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Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By Bald Paul

Let's see some pictures! When I was building...

Let's see some pictures!
When I was building my bike, I wanted a Winspace frame, but they didn't have it in my size at the time. I went with another Chinese frameset from ICAN, with Ultegra Di2...
08-13-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By Bald Paul

Maybe something like this? HOBO Water...

Maybe something like this?
HOBO Water Temperature Pro v2 Data Logger U22-001 | Onset Data Loggers (onsetcomp.com) (https://www.onsetcomp.com/products/data-loggers/u22-001/)
08-11-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By Bald Paul

This is terrible, especially when I read that it...

This is terrible, especially when I read that it was the drivers second arrest for DUI. IMHO, she never should have been on the road.
08-11-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,009
Posted By Bald Paul

My wife is currently in home hospice care, so I...

My wife is currently in home hospice care, so I appreciate all the help the nurses provide. Just thought I'd pay back a bit.
08-11-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,009
Posted By Bald Paul

Well, maybe not. :) I have a Mavic rear wheel...

Well, maybe not. :)
I have a Mavic rear wheel for Shimano 11 speed cassette (you would need a spacer for your 8 speed) that was only used indoors on a trainer. 20 spoke count with flat bladed...
08-11-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,899
Posted By Bald Paul

So, if you don't bother to check your mirror when...

So, if you don't bother to check your mirror when you hear an approaching vehicle, at least it will make a great YouTube video if you get clobbered. Got it.
08-11-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,899
Posted By Bald Paul

I think your perception of how the Varia assists...

I think your perception of how the Varia assists a rider in being safer on the road is somewhat off.
I'm going to assume you don't use one. If you feel it's just something to 'bully' you out of the...
08-10-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,899
Posted By Bald Paul

I ride with both a Varia radar unit and a helmet...

I ride with both a Varia radar unit and a helmet mounted mirror. I prefer the helmet mount because I can just move my head a bit to see what is behind in various riding positions (hoods, drops.)...
08-06-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,402
Posted By Bald Paul

Where I live in SC, the county has ordinances in...

Where I live in SC, the county has ordinances in place to keep dogs restrained. This can be a leash, fence, or electric fence. Owners are responsible for the actions of their dogs.
We used to have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,096
Posted By Bald Paul

The fast group always leaves me behind when I...

The fast group always leaves me behind when I stop to check dumpsters for booze.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By Bald Paul

None. Then again, I didn't have any on my Di2...

None. Then again, I didn't have any on my Di2 bike, either. Anything not properly adjusted will give you issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 448
Posted By Bald Paul

How old is it? Mine quit after 3 years, I think....

How old is it? Mine quit after 3 years, I think. I just bought a new one.
08-02-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By Bald Paul

“inappropriate marketing of e-bikes to children,”...

“inappropriate marketing of e-bikes to children,”
I just checked their website. Nowhere do I see anything that even suggests they are marketing to children.
This just seems like another case of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By Bald Paul

It looks like you've got just about everything...

It looks like you've got just about everything covered. If you don't, the shop will let you know.
Not sure about the chain catcher. I'm running a Rival 12 speed. Properly adjusted, you shouldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By Bald Paul

I think a better question would be "Does a...

I think a better question would be "Does a waterproof shoe cover exist?"
I've tried several over the years. None of them are totally waterproof.
08-01-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By Bald Paul

Good grief, what size is that frame? :eek: ...

Good grief, what size is that frame? :eek:

p.s.: some would consider a Mustang and Camaro sharing the same garage as criminal. :D
07-31-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By Bald Paul

Evidently, I was too specific in my search,...

Evidently, I was too specific in my search, looking for a manual for the particular model I was using.
Being a Shimano guy since the 70s, I guess I got used to having a printed instruction sheet...
07-30-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 559
Posted By Bald Paul

No, really?

No, really?
07-30-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By Bald Paul

Would you mind telling me how you found that? I...

Would you mind telling me how you found that? I searched for Quarq power meter instructions, and that never came up.
Really, though, there is no reason not to include installation instructions with...
07-30-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By Bald Paul

SRAM components and instructions

Or, rather, non-instructions.
I just installed a Quarq power meter (Rival 12 speed). ZERO instructions in the box, other than to 'bring it to a qualified dealer'. Luckily I found some Youtube...
07-28-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 583
Posted By Bald Paul

Looking at the instructions, it appears as though...

Looking at the instructions, it appears as though it was designed to mount to a brick wall.
You could try installing it with two screws on one side into a wall stud, and the other two into the...
07-25-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,813
Posted By Bald Paul

Yeah, I was going to send the pic to the "other"...

Yeah, I was going to send the pic to the "other" seller, and thank them for not selling me what I wanted, as this was on sale!
07-24-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,813
Posted By Bald Paul

Ride went well. With 32C tires (vs my other bike...

Ride went well. With 32C tires (vs my other bike with 25's) the ride was very comfortable. It took a bit to get accustomed to the SRAM shifter operation, but eventually I got to the point where I...
07-24-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,813
Posted By Bald Paul

Hope to be going out this morning, before it gets...

