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07-02-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,469
Posted By blacknbluebikes

square wheels, well dished.

square wheels, well dished.
07-02-20, 10:41 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,114
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Extended visit with my wife's in-laws. There was...

Extended visit with my wife's in-laws. There was one bike. 'Nuf said.
06-30-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,855
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I have repeatedly found that clipless pedals fail...

I have repeatedly found that clipless pedals fail to release in the presence of beautiful women. Can't explain it, but easy to reproduce.
06-30-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,469
Posted By blacknbluebikes

lots of things are a given, like metric allen...

lots of things are a given, like metric allen wrenches / hex keys, good lubricant, typical stuff.
Here's what I use *a lot* that is specific to bikes and only bikes:
- portable stand from feedback...
06-11-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,617
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Freds are friends, not food.

Freds are friends, not food.
06-11-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,909
Posted By blacknbluebikes

It's these damned blackhawk choppers that keep...

It's these damned blackhawk choppers that keep tailing me... so loud when they're close... five times last month. I mean, wtf?
Replies: 40
Views: 1,313
Posted By blacknbluebikes

give us an Ebay link <?> would like to watch...

give us an Ebay link <?> would like to watch this one...
06-05-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 923
Posted By blacknbluebikes

You should avoid eating it at all costs. Please.

You should avoid eating it at all costs. Please.
06-05-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,364
Posted By blacknbluebikes

The High Court of Social Media will have a field...

The High Court of Social Media will have a field day. He might as well re-name himself "Amy Cooper."
06-05-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Phone & three airplane bottles of gin (whisky in...

Phone & three airplane bottles of gin (whisky in winter). Broomwagon (spouse) arrives in about an hour.
Forum: Introductions
05-29-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By blacknbluebikes

welcome. also in nj. dig in, enough here to...

welcome. also in nj. dig in, enough here to keep you in front of screen way too long. learn to crank the search engine on this forum and you'll answer every bike question known to modern...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By blacknbluebikes

hey, congrats, welcome, all that good message. ...

hey, congrats, welcome, all that good message.
you'll like that bike. later on, your preferences might lead to something slightly different, but you're good to go now, so enjoy.
think about how...
05-29-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I hope they start making bikes.

I hope they start making bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By blacknbluebikes

At 72kg, I never ride more than 6 bar.

At 72kg, I never ride more than 6 bar.
05-28-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,602
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Karen has a $1800 hybrid

Karen has a $1800 hybrid
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,808
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I'll never exceed the capability of my 2005...

I'll never exceed the capability of my 2005 S-Works Roubaix, which I bought used for 25% of its SRP. My 2014 bike has some nicer features, like Di2, but it wouldn't beat the Roubaix up the hill. ...
05-26-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,586
Posted By blacknbluebikes

depends on accuracy you need, right? within a...

depends on accuracy you need, right?
within a pound or so, bathroom scale while holding bike vs scale with no bike.
fairly close w road bike, fish scale
fairly close with big honkin' steel bike,...
05-23-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,068
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Rye Whisky, Red vermouth, bitters. oh, wrong...

Rye Whisky, Red vermouth, bitters.
oh, wrong forum. sorry.
05-20-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 827
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I can't recommend this more highly: BBB...

I can't recommend this more highly: BBB torqueset (https://bbbcycling.com/en_en/btl-73-torqueset)
It has much higher utility for me because it comes with the most appropriate hex bits included in...
05-18-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,071
Posted By blacknbluebikes

You don't see them as much, but I'm a big fan of...

You don't see them as much, but I'm a big fan of Chiba gloves. On my third pair.
Also, it's amazing how much protection you get from gloves when your hand is scraping across the asphalt...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,501
Posted By blacknbluebikes

hmmm. I have Gators on one bike, and GP4000's...

hmmm. I have Gators on one bike, and GP4000's on another. The gators went on the 'hill bike' because I went thru a bad run of flats for a while and the roads in that 'more hilly direction' just...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,007
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I don't feel 'underserved' by the calipers on my...

I don't feel 'underserved' by the calipers on my bikes. they're all very good groupset components and give me plenty of 'negative horsepower' ... but if I were a bike maker, I'd simply ask "what...
05-14-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,588
Posted By blacknbluebikes

As a side note, OP is 'statistically interesting'...

As a side note, OP is 'statistically interesting' ...
first, sadly, knowing _two_ people killed on bike by cars is very rare.
even further, knowing two that were killed from the rear is very very...
05-14-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,220
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I don't know about other regions, but here in NJ,...

I don't know about other regions, but here in NJ, bikes are selling like hotcakes. I have never seen so many families on bikes as I do now. No school, no sports, no choice -- I see moms, dads, kids...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,002
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Friends of mine love it, totally love it. My...

Friends of mine love it, totally love it. My hesitation is the investment in 'start up costs' ... My dumb trainer was $100 bucks used, and it's lasted for years. Now I would need a smart trainer, a...
Forum: Foo
05-11-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 578
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I'm using 'pretty much all of them' and don't...

