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04-23-24, 12:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,855
Posted By blacknbluebikes

personality, then good looks, then a rich daddy

personality, then good looks, then a rich daddy
04-23-24, 12:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,783
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Frankly, it's somewhat analagous to a...

Frankly, it's somewhat analagous to a speedometer. It's simply an "I want to know this quantity, so that I can..." Instead of miles/hour, it's effort. If you have a reason or desire to measure...
04-03-24, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By blacknbluebikes

why wouldn't you just ride at 80, anyway? I ride...

why wouldn't you just ride at 80, anyway? I ride at 70-75 every day.
03-28-24, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,036
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I get the pain management angle, no questions...

I get the pain management angle, no questions there. But I need all the wits I got when riding. Too many surprises, too many balance requirements, too many quick judgement calls.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-24, 10:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,254
Posted By blacknbluebikes

UCI Cycling Regulations, Rules in Force, Part 2,...

UCI Cycling Regulations, Rules in Force, Part 2, Chapter 5, Section 3: No organization shall outfit team time trial entrants to appear as giant yellow phalluses.
02-28-24, 11:46 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,471
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I am quite sure that you will improve...

I am quite sure that you will improve significantly when you walk up to that new bike every day and say "my bike is soooo friggggggin coooooool." It just works. Take your time and find one you...
02-28-24, 11:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,732
Posted By blacknbluebikes

After attaching a baseball card to the seat stay,...

After attaching a baseball card to the seat stay, I simply count the clicks, divide by the number of spokes on the wheel, then multiply by the circumference of the tire, expressed in miles. I was...
02-26-24, 12:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,075
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Can't wait to hear how the escallation strategy...

Can't wait to hear how the escallation strategy works out.
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I like the way they mounted the cat on the...

I like the way they mounted the cat on the handlebars.
02-26-24, 11:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,241
Posted By blacknbluebikes

They know their audience, and that's a good...

They know their audience, and that's a good thing. They wouldn't recommomend a Ferrari to a Soccer Mom, and that makes sense. Does anyone need a Ferrari? Yeah. Me.
02-26-24, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,391
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I agree that when you need it, you really need...

I agree that when you need it, you really need it. That said, I don't need it that often. Same reason I removed the machine gun mount - only fired it like eight times.
02-20-24, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,445
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I was thinking of a different kind of cougar. ...

I was thinking of a different kind of cougar. The ones I just saw in Ft. Lauderdale were particularly intimidating.
02-20-24, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,276
Posted By blacknbluebikes

What I learned from this is do not eat more than...

What I learned from this is do not eat more than 32 bananas a day. Good talk.
02-16-24, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,468
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Back to the OP focus on Bike Lanes in New York. ...

Back to the OP focus on Bike Lanes in New York. As someone who works in NYC every day, I see important factors that could be "idiosyncratic" to NYC that must be recognized here. In this city, bike...
02-08-24, 12:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,019
Posted By blacknbluebikes

So, imagine you're sitting on a really successful...

So, imagine you're sitting on a really successful new business, growing organically; people really like your product. New users are loading like crazy. Some cat in Amsterdam with a website is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-24, 11:24 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,246
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I drank a gallon of water with pure hydrogen gas...

I drank a gallon of water with pure hydrogen gas added to saturation. The ensuing fart set the dog on fire.
Replies: 54
Views: 6,954
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I had a full neck dissection done after chemo and...

I had a full neck dissection done after chemo and radiation therapy. No big deal, so get that stuff outta there.
01-29-24, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Make sure you have plenty of room in the toebox.

Make sure you have plenty of room in the toebox.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-24, 11:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,443
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Bike snob was fun when "it" was young. As a...

Bike snob was fun when "it" was young. As a former Brooklyn resident, I found lots of funny things in his writing to connect with. Then he got big and Outside gave him a column, and, well, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-24, 12:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,367
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Effectively theft at $155. Nice lift. One of my...

Effectively theft at $155. Nice lift. One of my ponies is a 2005 SWorks Roubaix (which I stole, too). Still a better ride than most of the others in the stable, thus I keep her well fed and shod....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-24, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,126
Posted By blacknbluebikes

do you want a bigger number or a smaller number? ...

do you want a bigger number or a smaller number? yes, you can pick, we won't tell anyone.
01-09-24, 11:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,471
Posted By blacknbluebikes

My wife and I were visiting her brother in 2010. ...

My wife and I were visiting her brother in 2010.
On the third day, I couldn't listen to him talk about himself anymore. He's just too great.
I borrowed a bike from the garage and set off on the...
01-03-24, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,632
Posted By blacknbluebikes

My constraint is the crown of the fork, not the...

My constraint is the crown of the fork, not the chain stays.
01-03-24, 11:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,993
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I'm just the type that likes to measure stuff. ...

