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11-23-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By Bald Paul

One of my neighbors whom I ride with regularly...

One of my neighbors whom I ride with regularly has an e-bike (Trek.) I keep up with him just fine, although he does pull me on the climbs. There seems to be enough interest in forming a relaxed ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 885,617
Posted By Bald Paul

No code needed. Just order on Monday. I had...

No code needed. Just order on Monday.
I had Boyd wheels on my other bike (sold) and as soon as I got my new bike, I ordered up a set (went from rim brake to disc, so a swap wasn't going to work). ...
11-22-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By Bald Paul

Change in plans (getting back into shape)

After a year of almost no riding (only about 250 miles total) I'm now able to start up again.
At my age (70) a year off takes more of a toll on your conditioning than it used to.
I've finding...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 885,617
Posted By Bald Paul

Looking to upgrade your wheelset? Boyd Cycling is...

Looking to upgrade your wheelset? Boyd Cycling is having a 25% off EVERYTHING sale on Monday, November 28th (Cyber Monday)
Boyd wheelsets are worth every penny when they're NOT on sale!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 335
Posted By Bald Paul

Yes, if you live in a state where a front plate...

Yes, if you live in a state where a front plate isn't required.
I use the Varia radar/light/camera on the rear, and a GoPro Hero 8 facing forward on the bars with an external pack to power it...
11-18-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By Bald Paul

Only the bravest of souls would ride through...

Only the bravest of souls would ride through Kelly Square! :D
11-18-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By Bald Paul

Oh, come on! I used to live near Woostah (you...

Oh, come on! I used to live near Woostah (you know, Worchester.) You mean you don't like the challenge of snowbanks on either side of the road that narrow the roads to a lane and a half? Salt that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By Bald Paul

Boyd? Never heard of them. :) I'm lucky enough...

Boyd? Never heard of them. :)
I'm lucky enough to live less than an hour away, and got a full tour of their new facility when I ordered my wheelset. It's impressive!
...
11-17-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,334
Posted By Bald Paul

At least there is plenty of evidence. License...

At least there is plenty of evidence. License plate (tag) and a good shot of the driver.
I think the "I didn't see him" defense is out the window.
I agree with livedarklions - no matter what...
11-15-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,869
Posted By Bald Paul

I bet some new PRs could be set on that if they...

I bet some new PRs could be set on that if they become a Strava segment!

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11-10-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,038
Posted By Bald Paul

Has the lawsuit been settled? I'm certain Zwift...

Has the lawsuit been settled? I'm certain Zwift had orders into the manufacturer and may be eager to unload them before some court tells them they can't sell them anymore. Should they lose the...
11-10-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,038
Posted By Bald Paul

This is my concern with ordering one (I am on the...

This is my concern with ordering one (I am on the waiting list, if they ever come back in stock.) I wonder if the delay in filling orders is related to the lawsuit. I hate buying something that is...
11-09-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,895
Posted By Bald Paul

Just the stolen ones. :notamused:

Just the stolen ones. :notamused:
11-08-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 996
Posted By Bald Paul

Heck of a time to do that. What do you do if it...

Heck of a time to do that. What do you do if it does come up as a stolen bike? You are now in possession of stolen property. You won't give out a serial number when you're selling, so I doubt you ask...
11-08-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,164
Posted By Bald Paul

It will come up when the lawyer representing the...

It will come up when the lawyer representing the person he hits at 40MPH that suffers severe injuries sues him and Trek. Trek will send lawyers and engineers to prove he modified the bike, and he'll...
11-08-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,164
Posted By Bald Paul

Gotta love those cheap Chinese battery packs and...

Gotta love those cheap Chinese battery packs and chargers! :eek:
11-08-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,164
Posted By Bald Paul

I think the generation of kids growing up now...

I think the generation of kids growing up now will have highly developed thumb muscles, from pressing keys on their phones and video game controllers.
The rest of them will be mush.

p.s.: Get...
11-08-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 641
Posted By Bald Paul

There's still a rough spot in the sheet rock wall...

There's still a rough spot in the sheet rock wall at my old house from when I (or the bike) decided to make a hard left turn while I was on those things. Punched a good sized hole in the wall.
I...
11-08-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 996
Posted By Bald Paul

Which is why I register my bike serial number...

Which is why I register my bike serial number when I purchase it and keep my sales slip.
The idea is that if you ask for the number to check with local PD, and the seller knows the bike is stolen,...
11-07-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By Bald Paul

The ICAN framesets aren't bad, either! By...

The ICAN framesets aren't bad, either!

By the way, did you have any words with the people in front of you in the paceline for not calling out "Hole!"?
11-07-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 996
Posted By Bald Paul

Ask the seller for the frame serial number, if...

Ask the seller for the frame serial number, if not listed in the ad. Explain to them that you want to check with local law enforcement to see if the bike has been reported stolen. If they balk, try...
11-06-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By Bald Paul

You could try this - before you stop riding,...

You could try this - before you stop riding, shift to your largest gear (big ring front, small cog rear.) Unclip one foot (your preference) and grab the rear brake lever. Backpedal until your...
11-06-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,973
Posted By Bald Paul

Lots of threads with lots of suggestions about...

Lots of threads with lots of suggestions about this.
11-05-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By Bald Paul

1) If you don't have a light on your bike, no one...

1) If you don't have a light on your bike, no one will hit you.
2) When it rains, you don't get wet.
3) The dinosaurs won't eat you.

