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Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 514
Posted By Bob Ross

Ah...well then, at the risk of encouraging option...

Ah...well then, at the risk of encouraging option anxiety: While I do indeed use Finish Line Dry with Teflon for all my dry lube needs, I don't actually use it as my regular chain lube. After having...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 708
Posted By Bob Ross

I didn't see any mention of S-Works in your OP,...

I didn't see any mention of S-Works in your OP, those are the first shoes I recommend when anyone mentions "wide feet". Very comfortable, very accomodating of wide feet, and as nicely made as any...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 514
Posted By Bob Ross

Wait, I'm confused: Is Prolink Gold really...

Wait, I'm confused: Is Prolink Gold really considered a "dry lube"? Or are you just looking to make a change?

For my dry lube needs I've long been a fan of Finish Line Dry with Teflon...
05-13-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,141
Posted By Bob Ross

My 82-year-old mother taught me to play...

My 82-year-old mother taught me to play pickelball a few months back. Let's just say if your cardiologist defines pickelball as "moderate" exercise he's never seen my Mom play! Holy crap, she wore me...
Forum: Foo
05-11-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 746
Posted By Bob Ross

Jealous!

Jealous!
05-10-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By Bob Ross

Di2: Chain stays stuck in smallest cog after RD gets moved while bike is stationary ?

Mystifying problem that's happened several times to my wife's 2018 Ultegra Di2-equipped bike:

She'll park it next to a curb with the drive side facing into the curb, and inadvertently push the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By Bob Ross

My wife has been through a ton of barend mirrors...

My wife has been through a ton of barend mirrors ever since she broke her neck and had to get spinal fusion surgery (limited head rotational range-of-motion makes mirrors a mandatory accessory for...
Forum: Foo
05-08-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9,881
Views: 2,037,409
Posted By Bob Ross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_1O_OzBXg0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_1O_OzBXg0
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,199
Posted By Bob Ross

I have used two or three different versions of...

I have used two or three different versions of 105 (and currently own a bike that has the 2018 version, 5800), and three different versions of Sora, over the past ~20 years. In fairness, I have not...
05-02-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,790
Posted By Bob Ross

I was thinking it's a good thing we're not...

I was thinking it's a good thing we're not comparing Total Dollars Spent on cars versus bikes!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 997
Posted By Bob Ross

Having just changed the shifter batteries in my...

Having just changed the shifter batteries in my eTap levers for the first time in almost 6,000 miles, I took one look at those screws and said "oh dear god, if I drop one of these I will never find...
05-01-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,637
Posted By Bob Ross

At the risk of being an enabler, I encourage OP...

At the risk of being an enabler, I encourage OP to get a new bike at 70 years old.
And not just because his current bike is 28 years old, although that's all the rationale it should take: good god...
04-30-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,144
Posted By Bob Ross

Fascinating. Can you give an example of the...

Fascinating. Can you give an example of the typical cog and chainring tooth-counts one would find on a bike like this? Thanks.
Forum: Foo
04-29-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9,881
Views: 2,037,409
Posted By Bob Ross

Some tunes are dark...and then some tunes are...

Some tunes are dark...and then some tunes are DARK:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4HpOaASy34
04-29-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,144
Posted By Bob Ross

For us young-uns who were still in diapers in...

For us young-uns who were still in diapers in 1961, can you elaborate on what you mean by "half-step gearing"? I've never heard that expression before. Thanks.
04-29-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7,810
Views: 4,000,085
Posted By Bob Ross

Someone on another forum recently turned me on to...

Someone on another forum recently turned me on to Druckfarben (http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=6780). As a teenager growing up in suburbia in the 1970s I have a special fondness for...
04-29-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,312
Posted By Bob Ross

We own a Saris Bones rear rack which fits on...

We own a Saris Bones rear rack which fits on nearly any vehicle, but as others have noted, that's a crappy solution when the weather sucks and/or if you're travelling very long distances. So when we...
04-29-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,144
Posted By Bob Ross

I'm sure it's not me, but fwiw I've been riding...

I'm sure it's not me, but fwiw I've been riding since 1967. My first bike was a Murray Meteor Flite U-42 exacty like the red 24" model in this ad:
...
Forum: Southwest
04-26-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By Bob Ross

LOL! Yeah, welcome to Tucson!

LOL! Yeah, welcome to Tucson!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By Bob Ross

No pics, but this is how I've always done it: ...

No pics, but this is how I've always done it:

Bike #1 is standing up in the foot wells behind the front seat and in front of the back seat (i.e., you load it in through the rear doors) with its...
Forum: Foo
04-23-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2,715
Views: 163,483
Posted By Bob Ross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nixcsTpMvN8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nixcsTpMvN8
04-22-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,413
Posted By Bob Ross

I LOVED THAT SONG! It's the opening track on the...

I LOVED THAT SONG! It's the opening track on the Naturally album, which, along with The Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers, were the very first LPs I ever bought with my own money.

Slight thread...
04-22-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,777
Posted By Bob Ross

Arctic...

Arctic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_(film)) - a 2018 Joe Penna film starring Mads Mikkelsen.

10/10
Seriously engaging, heart-stoppingly thrilling, without succumbing to any of the usual...
04-21-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,790
Posted By Bob Ross

I should be able to do this. Um... 7 cars, 13...

I should be able to do this. Um...
7 cars, 13 bikes.
Forum: Foo
04-19-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By Bob Ross

I always get Ramsey Clark mixed up with Ramsey...

I always get Ramsey Clark mixed up with Ramsey Lewis...
Forum: Foo
04-08-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9,881
Views: 2,037,409
Posted By Bob Ross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKcUi3CEBvE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKcUi3CEBvE
Forum: Foo
04-08-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2,715
Views: 163,483
Posted By Bob Ross

1970: ...

