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06-12-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,804
Posted By Phil_gretz

I wouldn't expect it to the degree that eBay is...

I wouldn't expect it to the degree that eBay is involved, plus there is overseas shipping. But you can reach out to the same sellers via eBay for the most part. You just pay an additional 9% or...
Forum: Foo
06-11-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,081
Posted By Phil_gretz

Spine Surgeon?

Yes. I had the surgical team that handles spinal injuries for the Washington Redskins. The top two surgeons worked one night in 2008 on my back, performing a laminectomy followed by an L4-L5 fusion....
06-10-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm sorry to read of your wife's difficulties. ...

I'm sorry to read of your wife's difficulties. I'm not sure that this forum is the place to go for advice. Do you have a medical advocate associated with your insurance carrier? Maybe your GP can...
06-10-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,314
Posted By Phil_gretz

Don't deny me my ability to save 15 grams...

Don't deny me my ability to save 15 grams...
06-05-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,654
Posted By Phil_gretz

Sorry about that. I was using internet shorthand...

Sorry about that. I was using internet shorthand speak, and it came off as smart alecky.

From what I've read from researchers, reviewers and testers, carbon rims tend to be on the stiffer side...
06-03-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,010
Posted By Phil_gretz

Positively NOT true. Marriage comes ahead of...

Positively NOT true. Marriage comes ahead of children in priority. A unified set of parents who can demonstrate male-female relationships, forgiveness, caring and courage goes the farthest to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,455
Posted By Phil_gretz

"105" but you never know what you'll...

"105" but you never know what you'll find...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,258
Posted By Phil_gretz

I like the suggestions so far, especially the...

I like the suggestions so far, especially the flashy jersey and pink bar tape.

But please tell your wife that it's a good looking bike right now...

EDIT:...and that she's beautiful. :love:
05-23-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,475
Posted By Phil_gretz

Suffering...

...is a badge of honor among cyclists. You must make your abode deep within the pain cave. Your residence is your pedigree. Toughen up.
05-22-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,215
Posted By Phil_gretz

This is my first thought. If she's a child, then...

This is my first thought. If she's a child, then good. Only $100 - because they spent your money.

If she's over 18, bad. Because she should have spent her own money, and not yours.

Anyway,...
05-20-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,078
Posted By Phil_gretz

Similar Question...

could be asked on a oenophile or sommelier web forum comparing good enough box wines from Costo with an exquisite vintage. Some folks may never have the capacity or opportunity to get it.

Why...
05-20-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,035
Posted By Phil_gretz

This is a pretty epic first post/rant that hits...

This is a pretty epic first post/rant that hits many of the old classic rants of the past. Well done!

takes on these:

BSO - "old Walmart bike"
LBS denied service - "bike shop mechanic......
Forum: Commuting
05-20-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,175
Posted By Phil_gretz

Game Changer?

Game changer to me means something that gives a distinct advantage over the "old way" of doing something. A competitive advantage in sports. An efficiency leap in accomplishing some task.

So,...
Forum: Foo
05-14-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Phil_gretz

You could also forgive her for her political...

You could also forgive her for her political attacks (because they stem from internal fears and distortions of reality, don't they?). What does your wife want out of this visit?

It may be...
05-14-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,721
Posted By Phil_gretz

Shows what happens when you are riding a frame...

Shows what happens when you are riding a frame with too short of a top tube. You compensated by shifting the saddle far back on its rails and sat rearward. The moment arm created by the downward...
05-13-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,140
Posted By Phil_gretz

Dude's Flyin'

Dude's Flyin'
05-10-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,763
Posted By Phil_gretz

Frozen burrito removed from jersey pocket, peeled...

Frozen burrito removed from jersey pocket, peeled and eaten while riding? +Pro points!
05-10-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,785
Posted By Phil_gretz

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-01-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,929
Posted By Phil_gretz

Yeah, that's not so. It must be fun to live in a...

Yeah, that's not so. It must be fun to live in a world with broad strokes and assumptions get you by. In the real world, we rely more heavily on facts. Google "Kinesis".
05-01-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,325
Posted By Phil_gretz

I went past a Bikini Wax place recently and...

I went past a Bikini Wax place recently and thought, "Wow, what a world? I can bring my bike chains in to be waxed by girls in bikinis." I wonder if they'd throw me out...
05-01-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,325
Posted By Phil_gretz

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04-25-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,420
Posted By Phil_gretz

The original question: Uncomfortable legs, have...

The original question: Uncomfortable legs, have any of you experienced this, and what did you do? [paraphrased]

This isn't really a medical question, per se. Any more than, "pollen makes my...
04-25-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,567
Posted By Phil_gretz

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of...

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age. - Victor Hugo.
04-24-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,885
Posted By Phil_gretz

Good luck, Dave. If you lived in my neck of the...

Good luck, Dave. If you lived in my neck of the woods, I'd invite you over and we'd dig into my stash of parts, or might have to order a thing or two. Down to the shop and start working. Maybe a...
03-03-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,331
Posted By Phil_gretz

I agree. Imagine your grandchildren talking after...

I agree. Imagine your grandchildren talking after the funeral, "...bless his heart, Granddad loved these old bikes and things. What are we going to do with them? Maybe we should just gather then...
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