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05-14-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,209
Posted By Phil_gretz

Accuracy and Precision

These are the two concepts barely understood in this thread and misunderstood by most who attempted to explain their measurements.

^ the immediately-above response has to do with precision, not...
05-14-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,083
Posted By Phil_gretz

I had a table at the March Frankenbike in San...

I had a table at the March Frankenbike in San Antonio (which alternates with Austin). I sold a few items and one bike. I did some on-the-spot repairs for riders. I was surprised how little both...
12-01-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,080
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ Agreed. Average is the wrong concept. More of...

^ Agreed. Average is the wrong concept. More of a histogram that shows distribution about the median grade on the independent (horizontal) axis, and the steepness of the grade in % on the dependent...
11-30-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,597
Posted By Phil_gretz

I ride fixed as a routine part my monthly riding....

I ride fixed as a routine part my monthly riding. Sometimes more, sometimes not as much. Does it keep me young, as with Colorado Kid ? Hmmm...maybe!
11-30-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,832
Posted By Phil_gretz

fify

fify
11-30-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,745
Posted By Phil_gretz

It is 10-15 times less than a 1000-watt xenon...

It is 10-15 times less than a 1000-watt xenon prison yard search light, so it should be safe.
11-30-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,521
Posted By Phil_gretz

I learned this way back while attending an ice...

I learned this way back while attending an ice skating camp as part of referee training. The eyes lead into the turn. The head follows the eyes. The shoulders follow the head, and the rest of the...
11-23-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 862
Posted By Phil_gretz

Hockey bags have compartments for footwear,...

Hockey bags have compartments for footwear, helmets and other accessories. Goal keeper bags are largest. Referee's bags are smallest.
11-23-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,333
Posted By Phil_gretz

A lot will depend on the relative height between...

A lot will depend on the relative height between the saddle and the bars and the length of the top tube + stem, which, along with flexibility, affect how forward the pelvis is rolled during normal...
11-22-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,729
Posted By Phil_gretz

It's a bizarre coincidence, really. Yes, it's...

It's a bizarre coincidence, really. Yes, it's an actual thing that the USPS will provide materials for shipping cremated remains to their final destination. The materials come in a complete and...
11-22-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,729
Posted By Phil_gretz

fify

fify
11-22-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,313
Posted By Phil_gretz

The lockdown and telework orders have changed my...

The lockdown and telework orders have changed my riding habits. Now, our typical riding hours are between 4:00 and 5:00 pm, unless impending weather forces some adaptation.

Prior to becoming a...
11-22-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,729
Posted By Phil_gretz

In Transition...

Right now, my bikes are mostly in boxes, awaiting transport to TX.
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11-22-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,364
Posted By Phil_gretz

Neoprene is fine for the 20s, it should be good...

Neoprene is fine for the 20s, it should be good for the 30s, too.
11-18-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,277
Posted By Phil_gretz

Amen to all of this. The health system will kill...

Amen to all of this. The health system will kill you if you give it a chance.
11-18-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 5,020
Posted By Phil_gretz

My mom had a Sears/Kenmore gas dryer that she...

My mom had a Sears/Kenmore gas dryer that she bought to do my diapers in 1959. I can't recall whether it had the Kenmore branding or not.

It was porcelain over steel, not painted.

She had...
11-18-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 996
Posted By Phil_gretz

This describes every ride I take.

This describes every ride I take.
11-18-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 939
Posted By Phil_gretz

Bidons are not kept in cages. One is carried to...

Bidons are not kept in cages. One is carried to you by a teammate. After you've had a few sips, you simply toss it by the side of the road.
11-18-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,914
Posted By Phil_gretz

I've spoken with long-time staff at my local...

I've spoken with long-time staff at my local co-op. They have (historically) taken the finest parts away from the general public bins and either display them in cases (for sale at higher prices) or...
11-18-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 5,020
Posted By Phil_gretz

:bang:

:bang:
11-17-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 5,020
Posted By Phil_gretz

Hi! What's this thread about?

Hi! What's this thread about?
11-17-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,575
Posted By Phil_gretz

I identify with what you've written. But I'm also...

I identify with what you've written. But I'm also conflicted.

Trademark and Patent protections are an essential part of U.S. property law. In America, we obtained these protections very dearly and...
11-16-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 667
Posted By Phil_gretz

The DuraAce crankset is most likely an after...

The DuraAce crankset is most likely an after purchase upgrade.
11-16-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,601
Posted By Phil_gretz

This makes no sense as an analogy. Please...

This makes no sense as an analogy. Please explain.
11-16-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 667
Posted By Phil_gretz

Rear derailleur was manufactured between 1988 and...

Rear derailleur was manufactured between 1988 and 1991, according to VeloBase entry on RD-6400
11-16-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 667
Posted By Phil_gretz

What is the date code on the calipers? The right...

What is the date code on the calipers? The right shifter is a late addition. I'm not familiar enough with Specialized to make even a wild guess. But the unicrown fork tells you post-1988, I'm...
11-16-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By Phil_gretz

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Here are the dimensions in question. I'd say that the 19 is medium, and...
11-16-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,864
Posted By Phil_gretz

My commuter, when loaded with panniers and...

