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02-16-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By wphamilton

Yeah that saddle is not for everyone. I tried in...

Yeah that saddle is not for everyone. I tried in on a whim 5 years ago and never felt the need to change it.
Thanks for the encouraging words :beer:
02-16-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By wphamilton

I wouldn't be concerned about the hills with that...

I wouldn't be concerned about the hills with that gearing, especially if you used the 30/21 configuration. There's a lot to be said for using a fixed gear for commuting.
02-16-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By wphamilton

I think anyone could make this one also. It just...

I think anyone could make this one also. It just wasn't clear when I started that the brace and seat stay clamp could hold it off the back tire and be rigid enough for a real ride.
02-16-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By wphamilton

Reviewers say that it's not big enough for a...

Reviewers say that it's not big enough for a laptop - it probably depends on the laptop.

My rack is roughly equivalent to the Topeak QR, except lighter and cheaper with no quick release. Which is...
02-16-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By wphamilton

That would be ideal, having company issued...

That would be ideal, having company issued equipment both at home and at work. Security has really tightened up the last few years and company IT has to have complete control over anything that...
02-14-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By wphamilton

Thanks. I have high hopes for it not wearing out...

Thanks. I have high hopes for it not wearing out too quickly. I have a hook-and-belt arrangement on my regular commuter bike which got pretty tattered after a couple of years.

As an aside, if...
Forum: Triathlon
02-14-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By wphamilton

As a non-triathlete who dabbles in running and...

As a non-triathlete who dabbles in running and cycling, I can say that there are general benefits but the specific adaptations are different, running and cycling. In my experience, adding the runs...
02-14-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By wphamilton

Unfortunately some stuff you can't put on the...

Unfortunately some stuff you can't put on the cloud, or your personal laptop or USB stick. I can't even VPN except on company equipment, so I have no choice but to carry it back and forth.
02-14-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By wphamilton

The seat post rack is just a generic sort of...

The seat post rack is just a generic sort of aluminum rack from Amazon (Ventura Rear Rack) rated for light loads - 22 pounds - but more than enough for regular purposes.

The seat stay clamp...
02-13-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By wphamilton

It's not about looking like a road bike when...

It's not about looking like a road bike when commuting- it's about having a road bike when you're not commuting. And actual panniers, that's just way too much for a commute, whether or not you have...
02-13-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By wphamilton

I don't either, on general principle, but when...

I don't either, on general principle, but when you regularly need to carry stuff it's just the most convenient of all the choices. The one thing that pushed me over to it is: I don't like to carry...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,400
Posted By wphamilton

You could try this...

You could try this https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1193879-my-road-bike-laptop-carrier.html for the laptop.
02-13-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By wphamilton

My Road Bike Laptop Carrier

Every year it comes up: how can I carry a laptop on my road bike, if I can't or don't want to install a full rear rack, panniers, or otherwise besmirch the "road bike" aspect? Or paying big bucks for...
02-06-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,203
Posted By wphamilton

Well sure, a cyclist engages the act of cycling,...

Well sure, a cyclist engages the act of cycling, which is to cycle. So I cycle to the store.

But since I've decided that it should be sicklist, I'll be changing that now to "sickle to the store".
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,400
Posted By wphamilton

I assumed you would; that's not the objection. I...

I assumed you would; that's not the objection. I don't trust panniers on a seatpost rack with a laptop. That much weight on one side, plus the extra leverage against it with no brace on the stays, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,400
Posted By wphamilton

I tried to avoid having a rack on my road bike,...

I tried to avoid having a rack on my road bike, but eventually settled on this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HOVDODM (only $22 is a plus). No pannier support, but personally I couldn't trust...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 937
Posted By wphamilton

Wrong question. Does having a larger cog...

Wrong question. Does having a larger cog installed make that severe chain slap happen is the question.

Rotational inertia is from all of the cogs together, and in my estimation the difference in...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 937
Posted By wphamilton

I don't see how inertia of the cog could have any...

I don't see how inertia of the cog could have any effect on the chain slap. I would pause, or disregard, that avenue of investigation and look at the other suggestions: the chain, hub behavior,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,548
Posted By wphamilton

Seems like it's way up in Georgia, at least from...

Seems like it's way up in Georgia, at least from 12 years ago when I started. You won't find many segments like that in this area.
02-02-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,844
Posted By wphamilton

It looks better than the cheap fitness watches...

It looks better than the cheap fitness watches for sure. HR pretty accurate, say +/- 10 bpm? Is it convenient to swipe from HR to Pace screens?
02-01-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,203
Posted By wphamilton

So, I thought you said the pronunciation derived...

So, I thought you said the pronunciation derived from the French bicylette but it doesn't sound like it, so I'm doubting you.

I haven't actually ever heard anyone say e-cycle out loud, but I'd...
02-01-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,203
Posted By wphamilton

If we were adhering to the French pronunciation...

If we were adhering to the French pronunciation we'd say Bee-sickle not Bye-sickle. Also, although I'm not the one to correct anyone on French it sounds to me like they're saying bee-see-klet not...
02-01-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,203
Posted By wphamilton

Surely the word motorcycle came from bicycle. ...

Surely the word motorcycle came from bicycle. Someone put a motor on a bicycle.
01-27-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,844
Posted By wphamilton

I have the same question. For me, Sports watch...

I have the same question. For me, Sports watch would mean GPS, with pace and average pace (or speed) displayed on the watch in real time, and accurate HR also displayed on the watch in real time. ...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 5,106
Posted By wphamilton

It's a cliche, engineer quits fired or run off,...

