Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: _ForceD_
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 0.24 seconds.
01-18-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,246
Posted By _ForceD_

I don’t particularly have anything against...

I don’t particularly have anything against bikers/motorcyclists. I just don’t think there’s any (or much) solidarity between them and us (bicyclists).

Dan
01-16-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,246
Posted By _ForceD_

While we’re on this topic… Someone above...

While we’re on this topic…
Someone above described the difference between motorcyclists, and “bikers.” I’d like to also point out that we who ride bicycles are sometimes erroneously referred to as...
01-15-22, 11:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,246
Posted By _ForceD_

IMO, none whatsoever (unless on the outside...

IMO, none whatsoever (unless on the outside chance that they too are a cyclist).

Dan
01-14-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By _ForceD_

Yeah, that can be done. I remember seeing a...

Yeah, that can be done. I remember seeing a repair stand made from a weight bench many years ago when I lived in Spain, in a little shop a guy ran out of his garage. I can’t recall exactly how it was...
01-14-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,512
Posted By _ForceD_

Does the OP have a particular issue specifically...

Does the OP have a particular issue specifically with Walmart? Just sayin’ that it seems a little unfair to single out Walmart in this argument. They may be the biggest/most prolific among them, but...
01-12-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 865
Posted By _ForceD_

On a road ride with temps in the low 20°sF I...

On a road ride with temps in the low 20°sF I flatted. I had all the necessary equipment to repair the flat. But, I discovered that it really couldn’t be down with my thick gloves on. And then, when I...
01-12-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,185
Posted By _ForceD_

I have never heard of a LBS doing this. Unless...

I have never heard of a LBS doing this. Unless the LBS is part of a chain, as questioned above, they don’t have anymore knowledge about the bike being sold than you do. It kinda sounds like you’re...
01-11-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 388
Posted By _ForceD_

Since we’re talking about work stands, just...

Since we’re talking about work stands, just pointing out that Aldi grocery stores occasionally carry a work stand. I have a PCS-1 so I haven’t used this one. But other discussions here in the BFs...
01-10-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 388
Posted By _ForceD_

$100 seem like a good deal if it’s working...

$100 seem like a good deal if it’s working properly. I have the PCS-1 and I think it’s pretty versatile. It takes a little cajoling to adjust the clamp for various tube sizes. But if you’re using it...
01-08-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,859
Posted By _ForceD_

https://www.customcutspokes.co.uk/how-to-measure-s...

https://www.customcutspokes.co.uk/how-to-measure-spokes/?doing_wp_cron=1641697527.1335160732269287109375

Dan
01-06-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,859
Posted By _ForceD_

C = \/A2 + B2 - 2AB cos θ A and B are the known...

C = \/A2 + B2 - 2AB cos θ
A and B are the known sides of a triangle. (Radius of rim and radius of hub spoke holes.)
θ is the angle between them.

Or, use a Park Tool SBC-1.

Dan
01-06-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,859
Posted By _ForceD_

Wrong. I did take the old spoke. And she measured...

Wrong. I did take the old spoke. And she measured it and quoted the same length that I had measured. Then she cut it the wrong length. She held them together to compare the length. I couldn’t see the...
01-05-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,859
Posted By _ForceD_

Did all that. Dan

Did all that.

Dan
01-05-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,859
Posted By _ForceD_

If my OP was so inconsequential…why have so many...

If my OP was so inconsequential…why have so many of you felt the need to dignify it with a response?

Dan
01-05-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,859
Posted By _ForceD_

You get 1.4 minutes back. 2.8 is about 2nd grade...

You get 1.4 minutes back. 2.8 is about 2nd grade reading level.

Dan
01-04-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,859
Posted By _ForceD_

Interesting that you mention that. One other...

Interesting that you mention that. One other question I asked the first LBS that didn’t have the j-bend spokes was if he could direct me to a store that did have them. He told me to try a nearby auto...
01-04-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,859
Posted By _ForceD_

Yes. This is pretty much the point. I should have...

