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05-23-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By N2deep

Probably the most inaccurate method to measure...

Probably the most inaccurate method to measure bolt load is by measuring torque because its dependent on thread flank size, shape, surface finish and about 25 other attributes. Studies have shown...
05-23-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 626
Posted By N2deep

Almost same circumstances, 65 mile coastal ride,...

Almost same circumstances, 65 mile coastal ride, 110 degrees and windy. Drank tons of water but the cramps stopped me about 5 miles from the finish line. Thankfully another rider gave me some pickle...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 604
Posted By N2deep

Wow, Never thought I would have to avert my eyes...

Wow, Never thought I would have to avert my eyes so not to implant that picture in my head, like seeing a plump goddess in a string bikini, but thats the ugliest bike ever..
05-23-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 350
Posted By N2deep

Wow where does the time go? Started reading your...

Wow where does the time go? Started reading your rant(s) and forgot to start my ride! Now its 6:36 and starting this late in the morning will prevent me from stopping at Coffee Waves for that cold...
05-20-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By N2deep

Suspension Stems

I'm thinking about buying one of the two available suspension stems to help smooth out those washboard roads and the expansion joints that clutter up most of the old roads around here. I ride a...
05-19-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,061
Posted By N2deep

Beautiful Bike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're a...

Beautiful Bike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're a lucky man!!
05-18-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 404
Posted By N2deep

This past summer I built a gravel bike using a...

This past summer I built a gravel bike using a Straggler frame and an older Shimano 3 x 9 as new groupsets were in the stratosphere if available. The 3 x 9 groupset works flawlessly and parts are...
05-14-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 452
Posted By N2deep

Congrats!!!!!!!!

Congrats!!!!!!!!
05-14-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 452
Posted By N2deep

Congrats :bday:

Congrats :bday:
Forum: Commuting
05-14-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,322
Posted By N2deep

I put mine in a baggie if it starts to rain or...

I put mine in a baggie if it starts to rain or it's too humid and that's only if I decide to wear them at all. It's difficult to hear conversations in the best of conditions and when you add in the...
05-14-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,613
Posted By N2deep

Totally agree A guy in our group used to run his...

Totally agree A guy in our group used to run his front blinker during the club ride and it's annoying and hugely inconsiderate. The guy worked for an insurance company (No Poop) and stated that it...
05-12-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,030
Posted By N2deep

Yep, and the road bike buddies also.. The older...

Yep, and the road bike buddies also.. The older road bikers ride these e-bikes with no shame. Got passed by several last year on our Conquer the Coast Ride (65miles), too funny.
05-09-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 5,841
Posted By N2deep

Most tractors have road gears and will run in the...

Most tractors have road gears and will run in the mid30ís especially with a light rake, probably much faster than the group.
05-09-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 5,841
Posted By N2deep

The rider might have felt unsafe and decided to...

The rider might have felt unsafe and decided to claim more of the lane to prevent unsafe passes, several studies indicate that we’re a little safer making them breach the opposite lane to pass rather...
05-09-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,127
Posted By N2deep

Falling for the BS happens to all of us sooner or...

Falling for the BS happens to all of us sooner or later and buyers remorse just makes it seem worse than it really is.. A great way to overcome the remorse is to fix it and ride it, at least the ride...
Forum: Touring
05-09-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,712
Posted By N2deep

There are some excellent suggestions listed...

There are some excellent suggestions listed above. However if your willing to look at steel there are excellent Surly choices available beyond the Ogre. The Cross Check, the Straggler and the Trucker...
05-08-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,260
Posted By N2deep

I ride the South Texas Coast line daily and no...

I ride the South Texas Coast line daily and no issues. Proper maintenance and a quick spray with lube and a little wire brush removes almost all spots when they do appear... Nothing will protect your...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-01-22, 02:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,828
Posted By N2deep

I owned a Tern Link 7 and enjoyed the bike...

I owned a Tern Link 7 and enjoyed the bike although I was surprised at the its heavy weight. I think the weight of the bike you choose should be a major consideration, especially for a folding bike...
04-30-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By N2deep

I dropped the nose on my saddle years ago, just...

I dropped the nose on my saddle years ago, just dong like stuff in my junk. Tilting the saddle has little to do with performance and more about comfort. True old geezers would ride gel seat about the...
04-27-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,695
Posted By N2deep

I love the Yakama roof rack on the GTI. However,...

I love the Yakama roof rack on the GTI. However, due to the height I'm considering a 1up rack for the Expedition. These racks appear to be well made and reasonably priced. Regardless of the rack used...
04-27-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By N2deep

The only action that makes sense is to record...

The only action that makes sense is to record these events and to report them to the police and to ride defensibly. Starting an altercation in today's litigious world is sheer stupidity and beating...
04-20-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,985
Posted By N2deep

I ride for fun and average 3K a year. I agree...

I ride for fun and average 3K a year. I agree with the "Can't improve what you don't measure" philosophy. I ride alone most days out of choice and schedule issues and live in the coastal flats of...
04-18-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,985
Posted By N2deep

Training to Increase Speed and Stamina

Iím, A young 70ish Fred, that need to improve my stamina and speed this year and believe that I need a new training regimen. Last year I rode three times a week, 25/30 miles/2 hrs. each ride. I...
04-11-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,198
Posted By N2deep

I bought a Tern Link 7 on my last trip to China....

I bought a Tern Link 7 on my last trip to China. Alibaba and a few friends helped, easy purchase and it was shipped directly to a friends apartment. The price was significantly less than the US...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-10-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By N2deep

Great write up! Its a fun trip, thanks.

