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08-30-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,386
Posted By Bimmer69

Flashing lights are illegal here in Ontario. ...

Flashing lights are illegal here in Ontario.
there’s a reason for that.

If there’s one type of “cyclist” I want beat to a pulp, it’s ******bags that think annoying and distracting lights on...
07-16-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,943
Posted By Bimmer69

Something about vodka from a dumpster being...

Something about vodka from a dumpster being perfectly to drink.
07-12-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,155
Posted By Bimmer69

and then you can hold your hand up against your...

and then you can hold your hand up against your forehead so everyone knows you’re an “L” which obviously stands for Larry.
07-06-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,183
Posted By Bimmer69

140 lbs?!! I’d recommend a jockstrap as well -...

140 lbs?!!
I’d recommend a jockstrap as well - if that tire lets go there’s going to rubber shrapnel everywhere.
sorry I missed the vodka from a dumpster thread.
06-10-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,873
Posted By Bimmer69

No, it’s not the fluoride. It’s the antiseptic...

No, it’s not the fluoride. It’s the antiseptic properties of mouthwash.
https://nutritionfacts.org/video/dont-use-antiseptic-mouthwash/
06-02-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,233
Posted By Bimmer69

This sh*t is gold. hey mods can we have a...

This sh*t is gold.
hey mods can we have a separate LarrySellerz forum?
05-22-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,873
Posted By Bimmer69

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/flashback-friday-...

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/flashback-friday-whole-beets-vs-juice-for-improving-athletic-performance/

TLDR: eat the whole beet.
05-17-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,248
Posted By Bimmer69

I’ve definitely seen better availability of used...

I’ve definitely seen better availability of used bikes here in the southern Ontario market, which is one of the tightest, higher priced markets in North America. Bikes which would’ve been snapped up...
05-11-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 997
Posted By Bimmer69

you’ve invented a new game. I count 10 Led Zep...

you’ve invented a new game. I count 10 Led Zep songs in your post.
05-06-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 875
Posted By Bimmer69

Kijiji does have fields and prompts for the frame...

Kijiji does have fields and prompts for the frame size.
but I also see ads where the poster provides a pic of the frame size sticker.
04-30-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By Bimmer69

Makes it kinda hard to ride that way :)

Makes it kinda hard to ride that way :)
04-29-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,108
Posted By Bimmer69

Just beware of the lbs’s asking for payment in...

Just beware of the lbs’s asking for payment in Roubles.
04-26-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 770
Posted By Bimmer69

No doubt caused by creeping up on women.

No doubt caused by creeping up on women.
04-26-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By Bimmer69

It’s a gravel bike but will mostly be ridden on...

It’s a gravel bike but will mostly be ridden on pavement.
I’m more concerned about scratching and scraping from handling and transportation.

I’ve ordered 30 ft of 8 mil helicopter tape so that...
04-25-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By Bimmer69

Frame protection

Any recommended methods for protecting frames against nicks and scratches?
I’ve seen wraps and ceramic coatings but wondering what everyone else does.
04-12-22, 05:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By Bimmer69

The Guy Who Decides Cycling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4wy4Xav0Gk
03-22-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,114
Posted By Bimmer69

Looks like the replacement was from a QA reject...

Looks like the replacement was from a QA reject bin.
03-22-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,961
Posted By Bimmer69

bike shops will need to evolve. It’s looking like...

bike shops will need to evolve. It’s looking like the movie theatre model.
the studio gets the profit from the seat sales, and the theatre gets the profit from the snacks and other add-ons.

this...
03-22-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,961
Posted By Bimmer69

Given *which half* of the cyclist population...

Given *which half* of the cyclist population would be cut, I’d argue that’s not a bad plan :)
03-18-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By Bimmer69

ah, yes you’re right. I did the jam-the-book...

ah, yes you’re right. I did the jam-the-book thing and measured it as 32”.
so I guess I’m a size small. The Germans must be giants :)

I’m not really in a place where ordering two and returning...
03-15-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By Bimmer69

Canyon Sizing

I’m looking to get a new Canyon Endurace 7 but the size recommended by their site seems a bit off.
At 5’9” and a 30” inseam they’re recommending an XS.
every other bike I’ve sized puts me on a...
03-13-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 935
Posted By Bimmer69

Looks like I'm getting a gravel bike. Thanks...

Looks like I'm getting a gravel bike.
Thanks everyone for your advise and input.
03-13-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 935
Posted By Bimmer69

Seems the Alfa was marketed as an entry-level...

Seems the Alfa was marketed as an entry-level racer, and I do find it fairly quick. Just not very comfy on longer rides. But that probably has to do with the 25mm Conti Ultrasports it's wearing.
And...
03-12-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 935
Posted By Bimmer69

You gotta love marketers. "The Crux is the...

You gotta love marketers. "The Crux is the lightest gravel bike in the world"
03-12-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,441
Posted By Bimmer69

I'm pro-nut but if you don't have it on, you can...

I'm pro-nut but if you don't have it on, you can use one hand to squeeze the valve while attaching the pump with the other.
Just put your middle and index finger around the base of the valve, and...
03-12-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 935
Posted By Bimmer69

I think you might be thinking of "durability" in...

I think you might be thinking of "durability" in this context.
03-12-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 935
Posted By Bimmer69

Kinda funny that on their website they say...

