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03-19-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,339
Posted By RGMN

Silca Pump Oil...

Silca Pump Oil (https://silca.cc/collections/replacement-parts/products/nfs-pump-lube-aka-pump-blood)
03-15-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 683
Posted By RGMN

Vittoria also says their latex tubes are...

Vittoria also says their latex tubes are compatible with latex sealants.

Last time I used latex tubes I tried Vittoria. Blew out both within 3 rides. Maybe sealant would have helped. Put in ultra...
02-02-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,197
Posted By RGMN

I got pulled over for doing 51mph in a 45 mph...

I got pulled over for doing 51mph in a 45 mph zone. I was with a group of 5 other friends during a charity ride and it was on a long downhill section. I had sprinted a slight hill before the descent...
01-24-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By RGMN

Kapton tape...

Kapton tape (https://www.amazon.com/RETERMIT-Resistant-Sublimation-Temperature-Polyimide/dp/B07MM38WLP/) is cheap, works well, and typically leaves no residue. Use 2 wraps of the tape.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,827
Posted By RGMN

I get my PTFE from Howard Piano Industries...

I get my PTFE from Howard Piano Industries (https://www.howardpianoindustries.com/micro-fine-ptfe-powder/). 3 micron particle size and ships fast from Wisconsin.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,450
Posted By RGMN

I'm not ashamed to admit I own one. Had it for...

I'm not ashamed to admit I own one. Had it for 30+ years. Best darn corkscrew I've owned.
01-11-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,086
Posted By RGMN

As a skier this is quite relevant for me since I...

As a skier this is quite relevant for me since I use fluoro waxes on virtually all of my skis. I've been trying some alternative waxes with limited success, but the chain wax mixtures discussed here...
12-22-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 870
Posted By RGMN

I use a Sprintech Racing...

I use a Sprintech Racing (http://www.sprintech.eu/en/) mirror.

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12-07-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,778
Posted By RGMN

More than likely it was a temporary shortage...

More than likely it was a temporary shortage earlier this year when this thread originated. I just checked QBP and they have them in stock.
11-23-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,250
Posted By RGMN

There's a pretty good deal going right now on the...

There's a pretty good deal going right now on the Garmin Instinct...
11-13-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,563
Posted By RGMN

Check places like Clear Mask...

Check places like Clear Mask (https://clearmask.com/bulk-paint-protection-headlamp-protection-films.html) or X-pel...
11-08-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,730
Posted By RGMN

:thumb: Where I work we used to have a...

:thumb:

Where I work we used to have a tribologist on staff (they decided not to backfill her position after she retired.) She took an interest in friction in chain drive systems due to a product...
11-03-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By RGMN

They exceed your $50 limit but the warmest shoe...

They exceed your $50 limit but the warmest shoe covers I have are some Endura insulated covers, similar to these (https://www.endurasport.com/Freezing-Point-Overshoe/p/bE1117). If you already have...
10-27-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,397
Posted By RGMN

+1 on the hat. Don't forget your neck...

+1 on the hat.

Don't forget your neck either. A surprising amount of heat is lost from the neck, and if your neck gets cold it make the head feel colder. I use a neck gaiter...
10-27-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,397
Posted By RGMN

It more depends on what the OP feels is cold....

It more depends on what the OP feels is cold. What is mildly cool to me might be bitter cold to someone else.

I rode with some work friends a few years back in San Diego in the winter. At the...
10-18-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,397
Posted By RGMN

Typically in colder weather the wind chill factor...

Typically in colder weather the wind chill factor and controlling sweat are bigger deals than heavier gloves or socks. You need to keep the wind off your hands and feet and manage the sweat to keep...
10-10-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By RGMN

I have Kreitler rollers with the flywheel. I also...

I have Kreitler rollers with the flywheel. I also had an old set of Minoura rollers. It would take some fabrication to get the Kreitler flywheel to work with the Minoura rollers, but I doubt the...
10-10-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By RGMN

Ultrafast Wax Recipe 1 pound food-grade...

Ultrafast Wax Recipe

1 pound food-grade paraffin wax
5g pure Teflon (PTFE) 3-micron powder. (Available from http://www.howardpianoindustries.com/micro-fine-ptfe-powder/)
1g pure Molybdenum...
10-07-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By RGMN

From my experience once is enough. No need to...

