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08-16-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By pdlamb

Not sure where you're from; at this time of the...

Not sure where you're from; at this time of the year I tend to think of 80F as cool. But I think it was Lon Haldeman who said, "Hot is 10 degrees warmer than what you're used to."

Make an...
08-16-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 113
Posted By pdlamb

I don't have enough information to concur with...

I don't have enough information to concur with the majority.

For a single ride, yes, certainly. But how often do you do this ride? I've gotten hyponatremic on a 1 to 1.5 hour commute -- not...
Forum: Touring
08-16-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 306
Posted By pdlamb

So, you've never heard of a chemical engineer...

So, you've never heard of a chemical engineer being called a Chem E; you missed the part about going through a ford, which let water get into the rim; you skipped the part about water from my...
08-16-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 106
Posted By pdlamb

Hmph, what a dummy I am! I remember seeing one...

Hmph, what a dummy I am! I remember seeing one of these but since I didn't need it then, I forgot about it.
08-16-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 106
Posted By pdlamb

Thanks for the suggestions!

Thanks for the suggestions!
08-16-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 252
Posted By pdlamb

Uhm, you wash your bottom bracket with motor oil??

Uhm, you wash your bottom bracket with motor oil??
Forum: Touring
08-16-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 306
Posted By pdlamb

Not the "steam" you're describing, but what...

Not the "steam" you're describing, but what ChemEs call "live steam" -- water vapor that is pushing droplets out by the force of the steam pressure trapped inside the wheel.



On a couple other...
Forum: Touring
08-15-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 654
Posted By pdlamb

How big are your shoes? Somehow I doubt a bare...

How big are your shoes? Somehow I doubt a bare pedal on any stock bike is going to have a foot of overlap with the stock tires; I'd be surprised if the tire even touched the pedal.
Forum: Touring
08-15-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 306
Posted By pdlamb

I've seen steam coming out of spoke holes after...

I've seen steam coming out of spoke holes after running through a ford before climbing and then descending a steep, twisty road. Considering the braking sidewall would have to generate the heat that...
08-15-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 106
Posted By pdlamb

Issue? I don't care to have the mount sticking...

Issue? I don't care to have the mount sticking out in front, and the GPS unit strikes my stem unless it's mounted far enough away from the stem to avoid interference.
08-15-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 277
Posted By pdlamb

No, you're an early adopter. Fountain pens are...

No, you're an early adopter. Fountain pens are back in again. What's your favorite pen?
08-15-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By pdlamb

OK, so as soon as you turn off the heat gun or...

OK, so as soon as you turn off the heat gun or hair dryer, whip out the primer spray can and get to work. Read the labels, of course, but I think you've usually got 48-72 hours after the primer...
08-15-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 106
Posted By pdlamb

Tall mount for Garmin GPS?

I've got a 1030 with the standard mount. Unfortunately, it looks like it's going to require about 3" of clearance on the bar to get around the stem bolts. While I always admired Captain Dashboard...
Forum: Touring
08-15-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 654
Posted By pdlamb

My front rack doesn't have a platform, so I make...

My front rack doesn't have a platform, so I make do with an Ortlieb bar bag with map holder. The Ortlieb bag detaches easily, but you could make a grab and go bag pretty easily out of cloth or...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By pdlamb

"Easier?" No. "Less difficult?" Maybe. ...

"Easier?" No. "Less difficult?" Maybe. Folding tires, stretching the bead slightly by leaving them inflated on a rim is possible. Wire bead tires, fuggedaboutit.
08-15-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By pdlamb

Hard to be certain, but my best guess is you...

Hard to be certain, but my best guess is you didn't dry the frame quickly or well enough. You might try drying the frame with towels as soon as the rinse is done, followed by hitting it with a heat...
08-15-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 428
Posted By pdlamb

Should be fine. Cost me a few pumps to...

Should be fine.

Cost me a few pumps to decide the top tube wasn't a great place to mount a pump. I'd have to take the pump off to get the bike on a car rack, and kept driving off with the pump on...
08-15-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 840
Posted By pdlamb

If you live in the desert (Las Vegas), having all...

If you live in the desert (Las Vegas), having all but the top floor shaded might be more important!
08-12-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 355
Posted By pdlamb

Not much you can do beyond wrapping the...

Not much you can do beyond wrapping the "Christmas tree" with electrical tape to reduce the chances of getting a grease injection in your leg.

You may want to splurge and dedicate two cable...
08-12-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By pdlamb

The can I tried looked a lot like this, except...

The can I tried looked a lot like this, except the plastic was blue. I don't remember which tool I put it on first, except that it was one I used a fair bit, and the plastic peeled off within a few...
08-12-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,715
Posted By pdlamb

Looks more like a typo than the typhoon you're...

Looks more like a typo than the typhoon you're making of it, but still...

Congratulations, you found an error on the internet.
08-11-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By pdlamb

Plasti-dip was my first choice, but as 3alarmer...

Plasti-dip was my first choice, but as 3alarmer notes, it's not particularly durable.

So have you thought about self-sealing silicone tape (e.g., Gardner Bender Blue Self-Sealing Repair Tape 1 in...
08-11-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 531
Posted By pdlamb

Assuming you're not traveling ultra-cheap...

Assuming you're not traveling ultra-cheap (Jetblue), most of the major airlines in the US have discontinued predatory pricing on bicycles. (Now they're just being predatory on checked luggage.) But...
08-11-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,715
Posted By pdlamb

1.6% would be $1.60 per $100 of insurance. ...

1.6% would be $1.60 per $100 of insurance. Itomato coupe's $1.60 per $1,000 rate is much further off than GhostRider62's, if UPS is charging $1.05 per $100.
08-11-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 531
Posted By pdlamb

My answer really depends on transportation mode,...

