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10-26-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By scott967

The problem isn't the rain, at least for me; it's...

The problem isn't the rain, at least for me; it's the road grit that gets thrown up. Also can increase chance of flatting. Plus I wax my chain, and it doesn't really like water.

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10-22-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,874
Posted By scott967

I was surprised at this and found this: "The...

I was surprised at this and found this:

"The City Code of West Allis requires a standardized concrete sidewalk to be built “Upon all streets which are improved by grading, paving, macadamizing and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,392
Posted By scott967

My thought exactly. The bike is $6k, the other 6...

My thought exactly. The bike is $6k, the other 6 is it isn't matte black and no logos.

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10-10-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,581
Posted By scott967

Problem is a tailwind really only helps around an...

Problem is a tailwind really only helps around an arc of about 90 degrees, so most of the time the wind is hurting you. Getting in the drops makes a big difference for me. In Hawaii we normally...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,889
Posted By scott967

More wireless electronics. Electronic activated...

More wireless electronics. Electronic activated brakes first. Head units integrated into the "cockpit" with better HUD. Electronic lane assist (Varia on steroids). More integrated lighting.
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 946
Posted By scott967

I am on tubs (Veloflex Arenburg) and am on the...

I am on tubs (Veloflex Arenburg) and am on the lookout but never see these cheap used wheelsets people write about. Maybe some Firecrests here or there but not cheap.

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09-27-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,055
Posted By scott967

I bought an EE to rep but i think that is true...

I bought an EE to rep but i think that is true for all current Garmins.lace a Garmin 800. The screen on the EE is better, but other than that, the 800 was better in all respects
- better battery...
09-25-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,324
Posted By scott967

I did score a twenty once. A few tools but they...

I did score a twenty once. A few tools but they were all pretty beat up.

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09-22-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,462
Posted By scott967

I think downtown Honolulu is a couple hundred a...

I think downtown Honolulu is a couple hundred a month. And you can't really park a moped just anywhere either. So bike / e-bike has a big advantage there. While they aren't supposed to, we get some...
09-22-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,475
Posted By scott967

I don't know that there is a law that says if you...

I don't know that there is a law that says if you have the right of way you can't yield it? That being said of course you have to exercise ordinary care if someone yields to you or not. I don't see...
09-21-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By scott967

I mix car wash soap and water in a hand squirt...

I mix car wash soap and water in a hand squirt bottle used for watering plants. That and an old t-shirt. Maybe some solvent like bug remover or OMS if I went over a patch of asphalt or tar that...
09-16-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,244
Posted By scott967

No experience with it, but the Wolf Tooth "Pack...

No experience with it, but the Wolf Tooth "Pack Hanger" tool might be worth checking out. It aligns using the axle not the rim. Downside is you need kit for QR and TA to use it on both.

scott s....
09-09-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,195
Posted By scott967

Don't have to worry about temps now, but years...

Don't have to worry about temps now, but years ago when it got cold I liked poly pro gloves, tyvek jacket, and leg warmers.

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,999
Posted By scott967

IANAL of course, but reading the law in my state...

IANAL of course, but reading the law in my state it looks like "bicycle is a vehicle unless exempted" applies and there are numerous requirements for a vehicle user in an accident, so for example...
08-19-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,324
Posted By scott967

I tend to think test rides are over-rated, maybe...

I tend to think test rides are over-rated, maybe for a really accomplished rider it might help. I don't think a couple laps around the parking lot is going to tell you much. I can't remember ever...
08-18-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By scott967

When you do get it working again, you might...

When you do get it working again, you might consider finding a way to lift the rear wheel off the ground so you can turn the pedals with your hand and watch how it works (for example, loop a rope...
08-18-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 628
Posted By scott967

Circling back to OP, more than 50 miles I put sun...

Circling back to OP, more than 50 miles I put sun screen on my legs. Less than that never had a problem but do a century and I will have burned legs. Less than an hour I do nothing. Hour to 50...
08-18-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By scott967

Did my first 50 miler in the fall "Solvang...