Great write up! Its a fun trip, thanks.
04-08-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,994
Posted By N2deep

Yes, it's irresponsible to ride in a group and...

Yes, it's irresponsible to ride in a group and not be prepared to fix the most basic issues and to suck off other riders generosities. We can't prep for every emergency but keeping your bike updated,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,575
Posted By N2deep

The smart ones know when to yell BS and the dumb...

The smart ones know when to yell BS and the dumb ones never will, intelligent post or not. Sadly, censorship on bike forms is seriously more dangerous than a stupid post, gone are the days when...
04-05-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,051
Posted By N2deep

I love the new stuff, gears, bars, seats, wheels,...

I love the new stuff, gears, bars, seats, wheels, tires, pedals, materials, helmets, clothing, suspension, eletronic shifting,, all the gadgets. Most gains today are minuscule but still positive and...
04-01-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 670
Posted By N2deep

Intersting that other countries that used...

Intersting that other countries that used Ivermectin experienced a lower mortality rate, Africa for example and many third world countries. . The purpose of the Medical Journal is not to provide...
03-31-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 670
Posted By N2deep

Who cares? Everyone I know is over the propaganda...

Who cares? Everyone I know is over the propaganda ..
02-26-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 68,318
Posted By N2deep

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x958/c17c2ffb_4151_47e3_b0f4_d943491c680f_a032ce4b3928cadc5b05b480412c12ca44c482e6.jpeg
Fun gravel bike...
02-26-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,900
Posted By N2deep

I always offer assistance and provide help where...

I always offer assistance and provide help where I can. As noted earlier a quick, Do you need help? Is often all thats needed. Life is about choices, getting involved and offering assistance to our...
Forum: Touring
02-24-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,579
Posted By N2deep

I threw the cartridges in the trash years ago and...

I threw the cartridges in the trash years ago and learned how to shave with a safety razor, that takes a day or two. I've tried most of the razor and blades and picked the Feather Razor and Feather...
Forum: Foo
02-19-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 980
Posted By N2deep

A great store, we bought ours there too.. Laredo...

A great store, we bought ours there too.. Laredo has some great import stores.
02-14-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,134
Posted By N2deep

Do you remember the carbon fiber racing yacht...

Do you remember the carbon fiber racing yacht debacle, millions were spend on new racing catamarans built solely out of carbon fiber and they all sunk? Hopefully they will do a little testing before...
Forum: Foo
02-14-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,606
Posted By N2deep

Sad that people today do not value an opposing...

Sad that people today do not value an opposing view(s), let's face it, we're losing our right to free speech. Look at the latest debacle with Joe Rogan. The persons interviewed are reputable doctors...
02-06-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,658
Posted By N2deep

Wow, I feel your pain. I have the same rims and...

Wow, I feel your pain. I have the same rims and the 5Ks are tight, especially if you have the trek tubeless tapes installed. I tried multiple designs of the suggested tool and they were not a lot of...
02-01-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,030
Posted By N2deep

Ouch, that stings!

Ouch, that stings!
01-29-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By N2deep

Cross Checks and stragglers are both great frames...

Cross Checks and stragglers are both great frames due to their ability to accept so many different components and riding styles. Your plan seems solid but I would reconsider such wide tires for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 887
Posted By N2deep

TSA agents are unpredictable and putting tools in...

TSA agents are unpredictable and putting tools in your carryon is asking for trouble. It amazes me how in consistent they can be, some airports you could carry a bazooka thru and others will check...
01-28-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 779
Posted By N2deep

Bravo !!! Looks great

Bravo !!! Looks great
01-23-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By N2deep

Maybe, just maybe, a few pictures and a clear...

Maybe, just maybe, a few pictures and a clear description of the tools and what your trying to accomplish would help us help you.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-20-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By N2deep

Start by using it smaller than your desired...

Start by using it smaller than your desired diameter and adjust it a few thousands at a time, measure the cut and adjust until you get the desired hole. You could measure the reamer but remember thar...
01-13-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,222
Posted By N2deep

This is all snobbish bullpoop. Sounds like some...

This is all snobbish bullpoop. Sounds like some shallow, stoopid, self empowering pigmy idea for saving the world. You need to see the people in this world whoís mother and father work their asses...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 13,791
Posted By N2deep

Think of bike prices this way, Dicks, XYZ sports...

Think of bike prices this way, Dicks, XYZ sports and many other can sell a functioning dirt bike for $500 and still make 20%. The manhours, tooling and expertise required to manufacture that $500...
01-13-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,096
Posted By N2deep

That strategy will get you zero rides here....

That strategy will get you zero rides here. Corpus Christi is flat but our avg wind speed is ~15 mps. Wind is our hills and most everyone rides into the mid 20s if the gusts are reasonable. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 13,791
Posted By N2deep

Great point and thatís why a lot of us are...

Great point and thatís why a lot of us are fishing the used pond for components or building outside of the conventional markets. The whole situation is ridiculous as bike prices pre-pandemic were...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 13,791
Posted By N2deep

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01-11-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,957
Posted By N2deep

Dont buy into the hype. Most of the lead or...

Dont buy into the hype. Most of the lead or faster riders Ive seen are riding skinnier tires, like 28s or 30s. Of course skill level has a lot to do with it and that most of the trails are packed...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By N2deep

When traveling I use a front rack and ortlieb...

When traveling I use a front rack and ortlieb panniers. I like the weight distribution aspect of front panniers and in the future will consider a porteur bag. BTW, Ortlieb panniers have a handle...
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