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04-11-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,011
Posted By cjenrick

one trick is to leave a little air in the ziploc,...

one trick is to leave a little air in the ziploc, this air cushion can prevent the phone from operating itself.

sometimes this happens when getting out of the saddle or bouncing around during a...
04-07-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,011
Posted By cjenrick

ziploc bag in the back jersey pocket, made my own...

ziploc bag in the back jersey pocket, made my own wool jersey out of a big ol coat i found on the sidewalk give-a-way, made the back pocket too, so it is tight, with plenty of elastic to keep it...
04-07-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,368
Posted By cjenrick

this is the "WinCo Wagon", there is a piece of...

this is the "WinCo Wagon", there is a piece of plywood lining the milk container so small stuff does not drop out which also serves as a foundation for the foam liner, which helps absorb the bumps,...
04-01-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 861
Posted By cjenrick

there was a report on the radio concerning long...

there was a report on the radio concerning long haulers,

after getting vaccinated, some of them noticed dramatic improvements,
04-01-21, 01:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By cjenrick

the important thing is you are still riding!

the important thing is you are still riding!
04-01-21, 01:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By cjenrick

20 g cartridge out to be perfect, i use this...

20 g cartridge out to be perfect,

i use this guy on 25's and 28's and it is like roller skating in a gravel pit, so with a 32 it ought to be just right.

people rag on the bontrger inflator, but...
04-01-21, 12:46 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,911
Posted By cjenrick

it is very simple to lose weight by cycling. ...

it is very simple to lose weight by cycling.

you simply ride and ride and feed yourself so little so that when you are riding, you feel really hungry.

if you do not feel really hungry and close...
03-30-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,417
Posted By cjenrick

yesterday a cyclist was coming my way in the bike...

yesterday a cyclist was coming my way in the bike lane near a tent city, i don't blame him for ignoring bike laws, least of his worries, so i checked the lane next to me to see if i could borrow it...
03-29-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,154
Posted By cjenrick

another benefit of a stiffer frame is you can...

another benefit of a stiffer frame is you can launch an attack on a steep climb without false shifting.

with the vitus carbone, there was no way i could climb out of the saddle on redwood gulch rd...
03-29-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,154
Posted By cjenrick

try riding an old track bike with chrome...

try riding an old track bike with chrome handlebars and stem and steel cranks. when you get on it from a dead stop that darn thing moves,

theory is ok, experiments are better, if you like to climb...
03-29-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,417
Posted By cjenrick

i had to ride against the flow of traffic one...

i had to ride against the flow of traffic one time, was on the 63 Cinelli track bike , no brakes, went to make a left in front of oncoming traffic, thought i had enuff time, i did not, so i was...
03-29-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,154
Posted By cjenrick

maybe not heavy bikes but heavy frames can be...

maybe not heavy bikes but heavy frames can be faster, just ask andy hampsten , eddy merckx had him on a bike that was 2 lbs heavier than the rest of the gang, for Alpe d'Huez. Andy was like "wtf...
03-29-21, 12:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By cjenrick

you could shorten up the cycle cross course,

you could shorten up the cycle cross course,
03-29-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 802
Posted By cjenrick

i gotta have me one of them Wolfpacks, 26 mm,...

i gotta have me one of them Wolfpacks, 26 mm, perfect for front and back!
03-28-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2,437
Views: 163,298
Posted By cjenrick

36 miles what was the hardest part, was it...

