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08-13-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 266,273
Posted By greatscott

Yup, many crashes and no bashed head is...

Yup, many crashes and no bashed head is lucky...others have not been so lucky.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,619
Posted By greatscott

So they're made up, some are, but there is also...

So they're made up, some are, but there is also consistency in number of sites reporting the same figures which all lend support.
08-13-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,669
Posted By greatscott

Are you riding on a MTB? I don't have a problem...

Are you riding on a MTB? I don't have a problem with accepting a flat once every 6 months or so, I've been averaging about one every 3 years and that's using a thinner tube, no liners and decent...
08-13-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,669
Posted By greatscott

I tried the Lezyne glueless patches and they were...

I tried the Lezyne glueless patches and they were a major fail, they would fail about 24 hours after putting them on, but I don't have that problem with Park glueless patches, the Park will stay on...
08-12-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,669
Posted By greatscott

While tires are getting better all around, flats...

While tires are getting better all around, flats can still occur, it's not wise to go without a means to repair the flat and using your cell phone to bother someone to come get you if you do is a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,619
Posted By greatscott

yup, and so did roughly 95% of the entire TDF...

yup, and so did roughly 95% of the entire TDF peloton.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,619
Posted By greatscott

yup, just use your bare hand to rub the inside of...

yup, just use your bare hand to rub the inside of the tire to find that piece of glass and leave a blood trail as you go. Geez, all you need is a small rag and let it snag on that piece of glass.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,641
Posted By greatscott

Exactly, if you want to do it right and guarantee...

Exactly, if you want to do it right and guarantee the bike is sound to ride on. A bike shop doesn't want to be held liable for passing a CF bike that may have had hidden damage, and it's quite...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 13,348
Posted By greatscott

There is NO reason to spend anything over $50 for...

There is NO reason to spend anything over $50 for a jersey, all jerseys are made of 100% polyester, from $15 ones to $200 ones, so why bother, I've never noticed any difference in being hotter in one...
06-04-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,669
Posted By greatscott

I can patch as fast as I can replace the tube,...

I can patch as fast as I can replace the tube, geez by the time you roll up a tube and get all the air out I have the darn thing patched. Not only that but if I replace the tube on the side of the...
05-31-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,483
Posted By greatscott

I think the rash of accidents is simply due to...

I think the rash of accidents is simply due to distracted driving, and with cyclists when a car hits one most of the time the motorist will flee because, A: the cyclist is unable to catch them and...
05-27-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,867
Posted By greatscott

Get a new washer, I've owned Maytags, and now...

Get a new washer, I've owned Maytags, and now Samjunk (which by the way stay far far away from Samsung appliances, they're JUNK even the high end crap we have!) Anyway, none of those two brands, not...
05-22-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 23,562
Posted By greatscott

So you want more info because mine didn't work...

So you want more info because mine didn't work for you? What? all you people can't use google?

https://www.cantitoeroad.com/Chains-vs-Belts--Which-is-the-best-option-for-Cyclists_b_23.html
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05-22-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,867
Posted By greatscott

Ok, so what soap do you put in the dishwasher to...

Ok, so what soap do you put in the dishwasher to wash your kit with?
05-20-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 13,196
Posted By greatscott

Wow 5 pages, I can't read all those pages due to...

Wow 5 pages, I can't read all those pages due to time constraints so if this has been addressed sorry.

I noticed the biggest change in the cycling magazine world was articles in the late 70's and...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,492
Posted By greatscott

If I hadn't gotten married and had kids I would...

If I hadn't gotten married and had kids I would have bought the gear I need and saved money enough to last 2 years of income, quit my job at the end of my apartment lease and gone touring for a year...
05-19-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 23,758
Posted By greatscott

Ok so you have to shut down an entire plant to...

