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10-15-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 20,678
Posted By phillman5

KraneXL: How right you are. People tell me "let...

KraneXL: How right you are. People tell me "let it go". But if everybody just 'lets it go' nothing will change!
10-15-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,102
Posted By phillman5

I didn't see it discussed so I thought I through...

I didn't see it discussed so I thought I through in my $0.02. There is a lowering in oxygen concentration with altitude, so most runners do best at sea level. However when biking, the air...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,781
Posted By phillman5

I had a 53/39 on my older '88 bike, and when I...

I had a 53/39 on my older '88 bike, and when I got a new bike a few years ago it came with a 50/34. In Albuquerque we have rolling hills, and when you need to shift the front, thats usually too big...
09-23-19, 03:56 PM
09-23-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,548
Posted By phillman5

flat

I was visiting Ann Arbor to give a talk at UofM and attend a friend's wedding, from Albuquerque. I rode out to Jackson to see my god parents, whom I've never met, it was monday of labor day or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,530
Posted By phillman5

The club I just quit is anything but democratic....

The club I just quit is anything but democratic. One guy just about decides everything, including if we can talk about the TdF, and is the ride leader unless he is not there. I never saw anything put...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,530
Posted By phillman5

Long ago I was a member of more of a 'race club'....

Long ago I was a member of more of a 'race club'. They had a GREAT main sponsor (club name was same as sponsor's) It was a pretty fancy Italian Restaurant that offered club members 1/2 off wine and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 02:49 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,781
Posted By phillman5

Thanks, that what I thought too, and...

Thanks, that what I thought too, and misunderstood the OP.
09-02-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,577
Posted By phillman5

My bother and I rode from Tucson to Ludington Mi...

My bother and I rode from Tucson to Ludington Mi (we crossed the pond via a ferry after visiting several breweries in Milwaukee) in 1975. Since our freewheels needed different removal tools we took...
09-02-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,577
Posted By phillman5

Hmmm, never thought about touring, I just gave my...

Hmmm, never thought about touring, I just gave my 36 hole Phil Wood hubs to a bike shop hat makes up bikes for poor/homeless etc. I am not sure if it would have taken a 7 speed FW, probably should...
09-02-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,684
Posted By phillman5

So it sounds like this cross walk is not at an...

So it sounds like this cross walk is not at an intersection between two streets, but between two intersections. We have one bike path like that. What many have missed here, is with metal cleats on,...
09-02-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,684
Posted By phillman5

I think 'nice' reminders are the way people learn...

I think 'nice' reminders are the way people learn or it reinforces that the offended did something stupid.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,781
Posted By phillman5

Hmm, interesting, never heard of WHR. Is that...

Hmm, interesting, never heard of WHR. Is that your 'waist' or the largest part of your belly? Now after a several year hiatus from cycling and adding up to 40 lbs and a 1.0 WHR, its been keeping the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,781
Posted By phillman5

OP, correct me if I am wrong, but I read original...

OP, correct me if I am wrong, but I read original post "bottom 3 gears" that you don't use the largest three rear gears. Then with a 52x36 would start to use at least the 3rd from largest.

I...
08-26-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,472
Posted By phillman5

Read my original post, I said "I *think* there...

Read my original post, I said "I *think* there is some sort of law that small cups of water are required to be free." I wasn't asserting that was true, I was leaving it up to the reader to...
08-26-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,472
Posted By phillman5

Google it. It does very country to country, and...

Google it. It does very country to country, and state to state.

https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/7082/do-laws-exist-that-say-restaurants-must-serve-customers-who-request-tap-water
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,404
Posted By phillman5

Not really. A local pro rider (invited to the...

Not really. A local pro rider (invited to the Olympics try outs in '88 or maybe '92) and Team TT was his speciality, said the line should almost be continuously changing so you pull for maybe 10...
Forum: Touring
08-26-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,739
Posted By phillman5

Haven't read all the posts here, but spent quite...

