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01-18-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
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: 5
Views: 114
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: 175
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: 12
Views: 223
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: 17
Views: 277
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: 26
Views: 603
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: 43
Views: 950
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: 482
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: 1,766
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: 1,929
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: 1,781
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: 738
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: 1,781
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: 1,929
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: 1,929
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: 502
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: 684
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: 139
Views: 10,604
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: 2,026
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: 1,375
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: 368
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: 1,426
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: 1,736
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: 2,417
Views: 90,302
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: 1,733
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: 907
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...
Forum: Foo
12-06-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By Kedosto

Silence of the Yams... Dr Hannibal Lecter: ...

Silence of the Yams...

Dr Hannibal Lecter: “Well Clarice, have the yams stopped screaming?”



-Kedosto
Forum: Commuting
12-06-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,467
Posted By Kedosto

Clearly the only practical solution here is to...

Clearly the only practical solution here is to buy an additional bike. N+1. Problem solved.


-Kedosto
12-06-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Kedosto

Wrap everything up in a towel or rag so you can...

Wrap everything up in a towel or rag so you can catch it so it doesn’t fly off then push it harder. There’s a small tab on the bottom of the barfly that holds it from slipping out and sometimes the...
12-06-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Kedosto

You’re pushing it in the correct direction, yes? ...

You’re pushing it in the correct direction, yes? It slips off AWAY from the handlebar. Otherwise, I got nuthin’.



-Kedosto
12-04-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 10,337
Posted By Kedosto

Pfft! So much fail. I'm buying my wife a vacuum...

Pfft! So much fail. I'm buying my wife a vacuum cleaner for less than HALF the price of one of those lame Pelotons. Think of the exercise she'll get workin' that plastic beauty all over the house....
12-03-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By Kedosto

Meh. The problem is they have to have whatever...

Meh. The problem is they have to have whatever bike you're considering already in their database. I like BikeGeo (http://www.bikegeo.net/) better. True, you have to enter the data fields yourself,...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By Kedosto

While I don't currently have any plans for...

While I don't currently have any plans for another trip up the coast, If I find myself heading north I'll probably give it a try instead of the ferry out of Alameda. I know in the fall the winds can...
11-25-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,011
Posted By Kedosto

Specialized Phenom FTW! I have a Phenom on three...

Specialized Phenom FTW! I have a Phenom on three different bikes. Specialized Power is pretty good too, but I only had one for a short time before selling the bike it was on.

I finally picked up...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,331
Posted By Kedosto

My commute riding is sharply focused on safety...

My commute riding is sharply focused on safety and conducted with a nuanced balance of practicality and legality. I do nothing which would compromise my safety. Well, aside from the fact that I...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,288
Posted By Kedosto

Rain-X. First, clean your glasses using a...

Rain-X. First, clean your glasses using a solution of vinegar and water. Don’t use ammonia based glass cleaner. Then apply the Rain-X according to the instructions. Be sure to polish the lenses...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,096
Posted By Kedosto

I would think that if one ever finds themselves...

I would think that if one ever finds themselves in a circumstance where the intensity of a headlight is something to be counted upon as a defensive measure, the situation is all but lost. The best...
11-15-19, 12:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,874
Posted By Kedosto

Free. I can’t recall exactly the number of...

Free. I can’t recall exactly the number of bicycles I’ve been given. Nor can I rightly recall how many I’ve given away. There have been many. Because of my size (XL) most of the freebies are too...
11-14-19, 11:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,680
Posted By Kedosto

As a matter of decency I donít do Lycra, but Iím...

As a matter of decency I donít do Lycra, but Iím tempted to make the effort to find myself one of those Speed Racer jerseys. Even cooler would be Chim Chim.


-Kedosto

ETA: Dammit! Theyíre...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,105
Posted By Kedosto

You're revealing your age. -Kedosto ...

You're revealing your age.


-Kedosto
*our age*
Forum: Foo
11-11-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,448
Posted By Kedosto

I had the right of way. -Kedosto

I had the right of way.


-Kedosto
Forum: Commuting
11-08-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,105
Posted By Kedosto

Start early. Very early. Like 05:00 kinda...

Start early. Very early. Like 05:00 kinda early. The thugs and gangbangers are usually down for the night by that time. The only people you'll (mostly) see are working stiffs trying to survive...
11-08-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,583
Posted By Kedosto

Wait, what? Is it April already? Up to 200+...

Wait, what? Is it April already?

Up to 200+ pounds balanced on a single wheel with a center of gravity that high and anyone expects stability and usefulness?! Riiiiight. Fools and their...
11-08-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,346
Posted By Kedosto

Meh. What's the date on that? The patent world...

Meh. What's the date on that? The patent world is full of designs which never see the light of day. This could be something from long ago with no real intention to develop. Not that I wouldn't be...
10-31-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,470
Posted By Kedosto

Most drivers’ irresponsible behavior can be...

Most drivers’ irresponsible behavior can be anticipated. It’s not enough to ride as if they don’t see you; you must ride as if they’re not even looking. Expect the worst and ride accordingly. Be...
10-31-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,010
Posted By Kedosto

Wild guess here: it looks like about a 100mm x...

Wild guess here: it looks like about a 100mm x 17 degree stem.

If so, you can flip that stem and remove 60mm of spacers and end up in the same spot. Go here...
Forum: Foo
10-31-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,133
Posted By Kedosto

I would like to take this opportunity to...

I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to the world in general for my wife’s behavior at every check out register she’s ever approached....

Do absolutely nothing while waiting in line....
10-31-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,010
Posted By Kedosto

As Phil said in post #42...

As Phil said in post #42 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=42) , the frame appears to be too small and you’re trying to find comfort with a lot of spacers. I wouldn’t...
10-29-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,876
Posted By Kedosto

If you're the type of person who likes to...

If you're the type of person who likes to quantify and measure things, buy one.
If you're the type of person who could not care less, don't buy one.
In either case, stay in your lane.


-Kedosto
10-29-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By Kedosto

Every time I've been considering an IGH build I...

Every time I've been considering an IGH build I find myself with the same questions. The 8 doesn't fit my application and the 11 has a questionable reliability reputation. I suspect IGH...
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