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12-03-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 708
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have owned several and have set up several BD...

I have owned several and have set up several BD bikes. Never the Cafe specifically. In all cases the bikes were money well spent. The less expensive models are more prone to wheels being out of...
Forum: Introductions
11-30-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By Paul Barnard

Welcome. My bicycle still transports me back to...

Welcome. My bicycle still transports me back to my youth. I hope yours does the same for you.
11-29-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By Paul Barnard

A lawyer can cost you a goodly amount of what you...

A lawyer can cost you a goodly amount of what you might be awarded in a settlement. I'd be inclined to see what they offer before I involved a lawyer. Their offer may be reasonable. If they...
11-27-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By Paul Barnard

I got the crank out today and reinstalled the BB...

I got the crank out today and reinstalled the BB sans any spacers at all. Everything looks well aligned. All that remains is running the shift and brake cables, wrapping the bars and putting the...
11-27-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By Paul Barnard

Yeppers!

Yeppers!
11-27-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By Paul Barnard

Did you go with no spacers at all. Also, what...

Did you go with no spacers at all. Also, what bottom bracket did you use?
11-22-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By Paul Barnard

Well, I have screwed this up royally. I finally...

Well, I have screwed this up royally. I finally got the crank in a few minutes ago. It didn't slide into the bottom bracket easily. I had to tap it in. I had installed the spacers in the bottom...
11-22-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,675
Posted By Paul Barnard

No doubt. Different means to the same end, which...

No doubt. Different means to the same end, which is a safe, courteous interaction. I mention my method in most of these discussions so folks can consider it, and maybe try it to see how it works...
11-22-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,437
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have gone to flats on my MTB, Touring Bike and...

I have gone to flats on my MTB, Touring Bike and Gravel Bike. I'd never consider clipless for those applications. I have had no choppy cadence issues or issues with my feet slipping off the pedals.
11-22-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,675
Posted By Paul Barnard

I do get an occasional startled response, but...

I do get an occasional startled response, but never an unpredictable response. I have never had anyone move left.
11-22-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,675
Posted By Paul Barnard

The secret to a safe and courteous interaction is...

The secret to a safe and courteous interaction is to slow to a minimal speed disparity as you approach. That's what I do. If I see ear buds, I very slowly ease around them. If I don't see buds, I...
11-19-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By Paul Barnard

This is disturbing for so many reasons.

This is disturbing for so many reasons.
11-18-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By Paul Barnard

Just wanted to come back and say thanks again. ...

Just wanted to come back and say thanks again. The parts arrived today and bolted up perfectly.
11-18-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By Paul Barnard

That's my kind of riding. I lose interest when...

That's my kind of riding. I lose interest when cycling becomes work. Fun is my priority. Thankfully cycling is a beautiful blend of fun and fitness.
11-17-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By Paul Barnard

I ordered from them recently and had a good...

I ordered from them recently and had a good experience.
11-17-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 3,578
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am not buying another new bike until they...

I am not buying another new bike until they deliver the CVT we have all been demanding.
11-15-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By Paul Barnard

Thank you. I really appreciate you helping me...

Thank you. I really appreciate you helping me figure this out.
11-14-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By Paul Barnard

The back and front brakes run the same TRP...

The back and front brakes run the same TRP caliper. The rear rotor is 160. Could I order a 160 rotor and run it with that 160 flat to post adapter?
11-13-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,047
Posted By Paul Barnard

Where sight lines permit, I am out in the lane as...

Where sight lines permit, I am out in the lane as traffic approaches from behind. I always give multiple quick looks over my shoulder to let the driver know that I know they are there. I even do a...
11-13-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By Paul Barnard

Which Disc Brake Adapter

Pictured is my front fork. I ordered a TRP Spyke long pull brake 180mm rotor combo. Which adapter will I need for the pictured fork? Since I am kinda dense, a link to what I need rather than a...
11-12-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,448
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am with ILTB on this one. We should never...

I am with ILTB on this one. We should never concern ourselves with the possibility that small town good-ole-boy networks, money or nepotism could unduly influence an investigation.
11-11-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,047
Posted By Paul Barnard

You don't control the lane. You assume lane...

You don't control the lane. You assume lane position in hopes of influencing driver behavior.

Sidewalks can be very useful in some cases for avoiding dangerous areas or conditions.

Not all...
11-08-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 683
Posted By Paul Barnard

For some of these Cajuns down here, it hardly...

For some of these Cajuns down here, it hardly qualifies as an in between bites snack.
11-08-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 683
Posted By Paul Barnard

Smoked Gouda cheese toast and leftover gumbo. ...

Smoked Gouda cheese toast and leftover gumbo. Gumbo, as is often the case with things that have a lot of different ingredients, is better leftover.
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11-08-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,095
Posted By Paul Barnard

Bravo!!!!!!!!!!

Bravo!!!!!!!!!!
11-07-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 683
Posted By Paul Barnard

Nope. My knees are too shot to run!

Nope. My knees are too shot to run!
11-07-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 683
Posted By Paul Barnard

My number was 386. I did day of event...

My number was 386. I did day of event registration. I am guessing it was close to 400.
11-07-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 683
Posted By Paul Barnard

The first 20 miles was pretty well hammer down. ...

