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Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 02:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,358
Posted By 905

For the time being I'm going to refrain from...

For the time being I'm going to refrain from commenting on this further. I'll leave you with this. (https://prettygoodbritain.com/wp/?p=5696)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,358
Posted By 905

My wife told me I shouldn't have been so honest…...

My wife told me I shouldn't have been so honest… she didn't mean lie, but by putting a figure out there (I've said around 40k), I've supplied some rope for a hanging party. Or at least for them to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,358
Posted By 905

Flogging a dead horse means to waste effort on...

Flogging a dead horse means to waste effort on something when there is no chance of succeeding. While it is probably true that I won't get satisfaction from the framebuilder, there are other types of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,358
Posted By 905

I posted about the first crack in the frame, yes....

I posted about the first crack in the frame, yes. This is the third.

I've actually made a fair number of contributions over the years (here's one...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,358
Posted By 905

No need to provide screenshots* (unless you want...

No need to provide screenshots* (unless you want them for your scrapbook), I quite openly give links. (https://www.notanothercyclingforum.net/index.php?board=104.0) I'm all about the transparency.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,358
Posted By 905

There's another tale of Enigma woe over here,...

There's another tale of Enigma woe over here, (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=62367.0) from 2012. His was in fact replaced, but it took a whole year!

Elsewhere, I've been urged to just...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,358
Posted By 905

A question for metallurgists: is it possible to...

A question for metallurgists: is it possible to estimate mileage based on the state of the frame alone?

A desire to run clean handlebars

https://i.imgur.com/mMZSbWm.jpg
Different bike, same...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 02:43 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,358
Posted By 905

Naw, that's just a wet road. Not smooth as glass,...

Naw, that's just a wet road. Not smooth as glass, to be sure, but not too bad either. I am a connoisseur. (https://road.cc/content/blog/127038-potholes)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 02:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,358
Posted By 905

I’ve gained a little weight during the pandemic,...

I’ve gained a little weight during the pandemic, but can still fit into all my clothes. If I breathe in.

https://i.imgur.com/qNewpw4.jpg

Full disclosure: that was taken 20 years ago. This one’s...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,358
Posted By 905

Well, I tried private, which was my first...

Well, I tried private, which was my first preference (though a case can also be made for sharing information I believe to be in the public interest). The record will show I've kept a civil tongue in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,358
Posted By 905

Thanks for the replies. Me too. Circa...

Thanks for the replies.



Me too. Circa '99.

https://i.imgur.com/kFtn0VL.jpg

It wasn't a custom build so stopped being my favourite when the Enigma arrived, but it's just moved up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,358
Posted By 905

I'll happily admit I was a bit of a sucker for...

I'll happily admit I was a bit of a sucker for the ti lasts forever shtick, even while knowing it ain't so. Which is why I went for a manufacturer whom I thought I could trust to act decently should...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,358
Posted By 905

Yes, they changed the terms after I bought mine....

Yes, they changed the terms after I bought mine. The new terms are - what's the word? - sucky. It's academic to me now anyway.

I was quite shocked by the way they treated me, though as I mentioned...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,358
Posted By 905

Enigma bikes: my tale of woe

About 25 years ago I moved to the UK and took up cycling, but you probably don't want my life story, so I'll cut straight to the woe.

https://i.imgur.com/lFkvIq1.jpg
...
10-09-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,917
Posted By 905

Congrats on your accomplishment. I was a...

Congrats on your accomplishment. I was a kindergarten dropout. Unfortunately they didn’t take me seriously and I was chucked into first grade anyway, despite a clear lack of academic credentials.
...
10-08-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,917
Posted By 905

Unless there’s been an epidemic of...

Unless there’s been an epidemic of headphone-wearing cyclists wreaking havoc and death that I’m blissfully unaware of, it seems like an uncharacteristically wise show of restraint on the part of...
10-04-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,917
Posted By 905

Cheapo* JVCs which are surprisingly not too bad....

