Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: zowie
Showing results 1 to 50 of 831
Search took 1.38 seconds.
08-28-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By zowie

Interesting. I'll probably get the most...

Interesting.

I'll probably get the most rugged analog casio I can find for under $50 rather than spend a lot for something that may not hold up.

Rubbery band vs. NATO-type?
Forum: Commuting
08-27-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,944
Posted By zowie

I wear an old pair for cycling. Never had...

I wear an old pair for cycling.
Never had glasses get seriously damaged biking but I think the exposure to sweat, sun, dirt, gnats, sand makes them grow shoddy-looking faster.
And sun block seems...
08-26-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By zowie

Analog (analogue) watch for cycling

What do folks think would be a good old school watch for riding, road biking in particular.

Interested in people's views of either a style in general or a particular brand/model.

Quartz,...
08-12-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 677
Posted By zowie

Maybe your cables or shifter are getting worn. ...

Maybe your cables or shifter are getting worn. (Shifters last a long time, cables not so much and they're cheap to replace.)
Forum: Foo
08-09-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,666
Posted By zowie

It wasn't cool when everyone was doing it. Moms...

It wasn't cool when everyone was doing it.
Moms were taking endless pictures of their kids with point and shoots.
The dark room was nerdy, not hip.
False nostalgia, like what's driving sales of...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,728
Posted By zowie

My commuter has belt drive and drum brakes so I...

My commuter has belt drive and drum brakes so I don't do anything.

But on my other bikes, like most have said.
Wipe off and re-lube chain. Maybe a couple drops on other pivot points.
Wipe...
08-05-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,316
Posted By zowie

This has been debated endlessly in certain...

This has been debated endlessly in certain corners and has as much to do with how you define terms as the known science. I think it's half right. If one can eat the regular lousy western diet and...
08-05-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,991
Posted By zowie

It's more than that, for me. If I've ridden a...

It's more than that, for me. If I've ridden a bike many 1000s of miles I'll have gotten physically comfortable on it for all day riding.
Some new bikes take a long time and maybe costly parts swaps...
08-05-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,240
Posted By zowie

It saves time if you patch a few tubes at once. I...

It saves time if you patch a few tubes at once. I get a few flats a year and patch them all at once during the winter. Then I have my supply of spares for the next year.
07-29-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,128
Posted By zowie

Have you seen most 100-yr-olds? I don't want to...

Have you seen most 100-yr-olds? I don't want to be them. "Luckily" the men of my family rarely make it out of their 60s and never hit 80.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,289
Posted By zowie

You said trainer but I got house brand rollers...

You said trainer but I got house brand rollers pretty cheap and they're more fun.
07-29-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,240
Posted By zowie

I don't have a number-of-patches limit....

I don't have a number-of-patches limit. Practically, I think the most has been 3, maybe 4, before the tube starts getting dry, the valve gets damaged, or it gets unpatch-able damage and I toss it for...
07-29-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,937
Posted By zowie

They were called Biopace. I still seem them...

They were called Biopace. I still seem them sometimes on old bikes locked at the transit station.
I just assume because they were a thing for a little while and then totally disappeared until...
07-26-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,314
Posted By zowie

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/633x507/surrey_9da1ce77c0382632ce1ccd7806a3970c4434dbce.jpg
07-26-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,037
Posted By zowie

Woodstock is way better than Bethel, regardless...

Woodstock is way better than Bethel, regardless that the festival didn't take place there.
07-26-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,861
Posted By zowie

Just the domestic stuff, thank you very much.

Just the domestic stuff, thank you very much.
07-26-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,937
Posted By zowie

Nice bike. People like to make things...

Nice bike.
People like to make things complicated.
At that weight, ballpark would be around the max for good pavement. Drop it a bit for rougher roads or hard dirt.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By zowie

Average. Some years I ride 2.

Average. Some years I ride 2.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By zowie

15 years and 15k on Sora brifters. Still work...

15 years and 15k on Sora brifters. Still work fine.
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,184
Posted By zowie

I didn't know that, but over 6 months. I ride the...

I didn't know that, but over 6 months. I ride the bike 3-5 times a week but only a few miles each day. Will see how things are after a good mechanic has gotten to them.
Forum: Commuting
07-18-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,184
Posted By zowie

My Sturmey drums have inadequate stopping power. ...

My Sturmey drums have inadequate stopping power. I'm taking the bike into the shop soon, maybe they're not adjusted right.
07-18-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,745
Posted By zowie

Draft Kings on line in NJ is taking a dizzying...

Draft Kings on line in NJ is taking a dizzying array of TDF bets.
07-18-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,314
Posted By zowie

Decades of spoke and rim problems ended for me...

Decades of spoke and rim problems ended for me when I found an expert wheel builder. Nothing super fancy. 36 spokes. 105 hubs. Mavic rims. ~$500. 1000s of trouble-free miles with only a rare truing....
07-02-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,825
Posted By zowie

Think Like a Freak (book) discusses this...

Think Like a Freak (book) discusses this revolting topic.
Unfortunately, though at the early stages, there seems to be something to it.
07-02-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,723
Posted By zowie

I was wondering what was going on over there....

