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01-18-23, 05:36 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,023
Posted By bbbean

No accounting for taste...

No accounting for taste...
01-18-23, 05:03 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,023
Posted By bbbean

Watches, shoes, jewelry, antiques, cars,...

Watches, shoes, jewelry, antiques, cars, collectibles, precision instruments, art, musical instruments, shotguns, etc. Lots of things cost more than the bare minimum of ingredients and labor. At the...
11-30-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 768
Posted By bbbean

Absolutely. No need to buy trainer tires when...

Absolutely. No need to buy trainer tires when you've got last season's road tires handy. Ride 'em til there's just the idea of a tire left.

BB
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,608
Posted By bbbean

Can we pin this to the top of all forums? ...

Can we pin this to the top of all forums?

FWIW, #1 is arguably my pet peeve. There is apparently a quantum leap from casual coffee shop rider and TdF pro. No one could possibly find themselves...
11-20-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 954
Posted By bbbean

Everywhere. We just notice the bad ones. Nobody...

Everywhere. We just notice the bad ones. Nobody ever posts "200 drivers passed me on my ride today. None of them did anything stupid or dangerous". But if one of them got a little close, the post...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,608
Posted By bbbean

Races that use a front number plate are a pet...

Races that use a front number plate are a pet peeve of mine.
10-21-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,612
Posted By bbbean

I can only assume you find that jersey very...

I can only assume you find that jersey very exciting!
10-14-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,612
Posted By bbbean

Thread summed up: ...

Thread summed up:


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10-05-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,585
Posted By bbbean

Please hire someone to video all your rides from...

Please hire someone to video all your rides from now on.

On an unrelated note, I'm taking out a life insurance policy on you. I'll send someone over with the papers for you to sign.
10-03-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 618
Posted By bbbean

Also worth considering is that there are a LOT of...

Also worth considering is that there are a LOT of bikes out there with electronic shifting. There may be come incentive for third party battery and parts replacements a few years down the line.
09-30-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,896
Posted By bbbean

OK. And I've noted lots of reasons that a camera...

OK. And I've noted lots of reasons that a camera is a useful accessory. Glad we're on the same page.
09-29-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,566
Posted By bbbean

I suspect more than 2% of people who are doing...

I suspect more than 2% of people who are doing anything have drugs in their systems.
09-29-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,896
Posted By bbbean

I've been running cameras on my bikes for 3...

I've been running cameras on my bikes for 3 years. As I expected, it makes absolutely zero difference in driver behavior. How could it? All they see is some guy on a bike. They certainly can't see...
09-25-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By bbbean

Just a matter of riding every or at least most...

Just a matter of riding every or at least most days.Helps if you love to ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 810
Posted By bbbean

Any time sealant makes it outside one of my...

Any time sealant makes it outside one of my tires, I pull it off and put a patch on the inside.
09-15-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,455
Posted By bbbean

I'll put in a word for Trainerroad and their plan...

I'll put in a word for Trainerroad and their plan builder. Put in your events, and they'll design a training plan for the events and schedule you want,

Note that a few weeks isn't much time to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,161
Posted By bbbean

Great. Some guy I never heard of conducts a n=1...

Great. Some guy I never heard of conducts a n=1 test on youtube with no/poor experimental control, and the results are supposed to reflect anything other than one guys experience on one day? Why not...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,464
Posted By bbbean

If only we could all be as tough, cool, and lucky...

If only we could all be as tough, cool, and lucky as you, life would be grand...
04-28-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,820
Posted By bbbean

I think this can be boiled down pretty simply....

I think this can be boiled down pretty simply. How do you interact with strangers in any other context? Be polite and friendly, watch for signals the other person doesn't want to interact, and go...
04-19-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,873
Posted By bbbean

FWIW, I'm a farmer when I'm not riding bikes or...

FWIW, I'm a farmer when I'm not riding bikes or trading cotton, and let me assure you drivers have roughly the same level of annoyance over tractors and farm equipment despite the fact that we are...
03-28-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,529
Posted By bbbean

Let us know how your online retailer handles your...

Let us know how your online retailer handles your complaint when a tube blows immediately after installation.
03-28-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,529
Posted By bbbean

I knocked over my beer at a bar (that I'd been...

I knocked over my beer at a bar (that I'd been going to for 12 years) once. When I complained to the bartender, he refused to replace it free of charge.

Should I
a) Accept responsibility for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,957
Posted By bbbean

Comparing GP5000 to Gatorskin is like comparing a...

Comparing GP5000 to Gatorskin is like comparing a Porsche Boxter to a Jeep Wrangler. They're designed for different purposes. For speed and handling, the GP5000 is one of the best tires available....
03-14-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,380
Posted By bbbean

I buy from my LBS. I like Specialized gear, but I...

I buy from my LBS. I like Specialized gear, but I like having an LBS more, so I'm running Giant wheels and continental tires this season instead of the Roval/Specialized combo I ran the past few...
03-07-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,870
Posted By bbbean

There are lots of people who enjoy riding fast,...

