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05-11-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,013
Posted By Kedosto

Looks like the guy owns a quirky bike, a vinyl...

Looks like the guy owns a quirky bike, a vinyl cutter, and a sense of humor.
05-09-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,150
Posted By Kedosto

I had a run-in with a cowardly moron, but he ran...

I had a run-in with a cowardly moron, but he ran away.
05-07-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,150
Posted By Kedosto

What is your problem? Why do you feel the need to...

What is your problem? Why do you feel the need to come at me? I never addressed you. I never mentioned you or your posts yet YOU felt compelled to quote “once again, the usual BF Opinion Police are...
05-07-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,150
Posted By Kedosto

Wow! Who would have known so many of the world’s...

Wow! Who would have known so many of the world’s most peaceful and patient drivers could be found in a single thread. It’s almost as if some people can’t admit that sometimes - sometimes - a cyclist...
05-07-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By Kedosto

Buy a whole new buckle (male/female) and take...

Buy a whole new buckle (male/female) and take your helmet and new buckle to a shoe or luggage repair shop.

Edited to add: A cheap and easy way to find a plastic side clip buckle is in a department...
05-06-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Kedosto

I never heard about it until the YouTube...

I never heard about it until the YouTube algorithm force fed me a video the other day. I posted the video here...
05-06-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By Kedosto

KMC. Great value and easy to use with their...

KMC. Great value and easy to use with their master link design. KMC has a chain for every speed and every budget.
05-02-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By Kedosto

Go over the underside one more time then hit both...

Go over the underside one more time then hit both sides about once a year from here on out. I do mine at the end of daylight savings.
04-18-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,877
Posted By Kedosto

Shimano’s new InvisiChain. Cleanest, quietest,...

Shimano’s new InvisiChain. Cleanest, quietest, longest lasting chain ever made. Never needs cleaning or lubrication, and is 100% lighter than any other chain on the market. Power transfer sucks, but...
04-18-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,428
Posted By Kedosto

This is the place where no opinion goes...

This is the place where no opinion goes undisputed, and damned near every other thread degenerates into an internet slap-fight.
04-18-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 827
Posted By Kedosto

Well, according to the hypothesis advanced by the...

Well, according to the hypothesis advanced by the No Ear Plugs crowd, it’s only a matter of time before a rider with hearing limitations DIES IN A TRAGIC ACCIDENT.
Otherwise, doing the Goog reveals...
04-18-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,541
Posted By Kedosto

True story: This weekend while stuffing my...

True story:
This weekend while stuffing my hydro equipped bike into my vehicle, my helpful neighbor grabbed a handful of front brake with the wheel removed. When I got home, I grabbed a plastic...
04-12-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By Kedosto

What an incredible find, and in such amazing...

What an incredible find, and in such amazing condition. Outstanding!
04-10-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By Kedosto

For the applications you described, another vote...

For the applications you described, another vote for Continental Top Contact II’s. Outstanding weight, performance, flat resistance, grip, and tread life. They’re not the cheapest, nor the most...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,580
Posted By Kedosto

Hardware store rubber sheet material is cheap and...

Hardware store rubber sheet material is cheap and easy to work with. Depending on your local market, you might have a few choices in thickness. Too thin and the flap will flutter in the wind...
04-07-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,864
Posted By Kedosto

Wait, what!? We have a Lurker Award contender...

Wait, what!? We have a Lurker Award contender here. Stephen joined then waited over 15 ½ years before making his first post. That’s gotta be a record.

Otherwise I got nothin’.

Edited to add:...
04-07-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 666
Posted By Kedosto

You’re correct and I misspoke. BB5’s are single...

You’re correct and I misspoke. BB5’s are single adjustable while BB7’s are dual adjustable (like Spyres).
04-06-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,127
Posted By Kedosto

Wrong again. The guy IS totally wrong. Whatever...

