Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: pdlamb
Showing results 1 to 50 of 867
Search took 0.07 seconds.
Forum: Commuting
02-02-23, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 291
Posted By pdlamb

I'm thinking about re-starting my 10-12 mile...

I'm thinking about re-starting my 10-12 mile (each way) commute. It has worked well as training in the past, so I'm looking forward to it. (Mostly.)

A few notes:

If you're riding every day,...
01-30-23, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By pdlamb

Both are good products, so don't obsess over it. ...

Both are good products, so don't obsess over it. Buy whatever is easiest to find or least expensive. If, as you indicate, both are available and priced the same, flip a coin.
01-30-23, 07:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,435
Posted By pdlamb

Well then, it's obvious Rene Herse makes you...

Well then, it's obvious Rene Herse makes you faster, because of all the weight you're carrying when you ride the Panaracer! :D
01-27-23, 12:56 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,959
Posted By pdlamb

I joined because of the heat map. I tried to...

I joined because of the heat map. I tried to post all my in-town rides with the hope of making the city planners aware that hey, people ride bikes in this city.

I went premium because my wife...
01-27-23, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By pdlamb

Wait, your family's calendar had a baby? Are you...

Wait, your family's calendar had a baby? Are you calling it "2023 wallet calendar?"

Sorry, Dad was an English major... :)
01-27-23, 08:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,010
Posted By pdlamb

I'm imagining something like a wooden clockwork,...

I'm imagining something like a wooden clockwork, except the ring of pins coming off the big ring would spiral outward. It'd be hard to do it with a ramp pressed into the side of the ring (if anyone...
01-26-23, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By pdlamb

As Mark Twain said about watches, “A man with one...

As Mark Twain said about watches, “A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two is never sure.”

Personally, I believe a cheap speedometer first, followed by the (processed data) GPS,...
01-19-23, 04:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,579
Posted By pdlamb

Winter? Seems to be in southern Arizona. Had to...

Winter? Seems to be in southern Arizona. Had to idle the car in Tucson this morning to defrost the windshield; no scraper in the rental because seriously? in AZ? Got home and walked out of the...
01-19-23, 04:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,942
Posted By pdlamb

It's not that your luck was that bad, it's just...

It's not that your luck was that bad, it's just that your time to learn that lesson came. Pump plus patch kit will (almost always) get you to the end of the ride.

Almost always? Like Troul, ...
01-16-23, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 425
Posted By pdlamb

I like the old standard bike speedometers in part...

I like the old standard bike speedometers in part because I don't have to remember to charge the battery. And a wired cyclocomputer has half as many to change as wireless.
01-12-23, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 501
Posted By pdlamb

I don't know. If you'd just stood there for a...

I don't know. If you'd just stood there for a minute or two, his family might have come running out and offered to pay you to get it out of the house and garage! :)
01-09-23, 04:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 607
Posted By pdlamb

You may get treated sooner if you wait for the...

You may get treated sooner if you wait for the ambulance.

One of my wife's patients had a heart attack. 911 told his wife "no ambulances are available." So she drove him to the ER and checked...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-23, 03:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,046
Posted By pdlamb

I'd suggest asking the maintenance people rather...

I'd suggest asking the maintenance people rather than "the school." There's probably a closet or some extra space next to an HVAC air handler they'll know about.
01-09-23, 07:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,934
Posted By pdlamb

Like so many things, if you don't need it, don't...

Like so many things, if you don't need it, don't worry about it. Simple.

If you need it, it works, and works well. I prefer Chamois Butt'r to the Euro style -- no need to get my attention down...
01-06-23, 09:49 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,050
Posted By pdlamb

My bikes are fine. If I need to change something...

My bikes are fine. If I need to change something I'll put on a new chain, cables, and (visible to the naked eye) bar tape.
01-06-23, 09:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,579
Posted By pdlamb

3 years, 18 and 6 months. :) Yep,...

3 years, 18 and 6 months. :)



Yep, earliest October frost I can remember in nearly 40 years, warm November, just before Christmas the coldest weather we've had for at least 5 years, back up to...
01-05-23, 08:54 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,591
Posted By pdlamb

Interesting that you should mention "speed" in...

Interesting that you should mention "speed" in conjunction with getting a ride via phone. I've had the experience of waiting over an hour for a Lyft to pick me up when stranded (in a rental car,...
01-04-23, 02:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 610
Posted By pdlamb

Depending on alloy and heat treatment...

Depending on alloy and heat treatment ("tempering"), sure, aluminum can be bent. But thin, lightweight tubing the thickness of a beer can would not be a good idea to make a bike frame, unless it...
01-04-23, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 791
Posted By pdlamb

My first choice would be to ride it until I know...

