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Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,398
Posted By billyymc

Loose dogs make me faster. Sometimes not fast...

Loose dogs make me faster. Sometimes not fast enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 04:06 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,009
Posted By billyymc

I rode gatorskins for years. Then I tried...

I rode gatorskins for years. Then I tried something else, and gave away the last couple new gatorskins I had. It's not that they are bad tires, but I've enjoyed GP4000 and Michelin Pro4 Endurance...
09-16-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,528
Posted By billyymc

mrv - agree with you pulsing is differnet from...

mrv - agree with you pulsing is differnet from strobing.

On the rare occasions I ride on a MUP I turn off all my lights..not needed for the MUPs I ride (rarely).

If I could get a lower lumen...
09-16-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By billyymc

Andrew - I think if the nipple were a normal...

Andrew - I think if the nipple were a normal nipple instead of the one's I linked,the spoke would extend all the way to the end / back of the nipple.
09-16-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,528
Posted By billyymc

There's a reason you see more and more...

There's a reason you see more and more motorcycles with pulsing front lights.
09-16-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By billyymc

Spoke Length / Thread Length

So I broke a spoke on my Spank Oozy 27.5 wheels, and have a question to help me determine spoke length.

If I measure my broken spoke, it's 273mm long. If I insert the broken piece into the nipple...
09-15-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By billyymc

Last year in upstate New York State, my buddy and...

Last year in upstate New York State, my buddy and I were simultaneously hit broadside by two deer that came bursting out of the roadside brush on a dirt road we were riding. Fortunately we weren't...
09-15-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 963
Posted By billyymc

111 miles, 11,065 feet. When I finished my GPS...

111 miles, 11,065 feet. When I finished my GPS said 111.1 and 11,111 feet (ok I had to ride a few hundred yards at the end to make this happen), BUT when it uploaded to ridewithgps their program must...
09-14-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,843
Posted By billyymc

So far I have not found this to be true. 54, and...

So far I have not found this to be true. 54, and I keep waiting for it to happen.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,999
Posted By billyymc

you live in south FL and you've been hit 13...

you live in south FL and you've been hit 13 times.

Keep the bike you have, and get some life insurance.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,313
Posted By billyymc

That bike is totally holding you back. Seriously,...

That bike is totally holding you back. Seriously, you'll be so much faster on a newer blingier bike.
09-13-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,126
Posted By billyymc

Zen - speaking from experience, the Dynaplug us...

Zen - speaking from experience, the Dynaplug us SUPER easy to use and if you read the instructions it really is idiot-proof. I used it for the first time recently on a ride across NYS - flatted on...
09-13-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,618
Posted By billyymc

I have to disagree. First, I ride my gravel...

I have to disagree.

First, I ride my gravel bike because it gets me away from traffic and houses and people sure - but not because I'm afraid of riding around cars.

Second, if you think gravel...
09-12-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,126
Posted By billyymc

Dynaplug, although expensive, works WAY better...

Dynaplug, although expensive, works WAY better than bacon strips in my experience.
09-12-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,126
Posted By billyymc

It's not as if you get flats every ride. Get the...

It's not as if you get flats every ride. Get the CO2 inflator and if you have angst about waste, recycle the cartridges and do something else to reduce your impact.

I've had bad luck with the PDW...
09-08-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,525
Posted By billyymc

Catapulting disc brakes is a misleading thread...

Catapulting disc brakes is a misleading thread title. Too much overthinking in this thread.
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,184
Posted By billyymc

Steve - very good question. For both of us this...

Steve - very good question. For both of us this was our first foray into touring. I have a tendency to like to challenge myself on the bike from time to time - for example I'm planning a solo 114...
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,184
Posted By billyymc

Bike and gear total around 55-60 range. Neither...

Bike and gear total around 55-60 range. Neither bike is that heavy - probably 22-23 lbs. Carried three water bottles at a time. Gear wise - tent (fit in handlebar bag with poles strapped to the...
Forum: Northeast
09-03-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By billyymc

Ha...yeah there are a couple spots that I'll...

Ha...yeah there are a couple spots that I'll probably end up pushing the bike instead of riding it.

Can't seem to get any input on the area, so going to go do a little scouting. I don't think I...
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,184
Posted By billyymc

Thanks for the thoughts all - quite helpful in...

Thanks for the thoughts all - quite helpful in thinking about what future tours might be like.

Two things in particular stand out from the comments: 1 - "Starting out with high mileage and...
Forum: Northeast
09-02-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By billyymc

Western Catskills Route Advice

So I have a route planned that I intend to ride later this year, starting in Hancock, NY and riding in the area that will take me into the Catskill Park proper but mostly stay west of it.

Route is...
Forum: Touring
09-02-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,184
Posted By billyymc

First tour done - a bit optimistic

So my buddy and I did our first tour this past week. Rode the Erie Canal trail from Buffalo to Albany. We had plans for a loop into VT and MA but ended up cutting things short a day due to weather...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
Posted By billyymc

Lots of options for decent platform pedals with...

Lots of options for decent platform pedals with pins. Chesters are kind of a default - they're fine and reasonably priced. I prefer Crank Brothers 5050 that I have on my mountain bike over the...
08-30-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By billyymc

If you are riding remote areas and want to be...

If you are riding remote areas and want to be sure you'll get home, carry the same stuff you would if you had tubed tires. Extra tube or two, CO2 inflator and cartridges, mini pump, patches, tire...
08-11-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,581
Posted By billyymc

Good point but it seem to read high if I turn it...

