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11-26-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Paul Barnard

I want Cannondale to tell us how green their...

I want Cannondale to tell us how green their Chinese production factories are.
11-24-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By Paul Barnard

That was a really good review. Really easy to...

That was a really good review. Really easy to read and not so stuffy. Good looking bike. Breezer's line-up is very aesthetically pleasing to me. Bar ends will take care of any hand position...
11-24-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,928
Posted By Paul Barnard

Sometimes my tongue gets caught up in my cheek,...

Sometimes my tongue gets caught up in my cheek, and I can't seem to get it out.
11-24-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 988
Posted By Paul Barnard

Lynskey Backroad Tourer/commuter Lynskey MT-29...

Lynskey Backroad Tourer/commuter
Lynskey MT-29 Hardtail
Litespeed T6 Road bike
Burley Duet Tandem

The Backroad is an all purpose mount that has served me well in urban areas, on sporting road...
11-24-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,966
Posted By Paul Barnard

I could do all of the riding I need to, from...

I could do all of the riding I need to, from sport road riding to touring in the mountains, with a 42-28 on the front and an 11-40 out back. The only place that kind of gearing wouldn't serve most...
11-24-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,928
Posted By Paul Barnard

Please excuse this momentary aside. I really do...

Please excuse this momentary aside. I really do hate to sidetrack a productive thread. Does the name of the component company "Oval Concepts" bother anyone else. They literally make nothing that...
11-23-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
Posted By Paul Barnard

That saddle looks comfortable. Mine is so U...

That saddle looks comfortable. Mine is so U shaped it's really uncomfortable.
11-23-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,928
Posted By Paul Barnard

Is this a good place to talk about down tube...

Is this a good place to talk about down tube shifters being the fastest?
11-23-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,716
Posted By Paul Barnard

How could I forget that? I go to a dog park near...

How could I forget that? I go to a dog park near a boat launch pretty regularly. If I were a divorce attorney, I'd advertise right there.
11-23-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,716
Posted By Paul Barnard

While we are promoting divorce, might we suggest...

While we are promoting divorce, might we suggest they launch a boat and do a home remodel together too?
11-17-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By Paul Barnard

I was able to ride quite a bit of riding last...

I was able to ride quite a bit of riding last week. I got in 150 miles. With a job and a dog, oh and a wife too, it can be difficult to make time for cycling and getting the weather to cooperate when...
11-13-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am going to do an after lunch ride today. Who...

I am going to do an after lunch ride today. Who knows what kind of excitement I can conjure up? We do need a nickname for the nemesis. It's got to be a good one though. His larger than life...
11-13-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By Paul Barnard

IKR! I am happy to help others feel better about...

IKR! I am happy to help others feel better about themselves and I am happy to post about it. I figured the forum would appreciate a little levity to escape from the "Is bison fat a good chain...
11-13-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By Paul Barnard

I use this little guy with the rubber band mount....

I use this little guy with the rubber band mount. I mount it on the stem. I paid $9 at Academy when they had them on closeout. It's adequate.
11-12-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 774
Posted By Paul Barnard

As someone who can gas himself on a 25 mile ride...

As someone who can gas himself on a 25 mile ride on flat land, I can't offer anything constructive.
11-12-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By Paul Barnard

You know, I owe everyone in these 10 states an...

You know, I owe everyone in these 10 states an apology for ever complaining about wind.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/top-10-states-for-wind-power-in-the-united-states/
11-12-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By Paul Barnard

It brings me great comfort to know that Mother...

It brings me great comfort to know that Mother Nature hates other people too.
11-12-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By Paul Barnard

When I was feeling so good on the way out, I...

When I was feeling so good on the way out, I looked at the willow leaves to see if they would explain why I was moving so effortlessly. They lay absolutely limp. The surface of the river also told a...
11-12-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By Paul Barnard

More Musings

Tuesday afternoon the wind let up for the first time in a while. I decided to take about a 25 mile ride in the little time that I had. I most often ride without music, but I was feeling pretty good...
11-10-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,723
Posted By Paul Barnard

10 minutes? That depends upon how many times you...

10 minutes? That depends upon how many times you send the ungreased loose bearing rolling across the garage.
11-09-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,348
Posted By Paul Barnard

I stick my tongue to it to see if it's safe to...

I stick my tongue to it to see if it's safe to touch.
11-06-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,631
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's not uncommon for drivers to think they know...

It's not uncommon for drivers to think they know better than cyclists.
11-06-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,631
Posted By Paul Barnard

As a cyclist, I never need a toot from you within...

As a cyclist, I never need a toot from you within the context in which you have described a toot.
11-03-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,396
Posted By Paul Barnard

I m going to go ahead and reckon that he doesn't...

I m going to go ahead and reckon that he doesn't have one of those.
10-30-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,052
Posted By Paul Barnard

To see a pro cyclist off the bike, you wouldn't...

