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Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 01:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 884
Posted By urbanknight

True, many of them just want to play or are going...

True, many of them just want to play or are going on chasing instincts. I have always been fine by making kissing sounds at the dog and saying hi. They usually stop, cock their head, and return to...
09-19-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 466
Posted By urbanknight

Start with Goo Gone, which has worked 90% of the...

Start with Goo Gone, which has worked 90% of the time for all of my sticky residue needs. Goof Off is more heavy duty, but might harm the paint.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 242,540
Posted By urbanknight

Sizzling!

Sizzling!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 536
Posted By urbanknight

Except if you do the wrong item first, the next...

Except if you do the wrong item first, the next item might throw it off. For example, if you set saddle to bar distance first, and then set saddle setback from BB second, you just altered the saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 536
Posted By urbanknight

Measure to the widest part of the saddle. Some...

Measure to the widest part of the saddle. Some saddles have heart shaped backs, some have tapered backs, etc. but most saddle are designed to have your sit bones at about the widest part.
09-17-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 436
Posted By urbanknight

From one middle school teacher to another, it...

From one middle school teacher to another, it sounds like you have plenty of topics to cover and not much time to cover them and review them (remember, you're gonna have to say it more than once). My...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By urbanknight

All brands fit differently, which is why I tend...

All brands fit differently, which is why I tend to stick with the brands I like. For me, Shimano and North Wave are my favorites.
09-14-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By urbanknight

Sounds like more trouble than itís worth. IÖ I...

Sounds like more trouble than itís worth. IÖ I mean, heÖ would rather just run the lock ring that came with it.
09-14-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By urbanknight

If it had a straw, he wouldn't even need to pull...

If it had a straw, he wouldn't even need to pull it out. I did this for my 10 year-old son who was having difficulty reaching down so far....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By urbanknight

Yes, both. I have disproportionately long thighs...

Yes, both. I have disproportionately long thighs and short shins. With a 25mm setback seatpost on a 73.5 STA, the saddle is about 3mm shy of being all the way back. Any further forward and my knees...
09-14-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 4,125
Posted By urbanknight

I pump my tires before every ride because I like...

I pump my tires before every ride because I like to maintain the desired pressure for ride quality. It's rarely more than a few pumps, so I'm sure I could get away with skipping it a few days, but I...
09-14-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By urbanknight

Mixing brands of lockring and cassette

Asking for a friend ;). Could he, for example, use a Shimano lockring to avoid advertising to all the elitists in the club that he has a Microshift cassette?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By urbanknight

Thanks all! I hadn't even considered that...

Thanks all! I hadn't even considered that something that does not touch the seatpost would alleviate the problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 01:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By urbanknight

Saddle Bag With Narrow Front

Which saddle bags have decent room (tool, tube, levers, and CO2) but a narrow front? My thighs get sores/abrasions from too much rubbing on my current one.
09-12-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By urbanknight

That was likely damaged before you bought the...

That was likely damaged before you bought the wheels. The previous owner loosened it to the point of having side play either to make it spin more smoothly, or to hide the damage when you bought them....
09-12-21, 12:46 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 35,027
Posted By urbanknight

Finally got a good pic of us and our bike. ...

Finally got a good pic of us and our bike.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/pursuit_tandem_b3b941a583c5c4d0f84ce7aad08b62cc8856d1f8.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 242,540
Posted By urbanknight

It's a little monotone, but the "blacked out"...

It's a little monotone, but the "blacked out" look says it means business. As a bonus, it will match absolutely any kit you choose to wear!
09-11-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 697
Posted By urbanknight

Fancy colors are nice, but you have to get a...

Fancy colors are nice, but you have to get a neutral bar tape to go with it. Neutral frames allow you to get creative with the accessories....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By urbanknight

I don't know about you, but aging has caused me...

I don't know about you, but aging has caused me to prefer a more upright riding position, making my previous favorite saddle not a good match anymore.

To quote Grandma (who probably got it from...
09-04-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,852
Posted By urbanknight

That depends on what you consider to be "long...

That depends on what you consider to be "long distance". I got back into riding a little over a year ago and really struggled with saddle sores and comfort just doing 25-30 mile rides. My favorite...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,510
Posted By urbanknight

Many times. I study the geometry to make sure it...

Many times. I study the geometry to make sure it will fit, make sure it has the parts I want (or at least the ones I'm not willing to swap out), and then make the purchase. I may like the feel and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,850
Posted By urbanknight

I know, right?! If only she understood why I...

I know, right?! If only she understood why I don't wanna ride a road bike in the mountains, or a mountain bike on the road, or the tandem when I'm alone... and of course a velodrome requires a fixie,...
09-03-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,323
Posted By urbanknight

Better to just stay quiet until you know the...

Better to just stay quiet until you know the person better. I personally prefer brutal honesty, but not all people do. I wonder how many club members noticed mine before my wife saw me in them and...
08-30-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By urbanknight

I really donít know. Tried to Google specs on it...

I really donít know. Tried to Google specs on it but came up empty. Either way, if itís anywhere near 28mm then itís too skinny for my tandem as I think the seatpost itself is thicker than that....
08-29-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By urbanknight

Glad to see I'm not the only one who just lets...

Glad to see I'm not the only one who just lets the front wheel onto the ground. It seems like 90% of the jobs don't involve the front wheel anyway.
08-29-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By urbanknight

What's the clamp diameter?