1970:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yPTZmblOeY
04-08-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,884
Posted By Bob Ross

Tucson AZ has a 100 mile network of MUP called...

Tucson AZ has a 100 mile network of MUP called "The Loop" that is gorgeous, nicely-paved and well-maintained, mostly flat, and wide enough that it seems able to accommodate casual toodlers and...
Forum: Foo
04-07-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9,881
Views: 2,037,409
Posted By Bob Ross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeRszLrHifw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeRszLrHifw
Forum: Foo
04-07-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 966
Posted By Bob Ross

My grandfather had a Popeil Pocket Fisherman when...

My grandfather had a Popeil Pocket Fisherman when I was a wee teen in the 1970s. He used to stand out in our back yard and practice casting with it. Not sure if he ever actually took it out on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,502
Posted By Bob Ross

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x210/1_mick6drrlt3me4j8npmvlw_jpeg_acc3f7fca896554428b4d1fd1a8141e54c9d2ad1.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,502
Posted By Bob Ross

The motorcyclists here in Arizona apparently...

The motorcyclists here in Arizona apparently didn't get the memo about full-face helmet, protective boots and gloves, leather jacket, nylon or leather pants, and maybe some pads. Some of them do seem...
Forum: Foo
04-06-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 132,781
Posted By Bob Ross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRSjLkj0VMw ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRSjLkj0VMw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S0o7uuKJo8
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,502
Posted By Bob Ross

As others have already pointed out, it is...

As others have already pointed out, it is entirely circumstantial. I've hit 58mph a couple times and would've gone faster if I could have spun my legs any harder...but those were on a road with very...
04-03-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,206
Posted By Bob Ross

LOL! The main reason I stopped indulging ~40-ish...

LOL! The main reason I stopped indulging ~40-ish years ago was because I recognized that pot always had three simultaneous effects on me:
- I got stupid
- I got horny
- I got incredibly sleepy
...
04-02-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,206
Posted By Bob Ross

Not recently. But circa 1982 during my senior...

Not recently. But circa 1982 during my senior year of college I had a night job that was ~6 miles from home, and every night after work at 11:00PM I would spark up a doobie, get good and buzzed, and...
04-02-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,777
Posted By Bob Ross

Wait, which "reveal" are you talking about? ...

Wait, which "reveal" are you talking about?

There's this one


...but then there's also the other one...which imho is the the more engaging & mind-boggling plot device.
04-01-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,376
Posted By Bob Ross

Oh yeah, I get that all the time: Someone heading...

Oh yeah, I get that all the time: Someone heading in the opposite direction yells "Hi Bob!" ...and I barely even noticed there was someone riding in the opposite direction, much less who it was.
...
Forum: Foo
03-31-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 118,066
Posted By Bob Ross

1965: ...

1965:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPiKDHYCkjs

btw, my parents owned the original Capitol (US) pressing of the Rubber Soul album in 1965, so I grew up knowing this tune as the opening track on...
03-31-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,376
Posted By Bob Ross

This is why I hate attending our cycle club's...

This is why I hate attending our cycle club's off-the-bike social events: A room full of handsome well-dressed people, none of whom I recognize...even though I just spent the previous weekend riding...
Forum: Foo
03-30-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 132,781
Posted By Bob Ross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10AWhnvf3To ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10AWhnvf3To

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEjq8ZoyXuQ
Forum: Foo
03-30-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 132,781
Posted By Bob Ross

You missed a golden opportunity! ...

You missed a golden opportunity!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6BesY5Doec
Forum: Foo
03-30-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 966
Posted By Bob Ross

I used a Club from the late-1980s all the way up...

I used a Club from the late-1980s all the way up through ~2006 when we got rid of our last car. A few friends made fun of me for putting any faith in that device, but hey, no one ever stole my car,...
03-26-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1,972
Views: 216,610
Posted By Bob Ross

I enjoyed Still Life With Woodpecker (though not...

I enjoyed Still Life With Woodpecker (though not nearly as much as Jitterbug Perfume). I did not enjoy Another Road Side Attraction ...although there is a passage in there that still resonates with...
Forum: Foo
03-25-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2,715
Views: 163,483
Posted By Bob Ross

1978: ...

1978:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJWaawuccR0
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,776
Posted By Bob Ross

The most comfortable and stylish bar tape I've...

The most comfortable and stylish bar tape I've ever had on any of my bikes is Handlebra (http://www.handlebra.com/) ...but holy mother of god is it expensive! It came on a custom bike I had built for...
03-24-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,972
Views: 216,610
Posted By Bob Ross

I started reading Thinking, Fast And Slow by...

I started reading Thinking, Fast And Slow by Daniel Kahneman last year just before we undertook our temporary pandemic relocation, but haven't picked it up in months. Need to re-start that.
03-24-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,972
Views: 216,610
Posted By Bob Ross

^^^That is one of my favorite pieces of fiction...

^^^That is one of my favorite pieces of fiction (along with Tom Robbins' Jitterbug Perfume). The movie version with Jodie Foster didn't do justice to Sagan's imaginative and detailed story.
Forum: Foo
03-23-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 746
Posted By Bob Ross

One whole month?!?! Amateurs :) ...

One whole month?!?! Amateurs :)
https://www.roadbikereview.com/threads/the-way-yay-ting-is-the-harrrrrrrr-dest-part.115520/
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,681
Posted By Bob Ross

Nice looking bike, I really dig the paint! Can't...

Nice looking bike, I really dig the paint! Can't read the logo, what make frame is that?
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