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Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 717
Posted By Reflector Guy

And according to the video, it doesn't come with...

And according to the video, it doesn't come with a kickstand.

Because racing bike!
04-22-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,270
Posted By Reflector Guy

Countryside! Are you a Chicago-area guy? Lots...

Countryside! Are you a Chicago-area guy? Lots of good places to ride here.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,591
Posted By Reflector Guy

There's no hiding from Big Internet! :crash:

There's no hiding from Big Internet! :crash:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,591
Posted By Reflector Guy

Sure, maybe not at first but at some point you...

Sure, maybe not at first but at some point you promised you'd be posting links to carbon failures that would make us all reconsider our blind faith in CF. I'd quote the post exactly if I could but...
04-22-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 355
Posted By Reflector Guy

I was going to say almost the same thing.... But...

I was going to say almost the same thing.... But to make it invisible, leave them black. Pink or silver or frame color cages will just call too much attention to them.
04-22-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,270
Posted By Reflector Guy

It's Thursday. Any pics yet?

It's Thursday. Any pics yet?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,591
Posted By Reflector Guy

A twenty-minute review of a bike he hasn't even...

A twenty-minute review of a bike he hasn't even ridden yet! :speedy:
04-21-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,695
Posted By Reflector Guy

That's just like driving on the Interstate...

That's just like driving on the Interstate highway. There will be no other cars in sight ahead or behind me, then suddenly a big group catches up; half of them pass me and just like that I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,591
Posted By Reflector Guy

Maybe the moderators can make this thread a...

Maybe the moderators can make this thread a "sticky" so it will stay at the top of the page, so that way you'll be able to find it easily and update us as the years and miles go by.
04-20-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,119
Posted By Reflector Guy

That comes from eating too much pie! :P

That comes from eating too much pie! :P
04-19-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,119
Posted By Reflector Guy

Must be because there's snow in the forecast for...

Must be because there's snow in the forecast for tonight. I can't decide whether to ride the bike, or get the snowblower ready!
04-19-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,270
Posted By Reflector Guy

Plenty of time to charge the camera; we'll want...

Plenty of time to charge the camera; we'll want to see some pictures! :giver:
04-18-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,063
Posted By Reflector Guy

I saw "entry level" in the thread title and...

I saw "entry level" in the thread title and assumed it would be a question about a Kent bicycle.... GMC Denali, etc.

On a Giant (any Giant) I don't think I'd upgrade the cables unless they're...
04-16-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Reflector Guy

Hmmmm, interesting. I clicked on the thread...

Hmmmm, interesting. I clicked on the thread assuming you meant to type "Giordano", one of the bike brands available on Amazon. But no, it clearly is spelled with an "A".
04-15-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,304
Posted By Reflector Guy

And 12,000 feet of climbing...

And 12,000 feet of climbing...
04-15-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,304
Posted By Reflector Guy

Makes a good rack to hang clothes on!

Makes a good rack to hang clothes on!
04-15-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,270
Posted By Reflector Guy

It's an offer you can't afford to pass up!

It's an offer you can't afford to pass up!
04-15-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,270
Posted By Reflector Guy

Should have bought two bikes..... They'd have...

Should have bought two bikes..... They'd have given you twice the discount!
04-15-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,531
Posted By Reflector Guy

Through waist-deep snow also. Like when we were...

Through waist-deep snow also. Like when we were kids walking to school.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,591
Posted By Reflector Guy

Only if that person asks for our thoughts on...

Only if that person asks for our thoughts on their bike. You know, sort of like how the thread title here asked.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,591
Posted By Reflector Guy

Another bad example. We're not recommending...

Another bad example. We're not recommending Ferraris and Bugattis for you; we're recommending modest cars of known good quality in place of the Yugo you've got your heart set on. I mean, the three...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,591
Posted By Reflector Guy

There is a difference. The crappy bike won't get...

There is a difference. The crappy bike won't get hurt feelings and suffer a lifetime of self-esteem issues if someone calls it a crappy bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,305
Posted By Reflector Guy

On the other hand, it might be more useful to...

On the other hand, it might be more useful to make it a Sticky.
04-13-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,010
Posted By Reflector Guy

I gouged my legs with the pins on my pedals once....

I gouged my legs with the pins on my pedals once. Once.

I've been more careful ever since. Problem solved.
04-13-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,695
Posted By Reflector Guy

I bet they rode in your draft all the way up and...

I bet they rode in your draft all the way up and down the mountain. Until you dropped them, that is. ;)
04-13-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By Reflector Guy

Interesting! I also have had better luck with the...

Interesting! I also have had better luck with the Clear Eyes drops than with the others but never realized there was an actual reason for it. That is good to know!

Apparently I have Rosacae and...
04-12-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,695
Posted By Reflector Guy

The slowest guy would be leading a mile-long...

The slowest guy would be leading a mile-long parade of slow-moving bikes, all of them too timid to pass for fear of hurting someone else's feelings.

