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Forum: Tandem Cycling 06-06-17, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By blacknbluebikes
OP - what'd you choose? any afterthoughts?

OP - what'd you choose? any afterthoughts?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-05-17, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By blacknbluebikes
Well, since you asked for thoughts... Methinx you...

Well, since you asked for thoughts... Methinx you will be MUCH happier doing something with the local bike shop, and the additional money is going to pay YOU dividends. 1. someone else does know how...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-05-17, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 671
Posted By blacknbluebikes
You're gonna love that bike. As ReneV said, you...

You're gonna love that bike. As ReneV said, you probably want to get those handlebar tops closer to horizontal, just tilted down a bit, but you should still be able to brake when you're in the...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-05-17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 799
Posted By blacknbluebikes
AS tagaproject6 suggested above (and posted a...

AS tagaproject6 suggested above (and posted a valuable link), it's probably more about your hand positioning than wearing/not wearing gloves. Nerves getting compressed via carpal tunnel channel....
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-05-17, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By blacknbluebikes
Guess it depends on the location of your...

Guess it depends on the location of your symptoms. If they're nasal / sinus, yes, I've found Sudafed (not PE) to be just fine on long rides. That said, it appears you and I have different...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 06-01-17, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By blacknbluebikes
you might get some insight with this: Bike Fast...

you might get some insight with this: Bike Fast Fit (http://bikefastfit.com/)
It takes a bit of time to learn (45mins to "get it") but it's very interesting. Not gold standard or anything, but I...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-15-17, 11:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,901
Posted By blacknbluebikes
The media has entered the building: Handmade in...

The media has entered the building: Handmade in America and shipped to your door: Allied Alfa - BikeRadar (http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/article/allied-alfa-first-look-49910/)

And the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-17-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,010
Posted By blacknbluebikes
Set an iPad on a barstool centered in front of...

Set an iPad on a barstool centered in front of you and watch youTube videos of great rides. You can do about half of famous climbs of the Tour that folks have recorded on their GoPro cameras. Or...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 10-14-16, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By blacknbluebikes
IMO, it takes 10-15 hours to really adjust to a...

IMO, it takes 10-15 hours to really adjust to a new saddle. After that, you may love or hate it, but don't be convinced until then.

Undoubtedly, some saddles are really not right for some people....
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-14-16, 08:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,526
Posted By blacknbluebikes
You have mastered cycling. Cease now, for the...

You have mastered cycling. Cease now, for the meager bicycle holds no further challenges.
Contact trainer and spiritual guide Zsolt Sinka for the next phase in your journey. Google will guide...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-14-16, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By blacknbluebikes
OP: You said safety, you said 60mi per week,...

OP: You said safety, you said 60mi per week, so... Brakes. Ensure strong and responsive brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling 10-14-16, 07:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,508
Posted By blacknbluebikes
Curated collection, right? Like, each bike has a...

Curated collection, right? Like, each bike has a reason for being there. Honorable fetish for one with the means and the mind for it.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-28-16, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,063
Posted By blacknbluebikes
RE: Simple Green "threat" to chains. Zinn...

RE: Simple Green "threat" to chains. Zinn covered this a bit a ways back, a bit "inconclusive": Zinn Article 2005...
Forum: Touring 09-19-16, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 963
Posted By blacknbluebikes
Update: just returned my new Cateye MC-200W due...

Update: just returned my new Cateye MC-200W due to intermittent transmitter failure. Was only capturing 2/3 of data, eg: 30 mile ride recorded as 19.5. Couldn't stay connected wirelessly, tho I...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-19-16, 04:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,461
Posted By blacknbluebikes
+1 I combine that with this: Sport-Wash...

+1

I combine that with this: Sport-Wash (https://www.amazon.com/SPORT-WASH-LAUNDRY-DETERGENT-64/dp/B001OPJ5OW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1474324468&sr=8-2&keywords=sport+wash+laundry+detergent)
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-19-16, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
Posted By blacknbluebikes
My toes get clipped by my tires frequently on one...

My toes get clipped by my tires frequently on one of my bikes (the fast bike) when I'm doing a slow u-turn on a road. Or "did," anyway. Now I just keep the outside toe in a low pedal / crank...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-13-16, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By blacknbluebikes
When you get off the bike you'll only be able to...

When you get off the bike you'll only be able to walk in tight little circles.
Forum: Touring 09-13-16, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 963
Posted By blacknbluebikes
Yeah, came in at $11. I wrote the company, they...

Yeah, came in at $11. I wrote the company, they pointed me at their webstore, end of story. Not a bank breaker, but - hey, come on, it's a trivial piece. I gotta buy you FIVE cups of coffee for one...
Forum: Touring 09-13-16, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 963
Posted By blacknbluebikes
Actually, I just bought another Cateye to replace...

Actually, I just bought another Cateye to replace a Sigma on my "B-bike". For some time I've had a Cateye RD420DW (https://www.cateye.com/en/products/detail/CC-RD420DW/) on my "A-bike". I like it...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-10-16, 11:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,579
Posted By blacknbluebikes
first thing I consider before I say "the bike...

first thing I consider before I say "the bike rides nice" is whether I want to use an adjective or an adverb. Sorry, can't help it, Mom terrorized my grammar growing up.

But on topic, I think a...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-10-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By blacknbluebikes
I note that you said "spend as little as...

I note that you said "spend as little as possible." Good - you might consider "postponing" investment for a while... put 600 or so more miles on the bike thinking about what you'd like to change...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-10-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By blacknbluebikes
Lots of bikes will work for you if find someone...

Lots of bikes will work for you if find someone who will help with getting a GREAT fit. The geometry of knee angle - seat height - seat setback - handlebar height - handlebar reach - bottom bracket...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-10-16, 10:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 849
Posted By blacknbluebikes
not clear since you reference shifting - hope...

not clear since you reference shifting - hope you're not trying to shift while backpedaliing, that's not ever going to work well. if you're just backpedaling: there should be no problem when you're...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-09-16, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By blacknbluebikes
I'm guessing you mean "Diverge" ? Roubaix is...

I'm guessing you mean "Diverge" ?
Roubaix is pure road bike. Diverge is Cyclocross bike.
Ten miles of average gravel: Diverge, not Roubaix
Fifty miles of average asphalt: Roubaix, not Diverge
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 09-09-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,520
Posted By blacknbluebikes
Pls keep in mind that knee issues are very...

Pls keep in mind that knee issues are very sensitive to bike fit. I think cycling may be really great for you, but if you start out with a bad fit, you're probably going to get an "unfair"...
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