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10-28-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,490
Posted By Reflector Guy

He does strike me as a Blue Collar Man.

He does strike me as a Blue Collar Man.
10-28-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,490
Posted By Reflector Guy

Now would be a good time for him to post a...

Now would be a good time for him to post a picture. He claims to be old..... But I don't recall ever seeing a picture of his recumbent.
10-28-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,490
Posted By Reflector Guy

Could maybe evolve into a sort of light-duty...

Could maybe evolve into a sort of light-duty bicycle version of the CVT transmission that so many new cars are coming with now.
10-27-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By Reflector Guy

Myself, I'd get an Infiniti instead. Heck, I...

Myself, I'd get an Infiniti instead. Heck, I just might!
10-22-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,448
Posted By Reflector Guy

And where I live (west of Chicago), the Ill....

And where I live (west of Chicago), the Ill. Prairie Path and Great Western Trail "loop" makes for a very nice ride and I can go as far as I want, or not. The big crowds of 2020 are gone and things...
10-15-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,448
Posted By Reflector Guy

I think it's quite possible they are both the...

I think it's quite possible they are both the same person.
10-13-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,115
Posted By Reflector Guy

Cash talks. :innocent: But don't even...

Cash talks. :innocent:

But don't even THINK about using the warranty!
10-13-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,115
Posted By Reflector Guy

Her hand must be REALLY flexible! It fits...

Her hand must be REALLY flexible! It fits simultaneously behind the stem and in front of the fork spacers...
10-13-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,115
Posted By Reflector Guy

The photographer in me is trying to figure what...

The photographer in me is trying to figure what shutter speed they used to blur the background to such an extent but all the spokes are frozen almost as if the bike isn't even moving at all...
10-12-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,115
Posted By Reflector Guy

Wrapping the tape around the brake levers uses up...

Wrapping the tape around the brake levers uses up all the excess tape that would just get trimmed at the end..... Or some such logic.
10-05-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,428
Posted By Reflector Guy

What I really need is a route that looks like one...

What I really need is a route that looks like one of those M.C. Escher drawings.... Downhill in both directions!
10-05-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,428
Posted By Reflector Guy

Since I start and stop each ride at my home,...

Since I start and stop each ride at my home, wouldn't the sum total be zero? I ride up a hill, then I ride back down.
09-24-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,954
Posted By Reflector Guy

Where I work, we used to have a guy who...

Where I work, we used to have a guy who occasionally worked part-time for Toys R Us assembling bikes. He liked the job because he could start at something like 7PM and work until closing time with...
09-21-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,290
Posted By Reflector Guy

I've got something similar to that, and it came...

I've got something similar to that, and it came pre-installed on the phone. A spiral-wound cable, more like a cord actually, connects the handset to the wall-mounted dial-equipped base. The whole...
09-17-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,062
Posted By Reflector Guy

His posts always remind me of those old sayings...

His posts always remind me of those old sayings about blind squirrels and broken clocks....
09-16-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,062
Posted By Reflector Guy

Very close! I ride on the Illinois Prairie Path...

Very close! I ride on the Illinois Prairie Path and the Great Western Trail west of Chicago. I see countless road bikes with "normal" road bike tires there every day.

The only time I wish I had...
09-16-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,062
Posted By Reflector Guy

Depends on what you mean by "small gravel" I...

Depends on what you mean by "small gravel" I suppose.

Here in Illinois at least, the rail trails are hardpacked FA-6 gradation limestone screenings. Closeup, it resembles very small gravel. But...
09-14-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,254
Posted By Reflector Guy

I lose enough PSI that if I ride my bike twice a...

I lose enough PSI that if I ride my bike twice a week, I have to put air in twice a week. Not a lot, of course, but some.

If I ride two days in a row, I usually don't bother.

I used to live in...
09-14-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,817
Posted By Reflector Guy

You've posted that picture before..... I always...

You've posted that picture before..... I always assumed that was your wife!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,747
Posted By Reflector Guy

Or gradually slow down until he gets impatient...

Or gradually slow down until he gets impatient and decides to pass you.
09-13-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,307
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'd probably pay $200 for a used Trek if it was a...

I'd probably pay $200 for a used Trek if it was a model I liked, in good shape and if it fit me well.
09-08-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,817
Posted By Reflector Guy

I was always curious about their choice of name. ...

I was always curious about their choice of name. Why GMC? Why Denali? They could have called it the Boeing 737 or the Canon EOS1 or the Steinway Baby Grand and those names would make about as much...
08-30-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,019
Posted By Reflector Guy

I think it depends on the bike. A cheap bike...

I think it depends on the bike. A cheap bike from the 70s or 80s wasn't all that great.

I rode an old Sears bike for too many years.... I think many of the parts on it were made from pot metal. ...
08-27-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,137
Posted By Reflector Guy

You might want to consider scaling back your...

You might want to consider scaling back your rides to five minutes or so.
08-26-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,819
Posted By Reflector Guy

If you were riding on the heel of your hands,...

If you were riding on the heel of your hands, could it be the stem/reach was too long?

Watch the other riders; I bet they aren't in the drops "all" the time either.
08-26-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,169
Posted By Reflector Guy

You're all doing it wrong. The hill is only 0.2...

