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Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,503
Posted By Stucky

If, on the other hand, a cable ever snaps.......

If, on the other hand, a cable ever snaps.... Dun-de-DUN-dun..... Have fun with THAT!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-18, 08:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,503
Posted By Stucky

It doesn't matter either way. Internal cabling...

It doesn't matter either way. Internal cabling has no practical benefits over traditional cabling- it's just an aesthetic thing- strictly for looks/fashion; a gimmick. And it just makes life more...
05-20-18, 11:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,842
Posted By Stucky

Methinks this thread is about a Californian in...

Methinks this thread is about a Californian in search of something new to be outraged about. That shouldn't be too hard to find in CA.- but worrying that your $99 bicycle-shaped object may have made...
04-06-18, 10:13 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 16,149
Posted By Stucky

When one speaks of bikes which cost as much as...

When one speaks of bikes which cost as much as more than many new motorcycles or even some cars, one is essentially talking about "jewelry", rather than performance or sport or leisure. Such bikes...
01-27-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,722
Posted By Stucky

Oh, believe me, there were no lack of lardbutts...

Oh, believe me, there were no lack of lardbutts in the 70's- but remember, there was no internet or digital cameras or selfies....and unlike today, people tended to be more modest about being...
01-27-18, 12:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,545
Posted By Stucky

You guys have me wondering just what exactly you...

You guys have me wondering just what exactly you do with your bikes! I've put about 15K miles on my thin-walled aluminum Klein since getting it, and other than the dent that it came with when I got...
01-27-18, 12:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,545
Posted By Stucky

Why must you bother me with details? ;) ...

Why must you bother me with details? ;)

Where'd I get $900 from?

Eh...if you can actually use the gift card, >10% on a $350 beater bike sounds like a reasonable offer to me!
01-26-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By Stucky

I quit riding in the winter entirely. I don't...

I quit riding in the winter entirely. I don't even want to ride my fat bike in the winter. We had about 6" of snow on the ground once this year, and it didn't even occur to me to try the fat bike in...
01-26-18, 06:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,478
Posted By Stucky

I ride strictly for the enjoyment of riding....so...

I ride strictly for the enjoyment of riding....so yes, I would ride regardless. The fact that riding just happens to be good exercise, is just a extra gift. I'm not the kind who can exercise for...
01-26-18, 06:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,722
Posted By Stucky

Lifestyle helps a little, but ultimately, I think...

Lifestyle helps a little, but ultimately, I think it's genetics. I look younger/better than friends who are more active and younger than me (I'm 55). My mother's 93 and doesn't even seem "old". My...
01-26-18, 06:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,545
Posted By Stucky

Have yous guys looked at all of the pics? A dent...

Have yous guys looked at all of the pics? A dent and scratch on a bike that is brand new and not being sold as "scratch and dent" would be a problem to me- and I'm not a fussbudget.

My used Klein...
01-26-18, 06:29 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,623
Posted By Stucky

Mine says: "Why does he always fart on...

Mine says: "Why does he always fart on me?"
09-07-17, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Stucky

Good AND under $35 probably ain't happenin'- not...

Good AND under $35 probably ain't happenin'- not since the invention of the cordless angle grinder, anyway......
09-03-17, 09:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,945
Posted By Stucky

Maybe he'll buy it, and then realize why his...

Maybe he'll buy it, and then realize why his "friend" [sounds more like an enemy!] couldn't sell the POS child's toy for $75 to anyone else..... Even if it were a REAL mountain bike, it would not be...
09-02-17, 01:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,945
Posted By Stucky

My first experience riding a lightweight (<20...

My first experience riding a lightweight (<20 lb.) skinny-tire stiff-frame road bike threough the streets of Manhattan is what got my love for road biking started!

If you want to nimbly glide...
09-02-17, 01:00 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,516
Posted By Stucky

Since the advent of the internet, I've never felt...

Since the advent of the internet, I've never felt the need to set foot in an LBS- so I haven't. Life is good.

It's not just LBS's, either; it's most small retail businesses. Their business models...
08-07-17, 09:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,135
Posted By Stucky

Dress up like a clown and time your rides so that...