From my experience once is enough. No need to repeat it unless the cups or the cones are replaced.
10-05-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,539
Posted By RGMN

:thumb: Nor does hills. Wind and road...

:thumb:
Nor does hills.

Wind and road conditions DO affect the power required to maintain cadence in a specific gear, but it doesn't affect the gear calculation one bit.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,013
Posted By RGMN

Sure, we can go with that. FWIW, CDI Torque...

Sure, we can go with that.

FWIW, CDI Torque Products (http://www.cditorque.com/) is SnapOn (http://www.cditorque.com/about.html). I found that the TorqControl wrench was more accurate and IMHO...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,013
Posted By RGMN

For the cockpit I find the CDI TorqControl...

For the cockpit I find the CDI TorqControl (https://www.amazon.com/Products-TorqControl-TLA28NM-Screwdriver-Magnetic/dp/B01DIRD5CG) works very well and is reasonably priced.
10-02-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,010
Posted By RGMN

My "favorite" is the dad who's young son outgrew...

My "favorite" is the dad who's young son outgrew the bike. The dad made the bike bigger by jamming a pipe in the seat tube and then used a couple of hose clamps to hold the saddle on. After we...
10-01-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By RGMN

I have some of the 3/4" WoodRiver Slick Strip...

I have some of the 3/4" WoodRiver Slick Strip (https://www.woodcraft.com/products/slick-strips-3-4-width-1-32-thick) (not Thick Strip) that I use as cheap/temporary glides for various purposes. I...
Forum: Foo
09-29-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 965
Posted By RGMN

Check to see if you are covered by the Burch v....

Check to see if you are covered by the Burch v. Whirlpool settlement (https://dishwasherclassaction.com/). They will fix or pay for the fix the rollers if you are covered as part of the class.
Forum: Foo
09-29-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By RGMN

First Bloom County...

First Bloom County (https://www.facebook.com/berkeleybreathed), now The Far Side. When's Calvin & Hobbes coming back? Come on Bill, bring 'em back!
09-28-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By RGMN

What Campag do you plan on putting on? If you go...

What Campag do you plan on putting on? If you go with 11 sp Campag just use an 11 speed Shimano cassette on the hub. The cog spacing is close enough to be work fine over the whole range.
Forum: Foo
09-27-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By RGMN

At work I use a Thermos tumbler...

At work I use a Thermos tumbler (https://www.thermos.com/genuine-thermos-brand-stainless-king-vacuum-insulated-stainless-steel-drink-bottle-24oz.html) like this one. Works very well, really keeps the...
09-20-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,011
Posted By RGMN

I'd ask for a new bike. If you're gonna do it go...

I'd ask for a new bike. If you're gonna do it go all in. Settle for a new fork.
Forum: Foo
09-20-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 965
Posted By RGMN

We replaced a 25 year-old Whirlpool with a Bosch,...

We replaced a 25 year-old Whirlpool with a Bosch, and then replace the Bosch after 3 years with a KitchenAid. Nice to have a dishwasher again that washes dishes and doesn't breakdown every 3 months....
09-20-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,011
Posted By RGMN

Matte finish paint is notoriously difficult to...

Matte finish paint is notoriously difficult to keep looking matte. Greasy fingers can easily change the appearance. If it bothers you that badly (and it sounds like it does) take the bike back to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 227,443
Posted By RGMN

My fast commuter was a Univega Modo frame...

My fast commuter was a Univega Modo frame (Columbus Thron tubes) that I purchase from someone who converted it to be an "old school" cyclocross bike. I, of course, immediately lost the front fork...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,377
Posted By RGMN

Don't feel bad. I once lost a derailleur pulley...

Don't feel bad. I once lost a derailleur pulley on the road after fighting with a fussy derailleur for almost 20 miles. You would have thought at some point I would have noticed the pulley bolt...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 227,443
Posted By RGMN

I didn't. The bars and computer were replaced and...

I didn't. The bars and computer were replaced and the camera taken off but circumstances didn't let me do any refreshing of the bike. It's still on the Campagnolo Record/HED Belguim+ wheels in the...
Forum: Foo
09-13-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,409
Posted By RGMN

I had a Patagonia shirt that was a favorite of...