Kinda funny that on their website they say "Diverge is the most capable gravel bike ever made." :)
03-12-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 935
Posted By Bimmer69

I have a ~1989 Miele Alfa. So we're talking a 2x6...

I have a ~1989 Miele Alfa. So we're talking a 2x6 setup, Biopace chainring, Shimano Light Action gearing, and SLR brakes. Not sure what the exact tooth counts are on the sprockets.
The frame is...
03-12-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 935
Posted By Bimmer69

Should I get an Endurance or a Gravel bike?

I'm primarily a C&V-er and thinking of getting into a newer bike. Something with a carbon or aluminum frame and decent gear ranges to accommodate the hilly areas I bike in (lot of ravines in this...
07-17-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,962
Posted By Bimmer69

R.I.P = Rims In Pieces

R.I.P = Rims In Pieces
06-24-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By Bimmer69

challenge accepted. long stems look stupid....

challenge accepted.

long stems look stupid. And they weigh more. So keep it short.
but you don’t want them too short because then you can’t get some pump heads on the valve.

as for...
06-22-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 60,596
Posted By Bimmer69

Same name but two different companies. Miele...

Same name but two different companies.
Miele the bike company is named after Jim Miele, an Italian who immigrated to Toronto, Canada.
He wasn’t happy with the bikes available in Canada at the...
06-19-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,884
Posted By Bimmer69

Kleen Kanteen makes a sport top for most of their...

Kleen Kanteen makes a sport top for most of their bottles. They include a small one-way silicone valve in the lid. It does leak if you tip it on its side.
Additionally the sport tops fit other...
06-19-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,884
Posted By Bimmer69

You could wrap them in a towel or bubble wrap to...

You could wrap them in a towel or bubble wrap to further insulate them.
06-15-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,982
Posted By Bimmer69

Bike Forums. The place where you can learn...

Bike Forums.
The place where you can learn about lubricants, metallurgy, classical physics and now the microeconomics of supply and demand.
what’s next? Quantum mechanics?
06-14-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,884
Posted By Bimmer69

I do something similar. 3-4 ice cubes in a...

I do something similar.
3-4 ice cubes in a 32oz insulated vacuum steel bottle, topped off with refrigerator temp water. Stays cold for 3-4 hours.

I also freeze a regular 500ml water bottle to...
06-12-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,255
Posted By Bimmer69

It’s sad. But to be honest LBS’s have been a...

It’s sad.
But to be honest LBS’s have been a letdown for me. Several times they’ve taken an order, told me it’s ready and then when I get there it’s like “sorry dude we, like, don’t have what you...
06-12-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,275
Posted By Bimmer69

With the apparent of of that idiot thread where...

With the apparent of of that idiot thread where OP wanted to sand down his rims I was thinking it’s time for another good chain lube thread.
and right on time here we are!
06-06-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,204
Posted By Bimmer69

Is this what a bar brawl looks like on BF?

Is this what a bar brawl looks like on BF?
05-08-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,962
Posted By Bimmer69

more like “As the Rim Turns” lol. op not...

more like “As the Rim Turns” lol.

op not sure how much you would gain by removing such a small amount of the diameter. Also how would you do it evenly?
04-20-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Bimmer69

I’ve always wondered... what’s the purpose of...

I’ve always wondered... what’s the purpose of these little springs?
04-19-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,396
Posted By Bimmer69

I have the exact helmet, Lazer G1 MIPS. It stays...

I have the exact helmet, Lazer G1 MIPS. It stays on my head just fine.
average male, 5’9”, 150 lbs.

I think Consumer Reports also does helmet testing.
04-19-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,396
Posted By Bimmer69

Oil change on a Bugatti Veyron is $26,000. How...

Oil change on a Bugatti Veyron is $26,000. How much are the tires?
or is this one of those “if you have to ask...” things?
04-14-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,939
Posted By Bimmer69

Us cheapskates get by just fine with a bucket,...

Us cheapskates get by just fine with a bucket, water and laundry detergent.
overnight soak and everything comes out squeaky clean.
old toothbrush for the really gunked on stuff.
04-13-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,093
Posted By Bimmer69

If you are trying to burn calories then it’s more...

If you are trying to burn calories then it’s more important to spend more time riding than trying to attain a high speed goal.
Try riding at a slower pace for longer. You’ll burn more calories.
...
04-07-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,036
Posted By Bimmer69

T-Mar sorry for necro-ing this thread but an 850...

T-Mar sorry for necro-ing this thread but an 850 I just acquired has Shimano 600 Arabesque (non-indexed). Any info on that?
wondering if the owner or LBS in Ontario changed out the campy that...
03-21-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By Bimmer69

Isn’t this just an early version of today’s...

Isn’t this just an early version of today’s electronic shifting?
03-21-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,503
Posted By Bimmer69

Or people will simply store them in their garage/...

Or people will simply store them in their garage/ basement and forget about them for 10-20 years
#sad
03-10-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,265
Posted By Bimmer69

Surgery is the action of last resort. get it...

Surgery is the action of last resort.
get it properly diagnosed and start with the most conservative treatment - which is probably rest and mild physio. Chiropractors are quacks.
be sure to follow...
Replies: 22
Views: 2,481
Posted By Bimmer69

Sorry for going off topic but what the hell is...

Sorry for going off topic but what the hell is going on with the Toronto / GTA market.
This bike would go for 300 in a heartbeat here..
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