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02-18-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,252
Posted By Billy Bones

70 here and just came in from throwing snow for...

70 here and just came in from throwing snow for two hours.

As a near livelong and daily cyclist and general endurance yob, I feel like I have a realistic handle on "perceived effort" and pacing.
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02-18-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,947
Posted By Billy Bones

Four bikes, four Brooks saddles...$475, maybe? ...

Four bikes, four Brooks saddles...$475, maybe?

As a lifelong and near daily cyclist, I ascribe to the "Three Most Important Components of Cycling" philosophy...fit, fit, and fit. I'll spend some...
02-14-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,504
Posted By Billy Bones

I use those plastic sleeves that newspapers come...

I use those plastic sleeves that newspapers come in....already sock-shaped! They're tough enough for 10 outings before they shred.

They're worth about 5-degrees F colder spin than socks...
02-14-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 23,958
Posted By Billy Bones

Rebecca...TREK Superfly ...

Rebecca...TREK Superfly
Selene...Specialized...Tricross
Ghisallo...Specialized Diverge
Eddy [as in Merckx]...TREK 930
02-14-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 76,803
Posted By Billy Bones

I look like a large unmade bed...

I look like a large unmade bed...
10-23-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,070
Posted By Billy Bones

In the US, Presidential tariffs and stuff....call...

In the US, Presidential tariffs and stuff....call the White house.
05-08-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,571
Posted By Billy Bones

OK...injured my neck* several years ago 'cause,...

OK...injured my neck* several years ago 'cause, you know, I do my own stunts on mountain bike, tho' that's never the plan.


Anyway, I use those microwavable 'beanbag' things most mornings to...
11-29-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,758
Posted By Billy Bones

Stihl [the chainsaw folks]...safety...

Stihl [the chainsaw folks]...safety rated...$14...lose 'em, bust 'em, scratch 'em, you're not out that much. Look good...I tell folks they're Italian...Milan.
11-29-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,926
Posted By Billy Bones

All my gals have Brooks. Worth every cent once...

All my gals have Brooks. Worth every cent once you break 'em in. My "Criterion of Saddle Virtue" [?], if I get beck from a spin and can't remember aching there below...that is, the saddle...
11-29-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,259
Posted By Billy Bones

Stihl [the chainsaw folks] brand. $14...safety...

Stihl [the chainsaw folks] brand. $14...safety rated...available in several lens densities...look good. Get 'em where Stihl equipment is sold...you can lose 'em, break 'em, wear 'em out by the...
03-08-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 10,115
Posted By Billy Bones

>>> Dumbest Thing You've Ever Done Two...

>>> Dumbest Thing You've Ever Done

Two things, really.

1. Bought that nurse a coffee. [I STILL wake up in a sweat after 32 years!], and

2. About the same time as #1...
03-07-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,817
Posted By Billy Bones

In that pro-world the best [of the best], only...

In that pro-world the best [of the best], only prevail over the other team's best by team effort. In a 120 km stage in this reality there is an astonishing air-resistance, calorie, hydration, and...
03-07-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,428
Posted By Billy Bones

RE: "...What keeps you engaged …" I got on bike...

RE: "...What keeps you engaged …" I got on bike at age 10. Small Town USA. Freedom, that. At 68, a constant companion. But Friend-O, I have the Dark Demon inside me. The only effective thing that...
02-04-18, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,555
Posted By Billy Bones

By the way, does your 930 have the black-spatter...

By the way, does your 930 have the black-spatter paint?
02-04-18, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,555
Posted By Billy Bones

Keep it! Put a little TLC and an updated bottom...

Keep it! Put a little TLC and an updated bottom bracket in it. IMHO while you may find better components on a newer bike, you'll not find a ride as satisfying as that TREK.


Got one myself! ...
01-25-18, 06:00 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,472
Posted By Billy Bones

Yep...this, specifically LUGGED steel. Runner...

Yep...this, specifically LUGGED steel. Runner up, same frame with SS/Fixed conversion.
12-17-17, 05:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,875
Posted By Billy Bones

Yep lifelong, requiring at least three sessions...

