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08-13-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 46
Posted By pdlamb

Airzound is the one I've heard of. I thought...

Airzound is the one I've heard of. I thought about getting one, but there are a few things that kept me from it:
1. Giving up a water bottle for the air reservoir.
2. One more thing to pump up....
Forum: Commuting
08-13-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 19,051
Posted By pdlamb

Tundra Man, does South Dakota have a 3' passing...

Tundra Man, does South Dakota have a 3' passing law?
08-13-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 113
Posted By pdlamb

Am I missing something? My bar end shifters go...

Am I missing something? My bar end shifters go inside the bar and I wrap tape over the bar.
08-13-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 195
Posted By pdlamb

Internal cable routing on many new bikes is one...

Internal cable routing on many new bikes is one reason my n+1 might be custom, even though I can probably get a mass produced bike that fits. I'd rather have the braze-ons for accessible cables. ...
08-13-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Posted By pdlamb

I'd be tempted to darken the door of a bike shop...

I'd be tempted to darken the door of a bike shop and see if they've got wheels with the tire size you want to try that you can borrow. (If it fits, buy at least one from them!)
08-13-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By pdlamb

You might want to check the derailer hanger isn't...

You might want to check the derailer hanger isn't bent.
08-13-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 102
Posted By pdlamb

I don't think anybody mentioned a truing stand...

I don't think anybody mentioned a truing stand yet. It doesn't need to be fancy -- I think I got mine on sale for $40 or so.

And the tensiometer Darth mentioned isn't necessary, but it certainly...
08-13-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 676
Posted By pdlamb

Etc. But I think you're missing the point that...

Etc. But I think you're missing the point that most (all?) men will get prostate cancer if they live long enough. And riding a bike for many years can extend your lifespan until you, too, develop...
08-13-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 82
Posted By pdlamb

I pretty much have to have something in my...

I pretty much have to have something in my stomach before riding hard in the morning. Steel cut oats cooked in a crockpot the night before and warmed up works. If you're riding at a pace you can...
08-12-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By pdlamb

After any major illness (or injury) it's common...

After any major illness (or injury) it's common to have to build back up. If you've been off the bike for 3-4 months, expect to take 6-12 months to get back to where you were -- if you're lucky and...
08-12-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 676
Posted By pdlamb

Only prostate cancer. Regular cycling helps keep...

Only prostate cancer. Regular cycling helps keep you alive until you get it (if you're shooting to be an old man).
08-11-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 247
Posted By pdlamb

290 miles, eat what you want. On brevets I...

290 miles, eat what you want. On brevets I enjoyed stopping for Subway sandwiches, french fries, ice cream, popsicles, chili, fried cherry pies, even chicken noodle soup, anything that looked good...
08-11-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 475
Posted By pdlamb

Rear drive side spokes and front spokes are tuned...

Rear drive side spokes and front spokes are tuned per the chart (assuming you're using rim brakes, I'm not sure what you do with discs). Non-drive rear spokes are as tight as they can be while...
08-11-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 475
Posted By pdlamb

Sorry about the misunderstanding. I didn't look...

Sorry about the misunderstanding. I didn't look at your location, and you didn't explain why you were avoiding a tensiometer.

With those circumstances fully explained, the tension by plucking...
08-11-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,520
Posted By pdlamb

If you're crazy rich, or at least can afford to...

If you're crazy rich, or at least can afford to drop $2,500 on a bike, do it.

If spending that much pinches, as in you'll only eat Ramen noodles for the next two years, you're crazy to even think...
08-11-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By pdlamb

I'm with the Grouch. Get a nice, not necessarily...

I'm with the Grouch. Get a nice, not necessarily extravagant, bike stand and truing stand Just buy any extra tools (like BB tool) as you need them. My crystal ball says come late fall tools will...
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By pdlamb

You didn't mention whether you're carrying your...

You didn't mention whether you're carrying your lightweight kit or getting your friends to bring it for you. If you're taking it, how will you carry it?
08-11-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By pdlamb

Good call on getting extra spokes. OP, only...