Good point but it seem to read high if I turn it on inside my house.
08-11-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,581
Posted By billyymc

Curious if you feel like the temp reading on your...

Curious if you feel like the temp reading on your Wahoo is accurate. Mine always seems to read high.

I think the answer to the original question is I know it when I feel it. When the humidity is...
08-11-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By billyymc

Thanks - purchased a new one, will trash the...

Thanks - purchased a new one, will trash the damaged one. Was tempted to try and patch it and save it for future use on more local rides but will resist that urge.
08-10-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By billyymc

Tire cut - just above bead - trash or patch?

WTB Venture's, 40mm width - was running them at 45 psi (tubeless) on a gravel ride this weekend when I hit a rock and slid off it going pretty fast on a descent and pinch flatted.

The tire has two...
07-27-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,248
Posted By billyymc

Are you just trying to calculate where to recover...

Are you just trying to calculate where to recover the body?
07-26-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,152
Posted By billyymc

Road, Mountain, Gravel, Single...

Road, Mountain, Gravel, Single Speed...considering a Fat Bike (largely because I have no intention of going back in a gym this winter).
07-23-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By billyymc

Hmm maybe I should have put this in...

Hmm maybe I should have put this in Cyclocross/Gravel. How do I request a move?
07-23-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By billyymc

Western Catskills - Gravel Route Advice

So I have a route planned that I intend to ride later this year, starting in Hancock, NY and riding in the area that will take me into the Catskill Park proper but mostly stay west of it.

Route is...
07-20-20, 04:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,091
Posted By billyymc

Thanks all - I do pretty much what everyone here...

Thanks all - I do pretty much what everyone here has outlined in terms of trying to ascertain whether roads actually exist or not. The ones that are difficult are where you can't see the road through...
07-19-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 995
Posted By billyymc

Tubeless isn't perfect, but I'll take it for my...

Tubeless isn't perfect, but I'll take it for my gravel bike and mountain bike.

Screw below had 1/8 inch shaft. It sealed just like that and I could have literally ridden it that way. I pulled it...
07-19-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,091
Posted By billyymc

Where the road ends - aka why does the mapping system think that's a road?

So been running into a problem on some recent rides that goes like this.

I map my routes with ridewithGPS (in the recent cases gravel routes in upstate NY in the vicinity of McDonough NY), and in...
06-28-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By billyymc

Well it looks like a couple votes for I probably...

Well it looks like a couple votes for I probably need a spacer, so going to give that a try with a thin spacer behind the cassette.

I think I'm ok on the torque - 40 N-m is around 30 foot pounds...
06-28-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By billyymc

Nope - not entirely sure. I don't have another...

Nope - not entirely sure. I don't have another wheel to try on the gravel bike. I do on the road bike so if that persists I'll switch, and if it goes away I'll switch cassettes and see what happens....
06-28-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By billyymc

Noisy DT Swiss Wheels

So I bought two DT Swiss wheelsets about a year ago - one for an older (2007) road bike (quick release) and one for a gravel bike I built last year (with through axle).

Both rear wheels are...
06-07-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 913
Posted By billyymc

Funny I dropped a wheel off at my closest LBS a...

Funny I dropped a wheel off at my closest LBS a few days ago. Staff not wearing masks. Patrons wearing masks around their chins for some odd reason. Went back the next day (wearing a mask) to pick up...
03-14-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,726
Posted By billyymc

Same. My dad is 81. In very good health, but...

Same. My dad is 81. In very good health, but still 81. I have several aunts and uncles in his age range. And he regularly hangs out at the local senior centers.

A week ago I was supposed to take...
Forum: Foo
03-14-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,480
Posted By billyymc

Keep in mind that there aren't really substitute...

Keep in mind that there aren't really substitute products for TP. That's part of why when people stock up on supplies, TP goes fast and makes it look like people are nuts. It's pretty much the one...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,116
Posted By billyymc

The main goal of businesses putting out gravel...

The main goal of businesses putting out gravel bikes was to provide more stupid **** for BF members to argue about.
02-21-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,143
Posted By billyymc

Seems like those Peloton machines are technically...

Seems like those Peloton machines are technically unicycles.
01-16-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,117
Posted By billyymc

You only ride one wheel - they won't even notice...

You only ride one wheel - they won't even notice you bringing it in.
01-16-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,772
Posted By billyymc

You were outdoors, enjoying interacting with...

You were outdoors, enjoying interacting with another human being, while messing around with your bike handling skills. There are far worse ways to spend time!
01-16-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,879
Posted By billyymc

Surly is a QBP owned brand, as are All-City and...

Surly is a QBP owned brand, as are All-City and Salsa to name a couple others. I believe, but could be wrong, that any shop dealing with QBP (i.e. - any shop) can get you QBP brand bikes. They may...
01-16-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,879
Posted By billyymc

I understand that you missed the intent of my...

I understand that you missed the intent of my post, stating that I asked my local Trek dealer to sell me a Roubaix.
01-16-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,879
Posted By billyymc

The closest LBS to me is a Trek dealer. I asked...

The closest LBS to me is a Trek dealer. I asked if they could get me two different sizes of Roubaix and they said no they couldn't do that for me. I told them they just lost my business.
Forum: Foo
11-16-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,896
Posted By billyymc

Where can I get a rat to drive me around?

Where can I get a rat to drive me around?
11-15-19, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By billyymc

That happened a couple years ago to my 105 rear...

That happened a couple years ago to my 105 rear shifter. Cleaning it wasn't a solution, as the teeth on the internal mechanisms had worn down to the point where they just slipped instead of shifted....
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