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10-18-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By _ForceD_

I nearly ran over a wooly last week that was...

I nearly ran over a wooly last week that was entirely black. We're Fncked!

I wonder if the color used for the prediction map above is just coincidently similarly to the wooly worm???

Dan
10-18-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 232
Posted By _ForceD_

In your current configuration (pictured)...by not...

In your current configuration (pictured)...by not using that mounting bolt I think you may in danger of the claw slipping/pivoting back-and-forth on the axle without the second securing point. Seems...
10-18-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By _ForceD_

Sometimes the culprit can be a problem with the...

Sometimes the culprit can be a problem with the valve seat. It can deteriorate, and not be completely airtight, or it can get a bit of gunk stuck to it and cause it to not seat properly.

SB's...
10-17-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 555
Posted By _ForceD_

Windproop and waterproof insulated mittens....

Windproop and waterproof insulated mittens. That's what I use and I'm very satisfied.

Dan
10-15-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By _ForceD_

Won't come off as in "the nut spins but doesn't...

Won't come off as in "the nut spins but doesn't catch the threads (which are striped)" or "can't even get the nut to spin"?

If it's the former, and you have at least a bit of play in it...and...
10-14-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,033
Posted By _ForceD_

As a veteran of many triathlons over several...

As a veteran of many triathlons over several decades, most of which are in salt water, I never hesitate to ride in the same shorts that I swim in. Actually, I fabricate my own tri suits using a...
10-13-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By _ForceD_

I have no intention of using this med, or any...

I have no intention of using this med, or any steroids, beyond what is prescribed by the doctor. But I'm halfway through this six-day perscription and all these other ailements are feeling so much...
10-13-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By _ForceD_

It sounds like you used a replacement derailleur...

It sounds like you used a replacement derailleur that mounts over the axle instead of a frame-mounted derailleur? If that's the case, that mount over the axle is taking up the space that is causing...
10-13-19, 09:40 AM
10-13-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By _ForceD_

I understand that the mods like to ride too. But...

I understand that the mods like to ride too. But since new users don't get to post for ## posts...it doesn't need to be monitored 24/7. Just have those posts compile until the mods can get to them.
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10-13-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By _ForceD_

Venting about medical treatment

I just want to vent about medical practices for a minute.
I'm going on 59 years old, I have all these medical issues that many of you have. One of my knees has been in discomfort for a few years due...
10-13-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By _ForceD_

Question about the forum rule that prevents new members from posting pictures

I've wanted to ask this question for some time...

Can one of the moderators, or anyone, explain the purpose of the rule that prevents new forum members from posting pictures? I mean I guess it has...
10-04-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,371
Posted By _ForceD_

One thing to remember when putting on socks, and...

One thing to remember when putting on socks, and gloves/mittens to some extent. Don't put on so many layers of socks trying to prevent your toes from getting cold that it makes your shoes tight. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,647
Posted By _ForceD_

I wouldn't think that anything we say here would...

I wouldn't think that anything we say here would be enough to make you want to hop back on the bike and go ride a century. But...ya never know. I would suggest that you try to change up the usual...
10-02-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,300
Posted By _ForceD_

For me, as strictly a road cyclist, the wind...

For me, as strictly a road cyclist, the wind strength, and direction, is really more a matter of the direction in which I start my ride. whether it's and out-and-back course, or a loop/circuit, I...
10-01-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By _ForceD_

This is a resurrected thread from mid-2018. But,...

This is a resurrected thread from mid-2018. But, becasue of the OP's subject/title, I can't believe it never got a Marathon Man reference. What is wrong with you people?

Dan
10-01-19, 01:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By _ForceD_

The PRP suggested above could very possibly aide...

The PRP suggested above could very possibly aide is scar healing. But I'm not so sure that it would remove the hyperpigmentation if it is caused dy asphalt chunks, or dried blood. I had PRP for a...
Forum: Triathlon
09-28-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By _ForceD_

X -- I answered the poll. But I have to say that...

X -- I answered the poll. But I have to say that this tri forum doesn't get much activity and you may not get the results you are hoping for.

Dan
09-28-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By _ForceD_

Rob -- I'm intrigued by your tool-making for...

Rob -- I'm intrigued by your tool-making for theses purposes. Unless you fear your design/idea being stolen...I wonder if you could post a picture(s) of how this clamp would be utilized on the...
09-28-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By _ForceD_

Check out the Jagwire Alligator links cable...

Check out the Jagwire Alligator links cable housing. I like Jagwire products. Available at numerous places but hereís one ......
09-28-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By _ForceD_

Your picture didnít post. But...you should...

Your picture didnít post. But...you should probably be able to use a general replacement seat clamp.

Dan
09-25-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By _ForceD_

I'm going to say probably not...but I can't say...

I'm going to say probably not...but I can't say for sure. I just left London yesterday after spending close to a week there (my first visit there). Wife and I had a rental car and she kindly left all...
09-25-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By _ForceD_

There is almost always a DIY alternative. But, as...

There is almost always a DIY alternative. But, as mentioned above...you often need specialized wrenches/tools. Although you could possibly do this fix with standard open-end wrenches. Otherwise, look...
09-25-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By _ForceD_

A couple of years ago I (re)discovered an old ski...

A couple of years ago I (re)discovered an old ski ensemble I have left from back when I was skiing. The jacket is a bit more 'snug' these days...but I can still get it on...which is actually perfect...
09-25-19, 03:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,093
Posted By _ForceD_

That's what I'm thinking too. But, perhaps the...

That's what I'm thinking too. But, perhaps the cutout, and the bracket on the shock, is so that it will be held in precisely the correct place for the weld to happen. And thereby making fewer...
09-25-19, 03:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,093
Posted By _ForceD_

I see what you did there. Dan

I see what you did there.

