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11-28-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By pdlamb

Save $250 buying the bundle over the naked GPS??

Save $250 buying the bundle over the naked GPS??
11-28-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By pdlamb

Were you (virtually) flying or waterskiing?

Were you (virtually) flying or waterskiing?
Forum: Commuting
11-28-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 9,886
Posted By pdlamb

Very nice! Sounds like the daffynition of work:...

Very nice! Sounds like the daffynition of work: The hours that interrupt a good bike ride.

:)
Forum: Commuting
11-28-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By pdlamb

Looks a bit better than my old part-of-a-shampoo...

Looks a bit better than my old part-of-a-shampoo mudflap. That one only lasted about 10 years -- yours may well last longer.
11-28-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By pdlamb

Have you tried switching to lighter tires on the...

Have you tried switching to lighter tires on the touring bike?
11-22-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By pdlamb

Walking with 40 pound pack might be comparable if...

Walking with 40 pound pack might be comparable if you ride really slowly. With a bit of speed, though, you're going to be lifting a lot of weight getting your feet off the ground as you run or jog. ...
Forum: Touring
11-22-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 609
Posted By pdlamb

I wouldn't change out drop bars on a new bike...

I wouldn't change out drop bars on a new bike because I'm getting stiff, especially a custom bike. I'd look at longer head tubes and stem swaps to get the bars where I needed them first.
11-22-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By pdlamb

About the only things I'd worry about are (1)...

About the only things I'd worry about are (1) paint and (2) derailers. For the paint, put a blanket over each bike -- easy.

You could remove all the derailers and tape them to the chainstay or...
11-22-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,146
Posted By pdlamb

Not having the sheet in front of me, that sounds...

Not having the sheet in front of me, that sounds like about one marking on the TM-1, right?

And it sounds like you've calibrated this tool multiple times. Does it regularly (like almost every...
11-21-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By pdlamb

Looks like they're really, really sold out. Good...

Looks like they're really, really sold out. Good news for my credit card.
11-21-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,146
Posted By pdlamb

Just out of curiosity, when you recalibrate, how...

Just out of curiosity, when you recalibrate, how far off is/was the TM-1?
11-18-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 755
Posted By pdlamb

Where are the good drivers?

Saw a couple more posts this morning that got me thinking.

Mozart with a thesaurus couldn't come up with any more variations on the theme of "The drivers where I live are psycho" than bikeforum...
11-17-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 534
Posted By pdlamb

or did we learn the lesson the last time that was...

or did we learn the lesson the last time that was tried? Traipsing to the school in the dark was no fun -- I think both my parents wrote three letters to congresscritters each (two senators and one...
11-17-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By pdlamb

If you're looking for accuracy to match the...

If you're looking for accuracy to match the predictions of the Silca bike tire pressure calculator, why not get the Silca digital gauge...
11-17-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By pdlamb

Sanity check on BB standards? That's like sanity...

Sanity check on BB standards? That's like sanity check on the insane asylum.

Subject to correction by more knowledgeable folk, I think the axle length depends more on the crank. What have you...
11-17-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,448
Posted By pdlamb

On the transportation, I think indy has posted a...

On the transportation, I think indy has posted a picture of his bike.
11-17-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By pdlamb

The only downside to Snickers is that they'll...

The only downside to Snickers is that they'll melt in the summer and make a gooey mess. Of course, if I stop at a convenience store every couple hours for more fluids, there are Snickers available...
11-17-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 877
Posted By pdlamb

I did get the single vision. I tried...

I did get the single vision. I tried progressives for my regular glasses for a while and then went back to bifocals. Didn't need the bifocals on bike glasses because I could take my glasses off and...
Forum: Touring
11-17-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,485
Posted By pdlamb

That's the first argument I've heard for wax...

That's the first argument I've heard for wax chain lube that I can't argue with.
11-17-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 877
Posted By pdlamb

While I was blind as a bat without glasses,...

While I was blind as a bat without glasses, SportRx found some cycling glasses I could wear; Rudy Project, in my case. Good people to work with, and the glasses were very good.

Since I had my...
11-14-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By pdlamb

Good point, and just about the best case you can...

Good point, and just about the best case you can hope for.



Those plastic parts will make an interesting sight when you open up a badly worn bar end shifter. One look inside and I was sourcing...
Forum: Touring
11-07-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 904
Posted By pdlamb

This. Email, text, and phone call would be...

This.

Email, text, and phone call would be my low-tech solutions in order. Email or text can go to multiple recipients. If you call, arrange for that person to call others who are most...
11-07-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,183
Posted By pdlamb

I normally call "passing on your left." Started...

I normally call "passing on your left." Started that after one encounter with three ladies when I was ringing my bell -- two kept walking and the third stepped left to look over her shoulder to find...
11-07-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,997
Posted By pdlamb

That first bear? It didn't know you were there. ...

That first bear? It didn't know you were there. Second bear was curious what was coming up the road, but it and the third bear didn't care.

The one that came up to 6-10' from me? I was too...
11-07-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,997
Posted By pdlamb

Suggestion for dog chasing me? Don't do that,...

Suggestion for dog chasing me? Don't do that, you stupid dog!

HALT! has worked well for me (the rider) when (a) I have it and (b) I can get it out fast enough. 95% of the dogs coming after me, I...
Forum: Touring
11-07-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By pdlamb

Read the label for care instructions. If it can...

