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01-23-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By Kedosto

If youíve been off the bike and are just...

If youíve been off the bike and are just returning, Iíd recommend you get your cycling skills up to par before moving to clipless pedals. You can do that in just about any rubber soled shoes you...
01-23-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Kedosto

A shoe repair shop can apply sections of genuine...

A shoe repair shop can apply sections of genuine shoe sole, vulcanizing it in place. Typically they will grind down the worn tread to create an even base and then vulcanize the new rubber on top. ...
01-23-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 275
Posted By Kedosto

The way you guys are posting it’s like none of...

The way you guys are posting it’s like none of you have ever spent any time reading Amazon product descriptions. So many of them are so comically bad it’s a wonder they sell anything. I guess the...
01-23-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 240
Posted By Kedosto

That Domane is a solid choice. Unless youíre...

That Domane is a solid choice. Unless youíre planning on paying your bills with bike race earnings, the trivial amount of difference is, well, trivial. People here and many other places will whine...
01-23-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By Kedosto

Go HERE, (http://www.bikegeo.net) and enter in...

Go HERE, (http://www.bikegeo.net) and enter in all of the relevant geo data. You can configure your Troll right to the millimeter by playing with shims and stem length and rise. The only thing this...
01-23-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By Kedosto

Actually, Iíd like to see the process. If...

Actually, Iíd like to see the process. If nothing else, it will bring about a discussion on products and techniques. Currently, I simply spray a multipurpose cleaner (Pledge or Windex) on a...
Forum: Foo
01-23-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 232
Posted By Kedosto

Kirby, baby! Nothing beats the total body...

Kirby, baby! Nothing beats the total body workout of that 25lb stainless beauty.


-Kedosto
Forum: Foo
01-23-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 228
Posted By Kedosto

I would suggest a long bike ride (if they’re up...

I would suggest a long bike ride (if they’re up to the challenge) or perhaps a short tour this summer. Neither will work if they’re not already cyclists. Otherwise, I’ll echo the more nature based...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By Kedosto

Yep. Locks just keep honest people honest. ...

Yep. Locks just keep honest people honest. Predictability invites thieves, no matter how strong the lock.


-Kedosto
01-23-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By Kedosto

So you’ve stripped it down to the frame in order...

So you’ve stripped it down to the frame in order to clean it? That’s a level of dedication I don’t think I could ever muster. Perhaps a few pix would help tell the full story.


-Kedosto
01-23-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By Kedosto

I guess it must be an engineering impossibility...

I guess it must be an engineering impossibility to design a traditional tubeless tire with an integrated latex or butyl inner layer. Sadly, we can put a man on the moon and condense the entire...
01-23-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 382
Posted By Kedosto

As an SF Bay Area commuter, I’ve been able to...

As an SF Bay Area commuter, I’ve been able to tough it out through our wickedly harsh 40-ish degree light drizzles. Nothing builds character like a little adversity, eh?

Honestly, I have a...
01-23-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 382
Posted By Kedosto

Not just secured well but isolated with nylon or...

Not just secured well but isolated with nylon or leather washers, both inside and out. Metal fenders can be mounted to ride silently with attention to detail.


-Kedosto
Forum: Commuting
01-23-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By Kedosto

Well, 2019 found my usual 6k-ish miles waaay...

Well, 2019 found my usual 6k-ish miles waaay down. Suffering a pulmonary embolism (PE) in July with a resulting left lower lobe infarct really knocked me for a loop. I managed to get some miles in...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 194
Posted By Kedosto

Wow! Beautiful bike. Tastefully done with...

Wow! Beautiful bike. Tastefully done with components reflecting a thoughtful approach. Who says commuters have to be any less beautiful? Have you considered Portland Design water bottle cages?...
01-23-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By Kedosto

Champagne taste requires more than a beer budget....

Champagne taste requires more than a beer budget.


-Kedosto
Forum: Commuting
01-21-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Kedosto

Geniuses! They removed the trees and put up the...

