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06-28-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,469
Posted By Agent Cooper

Heh. :-) Well, yes and no. Really, if you...

Heh. :-)

Well, yes and no. Really, if you think about it, if the B&M store employees are zero help and I'm going to have to do my own research to educate myself about what to buy anyhow then...
06-26-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,469
Posted By Agent Cooper

Bike Shops have the same problem retail...

Bike Shops have the same problem retail everywhere has: If you're smart, knowledgeable and ambitious enough to be a really good bike salesman, then you are smart, knowledgeable and ambitious enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 28,760
Posted By Agent Cooper

In answer to the original question, no. I...

In answer to the original question, no.

I have rims now and they work fine. I have no pressing need or desire to switch to discs.

I have no argument against discs. I have zero experience with...
06-14-18, 01:30 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,937
Posted By Agent Cooper

It's hard to refrain from reacting when some...

It's hard to refrain from reacting when some idiot almost kills you, especially while that adrenaline is flowing. We're all human.

I've found that it helps me to take a second before I go off on...
06-14-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,683
Posted By Agent Cooper

Uh huh. And a meteor could fall on me while...

Uh huh. And a meteor could fall on me while riding to work tomorrow.

What is your point, exactly?
05-07-18, 09:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,019
Posted By Agent Cooper

Us who? I drive a car and so do most other people...

Us who? I drive a car and so do most other people who like to ride bikes.

The guy on the bike in that vid was doing something dumb. I'd have honked at him too. He's not the global representative...
05-04-18, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,196
Posted By Agent Cooper

Funny to see this thread pop up here. I've just...

Funny to see this thread pop up here. I've just been thinking of getting my first camera, and started looking for one in earnest today. I might get this one just for the bright blue color. One of my...
01-12-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,576
Posted By Agent Cooper

If I were looking at a used bike, I'd first find...

If I were looking at a used bike, I'd first find out what a comparable model is going for brand new and judge whether the used bike price is a good deal or not from that.

I've perused BBB and it's...
01-03-18, 01:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,015
Posted By Agent Cooper

I don't think it's an either/or issue. Traffic...

I don't think it's an either/or issue. Traffic situations vary. Sometimes bike lanes make sense, sometimes not.
11-15-17, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,735
Posted By Agent Cooper

My sister works in a blood lab at a hospital, and...

My sister works in a blood lab at a hospital, and she told me this:

As stated above, being wrong on type is disastrous. That being the case, ER staff will completely ignore blood type given on a...
06-09-17, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,874
Posted By Agent Cooper

I bought a set from them (Bicycle Wheel...

I bought a set from them (Bicycle Wheel Warehouse) last year. I had a mostly good experience with one small issue.

They were very good to deal with from a sales and customer service standpoint,...
04-17-17, 10:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,630
Posted By Agent Cooper

This has worked very well for me: ...

This has worked very well for me:

https://hubbubonline.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-16, 09:12 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,352
Posted By Agent Cooper

You're not missing a thing. And the really...

You're not missing a thing. And the really frightening thing is that there are thousands of judges out there just like Dave here. Which is how these ragers, drunks and stoners keep avoiding jail...
06-08-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 12,751
Posted By Agent Cooper

Did you tell the teacher?

Did you tell the teacher?
Forum: Fatbikes
06-03-16, 01:34 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,949
Posted By Agent Cooper

I used to live next to a preserve with trails...

I used to live next to a preserve with trails that had some deep sandy sections. I used to mountain bike out there quite a bit and it was fun but I never got used to slogging through all that sand. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-16, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,425
Posted By Agent Cooper

Go that way very fast. If something gets in...

Go that way very fast.

If something gets in your way - turn!
05-31-16, 11:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,037
Posted By Agent Cooper

Properly adjusted and maintained cantilever...

Properly adjusted and maintained cantilever brakes will stop your bike just fine.