What's the clamp diameter?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,213
Posted By urbanknight

Nope. Nobody wants to see my back hair.

Nope. Nobody wants to see my back hair.
08-15-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,306
Posted By urbanknight

It happens. There's also the scammers, pulling...

It happens. There's also the scammers, pulling all sorts of stunts (The Google Voice one is hilarious). One thing for sure is once they burn me without a reasonable explanation, there's no second...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By urbanknight

Is a Turbo really like the Rolls? I recall people...

Is a Turbo really like the Rolls? I recall people liking one or the other, but personally have never tried a Rolls and probably couldn't compare it to the Turbo I last had in 1993 if I tried.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,850
Posted By urbanknight

1 1/2 (if you consider the back half of the...

1 1/2 (if you consider the back half of the tandem to be my son's).


Geez, you sound like my wife.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By urbanknight

I'm ~200lb and was running 90/100 on my 23's...

I'm ~200lb and was running 90/100 on my 23's until last year when I switched to 25's and dropped to 80/90. They're doing great with a much smoother ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By urbanknight

If you used to ride a San Marco Rolls...

What do you ride now? Trying to find a good saddle for my adolescent son, and so far he likes the Rolls that came on our tandem. I'd rather not spend $150 for a second one for his single bike ($85+...
08-11-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 6,351
Posted By urbanknight

Have you seen how some people drive? I'm sure...

Have you seen how some people drive? I'm sure it's the minority, but there are most definitely people out there who have very little grip or awareness of what they learned in driver's ed. I don't...
08-11-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 762
Posted By urbanknight

This. One revolution of the cranks means 2 pedal...

This. One revolution of the cranks means 2 pedal strokes (one right and one left)

I'm a musician, so I tend to think of tunes which I know to be about 90 or 180 BPM if I'm shooting for a cadence...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By urbanknight

Eh, they donít advertise it so itís their fault....

Eh, they donít advertise it so itís their fault. I only figured it out because I started wearing a pair as casual sunglasses and couldnít figure out why I looked so weird.
08-11-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By urbanknight

Are your cleats as far to the inside as possible...

Are your cleats as far to the inside as possible already? "Fanning" your cleat out or even going to zero float cleat might help as well.
08-11-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 550
Posted By urbanknight

Do not use saddle position to adjust reach. Use a...

Do not use saddle position to adjust reach. Use a different length stem if needed to adjust reach.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By urbanknight

Many Tifosi models have adjustable bridges. My...

Many Tifosi models have adjustable bridges. My Veros do.

FYI, some sunglasses made for road cycling intentionally sit a little high since that's where you're looking when you're tucked into the...
08-11-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 6,351
Posted By urbanknight

Well that made it clear to even the dumbest of...

Well that made it clear to even the dumbest of people, and until they put an IQ requirement on the driver's test, whatever gets the point across is the safest to me. I'm looking to avoid an accident...
08-09-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,218
Posted By urbanknight

I used a hand brush with a little bit of hand...

I used a hand brush with a little bit of hand soap to get the salt and sweat out of my straps. Worked great.
08-09-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By urbanknight

A chain sized for a 10-46 should almost surely...

A chain sized for a 10-46 should almost surely work just fine when you throw the 11-42 on. Less chain wrap with a smaller largest cog means no problem.
08-09-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 6,351
Posted By urbanknight

Not sure where you got that from, but this theory...

Not sure where you got that from, but this theory sounds more likely....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,092
Posted By urbanknight

Most of the PCH that I've ridden...

Most of the PCH that I've ridden (Malibu/Oxnard/Ventura) has a wide shoulder. Around here, many roads count as a "highway", but it's the ones labeled "freeway" you want to avoid if possible.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,509
Posted By urbanknight

Depends on how slow the 10-20% grade makes you go...

Depends on how slow the 10-20% grade makes you go :D
08-06-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By urbanknight

Plenty of M592 derailleurs out there. 36t max...

Plenty of M592 derailleurs out there. 36t max cog, 45t max capacity. The M591 would probably work as well, but it sounds like the M592 is more certain and about the same price. Can't help you with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,892
Posted By urbanknight

Too many people decide what they WANT to be true...

Too many people decide what they WANT to be true and then cling to anything that supports their desire while rejecting anything that does not. I'm trying to be as informed as possible, but there's so...
08-06-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 737
Posted By urbanknight

Yes. Assuming your saddle is where it needs to...

Yes. Assuming your saddle is where it needs to be, the stem is the ideal part to change in order to reduce the reach. As Broctoon said, a handlebar with a shorter reach will do the same (except it...
08-06-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,796
Posted By urbanknight

Actual footage of me reading your post: ...

Actual footage of me reading your post:

:foo:

:eek:

:lol:
08-06-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,796
Posted By urbanknight

I feel sexy when my wife looks at me like I'm a...

I feel sexy when my wife looks at me like I'm a piece of meat. She doesn't look at me that way when I look like the Michelin Man in my kit. I don't think anyone does, especially those men who make...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,892
Posted By urbanknight

I read that hospitalizations were something like...

I read that hospitalizations were something like 97% unvaccinated, so it seems like we're much less likely to be hospitalized, but yes can still catch and spread it. Makes me nervous with me about to...
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