Haven't read all the posts here, but spent quite some time reading many. As it looks she is determined, and I wouldn't stop her (though I only have 3 sons and not a daughter).


During my freshman...
08-26-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,472
Posted By phillman5

Some convenience stores around here will have a...

Some convenience stores around here will have a sign up by the soda machine that ice is 25 cents.

I ALWAYS ask first before taking water/ice.

On one of our routes my friend insists on getting...
08-26-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,472
Posted By phillman5

Mountain spring water

Count me in on this. I do think getting a drink down stream is more risky. I've never had a problem and the cool fresh spring water is very refreashing! I'll take some chances in life, this is one...
08-26-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,472
Posted By phillman5

Free water

Actually it kind of is. I think there is some sort of law that small cups of water are required to be free. But if you want a big cup, they can charge you the same as a soda. The 'cups' are one...
08-16-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 20,678
Posted By phillman5

You might not be breaking the law riding on that...

You might not be breaking the law riding on that side walk, and I'm sure a police officer would see your side of the problem.

But on the map you posted, it looks like One Stop Auto Sales is in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 01:15 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,506
Posted By phillman5

1) he didn't make any excuses, like he wasn't...

1) he didn't make any excuses, like he wasn't recovered

2) IT WAS 1975, power meters (or any bike computer) wasn't available!


This whole thread has been on cadence while climbing. I make a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,506
Posted By phillman5

Huh, I am confused. First you say "You need a...

Huh, I am confused. First you say "You need a metric other than speed." But isn't speed the ultimate goal into getting up a hill faster? All PM and HRM do is guide you. Then you say "the object...
08-13-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 20,678
Posted By phillman5

I did my part a couple of years ago. When I first...

I did my part a couple of years ago. When I first heard about 'Rolling Coal' I was flabbergasted! I was pointed to a guy called something Bus Joey that posted videos on YouTube of him 'Rolling Coal'...
08-13-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 20,678
Posted By phillman5

I agree with all you said. But the question is...

I agree with all you said. But the question is why they don't like cyclists, and try to come up with some reasons, and lets try to take those away.
08-13-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 20,678
Posted By phillman5

Paul, Fair enough! Its just when I try...

Paul,
Fair enough! Its just when I try something like that, I'll misjudge the traffic pulse timing and get caught going the wrong way with the pulse coming right at me (and seemingly no out). But it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,506
Posted By phillman5

Terry, See post right above yours by...

Terry,
See post right above yours by balesmachine (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/balesmachine-428222.html) and his friend that had a cadence of 40. Many Time Trialists have a 56 tooth large...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,506
Posted By phillman5

Did you read my whole post, or the one I quoted? ...

Did you read my whole post, or the one I quoted? High cadence is relative, optimum cadance/gear depends on the person, grade and distance. People with slow twitch muscles do better with lower...
08-12-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 20,678
Posted By phillman5

Paul, Can you give one or two good examples of...

Paul,
Can you give one or two good examples of traffic laws you break that serves the greater good of your safety and overall traffic flow?

"There is something about cyclists that just causes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,506
Posted By phillman5

I don't have a climber (and probably sprinter)...

I don't have a climber (and probably sprinter) build. I am about 6' and usually over 200 lbs. I have big thighs, 23.5" circumference. In '75 while training for a cross country ride with my older...
08-12-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,937
Posted By phillman5

Definitely keep the LeMond, as it has sedimental...

Definitely keep the LeMond, as it has sedimental value, and note Greg LeMond is the only American (in the record books) as having won the TdF. (go ahead and flame me, but facts are facts).

Me, I...
08-12-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,990
Posted By phillman5

Tim, I agree with others here, if 24x7z52 was...

Tim,
I agree with others here, if 24x7z52 was in place and known when you signed up, its your problem. If a company switched after that you always have the option to find another employer, or at...
08-12-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,990
Posted By phillman5

Hmmm,

I'd say OP was directly speaking about people like you, what an attitude.
08-12-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,195
Posted By phillman5

I have an '87 or '88 LeMond, bought soon after...

