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09-04-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,426
Posted By _ForceD_

I like the knitted quilt. Dan

I like the knitted quilt.

Dan
08-26-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,107
Posted By _ForceD_

Iím in the ďchange my bar take every several...

Iím in the ďchange my bar take every several years not monthsĒ crowd.

Iíll bet your saddle is sweaty and smelly too. How often do you change it?

Dan
08-26-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,107
Posted By _ForceD_

That's the way I wrap. I've done it for decades....

That's the way I wrap. I've done it for decades. If you wrap tight enough, the exposed edges won't curl, and the wraps won't migrate or move around. And the smallest amount necessary tucked in the...
08-23-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,528
Posted By _ForceD_

Personally, like a couple have mentioned above,...

Personally, like a couple have mentioned above, I'm kind of use to drinking water at whatever ambient temperature. Then again...there are times that I'd prefer it cool at least. A trick that I use...
08-20-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 102,557
Posted By _ForceD_

Concur with your points. Thanks. Dan

Concur with your points. Thanks.

Dan
08-20-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By _ForceD_

If that thing is rubber, or whatever stretchy...

If that thing is rubber, or whatever stretchy substance, I'll be it dry-rotted, cracked, and eventually broke. It might be though finding an exact replacement. But I would try something like an...
08-18-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By _ForceD_

I have four active road bikes. Recently, at...

I have four active road bikes. Recently, at essentially the same time (within a week or so), I experienced them all suddenly producing a "creaking" and/or slight clunking sound from their cassette...
08-17-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By _ForceD_

The paint looks good, and I like that scheme....

The paint looks good, and I like that scheme. Don't remove the decals...looks like their original. I'd just clean it up...maybe upgrade/modernize some of the components...and ride it.

Dan
08-14-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By _ForceD_

Before you spray...I would suggest looking into...

Before you spray...I would suggest looking into powder coating (unless you want to do multiple colors...I don't think that's possible). For the price...I paid $150 and that included the sandblasting...
08-05-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By _ForceD_

If the bike is new (i.e. purchased at a LBS)...I...

If the bike is new (i.e. purchased at a LBS)...I suggest you check with that LBS (sooner rather than later).

Dan
07-29-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,159
Posted By _ForceD_

It's super easy. I'm such a dolt for holding out...

It's super easy. I'm such a dolt for holding out for so long. But I caution you...do a rehersal at home so that you know what you're doing, and what to expect when you do have to do it roadside...
07-28-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 102,557
Posted By _ForceD_

I use blogger.com to host/post my paintings on...

I use blogger.com to host/post my paintings on (https://paintingsbydanforce.blogspot.com/?m= (https://paintingsbydanforce.blogspot.com/?m=1)1). Doesnít cost anything.

Dan
07-23-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 513
Posted By _ForceD_

I have calipers. But in lieu of calipers you...

I have calipers. But in lieu of calipers you could do this...then measure across the wrench opening. (Maybe some masking tape on the wrench jaws so you don't scratch your paint.)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,490
Posted By _ForceD_

Golf cloves. Cut the fingers off yourself (unless...

Golf cloves. Cut the fingers off yourself (unless you want full-finger gloves).

Dan
07-19-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By _ForceD_

I'd say that if the rust is along the length of...

I'd say that if the rust is along the length of the spoke that removing it, and keeping it off, shouldn't weaken it too much. However, if there's rust at the elbow/head of the spoke...then you should...
07-10-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,572
Posted By _ForceD_

Sometimes if you 'think outside the box' you can...

Sometimes if you 'think outside the box' you can find great, and better, cycling apparel for cheap money. WAY less money than what the regular cycling apparel companies charge. There's no 'rule' that...
06-28-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By _ForceD_

The format of those pedals is a lot like the...

The format of those pedals is a lot like the original LOOK Delta format that I have used since the beginning. Like suggested above, I think eventually you become accustomed to (i.e. precisely aware...
06-22-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,056
Posted By _ForceD_

I'm in the "both" camp. I just began taking CO2...

