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Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-23, 08:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 634
Posted By Reflector Guy

I almost never ride if the roads are wet even if...

I almost never ride if the roads are wet even if that means instead riding when it's colder (IE, below 32). Within reason of course. Sunny and no wind is preferable.
02-02-23, 08:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,505
Posted By Reflector Guy

+2 I tend to think most mechanical problems...

+2

I tend to think most mechanical problems are caused by simple issues, you just have to get on them and when it's all fixed you'll be amazed by how simple it really was.

If all else fails,...
01-18-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,317
Posted By Reflector Guy

Should I throw away my black aluminum stem cap...

Should I throw away my black aluminum stem cap and replace it with a black carbon stem cap from ENVE that costs $120? It might be worth it because it is 0.015 grams lighter.

Hey, that could be...
01-17-23, 01:43 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,455
Posted By Reflector Guy

Comedy gold! My co-workers all looked in to see...

Comedy gold! My co-workers all looked in to see what I was laughing about. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-23, 09:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,109
Posted By Reflector Guy

My LBS is a Trek store, and their online...

My LBS is a Trek store, and their online inventory shows 17 road bikes in stock today.... That's more than I've seen there in a few years (last time I looked it was something like 3 in stock, and...
01-16-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,455
Posted By Reflector Guy

Something tells me it's going to be a long, cold...

Something tells me it's going to be a long, cold winter....
01-13-23, 09:52 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,832
Posted By Reflector Guy

An Aquafina water bottle from the gas station...

An Aquafina water bottle from the gas station fits my water bottle holder perfectly and I don't feel bad about tossing it in the trash when it eventually gets all scratched from being in the holder. ...
01-12-23, 09:08 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,822
Posted By Reflector Guy

I am picturing him with a big sheet of troll...

I am picturing him with a big sheet of troll stickers, probably something he bought to give to his grandkids, and he sticks one on his recumbent bike each time a thread makes it to six pages.
01-10-23, 10:17 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,822
Posted By Reflector Guy

After 40 years, it turns into a potato.

After 40 years, it turns into a potato.
01-10-23, 02:55 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,822
Posted By Reflector Guy

The hard part would be to come up with another...

The hard part would be to come up with another one.
01-10-23, 02:53 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,822
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'm rarely serious.... ;)

I'm rarely serious.... ;)
01-10-23, 02:29 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,822
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'm looking hard at a bike that costs just $4999...

I'm looking hard at a bike that costs just $4999 which comes in just under the OP's trigger warning price.
01-10-23, 01:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,661
Posted By Reflector Guy

With a coat of paint and a chrome dork disc the...

With a coat of paint and a chrome dork disc the size of a pie plate, that bike would look almost exactly like the old Sears Free Spirit 10-speed I rode for about a decade...
01-10-23, 01:27 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,822
Posted By Reflector Guy

I have a feeling it's going to be a long, cold...

I have a feeling it's going to be a long, cold winter....
01-09-23, 10:42 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,661
Posted By Reflector Guy

LOL I thought those were miniature snowmobiles! ...

LOL I thought those were miniature snowmobiles! Possibly RC even. I couldn't imagine where he'd be able to use them in NC.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By Reflector Guy

I had a faux-Trek for a few years, really just a...

I had a faux-Trek for a few years, really just a big-box bike vinyl-wrapped and lettered with "Trek" decals..... It was perfect for the hanging rack! If it got scratched, I didn't mind.

This...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By Reflector Guy

I kept seeing pics of yours (and those of a few...

I kept seeing pics of yours (and those of a few others....). At some point I just couldn't stop myself! :thumb:
12-28-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,932
Posted By Reflector Guy

The same question gets asked often on automotive...

The same question gets asked often on automotive forums. No, I've never had a bike (or a car, or whatever) with a name. Or a gender.
12-19-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 882
Posted By Reflector Guy

If someone asks what I want for Christmas, I just...

If someone asks what I want for Christmas, I just tell them socks or underwear. The stuff I really want or need, I just buy myself.
12-16-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,874
Posted By Reflector Guy

To paraphrase Nigel Tufnel in "Spinal Tap": "This...

To paraphrase Nigel Tufnel in "Spinal Tap": "This bike is brand new; it's never been ridden. See, it still has the hang tag on it. It hasn't been ridden, it mustn't be ridden! No, don't touch it!...
12-02-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,657
Posted By Reflector Guy

Awesome! I'll order one too, I am sure it's...

Awesome! I'll order one too, I am sure it's cheaper and faster than getting it right from Bianchi!
12-02-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,657
Posted By Reflector Guy

I bought my new bike (my Infinito) used, so it...

I bought my new bike (my Infinito) used, so it came with a small spot of touch-up paint on the chainstay. Totally wrong shade of green! I really should try to get the right color for it because it...
12-02-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,657
Posted By Reflector Guy

I do like his reflector though. :thumb:

I do like his reflector though. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,119
Posted By Reflector Guy

LOL I am reminded of the slippery plastic tape my...

LOL I am reminded of the slippery plastic tape my old (70s-era) Sears bike had..... It wasn't stretchy or clingy at all so you had to keep it wound tightly the whole time until you could tape down...
11-21-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 990
Posted By Reflector Guy

My Dad used to take it to an extreme. He'd stop...

My Dad used to take it to an extreme. He'd stop in the middle of the block to wave pedestrians across, even when there was no crosswalk. The danger of course was that he'd get rear-ended by the car...
11-18-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 990
Posted By Reflector Guy

Same here. Most drivers are reasonably good.... ...

