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Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By Kat12

But did they ever come back out? :eek:

But did they ever come back out? :eek:
09-05-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 904
Posted By Kat12

Don't worry, I do go to the gym (or, y'know, do...

Don't worry, I do go to the gym (or, y'know, do what I can at home at the moment). I'm on my way out to do a workout right now, actually. Trust me, I don't lean on my arms because my core is weak...
09-05-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 904
Posted By Kat12

Yes, I realized this as well-- that is how I...

Yes, I realized this as well-- that is how I figured out what I was doing. Suddenly I was like, "why am I leaning so far forward?" Stopped doing it... wrists instantly felt better. "Oh, that was...
09-04-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 904
Posted By Kat12

I *think* I figured it out on my way to my...

I *think* I figured it out on my way to my friend's house the other day... I think I maybe *was* putting too much weight on my arms, just expecting that I was supposed to (and possibly just nerves...
08-30-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 844
Posted By Kat12

I would think you might best ask a variety of...

I would think you might best ask a variety of doctors this question. Those of us here without medical degrees/training might be able to give opinions and personal anecdotes, but it seems you're...
08-29-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 904
Posted By Kat12

I did try the "corner grip" as well... but that...

I did try the "corner grip" as well... but that felt like it canted my wrists sideways and possibly exacerbated the problem (I kept moving my hand position, not much seemed to help). I don't feel...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By Kat12

I agree with the gift certificate, though the...

I agree with the gift certificate, though the only problem with one to the LBS is that their stock may be limited (or take forever to order in), especially right now, and thus limit his choices. ...
08-29-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 904
Posted By Kat12

As I said, I'm aware the saddle is high; I just...

As I said, I'm aware the saddle is high; I just put it up for the pictures and didn't have a lot of time to mess with it the way I would for riding (I need to find a way to mark the correct position,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 813
Posted By Kat12

And of course we have to keep it this way for...

And of course we have to keep it this way for absolutely no reason even though it's been "more inconvenient" to the way women actually dress for decades (it's so hard to find a good ladies' maid...
08-29-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 904
Posted By Kat12

Okay, fit question. So far I have ridden the...

Okay, fit question. So far I have ridden the thing to my friend's house once (but haven't had a chance to try spin class yet) and it killed my wrists even in that short distance. (My "regular" bike...
08-24-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,676
Posted By Kat12

Thanks, good to know. I keep waffling on an...

Thanks, good to know. I keep waffling on an epilator... I keep reading reviews of various models (cheap and expensive both) that say it doesn't pull the hair, just breaks it off, doesn't pull...
08-21-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,676
Posted By Kat12

How long (in length) do you figure? I kept...

How long (in length) do you figure? I kept reading about "you don't have to wait for the hair to get to a specific length" which doesn't make sense to me, but those are the claims... but if it's...
08-20-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,676
Posted By Kat12

But does he shave it?? :rolleyes:

But does he shave it?? :rolleyes:
08-20-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,676
Posted By Kat12

So, really, epilators... do they work? They'd be...

So, really, epilators... do they work? They'd be worth the pain if they did, but I wouldn't want to buy one, torture myself, and find it was useless...

(Also, what do you do with it once you've...
08-20-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,466
Posted By Kat12

It is, but it's still food for thought.

It is, but it's still food for thought.
08-19-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,145
Posted By Kat12

Wow. I would've expected worse when you said...

Wow. I would've expected worse when you said "garbage truck"... car took it well! Very lucky.
08-19-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,466
Posted By Kat12

But some people do worry whether their masks...

But some people do worry whether their masks actually protect others.


Source?
08-18-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,466
Posted By Kat12

Or maybe. This is precisely why it's good for...

Or maybe. This is precisely why it's good for people to know about these things, so they can make the decision for themselves. Most of the ones I've seen are pretty thin and worn in one layer; I...
08-16-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,466
Posted By Kat12

But have possibly been found to be ineffective....

But have possibly been found to be ineffective. (https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/08/07/sciadv.abd3083)
08-16-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 547
Posted By Kat12

Even if kids and younger people don't have bad...

Even if kids and younger people don't have bad outcomes personally, they can spread it to people who might. I'm unable to fathom how some people don't understand this, but they really don't. ...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,964
Posted By Kat12

Sure, I care, but only to an extent. If it looks...

Sure, I care, but only to an extent. If it looks great but isn't in my price range? I can't afford to care. I'm not going to pay $300 for a helmet that looks good vs. $70 or less for one that's only...
08-10-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,674
Posted By Kat12

Hence why I said "if possible."

Hence why I said "if possible."
08-09-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,272
Posted By Kat12

You know what else works? Ketchup. Sounds weird...

You know what else works? Ketchup. Sounds weird but it's true. I've removed much rust, tarnish, and corrosion from metal objects, from a wok to the tag of a vintage vacuum cleaner to silver...
08-09-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,244
Posted By Kat12

Could be many issues. Is the seat at the right...

Could be many issues. Is the seat at the right height? What about the pitch? How about the handlebars? How much taller than you is your husband-- is the reach to the handlebars perhaps too much? ...
08-09-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Kat12

Yes, this is precisely why I'm trying to take...

Yes, this is precisely why I'm trying to take care of some stuff on my bikes on my own. I'm seeing Craigslist ads for bike repair these days, though I don't know what their qualifications may be...
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Kat12

You might do well to check Craigslist, etc. in...

You might do well to check Craigslist, etc. in your area and see what similar bikes are selling for (that's selling for, not what people are asking. If you keep seeing the same bike at the same...
08-08-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19,615
Views: 3,210,196
Posted By Kat12

It might've been in "musical instruments," in...

It might've been in "musical instruments," in which case it could also be useful...
08-08-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19,615
Views: 3,210,196
Posted By Kat12

I recently saw a tactical vest and... something...

