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10-15-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 860
Posted By Reflector Guy

I think it's quite possible they are both the...

I think it's quite possible they are both the same person.
10-13-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,610
Posted By Reflector Guy

Cash talks. :innocent: But don't even...

Cash talks. :innocent:

But don't even THINK about using the warranty!
10-13-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,610
Posted By Reflector Guy

Her hand must be REALLY flexible! It fits...

Her hand must be REALLY flexible! It fits simultaneously behind the stem and in front of the fork spacers...
10-13-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,610
Posted By Reflector Guy

The photographer in me is trying to figure what...

The photographer in me is trying to figure what shutter speed they used to blur the background to such an extent but all the spokes are frozen almost as if the bike isn't even moving at all...
10-12-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,610
Posted By Reflector Guy

Wrapping the tape around the brake levers uses up...

Wrapping the tape around the brake levers uses up all the excess tape that would just get trimmed at the end..... Or some such logic.
10-11-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,044
Posted By Reflector Guy

I own a bike that currently costs about $1400 for...

I own a bike that currently costs about $1400 for a brand new 2021 model.... What would a US-made bike of equal features and build quality cost? $1500? $2000? $3000? At some point there is a...
10-11-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,044
Posted By Reflector Guy

I've owned a couple pairs of New Balance. Then I...

I've owned a couple pairs of New Balance. Then I looked around and realized I was the youngest person around wearing them... By a couple of decades at least!

I think if you take a tour of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By Reflector Guy

How tall is he currently? I was about that age...

How tall is he currently? I was about that age when I inherited my dad's bike and it remained my bike for the next decade. It was too big for me for about the first year.
10-05-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,349
Posted By Reflector Guy

What I really need is a route that looks like one...

What I really need is a route that looks like one of those M.C. Escher drawings.... Downhill in both directions!
10-05-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,349
Posted By Reflector Guy

Since I start and stop each ride at my home,...

Since I start and stop each ride at my home, wouldn't the sum total be zero? I ride up a hill, then I ride back down.
09-27-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,590
Posted By Reflector Guy

You can go on Youtube and see "Trek Factory Tour"...

You can go on Youtube and see "Trek Factory Tour" videos, of their facility in Wisconsin. I'm not sure if that fancy new place was built before or after they moved production to Asia, but it appears...
09-24-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,828
Posted By Reflector Guy

No.... More like a Felix Unger-style neat freak....

No.... More like a Felix Unger-style neat freak. Thin and fastidious. Paranoid of dirt. Just as an example, one year we bought new trucks for some of our guys and he insisted he should get one...
09-24-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,828
Posted By Reflector Guy

Where I work, we used to have a guy who...

Where I work, we used to have a guy who occasionally worked part-time for Toys R Us assembling bikes. He liked the job because he could start at something like 7PM and work until closing time with...
09-23-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,828
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'm most fascinated by the brake rotors and...

I'm most fascinated by the brake rotors and calipers mounted on different sides, front and back wheels.
09-21-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,202
Posted By Reflector Guy

I've got something similar to that, and it came...

I've got something similar to that, and it came pre-installed on the phone. A spiral-wound cable, more like a cord actually, connects the handset to the wall-mounted dial-equipped base. The whole...
09-17-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,999
Posted By Reflector Guy

Bianchis are nice bikes if you like to have...

Bianchis are nice bikes if you like to have something you don't see a hundred others just like it every time you go for a ride. I ride two or three times a week and I don't think I've seen more that...
09-17-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,973
Posted By Reflector Guy

And sometimes it is tough to gauge ahead of time...

And sometimes it is tough to gauge ahead of time how coarse a given trail will be.

My goal for this year (now it'll be next year) is to ride the Katy trail in Missouri. Depending on who you...
09-17-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,973
Posted By Reflector Guy

His posts always remind me of those old sayings...

His posts always remind me of those old sayings about blind squirrels and broken clocks....
09-16-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,973
Posted By Reflector Guy

Yep, that's the down side. After a lot of heavy...

Yep, that's the down side. After a lot of heavy rain, there can be occasional puddles. I just steer around them. But more annoying is the spray that get kicks up by the tires. It has to be really...
09-16-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,973
Posted By Reflector Guy

Very close! I ride on the Illinois Prairie Path...

Very close! I ride on the Illinois Prairie Path and the Great Western Trail west of Chicago. I see countless road bikes with "normal" road bike tires there every day.

The only time I wish I had...
09-16-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,973
Posted By Reflector Guy

Depends on what you mean by "small gravel" I...

Depends on what you mean by "small gravel" I suppose.

Here in Illinois at least, the rail trails are hardpacked FA-6 gradation limestone screenings. Closeup, it resembles very small gravel. But...
09-16-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,718
Posted By Reflector Guy

It's true.... The part of the bar in between the...

It's true.... The part of the bar in between the two shifters is actually an outer "cuff" that clamps the left and right half of the handlebar together.
09-14-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,718
Posted By Reflector Guy

I heard they were doing a century.... The bike...

I heard they were doing a century.... The bike broke and she had to walk the remaining forty miles!
09-14-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,090
Posted By Reflector Guy

I lose enough PSI that if I ride my bike twice a...

I lose enough PSI that if I ride my bike twice a week, I have to put air in twice a week. Not a lot, of course, but some.

If I ride two days in a row, I usually don't bother.

I used to live in...
09-14-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,718
Posted By Reflector Guy

You've posted that picture before..... I always...

You've posted that picture before..... I always assumed that was your wife!
09-14-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Reflector Guy

That last number is the most interesting.... I...

