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07-18-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By _ForceD_

I re-use bar tape all the time. I operate six or...

I re-use bar tape all the time. I operate six or seven old road bikes. If/when I change them up I will unravel the tape and, if it's intact, will roll it up to use another day on another bike.
...
07-15-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,570
Posted By _ForceD_

I shy away from events that require the...

I shy away from events that require the participant to raise a certain dollar amount to participate. That AFTER paying an entry fee. I just hate asking people (i.e. friends and relatives) for money...
07-13-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By _ForceD_

I ride a late 1970s Motobecane. The original...

I ride a late 1970s Motobecane. The original owner, a former Navy friend, purchased it in Toulon, France when his ship stopped there. He gave it to me when we were stationed together...around 1990. A...
07-09-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 936
Posted By _ForceD_

I would check with local machine shops and see...

I would check with local machine shops and see what they would charge to shorten your existing set for you.

Dan
07-04-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By _ForceD_

If you know another user you could PM the picture...

If you know another user you could PM the picture and url to them and ask them to post it.

Dan
07-02-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By _ForceD_

I just did a Google search for "crank bolt caps"...

I just did a Google search for "crank bolt caps" and was presented dozens of sources for them. Most costing between $1 and $2 (US).

Dan
06-30-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By _ForceD_

After thinking about this some more...I agree...

After thinking about this some more...I agree that there actually probably was 'some' corrosion due to dissimilar metals. It just didn't "look" corroded once I got them off.

Dan
06-30-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By _ForceD_

Crank bolt caps extremely tight

I just obtained an older bike I've been lusting over for a few years. It's a late 80s/early 90s Vitus 979. A friend gave it to me who'd had it laying on his garage floor for several years. The guy...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By _ForceD_

Regarding the headset...when I've dismantled old...

Regarding the headset...when I've dismantled old bikes to refurbish them...I've almost always found that the headset was in relatively good condition. So generally I don't take them apart just to do...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By _ForceD_

Maintenance complete. I might add that truing a...

Maintenance complete. I might add that truing a wheel with bladed spokes isn't fun.

Dan
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By _ForceD_

Had and incident like that when my younger...

Had and incident like that when my younger brother and I were kids. He was riding on the handlebars.

Dan
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By _ForceD_

Heel cut by spokes

I've been riding road bikes for just about 40 years. This was a first for me. All my bikes have LOOK Delta format pedals on them. I don't know if I don't have the cleat tight enough, or if it's the...
Forum: Triathlon
06-23-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,336
Posted By _ForceD_

I think it all depends on numerous factors. Your...

I think it all depends on numerous factors. Your own strengths and weaknesses. The length of race(s) that you intend to participate in. What are your expectations (i.e. are you just looking to...
06-21-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,490
Posted By _ForceD_

I wouldn't use an impact wrench. The better idea...

I wouldn't use an impact wrench. The better idea is to clamp the freewheel tool in the vise (with the business end up of course), put the freewheel onto it and use the whole wheel as your leverage....
06-21-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,072
Posted By _ForceD_

- Red - White - White, gray/black trim -...

- Red
- White
- White, gray/black trim
- White/purple two-tone
- White/maroon two-tone
- Blue
- Gray-ish

Dan
06-19-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,095
Posted By _ForceD_

The model "rider" is standing in their advert. ...

The model "rider" is standing in their advert.

https://activefitnessstore.com/images/product-large/ICON-PFEVEX-71413/ICON-PFEVEX-71413-2.jpg

Dan
06-19-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By _ForceD_

This might be a question for the Bicycle...

This might be a question for the Bicycle Maintenance forum. And even then a helpful answer might be hard to come by since the thing isn't actually a bicycle. But...thinking of the fan as the wheel in...
06-18-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By _ForceD_

I concur. A sturdy steel frame should do just...

I concur. A sturdy steel frame should do just fine. Since the bike has sat unused for a longtime...perhaps it would be prudent to take it into a reputable bike shop just for a tune-up, and to make...
06-17-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,934
Posted By _ForceD_

You said this incident happened on "a bike path."...

You said this incident happened on "a bike path." Is that to say it's a dedicated MUP bike path? If so...you should report the incident to the police. All of the MUP bike paths that I've ever been on...
06-16-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 692
Posted By _ForceD_

Try a set of these on the side rail of the truck...

Try a set of these on the side rail of the truck bed. No wheel removal necessary.
...
06-15-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By _ForceD_

So you don't re-introduce/re-use the rivets? It's...

So you don't re-introduce/re-use the rivets? It's a nice project, but wouldn't you be accomplishing the same thing if you re-assemble the cassett by putting the cogs and spacers together using the...
06-04-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,432
Posted By _ForceD_

About 8-10 years ago I was shot, almost...

About 8-10 years ago I was shot, almost point-blank from a passing car while commuting home from work in the afternoon on a not-so-busy side road. But it was only a pellet gun I was shot with. It was...
05-31-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By _ForceD_

It looks OK for me. As far as ventilation...that...

It looks OK for me. As far as ventilation...that mesh over the toebox doesn't really seem to be a mesh. But there are lots of vent holes in the leather upper. The ventilation is fine for me....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By _ForceD_

If it were me, I'd get in contact with Garmin...

If it were me, I'd get in contact with Garmin (they have a chat function on their website). They have pretty good customer service, and might upgrade you for a very low price, or even FREE! I have...
05-30-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By _ForceD_

I will say this... Last year I purchased a pair...

I will say this...
Last year I purchased a pair of Shimano RP1 size 48, EE width (I think EE...nevertheless they're "wider"). I specifically sought a wider shoe than the shoes I was wearing. I have...
05-26-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,965
Posted By _ForceD_

I volunteer with a local land trust organization....

