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10-25-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 231
Posted By _ForceD_

Concur with dedhed above. It’s your bike. If it...

Concur with dedhed above. It’s your bike. If it works for you…bonus! I’ve made my own bar tape out of fabric before…sometimes with patterns/colors to match the frame. Worked out fine for me.

dan
10-25-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 175
Posted By _ForceD_

This is a good topic for the Triathlon forum....

This is a good topic for the Triathlon forum. Moderators should move it there. But, my initial comment/concern about you getting into triathlon isn’t about the bike, but rather other aspects of the...
10-22-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By _ForceD_

I second Jagwire. The logo on it could probably...

I second Jagwire. The logo on it could probably be easily removed with a scouring pad.

Dan
10-20-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By _ForceD_

Just pointing out that there’s probably a...

Just pointing out that there’s probably a suitable app that you could use on your GPS-capable cell phone…and for which there an a plethora of holders.

Dan
10-20-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 114
Posted By _ForceD_

Mountain Bikers doing good things

Seen in today’s Providence (RI) Journal

Dan

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MOUNTAIN BIKERS VOLUNTEER TO SCRUB HATE GRAFFITI FROM ROCKS IN STATE...
10-15-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 939
Posted By _ForceD_

https://cyclesgladiator.com/ ...

https://cyclesgladiator.com/


https://www.conosur.com/en/vinos/bicicleta-pinot-noir/


https://www.conosur.com/en/vinos/bicicleta-pinot-noir-2/


The Life-Sized City Blog: Bicycles and...
10-14-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By _ForceD_

Can’t even find the thing on the Blackburn...

Can’t even find the thing on the Blackburn website. Maybe you could send a pic and ask them.
https://www.blackburndesign.com
Email: consumersupport-bbrn@blackburndesign.com

Dan
10-14-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By _ForceD_

Maybe check with some inner city bike shops in...

Maybe check with some inner city bike shops in New York/Manhattan and/or Boston. When I’m in those cities I notice that a lot of the messenger/delivery bikes there are wrapped. Some appear to be DIY,...
10-13-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,323
Posted By _ForceD_

I use the XLab Nonoflator...

I use the XLab Nonoflator (https://www.xlab-usa.com/nanoflator.html). It screws onto the valve stem, and uses threaded CO₂ cartridges. I have a box of 12 cartridges that I purchased a two or three...
10-05-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By _ForceD_

I concur with ‘sweeks’ above. “Breathable” and...

I concur with ‘sweeks’ above. “Breathable” and “waterproof” can’t coexist in the same garment. If it’s “breathable” that means moisture…and even wind…can get through from the outside. Only...
10-01-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,048
Posted By _ForceD_

If the bike has cantilever brakes you may need to...

If the bike has cantilever brakes you may need to change the length of the hanger. See the explanation at this link:
...
09-24-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By _ForceD_

Yeah, sounds like you need a thinner spacer. ...

Yeah, sounds like you need a thinner spacer.

Dan
09-24-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By _ForceD_

Here’s another possibility that I’ve had to deal...

Here’s another possibility that I’ve had to deal with on varying cassettes. And sorry…the picture below is the only one I could find to explain it. Sometime on the back side (or spoke side) of a...
09-22-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 567
Posted By _ForceD_

Sorry for the accusation. Dan

Sorry for the accusation.

Dan
09-22-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 567
Posted By _ForceD_

Again I concur with others who are saying you...

Again I concur with others who are saying you should just obtain a dedicated trainer instead of reinventing the wheel (pun not intentional). You’re coming up with all kinds of cockamamie ways to...
09-21-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By _ForceD_

I’ve used this place. You have to provide the...

I’ve used this place. You have to provide the graphics. https://www.stickylife.com

Dan
09-17-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 645
Posted By _ForceD_

What? The cops are telling them this? The cops...

What? The cops are telling them this? The cops need schooled. Riding against traffic on the roadway is not only dangerous, but is against the law in every state according to the US DOT —...
09-17-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By _ForceD_

I’ve never been much of an off-road rider…pretty...

