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Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Too late now

There's this great Willie Nelson song:

"There's lots a things I'd change
If I could go back in time somehow
But there's nothing I can do about it now."

My anthem.
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Fascinating

Two things never cease to amaze me when there are conversations like this.

First amazenent: the focus always becomes the motivation, stupidity and malfeasance of the perpetrator. I would think...
06-23-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Stealing Bike Racks?

A friend of ours just bought a new Kvat (?) bike rack for $700 or something. My wife asked me a question after we saw it and realized it was more expensive than our bikes: Does anyone steal these? ...
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Views: 667
Posted By Elbeinlaw

People like this could be crazy, of course--think...

People like this could be crazy, of course--think they're playing PacMan. Or they could be evil--I'm going to get those lycra-encased vermin.

But more likely, they are driving too fast, half...
05-20-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 901
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Ssdd

This made me stop and think. It's true that for almost all of us in the "first world" we tend to stay in our little niches, and so we only see the same thing every day.

But here's what I wonder....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Credit where credit is due: BF did help me out...

Credit where credit is due: BF did help me out on this.* Apparently they've changed their headset arrangement since they published the video and the instruction sheet. It's enough to make it...
05-16-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
Posted By Elbeinlaw

I use my Samsung Frontier II. It's connected by...

I use my Samsung Frontier II. It's connected by LTE to GPS. Usually reliably. It gives me speed, GPS data, distance, elapsed time, pulse, etc. What it does not give me is cadence ... if it did...
05-16-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Bike computers and Galaxy Note 10+

I have a Galaxy Note 10+ cell phone connecting through MapmyRide via LTE. I have a wireless Xoss as my onboard computer. It picks up input from my Bontrager Duotrap. My Xoss is OK--price was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Bike Friday Headset tightening

I have a new Bike Friday in which the headset is disconcertingly loose. They provided a headset tightening set of "tools" and a page of instructions. Unfortunately, the instructions are total...
04-28-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,223
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Panniers and other baggage

No, the trip was planned as a proof of concept--think Mercury Program building to Apollo. I wanted to show my travelling partner that (1) 20 miles in a day was doable, even on multiple consecutive...
04-27-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,986
Posted By Elbeinlaw

I don't know if it was dh024 or someone else, but...

I don't know if it was dh024 or someone else, but I owe you big thanks. That idea for the one gallon pump sprayer was brilliant. I went right out and bought one. It makes such a big difference! ...
04-27-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,223
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Honeymoon?!!! But what does it mean?

My wife and I did our first long overnight together this past weekend. We rode from our house to Stone Mountain Park (24 miles each way), spent the night and came back. It was more a proof of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-19-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Play in the headset and/or down bearing

I've noticed that my nearly brand new Bike Friday has developed (or maybe I'm only just noticing it?) some play in the headset (a/k/a/ top cone?) and/or down bearing (a/k/a/ bottom cup). It's pretty...
Forum: Foo
04-19-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,673
Posted By Elbeinlaw

"That's the way the world goes round"

It sucks, beyond a doubt. This was pretty much my experience in government too, though you forgot to add working our axxes off for under-market wages only to have the chattering classes criticizing...
04-13-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 836
Posted By Elbeinlaw

biker128pedal

Your workbench looks just like mine!

Even down to the Moleskin-type notebook which has never been opened. I did create a workshop notebook, but only for my instrument-making, which mostly...
04-12-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 836
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Hitch reducer and anti-movement fixtures

I would say: no question that the "do not use an adapter" is generated by someone's risk management folks. I mean, if you have a 2" receiver and need to use a less than 2" shank--which a user will...
04-07-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 712
Posted By Elbeinlaw

I love this idea, combined with the person who...

I love this idea, combined with the person who said start out by estimating all expenses, top up as needed. The thing I would worry about in doing my day/your day is that what if you get part way...
04-07-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Different question--something to to make it shine?

I'm going to be selling four bikes. I got them nice and clean, but is there a way to put a shine on them to make them pretty for sale? This is a serious question. I know it will attract...
04-05-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,341
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Here's a just-hours-ago example of why I listen...

Here's a just-hours-ago example of why I listen for cars.

I was on my morning faux-commute ride. I was on a residential-ish street, crossing one of the busiest streets in the city, which...
04-05-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Oh my gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwd!

she's wearing my shoooooooooooooooooooooeeeeeeeeeeessssssssss!
04-04-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Regular shoes

Seems to me that this is addressed just by replacing pedals with flats. Unless you wear stiletto heels, and then ... iddano.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Please report back

Many of us will have the same rack problems. Your solutions for the rack or the paint would be helpful.
04-04-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,341
Posted By Elbeinlaw

"What you do differently when you hear a car"

This is a really smart question, and I'd be interested in all of the serious answers. Full disclosure: I sometimes ride with earbuds (Carlos Santana is my superpower on a long torturous hill), but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Tourist--

No, it was perfectly dry. I need to go back out there and measure that slope. This was a portion of the Silver Comet trial heading west from Rockmart, GA--the trail wound along a river and then...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Geezy Rider: THANKS!!!

