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05-27-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Riding a bike with a dog on a leash, especially a...

Riding a bike with a dog on a leash, especially a strong dog, never ends well. Might be ok for some time, but the last chapter is always something bad. If my main objective is "running the dog,"...
05-27-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 288
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I just had this problem fixed on a carbon frame. ...

I just had this problem fixed on a carbon frame. My attempt to fix with epoxy failed - popped right off under load. I found a great guy here on the east coast that did it properly - Carbon State...
05-24-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,914
Posted By blacknbluebikes

You don't have to tell your wife.

You don't have to tell your wife.
05-13-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By blacknbluebikes

hmm. funny question. haven't come across a...

hmm. funny question. haven't come across a wall-mount repair stand before. thing is, I'm always changing the height based on what I'm doing. wrapping bars versus swapping a bottom bracket, for...
05-13-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 655
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Very true. Add these factors: 1. Assume covid...

Very true. Add these factors: 1. Assume covid demand is permanent. 2. Put a child-eating treadmill on the market. num num. 3. Believe your own hype.
Heard today they're planning to...
05-12-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 655
Posted By blacknbluebikes

As I take another look at the stock chart for...

As I take another look at the stock chart for Peloton...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By blacknbluebikes

call 'em up. they're usually pretty helpful. 1...

call 'em up. they're usually pretty helpful. 1 (920) 478-4683
05-10-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 823
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Richmond is interesting to me because I was there...

Richmond is interesting to me because I was there in 2015. Even rode the course with an "after hours" event.
05-06-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 612
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I truly fear this is going to awaken our...

I truly fear this is going to awaken our algorithmic protector... beware ye the approach of BFBot, that which has quietly slumbered in low-energy stasis during these peaceful times of the forum. ...
04-29-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 612
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Remember when riding that it is utmost importancy...

Remember when riding that it is utmost importancy to not fall on face.

Knee pads are sensitive and should never speak to without respect.

Do not garden or play ball while riding our bicycle.
04-27-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,609
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I bet you can buy a new skull on Amazon now, but...

I bet you can buy a new skull on Amazon now, but the brain installation might take longer than you expect (budget for that). Skip the helmet - or only wear it on the days you PLAN to fall off.
04-27-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Each day, I become more suspicious that BF is...

Each day, I become more suspicious that BF is being used to train chatbots.
04-27-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 823
Posted By blacknbluebikes

This morning (tue 4.27.22) I got the mandatory...

This morning (tue 4.27.22) I got the mandatory upgrade message for iOS on the iPad, but I did not see a new interface for that platform.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 816
Posted By blacknbluebikes

If you're not at least 5'9" tall, I would not let...

If you're not at least 5'9" tall, I would not let you close to a 56 frame. If you're looking for a tri-TT bike, you should wait. Those bikes come onto Ebay all the time, "I don't do Tri's anymore,...
Forum: BMX
04-22-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By blacknbluebikes

spycraft.

spycraft.
04-22-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I looked at GCN+ this morning, appears that they...

I looked at GCN+ this morning, appears that they won't have TdF... am I reading that right?
04-22-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 3,861
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Rule 14 with nod to Rule 15.

Rule 14 with nod to Rule 15.
04-22-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 789
Posted By blacknbluebikes

does this happen with bike on a stand? Or a...

does this happen with bike on a stand? Or a helper holding it off the ground? I.e. does this happen with bike unladen ?
04-21-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,218
Posted By blacknbluebikes

If you go see three retina specialists, then you...

If you go see three retina specialists, then you will have three different very good answers. We want medical science, but most of it is medical arts.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I'm sure you've searched the bike sites for...

I'm sure you've searched the bike sites for prices. It's really about what you are willing to spend and getting value for your money. Take what you consider a reasonable budget, then add 25% - you...
04-21-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,046
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Deafness is not deadness <grin>

Deafness is not deadness <grin>
04-18-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 968
Posted By blacknbluebikes

The Great Divide is between those with lights and...

The Great Divide is between those with lights and those with none. I doubt any driver with their head up ever missed a 100 lumen red light. The problem is with distracted and impaired drivers, not...
Forum: Foo
04-18-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,102
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I think you're probably more educated on 5G than...

I think you're probably more educated on 5G than the salesperson. I would guess that if you asked them, "yes, but does it do the faster mmWave 5G???" they would have looked at you as if you were a...
04-14-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Spill it, Spelger... or we'll dox your strava...

Spill it, Spelger... or we'll dox your strava numbers all over instagram!
04-14-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I wouldn't worry about it too much. Good idea of...

