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05-03-24, 04:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,112
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...hey Larry, on the off chance you really do...

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...hey Larry, on the off chance you really do have Lyme disease, this guy wrote a recent autobiographical account...
05-03-24, 02:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,112
Posted By 3alarmer

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05-01-24, 07:09 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,155
Posted By 3alarmer

.DUI driver who killed 76-year-old cyclist on...

.DUI driver who killed 76-year-old cyclist on American River bike path is convicted (https://www.kcra.com/article/cyclist-hit-sacramento-dui-hit-and-run-driver-dies-1679440878/43380843#)
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04-18-24, 05:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,428
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I think I might be in this "If it's cheap...

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...I think I might be in this "If it's cheap or free, it will never be valued by the recipient" camp. I've turned down lowball offers on CL bikes I'm selling, out of some forlorn hope that...
04-14-24, 08:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,091
Posted By 3alarmer

...it's not hard to make an injury like this into...

...it's not hard to make an injury like this into a chronic injury. Given similar circumstances, I would thank the fates that I was not racing a bike for a living, and find some other form of...
04-14-24, 06:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,489
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...not sure if anyone has mentioned it yet,...

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...not sure if anyone has mentioned it yet, but a good point on a center punch, used to mark your start point for drilling with an indent, is usually enough to keep the drill bit from wandering...
04-12-24, 07:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,143
Posted By 3alarmer

...this was a very thoughtful thing for you to...

...this was a very thoughtful thing for you to do. Thank you.
04-10-24, 03:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,449
Posted By 3alarmer

...so you're happy that at least justice...

...so you're happy that at least justice prevailed with this one thread ?

Personally, I have a hard time figuring out why people who have been involved with Bike Forums for quite a while start...
04-09-24, 11:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,449
Posted By 3alarmer

If pro cycling is now clean, why do records set...

If pro cycling is now clean, why do records set by dopers keep on getting broken?...
04-08-24, 03:18 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

...I share your concerns. It was wrong of me to...

...I share your concerns. It was wrong of me to dignify your original digression question with a response. This played out exactly as predicted.
04-07-24, 07:24 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

...I thought the reasoning was they are so...

...I thought the reasoning was they are so expensive, because of all the R+D ? I'm not even the guy who brought that idea into the thread. What am I missing ? Other than that you are counting my...
04-07-24, 11:51 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

...I would like to say I understand the...

...I would like to say I understand the motivation here, but I don't. To me it seems like some sort of personality disorder related to the internet and penis size. But I'm not a disinterested...
04-06-24, 11:53 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,075
Posted By 3alarmer

...you've really never heard the phrase, "a...

...you've really never heard the phrase, "a solution looking for a problem" ? I'd have guessed it commonly used in your field.
04-06-24, 11:41 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

...so why go into this digression ? You and I...

...so why go into this digression ? You and I both know it's in hope of finding something else you can tease out of my reply to use as another avenue of attack. Why not just find another outlet ?
04-06-24, 11:35 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

...for the moment, let's pretend you are actually...

...for the moment, let's pretend you are actually open to discussion on this topic, and not simply trying to get into another long semantic argument...semantic argument seems to be your comfort zone....
04-06-24, 01:49 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

...try wider tyres. That's what I do here. It...

...try wider tyres. That's what I do here. It goes without saying, that the one thing most flexible between your hands and the road are your tyres.
04-06-24, 11:17 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,075
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I thought the retro grouches were supposed...

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...I thought the retro grouches were supposed to remain within the confines of the C+V forum ? Why would you start this thread in General Cycling ?
04-06-24, 10:45 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

...I'm pretty much aware of this. Merckx put out...

...I'm pretty much aware of this. Merckx put out two versions of his steel frames, one just branded with his name, the other called "The Century". Sport touring geometry has been around since way...
04-06-24, 10:20 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

..thank you. This is also the reason that the...

..thank you. This is also the reason that the "all steel frames are about the same frame" argument, that gets repeated every so often by my good friend and fellow BF poster Atlas Shrugged , was so...
04-06-24, 10:15 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

...this was your grand entry into the discussion:...

...this was your grand entry into the discussion:





So for a guy whose signature line still reads as the record of his temporary banishment: "Koyote - insults, harassment, personal attacks -...
04-06-24, 09:14 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

...not me. I'm still astonished to realize that...

...not me. I'm still astonished to realize that all the guys pushing modern technological improvements, driven by the desire for increased speed and performance, are actually riding stuff that has...
04-06-24, 09:07 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

...thank you. Is there some reason they need to...

...thank you. Is there some reason they need to be proprietary, that I am also missing ?
04-05-24, 11:58 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

...and it is this modern high performance that...

...and it is this modern high performance that allows you to ride all day ? I'm genuinely interested in this statement, because I have done the same thing on 80's bikes. Obviously I'm missing...
04-05-24, 08:35 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

...out of curiosity, is there anyone who...

...out of curiosity, is there anyone who disagrees with you on this topic who is not a troll ? It's a credit to your own (self)importance here, that there are so many people interested only in...
04-05-24, 07:43 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

...why is it considered a vermin like attribute...

...why is it considered a vermin like attribute ("coming out of the woodwork"), to question your personal preferences, which are clearly the basis for your arguments here, as definitive for what's...
04-05-24, 06:08 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

...as you already know, this forum is full of...

