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09-16-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 920
Posted By drlogik

I like 'em citrusy so yellow with green edges....

I like 'em citrusy so yellow with green edges. When they go yellow with brown dots they are too sweet for my taste.



Dates go in the GORP mix when backpacking. Along with dried apricots. ...
09-15-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 920
Posted By drlogik

Bananas are awesome! I peel them like a monkey...

Bananas are awesome! I peel them like a monkey from the non-stem end. I eat a banana every day at breakfast.
09-14-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,682
Posted By drlogik

+1 - I top mine up before each ride.

+1 - I top mine up before each ride.
09-10-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,217
Posted By drlogik

+1 - Strava itself doesn't "motivate" me. It's my...

+1 - Strava itself doesn't "motivate" me. It's my own improvement and results that motivate me. I only use it to keep track of daily mileage, yearly mileage and mileage on each bike I own.

+1 -...
09-09-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 861
Posted By drlogik

Bingo!! I try to never go against my gut...

Bingo!!

I try to never go against my gut instincts. EVERY time I have, something bad or unexpected happened. I eventually accepted that my gut instincts were almost always right.
09-09-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 861
Posted By drlogik

Without getting all spiritual, here's my take....

Without getting all spiritual, here's my take. When I get more than one thing or encounter more than one thing that keeps me from doing something, I take a pause, a long pause. I reflect on why did I...
09-07-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,095
Posted By drlogik

Reminds me of the movie Gumball Rally, the...

Reminds me of the movie Gumball Rally, the original, when the Italian driver in the Ferrari rips off the rear view mirror and says, "What is behind me is not important".

A lot of truth to that in...
09-07-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,217
Posted By drlogik

I have been using Cygolites for a number of years...

I have been using Cygolites for a number of years now and find them durable, dependable, really bright and as a motorist, they are sometimes obnoxiously bright and flashy. You know, the kind of light...
09-06-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 788
Posted By drlogik

The Garmin Fenix wearable series can hold music,...

The Garmin Fenix wearable series can hold music, quite a lot actually. I can't attest to the sound quality but I have a Fenix 5X that I use for all my riding and it has taken a beating over the last...
09-03-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 631
Posted By drlogik

+1 mark the pin hole , put the tube back on the...

+1 mark the pin hole , put the tube back on the rim, mark the rim where pin hole is marked, look at the rim in that area

Find an old Lyra/Spandex bike shorts or swatch of Lycra and lightly...
09-03-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 603
Posted By drlogik

Yes.

Yes.
09-03-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,281
Posted By drlogik

"Hey bud, your barn door is see-through, just...

"Hey bud, your barn door is see-through, just sayin'........"
09-01-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,578
Posted By drlogik

+1 Spinning in a lower gear helps as has been...

+1 Spinning in a lower gear helps as has been stated.

You might also consider SPD Mountain bike pedals and clips. They offer a lot more "float" for your feet and that translates into less stress...
08-31-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,670
Posted By drlogik

My job allows me my 7 mile loop every work day. ...

My job allows me my 7 mile loop every work day. Weekends I try to get in a 20 mile loop each day. Too much stuff going on for more miles, unfortunately.
08-31-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 51,034
Posted By drlogik

Who knows, in 200 years cycling may go full...

Who knows, in 200 years cycling may go full circle.....

...
08-29-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 548
Posted By drlogik

roadsnakes, If you try the pipe insulation,...

roadsnakes,

If you try the pipe insulation, it does work pretty well, you'll need to swap it out for new foam after a dozen rides or so. The good thing is that it is cheap. The insulation that...
08-28-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 548
Posted By drlogik

The new Bionic cycling gloves is what I ride...

The new Bionic cycling gloves is what I ride with. If you have some carpal tunnel issues get some black foam pipe insulation from Home Depot and cut a section to fit on your bars. Wrap in place...
08-27-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 690
Posted By drlogik

If you want durable, the fingerless M-Pact gloves...