Yep lifelong, requiring at least three sessions per week [bike] to near exhaustion. It feels right and beats back the demon. There IS no other "why"?
08-25-17, 05:16 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 11,801
Posted By Billy Bones

Buy the bike you want...ride the way you...

Buy the bike you want...ride the way you like...forget how that guy "over there" rides.


Much happiness in this.
04-24-17, 06:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,373
Posted By Billy Bones

>>>biking close calls?<<< Runner-Up: Endo...

>>>biking close calls?<<<

Runner-Up: Endo out in The Maze...all 187 pounds directly head-first...felt my neck compress...busted my helmet...walked away...the Eternal Gods were with me.

Worst:...
04-18-17, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,693
Posted By Billy Bones

Thanks, folks. Appreciate the information and...

Thanks, folks. Appreciate the information and advice.
04-17-17, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,693
Posted By Billy Bones

Through-Axle Thread Wear/Cross-Threading: A Question

[Yes, I searched]

My TREK SuperFly 9.7 has through-axles front and rear and I transport it in a pickup rack with the front wheel removed and the axle screwed through the rack mount.This incurs...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-16, 04:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 21,385
Posted By Billy Bones

CrankBrothers “Double Shot”. Don’t bother. This...

CrankBrothers “Double Shot”. Don’t bother. This is a welcome idea in CrankBrothers’ lineup but utterly FAILS in execution. Like offerings in other companies’ clipless lineup, it has a platform...
01-23-16, 09:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,288
Posted By Billy Bones

Old man...endo in the desert...all weight square...

Old man...endo in the desert...all weight square atop the head...felt the neck compress...OH *****...not walking way from this one, ever. Busted the helmet...a little stiff next day. Bottom...
05-30-15, 02:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,868
Posted By Billy Bones

Dogs are afraid of whistles?

Dogs are afraid of whistles?
03-01-15, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,220
Posted By Billy Bones

As one who shares your demographic, I'll give you...

As one who shares your demographic, I'll give you my standard drumbeat...What are you saving it for?
03-01-15, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,831
Posted By Billy Bones

Si, certo! The Italiano single "s" is the...

Si, certo! The Italiano single "s" is the English z-sound.
02-22-15, 07:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,965
Posted By Billy Bones

This boils down to physicality as a modus...

This boils down to physicality as a modus vivendi.

1. Do you train, "just because"?
2. Do you crave the experience of high physical exertion?
2a Are you grumpy when you don't get it?
3. Does...
02-14-15, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By Billy Bones

Buon giorno, Lorenzo!!! If I understand your...

Buon giorno, Lorenzo!!! If I understand your question, you ask if you should ride a road bike [racing bike] on the roads of Italy. Vero? OH YES...Italy's roads are made for cycling with a road...
02-04-15, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By Billy Bones

I've worked the floor in a local LBS betimes. ...

I've worked the floor in a local LBS betimes. One of my drumbeats to the new sales folk [and occasionally to the owners] is that we're not selling bikes n' stuff, we're selling a relationship with...
01-31-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,343
Posted By Billy Bones

Da@n, Cale, I'm gonna' embroider that quote onto...

Da@n, Cale, I'm gonna' embroider that quote onto my underpants! It cuts through the paranoid crapola about the poor vulnerable consumer, bereft of a mind of his own.
01-31-15, 05:09 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,531
Posted By Billy Bones

One more refinement on "Cinelli". The Italian...

One more refinement on "Cinelli". The Italian auditory palette will pick out the double "L". The sound is held for a half-note longer than the single "L" and this goes for other double consonant's,...
01-24-15, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,257
Posted By Billy Bones

Bellwether O2s...affordable, durable, adequate.

Bellwether O2s...affordable, durable, adequate.
01-04-15, 01:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,305
Posted By Billy Bones

Agree. Or...let the inquiry go unheeded...

Agree.

Or...let the inquiry go unheeded into cricket territory.

Thing is, Yankee', in this life once you're tagged as someone who needs to stand, deliver, and explain yourself, you've lost...
12-27-14, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,608
Posted By Billy Bones

...on the left rear [little] window of my stretch...

