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06-26-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 690
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have had it twice in my life. Both times a...

I have had it twice in my life. Both times a brace thingy that i bought from the drug store did the trick. Something like this: ...
06-26-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,119
Posted By Paul Barnard

It is interesting that we are 6 pages deep in...

It is interesting that we are 6 pages deep in this thread and people still haven't read the thread with an eye toward understanding, or are really bad at simple reading comprehension.
06-26-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,119
Posted By Paul Barnard

Well, I had another one of those days today. ...

Well, I had another one of those days today.

We have had oppressive record setting heat here lately. On top of that, I had Covid about a month ago, and my energy level has been down a notch or...
06-23-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 629
Posted By Paul Barnard

That might be difficult for me. My weekend rides...

That might be difficult for me. My weekend rides start about 30 minutes to an hour after I wake up.
06-23-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 629
Posted By Paul Barnard

Some days mine are like Panawalkers.

Some days mine are like Panawalkers.
06-22-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,346
Posted By Paul Barnard

This is obviously the sort of issue that demands...

This is obviously the sort of issue that demands managers be talked to.
06-21-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By Paul Barnard

That Brooks seat is really hard. I have found...

That Brooks seat is really hard. I have found that I need one with some padding. Order a Cobb Randee off Ebay for 35 bucks and give it a try.
06-19-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By Paul Barnard

Great combination of low rolling resistance, ...

Great combination of low rolling resistance, puncture protection, wet weather grip and price.

https://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tires/urban-tour/contact-urban
06-16-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,021
Posted By Paul Barnard

The side streets work great. The only thing they...

The side streets work great. The only thing they don't do is provide a traffic light protected crossing at Jefferson highway. It's not a big deal getting across even in rush hour traffic. I'll...
06-15-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,021
Posted By Paul Barnard

JoeyBike, izzat you?

JoeyBike, izzat you?
06-14-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 691
Posted By Paul Barnard

My tandem gets used less than any. Down here in...

My tandem gets used less than any. Down here in NOLA my MTB gets used infrequently. I do use it a good bit on vacations. My road bike gets used a little more often yet. Since the streets around...
06-13-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,776
Posted By Paul Barnard

It sounds to me like you are conflating the words...

It sounds to me like you are conflating the words upgrade and change.
06-13-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,154
Posted By Paul Barnard

That's a great big nothing biscuit.

That's a great big nothing biscuit.
06-13-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 989
Posted By Paul Barnard

I use Lynskey's website as a barometer of sorts. ...

I use Lynskey's website as a barometer of sorts. Right when covid hit, they were regularly having 20-30% off sales. Once things tightened up, they bumped their prices up about 20% and sales became...
06-13-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,065
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have now put about 60 miles on the Conti...

I have now put about 60 miles on the Conti Contact Urban 700x35s and can't say enough good about them. Not quite GP 4000s, but given the much lower cost and the better puncture rating, I may have...
06-12-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 836
Posted By Paul Barnard

I guess these folks had it coming to them. ...

I guess these folks had it coming to them. Mixing 4000 pound cars with 80,000 pound semis is just asking for it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Lakewood_semi-truck_crash
06-12-22, 11:47 AM
06-11-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 855
Posted By Paul Barnard

I just signed up for this one and am very excited...

I just signed up for this one and am very excited about it. https://www.cyclesequatchie.com/ My brother is coming from Ohio and my BIL who lives in the area will join me. It's taking place right...
06-11-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 662
Posted By Paul Barnard

I like my chances of winning such an encounter.

I like my chances of winning such an encounter.
06-11-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 662
Posted By Paul Barnard

I tend to be middle to left tire track. Then as...

I tend to be middle to left tire track. Then as they start going around, I move further right. I give myself the cushion, assuming they won't.
06-11-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4,077
Views: 316,934
Posted By Paul Barnard

32 miles. Still feeling the effects of Covid. ...

32 miles. Still feeling the effects of Covid. My ride today was pretty fast, but I didn't feel strong.
06-11-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 855
Posted By Paul Barnard

I like to participate in them without paying.

I like to participate in them without paying.
06-10-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 836
Posted By Paul Barnard

Either he isn't sharp enough to understand that,...

Either he isn't sharp enough to understand that, or he simply enjoys trolling it.
06-10-22, 04:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 836
Posted By Paul Barnard

I take a different approach. I carry an...

I take a different approach. I carry an accidental death rider on my life insurance policy. That money is for suing the hell out of anyone who negligently kills me.

Driving and walking in NOLA...
06-09-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,956
Posted By Paul Barnard

“In general, with all of those variables [like...

“In general, with all of those variables [like weather and riders’ personal preference], that tire pressure is 8 to 8.5 bar for the road stages, and then 9.5 to 10 bar for the time-trial stages....
06-09-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,065
Posted By Paul Barnard

I just got back from a test spin on these things....

