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07-30-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,373
Posted By Reflector Guy

The biggest frustration with most Search...

The biggest frustration with most Search functions, on the forum OR on Google, is when so many searches just end with a thread where there is someone shouting "Do a Search!!". It's the ultimate dead...
07-29-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 872
Posted By Reflector Guy

My dad was one of those drivers. He'd be...

My dad was one of those drivers. He'd be cruising down some main road and he'd hit the brakes and stop for every random pedestrian or kid on a bike in the middle of the block. It's a miracle he...
07-29-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 872
Posted By Reflector Guy

I think to a lot of people, the size of one's SUV...

I think to a lot of people, the size of one's SUV determines who is supposed to yield, and who is not.
07-28-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,373
Posted By Reflector Guy

Since the 19-aught-80s? Back when they first...

Since the 19-aught-80s? Back when they first invented the internet...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,872
Posted By Reflector Guy

No foot retention here, but I do wear a shirt...

No foot retention here, but I do wear a shirt...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By Reflector Guy

If I understand it correctly, it is a lot like a...

If I understand it correctly, it is a lot like a good car wax.... Rain or water beads up and rolls right off, taking the dust with it. A car with a good coat of wax stays cleaner longer and is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By Reflector Guy

Interesting, thanks for the report! I...

Interesting, thanks for the report!

I recently had my new car ceramic coated (at a shop, so it was expensive) but I did the wheels myself with a product that came in a little spray bottle. Of...
07-27-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,141
Posted By Reflector Guy

Most of us probably don't need professional...

Most of us probably don't need professional bikes.

But if you do.... Maybe contact some of the TdeF teams and ask if they ever sell off their old bikes after the season is over. Maybe they even...
07-27-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,141
Posted By Reflector Guy

I think it's a product of the "everyone gets a...

I think it's a product of the "everyone gets a trophy" mentality we see nowadays.

Melt down all those "trophies" and you can make a bike out of them. Maybe.
07-26-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,432
Posted By Reflector Guy

LOL I'm on a photography forum that has a member...

LOL I'm on a photography forum that has a member who I am convinced is a robot or some sort of automated widget. Two members, really, but I think they are both the same person (or robot). When...
07-26-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 802
Posted By Reflector Guy

Is there a difference between hybrid bikes and...

Is there a difference between hybrid bikes and flat-bar road bikes? Serious question.

I think 3/4 of the bikes I see on a daily basis have flat bars. Adult bikes, that is.... Not kids on mountain...
07-26-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,432
Posted By Reflector Guy

Will we be switching to a "downhill" bike at the...

Will we be switching to a "downhill" bike at the top of the hill, or are we riding the climbing bike back down the hill?
07-23-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 802
Posted By Reflector Guy

I was at a Dick's store a month ago and was...

I was at a Dick's store a month ago and was surprised to see the bike department packed with bikes. Are they good bikes? I dunno.... But it was the most bikes I've seen in one place in a long time.
07-23-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By Reflector Guy

A few of the local Metra stations have these bike...

A few of the local Metra stations have these bike repair stands. I've never used one but I did notice the tools tend to get a little rusty. Might be OK in a pinch but if you have tools with you;...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,826
Posted By Reflector Guy

Look out guys! There's a new sheriff in town and...

Look out guys! There's a new sheriff in town and he'll bring the fisticuffs if you say anything unbecoming about him or his bike! Best not to be riding down any dark alleys.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,826
Posted By Reflector Guy

A picture of all three bikes together would be...

A picture of all three bikes together would be something to see.
07-22-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By Reflector Guy

I too vote for leaving it alone. It is already...

I too vote for leaving it alone. It is already closer to being a gravel bike than the average 25c-tire road bike is.
07-21-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 867
Posted By Reflector Guy

I gave him points for making it challenging. If...

I gave him points for making it challenging. If he said he'd been passed by a recumbent, then it would have been obvious he was just trolling us.
07-21-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By Reflector Guy

Same problem Bob Dylan was having all those years...

Same problem Bob Dylan was having all those years ago...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,215
Posted By Reflector Guy

I always find those traditional cycling caps to...

I always find those traditional cycling caps to be too small, so I wear a regular baseball-type cap, size XL. Usually worn backwards so the brim doesn't block my view.

I'm not sure of a better...
07-19-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 846
Posted By Reflector Guy

And insist on paying cash. That way, they won't...

And insist on paying cash. That way, they won't be able to steal your CC info!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,425
Posted By Reflector Guy

If I'm trying to shake a guy that is riding in my...

If I'm trying to shake a guy that is riding in my draft, I might want him to hit the hole and crack a wheel.
07-16-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,091
Posted By Reflector Guy

The box the bike comes in, though, has the GM...

The box the bike comes in, though, has the GM logo on it and language to the effect that the use of the logo and Denali name are made available as licensed from GM.

I'm not sure how the licensing...
07-16-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,887
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'm surprised too and I even wondered if maybe...

