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10-14-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,702
Posted By Litespud

Given that half the time the dog is already...

Given that half the time the dog is already giving chase before I have even registered it's presence, hard to know how it's smelling the fear I'm not yet feeling. They can see into the future, I...
10-14-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,702
Posted By Litespud

"there really is no such thing as a bad...

"there really is no such thing as a bad dog...just bad dog owners"
Sure, but is trying to shake that fundamentally good, but misunderstood hound off your back wheel the best time to be pondering...
10-10-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,607
Posted By Litespud

You're dreaming if you think you're going to hop...

You're dreaming if you think you're going to hop off your bike, pull a knife and dispatch 1-2 Rottweilers. Same with the club - unless you're extremely lucky, you'll just piss them off. I think in...
10-09-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,870
Posted By Litespud

I think it's temperature - I did my usual 31 mile...

I think it's temperature - I did my usual 31 mile Tuesday evening loop in slightly chilly (60s) temps, and it was awesome. I set my 3rd fastest climb on our local "hill-shaped object" - 2 seconds off...
10-08-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,636
Posted By Litespud

Depending on the model, of course, but Rolexes...

Depending on the model, of course, but Rolexes hold their value pretty well. What Rolex has done very well is promulgate the myth that theyíre ďthe bestĒ. Theyíre very good, certainly, but there are...
10-07-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 939
Posted By Litespud

braking considerations aren't for slowing down...

braking considerations aren't for slowing down under controlled conditions - they're when you have to slam on the brakes due to some unforeseen circumstance - it's at that point the weight of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Litespud

Whatís the filler in the second fork made of? If...

Whatís the filler in the second fork made of? If itís metal, it might be structural. If itís something softer, then itís likely just the fill the gap. In that case, if it makes you feel better, buy...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,207
Posted By Litespud

Colnago Master in a heartbeat, with the De Rosa a...

Colnago Master in a heartbeat, with the De Rosa a close second. The only thing against the Colnago (for me) is that Iíd cry like a baby the first time it got scratched - my current raw Ti ride is...
10-05-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,342
Posted By Litespud

Iíll ride down to maybe 32F - if I have to dress...

Iíll ride down to maybe 32F - if I have to dress like the Michelin Man to get out on the bike, Iím not going to enjoy it, so whatís the point? My max cold weather kit comprises two short-sleeve...
10-03-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By Litespud

Leave more than 3mm above the stem at this point...

Leave more than 3mm above the stem at this point - until you've ridden the bike, with the bars and brifters in the desired positions, it's going to be hard to fine-tune your stem position - you want...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By Litespud

If this is on Ebay, it used to be a fairly common...

If this is on Ebay, it used to be a fairly common scam strategy to reduce the sale price but jack up the shipping cost, because the seller did not pay Ebay fees on shipping. $100 to ship a wheel...
10-03-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By Litespud

First-off - good for you for taking this on - if...

First-off - good for you for taking this on - if you're any way mechanically inclined, it's pretty straightforward and very satisfying.
A couple of things - a torque wrench for most automotive...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By Litespud

I lived in LR 2001-2007, so spanned the...

I lived in LR 2001-2007, so spanned the construction of the bridge. I found the cycling around LR to be excellent - you could head west into rolling terrain, or east for dead flat (of course, you got...
09-28-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,180
Posted By Litespud

And since I donít speak Italian, I also donít...

And since I donít speak Italian, I also donít understand what Italian bike owners say.....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By Litespud

Excellent old-school ride that brings back...

Excellent old-school ride that brings back memories. When I got back into cycling in 1995/6, a number of the people I rode with had these. I was on a De Bernardi with 8 sp Athena DT shifting - didn't...
09-27-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,623
Posted By Litespud

Here in NC itíll start to get chilly, but we...

Here in NC itíll start to get chilly, but we seldom see snow or even seriously icy roads. Soon time to dig out the arm warmers and tights, but thatís about it - just a slightly different riding vibe,...
09-21-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,713
Posted By Litespud

Thatís not correct - going from 170 to 160 means...

