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02-22-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By Trakhak

All of the other record-holders were going for...

All of the other record-holders were going for the full climb to the top, so they had to keep enough in reserve to make the whole distance. None of the other record-holders had had a team leading out...
02-21-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 570
Posted By Trakhak

I'd think of it this way: your bike is designed...

I'd think of it this way: your bike is designed to ride optimally with tires that fit it properly. Honor that design objective by installing the appropriate tires.
02-20-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By Trakhak

You're sure that the Mtb Trispoke wheel takes a...

You're sure that the Mtb Trispoke wheel takes a 26 x 1 1/8 tire and tube, or are you assuming that the "26 x 1.125" on the tire means the same thing? Mtb tire sizes are almost invariably expressed as...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 631
Posted By Trakhak

No idea what you mean by a "worn tube."

No idea what you mean by a "worn tube."
02-20-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 667
Posted By Trakhak

Just walk in carrying a greasy part. They'll be...

Just walk in carrying a greasy part. They'll be happy to get you off the sales floor and talking to the mechanics in the back.
Forum: Commuting
02-20-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By Trakhak

Search for "bike shoes police." You'll see some...

Search for "bike shoes police." You'll see some listings specifically for use by police as well as some Zappo listings, including a medium-high-top shoe that looks promising.

Sno-Seal is usually a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,084
Posted By Trakhak

The presence of toe overlap does not represent...

The presence of toe overlap does not represent cost cutting. Bikes represent many decades of design refinement. That includes bikes both with and without toe overlap. Kid-proofing bikes with respect...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,084
Posted By Trakhak

It would never happen at high speed; in fact, it...

It would never happen at high speed; in fact, it would never happen at any speed above walking pace. Faster than that, and you're steering by leaning, not by turning the bars.
02-17-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 391
Posted By Trakhak

Wool pants tend to wear from the outside in.

Wool pants tend to wear from the outside in.
02-16-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By Trakhak

veganbikes being a current bike shop guy, his...

veganbikes being a current bike shop guy, his campaign against Bikes Direct is understandable. That said, I worked in bike shops for 15 years (including a shop where I sold Motobecanes in the 1970s),...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,010
Posted By Trakhak

Canklecat's post above is the best I've ever read...

Canklecat's post above is the best I've ever read on the topic of BioPace chainrings. Should be a sticky.

It's possible that the currently available oval rings---Rotor, etc.---work for at least...
02-15-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By Trakhak

Lower heart rate at higher perceived effort on an...

Lower heart rate at higher perceived effort on an exercise bike than during running or swimming often means that the exercise bike's resistance setting is too high.

Many people make the mistake of...
02-15-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By Trakhak

The oldest bike shop in your town probably has...

The oldest bike shop in your town probably has hub rebuild kits compatible with the hub you're talking about. The manufacturer is Wald. If no one has them in stock, the shop can order them from a...
02-14-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Trakhak

I remember a polite British gent peddling his...

I remember a polite British gent peddling his wares at our bike shop in 1973 or 1974, beautiful lavender Witcomb frame in hand.

Didn't Richard Sachs apprentice with Witcomb at their facility in...
02-11-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,936
Posted By Trakhak

Among the bike shops I've worked in or run,...

Among the bike shops I've worked in or run, disassembly to check for the presence of sufficient grease was never routinely practiced. In the best-run of those shops, the owner insisted that any such...
02-10-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,445
Posted By Trakhak

FYI for the folk in this thread waving pitchforks...

FYI for the folk in this thread waving pitchforks and torches:

Electric guitar and electric bass manufacturers and retailers do not publish weights of instruments, with the exception of one...
02-09-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,869
Posted By Trakhak

I've always owned bike locks and used them. I've...

I've always owned bike locks and used them. I've never considered my own convenience to supersede that of others.
02-08-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,445
Posted By Trakhak

People who've been around a while in the bike...

People who've been around a while in the bike industry remember that, back in the '80s, bike tire manufacturers used to manipulate naive weight weenies looking for the lightest tires by marking tires...
02-02-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 987
Posted By Trakhak

The Clint Eastwood spaghetti Westerns, especially...

The Clint Eastwood spaghetti Westerns, especially the first one, were "inspired by" (a.k.a. ripoffs of) Akira Kurosawa samurai moviies, especially Yojimbo, which features a wandering samurai "with no...
01-29-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Trakhak

As Andrew R Stewart gently hinted a couple of...

As Andrew R Stewart gently hinted a couple of times already, you can save yourself a lot of frustration and achieve your goal of quieting the freehub by simply dripping heavy oil into it, which is...
01-26-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 943
Posted By Trakhak

Confirmation bias. My favorite track bike has an...

Confirmation bias. My favorite track bike has an aluminum frame and aluminum fork. I've done many road rides of over 5 hours on it. No so-called "chatter" issues. It rides exactly like a bike.

I...
01-25-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 943
Posted By Trakhak

Trek just upgraded the fork on their model 520...

Trek just upgraded the fork on their model 520 touring bike from steel to aluminum, saving 318 grams. That's despite knowing that some folk would get their knickers in a twist over the change....
Forum: Foo
01-25-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 542
Posted By Trakhak

Here's a somewhat obscure band that was a big...

Here's a somewhat obscure band that was a big influence on Van Halen, among others. Live in the studio:

Patto - Loud Green Song
Forum: Touring
01-25-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,330
Posted By Trakhak

The steerer tube of a stock fork in a Cannondale...

The steerer tube of a stock fork in a Cannondale touring bike would have been steel, not aluminum.
01-24-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,446
Posted By Trakhak

Used to see bars bent exactly like that back when...

Used to see bars bent exactly like that back when I worked in bike stores in the '70s. Always cheap aluminum bars drawn in an unvarying small diameter.