Dan
Forum: Triathlon
09-22-19, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By _ForceD_

I don't use a disc wheel...but just wondering why...

I don't use a disc wheel...but just wondering why having the wheel on the bike for transport isn't an option? Isn't the bike on a car rack?

Dan
09-21-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 655
Posted By _ForceD_

If you like that old frame I say stick with it....

If you like that old frame I say stick with it. You can find new, updated components. That'll make the bike seem "new" to you. A new (presumably CF) bike doesn't necessarily mean "better." I own a...
09-16-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By _ForceD_

Tossing Water Bottles

In all my years of watching the grand tours, and other pro cycling events I never knew this. I was watching the re-run of the penultimate stage of the Vuelta. Phil and Bob were doing their usual...
09-16-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,426
Posted By _ForceD_

I frequently come across hand tools when I'm...

I frequently come across hand tools when I'm riding, and usually stop to pick them up. Although I have all the usual tools at my workbench, some of the tools that I've found are my "go to" tools for...
09-14-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By _ForceD_

I donít care for any stationary trainer. I...

I donít care for any stationary trainer. I will/have ridden outdoors in just about conditions. But the cycling equipment Aldi sells is acceptable. I have the floor pump...the handle broke but I...
Forum: Triathlon
09-11-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
Posted By _ForceD_

I'm not an expert on bike fit by any means. But,...

I'm not an expert on bike fit by any means. But, I just want to point out a couple of observations. The 5mm difference between 175mm and 170mm is less than a quarter of an inch (0.197 inch). Do you...
09-03-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,009
Posted By _ForceD_

After four decades of cycling I just very...

After four decades of cycling I just very recently got brave enough to go with a CO2 inflater, and find myself leaving the pump at home. This thanks to the urging of other CO2-using forumites. Maybe...
09-03-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By _ForceD_

Not sure how many forum members are residents of...

Not sure how many forum members are residents of the Denver area. So, your question might be better asked to local Denver-area cyclists, or the municipal/state agency that maintains the trail. I live...
09-02-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,548
Posted By _ForceD_

I didn't even know that "girl bike stunt shows"...

I didn't even know that "girl bike stunt shows" were 'a thing.'

Dan
09-01-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By _ForceD_

I was thinking exactly what Clifford said above....

I was thinking exactly what Clifford said above. I think it would take an electrician about five minutes or less to fabricate a nice handle for the stroller. I would attempt it myself. Another option...
08-28-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,222
Posted By _ForceD_

While just Googling your storage issue I had a...

While just Googling your storage issue I had a thought. Maybe two of those shallow, plastic bins for storing things under beds. Clamp them together somehow and put one wheel in each bin. You might...
08-26-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,161
Posted By _ForceD_

So I've made the switch to CO2 inflation. I spent...

So I've made the switch to CO2 inflation. I spent a cartridge to make sure I know how to work the thing properly. With the inflator, I take two cartridges (that I keep in a seperate bag together so...
08-24-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By _ForceD_

Do you get the grinding in all gears? Dan

Do you get the grinding in all gears?

Dan
Forum: Triathlon
08-23-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By _ForceD_

I was a track and CC running in h.s. in the late...

I was a track and CC running in h.s. in the late 70s. Right after h.s. working as a lifeguard I got into swimming a little bit for additional fitness. Then triathlons began popping up here and there...
Forum: Triathlon
08-23-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By _ForceD_

From what discipline did you come into triathlon

Just wondering from what activity folks came into triathlon. What discipline were you already doing...and decided to add the other two? Or did you just decide to take up all three at the same time?
08-22-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By _ForceD_

They make wetsuits, and other athletic apparel....

They make wetsuits, and other athletic apparel. Some open water swimmers consider their wetsuits the best available.

Dan
08-22-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,474
Posted By _ForceD_

Maybe some sort of fitness/mapping cell phone...

Maybe some sort of fitness/mapping cell phone tracking app on everyoneís phone.

Dan
08-22-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By _ForceD_

Do you mean what width? As far as I know it...

Do you mean what width? As far as I know it generally comes in a standard width...because the spoke holes that it's designed to cover are generally the same size.

Dan
08-22-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,452
Posted By _ForceD_

I usually swing through Flint, MI to refill on...

I usually swing through Flint, MI to refill on long rides.

Dan
Forum: Triathlon
08-22-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By _ForceD_

I may be wrong, but I think you'll be...

I may be wrong, but I think you'll be hard-pressed to find a 'rental' TT specific bike anywhere. I know I've never heard of a LBS offering TT bikes for rent. For a bike shop to dedicate the cost of...
Forum: Triathlon
08-21-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,015
Posted By _ForceD_

In addition to my above post, I also just want to...

In addition to my above post, I also just want to add that mounting those bar-end brakes on the end of aero bars would be a safety hazard I think. I don't believe their mounting clamps, and the...
Forum: Triathlon
08-20-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,015
Posted By _ForceD_

If I'm reading you right...those brakes are meant...

If I'm reading you right...those brakes are meant to be inserted/mounted in the end of bullhorn handlebars...not into the end of clip-on aero bars. Such as in this picture. If you used bar-end...
08-20-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,134
Posted By _ForceD_

I concur with kingston above. If the cables are...

I concur with kingston above. If the cables are only four years old they don't necessarily need replaced...unless you keep the bike outside. Some of my bikes have cables much older than that and work...
08-18-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,494
Posted By _ForceD_

Bikes of the Grand Tours

I wondered about this while riding today. With all the team bikes, and bikes being swapped in and out during a tour...how often does a single bike travel every single mile of a Grand Tour? These...
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