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06-21-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By bakerjw

It will work fine. Myself, I would shorten it...

It will work fine.
Myself, I would shorten it just a bit so that it flows with the cable lines.
06-21-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,847
Posted By bakerjw

I rarely run my light in strobe mode. The only...

I rarely run my light in strobe mode. The only time that I do is in the morning as it transitions through the grey period between night and day and then, I point it down toward the ground.
Even in...
06-21-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,213
Posted By bakerjw

Yep. I was told in a different forum yesterday...

Yep. I was told in a different forum yesterday how lame I am because I use Strava to gauge my rides and see how I am progressing. I am never going to have a KOM or likely be in the top 10 on any well...
06-20-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,032
Posted By bakerjw

Which one? 2 black 1 matte black 1 blue 1...

Which one?
2 black
1 matte black
1 blue
1 white
1 Yellow - coming soon.
06-20-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,356
Posted By bakerjw

Ok... That is darned funny...

Ok... That is darned funny...
06-20-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,998
Posted By bakerjw

Heavy or not, that is a darn cool looking frame. ...

Heavy or not, that is a darn cool looking frame.

To the OP. I am 5'11" and my wife is 5'. We had Doug Curtiss of Curtlo cycles build us a road and mountain tandem. The mountain tandem has...
06-20-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,257
Posted By bakerjw

I keep mine for if I ever need to sell a bike. ...

I keep mine for if I ever need to sell a bike.
It is a selling point. "New Saddle!!! Never been used."
06-19-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,149
Posted By bakerjw

I've seen professional athletes that smoke. I...

I've seen professional athletes that smoke. I wonder if he started vaping or switched to it from smoking.

That's the thing. People are starting to vape rather than smoke tobacco and they still get...
06-19-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By bakerjw

One thing to keep in mind is rotational movement...

One thing to keep in mind is rotational movement on the pedal or float.
On my road bike, I use SPD-SL yellow cleats on the bottoms of my shoes because they have 6 degress of float. There are also...
06-19-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,951
Posted By bakerjw

Sounds like riding behind a tandem team having a...

Sounds like riding behind a tandem team having a bad day on the bike...
:tandem:

Hey, it happens.
06-18-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,887
Posted By bakerjw

It is funny how drivers sometimes treat us like...

It is funny how drivers sometimes treat us like deer. Like "OMG! There's a cyclist. What's he going to do. Stay still, he might jump out in front of you."
Makes me and my wife chuckle sometimes. We...
06-18-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,951
Posted By bakerjw

One reason why I avoid group rides. All it takes...

One reason why I avoid group rides. All it takes is one or 2 morons to put the entire group in a bad light.
06-18-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,356
Posted By bakerjw

It depends on how they get categorized. IMHO, if...

It depends on how they get categorized. IMHO, if it is only pedal assist, then it is an e-bike. If it has a throttle and can go without requiring the rider to pedal, then it is an electric moped and...
06-18-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By bakerjw

I have a spare wheelset that I keep around for...

I have a spare wheelset that I keep around for times like these. It is always good to have something to throw on if needed.
06-18-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By bakerjw

Personally, I wouldn't ride it and duct tape will...

Personally, I wouldn't ride it and duct tape will not help hold it together.

Is this the same frame from a year ago???
...
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By bakerjw

I suffered from PVCs and other irregularities for...

I suffered from PVCs and other irregularities for a few years after a poorly prescribed medication. I still sometimes have issues with the PVCs, but it is normally when I'm dehydrated.
06-17-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 903
Posted By bakerjw

Wellgo MG-5's for my bikes. Light and they grip...

Wellgo MG-5's for my bikes. Light and they grip well.
06-17-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,096
Posted By bakerjw

If you are going to be on the forums here, you...

If you are going to be on the forums here, you will learn to use the ignore feature. Some people just like to chime is with nothing constructive to add.

Did the guy bump into you as he passed by...
06-17-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By bakerjw

Probably better to have this post moved to the...

Probably better to have this post moved to the Mechanics sub forum.
06-17-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By bakerjw

My HRMs have been Garmin ones. Ant+ and seem to...

My HRMs have been Garmin ones. Ant+ and seem to work fine for me. Better accuracy, IMHO, than my Garmin VivoActive HR watch.
06-17-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By bakerjw

I use SPD-SL, the road syle "clod" shoes as you...

I use SPD-SL, the road syle "clod" shoes as you eloquently put it, and I have no problem unclipping when needed. It takes practice.

For mountain biking, I use Crank Brothers Egg Beaters. They...
06-15-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By bakerjw

I'm curious how that is applied with highways,...

I'm curious how that is applied with highways, not interstates, but regular 2 lane highways.
06-15-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,213
Posted By bakerjw

I just wave and keep on riding.

I just wave and keep on riding.
06-15-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By bakerjw

I don't see the need for signs like "Every...

I don't see the need for signs like "Every intersection is a crosswalk". With a few exceptions, such as "Traffic need to yield to pedestrians in crosswalk", pedestrians need to yield to traffic that...
06-14-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,682
Posted By bakerjw

XT and XTR are DynaSys and have different pull...

XT and XTR are DynaSys and have different pull rates.
Deore rear derailleurs are the top end derailleur right before the DynaSys line and will work with Claris and 105 shifters.
IIRC, my XT RDs say...
06-14-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,492
Posted By bakerjw

They could be riding steel bikes and I've heard...

They could be riding steel bikes and I've heard that those are real heavy.:rolleyes:
06-14-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,054
Posted By bakerjw

The only handlebar that I have that doesn't give...