Dress up like a clown and time your rides so that you'll encounter the bus. Stay behind the bus and stop right behind it when it stops to let the brats off. Make faces at the kids in the bus when...
08-07-17, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,872
Posted By Stucky

PayPal has different terms for different...

PayPal has different terms for different countries.

For instance, when sending payments to Indonesia, they will only refund "up to $20" for a maximum of 3 times".
...
07-16-17, 06:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,260
Posted By Stucky

Sadly, that does seem to be the paradigm that a...

Sadly, that does seem to be the paradigm that a lot of people fall for- especially newbs....until they get to the point where they realize that they're just bicycles, and the equipment and gadgets...
07-16-17, 01:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,260
Posted By Stucky

I like durability- especially when paying good...

I like durability- especially when paying good money for something. The idea of buying something and then tossing it out a few years down the road is anathema to me. Sadly, that seems to be the way...
07-16-17, 01:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,260
Posted By Stucky

Granted, I only ride about 3K miles a year- so...

Granted, I only ride about 3K miles a year- so cables tend to last me a good 7 years or more.... and no sweat to change 'em, anyway.

Thing is, there's still plenty of functional 10, 20, 30, even...
07-16-17, 10:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,260
Posted By Stucky

My D/A and Ultegra stuff from 20 years ago is...

My D/A and Ultegra stuff from 20 years ago is still functioning flawlessly.....no batteries to replace; no circuit boards to get funky with dirt and moisture and die (Only to find out that they no...
07-16-17, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By Stucky

Looks like the most expensive part between the...

Looks like the most expensive part between the two of 'em is the hydro brake levers on no. 1! My take is that they are cheap low-quality bikes, thrown together with disc brakes as the main selling...
07-16-17, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By Stucky

With a rubber hose, like the cops use.

With a rubber hose, like the cops use.
06-19-17, 08:23 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,241
Posted By Stucky

LOL! At least she has an excuse. I didn't/still...

LOL! At least she has an excuse. I didn't/still don't eat junk food. (Might want to tell your sis that there almost always animal-based products hiding in all those baked goods, under different...
06-18-17, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By Stucky

Damn kids! Why do they get to have all the good...

Damn kids! Why do they get to have all the good stuff? All us adults have ever gotten to take with us from childhood, are bicycles. I say it's time we come out of the toy closet and demand equal...
06-18-17, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By Stucky

DING!DING!DING!DING! You win the internet!...

DING!DING!DING!DING!

You win the internet! It's a "Krazy Kar"! [I'm stuffing the internet into a box right now, so's I can ship it to ya! :D)
...
06-17-17, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By Stucky

That looks like a lot of fun, OP! When I was a...

That looks like a lot of fun, OP! When I was a kid, my cousin had a Sit-N-Spin ....same idea, but it was made of cheesy plastic. I LOVED that thing! I wish I had one now! (I'll take the metal one in...
06-17-17, 11:40 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,241
Posted By Stucky

OP, how old are you? You sound a lot like...

OP, how old are you?

You sound a lot like me. I eat one meal a day (Not for the sake of a diet, but just because it's the way I've always been, and I don't get hungry during the day). I eat less...
06-17-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 17,690
Posted By Stucky

Why don't cars have air brakes? Oh...because it...

Why don't cars have air brakes? Oh...because it would be ridiculous over-kill? (Hint, hint....)
05-16-17, 09:10 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,173
Posted By Stucky

Ummm, yeah.... Mountain bikes are going to...

Ummm, yeah....

Mountain bikes are going to get busted up; road bikes, not so much.

So for the road bike, the difference between the $40 and $300 headset comes down to the bling and saving a few...
05-15-17, 10:53 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,173
Posted By Stucky

Don't get me wrong, King stuff is top-notch and...

Don't get me wrong, King stuff is top-notch and all, and if someone likes the bling and is willing to spring for it, so be it (I like it, but am not willing to spring for it...) but one does NOT have...
05-13-17, 05:00 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,173
Posted By Stucky

Yesiree. I like the look of the shiny chrome...

Yesiree. I like the look of the shiny chrome stuff myself, just as I like those colored anodized aluminum hubs, but I am NOT spending that kinda money for something i don't even look at when I'm...
05-13-17, 03:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,471
Posted By Stucky

I'm envious! Where do you guys find these deals!

