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04-12-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 703
Posted By pdlamb

Passing other riders is like passing other cars...

Passing other riders is like passing other cars on cruise control -- some tender egos go nuts and have to re-pass you in either cast.

And of course, sometimes they're just sandbagging you looking...
04-12-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 90
Posted By pdlamb

A bike cover will work well to keep rain off. ...

A bike cover will work well to keep rain off.

It won't do much to prevent theft; can you also get a (heavy) chain and lock the bike to something solid?

Finally, not that she'd ever go two weeks...
Forum: Touring
04-12-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By pdlamb

I also replace brake pads before they get to...

I also replace brake pads before they get to metal-on-metal contact between the brake shoes and the rim. If the brakes are adjusted correctly, that's a long time after the contours are worn down on...
04-09-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By pdlamb

Is that a commercial or a home-brew solution?

Is that a commercial or a home-brew solution?
Forum: Commuting
04-09-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By pdlamb

Just MHO: Not knowing what Melbourne...

Just MHO:

Not knowing what Melbourne temperatures are like, I'll have to share my experiences and you'll have to figure out what to do for your situation. I'm going to get wet if I'm riding in...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By pdlamb

1. Oil pivots (brake and derailer) 2. Make sure...

1. Oil pivots (brake and derailer)
2. Make sure shifters are well greased
3. Oil or grease brake and shifter cables periodically
4. If you've got parts that aren't stainless steel or aluminum, or...
04-08-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,050
Posted By pdlamb

Have you considered limiting your time on social...

Have you considered limiting your time on social media?
04-08-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,310
Posted By pdlamb

I'm not sure whether you're ignorant or trolling....

I'm not sure whether you're ignorant or trolling. Wind shifts everywhere I've ridden, sometimes in less than one day, but today's wind is rarely a harbinger of tomorrow's.
04-07-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 832
Posted By pdlamb

Boeshield Dawn bucket hot water You'll...

Boeshield
Dawn
bucket
hot water
You'll have to listen/rewind for the brand name of the brush. Other brushes will work but the brand he references won't stay clean when you clean the chain or...
Forum: Touring
04-06-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,332
Posted By pdlamb

75% chance the answer's "No." 20% chance it's...

75% chance the answer's "No."
20% chance it's "If you put the tires on deflated you can get the wheel through the brakes, then pump them up."

Are you on good terms with an LBS who'll let you try...
04-06-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 853
Posted By pdlamb

... 25-70 Nm (240-610 in-lb) for bottom...

... 25-70 Nm (240-610 in-lb) for bottom brackets...
04-06-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By pdlamb

Look at the profile and the route information,...

Look at the profile and the route information, and you can start to make a good estimate. For instance, Stage 3 (2021 Haute Route Dolomites Stage Descriptions | Haute Route...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,740
Posted By pdlamb

essiemyra, what about your ride home last night? ...

essiemyra, what about your ride home last night? Did you sit up and fly home with a tailwind?
Forum: Commuting
04-06-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By pdlamb

Get a bike cover, take it and use it when rain is...

Get a bike cover, take it and use it when rain is in the forecast. If there's a surprise pop-up shower, wipe the bike down when you get home and re-lube the chain and pivots.
04-06-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 289
Posted By pdlamb

It's probably worth checking the chain that...

It's probably worth checking the chain that started this thread with a tape measure or ruler. If the chain turns out to be "really" worn out, you need to press down hard with that checker.
04-06-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 832
Posted By pdlamb

I'm too lazy to repost: Bike Forums - View...

I'm too lazy to repost:
Bike Forums - View Single Post - Is there a quick, easy way to wash a bike?? (https://www.bikeforums.net/21613546-post33.html)
Forum: Touring
04-05-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By pdlamb

32s are as small as I'd be willing to go on the...

32s are as small as I'd be willing to go on the C&O, and I think I'd prefer something wider. There are sections that get muddy after a rain, and the mud can persist for a long time -- it takes good...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By pdlamb

I've done a couple round trips to the office...

I've done a couple round trips to the office without stopping. But I've found taking rides of a similar distance before work (in the summer) or around lunch time (in the winter) works pretty well...
04-05-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By pdlamb

Alex rims, while they're inexpensive, are usually...

Alex rims, while they're inexpensive, are usually built stouter than higher-priced rims. This is where a spoke tensiometer can help, or failing that, a musical tuner. Unless you've ridden over...
04-05-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,839
Posted By pdlamb

So I've heard. :/

So I've heard. :/
04-05-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By pdlamb

If you only ride when it's not raining AND the...

If you only ride when it's not raining AND the roads are dry, a dry lube might work well. Otherwise, wipe your chain off with a rag every so often.
04-05-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 520
Posted By pdlamb

Apparently not.

Apparently not.
04-05-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,839
Posted By pdlamb

Bar bag. Saddle bag (if it'll fit) Ziplock...

Bar bag.
Saddle bag (if it'll fit)
Ziplock bag in jersey pocket

Pick one.
Forum: Commuting
04-02-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By pdlamb

I've thought about going to a rack-mounted front...

I've thought about going to a rack-mounted front bag a few times, but as you've found out, the prices are pretty steep. (At least you've got the rack!)

Ortlieb bar bags have a nice offset mount...
04-02-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,510
Posted By pdlamb

Not "Blenky"? or do you just put a blinkie on...

Not "Blenky"? or do you just put a blinkie on your Binky? :)
04-02-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By pdlamb

I think "stupid" is reviving a zombie thread to...

