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Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By bpcyclist

I don't ride SPDs, but don't they have a way to...

I don't ride SPDs, but don't they have a way to change the angle of the cleat as it interfaces with the pedal? Why not play with that a bit until it feels right?
Replies: 256
Views: 40,029
Posted By bpcyclist

1978, purple UniVega. Beautiful, brand-new bike....

1978, purple UniVega. Beautiful, brand-new bike. Central Washington, near Ellensburg, WA. Hotter than Hades. Lotta fun.
04-06-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By bpcyclist

Also, check that shoe is not hitting a cable....

Also, check that shoe is not hitting a cable. Check seatpost/saddle and headset. Also, QRs. And shoes--cleat/shoe interface and the bolts.
04-06-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,092
Posted By bpcyclist

Thanks, yeah, I would say I have maybe 7ish...

Thanks, yeah, I would say I have maybe 7ish positive interactions with other drivers/riders for every one negative one, give or take.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 251
Posted By bpcyclist

Having some illness related issues but forced...

Having some illness related issues but forced myself out to do 50 yesterday. Mid-40s and pouring the whole way. Saw maybe 10 people the entire time. Bizarre. Hands were so cold when I finished that I...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 23,739
Posted By bpcyclist

My pal just bought one of those fancy and very...

My pal just bought one of those fancy and very expensive Specialized Turbo Creo thingys with Di2, He has been healing up from hip replacement surgery and absolutely loves it!!!
04-05-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 845
Posted By bpcyclist

The most dangerous thing for me is inattentive...

The most dangerous thing for me is inattentive owners plus doggies. That leash can potentially put me on the ground, if handled wrong. I worry quite a bit about this.
04-05-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By bpcyclist

I assume the bike theft problem is just as bad in...

I assume the bike theft problem is just as bad in London as it is here. If that is the case, just remember, any lock will be defeated, given enough time and commitment by the thieves. I keep mine...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,534
Posted By bpcyclist

Kidding aside, another road bike rider who was...

Kidding aside, another road bike rider who was actually pretty darn fast ans I were just completely blown by the other night by a woman on a mountain bike. She was hardly even breathing...
04-03-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 25,605
Posted By bpcyclist

Hadn't seen it--thanks a bunch!!

Hadn't seen it--thanks a bunch!!
04-02-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 761
Posted By bpcyclist

What do you think happened here, exactly?

What do you think happened here, exactly?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By bpcyclist

Wasn't there some kind of sidewall puncture issue...

Wasn't there some kind of sidewall puncture issue with the 5000s, or id I make that up?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,358
Views: 359,901
Posted By bpcyclist

It has certainly never been like that when I have...

It has certainly never been like that when I have been there...
04-02-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 761
Posted By bpcyclist

As I have briefly mentioned elsewhere on this...

As I have briefly mentioned elsewhere on this forum before, I learned not terribly long ago from one of my insurance agents that one repository of quite a bit of information about super...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By bpcyclist

Taking Recs On Summer Tires

Hey, guys. So, in the wet months here, road are awful, like many places, and I do not enjoy changing tires in the pouring rain. So, I ride Hardshells in the winter--problem solved. Have not gone...
04-01-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,092
Posted By bpcyclist

AHA!!!!!!!! Yes! I DID!!!!!!!! But I admit that...

AHA!!!!!!!! Yes! I DID!!!!!!!! But I admit that was primarily to give more options in case he pulled out a Glock...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2,375
Views: 316,318
Posted By bpcyclist

What is that frame? I can't quite make it out.

What is that frame? I can't quite make it out.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By bpcyclist

Why not try something a bit more off the beaten...

Why not try something a bit more off the beaten path? Bianchi? Pinarello? Something not everyone has? Just a thought...
03-31-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 58,216
Posted By bpcyclist

Okay. I am declaring this and you the winner....

Okay. I am declaring this and you the winner. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Next mission, then******************************???
03-31-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 58,216
Posted By bpcyclist

Actually, maybe some one else should come up with...

Actually, maybe some one else should come up with this mission.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By bpcyclist

How many hours max do you see yourself being in...

How many hours max do you see yourself being in the saddle on this bike? What about average time in the saddle?
03-31-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 58,216
Posted By bpcyclist

Well, sorry, guys!!!!

Well, sorry, guys!!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By bpcyclist

I ride a pretty nice black BMC, but they...

I ride a pretty nice black BMC, but they destroyed it by using white decals.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,210
Posted By bpcyclist

But is that improved experience worth the roughly...

But is that improved experience worth the roughly $1000 cost of upgrading from mech. Ultegra (or whatever), in your view? That is a fair amount of money for , say, wheels or a new power meter or I...
03-30-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,092
Posted By bpcyclist

Thanks, jppe--I appreciate it. Thankfully, I was...

Thanks, jppe--I appreciate it. Thankfully, I was able to turn it around on the back portion of the ride with a whole bunch of very friendly and socially appropriate runners and cyclists, so, faith...
03-30-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,092
Posted By bpcyclist

I completely agree with all of this, though I...

