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Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,100
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

Several things about road bikes: 1. There...

Several things about road bikes:

1. There are no gravel paths or dirt trails near my house. If I wanted to ride on one I'd need to put the bike in the car and drive some distance and then drive...
03-28-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,282
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

I live in Redondo Beach. They closed all of the...

I live in Redondo Beach. They closed all of the beach bike paths yesterday. What I am afraid of is that the many casual bike riders will be forced onto the streets and these rides are not up to...
03-25-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,696
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

They tested at 30 MPH. At 20 MPH the amount of...

They tested at 30 MPH. At 20 MPH the amount of saving is less by a factor of 3.3 That seem a lot but remeber that drag is the cube of the speed. A change that buys you a 1W saving at 20 MPH...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,700
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

About the Dura Ace parts. yes. Even looking at...

About the Dura Ace parts. yes. Even looking at the only Dura Ace part on my bike which is a headset that was put on in the early 1980s just as Shimano was beginning to make a name for itself. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,700
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

Bikes can last forever. I ride a mid-1970s...

Bikes can last forever. I ride a mid-1970s vintage bike but every part has been replaced/upgraded at least once. Older bikes are great for a person who is able to work on bikes and replace parts...
03-22-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

The entire park just for bikes now.

I posted this on the "So. California" section but I think the idea might be interesting to others. Joshua Tree is a national park that is not too far from where I live and they closed the entire...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,801
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

This is what I call the "standing on a sheet of...

This is what I call the "standing on a sheet of paper argument". In theory if you are taller you can see farther. So does standing on a sheet of paper enable you to see farther?

There are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,198
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

So PLEASE don't drive your car, as cars are the...

So PLEASE don't drive your car, as cars are the number one cause of death and injury for those to young to get cancer.
03-16-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,696
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

No. That can't work. Try putting working in...

No. That can't work. Try putting working in some numbers and you will see. If I am riding at 8 MPH and I drop down so that my upper body is completely horizontal and I put on skin tight clothing...
03-15-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,696
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

What you want is "real" bike clothing. I just...

What you want is "real" bike clothing. I just can no longer ride without those three pockets in the back of the jersey. I carry extra clothing in one pocket, phone, and food in the others. The...
03-13-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 183,071
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

Absolutely. You can do wel with a $200 budget....

Absolutely. You can do wel with a $200 budget. $1000 does not get you much better results but does but much better customer service and support.

These are popular and work very well...
03-07-20, 01:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

It might be simpler to buy a smaller chain wheel....

It might be simpler to buy a smaller chain wheel.

You can test your current derailer. Shift to the 27T cog then pull the chain up by 7 links and see if the derailer has enough range to...
03-01-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,697
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

Are those "flat pedals"? If so, get some bike...

Are those "flat pedals"? If so, get some bike shoes with cleats and matching pedals. Not only will you go faster but you will exercise both sides of the legs and keep balance. Next step. Buy a...
03-01-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

I totally forget that the kids are today...

I totally forget that the kids are today newborns. Kids need to be old enough to sit up and look around. But still buy an indoor trainer. It will take a few months of using the trainer to...
03-01-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

Buy an indoor trainer. These show up on...

Buy an indoor trainer. These show up on craigslist for $35 and up. Used trainers are dirt-cheap. Start with 30 minutes, every other day. When you are finished with it sell it on Craigslist for $35....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,189
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

One way to look at this is that you are fixing...

One way to look at this is that you are fixing some kind of problem that annoys you. What is it about your current bike that you don't like? It seems that it is mostly aesthetics and you want...
02-24-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

All you really need is a display that shows...

All you really need is a display that shows cadence and heart rate. Just work on those two things. If you can afford a power meter that would be nice but as a beginner, you are not yet an elite...
02-20-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,996
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

Thanks for all the suggestions. I used a 3M...

Thanks for all the suggestions.

I used a 3M product called "5200 Marine Adhesive, Fast Cure". This is a high-end polyurethane. I used to own a sailboat and found a spare tube. 5200 sticks to...
02-18-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

You want a quick-fix but in this case it is best...

You want a quick-fix but in this case it is best to start over at "zero" and set up the derailer from scratch. Disconnect the cable, pull off the housing and inspect both ends of each housing. ...
01-05-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 956
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

I just finished a one hour session on my indoor...

I just finished a one hour session on my indoor stationary machine and I'm taking a rest now. While I was riding I had a right side one per rev click on the pedal. It was annoying. I've got old...
12-30-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

The "epoxy trick" works the best. Get something...

The "epoxy trick" works the best. Get something that fits in the socket. Maybe a grade 8 bolt that you groud to a rough hexagon shape and use JB Weld to glue it in place. But first, remove every...
12-30-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,862
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

It is not a race. You can literally stop, eat...

It is not a race. You can literally stop, eat lunch, and take a nap in the middle. Bring a bike lock. A "century" does not need to be one continuous maximum effort ride. Add some long rest...
Forum: Introductions
12-29-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

It is a "Gary Fisher Joshua X" that has been in...

It is a "Gary Fisher Joshua X" that has been in storage for maybe 20 years. It is an early vintage "Y" frame with all Shimano Deora XT parts. It is in very good shape but is missing a rear shock. ...
Forum: For Sale
12-24-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,944
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

Why not shoot a photo of the label showing the...

Why not shoot a photo of the label showing the size. Many people know what size they want in a given brand.

When photoing many objects the best thing is to place the camera on a tripod, set the...
12-24-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

To answer questions: Reach is about 56 mm and...

To answer questions: Reach is about 56 mm and the brakes are mounted with an exposed locknut that fits a 9mm socket. I may switch to a recessed mount to allow a wider selection of brakes.
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