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Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 475
Posted By prj71

If you ever drop your keys into a river of molten...

If you ever drop your keys into a river of molten lava, let 'em go, because man, they're gone.
05-26-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,244
Posted By prj71

Lol. No it's not.

Lol.

No it's not.
05-26-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 928
Posted By prj71

Hats are nice until you fall off the bike. ...

Hats are nice until you fall off the bike.

Always should be wearing a helmet when riding a bike.
05-26-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,054
Posted By prj71

OMG!!!! They copied Park Tool!!!!

OMG!!!! They copied Park Tool!!!!
05-24-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,054
Posted By prj71

No I don't recognize that the Park is superior....

No I don't recognize that the Park is superior. Just pointing out that some here do think that it is.

Having used both, I couldn't justify the price difference.

Carry on with the Park Tool...
05-24-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,054
Posted By prj71

Oh goodness. Directly from the link you just...

Oh goodness. Directly from the link you just shared...

The patent-pending notice has no legal force in itself. The product or process is not legally protected at that point.

In any case. You...
05-24-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 928
Posted By prj71

Only happened once in a mountain bike race. Was...

Only happened once in a mountain bike race. Was in the 90s and humid when I did it. Maximum effort to hold my place.

Road cycling I can ride in the 90s all day long and not notice a thing.
05-24-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,054
Posted By prj71

Yes. The link says "Patent Pending" which means...

Yes. The link says "Patent Pending" which means it isn't patented yet. Just that it has been submitted for patent. An item that is labeled as patent pending is not legally protected until the patent...
05-24-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,402
Posted By prj71

If I were you I would buy a new bike from the...

If I were you I would buy a new bike from the bike shop that sold you that last great bike with the brake issues.
05-24-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,054
Posted By prj71

I don't nor ever will work as bike mechanic in a...

I don't nor ever will work as bike mechanic in a shop.

However, I have used both stands. Enough to know that the Park isn't THAT superior to others.
05-24-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,054
Posted By prj71

What experience do you and cyco have with the...

What experience do you and cyco have with the Bikehand stand to prove that it's inferior to the Park Tool stand?
05-24-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,054
Posted By prj71

The Park 10.3 Stand isn't patented.

The Park 10.3 Stand isn't patented.
05-24-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,402
Posted By prj71

Larry, Don't you have some misaligned brakes...

Larry,

Don't you have some misaligned brakes to fix?
05-24-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By prj71

Rider positioning is ultimately more important...

Rider positioning is ultimately more important than the size of the front wheel. Go back to the shed and scrap this silliness.
05-23-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By prj71

Squish is better than no squish...IF the design...

Squish is better than no squish...IF the design is implemented properly. Some designs result in pedal bobbing which robs efficiency when climbing hills.

I think Zipp has discovered (what I've...
05-23-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,054
Posted By prj71

A lot of everything we use and buy today is...

A lot of everything we use and buy today is plagerized technology. That doesn't bother me one bit.

As one who works in a business (for 30 years) that deals in tooling, fixtures, and clamps I can...
05-23-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By prj71

You sure did. Now go back to the shed.

You sure did. Now go back to the shed.
05-23-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,054
Posted By prj71

Park tools makes good stuff, but I don't feel...

Park tools makes good stuff, but I don't feel their price is justified for their stands and a lot of their tools. I think at this point they are just "Living on a name" as many other stands and...
05-20-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,054
Posted By prj71

I think that's true of most stands. I've...

I think that's true of most stands.

I've been seeing some good reviews on this one...

https://www.amazon.com/Bikehand-Mechanic-Bicycle-Repair-Stand/dp/B00D9B7OKQ?ref_=ast_sto_dp
05-19-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 488
Posted By prj71

https://www.cyclingabout.com/drivetrain-efficiency...

https://www.cyclingabout.com/drivetrain-efficiency-difference-speed-between-1x-2x/

https://probikeplanet.com/are-single-speed-bikes-more-efficient-than-other-bikes/
05-17-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,012
Posted By prj71

Gravement is my favorite.

Gravement is my favorite.
05-16-22, 02:08 PM
05-16-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,781
Posted By prj71

The link I posted was for the Park Tool glueless...

The link I posted was for the Park Tool glueless patches. For the most part Park Tool manufactures nice quality stuff so they got that going for them I guess.

With that said, more often than not...
05-16-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 492
Posted By prj71

When a speed sensor is paired with a Garmin Edge...

