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07-19-19, 03:09 PM
07-18-19, 02:08 PM
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Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Try not, do! :lol: Do they have a ride in...

Try not, do! :lol:

Do they have a ride in So. Cal.? The SF to LA Ride is too long for me at this point (can't afford all the time off.)
07-17-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Standard mounting for the rear brakes would make...

Standard mounting for the rear brakes would make it easier for team mechanics to adjust them on the fly during a race.
07-17-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,911
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Donít you know, CF bikes are the new airbags.

Donít you know, CF bikes are the new airbags.
07-17-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,911
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

You understand that it was the team car, running...

You understand that it was the team car, running over the bike, that caused it to break as it did, right?

Just checking.

It is OK if people don’t like CF bikes, they are not for everyone. But...
07-17-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I thought that Goof Off was what I do on days...

I thought that Goof Off was what I do on days when I have nothing to do. ;)
07-17-19, 01:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Have you tried Goo Gone?

Have you tried Goo Gone?
07-16-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,380
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

People are so touchy here. :rolleyes:

People are so touchy here. :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,239
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

You forgot Bianchi.

You forgot Bianchi.
07-16-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,334
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

The future is here. Does that rule apply to...

The future is here.

Does that rule apply to e-bikes as well? It should.
07-16-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,334
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

There is something sad about that picture, the...

There is something sad about that picture, the little bot, like a kid, waiting until it is safe to cross the street.

There will be a bot in your future. My son teaches robotics and is the coach of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

My small collection will attest to that.

My small collection will attest to that.
07-15-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,111
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Does my Cannondale qualify as a vintage mountain...

Does my Cannondale qualify as a vintage mountain bike. Iíve owned it since new. It is a solid, comfortable ride. 👍

Before the ĎDale I owned a Parkpree. Pretty amazing bike, especially considering...
07-15-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,960
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Stealing from the client trust fund account is...

Stealing from the client trust fund account is the #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) sin in California, followed closely by #2...
07-15-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,362
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

You can hear the frame snap as the car runs over...

You can hear the frame snap as the car runs over it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 9,473
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I once owned a Litespeed Classic. It was a very...

I once owned a Litespeed Classic. It was a very nice bike; I sold it because it didn’t fit me quite right (I bought it used).

I wouldn’t get rid of a nice Ti bike just to get disc brakes. Lots of...
07-13-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,035
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I like that analogy. I have a Garmin Edge...

I like that analogy.

I have a Garmin Edge 520 Plus. It can sometimes be a PITA, but it works for me.
07-13-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,960
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Agreed. BTW, it will take much more than...

Agreed.

BTW, it will take much more than this outburst to get a lawyer disbarred.
07-13-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,960
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I live and ride in So. Cal. In over 30 years of...

I live and ride in So. Cal. In over 30 years of riding Iíve never had an issue with a BMW or. Benz driver.

OTOH, Iíve had issues with Mr. fat tub of lard driving a jacked up truck, or the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

We are a brotherhood, of sorts. So we come here...

We are a brotherhood, of sorts. So we come here seeking answers, from our brothers and sisters, for our common questions.

BTW, I had the same question and was not able to find the answer in...
07-12-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,851
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I am in my 60s and, like you, I accept the fact...

I am in my 60s and, like you, I accept the fact that I now have less life to live than when I was 17.

Dying is not my worry, once you are dead you are dead and thatís pretty much the end,...
07-10-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,552
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I am with your friend on this.

I am with your friend on this.
07-10-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,451
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

We could ALL benefit from history's lessons.

We could ALL benefit from history's lessons.
07-10-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,451
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

You have a problem with reading comprehension....

You have a problem with reading comprehension. Too bad, this could have been an interesting discussion; instead it is just boring posturing and virtue signaling. <YAWNS>

Good luck with that.
07-10-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,451
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Yes I am. Cycling, and most other sports, have a...

Yes I am. Cycling, and most other sports, have a rich history of doping.

You can do all the gnashing of teeth and hand wringing that you want; history, however, cannot be changed.
07-10-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,451
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Your comment is lacking in logic and, well, I...

Your comment is lacking in logic and, well, I will leave the rest to your imagination.

If you directed that remark at me and at my comments I will tell you this: I will stack my moral values and...
07-10-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,451
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

At age 30, my oldest daughter was diagnosed with...

At age 30, my oldest daughter was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer.

She battled cancer like an athlete training for the Olympics.

Having survived cancer and having...
07-10-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,451
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I gladly pay the $55/year fee. It allows me to...