Ride On.
Forum: Southeast
11-04-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By Bald Paul

2023 organized rides?

Does anyone know of a good website to find the dates and places of organized rides in the NC/SC area? I know Festivelo will be listed, as well as the Spartanburg Tour de Paws (a favorite, since I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By Bald Paul

That happened to my midsection.

That happened to my midsection.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,566
Posted By Bald Paul

My frames are all made of Unobtanium.

My frames are all made of Unobtanium.
10-31-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By Bald Paul

lithium-battery-safety.pdf (washington.edu)...

lithium-battery-safety.pdf (washington.edu) (https://www.ehs.washington.edu/system/files/resources/lithium-battery-safety.pdf)
10-30-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Bald Paul

Sort of like asking "If you could have either of...

Sort of like asking "If you could have either of these cars at the same price, which would you choose and why?" and then putting up a Toyota Corolla and a Lamborghini.
10-30-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,331
Posted By Bald Paul

If I feel the need to protect my teeth while...

If I feel the need to protect my teeth while riding, I'll just leave them at home. :50:
10-27-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By Bald Paul

It's a shame he couldn't afford the rest of the...

It's a shame he couldn't afford the rest of the bike. Would have made things a lot easier! :lol:
10-26-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 4,888
Posted By Bald Paul

Here you go! ...

Here you go!

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10-25-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,884
Posted By Bald Paul

My condolences to you both. Believe me, I know...

My condolences to you both. Believe me, I know how hard it can be. My wife passed away after a long battle with cancer earlier this month. She was in home hospice, and I was her primary caregiver, so...
10-23-22, 05:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,023
Posted By Bald Paul

Especially if you're riding to one of the many...

Especially if you're riding to one of the many escort services being offered on the forum lately.
10-22-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,376
Posted By Bald Paul

Don't let them kid you, they aren't doing this...

Don't let them kid you, they aren't doing this out of the goodness of their hearts. They are doing this to keep from getting sued.
I have a feeling they know that 90+ % of people aren't going to...
10-22-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,376
Posted By Bald Paul

I was sent a return shipping label yesterday,...

I was sent a return shipping label yesterday, with instructions to remove the bars and return them.
I responded by asking if Whisky was willing to (a) issue a full refund to help defray the cost of...
10-21-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,376
Posted By Bald Paul

I agree. Unless you just happen to have a spare...

I agree. Unless you just happen to have a spare set of handlebars lying around, you'd need to buy another set, install and tape them, then take them off and install and tape your new replacement...
10-21-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,376
Posted By Bald Paul

UPDATE: owners of the bars will be getting a...

UPDATE: owners of the bars will be getting a prepaid shipping label to send the bars back so they can be destroyed. A new set of replacement bars will be sent early 2023. I asked if there would be...
Forum: Introductions
10-21-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By Bald Paul

You should check out this group: Coastal...

You should check out this group:
Coastal Cyclists - Home (https://www.coastalcyclists.com/)
Forum: Introductions
10-21-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By Bald Paul

Ah, the flat roads! :) I'm here in the Upstate,...

Ah, the flat roads! :) I'm here in the Upstate, where the only time we mention "flat" is when a tire loses all it's air! :lol: I hope you came through Ian without any damage. I saw it got pretty, uh,...
Forum: Introductions
10-21-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By Bald Paul

Welcome! What part of SC are you in? Upstate,...

Welcome! What part of SC are you in? Upstate, Midlands, Lowcountry?
10-18-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,005
Posted By Bald Paul

If you paid with credit card, I would contact...

If you paid with credit card, I would contact them and tell them that although you were charged for the item, it hasn't been shipped and won't be until next year. Chances are you may be out of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,481
Posted By Bald Paul

I just mounted a set of GP5000s (700X32) on a new...

I just mounted a set of GP5000s (700X32) on a new Boyd carbon wheelset.
I was sort of dreading even attempting it, but surprisingly, all I needed were my thumbs. Easy.
10-17-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,894
Posted By Bald Paul

I sent them info on a bike I wanted to sell....

I sent them info on a bike I wanted to sell. Carbon fiber, Ultegra 11 spd, carbon wheelset. They came back and said they didn't want it, because they had too many like bikes in stock.
10-12-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,682
Posted By Bald Paul

Well, that was pretty stupid of him. :eek:

Well, that was pretty stupid of him. :eek:
10-09-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Bald Paul

Just remember that the plywood acts like a big...

Just remember that the plywood acts like a big sounding board. Normal noises from the trainer sometimes get amplified. I wouldn't worry about it too much.
10-09-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Bald Paul

Your setup sounds very much like mine. The AC...

Your setup sounds very much like mine. The AC mounts will conduct a lot of sound through them. I bought a couple of the rubber mats (the type that connect together to make a cushioned floor for a...
10-07-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,376
Posted By Bald Paul

Like the automotive industry, first goes out a...

Like the automotive industry, first goes out a letter telling you that there is something wrong with the product, and that details will be forthcoming. THEN the recalls go out after they determine...
10-07-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,376
Posted By Bald Paul

How will I be able to stop when I see a half...

How will I be able to stop when I see a half empty vodka bottle in a dumpster?
10-06-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,376
Posted By Bald Paul

Whisky and Salsa Carbon Handlebars WARNING

I just got this email today.
"We are writing to inform you of an important safety notice.Whisky and Salsa have had reports of some handlebars cracking where the brake/shift levers are installed,...
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