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Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-15, 03:22 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,556
Posted By Kabloink

Having my first bike with freewheel was a bigger...

Having my first bike with freewheel was a bigger impact to me than multiple gears back in the old timey days. Then again, that coaster brake bike I moved up from had a sweet banana seat and chrome...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-15, 01:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,523
Posted By Kabloink

You can't blame democrats for not wanting to ride...

You can't blame democrats for not wanting to ride a penny farthing.
09-16-15, 10:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,548
Posted By Kabloink

There will be a retro movement in bicycles with...

There will be a retro movement in bicycles with kick stands, chain guards, and fenders returning as standard equipment.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-15, 09:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,391
Posted By Kabloink

I tend to use New Balance cross training tennis...

I tend to use New Balance cross training tennis shoes. They have a stiffer sole than normal running shoes which works fairly well for flats.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-15, 09:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,461
Posted By Kabloink

Marketing. It's what the pros use. Heck,...

Marketing. It's what the pros use.

Heck, even department store bikes are getting into the low spoke game. The Schwinn Discover $250 bike has 24 spoke wheels. Hate to see what happens to those...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-15, 03:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,344
Posted By Kabloink

I would strongly advise you to drill stress...

I would strongly advise you to drill stress relief holes in the fork(don't do this). If a crack forms the holes will prevent them from spreading all the way across the fork.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,236
Posted By Kabloink

Just stay away from the bubblegum. Yummy,...

Just stay away from the bubblegum.

Yummy, yummy, yummy, I got love in my tummy and I feel like a-lovin' you
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-12, 02:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,984
Posted By Kabloink

Having grown up in nothern Indiana, I can say...

Having grown up in nothern Indiana, I can say some of us old timers really did ride in the snow both ways. Our parents weren't going to drive us just because it was snowing back then.

On the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-11, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By Kabloink

If you live someplace with extreme heat and...

If you live someplace with extreme heat and humidity like what we are currently having in Texas, you don't become acclimatized. You make adjustments to the heat. Like riding earlier in the morning or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-11, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By Kabloink

If your purpose of having the bike is to enjoy it...

If your purpose of having the bike is to enjoy it now, then paint it.

If your purpose of having the bike is to own a collectible 30 years down the road, then don't paint it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-11, 07:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,999
Posted By Kabloink

Anytime I ride my bike I carry a spare tube,...

Anytime I ride my bike I carry a spare tube, patch kit, tire levers, multi-tool, and a pump. Depending on the bike it could be carried in a seat bag with the pump attached to the frame or a rack...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-11, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By Kabloink

He missed one of the more important topics ...

He missed one of the more important topics

"Should I wear underwear under my bike shorts? - no

and the related

"Should I wear underwear over my bikeshorts?" - no, unless they are boxer...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-11, 09:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,187
Posted By Kabloink

I am pretty sure this was a Lifetime movie.

I am pretty sure this was a Lifetime movie.
05-30-11, 08:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,972
Posted By Kabloink

I use a old beater mountain bike with Wald...

I use a old beater mountain bike with Wald folding metal baskets. No need to take it inside.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-11, 07:51 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,812
Posted By Kabloink

No mention of the obvious? When riding...

No mention of the obvious?

When riding through questionable areas, make sure you have flat/puncture resistance tires. Nothing sucks more than getting a flat at night in a bad area.

Well,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-11, 03:02 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,038
Posted By Kabloink

I must be getting old. The first thing that...

I must be getting old.

The first thing that came to my mind was the old safety/suicide brake levers.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-11, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,377
Posted By Kabloink

Don't forget the gravy. You can't have biscuits...

Don't forget the gravy. You can't have biscuits without sausage gravy.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-10, 06:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,166
Posted By Kabloink

I learned that mistake 20 years ago. Thanks to a...

I learned that mistake 20 years ago. Thanks to a review in Bicycling magazine I bought some racing tires with a thin layer of rubber that they claimed would be flat resistant due to the high thread...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-10, 10:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,129
Posted By Kabloink

A must have item? Good condition old Suntour...

A must have item? Good condition old Suntour ratchet bar cons or Rivendell silver shifters bar ends.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-10, 06:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,536
Posted By Kabloink

http://imgur.com/cHIjM.jpg :D

http://imgur.com/cHIjM.jpg

:D
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-10, 10:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,179
Posted By Kabloink

I haven't tried to touch the floor with my knees...

I haven't tried to touch the floor with my knees locked since high school decades ago. I just tried and I can almost put the flats of my hands on the ground. Toe touching was easy.

The odd thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-10, 08:13 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 11,616
Posted By Kabloink

The humorous thing about these events is that...

The humorous thing about these events is that people look around and think everyone is a fred without realizing people are thinking the same about them.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-10, 08:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,685
Posted By Kabloink

Blasphemer! Kneel before our precious epoxy...

Blasphemer!

Kneel before our precious epoxy bonded synthetic fibers!
12-07-10, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By Kabloink

Likely it had a sexy leather Brooks saddle. I...

Likely it had a sexy leather Brooks saddle. I mean who wouldn't want to ....... Um, I mean that pervert!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-10, 08:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,998
Posted By Kabloink

I think you gained the knowledge that at certain...

