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Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-15, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By The B

Yea.. I have zero flex on my size 41 R3 Uomos...

Yea.. I have zero flex on my size 41 R3 Uomos with regular velcro/ratchets. Maybe the giants on their giant oar paddle soles get some flex? How can you not?
06-15-15, 02:55 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 20,824
Posted By The B

No, OP... I don't care. When I commuted, I...

No, OP... I don't care.

When I commuted, I would wear liner shorts under some synthetic hikey pants, sometimes, for appearances... but I'd get so sweaty/nasty in non-cycling clothes that I dropped...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-15, 02:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,696
Posted By The B

I did a 60 mile commute for a while (round trip)...

I did a 60 mile commute for a while (round trip) and had opportunities for 98 mile round-trip commutes on certain days. Not much in the way of hills/climbing, but I am a climber - so there's "hills"...
06-15-15, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,461
Posted By The B

In MY opinion; for me.... I don't really want any...

In MY opinion; for me.... I don't really want any weight on my hands at all. Even a little is fatiguing after a while, and any weight on your hands is weight not being used to counterbalance against...
Forum: For Sale
06-14-15, 04:17 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 136,556
Posted By The B

Have: Black Thomson 2x 10* 100mm Want: Silver...

Have: Black Thomson 2x 10* 100mm
Want: Silver Thomson 2x 10* 100mm
03-27-15, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,319
Posted By The B

It's threads to blackness - this sucker's glued in

It's threads to blackness - this sucker's glued in
03-27-15, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,319
Posted By The B

It doesn't go very deep. If what you see is all...

It doesn't go very deep. If what you see is all you get, I think it might actually be "better" to use a longer compression plug. This thing looks like it only goes about 3/4" in.
03-27-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,319
Posted By The B

I assumed the top-cap screws right into this......

I assumed the top-cap screws right into this... no?
03-27-15, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,319
Posted By The B

http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab6/bkb0000/IMG...

http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab6/bkb0000/IMG_08621_zpsybguumka.jpg
03-26-15, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,319
Posted By The B

Serotta F2 fork question

Howdy

I've decided to ditch a noodly EC90 SLx and put on this F2 I've had collecting dust in my garage for some time.

It's a used fork I got on trade from a dude with a big head tube, and I'm a...
Forum: For Sale
03-20-15, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,364
Sticky Saddle swap
Views: 335,153
Posted By The B

EDIT Got a saddle!

EDIT

Got a saddle!
Forum: For Sale
03-17-15, 04:14 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 136,556
Posted By The B

Have: Black Thomson 4x 10* 90mm Want: Black...

Have: Black Thomson 4x 10* 90mm
Want: Black Thomson 2x 10* 100mm
03-01-15, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By The B

There still is! Looks better, if nothing else. ...

There still is! Looks better, if nothing else.

But the benefit here is getting the housings off the headtube. Also, I'm using external shift cable shifters on this build, so crossing the cables is...
02-28-15, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By The B

Crossing shift cables under the down-tube when your bosses are too high

Howdy

I like to route my cables crossed under the down tube, like anyone who likes to do stuff trick.. I've been fortunate thus far in that all of my frames have accommodated this. But I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-15, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3,009
Views: 833,684
Posted By The B

HED and Easton sure are proud of their brand. I...

HED and Easton sure are proud of their brand. I zapped my EC90 Aeros with black spray paint.

http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab6/bkb0000/IMG_03541_zpsff0facc2.jpg

I've been meaning to do it...
01-18-15, 12:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,561
Posted By The B

Less of this... ...

Less of this...

http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab6/bkb0000/IMG_1194_zpseac1eba6.jpg
http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab6/bkb0000/IMG_1193_zpsdfaf6b4e.jpg


More of this
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12-11-14, 01:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,503
Posted By The B

Wow.. maybe try riding some busy roads? I get...

Wow.. maybe try riding some busy roads? I get passed by a couple thousand cars, on some rides - couldn't possibly worry about them, not enough time.
12-03-14, 07:35 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,503
Posted By The B

Just insults. Man.... I'd be REALLY pissed...

Just insults.

Man.... I'd be REALLY pissed if someone threw something at me. I would definitely try to chase them down, and I have no doubt IF I caught 'em, I'd be getting off my bike.
Forum: Commuting
11-20-14, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By The B

I'd probably do gatorskins... or maybe even...

I'd probably do gatorskins... or maybe even something from this page Continental Bicycle -Overview City / Trekking / ATB (http://www.conti-online.com/www/bicycle_de_en/themes/city/)
11-19-14, 01:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,712
Posted By The B

Everyone has their style, don't they? Back...

Everyone has their style, don't they?

Back to the f'ing question.... the ONLY fixed gear riding I have done has been brakeless and clipless (on the track), and I can't fathom why you wouldn't want...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-14, 11:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,625
Posted By The B

Riding a bike on a sidewalk is like riding a...

Riding a bike on a sidewalk is like riding a motorcycle in a bike lane. I definitely find it irritating when I see dudes wobbling around on mountain bikes on sidewalks. I don't think I've ever seen...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-14, 06:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,342
Posted By The B

I think it's an attempt to be as absolutely...

I think it's an attempt to be as absolutely minimalist as possible for pacelining. Doesn't keep your clothes clean, just keeps the spray out of peoples faces.
Forum: Commuting
11-13-14, 05:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,342
Posted By The B

The rear looks like it's designed to keep road...

The rear looks like it's designed to keep road spray out of your partner's face, not your ass... the front will keep the majority of road grit out of your face, but yea- stuff does still arch over...
11-13-14, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,806
Posted By The B

I find my level of convinced has not risen....

I find my level of convinced has not risen....
11-13-14, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,806
Posted By The B

Do you have evidence that some helmets are safer...

