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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,398
Posted By spelger

too complicated for me. i use only mineral...

too complicated for me. i use only mineral spirits. two jars, one is a pre clean, the other a final. from this thread you should be able to tell the difference:
...
09-23-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 794
Posted By spelger

i recently inherited my daughters android phone....

i recently inherited my daughters android phone. i might delve into this investigation once again. the iphone en devour was an expensive outlay and so i abandoned that quickly.
09-23-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 707
Posted By spelger

350 is so dirt cheap. if you are only interested...

350 is so dirt cheap. if you are only interested in riding then the 3% accuracy is irrelevant in my opinion. my kicker goes up to 2000W and 20% grade. i can do the grade but only have hit 700W once...
09-20-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 794
Posted By spelger

i have the paid version of cyclemeter and i do...

i have the paid version of cyclemeter and i do like it. but i don't use it that way. my phone is either in my back pocket or in my seat bag when really hot out becasue my phone acts up when hot....
09-19-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 794
Posted By spelger

tell me about it. i wrote a program that runs on...

tell me about it. i wrote a program that runs on windows in order to control a smart trainer and made it available via a post here way back when. a couple of requests came in for a change here or a...
09-19-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 794
Posted By spelger

be thankful there are free apps out there, you...

be thankful there are free apps out there, you get what you pay for.
09-17-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By spelger

when i first started out riding indoors i did so...

when i first started out riding indoors i did so at a bike shop during the winter on an old computrainer. old wheel on trainer that also adjusted resistance per grade. i only did 40 mi/week on it and...
09-17-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 79
Posted By spelger

Tried BKOOL today

Not impressed. there were some aspects of it that i liked but found it strange that a live ride i started late showed me as 13 of 13, then 12/13 then 10...it was my impression that i might have been...
09-17-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 802
Posted By spelger

i'll supply the pints, you supply the wings....

i'll supply the pints, you supply the wings. :beer:
09-17-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 767
Posted By spelger

my thread feels so used, sort of like my chain...

my thread feels so used, sort of like my chain cleaner.
09-16-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 802
Posted By spelger

i want a Guinness tap. wouldn't even care if the...

i want a Guinness tap. wouldn't even care if the bike worked.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,398
Posted By spelger

agreed. these are presumably aluminum flakes at...

agreed. these are presumably aluminum flakes at the bottom of my first bath of mineral spirits. they are certainly metallic and i assume from the chain rings.

...
09-15-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 767
Posted By spelger

solvents used for chain cleaning, not the...

solvents used for chain cleaning, not the cleaning process itself, there are plenty of threads on that topic. just read the second sentence in OP, pretty much make the main topic clear.
09-15-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 767
Posted By spelger

to keep the thread on topic...why let the solvent...

to keep the thread on topic...why let the solvent evaporate into the atmosphere? after all its usage (quite a lot from the looks of it) is it still doing the job i intend it to do.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,243
Posted By spelger

have you never heard of the Darwin award? ...

have you never heard of the Darwin award?

https://darwinawards.com/
09-15-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 1,939
Posted By spelger

don't you know you're supposed to carry along the...

don't you know you're supposed to carry along the materials to construct one on the fly?
09-15-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 767
Posted By spelger

mineral spirits is not what i'd call "extremely...

mineral spirits is not what i'd call "extremely hazardous." but i'll let cyccommute (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/cyccommute-21724.html) chime in, i think he is the forum's chemical expert on...
09-15-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 767
Posted By spelger

disposal is the point of this post. sure the...

disposal is the point of this post. sure the right hand jar (first bath) is dirty but after about 3 years it is still doing its job. when it stops doing that i'll dispose of properly. i'm doing only...
09-14-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 767
Posted By spelger

Cleaning chains

Not another chain/wax thread (but i'm sure it will turn into that)...

In another thread it was mentioned about having to dispose of nasty chemicals used for chain cleaning. i've been hot waxing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,243
Posted By spelger

wow, only a week ago? that is sand harbor down...

wow, only a week ago? that is sand harbor down there and hardly anyone is there. probably the most popular beach on the nevada side. such a beautiful site. i usually go there during spring vacation...
09-12-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By spelger

does it work? do you think you could perform your...

does it work? do you think you could perform your own maintenance on it?

i found this, looks sturdy enough but not really sure how it all works. electronic? or fully manual? looks manual but i do...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,243
Posted By spelger

i know you're not bashing nevada but...hey,...

i know you're not bashing nevada but...hey, c'mon, we are a great state.

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,243
Posted By spelger

thought it was dead men. or do they just not wear...

thought it was dead men. or do they just not wear plaid.
09-10-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 707
Posted By spelger

The kicker bike did not exist when i got my...

