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11-21-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,217
Posted By Brocephus

Well, I'd hope not. No theories, no conspiracies....

Well, I'd hope not. No theories, no conspiracies. Just a joke. Really.:)
11-19-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By Brocephus

I'm a big fan of neck gaiters, and my trusty old...

I'm a big fan of neck gaiters, and my trusty old cycling beanie. Along with a wind vest, they're worth their weight in gold. The beanie is thin enough to fit under a helmet, but very effective ( and...
11-19-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 713
Posted By Brocephus

For some reason, I dont like riding road bikes in...

For some reason, I dont like riding road bikes in the cold, preferring one of my hybrids. They seem to be more suited to wearing relatively bulkier clothing, plus they both have flat pedals, which I...
11-18-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 661
Posted By Brocephus

That reminds me of another one ! I spotted a...

That reminds me of another one ! I spotted a smartphone on the edge of the grass, out here in the (relative) boonies. I turned around and grabbed it, and it seemed functional. At my next water stop I...
11-08-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,704
Posted By Brocephus

Years ago, when I was a more "serious" rider,and...

Years ago, when I was a more "serious" rider,and racer, I had nice(ish) winter riding gear, and though I never liked it, i toughed it out and hit the road.
But, then I got old, and fat, then took a...
11-01-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,741
Posted By Brocephus

I've recently found that I enjoy walking uphill a...

I've recently found that I enjoy walking uphill a bit during rides. But, it's not because I cant ride it, but that the backs of my legs sometimes get really tight, and I've found that walking uphill,...
10-31-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By Brocephus

If you're going to ride plain flat pedals, (which...

If you're going to ride plain flat pedals, (which I also have on my 2 hybrids), you might reconsider athletic/sneaker/tennis shoes, or if not those, then maybe some lightweight,low cut hiking shoe....
08-21-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7,771
Views: 2,720,425
Posted By Brocephus

I lucked into this super-clean, barely ridden...

I lucked into this super-clean, barely ridden 2013 Giant Escape1, via my local FB Marketplace, for $135 !!! The guy left the bottle cage, frame bag,and frame pump on it, and tossed in a Cannondale...
08-18-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,102
Posted By Brocephus

My frame also was originally set up with...

My frame also was originally set up with suspension,but I was installing a rigid steel fork. I realized that nearly too late, and re-crunched the numbers then frantically messaged RBP/Crosslake and...
08-06-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,459
Posted By Brocephus

Same here. I got a clearly poor copy of some Avid...

Same here. I got a clearly poor copy of some Avid brake levers a couple years ago. The back and forth,and a return, just wasnt worth the effort,and I ended up eating the loss. I'm currently after a...
04-15-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,406
Posted By Brocephus

Years ago, I picked up several head bands with...

Years ago, I picked up several head bands with the team ONCE logo on them, and I've been using those during the wam months, ever since. They're comfortable, and they do a great job keeping the sweat...
04-03-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,245
Posted By Brocephus

I've read that rubber tires (I think this was in...

I've read that rubber tires (I think this was in reference to car tires, but should be cross-applicable), do experience some degradation over time, enough that you don;t want to buy "new" car tires...
04-01-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,570
Posted By Brocephus

I had a chainring bizarrely implode on me about 2...

I had a chainring bizarrely implode on me about 2 weeks ago while lightly torquing up a hill, but thankfully, no accident or further damage resulted.
I've been a bike junky for decades, raced for a...
03-29-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,347
Posted By Brocephus

Titanium or stainless steel? Oops, I thought...

Titanium or stainless steel?
Oops, I thought this was gonna be another helmet thread ! :lol:
03-23-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Brocephus

"That's a bingo !!" Thanks, bro !!...

"That's a bingo !!" Thanks, bro !! :thumb:
03-16-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,791
Posted By Brocephus

Riding in the rain and flooded streets was fun,...

Riding in the rain and flooded streets was fun, back when I was a little kid in the 70's, riding a $49 Sears bike. But once old enough to buy my own bikes, from real bike shops, I got where I hate it...
09-11-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,073
Posted By Brocephus

My guess would be that's because it's on a...

