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04-02-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By 1983

True it or rebuild it?

Yes I searched, no I didn't find what I was looking for.

I have a set of HED Ardennes plus LT wheels, of which the front is not in good shape. I got pushed off the road by a cop a while back and...
11-25-15, 12:01 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 10,444
Posted By 1983

I'm not using Firewall browser, I'm using...

I'm not using Firewall browser, I'm using Internet Explorer.
Forum: Commuting
11-25-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,714
Posted By 1983

Yep. When an LBS's prices drive me to online...

Yep. When an LBS's prices drive me to online retailers, they at least get the benefit of the doubt inasmuch as their overhead/payroll:income ratio is concerned. REI, however, charges a premium to...
11-25-15, 10:18 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 10,444
Posted By 1983

That didn't load either.

That didn't load either.
11-25-15, 09:36 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 10,444
Posted By 1983

Doesn't load...

Doesn't load...
11-25-15, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,711
Posted By 1983

Deposition is the culprit, not condensation. ...

Deposition is the culprit, not condensation. Relatively warm water vapor is cooled by the goggle lens and transitions into a solid without becoming a liquid first.

There are two ways to combat...
11-25-15, 09:21 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 10,444
Posted By 1983

Good lord...trolling motors are abuzz here, all...

Good lord...trolling motors are abuzz here, all converged on one hapless thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-15, 09:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,359
Posted By 1983

Solid gold.

Solid gold.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-15, 09:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,028
Posted By 1983

This is confusing. Experience and...

This is confusing. Experience and practice/training will bring speed and efficiency. If your kid wants to ride faster, then he/she simply needs to...well, ride faster.
11-25-15, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,133
Posted By 1983

What are the stock derailleurs? Drop bar...

What are the stock derailleurs?

Drop bar mtbs are fairly common as of late, shouldn't have an issue there.
11-25-15, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,482
Posted By 1983

Can you retap larger diameter threads?

Can you retap larger diameter threads?
Forum: Commuting
11-25-15, 08:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,434
Posted By 1983

Hmm...my cheap steel studs survived plenty of...

Hmm...my cheap steel studs survived plenty of pavement. I guess the factory accidentally installed carbide tipped studs.
Forum: Commuting
11-25-15, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,394
Posted By 1983

Okay.

Okay.
11-13-15, 10:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,128
Posted By 1983

Still hung up on that?

Still hung up on that?
11-13-15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By 1983

I don't particularly want to tell you about any...

I don't particularly want to tell you about any kind of wrench.

However, a successful analogy would have been to use ratcheting and non ratcheting box wrenches.
Forum: Commuting
11-13-15, 10:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,434
Posted By 1983

Disagree, after experience with cheap steel studs...

Disagree, after experience with cheap steel studs last winter. The did great, never lost a stud, and are in good enough shape to use this winter. It all depends on how often you use them and on...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-15, 10:03 AM
11-13-15, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,468
Posted By 1983

In capitalism that is determined by the buyer,...

In capitalism that is determined by the buyer, not the seller.
11-13-15, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By 1983

Oh lordy, how will anyone ever know what's being...

Oh lordy, how will anyone ever know what's being discussed? How terrible!!
11-13-15, 09:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,128
Posted By 1983

Is the implication that we would tell the op to...

Is the implication that we would tell the op to buy a new car? Nobody has asserted that.

If the op just wants a new crank without all the conversation, he can visit google/amazon/crc/nashbar/etc.
11-13-15, 09:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,128
Posted By 1983

You're assuming a particular chainset. So was I....

You're assuming a particular chainset. So was I. The op has stated that his goal is not to have a lower granny gear so I don't think a 53/39/26 is going to help him (assuming gender here). So if...
11-13-15, 08:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,128
Posted By 1983

Interesting. On the way there I'll use my 52t...

Interesting. On the way there I'll use my 52t big ring instead of being weak and crying about it on bf.
11-13-15, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Posted By 1983

Now don't be silly, they only have satellite...

Now don't be silly, they only have satellite internet in the afterlife so good luck getting a decent connection.

Feel free to post other non events too like OMG I ALMOST SPILLED MY COFFEE, HOLY...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-15, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,394
Posted By 1983

I'm not personally a Surly fan, but both bikes...

I'm not personally a Surly fan, but both bikes have a good fan base here on bf. They most definitely have great fit and finish, use decent tubing sets, and of course ride like good steel. If you...
11-13-15, 08:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,700
Posted By 1983

That's why I included studded tires.

