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09-26-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,551
Posted By Reflector Guy

Or another idea..... I noticed on Ebay you can...

Or another idea..... I noticed on Ebay you can buy vinyl decal lettering for various bike brands.... Trek, Specialized, Colnago, etc. I wonder if anyone makes lettering for really cheap bike brands?...
09-26-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,551
Posted By Reflector Guy

The faux "rust" decals gets me thinking. I...

The faux "rust" decals gets me thinking. I wonder if there is such a thing as a "patina" vinyl wrap? I could see that being a big hit in the classic-car community.... What better way to disguise...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 494
Posted By Reflector Guy

"I needed the bike to get to work..... So I rode...

"I needed the bike to get to work..... So I rode it 500 miles".

Sure, that makes perfect sense!
09-19-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 692
Posted By Reflector Guy

+2 I'd only seen one of those Youtube...

+2

I'd only seen one of those Youtube channels..... The more-normal one. That second one, with all the talk of end-times and his aunt going to Hell, I had not seen.

I always tried to be nice...
09-19-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 692
Posted By Reflector Guy

Cheez lived in Indianapolis, by the tracks west...

Cheez lived in Indianapolis, by the tracks west of Union Station and by the closed power plant. How do I know that? He posted lots of videos and made no effort to disguise where he lived. I...
09-16-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,498
Posted By Reflector Guy

Awwww, man, and I even made a helpful post in the...

Awwww, man, and I even made a helpful post in the thread! I let my "trolldar" defenses down!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 626
Posted By Reflector Guy

The stem is so short and stiff and thick I doubt...

The stem is so short and stiff and thick I doubt it can do much to dampen vibration.... It's totally unlike a handlebar.

That said however, I have a carbon stem. It's main advantage is it's nice...
09-16-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,498
Posted By Reflector Guy

Hydraulic brakes are just like the brakes in your...

Hydraulic brakes are just like the brakes in your car. It has fluid in it that puts pressure on the pads to make you stop. And if you ever disconnect the system for maintenance, repair etc. you'll...
09-16-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,498
Posted By Reflector Guy

And air brakes and electric brakes, but I doubt...

And air brakes and electric brakes, but I doubt anyone has ever adopted either of them to a bicycle...
09-14-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,179
Posted By Reflector Guy

With Larry, every ride is a race. Even when the...

With Larry, every ride is a race. Even when the other person doesn't even know it.
09-13-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 983
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'm in IL.... The people here are pretty good...

I'm in IL.... The people here are pretty good about keeping the dogs on a short leash. Even without ever seeing it happen firsthand, I think most people can visualize in their minds what might...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,511
Posted By Reflector Guy

Water, and food. Fruit. About beer: I have...

Water, and food. Fruit.

About beer: I have a friend who runs, and he and all his clubmembers always stop for a beer or three or four after they run. There must be something to it. Unofficially,...
09-12-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 986
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'd have been more amused if the bikes were red,...

I'd have been more amused if the bikes were red, or green, or whatever but still called "Blue Bikes". Which raises a different question: Is blue a universal color for bike-share bikes?

Ours here...
09-07-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 7,850
Posted By Reflector Guy

It's not that e-bikes go so fast that bothers me,...

It's not that e-bikes go so fast that bothers me, instead it's the way they tend to chase other bikes, knock them down and steal their lunch money.
09-06-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 7,850
Posted By Reflector Guy

If it's the trail system I think it is, yes,...

If it's the trail system I think it is, yes, there is a fee.
09-06-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 7,850
Posted By Reflector Guy

Where I ride, the e-bikes aren't even allowed as...

Where I ride, the e-bikes aren't even allowed as per the rules... "No motorcycles, no motorized bicycles or gas- or electric-assisted cycles of any kind". But there they are. I suspect sometime...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 963
Posted By Reflector Guy

Absolutely! I would have had my bike taken away...

Absolutely! I would have had my bike taken away if I crashed so badly I needed to be driven home. 100% certainty.
09-06-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,607
Posted By Reflector Guy

Who are you, and what did you do with the real...

Who are you, and what did you do with the real Rydabent?
09-01-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,112
Posted By Reflector Guy

All too often, the good dumpsters are already...

All too often, the good dumpsters are already picked over. I hate when that happens!

I need a gravel bike so I can get to some of them that are off the beaten path.
09-01-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 829
Posted By Reflector Guy

The tough ones to remember are the various...

The tough ones to remember are the various hand-me-downs we had as kids. We lived near this much-larger family that had about eight kids, all of them older. We got ALL their old bikes, clothes,...
09-01-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,661
Posted By Reflector Guy

I was picturing a Big Wheel, but we're certainly...

I was picturing a Big Wheel, but we're certainly on the same wavelength here. Great minds think alike!
08-31-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,546
Posted By Reflector Guy

Obviously the OP is re-tracing my route to...

Obviously the OP is re-tracing my route to school, from when I was a kid. He forgot to mention there was waist-deep snow the whole trip.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 725
Posted By Reflector Guy

+2 on the bar tape. You just know the old tape...

+2 on the bar tape. You just know the old tape has someone else's DNA soaked into it!
08-30-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 619
Posted By Reflector Guy

January must've come early to some parts of the...

January must've come early to some parts of the world, based on some of the threads posted lately.
08-29-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,546
Posted By Reflector Guy

Cool story bro! Keep us up to date if there are...