I gladly pay the $55/year fee. It allows me to watch many of the Spring classics that are not otherwise covered.

Plus, and this is a big plus for me, no annoying commercials for products that I...
07-09-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,234
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

The 240 series Volvo wagons are great. A friend...

The 240 series Volvo wagons are great. A friend of mine had one and the rear cargo area could swallow huge loads of cargo. They were a bit underpowered, which was always a problem in So....
07-09-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,234
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thanks Kent. I appreciate your sentiments. ...

Thanks Kent. I appreciate your sentiments.

It was a sickening feeling, but the passage of time helps.

What kind of s/w do you have? I love s/w. When we arrived to the US, my Dad bought a 1967...
07-09-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,645
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Your mileage, as they say, will vary. When I...

Your mileage, as they say, will vary.

When I returned to cycling after a 10 year hiatus I had a hard time even doing 6 or mile rides.

Now I regularly ride 60+ miles with lots of climbing. As...
07-08-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,234
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

This explains the problem better than I could. ...

This explains the problem better than I could.

As a PSA, if you have a Thule T2 Pro XT rack, do yourself a favor and read through the content below. The more I read about this issue the angrier I...
07-08-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,234
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

No, that’s not it. The T2 Pro XT does not...

No, that’s not it.

The T2 Pro XT does not use a hitch pin lock. Instead, it relies on a turning knob at the end of the tongue.

You turn the knob until the tongue is snug inside the receiver....
07-08-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,958
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

It is not all that hard to remove it and put it...

It is not all that hard to remove it and put it back on. The rack is heavy, but it can be managed,

Normally, however, I always leave it on...but it was stolen of course.
07-08-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,958
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I doubt that a manufacturer could use the...

I doubt that a manufacturer could use the presence of a hitch receiver, standing alone and without more, as prima facie evidence to deny a warranty claim.

They could try but will not get very far...
07-07-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,923
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Do you need such a large display? The Garmin...

Do you need such a large display?

The Garmin Edge 530 is full of features in a smaller format.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2,172
Views: 306,609
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Agricultural fields near Cal State University...

Agricultural fields near Cal State University Channel Islands, Camarillo.
...
07-07-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,958
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

To haul the sail boat the dealer gave me when my...

To haul the sail boat the dealer gave me when my wife and I bought matching convertibles. :roflmao2:

J/K about the boat thing. I didn't want to use a trunk mount rack and a roof rack was, for...
07-07-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,958
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Good one! :thumb:

Good one! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Ambrosio Excellence. Not long ago they were the...

Ambrosio Excellence. Not long ago they were the wheel of choice for Paris-Roubeaix.
07-06-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,234
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/0930a46b_0551_41b0_adc6_a850b581aa7e_3c8be720b21c5dae38c71baf2505fc789a428312.jpeg
Life without a bike rack... :notamused:
07-06-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,755
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

spelger, I once dropped a blinky light from the...

spelger, I once dropped a blinky light from the back of my saddle bag. I turned around to retrieve it only to find a jacka@@ in a p/u truck aiming right for it.

He knew what he was doing.
Forum: Foo
07-06-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,130
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Your description of how you experienced these...

Your description of how you experienced these various earthquakes not only reflects my own experiences, but also reflects the reported experiences of countless witnesses.

Here is a brief, and...
Forum: Foo
07-05-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,130
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

So. Cal. shaking again

Yesterday (July 4) we had a magnitude 6.4 quake. It hit just as I was finishing my ride. I was outside, walking into the garage, and it felt like I was standing on a boat. I thought my legs were just...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 39,879
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

puma1552, that Colnago looks stunning. :thumb: ...

puma1552, that Colnago looks stunning. :thumb:

I wouldn’t change anything.

Ride safely!
07-05-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,722
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Fifty-three posts and no one has talked about...

Fifty-three posts and no one has talked about shaving one’s arms.

Shaved, smooth legs and massively hairy arms, like Robin Williams, looks odd.
07-05-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,234
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I just looked again at their 2” hitch rack. It...

I just looked again at their 2” hitch rack. It appears that 1UP-USA has listened to its customers and made a significant modification to its rack. The part thatbis inserted into the hitch receiver...
07-05-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I haven't thought about it in detail. But you...

I haven't thought about it in detail. But you should look at the comments made by the others here. Good luck.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 39,879
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thank you very much. I have owned this bike new...

Thank you very much. I have owned this bike new since 1989. It is the bike that I will never sell or trade.

Again, thanks. ;)
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