My answer really depends on transportation mode, destination, and duration. Traveling to the upper midwest in January? Nope. Arizona where it's warm! Interesting!

Driving? Sure, I take the...
08-11-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,148
Posted By pdlamb

Oof! Which is worse, tuition or nursing books? ...

Oof! Which is worse, tuition or nursing books?



This is the price range I was thinking of, though you might want to add $20 to have a shop check the tension. You might be able to beat that...
08-10-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 542
Posted By pdlamb

Er, what's the point of having a thermometer...

Er, what's the point of having a thermometer included in a device if the device won't use the thermometer?
08-10-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,523
Posted By pdlamb

O.P., you're missing the point. For long...

O.P., you're missing the point. For long distance riding and touring, it's likely you're going to be more focused on efficiency than comfort. In addition, you're going to have to get into shape to...
08-10-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By pdlamb

Do you have a good friend with access to a good...

Do you have a good friend with access to a good analysis lab who'll check the two oils for you for a pizza and beer?

If not, the cost of analyzing the two oils is probably a large multiple of the...
08-10-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By pdlamb

May be time to change your cables and housings,...

May be time to change your cables and housings, or at least give the cables a light oiling.
08-10-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,715
Posted By pdlamb

Experience is a hard school, etc. You're...

Experience is a hard school, etc.

You're basically self-insured above the $200/box basic. Perhaps the bright side is you'll shortly have $400 to go bike shopping with!
08-10-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,542
Posted By pdlamb

I took the BRP handout on cycling climbs a few...

I took the BRP handout on cycling climbs a few years back and built a spreadsheet with the grades by mile. IIRC the steepest parts are in the first 20 miles or so climbing out of Cherokee, and then...
08-09-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,634
Posted By pdlamb

Ah yes, the "get on the sidewalk" crowd... ...

Ah yes, the "get on the sidewalk" crowd...

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Uhh, which sidewalk?
Forum: Touring
08-09-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 703
Posted By pdlamb

Ride with a group or ride solo? Definitely. ...

Ride with a group or ride solo? Definitely. (Just go ride!)

Thoughts on riding solo: You likely won't be with the same people every night. You'll have sole responsibility for finding food,...
08-08-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,966
Posted By pdlamb

tl;dr Is this frustration similar to the...

tl;dr

Is this frustration similar to the "Somebody made a mistake on the internet?" meme?
08-08-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By pdlamb

You might try getting an extra "X" in the size...

You might try getting an extra "X" in the size and see if that helps.

Black Bibs 2XL seems to be the same size the older PI XL bibs were, plus they don't have the "edge of plywood" chamois the...
08-08-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,634
Posted By pdlamb

Concur, though the "shoulders are safer" crowd...

Concur, though the "shoulders are safer" crowd does get one sentence of text.

Of course, that does assume a "shoulder" is 3-8' wide and well-paved. Most of the shoulders near me are 6-12" wide,...
08-08-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,634
Posted By pdlamb

What difference does riding on a shoulder make? ...

What difference does riding on a shoulder make? Does a 4" stripe of white paint provide an impenetrable barrier or something?

Seems like the two worst accidents I've read about this year involved...
Forum: Touring
08-08-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 721
Posted By pdlamb

IME, the high speed traffic adrenaline rush can...

IME, the high speed traffic adrenaline rush can only carry me a mile or two. After that, it's a background hike in blood pressure perhaps, but I just settle down and grind it out. I'm not dawdling...
08-08-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By pdlamb

You did follow all the steps carefully, like...

You did follow all the steps carefully, like (IIRC) unzipping the map files, copying them into the SD card in the New Files subdirectory, and waiting a good while for the files to be unpacked and...
08-08-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By pdlamb

I'm only slightly surprised, if the source is at...

I'm only slightly surprised, if the source is at SPAWAR, they're not doing a better job containing or shielding the source. Are there any funny-shaped towers or radomes at the airport near that spot...
08-08-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 586
Posted By pdlamb

The singular advantage to toe clips and straps is...

The singular advantage to toe clips and straps is that you can ride in just about any shoes you want to.

When I was riding clips and straps, I did find that after an hour in the saddle I could...
08-05-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 321
Posted By pdlamb

How long is it taking you to shake each nipple...

How long is it taking you to shake each nipple down into the right place in the right orientation?
08-04-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By pdlamb

How many miles (and months) did you have on that...

How many miles (and months) did you have on that belt?

What's the recommended maintenance replacement interval?
08-04-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 542
Posted By pdlamb

I'm guessing if the people behind Garmin's...

I'm guessing if the people behind Garmin's metrics were pushed to answer, they'd define "training" as something like "preparing the rider (you) to ride faster for longer periods of time in the...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 541
Posted By pdlamb

Riding speed or average distance/time including...

Riding speed or average distance/time including traffic signals and stop signs?
08-04-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,065
Posted By pdlamb

Well, I've been chewed out because someone walked...

Well, I've been chewed out because someone walked into my bike rack when the car was in a parking lot. Car and rack were stationery. On a clear day. I figured that was their problem.

I have to...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By pdlamb

8 miles to work, 42 miles home when there was a...

8 miles to work, 42 miles home when there was a group ride.

Nowadays it's just 10-12 miles each way. :(
08-02-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,899
Posted By pdlamb

I figure a bike whose frame is replaced under...

I figure a bike whose frame is replaced under warranty by the "same" model (yeah, I know it's likely changed in a few years) is the same bike. It's only if I acquire another frame and move the parts...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By pdlamb

One key is to have multiple gloves with varying...

One key is to have multiple gloves with varying temperature ranges, then wear a pair that's not quite uncomfortably cold on the way to work. Your hands will sweat less, so there's less sweat to...
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