Yes. This is pretty much the point. I should have explained that in my OP. I haven’t gone into LBSs much in the past couple of decades. When I did…the staff was friendly. Twice in one day I seek the...
01-04-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,859
Posted By _ForceD_

Fun times with the LBSs

Interesting experience in a LBS in southern Florida. Wife and I are here as snowbirds for a couple of months. I brought along a couple of my road bikes. As luck would have it, a spoke on one of them...
12-21-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By _ForceD_

Congratulations on the milestones. I’m at about...

Congratulations on the milestones. I’m at about 3500 miles for this year. Today (12/21/21) I just hit my 70,000th lifetime cycling mile. I’m almost 61 years old and that took me 40 years. But I’m a...
12-20-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 335
Posted By _ForceD_

Is that bike maintenance happening in the...

Is that bike maintenance happening in the kitchen?

Dan
12-19-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,498
Posted By _ForceD_

Just pointing out that this task is about 38%...

Just pointing out that this task is about 38% easier for the metric world.

Dan
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,136
Posted By _ForceD_

Does the elevation graphic show an anomaly...

Does the elevation graphic show an anomaly somewhere along your route? I encounter them every once in a while on my Strava workouts. For example, in the below screenshot of a Strava walk/jog I did...
12-18-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,486
Posted By _ForceD_

I’m just reiterating what others have said...

I’m just reiterating what others have said above…that cleats aren’t made for walking, and that you should keep some cleat covers with you for when you do have to walk in them (i.e. flats, breakdowns...
12-15-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By _ForceD_

Wait. I’m trying to get my head around this. You...

Wait. I’m trying to get my head around this. You installed the chain and it didn’t get a single revolution, not even incidentally/accidentally (forward or backward) before you got on it, rolled away,...
12-14-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,165
Posted By _ForceD_

OK. That’s a little colder than I was thinking....

OK. That’s a little colder than I was thinking. Just FYI for other Americans reading along…-20C = -4F. So I guess you do in fact probably need the battery operated shoe and glove liners. I was...
12-14-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,165
Posted By _ForceD_

What are the general weather condition when and...

What are the general weather condition when and where you do your nighttime riding? And, how long (time-wise) do your rides usually last? Just wondering if you really need the powered hand warmers...
12-14-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,299
Posted By _ForceD_

At nearly 61 years old, my problem with getting...

At nearly 61 years old, my problem with getting out of the saddle is the pain in my bad knee. It needs to be replaced (or soon will be). I have the usual pain issues with/when walking, or sitting for...
12-11-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By _ForceD_

Consider mittens (wind/waterproof) maybe even...

Consider mittens (wind/waterproof) maybe even heated ones. In recent years I’ve found mittens provide more warmth than gloves.

Dan
12-10-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,584
Posted By _ForceD_

What constitutes a “good bike” for you?

As I was tooling around on my commuter bike today doing a few errands, I thought about how even though it’s really just a basic department store bike, that it suits my needs fine. And in general, I’m...
12-10-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By _ForceD_

I just want to reiterate what others have...

I just want to reiterate what others have indicated above — Work hard at your PT, and don’t really do any more than what the doctor and PTs allow you. I had a torn rotator cuff (Supraspinatus)...
12-02-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By _ForceD_

Just “spit ballin’” here…but if you can’t find...

Just “spit ballin’” here…but if you can’t find them…I wonder if that is something that could be created on a 3D printer.

Dan
12-01-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,984
Posted By _ForceD_

It does!!! YAY! I didn’t realize that. I thought...

It does!!! YAY! I didn’t realize that. I thought it was completely part of the premium subscription all along. I use the online version a lot and never knew that. Thanks.

Dan
12-01-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,984
Posted By _ForceD_

Initially I will simply open a mapping app/tool...

Initially I will simply open a mapping app/tool of the area I want to ride, and them zoom in, and also look at the satellite view. The suggestions about using Strava (or other fitness mapping apps),...
12-01-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 862
Posted By _ForceD_

There are websites/apps (such as...

