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08-22-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
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: 18
Views: 431
Posted By _ForceD_

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

Maybe some sort of fitness/mapping cell phone tracking app on everyone’s phone.

Dan
08-22-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
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: 40
Views: 1,152
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: 2
Views: 135
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: 370
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: 370
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: 728
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: 1
Views: 336
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...
08-18-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,515
Posted By _ForceD_

Exactly...because having a device that enables...

Exactly...because having a device that enables one to log into a web discussion forum is a "first world" issue too. We all know about the struggles of those who may not be privileged enough to have...
08-17-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,356
Posted By _ForceD_

Sounds like you may live near me in Rhode Island....

Sounds like you may live near me in Rhode Island. We have some of the worst maintained roads in the U.S. I'm originally from Indiana and go back to visit a couple times per year...I ride a lot of the...
08-16-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,929
Posted By _ForceD_

In all my years of cycling, maintaining numerous...

In all my years of cycling, maintaining numerous bikes at a time, I have never had a problem with square taper BBs. My (now college-aged) son's friends will bring their bikes (mostly MTBs) to me for...
08-16-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,448
Posted By _ForceD_

OK, so I got my inflator (XLAB) and a 12-pack of...

OK, so I got my inflator (XLAB) and a 12-pack of 16g threaded CO2 cartridges. This is my first foray into "pump-less" inflators so I have a few questions. 1) I'm strictly a road cyclist, and my bikes...
08-15-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By _ForceD_

There are online chain length calculators that...

There are online chain length calculators that can help you with proper chain length. For example: https://www.bergfreunde.eu/chain-length-calculator/. Also, what is the condition (amount of wear) on...
08-13-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 679
Posted By _ForceD_

You are absolutely right. On second thought the...

You are absolutely right. On second thought the cassette/freehub will just spin since the lock ring screws into the cassette. Apologize for the confusion.

Dan
08-13-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 679
Posted By _ForceD_

That's also a good idea. To take that one step...

That's also a good idea. To take that one step further...if you have a wrench for the size of the hex on the lock ring tool...immobilize the wrench to the 2x4 with nails or screws. Put the hex of the...
08-13-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 679
Posted By _ForceD_

Clamp the lock ring tool on a vise. Set the wheel...

Clamp the lock ring tool on a vise. Set the wheel on top to insert it. Use the wheel as your leverage to unscrew it....the same way you’d do with a freewheel.


Dan
08-12-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,626
Posted By _ForceD_

How "well-known"? TdF winner? World champion? I...

How "well-known"? TdF winner? World champion? I agree with the suggestion above that it might be of value to some collector. If the person is that notable I suppose you could obtain proof-positive...
08-10-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,448
Posted By _ForceD_

Reading this thread has convinced me to, after...

Reading this thread has convinced me to, after all these years, give these CO2 inflaters a try. I'm ordering the XLAB one posted above. And I'm also ordering a case of CO2 cartridges. But I have a...
08-07-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By _ForceD_

I sometimes ride my clunker bike to the liquor...

I sometimes ride my clunker bike to the liquor store, or a nearby bar. Does that count?

Dan
08-07-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By _ForceD_

How/why would rim brakes screw up the black paint...

How/why would rim brakes screw up the black paint on the rims? Are you saying that the braking area is painted?

Dan
Forum: Triathlon
08-06-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,209
Posted By _ForceD_

hammnerdog... I'm not slamming you, but using...

hammnerdog...
I'm not slamming you, but using your experience as yet another example. Congratulations on finishing! So often I tell people who tell me that they're signing up for XX triathlon...and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,831
Posted By _ForceD_

Eighty-six years. But oh gawd...they're a train...

Eighty-six years. But oh gawd...they're a train wreck right now. Should have been sellers at the trade deadline (and gotten David Price's a$$ out of here).

Dan
08-06-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By _ForceD_

A couple of my wheelsets have bladed ("flat")...

