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09-23-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By Bald Paul

Yes, they have retired and no longer are making...

Yes, they have retired and no longer are making anything new. The website is basically selling out whatever stock they have left.
09-23-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By Bald Paul

I have a pair of bibs from Kucharik (sadly, no...

I have a pair of bibs from Kucharik (sadly, no longer in business) that has a 'privacy flap' - basically a horizontal overlapping flap that stays closed by itself (no zipper) and makes bathroom stops...
09-22-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By Bald Paul

Good advice. I have always tried to avoid riding...

Good advice. I have always tried to avoid riding when the sun is low on the horizon. I know how difficult it can be to see what's ahead of you while driving. Even flashing tail lights are sometimes...
09-21-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 702
Posted By Bald Paul

Absolutely. I'm all for advancements in safety...

Absolutely. I'm all for advancements in safety engineering in autos. My wife's car has adaptive cruise control, auto braking, lane departure warning, back up cross traffic alarm/braking - all good...
09-21-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 702
Posted By Bald Paul

Even the best technology is subject to failure,...

Even the best technology is subject to failure, and until the electronics are 100% reliable (they never will be, IMHO) the 'self driving car' cannot exist. Besides, humans are still responsible for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By Bald Paul

Why not just ask him to check the bike over? It...

Why not just ask him to check the bike over? It would be foolish to purchase a new RD, only to find out it was a bad cable/housing, or just that the RD mech was gummed up with old oil and dirt.
09-20-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 787
Posted By Bald Paul

Have you looked at the extra features available...

Have you looked at the extra features available in Cyclemeter? I don't have it, but I'm assuming some of what you want may be available for a price.Cyclemeter also plays nicely with Strava, Facebook,...
09-20-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By Bald Paul

If you are riding when it gets dark and want to...

If you are riding when it gets dark and want to see the road ahead, I highly recommend one of these:

Bontrager Ion Pro RT Front Bike Light | Trek Bikes...
09-19-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By Bald Paul

Maybe try here? Shoulder bolts, Stainless steel...

Maybe try here?
Shoulder bolts, Stainless steel 18-8 - Bolt Depot (https://www.boltdepot.com/Shoulder_bolts_Stainless_steel_18-8.aspx)
I doubt the bike manufacturer would bother to make up a...
09-18-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By Bald Paul

I'm not at all familiar with the Woom 1, but if...

I'm not at all familiar with the Woom 1, but if the bolt threads into a hole in the fork crown, all you would need to know is the bolt diameter, thread pitch, and length needed. I'm certain someone...
09-18-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By Bald Paul

As you probably know, Pugs can be very...

As you probably know, Pugs can be very susceptible to heat. I don't know what temperatures you would be riding in, or for how long, but consideration for cooling and water would be important.
I...
09-18-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By Bald Paul

I'm going to assume you're talking about an...

I'm going to assume you're talking about an e-bike?
It can cause a space-time warp and send you back to the time of the dinosaurs.
09-18-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,833
Posted By Bald Paul

Didn't we just have this discussion YESTERDAY? ...

Didn't we just have this discussion YESTERDAY?
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09-18-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By Bald Paul

Dogs, as in more than one? Are we talking...

Dogs, as in more than one? Are we talking Chihuahuas or Great Danes here?
09-17-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By Bald Paul

Unfortunately, in many states, it's not illegal...

Unfortunately, in many states, it's not illegal to be on a cellphone while driving, even if it's not hands free. If you hit someone, you don't even get ticketed for being on the phone.


What...
09-17-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,000
Posted By Bald Paul

You left out the campfire sittin', beer guzzlin'...

You left out the campfire sittin', beer guzzlin' part.
Read the thread. If they can stereotype cyclists, well.
09-17-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,000
Posted By Bald Paul

Wow, even the thread title says a lot about a...

Wow, even the thread title says a lot about a bunch of campfire sittin', beer guzzlin', pick-em-up drivin' inbreds (loved your comment about his sister.) Guy gets so drunk he can't stand, gets behind...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 475
Posted By Bald Paul

I don't see his replies (the "list" thing) nor do...

I don't see his replies (the "list" thing) nor do I care about an apology.
However, the updates would be nice. Perhaps posting some shots of a chafed groin area, or the looks on co-workers faces as...
09-16-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Bald Paul

Your bike looks something like this, correct? ...

Your bike looks something like this, correct?
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/289x184/capture_77c42702cb8839919442bf88a009758f2445a225.jpg
Could you use something like this to...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 475
Posted By Bald Paul

Congratulations! You've been added to my...

Congratulations! You've been added to my "list".
09-15-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 692
Posted By Bald Paul

Am I correct in assuming that both of you have...

Am I correct in assuming that both of you have bicycles you ride on the road in good weather? Why not just get a wheel-on smart trainer, or even two if you plan on riding side by side? Two of them...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 475
Posted By Bald Paul

What type of work do you do? 10 'sporty' miles...

What type of work do you do? 10 'sporty' miles may make you, uh, 'funky' to your co-workers.
09-14-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 739
Posted By Bald Paul

That looks like a nasty cut. I think clean cuts...

That looks like a nasty cut. I think clean cuts heal better and aren't as painful during healing. Hope you heal up well.
09-14-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 727
Posted By Bald Paul

Hey, it could be worse. I have a t-shirt that...

Hey, it could be worse. I have a t-shirt that reads "In Dog Years, I'm Dead"
Forum: Touring
09-14-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 844
Posted By Bald Paul

Ha! Sorry I haven't responded sooner, but the...

