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09-17-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 812
Posted By General Geoff

After you get past the bizarre feeling of the...

After you get past the bizarre feeling of the tires tracking with the direction of the grates, it's not a big deal. Don't fight it too much, just work to maintain your balance.
07-31-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,212
Posted By General Geoff

I dont think any normal bicycle will survive much...

I dont think any normal bicycle will survive much past 120 mph without wheel balancing and beefier bearings.
07-31-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,212
Posted By General Geoff

Without an atmosphere, you could probably get up...

Without an atmosphere, you could probably get up to 100 mph+ and stay there for awhile. Frictional losses of the drivetrain and tires deforming/gripping the road are minimal.

Regular pneumatic...
07-31-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 629
Posted By General Geoff

Pneumatic tires are suspension. A 40 or 45c tire...

Pneumatic tires are suspension. A 40 or 45c tire at 40 psi will have vastly more damping than a 32c tire run at 65 psi.
07-30-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By General Geoff

If price is a concern, Walmart sells this one...

If price is a concern, Walmart sells this one (https://www.walmart.com/ip/Kryptonite-8mm-Chain-Bicycle-Lock/19721330) for $17. Uses a disc detainer core, and an 8mm chain which should be resistant...
07-30-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By General Geoff

If you're referring to this "Z-LOK":...

If you're referring to this "Z-LOK": https://hiplok.com/product/zlok1/
...
07-29-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,109
Posted By General Geoff

First world wages/benefits, OSHA protections,...

First world wages/benefits, OSHA protections, environmental protections, all add up to a very expensive manufacturing base in America, compared to Southeast Asia. Modern consumerism favors cheap,...
07-24-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 892
Posted By General Geoff

It ain't the years, honey. It's the mileage.

It ain't the years, honey. It's the mileage.
07-21-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,230
Posted By General Geoff

OP here. I'm not affiliated with that blog or...

OP here. I'm not affiliated with that blog or blogger.

If the smiley face at the end of the original post wasn't evident enough, let me be clear that the excavator was not really an inconvenience...
07-20-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By General Geoff

That's exactly what it is! ...

That's exactly what it is!
https://www.treehugger.com/how-planned-obsolescence-began-4856701

The concept was developed about a hundred years ago by executives at General Motors, and it had a...
07-19-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,230
Posted By General Geoff

I did, the excavator did not seem to care!

I did, the excavator did not seem to care!
07-19-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,230
Posted By General Geoff

Gosh-darn traffic blocking the MUP

No consideration at all.

http://shadowflareindustries.com/photo/i.php?/upload/2020/07/19/20200719212655-df3b264e-xx.jpg



:D
07-19-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,647
Posted By General Geoff

A wheel locks up when the applied braking force...

A wheel locks up when the applied braking force is greater than the traction available to the tire. Every good braking system is readily capable of locking up the rear wheel at least.

the only way...
07-19-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,647
Posted By General Geoff

Exactly what it sounds like. Wheel stops...

Exactly what it sounds like. Wheel stops completely while the bike is still in motion, causing the tire to skid across the ground. Skidding tire provides far less control than a rolling tire,...
07-12-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,014
Posted By General Geoff

Climbing favors the short and petite due to power...

Climbing favors the short and petite due to power to weight ratio. Though you can be a slow climber and still enjoy it more than others who are faster but hate doing it.
07-10-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,967
Posted By General Geoff

Truth. Broke a spoke on a disc brake bike and...

Truth. Broke a spoke on a disc brake bike and didn't even realize it till I got home about 30 miles later.
07-08-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By General Geoff

Expensive but good. KMCs are cheaper and also...

Expensive but good. KMCs are cheaper and also good.

They are wear items and eventually disposable either way. I DO like the Connex Link, which is reusable far more times than the KMC quick link...
07-07-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By General Geoff

Bicycle tire and wheel sizing nomenclature is...

Bicycle tire and wheel sizing nomenclature is unbelievably arcane and confusing.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

Basically it stems from a history of different countries...
07-05-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,219
Posted By General Geoff

Never had any issues with my rack bosses over the...

Never had any issues with my rack bosses over the past decade of heavy rack usage on an aluminum frame. Again, proper torque spec is key. Once it's torqued down with some blue loctite, it's set it...
07-05-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,219
Posted By General Geoff

I've never had any issues with bottom bracket...

I've never had any issues with bottom bracket threading on my aluminum bike frames. and there are millions of aluminum engine blocks out there that make hundreds of horsepower dependent entirely upon...
07-05-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,048
Posted By General Geoff

Language is a dicey, fluid medium of...

Language is a dicey, fluid medium of communication. That which is inferred is not always the same as that which was implied. One person's mental image of "cyclist" is different than another's. The...
07-05-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,048
Posted By General Geoff

Runners, joggers, power walkers, and hikers are...

Runners, joggers, power walkers, and hikers are all subcategories of pedestrian. Just as racers, commuters, enthusiasts, tourists and bikepackers are all subcategories of cyclist.
07-05-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,219
Posted By General Geoff

Aluminum frames can be more durable than steel or...

Aluminum frames can be more durable than steel or titanium. (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/frame_fatigue_test.htm) Durability and longevity depend entirely upon design geometry and quality...
07-05-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,048
Posted By General Geoff

self-identification is not required to fit a...

self-identification is not required to fit a definition.
07-05-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,048
Posted By General Geoff

That sounds like a "No True Scotsman" fallacy. ...

That sounds like a "No True Scotsman" fallacy.

