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05-20-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 944
Posted By Reflector Guy

My bike computer has a small battery, as does the...

My bike computer has a small battery, as does the sensor on the spokes. That's it unless I am riding at night. I don't carry a phone or other devices.

Anyone with a pacemaker or anything out of...
05-16-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 874
Posted By Reflector Guy

I would say the same here too. Where I ride (on...

I would say the same here too. Where I ride (on a couple well-known rail trails) I had never seen it as busy as I did in 2020. By 2021 it was much more back to normal.

It's been busy this year...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By Reflector Guy

I wish I was as fast as I was when I was 13!

I wish I was as fast as I was when I was 13!
04-28-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,763
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'm sure I've got a Mimeographed set of...

I'm sure I've got a Mimeographed set of instructions around here someplace...
04-28-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,763
Posted By Reflector Guy

If you want to create some real confusion, try...

If you want to create some real confusion, try paying with Traveller's Checks. I'm not even sure the last time I've seen one besides the ones my parents have kept in a drawer all these decades.
04-20-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,928
Posted By Reflector Guy

+2 Nothing throws gas on the "us vs. them"...

+2

Nothing throws gas on the "us vs. them" fire like the word cagers.
04-20-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,928
Posted By Reflector Guy

Same here. Occasionally I'll need to get...

Same here. Occasionally I'll need to get somewhere where the roads are just as described above but the adjacent sidewalks almost completely absent of pedestrians. I'll ride on the sidewalks there...
04-18-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By Reflector Guy

I wear the large Rockbros glasses someone here on...

I wear the large Rockbros glasses someone here on the forum recommended; they usually block enough wind that I am comfortable. Apparently I have Rosacea, and in my case it bothers my eyes; cold wind...
04-18-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 866
Posted By Reflector Guy

Zip ties might work also in a pinch. I...

Zip ties might work also in a pinch.

I remember seeing early primitive bottle cages for sale in the bike department at Kmart.... They clamped on with a mechanism a lot like the hose clamps...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,338
Posted By Reflector Guy

LOL Reminds me of a "meme" we use on another...

LOL Reminds me of a "meme" we use on another forum..... Brake rotor threads are always a lively subject!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/6272/0USswP.jpg
04-15-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By Reflector Guy

+2 to everything posted above. That bike is...

+2 to everything posted above. That bike is gorgeous!

Reminds me of the "adult" bikes in the Schwinn catalogs my parents used to bring home just to tease us with. I was still lusting over the...
04-13-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,003
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'm not sure what most of that means but it sure...

I'm not sure what most of that means but it sure will look impressive on my new business cards!
04-11-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 831
Posted By Reflector Guy

Vinyl wrap (the stuff they wrap cars with) has...

Vinyl wrap (the stuff they wrap cars with) has all kinds of handy uses and would work great on bikes. You can get pretty small amounts of it on Amazon.
04-08-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,989
Posted By Reflector Guy

In all seriousness, I don't carry tubes or a...

In all seriousness, I don't carry tubes or a phone, and often no tools. Yes, I've had to do a few REALLY long walks (and at least one or two train rides) over the years, just to get home. Whatever....
04-08-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,989
Posted By Reflector Guy

Going without a saddlebag?

No saddlebag. I find they come loose and get lost too easily in my collisions with pedestrians and automobiles when I run red lights and blindly blast across crosswalks.
04-06-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,381
Posted By Reflector Guy

So you've never even been to New York City, not...

So you've never even been to New York City, not even once?
04-06-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,381
Posted By Reflector Guy

The luddites that still rely on bike messengers? ...

The luddites that still rely on bike messengers? They will all die off soon enough.... The rest of the world moved to faxes and emails stating 40 years ago.
04-06-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,605
Posted By Reflector Guy

Imagine being a fly on the wall for THAT...

Imagine being a fly on the wall for THAT conversation...
Forum: Introductions
04-05-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Reflector Guy

Welcome!

Welcome!
04-05-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,492
Posted By Reflector Guy

A pity the OP deleted all his posts. That...

A pity the OP deleted all his posts. That opening post must've been a real humdinger!
04-05-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,381
Posted By Reflector Guy

Speaking of which, who even uses bike messengers...

Speaking of which, who even uses bike messengers any more? In the 2020s? Sure, I get it, there are still certain documents or drawings that need original signatures, but in an era of legal...
04-04-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,381
Posted By Reflector Guy

Sounds like Chappaquiddick all over again...

Sounds like Chappaquiddick all over again...
04-04-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 617
Posted By Reflector Guy

Out of the last two weeks, I think it has rained...

Out of the last two weeks, I think it has rained on about ten days. But I've managed to ride on a few dry days including this past Friday after work. No wind! Then of course it rained Saturday and...
03-31-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,381
Posted By Reflector Guy

Skill?? LOL I've had that kind of skill since I...

Skill?? LOL I've had that kind of skill since I was about 12 years old. I think pretty much all of us here could lane split or turn left against a red light if we needed to.

Cojones, sure, I...
03-30-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By Reflector Guy

+2 Vinyl wrap is super useful stuff. I...

+2

Vinyl wrap is super useful stuff. I needed a little for one of my cars and I keep finding more uses for the leftovers.
03-30-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 678
Posted By Reflector Guy

I used to do a lot more winter riding.... As...

I used to do a lot more winter riding.... As long as the roads were dry and the sun was shining I was OK. Ice or slush on the roads was a deal-breaker. I remember one ride in particular with temps...
03-30-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,381
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'm just thankful OP was able to find and share...

