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08-18-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By bakerjw

Although not quite my style, I could see that...

Although not quite my style, I could see that being turned into a very fun bike. It does have a certain appeal to it.
08-18-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By bakerjw

I lived in central Illinois from birth up until...

I lived in central Illinois from birth up until 2006 which is when I moved to Tennessee. A year back, my wife and I went back to visit and I took my road bike along to put in some flat land miles....
08-16-19, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By bakerjw

As mentioned, contact the manufacturer if you...

As mentioned, contact the manufacturer if you know who it is. That is one bad thing about chicom carbon. There is no accountability on their end.

Take the piece that you cut off and lightly sand...
08-15-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,339
Posted By bakerjw

I am a courteous cyclist. When a car gives me...

I am a courteous cyclist. When a car gives me wide berth, I wave and give a thumbs up as conditions permit. If I am grinding up a hill, I'll slow at a clear spot and wave cars around. I get a lot of...
08-15-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,658
Posted By bakerjw

SYG was brought into the mix in your very first...

SYG was brought into the mix in your very first post. That brings up subject matter that tends to get threads sidetracked real quickly and the mods then shut them down. I read the first post and...
08-15-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,244
Posted By bakerjw

I was running some Hutchinson 700c-28 tubeless...

I was running some Hutchinson 700c-28 tubeless tires but ended up having just a tad a bit of a frame rub. I cheaped out and picked up some Hutchinson 700c-25 all season tires. They are heavier, my...
08-15-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,339
Posted By bakerjw

As I have mentioned before, the soot in diesel...

As I have mentioned before, the soot in diesel smoke is a known carcinogen. People who "Roll coal" are intentionally exposing people to a harmful substance that can cause cancer. It is no different...
08-14-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,903
Posted By bakerjw

I was thinking the same thing. Although I live in...

I was thinking the same thing. Although I live in Tennessee where I can get 1,000 feet on an average commute.

ETA...

Our local road club holds a regular ride and I don't recall ever having...
08-14-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By bakerjw

I LOVE MY RIVETS!!!!! I have a black Rivet...

I LOVE MY RIVETS!!!!!
I have a black Rivet Imogene on Effie which is my main bikepacking bike. I even run one on my road bike and my play mountain bike.
Once the tension is set right, it is good...
08-14-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,903
Posted By bakerjw

Group rides are hit or miss. Some don't mind...

Group rides are hit or miss.
Some don't mind people tagging along while others are of the "We'll yell at you" variety.
Some groups welcome other riders while some do their own things.
It never...
08-14-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
Posted By bakerjw

Well that absolutely $%&%* sucks. Although...

Well that absolutely $%&%* sucks.
Although there might not be much in the way of criminal penalties, a civil trial will screw this driver forever. Any jury who sees the first video will certainly...
08-13-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,405
Posted By bakerjw

When I am out traveling, I buy bike shop jerseys....

When I am out traveling, I buy bike shop jerseys. Pint glasses, coffee cups too.
Unless the people in the shop are dooshes then I don't And I have had that experience.
08-12-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,573
Posted By bakerjw

I had to look that one up online.

I had to look that one up online.
08-10-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 861
Posted By bakerjw

Have you looked on Craigs List? You can get some...

Have you looked on Craigs List? You can get some decent bikes on there if you're patient.
I don't recall seeing your budget.
08-09-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By bakerjw

The animal shelter and animal control share the...

The animal shelter and animal control share the same phone and building but have different offices. With the sheer volume of strays in our area, I can only imagine how many phone calls that they get...
08-09-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,224
Posted By bakerjw

Not just a link, but a cross posting link.

Not just a link, but a cross posting link.
08-09-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By bakerjw

I love my county animal control people.

We all get chased by dogs. It is just one of the common hazards for cyclists. Where I ride, we have a few "usual suspects", one of which we call Scraps. A little mutt dog that loves to run along when...
08-09-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 30
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Posted By bakerjw

Mine is 60 right now sitting at my desk. But...

Mine is 60 right now sitting at my desk.
But then again I am cycling my desk cycle on the highest resistance.

At night I usually hit the mid 40s.
08-08-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By bakerjw

I've built up 2 wheelsets with Stans rims on...

I've built up 2 wheelsets with Stans rims on mountain bikes and I have a tubless Swiss set on my road bike. I usually can get them to seat with a hand pump and sometimes even with the valve core...
08-07-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,959
Posted By bakerjw

They've tried to get a wheel tax in our county a...

They've tried to get a wheel tax in our county a few times. It always goes down in flames. I have proposed a tax on car farmers. You know, the people who let abandoned cars rot in the field in the...
08-07-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,198
Posted By bakerjw

Early morning rides are great. Later in the year,...

Early morning rides are great. Later in the year, my commutes in the morning are well before it gets light. The only things to keep in mind.

Critters. Skunks, possums, deer, rabbits and dogs that...
08-06-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By bakerjw

I've rarely had a tubeless tire not plug as long...

I've rarely had a tubeless tire not plug as long as the sealant inside has been good.

Last year on the Tour Divide, my son took a nick in the side of his Vittoria Mezcals that would not seal for...
08-06-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,339
Posted By bakerjw

Very well said. I often do these same things...

Very well said. I often do these same things especially on my morning commutes and for the most part people seem to be appreciative. I've also seen things that livedarklions has mentioned. i.e....
08-02-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,638
Posted By bakerjw

You ought to see my afternoon commute. 1/2 mile...

You ought to see my afternoon commute. 1/2 mile downhill to a stop light one of the busier intersections in the area. The best scenario is if it is red and I am 3 or 4 cars behind the lead car. Once...
08-02-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,339
Posted By bakerjw

I love it when the passenger yells something...

