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Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-24, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 56,108
Posted By Lombard

I'll believe this when I see it.

I'll believe this when I see it.
11-16-23, 03:40 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 16,069
Posted By Lombard

It's placebo. I always feel faster when I change...

It's placebo. I always feel faster when I change something on my bike.
11-13-23, 06:32 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 16,069
Posted By Lombard

That makes scents, nyuck, nyuck, nyuck!

That makes scents, nyuck, nyuck, nyuck!
09-28-23, 11:43 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 16,069
Posted By Lombard

That is still way too high a pressure for someone...

That is still way too high a pressure for someone your weight.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-23, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 56,108
Posted By Lombard

I can touch my knees without bending my toes.

I can touch my knees without bending my toes.
09-25-23, 11:21 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,959
Posted By Lombard

Exactly this.

Exactly this.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-23, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 56,108
Posted By Lombard

I'll have to admit it was funny. A warped...

I'll have to admit it was funny. A warped analogy, but funny.
09-10-23, 07:27 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 16,069
Posted By Lombard

Another chain waxing thread. How adorable. ...

Another chain waxing thread. How adorable.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/220x177/popcorn1_733a9124658f6bb74eb8e8650540a53f050aa0bd.gif
09-10-23, 07:23 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,980
Posted By Lombard

If it's on the internet, it must be true....

If it's on the internet, it must be true. :rolleyes:
09-10-23, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,333
Posted By Lombard

Brutally honest. As the saying goes, buy...

Brutally honest.

As the saying goes, buy cheap, buy twice.
09-08-23, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 963
Posted By Lombard

Important note. Take your own measurements for...

Important note. Take your own measurements for ERD. DO NOT trust the ERD published by the rim manufacturer. I have found more than one instance where the published ERD was wrong.
09-05-23, 01:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,101
Posted By Lombard

Learning is always good. At the end of the...

Learning is always good.

At the end of the day, it's not whether the odds are in your favor. It's what are the consequences of being wrong?
09-05-23, 01:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 901
Posted By Lombard

Lick your wounds and just be grateful that the...

Lick your wounds and just be grateful that the sealant didn't melt off your gloves and onto your other clothes.
09-03-23, 06:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,101
Posted By Lombard

And you can always get a more upright stem like...

And you can always get a more upright stem like this one:

https://ritcheylogic.com/bike/stems/comp-4-axis-30d-stem
09-02-23, 06:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,101
Posted By Lombard

Now you're just being silly and arguing for the...

Now you're just being silly and arguing for the sake of arguing.
09-02-23, 03:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,101
Posted By Lombard

Speak for yourself. urbanknight explained it well...

Speak for yourself. urbanknight explained it well enough.

The question is do you feel lucky? Are you going for a Darwin Award? If not, lose weight or get a heavier duty ladder.
09-02-23, 03:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,101
Posted By Lombard

Russian roulette is such a fun game, isn't it? ...

Russian roulette is such a fun game, isn't it?



Pretty much almost every road bike now has a carbon steerer. Most aluminum road bikes now have a carbon fork.



Nope, not the same.
09-02-23, 06:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,101
Posted By Lombard

The answer is "It depends". If it is a recent...

The answer is "It depends". If it is a recent road bike, it probably has a carbon steerer. A stem extender should not be used on a carbon steerer.

But.......you can still get a more upright stem...
08-19-23, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By Lombard

I remember the old joke about the Yugo. The one...

I remember the old joke about the Yugo. The one part that always worked was the rear defroster. It came in handy to keep your hands warm when you pushed it.
08-15-23, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By Lombard

Unless you constantly ride in dirt and mud, 1500...

Unless you constantly ride in dirt and mud, 1500 miles is nothing.

I don't trust chain checkers. I use a ruler which never lies:

Bicycle: Measuring Chain Wear using a 12-Inch Ruler...
08-15-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Lombard

This is the way I feel too. Unfortunately, in the...

This is the way I feel too. Unfortunately, in the last 15 years, we have trended from rims that were ridiculously narrow to rims that are ridiculously wide. Because here in America, if a little is...
08-06-23, 05:16 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,303
Posted By Lombard

I can't say I have ever been able to make a bike...

I can't say I have ever been able to make a bike tube give by squeezing it. Total BS.



It is a good idea to use the seatpost to clamp ANY bike in a stand. Tubing, regardless of material can...
08-05-23, 12:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,163
Posted By Lombard

Ummm, someone who has to because it's their only...

Ummm, someone who has to because it's their only form of transportation and they work the night shift?

Clearly I wouldn't because I have that choice. Some don't have that choice.
08-01-23, 07:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,004
Posted By Lombard

This makes sense since alcohol is a diurretic....

This makes sense since alcohol is a diurretic. Caffeine has the same effect. Experiment not necessary.
07-31-23, 09:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,163
Posted By Lombard

Ah yes, the dung flinging. They do this to each...

