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12-01-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 554
Posted By noimagination

Maybe he/she is a craniofacial surgeon, looking...

Maybe he/she is a craniofacial surgeon, looking to drum up business.
11-23-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 644
Posted By noimagination

The medium and format you've chosen here are...

The medium and format you've chosen here are unlikely to give you good data for your research project, as you can see from the replies above. In none of the replies do you get answers to all of the...
11-18-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,386
Posted By noimagination

I find it amazing how people can make these...

I find it amazing how people can make these deductions based on so little information. You must be far, far more intelligent than I! I, personally, am completely unable to understand how you find...
10-21-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By noimagination

Being a sys admin must be so, SO, much FUN!! ...

Being a sys admin must be so, SO, much FUN!!

Dog bless them, I could never do the job they do. I just don't possess the qualities required.
10-14-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,225
Posted By noimagination

All good points so far. For a first bike (as an...

All good points so far. For a first bike (as an adult) and for the type of riding you describe, $500 sounds reasonable. I think your points explaining why you're hesitant to get a used bike are...
10-12-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 874
Posted By noimagination

Just be sure to store it in an upright position. ...

Just be sure to store it in an upright position. If you lay it down on its side, the lube pools on one side of the cylinder and when you go to pump the gasket may be dried out and not seal, and the...
10-11-22, 05:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 485
Posted By noimagination

If it works for you then that's great, but it...

If it works for you then that's great, but it doesn't make any sense to me. I guess you keep your bike outside, since once you're riding you've already made your clothing choices. I don't see that...
10-07-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 485
Posted By noimagination

I'm curious: why would you need to know the...

I'm curious: why would you need to know the temperature during a ride?
10-07-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By noimagination

Bike is about 8 years old. My wife isn't nearly...

Bike is about 8 years old. My wife isn't nearly as avid a cyclist as I, so it has < 5,000 mi on it. Which is annoying, shifters should certainly last longer than that. Hell, shifter cables can last...
10-07-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By noimagination

Corroded Shimano brake/shift mechanism

I recently had to replace the left-hand brake/shift mechanism (Shimano) on our tandem due to corrosion inside the mechanism. The right-hand shifter still works, though I can see corrosion there and...
10-06-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,538
Posted By noimagination

The scariest thing about this post is that people...

The scariest thing about this post is that people like the OP can vote. And reproduce.
10-03-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 925
Posted By noimagination

I empty the bladder immediately after use and...

I empty the bladder immediately after use and wash with dish soap, including the drinking tube and valve, even if I've only had water in the bladder. I never store anything in the bladder. If I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,003
Posted By noimagination

Don't feel obligated to do something that makes...

Don't feel obligated to do something that makes you uncomfortable to stay with the group. It is sometimes the case that a "herd mentality" governs the group, and they may ride in a way that makes you...
09-29-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By noimagination

I don't normally chime in with "me, too" posts,...

I don't normally chime in with "me, too" posts, but in this case perhaps reiteration is justified. You give too little information in your post, you'll get suggestions that are, justifiably, all...
09-29-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By noimagination

Funny, the DT shifters and the bars are a couple...

Funny, the DT shifters and the bars are a couple of the things I find most attractive about the bike. I suppose I'm a lot older, so to me that bike looks like what a bike is supposed to look like...
09-28-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,836
Posted By noimagination

A couple others have not mentioned (though I've...

A couple others have not mentioned (though I've used some of those, as well):
westernbikeworks.com
sierratradingpost.com (for clothing and some gear, not parts, though)
09-28-22, 05:14 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,997
Posted By noimagination

Of what possible use is a number, such as rHR,...

Of what possible use is a number, such as rHR, without context? Any number could indicate pathology, depending on what is "normal" for the individual. 40 bpm could indicate fitness, it could...
09-22-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 539
Posted By noimagination

Hmmm, I never had any trouble with shorts...

Hmmm, I never had any trouble with shorts becoming translucent. Usually mine wear out from abrasion caused by my inner thigh rubbing against the saddle, which isn't visible to others unless I'm out...
09-21-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 493
Posted By noimagination

My experience is that wire beaded tires tend to...

My experience is that wire beaded tires tend to loosen with use, so used tires can be easier to get on the rim. However, when I was running Michelin ProRace3 tires on Campy rims, it was always a...
09-21-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 748
Posted By noimagination

There's this really cool invention that will make...

There's this really cool invention that will make it completely unnecessary for you to post a picture and ask others to figure out the size of your bike. I'm not sure you've heard of it, it's...
09-15-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By noimagination

Whether a certain size tire will fit on the rim...

Whether a certain size tire will fit on the rim is one thing. Whether the fork and/or chain stay/seat tube clearance is sufficient to accommodate that size tire is something else.

I see Boardman...
09-15-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 862
Posted By noimagination

I was cycling in NC just last month (Blue Ridge...

I was cycling in NC just last month (Blue Ridge Mtns near Boone). You must be a beast, there's no way I could handle the NC hills with that gearing.

Or, it's flatter where you ride. MUCH...
09-14-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,024
Posted By noimagination

Hard to give a single answer to that question. ...

Hard to give a single answer to that question.

Riding a tandem is harder mentally, in that I need to consider the wants/needs/safety of 2 people instead of 1. On the other hand, there's someone to...
09-12-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,076
Posted By noimagination

I'm no technophile myself. It is obvious that...

I'm no technophile myself. It is obvious that any bug needs to be addressed quickly, throughout the lifecycle of the product but particularly at the development stage. during early alpha/beta...
09-12-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 433
Posted By noimagination

IME, it's never the saddle. I have no reason to...

IME, it's never the saddle. I have no reason to disbelieve people who have said they've switched saddles and that has solved their butt issues. However, FOR ME it has always been something other...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,648
Posted By noimagination

It's fine to try something, find it doesn't work...

