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08-01-18, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By RoadTire

Can anyone point me to 15mm thru axel disc front...

Can anyone point me to 15mm thru axel disc front wheel for the Raleigh so I can get a cost comparison? I’m having a little trouble sorting the searches out. If I find the front I’m pretty sure...
07-31-18, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By RoadTire

I just planned on having 2 wheel sets, one road,...

I just planned on having 2 wheel sets, one road, one gravel, and don't own the Raleigh yet. You have a good point - I could ask what the current rim width is and if it will handle 25's, I can put off...
07-31-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By RoadTire

I'm riding a 54 and want to move down to a 51 or...

I'm riding a 54 and want to move down to a 51 or 52. I like the way my current 25 mm MP4SC's feel on my Trek 2.1. The tires are getting worn and I just slit the side wall on one, so I ordered 3 Conti...
07-31-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By RoadTire

Putting road wheels on a Raleigh Willard 2 2016 model

(edited for clarity) I am considering purchase of a Raleigh Willard 2, 2016, (size 52) comes with 700 x 40c tires. If I purchase, I'll primarily ride road, so will purchase new rims and run regular...
04-08-17, 01:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,135
Posted By RoadTire

For just a second I thought I was looking into...

For just a second I thought I was looking into the back of my car. This is how I carry my bike also but I have added a large clear plastic sheet with cardboard on the top to keep wet dirty bike stuff...
Forum: Foo
03-21-17, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10,183
Views: 2,070,603
Posted By RoadTire

hahahahahahahahahahshaha Well done.

hahahahahahahahahahshaha

Well done.
03-21-17, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,725
Posted By RoadTire

I guess that I will probably have to settle for...

I guess that I will probably have to settle for shading my phone when I want to see it, and or using a compass and cue cards for predefined routes. I should be more thankful for having all the...
03-20-17, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,725
Posted By RoadTire

Well dang - got me on the polarized sunglasses I...

Well dang - got me on the polarized sunglasses I just went outside with them to check. Their not helping my cause except when going into the sun with a lot of road glare. I wear prescription...
03-19-17, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,725
Posted By RoadTire

Screen glare on smartphone - anti glare screens?

Trying to find a good anti glare screen for my phone so I can use maps and gps while riding. I did a google search and haven't come up with user experiences or reviews about effectiveness or...
05-02-16, 04:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,395
Posted By RoadTire

I'll try pulling them legwarmers way up high,...

I'll try pulling them legwarmers way up high, then try safety pins, skip the nail gun and duct tape. Failing that:

What color? :innocent:
04-30-16, 06:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,395
Posted By RoadTire

Maybe put dots of silicone rubber on the inside...

Maybe put dots of silicone rubber on the inside of the warmers....
04-30-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,395
Posted By RoadTire

So no irritation from the safety pins holding the...

So no irritation from the safety pins holding the warmers to the shorts, as opposed to pinning through my thigh?
04-30-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,395
Posted By RoadTire

Yep, wearing them under my shorts. I bought these...

Yep, wearing them under my shorts. I bought these because they are compact enough for a jersey pocket, and work well for that. Last season I did pick up tights that work well, but of course not as...
04-30-16, 12:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,395
Posted By RoadTire

Can't keep leg warmers from sliding down....

I cannot keep my Pearl Izumi leg warmers from sliding down when I walk more than 10 feet, or stand when riding. Just barely stay up when in the saddle. Seems the rubber no-slide band still doesn't...
Forum: Foo
04-10-16, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10,183
Views: 2,070,603
Posted By RoadTire

How in heavens name is anyone going to get him...

How in heavens name is anyone going to get him out of there?
04-10-16, 09:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 35,082
Posted By RoadTire

Nice day in Mpls. 20 miles with my daughter on...

Nice day in Mpls. 20 miles with my daughter on the Cedar Lake Trail, south along the river to Bohemian Flats and back. Headwind was so strong we had to pedal downhill.
04-07-16, 08:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 35,082
Posted By RoadTire

Missed a couple of days this week for being sick...

