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Forum: Foo
10-22-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,141
Posted By u235

Other than the tiger wrestling and the knots, I...

Other than the tiger wrestling and the knots, I am good so far.
10-13-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,557
Posted By u235

This thread. Grumpy old men that disagree with...

This thread. Grumpy old men that disagree with others that do not think and do exactly like them. Framed under the guise of mentor, safety, and well being. All that is missing here is the use of...
10-07-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By u235

Soap, a bucket, water, rag, brush, sponge. If I...

Soap, a bucket, water, rag, brush, sponge. If I did not have access to an outdoor hose like yourself, I'd wipe down the chain and derailleurs with a damp rag, lube as required and keep going. My bike...
10-06-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,557
Posted By u235

Says who? That statement doesn't make any sense....

Says who? That statement doesn't make any sense. There are times I can't even hear a car coming up behind because of the wind blowing in my face or times when cars are passing I can't hear anything...
10-05-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,557
Posted By u235

I have a small USB speaker. It is on 99% of the...

I have a small USB speaker. It is on 99% of the time I am riding solo (which is 99.9% of my ride time). The only time it is not on is questionable winding narrow country roads where I feel hearing...
09-29-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,557
Posted By u235

I've been on the other side of this discussion....

I've been on the other side of this discussion. Not used my bell and another biker I passed decided to give me a lecture about it later when he saw me stopped for a snack. I was not enlightened. It...
09-29-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,342
Posted By u235

I am confident I could leave my bike (or...

I am confident I could leave my bike (or anything) anywhere in my yard or driveway and it would not get stolen. With the exception of within a few feet of the road where someone might "assume" it was...
09-19-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,305
Posted By u235

I was pointing out people made their decisions....

I was pointing out people made their decisions. Never blamed consumers for the overall mess and not sure how you deduced that. They are responsible for their own mess. A lot of people and...
09-16-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,089
Posted By u235

Since this thread is already out of hand.. My...

Since this thread is already out of hand.. My observations.
There are a lot of people that want the absolute fastest most efficient bike ride possible. Take everything outside of the power plant and...
09-02-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,036
Posted By u235

LOL, vigilante justice. No court considers random...

LOL, vigilante justice. No court considers random unverified unaccountable uncontested one sided reports from a random website and I'm infinitely happy they don't. Would you even want them to...
09-01-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By u235

That's my bike after just about every ride. Not a...

That's my bike after just about every ride. Not a one time or an occasional one off. Add some rain or water into that and the wrong lube and it goes bad quick. I gave up on wax and silicone based...
08-31-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 871
Posted By u235

A few rounds of Gorilla tape around my pump body...

A few rounds of Gorilla tape around my pump body for that.
08-26-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,540
Posted By u235

​​​​​​I assume this compare of pedestrians and...

​​​​​​I assume this compare of pedestrians and cyclists all involved getting hit by a car? What percent were determined death by head injuries? The document does not mention that unless I missed it. ...
08-25-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,540
Posted By u235

If anyone riding a bike is at risk for this from...

If anyone riding a bike is at risk for this from repetition... they REALLY need to take up a different form of exercise or transportation and I'm sure other body parts will be far mangled already.
...
08-25-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,287
Posted By u235

Wow, its a synthetic material, I throw mine in...

Wow, its a synthetic material, I throw mine in the wash with my other clothes with average cost detergent on cold and most times it goes into the dryer. Instead of all the time spent on weekly or...
Forum: Foo
08-14-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 742
Posted By u235

I ordered 4 205x60x16 winter tires last year at...

I ordered 4 205x60x16 winter tires last year at Walmart shipped to store. When they arrived I went to the store with my car that has 18 inch wheels and tires on it (235/45/18) and took along 4 bare...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,943
Posted By u235

Limit yourself to those options all just to...

Limit yourself to those options all just to prevent buying a new chain a little more often?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2,555
Views: 404,177
Posted By u235

Most of my miles are open road ahead.. ...