That's why I included studded tires.
11-12-15, 04:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,128
Posted By 1983

Oooooookay then. If you already know what you...

Oooooookay then. If you already know what you want, then why are you asking and lambasting answerers?

You already have a good range to work with, just learn to use what you have. A 50t big ring...
11-12-15, 03:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,737
Posted By 1983

I'm betting SSH has quite a few mentions.

I'm betting SSH has quite a few mentions.
Forum: Commuting
11-12-15, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,752
Posted By 1983

Use a twofish mounting block?

Use a twofish mounting block?
11-12-15, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By 1983

You lost me with "aerodynamic drag" which I...

You lost me with "aerodynamic drag" which I recognize as drag force or wind resistance given the context.

So then, you are doing this: [1/2rho(v^2)CD(A)]*[F(V)]

to get this: [1/2rho(CD)A]*F*v^3...
Forum: Touring
11-12-15, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 947
Posted By 1983

I just take the chain off of the chainrings and...

I just take the chain off of the chainrings and pop the quicklink off with small pliers.
Forum: Commuting
11-12-15, 02:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,589
Posted By 1983

Blatantly, flippantly, irreverently not following...

Blatantly, flippantly, irreverently not following laws, rules, etiquette or norms just because. Alley cat racing through downtown, blowing lights "because it's clear", riding far too slowly on busy...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-15, 02:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,334
Posted By 1983

...which is different than "please show off how...

...which is different than "please show off how much more awesome your bike is than everyone else's."

Dial the cynicism up and you'll see it.






Perhaps I am showing my cards as jealous...
11-12-15, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By 1983

Wind resistance increases relative to velocity...

Wind resistance increases relative to velocity squared, not cubed.

WR = 1/2(rho)v^2(CD)A

In your last calculation, you've already accounted for (g1.kg) by noting 3lbs in the opening. Ie...
11-12-15, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By 1983

Not me.

Not me.
11-12-15, 01:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,516
Posted By 1983

NYC is no tougher or thick-skinned than any other...

NYC is no tougher or thick-skinned than any other megalopolis city out there. Having been through a few times I find that, if anything, NYC drivers are a bunch of whiners. As are drivers in other...
11-12-15, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By 1983

Calm down turbo, the answer is still the same. ...

Calm down turbo, the answer is still the same. mconlox also mentioned friction, might want to direct a needless quip to him as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-15, 01:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,634
Posted By 1983

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4O5voOCqAQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4O5voOCqAQ
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-15, 12:32 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 14,119
Posted By 1983

Too easy, doesn't sound smart enough.

Too easy, doesn't sound smart enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-15, 12:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,252
Posted By 1983

Hmmm...ride outside?

Hmmm...ride outside?
Forum: Commuting
11-12-15, 12:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,774
Posted By 1983

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0054N48WY?keywor...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0054N48WY?keywords=MAGICSHINE&qid=1447352626&ref_=sr_1_2&sr=8-2

almost sub-$100. Had an HID'd Merc flash its brights at me once when I had this light aimed too...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-15, 12:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,334
Posted By 1983

True, true.

True, true.
11-12-15, 12:07 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 7,607
Posted By 1983

Yes, an awesome city. Had I enough to live there...

Yes, an awesome city. Had I enough to live there with my current standard of living I would start looking for a permanent lat move.
11-12-15, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,039
Posted By 1983

Ah forgot about carrying stuff. I used to have...

Ah forgot about carrying stuff. I used to have axiom panniers but now use a back pack with much of my daily junk stored in a locker at work.
Forum: Commuting
11-12-15, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,363
Posted By 1983

Lot of sandals and flip flops in NYC...

Lot of sandals and flip flops in NYC...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-15, 11:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,018
Posted By 1983

I rode against 50mph gusts yesterday, in traffic,...

I rode against 50mph gusts yesterday, in traffic, and was safe. Some cross winds, some headwinds, a little tailwind. Lean into the strong cross winds, gear down and tuck in for the head winds.
...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-15, 11:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,334
Posted By 1983

Some of these posts read like this: blah...

Some of these posts read like this:

blah blah......look at my awesome bike.....blah blah blah.
11-12-15, 11:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,039
Posted By 1983

Wow that was an article. Best advice I could...

Wow that was an article. Best advice I could think of is to use a bike that you are absolutely comfortable on and don't give yourself an option to drive. Do you experience a real winter? If so,...
11-12-15, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,329
Posted By 1983

Custom and cheap? Not going to happen, your...

Custom and cheap? Not going to happen, your fighting a losing battle against an inverse correlation.
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