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09-16-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 905
Posted By scott967

No experience with it, but the Wolf Tooth "Pack...

No experience with it, but the Wolf Tooth "Pack Hanger" tool might be worth checking out. It aligns using the axle not the rim. Downside is you need kit for QR and TA to use it on both.

scott s....
09-09-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 755
Posted By scott967

Don't have to worry about temps now, but years...

Don't have to worry about temps now, but years ago when it got cold I liked poly pro gloves, tyvek jacket, and leg warmers.

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,797
Posted By scott967

IANAL of course, but reading the law in my state...

IANAL of course, but reading the law in my state it looks like "bicycle is a vehicle unless exempted" applies and there are numerous requirements for a vehicle user in an accident, so for example...
08-19-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,185
Posted By scott967

I tend to think test rides are over-rated, maybe...

I tend to think test rides are over-rated, maybe for a really accomplished rider it might help. I don't think a couple laps around the parking lot is going to tell you much. I can't remember ever...
08-18-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By scott967

When you do get it working again, you might...

When you do get it working again, you might consider finding a way to lift the rear wheel off the ground so you can turn the pedals with your hand and watch how it works (for example, loop a rope...
08-18-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 565
Posted By scott967

Circling back to OP, more than 50 miles I put sun...

Circling back to OP, more than 50 miles I put sun screen on my legs. Less than that never had a problem but do a century and I will have burned legs. Less than an hour I do nothing. Hour to 50...
08-18-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By scott967

Did my first 50 miler in the fall "Solvang...

Did my first 50 miler in the fall "Solvang Prelude" (I don't think they run that any more). It's a great feeling. Your golf buddies might not get it, but I find if you tell some one you ride 50...
08-18-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,340
Posted By scott967

Since I'm pretty near-sighted and no interest in...

Since I'm pretty near-sighted and no interest in contacts, always. But there was one time it was raining so hard I couldn't see anything through my glasses so I took them off. But then the rain...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,231
Posted By scott967

I get some wax in the cassette with MSW. I have...

I get some wax in the cassette with MSW. I have a freebee plastic drill index gauge ( a little thicker than a credit card) that I just comb it with and it easily falls off. Just do it where it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By scott967

Hard to get glue in Hawaii, so I went with the...

Hard to get glue in Hawaii, so I went with the Carogna tape. As mentioned not cheap, but does a nice job. When I have pulled a tire (old tire) it's pretty hard to get off, but the tape sticks to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By scott967

Wasn't riding when I lived there back in the 70s,...

Wasn't riding when I lived there back in the 70s, but I don't see Norfolk as that inviting. First, it's surrounded by water except to the east, and as mentioned, even in the city to get out of a...
08-09-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 783
Posted By scott967

Seems like with downtube shifters, easier to...

Seems like with downtube shifters, easier to brake using left hand front brake while shifting with right hand.

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08-09-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,102
Posted By scott967

I have a touring with a 50-45-28 triple. That...

I have a touring with a 50-45-28 triple. That one needs a bit of thinking as there are so many equivalent (or close to) ratios. But on a 53-39, or 50-34 in my old age it doesn't take me long to...
08-07-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,897
Posted By scott967

I live on an island surrounded by ocean. Also...

I live on an island surrounded by ocean. Also retired Navy so just about everywhere I've lived has been by the ocean, except Annapolis, but the Chesapeake Bay might be close enough. Best from a...
08-07-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
Posted By scott967

AV "drivers" more likely to hit peds

Research article (paywalled, but abstract here: https://academic.oup.com/jcr/article-abstract/47/2/272/5819144?redirectedFrom=fulltext) discusses AV cars and moral dilemma of an accident where either...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,838
Posted By scott967

Check out the 2021 Sagan Collection Tarmac SL7. ...

Check out the 2021 Sagan Collection Tarmac SL7. That's one hot looking bike.

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,373
Posted By scott967

I like to drop the fork every year just for a...

