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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-17-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 964
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: 825
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: 1,450
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: 397
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: 1,415
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: 808
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: 902
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: 1,413
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: 1,066
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: 669
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: 902
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: 902
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: 1,480
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: 448
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: 533
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: 750
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: 389
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: 1,966
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"...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-07-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 850
Posted By blacknbluebikes
Here, for nine bucks...

Here, for nine bucks (http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_172750_-1___). Have lasted way longer than I expected.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-06-16, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 537
Posted By blacknbluebikes
I generally bring pump (dual head), tire levers,...

I generally bring pump (dual head), tire levers, a hex set, 2 philips and one slotted screwdriver, little vice grips, and a St. Bernard with a medium-sized barrel of brandy attached to the collar.
Forum: Commuting 09-06-16, 11:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,132
Posted By blacknbluebikes
tough to beat for a starter: ...

tough to beat for a starter: https://newyork.craigslist.org/que/bik/5767467138.html
maybe put a pannier on this one: https://newyork.craigslist.org/que/bik/5752846714.html
diggin' the yellow...
Forum: Commuting 09-06-16, 11:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,132
Posted By blacknbluebikes
Definitely consider the Craig's List approach,...

Definitely consider the Craig's List approach, especially the Brooklyn or Queens editions - lots of sellers due to moving out or upgrading, especially as we "roll" into Autumn... Remember that...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-06-16, 11:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,059
Posted By blacknbluebikes
Whoa, time for a counterbalance post... I...

Whoa, time for a counterbalance post... I absolutely LOVE my Gore Power 2 Windstopper Jacket. Use it at 58 deg and below, down to about 40. Almost never above that range, have a superlight jacket...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-06-16, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By blacknbluebikes
Agreed. I ride from home, not generally from a...

Agreed. I ride from home, not generally from a remote location. This is when I'm going away for the weekend or an occasional meetup. Any bigger trips than that are taken in a bigger car. MINI's...
Forum: Foo 09-06-16, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By blacknbluebikes
My understanding has always been that you are...

My understanding has always been that you are taxed by the jurisdiction where the work is done and the payment for that work originates. This is a classic scenario for salespeople and consultants,...
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