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05-15-10, 09:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,413
Posted By twobikes

Coolibar sells sun protective clothing, although...

Coolibar sells sun protective clothing, although it is not specifically cyclists' gear. You can find them with a simple web search.
01-19-09, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By twobikes

Thank you, both.

Thank you, both.
01-19-09, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By twobikes

Inner cable size - Shimano

I am thinking about replacing my shifter cables on a Shimano STI Tiagra system with brifters. REI has cables in 1.1 mm and 1.5 mm sizes. I just read that 1.2 mm is the standard size used by...
10-29-08, 04:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,316
Posted By twobikes

I read your story about crashing. It sounds like...

I read your story about crashing. It sounds like you had it worse than I did. I am glad you are OK. May you be able to ride again soon.
10-28-08, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,792
Posted By twobikes

I have a couple of these Schwinn units. One I...

I have a couple of these Schwinn units. One I bought nearly two years ago does real well. One I bought a couple of months ago has been doing the same things the original poster experienced. The...
10-28-08, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,316
Posted By twobikes

It was a Wendy's #1 combo and was pretty good. I...

It was a Wendy's #1 combo and was pretty good. I was feeling a little queasy standing in the counter line and the smell of fresh, hot grease made me wonder if I really wanted to eat it. But, it was...
10-28-08, 08:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,316
Posted By twobikes

It was rather simple. Bring up the image you...

It was rather simple. Bring up the image you want in Google or anything else. Press the PrtScrn/SysRq button on your computer keyboard. Open MS Paint (assuming you have a Windows machine). Pull...
10-28-08, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,316
Posted By twobikes

I have always known about the danger of hitting...

I have always known about the danger of hitting railroad tracks at an oblique angle. I should have thought more about driveway lips. I do not recall ever encountering one that pronounced before or...
10-28-08, 07:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,316
Posted By twobikes

I "came to" after a few seconds. The wind was...

I "came to" after a few seconds. The wind was knocked out of me. I got up as soon as I could and picked up a few things that fell out of my shirt pocket. Then I dragged myself and the bike over to...
10-28-08, 07:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,316
Posted By twobikes

On becoming one with the asphalt

Monday, October 20 I was riding a Trek 7.2 FX in Clinton, Tennessee. I was halfway through a planned 50 mile solo ride. Traffic became a little heavy where I was and I decided to shoot up a...
10-08-08, 11:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By twobikes

When I had the encounter with the skunk I was...

When I had the encounter with the skunk I was eastbound on Howe Road near Centerpoint Road out west of Notus.
10-07-08, 08:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By twobikes

Encounter with a skunk

Sunday evening I went out to log 30 miles in the country. It was dark on the way back. My lights are adequate for avoiding most hazards and for being seen, especially on this road. Traffic is very...
09-02-08, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By twobikes

Congratulations. The sleeve your father-in-law...

Congratulations. The sleeve your father-in-law inserted must have been an aluminum alloy, too. Otherwise he would not have been able to weld it to the parent metal in the crank.
08-21-08, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By twobikes

Clever idea!

Clever idea!
08-10-08, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By twobikes

If you know your cadence continuously in real...

If you know your cadence continuously in real time, you can use it to guide your shifting. You will find yourself shifting down earlier and more often. When your cadence falls below a certain...
08-09-08, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By twobikes

You are going to need one magnet and sensor for...

You are going to need one magnet and sensor for measuring cadence from your crankset and another magnet and sensor for reading speed from your wheel. You will also need some sort of slide switch...
08-09-08, 07:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,452
Posted By twobikes

I have a few hundred miles on some Michellin...

I have a few hundred miles on some Michellin Lithion tires and really like them. I weigh just under 200 pounds and ride on chip seal asphalt, which can be pretty rough.
08-06-08, 12:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,277
Posted By twobikes

I just started using a cadence meter. I find I...

I just started using a cadence meter. I find I shift earlier and more often. These are usually downshifts. The surprise is that if I shift down when my cadence falls to just below 80, my cadence...
08-02-08, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By twobikes

I have a couple of the Schwinn cyclometers from...

