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10-18-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,104
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I think you now have evidence to support buying a...

I think you now have evidence to support buying a second Lynskey. "But honey, this is the steep-lynskey..."
10-15-21, 10:40 AM
10-13-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By blacknbluebikes

pedestrians are getting hit around here every...

pedestrians are getting hit around here every day. fingers point in all directions, but regardless, it ain't a sustainable situation.
10-13-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,186
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I've found that the cartridges for whipped cream...

I've found that the cartridges for whipped cream are much better - they hold the gas a long time, they're easy to buy and most of all, they taste a lot better. Are you sure you're inhaling the same...
10-13-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,870
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Seems to me the great divide is between "Problems...

Seems to me the great divide is between "Problems looking for a solution" versus "Solutions looking for a problem." For example, flats are a real problem, so solve that and get me out the of the...
10-12-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,015
Posted By blacknbluebikes

great bike. you'll probably never change it.

great bike. you'll probably never change it.
10-08-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By blacknbluebikes

a good Gore cycling jacket might serve you well. ...

a good Gore cycling jacket might serve you well. quite windproof, breathes well. it's an investment, acknowledged (est 200USD), but mine has served me very well for many years. I'd buy another one...
10-08-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,795
Posted By blacknbluebikes

If one questions "too tight," then it's probably...

If one questions "too tight," then it's probably too tight. Of course, too tight is relative to the model. Who am I looking at? John Candy or Eye Candy?
Forum: Foo
10-07-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 17,246
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I can't wait till an autonomous taxi will take my...

I can't wait till an autonomous taxi will take my dogs out for a ride around town without me.
10-06-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 3,919
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I'd agree that Chicago can be a dangerous place,...

I'd agree that Chicago can be a dangerous place, but it's not six or seven cycling fatalities a year that earns that reputation.
Forum: Foo
10-06-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 322
Posted By blacknbluebikes

just shows that if you lose enough weight,...

just shows that if you lose enough weight, titanium is the only remaining solution.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,125
Posted By blacknbluebikes

no. it ain't normal. all you jokers, stop it. ...

no. it ain't normal. all you jokers, stop it. hair is not supposed to be coming out of any shorts on any person any place. no. no. no. jeeez. get rid of 'em.
09-24-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,865
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Darwin can be slow, but he will find them. ...

Darwin can be slow, but he will find them. Hopefully, before they breed.
09-22-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 24,946
Posted By blacknbluebikes

The analysis of chain maintenance around here...

The analysis of chain maintenance around here always puzzles me. Too damn complicated for too little marginal gain. Clean the chain, on the bike, with a park cyclone (or similar), using Simple...
09-16-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Don't be shocked if every measure matches but...

Don't be shocked if every measure matches but they don't feel the same. Fact is stranger than truth.
09-15-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Agree w/ Maelochs above, I've gotten some great...

Agree w/ Maelochs above, I've gotten some great deals on used, but you need to be a well-informed buyer. If that's not you, then a solid relationship with your LBS (local bike shop) will pay...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,285
Posted By blacknbluebikes

just toss 'em a kitten.

just toss 'em a kitten.
09-10-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,764
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Cheap bike is better than no bike at all. I...

Cheap bike is better than no bike at all.
I never met a bike I didn't like.
I just like some better than others.
09-10-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 527
Posted By blacknbluebikes

kill -9 is still my fave...

kill -9 is still my fave...
09-09-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,364
Posted By blacknbluebikes

It's strong enough, and has been proven for long...

It's strong enough, and has been proven for long enough, that we don't worry about it when it comes from reputable manufacturers. If it gets damaged, beyond a simple scratch, one should have it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,763
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Which configuration was faster?

Which configuration was faster?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,763
Posted By blacknbluebikes

forgot the wife once, that was bad...

forgot the wife once, that was bad...
09-01-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,457
Posted By blacknbluebikes

over analysis leads to paralysis.

over analysis leads to paralysis.
08-30-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,648
Posted By blacknbluebikes

As my R3 celebrates its seventh birthday, I...

As my R3 celebrates its seventh birthday, I looked at your new bike and said... hmmmm.. could be next...
08-30-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 870
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Couple ideas that don't need much math, just to...

Couple ideas that don't need much math, just to get some useful guidelines to take along shopping - which, as others said, is really what you need to do.
1. an experienced bike shop employee is just...
Forum: Foo
08-25-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 819
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Even if the curve is 'normal' (I suspect a lot of...

Even if the curve is 'normal' (I suspect a lot of skew), half of the people are more stupid than average. The right-siders aren't asking you those questions. Applies to drivers, too. Out on the...
Forum: Foo
08-18-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,194
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Funny, I'm a 24 year old with the body of an 81...