Did my first 50 miler in the fall "Solvang Prelude" (I don't think they run that any more). It's a great feeling. Your golf buddies might not get it, but I find if you tell some one you ride 50...
08-18-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,649
Posted By scott967

Since I'm pretty near-sighted and no interest in...

Since I'm pretty near-sighted and no interest in contacts, always. But there was one time it was raining so hard I couldn't see anything through my glasses so I took them off. But then the rain...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,977
Posted By scott967

I get some wax in the cassette with MSW. I have...

I get some wax in the cassette with MSW. I have a freebee plastic drill index gauge ( a little thicker than a credit card) that I just comb it with and it easily falls off. Just do it where it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By scott967

Hard to get glue in Hawaii, so I went with the...

Hard to get glue in Hawaii, so I went with the Carogna tape. As mentioned not cheap, but does a nice job. When I have pulled a tire (old tire) it's pretty hard to get off, but the tape sticks to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By scott967

Wasn't riding when I lived there back in the 70s,...

Wasn't riding when I lived there back in the 70s, but I don't see Norfolk as that inviting. First, it's surrounded by water except to the east, and as mentioned, even in the city to get out of a...
08-09-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 825
Posted By scott967

Seems like with downtube shifters, easier to...

Seems like with downtube shifters, easier to brake using left hand front brake while shifting with right hand.

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08-09-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,281
Posted By scott967

I have a touring with a 50-45-28 triple. That...

I have a touring with a 50-45-28 triple. That one needs a bit of thinking as there are so many equivalent (or close to) ratios. But on a 53-39, or 50-34 in my old age it doesn't take me long to...
08-07-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,062
Posted By scott967

I live on an island surrounded by ocean. Also...

I live on an island surrounded by ocean. Also retired Navy so just about everywhere I've lived has been by the ocean, except Annapolis, but the Chesapeake Bay might be close enough. Best from a...
08-07-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By scott967

AV "drivers" more likely to hit peds

Research article (paywalled, but abstract here: https://academic.oup.com/jcr/article-abstract/47/2/272/5819144?redirectedFrom=fulltext) discusses AV cars and moral dilemma of an accident where either...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,730
Posted By scott967

Check out the 2021 Sagan Collection Tarmac SL7. ...

Check out the 2021 Sagan Collection Tarmac SL7. That's one hot looking bike.

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,510
Posted By scott967

I like to drop the fork every year just for a...

I like to drop the fork every year just for a good look-see. Have several years on the OEM headset and the bearings seem fine. I also pull the caliber brakes for a good cleaning. I replaced...
08-04-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,580
Posted By scott967

Yard /Garage sale. Ask for a "ten speed". Or...

Yard /Garage sale. Ask for a "ten speed". Or we used to have monthly large item pick up by the city. Cruise around the hood that day or night before and see what's sitting out at the curb. ...
08-04-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By scott967

I guess this is a GXP crank. There should be a...

I guess this is a GXP crank. There should be a retainer threaded in the NDS crank so when you unscrew the bolt it bears against the retainer and forces it off the spindle (self extracting). When the...
07-31-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,296
Posted By scott967

I don't think you see much in the way of...

I don't think you see much in the way of integrated manufacturing these days, so you have the problem of developing all the infrastructure you need to assemble a complete end item. Producing the...
07-28-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By scott967

My guess (no experience) is that a 30 might work....

My guess (no experience) is that a 30 might work. Maybe look around for a 10 speed WiFli rear mech (Red or Force, might not see any difference). I run a Force 10 spd WiFli with Force 22 yaw FD and...
07-28-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 825
Posted By scott967

I guess it shows why you need to review headset...

I guess it shows why you need to review headset and stem stack height when making a change. Maybe hard to get for China ones.

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07-28-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By scott967

Agree SRAM chains can be kind of gummy. KMC...

