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10-03-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By Polaris OBark

20,000 abandoned bikes per year = biketopia? ...

20,000 abandoned bikes per year = biketopia?


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10-03-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 233
Posted By Polaris OBark

I got my Shimano Di2 in 2014, and there haven't...

I got my Shimano Di2 in 2014, and there haven't been any maintenance costs due to the electronic components per se. I've replaced cassettes, chains, chainrings and cranksets, due to normal mechanical...
10-03-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By Polaris OBark

Yes.

Yes.
10-01-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 430
Posted By Polaris OBark

^ This. Saved me some typing. Lower...

^ This. Saved me some typing.


Lower tire pressure allows the tire to deform around a potentially puncturing object, but with that kind of cut, I doubt it would have mattered.
09-30-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 383
Posted By Polaris OBark

MTBR forum has all sorts of dog/rider threads,...

MTBR forum has all sorts of dog/rider threads, advice, etc.
09-30-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 383
Posted By Polaris OBark

I got that trailer from Costco when they briefly...

I got that trailer from Costco when they briefly had it. Much better price. I put a 75 lb Golden Retriever in it, and he flipped the trailer, and the bike (with quick release), and me. Fortunately...
09-30-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,896
Posted By Polaris OBark

Some are. That should be apparent from the...

Some are. That should be apparent from the dialogue here.
09-30-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,896
Posted By Polaris OBark

By the same CDC clowns who argued there was no...

By the same CDC clowns who argued there was no evidence of community transmission, and then argued there was no evidence of airborne transmission, and initially recommended against wearing masks.
...
09-30-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,896
Posted By Polaris OBark

Rupert Murdoch?

Rupert Murdoch?
09-30-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,896
Posted By Polaris OBark

Or you could simply adhere to basic social...

Or you could simply adhere to basic social conventions that suggest not relieving yourself in public.
09-30-22, 01:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 794
Posted By Polaris OBark

So the idea is to deliver enough air and fast...

So the idea is to deliver enough air and fast enough so that it pops the beads of the tire onto the sides of the rim. (Some rims have hooks, others just have a thickened side wall.) Often you have...
09-30-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,896
Posted By Polaris OBark

Common anticholinergic drugs like Benadryl linked...

Common anticholinergic drugs like Benadryl linked to increased dementia risk...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,504
Posted By Polaris OBark

The rider most likely noticed he crashed. When...

The rider most likely noticed he crashed. When eventually he discovered the missing seat stay, I doubt there was any ambiguity in his mind regarding what had happened, and when.

The truth is none...
09-29-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,896
Posted By Polaris OBark

Yikes. I would have stopped and waited for the...

Yikes. I would have stopped and waited for the sealant to work.
09-29-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,896
Posted By Polaris OBark

What if someone does this and winds up spraying...

What if someone does this and winds up spraying everyone around them with blood, because they induced a nose bleed?

Then you have even more of a bio-hazard.
09-29-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,896
Posted By Polaris OBark

He creates an aerosol cloud that lingers on the...

He creates an aerosol cloud that lingers on the path, that could be inhaled by someone further behind. It doesn't have to be a wheel-sucker.

I'm sure you have experienced riding into someone's...
09-29-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,896
Posted By Polaris OBark

In the age of SARS-CoV-2, I am afraid I have to...

In the age of SARS-CoV-2, I am afraid I have to agree that this is not acceptable behavior, from a public health point of view. (I also don't like to have to witness it, even under sterile...
09-29-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 234
Posted By Polaris OBark

I have the front one, and i think it is brighter....

I have the front one, and i think it is brighter. It has a variety of modes, the brighter of which drain the battery faster.

Also Cygolite is good.
09-28-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 794
Posted By Polaris OBark

Take the punctured tube out, find the hole, match...

Take the punctured tube out, find the hole, match it to the tire, and pull whatever caused the puncture out of the tire. Instead of a new tube, just put one of those valves from the little bag in. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,504
Posted By Polaris OBark

Or maybe the teenage son backed the '78 buick...

Or maybe the teenage son backed the '78 buick into the bike hanging in the garage.

Koyote owes Specialized a new bike.
09-28-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,101
Posted By Polaris OBark

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,504
Posted By Polaris OBark

There is no way this could have happened without...

There is no way this could have happened without the OP noticing it at the time, if he was on the bike.

Either it happened when he was not on the bike, or there is much more to the story.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,504
Posted By Polaris OBark

Canyon honored their warranty, twice. In fact,...

Canyon honored their warranty, twice. In fact, they replaced the new chain stay under their recall, so I guess they honored it 3 times, once without us even asking.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,504
Posted By Polaris OBark

BTW, I kind of hate Specialized and am always...

BTW, I kind of hate Specialized and am always looking for anecdotal evidence to substantiate my biases, so at first I thought "Oh, goody, another reason to hate Specialized!" But, sadly, I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,504
Posted By Polaris OBark

My guess is it didn't happen when you were riding...