I'm in the "both" camp. I just began taking CO2 on rides a couple of years ago. I've been cycling for 40 years and can't believe I was a holdout for so long. The first flat I had and used CO2 I...
06-18-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 102,557
Posted By _ForceD_

Lifeguard stand. Second Beach, Middletown, RI ...

Lifeguard stand. Second Beach, Middletown, RI
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06-11-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,338
Posted By _ForceD_

Appropriate for every chain cleaning thread... ...

Appropriate for every chain cleaning thread...

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Dan
05-25-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By _ForceD_

Found in a nearby farm field

Wife and I were walking the dogs on the dirt tractor paths in a nearby farm field. I've been on those paths hundreds of times. Today, at one point I looked down and found this item. If you've ridden...
05-24-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,780
Posted By _ForceD_

Spin -- Slowing down is just natural. I'm 59 and...

Spin -- Slowing down is just natural. I'm 59 and have been road cycling since around 1981. In my 20s...and even into my early 40s...I could go out and maintain 20mph on a solo ride. Not anymore. In...
05-23-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,892
Posted By _ForceD_

Another reason that I was welcome to CO2... ...

Another reason that I was welcome to CO2...
Most frame pumps don't utilize a hose to connect to the valve. A few do, but in general the pump head attaches right to the valve. Holding the head-valve...
05-22-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By _ForceD_

What's the problem with exposed shifting cables?...

What's the problem with exposed shifting cables? I mean that's really the norm. IMO, if it were possible to have absolutely NO cable housing (and it probably is)...that's how I'd go. When you have...
Forum: Triathlon
05-21-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By _ForceD_

You can get clip-ons with clamps for the shape of...

You can get clip-ons with clamps for the shape of those handlebars. Hereís one...but it doesnít seem to accommodate the brake/shift cables.

But if you still are sure that you want to clamp to the...
05-20-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By _ForceD_

But wait. If by "modern wheelset" you're...

But wait. If by "modern wheelset" you're referring to 700c...you might have a problem with rim brakes. A 700c wheel has a smaller circumference than a 27" wheel. If the frame was constructed for 27"...
05-18-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By _ForceD_

Probably should move this to the Triathlon...

Probably should move this to the Triathlon forum....
But...it depends on the clip-ons you have. Various brands and models have different shapes and designs. Sometimes they even come with adaptive...
05-14-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,147
Posted By _ForceD_

Go to the auto supply store and get some ďMothers...

Go to the auto supply store and get some ďMothers Mag and Aluminum Polish.Ē Doesnít get the tape residue off but works very well on the oxidation. Brings out a nice shine.
...
05-12-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 783
Posted By _ForceD_

I adjusted the seat angle on one of my road bikes...

I adjusted the seat angle on one of my road bikes last week...and when I went out and rode it, it had a squeak/creak. At first it sounded like it was coming from the BB area. It was only happening...
05-06-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By _ForceD_

Iím a +1 for Jagwire kits. Iíve used them on a...

Iím a +1 for Jagwire kits. Iíve used them on a few of my bike and love them.

Dan
05-04-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,857
Posted By _ForceD_

Just a bit off topic...but this reminds me of a...

Just a bit off topic...but this reminds me of a funny headphone thing I witnessed once. When my now college Jr. son was in high school he played hockey. During the summer rec league, sometimes I'd...
05-04-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,857
Posted By _ForceD_

If you're on the road...unsafe. Yet, I see lots...

If you're on the road...unsafe. Yet, I see lots of people doing it. On a MUP...maybe OK.

But my personal preference is to go au naturel. I like hearing all the things that are going on around me...
04-29-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 102,557
Posted By _ForceD_

That's cool. I wasn't 100% sure of exactly what a...

