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01-17-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 656
Posted By DangerousDanR

I think you need to know that the World Bollard...

I think you need to know that the World Bollard Association is a bit of tongue in cheek humor.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/world-bollard-association

Also, it seems to me that if a...
12-29-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,624
Posted By DangerousDanR

​​​​​​My Ritchey Breakaway is a 60 cm top tube...

​​​​​​My Ritchey Breakaway is a 60 cm top tube with a 130 cm stem and my Lynskey R.350 is a 61 cm top tube with a 120 cm stem. Both have alloy bars. The Lynskey has a carbon seatpost, while the...
12-20-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,382
Posted By DangerousDanR

You have got to be kidding me! Thanks to the...

You have got to be kidding me! Thanks to the wonders of a TBI my hearing is a mess. I should not walk on the MUP? Maybe the solution is that everyone needs to use common courtesy?
12-13-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,824
Posted By DangerousDanR

I spent 10 years as a firefighter / medic. If a...

I spent 10 years as a firefighter / medic. If a patient was unconscious the last thing I would want to do is to try and contact someone to get a bunch of information that is of limited value in the...
12-07-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By DangerousDanR

Stuart: thanks for the input. I forgot to copy...

Stuart:
thanks for the input. I forgot to copy the other section in the link I pasted.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-04-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 54,755
Posted By DangerousDanR

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,024
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have started accumulating bits and pieces to...

I have started accumulating bits and pieces to turn one of my Lynskey hardtail mountain bikes into a gravel bike. Not really a no holds bared dream build, but it will be a Ti frame with carbon...
11-30-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,651
Posted By DangerousDanR

I know that your weather over there in Michigan...

I know that your weather over there in Michigan is a little worse than ours here in North Dakota, but doesn't winter mean Fat Bike season has started there?
11-18-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 3,988
Posted By DangerousDanR

Done! I guess their marketing isn't very good......

Done! I guess their marketing isn't very good...
https://evelo.com/

I actually know a fellow who has one as a winter commuter.
11-14-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,739
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have used both Conti GP5000TL 700CX25 and...

I have used both Conti GP5000TL 700CX25 and Schwalbe Pro One 700C X 25 on my solo bikes. I have run both of these tires tubeless. Both are good. Both seem to have their weaknesses. I have had two...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,532
Posted By DangerousDanR

Merlin lists them as in stock at 2 for $86.68 USD...

Merlin lists them as in stock at 2 for $86.68 USD for 25mm but the 28 are out of stock. I am aware that the GP5000 seems to be a lot of people's favourite tire, but there are other fish in the sea. I...
11-01-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,238
Posted By DangerousDanR

I get it... you don't like Governor Abbot's...

I get it... you don't like Governor Abbot's politics. But until bicycle and pedestrian safety can be moved out of the category of partisan bickering the likelihood of meaningful improvements in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By DangerousDanR

I just got a set of Light Bicycle wheels, 46 mm...

I just got a set of Light Bicycle wheels, 46 mm deep with Carbon Ti hubs. I have their graphene brake tracks, which may have been pure marketing fluff.

Brakes are Campagnolo Record with Campagnolo...
10-29-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,160
Posted By DangerousDanR

I do not think this word means what you think...

I do not think this word means what you think this word means!
Forum: Commuting
10-21-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,744
Posted By DangerousDanR

Report, and don't back down! I had an...

Report, and don't back down!

I had an incident with a city employee who was driving an SUV on a MUP. I asked him for his ID and he very briefly held it up, then drove off. Initially his...
10-14-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,969
Posted By DangerousDanR

Mr. Polansky lost me when he said "People...

Mr. Polansky lost me when he said "People shouldn't be allowed to suffer on the streets while the wealthiest society in history swirls around them." I have some friends who in many ways are like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,384
Posted By DangerousDanR

I am using Orange Seal Sub-Zero, which they give...