Do you know how rare it is for people to actually answer the question asked? I'll try these. Then later when I have more time actually do the calculations.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Riding on the yellow plague

Those of y'all in heavily pollen-plagued areas ... we're really suffering in Atlanta. There's pollen all over the roads. I'm looking for someone with experience in this. When it's just pollen on...
04-02-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Nathan: I just bought these from Amazon: "Men's...

Nathan: I just bought these from Amazon: "Men's Mountain Bike Shorts 3D Padded Bicycle MTB Shorts Loose-fit Lightweight MTB Cycling Shorts (Army Green, X-Large)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-02-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Alo: Does your bike have 20" wheels?: BF...

Alo:

Does your bike have 20" wheels?: BF Mothership suggestd a 20" wheel factor--because I have 20" wheels.
Is the computer set up for 26" wheels? Since it was old but pefect condition It...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-02-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Traction on an extremely steep slope

This is specifically a 20" tire question, not specific to any gearing or brand. The other week I had two experiences in a few days of starting up a very short but extremely steep slope (it felt and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Home Depot/Lowes. Split tubes used for...

Home Depot/Lowes. Split tubes used for insulation of pipes. Will work great. OR ... split flexible conduit tubes used for corralling wires.
04-02-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,532
Posted By Elbeinlaw

English in other languages

In modern street Hebrew, "brakes" are called "brake-eem."

In Spanish (at least, "street" Spanish in the Americas) car headlights are called "hi-beemz" (high beams). A washeteria is properly a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-01-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By Elbeinlaw

20" wheels "factor" for bike computer

In setting up my new Bike Friday I found an old but perfect condition wired bike computer in my parts box that I put on the BF. BF Mothership suggested a 20" wheel factor that resulted in a problem....
03-26-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,716
Posted By Elbeinlaw

But Otto, we all know why that is! That's what my...

But Otto, we all know why that is! That's what my protractor says it is. Right?
03-26-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,341
Posted By Elbeinlaw

partyanimal: You said "sometimes I just like...

partyanimal: You said "sometimes I just like that extra motivation." Though I'm wary of headphones/earbuds when I'm riding, I do find that when I've got a long challenging hill to climb, Carlos...
03-26-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,341
Posted By Elbeinlaw

I try, but all of the voices get in the way.

I try, but all of the voices get in the way.
03-26-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 909
Posted By Elbeinlaw

I thought we weren't supposed to post ads. ...

I thought we weren't supposed to post ads. Hmmmm. If it's OK to do so, I'll post my Bike Friday.
03-26-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 909
Posted By Elbeinlaw

When I started riding again in March, at 64 1/3...

When I started riding again in March, at 64 1/3 years old and 310 lbs, I quickly discarded my old bike and after looking around. I bought a Trek Verge low-step through (hip problems). I bought the...
03-26-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,716
Posted By Elbeinlaw

A thought about intellectual history

Thank you all for your input. You've answered my question, given me more jargon to foist on unsuspecting persons, and made some interesting points about ... stuff. In pondering this--can't ride...
03-26-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,716
Posted By Elbeinlaw

And to think I started it all!

I'm humbled at the recognition of my small part in the advancement of human understanding of hypotenteutical euclidian distance.
03-26-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,716
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Bulette: Thank you, thank you, thank you. I'd...

Bulette: Thank you, thank you, thank you. I'd plum* run out of jargon to pepper my patter. But now, "Euclidian distance" is going to be my new buzzword. May add "hypoteneutical," "arctan" and...
03-25-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,716
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Might've put that backwards. Anyway, though, my...

Might've put that backwards. Anyway, though, my truck measures slope in degrees, which is what started this whole thing. ...
03-25-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,716
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Why I was asking

MSU: Thanks, this is perfect. Just exactly what I needed.

I see that people curious about what I'm doing with the data and where I see it. I'm working on strengthening my riding (and I'm a...
03-25-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,716
Posted By Elbeinlaw

I'd love to. I love the PNW.

I'd love to. I love the PNW.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Ooops. Never mind. Hidden there ion plain...

Ooops. Never mind. Hidden there ion plain sight. Thanks for tipping me off.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Elbeinlaw

That's great to know, but WHERE? All I see is a...

That's great to know, but WHERE? All I see is a directory tree that goes >Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Folding Bikes, with nothing below that.
03-25-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,716
Posted By Elbeinlaw

OK, thanks. That helps. But a couple of questions--

1. Are those Canadian degrees? Aren't they 10% bigger than American degrees? (Sorry sorry sorry.)
2. So if 45% is (according to this diagram) 12/12m, which is 100%, then I can I extrapolate...
03-25-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,716
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Degrees? Percentages?

I'm confused about the connection between degrees of slope and percentages of slope. I want to be real clear up front: I've looked at the detailed sciento-mathematical descriptions on the internet,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,191
Posted By Elbeinlaw

I'm a died-in-the-wool "folding bike" enthusiast....

I'm a died-in-the-wool "folding bike" enthusiast. Now on my second. BUT I caution you to hesitate. You're changing two things in your life, not one. You're not only going from new-to-biking to 10...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Where to post?

I know there's a kind of unethical bad habit of people posting "questions" that are in fact advertisements. This is not that. However, my problem is that I can't for the life of me figure out how...
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