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Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By jon c.

As someone else noted, it is unusual for a bike...

As someone else noted, it is unusual for a bike shop to tell you that the bike they don't have would be better than the bike they do have. Especially in a case where the one they do have is closer...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,065
Posted By jon c.

Nearing retirement, the thought has crossed my...

Nearing retirement, the thought has crossed my mind. There are a lot of trade offs in such a change and on cursory examination I haven't found anywhere else where the balance tips in favor of a move.
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 819
Posted By jon c.

I think in our teens into our early 20s we have...

I think in our teens into our early 20s we have a greater capacity to bond. I have a handful of friends from that time whom I rarely talk to and see even less often. But every decade or so I get...
07-26-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,236
Posted By jon c.

If I understand this, you love the frame, you...

If I understand this, you love the frame, you don't need all the gears, and you hate using anything but a short cage derailleur. So why not just get rid of the triple and use the short cage without...
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 663
Posted By jon c.

When I bought my truck 12 years ago I thought the...

When I bought my truck 12 years ago I thought the next one I bought would be electric. The offerings have not progressed as quickly as I might have expected. Ford is introducing an electric pick up...
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 819
Posted By jon c.

When you get older you no longer really have...

When you get older you no longer really have friends. Just golf partners.
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,286
Posted By jon c.

The point remains that the public at this time...

The point remains that the public at this time would be unwilling to support the tax increases required to implement those solutions.
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,286
Posted By jon c.

These are very expensive options. Raising taxes...

These are very expensive options. Raising taxes enough to pay for that would be a tough thing to sell in today's environment.
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 609
Posted By jon c.

I had to laugh when I read this because I...

I had to laugh when I read this because I completely understand it. I could do something like that.
07-19-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By jon c.

They generally don't kill them, they just move...

They generally don't kill them, they just move them to another location.
07-19-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,799
Posted By jon c.

Most of the groups in my area are 20 - 30 riders,...

Most of the groups in my area are 20 - 30 riders, but they swell to 50 on occasion. They take the entire lane and there's no reason not to. You would still be unable to pass them if they were single...
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 609
Posted By jon c.

I tried to cancel online but you have to call...

I tried to cancel online but you have to call them. I hate calling them as it can take an hour to actually get to a live person. But we've had the phone unplugged for a year. It was nothing but...
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By jon c.

Good luck. I might fear it's a 52 as well just...

Good luck. I might fear it's a 52 as well just eyeballing it.
07-13-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By jon c.

Assuming this is a fact, do you think the battery...

Assuming this is a fact, do you think the battery makers may be paying more because they're purchasing in much smaller volume? Or do the Li cell manufacturers really base the price they charge on...
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By jon c.

I'm around 5'7" or 5'8" and I wouldn't ride...

I'm around 5'7" or 5'8" and I wouldn't ride anything that small.

It is a great deal at the price though.
06-20-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,265
Posted By jon c.

One good pick six could make all the difference.

One good pick six could make all the difference.
Forum: Foo
06-17-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,444
Posted By jon c.

Colorado? Nobody goes there anymore because...

Colorado?

Nobody goes there anymore because it's too crowded.
06-17-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By jon c.

WTB: Inexpensive Mixte/Step Through in S.Chicago

My SIL wants to get a bike to ride around her Oak Lawn neighborhood and we told her we'd post here to see if any BF members in the area had something suitable for sale.

She's mid 50s, short, and...
06-17-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 941
Posted By jon c.

We had a Ford like that. Don't recall the model....

We had a Ford like that. Don't recall the model. I'm not sure that kind of set up would pass modern safety standards.
06-17-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,265
Posted By jon c.

I was somewhat kidding of course as none of us...

I was somewhat kidding of course as none of us have the answer to that vexing question. And it also depends on if one has heirs. If my wife predeceases me, I have no kids and would prefer to...
06-16-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,265
Posted By jon c.

As you'll see from the SS site, the longer you...

As you'll see from the SS site, the longer you wait the higher your monthly check.

If you know exactly how long you're going to live it's fairly easy to calculate the optimal age to start...
06-16-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,265
Posted By jon c.

I believe my employer provided Blue Cross...

I believe my employer provided Blue Cross coverage will require me to use Medicare when I hit 65 and they will then pick up the difference.

Although I really hope to cease my employment when I hit...
06-16-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,123
Posted By jon c.

It can be a problem to go without socks for the...

It can be a problem to go without socks for the first time. I wear the same low cut socks biking and golfing. But forgot to bring a pair to the course the other day. The shoes were fine without...
06-15-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By jon c.

Never had a problem with them. I would...

Never had a problem with them. I would recommend them without hesitation.
06-14-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By jon c.

I had completely forgotten about those. We had...

I had completely forgotten about those. We had kits with them, but I don't recall that we bothered to use them.
06-07-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,870
Posted By jon c.

