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01-24-23, 06:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 763
Posted By noimagination

Just picked up a new Mazda (CX-5). No touch...

Just picked up a new Mazda (CX-5). No touch screen. It has a screen, but the screen controls are all knobs/dials with "clicks" when pushed/turned.

Still too complicated and distracting, to my...
01-17-23, 07:00 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,161
Posted By noimagination

As Ironfish said, using just the front brake in...

As Ironfish said, using just the front brake in low-friction conditions (wet roads; ice patch; gravel; etc.) can mean a quick trip to the pavement when your front wheel washes out.
12-01-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,009
Posted By noimagination

Maybe he/she is a craniofacial surgeon, looking...

Maybe he/she is a craniofacial surgeon, looking to drum up business.
10-11-22, 05:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By noimagination

If it works for you then that's great, but it...

If it works for you then that's great, but it doesn't make any sense to me. I guess you keep your bike outside, since once you're riding you've already made your clothing choices. I don't see that...
10-07-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By noimagination

I'm curious: why would you need to know the...

I'm curious: why would you need to know the temperature during a ride?
10-07-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By noimagination

Bike is about 8 years old. My wife isn't nearly...

Bike is about 8 years old. My wife isn't nearly as avid a cyclist as I, so it has < 5,000 mi on it. Which is annoying, shifters should certainly last longer than that. Hell, shifter cables can last...
10-06-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,586
Posted By noimagination

The scariest thing about this post is that people...

The scariest thing about this post is that people like the OP can vote. And reproduce.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,058
Posted By noimagination

Don't feel obligated to do something that makes...

Don't feel obligated to do something that makes you uncomfortable to stay with the group. It is sometimes the case that a "herd mentality" governs the group, and they may ride in a way that makes you...
09-29-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By noimagination

I don't normally chime in with "me, too" posts,...

I don't normally chime in with "me, too" posts, but in this case perhaps reiteration is justified. You give too little information in your post, you'll get suggestions that are, justifiably, all...
09-28-22, 05:14 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,172
Posted By noimagination

Of what possible use is a number, such as rHR,...

Of what possible use is a number, such as rHR, without context? Any number could indicate pathology, depending on what is "normal" for the individual. 40 bpm could indicate fitness, it could...
09-22-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By noimagination

Hmmm, I never had any trouble with shorts...

Hmmm, I never had any trouble with shorts becoming translucent. Usually mine wear out from abrasion caused by my inner thigh rubbing against the saddle, which isn't visible to others unless I'm out...
09-15-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 690
Posted By noimagination

Whether a certain size tire will fit on the rim...

Whether a certain size tire will fit on the rim is one thing. Whether the fork and/or chain stay/seat tube clearance is sufficient to accommodate that size tire is something else.

I see Boardman...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 8,075
Posted By noimagination

It's fine to try something, find it doesn't work...

It's fine to try something, find it doesn't work for you, and do something else. It's also fine to relate your experiences.

The problems you experienced, however, are due to your mistakes, not...
09-12-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,170
Posted By noimagination

Hmmm, seems like tongue-in-cheek posts are not...

Hmmm, seems like tongue-in-cheek posts are not appreciated by 33% of people replying (not considering off-topic posts or posts replying to other replies).
09-12-22, 05:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 444
Posted By noimagination

It doesn't sound like you're talking about a...

It doesn't sound like you're talking about a saddle sore. A painful lump under the skin isn't a saddle sore. A saddle sore is basically a skin infection, usually caused by abraded skin that gets a...
09-08-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 634
Posted By noimagination

I don't know where you live, but the only times...

I don't know where you live, but the only times dry mouth bothers me is when humidity is low. When that happens I take more frequent, smaller in volume, drinks. (If you have chronic dry mouth,...
09-07-22, 04:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,437
Posted By noimagination

I agree with datlas, mostly marketing/bs. I've...

I agree with datlas, mostly marketing/bs. I've had pads that worked for me, and those that didn't, long (long, long...) before 3D/4D pads, and I expect to be cycling long after they're gone. It...
09-01-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,747
Posted By noimagination

Well, this kind of bigotry is only to be expected...

Well, this kind of bigotry is only to be expected from someone from the South.
[/sarcasm off/]

See how that works?
08-29-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,830
Posted By noimagination

Exercise. Physical health/weight maintenance. ...

Exercise. Physical health/weight maintenance. Stress relief/mental health.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,746
Posted By noimagination

I don't race, so as long as the other cyclist is...

I don't race, so as long as the other cyclist is not endangering me I don't care what they do. They can cough out a lung passing me, then die and I pass them back, then they recover and we repeat. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,208
Posted By noimagination

For your next trick: try finding hiking boots...

For your next trick: try finding hiking boots suitable for multi-day backpacking trips with a wide last. That's another level of difficulty. The hiking boot "industry" has gone through the same...
08-08-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By noimagination

Look, I'm glad that a GPS works for you and that...

Look, I'm glad that a GPS works for you and that you prefer it over other methods. I have no problem with people using GPS to ride. However, it is a ridiculous statement to say that GPS is a...
08-05-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By noimagination

Sorry, but that's not a right hook - you passed...

Sorry, but that's not a right hook - you passed on the right, he didn't pass you and then turn into your path. That was on you, the driver did nothing wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By noimagination

Good to hear you're happy. I've got both the...

Good to hear you're happy. I've got both the Topeak Road Morph and the Lenzyne HP (different bikes). I like them both. The Road Morph pumps a slightly larger volume of air, so it takes fewer...
07-28-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,051
Posted By noimagination

I disagree (to put it mildly). For cycling...

I disagree (to put it mildly).

