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12-05-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By pdlamb

I asked my doctor last week, and his...

I asked my doctor last week, and his recommendation was to get the pneumonia vaccine right away. He says the shingles can wait another month (or more).

Need to call my pharmacy when they open...
12-05-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By pdlamb

Looking at the close confinement of the set where...

Looking at the close confinement of the set where the pictures were taken, I think I'd ride with these to the handicap ramp in front of my work. When I hit the parking lot, much less the road, I'd...
12-05-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 260
Posted By pdlamb

Duct tape is widely panned for a number of...

Duct tape is widely panned for a number of reasons.

People using Duck(tm) tape are the ones who come up with all the ingenious ideas that work pretty well.
12-02-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 383
Posted By pdlamb

Ride tonight or tomorrow? Yes, of course! Ride...

Ride tonight or tomorrow? Yes, of course! Ride any time you can.
12-02-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 785
Posted By pdlamb

Perfectly normal. FWIW, when I saw dings...

Perfectly normal.

FWIW, when I saw dings like that on my previous new bike I tried to find matching paint to cover up the dings. It matched almost perfectly in the store, but stuck out like a...
12-01-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 901
Posted By pdlamb

​​​​​​​ You're comparing apples and...

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You're comparing apples and oranges. Jetblue, from what I've heard, will charge you extra for anything they can, unlike the airlines you mention. Your anecdotes from other airlines...
11-30-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By pdlamb

Trailer hub bearing grease will stay put pretty...

Trailer hub bearing grease will stay put pretty darn well in the rain. When I was commuting I repacked the bearings annually, whether they needed it or not, and (just guessing) probably had 30-50...
11-30-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 528
Posted By pdlamb

I've got to disagree with you. I've had a couple...

I've got to disagree with you. I've had a couple tires develop sidewall bubbles near the end of tire life, including one tire I took off and set aside for a couple years. It didn't have a bubble...
11-30-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 528
Posted By pdlamb

I'd have thought the worn/squared off tire would...

I'd have thought the worn/squared off tire would be the quietest possible surface.

If you use an old tire, do keep an eye on it. Older tires sometimes develop a bubble in the sidewall -- if that...
11-30-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,473
Posted By pdlamb

I'll admit that my home use is a couple orders of...

I'll admit that my home use is a couple orders of magnitude below your 5,000 wheels usage. Still, how long (time or wheels) does it take before the spring "hardens ... and becomes brittle?"
11-30-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By pdlamb

No kidding. Last time I looked at one all I...

No kidding. Last time I looked at one all I learned is I shouldn't charge it in the shower. :)
11-30-22, 08:25 AM
11-29-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,453
Posted By pdlamb

We've got one corner a few miles up the road...

We've got one corner a few miles up the road where the small gravel/dirt/sand washes out in the road. When the local century went that way, they warned everyone at the start, warned everyone with...
11-29-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,453
Posted By pdlamb

VegasJen, welcome back! Are you all done with...

VegasJen, welcome back! Are you all done with clinicals and ready to graduate, or will you have more next term?

Also FWIW, I don't know of many/any ditches that are soft and good to fall into. ...
11-28-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By pdlamb

Save $250 buying the bundle over the naked GPS??

Save $250 buying the bundle over the naked GPS??
11-28-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By pdlamb

Were you (virtually) flying or waterskiing?

Were you (virtually) flying or waterskiing?
Forum: Commuting
11-28-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 10,256
Posted By pdlamb

Very nice! Sounds like the daffynition of work:...

Very nice! Sounds like the daffynition of work: The hours that interrupt a good bike ride.

:)
Forum: Commuting
11-28-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By pdlamb

Looks a bit better than my old part-of-a-shampoo...

Looks a bit better than my old part-of-a-shampoo mudflap. That one only lasted about 10 years -- yours may well last longer.
11-28-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 441
Posted By pdlamb

Have you tried switching to lighter tires on the...

Have you tried switching to lighter tires on the touring bike?
11-22-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By pdlamb

Walking with 40 pound pack might be comparable if...

Walking with 40 pound pack might be comparable if you ride really slowly. With a bit of speed, though, you're going to be lifting a lot of weight getting your feet off the ground as you run or jog. ...
Forum: Touring
11-22-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 874
Posted By pdlamb

I wouldn't change out drop bars on a new bike...

I wouldn't change out drop bars on a new bike because I'm getting stiff, especially a custom bike. I'd look at longer head tubes and stem swaps to get the bars where I needed them first.
11-22-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 526
Posted By pdlamb

About the only things I'd worry about are (1)...

About the only things I'd worry about are (1) paint and (2) derailers. For the paint, put a blanket over each bike -- easy.

You could remove all the derailers and tape them to the chainstay or...
11-22-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,473
Posted By pdlamb

Not having the sheet in front of me, that sounds...

Not having the sheet in front of me, that sounds like about one marking on the TM-1, right?

And it sounds like you've calibrated this tool multiple times. Does it regularly (like almost every...
11-21-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By pdlamb

Looks like they're really, really sold out. Good...

Looks like they're really, really sold out. Good news for my credit card.
11-21-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,473
Posted By pdlamb

Just out of curiosity, when you recalibrate, how...

Just out of curiosity, when you recalibrate, how far off is/was the TM-1?
11-18-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 792
Posted By pdlamb

Where are the good drivers?

Saw a couple more posts this morning that got me thinking.

