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Forum: Touring
10-27-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 608
Posted By pdlamb

Sounds like your planned doddle turned into an...

Sounds like your planned doddle turned into an adventure! Glad it didn't turn into a three hour tour...

Foxes are neat. A neighboring house had a den under the floor -- we never had problems...
Forum: Touring
10-27-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,195
Posted By pdlamb

John Ciardi suggested using -) to represent...

John Ciardi suggested using -) to represent "tongue in cheek" back in the early 1970s. That was before emoticons were a thing -- I think it even predated the original smiley face, so as I remember...
10-27-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 224
Posted By pdlamb

A guy who worked at Boeing told me one time they...

A guy who worked at Boeing told me one time they had to plan around 9 month lead time for fancy connectors, even though they found them in a catalog. Helps explain why it takes so long to build...
Forum: Touring
10-26-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,058
Posted By pdlamb

FWIW, I walked into a Trek store last month only...

FWIW, I walked into a Trek store last month only to find out I could order a bike now for delivery in late summer of next year.

I was able to buy a spare tube on the spot, though.
10-26-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By pdlamb

Since this is the bicycle mechanics forum (and...

Since this is the bicycle mechanics forum (and also since I may have to do this in the near future)...

How do you go about getting a pressed-in headset bearing?
Forum: Touring
10-26-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 624
Posted By pdlamb

If your setup worked for 420 miles, it should...

If your setup worked for 420 miles, it should work for 4200 miles.
10-26-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By pdlamb

Several outfits run tours on the Natchez Trace...

Several outfits run tours on the Natchez Trace Parkway in the spring or fall. 2/3 of it is flat. :)

C&O/GAP has low grades, unless you've got a detour over a ridge because they're working on a...
10-25-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By pdlamb

Good rims for a load, good price as well.

Good rims for a load, good price as well.
10-25-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,438
Posted By pdlamb

I think I'd get a gravel bike to ride that, if...

I think I'd get a gravel bike to ride that, if only I didn't have to drive 20 hours to get there! :)
10-25-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 224
Posted By pdlamb

I think you've reached the point where you...

I think you've reached the point where you understand why Wahoo didn't ask for the unit back to be repaired. On the good side you've got what looks like a good spare battery!
10-25-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 270
Posted By pdlamb

Personally I'd take the opposite approach. Start...

Personally I'd take the opposite approach. Start at 60 psi, the max, and ride your route with a normal load. That should be no problem. If you think that's a bit rough (though I'd bet it would...
10-22-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,438
Posted By pdlamb

Neighborhood streets over the ridge, a blast down...

Neighborhood streets over the ridge, a blast down the hill (watching out for cracking pavement!), then a country road paralleling the highway but far enough away I only get snippets of road noise. I...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,884
Posted By pdlamb

Circling back to the topic at hand, it sounds...

Circling back to the topic at hand, it sounds like your best spin would be that the OP encountered an aberration from the city employee; worst case was that employee was a drunken jerk.

Pulling...
Forum: Touring
10-22-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,195
Posted By pdlamb

A little more background might be helpful. Where...

A little more background might be helpful. Where are you planning to go? How far do you plan to ride? Are you riding loaded or unloaded? Gravel or pavement?
Forum: Commuting
10-22-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,884
Posted By pdlamb

So, if someone were to post, "F*** you,...

So, if someone were to post, "F*** you, I-Like-To-Bike! Get off bikeforums!!", would that be closer to acceptable or closer to vile behavior?
10-21-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By pdlamb

Can I throw in that most Garmin models get a lot...

Can I throw in that most Garmin models get a lot better after their first post-release software upgrade? So while you may buy the first 1040 (or whatever) to show up in your state, you might rather...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,884
Posted By pdlamb

I wouldn't expect anything to come of it, but...

I wouldn't expect anything to come of it, but report him anyway. You don't hit critical mass of reports if nobody adds mass!
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By pdlamb

I've got the Greenfield rear-mount stand and...

I've got the Greenfield rear-mount stand and enjoy it.

You'd want to check to see if that could be mounted around your rear disc brake, if that's what your bike is equipped with.
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By pdlamb

From my armchair, without seeing the bike, the...

From my armchair, without seeing the bike, the chainring would be the last thing I'd replace. If you tell me the current ring looks like sharks teeth, I'd reconsider.

First things to check are...
10-19-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,632
Posted By pdlamb

Can you rig an Anker battery pack to re-charge...

Can you rig an Anker battery pack to re-charge the Garmin? Battery could go in saddle bag with cable run under the top tube, or duck taped to the stem, etc. Of course you only need that for rides...
10-19-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,781
Posted By pdlamb

My "might as well walk" speed is closer to 3 mph....

My "might as well walk" speed is closer to 3 mph. But then I'm a dinosaur cranking my MTB/touring triple.
10-19-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 286
Posted By pdlamb

Doesn't (didn't) Amtrak sell bike boxes that are...

Doesn't (didn't) Amtrak sell bike boxes that are larger than the normal airline bike box?
10-19-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 446
Posted By pdlamb

Amazon has a tendency to pack things in larger...

Amazon has a tendency to pack things in larger boxes than I think necessary. Maybe you want something like this?
Amazon.com: Burley Bee, 1 and 2 Seat Lightweight, Kid Bike-Only Trailer : Everything...
10-18-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 678
Posted By pdlamb

I think of the 50+ forum as the "not as young as...

I think of the 50+ forum as the "not as young as I used to be" forum.

Given the way the powers that be have started fracturing groups to more and more forums, I'd hate to lose the "not so young"...
10-18-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 507
Posted By pdlamb

A. Sh17 happens. Agree with other posters, this...

A. Sh17 happens. Agree with other posters, this looks like a material problem in the hub, probably should be a warranty claim.