I am using Orange Seal Sub-Zero, which they give the lowest puncture sealing rating and it has sealed all the tire punctures I have had. One of them (a front tire puncture) I was aware of sealant...
10-04-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,162
Posted By DangerousDanR

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/Mango/longboar...

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/Mango/longboard8_cruisers_bikes.htm

It is a rim brake cruiser...
09-21-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,571
Posted By DangerousDanR

They are horrible.:rolleyes: I spend hours...

They are horrible.:rolleyes: I spend hours putting new sealant in every week. Not to mention that if I have a flat or when a tire wears out I will have to get schmutz on my hands, so I sit by the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,806
Views: 511,329
Posted By DangerousDanR

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Forum: Fatbikes
09-10-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,338
Posted By DangerousDanR

I kind of get the people who don't want to try...

I kind of get the people who don't want to try road tubeless. There is a bit of a learning curve.

For a mountain bike. Well, aha, all the cool kids ride tubeless. It is the pool noodle in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,384
Posted By DangerousDanR

Remember this? ...

Remember this?


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/580x435/80-img_20210701_145912197_c024e42d180a90e64b78947f069bdc2edd0edb99.jpg
That is a very worn out 700CX32 GP5000 on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,735
Posted By DangerousDanR

Indeed, the GP5000 tubeless is between 45 and 65...

Indeed, the GP5000 tubeless is between 45 and 65 grams heavier than the tube type GP5000, which is about the mass of the lightest Continental tube. But if I look at Schwalbe I see that the tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,598
Posted By DangerousDanR

What you have purchased is not a race bike. It is...

What you have purchased is not a race bike. It is a casual road bike styled to look like a "race bike". For what you are doing that is probably what you want.
07-14-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By DangerousDanR

Please NO! The group rides here in Fargo ND are...

Please NO! The group rides here in Fargo ND are running well over 20. I have not seen any close calls on those rides for the few years I have been riding in them. This would just add an expense to...
07-03-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,595
Posted By DangerousDanR

I love visiting Canada, but really WTF! I...

I love visiting Canada, but really WTF!

I was attacked by a dog last week on the route I have ridden for years, so I decided to mount a Silca Tattico pump where I can reach it while riding. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 965
Posted By DangerousDanR

Riding the tandem to puncture the worn out rear...

Riding the tandem to puncture the worn out rear tire only would have been a trick that I didn't want to attempt, so I put those screws in with a screw gun. They spun in the tire when they bottomed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 965
Posted By DangerousDanR

Dangerous Dan's Road Tubeless Screw You Sealing Demonstration

As promised, when I needed to change a tire I would do a small experiment to demonstrate how well or poorly a road tubeless tire will seal up after being punctured with s drywall screw. Except I...
06-18-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,868
Posted By DangerousDanR

Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Haifa all come to mind....

Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Haifa all come to mind. Lots of hills with winding roads that follow the contours. You can cycle or walk them.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,855
Posted By DangerousDanR

I also have a Campagnolo Super Record cassette...

I also have a Campagnolo Super Record cassette which has 6 Ti sprockets out of 11. It is maybe 4 years old and it is just fine. Probably does half of my miles, so. around 6000 miles on it.

Also,...
06-04-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,770
Posted By DangerousDanR

The short version is "because there are too many...

The short version is "because there are too many people driving who should not be driving but they need to to function in modern society in many places."
05-21-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,675
Posted By DangerousDanR

Rick: We have Hope V4 "downhill" brakes on our...

Rick:
We have Hope V4 "downhill" brakes on our touring tandem with a Shimano IceTech 203 mm rotor in front and a Hope vented 203 mm rotor in the rear. They are for a flat bar setup, but Hope makes...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,311
Posted By DangerousDanR

Yes, it is somewhat of an enigma. Sorry but I...

Yes, it is somewhat of an enigma. Sorry but I couldn't resist that comment.
05-14-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,519
Posted By DangerousDanR

They are in the Westwood area in Los Angeles. ...

