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Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 508
Posted By urbanknight

I'd still need to work on lightening up the motor...

I'd still need to work on lightening up the motor before worrying about my bike and what else is on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 703
Posted By urbanknight

I actually started carrying a small pump in...

I actually started carrying a small pump in addition to CO2 because I used both cartridges and then double flatted on the same ride, leaving me to walk the last 5 miles. Probably less of a problem...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By urbanknight

That sounds about like what I felt when I rode on...

That sounds about like what I felt when I rode on Sidis and it turned out my foot was kind of hanging over the edge of the sole (best way I can find to describe it). Wider shoes (and the Sidi Mega...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 703
Posted By urbanknight

Sounds like you want CO2

Sounds like you want CO2
03-30-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,037
Posted By urbanknight

Always ask if you don't know the rider (some are...

Always ask if you don't know the rider (some are fine with it while others are uncomfortable) and always make your presence known (so they know to signal braking and be more predictable).
03-30-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 635
Posted By urbanknight

Makes me imagine a thick crust pizza every time.

Makes me imagine a thick crust pizza every time.
03-25-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,107
Posted By urbanknight

When I start to get excessive flats for no...

When I start to get excessive flats for no apparent reason. There always seems to be a point when this starts to happen, and the wear is not always noticeable on the tire.
03-19-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,290
Posted By urbanknight

Good point. We used to go to a park with a big...

Good point. We used to go to a park with a big grassy area and knock each other off our bikes to practice falling WITHOUT putting our hands down.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,018
Posted By urbanknight

From what I understand, the video starts after...

From what I understand, the video starts after the close pass made by the cop when he was going the same direction, and they started recording and waved him down when he was returning the other way....
03-18-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,290
Posted By urbanknight

But you have to keep in mind that the OP is quite...

But you have to keep in mind that the OP is quite possibly one of the guys who "has no idea how to hold his line in a pack"
03-18-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 973
Posted By urbanknight

When I was a bicycle mechanic, my boss expected...

When I was a bicycle mechanic, my boss expected me to take less than 15 minutes, less than 10 for a single speed. It's been a while, but I recall checking tires/brake pads, cables for wear, adjusting...
03-18-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,615
Posted By urbanknight

"Clear" is not always the same as correct or...

"Clear" is not always the same as correct or precise. I am a music teacher, and much of what we explain is conceptual. Even if I knew precisely how many hundredths of a mm a trumpet player needed...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,018
Posted By urbanknight

No, but a cop once pulled up behind me when I was...

No, but a cop once pulled up behind me when I was almost to 40 mph in a 40 zone (downhill) and told me on the loud speaker that I was almost at the speed limit. Amusing considering how many sports...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,167
Posted By urbanknight

I keep meaning to switch over to 25's, but every...

I keep meaning to switch over to 25's, but every time I see the 23mm option on sale dirt cheap and go for those instead.
03-16-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,615
Posted By urbanknight

Yes, custom built by me :-D

Yes, custom built by me :-D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By urbanknight

You should be able to pedal a 52/11 comfortably...

You should be able to pedal a 52/11 comfortably to about 40mph. It sounds like you use way too slow of a cadence, which is not only bad for sustainability (edited as per Asgelle's and WhyFi's...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,850
Posted By urbanknight

It might make them nervous until they find out...

It might make them nervous until they find out though.
03-03-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By urbanknight

Those are very similar gear combinations and...

Those are very similar gear combinations and chain wrap. If anything (if the new wheel has the cassette further in or further out), you might have to adjust the barrel adjuster and loosen a limit...
03-03-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By urbanknight

I was taught to get the spokes as close to...

I was taught to get the spokes as close to tangential as possible. In my experience, most 28 spoke road or mountain wheels fall right in between 2X and 3X, so I usually go with 2X because it...
03-01-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By urbanknight

As mentioned above, this could be a large project...

As mentioned above, this could be a large project which you might spend more on than just buying a similar bike with a drop handlebar. If you're absolutely in love with this bike and just want a drop...
02-21-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,383
Posted By urbanknight

I've been told that, whichever direction your...

I've been told that, whichever direction your marriage is headed, a tandem will get you there faster.
02-15-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By urbanknight

Winner! Thank you Bike Forums. ...

Winner! Thank you Bike Forums.
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02-09-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By urbanknight

I contacted the manufacturer directly. Nice and...

I contacted the manufacturer directly. Nice and fast response, but they verified that all their 39-46T chainrings are meant for doubles only. I told them they might want to update the description...
02-07-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By urbanknight

Yes, the two bolts are for the eccentric bottom...

Yes, the two bolts are for the eccentric bottom bracket shell (to adjust the timing chain tension).

I grabbed some cable housing that was sitting around, and it fits in there. Maybe one layer of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By urbanknight

They're referring to a very small bump on the...

They're referring to a very small bump on the side of the cleat. I needed to click on the image and enlarge it to be able to see it, so your cataracts might make it impossible. Rest assured though,...
02-01-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 841
Posted By urbanknight

Joining the Club!

Got my son into cycling, but the speed and distance difference was causing me to have to choose between a quality workout and father/son time. Still need to make some adjustments to it (timing chain...
01-16-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,683
Posted By urbanknight

then maybe you should have spelled it “poll” ;-)

then maybe you should have spelled it “poll” ;-)
08-20-07, 01:26 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,622
Posted By urbanknight

I thought race cars use Nitrogen because it...

I thought race cars use Nitrogen because it doesn't expand from heat as much as ambient air???
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