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12-01-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 469
Posted By _ForceD_

She’s dead. Thanks. My point is that they may...

She’s dead. Thanks. My point is that they may have a form, or a special tag to indicate that it’s accepted even though it’s larger than the advertised limit. I mean there have been times when...
12-01-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By _ForceD_

The cone and/or bearings might already has very...

The cone and/or bearings might already has very small pits on them causing the grinding sound. It’s happened to me before…that grinding sound. I’d swore they were still good. But, I had to thoroughly...
12-01-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 469
Posted By _ForceD_

Here’s a suggestion (if you have time and the...

Here’s a suggestion (if you have time and the airport isn’t too far). A day or two before your flight, put the bike in the case, and go to the airport JB check-in/luggage check counter. Present it to...
11-18-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 783
Posted By _ForceD_

Yes…I was going to say this, with regard to...

Yes…I was going to say this, with regard to (road) cyclists, and their consideration by drivers. I’ve been out of the military for more than twenty years. But, I still consider my years stationed in...
11-16-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,705
Posted By _ForceD_

djordan — I recently picked up a Peugeot...

djordan — I recently picked up a Peugeot Versailles identical to the one you pictured in post #8 above for very cheap. But…not even restored…it’s in pretty much immaculate condition. No chips or...
11-13-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,291
Posted By _ForceD_

Concur. I mean you’re essentially spending on...

Concur. I mean you’re essentially spending on entertainment. It’s ok as long as those who you provide for aren’t suffering. I have 4 or 5 bikes that all get ridden regularly/frequently. But they’re...
11-13-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By _ForceD_

FYI, I didn’t create the meme. I just copied and...

FYI, I didn’t create the meme. I just copied and pasted. Perhaps it could have said 300 lbs “weight challenged person” instead.

Dan
11-12-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By _ForceD_

Deer in the woods

I saw this meme in another non-cycling forum. But I immediately thought about how this happens to me all the time on rides through wooded areas. I hear rustling just off the side of the road and...
11-09-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 669
Posted By _ForceD_

Recently I discovered that Dawn Platinum...

Recently I discovered that Dawn Platinum Powerwash dishwashing spray is a pretty good degreaser. I’ve used it to clean a couple of my bikes/gear set recently. You can get it at the grocery store. The...
11-08-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,337
Posted By _ForceD_

As a form of “transportation”…it may fade, but it...

As a form of “transportation”…it may fade, but it won’t go away completely. Compare it to sailing. Before steamships, and then once they evolved. People still sail…mostly for recreation. But it never...
11-03-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By _ForceD_

Years ago, when I briefly tried using a wireless...

Years ago, when I briefly tried using a wireless heart rate monitor, with the wristwatch receptor, while riding a road bike with a wired computer, I discovered that the magnetic for the computer on...
11-03-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,160
Posted By _ForceD_

Just want to point out that if the “every insured...

Just want to point out that if the “every insured home in America destruction” argument played out…we likely have much bigger problems, and would be lucky to be alive to collect from insurance...
11-03-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,156
Posted By _ForceD_

Maybe a fabric seat cover might do the trick. ...

Maybe a fabric seat cover might do the trick.

Dan
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,701
Posted By _ForceD_

Frame material COMFORT ? Isn’t rider’s comfort...

Frame material COMFORT ? Isn’t rider’s comfort determined by rider-bike interface components…saddle, handlebars, cranks/pedals/shoes, maybe suspension if the bike is so equipped, tire size and...
10-30-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By _ForceD_

One of the question I recall asking my surgeon at...

One of the question I recall asking my surgeon at a follow-up appointment was specifically how the whole procedure transpired. One of the things he told me is that one of the last things they do...
10-29-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By _ForceD_

I can’t recall the exact amount of time before I...

I can’t recall the exact amount of time before I could ride after my hip replacement (five years ago), but it was at least a couple of months. I did what my surgeon and PT recommended. One thing I do...
10-27-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By _ForceD_

Here in coastal southeastern New England,...

