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07-01-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,038
Posted By Bald Paul

Just quit playing golf and concentrate on your...

Just quit playing golf and concentrate on your cycling.

Personally, I got frustrated with golf. Never could seem to get the timing right on the little windmill vanes.
...
06-30-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 543
Posted By Bald Paul

Just wait until the electronic dropper posts are...

Just wait until the electronic dropper posts are introduced! :lol:
06-30-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,445
Posted By Bald Paul

When I was building my new bike during the Great...

When I was building my new bike during the Great Covid Shutdown, I originally wanted to go with an Ultegra mechanical. There weren't any available as a full group set, so I started trying to find the...
06-29-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 780
Posted By Bald Paul

Precisely why USB-C is becoming the new standard....

Precisely why USB-C is becoming the new standard. Or, rather, the standard, since there didn't seem to be one previously. Even if they were embossed 'correctly', the unit they were plugging in to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 433
Posted By Bald Paul

Let me guess - 32 lb steel cruiser, flat pedals,...

Let me guess - 32 lb steel cruiser, flat pedals, sneakers, baggy shorts, tank top, no helmet. Am I close? :lol:
06-29-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By Bald Paul

Bike Seat for my Wife’s Bum? I had to ask...

Bike Seat for my Wife’s Bum?

I had to ask myself, what other part of her anatomy would possibly be on the seat?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By Bald Paul

I wonder why they aren't just offering a full...

I wonder why they aren't just offering a full group set.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By Bald Paul

Maybe move to Professional Cycling for the Fans...

Maybe move to Professional Cycling for the Fans forum?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 433
Posted By Bald Paul

You want a helmet that is (1) light, (2) has high...

You want a helmet that is (1) light, (2) has high safety ratings, and (3) is inexpensive.
Pick two.
Ask yourself how much your brain is worth.
06-25-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Bald Paul

I started out with the Garmin HRM, but it was...

I started out with the Garmin HRM, but it was never really reliable with me. I switched over to a Wahoo with chest strap, and it works flawlessly (and still communicates with my Garmin 1030+)
06-25-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Bald Paul

You're going to be sore where they insert the...

You're going to be sore where they insert the tube to install the stent (okay, it's your inner thigh, way up high) for a few days or more. Give that time to heal completely. It's not good if you open...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 925
Posted By Bald Paul

Not an issue. All of their disc road frames are...

Not an issue. All of their disc road frames are 142mm rear spacing.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 925
Posted By Bald Paul

You'll have to have the steering tube cut to your...

You'll have to have the steering tube cut to your correct length. BB is press fit, so if you don't have the tools for that, your LBS can handle those items for you.
Running Di2 wires (or cables)...
06-22-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By Bald Paul

Tastes like chicken!

Tastes like chicken!
06-21-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,718
Posted By Bald Paul

Believe it or not, there are some cyclists who...

Believe it or not, there are some cyclists who don't know how to change a flat. Then there are others who refuse to carry anything that would add more than 10 grams to their road weight. And, of...
06-21-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,718
Posted By Bald Paul

(Me, riding my full carbon fiber Di2 equipped...

(Me, riding my full carbon fiber Di2 equipped bike) "My bike is worth more than your car."
06-21-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By Bald Paul

Shimano Alfine 11spd Di2?

Has anyone seen or had experience with this system? It looks pretty bulletproof, and the Di2 shifting and display eliminate the issues of cable stretch in mechanically shifted internal gear hubs. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 335
Posted By Bald Paul

Hopefully that "bug" isn't something more...

Hopefully that "bug" isn't something more serious.
06-20-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Bald Paul

No shaving for you for a few days! Glad you're...

No shaving for you for a few days! Glad you're okay. Sometimes, walkers on the MUPs seem to forget there are other, faster objects sharing the path with them. I've given up on saying "on your left"...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 925
Posted By Bald Paul

Granted, there are some Chinese made CF frames...

Granted, there are some Chinese made CF frames that are of, uh, 'questionable' quality. You can always find horror stories of frames and forks that just snap due to improper manufacturing materials,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 925
Posted By Bald Paul

You really can't go wrong with an ICAN frameset....

You really can't go wrong with an ICAN frameset. They may not have the fancy name decal on them, but they are light, and stiff enough to put the power to the wheels while not jarring your teeth out...
06-15-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 525
Posted By Bald Paul

Just pair them all together at the same time. I...

Just pair them all together at the same time. I have a Bontrager Flare RT headlight, Flare RT tail light (mounts on my helmet), and Varia 715. No issues.
06-15-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 525
Posted By Bald Paul

Smart Bike Lights | Garmin Connect IQ...

Smart Bike Lights | Garmin Connect IQ (https://apps.garmin.com/en-US/apps/0d9fd828-c932-4470-9c37-fd2828881888)
06-14-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,158
Posted By Bald Paul

It was the only solar powered charging station...

It was the only solar powered charging station that wasn't in the shade at that time.
06-12-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By Bald Paul

I'm not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV....

I'm not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. However, my advice would be to listen to your medical professionals. Don't over do things, or you could end up with a longer recovery than you would have...
06-12-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 948
Posted By Bald Paul

Tick, tick, tick... I started riding in my...

Tick, tick, tick...