Funny, I'm a 24 year old with the body of an 81 year old.
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 619
Posted By blacknbluebikes

'73 Ghia convertible in the garage right now. ...

'73 Ghia convertible in the garage right now. Wife's. Had it out last weekend, all 62-screamin'-horsepower.
07-28-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,828
Posted By blacknbluebikes

There are no stupid questions, only stupid people.

There are no stupid questions, only stupid people.
07-16-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,407
Posted By blacknbluebikes

On the car? I can put 2 bikes in the car. Hot...

On the car? I can put 2 bikes in the car. Hot Hatch. VW GTI with back seats down.
Forum: Foo
07-16-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Not only am I setting up a toll booth, but it...

Not only am I setting up a toll booth, but it will only take "bikecoin," the cryptocurrency I just made up.
07-12-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,530
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I've played with all of it. Phones, devices, toys...

I've played with all of it. Phones, devices, toys of all types. Fun. But, after many years, navigation help became secondary - it's very rare that I really need it. And I found that I really don't...
Forum: Foo
07-09-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,299
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Tomorrow, in the U.S., we can expect 100 people...

Tomorrow, in the U.S., we can expect 100 people to die in cars.
Tomorrow, in the U.S., we can expect 300 unvaccinated people to die from Covid
Tomorrow, in the U.S., we can expect 0 or 1 fully...
07-08-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I don't bother with paste. Never needed it. ...

I don't bother with paste. Never needed it. torque to 5nM and go.
Forum: Touring
07-08-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,062
Posted By blacknbluebikes

"cheap navigation" is a sorta funny idea to begin...

"cheap navigation" is a sorta funny idea to begin with. like "discount surgery."
07-02-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,535
Posted By blacknbluebikes

The publicity of the charge is the point....

The publicity of the charge is the point. Millions of people got the message. Mission accomplished. Nothing to win from this person. On with the Tour.
06-30-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,535
Posted By blacknbluebikes

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/police-find-and-a...

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/police-find-and-arrest-spectator-who-caused-mass-tour-de-france-crash/
06-28-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,535
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Methinks several here have not attended a race...

Methinks several here have not attended a race before. She knew they were coming, she was waiting and ready. She was dying to get her sign on TV and was actively tracking the camera motorcycle. ...
06-25-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,996
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I've pretty much decided that exercise is...

I've pretty much decided that exercise is mandatory for aging gracefully. Whether it's about brain health, gut biome health or immune system health, these are not things I want to lose. I see 93...
06-25-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,822
Posted By blacknbluebikes

they're both "guesstimate" algorithms, strava and...

they're both "guesstimate" algorithms, strava and zwift with no direct measurement, so that kind of difference doesn't seem surprising.
06-23-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,043
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I throw kittens. Works great.

I throw kittens. Works great.
06-23-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,956
Posted By blacknbluebikes

the other bike is always faster. unless one is...

the other bike is always faster. unless one is red, red is always fasterer.
06-22-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By blacknbluebikes

that's about standard for most "carbon friendly"...

that's about standard for most "carbon friendly" limits. my seatpost clamp is 5, bolts on stem head get 6. 4.5 seems OK to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,275
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I run them on the distance bike because I end up...

I run them on the distance bike because I end up on Western Jersey roads that have lots of construction debris on the shoulder. Unlike many here, I lack the refined sensitivity in the sitbones and...
06-16-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,006
Posted By blacknbluebikes

so, to summarize the effects of exercise on your...

so, to summarize the effects of exercise on your brain...
some is drastically better than none, more is better, but not too much.
frankly, it sounds a lot like cake.
06-07-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,798
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Well, let's chime in with this angle... The...

Well, let's chime in with this angle...
The units being measured (miles, km, feet, whatever) are actually pretty arbitrary. Cubits? why not. The higher order question is "what are you doing with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Hi, welcome to the neighborhood. These days...

Hi, welcome to the neighborhood. These days there seems to be a pretty big gap between "what I want" and "what I can find"... not news: sweet-spot solutions are backordered until 2063. And, as...
Forum: Foo
05-27-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,913
Posted By blacknbluebikes

genec, you're hired.

genec, you're hired.
05-24-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,253
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Not bicycles. Two wheeled, lightweight,...

Not bicycles. Two wheeled, lightweight, motorized transportation. Nothing to hate in that. All good. Considerate operators, no issues there. Seems like a good way to get somewhere 30-minutes...
05-24-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,603
Posted By blacknbluebikes

We're out riding one day and three operators in...

We're out riding one day and three operators in olive-drab uniforms are testing Proton Blasters from Ghostbusters and suddenly one fires at us and my friend disappears in a flash of smoke and we...
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