I was wondering what was going on over there. Thought it was engineering related.
Replies: 26
Views: 4,597
Posted By zowie

I often get higher elevation gain in rwgps then...

I often get higher elevation gain in rwgps then any other method, and never lower. I've just gotten into my head what rwgps numbers feel like when I ride them.

Recently I did an out and back and...
07-02-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,723
Posted By zowie

Where was/is this?

Where was/is this?
Forum: Northeast
06-11-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,330
Posted By zowie

Thank you jpescatore. I've done the DC to...

Thank you jpescatore. I've done the DC to Annapolis piece. Some inviting photos!
Forum: Northeast
06-05-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,330
Posted By zowie

Thank you very much. Will look carefully at that.

Thank you very much. Will look carefully at that.
Forum: Northeast
06-05-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,330
Posted By zowie

No, it doesn't. I wasn't so clear. Schuylkill for...

No, it doesn't. I wasn't so clear. Schuylkill for Valley Forge to central Phila. Would then go to Trenton or Washington's Crossing to cross.
06-04-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,816
Posted By zowie

Not sure that's correct. I think chloride is...

Not sure that's correct. I think chloride is another electrolyte you need to maintain.
06-04-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,816
Posted By zowie

Potato chips, which I won't indulge in otherwise,...

Potato chips, which I won't indulge in otherwise, are excellent when it's hot. Sodium, potassium, plus of course carbs. Check the package - nutrition varies with brand/variety.

Hard boiled eggs...
Forum: Northeast
06-04-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,330
Posted By zowie

If anyone has any advice for routes, lodging or...

If anyone has any advice for routes, lodging or pitfalls to avoid . . . I'm thinking about going DC area (MD suburbs) to NYC next month via York PA. "Credit card" trip with minimal luggage.

Day...
04-29-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,476
Posted By zowie

If you've done 80 miles successfully, then you...

If you've done 80 miles successfully, then you just need to up whatever you used for that by 20-25%. Don't overthink it, and real food is fine.

I only break out the high tech slurps if it's really...
04-29-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,074
Posted By zowie

WTF is wrong with people.

WTF is wrong with people.
04-18-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,074
Posted By zowie

Someone did this a few years back in Prospect...

Someone did this a few years back in Prospect Park in Brooklyn and hurt someone.
04-18-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,984
Posted By zowie

Very possibly the same birds. Some birds can...

Very possibly the same birds. Some birds can remember a person who disturbed them and later pick him out of a crowd, and crows are especially smart.
04-18-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,984
Posted By zowie

I got hit by a fairly large butterfly. Left an...

I got hit by a fairly large butterfly. Left an orange smudge.
Replies: 29
Views: 4,587
Posted By zowie

How does one treat this once it sets in?

How does one treat this once it sets in?
04-02-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,310
Posted By zowie

Thx for the response. The Touring was discounted...

Thx for the response. The Touring was discounted a few years ago and really wasn't bad until lately.

What I want is to NOT be rerouted when I go off course. I want to backtrack and go back to the...
04-01-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,310
Posted By zowie

How is it for following a pre-loaded route? If...

How is it for following a pre-loaded route?
If I load a route I want to stay on, not recalculate if I miss a turn and send me on some new route.
Using a garmin edge touring, but it's become...
Forum: Northeast
03-20-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,232
Posted By zowie

I never felt safe on the sections without...

I never felt safe on the sections without shoulder.
02-17-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,381
Posted By zowie

To pile on, you may be able to obtain major...

To pile on, you may be able to obtain major improvements from better pedaling technique if that's something you're lacking in. But clipless isn't necessary to accomplish that.
02-15-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,938
Posted By zowie

I like your sig quote!

I like your sig quote!
02-08-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,938
Posted By zowie

Baseball in one ear during the summer. Cheap-o...

Baseball in one ear during the summer. Cheap-o buds because they don't need to sound good and occasionally get damaged.
It's not that it enhances my riding, like music might. I just don't want to...
Replies: 10
Views: 2,110
Posted By zowie

You can measure completion of a project in...

You can measure completion of a project in various ways, including % cost, % time and % materials.
Forum: Commuting
02-05-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15,263
Views: 11,011,782
Posted By zowie

You are right about that. I'd never have a seat...

You are right about that. I'd never have a seat like this on my road bikes. But for the sub-10 mile rides I use this for it's fine.
01-31-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,297
Posted By zowie

Long steady rides, and short intensity on the...

Long steady rides, and short intensity on the treadmill (or, rarely, outside).

The cycling contains some built-in intervals -- the hills.

Long is a virtue, but slow is not. Go at a pace that...
01-31-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,114
Posted By zowie

It's just a category of weight, not fitness,...

It's just a category of weight, not fitness, fatness or moral qualities. "Way to hurt a guy" is a little offensive.
01-30-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,030
Posted By zowie

In my seat bag so it's there if I need it but...

In my seat bag so it's there if I need it but otherwise doesn't disturb my ride.
Showing results 1 to 50 of 831
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.