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09-21-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 811
Posted By Bald Paul

This is the zippered pocket on my Owayo jersey....

This is the zippered pocket on my Owayo jersey. It fits my wallet nicely. I would love to have a second, larger one on the left side for the phone. Maybe I'll contact them and make a suggestion. ...
09-21-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By Bald Paul

You are fortunate to be physically okay, and to...

You are fortunate to be physically okay, and to have the evidence needed to catch the offending driver.
I had a similar experience where a driver hit me as he was passing and kept on driving....
09-21-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 517
Posted By Bald Paul

Yes, that can happen, but in such a situation, it...

Yes, that can happen, but in such a situation, it would be due to one's own forgetfulness. I have a small tag that I clip to my visor that says simply, "Bikes on Roof". If you're stopped at a light,...
09-21-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 517
Posted By Bald Paul

Just trying to point out a pitfall about rear...

Just trying to point out a pitfall about rear racks. No need to get grouchy.
09-21-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 517
Posted By Bald Paul

Personally, I don't like rear hitch or truck...

Personally, I don't like rear hitch or truck mount racks for one reason:

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09-21-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By Bald Paul

If you ever want custom decals, you could try...

If you ever want custom decals, you could try this:

Custom Work – Callie Graphics (callie-graphics.com) (https://callie-graphics.com/pages/custom-work)

They primarily make decals for radio...
09-21-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 811
Posted By Bald Paul

I'm surprised more jersey makers aren't designing...

I'm surprised more jersey makers aren't designing in larger, zippered pockets to hold cell phones.

I have a couple of jerseys that came with an optional, side zippered pocket that is sort of on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 4,926
Posted By Bald Paul

If you want to draft me, fine. Just don't half...

If you want to draft me, fine. Just don't half wheel, please pay attention, and listen closely as I cough, sneeze, clear my nose, and then loudly announce "Sorry, still waiting for the results of my...
Forum: Touring
09-19-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Bald Paul

It's simple, really. Massachusetts doesn't want...

It's simple, really.
Massachusetts doesn't want it's residents to go out of state. They can't tax them if they do, so they try to make it look like they are getting some kind of break by staying in...
09-18-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By Bald Paul

It's so reassuring to know that, according to the...

It's so reassuring to know that, according to the news report, the driver was not hurt. :mad:
09-16-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,906
Posted By Bald Paul

Just think, in 20 years this thread will be...

Just think, in 20 years this thread will be relevant here.
09-15-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 697
Posted By Bald Paul

When I was a kid, bike geometry included a lot...

When I was a kid, bike geometry included a lot more rake and trail in the forks. Riding no hands was a lot easier because of it. Newer bike geometry is a bit more "twitchy" because everyone thinks...
09-14-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Bald Paul

Wow, those are great, especially the first one!...

Wow, those are great, especially the first one! Not cheap, but they are just what I've been looking for. I can't for the life of me figure out why Garmin doesn't offer something like that, unless...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 989
Posted By Bald Paul

HALT spray, if it's legal in your area.

HALT spray, if it's legal in your area.
09-13-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,702
Posted By Bald Paul

If you see a Trek on FB Marketplace or CL in the...

If you see a Trek on FB Marketplace or CL in the $75-$200 range......


it's probably stolen.
09-13-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Bald Paul

Not ideal, but hey, it works! I used a standard...

Not ideal, but hey, it works! I used a standard female banded mount and a stick-on male phone case adapter. Some careful trimming with a scroll saw on the male mount, and it sticks very securely...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By Bald Paul

You could interpret it that way, I guess....

You could interpret it that way, I guess. Personally, I usually read all the 1 and 2 star reviews, where some purchasers found carbon layup so poor it was impossible to insert the seat post,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By Bald Paul

Amazon.com: Customer reviews: SAVADECK Phantom...

Amazon.com: Customer reviews: SAVADECK Phantom 2.0 Carbon Fiber Road Bike 700C Racing Bicycle with Ultegra 8000 22 Speed Group Set, 25C Tire and Fizik Saddle...
09-12-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By Bald Paul

Be aware that the Virb has been discontinued by...

Be aware that the Virb has been discontinued by Garmin, and has been for some time, so you won't get much support should something go wrong.
Originally I had a Rylo 360 degree cam (similar to the...
09-11-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Bald Paul

Yes, that is what I am running into.

Yes, that is what I am running into.
09-11-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Bald Paul

Garmin 1/4 turn male banded mount?

All of the curved base mounts with the silicone bands for Garmins I've seen are female type. I'm looking for a banded, or stick on, curved base male mount.
I have an external power supply that fits...
09-03-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 675
Posted By Bald Paul

"Passport, por favor." ...

"Passport, por favor."
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09-03-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 667
Posted By Bald Paul

Supposedly, the wired connection between the...

Supposedly, the wired connection between the battery, front derailleur, and rear derailleur make the shifts faster. Now, a few hundredths of a second may not make much difference to most of us, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,667
Posted By Bald Paul

Once, on my motorcycle, in a state where helmet...

Once, on my motorcycle, in a state where helmet use was mandatory. I must have driven past half a dozen police officers, and not a single one noticed. It was weird.

I have shown up for a large...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 811
Posted By Bald Paul

Pursuit Cycles, made in Bozeman, MT uses titanium...

