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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, 12:39 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,161
Posted By noimagination

Yes, but in poor traction conditions when slowing...

Yes, but in poor traction conditions when slowing is mandatory (actually, in any conditions), skidding the rear wheel is often controllable, but a skidding front wheel is generally not - you're going...
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.
01-10-23, 06:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 822
Posted By noimagination

I don't recall them ever penetrating the NE U.S.,...

I don't recall them ever penetrating the NE U.S., I went to a physical store once (in Md) close to the end, though I didn't know they were ending at the time.
I used to order online all of the...
01-10-23, 06:19 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,528
Posted By noimagination

A completely inane post in the first place ('NO!...

A completely inane post in the first place ('NO! You are special, all the rest of us get rid of our old bikes every time a new "innovation" comes along!!!'). And now we're at 11 pages and counting....
01-04-23, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 445
Posted By noimagination

Too many to list. Pearl Izumi Louis Garneau ...

Too many to list.
Pearl Izumi
Louis Garneau
SMS
Vermarc
Performance
Giordana
Craft
De Marchi
Gore
12-28-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 597
Posted By noimagination

I've never had a problem with chain suck in 30+...

I've never had a problem with chain suck in 30+ years of riding (hint: if you drop your chain, STOP PEDALING), but if it really worries you then get a third eye chain watcher or similar. There are...
12-27-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,322
Posted By noimagination

Being from the Florida coast, this may be...

Being from the Florida coast, this may be relevant to you considering how humid it can get: if it's below freezing and misty/foggy, that's a hard no go. You really, really don't need to be riding...
12-19-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,259
Posted By noimagination

My cramps have been due to overworking muscles. ...

My cramps have been due to overworking muscles. I don't think that, in my case, electrolyte imbalance has had much to do with cramping. A couple of things to consider:
1. Try pedaling faster...
12-14-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,698
Posted By noimagination

If you want temps in the 60s in January, you can...

If you want temps in the 60s in January, you can rule out the Blue Ridge Parkway. This week, the highest temp. is forecast to be 46F, and the lowest 11F.

Heck, my wife and I were cycling the...
12-12-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,794
Posted By noimagination

I'm not an addict, but I have a loved one who...

I'm not an addict, but I have a loved one who is.
Cycling has had no effect on their addiction. It has not improved, nor has it worsened, their recovery.
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.
11-23-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 828
Posted By noimagination

The medium and format you've chosen here are...

The medium and format you've chosen here are unlikely to give you good data for your research project, as you can see from the replies above. In none of the replies do you get answers to all of the...
11-18-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,781
Posted By noimagination

I find it amazing how people can make these...

I find it amazing how people can make these deductions based on so little information. You must be far, far more intelligent than I! I, personally, am completely unable to understand how you find...
10-21-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By noimagination

Being a sys admin must be so, SO, much FUN!! ...

Being a sys admin must be so, SO, much FUN!!

Dog bless them, I could never do the job they do. I just don't possess the qualities required.
10-14-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,314
Posted By noimagination

All good points so far. For a first bike (as an...

All good points so far. For a first bike (as an adult) and for the type of riding you describe, $500 sounds reasonable. I think your points explaining why you're hesitant to get a used bike are...
10-12-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 933
Posted By noimagination

Just be sure to store it in an upright position. ...

Just be sure to store it in an upright position. If you lay it down on its side, the lube pools on one side of the cylinder and when you go to pump the gasket may be dried out and not seal, and the...
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...
10-07-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By noimagination

Corroded Shimano brake/shift mechanism

I recently had to replace the left-hand brake/shift mechanism (Shimano) on our tandem due to corrosion inside the mechanism. The right-hand shifter still works, though I can see corrosion there and...
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.
10-03-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,069
Posted By noimagination

I empty the bladder immediately after use and...

I empty the bladder immediately after use and wash with dish soap, including the drinking tube and valve, even if I've only had water in the bladder. I never store anything in the bladder. If I...
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...
09-29-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By noimagination

Funny, the DT shifters and the bars are a couple...

Funny, the DT shifters and the bars are a couple of the things I find most attractive about the bike. I suppose I'm a lot older, so to me that bike looks like what a bike is supposed to look like...
09-28-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,926
Posted By noimagination

A couple others have not mentioned (though I've...

A couple others have not mentioned (though I've used some of those, as well):
westernbikeworks.com
sierratradingpost.com (for clothing and some gear, not parts, though)
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...
09-21-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By noimagination

My experience is that wire beaded tires tend to...

My experience is that wire beaded tires tend to loosen with use, so used tires can be easier to get on the rim. However, when I was running Michelin ProRace3 tires on Campy rims, it was always a...
09-21-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 794
Posted By noimagination

There's this really cool invention that will make...

There's this really cool invention that will make it completely unnecessary for you to post a picture and ask others to figure out the size of your bike. I'm not sure you've heard of it, it's...
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...
09-15-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 869
Posted By noimagination

I was cycling in NC just last month (Blue Ridge...

I was cycling in NC just last month (Blue Ridge Mtns near Boone). You must be a beast, there's no way I could handle the NC hills with that gearing.

Or, it's flatter where you ride. MUCH...
09-14-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,125
Posted By noimagination

Hard to give a single answer to that question. ...

Hard to give a single answer to that question.

Riding a tandem is harder mentally, in that I need to consider the wants/needs/safety of 2 people instead of 1. On the other hand, there's someone to...
09-12-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,143
Posted By noimagination

I'm no technophile myself. It is obvious that...

I'm no technophile myself. It is obvious that any bug needs to be addressed quickly, throughout the lifecycle of the product but particularly at the development stage. during early alpha/beta...
09-12-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 444
Posted By noimagination

IME, it's never the saddle. I have no reason to...

IME, it's never the saddle. I have no reason to disbelieve people who have said they've switched saddles and that has solved their butt issues. However, FOR ME it has always been something other...
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...
09-12-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,074
Posted By noimagination

It's certainly true that gloves get funky, in the...

It's certainly true that gloves get funky, in the summer after even one ride. That isn't very pleasant when you go to wipe your nose, or even your brow or other parts of your face. While...
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, 04:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 912
Posted By noimagination

I'm like Iride01, only different. For me,...

I'm like Iride01, only different. For me, narrower bars can result in pain on the lateral point of the elbow joint (looking at arms outstretched with palms down). Wider bars help, but too wide can...
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?
08-30-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,203
Posted By noimagination

I understand how you feel, but there is too...

I understand how you feel, but there is too little information on what actually happened to make this kind of statement. The cyclist (Ms Langenkamp) and the truck driver "... were both traveling in...
08-30-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By noimagination

Wow, you're confused. Crank length has nothing...

Wow, you're confused. Crank length has nothing to do with chainring BCD (bolt circle diameter). You want a chainring with the correct BCD measurement, period. A simple Google search would tell you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,260
Posted By noimagination

I haven't really tracked the effects of exercise...

I haven't really tracked the effects of exercise on sleep, so I don't have hard data. (Given that, you can conclude that exercise doesn't affect my sleep to a large degree - or, if it does, I'm not...
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...
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