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Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By woodcraft

What parts of the ride are you pedaling 52/11 on?

What parts of the ride are you pedaling 52/11 on?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,173
Posted By woodcraft

PTFE does not break down, and so will continue to...

PTFE does not break down, and so will continue to accumulate in the environment forever- it's in your blood.

Consider whether spreading it around in your chain wax is a good idea.

At 570˚ + it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,150
Posted By woodcraft

It's here, if you care to wade through... ...

It's here, if you care to wade through...

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,150
Posted By woodcraft

And for $500, a little round non-race inspired...

And for $500, a little round non-race inspired handle bar bag.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 681
Posted By woodcraft

They look cool and concealing the cables is nice...

They look cool and concealing the cables is nice but could be a hassle with hydro brakes.

Make sure that if there is no round real estate to mount lights, etc. that you are OK with fussy and...
10-05-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By woodcraft

Maybe I missed something, but the solution in...

Maybe I missed something, but the solution in that video seems to be to buy a $500 Wilton vice.
10-03-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 8,905
Posted By woodcraft

Thanks, I'll check it (or at least some of it)...

Thanks, I'll check it (or at least some of it) out.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 931
Posted By woodcraft

Yes, you carry a spare tire. It is generally...

Yes, you carry a spare tire. It is generally easier to put the spare on road-side than it is to replace a tube. Typically folks use an older, used tire for the spare, but I've had good results...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,553
Posted By woodcraft

Yeah, I pulled out, he passed behind me after I...

Yeah, I pulled out, he passed behind me after I was in the intersection, made a U turn, and we conversed where I stopped in front of the church. Between the broken white line and the curb is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,553
Posted By woodcraft

Mostly I just wanted to vent, but also to remind...

Mostly I just wanted to vent, but also to remind us to ride defensively.

I felt bad, but after reviewing the site, there's really nothing I would do differently. Definitely not pulling out...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,553
Posted By woodcraft

Incident with cyclist while driving

Last night at 7:00, I was crossing the main street coming in to town- 2 lanes, bike lanes, no parking, traffic 25-30mph, driving my large white & heavily loaded van. This is blocks from my house so...
09-22-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By woodcraft

It's fine. That's how it's supposed to look by...

It's fine. That's how it's supposed to look by big/big + 1" chain sizing.
09-21-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By woodcraft

Screwdriver to lift the edge, & compressed...

Screwdriver to lift the edge, & compressed air.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,004
Posted By woodcraft

"Do you walk to school, or carry your...

"Do you walk to school, or carry your lunch?"
09-20-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 913
Posted By woodcraft

When it gets to this point, 'tho, it might need...

When it gets to this point, 'tho, it might need more than oil.


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Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,398
Posted By woodcraft

See there? I've demonstrated that I fall below...

See there? I've demonstrated that I fall below the minimum coolness factor to wear that kind of stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,148
Posted By woodcraft

Goes with your screen name.:thumb:

Goes with your screen name.:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By woodcraft

This mechanic should go on the ignore list.

This mechanic should go on the ignore list.
09-13-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,030
Posted By woodcraft

You think that doesn't happen?

You think that doesn't happen?
09-13-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 592
Posted By woodcraft

You're out with your clincher-riding group, and...

You're out with your clincher-riding group, and someone slashes their tire on a broken bottle.

After chiding their carelessness, you give them your spare tubular which they put on and ride home.
...
09-13-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By woodcraft

For bicycle purposes, grease is grease.

For bicycle purposes, grease is grease.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By woodcraft

I use shoe goo. It's more about sealing the...

I use shoe goo. It's more about sealing the cut/hole so that shards don't get stuck in there & cause a flat

than about structural integrity. It's common to dig rocks or bits of glass out of...
09-11-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 171,463
Posted By woodcraft

My experience as well- not worth bothering with.

My experience as well- not worth bothering with.
09-11-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,163
Posted By woodcraft

I cannot find a find a combination Cup o'Noodles/...

I cannot find a find a combination Cup o'Noodles/ Garmin/ GoPro holder for my handlebars. WTF?!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,038
Posted By woodcraft

I know, right? I never see them in any shops. ...

I know, right? I never see them in any shops.


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09-08-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,495
Posted By woodcraft

The jump makes no difference when you are only...

The jump makes no difference when you are only going ~ 4 mph,

and 1:1 is not that extreme- mtn bikes go 1/3 lower.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By woodcraft

Then there's "Is it a road?" ...