Ha! Sorry I haven't responded sooner, but the only reason I saw your post is because someone else quoted you. I really wish there were a "BLOCK" function, rather than merely an "Ignore List". You've...
Forum: Touring
09-14-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 844
Posted By Bald Paul

Being struck from behind on a "safe" back road in...

Being struck from behind on a "safe" back road in the middle of the day and ending up in an ambulance will tend you make you a bit paranoid. The more lights you have, the more visible you are. When I...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 844
Posted By Bald Paul

I have the new RTC715, which uses a different...

I have the new RTC715, which uses a different mounting system (lever lock.) The aftermarket hasn't caught up with it yet that I can find.
09-13-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 727
Posted By Bald Paul

I bought a calendar from Europe. Since it's a...

I bought a calendar from Europe. Since it's a metric calendar, I ride my age in km. :)
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 844
Posted By Bald Paul

I prefer to wash my "junk" in the shower. Oh,...

I prefer to wash my "junk" in the shower.
Oh, you meant my kit? :o
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 844
Posted By Bald Paul

Primarily, me. I have tried frame bags in the...

Primarily, me. I have tried frame bags in the past, and detest them with a passion.
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 844
Posted By Bald Paul

That may work! Thank you! :thumb:

That may work! Thank you! :thumb:
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 844
Posted By Bald Paul

Handlebar bag and long seat back aren't really an...

Handlebar bag and long seat back aren't really an option. My handlebar has a Garmin, GoPro, and light. Seat post has my Varia radar/light/camera.



Now and then I kick myself over selling my...
Forum: Touring
09-12-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 844
Posted By Bald Paul

Thought about that, but most of them I've seen...

Thought about that, but most of them I've seen either attach to the rear axle (nut or QR type) or seatpost. I have through axles, and my seatpost is carbon fiber, so I'm not crazy about clamping any...
Forum: Touring
09-12-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 844
Posted By Bald Paul

Touring without carrying your gear?

I don't really know if this belongs in this forum, but...
When I was young, I toured quite a bit through New England and Nova Scotia. I carried my tent, sleeping bag, clothing, cooking gear, etc all...
09-12-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 702
Posted By Bald Paul

Let's get one thing straight - there are no 'self...

Let's get one thing straight - there are no 'self driving' cars. California is currently going after Tesla for advertising their vehicles as "self driving", but if you look at Tesla's website, you'll...
09-12-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 974
Posted By Bald Paul

When it comes to statistics, 33% of people will...

When it comes to statistics, 33% of people will comment, while the other 82% can't be bothered with math. :thumb:
09-12-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 607
Posted By Bald Paul

I think Bob's supervisors name is Rob. Rob Ot....

I think Bob's supervisors name is Rob. Rob Ot. He's currently taking some time off, recharging his batteries. :lol:
09-11-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By Bald Paul

Here's how I solved the problem. Garmin 1030+ on...

Here's how I solved the problem. Garmin 1030+ on an out-front mount with adapter to accept the Garmin external power pack. Stuck on the bottom of that is a Bontrager headlight (stick on GoPro mount)...
09-11-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,762
Posted By Bald Paul

I donated several different saddles to the local...

I donated several different saddles to the local bike co-op over a few years. I would try one for a while, giving my anatomy time to adjust to the shape, cushioning, width, etc. If it still was...
09-10-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 607
Posted By Bald Paul

I wish you luck with Paypal. In my experience...

I wish you luck with Paypal. In my experience they will only cover you if you were sent something other than what you ordered, or never received anything. If the product was delivered and defective,...
09-10-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,158
Posted By Bald Paul

And, should there be an electronic or electrical...

And, should there be an electronic or electrical issue, they will default to standard hydraulic braking.
09-10-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 974
Posted By Bald Paul

The driver had no animosity towards the Blue...

The driver had no animosity towards the Blue Bike. He was merely driving a Tesla, needed a charge, and attempted to hook up to the bike charging station, drive-thru style.

That's his story, and...
09-10-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,539
Posted By Bald Paul

About as funny as one depicting someone drowning...

About as funny as one depicting someone drowning kittens.
09-09-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,539
Posted By Bald Paul

I'm certain you'll be chuckling should you become...

I'm certain you'll be chuckling should you become #8 on the Hit List. :mad:
09-09-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,289
Posted By Bald Paul

(The Bike Forums collective): "You'd have to be...

(The Bike Forums collective): "You'd have to be crazy to attempt to ride twenty one-hundred mile days into a war torn country!"
(afrday): "Hold my beer."
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,227
Posted By Bald Paul

Sounds like the auto industry right now. You no...

Sounds like the auto industry right now. You no longer go to the dealer to pick up your car, you go to pick OUT your car and wait for it to arrive. Maybe.
09-09-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 432
Posted By Bald Paul

Good for you. You have managed to contribute...

Good for you. You have managed to contribute nothing to the topic at hand. :notamused:

You can sometimes tell if a segment leader did it on an e-bike. I don't use Strava, but Garmin segments will...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-22, 04:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By Bald Paul

I use them all the time. Never had one fall off....

I use them all the time. Never had one fall off. Besides, it's less expensive to replace the cover than the cleat itself.
09-07-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By Bald Paul

Perhaps something like this would work? ...

Perhaps something like this would work?

Amazon.com: Garmin Gopro Mount Quick Release Gopro Adapter Bike Mount Compatible for Hero 9 8 7 6 5 4 etc : Electronics...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By Bald Paul

Well, opinions vary, but he does have a valid...

Well, opinions vary, but he does have a valid point.
Do the brakes work? How about the shifting? Are the wheels true? Any noises from the bottom bracket area? How does the headset feel? Are cables...
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