It's a little like when you see a family of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,591
Posted By Reflector Guy

That's a lot of weight to drop. What are you...

That's a lot of weight to drop. What are you going to do, replace everything with carbon? Carbon seatposts and handlebars and forks and stems will quickly add up to lots of money and won't remove...
04-12-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,695
Posted By Reflector Guy

It is also possible the other guy is just about...

It is also possible the other guy is just about worn out from a 100-mile ride and his knees are starting to ache and he is hoping to limp home before he collapses from exhaustion. He really won't...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,591
Posted By Reflector Guy

I was checking out the Eurobike on Amazon and...

I was checking out the Eurobike on Amazon and came across this gem.... The "Mr. Tool" mountain bike:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,591
Posted By Reflector Guy

This, exactly. The Eurobike seatpost might be...

This, exactly. The Eurobike seatpost might be some sort of proprietary item and with my luck, I'd buy one and find out the hard way I couldn't even swap saddles on it, or some such nonsense.

I...
04-12-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,695
Posted By Reflector Guy

You'll need to be more specific. I read...

You'll need to be more specific. I read somewhere recently that anything less than 19 is a waste of time.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,591
Posted By Reflector Guy

Have you seen the one with the three-spoke mag...

Have you seen the one with the three-spoke mag wheels? Might want to keep that one in consideration also.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,591
Posted By Reflector Guy

How much of its looks are because of the...

How much of its looks are because of the overabundance of graphics? You could probably come out ahead by buying a more-modest looking bike of better quality, and then slap on a whole sheet of vinyl...
04-11-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By Reflector Guy

Same here too; most trails are hardpacked FA6...

Same here too; most trails are hardpacked FA6 limestone screenings and are smooth and fast. I've always used road tires on them.

The exception comes in February or March when the snow melts (or...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,305
Posted By Reflector Guy

The $2 off coupon tips it in for me. I MUST have...

The $2 off coupon tips it in for me. I MUST have one!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Reflector Guy

Can you get the specs on each drivetrain from the...

Can you get the specs on each drivetrain from the bike manufacturer's website? If nothing else, you might be able to discover where the lesser bike might have skipped a gear or a couple of gears vs....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 754
Posted By Reflector Guy

Maybe it's just the camera angle, but that...

Maybe it's just the camera angle, but that handlebar looks extra wide. Can you shorten it by a few inches on each side? That would save a little weight.
04-08-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,729
Posted By Reflector Guy

Yikes, what are they building? Giant antennas or...

Yikes, what are they building? Giant antennas or something? We have a variety here at the office (for checking bolted connections in buildings) but I think the biggest one goes to "only" 1000 ft/lbs....
04-07-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 6,845
Posted By Reflector Guy

I am continually amazed by the large number of...

I am continually amazed by the large number of abandoned bikes there are around me. Some eventually disappear after several months but others stick around for years. I've had my eye on a pair of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By Reflector Guy

189cm = 6'2"..... You might be OK.

189cm = 6'2"..... You might be OK.
04-06-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 843
Posted By Reflector Guy

Only if its one of those places "where they serve...

Only if its one of those places "where they serve hard drinks for men who want to get drunk fast!"
04-06-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,646
Posted By Reflector Guy

We already examined this topic seven ways to...

We already examined this topic seven ways to Sunday.... https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1223428-buying-dutch-style-bike-us.html
04-06-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,301
Posted By Reflector Guy

Celeste green; black lettering. Bianchi has...

Celeste green; black lettering.

Bianchi has a few 2021 models with silver (or chrome?) lettering, which I am not a fan of. Obviously they should have checked with me beforehand!
04-06-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 6,845
Posted By Reflector Guy

How about the Mazda 6 for 25K, like the others I...

How about the Mazda 6 for 25K, like the others I mentioned earlier (Camry, Accord, Malibu, etc)?

You're right, though, everyone has a different idea about what is a decent car, but I think for...
04-06-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Reflector Guy

I wouldn't worry too much.... One to three weeks...

I wouldn't worry too much.... One to three weeks isn't terribly infrequent, unless you're in a really wet area or some other extreme weather.

I think of "infrequent" as the being like my dad who...
04-06-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 515
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'd say biking is my #1 exercise activity, since...

I'd say biking is my #1 exercise activity, since I don't run, hike, lift weights, etc, etc.... But I have many other outdoor interests to compete for my free time too.
04-05-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,483
Posted By Reflector Guy

I thought the jersey pockets were for Grey Poupon?

I thought the jersey pockets were for Grey Poupon?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By Reflector Guy

Hmmm, I liked the old font better. This one,...

Hmmm, I liked the old font better. This one, particularly in matte black with the gold lettering, reminds me of those new carbon bikes available online from Walmart (whose name escapes me at the...
04-05-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,483
Posted By Reflector Guy

That's where mine stays. Or sometimes in the car.

That's where mine stays. Or sometimes in the car.
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