Hope to be going out this morning, before it gets to the point of melting in this heat. Then I'll know if I have to swap my old saddle over or make any minor adjustments. I'm planning on getting the...
07-23-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By Bald Paul

Is your reach too long now? You have to consider...

Is your reach too long now? You have to consider your seated position relative to your BB, as well as to the bars. If the saddle needs to be moved fore or aft to correct the BB distance, you'll have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,139
Posted By Bald Paul

Try lots of water, and chew like crazy.

Try lots of water, and chew like crazy.
07-23-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By Bald Paul

A lot depends on bike geometry and your personal...

A lot depends on bike geometry and your personal fit. I have used both zero setback and setback seatposts, depending on the bike. What issue are you trying to fix?
07-23-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,813
Posted By Bald Paul

I managed to locate a shop about 45 minutes away...

I managed to locate a shop about 45 minutes away that had the correct size Scott Addict 10 in stock. Went to the shop, gave it a test ride, and was then very pleasantly surprised to find out the bike...
07-22-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,922
Posted By Bald Paul

Have threads really deteriorated to this level?

Have threads really deteriorated to this level?
07-21-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
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Views: 246
Posted By Bald Paul

Bike Serial Number: Where to find it & What it...

Bike Serial Number: Where to find it & What it means! - The Best Bike Lock...
07-20-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 901
Posted By Bald Paul

​​​​​​​In a case like this, I would have to say...

​​​​​​​In a case like this, I would have to say no.
07-16-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Bald Paul

Evidently, they don't exist. At least I haven't...

Evidently, they don't exist. At least I haven't been able to find any.
07-15-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Bald Paul

Non-aero integrated handlebars

Anyone know of any brands that are integrated, accept internal cabling, and have round (vs flattened) bars? I prefer the feel of a round bar.
07-15-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,390
Posted By Bald Paul

What is it with internet forums and grumpy people...

What is it with internet forums and grumpy people with high post counts that evidently have zero left to contribute to a valid question? (No need to reply - you're now on my "list".)
07-12-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Bald Paul

Well, almost. The technology of the "self...

Well, almost.
The technology of the "self driving car" will, I predict, come down to communication between vehicles. The current group of 'self driving' cars relies on sensors to basically avoid...
07-12-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Bald Paul

I think you may need to buy some new maths.

I think you may need to buy some new maths.
07-10-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By Bald Paul

An Aliexpress frame? Donate that to the dumpster....

An Aliexpress frame? Donate that to the dumpster. You'll be doing someone a favor.
07-10-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 725
Posted By Bald Paul

Maybe something like this? ...

Maybe something like this?

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/220x147/hannibal_lecter_in_silence_of_the_lambs_539d8151dde7068874479e0016015e347f75883f.jpg
07-09-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,477
Posted By Bald Paul

Hey, any time something tells me I'm as fit as a...

Hey, any time something tells me I'm as fit as a 57 year old (I'm 70 with a bad knee and two previous heart attacks) I'm happy!...
07-09-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,813
Posted By Bald Paul

This is the issue with the "formulas" for...

This is the issue with the "formulas" for determining frame sizes. I've plugged in my measurements on several sites, and have been recommended anywhere from a 52cm to 56cm framesize, which translates...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-22, 05:25 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,819
Posted By Bald Paul

It's a brand name, much like Trek, Specialized,...

It's a brand name, much like Trek, Specialized, Cervelo, Pinarello, etc. Don't be a brand name snob. You'd be surprised at how many "name brands" are actually Chinese framesets with expensive paint...
07-08-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,813
Posted By Bald Paul

"And here is an example of what not to say to a...

"And here is an example of what not to say to a potential customer willing to drop thousands on one of our products."
07-08-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,844
Posted By Bald Paul

Yes. I belong to the SORTIE Cycling Club. That's...

Yes. I belong to the SORTIE Cycling Club. That's Slow, Old, Relaxed, Taking It Easy. However, in my custom made SORTIE Cycling Club kit, I look really, really fast at the rest stops.
...
07-08-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,813
Posted By Bald Paul

I'm upgrading because I feel like upgrading. Do...

I'm upgrading because I feel like upgrading. Do any of us have to rationalize buying a new bike?
07-08-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,813
Posted By Bald Paul

I would rather not say on a forum. You never know...

I would rather not say on a forum. You never know who - or whose lawyers - are watching.
07-08-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,813
Posted By Bald Paul

Yeah, that call pretty much sealed their fate.

Yeah, that call pretty much sealed their fate.
07-08-22, 05:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,813
Posted By Bald Paul

Yes, disc brakes and wireless connection from the...

Yes, disc brakes and wireless connection from the brifters were the reasons I was looking at the bike, and of course, the 105 Di2 is less expensive than Ultegra Di2. Braking with rim brakes and...
07-07-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,813
Posted By Bald Paul

Yes, I got a call the following day. They...

Yes, I got a call the following day. They explained that they had a 'try it for 30 days' policy, but that only applied if you got the frame size they recommended. I told them to expedite the reversal...
07-07-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,813
Posted By Bald Paul

Ready to buy, and then.....

70 years old. I'm riding a carbon fiber, Ultegra 11 spd Di2 bike with carbon wheels and rim brakes. Thought it was about time to upgrade to something more current. I found a carbon fiber bike with...
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