Missed a couple of days this week for being sick most of the week, switched work shifts twice, so fatigued as heck, but got on the rollers again tonight for a 10 minutes w/o a forced dismount and a...
04-01-16, 07:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 35,082
Posted By RoadTire

This is the official 2016 bikeforums 30 days of...

This is the official 2016 bikeforums 30 days of biking thread? Good. I did the pledge, bought used rollers, and eliminated excuses. Whups.

Day 1, been sick all weak. 10 minutes on the rollers. In...
Forum: Foo
08-18-15, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8,179
Views: 770,102
Posted By RoadTire

Long time fav. Use this at the office IM's ...

Long time fav. Use this at the office IM's ...
07-08-15, 09:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,024
Posted By RoadTire

Smoothies replace ice cream malts for me. :-) ...

Smoothies replace ice cream malts for me. :-) That's kinda a big difference...heheheh. Crunchy ice flakes in a chocolate Muscle Milk / banana / mango / orange mango juice / spinich mix is great on...
07-03-15, 11:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,024
Posted By RoadTire

There was a demo by a young lady at Cosco last...

There was a demo by a young lady at Cosco last month. While she was setting up a new batch I was chatting with her and pulled my cell phone as an offering ... but was declined.... not editable I...
07-02-15, 10:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,024
Posted By RoadTire

Yep, go with one made by this company. The...

Yep, go with one made by this company. The problem I have with regular, narrow-necked blenders is cavitation of thick liquids and high speeds - thick malts, thick smoothies, large chunks of hard ice...
Forum: Foo
06-26-15, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8,179
Views: 770,102
Posted By RoadTire

That is soooo funny. LMAO.

That is soooo funny. LMAO.
06-26-15, 05:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,977
Posted By RoadTire

That's it. I"m going to put green oil in a...

That's it. I"m going to put green oil in a Palmolive bottle when I join the crew this fall at FB4K.
06-26-15, 05:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,977
Posted By RoadTire

What's wrong with a little oil dripping off ......

What's wrong with a little oil dripping off ... everything? :innocent:
06-25-15, 09:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,977
Posted By RoadTire

IMO cleaning / lubing cheap would be chainsaw...

IMO cleaning / lubing cheap would be chainsaw chain oil thinned with mineral spirits. Very cheap, and the oil is really sticky after the MS evaporates. You can use a lot to wash the junk out of your...
06-22-15, 09:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,194
Posted By RoadTire

+1. I need more practice though. Earlier this...

+1. I need more practice though. Earlier this season blew one up onto my my eyeglasses. Now​ that is gross.
06-21-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By RoadTire

Now I'm really​ confused....:rolleyes:

Now I'm really​ confused....:rolleyes:
06-19-15, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,795
Posted By RoadTire

How about a remote operated, auto retracting,...

How about a remote operated, auto retracting, aerodynamic carbon thingie, 6 inches long, that telescopes out 2 feet when activated by the cyclist. Lights would have to be on par with car or...
06-19-15, 01:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,120
Posted By RoadTire

Hahahahahahahaha! Another one caught in the net!

Hahahahahahahaha! Another one caught in the net!
06-18-15, 11:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,795
Posted By RoadTire

What is a bike indicator and where would I wear...

What is a bike indicator and where would I wear it?
06-18-15, 11:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,120
Posted By RoadTire

Thanks ThermonicScott! Ya, that's what I...

Thanks ThermonicScott!

Ya, that's what I like about BikeForums - we can have lots of fun. Nobody's grouchy around here. I'm just lucky I didn't mention "chain" and "bearings" in the sentence on...
06-18-15, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,567
Posted By RoadTire

My guess is that lubing every night will help...

My guess is that lubing every night will help wash out the metal particles that are going to come off from all the rough surfaces, and 2 weeks was just an arbitrary way to get you to do it a lot.
06-18-15, 11:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,120
Posted By RoadTire

Sometimes neither do I. Have to get my bearings...