Mozart with a thesaurus couldn't come up with any more variations on the theme of "The drivers where I live are psycho" than bikeforum...
11-17-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 578
Posted By pdlamb

or did we learn the lesson the last time that was...

or did we learn the lesson the last time that was tried? Traipsing to the school in the dark was no fun -- I think both my parents wrote three letters to congresscritters each (two senators and one...
11-17-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By pdlamb

If you're looking for accuracy to match the...

If you're looking for accuracy to match the predictions of the Silca bike tire pressure calculator, why not get the Silca digital gauge...
11-17-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By pdlamb

Sanity check on BB standards? That's like sanity...

Sanity check on BB standards? That's like sanity check on the insane asylum.

Subject to correction by more knowledgeable folk, I think the axle length depends more on the crank. What have you...
11-17-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,726
Posted By pdlamb

On the transportation, I think indy has posted a...

On the transportation, I think indy has posted a picture of his bike.
11-17-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By pdlamb

The only downside to Snickers is that they'll...

The only downside to Snickers is that they'll melt in the summer and make a gooey mess. Of course, if I stop at a convenience store every couple hours for more fluids, there are Snickers available...
11-17-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,082
Posted By pdlamb

I did get the single vision. I tried...

I did get the single vision. I tried progressives for my regular glasses for a while and then went back to bifocals. Didn't need the bifocals on bike glasses because I could take my glasses off and...
Forum: Touring
11-17-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,582
Posted By pdlamb

That's the first argument I've heard for wax...

That's the first argument I've heard for wax chain lube that I can't argue with.
11-17-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,082
Posted By pdlamb

While I was blind as a bat without glasses,...

While I was blind as a bat without glasses, SportRx found some cycling glasses I could wear; Rudy Project, in my case. Good people to work with, and the glasses were very good.

Since I had my...
11-14-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By pdlamb

Good point, and just about the best case you can...

Good point, and just about the best case you can hope for.



Those plastic parts will make an interesting sight when you open up a badly worn bar end shifter. One look inside and I was sourcing...
Forum: Touring
11-07-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 946
Posted By pdlamb

This. Email, text, and phone call would be...

This.

Email, text, and phone call would be my low-tech solutions in order. Email or text can go to multiple recipients. If you call, arrange for that person to call others who are most...
11-07-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,216
Posted By pdlamb

I normally call "passing on your left." Started...

I normally call "passing on your left." Started that after one encounter with three ladies when I was ringing my bell -- two kept walking and the third stepped left to look over her shoulder to find...
11-07-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,129
Posted By pdlamb

That first bear? It didn't know you were there. ...

That first bear? It didn't know you were there. Second bear was curious what was coming up the road, but it and the third bear didn't care.

The one that came up to 6-10' from me? I was too...
11-07-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,129
Posted By pdlamb

Suggestion for dog chasing me? Don't do that,...

Suggestion for dog chasing me? Don't do that, you stupid dog!

HALT! has worked well for me (the rider) when (a) I have it and (b) I can get it out fast enough. 95% of the dogs coming after me, I...
Forum: Touring
11-07-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By pdlamb

Read the label for care instructions. If it can...

Read the label for care instructions. If it can be washed, that will reduce the aroma of putting it on or taking it off.
11-07-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By pdlamb

With the Garmin pricing controls in place, a...

With the Garmin pricing controls in place, a Garmin is (paradoxically) a commodity. Buy it wherever you can find it. If it breaks within a month, an exchange or refund should be easy. Further out,...
11-07-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,469
Posted By pdlamb

Did you purchase all these tires at one time? I...

Did you purchase all these tires at one time? I had a bad run on some Panaracers a while back. Didn't buy any more for 2-3 years, after which I went back and they've been flawless (touch wood). ...
11-07-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By pdlamb

Shaving my legs might clear the skin more quickly...

Shaving my legs might clear the skin more quickly than having the tights pluck hairs out of my calves one at a time, and then itching for a week when each hair is gone.
11-07-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,216
Posted By pdlamb

The MUPs in my area have three lanes, one for...

The MUPs in my area have three lanes, one for pedestrians, and one each direction for cyclists, separated by white lines and with fairly frequent symbols. What I see is people walking abreast, in...
11-04-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 397
Posted By pdlamb

33F with wind and rain is pretty much the nadir...

33F with wind and rain is pretty much the nadir of cycling.

FWIW, I've done a fair few miles in that kind of weather with medium pile tights. For a 10 mile (45 minute) commute, that works fine...
Forum: Touring
11-04-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By pdlamb

I have a 1998 Fuji Touring. Except for breaking...

I have a 1998 Fuji Touring. Except for breaking the frame around 2007 (replaced under lifetime warranty) it's been my steady commuter plus fun riding on weekend for 60,000 miles plus.

Yours looks...
11-04-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,217
Posted By pdlamb

Runs fine downhill.

Runs fine downhill.
11-03-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
Posted By pdlamb

I've been itching to try the 38 Rene Herse...

I've been itching to try the 38 Rene Herse (formerly Compass). Maybe Santa is watching . . .
11-03-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 630
Posted By pdlamb

Most of my blinky use has been commuting (until...

Most of my blinky use has been commuting (until the last few years). It's easier to keep a pair of spare batteries in a pannier and pop them in when the light doesn't work when I'm ready to head...
11-03-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By pdlamb

Use it up. If you notice any problems that can...

Use it up. If you notice any problems that can reasonably be attributed to the cement, buy something different after you've used these up. Otherwise, you can order more of the same.
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