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09-18-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By pdlamb

An ordinary patch has worked for me with a ~1 mm...

An ordinary patch has worked for me with a ~1 mm cut. For something closer to 3 mm, a Tyvek patch (cut from a old FedEx envelope in my case) and glued in with patch kit glue let me ride that tire...
09-17-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 328
Posted By pdlamb

Ditto. You can probably come out ahead on the...

Ditto. You can probably come out ahead on the exchange if you buy an inexpensive new stem.
09-17-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 601
Posted By pdlamb

I've ridden across these bridges on 28-35. No...

I've ridden across these bridges on 28-35. No matter what size I'm riding, I always wish for the next size up.

Did you try to do a post-mortem on the tire that blew out? Was there a sharp edge...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 414
Posted By pdlamb

Sure, I care about how I'm doing my part to...

Sure, I care about how I'm doing my part to reduce pollution. It's near the top of my list, right below: cycling to work is fun; cycling to work is good for me; I save money cycling to work; and I...
09-16-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 997
Posted By pdlamb

IIRC the doctor doing anesthesia for my...

IIRC the doctor doing anesthesia for my colonoscopy said he wouldn't worry as long as the resting rate was 45 or more. I conveniently forgot ever seeing a lower pulse at that point.

But I talk...
09-16-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By pdlamb

I couldn't find the answer on line when I ran...

I couldn't find the answer on line when I ran into this problem. So I tried it both ways. In one orientation (don't remember now and there's rain between the computer and the garage) the middle...
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 462
Posted By pdlamb

I'm a Topeak Road Morph fan. I mounted one on...

I'm a Topeak Road Morph fan. I mounted one on the top tube for a while, until I took the pump off to mount the bike on a bike carrier and drove off leaving the pump somewhere along the way. Its...
09-16-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By pdlamb

Or import your routes into ridewithgps (if...

Or import your routes into ridewithgps (if they're not already there), and print out some cue sheets. Ziplock bags + clothespins or binder clips to hole the bags to your shifter or brake cables, and...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By pdlamb

Eh well, no big deal. A sizeable minority of...

Eh well, no big deal. A sizeable minority of non-cycling motorists don't know it's legal for a cyclist to ride on the streets and roads.
Forum: Commuting
09-15-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By pdlamb

Another state, after only 38 years! Pretty soon*...

Another state, after only 38 years! Pretty soon* we'll have a (Alice's Restaurant kind of) Movement!

*Pretty soon on a geological time scale. Why an eminently sensible idea hasn't already...
09-15-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 796
Posted By pdlamb

It's made life simpler over the long haul to have...

It's made life simpler over the long haul to have most things cross-compatible between bikes. Flat tire and it's time to ride? Swap in a spare wheel. Forgot to fix the flat when that one came off...
09-14-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 566
Posted By pdlamb

They're both American companies that design...

They're both American companies that design frames and specify parts, practically all of which are produced and assembled in the far east. It's like buying a GE appliance at Xmart, although neither...
09-14-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By pdlamb

Fresh fig bars are great, like the ones from...

Fresh fig bars are great, like the ones from convenience stores in 4-bar packs. They're not as dry, and seem to have more flavor. Candy bars or fruit pies are great if you can stop to buy them.
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09-14-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By pdlamb

I might try that new tire on the rear, if I...

I might try that new tire on the rear, if I couldn't return it. That could be the beginning of a blowout -- the threads may start spreading without support, you might get a bubble that grows until...
09-14-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By pdlamb

Speedplay might sue you for using the wrong...

Speedplay might sue you for using the wrong grease, but the pedals won't care.
09-14-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 261
Posted By pdlamb

I get the "who dies with the most toys wins," but...

I get the "who dies with the most toys wins," but $5-10 for LBS shop labor is surely the least expensive option?
09-14-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By pdlamb

Check with clothes alteration places near you. ...

Check with clothes alteration places near you. One (or more) of them may know how to block knitted wool garments. As I recall, Mom used to pin newly knitted sweaters to the bed and hit them through...
09-14-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,181
Posted By pdlamb

I think I recall reading that greasing the...

I think I recall reading that greasing the seatpost (lightly, please!) also helps prevent binding when you're tightening the bolt. There's supposedly a possibility that with a dry seatpost, it'll...
09-14-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,039
Posted By pdlamb

You're supposed to wash them in ice water?? :)

You're supposed to wash them in ice water?? :)
Forum: Commuting
09-11-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By pdlamb

My workplace is heated. Between locking up the...

My workplace is heated. Between locking up the bike, lifting panniers off the racks, and carrying everything inside, I don't get cold there.

Long (2 minute) stop light is my biggest problem. If...
09-11-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,173
Posted By pdlamb

By the end of the second week, everybody,...

By the end of the second week, everybody, regardless of age or condition, was walking out saying, "Maybe I could have done a little bit more, but I think I'll go sit in the recliner for a few hours."
Forum: Touring
09-10-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,799
Posted By pdlamb

By mid July, when I tried the same thing, I was...

By mid July, when I tried the same thing, I was surprised how tolerable it was. Helped that the western shore has a shallow shelf that warmed the ice water up just a bit.

No soap going into the...
09-10-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 886
Posted By pdlamb

In other news, boutique bicycle parts makers want...

In other news, boutique bicycle parts makers want you to buy more of their overpriced products.
09-10-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By pdlamb

If the voices in my head are getting drowned out,...

If the voices in my head are getting drowned out, I can sing along with them. :)
09-10-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By pdlamb

That's like asking, "How much will an I-beam...

