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Forum: Commuting
06-25-22, 01:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,775
Posted By Clyde1820

Anything north of 45F, and I begin to find it...

Anything north of 45F, and I begin to find it easy to be warm enough. Below 40F, and I'm generally uncomfortable.

Of course, now that it's summer, I find that at anything above 75-80F or so, I...
06-24-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 822
Posted By Clyde1820

Might spring for a second wheelset, one with more...

Might spring for a second wheelset, one with more spokes and built with a tougher rim, tougher spokes and a high-quality build (very reputable wheel shop). The bike sounds like a good one. If it fits...
Forum: Foo
06-22-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8,239
Views: 1,730,032
Posted By Clyde1820

I remember in the early 1980s when a few 246GT's...

I remember in the early 1980s when a few 246GT's were hanging around in the classifieds ... for ~$15K. Thought about it (then came to my senses.) They're about 20x that price now, on the market....
Forum: Foo
06-22-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8,239
Views: 1,730,032
Posted By Clyde1820

"50 years of Porsche 917" -- a short video...

"50 years of Porsche 917" -- a short video documentary of the 917 @ Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV4OH8sk33Q
06-21-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By Clyde1820

Can't imagine constriction of blood flow could...

Can't imagine constriction of blood flow could possibly be worth the risk. Gee, let's tie off the blood supply to a limb, in the hope the body will respond well. Deprives the body of oxygen,...
06-17-22, 02:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By Clyde1820

Heavier rider + bike + gear, rougher urban...

Heavier rider + bike + gear, rougher urban streets mostly, occasional packed dirt trails (with thorns, glass shards here and there). I've found the Conti Ride Tour to be pretty darned tough. Zero...
06-16-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 450
Posted By Clyde1820

Similar to that Miata 95M "Merlot" paint color I...

Similar to that Miata 95M "Merlot" paint color I mentioned earlier.
...
06-16-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 450
Posted By Clyde1820

Beautiful example. I, too, like the...

Beautiful example. I, too, like the non-stickered look. Elegance via simplicity. And the paint. I'm not a fan of red, normally, but this is more of a darker Burgundy-ish (perhaps what Mazda might...
06-10-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 698
Posted By Clyde1820

If the frame fits you well and there's no...

If the frame fits you well and there's no indication of fatigue anywhere, I'd have a hard time seeing that changeover to a different frame would be necessary.

Yes, it'll require a tear-down (but...
06-09-22, 03:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 553
Posted By Clyde1820

IMO, many (even most) wheel combinations that...

IMO, many (even most) wheel combinations that come with factory bicycles often aren't up to the task, particularly if a person is heavier, or the riding or route tougher.

If over 300 lbs, I would...
06-08-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 601
Posted By Clyde1820

Isn't a lot of time, on a bike. Getting...

Isn't a lot of time, on a bike. Getting heart-elevating cardio can be done rather efficiently in a gym or a stationary bike. Even a good brisk, even hard-driving, walk can be a good way to get that...
Forum: Foo
06-08-22, 02:39 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 4,529
Posted By Clyde1820

GasBuddy shows it's as high as $7/gal for...

GasBuddy shows it's as high as $7/gal for 93/premium at Chevron stations nearby. Shell shows up at $6.70/gal.

I'm still finding $5/gal for 89/regular, in my area. But I've occasionally seen nearly...
06-07-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By Clyde1820

70-90oz across ~3+ hours of riding in hot...

70-90oz across ~3+ hours of riding in hot conditions, particularly if known to be a heavy sweater -- sounds like it wouldn't be sufficient fluids, to me.

Back in the day, I used to run distances...
06-04-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 265,785
Posted By Clyde1820

On the Trek 970, mine are the RH endurance...

On the Trek 970, mine are the RH endurance variants. Good stuff. Only 50g more than the "standard" casing, but I thought it'd offer a tiny bit more peace of mind (seeing as how these things aren't...
06-04-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 813
Posted By Clyde1820

https://theradavist.com/bike-jerks-hq-the-tale-of-...

https://theradavist.com/bike-jerks-hq-the-tale-of-the-ritchey-prototype-bi-plane-fork-crown/

https://theradavist.com/tom-ritchey-unicrown-fork-pioneer/
Forum: Foo
06-03-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 4,529
Posted By Clyde1820

It's just north of $5/gal for 89/reg, in my area....