Good call on getting extra spokes.

OP, only you can make the DIY or shop call. There's a lot of threads here, and resources across the web, on how to replace spokes, tension and true the wheel. ...
08-11-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 475
Posted By pdlamb

I've never understood the antagonism against...

I've never understood the antagonism against tensiometers. It's a tool (Tim from Tooltalk: More Power!), like a torque wrench. After someone has built a certain number of bike wheels, or tightened...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By pdlamb

What are you missing?

I'm trying to make up for my commuting non-miles while working from home. It's going pretty well, but naturally there are a few exceptions. Things I'm missing by not commuting:

1. The "forcing...
08-07-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 72,726
Posted By pdlamb

Seeing "birthday ride" in this context got me...

Seeing "birthday ride" in this context got me thinking -- always a dangerous thing! 65 miles may be a bit long for Rowan; 65 km isn't a lot better.

But the English system (not used any more by...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 550
Posted By pdlamb

Become a snowbird and move to Tucson or...

Become a snowbird and move to Tucson or Albuquerque for the winter?

OK, that might be more expensive than annual chain and cassette replacement.

If you've got a basement with a drain, you could...
08-07-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 666
Posted By pdlamb

Bike mechanic work spaces should be covered in...

Bike mechanic work spaces should be covered in short white carpet to catch things like that. Unfortunately, mine's concrete -- little buggers like that spherical washer can roll a looong way. ...
08-06-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 556
Posted By pdlamb

Do you have a source for that 2 mph figure? I...

Do you have a source for that 2 mph figure? I know I've been bitten riding up to about 12 mph without a perceptible wind. Some of that could have been an imperceptible breeze (maybe 2-3 mph), Some...
08-05-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 556
Posted By pdlamb

I'd try the mosquito repellent, perhaps one of...

I'd try the mosquito repellent, perhaps one of the sunscreen/bug juice combinations if you're riding in the middle of the day. (Stops typing to scratch a bite...)

It could be worse; I was...
08-05-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By pdlamb

You really should have picked the bike up and...

You really should have picked the bike up and carried it across the deep parts.

Everything that moves and was underwater should be cleaned, dried, and re-lubed. (Except you might get by just...
08-05-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 690
Posted By pdlamb

Meh. Now get to the important part. Did you...

Meh. Now get to the important part. Did you have a good ride? What did you see that caught your attention, good or bad?
08-05-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 816
Posted By pdlamb

I'm with Andrew and Litespud on this. You bought...

I'm with Andrew and Litespud on this. You bought it for the parts, take the parts off. The bike's almost certainly been in a wreck.



Can happen? How about the downtube shears the rest of the...
08-05-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By pdlamb

I'm guessing 3 from the armchair on the other...

I'm guessing 3 from the armchair on the other side of the internet.

You probably don't have the lock nut sufficiently snug against the bearing/bearing nut. This is what cone wrenches are for. ...
08-04-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,164
Posted By pdlamb

Hmm... Do you have a book with a clear plastic...

Hmm... Do you have a book with a clear plastic middle, like some masks I've seen, so you can maintain visual contact with those lovely bikinis while still looking like you're reading?
08-03-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By pdlamb

What he said. But in the "Trust, but verify"...

What he said.

But in the "Trust, but verify" mindset, you might give the spokes a quick squeeze all around the wheel when you receive it, and after a few hundred miles. The first will make sure...
08-03-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 586
Posted By pdlamb

Back to the original problem, that hoarseness...

Back to the original problem, that hoarseness hits me when I'm dry. Frequent sips from water, coffee, tea, both rehydrate the larger body and moisten the throat and vocal cords.
08-03-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By pdlamb

From the Internet Expert Chair: Sounds like...

From the Internet Expert Chair:

Sounds like your rear tire may be worn out. Move the front tire to the back and put a new one on the front. (That'll prevent problems like the one I had last...
08-03-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,901
Posted By pdlamb

When you average hundreds of millions of X-mart...

