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05-03-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 17,155
Posted By badger1

'Asploding carbon, son. Nothing else on teh Biek...

'Asploding carbon, son. Nothing else on teh Biek Forms smells like that. I love the smell of asploding carbon in the morning. You know, one time we ...'
04-24-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,857
Posted By badger1

Spring is always a very strange season here on...

Spring is always a very strange season here on teh Biek Forms, but this spring has seemed especially odd here in 'General'. Strange threads popping up all over the place; one could be forgiven for...
04-16-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,123
Posted By badger1

That's just terrible -- such an "inconvenience"...

That's just terrible -- such an "inconvenience" for you. Awful.

I'm sure that the patients being transported to the Emerg wouldn't mind at all if they were delayed a few minutes receiving...
04-14-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,594
Posted By badger1

Hah ... just happened to be on here when your...

Hah ... just happened to be on here when your post popped up!

Yes, I did ... just the past couple of weeks, in fact. I ordered a full XT (8100) brakeset in January of 2021; cue supply-chain issues...
04-02-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By badger1

Agree completely -- shouldn't have happened and...

Agree completely -- shouldn't have happened and shouldn't still be an issue. Mine (2019 Sirrus X Carbon Comp [now the X 5, same bike]) was caught by the first recall. No big deal, but you are right....
03-30-22, 01:44 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,133
Posted By badger1

Carbon frameset; gloss black paint. Bearings get...

Carbon frameset; gloss black paint. Bearings get checked every spring (b/b; headset; hubs), ditto seatpost. Other than that, during the season:

1. When the frame gets dirty enough to bother, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 146,512
Posted By badger1

'Discovered' Wordle here (#Addiction). Tried it...

'Discovered' Wordle here (#Addiction). Tried it yesterday -- wish I hadn't. Probably hooked. Today (#248) 3/6:
◼︎☑︎◼︎◻︎◼︎
◼︎☑︎◼︎◼︎☑︎
☑︎☑︎☑︎☑︎☑︎
Yesterday (#247) 2/6:
◼︎☑︎◼︎◼︎◼︎
☑︎☑︎☑︎☑︎☑︎
02-17-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,910
Posted By badger1

qft

qft
02-15-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,462
Posted By badger1

To answer the op's question, why yes ... yes...

To answer the op's question, why yes ... yes people have. Several examples on display in BSNYC's one-off competition, some years back. By the way, the pics provide ample evidence that 'drop bars'™...
01-28-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,307
Posted By badger1

I like my crabon bicycle. It fits me well, and is...

I like my crabon bicycle. It fits me well, and is suited to the riding I do.

It's very light; I'm old. I find it easy to haul up/down stairs, or in/out of the car on rare occasions.

I am not...
01-23-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 900
Posted By badger1

For Heaven's sake, this thread needs ... and...

For Heaven's sake, this thread needs ... and deserves ... the obvious image. No one else has bothered, so I'll take responsibility. Here is the solution to the OP's needs.
...
01-14-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,159
Posted By badger1

Going to be a looooooong winter here at teh Biek...

Going to be a looooooong winter here at teh Biek Forms.
01-06-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,306
Posted By badger1

Heh! Believe me, I'm old enough to remember --...

Heh! Believe me, I'm old enough to remember -- and long for -- those days.
01-05-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,306
Posted By badger1

You must be new(ish) around here.:)

You must be new(ish) around here.:)
01-04-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,152
Posted By badger1

.. ...

..

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x225/willy_wonka_dropes_the_hamer_a200f4bfb8e9c5177f8fa1cf7e9ab8adb36e7db8.jpg
12-28-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 763
Posted By badger1

Oh dear ... I'm going to have to confess to being...

Oh dear ... I'm going to have to confess to being a fan of both -- if done right -- and sundry other Brit stuff that many love to hate.

I blame my maternal grandparents, with whom I spent a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 203,739
Posted By badger1

Merry Christmas, Velo Vol

Merry Christmas, Velo Vol
12-17-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,429
Posted By badger1

Les Triplettes de Belleville and Roule Toujours. ...

Les Triplettes de Belleville and Roule Toujours.

The latter: https://vimeo.com/57695927
12-16-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,261
Posted By badger1

qft

qft
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 203,739
Posted By badger1

Parallel! Grew up to/came of age with rock,...

Parallel! Grew up to/came of age with rock, especially British, but childhood/schooldays friend's old man was a big-time jazz fan -- all kinds/eras. Had a very comprehensive record collection. Hence...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 203,739
Posted By badger1

Speaking of Bob Dylan ... first three 'albums' I...

Speaking of Bob Dylan ... first three 'albums' I bought for myself in the very early '60s. Still have the Dylan and Brubeck ones; rather the worse for wear, but playable. With the Beatles got lost...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 203,739
Posted By badger1

I prefer to think of this. I recall watching it...

