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Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By _ForceD_

Regarding the headset...when I've dismantled old...

Regarding the headset...when I've dismantled old bikes to refurbish them...I've almost always found that the headset was in relatively good condition. So generally I don't take them apart just to do...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By _ForceD_

Maintenance complete. I might add that truing a...

Maintenance complete. I might add that truing a wheel with bladed spokes isn't fun.

Dan
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By _ForceD_

Had and incident like that when my younger...

Had and incident like that when my younger brother and I were kids. He was riding on the handlebars.

Dan
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By _ForceD_

Heel cut by spokes

I've been riding road bikes for just about 40 years. This was a first for me. All my bikes have LOOK Delta format pedals on them. I don't know if I don't have the cleat tight enough, or if it's the...
Forum: Triathlon
06-23-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,156
Posted By _ForceD_

I think it all depends on numerous factors. Your...

I think it all depends on numerous factors. Your own strengths and weaknesses. The length of race(s) that you intend to participate in. What are your expectations (i.e. are you just looking to...
06-21-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,251
Posted By _ForceD_

I wouldn't use an impact wrench. The better idea...

I wouldn't use an impact wrench. The better idea is to clamp the freewheel tool in the vise (with the business end up of course), put the freewheel onto it and use the whole wheel as your leverage....
06-21-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,163
Posted By _ForceD_

- Red - White - White, gray/black trim -...

- Red
- White
- White, gray/black trim
- White/purple two-tone
- White/maroon two-tone
- Blue
- Gray-ish

Dan
06-19-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By _ForceD_

The model "rider" is standing in their advert. ...

The model "rider" is standing in their advert.

https://activefitnessstore.com/images/product-large/ICON-PFEVEX-71413/ICON-PFEVEX-71413-2.jpg

Dan
06-19-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By _ForceD_

This might be a question for the Bicycle...

This might be a question for the Bicycle Maintenance forum. And even then a helpful answer might be hard to come by since the thing isn't actually a bicycle. But...thinking of the fan as the wheel in...
06-18-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By _ForceD_

I concur. A sturdy steel frame should do just...

I concur. A sturdy steel frame should do just fine. Since the bike has sat unused for a longtime...perhaps it would be prudent to take it into a reputable bike shop just for a tune-up, and to make...
06-17-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,291
Posted By _ForceD_

You said this incident happened on "a bike path."...

You said this incident happened on "a bike path." Is that to say it's a dedicated MUP bike path? If so...you should report the incident to the police. All of the MUP bike paths that I've ever been on...
06-16-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 590
Posted By _ForceD_

Try a set of these on the side rail of the truck...

Try a set of these on the side rail of the truck bed. No wheel removal necessary.
...
06-15-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By _ForceD_

So you don't re-introduce/re-use the rivets? It's...

So you don't re-introduce/re-use the rivets? It's a nice project, but wouldn't you be accomplishing the same thing if you re-assemble the cassett by putting the cogs and spacers together using the...
06-04-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,368
Posted By _ForceD_

About 8-10 years ago I was shot, almost...

About 8-10 years ago I was shot, almost point-blank from a passing car while commuting home from work in the afternoon on a not-so-busy side road. But it was only a pellet gun I was shot with. It was...
05-31-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By _ForceD_

It looks OK for me. As far as ventilation...that...

It looks OK for me. As far as ventilation...that mesh over the toebox doesn't really seem to be a mesh. But there are lots of vent holes in the leather upper. The ventilation is fine for me....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By _ForceD_

If it were me, I'd get in contact with Garmin...

If it were me, I'd get in contact with Garmin (they have a chat function on their website). They have pretty good customer service, and might upgrade you for a very low price, or even FREE! I have...
05-30-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By _ForceD_

I will say this... Last year I purchased a pair...

I will say this...
Last year I purchased a pair of Shimano RP1 size 48, EE width (I think EE...nevertheless they're "wider"). I specifically sought a wider shoe than the shoes I was wearing. I have...
05-26-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,782
Posted By _ForceD_

I volunteer with a local land trust organization....

I volunteer with a local land trust organization. It operates several nature 'greenway' trails...some of which I run on frequently (where I see lots of the bagged dog poop). We've talked about having...
05-26-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,779
Posted By _ForceD_

The "Wow" part of this thread (to me anyway) is...

The "Wow" part of this thread (to me anyway) is how quickly it went from the OP to its 4th page in just about 36 hours. Holy moly.

Dan
Forum: Triathlon
05-24-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By _ForceD_

Concur with fraba. But...it could simply be a...

Concur with fraba. But...it could simply be a matter of adjustment. The Brooks saddles that you like on your other bikes might work in the aero position with a simple adjustment of height and/or...
05-24-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By _ForceD_

I decided to reconfigure yet again. Originally...

I decided to reconfigure yet again. Originally the rings were 52/42. I went to 52/36 and got the chain rub. But I changed again to a 53/38 and all is well.

Dan
05-24-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,679
Posted By _ForceD_

Concentration on peddling in complete circles is...

Concentration on peddling in complete circles is the best practice. Although apparently there are results of experiments that show even the best cyclists don't engage much on the upstroke.

Dan
05-17-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,346
Posted By _ForceD_

For one race you should rent or borrow. Dan

For one race you should rent or borrow.

Dan
05-16-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,787
Posted By _ForceD_

Thatís what I thought would be the case here in...

Thatís what I thought would be the case here in RI. But I checked and the did carry them. I already had a Park stand so didnít need/buy one. But I did see a nice floor pump there that I liked and...
Forum: Triathlon
05-14-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,156
Posted By _ForceD_

Well...training time required in open water will...

