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09-18-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 399
Posted By Reflector Guy

Ah yes, that would be this thread: ...

Ah yes, that would be this thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1211876-why-so-much-hate-gatorskins.html
09-17-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,937
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'm glad he cleared that up. I thought for sure...

I'm glad he cleared that up. I thought for sure he'd have some extreme fringe viewpoint, pro or con.
09-17-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,937
Posted By Reflector Guy

Gosh, I'm sure I used the pronoun "you" in my...

Gosh, I'm sure I used the pronoun "you" in my post, not "me". Let me check...

Yep, sure enough, I was referring to you. Not me.
09-17-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,937
Posted By Reflector Guy

Credit cards must represent an especially vexxing...

Credit cards must represent an especially vexxing dilemma to you.
09-17-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 624
Posted By Reflector Guy

I used to live in Peoria IL and there was a...

I used to live in Peoria IL and there was a really old bridge there with this type of roadway surface, I rode there all the time with 27x1-1/4 tires. I never had a problem, but it was always a...
09-17-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 624
Posted By Reflector Guy

They provide additional traction if the bridge is...

They provide additional traction if the bridge is wet.

I assume he's talking about the kind of bridges where the entire road surface is made out of a kind of textured see-through steel grating.
09-17-20, 09:23 AM
09-17-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 689
Posted By Reflector Guy

Reminds me of how we used to get parking tickets...

Reminds me of how we used to get parking tickets from the city of Chicago for all kinds of weird infractions such as parking in a loading zone, parking by fire hydrants, parking in the Loop, etc,...
09-17-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,937
Posted By Reflector Guy

If I had a $3000 bike, I'd have a hard time not...

If I had a $3000 bike, I'd have a hard time not mentioning it in every post too.
09-16-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,937
Posted By Reflector Guy

They don't have to be that expensive though.

They don't have to be that expensive though.
09-16-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 689
Posted By Reflector Guy

Orbea? Colnago? Bianchi? Never heard of 'em! ...

Orbea? Colnago? Bianchi? Never heard of 'em! PASS!!!
09-16-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,293
Posted By Reflector Guy

Cup o' Noodles?!? You guys are CRAZY for eating...

Cup o' Noodles?!? You guys are CRAZY for eating that junk! Do you REALIZE how much salt is in that stuff? And chemicals! There is NOTHING natural in it, and it's manufactured in a huge corporate...
09-16-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,293
Posted By Reflector Guy

If you have to ask (or even discuss?) how to...

If you have to ask (or even discuss?) how to prepare cup-o-noodles, you should have bought a different kind of soup product instead.
09-16-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 1,909
Posted By Reflector Guy

Just make the SAG wagon guy mount the bike on HIS...

Just make the SAG wagon guy mount the bike on HIS roof!

There, problem solved!
09-15-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,207
Posted By Reflector Guy

Read his post again.

Read his post again.
09-14-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 574
Posted By Reflector Guy

For those who don't have enough logos, there is...

For those who don't have enough logos, there is always the vinyl sticker route:
...
09-14-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 574
Posted By Reflector Guy

I am sure that's a factor. In order to keep the...

I am sure that's a factor. In order to keep the same amount of margin above and below the logo, it looks like they have about a half-dozen different size logos, all used depending on the size of the...
09-14-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,610
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'm fairly indifferent. I live in DuPage County...

I'm fairly indifferent. I live in DuPage County IL so there really aren't any gravel roads, unless I load up my bike on the car and drive to them. Kane County, Dekalb County, Ogle County..... Lots...
09-14-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,207
Posted By Reflector Guy

The same phenomenon happens with modern...

The same phenomenon happens with modern automobiles and their aluminum suspension parts too. Ever try to replace a wheel bearing hub in an aluminum steering knuckle, if you live in the salt belt? ...
09-10-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,228
Posted By Reflector Guy

I picture it being Palmdale/Lancaster/Antelope...

I picture it being Palmdale/Lancaster/Antelope Valley area.... Desert rats.
09-10-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,293
Posted By Reflector Guy

We don't have the posts yet from the guys who are...

We don't have the posts yet from the guys who are professional chefs, telling us how soup is made in restaurants, cafeterias etc.

One rule about forums: How can you tell which members are actually...
09-09-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 699
Posted By Reflector Guy

That's what I do when there's a bunch of people...

That's what I do when there's a bunch of people clogging up the aisles at the grocery store.

On my bike, I finally had to get one of those kiddie bells. I felt a little silly the first few times...
09-09-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 776
Posted By Reflector Guy

I thought it was a tale about peddlers.

I thought it was a tale about peddlers.
09-09-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,182
Posted By Reflector Guy

It is, for the most part. Your area might be...

It is, for the most part. Your area might be some sort of exception; many people here have reported seeing empty racks at Walmart with the exception of stuff like tiny pink kid's bikes.
09-08-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,680
Posted By Reflector Guy

In all communities, there is a very definite...

In all communities, there is a very definite "pecking order" when it comes to waves. VW owners are the most stringent; an older VW owner will never wave to a Super Beetle or any of the later models...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,911
Posted By Reflector Guy

I sometimes wonder if there is an automated forum...