I am a cycling enthusiast, and I wholly support the Websters definition of cyclist.
07-05-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,048
Posted By General Geoff

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclist...

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclist?src=search-dict-box


Using a bicycle as a conveyance does, in fact, instantly make you a cyclist.
07-05-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,275
Posted By General Geoff

Nah, that's a mid drive electric motor. If it was...

Nah, that's a mid drive electric motor. If it was a Pinion gearbox, it wouldn't have a rear derailleur.
07-05-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,048
Posted By General Geoff

Anyone riding a bike is a cyclist, just as anyone...

Anyone riding a bike is a cyclist, just as anyone driving a car is a motorist.

Cycling enthusiasts are a much smaller subset of cyclists as a whole, just as car enthusiasts are a small subset of...
07-02-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By General Geoff

They probably just tweaked their blanket...

They probably just tweaked their blanket algorithm. Still essentially worthless as an actual value guide.
Forum: Commuting
07-02-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,781
Posted By General Geoff

I use a Crane Riten bell...

I use a Crane Riten bell (https://www.perennialcycle.com/crane-riten-rotary-brass-bell-2761.html). Sounds lovely.
07-01-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,664
Posted By General Geoff

Bingo. For me it'd be a Co-Motion Divide w/Pinion...

Bingo. For me it'd be a Co-Motion Divide w/Pinion gearbox and belt drive. One expensive bike though, starting at close to $7k new.
Forum: Commuting
06-29-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,651
Posted By General Geoff

$5000 for two years of insurance on one Jeep,...

$5000 for two years of insurance on one Jeep, damn.
06-28-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By General Geoff

14.3 kph, or ~8.9 mph. Slow & steady wins the...

14.3 kph, or ~8.9 mph. Slow & steady wins the race! :)
Forum: Commuting
06-27-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By General Geoff

I'm back home for a fortnight, before returning...

I'm back home for a fortnight, before returning to Omaha. Took a quick 4 mile ride on my Lynskey and I gotta say, the Trek really makes me appreciate this bike a lot more. :D

The daily riding I...
06-27-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,271
Posted By General Geoff

Warranty of merchantability does not apply to...

Warranty of merchantability does not apply to private sales. It only applies to sales from a merchant by law: https://www.law.cornell.edu/ucc/2/2-314
06-25-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By General Geoff

Yeah ignore bicycle blue book, they calculate...

Yeah ignore bicycle blue book, they calculate value with a decreasing x% depreciation from MSRP per year formula. It has nothing to do with actual street value.

BBB says my 07 c'dale f4 is worth...
06-23-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,030
Posted By General Geoff

Yeah she STOLE that Co-Motion for $550. As...

Yeah she STOLE that Co-Motion for $550. As mentioned, the S&S couplers alone are a $900 option if building a new bike.
06-22-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,402
Posted By General Geoff

I wouldn't leave a brand new $3000 road bike on...

I wouldn't leave a brand new $3000 road bike on an exposed bike rack. That's like leaving a Rolex sitting on the dashboard of a convertible with the top down.

If you are confident enough with your...
06-22-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,067
Posted By General Geoff

Frame or mini pump all the way. I like the...

Frame or mini pump all the way. I like the Topeak road morph g

https://www.topeak.com/global/de/products/mini-pumps/246-road-morph--g
06-22-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,108
Posted By General Geoff

Small world, my friend :)

Small world, my friend :)
06-21-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,205
Posted By General Geoff

Thanks for the correction, the name of this...

Thanks for the correction, the name of this measurement is misleading. The more correct measurement appears to be "development" or "rollout" which measures distance traveled with one revolution of...
06-21-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,205
Posted By General Geoff

Also, depending on how wide the roads are, you...

Also, depending on how wide the roads are, you can try tacking or zig-zagging up, which has the same effect as gearing down, as it spreads your elevation gain across a longer traversed distance.
06-21-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,205
Posted By General Geoff

When it comes to touring bikes, 18 gear inches is...

When it comes to touring bikes, 18 gear inches is considered a good granny gear. Gear inches is how many inches you travel forward for one complete pedal revolution. Even with a 10/36 and 30/43...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By General Geoff

With 160 miles on it so far, it's OK. The plain...

With 160 miles on it so far, it's OK. The plain flat bars make my hands numb on long rides, and the saddle makes my nether regions numb after about 20 miles. It's keeping me active during my training...
06-20-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,247
Posted By General Geoff

They're made in Asia somewhere, guaranteed. If...

They're made in Asia somewhere, guaranteed. If they were domestically manufactured, they would advertise it specifically as "Made in the USA."

Fact is that US skilled labor costs are an order of...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By General Geoff

New (to me) temp commuter bike!

I'm far away from home in Omaha, Nebraska for a total of six weeks (a week and a half in) for job training. Instead of spending a couple hundred bucks to ship an existing bike back and forth I...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,651
Posted By General Geoff

Everything is relative. Car ownership in general,...

Everything is relative. Car ownership in general, for most people, is quite expensive. DIYers who don't mind driving 20+ year old beaters can do it pretty cheaply, but then the same could be said of...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,651
Posted By General Geoff

Not to mention the savings on insurance and...

Not to mention the savings on insurance and registration.
06-17-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,108
Posted By General Geoff

oh, I've not heard it used in that context with...

oh, I've not heard it used in that context with that meaning before.
06-17-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,108
Posted By General Geoff

Your post is very confusing. All steels are alloy...

Your post is very confusing. All steels are alloy and almost all titanium and aluminum bikes are alloy as well.
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