I’ve never been much of an off-road rider…pretty much strictly road. But I have lived in NE Florida in my life for various periods, and ridden the roads northeast of Orlando (I live in southern New...
09-17-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 567
Posted By _ForceD_

I concur with the above sentiments that the DIY...

I concur with the above sentiments that the DIY hack job you’re trying to create has the potential to cost you more in the long run with regard to wear on the brake pads, rims, etc…compared to the...
09-15-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,300
Posted By _ForceD_

For all the disgrace that he brought to the...

For all the disgrace that he brought to the cycling community…Lance Armstrong said something that I’ve always agreed with: “It’s Not About the Bike” (title of his first book). Within reason (whatever...
09-14-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,047
Posted By _ForceD_

Maybe something like this...

Maybe something like this https://www.pinterest.com/pin/270990102563067231/

I’ve also seen people store bikes in those Rubbermaid things that are designed for storing two garbage cans in.
...
Forum: Triathlon
09-13-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By _ForceD_

Yeah, I think you’re better off (i.e. will get...

Yeah, I think you’re better off (i.e. will get more $$$) cleaning up all the components and selling them separately.

Dan
Forum: Triathlon
09-13-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By _ForceD_

Maybe with the bike shortage caused by the...

Maybe with the bike shortage caused by the pandemic you’ll get some offers (that is if you’re trying to sell it). But a few years ago a (non-internet savvy) friend asked me to post a similar QR tri...
09-06-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,145
Posted By _ForceD_

Back in the early 80s when I first began...

Back in the early 80s when I first began cycling…in the very first event I ever rode in…I was riding along and talking with a guy about the route. At one point he said to me “Last year, right along...
09-03-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By _ForceD_

On a steel frame I think I’d consider internal...

On a steel frame I think I’d consider internal routing before soldering tubing onto the frame.

Dan
09-01-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By _ForceD_

Either way the assembly is already compromised....

Either way the assembly is already compromised. It’s probably going to plummet to useless quickly either way. Why throw all your hard work down the drain? Buy new parts…or at least obtain used parts...
08-29-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By _ForceD_

Just a few comments/suggestions… I do agree...

Just a few comments/suggestions…
I do agree that it would behoove you to have a dedicated bike for the trainer. And thereby keeping your race bike in good condition for race day. That’s how I ...
08-27-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,128
Posted By _ForceD_

Do you live in an area that you can easily/safely...

Do you live in an area that you can easily/safely get out of on the bike? I.e. able to get away from your neighborhood to ride on rodes that are conducive to cycling? You might try going to Google...
08-26-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,652
Posted By _ForceD_

Just for my own knowledge I Googled a pic of a...

Just for my own knowledge I Googled a pic of a Tile Sticker. It’s the size of three quarters stacked up. Doesn’t look like it’d fit inside a road tire. Maybe a MTB/hybrid tire. But if you do…I’d put...
08-25-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,575
Posted By _ForceD_

I sort of get it. Years ago when I was working...

I sort of get it. Years ago when I was working (in my 40s), I would frequently go for a run during my lunch breaks at work. A guy that I worked closely with was a complete leg amputee due to bone...
08-18-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,369
Posted By _ForceD_

Not me personally, but there is one LBS (maybe a...

Not me personally, but there is one LBS (maybe a second) that went out of business because of parts availability/shortages. On a side note…just this week, in a couple of different department...
Forum: Triathlon
08-16-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 162
Posted By _ForceD_

Olympic Mixed Medley Relay Triathlon

So I didn’t get a chance to watch the Olympic triathlon mixed relay. But there was one question I had about the distances. Thought maybe it’d be a good discussion, and/or someone would have the...
08-13-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,995
Posted By _ForceD_

They’re latex…like a swim cap. The they’re a...

They’re latex…like a swim cap. The they’re a little thicker than a swim cap, denser, and thus harder to stretch and get on over your shoes. Like others’ and mine have ripped…after using them it seems...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By _ForceD_

Need a little more info regarding your situation....