The kicker bike did not exist when i got my kicker. but, even if it did i would still go with the kicker for a few reasons:

size, kicker bike is the size of a...bike which means i need a place to...
09-10-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 707
Posted By spelger

this one is a smidge cheaper. ...

this one is a smidge cheaper.
https://www.rei.com/product/142195/wahoo-fitness-kickr-bike-simulator
09-09-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 707
Posted By spelger

smart bikes are probably fun and i'm sure the...

smart bikes are probably fun and i'm sure the owners will chime in but were it me and my wife road as well i'd be investing in a pair of smart wheel off trainers and hook the bikes up and ride...
09-08-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By spelger

the saris is better (spec wise), i think i erred...

the saris is better (spec wise), i think i erred on the price, i think they are about the same actually. when i got mine it was about july/august. i rode it once or twice after i got it and shelved...
09-07-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 540
Posted By spelger

c'mon, riding a bike is my one chance to be a...

c'mon, riding a bike is my one chance to be a mouth breather. :eek:
09-07-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 539
Posted By spelger

you have all that and no pics? i know this is a...

you have all that and no pics? i know this is a family forum but...
09-07-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 540
Posted By spelger

perhaps. but 11% humidity doesn't help either.

perhaps. but 11% humidity doesn't help either.
09-07-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 540
Posted By spelger

living in reno it gets hot here. yesterday's ride...

living in reno it gets hot here. yesterday's ride was 102. drinking before riding makes no difference (for me). i drink about 6 cups of tea (12 oz) while at work and it makes no difference. it is...
09-06-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By spelger

not sure if you have pulled the trigger on this...

not sure if you have pulled the trigger on this yet but zwift just came out with their own. more $ than this though.
09-06-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,021
Posted By spelger

just reading this makes me want to pee.

just reading this makes me want to pee.
09-05-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,080
Posted By spelger

wow, that was really bad. worse then "attack of...

wow, that was really bad. worse then "attack of the killer tomatoes."

pass the ketchup.
09-05-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 679
Posted By spelger

Have to eat the whole pie?

Have to eat the whole pie?
09-04-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 362
Posted By spelger

i have one bike i can ride and i use it on the...

i have one bike i can ride and i use it on the road and with a wheel off trainer. sort of stinks but only really a hassle when the riding season winds down or up.
09-04-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,068
Posted By spelger

This frame is a perfect example of a good frame...

This frame is a perfect example of a good frame for a stationary smart trainer. it should perform flawlessly.
09-03-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By spelger

i can't speak about the Saris but i have a Kicker...

i can't speak about the Saris but i have a Kicker and i am grateful. i use it a lot in winter here in reno and occasionally in summer when smoke from fires is not good for breathing.

just a quick...
09-03-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,158
Posted By spelger

Just return it, false advertising and all that.

Just return it, false advertising and all that.
09-03-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,068
Posted By spelger

i agree with the seller being a scumbag, i'd not...

i agree with the seller being a scumbag, i'd not ride it either, but if the parts minus frame are worth the $ paid then buyer should consider himself a bit fortunate in that respect.

on a side...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,023
Posted By spelger

and you call yourself a wrench. Sheesh!

and you call yourself a wrench. Sheesh!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By spelger

seriously? rim brakes?

seriously? rim brakes?
09-02-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By spelger

PeteHski...

PeteHski (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/petehski-539125.html). do you recall if rouvy has the setting at 100 for descents as well? i know zwift sets descents to 50 even if TD is set to 100.
09-02-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By spelger

this is/was a long commute. i lived in the bay...

this is/was a long commute. i lived in the bay area and commuted to work as well. don't miss it at all, moved to reno and work is 6 miles away. i often bike it in the warmer months like now....
09-01-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By spelger

I hear ya. right now i don't need the help but i...

I hear ya. right now i don't need the help but i will be glad it is there when i do. and good to know rouvy has a similar setting. i'll check it out when i re-up my subscription.

by the way, i...
08-31-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By spelger

right, i think teh zwift default is/was 50%. once...

right, i think teh zwift default is/was 50%. once i learned about that i set it to 100 since that is the setting in real life. i'm told the work done is the same regardless of the setting but it does...
08-31-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By spelger

i like rouvy but i find the average grade...

i like rouvy but i find the average grade attribute useless. i'd rather see an average grade for ascents only. i think i could pick a route much better that way. not looking forward to starting this...
08-29-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 618
Posted By spelger

This didn't work out the first time, what makes...

This didn't work out the first time, what makes you think it will now?

thread closed.
08-28-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By spelger

Thanks all. I've reached out to the seller and am...

Thanks all. I've reached out to the seller and am hoping to hook up on my ride home from work tomorrow or later in the week.
I don't mind 10 spd or rim brakes. I too noticed the seemingly older...
08-28-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By spelger

would like an opinion on a craig's list bike

i came across this last night...i've been wanting a new ride lately but still look used from time to time. my current ride is '08 trek 1.2 @ 52cm and this appears to have a similar geometry and being...
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