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09-02-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 768
Posted By noimagination

I do not have any water resistant cycling...

I do not have any water resistant cycling clothing. I don't see the point. If I'm not getting wet from the outside in, then I'll certainly get wet from the inside out. Even while cycling in the...
08-27-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,569
Posted By noimagination

To the extent that people will learn, it will be...

To the extent that people will learn, it will be slowly.

I've been riding in my area (NYC suburban) for >35 years. Drivers are much more aware of cyclists now, and are much more likely to pass...
08-14-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,469
Posted By noimagination

I live, and ride, and drive, in an area with...

I live, and ride, and drive, in an area with quite a number of cyclists (NYC suburb). The number of bicycle riders has increased many-fold over the past 30 years.

When driving, I am scanning the...
08-14-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,146
Posted By noimagination

Cycling is great training for skiing. I skied...

Cycling is great training for skiing. I skied with my younger brother (genetically a much better athlete than I) at Whistler a decade and a half ago, and I DESTROYED him in a little over half a day....
08-14-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,146
Posted By noimagination

Just don't have unrealistic expectations about...

Just don't have unrealistic expectations about what "fast" means. A bike with racier geometry may well feel much faster, but in actual practice it may only be a few tenths of a mile per hour faster,...
08-13-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,678
Posted By noimagination

Bike mirrors are generally pretty small, so it is...

Bike mirrors are generally pretty small, so it is difficult to get a full picture without moving your head, even if it is a big one on your handlebar. Like many others in this thread (and mostly due...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,062
Posted By noimagination

Good point. Some of us just have stronger body...

Good point. Some of us just have stronger body odors than others. Also, some of us are more sensitive to odors than others. Who knows - what's bothering the OP might be tolerable to others of us. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,062
Posted By noimagination

I haven't really noticed a difference in brands. ...

I haven't really noticed a difference in brands. Maybe brands with more wicking/quick drying material will build up smell less quickly? Speculating here. Gel padding would be better than foam, I...
08-05-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,645
Posted By noimagination

OK, but how do you jam a battery powered inflator...

OK, but how do you jam a battery powered inflator in the spokes of the Cinzano-jersey wearing jerk daring to pass you?

I think Alvin Toffler got it at least partially wrong. As we get older, we...
07-30-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,696
Posted By noimagination

In my opinion, how to make cycling more...

In my opinion, how to make cycling more comfortable (in rough order of importance):

1) Optimize bike fit - (saddle height, fore/aft, tilt; reach to bars; bar height or saddle to bar drop; width of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,879
Posted By noimagination

Did the shop show you how to change a tube? ...

Did the shop show you how to change a tube? Patch a tube? There are a couple of tricks that make those processes easier. If you know someone who rides a lot, get them to show you. Or go to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,879
Posted By noimagination

Getting indignant about a flat is about as useful...

Getting indignant about a flat is about as useful as getting annoyed about the weather. Flats happen. You either learn how to fix them (it ain't rocket science, I've been fixing my own flats since I...
07-22-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,773
Posted By noimagination

Has the "golden age" of custom steel bikes passed?

No Richard Sachs, no Tom Kellog, no Dario Pegoretti, no Ben Serotta, no Brent Steelman ...
Not sure about Sacha White, Kelly Bradford...
07-16-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 995
Posted By noimagination

The word is "chafing" (abrading). "Chaffing"...

The word is "chafing" (abrading).
"Chaffing" (joking/teasing) is a completely different word.

The words are of completely different origin, one from Latin the other from middle English. They...
07-15-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By noimagination

You and Litespud have identified the most likely...

You and Litespud have identified the most likely problem - cable tension.

Other things to consider:
- If the cable housing hasn't been replaced in a while, there could be gunk in there...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,095
Posted By noimagination

Yes. You never know what might happen, I might...

Yes. You never know what might happen, I might need to stop to help someone, or stop at a store, etc. Weighs practically nothing, takes up very little space in my pocket.