Need a little more info regarding your situation. Do you mean in a small apartment? Do you have to store it outdoors? In the garage of your house? Etc?

I’m in the latter of that situation and most...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,888
Posted By _ForceD_

Do you mean for pumping up before you leave the...

Do you mean for pumping up before you leave the house, or when you change a tire/tube at home? Or, when you get a flat out on the road mid-ride?

For the former…I don’t know why you’d want to use...
08-07-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By _ForceD_

That’s pretty creative. But really…after...

That’s pretty creative. But really…after everything it takes to build it…it seems like buying the Park stand would be easier.

Dan
08-07-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 687
Posted By _ForceD_

You could go the other way and cut the spoke...

You could go the other way and cut the spoke heads off and use Z-bend pliers to creat your desired spoke length.
See this link —> https://jimlangley.net/wrench/espoketool.html

I actually created...
08-02-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,123
Posted By _ForceD_

I don’t mind riding in winter, but I think I’ll...

I don’t mind riding in winter, but I think I’ll take summer over winter with regard to riding. Dressing up for, and undressing after is a PIA during winter. Summertime…just throw on your short and...
07-29-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By _ForceD_

Not always. Sometimes the company producing the...

Not always. Sometimes the company producing the item will proceed cautiously. I recently wanted to get an active duty military friend a custom (YETI) coffee cup with the Navy officer emblem on it....
07-27-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By _ForceD_

East Coast air quality impacted by western U.S. wildfires

I live in Rhode Island, and today there was an article in the local newspaper warning about the local air being affected by the wildfires out west. It said that people with respiratory afflictions...
07-27-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By _ForceD_

I had torn RC repaired about 10 years ago. I will...

I had torn RC repaired about 10 years ago. I will also concur that it is about the worst surgery to recover from. But…it ain’t gonna heal itself. In fact…it could get worse. Scar tissue will continue...
Forum: Triathlon
07-27-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,234
Posted By _ForceD_

Like Bobs indicated above…I believe the most...

Like Bobs indicated above…I believe the most important factor to consider for running shoes is the fit. And not only in size, but width. And you likely want to get a running shoe a little bigger than...
07-27-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,210
Posted By _ForceD_

It happened on a route that I frequently ride....

It happened on a route that I frequently ride. There’s a Ghost Bike there in memory of him.

Bicyclist killed in collision with deer...
07-15-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By _ForceD_

Depending on how large the peeling area is…you...

Depending on how large the peeling area is…you might try clear fingernail polish.

Dan
07-06-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 925
Posted By _ForceD_

Can you make out the frame ID stamped into the...

Can you make out the frame ID stamped into the underside of the BB? If you can, there are outlets, like Sheldon Brown, where you can cross reference the number to the brand.

Dan
07-04-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,090
Posted By _ForceD_

You rode with the rear brakes removed, but you...

You rode with the rear brakes removed, but you didn’t mention that you put them back on. Did you? I mean riding without rear brakes presents yet another safety issue.

Dan
06-28-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,044
Posted By _ForceD_

Well, there was a contentious presidential...

Well, there was a contentious presidential election, then there was a pandemic, followed by another
contentious presidential election. Also there was some civil strife, and an insurrection in...
06-25-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By _ForceD_

DIY bike fit

I’ve never had a professional bike fit, but I’ve always wondered about how/if one would be helpful for me. My bikes are all older CroMo or Aluminum road frames with traditional geometry (i.e. level...
06-18-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 958
Posted By _ForceD_

What type of nut is on the drive side? I mean we...

What type of nut is on the drive side? I mean we can’t see it but surely there isn’t a quick release, or a different nut that can be more easily removed on that side is there? Obvious I know but just...
06-14-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,874
Posted By _ForceD_

It depends on what size of jockey tire I want use...

It depends on what size of jockey tire I want use on the jockey wheel.

Dan
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