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01-21-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By hsuBM

Things happen. Have a front brake.

Things happen. Have a front brake.
01-19-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,470
Posted By hsuBM

Most boomers who are still alive were living...

Most boomers who are still alive were living unhealthy as possible for the previous forty years.

They are the obese thatíve been spotlit as stereotypical Americans on news broadcasts around the...
01-02-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 19,753
Posted By hsuBM

I was thinking the same thing for a while, but in...

I was thinking the same thing for a while, but in being at my LBS far too often the last two or three years, Iím seeing most of the fully modern bikes owned by local racers that all have their...
01-02-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3,327
Views: 768,471
Posted By hsuBM

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This thing came to me with heavily used...
01-01-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 19,753
Posted By hsuBM

Blinking lights definitely bug the heck outta me....

Blinking lights definitely bug the heck outta me.

The scene here is 1/3 drivers only occasionally glancing away from their phones at the road to just barely keep their car between the lines. Not...
12-30-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 19,753
Posted By hsuBM

probably wouldíve looked fine-to-good with the...

probably wouldíve looked fine-to-good with the cluttered looking mess of lights relocated onto a nicely finished scrap of ~1Ē tube mounted to a Nitto M12 type rack.
11-20-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,320
Posted By hsuBM

I donít understand. This seems like the last bike...

I donít understand. This seems like the last bike to sell after the fast ones, the long ride-ers.

sure, purple, yellow, and red on grey are not traditionally befitting someone on the road to...
11-19-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,798
Posted By hsuBM

Level TT, non-mtb/bmx stem, (mostly) silver...

Level TT, non-mtb/bmx stem, (mostly) silver hardware, fenders, REAL bicycle brakes (!), only $750?

Amazing.


I would only try to change to a silver derailer and a full coverage front fender.
...
11-19-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,162
Posted By hsuBM

ďeBikesĒ are mopeds. Electric mopeds, but mopeds...

ďeBikesĒ are mopeds. Electric mopeds, but mopeds just the same. Yamaha has nearly a century of uninterrupted experience designing exceptional quality (reliability and safety) into mopeds.

If I...
11-16-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By hsuBM

Maelochs I May be wrong, but I think all thatís...

Maelochs I May be wrong, but I think all thatís being suggested by ďno stem riserĒ is that ďriser stemĒ implies one of the adjustable angle stems which are just not as structurally sound as a solid...
11-16-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,426
Posted By hsuBM

I definitely have only had problems with cutout...

I definitely have only had problems with cutout saddles. They’re pointless for my skinny male body with somewhat protruding sit bones. I wind up with rubbing (feels like cutting) down there. By...
11-13-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,216
Posted By hsuBM

I’ve silently been that guy, but I’m not good at...

I’ve silently been that guy, but I’m not good at having silent body language. My LBS folks, God bless ‘em, read me like grammar school homework and usually ask if I don’t mind to hang around for a...
11-13-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,110
Posted By hsuBM

Schvall rhymes with all, hall, and call Be...

Schvall rhymes with all, hall, and call

Be rhymes with bee, see, and tee.

written as Schwalbe, that “w” sounds like a “v”.



or make your LBS guys chuckle and call it Skualbay.
11-13-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By hsuBM

pbass it’s in the wool section listed as Men’s...

pbass it’s in the wool section listed as Men’s Long Sleeve Jersey. It’s medium weight so mixed with a thin merino tee underneath I’m good down to 50, thin long sleeve underneath down to 40, and...
11-13-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By hsuBM

Seems like you’ve mostly got it figured out....

Seems like you’ve mostly got it figured out. Craft makes some glittens that are perfect for your temp range- the mitten foldover is a nice nearly wind proof material.

You probably only need a...
11-13-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,005
Posted By hsuBM

I am loving the Barnard Ride Chronicles. Please...

I am loving the Barnard Ride Chronicles. Please keep them up!

We we need a fun name for your nemesis... Walter? Biff? Jeremy Clarkson?
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,456
Posted By hsuBM

All of the touring bikes I’ve seen on YT in the...

All of the touring bikes I’ve seen on YT in the last decade are either full-on Rivendell style rigs or sloping top tube Aluminum frames with Rohloff hubs and disc brakes.

This bike looks a bit...
11-11-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,680
Posted By hsuBM

Etiquette: be a smaht ridah. Don’t make existing...

Etiquette: be a smaht ridah. Don’t make existing cyclist-hating car worshippers hate us more, don’t convert the cyclist-neutral into cyclist-haters.

being smaht: don’t ride bad-hard on old racing...
11-11-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,169
Posted By hsuBM

Someone wanted to lower purchase cost for the...

Someone wanted to lower purchase cost for the sort of consumer who shops on price instead of quality. This sort of thing lowers manufacturing cost by $0.13 per bike. Moo.
11-09-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,237
Posted By hsuBM

I am now that Iím back down to 160lbs, but my...

I am now that Iím back down to 160lbs, but my height & inseam werenít any different when I was up at 230lbs. I just have a short torso.



I donít find that. I find great benefit from the lower...
11-08-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,739
Posted By hsuBM

Lower maintenance/tuning overhead (less than once...

Lower maintenance/tuning overhead (less than once a year)? Fixed gear
Lower weight than the mechanical (both derailleurs, back cassette, crankgroup)? Fixed gear
Higher gearing range for the same...
11-07-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By hsuBM

Yes they can. Donít bother with less than full...

Yes they can. Donít bother with less than full coverage, youíll still feel like you maybe shouldíve worn swim trunks on the ride if you do.

The only potential issue arises with the seatstay...
11-04-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,527
Posted By hsuBM

Iíve been wanting to do this after being...

