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06-23-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 479
Posted By drlogik

I've been in the fitness and endurance game for...

I've been in the fitness and endurance game for over 40 years and there's two things that have remained constant for me:

1) Pre-hydrate with straight water 2 to 3 hours before your ride. I...
06-16-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,041
Posted By drlogik

"Why don't you ride on the sidewalk?" Well,...

"Why don't you ride on the sidewalk?"

Well, because where I live riding a bike on the sidewalk is prohibited. Maybe if the motorist actually read the laws they would know.

I haven't had that in...
06-03-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,087
Posted By drlogik

Here is my philosophy on tools. Many probably...

Here is my philosophy on tools. Many probably share my philosophy as well. I buy the best tool I can afford. If I can afford to buy a $100 dollar tool that does the job well versus a $50 dollar tool...
05-28-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 298
Posted By drlogik

It might. Vulcanizing fluid is different than...

It might. Vulcanizing fluid is different than rubber cement. Those patches should be used with vulcanizing fluid, preferably the stuff made by Rema. I use that myself. Rubber cement can get hard and...
05-22-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,146
Posted By drlogik

The only time I ran in to problems was when I...

The only time I ran in to problems was when I lived in Arizona. Back in 2015 I was out on my daily 20 mile loop and it was 115 degrees. It was 130 degrees two feet off the pavement. I had three...
05-19-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 325
Posted By drlogik

Then I would say there may be something wrong...

Then I would say there may be something wrong with it. Too old maybe, although mine is 20 years old and seems fine. Maybe a contaminent got in to it? Not sure why it isn't working for you. I'd...
05-18-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 325
Posted By drlogik

I assume these pedals are on a mountain bike? If...

I assume these pedals are on a mountain bike? If yes, how do you clean your bike? Do you use any kind of degreaser, WD-40, detergents, bike cleaners or the like? Do you power-spray your bike or spray...
05-09-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,923
Posted By drlogik

+1 Tubes properly patched with Rema brand patches...

+1 Tubes properly patched with Rema brand patches and cement and properly "stitched" to the tube will be fine. The tube should be good as new. Just make sure you sprinkle talc around the patched...
05-02-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,192
Posted By drlogik

Plastic cleats wear as you found out. I converted...

Plastic cleats wear as you found out. I converted to Shimano SPD pedals and MTB shoes around 7 years ago, and that's one reason why. The SPD cleats are stainless, somewhat recessed in the MTB shoes,...
04-28-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,773
Posted By drlogik

When I worked in shops back in the 1970's and...

When I worked in shops back in the 1970's and 80's any tandem that came in, I hooked the front of the seat over the bike stand clamp. I never clamped the stand to the bike. I was taught that the...
04-26-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By drlogik

A bike is a tool. Tools wear. Tools get dinged...

A bike is a tool. Tools wear. Tools get dinged and tools get lost, stolen or even broken. Enjoy riding the bike and don't worry about the dings. If you must worry, and if it's a road bike, then...
04-21-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,374
Posted By drlogik

Don't squeeze the brake levers.

Don't squeeze the brake levers.
04-15-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 995
Posted By drlogik

+1 - I also had a driver ask me what kind of...

+1 - I also had a driver ask me what kind of light I had and he said that it's the brightest he's ever seen. My front and rear are both Cygolites. I've been using them for about 7 years now. The...
04-14-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,011
Posted By drlogik

Agreed, but let's not forget that racers and...

Agreed, but let's not forget that racers and hard-riding enthusiasts back in the day of toe clips nailed cleats on the bottom of their cycling shoes and those cleats secured the edge of the pedal so...
04-13-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,011
Posted By drlogik

Folks, the OP has Lanocote. It's specifically...

Folks, the OP has Lanocote. It's specifically made to prevent galvanic corrosion, especially in salt water conditions with different metals. It will work great!
04-10-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 676
Posted By drlogik

Back in the day, the starting point was the bar...

Back in the day, the starting point was the bar ends pointed just above the rear axle and the flat point on the brake lever hoods would be perpendicular to the crook of the thumb and first finger as...
04-06-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,672
Posted By drlogik

Quite frankly, I'm not just old school, I'm near...

Quite frankly, I'm not just old school, I'm near retirement also. I don't really "get in to" all of the new tech, unless the over-sized wonder steel Reynolds tubes on my Wabi's count as "new tech". I...
04-04-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,583
Posted By drlogik

I completely understand the New York bike...

I completely understand the New York bike messenger thing; however, this guy crosses the line when he endangers pedestrians. That's a no-go for me. It's been mentioned many times previously but...
04-04-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,758
Posted By drlogik

I grew up with dogs and learned from a very early...

I grew up with dogs and learned from a very early age, delivering newspapers from my Stingray, that stopping my bike and confronting the dog and not backing down was better than trying to outrun the...
04-04-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,650
Posted By drlogik

Kask. All made in Italy. I absolutely love...

Kask. All made in Italy. I absolutely love mine. Best helmet I ever owned.
03-30-22, 06:52 PM
03-27-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,553
Posted By drlogik

To dive back deeper into history....Richard...

To dive back deeper into history....Richard Snook's brother Gary Snook founded a mail order bike parts shop back in the early 1980's and started it out of his garage. Richard helped his brother get...
03-25-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 751
Posted By drlogik

The owner should have said he needs more time but...