There are websites/apps (such as gmap-pedometer.com — https://www.gmap-pedometer.com) where you can click and create a route virtually anywhere on the planet and it will give you the...
11-29-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 941
Posted By _ForceD_

This is pretty much what I’m hoping for. I did...

This is pretty much what I’m hoping for. I did actually live in north Florida (Jacksonville) for several years during my Navy career. Like others pointed out about finding on A1A…I also did a good...
11-29-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,982
Posted By _ForceD_

I’m going to (briefly) be in the same boat. I’ll...

I’m going to (briefly) be in the same boat. I’ll be spending Jan and Feb in Ft. Laurdale…from coastal Rhode Island. My cycling will be pancake flat. Swimming…I had hoped to be swimming at the ISHOF....
11-29-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,512
Posted By _ForceD_

I’m not a moderator, but my guess is that this...

I’m not a moderator, but my guess is that this thread’s days/hours/minutes are numbered (before it’s locked). Maybe it is a troll…the OP initially responded, but doesn’t seem interested in common...
11-29-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 941
Posted By _ForceD_

Yeah…I realize there are bike shops that I can...

Yeah…I realize there are bike shops that I can use. But, I’m trying pack things that I won’t have to duplicate. I’d rather not go buy something I need that is hanging at my workbench back home…which...
11-28-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,512
Posted By _ForceD_

Sorry this has turned into a roast of you. But I...

Sorry this has turned into a roast of you. But I mean if you’re looking for serious suggestions then you shouldn’t be making sarcastic comments. Most responses are being honest and realistic about...
11-28-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,512
Posted By _ForceD_

But with all the equipment you’re going to mount...

But with all the equipment you’re going to mount on it…I don’t think you can expect it to be extremely fast. I think you’re going to have to surrender some speed with all that stuff. Your best bet...
11-28-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,512
Posted By _ForceD_

It sounds like you might be looking for a bike...

It sounds like you might be looking for a bike that many police departments use. You might check with them.

https://www.policebikestore.com/allbikes.htm

Dan
11-28-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 941
Posted By _ForceD_

“Snow Birding” With Bikes

I’m posting this in the 50+ forum because there are probably some in here already doing this. I’m looking for reminders and suggestions for “snow birding” (with bikes). The wife has dictated that as...
11-25-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,412
Posted By _ForceD_

Dan

Dan
11-25-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By _ForceD_

Nice work. My only concern would be with the use...

Nice work. My only concern would be with the use of masking tape. If it gets wet the whole thing might fall apart.

Dan
11-25-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,359
Posted By _ForceD_

I concur with Mike_Kelly above WRT to Pear iZumi...

I concur with Mike_Kelly above WRT to Pear iZumi “lobster” gloves. I have a pair…but as my winter rides got longer they just weren’t keeping my hands warm enough. Eventually I decided to try a pair...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,361
Posted By _ForceD_

If you have the aero bars attached to a standard...

If you have the aero bars attached to a standard road bike, and haven’t compensated for the road geometry angle like manson alluded to above…your back may be experiencing stress because of that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By _ForceD_

I concur. Funny. Dan

I concur. Funny.

Dan
11-21-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By _ForceD_

You ought to edit to add that in some cases you...

You ought to edit to add that in some cases you need to keep track of the top and bottom bearing cups. The bearing cups you’re using are easy to tell which goes on top, and on bottom. But on a couple...
11-20-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 990
Posted By _ForceD_

My thoughts too. But…wondering if the...

My thoughts too. But…wondering if the freewheel/cassette (or whatever he has back there) could accept a spacer so that the gear is just far enough to the RIGHT to accomplish alignment and thereby...
11-20-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,340
Posted By _ForceD_

Ask my wife. I think she’ll have a daily...

Ask my wife. I think she’ll have a daily response.
(P.S. Don’t tell her I said that because then this will go on the list of things I screwed up.)

Dan
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

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

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.