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06-24-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 706
Posted By blacknbluebikes

for the bike, 99% of my work is 8Nm or less. I'd...

for the bike, 99% of my work is 8Nm or less. I'd bet 90% is 4, 5 or 6 NM.
06-14-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 954
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Am I the only one having indigestion with...

Am I the only one having indigestion with "fitness" and "e-bike" in the same sentence?
Forum: Foo
06-14-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 535
Posted By blacknbluebikes

No one in business lets the Accounts Receivable...

No one in business lets the Accounts Receivable Department fall into disrepair. Better at spending money than collecting it? Not a sustainable model...
Forum: Foo
06-14-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 4,427
Posted By blacknbluebikes

We got a fresh print on inflation today from our...

We got a fresh print on inflation today from our good friends at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Producer Prices (the prequel to our favorite CPI) posted an increase, year-on-year, of just under...
06-14-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Love PS, but he certainly doesn't appear in the...

Love PS, but he certainly doesn't appear in the least bit hungry these days.
06-14-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By blacknbluebikes

sorry. I got lost over the weekend. SILVER if...

sorry. I got lost over the weekend. SILVER if you gots...
06-09-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By blacknbluebikes

WTB: Campy Record 10 front brake caliper

Gotta replace it, don't ask. (urrrgh). Need front brake caliper to replace same on 2005 vintage. I'm seeing a few on Ebay but thought I would check this crowd. If someone has front/back set that...
Forum: Foo
06-09-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By blacknbluebikes

This is another area where "the process is more...

This is another area where "the process is more valuable than the product." What I mean by this: the process of setting up one of these "platforms" gets you focused on all the components of your...
06-08-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 745
Posted By blacknbluebikes

OK, three minutes lost. Now back to "Maximum...

OK, three minutes lost. Now back to "Maximum Seat Height" for value-added learning.
06-08-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By blacknbluebikes

About a third of my firm's updates are driven by...

About a third of my firm's updates are driven by cyber security. Another third are driven by required software updates within the tech stack componentry. Like never before, it's tough to keep apps...
06-06-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 435
Posted By blacknbluebikes

As said above, start with a tune-up. That 105...

As said above, start with a tune-up. That 105 groupset is fine and parts are readily available.
Forum: Foo
06-03-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 4,427
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Reminded of a quote from engineering school days:...

Reminded of a quote from engineering school days: "The faster ya wanna go, the more it costs." I think that's Newton's Fourth Law...
Forum: Northeast
06-03-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By blacknbluebikes

What it doesn't say is: NYC Employment...

What it doesn't say is: NYC Employment Requirements: At least three family members currently employed by The City of New York; at least one relative with prominent position in recognized NYC...
06-03-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By blacknbluebikes

'chutup and ride it. it could measure out at any...

'chutup and ride it. it could measure out at any "nominal size" and you still might love it or hate it. get it 'closeNuff' and go put down some serious milage. if you don't dig it after that, you...
Forum: Foo
06-03-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 4,427
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Well, it's all about the price of oil. Any...

Well, it's all about the price of oil. Any factor above that is local - either taxes or your supplier having pricing power. The National Average price last week was $4.76. Below is a chart that...
06-03-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 712
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Interesting... one of those "on the web inflation...

Interesting... one of those "on the web inflation calculators" says that 1962, $49.99 is equivalent to $478 today. Today, around here, a lot would say "almost $500 for a kid's bike? WHAAA?" And...
06-03-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By blacknbluebikes

In four years you had not seen this kinda stuff? ...

In four years you had not seen this kinda stuff? That makes you interesting and very unusual.
06-01-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By blacknbluebikes

one side point to make: very good wheels...

one side point to make: very good wheels rarely, if ever, need any maintenance or repair.
05-31-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,020
Posted By blacknbluebikes

The Peloton stock chart is the most terrifying...

The Peloton stock chart is the most terrifying downhill ride in cycling history. I'd say January 2021 was "Mt. Ventoux radio tower." (is that Froome running on the side of the road?)
05-31-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I have that bike in a 2005. Campy Record 10sp....

I have that bike in a 2005. Campy Record 10sp. triple. Fabulous frame (ask Fabian Cancellara and Tom Boonen, early roubaix riders). Mavic wheels still flawless. Will never part with it. My R3 is...
05-31-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,098
Posted By blacknbluebikes

rivets are a must, and they're rather small - can...

rivets are a must, and they're rather small - can be tough to get the head of a rivet gun inside the stop. I dunno about the epoxy, it was 3M and black.
05-27-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Riding a bike with a dog on a leash, especially a...

Riding a bike with a dog on a leash, especially a strong dog, never ends well. Might be ok for some time, but the last chapter is always something bad. If my main objective is "running the dog,"...
05-27-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,098
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I just had this problem fixed on a carbon frame. ...