36 miles

what was the hardest part, was it the 40 mph sideways gusts/ or the pounding rain? was it the 42 degree temperature? or the hailstorm that was so strong that it was ringing my pedestrian...
03-28-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,417
Posted By cjenrick

i have had bottles thrown at me, half empty gig...

i have had bottles thrown at me, half empty gig gulps, i think the best one was the fire extinguisher hose down, some of those things can really blast you. don't care, suffering too much already.
...
03-28-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 802
Posted By cjenrick

if you stockpile then you can use a tire that is...

if you stockpile then you can use a tire that is about 2 or 3 years old which will mean it will wear much better,
you can see a few dates written on the boxes to know who is who,

ever seen an...
03-27-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,991
Posted By cjenrick

worst thing for me was the beer/Vicodin addiction...

worst thing for me was the beer/Vicodin addiction that lasted six months due to a friendly receptionist at the doctors office.

getting off that stuff was a biotch!

you do not need your collar...
03-27-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 760
Posted By cjenrick

2021 STP race canceled . anti-socials won't...

2021 STP race canceled .

anti-socials won't miss a thing.
03-24-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2,437
Views: 163,298
Posted By cjenrick

20 miles which was a miracle, considering i...

20 miles which was a miracle,

considering i did it with the front wheel quick release unfastened,

repacked the headset late last night, forgot one minor detail,

thought the bike felt a...
03-17-21, 01:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,557
Posted By cjenrick

no wonder they like the big tires and lower...

no wonder they like the big tires and lower pressure at Paris Roubaix

"This theory predicts that below the Breakpoint pressure the system will be dominated by Casing Losses (though still affected...
03-17-21, 01:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,557
Posted By cjenrick

starting to understand how over inflation can...

starting to understand how over inflation can actually slow you down,

as the tire becomes harder, your body starts to bounce around more, with rough pavement compounding the effect,
...
03-17-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,557
Posted By cjenrick

lots of interesting info out there, this site...

lots of interesting info out there, this site covers a ton of new wheels>

https://www.hambini.com/testing-to-find-the-fastest-bicycle-wheels/

highlights of above link>

Wheels that performed...
03-15-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,557
Posted By cjenrick

130 page pdf on wheel drag> ...

130 page pdf on wheel drag>

https://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/bitstream/handle/10092/1800/thesis_fulltext.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
03-15-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,557
Posted By cjenrick

aero stuff is complex, ...

aero stuff is complex,

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12283-021-00341-6

will not matter to most folks, racers? of course they would be interested in any advantage they could get,
...
03-15-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,574
Posted By cjenrick

i like this JBL Flip 4 setup right here. use to...

i like this JBL Flip 4 setup right here.
use to be man, my legs are cooked, do i really want to ride today in the cold rain?'

then i remember "I Got Tunes!" and i leap out o bed like a frog in a...
03-15-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2,437
Views: 163,298
Posted By cjenrick

90 miles on a broken axle, good thing i did...

90 miles on a broken axle,

good thing i did not get a flat as when i got home and pulled the rear wheel, the axle halves fell on the ground with a few bearings,

no wonder the bike was...
03-14-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,557
Posted By cjenrick

32 vs 36 Spokes?

I just read about 1000 posts on this time worn subject, and to my surprise, not one person mentioned anything about aerodynamics.

Everything else is mentioned, "how much do you weigh? how much...
02-25-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,308
Posted By cjenrick

and never try to come around Kochi Nakano. ...

and never try to come around Kochi Nakano.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/299x168/kochi_2b6cc534f0ef30e7c6fd922dd4c0f28a4a56ff2f.jpg
02-23-21, 02:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,196
Posted By cjenrick

worst thing is, if i am having a really good day...

worst thing is, if i am having a really good day on the trail, people think i must be riding an e bike.
02-23-21, 02:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 731
Posted By cjenrick

Acid rain. Very common upon Slyline Blvd....

Acid rain. Very common upon Slyline Blvd. Witness the Tafoni Caves near Woodside if you don't believe me.

Question is, what does the inside of your kidneys look like after processing all those...
02-23-21, 02:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,442
Posted By cjenrick

i use a mag glass, flashlight and dental pick...

i use a mag glass, flashlight and dental pick every night on my tires, usually remove about 2 or 3 small pieces of glass a night.

glass is tough, it will not break down into little pieces and...
02-22-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 810
Posted By cjenrick

thus is weird, i have a Serfas FP-200 fllor pump...

thus is weird, i have a Serfas FP-200 fllor pump with gauge. it is probably not the best pump around. the pump head really sucks, it lets about 10 psi out during disconnect probably since i have to...
02-22-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,078
Posted By cjenrick

does grease/no grease affect the torque ratings? ...

does grease/no grease affect the torque ratings? i just go by feel. yes on the locktite blue.