Ok so you have to shut down an entire plant to make one reversed thread nut...NO YOU DON'T, I use to work in a machine shop in my early 20's for about 3 months because it was horribly boring, but I...
05-19-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 23,562
Posted By greatscott

Chains are about 34% more efficient than belts;...

Chains are about 34% more efficient than belts; more money consumed by belt drive; cost about $500 more for a new bike with belt drive vs chain; replacing worn out parts on the belt system ranges 400...
05-16-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 23,758
Posted By greatscott

I don't think he's being weird at all, I think...

I don't think he's being weird at all, I think what he's saying is why wait 2 weeks for the LBS to get it in when you can skip the middle man and get in a few days by going on the internet and...
05-16-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 23,758
Posted By greatscott

Ok, $3 for an odd ball nut isn't to bad out of...

Ok, $3 for an odd ball nut isn't to bad out of line; these companies that make that stuff is simply grabbing cyclists by the balls and squeezing because they can. It doesn't cost anything more to...
05-16-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,867
Posted By greatscott

I left a response about 8 hours ago but I don't...

I left a response about 8 hours ago but I don't see it, so I will retype it. Wearing clothes of any kind wears them out way faster than machine washing them; so I don't really understand all this...
05-16-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 23,758
Posted By greatscott

What's weird about that drawer full of stuff...

What's weird about that drawer full of stuff comment, I know a shop in town that calls old bike shops and ask if they have stuff in storage they no longer use, if so they ask if they can go and see...
05-15-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 23,758
Posted By greatscott

You said nut, how long did it take you to find...

You said nut, how long did it take you to find that obscure nut so you could prove your point? Ok so now I saved money for that nut of yours at a couple of...
05-15-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 23,562
Posted By greatscott

A belt drive actually takes more watts to...

A belt drive actually takes more watts to operate, https://www.bikeradar.com/news/chain-or-belt-drive-which-is-faster/

Plus a belt drive weighs a lot more and thus combined with the wattage loss...
05-12-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 23,758
Posted By greatscott

$3 dollars for a nut is a bit insane when you can...

$3 dollars for a nut is a bit insane when you can go to any home improvement place and pick up nuts for 20 cents each! So yes I can see their point for getting a bit upset even though $3 isn't a lot...
05-11-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 23,758
Posted By greatscott

$50k on tools? Are you sure about that because...

$50k on tools? Are you sure about that because auto mechanics spend on average around 30K to 50k and they have a lot more tools and computer stuff then a bike shop would, Park sells a complete...
05-06-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,830
Posted By greatscott

The widest tire I have on a vintage bike is a 27...

The widest tire I have on a vintage bike is a 27 x 1 1/4 which works out to 32mm wide, that's the widest I can get on that bike with fenders, remove the fenders and I could probably put on 36 or...
05-06-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,867
Posted By greatscott

What? is that how it's done? man, for years I...

What? is that how it's done? man, for years I just ran around naked as I washed my clothes and wait for them to dry.
Forum: Commuting
05-06-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,735
Posted By greatscott

Of course we, I, put our drinks in the water...

Of course we, I, put our drinks in the water bottle cages. In my case I put my food and other needed stuff for work that would normally go into a briefcase goes into a single pannier about the size...
05-05-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,867
Posted By greatscott

He could have saved the machine and loaded with...

He could have saved the machine and loaded with walnut shells and polished all sorts of stuff with it.

Or he could do as one lady did and stuck his poodle in the machine after washing it!
05-05-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,960
Posted By greatscott

Peer pressure and marketing, and most marketing...

Peer pressure and marketing, and most marketing is false marketing but we swallow it hook line and sinker..
05-05-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,867
Posted By greatscott

Some dryers? All but the lowest costing ones...

Some dryers? All but the lowest costing ones have moisture sensors these days, and even the lowest costing ones will tumble with no heat.

Todays washers use as much water as it does to hand...
05-05-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,794
Posted By greatscott

I would think someone should be able to bend that...