Most of my miles are open road ahead..

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Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,943
Posted By u235

I use petroleum based chain lube year round. ...

I use petroleum based chain lube year round. Never a problem in winter or rain other than an occasional leg tattoo. I use various KMC SL series coated chains. A chain only lasts me about a year...
08-06-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,512
Posted By u235

I use that for basically everything that needs...

I use that for basically everything that needs grease. Cheap and readily available. Another tube is in the mail as we speak. I use the left over in the grease gun to fill this little gun up for my...
08-06-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,945
Posted By u235

​​​​​​Agree and another big con is if that...

​​​​​​Agree and another big con is if that singletrack or trail is wet. Like I mentioned earlier in this thread... A great gravel/road tire is not a great trail tire and visa versa. Single track and...
07-17-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,154
Posted By u235

Grew up there. Lived on steep brick road that...

Grew up there. Lived on steep brick road that cars would spin on in the rain. I had a 46/14 single speed and you just got out of the saddle a lot. That was MANY years ago.
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,723
Posted By u235

I saw an older dude on a beach cruiser with no...

I saw an older dude on a beach cruiser with no underwear and loose shorts, I saw way too much and I can't unsee that. Wouldn't surprise me if someone called the police. It was on the W&OD in the DC...
Forum: Touring
07-08-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,723
Posted By u235

I quit chamois and padded bike shorts a while...

I quit chamois and padded bike shorts a while ago. Moisture build up from reduced airflow down there caused more problems than it solved. I roll centuries and multiday 80+ miles in regular athletic...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,042
Posted By u235

Just amazed at your low requirements. I can go...

Just amazed at your low requirements. I can go through two large bottles of water in 30 minutes and eat more on hot humid days. Often times there are places to refill but other times not. I carry a...
06-19-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,306
Posted By u235

Nothing clears a MUP faster than a little rain....

Nothing clears a MUP faster than a little rain. Not sure where people go so quick but they seem to instamtly vanish and usually don't come back for a while. I ride right on through and enjoy the the...
06-17-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,354
Posted By u235

Are they solo or in a group? Group riding is...

Are they solo or in a group?

Group riding is always faster for the same effort and usually adds motivation.

What's that quote? "Your mind will quit a thousand times before your body will". For...
06-17-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,945
Posted By u235

Gravel means different things to different...

Gravel means different things to different people. You will never be traction limited with a slick tire on gravel. Slick tread is perfect on gravel and good on dry hard. A good road/gravel tire is a...
06-16-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,281
Posted By u235

I think this thread sucks, convince me otherwise.

I think this thread sucks, convince me otherwise.
06-15-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,597
Posted By u235

I've done mixed terrain centuries on 45 Riddler's...

I've done mixed terrain centuries on 45 Riddler's (40 miles asphalt, rest various gravel). Wasn't great on the asphalt but great on the gravel. Done the same route with 37 Hutchinson Overide and 42...
06-13-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,656
Posted By u235

I don't know the specifics but sounds like you...

I don't know the specifics but sounds like you have wires you are attaching together with various methods and they are not reliable. Solder and heat shrink is the answer. Adhesive lined heat shrink...
06-10-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,597
Posted By u235

On an all purpose adventure/road/gravel bike, it...

On an all purpose adventure/road/gravel bike, it comes down to flexibility with tires and sizes. I think they define the bike more than anything else assuming you have the right size bike and your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,600
Posted By u235

People are terrible at determining risk, actual...

People are terrible at determining risk, actual statistical risk vs perceived risk is often way off. Part of it is the numbers, 2 people having something happening seems the same mentally as a 100 or...
06-08-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,768
Posted By u235

I was browsing through the comments and about to...

I was browsing through the comments and about to ask that myself. I think it was mentioned earlier but seemed to be glossed over. Check the tightness and movement of the headset. Pick up the bike...
06-07-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,772
Posted By u235

I have a hardtail and use pinned pedals and no...