Agree SRAM chains can be kind of gummy. KMC maybe not quite as bad. But as a waxer, I strip them before use. I wouldn't bother lubing a new chain.

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07-28-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,915
Posted By scott967

Yes, find that unnerving as the route where I see...

Yes, find that unnerving as the route where I see this it is hard to pass due to traffic, and I'm always thinking if a car is coming up behind me the guy passing would rather take me out than have a...
07-28-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,450
Posted By scott967

Been in Jeff Parish ('rona capital of LA) for...

Been in Jeff Parish ('rona capital of LA) for quite some time now helping my 95 yr old dad. No increase in cycling at all. But WSJ did have an article yesterday about adults having to learn how to...
07-28-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 784
Posted By scott967

Yes. It's a lever so for a given force at the...

Yes. It's a lever so for a given force at the pedal, shorter lever arm, less torque.

Don't know, but 165 for a six-footer is uncommon to say the least.

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07-28-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,698
Posted By scott967

Inside an apartment? Don't think I would try...

Inside an apartment? Don't think I would try that, but I have one of those spray bottles sold for watering plants and have it filled with a mix of water and car wash soap. Spray plus some old...
07-25-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,730
Posted By scott967

Even Walmart here has zero bikes on the floor. ...

Even Walmart here has zero bikes on the floor. Some of the bigger names except Canondale are rolling out the 2021 models but I think it is a couple months before they start shipping. For ebikes, if...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By scott967

They all seem to have geometry that's pretty...

They all seem to have geometry that's pretty close. Maybe some difference in the fork / seat tube angles. I'm kind of liking that Pinarello Paris in blue steel. Guess it depends on what kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,054
Posted By scott967

If you can't remove the valve core then I don't...

If you can't remove the valve core then I don't think sealant is the answer. On my tires I remove the core and screw it into the extender, then carry sealant rather than use it as a prophylactic. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,030
Posted By scott967

Garmin used to have a windows program that you...

Garmin used to have a windows program that you could load all your rides into, also had mapping and could display your routes.

Good info on what happened here:...
07-24-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,203
Posted By scott967

I live on an island. My suburban subdivision is...

I live on an island. My suburban subdivision is laid out with loops and I can piece those together in different ways, but about 20 miles is my max for those. Then it's one road in and one road out....
07-24-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 877
Posted By scott967

I've always used hex wrench on Keos. But often...

I've always used hex wrench on Keos. But often it's easier for me to remove the cranks and put them in a vice then remove the pedals. Need to be sensible about it if crabon cranks of course.

It's...
07-21-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,078
Posted By scott967

So is a racist comment. OK got it. How about...

So is a racist comment. OK got it. How about "Get off the road effing (hawaian word commonly directed at Caucasians but is banned here)"

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07-19-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,705
Posted By scott967

If I come out the next day and it's low, I...

If I come out the next day and it's low, I replace it otherwise, no issue. After about 4 or 5 patches I give up on it.

The mini pump I carry gets to around 85 maybe. Good enough to keep going. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,639
Posted By scott967

I have a 1.8 mi loop from my door that I...

I have a 1.8 mi loop from my door that I typically do 3 hard 2 easy then head out from there for other places. My subdivision is designed with a lot of loop options and doing 20 mi of various loops...
07-15-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By scott967

I know this is no help/hindsight but those screws...

I know this is no help/hindsight but those screws are nice, compared to the cross-slotted that need a special screwdriver. But I see they get grease/grit in them and that it is so small it isn't easy...
06-30-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 13,333
Posted By scott967

This is my experience. I did all my commuting on...

This is my experience. I did all my commuting on toe clips with Avocet AV-30 touring shoes. These were excellent shoes that didn't lock you into the pedal like true cleats do. The main problem is...
06-26-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,671
Posted By scott967

My lowest gear now is a 34x27, so most of the...

My lowest gear now is a 34x27, so most of the time i don't have to worry about spinning -- it ain't happening.

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