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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-15-17, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By blacknbluebikes
OP question: "Could this happen to anyone?" ...

OP question: "Could this happen to anyone?" Answer: Yes, it could. Chains break sometimes. Chains fall off sometimes. Those events have happened to most of the people who ride often. This...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-25-17, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,770
Posted By blacknbluebikes
Incremental cost is pretty small now. Today,...

Incremental cost is pretty small now. Today, online, I see a Giro Foray price diff less that $20, so I can't imagine why one would not buy the MIPS. What's the downside? Is there a better...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-23-17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 606
Posted By blacknbluebikes
simply employ a bike you're willing to lose with...

simply employ a bike you're willing to lose with no tears.
(then it will probably be fine forever )
Forum: Tandem Cycling 06-06-17, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,678
Posted By blacknbluebikes
OP - what'd you choose? any afterthoughts?

OP - what'd you choose? any afterthoughts?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-05-17, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By blacknbluebikes
Well, since you asked for thoughts... Methinx you...

Well, since you asked for thoughts... Methinx you will be MUCH happier doing something with the local bike shop, and the additional money is going to pay YOU dividends. 1. someone else does know how...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-05-17, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By blacknbluebikes
You're gonna love that bike. As ReneV said, you...

You're gonna love that bike. As ReneV said, you probably want to get those handlebar tops closer to horizontal, just tilted down a bit, but you should still be able to brake when you're in the...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-05-17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,000
Posted By blacknbluebikes
AS tagaproject6 suggested above (and posted a...

AS tagaproject6 suggested above (and posted a valuable link), it's probably more about your hand positioning than wearing/not wearing gloves. Nerves getting compressed via carpal tunnel channel....
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-05-17, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By blacknbluebikes
Guess it depends on the location of your...

Guess it depends on the location of your symptoms. If they're nasal / sinus, yes, I've found Sudafed (not PE) to be just fine on long rides. That said, it appears you and I have different...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 06-01-17, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,927
Posted By blacknbluebikes
you might get some insight with this: Bike Fast...

you might get some insight with this: Bike Fast Fit (http://bikefastfit.com/)
It takes a bit of time to learn (45mins to "get it") but it's very interesting. Not gold standard or anything, but I...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-15-17, 11:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,889
Posted By blacknbluebikes
The media has entered the building: Handmade in...

The media has entered the building: Handmade in America and shipped to your door: Allied Alfa - BikeRadar (http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/article/allied-alfa-first-look-49910/)

And the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-17-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,118
Posted By blacknbluebikes
Set an iPad on a barstool centered in front of...

Set an iPad on a barstool centered in front of you and watch youTube videos of great rides. You can do about half of famous climbs of the Tour that folks have recorded on their GoPro cameras. Or...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 10-14-16, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By blacknbluebikes
IMO, it takes 10-15 hours to really adjust to a...

IMO, it takes 10-15 hours to really adjust to a new saddle. After that, you may love or hate it, but don't be convinced until then.

Undoubtedly, some saddles are really not right for some people....
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-14-16, 08:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,704
Posted By blacknbluebikes
You have mastered cycling. Cease now, for the...

You have mastered cycling. Cease now, for the meager bicycle holds no further challenges.
Contact trainer and spiritual guide Zsolt Sinka for the next phase in your journey. Google will guide...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-14-16, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By blacknbluebikes
OP: You said safety, you said 60mi per week,...

OP: You said safety, you said 60mi per week, so... Brakes. Ensure strong and responsive brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling 10-14-16, 07:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,677
Posted By blacknbluebikes
Curated collection, right? Like, each bike has a...

Curated collection, right? Like, each bike has a reason for being there. Honorable fetish for one with the means and the mind for it.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-28-16, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,541
Posted By blacknbluebikes
RE: Simple Green "threat" to chains. Zinn...

RE: Simple Green "threat" to chains. Zinn covered this a bit a ways back, a bit "inconclusive": Zinn Article 2005...
Forum: Touring 09-19-16, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,100
Posted By blacknbluebikes
Update: just returned my new Cateye MC-200W due...

Update: just returned my new Cateye MC-200W due to intermittent transmitter failure. Was only capturing 2/3 of data, eg: 30 mile ride recorded as 19.5. Couldn't stay connected wirelessly, tho I...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-19-16, 04:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,789
Posted By blacknbluebikes
+1 I combine that with this: Sport-Wash...

+1

I combine that with this: Sport-Wash (https://www.amazon.com/SPORT-WASH-LAUNDRY-DETERGENT-64/dp/B001OPJ5OW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1474324468&sr=8-2&keywords=sport+wash+laundry+detergent)
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-19-16, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,209
Posted By blacknbluebikes
My toes get clipped by my tires frequently on one...

My toes get clipped by my tires frequently on one of my bikes (the fast bike) when I'm doing a slow u-turn on a road. Or "did," anyway. Now I just keep the outside toe in a low pedal / crank...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-13-16, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,084
Posted By blacknbluebikes
When you get off the bike you'll only be able to...

When you get off the bike you'll only be able to walk in tight little circles.
Forum: Touring 09-13-16, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,100
Posted By blacknbluebikes
Yeah, came in at $11. I wrote the company, they...

Yeah, came in at $11. I wrote the company, they pointed me at their webstore, end of story. Not a bank breaker, but - hey, come on, it's a trivial piece. I gotta buy you FIVE cups of coffee for one...
Forum: Touring 09-13-16, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,100
Posted By blacknbluebikes
Actually, I just bought another Cateye to replace...

Actually, I just bought another Cateye to replace a Sigma on my "B-bike". For some time I've had a Cateye RD420DW (https://www.cateye.com/en/products/detail/CC-RD420DW/) on my "A-bike". I like it...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-10-16, 11:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,736
Posted By blacknbluebikes
first thing I consider before I say "the bike...

first thing I consider before I say "the bike rides nice" is whether I want to use an adjective or an adverb. Sorry, can't help it, Mom terrorized my grammar growing up.

But on topic, I think a...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-10-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By blacknbluebikes
I note that you said "spend as little as...

I note that you said "spend as little as possible." Good - you might consider "postponing" investment for a while... put 600 or so more miles on the bike thinking about what you'd like to change...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-10-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,227
Posted By blacknbluebikes
Lots of bikes will work for you if find someone...

Lots of bikes will work for you if find someone who will help with getting a GREAT fit. The geometry of knee angle - seat height - seat setback - handlebar height - handlebar reach - bottom bracket...
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