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07-11-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 601
Posted By 79pmooney

My Bell Biker did not crack and I am quite sure I...

My Bell Biker did not crack and I am quite sure I would have fared better with the new helmets that would have been destroyed. (My CAT scan showed a blood clot on my hypothalamus and bruising on my...
07-11-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By 79pmooney

My dad's often repeated phrase - be careful what...

My dad's often repeated phrase - be careful what you ask for.
07-11-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 143
Posted By 79pmooney

Yeah, when I am cold, doing the relax gets a lot...

Yeah, when I am cold, doing the relax gets a lot harder. I have a very fast 1000' drop on a ride I do fairly often, I've learned that it is a cool day, my ride is far better if I bring the clothes...
07-11-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 143
Posted By 79pmooney

If your bearings are good, you can just watch to...

If your bearings are good, you can just watch to see if the wheel rotates. (Install the rear wheel with the chain not around the cassette.) Add weight as needed until the rotation doesn't happen. ...
07-11-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 143
Posted By 79pmooney

Death wobbles are from just the right (wrong?)...

Death wobbles are from just the right (wrong?) combination of factors. Fork stiffness,fork and frame geometry, small issues like headset adjustment and quality, you (someone else on the bike...
07-11-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,656
Posted By 79pmooney

Years ago I was out for a ride in Michigan when I...

Years ago I was out for a ride in Michigan when I came across a box turtle crossing the road, Quiet road but he had a ways to go. I was concerned, So I stopped and picked him up. He didn't like...
Forum: Foo
07-11-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By 79pmooney

I rode past a chilling scene years ago on my...

I rode past a chilling scene years ago on my early morning commute. 5am. Fire crew cleaning up after a house fire. House was saved. Upstairs gutted, later rebuilt and home sold. But that crew...
07-11-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By 79pmooney

Oh, you'd survive, but it would be proof you...

Oh, you'd survive, but it would be proof you don't didn't have a life.
07-11-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 183,918
Posted By 79pmooney

I always sensed there was a higher reason to ride...

I always sensed there was a higher reason to ride fix gears.
07-11-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 601
Posted By 79pmooney

Yeah. My first helmet made $35 for Bell (and...

Yeah. My first helmet made $35 for Bell (and about half that for the replacement), thousands for the local hospital and the local morgue was cut out of the action completely. I've paid taxes ever...
07-11-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 601
Posted By 79pmooney

If your powers are that good, why not just adjust...

If your powers are that good, why not just adjust your training so that is a rest day? (I always wear a helmet and have yet to find they make crashing fun.)
07-11-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 108
Posted By 79pmooney

Sick joke here. A new meaning to reefer madness.

Sick joke here. A new meaning to reefer madness.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By 79pmooney

I got the breathing from a college swim...

I got the breathing from a college swim instructor (also a grad student in physiology) to diaphragm breath and exhale to the max to swim freestyle. Those were equal breakthroughs for me. She...
07-11-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,412
Posted By 79pmooney

And one of the joys of rim brakes is the ease in...

And one of the joys of rim brakes is the ease in swappiing wheels.
07-10-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,948
Posted By 79pmooney

"He was born a pre-existing condition (life) and...

"He was born a pre-existing condition (life) and we knew he was going to go sooner or later."
07-10-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 834
Posted By 79pmooney

All your links take me to the same place, post...

All your links take me to the same place, post 652 on the "Amusing" thread, Jet SanchEz's post with nothing but a link to Velospace. I just want to see that graph. (I do thank you for post 655. ...
07-10-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 214
Posted By 79pmooney

If you are going to run chrome rims, consider the...

If you are going to run chrome rims, consider the Racer calipers. They will probably drop right on to both of those bikes. (My 1967 Peugeot came with them so while they may not be model correct,...
07-10-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 214
Posted By 79pmooney

My take (and experience) is that except for...

My take (and experience) is that except for clearance issues (tires, fork, etc) I cannot tell a difference between pad style, just the rubber compound. My winter/rain/city bike has had probably...
07-10-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 834
Posted By 79pmooney

That link goes to another link to Velospace, a...

That link goes to another link to Velospace, a bicycle marketplace. Quite appropriate for BF but not much help here.
07-10-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 692
Posted By 79pmooney

I don't do digital photos and my prize camera and...

I don't do digital photos and my prize camera and gear were stolen years ago. Now if you want to come over and take some, that's cool.
07-10-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 645
Posted By 79pmooney

Or, "your" is possessive. One of those things?...

Or, "your" is possessive. One of those things? people? belongs to you. (Until I hear what or who, I don't know whether to congratulate or pity you.)

I wasn't a great student but our cat never...
07-09-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 665
Posted By 79pmooney

So we have to thank WHO for having lower...

So we have to thank WHO for having lower standards than Dr. Isotope. This is a weird world.
07-09-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 647
Posted By 79pmooney

Countries that instituted tracing early,...

Countries that instituted tracing early, countries that mandated everyone wear masks and counties that instituted rigorous quarantine and distancing all have fared radically better than the US. I...
07-09-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 427
Posted By 79pmooney

I've crashed many times with my feet strapped in...

I've crashed many times with my feet strapped in with quality leather toestraps and aluminum cleats. Never injured my ankles except the bony outside from road rash. My concious rule in my racing...
07-09-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,896
Posted By 79pmooney

Hardly a surprise. New cases started going back...

Hardly a surprise. New cases started going back up 3 weeks ago.

We need a new goal. Not flattening the curve (easily done with log graph paper) but going for every cyclists joy, the screaming...
07-09-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 647
Posted By 79pmooney

"Texas needs to do more" is what's getting you...

"Texas needs to do more" is what's getting you into this mess. ;)
07-09-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 610
Posted By 79pmooney

Did the bike come with that or is this a change? ...

