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09-17-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By blacknbluebikes

caution: pay peanuts, work with monkeys.

caution: pay peanuts, work with monkeys.
09-11-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I've replaced the shifter on my '91 820. tried a...

I've replaced the shifter on my '91 820. tried a fix first, did not succeed. replaced with thumbshifter. been fine for years, since.
09-03-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,052
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I'm working in NYC on an "alternating weeks"...

I'm working in NYC on an "alternating weeks" basis with my small company in midtown. Basically, to me, it's like going into the city on a Sunday. Not very crowded but certainly not "tumbleweeds...
09-02-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,543
Posted By blacknbluebikes

welcome to the dark side. we have work for you...

welcome to the dark side. we have work for you to do.
09-01-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 710
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I find standing is only useful for some relief on...

I find standing is only useful for some relief on hills. (Reference Contador, Alberto, Giro d'italia, 2015) If you're doing hills a lot, don't worry about the quads. the quads will be fine.
09-01-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By blacknbluebikes

original owner, 820 antelope, circa 1992,93. ...

original owner, 820 antelope, circa 1992,93. white with "jackson pollack" spash motif. CrMo, nice 'steel is real' feel. "biospace" triple chainring. bar-ends added, shifters replaced, tires...
08-31-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By blacknbluebikes

dude, for $75, you are thinking too much.

dude, for $75, you are thinking too much.
08-31-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,064
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I love this kinda stuff. The firm "Euro Exim" is...

I love this kinda stuff. The firm "Euro Exim" is a privately owned offshore financial institution in St. Lucia that provides letters of credit. Barely a bank. Not one's first choice for economic...
08-31-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I have an 820. if brakes and gears work as...

I have an 820. if brakes and gears work as expected, take it. great frame. for $75, what's not to like?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,410
Posted By blacknbluebikes

This is a "multi-factor, drifting weight decision...

This is a "multi-factor, drifting weight decision making" problem. Those are tricky tricky to model. Preferences are inter-related, like... blue is great, red is better, and green is just OK, until...
08-19-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,146
Posted By blacknbluebikes

quite happy with Lezyne lights.

quite happy with Lezyne lights.
08-19-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,146
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Two things to add to this already "long in the...

Two things to add to this already "long in the tooth" thread...
1. You probably won't change much about where you ride - that's really a convenience thing - so make sure any choice is very...
08-11-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,916
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Spend whatever you think is right. Invest time...

Spend whatever you think is right. Invest time in getting the right bike. Since you said "citibike," safe guess you're in NYC. Where you gonna keep it? Make that easy on yourself if you can. ...
08-07-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I have to remind myself that half of all drivers...

I have to remind myself that half of all drivers are below average. So what should I expect?
08-05-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,458
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I get it all the time (3-4 times a week), but my...

I get it all the time (3-4 times a week), but my root cause is something else entirely. Now I have what my cardio doc calls "highly labile bp" (and it can go really high, too). I just have to be...
08-04-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,097
Posted By blacknbluebikes

"Tis but a flesh wound," said the Black...

"Tis but a flesh wound," said the Black Knight.
08-04-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,458
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Not a doctor, but I play one on the bike. "when...

Not a doctor, but I play one on the bike. "when I stood up" is the clue to me. your bp dipped significantly. your description of 45 minute "top offs" suggests no dehydration issue, just a bp drop....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,490
Posted By blacknbluebikes

They make my bike fly off into the woods.

They make my bike fly off into the woods.
07-10-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I always hear that technical and engineering...

I always hear that technical and engineering upgrades start at Dura-Ace, then 'trickle-down' to Ultegra, which then trickles to 105, which then trickles to... yadayada. Pretty safe bet it almost...
07-09-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,465
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I have extraordinary powers of prediction,...

I have extraordinary powers of prediction, therefore, I don't need a helmet on any particular ride. It's great to know this before I leave the house and the helmet behind.
However, next Thursday...
07-08-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,740
Posted By blacknbluebikes

No one has any concept what it takes to produce a...

No one has any concept what it takes to produce a billion doses of anything. Full stop, right there.
07-07-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,385
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Suddenly my 2005 Super Record triple is looking...

Suddenly my 2005 Super Record triple is looking even better...
07-07-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,672
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Friggin' Bezos. Next time, lemme tell you, I...

Friggin' Bezos. Next time, lemme tell you, I will NOT buy my mail-order bride from Amazon. Was not sent from expected country of origin. Was not the size I ordered. Did not match the picture and...
07-02-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,155
Posted By blacknbluebikes

square wheels, well dished.

square wheels, well dished.
06-30-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,830
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I have repeatedly found that clipless pedals fail...