Thatís not correct - going from 170 to 160 means that the pedal is now 10mm higher at the bottom of the stroke. Therefore, to maintain the same leg extension at the bottom of the stroke, the saddle...
09-11-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By Litespud

You just want to gently radius the lower edge of...

You just want to gently radius the lower edge of the stem. Assuming itís aluminum, sandpaper will do the job fine. Start with something like 120 and finish with something much finer - 400-600 maybe....
09-04-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,257
Posted By Litespud

That would explain the scarring :(

That would explain the scarring :(
09-04-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,257
Posted By Litespud

Years ago I took the skin off my shoulder having...

Years ago I took the skin off my shoulder having taken a slide through some gravel - took ~3 months for the skin around the edges to grow in and meet in the middle (was told much later that this was...
08-29-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,147
Posted By Litespud

Southern geographically, but less so culturally

Southern geographically, but less so culturally
08-29-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,259
Posted By Litespud

IIRC, the Pyrenees are younger, sharper and...

IIRC, the Pyrenees are younger, sharper and steeper than older, more worn-down ranges like the Alps. Pyrenean climbs tend to be steeper as a result. No mystery.
08-25-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By Litespud

Iíll generally ride down to about freezing, as...

Iíll generally ride down to about freezing, as long as the weather is otherwise decent. Iím in central NC, so winters are relatively benign. I went out in 25 degrees once and got about a half- mile...
08-22-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,434
Posted By Litespud

Doesn't the added lead slow you down on climbs?

Doesn't the added lead slow you down on climbs?
08-21-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,173
Posted By Litespud

The problem is that switching to a 50 isnít going...

The problem is that switching to a 50 isnít going to help his climbing - he needs to extend his low gearing, and that means either a smaller small ring (not possible with his current 135 BCD crank)...
08-21-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,173
Posted By Litespud

My standard drivetrain is a Chorus 10 with a...

My standard drivetrain is a Chorus 10 with a 12-23 cassette and a 50/39 crankset (replaced the standard 53 with a TA 50). I swap in a 13/29 cassette if I know I’m going to be doing a particularly...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,848
Posted By Litespud

That's not quite what was said. Given that we...

That's not quite what was said. Given that we don't know how your current chain length was measured, your drivetrain might be at its limit with your current 28 sprocket. A 30 sprocket will be within...
08-15-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 882
Posted By Litespud

Wonít work - since the cassette spins the same...

Wonít work - since the cassette spins the same direction as the lock ring unscrews - hence the use of a chin whip to hold the cassette
08-13-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By Litespud

Only if youíre traveling at constant speed on...

Only if youíre traveling at constant speed on level ground. Any time youíre starting off, accelerating, decelerating or traveling on an incline, the weight of the trailer absolutely comes into play
08-08-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,388
Posted By Litespud

My Yakima roof rack has built in locks for the...

My Yakima roof rack has built in locks for the rail mounts and the front fork clamp. These will likely deter the opportunistic thief, but the more committed thief could defeat these easily enough. If...
08-06-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,142
Posted By Litespud

Tricks is to carry at least 2 cartridges. Itís a...

Tricks is to carry at least 2 cartridges. Itís a good practice anyway, less for if you get two flats, but more for if you fluff the first inflation. FWIW, though, Iíve never come across a dud...
08-01-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By Litespud

Harbor freight usually has a bunch of small parts...

Harbor freight usually has a bunch of small parts storage solutions for less $ than the big box hardware stores
07-27-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By Litespud

Just fully deflate the tire so the bead...

Just fully deflate the tire so the bead disengages from the rim, grab the tire in one hand, the rim in the other, and wiggle the tire side to side while pulling the tire in the desired direction. You...
07-23-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,021
Posted By Litespud

I rode with a guy a while back who had...

I rode with a guy a while back who had essentially a half right hand - no fingers and half a palm, so he only had use of his left hand. Iirc he had a splitter enabling the left lever to operate both...
07-23-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,273
Posted By Litespud

A pipe cutter works great with softer metals like...