Sometimes neither do I. Have to get my bearings before night rides, that's for sure. But more to the point, I have corrected my post to read, "roller-pin-bushing-plate interfaces." Hope that's ok.
...
06-17-15, 10:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,120
Posted By RoadTire

Authors note 2015-06-18: my chain does not have...

Authors note 2015-06-18: my chain does not have bearings, instead it has roller-pin-bushing-plate interfaces.

I am recently converted to the religious experience of removing and washing my chain...
06-17-15, 10:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,120
Posted By RoadTire

NINE posts before this showed up. What took you...

NINE posts before this showed up. What took you so long, Clark? :D
05-29-15, 04:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,379
Posted By RoadTire

Yep - TandemPower, just google Park and Ride...

Yep - TandemPower, just google Park and Ride Minneapolis MN. We have flat lots and ramps distributed around the cities. I park in them and finish the commute to work with my bike - on our Bicycle...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-15, 03:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,253
Posted By RoadTire

Stay with the 35's, start lowering the pressure 5...

Stay with the 35's, start lowering the pressure 5 lbs at a time, just not too much or they might get mushy and / or pinch flats. The front can be 5 to 10 lbs less than the back, depending on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-15, 10:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,212
Posted By RoadTire

I just did a quick read of reviews and these look...

I just did a quick read of reviews and these look like really good mech brakes having both pads activated instead of one. The issues I could find are the pad adjustment screw seems to loosen for one...
05-25-15, 05:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,177
Posted By RoadTire

Let's classify the 15 mph "stop" as California...

Let's classify the 15 mph "stop" as California Stop. Any votes?
Forum: Foo
05-25-15, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8,179
Views: 770,102
Posted By RoadTire

Winning. I want to do this on our light rail...

Winning. I want to do this on our light rail here in Mpls. Alas, I'm too short to pull it off. Lack of courage has nothing to do with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-15, 04:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,242
Posted By RoadTire

Addendum: I missed the part using the GPS for...

Addendum: I missed the part using the GPS for speed - Stucky is right, that's pretty poor. Accurate distance on the bike computer and time = accurate speed.

If I could just measure the dia...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-15, 10:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,242
Posted By RoadTire

Very good point. I calibrate my speedo by...

Very good point. I calibrate my speedo by comparing it with the GPS on my rides. After a few rides, tweaking just a little, there is enough average speed data the sports can be tossed out and the...
05-17-15, 10:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By RoadTire

A question for the wax advocates: I assume using...

A question for the wax advocates: I assume using wax one of the reasons the chain stays cleaner. What's wrong with the wax based lubes using a solvent to keep the wax suspended until the solvent...
05-17-15, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By RoadTire

Agreed, if we had one handy. I'm thinking about...

Agreed, if we had one handy. I'm thinking about making my own, or as one of the last tools purchase to round out the kit. A nice LBS can check and straighten the hanger for about $10. While you wait...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-15, 06:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,242
Posted By RoadTire

"The Roadbike Forum." This place is like a...

"The Roadbike Forum."

This place is like a gaggle of prepubescent girls, :roflmao2: and a whole lot of ... fun. Most of the comments you received in this thread are entirely appropriate, as...
05-16-15, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By RoadTire

If I understand correctly, the problem is going...

If I understand correctly, the problem is going from the larger cogs to the smaller cogs of your cassette? So as you release cable tension by shifting, allowing the RD to return to low-normal, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-15, 11:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,242
Posted By RoadTire

Welcome to the 41. Enjoy the ride.

Welcome to the 41. Enjoy the ride.
05-16-15, 11:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,186
Posted By RoadTire

There. I 'splained it. 451922

There. I 'splained it.

451922
Forum: Want To Buy
05-16-15, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,432
Posted By RoadTire

Scored! Little Darwin had just the right seatpost...

Scored! Little Darwin had just the right seatpost at a very agreeable price. Now my seat is in the middle of the rails where is should be and adjustment is a piece of cake.
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