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10-04-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 371
Posted By Polaris OBark

I agree, prima facia. But had you been there,...

I agree, prima facia. But had you been there, you might think otherwise.
10-04-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 357
Posted By Polaris OBark

Or charge the battery when it gets to the 50%...

Or charge the battery when it gets to the 50% indicator.

That should keep you going until you install your off-grid solar array.

Also, at worst it is a no-shift situation. A completely...
10-04-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,583
Posted By Polaris OBark

They tend to increase the length with larger...

They tend to increase the length with larger frames.

It is best to get the saddle height and for/aft position correct first, and then choose a stem length that lets you keep your forearm angle...
10-04-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By Polaris OBark

He was feeling a little precious.

He was feeling a little precious.
10-04-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 371
Posted By Polaris OBark

It wasn't at all narrow, and even had a dividing...

It wasn't at all narrow, and even had a dividing line down the middle. It was most likely directed at me, not the followers.
10-04-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By Polaris OBark

You might want to get a proper bike fit. If...

You might want to get a proper bike fit.

If the saddle is so far back that it puts the center of the ball-and-socket joint of your hip further back than a line drawn through the seat post and...
10-04-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 371
Posted By Polaris OBark

While turning onto a bike path a few weeks ago,...

While turning onto a bike path a few weeks ago, some cyclists were approaching from the opposite direction. The head Karen shouts at the top of her lungs "Bike Up!!!".

Admittedly, I've only been...
10-04-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,819
Posted By Polaris OBark

Practically speaking, are you willing/able to...

Practically speaking, are you willing/able to replace the frame with your own funds if you break it before you get down to their limit?

If the answer is yet, ride it like you stole it, and it will...
10-04-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,259
Posted By Polaris OBark

Suggested PSA

We need a "post your saddle angle and sperm count" thread to go along with this.
10-03-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Polaris OBark

20,000 abandoned bikes per year = biketopia? ...

20,000 abandoned bikes per year = biketopia?


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10-03-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 357
Posted By Polaris OBark

I got my Shimano Di2 in 2014, and there haven't...

I got my Shimano Di2 in 2014, and there haven't been any maintenance costs due to the electronic components per se. I've replaced cassettes, chains, chainrings and cranksets, due to normal mechanical...
10-03-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 416
Posted By Polaris OBark

Yes.

Yes.
10-01-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 498
Posted By Polaris OBark

^ This. Saved me some typing. Lower...

^ This. Saved me some typing.


Lower tire pressure allows the tire to deform around a potentially puncturing object, but with that kind of cut, I doubt it would have mattered.
09-30-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 407
Posted By Polaris OBark

MTBR forum has all sorts of dog/rider threads,...

MTBR forum has all sorts of dog/rider threads, advice, etc.
09-30-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 407
Posted By Polaris OBark

I got that trailer from Costco when they briefly...

I got that trailer from Costco when they briefly had it. Much better price. I put a 75 lb Golden Retriever in it, and he flipped the trailer, and the bike (with quick release), and me. Fortunately...
09-30-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,918
Posted By Polaris OBark

Some are. That should be apparent from the...

Some are. That should be apparent from the dialogue here.
09-30-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,918
Posted By Polaris OBark

By the same CDC clowns who argued there was no...

By the same CDC clowns who argued there was no evidence of community transmission, and then argued there was no evidence of airborne transmission, and initially recommended against wearing masks.
...
09-30-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,918
Posted By Polaris OBark

Rupert Murdoch?

Rupert Murdoch?
09-30-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,918
Posted By Polaris OBark

Or you could simply adhere to basic social...

Or you could simply adhere to basic social conventions that suggest not relieving yourself in public.
09-30-22, 01:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 800
Posted By Polaris OBark

So the idea is to deliver enough air and fast...

So the idea is to deliver enough air and fast enough so that it pops the beads of the tire onto the sides of the rim. (Some rims have hooks, others just have a thickened side wall.) Often you have...
09-30-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,918
Posted By Polaris OBark

Common anticholinergic drugs like Benadryl linked...

Common anticholinergic drugs like Benadryl linked to increased dementia risk...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,539
Posted By Polaris OBark

The rider most likely noticed he crashed. When...

The rider most likely noticed he crashed. When eventually he discovered the missing seat stay, I doubt there was any ambiguity in his mind regarding what had happened, and when.

The truth is none...
09-29-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,918
Posted By Polaris OBark

Yikes. I would have stopped and waited for the...

Yikes. I would have stopped and waited for the sealant to work.
09-29-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,918
Posted By Polaris OBark

What if someone does this and winds up spraying...

What if someone does this and winds up spraying everyone around them with blood, because they induced a nose bleed?

Then you have even more of a bio-hazard.
09-29-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,918
Posted By Polaris OBark

He creates an aerosol cloud that lingers on the...

He creates an aerosol cloud that lingers on the path, that could be inhaled by someone further behind. It doesn't have to be a wheel-sucker.

