most of our own meals at home.
My great grandmother would recognize what we put on the table, and probably...
07-18-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 866
Posted By Bandera

Welcome to the forum. This is my 51st season...

Welcome to the forum.
This is my 51st season riding fixed gear on the road, a traditional activity for club cyclists for the last century or so.
The SS/FG, C&V and Long Distance BF sub-forums have...
07-18-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 894
Posted By Bandera

When the 1st generation of Shimano SIS was...

When the 1st generation of Shimano SIS was installed on the same frames that our team raced in the previous season "ghost shifting" was exorcised.
All of the BS about "I'm so strong I flex this...
07-17-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By Bandera

The relationship that some Pros have with key...

The relationship that some Pros have with key support personnel extends to the GC winning riders having the pull to take the mechanic and soigneur that they trust with them from team to team and stay...
07-17-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By Bandera

World Tour Pro racers are paid to ride their...

World Tour Pro racers are paid to ride their bikes, not work on them.
They have expert mechanics, hardware sponsor techs, soigineurs, cooks, doctors and a host of other support staff to take care of...
07-17-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,368
Posted By Bandera

I wouldn't be surprised if spontaneous civil...

I wouldn't be surprised if spontaneous civil disobedience occurs all over urban areas infested with discarded e-scooters by citizens taking direct action to take back our streets and sidewalks....
07-17-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,405
Posted By Bandera

Yet another C&V gloating Schadenfreude post...

Yet another C&V gloating Schadenfreude post regarding modern hardware that is, as usual, simply Wrong.
Pretending that the current generation of machines in service are somehow failure prone,...
07-17-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 730
Posted By Bandera

The words "Austin" and "cheap" do not belong in...

The words "Austin" and "cheap" do not belong in the same sentence.

-Bandera
07-15-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,959
Posted By Bandera

Nice try, really. Coming back from an injury...

Nice try, really.
Coming back from an injury and still pinning on a number and having at it, regardless of the result, is commendable.

-Bandera
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 920
Posted By Bandera

Since interacting with the sometimes...

Since interacting with the sometimes "interesting" application of The Rules by ABL of A, USCF, NORBA and now USAC officialese I have learned to ask before it mattered.
Perhaps I'm a slow learner....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 920
Posted By Bandera

Let me get this straight: The USAC does not...

Let me get this straight:
The USAC does not enforce UCI rules on the equipment that we use except on some of it, sometimes, in some races.
So, if one has UCI non-compliant equipment that they...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 920
Posted By Bandera

Misleading? It's a UCI rule clear and simple. ...

Misleading? It's a UCI rule clear and simple.
If the OP wants clarification that or any other UCI rule is being enforced at his local USAC events he should ask his local and/or national USAC...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 920
Posted By Bandera

A question that should be directed to the USAC...

A question that should be directed to the USAC for clarification, not me.
If you don't know your local officials here's a handy way to contact the relevant resources.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 920
Posted By Bandera

" When competing, all riders shall wear a jersey...

" When competing, all riders shall wear a jersey with sleeves and a pair of shorts, possibly in
the form of a one-piece skinsuit. By shorts it is understood that these are shorts that come
above...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 920
Posted By Bandera

Pure 41-ism to look for a technical "solution"...

Pure 41-ism to look for a technical "solution" that is banned from competition and won't be produced to solve a host of "problems" that were resolved many decades ago. Want to save watts, make...
07-12-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,533
Posted By Bandera

With the well-fitted skin-suit, aero helmet,...

With the well-fitted skin-suit, aero helmet, shoe-covers and long socks that you always wear and that perfectly honed aerodynamic position the Tuesday Night World Championships are in sight. ;)
...
07-12-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,533
Posted By Bandera

OP: You do shave your legs, of course? ...

OP:

You do shave your legs, of course?
Can't waste those near zero expense Watts:

"The tests showed that shaving the test subject’s legs reduced drag by about seven percent, saving 15 watts at...
07-12-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,533
Posted By Bandera

"Claimed saving of 10 watts from specially...

"Claimed saving of 10 watts from specially treated Dura-Ace chains....
Muc-Off claims over 400 miles in the dry and 250 miles in wet and/or muddy conditions."

...
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By Bandera

Nada, or less. -Bandera

Nada, or less.

-Bandera
07-09-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,139
Posted By Bandera

Apples, of course...... -Bandera

Apples, of course......

-Bandera
07-07-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,144
Posted By Bandera

Not a lot, or in fact any, "driveways" on my...

Not a lot, or in fact any, "driveways" on my local descents that don't have a gate.
If gates are open keep your head up for emerging vehicles and proceed with remaining in firm relaxed control on...
07-07-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,144
Posted By Bandera

Descending on open public roads versus those...

Descending on open public roads versus those closed to race traffic only is a different proposition.
My favorite decreasing radius blind left hand bend on rough chip seal surfaces at the bottom of a...
07-06-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,139
Posted By Bandera

Actually a Lack of Fitness is "the reason" why...

Actually a Lack of Fitness is "the reason" why one gets "exhausted while riding", not the "weight" of the machine and/or stuff carried on it.
More saddle-time is required for Endurance, for which...
07-05-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,139
Posted By Bandera

I'm still sticking with: No. -Bandera

I'm still sticking with: No.

-Bandera
Replies: 15
Views: 1,138
Posted By Bandera

How much continual fixed gear seat-time do you...

How much continual fixed gear seat-time do you have on the bike? Hopefully hours back to back in terrain similar to what you are going to ride.
I've found riding FG centuries to be relentless.
Hour...
07-04-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,139
Posted By Bandera

No.

No.
07-03-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,805
Posted By Bandera

Yet another Ignore: gringomojado Obvious Troll...

Yet another Ignore: gringomojado
Obvious Troll thread.

edit: Found that other lost Sock.

-Bandera
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By Bandera

The day after a minor get-off, much less a crash...

The day after a minor get-off, much less a crash into a vehicle bad enough to trash a helmet, is likely to hurt a good bit w/ a possible concussion in any helmet destroying event.
All of the "get...
07-02-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,778
Posted By Bandera

Plato's Euthydemus: Worth a careful read for all...

Plato's Euthydemus: Worth a careful read for all Eristic BF Sophists.

-Bandera
07-02-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,243
Posted By Bandera

This thread makes me appreciate the great coaches...

This thread makes me appreciate the great coaches that I had early on whose instruction goes with me on every ride that I take decades on.
Same for Dr. Ed Burke & Eddie B. who encouraged mentoring...
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