I'm using 'pretty much all of them' and don't experience the problems you're describing. I have regular cable internet service, not fiber. I get about 22Mbps download speed to my wifi router...
03-18-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,980
Posted By blacknbluebikes

An LBS with too much business. Interesting times.

An LBS with too much business. Interesting times.
03-11-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By blacknbluebikes

After evolving <?> through several phases of...

After evolving <?> through several phases of this, here are some things to consider.
mapping: only necessary for a while, then you've learned all the roads. use your phone while learning, but...
Forum: Southeast
01-28-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 627
Posted By blacknbluebikes

thanks for posting this. exactly what I needed...

thanks for posting this. exactly what I needed and came up easy on search.
01-16-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,460
Posted By blacknbluebikes

While I don't have a Lezyne computer, I do have a...

While I don't have a Lezyne computer, I do have a lot of their other products. Very happy customer, I find their designs well done and the quality quite high.
As a basic function computer, the...
11-26-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I've done that 3 times. Last time I had a plate...

I've done that 3 times. Last time I had a plate & screws put in. One year later I had the plate taken out, mainly because it the screws were not completely flush and they tented the skin a bit -...
Forum: Touring
11-26-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,864
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Late 70's -> late 90's Lots of SLR work. Lots....

Late 70's -> late 90's Lots of SLR work. Lots.
Continued to shoot w/ SLR, started toying w DSLR around 2001. Almost 20 years of digital now.
Still kept point-&-shoot around for rest of family...
11-26-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,300
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I'll just tell my wife it's important. Gone in a...

I'll just tell my wife it's important. Gone in a few minutes.
11-22-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,447
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Fifty years ago, Bejing was full of bikes with...

Fifty years ago, Bejing was full of bikes with few cars. NYC was full of cars with few bikes.
hmmm.
11-22-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I'm 20 miles from NYC and there is almost zero...

I'm 20 miles from NYC and there is almost zero "legal" off-road opportunity. Density function, I guess.
11-22-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,446
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Where is my photo of the Colombian Women's...

Where is my photo of the Colombian Women's Cycling Team? That designer is still looking for work...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,156
Posted By blacknbluebikes

pay up now. experience love and guilty feelings...

pay up now. experience love and guilty feelings for years. "I regret spending extra and reaching for the cooler bike," said no one ever.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-22-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,509
Posted By blacknbluebikes

How much are you willing to pay? Custom,...

How much are you willing to pay? Custom, one-time creations are expensive, right?
11-22-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,350
Posted By blacknbluebikes

why would one want to be highly efficient on a...

why would one want to be highly efficient on a trainer?
Forum: Foo
11-04-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,036
Posted By blacknbluebikes

So what happens if I put a stop sign on my head...

So what happens if I put a stop sign on my head and go stand on the shoulder of the interstate?
11-04-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,057
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Selection bias at work: This study is really...

Selection bias at work: This study is really about commuters and town-trips, not about people who cycle for exercise. Look at the distances cited at the beginning of the article. 9km (5.6mi) or...
11-04-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,692
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Possible, but not probable. Look at the IHS...

Possible, but not probable.
Look at the IHS site (https://www.iihs.org/topics/fatality-statistics/detail/bicyclists) for stats. (linked)
Interesting that the vast majority of deaths are men over...
Forum: Foo
11-01-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,036
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Alexa, I need to go to the airport now. Gee,...

Alexa, I need to go to the airport now.
Gee, Tom, I see that if you go tomorrow instead I can save you $9 on a discount fare. Should I buy one?
Alexa, I need to go to the airport now.
OK, Tom, I...
Forum: Foo
11-01-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,036
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I can't WAIT to be driving down the interstate...

I can't WAIT to be driving down the interstate surrounded by robots doing 54.982 mph.
Yeah, in the left lane. In all lanes. Saving humanity from itself.
"Yo, don't give ME the finger, GOOGLE...
10-31-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,122
Posted By blacknbluebikes

If that worked you'd have 80% of America wearing...

If that worked you'd have 80% of America wearing braces.
10-29-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,911
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Please do not, in any way, obstruct or interfere...

Please do not, in any way, obstruct or interfere with Darwin's work.
10-24-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,927
Posted By blacknbluebikes

As an oncologist said to me once, "Dr. Google is...

As an oncologist said to me once, "Dr. Google is not your friend..."
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,931
Posted By blacknbluebikes

So, you're on the side of the road and just...

So, you're on the side of the road and just changed a flat.
As a purist, you don't use a CO2 inflator; you've sentenced yourself to this little 8" wanna-be pump that rides in your jersey pocket and...
10-22-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,279
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Come visit in NYC and you'll see e-bikes going...

Come visit in NYC and you'll see e-bikes going too fast. Where's the line between bicycles and motorcycles? I dunno. Should there be one? I dunno.
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