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09-18-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,958
Posted By drlogik

Driver may have been drunk. When drunk, a driver...

Driver may have been drunk. When drunk, a driver will tend to aim toward the light. Unconsciously thinking that is the right path forward, not realizing they are aiming at YOU.

I ride with my...
09-14-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 397,653
Posted By drlogik

I look at it this way. Having personally...

I look at it this way. Having personally witnessing a bad crash and the aftermath of how the helmet saved the rider, I replace my helmet after about 5 years regardless. Having said that, and with...
09-05-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,100
Posted By drlogik

My best advice is to return the bike. I would...

My best advice is to return the bike. I would never ride a bike with a split tube like that. What caused it? Did the person divulge? It would make me skeptical of the rest of the bike also. Get...
08-23-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By drlogik

I keep a quarter coin in my saddle bag for that...

I keep a quarter coin in my saddle bag for that very reason. You get good purchase on the coin and the serrations on the edge help stitch-down the patch. I roll and rub it over the patch.
08-22-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,171
Posted By drlogik

I love my Garmin Fenix 5X GPS watch. It's a tool,...

I love my Garmin Fenix 5X GPS watch. It's a tool, and a good one. Does GPS well, heart rate, steps, other activity tracking and it's also my bike computer and wrist watch. Do they cost more than a...
08-17-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By drlogik

Some of us have a lot of hot air. I am one of...

Some of us have a lot of hot air. I am one of those. I just put the valve between my teeth and blow really hard. POP! No dubiousness, no crying babies or disturbed retired people.
08-15-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 580
Posted By drlogik

Looks like a catastrophe waiting to happen to me...

Looks like a catastrophe waiting to happen to me in my opinion. Frame pumps, including Zefal, Silca, etc, have been known to pop off the frame without warning on a hard bump. Where you mounted yours...
08-08-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,332
Posted By drlogik

The OP brings up some legitimate concerns. I...

The OP brings up some legitimate concerns. I "generally" don't ride on any road that doesn't have either a paved shoulder, a middle left turn lane or a dedicated bike lane. I don't mind an occasional...
07-27-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,068
Posted By drlogik

There's one thing that I have noticed about the...

There's one thing that I have noticed about the Femmes TDF and the Men's TDF is that, if one of the women riders crashes, they jump right back on their bike and keep on pounding! Many of the men lay...
07-27-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,068
Posted By drlogik

rsbob, Peacock for me too. I'm not a fan of...

rsbob,

Peacock for me too. I'm not a fan of Peacock but they have both the US and the World coverage for the TDF Men's. The TDF Femmes is turning out to be a pretty good watch. Agree with Base2...
07-26-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 667
Posted By drlogik

Too much grease isn't necessarily a bad thing,...

Too much grease isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it isn't good either, it presses out and makes a mess and attracts dirt and grit but that's about it. I finger-in just enough grease to fill the...
07-25-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,068
Posted By drlogik

I watched stage 1 yesterday and it was pretty...

I watched stage 1 yesterday and it was pretty good. Stage 2 today was good also. After watching each race replay during the TDF, is it the same caliber of racing? No, but these women give a whole new...
07-19-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,134
Posted By drlogik

Road bike, 700x28c PZero tires at 90 lbs.

Road bike, 700x28c PZero tires at 90 lbs.
07-18-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By drlogik

I have a Fenix 5X and I think Garmin, in general,...

I have a Fenix 5X and I think Garmin, in general, tries to set up their apps to puff-up their customers. I see this in Connect with all of the (participation) "Trophies" I get. I'm 64 and in pretty...
07-11-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,446
Posted By drlogik

In the future I see an automatic (maybe...

In the future I see an automatic (maybe programmable also) internal geared rear hub and/or with a direct drive or kinetic mechanism of some kind. Somebody will invent a hubless rear wheel like the...
07-11-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,944
Posted By drlogik

My example isn't a dumb thing, it's an astute...

My example isn't a dumb thing, it's an astute observation.

Years ago when lot of riders were still not wearing helmets (~1989) I was on our weekly 40 mile Out-N-Back ride.

There were about 20...
07-10-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 748
Posted By drlogik

The only bugs that I don't like are bees, wasps,...

The only bugs that I don't like are bees, wasps, yellow jackets, etc. Flies, horseflies, june bugs, gnats don't bother me. I hit a carpenter bee last year and it felt like a bird hit on my helmet. ...
07-10-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By drlogik

I just got a pair of Rx Gatorz in the mail three...

I just got a pair of Rx Gatorz in the mail three weeks ago. Wow!! I've had Smiths, which are REALLY good, as well as Carrera and a few others but these Gatorz have surpassed my expectations by a wide...
07-08-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,953
Posted By drlogik

Oh, I used to wake up at 07:00 to watch Sea Hunt...

Oh, I used to wake up at 07:00 to watch Sea Hunt every morning, or was it once a week, I can't remember. You're right though, TV shows, including Lassie, Gunsmoke, The Virginians, etc were all really...
07-08-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,953
Posted By drlogik

Flipper was a GREAT show. I remember watching it...

Flipper was a GREAT show. I remember watching it on our black and white TV when I was a young buy. I guess my main question to the OP is, what is your true motivation to ride? In my younger days I...
07-06-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 5,189
Posted By drlogik

I've been riding on the road since my days in the...

