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04-04-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,117
Posted By badger1

I have attached one of these royal figurines to...

I have attached one of these royal figurines to my bars. Never have to think about waving.

...
03-25-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By badger1

User error, or ... troll. If the former:...

User error, or ... troll.

If the former: you've no one to blame but yourself. If the latter ... close thread.

That is all.
03-24-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,773
Posted By badger1

Short answer: yes, I will be. Fortunately...

Short answer: yes, I will be.

Fortunately we're seeing a reasonably early spring here; it's warming up a little, and our extensive MUP system will be clear of snow/ice, so I'll be getting out....
03-18-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,731
Posted By badger1

Is it next door to Soldier Cyclist of...

Is it next door to Soldier Cyclist of Fortune.net? Informative threads over there; saw one recently: 'How to Weaponize Your Bike'.
02-28-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,616
Posted By badger1

Yup. But wth, this is teh Biek Forms -- the land...

Yup. But wth, this is teh Biek Forms -- the land that reality forgot.:)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,222
Posted By badger1

The 42 is the new, more inclusive version of the...

The 42 is the new, more inclusive version of the 41, incorporating gravel and sidewalk cycling.

Apparently.

To the amusement of some.
02-08-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,097
Posted By badger1

Good to see you here, Bill.:)

Good to see you here, Bill.:)
02-05-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,097
Posted By badger1

:bday: Eatonkd and yes, "it goes fast"! 60...

:bday: Eatonkd and yes, "it goes fast"!

60 seems a moment ago; then, I was thinking the 65-85 thread was ages away. Now 68 ... blink of an eye.
02-02-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,845
Posted By badger1

I have two POS flat-bar road bikes.:)

I have two POS flat-bar road bikes.:)
02-01-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 910
Posted By badger1

Winter; must be Winter. That is the only rational...

Winter; must be Winter. That is the only rational explanation for this thread.:)
01-22-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,226
Posted By badger1

Giant's carbon technology (r/d, production...

Giant's carbon technology (r/d, production methods, etc.) is second to absolutely no one's.

As others have pointed out, economies of scale come into play as well, in two senses. First, Giant...
01-21-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,734
Posted By badger1

"Like" button not working (?), so ......

"Like" button not working (?), so ... 'Like^^^'
01-16-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,552
Posted By badger1

Some might ask "Why not ..."

Some might ask "Why not ..."
01-05-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,730
Posted By badger1

In just a mid-size city here, but with awful...

In just a mid-size city here, but with awful roads and traffic, and at 68 -- with some on-going health issues -- I have no trouble riding my upright bike in town or out of town -- or my upright mtb...
12-27-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,943
Posted By badger1

https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/

https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/
12-26-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,029
Posted By badger1

Knew a fellow in law school (decades ago now) --...

Knew a fellow in law school (decades ago now) -- well-off brat, son of a judge -- who made his wife weigh herself every morning and evening. Consequences would ensue were she to exceed a prescribed...
12-26-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 711
Posted By badger1

Perfect!! 'The Strange Death of Sir Julian...

Perfect!!

'The Strange Death of Sir Julian Smethwick-Treadwell, Lt Col Royal Fusiliers (ret.)', investigated by ...

Lemming ...
Lemming ...
Lemming of the CID ...
12-26-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 711
Posted By badger1

Well, I suppose 'Peloton' is taken, so they had...

Well, I suppose 'Peloton' is taken, so they had to come up with something? "I gave her/him (or insert chosen objective case personal pronoun here) a Treadwell for Christmas, and now there's no...
12-19-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,313
Posted By badger1

Certainly didn't help. 'That' pic, taken...

Certainly didn't help.

'That' pic, taken together with the op's admission that he had had a serious accident while cycling on that property, pretty much explains the ban. Assuming the college...
12-17-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,121
Posted By badger1

Yep. I left the practice of law years ago for an...

Yep. I left the practice of law years ago for an academic career in another field, but this pretty much sums things up as far as 'law' is concerned, iirc. Canada and the U.S. aren't that much...
12-12-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,254
Posted By badger1

None. 0. I don't 'get it' -- Strava, let...

None.
0.
I don't 'get it' -- Strava, let alone Zwift and all the other contraptions -- and never will.
Quite happy just to pile up unrecorded kms. each year. But that's just me; carry on.:)
12-11-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,715
Posted By badger1

What is the frame (mfg/model), and from whom did...

What is the frame (mfg/model), and from whom did you purchase it, and how was it 'advertised'?

All of these things matter. You (op) mention that you did 'get a deal'. Well, a 'deal' can be...
12-04-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 11,286
Posted By badger1

Why, that's a swell idea Ward! I'm sure the...

Why, that's a swell idea Ward! I'm sure the Missus is just gonna love it!
...
12-02-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 31,871
Posted By badger1

Yep; an old friend here on teh Biek Forms....

Yep; an old friend here on teh Biek Forms. Nothing changes ... a classic in the grand tradition of Dreamrider (various guises) and 'the kid from the UK' (various guises).
12-01-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,947
Posted By badger1

I will echo shelbyfv: what is your evidence (not...

I will echo shelbyfv: what is your evidence (not your obviously uninformed opinion -- your evidence) for this and similar statements?

<crickets>
11-27-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,924
Posted By badger1

Now you've done it. Prediction: this thread will...

Now you've done it. Prediction: this thread will reach 10 pages.
11-27-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,924
Posted By badger1

That's a good suggestion. Lots of stuff, lightly...

That's a good suggestion. Lots of stuff, lightly used, on Craigslist.