The only handlebar that I have that doesn't give me any numbness is my Jones carbon H Bar on my bikepacking rig. It is adjusted at an angle that meets the outer edges of my palms evenly and has some...
06-14-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By bakerjw

My first time, I covered 330+ miles in 3 days...

My first time, I covered 330+ miles in 3 days before a heat rash made it unbearable to sit on a saddle.
The funniest part was that we the first time that I'd ever ridden more than 100 miles in 1...
06-14-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By bakerjw

TD Starts soon

I know that there are other subforums dealing with long distance competitions and such but a lot of people don't know about some of the events that go on in the country.
So, FWIW, the Tour Divide...
06-14-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By bakerjw

The ACA does some of these. We met a bunch of...

The ACA does some of these. We met a bunch of them in Elkford and Fernie last Summer.

IMHO, the best fun is to pack it all yourself and take off on an established route. Last year, my son, a...
06-14-19, 04:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 845
Posted By bakerjw

Is this a road, hybrid or mountain tire? ...

Is this a road, hybrid or mountain tire?

Mountain tires are pretty easy to patch with normal tube kits for smaller holes. My son and I did one 20 miles out of Kalispell last July on the side of...
06-13-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,609
Posted By bakerjw

Ok... So after a handful of pages, what is the...

Ok... So after a handful of pages, what is the chain lube that has caused all of the ruckus?
06-13-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By bakerjw

Great as in sleek lines rather than the finish or...

Great as in sleek lines rather than the finish or just the finish?
If it looks great, then why paint it?

If you have the means to paint it, then by all means do so. That said, a good paint job...
06-13-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,253
Posted By bakerjw

I've mixed mountain and road components before...

I've mixed mountain and road components before with good luck. e.g. Claris shifter with 105 RD. The only time that I got bit was with Dyna-Sys.
06-13-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By bakerjw

Our road tandem came with a Claris 3x8 shifters...

Our road tandem came with a Claris 3x8 shifters and some cheapo rear derailleur. One of the first things that I did was to swap out the low end rear derailleur with a Deore SGS derailleur. IIRC, the...
06-13-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By bakerjw

Which one rode the best?

Which one rode the best?
06-13-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,284
Posted By bakerjw

The most expensive bike that I own is our custom...

The most expensive bike that I own is our custom mountain tandem and it cam in at less than $5k. Even my road bike, a Giant TCR, came in under $2K. And you don't have to cut the tandem in half. It...
06-13-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,369
Posted By bakerjw

Well, if her story is messed up, the alleged...

Well, if her story is messed up, the alleged perpetrator should come forward to give his side of the story.
06-13-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By bakerjw

Okay... I did a google search for dog bicycle...

Okay... I did a google search for dog bicycle helmets. The images are really funny.
06-13-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By bakerjw

Growing up, my longest friend who I've known...

Growing up, my longest friend who I've known since I was 4, used to ride a wheelie on his 10 speed for miles. He had great balance and it was something to see. Not really tricks, but what the OP is...
06-13-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,937
Posted By bakerjw

Vehicle awareness. I don't ride bike lanes or...

Vehicle awareness.
I don't ride bike lanes or MUPs, just on the road. Most of my travels are commutes with the same cars every day.

If I can stay in the flow of traffic, I take the lane.
At...
06-12-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,217
Posted By bakerjw

I agree that mountain biking is a whole body...

I agree that mountain biking is a whole body workout. That is something that road cyclists need more of IMHO.

But, I ride the roads a lot. It definitely helps me climb when I get off road.
06-12-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By bakerjw

People witnessed it and no one tried to get a...

People witnessed it and no one tried to get a plate number? Jeesh...

I can understand why though. A few years back I witnessed a car turn into our oncoming traffic and get hit. The truck in front...
06-12-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,682
Posted By bakerjw

I call them brifters sometimes. On our road...

I call them brifters sometimes.
On our road tandem, I upgraded from Claris 3x8 BRIFTERS to 105 3x10 BRIFTERS. They have to be tweaked a bit more than 2x BRIFTERS but once in place, they work great.
06-12-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 749
Posted By bakerjw

Injuries such as breaks like this, although not...

Injuries such as breaks like this, although not terribly traumatic, are still troubling. People start these threads to get some idea of best and worst case scenarios and some reassurance that things...
06-12-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,784
Posted By bakerjw

Business plan... That is a necessity before...

Business plan... That is a necessity before anything else.
06-11-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 867
Posted By bakerjw

I've ordered a few wheelsets from them through...

I've ordered a few wheelsets from them through the years. They are a mortar shop and have always done well by me. If I need something really custom made, I'll go to Wheelbuilder or similar, but for...
06-11-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 933
Posted By bakerjw

We had a couple locally who bought a tandem...

We had a couple locally who bought a tandem Terratrike (3 wheel recumbent) in order to ride across the country. He was fit and capable but she was overweight by a fair deal. They got out and rode,...
06-10-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,494
Posted By bakerjw

As another thought, you might be able to drill...

As another thought, you might be able to drill out the threads to fit and end ferrule and not have to worry about screwing them in and out.

As mentioned, I'm in a whole other realm with our tandem...
06-10-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By bakerjw

They are fine tandems. Components are a bit dated...

They are fine tandems. Components are a bit dated but certainly a good ride. 3x8 drivetrain and 26" wheels are less than desirable to me but that is personal opinion.
Off the cuff I would say about...
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