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06-05-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,068
Posted By rgconner

Nothing wrong with a Hybrid. One of our ride...

Nothing wrong with a Hybrid.
One of our ride leaders for the local bike club put 1000+ miles on his in May.
05-23-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,885
Posted By rgconner

Ah... you must be a member of the correct society...

Ah... you must be a member of the correct society then.
05-23-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By rgconner

I have a 19 year old bike that is Foco tubing for...

I have a 19 year old bike that is Foco tubing for the main tubes, Thron for downtube and bracket.
Holding up just fine.
05-23-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,885
Posted By rgconner

Ok, but how do you pronounce...

Ok, but how do you pronounce "shibboleth"?
01-17-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,713
Posted By rgconner

SOMA Shikoros! Supple ride and anti-puncture...

SOMA Shikoros!

Supple ride and anti-puncture casing built in.
11-30-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,857
Posted By rgconner

Sarcasm requires no proof.

Sarcasm requires no proof.
11-16-18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,861
Posted By rgconner

Happened at a company I worked for. The...

Happened at a company I worked for.

The bigger company had some bad history associated with it, so when they merged with a buyout, they took the buyout's name as the new corporate name.
11-07-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By rgconner

Rainbows shooting out of the Unicorn's nose or no...

Rainbows shooting out of the Unicorn's nose or no deal!
11-07-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,858
Posted By rgconner

That is from two sources: Informal information...

That is from two sources: Informal information gathered from owners of disc equipped bikes in my cycling club and issues I have seen/heard.

Second, from Mike Varley, owner of Black Mountain Bikes...
11-04-18, 11:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,310
Posted By rgconner

"nice, a??" Commas. Gotta hate 'em.

"nice, a??"

Commas. Gotta hate 'em.
10-31-18, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By rgconner

I believe $700 is the clip level, meaning...

I believe $700 is the clip level, meaning anything less is ignored.
10-31-18, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By rgconner

No, they don't run for 10 hours with backlight...

No, they don't run for 10 hours with backlight for 10 hrs.

Your best bet would be an external battery, like 12000 mHa, and charge the phone continuously while riding. Both should fit in a top tube...
10-23-18, 10:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,225
Posted By rgconner

"How in the hell is this true?" ...

"How in the hell is this true?"

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/320x240/img_20120316_091707_51f6432e35f7b278933866ae322fba65a33cf421.jpg

I came here expecting this to be a...
10-22-18, 05:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,593
Posted By rgconner

Your biggest issues will be things you can't see:...

Your biggest issues will be things you can't see: water getting past seals, getting into cable housings, getting into frame, etc. And of course washing the oil off the chain, grit in the chain is...
10-21-18, 10:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 868
Posted By rgconner

I am a Systems Architect, so I don't actually...

I am a Systems Architect, so I don't actually have to build them... but...

I would have envisioned not steppers or servos, but solenoids with a ratchet system to move up and down the cogs.
...
10-21-18, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By rgconner

Packing peanuts and 2 bricks.

Packing peanuts and 2 bricks.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-18, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By rgconner

Well, they are made of brass, so...

Well, they are made of brass, so...
10-19-18, 08:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,859
Posted By rgconner

So a little something about bikes, since you are...

So a little something about bikes, since you are not sure what you want.

Material is less important than tire size when it comes to comfort: Wider is better.

Getting at least a 32mm wide tire...
10-16-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By rgconner

Oil company talks about an alternative form of...

Oil company talks about an alternative form of transportation that would impact it's bottom line, highlights a stupid solution.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,666
Posted By rgconner

He didn't say you said it was faster, you said...

He didn't say you said it was faster, you said there not any (emphasis yours) loss of efficiency, and he pointed out that is not physically possible.

Which is true. I would argue for our kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By rgconner

Sure... but it is not very aerodynamic... ...

Sure... but it is not very aerodynamic...
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x280/felineshimmeringemu_small_36bc19ed0e28b091fa2e0a035022d8f6f9998e7b.gif
10-15-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,055
Posted By rgconner

Well, yeah, because the tire was removed and...

Well, yeah, because the tire was removed and booted in the second photo.

Clearly he did not put it back in exactly the same spot.
10-15-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,503
Posted By rgconner

Century Update: I bailed at 62 miles rest stop...

Century Update:
I bailed at 62 miles rest stop because of 25 mph gusts and a route that took us down a busy road with no shoulder and a nasty metal guardrail. Honestly, they should have reversed the...
10-14-18, 06:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 918
Posted By rgconner

Nah, Mike Varley at BlackMountainCycles...

Nah, Mike Varley at BlackMountainCycles (https://www.facebook.com/BlackMountainCycles/) picks out his colors, they are painted at the factory in Taiwan.

So they could do whatever they wanted, if...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-18, 08:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,942
Posted By rgconner

At that price, order two!

At that price, order two!
10-12-18, 02:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,495
Posted By rgconner

"Nobody told me it was 'Gunsday'!" "Bro,...

"Nobody told me it was 'Gunsday'!"

"Bro, every day is 'Gunsday'."
10-12-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,080
Posted By rgconner

His soul shattered into a thousand, smaller,...