Iíve been wanting to do this after being disappointed with the ride feel of going full-puffy and doing a fixed 26er and just wanting the feel of my 80s roadie with slightly more tire than it would...
11-04-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By hsuBM

Curious about this too. Mr Boyd presents himself...

Curious about this too. Mr Boyd presents himself well enough on his site.
Forum: BMX
11-04-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By hsuBM

thatís cool!

thatís cool!
11-03-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,160
Posted By hsuBM

h plus son are as secretive about their place of...

h plus son are as secretive about their place of manufacture as IRD. Theyíre almost definitely both Taiwan. Less secretive is Boyd. Their Altamont looks interesting. I discovered them just after...
11-03-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By hsuBM

What would Greg Lemond do?

What would Greg Lemond do?
11-03-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,162
Posted By hsuBM

Everyone should have full cold weather cycling...

Everyone should have full cold weather cycling clothes and a fendered winter training fixed gear road bike.
11-03-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By hsuBM

way off, guys. Thatís Marjorie. Sheís a sweetie.

way off, guys. Thatís Marjorie. Sheís a sweetie.
11-03-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By hsuBM

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I thought I saw either a clear acrylic/gorilla...
11-01-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,203
Posted By hsuBM

Tires saddle pedals+shoes add full length...

Tires
saddle
pedals+shoes
add full length metal fenders.
get some severely bright lights.


cranks are fine till you go and get yourself spoiled by vintage low q-factor (width) cranks from...
10-29-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,596
Posted By hsuBM

Iíve thought about doing it to a few frames. ...

Iíve thought about doing it to a few frames.

My conclusion is always ďto do it well enough to have been worthwhile would take as many hours as the OT hours Iíd have to put in at work to buy a...
10-28-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,081
Posted By hsuBM

Loving this new direction of the thread. ...

Loving this new direction of the thread.

ultegra di2 rd: ~$250 in 2020C.E.
DA di2 rd: ~$600 in 2020C.E.

regardless of the cost of a motor, it certainly would be a pain to replace. Youíd have...
10-28-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,071
Posted By hsuBM

If youíre just tinkering and not needing to...

If youíre just tinkering and not needing to cheaply get functional transportation, having nice tools is nice. Treat yourself, Park is not top shelf. Cheap stuff from our Labor Colonies overseas is...
10-25-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By hsuBM

The hubs look like they could be stripped and...

The hubs look like they could be stripped and passed off as French constructeur hubs in a fuzzy picture.
Forum: Commuting
10-25-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,407
Posted By hsuBM

Agreed 100%. Itíd be only slightly different...

Agreed 100%.

Itíd be only slightly different if people took driving seriously instead of it just being one of those things like eating, pooping, or working which they casually do while doing super...
10-25-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,000
Posted By hsuBM

A Condorino restoration on a Legnano similar to...

A Condorino restoration on a Legnano similar to the one posted by Trakhak. What a sweet bike! Seatpost binder under the top tube?! Not my favorite color, but still really nice.
...
10-23-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,401
Posted By hsuBM

if Iím going to stupid fast I want to be stupid...

if Iím going to stupid fast I want to be stupid loud about it- Honda CR500 engine has got to get shoved in there.
10-23-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By hsuBM

Bike shop mechanics and manufacturer sales reps...

Bike shop mechanics and manufacturer sales reps will say no.

Invest in brushes to clean out the thru holes and the axleís threads and some shop rags to wipe off the rest of the axle and keep them...
10-23-20, 02:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,717
Posted By hsuBM

going from hands in front of the steering axis to...

going from hands in front of the steering axis to hands behind the steering axis is a weird sensation that takes some getting used to regardless of the HTA being steep or slack.

In reality, the...
10-18-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,254
Posted By hsuBM

My brain. it not only intuitively pauses &...

My brain.

it not only intuitively pauses & skips, but it also has most of the functionality of a DAW so I can speed up, slow down and fully edit tracks as I please.

ďHmm, I wonder how...
10-11-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,888
Posted By hsuBM

Love paint matched fenders. Thatís a keeper.

Love paint matched fenders. Thatís a keeper.
10-11-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,776
Posted By hsuBM

shut up. Donít tell people this. Finger Lakes...

shut up. Donít tell people this. Finger Lakes area is all full up. The cheapest run down shacks on 0.05 acre swamps are $1.8M. The water is full of mercury from all of the old Kodak factories in...
10-11-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,321
Posted By hsuBM

I too have it. The forward momentum smoothes out...

I too have it. The forward momentum smoothes out my twitchiness.

1) super bright lights... >900 lumens on front, >300 on back. On the road, youíre a vehicle. Be lit like one.

2) instead of...
10-11-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,108
Posted By hsuBM

I think winter clothing + old bike with fenders...

I think winter clothing + old bike with fenders costs about the same as a trainer but is roughly 23x10^7 times as fun.

my math is a bit rough, though. If Iím off, please show me the equation so I...
10-11-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,103
Posted By hsuBM

Everything Shelby said plus- get rid of the idea...

Everything Shelby said plus- get rid of the idea of pedals like those dangerous traps. Either get plain platforms or SPDís with the shoes.
10-11-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,358
Posted By hsuBM

ftfy

ftfy
10-10-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By hsuBM

Sorta in between, Iíve got zero rise/drop bars...

Sorta in between, Iíve got zero rise/drop bars that are a slightly uncurled moustache. ...
10-10-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,759
Posted By hsuBM

itís been established that your GT is way too...

itís been established that your GT is way too small for your body. If you have the original parts still, put them back on and sell/trade it for something bigger.

FWIW, I have plenty of fun riding...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,488
Posted By hsuBM

Joey, all of the products for cyclists who have...

Joey, all of the products for cyclists who have money to buy a car and sense to bike anyways regardless of the weather exists already.

I live in salty, slushy, icy, Upstate NY and Iíve been biking...
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