Geniuses! They removed the trees and put up the sign. :wtf:

-Kedosto
01-21-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By Kedosto

Nipple rings? Because youíre worth it Iíll...

Nipple rings? Because youíre worth it Iíll assume theyíre LíOreal.


-Kedosto
*got nuthiní*
01-20-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,178
Posted By Kedosto

I appreciate your points (well stated) and see...

I appreciate your points (well stated) and see nothing wrong with your opinion. However, there are times when all one wants is a simple pencil and paper and not a scientific calculator. I came into...
01-20-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,065
Posted By Kedosto

Not touching this one. -Kedosto

Not touching this one.


-Kedosto
01-20-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 379
Posted By Kedosto

On bikes where my body position is essentially...

On bikes where my body position is essentially the same (road, touring, etc) I have the same saddle. The saddle I feel most comfortable with on an MTB is different because my body position is...
01-19-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,178
Posted By Kedosto

Seriously? All this talk about GPS and phone...

Seriously? All this talk about GPS and phone pairing and heart rate monitoring when he needs nothing more than a basic cheapo (which is what he said he wanted).

About $50 bucks will get you a...
Forum: Touring
01-19-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By Kedosto

Just remember, not every mfg’s “40mm” tire is a...

Just remember, not every mfg’s “40mm” tire is a true 40mm. Some 38’s can run up to 42 and some 42’s can be as narrow as 37. Conti’s made in India are notoriously undersized. When uncertain, I’ve...
01-19-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By Kedosto

At that kind of discount, I’d buy it. I’m a long...

At that kind of discount, I’d buy it. I’m a long time Specialized fan and have never had an issue with their frames. Ever. Their stock wheels, however, have been disappointing these last several...
01-18-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By Kedosto

Cheapest option is to just swap in a new 10 speed...

Cheapest option is to just swap in a new 10 speed cassette (11-34) and maybe a smaller chainring up front. As stated above, you’ll need the gs version derailleur so if yours isn’t the longer gs...
01-18-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By Kedosto

Exercise-related transient abdominal pain (ETAP),...

Exercise-related transient abdominal pain (ETAP), aka “side stitch.” Not entirely understood, but the common theory is liver hypertension. Your intense physical activity created more blood flow...
01-18-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Kedosto

Advocating for the devil here, but is this lock...

Advocating for the devil here, but is this lock and chain comically large and heavy? Something like that is bound to draw comments or questions. And if the purpose of said lock and chain is to...
Forum: Foo
01-18-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 387
Posted By Kedosto

Anybody else getting the "Window entry alarm...

Anybody else getting the "Window entry alarm detected. Contact monitoring station at (link)..."

They almost got me with this one. We have an alarm system and it's monitored but a microsecond...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 760
Posted By Kedosto

I stay out of the way when riding. If I can't...

I stay out of the way when riding. If I can't stay out of the way, I take the lane. For me, there's nothing in between. Honking doesn't change anything. Placing myself in a situation where I'm...
01-16-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,093
Posted By Kedosto

Build it. Post a pic of it. I'll let you know...

Build it. Post a pic of it. I'll let you know if I like it. ;)

Actually, I'm kinda into a classic frame with modern components and style. Picture a classic late 80's, early 90's Ferrari red...
01-16-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,862
Posted By Kedosto

Hell, I've asked for rooms specifically on the...

Hell, I've asked for rooms specifically on the ground floor just so it would be easier to roll it in from the lot. As mentioned above, don't be using the towels as rags and be mindful of the carpet...
01-03-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By Kedosto

Best. Gift. Ever. This woman really, REALLY...

Best. Gift. Ever. This woman really, REALLY loves you. You're one of the richest men in the world. :thumb:


-Kedosto
01-02-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,792
Posted By Kedosto

Go here...

Go here (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/) and ask. IMO whatever you're interested in doing is enough. If you're expecting to generate profit you'll be...
12-26-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,953
Posted By Kedosto

Iíll admit, that got a chuckle outta me. :lol: ...

