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09-26-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,434
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Look, I can't speak for BBB, but as someone in...

Look, I can't speak for BBB, but as someone in software development, it's not a big challenge to write software that will track every bike transaction on eBay. Why would you think BBB doesn't do...
09-26-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 666
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I've found the Polar H10 to be extremely durable...

I've found the Polar H10 to be extremely durable and dependable after 1 year of use (4-5 times per week). Also plays nicely with Apple Watch. Very accurate, which is often not the case for armbands...
Replies: 54
Views: 2,780
Posted By blacknbluebikes

hmmm. some cat presents in good faith, then...

hmmm. some cat presents in good faith, then damages my bike, then tries to rip me off. yeah. "Ah, perhaps you need a U-lock. Here, test it out on the side of your head while I swing it."
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,858
Posted By blacknbluebikes

wow.

wow.
08-28-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,634
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Going out in the sun increases your risk of...

Going out in the sun increases your risk of cancer.
Maintaining a stressful job increases your risk of heart attack.
Riding on the road definitely increases your risk of getting hit by a car....
Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,658
Posted By blacknbluebikes

my new bike came with a quantum computer. it...

my new bike came with a quantum computer. it says you need "approximately more. sometimes."
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,120
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Rules 14 through 18 apply, with special emphasis...

Rules 14 through 18 apply, with special emphasis on Rule 15.
04-18-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,615
Posted By blacknbluebikes

don't overthink it.

don't overthink it.
03-28-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,405
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Please don't fall under my car while you're doing...

Please don't fall under my car while you're doing this.
Replies: 12
Views: 1,225
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I have Shimano Tri- shoes (not those, but...

I have Shimano Tri- shoes (not those, but similar, don't recall model right now) and I have some Giro Factors.
The Tri shoes do live up to those selling points, no question, but they are not even...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-18-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,951
Posted By blacknbluebikes

nice portfolio, thx for putting that together.

nice portfolio, thx for putting that together.
03-18-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,354
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Lose It! - calorie counter app. understand...

Lose It! - calorie counter app. understand your fuel intake and fuel burn. it's hard not to lose a pound a week if you maintain a simple daily deficit of 500 calories. suffer on hills, not at...
03-18-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,585
Posted By blacknbluebikes

more panels usually means a better fit

more panels usually means a better fit
03-17-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,698
Posted By blacknbluebikes

'05 S-works Roubaix. This bike was good enough...

'05 S-works Roubaix. This bike was good enough for TDF, I'm sure any shortfalls in my experiences are not from this bike.
And, yes, the Campy Record triple FR provides a gear for every...
01-23-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,411
Posted By blacknbluebikes

surprised no one mentioned this: don't pay too...

surprised no one mentioned this: don't pay too much attention to "miles" on a trainer. friction/load effects don't match the real world - you're not actually cutting thru the air with resistance, nor...
01-23-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,480
Posted By blacknbluebikes

spend twenty hours or so on rollers. enforces...

spend twenty hours or so on rollers. enforces "balanced form"
01-03-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By blacknbluebikes

No surprise that HR is going to be a function of...

No surprise that HR is going to be a function of how hard you're working.
so, you should be looking to see that you're getting stronger over time (months) and that you get the same work done with...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-18, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By blacknbluebikes

if you can rent a decent ride, do it. optimize...

if you can rent a decent ride, do it. optimize "flexibility" in this case. if you ride a typical frame (like a 56 or similar) you won't even need to book ahead.
and when you get back, you'll be so...
Forum: Foo
10-11-18, 11:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 782
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Jeeze, Isabella... why the heck are you spending...

Jeeze, Isabella... why the heck are you spending any money to send that idiot Columbus to the friggin' "new world" ?

Oh, all you stupid pilgrims, there is nothing across the ocean you can't...
Forum: Foo
10-04-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 613
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Uh, do you pay for it?

Uh, do you pay for it?
Forum: Foo
10-03-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 613
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I saw that lifehacker article when it was...

I saw that lifehacker article when it was published the other day.
"Click bait" imho. Nothing gets clicks faster than an article talking about problems with a new thing. Clicks keep sites in...
Forum: Touring
10-03-18, 01:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,423
Posted By blacknbluebikes

you probably saw this: ...

you probably saw this: https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/product-news/the-best-bike-saddles-4525

but I moved to these 2 yrs ago and haven't looked back.
https://www.ismseat.com/
Forum: Touring
10-03-18, 12:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,606
Posted By blacknbluebikes

"Sorry, Sir," she said, holding up my Park Tool...

"Sorry, Sir," she said, holding up my Park Tool Pedal Wrench.
Forum: Touring
09-24-18, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 696
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I, too, have gotten great results with...

I, too, have gotten great results with BikeFlights.
09-19-18, 11:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,851
Posted By blacknbluebikes

You might consider collecting a decent amount of...

You might consider collecting a decent amount of data to discuss with a cardiologist (is this doc you're mentioning a cardiologist or a GP?).
I have pretty crazy blood pressure, aka "highly labile...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By blacknbluebikes

after fit, consider hand position. if you're...

after fit, consider hand position.
if you're putting pressure on the nerves where they enter the hand from the wrist, you'll get numbness.
search images of "nerves of the hand".
make sure that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,498
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I use an apple watch series 2 on the bike quite a...