That's cool. I wasn't 100% sure of exactly what a "cryptidĒ is so I looked it up. Among other things, it said a "mythical" creature. A dragon is a mythical creature. So I posted it. But if that's not...
04-28-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 102,557
Posted By _ForceD_

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Next Mission: A ghost bsike.
04-26-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,972
Posted By _ForceD_

This is just a guess, but in the end it would...

This is just a guess, but in the end it would probably cost the shop more to get the used/traded-in bike in selling condition than they'd get in return for selling it. Replacing components (if...
04-24-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,596
Posted By _ForceD_

Oh deer!!!

Apologies if this video has already been posted.

https://i.imgflip.com/3xj9nz.gif


Dan
Forum: Triathlon
04-23-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,257
Posted By _ForceD_

Iíve only ever used the style on the left...and...

Iíve only ever used the style on the left...and Iíve never felt like the style on the right would be comfortable for me. But I think it just comes down to personal preference.


Dan
04-22-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 102,557
Posted By _ForceD_

This one is intact and functioning. ...

This one is intact and functioning.
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Next...
04-18-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By _ForceD_

Are you talking about this thing? Only issues I...

Are you talking about this thing? Only issues I could image would be to the wall, not the bike. Remember...the bike weighs in at what 15 lbs? The pedals are designed to accomodate the weight of a...
04-18-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 929
Posted By _ForceD_

Dave...IMO what you need to do is borrow a...

Dave...IMO what you need to do is borrow a friend's bike and just start riding. Figure out what you want and don't want for YOUR bike. You may find that you aren't really into cycling that much after...
04-16-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By _ForceD_

Word of advise about replacing that cable...

Word of advise about replacing that cable guide...
Being at the very bottom of the bike, that is a place on the bike where moisture naturally migrates to. On a couple occasions, the screw holding...
04-10-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 102,557
Posted By _ForceD_

flange...good job on capturing TWO compass...

flange...good job on capturing TWO compass directions on one sign. The bonus prize...it's sorta like mailing in your lottery ticket that didn't win. Don't call us. We'll call you. Thanks for playing....
04-10-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 102,557
Posted By _ForceD_

Abandoned concrete factory ...

Abandoned concrete factory


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(edited to tweak...
04-05-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By _ForceD_

Just making sure...before you attempted to...

Just making sure...before you attempted to re-mount the wheel...did you ensure the freewheel/cassette, and axle all spin freely? Sometimes when you're tightening down a traditionally nut-fastened...
04-04-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By _ForceD_

Does the wheel have a "dork disc" on it? That...

Does the wheel have a "dork disc" on it? That should (but not always) prevent overshifting.
...
Forum: Triathlon
03-30-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,752
Posted By _ForceD_

Tomm -- you didn't mention how much, what kind,...

Tomm -- you didn't mention how much, what kind, and how long you've been riding for. I too am 59 and have been riding since my early 20s. I've done a good amount of tris, some TT. Into my 30s I could...
03-30-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 102,557
Posted By _ForceD_

The blooming azaleas (or any blooming...

The blooming azaleas (or any blooming tree/bush/shrub) is a good mission. But can I make a simple request for future mission assignments. That is...that people try to make the assignments so that...
03-30-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By _ForceD_

I recently obtained an old aluminum Vitus with a...

I recently obtained an old aluminum Vitus with a lot of bare aluminum parts of the frame, wheels, and components. I got some Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish and get really good results with it. Great...
03-22-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 102,557
Posted By _ForceD_

Fredo - The fact that you went out on a boat to...

Fredo - The fact that you went out on a boat to at least check...I'm giving you an A+ for effort there!!! As such, you can modify the current mission, and/or assign the next one if you wish.

Dan
03-20-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 102,557
Posted By _ForceD_

This mission might be easier for those living in...

This mission might be easier for those living in coastal communities. Roll down to your local marina, yacht club, or boatyard. The lat-long is usually posted at the dock house in those places. Also,...
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