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Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 03:47 PM
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Posted By Eric F

Awesome!! Way to swing it, kid :)

Awesome!! Way to swing it, kid :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

Usually it would be something like..."I'm good....

Usually it would be something like..."I'm good. Thanks."

If I know it's going to be a long light, and I'm feeling a bit snarky..."Thanks for your concern, but it seems you're unaware that bicycles...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

Apparently, in the Yucatan area, "Amazon Prime"...

Apparently, in the Yucatan area, "Amazon Prime" translates to "you'll get it when you get it".
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

Clearly.

Clearly.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 10:33 AM
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Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

https://i.imgur.com/xbiqykK.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/xbiqykK.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

Billy is talking to himself. This can't be a...

Billy is talking to himself. This can't be a good sign.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

I thought that was Scooby-Doo. Maybe they speak...

I thought that was Scooby-Doo. Maybe they speak the same language.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

She has a pretty good arm. Some people...

She has a pretty good arm. Some people characterize it as a "cannon". I tend to agree.

Some people think it's fatiguing to ride a bike for multiple hours in a row. As we know, the body adapts. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

The wheels not being level with the mantel...

The wheels not being level with the mantel bothers me more.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

Daughter's softball team is playing in a...

Daughter's softball team is playing in a Nationals qualifying tournament, which will have us on the road about the time the sun is rising tomorrow morning. If things go well, I won't get on the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

But it's worth it, right? I mean, you finished...

But it's worth it, right? I mean, you finished the whole damn bike! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

I was relieved when we moved to our house 10...

I was relieved when we moved to our house 10 years ago, and no longer had to park our cars in the garage. Currently, our garage is home to a woodworking/shop area, workout area, music studio area,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

Of course! Silly me to suggest only a groupo...

Of course! Silly me to suggest only a groupo replacement. Serious lapse in judgement right there.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

Clearly, the answer is to strip the whole groupo...

Clearly, the answer is to strip the whole groupo off and go Di2.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

20+ year old V-brakes on a 20+ year old 26er...

20+ year old V-brakes on a 20+ year old 26er singlespeed. I was especially puzzled because there's so little to go wrong, yet something did, and then fixed itself.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

That's way more dramatic than the 20 minutes of...

That's way more dramatic than the 20 minutes of futzing around with the rear brake on my singlespeed MTB before I even got out the door, trying to figure out why it was locked up. Eventually,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

I will watch the Dodgers and Kings, when I can. ...

I will watch the Dodgers and Kings, when I can. I try to watch most of the games of the college softball WCWS tournament, and will sometimes watch a few games during the season. Over the last...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

Hockey > football...especially in person. ...

Hockey > football...especially in person.

Agree 100% about golf. Even when I was talking that wretched game seriously, I still had a hard time watching it on TV for more than a few holes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

I'm using old Shimano clamps (bolt is part of the...

I'm using old Shimano clamps (bolt is part of the clamp, like you describe) with Suntour Superbe levers. It worked really well for me to separate the clamp and lever. However, I also have a couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

I don't see what the advantage is to wrapping the...

I don't see what the advantage is to wrapping the bars before mounting them. :foo:

On my old-bike rebuild project, I put the lever clamps on the bars, wrapped the tape, and then mounted the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

I can see how that might put a speed bump in the...

I can see how that might put a speed bump in the fun-stuff purchases. Adulting sucks like that.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

My condolences. I'm in the fine-tuning stage...

My condolences.

I'm in the fine-tuning stage of my singlespeed 26er project. Got a new cog, computer mount, and some bling items to finish it off. It's a fun ride, and I'm enjoying the complete...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

I'm old enough to know lifting rocks of any size...

I'm old enough to know lifting rocks of any size is a really bad idea for this motor. Tacos, however, are a very good idea. So is pizza and beer.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

Lemee know if you find a good shop for that motor...

Lemee know if you find a good shop for that motor overhaul. It has become vividly apparent that my motor is also in need of extensive work. Sumpin just ain't right.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

Stop, collaborate and listen.