Cheapo* JVCs which are surprisingly not too bad. I prefer ear hooks, which narrows the field considerably, so it’s mostly down to comfort.



I bought an ipod shuffle (actually three...
03-17-18, 03:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,997
Posted By 905

Something like ...

Something like

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KzFe50RQkQ

or

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClDmutiXnBo

when it's raining, as I find it more realistic than nature itself.
02-14-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,059
Posted By 905

I wear earbuds pretty much all the time when...

I wear earbuds pretty much all the time when awheel, and have never had a problem, in city (http://notanothercyclingforum.net/bikereader/solo/proper.html) or countryside. Then again, I’ve only been...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,543
Posted By 905

I realise you were trying to communicate, but...

I realise you were trying to communicate, but this was actually a blessing. It takes two to tango, etc. Arguments on the road can end in very bad ways. You’re not asking for my advice, but here it is...
01-28-18, 01:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,757
Posted By 905

OP, you’re torturing yourself over nothing....

OP, you’re torturing yourself over nothing. You're doing what's safest for yourself, clearly you’re being considerate to pedestrians, and you're fortunate to have police who just let you get on with...
10-08-17, 04:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,771
Posted By 905

If music is a distraction, we’d better tell...

If music is a distraction, we’d better tell surgeons to stop listening to it while operating. Unless that’s just something they do on TV. Seriously, I don’t get that argument. I can’t imagine anybody...
07-19-17, 04:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,613
Posted By 905

My Freewheeling Camp has a workshop on “ungetting...

My Freewheeling Camp has a workshop on “ungetting it” which many find cathartic.
07-18-17, 03:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,613
Posted By 905

But that’s half the fun! Think of it as...

But that’s half the fun! Think of it as freewheeling conversation!! Unless you’re one of those people who actually thinks not being able to freewheel is fun.

I blame Sheldon. He wrote that fixed...
06-19-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,023
Posted By 905

Headphones yes helmet no Joyce yes I said yes I...

Headphones yes helmet no Joyce yes I said yes I mean yes
04-04-17, 11:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,652
Posted By 905

from the pilot: ...

from the pilot:

http://notanothercyclingforum.net/pics/WD1.jpg

(I haphazardly keep track of bikes I see on the small screen...) (http://www.notanothercyclingforum.net/index.php?topic=139.0)
12-22-16, 03:49 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,154
Posted By 905

It is my sincerely ridiculous hope that this be...

It is my sincerely ridiculous hope that this be the last earbud thread ever. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going out for a ride with my buddy Van.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnVsUpjjOeo
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,231
Posted By 905

Correct. Agreed not too pretty, but then I...

Correct.

Agreed not too pretty, but then I don't know how pretty welds ever are.

I think the tube was compromised from the start, which makes the weld a kind of band aid – though perhaps that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-16, 03:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,231
Posted By 905

I guesstimated 20,000 miles, or "just warming...

I guesstimated 20,000 miles, or "just warming up". It's a singlespeed and gets a lot of hills thrown at it, so I did wonder if the bottom bracket was extra stressed because it sees a fair amount of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-16, 03:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,231
Posted By 905

The comments I was after were your own...

The comments I was after were your own experiences; thanks for posting.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-16, 02:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,231
Posted By 905

Enigma, near the bottom bracket. Pictures at the...

Enigma, near the bottom bracket. Pictures at the link in the OP. Speaking of which, pity your pics have gone missing, at least for me – ti is easy on the eye.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-16, 01:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,231
Posted By 905

I asked because it happened to me, and though I...

I asked because it happened to me, and though I know ti isn't indestructible (particularly the welds), I simply wasn't expecting it. Hasn't put me off ti, though I won't be able to justify another...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-16, 12:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,231
Posted By 905

Cracked ti

Simply put: have you ever had a titanium frame crack? If so, was the problem sorted to your satisfaction, either with a repair or a replacement? And did it discourage you from further ti purchases,...
12-19-16, 11:54 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,154
Posted By 905

Thanks for taking part in the poll, flawed though...