You're all doing it wrong. The hill is only 0.2 miles...... Get going fast enough before the hill so you can coast UP the hill AND back down the other side.
08-25-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 823
Posted By Reflector Guy

Yes. Miles ridden on the flat = number of pushups...

Yes. Miles ridden on the flat = number of pushups divided by number of squats, multiply by the square root of your tire circumference, plus three...
08-23-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,550
Posted By Reflector Guy

You forgot to ask how fast we can run a 100-yard...

You forgot to ask how fast we can run a 100-yard dash, and how many free-throws we can shoot.
08-17-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 951
Posted By Reflector Guy

There are some here on the forum who carry a...

There are some here on the forum who carry a second set of wheels and tires with them.... They strap their knobby tires onto their backpack and then once they arrive at the trail, change out the...
08-16-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,273
Posted By Reflector Guy

Rock Bros pedals are a knock off of some other...

Rock Bros pedals are a knock off of some other brand; most likely Race Face Chesters. With that said however, I also have Rock Bros and they've been good for me. And they were readily available...
08-16-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,273
Posted By Reflector Guy

When I've had pedals fail in the past, it's been...

When I've had pedals fail in the past, it's been because the bearings in them seize and the pedal just won't turn any more. Never had one break off though.

It's been many years though..... ...
08-13-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,314
Posted By Reflector Guy

"C'mon, don't you want to be my friend? I won't...

"C'mon, don't you want to be my friend? I won't steal your personal data or anything, I promise..."

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,349
Posted By Reflector Guy

The big chainring is a thing of beauty!

The big chainring is a thing of beauty!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By Reflector Guy

Did you happen to see a shirtless guy riding a...

Did you happen to see a shirtless guy riding a hybrid with gimpy brakes?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,197
Posted By Reflector Guy

Do what I do: Ask them. If they are, they'll...

Do what I do: Ask them.

If they are, they'll tell you. If they respond with a hostile "It's no one else's business if I am or not", that means they're not.
08-05-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,883
Posted By Reflector Guy

Fortunately the bike is aluminum and not CF. If...

Fortunately the bike is aluminum and not CF. If it were the latter, it might have exploded and not merely cracked.
08-02-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 717
Posted By Reflector Guy

You mean the section through Maywood. Keep in...

You mean the section through Maywood. Keep in mind the rest of the path is gorgeous and the Maywood section is not at all representative. Apparently most other riders avoid it entirely and path...
07-29-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,983
Posted By Reflector Guy

I think to a lot of people, the size of one's SUV...

I think to a lot of people, the size of one's SUV determines who is supposed to yield, and who is not.
07-28-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,855
Posted By Reflector Guy

Since the 19-aught-80s? Back when they first...

Since the 19-aught-80s? Back when they first invented the internet...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,024
Posted By Reflector Guy

No foot retention here, but I do wear a shirt...

No foot retention here, but I do wear a shirt...
07-27-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,648
Posted By Reflector Guy

I think it's a product of the "everyone gets a...

I think it's a product of the "everyone gets a trophy" mentality we see nowadays.

Melt down all those "trophies" and you can make a bike out of them. Maybe.
07-26-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,121
Posted By Reflector Guy

Is there a difference between hybrid bikes and...

Is there a difference between hybrid bikes and flat-bar road bikes? Serious question.

I think 3/4 of the bikes I see on a daily basis have flat bars. Adult bikes, that is.... Not kids on mountain...
07-23-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,235
Posted By Reflector Guy

A few of the local Metra stations have these bike...

A few of the local Metra stations have these bike repair stands. I've never used one but I did notice the tools tend to get a little rusty. Might be OK in a pinch but if you have tools with you;...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,328
Posted By Reflector Guy

Look out guys! There's a new sheriff in town and...

Look out guys! There's a new sheriff in town and he'll bring the fisticuffs if you say anything unbecoming about him or his bike! Best not to be riding down any dark alleys.
07-21-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,211
Posted By Reflector Guy

I gave him points for making it challenging. If...

I gave him points for making it challenging. If he said he'd been passed by a recumbent, then it would have been obvious he was just trolling us.
07-16-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,454
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'm surprised too and I even wondered if maybe...

I'm surprised too and I even wondered if maybe the insurance lady mixed up whichever digit in the VIN that differentiates a WRX from a regular Impreza. No complaints here though.... I think my...
07-16-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,454
Posted By Reflector Guy

I may have gotten lucky, or maybe being a single...

I may have gotten lucky, or maybe being a single guy owing four cars made a difference, but my new WRX was quite reasonable on insurance. But yeah, I've heard of people paying more for insurance...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,687
Posted By Reflector Guy

I waved and/or rang my bell at most of them. I...

I waved and/or rang my bell at most of them. I stopped just short of asking what chain lube they use.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,157
Posted By Reflector Guy

It's not a gravel race, so no, no beards.

It's not a gravel race, so no, no beards.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,687
Posted By Reflector Guy

So yesterday after work, I decided to put Larry's...

So yesterday after work, I decided to put Larry's technique into practice (I left my shirt on though). I "raced" some little kids on mountain bikes, a couple girls riding along while using their...
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