Well...training time required in open water will differ from person to person. Do it until you're comfortable out there. Because you'll be in fresh water of Lake Michigan there isn't as much concern...
Forum: Triathlon
05-13-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,156
Posted By _ForceD_

For your first tri ever...my suggestion is just...

For your first tri ever...my suggestion is just to have fun. Don't worry about any certain finish time. Just absorb the experience so that you better know what to expect in your next race. Go for...
05-13-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By _ForceD_

ptessier -- I'm jealous that you're going to...

ptessier -- I'm jealous that you're going to Majorca. I was there a number of times during my Navy career. Many Navy folks consider it the best liberty port in the Atlantic/Mediterranean. Depending...
05-12-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By _ForceD_

I think this is what I'll do for now. I won't use...

I think this is what I'll do for now. I won't use the small-small combo so no big loss.

Honestly...I don't even know why I went with the 36 small ring!?!?!? I guess I made a mistake when I...
05-12-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By _ForceD_

Chain length and rear derailleur

On one of my road bikes I had to replace the chainrings (chain and cassette too), and for the smaller ring went with a 36. The old one was a 42 tooth. I have a short cage derailleur. But I can't get...
Forum: Triathlon
05-12-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By _ForceD_

I've been doing triathlons since the early 1980s....

I've been doing triathlons since the early 1980s. I've never seen that particular attachment. It almost looks like a DIY contraption. It just seems kind of clunky and inconvenient. I'm trying to...
Forum: Triathlon
05-12-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By _ForceD_

Not quite sure what I'm looking at there. It...

Not quite sure what I'm looking at there. It looks like a standard downtube shifter attached to something and is it wrapped into the bar tape? Where is the other shifter?

Dan
05-12-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,442
Posted By _ForceD_

Say hello to my little friend. ...

Say hello to my little friend.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1886x1304/img_1782_png_11c6652ad23cff07bf3e526a148201b488547722.jpeg
05-12-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,280
Posted By _ForceD_

Sorry...don't mean to seem defensive. Just...

Sorry...don't mean to seem defensive. Just saying that there are several factors that could account for why you were able to pass them so easily.

Dan
05-12-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By _ForceD_

If you really think you need more axle into the...

If you really think you need more axle into the dropout...you could obtain thinner spacers and/or lock nuts.

Dan
05-12-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,280
Posted By _ForceD_

wgscott -- Where did you get the Bianchi mint...

wgscott -- Where did you get the Bianchi mint green matching frame pump? That is too much!!!

Dan
05-12-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,280
Posted By _ForceD_

Yes, it can be comfortable. But certainly not to...

Yes, it can be comfortable. But certainly not to someone new to it. I've done my share of triathlons over the decades (riding in aero position) and can certainly attest that the aero position takes...
05-12-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,280
Posted By _ForceD_

Maybe he meant "TdF" but the T got left out? ...

Maybe he meant "TdF" but the T got left out?

Dan
05-06-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By _ForceD_

Those are some really good numbers for just six...

Those are some really good numbers for just six years. Good job.

Dan
Forum: Triathlon
05-03-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,156
Posted By _ForceD_

For a sprint tri...I mean just to finish...you...

For a sprint tri...I mean just to finish...you really only need to run and swim maybe once per week. Of course you can run already. But the swim...if you're not accustomed to swimming in the open...
05-03-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,277
Posted By _ForceD_

Check with your fellow 'Vette owners. I found...

Check with your fellow 'Vette owners. I found this...

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/c7-general-discussion/3937492-bike-rack-for-c7-vert-no-hitch-options-preferred.html

Dan
05-01-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By _ForceD_

Thinking about the spacer for the BB on the drive...

Thinking about the spacer for the BB on the drive side again... Wouldn't that cause the removable ring on the non-drive side to not seat properly? Isn't its function to act as a shim and secure the...
05-01-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,131
Posted By _ForceD_

I know the OP of this thread is rather old, but...

I know the OP of this thread is rather old, but how did you get Velocals to actually do that for you? I did the same thing you did with artwork to produce some TUNTURI decals. But never a response....
05-01-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By _ForceD_

Also just pointing out that shifting might be...

Also just pointing out that shifting might be FUBAR....indexing will probably be off. You might want to change rear shifter to the friction option.

Dan
04-30-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,531
Posted By _ForceD_

My user name = _Last name First initial_ ...

My user name = _Last name First initial_



"As God is my witness," I didn't know alpacas could fly.

Dan
04-30-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By _ForceD_

Ben, good info there. Thanks. I had not...

Ben, good info there. Thanks. I had not considered a spacer on the driveside of the BB cartridge. I may convert to that. The washers I used really are quite thin. I had some that are about half the...
04-30-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By _ForceD_

You might have to contact a company that actually...

You might have to contact a company that actually makes the chain. Like SRAM. https://www.sram.com/

Dan
04-30-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,033
Posted By _ForceD_

Sometimes I'll talk to the dogs I encounter. It...

Sometimes I'll talk to the dogs I encounter. It kind of depends on the situation. Like suggested above...I don't want to cause the dog to become a burden to the owner...so if the dog seems agitated I...
04-30-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By _ForceD_

Concur with the cross chaining. Generally I try...

Concur with the cross chaining. Generally I try not to do it...but sometimes I do. These shims/washers just seem like the easiest way to overcome the rub. Obviously there are other ways (i.e. the...
04-29-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By _ForceD_

The chain is rubbing on the inside of the large...

The chain is rubbing on the inside of the large ring, not the derailleur. Adjusting the derailleur/shifter doesn't move the chain or chain ring.

Dan
04-29-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By _ForceD_

Chain rub

I just replaced my chain rings (double), chain, and cassette (7 gear). The new components are the same sizes as those I took off with the exception of the inner chainring. Instead of 52/42...
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