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Forum: Commuting
07-10-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,936
Posted By wphamilton

Dawes SST with DIY fenders, chain cover and...

Dawes SST with DIY fenders, chain cover and laptop pannier. The gearing it came with, 46x16 gives me 76-77 gear inches which is just about right for the smaller hills around here.
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07-03-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,061
Posted By wphamilton

OK, that's one to strike from the bucket list. No...

OK, that's one to strike from the bucket list. No fighting with the heavyweight champ. :lol:

I'm ahead of schedule somehow; at least I can sneeze without much pain, move pretty freely and so on....
07-02-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,379
Posted By wphamilton

I agree, and while I've done a couple of charity...

I agree, and while I've done a couple of charity rides I don't like fundraising and have no inclination to do these rides. I can go out and ride the route if I want to. I can donate to the charity...
07-02-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,513
Posted By wphamilton

Always flashing on the rear light - there's no...

Always flashing on the rear light - there's no need to over-complicate it.


Flashing red light says "bicycle".
Flashing LED lasts longer than steady.
I don't care if the driver behind me...
06-30-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,506
Posted By wphamilton

When I've been fishing, the few times, it was...

When I've been fishing, the few times, it was never about catching fish. I liked to sit outside and read a paperback, and people somehow think that means that you're bored and it's an invitation to...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-19, 12:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,936
Posted By wphamilton

I personally don't see much point in spending a...

I personally don't see much point in spending a whole lot for a commuting single speed bike, since we're likely to weigh it down anyway with accessories and the commute load, and we're not gearing it...
06-25-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,591
Posted By wphamilton

Well it's retail and the guy working the floor...

Well it's retail and the guy working the floor isn't always the most knowledgeable. That said, sometimes they're right and it was my knowledge that was incomplete.

Personally I'd much rather that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,271
Posted By wphamilton

My general response to unsolicited advice from...

My general response to unsolicited advice from strangers is "F-off". So I tend to anticipate that response before giving advice, and comply with it ahead of time, saving us both a lot of trouble and...
06-20-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By wphamilton

Do it! Finally a "decent tire" thread that I can...

Do it! Finally a "decent tire" thread that I can speak to (being excessively cheap), because that's a great price and those are nice rolling tires!
06-20-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,848
Posted By wphamilton

I don't think that an abandoned bike is ever "up...

I don't think that an abandoned bike is ever "up for grabs". I think it can be removed by an individual if it's obstructing use of a common area, or on someone's private property. People store...
06-20-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 18,066
Posted By wphamilton

I'm going with they "don't know any better"...

I'm going with they "don't know any better" because I've seen it so frequently that it doesn't really warrant remarking on. And it truth, if the MUP is a nominal park shared with pedestrians, they're...
06-19-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,081
Posted By wphamilton

I've gone for literally years between times I...

I've gone for literally years between times I drove into work. You don't need a resolution or "commitment" to do that, you just do it.

That's not really the hard part of going completely car-free...
06-17-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,083
Posted By wphamilton

I don't think the people in the video are...

I don't think the people in the video are abnormal. Perhaps atypical but not extreme.

My 20 something son thinks that I'm physically like a 20-30 year old, because of physical capabilities. I'm...
06-06-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,904
Posted By wphamilton

The Volvo tests apparently go beyond the...

The Volvo tests apparently go beyond the safety-standard drop-tests, so I don't really see the objections here. I also doubt that what we see in the video is the full extent of Volvo's test...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,172
Posted By wphamilton

My advice is build up gradually, but don't sell...

My advice is build up gradually, but don't sell yourself short either. When I got a new commute about 9 years ago, it was 11 miles each way. I'd been riding 2-3 on a short commute, and wasn't sure I...
05-30-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,374
Posted By wphamilton

Ditto, just swap the tube and it takes a few...

Ditto, just swap the tube and it takes a few minutes. I wouldn't patch unless I had to, or else it was just a nice day with nowhere to get to, and I wanted to relax a while with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,358
Posted By wphamilton

I have a drawer full of jerseys and athletic...

I have a drawer full of jerseys and athletic wicking shirts, and several long-sleeved hanging in the closet. I might have splurged on one, but the rest were either on clearance or sale or chinese...
Forum: Foo
05-27-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,721
Posted By wphamilton

If they ASK for advice then I'll help them....

If they ASK for advice then I'll help them. Otherwise, pushing it on them means taking some responsibility for the outcome, and knowing that they're going to screw up regardless I don't want a part...
05-24-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,964
Posted By wphamilton

If I'm inferring the questions right: no, the...

If I'm inferring the questions right: no, the difference between "pushing the pedals forward" and "pushing the pedals down" is arbitrary and almost irrelevant to providing power. I mean literally...
05-23-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 258,762
Posted By wphamilton

It happens. Although it's rare, there is a CPSC...

It happens. Although it's rare, there is a CPSC warning due to strangulations:
https://helmets.org/playgrou.htm
Forum: Commuting
05-22-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,420
Posted By wphamilton

Being too hard on yourself IMHO. You were not...

Being too hard on yourself IMHO. You were not reckless, and reacted long before you got near the opening car door. It wasn't a close call.
Forum: Commuting
05-20-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,643
Posted By wphamilton

I do that also, not only for the ozone but also...

I do that also, not only for the ozone but also the wrapper helps to keep things from catching and poking into it when I shove stuff in. Also if you put the stick-on patches in there it keeps them...
05-19-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,776
Posted By wphamilton

Close to the glasses gives me a larger field of...

Close to the glasses gives me a larger field of view and less vibration. It's also easier for old(er) eyes to focus on than locations further out on the side.

The downside is that the angle is...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,038
Posted By wphamilton

The only must-have game changer is stashing a...

The only must-have game changer is stashing a spare set of clothes at work, permanently. I always need it eventually.

Everything extra that I have on my bike, or carry with me, or equiped on the...
05-17-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,563
Posted By wphamilton

I can't get over how reversed this is from my own...

I can't get over how reversed this is from my own story. I started cycling as Joey Bike's "forced march", always and only with a purpose and specific destination. I pretty much hated it at first. ...
05-15-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,271
Posted By wphamilton

That was my first thought also but it's a...

That was my first thought also but it's a different situation. We help the lead cyclist by filling the low pressure area behind him (where the air swirls, but we're redirecting it around us instead)....
05-15-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,608
Posted By wphamilton

I needed the third try to start running without...

I needed the third try to start running without hurting myself, and I thought maybe I'd waited too long. I made the first attempt at age 56 or 57. Start to feel good, ramp it up and hurt an ankle....
05-11-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 457,442
Posted By wphamilton

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-10-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,776
Posted By wphamilton

A little dirty, sorry. ...

A little dirty, sorry.

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Forum: Commuting
04-26-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,094
Posted By wphamilton

When passing doesn't matter and they catch up...

When passing doesn't matter and they catch up again at the light, why do they always sneak around me at the light to get in front? And then go really slow across the intersection.
04-26-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 16,452
Posted By wphamilton

Initials and real name, it means that I'm not...

Initials and real name, it means that I'm not going to post something that I'd be ashamed of.
08-21-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By wphamilton

I haven't pulled mine out, but I think it's just...

I haven't pulled mine out, but I think it's just standard threading and a Shimano UN26 will work.

FWIW, my SST had a clicking noise when pedaling and it turned out to be the freewheel. Easy enough...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-17, 02:14 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,635
Posted By wphamilton

It's bad form to taunt the flat fairies ...

It's bad form to taunt the flat fairies ...
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