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10-03-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,380
Posted By Bald Paul

I have my GoPro 8 set up for voice command. ...

I have my GoPro 8 set up for voice command.
"GoPro, start recording." It starts.
GoPro, stop recording." It stops.
09-27-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,513
Posted By Bald Paul

I don't use a helmet mounted camera, but I do...

I don't use a helmet mounted camera, but I do have a GoPro Hero 8 mounted on my handlebars, recording forward, and a Varia RTC715 that records what is coming up from behind. The Varia only records...
09-27-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,655
Posted By Bald Paul

Unless, of course, the thief also steals a can of...

Unless, of course, the thief also steals a can of spray paint from the local box store and repaints over your paint. I mean, why not?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Bald Paul

Be wary of the 2023 batteries you may buy from...

Be wary of the 2023 batteries you may buy from one of the large online sellers. I've purchased 10 packs of them before, and they were very, very old evidently. Good for an hour, then died. I replaced...
09-21-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 835
Posted By Bald Paul

Absolutely. I'm all for advancements in safety...

Absolutely. I'm all for advancements in safety engineering in autos. My wife's car has adaptive cruise control, auto braking, lane departure warning, back up cross traffic alarm/braking - all good...
09-20-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By Bald Paul

If you are riding when it gets dark and want to...

If you are riding when it gets dark and want to see the road ahead, I highly recommend one of these:

Bontrager Ion Pro RT Front Bike Light | Trek Bikes...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By Bald Paul

Congratulations! You've been added to my...

Congratulations! You've been added to my "list".
09-15-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 926
Posted By Bald Paul

Am I correct in assuming that both of you have...

Am I correct in assuming that both of you have bicycles you ride on the road in good weather? Why not just get a wheel-on smart trainer, or even two if you plan on riding side by side? Two of them...
Forum: Touring
09-14-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 933
Posted By Bald Paul

Being struck from behind on a "safe" back road in...

Being struck from behind on a "safe" back road in the middle of the day and ending up in an ambulance will tend you make you a bit paranoid. The more lights you have, the more visible you are. When I...
09-13-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 804
Posted By Bald Paul

I bought a calendar from Europe. Since it's a...

I bought a calendar from Europe. Since it's a metric calendar, I ride my age in km. :)
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 933
Posted By Bald Paul

Primarily, me. I have tried frame bags in the...

Primarily, me. I have tried frame bags in the past, and detest them with a passion.
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 933
Posted By Bald Paul

That may work! Thank you! :thumb:

That may work! Thank you! :thumb:
09-12-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,012
Posted By Bald Paul

When it comes to statistics, 33% of people will...

When it comes to statistics, 33% of people will comment, while the other 82% can't be bothered with math. :thumb:
09-12-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 659
Posted By Bald Paul

I think Bob's supervisors name is Rob. Rob Ot....

I think Bob's supervisors name is Rob. Rob Ot. He's currently taking some time off, recharging his batteries. :lol:
09-10-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 659
Posted By Bald Paul

I wish you luck with Paypal. In my experience...

I wish you luck with Paypal. In my experience they will only cover you if you were sent something other than what you ordered, or never received anything. If the product was delivered and defective,...
09-10-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,012
Posted By Bald Paul

The driver had no animosity towards the Blue...

The driver had no animosity towards the Blue Bike. He was merely driving a Tesla, needed a charge, and attempted to hook up to the bike charging station, drive-thru style.

That's his story, and...
09-09-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,339
Posted By Bald Paul

(The Bike Forums collective): "You'd have to be...

(The Bike Forums collective): "You'd have to be crazy to attempt to ride twenty one-hundred mile days into a war torn country!"
(afrday): "Hold my beer."
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,574
Posted By Bald Paul

Sounds like the auto industry right now. You no...

Sounds like the auto industry right now. You no longer go to the dealer to pick up your car, you go to pick OUT your car and wait for it to arrive. Maybe.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-22, 04:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By Bald Paul

I use them all the time. Never had one fall off....

I use them all the time. Never had one fall off. Besides, it's less expensive to replace the cover than the cleat itself.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By Bald Paul

Well, opinions vary, but he does have a valid...

Well, opinions vary, but he does have a valid point.
Do the brakes work? How about the shifting? Are the wheels true? Any noises from the bottom bracket area? How does the headset feel? Are cables...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By Bald Paul

. AND WE'RE OFF! :popcorn

.
AND WE'RE OFF! :popcorn
09-05-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,092
Posted By Bald Paul

My general rule is to never pass a public...

My general rule is to never pass a public restroom, even if I think I can make it to the next one.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By Bald Paul

Since bikes are sold without pedals, could the...

Since bikes are sold without pedals, could the vibration be coming from your pedal set? Getting a new bike to replace the one with the crack wouldn't change anything if you swapped your pedals over,...
09-04-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,183
Posted By Bald Paul

Does FB Marketplace offer any sort of buyer...

Does FB Marketplace offer any sort of buyer protection, sort of like eBay? The seller clearly did not disclose the crack, which is a safety issue. And no, I would not ride that.
09-04-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,198
Posted By Bald Paul

Did you even bother to look at the documentation...

Did you even bother to look at the documentation that came with the kit, or did you just install the shift levers and then spent two hours trying to diagnose a non-issue?


Perhaps instead of...
09-03-22, 04:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,646
Posted By Bald Paul

The club member (yes, it was from around here)...

