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Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By Bald Paul

Assuming it's the correct frame size, you can...

Assuming it's the correct frame size, you can check the frame geometry to see if you think you'll be comfortable on it.
09-27-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,267
Posted By Bald Paul

That is true, IF: You have recorded your serial...

That is true, IF:
You have recorded your serial number
You have registered your serial number with something like 529 Garage
Your bike is actually recovered
The local law enforcement knows enough...
09-27-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 784
Posted By Bald Paul

I don't use a helmet mounted camera, but I do...

I don't use a helmet mounted camera, but I do have a GoPro Hero 8 mounted on my handlebars, recording forward, and a Varia RTC715 that records what is coming up from behind. The Varia only records...
09-27-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,267
Posted By Bald Paul

Unless, of course, the thief also steals a can of...

Unless, of course, the thief also steals a can of spray paint from the local box store and repaints over your paint. I mean, why not?
09-25-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,241
Posted By Bald Paul

The charity ride was only $5. You made a mistake...

The charity ride was only $5. You made a mistake and thought it was $50.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By Bald Paul

Be wary of the 2023 batteries you may buy from...

Be wary of the 2023 batteries you may buy from one of the large online sellers. I've purchased 10 packs of them before, and they were very, very old evidently. Good for an hour, then died. I replaced...
09-23-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By Bald Paul

Yes, they have retired and no longer are making...

Yes, they have retired and no longer are making anything new. The website is basically selling out whatever stock they have left.
09-23-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By Bald Paul

I have a pair of bibs from Kucharik (sadly, no...

I have a pair of bibs from Kucharik (sadly, no longer in business) that has a 'privacy flap' - basically a horizontal overlapping flap that stays closed by itself (no zipper) and makes bathroom stops...
09-22-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By Bald Paul

Good advice. I have always tried to avoid riding...

Good advice. I have always tried to avoid riding when the sun is low on the horizon. I know how difficult it can be to see what's ahead of you while driving. Even flashing tail lights are sometimes...
09-21-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 815
Posted By Bald Paul

Absolutely. I'm all for advancements in safety...

Absolutely. I'm all for advancements in safety engineering in autos. My wife's car has adaptive cruise control, auto braking, lane departure warning, back up cross traffic alarm/braking - all good...
09-21-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 815
Posted By Bald Paul

Even the best technology is subject to failure,...

Even the best technology is subject to failure, and until the electronics are 100% reliable (they never will be, IMHO) the 'self driving car' cannot exist. Besides, humans are still responsible for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By Bald Paul

Why not just ask him to check the bike over? It...

Why not just ask him to check the bike over? It would be foolish to purchase a new RD, only to find out it was a bad cable/housing, or just that the RD mech was gummed up with old oil and dirt.
09-20-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 863
Posted By Bald Paul

Have you looked at the extra features available...

Have you looked at the extra features available in Cyclemeter? I don't have it, but I'm assuming some of what you want may be available for a price.Cyclemeter also plays nicely with Strava, Facebook,...
09-20-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By Bald Paul

If you are riding when it gets dark and want to...

If you are riding when it gets dark and want to see the road ahead, I highly recommend one of these:

Bontrager Ion Pro RT Front Bike Light | Trek Bikes...
09-19-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Bald Paul

Maybe try here? Shoulder bolts, Stainless steel...

Maybe try here?
Shoulder bolts, Stainless steel 18-8 - Bolt Depot (https://www.boltdepot.com/Shoulder_bolts_Stainless_steel_18-8.aspx)
I doubt the bike manufacturer would bother to make up a...
09-18-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Bald Paul

I'm not at all familiar with the Woom 1, but if...

I'm not at all familiar with the Woom 1, but if the bolt threads into a hole in the fork crown, all you would need to know is the bolt diameter, thread pitch, and length needed. I'm certain someone...
09-18-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By Bald Paul

As you probably know, Pugs can be very...

As you probably know, Pugs can be very susceptible to heat. I don't know what temperatures you would be riding in, or for how long, but consideration for cooling and water would be important.
I...
09-18-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Bald Paul

I'm going to assume you're talking about an...

I'm going to assume you're talking about an e-bike?
It can cause a space-time warp and send you back to the time of the dinosaurs.
09-18-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,936
Posted By Bald Paul

Didn't we just have this discussion YESTERDAY? ...

Didn't we just have this discussion YESTERDAY?
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1499x201/capture_44845a9d933327dd03f63adea683fe1e6806923e.jpg
09-18-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By Bald Paul

Dogs, as in more than one? Are we talking...

Dogs, as in more than one? Are we talking Chihuahuas or Great Danes here?
09-17-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 735
Posted By Bald Paul

Unfortunately, in many states, it's not illegal...

Unfortunately, in many states, it's not illegal to be on a cellphone while driving, even if it's not hands free. If you hit someone, you don't even get ticketed for being on the phone.


What...
09-17-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,341
Posted By Bald Paul

You left out the campfire sittin', beer guzzlin'...

You left out the campfire sittin', beer guzzlin' part.
Read the thread. If they can stereotype cyclists, well.
09-17-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,341
Posted By Bald Paul

Wow, even the thread title says a lot about a...

Wow, even the thread title says a lot about a bunch of campfire sittin', beer guzzlin', pick-em-up drivin' inbreds (loved your comment about his sister.) Guy gets so drunk he can't stand, gets behind...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Posted By Bald Paul

I don't see his replies (the "list" thing) nor do...

I don't see his replies (the "list" thing) nor do I care about an apology.
However, the updates would be nice. Perhaps posting some shots of a chafed groin area, or the looks on co-workers faces as...
09-16-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By Bald Paul

Your bike looks something like this, correct? ...

