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06-15-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 263
Posted By Bald Paul

My wife has a drawer full of old Fitbits that...

My wife has a drawer full of old Fitbits that failed shortly after the warranty period. She just keeps buying the 'newer, improved' model.
I'm starting to think somewhere in the software they come...
06-15-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 776
Posted By Bald Paul

Who said anything about wearing dirty socks day...

Who said anything about wearing dirty socks day after day?
No, I wash my socks after I ride. Can't say that about my shoes, which is why I wear socks. The missus gets mad when the cleats ding up the...
06-15-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 614
Posted By Bald Paul

Here's a suggestion: if you are riding along, and...

Here's a suggestion: if you are riding along, and see a scene you'd really like to photograph, make a note of where you are and come back the next day in your vehicle with the camera, lens, and...
06-14-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,364
Posted By Bald Paul

Okay, let's take your idea and run with it, shall...

Okay, let's take your idea and run with it, shall we?
You can already order a car online, pay for it, and have it delivered to your door. Now, let's just consolidate all the new and used vehicles in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,388
Posted By Bald Paul

Eventually, your "great ride" will meet with some...

Eventually, your "great ride" will meet with some person in their car who looks up from their phone long enough to see their light just turned green, then go back to texting. At that point, the...
06-14-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Bald Paul

And some say road cycling is too dangerous.....

And some say road cycling is too dangerous.....
Forum: Commuting
06-14-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,456
Posted By Bald Paul

Best Motorcycle Helmet Liner Freshener, Cleaner,...

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06-12-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 224,098
Posted By Bald Paul

Would something like this fit your bill? ...

Would something like this fit your bill?

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By Bald Paul

If you're not turning the unit off, the...

If you're not turning the unit off, the Bluetooth/ANT+ connection is always powered up, looking for the electronic shifting signals.
I have a Garmin on my bike with Di2. I turn mine off after...
06-12-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,364
Posted By Bald Paul

First, the Bicycle Exchange in Harvard Square...

First, the Bicycle Exchange in Harvard Square (closed mid 80s?) and now Harris. :mad:

LBS here has reduced his hours of operation to 3 days a week, and is surviving on mostly service since he...
06-11-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 976
Posted By Bald Paul

Best thing to do is to check the trail...

Best thing to do is to check the trail map/brochure online.
The "Thermal Belt Rail Trail" (Rutherfordton to Forest City, NC) specifically states that the speed limit on the trail is 15 MPH....
06-11-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,500
Posted By Bald Paul

I'll agree that if the focus is a racing club,...

I'll agree that if the focus is a racing club, you can disregard my original post.

My local club offers a "beginners" ride once a week. Normally 15-20 miles at 12-13 MPH on the flattest roads in...
06-11-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By Bald Paul

And that, boys and girls, is why I stay with...

And that, boys and girls, is why I stay with clinchers until this issue gets sorted out.
06-11-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,500
Posted By Bald Paul

The ride leader should be tarred and feathered. ...

The ride leader should be tarred and feathered.
BTW, nice bike you have! I have the same, only not with Di2.
06-11-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,500
Posted By Bald Paul

"No Drop" rides

How does your local riding club approach an advertised "No Drop" ride?

I've been on rides where the posted ride speed is immediately exceeded by 2-3 MPH, and invariably, someone will get dropped...
06-11-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,275
Posted By Bald Paul

And soon you'll have a tire that weighs......? ...

And soon you'll have a tire that weighs......?

If I get one or two flats a year, I consider the time I spend installing a new tube less of an inconvenience than messing with sealer. To each his...
06-10-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Bald Paul

I just outfitted my bike with two GoPro Hero 8...

I just outfitted my bike with two GoPro Hero 8 cameras, one mounted looking forward, the other one looks rearward. The rear camera (more important in my opinion, since that is usually the direction...
06-10-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 14,177
Posted By Bald Paul

Bingo. Really is worth renting it online. Then...

Bingo. Really is worth renting it online. Then you would understand what was actually going on.
And stuffing a pump into a rider's front wheel, causing him to crash, is a prank? What would you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 847
Posted By Bald Paul

If there is one particular brand and model of a...

If there is one particular brand and model of a tire that is causing issues, and every other brand will fit, what do you think?

As far as I know, there is no "industry standard" yet for tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 847
Posted By Bald Paul

Boyd wheels actually posted a WARNING about...

Boyd wheels actually posted a WARNING about trying to mount GP5000 tubeless on their carbon wheels:
A word of warning regarding Continental GP5000 TL tires. – Boyd Cycling...
06-09-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,751
Posted By Bald Paul

Three bike builds? Care to share your secrets for...

Three bike builds? Care to share your secrets for picking winning lottery numbers? ;)

So far, I've been very pleased with my Chinese carbon frameset build. I purchased an A8 frameset from Ican...
Forum: Northeast
06-09-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By Bald Paul

Have you checked local clubs in your area? ...

Have you checked local clubs in your area?
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 370,669
Posted By Bald Paul

Just a friendly group of guys..... Breaking...

Just a friendly group of guys.....

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By Bald Paul

A lot of shops will just automatically say...

A lot of shops will just automatically say "replace it" because they don't want the potential liability that comes with saying "It'll be fine, ride it" and then having your lawyer contact them about...
06-08-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By Bald Paul

Ask yourself this - which is less expensive?...