The club member (yes, it was from around here) that took the picture also wrote down the tag number and gave it to the local authorities. Nothing can be done, as no crime has been committed, but a...
09-01-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 14,444
Posted By Bald Paul

Only if you stop to get your drinks at the local...

Only if you stop to get your drinks at the local dumpster.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 750
Posted By Bald Paul

Definitely change the cassette, but make sure...

Definitely change the cassette, but make sure your rear derailleur can handle it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 896
Posted By Bald Paul

I was riding along at a comfortable pace when...

I was riding along at a comfortable pace when another rider came up behind me on my wheel and started to draft without asking. I gradually ramped up the watts, and danged if he didn't as well. He...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,835
Posted By Bald Paul

You should be strapped in a chair, with your...

You should be strapped in a chair, with your eyelids taped open, and forced to watch it for a few days straight. Sort of like "A Clockwork Orange".
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 569
Posted By Bald Paul

Is this from a shop or a private seller? If...

Is this from a shop or a private seller? If private seller, ask for the serial number and run it by your local PD to see if it's been reported as stolen.
Otherwise, seems like a steal! :)
08-26-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,547
Posted By Bald Paul

Yup, my days of 52/42 cranksets and "corncob" 5...

Yup, my days of 52/42 cranksets and "corncob" 5 speed cassettes are well behind me now, along with my 27" X 19mm tires.
Now, it's a Rival 46/33 with a 10-36 12 speed cassette and nice, comfy 700C X...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Bald Paul

That's really not how disc brakes work. The...

That's really not how disc brakes work.
The piston in the caliper slides outward in a bore when the lever is applied, and then retracts every so slightly due to the seals returning to a...
Forum: Touring
08-26-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,514
Posted By Bald Paul

By any chance were they driving a "metallic...

By any chance were they driving a "metallic mint-green 1964 Buick Skylark Convertible"? :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,835
Posted By Bald Paul

On rides where members of the group are riding...

On rides where members of the group are riding with headphones, listening to music while on a Zoom meeting on the phone, all the while riding no hands, I hang way off the back and draft the ambulance.
08-25-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,473
Posted By Bald Paul

If it seems too windy to ride when you start out,...

If it seems too windy to ride when you start out, then don't ride.
An anemometer really isn't going to help you much if you're out riding, and suddenly the wind picks up. You'll know when that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By Bald Paul

Fortunately, it's his bike, and his opinion.

Fortunately, it's his bike, and his opinion.
08-23-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,464
Posted By Bald Paul

I've stopped to use a public restroom, and just...

I've stopped to use a public restroom, and just rolled my bike inside with me.
Note to self: in the future, remember to turn off the GoPro.
08-23-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 924
Posted By Bald Paul

Sounds like that person would make a good stoker...

Sounds like that person would make a good stoker on a tandem.
08-22-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,662
Posted By Bald Paul

Torx fasteners (the "star-shaped" ones) aren't...

Torx fasteners (the "star-shaped" ones) aren't proprietary or rare. They have been used for decades in other industries. The through axle removal tool on my bike has a 6mm hex for the axle, and the...
08-21-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,662
Posted By Bald Paul

Wow, talk about piling on! Give the guy a break....

Wow, talk about piling on! Give the guy a break. He said he was on a bike path, which was probably a MUP.
So, the person with the flat was riding, and now walking.
Doesn't that fulfill the...
08-19-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,770
Posted By Bald Paul

Sounds like me. When the group hits a good climb,...

Sounds like me. When the group hits a good climb, they pass, I fail. :o
Here in Upstate SC we have a lot of climbs, some of them very challenging. I always try to route out proposed rides on...
08-17-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 872
Posted By Bald Paul

Not too sure about that. His nose is, well.....

Not too sure about that. His nose is, well.....
08-16-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 680
Posted By Bald Paul

There is always a gorilla in the room when...

There is always a gorilla in the room when organizing a group ride of any type.
Unless it's a formal club, with dues, rules, and liability insurance, you could be opening yourself up to a world of...
08-16-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 498
Posted By Bald Paul

I doubt you would hear any tone from a unit...

I doubt you would hear any tone from a unit mounted behind you on your seat post.
08-14-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 968
Posted By Bald Paul

The only "bad" ride I can think of is the one...

The only "bad" ride I can think of is the one where the guy in his car, on his cellphone, hit me.
08-13-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By Bald Paul

Maybe something like this? HOBO Water...

Maybe something like this?
HOBO Water Temperature Pro v2 Data Logger U22-001 | Onset Data Loggers (onsetcomp.com) (https://www.onsetcomp.com/products/data-loggers/u22-001/)
08-11-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,266
Posted By Bald Paul

My wife is currently in home hospice care, so I...

My wife is currently in home hospice care, so I appreciate all the help the nurses provide. Just thought I'd pay back a bit.
08-11-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,266
Posted By Bald Paul

Well, maybe not. :) I have a Mavic rear wheel...

Well, maybe not. :)
I have a Mavic rear wheel for Shimano 11 speed cassette (you would need a spacer for your 8 speed) that was only used indoors on a trainer. 20 spoke count with flat bladed...
08-11-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,544
Posted By Bald Paul

I think your perception of how the Varia assists...

I think your perception of how the Varia assists a rider in being safer on the road is somewhat off.
I'm going to assume you don't use one. If you feel it's just something to 'bully' you out of the...
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