Did the bike come with that or is this a change? I don't have the answers either way but that is a clue.
07-08-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By 79pmooney

I don't get that graph. :Observed case-fatalitly...

I don't get that graph. :Observed case-fatalitly at 15% 1 in 7 dies? And for the US, I thought I had been seeing ~1/2% of those afflicted dying, not 9 times that,

Deaths per 100,000 is...
07-08-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 545
Posted By 79pmooney

I had a fun thought reading this thread - to gain...

I had a fun thought reading this thread - to gain more social distancing in prisons, grant those on good behavior their freedom, but only after they have pumped up every tire on an 18 wheeler from...
07-08-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 834
Posted By 79pmooney

So you are saying that using higher math ISN'T...

So you are saying that using higher math ISN'T flattening the curve and we've all been mislead? (I think we should use simple arithmetic scales and huge pieces of paper, just to drive home what is...
07-08-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,567
Posted By 79pmooney

No, I celebrated CDs because they brought back...

No, I celebrated CDs because they brought back the old vinyl that I thought was gone for good. I got turned onto the old blues as a teen. Early '80s I started cassette taping my records just to...
07-08-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By 79pmooney

So, if I read this right and I put on my thinking...

So, if I read this right and I put on my thinking hat, I get - when enough of us have been through this disease, we will have our intelligence reduced in sufficient numbers that we can all agree this...
07-08-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By 79pmooney

I saw several articles on this early in the...

I saw several articles on this early in the pandemic but cannot find them now Each administration is to appoint a qualified person to serve as the point man in a national emergency. I believe Trump...
07-08-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By 79pmooney

That's the recipe. If it is life or death and...

That's the recipe. If it is life or death and you need it done right, you go to the military. Those at the top know how to do big projects, how to delegate what needs to be done that they don't...
07-07-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,567
Posted By 79pmooney

Yup. My favorite bike - what the pros might have...

Yup. My favorite bike - what the pros might have raced 30 years ago had gears and freewheels never been invented - a custom ti road fix gear. Sewups and my form of 43 years ago and it would be good...
07-07-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,567
Posted By 79pmooney

I answered the thread earlier, but I just...

I answered the thread earlier, but I just realized the real breaking point for me - bibs. A solution to a problem that already had a working solution and this new one added another. So I never...
Forum: Touring
07-07-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By 79pmooney

I think I last wore shorts with a chamois 30...

I think I last wore shorts with a chamois 30 years ago (a very old pair). I've been choosing to let those chamoises live and use their synthetic replacements. (And no,I am not a saint. A whole...
07-07-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By 79pmooney

Did the Manhattan Project have a point man? A...

Did the Manhattan Project have a point man? A guy in charge?
07-07-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 692
Posted By 79pmooney

If you don't have it already, seriously consider...

If you don't have it already, seriously consider carrying a Pedros Trixie fix gear wrench. Makes the chain swap very easy and clean. Tool has a very good hub nut wrench so you can leave what you...
07-07-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 291
Posted By 79pmooney

What we really need is for those competing...

What we really need is for those competing coronaviruses to go out into the parking lot and have it out. Starting with fists and going to knives, then guns. The common cold has a lot to lose here. ...
07-07-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By 79pmooney

A vaccine to the market?

Novavax has just been given the go ahead to produce a vaccine.

"The U.S. will pay the vaccine maker Novavax $1.6 billion to develop 100 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine by early 2021, the...
07-07-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By 79pmooney

A question, Juan. Were the spreaders at that...

A question, Juan. Were the spreaders at that wedding and hotel wearing masks? Was everyone else wearing masks? (If they were, it would be interesting to know how good the masks were but that's a...
07-07-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 526
Posted By 79pmooney

I'd expect heart attacks to be up because of...

I'd expect heart attacks to be up because of COVID. It can go to the blood and blood vessels and we know it can cause strokes. The heart is pretty dependent on a reliable blood supply to do its...
07-07-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By 79pmooney

I've used Wellgo DELTA cleats for years (as both...

I've used Wellgo DELTA cleats for years (as both Wellgo and Forte). I cannot tell the difference between those and the LOOKs once they are on my shoes. I haven't used any Exustar cleats except...
07-06-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 692
Posted By 79pmooney

I love riding fix gear, I love riding hills. ...

I love riding fix gear, I love riding hills. I'm in my 60s and have had chronic knee issues the past 40 years. 9 years ago I had a custom fix gear built that had a road style dropout but long...
07-06-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By 79pmooney

I started having similar sounding hand issues in...

I started having similar sounding hand issues in my 60s. Right hand more than my left. Measured up my best bike, the main culprit. Oops! Right brake lever was higher than the left. Lowered the left a...
07-06-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,367
Posted By 79pmooney

1950s? If it's never been done, it wouldn't...

1950s? If it's never been done, it wouldn't surprise me. Look at the photos of Major Taylor. He was riding toeclips, straps and slotted cleats 120 years ago. Plus those early Tour de France...
07-06-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,367
Posted By 79pmooney

Yup. Actually in sprints, you don't think about...

Yup. Actually in sprints, you don't think about it, you just use what you've got. But I've favored my big thigh muscles and concentrated on the rest of the stroke (back, up and across the top) while...
07-06-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,208
Posted By 79pmooney

For me, when I discovered a weird line of spots...

For me, when I discovered a weird line of spots following a rib while I dressed in cycling gear to ride home froo work. Stopped at Medical on the way out. The nurse diagnosed it instantly, told me...
07-06-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 381
Posted By 79pmooney

Have you used the Velox brand tape in a width...

Have you used the Velox brand tape in a width that runs the width of the bottom flat of the rim? They make a wide range of widths. I've even taken a wider width and cut the roll with a very sharp...
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