I like to drop the fork every year just for a good look-see. Have several years on the OEM headset and the bearings seem fine. I also pull the caliber brakes for a good cleaning. I replaced...
08-04-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,433
Posted By scott967

Yard /Garage sale. Ask for a "ten speed". Or...

Yard /Garage sale. Ask for a "ten speed". Or we used to have monthly large item pick up by the city. Cruise around the hood that day or night before and see what's sitting out at the curb. ...
08-04-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By scott967

I guess this is a GXP crank. There should be a...

I guess this is a GXP crank. There should be a retainer threaded in the NDS crank so when you unscrew the bolt it bears against the retainer and forces it off the spindle (self extracting). When the...
07-31-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,077
Posted By scott967

I don't think you see much in the way of...

I don't think you see much in the way of integrated manufacturing these days, so you have the problem of developing all the infrastructure you need to assemble a complete end item. Producing the...
07-28-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By scott967

My guess (no experience) is that a 30 might work....

My guess (no experience) is that a 30 might work. Maybe look around for a 10 speed WiFli rear mech (Red or Force, might not see any difference). I run a Force 10 spd WiFli with Force 22 yaw FD and...
07-28-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 774
Posted By scott967

I guess it shows why you need to review headset...

I guess it shows why you need to review headset and stem stack height when making a change. Maybe hard to get for China ones.

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07-28-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By scott967

Agree SRAM chains can be kind of gummy. KMC...

Agree SRAM chains can be kind of gummy. KMC maybe not quite as bad. But as a waxer, I strip them before use. I wouldn't bother lubing a new chain.

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07-28-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,845
Posted By scott967

Yes, find that unnerving as the route where I see...

Yes, find that unnerving as the route where I see this it is hard to pass due to traffic, and I'm always thinking if a car is coming up behind me the guy passing would rather take me out than have a...
07-28-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,390
Posted By scott967

Been in Jeff Parish ('rona capital of LA) for...

Been in Jeff Parish ('rona capital of LA) for quite some time now helping my 95 yr old dad. No increase in cycling at all. But WSJ did have an article yesterday about adults having to learn how to...
07-28-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 734
Posted By scott967

Yes. It's a lever so for a given force at the...

Yes. It's a lever so for a given force at the pedal, shorter lever arm, less torque.

Don't know, but 165 for a six-footer is uncommon to say the least.

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07-28-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,523
Posted By scott967

Inside an apartment? Don't think I would try...

Inside an apartment? Don't think I would try that, but I have one of those spray bottles sold for watering plants and have it filled with a mix of water and car wash soap. Spray plus some old...
07-25-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,560
Posted By scott967

Even Walmart here has zero bikes on the floor. ...

Even Walmart here has zero bikes on the floor. Some of the bigger names except Canondale are rolling out the 2021 models but I think it is a couple months before they start shipping. For ebikes, if...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By scott967

They all seem to have geometry that's pretty...

They all seem to have geometry that's pretty close. Maybe some difference in the fork / seat tube angles. I'm kind of liking that Pinarello Paris in blue steel. Guess it depends on what kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,008
Posted By scott967

If you can't remove the valve core then I don't...

If you can't remove the valve core then I don't think sealant is the answer. On my tires I remove the core and screw it into the extender, then carry sealant rather than use it as a prophylactic. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,743
Posted By scott967

Garmin used to have a windows program that you...

Garmin used to have a windows program that you could load all your rides into, also had mapping and could display your routes.

Good info on what happened here:...
07-24-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,042
Posted By scott967

I live on an island. My suburban subdivision is...

I live on an island. My suburban subdivision is laid out with loops and I can piece those together in different ways, but about 20 miles is my max for those. Then it's one road in and one road out....
07-24-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 847
Posted By scott967

I've always used hex wrench on Keos. But often...

I've always used hex wrench on Keos. But often it's easier for me to remove the cranks and put them in a vice then remove the pedals. Need to be sensible about it if crabon cranks of course.

It's...
07-21-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,039
Posted By scott967

So is a racist comment. OK got it. How about...

