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06-27-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,144
Posted By Polaris OBark

When you tell everyone else what to ride, is it a...

When you tell everyone else what to ride, is it a form of self-loathing?
06-27-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 372
Posted By Polaris OBark

Their owners more than make up for that.

Their owners more than make up for that.
06-27-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 197
Posted By Polaris OBark

Probably the safest thing to lubricate (if...

Probably the safest thing to lubricate (if absolutely necessary) is Shimano mineral oil. Use about 1/10th what you think you need, and then spend the rest of the day wiping it off. Any extra will...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By Polaris OBark

Yeah, with the title, I was expecting something a...

Yeah, with the title, I was expecting something a bit more like Hemingway (although I do think he pursued the other cyclists in Earnest.)

Yellow bikes playing tag, a Special Eyes, confusing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,961
Posted By Polaris OBark

It does, but Shimano says it works better than...

It does, but Shimano says it works better than the 46/30T. I don't understand the explanation, and I wanted 30T, so I went with the less expensive option.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,961
Posted By Polaris OBark

I have two wheel-sets. One has an 11-34T and the...

I have two wheel-sets. One has an 11-34T and the other and 11-36T. Mine was DIY, and I previously had a White Industries 46/30T crankset on there, so I was fairly confident I could make it work.

...
Forum: Foo
06-25-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By Polaris OBark

This is the internet. Facts are irrelevant. ...

This is the internet. Facts are irrelevant.

(See Hondo's chainsaw thread for more details.)
Forum: Foo
06-25-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By Polaris OBark

I have an old bike book that has a drawing of a...

I have an old bike book that has a drawing of a cyclist activating a "Ben Hur hub" with blades to fend off the attacking canine.
06-24-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By Polaris OBark

The ADV 8.9 is only 0.1 lower but $1000 less...

The ADV 8.9 is only 0.1 lower but $1000 less expensive?

The choice is absolutely transparent.
06-24-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Polaris OBark

A friend of mine who is your age and an ER doc...

A friend of mine who is your age and an ER doc had this done recently, and he is back in the saddle. I am not sure how intense it is. Getting a heart rate monitor is an excellent idea. I got the...
Forum: Foo
06-24-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By Polaris OBark

Disque Breaks will get us all killed!

You've now seen it on the internet, so it has to be true.
...
Forum: Foo
06-24-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 602
Posted By Polaris OBark

I use an extension cord with a built-in GFCI for...

I use an extension cord with a built-in GFCI for all corded power tools, even stuff like a shop vac. It is cheap and a good precaution. About 95% of electrocutions are due to ground-faults. It is...
Forum: Foo
06-24-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 602
Posted By Polaris OBark

I think we have 5 chainsaws now. I can...

I think we have 5 chainsaws now.

I can barely lift my largest one, so I am somewhat afraid to use it. I've had to hold it over my head in dangerous positions more than once. I have never tried...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 534
Posted By Polaris OBark

Also, we should not forget our own Psimet2001 ...

Also, we should not forget our own Psimet2001 https://www.psimet.com
06-23-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 548
Posted By Polaris OBark

I like to keep mine low, just above the seat post...

I like to keep mine low, just above the seat post clamp, as it helps keep the seatpost from slipping down slightly over the course of days or weeks. Not having that little screw stabbing me in the...
06-23-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 592
Posted By Polaris OBark

Today my legs feel like 700C x 55mm Rene Herse...

Today my legs feel like 700C x 55mm Rene Herse Antelope Hills with a less supple standard casing.

You could inject some sealant and simulate a DVT.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 534
Posted By Polaris OBark

Many more good options here: ...

Many more good options here:

https://novemberbicycles.com
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,961
Posted By Polaris OBark

Sometimes I think he posts those kinds of...

Sometimes I think he posts those kinds of corrections just for the halibut.
06-22-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,256
Posted By Polaris OBark

Happy to do so. Which way did you come in?

Happy to do so. Which way did you come in?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,961
Posted By Polaris OBark

:popcorn

:popcorn
06-22-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By Polaris OBark

oh

oh
06-22-22, 01:53 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,256
Posted By Polaris OBark

Some people are incapable of thinking beyond...

Some people are incapable of thinking beyond right wing talk radio clichés.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 01:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,349
Posted By Polaris OBark

I'm not suggesting that. In fact, I am...

I'm not suggesting that. In fact, I am suggesting the opposite. One would not hesitate to bring water, even though the added weight is greater than the difference between my steel frame and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 24,069
Posted By Polaris OBark

The comment I want to make would probably get me...

The comment I want to make would probably get me banned.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 313
Posted By Polaris OBark

At this time of year, it is far more likely to be...

At this time of year, it is far more likely to be SARS-2 than rhinovirus. Given that, it would be prudent not to push until you clear it. It is also probably a good idea not to push it if you have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,349
Posted By Polaris OBark

I have a similar situation, except my...