They are in the Westwood area in Los Angeles. Yeah, I believe it. That is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the LA area. Home of UCLA, wedged between Beverly Hills and Brentwood. Big bucks...
05-12-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 13,312
Posted By DangerousDanR

I had a verified genuine carbon fiber seat post...

I had a verified genuine carbon fiber seat post assplode on my MTB. It was also verified to not be due to crush forces. It just plain sheared off.

I have also had an aluminum handlebar fail due...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,956
Posted By DangerousDanR

Once you buy it. having electronic shifting on...

Once you buy it. having electronic shifting on your primary bike becomes less of a luxury and more of the standard. But this baby, at over $200 US is pure luxury:...
05-03-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,856
Posted By DangerousDanR

I am not trying to assign blame. I really don't...

I am not trying to assign blame. I really don't know. But there are a few things that enter my thought process on this.

1) The speed limit there according to the images on Google Maps is 30 MPH...
04-27-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,801
Posted By DangerousDanR

https://www.facebook.com/GreatRidesFargo/videos/20...

https://www.facebook.com/GreatRidesFargo/videos/2018-great-rides-100-person-ride/321981365029931/?__so__=permalink&__rv__=related_videos

So, a total of 131 on the 100 person ride. Mmmmm. That...
04-23-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,322
Posted By DangerousDanR

1) Never once have I supported bicycle licensing...

1) Never once have I supported bicycle licensing because it is always a pretext to put money in government coffers with absolutely zero benefit to the licensee.
2) This group of kids clearly are...
04-23-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,322
Posted By DangerousDanR

Just so we are clear, my time stamps refer to the...

Just so we are clear, my time stamps refer to the video shown in this article:...
04-22-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,322
Posted By DangerousDanR

If the kids behavior had been legal, I would also...

If the kids behavior had been legal, I would also be POed at the LEOs. Watch the video again. Those kids could have been charged with "disorderly conduct", and it would probably stick.

New...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,476
Posted By DangerousDanR

Rolf Vigor are 33 mm depth rims. That is about...

Rolf Vigor are 33 mm depth rims. That is about the limit for aluminum wheels. A set will run you around $650.

But do not give up hope. These folks make what you want, but for a price.
...
04-22-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,322
Posted By DangerousDanR

The people being detained are probably all...

The people being detained are probably all juveniles, so while the officer may have used the term arrest when speaking with them they were probably being detained by Law Enforcement acting in the...
04-21-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,208
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have been running into delays with a lot of...

I have been running into delays with a lot of bicycle parts. I tried to buy a 120 mm fat bike crankset back in December. The LBS had some Race Face parts on hand, but not a full crankset, and they...
04-19-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,892
Posted By DangerousDanR

Are you really still using a piece of expanded...

Are you really still using a piece of expanded polystyrene from 2008 in a life safety application? You may be a certified genius, but you can't RTFM! I have never kept a helmet more than 5 years. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,598
Posted By DangerousDanR

Survival in a single vehicle crash is not better...

Survival in a single vehicle crash is not better for heavier vehicles. I have responded to both Suburban and Miata crashes. Single vehicle Miata is probably as safe. Personally, if I have to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,513
Posted By DangerousDanR

That is the chain which says "NE"... bring it a...

That is the chain which says "NE"... bring it a shrubbery.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,074
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have had a CF seat post assplode under me. ...

I have had a CF seat post assplode under me. Name brand component. Verified genuine by them. Bought brand new. Always tightened with a torque wrench so never overtightened. They claim my frame cut...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,598
Posted By DangerousDanR

Motopokep: sounds like you...

Motopokep:
sounds like you have two riders who will be riding a very few miles, and one who may or may not ride more. You state that you like the Eurobike XC7000 because it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,338
Posted By DangerousDanR

I haven't ridden anything wider than 25mm on my...

I haven't ridden anything wider than 25mm on my road bikes, but I can state for a fact that if I put wider tires on either of them the rolling resistance would be much higher...because they would...
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