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08-14-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 523,616
Posted By HarborBandS

Note these are primarily areas for road riding. ...

Note these are primarily areas for road riding. Not sure if this matters to you--we are in the Cyclocross and Gravel forums, after all.

Most of my routes are private, since they start at my...
08-01-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,592
Posted By HarborBandS

That's a really nice collection of bike bags!

That's a really nice collection of bike bags!
08-01-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,592
Posted By HarborBandS

Every now and then the idea of bikepacking seems...

Every now and then the idea of bikepacking seems really appealing to me, but then I realize that I just want to buy all of the gear and really hate sleeping outside.
08-01-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,592
Posted By HarborBandS

The future can be quite difficult to predict. If...

The future can be quite difficult to predict. If you had told me back in the '90's that the next big thing in cycling would be hipsters riding minimalist fixed-gear track bikes without brakes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,905
Posted By HarborBandS

I use regular SPD pedals on all of my bikes...

I use regular SPD pedals on all of my bikes because I like to be able to walk in my shoes (no roadie duck walk) and I am in a large metro area where I often have to clip in and out. And my knees...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,914
Posted By HarborBandS

I can't believe I've never noticed that until...

I can't believe I've never noticed that until now.

As someone who does a good mix of road riding and light gravel on mostly flat terrain, the new Domane could be a true "quiver killer" for me.
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,914
Posted By HarborBandS

Leaked Photo of 2020 Trek Domane?

I saw this photo in a Trek fan Facebook group, and grabbed a screenshot. According to another poster in the Cyclocross and Gravel sub forum, it launches this Friday and might have clearance for 38mm...
07-10-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,488
Posted By HarborBandS

I don't think it's a cultural difference. I...

I don't think it's a cultural difference.

I lived in the City of Chicago for over a decade, and used to bike to work on occasion from North Side neighborhoods to River North (the busy area...
06-24-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,166
Posted By HarborBandS

I like to upgrade and tweak my bikes over time,...

I like to upgrade and tweak my bikes over time, and do all of my own work. Anything on a bike model that I would need the assistance of a shop for is a nonstarter for me.
06-19-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,166
Posted By HarborBandS

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06-11-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,214
Posted By HarborBandS

I often see this short Italian guy in a red cap...

I often see this short Italian guy in a red cap and overalls tossing banana peels on the road. And sometimes his taller brother in green.

Sociopaths.
06-07-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,361
Posted By HarborBandS

If you're not reaching WAAAAAYYYY down for down...

If you're not reaching WAAAAAYYYY down for down tube shift levers, you ain't bad. You ain't bad!! You ain't NOTHING!
06-06-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,358
Posted By HarborBandS

I'm an aging 40-something Gen X-er who has been...

I'm an aging 40-something Gen X-er who has been married 15 years, and I can't agree more with the statements above. Though I do often see other marriages, usually in older couples, that don't conform...
05-21-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 23,713
Posted By HarborBandS

One of the great things about cycling is that you...

One of the great things about cycling is that you can own multiple bikes. I have owned and loved steel, carbon fiber, and aluminum bikes over the years. Embrace the n+1 way of life, and ride what...
05-10-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 885
Posted By HarborBandS

Most of my cycling wear is Pearl Izumi or Louis...

Most of my cycling wear is Pearl Izumi or Louis Garneau. We sold both brands in the shop I worked in decades ago, so I've just never deviated.

Some of my PI shorts have lasted 15+ years. All...
09-17-18, 01:09 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 46,058
Posted By HarborBandS

Very cool! The mid-80ís may have been two owners...

Very cool! The mid-80ís may have been two owners before the guy I worked with. Before my time, they also sold Giant and Sanwa, which may have also been distributed by Wisconsin Cycles. Maybe also...
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