I started riding in my teens. Never really had a close call until my late 60s when I was struck by a passing car that refused to move over the center line to pass. I was riding...
06-12-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 855
Posted By Bald Paul

Check this site now and then, you may find...

Check this site now and then, you may find something that will peak your interest! Events - Oklahoma Bicycle Society (okcbike.org)...
06-12-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,212
Posted By Bald Paul

If all you are really looking for is extended...

If all you are really looking for is extended battery time on your 1030+, do what I did and buy this:
Garmin Charge™ Power Pack (https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/571552)
Works with an out-front mount.
06-11-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 665
Posted By Bald Paul

Sounds a lot like many of the roads I have to...

Sounds a lot like many of the roads I have to ride on. Some of them will give you almost a foot to the right of the white line at times, but those will usually have rumble strips built in....
06-11-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 855
Posted By Bald Paul

You must ride with LarrySellerz.

You must ride with LarrySellerz.
06-11-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 855
Posted By Bald Paul

I don't mind paying a fee for a well organized...

I don't mind paying a fee for a well organized event. Route marking, SAG support, manned and stocked rest stops, and (usually) some type of post event party is great. You get to meet a lot of new...
06-04-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 930
Posted By Bald Paul

The best thing I did was to change from Shimano...

The best thing I did was to change from Shimano SPD-SL pedals to Wahoo Speedplays. I use the easiest release spring in the cleat. Much more adjustment angle wise, and more "float" if you need it. I...
06-04-22, 05:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 780
Posted By Bald Paul

Thankfully, USB-C seems to be the new standard. I...

Thankfully, USB-C seems to be the new standard. I can't tell you how many times I tried to jam one of those mini and micro connectors in upside down. On the units I have that use them, I paint a...
06-02-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Bald Paul

I used a shop that uses the Shimano fitting...

I used a shop that uses the Shimano fitting system: Home | bikefitting.com (https://www.bikefitting.com/en)
They were able to figure out my correct bike geometry and then translate adjustments,...
06-02-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 836
Posted By Bald Paul

Since this happened right after you changed a...

Since this happened right after you changed a chain, I have to think you somehow messed up the RD, and now it's in Crash Mode.

Di2 FAQ: - I had a crash and my rear derailleur stopped working. How...
06-02-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 948
Posted By Bald Paul

It's not just bicycling, either. In Myrtle Beach...

It's not just bicycling, either. In Myrtle Beach yesterday a motorist, driving behind a couple on a motorcycle, evidently wasn't paying attention (I know, hard to believe that nowadays) and just...
06-01-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By Bald Paul

Maybe try these? BikeFit Pedal Extenders for...

Maybe try these?

BikeFit Pedal Extenders for Cycling (https://www.bikefit.com/c-13-pedal-spacers-pedal-extenders.aspx)
05-31-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 769
Posted By Bald Paul

Love how you left that part out.

Love how you left that part out.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,471
Posted By Bald Paul

Fixed that for you.

Fixed that for you.
05-30-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By Bald Paul

You could be rolling the dice. ...

You could be rolling the dice.

rocky-cycling.com Reviews | scam, legit or safe check | Scamadviser (https://www.scamadviser.com/check-website/rocky-cycling.com)
05-30-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 952
Posted By Bald Paul

The helmet will kill you. But only if you...

The helmet will kill you.

But only if you live in California. Everywhere else, it's fine.
05-30-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By Bald Paul

League of American Wheelmen.

League of American Wheelmen.
05-30-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By Bald Paul

I have some old event T-shirts with holes in...

I have some old event T-shirts with holes in them. Does that count?
I have never even seen a patch given out for a bike event.
05-30-22, 05:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 769
Posted By Bald Paul

Meet at your local PD parking lot. Ask an officer...

Meet at your local PD parking lot. Ask an officer to come outside for a few minutes. Bribe him with a donut and coffee. (Just kidding!)
Tell the buyer he can test ride the bike in the parking lot....
05-30-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 982
Posted By Bald Paul

Are you absolutely locked in to Di2? If you just...

Are you absolutely locked in to Di2? If you just want electronic shifting (and since you're not adverse to online purchases), check out the Fezzari Empire SL Pro.

bike build options – Fezzari...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-22, 05:14 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,269
Posted By Bald Paul

If you want to use it as an "Action Cam", it can...

If you want to use it as an "Action Cam", it can be set to record continuously. Even my GoPro will break up a long recording into 8 minute segments. Honestly, though, the footage is pretty boring...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,269
Posted By Bald Paul

Most of them are. We have multiple cycling clubs...

Most of them are. We have multiple cycling clubs in the Upstate, so drivers are sort of used to seeing cyclists on the road. There are still a few, ummm, "end point of digestive tract" drivers...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,269
Posted By Bald Paul

I didn't use the phone app. All I did was plug in...

I didn't use the phone app. All I did was plug in the radar with the USB cable to my computer, open File Explorer, find the radar, and there they were. Easy.
05-27-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 889
Posted By Bald Paul

Check the thread in the Road Cycling forum. I...

Check the thread in the Road Cycling forum. I uploaded some actual video from my 715. You can make up your own mind, but I think it works very well.
05-27-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By Bald Paul

The new RCT715 has the buttons on the side. I...

The new RCT715 has the buttons on the side. I think they may have learned something.
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