I volunteer with a local land trust organization. It operates several nature 'greenway' trails...some of which I run on frequently (where I see lots of the bagged dog poop). We've talked about having...
05-26-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,277
Posted By _ForceD_

The "Wow" part of this thread (to me anyway) is...

The "Wow" part of this thread (to me anyway) is how quickly it went from the OP to its 4th page in just about 36 hours. Holy moly.

Dan
Forum: Triathlon
05-24-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By _ForceD_

Concur with fraba. But...it could simply be a...

Concur with fraba. But...it could simply be a matter of adjustment. The Brooks saddles that you like on your other bikes might work in the aero position with a simple adjustment of height and/or...
05-24-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 805
Posted By _ForceD_

I decided to reconfigure yet again. Originally...

I decided to reconfigure yet again. Originally the rings were 52/42. I went to 52/36 and got the chain rub. But I changed again to a 53/38 and all is well.

Dan
05-24-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,965
Posted By _ForceD_

Concentration on peddling in complete circles is...

Concentration on peddling in complete circles is the best practice. Although apparently there are results of experiments that show even the best cyclists don't engage much on the upstroke.

Dan
05-17-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,418
Posted By _ForceD_

For one race you should rent or borrow. Dan

For one race you should rent or borrow.

Dan
05-16-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,173
Posted By _ForceD_

Thatís what I thought would be the case here in...

Thatís what I thought would be the case here in RI. But I checked and the did carry them. I already had a Park stand so didnít need/buy one. But I did see a nice floor pump there that I liked and...
Forum: Triathlon
05-14-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,336
Posted By _ForceD_

Well...training time required in open water will...

Well...training time required in open water will differ from person to person. Do it until you're comfortable out there. Because you'll be in fresh water of Lake Michigan there isn't as much concern...
Forum: Triathlon
05-13-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,336
Posted By _ForceD_

For your first tri ever...my suggestion is just...

For your first tri ever...my suggestion is just to have fun. Don't worry about any certain finish time. Just absorb the experience so that you better know what to expect in your next race. Go for...
05-13-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By _ForceD_

ptessier -- I'm jealous that you're going to...

ptessier -- I'm jealous that you're going to Majorca. I was there a number of times during my Navy career. Many Navy folks consider it the best liberty port in the Atlantic/Mediterranean. Depending...
05-12-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 805
Posted By _ForceD_

I think this is what I'll do for now. I won't use...

I think this is what I'll do for now. I won't use the small-small combo so no big loss.

Honestly...I don't even know why I went with the 36 small ring!?!?!? I guess I made a mistake when I...
05-12-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 805
Posted By _ForceD_

Chain length and rear derailleur

On one of my road bikes I had to replace the chainrings (chain and cassette too), and for the smaller ring went with a 36. The old one was a 42 tooth. I have a short cage derailleur. But I can't get...
Forum: Triathlon
05-12-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By _ForceD_

I've been doing triathlons since the early 1980s....

I've been doing triathlons since the early 1980s. I've never seen that particular attachment. It almost looks like a DIY contraption. It just seems kind of clunky and inconvenient. I'm trying to...
Forum: Triathlon
05-12-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By _ForceD_

Not quite sure what I'm looking at there. It...

Not quite sure what I'm looking at there. It looks like a standard downtube shifter attached to something and is it wrapped into the bar tape? Where is the other shifter?

Dan
05-12-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,580
Posted By _ForceD_

Say hello to my little friend. ...

Say hello to my little friend.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1886x1304/img_1782_png_11c6652ad23cff07bf3e526a148201b488547722.jpeg
05-12-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,561
Posted By _ForceD_

Sorry...don't mean to seem defensive. Just...

Sorry...don't mean to seem defensive. Just saying that there are several factors that could account for why you were able to pass them so easily.

Dan
05-12-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By _ForceD_

If you really think you need more axle into the...

If you really think you need more axle into the dropout...you could obtain thinner spacers and/or lock nuts.

Dan
05-12-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,561
Posted By _ForceD_

wgscott -- Where did you get the Bianchi mint...

wgscott -- Where did you get the Bianchi mint green matching frame pump? That is too much!!!

Dan
05-12-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,561
Posted By _ForceD_

Yes, it can be comfortable. But certainly not to...

Yes, it can be comfortable. But certainly not to someone new to it. I've done my share of triathlons over the decades (riding in aero position) and can certainly attest that the aero position takes...
05-12-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,561
Posted By _ForceD_

Maybe he meant "TdF" but the T got left out? ...

Maybe he meant "TdF" but the T got left out?

Dan
05-06-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By _ForceD_

Those are some really good numbers for just six...

Those are some really good numbers for just six years. Good job.

Dan
Forum: Triathlon
05-03-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,336
Posted By _ForceD_

For a sprint tri...I mean just to finish...you...

For a sprint tri...I mean just to finish...you really only need to run and swim maybe once per week. Of course you can run already. But the swim...if you're not accustomed to swimming in the open...
05-03-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,358
Posted By _ForceD_

Check with your fellow 'Vette owners. I found...

Check with your fellow 'Vette owners. I found this...

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/c7-general-discussion/3937492-bike-rack-for-c7-vert-no-hitch-options-preferred.html

Dan
05-01-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By _ForceD_

Thinking about the spacer for the BB on the drive...

Thinking about the spacer for the BB on the drive side again... Wouldn't that cause the removable ring on the non-drive side to not seat properly? Isn't its function to act as a shim and secure the...
05-01-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,179
Posted By _ForceD_

I know the OP of this thread is rather old, but...

I know the OP of this thread is rather old, but how did you get Velocals to actually do that for you? I did the same thing you did with artwork to produce some TUNTURI decals. But never a response....
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