I have a couple of the Schwinn cyclometers from Wal-Mart, too. For less than $3 at Wal-Mart you can get a one cell LED pencil light with a pocket clip on it. I slide one of these onto the visor of...
08-01-08, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 766
Posted By twobikes

If you are investing more than $12 in shipping...

If you are investing more than $12 in shipping units back to Garmin, just go to Wal-Mart and get a $10 Schwinn wired cyclometer. Cut a mounting bracket for the sensor out of sheet metal and hang it...
07-24-08, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By twobikes

I do not have experience with these two heart...

I do not have experience with these two heart rate monitors. But, I have two HRMs: one with a chest strap that reads on my cyclometer and one that is a wrist watch HRM with no chest strap.

I...
07-24-08, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,773
Posted By twobikes

To add to the addictive nature of cycling, in a...

To add to the addictive nature of cycling, in a few weeks people will tell you that you are looking better than ever. You will be working with someone helping you and they will need a rest, but you...
07-21-08, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By twobikes

It is more spendy, but a Sigma BC-2006 can be...

It is more spendy, but a Sigma BC-2006 can be used on two bikes. In addition to the initial outlay you will need to buy a kit for the second bike consisting of a magnet, mounting bracket and...
07-20-08, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By twobikes

I have the same problem with an alloy crank on a...

I have the same problem with an alloy crank on a road bike. I posted on it last week. Perhaps you read my post.

I will probably keep the bike nearly forever. The crank is holding right now and I...
07-20-08, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By twobikes

I think a little careful experimentation with...

I think a little careful experimentation with some paper to develop a pattern I could use to cut a mounting bracket out of galvinized sheet metal would have worked, but I try to weld whenever I can...
07-18-08, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By twobikes

I have now tried the $12 cadence meter. I used...

I have now tried the $12 cadence meter. I used one magnet stuck to the end of my left pedal where it fits into a nice little recess and will not easily come off. It is a round button magnet that...
07-17-08, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By twobikes

I want to try this. My bike is a triple. The...

I want to try this. My bike is a triple. The granny gear is steel, but it is small. The magnets could attach to the gear, not just to the bolts. Still, I would want to make magnet holders out of...
07-17-08, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By twobikes

Maude, Do listen to the Podcast I linked. ...

Maude,

Do listen to the Podcast I linked. I do not live in Portland, but do get there several times a year for meetings, etc. KBOO has a bike program once a month and their past broadcasts are...
07-16-08, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,243
Posted By twobikes

Damaged pedal threads in crank arm

My new pedal unthreaded from the crank arm on the right or drive side. I did not notice it until some of the threads in my alloy crank arm had already been damaged.

After removal of the pedal...
07-16-08, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By twobikes

I think the article you want is at:...

I think the article you want is at: http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/16782826.html

For an inspiring Podcast on weight loss, go to: http://www.podcastdirectory.com/podcasts/6833 and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-08, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By twobikes

REI stores have some decent looking tape for...

REI stores have some decent looking tape for about $7. I have not used it, but it looked and felt pretty good.
06-17-08, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By twobikes

Did the frame originally have a braze on fitting...

Did the frame originally have a braze on fitting that was part of the frame?

Someone once had a similar problem. I suggested making an FD mounting bracket that would anchor to the water bottle...
06-17-08, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By twobikes

There are times when a crank puller will not...

There are times when a crank puller will not loosen an arm from the shaft. Life becomes more challenging at that point. Todd Downs' book recommends removing the bolt and riding the bike until the...
06-16-08, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By twobikes

I have a 2006 Allez Sport Tripple. The 23 mm...

I have a 2006 Allez Sport Tripple. The 23 mm tires and aluminum frame transmit more road vibrations from chip seal asphalt to my body than my old 10-speed with a steel frame and 1 1/4" tires. I now...
06-12-08, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By twobikes

This article reflects the news story I heard over...