It's just north of $5/gal for 89/reg, in my area. Up from ~$2/gal 2yrs ago.
06-03-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 813
Posted By Clyde1820

Chromed bikes aren't my thing, but ... damn,...

Chromed bikes aren't my thing, but ... damn, that's a good-looking bike. Beautiful.
Forum: Foo
06-02-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 329
Posted By Clyde1820

Haven't been, myself. Have downed the bike a...

Haven't been, myself.

Have downed the bike a couple of times. Once, badly. And I was up and going again, after a couple of weeks (once the road rash was showing it wasn't infected and that I could...
06-02-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,143
Posted By Clyde1820

Imagine how bad pricing will suffer, if the...

Imagine how bad pricing will suffer, if the threats against Taiwan (by China) begin to look real and imminent. It'll make today's prices look like a downright bargain.
06-01-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 954
Posted By Clyde1820

With something so low in carbs, high in fiber,...

With something so low in carbs, high in fiber, and high in protein, it's simple to add it to mostly vegetables and end up with a nutritious dish. Even if one doesn't add separate meat/fish.
...
Forum: Foo
05-31-22, 03:20 AM
Replies: 8,239
Views: 1,730,032
Posted By Clyde1820

1934 Ford Coupe (customized) ...

1934 Ford Coupe (customized)

https://i.imgflip.com/6i2oru.jpg

https://www.streetsideclassics.com/vehicles/3300-nsh/1934-ford-3-window-coupe
...
05-30-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,484
Posted By Clyde1820

Good point. Inherent error of the measuring...

Good point.

Inherent error of the measuring device plus the increase in tire air temp from usage/roadway, I would think 5-7psi or more is to be expected, depending. (Say, inflating and measuring...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By Clyde1820

Assuming I've got a good frame+fork base and it's...

Assuming I've got a good frame+fork base and it's one that I know and like well, I'm generally for doing an update instead of buying new.

Have done that several times. I've never felt my cycling...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By Clyde1820

I don't think so. Safe's good. Most precautions...

I don't think so. Safe's good. Most precautions are cost-free, other than the money to acquire them or the change in approach to implement them.

Myself, I ride on MUPs and paths whenever it's...
05-27-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 265,785
Posted By Clyde1820

They are fairly amazing, aren't they? Plus...

They are fairly amazing, aren't they?

Plus they add such a nice, somewhat traditional look to a bike.
05-27-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,143
Posted By Clyde1820

My guess: No, it won't, given too many...

My guess: No, it won't, given too many disruptions and cost increases across the board, resulting in far too many embedded and largely irreversible changes that'll keep prices higher (in many cases...
05-26-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By Clyde1820

In such a situation as we've seen this past 2yrs,...

In such a situation as we've seen this past 2yrs, it's become much more commonplace I think.

The whole Covid / supply-chain mess has chewed up a lot of people's patience and focus on the bigger...
05-25-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,227
Posted By Clyde1820

Meh. I've been relatively upright for nearly...

Meh. I've been relatively upright for nearly 30yrs, after long since ditching the drop-bar "10 speed" type bike in the mid-1980s.

All depends on what your own personal preference is, of course,...
05-24-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By Clyde1820

Very subjective. Everybody's "butt meter" is...

Very subjective. Everybody's "butt meter" is different, as is everybody's shape and strength of the muscles back there.

In my own experience, what might turn out to be amazingly comfortable can be...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By Clyde1820

If I'd started to get comments like "Yer...

If I'd started to get comments like "Yer skivvies're showin'!" then I might take action.

But with the colors of things, or how things are matching (or, more likely, mismatching) ... meh. Is what...
05-24-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,093
Posted By Clyde1820

No biking? No gym? No problem. Time to do...

No biking? No gym? No problem.

Time to do an homage to ol' Chuck, pull out the V8 and toss on the tune "Maybellene":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v124f0i0Xh4
05-24-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,775
Posted By Clyde1820

IMO, that's a capability that's definitely not...

IMO, that's a capability that's definitely not yet ready for "prime time." As in, shouldn't hardly be on pubic roads just yet. It's just too damned new and unproven.

Sure, in many situations it...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 27,007
Posted By Clyde1820

I've got a fairly large-diameter head, so bike...