Kind of redundant for...
07-07-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,017
Posted By noimagination

I think there are enough people trying to divide...

I think there are enough people trying to divide us these days without threads such as this.

I understand that xenophobia and setting in-group vs out-group boundaries are part of human nature, but...
06-30-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,833
Posted By noimagination

I disagree. IMO, clipless is the most...

I disagree.

IMO, clipless is the most significant improvement in cycling in my lifetime. For me, connecting shoes to pedals significantly reduces fatigue, and clipless is far easier and safer for...
06-22-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 65,230
Posted By noimagination

Nope. Use 'em all of the time, on every ride. ...

Nope. Use 'em all of the time, on every ride. And I'm far from a racer/elite athlete.
- Greater steering and braking control during fast descents (esp. if bumpy).
- More hand positions.
-...
06-18-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,792
Posted By noimagination

Heh, to me "bike computer" still means my Cateye...

Heh, to me "bike computer" still means my Cateye Astrale. I like it, I have cadence and time displayed, check the other numbers when I get home, then promptly forget them.

I admit that it was a...
06-18-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,099
Posted By noimagination

I'm afraid you're not going to like my advice. ...

I'm afraid you're not going to like my advice.

If you've only been riding for 4-5 months, I don't think you should be worrying about speed yet, particularly if you're not doing many miles. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,512
Posted By noimagination

I doubt that the difference is large enough to be...

I doubt that the difference is large enough to be measured "unscientifically". I would think that the error bars (differences in rider, environmental conditions, etc.) would swamp any actual...
05-28-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,262
Posted By noimagination

Mostly. That means that I slow to...

Mostly. That means that I slow to less-than-walking speed (1-2 mph) at most stop signs, which is about what most cars do around here. Come to a brief complete stop (no foot down) if there is...
05-28-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,217
Posted By noimagination

Agree. The thumb test is good enough for bicycle...

Agree. The thumb test is good enough for bicycle tires.

(May be different if you're a racer - I wouldn't know, never raced.)
05-26-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,658
Posted By noimagination

For some of us, it is possible to be sympathetic...

For some of us, it is possible to be sympathetic regarding the horrible effects that the pandemic has had on many thousands of people, and also, while keeping things in perspective, to regret the...
05-20-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,613
Posted By noimagination

I know what you mean. A horn blowing when I'm...

I know what you mean. A horn blowing when I'm riding sometimes causes my adrenaline to spike (not in a good way), even though, most of the time, it has nothing to do with me. When I'm being...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,915
Posted By noimagination

OK, I'll play, just for the heck of it. OP:...

OK, I'll play, just for the heck of it.

OP: please tell me what realm of human endeavor (vocation, avocation, religion, philosophy, etc.) is free from people who display arrogance?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,915
Posted By noimagination

OP has evidently just discovered that jerks exist.

OP has evidently just discovered that jerks exist.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 14,184
Posted By noimagination

These aren't big ones, and probably most reading...

These aren't big ones, and probably most reading this thread already know, but they have significantly reduced the frequency with which I experience flats:

- At intersections, debris tends to...
04-29-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,039
Posted By noimagination

You're right about the front brake but, as you...

You're right about the front brake but, as you can see from the rear brake, on some canti brakes the cable from the brake lever does not end at the straddle cable, it goes through the "A" link and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By noimagination

Sorry, I'm not trying to be insulting, but ... if...

Sorry, I'm not trying to be insulting, but ... if putting on sunscreen is too much bother, is an outdoor sport what you really want to pursue? I mean, this sport takes place in the outdoors, so...
04-22-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,230
Posted By noimagination

What??? Derailleurs are not weight...

What???

Derailleurs are not weight bearing, so I'm not sure what one's weight has to do with their usability or durability. Cycommute addressed this - the derailleur likely got pulled into the...
04-17-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,709
Posted By noimagination

Because they're rare. In tens of thousands of...