Pursuit Cycles, made in Bozeman, MT uses titanium threaded inserts in their BB shells:

Pursuit Cycles ≫ Details and Geometry - Pure Road - Pursuit Cycles...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,198
Posted By Bald Paul

Box! Box! Box! :)

Box! Box! Box!

:)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By Bald Paul

Where do I start? A more upright bike may be...

Where do I start?
A more upright bike may be just a matter of steering tube length and stem angle/reach. Even an "aggressive" bike can be comfortable if fit properly. And, the "slower" bike may be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,572
Posted By Bald Paul

It is.

It is.
08-31-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,916
Posted By Bald Paul

I used to ride solo, but then I was struck by a...

I used to ride solo, but then I was struck by a car and found myself laying in the middle of the road, bleeding. Luckily, the one other vehicle on that road that morning stopped to check on me and...
08-31-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By Bald Paul

My Garmin HR strap/monitor would do that from day...

My Garmin HR strap/monitor would do that from day one. It finally quit completely on me after about six months of use. I bought a Wahoo HRM and strap and haven't had any issues since.
08-30-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,267
Posted By Bald Paul

Geico Squirrel - YouTube

Geico Squirrel - YouTube
08-29-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 796
Posted By Bald Paul

Is there a local bike shop (one that actually has...

Is there a local bike shop (one that actually has some bikes in stock) you can go to? Tell them you're looking for a bike, ask them to recommend what size, and then swing a leg over one or two. If...
08-29-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26,033
Views: 2,707,235
Posted By Bald Paul

I used to ride from Quincy to Falmouth just about...

I used to ride from Quincy to Falmouth just about every weekend in the summer. Friend's family had a house on Race Point there, so I would crash for the night and ride home the next day. Rte 28...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 755
Posted By Bald Paul

That's a pretty large phone. I had a phone 6" X...

That's a pretty large phone. I had a phone 6" X 3", and the only jersey with a zippered pocket that it would fit in was a custom one from Jackroo.com. Even with it's large zippered pocket, I can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By Bald Paul

Permatex makes a product called "Disc Brake...

Permatex makes a product called "Disc Brake Quiet" that is applied to the back (piston) side of the brake pad. It may help. Just follow instructions.
08-26-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,268
Posted By Bald Paul

I was struck from behind by an inattentive...

I was struck from behind by an inattentive driver. He hit my hip as he was passing, causing me to somersault over my handlebars. The bike pretty much came with me, as I was clipped in (at least for...
08-26-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By Bald Paul

I tossed two water bottles with nozzles like that...

I tossed two water bottles with nozzles like that after one of them decided it would barely squirt when trying to get a drink from it. I looked closely at the insides and almost puked. Kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By Bald Paul

Personally, I would be using a much finer grit...

Personally, I would be using a much finer grit (minimum 1000.) Auto parts stores have a product called Brake-Kleen designed specifically for cleaning brake pads and rotors. It leaves zero residue....
Forum: Foo
08-24-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By Bald Paul

You absolutely cannot say how many miles one can...

You absolutely cannot say how many miles one can get, or if there is a 'serious issue' with a vehicle if pad replacements are required in less than 20K miles. There are so many variables. Ever get...
Forum: Foo
08-23-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By Bald Paul

Not on a Forester. Subaru uses internal shoes on...

Not on a Forester. Subaru uses internal shoes on the rear drum/rotor that are independent of the brake pads.
08-22-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,238
Posted By Bald Paul

Oh my, he's SERIOUS! :roflmao: Just shake...

Oh my, he's SERIOUS! :roflmao:

Just shake your head vigorously to get that drop of sweat off your nose.
Unless you're Pinocchio. Then, don't lie about your child support payments or you'll end...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By Bald Paul

If most of your riding is on Zwift, there is...

If most of your riding is on Zwift, there is little reason to upgrade too much on your current bike. New wheels won't really help, and you don't have to worry about worn braking surfaces on your...
08-19-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,213
Posted By Bald Paul

I guess you and I have different interpretations...

I guess you and I have different interpretations of the OPs first post. His replacement fork issue is (my opinion) not a matter of Canyon deciding to stop making forks, but more that they don't have...
08-18-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,213
Posted By Bald Paul

If it's a matter of SRAM discontinuing the...

If it's a matter of SRAM discontinuing the part(s) you need, well, yeah, but really, that's different from the supply issues many of us are experiencing. I couldn't find a Shimano Ultegra front...
08-18-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,213
Posted By Bald Paul

I have some bad news for you......

I have some bad news for you......
08-18-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,977
Posted By Bald Paul

I answered I don't have one, and have no plans...

I answered I don't have one, and have no plans to, but must clarify. I don't have any cycling specific tattoo. I have no plans to get one, because I'm pretty much out of space.
Forum: Foo
08-17-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,015
Posted By Bald Paul

As far as I'm concerned, "Bro" is only acceptable...

As far as I'm concerned, "Bro" is only acceptable when used towards me by my brother.
08-14-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By Bald Paul

Ewwwwwww. I got queasy when I heard sticky...

Ewwwwwww.
I got queasy when I heard sticky used saddle from eBay.
08-14-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,184
Posted By Bald Paul

I think there's an app that automatically detects...

I think there's an app that automatically detects sarcasm.
08-14-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By Bald Paul

Make certain the light is in the solid bright...

Make certain the light is in the solid bright mode. That seems to help with mine.
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