I'm envious! Where do you guys find these deals!
05-13-17, 03:16 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,173
Posted By Stucky

The only real difference is in the...

The only real difference is in the aesthetics/snob-appeal/bragging rights/one's mind.

As far as any noticeable difference in ride performance, feel or durability? No difference whatsoever; and in...
05-13-17, 03:02 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 14,611
Posted By Stucky

I like the discs on my fat bike just fine, but I...

I like the discs on my fat bike just fine, but I will not have a road bike with discs. Totally unnecessary; overkill; make it more likely to grab too much brake and skid in an emergency braking...
05-13-17, 02:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,793
Posted By Stucky

No one needs to do such a comparison. Rim...

No one needs to do such a comparison.

Rim brakes are more than sufficient for road bikes for 95% of riding situations. If you ride where it's mountainous AND wet, then disc brakes may be...
05-03-17, 07:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,427
Posted By Stucky

Now you guys of all people should realize how...

Now you guys of all people should realize how marriage interferes with one's hobbies! And it seems like ALL of my hobbies are of the variety that women, for some strange reason, tend not be on-board...
05-02-17, 05:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,427
Posted By Stucky

I'm goinmg to try riding in a loose cotton shirt....

I'm goinmg to try riding in a loose cotton shirt. Bike jerseys feel hot.

To those who thought it was impossible for me to be any fredlier.....guess again! (Now I'm wishing I still had my Venge,...
05-02-17, 04:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,427
Posted By Stucky

Ya know, all this time I was giving cycling...

Ya know, all this time I was giving cycling credit for acclimating me to the heat; but now that you've reminded me of how it was in the city, I'm beginning to think that maybe moving to a very rural...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-17, 09:14 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,750
Posted By Stucky

THAT, essentially, is the essence of first...

THAT, essentially, is the essence of first learning to ride a bike. When we are, say, 6 years old, or what ever age we are when we first hop on a 2-wheeler, not having any previous experience, our...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-17, 04:44 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,750
Posted By Stucky

O-K guys, did my little experiment: Rode around...

O-K guys, did my little experiment: Rode around in a c. 20' counterclockwise circle at low speed, and: Had to keep the front wheel turned to the left the whole time. My thesis is that at low speeds,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,750
Posted By Stucky

Exactly. I was unaware of countersteering until I...

Exactly. I was unaware of countersteering until I was c. 50 years old...yet I'd been doing it all of my life. And as you said, even the term countersteering is misleading. It's just essentially...
04-30-17, 10:31 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,433
Posted By Stucky

The best thing about good old platforms, is that...

The best thing about good old platforms, is that you can vary the position of your feet on the pedals, according to changes in conditions/terrain, or just at various intervals of time; and that...
04-30-17, 10:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,427
Posted By Stucky

I gave up riding in the cold completely. It's...

I gave up riding in the cold completely. It's just not enjoyable.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-17, 10:16 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,750
Posted By Stucky

But the thing is: You don't have a choice. Above...

But the thing is: You don't have a choice. Above a certain speed, on two wheels (I think it's around 12MPH) you steer the bike by shifting the center of gravity, which forces countersteering. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-17, 10:19 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,750
Posted By Stucky

I think I, like most people, never even gave...

I think I, like most people, never even gave counter-steering a thought; never realized it even was a thing, until we read about it- and yet we'd been doing it since we were children.....
04-29-17, 10:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,427
Posted By Stucky

I dunno if it's just me.....but I find actually...

I dunno if it's just me.....but I find actually RIDING, however hot it is, isn't bad; It's when you STOP that the sweat comes pouring out, and you really feel the heat mugging you!
04-28-17, 10:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,427
Posted By Stucky

Best thing is: Just ride. If you're feeling...

Best thing is: Just ride. If you're feeling really hot and stressed, just take it a little easy.

I'm a former northerner, and used to complain if it was above 70*F. Moved to the somewhat-South 16...
04-28-17, 10:11 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,433
Posted By Stucky

Awww, don't mention it! Hey, ride where that...

Awww, don't mention it!

Hey, ride where that stuff is likely to be played, and I'll bet your speed will at least DOUBLE! ('specially at night!)
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