I would first make sure they are adjusted correctly, somebody above gave two links for that. Cantilevers can be...
05-26-16, 06:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,587
Posted By Agent Cooper

Heh. And I still have the square taper bottom...

Heh. And I still have the square taper bottom bracket I bought earlier this year to replace my old worn out one.

....Which of course, is ISIS. :)

Live and learn.
05-26-16, 06:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,016
Posted By Agent Cooper

I use a Topeak Alien. I've had it for a long...

I use a Topeak Alien. I've had it for a long time and it's worked well for me.

Topeak® Cycling Accessories ? Products - Mini Tools > ALiEN Tools (http://www.topeak.com/products/ALiEN-Tools)
05-23-16, 02:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 20,630
Posted By Agent Cooper

I just wanted to share my own recent experience...

I just wanted to share my own recent experience with Bicycle Wheel Warehouse.

Their customer service is very good. Evan at BWW was very friendly and helpful. Emailed questions were responded...
05-23-16, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By Agent Cooper

I use something very similar to this when I...

I use something very similar to this when I commute to work.

Wiggle | Abus CombiFlex 202 90cm Cable Bike Lock | Cable Locks (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/abus-combiflex-202-90cm-cable-bike-lock/)
...
05-16-16, 11:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,793
Posted By Agent Cooper

I like them. I kept mine on my bike for years...

I like them. I kept mine on my bike for years until just recently when I replaced the wheels and broke it.

I've never shifted into my spokes, but it's nice to know it's there in case. But what I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-16, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By Agent Cooper

KOPS is a good reference starting point, not a...

KOPS is a good reference starting point, not a commandment.

Don't worry about what anybody else is doing, especially not some pro racer.

Do what works best for you. If you are comfortable...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,677
Posted By Agent Cooper

+1 I have used this method on my aluminum...

+1

I have used this method on my aluminum frame and it works very well.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-16, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By Agent Cooper

I'm sorry that I can't offer any practical advice...

I'm sorry that I can't offer any practical advice for your situation. But if a helmet mirror factors into the solution, I can recommend this one. This is my third season with it, and it has worked...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-16, 10:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,076
Posted By Agent Cooper

Strava or it didn't happen.

Strava or it didn't happen.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-16, 12:22 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,026
Posted By Agent Cooper

Bingo! Frame material... is what it is. A...

Bingo! Frame material... is what it is.

A well made steel bike is a joy to ride and is going to serve the OP well.

A well made ti bike is a joy to ride and is going to serve the OP well.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-16, 12:58 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,026
Posted By Agent Cooper

Steel is too heavy. Titanium is too flexy. ...

Steel is too heavy.
Titanium is too flexy.
Aluminum is too stiff.
Carbon is too fragile.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-16, 12:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,991
Posted By Agent Cooper

Heh. I see what you did there. Albuterol is...

Heh. I see what you did there.

Albuterol is made from Chuck Norris' tears. It can cure anything. Two puffs and any average rider can climb Alpe D'huez in under 5 minutes. Twice.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,973
Posted By Agent Cooper

In other news - water is wet. If you...

In other news - water is wet.

If you didn't already know this, well....let's just say I have a bridge to sell you.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,753
Posted By Agent Cooper

As others have said already, riding into a low...

As others have said already, riding into a low sun is very dangerous and lights and reflective gear won't help you. The only remedy is to avoid riding at those times.
04-08-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,263
Posted By Agent Cooper

Well, THAT's more like it. And yes, back when I...

Well, THAT's more like it. And yes, back when I was in the AF I do remember the airborne guys wearing something like this as part of their full pack.

Still, at this point might as well go whole...
04-08-16, 08:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,263
Posted By Agent Cooper

I agree with you in theory, I'm just not sure how...

I agree with you in theory, I'm just not sure how you go about designing a better fanny pack.
It's a bag with a belt around your waist.

The only way to design a better fanny pack for me would...
04-08-16, 07:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,263
Posted By Agent Cooper

Back in the day I briefly experimented with a...