Do you have evidence that some helmets are safer than others?
11-12-14, 05:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,444
Posted By The B

R5 Uomos at the moment, but they've stretched out...

R5 Uomos at the moment, but they've stretched out so much I'm about to go looking for a new pair
11-12-14, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,806
Posted By The B

You ask too much.

You ask too much.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 10:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,592
Posted By The B

I've had more close-calls, with my balls,...

I've had more close-calls, with my balls, slipping on the pedal after clicking out or before getting fully seated clipping in than I ever have trying to get out.. I don't unclip until I'm basically...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 10:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,592
Posted By The B

I don't need to do anything - I'm perfectly...

I don't need to do anything - I'm perfectly competent in my pedals. Having had my pedal release in a sprint, I definitely prefer a secure pedal to one that feels sloppy.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 05:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,592
Posted By The B

Yea, I'm sure out of the millions and millions of...

Yea, I'm sure out of the millions and millions of cyclists who have ever existed, it's happened a time, or two... freakish accidents. But this dude knew both of them?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 05:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,592
Posted By The B

That's extremely hard to believe...

That's extremely hard to believe...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 04:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,592
Posted By The B

Are you using a road pedal? They're a lot harder...

Are you using a road pedal? They're a lot harder to get out of than MTB pedals. I can slop right out of my egg beaters with barely more effort than it would take to just lift my foot off a flat...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 04:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,592
Posted By The B

Why's that? I've never fallen on my left...

Why's that?

I've never fallen on my left side, but I definitely need to practice unclipping from that side... I've had a couple close calls where I needed to get the left foot down, and instinct...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3,009
Views: 833,684
Posted By The B

There was a generation of external routing...

There was a generation of external routing between 9 speed and 10 speed under-tape- 5600/6600/7800 were ten speed, but no under-tape shift routing.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-14, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3,009
Views: 833,684
Posted By The B

I've never seen external shifter cable routed...

I've never seen external shifter cable routed back under the tape like that before... was this an experiment, or does that particular housing really allow such sharp angles?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-14, 03:04 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 22,770
Posted By The B

"Barely ride." right. If you're doing...

"Barely ride." right. If you're doing significantly better than 130 miles/week right now, you don't live in Portland. Or are you counting your trainer sessions?

Helmets are for races, and I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-14, 11:59 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 22,770
Posted By The B

The hill country of Columbia County, Oregon. Why?...

The hill country of Columbia County, Oregon. Why? I get a puncture from time to time- but I can patch a tube faster than most guys can replace a tube. Way faster, so long as I don't have trouble...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-14, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,420
Posted By The B

Indeed... It's quite satisfying to stay on the...

Indeed... It's quite satisfying to stay on the bumper, or even pass again, a motorist who angrily overtook you on a straightaway, once you get into the curves.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 22,770
Posted By The B

Looking cool isn't a legitimate reason? I...

Looking cool isn't a legitimate reason?

I better just commit suicide.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-14, 11:02 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 22,770
Posted By The B

The only blowouts I've seen on the road have also...

The only blowouts I've seen on the road have also taken out the tire. I used to keep a tube stuffed up under the saddle between the rails, but then I switched saddle/post and the new setup wouldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-14, 12:41 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 22,770
Posted By The B

What an absolute load of crap. I've dropped to...

What an absolute load of crap. I've dropped to 130 miles a week since the weather went to ****, and you won't find a single bag anywhere on my bike, nor even a pocket full of ****. I carry a skinny...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-14, 12:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,420
Posted By The B

I passed a semi-truck on the left coming down the...

I passed a semi-truck on the left coming down the big hill to the west of Rainier.. he was braking the whole way down AND riding on the shoulder, presumably to keep me from passing him on the right,...
10-21-14, 02:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,674
Posted By The B

I haven't ridden the trail. I should right now...

I haven't ridden the trail. I should right now while I have gravel tires on the steed, though..

I ride the highway itself as rarely as possible. What an incredibly unfriendly road for cyclists. I...
10-18-14, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,674
Posted By The B

Or here.... better way to spot me: ...

Or here.... better way to spot me:

http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab6/bkb0000/ce915ee3-21cf-43cf-baf3-d8a6ec4627e8_zps6f4de1fd.jpg?t=1413604181

The yellow/white/black "Paceline" cycling cap...
10-18-14, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,674
Posted By The B

Sweet! congrats on the upgrade... a true road...

Sweet! congrats on the upgrade... a true road bike is a true dream to ride on roads.

Watch for me out there... Brushed Ti frame with bright red bar tape and tires (although tomorrow I'll gave gray...
10-16-14, 10:58 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,100
Posted By The B

This thread is very much like helmet threads, and...

This thread is very much like helmet threads, and about as relevant.
10-15-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,100
Posted By The B

haven't crashed yet!

haven't crashed yet!
10-15-14, 09:14 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,100
Posted By The B

I ear-bud and watch Netflix on long, flat...

I ear-bud and watch Netflix on long, flat commutes. I would omit the earbuds so as not to have to carry them, but my iPhone doesn't get loud enough to hear over the wind at 20-25 mph, so I have to...
10-15-14, 12:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,100
Posted By The B

Rule 62 No f'ing earbuds on the road bike. ...

Rule 62

No f'ing earbuds on the road bike.



If you've got flat handlebars, then ear-bud away.
Forum: For Sale
10-12-14, 01:20 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 136,556
Posted By The B

Have: 31.8 x 4 x -10 x 90 SILVER Thompson ...

Have: 31.8 x 4 x -10 x 90 SILVER Thompson

Want: 31.8 x 4 x -10 x 80 or 90 BLACK Thomson

Mine has a scrape kind of underscoring the "Thomson" but it's actually barely noticeable at all... pix...
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