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06-10-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 846
Posted By BCDrums

Slip 'n' slide

I have just begun to use NFS. Previously used ProLink Gold, a three-pack lasted for 10 years. I bought the NFS after reading about it on CyclingTips.com....
05-07-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 983
Posted By BCDrums

I remember those. Tink...tink...tink...

I remember those.

Tink...tink...tink...
05-07-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,618
Posted By BCDrums

I understand what you're saying. Certainly, chain...

I understand what you're saying. Certainly, chain wear rate is going to be anecdotal and wide ranging, because everyone rides and maintains (or not) chains differently. But I change chains more often...
05-06-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 626
Posted By BCDrums

To ask the obvious questions, are you using a QL...

To ask the obvious questions, are you using a QL that matches your chain (9sp, 10sp, etc.)? When you did your conversion, did you put a new chain on an old cassette or vice-versa? Is it a new QL on...
Forum: Touring
05-05-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By BCDrums

36h: good choice

Adequate and acceptable don't fill me with confidence. I crossed the country on an unsupported tour with 36h wheels. No problems, while my fellow tourists were poppin' spokes and re-truing every...
05-05-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,618
Posted By BCDrums

My experience is limited to 9-speed chains....

My experience is limited to 9-speed chains. Having used Shimano, SRAM and KMC chains on a Shimano drivetrain, all brands worked, but Shimano was quietest and shifted most smoothly, KMC was least...
05-02-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,674
Posted By BCDrums

Jinkster, I liked hearing your thoughts...

Jinkster,

I liked hearing your thoughts about enjoying the ride. It's not very hard to get caught up in "improving" your bike stats, gathering miles, average speed, etc. But it's important not to...
04-29-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By BCDrums

You might start with some Kool Stop salmon pads....

You might start with some Kool Stop salmon pads. If they don't do the trick for you, you can use them to improve whatever brakes you put on next.
04-28-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By BCDrums

Would love to see photos of the bike. Thank me...

Would love to see photos of the bike. Thank me for this post, and build up your post count. Bon chance!
04-27-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By BCDrums

Seem accurate to me. I still run an old-school...

Seem accurate to me. I still run an old-school Cateye "computer" that measures distance the old-fashioned way, by counting revolutions of the wheel. Cyclemeter and RwGPS both match distances on the...
04-27-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By BCDrums

I have had the Park wrenches and the Spokey for...

I have had the Park wrenches and the Spokey for many years and prefer the Spokey. But If I were buying a spoke wrench today, I'd get a nice one like the DT above or the Wheel Fanatyk. Get an...
04-27-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By BCDrums

Take a look at RideWithGPS, an iOS, Android and...

Take a look at RideWithGPS, an iOS, Android and web-based app. The free version gives me all kinds of stats and tracks riding by day, month, year, or career. I used Cyclemeter previously, and it was...
04-27-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By BCDrums

A follow-up: I have used the Park cleaner three...

A follow-up: I have used the Park cleaner three times now, and still like it. I bought a couple of condiment-type squeeze bottles and filled one with degreaser and the other with water to make...
04-24-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,792
Posted By BCDrums

I believe it was Jack Reacher who said, "When in...

I believe it was Jack Reacher who said, "When in doubt, turn left."
04-22-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,792
Posted By BCDrums

This made me laugh. I do all my routes...

This made me laugh. I do all my routes counterclockwise only. Maybe that is weird. :)
04-22-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,792
Posted By BCDrums

I have ridden a half-dozen routes over and over...

I have ridden a half-dozen routes over and over for years now. From a practical standpoint, they all start and end at home, so no driving involved. The routes vary by distance, 17 to 50-ish miles,...
04-22-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,924
Posted By BCDrums

...as the wise man breaks wind, and is gone.

...as the wise man breaks wind, and is gone.
04-21-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,253
Posted By BCDrums

All his threads are like that.

All his threads are like that.
04-21-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,924
Posted By BCDrums

Neither. It's your pants caught in the chain. ...

Neither. It's your pants caught in the chain.

Is this another troll fest?
04-20-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,370
Posted By BCDrums

Happy to help. Do you need a quick-link too?...

Happy to help.

Do you need a quick-link too? Might make a roadside chain fix easier. Or so I read.
04-20-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,387
Posted By BCDrums

For you, maybe. Ask an adult for help.

For you, maybe. Ask an adult for help.
04-20-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,370
Posted By BCDrums

So you got a flat, and decided to add a chain...

So you got a flat, and decided to add a chain tool to your kit? How often have you had a chain problem that you could fix on the side of the road?

I am not trying to be hard on you. Everybody has...
04-20-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,387
Posted By BCDrums

You weren't asking me, but I'll reply. I have...

You weren't asking me, but I'll reply. I have replaced two or more middle rings in 30 years on this bike. Buy a nice TA ring and it will last a long time. I have replaced the big ring a few times,...
04-18-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,253
Posted By BCDrums

Agree. I bought this and the Silca...

Agree. I bought this and the Silca knockoff/homage, I prefer the Hirame. Wish I had bought it 30 years ago.


I had the brass Silca chuck for decades. It was difficult to "slip on" with threaded...
04-18-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By BCDrums

Really, that's just how you walk.

