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09-21-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 382
Posted By Reflector Guy

I've got something similar to that, and it came...

I've got something similar to that, and it came pre-installed on the phone. A spiral-wound cable, more like a cord actually, connects the handset to the wall-mounted dial-equipped base. The whole...
09-17-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,738
Posted By Reflector Guy

Bianchis are nice bikes if you like to have...

Bianchis are nice bikes if you like to have something you don't see a hundred others just like it every time you go for a ride. I ride two or three times a week and I don't think I've seen more that...
09-17-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,328
Posted By Reflector Guy

And sometimes it is tough to gauge ahead of time...

And sometimes it is tough to gauge ahead of time how coarse a given trail will be.

My goal for this year (now it'll be next year) is to ride the Katy trail in Missouri. Depending on who you...
09-17-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,328
Posted By Reflector Guy

His posts always remind me of those old sayings...

His posts always remind me of those old sayings about blind squirrels and broken clocks....
09-16-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,328
Posted By Reflector Guy

Yep, that's the down side. After a lot of heavy...

Yep, that's the down side. After a lot of heavy rain, there can be occasional puddles. I just steer around them. But more annoying is the spray that get kicks up by the tires. It has to be really...
09-16-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,328
Posted By Reflector Guy

Very close! I ride on the Illinois Prairie Path...

Very close! I ride on the Illinois Prairie Path and the Great Western Trail west of Chicago. I see countless road bikes with "normal" road bike tires there every day.

The only time I wish I had...
09-16-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,328
Posted By Reflector Guy

Depends on what you mean by "small gravel" I...

Depends on what you mean by "small gravel" I suppose.

Here in Illinois at least, the rail trails are hardpacked FA-6 gradation limestone screenings. Closeup, it resembles very small gravel. But...
09-16-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,171
Posted By Reflector Guy

It's true.... The part of the bar in between the...

It's true.... The part of the bar in between the two shifters is actually an outer "cuff" that clamps the left and right half of the handlebar together.
09-14-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,171
Posted By Reflector Guy

I heard they were doing a century.... The bike...

I heard they were doing a century.... The bike broke and she had to walk the remaining forty miles!
09-14-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 5,108
Posted By Reflector Guy

I lose enough PSI that if I ride my bike twice a...

I lose enough PSI that if I ride my bike twice a week, I have to put air in twice a week. Not a lot, of course, but some.

If I ride two days in a row, I usually don't bother.

I used to live in...
09-14-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,171
Posted By Reflector Guy

You've posted that picture before..... I always...

You've posted that picture before..... I always assumed that was your wife!
09-14-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Reflector Guy

That last number is the most interesting.... I...

That last number is the most interesting.... I wonder what it means by "active"? Surely there aren't 6699 actual registered members all logged in at the same time.

At each forum section, it tells...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,238
Posted By Reflector Guy

Or gradually slow down until he gets impatient...

Or gradually slow down until he gets impatient and decides to pass you.
09-13-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,626
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'd probably pay $200 for a used Trek if it was a...

I'd probably pay $200 for a used Trek if it was a model I liked, in good shape and if it fit me well.
09-08-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,171
Posted By Reflector Guy

Speaking of Colnago, on Youtube there is a guy...

Speaking of Colnago, on Youtube there is a guy who took a cheap Kent bike (not a Denali but probably a Genesis or Giordano I think) and decalled over it with vinyl wrap and Colnago decals. Looked...
09-08-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,171
Posted By Reflector Guy

I was always curious about their choice of name. ...

I was always curious about their choice of name. Why GMC? Why Denali? They could have called it the Boeing 737 or the Canon EOS1 or the Steinway Baby Grand and those names would make about as much...
09-08-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,171
Posted By Reflector Guy

A $40 Denali was the type of bike my brother and...

A $40 Denali was the type of bike my brother and I would get for Christmas. A Denali at regular retail price was something we might dream of getting someday as a hand-me-down.

I rode a pretty...
09-08-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By Reflector Guy

My bike doesn't get very dirty, just dusty from...

My bike doesn't get very dirty, just dusty from the bike path. Dilute Simple Green and a spray of water at low pressure cleans it up nice.

Last time I cleaned it, I applied a ceramic coating from...
09-07-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Reflector Guy

Interesting, I didn't know a 2018 Via Nirone...

Interesting, I didn't know a 2018 Via Nirone still had Campagnolo components. My 2019 is all Shimano.

I'd say, if it is Celeste green, I'd go for it!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By Reflector Guy

LOL So that's what the bike would look like if...

LOL So that's what the bike would look like if you don't remove all the padding that comes with it in the box!

Bonus points if you still had those black plastic disks that keep the wheels from...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By Reflector Guy

Keep an eye on it; the noise will return once...

Keep an eye on it; the noise will return once everything dries out. The rainwater provided a temporary "lubrication" of sorts which has quieted the noise. I hesitate to use the term "lubrication"...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,649
Posted By Reflector Guy

I've forgotten my water a few times.... I'll...

I've forgotten my water a few times.... I'll stop for a drink and look down and then I'll remember it's sitting at home on the kitchen counter where I left it.

Storebought Aquafina bottles fit my...
08-31-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,753
Posted By Reflector Guy

We could probably set up a poll here on the forum...

We could probably set up a poll here on the forum asking every member who is 50+ when they think bikes reached their zenith and no two members will answer the same. Every member probably has fond...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Reflector Guy

"Shards" of concrete? Unlikely.... Small...