When you average hundreds of millions of X-mart bikes running 2.25" wide tires, tens of millions of hybrids running 2" wide tires, and a few million road bikes averaging 28, maybe 32, mm wide tires,...
08-03-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By pdlamb

A couple things you might try: First,...

A couple things you might try:

First, instead of staring straight ahead, cock your head towards the side as if you're looking 45 degrees from straight ahead to the side. Rock your head from side...
Forum: Touring
07-31-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By pdlamb

Railroads, interesting story, WFH... Do tell!

Railroads, interesting story, WFH... Do tell!
07-30-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By pdlamb

What do you get at 500 miles? I normally post my...

What do you get at 500 miles? I normally post my rides "friends only" on Strava, though I opened up enough to get to 100 for the cup Not sure I want to post more than that visible to the whole...
07-30-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 919
Posted By pdlamb

This. And I'm not going to stop and pump my...

This. And I'm not going to stop and pump my tires up in the middle of a ride, so I start with the tires inflated to the worst conditions I expect on the ride.

Assuming I don't have a flat, that...
07-30-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By pdlamb

In similar weather to O.P., I'll sweat a similar...

In similar weather to O.P., I'll sweat a similar amount. However, I try not to lose the weight that quickly. It's not as much a problem on a single short 2 hour ride, but when I ride longer or do...
07-30-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 859
Posted By pdlamb

I suspect the difference is in those traffic...

I suspect the difference is in those traffic stops. Stop twice as much on the shorter ride, you have to work awful hard to get from 0-20 mph 20 times. It's like the difference between a criterion...
07-30-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By pdlamb

I believe Problem Solvers makes (made?) a metal...

I believe Problem Solvers makes (made?) a metal NDS adapter. Effectively doubled the price of the BB, though.
07-29-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By pdlamb

Keds. Or whatever the latest, most fashionable...

Keds. Or whatever the latest, most fashionable sneaker is.

Trouble is, you'll be miserable on anything smaller than a large platform pedal. Which is fine if that's what you want. But if you're...
07-29-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,207
Posted By pdlamb

My favorite technique is the Pactour "1-minute"...

My favorite technique is the Pactour "1-minute" bike wash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK3eCu1fPos

OK, with the chain lube, it takes closer to 5 minutes. Requirements include:
Chain lube...
Forum: Touring
07-29-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,190
Posted By pdlamb

Did you ever consider you might be called an old...

Did you ever consider you might be called an old fogey for advocating touring with a GPS? :D
07-29-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By pdlamb

The last few chains I've installed have had...

The last few chains I've installed have had various amounts of lube. Some didn't need to be wiped, some needed to be run through a rag dampened with mineral spirits to remove the excess.
07-29-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,369
Posted By pdlamb

There are some awful pads in bike shorts...

There are some awful pads in bike shorts nowadays.

Prepare to spend money (it'll be worth it). Go to your local bike shop, look at the shorts (or bibs), see how thick the pads are, make sure...
07-29-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 561
Posted By pdlamb

If this is a Big Ride (end of the season, or one...

If this is a Big Ride (end of the season, or one you've been building up to for a month and you'll take 3-4 days off to recover), this rule of thumb is workable.

If, on the other hand, the...
07-29-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,708
Posted By pdlamb

I'm not sure how long ago it was that you could...

I'm not sure how long ago it was that you could buy a mass-produced bicycle made in the U.S.A. 50 years ago wasn't quite long enough for a good bike, since the ones I got in the 70's either were...
07-29-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 671
Posted By pdlamb

Hie thee to thine local bike shop and pick up a 5...

Hie thee to thine local bike shop and pick up a 5 mm spacer ($5?). Put that below the stem and you'll be ready to ride.
07-28-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By pdlamb

OP, you need to ride more. I wear out the...

OP, you need to ride more.

I wear out the pads, suspension, and/or attach points on my helmets in 6-8 years. Or they start stinking. But the polystyrene foam is shielded by the outer shell, so...
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