Read the label for care instructions. If it can be washed, that will reduce the aroma of putting it on or taking it off.
11-07-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 601
Posted By pdlamb

With the Garmin pricing controls in place, a...

With the Garmin pricing controls in place, a Garmin is (paradoxically) a commodity. Buy it wherever you can find it. If it breaks within a month, an exchange or refund should be easy. Further out,...
11-07-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,448
Posted By pdlamb

Did you purchase all these tires at one time? I...

Did you purchase all these tires at one time? I had a bad run on some Panaracers a while back. Didn't buy any more for 2-3 years, after which I went back and they've been flawless (touch wood). ...
11-07-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By pdlamb

Shaving my legs might clear the skin more quickly...

Shaving my legs might clear the skin more quickly than having the tights pluck hairs out of my calves one at a time, and then itching for a week when each hair is gone.
11-07-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,183
Posted By pdlamb

The MUPs in my area have three lanes, one for...

The MUPs in my area have three lanes, one for pedestrians, and one each direction for cyclists, separated by white lines and with fairly frequent symbols. What I see is people walking abreast, in...
11-04-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 351
Posted By pdlamb

33F with wind and rain is pretty much the nadir...

33F with wind and rain is pretty much the nadir of cycling.

FWIW, I've done a fair few miles in that kind of weather with medium pile tights. For a 10 mile (45 minute) commute, that works fine...
Forum: Touring
11-04-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By pdlamb

I have a 1998 Fuji Touring. Except for breaking...

I have a 1998 Fuji Touring. Except for breaking the frame around 2007 (replaced under lifetime warranty) it's been my steady commuter plus fun riding on weekend for 60,000 miles plus.

Yours looks...
11-04-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,143
Posted By pdlamb

Runs fine downhill.

Runs fine downhill.
11-03-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By pdlamb

I've been itching to try the 38 Rene Herse...

I've been itching to try the 38 Rene Herse (formerly Compass). Maybe Santa is watching . . .
11-03-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 582
Posted By pdlamb

Most of my blinky use has been commuting (until...

Most of my blinky use has been commuting (until the last few years). It's easier to keep a pair of spare batteries in a pannier and pop them in when the light doesn't work when I'm ready to head...
11-03-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By pdlamb

Use it up. If you notice any problems that can...

Use it up. If you notice any problems that can reasonably be attributed to the cement, buy something different after you've used these up. Otherwise, you can order more of the same.
11-03-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,143
Posted By pdlamb

I've always thought the case studies my friends...

I've always thought the case studies my friends in business classes had were more about Monday morning quarterbacking than learning critical thinking or whatever reason was given for them. But here...
11-03-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,143
Posted By pdlamb

Don't forget to file for a new roof after hail...

Don't forget to file for a new roof after hail damage. (Although I've paid for that roof over the last dozen or so years through increased premiums.)
11-03-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,143
Posted By pdlamb

So with your bad experience this time around, is...

So with your bad experience this time around, is the money you've saved by not buying insurance over the long haul a net gain or a net loss?
11-03-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,171
Posted By pdlamb

So a combination of reducing SKU for big bike...

So a combination of reducing SKU for big bike OEMs and low available + low demand for aftermarket (replacement) wheels?
Forum: Touring
11-03-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,072
Posted By pdlamb

"Jiminy cricket" gives you so many more...

"Jiminy cricket" gives you so many more consonants to indicate your disgust than "rats."
11-03-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,130
Posted By pdlamb

Your concern is one of the reasons I went to...

Your concern is one of the reasons I went to (lycra) cycling shorts. Deal with them when you stop for lunch, bathroom break, etc., and change out at the end of the ride. But you don't want more of...
11-02-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By pdlamb

How many weeks do you plan on leaving the bike...

How many weeks do you plan on leaving the bike out between rides?
11-02-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By pdlamb

Ditto. Years ago, got my wife a Prius and...

Ditto. Years ago, got my wife a Prius and couldn't figure any other way to haul a bike, so I found a bolt-on receiver and bought a hitch rack. Gave my car to the daughter the next summer, and had a...
11-01-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By pdlamb

First choice would be to find a 3/8" drive 22m...

First choice would be to find a 3/8" drive 22m socket. (Probably won't find it at Harbor Freight, check Snap On, Granger, all the usual expensive sources.)

Second choice would be to get a 22 mm...
11-01-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 781
Posted By pdlamb

I experienced a bit of cognitive dissonance...

I experienced a bit of cognitive dissonance reading this thread, because I'm usually one of those arguing for the Right Tool, Properly Maintained and Calibrated, used by Skilled Technicians with...
10-31-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By pdlamb

IIRC, you're supposed to clean all oil and grease...

IIRC, you're supposed to clean all oil and grease off surfaces you're going to Loctite together.

That's a hassle I don't need, so when I unscrew a canti arm (happens every five or ten years), I...
10-31-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By pdlamb

The tough part is getting a replacement the right...

The tough part is getting a replacement the right length.

In the meantime, if you're fortunate enough to have a real hardware store in your town (the last one here closed earlier this month after...
10-28-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By pdlamb

My hitch rack has cost less than $27/year that...

My hitch rack has cost less than $27/year that I've had it, and I've never had any problems transporting up to four bikes on it.

The pumps that I took off to put the bikes on the rack, and then...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By pdlamb

Some on-line sources list pad thickness. IME,...

Some on-line sources list pad thickness. IME, though, it's hard to bead walking into a bike store and feeling the pad's thickness at the edge with my fingers. If you find a good pair, buy at least...
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