My guess would be that's because it's on a recumbent. You can;t jump out of the saddle and hammer on a recumbent, like you can with a regular bike, so the chain doesn't get the same tension, and...
09-06-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 32,092
Posted By Brocephus

“To have a right to do a thing is not at all the...

“To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.”― G.K. Chesterton;)
09-06-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 32,092
Posted By Brocephus

You're being obtuse. Obviously you're within your...

You're being obtuse. Obviously you're within your rights to go 20mph (not sure where you came up with the idea he suggested otherwise), but you would also be going significantly under the posted...
Replies: 28
Views: 5,401
Posted By Brocephus

Yeah, 3 months-(ish) is ridiculous. And it ain't...

Yeah, 3 months-(ish) is ridiculous. And it ain't like they can fall back on the time-honored excuse that they, "just want to make sure it's done right the first time", LOL!!!
Anyway, I feel your...
Replies: 28
Views: 5,401
Posted By Brocephus

That's inexcusable, IMO. I would write a...

That's inexcusable, IMO. I would write a hand-written letter to the company pres/CEO, whoever, reading them the riot act, and have it signed like a petition, by everyone you know.
Can't hurt :)
08-29-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,171
Posted By Brocephus

Well then, they're close enough on enough...

Well then, they're close enough on enough critical points that we can, at bare minimum, call Texans "honorary" Southerners !! ;)
08-26-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 13,265
Posted By Brocephus

11. I can go to 11 !! :innocent:

11. I can go to 11 !!

:innocent:
08-19-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,171
Posted By Brocephus

I'm sure many of us recall the days when people...

I'm sure many of us recall the days when people often didn't bother locking their doors at night. Now a great many people won't answer the front door without a pistol in their hands. Applications for...
08-19-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,913
Posted By Brocephus

a line from Joe Dirt ?? :roflmao2:

a line from Joe Dirt ?? :roflmao2:
Forum: For Sale
08-18-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,928
Posted By Brocephus

Yeah, looks like it might be a 54. But, you could...

Yeah, looks like it might be a 54. But, you could also take that handy-dandy tape measure, clearly visible in pic #7 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=7) , and just...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,538
Posted By Brocephus

I can practically hear Phil and Bobke...

I can practically hear Phil and Bobke breathlessly calling this one a spectacular photo-finish, too close to call !!!!! :D
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,538
Posted By Brocephus

And you're tied with the last place guy !...

And you're tied with the last place guy ! :innocent:
08-14-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,883
Posted By Brocephus

Short of banning cars and trucks, it ain't gonna...

Short of banning cars and trucks, it ain't gonna happen. We can "educate", and sign petitions, and hold candlelight vigils till the cows come home, but society is going bat**** crazy, and it's only...
08-14-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,171
Posted By Brocephus

Yeah, that must be it, the societal insanity...

Yeah, that must be it, the societal insanity we're in the midst of can be traced directly to "stand your ground". :rolleyes:
08-14-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,777
Posted By Brocephus

Fortunately, I generally bike ride in a...

Fortunately, I generally bike ride in a semi-rural county, and don't have any serious red light intersections to navigate, but when I'm driving in town, I routinely slow down, often positioning...
08-12-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,839
Posted By Brocephus

Yep, no doubt, but the product is apparently...

Yep, no doubt, but the product is apparently legit. I got the pic from an ad on Amazon.



I think that thing IS the flux capacitor !
08-12-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,839
Posted By Brocephus

It just occurred to me that it looks suspiciously...

It just occurred to me that it looks suspiciously close to the "neural neutralizer" from the Star Trek episode, "Dagger of the Mind"........:eek:
...
08-11-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,435
Posted By Brocephus

Unless it's really obnoxious, it sounds like...

Unless it's really obnoxious, it sounds like something that may be unique and interesting to have on the bike. You might should reconsider.
But if you just gotta yank it, depending on what it's made...
08-11-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,839
Posted By Brocephus

Oh yeah, it spins alright. But, that will engage...