I would think someone should be able to bend that stay back out?
05-04-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,794
Posted By greatscott

Great question, you know, Sheldon Brown use to...

Great question, you know, Sheldon Brown use to ride a 1918 (year?) what he called a gas pipe bike to work almost every day, he said that was his favorite riding bike, that bike is still rideable,...
05-04-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,399
Posted By greatscott

I disagree that latex tubes are more flat...

I disagree that latex tubes are more flat resistant than butyl, sure latex is more flexible when NOT inflated, but once you have 100 psi or so in the tube all that flexibility is gone and whats left...
05-04-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By greatscott

https://www.bikeradar.com/features/10000-bikes-wha...

https://www.bikeradar.com/features/10000-bikes-whats-the-point/

Ok, so you read that and laughed because spending 10k for a bike is pocket change, fine, but why a common mans Cannondale when you...
05-04-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,960
Posted By greatscott

There is no reason to replace a bike every few...

There is no reason to replace a bike every few years unless, A: you're wealthy and the cost to replace is meaningless; B: you have outgrown your bike's abilities and need something a bit better, but...
05-04-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,867
Posted By greatscott

If you follow the directions on the clothing it...

If you follow the directions on the clothing it tells you how to wash, no clothing I've ever bought for cycling, or any other clothes, ever said to hand wash, so why would I hand wash? I'm not that...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,405
Posted By greatscott

I have several bikes, I commute on my touring...

I have several bikes, I commute on my touring bike, but ride a different bike on the weekends. The lowest rolling resistance with a thick thread will be the Schwalbe Marathon series of tires, these...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,735
Posted By greatscott

Theft of a pannier when commuting? I take a...

Theft of a pannier when commuting? I take a smaller pannier when I commute, it disconnects from the rack and I carry in it like a briefcase.
04-30-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By greatscott

That's great info, I didn't know there was...

That's great info, I didn't know there was another player in the bike steel tubing business.
04-30-19, 03:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,404
Posted By greatscott

I've never had a pedal fail yet either, cleats...

I've never had a pedal fail yet either, cleats wear out and get replaced but not the pedals. Same is true with my hubs and headsets. I guess I'm not rough enough
04-30-19, 03:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By greatscott

I thought that True Temper made the lightest...

I thought that True Temper made the lightest weight steel of all the other tube manufactures?
04-29-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,545
Posted By greatscott

I know exactly how destructive an earthquake is,...

I know exactly how destructive an earthquake is, but the issue is the frequency of damage, and hurricanes and tornadoes a re more frequent. While perhaps all states might have tornadoes the closest...
04-29-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By greatscott

Didn't True Temper go out of business? I thought...

Didn't True Temper go out of business? I thought they had, so what happens with Rodriguez bikes when they run out of tubing?

I agree with the oversized down tube being perhaps more capability...
04-29-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,410
Posted By greatscott

Someone mentioned security in the garage; I hang...

Someone mentioned security in the garage; I hang my bikes as I mentioned, I run a long cable through my bikes and lock it. Cable is not real high security but they have to break into my garage, then...
04-29-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,137
Posted By greatscott

You're not alone, I do the same thing, I keep...

You're not alone, I do the same thing, I keep patching till the tube is no good usually due to valve stem failure, on a rare occasion either a puncture into a patch, or one on the back of the valve...
04-29-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,404
Posted By greatscott

I like the idea of the Speedplay Frogs, they have...

I like the idea of the Speedplay Frogs, they have a high degree of float, and are really easy to work on, but the weak spot is the cleats but they're cheap to replace.
04-29-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,798
Posted By greatscott

Hmmm, I do live in California, I do ride in...

Hmmm, I do live in California, I do ride in mountains on both roads and no roads, and I do ride in mountains when touring with around 50 pounds of extra gear as well, I think I'm smooth though not...
04-29-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By greatscott

Yes, the famous Disco Vets from the late 70's.

Yes, the famous Disco Vets from the late 70's.
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