I have repeatedly found that clipless pedals fail to release in the presence of beautiful women. Can't explain it, but easy to reproduce.
06-11-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,396
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Freds are friends, not food.

Freds are friends, not food.
06-11-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,871
Posted By blacknbluebikes

It's these damned blackhawk choppers that keep...

It's these damned blackhawk choppers that keep tailing me... so loud when they're close... five times last month. I mean, wtf?
06-05-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,147
Posted By blacknbluebikes

You should avoid eating it at all costs. Please.

You should avoid eating it at all costs. Please.
06-05-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,559
Posted By blacknbluebikes

The High Court of Social Media will have a field...

The High Court of Social Media will have a field day. He might as well re-name himself "Amy Cooper."
06-05-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Phone & three airplane bottles of gin (whisky in...

Phone & three airplane bottles of gin (whisky in winter). Broomwagon (spouse) arrives in about an hour.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,206
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I'll never exceed the capability of my 2005...

I'll never exceed the capability of my 2005 S-Works Roubaix, which I bought used for 25% of its SRP. My 2014 bike has some nicer features, like Di2, but it wouldn't beat the Roubaix up the hill. ...
05-23-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,177
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Rye Whisky, Red vermouth, bitters. oh, wrong...

Rye Whisky, Red vermouth, bitters.
oh, wrong forum. sorry.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,584
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I don't feel 'underserved' by the calipers on my...

I don't feel 'underserved' by the calipers on my bikes. they're all very good groupset components and give me plenty of 'negative horsepower' ... but if I were a bike maker, I'd simply ask "what...
05-14-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,481
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I don't know about other regions, but here in NJ,...

I don't know about other regions, but here in NJ, bikes are selling like hotcakes. I have never seen so many families on bikes as I do now. No school, no sports, no choice -- I see moms, dads, kids...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,264
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Friends of mine love it, totally love it. My...

Friends of mine love it, totally love it. My hesitation is the investment in 'start up costs' ... My dumb trainer was $100 bucks used, and it's lasted for years. Now I would need a smart trainer, a...
03-18-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,128
Posted By blacknbluebikes

An LBS with too much business. Interesting times.

An LBS with too much business. Interesting times.
01-16-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,757
Posted By blacknbluebikes

While I don't have a Lezyne computer, I do have a...

While I don't have a Lezyne computer, I do have a lot of their other products. Very happy customer, I find their designs well done and the quality quite high.
As a basic function computer, the...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-22-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,640
Posted By blacknbluebikes

How much are you willing to pay? Custom,...

How much are you willing to pay? Custom, one-time creations are expensive, right?
Forum: Foo
11-04-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,103
Posted By blacknbluebikes

So what happens if I put a stop sign on my head...

So what happens if I put a stop sign on my head and go stand on the shoulder of the interstate?
Forum: Foo
11-01-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,103
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Alexa, I need to go to the airport now. Gee,...

Alexa, I need to go to the airport now.
Gee, Tom, I see that if you go tomorrow instead I can save you $9 on a discount fare. Should I buy one?
Alexa, I need to go to the airport now.
OK, Tom, I...
10-24-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,013
Posted By blacknbluebikes

As an oncologist said to me once, "Dr. Google is...

As an oncologist said to me once, "Dr. Google is not your friend..."
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,069
Posted By blacknbluebikes

So, you're on the side of the road and just...

So, you're on the side of the road and just changed a flat.
As a purist, you don't use a CO2 inflator; you've sentenced yourself to this little 8" wanna-be pump that rides in your jersey pocket and...
10-22-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Come visit in NYC and you'll see e-bikes going...

Come visit in NYC and you'll see e-bikes going too fast. Where's the line between bicycles and motorcycles? I dunno. Should there be one? I dunno.
10-17-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,631
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I keep a live chipmunk velcro'd my handlebars,...

I keep a live chipmunk velcro'd my handlebars, then just toss it toward the dog. Works every time.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,890
Posted By blacknbluebikes

1. think of this as a serious course of study...

1. think of this as a serious course of study that you didn't sign up for, but have to take. the only question you must keep asking your team is "how do I get an A in this class..?" docs, nurses,...
Replies: 52
Views: 4,471
Posted By blacknbluebikes

hmmm. some cat presents in good faith, then...

hmmm. some cat presents in good faith, then damages my bike, then tries to rip me off. yeah. "Ah, perhaps you need a U-lock. Here, test it out on the side of your head while I swing it."
Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,842
Posted By blacknbluebikes

my new bike came with a quantum computer. it...

my new bike came with a quantum computer. it says you need "approximately more. sometimes."
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