I use an apple watch series 2 on the bike quite a lot. Works fine for most riding. I do not use it "exclusively."
I find its GPS distance accuracy to be within about 1% over legitimate mileage...
09-11-18, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Happy feet usually requires 1) a slightly-large...

Happy feet usually requires 1) a slightly-large toebox in the shoe, 2) a seriously stiff shoe (best: carbon outsole). If you're buying shoes, don't "cheap out' on your feet, get good shoes for your...
09-10-18, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By blacknbluebikes

My giro shoes have been pretty flawless for 3...

My giro shoes have been pretty flawless for 3 years now. no issues.
Forum: Commuting
09-10-18, 11:54 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,316
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Prevents shark bites. Keep it in the bag.

Prevents shark bites. Keep it in the bag.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,493
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I use the apple watch (3) pretty regularly...

I use the apple watch (3) pretty regularly instead of the phone. Typically track w/ strava watch app, not always, sometimes the apple workout app. I'm just logging with it into overall apple health...
Forum: Introductions
09-10-18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By blacknbluebikes

You'll have no problem w/ the 5BBT. Aim higher.

You'll have no problem w/ the 5BBT. Aim higher.
09-07-18, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,132
Posted By blacknbluebikes

The "ride like rocks" comments on Gatorskins...

The "ride like rocks" comments on Gatorskins always hit me as a lot of hooey (technical term).
I ride my "fast bike" on GP4k-2's. Love 'em.
I ride my "far bike" on Gatorskins. Love 'em. But I...
08-29-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By blacknbluebikes

battled that a bit this year. a real recovery is...

battled that a bit this year. a real recovery is 6-8 weeks IMHO.
Forum: Northeast
08-27-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Bike is the least of your problems, there,...

Bike is the least of your problems, there, stmalk.
American Cancer Society says you've got a 1-in-3 chance of developing cancer. I'd say your bike-related injury risk is a lot smaller than that. ...
08-10-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,344
Posted By blacknbluebikes

All about the instructor. They choose the...

All about the instructor. They choose the routine, they choose the music, they are "mono-logging" most of the class.
You might groove with it and get a great workout session. You might just cringe...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By blacknbluebikes

hmmm. I've been sitting at desks in front of...

hmmm. I've been sitting at desks in front of computers pretty much every day of work since 1986. I don't think that's a "cause" of any kind of fitness issues. A lack of exercise, however, is...
08-01-18, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,275
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Love my Feedback Sports Ultralight. As above,...

Love my Feedback Sports Ultralight. As above, out of your stated px-range, but durable, stable and well constructed are pretty important in this category. They now offer a "Recreational Stand" for...
07-27-18, 10:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 474
Posted By blacknbluebikes

a lot of delivery bikes here in NYC are wrapped...

a lot of delivery bikes here in NYC are wrapped with old inner tubes and tied off with electrical tape. guarantees that crappy look you're seeking...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,240
Posted By blacknbluebikes

For me, rollers are for when you can't or won't...

For me, rollers are for when you can't or won't ride outside.
If you have to ride inside, you can be on a fixed trainer or rollers.
A fixed trainer is like pedals on a box. There's no feeling of...
Forum: Northeast
07-26-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,677
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I feel like the anti-bike sentiment is a bit on...

I feel like the anti-bike sentiment is a bit on the high side here in NYC lately. And that court experience is not likely to be a "great day." I think you're kinda betting on the judge's mood for...
07-23-18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,963
Posted By blacknbluebikes

If the free version works for you, well, there ya...

If the free version works for you, well, there ya go.
But if an app is something that really helps you, you like it, and you use it a lot, please reconsider a paid subscription - for whichever app...
07-17-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,851
Posted By blacknbluebikes

As someone who works in midtown manhattan every...

As someone who works in midtown manhattan every day... I suggest that proximity is very important to developing perspective on what is going on with e-bikes around NYC.
1. Of course, it's not the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Second the vote on the Thule. It's kept its...

Second the vote on the Thule. It's kept its value for 15 years now, being used on a third car (wagon, minivan, now SUV). Modular design has huge intrinsic value. Use the "coffin" when we go...
05-31-18, 10:54 AM
04-20-18, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 997
Posted By blacknbluebikes

steal this book: ...

steal this book:
https://www.parktool.com/product/big-blue-book-of-bicycle-repair-3rd-edition-bbb-3
04-17-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,909
Posted By blacknbluebikes

They're so heavy because they have to be...

They're so heavy because they have to be lawyer-proof.
04-10-18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,826
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Also keep in mind that NYC police use automated...

Also keep in mind that NYC police use automated license plate readers (those white boxes on trunk lid) and if THOSE don't function, then LFE loses a "critical surveillance tool" that they've...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,210
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Blowing thru red lights on the way to a...

Blowing thru red lights on the way to a hospital... umm... ah...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-18, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By blacknbluebikes

keep it simple. I always see a trainer or two on...

keep it simple. I always see a trainer or two on Craig's List for like $50-75. might have to ask your LBS for a "trainer skewer" that fits the trainer's couplings. your legs will be fine in a few...
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