This article reflects the news story I heard over our local CBS TV affiliate a couple of weeks ago. Thanks for posting it.

It makes for an interesting story, but it is too early for making a...
06-10-08, 09:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,436
Posted By twobikes

The cycling group could really use a guy like...

The cycling group could really use a guy like you, but who wants to feel used?
Forum: Europe
06-09-08, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,141
Posted By twobikes

In fact, near the coast in Ostfriesland...

In fact, near the coast in Ostfriesland (Niedersachsen or Lower Saxony) around Carolinensiel and west of there, the trees all lean distinctively to the east from steady westerly winds. You will see...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-08, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By twobikes

Attach a piece of plastic or masonite to the...

Attach a piece of plastic or masonite to the bottom of your cargo carrier. That will take care of splash from the rear wheel. What comes from the front wheel will hit the downtube. I do not ride...
06-08-08, 06:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,871
Posted By twobikes

The damage done by a shotgun depends (in large...

The damage done by a shotgun depends (in large part) on the distance between the gun and the person shot. The incident report indicates that Mr. Whittington was 30 yards from Mr. Cheney. Ballistics...
06-08-08, 06:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,871
Posted By twobikes

If the weapon used were a shotgun, we would be...

If the weapon used were a shotgun, we would be discussing a fatality, not the recovery of someone who had 100 pellets removed from his back. The shell used was almost certainly birdshot. The intent...
06-07-08, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,751
Posted By twobikes

Someone once suggested buying a set of 1/4" drive...

Someone once suggested buying a set of 1/4" drive sockets in metric sizes. Buy an extra set of Allen or hex wrenches in metric. Saw the hex wrenches off and mount in the 1/4" drive sockets to make...
06-07-08, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By twobikes

Do you have a reflector with collar mounted on...

Do you have a reflector with collar mounted on the seat post? If so, move it to just above the seat post clamp and tighted the reflector collar. The extra gripping from the reflector collar should...
06-07-08, 06:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,041
Posted By twobikes

I am pathetic, but I am better than I was. ...

I am pathetic, but I am better than I was.

I have never been able to get my cadence above about 75 and have just about given up, even though I have read and tried all sorts of suggestions.
...
06-07-08, 06:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,751
Posted By twobikes

Yes, but the torque specs are also given as a...

Yes, but the torque specs are also given as a range (e.g. 40 - 55 in. lb.) rather than a precise target. Using a torque wrench, even if not completely accurate, still gets one closer to what is...
06-06-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,041
Posted By twobikes

If you have trouble with the seat post slipping a...

If you have trouble with the seat post slipping a little, try moving the rear reflector down to immediately above the seat post collar and tighten it. That should add just enough extra grip to keep...
06-06-08, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,041
Posted By twobikes

By lugs do you mean screws? Yes, mine came with...

By lugs do you mean screws? Yes, mine came with screws in those holes. I do not know if the LBS put screws into the bosses or if they were that way from the factory. Go to this link...
06-06-08, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,751
Posted By twobikes

I have posted this close to a dozen times, but...

I have posted this close to a dozen times, but torque wrench discussions pop up like dandelions.

I made my own torque wrench for inch pounds. The basic components are a ten inch steel bar and...
06-06-08, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,041
Posted By twobikes

If there is one thing that disappoints me about...

If there is one thing that disappoints me about the 7.2 FX, it is the stock pedals. The dust cap came out of my left pedal within the first 20 miles of riding. The screws on the right pedal loosen...
06-06-08, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By twobikes

Serotonin and weight gain

Last evening our CBS-TV affiliate ran a short segment on the local news about a new understanding of the role serotonin plays in the body's management of weight. It seems serotonin can signal the...
06-06-08, 05:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,041
Posted By twobikes

I have a 7.2 FX. I leave the seat post...

I have a 7.2 FX. I leave the seat post adjustment at the rigid position. It seems it is either rigid or mushy--nothing in between. But, the seat is surprisingly comfortable and the 28 mm tires...
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