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08-10-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 137
Posted By blacknbluebikes

check out Garmin 130+ here...

check out Garmin 130+ here (https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/698436) I wanted something small that will handle upgrades. I use it with wahoo HRM, Garmin Rally power meter pedal, uploads to Garmin...
08-07-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,308
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I recently purchased a new Squirrel Release...

I recently purchased a new Squirrel Release System (SRS) that attaches below the saddle and leverages both AI engagement logic and integrated radar sensors to recognize Canine Pursuit Incidents...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,334
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Kafka lives here. I can't separate the real from...

Kafka lives here. I can't separate the real from the flat-out insane.
07-14-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,221
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I will certainly be sympathetic to the poor...

I will certainly be sympathetic to the poor parents who have to visit the daughter in jail where she belongs.
06-08-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,275
Posted By blacknbluebikes

OK, three minutes lost. Now back to "Maximum...

OK, three minutes lost. Now back to "Maximum Seat Height" for value-added learning.
06-03-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 808
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Interesting... one of those "on the web inflation...

Interesting... one of those "on the web inflation calculators" says that 1962, $49.99 is equivalent to $478 today. Today, around here, a lot would say "almost $500 for a kid's bike? WHAAA?" And...
06-03-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,250
Posted By blacknbluebikes

In four years you had not seen this kinda stuff? ...

In four years you had not seen this kinda stuff? That makes you interesting and very unusual.
06-01-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By blacknbluebikes

one side point to make: very good wheels...

one side point to make: very good wheels rarely, if ever, need any maintenance or repair.
05-31-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,352
Posted By blacknbluebikes

rivets are a must, and they're rather small - can...

rivets are a must, and they're rather small - can be tough to get the head of a rivet gun inside the stop. I dunno about the epoxy, it was 3M and black.
05-27-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,352
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I just had this problem fixed on a carbon frame. ...

I just had this problem fixed on a carbon frame. My attempt to fix with epoxy failed - popped right off under load. I found a great guy here on the east coast that did it properly - Carbon State...
05-24-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,070
Posted By blacknbluebikes

You don't have to tell your wife.

You don't have to tell your wife.
05-13-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By blacknbluebikes

hmm. funny question. haven't come across a...

hmm. funny question. haven't come across a wall-mount repair stand before. thing is, I'm always changing the height based on what I'm doing. wrapping bars versus swapping a bottom bracket, for...
05-06-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,257
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I truly fear this is going to awaken our...

I truly fear this is going to awaken our algorithmic protector... beware ye the approach of BFBot, that which has quietly slumbered in low-energy stasis during these peaceful times of the forum. ...
04-29-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,257
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Remember when riding that it is utmost importancy...

Remember when riding that it is utmost importancy to not fall on face.

Knee pads are sensitive and should never speak to without respect.

Do not garden or play ball while riding our bicycle.
04-27-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,213
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I bet you can buy a new skull on Amazon now, but...

I bet you can buy a new skull on Amazon now, but the brain installation might take longer than you expect (budget for that). Skip the helmet - or only wear it on the days you PLAN to fall off.
04-27-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Each day, I become more suspicious that BF is...

Each day, I become more suspicious that BF is being used to train chatbots.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,006
Posted By blacknbluebikes

If you're not at least 5'9" tall, I would not let...

If you're not at least 5'9" tall, I would not let you close to a 56 frame. If you're looking for a tri-TT bike, you should wait. Those bikes come onto Ebay all the time, "I don't do Tri's anymore,...
04-22-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,535
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Rule 14 with nod to Rule 15.

Rule 14 with nod to Rule 15.
04-21-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,498
Posted By blacknbluebikes

If you go see three retina specialists, then you...

If you go see three retina specialists, then you will have three different very good answers. We want medical science, but most of it is medical arts.
04-18-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By blacknbluebikes

The Great Divide is between those with lights and...

The Great Divide is between those with lights and those with none. I doubt any driver with their head up ever missed a 100 lumen red light. The problem is with distracted and impaired drivers, not...
Forum: Foo
04-14-22, 11:16 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By blacknbluebikes

The question is, actually, "what do you have to...

The question is, actually, "what do you have to do the next day?"
03-25-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,107
Posted By blacknbluebikes

A near universal law, alas, N+1 does not work for...

A near universal law, alas, N+1 does not work for everything. I can barely manage one wife.
03-25-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I find that a friendly, patient attitude can...

I find that a friendly, patient attitude can usually get you to a good place with any shop owner. Just be that kind of customer they wish for and let them do their thing.
Forum: Foo
03-25-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,304
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Celebrity bike, then stunt bike for the dangerous...

Celebrity bike, then stunt bike for the dangerous scenes.
03-24-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By blacknbluebikes

There's hesitation here because it's somewhat of...