Wrong again. The guy IS totally wrong. Whatever else might be going on doesn’t have bearing on his responsibility to operate in a safe, legal manner. First it was the “just following orders” defense...
04-06-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,127
Posted By Kedosto

Wrong. The “I was just following orders” defense...

Wrong. The “I was just following orders” defense has never relieved one from responsibility. Ever. And it’s probably one of the most despicable lies ever told.

I have no doubt that the messenger...
04-06-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,032
Posted By Kedosto

Another vote for Pathfinder Pro, as long as you...

Another vote for Pathfinder Pro, as long as you understand they offer little in the way of flat protection. Otherwise, the Pathfinders are a decent, light rolling, plush tire with nice gravel grip.
04-05-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 979
Posted By Kedosto

Yes! Drill lots of holes in your handlebars! You...

Yes! Drill lots of holes in your handlebars! You can tell us all about how it sounded once you’re released from the hospital. Be sure to include the x-ray pics with all the cool screws and plates.
04-05-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,697
Posted By Kedosto

Are you seriously asking why a woman might not be...

Are you seriously asking why a woman might not be thrilled with the opportunity to “team up” with a random guy? Or are you seeking validation for engaging in behavior you yourself recognize as...
04-05-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By Kedosto

You’re not trying to use the phone outdoors while...

You’re not trying to use the phone outdoors while wearing polarized sunglasses, right? Phone screens are difficult to see in bright sunlight. They’re almost impossible to see through polarized lenses...
04-04-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By Kedosto

I think you should be aware of a well known adage...

I think you should be aware of a well known adage in cycling. “Strong, light, cheap: pick two.” Your circumstances will not relieve you from the general truth here. Your desire to enjoy all three is...
04-04-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,685
Posted By Kedosto

Keep in mind, sales people want nothing more than...

Keep in mind, sales people want nothing more than to make a sale. It’s what they do. It’s how they keep themselves fed, clothed, and housed. Many of them are quite passionate about their work and the...
Forum: Touring
04-02-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,967
Posted By Kedosto

Shimano 12sp 10-51 with a 36 chainring rolling...

Shimano 12sp 10-51 with a 36 chainring rolling 42’s will get you 19-ish gear inches on the low end, and about 100 gear inches on the high side. Close enough for me. The trick is getting the parts.
04-01-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By Kedosto

Looks like an assembly scratch to me. The first...

Looks like an assembly scratch to me. The first wheel I ever built was badly scratched from where I struggled to get the spokes into the correct holes. It happens.

edited to add: If the rim is...
03-30-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,127
Posted By Kedosto

Admitting to one’s past transgressions is a risky...

Admitting to one’s past transgressions is a risky thing to do in our current culture, with so much canceling going on. Bravo for taking ownership of it and making the changes it takes to get to a...
03-29-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,271
Posted By Kedosto

Possible? Probable… at least emotionally. The...

Possible? Probable… at least emotionally. The world is full of 8 year olds walking around in adult bodies.
03-29-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,127
Posted By Kedosto

Are we supposed to be mournful when he gets taken...

Are we supposed to be mournful when he gets taken out in an accident? I’m not sure I’ll have the capacity for that.
03-27-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,456
Posted By Kedosto

None. I’m a wax guy. Let the fun begin! ...

None. I’m a wax guy.

Let the fun begin! :popcorn
03-23-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,151
Posted By Kedosto

If your team could design an affordable,...

If your team could design an affordable, portable, lightweight lock capable of withstanding an electric cutting wheel attack, the entire team could retire millionaires at the completion of the...
03-23-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By Kedosto

Pfft! Take your friend to the top of the...

Pfft! Take your friend to the top of the biggest, steepest hill in your neighborhood. Ditch him. He’ll come back; A) a bicycle rider. B) no longer your friend, or C) in a body bag.

In any case,...
03-22-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,651
Posted By Kedosto

Your sizing appears to be inconsistent. No bike,...