If you want durable, the fingerless M-Pact gloves by Mechanix are awesome! I have been using these for about 5 years now and only on my second pair. I mostly use these while mountain biking but often...
08-24-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,828
Posted By drlogik

Water, dried Montmorency cherries, more water and...

Water, dried Montmorency cherries, more water and get back to work, rinse repeat. No indulgences or self-pampering. There's too much to do. Cycling keeps the mind and body sharp for life's stressors.
08-21-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,791
Posted By drlogik

Seven bikes. 1985-ish Raleigh Wyoming ...

Seven bikes.

1985-ish Raleigh Wyoming
1987-ish Pinarello Montello
1989 Nishiki Ariel Cunningham
1995-ish Trek 930
2014 Kona Cinder Cone
2016 Wabi Special
2016 Wabi Classic
08-18-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,361
Posted By drlogik

That's called getting older and wear and tear on...

That's called getting older and wear and tear on your body. Go see an ortho hip and knee specialist doctor.

Welcome to the club, Growing old isn't for sissies.

You might consider switching to...
08-17-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 562
Posted By drlogik

I'd go with Detto Pietro's. They are what many of...

I'd go with Detto Pietro's. They are what many of us rode with back then and are period correct. They even have leather soles that you'll need to go to a shoemaker to attach the cleats. That's how...
08-17-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,786
Posted By drlogik

LOL! Now you've done it. It's going to morph...

LOL! Now you've done it. It's going to morph into a "show me your scars" thread! Hahaha....
08-17-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,786
Posted By drlogik

I don't have any tattoos, and neither do most of...

I don't have any tattoos, and neither do most of the people in my circle. I'm a free-thinker who does what I want (within the law) regardless of what people think. I don't look for or need...
08-17-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,786
Posted By drlogik

Tattoos are so establishment. Everyone has at...

Tattoos are so establishment. Everyone has at least one. Nothing says anti-establishment and counter-culture than clear skin with no tattoos, no piercings and natural hair color.

Want to be a...
08-16-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,392
Posted By drlogik

Wipe it down with mineral oil, a little at a...

Wipe it down with mineral oil, a little at a time. If the leather is hard and dry it may not bounce back all the way but it may improve the pressure.You can always take the old washer off, soak it in...
08-16-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,392
Posted By drlogik

Buy a used one on eBay that's beat up, replace...

Buy a used one on eBay that's beat up, replace the hose and seals and presto, almost a new pump. I bought one used 20 years ago and it was old when I got it...it's still going strong.
08-16-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,392
Posted By drlogik

Silca. It will be the last pump you'll ever have...

Silca. It will be the last pump you'll ever have to buy.
08-15-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,746
Posted By drlogik

I used to be sexy on my bike.

I used to be sexy on my bike.
08-14-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 807
Posted By drlogik

+1 go find a good knee and hip ortho doctor. I...

+1 go find a good knee and hip ortho doctor. I ride with SPD mountain bike pedals because they provide more float. My knees like them.
08-12-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,689
Posted By drlogik

Good lighting is key for me. I ride with two...

Good lighting is key for me. I ride with two lights on the front when dark (morning or night). One is a 900 lumen and stays on 100% of the time is pointing straight ahead. The other is a 600 lumen in...
08-11-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,384
Posted By drlogik

Back in the 1970's I rode with cycling shoes with...

Back in the 1970's I rode with cycling shoes with toe clips and cleats. I'll never do it again. Once the strap is tighted tight enough to hold the shoe, it is not easy to remove your foot from the...
08-10-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,122
Posted By drlogik

+1 quiet bikes My favorite bike to ride is...

+1 quiet bikes

My favorite bike to ride is my fixed gear Wabi. It basically makes no sound at all, none. Squirt lubes my chain on that bike. It makes sneaking up on other riders a fun and...
08-08-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,270
Posted By drlogik

+1 Huret Jubilee. I had one on my old Raleigh...