Because they're rare. In tens of thousands of miles over many decades of riding, I've never had an accident due to mechanical failure. I've had flats and broken spokes, I've had a pedal come off of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By noimagination

Personally, I would buy a new chain with the...

Personally, I would buy a new chain with the cassette, but not install it unless I experienced skipping when using the old chain on the new cassette.

When I get a new cassette, I usually buy 3...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By noimagination

It's impossible for anyone on the internet to...

It's impossible for anyone on the internet to provide you with an accurate answer. We don't know what type of bike you had previously and how you were fitted on it. We don't know what type of bike...
04-13-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,460
Posted By noimagination

Nope. I would never recommend a specific...

Nope.

I would never recommend a specific shoe, or brand of shoe, for anyone. Feet are too idiosyncratic. What works wonderfully for me may cripple you.

Do as sdmc530 suggests and go to an...
04-09-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,274
Posted By noimagination

I have no beefs. I understand the definitions of...

I have no beefs. I understand the definitions of the words "Multi-Use" and "Path".
04-09-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,156
Posted By noimagination

Not to mention that it has a hood, which would...

Not to mention that it has a hood, which would act like a parachute brake while riding.
04-08-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By noimagination

LDL normally gives really good advice, but I have...

LDL normally gives really good advice, but I have to respectfully disagree with this.

IME, the vast majority of butt pain is caused by (a) saddle position/bike fit, and (b) fitness. If the saddle...
03-26-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,198
Posted By noimagination

Agreed. OP: it would be more effective if...

Agreed.

OP: it would be more effective if you would just say: "I'd like an argument, please."
03-23-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,723
Posted By noimagination

Just outside one of the "hot zones" - NYC. Yes,...

Just outside one of the "hot zones" - NYC.
Yes, still going on (solo) rides out of doors. This is in line with Gov. Cuomo's "PAUSE" order, #6...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,644
Posted By noimagination

I think I would expand on your point a bit by...

I think I would expand on your point a bit by saying that the bicycle/rider system is imperfect, since the rider on a bicycle is a far more significant component of the system than a rider on a...
03-10-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,817
Posted By noimagination

Take a look, glasses mount. Am I the only...

Take a look, glasses mount.

Am I the only one who tries to glance in their mirror when walking and a car comes up behind?
03-05-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,124
Posted By noimagination

If it's sore sit bones, that is a fitness issue,...

If it's sore sit bones, that is a fitness issue, not an equipment issue. If your sit bones are sore, you need more saddle time. If your "nether regions" are abraded/raw, or you have saddle sores,...
03-05-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,475
Posted By noimagination

Hate? No. I admit I prefer my friction bar...

Hate? No.

I admit I prefer my friction bar end shifters on my touring bike to the Shimano Ultrega shift/brake levers on our tandem, as the shifting is very mushy and I get a lot of mis- and...
02-28-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,076
Posted By noimagination

Exercise physiology, food metabolism and the...

Exercise physiology, food metabolism and the interplay between the two and how they affect body weight are hugely complex, and are extremely poorly understood - even within individuals, without...
02-28-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,076
Posted By noimagination

For me, it is the previous day that seems to...

For me, it is the previous day that seems to matter. If I'm trying to drop weight, and I ride on, say, Saturday and minimize my food intake, I cannot ride on Sunday without food before and during...
02-07-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,591
Posted By noimagination

My wife and I first rode a tandem when we were...

My wife and I first rode a tandem when we were dating, on Block Island, an old clunker. My wife learned to ride as an adult, and is, to say the least, not confident on the road. We took single bikes...
01-31-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,032
Posted By noimagination

THANK you. To the OP: I'm sorry, but this...

THANK you.

To the OP: I'm sorry, but this type of post actually has negative information content. It results in baseless speculation, confirmation of readers' biases, small sample bias, arguments...
01-29-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,528
Posted By noimagination

Only tangentially related, but this reminds me of...

Only tangentially related, but this reminds me of an incident:

I was up at a ski house near Killington. We had typical New England weather: it rained over night and then froze. The skiing...
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