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09-24-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By Polaris OBark

11 posts and we still haven't seen that airport...

11 posts and we still haven't seen that airport meme.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 316
Posted By Polaris OBark

Touring bikes sometimes have such wheels. ...

Touring bikes sometimes have such wheels.

But what I have noticed is that a lot of these squirrel-in-the-wheel injuries have photos of the bike that show they have those weird Campy spoke patterns...
09-24-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By Polaris OBark

As for tubeless being rare, what are you talking...

As for tubeless being rare, what are you talking about? Almost every mountain bike tire is now tubeless compatible, and probably the majority of quality road bike tires are.
09-24-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By Polaris OBark

I think you may be over-estimating how wide a...

I think you may be over-estimating how wide a tire you need (and I am an advocate for using the widest tires that will fit a frame and fork).

For the riding you are describing, 55mm is actually...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 316
Posted By Polaris OBark

Ride 40 spoke wheels with CXray spokes. Most...

Ride 40 spoke wheels with CXray spokes. Most squirrels won't fit, and those that do will get sliced and diced into easily digested cross-sections.
09-24-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 681
Posted By Polaris OBark

Sorry, it wasn't your experience I was trying to...

Sorry, it wasn't your experience I was trying to highlight, but just a general assumption that we all seem to make. Let me try to depersonalize this, and reframe my question as follows:

Let's say...
09-24-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By Polaris OBark

Rene Herse Antelope Hill. Then get some of...

Rene Herse Antelope Hill.

Then get some of those spoke reflectors everyone else takes off.
09-23-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 681
Posted By Polaris OBark

This gets to part of her experience. She wasn't...

This gets to part of her experience. She wasn't getting any exercise (due to the knee injuries, not sloth), so this enabled her to get enough to regain fitness.

This in turn raises another...
09-23-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Polaris OBark

If the above doesn't work out for some reason, I...

If the above doesn't work out for some reason, I have one I don't really need and I can send it to you.
09-23-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By Polaris OBark

Yes. I have enough bionic crap in my ankle to...

Yes. I have enough bionic crap in my ankle to restrict me to rotating my heal inward. Shimano SPDs all work fine that way, even though the official instructions say they don't.
09-23-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 634
Posted By Polaris OBark

I don't know if it is the clips or the shoes...

I don't know if it is the clips or the shoes themselves, but today I used flat peddles along with generic running shoes on two rather short rides, and am now experiencing considerable discomfort,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,353
Posted By Polaris OBark

I read the reviews on some wax sold on Amazon...

I read the reviews on some wax sold on Amazon (don't buy, too expensive). Many of them seemed to focus on that sort of "application."
Forum: Commuting
09-21-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,661
Posted By Polaris OBark

Note to self: Do not finance cycling purchase...

Note to self: Do not finance cycling purchase with Mafia loans.
09-21-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 681
Posted By Polaris OBark

Best wishes to her (and you) for her full and...

Best wishes to her (and you) for her full and complete recovery.
Forum: Commuting
09-20-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,661
Posted By Polaris OBark

If you lock into a low fixed-rate interest on a...

If you lock into a low fixed-rate interest on a loan, and hit a period of inflation, you can wind up making money.
09-20-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 681
Posted By Polaris OBark

E-bike helping with conventional biking

My wife got a class 1 road e-bike a bit more than a year ago, after some rather severe knee problems and general arthritis. She was no longer able to ride a conventional road bike to any significant...
09-20-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By Polaris OBark

We went for a hike in Klamath Falls (with the...

We went for a hike in Klamath Falls (with the bikes locked in a hotel room). I kept looking over my shoulder because I thought we were going to get mugged.
09-20-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By Polaris OBark

The ideal time to do this ride is when they have...

The ideal time to do this ride is when they have cleared the east road of snow but haven't yet opened it to car traffic. We got there the day after it opened, so it was kind of heavy, but the...
09-20-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By Polaris OBark

I've done it by car a couple of times, and what...

I've done it by car a couple of times, and what always went through my head was "I would never want to risk this on a bike." It would be great if it was closed to traffic.
09-20-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By Polaris OBark

Go in June or early July. ...

Go in June or early July.


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Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Polaris OBark

As long as you can get a credit card in between...

As long as you can get a credit card in between the tire and the chain stay, you are golden. If you are worried, get those Peaty's valve caps that double as spoke wrenches.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 10,353
Posted By Polaris OBark

I never have. I assume this is isn't a serious...

I never have. I assume this is isn't a serious question, but I don't think there is a need to put lubricant of any type on those.
09-20-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Polaris OBark

Yeah, sorry, I posted before I looked. Mine...

Yeah, sorry, I posted before I looked.

Mine goes up in a clinical setting, so I think having one that records (so they don't have to take my word for it) might be worth it.