Your sizing appears to be inconsistent. No bike, at any price, would be a good choice if it doesn’t fit. Private party ads are notoriously bad with accurate size info, so I’ll give you that, but you...
03-21-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 984
Posted By Kedosto

I suspect you’re witnessing the same thing that...

I suspect you’re witnessing the same thing that happens when people decide to try commuting by bicycle; they head out on the shortest, most direct route to their destination. Not surprisingly, it’s...
03-20-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Kedosto

Memory building, disguised as a bike build....

Memory building, disguised as a bike build. Excellent stuff! I’m digging the colors. Way to go, Dad!
03-19-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,897
Posted By Kedosto

“CO2 detector?” :twitchy: Don’t think I’ve ever...

“CO2 detector?” :twitchy: Don’t think I’ve ever seen one of those.
03-16-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,179
Posted By Kedosto

The “hey Siri” thing works. It’s best if your...

The “hey Siri” thing works. It’s best if your phone is upside down in a shirt pocket so the mic is exposed. I’ve used “hey Siri” to make hands free calls while riding too.
03-13-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,868
Posted By Kedosto

I had the exact same experience many years ago....

I had the exact same experience many years ago. The rim failed in the same way and the tube blew out exactly like yours. I’ve also blown a tube from overheating a rim on a long, fully loaded touring...
03-12-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 947
Posted By Kedosto

I wouldn’t concern myself with labels but rather...

I wouldn’t concern myself with labels but rather focus on the specific frame geometry you’re looking for. One mfg’s “endurance bike” could have similar geometry to another’s “gravel bike,” to within...
03-11-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,490
Posted By Kedosto

The first time I saw one I was taken aback. ...

The first time I saw one I was taken aback.

But… I’m still shaking my head over the notion of using blue Loctite on the valve stem nut. I’m shaking the other side of my head over the notion of...
03-11-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 959
Posted By Kedosto

Split the difference and wear liner shorts under...

Split the difference and wear liner shorts under whatever regular shorts (or pants) you normally wear. You’ll get all of the benefits of a cycling specific pair of shorts without compromising your...
03-07-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By Kedosto

Wow. Loaner bike? Lucky you. Warranty claims take...

Wow. Loaner bike? Lucky you. Warranty claims take time and these days it could be a long time. The fact that you got a loaner speaks volumes about the shop you’re dealing with. I recommend patience...
03-07-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,660
Posted By Kedosto

1Up is definitely worth it unless you’re running...

1Up is definitely worth it unless you’re running fenders, then, not so much. I’ve never used an easier, more secure rack, and the build quality is outstanding. It might create an image of “I’ve got...
03-05-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By Kedosto

You know you’re in deep when you have a pair of...

You know you’re in deep when you have a pair of shoes for each bike. Adding something new into the mix that fits and functions well is one of life’s simple pleasures.
03-04-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By Kedosto

Got nothin’ to add other than the fact that on...

Got nothin’ to add other than the fact that on more than one occasion I anticipated hacking, cutting or grinding only to be pleasantly surprised that none was necessary. Fender mounting is quirky...
03-04-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,146
Posted By Kedosto

Damned kids. Obviously, poor parenting.

Damned kids. Obviously, poor parenting.
03-03-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,797
Posted By Kedosto

That’s one of the wildest collections of stems...

That’s one of the wildest collections of stems I’ve ever seen.

I can’t help but think there’s a significant bike fit problem here. I’ve never seen an outlier part installed on a bike that wasn’t...
03-03-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,797
Posted By Kedosto

Those are on the shelf right underneath the hen’s...

Those are on the shelf right underneath the hen’s teeth.
02-27-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,394
Posted By Kedosto

“Potentially poisoned food” from a family with...

“Potentially poisoned food” from a family with kids who invite you over to talk and share some popcorn?! LOL. I can’t imagine living in such a fearful state. This thread has really gone off the deep...
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