B. May as well plan on calling VO as soon as they open. You'll...
10-18-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By pdlamb

At least on the older models, I don't think...

At least on the older models, I don't think spraying grease into the mechanism is going to do anything about the G springs' service life. They're tucked in pretty well.

During the rebuild...
10-18-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By pdlamb

I'd expect the only interference might be if the...

I'd expect the only interference might be if the ICD fires. From what I've heard, if that happens, your HRM strap is going to be the least of your concerns.
10-18-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By pdlamb

My personal opinion is that there's a bunch of...

My personal opinion is that there's a bunch of different chamois on the market because (a) there's a bunch of manufacturers who make and want to sell their pads, and (b) there's a bunch of marketing...
10-14-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 348
Posted By pdlamb

I'd guess mechanical failure. After sitting for...

I'd guess mechanical failure. After sitting for a few years, you had basically zero pressure in the tube, so nothing to hold it firmly in place. Push the pump head onto the stem, you could have had...
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,340
Posted By pdlamb

I'm fine with "do what you want." I'm fine with...

I'm fine with "do what you want." I'm fine with "I do this because ..." or "I do that because ..." I'm not fine with "I do this and if you do that you're a moron!" Unfortunately, if you go back...
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By pdlamb

I think a lot of the four lane routes get some...

I think a lot of the four lane routes get some extra exposure when people forget to turn their GPS off at the end of a ride and drive home. There's one near me that has wide shoulders and is...
Forum: Touring
10-13-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,340
Posted By pdlamb

Do kickstands or chain waxing threads bring out...

Do kickstands or chain waxing threads bring out the most dogmatic posters?

If you want one, put one on your bike. You'll enjoy the convenience. FWIW, I've got one like Tourist; when the foot...
10-13-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 386
Posted By pdlamb

I've been overhauling my 9-speed Ergo shifters...

I've been overhauling my 9-speed Ergo shifters roughly annually, but the spring carriers have only needed replacing twice that I can remember. That's about once every 8-10 years. YMMV.
10-12-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 386
Posted By pdlamb

There are two return springs. It looks like the...

There are two return springs. It looks like the big one's gone, so the little one (for the thumb button) should probably be replaced as well.

You'll want to R&R the G springs.

Campy stopped...
10-12-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,231
Posted By pdlamb

Very good point. FWIW, it took me about five...

Very good point. FWIW, it took me about five years to ride my first metric (62 miles).
10-12-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 612
Posted By pdlamb

I was guessing it was like the green facial mud...

I was guessing it was like the green facial mud pack my sister recommended for a very bad case of poison ivy a few years back.

The facial mud worked, clearing up the poison ivy in two days. I...
10-11-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By pdlamb

Did you know apples aren't the same color as...

Did you know apples aren't the same color as oranges?

You're comparing a loaded touring bike to a lightweight road bike; don't expect them to feel the same.

That said, if you want to spend a...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 401
Posted By pdlamb

New bikes are hard to find this year, and new...

New bikes are hard to find this year, and new touring bikes are hard to find, period. That said, you might check and see if a dealer near you has a Fuji Touring in your size, or if a nearby REI has...
10-11-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 644
Posted By pdlamb

Time to start saving then! You're going to have...

Time to start saving then! You're going to have serious sticker shock when you go to replace that helmet.
10-11-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,373
Posted By pdlamb

Welcome to BF!

Welcome to BF!
Forum: Commuting
10-10-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,782
Posted By pdlamb

Now you're meddling! :)

Now you're meddling! :)
10-10-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By pdlamb

I'll admit I paid money for a chain whip, but I...

I'll admit I paid money for a chain whip, but I don't think I've ever noticed flex being a problem with it.
10-10-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,157
Posted By pdlamb

Like indyfabz, I have. It was what I wanted, and...

Like indyfabz, I have. It was what I wanted, and it's been a joy to ride since I got that custom bike.

And again, I don't know where most of the components were made (nor do I really care).
...
10-10-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 580
Posted By pdlamb

Minor quibble: Agree a single 40 minute ride...

Minor quibble: Agree a single 40 minute ride electrolytes aren't going to cause the problems OP described. However, if he's riding 40-60 minutes every day in hot weather, and especially on a low...
10-10-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By pdlamb

Saturdays and college football here. Also a...

Saturdays and college football here. Also a great time to hit the restaurants in the pandemic -- 25% occupancy? Busy for a game day!
Forum: Touring
10-10-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By pdlamb

You know why many people think Amtrak isn't worth...

You know why many people think Amtrak isn't worth the money the government spends on it? It's partly because the answer to this question would be, take the train from Charlotte to New Orleans, and...
Forum: Touring
10-08-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 710
Posted By pdlamb

I'd stay in the right tire track (giving me some...

I'd stay in the right tire track (giving me some room to dodge right), blinkers aplenty, and ride fast. Let faster traffic deal with turn lane passes. They may not be legal, but I doubt anyone is...
10-08-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,650
Posted By pdlamb

Agree on the chainring thing. My experience...

Agree on the chainring thing.

My experience is not so salutary on chain life; I can rarely go over 2,500 miles before I have to replace the cassette with the chain. That's been with every lube,...
10-07-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,650
Posted By pdlamb

When you've worn the chain and the sprockets down...

When you've worn the chain and the sprockets down to the point you have to replace the chainrings...

Well, when I did that, I really wished I'd replaced the chain sooner!
10-07-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,743
Posted By pdlamb

Is that frame aluminum or carbon?

Is that frame aluminum or carbon?
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