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01-30-23, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By blacknbluebikes

New chains are not expensive...

New chains are not expensive...
01-30-23, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Red is faster. Otherwise, at the top, very few...

Red is faster. Otherwise, at the top, very few marginal gains to be had, UCI limits control size and weight minimums. Winners win because of racing skill and leveraging a talented team -- hardware...
01-27-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 463
Posted By blacknbluebikes

There's always a hack, sure. But, there's this...

There's always a hack, sure. But, there's this funny saying, "Right tool for the job..."
01-09-23, 11:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,262
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Ha. Maybe the common factor there is "keeping...

Ha. Maybe the common factor there is "keeping score." I should not do that. The real difference, though, is that ... I haven't lost a hundred bikes in the woods on the right.
01-05-23, 11:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,325
Posted By blacknbluebikes

It doesn't have to be a sufferfest. The...

It doesn't have to be a sufferfest. The challenge is to go in there the first time and "moderate" your effort. Just because the instructor is yelling, "hill coming up, third position, increase...
12-08-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,290
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I personally had a Park pedal wrench pulled by...

I personally had a Park pedal wrench pulled by TSA. They didn't like that at all. Bye bye wrench.
11-10-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,751
Posted By blacknbluebikes

All the good bikes will be Non-Fungible Tokens. ...

All the good bikes will be Non-Fungible Tokens. 'Cause - clearly this week - digital assets are where it's at, baby.
11-08-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,202
Posted By blacknbluebikes

"Purpose" is the key word. For what purpose does...

"Purpose" is the key word. For what purpose does one grab a bike? Different tools for different missions, whether exercise or cargo delivery or whatever.
10-27-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,599
Posted By blacknbluebikes

No one needs cake either, but I'll have some...

No one needs cake either, but I'll have some more, please.
09-29-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,434
Posted By blacknbluebikes

We're (really) talking about blowing out body...

We're (really) talking about blowing out body fluids and hitting someone accidentally. It's accidental, but still a "wrong". Getting on someone's wheel uninvited and unannounced, also a "wrong",...
09-29-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,599
Posted By blacknbluebikes

still here.

still here.
09-28-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,599
Posted By blacknbluebikes

everything in moderation, including sobriety.

everything in moderation, including sobriety.
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Lunch around here is $15.

Lunch around here is $15.
09-22-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Not typically my "goto" brand, but I have been...

Not typically my "goto" brand, but I have been impressed with the durability and quality pair I have from Specialized. Don't tell anyone, OK ?
09-20-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,049
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I do what you're asking with Garmin. I have a...

I do what you're asking with Garmin. I have a 130+ unit on the handlebars, recording GPS data and pedal power-meter data. I create segments on the webportal for Garmin Connect. These segments can...
09-19-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,049
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Somehow, I'm still amazed. I shouldn't be, but I...

Somehow, I'm still amazed. I shouldn't be, but I am. Somebody puts a ton of hard work into creating something of value - in this case, it's software. They take it from a thought to a prototype to...
09-19-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,158
Posted By blacknbluebikes

This reminds me of " This food is horrible! ...

This reminds me of " This food is horrible! Taste it! " Ahhh... no thanks.
09-13-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 720
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Glarner ... Long time commuter? over 200miles...

Glarner ... Long time commuter? over 200miles per week? You are a fanatic in denial. Get aspirational, spoil yourself and buy something really cool, way out there and much more expensive than...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,613
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I'm a proponent of bike lanes, and I agree with...

I'm a proponent of bike lanes, and I agree with you about putting some limits on the bike lane. It's just getting a little too crazy for folks to cross the street. Pedal powered riders have been "a...
09-06-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,355
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I propose that long-term owner happiness is...

I propose that long-term owner happiness is actually not about the material at all, but more about "enduring confidence that you did the cool thing." Stay with me here... Gosh, we get questions...
08-31-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Was the bike red?

Was the bike red?
08-10-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 484
Posted By blacknbluebikes

check out Garmin 130+ here...

check out Garmin 130+ here (https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/698436) I wanted something small that will handle upgrades. I use it with wahoo HRM, Garmin Rally power meter pedal, uploads to Garmin...
08-07-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,576
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I recently purchased a new Squirrel Release...

I recently purchased a new Squirrel Release System (SRS) that attaches below the saddle and leverages both AI engagement logic and integrated radar sensors to recognize Canine Pursuit Incidents...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,964
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Kafka lives here. I can't separate the real from...

Kafka lives here. I can't separate the real from the flat-out insane.
07-14-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,393
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I will certainly be sympathetic to the poor...

I will certainly be sympathetic to the poor parents who have to visit the daughter in jail where she belongs.
06-08-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,741
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.
06-03-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 934
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: 19
Views: 1,550
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: 558
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, 10:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,444
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, 11:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,444
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: 123
Views: 5,534
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: 691
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...
05-06-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,378
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: 1,378
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: 3,591
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: 879
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,134
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,...
04-22-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,747
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Rule 14 with nod to Rule 15.

Rule 14 with nod to Rule 15.
04-21-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,371
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.
04-18-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,077
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: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
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?"
03-25-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,160
Posted By blacknbluebikes

A near universal law, alas, N+1 does not work for...

A near universal law, alas, N+1 does not work for everything. I can barely manage one wife.
03-25-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 795
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I find that a friendly, patient attitude can...

I find that a friendly, patient attitude can usually get you to a good place with any shop owner. Just be that kind of customer they wish for and let them do their thing.
03-24-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By blacknbluebikes

There's hesitation here because it's somewhat of...

There's hesitation here because it's somewhat of a difficult question to answer from afar, without a specific complaint. But, I'll throw a few ideas at you that may get things started in the right...
03-23-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,226
Posted By blacknbluebikes

change the paradigm. "here's an app that finds...

change the paradigm. "here's an app that finds someone to stand next to your bike while you go in the beer store"
03-16-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Yeah, I've had that numbness for years. You get...

Yeah, I've had that numbness for years. You get used to it. I had a titanium plate installed, subsequently removed when the screws peaked up. Now it's a really nice keyring. Can't have enough...
03-07-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Check out Thinvik Clipless Pedal Converter. I...

Check out Thinvik Clipless Pedal Converter. I haven't used them, but they appear to be addressing the issue. I do have some Thinvik goods in the pain cave, they're fair value for the price.
03-07-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,035
Posted By blacknbluebikes

msu2001la Yeah, you're reading it right. You...

msu2001la Yeah, you're reading it right. You have to be "in" the game and you have to be stopped to change bikes. Some damned architecture in the software that is probably way too hard to change...
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