I prefer to think of this. I recall watching it on tv (before we had colour tv) when I was a kid in the late '50s. Loved the movie (the original), but I had horrible nightmares after. I was 8 or 9,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 203,739
Posted By badger1

Heh! 'Twas actually just a bit in fun....

Heh! 'Twas actually just a bit in fun. American/Cdn football, Association football (soccer), Union/League rugby football, Aussie Rules, etc. ... all are forms of football.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 203,739
Posted By badger1

That seems a compelling reason!

That seems a compelling reason!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 203,739
Posted By badger1

Good evening, Velo Vol. I am not a...

Good evening, Velo Vol.

I am not a 'football'* fan, but I was rather hoping Hamilton would prevail in this one, simply because the city is just an hour or so down the way from me (401 East to 403...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 203,739
Posted By badger1

That is fantastic (not the expense; Mrs....

That is fantastic (not the expense; Mrs. GeneJockey's health). Mrs. Badger's was in 2012/13, preceded by thyroid c. in '09. She has since been clear, on the 'c' front. '21 (annus horribilus) brought...
12-09-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,820
Posted By badger1

... but fair."

... but fair."
12-09-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,820
Posted By badger1

"Cruel ...

"Cruel ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11,767
Views: 203,739
Posted By badger1

Good afternoon Velo Vol

Good afternoon Velo Vol
12-08-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By badger1

Don't bother. Seriously! Don't bother.:)

Don't bother. Seriously! Don't bother.:)
12-08-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,820
Posted By badger1

Our friend is probably too busy at the moment to...

Our friend is probably too busy at the moment to respond. He has resumed giving 'fitting' advice over on the relevant sub-forum, and has returned to 'Hybrids' to offer some well-founded advice on...
12-07-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,538
Posted By badger1

And why not thank you please. Can not photo image...

And why not thank you please. Can not photo image of poster serve as a Cultural Learnings of California for Make Benefit Glorious Group Rides?
12-05-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 26,642
Posted By badger1

Going through some old vinyl this weekend ......

Going through some old vinyl this weekend ... listening to some Pogues. Great stuff. I'd have linked 'Bottle of Smoke', but ... family forum. This will serve:...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,753
Posted By badger1

Anyone who can write "I've been getting into road...

Anyone who can write "I've been getting into road racing and am now having regrets that this was a bad choice. Having a long cage is not very racy and kind of "Fred"-like" with a straight face has...
11-21-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,171
Posted By badger1

1. I like riding bicycles. 2. A delusional and...

1. I like riding bicycles.
2. A delusional and ultimately vain attempt to defeat mortality.

That's all.:)
11-21-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,519
Posted By badger1

Link? Provenance?

Link? Provenance?
11-21-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By badger1

Here you go. I believe you can get these off...

Here you go. I believe you can get these off Amazon and elsewhere. Only one of which I'm aware; there might be others?
https://www.elite-it.com/en/products/water-bottles/thermal/deboyo-race
11-20-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 612,187
Posted By badger1

Uuuummm ... you are posting in it? Page 68 (I...

Uuuummm ... you are posting in it? Page 68 (I think) and counting. Nothing to "set up".
11-17-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 4,698
Posted By badger1

Can't see why that wouldn't fly!

Can't see why that wouldn't fly!
11-17-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 4,698
Posted By badger1

The Mind-Control Machinations of the Marketing...

The Mind-Control Machinations of the Marketing Arm(s) of Big Bicycle™.
11-17-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 4,698
Posted By badger1

Same, but that said one takes one's off-season...

Same, but that said one takes one's off-season fun where one finds it.
11-17-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 4,698
Posted By badger1

Have to admit that one really was one of those...

Have to admit that one really was one of those precious moments!!

BTW, I too still ride a 26er. D___ed if I'm going to be an unthinking Slave to the Mindless Gods of 29er Fashion.
11-15-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,498
Posted By badger1

That will work. I'm thinking of starting a...

That will work. I'm thinking of starting a support group, with virtual meetings, for those of us who prefer the Bars of Shame: "Hi, I'm Badger; I'm 70, and I'm a flat-earth bar road cyclist."
...
11-14-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,098
Posted By badger1

Um, no, I don't think so. But never mind ......

Um, no, I don't think so. But never mind ... carry on.:)
11-13-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,098
Posted By badger1

Gosh, golly ... why, it's almost as if all this...

Gosh, golly ... why, it's almost as if all this hadn't been discussed here recently ... page after page ad nauseam.
11-09-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 26,642
Posted By badger1

And the second: XTC. ...

And the second: XTC.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptMsTv4p0Z8
11-09-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 26,642
Posted By badger1

The Turtles were fantastic -- didn't last long,...

The Turtles were fantastic -- didn't last long, but great while they lasted! Never saw them live, though Mrs. Badger did.

This is a fun thread. Musical tastes are always interesting. I'm one of...
11-09-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,508
Posted By badger1

fify:)

fify:)
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