...on the left rear [little] window of my stretch cab Tacoma. For me, it's a Tribal Totem that lets others of my Tribe know that a Cyclist is nigh.
07-28-14, 05:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,869
Posted By Billy Bones

Bellwether O2 shorts. Affordable, durable,...

Bellwether O2 shorts.

Affordable, durable, perform well. Buy three pair and rotate through the cold water wash to keep your nethers clean and cozy.

I just found 'em on Outside Outfitters for...
07-26-14, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By Billy Bones

Is It Tubeless-Ready?

[YES, I searched.]

If a non-mechanic was confronted with a pile of rims, how would he [she] determine if an otherwise unlabeled rim was tubeless-ready? Mind, the available documentation is a...
07-25-14, 10:50 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,051
Posted By Billy Bones

In addition, what must seem a prank is a symbolic...

In addition, what must seem a prank is a symbolic defecation on a subject of distain. From within the cab of 6000 pounds of steel, it's also a cowardly act from which one may infer a man's...
02-11-14, 06:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,084
Posted By Billy Bones

Little bar-end mirror. I ONLY trust it when I...

Little bar-end mirror. I ONLY trust it when I actually SEE traffic in there...don't trust a negative view...before I commit to a turn, I take a quick twist-and-look. By the way, this applies even...
01-23-14, 07:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,618
Posted By Billy Bones

Grandmothers. Schnapps. Grandmothers+Schnapps.

Grandmothers. Schnapps. Grandmothers+Schnapps.
12-10-13, 02:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,919
Posted By Billy Bones

Go out into the kitchen and get that big syringe...

Go out into the kitchen and get that big syringe used to inject butter into a turkey carcass. Fill it with warm water and gently work it between bar and grip...inject water...
11-08-13, 02:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,850
Posted By Billy Bones

INSPIRED!!! This is a great solution...and the...

INSPIRED!!! This is a great solution...and the price is right! Next time at my mom's house, I' going to poach a couple. Thanks, Rum'.

Related, those plastic 'tubes' that newspapers are...
11-08-13, 05:12 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,850
Posted By Billy Bones

Yep...most important component. Get together...

Yep...most important component. Get together several of varying heat-retention capabilities, including a "Buff" for milder duty. http://buffusa.com/sports/collections/filter/original

A protected...
10-22-13, 06:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,448
Posted By Billy Bones

Long ago, as a young cat, I commuted across the...

Long ago, as a young cat, I commuted across the back lanes in rural West Virginia to my job. One morning...in the fog...I encountered a wild GODDESS. She was standing in her glass picture-window...
10-22-13, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 923
Posted By Billy Bones

Long shot. This is NOT diagnostic, but you may...

Long shot. This is NOT diagnostic, but you may want to rule out Lyme Disease. Periodic malaise, every few weeks, occurs in non-routine situations [plane]. Jes' sayin'.
06-28-13, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By Billy Bones

Problem Getting Out of Crank Candy Pedals: But Conditional

I made the jump to Crank Brothers this Spring and am pleased overall. But just when I think I’m finally comfortable, I’ll have trouble disengaging. [Yeah…ate some terra firma this AM, Breakfast of...
06-28-13, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 872
Posted By Billy Bones

Cool, but we gotta' do something 'bout leading...

Cool, but we gotta' do something 'bout leading with that title.
06-27-13, 07:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,225
Posted By Billy Bones

You've got the right saddle properly dialed in...

You've got the right saddle properly dialed in when two hours after you get back home you think, "Huh, I forgot all about the saddle.".
06-22-13, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By Billy Bones

Invest in s cheap-a$$ pair of mountain bike...

Invest in s cheap-a$$ pair of mountain bike shorts...wear 'em anywhere...use organic tops...Dude, don't overthink this stuff.
06-22-13, 03:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,813
Posted By Billy Bones

Forget the brand...CamelBak is as good as any. ...

Forget the brand...CamelBak is as good as any. That said, this 'suck-as-you-go technology' is among the best advances in the whole Outdoor Realm. Use it.
05-29-13, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,429
Posted By Billy Bones

Been there... I used to like Take-A-Look, but...

Been there... I used to like Take-A-Look, but gave them up because it's just too much to mess with. THAT SAID, I used to run a bead of Household Goop along the wires. This dampened the vibration...
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