Back in the day I briefly experimented with a fanny pack on the bike. My experience was not good. I had to constantly adjust as the bag would droop lower and lower and end up around my tailbone, or...
04-06-16, 12:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,663
Posted By Agent Cooper

Indeed sir, hear hear! And a damned scoundrel at...

Indeed sir, hear hear! And a damned scoundrel at that, I'll warrant.
04-04-16, 10:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 19,055
Posted By Agent Cooper

I have used Power Grips, I had them for several...

I have used Power Grips, I had them for several years on my bike.

I like them a lot, and highly recommend them as a much more user friendly alternative to clips and straps. They are especially...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-16, 02:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,213
Posted By Agent Cooper

Road, There is no correct position or...

Road,

There is no correct position or measurement for every rider. Cycling is not a one size fits all deal. It doesn't work that way.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-16, 11:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,213
Posted By Agent Cooper

No, it's not true. It's a good starting point,...

No, it's not true. It's a good starting point, though.

Bike fit is almost completely subjective. Do what works for you.
03-25-16, 09:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,181
Posted By Agent Cooper

This. Movie scenes are almost never shot in...

This.

Movie scenes are almost never shot in chronological order. Continuity has to be a very tough job sometimes.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-16, 02:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,287
Posted By Agent Cooper

You know those are MUCH cheaper online, right? ...

You know those are MUCH cheaper online, right?

:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,069
Posted By Agent Cooper

Any brakes will stop the bike. What you get with...

Any brakes will stop the bike. What you get with higher quality brakes is better modulation, longer durability and less maintenance. In other words, qualities that are nice to have but not...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-29-16, 11:46 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,748
Posted By Agent Cooper

Which is exactly the second reason I don't wear...

Which is exactly the second reason I don't wear black jerseys or helmets. Even if I liked black, I wouldn't wear it on the bike. I'd bake in the summertime.

The third reason is that I'm not fond...
02-25-16, 11:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,269
Posted By Agent Cooper

Why not? I use my touring bike as my all...

Why not? I use my touring bike as my all rounder. It's a Cannondale T800.

I don't do any loaded touring, so I took the racks off, put some skinnier tires on and swapped the touring gears it came...
02-24-16, 08:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 29,620
Posted By Agent Cooper

I can't speak to how accurate the pricing is on...

I can't speak to how accurate the pricing is on BBB.

But - having bought and sold a few bikes in my time - I am very glad that somebody is finally doing this. The used bike market is long...
02-19-16, 08:59 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,022
Posted By Agent Cooper

Me neither! At least I know I'm not the only one...

Me neither! At least I know I'm not the only one now.

If you read BF enough you'd think frames of all types asplode without warning all the time. Maybe I'm not dialing up enough watts. :)
...
02-18-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,987
Posted By Agent Cooper

My current bike has the clicky hub. It bothered...

My current bike has the clicky hub. It bothered me at first, since my previous bike had a silent hub and I wasn't used to the clicking.

Now I'm so used to it I don't notice it anymore.
02-18-16, 02:35 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,777
Posted By Agent Cooper

Heh. Well played, sir. /thread

Heh. Well played, sir.

/thread
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-16, 01:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,425
Posted By Agent Cooper

Immediately turn around, drope the hamer to...

Immediately turn around, drope the hamer to 400watts and catch up to them. Then aggressively ride their wheel uninvited in a surly manner, aiming a steely glare at the back of their head and...
02-16-16, 01:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,367
Posted By Agent Cooper

I stopped using gas station air pumps when they...

I stopped using gas station air pumps when they started charging for the privilege.

Paying for air for is ridiculous. Elbow grease is free.

I don't even pump up my car tires at the gas...
02-12-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 68
Wtf
Views: 3,306
Posted By Agent Cooper

OK. Assuming that IS the case, then why not go...

OK. Assuming that IS the case, then why not go after the principal renter in a civil suit. And/or go after the rental car company (who will then in turn go after the principal renter, I assume).
...
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