So is a racist comment. OK got it. How about "Get off the road effing (hawaian word commonly directed at Caucasians but is banned here)"

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07-19-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,596
Posted By scott967

If I come out the next day and it's low, I...

If I come out the next day and it's low, I replace it otherwise, no issue. After about 4 or 5 patches I give up on it.

The mini pump I carry gets to around 85 maybe. Good enough to keep going. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,581
Posted By scott967

I have a 1.8 mi loop from my door that I...

I have a 1.8 mi loop from my door that I typically do 3 hard 2 easy then head out from there for other places. My subdivision is designed with a lot of loop options and doing 20 mi of various loops...
07-15-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By scott967

I know this is no help/hindsight but those screws...

I know this is no help/hindsight but those screws are nice, compared to the cross-slotted that need a special screwdriver. But I see they get grease/grit in them and that it is so small it isn't easy...
06-30-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,767
Posted By scott967

This is my experience. I did all my commuting on...

This is my experience. I did all my commuting on toe clips with Avocet AV-30 touring shoes. These were excellent shoes that didn't lock you into the pedal like true cleats do. The main problem is...
06-26-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,610
Posted By scott967

My lowest gear now is a 34x27, so most of the...

My lowest gear now is a 34x27, so most of the time i don't have to worry about spinning -- it ain't happening.

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06-26-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 801
Posted By scott967

According to amazon, I've had my Bike hand since...

According to amazon, I've had my Bike hand since Jan 2014. Works great. About the only thing I don't do on it is loosen a crank. It's so handy I now store my daily-use bike on it.

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06-26-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 509
Posted By scott967

I had that nut-style BB on my 85 Fuji Touring...

I had that nut-style BB on my 85 Fuji Touring III. Never gave any thought to it when swapping cranks, but it was set up for a triple and had some chainline issues when installing a 2X on it. Now it...
06-26-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,643
Posted By scott967

Not saying you are, but some riders are pretty...

Not saying you are, but some riders are pretty conservative going downhill, or their bikes are inherently slow coasting. and having to ride the brakes behind them gets to be a drag.

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06-25-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,777
Posted By scott967

Smart phones are worthless. Change my mind. ...

Smart phones are worthless. Change my mind.

I make do with a free flip phone. I don't need mr Google tracking me wherever I go. I don't need some high buck data plan just to call in an...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By scott967

Been riding a Focus Erogride since '13. I recall...

Been riding a Focus Erogride since '13. I recall one poster also had a ergoride and had carbon cracking problems that he couldn't resolve. I think Cayo has been highly regarded over the years. Note...
06-13-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,889
Posted By scott967

I guess I'm lucky, there is just one MUP in my...

I guess I'm lucky, there is just one MUP in my area which is a converted rail ROW (not particularly scenic) and when I am on it (weekday afternoons) very few, often no one else on it. It has a few...
06-12-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By scott967

I've been using the Carogna as it's difficult to...

I've been using the Carogna as it's difficult to get glue in Hawaii (no one will ship it to you and only one LBS carried glue and that was Continental which I wasn't excited about). Have had zero...
06-12-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By scott967

I'm not exactly sure what the issue is? You're...

I'm not exactly sure what the issue is? You're saying if a lane is wide sharrows cause some sort of problem? My main issue is here they use that elastomeric coating (whatever it's called) and I...
06-12-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,572
Posted By scott967

Couple things: Where I ride, there is ALWAYS...

Couple things:

Where I ride, there is ALWAYS TRAFFIC. I don't need a mirror or Varia to tell me that. I did borrow a bike once that had a bar-end mirror, and found it useless. It just told me...
06-11-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,615
Posted By scott967

Motorcycles (when riding two-abreast on en...

Motorcycles (when riding two-abreast on en echelon). My experience the bike on the outside won't move over an inch for a bicycle. My other problem is pickups (mainly) with large/aggressive tread...
06-06-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By scott967

WWII Museum in NOLA opened up last week, but is...

WWII Museum in NOLA opened up last week, but is keeping a low profile. They had a one-hour livestream today for D-Day, but that was it. It's also their 20th anniversary .

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