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12-07-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 742
Posted By livedarklions

I think that clarifies things--people always want...

I think that clarifies things--people always want to make this a question of fit or unfit when "fitness" is always a concept that needs to be considered in context--i.e., fitness for what?

Our...
12-07-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 742
Posted By livedarklions

I'm a bit unclear whether OP is saying he isn't...

I'm a bit unclear whether OP is saying he isn't riding much at all now or whether he's just not riding that particular bike. His avatar states he has "5 good" bikes.
12-07-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,745
Posted By livedarklions

Sick burn, dude. Not a racing forum, not a...

Sick burn, dude. Not a racing forum, not a racing thread. Isn't there a "here's my ass" forum you could post that at?
12-07-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 742
Posted By livedarklions

What are you riding now? Is it possible it...

What are you riding now?

Is it possible it just sucks for Zwift? I've fallen out of love with bikes, but not so completely after putting in that many miles on it. I'm curious how you go from...
12-07-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,745
Posted By livedarklions

Gotta say, this guy sure knows how to troll a...

Gotta say, this guy sure knows how to troll a boring pointless argument.

The sell-by date on this schtick expired a while ago, and he basically just mooned the thread. Genug mit dis guy.
12-06-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,745
Posted By livedarklions

Any way to unsee that?

Any way to unsee that?
12-06-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By livedarklions

Sorry, I forgot to make it clear I was quoting...

Sorry, I forgot to make it clear I was quoting the article I linked. I have no idea how it works.
12-06-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,745
Posted By livedarklions

They sound like complete a-holes.

They sound like complete a-holes.
12-06-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,745
Posted By livedarklions

I already said what I've done in this situation,...

I already said what I've done in this situation, which so far has only arisen for me on paths--I said explicitly "I will slam my brakes for pedestrians and take no responsibility for warning you of...
12-06-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By livedarklions

https://bicycledutch.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/cycl...

https://bicycledutch.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/cycle-viaduct-de-snelbinder-in-naaldwijk/
12-06-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 470
Posted By livedarklions

And as a general rule, the more scarce the part,...

And as a general rule, the more scarce the part, the higher the price hike. Pretty good chance you'd be paying the higher price AND waiting an unacceptable amount of time for the part.

The answer...
12-06-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 470
Posted By livedarklions

What part? What substitute? What price...

What part? What substitute? What price differences?

What a silly question. There's no general principle involved unless you're always opting for the most expensive or cheapest solution. This is...
12-06-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,745
Posted By livedarklions

That has nothing to do with ninja drafting. I'm a...

That has nothing to do with ninja drafting. I'm a solo rider, and I have conversations with other riders a lot.

I don't care how friendly cyclists are in general, hugging the rear wheel of someone...
12-05-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,745
Posted By livedarklions

I'm pretty shocked I had to say something that...

I'm pretty shocked I had to say something that obvious. Riding like you're in a pace line with someone who doesn't know you're there is like someone just came up to you on the street and threw a...
12-05-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,745
Posted By livedarklions

YOU're calling someone a weirdo?!?!? TBH, I...

YOU're calling someone a weirdo?!?!? TBH, I don't think I should have to modify my pace just because some schmuck is too inconsiderate to ask, and I really don't give a rat's butt about the opinion...
12-05-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,745
Posted By livedarklions

Pacelining isn't tailgating. Tailgating is...

Pacelining isn't tailgating. Tailgating is failing to maintain a reasonable distance from the vehicle ahead of you. If everyone in the paceline knows they're in a paceline, a smaller distance is...
12-05-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,745
Posted By livedarklions

You screwed up the grayboxing, Maelochs just...

You screwed up the grayboxing, Maelochs just carried your error over, see post 76.

Are you deliberately missing the point? If I don't know someone is drafting me, I'm not likely to take the...
12-03-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,664
Posted By livedarklions

You just illustrated the problem with analogy...

You just illustrated the problem with analogy between moto and velo. Somebody forgot to give this guy the memo about needing inputs into the handlebars: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_SWdCutqSWQ
...
12-03-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,745
Posted By livedarklions

I was agreeing with your criticism of the post...

I was agreeing with your criticism of the post you were quoting. Sorry if that was unclear.
12-03-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 921
Posted By livedarklions

Do you have that on a macro or do you actually...

Do you have that on a macro or do you actually have to type that out every time you repeat it?

This thread is even worse than you describe--it's actually a piece of anti-bicycling advocacy. This...
12-03-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,540
Posted By livedarklions

The biggest problem with getting them fixed is...

The biggest problem with getting them fixed is then you can't breed them.

That joke will not translate.
12-03-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,745
Posted By livedarklions

Right on. I guess we're supposed to take solace...

Right on. I guess we're supposed to take solace when the guy in the rear says "this hurts me more than it hurts you".
12-03-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,745
Posted By livedarklions

TBH, I'm shocked that there would be any...

TBH, I'm shocked that there would be any difference of opinion on whether you need to tell a person you're going to draft on them. What possible justification could there be for not announcing this?...
12-03-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,540
Posted By livedarklions

This thread moved onto the next question at about...

This thread moved onto the next question at about post 2 or 3, but thanks for sharing.
12-03-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,745
Posted By livedarklions

Unannounced wheel sucking is definitely a safety...

Unannounced wheel sucking is definitely a safety hazard and probably a traffic violation if done on a road. When I've caught people doing it to me on paths, I've told them I will stop suddenly for...
12-03-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,745
Posted By livedarklions

You know better than that if you're riding on...