I'm sure you have experienced riding into someone's...
09-29-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,918
Posted By Polaris OBark

In the age of SARS-CoV-2, I am afraid I have to...

In the age of SARS-CoV-2, I am afraid I have to agree that this is not acceptable behavior, from a public health point of view. (I also don't like to have to witness it, even under sterile...
09-29-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 272
Posted By Polaris OBark

I have the front one, and i think it is brighter....

I have the front one, and i think it is brighter. It has a variety of modes, the brighter of which drain the battery faster.

Also Cygolite is good.
09-28-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 800
Posted By Polaris OBark

Take the punctured tube out, find the hole, match...

Take the punctured tube out, find the hole, match it to the tire, and pull whatever caused the puncture out of the tire. Instead of a new tube, just put one of those valves from the little bag in. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,539
Posted By Polaris OBark

Or maybe the teenage son backed the '78 buick...

Or maybe the teenage son backed the '78 buick into the bike hanging in the garage.

Koyote owes Specialized a new bike.
09-28-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,259
Posted By Polaris OBark

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,539
Posted By Polaris OBark

There is no way this could have happened without...

There is no way this could have happened without the OP noticing it at the time, if he was on the bike.

Either it happened when he was not on the bike, or there is much more to the story.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,539
Posted By Polaris OBark

Canyon honored their warranty, twice. In fact,...

Canyon honored their warranty, twice. In fact, they replaced the new chain stay under their recall, so I guess they honored it 3 times, once without us even asking.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,539
Posted By Polaris OBark

BTW, I kind of hate Specialized and am always...

BTW, I kind of hate Specialized and am always looking for anecdotal evidence to substantiate my biases, so at first I thought "Oh, goody, another reason to hate Specialized!" But, sadly, I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,539
Posted By Polaris OBark

My guess is it didn't happen when you were riding...

My guess is it didn't happen when you were riding it, if you didn't notice it. Maybe something happened when it was on its side in the SUV or it got bumped when hanging on the hooks. As others have...
09-27-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,259
Posted By Polaris OBark

109 Live fast, die young and leave a...

109

Live fast, die young and leave a beautiful corpse
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,539
Posted By Polaris OBark

What caught my eye in the original post and...

What caught my eye in the original post and picture, apart from the chain stay fracture, was the rim:

...
09-27-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,333
Posted By Polaris OBark

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09-27-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,327
Posted By Polaris OBark

Well, I guess this is a primitive form of social...

Well, I guess this is a primitive form of social media.
09-26-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By Polaris OBark

Opiate pain killers can do this.

Opiate pain killers can do this.
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Polaris OBark

It looks like there is a 2023 model in size 54 in...

It looks like there is a 2023 model in size 54 in a shop in San Francisco.

I had one for many years and it was an outstanding bike. My first tour on mine (model year 1990) was remarkable in that...
09-26-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By Polaris OBark

Me too. You have my sympathy.

Me too. You have my sympathy.
09-26-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By Polaris OBark

https://github.com/iamadamdev/bypass-paywalls-chro...

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Tip of the helmet to Seattle Forrest
09-26-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By Polaris OBark

My parents are long gone. Life is too short. ...

My parents are long gone. Life is too short.

Get them the Rene Herse EL tires and don't look back.
09-26-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,333
Posted By Polaris OBark

I usually check all of Jenson, Universal, Ben's,...

I usually check all of Jenson, Universal, Ben's, BikeTiresDirect
09-26-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,413
Posted By Polaris OBark

Those are called mountain bikers.

Those are called mountain bikers.
09-26-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,413
Posted By Polaris OBark

Our local person who spews that kind of venom and...

Our local person who spews that kind of venom and ran me off the road, twice, and lectured me about how I don't belong on the road, is a woman.

I do suspect that the attitude and aggression is...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,029
Posted By Polaris OBark

If you can get a 0% interest loan over 5 years,...

If you can get a 0% interest loan over 5 years, and inflation is 10% per year, you save.

If you can get a 3% interest loan over 5 years, and inflation is 10% per year, you still save a bit.

I'm...
09-25-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By Polaris OBark

I just noticed my front tire is flat on a bike...

I just noticed my front tire is flat on a bike with tubeless I haven't ridden in 3 months. Oddly, the rear tire seems like it was the day I inflated it.
09-25-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 814
Posted By Polaris OBark

I use the stiffest Shimano XC shoe available, so...

I use the stiffest Shimano XC shoe available, so this makes sense. My surgeon said I had "flexible flat feet" in a way that made it clear it was a Bad Thing.
09-25-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 814
Posted By Polaris OBark

I got used to flats (along with 5/10s) about 8...

I got used to flats (along with 5/10s) about 8 years ago. I took a year or so off from SPDs after a severe ankle fracture. Since everything hurt a lot back then, I didn't pay attention, but since...
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