I just had this problem fixed on a carbon frame. My attempt to fix with epoxy failed - popped right off under load. I found a great guy here on the east coast that did it properly - Carbon State...
05-24-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,569
Posted By blacknbluebikes

You don't have to tell your wife.

You don't have to tell your wife.
05-13-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By blacknbluebikes

hmm. funny question. haven't come across a...

hmm. funny question. haven't come across a wall-mount repair stand before. thing is, I'm always changing the height based on what I'm doing. wrapping bars versus swapping a bottom bracket, for...
05-13-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,020
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Very true. Add these factors: 1. Assume covid...

Very true. Add these factors: 1. Assume covid demand is permanent. 2. Put a child-eating treadmill on the market. num num. 3. Believe your own hype.
Heard today they're planning to...
05-12-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,020
Posted By blacknbluebikes

As I take another look at the stock chart for...

As I take another look at the stock chart for Peloton...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By blacknbluebikes

call 'em up. they're usually pretty helpful. 1...

call 'em up. they're usually pretty helpful. 1 (920) 478-4683
05-10-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Richmond is interesting to me because I was there...

Richmond is interesting to me because I was there in 2015. Even rode the course with an "after hours" event.
05-06-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 977
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I truly fear this is going to awaken our...

I truly fear this is going to awaken our algorithmic protector... beware ye the approach of BFBot, that which has quietly slumbered in low-energy stasis during these peaceful times of the forum. ...
04-29-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 977
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Remember when riding that it is utmost importancy...

Remember when riding that it is utmost importancy to not fall on face.

Knee pads are sensitive and should never speak to without respect.

Do not garden or play ball while riding our bicycle.
04-27-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,932
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I bet you can buy a new skull on Amazon now, but...

I bet you can buy a new skull on Amazon now, but the brain installation might take longer than you expect (budget for that). Skip the helmet - or only wear it on the days you PLAN to fall off.
04-27-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Each day, I become more suspicious that BF is...

Each day, I become more suspicious that BF is being used to train chatbots.
04-27-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By blacknbluebikes

This morning (tue 4.27.22) I got the mandatory...

This morning (tue 4.27.22) I got the mandatory upgrade message for iOS on the iPad, but I did not see a new interface for that platform.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 885
Posted By blacknbluebikes

If you're not at least 5'9" tall, I would not let...

If you're not at least 5'9" tall, I would not let you close to a 56 frame. If you're looking for a tri-TT bike, you should wait. Those bikes come onto Ebay all the time, "I don't do Tri's anymore,...
Forum: BMX
04-22-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By blacknbluebikes

spycraft.

spycraft.
04-22-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I looked at GCN+ this morning, appears that they...

I looked at GCN+ this morning, appears that they won't have TdF... am I reading that right?
04-22-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,261
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Rule 14 with nod to Rule 15.

Rule 14 with nod to Rule 15.
04-22-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 823
Posted By blacknbluebikes

does this happen with bike on a stand? Or a...

does this happen with bike on a stand? Or a helper holding it off the ground? I.e. does this happen with bike unladen ?
04-21-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,970
Posted By blacknbluebikes

If you go see three retina specialists, then you...

If you go see three retina specialists, then you will have three different very good answers. We want medical science, but most of it is medical arts.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I'm sure you've searched the bike sites for...

I'm sure you've searched the bike sites for prices. It's really about what you are willing to spend and getting value for your money. Take what you consider a reasonable budget, then add 25% - you...
04-21-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,327
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Deafness is not deadness <grin>

Deafness is not deadness <grin>
04-18-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 997
Posted By blacknbluebikes

The Great Divide is between those with lights and...

The Great Divide is between those with lights and those with none. I doubt any driver with their head up ever missed a 100 lumen red light. The problem is with distracted and impaired drivers, not...
Forum: Foo
04-18-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,194
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I think you're probably more educated on 5G than...

I think you're probably more educated on 5G than the salesperson. I would guess that if you asked them, "yes, but does it do the faster mmWave 5G???" they would have looked at you as if you were a...
04-14-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Spill it, Spelger... or we'll dox your strava...

Spill it, Spelger... or we'll dox your strava numbers all over instagram!
04-14-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I wouldn't worry about it too much. Good idea of...

I wouldn't worry about it too much. Good idea of yours on the clean-up. You can learn a lot here (https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help?query=&area%5B%5D=50) -- I find the Park tool web content...
Forum: Foo
04-14-22, 11:16 AM
Forum: Foo
04-13-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 948
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I've got some recordings that sound better on...

I've got some recordings that sound better on vinyl, some that sound better on digital. there are sooo many links in the toolchain - generalizations are not that useful. the mention above about...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By blacknbluebikes

The question is, actually, "what do you have to...

The question is, actually, "what do you have to do the next day?"
04-11-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By blacknbluebikes

how about those cheap-o cement slabs with tire...

how about those cheap-o cement slabs with tire grooves that act as a bike rack? if previous owner had one at work or appt. complex, then dropped it in every day for weeks... just a guess.
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