A pipe cutter works great with softer metals like Al or copper - somewhat more laborious with steel, although it'll work eventually. What's wrong with simply sawing it, with a tool designed to cut...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,425
Posted By Litespud

I use these small inexpensive blinkers...

I use these small inexpensive blinkers...
07-21-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By Litespud

Do you mean that the tire is mm away from the...

Do you mean that the tire is mm away from the left chainstay (the horizontal part of the frame extending rearward from the bottom bracket) rather than the dropout (the part through which the rear...
07-20-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,327
Posted By Litespud

I had the same issue with a drywall screw. I was...

I had the same issue with a drywall screw. I was ~5 miles from home, so I swapped out the tube, which held, but you could see tube through the hole in the inflated tire. I booted the tire with a...
07-19-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,777
Posted By Litespud

Itíll get to 96F tomorrow. Our regular group ride...

Itíll get to 96F tomorrow. Our regular group ride (~50 mi) heads out at 8, which is too late for me. Iíll probably head out at 6 for a solo ~70, aiming to get back around 10. Itíll still be hot by...
Replies: 68
Views: 7,251
Posted By Litespud

When I buy stuff in Europe (I live in the US), it...

When I buy stuff in Europe (I live in the US), it can go a couple of ways. If I order online for shipping directly to the US, the seller may offer with/without VAT pricing (usually does, in my...
07-15-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,554
Posted By Litespud

Some free hubs are simply noisier than others -...

Some free hubs are simply noisier than others - depends on the design, materials, grease etc etc - I wouldnít necessarily equate noisiness with quality - Campag & DT tend to be noisy, Shimano tends...
07-15-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,133
Posted By Litespud

Iíll use common-or-garden auto grease if I have...

Iíll use common-or-garden auto grease if I have the cables out, otherwise I invert the bike on the stand and drip oil into the housing, working the levers to draw it in
07-12-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,588
Posted By Litespud

I pretty much won’t bother for anything less than...

I pretty much won’t bother for anything less than 30 miles. Anything 50+ is a “good ride”.
i have highish blood pressure - “prehypertension” - but right now my hp is at the low end for my age (56-...
07-11-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,954
Posted By Litespud

I'm assuming that this is a non-QR wheel, and...

I'm assuming that this is a non-QR wheel, and that OP is distinguishing axle lock nuts (the "inner locknuts") from the actual wheel nuts (by this logic, the "outer lock nuts")
07-11-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,954
Posted By Litespud

the cones usually have flats for use with a cone...

the cones usually have flats for use with a cone wrench (usually 15mm, IME) to immobilize the cone as you tighten down the lock nut (usually a 17mm), In my experience, the cone tends to back out...
07-11-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,100
Posted By Litespud

"common" to two or more things is that it is a...

"common" to two or more things is that it is a characteristic shared by those things - like when things have a characteristic in common - in this context, sudden failure, as opposed to slow failure,...
07-10-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,100
Posted By Litespud

I have a 20 year old bike with >50,000 miles on...

I have a 20 year old bike with >50,000 miles on it. I garage doored it ~6 years ago, which prompted replacement of the carbon fork. Wheels are ~15 years old. Fastest descent IIRC was ~48 mph, and I...
07-09-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,132
Posted By Litespud

I spray on SPF100 before every ride during summer...

I spray on SPF100 before every ride during summer - keeps my farmers tan down to a swarm of freckles in a field of light brown. As a pale Paddy, I got roasted so often as a child I'm amazed that I'm...
07-05-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,188
Posted By Litespud

Chapel Hill to Saxapahaw and back, stopping off...

Chapel Hill to Saxapahaw and back, stopping off for coffee about half way. 71miles @ 18 mph average. Set off @ 6.45 to beat the heat. Nice solo ride
07-05-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,246
Posted By Litespud

Beano contains the enzyme alpha-galactisidase....

Beano contains the enzyme alpha-galactisidase. There is no charcoal in Beano
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