The owner should have said he needs more time but probably didn't want the confrontation. I would take it back immediately and tell him that you apologize if you rushed him and ask him if he can tune...
03-22-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,045
Posted By drlogik

I agree with the others, looks like the tires are...

I agree with the others, looks like the tires are dry-rotting and cracking. I would not ride with those tires. One cut may not be bad but multiple cuts and tire separation is no bueno.
03-14-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,384
Posted By drlogik

I like riding my single speed bike because it's...

I like riding my single speed bike because it's more fun than my multi-geared bike. I have a second bike that remains a fixed gear but haven't been on it in quite a while. I thought the single speed...
03-13-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,712
Posted By drlogik

I've been working on and been around bikes for...

I've been working on and been around bikes for over 50 years and I've seen some strange and weird things but that's something I have never seen before. I'm wondering if it was a latent defect in the...
03-09-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By drlogik

Check out the After Shokz head phones. They don't...

Check out the After Shokz head phones. They don't go in the ear, they sit just in front of your ear. Sound quality is good but best of all you can hear traffic, people talking and can skip songs or...
02-19-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,158
Posted By drlogik

In over 45 years of riding I have never broken a...

In over 45 years of riding I have never broken a chain on the road either but the little Park chain tool remains in my small under-seat pouch. It keeps company with a spare tube, a Park self-sticky...
02-17-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,625
Posted By drlogik

Disk brakes are not the end-all do-all either. I...

Disk brakes are not the end-all do-all either. I have both and like both. Do I need to be careful in wet conditions with rim brakes? Yes. Crap can get on disk brakes too and render them much less...
02-09-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By drlogik

Looks like the outline of an old "Champion" or...

Looks like the outline of an old "Champion" or "Super Champion" rim decal. It was a red label printed over a gold underlayer. Are there any remnant of other stickers on the rim?
02-05-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,116
Posted By drlogik

What tires do we run? Just curious

I run Pirelli P-Zero 4S's in 28's with butyl tubes on my main bike a Wabi Special. I used to run Challenge Strada Bianca's in 30's with Latex tubes but switched to P-Zero's when they first came out....
12-17-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,584
Posted By drlogik

I'm one of those people that tends to believe a...

I'm one of those people that tends to believe a company's recommendation on how to use their product, especially if they offer two different versions of the same product, a single-use version and a...
12-03-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,020
Posted By drlogik

Koyote, Points well taken. We still have a...

Koyote,

Points well taken. We still have a ways to go. The "Leave it to Beaver" days were already on the way out when I was a boy in the mid 1960's.
11-17-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,966
Posted By drlogik

The most important safety feature is your brain...

The most important safety feature is your brain and situational awareness. However...

I ride with one very bright light in random blinker mode in the rear and a really bright light in blinker mode...
11-02-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,587
Posted By drlogik

Having been an in-line skate competitor in a...

Having been an in-line skate competitor in a previous life (i.e. Rollerblades) I found out pretty quickly why we feel a tire is low. I'm pretty sure it's the texture of the pavement that does that.
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10-31-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 18,216
Posted By drlogik

In my opinion it's marketing hype to sell...

In my opinion it's marketing hype to sell something "better", well, really just different to increase sales. It's the same in almost every sport industry. Heck, there's no way you'll be able to...
10-22-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,334
Posted By drlogik

Precisely why I have separate fully equipped seat...

Precisely why I have separate fully equipped seat bags, and a pump, on every bike I ride. I'm not smart enough to remember to switch....


Does breaking an arm count as being "stranded"? If it...
10-19-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By drlogik

A nice Abbey track chain whip would be a nice...

A nice Abbey track chain whip would be a nice gesture. The very best you can buy in my opinion.

https://www.abbeybiketools.com/collections/tools/products/track-chain-whip
10-13-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,172
Posted By drlogik

A reasonably priced torque wrench is cheap...

A reasonably priced torque wrench is cheap insurance and will pay for itself on the first part or bike that you don't break.

Some, not many, but some very experienced bike mechanics can feel...
10-11-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,904
Posted By drlogik

I bought the chain ring from Wabi as it matches...

I bought the chain ring from Wabi as it matches the old one. It is actually pretty darn close to concentric.

Not sure if anyone else has tried this and it just dawned on me to give it a try:
I...
Forum: Introductions
10-05-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By drlogik

Welcome to the forum! I live in Charlotte. There...

Welcome to the forum! I live in Charlotte. There is a ton of great road riding and mountain bike riding in North Carolina. The mountains have some great mountain bike trails. Where you live at...
10-05-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 947
Posted By drlogik

I bought the Park PP 1.2 and it works pretty...

I bought the Park PP 1.2 and it works pretty well. Quite frankly though, if one had a quality flat-blade screwdriver with dulled edges you could do the job. That's how I had been bleeding brakes...
09-30-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,361
Posted By drlogik

Depends on what you mean by "set screw". I meant...

Depends on what you mean by "set screw". I meant a round-head Allen-style fastener. They sit flush to the tubing better. Smoother look.

Like one of these only a little shorter:...
09-28-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,361
Posted By drlogik

Stainless steel hex-head screws and grease the...

Stainless steel hex-head screws and grease the threads.
09-28-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,105
Posted By drlogik

Lubricants (oil, wax, grease, etc). I have a...

Lubricants (oil, wax, grease, etc). I have a serious problem.
09-16-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,050
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: 65
Views: 2,050
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: 268
Views: 7,959
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: 142
Views: 4,222
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 -...
09-07-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,394
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...
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