I think you gained the knowledge that at certain times being conservative in your speeds is a smarter approach than blindly going full tilt. Something that many newer riders have yet to grasp as...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-10, 10:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,066
Posted By Kabloink

It's only bad if your bike has a steel frame and...

It's only bad if your bike has a steel frame and you stick your tongue on it.

Hey don't judge me. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-10, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,932
Posted By Kabloink

He trying the old increase the price to make it...

He trying the old increase the price to make it appear to be higher quality mind game. Not that the KHS is low quality, but people tend to associate high prices with high quality. Similarly, people...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-10, 10:03 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,368
Posted By Kabloink

Shhhh! Such posts will destroy the carbon fiber...

Shhhh! Such posts will destroy the carbon fiber water bottle cage industry.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-10, 11:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,449
Posted By Kabloink

It's sort of like the old Apple versus PC debate....

It's sort of like the old Apple versus PC debate.

Apple users often claim cheaper computers are inferior for various reasons like support while PC users claim they have the same hardware for...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-10, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By Kabloink

That looked rather fragile compared to a gear and...

That looked rather fragile compared to a gear and chain set up. I really don't see much advantage over an internal geared hub system for high reliability.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-10, 04:55 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,333
Posted By Kabloink

Just be happy it's not a posing in your bike...

Just be happy it's not a posing in your bike shorts thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-10, 04:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,456
Posted By Kabloink

Might as well throw in "The Rivendell philosophy...

Might as well throw in "The Rivendell philosophy is correct and everyone else is wrong", "why steel is the best frame material" and "wearing underwear under bike shorts" to make it a truly epic...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-10, 04:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,347
Posted By Kabloink

Yep, the old normal tires were more like 1 3/8...

Yep, the old normal tires were more like 1 3/8 inches if I remember correctly. Sadly, way too wide for most non touring/cyclecross frames now days.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-10, 04:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,347
Posted By Kabloink

A 28mm road tire might fit your needs. Wide...

A 28mm road tire might fit your needs. Wide enough for increased stability, but will fit within a lot of road bikes frames and on existing rims.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-10, 03:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,605
Posted By Kabloink

But, but.... think of all the weight you saved...

But, but.... think of all the weight you saved before you ate pavement.

The one posted about the frame which broke while braking is rather scary. I can understand breaks from crashes, but a...
11-29-10, 12:01 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,273
Posted By Kabloink

I would say 30 to 35mph on the flats, 20mph...

I would say 30 to 35mph on the flats, 20mph uphill and 50 to 60mph downhill.

//flexes muscles

Really, my common speed on a road bike is close to 12-16mph. My aging nearsighted eyes prevent me...
11-29-10, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,711
Posted By Kabloink

I use bikes for commuting so it's fairly easy for...

I use bikes for commuting so it's fairly easy for me to justify several bikes. I need to have a backup bike in case I have mechanical issues with one of the bikes which I may not have time to fix...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-10, 10:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,761
Posted By Kabloink

When you say newbie, does that mean you just...

When you say newbie, does that mean you just started riding after buying your bike a week ago? If so, you need to slow things down. Try a short easy recovery ride in between those longer rides as...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-10, 09:31 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,551
Posted By Kabloink

Never trust a shill with a clean mountain bike.

Never trust a shill with a clean mountain bike.
05-05-10, 09:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,560
Posted By Kabloink

I am thinking the slowness has something to do...

I am thinking the slowness has something to do with the scripts. The site seems to load faster with scripts disabled using NoScript on firefox.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-09, 04:04 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,648
Posted By Kabloink

Unfortunately. I haven't had much success in...

Unfortunately. I haven't had much success in drilling rims for weight reduction.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-09, 07:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 703
Posted By Kabloink

Affect your cycling? You mean like trying...

Affect your cycling?

You mean like trying to make a turn with no signal while using a cell phone and eating a cheeseburger on the bike, yelling at other cyclists to get off the road and ride on...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-09, 09:08 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,178
Posted By Kabloink

Since most Road Nazis are in reality Freds, the...

Since most Road Nazis are in reality Freds, the question is moot.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-09, 01:38 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,201
Posted By Kabloink

I would have to nominate the Underwear Nazi.

I would have to nominate the Underwear Nazi.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-09, 09:05 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,864
Posted By Kabloink

Why would anyone be ashamed about admitting they...

Why would anyone be ashamed about admitting they are a Fred?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-09, 10:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,138
Posted By Kabloink

How can any mother be proud of a roadie? We...

How can any mother be proud of a roadie? We constantly break the rule about always wearing clean underwear.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-09, 05:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,217
Posted By Kabloink

You must be a Bicycling Magazine subscriber.:D

You must be a Bicycling Magazine subscriber.:D
01-25-09, 01:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,909
Posted By Kabloink

Basically for a 49cc moped/scooter you will need...

Basically for a 49cc moped/scooter you will need a moped licence(computer test only, no driving test), tags, and insurance. Anything larger than 49cc will be considered a motorcycle, requiring a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-08, 02:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,844
Posted By Kabloink

Tips to avoid looking like a blogging fred ...

Tips to avoid looking like a blogging fred

#1 Don't spread top ten lists over multiple pages.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-08, 06:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,060
Posted By Kabloink

Using a electric bike might be cheaper in the...

Using a electric bike might be cheaper in the states that treat them as electrically assisted bicycles. Often meaning no required insurance, no special license, and no annual registration fees and...
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