My first choice would be to ride it until I know what needs to be changed, or what I want to change, as several posters recommended.

If you just have to change something, get new bar tape. In a...
01-04-23, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By pdlamb

It'll be interesting to see how the tights do...

It'll be interesting to see how the tights do when you ride in them. I've come to the conclusion that any bike clothes that I wear out like that have earned an honorable retirement, in part because...
01-03-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,579
Posted By pdlamb

I wonder if that's what my daughter ran into,...

I wonder if that's what my daughter ran into, some 15 years ago? She'd flown into a small airport for an interview, and had an early flight out the next day. Instead, she got to sit in that small...
12-29-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,430
Posted By pdlamb

This was the crux of the matter from my...

This was the crux of the matter from my perspective as well, though I didn't argue as long or hard as some other posters.

Shall we congratulate jesnow for not having a blowout until he was hit...
Forum: Commuting
12-29-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,215
Posted By pdlamb

I think I remember reading that the average...

I think I remember reading that the average European commute was less than two miles. Mine's 10 miles (one way). What works for 10 minutes doesn't work as well for 45 minutes!
Forum: Commuting
12-29-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,215
Posted By pdlamb

You probably don't want to hear from someone who...

You probably don't want to hear from someone who wears cycling-specific clothing, so just consider this a token ornery/contrary post.

About the only thing I wear out commuting are socks, gloves,...
12-28-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,425
Posted By pdlamb

The best results I've gotten with Shoe Goo comes...

The best results I've gotten with Shoe Goo comes after I make sure the sole surface is clean and dry, and then make sure I let it set the full 48 hours before wearing the shoes. Anything less and...
12-28-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,591
Posted By pdlamb

And most of those are great places to ride a...

And most of those are great places to ride a bike!



BTDT. Only 7 miles from home, but I was back on the road in 5 minutes or so.



I almost took the spoke wrench out, worrying about All...
12-22-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 714
Posted By pdlamb

If you're just interested in cycling clothing,...

If you're just interested in cycling clothing, general is a good place to ask.

What to wear in rain? Ask in Commuting or Touring.

Cold weather? Winter -- and please specify what you consider...
12-19-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,516
Posted By pdlamb

Frightening to think what would happen if all...

Frightening to think what would happen if all cycling gear started trending to yuppified bling-ness and what that would do to prices.

Oh, yeah:

Madone SLR 9 eTap Gen 7 | Trek Bikes...
12-16-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By pdlamb

I'm not sure whether this is an abuse of the...

I'm not sure whether this is an abuse of the system, or just brilliant. :)

If OP does decide to try it, push to get it approved before the end of the year, while you're already covered by your...
12-15-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,088
Posted By pdlamb

Since the full age for social security is...

Since the full age for social security is creeping up, should the "65 and over" thread be inflated to "66 years and 4 months and older"?
12-14-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 596
Posted By pdlamb

I'd want to know the magnitude of the differences...

I'd want to know the magnitude of the differences before I'd say there's no indication that the wheel is incorrectly built. If the spoke tension variation is more than 5-10% on a front wheel or...
12-12-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 678
Posted By pdlamb

Nobody ever wants to ride big-big, but most...

Nobody ever wants to ride big-big, but most everybody does at some point.

I agree that's right at the edge. Probably won't hurt anything, but you may hear some extra noise reminding you to shift...
12-12-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,110
Posted By pdlamb

Darn, beat me to it. Though there's also a...

Darn, beat me to it. Though there's also a population of tall cranks, too!
12-09-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 9,354
Posted By pdlamb

Hodags.

Hodags.
12-02-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 487
Posted By pdlamb

Ride tonight or tomorrow? Yes, of course! Ride...

Ride tonight or tomorrow? Yes, of course! Ride any time you can.
11-30-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By pdlamb

No kidding. Last time I looked at one all I...

No kidding. Last time I looked at one all I learned is I shouldn't charge it in the shower. :)
11-28-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 848
Posted By pdlamb

Were you (virtually) flying or waterskiing?

Were you (virtually) flying or waterskiing?
Forum: Commuting
11-28-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
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.
11-17-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,218
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: 17
Views: 759
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...
Forum: Touring
11-07-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,400
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, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 790
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,...
11-04-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,616
Posted By pdlamb

Runs fine downhill.

Runs fine downhill.
11-03-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 749
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: 416
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.
Forum: Touring
11-03-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,551
Posted By pdlamb

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

"Jiminy cricket" gives you so many more consonants to indicate your disgust than "rats."
11-02-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
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: 829
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: 310
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...
10-31-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
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...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 867
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.