I sometimes wonder if there is an automated forum widget that alerts them to certain "trigger words". They get a popup if someone is dissing their favorite product!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,964
Posted By Reflector Guy

Tell us more about the track bike. Other...

Tell us more about the track bike.

Other than that, the Specialized sounds like a pretty good upgrade over the other two already.
09-07-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,182
Posted By Reflector Guy

If their website is to be believed, the shop...

If their website is to be believed, the shop closest to me has several different models in stock.... A really small one of one model, a REALLY BIG one of another, etc. Just one; no duplicates and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By Reflector Guy

I only managed to ride one day, today (Monday). ...

I only managed to ride one day, today (Monday). A 25-mile loop on the rail-trails.

Nice weather. Much less humidity. Elevation changes were minimal; just the usual up-and-downs over various...
09-04-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,083
Posted By Reflector Guy

You've got it! I remember as kids, we used...

You've got it!

I remember as kids, we used to have to follow some very specific rules about dressing for cold weather. If the temperature was predicted to be 45 and rising, a lightweight jacket...
09-04-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,842
Posted By Reflector Guy

Pine-Sol is another one that can damage paint. ...

Pine-Sol is another one that can damage paint. It probably won't hurt the paint if you use it and then wash it all off quickly, but I wouldn't risk it.
09-04-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,540
Posted By Reflector Guy

Some years ago, Car and Driver magazine did a big...

Some years ago, Car and Driver magazine did a big article about red-light cameras. One of the most interesting points they raised was how the contract with the city guarantees a certain minimum...
09-04-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,455
Posted By Reflector Guy

I get it, man! No need to throw gas on the fire.

I get it, man! No need to throw gas on the fire.
09-03-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,455
Posted By Reflector Guy

Sure, but my post that you quoted was based on...

Sure, but my post that you quoted was based on the OP's first post which did not mention gravel at all. Only in the next six posts between his and mine did "gravel" get mentioned a bunch of times. ...
09-03-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By Reflector Guy

I don't wear a mask when I ride, but keep in mind...

I don't wear a mask when I ride, but keep in mind I'm always riding solo and I avoid everyone else as best as I can. I keep out of downtown where there is traffic and crowds.

Those people eating...
09-03-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,540
Posted By Reflector Guy

Maybe Dateline NBC can send in Chris Hanson and...

Maybe Dateline NBC can send in Chris Hanson and his team to monitor the database and link up the entries with active court cases....
09-03-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,680
Posted By Reflector Guy

I've been in plenty of rural areas where even...

I've been in plenty of rural areas where even motorists wave at each other. They probably think it's strange that we city dwellers don't wave.
09-02-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,540
Posted By Reflector Guy

Glad I'm not the only one who has noticed that.

Glad I'm not the only one who has noticed that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,911
Posted By Reflector Guy

Careful, now. He's going to accuse you of being...

Careful, now. He's going to accuse you of being a newbie!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,911
Posted By Reflector Guy

Yet you were so wildly incorrect in that Star...

Yet you were so wildly incorrect in that Star Wars discussion last week... A swing and a miss.
09-02-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,083
Posted By Reflector Guy

My mother thinks that way. Probably all of our...

My mother thinks that way. Probably all of our mothers do.

Just like how watching TV in a dark room will ruin our eyesight.
08-31-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 567
Posted By Reflector Guy

I am assuming you're referring to the "safety...

I am assuming you're referring to the "safety yellow" color, such as seen on highway worker's vests?

You'll probably find plenty of yellow, orange or even bright green bikes but probably not...
08-28-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 13,244
Posted By Reflector Guy

I was involved in model trains for most of my...

I was involved in model trains for most of my life until I eventually got tired of the constantly rising prices, the endless chasing of better- and more-detailed equipment, and my aging eyes....
08-28-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,087
Posted By Reflector Guy

I heard the "JDM" and "Shocker" stickers add...

I heard the "JDM" and "Shocker" stickers add horsepower too...
08-28-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,087
Posted By Reflector Guy

Is this to aid in identification if the bike is...

Is this to aid in identification if the bike is lost or stolen? If not, it sounds like a "Because Racecar" kind of thing. Bonus points if you include a little flag decal after your name.
08-27-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 902
Posted By Reflector Guy

Cool that they responded so quickly! :thumb:

Cool that they responded so quickly! :thumb:
08-27-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,130
Posted By Reflector Guy

Aluminum, rim, oil, no helmet.... And I bought...

Aluminum, rim, oil, no helmet.... And I bought it back in the days before they started forcing us to buy 1x drivetrains.
08-26-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,909
Posted By Reflector Guy

No, I said there's no doubt that you definitely...

No, I said there's no doubt that you definitely ARE a nerd.
08-26-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 876
Posted By Reflector Guy

I do that too when I ride after work. Trouble...

I do that too when I ride after work. Trouble is, I think many times the wind shifts as we get close to sunset. I don't like to ride home against the wind but it seems it happens even when I plan...
08-26-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By Reflector Guy

Surly.

Surly.
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