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11-16-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,046
Posted By Chinghis

Same here, I'm on something like my fourth or...

Same here, I'm on something like my fourth or fifth pair of their sport sunglasses, gray (https://www.zennioptical.com/p/sport-eyeglass-frames/7017?skuId=701712). For less than $75 a pop, I don't...
11-07-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 823
Posted By Chinghis

Maybe modern bars are too wide? I ride vintage,...

Maybe modern bars are too wide? I ride vintage, and I'm always amazed how wide modern bars have become. Just a thought.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,751
Posted By Chinghis

So, if you assign points to each of your rankings...

So, if you assign points to each of your rankings - 4 for 1st place, 1 point for 4th - you end up with steel as the overall winner, taking your considerations into account:
Steel - 12 points...
10-14-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,733
Posted By Chinghis

LOL, that's great advice. But I think you're...

LOL, that's great advice. But I think you're betraying your age - these days, just hold the phone up and make murmuring sounds. Obviously it was an important call to make, that's why I stopped :)
10-13-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,733
Posted By Chinghis

It is also OK to stop and catch your breath. I...

It is also OK to stop and catch your breath. I have a 12% grade on one of my routes home that recently did for the first time a couple of weeks ago (500' in about .8 of a mile. I think I calculated...
09-28-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,786
Posted By Chinghis

That's not the kind of drugs they're talking...

That's not the kind of drugs they're talking about.

After you said you'd figured it would be higher, I though you were going to go in the direction of how much weed you can smell coming out of...
09-01-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,955
Posted By Chinghis

Man, I wish I had forums like this when I...

Man, I wish I had forums like this when I unloaded my Dawes Atlantis. I liked the bike, but hills killed me. Then I discovered 90s MTBs and granny gears, and life got sweet.

Some of this...
08-04-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10,415
Views: 1,340,979
Posted By Chinghis

Hah, I have a college radio station CD of a bunch...

Hah, I have a college radio station CD of a bunch of on-air live performances, and one song is called "Fire." It's a female singer, and I love it ... and only realized in the past few years that it's...
08-03-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By Chinghis

I just did this to my son's Pure Cycles gravel...

I just did this to my son's Pure Cycles gravel bike. This thread is funny, because I also bought an Upan handlebar! Just a straight flat bar, however, narrowest thing I could find (620 mm).

Picked...
07-27-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 511
Posted By Chinghis

From that website: "It screamed continental...

From that website: "It screamed continental flair and packed a punch with a shape created to eliminate whip, making acceleration and handling better."

I would love to ride one and see,

Cool...
07-13-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 218,892
Posted By Chinghis

Yes, he must be - I'm pretty sure he started well...

Yes, he must be - I'm pretty sure he started well after I did, and when I got the village I turned around, there he was. Descends fast, too!
07-12-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 218,892
Posted By Chinghis

A belated trip report on the July 4 ride up...

A belated trip report on the July 4 ride up Glendora Mountain Road.

First, big thanks to the folks who humored me through changing my gearing to allow me to try this ride on my vintage Ironman...
07-11-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,408
Posted By Chinghis

That's why I tried to coin the term "e-ped."...

That's why I tried to coin the term "e-ped." Following the same thing as "motorcycle+pedal" = moped. Electricity+pedal=e-ped. When I'm on my deathbed in the far future and my kid comes up and says,...
06-13-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,622
Posted By Chinghis

Not a cyclist. That's an e-ped. Don't blame...

Not a cyclist. That's an e-ped.

Don't blame us cyclists!!

(slight /s)
06-06-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,673
Posted By Chinghis

I'm also one of those who has used clipless for...

I'm also one of those who has used clipless for 30 years. Once I got confident on dirt with them, I would get nervous at the thought of not having myself attached to the bike. Early on, I did...
06-02-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 885
Posted By Chinghis

Haha, I'm working on the miles. Commuted in...

Haha, I'm working on the miles. Commuted in today, so that's good for 1500 feet of climbing and 20 miles or so. I like to think I have a good base. :)

I was going to try commuting in on it this...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,382
Posted By Chinghis

I rode once in April, and started ramping up in...