"Shards" of concrete? Unlikely.... Small flakes of concrete are more likely to crumble than to do anything else. It doesn't splinter like that.

What area are you in? Is it possible they may...
08-30-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By Reflector Guy

I thought he meant that also. I was picturing in...

I thought he meant that also. I was picturing in my mind the people who have "distressed" guitars or Leica cameras, hoping to conjour up some of the Willie Nelson or Henri Cartier Bresson skills...
08-30-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,753
Posted By Reflector Guy

I think it depends on the bike. A cheap bike...

I think it depends on the bike. A cheap bike from the 70s or 80s wasn't all that great.

I rode an old Sears bike for too many years.... I think many of the parts on it were made from pot metal. ...
08-27-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,007
Posted By Reflector Guy

You might want to consider scaling back your...

You might want to consider scaling back your rides to five minutes or so.
08-26-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,236
Posted By Reflector Guy

And if I remember right, we were always told we...

And if I remember right, we were always told we were supposed to set up the bars with the straight part at the bottom of the drop parallel to the ground. Thus the hoods would be pointing down.... But...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 642
Posted By Reflector Guy

Same here; the dust is crazy when the weather has...

Same here; the dust is crazy when the weather has been dry. I have one of those Park Tool chain cleaning gizmos and I clean the chain and gears several times each season. I am sure the dust is no...
08-26-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,236
Posted By Reflector Guy

If you were riding on the heel of your hands,...

If you were riding on the heel of your hands, could it be the stem/reach was too long?

Watch the other riders; I bet they aren't in the drops "all" the time either.
08-26-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,927
Posted By Reflector Guy

You're all doing it wrong. The hill is only 0.2...

You're all doing it wrong. The hill is only 0.2 miles...... Get going fast enough before the hill so you can coast UP the hill AND back down the other side.
08-25-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 731
Posted By Reflector Guy

That's OK. I think the result would be the same...

That's OK. I think the result would be the same number with either formula. :)
08-25-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 731
Posted By Reflector Guy

Yes. Miles ridden on the flat = number of pushups...

Yes. Miles ridden on the flat = number of pushups divided by number of squats, multiply by the square root of your tire circumference, plus three...
08-23-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,205
Posted By Reflector Guy

You forgot to ask how fast we can run a 100-yard...

You forgot to ask how fast we can run a 100-yard dash, and how many free-throws we can shoot.
08-23-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 791
Posted By Reflector Guy

Absolutely. It pays to ask around. I think...

Absolutely. It pays to ask around. I think every shop sets its own policy and it isn't always what the manufacturer wants. As an example, my Bianchi came unassembled in its original box, despite...
08-20-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,882
Posted By Reflector Guy

That probably explains why this might be the most...

That probably explains why this might be the most lopsided poll ever!
08-17-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By Reflector Guy

There are some here on the forum who carry a...

There are some here on the forum who carry a second set of wheels and tires with them.... They strap their knobby tires onto their backpack and then once they arrive at the trail, change out the...
08-17-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 922
Posted By Reflector Guy

Is there something about the bike that makes you...

Is there something about the bike that makes you wonder about it? I suspect that if it was a perfect fit, the question wouldn't have come up.
08-16-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,090
Posted By Reflector Guy

Rock Bros pedals are a knock off of some other...

Rock Bros pedals are a knock off of some other brand; most likely Race Face Chesters. With that said however, I also have Rock Bros and they've been good for me. And they were readily available...
08-16-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,090
Posted By Reflector Guy

When I've had pedals fail in the past, it's been...

When I've had pedals fail in the past, it's been because the bearings in them seize and the pedal just won't turn any more. Never had one break off though.

It's been many years though..... ...
08-16-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 954
Posted By Reflector Guy

I wonder how far he can ride before those shoes...

I wonder how far he can ride before those shoes meet the front tire....
08-13-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,174
Posted By Reflector Guy

"C'mon, don't you want to be my friend? I won't...

"C'mon, don't you want to be my friend? I won't steal your personal data or anything, I promise..."

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,237
Posted By Reflector Guy

The big chainring is a thing of beauty!

The big chainring is a thing of beauty!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,547
Posted By Reflector Guy

Or to fund some city official's vacation plans.

Or to fund some city official's vacation plans.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,190
Posted By Reflector Guy

Did you happen to see a shirtless guy riding a...

Did you happen to see a shirtless guy riding a hybrid with gimpy brakes?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,941
Posted By Reflector Guy

That was probably a really good bike in 2010. ...

That was probably a really good bike in 2010. Here it is a decade later and I still don't have 105.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,547
Posted By Reflector Guy

Ah, yes, the guy who warned us there are muggings...

Ah, yes, the guy who warned us there are muggings on the very best bike path in the whole Chicago metropolitan area. Makes me wonder if him and Larry are the same person. Neither of whom have...
08-10-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,736
Posted By Reflector Guy

Depends on your local weather I would think. ...

Depends on your local weather I would think.

Where I live, the pavement really isn't ever wet unless it has rained. I am sure there is some unique combination of humidity + temperature where it...
08-10-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,144
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'll sometimes get a little mechanical noise if...

I'll sometimes get a little mechanical noise if I've gone too long since I last cleaned and lubed my chain and cassette. I clean them and lube them and the sound goes away. That is counter to what...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By Reflector Guy

I wound up using a product called Mother's CMX...

I wound up using a product called Mother's CMX ceramic spray on my bike (I had bought it to use on the wheels of my new car). I cleaned my chain and cassette and chainrings, and then went the extra...
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