OT : what is torque spec for Titanium chain ring hardware? thanks!
02-22-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,557
Posted By cjenrick

get some shorter spoke,

get some shorter spoke,
02-22-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By cjenrick

do people check rims for roundness before they...

do people check rims for roundness before they lace them up?
02-22-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By cjenrick

if they get wet they will take the skin off...

if they get wet they will take the skin off quicker than a wood rasp.

also, sometimes the bottom edges can flare out , you can kind of work those edges in by squeezing the saddle a bit,

a good...
02-21-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,196
Posted By cjenrick

do those bikes have a tracking chip? some of...

do those bikes have a tracking chip?

some of those bikes go for 10 grand, look for trailside bike jacking in the near future.

if i could boost just one of those, i could get that 71 Cinelli i...
02-21-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,308
Posted By cjenrick

track bikers have more spare time as after about...

track bikers have more spare time as after about 10 all out sprints, you are ready for the burrito truck.

the 6 day races are disgusting, like a pack of mistreated greyhounds, doing speed and...
02-21-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,197
Posted By cjenrick

too pretty to ride? yes, but if you can afford a...

too pretty to ride? yes, but if you can afford a Hetchins, then you will be too busy at work to ride it anyway so the problem solves itself....
02-21-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,196
Posted By cjenrick

people ride them on the bike path, motorized...

people ride them on the bike path, motorized vehicles are prohibited, but nobody cares, cops don't seem to care, people don't care or notice the difference, only way to drop them is ride 100 miles...
02-21-21, 03:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By cjenrick

170 mm plus clearance for pedals. we used to...

170 mm plus clearance for pedals.

we used to make what was called an "upside down bike."

anybody old enuff to remember those?

you would flip the frame, take the forks out and put them in the...
02-21-21, 03:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,308
Posted By cjenrick

Hellyer park in San Jose is fun, concrete, easy...

Hellyer park in San Jose is fun, concrete, easy banking, 400 meters, whoever leads in the last 200m loses,

track stands can burn muscle if you do it wrong,

the bike handling in the Madison...
02-21-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,104
Posted By cjenrick

if you put a pull-up bar on your bike you could...

if you put a pull-up bar on your bike you could save time.

if you saw off one side of your handlebars, you will be able to do one handed pull-ups like John Bacher.
02-20-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By cjenrick

Left Foot Sweats More Than The Right

we like to ride in the rain a lot because the bike path is not crowded and the additional training time allows us to be one up on the other "pathletes" which allows us to inflict pain, suffering and...
02-19-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,866
Posted By cjenrick

i like the old 60's specialisimo celeste, back...

i like the old 60's specialisimo celeste, back around the mid 80's there was a bianchi celeste explosion, everybody had one, kind of like a model t, i thought there was something missing on the paint...
02-15-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 967
Posted By cjenrick

did you lube the floor pump? wipe the grease off...

did you lube the floor pump? wipe the grease off the pedro's headset wrench? stock up on 20 g CO2 cartridges? have the dishing tool re-calibrated? send the yakima racks out for a powder coat? stock...
02-15-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 967
Posted By cjenrick

are you caught up on all your GCN videos? did...

are you caught up on all your GCN videos?
did you throw out last year's protein bars?
02-14-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 725
Posted By cjenrick

screw it, we do not need matching components, we...

screw it, we do not need matching components, we already have a Mt Tech front derailleur on there anyway, i offered 30 bones plus the 8.50 shipping and he bit,

looks like very little wear on the...
02-14-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2,437
Views: 163,298
Posted By cjenrick

7 miles to Lowes and back at night, thru the...

7 miles to Lowes and back at night, thru the snow, mountain bike, no chains, everybody was driving in the bike lane because the centerline was covered in snow and they over compensated,, so we rode...
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