I think "stupid" is reviving a zombie thread to call someone stupid.
04-01-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 621
Posted By pdlamb

But there may be come folks at the ACS who ask...

But there may be come folks at the ACS who ask for de-(2R,3R,4S,5S,6R)-2-[(2S,3S,4S,5R)-3,4-dihydroxy-2,5-bis(hydroxymethyl)oxolan-2-yl]oxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)oxane-3,4,5-trio. (They're called organic...
03-31-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 621
Posted By pdlamb

Why do people want to use words different from a...

Why do people want to use words different from a word the overwhelming majority understand?
03-31-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By pdlamb

A quick search came up with a non-Shimano...

A quick search came up with a non-Shimano replacement:
Universal Cycles -- SunRace FCM300 Triple Ring Crankset - 7/8 Speed [FCM300.LMDD.SS0.BX]...
03-30-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 641
Posted By pdlamb

Yabbut... Don't drag your brakes down a 4...

Yabbut...

Don't drag your brakes down a 4 mile, 10% grade. Or a 6 mile, 6% grade. (I didn't, either time, but I saw the results. Pretty nifty handling by the lady who blew her front tire!)
03-30-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By pdlamb

Pretty good bet the old stem will clamp onto the...

Pretty good bet the old stem will clamp onto the steerer, 1 1/8" is pretty common. But take a caliper and measure your bars (and perhaps the bar of the bike the stem came off) to see if it's...
03-30-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,436
Posted By pdlamb

Knee jerk: No I'm not! After a moment's...

Knee jerk: No I'm not!

After a moment's thought: good summary.
03-30-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,105
Posted By pdlamb

I've learned that if I stop at the side of a...

I've learned that if I stop at the side of a rural road, I need to pull out either a camera or a bottle of sunscreen pretty quickly. If I don't, someone in the first half dozen cars to pass me will...
03-30-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By pdlamb

That looks more like dry electrodes on your HRM...

That looks more like dry electrodes on your HRM strap -- was it cool on that ride?

No pulse reading after wetting the electrodes is my tip-off. HRM says my heart's not beating, but I feel fine...
03-29-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By pdlamb

Get the second book, and Golden Cheetah, and...

Get the second book, and Golden Cheetah, and figure out everything GC gives you.

Just remember to take a break every day or so and go for a bike ride.
03-29-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 641
Posted By pdlamb

Tube patch failing would only reproduce the leak,...

Tube patch failing would only reproduce the leak, not cause a blowout.

Also, is there any reason heating caused by braking would be limited to 100C?
03-29-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,050
Posted By pdlamb

Price you pay for living in a quiet place with no...

Price you pay for living in a quiet place with no crime and bored cops.
03-29-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 876
Posted By pdlamb

Internal gearing and external shielding for the...

Internal gearing and external shielding for the chain?
03-29-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,510
Posted By pdlamb

Yes, I've named a couple of my bikes. The...

Yes, I've named a couple of my bikes.

The better story belongs to the replacement Novara Randonee I got 10 miles into a cross country ride. The original frame broke almost from Yorktown to...
03-29-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,973
Posted By pdlamb

Yummmmm, second breakfast. Second best reason...

Yummmmm, second breakfast. Second best reason for a bike tour! :)
Forum: Touring
03-29-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By pdlamb

If you've got a few more days, you could ride...

If you've got a few more days, you could ride Atlanta to Cedartown (couple motels there), ride on to Anniston the next day (plenty of motels in town), then return the next couple days. That would...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By pdlamb

I doubt the Suez Canal blockage is impacting...

I doubt the Suez Canal blockage is impacting deliveries to the U.S.A. There's this straight shot from India-China-Japan-South Korea to the U.S. called the Pacific Ocean. And if you want something...
03-29-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 876
Posted By pdlamb

Chainring tattoo, anyone?

Chainring tattoo, anyone?
03-29-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,973
Posted By pdlamb

Can bicycling help you lose weight? Absolutely! ...

Can bicycling help you lose weight? Absolutely! Either go on a bike tour, where you're riding for 6-10 hours per day for weeks on end, or else reduce your food (calories) intake. Either will work,...
Forum: Touring
03-26-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By pdlamb

Agreed. However, if OP wants to venture further...

Agreed. However, if OP wants to venture further east onto the C&O, it might be wise to restrict that extension to a dry season.
03-26-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,085
Posted By pdlamb

It can't be much longer until someone (who just...

It can't be much longer until someone (who just bought a GPS earlier in the month) drops by to tell us there's a mismatch between his new GPS and the surveyed maximum grade on a hill nearby, and...
03-26-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,961
Posted By pdlamb

Some of us won't run out of tubes until we run...

Some of us won't run out of tubes until we run out of patches and glue.
03-26-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 882
Posted By pdlamb

All of this, plus, try staying off other bikes...

All of this, plus, try staying off other bikes for that 1-2 months. Once you've come to expect the Diverge's steering, it'll probably seem natural and "right." And with that background, you'll...
03-26-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By pdlamb

I don't know about anyone else, but I'd have a...

I don't know about anyone else, but I'd have a hard time maintaining zone 2 for any length of time without working up a sweat. It might work in a call center (except for the racket), but damp...
03-26-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By pdlamb

If you notice wear by any other method than...

If you notice wear by any other method than measurement, it's time to start shopping for a chain and a cassette. And possibly chainrings.

FWIW (which isn't much), I tend to wear out chains...
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