I have a hardtail and use pinned pedals and no specific bike shoes, just a soft regular almost flat tread. Like others said, for down hill, lean back, reposition your foot and heels down and use your...
06-01-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By u235

FSA omega crankset supports a 30/46. Overall...

FSA omega crankset supports a 30/46. Overall setup is realtively cheap compared to other options. I've been running this 6 of my last 10k miles with the same cranks and BB with no problem and most of...
03-01-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 19,038
Posted By u235

Wow, in the big scheme of things, some people...

Wow, in the big scheme of things, some people really think a bike frame is some marvel of engineering and manufacturing. Regardless of our opinions on that... My point is it would take 30-60 seconds...
02-28-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 19,038
Posted By u235

I think a lot of comments here are from people...

I think a lot of comments here are from people that have not watched a few of his videos. I have and I came to very different conclusions on what he does and looks at than others have. He gets a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,294
Posted By u235

+1 above I do not race. That being said.. I...

+1 above
I do not race. That being said.. I have easy access to a lot of gravel nearby, no car needed to get there. I view the paved sections of my routes as a necessary evil to get to the non paved...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,351
Posted By u235

You are going about it backwards. Does your...

You are going about it backwards. Does your current bike do what you need it to do at a level you are happy with? If so, you don't need something else. It really is that simple.
01-29-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,840
Posted By u235

Oddly a long hard bike ride greater than an hour...

Oddly a long hard bike ride greater than an hour or cardio exercise with a decent HR clears up my sinus and any chest congestion almost every time unless it is really cold. Once the snot rockets...
01-28-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,796
Posted By u235

Wind chill is 100% a human factor and...

Wind chill is 100% a human factor and calculation. Splitting hairs but... If that water you put outside was 70F, it would reach 35 faster in that wind compared to no wind so there is a wind factor...
01-23-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,182
Posted By u235

My frame doesn't have a name on it, how are...

My frame doesn't have a name on it, how are others supposed to judge if my bike is good or bad?
Forum: Touring
01-22-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,310
Posted By u235

I skip fenders. Nothing against them, I just...

I skip fenders. Nothing against them, I just don't really mind the results without them. A deflector on my lower tube and maybe an "ass saver" in my seat or if I have a rack, I'll fit a piece of...
01-21-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,157
Posted By u235

Aluminum bike right? Do you have an electric...

Aluminum bike right? Do you have an electric dryer? Disconnect your electric dryer power cord and cut one of the wires. Attach one end of the cut wire to the chainstay and the other end to the right...
01-19-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,589
Posted By u235

I frequently stand (not including the MTB which...

I frequently stand (not including the MTB which is a lot more), climbing and just for a break at times, even loaded up with bags and rack. I don't know about weight being transferred to the hands. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,854
Posted By u235

No, Li-ion batteries can be topped off all the...

No, Li-ion batteries can be topped off all the time with no life impact. Taking a Li-ion to a full discharge is not ideal for best life. Older NiCD rechargeable batteries (and much less so Ni-Mh)...
01-16-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,172
Posted By u235

+1 It may depend on the area but I've been...

+1

It may depend on the area but I've been to many areas in various states of terrible smell, sweat, and dirt. It is what it is. I try to get in and out of areas and I am aware of my own presence...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,854
Posted By u235

I typically start my routine ride at 4:30-5:30 pm...

I typically start my routine ride at 4:30-5:30 pm and it is about 2.5 hours. For about 4 months out of the year almost all of it is in the dark. The key for me is it is a routine route with...
Forum: Touring
01-14-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,310
Posted By u235

I have a pair of 26x2.1 Smart Sam for my hybrid....

I have a pair of 26x2.1 Smart Sam for my hybrid. They are good rolling on pavement and hardpack as far as knobbiest go. I swap between those and Marathons depending on the day. I went with those...
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