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Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,253
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

East is East and West is West and the twain shall...

East is East and West is West and the twain shall never meet. People, however, are welcome to disagree.
Forum: Foo
08-23-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,430
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

You are assuming facts not in evidence...you...

You are assuming facts not in evidence...you lose. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,253
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Possibly. BTW, I agree wholeheartedly with...

Possibly.

BTW, I agree wholeheartedly with the basic premise of the article. People are, if not scared at least cautious, about riding on the road and sharing space with these vehicular...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,253
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Road Bike Action magazine should be honest and...

Road Bike Action magazine should be honest and change their name to Gravel Bike Action.

Over the last few years they have developed a fetish-like obsession for gravel bikes. Their focus on Dirty...
08-22-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Ti spindles would be a waste of coin, even for a...

Ti spindles would be a waste of coin, even for a rider under 180#.
08-22-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

On the outside chance that the OP is asking a...

On the outside chance that the OP is asking a serious question, the answer(s) is/are:

1. These pedals work with all current crank arms;

2. What release “pressure” (8nm, 12 nm or 16 nm) you use...
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,430
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Gelsonís is pretty good too, though a tad pricier.

Gelsonís is pretty good too, though a tad pricier.
Forum: Foo
08-22-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,430
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Those are three items. During high school I...

Those are three items. During high school I worked as a box boy.
08-22-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,677
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Sosiagate compay. I couldnít care less if you are...

Sosiagate compay. I couldnít care less if you are Cuban or not. So hold on to your pasaporte.

I am merely pointing out the obvious fallacy of your post, i.e., that the people seen on the video...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,732
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I agree with you. Keep in mind, however, that if...

I agree with you. Keep in mind, however, that if everyone followed your advice, 90% of all threads here would simply disappear. :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,732
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Someone please, fix the spelling on the thread’s...

Someone please, fix the spelling on the thread’s heading, it’s annoying. :crash:
08-19-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,896
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I agree 100%. $2,300.00 on a bike is by no means...

I agree 100%. $2,300.00 on a bike is by no means extravagant.

I own some very nice bikes. I ride them all. I am old, I am slow, I have diabetes and I have seven coronary stents (from previously...
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,164
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

It depends on what pure and impure are.

It depends on what pure and impure are.
08-19-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,677
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Maybe yes, maybe not. I prefer a tin cup,...

Maybe yes, maybe not.

I prefer a tin cup, however.

https://youtu.be/GGNdnlCbfMs
08-19-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,677
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Oye asere, if you are really are Cubano and if...

Oye asere, if you are really are Cubano and if you live in Florida, youíd know that is not just Cubans who use the word maricon. Puerto Ricans, Colombians, Venezuelans, even Spaniards use the term...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

This. How much to spend on equipment is a fair...

This. How much to spend on equipment is a fair question to ask. How much to spend on clothing, shoes and socks is highly personal and depends on way too many variables.

For example, I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 15,312
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Beauty lies on the eye of the beholder: My...

Beauty lies on the eye of the beholder:

My CF bikes are beautiful, to me and to many. My steel frame bikes are equally beautiful to me, and to many as well.
...
08-17-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,896
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Your husband is being hurtful, inconsiderate and...

Your husband is being hurtful, inconsiderate and selfish.

Keep the bike, ride the bike, lose the weight...and then (if your husband continues to give you grief) find someone who will be more...
08-16-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 745
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

2cam16, in case I neglected writing this: ...

2cam16, in case I neglected writing this:

Congrats on your new ride. Bottecchias are great bikes. B&W are hard to find.

Ride safely!
08-15-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 745
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Bottecchias are beautiful bikes that even now...

Bottecchias are beautiful bikes that even now remain a bit underrated.

Here is mine, following a modification of the drive train. I bought it new in 1989.
...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,270
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Thank you. I use the motor drive on my cameras...

Thank you. I use the motor drive on my cameras quite a lot. I will wait for mirrorless technology to develop a bit further.

Thanks! :thumb:
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,270
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Many here have mentioned mirrorless cameras. I...

Many here have mentioned mirrorless cameras. I have an older Canon DSLR with a mirror.

Coupled with a quality Canon lens I am able to take good, amateur-grade photos.

So my question is, does...
08-15-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,128
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

On my rides along PCH and on the local hills I...

On my rides along PCH and on the local hills I have come across many a**hat bikers that come within inches of my legs. Then, for fun, they rev their engines to scare the beejezzus out of any cyclist...
Forum: Foo
08-14-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,523
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Costco offers a cartridge refill service: ...