I have an '87 or '88 LeMond, bought soon after they were first available (while he was recuperating after he was shot) from a small shop in Reno, its suppose to have Columus SLX tubing, though a...
08-12-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,195
Posted By phillman5

Homebrew, You shouldn't be doing that, the...

Homebrew,
You shouldn't be doing that, the dropout spread is not correct. By 'forcing' a wider hub onto your frame, the dropouts will be at an angle to the hub flange. A good frame person will not...
08-05-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 20,678
Posted By phillman5

1) Thanks buegelfrei for the text of the Berkley...

1) Thanks buegelfrei for the text of the Berkley law, I sent that to each of my city councilors!


2) I think one way to defuse drivers is not give them anything to steam about. How many of us run...
08-05-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 20,678
Posted By phillman5

I have here in Albuquerque. I was east of town...

I have here in Albuquerque. I was east of town on old 66 that runs parallel to I-40. I heard the whiz of a bullet (so it must have been close), then a gun shot. All I can think is someone on their...
08-05-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,679
Posted By phillman5

Replace the helmet

After 44 years of road cycling I had my first nasty fall last July. Not discussed here so far:

1) you can look all you want at your helmet, but they get hairline fractures which are hard to see. ...
07-22-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,307
Posted By phillman5

I had one of the first (I think) set of Time...

I had one of the first (I think) set of Time Pedals, where the cleats actually screwed into the Time shoes. Those pedals were on four different bikes. If you spun the pedals they would rotate by...
07-22-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,825
Posted By phillman5

Not to try to highjack this thread, but many here...

Not to try to highjack this thread, but many here have referred to their cycle computer for the temp reading. I found mine to be completely inaccurate, reads high when sunlight hits it for a while.
07-22-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,825
Posted By phillman5

After 44 years I am still working on it, problem...

After 44 years I am still working on it, problem is as I age the needs change. I look forward to 2025 now.
06-24-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,220
Posted By phillman5

I have owned a BD Motobecane Le Champion (but...

I have owned a BD Motobecane Le Champion (but with normal brakes) for 2.5 years now.


1) the decal on the seat post doesn't look that bad, but there is also a metal Motobecane riveted on emblem...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,964
Posted By phillman5

I had the same thing happen, same tire, it was in...

I had the same thing happen, same tire, it was in the side wall not much above the rim. Its was not the brake rubbing! However I had hit something months ago that caused a flat, so I figure it just...
06-24-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 24,252
Posted By phillman5

I am in the same position. I don't live in a...

I am in the same position. I don't live in a major metropolitan city. What's a MUP? I've seen it used for the first time today, in three different threads. I even asked my Dallas resident...
05-06-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,034
Posted By phillman5

I agree. It not the material wear and tear I am...

I agree. It not the material wear and tear I am concerned about. My wife does laundry maybe every other week, I ride 3 - 4 times a week, I don't have 8 kits!

So I get back from a ride, start the...
04-22-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,586
Posted By phillman5

In Texas the Shiner GASP is ride with free beer...

In Texas the Shiner GASP is ride with free beer at the end. Its May 4th this year.
01-16-18, 01:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,739
Posted By phillman5

My first suggestion was the paper hole punch, and...

My first suggestion was the paper hole punch, and the Harbor Freight punch set was my second (both already mentioned, but I second both of them). I do like the spent brass idea too!
12-04-17, 12:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,463
Posted By phillman5

From my limited experience I would have to agree....

From my limited experience I would have to agree. My Campy 11 speed hub is way older and I have not had to touch it, one year on this Mavic hub and its screaming bloody murder.



Who is...
11-26-17, 07:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,463
Posted By phillman5

Well so far so good using the sewing machine oil...

Well so far so good using the sewing machine oil I mentioned. But the main reason for this post is my though amazement at the small pawls that are near the center of the wheel, and they drive the...
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