Thanks for taking part in the poll, flawed though it may be. Kind of wish I’d added the one ear option. Guess I mentally shuffled it into the first option. The simpler the poll the better, I thought....
12-18-16, 09:49 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,154
Posted By 905

If you don't feel you can vote, you can still...

If you don't feel you can vote, you can still contribute to the thread by posting. Like so. Thanks.

PS. I cannot change the poll.
12-18-16, 09:43 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,154
Posted By 905

No matter how many options in a poll, there's...

No matter how many options in a poll, there's always going to be one missing. Is my experience with polls.
12-18-16, 09:22 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,154
Posted By 905

the earphone* poll

I understand if you've had enough of these threads. The popcorn machine must be almost empty by now anyway. Still...

Whether you're in the "That's crazy! Here's your Darwin Award!" camp or the...
12-09-16, 11:26 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,365
Posted By 905

A headphone thread! Either yay or yawn, can’t...

A headphone thread! Either yay or yawn, can’t decide which.



This. And this, along with linberl’s reply:



Also this (https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2006/mar/09/news.comment)...
Forum: Foo
08-29-16, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 927
Posted By 905

Respect. My answer: no, as proved when I...

Respect.

My answer: no, as proved when I gave up a rabbit that bit me hard enough to draw blood. There were other reasons for letting him go at the time, but I do feel a little ashamed that I was...
08-29-16, 07:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,395
Posted By 905

Branson must hold the record for highly...

Branson must hold the record for highly publicized near-death experiences. (http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2007/05/14/bransons-luck)

What, no picture of the smashed or at least bruised helmet?...
08-29-16, 05:36 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 19,391
Posted By 905

Music can take you out of your head, or it can...

Music can take you out of your head, or it can help you concentrate. It isn't automatically distracting. (The example I have used in the past is a surgeon listening to music while operating. Not...
05-19-16, 05:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,625
Posted By 905

"Common sense"

I'm thinking of starting a drinking game where you've got to take a swig every time someone mentions "common sense." Anybody with me?

Posted in A&S because this is the easiest place to get drunk,...
05-19-16, 04:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,790
Posted By 905

You're lucky. You can combine both these...

You're lucky. You can combine both these passions.

http://www.notanothercyclingforum.net/pics/helmetmirror.jpg



Sorry to take so long to respond. A "helmet" is a hat, only more styrofoamy....
05-19-16, 02:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By 905

I also use preview and advanced edit a lot. This...

I also use preview and advanced edit a lot. This has just started happening to me out of the blue. Mac OS X using Firefox or Safari.
05-19-16, 02:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,790
Posted By 905

Confession time: I've had other things going on...

Confession time: I've had other things going on in my life besides the helmet thread. Binge-watching The Americans, for example.

http://www.notanothercyclingforum.net/pics/smidsywitness.jpg
Cold...
05-17-16, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 337,819
Posted By 905

Try 11+ years....

Try 11+ years. (http://www.bikeforums.net/advocacy-safety/953081-hat-syndrome.html#post17425600)

The poll could use an option specifically asking if a helmet thread has changed your mind.
05-17-16, 07:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,143
Posted By 905

Maybe it's like an acorn, trying to grow into its...

Maybe it's like an acorn, trying to grow into its own mighty oak.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-16, 01:32 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,191
Posted By 905

This is a longish post. Here's the short version:...

This is a longish post. Here's the short version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi7woGUCJtY

. . .

In answer to the OP's survey question, I use wired earbuds with hooks, as my ears eject...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-16, 11:55 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,191
Posted By 905

Is this how you make 'em? ...

Is this how you make 'em?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RRaYNLv_Zs
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-16, 09:14 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,191
Posted By 905

My personal definition of common sense includes...

My personal definition of common sense includes avoiding threads like this, so clearly I lack some. I'm glad I stuck around though, if only for the porn meth heads a couple of posts up.
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