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11-12-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By _ForceD_

Deer in the woods

I saw this meme in another non-cycling forum. But I immediately thought about how this happens to me all the time on rides through wooded areas. I hear rustling just off the side of the road and...
11-09-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 661
Posted By _ForceD_

Recently I discovered that Dawn Platinum...

Recently I discovered that Dawn Platinum Powerwash dishwashing spray is a pretty good degreaser. I’ve used it to clean a couple of my bikes/gear set recently. You can get it at the grocery store. The...
11-03-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,143
Posted By _ForceD_

Just want to point out that if the “every insured...

Just want to point out that if the “every insured home in America destruction” argument played out…we likely have much bigger problems, and would be lucky to be alive to collect from insurance...
10-29-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By _ForceD_

I can’t recall the exact amount of time before I...

I can’t recall the exact amount of time before I could ride after my hip replacement (five years ago), but it was at least a couple of months. I did what my surgeon and PT recommended. One thing I do...
10-27-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By _ForceD_

Here in coastal southeastern New England,...

Here in coastal southeastern New England, December thru February are not as pleasant as the rest of the year. Of course, around here the short-sleeve cycling doesn’t kick in until late May/early...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,770
Posted By _ForceD_

I don’t ride competitively. But, FWIW, I have one...

I don’t ride competitively. But, FWIW, I have one very aero bike. The southern New England area that I live in is always windy (great for sailing). It’s noticeably easier riding that bike in a...
10-12-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By _ForceD_

and “tew.” Dan

and “tew.”

Dan
10-07-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,287
Posted By _ForceD_

I have been seeing a chiropractor on a monthly...

I have been seeing a chiropractor on a monthly basis for five or six years. He performs routine back adjustments to keep me comfortable. At my very first appointment with him, we sat and looked at ,...
10-03-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,413
Posted By _ForceD_

Maybe I provided too much info in my OP, and I...

Maybe I provided too much info in my OP, and I think there’s a lot being read into it. All I’m saying is that on roads that I frequently ride, in conditions that I frequently ride in, on a bike that...
09-29-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By _ForceD_

Maybe they can check with the city of Nashville,...

Maybe they can check with the city of Nashville, TN to see where they got the one pictured in this article.

https://wpln.org/post/nashvilles-debris-filled-bike-lanes-get-their-own-sweeper/

...
09-24-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,581
Posted By _ForceD_

I came to a fork in the road...

I came to a fork in the road today.https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/98bd7475_0640_4016_8a1e_7888d3a8383a_bf8043ac03bc0c115b287512e6d932e9fe269e51.jpeg

Dan
09-22-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 918
Posted By _ForceD_

My go to glove isn’t a glove at all. Mittens!...

My go to glove isn’t a glove at all. Mittens! They work so much better than gloves when it’s really cold. And the best pair I have are nylon/poly outer with fleece lining that I got for $10.00 at our...
09-22-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,011
Posted By _ForceD_

There will be argument, but IMO (and opinion of...

There will be argument, but IMO (and opinion of many others), you just can’t get “breathable” And “waterproof” in the same garment. Not in a garment worn for intense physical exercise anyway. If...
09-16-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,188
Posted By _ForceD_

Good for you (and us)!!! Keep it up! Younger...

Good for you (and us)!!! Keep it up! Younger folks can’t seem to deal.

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1258386-clipping-flame-suit.html

Dan
09-14-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 970
Posted By _ForceD_

The spoke have to be in the equation, don’t they?...

The spoke have to be in the equation, don’t they? If while stationary, the brakes are applied and the bike is pushed forward (as the OP did)…torque is being relayed fro the tire-ground interface,...
09-14-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 970
Posted By _ForceD_

That is an interesting conundrum. But just based...

That is an interesting conundrum. But just based on the noise it’s making in the video…I can’t think of anything else that would make that “ping” sound on a bike other than the spokes. Or at least...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,896
Posted By _ForceD_

Can I have the LOOKS? I’ll put them to good use. ...

Can I have the LOOKS? I’ll put them to good use.

Dan
09-08-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,112
Posted By _ForceD_

I’m not familiar with the seat post system in the...

