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Posted By pdlamb

My elbows and shoulders are fine on shorter...

My elbows and shoulders are fine on shorter rides. It's when I start getting fatigued that I tend to lock my elbows, and then my shoulders and elbows start talking to me.

So my take is you might...
03-05-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,193
Posted By pdlamb

How else would you lube your chain? :)

How else would you lube your chain?

:)
03-05-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By pdlamb

I'll bite. Is this something halfway between the...

I'll bite. Is this something halfway between the Mallet and the Candy? It almost looks like they're targeting the "people who wear size 9.5-10 shoes and weigh between 187 and 198 pounds"...
03-05-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 547
Posted By pdlamb

Just out of curiosity, how much do you ride in an...

Just out of curiosity, how much do you ride in an average year?
03-05-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By pdlamb

You learn judgment through experience. ...

You learn judgment through experience. Experience comes through bad judgment.

Not much help, I know, but the only reason I'd go solo to look at a used bike (instead of taking a cycling friend...
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 552
Posted By pdlamb

Curating an electronic journal ended up taking...

Curating an electronic journal ended up taking about an hour a day, between sorting through pictures, writing, and posting. Just sitting down with a notebook and pen was only 20 minutes a day, but...
03-05-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 547
Posted By pdlamb

Yes, like that, my 1998 Fuji Touring (bought in...

Yes, like that, my 1998 Fuji Touring (bought in '99) has some 60,000 miles on it. 12,000 were before the chainstay broke (frame replaced under lifetime warranty!). The fork and brakes are still...
03-04-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By pdlamb

Sounds like taking the tire off didn't take any...

Sounds like taking the tire off didn't take any extra time on the rebuild, then.

Still entertaining, like staring at some of those Mensa geometry questions!
Forum: Touring
03-04-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 893
Posted By pdlamb

Hmm, a little bit less expensive than the Rene...

Hmm, a little bit less expensive than the Rene Herse cranks:
Rene Herse Double Crank – Rene Herse Cycles (https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/components/cranks/rh-double-crank/)

But as cheap as...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By pdlamb

Front and rear racks? Why not a pair of...

Front and rear racks? Why not a pair of panniers?

And I don't know what you mean by dorky. Style-wise, what you consider "dorky" I might consider "functional."
Forum: Commuting
03-04-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By pdlamb

That's just one of the reasons I commute in bike...

That's just one of the reasons I commute in bike shorts and change at work.
03-04-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By pdlamb

Remember, though, that 60-70% of U.S. highway...

Remember, though, that 60-70% of U.S. highway work is done with federal funds. Those state and local projects that aren't pork-barrel funded by the feds (and there's more than meets the eye!) are...
03-04-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By pdlamb

Putting the spare tube in an old (cycling) sock...

Putting the spare tube in an old (cycling) sock will also prevent abrasion and cuts in a saddle bag.
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By pdlamb

I verbally greet all the crossing guards when I...

I verbally greet all the crossing guards when I commute in the morning. It still surprises me how cheerful and eager to talk back most of them are, even in the rain!
03-03-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By pdlamb

Well, the Garmin 1030/1030+ seems to have the...

Well, the Garmin 1030/1030+ seems to have the most screen real estate, and either meets the rest of your wish list with the possible exception of routing.

Are you planning to route on the fly (as...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 650
Posted By pdlamb

This would be my approach, at least to start...

This would be my approach, at least to start with. I did this after my heart attack, took car to work Monday/Wednesday and cycled home, cycled to work Tuesday/Thursday and brought the car home. If...
03-03-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,193
Posted By pdlamb

I do most of my own bicycle work. Part of that...

I do most of my own bicycle work. Part of that is that I'm cheap, part is I enjoy getting my hands dirty every month or two, part of it is I hate getting the bike off the rack in front of the bike...
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,620
Posted By pdlamb

Good to see you back here, Machka! And how...

Good to see you back here, Machka!

And how interesting, to get a randonneuse's (sp?) input on saddles for ladies.
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By pdlamb

Sounds a lot more interesting that her previous...

Sounds a lot more interesting that her previous 10 miles out, 10 miles back, repeat 20 times a day for a year.
03-02-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 496
Posted By pdlamb

LOL! Thanks for posting this story.

LOL! Thanks for posting this story.
03-02-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,617
Posted By pdlamb

Don't be a jerk on the forum.

Don't be a jerk on the forum.
03-02-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By pdlamb

If you can find a road bike with drop bars in a...

If you can find a road bike with drop bars in a similar size on craigslist near you, go buy that instead. It'll be about the same price and ready to ride.
03-02-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By pdlamb

No problem. It holds air, which is its job. The...

No problem. It holds air, which is its job. The tire around the tube will hold the bulge in, and you'll never notice a thing.
03-02-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By pdlamb

If you can sometimes get the saddle to disappear,...

If you can sometimes get the saddle to disappear, why would you change it? Figure out what that position is (for you and/or the saddle) and ride in that position.
03-02-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,617
Posted By pdlamb

I wonder if OP is a cyclist, or if he (or she)...

I wonder if OP is a cyclist, or if he (or she) just likes to stir the pot.

This is something akin to posting on an NRA site, "I saw on the news last night that someone was killed or injured when...
03-01-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 595
Posted By pdlamb

Good reminder to do my stretching after each ride.

Good reminder to do my stretching after each ride.
03-01-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 496
Posted By pdlamb

Check your cleat bolts the end of this week. ...