The first 20 miles was pretty well hammer down. The rest of it, up until the 45 mile mark, was spirited. My legs got HEAVY for the last 5 miles. The jambalaya and cheetos were delicious.
11-07-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 683
Posted By Paul Barnard

Down all three of those roads! From St Bernard to...

Down all three of those roads! From St Bernard to DelaCroix, back up to the 4 way, then to Hopedale, back to Shell Beach, then back to St Bernard. Great roads for riding during an event, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,377
Posted By Paul Barnard

Competitive and Back Country are fantastic online...

Competitive and Back Country are fantastic online shops. I have about a half dozen orders between them and have had great experiences each time.

Now, $95 for a bike tire is something to...
11-07-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,497
Posted By Paul Barnard

Surely, you know what's coming from ILTB next.

Surely, you know what's coming from ILTB next.
11-07-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 683
Posted By Paul Barnard

The Product Of A Charity Ride

I rode the 51 mile route on the Tour Da Parish yesterday. I spent the first 20 miles with a group. They pulled off at one of the food and water stations set up on the route, and I kept rolling. As is...
11-07-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,497
Posted By Paul Barnard

I read his book when I first began to ride more...

I read his book when I first began to ride more regularly in urban traffic, so I read it with an open mind. I have always found value in measuring my thoughts against those of other reasonable...
11-07-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,497
Posted By Paul Barnard

Two examples here. If Hurst cautioned riders to...

Two examples here. If Hurst cautioned riders to avoid door zones and a cyclist was doored into traffic and killed, wouldn't that be a reasonable test. If Hurst advised riders not to ride into the...
11-07-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,497
Posted By Paul Barnard

I wouldn't say it's mostly irrelevant. NYC had a...

I wouldn't say it's mostly irrelevant. NYC had a massive spike in cycling deaths last year. I suspect if you drilled down into those deaths you's see that application of Hurst's style would have...
11-07-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,497
Posted By Paul Barnard

I read this book. I had been riding a long time...

I read this book. I had been riding a long time before I read it. My intuition and experience led me to a style and thought process that is very similar to the authors. He's more of a stickler for...
11-04-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By Paul Barnard

I saw those when I was chain shopping. I am...

I saw those when I was chain shopping. I am confident they are fake. The sellers don't have much history. It's an easy pass.
11-04-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,509
Posted By Paul Barnard

Four over the past 3 1/2 years. 3 of which are...

Four over the past 3 1/2 years. 3 of which are Lynskey's. I have a hunch they'd take care of me if something went wrong.
11-03-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 844
Posted By Paul Barnard

I recommend building titanium bikes. Got what...

I recommend building titanium bikes. Got what will be my third one in the mail today.

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11-03-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By Paul Barnard

The frame arrived today. More parts will trickle...

The frame arrived today. More parts will trickle in through the week. I should have everything but the crank by week's end.

https://i.postimg.cc/52VC2gqS/PXL-20211103-185707235.jpg...
11-03-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,095
Posted By Paul Barnard

Will you copy and paste the part you thought was...

Will you copy and paste the part you thought was most inflammatory?
11-01-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,095
Posted By Paul Barnard

Data is fairly shallow too. For example, I'd be...

Data is fairly shallow too. For example, I'd be interested in knowing how much Florida's snowbird population has to do with their accident rate. Specifically age of the drivers. There are just far...
11-01-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,095
Posted By Paul Barnard

It looks like they were hit at the exit of a...

It looks like they were hit at the exit of a blind bend. Most motorists don't understand that they have a duty to travel at a rate of speed that allows them to react to things in the road around...
11-01-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,095
Posted By Paul Barnard

Almost without fail, I am stunned by how poorly...

Almost without fail, I am stunned by how poorly written these reports are.

"...when what authorities believe to be a Ford Focus struck the line of cyclists"

How damn hard is it to determine...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,223
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have yet to find a bell that is audible over...

I have yet to find a bell that is audible over the sound of "Gangster Paradise" blaring over my bluetooth speaker. My music is my bell.
10-29-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,861
Posted By Paul Barnard

I like to do purposeful malapropisms (did you...

I like to do purposeful malapropisms (did you know there's not a word for that) for effect. Law school prof?
10-29-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,861
Posted By Paul Barnard

No, I mean self-defecating. I make myself laugh...

No, I mean self-defecating. I make myself laugh so hard I soil myself.
10-29-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,861
Posted By Paul Barnard

I can easily take a joke about myself and often...

I can easily take a joke about myself and often employ self-defecating humor. This one troubles me because there is a culture, among motorists, of unhealthy attitudes toward bicyclists. We see it...
10-28-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By Paul Barnard

Sourcing parts for this build has been...

Sourcing parts for this build has been interesting. I have always been able to score killer deals from various merchant's clearance bins. No such joy anymore! TRP Spyke brakes are hard to find. I...
10-27-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,861
Posted By Paul Barnard

That's pretty much where i am with this. ...

That's pretty much where i am with this.

At the same time it's disheartening to see such widely negative views of cyclists reinforced. Bring up cycling on a boat forum, hunting forum or...
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