Costco offers a cartridge refill service:

https://costcoinkjetrefill.com/
08-14-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,381
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

^^^ This ^^^

^^^ This ^^^
08-13-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,128
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I agreed with your original post re: the 3-foot...

I agreed with your original post re: the 3-foot rule.

I disagree, however, with your generalizations about drivers.

Like TrojanHorse, I regularly come across courteous and considerate drivers...
08-13-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,128
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Plus je connais les hommes, plus jíaime les...

Plus je connais les hommes, plus jíaime les chiens. Truth!
08-12-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,000
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

The Big Helmet...Spaceballs. :roflmao2:

The Big Helmet...Spaceballs. :roflmao2:
08-11-19, 06:55 PM
08-11-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,278
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Glad someone did the math.

Glad someone did the math.
08-11-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,278
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I question your lack of commitment. :innocent:.

I question your lack of commitment. :innocent:.
08-10-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,388
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Too many hours on the wrong saddle? :innocent:

Too many hours on the wrong saddle? :innocent:
08-09-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,008
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

How about visiting a brothel in Amsterdam...while...

How about visiting a brothel in Amsterdam...while riding a Dutch bike?
08-09-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,008
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

The OP probably just wants to vent. No harm in...

The OP probably just wants to vent. No harm in that.
08-09-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,008
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

There is more to this that meets the eye. ...

There is more to this that meets the eye.

How far is she from her own retirement.

Talk to her about it, not to us here at BF.
Forum: Foo
08-09-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,270
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I also miss shopping at Freestyle Photo store in...

I also miss shopping at Freestyle Photo store in Hollywood and buying bulk film to load up using my black camera bag.

Those college days were remarkable for how fun I could have trying to see how...
Forum: Foo
08-09-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,270
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Me too...and long nights in my bathroom darkroom...

Me too...and long nights in my bathroom darkroom trying to create the right photo image.
08-09-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,597
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Just donít let my neighbors in on the secret. ...

Just donít let my neighbors in on the secret. :innocent:
08-08-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,597
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

The Forester is nice. Two of my kids drive...

The Forester is nice. Two of my kids drive Subarus and they love them.

Yes, the meth heads sell them for scrap. :notamused:
08-08-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

My suggestion is that you go to the Garmin Forums...

My suggestion is that you go to the Garmin Forums and check there.

I have a Garmin 520 Plus and have not experienced that issue.

You mentioned rain, maybe your sensors got wet inside. Open the...
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,213
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

As in most cases, it is not the technology that...

As in most cases, it is not the technology that is to be blamed, it is the people using it.
08-07-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,597
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Those built-in locks, such as the Thule, Saris,...

Those built-in locks, such as the Thule, Saris, Kuat and similar racks are useless.

Your suggestion is the best, lock the bike inside the vehicle.

My Thule hitch rack was recently stolen right...
08-06-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Trieye sunglasses with built in mirror

I saw these featured in a GCN video.

https://trieye.com/

Has anyone tried them?

Any thoughts on the practicality of a built in mirror?
08-06-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,490
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as...

Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as you feel. Just ride (and stop worrying about what others think).

Eddy Merckx with an assist from me. :innocent:
08-06-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,490
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

You see the same things; just a blur at 20 mph,...

You see the same things; just a blur at 20 mph, however.
08-04-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,316
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I, OTOH, have owned MB for many, many years. My...

I, OTOH, have owned MB for many, many years. My current is a Cabrio, I absolutely love that car.

I always marvel at how well engineered it is.

No back to the topic at hand...:innocent:
08-04-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,316
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

My suggestion is that you just go out and ride,...

My suggestion is that you just go out and ride, no GPS, no computer, just you and the bike. Even skip the kit and ride with some comfortable shorts and t-shirt, like riding a mountain bike.

Do...
08-04-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

To be honest, The only difference that I have...

To be honest, The only difference that I have experienced between the 11-29 and the 11-32 is when I run out of gears in the steepest parts of my normal climbs.

I practice climbing while sitting on...
08-04-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

For me, I do a lot of relatively short but steep...

For me, I do a lot of relatively short but steep climbs. My LBS mechanic recommended a Campy medium cage and a 11-32 cassette for the C60. I love having the 32 cog when I climb. By comparison I have...
08-04-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,479
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

I am sure that you cracked over 1000 feet of...

I am sure that you cracked over 1000 feet of climbing; I had 2,250 feet of climbing that day. I donít do Ortega Hill anymore, especially heading south from Santa Barbara, too crazy during that short...
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