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Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,460
Posted By Steeler_fanatic

GCN did a YouTube...

GCN did a YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbDROaZ2_Wo) where they interviewed a Shimano rep about the differences between Dura-Ace and Ultegra. The rep indicated, from a performance...
09-16-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,224
Posted By Steeler_fanatic

I use daytime running lights (front and back) on...

I use daytime running lights (front and back) on every ride. I typically ride on secondary and rural roads and feel it is just as important to highlight my presence with those traveling in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,092
Posted By Steeler_fanatic

Of course getting both is best but the original...

Of course getting both is best but the original question was one or the other.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,092
Posted By Steeler_fanatic

This is a good topic as I am considering the...

This is a good topic as I am considering the Varia as an added safety feature. I would forgo the Cyclic and instead get a helmet mirror with the Vario. The mirror IMO is an essential safety feature...
08-25-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,921
Posted By Steeler_fanatic

I have seen one cyclist in my area use the pool...

I have seen one cyclist in my area use the pool noodle. I hadnít heard about the practice so wasnít sure what I was seeing. Eventually I figured it out. In my view it just presents a larger profile...
08-19-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,921
Posted By Steeler_fanatic

My experience in NC is that the majority of...

My experience in NC is that the majority of drivers provide a decent passing margin though I have had my share of buzz passers (typically small cars or larger pick-up trucks). What I see more of is...
07-15-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,335
Posted By Steeler_fanatic

Just about a year ago I weighed 220 lbs (57 yrs...

Just about a year ago I weighed 220 lbs (57 yrs old / 5' 10"). I decided to start riding. Today I'm 163 lbs. Just start and do what you are comfortable doing and work from there. Think more in...
07-01-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,291
Posted By Steeler_fanatic

My common sense tells me the more visible you...

My common sense tells me the more visible you are, the more likely you will be seen. Thatís all. I donít need a scientific study to tell me that. If you are comfortable without a light, thatís...
07-01-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,291
Posted By Steeler_fanatic

You cut off the part of the post where I give a...

You cut off the part of the post where I give a real life example where it likely did have a safety benefit. Oh well - to each their own..
07-01-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,291
Posted By Steeler_fanatic

I ride a lot of rural, lightly traveled two lane...

I ride a lot of rural, lightly traveled two lane roads in daylight and I use a front flashing front light to alert drivers in the opposing lane of possible scenarios such as...
- Cars may pass me...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,998
Posted By Steeler_fanatic

I considered spending $$$$ for a lighter, carbon...

I considered spending $$$$ for a lighter, carbon bike. But since I was an overweight 220+ lbs at the time, I figured a lighter bike did not offer much of a benefit. Now that I am 163 lbs, I am...
04-15-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,409
Posted By Steeler_fanatic

I am striving to become one of those older guys -...

I am striving to become one of those older guys - 58 years old and back into biking since July last year. I've lost 55 lbs so far. The secret is either retirement or having a job (Consulting in my...
03-18-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,097
Posted By Steeler_fanatic

I have a bike that I bought with money I earned...

I have a bike that I bought with money I earned cutting grass one summer. That was in 1974. I still have that bike - really nice Batavis. I think you will learn that you will change much more than...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 9,648
Posted By Steeler_fanatic

To me it's a no-brainer. I go down some fairly...

To me it's a no-brainer. I go down some fairly steep hills and disc brakes just provide so much more confidence. Aero/weight are not premium considerations for me though I don't think the penalties...
01-28-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,428
Posted By Steeler_fanatic

I like this definition. Maybe we should vote on...

I like this definition. Maybe we should vote on posted pictures of bikes :)
12-31-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,672
Posted By Steeler_fanatic

Life is not risk free - if it was, it would not...

Life is not risk free - if it was, it would not be worth living.

The only way to avoid risk is to do nothing. Even in that case, death is inevitable and may even be accelerated by a sedentary...
11-12-18, 03:14 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 7,491
Posted By Steeler_fanatic

It is possible to bargain during certain times of...

It is possible to bargain during certain times of the year or if the bike hasn't sold in a long time. But you have to be patient. Otherwise, $2,000 is not a lot to spend for the enjoyment and...
10-29-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,997
Posted By Steeler_fanatic

She sounds like a jerk. I echo the opinion...

She sounds like a jerk.

I echo the opinion of others that the issues with bike share are more related to the riders than the bikes. Scooter drivers are worse though as they donít seem to...
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