I’m not familiar with the seat post system in the OP. But if the binder has more than one bolt…I think you have to make sure they are both torqued sufficiently AND EVENLY. My CF Specialized Venge has...
09-06-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 625
Posted By _ForceD_

Instructions how to do it. ...

Instructions how to do it.
https://www.instructables.com/Internal-cable-on-any-bike-frame/

Dan
09-06-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
Posted By _ForceD_

I “get” it, but I don’t necessarily like the way...

I “get” it, but I don’t necessarily like the way it’s evolving. It’s a cheaper and easier (I think) way to get around. And that’s good, I guess, if/when it’s used by responsible riders. But for less...
09-02-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By _ForceD_

Sometimes the “creaking” can come from headset as...

Sometimes the “creaking” can come from headset as the bike is torqued back-and-forth while peddling. Maybe that needs tightened up.

Dan
09-02-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 960
Posted By _ForceD_

I know that in reality it is for most cyclists...

I know that in reality it is for most cyclists (and I’m separating “cyclists” from general bicycle riders.)…and there’s nothing wrong with that. Certainly the bike is an integral factor. I do own a...
09-01-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By _ForceD_

Probably the threads on the stem. It may be that...

Probably the threads on the stem. It may be that the bar’s diameter is jus a bit too small and the clamp just closed on itself. But if that’s not the case, and you don’t want to invest in a new...
08-31-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 960
Posted By _ForceD_

“It’s Not About the Bike.” Dan

“It’s Not About the Bike.”


Dan
08-31-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,187
Posted By _ForceD_

It probably depends on your surrounding...

It probably depends on your surrounding environment (i.e. the contrast of the background when someone looks at you). Construction workers along streets and roadways…generally in urban settings with...
08-26-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By _ForceD_

This reminds me of the satirical pic (attached)...

This reminds me of the satirical pic (attached) on the Sheldon Brown pages about the “proper” way to clean a chain. Certainly you can acquire all the materials, and go to all the trouble to “stitch”...
08-24-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,397
Posted By _ForceD_

I live in Rhode Island, and am strictly a road...

I live in Rhode Island, and am strictly a road rider. I ride all through winter…but only when the roads are relatively dry, and ice-free. But, there are times when I may encounter some precipitation,...
08-24-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,247
Posted By _ForceD_

Have you considered a bigger backpack? I’m...

Have you considered a bigger backpack? I’m thinking something along the lines of a Navy seabag, or other military-style duffle bag. You can probably pick one up at your local Army-Navy surplus store....
08-23-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,241
Posted By _ForceD_

Maybe your friend needs blinders. - Dan ...

Maybe your friend needs blinders. - Dan

...
08-22-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,470
Posted By _ForceD_

I’ve been seeing more CO₂ (or N2O) cartridges,...

I’ve been seeing more CO₂ (or N2O) cartridges, and inner tubes along roadsides too. I’d think that discarded cartridges along a MUP would almost certainly be from a cyclist. As would those I see...
Forum: Triathlon
08-17-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,534
Posted By _ForceD_

I don’t have the answer. But if you don’t figure...

I don’t have the answer. But if you don’t figure it out, you could run a “messenger” string through as you pull the old cable out. Then connect the messenger string to the new cable and pull it back...
08-12-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 756
Posted By _ForceD_

Do you have an Aldi grocery store near you? Check...

Do you have an Aldi grocery store near you? Check there. They’ve had them in the past (I wasn’t sure about it so I went and checked it out). I already have a Park stand, but sure enough they carried...
08-09-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,607
Posted By _ForceD_

Two weeks is about normal. Remember…it is an...

Two weeks is about normal. Remember…it is an internal surgical site that will need to heal. Sitting on a bike seat, and the activity of pedaling and maneuvering the bike is putting stress directly on...
07-24-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 669
Posted By _ForceD_

Strava doesn’t know. The GPS (receiver and...

Strava doesn’t know. The GPS (receiver and software in your phone) resolves your elevation. The Strava app uses that GPS data and applies it to the various aspects of the app. GPS can resolve your...
07-22-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By _ForceD_

If you haven’t already, you might want to...