For cycling in the heat? I haven't worn a square millimeter of cotton while cycling in decades, whether hot or cold. In fact, I don't wear cotton while cycling,...
07-22-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,390
Posted By noimagination

So, no one has ever falsely accused someone of...

So, no one has ever falsely accused someone of child abuse, or drug abuse, or alcohol abuse and been granted custody on that basis.
There are no cases where one parent or the other has been...
07-22-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,390
Posted By noimagination

You actually think that the civil court system is...

You actually think that the civil court system is perfect and never makes a mistake in assigning custody?

Oh, dear.
07-13-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,452
Posted By noimagination

Sorry, I can see I have to explain. I listed...

Sorry, I can see I have to explain.

I listed the sentences in my post to demonstrate that the word "accident" does not mean an event that could not have been avoided, as you contended (but for...
07-13-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,452
Posted By noimagination

So, the actual, literal, documented definition,...

So, the actual, literal, documented definition, you say, "doesn't exist". While we're supposed to instead define the word based on your interpretation supported by nothing other than your say-so and...
07-13-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,452
Posted By noimagination

Please show me where I am "attempt(ing) to divert...

Please show me where I am "attempt(ing) to divert responsibility". I have no opinion on whether or not the incident described in the original post was an accident or not, and nowhere do I try to...
07-13-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,452
Posted By noimagination

Cherry picking. YOU skipped over this part:...

Cherry picking. YOU skipped over this part: "lack of intention or necessity".

Again, you all are distorting the DEFINITION of accident. This is not opinion, or interpretation. This is the...
07-12-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,452
Posted By noimagination

You all are doing violence to the English...

You all are doing violence to the English language. You are changing the definition of a basic word to fit your prejudices. While you are entitled to your own opinion, you are not entitled to your...
07-11-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,969
Posted By noimagination

Sorry, but the answer is "as clear as mud"...

Sorry, but the answer is "as clear as mud" because this is real life, and real life is complicated. The short answer to your question, "... if you think I will be faster because it's so much...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By noimagination

Yup. Many newbies don't believe it, but IME...

Yup. Many newbies don't believe it, but IME you're absolutely right, too much cushioning is worse, sometimes much worse, than too little. That goes for saddles, bibs/shorts, gloves, as well as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By noimagination

I agree with urbanknight (there are many factors...

I agree with urbanknight (there are many factors that can lead to hot spots, shoe fit being a big one, especially tightness in the toebox, instep and forefoot areas) and AlgarveCycling (some fit...
06-29-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,102
Posted By noimagination

Lighten up, Francis. (No doubt I'm dating...

Lighten up, Francis.

(No doubt I'm dating myself with that quote.)
06-17-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,491
Posted By noimagination

Riding the tandem with my wife. We had the...

Riding the tandem with my wife. We had the temerity to make a left hand turn, impeding a following driver for a few seconds. They then decided to take the time to chase us down and tell us to "get...
06-16-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,021
Posted By noimagination

"Branding", in the marketing/advertising world,...

"Branding", in the marketing/advertising world, originally meant the action of conceptualizing the labeling, product shape, colors, manufacturer/marketer, etc. into a distinctive "brand". So, in...
06-16-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,021
Posted By noimagination

"Branding" is what I would call it. The name of...

"Branding" is what I would call it. The name of the manufacturer (for example, "Planet Bike" on your water bottle cage), or the model ("Dura-ace" on your components), or company logos (like the head...
06-16-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,021
Posted By noimagination

Technically, "nomenclature" is a system of...

Technically, "nomenclature" is a system of naming, for example IUPAC in chemistry. So, if you wanted to know the name of something you would ask "what is the name of CH2COOH in the IUPAC...
05-25-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By noimagination

Not a Spec. Tarmac, but my bike has a new...

Not a Spec. Tarmac, but my bike has a new creak/click in the handlebar area, too, time to clean and re-grease it (as Salsa Shark advises, above).

Funny how new sounds creep in when the seasons...
05-19-22, 05:06 AM
05-09-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By noimagination

cxwrench is a bike mechanic. Was he a bit...

cxwrench is a bike mechanic. Was he a bit pedantic in his reply? Yes. Does he have to deal with people in the shop where he works asking for the wrong stuff and then getting mad when they get...
05-03-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,367
Posted By noimagination

I have no idea what you're doing. All I can say...

I have no idea what you're doing. All I can say is that I have cleats that I've had on my shoes (Look deltas on one pair, Look keos on another pair) for multiple years, and they don't look anywhere...
04-29-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By noimagination

IME, PTs are much nicer to deal with than...

IME, PTs are much nicer to deal with than doctors. They are more willing to listen to the patient, are more open to trying different things, and are often excited to be asked to help the patient do...
04-29-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,876
Posted By noimagination

Hear, hear. I truly don't understand the...

Hear, hear.

I truly don't understand the attitudes of some of the posters on this thread who consider themselves "cyclists" but who, evidently, think that cyclists should be cowering in the...
04-29-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By noimagination

Didn't your surgeon refer you to a physical...

Didn't your surgeon refer you to a physical therapist? If not, that's terrible - I'd call his office and ask for a referral, and chew him out while I was at it. If yes, then this question is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 764
Posted By noimagination

I have Avid BB7 Road on our tandem bike. They...

I have Avid BB7 Road on our tandem bike. They work fine.
04-20-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,876
Posted By noimagination

Other cars get in their way far, far, far more...

Other cars get in their way far, far, far more than bikes (in terms of both frequency and total time lost).

There are some people who are just jerks (or, are having a bad day for some reason),...
04-20-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By noimagination

Basically what I did, though I did apply another...

Basically what I did, though I did apply another thin coat of proofhide a couple of years after I got the saddle. I don't think the saddle really needed it. I also tightened the tension bold 1/8 of...
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