There's hesitation here because it's somewhat of a difficult question to answer from afar, without a specific complaint. But, I'll throw a few ideas at you that may get things started in the right...
03-23-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,998
Posted By blacknbluebikes

change the paradigm. "here's an app that finds...

change the paradigm. "here's an app that finds someone to stand next to your bike while you go in the beer store"
03-16-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Yeah, I've had that numbness for years. You get...

Yeah, I've had that numbness for years. You get used to it. I had a titanium plate installed, subsequently removed when the screws peaked up. Now it's a really nice keyring. Can't have enough...
03-07-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Check out Thinvik Clipless Pedal Converter. I...

Check out Thinvik Clipless Pedal Converter. I haven't used them, but they appear to be addressing the issue. I do have some Thinvik goods in the pain cave, they're fair value for the price.
03-07-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,634
Posted By blacknbluebikes

msu2001la Yeah, you're reading it right. You...

msu2001la Yeah, you're reading it right. You have to be "in" the game and you have to be stopped to change bikes. Some damned architecture in the software that is probably way too hard to change...
02-23-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,273
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Be near something you can reach out and grab,...

Be near something you can reach out and grab, like a railing. Don't watch ride videos made with a helmet cam - if creator turns their head, I always flinch, sway and sometimes slide off sideways. ...
02-23-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,670
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Helmet, lights, be only where they expect you to...

Helmet, lights, be only where they expect you to be, follow the rules of the road just like a car, assume you are invisible.
02-22-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 80
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Views: 4,405
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I drive about 12k miles a year. My calcs for my...

I drive about 12k miles a year. My calcs for my VW say "$35 per month incremental cost if price/gallon rises $1." Ain't enough to make me stop using the car.
Forum: Commuting
02-18-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,117
Posted By blacknbluebikes

But, will he ride other bikes? Just not that...

But, will he ride other bikes? Just not that one? (I'm always looking for distressed sellers, btw)
Regardless, important guidance shall be gleaned from the Brady Bunch Hawaii Trilogy. Therein...
02-17-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 6,241
Posted By blacknbluebikes

What if one of the bikes is red?

What if one of the bikes is red?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,643
Posted By blacknbluebikes

There are a lot of situations where "not all...

There are a lot of situations where "not all buyers have all information." Doesn't make them fools, necessarily. Sometimes the cost of acquiring "all the information" is a barrier. "Over analysis...
Forum: Foo
02-11-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,253
Posted By blacknbluebikes

"Oh, OK, how about when they get here we give...

"Oh, OK, how about when they get here we give your friend the seat? Be glad to. We'll just use it for a minute."
02-09-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Here's my example from the "not much point in...

Here's my example from the "not much point in that really" club (what PeteHski says is correct, but I do it anyway).
Channel 1: Wahoo Kickr Core talking to Zwift running on iPad (very current...
02-09-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,545
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I'm thinking about a feather boa to go with the...

I'm thinking about a feather boa to go with the silk riding pants. How you like me now?
02-04-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 534
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Is knarps a word? I might need that for...

Is knarps a word? I might need that for scrabble...
02-04-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,058
Posted By blacknbluebikes

but then you "go over it" anyway?

but then you "go over it" anyway?
02-01-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Definitely get a mat, you're going to make...

Definitely get a mat, you're going to make puddles. But don't get a Matt, those guys react badly to this kinda stuff. <snicker>
02-01-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,450
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Don't overthink this too much. You get an FTP...

Don't overthink this too much. You get an FTP that's somewhat close and get to work. You're going to use that FTP as a relative exertion level for structured workouts, like LSD, SST, tempo work,...
01-31-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,164
Posted By blacknbluebikes

unlikely warranty coverage - not a defect. but...

unlikely warranty coverage - not a defect. but talk to the shop where you bought it and see what they suggest. first, they may attempt a warranty claim on your behalf, and second, they should have...
01-27-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,611
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Bike, couple hundred. NFT of the bike, hundred...

Bike, couple hundred. NFT of the bike, hundred thousand.
01-24-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,136
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Sometimes a more useful question is "what else...

Sometimes a more useful question is "what else are you saving it for?" If there's something specific and important, well, there's your priority. If not, well... What I think everyone needs to...
01-19-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,676
Posted By blacknbluebikes

16mph is pretty normal, I wouldn't use that as a...

16mph is pretty normal, I wouldn't use that as a Zwift disqualifier. I use Strava for final consolidation. Garmin Connect for collection and real-time on the Garmin 130 plus.
01-04-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By blacknbluebikes

You can now proudly declare yourself an off-road...

You can now proudly declare yourself an off-road badass. I see no problem here, only potential.
01-04-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,046
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Note on this subject.. in 2020, mid covid (if...

Note on this subject.. in 2020, mid covid (if there's a mid), I decided to wash my wife's Spesh Allez Elite while I was doing the two black bikes (always need wife points). She'd been riding that...
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