I rode once in April, and started ramping up in May - commuted in twice! June will be a good month as I try to get some miles in for the Glendora Mountain Road ride on July 4.
05-28-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,136
Posted By Chinghis

His son's (decent) ten-speed, avoiding the oil...

His son's (decent) ten-speed, avoiding the oil embargo.
01-25-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,823
Posted By Chinghis

That's a great rule of thumb. And, yeah, the...

That's a great rule of thumb. And, yeah, the little things about walking on a frozen lake are starting to come back. It's been a long time.

Honestly, these videos just make me want to go (ice)...
01-25-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,823
Posted By Chinghis

Looks like a blast. Terrifying, but a blast. ...

Looks like a blast. Terrifying, but a blast.

My worry would be that I'd go fast enough not to notice that the ice was getting too thin. Six inches was my minimum when I was young and dumb and...
10-14-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,898
Posted By Chinghis

A lot of it is a weak sense of self, a lack of...

A lot of it is a weak sense of self, a lack of identity. I'm a ((insert style)-biker, and do it right, all those other folks are just doing it wrong. So I have to put them down to build myself up,...
10-08-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,407
Posted By Chinghis

Thanks for reminding me of my pet peeve. I...

Thanks for reminding me of my pet peeve. I suspect it's still true, but I found it hilarious that the VW Jetta SportWagen has more cargo space than their small SUV, the Tiguan. Yet, the Tiguan will...
09-01-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By Chinghis

Dr. Missoum Moumene...

Dr. Missoum Moumene (https://www.linkedin.com/in/moumene1) now works in medical devices, after working for Schwinn for 3 years as a Product Engineer. (His name is at the bottom of the CAD drawing on...
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By Chinghis

Oh, or you could just come to drool, and not...

Oh, or you could just come to drool, and not really notice which forum you're in, like me. In Los Angeles, I bet you could get $350 for it.
08-02-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,776
Posted By Chinghis

See post #5. Just not grammatically easy to...

See post #5. Just not grammatically easy to follow.
07-23-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,786
Posted By Chinghis

Omigosh, I'm not a real C&V'er, I guess, as I've...

Omigosh, I'm not a real C&V'er, I guess, as I've never seen that Legnano badge before. Crap, I'd give you lots of money just for that. It's beautiful.

Sorry, no input on the original RD question,...
07-12-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,606
Posted By Chinghis

Thanks goodness for most of the responses here. I...

Thanks goodness for most of the responses here. I saw the thread title and thought, "Crap, something else I'm supposed to pay attention to?!" I mean, I take a look at it when the tire is off, but...
06-15-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,813
Posted By Chinghis

1993 StumpJumper. Rigid fork, 1.5" slicks. Used...

1993 StumpJumper. Rigid fork, 1.5" slicks. Used to be called a Mountain Bike, now it's a hybrid. I just ride it wherever I want - gravel, road, buffed single-track.
05-25-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,744
Posted By Chinghis

Yeah, I thought it was "50 thoughts". Ya know,...

Yeah, I thought it was "50 thoughts". Ya know, like "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover."

No tubeless for me - I do not flat that much. Kind of like disc brakes - I do not ride in muddy or wet...
05-25-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,405
Posted By Chinghis

Yeah, I've seen some of those Southern California...

Yeah, I've seen some of those Southern California MTB teams around. Mountain biking doesn't seem to have the bad rap that road cycling does. Probably the clothes. My son (16) will not wear cycling...
05-25-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,405
Posted By Chinghis

Dang, I skipped ahead to comment, and now I see...

Dang, I skipped ahead to comment, and now I see it'd been said already ... But, yeah, culture.

And now that I'm thinking about it, most high schoolers that ride bikes, I think, as a lifestyle do...
05-21-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,467
Posted By Chinghis

Once you get it going, I think stopping would be...

Once you get it going, I think stopping would be the problem.



Did you have a picnic?! :)

I used to go ice-fishing for perch in Madison, long time ago, around there. Best days of my life....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,205
Posted By Chinghis

Maybe it was a case of "ride with what brung...