His soul shattered into a thousand, smaller, weaker versions of himself.

Kind of like Ash in Army of Darkness.
10-12-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By rgconner

It has the feel of a college design class project...

It has the feel of a college design class project taken a little too far...
10-12-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,738
Posted By rgconner

I have it good, I need to remember that more......

I have it good, I need to remember that more... My wife very rarely imposes on me when I am working. Often I end up rescuing her when I hear something crash because she did not want to disturb me.
...
10-12-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,015
Posted By rgconner

Seriously, there are these things called...

Seriously, there are these things called HeliCoils that will fix that. Drill out the old threads, retap for the Helicoil, insert the Helicoil... and done! Even easier with carbon frames. Drill out...
10-12-18, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By rgconner

youtube? Everything: ...

youtube?

Everything:
https://www.youtube.com/user/letourdefrance/videos

English playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkdID_tHchQ&list=PLg3WzTG3LfYY0fCYIkuY1gqQAGwleMy_U
10-12-18, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By rgconner

From the "What in the World?" department... zip on tires.

I saw these on Kickstarter, I honestly can't see how this is a good idea... zip on treads for tires?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-18, 09:58 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,114
Posted By rgconner

Yep, a bad reflector pattern and/or too much...

Yep, a bad reflector pattern and/or too much scatter will make any light useless.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-18, 03:58 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,114
Posted By rgconner

Hot LED lights, extra lights especially on...

Hot LED lights, extra lights especially on motorcycles (fog lights), and running blue/red LEDs under the wheel wells/bumpers. Turning on those big bar lights on offroaders.

Been pulled over for my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-18, 03:31 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,114
Posted By rgconner

California has been quite... enthusiastic about...

California has been quite... enthusiastic about ticketing people where I live.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-18, 03:12 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,114
Posted By rgconner

he is worried about the space shuttle running...

he is worried about the space shuttle running into him from orbit.

1500 is your average car headlight lumens so this is... well, illegal on the street.
10-10-18, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,193
Posted By rgconner

Home - Black Mountain Cycles...

Home - Black Mountain Cycles (http://blackmtncycles.com/)

These bikes are stout, and Mike Varley will work with you on getting what you want and need. Must have been 50 emails back and forth.
He...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-18, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 627
Posted By rgconner

It is right up there with the advice of always...

It is right up there with the advice of always replace the clutch and bearing if you take the transmission off your engine.

Not expensive, and it is a pain in the ass to get to if there IS a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,659
Posted By rgconner

My ass is worth it. But not the Rapha stuff,...

My ass is worth it.

But not the Rapha stuff, my ass is not that pretentious...
10-07-18, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By rgconner

It depends, they can rattle around if not...

It depends, they can rattle around if not securely mounted, or if it makes your handlebars rattle.

I run the Topeak Medium, works really well, no noise. The smaller one is pretty nice looking too,...
10-05-18, 01:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,503
Posted By rgconner

Rear cable goes along the bottom, the top tube is...

Rear cable goes along the bottom, the top tube is the rear derailleur, and front derailleur goes along top tube, so bottom pull is a go.

It handles really well. Gets a little squirrelly in the...
10-04-18, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,111
Posted By rgconner

Dark does not bother me much, good lights fix...

Dark does not bother me much, good lights fix that.

It that it is COLD when it is dark! (Great in summertime, not so great fall/winter)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 877
Posted By rgconner

I am pleased with the Shimano 105s I recently...

I am pleased with the Shimano 105s I recently purchased, from the latest groupset.

Not as smooth or fast as the Campy Records, but considering the price difference it is a VERY good deal. I would...
09-30-18, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By rgconner

Several companies make leather bar wraps, Brooks...

Several companies make leather bar wraps, Brooks comes to mind.
09-30-18, 09:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,510
Posted By rgconner

Eh, I started riding centuries at age 13ish. ...

Eh, I started riding centuries at age 13ish.

If anything, it helped with joint problems I have from being born with a club foot.

So not a study, but just a informed anecdote.

You won't...
09-29-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,440
Posted By rgconner

Hydros are definitely better than the cables. ...

Hydros are definitely better than the cables.

That said, I have cables... the hydros have the "towers" on the grips and I can't get comfortable on them, they just don't fit right.
09-24-18, 06:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,199
Posted By rgconner

If that decapitated you, you were riding WAY too...

If that decapitated you, you were riding WAY too close to it!

And rear hinged doors are called "Suicide doors".
09-24-18, 09:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,302
Posted By rgconner

If people did not do that there would be a lot...

If people did not do that there would be a lot less cherry rides available cheap on craigslist!
09-24-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,302
Posted By rgconner

The manufacturer support is really not as...

The manufacturer support is really not as important as you would think. Frames rarely fail, moving parts wear so they have short warranties.

The support you get from your local shop is much more...
Forum: Foo
09-23-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,835
Posted By rgconner

Sacramento has Chandos: https://chandostacos.com ...

Sacramento has Chandos: https://chandostacos.com

The tacos are awesome, but the real winner is the Mulitas: Expertly made by layering jack cheese and your choice of meat between two corn...
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