I love it when the passenger yells something behind the anonymity that the door pillar provides. I usually point at my ear and shrug like I didn't hear what they said. If I catch up to them, I ask...
08-01-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,036
Posted By bakerjw

I loved my SA. But... They had a habit of rails...

I loved my SA. But... They had a habit of rails bending and I couldn't trust them for long distance bike packing.
I do love my Rivets though
08-01-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,884
Posted By bakerjw

Hard being 43???? I recently had some back...

Hard being 43????

I recently had some back issues and went to a chiroquackter. I learned some very useful exercises to help limber up my back vertebrae quite a bit. If I keep up with them the...
07-31-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,210
Posted By bakerjw

As advised, you're best off looking for a used...

As advised, you're best off looking for a used name brand bike. Try to find some local bike clubs. A lot of us have way too many bikes on our hands. I typically give the older ones away to gain bike...
07-31-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By bakerjw

I would say wrong saddle for you and/or poor...

I would say wrong saddle for you and/or poor angle adjustment of it. The majority of the pressure should only be on your sit bones.
07-31-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By bakerjw

I use some pepper spray that I pick up from our...

I use some pepper spray that I pick up from our local outdoor store. They key is to have it readily available when needed. This comes with a clip that I clip to my jersey. I have considered getting a...
07-31-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 881
Posted By bakerjw

I bought one after dealing with my first bent...

I bought one after dealing with my first bent hanger. We could not get it to shift right for anything. As soon as I saw the shop pull out their tool, I knew exactly what the problem was. Since we...
07-31-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By bakerjw

Not trying to be snarky, but search is your...

Not trying to be snarky, but search is your friend

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1177920-anyone-ride-nubike.html
07-31-19, 03:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By bakerjw

We have a remote group that works in Istanbul....

We have a remote group that works in Istanbul. I'll see if any of them ride and point them this way.
07-30-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,388
Posted By bakerjw

I've no horse in the game, I am just trying to...

I've no horse in the game, I am just trying to understand the layout a bit better. She was hit in the left hand lane. In looking at the stretch of road on Google maps, the highway is 4 lanes with a...
07-30-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,290
Posted By bakerjw

Good insights in this thread. Ever since we got...

Good insights in this thread. Ever since we got our first tandem, we've been running Gatorskins. They've performed admirably for us with minimal road stoppages. I cannot say the F word. We did hit a...
07-30-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By bakerjw

You're backwards there dsaul but I know what...

You're backwards there dsaul but I know what you're talking about. I used to use a similar device to run TA hubs on a QR fork.
The OP has QR wheels and the mount is through axle.
07-30-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,526
Posted By bakerjw

Sometimes you just have to try something and see...

Sometimes you just have to try something and see for yourself. The placebo effect comes into play but sometimes things do make a difference.
07-30-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,388
Posted By bakerjw

Kind of like when you are on a group ride where...

Kind of like when you are on a group ride where people are maintaining 2 abreast and someone decides to pass and crosses the yellow line and into potential oncoming traffic.

The race route was on...
Forum: Recumbent
07-29-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By bakerjw

Our LBS, before they closed, used to sell...

Our LBS, before they closed, used to sell Terratrikes. A couple bought a tandem version and rode it across the country. The wife was overweight but lost a lot of it and they had a blast.
07-29-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,919
Posted By bakerjw

I cannot count the number of buttons on the...

I cannot count the number of buttons on the steering wheel of my new Jeep Cherokee or Ford F-150. I do know that they are a bit different and it'd be nice if there was a standard.

Much of what is...
07-29-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,128
Posted By bakerjw

IMHO. Distracted, stoned or drunk. Leaving the...

IMHO. Distracted, stoned or drunk. Leaving the scene was the easy way out.

Best hopes for a full recovery for the cyclist.
07-29-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,376
Posted By bakerjw

We have a few bike races in our area every year....

We have a few bike races in our area every year. TCRC has their Omnium. King and Milligan College also have a pair of races. I've known the cycling coach at King from when I first started riding and...
07-26-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,321
Posted By bakerjw

Maybe I should have been more clear. I would ride...

Maybe I should have been more clear. I would ride a path like that until it got to the driveways as those are a recipe for disaster. In that kind of an environment, I will be in the road just like I...
07-26-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,321
Posted By bakerjw

In certain stretches of the A1A, I could see...

In certain stretches of the A1A, I could see myself riding on it. But... there are way too many drives in some stretches for me to go there unless I was just tooling around. I could see myself...
07-26-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,714
Posted By bakerjw

I used Fitbits and they were so-so. A friend...

I used Fitbits and they were so-so.
A friend gave me a Garmin Vivoactive HR that he was not using and I LOVE it. They are not cheap, but well worth the money IMHO.
I have been hosting his website...
07-26-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,143
Posted By bakerjw

Sorry but not all are. That includes my family...

Sorry but not all are. That includes my family and friends that are in law enforcement.


I guess that I should have clarified that this was over a several block range.

Oh, and welcome to the...
07-26-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By bakerjw

Always give things a close look in the shop when...

Always give things a close look in the shop when you pick them up. Visible nicks and gouges should be noted. If you paid for new, then it should look like new.
Since you have them at home already...
07-26-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By bakerjw

Portable pumps can be tricky. I have some that...

Portable pumps can be tricky. I have some that work great such as my Lezyne and a few others that are marginally ok. I can't recall the one on my road bike but it is tricky to get seated, but once it...
07-25-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,082
Posted By bakerjw

I use Rogue Panda Alamo and Alamogordo on a few...

I use Rogue Panda Alamo and Alamogordo on a few of my bikes. You can pack quite a bit into them.
07-25-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,656
Posted By bakerjw

Ah, Zen... “It is better to travel well than...

Ah, Zen...

“It is better to travel well than to arrive.”

Buddha...
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