Maybe it was a case of "ride with what brung you."
05-03-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,201
Posted By Chinghis

Cool bikes, but what I'm really curious about is...

Cool bikes, but what I'm really curious about is the bike stand. Home made? I may have to stop by Home Depot tonight.
04-29-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,611
Posted By Chinghis

Well, I'm too busy laughing at Riveting, laying...

Well, I'm too busy laughing at Riveting, laying on the side of the road for 30 minutes, watching the muscles twitch.



It's a sympathetic laugh, really. Just a great image of the helplessness...
04-27-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,253
Posted By Chinghis

I know someone who will yell "Go home!" which...

I know someone who will yell "Go home!" which seems to work for some dogs. I find that soothing tones work better - "Good dog!"

Then a water bottle-spray in the face if they don't get the hint.
03-25-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,784
Posted By Chinghis

I like the "safety stop," but ...

... I'm not sure I see how it reduces accidents.

I got an email from CalBike urging support for a California bill to make the "safety stop" legal:

So, if there's no traffic, how does this...
03-22-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,812
Posted By Chinghis

Crap, that looks like a lot of fun. And I like to...

Crap, that looks like a lot of fun. And I like to fish, might be able to kill two birds with one wheel. :)

I myself like the SMMNRA (Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area), if that's...
03-10-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 32,316
Posted By Chinghis

Holy cow, I had no clue there was such a thing as...

Holy cow, I had no clue there was such a thing as a Ritchey Breakaway bike. Guess I have some self-education to do, thanks.
02-25-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,418
Posted By Chinghis

Get an old 26" mountain bike and put on the...

Get an old 26" mountain bike and put on the knobbiest tires that you can find.
02-08-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,164
Posted By Chinghis

During the game, I looked at the logo on one of...

During the game, I looked at the logo on one of the Chiefs' coaches' jackets. I thought it said LIV, and that it was from last year's game.

Then I came to understand that again, I see things as...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,555
Posted By Chinghis

That's the same ethos as in mountain biking, at...

That's the same ethos as in mountain biking, at least back in the day. I remember a Swiss fan I met at a NORBA race who tried desperately to help out Frischknecht with a water bottle and got waved...
01-08-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,288
Posted By Chinghis

I'm having great difficulty mentally putting all...

I'm having great difficulty mentally putting all my pieces on that and actually riding.

It's a five-year old article, so I assume these haven't taken over the cycling world yet.

Edit: Oh, man,...
01-07-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,228
Posted By Chinghis

Of course cycling makes you younger. It's all...

Of course cycling makes you younger. It's all right there in the theory of relativity: Time slows down for objects as they move closer to the speed of light. So, ride as fast as you can as much as...
12-08-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,901
Posted By Chinghis

I love how they used a stick to prop the bike up...

I love how they used a stick to prop the bike up in the Trek picture. Seems a bit low rent for a company like Trek, although the aesthetic is kind of cute.
12-03-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,562
Posted By Chinghis

Anything from a Local Bike Shop, rather than a...

Anything from a Local Bike Shop, rather than a department store, perhaps? That would be my starting point. What's she riding now?
10-08-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,201
Posted By Chinghis

OK, I haven't been following along, but at least...

OK, I haven't been following along, but at least this is one thread where no none else will have made the same comment already ...

I got a late start - did not learn to ride a bike until I was in...
10-07-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Chinghis

Oh, yes, the body definitely remembers. I have...

Oh, yes, the body definitely remembers. I have ridden one bike exclusively since the last millennium - a 90s MTB with bar ends. Picked up a new old bike - an even older MTB. Basically the same bike,...
09-06-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10,415
Views: 1,340,979
Posted By Chinghis

Hey, folks. I've joined your club! An old...

Hey, folks. I've joined your club!

An old co-worker friend of mine dropped me a line this week, and mentioned that he still had the bike he has been wanting to give me for a while. So we got...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 21,914
Posted By Chinghis

I commute fast. I track my rides obsessively, and...

I commute fast. I track my rides obsessively, and sort of focus on average speed. I tend to average about 12 mph. But I qualify that by pointing out that I ride an old MTB with slicks and 25 pounds...
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