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01-23-23, 07:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 612
Posted By Bald Paul

Mounts can be found here: KIPP - M10 Plate/Plate...

Mounts can be found here: KIPP - M10 Plate/Plate Vibration Isolator - 52203676 - MSC Industrial Supply (mscdirect.com) (https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/52203676)

I found the countersunk...
01-22-23, 02:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 785
Posted By Bald Paul

And you know that in every Cadillac dealer shop,...

And you know that in every Cadillac dealer shop, some tech gets a ticket on a car that got towed in, out of gas, with "Customer states fuel door will not open". :bang:

I can't tell you how many...
01-22-23, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 612
Posted By Bald Paul

Two 3/4" plywood panels connected along the...

Two 3/4" plywood panels connected along the centerline with industrial vibration isolation mounts, held in with countersunk bolts. Four tennis balls sit in holes, with a small dab of hot glue holding...
01-21-23, 09:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 934
Posted By Bald Paul

If you're using a carbon seatpost to save some...

If you're using a carbon seatpost to save some weight, why not go with titanium bolts? No rust, and lighter than stainless steel. Yes, they cost more, but if you're going with a $260 seatpost,...
01-19-23, 06:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 612
Posted By Bald Paul

I do believe it helps. Cuts down on the sore butt...

I do believe it helps. Cuts down on the sore butt syndrome from having the bike immobilized. I built my own (there are plenty of ideas, plans, and suggestions online) with a couple of industrial...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-23, 05:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 881
Posted By Bald Paul

Yes, none at all, or at least something clear. ...

Yes, none at all, or at least something clear.
Cyclistick Chainstay Protector Set of 3 - Clear Film Road Cycling Bike | eBay...
01-17-23, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3,519
Views: 403,172
Posted By Bald Paul

Their entire premise is ridiculous. If helmets...

Their entire premise is ridiculous. If helmets make cycling seem too dangerous, then airbags in cars should make you want to walk. Their statistic about more cycling deaths don't take into account...
01-17-23, 06:34 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,893
Posted By Bald Paul

He has an E-bike, and doesn't have to pedal. :)

He has an E-bike, and doesn't have to pedal. :)
01-17-23, 06:31 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,191
Posted By Bald Paul

Hmmm, how long before hydraulic anti-lock braking...

Hmmm, how long before hydraulic anti-lock braking systems are introduced on road bikes?

Until that happens, learn how to modulate your brake pressures. It's not rocket science.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-23, 07:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,484
Posted By Bald Paul

Uh, people, the OP last posted in 2014 as a "poor...

Uh, people, the OP last posted in 2014 as a "poor college student". I'm pretty sure that in 2023, he has graduated, found a good job, and makes enough money to afford a good bike.
Then again, maybe...
01-14-23, 06:45 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,738
Posted By Bald Paul

Okay, I get the current trend here. $14,000 bikes...

Okay, I get the current trend here. $14,000 bikes are too expensive. $10 water bottles are too expensive.
If you can't afford cycling, quit, sell your bicycling stuff, and sit in a corner and...
01-09-23, 07:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 587
Posted By Bald Paul

The dizziness, nausea, and cold sweats were the...

The dizziness, nausea, and cold sweats were the same feelings I felt when I had my heart attack, and I didn't believe the EMTs when they told me I was having a heart attack. Please get checked, at...
01-07-23, 12:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,325
Posted By Bald Paul

Choose a bike near the back of the room. Draft.

Choose a bike near the back of the room. Draft.
01-06-23, 07:19 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,744
Posted By Bald Paul

Rim brakes have worked for a long time. Disc are...

Rim brakes have worked for a long time. Disc are more efficient - something I didn't believe until I rode a disc equipped bike.
My carbon fiber, Di2 equipped rim brake bike now sits on my indoor...
01-03-23, 07:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 876
Posted By Bald Paul

Did you actually think I was being serious? :lol:

Did you actually think I was being serious? :lol:
01-02-23, 04:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 876
Posted By Bald Paul

The industry could develop a special "dropper"...

The industry could develop a special "dropper" seatpost with an electronic locking device that would prevent movement when it detects the correct radio signal code from a microchip imbedded in the...
01-01-23, 08:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,130
Posted By Bald Paul

Back in my V-twin days, I used to ride with guys...

Back in my V-twin days, I used to ride with guys with nicknames like "Fat Freddy" and "Buffet Ray". It doesn't take a lot of physical fitness to ride around on a cruiser from eatery to eatery.
...
01-01-23, 08:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,203
Posted By Bald Paul

My sympathies - to the poor bike.

My sympathies - to the poor bike.
12-27-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,384
Posted By Bald Paul

You should ride all of them back and forth to...

You should ride all of them back and forth to your appointments with your shrink.
12-21-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,365
Posted By Bald Paul

Very sorry about your friend. I hope they are...

Very sorry about your friend. I hope they are able to catch the driver. Shouldn't be too hard with the damage to the truck.
12-17-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,939
Posted By Bald Paul

Not illegal anymore? Well, that's good to know!...

Not illegal anymore? Well, that's good to know! Care to share your address? I have a "friend" that needs things for his apartment, like a new TV, furniture, and just about anything I can lay my hands...
12-15-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Bald Paul

Chicks dig scars.

Chicks dig scars.
12-14-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,259
Posted By Bald Paul

I had to give up golf. After 348 strokes trying...