+1 Huret Jubilee. I had one on my old Raleigh Super Course from 1975. Beautiful design, light weight and great shifter. Piece of cake to adjust.


Simplicity....

...
08-01-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,011
Posted By drlogik

I'm old school and the method still works very...

I'm old school and the method still works very well without adding extra perfumy odors to your cycling duds. 20 Mule Team Borax! Yep, old fashioned Borax is a great odor killer. In my front-loader I...
08-01-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,498
Posted By drlogik

Unless you are patient and can wait for sales and...

Unless you are patient and can wait for sales and close-outs on the individual components, build your own wheels, etc, it's probably better to buy a complete bike.
07-31-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,642
Posted By drlogik

I have two Wabi's, a Special and a Classic. I...

I have two Wabi's, a Special and a Classic. I bought one in 2016 and the other in 2017. Both are ridden hard and long without going out of true and I'm 6' 2" and about 220 lbs. The bikes get a...
07-29-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,610
Posted By drlogik

We have to remember that roundabouts are still an...

We have to remember that roundabouts are still an alien concept to Americans. Yes, some cities have them. Some cities have had them for quite some time, but, most drivers are still in the, "I must...
07-28-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,211
Posted By drlogik

When it's really hot and humid I rinse my helmet,...

When it's really hot and humid I rinse my helmet, straps and all. off in water after every ride. Every couple of days I rinse my gloves out also as they get "the funk".

One thing I found that will...
07-26-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By drlogik

Best spoke wrenches made in my opinion. I used...

Best spoke wrenches made in my opinion. I used them for years in the shops I worked in many years ago. I still have my collection and they are still the only spoke wrenches I use.
...
07-25-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,287
Posted By drlogik

I just use the cheap car wash soap I get at the...

I just use the cheap car wash soap I get at the auto parts store for washing my car. I don't do that often though, maybe once every two years if the bike is really dirty. I usually just wipe my bikes...
07-24-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,878
Posted By drlogik

If you get this tool, recommend it highly, you...

If you get this tool, recommend it highly, you could always use them at home changing tires to see how they perform, then make the decision. Full disclosure, on one bike, my old Pinarello, with Campy...
07-24-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,878
Posted By drlogik

Mr. Wasabi, They're made for...

Mr. Wasabi,

They're made for side-of-the-road flat repairs. They aren't shop-type levers but they work fine. Just don't get too aggressive with them. Unless you have super tight fitting tires, you...
07-24-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By drlogik

+1 their jerseys are well made. So are their...

+1 their jerseys are well made. So are their shorts; however, on advice from a friend I bought a Santini jersey and shorts a few years ago. Wow! Super quality, smaller company, made in Italy for a...
07-23-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,045
Posted By drlogik

The Garmin Varia radar unit, how well does it...

The Garmin Varia radar unit, how well does it recognize cars behind and either to the right or left of you? How about interference such as hills, signs, traffic lights etc? Any false positives, or is...
07-22-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,045
Posted By drlogik

You can everything right, and still lose your life

Really sad. Just riding along in a bike lane, then bam, it's over. Not that it would make a difference for this man, but I ride with active bright blinker lights front and rear and a Take-A-Look...
07-22-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,710
Posted By drlogik

Yes!!! Lol!

Yes!!! Lol!
07-22-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,290
Posted By drlogik

CJ3209, What others have done with two...

CJ3209,

What others have done with two wheels, some curves and color....
...
07-22-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,290
Posted By drlogik

Coppi51, Your designs look really cool....

Coppi51,

Your designs look really cool. Here's my take on today though:

Every bike maker is making the same bike. They all look the same, they all have the same parts. There is nothing unique...
07-22-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,710
Posted By drlogik

I'm not a fan open of radios when riding. I...

I'm not a fan open of radios when riding. I always ride with music, but it's with my Aftershokz headphones.

These new modern day Bluetooth radios pale in comparison to the Boomboxes of yesteryear....
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