Then there's "Is it a road?"


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09-07-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,267
Posted By woodcraft

I had a few, as I recall, but by near the end I...

I had a few, as I recall, but by near the end I had worn thru the tires and the spares, and had to hitchhike to the nearest college town to get another.
Max one day mileage was 140, & worked out to...
09-06-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,226
Posted By woodcraft

Handlebars, seatposts, and 6 sets of wheels. ...

Handlebars, seatposts, and 6 sets of wheels.

One of the wheelsets proved to be pretty beat but I still got quite a few miles. Another lasted years but had to be retired eventually. The rest are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,065
Posted By woodcraft

Not that much, but quite a bit. ...

Not that much, but quite a bit.

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09-06-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By woodcraft

IME, those are not flat resistant, and not worth...

IME, those are not flat resistant, and not worth bothering with, especially for the OP, who wants to avoid changing tires.
09-04-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,590
Posted By woodcraft

For that you need one that says 'hockey pucking'.

For that you need one that says 'hockey pucking'.
09-03-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,482
Posted By woodcraft

I think of the LHT as a kind of marketing coup- ...

I think of the LHT as a kind of marketing coup-

like convincing folks that the cool thing is to drive a 5 yard dump truck instead of a Toyota or an Audi.
09-02-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,267
Posted By woodcraft

Some pics from BITD

I came across these in a photo album that I hadn't seen.

About to embark on trip from SF area to New England via Vancouver in 1973, at age 19.

20 lb bike, 20 lbs of gear, tubular tires,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,602
Posted By woodcraft

I look at it that pros have plenty of leg...

I look at it that pros have plenty of leg strength, so favor better spin over maximum leverage.

IMO, too high of saddle is very common among road cyclists (as opposed to kids (BMX!) and folks JRA)...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,602
Posted By woodcraft

Or the question could be stated: is it...

Or the question could be stated:

is it normal for amateurs have their saddles too high?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,647
Posted By woodcraft

Trying to get the biggest power numbers is like...

Trying to get the biggest power numbers is like trying to make the most splash while swimming- not the same as going fast.
08-29-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By woodcraft

I've never come up with anything but complete...

I've never come up with anything but complete garbage with the BF search function.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By woodcraft

What was the cause of the bulge? Was the...

What was the cause of the bulge?

Was the glue sticky before heating? I use a carving gouge to remove old glue- a bit of a pain but avoids the toxic mess of solvents, and the powdery mess of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By woodcraft

Probably shouldn't be wearing zippers at all... ...

Probably shouldn't be wearing zippers at all...

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08-26-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,278
Posted By woodcraft

I'm trying to think of any cycling clothing aside...

I'm trying to think of any cycling clothing aside from gloves that I have actually worn out.

In general, the stuff lasts like crazy with gentle machine washing and drying.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,962
Posted By woodcraft

This is quite dangerous and not conducive to a...

This is quite dangerous and not conducive to a long, house fire-free life.
08-18-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By woodcraft

No, they are specific for the chain size. I...

No, they are specific for the chain size.

I run 10 speed, but also carry an 11 speed quick link for good samaritan purposes- doesn't weigh much.

The primary use, IMO, is to shorten the chain to...
08-15-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 898
Posted By woodcraft

Don't see how this applies to inner tubes, but it...

Don't see how this applies to inner tubes, but it would be a bad idea to patch condoms.
08-15-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By woodcraft

I messed around enough as a youth to become...

I messed around enough as a youth to become roughly functional.
Fun. Difficult, but could get around over the course of a day or two.
Not really falling, but walking off & having the saddle whack...
08-13-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 898
Posted By woodcraft

I've patched latex tubes in tubulars many times...

I've patched latex tubes in tubulars many times with regular patches.
08-10-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,804
Posted By woodcraft

Bull****.

Bull****.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 107,443
Posted By woodcraft

Not a regular here, but wanted to share an...

Not a regular here, but wanted to share an interesting bit.

In "The North American Indian" by Edward Curtis, there is a photograph of a southwest woman polishing a pot.

The caption reads: The...
08-09-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By woodcraft

I think that there are still straight sections at...

I think that there are still straight sections at the bottom of those bars, so measuring from that plane to the tips of the levers works.
08-07-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By woodcraft

A freewheel is often stronger than the tool...

A freewheel is often stronger than the tool needed to remove it.
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