My commuter, when loaded with panniers and handlebar bag...the War Wagon
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11-15-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By Phil_gretz

It's a perfectly adequate hybrid with 3x8 Shimano...

It's a perfectly adequate hybrid with 3x8 Shimano drivetrain, trigger shifters and v-brakes. It has a long wheelbase and long top tube. What's not to like? 21" should fit you. If it is in clean...
11-15-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,601
Posted By Phil_gretz

Look up at the blue bar across your screen. ...

Look up at the blue bar across your screen. Click on "User CP (control panel)"

On the left side, beneath "Settings and Options", click on "Edit Ignore List"

Type the offending username into...
11-15-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 59,614
Posted By Phil_gretz

Since I sold my '79 Peugeot last weekend, I no...

Since I sold my '79 Peugeot last weekend, I no longer have any old steel road bikes. I did enjoy them for what they were while I rode them, though.
11-15-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,305
Posted By Phil_gretz

So far, I have sold each and every bike that I...

So far, I have sold each and every bike that I have loved and all but five of the bikes that I have ever owned. Bicycles, like all things, simply come and go in life. In the end, you possess nothing...
11-15-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By Phil_gretz

What is the distance in millimeters between the...

What is the distance in millimeters between the rear two dropouts? Unbolt the rear wheel to take the measurement.
11-15-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,601
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm certain that I have offended more than one BF...

I'm certain that I have offended more than one BF member, and am likely on a dozen or so ignore lists.

King Solomon wrote: "When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, but he who...
11-15-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,575
Posted By Phil_gretz

I read somewhere that Capone favored the baseball...

I read somewhere that Capone favored the baseball bat...
11-15-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,601
Posted By Phil_gretz

I have 27 screen names on my ignore list. I...

I have 27 screen names on my ignore list. I wonder on how many of others' lists I'd find myself. Interesting to ponder.
11-13-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,097
Posted By Phil_gretz

I built up a 1979 Peugeot PXN-10 with my hand...

I built up a 1979 Peugeot PXN-10 with my hand built tubular wheelset. Although I've ridden bikes with greater name prestige, this PXN-10 was the best riding, most enjoyable feel I've ever had on a...
11-10-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,312
Posted By Phil_gretz

I use Pedro's tire levers, not the more flexy...

I use Pedro's tire levers, not the more flexy generics. The shown multi-tool is a Chinese product that can be purchased for about $8.50 on AliExpress. It's useful enough, and does have a chain...
11-10-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,353
Posted By Phil_gretz

The last two bikes that I've built and kept for...

The last two bikes that I've built and kept for my own use have had weight minimalism as one of the criteria. This means that I selected components with price, weight, function, and aesthetic...
11-09-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 796
Posted By Phil_gretz

Re: post-1990. The difference of the...

Re: post-1990.

The difference of the SIS-like derailleurs is that the guide (upper) pulley has a few millimeters of lateral movement within its caged position. This was to enable indexed shift...
11-09-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 796
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm assuming that they used the Vx with the long...

I'm assuming that they used the Vx with the long GT cage, which also has the split chain feature that allows one to slip the chain from within the pulley cage without breaking it. Yes, Vx is superior...
11-09-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,446
Posted By Phil_gretz

These two things do not go together, as has been...

These two things do not go together, as has been said previously.

Likely issues in decreasing order:
(1) Bike does not fit you and you find that the drops are more "reachable" than the hoods....
11-08-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 925
Posted By Phil_gretz

My wife and I, avid bike riders, are moving to...

My wife and I, avid bike riders, are moving to San Antonio in early December. Is this the Leon Creek greenway, or the Salado Creek greenway? We're looking forward to many biking adventures. We'll...
11-08-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,913
Posted By Phil_gretz

Generally, the insulation doesn't care which side...

Generally, the insulation doesn't care which side is of higher energy than the other. It behaves the same over the temperature ranges where you can remain alive for long.

So, I'm guessing that...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,657
Posted By Phil_gretz

My condolences for your loss. I hope that you...

My condolences for your loss. I hope that you have fond memories of your father.
Replies: 42
Views: 1,696
Posted By Phil_gretz

Go to your local supermarket. Saunter down the...

Go to your local supermarket. Saunter down the frozen food aisle and pick out a delicious pizza for less than $10. Shimmy over toward the adult beverage section and select a premium six-pack of...
11-08-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,944
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ further, there is a type of knurled nut that...

^ further, there is a type of knurled nut that has a flange on one side that just fits within a Schrader-sized hole. This will self center the Presta stem.
11-08-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,116
Posted By Phil_gretz

True, he did say savings account. Where after a...

True, he did say savings account. Where after a year, its buying power will have decreased due to inflation and gained none at all due to negligible savings interest paid.

I still cannot...
11-08-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,050
Posted By Phil_gretz

I haven't washed a bike in three years. I do...

I haven't washed a bike in three years. I do something akin to a sponge bath infrequently, without spraying water. This is especially true in winter months, when my hose bibs are off.

Normally,...
11-08-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,773
Posted By Phil_gretz

To escape, you might have to pull out your best...

To escape, you might have to pull out your best moves.

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