Stop, collaborate and listen.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-21, 10:46 AM
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Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

It's been a very long time, but I still remember...

It's been a very long time, but I still remember "The Wall" pretty vividly, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

If I recall from my days doing the Solvang Metric...

If I recall from my days doing the Solvang Metric and a road races in the area, ALL the hills out there are steep.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

1. Don't stop a each station B. This probably...

1. Don't stop a each station
B. This probably isn't the ride for you
III. This will be a huge thing for someone. Don't wreck their buzz.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

How many laps are you allowed to do?

How many laps are you allowed to do?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

You're to the point of nearly tripling the...

You're to the point of nearly tripling the initial investment (which is probably realistic). You've gotta REALLY want it to go that deep. I suppose you could recoup a small amount by selling those...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

Yep. It only makes sense if you want that Saeco...

Yep. It only makes sense if you want that Saeco frame $800 bad enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

Wise choice for those wheels. Being near someone...

Wise choice for those wheels. Being near someone on those wheels always made me nervous.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

Since you don't have that tool, you can almost...

Since you don't have that tool, you can almost guarantee that's where it is. The Bike Gods are amused by such things.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

My experience with such things tells me there's a...

My experience with such things tells me there's a 47.32% chance it's not where you think it is, especially when you feel really certain that you have isolated it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

I feel your pain. My Storck has something...

I feel your pain. My Storck has something clicking. I've narrowed it down - it's not the front wheel....maybe. What helps a lot is that it's intermittent and doesn't seem to follow any kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

IMO, gnats are more of an issue than butterflies....

IMO, gnats are more of an issue than butterflies. If I recall from my MTB days of many years ago, the local variety of gnats have a max. speed of 5mph. Below that line, and they swarm your head...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

That's sexy as hell!! I'm admittedly out of...

That's sexy as hell!! I'm admittedly out of touch with most modern MTB trends, but recent poking around on websites, I'm seeing a lot of bikes in the 28+ range.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

That's an issue in my area, too, so finding the...

That's an issue in my area, too, so finding the right gearing to make it usable is going to be part of the challenge. There are some areas with shorter climbs that should be do-able. The long...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

A new project has been hatched...Converting my...

A new project has been hatched...Converting my old 7-speed Trek 9900 MTB to single speed. A very different approach to cycling than my usual diet of go-fast roadie stuff. I am excited for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

Because a lot of cyclists don't behave like just...

Because a lot of cyclists don't behave like just another vehicle, particularly those of the casual recreational variety. Far too many act like both vehicle and pedestrian, assuming they have the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

Not having thumbs is pretty limiting.

Not having thumbs is pretty limiting.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

Agreed. I will often wave them across while I'm...

Agreed. I will often wave them across while I'm still rolling, so they're clear by the time I'm in the intersection. Too often, they wait - in an attempt to be considerate - forcing me to come to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

For stop sign intersections, I generally only...

For stop sign intersections, I generally only slow down enough to verify that the intersection is clear. If there are cars, I will read the situation and adjust accordingly. If there are cars on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

****! :mad:

****! :mad:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

I concur with your friends' attitude. ;)

I concur with your friends' attitude. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

You have a daughter named Maddie? Dude. You're...

You have a daughter named Maddie? Dude. You're in trouble!

Sincerely,
Dad of a Maddie


Also...I see your dilemma.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

I know that area very well, but only from the...

I know that area very well, but only from the seat of a bike or car. That 'hood is way, way, WAYYYYYY beyond my budget. Good climbs in the San Rafael hills, though - Art Center, Sacred Heart, Chevy...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

We have a 2 car garage. There has not been a car...

We have a 2 car garage. There has not been a car inside it even once in the 10+ years we've lived here. It includes a bike area, a music studio area, a workout area, 3 work benches, 3 bench-top...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

This is an excellent plan.

This is an excellent plan.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 176,678
Posted By Eric F

That would be my guess.

That would be my guess.
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