I recently saw a tactical vest and... something else, possibly also some sort of appliance (can't remember what, but definitely nothing to do with bikes). Baffling.




Geeeeeez, some people...
08-08-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,216
Posted By Kat12

Specialized Chamonix MIPS for me. I like it okay....

Specialized Chamonix MIPS for me. I like it okay. All black, which I'm fine with (though a couple of friends have hi-viz yellow and I have to admit they're cool), and at least it's not pink or some...
08-08-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,674
Posted By Kat12

Both. I also have the Take-A-Look mirror, and...

Both. I also have the Take-A-Look mirror, and one thing that annoys me is that, of course, since it is attached to my head, it is adjusted for one head position only (and unfortunately, once I get...
Forum: Foo
08-06-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11,030
Views: 2,281,927
Posted By Kat12

Me too. I don't know that I want to "pay a bit...

Me too. I don't know that I want to "pay a bit of a premium" to eat with plastic cutlery sitting on the ground/hood of my car/nearest hopefully-clean picnic table/whatever. Trying to find a place...
08-02-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 904
Posted By Kat12

Yup, that's precisely what I did. Worked great. ...

Yup, that's precisely what I did. Worked great.


Yup, the handlebars are adjusted now, just needed to knock that wedge down and it was easy. Looks like both the seat and handlebar stems were...
08-02-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 904
Posted By Kat12

Sooooo new to maintanance, soooo many questions :)

So, as noted here, I just bought a Maruishi Eagle Ace on Craigslist for $25. (https://www.bikeforums.net/21618956-post94.html) I know nothing about this brand or model. This is going to be a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 285,978
Posted By Kat12

Okay, so, I'm doing some work to the...

Okay, so, I'm doing some work to the above-mentioned Maruishi now. I raised the handlebars as far as I could, though they are still lower than I would like. What's the optimum height in relation to...
08-02-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,226
Posted By Kat12

She had suggested I might keep it in her...

She had suggested I might keep it in her basement, especially in the winter. But, she already keeps the trainer at her place and I don't feel like it's fair to ask her to store my crap...

(I did...
08-01-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,226
Posted By Kat12

Oh, good idea! Yes, these are on the dry side...

Oh, good idea! Yes, these are on the dry side and obviously old, but, not as cracked or anything as I would have expected, and the guy at the bike shop agreed from the brief look he took. I'll be...
08-01-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,226
Posted By Kat12

Thanks, that's what my dad told me, too. When I...

Thanks, that's what my dad told me, too. When I googled, I had read to tap with a mallet, but I had assumed that was for the bars themselves, just to dislodge if stuck. Yes, if I loosen the bolt,...
08-01-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,226
Posted By Kat12

Just bought this... thought I'd post a couple...

Just bought this... thought I'd post a couple pictures since I can't find *anything* on this model (maybe because it's a women's model).

Unfortunately, I got it home and realized I may have made a...
08-01-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,393
Posted By Kat12

I'm not sure in my area. I'm not the type to pay...

I'm not sure in my area. I'm not the type to pay a lot of attention to other people so I can't recall if there are more out than last year. I feel like I have seen a few more walkers, but I also...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 285,978
Posted By Kat12

25" wheels? (I'm looking at a cheap Maruishi...

25" wheels?

(I'm looking at a cheap Maruishi on Craigslist to use with a trainer. The ad says it has 25" wheels? Never heard of it, not that I know much. I know of 24", 26", but not heard of 25"....
Forum: Commuting
07-30-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,964
Posted By Kat12

My image of myself is fine, thanks. Sometimes a...

My image of myself is fine, thanks. Sometimes a spade is a spade.
Forum: Foo
07-20-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By Kat12

At times. Mostly because I've never ridden a...

At times. Mostly because I've never ridden a road bike (yeah, I know, but I graduated from kid bikes straight to a hybrid I've had since high school) and I've always wondered what it feels like. ...
07-19-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,587
Posted By Kat12

The spider wanted a mobile home? Spider RV? ...

The spider wanted a mobile home? Spider RV?

(Where is it, by the way? Hopefully not crawling up your pant leg?)
07-19-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,459
Posted By Kat12

If that's the case, it's possible you'd have to...

If that's the case, it's possible you'd have to be the one to cancel. If most of the people signed up for the tour are eligible to travel to France, it's possible the tour itself may not be canceled?
07-09-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,459
Posted By Kat12

Are you anticipating that the tour itself will be...

Are you anticipating that the tour itself will be canceled, or simply that you won't be able to go because you won't be able to get into the country?
07-09-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 6,599
Posted By Kat12

No, but your actions do. Yes, that's...

No, but your actions do.



Yes, that's right. "Compassion" is not a dirty word. I have the compassion to not want to possibly unknowingly pass this virus on to someone else because I just felt...
07-07-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,676
Posted By Kat12

I gave up on shaving products marketed to women a...

I gave up on shaving products marketed to women a looooong time ago. They're simply not as good (and sometimes not as cheap). Apparently they have to take measures to make sure our delicate...
Forum: Touring
07-07-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,976
Posted By Kat12

OP mentions "a longer bike tour" and "riding for...

OP mentions "a longer bike tour" and "riding for three months." It doesn't sound like we're talking about three-day tours, here. I also am not sure why we would be discussing the consternation...
07-06-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 6,599
Posted By Kat12

So you're saying you're cool with it if you and...

So you're saying you're cool with it if you and people you love die from it?
Forum: Touring
07-05-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,976
Posted By Kat12

When you speak of "means," I would venture a...

When you speak of "means," I would venture a guess that it has far more to do with money and other practical considerations than health insurance. I don't know many people who could take the time off...
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