To see a pro cyclist off the bike, you wouldn't think they are some of the most incredibly well conditioned athletes in the world. I honestly believe that's why cyclists aren't as well respected by...
10-26-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 963
Posted By Paul Barnard

We have middle fingers for a reason.

We have middle fingers for a reason.
10-26-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,598
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's best not to respond to trolls.

It's best not to respond to trolls.
10-26-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,598
Posted By Paul Barnard

There are several features I look for in the...

There are several features I look for in the shoes I buy for cycling.

Light weight. Heavy shoes will feel heavy during long rides.

Not heavily treaded or lugged. I prefer the feel of the...
10-25-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 903
Posted By Paul Barnard

Ebay is much easier to sort/filter than Amazon. ...

Ebay is much easier to sort/filter than Amazon. Many of those major US retailers have a presence on Ebay too.
10-23-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have two pair of these. As long as these are...

I have two pair of these. As long as these are being made, I'll never buy any other flat pedal.

VP-001 - VP Components (http://www.vpcomponents.com/product/vp-001/)
10-21-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,161
Posted By Paul Barnard

My thoughts are that calling a full suspension...

My thoughts are that calling a full suspension mountain bike a "full squish" is weird.
10-19-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,121
Posted By Paul Barnard

Even with a mirror, I'd still do over the...

Even with a mirror, I'd still do over the shoulder glances. It sends a message to those behind me that I am looking. I hear quite frequently from motorists complaining about cyclists "hogging the...
10-15-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,121
Posted By Paul Barnard

This is from the OP. As I got beside him, I...

This is from the OP.

As I got beside him, I said "it's a gorgeous afternoon for a ride huh?" Stone faced, he continued to glare forward without so much as an acknowledgement. No nod, no smile, no...
10-14-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,121
Posted By Paul Barnard

These encounters make the rides a little less...

These encounters make the rides a little less monotonous.
10-14-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,121
Posted By Paul Barnard

I think he took it personally. Yesterday I was...

I think he took it personally. Yesterday I was riding the same path. Making a decent clip at about 17. As I often do, I looked behind me for any bikes approaching. Nothing. A few minutes later I...
10-08-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By Paul Barnard

Might I suggest you first find an editor?

Might I suggest you first find an editor?
10-07-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,157
Posted By Paul Barnard

It's not that I don't have any, it's that a good...

It's not that I don't have any, it's that a good deal is more important.
10-07-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,157
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am confident in my ability to avoid a weirdo...

I am confident in my ability to avoid a weirdo and more confident in my ability to deal with one should my detection meter fail me initially.
10-07-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,157
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have done a number of CL (and other net...

I have done a number of CL (and other net classified) transactions in my house and at my house. I have even had some Mormon youths in my house for a bottled water. They get hot out there riding...
10-07-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,157
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't need the comfort that the bike wasn't...

I don't need the comfort that the bike wasn't stolen. I am concerned only with a good deal.
10-06-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,050
Posted By Paul Barnard

Search for "flat bar road bike brake levers." ...

Search for "flat bar road bike brake levers." They will work with your brakes, unless you for some odd reason have V brakes on a drop bar road bike.
10-05-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,966
Posted By Paul Barnard

When I read the thread title, my first thought...

When I read the thread title, my first thought was that the OP met my ex.
10-05-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,423
Posted By Paul Barnard

It makes me look fantastic.

It makes me look fantastic.
10-05-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Paul Barnard

Thanks for reporting to us that you just saw the...

Thanks for reporting to us that you just saw the article. I am impressed.
10-03-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By Paul Barnard

Assuming you have a 105 medium cage length rear...

Assuming you have a 105 medium cage length rear derailleur, the answer is no. The derailleur does not have the "wrap capacity."

chain wrap capacity ? CanooterValve...
10-02-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By Paul Barnard

They are all over ebay. ...

They are all over ebay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/SATORI-Bike-Bicycle-Fork-Extender-Height-Extension-Handlebar-Stem-Riser-1-1-8/303648118745?hash=item46b2d697d9:g:5lUAAOSwLIpfL2NX
10-02-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,764
Posted By Paul Barnard

All of our bodies are different. I have a...

All of our bodies are different. I have a balanced diet, but my blood work always showed lower levels of Vitamin D. I supplemented my diet with a multivitamin that had D in it, and now my D levels...
10-01-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,285
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am not responsible for any damn wisdom, fun and...

I am not responsible for any damn wisdom, fun and caring, and riding bicycles is not a sport.
10-01-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 932
Posted By Paul Barnard

If it's anything like tofu, I am not getting it...

If it's anything like tofu, I am not getting it anywhere near my mouth.
09-30-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,040
Posted By Paul Barnard

Rule? There are no rules, just an open path and...

Rule? There are no rules, just an open path and the drive to win. You'd better hold your line, because I ain't slowing or calling anything out. I ride like I have nothing to lose.
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