My guess is it didn't happen when you were riding it, if you didn't notice it. Maybe something happened when it was on its side in the SUV or it got bumped when hanging on the hooks. As others have...
09-27-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,101
Posted By Polaris OBark

109 Live fast, die young and leave a...

109

Live fast, die young and leave a beautiful corpse
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,504
Posted By Polaris OBark

What caught my eye in the original post and...

What caught my eye in the original post and picture, apart from the chain stay fracture, was the rim:

...
09-27-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,318
Posted By Polaris OBark

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09-27-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,313
Posted By Polaris OBark

Well, I guess this is a primitive form of social...

Well, I guess this is a primitive form of social media.
09-26-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By Polaris OBark

Opiate pain killers can do this.

Opiate pain killers can do this.
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By Polaris OBark

It looks like there is a 2023 model in size 54 in...

It looks like there is a 2023 model in size 54 in a shop in San Francisco.

I had one for many years and it was an outstanding bike. My first tour on mine (model year 1990) was remarkable in that...
09-26-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 495
Posted By Polaris OBark

Me too. You have my sympathy.

Me too. You have my sympathy.
09-26-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By Polaris OBark

https://github.com/iamadamdev/bypass-paywalls-chro...

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Tip of the helmet to Seattle Forrest
09-26-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 495
Posted By Polaris OBark

My parents are long gone. Life is too short. ...

My parents are long gone. Life is too short.

Get them the Rene Herse EL tires and don't look back.
09-26-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,318
Posted By Polaris OBark

I usually check all of Jenson, Universal, Ben's,...

I usually check all of Jenson, Universal, Ben's, BikeTiresDirect
09-26-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,403
Posted By Polaris OBark

Those are called mountain bikers.

Those are called mountain bikers.
09-26-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,403
Posted By Polaris OBark

Our local person who spews that kind of venom and...

Our local person who spews that kind of venom and ran me off the road, twice, and lectured me about how I don't belong on the road, is a woman.

I do suspect that the attitude and aggression is...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,019
Posted By Polaris OBark

If you can get a 0% interest loan over 5 years,...

If you can get a 0% interest loan over 5 years, and inflation is 10% per year, you save.

If you can get a 3% interest loan over 5 years, and inflation is 10% per year, you still save a bit.

I'm...
09-25-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 285
Posted By Polaris OBark

I just noticed my front tire is flat on a bike...

I just noticed my front tire is flat on a bike with tubeless I haven't ridden in 3 months. Oddly, the rear tire seems like it was the day I inflated it.
09-25-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 801
Posted By Polaris OBark

I use the stiffest Shimano XC shoe available, so...

I use the stiffest Shimano XC shoe available, so this makes sense. My surgeon said I had "flexible flat feet" in a way that made it clear it was a Bad Thing.
09-25-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 801
Posted By Polaris OBark

I got used to flats (along with 5/10s) about 8...

I got used to flats (along with 5/10s) about 8 years ago. I took a year or so off from SPDs after a severe ankle fracture. Since everything hurt a lot back then, I didn't pay attention, but since...
09-25-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 625
Posted By Polaris OBark

That is how mine was first set up, when I got it...

That is how mine was first set up, when I got it in 2014. I put in a 46/30T crankset because I was having trouble on our 20% grades, especially off-road.

I never noticed any big jumps in the...
09-25-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,313
Posted By Polaris OBark

​​​​​​​I never said it was good money.

​​​​​​​I never said it was good money.
09-25-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 567
Posted By Polaris OBark

I have a Garmin Venu 2 that measures heart rate....

I have a Garmin Venu 2 that measures heart rate. I've had it close to a year now, and it has never been problematic. It is completely consistent, and as far as I can tell, accurate. In addition to...
09-25-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 625
Posted By Polaris OBark

My main bike has a Shimano GRX 46/30T crankset,...

My main bike has a Shimano GRX 46/30T crankset, with either an 11-34T or 11-36T cassette (with an Ultegra derailleur officially rated for 32T max).

My Campy bike has an Athena triple, with the...
09-25-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,313
Posted By Polaris OBark

Mistake #1. Just give money directly and avoid...

Mistake #1. Just give money directly and avoid the overhead.



Mistake #2, but at least it was "only" $50. It would have been twice as much here, albeit in CA dollars.



Mistake #3, unless...
09-25-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 874
Posted By Polaris OBark

I got both on the left side, so I could confuse...

I got both on the left side, so I could confuse it with heart attack symptoms.

(I, too, am a side-sleeper, so I feel your pain.)
09-25-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 874
Posted By Polaris OBark

It didn't do anything other than make my upper...

It didn't do anything other than make my upper arm very slightly sore.

Is my first-hand (or left-arm) anecdotal evidence any less compelling than a second-hand report of someone else's anecdotal...
09-24-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 963
Posted By Polaris OBark

11 posts and we still haven't seen that airport...

11 posts and we still haven't seen that airport meme.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,154
Posted By Polaris OBark

Touring bikes sometimes have such wheels. ...

Touring bikes sometimes have such wheels.

But what I have noticed is that a lot of these squirrel-in-the-wheel injuries have photos of the bike that show they have those weird Campy spoke patterns...
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