Here in coastal southeastern New England, December thru February are not as pleasant as the rest of the year. Of course, around here the short-sleeve cycling doesn’t kick in until late May/early...
10-26-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By _ForceD_

I would agree that you can go as big as you want...

I would agree that you can go as big as you want for the chainring. However, at some point in size the ring may hit the chain stay as it flares out from the BB to the dropout. Maybe that can be...
10-25-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 524
Posted By _ForceD_

Working with blade spokes is frustrating to me. I...

Working with blade spokes is frustrating to me. I have a couple bikes with them. When I’m truing those wheels, I use a pair of channel-locks that have the jaws angled at 45° to hold the blade from...
10-25-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,064
Posted By _ForceD_

As others have said…getting back to good working...

As others have said…getting back to good working condition is a crapshoot. But if you’re going to try it, I would completely un-lace it, and try to get the rim as flat as possible. Then re-lace it...
10-23-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By _ForceD_

I think you misunderstood. Get gloves with long...

I think you misunderstood. Get gloves with long funnel cuffs and put the sleeve inside the glove cuff.

Dan
10-23-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By _ForceD_

Under the “features” it says “Shaped, adjustable...

Under the “features” it says “Shaped, adjustable cuffs with knit binding form a weather seal over your gloves.” But reading the reviews I get the impression the cuffs aren’t adjustable. A couple said...
10-20-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By _ForceD_

I had thought so too. Unfortunately they don’t....

I had thought so too. Unfortunately they don’t. Just last week I ordered a new 7sp cassette, but through the ‘magic’ (read: confusion) of Amazon either I misread their ordering pages, or they misread...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,170
Posted By _ForceD_

I don’t ride competitively. But, FWIW, I have one...

I don’t ride competitively. But, FWIW, I have one very aero bike. The southern New England area that I live in is always windy (great for sailing). It’s noticeably easier riding that bike in a...
10-18-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By _ForceD_

I do a bit of sewing, and have considered doing...

I do a bit of sewing, and have considered doing this to some of my garments for winter riding. But then I think…well, I don’t want it to be ‘that’ protective when it isn’t cold. So…I’ve thought that...
10-14-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 469
Posted By _ForceD_

I think most LBSs have the die to chase those...

I think most LBSs have the die to chase those threads. I had it done once. I think they charged me $25 (US) to do it.

Dan
10-12-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By _ForceD_

and “tew.” Dan

and “tew.”

Dan
10-12-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By _ForceD_

Concur with what ‘inusuit’ said above. If you’re...

Concur with what ‘inusuit’ said above. If you’re going to spend the money…you might as well just spend it on a new garment. I mean I would try it myself (depending on the cost of the proper...
10-07-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,311
Posted By _ForceD_

I have been seeing a chiropractor on a monthly...

I have been seeing a chiropractor on a monthly basis for five or six years. He performs routine back adjustments to keep me comfortable. At my very first appointment with him, we sat and looked at ,...
10-06-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By _ForceD_

Well, at least we don’t have to worry about...

Well, at least we don’t have to worry about seeing the Red Sox players bundled up in arctic parkas trying to play baseball in the playoffs.

Dan
10-06-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By _ForceD_

Personally, IMO, “brand” is not the first thing I...

Personally, IMO, “brand” is not the first thing I consider with regard to garments for cycling. Over the years, especially for winter gear, I’ve spent big bucks, and purchased some “brand name”...
10-06-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,538
Posted By _ForceD_

Even though this is apparently real…I find it...

Even though this is apparently real…I find it just a little too dumb to comment on (aside from this post).

Dan
10-03-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,445
Posted By _ForceD_

Maybe I provided too much info in my OP, and I...

Maybe I provided too much info in my OP, and I think there’s a lot being read into it. All I’m saying is that on roads that I frequently ride, in conditions that I frequently ride in, on a bike that...
10-03-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By _ForceD_

I’ve used Velocals. It’s OK for what they have in...

I’ve used Velocals. It’s OK for what they have in stock. I’ve also used https://www.stickylife.com to recreate decals that I was unable to find elsewhere. The problem with Velocals…if they don’t have...
10-02-22, 04:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 925
Posted By _ForceD_

What I do if/when I get mold…take the tube off...