It's a cliche, engineer quits fired or run off, comes back as a consultant in a more respectable role, but to my over-active sense of humor it's really funny. We've got some paperwork/budget hurdles...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 5,106
Posted By wphamilton

Looks like I'm commuting again, in an odd twist...

Looks like I'm commuting again, in an odd twist to the same place! Unless there's snafu in the paperwork and red tape I'll be a consultant for the parent company of the one I just left!

Only...
01-27-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,203
Posted By wphamilton

I acknowledge that in linguistics "rules" are...

I acknowledge that in linguistics "rules" are more of a quasi-science, or "generally applicable", rather than actual rules as we'd expect in math, science or computer science. But that said, I think...
01-26-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,079
Posted By wphamilton

True but it's not getting out for two or three...

True but it's not getting out for two or three hours for recreation or, heaven forbid, training. My cold weather commuting has been 8-10 miles, thirty or forty minutes only and my only objective was...
01-26-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,079
Posted By wphamilton

I ride in 4°F which is as cold as we ever see...

I ride in 4°F which is as cold as we ever see here. But that's commuting, and for a real ride I seldom get out when it's colder than mid-50's.
01-26-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,203
Posted By wphamilton

Now you've done it, another question to haunt me....

Now you've done it, another question to haunt me. If you ride sickles you're a sicklist, just stands to reason.
01-26-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,203
Posted By wphamilton

I dunno, people seem ok with saying "eyesight",...

I dunno, people seem ok with saying "eyesight", with the repeated long i.

I don't think it has anything to do with the phonetic rules (which don't work anyway), nor with etymology especially since...
01-26-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,203
Posted By wphamilton

The explanation presented was based on phonetics,...

The explanation presented was based on phonetics, not etymology or spelling (:foo:)
01-25-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,203
Posted By wphamilton

Insight and encite don't follow that rule.

Insight and encite don't follow that rule.
01-25-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,203
Posted By wphamilton

r e d d i t.com in that url. Interesting but I...

r e d d i t.com in that url.
Interesting but I can't buy it, partly because that "unstressed syllable" idea is a crock, and partly because I never hear the referenced schwa sound - it's always a...
01-25-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,203
Posted By wphamilton

Why do we say it -

Why is bicycle pronounced "bi-sickle" but motorcycle is pronounced "motor-sikel"?
Forum: Commuting
01-18-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,152
Posted By wphamilton

There are a few, old fashioned types, who were...

There are a few, old fashioned types, who were taught to honk when overtaking or to alert someone when they approached from behind. Some with a more country background will honk when they recognize...
01-03-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3,029
Views: 285,776
Posted By wphamilton

Looking sharp! :thumb:

Looking sharp! :thumb:
12-31-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,176
Posted By wphamilton

Fashion choice is one of the better reasons in my...

Fashion choice is one of the better reasons in my opinion. And the straps and pad and glue will degrade long before the foam material does to any extent - the fact is, from reading of materials...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 67,788
Posted By wphamilton

Got laid off today :( after 2,100 round trip...

Got laid off today :( after 2,100 round trip commutes and a total of 35,000 miles to the same job. So I may not be commuting for awhile or posting about bike commuting, but wish the best of luck to...
12-10-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By wphamilton

There is no minimum mileage to be car-light, and...

There is no minimum mileage to be car-light, and you have every right to call yourself "car-free" even if your wive drives, because there are no consensus definitions for these.

We either own a...
Forum: Foo
12-08-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,011
Posted By wphamilton

Gee, I guess if you're forced to buy wireless...

Gee, I guess if you're forced to buy wireless earbuds that you hate, that don't have any of the wires that you don't mind, and you want to pay ten times for it, you've found your product!

If you...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,834
Posted By wphamilton

To be frank I absolutely sympathize with OP's...

To be frank I absolutely sympathize with OP's question and it's not necessarily "I want to buy all the speed that I can" as much as "how much speed am I giving up?"

The best suggestion for a...
Forum: Foo
12-08-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,011
Posted By wphamilton

Sure they have wires: ...

Sure they have wires:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0716JMTW8
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073VKWD8Y
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00R262DWI
that I've used.

If someone is...
Forum: Foo
12-08-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,011
Posted By wphamilton

It's traditional for Apple fans to gripe about...

It's traditional for Apple fans to gripe about losing the audio jack but (not a great Apple fan) they got that right as far as I'm concerned.

I'll grant that I like the port for the ubiquitous USB...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,834
Posted By wphamilton

Maybe. I mean "disregard it" by "not counting...

Maybe. I mean "disregard it" by "not counting brakes to the rim" because the claim is not so uncommon yet still dubious. If I don't give mention to it someone is sure to point out how wrong I am.
Forum: Commuting
12-07-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,606
Posted By wphamilton

It's a good idea, but if he's like me and he...

It's a good idea, but if he's like me and he doesn't want to give up that 5th day of bike commuting, it won't work. My favored commute mode is with my road bike, and I've tried out a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,834
Posted By wphamilton

New wheels, carbon fiber frame, and the latest...

New wheels, carbon fiber frame, and the latest and greatest drive train will buy you close to zero more speed. It would gain some proportional to the fraction of weight saved and grade of incline, on...
12-05-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By wphamilton

Seems like dropping the chains because of...

Seems like dropping the chains because of cross-chained on the small ring will drop off the outside, between the rings. OP gives me the impression that it's dropped to the inside, which would need a...
12-05-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By wphamilton

Wouldn't a stiff link or gummed up pulley cause...

Wouldn't a stiff link or gummed up pulley cause that?
12-05-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,242
Posted By wphamilton

They're not particularly great by any stretch but...

They're not particularly great by any stretch but they're awesome compared to what they replaced, especially for the price so I'm a fan. Wheels aren't going to help much objectively anyway, but they...
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