I've got a fairly large-diameter head, so bike helmets have rarely fit me well. Check out the Align II MIPS...
05-23-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,161
Posted By Clyde1820

One trick I've used, in that situation at a...

One trick I've used, in that situation at a "convenience" store is to buy a small hot coffee along with the couple of bottled liquids I'm needing. Then, in a big cup, I mix half that hot coffee with...
05-22-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,852
Posted By Clyde1820

No need for maps. Suffice to say it's a very...

No need for maps.

Suffice to say it's a very large park with a series of narrower roadways intended for vehicles, with zero shoulder space, zero lanes marked for pedestrians or cyclists, and a...
05-22-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,852
Posted By Clyde1820

Definitely am. But the meanderers on bikes...

Definitely am.

But the meanderers on bikes clogging up the roadway when an exceptionally-wide and lightly-populated MUP that was expressly created for cycling and joggers is right next to the...
05-22-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,852
Posted By Clyde1820

There are a couple of newer parks, in my area,...

There are a couple of newer parks, in my area, with stellar MUPs throughout. But it's commonplace for the walkers, joggers and many cyclists to instead opt to clog up the automobile roadways in...
Forum: Foo
05-22-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 298
Posted By Clyde1820

Wasn't quite old enough to be "clubbing"...

Wasn't quite old enough to be "clubbing" (concert-going) in the late-1960s through mid-1970s, but I'd have fit right in then.

Don't get many $5/ticket shows, anymore, by the likes of Bad Company,...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,388
Posted By Clyde1820

About the least error-prone method I've found: a...

About the least error-prone method I've found: a pannier, with a separate water-tight rafting/kayaking sack for the stinky stuff. So long as that bag gets regularly sanitized, such that it doesn't...
05-22-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,161
Posted By Clyde1820

Not while cycling, myself. I suppose I often...

Not while cycling, myself. I suppose I often pushed it, back in the day, but since I rarely went longer than 25mi a leg, I was rarely out of contact with a source of water/food if needed. (And I...
05-22-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,852
Posted By Clyde1820

The ol' "dive and squat" is popular where I am,...

The ol' "dive and squat" is popular where I am, as well, with the road ragers.

A close second seems to be a harsh entry into the lane after passing, the instant the driver's bumper is >5ft past...
05-22-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,026
Posted By Clyde1820

... washing, clay barring, polishing and waxing...

... washing, clay barring, polishing and waxing the car hurts. When climbing the stairs hurts. When twisting the jar hurts. When wiping hurts. Or when the weekly "therapy" sessions with the gang...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,325
Posted By Clyde1820

Some conflicting news reports, out there. Some...

Some conflicting news reports, out there. Some reporting he blew through a stop sign at an intersection, with others reporting he collided with a vehicle as he was approaching a stop sign. Hard to...
05-22-22, 01:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,207
Posted By Clyde1820

"The Witches' Trio," perhaps. Gotta love...

"The Witches' Trio," perhaps.

Gotta love hills.
05-22-22, 01:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,207
Posted By Clyde1820

Back in the day, doing distance running (and all...

Back in the day, doing distance running (and all the training that comes with that), we had a bluff nearby that formed the backbone of our hill work.

We could head along the 3mi-long MUP for our...
05-21-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,852
Posted By Clyde1820

Brutality, insanity and anonymity. Pretty much...

Brutality, insanity and anonymity. Pretty much in that order, I'd say. Greatly exacerbated by lack of parenting, and greatly exacerbated with the "modern" culture's heads-down-in-electronica,...
05-21-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By Clyde1820

I don't intend to make many changes, but with so...

I don't intend to make many changes, but with so many old injuries that impact comfort it's inevitable I'll occasionally make a minor tweak or two.

Generally, it's simply a bit of saddle height...
05-21-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By Clyde1820

People need to be held to account for crimes they...

People need to be held to account for crimes they commit. Even if "only" burglary or other relatively non-impacting crimes. Else there's little to nothing to dissuade such people from continuing to...
05-20-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8,169
Views: 2,585,374
Posted By Clyde1820

Not my thing, but that's a great-looking bike. ...

Not my thing, but that's a great-looking bike. :thumb:
05-20-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By Clyde1820

Old injuries, here. I don't get to see much...

Old injuries, here. I don't get to see much elevation change on the routes I do, myself. By design. One leg simply can't take that sort of climbing, anymore.

Kudos to those who can. I suppose...
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