There are lots of people who enjoy riding fast, but never pin on a number. The differences between very supple race tires and very stiff puncture resistant tires are decidedly noticeable. It may not...
03-07-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,870
Posted By bbbean

Two words: Rolling Resistance One more word:...

Two words: Rolling Resistance

One more word: Aerodynamics

What the heck, another word: Weight
03-02-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,735
Posted By bbbean

Ifg you ride the trainer very often, get a cheap...

Ifg you ride the trainer very often, get a cheap rear wheel and throw on a worn road tire. That way you can use the good rubber on the road where it counts, and won't need to swap tires or wear out...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,595
Posted By bbbean

Blinking lights = more visible to other road...

Blinking lights = more visible to other road users and better battery life. Don't overthink it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,746
Posted By bbbean

Period, end of story.

Period, end of story.
02-09-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,593
Posted By bbbean

I'm all for natural fibers, and would happily...

I'm all for natural fibers, and would happily wear a silk, cotton, or wool kit if it functioned as well as spandex currently does.

But that's a tall order.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,292
Posted By bbbean

I do occasionally, but only when the wife isn't...

I do occasionally, but only when the wife isn't home.
02-07-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,873
Posted By bbbean

Sorry - I'm calling BS. Sunday afternoon, 4 lane...

Sorry - I'm calling BS. Sunday afternoon, 4 lane road, 35 mph speed limit and traffic was backed up for blocks because two cyclists were riding in a lane? If traffic was actually backed up for...
02-07-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,788
Posted By bbbean

They won't slide on any easier, but you'll be...

They won't slide on any easier, but you'll be much more aware of just how soft/course/itchy/comfy they are!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,242
Posted By bbbean

It still allows a similar effect. The point of...

It still allows a similar effect. The point of mips is to dampen rotational forces in a crash. I think it is at least conceivable that a slippery layer (hair and/or hat) could provide a less...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,242
Posted By bbbean

Well that makes ALL the difference!!

Well that makes ALL the difference!!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,242
Posted By bbbean

I would expect just the opposite. Mips basically...

I would expect just the opposite. Mips basically allows the head to rotate within the helmet, reducing rotational forces in a crash. If anything, I would think an extra layer between head and helmet...
12-20-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,177
Posted By bbbean

In the first place, shoulders aren't bike lanes,...

In the first place, shoulders aren't bike lanes, and in the second place, it is 8-10 inches wide, broken in places, absent in others, and frequently littered with gravel or glass.Even if it were 3-4...
12-20-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,177
Posted By bbbean

I love the "our drivers would kill you" posts...

I love the "our drivers would kill you" posts that never seem to be supported by actual data. Granted, I've only ridden in 8 or 10 states on urban, suburban, and rural roads, and have only been doing...
12-17-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,851
Posted By bbbean

You're entering a market full of skilled...

You're entering a market full of skilled competitors. That doesn't mean you can't succeed, but you're relying offering generic descriptions and no reputation to compete with existing vendors sporting...
11-13-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,177
Posted By bbbean

Yes, yes, and birth control doesn't "control"...

Yes, yes, and birth control doesn't "control" birth, either, but we all know what is meant. Controlling the lane is simply a tested and effective technique to maximize your visibility and encourage...
11-11-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,007
Posted By bbbean

Most, if not all of them offer free trials. Try...

Most, if not all of them offer free trials. Try them all and see what suits YOUR needs.
11-11-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,177
Posted By bbbean

Most of the US is two lane roads with speed...

Most of the US is two lane roads with speed limits of 55-70mph. People ride these roads tens of millions of miles each year without incident. Make yourself visible, control the lane, maintain...
11-11-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,736
Posted By bbbean

Sore palms are due to 2 factors: 1) Bike fit ...

Sore palms are due to 2 factors:
1) Bike fit
2) Core strength

Tweak those, and you won't be resting enough weight on your hands to get sore.
10-04-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,598
Posted By bbbean

Seems more like a Slav.

Seems more like a Slav.
09-16-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,163
Posted By bbbean

It is un-American to peel bananas differently...

It is un-American to peel bananas differently than I do. Besides, here's an article from Sheldon Brown citing outdated technology and unpublished studies that says you shouldn't peel them the way you...
09-15-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,163
Posted By bbbean

I like bananas

I like bananas.
09-15-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,693
Posted By bbbean

Thank you for sharing. The conversation would...

Thank you for sharing. The conversation would have been so lacking without your contribution!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,282
Posted By bbbean

Yes. I just did. My trainer wheel and cassette...

Yes. I just did. My trainer wheel and cassette cost $50-60, and I use old road tires that I don't want to use outside any more. Swapping wheels with a QR takes 15-30 seconds, so it isn't much of an...
09-13-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,833
Posted By bbbean

Blame to share here, but I think making a U turn...

Blame to share here, but I think making a U turn without signalling AND looking back is pretty inexcusable.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,535
Posted By bbbean

If at first you don't succeed, post a terrible...

If at first you don't succeed, post a terrible review and never go back?

3 things:
1) Congrats on your 5 year run of good luck.
2) To a large part, flats are randomly caused. Maybe that just...
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