When a speed sensor is paired with a Garmin Edge bike computer it it will automatically calibrate after riding for 1 mile.
05-13-22, 09:19 AM
Forum: Touring
05-12-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 749
Posted By prj71

I just rode my bike in 2017 and didn't care about...

I just rode my bike in 2017 and didn't care about trends.
05-12-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 845
Posted By prj71

So people actually watch videos so they can nit...

So people actually watch videos so they can nit pick what bikers are allegedly doing wrong and then post it on a biking forum? WTF?
05-12-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 492
Posted By prj71

Never. The mileage at the end of the ride is...

Never. The mileage at the end of the ride is close enough to not care about that much accuracy.
05-12-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 22,747
Posted By prj71

My road bike is white. I wear bright neon...

My road bike is white.

I wear bright neon colors most often so that I am highly visible.
05-12-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,781
Posted By prj71

I figure it was implied. Because if it didn't...

I figure it was implied. Because if it didn't work and failed after a week of use or something like that...I wouldn't have made the recommendation.

I'm not going to recommend a product that would...
05-12-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 22,747
Posted By prj71

Do your clothes match the car you drive? Do...

Do your clothes match the car you drive?

Do your clothes match the house you live in?

This is a silly thread.

Why would clothes need to match the bike?
05-12-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,781
Posted By prj71

This be true. It's just patching a tire. People...

This be true. It's just patching a tire. People must be bored or something.
05-12-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,781
Posted By prj71

Umm no...That last time I did it, the glueless...

Umm no...That last time I did it, the glueless patch was on the bike for 2 years. And then I sold the bike with patched tube in it because I was too lazy to put in a new tube before selling the bike.
05-11-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,781
Posted By prj71

I've put on the glueless patch during a ride and...

I've put on the glueless patch during a ride and left that tube in there. Never failed.
05-11-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,781
Posted By prj71

Haven't kept tabs on that, but they work and no...

Haven't kept tabs on that, but they work and no mess.
05-11-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,781
Posted By prj71

Not sure why anyone is messing with old school...

Not sure why anyone is messing with old school style patches and cement. These work just as good and no mess...

https://www.parktool.com/product/super-patch-kit-gp-2
05-11-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,114
Posted By prj71

I'm starting to think Larry is a couple fries...

I'm starting to think Larry is a couple fries short of a happy meal...
05-11-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,114
Posted By prj71

Another reason the switch was made to thru axles....

Another reason the switch was made to thru axles. It "dummy proofs" the system.
05-11-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,114
Posted By prj71

I had the problem frequently on my last Giant...

I had the problem frequently on my last Giant road bike that had QR and disc brakes. Not to the point where my wheel ever fell out, but constantly had to loosen the skewer and re-adust because the...
05-11-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,996
Posted By prj71

The steeper the head angle and the bike becomes...

The steeper the head angle and the bike becomes twitchy...Meaning the bike reacts faster to steering input making it prone to over steer, which IMO is a bad thing on gravel and even worse on downhill...
05-10-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 764
Posted By prj71

What type of riding do you plan to do? Up your...

What type of riding do you plan to do? Up your budget a little and stop at local bike shop and get something decent...
...
05-10-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 22,747
Posted By prj71

That bike looks too small for you.

That bike looks too small for you.
05-10-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,114
Posted By prj71

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/94771...

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/947718-disc-brake-front-wheel-shifting-dropouts-under-hard-braking.html
...
05-10-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,012
Posted By prj71

I did a 71 mile gravel race over the weekend. It...

I did a 71 mile gravel race over the weekend. It was really a grinder!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 625
Posted By prj71

The spring in the midwest has definitely sucked...

The spring in the midwest has definitely sucked this year. But owning a fat bike to ride in the winter helps.
05-09-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,012
Posted By prj71

Whips. Some people call them whips. Gravel...

Whips. Some people call them whips.

Gravel Grinder doesn't bother me. But the word "Kit" does when referring to bike jersey and bike shorts.
05-09-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,114
Posted By prj71

You must have me confused with someone else.

You must have me confused with someone else.
05-09-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,956
Posted By prj71

This is reason enough to get the Carbon version. ...

This is reason enough to get the Carbon version. My Domane has all of these features and they work as marketed.
Forum: Commuting
05-06-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 800
Posted By prj71

E-bike would probably solve this problem.

E-bike would probably solve this problem.
05-06-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,114
Posted By prj71

Yeah. I don't think so. The reality is modern...

Yeah. I don't think so. The reality is modern disc brake bikes tend to be sold with thru axle instead of quick releases and for good reason.



If you look at the picture that isn't even a QR...
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