That last number is the most interesting.... I wonder what it means by "active"? Surely there aren't 6699 actual registered members all logged in at the same time.

At each forum section, it tells...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,485
Posted By Reflector Guy

Or gradually slow down until he gets impatient...

Or gradually slow down until he gets impatient and decides to pass you.
09-13-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,268
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'd probably pay $200 for a used Trek if it was a...

I'd probably pay $200 for a used Trek if it was a model I liked, in good shape and if it fit me well.
09-08-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,718
Posted By Reflector Guy

Speaking of Colnago, on Youtube there is a guy...

Speaking of Colnago, on Youtube there is a guy who took a cheap Kent bike (not a Denali but probably a Genesis or Giordano I think) and decalled over it with vinyl wrap and Colnago decals. Looked...
09-08-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,718
Posted By Reflector Guy

I was always curious about their choice of name. ...

I was always curious about their choice of name. Why GMC? Why Denali? They could have called it the Boeing 737 or the Canon EOS1 or the Steinway Baby Grand and those names would make about as much...
09-08-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,718
Posted By Reflector Guy

A $40 Denali was the type of bike my brother and...

A $40 Denali was the type of bike my brother and I would get for Christmas. A Denali at regular retail price was something we might dream of getting someday as a hand-me-down.

I rode a pretty...
09-08-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By Reflector Guy

My bike doesn't get very dirty, just dusty from...

My bike doesn't get very dirty, just dusty from the bike path. Dilute Simple Green and a spray of water at low pressure cleans it up nice.

Last time I cleaned it, I applied a ceramic coating from...
09-07-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Reflector Guy

Interesting, I didn't know a 2018 Via Nirone...

Interesting, I didn't know a 2018 Via Nirone still had Campagnolo components. My 2019 is all Shimano.

I'd say, if it is Celeste green, I'd go for it!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By Reflector Guy

LOL So that's what the bike would look like if...

LOL So that's what the bike would look like if you don't remove all the padding that comes with it in the box!

Bonus points if you still had those black plastic disks that keep the wheels from...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By Reflector Guy

Keep an eye on it; the noise will return once...

Keep an eye on it; the noise will return once everything dries out. The rainwater provided a temporary "lubrication" of sorts which has quieted the noise. I hesitate to use the term "lubrication"...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,760
Posted By Reflector Guy

I've forgotten my water a few times.... I'll...

I've forgotten my water a few times.... I'll stop for a drink and look down and then I'll remember it's sitting at home on the kitchen counter where I left it.

Storebought Aquafina bottles fit my...
08-31-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,951
Posted By Reflector Guy

We could probably set up a poll here on the forum...

We could probably set up a poll here on the forum asking every member who is 50+ when they think bikes reached their zenith and no two members will answer the same. Every member probably has fond...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Reflector Guy

"Shards" of concrete? Unlikely.... Small...

"Shards" of concrete? Unlikely.... Small flakes of concrete are more likely to crumble than to do anything else. It doesn't splinter like that.

What area are you in? Is it possible they may...
08-30-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 676
Posted By Reflector Guy

I thought he meant that also. I was picturing in...

I thought he meant that also. I was picturing in my mind the people who have "distressed" guitars or Leica cameras, hoping to conjour up some of the Willie Nelson or Henri Cartier Bresson skills...
08-30-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,951
Posted By Reflector Guy

I think it depends on the bike. A cheap bike...

I think it depends on the bike. A cheap bike from the 70s or 80s wasn't all that great.

I rode an old Sears bike for too many years.... I think many of the parts on it were made from pot metal. ...
08-27-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,104
Posted By Reflector Guy

You might want to consider scaling back your...

You might want to consider scaling back your rides to five minutes or so.
08-26-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,670
Posted By Reflector Guy

And if I remember right, we were always told we...

And if I remember right, we were always told we were supposed to set up the bars with the straight part at the bottom of the drop parallel to the ground. Thus the hoods would be pointing down.... But...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By Reflector Guy

Same here; the dust is crazy when the weather has...

Same here; the dust is crazy when the weather has been dry. I have one of those Park Tool chain cleaning gizmos and I clean the chain and gears several times each season. I am sure the dust is no...
08-26-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,670
Posted By Reflector Guy

If you were riding on the heel of your hands,...

If you were riding on the heel of your hands, could it be the stem/reach was too long?

Watch the other riders; I bet they aren't in the drops "all" the time either.
08-26-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,078
Posted By Reflector Guy

You're all doing it wrong. The hill is only 0.2...

You're all doing it wrong. The hill is only 0.2 miles...... Get going fast enough before the hill so you can coast UP the hill AND back down the other side.
08-25-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 774
Posted By Reflector Guy

That's OK. I think the result would be the same...

That's OK. I think the result would be the same number with either formula. :)
08-25-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 774
Posted By Reflector Guy

Yes. Miles ridden on the flat = number of pushups...

Yes. Miles ridden on the flat = number of pushups divided by number of squats, multiply by the square root of your tire circumference, plus three...
08-23-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,957
Posted By Reflector Guy

You forgot to ask how fast we can run a 100-yard...

You forgot to ask how fast we can run a 100-yard dash, and how many free-throws we can shoot.
08-23-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By Reflector Guy

Absolutely. It pays to ask around. I think...

Absolutely. It pays to ask around. I think every shop sets its own policy and it isn't always what the manufacturer wants. As an example, my Bianchi came unassembled in its original box, despite...
08-20-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,182
Posted By Reflector Guy

That probably explains why this might be the most...

That probably explains why this might be the most lopsided poll ever!
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