You know better than that if you're riding on roads, we're subject to lots of laws.
In most states, a bicyclist is a vehicle operator who has all applicable legal rights and duties on a road. That...
12-02-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 921
Posted By livedarklions

Just looked this up--this system will only engage...

Just looked this up--this system will only engage on a very limited set of roads, few if any of which are likely to have any serious volumes of bicycle traffic. The roads out east are all restricted...
12-02-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,664
Posted By livedarklions

OK, I think I see now why these conversations...

OK, I think I see now why these conversations always go wrong. There has to be a countershift in weight to adjust the center of gravity to successfully make the turn. That people turn successfully...
12-02-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 921
Posted By livedarklions

Uh, it's showing it has automated crash...

Uh, it's showing it has automated crash avoidance. This is a good thing for cyclists. Something is really the matter with you.
12-01-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,664
Posted By livedarklions

I've taught a few kids how to ride a bike. I...

I've taught a few kids how to ride a bike. I never had to explain to any of them how to turn, and couldn't have if I'd had to. There's got to be some relationship to the skills we need to walk...
12-01-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,034
Posted By livedarklions

Well, having been there and knowing where it...

Well, having been there and knowing where it struck my helmet, I know that would be wrong. Both times, the branch would've struck me right in the forehead. Whether it would have been a hard impact...
11-30-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,140
Posted By livedarklions

BS. He said explicitly he was looking for a bike...

BS. He said explicitly he was looking for a bike that was for work and other reasons. And he never said anyone else was paying for his bike, another poster suggested that.

C'mon, this troll hunt...
11-30-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,664
Posted By livedarklions

If anything, I think this video "proves" that is...

If anything, I think this video "proves" that is the right approach--the countersteer is automatic essentially, and damn near imperceptible. If you set out to consciously do it after a lifetime of...
11-30-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 731
Posted By livedarklions

Here's something more realistic, good to go as...

Here's something more realistic, good to go as supplied but with rim brakes:

https://www.prioritybicycles.com/products/thegotham

A bit higher priced, but has hydraulic brakes:
...
11-30-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 731
Posted By livedarklions

Even if it is practical to make the upgrades...

Even if it is practical to make the upgrades you're contemplating, I suspect the parts would likely cost you about 3-4 times what you've paid for the bike.

What's your total budget? Makes more...
11-30-21, 01:32 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,140
Posted By livedarklions

You realize this is your second overlong...

You realize this is your second overlong discussion of what this guy got wrong?
People accused him of being a troll and lying. That's not treating him politely or respectfully. If you missed that,...
11-29-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 16,764
Posted By livedarklions

It'd be dangerous for me, but I don't see so good.

It'd be dangerous for me, but I don't see so good.
11-29-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 16,764
Posted By livedarklions

No matter where you aren't, there you ain't.

No matter where you aren't, there you ain't.
11-29-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,625
Posted By livedarklions

Give it time. somebody will try. "One gear is...

Give it time. somebody will try. "One gear is plenty", or try to talk him into a 9 gear triple, or the like.
11-29-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,140
Posted By livedarklions

I think we're all thinking along the same lines...

I think we're all thinking along the same lines in emphasizing its practical carrying ability to racing stylishness, but I think I'd probably suggest OP try a few of these "sturdy" bicycle types...
11-29-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By livedarklions

It actually worked: ...

It actually worked:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT_xDofi28k
11-29-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,693
Posted By livedarklions

I don't think that survey methodology would...

I don't think that survey methodology would survive a real peer review. Huge number of problems starting with recall being notoriously inaccurate. For example, it's been more than 20 years since I...
11-28-21, 06:23 PM
11-28-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,693
Posted By livedarklions

Unfortunately, there's no substitute for getting...

Unfortunately, there's no substitute for getting on a non-stationary bike and riding it. Bicycling is the epitome of a "learn by doing" as no one can TELL you how to balance, steer and stay stable...
11-28-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,693
Posted By livedarklions

Well, hopefully the "waddling" will be over...

Well, hopefully the "waddling" will be over pretty quickly, and the adult will want to start pedaling pretty quickly, so disabling the bike in this way seems unnecessary and a bit silly. If there's...
11-24-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,664
Posted By livedarklions

Mazel tov, you must have better luck in the...

Mazel tov, you must have better luck in the offensiveness of the drivers you deal with. I'm riding about twice as much as you do during bike season up here, about 225 miles a week, roughly 2/3 on...
11-23-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,664
Posted By livedarklions

I ride thousands of miles on both paths and roads...

I ride thousands of miles on both paths and roads every year.

I've never been in any situation on a path that I would consider remotely life-threatening. They happen fairly regularly on roads.
11-23-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 751
Posted By livedarklions

I don't think it's intentional trolling, but I...

I don't think it's intentional trolling, but I don't think there's any way we can help him.
11-23-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,664
Posted By livedarklions

Yeah, I used to get into arguments about whether...

Yeah, I used to get into arguments about whether voice or bell is better, but then realized that really depends on your voice and where you ride. My main gripe with bells is I see too many confused...
11-22-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 751
Posted By livedarklions

That video is no help. You didn't actually shift...

That video is no help. You didn't actually shift the bike so we could tell if it was going from cog to cog. Clicking the shifters when the chain isn't moving tells us nothing.

Sorry, but if the...
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