Ah yes, the dung flinging. They do this to each other. It has been described as the hippo equivalent if enchanging your business card.
07-31-23, 06:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,163
Posted By Lombard

Or hippo crits: ...

Or hippo crits:
https://thedingusegg.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/hippocyclist.jpg
07-30-23, 06:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,893
Posted By Lombard

That rim is toast.

That rim is toast.
07-30-23, 06:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,004
Posted By Lombard

48 ounces of liquid in the evening is a lot. And...

48 ounces of liquid in the evening is a lot. And especially if your time spent on the bike and then in the evening is in warm conditions, then you go sleep in a nice cool air conditioned room. The...
07-18-23, 05:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,128
Posted By Lombard

Well there is this perception that lower spoke...

Well there is this perception that lower spoke wheels look sexier. And as well all know, sex sells.

This is worth a read:

https://www.slowtwitch.com/Tech/Debunking_Wheel_Stiffness_3449.html
07-09-23, 06:23 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,047
Posted By Lombard

Or maybe they have just grown tired of...

Or maybe they have just grown tired of LarrySellerz troll threads.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-23, 06:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,498
Posted By Lombard

This is a common myth. Frame material does not...

This is a common myth. Frame material does not make your ride smoother. Frame geometry does to a small degree, but TIRES have the greatest impact (pun intended) on ride quality. If you are looking...
07-06-23, 06:35 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,047
Posted By Lombard

Isn't this the answer to life, the universe and...

Isn't this the answer to life, the universe and everything?
07-06-23, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 870
Posted By Lombard

Yikes! Glad that didn't fail catastrophically.

Yikes! Glad that didn't fail catastrophically.
07-06-23, 10:28 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,047
Posted By Lombard

The pump will work better if you put it in a...

The pump will work better if you put it in a crockpot of hot wax every 200 miles. :lol:
07-03-23, 04:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,831
Posted By Lombard

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/617x435/adversitydemotivator_d1ae294adceb9b262e5447ff7bafbc9d8b82aec8.jpeg
07-02-23, 08:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 892
Posted By Lombard

Oh my. Those look like the infamous Bontrager...

Oh my. Those look like the infamous Bontrager paired spoke wheels of the 2000-aughts. Those rims were notorious for spoke hole cracks. If there are cracks, the wheel will have to be replaced. I...
07-02-23, 08:48 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,303
Posted By Lombard

In your case, 6lbs won't make much difference. ...

In your case, 6lbs won't make much difference.

I would find a reputable bike shop and work with them.
06-20-23, 06:08 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,917
Posted By Lombard

^^^This. 10% chance of rain usually turns out to...

^^^This. 10% chance of rain usually turns out to be a beautiful day, but there is still that 10% chance. The other thing I have found is that radar does not pick up mist and drizzle. I once ended up...
06-19-23, 04:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,443
Posted By Lombard

Different strokes. I find indoor exercise...

Different strokes.

I find indoor exercise painfully boring, but love biking outdoors.
05-28-23, 04:46 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,942
Posted By Lombard

And YOU are responsible for any damages incurred...

And YOU are responsible for any damages incurred to anybody behind you.



I'm pretty sure veganbikes was joking.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-23, 04:40 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 56,108
Posted By Lombard

So what state or province is Wax Town in? Do...

So what state or province is Wax Town in? Do they have a wax museum?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-23, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 56,108
Posted By Lombard

....by a poster who created an account simply to...

....by a poster who created an account simply to "spread the gospel of hot wax". Note his location is "Wax Town".
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-23, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 56,108
Posted By Lombard

Amazing that there is so much depth to the Cult...

Amazing that there is so much depth to the Cult of Hot Waxing.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-23, 05:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,438
Posted By Lombard

I wear clothes so I don't get arrested. I...

I wear clothes so I don't get arrested. I consider that a practical reason.
05-10-23, 02:46 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,109
Posted By Lombard

This sounds like a personal issue. Why would you...

This sounds like a personal issue. Why would you care if someone passes you? Is your ego really that fragile?
05-08-23, 10:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,226
Posted By Lombard

If this is your attempt at poetry, don't give up...

If this is your attempt at poetry, don't give up your day job.
05-08-23, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,685
Posted By Lombard

Exactly. Like I said.......it depends.

Exactly. Like I said.......it depends.
05-08-23, 05:30 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,343
Posted By Lombard

I wave at all 2-wheelers including motorcycle and...

I wave at all 2-wheelers including motorcycle and moped riders. Solidarity my friend! :thumb:
05-07-23, 05:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,226
Posted By Lombard

Precisely my point in my correction in post #5. ...

Precisely my point in my correction in post #5.



What is this about? :rolleyes:
05-07-23, 05:32 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,109
Posted By Lombard

My headlight is rated at 800 lumens, but unless I...

My headlight is rated at 800 lumens, but unless I am caught out at night, I never use it at full power. In the daytime, I use it in flash mode and pointed slightly down. And yes, I turn it off when...
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