If you haven’t already, you might want to investigate what caused this catastrophe in the first place. If, for example, it was due to the chain getting jammed somehow…if that cause still exists the...
07-21-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,607
Posted By _ForceD_

Just want to say that I’m now about 9 weeks...

Just want to say that I’m now about 9 weeks post-op from the procedure in my OP. Things are now becoming normal. I’m peeing like a teenager, bladder control is better, and incontinence gone. Only...
07-06-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By _ForceD_

I always wrap top-to-ends as well. But, never...

I always wrap top-to-ends as well. But, never thought of using heat-shrink. I always poke the remainder of the bar tape into the handlebar end, and then it’s held in place by the inserted bar-end...
07-02-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,078
Posted By _ForceD_

Put the “vodka” bottle in the freezer. You may...

Put the “vodka” bottle in the freezer. You may discover that it’s not vodka at all.

And…although I don’t regularly check out dumpsters and trash heaps…I did pull my “rainy day” bike from a...
07-01-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,224
Posted By _ForceD_

This thread/question reminded me of a thread that...

This thread/question reminded me of a thread that originated more than a decade ago, but was resurrected at the end of last year (2021). The premise, to me, was kind of humorous. But, maybe it can...
07-01-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,607
Posted By _ForceD_

I had my six-week followup with the doctor...

I had my six-week followup with the doctor yesterday (first since the procedure in my OP). Everything I mentioned to him…what seems like different sensations, and changing daily…are all normal. The...
06-30-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,875
Posted By _ForceD_

I’ll go with any of these standard colors from...

I’ll go with any of these standard colors from the Crayola 64 box. None of them were on your list.

Periwinkle.
Jazzberry Jam.
Fuzzy Wuzzy.
Unmellow Yellow.
Cornflower.
Bluetiful.
...
06-29-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 717
Posted By _ForceD_

I’ve informed the owner of the bikes of my...

I’ve informed the owner of the bikes of my feelings about these shifter, and the opinions of those expressed in this thread. I provided them the link to the thumb shifters, and volunteered to install...
06-29-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,049
Posted By _ForceD_

I think we had the “bike rider” vs. “cyclist”...

I think we had the “bike rider” vs. “cyclist” debate a couple of weeks ago.

Dan
06-29-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,049
Posted By _ForceD_

When we were little kids back in the late...

When we were little kids back in the late 60s/early 70s…my little brother came flying into the yard on his bike. A Schwinn Racer with 26” wheels. He intended to make a turn and go to the backyard....
Forum: Triathlon
06-26-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,711
Posted By _ForceD_

From late 1980s to just about 5-6 years ago, I...

From late 1980s to just about 5-6 years ago, I would participate in a handful of triathlons every season (summer). Mostly sprints, a few Olys here and there, and a few close to half-iron distance. I...
06-24-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By _ForceD_

I’m not following. ??? All the bicycle helmets...

I’m not following. ??? All the bicycle helmets I’ve ever used don’t come close to touching my neck. The strap buckles (tight or loosely) under my chin.

Dan
06-23-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 435
Posted By _ForceD_

Just for reference, I presume the picture below...

Just for reference, I presume the picture below is the handcycle you’re talking about? And also…pardon my crude artwork.

It’d take a bit of reconfiguring, but I wonder if you could somehow...
06-22-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,432
Posted By _ForceD_

Swimming, and formerly running, and now rowing....

Swimming, and formerly running, and now rowing. Started out as a runner in h.s. (in the late 70s), I got into cycling and swimming in the early 80s when those newfangled, crazy events called...
06-17-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By _ForceD_

Near miss today

This just happened on the outbound portion of my ride today. There may have been divine intervention involved. About :30 minutes into the ride, a violent but brief rain squall overtook me. It rolled...
06-17-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,607
Posted By _ForceD_

Yesterday (6/16), 31 days post-op, I decided to...

Yesterday (6/16), 31 days post-op, I decided to go for a relatively short ride, 16 miles at moderate intensity (for me), to see how things feel and react. Nothing adverse noted.

Dan
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