Cheapest reliable...
09-20-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 272
Posted By Polaris OBark

I got both at the same time a week ago. It took...

I got both at the same time a week ago. It took a few days for all the microchips to get settled in.
09-20-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Polaris OBark

They beat Apple to the punch. Given how much...

They beat Apple to the punch.

Given how much many commercial wrist blood pressure monitors aren't worth their weight in sand, it will be interesting to see how it performs.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 328,196
Posted By Polaris OBark

I did the above. It did not break the seal.

I did the above. It did not break the seal.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 328,196
Posted By Polaris OBark

If I want to try to reproduce the problem, should...

If I want to try to reproduce the problem, should I just deflate the tire and see if it breaks the seal spontaneously?

One caveat: They still have tubes in them. I was going to set them up...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 328,196
Posted By Polaris OBark

Just double-checked. Ours are AR-28...

Just double-checked.

Ours are AR-28 (https://www.lightbicycle.com/29er-disc-bike-wheels-29mm-wide-28mm-deep-clincher-for-cyclocross-road-and-gravel-bikes.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 328,196
Posted By Polaris OBark

I just recently got some for my wife's bike. The...

I just recently got some for my wife's bike. The bead lock seems extremely tenacious, to the point it worries me.
09-19-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 370
Posted By Polaris OBark

Hanging your bikes up is disrespectful to them. ...

Hanging your bikes up is disrespectful to them. It is a form of torture, or BD/SM. Also, don't crowd them by putting your car in the garage. Ideally, the bikes should be inside, in a...
09-19-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,085
Posted By Polaris OBark

I would not be able to ride the hills around here...

I would not be able to ride the hills around here with your gearing.

My small chainring (like yours) is 30T, but my lowest (largest) cassette cog is either 34T or 36T, depending on my wheel-set.
...
09-18-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,627
Posted By Polaris OBark

There is also the potential for a stab wound.

There is also the potential for a stab wound.
09-18-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,833
Posted By Polaris OBark

I know where you mean. That part is hard enough...

I know where you mean. That part is hard enough without anyone doing anything stupid.
09-18-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By Polaris OBark

Upload your photos to your photo album here. ...

Upload your photos to your photo album here. Tell us when you get that to work, and someone can post the pics for you here.

To answer your question, it is designed to thwart spammers. ...
09-17-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 763
Posted By Polaris OBark

I am. It is, when it is time to...

I am.



It is, when it is time to dispose of it.

That is another win for wax: It is a non-toxic, non-polar organic solvent that is very effective for removing oily deposits, and it forms a...
09-16-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By Polaris OBark

The main point is if you are using the CC-3.2,...

The main point is if you are using the CC-3.2, you might want to use something else to double-check, like the CC-4, or a caliper or other accurate measuring device.
09-16-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 801
Posted By Polaris OBark

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09-16-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By Polaris OBark

The Park Tool C-3.2 is a chain-breaking tool, not...

The Park Tool C-3.2 is a chain-breaking tool, not a measurement tool.

It is extremely unlikely that your chain is wearing that unevenly. It is much more likely user error for whatever tool it is...
09-16-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 810
Posted By Polaris OBark

Eventually, someone would get around to it.

Eventually, someone would get around to it.
09-16-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,146
Posted By Polaris OBark

Nobody has mentioned the most obvious answer: ...

Nobody has mentioned the most obvious answer:


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09-16-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Polaris OBark

If you do a single wrap, I think center those...

If you do a single wrap, I think center those things over the valve-holes.
09-16-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,146
Posted By Polaris OBark

180° wrist angle, as if you were shaking hands.

180° wrist angle, as if you were shaking hands.
09-16-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,089
Posted By Polaris OBark

Well-played.

Well-played.
09-16-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,089
Posted By Polaris OBark

Is this the same Greek dude that came up with...

Is this the same Greek dude that came up with some sort of oath that begins "First, do no harm."?
09-16-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 331
Posted By Polaris OBark

Nothing wrong with vertical butterfly bars,...

Nothing wrong with vertical butterfly bars, either.
09-16-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,146
Posted By Polaris OBark

I ride drop bars primarily to avoid the wrist...

I ride drop bars primarily to avoid the wrist pain inflicted by flat bars. So I am a bit curious about what position lead to your injury.
09-16-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 331
Posted By Polaris OBark

and lose the kickstand.

and lose the kickstand.
09-16-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 274
Posted By Polaris OBark

Microshift Advent (9-speed) or AdventX (10-speed)...

Microshift Advent (9-speed) or AdventX (10-speed) might be good options. We've done this on a few bikes now. I wound up going from 3X to 2X on one old mountain bike, and that worked fine, too....
09-16-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 795
Posted By Polaris OBark

This ^^^^ See also: ...

This ^^^^

See also: https://pjammcycling.com
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,241
Posted By Polaris OBark

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