I just got back from a test spin on these things. As a point of reference, the replaced Clement Strada LGG 700x32 road tires. As another point of reference, the best tires I have ever run are Conti...
06-09-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 266
Posted By Paul Barnard

Thanks for your service and welcome to the forum....

Thanks for your service and welcome to the forum. It doesn't really make any difference which ones you get. Having a good dealer is bonus. If you buy two bikes, you might be able to get the dealer...
06-09-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,065
Posted By Paul Barnard

I just spooned some 700x35 Conti Contact Urban...

I just spooned some 700x35 Conti Contact Urban tires on my gravel bike. These are wire bead only tires that are comparatively heavy. There is not much info out there on them. Bicycle Rolling...
06-09-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,514
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have mentally prepared myself that if a...

I have mentally prepared myself that if a pedestrian on the path walks out in front of me, I'll try to keep them between me and the ground when I fall.
06-09-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,065
Posted By Paul Barnard

Seems I have read several conversations here...

Seems I have read several conversations here (mainly in road cycling) where a lot of riders said that tire weight doesn't matter.
Forum: Southeast
06-08-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 129
Posted By Paul Barnard

Cycle Sequatchie TN Anyone

https://www.cyclesequatchie.com/

I am going to do this. My brother from Ohio and my BIL from Chattanooga are going to join me. Looks to be a great ride, and it starts in the town where I bought...
06-07-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,948
Posted By Paul Barnard

This brakes my heart.

This brakes my heart.
06-07-22, 04:45 AM
06-03-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 957
Posted By Paul Barnard

What would be the purpose of posting the link...

What would be the purpose of posting the link here?
06-01-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,296
Posted By Paul Barnard

Then there's the old "wiping peanut butter out of...

Then there's the old "wiping peanut butter out of shag carpet" analogy.
06-01-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,296
Posted By Paul Barnard

Once every 5-6 rides like the rest of our shorts.

Once every 5-6 rides like the rest of our shorts.
06-01-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,073
Posted By Paul Barnard

I heard that Cannonized is developing a new...

I heard that Cannonized is developing a new steering system where the rear wheel turns to eliminate this problem.
05-31-22, 06:21 PM
05-31-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 981
Posted By Paul Barnard

Fishing rods are supposed to bend.

Fishing rods are supposed to bend.
05-30-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,314
Posted By Paul Barnard

Congrats and thank you for your contributions to...

Congrats and thank you for your contributions to our society. 2.5 years behind you!
05-30-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By Paul Barnard

Run this test on them and let me know how they...

Run this test on them and let me know how they fare.

The question comes up often as more and more scam sites are created. Here's a test that you can apply. I don't do business if they raise any...
05-28-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By Paul Barnard

Looking forward to seeing this play out.

Looking forward to seeing this play out.
05-28-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,170
Posted By Paul Barnard

My good bud Lew told me 30 years ago "Don't give...

My good bud Lew told me 30 years ago "Don't give people tips. They'll end up being better than you."
05-26-22, 04:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By Paul Barnard

Wow Polaris, I appreciate the effort. I thought...

Wow Polaris, I appreciate the effort. I thought the "spacer" was plastic not metal. It looks like from your second photo that when you tighten the crank arm bolts that it doesn't compress down on...
05-25-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By Paul Barnard

That's exactly what I did. My only concern is...

That's exactly what I did. My only concern is that where the crank arm is split and the plastic dohicky sits in between, it didn't pinch down good on the dohicky. It's still loose in the gap.
05-25-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By Paul Barnard

That's the way I installed it. This crank has...

That's the way I installed it. This crank has been frustrating from tho onset. With the Shimano bottom bracket, it took substantial force to get the spindle through both cups.
05-25-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By Paul Barnard

GRX Hollowtech Crank Arm

Let me see if I can 'splain this issue.

I have set up Hollowtech crank arms without issue in the past. When I built a new gravel bike a few months ago, I set it up as I previously had (by the...
05-25-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,963
Posted By Paul Barnard

I disagree about us disagreeing a lot. lol ...

I disagree about us disagreeing a lot. lol

Kinda seriously. I respect your ideas, beliefs and positions to the point that I am much more likely to probe a difference with you than others.
05-25-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,963
Posted By Paul Barnard

I just added them to my very short ignore list. I...

I just added them to my very short ignore list. I don't want to waste any time on someone who isn't interested in intellectually honest discussion. Hell, you have probably come at me harder than...
05-25-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 618
Posted By Paul Barnard

I honestly never knew this was a thing. Is it...

I honestly never knew this was a thing. Is it really worth it to remove a chain to wax it rather than using a more conventional lube? How long will the wax last? I can see that it would be a more...
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