Your bike looks something like this, correct?
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/289x184/capture_77c42702cb8839919442bf88a009758f2445a225.jpg
Could you use something like this to...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Posted By Bald Paul

Congratulations! You've been added to my...

Congratulations! You've been added to my "list".
09-15-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 873
Posted By Bald Paul

Am I correct in assuming that both of you have...

Am I correct in assuming that both of you have bicycles you ride on the road in good weather? Why not just get a wheel-on smart trainer, or even two if you plan on riding side by side? Two of them...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Posted By Bald Paul

What type of work do you do? 10 'sporty' miles...

What type of work do you do? 10 'sporty' miles may make you, uh, 'funky' to your co-workers.
09-14-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 749
Posted By Bald Paul

That looks like a nasty cut. I think clean cuts...

That looks like a nasty cut. I think clean cuts heal better and aren't as painful during healing. Hope you heal up well.
09-14-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 768
Posted By Bald Paul

Hey, it could be worse. I have a t-shirt that...

Hey, it could be worse. I have a t-shirt that reads "In Dog Years, I'm Dead"
Forum: Touring
09-14-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 886
Posted By Bald Paul

Ha! Sorry I haven't responded sooner, but the...

Ha! Sorry I haven't responded sooner, but the only reason I saw your post is because someone else quoted you. I really wish there were a "BLOCK" function, rather than merely an "Ignore List". You've...
Forum: Touring
09-14-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 886
Posted By Bald Paul

Being struck from behind on a "safe" back road in...

Being struck from behind on a "safe" back road in the middle of the day and ending up in an ambulance will tend you make you a bit paranoid. The more lights you have, the more visible you are. When I...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 886
Posted By Bald Paul

I have the new RTC715, which uses a different...

I have the new RTC715, which uses a different mounting system (lever lock.) The aftermarket hasn't caught up with it yet that I can find.
09-13-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 768
Posted By Bald Paul

I bought a calendar from Europe. Since it's a...

I bought a calendar from Europe. Since it's a metric calendar, I ride my age in km. :)
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 886
Posted By Bald Paul

I prefer to wash my "junk" in the shower. Oh,...

I prefer to wash my "junk" in the shower.
Oh, you meant my kit? :o
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 886
Posted By Bald Paul

Primarily, me. I have tried frame bags in the...

Primarily, me. I have tried frame bags in the past, and detest them with a passion.
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 886
Posted By Bald Paul

That may work! Thank you! :thumb:

That may work! Thank you! :thumb:
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 886
Posted By Bald Paul

Handlebar bag and long seat back aren't really an...

Handlebar bag and long seat back aren't really an option. My handlebar has a Garmin, GoPro, and light. Seat post has my Varia radar/light/camera.



Now and then I kick myself over selling my...
Forum: Touring
09-12-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 886
Posted By Bald Paul

Thought about that, but most of them I've seen...

Thought about that, but most of them I've seen either attach to the rear axle (nut or QR type) or seatpost. I have through axles, and my seatpost is carbon fiber, so I'm not crazy about clamping any...
Forum: Touring
09-12-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 886
Posted By Bald Paul

Touring without carrying your gear?

I don't really know if this belongs in this forum, but...
When I was young, I toured quite a bit through New England and Nova Scotia. I carried my tent, sleeping bag, clothing, cooking gear, etc all...
09-12-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 815
Posted By Bald Paul

Let's get one thing straight - there are no 'self...

Let's get one thing straight - there are no 'self driving' cars. California is currently going after Tesla for advertising their vehicles as "self driving", but if you look at Tesla's website, you'll...
09-12-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 991
Posted By Bald Paul

When it comes to statistics, 33% of people will...

When it comes to statistics, 33% of people will comment, while the other 82% can't be bothered with math. :thumb:
09-12-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 636
Posted By Bald Paul

I think Bob's supervisors name is Rob. Rob Ot....

I think Bob's supervisors name is Rob. Rob Ot. He's currently taking some time off, recharging his batteries. :lol:
09-11-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By Bald Paul

Here's how I solved the problem. Garmin 1030+ on...

Here's how I solved the problem. Garmin 1030+ on an out-front mount with adapter to accept the Garmin external power pack. Stuck on the bottom of that is a Bontrager headlight (stick on GoPro mount)...
09-11-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,943
Posted By Bald Paul

I donated several different saddles to the local...

I donated several different saddles to the local bike co-op over a few years. I would try one for a while, giving my anatomy time to adjust to the shape, cushioning, width, etc. If it still was...
09-10-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 636
Posted By Bald Paul

I wish you luck with Paypal. In my experience...

I wish you luck with Paypal. In my experience they will only cover you if you were sent something other than what you ordered, or never received anything. If the product was delivered and defective,...
09-10-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,168
Posted By Bald Paul

And, should there be an electronic or electrical...

And, should there be an electronic or electrical issue, they will default to standard hydraulic braking.
09-10-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 991
Posted By Bald Paul

The driver had no animosity towards the Blue...

The driver had no animosity towards the Blue Bike. He was merely driving a Tesla, needed a charge, and attempted to hook up to the bike charging station, drive-thru style.

That's his story, and...
09-10-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,586
Posted By Bald Paul

About as funny as one depicting someone drowning...

About as funny as one depicting someone drowning kittens.
09-09-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,586
Posted By Bald Paul

I'm certain you'll be chuckling should you become...

I'm certain you'll be chuckling should you become #8 on the Hit List. :mad:
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