...as you already know, this forum is full of Luddites. If it's new tech, and the pro's are using them, sign me up. :)
04-05-24, 01:37 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

...why is it weird to ask about the performance...

...why is it weird to ask about the performance level of an older individual, as it relates to the "capabilities" of the current crop of bicycles ? The point, if there is one, is about how much of...
04-05-24, 11:13 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

...I'm simply pointing out, that what's being...

...I'm simply pointing out, that what's being described as a magical leap in technology, over "the past 20 years", might be less about a leap, and more about personal impressions. I do agree that...
04-05-24, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By 3alarmer

...they are easily serviced. If the O-ring on the...

...they are easily serviced. If the O-ring on the pump shaft seems dry, I use a little silicone grease. It's an O-ring, so presumably cheaply replaced. The pump head seems relatively immune to...
04-05-24, 10:26 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

...the improvements in tooth profile and shifting...

...the improvements in tooth profile and shifting ramps, workable indexed shifting (that worked quite well), basically the stuff that makes Di 2 possible, was all well in place by 1980. I still have...
04-05-24, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I use mostly old Zefal HPX frame pumps...

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...I use mostly old Zefal HPX frame pumps (https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/reviews/biking/frame-pump/zefal-hpx). I don't think they make and sell them new any more, but there a lot of used ones...
04-04-24, 11:18 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

...thankfully, the expensive prices on modern...

...thankfully, the expensive prices on modern bikes have attracted a lot of new threads offering loans to buy them. :)
04-04-24, 08:18 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

... qft. It's interesting you see proprietary...

... qft. It's interesting you see proprietary parts as a positive development in this technology of bicycles. Meanwhile, the chain drive, derailleur shifted bike you ride around on is based on a...
04-04-24, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 885
Posted By 3alarmer

...the die drawn, slick stainless cables are much...

...the die drawn, slick stainless cables are much smoother, and reduce friction between cable and housing quite a bit. I can't really explain how different they feel in use, except recommend you try...
03-25-24, 10:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,059
Posted By 3alarmer

...a look at the bright side person would say,...

...a look at the bright side person would say, "At least you have a window". :)
03-24-24, 11:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,059
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I lost about 5 years once, from age 50-55,...

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...I lost about 5 years once, from age 50-55, to a mysterious illness. Mine eventually cleared up, if that is any encouragement. I, too, use exercise as a mood management tool. I think a lot of...
03-23-24, 11:09 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

...sell a man a fish at $6 per pound, he eats for...

...sell a man a fish at $6 per pound, he eats for only a day. Teach a man to fish, and he has an excuse to buy $100,000 bass boat, and equip it with a $15,000 Mercury 300 outboard.
03-23-24, 09:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,532
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...maybe this would work better as a topic in...

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...maybe this would work better as a topic in FOO? As an alternate suggestion, someone (not me) could go join all the leg shaving threads in Road into one giant superthread, like the one for...
03-22-24, 05:58 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

...thanks. I was imagining some scenario where...

...thanks. I was imagining some scenario where people needed this sort of gear, because it's laterally stiff but vertically compliant.
03-22-24, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...if it were me, I'd find or make a smaller...

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...if it were me, I'd find or make a smaller diameter spacer to slip on the caliper bolt, to push it out a little from the headset.
03-21-24, 10:31 PM
03-21-24, 11:18 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...it figures that, besides not being able to...

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...it figures that, besides not being able to take full advantage of the miracles of a carbon fiber wonder bike, I would also be lactose intolerant. :(
03-20-24, 08:17 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

...Sears sold a variety of levels in cycles. They...

...Sears sold a variety of levels in cycles. They sold their top bike under the "Ted Williams" brand name, like a lot of their top end sporting goods. I think it was made for them by Puch, or some...
03-20-24, 06:52 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

...in short, they are way too good for the needs...

...in short, they are way too good for the needs of someone like me. :o Im the small world department, my ride today was on an 80's Paramount (so 40 years old).
03-20-24, 06:50 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,145
Posted By 3alarmer

Why are Modern Bikes So Expensive?

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...because the people that make and sell them have targeted an income demographic that is happy to pay whatever the going price seems to be. As has already been state, not all modern bikes are...
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...they're good, solid, Japanese production...

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...they're good, solid, Japanese production bikes from an era when quality mattered. I've had one or two myself. But none of this C+V classic steel stuff sells at much of a premium any more. If...
03-18-24, 11:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,064
Posted By 3alarmer

...steel bearings and the bearing race surfaces...

...steel bearings and the bearing race surfaces are highly polished. It would be difficult to measure much difference in efficiency between any two particular BB units, if both are working well. ...
03-18-24, 08:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,064
Posted By 3alarmer

...my own opinion, and it is only my own opinion,...

...my own opinion, and it is only my own opinion, is that while there might be some extended lifespan in BB sealed units like the ones from Phil Wood, the more moderately priced ones, (even including...
03-18-24, 05:08 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,630
Posted By 3alarmer

...we'll always have Paris.

...we'll always have Paris.
03-18-24, 01:37 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,630
Posted By 3alarmer

...the frame, the material it's made from, the...

...the frame, the material it's made from, the dimensions and geometry of it, the wheels, the riding surface, all come together in whether or not a bicycle feels "comfortable" while riding it. ...
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