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Forum: Commuting 08-15-15, 01:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,400
Posted By mustang1
Drill the following into yourself: UPHILLS ARE...

Drill the following into yourself: UPHILLS ARE FUN! Repeat. :)
Forum: Commuting 08-14-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,400
Posted By mustang1
As soon as I get out of the house, I ride through...

As soon as I get out of the house, I ride through the woods and eventually get light town traffic. Then past a large pond and back through the woods.

Once out of the woods, shortly the traffic...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-15, 01:44 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,733
Posted By mustang1
Like some who posted here, I too used to sell...

Like some who posted here, I too used to sell plenty on eBay but haven't done so for several years. I thought the junk and various parts I have would start piling up but it just so happened that I...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-08-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 7,022
Posted By mustang1
The guy should have kept his comment to himself....

The guy should have kept his comment to himself. But since he indulged you, you should have stopped infront of him to make him lose his momentum. Then you should have gently accelerated away.
Forum: Commuting 06-10-15, 05:42 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,137
Posted By mustang1
I like flat bars for all the reasons you state...

I like flat bars for all the reasons you state but prefer drop bars for the following reasons:
1. The bars are narrower so I can get through gaps in the traffic more easily.
2. I have a couple of...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 04-18-15, 12:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,474
Posted By mustang1
+1. I prefer flamboyant colours for every...

+1.

I prefer flamboyant colours for every alternate bike I get. So one bike will have "grown up" colours, the next will be flamboyant and so on. However I havent found any bikes, like OP...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-12-15, 11:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,704
Posted By mustang1
Wow inspirational! Very happy for you! ps:...

Wow inspirational! Very happy for you!

ps: like someone else mentioned, I too had to look twice at the alleged birdie! Love the "growing old is not for sissies" tagline!
Forum: Commuting 02-26-15, 10:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,533
Posted By mustang1
I have a cx bike for commuting. Schwalbe marathon...

I have a cx bike for commuting. Schwalbe marathon supreme 35mm tires. I like these because I hardly have to fill them air and they still maintain air pressure. They're not as fast as other tires I've...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-26-15, 09:49 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,762
Posted By mustang1
Probably not. But not because I don't like e...

Probably not. But not because I don't like e shift, but because I tend to buy lower end bikes. Eventually perhaps all bikes will have e shifting (actually I hope not) and if its in my price range,...
Forum: Living Car Free 01-11-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,512
Posted By mustang1
I know someone who, instead of taking 10 minutes...

I know someone who, instead of taking 10 minutes to walk to the train station, will drive for 7 minutes, park the car, then walk for 6 minutes to the train station (downhill) so she can save 4...
Forum: Living Car Free 12-31-14, 05:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,512
Posted By mustang1
Wow they sound like great deals. One thing I...

Wow they sound like great deals. One thing I learned from your post was those optional rear disk brakes. I thought *all* cars have disk brakes all-round as standard, had no idea this was not a...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-31-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,029
Posted By mustang1
me too!

me too!
Forum: Introductions 12-08-14, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By mustang1
Hi there Felix! I havent been on BF for a little...

Hi there Felix! I havent been on BF for a little while (been lurking on some other forums for a bit). Anyway, cool to have you around. Enjoy!

Oh btw when you decide you're REALLY into biking, dont...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-08-14, 12:57 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 13,230
Posted By mustang1
i still buy 8 speed cassettes from the shop!

i still buy 8 speed cassettes from the shop!
Forum: Road Cycling 12-08-14, 12:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By mustang1
all good tips. But i would continue running with...

all good tips. But i would continue running with slicks as the high pressures involved in bike tires negates the effects of a treaded tires, the grip is there for marketing purposes. However OP also...
Forum: Commuting 11-16-14, 01:48 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,220
Posted By mustang1
fify if you cycle in bad weather, are you a...

fify
if you cycle in bad weather, are you a moron?

yes.
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 11-07-14, 12:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,480
Posted By mustang1
I grind the gravel and take the bike into muddy...

I grind the gravel and take the bike into muddy areas. Those mudguards REALLY help (on my mtb I slow right down coz I'm not a fan of mud). My next CX bike (I kinda stopped calling it a cx bike, coz...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 11-07-14, 12:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,480
Posted By mustang1
Congrats... cool bike. I eyed up a couple of...

Congrats... cool bike. I eyed up a couple of those at my LBS.

I bought a Focus Mares. Excuse my terminology: it doesn't have the regular CX type rim brakes (cantilever?) but has more road-like...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-29-14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,389
Posted By mustang1
So, with all this debate, I went out and bought...

So, with all this debate, I went out and bought another Specialized Echelon II helmet. It was 50. There was another model slightly higher up which was 70. It was lighter, which I liked, and had...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-25-14, 12:43 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,389
Posted By mustang1
Nah, because i wanted to know about higher end...

Nah, because i wanted to know about higher end product having material being taken away thus making it lighter, and the marketing people selling the product as being lighter and instead of saying it...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-23-14, 11:55 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,389
Posted By mustang1
Thanks to this thread I am learning more about...

Thanks to this thread I am learning more about helmets so I will take into consideration then more expensive models. I have nothing against expensive stuff or choice but I just didn't want to buy...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-23-14, 03:48 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,389
Posted By mustang1
All good points and well received. My gripe was...

All good points and well received. My gripe was only about number of holes versus lightness. To me it seems obvious that a helmet with more holes would be lighter. Here is some pizza. You can have a...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-23-14, 03:42 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,389
Posted By mustang1
Hi raiden. Thanks for taking the time to post...

Hi raiden. Thanks for taking the time to post this, very informative.

Someone told me that spesh helmets perform one additional (and useful) safety test thatmother companies don't, so I'm kinda...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-23-14, 09:33 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,389
Posted By mustang1
I think you might be right. I haven't kept up...

I think you might be right. I haven't kept up with helmet design, just the other day I saw a helmet like the one you describe about the opening/closing air vent.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-23-14, 09:29 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,389
Posted By mustang1
Gotchya. Less is more.

Gotchya. Less is more.
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