Iíll admit, that got a chuckle outta me. :lol:


-Kedosto
12-26-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,816
Posted By Kedosto

Touchť. Youíve pretty much nailed it. ...

Touchť. Youíve pretty much nailed it.


-Kedosto
12-26-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 755
Posted By Kedosto

Just posting to echo the “sustainability”...

Just posting to echo the “sustainability” opinions. If you work within the bounds of “happy with what I’m doing,” you’re more likely to keep doing it. Eventually, whatever level you’re working at...
12-26-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,816
Posted By Kedosto

Good for him for not buying into the manufactured...

Good for him for not buying into the manufactured hysterics. Good for her for receiving a nice Christmas present. Let’s hope everyone gets back to minding their own business.


-Kedosto
12-26-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,953
Posted By Kedosto

Wait, what?! That orange color is gorgeous. ...

Wait, what?!

That orange color is gorgeous. And that headbadge... I need details. Is there a bragging thread you can point me to?

-Kedosto
12-26-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,953
Posted By Kedosto

Thanks. We were due for yet another pic of your...

Thanks. We were due for yet another pic of your bike. I was getting nervous you might not get another one in before year end. :D


-Kedosto
12-26-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 517
Posted By Kedosto

Every mfg has a version of this bike. In typical...

Every mfg has a version of this bike. In typical C’dale fashion, theirs is a refined, quality made, very expensive take on the genre. It’s nothing I would be interested in, but with the marketing...
12-23-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 687
Posted By Kedosto

In my experience, tubes don’t last very long if...

In my experience, tubes don’t last very long if they’re not in at least somewhat regular use. Too often I’ll acquire a neglected bike, covered in dust and cobwebs and if I try to just air up the...
12-21-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,052
Posted By Kedosto

I donít feel like Iím done, but I completely...

I donít feel like Iím done, but I completely understand your situation. If it doesnít feel right, you shouldnít be doing it. The points youíve made are reasonable and you have excellent...
12-10-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,046
Posted By Kedosto

You can end the thread right here. Anyone...

You can end the thread right here.

Anyone wearing earbuds wonít hear anything less than an air horn anyway.


-Kedosto
Forum: Commuting
12-10-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,394
Posted By Kedosto

Now that was different. Thanks for the smile! ...

Now that was different. Thanks for the smile!


-Kedosto
Forum: Commuting
12-10-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By Kedosto

Trelock Trigo. Available from German online...

Trelock Trigo. Available from German online retailers. Priced right, packs well, and quality built.

-Kedosto
Forum: Commuting
12-08-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,544
Posted By Kedosto

Shimano PD-T700 or PD-T400. The two models are...

Shimano PD-T700 or PD-T400. The two models are part of the “Click’r” line which are supposedly an easier release design. They come with SH-56 cleats which are multi directional release. I crank...
12-08-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,749
Posted By Kedosto

It’s happened. I can’t recall when or where it...

It’s happened. I can’t recall when or where it happened last. I ride in a manner that keeps me out of drivers’ way for the most part. When it happens I smile and wave enthusiastically. If the...
Forum: Foo
12-07-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2,420
Views: 90,383
Posted By Kedosto

You won't see any changes in the P-wave if the...

You won't see any changes in the P-wave if the tip of the catheter is in the azygous vein.


-Kedosto
12-07-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,756
Posted By Kedosto

A lot of shops have a trainer sitting off in a...

A lot of shops have a trainer sitting off in a corner somewhere. Before I spent a dime on a bike for a 72 yo who “does not appear to be in shape or at all athletic” I’d have her show me a solid 20...
Forum: Foo
12-07-19, 12:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 927
Posted By Kedosto

They don’t call it “the bleeding edge” for...

They don’t call it “the bleeding edge” for nothing. Early adopters often pay with more than money. How bad do you want it? Apple’s always been ready to bet the market will do whatever it takes to...
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