Cool story bro! Keep us up to date if there are any further bulletins.
08-29-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,526
Posted By Reflector Guy

Strictly by chance, I found the Aquafina water...

Strictly by chance, I found the Aquafina water bottles from the local convenience store fit my bottle cages perfectly, and snap into place and don't bounce out. Sure, they use a regular cap but...
08-29-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 944
Posted By Reflector Guy

If it's a weekday, I like to ride after work. ...

If it's a weekday, I like to ride after work. Those days will dwindle soon though as it is already getting darker earlier now. Though a nighttime ride (IE, 7-8 PM) ride is sometimes nice if nice...
08-26-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,607
Posted By Reflector Guy

Ah, I just KNEW Rydabent seemed familiar, like...

Ah, I just KNEW Rydabent seemed familiar, like I'd seen him before! This must be him:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/6031/AP7bVJ.jpg
08-23-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,607
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'm not sure that's the reason.... But since you...

I'm not sure that's the reason.... But since you mentioned, it, yeah, because you ride a 'bent also! :recum:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,780
Posted By Reflector Guy

I try to hang back towards the rear and ride at...

I try to hang back towards the rear and ride at the extreme right side of the group. Easiest access to the dumpsters from there.
08-23-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,607
Posted By Reflector Guy

It's Tuesday..... It's probably Ice Cream Day...

It's Tuesday..... It's probably Ice Cream Day back at the "home" and they wouldn't want you to miss it!
08-23-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,607
Posted By Reflector Guy

So the thread title is really kind of misleading,...

So the thread title is really kind of misleading, no?
08-23-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,607
Posted By Reflector Guy

....Or with the occasional random recumbent rider...

....Or with the occasional random recumbent rider who happens to come along as you're trying to deal with a flat tire?
08-23-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,607
Posted By Reflector Guy

Just a tube? After all that travelling, you could...

Just a tube? After all that travelling, you could have purchased an entire new bike! That's one sure-fire way to deal with a flat tire.
08-22-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,607
Posted By Reflector Guy

Maybe he didn't want to miss out on all the good...

Maybe he didn't want to miss out on all the good dumpsters along the way. :beer:
08-22-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,607
Posted By Reflector Guy

That the other cyclist was riding with his head...

That the other cyclist was riding with his head looking down at the front wheel, thus not seeing the pothole or whatever other hazard caused the flat, instead of looking forward in the more-relaxed...
08-22-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,607
Posted By Reflector Guy

That is most likely very close. All that's...

That is most likely very close. All that's missing is the manner in which he asked how much the bike cost.

EDIT: Oh, I forgot.... OP could tell just by looking!
08-22-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,607
Posted By Reflector Guy

Of course he was.

Of course he was.
08-22-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,607
Posted By Reflector Guy

Is that the same "they" now or a different...

Is that the same "they" now or a different one?
08-22-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,607
Posted By Reflector Guy

The cynic in me doubts the bike even cost $5000....

The cynic in me doubts the bike even cost $5000. Heck, it's just as likely it was a $250 Walmart bike. Maybe even more likely.

OP, since you're back online: What brand was it?
08-18-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,498
Posted By Reflector Guy

For a few months, you say? Yes, either get new...

For a few months, you say? Yes, either get new tires beforehand and bring them along as spares, or install the new ones and bring the old ones as spares. You don't want to gamble on the...
08-16-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 491
Posted By Reflector Guy

Exactly! I got a bell at Dick's Sporting Goods,...

Exactly! I got a bell at Dick's Sporting Goods, and it's loud. Louder than the boutique $50 bells. And it cost only six dollars.
08-12-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 325
Posted By Reflector Guy

+2 We need to see the whole braking unit thing,...

+2
We need to see the whole braking unit thing, to know if the full hexagonal torque-applying attachment set will be able to fix it, or not.
08-10-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,757
Posted By Reflector Guy

I live in a flat part of a very flat state. ...

I live in a flat part of a very flat state. Hills are few. Occasional overpasses are probably the steepest things I encounter.

I used to live in Peoria IL and most bike rides meant going up or...
08-08-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,522
Posted By Reflector Guy

But if you ride facing traffic, the cars are...

But if you ride facing traffic, the cars are still going to have to swerve half way out if the lane also. That hasn't changed just because you're now riding against traffic, except now it'll be much...
08-02-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,622
Posted By Reflector Guy

You beat me to it. While you were typing, I was...

You beat me to it. While you were typing, I was looking on the Google for the right picture.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/1120/n9tPuO.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,817
Posted By Reflector Guy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKrpl-KBTzQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKrpl-KBTzQ
07-28-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 871
Posted By Reflector Guy

+2 You could probably carry the reflectors in a...

+2
You could probably carry the reflectors in a saddle bag and install them only when it gets dark.
07-28-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 871
Posted By Reflector Guy

Well, it says "when purchased new and/or ridden...

Well, it says "when purchased new and/or ridden at night".... So I think the correct interpretation is that all new bikes must be equipped with reflectors. And also any other older bike if it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,586
Posted By Reflector Guy

If I averaged 23-24 MPH for any kind of distance...

If I averaged 23-24 MPH for any kind of distance I'd probably average 12-13 on the way back, because it almost certainly would be uphill and into the wind.
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