I've been riding on the road since my days in the first bike shop in 1975. I've ridden all kinds of bikes on all kinds of tires and I can tell the OP with certainty that wider tires, good tires, at...
07-03-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,437
Posted By drlogik

The absolute best thing I have found are Halo...

The absolute best thing I have found are Halo head bands. They have a silicone rubber "dam" that keeps the sweat from running down your face as well as a very absorbent fabric. They are also very...
07-01-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 848
Posted By drlogik

I got it bad many years ago. My foot doctor told...

I got it bad many years ago. My foot doctor told me that I could spend hundreds of dollars on custom shoe orthotics or by my own insoles called "Foot Soldiers" for $30 bucks. I bought the Foot...
06-30-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,163
Posted By drlogik

I wouldn't. Ragged out, scratched and with...

I wouldn't. Ragged out, scratched and with proprietary seat post as stated earlier. It will need new components soon and that will eat into any cost savings. Plus it's carbon, right? That's a big no...
06-23-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 746
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...
06-22-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,720
Posted By drlogik

On my short loop (just under 7 miles) I get in...

On my short loop (just under 7 miles) I get in three climbs. One short quick steep ~15% climb a mile into my loop that I'm out of by the time I start to get winded and then a 200 yard 2% for a...
06-22-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By drlogik

Great!! Let's provide motorists more ways to...

Great!! Let's provide motorists more ways to look at their dash and gadgets instead of the road and where they are going. What could go wrong with that?
06-21-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,257
Posted By drlogik

I thought I had the best riding, skiing, driving...

I thought I had the best riding, skiing, driving and fishing prescription sunglasses until I received my first pair of Gatorz. There are a lot of fine sunglasses out there; however, I challenge...
06-16-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,222
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...
06-09-22, 07:03 PM
06-07-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,637
Posted By drlogik

The Park PRS-22 stand will probably hold it...

The Park PRS-22 stand will probably hold it because it's designed to hold almost any bike; however, it may be cost prohibitive.
06-06-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,103
Posted By drlogik

The body is like a leaky car radiator. It will...

The body is like a leaky car radiator. It will keep you cool as long as you keep putting water in it. If your radiator runs out of coolant, the motor will stop. If you run out of water, your body...
06-04-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,648
Posted By drlogik

+1 The combination of the bus passing by you so...

+1 The combination of the bus passing by you so closely, as the previous post said, may have created some crazy wind turbulence that made the front wheel lose it's balance.

I've bombed down hills...
06-03-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,318
Posted By drlogik

I like tubes. No muss, no fuss, just work.

I like tubes. No muss, no fuss, just work.
06-03-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,637
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...
06-02-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,586
Posted By drlogik

My story too! When I moved to Arizona I saw...

My story too! When I moved to Arizona I saw these crazy people wearing black in the 115 degree heat and thought they were absolutely nuts. That was until I talked to a long-time Arizonan who clued...
06-02-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,586
Posted By drlogik

I can't speak to why there's a lot of folks...

I can't speak to why there's a lot of folks wearing black or dark clothes but there is a science behind black garments. They actually keep you cooler than white or bright colors. The beduins of the...
05-28-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 326
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...
05-28-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 326
Posted By drlogik

That's really odd. I haven't seen that before. Is...

That's really odd. I haven't seen that before. Is that a Rema patch, and did you use vulcanizing fluid?

Update: BTW, did you spread vulcanizing fluid over the patch?


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05-26-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 768
Posted By drlogik

An Old School Technique... There is an old...

An Old School Technique...

There is an old school method of getting tight tires onto a rim and it utilizes an old toe strap. First, make sure your tire is warm. Warm tires stretch easier than...
05-24-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,270
Posted By drlogik

"It's not the bike, it's the rider". It's...

"It's not the bike, it's the rider".

It's the same in every sport. One can buy the most expensive custom-made golf clubs and 99.99% of the golfers out there still could not beat a top 100 pro...
05-22-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,103
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...
05-20-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,637
Posted By drlogik

If you want a truly future proof stand, you'll...

If you want a truly future proof stand, you'll probably want one that does not clamp around a tube or a seat post. I use the Park PRS-22.2 Team Issue Repair Stand. Many pro teams use this as well. It...
05-19-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,397
Posted By drlogik

"On" my bike? Two, front and rear lights. On my...

"On" my bike? Two, front and rear lights. On my body, three, Garmin watch, iPhone and Aftershokz headphones.
05-19-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 362
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: 362
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...
05-10-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,147
Posted By drlogik

couldwheels, Maybe you didn't quite...

couldwheels,



Maybe you didn't quite understand what I said:



It was open to correction. Where's the problem?
05-10-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,147
Posted By drlogik

Doesn't seem right to me either. I'd take it...

Doesn't seem right to me either. I'd take it back to the shop you bought it from. Maybe call the frame manufacturer and ask them. I can't think of one reason a hole should be on the top side of...
05-09-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,021
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...
05-09-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By drlogik

If you have a flat end steel punch, use a hammer...

If you have a flat end steel punch, use a hammer and tap the edge down with the punch to round it over. Using a hammer alone 'could' loosen the rivet. The punch concentrates the impact just to the...
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