I'm just thankful OP was able to find and share this particularly egregious example of poor cyclist behavior. An example of what not to do.

After all, he can't POSSIBLY be endorsing it. At least...
03-29-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,381
Posted By Reflector Guy

He came very close here but the pedestrian(s)...

He came very close here but the pedestrian(s) leaped out of the way, completely startled.

It is this type of behavior that makes so many motorists hate bicyclists.
03-28-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 867
Posted By Reflector Guy

Trichloroethane will clean them right up, if you...

Trichloroethane will clean them right up, if you happen to have a can of it sitting way back on a dusty shelf somewhere.
03-25-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'm ALL thumbs, so I give all ten thumbs UP to...

I'm ALL thumbs, so I give all ten thumbs UP to that last post!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,442
Posted By Reflector Guy

I worry about my bike disappearing if I leave it...

I worry about my bike disappearing if I leave it out on the front porch too long.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,636
Posted By Reflector Guy

Somewhat warmer here, but otherwise you nailed it...

Somewhat warmer here, but otherwise you nailed it 100%. Bike stays inside, warm and dry.

This past Sunday was perfect; about 65 degrees, sunny and NO WIND. Too bad it didn't last.
03-22-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 42,688
Posted By Reflector Guy

3-in-1 was what my dad used..... He kept cans in...

3-in-1 was what my dad used..... He kept cans in the basement, in the garage and in his toolbox. We used it on everything.

What we didn't do, however, was clean the chain. Ever. Eventually the...
03-16-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,052
Posted By Reflector Guy

I pretty much only ride my Bianchi road bike, but...

I pretty much only ride my Bianchi road bike, but I also have a couple other bikes not listed in my profile.... A cheap big-box road bike which only gets ridden if it's raining and I absolutely have...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,138
Posted By Reflector Guy

+2 Where I live, the rail-trails are still wet...

+2
Where I live, the rail-trails are still wet from the recently-melted snow and anything other than the slowest, most careful ride upon them will leave the bike covered in pasty limestone spray. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,138
Posted By Reflector Guy

I had my new car ceramic coated, and yes, the...

I had my new car ceramic coated, and yes, the water (and dirt) just runs right off of it. So I tried something similar for my bike.

Then winter came and I had to roll up the hose for the season....
03-11-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,103
Posted By Reflector Guy

Are we referring here to the little nut on the...

Are we referring here to the little nut on the valve itself (which is usually hidden under the cap), or to the larger nut where the valve comes out of the rim?

I have had the latter nut loosen and...
03-10-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,246
Posted By Reflector Guy

I haven't needed any receipts either (yet). ...

I haven't needed any receipts either (yet). Knock on wood.

I made $2600 selling model trains in 2020 and was not pleased when I got a 1099 and wound up owing money to the IRS for the first time...
03-09-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,330
Posted By Reflector Guy

Were fatbikes even a "thing" when 1up designed...

Were fatbikes even a "thing" when 1up designed their racks? It is probably tough to foresee what will become popular in five or ten years time.
03-09-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,330
Posted By Reflector Guy

The cynic in me suggests the workforce in...

The cynic in me suggests the workforce in Wisconsin is probably a lot more efficient, thanks to a lot less of a certain green herb in their lungs. My brother lives in Boulder, and based on the...
03-09-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,330
Posted By Reflector Guy

Quikr is a new company... Looks a lot like a...

Quikr is a new company... Looks a lot like a copy of the 1up rack? Maybe they improved on whatever they didn't like about the 1up.
03-08-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,330
Posted By Reflector Guy

That's how I recall it also.... The 1.25" / 2"...

That's how I recall it also.... The 1.25" / 2" single rack doesn't accomodate a normal pin but it does accept a smaller locking pin which mounts vertically and covers the tightening mechanism. The...
03-08-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,330
Posted By Reflector Guy

My 1UP has the binding-friction system too; there...

My 1UP has the binding-friction system too; there is a large ball in the shaft and you turn an Allen wrench to tighten it and it forces the ball out and thus makes the rack sit eccentrically in the...
03-07-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,022
Posted By Reflector Guy

We wouldn't want to run afoul of whichever gender...

We wouldn't want to run afoul of whichever gender that particular individual would prefer to identify themselves as. So, "they" it is.
03-02-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,248
Posted By Reflector Guy

As I get older, the odds increase every year that...

As I get older, the odds increase every year that I might ride my bike somewhere, enjoy a drink or a donut or something, and then forget about the bike and walked home. Could happen.
03-01-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 6,419
Posted By Reflector Guy

That's what scares me off. Sounds sweaty and...

That's what scares me off. Sounds sweaty and itchy. I'll take my soft cotton T-shirts every time.... Aero drag be damned.
03-01-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 6,419
Posted By Reflector Guy

LOL On the South Side we had Andy the Clown. ...

LOL On the South Side we had Andy the Clown. Just like Ronnie W., Andy never broke character.
03-01-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 6,419
Posted By Reflector Guy

Now would be a good time for that guy in the Road...

Now would be a good time for that guy in the Road Cycling forum (who rides without a shirt) to check in for his insight. That's all we're missing here.
03-01-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 6,419
Posted By Reflector Guy

Sounds uncomfortable, both kinds!

Sounds uncomfortable, both kinds!
03-01-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 6,419
Posted By Reflector Guy

Sounds like a passive-aggressive way of...

Sounds like a passive-aggressive way of announcing to the world you're not a road biker.

Mountain biker, probably. Am I right?
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