That's like asking, "How much will an I-beam hold?" The one on an interstate bridge will carry a lot more than the one on your cheap backyard shed roof.

I suspect either bike will be fine for...
09-10-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By pdlamb

Agree with most of this; I normally aim for...

Agree with most of this; I normally aim for 105-115 kgf, but the spokes will handle a lot more tension than the rim.

I do check NDS at the end of the build, though. I go around the wheel and see...
09-10-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,173
Posted By pdlamb

Welcome to the club. Sorry you're here. Glad...

Welcome to the club. Sorry you're here. Glad you're still here. :/



Some of this sounds familiar. My wife was convinced I'd had a stroke. Fortunately for me, one of the cardiologists she...
09-10-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 749
Posted By pdlamb

I think this is landing where I staked out a...

I think this is landing where I staked out a position before, just from a slightly different angle:




And part of the problem we have at BF is that so many people see the Goretex ads, drink...
09-10-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By pdlamb

Does Proofide work as well on your back side as...

Does Proofide work as well on your back side as it does on leather saddles? :D
09-09-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By pdlamb

First thing I'd do in your situation would be to...

First thing I'd do in your situation would be to re-think the August hill climb. It'd be tough to recycle in 4-5 weeks for anybody, much less when you're over 70.

Since you seem to like...
09-09-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By pdlamb

I'd suggest you don't jump into training just...

I'd suggest you don't jump into training just yet. Go ride your bike, four or five times a week, for the first month. Have fun. Then you can assess where you are and start formal training October...
Forum: Touring
09-09-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By pdlamb

What's on sale?

What's on sale?
09-09-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 744
Posted By pdlamb

50s aren't bad, depending on humidity, wind, and...

50s aren't bad, depending on humidity, wind, and sun sometimes I'll just grab a warmer short sleeve jersey. (After you ride long enough, you may accumulate a wide variety of jerseys!) Below that...
09-09-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By pdlamb

Yes, put that one in the dictionary under "freak...

Yes, put that one in the dictionary under "freak accident!"

Forced, I wouldn't put too much emphasis on the last couple threads being damaged. That's probably the result of the nipple breaking. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,439
Posted By pdlamb

15-25 mph cruising speed when I worked farther...

15-25 mph cruising speed when I worked farther than the back room desk, but with traffic lights I usually averaged 13.5-15 mph overall. Here's hoping I get to do that again soon!
09-08-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By pdlamb

I hate to sound like a software engineer (try it...

I hate to sound like a software engineer (try it again and see if the same thing happens), but that's probably the best option. I'm guessing a one in 5,000 manufacturing defect in the nipple cause...
Forum: Touring
09-08-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By pdlamb

Lesson available to be learned: I cold spread a...

Lesson available to be learned: I cold spread a frame but didn't align the dropouts. It took a few years, but the frame snapped right ahead of the dropout. In retrospect, it's obvious that the...
09-04-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,289
Posted By pdlamb

Back to the original question: yes, it'll make a...

Back to the original question: yes, it'll make a difference on steep hills (>12%, perhaps), or if you're touring with a load. In other words, if you run out of gears with the setup you've got, that...
09-04-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By pdlamb

If it's good enough to ride, just ride it!

If it's good enough to ride, just ride it!
09-04-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By pdlamb

Have you looked at just replacing the worn chain...

Have you looked at just replacing the worn chain rings?
09-02-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,033
Posted By pdlamb

I think I've generally had less flu and colds...

I think I've generally had less flu and colds since I started bike commuting year-round. Some of the cause is probably clearing my sinuses before and after work (beneficial side effect of snot...
09-02-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By pdlamb

I suspect you're set for weather down to about...

I suspect you're set for weather down to about 40F, if you don't have some condition that limits your cold adaptability.

I'm guessing you're got something to keep your ears warm, as well as a...
09-02-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,084
Posted By pdlamb

I guess the opposite of "proprietary" parts for...

I guess the opposite of "proprietary" parts for me is "standard." I don't really care if I've got a Bontrager seatpost or Cannondale cranks, as long as the interface is something I can replace the...
09-02-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 749
Posted By pdlamb

I've not found Goretex to work as advertised,...

I've not found Goretex to work as advertised, except in limited conditions. Cycling in general, I generate a lot more heat than can be dissipated through Goretex or any other "breathable" jacket.
...
09-01-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By pdlamb

Oops, you're right.

Oops, you're right.
09-01-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 804
Posted By pdlamb

Did they cancel the World Naked Bicycle Ride this...

Did they cancel the World Naked Bicycle Ride this year?
09-01-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By pdlamb

I remember reading an essay (in Buycycling?)...

I remember reading an essay (in Buycycling?) 15-20 years ago that waxed poetic about a 16 tooth cog. I haven't come up with a reason to move that out of the "senseless fixation" mental file. (Put...
08-31-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By pdlamb

I've got an older version, and it's worked well. ...

I've got an older version, and it's worked well. To answer the subsequent question, yes, the legs spread or close to adapt to a variety of hub widths.
Forum: Commuting
08-31-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By pdlamb

Sure thing! You'll probably want to look at...

Sure thing! You'll probably want to look at Sheldon nuts (https://problemsolversbike.com/products/accessory-mounts/sheldon_fender_nuts_-_10108) to minimize interference with the brakes. Velo Orange...
08-31-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By pdlamb

If they're not too old, you might want to...

If they're not too old, you might want to document the issues and email Panaracer customer service. I had a new Pasela that developed a bubble within a few hundred miles. I emailed the picture of...
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