Ask yourself this - which is less expensive? Multiple mounts on your multiple bikes, so you can move sensors from one to the other, or replacing a lost sensor because you didn't want to spend $4 on a...
06-08-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,669
Posted By Bald Paul

I had one on my bike, but it used to shimmy so...

I had one on my bike, but it used to shimmy so violently going down the road I had to take it off.
06-06-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By Bald Paul

I'm going to take a wild guess here and say the...

I'm going to take a wild guess here and say the OP is NOT an engineering student.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By Bald Paul

It would be helpful to know what brand/type of...

It would be helpful to know what brand/type of crankset, front derailleur, and rear derailleur you have.
06-03-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 782
Posted By Bald Paul

You also get a visual cue on your Edge when a car...

You also get a visual cue on your Edge when a car approaches.
06-03-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By Bald Paul

Garmin mounts can be adapted to accept the Garmin...

Garmin mounts can be adapted to accept the Garmin external power pack. It automatically powers your bike computer (830 in my case) and has a USB port to plug in a cable to charge another device if...
06-03-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Bald Paul

I had a Rylo 360 degree camera mounted on the...

I had a Rylo 360 degree camera mounted on the left end of my handlebar drop. It was fantastic at capturing vehicles as they approached, passed, and went on down the road. I did manage to capture a...
06-02-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 614
Posted By Bald Paul

Only because it's too insulting today to place...

Only because it's too insulting today to place the "You're Probably Too Stupid To Be On This" sticker on the top tube.
06-02-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,927
Posted By Bald Paul

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,925
Posted By Bald Paul

I agree, in part. With a cable actuated brake...

I agree, in part. With a cable actuated brake system, or even a hydraulic system, you can inspect the cable/hoses for any wear and repair/replace as needed before they fail completely. I have never...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,925
Posted By Bald Paul

The only way I would trust electronic braking on...

The only way I would trust electronic braking on a bicycle would be if it were some type of electronic-assist braking. Sort of like power brakes on your car. Even if the electronics fail, you still...
05-31-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 782
Posted By Bald Paul

Yup, something like this: Amazon.com: Anker...

Yup, something like this:
Amazon.com: Anker PowerCore 5000 Portable Charger, Ultra-Compact 5000mAh External Battery with Fast-Charging Technology, Power Bank for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By Bald Paul

Try these guys: Prescription Sunglasses, Glasses...

Try these guys: Prescription Sunglasses, Glasses Frames & Goggles Online | SportRx (https://www.sportrx.com/)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By Bald Paul

Good catch. I hope they will exchange/replace the...

Good catch. I hope they will exchange/replace the spring without any issues for you.
I just switched from Shimano SPD-SL pedals to the Wahoo Speedplay. Very happy with them!
05-29-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,297
Posted By Bald Paul

Those only help when you realize you're about to...

Those only help when you realize you're about to crash. :roflmao2:
05-29-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,394
Posted By Bald Paul

I was riding with a Bontrager Ion Pro headlight...

I was riding with a Bontrager Ion Pro headlight (daytime flashing mode) and an Ion 200 RT tail light (flashing - bright) when I was struck from behind by a driver on his cellphone. When the LEO...
05-27-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By Bald Paul

I just heard about it and got a "registration...

I just heard about it and got a "registration kit" (basically, a card explaining what to do to get the app / log in on your computer) and a tamper-resistant sticker for a bike with a registration...
05-27-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,489
Posted By Bald Paul

If I were a Master Endurance Athlete, perhaps it...

If I were a Master Endurance Athlete, perhaps it would. (HINT: I'm not a Master Endurance Athlete, nor have I ever been one.) Now, please stop trying to give me medical advice you find on Dr. Google...
05-26-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,539
Posted By Bald Paul

As a 40+ year automotive professional (I was a...

As a 40+ year automotive professional (I was a regional technical specialist for an auto manufacturer) the one thing that I worry about more than people on their phones while driving, is people...
05-26-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,489
Posted By Bald Paul

Excerpts from Master Endurance Athletes and...

Excerpts from Master Endurance Athletes and Cardiovascular Controversies, Current Sports Medicine Reports, 2020...
05-26-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,489
Posted By Bald Paul

69 years old, had a heart attack at 42. I was in...

69 years old, had a heart attack at 42. I was in good shape, but I inherited an issue with high bad cholesterol that killed my father in his early 50s.

My cardiologist loves the fact that I ride,...
05-24-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,446
Posted By Bald Paul

No, I only check the mirror when the Varia...

No, I only check the mirror when the Varia informs me of an approaching vehicle. I find it's much less annoying than being struck from behind, doing a somersault with the bike, and ending up in the...
05-23-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,835
Posted By Bald Paul

Very nice! What frameset did you go with?

Very nice! What frameset did you go with?
05-23-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,446
Posted By Bald Paul

If you know a vehicle is approaching from behind,...

If you know a vehicle is approaching from behind, you can check your mirror to see if they are moving over to safely pass. If it looks like they aren't (or worse yet, you see them on the phone) you...
05-23-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By Bald Paul

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-22-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Bald Paul

I have to ask, were the streets blocked off by...

I have to ask, were the streets blocked off by police? I see riders on the wrong side of the road, going through lights, riding at night with no lights... in downtown Providence? Personally, I think...
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