I'm surprised too and I even wondered if maybe the insurance lady mixed up whichever digit in the VIN that differentiates a WRX from a regular Impreza. No complaints here though.... I think my...
07-16-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,887
Posted By Reflector Guy

I may have gotten lucky, or maybe being a single...

I may have gotten lucky, or maybe being a single guy owing four cars made a difference, but my new WRX was quite reasonable on insurance. But yeah, I've heard of people paying more for insurance...
07-09-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,009
Posted By Reflector Guy

Don't feel sad.... I wanted to say it too!

Don't feel sad.... I wanted to say it too!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,919
Posted By Reflector Guy

I waved and/or rang my bell at most of them. I...

I waved and/or rang my bell at most of them. I stopped just short of asking what chain lube they use.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,155
Posted By Reflector Guy

It's not a gravel race, so no, no beards.

It's not a gravel race, so no, no beards.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,919
Posted By Reflector Guy

So yesterday after work, I decided to put Larry's...

So yesterday after work, I decided to put Larry's technique into practice (I left my shirt on though). I "raced" some little kids on mountain bikes, a couple girls riding along while using their...
07-07-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,091
Posted By Reflector Guy

Well, sure. An M5? A Ducati? Those are just...

Well, sure. An M5? A Ducati? Those are just toys. Bicycles are serious.
07-07-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,091
Posted By Reflector Guy

I was just thinking the same thing. Open up the...

I was just thinking the same thing. Open up the ENVE website and order a fork, handlebars, seatpost, stem, and whatever other carbon pieces they make for that bike. It'll be a lightweight just like...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,919
Posted By Reflector Guy

LOL Co-worker of mine had a Turbo Forester for...

LOL Co-worker of mine had a Turbo Forester for awhile.... He didn't vape, but he chewed. He had a cup to spit in in the cupholder, but sometimes he'd miss and it was all over the center console! ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,919
Posted By Reflector Guy

I am sure you're correct. The video titles are...

I am sure you're correct. The video titles are misleading... "Subaru Stereotypes", etc. They really mean to say WRX Stereotypes.

An even better example is the stereotype about vaping. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,919
Posted By Reflector Guy

I used to own a CJ-7, and I was told that a CJ...

I used to own a CJ-7, and I was told that a CJ driver should never wave at a Wrangler under any circumstances. A moot point now since 99% of all rust-belt CJs have long since returned to the ferrous...
07-06-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,356
Posted By Reflector Guy

OP hasn't posted in six hours. How long should...

OP hasn't posted in six hours. How long should we wait before organizing a search party?
07-02-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,207
Posted By Reflector Guy

That's because the bent rider usually has his...

That's because the bent rider usually has his music turned up to eleven and can't hear my bell.
07-02-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 674
Posted By Reflector Guy

Isn't that exactly what you were complaining...

Isn't that exactly what you were complaining about in your earlier thread?
07-01-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,720
Posted By Reflector Guy

I remember when I was younger, I'd come home from...

I remember when I was younger, I'd come home from a long ride all sweaty and my mom would blame me for drinking too much water!

So following that logic, if you let yourself get dehydrated...
07-01-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 674
Posted By Reflector Guy

I wonder if they hire pensioners?

I wonder if they hire pensioners?
06-30-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,791
Posted By Reflector Guy

I thought by now we'd have cars that fly. Or was...

I thought by now we'd have cars that fly. Or was that only on "The Jetsons"?
Forum: Foo
06-29-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,793
Posted By Reflector Guy

It's appropriate that you listed train engineer...

It's appropriate that you listed train engineer in your poll.... We have a saying on the Model Railroading forum: How can you tell which forum members work for a real railroad? It's easy - They...
06-29-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,791
Posted By Reflector Guy

Oh, I agree, definitely. My post was completely...

Oh, I agree, definitely. My post was completely in jest but it fits right in with some of the other crazy ones early on in the thread.
06-29-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,582
Posted By Reflector Guy

People live in sheds now.

People live in sheds now.
06-29-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,791
Posted By Reflector Guy

There is probably some tiny incremental...

There is probably some tiny incremental improvement that comes with threadless stems over quill.... That we'll soon be able to read about. That seems to be the theme of this thread.
06-29-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,791
Posted By Reflector Guy

I heard those newfangled "metric" wrenches and...

I heard those newfangled "metric" wrenches and hex sockets are pretty complicated. After all, they build airplanes and rockets with them!
06-28-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,207
Posted By Reflector Guy

Watch out for that lady holding the sign!

Watch out for that lady holding the sign!
06-28-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,207
Posted By Reflector Guy

You probably forgot to wave at them.

You probably forgot to wave at them.
06-28-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 839
Posted By Reflector Guy

Oh, snap! You win.

Oh, snap! You win.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,201
Posted By Reflector Guy

That's not ironic. With that many crashes, it's...

That's not ironic. With that many crashes, it's to be expected. Just like if someone said the sun is going to come up in the east, and then, just like that, it came up in the east.
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