If you ever wondered what phenomenon...
01-22-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,500
Posted By Trakhak

Great name for a band.

Great name for a band.
01-22-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,757
Posted By Trakhak

Hybrids aren't sexy, but if I were in your...

Hybrids aren't sexy, but if I were in your all-leather hiking boots, I'd be looking for a hybrid in the plus-or-minus-$800 range.

For some reason, people tend to be blind to the fact that upmarket...
01-21-20, 04:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,080
Posted By Trakhak

Not fake. Campagnolo changed the design of many...

Not fake. Campagnolo changed the design of many of their tools many times over the years. Think about it: what would be the point of doing a wildly inaccurate copy?
01-20-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 468
Posted By Trakhak

None of my 10-ish bikes have the same saddle...

None of my 10-ish bikes have the same saddle model.
01-19-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,860
Posted By Trakhak

A guy I used to train with had a bad habit of...

A guy I used to train with had a bad habit of jerking the bike backward about 6 inches whenever he stood to accelerate or climb. He was unaware that it was happening. It didn't take him all that long...
01-17-20, 03:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 703
Posted By Trakhak

Or you can walk or ride the bike to a less busy...

Or you can walk or ride the bike to a less busy nearby street before commencing the repairs. If there's a park nearby, perhaps (if legal) you could use a length of rope to suspend the bike from a...
Forum: Foo
01-14-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,485
Posted By Trakhak

The owner's manual that came with the 1960...

The owner's manual that came with the 1960 Plymouth Golden Fury that I bought in 1977 from the original owner referred to "stabilizers" (quote: ' a term we prefer to "fins" ').

Internet photo:
...
Forum: Touring
01-11-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,250
Posted By Trakhak

Hypotheticals, indeed. Are you planning to (a)...

Hypotheticals, indeed. Are you planning to (a) continue building shelters on public land and (b) continue leaving them built so that you can return to them during subsequent outings?
01-09-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,034
Posted By Trakhak

Not just to avoid cramps; I remember coaches...

Not just to avoid cramps; I remember coaches telling players to train themselves to require less water. Salt crusting on your skin? Have a salt tablet!
Forum: Foo
01-09-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 542
Posted By Trakhak

A friend of mine was the stage manager for a...

A friend of mine was the stage manager for a famous Motown star in the '80s but would work for a local Maryland sound company when not touring. He did sound for Ratt at some point. "How were they?,"...
Forum: Foo
01-09-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 542
Posted By Trakhak

According to interviews, the guys in Kraftwerk...

According to interviews, the guys in Kraftwerk hated being forced to listen to Muzak in elevators in the U.S. so much they started snipping the speaker cables with wire cutters.
01-05-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By Trakhak

I haven't encountered any of those Simplex...

I haven't encountered any of those Simplex skewers since they were OEM equipment on Peugeots, but I have a vague recollection that there should be another, much smaller spring inserted at the other...
01-05-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,180
Posted By Trakhak

From what I've seen, riders of two-wheel...

From what I've seen, riders of two-wheel recumbents, with or without clipless pedals, wobble around getting started far more than riders of diamond frame bikes. Surprised to see rydabent aligning...
01-03-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,989
Posted By Trakhak

I rode high-end English, French, and Italian...

I rode high-end English, French, and Italian steel bikes from the mid-'60s to the mid-2000s and then got my first aluminum bike. The aluminum bike rode as well as my steel bikes with a similar...
12-25-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 726
Posted By Trakhak

Another possible cause is overinflation,...

Another possible cause is overinflation, especially if the bike has straight-sided rims such as were common on entry-level and mid-level bikes until the 1980s.
12-25-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,071
Posted By Trakhak

I don't have to look at race footage from those...

I don't have to look at race footage from those days; I was racing back then. Did well enough to make it to the track nationals as an intermediate in 1964.

The brutal demands of bike racing...
12-24-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,226
Posted By Trakhak

There's a bass player's forum where people boast...

There's a bass player's forum where people boast of having turned a Squier electric bass into a Fender bass by replacing the headstock decal and maybe changing a few other details, followed by...
12-24-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,071
Posted By Trakhak

A Sunday In Hell was directed and edited with the...

A Sunday In Hell was directed and edited with the general public in mind, so it's not surprising that the director chose precisely those shots that make the riders look elegant. Any competent...
12-23-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 726
Posted By Trakhak

Your wife may be thinking of the properties of...

Your wife may be thinking of the properties of natural rubber. Butyl (synthetic rubber) as used in bike tubes deteriorates extremely slowly.
12-21-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By Trakhak

Nobody goes to that restaurant any more; it's too...

Nobody goes to that restaurant any more; it's too popular.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 14,654
Posted By Trakhak

Or, to put it another way, Zwift is more akin to...

Or, to put it another way, Zwift is more akin to local-level running races, where the majority of participants are delighted to merely finish and a sizable proportion are mostly interested in PRs.
...
12-14-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By Trakhak

Sad when the people setting the target resistance...

Sad when the people setting the target resistance don't know what they're doing.

I first discovered how little people outside the cycling world understand about cycling many years ago. A fellow...
12-14-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By Trakhak

One mostly forgotten factor contributing to the...

One mostly forgotten factor contributing to the amazing average speeds attained in the '50s by the British time trialing elite: most time trails were conducted in those days on open courses, i.e.,...
12-14-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By Trakhak

Don't make the common mistake of confusing indoor...

Don't make the common mistake of confusing indoor biking with resistance/weight training.

To use a Spin bike or Peloton bike (or any stationary training bike) correctly, use the lowest resistance...
12-12-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,452
Posted By Trakhak

To avoid the costs of shipping the frame back (if...

To avoid the costs of shipping the frame back (if it comes to that), you can drop it off at your dealer for the Soma sales rep to collect.
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