Same here. Most drivers are reasonably good.... And yes, there are more than a few who like to stop and wave me on across, even when they have the right of way. The trouble is, the guy coming the...
11-16-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,623
Posted By Reflector Guy

Just out of curiosity, how long have you lived in...

Just out of curiosity, how long have you lived in the area? Can you write a few paragraphs about the stunning natural beauty of the trail that isn't copied from the Washington Trails Association...
11-15-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,623
Posted By Reflector Guy

Build it in someone else's back yard!

Build it in someone else's back yard!
11-10-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,279
Posted By Reflector Guy

And be sure to buy EXACTLY the one she picks...

And be sure to buy EXACTLY the one she picks out..... Don't do like my parents always did, and buy a model two or three steps down the pricing ladder instead.
11-10-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,879
Posted By Reflector Guy

37 years here..... I feel your pain!

37 years here..... I feel your pain!
11-10-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,872
Posted By Reflector Guy

Sounds good to me! :thumb:

Sounds good to me! :thumb:
11-08-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,409
Posted By Reflector Guy

Really? One extreme or the other? ...

Really? One extreme or the other?

Fortunately I land somewhere in the middle with the other 99% of path users.
11-07-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,409
Posted By Reflector Guy

Sounds more like groups of rookies. Newbies. ...

Sounds more like groups of rookies. Newbies. Amateurs on beach cruisers. Etc, etc.

Elite road club cyclists would all be wearing appropriate shades and thus OP wouldn't know if they were giving...
11-07-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,409
Posted By Reflector Guy

Obviously, they had all read this thread since...

Obviously, they had all read this thread since their last ride, and had mended their ways. Mission accomplished! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By Reflector Guy

On my other car I use a cheapie Allen...

On my other car I use a cheapie Allen trunk-mounted bike-hanging rack. I'm not sure that's the right kind of rack for a carbon bike?

I got this 1up rack awhile ago but had only used it a couple...
11-05-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,409
Posted By Reflector Guy

Silly me, I had interpreted "groups of cyclists...

Silly me, I had interpreted "groups of cyclists riding in packs" to mean families with kids, couples riding side-by-side chatting, newbies riding in groups so they can talk, etc, etc.
11-03-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,153
Posted By Reflector Guy

This, exactly. Our family's DNA doomed us all to...

This, exactly. Our family's DNA doomed us all to nearly-hairless legs forever.

I was always worried people thought I actually WAS shaving my legs!
11-02-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,206
Posted By Reflector Guy

The Park Tools videos with Calvin Jones are...

The Park Tools videos with Calvin Jones are always good when there's a new kind of brake caliper or derailleur that needs some fine adjustments.
11-02-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,206
Posted By Reflector Guy

I like their videos with Manon Lloyd..... She...

I like their videos with Manon Lloyd..... She always has a fun time and a good attitude no matter what wet or cold bike ride they're embarked on.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,564
Posted By Reflector Guy

If we could superimpose the material choices here...

If we could superimpose the material choices here onto a thread about chain lubes.... It'll be like discovering plutonium by accident!
10-30-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,807
Posted By Reflector Guy

I am picturing maybe a garage door is...

I am picturing maybe a garage door is extraordinarily heavy or difficult to open, misaligned or apt to come off its hinges, in which maybe leaving the bike outside is the better choice.
10-30-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,807
Posted By Reflector Guy

Do the other cyclists ask to borrow your Grey...

Do the other cyclists ask to borrow your Grey Poupon?

(Members under about 40 or so won't get the reference)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,772
Posted By Reflector Guy

Someone here posted some pics of some "Shinamo"...

Someone here posted some pics of some "Shinamo" stuff they bought a while back..... Maybe that's what yours are?
10-27-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By Reflector Guy

Rydabent would probably have apoplexy if he saw a...

Rydabent would probably have apoplexy if he saw a bike like that. But even he would have to admit that the rider won't be staring down at his wheel.
10-26-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,143
Posted By Reflector Guy

Not mentioned yet is that old October-November...

Not mentioned yet is that old October-November bugaboo, at least for many of us here.... The annual cleanup of leaves. Despite living on a narrow urban lot, I get about eleven billion leaves each...
10-25-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,143
Posted By Reflector Guy

Cold, rain and wind. Long hours at work; I come...

Cold, rain and wind.
Long hours at work; I come home and it's already starting to get dark this time of year.
Other hobbies take up a lot of time.
My mom died in January, and taking care of her...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By Reflector Guy

Thanks, it sure is fun to have a pretty new bike!...

Thanks, it sure is fun to have a pretty new bike!

I took it for a nice longer ride after work today (maybe the last chance for awhile since there is a lot of rain coming the next few days). I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,635
Posted By Reflector Guy

If one of them reaches over and shifts your bike...

If one of them reaches over and shifts your bike into the hardest gear, or jams a tire pump into your spokes, that's usually a sign they'd rather not have you along.
10-24-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,126
Posted By Reflector Guy

Should I oil my bell, or is it best left dry?

Should I oil my bell, or is it best left dry?
10-24-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,403
Posted By Reflector Guy

I rode a lot when I was a kid, culminating in the...

I rode a lot when I was a kid, culminating in the three years I lived in Peoria IL in my 20s where I rode daily. Then, not at all for years. Finally, I started riding again in 2017 after my doctor...
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