Check your cleat bolts the end of this week. Most of my three stooges dismounts have occurred because a bolt was loose and I couldn't clip out.
03-01-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By pdlamb

Buy an identical replacement, and keep the old...

Buy an identical replacement, and keep the old one. If the new light starts giving you trouble, you can open the worst one with your choice of a Dremel or a three pound sledge. How to disassemble...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By pdlamb

It's hard to get more portable than a thumb...

It's hard to get more portable than a thumb drive. Get a couple, one for backup.
03-01-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 63,411
Posted By pdlamb

I tried to get a new "winter badge" a few years...

I tried to get a new "winter badge" a few years back on the grounds that was what I looked like when I walked in the door. They knew me by then, so I was waved through and laughed at.
03-01-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By pdlamb

Proofide everything you can see on the B-17 that...

Proofide everything you can see on the B-17 that isn't metal. Yes, that includes the skived sides.
02-26-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By pdlamb

So far, so good. But what about the wannabe...

So far, so good. But what about the wannabe NASCAR drivers who stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night?

:)
Forum: Touring
02-25-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,863
Posted By pdlamb

You learn something every day. I never had...

You learn something every day. I never had problems with Sports Packer on my Tara.
Forum: Touring
02-25-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,863
Posted By pdlamb

My oldest pair of Ortliebs is 13 or 14 years old...

My oldest pair of Ortliebs is 13 or 14 years old now. Here's a complaint: they've faded (red).

After daily commutes for a couple years, a cross country trip, after a couple more years I started...
02-25-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,382
Posted By pdlamb

The bolts are actually front and rear. To adjust...

The bolts are actually front and rear. To adjust the tilt down in front, loosen the rear bolt 1/2-1 turn, then tighten the forward bolt. Reverse the direction to raise the nose. You haven't...
02-24-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,382
Posted By pdlamb

Both my Thomson and Kalloy seatposts work that...

Both my Thomson and Kalloy seatposts work that way. I didn't know there were so many designs! They look like this:
https://images.amain.com/images/large/bikes/kalloy/sp-358.jpg
Forum: Touring
02-24-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By pdlamb

If you're going to do a combination car/bike...

If you're going to do a combination car/bike tour, you could still get in the Big Sur portion of the PCH. Camp at Pfeiffer and do a couple out-and-back trips, one down to the landslide and back,...
Forum: Touring
02-24-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 537
Posted By pdlamb

Original question, thanks for asking! I look...

Original question, thanks for asking!

I look for a bit of padding (depends on the bars how much I really need -- a good bar has a curve that matches my hand, a bad bar needs a lot more padding). ...
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By pdlamb

You may be right. But doesn't that description...

You may be right. But doesn't that description apply to almost all rural Colorado highways?
02-24-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,136
Posted By pdlamb

I got curious about the business sense of...

I got curious about the business sense of repairing and keeping this stretch of the PCH open.

If I read the 2015 data correctly, AADT over the year was about 2400 vehicles. Allowing for some...
02-24-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,382
Posted By pdlamb

I prefer the controlled adjustability of two bolt...

I prefer the controlled adjustability of two bolt seatposts -- I don't think anyone has mentioned that so far. With a two bolt system, you can loosen one bolt, slide the saddle fore or aft, and...
02-23-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 758
Posted By pdlamb

I've been in the same weight range, and the best...

I've been in the same weight range, and the best thing I did was going with double-butted spokes on the NDS rear. Or maybe that was second best, and getting a tensiometer to make sure everything was...
02-23-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By pdlamb

It probably doesn't matter too much which one's...

It probably doesn't matter too much which one's "right." Just remember that you've got to adjust your on-the-road training to run 22% higher when the weather's bad and you're riding inside.
Forum: Touring
02-23-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,590
Posted By pdlamb

It would be interesting to see a google maps only...

It would be interesting to see a google maps only user trying to cross eastern Kentucky. Even assuming you always had cell coverage. The roads remind me of the old Adventure computer game: you are...
Forum: Touring
02-23-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,399
Posted By pdlamb

I disagree, the Appalachians are not the...

I disagree, the Appalachians are not the monolothic block you portray.



On the other hand, if either you have some knowledge of the area, or else have some good maps and understanding of where...
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By pdlamb

In a similar discussion a while back, someone...

In a similar discussion a while back, someone suggested Leadville to Canon City, CO. Follow the Arkansas River downhill and downstream, there's only one significant uphill to go around Royal Gorge...
02-23-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By pdlamb

I understand and sympathize with wanting to know...

I understand and sympathize with wanting to know what went wrong. The reason most companies and individuals just replace the chain instead of performing a detailed failure investigation is cost. ...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,253
Posted By pdlamb

+1 I've found a chain checker is...

+1



I've found a chain checker is useful as an early warning system. [Insert rant about old age and bifocals here.]



Time of the year. It's February. Within a month, half of the people...
02-22-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By pdlamb

Perhaps we should ride on the left side of the...

Perhaps we should ride on the left side of the road, after all. I've seen the phenomenon OP described, often by the same lovely drivers who'll drag their lawn service trailer's right wheel across...
02-22-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,571
Posted By pdlamb

Coincidentally, I just put a Team Pro back on a...

Coincidentally, I just put a Team Pro back on a bike.* Took a bit of adjustment for height, and a small tweak on the angle. It started out pretty uncomfortable, but half a turn on the rear seatpost...
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