I wouldn't worry about it too much. Good idea of yours on the clean-up. You can learn a lot here (https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help?query=&area%5B%5D=50) -- I find the Park tool web content...
Forum: Foo
04-14-22, 11:16 AM
Forum: Foo
04-13-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 912
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I've got some recordings that sound better on...

I've got some recordings that sound better on vinyl, some that sound better on digital. there are sooo many links in the toolchain - generalizations are not that useful. the mention above about...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By blacknbluebikes

The question is, actually, "what do you have to...

The question is, actually, "what do you have to do the next day?"
04-11-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By blacknbluebikes

how about those cheap-o cement slabs with tire...

how about those cheap-o cement slabs with tire grooves that act as a bike rack? if previous owner had one at work or appt. complex, then dropped it in every day for weeks... just a guess.
04-01-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I've got too many indoor solutions in my...

I've got too many indoor solutions in my basement. Dumb trainer w/ mag flywheel, kreiter rollers, a wahoo smartie w/ a pretty fat flywheel. There is no flywheel on any *bike* trainer that weighs...
03-29-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 645
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Where do folks get cable end-cramp thingys?

Where do folks get cable end-cramp thingys?
Forum: Foo
03-28-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,241
Posted By blacknbluebikes

the one that gets punched in the face and falls...

the one that gets punched in the face and falls off a building and gets saved by a helicopter - that bike.
03-25-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Those bolts don't need to be that tight on decent...

Those bolts don't need to be that tight on decent groupset. 7Nm should be about as much as you need.
torque wisdom here (https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/torque-specifications-and-concepts)
03-25-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,056
Posted By blacknbluebikes

A near universal law, alas, N+1 does not work for...

A near universal law, alas, N+1 does not work for everything. I can barely manage one wife.
03-25-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I find that a friendly, patient attitude can...

I find that a friendly, patient attitude can usually get you to a good place with any shop owner. Just be that kind of customer they wish for and let them do their thing.
Forum: Foo
03-25-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,241
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Celebrity bike, then stunt bike for the dangerous...

Celebrity bike, then stunt bike for the dangerous scenes.
03-25-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,834
Posted By blacknbluebikes

"Doctor, it hurts when I do this..." ...

"Doctor, it hurts when I do this..."
Toeverlap. Hilarious thread.
03-25-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By blacknbluebikes

thanks for sharing

thanks for sharing
03-24-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By blacknbluebikes

There's hesitation here because it's somewhat of...

There's hesitation here because it's somewhat of a difficult question to answer from afar, without a specific complaint. But, I'll throw a few ideas at you that may get things started in the right...
03-23-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,667
Posted By blacknbluebikes

change the paradigm. "here's an app that finds...

change the paradigm. "here's an app that finds someone to stand next to your bike while you go in the beer store"
03-22-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By blacknbluebikes

will be interested to hear what kind of pricing...

will be interested to hear what kind of pricing you discover.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By blacknbluebikes

the one that needs the least amount of work,...

the one that needs the least amount of work, period.
03-16-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Yeah, I've had that numbness for years. You get...

Yeah, I've had that numbness for years. You get used to it. I had a titanium plate installed, subsequently removed when the screws peaked up. Now it's a really nice keyring. Can't have enough...
03-16-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By blacknbluebikes

A nod to Calsun above, I investigated insurance a...

A nod to Calsun above, I investigated insurance a few years ago and found the premiums just too high for me. I think it's a function of "too small of a pool." I do have an umbrella policy for...
Forum: Trifox Bike
03-14-22, 10:51 AM
Forum: Commuting
03-08-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Another vote for the Garmin 130 Plus. I like the...

Another vote for the Garmin 130 Plus. I like the size. And watch for vendors selling NOS Garmin 130's -- the "Plus" model is a significant upgrade.
Forum: Foo
03-07-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 550
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Misallocation of resources. But, that's the...

Misallocation of resources. But, that's the cyclist's prerogative.
03-07-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Check out Thinvik Clipless Pedal Converter. I...

Check out Thinvik Clipless Pedal Converter. I haven't used them, but they appear to be addressing the issue. I do have some Thinvik goods in the pain cave, they're fair value for the price.
03-07-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,306
Posted By blacknbluebikes

msu2001la Yeah, you're reading it right. You...

msu2001la Yeah, you're reading it right. You have to be "in" the game and you have to be stopped to change bikes. Some damned architecture in the software that is probably way too hard to change...
03-02-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By blacknbluebikes

pretty neat solution.

pretty neat solution.
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