Oh yeah, it spins alright. But, that will engage the warp drive, which most of us don't have the tires for.
08-11-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,839
Posted By Brocephus

"That's not a tail light......THIS is a tail light!!"

edit: I found this on Amazon, LOL! It's 4 realz, yo ! :D

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1001x1001/619fswxb_tl_sl1001__ec57d3e5edfc00bc6a1d3682262b39b61628f6e5.jpg
08-11-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 41,516
Posted By Brocephus

On a happier note, I did my usual 30-40 miles...

On a happier note, I did my usual 30-40 miles today, and nobody flew past me, nearly taking the skin off my elbow, revving their engine and spraying me with exhaust, or shouting obscenities at me !...
08-10-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,583
Posted By Brocephus

The part on the far left appears to be a unit of ...

The part on the far left appears to be a unit of currency, equivalent to 1/4 of an American Dollar.



(sorry, I couldn't resist. I'll show myself out. :D)
08-08-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By Brocephus

I gotta agree with this reasoning. I've also been...

I gotta agree with this reasoning. I've also been really happy with the 3 or 4 C-dales that have passed through my stable, but I'd personally prefer the all-around better parts and wheels, over the...
08-08-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,472
Posted By Brocephus

I always thought it was pencil eraser !!...

I always thought it was pencil eraser !! :innocent:
08-07-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,130
Posted By Brocephus

To be fair, I don't believe the OP actually...

To be fair, I don't believe the OP actually "called out" or "shamed" the woman (unless anyone seriously suspects she's likely to be reading this thread). He's stated repeatedly he's just killing time...
08-04-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By Brocephus

Maybe something like the mesh bags used for...

Maybe something like the mesh bags used for toting scuba or snorkeling gear ? You could compartmentalize from there with a couple other smaller mesh bags, that would be easy to locate, and keep items...
08-03-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,258
Posted By Brocephus

Yup, same here. I've kept one on every bike I've...

Yup, same here. I've kept one on every bike I've owned, for years, and keep a spare in my road bike's seat bag, in case I fumble one into the weeds while fixing a flat way out in the boonies...
08-03-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,258
Posted By Brocephus

This is why I got in the habit years ago of using...

This is why I got in the habit years ago of using a schrader adapter. The presta's aren't as much of a problem when using a floor pump at home, but out on the road, pumping up a tire with my Silca...
08-03-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 35,726
Posted By Brocephus

On behalf of everyone, I sincerely and humbly...

On behalf of everyone, I sincerely and humbly apologize for your having been offended by random (but completely on topic) discussion taking place......on a discussion board !!!
Oh the humanity ! :D
08-03-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,146
Posted By Brocephus

While admittedly, it ain't no party, if you have...

While admittedly, it ain't no party, if you have some cooperative tires, it can be an outright breeze. My last couple flats, first I've had in a couple years, couldn't have been less of a delay or...
08-03-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 35,726
Posted By Brocephus

Yeah, it seems like pick-up truck guys are always...

Yeah, it seems like pick-up truck guys are always the most annoyed at having to slow down for 5 whole seconds, or move half a lane to the left. The vast majority of any aggressive/hostile attitude...
08-03-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,146
Posted By Brocephus

Must be nice, I'm jealous !! Around here it's a...

Must be nice, I'm jealous !! Around here it's a CVC pharmacy, a Dollar Store, or another convenience store/ gas station, that you can't seem to go a block without running into. :bang:
08-03-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,607
Posted By Brocephus

I haven't sifted through the whole thread, so i...

I haven't sifted through the whole thread, so i don't know if this has been mentioned, but some very common things I see inexperienced riders do, that slows them down and takes some of the fun out,...
08-02-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 35,726
Posted By Brocephus

No one suggested actually trying this, as I said,...

No one suggested actually trying this, as I said, I read it years ago in a similar thread, and posted it here just conversationally. Try not to have an aneurism.
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