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Forum: Foo
03-19-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 824
Posted By bbbean

Well, if "several other sites have said the same...

Well, if "several other sites have said the same thing", it must be true. Sorry I doubted you.
Forum: Foo
03-18-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 824
Posted By bbbean

With all due respect, I don't think I'd get my...

With all due respect, I don't think I'd get my health information from a website called "livelovefruit.com".

Also, fluoride? Seriously?
03-15-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,266
Posted By bbbean

Lucky for you there are time trials. Enjoy! ...

Lucky for you there are time trials. Enjoy!



A segue is not the same as a Segway.
03-05-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,266
Posted By bbbean

Yes. Embrace the strategy, the efficient use of...

Yes. Embrace the strategy, the efficient use of resources, the exploitation of skills and weaknesses. Bike racing is about much more than straightforward speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 912
Posted By bbbean

2 important questions you should ask: Do you...

2 important questions you should ask:
Do you spend more time climbing or more time in the wind?
Which bike fits and suits you best when you test ride it?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,177
Posted By bbbean

The short answer is yes. The longer answer is...

The short answer is yes. The longer answer is that all the major (and most of the minor) bike makers have excellent offerings in that price range, with each bike having its own unique combination of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 949
Posted By bbbean

One must consult the Velominati. No other...

One must consult the Velominati. No other judgement will suffice.

BB
02-14-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By bbbean

Carry valve extenders. Personally, I use them all...

Carry valve extenders. Personally, I use them all the time on my 55 and 66 wheels, as you can't buy latex tubes with 80 mm stems. In 30 or 40K miles, I've only had one extender ever leak, and that...
02-07-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,030
Posted By bbbean

My wife is an artist and runs through a lot of...

My wife is an artist and runs through a lot of aprons. She either buys them from restaurant supply houses when they are on sale, or simply sews a few straps on pieces of canvas or denim she cuts out...
01-26-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,462
Posted By bbbean

This. Keep your bike in a safe place, use the...

This. Keep your bike in a safe place, use the best lock you can afford/carry, and carry insurance. Beyond that, there’s not that much you can do against a pro thief, but you can at least keep honest...
01-07-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By bbbean

At least one of those sets of numbers is off....

At least one of those sets of numbers is off. Find a friend or a shop that has a trainer with a built in power meter or a power tap PM wheel and see how those numbers compare to your Stages.

BB
01-07-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,081
Posted By bbbean

By all means, lets make broad sweeping...

By all means, lets make broad sweeping generalizations based on one anonymous internet post.
Forum: Commuting
01-03-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,234
Posted By bbbean

Coincidentally, there is a rise in obesity and...

Coincidentally, there is a rise in obesity and children prefer to play with electronics.
01-03-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,229
Posted By bbbean

If you're buying a bike in that price range, you...

If you're buying a bike in that price range, you should focus on finding the nicest components you can find. Weight will be secondary to having good, functional, reliable components and wheels.
01-02-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,349
Posted By bbbean

Do you ordinarily wash things you wear next to...

Do you ordinarily wash things you wear next to your skin while you engage in sweaty activities?
12-21-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,196
Posted By bbbean

Vehicles belong on the road, not the sidewalk.

Vehicles belong on the road, not the sidewalk.
12-21-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,750
Posted By bbbean

LOL - Y'all really are city boys!

LOL - Y'all really are city boys!
12-21-18, 11:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,728
Posted By bbbean

Sure. We all know someone hurt bad racing. But...

Sure. We all know someone hurt bad racing. But how many thousands or tens of thousands of people race each week without incident? In 4 seasons of racing, I've raced with several hundred, maybe a...
12-21-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,728
Posted By bbbean

There is an easy way to find out.

There is an easy way to find out.
12-20-18, 04:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,750
Posted By bbbean

That's just roads in the country. As long as...

That's just roads in the country. As long as you're somewhere left of the right wheel track, you're generally out of the gravel, except during the muddy season.
BB
12-20-18, 04:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,750
Posted By bbbean

I do so love playing semantic games with people...

I do so love playing semantic games with people on the internet, especially when they obscure the relevant conversation.

Have a great day.
12-20-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,349
Posted By bbbean

My first one (hard strap) lasted about a season...

My first one (hard strap) lasted about a season and a half, and got a little buggy. 2nd one (soft strap) lasted about 2 seasons and got a little buggy. When the third one got buggy I bought a Wahoo...
12-20-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,750
Posted By bbbean

I share roads that look just like that with farm...

I share roads that look just like that with farm machinery, duallies, and all sorts of trailers on a daily basis. We get along just fine. I control the lane and they pass when safe. Far more problems...
12-20-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By bbbean

Thanks! Don't know why that didn't show up in my...

Thanks! Don't know why that didn't show up in my previous googling.
I suppose the up front mount had the least penalty because it was close to the stem. Wonder if the drag would be closer to above...
12-18-18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By bbbean

I love the fact that I can ask a specific...

I love the fact that I can ask a specific question: "Which is the most aero placement for a device" in hopes of discovering some wind tunnel data or at least educated discussion on aerodynamics, and...
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