I had a Patagonia shirt that was a favorite of mine, wore it all the time until it was starting to get threadbare. I was wearing it when we stopped in at Patagonia store in Salt Lake City. Found a...
Forum: Foo
09-10-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,890
Posted By RGMN

Not quite. 505.00/505.01 does not superseded...

Not quite. 505.00/505.01 does not superseded 502.00, but is a different VW oil standard (https://www.oilspecifications.org/articles/vw_motor_oil_specifications_explained.php). Depending on use it may...
Forum: Foo
09-05-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,890
Posted By RGMN

We have an '00 B5 Passat and a '19 Golf Alltrack....

We have an '00 B5 Passat and a '19 Golf Alltrack. Interior dimensions are within a .5" in width and legroom, both front and rear. With VW discontinuing the Sportwagen and the Alltrack after 2019...
09-02-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,836
Posted By RGMN

I used to use an iPhone 5 as my primary workout...

I used to use an iPhone 5 as my primary workout computer (cycling, running, walking/hiking, skiing) and it worked fine, even with ANT+ sensors. I do use a fiscia key...
09-02-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,268
Posted By RGMN

Take the wheel to a motorcycle shop and see if...

Take the wheel to a motorcycle shop and see if they have a nipple that will fit. I've seen other cargo bikes that use oversize spokes that turned out to be the same gauge as motorcycle spokes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,573
Posted By RGMN

I really like them. The added tire volume really...

I really like them. The added tire volume really smooths the ride, yet the tires seem stiffer when carving around the turns. They are about what I expected from a premium rim.

The DT Swiss R460...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,573
Posted By RGMN

It is Campagnolo Part Number FH-BO015X1. Works...

It is Campagnolo Part Number FH-BO015X1. Works with either Fulcrum or Campagnolo angular contact OS style hubs. Still available from Quality. Your LBS should be able to order it.

I use Record...
08-27-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,288
Posted By RGMN

Another TICKR user here. Comfortable, accurate,...

Another TICKR user here. Comfortable, accurate, the straps last about a year, and relatively cheap.
08-25-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,727
Posted By RGMN

Coming off the rollers is more embarrassing than...

Coming off the rollers is more embarrassing than anything else. The bike hits the ground and you jerk forward about a foot then fall on the the ground. There is little momentum to shoot you off...
08-24-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,117
Posted By RGMN

Not too surprising since Phillips and posi-drive...

Not too surprising since Phillips and posi-drive heads are different profiles (https://www.finehomebuilding.com/2015/09/16/what-is-the-difference-screw-bits-phillips-vs-pozidriv). Just because they...
08-22-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By RGMN

:foo: Hardly. It may have some nasty...

:foo: Hardly. It may have some nasty characteristics but being a carcinogen isn't one of them....
08-16-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,580
Posted By RGMN

1. Take at least 2 cartridges. I've been using...

1. Take at least 2 cartridges. I've been using CO2 for at least 20 years and I've used 2 cartridges on a single ride twice. One time I took out both front and rear on the same object, the second time...
08-16-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,095
Posted By RGMN

Funny, that's the same reason I wax my chains. ...

Funny, that's the same reason I wax my chains.

In 14,000 miles I've cleaned my drivetrain twice using the Ultrafast wax formula. I'm still on the original 2 chains, and they'll probably make...
08-15-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,273
Posted By RGMN

I have multiples of both floor pumps and air...

I have multiples of both floor pumps and air compressors. I virtually never use the air compressor on bike tires. I only used it once to seat some tubeless fatties, and that was only because I was in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By RGMN

I use some homebrew chain wax and I get some...

I use some homebrew chain wax and I get some delayed shifting for the first few miles. After that it's fine. It just needs to work out some of the extra wax. If I really need it to shift quickly...
08-02-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,536
Posted By RGMN

One advantage of BLE over ANT+ is you can get low...

One advantage of BLE over ANT+ is you can get low battery warnings with BLE if your head unit supports it. Both my Wahoo Speed/Cadence sensor and the TICKR have given me low battery warns on the...
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