I'm just the type that likes to measure stuff. All kinds of stuff, not just exercise. Very little of it makes much difference to me in the big picture, except maybe - "Oh man, I've been off the...
12-12-23, 11:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,152
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Odds are good you will actually enjoy the test. ...

Odds are good you will actually enjoy the test. You won't find it that hard, they won't understand why you're not beating at 175 bpm, they will likely have to keep increasing the angle on the ramp,...
11-30-23, 11:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,926
Posted By blacknbluebikes

It's really a good color of tape. I'd leave it...

It's really a good color of tape. I'd leave it on after the repairs. Unless you have RED tape...
11-27-23, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By blacknbluebikes

call or write Lezyne ... I've had good success...

call or write Lezyne ... I've had good success with their customer service.
11-21-23, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Starvation doesn't play well with fitness. ...

Starvation doesn't play well with fitness. Consider accepting a lower rate of change for a higher quality of change.
11-16-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Reading the question, I see "Does it make sense...

Reading the question, I see "Does it make sense to start a Bicycle Broker Service?" .... That requires a very good understanding of the supply and demand in your particular marketplace, and you're...
11-14-23, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 810
Posted By blacknbluebikes

My goto gear when it rains is a sofa.

My goto gear when it rains is a sofa.
11-09-23, 08:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,681
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Now I'm sure that I don't have that. Mine is...

Now I'm sure that I don't have that. Mine is definitely polyvinyl chloride. phew.
11-09-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,156
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Usage-based fees are not usually considered...

Usage-based fees are not usually considered "regressive."
11-09-23, 11:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,410
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I don't think that data is from identical...

I don't think that data is from identical populations. In the first case, you're getting a histogram of all Garmn bike-ride recorders (and likely mostly watch users). In the second case, you're...
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Check the frame carefully for cracks. ...

Check the frame carefully for cracks. Specialized honored a warranty claim on an 2006 Allez aluminum frame for me during covid - crack developed on the head tube. Replaced it with ... another...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-23, 11:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,226
Posted By blacknbluebikes

"Just don't call us with a warranty claim on...

"Just don't call us with a warranty claim on those damn tubes," is what it actually says.
11-03-23, 10:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,274
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Cases are lost on procedure, not on the clock. ...

Cases are lost on procedure, not on the clock. Given the breath of the media coverage on this seen by searching on victim's name, I doubt this story is over.
11-02-23, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,096
Posted By blacknbluebikes

"g+1"

"g+1"
10-30-23, 10:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,366
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Study Finds Dogs Are Better People Than People. ...

Study Finds Dogs Are Better People Than People.

Canines are more interested in the common good than people are, a study published in the Journal of Canine Self-Promotion has found. The study used...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-23, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Harry Potter, you have mail.

Harry Potter, you have mail.
10-30-23, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,907
Posted By blacknbluebikes

The only thing that varies is how much I happen...

The only thing that varies is how much I happen to be ignoring it. I don't think the actual level of ring ever changes.
Replies: 15
Views: 1,909
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Either you are highly highly motivated, or this...

Either you are highly highly motivated, or this is highly highly unlikely. You are basically describing the Tour de France without the clock. Where are you planning to go for these 6,000 km ?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-23, 10:53 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,335
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Yikes, methinx. This has really gone hyperbolic....

Yikes, methinx. This has really gone hyperbolic. Get the Gatorskins or the Schwalbe's and get on with it. Don't overcomplicate it. And the "harshest ride ever" of the Gatorskins is a bit...
10-05-23, 12:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,549
Posted By blacknbluebikes

my phone is waterproof. I don't worry about the...

my phone is waterproof. I don't worry about the sweat.
09-22-23, 09:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,752
Posted By blacknbluebikes

The only metric that matters is whether your...

The only metric that matters is whether your pants are getting tighter or looser. Rest is "third-hand commentary."
09-19-23, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Perhaps another angle to consider is that...

Perhaps another angle to consider is that top-notch cycling shoes have carbon soles. Read: pretty damned stiff. That sounds different than the setup you're describing. I'm wondering if the...
09-18-23, 10:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,558
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Buy quality, for accuracy, but don't "over spec"...

Buy quality, for accuracy, but don't "over spec" a torque wrench purchas.... 95% of my maintenance is 4Nm, 5Nm or 6Nm. It's really about "don't strip it or crush it."
09-18-23, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 715
Posted By blacknbluebikes

The trainer doth call with its mournful wail.

The trainer doth call with its mournful wail.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-23, 10:36 AM
09-18-23, 10:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,281
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I guess it depends on what you want. Waxing at...

I guess it depends on what you want. Waxing at all could be considered overkill. Worrying about "junk wax" is definitely overkill. I don't take my bike to bike shows. 10 years, looks fine, gets...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-23, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Sharpie.

Sharpie.
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