I completely agree with all of this, though I confess to not having employed the rocket launcher technique--yet...
03-30-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 58,216
Posted By bpcyclist

Ah--okay, great. New mission is the bike with any...

Ah--okay, great. New mission is the bike with any variety of deciduous azalea currently in bloom. If you are not familiar with these, just google it and you will see how they look different than the...
03-30-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By bpcyclist

Ah--got it. Rims are just fairly lightweight...

Ah--got it. Rims are just fairly lightweight aluminum, but thank you.
03-30-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,092
Posted By bpcyclist

That's a good thought--had not considered that....

That's a good thought--had not considered that. On the other hand, he was coming from our industrial district. Maybe he was just laid off...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By bpcyclist

Love the look of that Tarmac--beautiful. ...

Love the look of that Tarmac--beautiful.

What is lacking in the Tarmac? What is it not doing for you? Are you hoping/looking for a more aggressive geometry for some reason?
03-30-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,336
Posted By bpcyclist

I would still send them a note via their...

I would still send them a note via their on-website contact window. They will get back with you quickly. If you think they should just replace the whole light, just ask them to do it. I have never in...
03-29-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By bpcyclist

Welp, thanks a ton, guys. I learned something...

Welp, thanks a ton, guys. I learned something today. I have been riding CF bikes for tenish years or so, but I had not idea they could flex so much that they could induce brake rub (mine is in the...
03-29-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,092
Posted By bpcyclist

Yes. That is exactly correct. I was in the right...

Yes. That is exactly correct. I was in the right half of the big, green box.
03-29-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,092
Posted By bpcyclist

Excellent insight. And sort of the whole point of...

Excellent insight. And sort of the whole point of the post was that I, in fact, never, ever, ever engage with these kinds of people. Never. But today,for whatever set of reasons or non-reasons, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By bpcyclist

It's an old Italian neighborhood just outside...

It's an old Italian neighborhood just outside Salt Lake...
03-29-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,092
Posted By bpcyclist

Yes, certainly possible. I happen to be one of...

Yes, certainly possible. I happen to be one of those mentally challenged individuals, myself. Manic people frequently do things like this when they become agitated. Totally possible--though I do kind...
03-29-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,092
Posted By bpcyclist

You may have a point.

You may have a point.
03-29-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,092
Posted By bpcyclist

Touche. But apparently, not 100% of the time...

Touche. But apparently, not 100% of the time...
03-29-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,092
Posted By bpcyclist

Couldn't agree more. And it never, ever happens....

Couldn't agree more. And it never, ever happens. But it did this morning...
03-29-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By bpcyclist

Well, I do run my brakes tight-- I do. But not...

Well, I do run my brakes tight-- I do. But not sure how I can really check that, since I have to be cranking hard to produce the sound. Oh, wait--duh. Just release the cable to zero tension....
03-29-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,092
Posted By bpcyclist

Abusive "Cyclist" On Morning Ride Rant

So, headed out early this morning for a nice, easy 30 miler. Still dark, nobody out. Post-apocalyptic traffic situation. Sitting at a red light with a lone car to my left, waiting for it to turn....
03-29-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By bpcyclist

Fairly Loud Scraping Sound When Out Of Saddle

Few days ago doing hill repeats, began hearing a rather loud scraping sound only when out of the saddle only with left crank from the 730 or so position to the maybe 615 or so position. Loudest on...
03-29-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 58,216
Posted By bpcyclist

The last remaining sorta mom & pop joint in an...

The last remaining sorta mom & pop joint in an are known as Slabtown, all new construction condos and commercial, right next to the Pearl District and along the northwest waterfront. Building was...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By bpcyclist

Always sort of wondered how they make any money,...

Always sort of wondered how they make any money, given their pricing model. Are they just a massive-volume operation? If so, I would have thought we would have seen and heard more from owners than we...
03-28-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By bpcyclist

Very nice. I've always wondered what you guys do...

Very nice. I've always wondered what you guys do there once it gets hot again. Do you just, like, ride at 2 AM or something? Or, is summer there like winter in Minnesota and nobody really rides?...
03-28-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,137
Posted By bpcyclist

I suppose perhaps they are preparing folks?...

I suppose perhaps they are preparing folks? Maybe? I mean, they are just in such a bind. I certainly am not throwing shade, as the hip kids say, on them for trying to survive this nightmare. Maybe...
03-28-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,137
Posted By bpcyclist

How interesting. Thank you for pointing that out....

How interesting. Thank you for pointing that out. They inserted that policy from 2019 in the middle of their description of what they are presently doing/not doing about STP and COVID-19, which is a...
03-28-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,137
Posted By bpcyclist

Just saw this very interesting decision by...

Just saw this very interesting decision by Cascade. That is a whole darn lot of cash they just decided to hold onto, irrespective of whether registrants get to do the ride or not... Wonder what the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 628
Posted By bpcyclist

Any bike with geometry you are looking for that...

Any bike with geometry you are looking for that fits you well (!!) and has current 105 and disc brakes will be awesome for you. Just be sure it fits.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,210
Posted By bpcyclist

"Pedantry proceeds from much reading and little...

"Pedantry proceeds from much reading and little understanding," Steele.
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