Really, that's just how you walk.
04-15-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,387
Posted By BCDrums

Operator error.

Operator error.
04-11-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,741
Posted By BCDrums

I'm hoping you'll eliminate me from further...

I'm hoping you'll eliminate me from further comment. :lol:
04-10-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,741
Posted By BCDrums

You're half right. :lol:

You're half right. :lol:
04-10-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,741
Posted By BCDrums

Not holding my breath. Thankya, thankya...

Not holding my breath.


Thankya, thankya vurry mush.You were dubious when you got here.
Thanks, but I'm all set.

Since the moderators seem to be off for the weekend (and all best to them, and...
04-10-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,741
Posted By BCDrums

It's only a jacket, Your Honor. We plead...

It's only a jacket, Your Honor. We plead insanity. The defense rests.
04-10-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,741
Posted By BCDrums

Blah, blah, blah. It's great that you like...

Blah, blah, blah.

It's great that you like it so much.


:lol:
04-09-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,705
Posted By BCDrums

As the man said, "Wax on, whacks off."...

As the man said, "Wax on, whacks off." :lol:
04-09-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,741
Posted By BCDrums

I wonder who paid the "lab" for these positive...

I wonder who paid the "lab" for these positive test results. Could it be...Helly Hanson? What could they possibly have to gain?

I am talking experience. A waterproof garment is windproof and does...
04-09-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,705
Posted By BCDrums

[color=#222222] The post is not about...

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The post is not about cleaning your drivetrain; it's about cleaning your bike. I took this to mean The Bike, not just the chain and sprockets and rings. It's about the frame, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 15,218
Posted By BCDrums

Never heard of Canyon Bikes until this thread....

Never heard of Canyon Bikes until this thread. Must be behind the curve. Or maybe Canyon is really a tiny part of the bike world.
04-09-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,705
Posted By BCDrums

I don't know how waxing the chain is relevant. I...

I don't know how waxing the chain is relevant. I clean my bike well over the off-season. It doesn't get dirty until I ride in the rain, or on wet roads. When I ride in the rain (unintentionally), I...
04-09-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,741
Posted By BCDrums

Not credible

Your joke is lost on the OP.


Right. Water/windproof is the opposite of breathable. Pick one or the other, and move along.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,149
Posted By BCDrums

Thank you and good night!

And with that, I think my question is answered. Bib shorts have their place. I guess I can wait a while before trying them; I don't have many of the problems that are associated with regular shorts,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,149
Posted By BCDrums

Sorry for the re-hash. My error, should have...

Sorry for the re-hash. My error, should have searched first.


I find Peter quite pleasant, even funny. Never asked him about bib shorts.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,149
Posted By BCDrums

I have not had a junk security issue since I...

I have not had a junk security issue since I switched to Boure shorts about 10 years ago.



Ah, yes, coolness. I am not afflicted with it. I think of this guy:...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,149
Posted By BCDrums

What's good about bib shorts?

I have ridden in cycling shorts for decades, have found them fine, but have never tried bib shorts. What do you like about them over regular shorts? Thanks for your thoughts.
04-05-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By BCDrums

I had this issue once with a 9sp cassette. The...

I had this issue once with a 9sp cassette. The cassette was not seated properly against the rear surface of the free hub. I removed it and re-fitted it a couple of times and the wiggle went away. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,287
Posted By BCDrums

Mango, I applaud your enthusiasm. Now, I'd like...

Mango, I applaud your enthusiasm. Now, I'd like to suggest that you curb it, to avoid hurting yourself and killing the thrill.

If you want to go the distance, lay down some miles that will not...
Forum: Touring
04-03-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,960
Posted By BCDrums

Sheldon was a big guy, though, maybe he...

Sheldon was a big guy, though, maybe he benefitted from a little more give for the glutes.
03-26-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,280
Posted By BCDrums

I am riding every day, since I'm not working from...

I am riding every day, since I'm not working from home. I usually don't start my riding season this early, still chilly in Mass., so I consider these rides as bonus miles in building the base. I see...
03-26-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,280
Posted By BCDrums

My hat's off to you, OTG. Keep riding while you...

My hat's off to you, OTG. Keep riding while you can.
03-25-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By BCDrums

The polite thing is to say Good morning, and...

The polite thing is to say Good morning, and Thank you for your help, and finally, Have a safe day!

And let me wish you a pleasant day too. I hope your middle-school reopens soon.
03-23-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,280
Posted By BCDrums

I am riding daily, though it’s cold here. Will...

I am riding daily, though it’s cold here. Will continue to ride until the cops jail me .
03-23-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,899
Posted By BCDrums

Well, yeah, I guess it is a mind set. But now...

Well, yeah, I guess it is a mind set. But now that the job is done, it's out of my mind for a few more years.


I have learned so much on this thread that I won't have to ask again.

I hope.;)
03-23-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,899
Posted By BCDrums

My plan is to ride this bike and its...

My plan is to ride this bike and its square-tapered, 5-arm crankset into the sunset. Probably have to re-grease the BB one more time before the Final Mile, or twice if I'm lucky.
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