I had to give up golf. After 348 strokes trying to get past that stupid little windmill, the mini golf operator told me it was time to close and I should just leave.
12-09-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By Bald Paul

Mass Audubon Society posted those signs. I don't...

Mass Audubon Society posted those signs. I don't know if they own the land or not, but they are not a state agency. I don't know who would be enforcing the rules, unless you ran into some irate bird...
12-05-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 9,318
Posted By Bald Paul

My cardiologist loves that I ride but cautioned...

My cardiologist loves that I ride but cautioned me about riding outdoors in the cold weather. He said it can actually do more harm to my heart than good.
Once the temps drop, I move indoors on the...
12-04-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 870
Posted By Bald Paul

I would recommend you talk to the LBS that you...

I would recommend you talk to the LBS that you plan on having the work done at. I could tell you it would be $10 for installation, but they may disagree.
11-28-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,470
Posted By Bald Paul

Tap lightly with a solid object along the...

Tap lightly with a solid object along the chainstay on either side of the chip, and on the chip itself. If the sound differs, walk away.
You can't always see a small crack in CF. There are a lot of...
11-27-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,221
Posted By Bald Paul

Talking to an anti-vaxxer is like talking to a...

Talking to an anti-vaxxer is like talking to a flat-earther. Save your breath.
11-22-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 832
Posted By Bald Paul

Change in plans (getting back into shape)

After a year of almost no riding (only about 250 miles total) I'm now able to start up again.
At my age (70) a year off takes more of a toll on your conditioning than it used to.
I've finding...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 889,616
Posted By Bald Paul

Looking to upgrade your wheelset? Boyd Cycling is...

Looking to upgrade your wheelset? Boyd Cycling is having a 25% off EVERYTHING sale on Monday, November 28th (Cyber Monday)
Boyd wheelsets are worth every penny when they're NOT on sale!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 736
Posted By Bald Paul

Yes, if you live in a state where a front plate...

Yes, if you live in a state where a front plate isn't required.
I use the Varia radar/light/camera on the rear, and a GoPro Hero 8 facing forward on the bars with an external pack to power it...
11-18-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Bald Paul

Only the bravest of souls would ride through...

Only the bravest of souls would ride through Kelly Square! :D
11-18-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Bald Paul

Oh, come on! I used to live near Woostah (you...

Oh, come on! I used to live near Woostah (you know, Worchester.) You mean you don't like the challenge of snowbanks on either side of the road that narrow the roads to a lane and a half? Salt that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By Bald Paul

Boyd? Never heard of them. :) I'm lucky enough...

Boyd? Never heard of them. :)
I'm lucky enough to live less than an hour away, and got a full tour of their new facility when I ordered my wheelset. It's impressive!
...
11-17-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,794
Posted By Bald Paul

At least there is plenty of evidence. License...

At least there is plenty of evidence. License plate (tag) and a good shot of the driver.
I think the "I didn't see him" defense is out the window.
I agree with livedarklions - no matter what...
11-15-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,584
Posted By Bald Paul

I bet some new PRs could be set on that if they...

I bet some new PRs could be set on that if they become a Strava segment!

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11-08-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,231
Posted By Bald Paul

Heck of a time to do that. What do you do if it...

Heck of a time to do that. What do you do if it does come up as a stolen bike? You are now in possession of stolen property. You won't give out a serial number when you're selling, so I doubt you ask...
11-08-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,189
Posted By Bald Paul

Gotta love those cheap Chinese battery packs and...

Gotta love those cheap Chinese battery packs and chargers! :eek:
11-08-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,189
Posted By Bald Paul

I think the generation of kids growing up now...

I think the generation of kids growing up now will have highly developed thumb muscles, from pressing keys on their phones and video game controllers.
The rest of them will be mush.

p.s.: Get...
11-08-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,321
Posted By Bald Paul

There's still a rough spot in the sheet rock wall...

There's still a rough spot in the sheet rock wall at my old house from when I (or the bike) decided to make a hard left turn while I was on those things. Punched a good sized hole in the wall.
I...
11-07-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,231
Posted By Bald Paul

Ask the seller for the frame serial number, if...

Ask the seller for the frame serial number, if not listed in the ad. Explain to them that you want to check with local law enforcement to see if the bike has been reported stolen. If they balk, try...
11-06-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,498
Posted By Bald Paul

Lots of threads with lots of suggestions about...

Lots of threads with lots of suggestions about this.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Bald Paul

That happened to my midsection.

That happened to my midsection.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,538
Posted By Bald Paul

My frames are all made of Unobtanium.

My frames are all made of Unobtanium.
10-30-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,686
Posted By Bald Paul

If I feel the need to protect my teeth while...

If I feel the need to protect my teeth while riding, I'll just leave them at home. :50:
10-27-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By Bald Paul

It's a shame he couldn't afford the rest of the...

It's a shame he couldn't afford the rest of the bike. Would have made things a lot easier! :lol:
10-26-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,329
Posted By Bald Paul

Here you go! ...

Here you go!

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10-25-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,087
Posted By Bald Paul

My condolences to you both. Believe me, I know...

My condolences to you both. Believe me, I know how hard it can be. My wife passed away after a long battle with cancer earlier this month. She was in home hospice, and I was her primary caregiver, so...
10-12-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,179
Posted By Bald Paul

Well, that was pretty stupid of him. :eek:

Well, that was pretty stupid of him. :eek:
10-09-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By Bald Paul

Just remember that the plywood acts like a big...

Just remember that the plywood acts like a big sounding board. Normal noises from the trainer sometimes get amplified. I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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