A couple of my wheelsets have bladed ("flat") spokes. I agree that it is a PITA to replace a spoke, and true the wheel with them. There is tool available by Park Tool (and probably others) for...
08-06-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,448
Posted By _ForceD_

Although I've never used a CO2 inflating...

Although I've never used a CO2 inflating system...I'd think that the cartridges are pretty standard. Maybe I'm wrong. But I'd think the head is where you'd want the best/reliable device. As much as...
07-31-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,580
Posted By _ForceD_

The thing in the video that caught my interest...

The thing in the video that caught my interest was about how the chain drive made of links has been around for more than a century without any major design improvements. I thought..."Well the wheel...
07-31-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By _ForceD_

NuBike

Has this thing been discussed here in the BFs? Anyone ridden one? If you don't do your own maintenance I suppose that'd be an issue when something breaks or wears out. And, new part procurement might...
07-30-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By _ForceD_

I use the old, but similar LOOK Delta cleat. I...

I use the old, but similar LOOK Delta cleat. I have prolonged the life of them before by cleaning them, masking tape around the edge, and then filling and leveling the worn area with Goop/ShooGoo...
07-30-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By _ForceD_

If you're going to shellac your nice cloth tape,...

If you're going to shellac your nice cloth tape, which will still get dirty and need to be cleaned, why not just get a nice vinyl/foam tape that can probably be cleaned easier? Shellacking the cloth...
Forum: Triathlon
07-29-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,154
Posted By _ForceD_

This link is to the Open Water Swimming forum on...

This link is to the Open Water Swimming forum on the U.S. Masters Swimming website. But open water swimming is the same in that everywhere there are always challenges, and changing conditions.
Open...
07-23-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By _ForceD_

Is it possible that you could correct/achieve the...

Is it possible that you could correct/achieve the additional 3/4" by adjusting the cleat position on the your shoes?

Dan
07-21-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By _ForceD_

The cloth tape that hockey players use to wrap...

The cloth tape that hockey players use to wrap their sticks works OK too (trimmed to correct width). It's esentially like cloth medical tape. There are rolls laying around the house left over from my...
07-18-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,090
Posted By _ForceD_

I re-use bar tape all the time. I operate six or...

I re-use bar tape all the time. I operate six or seven old road bikes. If/when I change them up I will unravel the tape and, if it's intact, will roll it up to use another day on another bike.
...
07-15-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,330
Posted By _ForceD_

I shy away from events that require the...

I shy away from events that require the participant to raise a certain dollar amount to participate. That AFTER paying an entry fee. I just hate asking people (i.e. friends and relatives) for money...
07-13-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By _ForceD_

I ride a late 1970s Motobecane. The original...

I ride a late 1970s Motobecane. The original owner, a former Navy friend, purchased it in Toulon, France when his ship stopped there. He gave it to me when we were stationed together...around 1990. A...
07-09-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,159
Posted By _ForceD_

I would check with local machine shops and see...

I would check with local machine shops and see what they would charge to shorten your existing set for you.

Dan
07-04-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By _ForceD_

If you know another user you could PM the picture...

If you know another user you could PM the picture and url to them and ask them to post it.

Dan
07-02-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By _ForceD_

I just did a Google search for "crank bolt caps"...

I just did a Google search for "crank bolt caps" and was presented dozens of sources for them. Most costing between $1 and $2 (US).

Dan
06-30-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By _ForceD_

After thinking about this some more...I agree...

After thinking about this some more...I agree that there actually probably was 'some' corrosion due to dissimilar metals. It just didn't "look" corroded once I got them off.

Dan
06-30-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By _ForceD_

Crank bolt caps extremely tight

I just obtained an older bike I've been lusting over for a few years. It's a late 80s/early 90s Vitus 979. A friend gave it to me who'd had it laying on his garage floor for several years. The guy...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
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: 599
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: 599
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: 599
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: 3,406
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: 1,676
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: 106
Views: 6,871
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: 1,148
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: 350
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: 961
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...
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