What I do if/when I get mold…take the tube off the bag, and mouth fixture off tube. Straighten out a wire coat hanger (make sure it’s at least as long as the tube). Spray a bleach solution into the...
10-01-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 634
Posted By _ForceD_

FYI, the spacer mentioned above comes with other...

FYI, the spacer mentioned above comes with other cassette sizes too. And they don’t necessarily have to go on BEFORE the cassette. On one of my bikes, when I put it on first, the spacing for the...
09-30-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,445
Posted By _ForceD_

This! Mostly, I don’t really care about average...

This! Mostly, I don’t really care about average average mph. But when a noticeable increase happens I notice. Time in the saddle is really the most important thing these days. Just a curious...
09-29-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By _ForceD_

Maybe they can check with the city of Nashville,...

Maybe they can check with the city of Nashville, TN to see where they got the one pictured in this article.

https://wpln.org/post/nashvilles-debris-filled-bike-lanes-get-their-own-sweeper/

...
09-28-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,445
Posted By _ForceD_

Actually, the ride mentioned in my OP was on very...

Actually, the ride mentioned in my OP was on very familiar roads. It’s an area that I frequent for my rides. Of all the roads in the 100km, there were maybe 5 miles worth that I hadn’t ridden on...
09-28-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 928
Posted By _ForceD_

To me, those mounted bar mitts seem like they’d...

To me, those mounted bar mitts seem like they’d encumber your hand if you need to get it off the bar quickly, in an emergency…like to break your fall if you’re going down. Is that an issue with those...
09-28-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,445
Posted By _ForceD_

Average Speed

I’m posting this in the 50+ forum just because you guys can likely relate. I’m going on 62 years old, have been (road) riding continuously since I was 20 years old. Like many of you…’back in the day’...
09-28-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 848
Posted By _ForceD_

I had a similar problem with one of my old steel...

I had a similar problem with one of my old steel frame road bikes. It has a steel cable route guide for the shifting cable brazed onto the to top of the BB. It shifted cleanly, but just difficult....
09-28-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 357
Posted By _ForceD_

I used SKABS and they work well for me....

I used SKABS and they work well for me. Inexpensive and easy! As long as the tube is clean, and maybe roughed up a bit with the sandpaper they stick well. The one issue I do experience is that...
09-24-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,811
Posted By _ForceD_

I came to a fork in the road...

I came to a fork in the road today.https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/98bd7475_0640_4016_8a1e_7888d3a8383a_bf8043ac03bc0c115b287512e6d932e9fe269e51.jpeg

Dan
09-22-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 928
Posted By _ForceD_

My go to glove isn’t a glove at all. Mittens!...

My go to glove isn’t a glove at all. Mittens! They work so much better than gloves when it’s really cold. And the best pair I have are nylon/poly outer with fleece lining that I got for $10.00 at our...
09-22-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By _ForceD_

There will be argument, but IMO (and opinion of...

There will be argument, but IMO (and opinion of many others), you just can’t get “breathable” And “waterproof” in the same garment. Not in a garment worn for intense physical exercise anyway. If...
09-16-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,196
Posted By _ForceD_

Good for you (and us)!!! Keep it up! Younger...

Good for you (and us)!!! Keep it up! Younger folks can’t seem to deal.

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1258386-clipping-flame-suit.html

Dan
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,648
Posted By _ForceD_

This just in… ...

This just in…

https://www.bikeforums.net/fifty-plus-50/1258764-my-firs-time-clipless.html


Dan
09-16-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By _ForceD_

But isn’t the wear, and need for chain...

But isn’t the wear, and need for chain replacement based on the spacing of the links matching up with the teeth on the cogs/chainring? If so, increasing tension isn’t going to correct that spacing....
09-14-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,454
Posted By _ForceD_

I thought it was 100 nautical miles. Dan ...

I thought it was 100 nautical miles.

Dan
(retired Navy guy)
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