Does that really ever happen? I've never...

Does that really ever happen?

I've never been in a bike shop where anyone suggested the purchase of bike clothing. Over the years I've heard various versions of the concern that average people...
06-07-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By jon c.

not a problem here. no one ever uses turn...

not a problem here. no one ever uses turn signals.
Forum: Foo
06-07-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,422
Posted By jon c.

There is a lot to be said for a good urban...

There is a lot to be said for a good urban neighborhood. But I've been living in a rural area for 25 years now and at this point I don't think I could ever go back to city life. And it's great for...
Forum: Foo
06-07-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 902
Posted By jon c.

sounds consistent

sounds consistent
Forum: Framebuilders
06-02-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By jon c.

I just learned the other day that the head...

I just learned the other day that the head machinist in the shop at the college where I work builds frames on the side.
Forum: Foo
06-01-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 817
Posted By jon c.

I have ticket stubs from the early 70s that only...

I have ticket stubs from the early 70s that only cost $3.50. But the money back then was in record sales and the record companies subsidized the tours so they could sell more records. Time and...
05-31-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,042
Posted By jon c.

I ride on many 60 mph roads. Very common here...

I ride on many 60 mph roads. Very common here for a lot of thoroughfares once you get outside the city. And with the exception of the interstate highway,they all allow bicycles.

I ride them...
05-29-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,059
Posted By jon c.

I'm not sure. I've only used them on regular...

I'm not sure. I've only used them on regular drop bars.

You adjust these to the position you want when you install them and I don't know if you could get enough angle for swept bars. I suspect...
05-28-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,059
Posted By jon c.

The Italian Road Bike Mirror. Far superior to...

The Italian Road Bike Mirror. Far superior to others I've tried. Clear image and great field of view.
Forum: Foo
05-25-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By jon c.

Glad you could reset it. I had to call a few...

Glad you could reset it. I had to call a few weeks ago and ended up needing to replace the pump. On the upside, it's been near 20 years since the last one. At that rate I'll only need to do...
05-24-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 7,714
Posted By jon c.

Turmeric. It's the worst. We're thinking...

Turmeric. It's the worst.

We're thinking about new countertops but we want something that resists turmeric stains.
Forum: Foo
05-19-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,422
Posted By jon c.

I absolutely love working from home. I have to go...

I absolutely love working from home. I have to go back to the office in August and am dreading the idea. It's not the work I dislike, it's going to work. Email and zoom are all the human connection I...
Forum: Foo
05-18-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,493
Posted By jon c.

I was too young to go, but old enough to wish I...

I was too young to go, but old enough to wish I could. I was only beginning the process of actually becoming familiar with the music of most of the artists, but had enough knowledge of the societal...
05-18-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By jon c.

I have one of those and it is possible. You just...

I have one of those and it is possible. You just need to find a wrench with a very small L end. It was a struggle, but it did finally get the thing off.

Replaced the ancient unicantor with a...
05-18-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By jon c.

There are serial number databases that can help...

There are serial number databases that can help determine the year. The Super Course was a low to mid level bike in the boom era and some years are better than others. But generally speaking it's...
05-12-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,297
Posted By jon c.

I live in a rural area and saw only a few cars at...

I live in a rural area and saw only a few cars at the gas station on the main highway when I was driving into town. But in the city all the stations were out of gas. By the time I returned home,...
05-11-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,778
Posted By jon c.

When I returned to riding as an older adult, I...

When I returned to riding as an older adult, I started off in regular shorts and tee shirts. Then I tried bike shorts and found them to be much more comfortable. Now I never wear anything else. It...
05-09-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,988
Posted By jon c.

Drafting an e-bike? I don't see many around...

Drafting an e-bike? I don't see many around here and the last two e-bike riders I've seen were salmoning on busy roads.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-21, 05:51 AM
05-03-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,221
Posted By jon c.

I ride strictly for fun so I don't intentionally...

I ride strictly for fun so I don't intentionally ride in the rain. But in the heat of summer on the gulf coast you can never predict the pop up thunderstorms so I inevitably get caught in some very...
04-29-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,522
Posted By jon c.

Never heard of using it on cramps, but lavender...

Never heard of using it on cramps, but lavender oil is great for burns. I was skeptical but it totally kills the pain. So I'll give it a shot.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By jon c.

The Italian Road Bike Mirror attaches to the...

The Italian Road Bike Mirror attaches to the outside of the bar under the tape, so that might work.
...
04-28-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,160
Posted By jon c.

Down here you change lanes if you see Canadian...

Down here you change lanes if you see Canadian plates.

Snowbirds are notorious.

(Which is not to say they're representative of Canadian drivers in general. On the NY Thruway when I was young,...
04-28-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,229
Posted By jon c.

Sweet. Weird, but sweet.

Sweet.

Weird, but sweet.
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