Just this morning I was checking for crash strategies; found at least a dozen listings.
11-26-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,563
Posted By badger1

Give it time; I'm sure some 'breaking' will be...

Give it time; I'm sure some 'breaking' will be forthcoming.

BTW, in this context the correct spelling is 'skillz', not 'skills'.
11-26-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,924
Posted By badger1

Buy both first, then start a thread about them...

Buy both first, then start a thread about them here asking if you should have bought them.
11-25-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,563
Posted By badger1

Understood. Sadly I -- as I have learnt from...

Understood.

Sadly I -- as I have learnt from this thread -- don't know what I'm doing and should perhaps not even be riding a bike, and certainly not on descents, because I have come to have a...
11-21-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,563
Posted By badger1

There, you see? Here we are, well into page 2....

There, you see? Here we are, well into page 2. All it takes is persons of goodwill, willing to post 'points' that have been repeated ad nauseam on here in sundry threads, and 2 pages will quickly...
11-21-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 848
Posted By badger1

Pffft ... these bars are just lame; pale...

Pffft ... these bars are just lame; pale imitations of the real thing*, and sold at inflated prices.

*Bike Snob NYC: The First (and Last) Annual BSNYC/RTMS Cockpit of the Year Award: The Finalists...
11-20-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,346
Posted By badger1

Agreed. It is interesting to noodle around...

Agreed.

It is interesting to noodle around exploring how this is set up. One can access 'Viathon' via Walmart.com, but aside from placing an order everything else (intentionally?) directs one to...
11-19-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,536
Posted By badger1

Sir Bedevere: ...and that, my liege, is how we...

Sir Bedevere:
...and that, my liege, is how we know the Earth to be banana shaped.

King Arthur:
This new learning amazes me, Sir Bedevere. Explain again how sheep's bladders may be employed to...
11-19-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,346
Posted By badger1

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1187905-ge...

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1187905-get-your-next-carbon-bike-walmart-ok-i-ll-start.html
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,286
Posted By badger1

Add some LIGHTWEIGHT MEILENSTEIN OBERMAYER wheels...

Add some LIGHTWEIGHT MEILENSTEIN OBERMAYER wheels to that low/midrange crabon bikecycle and you'll be flying. Switching from Not-Bibs to bibs is good for another few mph.

Just sayin'.:)
11-15-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,094
Posted By badger1

Flat-bar gravel bike? Readily available at your...

Flat-bar gravel bike? Readily available at your local Specialized dealer. Stock, and ready to go, with 38mm Tracer Pro tires. Mine (below) has had a tire change, but that doesn't change the character...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 60,392
Posted By badger1

I can offer some limited comment here, fwiw. My...

I can offer some limited comment here, fwiw. My bike came with FS 1.0 -- the progressive spring version. The factory defect I noted above aside, it worked as advertised and certainly did noticeably...
11-15-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 991
Views: 293,524
Posted By badger1

Yes, and no, not really. The main gain is...

Yes, and no, not really.

The main gain is lower weight. The FS on your bike, with correct tire pressure and bike fit/set-up, will swamp any (if any) tiny gains in flex/vibration damping offered by...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,117
Posted By badger1

This. That aside, perhaps folks here don't...

This.

That aside, perhaps folks here don't realize, as said above by sdmc530, that the 'sons [grandsons?] of Walmart' are themselves very, very dedicated cyclists -- especially mtb -- and have...
11-10-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 16,107
Posted By badger1

Yep. Pretty simple, imo. I have three derailleur...

Yep. Pretty simple, imo. I have three derailleur drivetrains, on my three bicycles: 3x9; 2x10; and now 1x11.

They all work, flawlessly, and have done so over the years that I have had them....
11-10-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,789
Posted By badger1

To me, yes. To you, or others, who knows? ...

To me, yes. To you, or others, who knows?

Your money; your decision. I require prescription lenses. My Rudy Project Rydons are brilliant in every respect: very light, durable (six+ years now), and...
11-08-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 15,378
Posted By badger1

Btw, speaking of Rush a while back, I don't think...

Btw, speaking of Rush a while back, I don't think (?) anyone has mentioned Neil Peart's connection with cycling?...
11-07-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 15,378
Posted By badger1

Taste is funny, innit? I adore Dylan, the Byrds,...

Taste is funny, innit? I adore Dylan, the Byrds, but can't stand U2 -- Bono, in particular. Rush? I know they're Canajun, but ... meh. Each to their own, says I.

Me? Some faves, in no particular...
11-07-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 15,378
Posted By badger1

'Zackly! This thread ... lots of pining over...

'Zackly!

This thread ... lots of pining over long-gone youth. I started buying 'records' for myself in '62, age 11, with Bob Dylan's self-titled first album. The other two standouts in memory for...
11-07-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 15,378
Posted By badger1

:) Here's another favourite. ...

:)

Here's another favourite.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF0PYQ8IOL4
11-07-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 15,378
Posted By badger1

Clue: Cinelli fan. ...

Clue: Cinelli fan.
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11-07-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 15,378
Posted By badger1

Here's an easy one. ...

Here's an easy one.
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11-07-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,694
Posted By badger1

Pfffft. Not interested. For one thing, it doesn't...

Pfffft. Not interested. For one thing, it doesn't have illusory drop bars. And then there's the question whether one gets the same 'workout' with a digital barrow as with an analog barrow....
11-06-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 293,524
Posted By badger1

So, my cycling season is winding down (don't ride...

So, my cycling season is winding down (don't ride in icy/snowy conditions), so a good time to do a first-season review of my Sirrus X Comp. Just a few notes to supplement what I've written elsewhere...
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