It's fine to try something, find it doesn't work for you, and do something else. It's also fine to relate your experiences.

The problems you experienced, however, are due to your mistakes, not...
09-12-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,133
Posted By noimagination

Hmmm, seems like tongue-in-cheek posts are not...

Hmmm, seems like tongue-in-cheek posts are not appreciated by 33% of people replying (not considering off-topic posts or posts replying to other replies).
09-12-22, 05:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 433
Posted By noimagination

It doesn't sound like you're talking about a...

It doesn't sound like you're talking about a saddle sore. A painful lump under the skin isn't a saddle sore. A saddle sore is basically a skin infection, usually caused by abraded skin that gets a...
09-12-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 988
Posted By noimagination

It's certainly true that gloves get funky, in the...

It's certainly true that gloves get funky, in the summer after even one ride. That isn't very pleasant when you go to wipe your nose, or even your brow or other parts of your face. While...
09-08-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 599
Posted By noimagination

I don't know where you live, but the only times...

I don't know where you live, but the only times dry mouth bothers me is when humidity is low. When that happens I take more frequent, smaller in volume, drinks. (If you have chronic dry mouth,...
09-07-22, 04:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 831
Posted By noimagination

I'm like Iride01, only different. For me,...

I'm like Iride01, only different. For me, narrower bars can result in pain on the lateral point of the elbow joint (looking at arms outstretched with palms down). Wider bars help, but too wide can...
09-07-22, 04:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By noimagination

I agree with datlas, mostly marketing/bs. I've...

I agree with datlas, mostly marketing/bs. I've had pads that worked for me, and those that didn't, long (long, long...) before 3D/4D pads, and I expect to be cycling long after they're gone. It...
09-01-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,599
Posted By noimagination

Well, this kind of bigotry is only to be expected...

Well, this kind of bigotry is only to be expected from someone from the South.
[/sarcasm off/]

See how that works?
08-30-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,823
Posted By noimagination

I understand how you feel, but there is too...

I understand how you feel, but there is too little information on what actually happened to make this kind of statement. The cyclist (Ms Langenkamp) and the truck driver "... were both traveling in...
08-30-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By noimagination

Wow, you're confused. Crank length has nothing...

Wow, you're confused. Crank length has nothing to do with chainring BCD (bolt circle diameter). You want a chainring with the correct BCD measurement, period. A simple Google search would tell you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,222
Posted By noimagination

I haven't really tracked the effects of exercise...

I haven't really tracked the effects of exercise on sleep, so I don't have hard data. (Given that, you can conclude that exercise doesn't affect my sleep to a large degree - or, if it does, I'm not...
08-29-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,636
Posted By noimagination

Exercise. Physical health/weight maintenance. ...

Exercise. Physical health/weight maintenance. Stress relief/mental health.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,636
Posted By noimagination

I don't race, so as long as the other cyclist is...

I don't race, so as long as the other cyclist is not endangering me I don't care what they do. They can cough out a lung passing me, then die and I pass them back, then they recover and we repeat. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,149
Posted By noimagination

For your next trick: try finding hiking boots...

For your next trick: try finding hiking boots suitable for multi-day backpacking trips with a wide last. That's another level of difficulty. The hiking boot "industry" has gone through the same...
08-08-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,492
Posted By noimagination

Hasn't worked for me. I've lost track of the...

Hasn't worked for me. I've lost track of the squirrels I've hit. Also, if they dart out right under your wheel there's no time for anything like aiming. It's more like "rustle, rustle, thump".
08-08-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 758
Posted By noimagination

Different people like different things. For me,...

Different people like different things. For me, riding in flexible shoes is painful on longer rides, so for riding I personally prefer a rigid cycling shoe. I ride clipless (have for decades now),...
08-08-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 646
Posted By noimagination

Look, I'm glad that a GPS works for you and that...

Look, I'm glad that a GPS works for you and that you prefer it over other methods. I have no problem with people using GPS to ride. However, it is a ridiculous statement to say that GPS is a...
08-08-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By noimagination

Just curious: if all of this is true, then why...

Just curious: if all of this is true, then why the original post?

"Have not seen the right hook in awhile." "Anymore cars wait for me/ us to pass then turn but once in awhile you get this."
...
08-05-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By noimagination

Sorry, but that's not a right hook - you passed...

Sorry, but that's not a right hook - you passed on the right, he didn't pass you and then turn into your path. That was on you, the driver did nothing wrong.
08-03-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 495
Posted By noimagination

"I refuse to join a club that would have me as a...

"I refuse to join a club that would have me as a member." Karl Groucho Marx
08-03-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 495
Posted By noimagination

Pedant. Duh!

Pedant.
Duh!
08-03-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 646
Posted By noimagination

I think you used the wrong verb in your post. ...

I think you used the wrong verb in your post. I've been riding 50 years without a navigation computer, so I doubt you "need" it. I think the word you're looking for is "want".
08-03-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 495
Posted By noimagination

"Criteria" is a plural, therefore "...these...

"Criteria" is a plural, therefore "...these criteria..," not "...this criteria..."
The singular is "criterion", i.e. "...this criterion..."

No Schoolhouse Rock for this one, maybe should have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,038
Posted By noimagination

Good to hear you're happy. I've got both the...

Good to hear you're happy. I've got both the Topeak Road Morph and the Lenzyne HP (different bikes). I like them both. The Road Morph pumps a slightly larger volume of air, so it takes fewer...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,149
Posted By noimagination

I wear EEE shoes, and I've been wearing Sidi...

I wear EEE shoes, and I've been wearing Sidi megas (the Genius level) for decades. The mountain shoe equivalent is the Dominator, I think. They are pretty comfortable. Although maybe out of your...
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