I have a similar situation, except my gravel/all-road bike is steel, and when I have it loaded up with tools, water bottles, etc, it is pushing 24 lbs. Every time I think about buying an Emonda or...
Forum: Touring
06-20-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 680
Posted By Polaris OBark

Got this emailed to me today. I always appreciate...

Got this emailed to me today. I always appreciate the clarity of a simple map:

...
Forum: Foo
06-19-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Polaris OBark

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/780x438/220618224304_internet_explorer_gravestone_viral_south_korea_intl_hnk_exlarge_169_86a7d33fc875262bd15ca9f525fe25422fad17f4.jpg
06-19-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 548
Posted By Polaris OBark

It also explains why I never ran into the issue...

It also explains why I never ran into the issue until I got a new radar.
Forum: Foo
06-19-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 758
Posted By Polaris OBark

Install Linux.

Install Linux.
06-18-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 548
Posted By Polaris OBark

After I convinced myself of the above, I deleted...

After I convinced myself of the above, I deleted the HR monitor from the Edge 530.

After that, the radar binds without issue. I then re-added the HR monitor and allowed it to bind. Then I...
06-18-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,203
Posted By Polaris OBark

I almost bought a Bontrager headlight today at...

I almost bought a Bontrager headlight today at REI, but decided not to push my luck.
06-18-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,203
Posted By Polaris OBark

Before reading this, I did much the same thing,...

Before reading this, I did much the same thing, except deleted the HR monitor and then added it back in, and verified it no longer "gets in teh way" of the radar binding.

So for anyone reading...
06-18-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 995
Posted By Polaris OBark

Ah, that explains it! :thumb:

Ah, that explains it! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 797
Posted By Polaris OBark

Not going there. ​​​​​​​ I had to read...

Not going there.

​​​​​​​

I had to read that 3 or 4 times before I read it correctly.
Forum: Foo
06-16-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 612
Posted By Polaris OBark

Beaky Boy...

Beaky Boy (https://www.ventanaws.org/condor168.html) has a feel-good story.
Forum: Foo
06-16-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 612
Posted By Polaris OBark

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/407d1de9f0f23a57b7f6d2172c94e5b8_1378dd296420c367912f4a76bae1f52b1855a4a8.jpg
06-16-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By Polaris OBark

Lower-pressure, higher volume pumps will fill big...

Lower-pressure, higher volume pumps will fill big tires faster with a comparable amount of pumping effort.
06-16-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,256
Posted By Polaris OBark

The "I pay taxes" entitled whine, with the...

The "I pay taxes" entitled whine, with the implication that the (adult) cyclist doesn't.
06-16-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By Polaris OBark

I went with the Silca full-frame pump, since it...

I went with the Silca full-frame pump, since it was only $175 smackaroos (I don't think I have heard anyone use that term since the Flintstones/Honeymooners), and matches my color scheme. I got sick...
06-15-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,229
Posted By Polaris OBark

I like branding because vendors pay me to put...

I like branding because vendors pay me to put electrical tape over their logos so that I do not defame their band by displaying it while I ride.
06-15-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,229
Posted By Polaris OBark

I am grudgingly tolerant of the lettering that...

I am grudgingly tolerant of the lettering that appears on the outside plates of my Shimano chain, permitting me to get the directionality correct slightly in excess of 50% of the time.
06-15-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By Polaris OBark

If you can cram in 32mm, this is an option: ...

If you can cram in 32mm, this is an option: https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/components/tires/700c/700cx32-stampede-pass/

Otherwise their 28mm will work.
06-15-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By Polaris OBark

Continental GP4000s with a wee bit of air let out.

Continental GP4000s with a wee bit of air let out.
06-15-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Polaris OBark

I get it now. Yeah, those pedals are quite...

I get it now. Yeah, those pedals are quite thick. I guess they have to cram a lot of stuff in there. I've probably wasted cumulatively more money trying to find pedals that are comfortable than I...
06-15-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Polaris OBark

Is it possible you have this backward? I have...

Is it possible you have this backward? I have XTR pedals because I can't tolerate the higher XT stack-height. In any case, thanks for the heads-up on this. It is what I had feared. (I actually...
06-15-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 487
Posted By Polaris OBark

I hope you will permit me to start a new thread ...

I hope you will permit me to start a new thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/1253562-new-garmin-rt-515-radar-light-but-no-video.html)so I don't inadvertently hijack this...
06-15-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 119
Posted By Polaris OBark

Alba. It's a (very steep) road near here. ...

Alba.

It's a (very steep) road near here. (Much of the area, including the little red schoolhouse, burned a couple of years ago.)

As suggested, the bash guard replacing the outer ring is...
06-15-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By Polaris OBark

For removing road buzz, tires are much more...

For removing road buzz, tires are much more important than wheels.

Santa Cruz/Reserve wheels are a pretty good buy if $1.5K or so is in your budget. Lifetime warranty. Decent hubs. Excellent rims.
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